Lex Amor & Bel Cobain have dropped a new track today as part of new Hackney based community movement The Silhouettes Project, shining a light on artists in the shadows and protecting local spaces from gentrification. The Silhouettes Project provides an open space – a recording studio and live venue (located within the Total Refreshment Centre in Hackney, London) – where MCs, singers, musicians and producers can connect and create.
The Silhouettes Project is providing a new platform for up and coming Hip-Hop, Soul and Jazz artists from the UK. Founded by Asher Korner (aka Kosher) and Jaden Osei- Bonsu (Eerf Evil), The Silhouettes Project was fueled by the need and passion to create a space where artists can connect and create progressive music with a message. Following a series of packed out live events in late 2019 and early 2020 a group of core artists were invited to Asher & Jaden’s Root 73 Studio to create an album.
On the conception of the project, Asher + Jaden explain: “There is a desperate need for spaces in which people can come together and develop their creative potential, especially with the consistent withdrawal of funding from the arts sector in the UK and with the constant threat of gentrification which has seen the closure of countless community and grassroots creative organisations. As artists ourselves we understood that the creative process can be challenging and sometimes isolating, especially when there is no clear support network to fall back on. This led us to bring our efforts into the physical realm by organising a series of free live music events for all of these artists to come to, showcase their work alongside our house band, and connect with each other.”
Have a listen to ‘At The Bay’ featuring Lex Amor & Bel Cobain, let us know what you think: