March 27*, 30 | April 8, 10*, 19, 27 May 5, 10, 15*, 18, 26 | June 3, 8, 12*, 21 July 8, 16, 21, 31* | August 10, 14*, 16 Doors open at 7PM. Event begins at 7.30PM * Take place Sundays. Doors open at 2.30PM. Event begins at 3PM and feature a free live performance from artists appearing on the On Record Album. Symphony Hall, Birmingham
About MC Magika
Magika might be the self-confessed Mr Marmite of rave but as he says: “Love me or hate me, I rocked raves.” In this conversation we find out how the young boy from Stirchley, hooked on beats, came to MC for Carl Cox and some of the biggest names in dance music.
Getting his first big break from UB40, Aimran Majid worked tirelessly on his personal style and promoting himself. Friends helped him come up with his MC name, Magika, and he soon became well known for his crowd hyping skills. He performed with the DJ Carl Cox for 5 years during the early 1990s, a collaboration that saw Magika travel the world playing alongside the likes of The Prodigy.
About The On Record Project
Presented in partnership with B:Music
Broadcaster Satnam Rana and Radio Journalist Adrian Goldberg present twenty-two conversations with a range of musicians, promoters, managers, venue owners and entrepreneurs who have contributed to local, national and international music culture and heritage. The conversations focus on their life in music, their connection to the city and how it was influenced or inspired their work and what they think of Birmingham and our music.
Tickets free but must be pre-booked at bmusic.co.uk
On Record Podcast
Each On Record In-Conversation event will be released as a podcast, available to stream on all major platforms and will be broadcast weekly on BBC Radio West Midlands.
On Record Album
In a first of its kind, On Record is a multi-artist, multi-genre concept album featuring eleven new songs about Birmingham, available on a limited vinyl release and across all streaming platforms.
A sonic love letter to the city of Birmingham, each artist was written and recorded an original song that is inspired by Birmingham and what it means to them. Captured on record are references to the people, places and spaces that make up our vibrant and diverse city. Tales of canals and wildlife, migrant communities, Sparkhill at midnight and Bedders Chip Shop on the Coventry Road are just a small taste of the themes covered On Record.
Presenting eleven uniquely personal insights from guests including Bambi Bains, Soweto Kinch, Xhosa Cole and Dapz on the Map, On Record will resonate with those who call Birmingham home whilst simultaneously offering an introduction to the city, its people and its music for those who are only just getting to know us.
On Record is released on 18 June in physical and digital formats. To find out more about where you can listen to the album go to birminghammusicarchive.com