REVIEW: DAN HANCOX ‘STAND UP TALL’ DIZZEE RASCAL AND THE BIRTH OF GRIME

THIS E BOOK AND ITS AUTHOR @DANHANCOX CAME TO MY ATTENTION VIA FACT MAGAZINES TWITTER, IM SO GLAD I FOLLOWED ITS THREAD, WHAT I DISCOVERED WAS A BOOK THAT PUTS GRIME MUSICS BEGINNINGS AND DIZZEE’S RISE TO FAME, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE.

THE BOOK STARTS IN THE LEGENDARY DEJAVU ROOF TOP STUDIO, WITH THE FIGHT FROM A NOW BARELY WATCHABLE VIDEO OF A FIGHT BETWEEN 2 OF THE SCENES LEADING LIGHTS, CRAZY TITCH AND DIZZEE RASCAL.

THIS BOOK IS INVALUABLE FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO LOVES THE GENRE BUT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE LIFE THE GUYS LEAD, IN WHAT WAS THEN A ROUGH NO GO ENDS, BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT DID A MODERN DAY SLUM CLEARANCE TO HOLD THE OLYMPICS, THE BOOK COVERS NOT ONLY THE MUSIC, BUT ALSO THE INFLUENCE OF GROWING UP IN BOW AND THE  DARK SHADOWS OF EAST LONDON’S GLEAMING SKYSCRAPERS WHERE THERE WAS UNIMAGINABLE MONEY, SUCCESS AND INFLUENCE ‘CANARY WHARF’

IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR I ADVISE YOU BUY THISONE

AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT SO IT C AN BE READ ON YOUR IPHONE, ANDROID ETC VIA THE KINDLE APP [FREE]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stand-Up-Tall-Dizzee-ebook/dp/B00E96DOT0/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1375314613&sr=8-10&keywords=stand+up+tall

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RELEASE: PREDITAH ‘EL FUTURO’ EP OUT NOW

PREDITAH IS BACK WITH A NEW EP ‘EL FUTURO’

FULL OF BIG BASS, WOBBLES AND BEATS

FOUR TRACKS INCLUDING HIS REFIX/REMIX/BOOTLEG [DONT KNOW WHAT THE TERM] IS OF JME AND DEECOS ‘IF YOU DONT KNOW’

AVAILABLE TO BUY NOW ON

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Probably the biggest female producer in grime, Flava D is gearing up to release her latest project ‘Strawberry EP’ at the end of the month, October 29th, on Pitch Controllers Records. Part of A List and Eskibeat, the 140bpm queen has already worked with top names in the scene, including WileyFrisco (BBK), Maxsta, MIKMerky Ace (Family Tree) and Dimples (GFam), and recently featured on Woofer Music producer Faze Miyake‘s ‘Versus EP’.
In a predominantly male-dominated world, Flava D has carved her own lane in grime with her trademark sound, gaining recognition from MCs, fellow producers and publications at the same time, and she’s ready to drop another bomb upon us. Featuring the instrumental of Merky Ace‘s haunted track ‘Everytime’, the female producer delivers nothing but dark and gritty (yet melodic) beats for her latest release.
‘Strawberry’ EP is out on October 29th via all major digital stores.
Enjoy!
Official Tracklisting:
1. All From Scratch
2. Lighter
3. Sickman
4. Merky
5. Swarve
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