YO MAJESTY live, Terror Danjah, Elijah and Skilliam, Sick Girls
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When Yo! Majesty's self-promoted YO! EP surfaced in 2006, everyone who heard it couldn't help raising an eyebrow along with a fist. With a quickness, the liberating chant of FUCK dat SH!T from the standout banger Club Action spread throughout the world and everyone who heard it wanted to know just who the hell these girls were.
Receiving unprecedented attention for an openly gay rap group, they were signed in a frenzy at SXSW to Domino Records, and spent the next couple years touring the globe (with Gossip, Peaches, CSS) and hooking up in the studio with the worlds freshest producers including Basement Jaxx. After a crazy period that saw them break up, and make up after, Yo! Majesty continues forward with the two voices that started it all: Shunda K and Shon B. They jumped on the cause for the It Gets Better anti-homophobia campaign, with Shon B guesting on the track & video for Shunda Ks solo single Im Da Best, and talk quickly turned to a Yo Maj reformation. So here it comes at you, with a killer teaser track CHERRY POP from a new record thats in the works!
Terror Danjah (Butterz, Hyperdub/LDN)
Terror Danjah spent much of his early career running the Aftershock label, releasing what has gone on to become iconic Grime records from legends like D Double E, Skepta and Wiley, and playing a role in launching the careers of Kano, Tinie Tempah, Mz Bratt and countless others.
Not having enough time to make his own music, he decided to take some time out, and relaunch himself with a collection of his overlooked work while part of Aftershock entitled, 'Gremlinz' on Planet Mu in 2009.
Kode 9, a long-time fan of Terror's, and head of the legendary Hyperdub label, was excited to sign Terror Danjah as a solo artist with his debut single for the label 'Acid' in 2010, following with the well received Undeniable album later on in the year."
Not satisfied with just being a respected member of Kode 9's Hyperdub stable, which allowed him to do shows all over the UK, Europe and North America for the first time, Terror Danjah helped bring a young Elijah & Skilliam to the forefront of the Grime scene by being their first release on their then freshly minted Butterz label. Butterz has since gone from strength to strength under his close guidance, becoming the premier grime label in just over a year.
Elijah and Skilliam (Butterz, Rinse FM/LDN)
Forming a friendship through a mutual appreciation of grime music that soon turned into a scrupulous and avant-garde approach to the genreâ€™s output, Elijah and Skilliam have quickly established a reputation for themselves within the underground movement. With a Rinse FM residency spanning two years to date and special guests including heavyweights such as Kode 9, Skepta, P Money and Trim.
The duo have also become regulars on the renowned FWD night line-ups with amazing and uncompromising sets. Considered the new heroes of the grime game with a real eye for the way the UK bass music movement is evolving, Elijah and Skilliam have become celebrated selectors â€œlodged at the very epicentre of the pulseâ€ - Fabric London.??Whatâ€™s key about Elijah and Skilliamâ€™s sets is the sheer amount of digging for new material they do, and their constant willingness to play tunes from new, often relatively unknown grime producers over more fashionable artists. It is this investigative instinct that led them to launch the Butterz imprint, a year old label that has unleashed material from Terror Danjah, Swindle, Royal T, Trim, TRC and more. Highlights of the label so far are releasing S-X's cross genre classic 'Woooo Riddim' and P Money's 'Boo You' which have broken out a lot further than the scene they were originally made for. Alongside releasing MP3s and vinyl (a rarity in Grime today) they have extended the brand into merchandise that has the cult fans representing wherever they perform. You won't be able to miss one of their 'Black & Yellow Butterz' Tees in a club.
+ Sick GIrls (BBE/BLN)