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Monday 20 November, 2017

The Chuck D seal of approval on UK HIP HOP project

Hip Hop is an American phenomenon which grew out of the Block Parties in New York in the 1970s. Hip Hop culture spread fast worldwide in the 80s through DJing and scratching, breakdancing, graffiti art, beatboxing and instrumental beats. The music buying nation has embraced Hip Hop culture since and the culture has found permanent residence […]

Monday 28 March, 2016

Q-Tip remembers his Lifelong friend ‘Phife Dawg’

Q-Tip remembered his fellow A Tribe Called Quest member, “lifelong friend and day one homie” Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, during his Beats 1 show Abstract Radio this past Friday. For two-hours, Q-Tip dipped into his own stash of live performances and tracks off the group’s recent Peoples’ Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm reissue, as well […]

Saturday 16 May, 2015

The Most Important Man In Rock n Roll : Blues Boy King

October 5th 2014 B.B. King cancelled his remaining 8 tour dates due to illness, yesterday he passed away in his sleep at the the grand age of 89. The world famous singer and guitarist, who began life on a plantation in Mississippi and was universally acclaimed as one of the best blues musicians of all […]

Monday 08 September, 2014

Bringing Music back to ‘Eelpiland’

EEL PIE ISLAND In the 1960s, a dilapidated hotel on  Eel Pie Island was part of a music revolution that was to change popular music for ever. A Jazz Club began at The Eel Pie Island Hotel in 1956. Soon after weekly dances were organised by local antiques shop owner, this brought fame to the […]

Thursday 14 August, 2014

Zaakir (Jurassic 5) aka Fullee Love & Producer Burt Blackarach talk about the forthcoming E.P

Hey guys it’s so wonderful to talk to you and it was great to be a part of your first solo London date! Exciting times. If I remember right the last time you were in London was in June at The Academy, where you did an amazing sold out concert with Jurassic 5. What do […]

Tuesday 01 April, 2014

Frankie Knuckles – House Music’s Finest Gem

Frankie Knuckles was one of dance music’s most revolutionary figures. He became one of the most renowned DJs in the world and for almost 30 years up to his death yesterday he still packed the world dance floors with his insatiable unique style. He was a leader in the creation and evolution of house music, now […]

Sunday 04 August, 2013

People Just Do Nothing & The New BBC Series

People Just Do Nothing, which started as a YouTube series, follows the exploits of the boys behind west London’s finest pirate radio station, Kurupt FM. The boys have finally been commissioned for a regular BBC show, so before they come to a TV station near you get a preview of how it all came about and an […]

Sunday 28 July, 2013

UNIFUNK ~ Building Bridges in Music & The Arts :: A Short Film

As many know our UK events showcase not only the greatest talent in Music and The Arts, but fantastic behind the scenes event production and filming talent. Music for life and Plug and Play Festival 2011 was filmed by many different film production companies as well as our very own in house production set up. […]