NLH managed to catch up with Tuuobillion over the weekend. We had questions and he most certainly had answers. As a member of the talented production/songwriting collective ‘Those That Know’ considerable responsibility falls on these young shoulders, but as our interview revealed, Tuuobillion is more than capable.
Tuuobillion: “To be honest, I’ve always been a very active thinker, outspoken and anxious at the same time, as such music has always been away to release and keep my head level. I’ve always enjoyed expressing myself, before music it would be another artform. I’d always need to create something, otherwise I would take a trip down insanity road.”
What was the first song you heard that actually spoke to you?
Tuuobillion: “I believe I can fly, by R.Kelly. I remember before my voice broke I was a far better singer, and I was able to sing that song, and it made me happy. When I look back that song to this day makes me happy, thats the power of music. I feel like with music, music isn’t necessarily to do with your five senses, its an internal feeling and almost has nothing to do with the sound, theres a magic to it.”
People hate describing their own music, as they feel it limits it. But if you were forced to provide three words that could give people an insight into your music, what would they be?
Tuuobillion: Honesty, Intimacy and Reality.
Do you think you risk being unsuccessful by making music that doesn’t necessarily conform to the pre-conceived archetype of “pop music”
Tuuobillion: I think success is more of a perception really, as long as I’m making music that I’m comfortable with that comes from an honest place, that is success in itself. I know how the market is right now, but I feel as though if you are top twenty and you are making music that you love, and people can feel comes from a real place, timeless music, then it shouldn’t be judged.
You mentioned that success is perception, based on your perception in ten years looking back, what would Tuuobillion need to have achieved in order to deem himself successful?
Tuuobillion: Firstly, I’d have to have found a good woman. And then, I’d need to be able to honestly say that I exceeded myself year after year, in that the songs and the writing advanced with each year that passed.
You are part of a collective known as Those That Know, for those who don’t know. Explain what there is to know about those known as Those That Know?
Tuuobillion: We’re a songwriting and production team, I think the special thing is that as individuals we are all very talented, but collectively the ideas are out of hand. At present we are working on some great stuff, with some very good artists, people like Pierre Amil, Black Biscuit. Our debut single entitled “One More Round” is being released soon.
Orange or Pineapple?
Tuuobillion: Orange, its awkward opening a pineapple.
Tupac or Biggie?
Tuuobillion: Biggie, he had more fun with his rhymes. And the flow was too bouncy, I still listen to Biggie every week, I don’t listen to Tupac much these days. May they both rest in peace.
Brains or Beauty?
Tuuobillion: Depends on how long we have to know each other for, but I’ll be shallow and say beauty, just for my childrens sake.
And for those who are beginning to know, where can they learn more?
TalentHED is sick!!!
Can add youtube/vimeo videos, soundcloud, photos, text to show off your talent!
The legendary Leeds based SubDub comes to London. The event is being held at Cable…this is going be a huge one! Who’s on it?
Time Today at 22:00 - Tomorrow at 06:00
LocationCable33 Bermondsey Street Tunnel, SE1 3JWLondon, United Kingdom
Created by:Jack Vagabondz Robinson, Subdub Exodus
ForSUBDUB OFFICIAL GROUP
@ CABLE, LONDON
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2011
Room 1 : Dub / Roots / Dancehall
‘THE VANGUARD OF DUB’
IRATION STEPPAS SOUND SYSTEM
‘PLAYING DUBZ INNA YEAR 3000 STYLE’
‘DIRECT FROM COPENHAGEN’
Room 2 : Dub / Roots
CHANNEL ONE SOUND SYSTEM
WITH MIKEY DREAD & RAS KAYLEB
GUSSIE P (SIP A CUP RECORDS)
Room 3: Dubstep
MC’S SUN OF SELAH & TOAST
SWEET POTATO SOUND SYSTEM & DECOR
CABLE, 33 BERMONDSEY STREET, LONDON, SE1 3JW
(NEAR LONDON BRIDGE STATION)
DOORS 10PM - 6AM
£8 + £10 EARLY BIRDS - SOLD OUT
£12 TICKETS HERE: http://www.ticketarena.co.uk/node/44377
FULL INFO WWW.PACKLONDON.COM/SUBDUB
SUBDUB INFO : 0113 2433414 / 07764208202
COACH TICKETS FROM LEEDS TO THE SESSION: http://www.ticketarena.co.uk/cable/sub-dub-london
An exhibition by David Shillinglaw
‘Whatever Works’ introduces a series of recent drawings and artworks by David Shillinglaw.
