Beatdown with Scratch Perverts

The Scratch Perverts’ nine year history of fabric takeovers under the Beatdown moniker – and the red hot mix CD that followed on fabric Records last year – documents an extensive voyage of electronic discovery. Through the sheer variety of club music they’ve housed over the years they’ve helped numerous strains of the British underground bubble through our brickwork. This year, on the 12th November, the Perverts trio are curating another astonishingly varied Beatdown lineup, epitomising the diversity the nights are renowned for, with a whole heap of talent spanning all three rooms thrown in for good measure.

From the throat grabbing, bass fuelled intensity of artists like Doctor P and Bassnectar to the dubstep themed offshoots of artists like Punch Drunk’s Guido and one of bass music hottest properties, Untold and off into the soulful rhythmic vibrations of Benji B, this year’s Beatdown has all styles covered.

Hardtimes Records announce new releases from Ayden, Famoso & Enormus Tha Ox

One of New York’s longest running and most respected underground Hip-Hop record labels Hardtimes Records have announced some great new releases. Read below to get all the details as well as some great official FREE download links to some killer tracks…

Ayden “Miles To Go Before I Sleep” EP

Ayden (of SupaBeatz) EP consist of five tracks three bonus tracks, check the playlist below. Also November 16th besides the album “Miles To Go Before I Sleep” Hardtimes Records will also be droppin’ the INSTRUMENTAL version of “Miles To Go Before I Sleep” to ALL digital stores for $5.99.

01. X-1, Nina B, Enormus Tha Ox, MokeOut- Ashes
02. Havoc, Curtains, Myth- Guerilla War
03. Big Lou, FaMo$o, Sha Stimuli- Cold Streets
04. Shabaam Sahdeeq- Fam
05. Keith Murray- Venting
06. Life of Glamour- Exclusive Instrumental
07. Donny Goines, FaMo$o, Rap P- So Strong (Not on album)
08. MokeOut, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Tools- Ain’t Goin’ Out (Not on album)

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PR Dean & Hardtimes Records Present ‘Famoso Meets Dilla & Premo”

Finally the underground classic mixtape drops with no Dj Tags we had to do it for the peoples that was asking for it hope ya’ll enjoy. Famoso is working hard on part 2 set to drop in February 2011. But this time around we’ll have some dope features, the first time around we had to rep for dolo to show the skills.

Famoso ‘Meets Dilla And Premo’ (No Tags)

Off Famoso upcoming mixtape “Street Scholar” & Ayden album.
Famoso Feat. Big Lou & Sha Stimuli- Cold Streets click here

Hardtimes West own Enormus Tha Ox “Year Of Tha Ox” mixtape drops in 2 weeks.

2 New songs off Enormus Tha Ox upcoming mixtape “Year Of Tha Ox” droppin’ 10/1/09 Hosted By: Dj Haze & Presented By: Hardtimes Records. Cali yall got a star in the making. Standing at 6 feet plus & 300 plus pounds yall will not miss this kid at a show or an open mic his presence is felt physically & lyrically. Bay Area stand up shout out to Mace!!!

Enormus Tha Ox- Sexy Bitch

Enormus Tha Ox- Hood Rep


1st Birthday & Suite For Ma Dukes Launch party

The Doctor’s Orders Brighton
1st Birthday & Suite For Ma Dukes Launch party

1030pm – 4am Saturday 20th November 2010
@ Jam, 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

£6 in advance through / 0844-477-1000
£8 on the door

Elzhi (Slum Village)
Phat Kat (Detroit)
DJ Dez (Andres / Slum Village)

With resident DJs
Spin Doctor
& Rusty Ryan

To mark one year of the best hip-hop party in Brighton and the release of the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, we bring you this special Detroit laced throwdown! is probably the most gifted to MC’s to have come out of Detroit and considering the wealth of talent from the city that is saying something. Having made a name for himself on he city’s battle scene he began work with local legends such as DJ Houseshoes & Waajeed as well as becoming part of several local groups; The Breakfast Club alongside Dwele & Big Tone and later 925 Colony with Nick Speed and Magestik Legend. Having met J-Dilla, then known as Jay Dee, through his collaborations with Waajeed he was invited to feature on the brilliant “Welcome To Detroit” and then later to become an official member of Slum Village while working alongside Baatin on “Fantastic Vol.2”. With an unparalleled versatility of delivery and intricate wordplay Elzhi has gained armies of fans all over the world the London battalion of which will be out in force tonight.

