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Skepta live from The Steel Yard London

Recorded as part of a unique weekend of music hosted by streaming platform On Air, Skepta's livestream performance was originally broadcast on October 9th 2020.

An era-defining artist and cultural figurehead, Skepta needs little introduction. The MC and producer won The Mercury Prize with Konnichiwa and took his sound to the whole world on 2019’s chart storming Ignorance Is Bliss. After a host of recent collaborations, including with Octavian on ‘Papi Chulo’, the BBK crew recently reunited on Frisco’s ‘Red Card’ single, proving that Skepta is never afraid to return to his roots.

Filmed and produced at Steel Yard London, this was a rare chance to catch the rapper from the front row.

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About the Skepta livestream

The Skepta live shoots were overseen by Matt Askem, a highly-acclaimed director who has worked with some of the world’s largest tours, broadcasts and TV specials for artists such as U2MuseAdeleFaithlessFat Boy SlimPaul WellerTake ThatAlicia Keys and many more. Askem has also worked on multiple iconic events, including as Broadcast Director for the 2012 London Paralympics Closing Ceremony featuring Coldplay, Jay Z and Rihanna.

Production was overseen by Steve Nolan, whose 40 year career in Event Production and Lighting Design includes credits such as The BRIT Awards, The MOBO Awards, The BAFTAS, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and as Senior Production Manager for the 2012 London Paralympics Closing Ceremony. Nolan’s early career was marked by extensive global touring with the likes of U2, The Rolling StonesThe CureBob Dylan and many more.

They were joined by multi-award-winning Lighting Designer Tim Routledge, known for his design shows worldwide including tours for BeyonceSpice GirlsSam SmithStormzyFlorence & The Machine, Take That and many others. Routledge’s further accolades include being the Lead Lighting Programmer of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing ceremonies, and awards including Lighting Designer of the Year in 2020, 2019 and 2015 as well as two Royal Television Society Awards.

Skepta looking pensive