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Gilles Peterson on the search for new Future Bubblers

By | Published on Monday 4 July 2016

Future Bubblers

Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Records has this morning opened up applications for the second year of its Future Bubblers talent discovery scheme.

Launched last year, Future Bubblers concentrates on finding and mentoring upcoming artists from two cities at a time, though applications are still welcome from across the UK. Last year Nottingham and Salford drew focus, this year Sheffield and Hull will benefit.

“The Year One Bubblers have already been making really exciting moves and massive progress”, says Peterson. “I’m sure Year Two is going to bring in a new group of Bubblers just as full of music magic and potential”.

One of the first year discoveries, Revenu, adds: “Becoming a part of Future Bubblers has helped me build confidence in my work, which can be difficult when you don’t have much to show for it in the early days of ‘being an artist'”.

He goes on: “The experience so far has been tailored to my own creative vision; there’s no pressure to make something that will ‘fit’, as whatever I create Future Bubblers find fellow artists/labels that it would sit with. A bunch of music I wasn’t sure what to do with now feels like a more focused path, and it’s such a great feeling when you find out artists that inspire you approve”.

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