TICKETS | DJ Format x Abdominal – UK Tour Tickets
For the first time in over 10 years, the legendary DJ Format and Abdominal will embark on a nationwide UK tour which starts in Manchester (5th of November) and finishes in London (22nd November). With the Jazz Cafe being the grand finalé for the tour, the pair have promised brand new material to be premieréd at the live shows, which are starting to sell out fast. Fans can purchase tickets on the links listed above, and you can view the full list of tour dates for the DJ Format and Abdominal tour below.
05/11 Manchester, The Deaf Institute * sold out
06/11 Newcastle, Hoochie Coochie * sold out
07/11 Glasgow, Drygate Brewery
08/11 Edinburgh, Studio 24
09/11 Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
10/11 Nottingham, The Bodega
11/11 Belfast, Love and Death
12/11 Lincoln, Straight & Narrow
13/11 Leeds, Mint Club
14/11 Blackpool Bootleg Social
15/11 Whitstable, The Dukes
18/11 Brighton, Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
19/11 Southampton, Orange Rooms
20/11 Bristol, The Attic
21/11 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
22/11 London, Jazz Café
In celebration of promoting for 10 years, The Doctors Orders have announced another huge party with potentially, their biggest DJ set to date. The legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, J Rocc and The Nextmen will be performing at Scala on the 23rd of October. There will also be a secret set from a DJ who we won’t be revealing at the moment so make sure you attend this event. Tickets can be purchased from the link listed above and view the official event flyer here.
DOWNLOAD | Atmosphere ft deM atlaS – Finer Things
As these two Rhymesayers Entertainment artists prepare for a European tour, Atmosphere and deM atlaS present the new track “Finer Things”. Production credits go to Atmosphere’s Ant, and the track has been made available to download from the link listed above. Hip-Hop Kings will be in attendance in Mancheter on the 2nd of October to see Atmosphere and deM atlaS perform at Gorilla, so come say hello if you see us. You can view the full list of tour dates below, along with listening to Atmosphere ft deM atlaS – Finer Things here.
Europe Tour Dates:
Sept. 30th – London, UK – Electric Brixton
Oct. 1st – Brighton, UK – The Arch
Oct. 2nd – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
Oct. 4th – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Oct. 5th – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Oct. 7th – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg (The Max)
Oct. 8th – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Oct. 9th – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
Oct. 10th – Paris, FR – Bellvilloise
Oct. 12th – Cologne, DE – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
Oct. 13th – Munich, DE – Hansa 39
Oct. 14th – Berlin, DE – C-Club
Oct. 16th – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
Oct. 17th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret
Oct. 18th – Stockholm, SE – Debaser Medis
For those who have followed Hip-Hop Kings over the years, you will be fully aware of the Brown Bag AllStars, and specifically Koncept and J57. If you aren’t aware this is the time to get involved. The highly anticipated “The Fuel” E.P has a confirmed release date of November 20th 2015, and we can now share the official artwork and track listing. Guest appearances come from the likes of familiar faces in Akie Bermiss and Hollis, with other features coming from Nevaeh, Dice Raw and The Grand Concourse among others. You can view the official artwork and track listing here.
1. Porcelain feat. Hollis
2. The Fuel feat. Akie Bermiss
3. Excitement feat. Andrew Thomas Reid
4. Crazy Is Beautiful feat. Nevaeh
5. Live Forever feat. Dice Raw
6. Jump feat. Akie Bermiss
7. Patience feat. Denitia
8. Plane Ticket feat. The Grand Concourse
TICKETS | Xzibit Live in Manchester
Thanks to Sound Collective, we will have the opportunity to see the legendary Xzibit perform in Manchester on Tuesday 6th October. The venue is the infamous Gorilla, and Xzibit is expected to perform both old, and newer material to what will be a sell-out crowd in a couple of weeks time. Tickets can be purchased from the link listed above (there is also an option of a VIP meet and greet), and please make sure you join the Facebook group (HERE) to keep up to date with any further information. You can view the official promo artwork, and listen to my favourite Xzibit song (Paparazzi) on the YouTube player below.
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This is the new video from BBK’s Jammer for the single Royal Rumble, which features TWELVE other grime MC’s. Jammer calls upon the likes of Hyper, D Double E, Footsie, Lethal Bizzle, Bruza, Royal, Face, Jendor, Shorty, Discarda, Blacks and Ears, which is now on the B list on BBC Radio 1Xtra. The Royal Rumble track is released in conjunction with Lord of the Mics 7, which will be released on the 25th of September, with the live show on the 23rd of September at the 02 in London. You can watch the brand new video from Jammer – Royal Rumble on the youtube player below.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE | Rated Awards 2015
Thursday 17th September will be the date of the first “Rated Awards” show, and we now have the full list of nominations. Last month, Hip-Hop Kings posted the news that GRM Daily and KA have teamed up to celebrate the UK rap and grime scene, and this Thursday is when the show takes off. Make sure you visit the Rated Awards website for the full list of nominations which include the likes of Big Narstie, Skepta, Charlie Sloth and many more, and you can watch the Rated Awards promo video on the YouTube player below.
I want to say a huge congratulations to Rod (aka Spin Doctor) and the team at The Doctors Orders for reaching their 10 year anniversary. We passed ours last September and not many UK labels/promoters/websites achieve that feat. To celebrate, DJ Premier and his live band will be performing alongside The Four Owls (a reunion of the huge hit (Think Twice) at The Forum this Saturday. Tickets are currently on sale from the link listed above and this is an event I guarantee you will NOT want to miss. You can view the official flyer showing those who have performed for The Doctors Orders over the years, and the promo video on the YouTube player below.
The UK Hip-Hop world was introduced to Ocean Wisdom with his video “Walkin” which was produced by Dirty Dike. The quick-fire lyricist is back, once again with Dirty Dike, presenting the visuals to his single “Splittin The Racket”. With Dirty Dike production, fans highly anticipated the new single, which also comes along with news about Ocean Wisdom’s debut High Focus album “Chaos 93” which will be available later in 2015. You can watch the brand new video from Ocean Wisdom – Splittin The Racket on the YouTube player below.
To celebrate #HighFocusDay we are delighted to share the news that Dirty Dike has announced a new album which is titled “Sucking on Prawns in the Moonlight”. Two years after his last album, Dirty Dike returns with the new album which will be available on the 21st of September 2015, via CD, double vinyl (limited edition run) and digital. If that wasn’t enough, Dirty Dike will also be touring with Verb T and Illinformed as they celebrate the upcoming release of “The Man with the Foggy Eyes”. So we have the official artwork and track listing for Dirty Dike – Sucking on Prawns in the Moonlight, along with the list of UK tour dates below.
Dirty Dike – Sucking on Prawns in the Moonlight Track Listing
1. Great Attempt Feat. Fliptrix
2. Alcoholic Tosser
3. I Ain’t Got A Clue
4. Mallory & Josephine
5. Isleham Swamp
6. The Lamb Shank Intermission
8. Takeover Feat. Remus
9. Paper Tigers Feat. Chester P & Verb T
10. Me & You Feat. Jam Baxter
11. Crystal Cindy
13. Hold My Hands
14. Posse Gang Eight Million Feat. Remus, Ocean Wisdom, Jam Baxter, Lee Scott & Dabbla
Dirty Dike x Verb T x Illinformed UK Tour Dates 2015
7.10.15 – Southampton – Junk
8.10.15 – Bristol – Motion
10.10.15 – Brighton – Concorde 2
14.10.15 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
15.10.15 – Liverpool – 24 Kitchen Street
16.10.15 – Leeds – Beaver Works
17.10.15 – Manchester – Gorilla