In November 2011, DJ Muggs came to Europe on tour in support of his new album “Bass For your Face”

He visited London to perform at Brixton Jamm, and we arranged for some affiliated press to coincide with the visit.

For those familiar with DJ Muggs and his involvement with Soul Assassins and Cypress Hill, it was a surprise to some that he appeared to have a musical departure into the world of dubstep, a sound which first emerged from Croydon in South London.

Dubstep has transferred across the Atlantic recently, with more clubs & events particularly in Canada and the United States’ west coast jumpin on the sound.

In the interview with Han O’Connor for MTV UK’s online MTV Wrap Up, Muggs explains that this isnt necessarily a major departure for him personally. Quoting the early influence of German electronic techno legends Kraftwerk, and working with Goldie and Grooverider on previous jungle / drum & bass collaborations, he explains the heavy 808 kicks were standard back seat furniture in LA cars, so the heavier, deeper the sound, the better the impact!

He touches upon his days with Cypress Hill and his work within various genres, obviously keen to look at how they can develop hybrid sounds and move in new directions.

He recorded the track Snap Ur Neck Back with London’s Dizzee Rascal, and it was premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show during Muggs’ short stay.

Read the whole interview HERE

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2011 has seen a highly consistent level of video output from London’s Genesis Elijah

With his new album “I Aint Even Started Bruv” due out in early 2012, he returned to his ‘Civil Unrest’ EP originally released in early 2010 and ahead of his collaboration with Krate Krusaders on the album “Before I Was Famous” to film a new video for the track “Bellyfull”

The track predicts the riots and civil unrest seen in London and elsewhere in the UK during the summer of 2011, and was shot on the site of Occupy London outside St Paul’s Cathedral. This particular site was chosen by protestors due to it neighbouring the heart of the city’s banking centre….they had in fact tried to occupy the banking district but were moved on.

The protest itself gained further publicity as it led to resignations within the church as internal disagreements whether to support the action left positions untenable. They have vowed to remain in position until at least the new year, and the video contains live footage of Gen performing for people there

Also look out for Genesis Elijah appearing on 2 tracks for Ohio based MC Copywrite’s new album God Save The King which will be released in the UK in March 2012. These tracks also feature Mystro, Iron Braydz and Royce da 5 9.

Keep up to date with what he’s doing at www.genesiselijah.net and follow him on twitter @GenesisElijah

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New York’s Double A.B. spent some time living in north London’s Tottenham.

As the news of the much publicized London riots of August 2011 spread globally, Double A.B. wrote the track London Calling reflecting on what he could see happening in his old neighbourhood. He got together with his old associate & fellow New Yorker Dub Sonata who produced the Clash sampled beat and then approached the UK’s highly rated MC Iron Braydz to feature.

Braydz goes in hard on the track as expected with plaudits for his “Devil May Cry” album last year still reverberating around UK hiphop

Double A.B. and Dub Sonata are currently working on a new album while Iron Braydz has new projects lined up for 2012 with some heavy hittin international names on board

The video was filmed in New York by Last Call Steeve and in London by Despa of Stay Fresh in September this year, edited & produced by Dirty Media London.

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