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#UKGospelLegacy – Victizzle: Jam Yourself

About 13 years ago Victizzle almost singlehandedly changed the sound of Gospel Music coming out of the streets of London… Limited choice It’s almost difficult to believe these days, but at one time – and it feels like it wasn’t that long ago – your UK Gospel music options were limited to the classic choir vibe, a little Soul and some RnB (and let’s not … Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – Victizzle: Jam Yourself

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#UKGospelLegacy – Faith Child: Illumination 10th Year

Exactly 10 years ago (4th December 2009) Faith Child released ‘Illumination’, a UKGospel.com shop ūüĒ• bestseller (back when I was running a store) Congrats Michael!ūüĎŹ Some more memories ‘First Place’ live at the IndigO2 #T3M (The Three Musketeers ¬†– Guvna B, Victizzle, Faith Child) Faith Child 10 year recap Today, the 4th December, marks 10 years since the release of Illumination! I used my student … Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – Faith Child: Illumination 10th Year

5 Inspirational UK ‘Gospel’ Tracks You Have to Check Out (Part 1)

There’s no way to sugar coat this. Over the years the UK Gospel scene has sadly lost a huge amount of incredibly talented people to the blight of an unwritten rule: ‘Christian artists should only write about explicitly Christian experiences’. (And of course you can replace ‘write’ with practically any creative endeavour whatsoever and get the same result.¬† It’s a deeply-held, strongly felt conviction in … Continue reading 5 Inspirational UK ‘Gospel’ Tracks You Have to Check Out (Part 1)

[Video and Audio] Guvna B – Sending One Up

New Guvna B¬†Single¬†Challenges Judgemental Apathy You’ve probably seen it in action. ¬†I’ve certainly had to stop myself doing it: someone starts off as a hugely passionate Christian. And then they’re not as passionate. Then they might even completely disappear off the radar… So what to do? Write them off, get on my rather high spiritual horse? Or show a little compassion and concern? Guvna B … Continue reading [Video and Audio] Guvna B – Sending One Up

Top UK Gospel Sunshine Tunes to Warm Your Winter (Part 1)

So: it’s that time of the year again…

3-4 layers of insulated clothing is the norm (my default is 4). ¬†The dark days are longer, and my wearing a hoodie to bed isn’t a strange sight to my family.

The warm orange glow around the country (not to mention the heady, feel-good summer vibe of the Olympics) is a distant, taunting memory as we go about cold life in winter-grey UK.

‘Afrobeats’¬†

2011 had already threatened what has now become known as the ‘Afrobeats’ movement, but 2012 was when the music¬†actually broke into the mainstream. ¬†Inevitably, a lot of that is represented here.

For one last time before 2012 is over, break out your (real or imagined) sunglasses, winter barbecue, ice cream and sunscreen and enjoy some of the best UK Gospel Tropical tunes to bring the heat back into your life…

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The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – March 2012

Happy New Year! ¬†First ‘Essential’ post of 2012. ¬†Sorry it took so long.

The short version: through the ‘Essential UK Gospel Tracklist’ series I’ll point you in the direction of UK gospel tracks I think are worth further exploration. ¬†Read the full background here.

In the meantime, the music for 2012 is looking rather good.  Here Рin no particular order Рare a few you definitely need to check out.

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Utter Once Announces ‘Who’s Dat’ Remixtape

Even if the name is unfamiliar, you’ll undoubtedly know the voice and the songs he appeared on.

And yes, it’s the same Utter Once from the Gospel MOBO award-winning group ‘G-Force‘.

Collaboration King

If anyone genuinely deserves the handle ‘collaboration king’, it’ll be him. ¬†He’s guested on some of the biggest tunes the UK gospel scene has had to offer in recent years: Victizzle‘s ‘iSing‘, Faith Child‘s ‘First Place‘ and Lola Godheld‘s ‘Studio‘, not to mention a seemingly endless array UK tracks floating around the underground. Continue reading “Utter Once Announces ‘Who’s Dat’ Remixtape”