May 12, 2012 23:00
Outlook is a festival of electronic music that is gaining ever greater success in Europe. It takes place in early September in Pula (Croatia) and is sold out three months before its opening, mainly thanks to the efficient network of supporters who promote different outlook launch parties around Europe.
The Florentine Outlook launch party is built around the figure of MS DYNAMITE, winner of the prestigious Mercury Prize (2002) and the Brit Awards (2003), recently resurfaced for an incredible number of collaborations including those with Magnetic Man, Yasmin, Shy FX, Melanie Fiona, DJ Zinc and Katy B.
Key figure in British music scene of the last 10 years Ms Dynamite is the first time in Italy at Fabbrica Europa together with some of the best local and national crews: Numa, the first collective producer that have produced and promoted dubstep music in Italy, and the duo Slesh & Ckrono, considered among the most interesting producers of the new genre moombahton.
Ms Dynamite was born and raised in Archway to a Jamaican father and a Scottish mother.
She was first known for her vocals on the UK garage underground track “Booo!”, which was regularly played on London pirate radio stations and was later released as a single. Whilst working at the radio station RAW FM, Ms Dynamite was discovered by Richard Forbes at a West End club. After a period as a member of the UK garage act So Solid Crew, she released her debut album, A Little Deeper in 2002, featuring the hit songs “It Takes More” and “Dy-na-mi-tee”. In 2002, Dynamite won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
Her first public performance was at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Commonwealth Games at the City of Manchester Stadium. On 2 July 2005, she performed at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London.
On September 2005, she returned to the limelight with a new album entitled Judgement Days. Featuring more social commentary, in songs such as the first double A-side single, “Judgement Day” / “Father” and the Tony Blair critique, “Mr Prime Minister”. In February 2006, she won the Naomi Award for Worst Urban Act.
A collection of new and upcoming UK hip-hop and garage artists was compiled by Ms Dynamite and her rapping brother Akala, who was voted Best Hip Hop Act at the MOBO Awards in September 2006.
In December 2010, Dynamite was featured on Katy B’s second single, “Lights On”. She was also featured on the track “Fire”, which featured on Magnetic Man’s debut album.
Her third studio album is set to be released this year.