Hip hop label & UEP’s parent company New Dawn Records are marking their re-launch after 15 years with a series of specially commissioned single & EP releases over the coming months.  Having signed a distribution partnership with US company INgrooves, they are currently adding new artists to the roster.

The first single “Y’All Under Surveillance” b/w “Meltdown” by Belles in Monica dropped today, taken from the EP “Y’All in Meltdown” releasing April 26th.  Available for the first time to stream and download, the original vinyl releases were championed by multiple stations including BBC Radio 1’s Evening Sessions host Steve Lamacq, featured in various print publications including Billboard, iDJ and Blues & Soul, and were regular entries in DJ Magazine’s specialist club charts.

Remixes are courtesy of G-Sharp, legendary turntablist & DMC finalist Krash Slaughta and Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa featuring cuts by DJ Mr Thing.

Check the stream on Soundcloud

Also available on Spotify, Amazon, Apple, Deezer, iTunes & Tidal – choose your preferred option HERE

Keep up to date with all of New Dawn Records’ developments and news about forthcoming releases at their OFFICIAL WEBSITE and via their various social media platforms

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All media enquiries regarding New Dawn Records and their roster, including DJ requests for mp3s, can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR – our contact details are HERE

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Another chance to listen back to Constant Deviants on last week’s East NY Radio show.

First broadcast live on Thursday June 30th, M.I. and DJ Cutt came through to Brooklyn to chop it up with PF Cuttin and co hosts Millz Murda and DJ Anthony Mace. They discuss their new album “Omerta” which dropped June 28th and their policy of releasing on vinyl through their own Six2Six Records label, DJ Cutt gives an insight as to the production process and then M.I. delivers a killer freestyle.

The stream has just been uploaded to the show’s Soundcloud, check it out

Baltimore’s M.I. and New Jersey’s DJ Cutt had spent all of last week in NYC appearing as guests on various radio stations, and you will get the chance to check out more audio streams and videos of these shows in the next couple of days

The album will be distributed worldwide through Fatbeats on vinyl and CD formats from July 15th, and it can be bought as a digital download now from the label’s BANDCAMP

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The group have various online platforms, so keep up to date with them at the following :

OFFICIAL WEBSITE FACEBOOK PAGE TWITTER

SIX2SIX ON TWITTER DJ CUTT ON TWITTER M.I. ON INSTAGRAM

Look out for further press coverage about the release in the coming weeks, and meanwhile, check out the “Omerta” album stream

All international press, media and radio station DJ enquiries and requests regarding Constant Deviants can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, all our contact details are HERE

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There’s only a little under two days to go until veteran hip hop duo Constant Deviants release their new album “Avant Garde” on Tuesday 12th May, their fourth in 6 years.

It will be released on their own Six2Six Records imprint and made available on vinyl, CD and digital formats worldwide.

Now based in Baltimore, Emcee M.I. will be returning to Brooklyn tomorrow where he lived for 10 years to link up with New Jersey’s producer DJ Cutt for a series of media and radio interviews in NYC this coming week, which will include live appearances on Beatminerz Radio and Not 97.

Last week M.I. was in Florida, appearing on the 4ManKind online TV show and before headin back up north will be interviewed live today, Sunday 10th May, by Del City Radio on the Underground Arsenal Show. Tune in from 3pm EST / 8pm GMT via the live stream available HERE

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It’s been an extremely busy couple of months in the lead up to release as Constant Deviants have conducted many interviews with international publications, launched their “3Stylez” video series, saw their single “Breathin” reach #1 in the college charts & feature in the UK’s DJ Magazine, released their “Swiss Banks” movie with their European partners SWC Records and released a couple of tracks previously hidden deep within their vaults.

The bonus cut “Just Make Music” was premiered by Straight Fresh as part of a feature they published on them and this track “Thinkin’ ft Rome” was leaked last week

Look out for much more media coverage in the weeks ahead as well as the release the third and final video from their “3Stylez” series and a new official single taken from the album.

All members of the press and radio station DJ’s in the USA, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia / New Zealand with enquiries regarding Constant Deviants, can send their requests for information or interviews to UrbanElite PR. Our contact details are HERE

All questions regarding the availability of the album can be sent directly to Six2Six Records via their OFFICIAL WEBSITE You can also connect with them on social media, whether on twitter @Cnstnt_Dvnts & @Six2SixShift or on their official FACEBOOK PAGE

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Last week, Detroit’s Kid Vishis jumped on the phone with New Jersey online Hip Hop Durso’s charismatic young writer Roberta Lampley shortly after the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything”.

In what was an enthusiastic & fun exchange of views, the pair spoke about his writing process….and the key role Fiji Water, Monster Energy Drink & chicken plays in the pre-studio process!….the construction of the album and reasons for working with a core group of producers this time around, the thinking behind the album’s title and how it represents where he feels he is as an MC now.

