So yeah, not a bad start to the year!... Thank you again @gillespeterson, and to all the @worldwide.fm & @brownswood fam. Such an honour. A big shout out to @tylerdaleyuk & @konnykon aka @childrenofzeusinsta who came 2nd in the public vote for 'Album of the Year', and to @yazminlacey who came 4th in the public vote for 'Track of the Year'. No small feat in either respect, and we're incredibly proud of you all. And a special shout out to our good friend @igculture1 of @coop_presents for receiving his hugely deserved 'lifetime achievement award'! Big respect out to all our other artists, who consistently deliver us outstanding music; to the current roster of @kaidikat, Darkhouse Family (@don_leisure_darkhouse_family @earljeffers), @ericlaumusic, @i4kt, @quietdawn, @souleance, @myelemanzanza, @tallblackguyproductions, @rossmchenry, @profusionmusic (@k15music @thisisemeson), @swilliamswhite, and to all those that have provided us the goodness in the past & to the next school of artists. Being trusted with your art is never ever something we take for granted. Thank you to our distributors @kudosrecords, to everyone involved in the manufacturing process, from our regular designers @monkeyboxer & @djmofingaz, to mastering genius @puttingitonwax, to everyone working press campaigns with us, to all the radio & club DJs that have supported us, and to every single one of you that's ever bought or played something from us at First Word. As a small independent label we massively appreciate those brave souls who continue to buy music. We appreciate you more than this waffle can illustrate. Without your continued support we would literally cease to exist. So thanks! It’s 15 years on since DJ Gilla & Andy H first started the label in Leeds. Shout to all the First Word family, past (@andyhmusic, Sri & @ali.gudgeon) & present (@delia.tesi, @fyicoupe, @errol_anderson, Sam & Bopperson). All very good eggs with an unbridled passion, dedication & love for this music thing. Keep supporting independent music! LOVE x @djgillaldn (founder and A&R) & @bobafatt (label manager).
Shout out to my homie @el_kaos_de_karla for always hooking me up with the fresh cuts in London 💇🏼♂️
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❤️💙 HEARD IT IN A PAST LIFE IS OUT NOW 💙❤️ ‘Alaska’, probably a song you’ve heard but never know who’s singing it, changed Maggie’s life overnight when it was featured on Pharrell William’s Masterclass. HIIAPL tells the story, ups and downs, of the two years that followed this. Go give it a listen #ifyoulistencloselyyoucanhearthejinglesofheroutfit . . . @maggierogers #maggierogers #koko #kokocamden #london