Holdin' Court 8th Birthday!

Holdin' Court 8th Birthday!

Holdin' Court 8th Birthday
We are pleased to return in 2017 with our 8th Birthday Celebration at Readipop in Reading!

Joining us on the night...

Louie G Presents Mulato Music
The highly distinctive Louie G is a former member of the rap crew Rough Phy5ics alongside DJ Dixie, DJ Juice, Boxclever & Rio T. With past releases on Cup of Tea Records, Boot Records, Scenario and Pepa Records working perhaps most notably with producers Doctor Zygote, Jazz T, Blufoot, DJ Juice, Natural Selection and plenty more besides. On 3rd February 2017 Louie G will be presenting a 4 piece Funk/Hip-Hop collective comprised of highly skilled and carefully selected musicians.

Host: Ash The Author

HOLDIN' COURT & AUDIO DANGER RECORDS: SKUFF'S LEVEL LP [LONDON] LAUNCH

Coming up on Friday 26th February we have Skuff's Level LP [London] Launch at Stereo 92, Stoke Newington.

Support on the night comes from Inja, Stakka Lyrics and Kimberley Newell plus an all star open-mic cipher. Don't miss it!

Click the image above to visit the Facebook event page.

PIONEERS HISTORY DANCE & HOLDIN' COURT PRESENT:
TWILIGHT FIRM SOUNDSYSTEM

We are proud to be teaming up with Pioneers History Dance for a collaboration event scheduled as part of this years Pioneers History Dance Festival.

Pioneers History Dance Festival will run over three days from the 25th - 27th September 2015. This will be their third year celebrating and educating the history and evolution of dance and Hip-Hop culture and our third year of involvement in the festival. This time, we're joining forces on the Saturday evening of the event to bring people together to honour some true pioneers of British Hip-Hop.

Beat producers The Twilight Firm are a North London based production team who are responsible for helping to shape the sound of early British Hip-Hop.

This event will be a celebration of sound system culture, demonstrating the music that influenced and inspired these DJ’s to go on to produce their records.

Having not played together since the 80’s, this will be a reunion as well as a night for the lover of good music!

This event is the pre-screening party to the cinema premiere of Yo! To The Twilight Firm on Sunday 27th September at The Ritzy Cinema.  A documentary focusing on their largely untold story.

We've seen it and it's excellent and well worth checking out! What better way to do that then on a big screen!

Anyone attending the festival during the day at Black Cultural Archives will receive 10% off food at The Ritzy between 6 and 7pm, before this event starts!

DJ’s:

Brian B (Twilight Firm)
DJ Devastate (Demon Boyz)
DJ Fingers (Sindecut)
DJ Shep (Holdin’ Court)

Saturday 26th September 2015
Upstairs at the Ritzy

7:00pm – 1:00am

£5 OTD


Tweet us:
@PHDEvents
@HoldincourtHQ

Facebook event pages:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1652845981598835/
https://www.facebook.com/events/974800529228542/

      

  
     
    
       
        
           
        
           
                
           
        
           
        

        

       
    
     
  


      ELSIE #3 THE STICKER ISSUE   Just over a year ago, an email popped up in our inbox here at HCHQ from a man named Les.  He wrote of how he had captured an image of a sign that was covered in stickers while in London shooting some street photography. He asked if one of the stickers was ours and explained he'd found our website and subsequent email address while searching for clues as to who the people behind the stickers may have been.  At first we were pretty skeptical, but after a few Google searches and a few more emails backwards and forwards, we invited Les to one of our events to find out more about Holdin' Court [and so we could find our more about him]. He told us his aim was to document this meeting as part of his journey for a future issue of his magazine Elsie...  Elsie #3 The Sticker Issue was released earlier this week and is available from   www.elsiemagazine.com

ELSIE #3 THE STICKER ISSUE

Just over a year ago, an email popped up in our inbox here at HCHQ from a man named Les.

He wrote of how he had captured an image of a sign that was covered in stickers while in London shooting some street photography. He asked if one of the stickers was ours and explained he'd found our website and subsequent email address while searching for clues as to who the people behind the stickers may have been.

HOLDIN’ COURT’S ILLEST OF 2014 Our pick of the illest from the UK in the year 2014. Mixed by Holdin’ Court resident DJ Ivan6. Featuring - Melanin 9. Jack Jetson. Benaddict. Dubbul O. Pro P. Luca Brazi. Cappo. Fabz. Black Josh. Archetype. Cutta Chase. The Bluntskins. Jehst. Mnsr Frites. Strange U. Fliptrix. JImmy James. GG Peney. This is a free download, as always. Here

HOLDIN’ COURT’S ILLEST OF 2014

Our pick of the illest from the UK in the year 2014. Mixed by Holdin’ Court resident DJ Ivan6.

