LATE & Final Penalty drop Halloween gem

LATE drops the first track from his forthcoming ‘Darkside Reality’ project on Wolftown Recordings and it’s just in time for Halloween…Featuring Final Penalty from Illinois with production from Washington DC producer DJ Fire, ‘Stand Up, Man Up’ is a dark and moody slice of reality rap and is a just a taste of what’s to come…


Download the track and add to your playlist or mixtape…

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SoulBrew New Year’s Eve Party

SoulBrew New Year’s Eve Party
The only NYE Party boasting 2 Grammy’s, 2 Ivor Novello’s and an OBE!

9pm-5am Friday 31st December 2010
@ East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HX
(Old Street Tube)

£15.oo Early bird tickets (100 only)
£20.oo in advance / £25.oo on the door
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SoulBrew All-Stars: Spin Doctor & Andy Bird
Jazzie B (Soul 2 Soul)
Ashley Beedle
DJ Vadim (BBE / Ninja Tunes)
Chris P Cuts

For the past seven years SoulBrew have been the go to parties for those looking for carefree, unpretentious parties with the very best guests playing great sounds. It is a formula that has worked well at every one of their previous 7 packed New Year’s Eve events making it one of the most established and popular parties in town so if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

This year residents Spin Doctor & Andy Bird are joined by their most incredible line up of guests to date all of whom have a proven SoulBrew track record as well as huge fan bases after years of producing great music & DJing around the world. Between them they have worked with everyone from James Brown to Elton John and Lilley Allen to Alice Russell, sold millions of records worldwide, played music in every country with a set of turntables and in the case of two in particular have an OBE, two Ivor Novello awards not to mention 2 Grammys between them.

As ever you can expect a fun packed mix of sounds old and new that will take in everything including Soul, Disco, Hip-Hop, House, Reggae and beyond at London’s best value New Year’s Eve party. SoulBrew All-Stars: Spin Doctor & Andrew Bird

These fellas have been rocking parties collectively and individually throughout the capital, up and down the country and in far reaches of the world for well over 8 years now. While both are excellent DJs they are also the driving promotional forces not only of SoulBrew but their own parties in The Doctor’s Orders and Love Fever respectively. Having come together through a mutual respect of each other’s music and a love of having a good time they have provided the backbone for what has become one of best loved and funnest nights out in London.

Jazzie B (Soul II Soul): A long time friend of SoulBrew’s this man is an institution having won Grammys, an Ivor Novelo and been given the keys to several American cities, one of which even celebrates an annual Soul II Soul day. Despite having made his start in the industry over 30 years ago he is still as hungry and passionate now as he has ever been and is constantly in demand playing live shows, like this summer’s sold out Somerset House show, and DJ gigs throughout the world to always packed houses. Oh and did we mention his OBE?

Ashley Beedle: Ashley as as many guises as Carlos The Jackal having been making music as X-Press 2 (with whom he bagged an Ivor Novello for the evergreen record Lazy which he recorded Talking Head’s David Byrne), Ballistic Brothers, Disco Evangelists, Black Science Orchestra, Roots Revolution Jamayka Boys (credited by many for the first Dubstep production) & Mavis to name a few. Having been spinning since the early 80’s he is a DJ’s DJ, equally comfortable spinning House, Hip Hop & Disco as he is Reggae and Techno. This open-minded versatility explains why he is such a favourite of the fun loving boys and girls that make up the SoulBrew regulars.

DJ Vadim (BBE / Ninja Tunes): The master of the Russian precusion as an impeccable reputation as a DJ, Producer, A&R and all round good guy. Having released an incredible seven full length albums for renowned labels such as Ninja Tunes and more recently BBE his stock is incredibly still on the rise with international DJ and live shows keeping him in air miles. His funk fueled eclectic mix of the old and new takes in everything from Reggae and Dubstep to Hip-Hop and Disco so is sure to be whipping up a storm for the lucky few tonight.

Kidkanevil: Few producers have made such an impact on the underground scene without becoming household names in the way the Kid has. With comparisons to Flying Lotus and fans including Gilles Peterson and DJ Shadow this man represents the future now. As you can tell from the incredible music he produces his influences reach far and wide and he is not scared to explore them during his impeccable DJ sets.

