FLY53 Catch up With Cassell The Beatmaker
If the world were a bee hive, Cassell would be a straight up worker bee…..no rest, just work 24/7 to achieve his goal. Since our first feature on one of the UK’s most talented but unknown musicians, Cassell has been flat out, working with Plan B, Akala, Bassistry and The Streets.
Where many musicians would rest following a UK and US tour, such as Cassell recently did with The Streets whose 5th studio album Computers & Blues is released soon (stay on point for tour details), The Beatmaker was straight back on the grind, and shows no sign of slowing down. Plan B’s single ‘Stay Too Long’ was top ten in the charts and his much anticipated album ‘The Defamation of Strickland Banks’ is released in April…all co-written by Cassell. This would be enough for most, but not this man. His work with AKALA on both his ‘Hip Hop Shakespeare’ project and album Double Think! are already creating a lot of hype, and affirm the depth of talent this musician possesses. Add this to the various other projects he has been working on such as producing funk/soul band Bassistry’s entire album and you start to get a picture of how hard some artists work.
His work with these artists will be supported by various appearances on the Summer festival circuit, by which time we are sure there will be a huge amount more that he will have accomplished….