Wednesday, 1 October 2008

YNR Instore, Louis Den Beat Cypher, Serocee on Tour with Roots Manuva and more...

This Thursday is going to be a busy one, kicking off with a YNR Instore promoting Sir Smurf Lil's new album "A New Bloodline" which is out very soon. Performances from Smurf, Jehst, Micall Parknsun and DJ IQ.

If you've not seen them before, it's not to be missed with all of them having released top quality (and in some cases classic imo) albums, ep's, 12"s & 7"s in no particular order you should check
Jehst's High Plains Drifter EP, Falling Down, Alcoholic Author, Nuke Proof Suit and Keep It Live
Parky's Working Class Dad, Tha Sh!t and Hungry
Sir Smurf's My Alpha and
DJ IQ's Live From the Sofa and 9 To Five / 8 bars of Fire Pt.2
Get hunting (or maybe a few will be available at the gig)

The first Louis Den Beat Cypher is after the instore, so get yourself down to Rooty Frooty as it's going to be a unique experience not to be missed with 4 incredible producers Jehst, Soweto Kinch, Kelakovski and Mr Dick...swiped from Kos

The online beat community Louis Den Beat Battles ( takes to the stage with the first outing of its "Beat Cypher" night; the aim of "Louis Den Beat Cypher" is to showcase the production element of hip-hop in a live setting, the main focus will be on the 4 profiled producers of the night as well as live PA's from artists.

The aim is to mix more established talent with those making noise in the underground and centre it around a production setting, all beats from the evening will be played out live from some or all of the hardware used to create it allowing the producers to make all manner of live changes to their beats as they are being played; the artists PA's are also over these beats meaning we'll be connecting them with producers they may not necessarily have worked with before making a unique never to be repeated again performance of their tracks.

The night will feature a set of showcase rounds from each producer having their beats played out live; all of which is up to the producer; you'll hear a mix of blaps from their catalogue ranging from fresh beats to existing tracks to never before heard bangers from their vault!. They'll also be taking part in preset challenges to deliver a beat made to certain specifications (samples / themes...similar to the online louis den beat battles format); here we'll hear their take on flipping a sample or following a particular theme.

Finally to stitch it all together the Louis Den Cypher DJ will be providing the soundtrack inbetween the beat rounds and PA's playing a mix of hip-hop, instrumentals and original breaks for you beat heads to try and place!, our DJ will also be playing a selection of submitted beats from the crowd!! producers in the crowd are encouraged to bring a short beat reel or 1 or 2 full lengh beats to get played over the system!.

If you are able to make it down to the night please do so! as we're keen to make a success of it and continue bringing you more as time goes by! (end of Thievery!)

I'm playing in Kidderminster on Friday for Our Corner
with the one and only Billy Chill Fingers, free in too.

Saturday is the welcome return of Mr Thing to Funkbox for our first gig at our new venue of The Hare and Hounds it was only right to get him back to Birmingham to rock the floor after an amazing gig for us last year, FUNKBOX looks forward to one of the worlds best Hip-Hop producers and DJ's digging deep for us once again. Yet again we have managed to secure Mr Thing to use a vinyl only selection non of this laptop business!!! With a small venue (capacity 140) advance tickets would be strongly advised!!

£4 advance tickets / MOTD.

8.30pm - 2am

The Hare and Hounds (Venue 2)
High Street
Kings Heath
B14 7JZ

JIBBERING (MOSELEY) 0121 449 4551

Evil Ed & Conspicuous new album "The Get Together" is out now so go cop that! Loads of great tracks and some quality guests, cd and download only unfortunately, but go support that good music!

Finally Serocee is on tour with Roots Manuva this week, you can catch him on the following dates and maybe a few more...
Weds 8th Oct Liquid Room Edinburgh
Thurs 9th Oct The Arches Glasgow

Finally (yeah I know long post) Cappo and Styly Cee have decided to postpone coming on the show this monday as the release date has been put back, no biggie so the date for your diaries is now Monday 10th November.