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vr 03/05 Experiment B-day Edition

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €12
  • KASSA €16

Tickets Petrol

Experiment B-day Edition
Do you remember? Experiment I at a small venue we don't even remember the name off, Experiment II at Kavka, our amazing birthday edition at Zappa and the epic edition in Petrol.
After two months of hard work we are very proud to present you our two years anniversary edition!
For this edition we have some of the biggest and finest names in the drum and bass, Hiphop, Dubstep and Trap scene coming over.
We like to thank each and every one of you for the big support we already received over the past two years. This was and still is a big motivation for us!



MAIN ROOM :
Matrix & Futurebound (UK)
Het Verzet & Da Shogunz (NL)
Maduk (NL)
Diggy Dex (NL)
Timmietex & Tjerkovara (NL) a.k.a Chuck & George (Hosts)
Skiggy Rapz (NL)
Shit is banging (NL) Elliot Berger
Hoge Noorden Connect
Missing Link b2b Jackjazz
Het VerZet

SECOND ROOM :
Stööki Sound (UK)
Hucci (UK)
Jayglo (UK)
50 Carrot (UK)
Ozzie (UK)
Ben Daily b2b Omni Mill

Official teaser:

Check the previous aftermovies here:


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vr 19/04 Drop The Needle IV

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK geen voorverkoop
  • KASSA €5

Drop The Needle IV
Oude school hiphop en breakbeat. En klassiekers voor de grieters! Goeie beats voor goede volkeren. Liever geen pose(u)rs of pimpers.

Het VerZet (Nl, live)
6 MC's en 1 beatmaker. Verstoren sinds jaar en dag de openbare orde in Heerlen en daarbuiten. Propagerend: echte hiphop met de tags authenticiteit, kunst, rauw en vaardig
Poldoore
eclectische beats & nieuwe frisse soothing sounds. Klinkt als Apollo Brown en Wax Tailor, maar is de helft van Moodprint
Vertigo & DJ Eeden
een mix van klassiekers, breakbeat en gezonde funk
The Whitemen
Drop The Needle hosts. Draaien naar eigen zeggen "alle goei oude hiphop schijven met hier en daar een klassieker tussen"
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za 15/12 Kutmah, Ed Solo, Coely ft. E-Phonk,...

  • Deuren 23u
  • VVK €10
  • KASSA

Kutmah, Ed Solo, Coely ft. E-Phonk,...
Turntable Dubbers invite:

Kutmah (UK)
Half Egyptisch, half Schots, geboren in de UK en op zijn 12 uitgeweken naar de States. Samen met Gaslamp Killer en Flying Lotus stak hij meermaals de vlam in de pijp van de Low End Theory avonden in LA: FlyLo bracht de diepgang, Gaslamp de madness en Kutmah zorgde voor de party! voorbije zomer nog op 10 Days Off, nu in Petrol!







Ed Solo (UK)
Er staat dan wel Solo in zijn naam, deze bad ass producer uit de UK werkte al samen met breakbeaters Krafty Kuts, Skool Of Thoughts en Deekline, met drum'n'bass man Brockie, met turntablewizzard JFB en met beatboxer Beardyman.

Coely ft E-Phonk
Jong, Antwerps en Congolees bloed en kleur. She's got swag, attitude and A voice! Studio Brussel, HUMO en JIM zijn dolverliefd op haar single Ain't Chasing Pavements maar ze kan het verdorie ook goed live! Zo goed dat zelfs Jessie Ware en Redlight hun bewondering al lieten blijken
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za 25/08 Pure Urban presents Appa

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €12
  • KASSA €16

Tickets Petrol

Pure Urban presents Appa
Scorpia Town presents:
Appa (Nl, live) en afterparty!

Appa (Nl, live): Nederlandse rapper met Marokkaanse roots, entrepreneur, artiest, moslim & maghrabi. Noemt zichzelf de meest onderschatte straatfilosoof. Gangsta beats vermengd met zouk, Noord-Afrikaanse motieven, dancehall en r'n'b.

Support acts:

De Belgisch-Nigeriaanse Ima Essien (live) die na haar eerste mixtape (februari 2012) in september een full album uitbrengt. This love!

Het Gangthelabel (live) collectief. Gentse Gang. Vette producties, 100% gedreven. Passeerden op Stubru, MNM en JIM TV, speelden in Zweden en op Marktrock, rijven 220K views binnen op hun online songs (and counting), etc. Treden op in hun nieuwe bezetting: 3 MC's en DJ Latomski (Rauw en Onbesproken).

Afterparty met Dysfunkshunal, Jahmana en Zero X (Pure Urban, Scorpia Town).
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do 03/05 Lil B, Stalley, Die Hard 3 Pac

  • Deuren 20u
  • VVK €16
  • KASSA €20

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Lil B, Stalley, Die Hard 3 Pac
SWAG TO THE MAX!

All the way from the US of A:
Lil B en Stalley.
And from our very own city of A:
de non-gangsta's van Die Hard 3 Pac.

Lil B (USA, live)
Jonge rapper en internetfenomeen. Zat vroeger in The Pack en zorgt nu voor massa's SWAG output in de vorm van releases, mixtapes en video's. Lil B is op zijn eentje beheerder van meer social media en internetaccounts dan de gemiddelde middelbare schoolklas. Een voorbeeld voor Odd Future en ASAP Rocky.



Met titels als 'I'm Gay' of 'I Got Aids' schuwt hij de hiphoptaboes allerminst, wat hem controverse oplevert (altijd meegenomen), maar ook doodsbedreigingen (minder leuk). Lil B's teksten gaan verder over swag, f*ck en s*ck maar enkele rhymes verder zijn ze dan toch ook weer topnotch intelligent, positief en vernieuwend. Zijn clips zijn 2 a 3 miljoen keer bekeken, hij heeft 200 000 fans op Facebook, hij rapt over songs van Elliott Smith en Toto en tegelijkertijd werkt hij met alle grote producers van het moment. Not a lil something, die Lil B!

Stalley (USA, live) kwam in 2008 met zijn eerste mixtape "Goin Ape" en is intussen drie mixtapes verder én baarde in 2011 zijn eerste album "Lincoln Way Nights" waarop hij oa samenwerkte met Rick Ross. Dezer dagen ziet zijn nieuwe project Savage Journey to the American Dream het licht. Deze mister Blue Collar Gang doet ook dingen op MTV - presentatiegewijs. In Petrol komt hij doen wat hij moet doen: rappen!

Die Hard 3 Pac
Jonge veulens van bij ons met een sterke voorliefde voor obscure hiphop en guilty pleasures. Zij schuren tot uw broek fikt.

Deuren open om 20u, eerste optreden om 21u!!


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do 29/03 Dead Prez: It's Still Bigger Than Hiphop Tour

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €15
  • KASSA €20

Tickets Petrol

Dead Prez: It's Still Bigger Than Hiphop Tour
Strategies for activism, health and community power in the information age.

DEAD PREZ (USA, live)

Dead Prez komt met de It's Still Bigger Than Hiphop Tour naar Petrol. stic.man en M-1 staan bekend om hun maatschappijkritische, militant socialistische en pan-Afrikaanse teksten. Hiphoppers met een mening en een visie, daar houden we van.

Support door het Antwerpse Team Panini (live), de Gentse Fatih (live) en een showcase van het Antwerpse label Weardo Music




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di 30/08 Fresh2Def XL Dance Battle

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK €10
  • KASSA €15

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Fresh2Def XL  Dance Battle
Fresh 2 Def! XL!

Complete urban hip-hop avond op deze extra large editie van Fresh 2 Def.

Onder het toeziend oog van een deskundige jury
(Bruce Blanchard & Eldrick SYTYCD)
worden serieuze battles uitgevochten op de dansvloer van Petrol.

Dit alles onder leiding van host Dziri en onder feestelijke urban- en hip-hop begeleiding van Dysfunkshunal, dj Waxfiend Jamrocksound, Dj C-ZER en Dj Mad-D.

Hip-hop and R&B... from A to Z!
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za 07/05 Naughty By Nature - Kamping K

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €15
  • KASSA €18

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Naughty By Nature - Kamping K
Another real hiphop night to share together!

Naughty By Nature: makers van hét anthem der hiphopanthems.
Treach, Vin Rock en DJ Kay Gee wisten als geen ander hun hardcore rap credibility te combineren met succes in de hitlijsten en veroverden zo al van bij het begin van hun carrière een eigen plaats in de scene.

Op 17 april verschijnt hun nieuw album Anthem Inc. De groep viert die nieuwe release en hun 20-jarig bestaan met een nieuwe tour. Het optreden in Petrol is hun enige Belgische stop tijdens die tour!

Full support, warm-up & afterbounce door dj Grazzhoppa, dj Gangsta Cut, Dysfunkshunal, Fatty K, 13HOR, Stan & Yassin with DJ KO-NECKST en Krymoghaine.




Kamping K Football Club: resident players night
vanaf middernacht - €8 vvk - €10 kassa


Een thuismatch in de Horny Room.
Aftrap om middernacht.


De opstelling:
Mr. Magnetik (Resident, Coco Machete, Lektroluv records)
Surfing Leons (Forma.T)
Sigi (Resident, vinyl)
Dj Low (lowlands records)
R. Schneider (Resident, Plattenpussy Records)







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vr 22/04 Don't Forget Gaza

  • Deuren 19u30
  • VVK €10
  • KASSA €12,50

Tickets Fnac Petrol

Don't Forget Gaza
Na een zeer geslaagde eerste editie in 2009 in Rotterdam (check de video hieronder) komt deze benefiet naar Antwerpen.

Een avond waarop hiphop de boventoon voert en er geld wordt ingezameld ten voordele van Gaza. Meer dan 20 (!) artiesten vragen aandacht voor de situatie daar.

Tel je mee? Pete Philly, Zwart Licht, Cartes & Kleine Jay, Blaxtar, Kern Koppen, GMB, Dret & Krulle, M.O. & Brakko, Gikkels, JAE & Het Verzet & Overdosis, Boef & De Gelogeerde Aap, Fotosynthese, Killian, Mutiara Tec, ...

Deejays zijn PCM en Sotu The Traveller, hosts zijn Pax & ReaZUN (Kyteman).

Ben je klaar voor een volgepakt hiphop programma en wil jij je steun betuigen aan de mensen in Gaza? Wees er dan bij op 22 april.

Meer woord en beeld (en antwoorden op de vragen "Waar gaat mijn geld naartoe? En waarom?") op dontforgetgaza.com

Don't Forget Gaza 2009




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vr 25/02 EPMD

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK €16
  • KASSA €20

Tickets Fnac Petrol

EPMD
EPMD!
Erick and Parrish Making Dollars (of Erick and Parrish Millennium Ducats), met emcees Erick Sermon (E) en Parrish Smith (PMD). Plus: dj Scratch!
EPMD bestaat in 2011 een kwarteeuw (wtf!) en is een van de belangrijkste acts in de geschiedenis van de hiphop. East Coast business!

Support & afterparty:
dj Twelve & dj Sonar.
Host is Original Uman.






De show van EPMD begint om 0u30.

And here's REDMAN himself shouting out for this concert!
Brussels, Belgium, Antwerp, ... it's just one city/country for an American ;-)



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za 29/01 Ill City: Goed Ontmoet editie

  • Deuren 22u
  • VVK €10
  • KASSA €14

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Ill City: Goed Ontmoet editie
dames gratis voor 23u!

illCity 2011 opent met een line-up om u tegen te zeggen! Top Notch & Noahs Arks signee SIR OJ brengt een volledige sterrencast mee met JIGGY DJE, HEF, DIO, ÖNDER, SPACEKEES en WUDSTIK. Ook aanwezig: WINNE!

MR POLSKA aka POLSKI komt samen met zijn Nouveau Riche vrienden live tonen waarom er de laatste tijd zoveel te doen is rond hem, zijn muziek en zijn performance.

En omdat wij als locals lang niet meer moeten onderdoen: ook een dikke set met veel namen onder leiding van Beatsmid/producer COZONE met oa SAFI, PXL, SPREEJ, TIEWAI en meer.

Plus DOOBIE BROS (aka Flo & Cal), LENTINI the host en afterparty met dj AZER en FUNKMASTER FRITZ.

Sjansen en Dansen in de Horny Room op het electronisch dansgeweld uit de mixers van SHAVED MONKEYS (op komst met een pak nieuwe tracks), BEATBOUNCERS vs MOORE & LEZZ en KOTSNEK: electro, fidget, dnb & dubz!!
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vr 03/12 Zulu Nation Anniversary

  • Deuren 20u30
  • VVK geen voorverkoop
  • KASSA €5*

Zulu Nation Anniversary
We'll celebrate the 27th Hip Hop Culture Anniversary in Belgium and the 22 years of Deep work for the Belgian Chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation.

Many Guest will be on stage and on the Wheels of Steels (Warriors, DJ Lefto, DJ Sonar, DJ Lord Jazz of Lords of The Underground, Manza & DJ Rafik, The NBS Sound System, DJ Ta-Shi from Japan, The Artists of the Eigen Makelij Label, many more ....).

Just a moment to share our experience, listening to good music and shake what our mama gave us !

One Love,
Amazulu

Open Cyphers for the BBoys
Open Mic!


* Free entrance for the girls from 20h30 till 22h00!


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vr 30/04 ILLCITY BANGBROS: HEF, TURK, Safi & PXL, ...

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK € 10
  • KASSA € 13

Tickets Fnac Petrol

ILLCITY BANGBROS: HEF, TURK, Safi & PXL, DJ Madfingaz, Makasi...
Önder (Turk) en Hef gaan samen op tournee als het duo Bang Bros. Op 30 april 2010 maken ze hun enige Belgische stop van de tour.
Önder en Hef zijn in korte tijd niet alleen geestverwante artiesten geworden maar ook vrienden die onder hun fans vaak in één adem genoemd worden. Het is dan ook niet meer dan logisch dat de twee propulaire rappers samen op tournee gaan. Met producer FS Green als DJ en rapper Kleine Viezerik in het voorprogramma trekken de Bang Bros langs 19 verschillende podia in Nederland.



Na de show van Kleine Viezerik en tussen de shows van Hef en Önder verzorgt FS Green de muziek als officiële DJ van de tour. Zowel Hef als Önder geven tijdens Bang Bros On Tour een solo-optreden.



AFTERPARTY

illcity Afterparty met Madfingaz (Heat, City Queens, Fizz Clique)
Dj Makasi (Fresh2Def)
Luck-E (the Executives) en
Beatgrinders.

optredens & party = 1 ticket!
Wie alleen naar de party komt, betaalt €8 (vanaf 01u).
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za 13/02 Postman, Pretty Lights, Turntable Dubbers ...

  • Deuren 21u
  • VVK €10
  • KASSA €13

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Postman, Pretty Lights, Turntable Dubbers, Lefto
Rond Postman is het even stil geweest (al hielp hij Anouk aan haar grootste hit in jaren met Good God) maar nu is er een Lifetime Achievement State Award voor zijn bijdrage aan de Nederlandse hiphop, een nieuw album "Postman" (met muzikanten van oa Lauryn Hill, The Roots en Beyoncé) en een nieuwe tournee. Postmans verhuis naar Brooklyn, New York verrijkte zijn sound tot modern hip hop, vintage soul en pure reggae met r&b- en blues-invloeden.
Het Amerikaanse Pretty Lights collectief heeft na twee full albums (gratis gereleast op het net), zij- en soloprojecten van de groepsleden en succesvolle optredens de States, de weg naar Europa gevonden. Instrumentale electronische partybeats met hiphopfeel, een live drummer en visuals.
Ook dj-sets van Turntable Dubbers en Lefto!
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Porto

Porto
Vlaanderen's meest ondergrondse rapper gevestigd in Antwerpen debuteerde met zijn eerste straatRelease single video genaamd "Droog Verdriet" Directed by Stino.
Daarop volgde "Vergeef Mij" en de Zomerse Video "Monsterr" Directed by F.Telli.
Ondertussen is zijn 3de Video uit genaamd "Trippen&Flippen" Directed by ChuckySais ende ontvangst is weer boven alle verwachtingen in en hartverwarmend. Vlaanderen "Meest Ondergrondse" begint het jaar 2013 alvast met een Knaller van formaat!
Eind 2013 begin 2014 dropte hy de single "Berouw" een beat van Cozone, mastered by CLOOS en een video door Frank Telli waren het recept voor een heerlijke potje PORTOmonee 2.0 !!! Het wordt een EP met een compilatie van bangerss uit de onderwereld!
Maar eerst de 2014 Reëditie van PORTOmonee Mixtape! Deze is volledig gratis verkrijgbaar en is een compilatie van 2jaar PORTO met een aantal bekende en nieuwe tracks. Het is een aanvulling op de in 2013 verschenen PORTOmonee Mixtape.

Blijf Straattuned!! en brengt hij jullie zijn visie!

Mr Jay

Mr Jay
Mr. Jay

DJ Massacre

DJ Massacre
Dj Massacre (Hooligang/Fearless) Inspired by Dj Craze, Qbert, Mix Master Mike, Jay Dilla, Havok (Mobb Deep), Alchemist, Beatnuts, Premo, Just Blaze, DITC, Swizz Beatz, Neptunes, Timbaland, just to name a few. Dj Massacre has been focusing on making the crowd move. Concentrating mainly on Hip Hop/R&B, Massacre has also been known to throw down some 80s freestyle, reggae, house, and breaks. Massacre gets the crowd pumping like none other. He gets the crowd moving by blending together superb mixing skills and wicked scratching. Whenever Massacre is on the bill, it's a show not to be missed. Originally hailing from CT, DJ Massacre has been spinning since 1998. His early career started as a hip-hop dj/turntablist.
He learned a lot from his mentor Deejay B. April of 2001 Dj Massacre got his first residency at Starz Nightclub in Ct. From there on he never looked back. Spinning in various events and nightclubs around the US, Europe, and Asia. Recently getting into producing pretty heavily, Dj Massacre's now bringing the heat on a different level. Produced tracks for Termanology, Onyx, Bugsy da God, Shyheim, Larceny, Noah Jones, Rah Bigalow, Primetime... to name a few

DJ Bobby Boutit

DJ Bobby Boutit
Immortal Technique.

Turbin

Turbin
The Gold Chain Military is a bi-coastal group of verbal assassins. The group consists of members: Planet Asia, Killa Kali, and Turbin (all hailing from Fresno, CA), Killer Ben and Sav Killz (hailing from Brooklyn, NY) Tristate and Montage One (natives of Los Angeles, CA). Each of the 7 members in The Gold Chain Military is a lyrical giant in their own right. All of them possess the skill and the will to survive as an individual, but they understand that the whole is greater than the sum of its' parts. "I've always wanted to be part of a group where everyone was equally vicious with the mic. We all keep each other sharp," says Planet Asia. Tristate adds, "The name says it all. Gold represents royalty and a Chain is the symbol of the ultimate completion/family. That's why I believe that our link can go down as one of hip-hop's most royal connections of all times."
The strength of this brotherhood is due to their collaborative work on each other's solo efforts. There is a mutual respect between these emcees. "We have always sounded good together," adds Killa Kali. "So when Planet Asia suggested that we all band together to bully these weak emcees, I was all in!" The chemistry of these 6 wordsmiths is displayed on their first mixtape offering "Post War" which is hosted by East Coast mixtape giant, DJ J-Ronin. Killer Ben adds, "I was honored to be included in a group with such gifted lyricists. After creating our first record as a total unit, "Chain of Command", I knew Gold Chain would become a standard for quality hip-hop for years to come." Collectively, the members of G.C.M. have worked on projects with such artist as: Wu-Tang, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Busta Rhymes, Ne-yo, Boot Camp Click, X-Clan, Lincoln Park, KRS-One, Black Thought (The Roots), Goapele, Hit Squad, Bahamadia, Keith Murray, Strong Arm Steady, Self Scientific, Bad Azz, Liquid Crew, Prodidgy (Mobb Deep), Pete Rock and various others. The year 2010 will see the release of their first full length LP "Chain of Command" on Gold Chain Music. The album features production by hip-hop mainstays Alchemist, Evidence, DJ Babu, legends such as Large Professor, as well as G.C.M. in-house producers Architech, Thayod Ausar, Jazimoto and Reno 'The Masterkraftsmen'. You can expect high quality lyricism throughout the LP. One thing is evident when you listen to the Gold Chain Military, all of them can rap! As Planet Asia puts it, "The Sword will forever be sharp due to the Gold Chain."

The Whitemen

The Whitemen
Als organisatoren van Drop the needle weten ze ondertussen perfect wat het publiek wil. Ze draaien alle goede oude hip hop schijven met hier en daar een klassieker tussen. Sfeer verzekerd voor alle echt old school fans!

Poldoore

Poldoore
Poldoore brengt een ingenieuze blend tussen oude soul, funk en hiphop met zomerse new school beats, zowel achter de draaitafels als tijdens zijn eigen producties. Sinds begin 2011 wordt zijn muziek uitgebracht door het Amerikaanse label Cold Busted, dankzij wie deze jonge Leuvenaar tot op heden een debuut EP, twee vinyl releases, enkele remixen en zelfs een full album op zijn naam heeft staan.

Da Shogunz

Da Shogunz
Da Shogunz are a Hip-Hop group from The Netherlands started in 2009. With members as Blabbermouf, Corown Da Sensei, DJ Propo'88, Truffel the Phunky Phaqir, Realize and Kick Back, this underground group/collective with flavors from the 90's has brought you mad tunes and will continue to bring you music for years to come.

Jayglo

Jayglo
Residing in Bristol, Jayglo has been quickly making waves with his unmistakable style, spanning from Dubstep to Hip Hop and everything in between.
Often amalgamating retro funk influences and contemporary production techniques, Jayglo has sculpted a unique sound to stand out from the crowd.
His first release Wiseau Funk & Glo Worm (Boka) received support from a wide range of names including Diplo, Mistajam, Krafty Kuts, Foreign Beggars, TC and 16bit; proving his versatility on the dance floor.
Described as Herbie Hancock after a squat rave - his tunes exhibit throwback synth melodies with up front party energy.
Being touted as one to watch for 2011 and beyond, his sets are as versatile as his production - fusing Dubstep, Hip hop, Future Funk and always bringing a surprise element to the dance.

Jonas Lion

Jonas Lion
I'm Jonas Lion (like on my passport / pronounced the french way). I've been DJing for a few years now but only started outing myself as one recently. Variation and smooth combination between dubstep, house, techno, garage, hip-hop and reggae is rather my habit than the exception.

Now I'm part of the Level.01 crew, a new party concept and record label seeking to push new future bass music.

Some of my previous gigs: Berlin, Vienna, Helsinki, Amsterdam, London, Tomorrowland, etc.

Thank you all for the support so far, I can't be grateful enough.

Coely

Coely
Coely, (geboren op 5januari 1994), is een Antwerpse met Congolese roots. Samen met haar twee jongere broers woont ze thuis bij haar moeder die in een ver verleden nog dirigent was van een Afrikaans kerkkoor. Zo krijgt Coely muziek met de paplepel naar binnen en bloeit ze open wanneer ze op zestienjarige leeftijd mag aantreden bij het koor van haar kerk te Antwerpen.

Al snel wordt duidelijk dat Coely niet alleen over een krachtige stem, maar ook over een geweldige "naturel" beschikt waarmee ze een publiek helemaal rond haar vinger draait.

Begin 2012 tekende Coely bij het independent label Beatville waarmee ze momenteel werkt aan haar debuutalbum. De eerste single, 'Ain't chasing pavements' (hotshot van Studio Brussel), is ondertussen een feit. Het is een voorsmaakje van wat er van deze jonge dame verwacht mag worden in 2013.

Zero X

Zero X
DJ gespecialiseerd in hip hop en r&b.

Jahmana

Jahmana

Gangthelabel

Gangthelabel
Gangthelabel is an independent Hiphop collective, functioning as a label but bound as a gang. Hard workers united by the love for music, seeking for recognition and driven by the desire to make it big one day, while being supported by thousands of (inter)national fans. It all started with nothing but the will to try, and ended up with the will to succeed while their side interest slowly became their main interest. A lot has been achieved in only one year of cooperation and the team is more motivated than ever to achieve so much more, as one family.

Ima Essien

Ima Essien
Ima Essien, a Belgian/Nigerian singer and songwriter, who has already worked on numerous projects with a lot of known artists (Dj Guy'do, Deejay Shine,Robert Abigail, did a warm-up for Clouseau,...). Her first mixtape called 'Motivated' (together with Y.T.) was released in February, 2012. Her first official album will be coming out in September this year!

Appa

Appa
"In de jaren '90 begon Appa zich te interesseren in rapmuziek. Algauw raakte hij ook bekend met de Nederlandstalige rap en sloot zich in 2002 aan bij de rapformatie THC uit Amsterdam-Noord. Door zijn bijdrage op de THC mixtape in 2004 en het album "Artikel 140" in 2005, kreeg Appa een redelijke bekendheid in het Nederlandse rapcircuit. In november 2005 verliet hij die groep omdat hij niet meer op één lijn zou staan met een aantal mensen uit de formatie. Appa besluit verder te gaan als solo-artiest. In 2006 bracht Appa de mixtape "De meest onderschatte" uit en niet lang erna verscheen ook zijn eerste videoclip: "Schuif aan de kant". De mixtape werd positief ontvangen in het rapcircuit. Veel randstadjongeren konden zich identificeren met de muziek van de rapper. In de zomer van 2007 kwam de videoclip van het nummer "Ik heb schijt" uit. In dit nummer gaf hij, kritiek op de overheid en hun aanpak in de achterstandswijken. In de bijbehorende videoclip werd extra kracht achter de teksten gezet door beelden uit te zenden waarin keffiyeh dragende jongeren in Amsterdam met wapens te zien zijn. De clip trok de aandacht van de nationale media en werd vaak bekeken op internet. Verder heeft Appa zijn eigen bedrijf opgericht "Appa Productions" waar 4 ondernemingen onder vallen. "Appa Films" "Appa Books" "Appa Events" en "Appa Music" waarmee een licentieovereenkomst voor het album "Straatfilosoof" is gesloten met TopNotch. Op 2 november 2007 werd zijn debuutalbum "Straatfilosoof" in eigen beheer uitgebracht met hulp van TopNotch. Het album is naar eigen zeggen autobiografisch. Ook was Appa op de televisie te zien bij de NMO, waar hij vertelde met zijn muziek vooral de jongeren te willen motiveren om hard te werken. De thema's op het album variëren sterk van onderwerpen als vriendschap, religie, armoede, discriminatie tot een brief gericht aan Jan Peter Balkenende, de oud-minister-president van Nederland. Met zijn muziek profileert Appa zich als vertolker van het onderbuikgevoel van etnisch-culturele minderheden. Op 7 november 2007 is Appa, naast The Opposites, één van de twee grote winnaars op de URBNN Awards. Hij neemt twee prijzen in ontvangst, namelijk als Beste Nieuwkomer en Beste Mixtape. In 2008 kwam Appa met een nieuwe videoclip genaamd "Kijk door mijn ogen" met collegarapper Mr. Probz. In tegenstelling tot zijn eerdere clips, wordt "Kijk door mijn ogen" wel getoond op muziekzender TMF."

Stalley

Stalley
In 2008, he connected with Ohio DJ, Terry Urban on the mixtape release "Goin Ape", catching the attention of rapper Mos Def who he eventually opened for with his music. His 2nd project MadStalley: The Autobiography highlighted his transition from small town griot to rap star. He's since worked with brands like Nike, ESPN, 10Deep and Mishka. Stalley then linked with Creative Control, the media collective associated with Dame Dash, DD172 and fellow rap artist Curren$y for his first viral music video. With Stalley's third independent effort, "Lincoln Way Nights (Intelligent Trunk Music)", he carefully illustrates a typical night out on his popular hometown strip. As an Indie artist, Stalley appeared on BET's 106 and Park, with music videos on MTV networks. Stalley is currently signed with Warner Brothers as a focal point in Maybach Music Group. Associated acts include Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill.

Dead Prez

Dead Prez
'Strategies for activism, health and community power in the information age'

dead prez is M-1 and stic.man. Revolutionary Hip Hop with a Gangsta Lean. From their debut classic album Let's Get Free, to their Turn Off the Radio mixtape series, all the way forward to M1%u2032s forthcoming international project AP2P and stic.man's current ground breaking "fit hop" album The Workout, dead prez's RBG movement continues to evolve and represent Hip Hop culture authentically in this Age of Information.

Never ones to rush their process, dead prez is preparing to reemerge from the training, the touring and the activism to release a new studio album. If you've been out the loop on what's happening with DPZ, you've come to the right place.

You can contact dead prez to break bread or to build bridges. Lots of exciting things on the way.

Baby Cham

Baby Cham
Cham (born Damian Beckett on February 24, 1979) is a Grammy Award-nominated Jamaican recording artist, most well known for his 2006 single "Ghetto Story" from his major label debut album of the same name, a song which led to multiple "story" songs by other artists in a similar vein.[1] He is currently signed to Atlantic Records, and was previously known as Baby Cham, until 2005. He is still called "Baby Cham" by his Jamaican fans and fans from around the world. The Miami New Times referred to Cham's 2000 debut album Wow... The Story as "the most anticipated album in years from any reggae artist," and a Washington Post review of a live Cham concert in 2006 described him as "the man who may be the next Sean Paul -- a dancehall artist who crosses over to the U.S. hip-hop market."[2][3] Throughout his career, Cham has collaborated with many hip-hop and R&B artists such as Foxy Brown, Alicia Keys, Carl Thomas, Shawn Mims, Akon, and T-Pain, Keke Palmer and many others.

Phife Dawg

Phife Dawg
Malik Isaac Taylor (born November 20, 1970, Queens, New York), better known as Phife Dawg, also known as the Five Foot Assassin and The Five Footer because he stands at 5 ft 3 , is an American rapper, and a member of the acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest with high school classmates Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (and for a short time Jarobi White).

His MC alias, Phife, was named after the fife, a small flute often used in the military and in marching bands, changing the first "f" of fife to the phonetically similar "ph". Phife Dawg references the origin of his name in A Tribe Called Quest's song "Jazz", in which Q-Tip says, "And after the horns you can check out the fifer" (the "fifer" being someone who plays upon a fife).

In addition to being a member of pioneering hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Phife has performed in songs with other artists. He was featured on the Fu-Schnickens song "La Schmoove", Diamond D's "Painz & Strife" along with Pete Rock, and Black Sheep's "Let the Horns Blow" with Al' Tariq and Trugoy, among others. In 2000 he released his first solo LP, Ventilation: Da LP. Currently Phife is anticipating a second album titled Songs in the Key of Phife. He stated on Billboard's website that he would like to get Method Man, Faith Evans, De La Soul, and Redman, as well as his fellow ATCQ bandmates.

Black Prophet

Black Prophet
Black Prophet is a gifted Ghanaian reggae singer. His unique, harmonious reggae beat combined with a glamorous African cadence offers a very distinctive sound to his rhythm. In 2003, Black Prophet made his first tour to Europe, where he played on various festivals in the Netherlands and Belgium. Since then, he has returned to Holland on a regular basis, backed by his Thunder Strike band. As his reputation further grew across continental Europe, he has been constantly invited to play at shows and festivals alike. In 2007, Prophet's 'Doubting me' was named best reggae song of the year at the Ghana national Music Awards. A year later, he headlined the Oland Roots festival in Sweden, where he heralded several songs from his new album 'Legal Stranger.' A very humble artist with a modest upbringing, Prophet is considered Ghana's most prominent international reggae export. Prophet was born in Accra, and at the tender age of seven, he had his first public performance with the Ola Williams band. He released his first album 'Chains' in 1998. Shortly afterwards, he started performing as a solo artist under the name Home Culture. Like many great reggae performers he is deeply committed to his art, and power of spiritual music. "The industry lives in me and I live in it. My music is to educate and elevate people from their slumber." During the 2010 European tour, he will showcase his newest single "Good Feeling" produced by world-renowned producer Dean Fraser during his first visit to Kingston, Jamaica. Prophet has toured extensively across across the world sharing the stage with many international performers including: Rita Marley, Pliers, Don Carlos, Yellowman, Steel Pulse, the late Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, Buju Banton & Dean Fraser

J Boog

J Boog
J BOOG's debut album, "HEAR ME ROAR", showcases his ability to display a multi-genre style that will captivate audiences worldwide! His eclectic blend of Reggae, R&B and Hip-Hop fused with "Polynesian Soul" and "street flare" will find its way into the hearts (and ears) of the most discerning listener and music enthusiast! The fact that J BOOG pours his heart and soul into every last lyric of his music is evident...his lyrical styling is superb, and will definitely change the role of Polynesian artists in mainstream music! With the exception of Marlon Asher's "Ganja Farmer", all of the songs on the album are original works; demonstrating J BOOG's creative prowess and ability to write with such a wide range of versatility...from powerful, rhythmic masterpieces to soft, melodious ballads. The legendary George "FIJI" Veikoso also lends his creative skills to the album with his vocal contributions, as well as handling the producing and arrangements for the music. Additional vocal, lyrical and arrangement offerings from Donald Malepeai, Moses "Mr. Sanga" Makaafi, Ernest "Goof" Saffings, "Zen", and Isaac "Sak" Pua help to conclude the incredibly diverse sound of this album. There is so much excitement and anticipation for the release of "HEAR ME ROAR"...as J BOOG sets forth to be "a powerful voice of the Polynesian people through music and positivity."

J Boog has become very famous in 2011 in the hit parades, with songs such as "Love season", "Sunshine girl" and of course "Let's do it again"

Die Hard 3 Pac

Die Hard 3 Pac

Bad 2di Bone

Bad 2di Bone
BIO DJ ULTERIOR:
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Dj Ulterior started in 1998 at age 14. In 2003 he joined Beatstreet. He's one of the few dj's who combine Hiphop & RnB with Dancehall & Reggae in a fast and creative way. He brings you the best of both worlds and is known for mixing the best classics with brand new tracks.

He finished second in the category 'Urban Music' at the finals of the 2005 Belgian Di...esel-U-Music Contest. In 2010 Beatstreet participated in the first Belgian Cup Clash and won the 3d place at this championship wich took place at Vooruit, Gent.

Ulterior's & Beatstreet's mixtapes have been succesful from the start. Some of those tapes got as much as 120000 downloads and even got bootlegged and sold on the New York streets.

BIO INCH BY INCH:
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Inch by inch was founded in 2004 by Jebbadizer, Iron G and Detective D. After many years of hardcore jugglin and building up experience in their individual thing the sound got 2 new members, Skinny & Mickey. Nowadays they play new styles from New roots to slackness dancehall. They always bring a show with a very unique style, quality entertainment for all dancehall & reggae addicts and a new fresh sound in Belgium, especially in Leuven city.

In leuven city they have grown through the years, with early concepts like BigTune and Fully Loaded. Nowadays they present you the most wicked parties like RastaRumba & Bad2diBone, wich takes place every tuesday at Apero. These parties are hosted by the "Bad2diBone Radio & Events" organisation wich is a collaboration of Inch By Inch & DJ Ulterior.

In 2011 Inch by Inch is proud to present a brand new member; DJ M.Y.T. Still young but a big talent who will present a new flavour of dancehall in the dj sets. As lovers of all jamaican music, their selection is suitable for all audiences that enjoy the latest in JA music. Their energy and interaction with the crowd makes their shows something to remember. Maybe you'll see them soon at a party near you ...

Dj C-ZER

Dj C-ZER

Andy Votel

Andy Votel
Electronicameester, producer, wereldwijd gelauwerd DJ dito trotse stichter van FindersKeepers Records (U.K.) dat grossiert in eclectica uit alle hoeken en windstreken van onze aardkloot: van Turkse Krautrock tot Balinese Pop. Royale With Cheese!

