A decade after Faith SFX edged Beardyman to become the inaugural UK Beatbox Champion, the UK Beatbox Championships celebrates its 10 year anniversary in style, hosting its biggest event to date.
Although I wasn't there to witness the inevitable majesty of Wednesday's show, Tuesday's show was fantastic nevertheless. The reunion and 10 year anniversary of the Asylum Speakers album, featuring artists and full band made this a landmark of UK Hip Hop history. With both shows sold out, Dark Circle opened up, having travelled from Germany and Iceland, and set the tone for an incredible evening of music.
The Foreign Beggars have a new LP 'The Uprising' out right now and are promoting it with live shows. As you will be well aware the Beggars put on a special show, so it is reccomened you get yourself out to join the party. They have gigs across the country in the month of October, so they should be hitting a town near you.
Dubbledge is certainly no freshmen in the British music scene. He’s done the festivals – Glastonbury included; tore up stages from London to Glasgow, performed all across Europe throughout Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Holland and Germany and recorded with some of the biggest talents the UK has to offer including Chase & Status, Alesha Dixon, Foreign Beggars, Jehst, Braintax, DJ Vadim, Kyza and The Scratch Perverts!
It may sound dramatic, but 2003 was a historical year: the invasion of Iraq took place and the Foreign Beggars released their debut album ‘Asylum Speakers’. Since then they have been like herpes, coming back when you least expect it. So after catching up with them via World Wide Web, we spoke about why Jeremy Kyle is needed to mediate the abundance of unused tooth brushes, fanatical fans and the consequences of eating spicy food.
Sonnyjim's Australia only project The Psychonaut is set for a July release. It features Prince Po, Foreign Beggars, Prime, Mata and Must, Cappo and also some serious heavyweight producers in the form off Illmind, Mphazes, Jehst, Kelakovski, Urban Monk, Pete Cannon etc., check the snippet reel for the LP below.
Mic Megalo is the new official video of the Italian-Belgian crew Fuoco Negli Occhi based in Bologna. The track boasts the collaboration of Orifice Vulgatron from Foreign Beggars, one of the most important rap-dubstep groups from London, as cheered by critics and public.
UK rap legend Dr Syntax is back with Benny Huge, his long-awaited second solo album on Dented Records. From the massive fanfare opener Standard Procedure through to the epic prog rock-sampling finale The Bird Has Flown, its clear that Syntax has delivered a phenomenal sophomore release easily worthy of its predecessor, 2007's critically acclaimed Self Taught (named one of Hip Hop Connection's top 50 UK albums of all time).