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A very rare opportunity to witness jazz drummer and hip hop producer Karriem Riggins perform in London in what is his first ever solo show in London.

With production credits for work with a whole range of well known hip hop artists including Talib Kweli, Slum Village, The Roots, Common and J Dilla under his belt, the jazz drummer has also performed with Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson and Donald Byrd to mention but a few.

He has also turned his hand to a bit of turntablism, and brings his DJ set to England for the show he calls Blend, so called as he mashes together his favourite jazz, soul, funk and hip hop sounds for a unique experience. It’ll get lively…..!!!!

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Joining him will be the UK’s First Lady of Hip Hop, ex MTV and BBC 1Xtra presenter DJ Sarah Love. A major player in UK hip hop’s progression since her days at London’s renowned Deal Real and Kung Fu sessions, she now regularly tours overseas to Europe and Australia.

You can catch Karriem, Sarah and Ben Grymm performing on Thursday 17th September at Trapeze Basement (formerly East Village), 89 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HX. The venue is a 5 minute walk east of Old Street Tube Station.

The night starts at 9.30pm running to 2am, and tickets in advance cost £10 and can be bought HERE Door price will be more, so it’s advised to buy early for what’s sure to be a busy night. This is an event for those aged 18 and over so it’s advised to carry Photo ID

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE

Here’s Karriem performing “Play Your Cards Right” live with Common, taken from the Smokin’ Aces Sountrack

You can learn mmore about Karriem Riggins at his official website www.karriemriggins.com

Any press and media enquiries regarding this event can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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South Africa’s Hype Magazine carries a monthly column At Street Level written by London based journalist Semper Aziz Harris

In the October issue, the column features news on Murs & Fashawn, Snoop, Wu D-Bloc and London’s Melanin 9

Melanin 9 releases his new album “Magna Carta” on 3rd December, his first official album release following on from highly rated mixtapes such as 144,000. Renowned for his lyricism and mic skills, he’s built up a highly respected reputation as one of the UK’s leading wordsmiths which has also seen him build a fanbase on mainland Europe and in the United States

The feature in Hype includes news of the release together with video footage of him performing for the BBC’s Charlie Sloth “Fire in the Booth”, his “Manorlogz Cipher”, and official videos Strange Fruit and Organised Democracy

You can read the whole feature HERE http://www.hypemagazine.co.za/columns/atstreetlevel-5/

Look out for much more UK media coverage around this release in the weeks and months ahead, plus exclusive new footage coming soon where he performs for the new SBTV series SkooledBy, a video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle and live radio appearances

You can follow the magazine and artist on twitter @HypeMagazineSA @AtStreetLevel1 and @Melanin_9

Cds of the album can be pre-ordered from Melanin 9 direct via http://www.m9ether.bandcamp.com These will be sent to the public by the 25th November, a week ahead of the official release to the general public on 3rd December.

Any media enquiries regarding the album can be sent to UrbanElite Promotions via the site at www.urbanelitepr.com/contact/

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West London’s Mystro has just released his long awaited debut album “Mystrogen” on his own “Don’t Bizznizz label, afforded a front page feature on iTunes last week.

A long respected figure in the UK hip hop scene for over a decade, he’s become well known in recent times for being the first to provide a “Fire In The Booth” for BBC 1Xtra’s Charlie Sloth, helped kick start the online series “Rapper Tag UK” and has provided the BBC with the annual “UK Rap Up” for the past 3 years.

Renowned for his mix of wordplay, punch lines, social commentary and humour, the album released on 10th September reflects his full range of skills. Production contributors include Black Einstein, fLako, Show N Prove and Firstman with features provided by Homeboy Sandman, Junior Reid and Lloyd Brown.

The latest off the album is “That Rush”, produced by former beatsmith for The Creators Si Spex

Any djs looking for the full quality radio edit, request it via the contact page on this site

More information at Mystro’s official site www.mysdiggi.com

Follow on twitter @MysDiggi @Si_Spex

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URBANELITE & BLITZ UK PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “ELEMENTZ”
(in association with The Hip Hop Chronicle)

ELEMENTZ is a new club night celebrating the traditional elements of hip hop – deejaying & turntablism, MCs, graffiti, b-boys & b-girls, open mic, beatboxing – all knowledge under one roof.

Planned as a quarterly event taking place throughout the year, the launch night takes place at Rhythm Factory, London on Thursday 26th April 2012.

Each event will host some of the biggest established names on the scene, while also showcasing new emerging talent and representing hip hop culture in all its forms.

