Jack Da Union


Hailing from Slough, Jack Da Union is set to create his own legacy, finally putting aside his ‘roadside’ antics to fulfil his true potential as an artist. ack is commonly known for his Channel AKA smash ‘Hood Tactics’. Even though Jack had no previous promotion, ‘Hood Tactics’ reached Number 1 in their Official chart. ‘Hood Tactics’ was then followed by ‘Run’ which produced similar results, peaking at number 3 in The Channel AKA official chart. Off the success of these singles, Jack released a self-titled Mixtape on Diceros Records, which is co-runs with producer/friend Jon-Con. Without the aid of distributors, PR companies or management, Jack and Diceros Records have managed to amass a worldwide following, with over 20,000 fans on Myspace, and are selling the Mixtape internationally, on iTunes, Amazon and other multinational music stores. Jack has achieved this feat by the use of his unique vocal tone, natural instinctive flow, and clever use of metaphors and similes. Jack is proud to wear the badge of an underground street artist with overground appeal. He says, the direction he goes when writing a track, is set by the ambiance and varied production of his childhood friend and producer Jon-Con. Jack and Jon are set to compete with the top artists either side of the Atlantic, with their own unique twist.

Their latest venture sees them opening the door for other artists in their locale with a Mixtape called The Redkoatz Mixtape Vol.1 ‘Jus Wrappin’ is paving the way for a plethora of videos to promote this project. Jack has already completed his second individual outing which is going to be titled ‘Redkoated’ and will be out Autumn 2010. Jack believes success is an eventuality.

01 – Just Wrappin
02 – Turton Way
03 – Nicol Ass Feat R-Mani
04 – Pringlez Feat J-Scru, Supremo & Marga
05 – Ice Ring Feat J-Scru, Yul Brenner & Supremo
06 – Roll Out Feat Supremo & J-Scru
07 – Jelli Niggas Feat Yul Brenner & J-Scru
08 – Be Easy Feat Yul Brenner & Marga
09 – No Scouting Feat Yul Brenner & Marga
10 – Montem Middle Feat Yul Brenner & Supremo
11 – Murco Feat Yul Brenner, Supremo & Marga
12 – Sampler

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The album “JACK DA UNION” is available on iTunes and Amazon

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LATE – From The Vaults


UK Rapper LATE first exploded onto the UK Rap scene in 1999 as the main rapper in the crew Villains & Wolftown Committee. He then released a string of solo CD’s including his nine track debut EP ‘International Rhyme Spittin’, his debut mixtape ‘The Villainous One’ in 2005, ‘Englishman In New York’ a mixtape with American DJ Cashis Kay in 2006, ‘Extended Family – The CEO’s Edition’ with New York rapper Geolani, ‘Two Thousand And LATE’ mixtape in 2008 and debut his album ‘Below Street Level’ which featured the likes of Willie D (Geto Boys), JT The Bigga Figga and K-Rino in 2009. More recently in May he dropped his brand new album ‘UK Rapscallion’ which featured a string of well-respected UK artist such as Genesis Elijah, Supar Novar, Tuberculosis, Iron Braydz, Serocee, K9, Jai Boo and Wolftown Recording’s latest signing Manny Moscow, amongst others. ‘From The Vaults’ is a collection of all of LATE’s best underground outings. As an artist he has featured on over 250 mixtapes and releases in his ten year career, and what Wolftown Recordings have done here is pick the cream of the crop and re-mastered those classic moments for a brand new digital release. This release really does pay homage to one of the UK’s most consistent rappers.

01 – LATE – Grimey (Produced by Tricksta) 3.27
02 – LATE – I Spit The Truth (Produced by LATE) 4.48
03 – LATE Feat K-RINO – I’m A Saint, I’m A Sinner’ (Juttla Remix) 4.39
04 – LATE – You’ll Never Be Me (Produced by Tricksta) 3.40
05 – LATE FEAT D.A – Big Mans (Produced by Jay-Are & Tricksta) 3.48
06 – LATE FEAT LIL TEC & LIL DVS – Up & Down (Produced by Tricksta) 4.33
07 – LATE – UK Hustlers (Produced by Tricksta) 3.52
08 – LATE – Doing It Big, Big (Produced by Tricksta) 4.03
09 – LATE – Which Manor R U From (Produced by LATE & Juttla) 4.12
10 – LATE FEAT BRICK SAAVY, JAI BOO & GARCIA – My Manor, Your Hood (Produced by Tricksta) 3.47
11 – LATE FEAT SOUTHERN BOI, DRASTIK, BAIL, DAT BOY POLLO – Wreckless (Produced by Tricksta) 4.21
12 – LATE – Musical Mindstate (Produced by Juttla) 3.37
13 – LATE FEAT JAI BOO – Worldwide Grind (Produced by Tricksta) 3.28
14 – LATE FEAT MIAMI MAC & JAI BOO – Who You Fucking With (Produced by Tricksta) 5.53

