Monday, 27 July 2009

Meleka - Go (Official Video)

My tune of the month in next issue of Mixmag

Friday, 24 July 2009

Knife Crime // Carrot Shank

Big up Ted Mayhem on this one...

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Going Green

Catch me & Collins playing at Professor Green's launch party tomorrow, at 8pm. Also putting in appearances are Shortee Blitz, Rinse, Skream and Green himself. £6 all night. Free if you're on my guestlist... which you're probably not.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Maverick Sabre- Hush A Bye Baby

If I had a label I'd sign this guy right now.

Maverick Sabre- I need/Something good

Another one from this weekends United Underground

Maverick Sabre- They found him a gun

Definitely one of the show stealers, absolutely amazing. Thanks Mr Sabre!

Mpho Skeef "Box N Locks" acoustic performance

MPHO's single is out today, PLEASE support and buy the single! She's currently busking in Brixton, running down there in a second

Afrikan Boy performing at United Underground.

Bashy performing @ United Underground

Saturday, 18 July 2009

On The Scene - United Underground

Full version of today's londonpaper column. I had to cut it down, but if you're up for some edutainment tomorrow, United Underground is us.

On The Scene
Chantelle Fiddy

Activism isn’t just about protesting or waving a banner, believe it or not music and clubbing can play a role too. Demonstrating this is United Underground, a new event launching on Saturday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH), Southbank Centre.

A partnership between Riz Ahmed (the award winning actor and MC), Ctrl.Alt.Shift (an experimental initiative for young adults who want to tackle global injustice), British Underground (an arts development agency) and Southbank Centre, United Underground is using music, film and art to highlight different ways of becoming an activist.

“I wanted to put on something that brings in a crowd who might not normally go there, and inject the amazing spaces with a fresh underground energy - we're storming the gates and changing the furniture around a bit so everyone feels like they can live here…” explains Ahmed. “The event is about re-connecting music, and other arts forms to activism in a way that is bold and doesn't feel stale or swept under the carpet.”

The event, which kicks off at 5pm, will also be the first club party to be held on the roof of the Southbank. Acoustic sessions from soon-to-be-massive acts including MPHO, Jamie Woon, Maverick Sabre, Gabriel Prokofiev and Theoretical Girl, will be broken up with talks from people who get active in their own unique ways. Speakers on the line-up range from film directors Peter Kosminsky and Noel Clarke, to Iran's Twitter demonstrators and war torn Baghdad’s gay rights activists.

“We've got a stellar lineup of some of the biggest acts around who have all waived their performance fee because they believe in the idea of a party that aims to get people thinking and active. Ultimately this is a conscious rave and festival wrapped up as a rooftop party - but still at a credit crunch beating £5 a ticket.”

For those who don’t like too much fresh air, inside the QEH club promoters Man Make Music, Dirty Canvas and Urban Nerds are coming together to showcase the best of what they bring to the London dance scene, with talent including Afrikan Boy, Bashy, Ice Kid, Lowkey, True Tiger, DJ Djinn and many more putting in appearances. Also ready to keep you occupied are the Craftivists who will teach you how to stitch and sew your own activism materials. Film buffs can also watch climate change flick The Age of Stupid, Rendition and a series of shorts from Ctrl.Alt.Shift and Film London while they’ll be a live fanzine being created for revellers to take away on the night - anyone can get involved by simply twittering, taking a picture on their mobile or dropping a review of a DJ set to the news desk on the night.

With the evenings proceedings rounding off at 11pm, if you’re looking for an afterparty, join the Super Furry Animals Freak Out, an all night acid warehouse party hosted by the band themselves. The Furries will be returning to Corsica Studios, Elephant Road, SE17, straight after their Somerset House show with mates Cherrystones, Andy Votel and Pete Fowler. Tickets are £10 on the door. Finishing at 6am it makes for an epic finale.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Too Many Weave (Official Comedy remix)

Jason Lewis is the daddy!

Wiley and Wrigley - She Likes (remix) behind the scenes trailer

Wiley just sent me a verse for The Streets 'Swine Flu' too... watch this space for that coming soon...

The Nextmen feat Ms Dynamite and Andy Cato - Lion's Den (Official Video)

Hattie Collins put me onto this... apparently she's giving away loadsa tunes at too. I like this alot but still waiting for something to beat Ramp.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Marsha Ambrosius EXCLUSIVE Interview 2009

Bless Beats feat. Wiley & Charlie Brown - The Rain (official video)

When Bless first showed me the treatment for this video I wasn't sure they'd pull off the subliminal's (watch and you'll see what I'm talking about), but it's NANG. Good luck on this one boys. Ps I've clocked the whistle thing you've added to the tune...

Saturday, 11 July 2009

P-Square - Do Me

Shout out all those who know about this tune... Shout outs to Mrs Adenuga on this.

