A BROTHER-and-sister music duo are documenting their latest EP after securing funding through the Scottish Hip Hop Bursary.

Robin and Gracie Brill are putting together a six-track EP, with the funding going towards capturing the creative process via video so it can be shared with other artists as a resource.

The duo, who perform as CrayTwinz, are balancing day jobs and family life with creating the project.

Gracie, who is an apprentice joiner, said: “We have played in quite a lot of bands together but one of them is a duo, just the two of us.

“The funding is for a project recording a short EP of five or six tracks and then the idea is to record the EP but also record the process of it and focus on different elements to use it to make videos which, ideally, will be entertaining but also potentially helpful for people doing music in a DIY way.

“We record in his bedroom onto computers and do it all ourselves apart from maybe the mastering.

“We want to create this EP but also create a resource for people doing other things.”

Twenty-four hip hop artists from Scotland have received bursaries totalling more than £31,000.

With a doubling of funding in its second year from Sunny Govan Radio, UP2STNDRD, 644 Studios and the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, the Scottish Hip Hop Bursary Programme is providing one-off grants of up to £1,500 to artists.

Former Dunbar Grammar School pupil Gracie, who is joined by 31-year-old Robin, was delighted to receive the £1,000.

She said: “It is really awesome for us to be able to do this. We are very glad we have got the opportunity.”

The 29-year-old, who lives in Dunbar, felt that there were a lot of talented people across the country involved in the hip hop industry.

She said: “I am in a band called Honey Farm that does a lot of rap stuff and we have done quite a few gigs with other Scottish rappers.

“Our style is quite different from a lot of the more Scottish hip hop coming out at the moment but it is really cool to meet people involved in the scene.

“There is a bunch of people doing it and it is cool, and I feel there is a really supportive community there.”

Jenny Tipton, place, partnerships and communities officer at Creative Scotland, felt that the funding could boost a lot of people.

She said: “Now in its second year, we’re excited to be able to provide refreshed opportunities for Scotland’s growing hip hop community and pleased to be able to offer increased provision, additional mentoring opportunities and further access support for each bursary.

“In a time of increased uncertainty for the creative sector, small bursary programmes like these are more important than ever to support artists to develop their careers and provide sustained opportunity across the multi art form genre that is Scottish hip hop.

“It’s with thanks to the National Lottery that we’re able to continue to support this programme.”