Before he heads off on his US college tour, "LOUD Music", later this month, UK rhapsodist, Ikes, brings to you 'Port Trill'. The Londoner keeps it real on the vintage, boom bap influenced track, "Trillmatic", by A$AP Mob.
Fresh from the late eighties Parrish Smith and Eric Sermon arrive in London for a for a retrospective night which is set to take all in attendance back to the time when the Golden Age was just embryonic.
Funky DL is a long time stalwart of the UK Hip Hop scene. He has just reached out to his fans to let them know about his innovative Kickstarter campaign for his new album which is set to be entitled "Cut From The Illest Cloth". Knowing how Funky DL gets down this will of course be jazzy and fresh, fused with his own style of production and vocal delivery.
In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim's technical abilities.
Reeps One is a force that has drawn worldwide attention outside the conventional world of a beatboxer, with an army of online followers and over 20 Million views on YouTube. Reeps One aka Harry Yeff is a multi faceted artist, two times winner UK Beatboxing champion, with a pioneering vocal style inspired by Dubstep, Garage, Grime and Deep House he defines a musical genre of his very own, known as Face Music.
Having sold out their run of October live dates in a matter of days, the duo (Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip) have scheduled an extensive UK tour for the new year, including a headline date at London's Koko on 4th February.
Some big names coming to the UK in the coming weeks, so it could be an expensive tme if you want to see all your heroes. An expensive time to just go to this gig in fact. Still, there is thrree top-notch performers on the bill and this is set to be a classic night not to be missed. Make sure you get down to the Hammersmith Apollo on Saturday 2nd November.
Black Milk is a producer and rapper born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. As one of the most-celebrated auteurs of his generation of hip hop artists, he has conditioned fans and critics to always expect the unexpected each time he releases new music. Few producers have earned the notoriety and respect he has as a musician, and when that is coupled with commanding talent as an emcee, it's no surprise that his solo releases are met with exalted anticipation.
Just when you think the art of turntablism can't get more innovative, exciting and challenging, the DMC DJ Championships spring back in to their annual season of action and surprised the world. Packing out a one day, all-day-long event at the massive, London venue Indig02, DMC has yet again proven to revitalize, boost and replenish this rich DJ culture. Including a myriad of excellent showcases and workshops including B-Boying, beatboxing and ofcourse Djing, this year's competition was truly something special, and further solidified DMC's importance in the technological advances in the art of DJing and music creation.
Last it was announced that The Game would be returning to the UK in October, however these dates have now been moved to November. All original tickets remain valid, however the order of the dates have changed. You can find all the information, including words on The Game's upcoming releases, below.
Having sold out Village Underground well in advance, Ghostpoet returns to the stage at the grandiose Hackney Empire. A unique setting to witness the unstoppable force that is Ghostpoet - Live. This one will sell out fast so don’t miss out on tickets!
Welsh comedy rap group, (boy I bet they sometimes wish they never backed themselves into that corner) Goldie Lookin Chain are about to release new album Kings Of Caerleon. The Newport collective are celebrating a decade of success since first gaining the public's attention with their first releases back in the early 2000s. The new album is to be released on 2nd September (today) which features vintage Goldie Lookin Chain material including sharp lyrical observation with the same comedic value.
David Rodigan brings his flagship event RAM JAM to The Forum in London this May and he's curated a monster line-up to celebrate. A conceptual club night, David hand picks the freshest talent from the contemporary music scene, mixed with heritage acts, held together with a common theme of dub, roots and culture.