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BLOG: MATERNITY LEAVE

JUST A QUICK POST TO SAY I AM ON MATERNITY LEAVE UNTIL OCTOBER 2015

SO THE BLOG WILL STILL BE OPEN BUT I MAY POST MORE INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES THAN CONSTANT UPDATES ON VIDEOS, TRACKS ETC.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT SO FAR AND HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL GO BACK TO  SOME SORT OF NORMALITY ONCE THE BABY IS HERE

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AUDIO: NEWHAM GENERALS LEVELS

THE GENERALS CAN ALWAYS BE DEPENDED ON TO BRING THE ‘LEVELS’ WHEN IT COMES TO GRIME

THIS TRACK IS NO DIFFERENT CHECK PUT THE AUDIO ABOVE AND MAKE SURE YOU CATCH THEM LIVE

THEY NEVER DISAPPOINT

EVENT. NOTTS HIP HOP FESTIVAL JULY 27th

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VIDEO: FGM ‘MOONWALKER’

THE FGM GANG ARE BACK AGAIN AND THIS IS MY FAVOURITE THAT THEY HAVE DONE SO FAR

ITS A MUCH MORE GRIMY SOUND

NICE SIMPLE VIDEO TOO

AUDIO: MANGA SAINT HILARE ‘NEW AGE COOL SHIT’

SO LAST WEEK SAW A NEW NAME,  NOW WE HAVE A NEW DIRECTION FROM THE ARTIST FORMERLY KNOWN AS MANGA

AND TO BE HONEST I LOVE IT !!

IT TAKES A LOT OF GUTS TO CHANGE DIRECTION AND MANGA HAS DONE IT WITH SUCH PANACHE

LISTEN HERE

EVENT: AUTHENTIQ @EXCHANGE BASEMENT NOVELIST, AMY BECKER B2B OH91 AND MORE 7/2/14 BRISTOL

VIDEO: SKEPTA ‘ICEY’

SKEPTA DROPPED THIS JUST BEFORE CHRISTMAS

AS AN ADVERT FOR THE NEW CLOTHES RANGE AS A VISUAL FOR THE TRACK

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW AND CHECK THE CLOTHES HERE

LOTM5: PREORDER YOUR COPY NOW !!!

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AUDIO: Wiley – Born In The Cold (Spooky’s ‘Even Colder’ Re-rub) by spookybizzle on SoundCloud

SPOOKY UPLOADED THIS REFIX EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

I LIKE WHAT HES DONE, ITS VERY LAID BACK AND SUBTLE FOR SPOOKY WHICH I THINK MAKES IT STAND OUT ALL THE MORE

http://soundcloud.com/spookybizzle/born-in-the-cold-rerub

VIDEO: Giggs Makes Public Apology

After an in-depth and revealing interview in the Guardian last Saturday, where Giggs spoke at length at about his victimization from the London police and his various run ins with them they have cancelled his forth coming gig in London AGAIN.

I really can’t understand why the gig has been cancelled the security at “urban” music shows is incredibly tight, the way I was frisked recently at a London club was basically sexual assault lol.

Nowadays Giggs is very mainstream and his audience reflects this to cancel his gig last minute is just bad mind.

VIDEO: PRODUCERS TALKING WAR DUBS ON KISS

THE VIDEO ABOUT ONE OF THE MOST TALKED ABOUT MOMENTS OF THE PRODUCER WAR

THAT WENT DOWN ON LOGANS KISS SHOW

AFTER A SLIGHT TECHNICAL THIS AFTERNOON HERE IS IT IS IN ITS FULL GLORY

EVENT: PULSE 1/10/13 [REVIEW]

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SO TUESDAY NIGHT I TRAVELED DOWN TO DALSTON TO CHECK OUT PULSE’S LAUNCH NIGHT

HELD AT THE ALIBI IT PROMISED TO BE A NIGHT OF BIG TUNES BIG VIBES AND GRIME AT IS FINEST.

I GOT THERE JUST AFTER 10 AND SPOOKY WAS DOING HIS THING ON THE DECKS,

THE GOOD THING ABOUT THE ALIBI IS THAT ITS LAYOUT MAKES THE PLACE FEEL LIKES A POPPING EVEN IF ITS EMPTY! I CHECKED MY COAT AND BAG NICE SURPRISE IT WAS FREE!!

