LAWKYZ “The Waxidermist”

Lawkyz

I almost forgot that besides being a vinyl manufacturer, Lawkyz is first of all a producer, musician and a DJ.
His first EP, “The Waxidermist” will hit the stores the 22nd of June. A little serie of videos will be posted on a regular to make us wait. Check the first one here featuring the rapper Bruce Sherfield.

For those like me who don’t have the patience till June you can pre-order the project already.

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ROTTERDAM BEATS 14 & 15 NOVEMBER

The 5th edition of Rotterdam Beats is getting upon us.

On the 14th and 15th November the city of Rotterdam will host the international business and networking conference and showcase-festival for urban bass and beats and a vibrant free talent program including Beats for Kids, street art, street dance and interview workshops, debates and tools for upcoming talent on how to become independent artist-as-entrepeneurs, production workshops, an open university class on Kendrick Lamar, demo pitches, artist Q&A’s…

On the daytime most of the activities are free at the locations Bar, Mess, Schieblock (Rooftop), Hip Hop House, Minimall.

Check the line-up:

Mr. Probz (NL), Your Old Droog (US), WhoSampled (UK), Claude Zdanow (Stadiumred, US), Joe Strinati (Cornerstone, UK), Boiler Room (UK), Max le Disez (CUFF, FR), Dorian Concept (AUT), Soulsearchin’ (NL), Felloneezy & Jackie Dagger (Teklife CREW Belgrade, SRB), Nalden (WeTransfer, NL), Jamar Chess (US), Lucid (FR), Akwasi Owusu Ansah (NL), @Cookin’ Cookin’ Soul (SP), SEVDALIZA (NL), Jonathan Scratchley (Outlook Festival, HR), Jiggy Djé (Noah’s Ark, NL), Marcus Price (Slang Musik, SE), Perquisite (NL), Keizer (NL), Wido Schmitz (Step Forward Bookings, DE), Tim Heineke (PAUSE Magazine, NL), Vincent Reinders (22tracks, NL), Dan Hassler-Forest (University of Amsterdam, NL), Jannis Sturtz (Jakarta Records, DE), Mixcloud (UK), Broederliefde (NL), SB.TV (UK), Deezer (NL), Bios, Saturate Records (DE), Casper Knipscheer (NL), Julian Gupta, Splash! (DE), DJ Moortje (NL), Fellow (AW) & more

Get your groove on at night at Bird & The Minimall, Perron, Hilton, Bar, Twenty Six.

Check the line-up:

Future (US), Ronnie Flex *Album Release* , Your Old Droog (USA), SBMG, Arkon Fly (UK), SOPHIE MSMSMSM (UK), Dorian Concept (live) (AT), Little Simz (UK), Doja Cat (USA), Broederliefde, Stwo (FR), Full Crate x Mar, Shash’U (CA), Deon Custom, Vincent Paolo, So JuJu, NoizBoiz *Album Release*, The Flexican & Sef, Gomes, Loadstar (UK), Jakes (UK), Dubbchev, Crowley, Cookachoo, Jarreau Vandal, Cookin’ Soul (SP) & more

Check the full program and times here

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SOUNDSCI “The ultimate”

Boombap on your speakers, call 911 cause the disease has only one cure. It goes by the name Soundsci.
Off the EP “The ultimate” check the titled track video.

Soundsci is the brainchild of Jonny Cuba (Dynamic Syncopation) and Audessey (MassInfluence) after collaborating previously while in MassInfluence on numerous occasions for Ninja Tune (Ground Zero, Dedicated, Systematic and 2 Tha Left) they kept in touch and continued making music together. While making the first project “Dig for Victory” DJ Ollie Teeba (Herballiser) and U-George (Hemisphere) where brought in on the project and they became a constant part of the sound which lead to them joining the Soundsci crew.

Later on while working on the “Formula 99″ project they linked up with Oxygen (Sputnik Brown) to record “In a Flash” and the title cut “Formula 99″. Through working on these cuts eventually lead to Oxygen to joining the Soundsci crew.

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RAH DIGGA feat.. CHUCK D and JON CONNOR “Storm coming” prod. by MARCO POLO

Rah Digga is stepping up for the ladies in Hip Hop regarding their self respect. She is proving that using sex to get to the top is not always a trademark for longetivity.
On this track she’s assisted by Jon Connor and Chuck D on a production provided by Marco Polo.

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YATFU “No more third world”

Between 1994 and 1995 BIG D, JOJO and GOFU are Yatfu!, the first hardcore rap group from Senegal.
In 1998, after many shows and a memorable one at the mythic venue “Sorano”, Yatfu released his first album “FENKU YATFU”. It was well received and the group continued to serve the fans with new projects until 2001. After a 4 years of preparation Yatfu drop his auto produced third album titled “NIETTELU BEUT”. It features Pyroman (from Assassin), Nabi, Aby N’dour and several others artists.

“KADDU WURUSS” will be the 4th album from Yatfu and is planned for release in September 2014.

Have a preview of the project with the single “No More Third World” produced by DREAMTOUCH.

Yatfu takes his inspiration from Africa,in the spirit and still remain modern with their music. The group’s trademark is to combine Wolof, English and french in their lyrics.

Yatfu has been featured in the album “Kool M Dee” from Da Brains, in the album of the group Tigrim Bi and in “Afrikan Underground” an international compilation produced by Nomadic Wax (label from New York).

By Mohamed Sy aka Gunsy

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