London rapper / producer duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown took a little time out recently to sit down with UK online “File Under Hip Hop” having just released their new debut joint album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records.
In the new interview just published, the pair discuss how they first met and the origins of their decision to work together, the concepts behind the subject matter and artwork of the new album and how the lockdown restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak have impacted upon their immediate plans.
For all information regarding New Dawn Records, head over to their official website www.newdawnrecs.com All media and press enquiries regarding NDR’s releases can be sent to ourselves, our contact details are HERE
The latest release from the newly relaunched hip hop label New Dawn Records, the third within the space of a month
The brainchild of producer Kruze, Underground Cartel is an international
hip hop collaboration featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe &
Africa, celebrating the traditions of global hip hop culture and unity.
Taken from the “Sapientia EP” out May 17th, “Evolution” has London’s
Creamo, Croatian rapper Magellano, Brandon J Atlas from the States and
the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno go
head to head over a driving beat fuelled by heavy kicks and Dabke
percussion, while the UK’s Rapstation host and MC Mr CRF trades bars
with Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right on “Diggin’ Deeper”, a funked up banger laced
with turntablism and classic soul.
Distributed by Ingrooves & available to stream & download from the following :
All media enquiries regarding New Dawn records & their roster,
including radio & club DJ requests for full quality original &
clean mp3s for their sets, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – contact
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.
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).
Keep up to date on all the latest label and release news here and over on the NDR website. You can also keep updated on social media
North west London’s Da Flyy Hooligan has long been regarded as one of the most talented and creative rappers to emerge from the UK hip hop scene over the past few years.
He is also one of the most consistent and productive artists around at the moment to the point where if he’s not in the studio recording, he’s outside waiting to get in !
2017 was another busy year for him, beginning with the release of his EP “F.Y.L.P.M” on various formats leading up to the summer followed in October with his new album “S.C.U.M.” featuring Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.
He also became a regular in the renowned British monthly publication DJ Magazine’s hip hop singles reviews page written by Neil Kulkarni, which is produced in both physical print and online formats.
Most recently was the review of his single “Velvet Cake” in the December issue – which can be read HERE
Watch the official video for the single on Youtube
“S.C.U.M.” is also available in CD formats from a variety of online stores worldwide, including Bandcamp
Da Flyy Hooligan is, as per the norm, working on various new projects including the follow up album “S.C.U.M. II”. He will also be performing live Upstairs at the Ritzy Picture House in Brixton, London on Thursday, January 25th. More details about the venue and show available HERE
The past few years have proven to be an exceptionally busy and productive time for us, not least due to our various activities evolving beyond the original UK and European marketplaces.
This natural expansion developed over 5 years means we also now operate within the United States, Canada and Australia in addition to some further residual territories.
Simultaneously we streamlined some aspects of our promotional services which are now concentric around core products, typically EP’s and albums incorporating any affiliated singles or videos. In turn, this enabled us to provide further logistical support assistance for our clients which has regularly proven highly beneficial given we predominantly operate within the independent sector often working with new, emerging and developing artists and labels.
Handling publicity for an established artist is very different in nature to that of a new or emerging name, as are the promotional procedures.
Having worked with both categories for over a decade, and with a more re-alligned focus on the latter, our experience means we understand the multiple factors which media will consider in their decision making processes.
Consequently the additional guidance, assistance and support we regularly provide has proven pivotal in consistently securing a high turnover of coverage and airplay internationally, irrespective of an artist’s original perceived standing.
Our re-structure also means that while hip hop and rap music has diversified and become in itself multi-genre, by specializing in defined niche markets we ensure your music is provided to the most appropriate targets.
While our main site page is updated primarily with news of ongoing campaigns such as new published coverage, reviews, interviews and general release information, the pages provide all the details you would require to gain a clear understanding of all the services we provide, and the marketplace within which we operate. They are linked below as follows :
Recommended for those wishing to understand the full range of services we provide, this section includes summaries of the activity we undertook for select cases with a particular focus on campaigns involving new and independent emerging artists, the logistical assistance provided and resultant media coverage.
Now always affiliated to an ongoing EP or album campaign, this section has music content as a guide to the style we most commonly promote. Similarly the ARTIST VIDEOS : MUSIC & INTERVIEWS section has a mix of official music videos together with media and radio interviews we arranged.
One of the most creative and gifted lyricists to emerge from London’s burgeoning rap scene, Da Flyy Hooligan released his new album “S.C.U.M.” on October 27th.
In a rare step for a British hip hop artist, he signed with a US label in the shape of 22 Entertainment for the release which also includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.
“S.C.U.M.” is available to buy on both CD and digital formats from multiple online stores worldwide including Amazon, Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify
French online magazine “Sagi Hip Hop” has just published a new 4 star review reflecting the quality of the production by Agor, compared in style to The Alchemist, and the fierce rhyme skills of Harlesden’s finest.
READ THE ARTICLE IN FULL, WITH ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE, HERE
Taken from the album are the videos “Asantihini” and most recently “Alligator Skin”
He also gave his first interview in two years recently, speaking about his career, artistic and album concepts, and described in detail his long standing bond with the late Sean Price.
The album stream is also available to hear on Soundcloud
All international media, press and radio station enquiries regarding Da Flyy Hooligan and his new album “S.C.U.M.” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE
New video “Alligator Skin” by north west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan, the latest from his album “S.C.U.M.” released on October 27th through US label 22 Entertainment which includes guest featured artists Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin.
UK producer Agor has again laced this one with a stunning beat. A vocal and piano sampled slow burn feeds the switch up to a raucous guitar driven neck breaker, DFH typically taking the opportunity to let loose with both barrels in a lyrical onslaught.
Equally impressive are the new visuals shot by London director Ringz ov Saturn. Watch it now on Youtube
The album itself has just been reviewed by Phil Tang for London’s Guestlist Network Magazine.
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.
Director of Photography The ‘Ol Cyruss Sound Mixer Stefan Foster 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.
North west London rapper Da Flyy Hooligan has today released his new album “S.C.U.M.” through Miami label 22 Entertainment.
Long considered as one of the most creative and gifted lyricists at the forefront of the UK’s burgeoning rap scene, he also spent time in NYC where early comparisons dubbed him “the new Slick Rick” while working with the late Sean Price, Sav Killz, Prince Po and Dead Prez.
Featuring Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, “S.C.U.M.” is produced entirely by one of England’s hottest new emerging names Agor, his sophisticated and lavish soundscapes providing the perfect backdrop for charismatic portrayals of an irrepressible underclass. Stylish and compelling, a series of bold, satirical and uncomprimising rhymes intelligently depict contemporary aspirations, and reaffirms his international reputation as a serious force in rap’s new wave.
BUY & STREAM ON BANDCAMP
The album is available on CD and digital formats from multiple onlines stores worldwide including Amazon, iTunes and Spotify
All internation press, media and radio station DJ inquiries and requests regarding Da Flyy Hooligan and the new album “S.C.U.M.” can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. Our contact information details are available HERE
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
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