Get Discovered – a music competition with a difference

Get Discovered 2015 Full Trailer

Get Discovered is designed to get young music talent heard and to raise awareness of blood cancer, highlighting how easy it is to register as a blood stem cell donor.

Thousands of people are diagnosed with blood cancer every year. Their only chance of survival is to find a matching blood stem cell donor. Younger people have a better chance of saving someone’s life, yet only a ¼ of people registered to help are aged 17-30 and only 6% are from a Black or Asian background.

We have launched Get Discovered as part of a brand new campaign for the charity, to raise awareness of blood cancer in the UK and particularly to increase the number of Black Afro-Caribbean and Asian young men on our registered donor database.

Get Discovered is the first ever YouTube music competition for aspiring singers/songwriters, MCs, DJs and producers to show case their talent, with the purpose of raising awareness of blood cancer amongst young people especially from a Asian, Black Afro-Caribbean background.

SupremeKY Wins GetDiscovered_credit_Peter van den Berg_Goodwo

On November 18th at the O2 Academy Islington, London ‘Supreme KY’ a rapper from South London reigned supreme on the night, with the judges unanimously praising his rap skills, stage presence and potential to make it in the music industry. Hear more Supreme KY music on Soundcloud.

As well as the kudos of winning the competition and gaining new fans, Supreme KY will enjoy a studio session with Disturbing London, a mixing and mastering session with Richie Montana (Tinie Tempah), media interviews and a headline performance at renowned live music night I Luv London.

A judging panel of Romeo, Lisa Maffia, MC Scorcher, Scorpio – Founder of the UK’s leading urban music website and Orin Lewis OBE – founder of ACLT (African Caribbean Leukemia Trust) presided over the first event of its kind, giving invaluable feedback and industry advice to nine finalists who all had ninety seconds to impress in the first round of live performances. Four finalists were invited back on stage to perform a second track and from there the judge’s scorecards dictated one ultimate winner.

The event was attended by members of the media including music writers, radio DJs and bloggers who were all were equally impressed – so expect to hear and see a lot more of Supreme KY from now on!

There were also performances from stars of the Urban music scene including Scorcher, TCO and 90s soul legends Damage, a highlight of the show was undoubtedly the Get Discovered Cypher – with all finalists and special guests on stage at once to take turns on the mic as headline DJ Tim Westwood span the biggest instrumental beats.