Sunday, 19 March 2006


Ms Dynamite's mixtape project with brother Akala, 'A Little Darker', is nearing completion. Two tracks will be hitting vinyl this month with the CD following in April. Having had a sneak preview, we can reveal it will feature the siblings teaming up with pretty much everyone who's anyone in the underground scene - from R&B pretty boy Nathan to northern mic slinger Wariko... The Industry DVD is in shops now and for anyone looking to work in the game and even those already making a mark, it's essential viewing. Interviews include Ras Kwame, Kano, Wiley, Westwood and Channel U's Ricky Bleu. There's must see guides to tastemaking, manufacturing, promotion, distribution, accountancy, A&R tips, with not a stone left unturned (why didn't they speak to our ed though, Kilbourn's been in the biz longer than i've been breathing). A programme of school tours and forums are planned for this year so no better time to jump start your career... Demon has followed in Kano & Ghetto footsteps with a mixtape release. Demons World is out now. Other new mixtapes are also due from Scorcher, Ruff Sqwad, Doller Da Du$tman, Tinchy Stryder and Bashy... Happy Birthday to DMZ who celebrated their 1st Birthday in Brixton on March 4th. Their event has gone from strength to strength and is fact becoming a grid lock affair. Described by Radio 1's Mary-Anne Hobbs as 'raving how it used to be', it's one to be tried and tested. Check for more info and photo evidence... If you haven't seen Kidulthood yet, then where you been? The soundtrack is worth a note too, featuring some classics like Klashenkoff's 'Murdah', The Streets 'Stay Positive' and Root's Manuva 'Witness' alongside newer cuts from Wiley, Plan B, Akala and Sway.

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