Since the early days of the block parties in New York’s Bronx, hip hop has become a global phenomenon. A culture which has developed over the years representing all people irrespective of ethnic background, nationality, gender or religion. While Hip Hop Music has gone on to become a multi billion selling industry over the years, and has fragmented into various genres, the real spirit of hip hop culture remains within the various elements, practiced by those with an understanding of its principles.

The events will reflect the true meaning of hip hop and takes it back to its roots – at its best live with all elements in full effect

Resident DJ is London’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” Sarah Love, recognized from her days performing at the city’s renowned Kung Fu events through to her time presenting for MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra and being the only female dj to be nominated twice as “Best DJ” for a MOBO award.

The events are in association with leading online media outlet The Hip Hop Chronicle. While covering the major stories from the UK and overseas, HHC have provided exclusive footage broadcast on BET, MTV and many others. HHC will film performances and interviews to be broadcast online in the weeks following each event.

FULL LINE UP
MAIN ROOM

DJ SETS FROM DJ SARAH LOVE x DJ 279 x DJ MR THING x DJ SNIPS

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CAXTON PRESS x GENESIS ELIJAH x NABA NAPALM x ETHER L BANKS

HOSTED BY MYSTRO

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HOSTED BY DJ SNUFF WITH DJ JOHNY GARCIA, B-BOY BATTLES, LIVE GRAFF & OPEN MIC
VENUE : The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 / 205 / 254 / N106 / N253
Door Price £8.00 / Tickets available in advance via TicketWeb £7.00
8pm – 3am. This is an over 18′s event only.
Dress code is casual though no tracksuits.
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission.

More information available at
The official site www.elementzuk.wordpress.com
(the site contains videos, images and more information about the performers)
The official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ElementzUK
Thythm Factory www.rhythmfactory.co.uk

TWITTER
@ElementzUK @RhythmFactoryUK @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJMrThing @DJSnips @DJSnuffOne
@CaxtonPress @GenesisElijah @Mystrogen @Ether_L_Banks @HipHopChronicle

“ELEMENTZ” logo designed by The DR1NE

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London’s DJ Sarah Love is currently on tour in the UK with Califonia’s soul singer Aloe Blacc

The ex MTV Base and BBC 1Xtra presenter took time out for a number of media interviews shortly before going on the road for the extensive series of dates. The latest is with Flavour Magazine where the UK’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” discusses her background and how she became involved in deejaying, her thoughts on the current UK scene, how she helped assist set up MTV Africa and her thoughts ahead of touring with Aloe

The tour to date has been a massive success and they play Manchester 7th December, Newcastle 8th December, Sheffield 9th December, Liverpool 11th December, Glasgow 12th December, Bristol 13th December, Hammersmith 15th December and finish at Brighton Dome on 16th December

Read the entire interview at http://www.flavourmag.co.uk/flavour-meets-up-with-dj-sarah-love/

Follow them on twitter @DJSarahLove and @FlavourMag

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London’s 1st Lady of Hiphop & “One Woman Worldwide Wrecking Machine” DJ Sarah Love came fresh from her support of Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs at Brixton Jamm on Wednesday to give this interview to the UK’s street tastemaker online magazine Streets On Demand.

She talks about her experience deejaying, touring, life after MTV Base and BBC 1Xtra, and how she’s preparing for being the official UK tour dj for Aloe Blacc in December

Read more at http://www.streetsondemand.com/home/2011/11/10/ontalk-catch-up-with-djsarahlove-interview/

Follow on twitter @DJSarahLove @StreetsOnDemand

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Cypress Hill and Soul Assassins DJ Muggs stops off in London as part of his Bass for your Face European tour at Brixton Jamm on Wednesday 9th November 2011.

Support comes from the UK’s 1st Lady of Hiphop DJ Sarah Love, Choice FM’s legendary DJ 279, DJ Snuff (End of the Weak / People’s Army / Speaker’s Corner), Chef from Rinse FM, Rod Azlan (Choice FM), DJ Raggs and more.

It’ll be a big night of hiphop and dubstep in both rooms.

The official FACEBOOK events page with all ticket information is http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107283156049554

DJ twitter accounts include @DJ_Muggs @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJSnuffOne @RodAzlan & @RaggsDJ

Any media requests for interviews for either DJ Muggs or DJ Sarah Love should be sent to urbanelitepr@gmail.com

For any other information about the event, email blitzukteam@gmail.com

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