The sound of the streets: The inside story of Spotify's Who We Be show

Ben Homewood

Flexing and preening on the lip of Alexandra Palace’s stage, a topless J Hus surveys the scene in front of him. Thousands of smartphone cameras flash, and the din of the crowd occasionally punctures the bass, the room a convulsing mass of smoke and sweat.

“I want Who We Be to feel like the streets,” Austin Daboh tells Music Week in the run-up to the platform’s biggest ever UK live event.

Despite the pristine stage set up, copious branding and ...

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