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Tech House DJ Plays Same Hi Hat & Kick Drum Sample For Five Hours – Drugged Crowd None the Wiser

Tech House DJ Plays Same Hi Hat & Kick Drum Sample For Five Hours – Drugged Crowd None the Wiser

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London based tech house DJ, Robert Jonathan Swift, made his international debut last week when he was invited to play club Trouw in Amsterdam. “It was a huge gig for me at this point in my career,” Robert told Wunderground. “Unfortunately when I arrived at the club for my slot I realized I had accidentally brought along a blank USB stick. I began to panic until I looked out into the crowd and noticed the eyes closed, gentle swaying being exhibited by the crowd and figured everyone was likely on some sort of bath salts and/or completely blitzed on ketamine so I figured I could shoot from the hip and wing it.” Robert was able to borrow his mate’s laptop and download a generic tech house loop moments before he had to begin playing. “The plan originally was to download a few more tunes somehow, but after playing with the effects a bit and using the faders slightly the crowd was actually giving me a great response so I decided to just keep on with it and I actually had them eating out of my palm in no time,” Robert explained. “Three hours into the set, I feigned going to the toilet whilst I loaded some indecipherable vocals onto the sample decks,” Robert informed us, “that really sent them over the top, and soon enough it was complete bedlam in the main room.” When asked about the set, stoned club attendees gave Robert shockingly favorable reviews despite the fact that he played the same track looped for five hours straight. “Sick innit?” one clubber exclaimed when asked about the night. “The technicality of the mixing was such that I hardly noticed a transition for the whole of the set.” “Brilliant,” flatly stated another partier, “rarely do you see a DJ put in that much variety and thought from the warm up to peak time and come down. A masterclass in both technical ability and musical knowledge. So refreshing to see a DJ not simply press play but take the crowd on a journey start to finish.”

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About the Author Robert Robert “works” at an investment bank whilst browsing Reddit and fantasizing about clubbing holidays.

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New Years Party 2014 all day event at London Hott Radio Cafe

New Years Party 2014 all day event at London Hott Radio Cafe

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For Limited people – Bring the party into 2014 without the gas and pure positive vibes…

Start time : 12pm – late – All day event –

Imported stock – (Only at London Hott Radio Imported for Christmas)
Courvoisier Rose
Ciroc Peach
Hennessy Black
Nuvo

Call 07951 019 961 for more details or bookings

Word Of Mouth – Uncle Drummer interviews Uncle Errol at London Hott Radio Cafe Streatham

Word Of Mouth – Uncle Drummer interviews Uncle Errol at London Hott Radio Cafe Streatham

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A sneek of last weeks event… come enjoy the fun!

Word Of Mouth – Every Sunday – 5pm to 10pm @ London Hott Radio Cafe
15 Leigham Hall Parade,
Streatham High Road,
Next to Nandos,
London SW16 1DR

for info call 07951 019 961

MOBO Awards 2013: The Winners

MOBO Awards 2013: The Winners

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Last night as the MOBO Awards celebrated its 18th birthday in their new venue – The SSE Hydro in Glasgow. The winners were…

Best African Act
Fuse ODG

Best Album
Home, Rudimental

Best Female in association with Tresor Paris
Laura Mvula

Best Gospel
Lurine Cato

Best International Act
Kendrick Lamar

Best Jazz
Sons of Kemet

Best Male
Wiley

Best Newcomer in association with HTC
Krept & Konan

Best Reggae Act
Sean Paul

Best RnB/Soul Act
Laura Mvula

Best Song in association with PRS for Music
‘La La La’, Naughty Boy

Best UK Hip Hop/Grime
Tinie Tempah

Best Video in association with SBTV
‘La La La’, Naughty Boy

Be MOBO
Stephen Lawrence Trust

RAKIM – Live in Concert London 12th Dec 2013

RAKIM – Live in Concert London 12th Dec 2013

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Venue:
IndigO2, London
Date:
Thu, 12/12/2013 19:00

AGMP presents RAKIM – Live in Concert

The Greatest MC of all time

In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim‘s technical abilities.

The duo’s first single, “Eric B. Is President” was a success and got the duo a contract with the fledgling Island Records sub-label 4th & B’way. The duo’s next single, the smash “I Know You Got Soul,” sparked early debate on the legality of unauthorized, uncredited sampling when James Brown sued to prevent the duo’s use of a fragment of his music.

