New Dawn Records are starting 2020 with a bang. Hot on the heels of signing New Jersey’s Tru Trilla for his new projects this year, the label have just announced they will be releasing the new album “Panacea” by London duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown on May 5th.

Taken from their official website this morning, the statement added “We are delighted to be working with such highly talented artists and their ground breaking album, another reflection of this label’s identity and future intentions.”

In what is a quite astounding and ground breaking debut partnership, Husky’s productions fuse hip hop, soul, electronica, dub, bass and r&b resulting in a dynamic and energetic soundtrack.

As expected from the Triple Darkness member, Phoenix uses all of his verbal artillery to address a number of highly relevant issues for these times covering the environment, mental health, racism, knife crime, disengagement and social decay.

The full press release can be read HERE

Singles “Cosmic Soul / Seasons of You”, “Dark Rainbow Light / Sins of Gaia” and “The Humans are Coming / Travelling Buddy” will be released during March and April. They include remixes by Soul Brother Juice, Kashmere and Chemo and expect to see accompanying videos.

The pair have also confirmed an album launch party will take place at Brixton Jamm on Friday May 8th in association with Hoochinoo Events with full details to follow shortly.

The label have just launched the video trailer for the album today

You can connect with them on social media at the following
Phoenix da Icefire Twitter Instagram Facebook
Husky Brown Twitter Instagram Facebook

For all label news, visit New Dawn Records’ Official Website and stay in touch via their social media Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

All media inquiries regarding the release can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are available HERE

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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

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@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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Urbanelite Promotions are now fully authorized to accept booking enquiries for London’s 1st Lady of Hiphop, DJ Sarah Love.

Sarah’s reputation grew from her early days deejaying at various Kung Fu events and on local London underground radio stations, and was soon presenting shows for specialist stations in the US, Europe, Australia and Africa.

This soon led to her receiving bookings from around the world, and cemented her position as one of the leading hiphop international club djs, noteworthy given the male dominance that still exists to this day.

In August 2007, Sarah joined the BBC’s urban music specialist station 1Xtra and presented the Friday night Hip Hop Mix Show. In 2008 she also presented the station’s weekend Breakfast show. The internet platform & prestige of being the BBC’s main hiphop dj established her name globally, and the station enjoyed a larger international audience as a result.

She was also instrumental in the launch of MTV Base in Africa as an official soundsystem DJ, and played live at many of MTV Europe’s official events. MTV then appointed her official VJ for the UK’s Base programme, appearing on Trevor Nelson’s “The Lick – Spanking New Music” & had her own monthly feature on the station’s “Good Look”. This was broadcast to the UK and 60 other countries.

In 2009, she was nominated in the “Best DJ” category at the MOBO’s, the only female to have ever received such recognition.

Sarah left BBC 1Xtra and MTV in 2010.

She has had subsequent online tv shows with Spine TV, Squeeze Radio, and still regularly features in many of the urban music specialist magazines.

In the past year she has played clubs in Africa, US, Australia, Europe and the UK and can count names such as Souls of Mischief, The Roots, Wu Tang, KRS-1 and many more as those with whom she has shared the stage.

The “One Woman Wrecking Machine” has a large social media presence, with nearly 5000 friends on FACEBOOK nearly 6000 followers on Twitter and updates these plus her blog via the official site at www.djsarahlove.com with all key events.

She is the official UK tour dj for Aloe Blacc in December 2011, and tours Australia in January 2012.

We are accepting enquiries from anywhere in the world for dates in November 2011 and from February 2012 onwards. There are some dates in December free at the moment, those being Tuesday 6th, Saturday 10th, Wednesday 14th and from Saturday 17th onwards

All enquiries should be sent to urbanelitepr@gmail.com and we guarantee a reply within 24 hours.

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THE LOCK IN BLOG

We have just launched a new blog on Tumblr, “The Lock In”

As a company, Urbanelite Promotions have several online platforms on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, various blogs etc to help promote our international client base

We decided to launch a less formal platform on tumblr to highlight anything that entertained or interested us. This could be news, videos, tracks, sport, music industry “advice”, anything of any nature that we just felt like posting.

This will also be a platform for artists & labels, most likely involved in hiphop, rap, r&b, soul or any other form of “urban” music who we may not be directly involved with, but we like, to have their videos or tracks uploaded. Any artists interested in having their material or details of events added should check the site first, all the contact details are there.

As a taster, we have uploaded some examples, including a rare interview with Souls of Mischief & Sarah Love & “tour stories” from their time in the UK supporting the release of the album Montezuma’s Revenge, when we took D12 to meet Tim Westwood & news of their tour last year & dates in the Uk this year, and some other videos of Stateside & UK artists such as Copywrite, Vast Aire, Supar Novar, Depprooted & we’ll be adding more soon. We also uploaded a couple examples of our 8Tracks mixes featuring international hiphop artists we’ve been in touch with over the years.

Here are a couple examples (the full tracklistings are on the new blog)

Mix 1 incl Phi Life Cypher, Genesis Elijah, Epsilon Project & Classified

http://8tracks.com/mixes/301217/player_v3

Mix 2 incl MC Life, Sway, Skinnyman, Vast Aire, 6th Sense, Saigon, Eternia, Scram Jones

http://8tracks.com/mixes/343905/player_v3

Every week or so we’ll then summarize the latest content in our various other online platforms. Only submissions to the contact quoted at the tumblr page will be considered. General mp3 blast companies need not apply….!

Otherwise, drop by & if you want added, drop us a line

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