Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Tuesday, 30 March 2010
Friday, 26 March 2010
Get Well Guru!
Words I Manifest
from Gang Starr's album "No More More Mr Nice Guy" (1989)
Just To Get A Rep
Who`s Gonna Take The Weight
Step in the Arena
from Gang Starr's album "Step In The Arena" (1991)
from Spike Lee's "Mo Better Blues" Soundtrack (1992)
Take It Personal
DWYCK feat. Nice & Smooth
B Side to "Take It Personal" single, also on Gang Starr's 1994 "Hard To Earn"
Ex Girl to Next Girl
from Gang Starr's "Daily Operation" (1992)
Code Of The Streets
Suckas Need Bodyguards
from Gang Starr's "Hard To Earn" (1994)
You Know My Steez
Militia feat. Big Shug & Freddy Foxxx
Royalty feat Ki-Ci & Jo-Jo
from Gang Starr's album "Moment Of Truth" (1998)
Discipline feat. Total
from Gang Starr's "Full Clip: A Decade Of Gang Starr" (1999)
Rite Where U Stand feat. Jadakiss
Nice Girl Wrong Place feat. Big Boy
from Gang Starr's "The Ownerz" (2003)
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Saturday, 20 March 2010
106 High St,
Friday, 19 March 2010
Friday, 12 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Friday, 5 March 2010
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
On Friday 5th March Fabrika in Leicester will host Special – a club night not to miss. Special @ Fabrika is the culmination of CDR East Midlands, a two-year Arts Council-funded project that has set out to discover and bring together the very best digital music talent across the Derby, Nottingham and Leicester.
Not only a night of celebration, live performance and just great music, Special @ Fabrika will be the biggest, one-off gathering of all the DJs and digital music makers involved in CDR from across the East Midlands. More than 15 DJs and live performers have already been confirmed to play.
So, you’re an aspiring DJ and digital music maker. Your work is good, but how do you get it played in a club when you’re still unknown? It’s a dilemma faced by many talented and enthusiastic would-be DJs and producers in the East Midlands, and it’s one that CDR, aimed to tackle.
Over the past two years CDR East Midlands has held club night in venues such as Sophbeck in Leicester, QUAD in Derby, and Muse in Nottingham. Aspiring DJs have been able to bring their own tracks burnt onto CDs down to have them played out in a club environment. For many music makers, previously confined to their own bedroom studios – CDR has been the first time their music has been heard by an audience.
The CDR concept was developed by burntprogress at London’s Plastic People club, twice nominated for ‘Best Club’ in Radio 1’s Worldwide Awards. The East Midlands is the first UK area to pilot the project outside London.
The project has unearthed a whole host of local talent, with many of that talent going on to collaborate and make its mark nationally:
Nottingham DJ Danny Berman aka Red Rack’em is well known for his recent wonky disco/boogie/Detroit house output as Hot Coins, and he had his recent set at the 2009 Worldwide Awards alongside Jazzanova and Laurent Garnier broadcast on Radio 1. His most vocal supporter, Radio 1’s Gilles Peterson, described Rack’em as ‘not being able to put a foot wrong right now’.
Danny says: ”CDR creates a network for local producers to meet and it makes you raise your game because if you come down and somebody else’s track is amazing, it makes you improve.”
He is not the only local success story to be involved with CDR. Leicester’s Psykhomantus has been amazing the crowds with his ability to manipulate classic records and produce fresh new compositions. Derby’s Si Tew, also known as Glitch n Groove – famous for their old school jungle, drum ‘n’ bass and breaks – have been enjoying great success at local club nights and are close to the release of their first collective EP: Powerpack.
Gavin Alexander, Co-director of burntprogress the creative agency that runs CDR, says: “The last two years have shown what an incredible amount of DJ and digital music talent there is in the East Midlands. Special @ Fabrika is going to showcase and celebrate that. It’ll be a really exciting and fun night and we’re hoping it will encourage DJs in the area to pick up what we’ve started and carry it on for the future.”
Gang Starr's Guru Undergoes Successful Surgery
Rapper's partner DJ Premier tweets, 'Keep sending him love,' after rapper reportedly suffered heart attack.
By Gil Kaufman, with additional reporting by Jayson Rodriguez
Gang Starr MC Guru underwent successful surgery on Monday after suffering aheart attack over the weekend, according to the manager of DJ Premier, Guru's partner in the long-running hip-hop outfit.
An unnamed source told AllHipHop.com that the rapper was doing "fine" and is expected to make a full recovery. "Guru is alive and recovering from his surgery. Doctors are expecting a full recovery luckily."
Hot 97's news director Miss Info reported Monday that Guru was in a New York-area hospital where he was expected to undergo surgery.
One of Guru's former collaborators, French MC Solaar, issued a statement on Monday in which he said, "Guru is struggling with a serious health issue. We, the whole 7 Grand Records family, appreciate all your love and well wishes. We continue to hold out hope that Guru will make a full recovery from this. We ask that his privacy on this matter will be respected. Again, thank you for all your support through this trying time."
Composed of Guru (born Keith Elam in Massachusetts) and Premier (born Christopher Martin in Texas) formed Gang Starr in the early '90s and helped define the decade's New York underground rap sound. Premier's production palette featured sampled jazz records and scratched vocals on the choruses, complemented Guru's uncompromising rhymes. Although the pair would work separately as often as they did together — Guru's Jazzmatazz series of albums and Premier's work with Nas, Jay-Z, and underground act Group Home — Gang Starr continued to release critically acclaimed material throughout the late '90s and early 2000s.
Their 1998 album Moment of Truth was among their most critically lauded collections and Gang Starr's biggest selling project to date. Gang Starr's last group project, The Ownerz, was released in 2003.
Guru spoke with MTV News at the time, noting the pair's penchant for working on outside projects, but ultimately continuing to stoke the Gang Starr flames.
"You went on your little vacation, but you come back home with a bunch of skills and other things to add to the table," he said. "When we do Gang Starr it always gets more and more intense."
[This story was originally published on 3.2.10 at 11:45 p.m. ET]
Monday, 1 March 2010
While details remain sketchy, the rapper apparently suffered the heart attack in New York City and is in serious condition.
Guru, real name Keith Elam, is a founding member of Gangstarr, which also features legendary producer DJ Premier.
While details remain sketchy, the rapper apparently suffered the heart attack in New York city and is in serious condition.
Questlove of The Roots said via twitter, "So Primo confirmed on Sirius
Recently, Guru gave fans the opportunity to download his album Guru 7.0: Street Scriptures, which dropped on his label 7 Grand Records in 2005.