When it comes to celebrating the life and work of James “J-Dilla” Yancey in London & Brighton none do it harder or better than The Doctor’s Orders. Tonight they mark the release of the incredible “Suite For Ma Dukes” with performance from three Dilla associates who will be performing not only work they made with him but also other bangers from their catalogues.


Phat Kat was the surprise package of The Doctor’s Orders 4th Birthday at Herbal where he blew the crowd apart with his phenomenal stage presence and no holds barred delivery. We have been looking forward to welcoming him back since and the time is nigh. He started his career as a member of 1st Down alongside Jay Dee whom he continued to collaborate with throughout his career. Set to perform the slamming “Cold Steel” as well as other brilliant tracks from “Carte Blanche” and beyond this man has to be seen & heard to be believed.

DJ Dez has been on The Doctor’s Orders wish list for a good while now. Both under his guise as Slum Village’s DJ Dez and as his producer alter ego Andres he is a phenomenal talent perfectly suited to the open minded, fun loving crowd that pack out The Doctor’s Order’s events every time.

Spin Doctor
is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of The Doctor’s Orders and while not planning domination of the UK’s party scene is most at ease behind a set of decks. The early influence of his 5 older brothers and sisters record collections developed into an obsession with soul tinged music of all styles which he uses to this day when treating dance-floors to his fearless sets of party platters.

Rusty Ryan will be throwing down killer OG soul breaks to brand new bangers to mark the 1st anniversary of Brighton’s finest Hip Hop party. Spinning everything from Stevie Wonder to 9th Wonder, Rusty’s soul drenched sounds will take the dance floor to boiling point!

Beyond The Clouds w/ Lil Louis, Pepe Bradock + more – November 13th

Corsica Studios is extremely proud to present Beyond The Clouds, a joint project brought to you by Süd Electronic, Bodyhammer and TOTHEBONE. Beyond The Clouds is a series of fantasy house nights featuring line-ups we’ve dreamed of for years and the first party features extended sets from two true house originals – Chicago’s Lil’ Louis and Paris’ Pepe Bradock.

Timeless hit maker, fierce DJ and the man behind the most famous orgasm in house history, Lil’ Louis plays his music the way it’s supposed to be played – house, disco and techno mixed hard and fast for your dancing pleasure. When the night is right and his sets aren’t being recorded – and this one won’t be – Louis has a reputation for throwing all manner of old, unreleased material into his DJ sets. Be sure you’re there to hear it. 

Pepe Bradock is responsible for some of the wildest, most creative house records of the last decade.  In an increasingly formalised genre, he remains a dependably surprising presence. Tracks like “Deep Burnt’, ‘Life’, ‘4’ and ‘The Path Of Most Resistance’ and remixes for the likes of Iz & Diz, Blaze and Charles Webster have an originality which never alienates their dancers – a combination Pepe also brings to his DJ sets. They’ll be taking charge of one room each, with hometown support from Lakuti, Joe Hart, Rik Moran and Charlie & Dave TTB.

UK Runnings Presents Streetz – The Road Iz Fire

UK Runnings Presents Streetz – The Road Iz Fire

Streetz started life as an artist back in 2002 when he started out in a group called DBD. He went on to perform at various shows and festivals, including the legendary Glastonbury Festival after winning an Unsigned Bands competition. Since then he has forged a solid solo career with a string of well received releases including ‘Stix To The City Volumes 1 & 2′, ‘Bootleg This’ and ‘Handle your Business’. Support for Streetz’s music has come from the likes of Ras Kwame & Dev on BBC 1Xtra, as well having videos rotated on Channel U. Now in 2010 Streetz is changing gear as he gets ready to unleash a barrage of new material including his brand new mixtape ‘The Road Iz Fire’. His fifth mixtape comes mixed by Tricksta from UK Runnings and is hosted by the legendary King Aggi. With a barrage of new fire produced by the talented Ninth Letta this project features Eastwood, Mendez and Merkz (C.O.V), King Aggi, Tyger T & Kapo (O.D.T), Ahmos (Banana Clan). The Road Iz Fire with heat like this. UK stand up…

UK Runnings Presents Streetz – The Road Iz Fire
(Hosted by King Aggi & Mixed by Tricksta)

01 – Roads Gettin Hot (Produced by Ninth Letta)
02 – Keep One Feat Eastwood
03 – Time To Go Again (Produced by Ninth Letta)
04 – Cant Come Around Here Feat Eastwood & Neegus
05 – Freestyle One Feat Kapo
06 – Britannia Soundcheck (Produced by Tricksta)
07 – King Aggi Feat Streetz – Pound Signs
08 – Heavyweight Skit
09 – Window Roll Down Feat Mendez, Tyger T & Eastwood (Produced by Ninth Letta)
10 – Not My Nigga Feat Tyger T
11 – Shit Dont Stop (Produced by Ninth Letta)
12 – Freestyle Two
13 – Play It Back Feat Merkz & Tyger T (Produced by Ninth Letta)
14 – Nutiin To Me
15 – Lost Hope Feat Ahmos
16 – Life Aint Nice (Produced by Ninth Letta)

