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Having released his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” on 28th October, London rapper & producer Apex Zero took time out recently from preparing for his forthcoming launch party to speak with Sam Bass from Under City Lights (UCL) Magazine

Here he speaks on the process of putting the album together and the social & political content covered in his lyrics, his future plans as part of the hip hop duo First and Last and the music scene within London generally

Read the full interview HERE

The album launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL. The night runs from 8pm – 1am, nearest tube station is Aldgate East (a 5 minute walk east of the venue), entry price is £5.00 on the door and photo ID is advised in line with most venues’ current policy.

Apex will be playing tracks from Reality Provoking Reality with a live band, and anyone familiar with his involvement in the group The Pantheonz of Zenn-La will know to expect a highly energetic show!

Also performing will be Caxton Press, Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness and spinnin ’em on the decks will be DJ A.Gee from the city’s re-established hip hop radio station Itch FM. Hosting the event will be Peaches.

It’s certain to be a big night of quality live music, one all real hip hop heads won’t want to miss

Meantime, check out the new recently recorded joint “Transcendental Emcee”

You can buy the album in digital & CD format HERE and connect with Apex on twitter @ApexZero00

Any further press & media enquiries about the album release or the event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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Apex Zero celebrates the release of his debut solo album “Reality Provoking Liberation” with his launch party upstairs at The Vibe Bar on Saturday 7th December 2013.

Live performances are a specialty for the young rapper & producer, having been a regular at the city’s renowned End of the Weak and Speaker’s Corner events as part of the duo First and Last, and also gained a following for the high energy shows put on as part of the group The Pantheonz of Zenn – La.

Apex plans appearing with a live band to perform tracks off the new album which releases on 28th October. Also performing on the night will be Caxton Press & the latest member of Triple Darkness, Iron Braydz. Spinnin the vinyl will be Itch FM’s DJ A.Gee and the event will be hosted by Peaches. The event has been put together by local live promoter Hoochinoo. This event has of course been re-scheduled from the original date of 2nd November.

There will also be freestyle open mic sessions in what’s shaping up to be a great night of hip hop with some of the hottest talent in the city, definitely not one to be missed!

The night runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door and this is an age 18 and over event.

Apex Zero Album Launch Party
Upstairs at The Vibe Bar
91 Brick Lane
Shoreditch
London
E1 6QL

Nearest tube is Aldgate East and you can get specific details from the venue’s site www.vibe-bar.co.uk and there is also a Facebook page HERE

Also look out for Apex Zero on some London radio stations soon, starting with Itch FM on Saturday 26th October from 8.30pm with DJ Sammy Jay, and on Bang FM on Tuesday 29th October from 10pm with Mr 13. There has been a fantastic media response to the album to date, and you will see much more coming in the weeks ahead.

Check out his single “A Meeting of the Continents” featuring Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz

Any further media or press inquiries about the the album can be forwarded to UrbanElite PR HERE

You can follow Apex Zero on twitter @ApexZero00 and check out his official site which also carries links to his various other online platforms at www.firstandlastpride.co.uk

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With just over a week and a half to go until the general public release of Melanin 9’s debut album Magna Carta on 3rd December, one of the UK’s leading online specialists for hip hop & rap music, Hip Hop Kings, is the latest to give the release their endorsement.

HHK regularly present exclusive freestyle and interview filmed content, are involved with some of the live events taking place in the north of England, and of course cover reviews, latest video and single releases and more

There’s no doubt that Magna Carta is one of the most soulful, heartfelt and honest pieces of music Ive heard in a long time” begins the review

Its this aspect of Melanin 9 as an artist, combined with his wordplay and lyricism that has established him as one of the most respected UK emcees, and has earned much media attention to this release

The review summarizes :

The support I’ve seen M9 receive is a testament to the quality of Magna Carta, and his decision to be truthful with his music and the direction of this album. I will be using this album as a reference to U.K Hip-Hop for many years to come, as certain elements of the music are unrivalled by M9’s peers

Read the whole review HERE

The review comes hard on the heels of the launch of his new video “White Russian” featuring Roc Marciano, produced by Anatomy, and premiered on New York’s Nah Right

This Friday also sees his album launch night upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London where he’ll be joined by DJ 279, Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Iron Braydz,Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skrblah Dangogh. Entry is £5.00, nearest tube Aldgate East, 18 + over

You can also hear him live on Guess Radio in London from 7.30pm GMT / 2.30pm EST with DJ Sammy Jay on the Xposure show at http://www.guessradio.co.uk Thursday 22nd November.

You can order CD versions of the album via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com

Follow him on twitter @Melanin_9 and Hip Hop Kings @HHKDotCom

Any further press, media or dj / radio station enquiries about the release can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

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At that the beginning of what is going to be a busy week for London’s Melanin 9, international online “The Word Is Bond” are the latest to cover what they describe as “a quite exceptional album“.

The Word Is Bond are made up of a collection of hip hop enthusiasts from all over the world, UK, USA, Japan, and have a history of supporting that traditional classic hip hop sound from wherever in the world it happens to be

Check their full review HERE

“Magna Carta” as a debut album has received an exceptional response from the media in the UK and overseas, and this week will see Melanin 9 live on Funhouse TV with DJ Chris P Cuts from 9pm GMT / 4pm EST on Tuesday 20th (Live stream HERE ), and on Thursday he will be live in the studio with DJ Sammy Jay for the Xposure show on Guess FM from 7.30pm GMT / 2.30pm EST http://www.guessradio.co.uk

On Friday his album launch party takes place from 8pm – 1am at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 (nearest tube Aldgate East).

An 18 and over event, for £5.00 you can watch him perform assisted by Choice FM’s DJ 279, Host Iron Braydz, and further special appreaances by Genesis Elijah, Rewd Adams, Cyrus Malachi, Logic, Phoenix da Icefire and Skriblah Dangogh

Tuesday 20th November also sees the launch of his new video featuring Roc Marciano. “White Russian, produced by Anatomy, will premiere on Nah Right from 4pm GMT / 11am EST http://www.nahright.com

The album will be available to the public on iTunes from 3rd December, and CD versions can be pre-ordered HERE

Keep up to date with him on twitter @Melanin_9 and check in with the magazine @TheWordIsBond

Any further media, press or radio dj enquiries regarding this release can be addressed 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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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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