Chris P Cuts: This young man has really started to make a name for himself on London’s underground party scene. While best known for his block rocking Hip-Hop sets his ability to read and move a dance-floor has seen him become one of the names to look out for in 2011.

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BM Soho, 25 D’Arblay St, London W1 0207-437-0478
Brill Music, 27 Exmouth Market, London EC1 0207-833-9757
Flashback, 50 Essex Road, London N1 0207-354-9356
Honest John’s, 278 Portobello Road, London W10 0208-969-9822
Phonica, 51 Poland St, London W1F 0207-025-6070
Sounds Of The Universe, 7 Broadwick St, London W1 0207-734-3341

Sway – Over (Game Over Freestyle)

Sway – Over (Game Over Freestyle)

‘Game Over’ Tinchy Styder’s new track featuring Tinie Tempah, Giggs, Devlin, Chipmunk, Pro Green & Example was premiered last night on Zane Lowe’s show after it was performed live at the MOBO’s last week.

They forgot to call Sway so he added his verse, in fact he took the whole track!!

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Follow Sway on Twitter @Sway_DCypha

Sway’s The Delivery 2 (Lost In Transit) mixtape is out now

Jackitdown Brown Interview

What inspired you to become a recording artist?
Run DMC LL cool J and NWA when I heard them I wanted to rap to..

What have you released to date and what’s your biggest achievement in music so far?
I released 4 albums and 4 mixtapes.. My biggest achievement is starting my label MoneyMadeMusick

How did you come up with the title to your latest release? Is there a meaning behind it?
I come up with my titles by jus talking to friends and the vibe of the project is how I find a name for it..

Tell people about your latest release and where people can buy it on-line?
My latest release is zigzag vol4 mixtape  you can download it for free

Where do most of your sales come from? On-line or physical record stores?
Online because I have fans all around the world it’s the best way for me to release music.

Do you think your city has a sound in Hip-Hop? If so can you describe it?
I’m from Miwaukee wi its in the Midwest so we have a sound that comes from south east west all put together. It’s up to artist to create their own sound really.

Have you been doing any shows? How do you get your gigs? Do you have a manager?
I get shows not as much as I would like but it’s starting to pick up.. No I don’t have a manager looking for a good one someone I can trust..

How do you pick your beats? Are there certain sounds in music that you are looking for?
I pick my beats its no certain sound I just know it’s a track for me as soon as I hear it..

How are you doing overseas? Any response from anyone in different countries?
I do good overseas and would like to do even better The UK is feeling my music fans  like my voice.. I keep it hardcore and people all around the world can dig that..

What would your dream collaboration be and who would you get to do the beat?
Dream collaboration would be Me and Scarface and Stealf would do the beat..

Is your eventual aim to get signed to a major label or to build yourself and your label?
I’m not interested in getting signed not a major unlees its aftermath records . Nowadays all major label give new artist are 360 deals nobody in their right mind should sign that. I’m building my label MoneyMadeMusick it’s all about having say so over your own music and getting the biggest check.

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Interview by Phillip Gates

UK Runnings Presents The Gar – Stoke… No City For Old Boys

Stoke-On-Trent might not be the first city you think of when it comes to UK Rap but all that is about to change as the well-respected UK Runnings mixtape series unleashes this brand new debut mixtape from The Gar. Their debut release ‘Stoke… No City For Old Boys’ is hosted by UK Runnings & Wolftown DJ and producer Tricksta and is a refreshing fifty-five minute audio journey into the world of real, raw and authentic Hip-Hop music. Consisting of nineteen tracks we get a collection of freestyles and rap ciphers over classic Hip-Hop tracks from the likes of Jay-Z, Big L, 2Pac, Black Moon and more, as well as five original tracks produced by the talented Ash Wilcox and contributions from Dezert Rhino from Tru Fam Records and Tricksta from Wolftown Recordings.

