BIGUP TO SOME OF MY MATES PUTTING ON A NEW NIGHT IN HUDDERSFIELD, LOOKS LIKE THINGS ARE LOOKING UP FOR HUDDS HIP HOP SCENE!!
Extra Curricular (Acoustic) + Support // 28th January @ The Barking Spider // The biggest Hip-Hop night in Huddersfield
The Barking Spider presents..
“Blow the Flow” ..aka the biggest Hip- Hop night in Huddersfield!
We’re having some amazing acts and a long night filled with great music ahead of us. Although, tickets are sold in advance, there might be some available on the doors.. definitely worth trying ;))
Here’s some info about our amazing artists…
// Extra Curricular//
are a Hip Hop/Soul group from Huddersfield, UK. Fronted by Jack Flash (MC), Ruby Wood (Vocals), and Thabo Mkwananzi (Vocals), the group also feature a live horn section, turntables and samplers, alongside electric guitar, bass, and drums. Formed from an exclusive after-hours jam club, Extra Curricular have been pushing their unique brand of soul-driven hip hop music on the UK live circuit since early 2009. The EC live show is something to be witnessed, they involve the whole crowd from start to finish taking the listener on a journey through hip hop grooves, soulful vocals, and huge anthemic choruses. Their debut single ‘Home’ is set for release on March 7th, 2011. The last twelve months have been phenomenal for the Hip Hop/Soul group Extra Curricular. The year started with the creation of ‘The ECEP’; a collection of five tracks the band distributed at shows and through the music service ‘Bandcamp’. They took to the road playing numerous club shows around the country and, come summer, stepped their sound up to fill the green fields of the UK summer festival circuit. It was during this time that the group could be seen jumping from stage to transport and on the the next festival , sometimes playing shows at opposite ends of the country on the same day! This saw EC’s audience increase spectacularly and led to airplay on local and national shows such as BBC 1EXTRA, BBC6 Music, BBC Leeds, LSRadio (Leeds), and ICRadio (London). Never ones for complacency the group saw this as an opportunity to foster the connections made in greenrooms and car parks and pushed to play esteemed venues and festivals such as Limetree Festival, Greenbelt Festival, Manchester Academy, Doncaster Civic Theatre, and Brixton Mass. This led to support slots with esteemed acts such as Youngblood Brass Band, Jehst, and in January 2011 the group will support ‘Red Dwarf’ legend and BB6 Music DJ Craig Charles at The Elbow Rooms in Leeds. http://www.extracurricularband.com/ http://www.myspace.com/extracurricularband // PRESS QUOTES// “Needle sharp, tight as a drum! The lean funk stylings of Huddersfield 9-piece Extra Curricular… The Rhythm section could just of easily of come out of New Orleans or Mussel Shoals as Huddersfield!” Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) “Live hip hop/soul/funk all mixed together with a horn section! That’s sounding really interesting!” DJ Target (BBC RADIO 1EXTRA & ROLL DEEP) “…their set was a master class in reaching across musical boundaries and drawing in listeners.” TRAFFICMAG.ORG “That was a very wonderful thing – That was Extra Curricular live in session… I’m absolutely dumbstruck, I loved it! The way they use the vocals together is an art.” Alan Raw (BBC Raw Talent) “I’ve just watched Extra Curricular live at the Limetree festival and they knocked the ball out the park, tore the roof off the sucker!” Craig Charles (DJ & BBC6 Music)
// DJ HERITAGE //
DJ Heritage is a Hip Hop DJ from Huddersfield, and is the resident DJ for the popular nights Grass Roots & Fresh Kids, and has spun for artists such as Jack Flash, J-Simple, Micall Parknsun & Jokerstarr. His sets balance a nice blend of classic Hip Hop, as well as breaking brand new records from both major & underground artists. He, alongside DJ Illas are the DJ’s behind ‘The Throwout Mixtape’ series, which are a regular series of mixtapes featuring the freshest Hip Hop from around the world, and are continually growing in popularity with the release of each volume. You can download these mixtapes for free at http://www.thethrowout.bandcamp.com/
// CHIEF WIGZ //
Chief Wigz followed up on the success of his 2009 ‘Sunday Service’ 12” single with the release of his full length, Brutal Artistry produced, self-titled album at the end of April. Receiving excellent reviews from numerous online blogs and magazines, Chief Wigz created quite a buzz within the UK Hip Hop scene and was interviewed by several significant online spots as a result. Tracks from his album and guest features appeared on releases including J-Simples debut album ‘Late Night Theatre’, Dj Illas & Dj Heritages ‘The Throwout Volume 3’ Mixtape, Northern Hostility’s ‘The Bad Language’ Mixtape, Chattabox & Samuel Otis’ ‘Stupid O’clock’ Mixtape, Junes ‘Suspect Packages’ radio show and an exclusive free download track through Auidoleak.co.uk. On the live front, Chief Wigz has supported Mystro, Running Punch and Necro over the course of the year as well smashing the headlining set at his own album launch party in Leeds! Now back in the lab, Wigz has been working hard on a number of projects, the first of which he’ll be giving away for free early 2011… and our awesome host…
// MEGAMOUTH //
Born and raised in Huddersfield, Megamouth is primarily a human beatboxer and hip-hop producer. Megamouth has been doing music for a while now and is attached to independent record label, ‘Don’t Talk To Strangers’. Having played gigs all over and being one half of the Megamouth and Ball Zee live beatbox showcase, Mega has had the pleasure of supporting the likes of Task Force, DJ Format, Jack Flash, Broke N English, Verb T, Skrein, The Last Skeptic, Diversion Tactics, Shedmen, Steppa, Stig and Syntax, Shameless and Necro (No Pretense hype) to name but a few. Mega continues to rock the live scene and create the bangers in the studio as well as recording for a number of his Don’t Talk To Strangers labelmates including both producing and recording the exclusive free download single for Audioleak.co.uk with Chief Wigz. In terms of future production, Mega has various projects on the go, all of which will be coming to light in the near future!
Tickets available for sale on Monday 10th January, sold only 6quid in Advance.. available from ‘The barking Spider’, Huddersfield or from Ola on 07590654590 It’s going to be a great night xxxx