Download Link:

For bookings, verses, drops, and any other information on STREETZ contact

All tracks mastered by Ninth Letta

Don’t forget to also download Streetz ‘Handle Your Business’

The Doctor’s Orders present On The Real – Extended Players Xmas Party

The Doctor’s Orders present On The Real – Extended Players Xmas Party

The Doctor’s Orders present On The Real – Extended Players Xmas Party
10pm – 4am Friday 10th December 2010
@ Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AY, (Brixton Tube)

Special Guests
DJ “Merry” MK (Kiss FM)
“Ho Ho Ho” Harry Love
Mr “Mistletoe” Thing

With resident DJ
Spin “Santa” Doctor (The Doctor’s Orders)
Hosted by MC Prankster “The Present”

£5 in advance through / 0844-477-1000
£8 before on the door

We are seeing in the festive season in a merry fashion this year as we invite the UK’s premier Hip-Hop DJ squad to join us for an exclusive 6 deck, 4 hour set which will display why The Extended Players are without a doubt the most rounded team of turntablists working at the moment.

DJ MK has been rocking the world both through the airwaves on his Kiss FM show and in person whether spinning for Roots Manuva, Dizzie Rascal or performing one of his slamming club sets for years now and is showing no signs of slowing so get ready.

Harry Love is a hidden hero of the UK scene that does not get half of the credit he deserves for his incredible productions and club rocking sets that have kept homegrown talent moving in the right direction. Tonight he will get his time in the spotlight in front of the fun loving On The Real crowd.

Mr Thing has won battles and rocked parties around the world with his welled studied style on the decks. A phenomenal DJ and producer it is in the club where he comes alive rocking dance-floors with an apparently effortless ease.

Spin Doctor is the driving force behind the phenomenal success of The Doctor’s Orders and while not planning domination of the UK’s party scene is most at ease behind a set of decks. Expect the perfect warm up to the night as Spin sets the scene.

On mic’ duties as ever is the host with the most MC Prankster with his combination of Caribbean and American heritage combined with his London swagger there is nowhere to hide but the dance-floor with him hyping the party.

Blatantly Blunt Presents Franko Fraize – The 140 Show

Blatantly Blunt Presents Franko Fraize – The 140 Show

01. Attention
02. The 140 Show
03. Them There
04. Locking It Down (Feat Jenna Deacon & Lyrical T)
05. Head Strong
06. Make Them P’s
07. My Town
08. Grinding Forever (Feat Tone AKA TBone)
09. Spar With The Master
10. Here We go Again (Feat Tone AKA TBone)
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Plan B new single ‘Love Goes Down’ drops December 6th on Atlantic

Plan B new single ‘Love Goes Down’ drops December 6th on Atlantic

Having just scooped the award for Q’s Breakthrough Artist of the year and the MOBO for best RnB and Soul and rounding off his biggest sold out UK tour to date, Ben Drew is ready to release his next single ‘Love Goes Down’ as a pre Christmas treat.

His show stopping soul album ‘The Defamation Of Strickland Banks’ has proven to be the biggest selling album from a UK artist in the UK and Europe so far this year, going gold in both France and Germany. On home ground it hit the number 1 spot twice, has been in and around the top 10 and has gone on to reach double platinum status since release. The acclaimed videos that accompany the album have also been highly praised receiving 4 VMA awards. A feat he could well top at next weeks MTV Europe awards where he is up for best video and best new act.

But it won’t stop there, 2011 looks set to bring even bigger and better things for Ben Drew, with a massive arena tour around the country taking in his biggest ever show at London’s O2 arena in March.

Continuing to be the busiest man in pop, Ben has also been working exceptionally hard on his directorial feature film debut, ‘Ill Manors’ which is due for release later 2010.

