An upcoming star from SHP’s Soundhouse Project has received national recognition after her work was shortlisted for the Youth Music Awards 2019.

Fast rising Grime artist Ls’z was singled out by a panel of industry judges for her track, Rollin Out, one of just 11 to be handpicked for the Original Track Award out of more than 600 nominations. Her talent was recognised by a prestigious panel made up of industry figures including AJ Tracey, Julie Adenuga, Rag'N'Bone Man and Edith Bowman.  

The winners will be decided by a public poll between now and Monday 30 September, with some amazing prizes promised for the top three, so check out Ls’z’s track now and cast your vote!

Ls’z recorded the track while working with SHP’s Soundhouse Project, which brings young artists and creatives together with professional musicians and producers to create new and original music and media.  Our young artists engage in a programme of recording sessions and live events to build a portfolio of work and develop an invaluable skill set in music production, which in turn helps facilitate further education goals, working opportunities and creative enterprises.

Over the last year Ls'z has performed at five gigs and as a result of her energy on stage, natural charisma and brilliant lyricism she has captivated audiences and gained the attention of top music producers. She has also gone on to perform for Grime pioneers Tim and Barry TV in their The Lift series, as well as collaborate with the Extreme Sync Agency on paid original work.

SHP Assistant Director Vanessa Hemmings said: “Soundhouse provides a nurturing creative environment and opportunities for talented young people across London to gain their first foothold in the music industry.  We are thrilled that Ls’z is now getting the recognition she deserves. With over 600 nominations, being shortlisted is an incredible achievement."

Last year Soundhouse ran 45 sessions at our fully equipped professional studio in Sydenham and a number of other hostels across London where we have converted rooms into performance and recording spaces.