This super-slick dj-based rhythm game features music from Stones Throw, Ninja Tune, Ministry Of Sound, Hospital & Om Records! Droppin’ Science DJs Matman & Daredevil produced the majority of the mixes & scratching featured in the award-winning soundtrack to the game!
Skillz is now available for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad – get it HERE for just 69p ($0.99)!
Checkout the trailer featuring a cut-up remix by Dj Matman of ‘Dame Lo’ by Mexicans With Guns (Stones Throw Records):
Droppin’ Science members Matman & Druskillz will be repping out in Croatia in just a couple of weeks to play at the awesome Soundwave festival! The atmosphere out there is incredible, add to that an awesome line up of talent & the beautiful beach-side surroundings, this has to be one of the best summer festivals going. Last we knew there were just a handful of tickets left, so if you’re interested in joining us head over to www.soundwavecroatia.com for more info!
Anyone in Central London this thursday evening should drop by the Upper Playground store and grab a bargain, I’ll be on the decks reppin’ Droppin’ Science between 5-9pm!
The Upper Playground Store is on 31 kingly street, next street up from Carnaby st. in central London, nearest tube Oxford Circus.
Don’t miss out on this one! A full 2 hour show from the Juice Crew legends, + support from Droppin’ Science djs Matman & Daredevil, the doctor Chima Anya (with live band) and DJ 279 – hosted by Big Ted, that’s one crazy line-up!
Get your tickets HERE
Check the facebook event page for more details HERE
Mean Fiddler & Jazz Cafe in association with Droppin’ Science present..
Plus support from:
DROPPIN’ SCIENCE (dj’s Matman & Daredevil)
CHIMA ANYA MBChB (hons) – Live with band
& DJ 279 (Choice FM)
Hosted by BIG TED
Opening doors 8PM until 1.00AM
HMV Forum – London
Friday 22nd June 2012
It’s a Friday night so stick around after the live shows, were gonna party hard after! Get your ticket asap for the hip hop gig of the Summer:
TICKET LINKS : http://venues.meanfiddler.com/the-forum/listings/featured/7095
Check out the facebook event page HERE
“Two of hip-hop’s greatest ever M.C.’s perform live on stage”
BIG DADDY KANE
Kane has undisputedly defined the term “lyricist” in the world of hip-hop. Along with the vocal ingenuity he brought to the genre, he also introduced innovative live performances as well. Kane was not only an M.C but a full entertainer. He revolutionized hip-hop fashion and the way hip-hop shows were performed.
During a career which spans nearly 25 years he’s received several gold albums and endless music accolades including a Grammy award. His catalogue of music consists includes the LP “Long Live The Kane” that features the hit songs “Isn’t No Half Steppin’” and “Raw.” The LP “It’s A Big Daddy Thing” featured “Smooth Operator” “Warm It Up” and the Teddy Riley produced hit “I Get The Job Done.” The LP “Taste Of Chocolate” features “Hard Being The Kane” and “All Of Me” as well as a duet with the legendary Barry White. And most recently 1998s veterenz day.
As a powerful figure in the rap game, Kane possessed a prodigious rhyming technique honed from numerous B-boy battles. Brought up in the tough Bedford-Stuyvesant neighbourhood of Brooklyn. By high school, he had begun writing poetry and looking up to the pioneering rap of Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Kool Moe Dee. As his wordplay improved, Kane was asked to write material for the Juice Crew and Kurtis Blow. By 1988 his songs had been covered by Biz Markie “Vapors” and the notorious “Pickin’ Boogers” and Roxanne Shanté “Have a Nice Day” and “Go On Girl”. After touring as Shanté’s DJ, Kane decided to try rapping.
For his first album, produced by Marley Marl, the songs Kane wrote for himself proved as wide-ranging as those he’d written for others. The macho posturing on “Raw” became his calling card, with the rest of the album ranging from the romantic “The Day You’re Mine” to the cool and funky “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’”. Kane’s subsequent albums relied on a similar recipe. In 1984, he met Biz Markie, and the two struck up a friendship. Kane would go on to co-write some of the Biz’s best-known raps, and both eventually became important members of the Queens-based Juice Crew, a collective headed by renowned producer Marley Marl. Big Daddy Kane is currently working on a new album with his band Connie Price and the Keystone called “The Last Supper”.
