As Frenzy continues to build his musical greatness he wants to make sure he gives back to his community and regardless of the level he is on, its important to invest in youthful creatives and in a field he has a lot of confidence in and that’s music.
One of the triggers in creating this project was the tragic deaths in Hackney:
I spent this year (2018) reading again and again about the horrific cases of murders in London. A day rarely went by when I didn’t hear of another incident. It all seemed normal to me because of the environment I grew up in, Hackney. My parent’s reaction always reminds me of the abnormality of these incidents. I’ve also found myself becoming over protective of my little brother, who is sixteen years old. There has been a surge in the amount of teenagers being murdered. I worry about his safety and I’m always thinking of ways to keep him occupied and on the right track.
Using the resources around him he turned to Chris Figures, the creator and CEO of ‘1figures’. Also Kodjo Glover a creative and CEO of the creative agency ‘IDB’.
Together came the workshop which we named Fast Forward. Chris was holding the annual 1Figures pop up store in Hackney so this seemed like the perfect base for the workshop. I was aided by the expertise of Ruben Joy (Music producer), Adiktive (Sound engineer) and Piratelens Media (Video Production Company) to ensure we could give these artists a professional experience.
After an ad push a few young artists got to spend the day putting music together and Frenzy definitely felt inspired:
We received a number of really exciting submissions and shortlisted our five favourite artists who would have a free 90-minute studio session with Ruben Joy in the 1Figures pop up store. The day was a great opportunity for these artists to network and also receive live feedback from the public on their recordings,which was quite a unique experience. It was a humbling experience, the artist involved were vibrant in their sessions whilst members of the public were blown away seeing the talent live in the flesh. It reminded me that we are the change that we want. There needs to be more exclusive workshops available to our youth. I will be continuing to come up with and bring to fruition more opportunities.
Then just like that we get to enjoy this project Ft. Arz, Bina, Bre, Richmd, Swisha and even a track from Frenzy himself with production from Ay Chibs, Ruben Joy, Engineered by Adiktive with the artwork and creative direction by Kodjo Glover.
Watch the process of the project here: