SXSW2015

It’s that time of year again when the world’s press & media descend upon Austin Texas for the annual SXSW Festival

The music festival runs from Tuesday 17th March – Sunday 22nd March, and for the third consecutive year, newly re-crowned “Cincinnati Hip Hop Artist of the Year” Buggs tha Rocka will be performing. Having released his new album “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” in December 2014 which received widespread international press coverage, he penned a new two album deal in January this year with Talib Kweli’s Javotti Organization as part of a new recording duo “Space Invadaz” which sees Buggs team up with Donte from the group MOOD.

Buggs will be performing at the Special Delivery event on Wednesday 18th March at The Roosevelt Room, 307 W 5th Street Austin, and is scheduled to appear on stage around 8.45pm. The event is headlined by Freddie Gibbs and hosted by B Dot of Rap Radar.

Whether performing on multiple occasions at SXSW and A3C in Atlanta, or at clubs around the country, Buggs’ shows are always full of energy as you can see from this clip of him performing with Talib Kweli in 2013

Any members of the press & media who are attending SXSW and would like to meet with Buggs tha Rocka and his team and take in his live set, email UrbanElite PR via our CONTACT SECTION with your details and we’ll make the necessary arrangements

You can keep up to date with Buggs on twitter @BuggsThaRocka

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London’s hip hop Emcee and producer Apex Zero releases his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October 2013.

One half of the city’s First and Last rap duo, live performances are his specialty from his days appearing at events such as End of the Weak, Speaker’s Corner and also as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-la, renowned for their energetic stage shows.

To celebrate the release of the album, he has teamed up with local live promoter Hoochinoo to stage his launch party on Saturday 2nd November upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.

Joining him will be dj for the night A. Gee from Itch FM, host Peaches and there will also be performances by Caxton Press and newest Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz.

The night will run from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 at the door and this is an 18 and over event, so be prepared to bring I.D. if you feel it may be necessary. Nearest tube station is Aldgate East, and you can call the venue on 0207 247 3479 or check their website www.vibe-bar.co.uk for further information

There is also a special event page set up on Facebook which you can check HERE

There has been an impressive response from the British media to the album, so expect to see a wide range of press coverage in the weeks ahead.

Meantime, check out some of his singles and videos

A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz

Chaotic Revolt

All general inquiries regarding the event should be addressed to The Vibe Bar and Hoochinoo. Specific media inquiries about the event or the album can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00 and check out the official website at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the release of the classic album “Critical Beatdown”, Ultramagnetic MCs are touring the UK and Europe in July

Hailed as one of the early innovators of the sampling techniques employed by producer Ced Gee, the release influenced future generations for years to come. On tour will be Kool Keith, Ced Gee and T R Love, their first as a group in Europe since the release of the album, and will be an extremely rare opportunity for fans to see the legends perform the classics live.

The full tour announced is as follows :

July 2nd Paris Le Trabendo
July 4th Amsterdam Melkweg The Max
July 5th London The Clapham Grand
July 6th Brighton Concorde 2
July 8th Norwich Arts Centre
July 9th Leeds Brudenell Social Club
July 10th Glasgow O2 ABC 2
July 11th Manchester Band on the Wall
July 12th Dublin The Sugar Club
July 13th Liverpool Haus
July 17th Cologne Club Banhof Ehrenfeld
July 20th Belgium Dour Music Festival

They have also been working on some new material, and produced the track “Let The Bars Go” ahead of their tour. This new version is aired for the first time today

LetTheBarsGo

You can follow Kool Keith on twitter @UltraMan7000 and the group a/c @McsUltra Any djs who have not already been serviced with the track, or members of the media and press looking to set up interviews can send their requests to UrbanElite PR HERE

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THE MELANIN 9 ‘MAGNA CARTA’ ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY

Friday 23rd November 2012
VIBE BAR LIVE [Upstairs]
91 Brick Lane
London
E1 6QL

http://vibe-bar.co.uk/

Call 0207 247 3479

£5 entry 18 and over event so bring ID if you think you might need it

8pm-1am

Nearest Tube is Aldgate East

FaceBook Event page HERE

Friday 23rd November marks Melanin 9’s ‘Magna Carta’ album launch party and is a “must see” event for all fans of hip hop. The night will feature the most explosive UK hip hop artists, visuals and live performance at the Vibe Bar in London’s Brick Lane.

