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Paddle against the flow.

'My Element: Built by Grime' looks at women who are spearheading the UK grime scene.

 
 

TCO London, through Huck and Little White Lies, has always provided a platform for unfiltered voices of women who are making change.

In 2018 we want to supercharge our efforts through a range of activity focusing on women who are treading their own path across film, music, art, business, fashion, sport and wider culture.

The first feature, 'My Element: Built by Grime', takes a look at women who are spearheading the UK grime scene. The original film by Huck explores the growing influence of grime music, examining the genre through the eyes of artists, DJs and political MCs.

 
 

- Meet the Girl's in Grime - 

 

A.G.

A.G made her name as a blogger when everyone was saying that grime was dead. After getting a job on pirate radio, the east Londoner began to learn her craft – moving from station to station and carving out a reputation as one of the city’s top mixers. Now, seven years later, she has become a regular on NTS, and finally gets to work with the heroes she idolised growing up.

MelZ

Melz is the MC known for setting Leeds University campus alight with her parody of Stormzy’s ‘Shut Up' in a bid to become the union’s Education Officer. Two years later, the south east Londoner is about to start her PhD, has a Masters in Social and Political Thought and has spearheaded a nationwide race equality campaign called ‘Why is my curriculum white?’

Julie Adenuga

As a founding Beats One presenter and member of the Adenuga clan, Julie Adenuga is already a household name. She earned her stripes on London community station Rinse FM, before starting up her own TV shows on Channel AKA, Daily Motion and YouTube. Raised with a DIY attitude that characterises the careers of herself and her brothers (Skepta and JME), there’s no telling what she could do next.

 

C Cane

When C Cane arrived on the scene, her tongue-twisting freestyles platformed by 1Xtra and Rinse stunned grime fans. Since then, the north London MC has conquered acoustic tracks, afrobeats, and has been given her own show on Reprezent.

Jasmin Sehra

Jasmin Sehra is a visual artist who captured the attention of artists like Nadia Rose, Lady Leshurr and M.I.A. after she immortalised them in Bollyhood – an art series that combined her musical influences with Bollywood film posters and “cassette tape aesthetics.” Its first outing was part of Sophia Tassew’s 140 BPM exhibition.

Sophie Tassew

Sophia Tassew is an art director who claims she does “art on the side”, but has also put on three exhibitions in the last year. It was her first – 140 BPM, an ode to grime featuring Jasmin Sehra, Tom Fitch, Raman Aso, Simon Wheatley and herself – that put the London prodigy well and truly on the map. Since then, she’s shaken up the system with her visual cultural commentary; promoting intersectionality and inclusivity, and providing space for marginalised creatives.