Those of you who are revising hard can have something to look forward to once the hard work is over – ChockABlock! One of the most epic underground nights is returning for a one night special to get you in the mood for holiday season.
Going down at London’s Rhythm Factory on June 16, the event will feature a taste of a new club night in Leicester called ‘House-Bound!’ The night hopes to showcase the best of the UK music scene from grime to straight funky house, which will be executed by some of the best in the scene.
Amusingly, the dress code is ‘Salt-N-Pepa swag’; whilst guys should get their ‘RUN DMC’ swagger on and join the fun! Don’t worry if you are boring don’t want to dress up, your usual smart raving attire will do.
The night is only a tenner before midnight and the party don’t stop until 6 in the morning, so make sure you come down (with your I.D) and join us for this one-night-only special!
Check out the line-up below:
MAIN ROOM: T2 (ROLLA COASTA), MARK RADFORD (RINSE FM / CSWS), CARLOS ARIES (HOUSE IS HOUSE), ADAM COTIER (MADE IN SHOREDITCH / SUPER EGO), DJ MAJESTY (AUDIOWHORE), LEE ‘B3′ EDWARDS (HOUSE ENT / CSWS), LANCE MORGAN (HOUSE ON THE STREET)
ROOM 2: LOGAN SAMA (KISS), DJ Q (BBC 1XTRA), ROSSI B & LUCA (HEAVY ARTILLERY / PLANET MU), DARQ E FREAKER (3-D SET), SPOOKY (SLEW DEM), MOTIVE (TRAPSTAR)
The show that turned the UK music industry on its head in 2010 has returned to highlight the achievements of UK MCs from the genres of grime and hip-hop and rank those who shone the most in 2011. For the second time MTV did the almost impossible, yet achievable task of debating, discussing and compiling a list of the Best of the Best UK MCs!
The panel this year consists of the following industry experts, who are leaders in their chosen fields for the biggest companies in our scene: Charlie Sloth-BBC Radio 1Xtra/Radio 1 DJ, Posty-CEO of Grimedaily.com, Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson-Editor of MTV: The Wrap Up, Laura ‘Hyperfrank’ Brosnan-Music Journalist, Morgan Keyz-SB.TV Music Video Director, Nardene Scott-RWD Magazine Senior Writer, The show is once again, hosted by BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Vis.
To compile the list, the panel were asked to select their own 10 individual best MCs of the year based on the following criteria:
Buzz – Which MCs created the most hype online, on TV and in the streets?
Impact – Which MCs influenced the scene commercially and on the underground? Emceeing Ability – Who displayed the best lyrics, flow and content in their music?
Acclaim – Which MCs got the most praise from DJs, journalists, and the fans?
Charisma – Which MCs set trends, introduced new styles and elevated themselves and the scene in the UK and overseas?
Once all the panellists’ nominations, which consisted of 90 names submitted by 6 panellists as well as 3 members of the MTV talent team, were scored and averaged, the 10 MCs with the highest scores were put into descending order from 10-1.
Check out the first 5 MCs 10-6, this Friday at 5pm over on MTV’s urban destination, www.mtv.co.uk/thewrapup.
MCs 5-1 will be revealed on Monday 23, MTV Base, 9.30pm.
Who will be crowned the best MC of 2011? Let the debate begin!