ANY WAY SPOOKS RAMPED UP THE TUNES THE CROWD SWELLED AND IT WAS SKANKING TIME.

SPOOKY WAS FOLLOWED BY ROLL DEEPS KARNAGE WHO LET OFF SOME BIG SUB BLOW AND OLD SKOOL GRIME

LOGAN FOLLOWED BRINGING UP THE TEMPO AGAIN TO A PACKED OUT DANCEFLOOR THAT LITERALLY DIDNT CLEAR TIL THE END

JME JUMPED ON THE MIC AND SPYRO BROUGHT THE NIGHT TO BIG NOISY END

THE BIGGEST COMPLIMENT TO THE NIGHT IS THAT I DIDNT TWEET OR USE INSTAGRAM AT ALL BECAUSE I WAS TOO BUSY DANCING 

PULSE WAS EVERYTHING I EXPECTED AND MORE, LOTS OF LADIES TOO WHICH WAS NICE TO SEE!! NICE MIX OF MUSIC LOVERS AND SCENE PLAYERS AND NO ATTITUDE

FOR A FREE ENTRY EVENT WITH LINE UPS LIKE THIS YOU CANT ASK FOR MUCH MORE

MAKE SURE YOU GRAB YOUR ID AND YOU OYSTERS AND MAKE SURE YOUR THERE FOR THE NEXT ONE ON THE 15TH

SEE YOU THERE

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FASHION: MODU MEETS FLAVA D [VIDEO]

SKATING, GRIME, FASHION AND WAR DUBS COMBINE TO CREATE MODU’S FIRST VIRAL VIDEO

SHOWCASING THERE NEW SEASON COLLECTION OF HATS, CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES

THIS IS NOT A BRAND TO SLEEP ON

MUSICAL TRIBUTES TO DEPZMAN

PLEASE SUPPORT DEPZ’S LEGACY BY PURCHASING HIS ALBUM 2 REAL HERE: itunes.apple.com/gb/album/2-real/id675635612

ALSO HERE ARE A COUPLE OF MUSICAL TRIBUTES TO DEPZ

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VIDEO: [FGM] DJ CAMEO FT SCRUFIZZER, KOZZIE, MAXTA, DOT ROTTEN & NASA

THERE COMES A  TIME WHEN AN ARTIST GETS TOO A POINT WHERE THEY ARE GIVEN A CHOICE, DIVERSIFY OR STAY WITH WHAT YOU KNOW,

WILEY HAS SPOKEN ABOUT IT BEFORE AND SHOWED IT TOO WITH ROLL DEEP THEY SWITCH FROM TRUE GRITTY SOUNDS TO THE MORE COMMERCIAL GREEN LIGHT, PICTURE PERFECT, SHAKE A LEG

THIS NEW FUTURE GRIME MUSIC I SEE AS THE SAME THING, WHY NOT STAY TRUE TO YOUR SELF WHILST SPITTING OVER A MORE COMMERCIAL SOUND??

WHETHER YOU LOVE IT OR HATE IT I WILL LEAVE YOU TO YOUR OPINION

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

CAN ALSO BE BORROWED FOR FREE VIA PRIME MEMBERSHIP

INTERVIEW: CHRONIK TALKS TO US ABOUT ‘DEEPEST DARKEST’

I CAUGHT UP WITH SLEWDEM’S CHRONIK ON TUESDAY TO TALK RADIO SETS, CAMERA MEN,  WAITING FOR SINGLES TO COME OUT

AND WHY HE LIKES MAKING MUSIC VIDEOS [ NOT JUST  STRADDLING CROCODILES]

Hi how was radio Monday?

Spooky asked me in the week to come, I went and there was supposed to be a few of us, but it was just me by myself, lean! trying to remember my bars coz I’m rubbish at remembering my bars I’ll have the wickedest lyric and I can’t remember it. People make me remember my bars if im on sets with the crew and I get gassed.

So when people drop their bars, you think ahh yeah ??

Yeah but they was just me in a room and I’m not gassed but I like it when someone else is there get a vibe and make me gass my voice.

So the single ‘Deepest Darkest’ dropped yesterday ?

Obviously you weren’t locked in yesterday ?

Yes I was, I was just wondering how you felt it went, I’d never heard you do a solo set ?

Any time I can exercise my bars I’m there. I try not to go every week, and I don’t like having a camera in my face at radio. Every radio station you got to now has some guy sticking a camera in your face. When i go radio its not about that I don’t wanna perform i wanna exercise my bars.

