Leeds Met graduates Rudimental win Best Album at MOBOs
They were announced winners on Saturday night in Glasgow, as the awards ceremony celebrated its 18th anniversary. The MOBOs, which stands for Music of Black Origin, sets out to celebrate all aspects of urban music and culture.
The pair, who both graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 2008 from the BSc (Hons) Creative Music and Sound Technology course, have twice stormed to the top of the UK charts in the last year with their singles 'Feel the Love' and 'Waiting All Night'. Their debut album 'Home' has gone onto win critical acclaim and also went to number one in the UK album charts.
Rudimental, who are currently touring the UK beat acts including Wiley, Angel and Laura Mvula to the prestigious Best Album award.
When the duo visited Leeds Met last year to talk students from their former course, Piers said: "We did a remix module at Leeds Met which gave us a buzz for getting vocals and manipulating them in our own way which evolved from there. The course helped us to understand the range of jobs available in the industry: I discovered live sound and music to picture and was able to apply for jobs afterwards that I didn't even know existed."
Kesi added: The facilities at Leeds Met are next to none. Being in the music industry now and looking back, we remember things that we learnt on the course. For example, it gave us an insight into publishing and knowledge of things that we now have to deal with in our careers."