Red Bull Sound Select presents D.R.A.M. ⋆ Jireel ⋆ Adrijana ⋆

By on January 26, 2017

In autumn 2016, the international music initative Red Bull Sound Select had their premiere in Sweden. The initiative, which aims to discover and establish new talents, will continue in 2017 and are already presenting the first event of the year. On February 16, Red Bull Sound Select will be visited by the international rising star D.R.A.M. side by side with Jireel and Adrijana.

Red Bull Sound Select is a brand new music initiative to highlight and establish local talent, in the autumn of 2016 did the international music platform Red Bull Sound Select entry into the Swedish scene. The initiative has taken a number of countries by storm and given us names like Chance the Rapper, Gallant and many more, and the autumn’s two events in Stockholm launched the platform Swedish trip.

The form is simple, Swedish artists is showcased with a larger, often international headliner as the main attraction and helps thus in an international talent program in which experience and collaborations is exchanged and that every year ends with the alternative festival arrangement “30 Days In Chicago”.

After the premiere last autumn evenings the first of several Red Bull Sound Select crackdown in 2017 is now presented. The evening will be held at Kägelbanan in Stockholm on 16 February and on stage is no less than D.R.A.M. [US] Jireel and Adrijana. The evening is curated by Babak Azarmi, founder and creative director of the music collective RMH.

DRAM. is the world’s new smile hip hop star and a part of the epidemic of playful and ultra-catchy hip hop that has recently reached the internet and pop charts. That he was something extraordinary was evident at last year when visisted Lil Yachty viral superhit “Broccoli”. Last fall, he also landed the long-awaited debut album “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” which featured guest appearances from well-Neo Soul Queen Erykah Badu as the unconventional rapper Young Thug.

On a bed of soft soul D.R.A.M.s playful artistry can simply bind guests and expression whatsoever.

Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith was born in Germany but grew up in Virginia in a soul crazy family. With one foot in childhood influences and the other in today’s hip-hop scene has D.R.A.M. developed a unique sound that is as playful as it is down to earth. In 2014, the world got a first look into D.R.A.M.s world in the form of the mixtape “# 1EPICSummer” which established him as one of the new hip-hop’s most exciting names. On the subsequent debut album D.R.A.M. rapped about everything from wifi codes for Pokemon and ATMs, always with a difficult tracked finesse.


The young rapper from Rågsved south of Stockholm has quickly exploded as one of the country’s most high-profile hip-hop promises. Jireel debuted in November 2015 with the song “Här & Nu” that in less than 24 hours had over 15,000 views on YouTube and with the same cocky, modern style, he shared subsequently with others singles like “Som mig”, “Langa luren” and the super-hit “Cataleya”. Recent single “Snap” has only been out a week and starts approaching the 1 million mark on Spotify. Soon will the debut EP released, and we can confirm that this is just the beginning of something really big.


Adrijana made her debut in 2015 with her own interpretation of Wiz Khalifa’s “OG Bobby”, an interpretation that was given the name “Mammas Opel”. 

Since then it has gone quickly  and recent song “Kan nt med mig” already has over 200,000 plays on Spotify. Right now she is up to date with the song “Nån som mig” who is the first release with Swedish Recordings.

Red Bull Sound Select presents D.R.A.M. ⋆ Jireel ⋆ Adrijana ⋆ at Kägelbanan, Mosebacke Torg 1-3.

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