Here is the new single by Tha 4Orce. taking from his forthcoming album, SEtting Standards 3 Remix project. One of the most outstanding producers/artists to ever come out of the UK. 4Orce has been a driving force behind the label along by myself. We are currently working on the artwork for the next lp.
Our latest update on the Shaw theatre project. We apologise for the delays. There is a shortage of wax palets used to make records across the board with all the pressing plants. All the records have been painted by A.Dee and all the covers books and inserts are at the plant. This is a very exciting art peace. May we ask all those that have supported the project to be patient.
As soon as they arrive they will be mailed out.
Thanks to all pre=ordering the artpiece. Here is an update on the project. We received the Test pressings yesterday. Which I have approved. So the pressing will go ahead. All the components such as the book and Poster are here. We are now looking still for a factory space location to paint the artwork. We apologise for the delays but I can assure you the project is moving forward.
Please bear with us and look to the site for future updates.
We are proud to let you know that as of today our new release is available to pre-order. Planned Shipping November. In Partnership with the Artful Dodger we are proud of this important piece of history.
When we talk about Culture, This culture in the UK began in the very early 80′s. As the scene grew in 1985 there was a landmark event where New York got to share the stage with UK Talent. The American guests were shocked and impressed with what they saw here in the UK. They could not believe the levels we were at.
This is your chance to own a very special piece of history presented in art form. Order your Copy now
Long before the Covid 18 Pandemic, We at King of the Beats started work on a project alongside L.A Posse / Main Source M.C Queens NYC legend Mikey D.
We got about 6 tracks deep then, unfortunately, KOTB founder lost his job like many others in the Automotive Industry. Mikey working on Pass The Torch Project took the reigns on the Project and set up his own distribution company and is putting out the project via his network. Mikey has been super supportive and with his team locked in all the artwork created by Stevecasart. The Video was directed by Big Vegg. Photographer Calvin Smith all worked on the project.
This is one of the first beats I made for the project. It sparked something off in Mikey. On production is also Jay King who has produced the Follow-up Single, Look out for that. We salute Mikey who has been putting in work behind the scenes with the help of Rob Schwartz on this project. Available on all Digital formats as of today. Spotify Link here
These guys have been making some noise for a while in the big Smoke. Djs Mr Higgs and Mr Parker have been holding court for a few years now. It’s hard to drive through South London and not find a spot they haven’t played.
Andy Higgs and Graham Parker joined forces combining there knowledge and passion for music maintaining the old tradition of Hip Hop DJ culture. Both of them are fantastic selectors and will always guarantee to play something that will have you digging for it the next day. They are not secretive in any way about what they play and will always be kind enough to give you the details on the tracks. Their sets are made of records old and new. Playing you records that came out that week. Anyhow, I have been to a few of their sessions and this week as I was in London I was invited to join the guys to play a set. The venue Brixton’s now-infamous spot the Chip Shop. This is a daytime event starting at 4pm which on this occasion continued almost to midnight (it was a late one). Thank God the Chip Shop is what it says a place that serves food.
Considering venues are limited we had a great turnout. From London Legend and En4orcer Crew member Billy Biznizz, Curoc from Son of Noise, Tom Dice from Don’t Bite Records and surprising us all DJ Rob Life of Breakin Bread fame made an appearance.
For when this country does open back up. I would like hope that music lovers and followers of Hip Hop Culture, Breaks and samples. Diggin Culture take the time out to check these guys.
I’m a couple days late on this, I had been away from my computer for 5 days. The Main man returns with this outstanding mix. I believe these are all beats produced by one of the best producers to come out of the UK.
Check out the video, support and share and of course purchase the LP 2 Sides of Barry by Si SPex on King of the Beats Records.
That period of the 90s when B-boying came back. One of the artists that caught my attention back then was the Dj Who went by the name Timber. I had seen videos of him cutting up breaks for events, but in the heat of the moment, he would jump of the turntables and enter the circle. You could clearly see Timber was dedicated and passionate about this culture.
Years passed and we eventually crossed paths in Birmingham. It was a pleasure meeting him. What I like most about Timber is his dedication to this art form. He went on his own journey. He is very independent and stands alone. These are all traits of someone that has something special about them. Now settled in Canada DJ Timber this week presents his Break Mix. Its available to check out at his Band Camp.
Please check out his project Space Funk Here.
From the archives of the history of Hip-Hop, comes one of the most talked-about old-school events to happen on this side of the Atlantic. The ’Shaw Theatre Jam’ of 1985.
Featuring Hip-Hop legends from the Bronx to London, this is a serious slice of old-school Hip-Hop, and is available on vinyl from King of The Beats.
Dropping August 2020, and on wax for the first and last time in two volumes; Limited Edition. Order yours now!
More details to follow. Stay tuned.
I would like to present a new project that we would like to announce in partnership with The original Artful Dodger we are soon to release a very special LP.
In 1985 there was a very important event that happened in London. The Shaw Theatre Jam. It was an event where a crew from the States NYC came to the UK and performed alongside a host of UK artists. Cosmic Jamm, who was a mentor to many surprised our American guests and showed them that here in the UK that we really had some talent. The event itself for those that were there was monumental and plays an important role in Hip Hops evolutions within the UK. A culture was being born.