Showing posts with label Live Performance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Live Performance. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Return to Manchester


After the roadblock event at Mantra Warehouse in 2016, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth will be returning to Manchester in the more familiar surroundings of The 02 Ritz in the city centre on Saturday the 14th of October, 2017. The duo will be joined with support by fellow 90's breakthrough artist Jeru The Damaja. Warming up before the live acts will be Didjit of More Bounce who is also responsible for this major booking once more.

Full details and ticket links can be found here. A short run of physical tickets are also available from Eastern Bloc and Piccadilly Records. Additional tickets can be purchased on the door.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Ghostface Killah 's Supreme Clientele Classic Samples (Video)


VinRican chose an absolute monster of a classic for his latest #WaxOnly series with Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele from 2000. At a push, this is possibly my favourite record from the Wu-Tang Clan's extensive discography. Awesome.

Check the video below.

Friday, 27 January 2017

25th Anniversary of Juice: Classic Samples


Once again, Power 106 Los Angeles' VinRican continues his #WaxOnly series celebrating anniversaries of seminal records in Hip Hop. This time he takes a look at the Juice soundtrack which turned 25 years old last week. There are some classic records on here including Eric B. & Rakim's "Know The Ledge" and Naughty By Nature's "Uptown Anthem" to name a couple.

The skit at the start of the video is a nice touch too. Check it below.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

More Bounce Presents Pete Rock & CL Smooth Live in Manchester / Best Of... Mix by DJ Friedz


In less than a week More Bounce, once again, welcome Hip Hop royalty to Manchester. This time we see Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth make their first appearance together in what is bound to be a memorable and landmark performance for the city.

The show will be taking place at Mantra Warehouse in Ancoats on Saturday the 3rd September. Tickets are available in various outlets around the city and also here on Skiddle. An after show party will also be in effect in The Whiskey Jar basement from 11pm onwards.

As a bonus to get you warmed up for this great booking, DJ Friedz coincidentally dropped a "Best Of Pete Rock & CL Smooth" this week. Including some of their unmistakable classics, Friedz also drops soundtrack cuts, collabs, remixes and album cuts. Check the mix and track list below.

One In A Million
What’s Next On The Menu
I Got A Love
The Basement
Lots Of Lovin’ Remix
Carmel City King
Ghetto’s Of The Mind
Anger In The Nation
Soul Brother #1
If It Right, It Ain’t Right
Act Like You Know
Don’t Curse
Straighten It Out
Today (by Tom Scott & The California Dreamers)
It’s Not A Game
Da Two Back On Da Block
Down With The King
It’s On You
In The Flesh
Get On The Mic (Remix)

Friday, 29 July 2016

Joey Bada$$ - Devastated (Video)

Joey Bada$$

A couple of months after the release of his crossover hit "Devastated", Joey Bada$$' team release a video montage of his live performances of the track. From the thoughts of never making it to where his success has taken him now, it's fair to say that this is a feel good song if there ever was one. It's a little different from his previous boom bap efforts but is still a great track.

Check the video below and make sure you get your copy of the song on iTunes. I've also added his live appearance on SKEE TV from a few weeks back.

Monday, 15 February 2016

You Know What Love Is... A Tribute To J Dilla/Jay Dee

A small selection of Jay Dee productions

February. Dilla month. The month that James Dewitt Yancey was born and passed away. It's been ten years since music lost a pioneer, genius and friend. From his early work with his group Slum Village, his high profile hits with Janet Jackson and Q-Tip, through to his own "Donuts" album he created on his death bed, Jay Dee left a legacy that will be remembered.

Manchester will do their bit to remember him on February the 18th in The Whiskey Jar basement. Ten years after the original tribute night took place at Urbis in 2006, a number of DJs from that night will come back together to pay their respects. FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Andy Peek (C'mon Feet)
Didjit (More Bounce / Skullsnap Records)
Konny Kon (Children Of Zeus / Broke 'n' English)
Mark Torkington (Friends And Family ? Fat City)
Mikey D.O.N (Krispy / Night Of The Living Dread)
with more to be announced...

Let's share this event, get a great turn out to one of the best to do it and show our love.

You know what love is...

Friday, 20 November 2015

More Bounce & The Remedy Sessions present DJ Boogie Blind

DJ Boogie Blind

Back in Manchester once again, More Bounce and The Remedy Sessions present DJ Boogie Blind. The DJ for Pharoahe Monch, Lord Finesse and current member of The X-ecutioners will be playing live at The Live Room on December 11th. Definite party starter.

He'll be supported on the night by Mikey DON, DJ Omas and El Statiko. Tickets and information over on the Facebook event page.

Also, check Bloc2Bloc's footage from the last time he rocked Manchester below.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Skyzoo in Manchester

Skyzoo (Photo credit: Joey Amandola)

On November 20th, ShedTheLight welcome the debut appearance of Skyzoo to Manchester. This show has been a long time coming considering the length of time Skyzoo has been around and putting out music.

The Brooklyn native is fresh off the release of his latest long player, Music For My Friends and a busy schedule promoting the project. This follows last year's collaborative album with his partner in rhyme Torae with their Barrel Brothers album.

Originally slated to appear at the Q Cavern in Piccadilly, the show has been moved to The Mint Lounge on Oldham Street in The Northern Quarter. You can check the event page here on Facebook for further information and tickets. Support on the night comes from Room2 artists Dubbul O & Pro P and also DMC finalist El Statiko.

In the meantime, check a couple of Sky's latest videos, both solo and with Apollo Brown and Torae. Also, be sure to watch an interview/concert he did for Brooklyn's BRIC TV below.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Bodega Brovas on Sway In The Morning (Video)

Headkrack, Keynote and Travii
Finally, after the disappointment of not all the group making the show a few months back, the Bodega Brovas made their first appearance on Shade 45's Sway In The Morning. All three members were present to discuss how they balance their work in radio along with a music career and also talked about their live shows. Having seen them perform a few years back, I can agree with Sway when I say they are impressive.

