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Filmed on 12th May 2015, the actual day of release of their fourth album “Avant Garde”, Constant Deviants sat down with The Beeshine in New York while they were in town for a series of media and radio interviews.

For fans of the group, this footage is also a bit of a collectors item as both Emcee M.I…no it’s not DeNiro in Raging Bull ;)…and DJ Cutt discuss a variety subjects from their history, rarer than some of the 12″‘s in Cutt’s crates!!!

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They talk about their very earliest days getting into music, M.I. explaing his family’s musical background and Cutt reflecting on the days of Red Alert on Kiss and hearing LL Cool J’s “Rock the Bells” for the first time.

Moving on to first performing, M.I. recalls the days of hip hop culture first arriving with breakdancin crews and the first freestyle sessions at a record store in Baltimore’s Saratoga Street, while Cutt reveals all about destroying his father’s turntable trying to scratch for the first time, then saving up lunch money to get his first decks….without a mixer….

However it was the progression for both to NY state, with Cutt at school for music engineering that the two met in the 90’s and performed together for the first time at college parties.

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The pivotal point came with the release of their first 12″ Competition Catch Speed Knots, and Cutt reveals he still has a picture of DJ Premier buying a copy at Beat Street. M.I. explains his development from initially a battle rap style delivery to a writer of reality rhymes, and both speak about the benefits they’ve enjoyed of travelling to Europe, learning business skills from the industry and how they’d like to be considered in years to come.

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW

At the time of this interview, they were also guests of Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro on Beatminerz Radio, and meeting with DJ Evil Dee again after many years ultimately led to Da Beatminerz remixing Constant Deviants most recent single “End All Be All”.

It was released yesterday, check the stream

Having just wrapped the filming of their new movie “Six2Six”, they’re now back in the studio recording a new album. Avant Garde can be bought HERE and you can connect with them on social media on FACEBOOK or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts @Six2SixShift & @IncredibleCutts

All press & media enquiries about Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, contact details HERE

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Despite releasing their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, it’s remained a busy time for veteran hiphop duo Constant Deviants

The have just wrapped the filming of their new movie “Six2Six” and Emcee M.I. released his solo project “Psychedelic 60’s”, available as a free download HERE

They also spoke with London’s Rough Online Magazine recently where they discussed a variety of issues including first of all the new album, then the changes in the hip hop industry they’ve witnessed over the years since they started out in the mid 90’s.

The interview moves on to Sadat X’s comments to Jack Thrilla about “grown man hip hop” and the perceived resurgence of hip hop which owes more to the Golden Era’s values, before they outline other musical genres which influence their production style

READ THE WHOLE FEATURE HERE

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At the time of the album’s release, the pair were guests on Beatminerz Radio where M.I. hooked up with an old acquaintance in DJ Evil Dee. The net result being this brand new remix by Da Beatminerz released today of their earlier single “End All Be All”.

CHECK THE STREAM

Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt are back in the lab recording a new album scheduled for release early next year. You can connect with them on social media on their FACEBOOK PAGE or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift

The album Avant Garde is available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats HERE

Any djs not already serviced with a full quality mp3 of the End All Be All (Da Beatminerz Remix) can request it from us at UrbanElite PR. Contact details HERE

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A hip hop outfit delivering an album that demands our attention, deservedly and unreservedly getting all of mine” begins Simon Redley’s 4 star review of the new Constant Deviants album “Avant Garde” in the May issue of Blues & Soul Magazine.

One of the UK’s longest running publications covering hip hop, soul and r&b, the magazine published quarterly is in stores throughout England now and also available to buy internationally direct from www.bluesandsoul.com

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Emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year, and they have warmed up for that in impressive style in part due to the extensive international media coverage of their fourth album swhich released on 12th May.

They also released their movie Swiss Banks earlier in 2015, a collaborative project under the name Trilateral Conspiracy with their associates in Switzerland “SWC Records” combining their album and best selling novel of the same name. With M.I. in an acting role, the album provided the soundtrack, the novel the visual direction.

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In April they launched their “3Stylez” series, a trilogy of freestyle videos rooted in the traditional concept of one mic and two turntables, and their single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts.

