Line-up /D'lyfa Reilly (Red IQ), Bill Sykes (The Natural Curriculum), Mind On Fire DJs, Televised DJs.
Mind on Fire, Now Then Manchester, Will Not Be Televised
D’lyfa Reilly (Red IQ)
Bill Sykes (The Natural Curriculum)
Mind On Fire DJs
Now Then Manchester teams up with local hip hop promoter Will Not Be Televised to stage solo performances by lyricists from two of the area’s finest hip hop collectives: D’lyfa Reilly (Red IQ) and Bill Sykes (The Natural Curriculum).
Other than being a dab hand at picking a pun ridden alias, D’lyfa Reilly has been perfecting his art of relaying tales untainted by sugar-coated commercialism. Adopting the stylistic immediacy of hip hop, he is unafraid to confront the insecurity of youth. And the best way to do that is by writing about himself and those around him by putting his soul on show through lyrical delivery ranging from laid back and thoughtful moodiness to sharp-tongued scythes.
His excellent debut album Sewing Seeds is available to download for free via bandcamp.
As part of The Natural Curriculum collective, Bill Sykes has a strong grounding in incisive wordplay but adds his own persona (as in the video for ‘Dirty Old Man’) into his solo material.
Mind On Fire join to add their knack for fine tune selection.