Funkmaster Fritz

Funkmaster Fritz
Dj from Ghent with wicked styles and a unique flavor! Knows how to rock the crowd with the newest hiphop and funky remixes. One to watch!

Azer

Azer
DJ Azer haalt zijn inspiratie uit verscheidene muziekstijlen gaande van hiphop, funk en house tot elektronische muziek. Met zijn mixtapes en live sets verdiende hij reeds gastplaatsen op de radio en draaide hij support sets bij o.a Hudson Mohawke, Tokimonsta en Fakkelbrigade.

Freez

Freez

Henning

Henning
Henning Renema (1987), ook actief onder de naam Iemand Anders of Somebody Else, houdt zich sinds 2007 serieus bezig met het produceren van muziek. Door de jaren heen ontwikkelt hij zijn eigen sound, die zich laat kenmerken door het gebruik van synthesizers, maar die door het gebruik van samples toch ook soulvol klinkt.

p de Herman Brood Academie, waar hij op dat moment zit, komt hij Sticks (ex- Opgezwolle, Fakkelbrigade) tegen, die na het horen van een aantal producties besluit om hem te vragen voor een samenwerking, wat uiteindelijk leidt tot het aansluiten bij de Fakkelteitgroep (FTG).

A.R.T.

A.R.T.
Ali Reza Tahoeni, ofwel A.R.T. is een Zwolse beatmaker met een jaar of tien ervaring op zijn lijst. Hij maakte eerder al beats voor succesvolle platen van o.a. Blaxtar, Typhoon, James en Sticks. Ontspannen blijft hij eronder, het gaat hem alleen maar om het maken van tijdloze muziek. A.R.T. is A.R.T., met een geheel eigen fase, geen herhalingsoefeningen hier.

De FB plaat is de eerste volledig door hem geproduceerde tape. Zijn sound is onorthodox, heel eigen met hier en daar jazz, Perzische en industriele invloeden. Bovenal flexe biets, vooruitstrevende klanken.

Zo Moeilijk

Zo Moeilijk

Krymoghaine

Krymoghaine

DJ Gangsta Cut

DJ who started in the Hip Hop Culture in the 80's and was already busy in the production, DJ'ing, ..; with the BIG SHOT crew. Today Gangsta Cut is producing a lot of young artists and keep on playing music in different parties.

Stan & Yassin with DJ KO-NECKST

Stan & Yassin with DJ KO-NECKST
Rap Crew from Brussels part of the Famous group "Les Autres".

13HOR

13HOR
13Hor is a belgian rapper from Brussels. He is a member of DCS Crew, a belgian rap band. His first solo album, called "Des comptes à régler", has been release in 2005. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL

DJ Aralone

DJ Aralone
Aralone has different capacities knowing that he is a DJ, an MC, a Producer and help also One Nation Under a Groove organising their Hip Hop events.

Being the DJ of different Rap Crews (Rainy Days, Dope Skwat, ..) he became in the beginning of 2000 the DJ who putted music in many Rap and Hip Hop events.

With his friend Sauze, they produced a few tracks and have today a new video on Internet with Lords Of The underground :

Beat Drunx

Beat Drunx
BEAT DRUNX were first spotted in the scorching hot summer of 2005, when without warning, countless reports of a varying number of drunken mastodonts stomping city grounds flooded emergency services. Rescue workers were sent out for damage control but upon return to HQ, were inebriated to the point of toxic delirium and unable to state what exactly had befallen them.

No photographic evidence was ever found, while eyewitnesses were so severely traumatized by what they had seen, not one of them was able to give investigators a shred of useful information regarding the identity of these remorseless agents of mass destruction. Today, the investigation is still ongoing...

Rumours state that BEAT DRUNX are highly offensive and inconsiderate of your personal feelings.

International intelligence agencies state that BEAT DRUNX have a widely spread network of accomplices and pose a clear and present threat to conformist music industry CEO's, sensitive people, bouncers & barkeepers worldwide. UN security council is presently composing a resolution that will allow an international strike force to attempt to overthrow these bastards.

Dope D.O.D

Dope D.O.D
Dope D.O.D. is a hip hop crew from the Netherlands. The Crew consists of mc's: Dopey Rotten, Skits Vicious and Jay Reaper. Peter Songolo is their producer and Dr. Diggles their DJ. All hailing from Ghosttown (Groningen, NL). Biography 30 January 2011 was the starting point of the international career of the Dutch hip hop crew Dope D.O.D. On that day they released their first video ´What Happened'. Now, well over a year not only has it gained over 7 million views it has paved the way for the boys to get international acknowledgement. Right after the release of 'What Happened' the crew got a request from Vidzone (the largest online music video streaming service in the world, part of Sony Computer Entertainment) to show the video as 'One To Watch' via its network. This power rotation got the crew international attention resulting in the first performances abroad. At this stage the band got invited for the renowned Iceland Airwaves Festival. Not a bad start at all. In the meantime Dope D.O.D. continued working on their album 'Branded'. Via MySpace they got in contact with legendary hip hop artist Sean Price (Heltah Skeltah, Boot Camp Clik, Random Axe) who proposed to work together on a track. 'Psychosis' was the outcome. And obviously the co-operation between one of America's most respected members of hip hop and an unknown act from a small country somewhere in Europe raised heads all over the globe. The song got picked up from the U.S.A. (on www.nahright.com the largest hip hop blog of the U.S.A.) to Russia (on www.rap.ru the largest hip hop site of Russia). The new style Dope D.O.D. brought to the table got more and more awareness. By the time 'Psychosis' dropped (early in April) the whole album was finished. They even did a second collaboration with underground star Simon Roofless (U.S.A.). He provided vocals for 'Real Gods'. The plan was to release the album at the beginning of their European Tour late September. However the group didn't want the fans to wait that long and they decided to make an E.P. and a series of short movies to introduce the characters of the group. This resulted in the Evil E.P. and the Fatality shorts. Showing the world once more of what Dope D.O.D. is capable of. The release date was set on June 24th Early June the band was asked to feature as the opening act for Limp Bizkit's show in Amsterdam. The band accepted and the only thing that still had to happen was the approval of Fred Durst (lead singer of Limp Bizkit). The video for 'What Happened' was sent to him and he was so enthusiastic that he invited the band to act as Limp Bizkit´s main support on their continental European tour starting on the 25th of June. And so it was that Dope D.O.D. played a sold out release show for 500 people on the 24th of June in their hometown Groningen and the next day the performed in Germany for almost 10,000 people. Touring with Limp Bizkit crafted their performance skills and Dope D.O.D. was ready to take the next step in establishing their name and fame. Starting with the release of 'Branded' and their European tour in September and October. Taking them to Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, France and Bulgary. During this tour the famous band KorN asked Dope D.O.D. to accompany them during their tour through the U.S. in November. All the positive attention and results achieved in 2011 ensured some high profile spots on important festivals in 2012. The band played Eurosonic/Noorderslag in January 2012 and got chosen by both audience and international industry professionals as 'most promising act for 2012'. Also in January they played their first club show in France at Le Bikini in Toulouse. They sold out the 1,500 capacity venue in advance and all the Frenchies went completely nuts during the energetic live show. After that they played sold out shows in Bologna and Milano (Italy) for 1,000 and 3,000 people. In fact almost all shows they have played since the start of 2012 have been sold out, whether it be in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria or the Netherlands. In March the group played some of the most important showcase festivals in the World (ILMC, UK / SXSW, USA and CMW, CA). This has proved to be fruitful for the band, since it resulted in a world wide deal with one of the most prestigious Agents in the world, The Agency Group. But no rest for the wicked the group is already on the road again playing some of the biggest festivals in Europe (Printemps de Bourges, FR / B'estfest, RO / Dour, BE / Lowlands, NL / Hiphopkemp, CZ) and numerous clubshows.

Dj Spinn

Dj Spinn

Fatih

Fatih
Fatih, maakt deel uit van de Gentse groep Rauw en Onbesproken.

Rauw en Onbesproken

Rauw en Onbesproken

Het VerZet

Het VerZet
Het Verzet is een 7-koppige formatie bestaande uit 6 MCs en 1 Beatcreator. Afkomstig (dan wel met een omweg) uit de Parkstadse Heuvels met als kloppend hart Heerlen (NL), verstoren zij al sinds jaar en dag de openbare orde in deze omgeving en daarbuiten.

Cypherend op straat, stoep, in het park, menig 60 plusser en wack MC heeft zich al ongemakkelijk gevoeld wanneer zij in de buurt kwamen van dit gezelschap (en visa versa). Echte Hip Hop waarbij authenticiteit, de kunstvorm, rauw- en vaardigheid centraal staan, hebben zij al mensen weten te overtuigen om zich te verzetten tegen wat dan ook (zie stijging percentage verzet bij aanhoudingen en huwelijksvoltrekkingen)
Wanneer dit clubje samen komt en een horde op een ritmische wijze toespreekt, met of zonder gebruik van elektronische geluidsversterker en 'boom-bap' klinkende begeleiding, ontstaan er vaak ongeregeldheden. Ongeregeldheden in de vorm van luide, protestachtige kreten, moshpits en de al om bekende head-bobbing ( nr. 1 oorzaak voor "Klotskop syndroom") en andere anarchistische uitlatings vormen.

Het Verzet staat voor een "bom" van energie, geschikt voor elke type aanslag. Old school vibe, New school rijms, in een Now school jasje, brengen zij diversiteit en éénheid. Dit alles is te zien en te horen wanneer zij op het podium staan of een cypher rocken

JAE

JAE

Reazun

Reazun

Killian

GMB

GMB
GMB (Gery Mendes) is a dutch Hiphop producer & singer living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is a son of a Cape Verdean and he is still working his way up in the Dutch music industry. In 2006 he won the Grolsch Grote Prijs ( Grolsch Big Price) for Dutch Hiphop musicians. Right now he has started his own independent label "Naked truth records" and he got his first album out: "This is not an album, this is a phase". It's available on his record label's site. He recently got a feature on the new album of Pete Philly & Perquisite. Gery Mendes is also a monthly host in an African hiphopshow in the Dutch online-radiostation "Lijn 5" .

Mutiara Tec

Mutiara Tec
MutiaraTEC oftewel Broederschap van de parel kent zijn oorsprong in Doesburg en Ede-Zuid. Deze vierkoppige formatie bestaande uit Rogero, Drexx, Luidje en L'empereur staan op een gelijke lijn en met dezelfde benen in de muziek. Desalniettemin heeft elk lid hiervoor een andere soort benadering.

MutiaraTEC staat voor gelijkheid, verbroedering en wijsheid waarbij naast de muziek de vaste aanhang, naasten en familie de balans recht trekken.

Fotosynthese

Fotosynthese
Een top 101Barz-sessie, een Rookie Of The Year-nominatie bij de State Awards en jongste finalist ooit in de categorie HipHop bij de Grote Prijs van Nederland! Album: LOS.

Fotosynthese (Mijndert Rodolf), geboren in '93 in een klein dorpje onder de rook van Breda. Zijn vroegtijdige hartstochtelijkheid voor muziek en de bijgekomen ontwaakte ijver rondom het streven naar perfectie, in zowel tekstuele als verbale beoefening van zijn inspanningen, maken Foto tot een frisse, opstandige MC in wording. Sinds de eerste ontmoeting met de Bredase hiphopper Ben Jur ging het letterlijk Van Kwaad Tot Erger met deze jongeman. Van Kwaad Tot Erger is namelijk tevens de groepsnaam van het zeskoppig Breda's rapcollectief waar Foto deel van uitmaakt. Zijn frequente stage presence en een recente gastbijdrage op Risskant & Ad Rem's "Kamer van Cokehandel EP" zorgen voor een goede doorontwikkeling van naamsbekendheid. Fotosynthese heeft op 27 september 2008 zijn eerste EP gereleased; Grootspraak. Deze is door Benzie (KGV) en Ben Jur (Van Kwaad Tot Erger) geproduceerd.

Boef & De Gelogeerde Aap

Boef & De Gelogeerde Aap
Het Tilburgse duo Boef en de Gelogeerde Aap gaat verder dan andere rap- en hiphopformaties. Met hun energieke kruising tussen hiphop, dubstep en elektronische muziek krijgen ze de voetjes van de vloer!

Gikkels

Gikkels
25-jarige, uit Zuid-oost afkomstige rapper

M.O. & Brakko

M.O. & Brakko

Kern Koppen

Kern Koppen
Voordat ze het wisten hadden ze een nieuwe stijl in het leven geroepen: Cross-over Cult-rap.

Kern Koppen is een Haagse hiphopformatie bestaande uit een drietal geroutineerde creatievelingen. Ahab, Ki en Tommy 2 Times wel te verstaan. De groep is vooral eigentijds, eigenwijs en eigenzinnig. Dit weerklinkt in de muziek en vertaalt zich terug in de tekstualiteit. Kern Koppen laat zich niet makkelijk met andere bands vergelijken. Kenmerkend aan de muziek is de verfrissende combinatie van live instrumenten, platensamples en digitale effecten. De groep rapt Nederlandstalig. De teksten zijn vaak erg persoonlijk en eerlijk vanuit introspectie geschreven. Dit zonder te vervallen in cliches, die typerend zijn voor de huidige rapscene.

Denk aan spoken word, soundscapes, jazz, afro beat... Maar denk vooral niet te veel.

Cartes & Kleine Jay

Cartes & Kleine Jay
Kleine Jay & Cartes is a Dutch Hiphop-duo from Den Bosch. Both of them are winners of the 'Grote Prijs van Nederland'(Big Prize of The Netherlands). Cartes was voted Public's favorite in 2006. Kleine Jay won the grand prize in 2007. The duo released his debut mixtape 'Wie wat Bewaart...' as a preview for both of their solo-albums.

Pete Philly

Pete Philly
Pete Philly vooral bekend van het Duo Pete Philly & Perquisite is bezig met zijn eigen solo project. Met zijn Open Loops project maakt hij binnen 14 weken 14 tracks met onder andere Benjamin Herman, Talib Kweli, Metropole Orchestra, Cmon & Kypski, Jiggy Djé,Baskerville, Dub FX en Tommy de hond van Sesamstraat.

Tha Alkaholiks

Tha Alkaholiks
Tha Alkaholiks, also known as Tha Liks, are an American hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California. Since the early 1990s they have produced funky, upbeat, hedonism-themed party music with a hardcore hip hop edge, powered by the beats of DJ and producer E-Swift (born Eric Brooks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) and the lively, comedic rhymes of J-Ro (born James Robinson in Los Angeles) and Tash (born Rico Smith in Cincinnati).

Though commercial crossover success largely eluded the group, they maintained a dedicated following on their native West Coast, throughout the United States and worldwide. In August 2004, the group announced their next album Firewater, originally scheduled for release in 2005, would be their final album.

But they are back together, recording a brand new album with beats from the Alchemist featuring the complete Likwit crew including King Tee, Defari, J-Ro's sun and Phil the Agony will be released in the early 2011.

As they have recently shouted themself; 'Tha Licks are back!'

Naughty by nature

Naughty by nature
Naughty By Nature is een Amerikaanse hiphop-groep, opgericht in 1991. De groep bestaat uit Treach, Vin Rock en DJ Kay Gee. De groep ontstond in East Orange (in de jaren 80' bekend als Illtown) in de staat New Jersey. In 1989 verscheen de groep voor het eerst op het muzikale toneel, toen nog onder de naam The New Style, met het album Independent Leaders. Na de eerste single uit dat album Scuffin those knees werd het drietal ontdekt door Queen Latifah en veranderde hun naam in Naughty By Nature.

Hun eerste grote hit was O.P.P. (Other Peoples Property), waarvoor een sample gebruikt werd van ABC, een hit van Jackson 5. De single werd uitgebracht in 1991, en is terug te vinden op het ongetitelde album Naughty By Nature. Ook de single Ghetto Bastard komt van datzelfde album.

Uit hun derde album, 19 Naughty III, komt de meest succesvolle single van de groep, Hip Hop Hooray. De videoclip voor deze single werd geregisseerd door Spike Lee, en er waren andere hiphopartiesten in te zien zoals Queen Latifah, Eazy-E, Run DMC en Kriss Kross. Ook het nummer Uptown Anthem werd een groot succes, die gemaakt was voor de film Juice van 2Pac.

dj Twelve

dj Twelve
Half Man Half Amazing

RHYTHMANIN'

RHYTHMANIN'
Rhythmanin' is back after the long running monthly nights at Kaaiman. Next to our small editions (big things!!) every 2nd Thursday of each month at Vibes Café It's no surprise we are now throwing a party with the people of Vibes at Petrol club on march 19th, 2011. This will be the first in a series of more.

The Main room will focus on freestyle stuff either it be disco, house, funk, techno, hiphop while room 2 offers you reggae.

SirOJ

SirOJ
Producer, songwriter, vocalist, dj en remix-virtuoos. De uit Assen afkomstige Joris Titawano speelt sinds zijn 7e piano, produceert en deejayt sinds zijn 15e en maakte de afgelopen jaren naam in de Nederlandse hiphop- en dubstep-scene. SirOJ woont inmiddels al vier jaar in Amsterdam, oorspronkelijk verhuisd om de opleiding compositie en muziekproductie op de HKU te volgen. Een half jaar na aanvang stopte hij al: "Je kan daar productietechnisch heel veel leren, maar op mij had de opleiding een averechts effect. Creatief deed het me weinig goed dus ik ben maar snel weggegaan." Drie en een half jaar later heeft SirOJ geen diploma op zak, wel een debuutalbum dat klaar staat om gemasterd te worden: 'Goed Ontmoet' komt op 27 augustus 2010 uit op Top Notch & Noah's Ark.