While in NYC to promote the album’s release, they appeared on Beatminerz Radio with Smokin Aces and DJ Bazarro. You will be hearing a special Beatminerz remix of their most recent single End All Be All shortly. Here’s the original

The veteran east coast duo who originate from Brooklyn and Baltimore with a little bit of New Jersey thrown into the mix are currently filming a new movie “Six2Six” named after the label they founded. They will also be returning to the lab soon to begin recording new material

The album Avant Garde is available from Six2Six Records in digital, CD and limited vinyl formats, all of which can be bought HERE

Keep up to date with them on social media, either over on their Facebook Page or on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts and @Six2SixShift

All press, media and radio DJ enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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A few weeks ago, Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with journalist Roberta Lampley, and the subsequent feature published in The Hype Magazine takes an in depth look into how the group operates in the greater context of life as an independent.

The duo released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through Six2Six Records, a label M.I. co-owns and runs. The interview delves deeper into the group’s earlier days and touches upon their time with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella before returning to the independent fold and beginning their own label.

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They discuss their marketing strategy with a brand very much rooted in the traditional Golden Era but with a modern day approach, the rise in vinyl sales, the importance of physical product and how they developed an overseas presence particularly in Europe. The theme in the interview is the wealth of experience M.I. has from his two decades in hip hop having seen the industry on both sides of the Major / Indie coin. The knowledge is likely to be useful to all artists and labels starting up today.

They finish by talking about the new album, how it was devised and how it represents a duo with an almost symbiotic understanding of each other that produces, as the journalist writes, a feel from start to finish of “a cypher with your DJ, and the DJ kept changing the beats“.

For fans of Constant Deviants and those with an interest in the mechanics of operating as an independent artist or label in what would be classified as “real hip hop” today, the interview makes for excellent reading.

Check the full feature HERE

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The album is now available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats directly from Six2Six Records. You can hear & buy it HERE

Taken from the album is the current new single “End All Be All”

Keep up to date with them on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

All press & media enquiries about Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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In the lead up to the release of their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May, Constant Deviants launched their 3Stylez series, a trilogy of videos showing the pair performing live with DJ Cutt on the decks and Emcee M.I. freestylin some bars.

As expected, Episodes 1 & 2 proved highly popular with the the international hip hop community back in April, and the duo have just released the third and final instalment “Proverbs” today

Currently filming a new movie and promoting their new single “End All Be All”, the pair are also recording new material for a release scheduled later in the year. The album “Avant Garde” is available now on digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats from http://six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com/album/avant-garde

CHECK THE VIDEO OUT ON VIMEO

Constant Deviants – 3Stylez Series Episode 3 – "Proverbs" from UrbanElite Promotions on Vimeo.

Follow them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and connect with them on Facebook www.facebook.com/constantdeviantsmusic

Look out for further international media coverage on the duo shortly. All press & media enquiries regarding Constant Deviants canj be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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2015 has proven to be a strong pre-cursor for Constant Deviants celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut 12″ single release “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year.

They released their “Swiss Banks” movie with European associates SWC Records in March, and then of course their fourth studio album in six years, “Avant Garde”, on 12th May which has received widespread international media & press coverage over the past couple of months.

In April they launched their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of filmed freestyles from which the final episode will be released shortly, and their first official single “Breathin” reached #1 in the US college radio charts. They have just released the second single “End All Be All” which is enjoying an impressive amount of airtime while also filming a new movie and spending time back in the lab recording a new project

The latest reviews of their album both come from British online publications SBTV and DataTransmission

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READ THE REVIEW IN SBTV WRITTEN BY FIONA GUEST HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN DATATRANSMISSION WTITTEN BY ETHAN EVERTON HERE

Check the stream of their latest single “End All Be All”

Look out for further media coverage on them shortly and keep up to date with them on Social Media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and over on their Facebook Page

The album Avant Garde can be bought in digital, CD and vinyl formats from Six2Six Records HERE

Any members of the press & media with enquries regarding Constant Deviants, or DJ’s looking for full quality mp3’s to play on their show can get get in touch with us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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Constant Deviants released their new album “Avant Garde” on 12th May.

The fourth in six years from the prolific duo, it is available through their own Six2Six Records label on digital, vinyl & CD formats. Buy it HERE

Emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt, currently filming a new movie and recording new material, have just launched their second official single from the album. “End All Be All” is the follow up to “Breathin” which reached #1 in the college radio charts earlier in the Spring, and was first aired while the pair were guests on Beatminerz Radio recently.

CHECK THE STREAM OUT ON SOUNDCLOUD

Look out for further media coverage on this release shortly together with the release of the third and final episode of their “3Stylez” video series, a trilogy of filmed performances with DJ Cutt on the decks and Emcee M.I. freestyling

You can keep up to date with them on social media, whether on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

Any dj’s looking to be sent the full quality mp3 of “End All Be All” to play in their sets, or members of the press & media interested in interviewing Constant Deviants can send their requests to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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