Following the critical acclaim of ‘Triple P’ (the debut album from Waajeed’s Platinum Pied Pipers group) this album was initially suggested by Fat City to Bling 47 as a collection of productions from the label and its roster of artists with Waajeed leading the line.
After the phenomenal success of Funk Mundial #2 – ‘Tamborzuda’ by Sinden + Herve (which has grown as one of the biggest party tunes of this year so far) Man Recordings is proud to present number #3 in the acclaimed series. This time it’s the turn of Italian badboy duo Crookers to step up to the plate and give their hyped up version of the baile funk sound.
Brighton Hip Hop Festival (BHHF) is the UK's largest celebration of Hip Hop Culture. Now in its fourth year, the annual 2 week festival is attended by hundreds of artists and thousands of people from all over the world. The festival has gone from strength to strength and is recognised as a must attend event for all Hip Hop enthusiasts, as well as anyone with an interest in the many art forms that are comprised within Hip Hop culture.
It has to be said that the press release that accompanies this CD is mad as you like. For a start, the concept of the piece involves a recently-deceased "funk astronaut" Pattie Blingh and her band the Akebulan 5. In fact, the album is the work of one Georgia Anne Muldrew, known associate of Declaime and and other such random underground heads.
If anyone's picked up the new issue of Traffic magazine by the time of reading this you may have gathered that whilst covering the Vauxhall Beatboxing Championships at Stylus, I had a word with the winner, Huddersfield-based Ball-Zee. It's his crew, Don't Talk To Strangers who are ultimately responsible for this project and, if you lot know me at all, you must be aware that once I heard of a West Yorkshire mix CD in the offing I wasn't going to stop until I had a copy for review.
Friday night saw New-York indie spitter Pharoahe Monch roll over to the Fav as part of his UK tour. Monch is best known his breakthrough single, the Godzilla-theme-sampling "Simon Says", which featured on his debut solo album "Internal Affairs", released on Rawkus Records way back in 1999 when the label was still worth a shit.
Violence is 'a major problem for young people nowadays' for 81% of children, reveals a new survey by the NSPCC out today. The children's charity is urging Gordon Brown to use his first 100 days as Prime Minister to help tackle violence against children.
Around 40,000 musicians and an audience of 300,000 are expected to take part in 3,000 music events in October for Oxjam, the biggest music festival ever in the UK. Oxfam is calling for DJ, producers, MCs and music fans from right across the UK to get involved now and organise an event in time for October, helping to raise a total more than £1 million for Oxfam.