The poster says it all! Following a 5 year closure, the legendary The Beats label run by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem formerly holding the like's of Kano, Professor Green, The Mitchell Brothers and Example have now re-opened with new signings Elro, The D.O.T and Man Like Me.
To celebrate the rebirth of The Beats, they are having a party at the Electricity Showrooms on 26th April. If you would like to go, all you have to do is:
Bad News is the first release in 5years on the freshly re-opened The Beats label run by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem formerly holding the like's of Kano, Professor Green, The Mitchell Brothers and Example.
Elro AKA Ian Llewellyn-Rowe is the 22 year old Hip Hop artists from Chepstow, Wales. He is already well established for his 'comical stuff' further to his days of being a stand up comic, you will soon get to appreciate his more serious side too, learning that Elro is diverse enough to work through a mixture of emotions, moods and styles which could pretty much please most of us over-time, so don't make the mistake of judging him from one song alone.
Bad News is an excellent and exciting place to start, with Elro's neat wordplay and his contumacious style of rap that urges to be listened to and understood, blessed with Robert Harvey's astoundingly brilliant vocal skills. The video is directed by Mike Skinner, filmed in what appears to be low level lighting that reminds me of the type of colour picture you'd get on an early 1970's TV, it also happens to blend very well with the moody tones of Bad News with explicit lyrics.
Level Up is the new single by Sway on 3 Beat Records, produced By Flux Pavilion and featuring vocals from soulful newcomer Kelsey McHugh.
Mercury Music Prize nominated rapper Sway, described Level Up saying “The song is about winning, elevation, going from one stage in your life to a better one, I wanted to the capture that moment and that feeling we get when we feel like we've achieved something that will change your life.”
Sway is currently putting the finishing touches to his album ‘Deliverance’. It will be released later this year
Sway ft Kelsey - Level Up is available to buy now on iTunes
To compliment the release of the single Sway will be doing 3 tour dates in London, Glasgow and Manchester over the month of April in conjunction with Live Nation. Tickets for the events can be bought here : http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sway-tickets