In the very near future, Rediculus will unleash ‘In Response: Dee-Fi’ his latest independent studio album. But I don’t have to tell you that; you’ve already made a note on your calender on the strength of DJBooth.net-exclusive singles Point Em Out and Buy Me a Beer.
If you’re still not sold, well, you’re one tough customer, but the Windy City beatsmith has two more world premieres left to change your mind. The first, Times Are Tuff, finds the headliner crafting a tense, gritty, sampled backdrop for raw and uncompromising verses from EMS‘s Revalation.
Feeling it? More awaits on the aforementioned studio album, available soon. This is the 3rd single from Platformz new record label.
Click the links below to Stream/Download ‘Times Are Tuff’
Let us take this chance to introduce you to the soulful sounds of Tommy Oliver, a singer/song-writer who has been making noise on the underground live music circuit for the last year. Playing live up and down the country as a solo artist and as one fourth of the Birmingham based crew No Ego, Tommy Oliver has shared stages with numerous well respected UK urban artists. Tommy Oliver has a special talent that has seen him perform at acoustic nights, hip-hop events as well as soul/r&b jams too! Here is a singer who has the passion and the focus to really do big things this year, so our advise would be to get up on the talent that is Tommy Oliver.
Recently he released his debut EP, ‘Champagne Nights’ a six track EP that was released to show the diversity in styles that this talented artist can deliver. The title track features No Ego emcee Plain And Simple as well as K-NiNE and kicks the EP off well, before getting a superb acoustic version of ‘Selfish’. Tommy Oliver shows us his deeper side of his style with ‘Circles’ and shows some artistic attitude on ‘Own Damn Man’, before getting ‘Hometown’ a track that pays homage to his demographic and features No Ego emcee Didge. The EP is rounded off by the superb video track ‘Dreams’ featuring Midlands heavyweights Jae Sosa and Soloman Gehazi.
With work already started on his next project and a string of live dates already planned, 2015 is going to be one seriously busy year for Tommy Oliver and his crew No Ego, don’t say we didn’t warn you…
Tommy Oliver ‘Dream’s Feat. Jae Sosa & Soloman Gehazi #Video
Tommy Oliver – Champagne Nights EP (Track-list):
1. Champagne Nights Feat. Plain And Simple & K-NiNE
2. Selfish (Acoustic Version)
4. Own Damn Man
5. Hometown Feat. Didge
6. Dreams Feat. Jae Sosa & Soloman Gehazi
After a pretty impressive 2014 High Focus Records seem to be continuing the pace in to the new year, and their latest release comes courtesy of new signing Onoe Caponoe, with his latest album ‘Voices From Planet Cattele’.
For those unfamiliar with Onoe and his, shall we say, different approach to the music…. ‘Onoe Caponoe, the Lord Catpissdelic myth is a earthly being possessed by the ghost of Jim Willow the Wizard. A Funkadelic sperm from the sexual organs of the 169 world Onoe Caponoe uses alien technology to record vocal crystals telepathically transmitted by his thoughts’ according to his press release!
This may give you an idea of the vibe that Onoe brings to his music, wildly imaginative, vivid imagery coupled with a tounge in cheek humour and Brothers Grimm style stories.
Entirely produced by Chemo, widely regarded as one of the best producers in the UK, the album owes as much to the psychedelic rock of the 60s and 70s, (with its tales of heroes, dragons, elves and other LSD inspired madness) as it does to Hip Hop. Onoe creates whole worlds, populated by his strange characters, and draws you in to them, all the while keeping one foot (or possibly just one toe) in the real world which he also inhabits (a prime example of this is the simple story of a weed dealer not showing up, ‘Disappearing Jakob’).
The album is best consumed with an open mind and some kind of intoxicating substance, and is suitable for summer days blazing in the garden or 4am post rave twistedness. Its hard to pick favourite tracks as the album works best when enjoyed as a whole, but ‘Goth Bitches’ featuring Jhest is one of the more coherent stand alone tracks, along with the first single ‘Space Bitches’
A truly unique artist who does exactly as he pleases, I am looking forward to seeing the progression of Onoe Caponoe, and what he can achieve with the High Focus camp.
