The Soul Mavericks, an eight-strong breakdance collective from London will challenge the greatest b-boy crews from around the globe at the 16th annual B-Boy Championships - World Finals on 16th October at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Having already beaten over 25 of the best crews in the country to win the coveted tile of UK champions, the Soul Mavericks will combine their raw talent with mind-blowing routines to impress the world-class judging panel made up of leading international breakers including Storm, Lamine and Venom.
Annually hosted by original hip-hop pioneers Crazy Legs and Afrika Islam, they will welcome over 5,000 fans to the most revered breaking competition in the world. There will also be special feature performances from World Hip Hop Championships ‘Plague’, one of the most respected streetdance crews on the planet and pocket-sized performers, the Japanese national kids champions, ‘Soooo Funny’ to help to keep the crowd entertained in between the explosive battles.
The B-Boy Championships has pioneered the B-Boy scene from the very beginning and is celebrating the history of the event with new book ‘B-Boy Championships: From Bronx to Brixton’ by DJ Hooch, the first comprehensive and fully-illustrated book on the world of B-Boying. The book is published by Virgin Books, priced £12.99.
The majority of the tunes here were released over the past couple of years (everything besides Cortex, Dyke and the Blazers, Lovage and Glass House--the Bob & Gene is an old recording that wasn't released until this year)… While mainstream corporate music seems to be at an all-time creative low it’s great to see so much good music being put out on the independent/underground level. As usual, all vinyl all the time. Volume 2 soon to follow.
Newer Sounds for Older Souls
1) Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings--Better Things to Do (daptone) 2) Aloe Blacc--I Need a Dollar (Stones Throw) 3) Bob & Gene--It’s Not What You Know (Ever Soul) 4) Carolina Chocolate Drops--Hit em up Style (Nonesuch) 5) Charles Bradley--Golden Rule (Dunham) 6) The Black Keys--Tighten Up (Nonesuch) 7) The Apples featuring Fred Wesley--In The Air (Freestyle) 8) Cortex--Mary et Jeff (Disques Esperance) 9) Orgone--Time is Right (Ubiquity) 10) J-Rocc--Play This Too (Stones Throw) 11) Aloe Blacc--Loving You is Killing Me (Stones Throw) 12) The Roots featuring Dice Raw--How I Got Over (Def Jam) 13) Ultimate Breaks and Beats--Give it up or Turn it Loose (Traffic) 14) Budos Band--Unbroken, Unshaven (Daptone) 15) Soulive--Drive My Car (Royal Family) 16) Scott Down and DJ Cutler--Ultimate Breaks and Treats (7 inch mix) (LoDo) 17) Dennis Coffey and Mayer Hawthorne--All Your Goodies are Gone (Strut) 18) The Heavy--How You Like me Now (Count/ +1) 19) Dyke and the Blazers--Let a Woman be a Woman [Ultimate Breaks and Beats edit] (Original Sound) 20) Cut Chemist--Povo de Santo (A Stable Sound) 21) Lovage--To Catch a Thief (75 ark) 22) Glass House--I Don’t See Me in Your Eyes Anymore (Invictus) 23) The Chillharmonic Orchestra --Cold Steel (LoDo)
Boston-area fans, catch Sean Price performing live with Random Axe at Rock The Bells this Saturday, September 10th from 2:05PM to 2:35PM at the 36 Chambers Stage. Black Moon will be performing shorly after from 4PM to 5:15PM.
Free Download: Brown Bag AllStars - "Live From the Roc"
Act Live Music Presents: Brown Bag AllStars "Live From The Roc", a free download project recorded live at The Dub Land Underground from The AllStars' June 4th 2010 show with Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx. Brown Bag AllStars "Live From The Roc"
What up fam and friends. I'm sending this update literally minutes before we hit the road for this 44 city tour with mc chris, MC Lars and Adam WarRock. I'm looking forward to seeing you on the road, so PLEASE make sure you got your tickets! Check here for dates:
Also you can preorder a disc with the songs and instrumentals there. We'll have a FEW on the road, but the best way to secure it is to cop now.
So speaking of the road, it won't be easy, but we're determined to make it happen. So if you have a few extra bucks to donate to snacks, gas or tolls, hit up this link, and accept our extreme mega-gratitude!