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The Story Behind Uk’s Biggest U18s Event Brand, Shutdown Events

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The Story Behind Uk’s Biggest U18s Event Brand, Shutdown Events 

Most successful stories, projects, mission or vision begins with little ideas. These ideas are the first resources that forerunners usually possess. The success or failure of any project is determined by how effective the ideas are worked upon.

This notion is also peculiar to Chris Sarchet Bell, the brainchild behind the establishment of Shutdown Events. Like other successful entrepreneurs and founders, Chris had to nurture his dream of owning one of the biggest brands in the UK’s entertainment industry.

The Shutdown Events idea came into full form upon its creation in 2014, from the city of Burnley. This brand came as a follow up to the success Chris Bell and his group had achieved with their initial event company, Grenade, which created over 18 events.

The Big Idea:

The plan kicked off when Chris Sarchet decided to take the nightlife experience to the younger market, with the aim of targeting the young audience, gaining their trust and helping them prepare for the adult nightlife party. He and his team ensured that the main goal of this idea, that is educating young adults that they can still experience lots of fun without necessarily consuming intoxicating substances.

“We chose to attempt to handle the more youthful market to have the option to get revenue from a youthful crowd…at the point when they grew up, we would have the option to hand them off to our older age group brand, Grenade”.

The Journey:

Fortunately, the idea has turned out to be successful. In a short period of time, Shutdown Events gained wide acceptance in the Burnley area, as attendees were drawn in from in and out of town. Within six months, the brand had branched into a second area and with a growing reputation, they followed it up with the addition of four towns in just eight months.

At this point, the buzz about Shutdown’s success had already begun, and they turned into the biggest U18s driving brand in the United Kingdom. This reputation has been recognized nationwide as Chris and his team go on tour from one end of the country to the other, creating events and occasions. Also, the events usually host top celebrities and superstars, as it is an opportunity to work together as a unified entertainment industry.

“We probably unite the greatest names in the music and entertainment business…we continue to get demands from an ever-increasing number of customers requesting that we go to a town close to them”.

Achieving the dream:

It is often said that good things don’t come easily. This was also the case for Chris and his team when they were actualizing these ideas. It came with a lot of obstacles and challenges. For instance, it was difficult trying to get the local council to trust that these events will be safe for underage kids to attend. Also, parents and guardians were not willing at first to release their wards at first.

These issues were understandable because of the nature of the events and the time in which they were being organized. As a result, Chris and his team usually ensure that the Shutdown Events were completely safe and harm-free.

When asked what his biggest threat was, Chris replied by saying, “Any issues that happened on the night of the events to stop the events altogether. This is why we run such a tight ship and airport-like security on entry”   

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Creations that will last for ages: Skii Mask Lux XO faces his challenges

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Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, with Atlanta as his second home, Skii Mask Lux XO is no stranger to struggles. Life was never easy for this artist, he found music as a way to express his feelings and tell the story of his hardship in the streets. His musical journey started back when he was 14, where he fell in love with the art of rapping. He used to jam with his friends back in high school and then people would join in, Skii Mask Lux XO shares one of his most vivid memories: 

“It was so much fun because a lot of people started hearing it from my project  window, I was on the 5th floor so you can definitely hear it  and people started to come up and be like “yo I wanna do a track too”. Everybody used to come in there and spit a freestyle.”

He loved the people, he loved the feeling, and most importantly, he loved the art, which led him to pursue a serious career as a rapper

Creations for generations

Skii Mask Lux XO is an artist like no other, he makes music with incredible artistry, writing lyrics that will resonate with generations to come. His skillfulness in delivering bars that give the audience a sensory experience to remember forever.

His latest song talks about a natural high where there is no need for drugs or anything else, except for the music being served by none other than Skii Mask Lux XO. He proudly shares the story behind it:

“The story behind my latest song Wiz Khalifa High is basically a song where you don’t have to be high to feel this type of vibe. But don’t get me wrong it can help as well but. It’s a fun, melodic feeling. It can definitely put you in a zone.”

With works of art like his latest song, you just have to wonder how he does it. Skii Mask Lux XO lets us have a peek at his creative process as he reveals his personal principle when making new material:

“When I hear a beat and if I don’t feel like feeling it in my heart to rap to it, then I won’t rap to it. Now when I do get one of those beats that I can feel, then I can start writing whatever it needs to be . Whether it’s a club vibe, a serious vibe, or a drill vibe”

Whenever he feels burnt out, Skii Mask Lux XO`s solution is to just stop and take a break, even sneak in a couple of Zs, but when things get really bad, he goes to Atlanta and chills with his family for a while to refresh his mind.

