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The first of four specially commissioned EP’s to mark the re-launch of New Dawn Records after a 15 year hiatus, hip hop crew Belles in Monica release “Y’All in Meltdown – Lazarus EP Volume 1” on April 26th.

It can now be pre-ordered, pre-saved and pre-added on Spotify, Apple, iTunes and Deezer HERE

A combination of their classic singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown” made available for the first time in digital format including remixes by legendary DMC finalist DJ Krash Slaughta and Phi Life Cypher beatmeister DJ Nappa with further contributions by producers G-Sharp, Gripper and London turntablist DJ Mr Thing.

There are also never before released instrumentals and re-worked “18 Edits” of the originals.  Hear the EP’s audio stream teaser for a flavour

The first single releases April 12th. Radio & clubs are now being serviced.  If you’re a DJ looking for full quality mp3s, contact us with your details

 

The next two EP’s in the series will follow hard on the heels of “Y’All in Meltdown

“Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel is an international hip hop collaborative project spearheaded by producer Kruze and featuring male & female rappers from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa. Included in the line up are from the States, Swiss Precise (KBH), Black Market and The Yukonn MC, the UK’s Rapstation host Mr. CRF, Beni Blanco from French crew Originaire du Sud, Madrid’s El Meswy, and the late, great, Primo Brown from Italy’s Cor Veleno.

Out May 17th, check out the audio teaser stream

On June 7th, Belles in Monica return with “Natsukashii – Lazarus EP Volume 2” filled with hard hitting uncompromising rhymes and powerful beats, here’s the new audio teaser

Currently working on additions to the label’s roster, keep up to date with all of New Dawn Records news and releases at their various official online platforms

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New Dawn Records was first established in 1996, and were the original parent company of UrbanElite PR.

Becoming dormant in 2004 so that all resources could be redirected into developing and establishing the promotional division as one of the leading publicists of independent hip hop & rap music worldwide, the label are relaunching in 2019 with UEP reverting to its original role in house.



Just launched today, the official website www.newdawnrecs.com has all the details about the label’s history while outlining their plans for the future, including information regarding the initial set of releases specially formulated to mark their return.

Originally releasing on vinyl and CD formats, New Dawn Records have partnered with US company Ingrooves for worldwide digital distribution, and have four new EP’s in the pipeline representing a mix of back catalogue never before available in digital format, re-worked and produced originals and brand new exclusive tracks.

This early release phase is ahead of the label working with new artists and their products, several of whom may be very familiar to those aware of past work done by UrbanElite PR.

26th April 2019 sees the first of these EP’s releasing, “Y’All in Meltdown – Lazarus EP Vol 1” by the crew Belles in Monica. A mix of their two singles “Y’All Under Surveillance” and “Meltdown”, originally released on 12″ vinyl, both were championed by BBC Radio 1’s Steve Lamacq among others, enjoyed extensive international club support, received coverage in magazines such as Billboard, DJ and Blues & Soul, and were featured in independent films.

Included are remixes by Phi Life Cypher beatmeister DJ Nappa and the legendary DMC finalst DJ Krash Slaughta with further contributions by producers G-Sharp, Gripper and turntablist supreme DJ Mr Thing. The originals have also received the “re-work” treatment reflected in the ’18 edits.

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The second in the series releases 17th May 2019, the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel

A project masterminded by producer Kruze to represent the traditional values of global hip hop culture, this is an international collaboration in the truest sense, with multiple territories represented.

Featured artists include Swiss Precise (KBH), Yukonn MC, Brandon J Atlas, Tone Rome, Lockness, Black Market and Crazy Ballhead (all USA), Creamo and Rapstation’s Mr CRF (both UK), El Meswy (Spain), Magellano (Croatia), Beni Blanco (Originaires du Sud France), Bleek (Holland), Grizu (Germany), Dumi Right (Zimbabwe) and from Italy, Marya and the late, great, Primo Brown (Cor Veleno).

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In this exclusive video interview, his first for two years, north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan reveals all about his artistic change of direction, his new album and his close relationship with the late Sean Price.

While discussing the themes and recording process of his recently released “S.C.U.M.” LP, he explains the transition from the artist formerly known as Iron Braydz to his current persona, a move in part inspired by actor Ray Winstone and the former Boot Camp Clik frontman who he describes as “one of the biggest influences on my life”.

Documenting the reason for his “Sean Price” tribute track, DFH proceeds to give an extensive in depth account of how their relationship grew through the years. He recounts their first meeting backstage in London and subsequent recording session evolving into a personal bond which would ultimately see the Brooklyn legend credit the young MC for his conversion to Islam.

In a series of very poignant recollections, their shared humour, respect and friendship is discernible culminating in rare video footage of the great man performing to his “little brother” on the Jazz Cafe stage. Following a further personal tribute to Bernadette Price, Harlesden’s finest outlines his release plans for 2018.