They also discussed how the influence of not only Royce da 5’9″ but all 3 of his brothers played when he started our rapping and how that came about, his views on the depiction of hip hop today and why he feels “Hip Hop lost its respect, its pride, its honor. It’s become a fashion circus.“, the producers and artists he’d like to work with and gives an insight into his plans for future releases.

The feature in writing comes across exactly as it was on the phone, and well worth a read HERE

The album is available now internationally on iTunes and Amazon while CD formats are available directly from Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com

Produced by Mr Porter, Chase Moore, Nemisis and Nick Zervos, and also featuring Royce da 5’9″ on the final track “Coward”, check out the album’s official audio stream and keep up to date with Kid Vishis on twitter @KidVishis

Look out for more international media coverage coming over the next few days, including a special video feature on France’s Hip Hop 4 Life. All press & media inquiries regarding Kid Vishis and the album “Timing is Everything”, and also international booking requests can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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In the lead up to the release of his debut album “Timing is Everything” we linked up Detroit’s Kid Vishis with HipHop DX contributor Mike Trampe recently.

In the feature published on 24th July, they spoke about the thought process and choice of producers for the album, growing up in the Detroit scene as Eminem and D12 emerged globally and how the city has influenced him to become the artist he is today, and the experience and learning curve that touring in the UK with D12 & his brother Royce da 5’9″ in 2009 brought.

They then discuss his own future plans, his thoughts on the future for Detroit’s hip hop & rap scene, and speaks on the rap battle scene and specifically the Total Slaughter event he attended in early July.

Read the full feature HERE

The album includes production by Mr Porter (Shady / D12), Chase Moore of Californian duo Hippie Sabotage, New Jersey’s Nemisis and Canada’s Nick Zervos. Physical CD copies can be bought directly from the label Seven 13 Entertainment at www.seven13ent.com It can also be bought internationally in digital format from iTunes & Amazon

Full Track List & Official Audio Stream

1) T.I.E. Timing Is Everything Intro (Produced by Nick Zervos)
2) Message To The MCs (Produced by Mr Porter)
3) Look At All My Sh!t (Produced by Chase Moore)
4) Beautiful Day (Produced by Chase Moore)
5) Big Brothers (Produced by Chase Moore)
6) Talk Behind My Back (Produced by Chase Moore)
7) The Juice (Produced by Mr Porter)
8) In Yo Face (Produced by Nemisis)
9) Heaven (Produced by Nemisis)
10) Birds Eye View (Produced by Chase Moore)
11) Coward (featuring Royce da 5’9”) (Produced by Chase Moore)

Keep up to date with Kid Vishis on social media via twitter & Instagram @KidVishis

Look out for much more international media coverage coming on this release in the weeks ahead. Any press & media inquiries requesting an interview with Kid Vishis, or DJ requests for full quality clean radio edits of his singles, can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE

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One of Germany’s premiere hip hop & rap music magazines Backspin published their regular roundup of upcoming releases, and included in it was the new album “Righteous Fury” by Long beach MC Matt Maddox, now based in Kansas.

The regular feature opens (approximate translation)

Once again we have found some goodness in our old vinyl crate of albums and EPs that we want to share with you. Included are SlipxKid, Stylez Tyson, Matt Maddox, Fränk because TÆNK, RockRainer, Frankie and Jizz Fizz. Have fun browsing!

Of Righteous Fury itself, again approximate translation

Righteous Fury is the result of a collaboration between Red Phone Records and 13 Seven Music. With productions by C Lance, Vanderslice, Sicknature, Edd Bundy, Skammadix, Nemesis and Hellzwind this record stands out in the record box. This is a powerful album which will be appreciated by all friends of independent hip-hop.

Those with a more in depth knowledge of the German language can see the feature HERE

The rapper has had a busy schedule recently, conducting interviews with magazines on both sides of the Atlantic with more to come, the results of which you’ll see shortly, as well as preparing for his upcoming tour with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib. You can catch them at the following venue:

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

The album itself can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://georiot.co/3ILt

You can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 or via his Facebook page “OfficialMattMaddox

Speaking of Germany, he launched the single “King Killer” recently produced by Danish based producer Sicknature of the German crew The Snowgoons. Check it out

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Following on from their recent interview with the Kansas based MC, American online music magazine Soundparlor reviewed his sophomore album “Righteous Fury” which releases 25th February on Red Phone Records / Seven 13 Music

Drawing from his origins in Long Beach southern California, the album reflects his musical influences in terms of classic hip hop with a mix of the more raucous approach of a Rage Against the Machine. The review picks up on his own substantial contribution to the album and the mindset behind it:

It’s a deep collection–19 songs–yet comes in at just around an hour, meaning Maddox favors quick hits rather than extended jams. And this preference suits his heavyweight, aggressive lyrical flow.” while acknowledging the production and features from artists such as Tragedy Khadafi, Reef the Lost Cauze, King Magnetic, Nemesis, Sicknature of the Snowgoons, C Lance of Jedi Mind Tricks, the UK’s Edd Bundy and many more, including the turntablism of DJ TMB

