Currently killing stages all over, Children of Zeus (Konny Kon & Tyler Daley) are a neo-soul group hailing from Manchester. Here is a small sample of their work, but you REALLY need to go see them live…
Rock you internally
“You just got to check it…” – Jazzie B (of SoulIISoul)
“This is my jam. You need this shit in your life…” – Lenzman
Push Push On
“The light skin, Street, UK Maxwell… I like it” – Dres (of BlackSheep)
Konny Kon – All vinyl Soul Food Selection
With audiences and listeners loving the tracks and live shows (picture the whole audience singing along), and now legitimate soul LEGENDS, and renowned musicians coming out saying this is some of their favorite contemporary music – Big things are just around the corner we are sure…
Check them out further on their Soundcloud and via Facebook.
Posted in event, music, nightlife, poetry, Uncategorized, video
Tagged broken'english, childrenofzeus, hiphop, konnykon, manchester, manchestermusic, neosoul, tylerdaly, ukhh
Our long time friend and associate Jack Flash (former EOW world champ, etc etc) was recently asked by TED to host a talk. You will probably be aware of the wide ranging, educational and entertaining talks hosted around the world by TED (find out more here).
Here Flash chose to base his talk on his lyrics and how the audience and himself relate, using the format of reading and then dissecting each lyric in turn. An intriguing idea that I have seen few similar examples of, but really like the format.
The main basis is seemingly how he has matured as an artist, how he learnt to overcome his fears and really begin to create much more personal lyrics without the facile, cliche content much of the genre is defined by…. and as he mentions within, this is not a slight on others’ content – but more a recognition of his true voice coming through finally, after years of honing his skills. It’s great to see and much respect to him…
Take some time and elevate your mind a little….
Posted in event, moving image, music, poetry, Uncategorized, video
Tagged dirtcheap, dirtcheapmag, EOW, hiphop, jackflash, ted, tedtalks, ukhh
Some fire from Burgundy Blood featuring some real homegrown graffiti talent too. This video features the killer styles of Tizer.
Vinyl LP available at Heavy Crates.
Burgundy Blood – Triumph
(King P Pete Remix)
Burgundy Blood has been smashing it recently and its great to see some amazing collaborations with artists and musicians, big up the Heavy Crates team all day.
Some more of the promos here…
Burgundy Blood – Splash Gordons (UK version ft Lunar c)
BURGUNDY BLOOD – OUT THE BOX (MONGRELS REMIX FT KID ACNE)
Don’t sleep, See the full playlist here.
Posted in graffiti, music, video
Tagged 42 crew, aroe msk, burgundy blood, graffiti, Heavy Crates, hiphop, kid acne, lunar c, suede crates, ukhh
This 18 year old NYC rapper/producer/director has already been making waves from age 13 making beats, to opening for Wu Tang Clan on their 20th anniversary tour last year. I first became aware of him with his debut EP Nehruvia, having heard a few of the tracks separately, a mix of top quality beats from Hip-Hop heavyweights such as DOOM, J Dilla & Madlib garnished with his beyond his years lyrics.
Now as many have heard his most exciting project is forthcoming, a collaborative EP with the legendary MF DOOM, his first retail release it will be available on Lex Records from Sept 23rd and is sure to be straight dope.
The dope album art was done by Ghostshrimp, who designed the world for super crazy cartoon, Adventure Time.
Here is the first track to be released from the project:
NehruvianDOOM – OM
The guys over at BitTorrent have put together an interview about the project and a Torrent bundle with his first EP and loads of behind the scenes stuff, you can then enter your email to download a further 4 mixtapes, music videos and album artwork!
Read the interview here, download the Torrent here. (You will need a Torrent client such as µTorrent)
Posted in design, illustration, music, video
Tagged bishop nehru, bittorrent, doom, hiphop, mf doom, mfdoom, mixtape, nehruviandoom, om, rap, torrent
Free mixtape steez for you guys here, from KiD MiDaS, New Skool rules featuring the likes of Danny Brown, Action Bronson and J Cole and holding it down with a few classics like M.O.P.
Download it here.
02. Jr. Mafia – Get Money
03. Insert Coins To Play – MHVH (Interlude)
04. Trinidad Jame$ – All Gold Everything (ICTP Blend)
05. Trinidad Jame$ – All Gold Everything
06. J. Cole Feat. Miguel – Power Trip
07. Childish Gambino Feat. Chance The Rapper – The Worst Guys
08. Y.G. Feat. Drake – Who Do You Love?
09. LL Cool J Feat. Total – Loungin (Remix)
10. Ludacris Feat. Bobby V – Pimpin All Over The World
11. DMX – We Right Here
12. 2Pac – Me Against The World (ICTP Blend)
13. Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big KRIT – Train
14. Kendrick Lamar – Sherane (Master Splinter’s Daughter)
15. Nas Feat. Puff Daddy – Hate Me Now
16. The Notorious B.I.G. – Gimme The Loot
17. M.O.P. – Cold As Ice
18. Tyler The Creator – Yonkers
19. Busta Rhymes – Break Ya Neck
20. Missy Elliot – Pass That Dutch
21. Diplo & GTA – Boy Oh Boy (TWRK Remix)
22. A$AP Rocky/2 Chainz – Fuckin Problem
23. O.D.B – Shimmy Shimmy Y’all (ICTP Blend)
24. Drake/2 Chainz – Fuckin Problem
25. Nelly – Flap Your Wings
26. Jason Derulo – Wiggle
27. Mystikal Feat. Neptunes – Shake Ya Ass
28. Eminem – Ass Like That (ICTP Blend Part 1)
29. Eminem – Ass Like That
30. Eminem – Ass Like That (ICTP Blend Part 2)
31. Aaliyah – Try Again
32. Missy Elliot – Work It (ICTP Blend)
33. Missy Elliot – Work It
34. Ray J Feat. B2K – Shake That
35. Insert Coins To Play – Drummer Boy (Interlude)
36. Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
37. Insert Coins To Play – Turn Down For Nasty (Lil Jon/B.I.G. Blend)
38. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Thrift Shop
39. Jennifer Lopez – Get Right
40. Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty
41. 50 Cent – Disco Inferno
42. Eminem Feat. Nate Dogg – Shake That (ICTP Blend Part 1)
43. Eminem Feat. Nate Dogg – Shake That (ICTP Blend Part 2)
44. 213 & Tha Dogg Pound – Ain’t No Fun
45. Wu Tang Clan – Uzi (Pinky Ring)
46. Drake – Wu Tang Forever
47. Janet Jackson – Would You Mind?
48. SZA Feat. Chance The Rapper – Childs Play (Street Fighter)
Some real nice music for you this morning from Boston native Evan Black, his second release after “The Arrival” which featured the likes of Emilio Rojas, Skyzoo and Reks, boasting a definite Boston feel to this, ‘For The Birds’ is a personal and heartfelt journey through relationships, drinking, daily life and Hip-Hop. His vocals the only featured on the release, flow in harmony with the excellent production by Portland-born recording artist and beatsmith Customary. The release features 12 original new tracks produced by Customary including the singles “Go Round,” “Stay Young” and “Cheap Date.”
Chris B. Murray provides the totally awesome original album artwork.
Okay so we can’t embed the songs, but you can listen/download etc here.
Purchase via iTunes here.
Posted in art, design, illustration, music
Tagged boston hiphop, chris b murray, customary producer, emilio rojas, evan black, for the birds, hip hop, hiphop, reks, skyzoo
Straight out of North Carolina, Napoleon LV may be relatively new to the scene (starting in 2009), but he is already making an impact – having worked with “Little Brother”, Curren$y, Hot Spitta/ Wiz Khalifa and having worked on videos for 2chainz, Asap Rocky, CamRon & Red Cafe.
‘Take it Away’ is his latest release from the EP “Superb”, produced by Russian Natives ∆PƩXProduction.
If I had to say, I would say it is reminiscent of someone like Fashawn to me but with a much more cinematic feel, to the music especially, this is some chilled-out, slightly dark, anthem kind of vibe. Check out some of his other work too, an interesting sound which seems quite removed from lots of other current Hip-Hop. It’s set to be an interesting release! You can find out more about Napoleon IV via his Twitter here.
If you are in London this Friday, be sure to check out this night, it will be off the hook! Great lineup… oh yeah and it’s FREE!
3 Feet Hi returns to LONDON for 003 ! ! Last months double billed grime and bass work out is followed by an Old School JUNGLE and Footwork throw down.
We have a v v v special guest in the shape of VALVE SOUND SYSTEMS K-AZE aka LEMON D ! ! !
It’s time to break out the Mosch, pop the Dom P and raise up those gun fingers as we break out some classic bubs on what will be a very sweaty night in Dalston.
Also Joining him on the night are out residents:
EVM 128 [Somethink Sounds / 3’Hi]
Charlee Brown [3’Hi]
Jonny Dett [Dusty Fingers]
Playing a mix of Grime | Chi House | Garage | Boogie and all things in between.
ENTRY IS F R E E but please R S V P to – London@3feethi.com A S A P ! !
Also click attend on our facebook event page !
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM – @3FEETHi
& ON TWITTER – @3FEETHii
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Tagged 3'Hi, boogie, charlee brown, Chi House, evm 128, garage, grime, hip hop, hiphop, jonny dett, lemon d, london, london nightlife, valve
Now a banger from the forthcoming Dilated Peoples album. The legendary group have been away for a while, members such as Evidence concentrating on their solo work, but now they’re back and if this is anything to go by the album is gonna be straight dope!
FOCUS FOUND – Watch Dilated Peoples talk about the album title and a few of the tracks in part 3 of the interview series here:
Artist: Dilated Peoples
Title: Directors of Photography (Album)
UK Release: 11th August 2014
Find out more by checking out the Dilated Peoples page over on Ryhmesayers here.
Damn! bringing you a real gem of a mix here, fresh from Bestival
, here is Mighty Atom’s excellent Funk, Soul and Motown mix. You lucky people!
Mighty Atom, 4 x DMC Champion from UK turntablist super crew The Disablists, has dropped an exclusive new mix for one of the UK’s largest festivals, Bestival.
The mix expertly cuts up legendary Funk and Motown hits from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Barry White and Martha Reeve. Employing his incredible turntablist technique, Mighty Atom breathes new life into these old hits.
1. Gwen Mcrae – Rocking Chair (Mighty Atom’s Blahzay Blahzay Scratch Intro Edit)
2. Barry White – Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More/ The Cecil Holmes Soulful Sounds – Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More/ Lloyd Charmers – Im Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More/ Kellee Patterson – Im Gonna Love You Just Little Bit More
3. Blackstreet – No Diggity (Acapella)/Hackney Colliery Band – No Diggity
4. Stevie Wonder – Superstition/ Stevie Wonder – Superstition (Acapella)/Oneness of Juju – African Rhythms
5. James Brown – Cold Sweat/ Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome/Marva Whitney – Unwind Yourself/ Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run (Acapella)
6. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas – Nowhere To Run
7. Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up/ The Bamboos – Tighten Up (Mighty Atom’s Scratch Edit)
8. Rare Pleasure – Let Me Down Easy
9. Lyn Collins – Think/ Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston – It Takes Two (Acapella)/ Ritchie Havens – Going Back to My Roots/ Jonny L – Back to Your Roots (Acapella)/ Odyssey – Going Back to My Roots