Dizraeli & The Small Gods stream new single ‘Any Day Now’

Dizraeli & The Small Gods are a 6-piece band playing their very own breed of psychedelic hiphop music. With award-winning rapper & multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli on lead vocals and featuring World Female Beatbox Champion, Bellatrix, they are utterly unlike anything you know. Their live show has never failed to bring holy fire to any stage they stand on.

They formed in 2009 when Dizraeli released his debut solo album, ‘Engurland (City Shanties)’. The album featured many of the band members anyway, and they came together to tour the songs from it.

It wasn’t long before they were spurting out new, collaboratively written music, with echoes of their backgrounds in hiphop, folk, jazz, classical, electronic music and all between… An epic album, Moving In The Dark, was born and ECC Records released it in 2013, hooting and bending minds as it went. Tracks were given weighty rotation on 6Music, BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and local radios around the UK.

2014 began for the band with a nomination for the prestigious Songlines Music Awards, and now an even fresher new sound is taking shape – away from the folked sounds of Moving In The Dark and into weirder terrains. Think J Dilla meets Bjork aboard the Jefferson Airplane, and you’re just about circling the turd.

In autumn 2014 the Small Gods embark on The Depths Tour, with a brand new anti-homophobia single and video… It’s about to get swervy.

Watch Dizraeli & The Small Gods’ video for new single ‘The Depths’

Dizraeli & The Small Gods are a 6-piece band playing their very own breed of psychedelic hiphop music. With award-winning rapper & multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli on lead vocals and featuring World Female Beatbox Champion, Bellatrix, they are utterly unlike anything you know. Their live show has never failed to bring holy fire to any stage they stand on.

They formed in 2009 when Dizraeli released his debut solo album, ‘Engurland (City Shanties)’. The album featured many of the band members anyway, and they came together to tour the songs from it.

It wasn’t long before they were spurting out new, collaboratively written music, with echoes of their backgrounds in hiphop, folk, jazz, classical, electronic music and all between… An epic album, Moving In The Dark, was born and ECC Records released it in 2013, hooting and bending minds as it went. Tracks were given weighty rotation on 6Music, BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and local radios around the UK.

2014 began for the band with a nomination for the prestigious Songlines Music Awards, and now an even fresher new sound is taking shape – away from the folked sounds of Moving In The Dark and into weirder terrains. Think J Dilla meets Bjork aboard the Jefferson Airplane, and you’re just about circling the turd.

In autumn 2014 the Small Gods embark on The Depths Tour, with a brand new anti-homophobia single and video… It’s about to get swervy.

Dizraeli & The Small Gods announce video for new single ‘The Depths’

Dizraeli & The Small Gods are a 6-piece band playing their very own breed of psychedelic hiphop music. With award-winning rapper & multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli on lead vocals and featuring World Female Beatbox Champion, Bellatrix, they are utterly unlike anything you know. Their live show has never failed to bring holy fire to any stage they stand on.

They formed in 2009 when Dizraeli released his debut solo album, ‘Engurland (City Shanties)’. The album featured many of the band members anyway, and they came together to tour the songs from it.

It wasn’t long before they were spurting out new, collaboratively written music, with echoes of their backgrounds in hiphop, folk, jazz, classical, electronic music and all between… An epic album, Moving In The Dark, was born and ECC Records released it in 2013, hooting and bending minds as it went. Tracks were given weighty rotation on 6Music, BBC Radio 2, Radio 3 and local radios around the UK.
2014 began for the band with a nomination for the prestigious Songlines Music Awards, and now an even fresher new sound is taking shape – away from the folked sounds of Moving In The Dark and into weirder terrains. Think J Dilla meets Bjork aboard the Jefferson Airplane, and you’re just about circling the turd.

In autumn 2014 the Small Gods embark on The Depths Tour, with a brand new anti-homophobia single and video… It’s about to get swervy.

Trackstorm “Homeland”

Hit close to home with DJ Center Records’ veteran DJ, Trackstorm, as he serves up another sizzling mix with “Homeland”! With a bomb drop, a Melodic break and some sick leads, Trackstorm serves up one atomic kick in this emotional electro house track on DJ Center Records, “Homeland”!

Trackstorm aka Jordan Houyez is a French composer. First influenced by rock bands such as Metallica or Guns n’ Roses, he started playing music
at 8. Thanks to his parents, he took guitar lessons until the age of 15. During that time, he did a few gigs and played in several rock bands but
found it difficult to become integrated due to his young age. Since then, he worked hard to get a Home Studio and started producing his first Hip
Hop beats. Soon thereafter, he quickly caught numerous French rappers’ attention and in 2005, he had 2 Hip Hop compilation albums: “Haute
tention” and “Autoprod 2005” plus works with other artists such as Tyron Carter, for whom he produced 8 tracks of his album in 2007 on Sony BGM.
During the same year, he made music for the European Nike and iPod ads. Following his success, his talent catches M. Pokora’s attention as he
calls him for the track “Through The Eyes”, co-produced by Timbaland in 2008. Since then, Trackstorm has worked with world famous artists such as Diddy, Akon, Craig David, Jason Derulo, Timati, Shontelle, Ja Rule, Kat Deluna, & Kalena (Dirty Money). In 2012, he decided to start a career
under his own name and works and from then on has started on some major projects of his own!

Space Laces – Digital Gangsta

the New Orleans Hip Hop Archive | Mystikal, Mannie Fresh appear in historic Tulane University project

The NOLA Hiphop Archive was founded in 2012 as an effort to collect, document, and make accessible to the public the oral histories of New Orleans’ influential rappers, producers and DJs who helped to create and popularize hiphop and bounce music traditions in the city and beyond. Founded in 2012 by Tulane graduate student, Holly Hobbs, the Archive currently holds more than 30 videotaped interviews with the city’s hiphop and bounce artists and pioneers, including Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, Partners N Crime, Dee-1, Ricky B, DJ Raj Smoove, Nesby Phips, Nicky da B & Rusty Lazer, and Queen Blackkold Madina, star of the Academy Award-winning Katrina documentary, Trouble the Water. In conjunction with materials from the Where They At bounce exhibit, the community-accessible NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive will launch with the support of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in Spring 2014. That means that beginning in the spring of next year, the previous collected interviews––along with Where They At interviews and materials––will be accessible to the public both online and in person at the Amistad Research Center free of charge. The Kickstarter initiative will be used to assist in the collection of an additional 30 new videotaped oral histories, to be completed by the end of 2014, as well as the creation of a digital viewing station, housed in the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University. A donation of any amount toward our successful goal will help to further document and provide support and recognition for these important members of our creative community and beyond. Holly Hobbs is currently completing her PhD at Tulane University and writing her dissertation on post-Katrina hiphop and recovery in New Orleans.

So what happened to hip hop?

Rakim talks about it here. As Diddy says, “Hip Hop is in a recession.” I personally don’t beleive hip hop will ever be where it used to be. The hip hop era is done and soon DJs will all rock on CDJs and DJ controllers.

Eletronica and Dubstep is taking over! Although I do foresee remixes of hip hop tracks mashed up into dubstep.