Headkrack, Keynote and Travii also performed a live version of "In The Sky". You can also get a free download (for a limited time) of "Rising" here which was premiered on the show.

Watch the interview and performance below. Also, look for the new LP "L.G.A." coming in September. #BelieveInBodega

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Jay Z - B-Sides Concert (Full Show)

Jay Z

After being announced several weeks ago, Jay Z took to the stage of Terminal 5 in NYC last night to perform a selection from his vast catalogue. Streamed exclusively via TIDAL, this "B-Sides" show was a chance for Hov to go back and revisit some of his album cuts and various verses that he seldom plays out these days. There are a few obvious hits in there too but it's great to see if you're more than just a casual fan.

There were a few surprise guests too but you can see for yourself. I doubt this will remain on Youtube for long so watch it while you can.

Monday, 4 May 2015

J.PERIOD & Black Thought - The Live Mixtape (JB Edition)

Thought and J
Black Thought and J.PERIOD

The Roots' leading man Black Thought continues his "Live Mixtape" series with close collaborator J.PERIOD on their most recent "JB Edition". In remembrance of the late James Brown, Thought goes in for 35 minutes with J.PERIOD cutting up remixes, JB instrumentals and Brown vocals all live.

This is just stupid. Love this. Stream the performance below and visit J's site for the download.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Live Set at Coachella (Video)

Raekwon, Ghostface & Scram Jones

Yesterday at Coachella, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah performed the classic album "Only Built For Cuban Linx". Backed by Scram Jones on the 1's and 2's, the duo went back and forth over some of the most iconic beats ever to be contained on one album.

Check the set below. Props to Yardie for the upload.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Run The Jewels - Early (Live on David Letterman)


As a long time fan of both Killer Mike and El-P, it was inevitable that I would support them when they announced their collaboration as Run The Jewels a year or so ago. Now on their second album together with "Run The Jewels 2", to say they've come a long way is an understatement.

Last night saw the duo performing on the Late Show with David Letterman. An independent Hip Hop act on mainstream television is a big deal. It's a bit weird to say, as I don't know them personally, but I'm proud of them. 

"Run The Jewels 2" is available now.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Murkage Live at Cabaret Vert (Video)


Recently, Murkage performed at Cabaret Vert in France in front of a packed out crowd and it was all captured on film by ARTE. Check their full high energy set below and also visit the ARTE official page here.

Their album "Of Mystics & Misfits" is available now.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival 2014: 10th Anniversary (Video)


Once again, another Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival has happened and I haven't been. Like I keep telling myself, "there's always next year".

This year saw another great line up including Pro Era's CJ Fly, CyHi The Prynce, DJ Rob Swift with Brand Nubian and the headliners Jay Electronica and Raekwon. As always there were a few surprise guests who showed up. Most notably were the performers that Jay Electronica brought out. 

A lacklustre verse from Mac Miller was followed by Talib Kweli and J.Cole jumping on stage to perform Reflection Eternal's "Just Begun". There were always going to be suspicions that Jay's label boss would show up and after a delayed and mistimed cue, Hov himself did show his face for a few cuts.

Check a selection of highlights below. More videos are up on Daily Motion.


Sunday, 22 June 2014

Skyzoo & Torae on Sway In The Morning (Video)


Skyzoo and Torae recently appeared on Shade 45's "Sway In The Morning" to go back and forth with some freestyles. No pre-writtens. FREESTYLES.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Mr. Thing on Crate Diggers (Video) / In The Loop: The Final Cypher Session


Mr. Thing is one of the best DJs I've witnessed over the years. I've seen him quite a few times and he never fails to bring an amazing party to life. This is most likely down to his wealth of music knowledge and pretty impressive vinyl collection to choose from.

Check out the latest episode of "Crate Diggers" for Fuse TV with Mr. Thing in the video below.

Incidentally, Mr. Thing is the guest DJ at this month's In The Loop on the 20th of June. It's sure to be a special one as it is in fact the last night that Agent J, DJ A-Up and Bedos will be hosting. Be sure to look at the event page and get down if you can. It's a free event so you have no excuse to miss The Final Cypher.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Essa - Man Enough feat. D.ablo & Doc Brown (Live at The Jazz Cafe)


Recently Essa (formerly known as Yungun) celebrated the release of his new album "The Misadventures Of A Middle Man" with a launch party at London's Jazz Cafe. First Word Records released this video of his live performance of "Man Enough" featuring D.ablo on vocals and guest verse from Doc Brown.

Watch until the end to hear Doc Brown give a funny and nostalgic speech about when he first heard and saw Essa back in the day.

Quality music this. Pick up the new album on Bandcamp here.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

DRS & Marcus Intalex - Mid Mic Crisis Mix for FABRICLIVE (Download)


As a warm up for Friday the 16th's Soul:ution invasion at FABRICLIVE, DRS and Marcus Intalex have put together an hour long mix to get heads ready. If you're in London on the 16th May and drum 'n' bass is your thing, this isn't one to be missed.

Check the event page here, their website page for the mix here or stream/download the mix direct below.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Nas at Coachella (Full Live Set)


Nas closed out day two of the Coachella festival with a performance of "Illmatic" in it's entirety. During "The World Is Yours" he was joined on stage by Jay Z who performed "Dead Presidents" which borrows a line from the Nas track for Jay's chorus. Puff Daddy also made an appearance for their track "Hate Me Now".

Watch the full live set below. Video courtesy of Yardie.