Photos and Review – Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live at Cargo – 15th December

20 12 2007

The mighty Brass Ensemble which has everyone from Mos Def to Gilles Peterson singing their praises played their last gig in their 2007 European tour at Cargo on 15th December. Read the rest of this entry »


Quantic – Bio, dj mix and Friday gig preview

26 11 2007

Quantic – aka Will Holland. If you don’t know then get to know, this guy is a freak musical genius who has achieved in less than a decade what most artists could only achieve in a lifetime..

EDIT – grab his BBC6 mix over here now!

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Gig review and Photos: Mos Def @ Shepherds Bush Empire, London

25 11 2007

A week is a long time to look forward to a gig in London, most times one doesn’t even have enough time to recover from the previous weekend before the end of the week is once again crashing towards you and everyone is hurriedly trying to organise what to do. Needless to say I was looking forward to Mos Def and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. As i ranted last week, i was expecting some kind of new spectacular fusion of a live brass band playing all of Mos Def’s favourite numbers – ushering in an era of  ‘live’ hip-hop which is well overdue.

Long story short; i expected wrong…

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