The idea was to throw several rising U.K. artists into the studio’s basement, and the result was magic. A three-minute documentary-style video titled Selective Memories—48Hrs in Play Deep (London) was produced, along with music that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
Shot during Wireless Festival weekend in 2017, the eight artists who collaborated together over the 48 hours each has a connection to London. Collard is a product of South London, and Bakar hails from North London – Camden, to be precise. Zach Nahome is connected to both Collard and Bakar as a producer, and he also played the guitar for Collard during his Oct. 2017 COLORS performance of “Ode.” Duo Two Another met in London. Then there’s Fredwave, a native of Wood Green, North London, and South London’s Scors Band. San Francisco’s Elujay as well as Texas-born, Brooklyn-based Elliott Skinner ravelled the furthest, but this session will link them to London forever.
While producer Peter Cottontale arranged and met with artists in the basement studio, the main room played host to a number of burgeoning talents that came by to mix it up, meet and create with one another. The documentary – directed by Orlando Urbina and Marshall Tan of GRVTY and produced by GRVTY Jimmy Bui and Florina Krampen —you can see the process organically and infectiously unfold, giving the audience an unprecedented glimpse into the electric energy that was those 48 hours.
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