Month: May 2008

Warchild's Army Of You Fundraising Concert

Warchild’s Army Of You Fundraising Concert

Warchild, the International Charity that works with children affected by war in Afghanastan, Iraq and Uganda today announced that it has appointed Irish mobile ticketing company, www.ticket-text.com, as its official mobile ticketing agent for it's Army Of You fundraising concert which will feature the most exciting names in the UK new music scene including Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Rumblestrips, Autokratz and many more.

Red July Tour Confirmed

Red July Tour Confirmed

In the space of just four months Red has become hot property on the UK music scene. After the help of Radio 1's Colin Murray and Huw Stephens, Red's unique live show has taken him to the BBC’s Maida Vale, a rammed out launch at the Luminaire and forthcoming shows supporting New Zealand's most loved - Kora (Shiva Records) for a full UK tour:

Nelly And Fergie - Party People CD [Universal Motown]

Nelly And Fergie – Party People CD [Universal Motown]

Nelly, hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, is one of the best-selling rappers of all time. His albums have sold over forty millions albums worldwide and he is a three-time Grammy Award winner. His debut album, Country Grammar, became a sensation and he went on to release Nellyville, Suit, and Sweat, all of which reached the Top 10 Billboard Album Charts. Nelly's latest album, Brass Knuckles, will be released on June 24, 2008.

Shaya - Thinking Cap CD [Interdependent Media]

Shaya – Thinking Cap CD [Interdependent Media]

Thinking Cap is the latest single from Shaya's debut album Fallen Awake. Under the manifesto of resurrecting "thinking man's music", Shaya's track is an open palm to his listeners; a chance to lay rest the pains of his own life and come to terms with a new mentality that is rooted in clarity and honesty. Thinking Cap starts off playing the break the song is based on for a couple of bars before the reversion kicks in.

Introducing The Funk B’s

Back in the day, before the emergence of Gangsta Rap there were several jump up and party anthems. Part of the inspiration for that exciting time period in musical history was a talented recording group out of Boston - Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch. The group (founded by New Kids On the Block’s Donnie Whalberg) transcended musical barriers and created what became known as their own brand of music of the people.

Free Hip Hop Festival Returns To Cardiff

Free Hip Hop Festival Returns To Cardiff

With Hip-hop artists such as Metabeats, Joe Blow and Mudmowth gaining heavy praise from the music press at the moment, legends such as Me One returning home, and adopted Welsh son Ruffstylz bringing the World’s Longest Freestyle record to its shores, Wales is in pretty good shape whilst the rest of the UK Hip-hop scene is slowly dying.

Atmosphere and Brother Ali Live At Koko 18th June

Atmosphere and Brother Ali Live At Koko 18th June

Eleven years after becoming the first hip-hop act to put the Twin Cities on the map, Atmosphere has grown into one of the most accomplished MC / producer duos around. Since releasing their 1997 debut, Overcast!, Ant's ASR-born melodic beats and Slug's open book and observational style of rapping continues to evolve into hip-hop that's more honest and textured. And the praise for these Rhymesayers pioneers hasn't stopped flowing in.

Soweto Kinch Presents - The Flyover Show

Soweto Kinch Presents – The Flyover Show

Led by multi-award winning jazz musician and MC Soweto Kinch, The Hockley Flyover Project is an ambitious day-long street festival that brings world class jazz, hip hop, poetry, dance and theatre to a neglected corner of Birmingham. Also featuring notables from across the country such as Bashy, TY, Eska Mtungwazi, Jonzi D and Zena Edwards, it will be a pertinent national statement about ‘Urban’ art.

Birdy Nam Nam Live At Koko 12th July

Birdy Nam Nam Live At Koko 12th July

Birdy Nam Nam are ready to hit up London just a scant two days before Bastille day. Now, those of you who've visited Paris might think it odd there's a whole day dedicated to overpriced croques monsiuers and one of the most perilous roundabouts in the western world, but y'all need to learn yourselves.