Next Era is our new home for the best upcoming music from the UK & beyond. We've hand picked some of the UK's freshest talent to be showcased through monthly online performances here at House of Vans London.
We’re kicking things off with a South London double header; Deema from Lewisham and headline act, Norwood Junction’s Benny Mails.
For the time being, we'll be blasting these gigs out through our IGTV, but rest assured, we’re working hard to bring these back IRL as soon as possible. We can’t wait until we open our doors for you to come and dance!
20-year-old Deema from Lewisham in South London provides a fresh face for UK rap music. Affiliated with notorious grime collective, The Square Deema spans multiple music genres and prides himself on making each song sound different to the last. Deema’s already seen great plaudits with his debut EP ‘Chew Your Food’, which saw five of his tracks on the same Spotify ‘Fresh Finds Hip Hop’ at the same time, with ‘Hash Brown’ topping the chart. Expect big things from this hyper talented young man.
About Benny Mails:
Raised by his parents on an eclectic mix of hip-hop, jazz, funk and soul, Benny grew up with lots of energy, which he channeled through dance. He later had his eyes opened to the world of hip-hop through friends who were producers, rappers and singers and spawning from his background of energetic freestyle dance, Benny’s one of brightest lights in UK alternative rap right now.
Tune in to Deema’s set from 5pm on Monday, May 17th and Benny Mails on Thursday, May 20th.
You can also take a deeper dive with these guys plus many more artists that are on the rise via our Vans’ Next Era playlist on Spotify.