Tammy, 30, founder and Caroline, 27, co-founder discuss the importance of their workshops and Korean culture in London. Reporter: Chelsea Jobe | Sub-editor: Martina Di Gregorio Sweat-soaked students spilled out of Abacus Studios to catch their breath. They had been learning a dance routine before I had arrived. Monster by South Korean boy group EXO. Speaking to Tammy, the founder of London K-Pop Dance Workshop, I asked why she started dance workshops specifically for Korean Pop music. "I wanted to learn a particular K-Pop dance so I looked on YouTube for videos. There were a lot of covers online and I didn’t realise it was a thing. I thought some of these people are doing it wrong, not that I know it but from watching it over and over again I was sure they were doing it wrong.
It's been a week since the Grammy's released their final list of nominations. Understandably, it would take any individual to gather their feelings to talk for a hard-hitting interview about their pros, cons and thoughts. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Larissa Gliddon In recent years, the Grammy’s have not had the best press from mainstream media: dodgy David Bowie tributes, evident diversity issues and a whole lot of commercialisation to combat loss of viewers. 2017 was no exception to this controversy.Beyoncé somehow has managed to snag nominations in a variety of genre categories: rock, R&B, rap and pop. To some, a diverse individual and to others, a Grammy-hungry sequinned fiend. The main criticism of the Grammy’s in recent years is the shift from artistic excellence
Reporter: Raynor Fry | Subeditor: Martina Di Gregorio Joshua Benjamin, a 22-year-old musician from a small village in Hertfordshire, who now resides in London, is gifted in singing and playing the piano, guitar and drums, with the piano being his main instrument, describes his sound as alternative R&B. He writes, records and produces all of his own tracks that are noticeably of high quality despite his lack of professional help being an unsigned artist. I asked him a series of questions to understand what it is like to be an aspiring musician in this difficult industry especially when you’re unsigned. Click on the YouTube link below to see the interview. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfV-3lOFliQ
2016 has been an epic year for music with releases from the biggest names in music. In no particular order here are some of the best releases from the past 12 months. Reporter: Frances Cullen | Sub-editor: Hannah Grafton Kanye West – The Life of Pablo There was always going to be a tonne of hype around this album. The Life of Pablo brought Kanye’s music to a wider audience and Famous was probably one of the most talked about songs this year thanks to all the Taylor Swift drama. Frank Ocean – Blonde Probably the most anticipated album ever. After the immense success of Channel Orange, everybody has been desperate for a follow up and after 4 long years he finally delivered. It’s minimalistic, lo-fi sound demonstrate perfectly his time away from the spotlight and his insecuriti