The Nextmen

Friday The Afterburner

The Nextmen could offer you a musical masterclass in people pleasing but you’d be too busy dancing your ass off to take notes. Ask Richard Branson who he calls to smash a party, or MTV, or Sophie Dahl, or the Cannes Film Festival, or any stage on any festival from Glastonbury to Bestival, Lovebox, every Notting Hill Carnival since forever, Big Chill, T In The Park, or Let Them Eat Cake. Or a club, any club, from Fabric to The Warehouse Project to Black Dog Ballroom, YoYo, Space Ibiza, Electric Ballroom, Womb Tokyo, Egg, Lux, or The Prince in Melbourne – and these boys have happily crushed said dancefloors into oblivion. 

Having written multi platinum releases for artists including Plan B, Wilkinson, Etherwood, Sam Smith, Maverick Sabre, Becky Hill, Anne Marie (Rudimental), Paul Epworth, Paulo Nutini, Kiko Bun, Eliza Doolittle, Louis Mattrs, Slo, Karen Harding, Little Mix, Tommy Trash and so many others. This keeps their diaries pretty hectic. Historically they’ve released critically and commercially acclaimed The Nextmen albums on 75 Ark, Scenario, Antidote, Universal, and have worked with too many to mention – Rizzle Kicks, Plan B, Public Enemy, Blackalicious, Roni Size, Daddy G, Rodney P, The Pharcyde and Morcheeba, Groove Armada, Sway, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Alice Russell, Dynamite MC, Kidz In The Hall, Jamaican legends Cutty Ranks, Niney The Observer and Demolition Man, Faithless etc etc etc. 

Their ongoing podcast series has had hundreds of thousands of downloads and continues as a much devoured gift to the globe and spikes up to number 1 on the iTunes chart with every instalment. 

Recent reggae-infused album with Gentleman’s Dub Club entitled ‘Pound for Pound’, their pop-up party tour, the resurrection of their beloved bootleg mixtapes and much more sees them as busy as ever. Get your ears open and ready. Enjoy.