There will be live performances from MELANIN 9, GENESIS ELIJAH and REWD ADAMS, as well as special guest appearances from CYRUS MALACHI, SKRIBLAH DANGOGH, LOGIC, IRON BRAYDZ, PHOENIX DA ICEFIRE AND DJ279 (CHOICE FM). It’s going to be a fantastic night of music, celebrating everything that is UK hip hop, so get involved and let M9 and friends show you how it’s done..

HOSTED BY IRON BRAYDZ

LIVE PAs

MELANIN 9
GENESIS ELIJAH
REWD ADAMS

GUEST APPEARANCES FROM

CYRUS MALACHI
SKRIBLAH DANGOGH
LOGIC
PHOENIX DA ICEFIRE

DJ for the night is DJ279 (CHOICE FM)

There will also be LIVE ARTWORK on the night by KAZE, DOODLISM & USUAL SUSPECTS LDN

FOOD : MAMA’S JERK STATION Will be handling the BBQ, they specialise in Caribbean Street food http://mamasjerkstation.com/

Its a fantastic line up celebrating the release of a fantastic album. Magna Carta drops on 3rd December, with pre orders in CD format available via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com You will be seeing a lot of media coverage on his debut LP, currently rated as The Guestlist Network’s “Album of the Month”, in the coming months in the written physical and online press, you’ll see him on several online tv platforms and hear him on several radio stations

The whole line up on the night represents some of the finest hip hop lyricists and emcees around, so fans of Tru Skool in London need to put this one in their diary.

Keep up to date with Melanin 9 on twitter for more info @Melanin_9 You can also get twitter updates from The Vibe Bar @vibebar

Any press, radio or general media enquiries about the event and release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Elementz is a new event taking place in London which celebrates the traditional 4 elements of hip hop

The classic disciplines, deejaying, emceeing, bboy breaks & throwdowns and graffiti

Planned as a quarterly night, it aims to showcase some of the biggest established names in the scene together with giving new emerging talent the opportunity to shine, all knowledge under one roof. The main focus is on UK talent initially, but wont be confined to that in what is a global culture which has produced so many positive benefits for those involved.

The launch night takes place at The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW. Its in the Shoreditch area of town, nearest Tube station being Aldgate East.

The night will use both the venue’s rooms.

From 8pm – 3am, the line up is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets from DJ Sarah Love (resident), DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Pervert / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof)

Live performances by Caxton Press (who will also be celebrating Kingpin and Amy True’s birthdays), showcasing tracks from their new Devil May Care album, Genesis Elijah, approaching legendary status from the days of “So Hip Hop” to current BBC Radio 1 support for his Painkillers & Pilkington EP & hosted by Mystro, another long time in the game with much respect for his work over the years. Currently promoting What Kind of Drug is Mystrogen” EP. New talent on stage will come in the shape of London’s Naba Napalm and Ether L Banks

ROOM 2

Open Mic session, live graffiti courtesy of FDC, and a bboy / bgirl throwdown including members of London’s Scope Hip Hop Dance Theatre Company. Its the room designed for all in attendance to participate, whether in a dance off, testing their rhyme skills with the crowd or anything else they think they can bring to the table

This room is hosted by DJ Snuff, organizer of End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner, who will also be on stage with Caxton Press in the main room and DJ Johny Garcia

The live hip hop scene has grown considerably around the UK in the past year or two, thanks to some extent to the popularity of events such as Dont Flop’s rap battles, and the participation element that brings with it. A new generation has become interested in the history of the culture, and Elementz looks to provide a night which represents a broader experience and understanding. And in the traditions of hip hop, give an opportunity from the old to the new.

Price on the door is £8.00, this is an 18 and over event and dress code is casual but the venue advises “no tracksuits”

Each event will also be filmed by the UK’s leading online platform The Hip Hop Chronicle for future broadcast

You can learn more about the event and the various artists involved at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk

Here’s Genesis Elijah speaking on the night

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Resident Dj for the new Elementz club night representing the 4 elements of hip hop at Rhythm Factory on Thursday 26th April 2012 is Sarah Love.

Footsoldier of London’s renowned Kung Fu nights, ex MTV Base and BBC 1 Xtra presenter, Sarah was the official tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s UK dates in December 2011, and she returned recently from a month long series of dates in Australia.

She gave this mini video interview prior to performing at Rich Mix in London last week, and talks about what she’s been up to recently her plans for the year ahead.

