Lady Ice

  • Lady Ice
  • 2018-12-19

Lady Ice recently followed up ‘Head Top’, ‘Who’s Got It Now’ and the 1Xtra-playlisted-track ‘Superb’ with ‘Do That For’. Having graced the BBC Radio studios where she dropped a grime freestyle over Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’, we caught up with her to find out more about her music.

My music style is quite flamboyant, very edgy UK with a vibrant Caribbean twist.

First up, tell us bit about yourself - what first got you into music?
I got into music at a tender age of 9-10yrs. It was that point when everyone around me was MC’ing and clashing etc my brother brought grime into the house. Wiley, Fuming, Lethal Bizzle, Dizzee Rascal etc and I got into it from there.

Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from?
Missy Elliot, Eminem and also local artists in my area.

How would you describe your style?
My music style is quite flamboyant, very edgy UK with a vibrant Caribbean twist.

Why ‘Lady Ice’?
At the time of making the name it was the era of Lady and Ms, hence why I’m called myself Lady Ice, haha

If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
I would have said MJ but you said living haha hmmm DJ Snake, Stormzy, Wretch 32 or Chronixx to name a few.

You’ve been backed by BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, Kiss FM and Mixmag. What did those endorsements mean to you?
It felt amazing and continues to feel this way. These platforms hold great value within our music scene, growing up I aimed to receive support and recognition from these platforms. It’s been a pleasure! To come from an estate in Old Trafford to be played on BBC Radio 1 is a BIG DEAL! And especially being a female, as there are not many females artists in Manchester as it is.

Your releases so far have been ‘Head Top’, ‘Who’s Got It Now’ and the 1Xtra playlisted tack ‘Superb’. What kind of response have you been getting from them?
The response off these tracks have been amazing. These tracks have brought some great opportunities. I really got to show off my playful gritty/grime side and also show my versatility with a house track.

Tell us about your debut single ‘Do That For’. What’s it about?
‘Do That For’ is my debut single, my first ever release after a number of promotional tracks and projects. I also released it on my new record label ‘All I See Records’. Which was a great achievement for me.

When did you write it and where did you record it?
I wrote and laid down the chorus at the studio, then went home to write the verses and pre-chorus. I changed the verse and pre-chorus a couple of times haha sometimes I like to write loads of different lyrics with different flows, record it and then pick the best one.

How does ‘Do That For’ represent your style?
People are not really used to hearing me do the song songy stuff. Haha most didn’t even know it was me at first.

What are your hopes for ‘Do That For’?
For the supporters to continue to enjoy the track. And continue to receive support from the much needed platforms. Do that for has allowed me to tick a lot off the list this year. The track has given me a nice introduction! I can’t wait to drop more music and for what 2019 holds.

What are your plans for 2019?
Release my debut E.P and quality visuals. I want to make sure everything I continue to put out is of great quality! It’s important that I make my mark next year. Also I have different ventures that I can’t wait to announce.

Finally, if you could wish for one thing to happen for you next year, what would it be?
To make the official UK charts!

Watch the video for ‘Do That For’ on YouTube below. For news and tour dates go to Lady Ice Facebook page.

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