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Edited & produced by Kieran McFarlane

Da Flyy Hooligan performs live at Arch Space, London this Friday, November 17th – Details at www.hhbitd.com

“S.C.U.M.” released on October 27th through 22 Entertainment.

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NY State rapper Tone Chop & producer Frost Gamble released their album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th through Miami label 22 Entertainment.

Featuring Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, rap battler DNA, Canadian upcomer Whito Rhino and Tragedy Khadafi, it’s rammed full of punchline bars, street stories, rugged rhymes and superior beats, with a welcome helping of turntablism thrown into the mix for good measure.

There’s been extensive worldwide media coverage of the release, and the latest review comes courtesy of Dynamic JAB writing for OK Tho Magazine. Read his appraisal HERE

The pair are now returning from a short stay in New York City where they were meeting with press and appeared as guests on DJ Eclipse’s “Rap Is Outta Control Show” and Guerrilla Grooves Radio in The Bronx.

Frost also releases his new collaborative EP with Tragedy Khadafi “Rare Fabric” this Friday, October 20th, and is busy on remix and new music projects with Horseshoe Gang and Royce da 5’9″ while putting the finishing touches to his solo album “I Missed My Bus”.

Scheduled for a 2018 release, it will include guest featured artists Skyzoo, Ras Kass, Conway, Rah Digga, Crooked I, Guilty Simpson, Ruste Juxx and many more.

All his releases can be bought direct from 22 Entertainment’s BANDCAMP with the album also available on physical and digital formats from Amazon, iTunes and Spotify

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New single by Da Flyy Hooligan, “Distress Signals” produced by Agor features Long Island’s Hus Kingpin and is the second to be taken from the album “S.C.U.M.” releasing October 27th through 22 Entertainment whose back catalogue includes Royce da 5’9″, Fashawn, KXNG Crooked and Joe Budden.

Long established at the forefront of the UK’s burgeoning rap scene, DFH also spent time in NYC as part of J-Ronin’s “All Elements” clic and worked with US artists Sav Killz, Prince Po, Dead Prez, Hasan Salaam, D.V Alias Khryst and the late Sean P. The first single from the album “Savile Row” featured current Stateside luminary Westside Gunn, and speaking about the new release the north west London rapper commented :

“Hus Kingpin has always been a supporter of what I do. When he reached out and said ‘Let’s get one in for the history books‘ Agor and I knew Distress Signals was the perfect art piece for this wonderful collaboration.”

“Distress Signals” was premiered today by Nah Right

Available to buy on iTunes and Bandcamp

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All media & press enquiries regarding the new album, including DJ requests for full quality dirty & clean mp3s of the single “Distress Signals”, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information is available HERE

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Omerta-StreetsConnect Part2

In the lead up to the release of the group’s fifth studio album “Omerta”, Baltimore rapper M.I. from Constant Deviants spoke at length to west coast online publication Streets Connect Magazine.

Part 1 of the interview was published recently, and in the second installment they discuss M.I.’s time spent signed to a solo deal with Arista and the issues he faced particularly in relation to the label’s suggested marketing strategy for him as an artist. This takes the conversation onto the wider subject of how white rappers were, and possibly still are, targeted at specific demographics.

An insight is given into M.I.’s earliest influences, and while several of the greats are acknowledged, he explains that the biggest factor in his development was found closer to home within Baltimore’s scene, and in particular the role played by Lab Tech 1.

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The subject switches to M.I.’s move into the world of film making as an actor, writer and producer, with his most recent movie “Six2Six” having just been screened at last week’s Hip Hop Film Festival in NYC, and the discussion develops further as he explains why he feels it is now less productive for independent artists to release official music videos.

The interview concludes with the announcement that Constant Deviants will perform in Colombia shortly, a territory they have found to be particularly supportive due to a strong vinyl market in line with the label’s policy of releasing in that format, a factor which has also established their presence in the UK, Europe and Australia

The overall interview is one of the most in-depth ever given by M.I., and can be read HERE

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“Omerta” can be bought as a digital download HERE and has been distributed to specialist stores worldwide in CD and vinyl formats by Fatbeats.

Connect with Constant Deviants on Facebook (Group & Label), on twitter (Group & Label) & check out the “Omerta” album stream

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Baltimore rapper M.I. and New Jersey producer DJ Cutt, aka Constant Deviants, released their fifth studio album “Omerta” digitally on June 28th through Six2Six Records.

It is being distributed worldwide on CD and vinyl formats by Fatbeats, and is due in stores from next week.

They have just released their third single from the album. “Reign Storms” was written in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of Baltimore Police officers, all the more poignant now due to the well documented tragic events of recent weeks.

Quite clearly, black lives matter, as indeed do all lives.

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“Omerta” available to buy as digital download HERE

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