Featuring - Melanin 9. Jack Jetson. Benaddict. Dubbul O. Pro P. Luca Brazi. Cappo. Fabz. Black Josh. Archetype. Cutta Chase. The Bluntskins. Jehst. Mnsr Frites. Strange U. Fliptrix. JImmy James. GG Peney.

This is a free download, as always. Here

FISH PWS TRIBUTE & FUNDRAISING EVENT We are ‘Holdin’ Court’ on November 7th to represent a real stalwart of British hip hop. Producer, DJ, writer, activist, fan and promoter. The sad news of his passing has cut like a knife and the soul aim of the night’s show is to ease the burden, at least financially, on his family. We, his friends, have put together a scorching line up of cats who knew Fish that we hope will get you through the door so that we may pass all proceeds on in the hope of covering his funeral costs, with a little left over to donate to M.I.N.D. You know Holdin’ Court, you know who we got playin’. We aim to praise Fish as he deserves… and that’s word. The cost of entry is £10 on the door at Hysteria in Dalston. 18+ only. R.O.A.R – For those of you who would like to support this tribute to FISH PWS but are unable to attend the event, you can now send a donation to MIND via this webpage, set up by his family: Click HERE – Updates & more info: @holdincourtHQ

FISH PWS TRIBUTE & FUNDRAISING EVENT


We are ‘Holdin’ Court’ on November 7th to represent a real stalwart of British hip hop.

Producer, DJ, writer, activist, fan and promoter. The sad news of his passing has cut like a knife and the soul aim of the night’s show is to ease the burden, at least financially, on his family. We, his friends, have put together a scorching line up of cats who knew Fish that we hope will get you through the door so that we may pass all proceeds on in the hope of covering his funeral costs, with a little left over to donate to M.I.N.D. You know Holdin’ Court, you know who we got playin’. We aim to praise Fish as he deserves… and that’s word.

The cost of entry is £10 on the door at Hysteria in Dalston.
18+ only. R.O.A.R


For those of you who would like to support this tribute to FISH PWS but are unable to attend the event, you can now send a donation to MIND via this webpage, set up by his family:

Click HERE


Updates & more info:
@holdincourtHQ

AN ANTISOCIAL RADIO SHOW Since May 2014, Antisocial producer Fish has been broadcasting a weekly radio show playing a diverse mix of rock, funk, soul, reggae, rap, jazz, blues, psyche, soundtracks, cover versions - in fact pretty much anything with heavy drums - that reflects his musical influences whilst attempting to steer clear of the obvious songs that seem to be constantly played on the airwaves.  To us, it’s simply one of the best weekly radio shows around..   The Antisocial Show is broadcast live in the Manchester area from 12pm - 1pm (GMT) on ALL FM 96.9 and is also available to listen to at: mixcloud.com/antisocialfish Further, you can view a new video for the Efeks track Contemporary Classic also produced by Fish by clicking here.

AN ANTISOCIAL RADIO SHOW
Since May 2014, Antisocial producer Fish has been broadcasting a weekly radio show playing a diverse mix of rock, funk, soul, reggae, rap, jazz, blues, psyche, soundtracks, cover versions - in fact pretty much anything with heavy drums - that reflects his musical influences whilst attempting to steer clear of the obvious songs that seem to be constantly played on the airwaves.  To us, it’s simply one of the best weekly radio shows around..
 
The Antisocial Show is broadcast live in the Manchester area from 12pm - 1pm (GMT) on ALL FM 96.9 and is also available to listen to at: mixcloud.com/antisocialfish

Further, you can view a new video for the Efeks track Contemporary Classic also produced by Fish by clicking here.

