Playlist Special: The Ends


Everyone is talking about the hotly anticipated and highly sought after ‘The Ends Festival’, taking place in Croydon this weekend. In addition to the stellar hip-hop, grime and afrobeats line-up,’ The Ends Festival’ in association with Havana Club, have given an amazing chance to six rising stars hailing from all over London including Croydon, Luton and Hackney, to share the stage ahead of huge headlining acts, such as Nas, Wizkid and Damien Marley.

Hundreds of applications were submitted, but only Jordz, Madison Paris, Dibo Brown, C Cane, Frenzy and Holding Strong were selected to share the festival spotlight.

Learn a little more about them below…



Aka Jordan Edwards-Wilks, combines clever lyrics with raw emotion and thought provoking concepts, over a hybrid of smooth hip-hop with a mixture of R&B and poetry.


Madison Paris

Has opened for Croydon’s very own Cadet (RIP)and girl group MO, as well as a string of other impressive musical accomplishments. Check out her single ‘Rum & Wine’ below. Which is out now!


Dibo Brown

Hailing from Luton, her freestyle over Margs ‘Pen Game’ challenge in 2018 propelled her talent further into the spotlight and the rest – as they say – is history.


C Cane

Master of the guitar, piano, drums and bass, C Cane is an unusually captivating artist raised in south London. She was one of only 4 featured on Dizzee Rascals EP and star on the BBC 3 ‘s Reality TV series ‘Galdem Sugar’ set for release May 30th.


Frenzy is deep rooted in his community (Hackney) and devotes his time investing in the next generation of creatives. Frenzy runs a workshop called Fast Forward where young artists get engineering, production and recording facilities for free. Check out his alternative hip-hop sound below.


Holding Strong

Glasford Hunter & Horace Beckford have known each other for many years. Their combined percussion and Guitar skills, coupled with their passion for Reggae, have led them to nurture and perpetuate the traditional reggae sound we all know and love, so be sure to check them out at ‘The Ends’ festival this weekend!