Available now from iTunes

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/from-the-vaults/id381408246

Also available from…

http://thehiphopvillage.com/DigitalProduct.aspx?rid=36&fid=12&brid=5

http://www.play.com/Music/MP3-Download-Album/4-/15790336/From-The-Vaults/Product.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/From-The-Vaults/dp/B003VDJHWU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1278935122&sr=8-1

Iron Braydz – Devil May Cry


Here is two excellent new videos both taken from the critically acclaimed project ‘Devil May Cry’. IRON BRAYDZ is out here to stake his claim in the Hip Hop Community and is already being hailed as one of the UK’s foremost MC’s & Producers (IronChrome pro.) Iron Braydz has supported the likes of IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, WU TANG CLAN & the legendary PUBLIC ENEMY and is blowing up the spot here in the UK as well as making waves in the US. Iron Braydz raps on socio-political, religious & lifestyle issues faced by many of today’s young and old alike.

Big Si – Life and Music

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With a barrage of UK acts turning from Grime and Hip-Hop to Pop and Urban, it’s hard sometimes to think what is happening to our homegrown Hip-Hop scene. Then every once in a while comes something that restores your faith. That release has arrived in the form of this great collaboration project from Huddersfield based producer Miss Tofelees and North Wales rapper Big Si. After impressing the underground UK scene with their ‘Life and Music EP’ at the start of the year the dynamic duo are now back with Part Two. ‘Life and Music 2 EP’ features the amazing vocal talents of Belinda Hards of Knew Jeruslum who are part of DTTS a Hip-Hop collective from West Yorkshire who where nominated for ‘Best Hip-Hop Act’ at the Indie Hip-Hop Awards in 2008. The EP also features Slip Capone of the Dogg Pound who has also worked with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. This is real Hip-Hop at its best and to make it even better it’s totally FREE! This is available to download now, so please waste no time in clicking this link and getting it straight onto your iPod!

Also please make sure you check out part one ‘Life and Music EP’

01. Life & Music
02. Up’s & Downs (Feat. Belinda Hards)
03. HipHop Aint Dead (Feat. Slip Capone)
04. Hardtimes
05. My Best Friend

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D.Gritty – Real Talk

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Official video to ‘Real Talk’ by D.Gritty (formerly Humurak D. Gritty). This quality track is produced by First Aid and was filmed in the summer of 2009 in Cardiff. The music video was directed by James Knott for Baby Knotted Films and the track is taken from D.Gritty’s forthcoming debut album.

LATE – From The Vaults

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UK Rapper LATE first exploded onto the UK Rap scene in 1999 as the main rapper in the crew Villains & Wolftown Committee. He then released a string of solo CD’s including his nine track debut EP ‘International Rhyme Spittin’, his debut mixtape ‘The Villainous One’ in 2005, ‘Englishman In New York’ a mixtape with American DJ Cashis Kay in 2006, ‘Extended Family – The CEO’s Edition’ with New York rapper Geolani, ‘Two Thousand And LATE’ mixtape in 2008 and debut his album ‘Below Street Level’ which featured the likes of Willie D (Geto Boys), JT The Bigga Figga and K-Rino in 2009. More recently in May he dropped his brand new album ‘UK Rapscallion’ which featured a string of well-respected UK artist such as Genesis Elijah, Supar Novar, Tuberculosis, Iron Braydz, Serocee, K9, Jai Boo and Wolftown Recording’s latest signing Manny Moscow, amongst others. ‘From The Vaults’ is a collection of all of LATE’s best underground outings. As an artist he has featured on over 250 mixtapes and releases in his ten year career, and what Wolftown Recordings have done here is pick the cream of the crop and re-mastered those classic moments for a brand new digital release. This release really does pay homage to one of the UK’s most consistent rappers.

01 – LATE – Grimey (Produced by Tricksta) 3.27
02 – LATE – I Spit The Truth (Produced by LATE) 4.48
03 – LATE Feat K-RINO – I’m A Saint, I’m A Sinner’ (Juttla Remix) 4.39
04 – LATE – You’ll Never Be Me (Produced by Tricksta) 3.40
05 – LATE FEAT D.A – Big Mans (Produced by Jay-Are & Tricksta) 3.48
06 – LATE FEAT LIL TEC & LIL DVS – Up & Down (Produced by Tricksta) 4.33
07 – LATE – UK Hustlers (Produced by Tricksta) 3.52
08 – LATE – Doing It Big, Big (Produced by Tricksta) 4.03
09 – LATE – Which Manor R U From (Produced by LATE & Juttla) 4.12
10 – LATE FEAT BRICK SAAVY, JAI BOO & GARCIA – My Manor, Your Hood (Produced by Tricksta) 3.47
11 – LATE FEAT SOUTHERN BOI, DRASTIK, BAIL, DAT BOY POLLO – Wreckless (Produced by Tricksta) 4.21
12 – LATE – Musical Mindstate (Produced by Juttla) 3.37
13 – LATE FEAT JAI BOO – Worldwide Grind (Produced by Tricksta) 3.28
14 – LATE FEAT MIAMI MAC & JAI BOO – Who You Fucking With (Produced by Tricksta) 5.53

Available now from iTunes

DJ Ames 2010 Nominations

DJ Ames

What ever the style of Hip-Hop you like or regardless of it origin, it you like quality Hip-Hop & Urban music you probably own a DJ Ames downloaded mixtape. If not then you need to check yourself and give yourself a slap for being so out of the game! DJ Ames has dropped more mixtapes than most rappers have dropped bars and it looks like people are standing up and taking notice!