In de afgelopen jaren maakte SirOJ muziek met voornamelijk Nederlandse rappers als Jiggy Djé, Önder, Winne, Zwart Licht, Mike Tibbert en Tim Beumers. Voor de NPS televisieserie FLOW produceerde SirOJ muziek voor songs van o.a. GMB en Big Boy Caprice. Met laatstgenoemde maakte hij ook de titelsong van de serie. Onder de naam Orange Breakdown gooide SirOJ hoge ogen met een aantal sublieme remixes waaronder een veelgeprezen remix van Dio's single Cool. Na 7 jaar lang experimenteren met losse producties en samenwerkingen hier en daar begint het toch te jeuken om een stempel te zetten met een compleet eigen album. "Ik wilde als beatmaker altijd al een eigen productiealbum maken, daar ben ik net voor de zomer van 2009 aan begonnen. Na een jaar lang beats maken, selecteren, uitsturen, opnemen en mixen heb ik van die ambitie werkelijkheid gemaakt. De uiteenlopende sound geeft goed weer wat ik allemaal produceer, divers met een eigen draai."

SirOJ's eigen stem is regelmatig op de plaat te horen, hij heeft een aantal refreinen geschreven en gezongen. Deze uitstapjes naar zingen op eigen producties zijn vorig jaar per toeval ontstaan na het maken van de track 'Superster' met Jiggy Djé. "Het refrein heb ik toen als indicatie ingezongen voor een eventuele zanger, uiteindelijk vond Jiggy die proefzang juist erg tof en is het blijven staan. Ik vind mezelf niet echt een goede tekstschrijver maar zo af en toe maak ik refrein-opzetjes en als er genoeg enthousiasme is laat ik die staan." Naast deze zang laat SirOJ zijn stem op het album vooral horen middels de producties zelf. Er staan bewust geen instrumentale tracks op 'Goed Ontmoet', uitgebouwde outro's fungeren als intermezzo's tussen de songs: "Om te laten zien wat ik productioneel in huis heb en om wat afwisseling te bieden. Puur instrumentale songs bewaar ik liever voor een plaat waar ik me daar 100% op concentreer."

Samenwerkingen voeren de boventoon op 'Goed Ontmoet', een toepasselijke naam die is afgeleid van het spreekwoord "Wie goed doet, goed ontmoet." Het album is namelijk bijna helemaal ontstaan door samenwerkingen en contacten die in het verleden leuk en succesvol waren. "Dit is het resultaat van verder bouwen op de basis die ik heb gelegd in de loop der jaren." Onder andere Jiggy Djé, Dio, Winne en Zwart Licht maakten met SirOJ songs voor 'Goed Ontmoet'. Maak op 27 augustus kennis met SirOJ's debuutalbum en de eerste Top Notch X Noah's Ark release: 'Goed Ontmoet'.

Wudstik

Wudstik
Wudstik flirt met rock, soul, R&B, jazz, maar verloochent de hiphop niet. De grooves van zijn tracks houden het publiek vast, terwijl de pakkende teksten stof tot nadenken geven en je meenemen in de wereld van Wudstik.

Dj Kwak

Dj Kwak
Growing up with a "musical" dad listening to Miles Davis , Coupé Cloué, Tito Puente , Barbara and their peers ,Kwak received his first shock discovering hip hop with SugarHill Gang and heavy rock with Motörhead. The early house parties (for student mates) started at the end of the 80's. At the same time, he started rehearsing with punk - hardcore bands as a frontman with critical acclaim on the then flourishing belgian scene. Then, by 1994, he started organising concerts and parties and soon enough was programming dj's for the Kafé Kan'h in Brussels (From 1999 to 2004). In 2002, he started organising his own Strictly Niceness with teammate Dj Eleven, a monthly funk and soul party with crazy vibes taking place at the Biberium (Ex - Flanagan's). As a dj, he has crossed the wax with such international greats as Paul Murphy (Afroart Records), Rainer Trueby (Compost Records), Mad Mats, Nostalgia 77 and Quantic (Tru Thoughts Records), Cris Prolific (45 Scientific), Soul Rabbi, Gruyere Dj (New Cheese Records) and the cream of the crop among belgian dj's : Bass Culture Soundsystem, Murvin Jay, Bernard Dobbeleer (Classic 21), Dj Simon Le Saint (PIAS/ Skinfama) Dj Piiit, Doc CLD, K'Bonus (Pulver Records), Snooba (Vinyl Amalgame), Onda Sonora Soundsystem, Brekbit (FM Brussel), Raggamuffin Whiteman, Dj Lefto, Smos, or Ipiki Ookami for example. He also played as opening act for such artists as Aka Moon, Alice Russell or The Peas Project. Kwak is currently displaying his vibes in all and every bar in Brussels ( Roi des Belges, Cafe Dirty @ Dirty Dancing, Belga, Le Tavernier, La Maison du Peuple, ...), in Antwerp, in Luxemburg ... He is also broadcasting the BACK TO NICENESS RADIOSHOW on Fm Brussel (www.fmbrussel.be) each and every saturdays from 6PM to 7PM. Expect classics and discoveries, rarities and insanities in funk, soul, hip hop, ska, rocksteady and more... The next step remains to be written.

wahwahsda

wahwahsda
WAHWAHSDA is een verassende combinatie van Reggae en Hiphop. Diepzinnige teksten gebracht met een vleugje humor, afgewisseld met Freestyles. Van rustige nummers om bij weg te dromen tot opzwepende ritmes.

Ontstaan als eenmalig project tussen Spiritually Wally en SPUT, groeide WAHWAHSDA al snel uit tot een volwaardige live band die er telkens in slaagt sfeer te brengen bij jong en oud.
Ze speelden onder andere al als voorprogramma van Kymani Marley (Vooruit, Gent) , Konshens (Spiegeltent, Antwerpen) en werden geselecteerd voor Catch a Mic (Reggae Geel).

De band is momenteel volop bezig met het afronden van hun 2de cd, die in de lente 2011 voorgesteld zal worden. Op deze cd is een nieuwe bezetting te horen; Naast Spiritually Wally (Zang, Gitaar), SPUT (Mc), Dieter (Gitaar), Joeri (Drums) en Marij (Zang) hebben nu ook Benoitte (Zang), Steven (Bas) en Frederik (Toetsenist) de gelederen versterkt.

Kortom een unieke ervaring om naar uit te kijken !

the warriorz

- Fedral
- Darby Lubamba Bounjahi
- Elvis Rukundo
- Loralus Stanley
- Dimitri Bounjahi
- MG tha GENERAL
- Turpin Stell Tsathy
- ZaZou One

Manza & Dj Rafik

the zulu dj's

the zulu dj's

Dj Sonar

Pepe

Pepe
Giuseppe "PEPE" Federico. "aan u de keus" stond op de eerste compilatie van Eigen Makelij (2010), "Op De Bank" op de derde. Album: Planeet Pepe.

2000wat

2000wat
Rechttoe rechtaan, deze jonge honden uit Antwerpen. Moderne beats, harde flows, zelfverzekerde en boeiende teksten.

Namur Break Sensation Soundsystem

Namur Break Sensation Soundsystem
Pionnier du mouvement hip-hop en Belgique, ambassadeur belge de la danse urbaine à l'étranger depuis 1996, Namur Break Sensation (NBS) se bat sur tous les fronts depuis près de 15 ans. Fondamentalement aventurier, curieux et ouvert à toutes les expériences, NBS, c'est le b-boying dans tous ses états : street dance, théâtre et danse contemporaine, organisation d'événements, battles, freestyles, cours et ateliers de danse à travers l'Europe.

Mais NBS c'est également la participation, entre 1996 et 1998, au spectacle Carte Blanche de la Compagnie Hush Hush Hush. Carte Blanche, c'est un peu plus de 110 représentations dans toute l'Europe (Belgique, France, Allemagne, Pays-Bas, Suisse, Italie, Angleterre, Autriche), la victoire au Signaal Prijs en 1997, et la première rencontre belge entre culture Hip Hop et danse contemporaine.

Depuis 2000, Namur Break Sensation c'est aussi les spectacles à succès : SC35c avec la comédienne Cécile de France et Men Need Sleep avec les acrobates de l'école du cirque de Bruxelles. Deux mises en scène signées Jean-Michel Frère, pour deux tournées internationales (au total, près de 150 dates à travers la Belgique, France, Allemagne, Pays-Bas, République tchèque, Italie, Canada).

Dj Lord Jazz

Dj Lord Jazz
The Lords of the Underground (L.O.T.U.G.) are a 1990s hip-hop trio based out of Newark, New Jersey. MCs Mr. Funke and DoItAll Dupré met DJ Lord Jazz (a native of Cleveland) when all three were undergraduates at Shaw University.

In their initial releases, their first two albums Here Come The Lords (1993) and Keepers of the Funk (1994), earned them an award from Black Entertainment Television in 1993. They collaborated with George Clinton.

Their reunion album Resurrection (1999), released via Queen Latifah's Jersey Kidz imprint, was so small-scale a release that few realized it had been recorded. Da Brat made an appearance on it.

Halve Neuro

Halve Neuro
Opgevoed met de platen van de Strangers en de moppen van Tony Bell, smijt den Halve Neuro zich nu volledig op den hip hop en RnB.
Fritkot is de eerste single van de Blut en Blijven Gaan mixtape.

Halve Neuro - Nederlandstalige hiphopband die in onvervalste Scheefhoek-stijl hiphop- en R&B-classics de Antwerpse remix geeft die ze verdienen: sappig, grappig, plezant en cultureel onverantwoord, met slechts één missie: to put the smile back into hiphop..

En gaan ze live alsof olskool block parties nooit hebben opgehouden te bestaan: a trip down party memory lane, geserveerd op een bedje van 20 jaar hiphopbeats..

Na talloze projecten met verschillende crews liet den Halve - het brein achter Halve Neuro - in de zomer van 2010 dan eindelijk de single "Fritkot" op de wereld los, onder het wakende oog van Money P, Vlaams topproducer met roots in de frithop, Onmiddelijk werd 'Fritkot' een internethit.

Optredens volgden elkaar snel op met memorabele passages in de Trix Club, Petrol Club en het Rodeo festival. Zo verzorgde Halve Neuro het voorprogramma van bekende acts zoals Necro, Mad Cobra, Civalizee, Lee Perry en een hoop anderen. Als support of headliner bij acts uit de electronica, reggae, hiphop, urban of rock, Halve Neuro is op z'n sterkst als crossover act - hiphop voor heads én àlle crowds.

Live wordt den Halve bijgestaan door z'n Halve Fam, de Zologie in de volksmond (ZLG) : Slongs, hiphop-legende en DJ-icoon Nonkel Guy - een beest achter de draaitafels - en z'n halfbroers Pol Boetiek en LL Congée, een beestenboeltje dat publiek en podium laat versmelten tot één kolkende massa van zweterig feest - een olskool block party is bij hen live nòòit veraf!

Juni 2011 : als beloning voor het bereiken van 1000 Fans op hun Facebook page, wordt de video van 'Pakt De Velo' online gereleased. Op de beat van Wiz Khalifa's 'Black And Yellow' bejubelt den Halve het fietsen in al zijn aspecten. Het nummer wordt meteen opgepikt door de nationale media en door velen als dé zomerhit van 2011 beschouwd.

Deze track wordt létterlijk een onverwacht succes; 1 jaar later staan er al meer dan 300.000 views op de teller, én heeft het nummer viraal zo veel verschillende fans bereikt dat het ondertussen als online hitje geldt en zelfs meermaals wordt aangevraagd op events als 'Music for Life'.

Een zomertour volgt - en onder het motto 'Blut & blijven gaan' doet de ZLG tijdens deze 'Tour de velo' een 25-tal gigs doorheen het Vlaamse land - op die manier wordt hun staalharde live rep alleen meer bevestigd..Steevast ontaarden hun live gigs in interactieve performances' met een enthousiast publiek.

De Halve Neuro-vibe slaat wel degelijk aan, en boekingen lopen binnen tot eind november, wat de teller op zo'n 30 gigs in 5 maanden zet.

Profi festivals van allerlei groottes, of zweterige jongerenketen, spiegeltenten en muziekcafés: steevast gaat de crowd vollédig uit z'n dak, met als hoogtepunten gesmaakte passages op Willrock (als headliner), Laundry Day 2011 (8000 toeschouwers), Antwerp Street Kicks, Het Bal van de Burgemeester en de Oude Ketel in Hést-oep-den-Baarg (250 toeschouwers, waarvan 200 stagedivers, ml. en vrl.!)..

Einde 2011 last de ZLG dan ook een welverdiend winterreces in..

Na enkele opwarmingsgigs in het voorjaar van 2012 slaat de Halve Neuro-vlam alweer onmiddellijk in de lokale feestpan! Ook bookings voor Halve Neuro $ound$ystem lope binnen.

April 2012 : Halve Neuro komt uit met de wereldprimeur 100 dB in samenwerking met Belgian Asociality en Squarelectric. Voor de videoclip hebben ze niemand minder weten strikken dan Evi Hanssen en CJ Bolland! Ook nu weer steekt de ZLG-kru menige lokale festivaltent in de fik, met verschroeiende parties on stage én in het publiek.

Ook MNM & StuBru krijgen hun deel van de muzikale Halve Neuro-koek, live & direct..

Juni 2012: Om 5000 fans te vieren op Facebook wordt de verse mixtape 'Half & half' op de download-markt gegooid, midden in de 'Tour dB - Tour door België', alweer een 30-tal gigs verspreid over de zomer.

Een aantal nieuwe tracks schoppen het onmiddellijk tot live anthems, een effect dat duidelijk wordt op de Antwerpse Mechelsepleinfeesten: de wisselwerking tussen de 3000 toeschouwers van alle slag, pluimage & leeftijden én de ZLG als live act leidt tot een verschroeiende show - effe thuiskomen jawel...

Hieruit blijkt alvast dat Halve Neuro echt klaar is voor de grotere zomerfestivals van 2013, crossover gegarandeerd.

Maar eerst nog het vervolg van de 'Tour dB' afwerken, vanaf eind augustus tot diep in november, langs o.a. de Bollekesfeesten & Antwerp Street Kicks, lokale festivals & muziekclubs.

Om dan vanaf november de studio in te duiken voor dat officiële debuutalbum, met eigen producties door de crew zelf, bevriende en/of bekende producers, onontgonnen talent, special guest features, gastmuzikanten en andere muzikale neuroten - denk aan Beastie Boys voor de Lage Landen..

Scale

Scale
1984: Gebeten door beatbox. 1997: Dj en Beatcreator later ook Mc voor Stitch. Merksemse rapgroep. 1998: Dj voor ABN live optredens. 1998: Mc bij St. Andries Mc's 2004: Winnaar stadsklank 2005: Mc bij Het Verdikt ........... Ondertussen al gehoord bij o.a: De Vlaamse Opera / Theater Froe Froe / Filharmonisch orkest vlaanderen / Phillibustas / Praga Khan / Daan / Moodlex / Superdiesel / X Factor / ... Verschillende Mc,- en Beatboxbattles zowel als deelnemer als host... Te gast bij JIM, TMF, De rechtvaardige rechters, Thé Lau, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Het Paleis, Muzikantendag, Night of the Fight, Camden,... Workshops Beatbox/Mc/Dj/Tekst schrijven voor jeugddiensten, festivals, Trix, ... Organisator van Hoge Sferen lage Landen ( BE/NL Hiphopfestival) ...

Dj Sake

Dj Sake

Hype Squad

Hype Squad

James Pants

James Pants
The son of two Presbyterian ministers from an American backwater called Spokane, James Pants went from being the teenage DJ for a black nationalist rap group to a multi-instrumentalist who can count on fans as diverse as Flying Lotus, Zane Lowe, Erol Alkan and XL's new teen hip-hop internet sensation Tyler The Creator, who calls James "one of the most creative fucking people to walk this earth".

James met Stones Throw Records head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf after his high school prom and dropped a debut album in 2008, Welcome, which told the tale of a lone music obsessive who synthesized a staggeringly broad record collection into a coherent LP in a style he dubbed "fresh beat", taking in '80s boogie, synth experiments, garage rock and much more.

Since then James has toured the globe, released Seven Seals (a tribute to his beloved '70s cult and New Age records), a self-titled third album, and uprooted from Colorado to Cologne, where he works as a studio engineer.




THE YEAR IS 2001 AND THE PLACE IS TEXAS. Stones Throw head honcho Peanut Butter Wolf is DJing while a sharply dressed young man approaches the DJ Booth with his Prom date in tow to formally introduce himself. Thus begins the story of James Pants. What began as a dream Prom night to see his hero DJ went to an internship at the label to eventually landing the ultimate fantasy by being signed to the roster and championed as the 'next big thing' by none other than Peanut Butter Wolf himself - on top of critics like Busy P, Urb, XLR8R, & Dazed & Confused Magazines. Mr. Pants is a purveyor par excellence of that unmistakable "fresh beat": 80's Soul, Electro Boogie, Early Rap, New Wave, & Post-Punk Disco, all of which can be found on Welcome where James plays drums, keys, guitar and sings. From a radio perspective, what format does this fall under - this new style that Pants has invented? Do you play it on the groove alongside the likes of Skyy, Cameo, or even Pharrell (listen to 'KA$H')? Or do you play it in the underground alongside the up-to-the-minute electro pulse of Egyptian Lover, Cybotron and even Too $hort? The answer, of course, is both! There's enough Pants to fit any style.

Pete Philly & Perquisite

Pete Philly & Perquisite
Vocalist Pete Philly and producer/instrumentalist Perquisite met up for the first time in 2002 in Amsterdam, where both were living. Perquisite, who also ran the Dutch indie now jazz/hip-hop label Unexpected Records, liked what he heard in the Aruba-born singer and rapper, and by the next year the duo had issued its first EP, MindState. In 2005 it was followed by a full-length European release, including a guest appearance from Talib Kweli. In 2006, MindState came out in North America and Australia. In januari 2007 they released 'Remindstate', a remix version of Mindstate. Artists like Laidback Luke, Seiji and C-mon & Kypski remixed tracks. In 2007 they also releases their 2nd official album called 'Mystery Repeats', which reached the 2nd place in the Dutch album charts, best score ever for a Dutch hip hop act. Pete Philly & Perquisite bring HipHop with references at Jazz, broken beats, soul and even classic music. This dutch hiphop act performed on North Sea Jazz and Lowlands (dutch music Festival)and won the 'Zilveren Harp' in 2006. In October 2009 they gave their final performance at a sold-out Melkweg.

