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Maleek Berry - Been Calling

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Maleek Berry's latest, which he produced and wrote is definitely giving us major summer vibes. This song is very much aimed at the ladies, with his sweet lyrics its hard not to like this song. The rhythm is giving off a dancehall/afro beats theme to it from his vocals and lyrics. Its catchy and very much likeable. Give it a listen and be the judge.

 

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Video: Jimmy Iovine on working with Dre, love for Rolling Stones and more! Plus trailer for 'The Defiant Ones'

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Dope new interview with the iconic music mogul who runs Interscope records, and famous for signing Dr Dre amongst many others!

With his new HBO series 'The Defiant Ones' out now this is a must-see interview! Check below for the trailer of the series that this is about! 

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Video: NSG ft Geko - Yo Darlin'

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NSG ft Geko have teamed up to create a banger, the combination is just epic! Afro-beats and rap has made its mark in mainstream music over the years and this song reminds us exactly why. With its catchy lyrics and unique beat, its a song you will not forget. The music video is on point just like the song, it matched well with the party anthem they created, check out the sexy girls and the hard dance moves they show off. 

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Event: Boassy Records Launch party @ Camelot Castle, London July 8 w/ Izzie Gibbs, Scouse Tremz & more

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Check out this launch party for a new independent label - Boassy Records. It's happening July 8th and will have performances from Izzie Gibbs, Scouse Tremz, Danzey (recently featured on Abra Cadabra's new single), Sun Divas, afrobeats artist Xncle and Kurg9a. Tickets here

July 8 - 8pm - 3am @ Camelot Castle,Chestnut Rise, London SE18 1RL

  
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J Hus & Jae5 remix French Montana's Unforgettable.

J Hus & Jae5 remix French Montana's Unforgettable.

He’s done it again! After creating one of the most highly anticipated and highly regarded debut albums of 2017, its just common sense he’d be able to remix one of the biggest songs of 2016/17 and still make it sound as good as the original!

Before talking about Hus though, we’ve gotta talk about his producer JAE5. The man is legendary just based off the ‘Common Sense’ album, but he took it one step further this time; completely changing the beat for French Montana's Unforgettable was a risky tactic but it paid off so well. The new beat is more afro, and more danceable compared to the original - even French Montana sounds more wavey over it! Then we have Hus’ calm, African accented lyrics pulling everything together, this has got to be one of those songs you listen to on speaker, around a BBQ with a few mates. As I said, East London’s finest has done it again.

twitter.com/Jhus // twitter.com/JAE5_

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Video: Steel Banglez interview with DJ Dubl - talks frustrations and successes

Video: Steel Banglez interview with DJ Dubl - talks frustrations and successes

The well established UK producer has recently raised his profile big time working with Mist, but has worked with the cream of the crop over the years! He speaks to DJ Dubl on a range of subjects including Vash from Play Dirty excluding his tag from a range of his biggest beats! 

Also he discusses touring with Drake, and about music on the way with Future, J Cole and more! 

 

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Songwriters & producers can win share of £100k cash prize with Salute Music Makers

Songwriters & producers can win share of £100k cash prize with Salute Music Makers

Aiming to provide an alternative talent platform to mainstream offerings like The X-Factor and The Voice, Salute Music Makers is a pioneering enterprise redefining the face of the music industry.

Entrants to the Salute Music Makers competition stand the chance of winning £50,000 cash top prize, while 5 other shortlisted finalists will each receive £10,000, no strings attached. 

The idea behind the project is to create an accessible and fair opportunity for a diverse range of songwriters and music producers to showcase their talents, tapping into the DIY generation of music making.

Salute’s competition is like no other; whilst representing the multi-cultural diversity of the UK and covering all genres, Salute will fuse social media and Digital TV, utilising Facebook and working in partnership with Unilad to ensure entrants get unprecedented amount of exposure to a global audience.

Check out their website here, and find out how you can get involved!

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You need to know about the unique KALLIDA Festival this July!

You need to know about the unique KALLIDA Festival this July!

Always great to see a new entry on the UK festival calendar, and with this range of talent in their line up, KALLIDA is definitely one to know about! They takeover Baskerville Hall - a 19th century country house, surrounded by 130 acres of Welsh countryside, for a new type of festival that is both immersive and totally individual. 

Hip hop and grime fans will be glad to hear there's a good selection of emrging rappers and producer/DJs on the line up, but with so many sounds to hear this is one to discover a whole load of more names also! 

Tickets & accommodation starting at £65 are available now from www.kallida.co.uk and camping is free for anyone with a ticket! 