The Gar means ‘family’ in Cantonese and that’s exactly what this unit is. This three man team consisting of rappers Dirty D, Bobby J & Benny Blaze are exactly what the Hip-Hop scene needs. The Gar is about positive lyrics, topical social commentary and intricate tight flows delivered over banding raw Hip-Hop. These are some of the elements and factors that make The Gar so appealing. Inspired by musical greats such as 2Pac, Biggie, Bob Marley, Nas, Wu Tang Clan, The Roots, Common, Big L, Jimmy Cliff and Talib Kweli, The Gar have already been rocking stages in their home town of Stoke getting a lot of support.

The Gar are also members of musical collective known as ‘The U Turn Project’ which is the brain child of Herb Middleton, the legendary Stateside producer who has worked with Nas, Biggie, Mary J Blige, Faith Evans, Total and many more. As a team, The Gar plan on more mixtapes and a full length debut album in the future with a more shows and more vibes. The Gar have arrived and arrived in fine style.

Please support THE GAR and get in touch with us now for interviews, drops or more information.


01. Intro (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
02. From The Left (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
03. Stay Real (Produced by Dezert Rhino)
04. Dirty D vs Bobby J (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
05. Dead Presidents
06. Preecher (Produced By Ash Wilcox)
07. I Wonder
08. The Way We Be (Produced By Tricksta)
09. Shed Sessions
10. Husshh (Produced By Dezert Rhino)
11. Got It Sorted
12. Beautiful World 
13. Just Smoke
14. How Many Mics
15. Funky
16. Never Be
17. Bobby J Freestyle
18. The Gar Freestyle
19. Outro (Produced By Ash Wilcox)

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All songs written & performed by Dirty D, Bobby J & Benny Blaze a.k.a The Gar
Recorded & Mixed by The Gar @ The Shed, Stoke.
Hosted & mastered by Tricksta @ The Wolftown HQ.

Connect with The Gar… – We Are The Gar

Young Jeezy drops super sick new mixtape…

01 Young Jeezy When I Die
02 Young Jeezy Dickies (Feat. Pimp C & Bun B)
03 Young Jeezy Last Laugh
04 Young Jeezy Rap Game
05 Young Jeezy Handle My Bizness
06 Young Jeezy Do It Again (Feat. Slick Pulla)
07 Young Jeezy Game Over
08 Young Jeezy Amen
09 Young Jeezy Don’t Stop
10 Young Jeezy Pressure On
11 Young Jeezy Trippin’ (Feat. Slick Pulla)
12 Young Jeezy Strip Club
13 Young Jeezy Jizzle
14 Young Jeezy Whippin’ All Dat
15 Young Jeezy In Da Wall
16 Young Jeezy Spray
17 Young Jeezy Drug Dealin Muzik
18 Young Jeezy Death B4 Dishoner
19 Young Jeezy Porsche Music

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Baller Status Presents: Kevin Nottingham’s A3C Showcase Mixtape

Baller Status Presents: Kevin Nottingham’s A3C Showcase Mixtape

Kevin Nottingham, renowned hip-hop blogger and founder of HiPNOTT Records unveils his A3C Showcase Mixtape, presented by Baller Status. Mixed by DJ Concept & DJ Dutchmaster of the Bash Brothers, this one hour long mix includes exclusives, freestyles, remixes and previously released tracks from HiPNOTT, Hall of Justus & Coalmine Records – the three labels featured at Kevin’s showcase. This year, Atlanta’s A3C Hip-Hop will be held October 7-9 at The Masquerade (695 North Ave NE) and boasts performances from Buckshot, Da Beatminerz, The Artifacts, DJ Scratch, Rhettmatic, Jean Grae, Mistah Fab, Murs, Rhymefest, Skyzoo & more!!


01. Duck & Cover feat. Kevin Nottingham (DJ Concept Intro)
02. Everliven Sound (feat. El Da Sensei & DJ Don Martin – Elements
03. E. Reece (feat. DJ Mark-1) – On The Mic
04. Jermiside & Danny Diggs – Doin It For Years
05. Nobody Famous – King
06. Tomorrow, Yesterday – Reminder
07. K. Sparks – Sunshine
08. A New Danger (Interlude)
09. Nobody Famous (feat. Bohagan & Tragedy) – Hustler Muzik
10. Amiri – Music
11. Cymarshall Law – The Come Up
12. Spectac & Amiri (feat. K. Sparks, Median & Strick) – As If (Too Shy Remix)
13. You’re On Your Own (DJ Concept Outro)
14. Joe Scudda’s Public Service Announcement (Dutchmaster Intro)
15. Joe Scudda – Open For Business
16. Chaundon – No Excuses
17. Jozeeomo – Adrenaline
18. How We Rock – Roc C
19. Turn It Up – Roc C (feat. Illa J)
20. Young Americans – (Roc C & Rapper Pooh) – Set It Off
21. Bekay (feat. Eturnal Archrival & PH) – Everything Is (freestyle)
22. Singapore Kane – Fire
23. Singapore Kane, Bekay & El Da Sensei – The Platform (freestyle)
24. El Da Sensei & The Returners (feat. Sean Price & Bekay) – Everyday In The Street


Kanye West – The Yeezy Effect

Kanye West – The Yeezy Effect


01 – Kanye West Feat Pusha T CyHi Da Prynce Big Sean Co
02 – Kid Cudi-Speaks
03 – Kanye West Feat Kid Cudi Pusha T John Legend Lloyd
04 – Lloyd Banks-Speaks
05 – Lloyd Banks Feat Kanye West Swizz Beatz Fabolous R
06 – Kanye West-Lost In The World
07 – La Roux Feat Kanye West-In For The Kill Remix
08 – Chris Brown Feat Drake Kanye West Andre 3000-Deuce
09 – Big Sean-Interlude 1
10 – Kanye West Feat Pusha T-Runaway
11 – Chip Tha Ripper Feat Chuck Inglish Big Sean Dom Ke
12 – Kanye West Feat Jay-Z Rick Ross Nicki Minaj-Monste
13 – Big Sean-Interlude 2
14 – Kanye West Feat Jay-Z Swizz Beatz-Power Remix
15 – Kanye West Feat Jay-Z Pusha T Swizz Beatz Cyhi Da
16 – JyJ Feat Kanye West Malik Yusef-Ayyy Girl
17 – Kanye West Feat Common Pusha T Kid Cudi Big Sean C
18 – Big Sean Feat Kanye West-Whatever You Want
19 – Kanye West Feat Mos Def Swizz Beatz Raekwon Charli
20 – Kid Cuid  Feat Chip Da Ripper Kanye West- All Talk
21 – Kid Cudi Feat Kanye West-Wylin Cause I m Young
22 – Kanye West-Devil In A New Dress
23 – Kid Cudi Feat Kanye West- Erase Me
24 – Stromae  Feat Kanye West- Alors On Danse
25 – Kanye West-Rosewood Movement
26 – Kanye West Feat Beyonce Charlie Wilson-See Me Now
27 – Consequence-Take It 2 The Classics
28 – Kanye West Feat Lupe Fiasco Pharrell-Don t Stop
29 – Big Sean-Interlude 3
30 – Kid Cudi Feat Cage-Maniac
31 – Kanye West Feat Justin Bieber Raekwon-Runaway Love
32 – KiD Cudi-Mr Rager
33 – Rick Ross Feat Kanye West- Live Fast Die Young
34 – KiD CuDi-Revofev

Download Kanye West – The Yeezy Effect

Red Bull Music Academy presents Culture Clash

Red Bull Music Academy presents Culture Clash

Roundhouse is the setting for London’s biggest soundclash. Going head to head will be Goldie, Skream & Benga,

Mikey Dread & more..

For the second time, the Red Bull Music Academy brings Culture Clash to Roundhouse. Four contending soundsystems, representing four branches of London bass music. Five rounds of the very best cross-genre explorations. One champion. Who wins? You, the crowd, decide.

Ever since Carnival first came to Notting Hill half a century ago, soundsystems have carved their reputations into the capital’s musical tapestries. To celebrate this tradition, some of the city’s biggest soundmen enter the ring under the watchful eye of the mighty Don Letts – to thrash out tunes and battle for sub-bass supremacy.

The line up on the night welcomes some of the most pioneering names in the evolution of bass music, from roots reggae to jungle to dubstep, and everything in between.

Goldie’s Metalheadz feat Andy C, Shy FX, Storm, MC GQ & MC Justyce
Skream & Benga presents Joker & MC Nomad & Artwork
Channel One Soundsystem feat Mikey Dread, Ras Kayleb & full crew
Soul Jazz Records Sound System presents 100% Dynamite
Hosted By: Don Letts

In the red corner, we have the Soul Jazz Records Sound System. Part of the empire that is Soul Jazz Records (who count artists as diverse as ESG, Four Tet, Ragga Twins, Subway, Tetine, Kalbata, and the late Steve Reid as part of their growing family), SJRSS’s strategy looks to be whipping the crowd into a frenzy with a mash-up of vintage funk, deep soul, rocksteady, dancehall and future bass cuts.

In the black corner, it’s none other than the legendary Channel One who’ve been spreading the gospel of Jah Rastafari worldwide for the best part of 30 years. Founded by brothers Jah T and Mikey Dread, Channel One has blown up Carnival since back in the day and at Culture Clash they will be serving original roots reggae sounds by the pound.

In the green corner, Skream & Benga will be throwing down heavy wobble to a baying crowd. With gravity-defying beats buoyed on a tsunami of sub-bass, the ruling kings of dubstep will be joined by young pretenders Joker & MC Nomad and the third piece of supergroup Magnetic Man, Artwork.

And, last but not least, in the final corner, we bow to the reigning Culture Clash champion Goldie himself: a man whose Metalheadz label and weekly residency at London’s legendary Blue Note propelled the junglist movement to the forefront of public consciousness. Add to this the release of ‘Timeless’, the twisted hymn to urban Britain that remains one of the key albums of the last 20 years, and you have a king who will not be taken down quietly. Goldie will welcome Andy C, Shy FX, Storm and MC GQ into the ring with himself. But will he be able to keep those infamous teeth in his crown with such a blistering line-up of talent ready to snatch it away?

So join us as the Four Soundmen of the Apocalypse darken North London’s door and shake the foundations of all that has gone before them, to fight it out at the second instalment of the Red Bull Music Academy Culture Clash.

To get an idea of what to expect, watch the highlight clip of the first Culture Clash that went down on February 17th, while the Red Bull Music Academy was in session in London, below.

For the full audio of the first Culture Clash tune in at, and find out more about the Red Bull Music Academy at

Tickets: Limited early bird tickets £15, £18 advance, more on the door

Age restrictions: Over 18s only

SK4MC – The Path I Bend (Mixtape)

SK4MC – The Path I Bend (Mixtape)

02 – HEADBOB / T.I.

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Needlewerk, London 22/10/10 with DJ Shiftee, DJ Blakey, DJ Koncept, DJ Kayper, Spin Doctor, The Last Skeptik & more

Needlewerk, London 22/10/10 with DJ Shiftee, DJ Blakey, DJ Koncept, DJ Kayper, Spin Doctor, The Last Skeptik & more  

A great night of turntablism at London’s Rhythm Factory on Friday, October 22, 10pm-6am.

Room 1 will feature DMC World Champion DJ Shiftee, UK Team Champ DJ Cable and DJ Hero’s DJ Blakey, with warm-up provided by UK DMC Finalist DJ Koncept.

Room 2 is headlined by BBC Asian Network’s DJ Kayper, the infamous Spin Doctor (Doctor’s Orders) and The Last Skeptik, with warm-up provided by Ladybugz’ Marcia Carr.

Tickets are available from


Tickets are priced £8 in advance or £10 on the night.

The Gar from Stoke Exclusive Interview

Check out this exclsuive interview with new Rap crew ‘The Gar’ from Stoke…

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you have released?
We’re a Hip Hop group from Stoke-On-Trent called The Gar (meaning family in Cantonese).  We consist of three members.  Dirty D, Bobby J and Benny Blaze. We chose this name because we’re all family! Dirty D and Benny Blaze are brothers and Bobby J being a cousin of the two. Although we’ve been performing for a long time, we’ve got no releases to date. The mixtape (Stoke – no city for old boys) hosted by Tricksta is gonna be the first thing ever to be released from The Gar.

