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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Elementz launches at The Rhythm Factory 16 – 18 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1EW on Thursday 26th April 2012

A new quarterly event representing the classic 4 elements of hip hop all under one roof to full effect.

There’s already been a massive amount of talk on the street about this, given the rare nature of the night celebrating the whole spectrum of hip hop culture – the arts of Emceeing, Deejaying, Graffiti and Bboy / BGirl battles.

Its a huge line up of established artists and new talent. Each event is in association with Urbanelite PR, Bltz Promotions UK and The Hip Hop Chronicle, one of the UK’s leading online media platforms, who will film exclusive footage of the night for later broadcast

Room 1

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

Live Performances by Caxton Press, Genesis Elijah, Naba Napalm, Ether L Banks, hosted by Mystro

Room 2

Bboy / BGirl battle (with cash prize of £100), live graffiti, open mic session hosted by DJ Snuff (End of the Weak) & Johny Garcia. The throwdowns are open to everyone who comes along on the night.

8pm – 3am. £8 on the door / £7 in advance via TicketWeb. Nearest Tube Aldgate East. This is an 18 & over event. Dress code is casual but no tracksuits.

More information at www.elementzuk.wordpress.com or at www.facebook.com/elementzuk but we’ll let Numbers & Mys Diggi speak on it

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Sister Elements launches a brand new hip hop night “Grandma’s Party” on Friday 30th March with a mix of live performances, dj sets and a short film world premiere

Performers

Fresh from a support slot with Souls of Mischief at Manchester’s Roadhouse on March 7th, Sister Elements, aka Sarah Sayeed, headlines by performing tracks from her new upcoming album. Described by BBC Asian Network’s Bobby Friction as “a 360 degree conscious artist & fearless lyricist”, she previously released her video .”Contentment”, and has since performed all over the world.

Further live sets on the night come from Manchester’s James Gill, some cool hip hop & funk sounds from female rapper Rain Freedom and a special performance from Ella Mesma, quoted by The Times as “Hip Hop dance’s ongoing potential for deeper expression”.

DJ Sets

Two of the UK’s hip hop heavyweights will be on dj duty. Sarah Love, fresh from supporting Aloe Blacc’s tour in December, and her own tour of Australia in January will be bringing you the real hiphop flavas she’s famous for since her days with Kung Fu, MTV and BBC 1Xtra. A new video interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle has just gone live where she speaks on the early days and her views on the scene today.

Excalibah is well known to the heads as an award winning dj for his Tales From The Legend BBC 1Xtra radio show where he gave early national airplay to artists such as Estelle, Pro Green, Sway and Plan B.

Film screening

There will also be the screening of the short film, “Hip Hop Had A Dream”. While researching his book of the same name released in 2008, the UK’s Damien Morgan interviewed a number of renowned names including Sugarhill Gang, Ty, Bashy, Ghostface Killah, Joe Budden, Professor Griff, Chuck D & Skinnyman for their views on the culture of hiphop, their early influences and the journey it has taken from the early days to now.

These interviews were documented in film and have just been edited together in a short 15 minute documentary set for its worldwide premiere at Grandma’s Party

Big night for lovers of Tru Skool hip hop & the emergence of another regular event showcasing the best in new UK talent.

FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE https://www.facebook.com/events/216319831794993/

ONLINE ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM www.richmix.co.uk (£7 advance / £10 OTD)

VENUE : Rich Mix, 35 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA – nearest stations Liverpool St & Bethnal Green

TWITTER : @RichMixLondon @SisterElements @DJSarahLove @Excalibah @Rain_Freedom @EllaMesma

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Two of the UK’s heavyweights in the hiphop scene met up recently in London to produce this new video just gone live tonight

Sumit from The Hip Hop Chronicle has established himself as the premier online blog for hiphop news from the UK and overseas over the years with content featured on BET, MTV and shared widely on the internet by all the top online media outlets in the United States.

DJ Sarah Love established her position as the “1st Lady of Hiphop” from her early days performing sets at London’s famous Kung Fu events, to helping set up MTV Africa, smashing sets for MTV Europe parties, presenting for MTV UK’s The Lick and spearheading the only hiphop show on BBC’s Radio 1Xtra up until 2010, which drew an un-equalled international audience.

Most recently she was the offical tour dj for Aloe Blacc’s series of dates in the UK during December 2011, and has just returned from a month long tour of Australia where she supported Pete Rock and Immortal Technique

They sat down in London to discuss Sarah’s early days, her rated albums and artists over the years, and also her thoughts on the hiphop scene in the UK today. Look out for Australian producer M-Phazes in the background who also has an interview coming soon on The Hip Hop Chronicle.

DJ Sarah Love is a regular on the international hiphop club circuit, but UK heads can next expect to see her perform in London on 30th March along with another ex BBC 1Xtra stalwart DJ Excalibah at Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road….although check back here for possible earlier dates….

Both The Hip Hop Chronicle and DJ Sarah Love will be at the launch of a brand new club night launching in London on the 27th April which will be the only one to celebrate and fully represent the traditional 4 elements of hiphop. Details to follow

You can keep in touch with both at www.djsarahlove.com www.thehiphopchronicle.com or via twitter @DJSarahLove and @HipHopChronicle

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During her support tour in the UK with Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter in December, London’s DJ Sarah Love dropped in on some old fam in Nottingham, and was interviewed for online tv Press Play Entertainment as part of their “Introduce Yourself” series.

Also present was UK MC Scorzayzee, and she spoke of her past with Kung Fu, BBC 1Xtra, MTV, Beatminerz Radio, supporting acts such as Wu Tang, KRS-1 & her background in music which includes starting off as a drummer…though she passed on the oppo to give us a quick Buddy Rich !

Currently on tour in Australia until the end of January, she will be at Oxford Art Factory, Sydney on the 12th, supporting Immortal Technique at the Metro Theatre Sydney on the 19th and at the city’s Red Room on the 21st.

A regular on the international hip hop circuit, look out for a few more UK dates in the early Spring being announced soon.

Can keep up to date with what Sarah is doing via her official site www.djsarahlove.com or her social media platforms www.facebook.com/DJSarahLove or on twitter @DJSarahLove

Also check check in with the guys in Nottingham @TeamPressPlay & @Scorzayzee

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Having completed a highly successful UK support tour with Aloe Blacc during December, London’s DJ Sarah Love has returned to Australia for a month long new year’s tour.

The “1st Lady of Hip Hop” has so far confirmed a series of dates which includes supporting international heavyweights Pete Rock, Immortal Technique and Aloe Blacc mixed with a number of club dates set to receive the “One Woman Wrecking Machine” treatment, so those in Melbourne & Sydney, you have been warned!

Further dates may be added, so be sure to check www.djsarahlove.com for developments, and also look out for a special performance in Singapore on the 27th January…details to follow

Sarah has had some recent UK media coverage in magazines such as Flavour, Raw Talk, Stories of Hip Hop, Streets on Demand, Kix Magazine, and In-Spirels Magazine. A new video interview with premier UK online The Hip Hop Chronicle will go live soon.

Also expect word of a series of UK dates in the Spring, including the launch of a new club night in London, more international tours & new enterprises in 2012

You can keep up date with Sarah regularly via her twitter @DJSarahLove or at www.facebook.com/djsarahlove

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London’s DJ Sarah Love is currently on tour in the UK with Califonia’s soul singer Aloe Blacc

The ex MTV Base and BBC 1Xtra presenter took time out for a number of media interviews shortly before going on the road for the extensive series of dates. The latest is with Flavour Magazine where the UK’s “1st Lady of Hip Hop” discusses her background and how she became involved in deejaying, her thoughts on the current UK scene, how she helped assist set up MTV Africa and her thoughts ahead of touring with Aloe

The tour to date has been a massive success and they play Manchester 7th December, Newcastle 8th December, Sheffield 9th December, Liverpool 11th December, Glasgow 12th December, Bristol 13th December, Hammersmith 15th December and finish at Brighton Dome on 16th December

Read the entire interview at http://www.flavourmag.co.uk/flavour-meets-up-with-dj-sarah-love/

Follow them on twitter @DJSarahLove and @FlavourMag

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