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Milly comes to NEW VENUE Camden!

March 3, 2011

Upcoming internet sensation Milly Allen has partnered with The Monarch Camden for her latest ‘Milly’s World’ music showcase.

Former Tottenham Hotspur player Paul Allen’s daughter Milly is billed as the ‘antidote to The X Factor’. Following a fantastic launch night at the Embassy Club, Mayfair, and events at the prestigious Proud Camden, she’s working with television Production Company who’ll broadcast highlights and interviews as Milly features Britain’s brightest and most vibrant unsigned acts across the web. You can also find updates from Milly at Musicology Magazine.

For Camden girl Milly, the Monarch is a natural home for ‘Milly’s World’ and the line up of her Camden Event has already created a buzz of excitement across NW1:

Maverick Sabre
Milly’s World ‘s One to watch London born, Irish raised singer-songwriter Maverick Sabre is breaking the mould with his Guitar playing hip-hop reggae sound and I can only describe him as a little Firework . Beautiful but dangerous
Dynamite and definitely not one to be missed, and he is the only person to ever perform at Milly’s World twice this is a real Exclusive!!

Aruba Red
Is a breath of fresh air with a mixture of sounds such as reggae, dub, acoustic, soul and her own experimental style.Aruba is an independent young woman who speaks openly about her political views and puts all the conveyor belt pop stars of today to shame. Watch out for Aruba you have been warned!!

Ash Catch’em
Moroccan born and raised in West London Ash started rapping on pirate radio stations and after a short break is back doing Music where he belongs
He has his own organic Style unlike anybody else in Uk rap scene at the moment. He has the full backing of the SBTV boys which speaks for itself.

Rufio Summers
Is an artist songwriter and producer who’s sound has been growing along with the buzz around him, he started of in Rock Bands and his sound has grown over the years along with the buzz surrounding his name. He is Milly’s World very own Lenny kravitz

Along with DJ Layzee the music at ‘Milly’s World’, The Monarch Camden, will be as breathtaking as it is diverse. Miss this one at your peril!

Entry: Tickets £4 each available on the door.

Contacts @ Milly’s World
Milly Allen – 07756916097

For further information / Use of pictures / Interviews

The Monarch : +44 (0) 207 482 2054
40-42 Chalk Farm Road
Camden Town


Mr. Hudson – Straight No Chaser (Preview Mix)

June 9, 2009


G.O.O.D music new boy Mr. Hudson has let out a preview mix of what to expect from his forthcoming album Straight No Chaser due out in August. Download using the link below. Ain’t I good to you 😉

Mr. Hudson – Straight No Chaser (Preview Mix)


Swift Beats & DJ Grind – The Takeoff

June 7, 2009


Southampton based artist Swift Beats hooks up with DJ Grind, to show why he is one of the best up & coming artists in the UK. DJ Grind is one of the biggest UK mixtape DJs on the scene with previous mixtapes featuring global megastars Eminem, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes. Read the rest of this entry ?


A Breath of ‘Fresh’ air

April 27, 2009

I’ve been down in Pompey just under 4 years now and from coming down here as a DJ/Producer and evolving in to an Event Organizer I have always spent a lot of time keeping up to date with the local scene and whose hot whose not.
As a DJ when you hit a new town you automatically think that you can just jump in and get involved…
Obviously, Pompey isn’t one bit like London so that thought disappeared out the window before i could shout BO!

As an arrogant little kid 4 years ago i did used to judge the local DJ’s heavily. Their track choices and mixing capabilities always used to make me laugh.
When everything i knew was underground from working with the serious clubs, DJ’s, MC’s and atmospheres in London to ending up in a musical mess on the South Coast where DJ’s aren’t talents, they are merely jobs for the uneducated… I had summed up Portsmouth and it’s local DJ’s in a blink.

4 years later im an established event organizer and my hating days have passed and now im good mates with the best of the best down here. Not to say names, but of course i still think most of them are employees of a musical culture rather than talents that should educate the masses to new music.

Where this ends up is with a DJ that goes by the name of Jay Fresh. When i first met Jay he was doing his thing in Envy on a Monday night and i was doing my usual skank out. I always like to chat to the DJ and have a gander at their mixing style, and it didn’t take long for me to be impressed with this chap. Using Serato and VINYL (yeah boy, vinyl) this guy is technically brilliant. CDJ’s or Technics, he’s smashing relentless perfect mixes in and out likes it’s going out of fashion. His track choices on a Monday night are some what shadowed by his corporate employers and do him no justice at all.
I first got Jay involved on one of my events for Revolution last December. I didn’t get to hear his set then cos i was running around making sure SWAY had his Jack Daniels.

Jay Fresh Performing at a 1Xtra Party

Jay Fresh Performing at a 1Xtra Party

Now 4 months later and i decided to get Mr. Fresh back involved with our events again. I knew this guy could handle himself around the equipment and always get a professional swagger from him in conversations, but i must say i was a tad skeptical if he was up to the job for playing a full garage set at Back To The Oldskool.
(Then again, i didn’t take it upon myself to check his MySpace Page and see that he’s been doing Garage since the late 90’s.

