NijiBrightonReview

The second UK date of Ultramagnetic MCs’ Critical Beatdown 25th anniversary tour took them to the south coast of England on Saturday 6th July to play Brighton’s Concorde 2.

The Gods must be smiling on them as theyve coincided their long awaited visit to these isles with a week long heatwave…yes, something resembling summer has arrived!

Based on the south coast, editor of UK online publication NIJI Magazine, Mike Cox, went along to check it out. Read what he has to say about it HERE

There’s not too many shows left for UK and European fans to get the rare opportunity to see the group in action. The remaining dates are :

Tonight – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 10th July Glasgow o2 ABC 2
Thursday 11th July Manchester Band on the Wall
Friday 12th July Dublin Sugar Club
Saturday 13th July Liverpool Haus
Wednesday 17th July Koln Club Banhof
Saturday 20th Belgium Dour Music Festival

Unsurprisingly, there’s been a huge amount of interest in this tour. Any media or press enquiries can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE Any enquiries regarding the shows should be addressed to the various venues or local promoters.

You can connect with Ultramagentic MCs on twitter via the group’s official accounts @MCsUltra and Kool Keith is at @ultraman7000 Niji Magazine support many new artists whether from the UK or overseas, so worth connecting with them whether via their site or on twitter @NijiMagazine

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BlacksheepLiveReview

Ultramagnetic MCs are currently on the UK leg of their European tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their legendary album release “Critical Beatdown”

Hip Hop fans up & down the country have been eagerly awaiting their arrival for some time, and the group kick started their visit to the UK with a performance at London’s Clapham Grand last night.

Blacksheep Magazine sent along Andrew Kay to check it out

Read what he has to say HERE

Safe to say it appears the wait will be worth it for those still to see them at the following venues :

Saturday 6th July Brighton Concorde 2
Monday 8th July Norwich Arts Centre
Tuesday 9th July Leeds Brudenell Centre
Wednesday 10th July Glasgow O2 ABC 2
Thursday 11th July Manchester Band on the Wall
Friday 12th July Dublin The Sugar Club
Saturday 13th July Liverpool Haus
Wednesday 17th July Koln Club Banhof
Saturday 20th July Dour Music Festival Belgium

You can hear their latest joint “Let The Bars Go” on Soundcloud

They are also being interviewed for a new series on BBC Radio, so look out for that being broadcast soon, as well as some other special features in the coming days. Follow them on twitter @MCsUltra @UltraMan7000 and the magazine @blacksheepmag

Any media enquiries for Ultramagnetic MCs can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE Please note that UrbanElite PR are not the tour booker, and any enquiries about the specific venues or events should be addressed to the local venue promoter

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TourWeb

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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Cali Agent Planet Asia and Mhz front man Copywrite join forces for a rare tour of Europe from 31st January to 10th February 2013 and plan following up with a visit to UK shores

Ohio’s Copywrite has had a huge 2012 in the UK. First of all with the release of his new solo album “God Save The King (Proper English Version)” which was covered by over 40 British publications and featured some heavyweights in the English scene including Akala, Bigz Flygerian, S.A.S., Iron Braydz, Genesis Elijah, Mystro and Melanin 9.

The Ohio Hip Hop Awards “Lyricist of the Year” for 2011 followed up quickly with the long awaited new album from his group Mhz. “Megacy” sees Copywrite, Tage Future and Jakki da Motamouth team up once more with producer RJD2, and includes features and further production contributions from Harry Fraud, Ill Bill, Gangrene, Marco Polo, Stu Bangas, Blu and J Rawls.

Known throughout the hip hop world with a huge reputation built for his countless rap battles and as an emcee with punchlines for days, it will be the first time in around a decade that UK fans will have the opportunity to witness the man in action.

Joining him will see a welcome return for Planet Asia. The Fresno veteran emcee has just announced that he will be releasing a new collaborative album with New York producer Gensu Dean in 2013 for Mello Music Group, having released his latest album Black Belt Theatre in 2012.

He has joined forces on similar projects in recent times with DJ Muggs, Gold Chain Military Crew, G-Force and Madlib

An artist of the highest calibre, he’s been a long time favourite for lovers of that Tru Skool sound throughout the world.

Its sure to be in the “not to be missed” category for all who appreciate the best in hip hop

Booking enquiries are being accepted now from UK club and venue promoters, and should be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE and headed “Asia & Copywrite Booking Enquiry”

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Oakland’s hip hop legends Souls of Mischief return to the UK and Europe for the first time in 2 years since their “Montezuma’s Revenge” tour.

