On Saturday 30th January Holdin' Court will return to The White Hart, Basingstoke. Mikey Terra, DJ Dixie, Louie G and DJ Juice and Mavrik will all be performing along with guest DJ Brother Beatbox and HC's resident DJ’s. A new addition to our night will be the introduction of an Open-Mic competition and an open-bboy circle. The night is to be hosted by Deeflux of FAN records.
Widely known for his releases on Ejectorseat Records alongside Fauna and projects on the label formed by him, Juice and Caramac named Pepa records. His Genuine Article EP gave us tracks containing a very personal perspective of his life so far and the quality of his skills as a conscious rapper were backed up with a successful reign on Ras Kwame’s 1xtra Homegrown show that saw him earn his rightful place in the ‘Homegrown Hall of Fame’ for his track Scattered Thoughts (produced by Awekid and featuring cuts by DJ Muzzell.) This will be Mikey Terra’s second appearance at Holdin’ Court, missed him first time round? Come check him this time!
More on Mikey-T here: http://www.myspace.com/mikeyterrahiphop
A member of the crew 'Steel Devils' consisting of DJ's Jazz T, DJ Random, DJ Chud. He was in the DMC UK finals 2001 & 2002 , UK Vestax finals 2001 & 2002. He also represented with the Steel Devils crew in Amsterdam in 2000 at the European ITF finals and is ‘Always making bangers’.
More of DJ Dixie here: http://www.myspace.com/mrdixie
A Reading town resident, Louie G may be most recognized for his verses on the Verb-T and Juice collaboration ‘I’m Not That Guy’ but he also creates plenty of his own material including rather a unique sounding beat production. His distinctive rap style makes him easily recognizable and for us he’s stands out a mile above many others.
Juice is a beat producer who has, in the past, worked with well established UK acts including Mikey T, Verb-T and Kyza Smirnoff. His jazzy samples which also regularly feature ‘trademark’ drums and horns and professional construction have earned him a notable reputation… if you haven’t already, you need to go check the release 'I’m Not That Guy' LP by Verb T and Juice. School up!!
Basingstoke’s own Mavrik is one third of Realms of Rhyme (alongside C.Monts and Dash). This will be his second appearance at Holdin’ Court showcasing his solo material. In the past, he collaborated with a lot of local artists to compile his own mixtape 'The Odyssey', he’s featured on 'The Sickness Mixtape' with C. Monts and also on Twisted Link's 'Chronic Contemplation' EP as well as the 'Rugged Tapes' series put together by Shanakee of DSM and went on to feature on Shanakee's debut LP 'As A Man Thinks'.
Another local lad, Brother Beatbox has worked with a number of local and international artists, bringing his own, heavy style with a reasonably traditional Hip-Hop feel to it. Don’t just take our word for it that this stuff is fire!
Go take a listen: http://www.myspace.com/brotherbeatboxbeats
DJ Shep has a monthly funk, soul and disco show on SS Radio: http://funk.ssradiouk.com
DJ IVAN6 has provided cuts and scratches and worked alongside some of UK Hip-hops fresh emerging artists, as well as some international heads too. Check his free mixtapes!: http://www.myspace.com/djivan6
Hooshang could rock a party from Sun up to Sun down if you let him…nothing but bangers and his beats aren’t bad either!: http://www.myspace.com/portlandbill14
Our open mic competition consists of around 10 emcees each being given a minute to rap over a beat supplied by one of Holdin' Courts' Resident DJ’s or a beatbox beat supplied by resident Beatboxer Vocal Madness. The crowd determines who the finalists are and following this, then the winner. Want to take part? Email HC direct: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open BBoy Circle
Doctor Zoots will be stepping to the turntables to rock the open BBoy Circle, breakers and popper & lockers welcome, whether your a beginner or master of the art. Every one is welcome. Come show us what you do!
Everyone gets a slice on entry. It is our Birthday after all!
The night runs from 8pm-1.30am in the function room above the White Hart, London Road, Basingstoke, RG21 4AD.
The White Hart. Easy! It’s right opposite the boys in blue and about 8 mins walk through the town centre’s ‘Festival Place Shopping Centre’ from Basingstoke Station. By car, you need to get to the M3 motorway and follow signs for Basingstoke (junction 6) then Ring Road, then Town Centre, once you see ‘Festival Place Car Park’ bare left, keeping in the left hand lane and take a left after the second set of traffic lights. The venue is on the right. Got that?
On the door, on the night, prices are as follows:
Students with I.D £1.
B-Girls Free before 11pm.
Every one else just £3.
More about Holdin' Courts' past, present and future:
- Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&ref=search&gid=70821973643