So today, me and my friend M.G (who is an artist) found out about a workshop that sneakers- and clothing- store Calirootsstore, Adidas Originals and the northern Stockholm- based label Redline Records held in central Stockholm.
We found about it via Instagram. But as I cannot any longer embedd Instagram- posts in articles, I will show you the tweets from the sources that we’ve been informed from:
It started at 13.00, so we decided to show up somewhere between 13.30 and 14.00, which was wise as there were still not many people around yet and as I was feeling nervous, the nerves would calm down and I would just chill out. Picture this: almost all of Sweden’s greatest artists are signed at Redline. So imagine how it is to see them live, walking around inbetween visitors as there is no tomorrow, just as you and I use to do on the streets. And I have not mentioned the producers, which are the finest Sweden has to offer and it has been that way over the past couple of years.
Amnyway, showing up was no problem. We found the adress based on Google Maps and joined the workshop.
The first thing that we’ve met there was Salla, the legendary former member of urban Swedish hiphop band TLK – The Latin Kings and one of Redline’s producers, spinnin’ some dope shit.
At this time, it was old school that he played. Classics such as Snoop Dogg with Dre, Eazy-E and some more Westcoast- based music from its golden age. And as I am a big fan of that kind of music, I really enjoyed it. My friend did as well, as we spoke to eachother about the selection and both were pleased and so seemed everybody else on the spot to be.
(You can find DJ Salla on Instagram: https://instagram.com/salla_salazar_tsb/)
After a couple of minutes, we both got, one cupon each for food, even though it stood ‘beer’ on it.
(Öl means beer in Swedish)
We got out to the food van and ordered a sandwich. It took around 20 minutes to get the food, but all the credits go to the workers in the food van as it was delicious. Sadly, I cannot remember the name of the company that was making it. But they still deserve a BIG UP for it being so tasty!
Afterwards, we got inside once again and into the backyard of the blocks, as the workshop was in there. And I started shoting some photos. First out was the following:
An attraction depicting artists and possibly producers of the Redline- family with a hole for the head, where you could squeeze in your own and take a shot. Unfortunately, I was still feeling nervous and tensed and did not find the courage to try it. That’s a shame, as it could have turned out into a fun thing.
I was then taking one more shot of DJ Salla, who mixed the stiles and spiced things up in there. It felt more like some kind of a party, at least to me, than a workshop. (And I still don’t know what to expect from a workshop? Are they all this fun? Then I should go more often!)
Soon after that, I was shoting a small video, 15 seconds long, just for Instagram. You can check it out here:
(As I don’t think that it will show up on this post, visit http://instagram.com/geekeenboy.)
You can see DJ Salla and even his brother Chepe Salazar in front of him. He was aswell one of the members of the legendary rap group TLK – The Latin Kings.
My friend M.G. wanted to be photo’ed with a refreshing drink in his hand.
This is what we drank: Apple “Must” (I don’t know how to translate that) for M.G. and LOKA Crush (mineral water with fruit taste) for me. His drink is what he held in his right hand in the previous picture. The drinks were there to pick up, more than probably sponsored by the organisators.
I saw two posters of the hip hop queen Linda Pira and took a shot.
I should mention that I saw her when we first got there and in the line at the food van, but I was way too nervous to speak to her and ask for such a simple thing as a picture. But I can ashure everyone, from fans to haters, that she is way more beautiful than you have ever seen her in any video.
Her latest single is ‘Jag svär‘, with which she hopes to raise young peoples’ and mostly young girls’ (teens) awarness about retirement and savings untill the time.
You can follow her on Instagram: https://instagram.com/lindapira/.
Masse then took the DJ stage, perhaps way before I noticed it, while I was busy uploading the pictures and writing descriptions and attaching hashtags to them. I have recorded a video
(If you cannot view it, please visit http://instagram.com/geekeenboy)
He played some sweet reggae, and if I remember right, mixed with some reggaeton or reggaeton influenced songs. It was golden. He is the main producer of the label, and the former DJ, the one that was playing in the beginning, and the one that stood up – Chepe – are his brothers. They are three brothers and use to go by the name TSB – The Salazar Brothers(Salazar being their lastname).
– You can find Masse on Instagram as well: https://instagram.com/masse_salazar/
The next thing that I did, was to listen and really enjoy the new talent, probably the label’s unpolished diamond, as he, untill today, was unknown to me. Bourne is his artist name.
//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jsThe song that he was performing was a killer song straight up. I was captioning “MÖRDARLÅT” on the description of the video, which in swedish means nothing else but “KILLERSONG“.
(You can find the artist on his official Instagram page: https://instagram.com/bourneofficial/)
Next up was no one else than artist and producer Bamma B. He had a fire song, and you can find the video on my Instagram account.
There is rumor that the video to the song that he performed will be released soon. And trust me, he deserves the HYPE. He has been doing the hooks on great songs as Swish:
And ‘Ooh Yeah‘
Next thing we did, was to go out on the street for some fresh air. There we met Redline’s artist Mohammed Ali. First up: I was trying to get a picture with him, but my friend got my phone wrong probably so there was no picture. I snapped this photo of them two:
After that, while trying to look at both pictures, and review it for the artist, we saw that there was no picture of him and me, so we took one:
The last single by him, that I know of, is Champions League, where his artist name is Moms. As he told me, when asked, he said that it’s the name he uses when he is doing a collab with his label- mates.
You can follow him on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mohammedaliayla/
Next up, we saw mig-L, one Redline- family member that have not been seen as much as the others but has been working twice as hard. He takes care of the production and editing of the video material for the artists at the label. He is truly one talented artist. We both took pictures with him:
Me and him.
M.G. and him.
We’ve finished our day by chillin’ and listenin’ to what’s spinnin’ for 20 minutes to halv a hour and afterwards, we left the workshop.
BIG UP AND THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO MADE IT A SPECIAL DAY
I was feeling nervous at first but towards the end, I felt relaxed and relieved out of stress.
Also check out the following:
Redline’s Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/RedlineRecords
Redline Recordings’ Instagram account – https://instagram.com/redlinerecordings/
Redline Recordings’ Twitter account – https://twitter.com/TheSalazarBros
And the sponsor of this event: