First off, happy new year and a massive big up to all the heads that made it down to our first event in November. The crowd, acts and vibes were all completely off the chain. For our first event of 2014, we present to you...
Mystro and Deejay LoK
"Honing his craft since very young, the west London-bred Mystro aka MysDiggi has built a reputation as one of UK’s brightest and inspiringly unique vocal talents, releasing a string of critically acclaimed solo singles and EPs, as well as lending his skills to releases by a who’s who of British heavy weights, including Blak Twang, Rodney P and TY to name a few.
His impressive track record has led to recording and performing with a slew of legendary international artists, from Junior Reid and Dawn Penn through to Wu-Tang Clan and KRS-One as well as participation in some extensive tours around the world, earning him a reputation for his humourous wit and refreshing originality both on-stage, in the studio and on camera.
Also in demand as a Master of Ceremonies, Mystro has been hosting gigs from Dublin to Dubai, earning awards for ‘Best Host’ as his natural charisma and undeniable stage presence proves to be a benchmark for today’s veterans and up and comers alike. He’s toured across Europe, Australia and New Zealand extensively, featured on platinum selling albums world-wide, appears on BBC Breakfast, out of the blue, makes viral rap songs for Blackberry and does a yearly UK Rap Up with ease whilst continuing to be consistent with music releases… not bad for an independant artist.
Mystro is now gearing up to release the deluxe version of his debut LP ‘Mystrogen’ which was met by critical acclaim, from earning ‘Cracker Of The Week’ title via Charlie Sloth on BBC 1Xtra to having an itunes Hip-Hop homepage banner for the release a record 3months, as well as spins from major radio stations across the UK. With features and production from the likes of fLako, Homeboy Sandman, Junior Reid & Show N Prove it only makes sense that a deluxe version (including a full EP & remixes) is released with the proper push it deserves.
Most drugs are mind altering to some extent… ‘Mystrogen’ is no different and if you’ve been blessed enough to hear any previous releases like ‘Music Mystro’, ‘F.D.T. EP’ or ‘Digmund Freud’, you’ll know MysDiggi is not one to hold back on pushing the boundaries both sonically and conceptually.
Everything Mystro has achieved so far has been done without the aid of management or major label backing – an accomplishment in itself. Armed only with his initiative and god given talent, Mystro has bubbled just below the surface for long enough. Now, it’s time to take it above ground for Hip-Hop fans and good music lovers alike. Don’t sleep…"
"Deejay LoK - a DJ for 15 years in the clubs, official DJ for UK rap legend Mystro / Mysdiggi, Suspect Packages LIVE resident, black music collector, beatmaker, record shop worker and general music enthusiast!"
Defenders of Style
"Defenders of Style are a group of 4 emcees and 1 DJ based in Leeds that are ten years strong in practice and performance. Consisting of producer/MC, Jack Danz, MC’s Prys, Joe Snow, Mr Disgust and DJ Sirplus on the decks. They have played at numerous venues across the EU alongside artists such as Masta Ace, Edo G., MF Doom, Immortal Technique and Souls of Mischief.
In the last year they have played club nights and festivals located in over 13 cities and 4 countries with more international bookings rolling in. Their previous releases have been recognised by industry professionals and peers alike for content, style and delivery with mainstream magazines such as “DJMag” accrediting it 9/10 next to DJ Premiers new release.
With an ever productive work ethic, Defenders of Style will be making good music and performing live sets until their joints collapse and their teeth fall out. Currently in the final stages of another collaborative project with The Office, I say with full conviction that this is going to blow you away …when it finally drops that is. The group are currently in the process of getting the next album put down, whilst recently releasing the video for Mr Sheen (Dolce Still Nuovo) and working on the highly anticipated 419 pt 2".
"Juga-Naut represents the best that UK hip-hop has to offer. A multi-talented young emcee, producer and sound engineer with an international following, he creates every aspect of his music himself from concept to final product. He has released 3 mixtapes blending classic and original production, and collaborated with renowned UK artists such as Joe Buhdha, Wretch32 and Scorzayzee. He has performed on legendary UK stages and opened for hip-hop royalty including Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and DJ Premier. Influenced by artists like A Tribe Called Quest, Wu Tang, MF Doom and Big Pun, he combines exquisite lyricism, experimental beats and authentic soul".
Hip Hop Producer/DJ based in Lincoln, UK.
Co-founder of Undertone Sound System & resident DJ at Lincoln's biggest underground, monthly Dubstep / Hip Hop / DnB session doing strictly vinyl mixes.
Part of The Heavy Links Hip Hop crew with Habitat and El Tel The Dopeness.
Donnie Propa's held down nuff residencies and supported some of the biggest acts in UK Hip Hop, (Phi Life Cypher, Cappo, Scorzayzee, SonnyJim, Mystro, Chrome (Def Tex), Kyza, Foreign Beggars, Micall Parknsun, DPF, Asaviour, Genesis Elijah, Scratch Perverts, Four Owls, Buggsy, Jam Baxter, Prose, Iron Braydz, Dayse and Aver.....) International acts (DJ Premier, Inspectah Deck, Annakin Slayd, Lord Finesse, Boogie Blind, Statik Selektah) Dubstep and Drum n Bass (Distance, Fused Forces, Thelem, Netsky, Benny Page,Kenny Ken, Benga, Stenchman, Pendulum, Bladerunner, DJ Hype, Kromestar, Grooverider, Bass Clef, Adam F, Total Science....) over the last decade at venues and festivals all round the UK. His mixes are downloaded by hundreds of people all over the world.
£7 in advance. MOTD.
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