SERGE MEETS : Jamal Edwards

/ 0

unnamed-2

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Self Belief Passion and positivity

How about your style in 3 words?

Relaxed & Unique (couldn’t think of a 3rd word)

Tell us about SBTV?

SBTV was a solution to a problem, at the time I didn’t think talented people from the streets were getting a fair shot at sharing their talent with mainstream audience, so I setup SBTV as a way for talented people to share their talents with the world at large.

How did you go from amateur filmmaker to making SBTV?

I never look at it like that, I’ve more looked at as a mission, an agenda to audiences to ensure they can see what is out there in it’s entirety.

SBTV was originally based around urban music. Which artists do you listen to on a regular basis?

I listen to everything you know and I know it sounds cliche but i never get hooked on one album I always keep listening to different artists. Obviously theres’s particular songs i like but honestly I don’t have any regulars.

I understand you are currently working on a new project. Tell us about your new site.

For me, over the years I’ve grown to realise the audience is more of a community than an audience, the site is about expanding more of a network/community based attitude. The opinions of the viewers matter; these need to form the way things are commissioned and explored and I also want to explore the realities of celebrity in a fresh way, to empower them editorially through the brand and platform to engage with communities they curate in a truly dynamic and authentic manner.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Still building SBTV in other territories & branching out of music into other areas.

What would be the soundtrack to your life?

Panik Pop feat. Joke – Life Is A Journey

Who are your musical idols?

Michael Jackson

Who are your style icons?

Pharell & David Beckham

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

Serge Skull Sweat

Who is your Favourite designer?

Thomas Sabo

What is your favourite spot in London?

Fat Lorenzo’s on Clipstone Street

Website: www.sbtv.co.uk

Twitter: @JamalEdwards

Instagram: @JamalEdwards


Serge Meets : Nick Brewer

/ Comments Off

20141219-DSCF5123

Describe yourself in three words?

Honest, friendly, awkward.

How about your style in 3 words?

Hmm. Simple, comfortable, natural.

When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?

I’ve enjoyed writing lyrics and rapping since about the age of 9, and it was something I always dreamed of doing. However, I never really believed it could be anything more than just a hobby. So being able to really give it a go as a career is something i’ve wanted since young, but never imagined could actually happen.

You have just released your new EP ‘warning light’, have you got any big projects coming up in the new feature? 

Yeah, ‘Warning Light’ was an EP, which aimed to serve as a taster of whats to come, along with my previous EP ‘Four Miles Further’, which I put out in June last year. I’m working on my debut album at the moment, which will hopefully be out at some point this year.

What would be your advise to an aspiring musician?

Work out what makes you different as an artist, what you stand for as a person, and then hold on to that. Don’t worry if people don’t get it straight away. It’s tempting to just follow what everyone else is doing, but if you can be innovative and unique, you’re on to something.

Which of your songs are you most proud of and why?

I think it would probably be have to be a song I wrote called ‘Close’. It’s about my mum, who is really important to me, and has been so supportive of me. She says I get my rapping skills from her, although i’m not sure what she’s basing that on!

Are you looking to do any collaborations in the near future?

Yeah, I love working with other artists, and i’ve been fortunate to work with some really cool people already. Hopefully that will continue, and i’ll be able to keep working with people that i’m a fan of.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Hopefully i’ll still be doing music, in what capacity or on what level that may be, I don’t know. But I love making music, so that’s what I aim to be doing. I would love to start up my own project for young people too; a record label of sorts, which would aim to develop and mentor young people interested in creating music.

What would be the soundtrack to your life?

Mos Def – Black On Both Sides. I think that album captures almost every emotion I have felt at one time or another in life.

Who are your musical idols?

Nas and Eminem are probably the 2 rappers I look up to the most, in terms of lyricism. I think John Mayer and George Benson are incredible musicians, and they inspire me also.

Who are your style icons:

I’m not sure really. It’s not really something I think about a lot. But I do think David Beckham and David Gandy are super cool though.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

That’s a tough question, cos I like a lot of the stuff. If I had to pick one piece though, it would probably be the Wolf hoodie.

Favourite spot in London?

I’m a bit of a History nerd, so it would have to be the Tower Of London. Who are your style icons:

ITunes: NickBrewer

Soundcloud: NickBrewer

Twitter: @ItsNickBrewer


Serge Meets : Christopher Millington

/ 1

_MG_3655e

Describe yourself in three words?

Forever an amateur

How about your style in 3 words?

Very little colour

When did you first know you wanted to be a model?

I didn’t, I guess. I got told to try it out and I was quite hesitant at that stage, this was 2 years ago. It never really occurred to me that I’d be able to model in any capacity. I got scouted in London through a shop window and it’s been non-stop ever since, I’m extremely lucky!

Have you got any big projects coming up?

I’m just about to work at the GQ Man Of The Year awards for Hugo Boss, in Hollywood. (That’s pretty cool)
Aside from that, I’ve got some big things coming with DIESEL, Whistles, Jigsaw, Topman and REISS, over the next few months. It still blows my mind that brands with such prestige; appreciate my work and want to collaborate on content with me.

What would be your advise to an aspiring model?

