London’s Apex Zero prepares for his Reality Provoking Liberation album launch party with the release of this brand new joint straight out the lab, “Transcendental Emcee”.
The debut solo album was released to wide critical acclaim on 28th October, and this new track brings a lil’ different flava courtesy of Frank Freeman’s production, while Apex displays his trademark skilled wordplay and lyricism
The launch event takes place this Saturday, 7th December, upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Apex will be showcasing tracks from the album with a live band, while there will also be performances from Caxton Press and Iron Braydz from Triple Darkness. On the 1’s & 2’s is Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee hosted by Peaches.
With some of the city’s finest talent in the building it’s sure to be a big night not to be missed by all hip hop heads in the area. Running from 8pm – 1am, entry is £5.00 on the door, nearest tube is Aldgate East and photo ID is advised in line with common venue policy. More venue information available from www.vibe-bar.co.uk
Having already performed an exclusive freestyle video for leading British online hip hop site UKHH.COM some weeks ago, their contributor Ethan Everton has also now reviewed the album Reality Provoking Liberation which released on 28th October.
The article is yet another endorsement among many publications who have covered the release in the past couple of months, opening “Potentially the rawest truths that you’ll hear on record for the remainder of the year, the philosophies behind the wordplay in Apex Zero’s almost entirely self-produced début album Reality Provoking Liberation is if anything a reflective experience for any listener.”
It is in fact a very in depth appraisal of the album, delving into the finer points of the tracks and is summarized “As stated at the beginning, this is more than an just album to muse too. It’s intention is to bring about a new mentally aware consciousness that’s being prohibited in ways unimaginable.”
This latest coverage comes at the beginning of the week which finally leads up to the long awaited album launch party event. It takes place this Saturday, 7th December, from 8pm – 1am upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL.
Apex has been busy in recent weeks fine tuning his set which will be performed with a live band. Also performing on the night will be Caxton Press & Triple Darkness member Iron Braydz. Itch FM’s DJ A. Gee will be on the 1’s & 2’s with Peaches the regular Hoochinoo host. Entry is £5.00 on the door with the nearest tube station being Aldgate East, around a 5 minute walk from the venue. It’s advised to bring photographic I.D. for the event in line with most venues’ entrance policy.
It’s sure to be one of the London’s hip hop events of the month, so definitely not one to miss for all hip hop heads in the area
Also look out for the release this week of a brand new track “Transcendental Emcee”, not on the album but especially recorded to mark the event.
Meantime, check out the video of his freestyle which was featured on UKHH.Com earlier in the autumn
Any further media enquiries about the album or the launch event can be addressed to UrbanElite PR HERE
The debut solo album by London rapper and producer Apex Zero dropped on 28th October and has proven to be one of UK Hip Hop’s biggest releases of 2013
British online magazine Data Transmission are the latest to give “Reality Provoking Liberation” their seal of approval via their review written by Jazz Gill. The publication have developed an international profile for their coverage of dance music, but have always had an appreciation for high caliber rap & hip hop artists as the opening lines of the review testify:
“Apex Zero’s Reality Provoking Liberation is perhaps the most passionate version of this style released in a long time.” as the article deciphers the political and social issues addressed, delivered with a passionate and energetic flow style and conscientious lyricism. It’s been a common theme in much of the media coverage which has been widespread for this album, not so much a throwback to an early sound, but a throwback to a time when the genre was used in a more thought provoking way
Summarizing “this is an album full of anthems for the street soldiers in the UK.” read the whole review HERE
Apex Zero will launch the video for his new single Absolute Zero on Tuesday 5th November at noon GMT, 7am EST. Currently busy with further media interviews and in rehearsals with his live band, you can see him live at his album launch party on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 6QL.
The night runs 8pm – 1am and there will also be performances by Caxton Press anhd Triple Darkness’ Iron Braydz with DJ A.Gee from Itch FM on the 1’s & 2’s. Entry is £5.00 on the door and venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk
Any further media inquiries regarding the release or live event can be sent to UrbanElite PR HERE DJs looking for clean edits of any of the singles can of course request these from the same point of contact.
Meanwhile, check out his single Spray The Roof featuring his First and Last partner in rhyme OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour
Riding in on the back of St Jude’s Storm which hit the southern UK this morning, the 28th October arrived and with it the release date of the debut solo album by west London’s rapper & producer Apex Zero.
Having released his mixtape The Pulse of the Awakening almost exactly a year ago, the new album “Reality Provoking Liberation” is 15 tracks of hard spittin, conscientious lyricism and raw energy which has received plaudits for the range of political and social issues addressed in the rhymes
Having been influenced by artists such as Wu Tang, dead prez, Immortal Technique, Phi Life Cypher, Blak Twang, Skinnyman and Klashnekoff, comparisons have been made by the media to UK hip hop contemporaries such as Lowkey, Akala & Triple Darkness for the manner in which he tears into the subject matter and brings meaning to the tracks in the best traditions of the culture.
Already reviewed and interviewed by a wide range of publications, including Flavour, Clash, Wordplay, Bearded, The Skinny, In-Spirels, The Word is Bond, Whatculture, MOJO, Subba Cultcha, AAA Music, Sampleface, Blacksheep and much more….with much more to come….it has been as anticipated a highly impressive debut from the emcee who remains a member of the city’s First and Last duo.
Released today independently on his own Design Chaos label, it is available to buy digitally or in physical format via mail order. BUY IT HERE
He has in fact added 3 bonus cuts recently to the original 12 track version, and the full tracklist is :
Head vs Heart (Intro) 02:12 Shackled by the Pound 04:26 Absolute Zero 03:40 Power Source (War at Night) 03:31 Our Times feat. OMeza Omniscient and Kyra 04:27 Walk on Water feat. Seapa and OMeza Omniscient 03:11 Don’t Follow the Image feat. OMeza Omniscient and Amy True 04:04 Three Children (Us and We) 06:37 Obtain Bearing 05:13 Everything Must Change 02:20 Chaotic Revolt 03:58 A Meeting of the Continents feat. Hasan Salaam and Iron Braydz 03:44 Spray the Roof feat. OMeza Omniscient and Invincible Armour 04:10 Apex Zero, Growth, Slay the Basilisk, First and Last, Reality Provoking Liberation – Growth (Slay the Basilisk) 07:04 Reality Provoking Liberation feat. OMeza Omniscient 05:21
There’s no question, this has been one of British hip hop’s albums of the year, and one all heads and fans of the traditional tru skool style will appreciate.
Check out his videos for Power Source and Chaotic Revolt
Be on the lookout for more press coverage in the weeks ahead, and a new video for Absolute Zero being launched on Monday 4th November. He will also be live on air with Mr 13 on Bang Radio tomorrow from 10pm GMT (5pm EST)
His official album launch party takes place on Saturday 7th December upstairs at The Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. Doors open at 8pm with entry £5.00. He will be appearing with a live band and there will also be performances from Caxton Press, Iron Braydz, DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and hosted by Peaches. Venue details are at www.vibe-bar.co.uk
Any further media or press inquiries requesting interviews or copies of the album to review, or djs looking for full quality radio edit mp3s of any of the singles from the album can contact UrbanElite PR HERE
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
British online & physical publication Wordplay Magazine cover all the elements of hip hop, music, breakin, graffiti, fashions, deejaying and more.
With healthy quality controls, they report on the best hip hop from around the world and remain of course supporters of the homegrown UK scene. It’s a great read for fans of traditional hip hop culture, hip hop heads and those wanting to learn more.
Their contributor Delphina Scott cast en eye over the debut solo album by West London’s Apex Zero. Releasing on 28th October, “Reality Provoking Liberation” is the follow up to his mixtape “The Pulse of the Awakening” and he may also be known to some as part of the city’s First and Last duo as well as performing with The Pantheonz of Zenn-La
The review opens : “There are a growing number of emcees on this side of the pond i.e the UK or maybe more appropriately ‘The Belly of The Beast” who are perfectly aware of the governmental pressures that are being heaped upon the 99%. Apex is part of this uprising and he continues with what would seem to be his mission launch a full assault on the system using his self described ‘Neo Hardcore’.”
His energetic & passionate flow addressing a range of political & social issues is touched upon “Apex Zero’s style is lyrically dense but not un-fathomable and it’s likely some of the knowledge he kicks may push some people to learn about things schools don’t teach. He has a full on lyrical machine gun approach via his rapid unrelenting flow.” and in summary reflects “Apex brings us plenty of food for thought and production that’s full of atmospheric strings and tuff beats. Indeed his album is a 12 course meal. 12 tracks of nourishing revolution! Don’t sleep on it.”
The album launch party takes place on Saturday 2nd November at London’s Vibe Bar, 91 Brick Lane, Shoreditch E1 6QL. Also performing will be Caxton Press and Iron Braydz, with DJ A.Gee (Itch FM) and host Peaches. The event runs from 8pm – 1am, £5.00 on the door and entrance is for those aged 18 & over. It looks like being a great show, so get down if you can.
Meanwhile, check out his single “A Meeting of the Continents” which also features Iron Braydz along with Hasan Salaam.