Month: June 2012

DMC UK DJ Final 2012 - 20th July - The Garage, London

DMC UK DJ Final 2012 – 20th July – The Garage, London

In its 28th glorious year, DMC continues to bring together the globe's freshest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling heats from London to Tokyo and Brazil, all culminating in one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness. This year's UK Final will be even more mouth wateringly, boundary pushing than the last with fantastic competitors from around the country battling for a place at the World Finals.

Just P - Brighter Days MP3 [Black Budget]

Just P – Brighter Days MP3 [Black Budget]

After releasing his first official album, Just Call Me P, on May 30th 2012, underground UK Hip Hop emcee, Just P (formerly BiG PSG), recently asked Black Budget Ent. to record the official music video to his feel good track, Brighter Days. The track is taken from his latest release and is produced by talented German beat maker, Politiks. The song and video both compliment each other well, with bright and stimulating visual's accompanied by a laid back, original and inspiring track.

Cheikh - Superman MP3 [Indie]

Cheikh – Superman MP3 [Indie]

London-based Hip-Hop artist Cheikh - real name Brandon Deme - of Senegalese and American descent - comes through just in time for the British summer season with a little sunshine of his own by way of his brand new single titled Superman. Produced by JayBeatz and serving as the lead single from his sophomore mixtape Progession, Superman is a soulful Hip-Hop opus from the young emcee that is sure to get your head bopping, lift your spirits and get you in that Summer vibrations mood!

Rewd Adams And The Last Skeptik - How Not To Make A Living 12" [Bread And Butter / Grindstone]

Rewd Adams And The Last Skeptik – How Not To Make A Living 12″ [Bread And Butter / Grindstone]

When two bonkers mid-twenty-somethings from London put their creative minds together to make a project, some madness is bound to take place. When those said two are highly respected homegrown hip-hop mainstays, it's evidently going to be better than all the nonsense that's out there now. Those two are rapper Rewd Adams and DJ / producer The Last Skeptik, and this right here is their stupendously anticipated collaborative album 'How Not To Make A Living'.

House Shoes - Let It Go 2xLP [TRES Records]

House Shoes – Let It Go 2xLP [TRES Records]

Long time collaborator of J Dilla and Big Proof releases debut album on TRES Records. It feels wrong, though, to call this a 'debut' record because it doesn't sound like a first-try. Official debut, or not, House Shoes is not new. He released the now treasure-hunted Jay Dee 'Unreleased EP' (1996), and Phat Kat's classic 'Dedication to the Suckers' (1999) on his own imprint. He's produced for the late Big Proof (D12), J Dilla, Elzhi, and Danny Brown. He's DJ'ed for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Slum Village, and too many more to list.

Smokey Roomz

Smokey Roomz

By the age of thirteen Smokey Roomz was a renowned Garage MC and DJ in his local area of Sheffield, South Yorkshire with his sights on a wider audience. So he formed a group called The Young Offenders, recorded (with some friends) an album and a mix tape with a selection of Hip Hop and Grime Music. He has a new EP entitled Phoenix which is released on TMI Records and will be available for free download right here.