Giggs feat. The Streets 'Slow Songs' (Official video)

It's here...

Thursday, 9 July 2009

United Underground!


A rooftop party at the Southbank Centre.

Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre / Saturday 18th July 2009, 5pm – 11pm
£5 all day.

Southbank Centre Ticket Office 0871 663 2538

Music plus activism.

You don’t have to leave London for a summer festival experience. Across the spaces of Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall - including the re-opening of the roof as a venue space - hosted by Ctrl.Alt.Shift, British Underground, Southbank Centre and actor and musician Riz Ahmed/ Riz MC, United Underground is a unique mix of cutting-edge street culture, music, artwork, fanzines and film set against a backdrop of new-school activism.

The event has been specifically created to promote active engagement with new music and its potential as a catalyst for change.

What’s happening where?
On The Roof will be some of London’s hotly tipped live acts, and best-loved underground club nights. We will also present an impressive lineup of speakers from across the cultural and campaigning spectrum, talking activism and their way of doing it – from film director Peter Kosminsky, gay rights campaigners from Baghdad, to Plane Stupid.

The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall will showcase a buzzing lineup of new short film talent gathered by Film London talent spotters, plus feature films from Andy Serkis and Eran Creevey in the Purcell Room. Also in the Front Room, Ctrl.Alt.Shift will be putting together a fanzine, in real time, documenting the night - with contributions from punters (pics taken on your phone, blogs, poetry) as well as pre-sourced contributions from activists and artists.

This is a not-for-profit event. The idea is to showcase creative talent, throw an eclectic party, and encourage participation in fresh ways.

Confirmed acts include:
Plan B
Theoretical Girl
Get Cape Wear Cape Fly
Afrikan Boy
Professor Green
Dirty Canvas ft. Ice Kid
Urban Nerds ft Illaman, Rattus Rattus, Klose One
Speakers Corner ft. Lowkey, Shortman
Gabriel Prokofiev
The Official Secrets Act
Maverick Sabre
Nathan Flutebox Lee
Jamie Woon
True Tiger
Dj Djinn
Aruba Red

Original event artwork by Sarah Maple

Confirmed Speakers discussing why they bother, and how:

Noel Clarke
Box office topping, BAFTA rising star and writer/ director of Kidulthood and Adulthood

Reprieve uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. Their current ZerodB campaign opposes the use of music as torture.

Peter Kosminsky
Acclaimed multi award winning film director and self confessed political trouble-maker.

Ali Alizadeh
Speaking about Iran’s protests and the opportunity and limits of new media in direct action.

London 4 London
A brave city wide initiative where all clubbers donate £1 to charity on October 3rd – the founders talk about how they’re taking action.

London Coalition Against Poverty
Mixing case work with direct action and fighting for the housing rights of London’s poor.

Ali Hili
The Chair of Iraqi LGBT discusses the challenges and dangers of gay rights activism in Baghdad’s warzone

Tom Dale
He was a human shield in Gaza and witnesses the killing of his friends, now he organises exploited call centre workers into unions.

Films curated by Mia Bays, Film London
Including holy tipped short films, music videos from up coming talent, and feature films RENDITION, and THE AGE OF STUPID. Plus shorts from Ctrl.Alt.Shift.

British Underground British Underground is an arts development agency that champions and promotes UK music abroad.

Riz Ahmed aka Riz MC is an actor (Road to Guantanamo, Britz, Dead Set, Shifty), and a musician (Post 9/11 Blues, People Like People, Radar) who has played Glastonbury, Meltdown Festival, BBC Electric Proms, topped underground music charts and enjoyed extensive Radio1 airplay.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift is an experimental initiative engaging a new generation of activists for social justice and global change.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain.


Met Jason last night. His Giggs impression killlllled it!

RWD Tribute to Michael Jackson

I'm not lying when I say I've NEVER seen Hattie Collins look this good...

Dynamotv11 - Glasto and more!

Tinchy Stryder get's tricked nicely.

Marsha Ambrosius performs "Say Yes" live at Jazz Cafe, London (July 2009)

This woman makes me cry. One of the best vocalists EVER.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Giggs feat. The Streets - Slow Songs (behind the scenes)

My second collabo with Sb-TV and RWD TV, got so much love for my brothers Sb and Luke Gingerkid...

Writing On The Wall, 18th July...

The pre-event to United Underground, organised by Mr Dwain Lucktung, featuring the likes of Remi Rough, Wayne Chisnall and Pure Evil, letting loose on corruption. Art, art and more art. And all for freeeeee.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Riz MC - Sour Times

As Riz said to me: "thought it appropriate to up on 7/7..."

In memory of all those who passed away... and all those who lost loved ones.

Monday, 6 July 2009

New SuperSuper out now!

Check the piece I did on my main man Jody McIntyre...

Friday, 3 July 2009