Having spent much of this year on the road, exploring and exhibiting his artwork internationally, including galleries in New York, Cape Town and Rotterdam, Shillinglaw has been encouraged to create work on the move and in new environments, away from the comfort of his studio.
The result is a series of work made in the moment, like a diary entry, which Shillinglaw describes as ‘schematic automatic’. This set of detailed line drawings, small paintings and collages depict a stream of consciousness as visual poems, or map-like diagrams of the human psyche.
Shillinglaw’s work is designed to lift the spirit of the ordinary, and make light of the things that go otherwise unnoticed. This is evident in ‘Whatever Works’, where everyday words and phrases are highlighted with the use of typography, transforming them into a set of mantras in which to inspire positive problem solving, and making the most of the accessible and available; an attitude that is reflected both in the subject matter of the pieces, and the process in which they are made.
Nancy Victor Gallery
6 Charotte Place
Private View - October 27th
October 27th – November 16th 2011
NIKKO GRAY - LOVE
London based freelance designer Dale Edwin Murray graphically designed 14 Hip Hop heads. Most of them you can guess pretty easily, as the designer catches the look and also the style of each and everyone pretty well in the portraits.
Try to guess them all and check out the entire range after the jump.
Umbrella experts London Undercover pay tribute to the retirement of the British Woodland Camouflage, a pattern comprised of four basic western European temperate colors that has been in existence since the ’60s. Offering a brand new umbrella which combines both function and style, the City Gent British Woodland sees the application of original camo patterns over the English-made Ministry of Defense Fabric. In addition, the new model comes absolute with a beech wood shaft and natural Malacca wood handle, orange buttoned-strap fastener and silver tip-cup tips. Now available at select retail accounts including The Garbstore, YMC and online at londonundercover.co.uk
The Garbstore can be found just off Portobello Road, Notting Hill. Our local favourite store for us! :)
Source - Hypebeast
On September 29th, digicame-info published those Nikon D800 specs (Google translation): I initially did not post this online, but after receiving some additional info I can now confirm with a 99% probability only the name “D800″ and the sensor size of 36MP. The D800 will basically be a mini-D3x. Do not expect the same high ISO performance as in the D3s. This is probably Nikon solution to separate both product lines (before the D700 and D3 had the same sensor). Please note that I cannot yet confirm the remaining specs above but I believe most of them correct. I am still working on the details and will have some addition info later today or tomorrow. Stay tuned, it has begun! If the specs are out, expect announcement before the end of the year (I would say 30-60 days from now). Source - Nikon Rumours.
On September 29th, digicame-info published those Nikon D800 specs (Google translation):
I initially did not post this online, but after receiving some additional info I can now confirm with a 99% probability only the name “D800″ and the sensor size of 36MP.
The D800 will basically be a mini-D3x. Do not expect the same high ISO performance as in the D3s. This is probably Nikon solution to separate both product lines (before the D700 and D3 had the same sensor). Please note that I cannot yet confirm the remaining specs above but I believe most of them correct. I am still working on the details and will have some addition info later today or tomorrow.
Stay tuned, it has begun! If the specs are out, expect announcement before the end of the year (I would say 30-60 days from now).
Source - Nikon Rumours.
MASTER SHORTIE - ‘PRODIGAL SON’
DIRECTED BY - DEXTER NAVY
STYLING - YESAWIRISE
VISIONINFUSION - GLORY LOGO T-SHIRT
Today we get a first look at the second collaboration between Carhartt and A.P.C. for Fall/Winter 2011. This time around the two brands present two jackets, including a varsity jacket, some shirts, as well as some t-shirts. Releasing in stores December 15th, we can hopefully show you some more images of the line very soon.