Read the whole review HERE

He marks the release of his new album by hitting the road with Reef the Lost Cauze and Adlib for a tour at the following venues :

Feb 20th- Allentown, PA Pitchers Lounge
Feb 21st- Quakertown, PA The Eagle
Feb 22nd- Staten Island, NY The Full Cup
Feb 23rd- Atlantic City, NJ Gran Fromage
Feb 28th- Spartanburg, SC Mirrors Gentlemens Club
March 1st- Ashville, NC Haywood Lounge
March 2nd- Norfolk, VA The Iguana
March 5th- Chicago, IL Sub T lounge
March 6th- Madison, WI
March 7th- Milwaukee, WI The Stone Fly
March 9th- Appleton, WI Capital Centre

The album is available for pre order via iTunes here http://georiot.co/3ILt

Look out for more reviews and features coming in the weeks ahead from international press & magazines. Any media inquiries about the album or tour dates can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE

On social media you can connect with Matt on twitter @MattMaddox82 or via Facebook “OfficialMattMaddox“. You can also connect with the labels on twitter @RedPhoneRecords, @Seven13Music and the magazine @_soundparlor_

Meanwhile, check out his single “Street Art” featuring Tragedy Khadafi produced by Skammadix

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These are singles released by some of the artists we’ve worked with from the UK and United States in 2013

Some are well known names in the world of hip hop, others are a lil newer out the blocks….but all of ’em are dope!

If you’re feelin these joints, there’s various ways you can support these artists :

You can buy their music – most are usually available on iTunes, Bandcamp or some other online store. Many of these audio streams are the clean edits, so if you want the originals…..

We’ve highlighted their twitter accounts so you can check their official sites on their profiles, or check to see when they’ll next be performing in your town, or you can just drop ’em a line & show your appreciation

All these artists will likely release new music in 2014, so if you’re feelin ’em & think your peeps will too, tell a friend to tell a friend

We know how much they value the public’s support, so check ’em out

BUMPY KNUCKLES “Somn’Wrong” on twitter @BumpyKnuckles

Skyzoo ft Talib Kweli “Spike Lee Was My Hero” on twitter @Skyzoo

Apex Zero ft Hasaan Salam & Iron Braydz “A Meeting of the Continents” on twitter @ApexZero00

Kid Vishis “Heaven” on twitter @KidVishis

ethemadassassin “80’s & 90’s” on twitter @ethemadassassin

Rah Digga ft Rapsody “Another One (RMX)” on twitter @TheRealRahDigga

Matt Maddox “No Country For Old Men” on twitter @MattMaddox82

Ultramagnetic MC’s “Let The Bars Go” on twitter @MCsUltra & @Ultraman7000

Constant Deviants “It’s OK” on twitter @Six2Sixshift

Butta da Prince ft Crooked I “Dolla Bills (RMX) on twitter @ButtaDaPrince

We’d also like to take this opportunity to show our appreciation to the international media who have supported these artists over the past year

If any djs require the full quality clean radio edits of any of these tracks, they can be requested from us HERE

We’ll be back soon with more new music, artists, albums, joints & jams.

From everyone involved with UrbanElite PR, enjoy the holidays and good luck for 2014

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British online publication NIJI Magazine have provided a particular focus on new upcoming artists over the past few years in the field of Fashion, Art & Music.

They are the latest to review the debut solo album by London rapper & producer Apex Zero, “Reality Provoking Liberation”, which releases on Monday 28th October. It’s shaping up as one of the top UK hip hop album releases of 2013 gaining plaudits for the range of political & social issues addressed in the emcee’s lyricism.

The trademark energetic delivery developed as one half the First and Last duo and Pantheonz of Zenn-La crew is in full effect throughout, with his own production and that of OMeziah providing the ideal backdrop with some driving beats and a powerful soundscape.

The review which opens “The West London rapper does not mince his words with his lyricism, and tells the tale of living in London in the 21st Century well.” can be read HERE

You can hear Apex live in the Itch FM studio tonight from 8.30pm GMT (3.30pm EST) with DJ Sammy Jay and Dynamic Jen on their Xposure Show www.itch.fm He will then be live in the Bang Radio 103.6 FM studio with Mr 13 this coming Tuesday from 10pm GMT www.wearebang.com

Further ahead, as well as looking out for more media coverage and new video and single releases, Apex has his album launch event upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL on Saturday 7th December from 8pm – 1am. He will be performing with a full live band, and there will also be performances by Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Entry is £5 on the door, nearest tube station is Aldgate East. Check the venue details at www.vibe-bar.co.uk

You can keep up to date with him on twitter @ApexZero00 and also check for news on his website www.firstandlastpride.co.uk Also connect with NIJI on twitter @NIJIMagazine

Check out a couple of his single releases from the album, Spray The Roof ft OMeza Omniscient & Invincible Armour, and A Meeting of the Continents ft Hasan Salaam & Iron Braydz


Any further requests for interviews, copy albums for review or djs looking for full quality radio edit mp3s of any singles taken from the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE

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