Posts Tagged ‘producer’

Newham Generals – Like It or Not

September 27, 2010

Again, the Newham Generals smash it. ‘Like it or Not’ is the latest dubstep-infused tune to be released (in hood video format) from the forthcoming ‘Bag of Grease E.P.’ out on the 4th October. Produced by Skitz Beatz, Dee and Foots ride his rumbling basslines and epic stabs with deceptive ease, dropping lyrics fans may have first heard the duo spit on a recent DJ Cameo set.

Everyone hypes about this new generation coming through, and whilst there is definitely solid talent there, many can’t hold anything to the style, pattern and flair the Generals exhibit. Whilst there is an undeniably serious and violent undertone in most of their music, it is more often than not offset by a playful lyrical approach. If ever you see the New Gens perform live, there is always a smile or a tongue in cheek. Watch the below video to see what I mean.

It’s something I feel is lost on the younger generation of MC‘s who seemingly make it impossible to enjoy their music if you are in anything but an angry or aggressive mood. The hosting element is lost on them. Anyway, back to ‘Like it or Not’ – it’s a record that’s hard, danceable and unique to the UK. Big up Dee and Foots who relentlessly cook up new styles, sounds and patterns like it’s normal.

Good to see Kronik vybzing in the video too!

Kristian

J Beatz Shoot – May 2010

May 28, 2010

Big up J Beatz!

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Kristian

No Hats No Hoods Showcase – January 2010

February 1, 2010

No Hats No Hoods showcase @ Tim & Barry’s studio, featuring P Money, Blacks, Royal T, Magic, DJ JJ, Rude Kid, Hammer and the Don’t Watch That team.

Big up to all those involved! Set soon come!

For photos contact me on twitter @threefoldmedia

Kristian

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 15

December 15, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #15 – Singing Star for a Day Experience

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For those with a desire to hit the big time, it’s obvious that we all have to start somewhere. Well, with this thoughtful and unique gift, you get to play Simon Cowell and give someone the chance to hit a recording studio for a full 6 hour session and record around 5 songs (although according to the website, they have actually managed 11!)

Obviously the musician-to-be will need to be well rehearsed and ready to hit the ground running, as it were, but hey – 6 hours with professional sound engineers in a full studio? AND you get to do your own CD artwork too?! Awesome. This would also be a good opportunity for producer friends as well – I’m sure they wouldn’t mind someone tagging along just to ask a few questions of the staff…? Although don’t quote me on that, I’m not being held responsible if it all kicks off…

Now to start hitting up those A&R’s!

Available from buyagift.co.uk.

Now let me think…. what song would go well with this particular gift? Ahh, I know.

This wasn’t actually the first song I wanted to put up – but unfortunately thanks to draconian copyright laws I wasn’t able to use it. Thankfully, this one’s still a banger.

James