Home / Blog / Artists / #IT2023 GUAP: LIVE NIGHT

#IT2023 GUAP: LIVE NIGHT

Following their three-day songwriting camp, with producer YKKUB at the helm in the Talent House studios, GUAP presented us with a Friday evening of live music. A curated event featuring some of GUAP’s favourite emerging artists from London, we got to witness future stars on the rise…

Atlas Azure @atlasazure
Khalil Madovi @khalilmadovi
Bina @binaofficial
Dessireé @dessireedessy
LESiA @lesialand_
Elsa @elsa.wav
Isaiah St Jean @isaiahstj
DJ Stay Wavey @stay__wavey

Hosted by: GUAP/ Elsie Ayotunde Cullen (Community, programs and events manager @guapmag).

GUAP is a youth-led new media platform dedicated to nurturing, showcasing and celebrating emerging diverse talent.

First up was Isaiah St. Jean, a singer who had smooth, airy pop R&B vocals, while another song he performed had more of a spoken word vibe to it.

Elsa is a soulful songstress who’s raspy vocals captivated the audience for two tracks.

Lesia, a female rapper, got a wheel-up from the crowd as soon as her first few bars reached the mic. The clever wordplay combined with her energetic and versatile flow had the crowd going nuts.

Dessiree’s aura calmed the audience and her music definitely soothed our soul. Her next two songs took inspiration from Afro sounds as her ethereal tone glided on top of the production.

Following on, we had Atlas Azure whose mellow flow floated over the minimal production. His cadence gripped the audience as did the storytelling in his bars. His next track was more upbeat and the audience remained captivated.

BINA. was next, her rich tone acts as the perfect instrument for her quaint lyricism that often feels like a diary entry. Her stories are elevated through her enchanting melodies.

To finish the night off, Khalil Madovi’s combination of singing and rapping made the audience fall in love. Shades on, he looked like a star as his suave stage presence matched up to his slick vocals.

Overall, GUAP gave us a night of artists to remember. GUAP also filmed a documentary about the process, where they spoke to the artists about their experience, capturing behind the scenes of the writing camp and some gorgeous performance shots of the night.

Documentary by Shane Duncan @shaneduncan1
Video & lighting by Kunstraum Productions @kunstraumlondon
Videography by @Abdulisms @AfronautZu

Words: Kat Friar

Read Next

Artists, Events, Featured, Flames Collective | 9 April 2024

UD Low Down: Raye x Flames @ London Hilton

Having cleared up at the BRIT Awards, a couple of days later it was time for an intimate performance at London Hilton on Park Lane, where Hilton Honors members got an exclusive performance by RAYE, with members of Flames Collective supporting on backing vocals. You can now watch a stunning version of ‘Worth It’, filmed on the night too…

Read more

Artists, Flames Collective, Music, Talent House | 5 April 2024

‘Stay’ The New Single from Flames Collective out now!

Flames Collective return with ‘Stay’, the second single from their forthcoming EP. Written by Flames Collective and produced by Stevie Beatz & musical director, Andy Gilbert, ‘Stay’ was born out of a UD writing camp in 2022…

Read more

Artists, Featured, Music, Talent House | 4 April 2024

Meet The Incubator Programme Class of 2024

UD proudly presents the Incubator 2024 cohort. With over 100 applicants, it’s time to meet the 10 exceptional artists who will embark on this six-month talent and career development opportunity. Say hello to Allyson, Izzy Withers, J2, MARACHÉ, Olympia Vitalis, Skee, TayoLoxs, Skye, Zuko Rosemeid & Charlotte Dowsson… 

Read more

Artists, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 3 April 2024

Apply Now… UD Elevator Membership

Phase two is now open! Calling all unsigned artists, producers, musicians, instrumentalists, DJs, podcasters, photographers, videographers, journalists & graphic designers. Level up in 2024 with our new Talent House offering – the Elevator Membership Programme. Thanks to our funders, all you need to do is apply…

Read more