Onoe Caponoe – Voices From Planet Cattele (Album Snippets)
Onoe Caponoe – ‘Voices From Planet Cattele’ drops January 28th and is available to Pre-order now from
HF TV – Onoe Caponoe – ‘JELLYFISH GURL’ (EXCLUSIVE BARS)
Onoe Caponoe – Space Bitches (Prod. Chemo) [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Catch Onoe Caponoe on tour February 2015:
February 3 – Thekla, Bristol – Tickets: http://bit.ly/1BD9tk3
February 4 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham – Tickets: http://bit.ly/1KoCtzP
February 5 – Concorde 2, Brighton – Tickets: http://bit.ly/1AJEFOr
February 6 – IXIV Nine Four, Manchester – Tickets: http://bit.ly/1s8lWKD
February 7 – The Faversham, Leeds – Tickets: http://bit.ly/1xJn8VG
Dun, dun, duuuuun. Yes you lucky lot, it’s finally here. The Hip Hop Life and Times Podcast has returned for a second go around. To educate you all on the ills of your life, explain the real reasons behind why your mum is disappointed in your career choice, and why leaving negative comments on Youtube videos makes you look like a right tuna melt.
As well as all that we review recent albums from Twizzy, Shakezpeare, Jam Baxter and Big Dutty Deeze, and play you a few of their tracks as well as a few extras from Ruthless, Bambu and Atmosphere for good measure.
This being our first proper go at getting the podcast back up to a regular routine of episodes, things aren’t polished and squeaky clean for this pilot. Unfortunately the sound isn’t as loud as it should be, but that’ll be sorted out on the forthcoming podcasts. Aside from that, we hope that you enjoy this and with any luck we’ll be back to you in about two weeks, with better sound, more music, interviews, news and all that good stuff that makes you all so happy. So happy mate. Now get out of bed, there’s coffee that needs drinking.
eMCee ‘Underground Jam Sessions’
Friday 6th Feb 2015 – 7:00pm
Bar Suave, 181 Spon St, Coventry, CV1 3BB
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eMCee was born early in 2014 which went live for the first time ever on Thursday 5th May 2014 on Coventry’s famous Spon Street with no expectation what so ever also with no solid thought or idea how it would turn out.. With a collection of hand carried and half borrowed equipment, a status was put up on local groups on various social feeds. No posters or flyers and at no cost , a new Underground night came alive.
eMCee is still proudly a growing night for Coventry with new talent from across the UK still eager to take part at this full Open Stage Underground Jam Session, full access to all equipment on the night to use as you wish to promote the music you love.. Just keep it real and from the street. Keep it fresh to impress the crowd, show them what it takes to me a real eMCee.. Its not just how cool you look holding the Mic, hell no… An eMCee needs to connect with the crowd in such a way that cant be taught but only advised.. Whether you Beat-Box, Dancer, DJ or Mr killer Mic. It is the energy you bring to the stage what will give you the connection you search for.. When you can control the crowd to your every need, you will have found your eMCee.
The first event of the year we will start as we mean to go on and showcase a full night of extreme artists for you to enjoy..
Live performances from..
Shakezpeare / Novar (FLIP)
Big Rizby / Trademark Blud
Flowlosopha / Eastwood
NY / Jinka Jinx / GodsChild
Alex-is / Tommy Oliver / Bryon
Live DJ sets from:
Tricksta / Scratchers-Delight
DJ Fury / SAGAN / Phaze81
Merchandise for sale and CD give-a-ways
Food also available on the night.
Entry Price: £2 B4 8pm / £3 After / No Entry Afer Middnight
Minimum Age 16 / Under 18 must be accompanied by parents.
For more information about this event visit:
For more information about Straight Barrin contact David Ferguson:
Conscious Route has come together with DJ Pryzmat to bring you the ‘Flashback E.P’. These artists first joined forces back in 2012 with a brief collaboration on DJ Pryzmat’s compilation CD. The 6-track Flashback E.P. is filled with a mix of current and classic 90’s style hip-hop bound together with conscious flows and crisp breaks. The beats were created mainly on MPC to keep the raw edge alongside the synth-lines and samples which have become a strong signature of DJ Pryzmat’s sound.
DJ Pryzmat & Conscious Route – Flashback #Video
DJ Pryzmat & Conscious Route – The Flashback EP (Track-list):
1. I Begin
2. Future Is Kosher
3. We All Got Needs Feat. Inez Yeshe
5. Feel Free
6. Ghost City Feat. Sean El & One Oz