Line-up /Live performances from Stones Throw's
Guilty Simpson & MED
Plus DJ support from
DJ Dez (Andres / Slum Village)
Spin Doctor (The Doctor's Orders)
& Paul White (One-Handed Music / Now-Again)
Room 2 hosted by Livin' Proof
DJ Snips, DJ Rags, Khalil & Budgie
The Doctor's Orders present
A Stones Throw Xmas
£8 in advance through ticketweb.co.uk / 0844-477-1000 & selected shops
£12 on the door
With 2 of the most creative forces in Hip-Hop coming together for this special Xmas spectacular & the last promotion from The Doctor’s Orders in 2009 you know this is going to be something special.
LA’s Stones Throw Records is widely regarded as the standard bearer for creativity in Hip-Hop. As the home for many of the finest MC’s and Producers in the art including the likes of Madlib, J-Dilla, Penut Butter Wolf and of course tonight’s acts Guilty Simpson and MED they stand out from their competitors through the consistency of their output.
The same can be said of London’s No.1 Hip-Hop party providers, The Doctor’s Orders. Having enjoyed four and a half years of incredible events throughout the capital, and now further a field with their new Brighton monthly, they were the obvious choice for this event that will be boasting the finest talents from both sides of the pond on the stage and turntables.
Guilty Simpson is part of the incredible music tradition that is the sound of the Motor City, Detroit. The tradition that takes includes The Motown Sound, the punk of The Stooges and the free thinking rock of MC5 is the product of a tough working class city where the sound of industrial machinery seems to feed into a musical creativity unmatched by any other city. Guilty is one of the new school of Detroit MC brought to the fore through their work with the late great production genius of James “J-Dilla” Yancey. Having appeared on his albums for both Stones Throw and BBE Records alike Guilty Simpson has gone on to release the critically acclaimed “Ode To The Ghetto” that has become a classic among fans of underground Hip-Hop and has finished work on the Madlib produced “OJ Simpson” due for release in 2010 that is sure to go the same way. With gritty yet amusing tales of life of the streets that never fall into cliché few paint visual pictures as clearly as Mr Simpson so expect to be transported from South London into his world while he hits the stage with all his force tonight.
MED, formerly known as Medaphoar, is as skilful with words as his name would suggest. The California based MC came to prominence through his work with Madlib in the form on the Madvillany album, with Quasimoto and went on to shine on his 2005 solo LP “Push Come To Shove” which featured incredible productions from the like of Just Blaze, J-Dilla, Oh No and of course Madlib himself. An instant classic with the indie Hip-Hop heads it has been a long wait for his second album coming in 2010 from which he will be performing tracks on the night. Again the majority of the production is handled by Madlib so is sure to be another rough diamond. Having not performed in the UK since 2007 this is a rare appearance that is not to be missed.
While these incredible Stones Throw artists grab the mic they are supported by a brilliant selection of DJs that display the true adventurous nature of real Hip-Hop as we head into the 2010. Spinning for the live performances and blessing us with a set of his own besides is DJ Dez. As the DJ for Detroit’s legendary Slum Village he has travelled the globe rocking crowds as part of a live force that has tragically been torn apart by the deaths of J-Dilla and then Baatin. As a producer in his own right Dez takes on the name Andres and is responsible for some of the most incredible fusions of Hip-Hop, House, Disco and Soul that have been heard in recent years. With a strong following among underground beat diggers, among whom his releases and mixes trade for substantial sums of money, he is sure to add to this fan base tonight.
Spin Doctor has been doing as much as anyone in the UK to help push what he considers “Real Hip-Hop” to the masses over the years and will continue to do so tonight as he treats what is sure to be a packed house to his trademark blend of Soul drenched leftfield bangers and classic boom bap. Joining him on the decks will be one of the most creative men to have come out of the darkness of their own studio in recent years Paul White. With his follow up to the incredible “Strange Dreams of Paul White” due to be releases on Stones Throw’s sister label Now-Again in 2010 he is certainly a name to look out for in the new year and will be warming up the party with a sonic journey through the huge range of music to have influenced him thus far.
Room 2 of this beautifully refurbished South London venue will be hosted by Livin’ Proof. Their team of residents; DJ Rags, DJ Snips, Khalil & Budgie will be playing the platters that has seen them build a regular and dedicated crowd for their monthly free party at Market Place.
This is the only Xmas party for any of the true school, open minded party people that know how to get down to the real Hip-Hop sound.
All of the artists on the bill are available for interview in the lead up to this event so for these or more information, photos, guestlist, etc please contact
Rod Gilmore: firstname.lastname@example.org 0207-833-9544