The Syndicate Blackpool – Oct 23rd 2010
DEVOTION Presents TINIE TEMPAH
Discover The Sound Of 2010…
...With DJ Support by V Smoove & JFK
Tinie Tempah has already played at The Syndicate this year on a whirlwind promotional tour to promote his first single ‘Pass out’, since then his profile has jumped massively and his hit singles just keep on coming.
With his album due out in October and his latest single with The Swedish House Mafia set to be one of the biggest tunes of 2010 we welcome him back to The Syndicate where he will perform on our superstar stage.
We have never had a urban artist play in the main arena at The Syndicate on a Saturday but the time is now right to embrace the future and without doubt Tinie Tempah is THE sound of 2010.
With DJ support by V Smoove our in house R&B/Urban DJ legend this event will prove to be un-missable.
Tinie’s profile has risen so quickly most people don’t know much about him or his roots, here is a little background knowledge just for you...
The arrival of So Solid Crew was a significant moment for many UK Garage fans; for 12 year-old Patrick Okogwu it turned out to be seminal. When he heard that the 30-strong Crew were shooting their new video near his home of Plumstead, he camped out to be first in line to collect autographs and marvel at their state-of-the-art mobile phones and limited edition Moshino jeans. “I wanted to be in So Solid so badly,” remembers Okogwu “That day, watching them make the video, I realized that this is where it was at for me. I didn’t want to do anything else.”
Okogwu’s fascination didn’t falter; his love for garage and grime grew after discovering MC’s like Dizzee Rascal on pirate radio station Déjà Vu. Two years later, the 14 year-old snuck out of his house to attend Wiley’s infamous rave, Eskimo Dance. He had no idea then that in four years time he’d appear on the Godfather of Grime’s album, Playtime Is Over. All the big players were there; Lethal B, Wiley, Tinchy… Okogwu surveyed their superhero status, confirming further what he already knew; he had to be an MC.
Choosing his name after distractedly flicking through a Thesaurus during a Year 8 Citizenship class, Tinie’s career started out small, rapping to his class-mates in the playground. Yet, within a matter months, his skills, contacts and determination progressed exponentially
Musically, Tinie’s mum filled her son’s ears with the sounds of Dolly Parton and Gregory Issacs, leading him to be experimental with his own musical tastes in later years. “I love everything from Britney to Busta Rhymes,” points out the Regina Spektor, Calvin Harris and Kanye fan. Whether sampling Fleetwood Mac or Duran Duran on the incredible track Girls On Film, Tinie reflects his assorted musical interests in his forthcoming debut, which will showcase not only his lyrical abilities, but his appreciation for an array of sounds, from gritty grime to pop-tinted R&B and dance. Taking care to sidestep the tried and tested electro-pop route, the diverse and imaginative debut features a collaboration with Omarion and production from underground beatmakers True Tiger and Rude Kid, as well as renowned dance producers The Wideboys and Agent X.
“As I made the album I realised there’s a lot more to music than being whisked about in cabs and having the latest phone,” says Tinie, referring to his 12 year-old self watching So Solid at their shoot. “It’s a lot of hard work that goes into it. My goal, my aim is to be a superstar, but not in a cheesy way,” he decides. “I want to go to America and do what they do. But better! I have so much ambition. I feel like even if I got a No.1, I still wouldn’t be satisfied. There’s so much more you can do.”
With N-Dubz, Dizzee, Tinchy and Chipmunk achieving huge commercial success, the stage is set for the leader of the new school to step into the spotlight. He may be small in stature, but Tinie Tempah clearly has a huge career ahead of him. Not only encapsulating the do-it-yourself ethos of 2009, Tinie Tempah is the sound of 2010.
Arena 1 (Level 2)
DJ Support: V Smoove & JFK
Arena 2 (Level 1)
Lee Jester Watson
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