Faro feat R Deal – Visions

Introducing Faro… Although not a household name, Faro has been involved in the music industry for almost a decade and has experienced first hand its highs and the lows. He first rose to prominence in 2006 after being featured on the the Channel 4 programme ‘Chancers’ which led to Faro touring the USA and being mentored by Beyonce’s Father and manager Matthew Knowles. A few failed record deals later, Faro made the decision to quit music after the hugely impressive ‘The Reflection’ mixtape in 2010. However, a rejuvenated and exciting 2012 Manchester music scene has forced Faro back to the microphone. After a series of Grime freestyles this year, this track entitled ‘Visions’ sees Faro go back to his hip-hop roots alongside fellow Stage One member R Deal. Visions is a laid back Hip Hop produced by Omega which sees the two Manchester wordsmiths lay wear their heart on their sleeves and discuss their personal aspirations whilst addressing the problems in achieving the goals. The track is out for free download and the package includes a ‘Grimey House’ remix from rising producers Star One and acts as a prelude to the forthcoming collaborative EP ‘The Highs and Lows of a Beautiful Mind’ from Faro and Star One.

Twitter: @Capo_Kaje

Review by Josh Powell

K.I.N.E.T.I.K “The Kinesis Thesis Vol. 3” (Review)

As the sun starts to finally come out in the UK I’ve been looking for a next chilled out vibe to jam and bang, there it is! Yep, this is rapidly becoming one of my favourite releases of the year with a collection of nine tracks that really sooth the soul and cleanse the mind! Lyrically he is very intelligent and gets straight to the point and his microphone control is tight and precise. I really enjoyed this release. Go cop this and the other two volumes from his Bandcamp page.

Review by Josh Powell

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Big Dutty Deeze ‘The English Gentleman’ (Album Review)

This thirteen track collection of quality hip-hop from Midlands’s artist Big Dutty Deeze is well worth checking out if you like lyrical, hard hitting hip-hop with depth. Solid production with some killer beats from Rediculus from Chicago; ‘The English Gentleman’ is a quality independent digital release that you need to grab.

Ruste Juxx & Prome from the USA feature on the album, as does singer Wanda and scratch deejay Jabba Tha Kut, with all beats from Rediculus. The album has a strong structure and is something that will impress you. There are tracks on here that are original and done so well. I don’t want to say too much as I ‘don’t want to spoil the film’ lol, but seriously check for this.

A seriously amazing debut album from an artist who has so much to offer. Big things, very big indeed….

Full track-listing:

01 – The English Gentleman
02 – Time Is Wasting Feat. Wanda
03 – Never Understand Us Feat. Ruste Juxx & Prome
04 – Tomorrow Never Comes
05 – Fire
06 – This Is England
07 – Daydream
08 – Rediculus Bars Feat. Jabba Tha Kut
09 – Madman
10 – Hallelujah
11 – Ganja Anthem
12 – I Can’t Take It No More
13 – Life Of An Englishman

Follow @BigDuttyDeeze @Rediculus

Purchase now on iTunes UK

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Words: Josh Powell

Playgroup Festival @ Eridge Park 3rd – 5th August SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL…

For only 3500 guests, half way between Brighton and London in the ancient deer park of Eridge, the Lost Toys came out to play at the third annual PlaygroupFestival. Umbrella-twirling, moustache-twiddling, tweed-clad foxes tango with 50s pin-upgirls, toddlers in ladybird outfits sway behind yoga instructors in neon leotards, different beats pulsate from every direction, and the choice of entertainment is all-enveloping. Brighton Source (2011 review)

Go to http://www.playgroupfestival.com/ for more info…

Austerity Games: day of protest a success

Suzanne Beishon, Youth Fight for Jobs and Education London organiser said “Yesterday we showed that young people are prepared to fight. We held an event of around 100 young people who wanted to be part of the struggle for our futures. With events like the “race to the bottom”, “weightlifting with student debt” and “the housing high jump” we raised the issues confronting young people.

The event was held in order to launch our manifesto “a future for the 99%”. We were pointing to the contradiction that exists between the lavish games and the situation facing young people. The Olympics games have become little more than an extended corporate hospitality event, where companies are shown how much money they can make in this country. While we face unemployment, attacks on the right to an education and a housing crisis. Youth Fight for Jobs and Education protested yesterday to raise these issues and to say that we won’t pay for their crisis and we will fight for out futures.”

The Austerity Games will take place on Hackney Marshes, Homerton Road at 2PM on Monday 23rd August.

Youth Fight for Jobs was launched in 2009 in response to rising levels of youth unemployment. In November 2011 we completed the 330 mile Jarrow March for Jobs. We are backed by the Unite, PCS, RMT, CWU, UCU, Bectu and TSSA trade unions.

For more info see http://www.youthfightforjobs.com, email youthfightforjobs@gmail.com

Jungle Splash @ Brixton Jamm – Friday 3rd August

Jumpin Jack Frost . Brockie . Nicky Black Market
DJ Ron b2b SL . Uncle Dugs . Terry T
Potential Bad Boy . Hosts: Ragga Twins,
Moose, Junior Dangerous, Co Gee .
Live PA’s from: The Ragga Twins, Peter Bouncer
& The Queen Of Jungle Dub “Tremma T”

Splash Down Arena – (OldSkool / UKbass / Dubstep / Drum and Bass / Reggae/Dub Kinetic)

Tickets:- £7 early bird, £10 advance, £12 door http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=519793