Jay and myself have had numerous chats lately and his friendly communications and knowledge with music is somewhat of a ‘breath of fresh air’ (excuse the pun). I must say i went years, i mean YEARS.. Hating the music scene down here and spent years trying to do the events that i love, forgetting to take in that WE ARE NOT IN LONDON! Must be why im not a millionaire yet i guess…

So Jay and i are chatting and this guy could seriously write a book on modern music. A musical brain that fits nicely in to DJ Magazine and should be kept safely locked away from corruption of cack music. Reminiscing the oldskool garage days and the big beatz of a 20th century music scene, i become familiar with a guy that knows the tunes that i know and even the record shops that i lived in for 5 years.

Come last Thursday and Back To The Oldskool i was actually more looking forward to seeing Jay Fresh than DJ Luck & MC Neat. I spent most of the night on the cash desk but could hear everything. Crankie & Bushman and their newly acquired Hercules RMX Console played leading up to Jay Fresh.

I must admit it was an emotional set from Mr. Fresh. I should have taken up his offer of booking the So Solid Twins and MAC to go alongside his set. As expected his track selection was potentially floor stopping and his mixes had me in a dance fueled frenzy in the cash booth. Fresh let loose pretty much every big UK Garage track ever and brought back memories of what it’s like to hear a DJ that lives within their music. His mixing style is far from orthodox and varies all the best traits of a professional musician, not just a DJ! I was overly impressed to say the least and since then have praised Jay for his efforts. I look forward to his next set which actually happens to be this Thursday!
Supporting Young Nate, Mr. Fresh will be let loose once again to turn up the heat for the ravers.

No corporate playlists here… expect the best in Hip Hop/R&B/UK Garage/Grime/Bassline/Funky/Bashment/Afro-beatz. See flyer below for more details…

What i am thinking about last Thursday though… Was it really Jay Fresh or DJ EZ in the building?

Catch Jay Fresh at Liquid & Envy, Portsmouth on a Monday Night, Thursday’s at iAmUni – Club 8 and The Chapel, Salisbury on Saturday’s.

Also tune in to his radio show Wednesdays – 9pm – 11pm 107.6 FM or online –

Jay Fresh Links:

Fire Radio
Jay Fresh MySpace Page
Jay Fresh Facebook Page
Jay Fresh Download’s


Pittsburgh Slim – Girls Kiss Girls & My Bitch is Crazy

March 31, 2009

Last time i heard this guys stuff he was watching a chick on web cam stripping kissing other girls…
That was last year with this video Girls Kiss Girls. WOOO!

Man i love that video!
So that track got him signed to Def Jam and now he’s back with a new video!

Taken from the soundtrack to the forthcoming film Bleeding.
I’m anticipating a SERIOUS sophomore album from this dude with collaborations from the Chemical Brothers and DMX.
The UK doesn’t really know about Pittsburgh Slim at the moment so let’s see if this track puts him on the map. Enjoy!


The Boxettes

March 26, 2009

A five piece vocal group that are nothing short of amazing. Keep a look out for these girls.
See below the video for review on the event i saw the Boxettes at.


Education is the key!

March 26, 2009

Last night I attended the first public launch of Alexander Rose’s STOP campaign.
Start, Think, Stop was the name given to the event and was put together with the help of Jack Morton, Battlefront and the Ministry of Sound club.

A video was shown of Alex in Wales where he attended a steal factory to see the process of melting down 700 guns and knives that Police had recovered into liquid metal. The metal was then used to construct a key design that Alex had put together. I remember when Alex came down to our STOP fundraising event @ I Am Uni on 12.02.09 and showed me the sketch of the key idea and at that point it was just a sketch. Six weeks later hes made it reality, and has Channel 4, Ministry of Sound, a huge marketing company and people like Richard Blackwood involved. What an achievement!

Now late March Alex has the keys and with the help of the UK’s Police departments they are using the keys to attempt to create an amnesty on guns and knife crime. Personally, i am backing Alex all the way and will help him push and push till the end. I created I Am Uni to offer a positive and inspirational expression from the entertainment scene and wanted to meet people like Alex who are the ones that make the difference.

Some of the performers on the night were absolutely exceptional, with two of them leaving me speechless. Kasha, an extremely talented and inspirational young rapper amazed the crowd with his intense poetry and positive philosophical messages. So much so, that i had to purchase a copy of his album after, only £3. Then bumping in to an old friend i knew from Music Academy that ended up being the engineer behind Kasha’s album. Of course, as networking is my philosophy we exchanged details and i spoke of booking this future superstar down in Portsmouth.
The other amazing act were a female group knows as the Boxettes. They are vocal quintet of four singers and one beatboxer. My research has lead me to see that the beatboxer named ‘Bellatrix’ is actually the UK’s top female beatboxer… figured! In my next post i will leave a video of these girls in action.

So towards the end of the night I was given my key. All i had to do was sit in front of video camera alongside JR and state what i have done and what i will do to help the fight against gun and knife crime in the UK. Simple. Now i have the most priceless piece of bling on the market.

Please get involved and check out any of these links:
STOP Videos
STOP facebook group

Below is a close up of my key…

Education is the key