Posts Tagged ‘Funk’


Celebrating 5 years of keeping hip hop culture alive in Northamptonshire
Featuring Battles, Stalls, Performances & showcases.

Saturday 20th January 12- 8 pm @ the Roadmender 1 ladys lane, Northampton NN1 3AH

BTS Battles
Solo Bboy / Bgirl Battle – Clothes Cash Prize

Crew Battle (8 persons max) Cash prize

Fresh off the block battle in association with the British Breaking League
Under 12 solo Bboy / Bgirl Battle
12- 16 solo Bboy / Bgirl Battle

Toprock cypher Presented by Boom Bap And Breaks

Foggy: Battle Katz
Dr Gabs: Soul Mavericks
Nick P: Floorless Forms

Hosted By Swifty



Live Dj’s Khan Fu
Dj stance

Door Tax
£4 Battling
£5 Spectators
£2 Fresh off the block competitors With BBL Membership

For More info contact



Source: Break the shire 5th anniversary!



YEAH PEOPLE!!! This is a HOT one! We’re having a mini festival down at the Hawker Yard this bank holiday. Soooo much live music, So much food and the people creating such a good atmosphere there will be no need to go London or anywhere!


First up we have Feel The Vibe on the Friday with Special guests from London, two UK Hip Hop greats Blak Twang & DJ Mr Thing!!


Next on the Saturday we bring forth the launch of Sneaker Hawks.

Sneaker Hawks is Birminghams newest Vintage, Kicks and Urban clothes event and we are looking to make our lauch a big one, so come along and check us out and get your hands on some of the freshest garms around from local and UK wide companies!!



Sunday we have The hypebeasts Hypnotic Brass Ensemble all the way from New York!! Blessing the the yard for the first time but not their first time in the city. It’s going to be a great street party with all the flavors of the Americas.






Source: Hawker Yard – Home

Hawker Yard is proud to present Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – The seven sons of jazz great Phil Cohran (Sun Ra, Earth, Wind & Fire). Blood brothers from an extraordinary musical family!

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. Together they have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed at Coachella, Womad, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall.

The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic, explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. after screening in major cities and festivals, it aired on PBS. Their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, Hunger Games.

Arriving from Shambala Festival for one night in Birmingham, this is going to be a special party! More than just a concert, Hawker Yard brings a block party vibe in a unique ‘cargotecture’ setting of shipping containers, scaffolding, streetfood and independent soul. Doors open at 6pm, with support acts through the evening. After the main performance, DJ Silence (Feel The Vibe/ Sneaker Hawks) keeps things wavey until 3am.

Ticket price

£12 Advance



Source: Hawker Yard LIVE presents Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Yes yes people of this earth! We have now orbited back around after our launch night to bring you onboard for a planetery disco 🌏


Playing the best of artists like: Kendrick Lamar, Anderson. Paak, A$AP Mob, Childish Gambino, Wu-Tang, Dr Dre, GoldLink, Kaytranada, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Tyler, The Creator, The Internet, Craig David, Skepta, Giggs, Travis Scott, J. Cole, Aalyiah, Missy Elliot, Timberland, 50 Cent, Erykah Badu, J Dilla, Mobb Deep, Notorious B.I.G, Nelly, Artful Dodger, Ms Dynamite, Fayze Miyaki, Preditah, N*E*R*D, Daft Punk, Sango, TLC, Wiley, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Outkast, Kelis, Isaiah Rashad, Sza, Big Sean, Flying Lotus, Eve, Lil Kim, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, Post Malone, A Tribe Called Quest, Sean Paul, Jill Scott, JME, Will Smith, Smino, Rejjie Snow, Solange, Tom Misch, Channel U/AKA bangers and much more

Unpronounceable (The Unspeakable / Feel The Vibe)

DJ Silence (Open Circles Arts & Entertainment / Sneaker Hawks / Break Mission )







Human music varying from: Hip-Hop, R&B, Funk, Soul, Future Beats, Trap, UKG, Grime, House, oldschool bangers, club bangers and more!

Early bird tickets on sale now! –




Source: The Unspeakable Space Shuttle Disco

Feel The Vibe Presents Blak Twang & DJ Mr Thing

Tickets on sale NOW!

25th August 2017
7PM – 3AM

£5 Early Bird – £8 Standard / OTD
(£5 Before 8.30PM OTD £8 After)


From Hip Hop to Dancehall to Grime, Blak Twang (born Tony Olabode, England) who also uses the pseudonyms of Taipanic and Tony Rotton, is a British rapper who grew up in Deptford, Lewisham, South-East London.

His debut single was 1995’s “What Goin’ On”. His debut album, Dettwork SouthEast – Blak Twang : The Lost Classic (a pun on the rail company Network SouthEast) was sent out to the media for self-promotion but never released. It included “Real Estate” and the title track, “Dettwork SouthEast”. His second album, 19 Long Time, also suffered from record label obstruction. The album included “Red Letters” and Roots Manuva collaboration, “Shhhoosh”.

However, his 2002 album Kik Off was awarded full label release, and spawned several singles, the football themed “Kik Off”, Twang anthem “So Rotton”, and “Trixsta” (featuring Estelle), all of which achieved radio play and a degree of commercial success. In 2005 he released the album The Rotton Club, backed with the single “GCSE (Ghetto Children Sex Education)” featuring Twang’s protégé (and Rottonus Records signee) K9. Twang also released another single from the album in late 2005, “Travellin” which featured Barrington Levy in the original album version, but the video featured the First Man Remix with female singer Tali.


Known worldwide as a DJ & turntablist Mr Thing is a name synonymous with Hip-Hop that always brings a smile to the faces of fans and promoters alike as they remember genius performances of impeccable skill. First touching the tables in 1987 he has been non-stop perfecting his art since and is now one of the worlds best. Touring the world with an understanding of records and music that is second to none, he always creates flawless and exciting sets mixing some of the rarest records with some of the best loved records ever heard with an apparently effortless ease honed after years of practice.

If Mr Thing is playing at a party… make sure you GO! You will never be disappointed!
Rocking parties is not the limit of his skils, not even close!

He has won DJ battles, both solo and as part of the Scratch Perverts, has a production discography that is the envy of most. He is responsible for some of the most perfect mixtapes & for a string of BBE released compilations including the creatively titled “STRANGE BREAKS & MR THING” and of course the rightly titled “KINGS OF HIP HOP” with DJ Premier.

Supported By

Juice Aleem

Juice Aleem first made waves as one third of New Flesh, a trailblazing UK crew who, across three albums of lyrically intelligent rap coloured in with soca, electro and dancehall sounds, did much to give UK hip-hop a distinctly homegrown flavour. Aleem’s debut solo album, recorded in collaboration with Gamma producer Blackitude, is, on the surface, similar to the output of New Flesh, but if anything this finds Aleem musing more personally, pondering religion and race, lashing out at lazy rappers, and getting philosophical about his place as a third-generation immigrant in a land where, ”rice and peas is now chips and ketchup”.

Resident DJ’s

DJ Jam Fu
DJ Silence
DJ 6’5
DJ Unpronounceable

*Plus Special Guest StreetDance Performance by Key Infinity*

All Styles Crew originating from Birmingham,UK. Key Infinity is a collective of dancers and entertainers that specialise in a range of street dance styles. With years of performance and teaching experience Key infinity is ready to share their passion and knowledge to the public.


Source: Feel The Vibe with BLAK TWANG & DJ MR THING