So u wanna tell me a bit more about the single? Tell me about the video !! Who produced the single ?

Keyboard kid produced it,  I laid the track in December late last year.

Was it always gonna be a single that was part of this Rise of the LengMan project ?

No, it was a thing where I got a load of beats and I’d just done ‘Man in the Boot’, and it will go quiet then hot and I was just grabbing beats from everywhere,
Keyboard Kid sent the beat. I initially sprayed out the track back to back, no chorus, we was listening to it back and decided to slap a chorus in to it and make it a problem. We did the chorus then re arranged the tune and decided to do a video.

Now the video !! The best I have ever seen, I need to talk to about this video, How did you keep it quiet how did it end up in Ghana ?

I didn’t really think about it that much, I had lots of ideas then we thought we will go and do it. Plus its good to look back n go rar look what we did  and plus any time I get to jump on a plane and go anywhere I’m in it for the experience.

How long ago did you shoot the  video?

I shot the video in February!

How have you kept it quiet ?

[laughs]

How has a video like that not been leaked? or spoken about!

You did you just didn’t know!! If you look I came out wearing the suit at a rave in Cable! What it is yeah I can do a tune today when that tune surfaces I don’t know so it will be new to you but its soooo old . I’ve been watching it for months. and I just want it out now

Do you find that quite frustrating as an artist, the wait between wrapping and release?

Yeah I’m like that should have been out doing that damage from early, I don’t know why it takes so long but it does to do it properly, so I have to patient then enjoy it when its out. Even when the video drops its still not out I have to wait for it to come out I wanna hear my people in jail wanna hear it and they cant hear it yet, its not about the ££  its about going through the motion. I’ve got so much stuff to bring out.

Lets talk about Soundcloud you’ve dropped so many tunes and links in the last few days!

Yeah I thought I can get my stuff out, by the way which was your favourite track ?

For me it was the JME Tempa T track.

Ahh yeah, that was the first track I recorded when I got out of jail, I got a lot of things just siting there.

Yeah but don’t give everything a way for free either !!

I’ve been sitting on some stuff for so long and  I know I shouldn’t give stuff out for free but if I didn’t you’d never hear you wouldn’t have heard ‘Free Chronik’ or Ring. I’m pissed I can’t give you the new thing for free so I give some other stuff away.

Whats happening with ‘Rise of the Lengman’ do you know when that’s dropping?

It’s not dropping now, everyone started saying coming soon off  ‘Rise of the Lengman’ but it wasn’t and you gotta keep everyone sweet. Its all done and wrapped now I gotta make it into something people want rather than what is was. Its more hip hop, but my biggest fan base is grime so I gotta cater to them.

DEEPEST DARKEST IS AVAILABLE HERE

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

GRAB THE OFFICIAL SLEWDEM CLOTHING  HERE 

@DAREALCHRONIK

CHRONIK SOUNDCLOUD

CHRONIK INSTAGRAM

FREE DOWNLOAD: [JUNGLE] MIX OF THE WEEK DJ GRIMAZ OF RUBBERDUB SOUNDSYSTEM

DJ GRIMAZ FROM NOTTINGHAM RUBBERDUB SOUNDSYSTEM GIVING US SOME BIG DURRTY BASS

Oldskool Jungle Summertime SlengTeng Sesh

Tracklist…..

1. Dr Jay and Rush Puppy — Shabba Dub
2. Q Project —- Champion Sound
3. Origin Unknown —- Truly One
4. Ma2 —- Hearing is Beleving
5. Vibez & Wishdokta —- Peakin Through The Window
6. Rude & Deadly — Give Me a Dubplate
7. Sound Of The Future — Lighter
8. Leviticus — The Burial
9. Origin Unknown — Valley Of The Shadows
10. Dj Solo — Darkage
11. Dj Zinc —- Pranksters
12. Marvellous Cain — Hitman (Marvellous Cain Remix)
13. Alex Reece — Pulp Fiction

DOWNLOAD HERE
FIND THE CREW ON TWITTER HERE
ON SOUNDCLOUD HERE

AUDIO: MIK ‘CAK£’ REMIX FROM CONDUCTA

CAK£ REMIX FROM BRISTOLS CONDUCTA SHOWCASED BY MY GIRL @BECKSONDECKS ON HER DAILY DOSE MIX ON 1XTRA

BIG REMIX!