• Kickstart CHURCH

    By Chris Wells on October 14, 2013
    Pianist, producer and live-remixer Mark de Clive-Lowe [MdCL] has turned to the popular album funding website Kickstarter to finance efforts to take his famous CHURCH club nights on record. The half-Japanese, half-New Zealander is now based in Los Angeles and over the past few years his CHURCH gigs have been a mainstay on both LA and NYC club scenes, with […]
  • Dot Comes

    By Chris Wells on October 8, 2013
    South London hip-hop upstart Amplify Dot is due to drop her debut album Paper Cuts on October 28. Still only 25, this charismatic, witty and thoughtful MC has already scored huge underground success with self-released mixtapes and even launched her own clothing range. Now, she’s about to release her debut album featuring an impressive host of guest vocalists and producers, […]
  • Tinie Goes Large

    By Chris Wells on September 30, 2013
    UK grime-gone-pop star Tinie Tempah builds towards the November 4 release of his second album Demonstration with a new single, Children Of The Sun, out on October 28 via Parlophone Records. Featuring vocals from John Martin, Children Of The Sun is a hands-in-the-air anthem that sees Tinie in reflective mood. The BRITs, MOBOs and Ivor Novello winner sold over a […]
  • Premier In

    By Chris Wells on September 9, 2013
    Courtesy promo guys The Doctor’s Orders, former Gang Starr producer/turntablist DJ Premier will headline a one-off show at London’s Scala, N1 on Saturday, October 19. Joining him on the bill will be Peanut Butter Wolf and The Nextmen. Doors open 10pm. Tickets are £17.50 on advance. Go to www.thedoctorsorders.com for details and to book.
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  • Sorted For Wiz

    By Chris Wells on June 18, 2013
    US chart topper Wiz Khalifa has lined up a series of late summer dates around the UK. Catch him at: Glasgow, O2 Academy [Sept 25]; London, Brixton Academy [26]; Manchester, Apollo [27]; and Birmingham, Acaemy [28]. Expect to pay around £22.50-£25, depending on venue. Go to ticketmaster.co.uk to book.