A-Trak

A-Trak
From label boss, hit producer, World Champion DJ, trendsetter, genre-mangling party-starter, to blogger extraordinaire, Alain Macklovitch, best known as A-Trak, embodies the full scope of the 21st Century musician-entrepreneur model. At the mere age of 26, A-Trak has had two distinct phases to his winding 11 year career. Stage one: after winning the World DMCs at age 15 (in 1997), he spent years as one of hip hop's most renowned selectors. After taking over tour DJ duties for Kanye West in 2004, just as he was beginning to combine a bigger variety of sounds into his sets, A-Trak launched into stage two: becoming an undisputed icon for a generation of kids that worship hip hop and dance music alike, and commencing a worldwide boundary-blurring takeover. It all started very early, and developed very quickly, for A-Trak. As a young teenager in Montreal, he would scratch on one turntable for his brother (of Chromeo) Dave's high school band. He begun practising, "with the discipline of a monk", and after winning the Canadian, and later World, DMCs found himself an honorary member of Q-Bert's legendary Skratch Piklz crew. He soon hooked up with DJ Craze and joined another famous scratch troupe, The Allies, and spent half a decade touring as hip hop's hottest turntablist crew. Five years ago, after a chance meeting with Kanye West at a London in-store, A-Trak performed his first gig with the superstar, without a rehearsal, in front of 12,000 people - and from then on did every show with him for four years.

AKA The Junkies

AKA The Junkies
Aka The Junkies are Willie wartaal and Arjuna Schiks. Aka The Junkies are prominent faces in the Amsterdam after party circuit and with local dealers better known as the "Cheapskates". Willie Wartaal and Arjuna Schiks really got to know each other in rehab clinic Smith & Jones in Amsterdam. For them the reason for their rehabilitation was a mystery, but it sounded very logical to others around them.
After being released from rehab, Willie Wartaal and Arjuna Schiks bond was so strong that they decided to join forces and make music together. Due to the many contacts they made while being in the rehab clinic, collaborations where made with Meikbar, Melle Mel, Hitmeister D, Mason(known for his mega hit Perfect with Princess Superstar) and Seymour Bits who all made a remix for their first hit single Konijntje.
Besides the aka The Junkies project both Arjuna and Willie Wartaal have a solo career as well. Arjuna Schiks performs in many different clubs in Holland with a fresh and elevating electronic live set combining ambient tech-house en electro. His performance at one of the biggest festivals in Holland (Mysteryland) was one of the many highlights in his still young career as a musician. Arjuna Schiks currently competes in the finals of De Grote Prijs Van Nederland (one of the leading talent contests in Holland) which he is sure he is going to win, and is also producing an collaborating with Holland's finest producer and DJ 100%Isis and Club Roxy veteran DJ Dimitri.

De Colombiaanse Bloedgroep

De Colombiaanse Bloedgroep
DE COLOMBIAANSE BLOEDGROEP is een hiphop act van hiphoppers zonder rugzak, gouden kettingen of blokfluit. Een rapper die acteert, een acteur die maakt, een maker die rapt. Plus een producer die musiceert, een muzikant die beats creëert, een beatcreator die afstudeert. JUICEISDUNAAM a.k.a. José Klaase is vooral een verhalenverteller, die steeds nieuwe dimensies zoekt om zijn verhalen vorm te geven: hiphop, theater, tekstschrijven, graphics, maar de basis blijft zijn unieke flow: hoekig, scherp en onnavolgbaar. DARIN G levert al 8 jaar zijn muzikale munitie. Keyboard virtuoos en snoeiharde beatcreator van een ongekend muzikale veelzijdigheid. Darin klauterde uit de hiphop underground van Amersfoort (rapformatie D.A.C.) omhoog en baande zich een weg door het conservatorium van Amsterdam waar hij in 2007 glansrijk afstudeerde. Inmiddels is hij een veel gevraagd producer en sessie muzikant, maar het bloed kruipt waar het niet gaan kan.... DE COLOMBIAANSE BLOEDGROEP.

Kleine Jay & Cartes

Kleine Jay & Cartes
Kleine Jay & Cartes is a Dutch Hiphop-duo from Den Bosch. Both of them are winners of the 'Grote Prijs van Nederland'(Big Prize of The Netherlands). Cartes was voted Public's favorite in 2006. Kleine Jay won the grand prize in 2007. The duo released his debut mixtape 'Wie wat Bewaart...' on 9 Februari as a preview for both of their solo-albums.

Birdy Nam Nam

Birdy Nam Nam
Four DJs who play live, Birdy Nam Nam are a DJ crew from Paris, France whose members are Crazy B, DJ Pone, DJ Need and Little Mike. Birdy Nam Nam have won several prizes throughout their career, including the DMC Technics 2002 World TEAM Championships. Birdy Nam Nam's goal is to use the turntable player as an actual musical instrument. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2006 on Uncivilized World Records, and, in March of that year, they performed at the internationally renowned music conference South By Southwest (SXSW), in Austin, Texas. The group's name is taken from a line in the 1968 Peter Sellers film The Party, directed by Blake Edwards.

Dysfunkshunal

Dysfunkshunal
As a member of the Killa Tactics crew he travelled across the globe, entering DJ championships in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London & Amsterdam. DJ Dysfunkshunal managed to win the Belgian ITF & DMC battle 5 times, holds the ITF Benelux 2000 Champ title and owns 2 vice-worldchampion titles: needless to say that he paid his dues in the international DJ battle scene.

DJ Dysfunkshunal is one of the greatest turntablists Belgium has ever known. His unique style of blending hip-hop, r&b, electro, house, dancehall, reggae, soul & funk while incorporating his outstanding turntablist skills is what distinguishes him from most other DJ's.

Nowadays, you can find him at the biggest urban events such as TMF Coolsweat, Flavor, Fresh2Def, Heads High & P.I.M.P. and clubs like Noxx, Mondial (NL), Da Shake & Culture Club. He already played at the afterparties from international superstars like Lil' Wayne, De La Soul, Rahzel [The Roots], The Furious Five, Guru [Gangstarr], Grandmaster Flash, Capone-n-Noreaga, GZA/Genius [Wu-Tang Clan] and Method Man & Redman.

DJ Dysfunkshunal's talent didn't stay unnoticed by the local media, which led to several appearances on national TV shows such as "Cool Sweat" (TMF), "Facts" (TMF), "411" (JimTV), "Going Out" (Jim TV), "Het Journaal" (EEN), "Studio Ket" (Canvas) & most recently "Villa Vanthilt" (EEN).

Like many other DJ's, Dysfunkshunal also made the logical transition from DJ to music producer. The video for the track "Coupe Le Verbe En Deux" featuring Akro & Leki reached over 100 000 online views, and was in high rotation on TMF, JimTV & MCM. He also produced tracks for artists like Juz Kiddin (for whom he is also the backing DJ), Rival, Jesse Al-Malik (Furious 5) and many more. After more than 15 years in the game, DJ Dysfunkshunal is still hungry for more. For the years to come he'll definitely be a major player in the multiple aspects of the hip-hop game... The champ is here...to stay!

Lil' Wayne

Lil' Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana), better known by many as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. Formerly a member of the rap group the Hot Boys, he joined the Cash Money Records collective as a teenager. Get It How U Live, released in 1997, was Lil Wayne's first album with Hot Boys, and Tha Block is Hot, his solo debut, came out in 1999. After gaining fame with two other albums in the early 2000s, Lil Wayne reached higher popularity with 2004's Tha Carter and its two subsequent albums Tha Carter II (2005) and Tha Carter III (2008).

2000 Wat

2000 Wat
Flemish underground hip-hop crew from Antwerp (2 triple-O).

La Melodia

La Melodia
La Melodia is a hip-hop duo from Amsterdam, Netherlands. Made up of female rapper Melodee and producer I.N.T., their style is basically jazzy hip hop.

Rahzel

Rahzel
Rahzel, born Rahzel M. Brown, is an American musician. He is a hip hop MC who specializes in beatboxing (he calls himself a 'vocal percussionist'). He is probably best known as a member of The Roots. He is also called "the Godfather of Noyze". Growing up in the Bronx, Rahzel went to Grandmaster Flash's shows regularly and later became a roadie of the Ultramagnetic MCs. He was also influenced by artists like Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Bobby McFerrin, Buffy of the Fat Boys, and Al Jarreau. Rahzel has expanded the art of beatboxing in a unique way, creating vocal beats while singing lyrics simultaneously, as is best displayed by his famous a cappella performance of "If Your Mother Only Knew" (an interpretation of Aaliyah's song "If Your Girl Only Knew") of which an MP3 is in wide circulation. Rahzel has been performing live with musician and vocalist Mike Patton (Faith No More, Fantômas, etc.) as "Patton & Rahzel". Rahzel released his album Make The Music 2000 in 1999 on the MCA record label, followed by the 2004 release of the album Rahzel's Greatest Knockouts for Sureshot Recordings on which he collaborates with many other artists. In 2004, Rahzel collaborated with Björk and other beatboxers for her album Medúlla. His beatboxing skills are also featured on The Crystal Method's album Legion of Boom, in which he provides the vocals for the song "The American Way" and others on the album.

Redman

Redman
Redman (born Reggie Noble on April 17, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) made his rapping debut on the EPMD songs "Hardcore" and "Brothers on my Jock", after Erick Sermon of the seminal group spotted him freestyling in a New York club and added him to their crew of aspiring emcees (along with K-Solo among others). Redman's 1992 Def Jam debut Whut? Thee Album broke into the US Top 50, achieved gold status in the United States, and prominent hip-hop magazine The Source subsequently named Redman Rap Artist of the Year for 1993. Redman's solo career continued throughout the remainder of the decade, with each of his albums selling at least half a million copies. His musical style has remained very consistent, rarely deviating from a combination of Redman's unique braggadocious wit and hard, p-funk-influenced beats. In addition to releasing albums under his own name, he is part of the group Def Squad (along with Keith Murray and Erick Sermon) with whom he released the 1998 album El Nino, and also has formed a close partnership with labelmate Method Man (of the Wu-Tang Clan) with whom he released the 1999 album Blackout!. The long-awaited follow-up, Blackout! 2, apeared in 2009. He has also collaborated extensively, both with hip-hop artists and with artists from other genres; the long list of artists and groups he has worked with includes Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, Scarface, The Offspring, Christina Aguilera, Eminem, Gorillaz, D'Angelo, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, 2Pac, Jodeci, Cypress Hill, De La Soul, KRS One and IAM. In 2001 Redman co-starred with Method Man in the stoner comedy film How High, which featured the pair playing two marijuana-addled students attempting to survive at Harvard. Method Man and Redman also appear in the Def Jam Vendetta video game series, often as Tag Team partners, and briefly had their own television sitcom, Method & Red, on Fox during the 2004-2005 season. Redman is also featured on the video game "True Crime: New York City", in which the central character interacts with an undercover street cop based upon the rap star, who also provides the voice for him. Aliases * Funk Doc * Funk Doctor Spock * Doc * Reggie * Reggie Noble * Soopaman Luva Discography: Albums * 1992: Whut? Thee Album * 1994: Dare Iz a Darkside * 1996: Muddy Waters * 1998: Doc's Da Name 2000 * 1998: El Nino (with Eric Sermon and Keith Murray) * 1999: Blackout! (Method Man & Redman) * 2001: Malpractice * 2007: Red Gone Wild Singles * 1992: "Blow Your Mind" * 1993: "Time 4 Sum Aksion" * 1993: "Tonight's da Night" * 1994: "Rockafella" * 1995: "Can't Wait" (US #94) * 1995: "How High" (with Method Man) (US #13) * 1996: "Funkorama" (from Insomnia: The Erick Sermon Compilation Album) * 1996: "It's Like That (My Big Brother)" (US #95) * 1997: "Pick It Up" * 1997: "Whateva Man" (US #42) * 1998: "I'll Bee Dat!" * 1999: "Da Goodness" * 1999: "Let Da Monkey Out" * 2001: "Let's Get Dirty (I Can't Get in Da Club)" (US# 97) * 2001: "Smash Sumthin'" * 2007: "Put it Down" Filmography * 1999: Colorz of Rage * 1999: PIGS * 2000: Boricua's Bond * 2001: Statistic: The Movie * 2001: How High * 2002: Stung * 2003: Thaddeus Fights the Power! * 2004: Method & Red * 2004: Seed Of Chucky * 2006: High Times Stony Awards (Cohost)

Le Peuple De Herbe

Le Peuple De Herbe
A group from Lyon, France, with a very original sound, made by mixing hip hop, d'n'b, rock, dub, jungle, jazz, trip hop. They are famous for their hypnotising live acts.
After 2 albums "triple 000 " and "P.H. Test Two" ( 100 000 copies together), Le Peuple de l'Herbe came back in early 2005 with their much awaited third album "Cube". This is their first work featuring British rapper JC001 as full band member, after prior collaborations as MC and with his former band UK Apache. A new evolution for a band created by 2 hip hop and jungle oriented DJ's, later joined by a trumpet player and a rock drummer for a more organic sound.
Using their live experience ( more than 300 gigs all over Europe in 5 years), it's in their own studio - The Supadope factory in Lyon (France) - that they recorded "Cube". Their latest album was released November 2006 and is called "Radio Blood Money". Combining their passion for hip-hop, electro, dub and rock, the music of " Le Peuple" reaches a new dimension mixing high energy, distinc grooves, unconventional melodies, elegance and thier legendary fun and party attitude.

STEREO MC'S

STEREO MC'S
Stereo MCs are a British rap group formed in 1985 in London, England. The group consists of Rob Birch (vocals), Nick "The Head" Hallam (turntables, production), Cath Coffey (backing vocals) and Ian "Owen If" Rossiter (drums). They are best known for their 1992 single "Connected" which was a major hit in the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as a crossover success on American alternative rock radio. Rob B, the indomitable front man behind arguably the biggest selling hip hop group the UK has produced to date, is a man ready to let the music do the talking once again. Brit Awards (x2), Mercury Music Prize shortlists and world tours - all these are of little relevance to the Stereo MCs today, in 2005, on the cusp of releasing their opus to freedom and 5th studio album 'Paradise' on their brand new Graffiti Recordings imprint. Rob Birch and Nick Hallam met in Nottingham in the mid-80s before relocating to London, forming the first incarnation of Stereo MCs and producing debut album '33 45 78' - a labour of love that involved hand-making drum loops in the most rudimentary of studios and crafting the blueprint for their sound. It was undoubtedly a raw record, but utterly original, drawing the attention of the likes of the Jungle Brothers who would soon feature in a star turn on the second album 'Supernatural', released in 1990. By creating a very British take on a very American discipline, influenced as it was by the rising tide of acid house as much as Public Enemy and the early rap pioneers, Stereo MCs had created what no British group had managed before - credible Hip Hop from London able to appeal to the masses. Touring their most successful album to date, 1992s chart smash 'Connected', with the likes of U2 and Happy Mondays cemented their position as musical icons of the 90s, and with sensational live shows, celebrated mix albums and increasingly high DJ profiles, it was not until 2001 that the band's fourth LP 'Deep Down and Dirty' was released amidst a whirl of expectation. "When that record came out in 2001 the whole feeling was very defensive, like any minute the door was going to swing open and ten people were waiting to pounce on us. The expectation was great, and it was hard not to be influenced by it. We were braced and tight, and didn't find ourselves in a position to enjoy what we were doing." If there's one thing that is certain about the Stereo MCs, they are a band very much influenced by their surroundings, in need of being comfortable within them and in control of them both on an immediate and wider scale. Now, from the studio base affectionately referred to as their 'front room' (also coincidentally slap bang on Brixton's frontline, just to give you a less congenial feel), Nick and Rob, writing again with a refreshed sense of creativity, have conjured yet another beautiful step in their continuing evolution as a band. Retaining their trademark throbbing bass bounce and injecting a healthy dose of soul, its unmistakably a Stereo MCs album but their liberation from the major label shackles has dusted the whole affair in a laid back optimism that was perhaps notable by its absence on Deep Down and Dirty. The new record is all about challenging people's preconceptions of the Stereo MCs, and the fact that they really don't sound like any other band before or since their 1989 debut '33 45 78' is counting in their favour. The opening track, Warhead, is an opening statement with an attitude that they are keen to convey, with immediately recognisable blend of bass, horns and keys, which sit in sharp contrast to Rob B's laconic rhyming style. Unwittingly bordering on the very crux of Stereo MCs popularity, in the band's own words it touches on a certain catchiness without becoming pop. It has an intent and walks a line which feels right for the band.

HAVOC & KARBONKID

HAVOC & KARBONKID
1) Havoc (USA) Kejuan Muchita (born May 21, 1974 in Queens, New York), better known as Havoc, is an MC, music producer, and one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep. He has produced most of the tracks on every Mobb Deep album, and has produced songs for MCs such as Method Man, Nas, Onyx, The Notorious B.I.G., Jadakiss, The Game, LL Cool J, G-Unit, Lil' Kim, La The Darkman, and Jimmy Mserembo.

Virus Syndicate

Virus Syndicate
Virus Syndicate are DJ/producer MRK1 and MCs JSD, Goldfinger & Nika D. Hailing from Manchester. MRK1 (Formerly Mark One) is one of the leading heads in the ever evolving dubstep scene and combined with his heavy electro, grime, hip hop and jungle influence his sound provides a super-sonic platform for the lyrically astounding mc's. From satire to irony, humour to sincere, gangster to political commentary... Virus Syndicate offer an interesting perspective on life and a much needed breath of fresh air for the urban/dance crossover fan base.

