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

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

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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RELEASE DATE : 14th December 2009 available from iTunes, Amazon, 7 Digital, eMusic, Rhapsody

LABEL : Phoenix Down’s Chima Anya debuts in the UK with his Double A Side single “New Day (ft Soweto Kinch) / It’s The Manner (ft Jehst), but while new on the block, this young MC’s packed a lot into life already.

Having spent part of his formative years growing up in Glasgow’s Castlemilk estate, he moved south to study and become a qualified doctor, working now in the heart of London. While studying he became heavily involved in the UK hip hop scene, with him performing regularly at Soweto Kinch’s acoustic hip hop nights in Birmingham and forming GTA out of Oxford. Not been slow to make some moves with support slots for KRS-1, Amp Fiddler and Flava Flav, he’s been getting demo tracks round notable radio djs:

Mary Anne Hobbs “Chima’s a dope ass MC”
Ras Kwame “futuristic hiphop, we’re looking for the doctor to come and save hiphop!”
DJ 279 “there’s hope yet for UK hiphop”

as well as getting some more airtime attention from others at Choice, Kiss and 1Xtra

On “New Day”, Chima teams up with old sparring partner Soweto Kinch. Known mainly as a jazz saxophonist, this MC is a two time MOBO winner (best jazz artist), his debut album “Conversations with the Unseen” was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize 2004, and though Dizzee Rascal took the crown, that year saw him pick up two more BBC Radio Jazz Awards.

“It’s the Manner” features a man needing little introduction to UK hip hop fans. Jehst has had a long and respected time in the game, co-founder of YNR with Tommy Evans and a long term involvement with Low Life Records, his albums “The Return of the Drifter”, “Falling Down”, and “Nuke Proof Suit” has made him an established figure in the UK and overseas underground scene. He jumped on the joint while overhearing Chima’s sessions at his own studios.

Produced by long term affiliate Astrosnare, the release is a diverse concoction of some of the UK’s finest talent with a bangin accompanying video for “New Day” also set to do the rounds.

Taken from the new album “NEW DAY” due for release in 2010.

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