Tag: defenders of style
DOWNLOAD | Defenders of Style – The Death of Meaning
This is the brand new album from Leeds based rap group Defenders of Style called “The Death of Meaning”. The new album came as a shock to most fans, and very quickly after Joe Snow’s solo release of “Sense Outta Madness”. The 13-track album can be downloaded from the bandcamp link above, and has been produced entirely by DSFam producer Jack Danz. Shouts go to Sir Plus for the cuts. Please make sure to support Defenders of Style by downloading the album from the link above, and you can watch out recent freestyle with Joe Snow on the YouTube player below.
PREVIOUS | Eskar – Harping On
Upcoming Leeds-based rapper Eskar has released the video for his single “3310”. In true tribute to the Nokia 3310, Eskar teams up with Leeds crew Defenders of Style and DJ esSDee for the track, which has been produced by Jack Danz. Check the Hip-Hop Kings archives for more Eskar music, and you can watch Eskar ft Defenders of Style and DJ esSDee – 3310 on the YouTube player below.
A fantastic collaboration between Defenders of Style and Split Prophets has seen the release of the video “Ferme La Bouche”. Translating to shut your mouth, Ferme La Bouche is a typical DSFam head nodder with visuals of Klonism doing what he does best with a few cans (remember the Hip-Hop Kings logo at Sedgwick avenue? Same artist). Make sure you download Defenders of Style and Split Phophets – Ferme La Bouche / Smash n Grab single from the bandcamp link listed above. However, you can watch Defenders of Style ft Split Prophets – Ferme La Bouche on the YouTube player below.
DOWNLOAD | Defenders of Style vs Tha Office Mixtape
DOWNLOAD | Joe Snow – Sense Outer Madness
EXCLUSIVE | Joe Snow – Sense Outer Madness Freestyle
EXCLUSIVE | 25 Facts About Joe Snow – Sense Outer Madness
Following the release of the Defenders of Style vs Tha Office mixtape, we have a brand new video from the project for the single “Childs Play”. Production credits go to Alamak, with MC’s (in order of appearance) J.Bravo, Jack Danz, Optkis, Lego and Teknico showing exactly why they’re two of the most talked about groups in UK Hip-Hop. Check out the Defenders of Style vs Tha Office mixtape on the link listed above, along with our exclusive Joe Snow interview and Joe Snow exclusive 25 Facts article on his solo album “Sense Outer Madness”. You can watch Defenders of Style vs Tha Office – Childs Play on the YouTube player below.
TICKETS | Method Man and Redman Live in Leeds
EXCLUSIVE | 25 Facts About Joe Snow – Sense Outer Madness
PREVIOUS | Tha Office vs Defenders of Style Cypher
On Sunday the 21st of December, the city of Leeds will be given a perfect pre-Christmas gift in the form of Method Man and Redman, who will be performing at the o2 Academy. There are still limited tickets available which can be purchased from the link listed above, and local artists and HHK featured artists Tha Office and Defenders of Style will be the supporting acts. Make sure you check out Tha Office and Defenders of Style HHK exclusives on the links listed above, and look out for HHK at the event (we accept drinks, food, merchandise and £10.00 notes). You can also watch Tha Office exclusive freestyle with HHK below.
PRE-ORDER | Joe Snow – Sense Outer Madness
West Yorkshire Hip-Hop artist and Defenders of Style member Joe Snow gives Hip-Hop Kings his 25 facts about the upcoming album “Sense Outer Madness”. Joe Snow’s Sense Outer Madness will be available from the 2nd of December from the download link above.
1. JOE SNOW are actually my initials. After mi mother never fully got over the freedom of the 60’s she named me after every possible father – Joe, Oliver, Elliot, Stephen, Neville, Owen and good old Winston who use to pop round every other Sunday to buy nock off baccy with his 3 legged dog Clyde.
2. Some of the verses from the album ‘Sense Outer Madness’ where nearly released 5 years ago on what was going to be my debut solo album. Thank god they weren’t cos the amount of horse tranquilizers I was consuming at that point made me think the title ‘Life In Poetry’ was a good name.
3. Defenders Of Style have a handful of DJ’s on call cos our Original DJ Sirplus keeps running off with the circus.
4. Defenders have a lot of the good Support slots in Leeds, from Master Ace to Immortal Technique and on the 21st of Dec we’ll be supporting Method Man and Redman alongside the Tha Office. Whilst I like to pretend its because of talent its probably more cos I give a cracking foot massage and the promoter T.Green has some proper horrid toes.
5. I once went traveling for a few months. Whilst I was away one of mi house mates brought a random lass back from town. Too drunk to perform he passed out so the lass belled some next random geeza to come round to my yard. My other house mate heard people in my room and knowing I was away he went in to find two random people fucking in my bed. They didn’t tell me till me this till 2 years later.
That has fuck all to do with music like, but still……..
6.The track ‘Thats Life’ from the album ‘Sense Outer Madness’ features the singer Cleve Freckleton. Cleve has been making music for decades and is also the father to one of the U.Ks best battle rappers.
7. On the subject of singers, the other singer on the album is Maddie Barber aka Baddy Marber aka EM BIZZLE, She’s referred to in the industry as what is know as a garage sensation.
8. I did a show with one of the U.K’s biggest producer/rappers and he told us Busta Rhymes is actually a homosexual, not sure if I’m avin that en tho.