 

 

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Kabaka Pyramid 'Contraband' UK Tour - June 2017

Kabaka Pyramid 'Contraband' UK Tour - June 2017

The Jamaican star, who was recently interviewed on our Pyro Radio show is set for a UK tour in June, with dates and locations below! Make sure you check him out if you love real reggae music!

THU 22 JUN 2017 - O2 Academy Islington, London

 

MON 26 JUN 2017 - Hidden, Manchester

 

TUE 27 JUN 2017  - The Fleece Bristol

 

THU 29 JUN 2017 - The Wardrobe, Leeds
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Video/Review: Hak Baker- 7AM

Video/Review: Hak Baker- 7AM

After a career taking him from grime collective Bomb Squad at 14 to working alongside Skepta London singer-songwriter Hak Baker is now gearing up for the release of his EP The Misfits with the release of debut video 7AM. 

Baker has clearly spent time creating a unique sound which here manifests as a futuristic and ethereal rendering of folk guitar instrumentals and synth which helps create the same edgy, dreamlike feel of the video.

Starting out in a party Baker himself only briefly appears in the visuals observing and narrating from behind his guitar with the main narrative following one of the guests escaping into a surreal dreamscape. Lyrically though Baker is present throughout once again showing a combining of influences with his accent, character and emotions clearly showing through the soulful delivery.

7AM is certainly worth a watch and listen for something a bit different that will leave you thinking and with a full EP on the way there's certainly more to watch out for from Hak Baker.

www.facebook.com/hakbaker // @HakBaker

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Event: Huge AFROPUNK Line-Up Announcement with JME, Danny Brown, Kojey Radical and more!

Event: Huge AFROPUNK Line-Up Announcement with JME, Danny Brown, Kojey Radical and more!

AFROPUNK returns to London on JULY 22-23. They've revealed a heavy line up from a range of artists including DANNY BROWN, JME, WILLOW SMITH, LIANNE LA HAVAS, NAO, THUNDERCAT, LITTLE SIMZ, JAZZ RE:FRESHED, NADIA ROSE, KOJEY RADICAL, GAL DEM DJS, and more!

Last year's Afropunk saw thousands make their way to north London's Alexandra Palace for a radiant display of African cuisine and culture that spans genres and generations. Last year saw plenty of names and genres including Grace Jones, Loyle Carner, SZA, Lady Leshurr and GoldLink.

After a successful first year in London, Afropunk is taking over south London's recently raised and praised, Printworks to set Canada Water alight. 

The festival is in it's 12th year and as well as the main event in it's home town Brooklyn, events will be kicking off worldwide in Paris, Atlanta, Johannesburg. So even if you're not in the UK this year, you'll be near a decent Afropunk. Why dyou want to hit up Afropunk, watch below:

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Stream: Suli Breaks drops 4 track project 'Slum Poetry'

Stream: Suli Breaks drops 4 track  project 'Slum Poetry'

The North London spoken word artist releases this fresh 4-track EP which is more of a collection of poems, which includes the heartfelt “City Called Home” featuring poet Awrt, as well as the profound “Notes on Ewer Street”. 

Stream using any of these links - 

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/sulibreaks/sets/slum-poetry-masterStream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/09kYoO...Stream/Buy Apple Music: https://itun.es/gb/Wqj5ibAll other outlets: http://listen.platoon.ai/slum-poetry
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Video: Potent Whisper as guest on our PyroRadio show for a spoken word performance & interview

Video: Potent Whisper as guest on our PyroRadio show for a spoken word performance & interview

Watch the interview and freestyle section here, and don't forget to tune in to the BlatantlyBlunt Radio show on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at 7-9pm on PyroRadio.com. Listen back to the past episodes of the show here.

You can catch Potent Whisper as one of the headliners of our hip hop showcase at Portobello Live - https://www.facebook.com/events/663490530519275/ 

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Video: Not3s Interview with DJ Dubl

Video: Not3s Interview with DJ Dubl

DJ Dubl links up with one of the hottest names in UK rap who is riding high off his single 'Addison Lee'. He talks about the fusion of sounds which he exists in. He also discusses his past names and more! 

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Video: Shay D + the Collective - Can't Let Go

Video: Shay D + the Collective - Can't Let Go

The North London rapper links up with Lincolnshire group The Collective, for this laid but lyrically deep track featuring a soothing guitar riff and dope hook! 

Peep our interview with Shay D from 2013, below!

https://www.facebook.com/shaydrap

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