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.

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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).

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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

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As with US / Canadian publication Nine5Four Magazine last week, another has featured two of the artists we work with this week, this time Italian online RapManiacz

Translators at the ready as obviously the articles are written in Italian, but they begin by reviewing the new album “Anti-Trap Music” by west coast rap group Horseshoe Gang which released on April 29th through Seven 13 Music & Entertainment.

You can read the review HERE

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The group’s new single “Poor Swagg” is currently building up some airplay, with early support coming in from WHHL St Louis and WJTT Chattanooga. They are also putting together early plans for live performances through the summer and a later tour, while another new album is in the works.

You can buy Anti-Trap Music from iTunes and CD versions from Amazon. Keep up to date with their news on twitter @HorseshoeGang and on Facebook “HorseshoeGangCOB

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The magazine also jumped on Skype recently to speak with MC M.I. of Constant Deviants who is himself of Italian descent, referred to in the theme of the new album “Omerta” out on June 28th where he assumes the role of Lucky Luciano.

The role playing aspect of the concept album is consistent with M.I.’s additional focus on film writing, acting and film production. His new movie “Six2Six” co:starring Treach, Syleena Johnson and Chief Rocker Busy Bee is set for a special screening at this year’s Hip Hop Film Festival, chaired by Ralph McDaniels, taking place the first week of August at NYC’s National Black Theater.

He has also been shooting scenes for another new movie “Can’t Live Without My Radio” in Baltimore, a comedy set in a radio station, likely to be released in 2017.

The interview in RapManiacz can be read HERE

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The duo of M.I. and DJ Cutt will be in NYC the last week of June meeting with press and appearing on various radio stations including Sirius XM, Beatminerz, Bodega Cold Kutz and Classic Storm. The album itself is also set to feature in the UK’s legendary MOJO Magazine around the time of release.

Keep up to date with them on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook page “ConstantDeviantsMusic

Check out their most recent bonus joint “Cutt for President”

All press & media enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang and Constant Deviants, including requests for interviews or mp3s of their tracks for radio play can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact details are HERE

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Multi-genre online UK magazine Shout4Music caught a few minutes with Long Beach hip hop group Horseshoe Gang last week just after the release of their new album “Anti-Trap Music”.

The interview focuses on the new album, the subject matter covered including the motivation behind its title, and the recording process. They also discuss how they feel they’ve evolved from their earlier releases and how they operate now in comparison to when just starting out, their passtimes outwith music and also the current political situation in the United States.

READ WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY IN THE FULL FEATURE HERE

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Available to buy in digital format from iTunes HERE and in CD format from Amazon HERE

The group are set to release a new single next week, are still conducting interviews with international media and are also in the early stages of setting up tour dates and recording a new album which they hope to drop later this year. Keep up to date with all of Horseshoe Gang’s news on social media via TWITTER and FACEBOOK

All media, press, radio & tv station enquiries regarding Horseshoe Gang can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Former Guerilla War Tactix member Matt Maddox releases his new solo album “Righteous Fury” on 25th February, the long awaited follow up to his debut solo release for Red Phone Records “Asylum Artistry” in 2010

The Kansas based emcee comes hard out the blocks on this single BARbarians produced by Hellzwind, where he’s also joined on the mic by Godilla, UG and Born Unique. All go in hard on this raucous banger and sets down a marker for the album which also includes contributions from Tragedy Khadafi, Stu Bangas, C-Lance (Jedi Mind Tricks), SickNature (Snowgoons) and King Magnetic

Tours of Europe and Australia are in the works for the Spring of 2014 as well as an appearance at SXSW on 16th March

The single is available now on iTunes HERE

You can connect with them on twitter :

Matt Maddox @MattMaddox82
Godilla @humanzoogodilla
UG @therealug
Born Unique @bornpesci
HellzWind @HellzWindProd

More information from the label www.redphonerecords.net / twitter @redphonerecords

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