Facing challenges

Skii Mask Lux XO considers toxic people as the greatest challenge in his career so far. It is a bummer when people you see as friends are actually not once you turn your back, it can affect you especially when feelings and emotions are an essential part of your craft. He shares his thoughts on this:

“Not everyone is genuine as you may think they are. I had gone through a trial of people that didn’t really have my best interest, or they didn’t believe in themselves and tried to bring me down with them. I made sure I disconnect from them. Because it hinders my creative process.”

He sees this challenge as a hurdle for his career so he solved it by just being himself and proving that he can carry his own weight as an artist, and showing that he does not need anyone else to succeed in making music that moves crowds. Skii Mask Lux XO faced his greatest challenge as a musician head-on, focusing on his passion with an immovable will and incredible skills.

Skii Mask Lux XO has faced a ton of struggle, no obstacle will be too hard for him as he pursues his passion for creating music that will continue to make waves for generations to come. He is a musician, a creator, a writer, a man who has seen the world`s harsh reality and is now living to speak about it one song at a time.

Music inspires both the creator and the audience, try giving it a shot. Know more about Skii Mask Lux XO through his instagram.

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Meet Upcoming Nashville, TN Artist “Trap Qweezy”

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Trap Qweezy is a female upcoming artist based out of Nashville, TN. Her unique sound & will to put herself in front of a crowd will get her very far in the music game. We got to connect with Trap Qweezy & ask her a few questions.

What Caused You To Start Taking Music Serious?

 “I have always loved music since I was a child, but I decided to take music seriously in 2016 after having my first and only daughter.”

If you were to choose 3 major artists to collaborate with who would it be & why?

“It would have to be Chris Brown, Lil Durk and Kevin Gates only because they are 3 of my top 5 artists of all time”

Describe Your Sound

“I believe my sound is a mixture of Trap music and Soul , I make music that you can feel ..”

Where Do You See Yourself In The Next 5 Years

“In the next 5 years I should be collecting Grammys and BET Awards , I will be one of the greatest artists of all time.”

What Are Some Things You Have Coming Up In The Near Future?

 “I recently dropped my first mixtape “TRAP Baby ” on all platforms, I also have a lot of visuals , and performances on the way. Be on the lookout and stream my recent single “Trap Luv” , Also out on all platforms.

If you want to keep up with Trap Qweezy in the near future be sure to check out her music links & follow her Instagram all linked below.

https://linktr.ee/TRAPQWEEZY

https://www.instagram.com/trapqweezy/

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Upcoming Artist “Bran Dolla” Could be the next big thing out of Memphis, TN

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22 year old East Memphis rap artist Brandon Young known as “Bran Dolla” has been making a lot of noise these past few months. His way of versatility & energetic performance style is something that makes him stand out from others. We got to connect with “Bran Dolla” & ask him a few questions.

What made you start doing music?


“Everything I’ve been through growing up , especially growing up in a city like memphis it’s a lot of hardship. I went through a lot growing up. Mother having me at 18 , father walking out my life. Having close friends losing their life before they got to see 20. Music always helped cope with all the pain. Real Red the producer , my cousin , influenced me , we always had long conversations about everything we both were going through growing up & the present. So once he first started making beats , he sent me a mp3 file. I made a lil verse in 3 minutes & started writing then. Once we both saw potential I started booking studio sessions back in 2017. I just now started releasing music a couple months ago.”

Describe your sound


“My sound is authentic , everything in my songs is everything i’ve been through & everything i’ve experienced in my life , whether it’s about struggle , relationships , it’s all authentic you’ll find a way to relate in all my songs I bet you that, I’m the most versatile.”

Who’s another Memphis Artist you look up to & why?

“Another artist from the city I look up to is Kevo Muney the baby goat. Dude’s music is heartfelt and his versatility is crazy. That’s one artist from memphis I believe if we work it’ll go stupid. Last but not least is Producer Real Red not because we related just because I then saw him come from nothing, the sky’s the limit with him, I love dude.”

In 5 years where do you see your brand?

“In 5 Years , I see Brandolla being one of the hardest Memphis artists with a different sound. Hard2Kill “ H2K” is my team brand. In 5 years everybody gone feel us & I say that in the most humblest way”

What can we expect for the future from you?


“In the future they can expect different Ep’s , Ep’s after Ep’s , some of the hardest Visuals. just stay tuned in with Dolla Music”

Be Sure to stay tuned in with Bran Dolla by checking out his music links & follow his instagram all linked below.

https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/brandolla/1546622596

https://www.instagram.com/brandollaa/

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