#ACTIVEBOYS VOL. 6: BANK HOLIDAY RECORDS AND SYRUP SESSIONS WITH STEVE

On Wednesday I finally had the opportunity to visit Theo (Motive) at the Bank Holiday Records HQ for a meeting about me having some involvement in the label. In addition to this, I was once again enlisted by the good guys at Hyponik to write another piece; this time an interview with me old pal Steve (Oneman) for their bi-monthly zine.

It was gunna be a busy day..

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Breezed through Shoreditch to have a quick buck up at the Hyponik office and ran into Pro Green on the strip.

After establishing that we had mutual friends and that he knew about BNTL I proposed an interview; why not eh? He agreed – so keep an eye out for that one…

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Got down to the Bank Holiday Studio and Elf Kid’s session with Conducta was just about to start rollin’..

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Smashed it!

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Don’t sleep on this yoot. Elf Kid was spittin’ pure fire on Conducta’s skippy-soulful Grime beats and if you ask me, the two tracks that are on the way are gunna make a whole heap’a noise – trust..

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After sitting in on Elf Kid and Conducta’s session – offering my input – and having a good talk with Theo it was time to duck. I left the Bank Holiday HQ and┬áheaded from Kings Cross to Peckham to link Steve for the interview – via Notting Hill to pick up some bits from Charlie (A.IN.T) to pass on.

A.IN.T back inna dis. Another interview that’ll be on it’s way – hold tight..

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Got down to Peckham and after taking my phone off flight mode – coz a man’s conservative with the battery life – I’d realised that Steve had tried to contact me sayin a prior interview at Rye Wax had been cancelled so he was looking to stay in, so rather than sitting in a bar and chewing the fat, why not spin down to Streatham and do the interview at his yard instead.

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Turns out Steve doesn’t just love record collecting.. He likes collecting..well, everything.. Vintage Michael Jackson stickers, Space Jam stickers, The Face Magazines, Festivals passes, nondescript ┬ácables; all sorts…

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After a couple double cups and a few Buju Banton’s a visit to the shop was in order to reup on essentials and grips a munch.

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Steve opted for the Costcutter selection.. I held out for the chicken shop selection..

I think certain man may’ve regretted their decision still…

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Look out for the we did interview. We had an hour and a half long candid conversation covering everything from British Youth Culture trends to Public Relationships – so it’ll be an insightful piece; without any of the generic questions or answers you come to expect from these types of interviews…

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It was a long productive day; hence the delay..

Hang tight Elf Kid and Conducta – the studio session was silly! Keep it locked for more visuals and updates on the work from the Bank Holiday Records team as I’ll be getting stuck in with some A&R work and touching studio regularly to document the movement going forward..

’til the next time…

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