A lot of independent artist’s now run their own labels. Do you think this is the way forward? Or do you hope one day to get signed to a major or another label?
Yes, we definitely think an independent label is the way forward but there are also a lot of complications that come with it. E.G. Distribution/promotion/production/managing yourself and any other acts on the label. ETC.  Signing to a major label is a NO when it comes to us. We like to have control of what we write and what we release.  We’ll have to cross that bridge when we get there but we are really enjoying being independent!

Formats of music are changing all the time, but we asked you ‘CD or MP3’ which would you say is better and why?
Well first of all CD is definitely better when it comes to quality. Overall it’s a difficult question because they both have their advantages. I like CD’s because I can carry it with me and it’s much harder to lose than an MP3. Just looking at the cover of a certain CD takes me back man! MP3 is easily accessible. With just a click of a button you can download or send almost anything!  Neither is better, both are of equal importance. What would you rather do? Drive or walk? Well it depends where you’re going and how far the shop is! Ha-ha either way you’re going to get there. It’s the same with music. As long as we hear it we don’t mind!

Apart from the genre of music that you make what else do you listen to?
Dirty D – Well I’m a BIG reggae fan if I aren’t bumping some nice Hip hop, I’m definitely playing some roots reggae, any of the Marley’s, Buju, Sizzla, the list could go on. Anything with meaning or feeling like Lauren Hill as well that’s one of my favourite albums (The Miseducation).
Benny Blaze – I’m the same really if it aint Hip Hop i like to jam to a bit of Reggae but i do like almost any funky beat depending on the mood I’m in.  
Bobby J – I like all sorts of music, one week you might catch me on the soul vibe, then some classic Reggae, the next week the funk and the week after I might be pumping jazz or old school garage music! To be honest I just love good music. Regardless of the genre. You can’t deny quality music!

Is there any music that you hate and just can’t listen too?
Anything that’s fake or anything that’s got no real feeling or soul to it. A lot of artists seem to just use music as money making tool rather than using it as a learning curve or an educational tool. That’s Fair enough if it’s what they want to do but we like REAL music so all that corny shit that’s out right now you could definitely say we do not like it very much!

If there was a position of power that was ‘world leader’ and you was chose as the person to fill that position, what laws or things would you change and why?
No one man should have all that power but we definitely need REAL education for the youth. If you can change people’s way of thinking then you change the world!

People are saying that live shows are the way forward for acts to earn money, but then we hear it’s hard to get bookings? What’s your take on this?
With the internet and how things are with the downloading live shows are the best way to earn money. It’s true though it’s hard to get bookings. A lot of venues have a strict policy on the music they play and unfortunately for us around Stoke it’s not Hip – Hop but we’re lucky enough to be down with DJ Niceness from Neo Soul and he’s hooked us up with a lot of shows over the years.  It’s the same with most things though the more you try the more you’ll succeed. We’ve just got to show people what we can do!

Who is or was the best musician in the world and why?
Dirty D; Apart from myself ha, I would have to say Bob Marley. He had a proper message in his music that he could get across without his songs sounding corny or forced, they were, still and always will be top quality. 
Benny Blaze; I would say that Nas is my favourite artist. It’s the way that he manages to get his knowledge into his tracks but he still stays street.
Bobby J – This is a tough one. It’s hard to say who the best musician of all time is. It depends on what angle you look at things from. We’ve got so many musicians to choose from. Bass guitar players, keyboardists, drummers, vocalists Etc. They all come under the musician category but I’d say Tupac Shakur easily had the biggest influence in my life musically!

So what does the future hold for you?
It’s hard to predict the future but we can definitely see an Album coming out at some point. More mixtapes and videos and we’re also involved in The U Turn project with Herb Middleton, DJ Niceness and a vast amount of talented independent artists and DJ’s so it’s something you should definitely look out for!

So if you want to follow us we’ve got a web;  – We Are The Gar – U Turn Project