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Bigg Taj VS Spee Six Nine, Scotland on Sunday, 2 August 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 26 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine, 2 August 2015, Bigg Taj VS Spee Six Nine

Bigg Taj VS Spee Six Nine is an interesting beat-boxing / rap duo based in Glasgow. Champion beat-boxer, Bigg Taj is a Scottish-born Sikh with Indian heritage while emcee Spee Six Nine was brought up in Yorkshire. Their sound reflects this, mixing bass and dub tracks with Indian and Bollywood influenced beats and instruments.

They’ve supported higher profile acts like, Grandmaster Flash, Killa Kela and Ugly Duckling and featured on BBC Radio 1, the BBC Asian Network and 1 Xtra.

Bigg Taj previously produced a full length album for Louie from Hector Bizerk and produces this second EP collaboration with Spee Six Nine , titled ‘Verses 2′ released on 27 August. They promote the EP with a free entry launch party on the same date at Glasgow’s Nice ‘N’ Sleazy. Ahead of that Bigg Taj performs in Norway on 14 August supporting Tigerstyle

Listen / Download ‘Verses 1’ for free at https://biggtaj.bandcamp.com/album/bigg-taj-vs-spee-six-nine or https://spee69.bandcamp.com/album/bigg-taj-vs-spee-six-nine

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon

Man Of Moon, Scotland on Sunday, 26 July 2015

Published in Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine: Sunday 26 July 2015 | Words by Derick Mackinnon and Olaf Furniss

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon Scotland On Sunday, Spectrum Magazine 26 July 2015, Man Of Moon

Man Of Moon are 19-year-old duo, Michael Reid and Chris Bainbridge, who we first encountered last year via youth music touring project Hit The Road . Since then, their profile has grown significantly, thanks to support slots with bands like The Twilight Sad and The Phantom Band plus airplay and festival appearances.

Their debut split single ‘The Road / This World’ was recorded and produced by Andy Monaghan of Frightened Rabbit and is released on Melodic Records this month.

The pair are musically tight; both melodic and dark. Their psychedelic, alt-rock sound blends hypnotic guitar lines and chunky chords with dreamy, reverb-drenched vocals.

Man Of Moon host launch gigs for the single on Thursday at Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms, and on Friday at Glasgow’s Hug and Pint, followed by appearances at Belladrum Festival on 8 August and Electric Fields on 29 August.

Listen at https://soundcloud.com/man-of-moon

Olaf Furniss and Derick Mackinnon run the Born To Be Wide music business events visit www.borntobewide.co.uk For consideration as our artist of the week or any other news please contact: Derick Mackinnon