The 2011 dates:

Wed 2nd March  – Manchester Apollo
Thurs 3rd March – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Fri 4th March – Blackpool Empress Ballroom
Sat 5th March – Doncaster Dome
Mon 7th March – Swindon Oasis
Tues 8th March – Plymouth Pavilions
Wed 9th March – Brighton Centre
Thurs 10th March – London O2 Arena


Leaf Dog Sturban Clothing Mixtape

Leaf Dog Sturban Clothing Mixtape

Check out the Leaf Dog (3 Amigos) Sturban Clothing EXCLUSIVE mixtape – “these are some remix’s I did of my favorite rappers, not all of them but some! this tape is for the real heads that use to make tapes and put bit’s off selitape on weak albums so you could copy the live shit!” Leaf Dog.
You might have heard Leaf Dog/3 Amigos on Skitz’ recent LP Sticksman, working with Diamond D, Masta Ace etc, Leaf Dog producing for the likes of Ras Kass, Kool G Rap, Jean Grae, Billy Danze(M.O.P.), Vinnie Paz & Ill Bill, Q-Unique, Raekwon, Tash (Tha ‘Liks), Sticky Fingers (Onyx), Rampage(Flipmode) etc under the alias Lord Balrog, seen Naive at Louie’s Den  beat battles or seen them supporting for the likes of Sugar Hill Gang, Cash Money, Rahzel, R.A. The Rugged Man etc or even rocking the stage with KRS-One in Bristol. Coming from a mix of Glastonbury and east London, they’re a busy bunch.
01.Intro Side A
02.Contact Play – Small Talk (LeafDog Remix)
03.Gang Starr – Ex Girl to Next Girl (LeafDog Remix)
04.Ol Dirty – brooklyn zoo (LeafDog Remix)
05.Slum Village – Get Dis Money (LeafDog Remix)
06.Thirstin Howl III – I Still Live With My Moms (LeafDog Remix)
07.Chester P – CMS  (LeafDog Remix)
08.Ol Dirty ft rhymesfest – Dirty (LeafDog Remix) (original GC2 mix)
09.Intro Side B
10.Big L – Flamboyant (LeafDog Remix)
11.I Sed Skit!!!
12.Contact Play – This Year (LeafDog Remix)
13.DITC – Thick (LeafDog Remix)
14.Xzibit – Hurt Locker (LeafDog Remix)
15.2pac – F~@k all Yall  (LeafDog Remix)
16.Gang Starr Feat Jadakiss – Rite Where U Stand (LeafDog Remix)
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Sharky Major – Major League (Adamantium Music)

Sharky Major – Major League (Adamantium Music)

01. Introduction (Produced By Big B) 1:57
02. Major’s Back (Produced By Rude Kid) 3:00
03. Shark Attack (Produced By Skepta) 3:43
04. Grime Scene Grinder Ft. Stormin (Produced By Magnum Force) 3:17
05. Incredibly Large Ft. Little Nasty (Produced By J Beats) 2:54
06. Beat (Produced By Famous Scampz) 2:40
07. Do Dis Ting Ft. Griminal (Produced By Silencer) 3:30
08. P’s In Da Zone Ft. Kaister (Produced By Kaos) 3:49
09. The Game (They’re Not Big) Ft. Ghetts (Produced By Famous Scampz) 3:44
10. Still Alive (Produced By Tru Skillz) 3:56
11. Provide For U Ft. Charlie Brown (Produced By Bless Beats) 3:23
12. Rave Can’t Dun Ft. Jammer, Ghetts And Teddy Bruckshot (Produced By Famous Scampz) 4:03
13. Crisis Ft. Fumin And Nasty Jack (Produced By Famous Scampz) 3:34
14. Still Me (Produced By J Beats) 4:08
15. Message 1:53
16. Suicide Ft. Tre Francis (Produced By Joe Green) 3:58
17. Shark Attack (Remix) Ft. Devlin, P Money, Dot Rotten And Ghetts (Produced By Skepta) 4:42

 This is a great Grime release !

SON OF KICK – “GUACHA” – single release 15th NOVEMBER 2010

Check the latest AWESOME video here which has had over 8000 hits and was only posted on Saturday which shows the depth of his following!

You can check his live mix at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival this summer:

And mixes for the likes of Tokyo Police Squad, Bassnectar, Federico Aubele and Husky Rescue as well as Justin Timberlake and Jay Z @

This monstrous slab of bass driven, hip hop fuelled beatmastery lined with THE most catchy lyrical chant from New York’s Natalia Clavier (ESL MUSIC WASHINGTON DC).  It’s club banger; it’s commercial radio hit; it’s underground.  Once again Son Of Kick nailed it by crossing boundaries and ticking boxes other producers can’t.
Alongside the original, Son Of Kick looked to the talents of Disiz, Grems and Micro Coz for added power for the “Guacha Rekix” version. Additionally, “Revolution B”, an equally massive tune from his aforementioned EP, was added to the vinyl 12” to complete the package while the digital version of the single (which is included as a free download for vinyl buyers) offers a dub version and also acapella.