After collaborating under the umbrella name “Clockwork Indigo” for their Clockwork Indigo EP about six months back, Brooklyn based psychedelic Hip Hop groups Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers are hitting up Camden’s KoKo this Friday for the London leg of their ‘Electric Koolade Experience’ tour. Support is meant to come from 18 year old Lewisham don Novelist, but we’re still unsure about whether he’s gonna be over his toothache enough to be able to perform the show (see below):
We’re also hoping that the very-much-in-demand-at-the-moment Skepta will turn up at the show after this week the zombies released track “Red Eye To Paris”, on which Skeppy has a guest verse.
Here’s the Clockwork Indigo EP and “Red Eye To Paris” below to get you gassed up for the show:
Tickets for the show are unfortunately SOLD OUT (and have been from a while), but keep your eyes here to out what goes down!
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This Monday, 90s New York Hip Hop don Pharoahe Monch, alongside legendary Hip Hop DJ Spin Doctor and Subculture Sage, will perform at London’s famous Camden venue The Jazz Café. Pharoahe is extremely well connected (having worked with everyone from Mos Def to Taleb Kweli to Nate Dogg) has been doing the circuit the past few years with gigs and festivals, and we look forward to a show from an experienced Hip Hop legend that will be hosting strong oldschool vibes.
Tickets are still available for the show, which kicks off on Monday at 7pm HERE. We’ve put some of our favourite Pharoahe Monch tunes below to get you gassed up for the event!
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‘Man I was only 16, nigga with a dream /
Listening to people tell me what I couldn’t be /
Man you so wrong coz your boy grown now /
I don’t give a damn man, I’m going all out’ – Jay Prince, Polaroids
Sure, it’s an extremely tall order, but there are already people out there saying that London’s Jay Prince ‘is what you would get if Kendrick Lamar delved into the Soulection scene’ (Saint Heron). An affiliate of the self-dubbed ‘sound of tomorrow’ providing L.A based record label Soulection, Jay has been steadily on the come up since his Lounge In Paris mixtape which dropped in 2012. His soulful brand of UK rap manages to channel the spirit of golden-age 90s Hip Hop (with nods to the past such as the sampling of R&B princess Aaliyah on his hit-track Polaroids), and melds elements of electronic, funk, jazz, soul and classic hip hop instrumentals with poetic soul-searching and story-sharing lyrics that somehow bridge a gap in being appropriate to either bang in the dance, or chill in your room to on your day off. Having released his masterly project BeFor Our Time almost exactly two months ago, and a new track Good Right Now two days ago, Jay’s next step is his first headline show at Shoreditch’s Red Gallery, bringing along fellow Soulection producer PYRMDPLAZA and London MC Isaac Danquah as support. The show kicks off this Thursday at 7pm, and there are still some last few tickets left for the very agreeable price of £9. Make sure to catch this intimate show before he blows and pick up tickets HERE asap!
Listen below for some of our favourite Jay Prince, PYRMDPLAZA and Isaac Danquah tracks to get you gassed for the show!
Found, the festival organisers who brought us last years successful Ceremony in Finsbury Park, have just announced the bangin’ lineup for their new project Born & Bred. In their own words, Born & Bred will champion ‘TRUE LONDON SOUNDS FORGED IN THE BIG SMOKE’ and will ‘CELEBRATE SOME OF MOST EXCITING GENRES THAT HAVE DEFINED UNDERGROUND MUSIC IN THE CITY OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS’ (sorry about the caps I ripped those quotes directly off the site and they’re very excited). The new festival will be running for its first ever year in East London’s Haggerston Park across four different arenas, hosted respectively by Born & Bred, Swamp81, Just Jam and Wavey Garms. Check the lineup below:
Born & Bred festival will be at Haggerston Park from 11am-9pm on Saturday 6th of June. You may not believe it in this day and age, but early bird tickets are only twenty quid! (Plus booking fee)
Get your tickets via the link below ASAP and we’ll see you there!
Somewhat surprisingly, considering it’s home to so many students alongside the fact that it is known as ‘North London by the sea’, Brighton doesn’t host that many Grime events. When they do however, (thinking of nights like the Barely Legal x M.I.K set at the late club LIFE <R.I.P> or more recently MCs Novelist and Riko Dan at The Loft) the Brighton crowd tends to turn these events into a roadblock. The next such event on our radar is Smack The Alarm at Middle Street’s basement club Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar from 11pm onwards. Smack The Alarm brings together some of Bristol’s most sought after DJs and producers, including Formula Records‘ Funky House and Bassline don Notion, Sector 7 originators Boofy and Lemzly Dale (b2b) and the Krud Fam DJs. Especially considering that entry is £3 only, we suggest you get your arses down to Brighton on Friday like we are and come show some love!
Listen to some of the tracks below to get you gassed for it: