Out-Spoken - A Night Of Live Music And Poetry [Event]

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Out-Spoken is one of London’s premier nights for poetry and live music. Founded in 2012 by Anthony Anaxagorou, hosted by The Ruby Kid, and filmed by Karim Kamar, Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Check out the first show of August/Winter 2013 with a one-off Saturday event taking place….this Saturday! Taking place at The Star of Kings in Kings Cross, expect live performances from Mista Gee, Joelle Taylor, Ehi Joshua Idehen, Eliza Shaddad & Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

And if that doesn’t convince you, there’ll be DJs and dancing until 1am after the performances have finished!

You can purchase tickets from Eventbrite right now. For more information click the poster to the left, or visit the Out-Spoken website.

Out-Spoken – September 2013
The Ruby Kid | Anthony Anaxagorou | Karim Kamar
Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Star of Kings
126 York Way
N1 0AX London
United Kingdom

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe – Friday 10th May

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SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving press features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out, The Metro, SB.TV and hosting acts including Jazzy Jeff, ATCQ’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Dj Yoda, EZ, Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Josh Osho, Cleo Sol & loads more!

Rock/Hip Hop fusion band Kings Of The City return to Supa Dupa Fly for their first London show of the year. The band are launching their new single ‘Please Tell Me’ http://youtu.be/6_jn0VxYPR4 (out May 13th), which was recently spun on Radio One by Zane Lowe and called ‘timeless music’ www.KINGSOFTHECITY.co.uk

Off the back of a promising year last year which included support from Radio 1 and 1xtra Franko Fraize has already started 2013 with a bang. Turning many a head with his ‘everyday man’ persona and bags of character, franko fraize always seems to leave a mark where ever he goes. www.youtube.com/frankofraize

Concessions: £6 before 9pm / £8 after via itssupadupafly@gmail.com / £8 on the door (1st come 1st served)
Tables: Available to book for groups of 10+ (arrival by 9pm)
Time: 8pm-3am – early arrival is a must
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Transport: Camden Tube

Found Festival @ Haggerston Park, Shoreditch – Saturday 15th June

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On Saturday 15th June FOUND christens summer in London with a unique one-day outdoor showcase. Cutting edge electronic sounds come to Shoreditch’s Haggerston Park.

Born as a series of 15 underground club events almost two years ago, FOUND was amongst those pioneering the melting pot of sub genres that came to define the re-birth of house and techno in the capital and London’s love for all things electronic.

 Pushing this ethos forward, Saturday 15th June sees five of the most discerning club brands in the big smoke fuse their distinct musical roots.

Joining forces to curate a cross-section of the finest talent from across the UK, Europe and further afield, these stellar promoters have programmed their own stages with a diverse pool of artists.

Unified by a love of four-to-the-floor and influenced by musical movements forged in the likes of Berlin, Chicago, Detroit, in New York and here on our own doorstep, this selection of acts promises nothing more than a blend of some truly exciting DJs and producers.

Tickets

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe - Friday 8th March

Supa Dupa Fly
SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving press features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out, The Metro, SB.TV and hosting acts including Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Josh Osho, Cleo Sol & loads more! For our 2nd Birthday, we’re pulling out ALL the stops, and we have a VERY special secret guest… last year it was Rita Ora – says it all!

Expect 90s & early 2000’s Hip-hop from the likes from Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, Nas, Bigge, Tupac & A Tribe Called Quest, DMX, Luda, & RnB from TLC, Montell Jordon, 112, SWV, Salt N Pepa, Destiny’s Child & A LOT more!

That’s right, Supa Dupa Fly celebrate their second birthday! Click on the pic on the left to check the flyer out in more detail, or visit one of the links below.

Concessions: £5 before 9pm / £8 after via itssupadupafly@gmail.com / £8 on the door
Tables: Available to book for groups of 10+ with a ticket
Time: 8pm-3am – early arrival is a must.
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Transport: Camden Tube
Contact: www.twitter.com/itssupadupafly / www.facebook.com/supadupaflylove

Supa Dupa Fly 90s Hip Hop Karaoke & Quiz @ Jazz Cafe - Thursday 28th Feb

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Supa Dupa Fly have gone from strength to strength with their club nights in London, and here we have the launch of a new Supa Dupa night, this time focused on karaoke and a quiz on 90s Hip Hop and R&B! Check the presser for details below, and click on the the flyer on the left.

Do you LOVE 90s hiphop & RnB? Do you consider yourself to be a bit of nerd when it comes to your knowledge of it? Well, so do we, so we’re testing YOUR knowledge with the first of our monthly Supa Dupa Fly hiphop quizzes! If you ARE a hiphop nerd, you’re probably also partial to spitting a few Biggie verses in the shower, so we thought we give you YOUR chance to shine, on a stage, in front of a couple of hundred people, in the form of Supa Dupa Fly karaoke! YES IT’S TRUE. We kick off at 7pm, so you can rock up straight after work, and we finish at midnight, just in time for you to get that last tube home!

There will be some SERIOUS prizes for the best ‘spitter’ in the Karaoke & for the winning team of the quiz! All you need to do for the Karaoke is turn up early to sign up on a 1st come 1st served basis. For the quiz teams can be anything from 2-5 people (but no more because that’s just not fair!) and just show up on the night – simples!

Entry: £5 in advance for a queue jump from www.rockthebelles.com / £5 concessions via itssupadupafly@gmail.com / Door £7 all night
Info: www.facebook.com/supadupaflylove and www.twitter.com/itssupadupafly
Address: Bedroom Bar (upstairs) 62 Rivington Street
Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY

J-Dilla Changed My Life @ Ruby Lounge, Manchester - Friday 1st February

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For the third year in a row Manchester’s Hip-Hop community are coming together to celebrate the life and work of the one and only James ‘J-Dilla’ Yancey. Always sold out in advance this event has become the not to be missed date of the year, much like it’s London equivalent now in it’s 7th year.

This year we once again have the brilliant Detroit MC and friend of Dilla’s Phat Kat on hosting duties while some of the UK’s best DJs pay tribute to a producer that has influenced them all. With Spin Doctor mixing an all AV set, special guest Kidkanevil both alongside Manchester’s own Me Scruff, Hoya Hoya, In The Loop & Juicy residents there is a phenomenal amount of talent on show tonight all giving up their time for free to raise money for the J-Dilla Foundation and Lupus UK. With yet another exclusive T-shirt designed and printed just for these events available alongside Dilla produced CDs and more this event is sure to be another huge success!

Minimum donation: £6 advance, buy here
Time: 9pm-3am
Address: Ruby Lounge, 28-34 High Street, Manchester M4 1QB

J-Dilla Changed My Life @ Scala, London - Sunday 3rd February

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The UK’s Only OFFICIAL J-Dilla Tributes. All proceeds from tickets & merchandise go to J-Dilla Foundation & Lupus UK. For seven years on the trot London’s No.1 Hip-Hop party promoters and thousands of dedicated fans have celebrated the life and work of the incredible James “J-Dilla” Yancey.

Standing alone as THE Hip-Hop event of the year it is hard to better it year on year but with a refreshed line up of DJs spinning Dilla classics you know and rarities you don’t, Spin Doctor spinning a special AV set & of course the t-shirt designed exclusively for the event this is sure to be another big year. DJs performing for free on the night in loving memory are: Shortee Blitz, Mr Thing, Spin Doctor (Dilla AV Set), Kidkanevil, Alexander Nut, Kutmah, DJ LoK (Dilla breaks set) & special guests. Hosted by Phat Kat.

Minimum donation: £6 advance, Ticketweb
VIP tickets: £30, grants exclusive access to VIP bar and balcony & includes an exclusive J-Dilla T-Shirt & CD.
Time: 7pm-midnight
Address: Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9NL

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe - Friday 11th January

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SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lover’s diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, hosting acts including Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Josh Osho & Cleo Sol. Expect 90′s & early 00’s Hip-hop from the likes from Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Biggie, Tupac & A Tribe Called Quest, & RnB from TLC, Montell Jordan, 112, SWV, Salt N Pepa, Destiny’s Child & a LOT more!

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from jazzcafe.co.uk– highly advised.
Concessions: £5 before 10pm/ £8 on the door
Time: 8pm-3am – early arrival is a must.
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG Transport: Camden Tube.

Click the flyer on the left to see more details on the event!

Win VIP Tickets to Last.fm Live in London: God Is An Astronaut and Guests


So, unfortunately the last contest we did had to be pulled as the concert got cancelled. A shame, but I’m assured that won’t happen this time: Last.fm have secured the incredible God Is An Astronaut, MAYBESHEWILL and Nordic Giants to play their very special Christmas Live in London gig.

Hell of a lineup to be honest. The atmospheric, wintery work of GIAA alone will be an incredible experience live in person, and I expect you all to have clammy hands at the prospect of winning these.

Nothing complicated. Just email me (ajay@overratingtheunderrated.com) and tell me you want in. I’ll draw someone out randomly to win a pair of VIP tickets to this event. Feel free to get creative.

Artists: God Is An Astronaut, MAYBESHEWILL and Nordic Giants
Address: Heaven, Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
When: 05/12/12
Tickets available from: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=516802x
Ticket Price: £14
Doors Open: 7pm

OTU:Live Presents Vinnie Paz and Ill Bill @ Lakota, Bristol-Sunday 2nd December


Almost a year to the day after we brought you Slaine, Reef the Lost Cauze and DJ Illegal, we’ve lined up an even bigger set of performers for the hardcore hip-hop heads.

With incredible histories in the music game, Ill Bill and Vinnie Paz bring a rapping pedigree and calibre of lyrical mastery that few can compare with, both as solo artists, part of La Coka Nostra and Jedi Mind Tricks respectively, and of course as the duo Heavy Metal Kings. Both will be joined by the revered DJ Eclipse (Non Phixion).

Support on the night comes from Leaf Dog, BVA and an additional RLD showcase that features Smellington Piff and Rag N Bone Man.

It’s an utterly stacked lineup that’s going to be unmissable for the hip-hop heads, and we’re bringing the goods to a city with one of the best rap communities in the UK right now. Tickets are on sale right now, and do yourself a favour and grab them quickly.

Tickets: £16 advance, more on the door
When: Sunday 2nd December 2012, 7.30pm doors
Where: Lakota, 6 Upper York Street, BS2 8QN, Bristol

The A-Z of Hip-Hop @ The Bookclub - Friday 23rd November


London legends DJ MK & Spin Doctor go back to back for four and a half hours, spinning 10 minutes worth of tunes for every letter from A-Z. Fans of Alchemist and Beastie Boys better get down early while Wu-Tang and Zulu Nation heads better pace themselves as from 9.30pm till 2am you will be treated to non-stop alphabetical bangers.

The aptly named DJ MK is not only a mixtape legend but one of the longest running Hip-Hop radio DJs in the country and the official DJ for both Dizzee Rascal and Roots Manuva. A busy boy indeed!

Spin Doctor has been keeping London’s Hip-Hop scene alive with his legendary parties & live shows featuring all manor of Hip-Hop stars under The Doctor’s Orders banner for the last 7+ years.

Chris Read, who is warming things up with a numerically themed set, is sure not to disappoint as he puts his years of experience on show.

Tickets: Free before 9pm then £5 all night
Time: 8pm – 2am
Venue: The Bookclub, 100 – 106 Leonard Street, London EC2 (Old Street Tube)
Everyone gets a FREE A-Z of Hip-Hop Poster

Win VIP Tickets to Last.fm Live in London: Speech Debelle and Special Guests


From her confessional, Mercury Prize-winning debut through to her outward looking follow up, Speech has collaborated with intelligent artists from multiple musical backgrounds. This fertile fusion has allowed her construct a sound and style which is greater than the sum of its parts and completely unique. Support comes from Genesis Elijah.

Everyone likes winning stuff. However, most of us enter competitions, prize draws etc. and never have any luck. Here’s your chance to turn that around.

The person to send the most entertaining email (ajay@overratingtheunderrated.com) about competitions that they’ve lost will win a pair of VIP tickets to this event. It doesn’t have to be a long message, we just want some creativity. Easy. Closing date is Monday 12th November. The details of the live show are below.

Artists – Last.fm Live in London: Speech Debelle and Special Guests
Address – Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Hoxton and Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
When – 14th November 2012, doors open 7.30pm
Tickets – £12, available here

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe – Friday 12th October


SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, hosting acts including Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Stooshe, Josh Osho & Cleo Sol. Expect 90′s & early 00’s Hip-hop from the likes from Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Biggie, Tupac & A Tribe Called Quest, & RnB from TLC, Montell Jordan, 112, SWV, Salt N Pepa, Destiny’s Child & a LOT more! Undoubtedly one of the hottest beatboxers in the UK, Experimental will be jumping up on stage, having recently took 3rd place at the UK Beatbox Championships 2012.

DJs: Big Ted is Hip Hop! Supa Dupa Fly’s champion crowd pleaser and deck ripper like no other! His now legendary 10 year stint on Kiss 100 was home to a show that featured hip-hop greats from Run DMC to Missy Elliot to Jay-Z! Emily Rawson is one of the UK’s most in-demand female DJs and promoters. She has recently DJ’d and curated stages at festivals including BBC Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend, The Camden Crawl, Lovebox and Rivington Street Festival, and does regular mixes for BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from jazzcafe.co.uk– highly advised.
Concessions: £5 before 10pm/ £8 on the door
Time: 8pm-3am – early arrival is a must.
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG Transport: Camden Tube.

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) @ Plan B - Saturday 15th September


Having had a huge part in some of the best Hip-Hop albums ever recorded the Brooklyn native is a master on the turntables and keeps the party moving all night spinning with the soulful sounds you would expect of someone responsible for forming The Ummah alongside J-Dilla & Q-Tip and later Lucy Pearl.

With the UK DVD release of Michael Rapaport’s award winning documentary on A Tribe Called Quest through Soda Pictures in September Tribe and it’s members are once again back in the spotlight and Ali is back for what is sure to be another great party. This is set to be one hell of a party so make sure you do not miss out!

Date: Saturday 15th September 2012, 10pm – 4am
Venue: Plan B, 418 Brixton Road, London SW9
Advance tickets: £8 party only // £15 Party & DVD

Blu & Exile @ Cargo - Thursday 4th October


Since crashing into Hip-Hop consciousness with the instant classic ‘Below The Heavens’ Blu has been one of the underground names on everybody’s lips. As prolific as he is talented he already boasts as many as ten full length albums and just as many mixtapes releases since his 2007 debut including this years ‘NoYork’ which had been penciled to be his major label debut.

To mark the September release of their second collaborative full length album ‘Give Me My Flowers’ Blu & produced extraordinaire Exile, who met through fellow collaborator Aloe Blacc, perform London together for the very first time.

Date: Thursday 4th October, 8pm-midnight
Venue: Cargo, Rivington Street, London EC2 3AY (Old Street Tube)
Tickets: £10 Advance // £15 on door

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe – Friday 11th May


SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving press features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out, The Metro, SB.TV and hosting acts including Rita Ora, Conor Maynard, Rizzle Kicks, Josh Osho & Stooshe. This month we’re starting early & taking over The Jazz Café for 7 hours with some incredible live sets early on before we get deep with the 90s gems you all love from 11pm! Expect to hear 90s Hip-hop from  Dre, Snoop Dog, KRS One, Wu-Tang, Nas, Biggie, Tupac & A Tribe Called Quest & RnB from TLC, Montell Jordon, 112, SWV, Salt N Pepa, Destiny’s Child & A LOT more.

Elro has racked up 1.5 million views on his SB.TV warm-up session, and is about to release his debut, ‘Bad News’. Mike Skinner (formerly of The Streets) has found it fit to resurrect The Beats label (once home to Example and Professor Green), for the occasion. With Skinner also providing the beat and his now D.O.T. partner Robert Harvey residing on the hook, the next chapter is soon to be revealed.

Cleo Sol In addition to receiving key TV & radio play, industry taste-makers (including MTV, MOBO) have marked her as a ‘one to watch in 2012′. Cleo signed her first major deal with Island Records in December 2011 and is currently working on her first Island release due Spring 2012.

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from jazzcafe.co.uk / www.rockthebelles.com – highly advised.
Concessions: £7 / £8 on the door
Time: 8pm-3am – early arrival is a must.
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG Transport: Camden Tube

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe - Friday 13th April


SDF has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90′s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out, The Metro, SB.TV and hosting acts including Rita Ora, Rizzle Kicks, Josh Osho & Stooshe. This month we’re hitting you with a live set from the awesome Conor Maynard. Expect to hear 90s Hip-hop from Dre, Snoop, KRS One, Wu-Tang, Nas, Bigge, Tupac & A Tribe Called Quest & RnB from TLC, Montell Jordon, 112, SWV, Salt N Pepa, Destiny’s Child & more.

Conor Maynard signed to EMI’s Parlophone, and caught the attention of Pharrell, who flew him out to his Miami pad at the weekend to work with him. The video to Can’t Say No, has notched up over a million views on Youtube.
Dj Emily Rawson is the brains behind Rock The Belles & Supa Dupa Fly. She is one of the most diverse dj’s on the scene and had played at everything from events for Mathew Williamson and Vogue to parties for Kanye West and support slots for Big Boi, Tinie Tempah and Eliza Doolittle.
The Digga Please? DJs will be spinning their 7″ collection of classic 90s hiphop. DJs, Shepdog and Kombine are collectors and purveyors of the finest golden era gems.

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from jazzcafe.co.uk / www.rockthebelles.com – highly advised.
Concessions: £7 / £8 on the door
Time: 10.30pm-3am – arrival at 10.30pm is a must.
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG Transport: Camden Tube

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Café Friday 90s Hip-Hop / R&B 1993-2003 Spesh! - 10th Feb


Hyped 90s Hiphop and RnB night, Supa Dupa Fly, has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March 2011, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving press features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out, SB.TV and hosting acts including Rizzle Kicks.

This month we’re hitting you with a 1993-2003 special. So, as well as all the usual 90s Hip-hop & RnB from Dre, Snoop Dog, KRS One, Wu-Tang, Nas, Biggie, Tupac & A Tribe Called Quest, you can expect to hear all the early noughties gems from Kanye, Luda & Fabulous too!

Dj – Big Ted will be hosting & spinning the tunes. He is one of the pioneers of hip-hop in the UK, and one half of ‘chubby kids’ who hosted the iconic show in Kiss 100 from 1999-2008. Since leaving Kiss, he’s been on the road with Ty and hosting concerts for hip-hop legends EPMD, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Q-Bert, KRS-One & Raekwon.

Live – Rufio Summers. Rock soul is the is the label most befitting the hybrid musical stylings of Rufio Summers, with a spirit and ability to inspire audiences that is reminiscent of early Lenny Kravitz and Justin Timberlake. There will also be a DJ set from resident Emily Rawson.

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from jazzcafe.co.uk – strongly advised.
Guestlists / Flyer: £7 itssupadupafly@gmail.com (this does not guarantee entry – advance tickets are advised for everyone) Door: £8
Tables: Free to book in advance with a ticket
Time: 10.30pm-3am
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG Transport: Camden Tube
www.rockthebelles.com / twitter.com/itssupadupafly / www.facebook.com/supadupaflylove

In My Neighbourhood! 'All Things Garage and Bass' @ Jazz Café - 3rd February

From the people who brought you hyped 90s Hip-Hop & RnB night ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ comes an unmissable new monthly soirée. In My Neighbourhood celebrates all things Garage & Bass, from the US sounds of the early 90s, to 2 step and the UK vibes of the late 90s through to upfront bass driven sounds of today, with some of the biggest names in the game gracing the decks.

Expect to hear Todd Edwards, Mj Cole, Sticky, Zed Bias, Sia, Dreem Teem, Tuff Jam, Wiley, plus fresh sounds from The 2 Bears, Toddla T, Redlight, The Count & Sinden, Zinc and lots more.

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 Here – strongly advised. Door: £8. Tables: Free to book in advance with a ticket. Time: 10.30pm-3am. Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG. Transport: Camden Tube. Contact: rockthebelles.com / twitter.com/irockthebelles / Selected drinks only £2.40!

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www.facebook.com/rockthebelles
www.twitter.com/itssupadupafly
www.facebook.com/supadupaflylove

Rock The Belles @ Notting Hill Arts Club with Shystie & NoLay [27.01.12]


Shystie One of the pioneers of the British female music game; Shystie returns! Her explosive live shows are not to be missed and bringing her edgy and unique style back to the scene, she prepares to drop her new EP ‘Pink Mist’…coming very soon! www.facebook.com/iamshystie

NoLay Since the release of ‘Unorthodox Daughter’ lyricist, singer and songwriter from South London, NoLay, has seen support from the likes of 1Xtra, MTV, SBTV, ID Mag and more. Recently dropping her new EP ‘He said, she said, I am bad’ she’s one to watch for 2012. www.facebook.com/NoLaysWorld

Sylvia Stone is a Brit School graduate with a unique, arresting voice, striking self-styling and a fantastic work ethic. Her songs range from tongue-in-cheek 40’s-esque blues and jazz, to epic cinematic belters all the way to bass heavy bangers. This girl is a genre-straddling, experimental artist with killer vocals and a clear vision to tickle the back of listener’s souls. www.facebook.com/sylvia.st0ne

Dj’s Emily Rawson, Fearney & Malenya will be on the decks spinning everything Hip-hop, Dupstep, House, Electro, Garage & Bass.

Time: 8pm-2am Entry: FREE before 9pm / £6 concessions list via hello@rockthebelles.com // Advance £5 rockthebelles.com // Door £8 Tables: FREE to book

Address: Notting Hill Arts Club, 19-21 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JQ Tube: Notting Hill Gate

Supa Dupa Fly @ Plan B, Brixton - Saturday 4th February


Since launching in March 2011, hyped 90s Hip-Hip night Supa Dupa Fly has become a necessity in any 90s hiphop lovers diary! In the main room, we’ll be spinning the best of of Dre, Snoop, Nas, Bigge, Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, Missy. Downstairs, we’ll be treating you to the old skool garage tracks we grew up on … So if ‘Booo’ ‘Destiny’ ‘My Desire’ ‘Lovebug’ ‘Doolally’ & ‘Crazy Love’ ring a bell, this is one for YOU!

Djs: DJ Nikki Beatnik is a DJ & Producer who has DJ’d for everyone from Jay-Z to Vogue Magazine She is also Kelis tour dj, Nicola Roberts dj and winner of Best DJ at the UMA’s. Dj JJ is a former Def Jam DJ, has played in clubs and bars across Europe. As a fulltime showbusiness journalist for the Daily Mail, JJ combines work with play and often DJ’s at A-List parties across the capital. Resident djs Shortee & Cronikal will also be on the decks.

Live: IJH Combine jaw-dropping live beatbox from UK Beatbox finalist Pikey Esquire and infectious lyricism from Leon Rhymes, I’m Just Happy spread beats, smiles and rhymes to the masses wherever they go. Astro-Physics are a 6 piece, live Hip-hop collective from Brighton. Their unique sound comes from their adept ability to fuse hip-hop, rock and dance in a fiercely distinctive British fashion.

Concessions lists: £5 via itssupadupafly@gmail.com / £7 on the door
Tables: Free to book in advance itssupadupafly@gmail.com for 10+
Times: 9pm-4am
Address: 418 Brixton Road, London, SW9
Transport: Brixton Tube 1 min walk / Stockwell Tube 8 min walk
Info: rockthebelles.com / facebook.com/supadupaflylove / twitter.com/itssupadupafly

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Cafe - Friday 13th January


Hyped 90s Hiphop and RnB night, Supa Dupa Fly, has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary.

Performers: CJ Beatz is fast becoming the BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ to watch out for. Holding down the ‘The RnB M1X Show’ on Monday nights and waking up the nation every Sunday morning, you can also hear him on BBC Radio 1 for two hours hosting ‘The 1Xtra M1X’ every 6 weeks.
Coming from a family of musicians, E.D.O.T. has been involved in and influenced by music since birth. He has toured the world with his aunt Whitney Houston, he is the eldest grandchild of gospel legend Cissy Houston and cousin of soul diva Dionne Warwick.
Lealea Jones, a songstress from Hackney, has already shared the stage with international selling artists including Jay Z, Beyonce, Amy Winehouse, Roots Manuva, Bonobo, and Little Dragon. She has also gone on to become a BBC Introducing artist.

