You may recognise the name from Giles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers Eight record where her track Bout You was featured. Here’s her first mixtape, which is available for free download on the player above.
South East London resident Milo is only 16 years old, and if this is anything to go by she’ll be making commercial waves in the not too distant future.
Production from, amongst others, Mello Music Group’s Oddisee.
This Saturday get yourself down to one half of Musikal’s local boozer for what will surely be a cracking night of afro, latin, detroit, broken, hip hop, boogie and much more.
Kelvin Brown’s career has seen him start the legendary Eyes Down parties and hold down residencies at both Plastic People and Manchester’s Electric Chair.
RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook, here.
All this, for free, from 9pm to 2am.
See you there.
One half of Musikal was lucky enough to be in attendance at Elzhi’s show at the Jazz Cafe last night. Predictably, he was incredible. This isn’t Musikal’s footage (ours came out looking and sounding like a shit cine film your Dad took on a summer holiday in the 80s), but for an amateur iPhone (I assume) video, it’s come out very nicely.
Come one, come all. And dig deep, it’s for the worthiest of causes.
“We’ll be holding a fundraising event with some of the finest cutting edge names in bass and electronics on the 11th of August at The Nest in Dalston, East London with a quality line-up including Warp’s aquacrunk king Rustie, Deep Medi’s dubstep/soul supporter (and Silkie’s sparring partner) Quest, Hyperdub’s newest recruit Ossie, Eglo boss and Rinse FM regular Alexander Nut, Svetlana Industries multi-talented mover Nightwave, Hum & Buzz label boss Optimum, Super Records boogie/bass maestro Photomachine, and two DJs from Deep Teknologi’s growing house of producers, J Bevin & Zander Hardy – plus more to be confirmed. It’s a ramjam line-up, and has a couple of big additions to be announced, so watch this space.
We’re aiming to raise around £3,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, and are already a third of the way there already – but with your help we could really smash this total, so please donate kindly at our Just Giving page.
I’m still not sure what to make of this much hyped group, so here’s the facts:
There’s four of them (brothers Mensah and Kwame Hart, Mark Lenihan and Marcus Harris). They’re from Brixton. The video is directed by Jak Frsh. The song, to be released next week, will have remixes from El-B, Sepstar and G Frsh.
Last night, live hip hop did me wrong. I was due to see Snoop Dogg perform at Shoreditch House, pool-side on the roof-top. Despite being surrounded by what can only be described as ‘fucking tossers’, I was excited. He was due on at 11pm. Midnight passed, still no D O double G. No problem, I was willing to wait. 1am, no. 2 am, nothing. Finally, shortly after 2am, he was spotted, being whisked down the corridor by his entourage. Brilliant, he must be on soon. No. Minutes later the annoucement we’d all been fearing came, he would not be performing at all.
Still, at least I got to stand in the freezing cold, cramped, and with my short fuse being burned out by posh fucking dickheads who think ‘putting your diamond in the air’ to every-single-dry-and-tired-beat-the-warm-up-DJ-plays makes them on a level with Big L.
The party goers at the above Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival had it better, as 2 other members of hip hop royalty perform the Tribe Called Quest classic.
I go to the second night of this, tonight. I fear I’m going to be the oldest person there (and I’m still in my twenties).
Wish me luck.