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90% #OutOf100 – Six Rounds by Marcus Flemmings

Six Rounds pulls no punches in setting the tension right from the start by stating the riots that occurred in the London boroughs in 2011 was sparked by the murder of an unarmed Mark Duggan by a Metropolitan police officer, a tragedy which still strikes an uneasy chord in many people. This initial tension cleverly intensifies in the next scene which reminiscent of the opening sequence in Raging Bull (1980); Martin Scorsese’s cinematic masterpiece; shifts focus onto two Boxers in a ring slugging it out trying to be first in landing the penultimate deciding blow. A duelling theme definitely seems to be intrinsically woven throughout the piece...

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90% #OUTOF100 AKS EP – Train of Thought

Following his much regarded debut EP, Modes of Transport: The Bus Stop British Hip Hop artist AKS finally returns with his highly anticipated sophomore release, the second project in his three-part, Modes of Transport series – entitled, Train of Thought. Having recently featured on the J the Exodus EP, Heart’s Desire, it only served to whet the appetite in anticipation for his new material and, Train of Thought fails to disappoint. It boasts production from long-time collaborator DemDrums, newcomer Kefas and AKS himself who effortlessly delivers intoxicating poetry woven together like a visual tapestry, infused with soulful, jazz tinged production throughout. Setting the tone instantly on the opening track, Train...

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#TBB10 With New Eclectic UK band All Change – Bringing That Alternative Musical Fusion

All Change are a new unsigned five piece Rap Rock band from London, England, consisting of two front men, a guitarist, bassist and drummer. They have crafted a raw and anthemic sound, that builds upon their foundation, through incorporating the influences from various other genres. February 8th 2017 saw the official release of their debut single, Chains. The premise of the song is to highlight our desire to break free from the intra-personal struggles that we all face each and every day. Chains is a track that definitely appeals to the alternative crowd, uniquely utilising a creative fusion of...

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80% #OUTOF100 – Eneeks EP – My Queen, My King, My God

My Queen, My King, My God is a classy EP debut release on Tokyo Dawn Records from UK artist Eneeks who collaborates with Personal Life producer Robert Strauss to orchestrate the production. It’s a clean, laid back EP that sets the tone from the uplifting first track ‘Get up’, a conglomerate of jazz, funk and vocoder sounds, expertly executed to great effect. Eneeks compliments this showcase of sound by going deeper with his poetry and subject matter which serves as the EPs theme from start to finish. He manages to embark the listener on a soulful odyssey through his eyes,...

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90% #OutOf100 – TBB Reviews Live VR Experience, Time Run The Celestial Chain

The world of interactive entertainment is becoming more virtual with an ever increasing amount of people being drawn to wanting to experience simulated escapism using the latest in cutting-edge VR technology. It’s ironic however that arguably the most effective virtual game experiences, are still attained with less gimmickry, and more plain old fashioned teamwork. The latest offering, Time Run The Celestial Chain, sets out to achieve this by incorporating The Crystal Maze style escape rooms and tasks which test your team’s collective dexterity. It’s less of a game and more of a live experience, that forces you to think on your feet. Upon arrival at its headquarters...

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Football Legend Cyrille Regis Discusses BBC Documentary, Whites Vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation

As part of the Black and British season, the BBC will air a one-off documentary, Whites Vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation. Which focuses on the football match that took place, May 16th 1979, between an all-white team against a team of entirely black players, for Len Cantello’s testimonial at West Bromwich Albion.
Cyrille Regis, was one of the players…

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80% #OutOf100 – Nick Hook’s Debut Album, Relationships

Nick Hook’s first full length debut is a 16 track fusion of 80s synth sounds and bassy hip hop tracks together with a nice array of guest features that doesn’t disappoint. Ironically entitled Relationships, it features a host of collaborations and guest appearances throughout, notably the late DJ Rashad who worked with Nick before his untimely death in 2014 and features on the opening and final track of the album. UK Grime MC Novelist also makes an appearance along with Deftones’ Chino Moreno amongst many others. The album’s style is an eclectic mix of electronic, hip hop dance beats, which...

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Akala Performs Epic Adaptation of New Graphic Novel ‘Visions’ at London Comic Con

Every now and then, a progressive artist comes around, to push the boundaries of the art form further; raising the bar. BAFTA and MOBO Award-winning hip-hop artist Akala, who debuted at this year’s MCM Comic Con Expo, to perform his graphic novel, Visions live, certainly seems to fit that profile.

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