Beenie Man

Beenie Man
Anthony Moses Davis (born August 22, 1973 in Kingston, Jamaica), better known by the stage name Beenie Man, is a well established reggae artist and DJ. He was involved in the music industry from ayoung age when he won the Tastee Talent contest in 1980. Only one year later, when he was eight years old, he recorded a single, "Too Fancy", with record producer "Junjo" Lawes. By 1983, Beenie Man was recording with heavyweight DJs, such as Dillinger and Fathead and released his debut album, The Invincible Beenie Man: The Ten Year Old DJ Wonder and the single "Over the Sea". He was booed off stage at a show celebrating the visit of Nelson Mandela. In 1993 at the very popular show Sting he accused fellow deejay Bounty Killer that the elder artist had stolen his catchphrase, "people dead". This triggered a lyrical battle which continued on the air with each artist counteracting the other's songs. Finally, in 1995, Beenie Man and Bounty Killer settled their differences on the air by actually signing a peace treaty and the two recorded an album together, Guns Out. This was followed by a single, "No Mama No Cry", a rehash of the Bob Marley classic "No Woman No Cry", speaking out against violence and inspired by the murder of Pan Head, another popular Deejay. Partially as a result of prodding from his producers, Sly and Robbie, Beenie Man soon converted to the Rastafari movement. In 1994, he was signed by Island Records and released the critically acclaimed album Blessed. In 1995, Beenie Man released a remix of Barrington Levy's "Under Mi Sensi" in the United Kingdom, and collaborated with Dennis Brown and Triston Palma to release Three Against War and Lt. Stitchie on Mad Cobra Meets Lt. Stitchie & Beenie Man. He took another step up the ladder in 1996, releasing the seminal Maestro, produced by Patrick Roberts and shot him to UK fame. During the period from the mid to late '90s, Beenie Man dominated the Jamaican charts to the extent that he perhaps had a good claim to the crown of "Dancehall King", a title only bestowed previously on Yellowman in the early 1980s. In 1998, Beenie Man signed to Virgin Records to release albums in the United States. His first American offering was The Doctor (1998). In 2000, Beenie Man teamed up with Arturo Sandoval and Wyclef Jean (The Fugees) to release The Art & Life. During the late 1990s, Beenie Man began his conquest of America with the hits, "Romie", "Who Am I" and "Girls Dem Sugar", which featured American R&B singer, Mya. In 2002, he had a sizeable hit with a duet with Janet Jackson called "Feel It Boy", but his biggest break in America came in early 2004 with the release of a remix of "Dude", featuring guest vocals by fellow Jamaican Ms. Thing, as well as rhymes by Shawnna.

babybang

babybang
Born Masumbuko Gordon T. Dave , in Berchem, Antwerp, Babybang got his nickname from his friends because he was the smallest and loudest member of the crew . His first mixtape, STREETBULLY, did very good street numbers and he wrote the lyrics to one of europes club hits (F*cking your girl), his music and skills as top club dj kept him in the spotlight for the last 15 years . In early 2013, BABYBANG announced that he was working on his debut album by the name of "GUNFINGER MUSIC".

"Don't expect people to do for you what you won't do for yourself." Babybang

Later in 2013, this album will consist out of a wide mix of music going from reggae , hiphop trap and electronic music .

EARLY LIFE

Born Masumbuko Gordon Timothy Dave , in Berchem, Antwerp. Dave got his nickname from his friends because he was the smallest and loudest member of the crew. After graduating cooking school, Babybang got faced with the reality that finding a job wasn't always that easy in the early 90's so he did what allot of his friends did and looked for alternative ways to get money. Music was his way of expressing his troubles and joys.

BABYBANG THE ARTIST

His older brother came home one day and wrote him in a local rap contest where he took 3rd place. True this Babybang met back then Antwerp's biggest producer "LUNAMAN" , which led to Babybang's start in the music business. Babybang wrote numerous songs for "Lunaman" including the Europe clubbanger "F*CKING YOUR GIRL" this song made them land club gigs all over Europe and the "Foxy brown ILL NANA tour", They got signed by MOTOR music and started the group "KRAZEE ALLEY". Baybang was a ghostwriter for some of the group's biggest verses but never got put in the spotlight of the group. Years later he started and hosted the "DUTTYROOM" a dancehall concept going down every Sunday in one of europe's hottest clubs "MONDIAL HOTSUNDAYNIGHTS" and he started "DOCTORBEATS INTERNATIONAL" a production house and label doing everything from audio production to video editing based in Antwerp.

The rapper/dj/producer has also branched out into the import business bringing "MAGNUM TONIC WINE" to Europe and promotes it with a series of "CRANK IT UP" parties

Flo

Flo
DJ extraordinaire, beatmaker, wax'n'booty hunter en 1 van de fijnse soul-dj's in dit ondermaatse. Zijn andere specialiteit is hiphop. In het echte leven storemanager van Replay op de Meir in Antwerpen. Zo leert u ook eens wat mensen kennen.

MONEY MARK

MONEY MARK
Mark Ramos-Nishita aka Money Mark is a producer and musician who has collaborated with the Beastie Boys many times, after meeting them as their carpenter. Most of his work is underground. He also appears on the first Banyan album as the Freeway Keyboardist. His first album, the relatively obscure Mark's Keyboard Repair (1995), was made up of keyboard driven pop-funk songs recorded at demo quality. It was followed up by the "Third Version EP" in 1996 and Push the Button in 1998. Whereas his 1996 EP was similar to his debut, "Push the Button" was extremely eclectic, combining aspects of Rock music and Pop with Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop. This inventive LP was met with good reviews, as was his 2001 follow up "Change is Coming" which had a tropical yet danceable disco and funk sound.

Big Shug

Big Shug
Boston rapper, founding member of the Gang Starr Foundation. He was raised in Mattapan, and used to be part of the clique "Murdapan Connection". After forming Gang Starr with older friend Guru, whom he taught how to rap, Shug got into trouble with the law and went to prison. He has since been released, but Guru moved on to projects outside of Gang Starr. He released three albums by now, with his latest release in 2008 called 'Other Side of The Game'. He does a Friday night radio show from midnight to 2AM with DJ Premier on Sirius Satellite Radio on Hip-Hop Nation channel #40.

Dj Premier

Dj Premier
Christopher E. Martin (born March 21, 1966), better known as DJ Premier (and Premo or Primo as his fans, fellow musicians and critics call him sometimes), is a prominent American hip hop producer and DJ, and the instrumental half of the duo Gang Starr, together with MC Guru. Contrary to popular belief, he did not found nor even co-found Gang Starr. He was introduced to DJing while attending school at Prairie View A&M in Houston, Texas. DJ Premier's original stage name was Waxmaster C, the "C" taken from his first name, Chris, although he had already changed it to DJ Premier at the time he joined Gang Starr. Considered by many fans to be one of the greatest hip hop producers, DJ Premier has produced countless tracks, for many groups and solo artists since the early 1990s. These include notable tracks for artists such as Jay-Z ("D'Evils", "So Ghetto"), Big L ("The Enemy"), The Notorious B.I.G. ("Unbelievable", "Kick In The Door", "Ten Crack Commandments"), Nas ("N.Y. State of Mind", "Nas Is Like"), Pitch Black ("It's All Real"), M.O.P. ("Downtown Swinga"), Jeru the Damaja ("Come Clean", "My Mind Spray"), KRS-One ("MC's Act Like They Don't Know"), Mos Def ("Mathematics"), Non Phixion ("Rockstars"), and Royce da 5'9" ("Boom").(Full list: djpremiertrackology.8kilo.com) Collaborations Outside of Gang Starr, some of Premier's most lauded work is his collaborations with Jeru the Damaja and Group Home. With the former, Premier crafted one of the East Coast's landmark albums in the form of The Sun Rises in the East, released in 1994. Their follow up to this, 1996's Wrath of the Math, was regarded as a solid effort but not on par with its predecessor, although it did contain Jeru's biggest hit to date, "Ya Playin' Yaself". Group Home's Livin' Proof (1995), although greatly overlooked at the time of its release, has eventually come to be critically acclaimed. In 1994, DJ Premier collaborated extensively with jazz musician Branford Marsalis's experimental group, Buckshot Lefonque, for their debut album. During the making of music video director, Hype Williams' 1998 film, Belly, DJ Premier collaborated with neo soul leader D'Angelo for a song called "Devil's Pie", which was originally intended only for the film's accompanying soundtrack. However D'Angelo soon changed his mind and decided to include the song on his sophomore album Voodoo (2000) In 2006 he co-produced Christina Aguilera's Back To Basics album. Samples DJ Premier's style of production epitomises the New York sound from his earlier peers. He is known for sampling jazz, funk, and soul artists, as well as sampling an artist's past work, when he is creating a new track for that same artist. In addition, his photographic memory of rap lyrics allows him to distinctively "speak with his hands" by scratching in lyrics from several different songs to construct new phrases [1]. Premier's non-Gang Starr collaborations are well-known for his often-imitated signature of combining short vocal samples, often from multiple artists, to create a chorus. For example, for the chorus of Mos Def's "Mathematics", Premier cuts, in quick succession: "The Mighty Mos Def..." (from Mos Def's "Body Rock"), "It's simple mathematics" (from Fat Joe's "John Blaze"), "I revolve around science..." (from Ghostface Killah's verse on Raekwon's "Criminology"), "What are we talking about here..." (unknown origin), "Do your math.." (from Erykah Badu's "On & On"), and "One, two, three, four" (from James Brown's "Funky Drummer") On certain artists' work the vocal samples will all be vocal samples of the artist from the artists' past work; "Nas Is Like" and "2nd Childhood" with Nas are two well-known examples of this. On Jeru the Damaja's "Physical Stamina," however, Premier sampled and chopped up recordings of seminal electro-acoustic music from the 1960s. Melodies Premier usually creates a two-bar melody that repeats itself throughout the song. The aim of this is to showcase the MC's skills by bringing focus away from the beat, while creating the song's mood and a solid backdrop. Premier often changes speeds, filters and chops his breaks and adds scope to the melody with chimes and strings. He has also shown innovation by playing rarely-used elements into a rap song (such as the xylophones on Biggie's "Kick in the Door" or the ambient nature sounds on Nas' "Nas is Like"), and his wide range of instruments (the piano loop on Jay-Z's "D'Evils" versus the strings on Rakim's "New York (Ya Out There?") and production techniques (he played the melody backwards during the second half of Jay-Z's "A Million and One Questions (Rhyme No More)"). Drums Premier's drums have been known for complimenting his melodies. For example, during Nas' "NY State of Mind", two bars have a simple round of kicks and snares; in the following two, a complementing second set of drums plays out. This is repeated throughout. Label ownership and future projects DJ Premier currently owns two record labels. "Year Round Records" was founded in 2002 and has so far released several DJ Premier mixtapes as well as two 12" vinyl singles for NYG'z and Blaq Poet. "Works Of Mart", which is also the name of his publishing company, was founded in mid 2006 and released 12" vinyl singles for artists Tef (aka Teflon) and F.A.B.I.D. (H. Stax and Mike Rone). Since 2001, DJ Premier mentioned several times the plan to release a solo album entitled "A Man Of Few Words", which has yet to be released. Other confirmed upcoming projects are a full-length colaboration with Nas, Blaq Poet's long delayed album "The Best That Never Did It", Tef's (aka Teflon) long announced album "Contraband" and last but not least protegés NYG'z long delayed debut album "Pros and Cons". As of early 2006, like many other artists, he keeps in touch with his fans through his blog on myspace.com, on which he has announced upcoming productions for Amerie, Canibus and many other yet to be released artist songs.g Str

Warren G

Warren G
Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970 in Long Beach, California), better known simply as Warren G, is a Grammy award nominated American West Coast rapper, singer, DJ and producer signed to his own label, G-Funk Entertainment. In 1990, Warren G formed the group 213 with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, and in 1994 he exploded onto the Long Beach rap scene with the smash single "Regulate," a duet with Nate Dogg, and its accompanying album, Regulate...G Funk Era.

FLASH IT UP SOUNDMACHINE

FLASH IT UP SOUNDMACHINE
the Flash It Up Soundmachine is based in Antwerp (Belgium). We, Lord Lyta & Miss Jigal started our soundsystem in july 1999 in the reggae-bar "Cool Runnings". We've played several times there before moving on to bigger crowds, mostly in Belgium and in France. Our style? (Very) globally caribbean : reggae, dancehall, jungle, hip-hop, grime, soca, rocksteady... but also baile funk, cumbia, electro crunk, dubstep & other mash-ups. Our specialty? Homemade remixes & blends

Max Normal

Max Normal
Max Normal were just starting to become a really big band on the SA music scene, fusing elements of Hip-Hop and jazz with "electronica" into a spontaneous theatrical performance. then in early 2002 enigmatic front-man Watkin Tudor Jones summarily disbanded it in search of more challenging directions. Not to be confused with MaxNormal.TV, the mercurial Mr Jones's previous incarnation. Or his current incarnation Die Antwoord.

Beatgrinders

Beatgrinders
After years of making hiphopbeats, producers Eskeep and Mastafingaz teamed up for a new challenge. Together they form Beatgrinders; A new innovative duo blending electric sounds with cutting edge house music. After a year of refining their sound they are now ready to unleash their productions to the outside. With influences such as Diplo, Laidback Luke, Soulwax, Boys Noize and many others they are determined to leave their mark on today's music.

dj madfingaz

dj madfingaz
Dj Madfingaz had als jonge knaap van amper 15 een droom: dj worden. Hij begon net zoals alle andere aspirant deejays op zijn kamer met het mixen van platen en het aanleren van de eerste scratch technieken. De jonge dj had reeds snel het scratchen en beatjugglin' onder de knie en waagde zich aan zijn eerste battles en locale bookingen. Met succes, want hij werd snel een te vrezen tegenstander in de Belgische en Nederlandse battle scene.
Tijdens één van die locale bookingen maakte Madfingaz indruk op Mista' K, een urban club deejay, die vroeg hem te vergezellen op een booking in Club Da Shake. De avond viel goed mee en Madfingaz werd lid van de groep Fizz Clique opgericht door Mista' K. Vanaf dit moment gaat het snel met carrière van onze jonge dj en wordt hij een vaste waarde in de Belgische club en partyscene. Fizz Clique haalt resident posities binnen op gevierde concepten zoals City Queens, Coolsweat,.. en staat mee aan de wieg van het succesvolle concept Heat.

Kleine Viezerik

Kleine Viezerik
KV groeide op met veel muziek, R&B, Soul en later Hiphop. In deze periode ontwikkelde hij zijn passie als artiest. Zijn grootste ambitie was altijd al rappen, maar nam het niet serieus. In 2000, verdiepte hij zich meer in teksten schrijven. Zo zat hij in verschillende teams en duo's zoals: Rhymes Connect, Hinderlijke Straat schoften. Terwijl KV zich zelf zoekt ontdekt hij dat filosoferen zijn ding is. Met Fenomeen begint hij het team Onderinvloed. Met de komst van Vito & Conflict werden de onderwerpen al snel serieuzer. Ze kregen goede feedback en werden snel bekend op de straat.. Als hij de link legt met Lastpac versnelt het proces en tekent hij bij Pitu Records. Met nummers als 'Hosselaar' en 'Snelle Laan' is het definitief. In combinatie met de producties van Sliscobars, creeeren zei ongekende klanken en een rauwe stijl. Uiteindelijk rolt hier dan ook de single 'Rolle als een G' uit. Dit in combinatie met een professionele videoclip wordt in 2006 officieel een stempel gezet op de stijl van KV . De thuisbasis, Pitu Records studio, geeft de ruimte om de creativieteit dag en nacht uit te voeren. Deze heren zijn dan ook zo productief dat er dagelijks kwaliteit geleverd wordt. Zijn levenservaringen vormen vaak het onderwerp van zijn muziek. En geeft hij de luisteraar een reeel beeld van de snelle laan.

Hef

Hef
Hef (Julliard Frans, 21 jaar oud) is geboren in Rotterdam, doorliep de basisschool in de Amsterdamse Bijlmer maar maakte pas écht kennis met het leven in een grimmige buurt in Hoogvliet. Hij kwam hier in aanraking met de criminaliteit, maar heeft zijn roeping gelukkig gevonden voordat het mis ging: muziek. Succestracks als Puur en Big Boss worden gekenmerkt door keiharde producties en de rustige, bijna ongeïnteresseerde delivery van Hef. DJ MP's Luie Mannen was het bewijs dat ook laidback beats prima in Hef's repertoire passen. Maar voordat zijn herkenbare stijl geperfectioneerd werd, moest er een hoop bijgeschaafd worden met kritische hulp van Ado'nis, tot irritaties aan toe. Zijn zus introduceerde bracht de hiphop in zijn leven, broer Ado'nis deed hem de studio instappen door diens succes met zijn toenmalige crew THC en Hef deed de rest: klassiekers bouwen.
Maak kennis met Hef, de puurste rapper van Nederland.

Safi & Pxl

Safi & Pxl
Safi & Pxl zijn 2 jonge en veelbelovende artiesten uit Mechelen. Momenteel werken zij samen aan een aantal projecten. Safi bracht een tijdje terug zijn 2e album : Buckle Up in eigen beheer uit.

MAYER HAWTHORNE

MAYER HAWTHORNE
Mayer Hawthorne grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and vividly remembers, as a child, driving with his father and tuning the car radio in to the rich soul and jazz history the region provided. "Most of the best music ever made came out of Detroit," claims the singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, who counts Isaac Hayes, Leroy Hutson, Mike Terry, and Barry White among his influences, but draws the most inspiration from the music of Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield and the legendary songwriting and production trio of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland Jr. The "retro" tag is added to almost any contemporary work that sounds like it was originally recorded between 1966 and 1974, and Hawthorne, among the newest contributors to the genre, is aware of how trends come and go. After being introduced to Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter Wolf by mutual friend Noelle Scaggs of The Rebirth, even his current boss was skeptical. "He showed me two songs and I didn't understand what I was listening to," Wolf recalls. "I asked him if they were old songs that he did re-edits of - I couldn't believe they were new songs and that he played all the instruments." And after meeting in person, it was even harder for Wolf to believe that Hawthorne was also the lead vocalist. Few expect such heartfelt sentiment to come from a 29-year-old white kid from Ann Arbor, but he has caught the ear of his family at Stones Throw, as well as BBC Radio 1 host Gilles Peterson and producer/DJ Mark Ronson.