It’s almost 20 years since the release of the classic ’93 Til Infinity’, but the group members, as part of the Hieroglyphics Crew, have remained one of the most prolific artists on the scene with numerous solo and group releases on Hiero Imperium Records. They still tour regularly all over the United States and Canada, and are due to perform at SXSW on their return from Europe

2012 starts with three solo albums being released in quick succession.

Tajai has already released his new collaboration with Sleeprockers “Machine Language”

Opio is set to release his new album “Vultures Wisdom Volume 2” on 28 February

Phesto’s new album “Background Check” drops on 13 March. Taken from Background Check is the bangin single “Every Detail” with a drivin beat courtesy of the ever dependable Lalo Schifrin. Check out the video below

The European tour takes in Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany and Belgium, while UK fans can expect to hear a mix of new material and the old classics on the following dates

March 5th Norwich Arts Centre
March 6th Ipswich The Swan
March 7th Manchester Roadhouse
March 9th Penzance Sound
March 10th Cardiff The Moon
March 11th London Jazz Cafe
March 12th Leeds Sedgwick Avenue
March 13th Edinburgh The Electric Circus
March 14th Glasgow Classic Grand

Expect to hear some more new exclusive releases over the coming months.

Can keep up to date via Hiero’s official site www.hieroglyphics.com

On twitter, @TajaiMassey @OpioHieroSom @PhestoHieroSoul @HieroImperium

Flyers designed by Mat McIvor

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Aloe Blacc returns to the UK for an extended tour starting on Saturday 3rd December at HMV Institute in Birmingham

The Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme Tour takes in most major towns & cities throughout the country including Leeds, Newcastle, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol & London.

Support on all of the dates comes from the UK’s “1st Lady of Hiphop” DJ Sarah Love, a massive name on the UK hiphop scene from her days mashin up sets in the Kung Fu club nights all the way through to her helping set up MTV Africa, presenting for MTV Base UK and BBC 1Xtra radio.

A regular on the international hiphop club tour circuit, Sarah supports California’s singer, rapper and musician Aloe Blacc. The Stones Throw artist was in the UK earlier in the year appearing on mainstream television programmes such as The Graham Norton Show, having already blessed Later With Jools Holland with a bangin set in support of the highly successful Good Things album.

Expect to hear classic tracks from Shine Through and Good Things as well as some huge hiphop sets courtesy of Ms Love, and further support from Maya Jupiter and The Grand Scheme

Follow them on twitter @AloeBlacc and @DJSarahLove

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THE LOCK IN BLOG

We have just launched a new blog on Tumblr, “The Lock In”

As a company, Urbanelite Promotions have several online platforms on Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, various blogs etc to help promote our international client base

We decided to launch a less formal platform on tumblr to highlight anything that entertained or interested us. This could be news, videos, tracks, sport, music industry “advice”, anything of any nature that we just felt like posting.

This will also be a platform for artists & labels, most likely involved in hiphop, rap, r&b, soul or any other form of “urban” music who we may not be directly involved with, but we like, to have their videos or tracks uploaded. Any artists interested in having their material or details of events added should check the site first, all the contact details are there.

As a taster, we have uploaded some examples, including a rare interview with Souls of Mischief & Sarah Love & “tour stories” from their time in the UK supporting the release of the album Montezuma’s Revenge, when we took D12 to meet Tim Westwood & news of their tour last year & dates in the Uk this year, and some other videos of Stateside & UK artists such as Copywrite, Vast Aire, Supar Novar, Depprooted & we’ll be adding more soon. We also uploaded a couple examples of our 8Tracks mixes featuring international hiphop artists we’ve been in touch with over the years.

Here are a couple examples (the full tracklistings are on the new blog)

Mix 1 incl Phi Life Cypher, Genesis Elijah, Epsilon Project & Classified

http://8tracks.com/mixes/301217/player_v3

Mix 2 incl MC Life, Sway, Skinnyman, Vast Aire, 6th Sense, Saigon, Eternia, Scram Jones

http://8tracks.com/mixes/343905/player_v3

Every week or so we’ll then summarize the latest content in our various other online platforms. Only submissions to the contact quoted at the tumblr page will be considered. General mp3 blast companies need not apply….!

Otherwise, drop by & if you want added, drop us a line

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