Grime pioneers Roll Deep who entered the charts at number 1 last month with their single, 'Green Light' have announced the “Winner Stays On Tour” - a 13 date UK outing starting February 11, 2011. Roll Deep put all the cynics to rest with their previous single, 'Good Times'. Not only did they hit the No. 1 spot on the UK charts, but they held the position for 3 consecutive weeks!
British-born Palestinian Hip Hop artist, Shadia Mansour was surrounded by airport security and "intelligence officers" armed with guns. Ms. Mansour was told to return to her luggage after a usual baggage x-ray and multiple searches, when eight agents ran towards her, weapons drawn and pointed, they aggressively kicked away her bags and surrounded her.
Featured Artists, De La Soul and Bobby Womack have confirmed they are set to join Gorillaz onstage for their upcoming tour of the UK and Ireland. Also confirmed to appear at the November dates are Hypnotic Brass, Kano, Bashy, Little Dragon, Roses Gabor, Bootie Brown, Shaun Ryder and Mark E Smith.
With Bestival 2010: The Year of the Fantastic on the horizon, the Bestival crew are a busy bunch adding last minute touches to this year's show, sprinkling their Bestival magic far and wide. So, we thought we'd give you the heads up on some ace new additions to the line-up, plus we have news on our fancy dress competition with a truly amazing prize and some brand new attractions that will make your weekend go with a bang!
Kicking off 2010's UK events, the UK DJ Final and Battle For UK Supremacy took place at the 02 Academy, Islington on Thursday 15th July with the winners going head to head, battling for a place at the World DJ Championships on October 17th and 18th at KOKO.
After an amazing year of touring with The Prodigy, the video for Contact reaching over a million views and smashing it at a load of shows all over the world the Foreign Beggars are proud to announce they have been nominated for Best European Hip Hop Act at the Urban Music Awards. The other nominees are Ken Ring (Sweden], Roots Manuva [UK], La Fouine (France], Tinie Tempah (UK) and Professor Green (UK) so the competition is big.
Method To The Maadness is Kanos fourth studio album and his most accomplished, heavyweight offering yet. In addition to the razor-sharp yet caramel smooth vocals of its star the tour de force also features a sterling supporting cast, including; Hot Chip, Chase & Status, Boys Noize, Wiley, Vybz Kartel, Damon Albarn and Diplo. The tracklisting and artwork are included below.
The world of dance music woke up this morning to the tragic news that the global DJ & Producer Tiësto had died in a car accident! It was 'apparently' reported that the car accident took place on Interstate 80 in California; State Highway Safety Investigators stated that DJ Tiësto lost control and rolled his vehicle several times killing him instantly.
This one looks MINT! Ok people, dont sleep. Heres one of the best nights Ive seen in London for a long time. The only problem with it is that we have to wait so long for it to arrive on our doorsteps. There are very limited early bird tickets available. Click after the jump for more details and the link.
One Inch Badge, OH Productions and Now Wave are proud to present two exclusive reunion shows for the most important hip-hop act of the past two decades. Since their formation in 1992 in Staten Island and Brooklyn, the Wu-Tang Clan have gone on to completely revolutionise and hip-hop game.
The Roxe Foundation is a voluntary community organisation which was established in memory of the inspiring young graffiti artist, Bill Lockwood; AKA, Roxe. Since his death the foundation has worked very hard to support young graffiti artists and to promote the art-form as a positive contribution to the cityscape of Cardiff.
After their show-stealing performance at this year’s Bloc Weekender Sw4 are proud to announce that hip-hop legends Salt 'N' Pepa have confirmed to perform live at this summer’s South West Four festival. Joining the Kiss Main Stage line up on Sunday 29th August this will be their UK Festival debut and their first London performance in over fifteen years!
For 26 incredible boundary pushing, trend setting, scratched, cut and mixed years, the worlds largest DJ organization, DMC, has been the authority on the DJ battle. The DMCs annual World DJ Championship competition brings together the worlds brightest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling global heats. By doing so, DMC continues to host one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness.
Bashy, one of the UK ’s most exciting talents will take centre stage at the Islington O2 Academy2 to headline his first UK gig on Thursday 30th September 2010. With performances at Glastonbury , the Electric Proms and tours with Africa Express and Tinchy Stryder under his belt Bashy has built a dedicated and diverse live following.
Read more: Bashy Headlines His First London Gig