PHYLUM - 14 YEARS OF HIP-HOP IN GUILDFORD This October, UK club night Phylum turns 14 years old! To celebrate, the event founders, MRfame and Jazz T have put together a run of events that include Micall Parknsun, Durrty Goodz, Dirty Dike, Chester P and Jam Baxter. More importantly Phylum is returning to a monthly format with an event first Saturday of each month throughout 2015 at the Keystone in Guildford. Very few things hip hop in the UK have lasted 14yrs! To give you an idea during 2000, Club night Kung Fu was the place to be in Camden, Braintax label Low Life Records was at its peak releasing tracks such as the seminal Taskforce anthem Graf Da Bus Up / Wha Blow on 12”, Out Da Ville were on heavy rotation on MTVBase and the Nokia 3310 was the hottest mobile on the block! If you ever shotted or did pirate radio you will recognise that mobile. Kung Fu, Lowlife, Out Da Ville and the 3310 are distant memories now! Phylum is in a truly unique position for UK hip hop club nights; still putting on shows 14 years down the road with newer labels such as High Focus, newer media platforms like facebook / youtube and new clothing labels such as Squared Roots leading the new school. Between 2000 – 2009 Phylum saw a slew of artists perform including; Jehst, Rodney P, Lewis Parker, Asavior, Tommy Evans, Klashnekof, Kzya and seperately as Terra Firma with Skribla, Danny Breaks, Mr Thing & Yungun, Prime Cuts, Mark B, Blade, First Rate, Respek BA, Freestyle (of the Arsonists), Yeshua, Huggy Bear, Jzone, Harry Love, Mystro, Skinnyman, Skitz, Million Dan, Jimmy Screech, Verb T, Kashmere, Diversion Tactics, Taskforce and many more. Phylum is excited to be returning to their first home The Keystone (although it was called The Powerhouse back then) in Guildford. Jazz T & MRfame really hope to keep up their tradition and legacy providing only the hottest shows around. Starting with Micall Parknsun, Durrty Goodz and Dj Jazz T to show case a brand new Parky & Durrty collaboration EP on Sat 4th Ocotber. To keep up to date with all things Phylum hip hop then join the new facebook page.

PHYLUM - 14 YEARS OF HIP-HOP IN GUILDFORD

This October, UK club night Phylum turns 14 years old! To celebrate, the event founders, MRfame and Jazz T have put together a run of events that include Micall Parknsun, Durrty Goodz, Dirty Dike, Chester P and Jam Baxter. More importantly Phylum is returning to a monthly format with an event first Saturday of each month throughout 2015 at the Keystone in Guildford.

Very few things hip hop in the UK have lasted 14yrs! To give you an idea during 2000, Club night Kung Fu was the place to be in Camden, Braintax label Low Life Records was at its peak releasing tracks such as the seminal Taskforce anthem Graf Da Bus Up / Wha Blow on 12”, Out Da Ville were on heavy rotation on MTVBase and the Nokia 3310 was the hottest mobile on the block! If you ever shotted or did pirate radio you will recognise that mobile. Kung Fu, Lowlife, Out Da Ville and the 3310 are distant memories now!

Phylum is in a truly unique position for UK hip hop club nights; still putting on shows 14 years down the road with newer labels such as High Focus, newer media platforms like facebook / youtube and new clothing labels such as Squared Roots leading the new school.

Between 2000 – 2009 Phylum saw a slew of artists perform including; Jehst, Rodney P, Lewis Parker, Asavior, Tommy Evans, Klashnekof, Kzya and seperately as Terra Firma with Skribla, Danny Breaks, Mr Thing & Yungun, Prime Cuts, Mark B, Blade, First Rate, Respek BA, Freestyle (of the Arsonists), Yeshua, Huggy Bear, Jzone, Harry Love, Mystro, Skinnyman, Skitz, Million Dan, Jimmy Screech, Verb T, Kashmere, Diversion Tactics, Taskforce and many more.

Phylum is excited to be returning to their first home The Keystone (although it was called The Powerhouse back then) in Guildford. Jazz T & MRfame really hope to keep up their tradition and legacy providing only the hottest shows around. Starting with Micall Parknsun, Durrty Goodz and Dj Jazz T to show case a brand new Parky & Durrty collaboration EP on Sat 4th Ocotber.

To keep up to date with all things Phylum hip hop then join the new facebook page.

FISH - BROKEN MAGIC A couple of weeks back, our bald headed mate up North released Broken Magic, a collection of remixes and never-heard-before tracks for a Name Your Price download over on Bandcamp. The impressive project that will no doubt be slept on by the majority of people who would otherwise really appreciate this type of thing, features Holdin’ Court co-founder Doctor Zoots, Boombap Professionals Elliot Fresh and Efeks.  TNC’s Dayse & Aver and a load of other skilled linguists.  Support this release! Go take listen for ya'self.. Antisocial Music Bandcamp

FISH - BROKEN MAGIC

A couple of weeks back, our bald headed mate up North released Broken Magic, a collection of remixes and never-heard-before tracks for a Name Your Price download over on Bandcamp.

The impressive project that will no doubt be slept on by the majority of people who would otherwise really appreciate this type of thing, features Holdin’ Court co-founder Doctor Zoots, Boombap Professionals Elliot Fresh and Efeks.  TNC’s Dayse & Aver and a load of other skilled linguists. 

Support this release! Go take listen for ya'self..

