A destination with no itinerary, Croydon London, where some of the UK's best producers are creating music for you to vibe to. London based MC, James Pyke invited me to meet PAP, a collective of musicians known as Paper Aero Plane.
11:15 PM, I arrived at the train station about 40-minutes outside of London's Soho, close to the Croydon headquarters of the Splurgeboys, PAP’s leading producers. Splurgeboys’ sanctuary is home to many musical and visual creations that are making waves throughout much of London’s underground.
The first face I had the pleasure of meeting was Tee, half of the Splurgeboys duo which is comprised of two brothers, Tee and Rocket. We said our hellos while Pyke was in the other room fetching ice. A cheers later we made our way upstairs to The Tank and joined remaining PAP members Rocket & Snowy Danger.
Alongside an occasional mixed drink and a rolled cigarette, all of the Splurgeboys recording and production takes place at The Tank. Tee sat comfortably in his seat in front of a computer screen intently working on piecing together a track and playing a new beat for the crew. As the musical energy began to radiate throughout the room James Pyke started spitting lyrics while Snowy Danger and Rocket simultaneously jotted down their own poetic verses on iPhones.
I was in awe by the energy and lyricism Snowy was bringing and, although quiet upon the first encounter, I was also impressed with Rockets poetic rhythm on the developing track. The guys attempted to get me on the mic, but all I wanted to do was watch and fall in love with the vibe of the musical savants around me.
Check out this short video of SOYYO Magazine’s visit to The Tank with Paper Aero Plane below and stay tuned for an upcoming interview, song releases, and the U.S. shows coming in 2018!