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A few weeks ago, Emcee M.I. from Constant Deviants sat down with journalist Roberta Lampley, and the subsequent feature published in The Hype Magazine takes an in depth look into how the group operates in the greater context of life as an independent.

The duo released their fourth studio album “Avant Garde” on 12th May through Six2Six Records, a label M.I. co-owns and runs. The interview delves deeper into the group’s earlier days and touches upon their time with major labels Arista and Roc-A-Fella before returning to the independent fold and beginning their own label.

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They discuss their marketing strategy with a brand very much rooted in the traditional Golden Era but with a modern day approach, the rise in vinyl sales, the importance of physical product and how they developed an overseas presence particularly in Europe. The theme in the interview is the wealth of experience M.I. has from his two decades in hip hop having seen the industry on both sides of the Major / Indie coin. The knowledge is likely to be useful to all artists and labels starting up today.

They finish by talking about the new album, how it was devised and how it represents a duo with an almost symbiotic understanding of each other that produces, as the journalist writes, a feel from start to finish of “a cypher with your DJ, and the DJ kept changing the beats“.

For fans of Constant Deviants and those with an interest in the mechanics of operating as an independent artist or label in what would be classified as “real hip hop” today, the interview makes for excellent reading.

Check the full feature HERE

ALBUM COVER

The album is now available in digital, CD and limited edition vinyl formats directly from Six2Six Records. You can hear & buy it HERE

Taken from the album is the current new single “End All Be All”

Keep up to date with them on social media via twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or over on their Facebook Page

All press & media enquiries about Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact details are HERE

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Constant Deviants celebrate the 20th anniversary of releasing their debut 12″ single “Competition Catch Speed Knots” next year, and last week released their new album “Avant Garde”.

It is their fourth album in six years since officially re-forming in 2009 and setting up their own Six2Six Records label. Whether you prefer digital, vinyl or CD formats, all can be bought or ordered HERE

They’ve received an impressive level of public & media support in the past couple of months for both the quality of the album and their general approach which still draws strongly from the traditional elements of hip hop but for a modern age.

The latest review of the album is by French online publication Urban Tribune. Obviously written in French, you can read the article HERE

GUESTS ON THE NOT 97 SHOW 13TH MAY

Last week, Emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt were in New York and dropped by the GID Radio studios in Brooklyn to appear as guests on the Not 97 Show hosted by Mic Handz and the Smokin Aces crew. Also appearing were Tragedy Khadafi, El Da Sensei, Jake Palumbo and Nutso. It’s filmed and streamed live every Wednesday night from 10pm EST.

Here is the recorded footage of the entire show

Not 97 with guests Constant Deviants,Nutso,Tragedy Khadafi,El Da Sensei & Jake Palumbo from GID RADIO on Vimeo.

Look out for a new single from Constant Deviants releasing shortly together with the final episode in their “3Stylez” series of live freestyle videos. You can also expect to see more press coverage about what’s proving to be a landmark release for the duo.

Keep in touch with them on Social Media, on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or if you prefer on their Facebook Page

All further press & media inquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, and our contact details are HERE

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In the lead up to the release of Constant Deviants’ new album “Avant Garde”, Emcee M.I. appeared as a guest on The Underground Arsenal Show, broadcast on Florida’s Del City Radio

First aired live on Sunday 10th May, you can now listen back to the interview & the whole show on the station’s Mixcloud

“Avant Garde” was released on 12th May through Six2Six Records, initially in digital format although vinyl and CD availability will follow by around late May. Whichever format you prefer, you can buy or order it HERE

Look out for more international media & press coverage in the weeks ahead, together with the launch of the third & final episode of their “3Stylez” video series and the release of the third official single from the album. You can connect with them on social media on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page

All international press, media and radio station enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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ALBUM COVER

Constant Deviants released their new album “Avant Garde” today through their own Six2Six Records

It is available now in digital format, with vinyl & CD to follow in the next couple of weeks. All formats are available from the label’s BANDCAMP

They have already been featured in various international publications, and the coverage is likely to increase substantially in the weeks ahead. The album was reviewed today by French online ABCDRDUSON and over in the States by Get That Paper Son.

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READ THE REVIEW IN ABCDRDUSON HERE

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READ THE REVIEW IN GET THAT PAPER SON HERE

We will of course bring you news of all coverage as it’s published

The audio stream of the album was also released to the internet today, and you can hear it on Soundcloud

TRACKLIST

(All production & cuts by DJ Cutt)

Avant Garde
End All Be All
Breathin’
It’s Like That ft Aye Wun
Machine Gun
Side B
I’m Wit’ It
I’m Still Up
Which One
U Know What
Whatever You Call It
Standards
The Right Moment
What’s Wrong With You
M’s 4 Milleniums

Emcee M.I. and DJ Cutt are in New York this week meeting with media and will be appearing tomorrow, Wednesday 13th May, on Beatminerz Radio with DJ Bazarro from 5.30pm EST and Not 97 from 10pm.

Keep up to date with them on social media, twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift and on their Facebook Page

All press, media and radio station DJ enquiries regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

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The UK’s Wordplay Magazine is published in print and also has an online platform, covering hip hop artists and their releases with reviews, interviews and news. They also cover the culture more generally, reporting on graffiti, fashion, breakin and events.

They spoke to Detroit MC Kid Vishis recently in the lead up to the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” on Tuesday 22nd July 2014.

They discussed the scene in Detroit and how that has helped form him as an artist, the effect being the younger brother of Royce da 5’9″ has had on his own career, the importance of lyricism in today’s marketplace and those artists who have influenced him, operating as an independent and his future release & tour plans

Read the full feature HERE

Releasing through Seven 13 Entertainment internationally on digital and physical CD formats, the album can be pre-ordered now on iTunes and Amazon, and signed copies ordered from the label directly at www.seven13ent.com

Look out for further international media coverage coming on the release over the next few weeks, and keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis and on Instagram “KidVishis

Check the audio stream for his single “Look At All My $hit” produced by Chase Moore of Californian production duo Hippie Sabotage

All press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything”, requests for interviews, dj requests for radio edits of his singles, or press requests for promo copies of the album to review can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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