Antisocial Music Bandcamp

OUR NEXT EVENT! We’ve just announced our very next event.  In Just over a months time we’re back at Hysteria, Dalston with Jack Jetson of the label Real Life Drama.. This month we’re switching things up, collaborating with Bring Da Ruckus and taking over the whole of our regular venue. OVERGROUND (main bar): DJave will be spinning classic Hip-Hop party rocker vibes overground in the main bar area. Expect all those classic 90’s golden era throw-back jams to get down to. UNDERGROUND (basement): Hailing from Nottingham, currently residing in Leeds City we have rapper Jack Jetson (Real Life Drama Records). Jack released his ‘High Five’ e.p in 2012 as a free download and since then has worked with Leaf Dog on the album ‘Adventures of Johnny Strange’ which dropped back in May 2014 and since August has been available on vinyl. Mr. Rive plays an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, neo-soul and nu-jazz. He demonstrates a deep understanding of music and rhythm due to his Cape Verdian routes. His notable ability saw him play regularly alongside Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) and hold down his own show on Invader FM. Updates & More Info: @HOLDINCOURTHQ @MASSIVEARMS

OUR NEXT EVENT!
We’ve just announced our very next event.  In Just over a months time we’re back at Hysteria, Dalston with Jack Jetson of the label Real Life Drama..

This month we’re switching things up, collaborating with Bring Da Ruckus and taking over the whole of our regular venue.

OVERGROUND (main bar):
DJave will be spinning classic Hip-Hop party rocker vibes overground in the main bar area. Expect all those classic 90’s golden era throw-back jams to get down to.

UNDERGROUND (basement):
Hailing from Nottingham, currently residing in Leeds City we have rapper Jack Jetson (Real Life Drama Records). Jack released his ‘High Five’ e.p in 2012 as a free download and since then has worked with Leaf Dog on the album ‘Adventures of Johnny Strange’ which dropped back in May 2014 and since August has been available on vinyl.

Mr. Rive plays an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, soul, hip hop, neo-soul and nu-jazz. He demonstrates a deep understanding of music and rhythm due to his Cape Verdian routes. His notable ability saw him play regularly alongside Jazzie B (Soul II Soul) and hold down his own show on Invader FM.

Updates & More Info:
@HOLDINCOURTHQ
@MASSIVEARMS

EXPANSION SOUND VOLUME TWO New sounds from Holdin’ Court resident DJ Ivan6 alongside South London beat-head Gonzi. A chilled jazz sampled instrumental perfect for that late night tube journey home. DLR is featured on Expansion Sound Vol.2 featuring dope sounds from the likes of Ackryte, DistantStarr, Sir Froderick, Robot Orchestra, Mecca:83 aka Rise, Handbook, Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble & more! Double-click here or on the image above. Digital download and Limited Edition Cassette available Here

EXPANSION SOUND VOLUME TWO

New sounds from Holdin’ Court resident DJ Ivan6 alongside South London beat-head Gonzi. A chilled jazz sampled instrumental perfect for that late night tube journey home.

DLR is featured on Expansion Sound Vol.2 featuring dope sounds from the likes of AckryteDistantStarrSir FroderickRobot OrchestraMecca:83 aka RiseHandbookBuscrates 16-Bit Ensemble & more! Double-click here or on the image above.

Digital download and Limited Edition Cassette available Here

WORDPLAY MAGAZINE 13 After months of painstaking graft and numerous hurdles, issue 13 is finally ready for general release. As the first to include a cover price the team behind Wordplay hope this will allow them to invest more in the culture they strive to uphold and display. The brand new issue of the infamous Wordplay Magazine features huge features from the real world of Hip Hop & more.. + The return of WORDPLAY SESSIONS VOL. 4 free CD by DJ Fingerfood, with the usual list of exclusive tracks. Featuring The Four Owls, Jack Jetson, Black Josh, Fliptrix, Paro, Lee Scott, Bva, Life MC, Ramson Badbonez, Index, Stinkin Slumrok & many more. Get yours now at Suspect Packages Also! Read the Holdin’ Court Presents: Boom Bap Professionals event feature on the Wordplay Magazine Website HERE

WORDPLAY MAGAZINE 13

After months of painstaking graft and numerous hurdles, issue 13 is finally ready for general release. As the first to include a cover price the team behind Wordplay hope this will allow them to invest more in the culture they strive to uphold and display.

The brand new issue of the infamous Wordplay Magazine features huge features from the real world of Hip Hop & more..

+ The return of WORDPLAY SESSIONS VOL. 4 free CD by DJ Fingerfood, with the usual list of exclusive tracks. Featuring The Four Owls, Jack Jetson, Black Josh, Fliptrix, Paro, Lee Scott, Bva, Life MC, Ramson Badbonez, Index, Stinkin Slumrok & many more.

Get yours now at Suspect Packages

Also! Read the Holdin’ Court Presents: Boom Bap Professionals event feature on the Wordplay Magazine Website HERE