Month: October 2012

Immortal Technique And Lowkey At The Brixton Electric - Thursday 25th October 2012

Immortal Technique And Lowkey At The Brixton Electric – Thursday 25th October 2012

Immortal Technique is an angry man. When he hits the stage, he already looks a bit upset. But this is something you expect from Immortal Technique, the rapper known for conscious lyrics and an uncompromising, often aggressive approach to hip hop. He hadn't played in England since 2010 and he seemed set to make up for the two year gap at the Brixton Electric. Tonight he was joined by Poison Pen, Mazzi, Swave Sevah, DJ Snuff, DJ Static and Lowkey.

Essa - Time For Something New EP [First Word Records]

Essa – Time For Something New EP [First Word Records]

First Word are proud to present Time For Something New, the FW debut from Essa. He's no newbie though - under his former name, Yungun, he rose through the UK Hip Hop ranks to reach a worldwide audience winning praise from Nas, Mark Ronson and Cody ChesnuTT. Loyal fans have waited patiently for this, his first commercial release since 2006's Grown Man Business album with long-time collaborator DJ Mr Thing.

DELS - Black Salad EP [Big Dada]

DELS – Black Salad EP [Big Dada]

He's back! Over a year since his last release, Kieren Dickins aka DELS returns with a five track EP to cement his place as one of the most exciting, forward-looking MCs in the UK. Already picked up on and played by Zane Lowe, the EP shows DELS taking his music to a whole new level and preparing the way for what is to follow.

Clement Marfo And The Frontline - Last Night MP3 [Warner Brothers]

Clement Marfo And The Frontline – Last Night MP3 [Warner Brothers]

Named as one of MTV's Brand New for 2012 tips and one of T4's Rising Stars of 2012, Clement Marfo And The Frontline are united by their differences, their shared DIY ethic and their staggering array of musical interests. Spend some time in their company and you may well hear references to everyone from The Fugees and N.E.R.D. to Deftones and Blink 182. They're the sound of the city streets, the sound of aspirational youth rising above societal problems, the sound of a multi-cultural community uniting rather than dividing.