The full line up for the launch night is as follows:

ROOM 1

DJ Sets by Sarah Love, DJ 279 (Choice FM), DJ Mr Thing (Scratch Perverts / DMC Champion), DJ Snips (Livin Proof) & live performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Ether L Banks, Naba Napalm, hosted by Mystro

ROOM 2

Live graff, open mic, and boy / b-girl battle hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak / Speaker’s Corner) with DJ Johny Garcia.

There is a competition live now for b-boys and b-girls to perform at the event, the winner receiving a cash prize and will be interviewed by Elementz associate The Hip Hop Chronicle.

HOW TO ENTER B-BOY / B-GIRL COMPETITON

Entrants should send a video of them performing – usually a Youtube link – by uploading it to the Facebook page www.facebook.com/elementzuk or sending it to info.elementzuk@gmail.com or tweeting the link to @ElementzUK We dont expect it to be a major production standard film, we’re more interested in the skills. So it can be off a phone, camera, whatever. Only one video per entrant, and make sure you include your contact details in an email to us.

If youre interested in entering the competition but its impossible for you to get any filmed footage, drop us a message to info.elementzuk@gmail.com with all your details, and we’ll get back to you

Closing date for the competition is 19th April.

Full details about the competition can be viewed HERE

ELEMENTZ – THURSDAY 26th April 2012
The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW
Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 – 205 – 254 – N106 – N253
Doors Open at 8pm. Night ends 3am
Dress code is casual but no tracksuits. 18 & over event
£8.00 on the door. Tickets available in advance from TicketWeb for £7.00 HERE

VIDEO : NEW SARAH LOVE INTERVIEW

VIDEO : SOULS OF MISCHIEF SPEAK ON ELEMENTZ LAUNCH NIGHT

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URBANELITE & BLITZ UK PROMOTIONS PRESENTS “ELEMENTZ”
(in association with The Hip Hop Chronicle)

ELEMENTZ is a new club night celebrating the traditional elements of hip hop – deejaying & turntablism, MCs, graffiti, b-boys & b-girls, open mic, beatboxing – all knowledge under one roof.

Planned as a quarterly event taking place throughout the year, the launch night takes place at Rhythm Factory, London on Thursday 26th April 2012.

Each event will host some of the biggest established names on the scene, while also showcasing new emerging talent and representing hip hop culture in all its forms.

Since the early days of the block parties in New York’s Bronx, hip hop has become a global phenomenon. A culture which has developed over the years representing all people irrespective of ethnic background, nationality, gender or religion. While Hip Hop Music has gone on to become a multi billion selling industry over the years, and has fragmented into various genres, the real spirit of hip hop culture remains within the various elements, practiced by those with an understanding of its principles.

The events will reflect the true meaning of hip hop and takes it back to its roots – at its best live with all elements in full effect

Resident DJ is London’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” Sarah Love, recognized from her days performing at the city’s renowned Kung Fu events through to her time presenting for MTV Base, BBC 1Xtra and being the only female dj to be nominated twice as “Best DJ” for a MOBO award.

The events are in association with leading online media outlet The Hip Hop Chronicle. While covering the major stories from the UK and overseas, HHC have provided exclusive footage broadcast on BET, MTV and many others. HHC will film performances and interviews to be broadcast online in the weeks following each event.

FULL LINE UP
MAIN ROOM

DJ SETS FROM DJ SARAH LOVE x DJ 279 x DJ MR THING x DJ SNIPS

LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CAXTON PRESS x GENESIS ELIJAH x NABA NAPALM x ETHER L BANKS

HOSTED BY MYSTRO

ROOM 2
HOSTED BY DJ SNUFF WITH DJ JOHNY GARCIA, B-BOY BATTLES, LIVE GRAFF & OPEN MIC
VENUE : The Rhythm Factory, 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW Nearest Tube is Aldgate East / Buses 25 / 205 / 254 / N106 / N253
Door Price £8.00 / Tickets available in advance via TicketWeb £7.00
8pm – 3am. This is an over 18′s event only.
Dress code is casual though no tracksuits.
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission.

More information available at
The official site www.elementzuk.wordpress.com
(the site contains videos, images and more information about the performers)
The official Facebook Page www.facebook.com/ElementzUK
Thythm Factory www.rhythmfactory.co.uk

TWITTER
@ElementzUK @RhythmFactoryUK @DJSarahLove @DJ279 @DJMrThing @DJSnips @DJSnuffOne
@CaxtonPress @GenesisElijah @Mystrogen @Ether_L_Banks @HipHopChronicle

“ELEMENTZ” logo designed by The DR1NE

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