9. The name for the DS album ‘Dolce Stil Novo’ means ‘Sweet New Style’ in Italian and was the name of a literary movement in the 13th century, To this date no one in Defenders as been known to pronounce it correctly.
10. I have a pal that used to be able to blow smoke out his ear, True Story!!
11. Almost every track recorded for ‘Tha Office vs DS’ mixtape was wrote, written and recorded in Alan Macks house just off Town Street cho. It was easily the most fun I’ve had writing an album. We’d turn up mid day and start drinking hard liquor whilst working on the beat and writing the bars at the same time. For live shows I had to learn every one of my bars again cos I was that pissed when it was recorded it was like someone else had wrote em.
12. The sofa from the video ‘Fish In A Barrel’ was left at the top of the Cow and Calf rocks after filming, it is now used by a homeless dude that claims he is the inventor of the Spork (A spoon shaped fork with a jagged edge for cutting)
13. Sonar Cousin who produced a lot of the ‘Sense Outer Madness’ album got his name off his uncle Sonar who was a B-Boying champion out in South Africa, he was originally going to be called Sonar’s Nephew but Sonar Cousin had more of a ring to it.
14. If you put Lego and Matter in a room together and say a 4 syllable sentence they will then carry on rhyming multis to each other till you feel like killing yoursen. This was proved to be true back in 1963 when a poor monk asked matter to buy him a “Packet of crisps.”
15. Defenders Of Style when abbreviated is D.S NOT D.O.S!!!!!
16. DJ Sirplus once needed a piss on in the middle of a show, so in front of a couple hundred people he whipped his wanger out and pissed in a pint glass. No one noticed!
17. 419 is a code for DS that is so technical I don’t even fully understand it mi sen.
18. I have more hair on my toes than i do on my face.
19. ‘Heroine’ From the album ‘Sense Outer Madness’ is a track comparing the emotions of a relationship to that of a Drug Addiction. Its based on my experiences in a few different relationships all muddled into one, however the Jackie Chan line is specific to one ex where I had to climb out the window and down a drain pipe. she then silently ran up on us and unleashing a Muay Thai fly kick, I was more impressed than mad.
20. After years of getting far too high I don’t actually smoke weed anymore. I still wanted to make a track for my listeners to sit down and get blazed to tho that’s why Mr Nice is on the album. (I had to put this fact in cos mi pal Lang gives us shit about it all’t time)
21. I have a mate that once got so goosed he shat in a bin!
22. In high school Defenders Of Style was originally Sick Syllables (we were only young) when we clocked the logo was SS and decided to change it to DS pretty quickly.
23. Louis Le Prince was the first guy to film some sh*t and he filmed it in Roundhay Park! Also Erasmus Darwin (darwins grandad) clocked onto evolution way before his kids lil nipper and he got all his ideas off a guy called David Hartley who like Alan Mack lived just off Town Street in Armley. LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS!!!
24. Lego is Shit at FIFA
25. The next DS album is gunna be out sometime in 2015 on www.defendersofstyle.bandcamp.com its guna easy be our best work to date but till then go get yoursen a copy of Sense Outer Madness from the same site!
PREVIOUS | Defenders of Style – Pianist
Two of Leeds’ biggest Hip-Hop groups release a collaborative video titled the Defenders of Style vs Tha Office cypher. Most MC’s on the video have been featured on Hip-Hop Kings in the past including the likes of Joe Snow, Teknico, Matta, J Bravo, Optik, Potter, Zen, Jack Danz, Dialect and P Solja. Credits go to Chris Bromley for filming and editing the cypher, and look out for the Defenders of Style vs Tha Office mixtape which will be available to download from April 4th 2014. You can watch the Defenders of Style vs Tha Office Cypher on the YouTube player below.
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PREVIOUS | Defenders of Style – High Noon
The Defenders of Style promised new music this evening and here it is. The new single “Pianist” was uploaded to the official Defenders of Style YouTube page around 10 minutes ago and is quickly racking up views as we speak. Last month the DSFam released “High Noon” which was made available as a free download from the Defenders of Style website. You can listen to Defenders of Style – Pianist on the YouTube player below.
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Previous | Defenders of Style – 419
West-Yorkshire based Hip-Hop crew Defenders of Style present the video for their latest single “High Noon”. DSFam are one of the pioneers of the Leeds Hip-Hop scene and the likes of Jack Danz and Disgust show why they are highly regarded among peers and fans of the genre. The single has also been made available as a free download from the Defenders of Style website (link listed above). You can watch Defenders of Style – High Noon on the YouTube player below.
Ticket Link – http://bit.ly/U3kGXA
As part of his 2012 U.K and European tour, Immortal Technique has announced that he’ll be performing in Leeds at the University on 1st November 2012. “This Is Hip Hop” are the promoters of the event, and have called upon local artists Defenders of Style as opening acts, as well as DJ Konny Kon who’ll be the DJ for the evening. Immortal Technique has sold out his Manchester show, so fans looking to see him in 2012 are encouraged to buy tickets from the link listed above. You can view the official set of tour dates along with the event poster for the Immortal Technique event in Leeds here.
21.10.12 – Brighton (Concorde 2)
25.10.12 – London (Electric Brixton)
27.10.12 – Birmingham (Drum Theatre)
28.10.12 – Manchester (Academy)
30.10.12 – Glasgow (o2 ABC)
01.11.12 – Leeds (University)
02.11.12 – Belfast (Mandela Hall)