Jair Dynast

Jair Dynast

Tricksta managed to get some words with hot eMultimedia Group signee Jair Dynast who has his debut LP Vialence out right now. This is one smooth cat with something to say. So read on to find out what this now New York resident had to say onhis influences, production techniques and releases so far...

Maze – Here To Stay LP [M.I.Music]

Maze is from Leicester, Belgrave to be precise. He started DJing on pirate radio at 16 and soon hooked up with Oxford based rappers Thunda Tongue and Tung-Fu in 1994 and was at that time mentored by Spida Gill (RIP). 1997 saw Maze hook up with Kerfew for their earliest collaborations and since then he has been instrumental in the WCE (World Champion Entertainment) and MIC (Mother India’s Children) crews.

Rarekind Opens New Brighton Store

Rarekind Opens New Brighton Store

RareKind, the UK’s leading and best loved Hip Hop organisation has opened their much anticipated new store in the heart of Brighton. A stone’s throw from the previous shop location, the new store on Trafalgar Street is a massive expansion for RareKind following the success of the last four years.

Defari

Defari

When interviewing Defari, I was amazed that such a famous rapper could be so casual. His PR, Michelle, warned he wasn't interested in talking about anything personal, about any rumours, or such like (standard prep talk for interviewers I think!). We spoke about his new album, 'Street Music', out in stores now, on ABB Records, and about his experience working with Dr Dre.

Braintax – D-90 Rules [Audio]

Braintax is making his way back to centre stage. In order to get things rolling along and to get his name back up ther he is giving away free the mp3 for the promotional D-90 Rules a track which looks back and reminisces on old times when G Vilas and Silver Shadows along with Nike Cagoules were sported and people used to go breaking down the back of the shopping centre.

Sway

Sway

Derek Andrew Safo has certainly come a long way and it’s been one hell of a journey. From selling his mix-tapes on the streets of Hornsey to releasing his debut album ‘This is my Demo’ on his own label Dcypha Productions, to beating 50 Cent at last years Mobos. Little Derek is doing more than ok-he’s doing pretty damn good.

Unique Music Festival

Unique Music Festival

Festival Stage One – a unique music and dance festival – will give over 1000 young people, aged 13-21, the chance to take part in auditions and workshops supported by professionals from the music industry – who will be seeking to discover the best young talent in the UK.

Carvelli

Carvelli Releases E.P

Carvelli has come a long way since ambling at his pa's heels under the poker table at The Club, yet he credits his backroom exposure with sculpting the artist he would become. "What an environment," he says. "There's no way a kid should be in there, the smoke, the cards, the money. But there I was. It was four, five nights a week... I guess it's because of that that I always had the feeling it was cool to be where people said you shouldn't go."