Their first full album, “Paid In Full”, was released in 1987. causing a stir in the hip-hop music world due to its novel sound, approach, and subject matter. Rakim pioneered a practice previously unknown to hip-hop called internal rhyming. Already an important aspect of traditional poetry, where rhymes could be found throughout the bar of a lyric which added to the rhythmic complexity of the song: “I keep the mic at Fahrenheit, freeze MCs, make ’em colder/The listeners system is kicking like solar/As I memorize, advertise like a poet/Keep it goin’when I’m flowin’ smooth enough, you know it’s rough.” Instead of two rhyming syllables within two lines at the end of the lines, as we would find in the older hip-hop style displayed above, we have 18 rhyming syllables in just four lines. Rakim also introduced a lyrical technique known as cliffhanging and popularized the use of metaphors with multiple meanings. His songs were the first to really impart hip-hop music lyrics with a serious poetic device sensibility.

Eric B & Rakim went on to produce three more successful albums, all now considered hip hop standards.

Jay Z catches the Tube in London to his own concert

Jay Z catches the Tube in London to his own concert

To most people’s surprise catching the tube in London back home from work on Saturday night, Jay-Z takes the underground to his concert also accompanied by Chris Martin, Timbo and a few others.

Everybody knows how manic travelling around London can be, that’s why for some of us,  hopping on the tube is the best option to get around quickly. Yesterday London commuters were in for a big surprise as Jay Z, who’s currently in town for the London leg of his Magna Carta Holy Grail Tour, rode the tube to his show at The O2.  As if one Grammy Award wining artist on the tube wasn’t enough, Timbaland and Chris Martin were also spotted with Jigga, along with a few more of his entourage.

Of course their sightings drove Londonders into a frenzy and many of those that spotted the crew  hit Twitter.

Fans wrote:

“Coming off the tube and I see Jay Z casually walking up the next escalator next to me… EVERYONE GOES NUTS!! WTF??!”

“So jay Z gets on a tube to his own concert LOOOL about 500 ppl just ran after him.”

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BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH SATURDAY NOV 2ND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY

BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH SATURDAY NOV 2ND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY

SUPERSTARS OF HIP HOP TOUR FT BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH SATURDAY NOV 2ND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY!!!

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If you’re a REAL Hip Hop fan, on Saturday November 2nd there is only ONE place to be… all roads lead to the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith for the SuperStars of Hip Hop Tour to witness history as Hip Hop Icons BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN all touch down on ONE stage for ONE night only performing all of their hits & underground classics!
Grammy nominated BUSTA RHYMES has sold more than 10 million albums in the U.S. alone including 8 certified Platinum and Gold albums with hits such as “Woo Hah (Got You All In Check)”; “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”; & “Touch It”. BUSTA is on the verge of dropping his 10th studio album “E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)” for his new record label Cash Money Records featuring his 1st single “Twerk It” produced by Pharell Williams & featuring Nicki Minaj.
Wu-Tang Clan’s legendary poster boy; the Grammy award winning METHOD MAN has abundance of classic material including hits such as “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man”; “Bring The Pain” & “All I Need To Get By / I’ll Be There For You”. With his 4 solo studio albums to date (2 multi Platinum); 2 collaborative albums with Redman (1 Platinum) and 4 Platinum selling albums as part of the legendary Hip Hop supergroup; Wu-Tang Clan he has no shortage of hits to perform his London fans. METH is scheduled to release his 5th solo album “Crystal Meth” imminently.
The much loved & critically acclaimed REDMAN has 7 solo albums to date including 5 Platinum & Gold selling albums featuring hits like “Da Goodness”; “Lets Get Dirty” & “Smash Somethin’”. REDMAN also has an 8th studio album in the works dropping 2014 entitled “Muddy Waters 2” as well as another collabo album with his partner in rhyme METHOD MAN entitled “Blackout 3”.
BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN are not just Hip Hop legends but 3 of THE best live performers in the artform bar none! This event is set to be legendary… will you be there? Don’t miss out, get your tickets today before they sell out!

Guide to Notting Hill Carnival 2013 – London

Guide to Notting Hill Carnival 2013 – London

#SoundSystems @ #NottingHillCarnival 2013:

Sunday 25th & Monday 26th August:
★CMC Matrix (Drum & Bass!!:) @ All Saints Road, W11 1HE, Notting Hill.
☆ #NormanJay‘s “Good Times” Bus! @ Junction of Southern Row and West Row.
★Rampage (big street sounds!!:)) @ Junction of Colville Gardens and Colville Terrace, outside no.1
☆ #KingTubbys!!!!! Reggae, Dancehall, Bashment & R&B!:) @ Southern Row / West Row
★ #ChannelOne Sound System!!!!! (Dub Reggae) @ Corner of Westbourne Park Road and Leamington Road Villas.

