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Live Reviews

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>


Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 17th Oct 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 29 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
London has seen its fair share of performances from golden-eraartists in recent months, with this particular event being one of themost anticipated, promising appearances from not one, but two iconicemcees backed-up by one of the greatest mixtape deejays of all-time. Continue>

Inspectah Deck

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 8 October 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 16 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Times have definitely changed. Almost twenty years ago, in 1993, the mighty Wu-Tang Clan launched an assault from the slums of Shaolin that would have a lasting impact on the music, business and culture of Hip- Hop, placing the RZA-led band of rap brothers alongside the likes of Public Enemy… Continue>

Motown/ Soul Night/ The Elgins

Venue Northamptonshire County Cricket Ground
Date 6th October 2012
By Felix Mensah | 14 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Tonight marked a ‘Shades’ tribute event, (Shades being a local classic soul club of the 60s & 70s). This was a night organised by veteran all round promoter/ DJ Paddy Grady, with guest DJ slots by MKFM/ Envison’s Paul Gray and the legendary Finny, plus the main attraction - a live… Continue>

Large Professor & Cormega

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 26th Sept 2012
By Ryan Proctor | 05 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Few individuals embody the essence of Hip-Hop like Flushing, Queens legend Large Professor. From his early beginnings as a student of the late, great studio wiz Paul C., to Main Source's 1991 classic "Breaking Atoms" and his production / remix work for the likes of Nas, Common and Gang Starr,… Continue>

Cormega & Large Professor

Venue The Jazz Cafe, London
Date 26th September 2012
By Christopher Mitchell | 03 October 2012
Published in: Live Reviews
Cormega and Large Professor on the same bill? I would have been just as excited if it was one of them, but both of them together ensured that this was a night that I could not miss.  I was definitely looking forward to seeing this show.  I have been listening… Continue>
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