Kick Snare And An Idea Part 2 is out on 10th June on Tru Thoughts. The second of two singles by Ty under the Kick Snare And An Idea EP banner, this package brings two more new songs. It closely follows Part 1, which made a widespread impact in April, including Official BBC 6Music Playlisting and MTV Base Playlisting for lead cut Like You Never, in-depth interviews with DJ 279 (Choice FM) and Huey Morgan (BBC 6Music), and repeat airplay from MistaJam (BBC 1Xtra) and Charlie Sloth (1Xtra), among heavy media support.
If you took away the N5 postcode Highbury Park in Islington could rival any greenery in the tropics! Perhaps a slight overstatement, but it was that 'week' in April where everything was romanticised, even the weather. But, meeting LyricL a spoken word and rap artist was a genuine pleasure. She is an interviewer's dream who majestically navigates the boundaries of confidence, modesty and answering questions.
Kicking off 2010's UK events, the UK DJ Final and Battle For UK Supremacy took place at the 02 Academy, Islington on Thursday 15th July with the winners going head to head, battling for a place at the World DJ Championships on October 17th and 18th at KOKO.
The British Music Experience (BME) at The 02 provided the perfect sense of intimacy for the select audience who attended the showcase and Q&A with internationally renowned British hip hop artist Ty. The night not only celebrated the release of the rapper’s forthcoming single ‘Heart is Breaking’ featuring Sway from his hotly acclaimed album, ‘Special Kind of Fool’, but for the entire month of June the BME will be exhibiting the exquisite Ty sculpture by Ben Wachenje as featured on the album cover.
For 26 incredible boundary pushing, trend setting, scratched, cut and mixed years, the worlds largest DJ organization, DMC, has been the authority on the DJ battle. The DMCs annual World DJ Championship competition brings together the worlds brightest DJ talents, vetted by a series of gruelling global heats. By doing so, DMC continues to host one of the most entertaining and jaw dropping shows you will ever witness.
Ty has a new label (BBE) and a new LP Special Kind Of Fool which is Ty's fourth LP. His launch party is happening on Bank Holiday Monday at the Jazz Cafe in Camden, London. Its a special event with a full live band - Robin Mullarkey, Simon Collam, Richard Spaven, Vula Malinga and Sharlene Hector.
With over a dozen exclusives, Volume 4 of Certified Banger’s ‘On The Radar’ downloads proves that the series is going from strength to strength. Volume 4 features 20 tracks of strictly British Hip Hop from rappers and producers from around the Kingdom.
Over Baby J's new signature stripped back live instrumentation sound (which is getting better) Alex Blood does a sing song rap making light of a bad situation that most of us can probably relate to in some way. It's a funky but simple track that requires no effort on the listeners part.
Ty is a name to conjure with. Nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2004. He's a tireless ambassador for UK Hip Hop. As well as being one of its harshest critics. But he's never forgotten his early days in London's spoken word workshops. And tonight - for one night only - he returns to his roots with a poetry gig. Just the man, his voice, and perhaps a few backing beats.