Reform Radio, the multi-award-winning online radio station, partners with Jägermeister and Arts Council England to present their latest project, Co-lab Theory – an evolution of its Rhythm Lab project in 2017.
The project sees eight local emerging artists partnered up with an established Manchester-based artist to produce a new original piece of music in just 16 hours. They will also
collaborate with a local visual artist to create a film feature to accompany the finished track.
On 30th January 2020 Reform Radio presents the audiovisual showcase premiere of Co-lab Theory at Gorilla, where guests can exclusively preview the incredible work that has been
Industry talents involved include legendary DJ and Producer Mr Scruff, founding DJs of
leading label and club night Swing Ting, Balraj Samrai and Ruben Platt, the spoken word genius and life-long collaborator with Gil Scott-Heron, Malik and The O.Gs, as well as producer and DJ, Kill Miami, who has produced for the likes of IAMDDB, Octavian and Raekwon.
Also, onboard are alternative RnB band, LoveScene, DJ, musician and producer Werkha,
electronic composer-producer Mandy Wigby and singer, songwriter and producer
Set in an intimate environment, Iora, Indigo, Anamelia, Rhod Parry, Superlative, PERiiSU,
Alice Moiselle and Josh Matthews will reveal their tracks with visual art by Debbie Collins,
Jason Edmunds, Ellis Meade, Renata Leemhuis, Rosie Eliza, Johan Reitan, Corina Bebere and Nick Wood.
Supporting and nurturing emerging talent is at the core of what Reform Radio is about, so a Virtual Panel formulated of industry experts – Creative Director of Thirty Pound
Gentleman, Danny Fahey, Natalie Morris-Lea, Head of Club, Live & Entertainment at Albert
Hall, Head of Ticketing of SJM Concerts, Emma Munton and Kamila Rymajdo, i-D’s
Northern Correspondent and writer for Vice, Mixmag and Dazed – will be in attendance
and on hand to provide feedback and industry advice to the artists.
“The team at Reform Radio are doing some fantastic work in providing career development opportunities for emerging digital artists and in supporting the creation, production and distribution of new content which is being broadcast through their online station. I’m really pleased that we’re investing in them as they go from strength to strength as an innovative and dynamic organisation that is embedded in the Greater Manchester music scene.” (Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England)