Friday, September 28, 2007

CSS, Good Shoes, Wiley crash Diesel U Music Awards Afterparty

The Diesel U Music Awards Afterparty takes place this coming Wednesday (October 3rd) at KOKO as the culmination of Diesel's annual international music contest open to unsigned rock, urban/hip-hop and electronic artists. The contest is touted as "a response to the major labels' A&R policies that endorse short-lived pop careers whilst ignoring creativity & long-term artist development." Sounds good to me.

UK finalists include electro duo Get Shakes and indie rockers The Steers; the US of A will be represented by Cool Kids and The Features, and acts from France, Japan and Belgium will also vie for top spot. These cream-of-the-crop contenders will all perform alongside established acts including CSS, Wiley and Good Shoes at the official afterparty. Tickets are just £5 (that's $10 to you North American scum) and although technically sold out, a few are still available at Diesel's flagship stores in Covent Garden and Carnaby Street to those deemed adequately hip and good-looking.

I'm particularly looking forward to seeing CSS in a smaller venue (their Reading set was amazing, but huge) and experiencing Cool Kids' live hi-jinks. Just one question remains: where's the After-Afterparty?

- a.m.p.m.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CSS - Alala (John Hyde Remix)

CSS - Alala (Hoshina Anniversary Remix)

Bonde Do Role - Office Boys (CSS Remix)