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from www.jazzcafe.co.uk – strongly advised.
Guestlists/Flyer: £7, itssupadupafly@gmail.com (doesn’t guarantee entry, advance tickets advised for all)
Door: £8
Tables: Free to book in advance with a ticket
Time: 10.30pm-3am
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London, NW1 7PG (Camden Tube station is nearby)

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Café - Friday 9th December


“Hyped 90s Hiphop and RnB night, Supa Dupa Fly, has quickly become the monthly necessity in any 90s hip-hop lovers diary. Since launching in March, the events have gone from strength to strength, receiving press features from the likes of The Guardian Guide, The Evening Standard, Time Out & SB.TV.

This month we’re going to be celebrating 1994-2004, so expect to hear Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, KRS One, Wu-Tang, Nas, Bigge, Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, LL Cool J, Missy, and early 2000s sounds from Ludacrus, Kanye West & The Neptunes, as well all the hottest 90s R&B joints from SWV, Donell Jones, Montell Jordan, TLC, Destinys Child and loads more good stuff!

These parties always reach capacity early – please arrive at 10.30 to avoid disappointment & buy a ticket in advance. Selected Pints & Vodka mixers are just £2.20, so even the drinks are 90s prices!”

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 from www.jazzcafe.co.uk – strongly advised.
Guestlists / Flyer: £7 itssupadupafly@gmail.com (this does not guarantee entry – advance tickets are advised for everyone)
Door: £8
Tables: Free to book in advance with a ticket
Time: 10.30pm-3am
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Transport: Camden Tube

OTU Live Presents: Slaine, Reef The Lost Cauze & DJ Illegal (With Support From Stig Of The Dump, DJ Snuff & Caxton Press) @ Vibe Bar-Thursday 8th December

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Some exciting news for you all: Boston native Slaine headlines this OTU Live show with his début solo performance in the UK. Slaine became internationally acclaimed for his work as a member of the La Coka Nostra collection, and having managed to hold his own alongside veterans Everlast and ILL Bill, Slaine earned himself a solid fan base and his talent grew exponentially under the limelight. After taking timeout to secure his position as the premier ‘Boston tough guy’ in movies, starring in Gone Baby Gone and The Town, Slaine returned to music in 2011 by releasing the long-awaited A World With No Skies 2.0, and more recently the universally-praised State Of Grace mixtape with Statik Selektah.

Representing Philadelphia supergroup Army of the Pharaohs is Reef the Lost Cauze, who like Slaine will be joined live onstage by DJ Illegal- one half of Europe’s most talented production team, Snowgoons. With Reef and Snowgoons having recently teamed up to produce one of the 2011’s most anticipated albums in Your Favourite MC, this event will give UK fans the chance to see the masterpiece performed live, alongside the biggest tracks from Reef, Army Of The Pharaohs, and the Snowgoons’ considerable and critically-adored back catalogues.

In a night of diverse collaborations, the support acts will be representative of London’s own musical diversity. Multi-talented and viewed as one of London’s best event hosts, Stig of the Dump will be gracing the stage with his trademark brand of humour, and a selection of his most exciting songs. In charge of the records for the night is DJ Snuff, a veteran of the hip-hop scene, who will also be unveiling his new collective: Caxton Press.

Tickets are available RIGHT NOW. The whole OTU team will be there, don’t miss your chance to be too and purchase your tickets by clicking here.

CYOA! Presents Tha Dogghouse at The Hideaway Bar, Saturday 22nd October


Inspired by Nick Hook’s (Cubic Zirconia) annual “Dre Day” in NYC, CYOA! are throwing a special intimate birthday bash for Big Snoop Dogg’s 40th!

On Saturday 22nd October we shall descend to the basement of the Hideaway in Archway for a night of Snoop music, videos and other paraphernalia! Feel free to dress accordingly (maybe in one of Snoop’s many failed fashion lines) and there will even be a free cup of Gin & Juice for everyone upon arrival at Tha Dogghouse!

40 YEARS OF THE D.O. DOUBLE G…IT’S CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE!

A must for any Snoop Dogg fan, be sure to stop by CYOA!’s celebration of Snoop’s 40th. Need motivation? Check out our recent Unnecessary Throwback for a reminder of the entertainment Snoop brings!