Monday 26th only:
☆ #MajorLazer Soundsystem ( #SeanPaul, #DavidRodigan!!! &#HudsonMohawke) @ Under the West Way, corner of Portobello Road and Acklam Road.Notting-Hill-Carnival-Parade

VISITOR INFORMATION

It is advisable to use public transport to get to the Notting Hill Carnival in London, as most of the local roads will be for pedestrian use only. Also be aware that for safety reasons some stations may close temporarily if they become overcrowded. It may be worthwhile waiting until the station reopens rather than finding an alternative station.

BY BUS

London Buses will operate additional buses to serve the Carnival. Buses, however, will not enter the Carnival area from the first bus on Sunday morning until the first bus on Tuesday morning.
To the south of the Carnival area buses will start from Notting Hill Gate and to the North of the Carnival area buses will start from the Prince of Wales in Harrow Road.
Full details of the bus route changes are contained in the special transport leaflet available from London Underground Stations.
Bus stops within or adjacent to the area will carry displays about diversions or disruptions. However, please:

  • Allow extra time for your journey, as public transport will be well used;
  • Remember night buses will also be affected – the N7, N18, N28, N31 and N52 will be diverted or disrupted owing to road closures in the Notting Hill Carnival area.

BY TUBE

Ladbroke Grove: Station closed on Carnival Sunday and Carnival Monday
Latimer Road: On Carnival Sunday and Monday the station will close at 11.30pm.

Notting Hill Gate: will be exit only between 12:00 to 19:00 on 25 and 26 August. Circle and District line trains will not stop at this station between 12:00 and 19:00 on 25 August and all day on 26 August. There will be no interchange between Central and Circle/ District lines

Royal Oak: will be exit only between 11:00 and 18:00 on 25 and 26 August. The station will close on both days at 18:00.

After 6pm the station will close and the Hammersmith and City line will not stop at this station.
Westbourne Park: On Carnival Sunday and Monday the station will be exit only between 11am and 6pm. The station will close at 11.30pm.
Bayswater: Open on Carnival Sunday and Monday.
Queensway: Open on Carnival Sunday and Monday.
Paddington: It may be advisable to use this station instead of Notting Hill Gate/Royal Oak as both of these stations will have diversions.
Other stations: Other stations near to the Notting Hill Carnival are High Street Kensington, Holland Park and Queens Park.

 

MUSIC

Music is at the heart of Notting Hill Carnival, with traditional and contemporary sounds filling the air for miles around. Historically steel bands, Soca & Calypso Music have been at the heart of Carnival but in recent years these have been overtaken by the static sound systems playing anything from Reggae to R&B, Funk, House, Dub and much more.

Live stages also feature local bands, top international artists and sounds from around the world – Eddie Grant, Jamiroquai, Wyclef Jean, Courtney Pine and Burning Spear have been among the eclectic line up in previous years.

 

Calypso

The Origin of calypso can be traced back to the arrival of the first enslaved Africans brought to work in the sugar plantations of Trinidad. Forbidden to talk to each other, and robbed of all links to family and home, the enslaved Africans began to sing. They used calypso, which can be traced back to West African Kaiso, as a means of communication and to mock the slave masters. These songs, usually led by one individual called a Griot, helped to unite the slaves. Calypso singing competitions, held annually at Carnival time, grew in popularity after the abolition of slavery by the British in the 1830s. The Griot later became known as the Chantuelle and today as the Calypsonian.

 

Soca

Like calypso, soca was used for both social commentary and risqué humor, though the initial wave of soca acts eschewed the former. Lord Shorty was disillusioned with the genre by the 1980s because soca was being used to express courtships and sexual interests. Like all things related to sexual freedom, it became embraced because of its ability to reflect what people were thinking and their desires in a society that was sexually repressed.

Soca music became an expression of sexuality through metaphors in the West Indies. Soon after, Shorty moved to the Piparo forest, converted to the Rastafari movement and changed his name to Ras Shorty I. There, he created a fusion of Reggae and gospel music called jamooin the late 1980s.In the 1990s and now the new century Soca has evolved into a blend of musical styles.

Steel Pan

Steel Bands: also known as “Pan” will be filling the streets of Notting Hill with their wonderful melodic sounds throughout the Bank Holiday weekend. Steelband came from the “Tambu Bamboo” band from Trinidad in the early 1030s. Trinidadians used to beat the bamboo and sing and by using some creative means, began to create different tones. This led to the use of oil drums and in a short space of time the Steelband was born.

