BBC Prom 37 – Grime Symphony

Been a while ain't it!? But it's summer so we've been sitting out, sipping cider and enjoying the sunshine. Tonight though, we're heading inside for the BBC Prom 37, the Grime Symphony presented by 1Xtra. The line up consists of none other than Stormzy, Wretch 32, Little Simz, Fekky, Krept & Konan, Chip and Lethal … Continue reading BBC Prom 37 – Grime Symphony

Time to Flex #2

DV and friends (Drums Eat Everything and Hijacker Records) will returning for round 2 at Benji B's rather excellent XOYO residency. Ossie A firm DV favourite for quite some time. This boy is a true modern selector. Write's a good tune or two as well... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKR7F3xFseE Moodymann We had the good fortune of witnessing Kenny … Continue reading Time to Flex #2

Time to flex #1

This Saturday night sees DV's first of two outings to Benji B's residency at London club XOYO. We can't blooming wait! Alongside the man himself on the bill this week are: Gilles Peterson One time mentor and legend of the scene Gilles Peterson will be bringing his global flavours to the dance floor. A taster … Continue reading Time to flex #1

Worldwide Awards 2012 @ Koko, London

Ever since hearing Hold On by SBTRKT last year, I was determined to see Messrs Sampha and SBTRKT perform live. The self-titled lp released on Young Turks marries garage and broken beat influences to create what Pitchfork strangely term 'post dub-step'. The album includes huge vocal performances and flows seamlessly from start to finish. Unfortunately, 2011 was a … Continue reading Worldwide Awards 2012 @ Koko, London

Flying Lotus @ Roundhouse (22.10.11)

Billed as one of only three live shows this year, the others in Paris and New York, expectation was high. Recommended in Time Out, Flying Lotus would be flanked by a vj set from AntiVJ and supported by Martyn and Kutmah, the former's new lp already a Dash'n'Verve favourite. So perhaps I started to let … Continue reading Flying Lotus @ Roundhouse (22.10.11)

Give Me Some Signal!

It was a pleasure, I mean an absolute honour, to finally witness in the flesh, the one, the only, David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan when he rolled into town for the Warehouse Project last Saturday night. I've always been aware of Rodigan and his reggae exploits over the years, but never made the time to see … Continue reading Give Me Some Signal!