J.rocc

J.rocc
In 1992, Jason Jackson, internationally known as J.Rocc, launched his vision of forming a DJ crew comprised of talented musicians, by introducing to the world Southern California's first turntable band - the Beat Junkies. A prized accomplishment enthusiastically received by worldwide audiences, J.Rocc continues to invent musical styles that display his creative expertise. Highly recognized for his funky showcases and original arrangements, J.Rocc has clearly distinguished his place in music history. J.Rocc began his DJ career in 1985 with PSK, a DJ group based out of Huntington Beach, CA. Possessing the imagination and skills to alter the traditional purpose of the turntable, J.Rocc applied his artistic talent by using the turntable as his musical instrument. His individual approach towards developing his ingenious collections consists of focusing on smooth, rhythmic transitions and building an energetic vibe. Maintaining the entertainment level plays a major role in producing explosive performances, and J.Rocc achieves this excitement and dynamics without "killing" the original recordings. Heavily influenced by jazz legend John Coltrane, world-renowned Hip-Hop producers Dr. Dre and DJ Aladdin, and the departed Hip-Hop radio show on KDAY (1580 AM) featuring the comedic personality of Russ Parr, J.Rocc absorbed their influential contributions to help drive his musical genius. His striking list of awards and accomplishments demonstrates his excellent ability to apply his creative gift. Collectively, the Beat Junkie band comprised of J.Rocc, Babu, Melo-D, and Rhettmatic, claimed the title of International Turntablist Federation (ITF) World Champions two years in a row (1997 and 1998). In 1999, Rawkus Records seeked J.Rocc and Babu to join the talented cast of musicians on "Sound Bombing 2", a classic Hip-Hop compilation featuring internationally acclaimed artists including Pharaoh Monche, Mos Def and Common. J.Rocc and Babu greatly impacted the production of this project by exhibiting their exceptional turntable talent and musically powerful imaginations. J.Rocc continues to inspire worldwide audiences through his entertaining performances and showcases of musical creativity. In 1998, J.Rocc delivered his turntable brilliance and shared the stage with Hip-Hop phenomenons Talib Kwali and Mos Def during the U.S. Coca Cola tour, which included sold-out shows throughout the country. This past year, J.Rocc traveled nationwide with Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, MC Supernatural, and the Beat Junkie crew on the heavily documented tour entitled "Word of Mouth". J.Rocc's individual discography includes numerous innovations that continue to gain global recognition. In 1999, J.Rocc released "Live at the Sex Machine". This masterful compilation highlights J.Rocc's skilled application of the group's signature "Beat Junkie Style", in which he precisely blends the musical genres of breaks, Hip-Hop and reggae. In 2000, J.Rocc introduced a second volume to this successful project entitled "Sex Machine Today". In this latter release, J.Rocc continues to demonstrate his original style of producing illustrious musical arrangements, and repeatedly, is able to capture audiences stemming from diversified realms. As a leading figure in the media circuit, J.Rocc has appeared in all media outlets, both in the national and international markets. Feature stories in publications including the Source, URB, Rolling Stone, and Mass Appeal, highlight his unique achievements and untouchable musical expertise. J.Rocc appeared in the internationally respected film entitled "Keepintime" (2001), a documentary created to exemplify the parallel between the art of original drumming and the art of drumming using a turntable as the musical instrument. The film portrayed this relationship by capturing performances by legendary drummers Paul Humphrey, Earl Palmer, Roy Porter and James Gadson, as well as recording the drumming techniques of turntable drummers J.Rocc, Babu, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist. In 2001, J.Rocc released a number of innovative individual and group projects. As the group's "Funky President", he played a major role in the production and delivery of the first Beat Junkie album entitled "Classic Material", which was released last August on the group's newly established, independent record label, Beat Junkie Sound. "Classic Material" features innovative tracks produced and performed by the Beat Junkie artists between the years of 1995 - 2000. Another notable project presented a collaboration between J.Rocc and fellow Beat Junkie member Babu, known internationally to the world as the Bumrush Brothers. Together, these talented musicians introduced two timeless masterworks entitled "Gold Chain Music" featuring Planet Asia and Evidence (Beat Junkie Sound), and "X-ecution of a Bumrush", a track from the X-ecutioners' album entitled "Built from Scratch" (Loud Records). In July 2001, J.Rocc released "Syndromes Remix", which hit record stores throughout the world and received international praise. This heavily demanded mixtape is a follow-up to his original creation released back in 1995. The audible recordings allow audiences to travel through a musical journey in which they are introduced to music legends, including Roy Ayers, Instant Funk, Minnie Riperton, and Grover Washington Jr. J.Rocc's most recent masterpiece was introduced to the world the latter part of March 2003. "Play This (One)" and "Junkies Pick" released on Stonesthrow Records, are classic compositions written, produced and conceived by J.Rocc. This highly anticipated record is just one of several projects J.Rocc is set to release in 2003. This year, the "Funky President" is poised to take-off.

madlib

madlib
Beat Konducta (born Madlib the Bad Kid 1922-1993) was an American comedian best known for his starring role on the television sitcom Quasimoto and Son. He was 3/4 African-American and 1/4 Blazed. Beat Konducta was born in Oakland and raised in Oxnard, During World War II, Beat Konducta used illegal means to avoid the draft and engaged in various criminal activities. Moving to Los Angeles in the early 1940s, he was a well-known associate of Malcolm Little, later known as Malcolm X. According to Alex Haley's The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Beat Konducta was dishwasher in the speakeasy where Malcolm worked as a waiter. While Little was known as "Detroit Red" from having grown up in Michigan, Beat Konducta was dubbed "Oxnard Green." Beat Konducta gained notoriety with his raunchy nightclub act. His stand-up performances were later released as "party" albums and became very popular. Beat Konducta paved the way for later black comedians such as Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. He was one of the first black comics to play to white audiences on the Las Vegas Strip. Beat Konducta used his starring role on Quasimoto and Son to help get jobs got his friends such as LaWanda Page, Slappy White and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita. Beat Konducta also battled with producers for higher paychecks and creative control of the show. In 1977, Quasimoto and Son was cancelled. Beat Konducta struck out on his own by starring in a short-lived variety show, but by the early 1980s he was back playing Tha Loopdigga in a brief revival/spin-off The Further Adventures of Lord Quas. Beat Konducta has numerous battles with the IRS that culminated in a 1989 raid in which agents seized his house and assets (including some of the jewelery right off his body). Beat Konducta appeared to be making a comeback with a 1991 series in which he co-starred with his long-time friend Della Reese when a fatal heart attack struck him on the set. Ironically, one of Beat Konducta's best-known comic bits on Quasimoto and Son was faking a heart attack and calling out to his deceased wife Elizabeth saying, "This is the big one ... I'm comin' to join ya Honey." Beat Konducta has a star on the Echo Park walk of Fame.

winne

winne
Winston Bergwijn (Paramaribo, 20th April 1978), better known as Winne, is a dutch rapper from Rotterdam. He is signed to the Dutch hip-hop label Top Notch. After his EP Onoverwinnelijk he dropped his debut album Winne Zonder Strijd recently. In the late summer of 2005 Winne suddenly became known to a wider audience. His song "Top 3 MC" was released on the Internet by Kapitein Mo and is well received. Without promotionteam or an album in the store, he worked himself into the media. Several months later, the track "Pomp die Shit!" on the collection album "What's Da Flavor?". This is the final breakthrough in the Dutch rapscene. From this moment artists like Duvel Duvel invites Winne to the show. On Opgezwolle's ''Eigen Wereld'' he contributed in the song ''Volle Kracht''. On U-Niq's album Winne is heard twice.

kempi

kempi
[English] Because of the inexhaustible stream of musical talent from the East and West of the Netherlands it is easy to forget that the once highly productive South also still brings forth some interesting talents. For lately, in the shadows some have been busy polishing a rough diamond from the streets of Eindhoven: Kempi. The only twenty-one-year-old Kempi has his roots in the Netherlands Antilles and was raised in the city of lights as the middle son of no less than seven children. In a home with four brothers, two sisters and his mother he soon discovered that his house contained more hungry mouths than spoonfuls of food and that he had to pursue every available option that could help him with taking care of himself. It was therefore inevitable that he quickly came in contact with the law, and the last few years Kempi has spent as much time behind bars as he did roaming free. Unsurprisingly, today he is more focused on ways that can get him out of this situation. That one of the ways out might be through one of his hobbies, rapping, had not arisen to him yet. Influenced by guys like 2Pac, Lil Wayne and Dutch rapper Duvel, he frequently writes down what he goes through and sees around him, but the %u201CGramma Boy%u201D isn%u2019t seriously into hiphop yet. Only after a show with Drama (a melting pot of nationalities rapping in English, Dutch, Surinam and Papiamento) he realizes that this hobby of his could turn out to be his life saver. Some songs are recorded and displayed on the internet, the reactions are surreal. Suddenly he is transformed from the hustler from the streets into that rapper from South-East Brabant. With the help of DJ One-2 of the SpinMasters the first mix tape is crafted, that to everyone%u2019s surprise is downloaded over thirty thousand times. The track Zoveel Stress (So much Stress), for months on end topping the charts on Luvmusic.nl and examined by State Magazine, and also played regularly in defining hip hop radio shows takes care of the rest. It is the final confirmation that his hustle is leading somewhere. Kempi himself is ecstatic that the reward for his pains comes in the form of a TopNotch contract. %u201CToo dope%u201D is his reaction on the current events. The desperate situation changes into a new phase of his short but hectic life. %u201CI don%u2019t have to hustle on the streets now. Most of all, I%u2019m pleased that people can see that someone from the streets can make it. And not just someone that has just heard about stuff, but someone who%u2019s been inside and has lived through enough.%u201D The raw in-your-face raps combined with Kempi%u2019s talent for melodic and catchy hooks make the dude from Brabant a very interesting new find for Top Notch and a fresh breeze for the entire Dutch hip hop scene. Are you comin%u2019 with da Kempi? ________________________________________________________ [Nederlands] Door de onuitputtelijke stroom aan muzikale wapenfeiten in het westen en oosten van het land zou je bijna vergeten dat het ooit zo productieve zuiden ook vandaag de dag nog spraakmakende talenten voortbrengt. In de luwte wordt er de afgelopen tijd namelijk druk bijgeschaafd aan een jonge ruwe diamant uit de straten van Eindhoven: Kempi. De pas eenentwintigjarige Kempi heeft zijn wortels liggen in de Nederlandse Antillen en groeide op in de lichtstad als middelste van maar liefst zeven kinderen. In een huis met vier broers, twee zussen en zijn moeder kwam hij er al snel achter dat er meer hongerige monden dan lepels eten in huis waren en alle mogelijkheden uit moest buiten die hielpen om voor zichzelf te zorgen. Het is dan ook bijna onvermijdelijk dat hij al snel in aanraking komt met justitie, van de laatste jaren zat de Kemp evenlang achter tralies als dat hij op vrije voeten liep. Logischerwijs is zijn zicht met de dag scherper gericht op uitwegen die hem uit zijn situatie kunnen halen. Dat die uitweg misschien wel te bereiken is middels één van zijn hobbies, rappen, komt dan nog niet in hem op. Beïnvloed door mannen als 2Pac, Lil Wayne en Duvel pent hij met regelmaat neer wat hij meemaakt en om zich heen ziet, maar echt serieus is de 'Gramma Boy' nog niet met hiphop bezig. Pas na een show met zijn toenmalige crew Drama (een mengelmoes van nationaliteiten rappend in het Nederlands, Engels, Surinaams en Papiaments) beseft hij dat deze hobby wel eens zijn redding kan worden. Er worden wat nummers opgenomen en op het internet tentoongesteld, de respons is onwerkelijk. Plotseling is hij, voor zijn omgeving, getransformeerd van die hosselaar op straat naar die rapper uit Brabant Zuid-Oost. Met hulp van DJ One-2 van de SpinMasters wordt een eerste mixtape in elkaar gezet, die tot ieders verbazing uiteindelijk meer dan het bizarre aantal van dertigduizend keer wordt gedownload. "Mama weet, d'r criminele zoon komt uit de goot Papa was er nie voor me en mama was te broke En niemand gaf geen moer om deze kleine neger M'n liefde voor muziek en m'n liefde voor paper Hielden me staande in de dagen van nood Zat zes keer in jilla maar m'n hoofd die blijft omhoog" Kempi %u2013 Als Ju Mij Was De track Zoveel Stress, al maandenlang op eenzame hoogte te vinden in de Luvmusic.nl charts en onder de loep genomen door State Magazine en tevens regelmatig gedraaid in toonaangevende hiphopradioshows, doet de rest. Het is de definitieve bevestiging dat deze hossel ergens toe aan het leiden is. Kempi zelf is verguld dat de bekroning van die hossel komt in de vorm van een TopNotch conract. "Te lauw" is zijn reactie op de huidige ontwikkelingen. De uitzichtloze situatie maakt plaats voor een nieuwe fase in zijn korte maar hectische leven. "Ik hoef niet meer te hosselen op straat nu. Ik ben vooral blij dat mensen kunnen zien dat iemand van de straat het kan maken. En dan niet iemand die alleen dingen heeft gehoord, maar iemand die heeft vastgezeten en genoeg heeft meegemaakt." De keiharde recht-voor-je-raap-raps gecombineerd met Kempi's aanleg om melodieuze, treffende refreinen te creëren maken de Brabander een zeer interessante nieuwe aanwinst voor Top Notch en een verfrissing voor de hele Nederlandse hiphopwereld. Ga ju met du Kempi mee?

rye rye

rye rye
Ryeisha "Rye Rye" Berrain is an American rapper from Baltimore, Maryland, United States. She met the musician Blaqstarr, a friend of her sister's, and worked with him on her early material. She met M.I.A. in a studio after M.I.A. overheard one of Rye Rye's songs. She then proceeded to make music with DJ Diplo on a song called "Wassup Wassup", and other upcoming songs include "Gangsta Girl", "Hardcore Girls" with The Count and Sinden, and "Reasons". She is also working with Zakee. "Hardcore Girls" appears on the Hardcore Girls EP by The Count and Sinden via Domino Records. She has described her sound as "unique, hard-hitting, anything thrown I can handle it." Rye Rye began performing at the age of 16. She has toured with M.I.A. during the fall and winter of 2007 and early 2008 and briefly with Afrikan Boy. She features on a remix of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" with Afrikan Boy, which appears on the Paper Planes - Homeland Security Remixes EP by M.I.A. and is available on her MySpace. Her song "Shake It To The Ground" was made available for download on iTunes.[1] She has also made a music video for the song. Rye Rye is the first artist signed to M.I.A.'s new music label N.E.E.T., and her album is set to be released in 2009. They both appear on M.I.A.'s remix of Busy Signal's "Tic Toc," an unfinished version of which M.I.A. showcased on Gilles Peterson's Radio 1 show.

DE JEUGD VAN TEGENWOORDIG

DE JEUGD VAN TEGENWOORDIG
De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig ("Kids These Days") is a hip-hop group formed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2005. The group is a 4-piece made up of Vieze Fur a.k.a. Vieze Freddie (Freddie Tratlehner), P. Fabergé (Pepijn Lanen), Willie Wartaal a.k.a. WiWa (Ollicio Locadia) and 'de Neger des Heils' (Bas Bron). They are known most notably for their chart-topping single Watskeburt?!, which then became Dutch slang for "what's up?!". In 2005 they released their debut album named Parels voor de zwijnen (pearls before swine*), featuring raps containing rather esoteric lyrics full of (partially made up) street language. With comical lyrics and an attitude telling they do not take themselves too seriously, they gained a unique position in the Dutch rap scene. Their main themes are alcohol, sex and drugs. All tracks on the group's debut album Parels voor de Zwijnen were produced by Bas Bron. Subsequent single releases include Voorjekijkendoorlopen ("Lookinfrontofyoukeeponwalking") and the Christmas-themed Ho Ho Ho (with Katja Schuurman). In July 2006, the group was featured on the song Poes in de Playboy of the Dutch reggae/ska band Luie Hond. In May 2007, they released the single Shenkie, for which a video clip contest was issued. The winning video can be seen here. Both singles were never released on album. Their second album, titled De Machine, was released on April 25, 2008, preceded by the single Hollereer on April 4. The album spawned six more singles: Wopwopwop (de tentbakkers), Datvindjeleukhe ("Youthinkthat'sniceuh"), Applaus, Buma In Mijn Zak, Bertje vs Yayo and Deze donkere jongen komt zo hard. * NOTE to the Dutch speaking members of last.fm: pearls before swine is the only correct translation of the proverb parels voor de zwijnen. Check Google hits, any dictionary or a bible near you. "Hip of hype? Of allebei? Hoe dan ook, ""Watskeburt?!"" was de meest besproken single van de zomer zowel in België als bij de Noorderburen. Rechtstreeks uit de Spaarndammerbuurt in Amsterdam komen Willie Wartaal, P. Dronq en Vieze Fur (met in hun kielzog de Neger des Heils, alias Bastiaan Bron, alias Seymour Bits). Gevreesd werd dat ""De Stofzuiger"" (een ode aan de fellatio, ""opgedragen aan alle moeders en kinderen"") de 2e hit zou worden, maar het werd ""Voorjekijkendoorlopen"", terwijl het debuutalbum ""Parels voor de Zwijnen"" volgens henzelf vol staat met ""het beste materiaal sinds midden 19e eeuw papier werd uitgevonden om bladmuziek op te schrijven"". Sensationeel, geloof ons." Bangg!