Go speak to an agency, that’s the first thing you should do. They’ll set your expectations and be realistic with you about your prospects. If you’re lucky, they’ll take you!

What do you think will be happening with you in the next 5 years?

Honestly, I have no idea. I’ve been really enjoying my transition from modelling into menswear blogging, it’s something I’m really passionate about and I’m loving every minute of it. Aside from that, I’m a director in LA supply brand Saint Rita Parlor, so I’ll be doing things with those guys for a long time. Who knows! It’s all a big whirlwind but I think I’ve got it under control, I think.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Great question! I’d probably say a mixture between all of the movie soundtracks that Hans Zimmer has ever produced. I absolutely adore all of his work and he’s forever going to be my favourite musical influence.

Who inspires you?

My Grandfather, he was just the perfect role model for me, he taught me everything about life that I carry with me today. I owe the world to that man.

Who are your style icons?

Johan Lindeberg, Dylan Rieder. Both effortlessly brilliant. Distressing, relaxed cuts, worn-out pieces and bold outfits. They always look great.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

I really love the block tee, it’s definitely my favourite!

Favourite spot in London?

I love the south bank, it’s super cool and a skateboarder’s paradise. Aside from that, I’m a big fan of the Queen of Hoxton, what a cute little pub that is.

Favourite spot in London?

I’d absolutely love to walk for Burberry, there’s something so prestigious and unattainable about their shows, especially as a bearded and tattooed model, I could never see myself doing it.
To shoot, I’d love to work for Prada, their campaigns are always beautiful and I’m a huge fan of their imagery.

Website: http://forgetfashion.com

Twitter: @chrisjohnmilly

Instagram: @chrisjohnmillington


Serge Meets: Sim MK1

/ 2

 

_MG_3021e

 

Describe yourself in three words?

Determined, Loyal, Positive

How about your style in 3 words?

Diverse, Tailored, Polished

When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?

Way back in 2004 when i first fell in love with the grime/garage scene, acts such as dizzee rascal & so solid crew. I started writing lyrics at school, lol my flow was the worst but managed to entertain my mates with my humorous witty wordplay.

Have you got any new releases coming up?

Currently locked away in the studio building lots of new solo material, planning to release my first single early 2015 alongside my own artist management company.

What would be your advise to an aspiring musician?

Trust your gut instinct every time, network your ass off, and always remind yourself you have nothing to lose.

What do you think will be happening with you musically in the next 5 years?

Definitely touring/headlining globally, consistent chart success, and a very prominent figure in the music industry.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Kanye West – Power

Who inspires you musically?

No one in particular, however, anyone that represents progression & positivity. Also driving through sloane street & knightsbridge at night i find highly inspirational lol !!

Who are your style icons?

Don’t actually have one, i mainly just take inspiration from daring individuals who like to make a statement.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

Wolf bomber jacket is right up there !!

Favourite spot in London?

Kebab Kid in Fulham especially after the gym

Website: www.mk1official.com

Twitter: @Simeon_MK1

Instagram: @simmk1


Serge Meets : Tom Tripp

/ Comments Off

 

TOM TRIPP BANNER

Describe yourself in three words?

Conscious, Polite & Dope.

How about your style in 3 words?

Unpredictable, Mine & Smartish < (I just made that a word)

When did you first know you wanted to be a musician?

Well my mum has a lot of pictures of me when I was about 4 years old, playing the drums at this music school for really young children, so I’ve always been around it. Nobody in my family has ever been a musician so with me, I think I just found an emotional connection to the music that was around me from a young age, and stuck with it.

Have you got any new releases coming up?

Yes I’ve been working a lot with artists out in LA, Houston and Chicago since my last release and I should be releasing my next remix of a really well known British singer who’s name I can’t say at the moment haha but she’s based out in LA and what I’ve done with the track is really amazing. It should be out mid November if her label hurry the fuck up and stop holding it! I might just be a rebel and put it out by myself if they don’t.

What would be your advise to an aspiring musician?

My advice would be to make sure you have a real connection with the music your creating or want to create. There’s no point making something just because somebody else is doing it or because it’s cool at the moment. Trust me you don’t want to do that. The most important thing is that you know in your heart that what your making is real to you. Otherwise you might end up doing something you don’t really enjoy.

What do you think will be happening with you musically in the next 5 years?

In 5 years time my records will be featured on television adverts. I’ll be doing DJ sets & live shows worldwide but specifically the States, Paris and Australia. I’ll be releasing music under LuckyMe, WarpRecords or XL recordings. I’ll have met and had a conversation with Jai Paul numerous times. Finally I’ll have moved out and be living somewhere in East London or NY, Manhattan.

What song would be the soundtrack to your life?

Frou Frou – Let Go

Who inspires you musically?

Mac Miller, Hans Zimmer, Jai Paul & Bob Dylan.

Who are your style icons?

I don’t have any style icons fortunately. My style changes daily according to how I feel.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

My favourite serge item is that solid silver wolf chain. Those chains are sick!

Favourite spot in London?

Shoreditch house

A big thanks to Tom for coming in and taking part in our #sergemeets. Big things to come from him for sure.

Twitter: @tomxtripp

Instagram: @tomxtripp

Soundcloud: tomtripp