July’s Artist To Watch is Dylan Cartlidge. From the UK, Cartlidge is a singer, songwriter, rapper and multi-instrumentalist. His debut album, Hope Above Adversity, is being released on July 9th. Dylan performed a five song set of tunes from his forthcoming debut during a Free At Noon on May 21st.
Cartlidge’s vibe was very much in the vein of The Streets, Gorillaz, or turn-of-the-millennium Beck: a shimmering eclectic grab bag, but very much under the umbrella of rap culture. “I consider myself an alternative hip-hop artist,” Cartlidge said by way of explanation mid-set. “I play a few instruments and bits and bobs but I’m a rapper first and foremost. About the Free At Noon, John Vettese wrote
Watch Dylan’s Virtual Free At Noon performance