UTV:2 is a hard hitting album unravelling the labyrinth of relationships in the city, and the complexities that emerge in the wider context of politics, cultures and hierarchies that shape our choices and realities. On tracks like Stella (featuring LA Gray) and Destiny, Artcha explores the potency of sexual attractions and the different perspectives that men and women approach their interactions from. Circles (featuring Tendai) is an honest and brutal account of the games played, and of false representations made in pursuit of sexual satisfaction. In sum, the album is a mature and brutal tale of the experience of adult relationships – and forms the second chapter in a trilogy of concept albums that expresses our shared stories of growth.
Artcha is an Artist/Producer hailing from Tottenham in North London. Heavily influenced by his upbringing with his mother of Jamaican descent, as a young child he developed a fascination with art, literature and music. His earliest experiments in music production featured a second-hand Atari ST and Yamaha keyboard, tucked away in his bedroom.
Artcha is a veteran of the UK hip hop scene. Growing up in eleven-man group The One Crew with artists like ‘Tha 4orce’ and ‘Sway’, his music takes inspiration from garage, grime, hip hop and beyond. Both as a solo artist and as a member of hip hop super group FRSHRZ (MCs Artcha, Skandouz & Dray Styles), Artcha writes and produces music that tackles contemporary issues, weaves stories and challenges audiences to think deeply.
UTV2 will be released on 28 June 2019 on Club FRSHRZ and Believe Music and will be available on all streaming services.