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This Saturday, the fair city of Brighton once more becomes the epicentre for UK hip hop, as the High Focus gang descend on Concorde 2 for another monumental party.

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As has now become tradition, this month sees the return of the annual High Focus Summer Block Party at, Lakota, the legendary Bristol venue. The label have made big waves in the city over the last few years, thanks to a string of huge parties and this year looks set to continue in similar fashion. Read the rest of this entry »

Next month on 18 April, as is now customary in Bristol, High Focus will roll into town en masse to celebrate their 9th birthday. Following on from last year’s success, once again they will takeover the SWX nightclub which is situated bang in the middle of town and will bring with them a selection of the finest artists that their ever-increasing roster has to offer.
On the bill this year we have performances from The Four Owls, Jam Baxter, Coops, Onoe Caponoe, Ed Scissor, Strange U, Ronnie Bosh and Pitch 92 as well as their latest signing Datkid, plus loads more MCs and DJs to get the place jumping. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reaching one of these events in the past, then you will know what to expect and that what to expect is something special.
As is also customary, I have the opportunity for one of you lucky so-and-sos to win free entry for you and a faithful companion on the night itself. All you have to do to win is answer the following question:

What is the name of the forthcoming album from Datkid and Leaf Dog?

To enter, stick the answer in an email along with your full name and I will pick a winner at random on 1 April. The email address is allgingereverything@gmail.com. For the full line-up check the poster above and if you’d rather invest in some tickets instead, you can find them here.

Next month Bristol welcomes back High Focus Records for their infamous Summer Block Party. Held in the courtyard of legendary venue, Lakota, for the past few years the event has proven to be a huge success and judging by the summer we are currently experiencing, we could see it reach it new heights this time round. Read the rest of this entry »

Next month Bristol once again plays host to one of High Focus Record’s legendary parties. In the past the city has given a stage to their summer roadblocks and winter parties, but this time they will be one of two cities taking part in the label’s 8th birthday celebrations. Stepping away from their usual haunt of Lakota for this one, HF are headed to SWX in the centre of town. This means more room, better acoustics and a better sound system, which equals a better night for all involved. Read the rest of this entry »

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This April will see the UK B-Boy Championships World Finals touch down in London, bringing with it some of the best dancers from across the planet. Hosted by living legends Crazy Legs and Afrika Islam, the event will be host to six finals in total Read the rest of this entry »

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Next month will see the official release party for Fliptrix’s new album Patterns of Escapism, go down at the legendary Brixton Jamm. The album promises to be some of Fliptrix’s most accomplished work, no doubt thanks in part to the fact it is produced in full by Illinformed, with the legend Jazz T on hand with the cuts. Read the rest of this entry »

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On 14 October, for one night only, the mighty Mos Def will touch down at the Kentish Town Forum in London, to perform a retrospective of some of his classic material. Now performing under the name Yasiin Bey, it is safe to say that since he first came to our attention back in 1994 as part of UTD, he has become one of hip hop’s most respected voices. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s that time of year again, where some of the best DJs in the UK come together to battle for the title of DMC UK Champion and the chance to go on to battle in the World Finals. Read the rest of this entry »

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20 July will see the UK DMC DJ Championships reach its climax. The UK final will see some of the country’s best up-and-coming DJs going head to head, with the eventual winner going on to perform in the World Championships later on in the year. Read the rest of this entry »