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DJ James Spencer

April 11, 2011 in Music, News by James Grant

James Spencer is an established figure in the world of cross-genre DJing. With a style that incorporates everything from Electro House to Hip Hop, he is a versatile club DJ, comfortable in front of any crowd.

James Spencer’s has a wide range of experience in the UK’s major cities, having started his DJ career at the young age of 11 doing mobile discos for people his age. At the age of just 15, he managed to come third in an Under 18 DJ contest, which brought a host of new opportunities in many up market London clubs. This lead to bookings from some of Soho and Mayfair’s most exclusive clubs, performing alongside the likes of Tim Westwood and DJ Semtex.

In 2006, James formed Allure Events, a corporate events company with the aim of breaking into a whole new market. This added to his experience in hosting, organising and co-ordinating events. Moreover, in 2009, another company Ice Breaker was created, which found a niche market for Under 16 themed events.

From all this he began to build a fan base and start a weekly club night called ‘Fusion Fridays’, which along with his mixtapes, have been key reasons for his rapid growth in popularity.

In September 2010, James moved to Birmingham in order to establish himself in a new scene, gaining jobs at The HMV Institute, Custard Factory, Air, The Guild and Chameleon Bar in his opening month. With 2011 starting to get booked up quickly, who knows what the future holds for this young DJ.

Jaguar Skills

April 9, 2011 in Music, News by James Grant

Jaguar Skills is a British DJ who has gained notoriety since 2002 for his eclectic ‘Mash it up like Y.B’ style mixtapes. Jaguar Skills has released a number of mixtapes through various outlets, including BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra, and now has a weekly 10 minute mix on The Trevor Nelson Show. He built his profile and learned his craft in clubs across London.

Visit his website for tour dates, and information on how to get hold of his famous mixes

Devlin’s UK Tour 2011

March 1, 2011 in Music by James Grant

His dream was to become a footballer but when that didn’t quite work out he instead followed his next passion, which was music. The start of 2010, saw James Devlin (best known as just Devlin), establishing himself as one of the most talked about MCs on the UK scene. His debut album ‘Bud, Sweat and Beers’, was hugely successful after selling over 100,000 copies. He then continued this rolling success with the release of his second single ‘Runaway’, which is also his best-selling single to date. “It’s just been so quick I haven’t really had time to think”, ahead of the release of his third single Devlin, spoke with Flavour’s Noel Phillips, about his journey in the fast lane, his upcoming UK tour and working with both Labrinth and Jessie J.
Tour Dates:

Tuesday 10th May 2011 Oxford O2 Academy
Wednesday 11th May 2011 Cardiff Coal Exchange
Thursday 12th May 2011 Cambridge The Junction
Monday 16th May 2011 Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 17th May 2011 Preston 53 Degrees
Thursday 19th May 2011 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
Friday 20th May 2011 Sheffield The Plug
Sunday 22nd May 2011 Leeds Stylus
Monday 23rd May 2011 Birmingham HMV Institute
Tuesday 24th May 2011 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Thursday 26th May 2011 Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday 27th May 2011 Liverpool O2 Academy
Saturday 28th May 2011 Norwich UEA
Sunday 29th May 2011 Bristol O2 Academy
Monday 30th May 2011 London O2 Academy

Wretch 32

March 1, 2011 in Music by James Grant

Jermaine Scott (born 9 March 1985), better known by his stage name Wretch 32, is a Grime MC and rapper from Tottenham, London, where he grew up the son of a local reggae DJ amidst the grim high-rises of the area’s notorious Tiverton Estate. He was a member of the grime collective “Combination Chain Gang”, before forming The Movement with Scorcher, Ghetto, Devlin and Mercston. He is also often associated with the TMT crew, also from Tottenham, due to his close relationship to fellow Tottenham rapper Cell 22. The pair have made several songs together. He released his first single “Traktor” in January 2011.

On 6 December 2010, the BBC announced that Wretch 32 had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll and MTV named him as a nominee for MTV Brand New for 2011.

UK Rapper Rain drops new single…

February 28, 2011 in News by James Grant

Hailing from South West London Rain has been putting it down since 2005. This talented 25 year old has already been tipped to do big things by a number of urban scene’s tastemakers; Rain has previously been supported by DJ’s such as Ras Kwame and DJ279 as well as having receiving radio-play from BBC Radio One, BBC 1Xtra, Choice FM and Kiss FM….

Rain has also worked with some Hip-Hop’s best producers including multi platinum producer Chad B and Tha Bizness who have worked with 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, T Pain and Drake. He has released a total of nine mixtapes and has a strong live performance and has performed at many events around the UK and overseas including performances in Tenerife, Barbados and the USA. Now in 2011 Rain gears up for his new mixtape ‘London To QB’ which is a collaboration project with Infamous Mobb’s Ty Nitty and is set for release spring 2011. Before that though we have this excellent new single which sees Rain team up with R&B sensation Nathan who you may remember from his massive 2006 hit ‘Come Into My Room’ as well as fellow South London rapper Mayday.