Month: June 2011

The Diversidad Remix Contest

The Diversidad Remix Contest II

The Diversidad Remix Contest Part 2 is on. Beat-makers from all over Europe will compete to remix "Concrete Jungle" and "Anthem" both produced by Eversor for "The Experience Album". The first round of the competition was a great success with many high standard entries. Now it is your turn to step up and submit your version to gain recognition.

Deams

Deams

Deams comes from the first Hip Hop generation of the Netherlands. He is a legend in Dutch Hip Hop and it was a pleasure and a great opportunity to meet up with him. Back in the days he was going to all the rap battles in the country, winning almost all of them.

Heavy Links - The Heavy Links EP [Heavy Links]

Heavy Links – The Heavy Links EP [Heavy Links]

After releasing their three track promotional debut The Bombsite EP, late in December last year, the Lincoln based Heavy Links crew return, just six months later, with a six track follow-up titled The Heavy Links EP. Like its predecessor, this release is quick to lay it’s foundations in boom-bap, with producer Exclusive Ramone supplying a mellow soundtrack, lead by heavy kick-drum / snare combos, with Donnie Propa on cuts, and delivering some tasty scratches throughout.

Brotherman

Brotherman

Brotherman is a young musician whose up-bringing was split between the Caribbean and London’s borough of Hackney. He’s got a lot on his plate and a hugh amount of enthusiasm. Having been tutored under the wing of Jehst Nikhil Sharma caught up with Brotherman to find out more. Read on.

Freedom of Press – Verified [First Son Records]

YTV and producer Henry the 8th have teamed up to bring you more free music under the Freedom Of Press alias. Verified is the follow up release to the well received 2010 EP Yet to Verify. The EP provides another seven tracks from the duo, with a fine selection of rhymes from YTV, over the heavy, lively, often orchestral production from Henry the 8th, and the overall polished level of production that made their first release popular.

Roots Manuva To Play Fiesta in the Park

Roots Manuva To Play Fiesta in the Park

The Mercury prize nominated artist Roots Manuva will headline a huge musical fundraiser at Fiesta in the Park in Oxford on Saturday, July 2nd to raise cash for the city’s Cowley Road Carnival. A source from the rapper’s management team has confirmed that Roots will play new material from 4everolution during his headline set in Oxford which comes just two months before the album is released in September.

Jamm Presents... DJ Yoda + Shlomo Live

Jamm Presents… DJ Yoda + Shlomo Live

Jamm Presents… has produced some incredible highlights at the venue this year with Basement Jaxx and Hot Chip rocking the venue until dawn. And July 8th sees one of the most gifted DJs to walk this earth, DJ Yoda, take to the stage and deliver a set that will most certainly go down in Jamm folklore. This is DJ Yoda’s only London set for the next 3 months as his hits the festivals kicking off with Glastonbury this month.

Bars For Change

Bars For Change

Channel 4 and Windfall Films have linked up with political activist Jody McIntyre and some of the best artists from the grime / hip hop world to bring you Jody McIntyre’s Bars for Change. The online project will be five music documentaries that will tackle hard hitting political and socially conscious issues that young people are concerned about and will feature artists including Lowkey, Lioness, Logic, RoxXxan and international music producer Jake Gosling plus many more to be announced.

The Boom Bap - 21st July Hoxton

The Boom Bap – 21st July Hoxton

The Boom Bap! is an alternative hip-hop night in East London that blurs the boundaries between audience and DJ. How? By letting the audience become the DJ. They can pre-submit tracks to play, listen to emerging producers and beat makers, participate in open decks (think open mics but for DJs) and trade their unwanted vinyl!