Static Sound Systems

Static Sound Systems: over 40 sound systems positioned around the Carnival area provide the perfect setting for DJ’s to strut their stuff. From Latin jazz, reggae and garage to hip hop and drum “n” bass. Samba Samba: Samba is a type of music and dance developed from the musical traditions of the enslaved Africans of Brazil. Samba originated in the north of Brazil and was radically developed in Rio at the turn of the century. Now you can hear the Samba beat in London and throughout the world.

 

FOOD AT THE NOTTING HILL CARNIVALThe Notting Hill Carnival 2013 dates are August 25th and 26th.

There’s nothing quite like the smell of Notting Hill Carnival. We’re talking about the wonderful aromas of traditional Caribbean food. The Notting Hill Carnival provides the perfect introduction to jerk chicken, rice and peas and rum punch as well as the odd taste of other exotic cuisines. Bring a healthy appetite along to Carnival, as there are patties, curries, jerk chicken and fried plantain from the street stalls to sink your teeth into. If you love Chicken Wings check out Wicked Wings

Notting Hill carnvial food - jerk chicken

Jerk Chicken

  • 6 lb Roasting Chicken
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Soya Sauce
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 tbsp. Jerk Seasoning

First, rub the whole chicken with salt. Grater the onion and rub it into the chicken. Add the Paprika and Garlic powder to the chicken. Rub the Jerk Seasoning all over the whole chicken and allow the chicken to marinate for at least 2 hours. Roast in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Curried Goat

  • 2 lbs. Mutton or lamb trimmed and cut into cubes
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. Turmeric
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • ½ tsp. Hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tsp. Grated ginger
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ¼ tsp. cooking oil
  • ¼ cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. Chutney

Season meat with garlic, salt, vinegar and hot pepper. Allow to marinate for about 1 hour. Heat oil, add curry powder, then meat and brown. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer over low heat until meat is tender. Adjust seasoning. Serve on a bed of rice.

Rice and Peas

  • 1 ½ c Dried red kidney beans, Soaked overnight
  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • ½ c Unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 Sprigs fresh thyme
  • ½ Whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Black pepper
  • 2 c Long-grain white rice

Boil the beans, garlic and salt until the beans are tender. Save three cups of the liquid, discarding the garlic. Return the beans and the three cups liquid to the pot (if there’s not enough of the cooking liquid use water), along with the coconut milk, scallions, thyme, scotch bonnet pepper, and black pepper and salt to taste. When it comes to a boil, add in the rice. Let it boil for 20 minutes, then remove it from the heat and let it sit for 15 minutes. Stir it with a fork to taste.

After Parties

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HISTORY

The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets of London W11, the Notting Hill Carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity

At the roots of the Notting Hill Carnival are the Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century – a particularly strong tradition in Trinidad – which were all about celebrating the abolition of slavery and the slave trade. The very first carnival was an attempt to showcase the steel band musicians who played in the Earls Court of London every Weekend. When the bands paraded through the streets of Notting Hill, they drew black residents out on to the streets, reminding them of the Caribbean homes they had left behind.

In the days of abolition, there was a strong element of parody in the songs and dances Trinidadians performed. Having been forbidden to hold festivals of their own during the period of slavery, they now took full advantage of the relative new freedoms the ending of slavery brought them. Dressing up in costumes that mimicked the European fashions of their former masters, even whitening their faces with flour or wearing white masks, they established a tradition that continues in the costume-making of today’s Notting Hill Carnival. The proper name for this aspect of the Carnival is Mas (derived from Masquerade)

Ibiza Hott Live at Pacha London, UK

Ibiza Hott Live at Pacha London, UK

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    Tickets 20 pounds in Advance , more at door…
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“SOCA ADDICTION” EVERY THURSDAY @ CHILLI ROOM

“SOCA ADDICTION” EVERY THURSDAY @ CHILLI ROOM

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Crazy Party Collection presents

“SOCA ADDICTION”

New weekly event – Every Thursday

Resident DJ’S
* DJ SIGGI BADBOY (Inspiration Arts)
* DJ MR GENERAL (Soca Revolution Sound)
* DJ SLAM (Lagniappe)
+ Special Guest DJ’S & Artist’s on Rotation

Opens 8pm till late

@ Chilli Room
24-26 South End Croydon CRO 1DN

Entry £5 b4 10 more after

So Bring your Flags, Whistle & Horns we starting #NottingHillCarnival from Now!!!

Sponsored by S&J Promotion & www.londonhottradio.com

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