Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Where were you? This night was all about RAW Talent! and despite the low turnout, the vibe was nice and the network links were serious! All the performers did their thing, no doubt but we have to take our hats off (well we would if we were wearing one!) to Skinnyman and The Thirst!
LxEnts were first introduced to Skinnyman, years back via a BBC documentary about pirate radio stations (does anyone remember that programme? It was big!). At the time, no real impact was made. A couple years later, SK Vibemakers (Know Yourself Out Here) handed me a mixtape, whilst exiting Departure in Aldgate and there was a certain track that we couldn't get enough of! I'll Be Surprised by Skinnyman! and the rest, as they say, is history!
It's all been a bit quiet in the Skinnyman camp but yesterday we fell hard all over again! Playing some exclusive material, Skinnyman's unique story-telling ability alongside his hardcore rap flow was dynamite and had the crowd hanging on his every word. Controversial as ever, he voiced his views on the knife and gun crime wars terrorizing our streets and wasn't afraid to lay the blame firmly on the Governments door!
Last night was a big indication of what's to come from Skinnyman and the Mud Fam and we cannot wait for the next installment! Stay locked to LxEnts for the latest coz we are 'on dis ting!'.
Monday, 29 September 2008
Spread the word, support the movement!
Dirty Canvas is proud to present J.M.E Live in concert @ Astoria as part of his Famous tour. After hitting the I tunes Top 40 album download chart with his debut album, he continues to break down barriers for unsigned artists by headlining his own concert. Tickets are already selling fast so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!
tickets are available here
After mucho anticipation and an amazing marketing campaign (Rize of the Robotz-we salute you!), 140 Grime Street is DROPPED!!!!!!! It's time for a return to the old skool people! Remember the days when owning an original hard copy of a cd was the lick and there was no talk of 'lending it out' until you had rinsed it and obtained all the information to track down said person if they took too long to bring it back?! that is what i'm talking about! GO BUY IT-ITS THE WAY FORWARD AND YOU KNOW IT MAKES SENSE! - STANDARD!!!
I'll EVEN list the tracks so you can see how much of a dodo (as in the animal, jeez!...) you would be NOT to buy it!
140 Grime St
Hunting We Will Go Ft Ghetto
These Mcs Ft Skepta
Anywhere We Go Ft Wiley
Seems Like Things Have Changed
Don't Come Around Here
I Stand By It
Soldier Ft Mikey J
I Like It
Aim For The Sky
...Don't forget the Album Launch Party tomorrow...if you don't know what I'm talking about, you're LATE!
Saturday, 27 September 2008
The production had that 'je ne sais quoi' element to it. It was definately one of those tracks where you thought 'I can't quite put my finger on it but this guy's going places' type thing, and we were 100% correct! Love him or hate him, Ironik has achieved major success in such a short period of time, industry wise, and spreads a positive vibe through his music which is what everybody needs in these hard and trying times!
Fast forward to '08 and here we are proudly plugging his debut album 'No Point Wasting Tears'. For the UK industry to flourish, you have to go out and support! The album is out THIS MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER, available in all stores and all digital download. There will be no tears wasted if you do the right thing. We promise! ;)
Today we PRESENT...'Visionary Underground
LxEnts discovered this band through myspace association and have been hooked ever since! LxEnts first heard, lead singer, Damion sing at a open mic night in South London many moons ago. Having a great ear for a great voice, we found him on myspace soon after and always checked in on his page from time to time and that's how we stumbled upon this lil gem! Damion had joined 'Visionary Underground'-result!
Visionary Underground consist of 5 members: FeelFree (DJ/Producer), CoCo (VJ/Visual Artist), Damion (Singer), Duane Flames (Rapper) and Dr Das (Live Base - Ex Asian Dub Foundation). LxEnts try to swerve the ole 'cliche' music genre descriptions which is why all we are going to say is listen here ...
I don't think we need to say anymore...actually we do...the myspace music player can only do so much, if it sounds this good already, imagine a LIVE performance??? You don't need to, imagine that is, because look what we found:
We don't think you need to be told twice!
Friday, 26 September 2008
Always fancied yourself as a bit of a roving reporter? Do you class your pencil or pen as your weapon of choice? Think you know all there is to know about one or more of the following subjects:
Then you are the person The 405 have been looking for all their lives! The 405 is a music and arts review website that specialises in everything music and art related and they are pretty darn good at it!
Send an email to this address:
...to apply...what you waiting for...?
Time to make things happen? Huh? Well you can start by purchasing the album 'Devil in the Distance' on itunes!!!! GO NOW PLEASE!
The flyer is here:
...what more do you need to know? Go and support! - it could be the best decision you ever make!
*Contact Details (Telephone number)
If you're beats are banging, one of the Ragz 2 Riches team will get back to you, if not...back to the mixing board!
Just do it!
Thursday, 25 September 2008
hmmm, sounds dodgy! He's been let in twice before so what's the problem now? Busta was due to play at the Orange Corps Charity concert tomorrow. It's been reported Luda has been drafted in as his replacement . . www.orangerockcorps.co.uk/2008/09/25/urgent-news/
That didn't take long hey?
Methinks it's time for the old lucky rabbit foot, four leaf clover, horseshoe...
What you up to on Sat afternoon? Feel like voicing your opinion on the theme of 'abstraction and distortion' in art, perhaps? Well get yourself down to 'Tate Britain' on Saturday 27th September!!! This is happening there:
'...live art music and theatre, creative workshops, debate and free food.'
FREE LIVE ART, MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE FROM
Toddla T &MC Serocee
Lady Luck Rules Ok!
Pretty cool huh? and best of all...(the magic words?) IT'S FREE!!!!!
We'll see you there!
Watch it...if you're out, then Sky + it, if you haven't got Sky +, then ask a family member/friend to record it for you, failing that you can watch it on the BBC iplayer via the BBC website! You now have NO excuse!
Boog-A-Loo crew are a crew of Dj's that play all the music outlined on the above. They are sooooo good, that as well as the above, they also have residencies at the following:
Trouble Vision @ Corsica Studios
Get Fuzzy @ 93 Feet East
Bassics @ Corsica Studio
Wanna try before you buy? Go here: www.myspace.com/tbalc
Wanna check it out? go to www.myspace.com/girlgang
psssssttt - they got a sale on too - 20-50% off - don't tell anyone!
Roll Deep are looking for a promotional E-Team. If you qualify as one or more of the follwing, please apply now!
*A Roll Deep fan
*Have access to a computer
*Think you've got what it takes
*Willing to work...hard
you can apply via the Roll Deep myspace which is here:
You can also catch Roll Deep Live at Mucha Marcha @ Proud Gallery, in Camden on Friday 6th October. Tickets are priced at a mere 6 squid! Support will be in the form of A Cyde and Afrikan Boy (Mr Lidl himself!). Dont 'Do Me Wrong' - Go see!
Remedy has been running for quite a while now and we, at LxEnts, are not sure why it doesn't get shown as much love as OTHER (we are naming no names but you know who we mean!!!!!) live showcases!
It's free before 8pm - many others are not (even on the industry list), it not only showcases singers, MC's and musicians, it also showcases the talent of the producers striving to continue to push the music scene forward.
Go support, the best things in life are free (or very cheap at least! - £5 for the rest of the night? that's a bargain!)
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Kidz In The Hall started life with Rawkus Records and released some bangers like...
Wheels Fall Off
...then they parted ways with Rawkus and are now signed to Duck Down Records which leads to this banger right here
Love Hangover - Kidz in the Hall feat Estelle
I think we've said enough...go check out their myspace:
but not before you've checked out (the video) and brought the track (from Itunes)
Ok, be gone!
Dont get me wrong, the music industry is cut-throat! Industry heads are out to make a quick buck in a short time frame, mostly, at the cost of the artist! THIS is just DUMB though...why would you do this?
09-17-2008, 07:59 PM
my deal was 200,000 i got 100,000 upfront paid manager and lawyer 25,000 between em.so i go to make the album and the manager turns out to be a producer safe.then all of a sudden we have an album that i aint even made a beat on jus cos i was tryna jus listen to what im told to do.jus b4 we deliver the record my lawyer has let me know sumthing i didnt know the recording budget is now coming out of my advance i didnt moan but when he told me that the costs were meant to be 20k but now they are 50 grand and still goin i said na every1 **** off cos i was looking at the 200,000 and this jus 1 situation that went on so you can imagine how i feel towards the label and the manager.let me walk people im a music boy im not tryna be famous anymore i jus want music money
The Godfather of Grime.
