Jammer vs Bizzle - Beef!

Surely these two are too old for this. Ain't no major label gonna go near Bizzle if they see this


Crystal Castles rucking with security at Sonar

Apparently down to the sound quality, which as anyone who has been to Sonar will know can be muddy as f**k.

LIVE 32 - Out now!!!!

The summer issue of LIVE magazine, London's - if not the UK's - finest youth run publication, has just got back from the printers. It's a summer music spesh in which you will find our cover star Tinchy Stryder, an interviews with Frankmusik, Jazmine Sullivan and SOV. LIVE goes behind the scenes of cult interactive TV show Dubplate Drama, KIG discuss being stopped and searched, our intrepid reporter Jodie McIntyre (the new McIntyre uncovered?) reports from Palestine, and Amber discusses the 'snitch' word.

If you're 13 to 21 and want to get involved in writing, photography or design (or film and radio for that matter) and be mentored by big in the game professionals, either call us on 020 7326 5979, or drop me a line at Rahul@clara.co.uk


Mumzy new video - One More Dance

New single by Mumzy the only artist signed to superproducer Rishi Rich's label.


Killa Kela - new official video

Killa Kela's back, this is the new single out on June 29, and album Amplified is due late summer. He's got a headline gig at Cargo on July 8th too. Hopefully he's left the crooning and weak R&B behind and is focusing on what he's good at.


Grime MC Ghetto waxing lyrical on Wiley, Skepta and Bashy's albums and supergroup The Movement

So this is super talented grime MC Ghetto (you haven't ever seen anyone with a flow or nervous energy like Ghetts) waxing lyrical on the flurry of recent grime LPs, grime supergroup the Movement and major label runnings. This was shot behind the scenes of LIVE magazine's five a side football feature and photo shoot - grime versus UK rock. Good work Sian and the LIVE crew for pulling this off, and to the weather for holding up!


New Virus Syndicate video - Believe

PR blurb:

In the wake of the Mosquito EP release from Virus Syndicate we now have the music video for the thoughtful song ‘Believe’ as we await the deadly attack of Malaria; their second EP released July 6th .

As Virus Syndicate enter the second phase of the ‘Break Out Trilogy’ of EP’s ‘Believe’ speaks to the meaningful side of the soul. While Dionne’s satisfying vocals are heard we are taken on a journey of loved lost seemingly never to return.

Manchester based Virus Syndicate are continuing their rise to cult status with the current EP release ‘Mosquito’ off Contagious Music and will soon fuel the fire wit the up and coming ‘Malaria’ EP ft Kromestar. Released July 6.


DJ Vamanos - Train Wreck mix

I first stumbled across fellow Brixton boy DJ Vamanos at the turn of 009 while hunting around for global ghetto sounds - you know the hard ass, rowdy, raw and energetic as f**k music whether dancehall, kuduro, baile funk. He'd just come back from Nicaragua with a record box (or pro logic case) of reggaeton, bassline and merengue. He's making moves and is down with Radioclit who in turn are down with Diplo. Here's his latest mix of tropical jams from Africa, Latin America and Caribbean.

Tracklisting here:

Black Dice - Endless Happiness (DFA/Fatcat Records)
Aniceto Molina - La Cumbia Sampuesana
Sonido Siboney - Cumbia Lorana (Live)
Viento Calido - Ya No Puede Ser (AVA Records)
El Hijo de la Cumbia - El Ghetto Va A Mover (Soot Records)
Patrice Roberts ft. Macka - Wukkin Up (Remix)
Ahmed Janka Nabay - Eh Congo (Green Owl)
Khady Black - Crisis (Bananaclipz Bubustyle Remix) (Ghetto Bassquake)
Magic System ft Cheb Khaled - Meme Pas Fatigue (Artop Records)
B.O.P. Feat. Zulu & Costa - Bop Killers (Sony)
Banana Clipz - Push AM (Left, Right) (Ghetto Bassquake)
Skeat - Dumelang (Ruff Riddims)
Dj Mix 1er & DJ Eloh - Bobaraba (Akwaaba Music)
Donaeo - African Warrior (Zephron Entertainment)
DJ Znobia - Beat Remix
ABX - Anthemillas
Homem Barroso - Come Todas
Radioclit - Secousse (All Stars Mix) (Mental Groove)
Scottie B & King Tutt - African Chant (Top Billin' Remix) (TopBillin Music)
DJ SoLmon - UoH Mix
Nayo Crazy - Kibolobolo
Costuleta - Danca do Tchiriri
Buraka Som Sistema - General (Fabric)
Uproot Andy - AKI Special remix

And here's his blog, Ghettobassquake which is a great source of found tropical sounds.

Catch him in the flesh here...

Notting Hill Arts Club, London - Friday June 5th

As usual, I'm playing first Friday of the month with the awesome Secousse Sound System. Secousse continues it's musical rampage across the tropics to bring you the original riddims of Afro-Colombia. Taking you to the windswept caribbean coasts of South America, Vallenato.co.uk, will play the sweet sounds of cuuuuuumbia!! They are one of the only Vallenato bands in Europe keeping the roots alive and are going to mash up all your favourite cumbia jams in a nonstop sun-drenched tropical hoedown.

Joining them, A.J. Holmes and The Hackney Empire, who absolutely destroyed it last month, and are officially the best house band in London will play their awesome Palm wine tropical bangers. On the decks as usual, The Secousse Sound System ft. Radioclit, A.J.Holmes and Vamanos will rinse the Tribal skanking pressure till chuck out. Que Fuego!!


Also that night: O Baile
Bar Music Hall, London - Friday June 5th

A new Portuguese night in East London with a special Tropical pre-summer special.
Live set from Brazilian punk funkers, Tetine, and me playing Baile funk, Kuduro and mas.


Tate Modern
South Bank, London - Friday 22nd June

Catch me and A.J.Holmes bringing the Secousse tropical mayhem to a tent outside at the Tate Modern, turning the Thames into the Amazon for a few hours.

Secousse Sound System DJs: A.J. Holmes & Vamanos 12 - 1pm
The Hackney Empire live 1pm - 2pm
Secousse Sound System DJs: A.J. Holmes & Vamanos 2 - 3pm


Distortion Festival - Copenhagen June 3 to 5

66 parties across five days, with Europe's leading club nights battling it out for the crown of best club, most of which are free. And I'm going. Time to be afraid.