The diabolical Biz Markie brings more than 26 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighbourhood under the alias of Biz Markie. His music scene debut began in 1985 as a beat box for Roxanne Shante of the Juice Crew., Biz is the definition of longevity and has managed to remain one of the most notable artists and DJs in the industry. Born to embrace hip-hop, Biz is originally from Harlem and began his journey to musical anarchy, beat boxing his way into hip-hop heads’ hearts and delivering humorous, witty rhymes that made him loveable and admired by music fans all over.
Biz Markie shows no signs of stopping. He currently Djs and performs in club and concert venues all over the world. Biz’s has numerous television credits include MTV2′s Hip Hop Squares, Celebrity House Hunters, “Celebrity Fit Club” and recently Nick Jr’s “Yo Gabba Gabba” doing the beat box of the day. Simply put, Biz Markie is one of the most sought after Entertainers/DJs in the business.
+ SUPPORT FROM..
DMC/ITF Champion DJs Matman & Daredevil take to the turntables to rip it up like only they can – expect to hear hip hop classics mixed with razor sharp cutting and swift blends, including plenty of tracks from the rest of the Juice crew!
One of London’s finest hip hop vocalists Chima Anya will be delivering a special set complete with live band! The fully qualified doctor is a rare talent, his live show is full of energy, dope beats and rhymes – don’t miss it!
London’s legendary DJ 279 will also be on hand to rip up the ones & twos, the number man’s long running ‘Friday Night Flavas Rap Show’ has been rocking the airwaves on choice fm for 2 decades now & scooped many awards & accolades including 3 MOBO nominations!
BIG TED (host)
A long time integral part of London’s hip hop scene, dj for the likes of Ty & Blak Twang, and resident of Supadupafly & The Boom Bap, Big Ted will be hosting the evening’s proceedings!
Before our regular party at the vibe bar this Saturday (Feburary 4th), you can check us out recording our monthly Droppin’ Science Show podcast LIVE from 4-6pm from Central London’s Upper Playground store, 31 Kingly Street (near Carnaby st.) – 2 hours of the freshest hip hop around, mixed & cut up by DMC/ITF Champs & Droppin’ Science residents Matman & Daredevil. Londoners feel free to pop in, or alternatively watch / listen live via www.sensei.fm.
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Check out our previous shows here
Were back! After a brief hiatus the Droppin Science Show returns to Sensei.fm – tune in & watch us in the mix via webcam as we spin the most up-to-date selection of fresh underground hip hop gems around. This month will also feature a special live scratching showcase by DMC/ITF champ & Droppin’ Science resident DJ Daredevil – don’t miss out! Check out our previous shows here.
Next month we will be back to our usual schedule, broadcasting live from the Upper Playground London store every 1st Saturday of the month 4-6pm.
This thursday Skillz the Dj Game will finally be available to buy for Ipad users! Me & DJ Daredevil from Droppin’ Science have been working on the soundtrack for a couple of years now for the Hong-Kong based production company Playpen Studios, creating specially re-edited & cut-up versions of tracks from the likes of Stones Throw Records, Ministry of Sound, Ninja Tune, Hospital Records & Om Records. I’ve been playing a pre-release version of the game for sometime now & I can tell you it’s a whole lot of fun, the control system is extremely intuitive, & a lot closer to the real thing than previous dj rhythm games!
A whole heap of videos have been released from various sources, I’ve posted up a few of my favourite ones I worked on below, check ‘em out!
It’s not often you see a film in which the main character is a dj, one of my favourite hiphop-related movies Juice comes to mind, but that was way back in ’92!
Everywhere & Nowhere is a new british film from ‘Kidulthood‘ director Menhaj Huda starring relative newcomer James Floyd. Before shooting the movie James did his research by hanging out with the Droppin’ Science crew, joining us on our podcast, taking notes at our night at vibe bar & getting a few dj lessons at our homes. We attended the premier this week & can report that he did a great job in the lead role, as did the rest of the excellent cast!
The verdict? an entertaining film with a dope soundtrack that deals with the pressures of a young British-Asian torn between his family traditions, his friends and his love for djing – we recommend you go check it out asap, it opens in cinemas this friday, check www.everywhereandnowheremovie.com to watch the trailer.
Droppin’ Science have been invited to play at this year’s Soundwave Festival in Croatia.
Whilst Daredevil holds the fort back here in London, myself (DJ Nickname) and DJ Matman will be taking the Droppin’ Science sound to Petrcane in July where you will also be able to check out the likes of DaM-FunK, Zero 7, The Cinematic Orchestra and a shed load more!
Tickets are dead cheap for a festival, and they’re selling fast so don’t sleep!