London has arguably the best music scene around, with thousands of talented musicians emerging every day, most of which are unsigned acts waiting for their big break.
Unsigned Friday brings you the very best unsigned music artists from around the capital, as well as giving these acts a platform to promote their music.
This week, getwestlondon 's Emily Chudy caught up with Grime, Hip Hop and Rap artist from south London, Sketchman.
The musician - also known as Charles Hazell - has already performed in venues across the UK, including Westfield Stratford City for the BBC Radio 1Xtra Street Studio, and is currently working on a brand new album, Nothing Is Enough.
Sketchman said: "I have a mix of songs that could sit well among grime, dubstep, rap, and other underground music collections. They often start life as spoken-word pieces, after which I go about creating or sourcing beats that convey the same mood.
"I'm now fusing live instruments and software sounds, and use a loop station when performing live. Most recently I've been making some authentic hip-hop with producer Dusty Cutz."
The artist's latest single, The Light, has just been released in July, and discusses the themes of heartbreak and love.
Sketchman said: "My content is most heavily influenced by things that I've been through, or events that take place around me in everyday life.
"Though I've no first-hand experience of the story depicted in The Light, the themes of heartbreak, depression, and regaining a positive perspective are very common among peers."
The artist first began recording and making music at school, and now creates his sound with a variety of software and musical instruments.
Sketchman said: "I first started recording and producing in 2006. I'd stay late in my school music suite experimenting with Cubase, and other primitive software at home.
"It was then that I first got to grips with the science behind it all, chopping and manipulating sound wave samples, and developing an ear for music.
"After working for years with software instrument plug-ins, I started learning the guitar in 2012. I quickly got what I needed from it, in terms of using chord progressions and riffs in my production, and began to use it for more intimate live shows shortly after."
The musician has over the last year released two singles, The Light and Paramount, which have been performed at venues across the UK during 2015. Sketchman is now gearing up to release his new album, Nothing Is Enough.
Sketchman said: "Nothing Is Enough is very much an album written by, and for, an aspiring recording artist or musician. The ambiguous phrase can be applied to much of the behind the scenes politics in the music industry.
"For example, during periods of anguish, without the necessary parts of the formula, it can feel like nothing one does could ever be enough to reach the 'next step' in their music career.
"Likewise, when positioned correctly, and the stars align for them, it seems they need to do nothing but to be themselves to achieve success. In both instances, Nothing Is Enough.
"The songs document this journey of realisation and growth in a loosely chronological way."
New single The Light
The artist's newest single The Light was released in July and was the bestselling Hip-Hop pre-order on iTunes prior to its release; the video had over 12,000 views in the first month of its release, and has been played on radio stations including BBC Introducing.
The single is currently available to buy on iTunes .
Sketchman said: "The Light has been received really well, without any big-budget PR push, we got support from many community radio stations, BBC Introducing, and were atop the bestselling hip-hop pre-orders on iTunes for much of the release campaign.
"I couldn't be happier with the response and feedback, and I hope it continues to deliver a positive message."
Sketchman said: "I've been really grateful to be able to make the music I love without compromise, to develop an avenue to showcase it live, and to have received support from some huge nationwide platforms.
"If things can continue in the same direction, I couldn't wish for more."
A reviewer for The Musical Outcast said of Sketchman's single Paramount: "This tune has got such a killer old school vibe; I've always been a sucker for that crisp, skittering drumbeat... It's like the UK hip hop that you remember with a 2015 twist."
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