I’ll admit it, I’ve been a busy bee the last few weeks – rewrites of a manuscript I’m working on that needed sending to my agent asap, photography and videography work at a live hip hop event the weekend before last, video editing work every evening since, not to mention the day job etc. – but a definite highlight of the hustle and bustle over the last 14 days has been meeting the Manchester-based collective of musicians, producers and recording artists known as Blvck Diamond.
I got the chance to hook up with these guys at their studio to film an interview with them for Mic Check TV, but was in no way expecting to encounter the level of vocal and musical talent that I ran into when I did. After the interview (which I filmed using a two camera set up, feel free to check out the results below), they treated us to a live rendition of one of their singles – The Vibe.
Suffice to say, I was impressed: the production quality, the vocals, the piano solo… Just incredible talent. But don’t take my word for it, you can check out the video I put together of their performance below. If you don’t mind a heady combo of stunning vocals and x-rated lyrics it’s well worth a watch.
You can also check out their interview (below). They share some pretty cool insights into their creative process, as well as their musical influences. I have a feeling they’ll be one to keep an eye on in the near future.