Check out the Facebook page for more info: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=256235854413526

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Café - Friday 14th October


“Since launching in March, the events have gone from strength to strength and are now a necessity in any 90s music lovers diary!

Named after Missy’s first Album (but you knew that), the music is ONLY 90s Hip-Hop and R&B, so expect to hear Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, KRS One, Wu-Tang, Nas, Bigge, Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, LL Cool J, Missy and all the hottest 90s R&B joints from the likes of R Kelly, Donell Jones, Montell Jordan, TLC, Destinys Child and loads more good stuff. There are also live sets from two of the hottest bands of the moment; The Thirst and Shadez The Misfit. Selected Pints & Vodka mixers are just £2.20, so even the drinks are 90s prices!

We’ll be launching our exclusive ‘I’m Supa Dupa Fly’ t-shirts at this event, and we’ll be giving away free ones to those of you who we feel deserve it the most!”

Queue jump advance tickets: £6 click here (alternative ticket link here)
Guestlists / Flyer: £7 itssupadupafly@gmail.com (this does not guarantee entry – advance tickets are advised for everyone)
Door: £8 (this does not guarantee entry – advance tickets are advised for everyone)
Time: 10.30pm-3am
Address: The Jazz Café, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG
Transport: Camden Tube

Last.fm Launches Monthly User-Curated Gigs


A couple of us here at OTU are longtime and frequent users of the Last.fm service, and it’s interesting to see this next step in their progression, a very smart one given all of the great data they have at their disposal.

Last.fm announces CocknBullKid as the headline act for the first monthly ‘Last.fm Presents’ gigs. The monthly flagship music events, taking place in London on the first Friday of every month, will be curated by Last.fm data and powered by listeners. The first gig will be held at The Garage, London, on Friday 7th October 2011. The events will include a range of live acts selected according to the popularity of listener’s scrobbles and the Last.fm Hype Charts – providing a line-up of the most popular and hottest up and coming artists.

When asked about her appearance at the primary Live Friday gig CocknBullKid said “All I’m saying is that there’ll be a story – a cradle to the grave journey. And it will be very interactive. There may even be vogueing.”
Info and tickets available here
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Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Café - Friday 12th August


“Hyped 90s Hip-Hop & R&B night Supa Dupa Fly is back on 12th August for another rammed out party at Jazz Café bringing back the golden days of 90′s Hip-hop and R&B. Named after Missy’s first Album (but you knew that), the music is ONLY 90s Hip-Hop and R&B, so expect to hear Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, KRS One, Wu-Tang, Nas, Bigge, Tupac, A Tribe Called Quest, Gang Starr, LL Cool J, Missy and all the hottest 90s R&B joints from the likes of R Kelly, Donell Jones, Montell Jordan, TLC, Destinys Child and loads more good stuff.

This month there are live sets from two of the hottest bands of the moment; the awesome Kings Of The City and Ikes, as well as an exclusive 90s guest Dj set from 3x DMC Champion and Yasmin’s Dj Cable plus Emily Rawson and Kojak. Selected Pints & Vodka mixers £2.20, so even the drinks are 90s prices!”

You know the drill, get your advance tickets (strongly advised) by clicking right here, click the pic on the left for more details. Your favourite OTU boys will be in attendance…minus Murray (don’t feel sorry for him, he’s living it up in Barcelona).

Supa Dupa Fly @ Jazz Café - Friday 8th July


“Hyped 90s Hip-Hop & R&B night Supa Dupa Fly is back on 8th July for another rammed out party at Jazz Café, bringing back the golden days of 90s Hip-hop and R&B.

This month there are live sets from two of the hottest bands of the moment; the awesome Ash Catch Em’ and Nate, as well as an exclusive 90s guest Dj set from Mark Devlin of Blues & Soul, and residents Mr Wilson and Kojak. Selected Pints & Vodka mixers £2.20, so even the drinks are 90s prices!”

Advance: £6 click here! / www.facebook.com/itssupadupafly for queue jump.
Guestlists / Flyer: £7 itssupadupafly@gmail.com / Tables: Free to book in advance with a ticket
Time: 9pm-3am. For more info: http://www.itssupadupafly.blogspot.com/