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CGuk | Dapz On The Map | Landed: The Listening Exerpience

Dapz On The Map - Landed | The Listening Experience

Hosted by. Major Impact Entertainment & BE83 Music

Sponsored by. Havana Club

Location: UCB, Aviation Suite, Summer Row, Birmingham, UK

Date: 24/09/2021

Photography by. ShotBySensei

West Midlands legend Dapz On The Map recently made a huge return to the stage at this years MADE Festival, a performance that didn't only mark his first show post CO-VID, but a set that also wrapped up what has been a successful few years. Since 2019 Dapz has remained consistent with the releases delivering the 'Champion Settings' project and a string of singles including 'Froggy 2' alongside Jaykae, the remix of Trill Troy's 'Hands On', 'Waiting' 'Shinobi II', '100 Degrees' and of course, the incredibly popular 'Beautiful' with Pheleba.

But, now it is time for the Birmingham talent to embark on the next chapter of his career. The brand new project from Dapz On The Map is complete, and the CGuk team were blessed with the opportunity to attend the incredibly executed 'Landed' listening experience. Hosted, organised and sponsored by DSAW, Major Impact Entertainment, BE83 Music and Havana Club.

Photography by. ShotBySensei

As we arrived at the location of the event, we were welcomed by a DSAW Airline’s Air Hostess who instructed us to the boarding room, before we caught our flight on the Boeing DSAW-0121. The title 'Landed' immediately made sense, and it became apparent that Dapz and his team were about to take us on a trip with this new body of work.

The waiting room began to fill with a handful of tastemakers, supporters and peers, who had their boarding passes ready to enter the DSAW aircraft. The likes of Joe Walker, Apostle, Jaykae, C4, Tempa, Yaseen Rosay, Trill Troy and more were all in attendance, catching up, networking and enjoying a beverage courtesy of Havana Club.

The boarding call came, and we were presented with some wireless headphones as we took our seats on the LED lit, Boeing DSAW-0121. Our hostesses took us through our instructions, and before we knew it, we were taking off, appreciating an expertly crafted body of work from one of the finest our city has to offer.

Photography by. ShotBySensei

Dapz and his incredible production team consisting of Apostle, Thomas Mellor, Avey Bredda and more, spent many long hours in the studio getting 'Landed' right, and this was felt throughout the body of work. The DSAW family have raised the levels with this one creating a themed project. We were guided through the tape with the intelligent use of interludes which follow the same theme of the listening experience, creating a monumental moment for those in attendance.

Just like catching a flight, there were periods of turbulence throughout the project, these periods hosted the Grime roots, and big energy anthems. But, there was also periods where the flight is smooth and Dapz showcases his versatility. We all know that he has the ability to sing and create melodic hits too, and it is safe to say that we are blessed with all avenues of Dapz's artistry as he creates an expansive soundscape.

Photography by. ShotBySensei

Once the project was finished, Dapz entered the plane and thanked us all for attending, before getting into an interview with Joe Walker from Apple Music’s Beats. The pairing carried out an interview and Q&A where they discussed the creation process of 'Landed', and how the 0121 star has transitioned from the last project and what he has learned along the way.

After we exited the plane, those lucky enough to have been a part of the experience continued to network, sharing their thoughts on the project with one another.

On behalf of the Creative Gen UK team I would like to thank Renz from Major Impact Entertainment, Dapz and the BE83 Music team for organising and executing an incredible listening experience for us. The level and calibre of the event really added the finishing touches to what is going to be a huge project, and we cannot wait to se the full rollout.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for an official release date of the brand new project from Dapz On The Map.