A 2-minute and 20 second track from Grime MC Dapz on the Map has been released today by the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall today (Thu 17 December)
The song, ‘Stay Safe’, scores a video showcasing the digital broadcasts from Town Hall and Symphony Hall that have now amassed over a quarter of a million views since they began in April
Birmingham born, multi-talented artist, Dapz On The Map has written a brand-new track for the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall titled “Stay Safe”. The Grime MC’s brand-new song scores a video showcasing the digital broadcasts which have been shared from the iconic Birmingham venues during the pandemic.
As concerts are cancelled and postponed to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Town Hall Symphony Hall has continued to bring live music to the people of Birmingham and beyond. Digital broadcasts from Town Hall and Symphony Hall have amassed over a quarter of a million views since they began in April.
Dapz OTM’s songs touch on various issues, both personal and political and he often talks of the struggle he’s faced as an aspiring artist attempting to balance being both a father and a musician. Soft-spoken yet intense in his passion for words and music, Dapz new track ‘Stay Safe’ includes lyrics such as “heard of the bounce back scheme might apply for a bounce back loan, can’t get furlough” and “places of worship are closed but they’ve got a 10pm curfew for pubs”.
Dapz OTM has had a steady rise up the ranks in the urban UK music scene with including national radio play with his music being playlisted on BBC Radio 1xtra, and other specialist stations such as Rinse FM. He made his debut appearance in the festival scene performing at the Great Escape Festival, before going on to do other major festivals. Dapz supported the likes of Kano and Skepta on tour before going on to selling out his 1st headline show at the O2 Academy Birmingham.
Nick Reed, Chief Executive for the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall said:
“The future of Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall, and our future as the music charity responsible for them, looks very different from the plans we began the year with. Over the last few years we have evolved into an organisation that earns more than 90% of its turnover from our trading activities and this supports every aspect of what we do, from presenting international superstars on our stages to supporting emerging talent and creating first musical experiences for children in local schools.
The digital performances and activities we have continued – and will continue to deliver – in these desperate times have been made possible with the support of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s audiences.”
The accompanying video highlights many of the broadcasts from the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall, including performances from artists such as Lady Sanity, Casey Bailey, Tom Aspaul, Xhosa Cole and Mark Kingswood.
Highlights also include broadcasts from cultural partners, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Symphony Hall’s resident orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
To hear Dapz On The Map’s ‘Stay Safe’, find Town Hall and Symphony Hall on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.
To find out how to support Town Hall Symphony Hall’s digital activities, visit https://www.thsh.co.uk/join-and-support/the-future-of-live-music-in-birmingham