This was posted on the RWD forum for all the world to see...tell it to Watchgdog, dude!
This lil gem doesn't come without lil extras. Included you will find:
*Hot Toy's new 'True Type' slim body with 38 points of articulation for the more difficult moves!
*Trademark sequinned white glove
*Sequined black coat
*Microphone with stand
*Three sets of interchangeable hands??? - the crotch grabber, perhaps?
*12 inch figure stand with MJ Nameplate
He opened with 'So Sick' which I, at first, found odd but it was all part of the journey that we were undertaking with Ne-yo. From the first note of 'So Sick' to the last note of 'Closer', the entire auditorium was singing along with a lil two step here and there and this even included the tracks that the ghost-writer kindly pointed out (as if we didn't already know!) were written by him for the likes of Rihanna and Beyonce (a lil bad blood here, perhaps?? lol ;) ).
Ne-yo has his game on lock! He understands how to appeal to a mass audience and his incredible aura and sexuality on stage makes all the ladies want to be his 'Miss Independent, Sexy Love' for sure! WHEN he comes back - don't sleep - GO SEE!
In the meantime...WHAT A TRACK!
Monday, 22 September 2008
If you cant find anything to do out of this lot then you deffo need to get out more! ;)
Monday 22nd September - ok...our bad! its a tad quiet today...but it is Monday...jeez...
Ministry of Sound Freshers Party - Ministry of Sound
Ne-Yo (support by Taio Cruz) - Hammermith Apollo - LxEnts will be here!!!!!
Tuesday 23rd September - yeh alright still looking a lil quiet...
Flobots - Kings College (King Tutts)
Wednesday 24th September - ...(tumbleweed)
One Republic - The Forum
Thursday 25th September
Yoyo - Notting Hill Arts Club
Friday 26th September
Club NME - Koko
Omar - Jazz Cafe
The Official Fatboy Slim Beach Boutique 4 Pre-Party - Concorde 2 (Brighton)
FabricLive - Fabric
The Gallery - Ministry of Sound
8th Birthday Party - Herbal
Levi's One To Watch - Metronomy + Others - The Macbeth
Eat The Beat - The Rhythm Factory
DHF - Relaunch Party - Mass (Brixton)
DMC World DJ Championships - Indig02 @ The 02 Arena
See I told ya it would get better! ;)
Friday, 19 September 2008
Don't say I don't hook you up!!!!!
Friday 19 September 2008
New York Hip Hop legend
Thursday, 18 September 2008
Secure your ticket now for
Udiscuss October double-header, Register now!
Spaces are going fast. Register now for our 'First 50' offer and receive the following benefits:
• Guaranteed access to BOTH seminars*
• Invite to Udiscuss end of seminar party (with special guest performances)
• Entry into competition to win paid work experience at Frukt
• Discount to October ILUVLIVE with DJ Ironik
• Access to exclusive video content from previous seminars
IMPORTANT: The First 50 offer requires you to attend BOTH seminars*
(*Failure to attend Paid In Full on Oct 8 will void the First 50 offer AND your entry to the Urban Regeneration finale on Oct. 13)
PAID IN FULL Monday 6th Ocotober 2008 (7-9pm)
Tips on improving cash flow through digital sales, 360o deals, aggregator, spin-offs, track licensing, merchandising and other money-making enterprises.
Speakers: Tinku - Muthas Music (Amp Fiddler, Bugz In The Attic), Billy Grant- 2 Point 9 (Jay Sean), Olly Hodgson - Coda Agency, Andy Varley – Insanity Group
URBAN REGENERATION Monday 13th October 2008 (7-9pm)
The final Udiscuss session looks at the black music scene in the UK and asks what the future holds.
Speakers: Jasmine Dotiwala -Head Of MTV Base, Lorna Clarke Head of Programmes, 1Xtra, Andy Duggan -Primary Talent, Mpho (Artist), Bashy (Artist), Desmond George - GGI Enterprises, Ghetto (Artist), Fusion -Urban Development, Paulette Long -Westbury Music & UD Board
How to get there....
Venue: Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH
Tube: Chalk Farm (Northern Line)
Buses: 393, 168, 31
Visit our website for more info... http://www.urbandevelopment.co.uk
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