DJ Ames has been nominated for a few awards and would really appreciate your support if possible

He is nominated at the UMA’s (Underground Music Awards) in the “DJ Of The Year” Category.

He is also nominated at the IDJ Awards in two different categories “International DJ” and “Hustler DJ”.

Don’t forget you can get the entire extensive DJ Ames catalogue.

D.Gritty – Real Talk

Here is the official video to ‘Real Talk’ by D.Gritty (formerly Humurak. D. Gritty). This quality track is produced by First Aid and was filmed in the summer of 2009 in Cardiff. The music video was directed by James Knott for Baby Knotted Films and the track is taken from D.Gritty’s forthcoming debut LP.

Stealf


What inspired you to become a music producer?
I started off as a DJ, and I was using my decks a lot for remixing stuff. This got me interested in how the music works and whats involved in making tracks, so I went out and got a little Boss SP505 sampler, and within 5 minutes of playing around with that I was hooked.

When did you release your first song?
My first official release was a remix I did on an EP Dap C did with Lil Wayne. He asked me to remix a track called Bang Bang Bang, and it made it on the release.

What have you released to date?
I have 2 instrumental EP’s. I’ve started making these little 4 track EP’s that sample movie soundtracks, so there’s one out called The Instrumental Affair, which samples The Thomas Crown Affair and the other is District 9. I also have some of my work on three mixtapes from UK artist Marvelous, as well as my mixtape with DJ Ames.


What’s the music scene like where you live?

I’ve recently moved here, and there’s not much of a hip hop scene really. I used to live in Reading and that has a better urban music scene. Not just musically either, there are more shops in Reading that cater to an urban culture. Basingstoke really needs to some good club nights and DJ’s. There could be a good urban scene here if it was done right.

Tell people about your latest release and where people can buy it on-line?
My latest release is a collabo between myself and DJ Ames. He runs a series of mixtapes called International Hustle – Producers Edition. He’s had producers like Nottz, Sev and LT-moe invloved and for volume 6, he came to me. So it’s entirely produced by myself and it’s got artists on there like Lil Wayne, Dap C, Skinnyman, Jim Jones, The Game, Joe Budden, Kid Rad, Geejay and loads more. It’s also got exclusive tracks like the one I did with G Unit/Infamous artist 40 Glocc. You can download it for free from http://www.multiupload.com/MU_U8L8H74RC1

How long did it take to make your last project?
It was a collection of tracks that I had either from older releases or material that was new and ready to drop. It took about 3 weeks to get together and make sure everything was right I guess. A lot of the tracks needed remixing and tidying up though because though I knew I could make them sound better. My album is taking a lot longer though lol.


Any plans to work with any overseas artists?

I’ve already worked with a number of big US artists like 40 Glocc, The Game and Jadakiss, and I’m really keen to work with some more. THere’s a chance I may get a track from Papoose for my album too which would be pretty cool. The language barrier maybe a problem, but I would love to work with some French rappers like Ali too

What would your dream collaboration be?
I would’ve loved to have worked with Michael Jackson. That would have really been a highlight in my life. I would love to do a track with Rakim or KRS too. I wouldn’t mind getting my Mark Ronson on, and working with someone like Lily Allen aswell.

Have you got any footage on YouTube?
I have a few lil promo videos on there. Check out:

Kid Rad – Money, Gwop, Paper

Marvelous – Tour Chick

Marvelous – This Is My Life (Vlad TV)

Dap C feat. Phil Ashmore – Never Look Back (Vlad TV)

What do you do to relax?
I play way too much Xbox, especially Call Of Duty. I love getting to the F1 season. Gonna be backing my boy Lewis. I like to go shopping for vinyl too, getting more sample resources. Oh and shopping for kicks. I got about 60 pairs of rare trainers, that can be an expensive addiction

What’s your favourite radio station?
I don’t really listen to much UK radio to be honest. I get Hot 97 on my iPhone and online, so I listen to that a lot. 1Xtra gets tuned in to every now and then, but the trouble I find with most radio stations that claim to be playing “real hip hop” end up playing the watered down commercial stuff, and I aint really in to that too much.


Before you go give us your website and MySpace address.

You can get at me at http://www.stealftheproducer.com