The Foreign Beggars have to be one of the most universally respected crews out there at the moment. Their Asylum Speakers LP was received to virtually universal acclaim. Shlomo is making big waves and Orifice Vulgatron simply blows people away with his rapid fire verbal bullets.
The Live8 concert in Hyde Park in July saw Ms Dynamite return to the stage after a two-year absence. She had vanished from the public eye at the height of her new-found fame. Her priorities had suddenly changed leading her to place her music career on hold. She gave birth to her son, Shavaar, in July 2003.
After spending the craziest year promoting “The 18th Day”, Estelle has been busy recording her sophomore album in London, New York and LA. The new material, scheduled to be released on V2/J-did early in the new year, has been co-produced by Estelle, who has been developing her talents in the studio, as well as perfecting her lyrical skills.
You may well have heard of the Beta Band, but maybe you are wondering how they have cropped up on here. Well I do have a varied musical taste, but really it is because for the start of his solo career as King Biscuit Time, Steve Mason has produced quite an interesting little 7" release. Some of the Beta Band's biggest tracks were produced by Colin Emmanuel, better known in Hip Hop circles as C-Swing.
What more is there to say about Kela? Plenty actually: Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes/NERD) and Justin Timberlake think he’s the best in the world; his Rave Of The Future 10” is out now damaging record shop shelves along with the most original mix CD you’ve heard in yonks (The Day That Shook The World); his Spit Kingdom empire is now global with club dates all over Europe and constant bookings in just about every country there is and this tour is to promote his incredible new album Elocution - out on Sony/BMG from October 10th.