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As part of Gŵyl 2021 Radio Platfform hosted a series of live 'Next Up' gigs in the studio featuring up and coming artists from the Welsh Hip Hop and Rap scene.

Luke RV

In just a few short years, Luke RV has gone from being a promising young artist within the Welsh music scene to becoming one of Wales' hottest Hip Hop acts.

The alternative Hip Hop artist, singer and songwriter from Neath released his debut single ‘Lost’ in 2018 and has gone from strength to strength.

His EP 'Valley Boy' was nominated for the Welsh Music Prize 2020 which he followed up with the release of his album 'Going Nowhere'.

Having worked with the likes of Local, Mace The Great and Grim Sickers, Luke has forged a unique sound with his main producer Minas and influenced by a wide range of musical genres including Hip Hop, Grime, Garage and Pop music.

Mace the Great

Bringing energetic Grime influenced music with an infectious flow, Cardiff's Mace the Great has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months releasing a number of singles in 2020 which had a huge impact in Wales and further afield.

His single 'Brave' was the first song selected as part of DJ Target's Cardiff Takeover on BBC1xtra whilst his next single 'Established' was selected as BBC Introducing Track of the Week on BBC1xtra as well gaining countless plays on BBC Radio Wales.


The multi-talented, Cwmbran-based rapper and singer,  SZWÉ  is a versatile artist whose music covers a wide-range of musical genres including RnB and Hip Hop.

His single 'Shaky' was played by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and a number of his songs have also been aired across BBC Radio Wales.