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Live Reviews

Big Daddy Kane

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 24 April 2013
By Ryan Proctor | 29 April 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
As one of my top five emcees of all-time, any opportunity to see Juice Crew legend Big Daddy Kane rip the stage is definitely something not to be missed. Having witnessed the Prince Of Darkness live on numerous occassions over the years, it's safe to say the Brooklyn-bred emcee easily… Continue>

Dexys

Venue Duke of York Theatre
Date 15 April
By DJ Taylor | 16 April 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
You couldn't imagine a better venue to showcase Dexys astonishing comeback album than the Duke of York's Theatre. One Day I'll Soar (the band's first album for 27 years) was released last year to universal acclaim from diehard Dexys' fans and hardnosed music critics in equal measure. It's a lovingly-produced,… Continue>

Syleena Johnson

Venue The Jazz Cafe
Date March 30th 2013
By Joanna Chaundy | 02 April 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
The Jazz Cafe was the perfect venue for one of the most underrated soul singers of our time, Syleena Johnson to perform in again Continue>

DEATH OF A MAD BAND: Jodeci, Blackstreet, Dru Hill, SWV, Changing Faces, Damage

Venue Wembley Arena
Date March 23rd 2013
By Sheepish Sharon | 25 March 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
It looks so good on paper; SWV, Dru Hill, Blackstreet, Jodeci..... But in reality, the 90's are over and it is best to keep your memories and leave it in the past. However, let me start from the beginning.... Continue>

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde live

Venue Jazz Cafe, London
Date 7th Feb 2013
By DJ Taylor | 11 February 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
The idea of playing a classic album in its entirety live has been warmly embraced by the rock canon, with everyone from the Pixies to Pink Floyd shouldering their Fenders and playing to packed houses. But rap? Snoop toured Doggystyle last year, however, as far as I'm aware – feel… Continue>

DJ Krush

Venue The Forum, Kentish Town, London
Date 1st February 2013
By Andrew Kay | 05 February 2013
Published in: Live Reviews
Watching a series of deejays perform either their own compositions or their own favourite records might be a bit of a dull prospect, but this turned out to confound fears and ally expectations. Continue>

Sixto Rodriguez

Venue The Roundhouse, London
Date 14th November 2012
By Andrew Kay | 15 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
This past Summer, arguably the best film of the year was released, 'Searching for Sugarman'. This was a deeply emotionally affecting story of the mysterious Sixto Rodriguez, a native of Detroit and ostensibly a Latino Bob Dylan, with his folksy stories of human existence. Rumours abound of his whereabouts, including… Continue>

Lord Finesse live in London

Venue Cargo, London
Date 7th November 2012
By Andrew Kay | 11 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
With another member of Diggin' in the Crates (D.I.T.C) recently cancelling his December London show (Diamond D) we got about as good a replacement with Lord Finesse. Although given the disorganised mess the music industry is in, especially with live shows, you'd be forgiven for thinking that having Finesse instead… Continue>

Pete Rock & C.L Smooth

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 29th Oct 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 06 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
As one of Hip-Hop's greatest musical partnerships, Pete Rock & C.L.Smooth hold a place not only in the rap history books, but also in the hearts of loyal fans worldwide. The Money Earnin' Mount Vernon duo's output in the early-to-mid-90s consisted of nothing but back-to-back classic material, from their debut… Continue>

MF Doom & guests

Venue Village Underground, London
Date 2nd November 2012
By Andrew Kay | 03 November 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
MF Doom shares a lot of similarities to another amiable slacker-cum-genius rapper; Grand Puba. Both are stocky in build, gassed up by the industry and fans as being the second coming, and both - at differing times of hip-hop’s apex - have been responsible for some of the game's greatest… Continue>
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