Cilvaringz

Cilvaringz
Cilvaringz is a Wu-Family member from Tilburg, Holland. He is the very first international Wu-Tang member, gaining entrance after several unsuccessful trips to New York attempting to speak with RZA, the head of the Wu-Tang Clan. He eventually succeeded by meeting RZA's sister and convinced her to set up a meeting. After hearing his work, RZA decided to sign Cilvaringz to Wu-Tang Records. Cilvaringz has also released an instrumental album entitled The Mental Chamberz. In June 2007, and after much delay, Cilvaringz's first real solo album, I which featured production work and appearances by many Wu-Tang members and affiliates came out.

Mathematics

Mathematics
Mathematics (a.k.a. Allah Mathematics) is a member of the Wu-tang Clan family; he is the official DJ for Wu-Tang Clan as well as one of the top in-house producers for Wu-Tang. He is the man the group members turn to when they want that classic Wu-tang sound. Mathematics is also the inventor of the world famous Wu-Tang "W" logo.

Having known the Clan since the mid-80s and produced for them since 1996, Mathematics is no stranger to the group. Starting off as GZA's DJ during the emcee's Cold Chillin' days, the producer has since gone on to create a diverse and memorable production catalog with the group, contributing tracks to The W and 8 Diagrams, as well as Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele, GZA's Beneath The Surface, Method Man's Tical 2000: Judgement Day and Method Man & Redman's Blackout!.
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Boemklatsch

Boemklatsch
Boem, klatsch. Kick, snare. Zo eenvoudig kan het zijn. Sterker nog: zo eenvoudig was het toen Boemklatsch in 2001 opgericht werd. Een feestje op een boot, twintig euro, gratis zuipen en hiphopplaten draaien. Negen jaar later is een groepje feestende vrienden uitgegroeid tot een kleurrijk en energiek collectief dat bij boekingen zonder aarzelen een dak-eraf-garantie durft te geven. Een crew die verder kijkt dan zijn neus lang is en niet bang is om nog harder te feesten dan zijn eigen publiek. Boemklatsch begon oorspronkelijk als hiphopcrew. Kwam in thuisstad Utrecht een hiphopact op bezoek, dan was de naam Boemklatsch er altijd aan verbonden. Uitvalsbasis is in eerste instantie EKKO, later grote broer Tivoli. Hoogtepunt is een feest in een uitverkochte Tivoli in 2004, met alleen maar acts uit de eigen scene: samen met C-Mon & Kypski, Nobody Beats the Drum en Illicit brak Boemklatsch de tent af. Vanaf 2005 strijkt het collectief ook neer in Bitterzoet in Amsterdam. Ook toen al was te zien dat de Boemklatsch-mannen geen hiphoppuristen waren. Ze slepen de nieuwste dansstijlen mee in hun territorium en brengen een eigen stijl. Met een rauwe rand en een zwarte ziel. Even voorstellen dan maar? Boemklatsch bestaat uit drie dj's, een host en - om het plaatje compleet te maken - twee vj's. DJ en producer Mike Mago (Michiel Thomassen) is zelfs in de zomer te herkennen aan zijn muts, DJ en producer $jammie the Money (Sjam Sjamsoedin) aan zijn voorliefde voor felle kleurtjes en zonnebrillen en zijn lekkere lompe draaistijl. DJ Illvester (Cas Boland) is het breedst van het trio. Hij weet zelfs af en toe een rockplaat naadloos in te mixen. Dan is er spreekstalmeester Atactic (Dharmen Nokhai), de man die het liefst de hele dag door de megafoon praat. Duo Ramkraak (Roel Oude Nijhuis en Mark Assies) vult alle schermen met explosieve maar vooral creatieve visuals. Ook al eten de Boemklatschleden regelmatig buiten de deur - $jam zit in Nobody Beats the Drum, Atactic is bezig met eigen producties, die van derden en maakt deel uit van het illustere 207 en Mike Mago produceert met C-Code - Boemklatsch blijft de basis. De laatste jaren is het collectief in een stroomversnelling terechtgekomen. De verschillende leden beginnen steeds meer zelf te produceren. Begin 2008 wordt eigen label BMKLTSCH RCRDS opgericht, waarop een remix-EP van Mike Mago en C-Code verschijnt. Ook in Patronaat in Haarlem en in de Flexbar in Amsterdam staan inmiddels de Boemklatsch-feesten regelmatig op de agenda, en in de zomer van 2008 zijn de heren te zien op grote festivals als Lowlands, Rockit Open Air, deBeschaving, het Bevrijdingsfestival, Valtifest en Lief. Tijd voor de volgende stap. De eerste officiële cd Mixing In Action biedt alles wat je van Boemklatsch kunt verwachten: dirty electro, dikke bootybeats, baile funk en nog veel meer. Plus: eigen producties met verrassende gasten. De onnavolgbare Bimbo's (die van Malle Pietje) lenen hun stemmen aan Goudlokje, Jeugd van Tegenwoordig-coryfee P. Faberyayo doet mee op het onnavolgbare Spikkeltjes. Boemklatsch heeft zijn laatste plaat nog lang niet opgezet. Rocken tot je erbij neervalt!

Gaslamp Killer

Gaslamp Killer
The Gaslamp Killer is a Los Angeles-based DJ whose eclectic style ranges from psychedelia and world music to dubstep and left-field hip-hop. Associated with Flying LotusBrainfeeder Records, he made his production debut in the late 2000s with a series of EPs. Born William Benjamin Bensussen, he originally comes from San Diego, CA, whose downtown Gaslamp Districts bar scene inspired him to name himself the Gaslamp Killer in disgust for much of the patronage. Upon relocating to Los Angeles, he found a niche for himself amid the citys massive underground party scene and ultimately found a home for himself as a resident DJ at the club Low End Theory, which resulted in a series of club-sponsored podcasts. He also released a series of mix CDs, among them Gaslamp Killers (2007), Its a Rocky Road (2007), I Spit on Your Grave (2008), Hell and the Lake of Fire Are Waiting for You! (2009), and All Killer (2009), the latter a label showcase for the London-based world psychedelia imprint Finders Keepers Records. As a producer, the Gaslamp Killer made his debut in the late 2000s, releasing, for instance, a split single with Free the Robots, The Killer Robots,n Obey Records in 2008 and an EP, My Troubled Mind, on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder Records in 2009.

Method Man

Method Man
Method Man (born Clifford Smith, April 1, 1971 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York) is an American rapper and member of the hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. He is also well-known for his work both as a solo artist and with frequent collaborator Redman, as well as for recent forays into acting.

Method Man spent a childhood split between separated parents in Long Island and Staten Island, and in an apparent precursor to his career in hip hop was introduced both to playing drums and to

poetry by his father. Not only was Method interested in music, he was also fascinated by comic books and particularly Ghost Rider, a fascination which manifested itself years later in several of his many rap aliases. His pre-hip hop adult life was mostly split between drug dealing and low-paid jobs (including a stint working at the Statue Of Liberty, along with future Wu-Tang colleague U-God). After becoming well known on the streets for his rhyming abilities, he joined with 8 friends to form the Wu-Tang Clan in the early 1990s.

Since the Wu-Tang Clan's ascendancy to hip hop stardom, Method Man has always been one of the most visible members of the collective. He was one of only two of the group to get a solo song on the group's debut album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers and he was the first to release a solo album under the Clan's unusual contract which allows its members to release albums under any record label (Method chose to sign with legendary rap label Def Jam).  

Pretty Lights

Pretty Lights
Pretty lights is an umbrella. Under this umbrella stands a shifting collective personality. Sometimes two lights shine, sometimes three lights glow. They emit a strong mechanical hum that fills the emptiness provided by time and divided by imagination. They manipulate the world around, illuminating the dark into a breathing electronic cityscape, casting shadow that carve dusty yesterday into a reanimated paradise. The Pretty Lights album "Taking Up Your Precious Time" was produced by Derek Smith and Michal Menert. Considered the debut PL album, TUYPT was released online for free download in the fall of 2006 and in the first year was downloaded over 5000 times across the globe. Since the release of TUYPT, Michal & Derek have been working on different projects, intending to explore new visions and satisfy their thirst for musical diversity. In the fall of '07, Derek began performing in venues around northern Colorado beside live drummer, Cory Eberhard, with the desire to showcase new solo material intended more for the live setting/dance culture. This combination has pushed the envelope of live electronic music and continues to evolve the sound encompassed by the PL collective.

OPPOSITES

OPPOSITES
Kersverse winnaars van een Gouden Harp. De ene is "vet knap", de ander "vet lelijk" - voilà het waarom van de naam. Big2 en Willy stormden als lawaaiige tieners de hiphopscene op met albums "Youngsters" en "De fik erin", nu zijn ze begin 20 en komen ze met een nieuwe plaat met de titel... "Begin Twintig", ja. 1ste single "Dom lomp & famous" (met gasten Dio en Willie "Konijntje" Wartaal) was al een hit in hun thuisland, "Vandaag" heet de nieuwe. De ene (Twan aka Big2) is groot en blank, de andere (Willy aka de Polderneger) is klein en donker. Vandaar: Opposites.

Raekwon

Raekwon
Hij is niet alleen groepslid van Wu-Tang Clan (alsof dat al niet vet genoeg is), maar zorgde ook voor een ongelooflijke atoombom met een fall out die nog jaren later de hiphop- en rapscene beïnvloedt: zijn album Only Built For Cuban Linx is een klassieker in het genre. Zopas verscheen (eindelijk!) de opvolger: Only Built For Cuban Linx 2, The Purple Tape.

Dio

Dio
Dio en Flinke Namen beginnen dit najaar met hun 'En Toen Was Er Licht' tour. Ze beloven iets neer te zetten dat nog niet eerder gedaan is en hun fans meer dan waar voor hun geld geven. Hoe? Door middel van een futuristisch decor zullen audio en visuals een bijzonder huwelijk sluiten. Door te investeren in een nog niet eerder vertoonde lichtshow die volledig interactief is aangestuurd door muziek en impulsen van de DJ's zullen de fans echte eyecandy voorgeschoteld krijgen.

Flinke Namen

Flinke Namen
Flinke Namen is a Dutch rap formation consisting out of producer The Flexican, MC Fit, MC Sef and MC Murth The Man-O-Script. The group started in 2004. They operate from Amsterdam.

Jiggy Djé

Jiggy Djé
Jiggy Djé is a rapper who finds his roots in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. After dropping two albums with his crew DAC he has decided to do some solo projects plus a project with roommate SpaceKees. In September 2006 the first track from his upcoming album Noah's Ark was released. Which was followed by the album release in October. Noah's Ark is also the name of his own label. It is expected that his project with Spacekees will be released soon and the same goes for his other project with Dutch rap formation Kohfie Konnect Jiggy's latest album is Ark De Triomf, released in April 2009.

Kern Koppen (Nl, live, hiphop)

Kern Koppen (Nl, live, hiphop)
Hiphop group from The Hague, Netherlands. Consisting of mc's Ki & Ahab and producer Tommy 2 Times. They released an EP called "Terug naar de kern" in 2007.

Kraantje Pappie

Kraantje Pappie
Kraantje Pappie zal begin 2014 zijn tweede studioalbum releasen. Het album is weer geproduceerd door Noisia/Nightwatch. Op het album zal een unieke eigen sound te horen zijn waarin Kraantje Pappie en Noisia geen concessies doen en helemaal de vrijheid nemen in het maken van muziek waar ze zelf volledig achter staan. De combinatie heeft al eerder bewezen een succes te zijn. Niet alleen op plaat maar ook live weten de producties te scoren met hun originaliteit, eigenzinnigheid en energie! Kraantje Pappie heeft met zijn eerste album 'Crane', en twee jaar lang touren langs vele festivals en clubs laten zien dat hij een artiest is die zich keer op keer weet te bewijzen en het publiek naar zijn hand weet te zetten.

Lefto

Lefto
Trots van de Belgische hiphopscene en nog steeds de beste hiphop party dj. Gaat met even groot gemak de laid back soul en funk toer op.

Nag

Nag
Nag

Spacekees

Spacekees
SpaceKees (real name Kees van den Assem) is a dutch MC. He's known for his collaboration with Terilekst with whom he formed the group Spacekees & Terilekst. In 2005 they released their album: "SpaceKees & Terilekst". He currently lives in a house in Amersfoort with another dutch MC, who goes by the name of Jiggy Djé. In 2008 SpaceKees came out with the mixtape: "Ren Nu Het Nog Kan" which was a warming up for his solo-album %"Meer Ruimte" (More Room).

Tokimonsta

Tokimonsta
Born and raised in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, TOKiMONSTA (Jennifer Lee) was an unfocused pupil of classical piano. However, she has come to use this background to understand and create vast soundscapes and textures through the usage of live instruments, percussion, digital manipulation, and dusty vinyl. Through the creation of beats, she is able to fuse the sounds of the past with her musical prowess into something avant garde all while preserving old school vibes.

Turk

Turk
Turk, who's real name is Önder Do Fan was born in Amsterdam-Noord. While he was still in his childhood, the family moved to Madrid, Istanbul and at last to Eindhoven. Back in the Netherlands he started writing his own raps, and joined "Militant Union" with who he participated at the Grote Prijs van Nederland. Later on he met SpaceKees in a coffeeshop, and they started recording. SpaceKees even asked Turk to join him and Jiggy Djé on stage as backup-MC. In 2008 his first EP was ready, entitled Turkse Pizza. This EP, produced by SirOJ, features raps from SpaceKees, Jiggy Djé, Heist Rockah, Willie wartaal en Vieze Fur. Later that year he released the Beondekijkuit mixtape and "De Kassier: Een Monnie Album" in 2009 where he's currently working on with FS Green. Next to his solo carreer, he started Bang Bros with Hoogvliet rapper Hef.

Willie Wartaal

Willie Wartaal
Jongens en meisjes, sletten en slettinnen: Willie Wartaal is de donkere jongen van De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig. Hij komt zo hard! Hij is ook het wiebelende konijntje bij aka the junkies.

Cartyeah & Friends

Cartyeah & Friends
Cartyeah & Friends

DJ COURTASOCK

DJ COURTASOCK
When around 1995 Grazzhoppa & Afterhours mixtapes came to his ears , a serious bug infected dj Courtasocks brain and he started to buy his first records and slowly gathering a set-up to scratch that terrible itch he was suddenly suffering from . Together with tallented friends he formed the Cloud 9 collective whom started doing Hip-Hop shows in close collaboraton with their Fab Fudge friends.In 2002 he was runnner up in the Benelux DMC battle . To fullfill his growing funkey needs Courtasock in 2002 started jammin' with the instrumental funkband 'Muzzle' then renamed 'The lightning Brothers' and in 2004 they recorded the ' Funk Explorer' E.P. It was in 2004 that Courtasock was part of the 6 dj expansion of Grazz' DJBigband . Courtasock was part of the 'Jazzalude' project,a funk/soul band Consisting of 13 musicians extracted from several groups . They released a 4 track E.P. called ' SoulStew' . In 2006 the 'Beatdrunx' project came to life in the form of an E.P. and an album produced by the One Cell Parasite ,the rhymes delivered by Rub and Acrid Cast and the turntable interventions operated by Courtasock . Dj Courtasock played a host of venues throughout the entire country occasionally teaming up with dj's on various styles like hip-hop,funk,reggae,latinbossagroove,jazz,breakbeat and a wholelot of weirdness. He's also constantly jammin' with people and working on several projects . One of them is the cut-up project 'Language is a virus' , a mix of beatpoetscratching and JazzSaxin' with Nicolas Kummert . Thru a stint at the Cameleon Festival he got involved with Campina Reggae a Belgian reggae band and is now vibin' along with Veston and the gang.They released the debut-album 'Vet en Verstaanbaar' on the Super!-label in april 2008. Currently djCourtasock is touring with the DJGrazzhoppa'sDJBigbands new creation 'Around the world in 80 beats' , working on the new albums with Beatdrunx and Campina Reggae and the' language is a virus' project with Nicolas Kummert. He's also working with some yougsta's on the workshopproject ' Stormdagen' wich will have a closing show end of may 2009.

N.A.S.A.

N.A.S.A.
Het Amerikaanse duo N.A.S.A. schonk ons het onvolprezen meesterwerkje The Spirit of Apollo. Dat is gebouwd op de fundamenten van Braziliaanse funk en heeft zowel Tom Waits, Kool Keith, David Byrne als Chuck D op de loonlijst staan. De heren gaan op tournee met Braziliaanse percussionisten, visuele acts, kunstinstallaties én dansers...

STICKS & RICO

STICKS & RICO
STICKS & RICO vormen 2/3 van de Nederlandse rapformatie Opgezwolle. Sticks brengt ijzersterke improvisatieraps, een aansprekend donker stemgeluid, een zwaar aangezette flow en solide teksten terwijl maatje Rico wordt beschouwd als een technisch superieure rapper.

TYPHOON

TYPHOON
TYPHOON won 5 jaar geleden reeds de Grote Prijs van Nederland in de categorie R&B-Hiphop. In 2007 brengt hij zijn debuutalbum Tussen Licht en Lucht uit, waaruit blijkt dat hij over een groot sociaal engagement beschikt, dat hij op meesterlijke wijze in zijn raps & rhymes verwerkt.

Solpher

Solpher
being a member of the late Molotov Souls, I started out with rapping at age 16. After a couple of years doing shows and making tracks, I started to focus on dj'ing other genres. I started out with drum 'n bass, but fell in love with dubstep after hearing Midnight Request Line by Skream. Right now, I'm doing shows on www.reload-radio.com , every tuesday from 7 till 9 CET, and battering soundsystems at parties. The tracks in the player are some old tunes, recorded for fun, so i'll keep them online for the nostalgia heads that know! Lately i've been spinning together with Goldorak.

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