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Free music festival comes to Hackney

Free music festival comes to Hackney

BBC Radio 1’s Big weekend will be coming to Hackney next summer to coincide with the run up to the Olympics.…

Stag and Dagger festival hits Shoreditch

Stag and Dagger festival hits Shoreditch

If your exams are over today or you fancy pulling a ‘sickie’ and taking a long weekend, then head down to Shoreditch.…

Dubstep’s down to earth UFO

Dubstep’s down to earth UFO

Ahead of the release of record label Hessle Audio’s compilation CD on…

Rhythm of London week launched underground

Rhythm of London week launched underground

A week of musical fervour was kicked off on Saturday, with a young man from Tower Hamlets among the 50 young musicians performing at the Busking Underground event.…

La Fete brings the African beat back to Open the Gate

La Fete brings the African beat back to Open the Gate

La Fete is back once again this month and continuing in its mission to bring the best African inspired music to Open the Gate in Dalston.…

Lasting legacy of UK’s most influential reggae singer

Lasting legacy of UK’s most influential reggae singer

One of the UK’s most influential reggae singers, who made his name with a Lewisham based sound-system, was found dead at his home on Tuesday. The tragic demise of Smiley Culture sent shockwaves across the reggae community at the start of the week, with tributes appearing online within an instant of the…

La Fete’s hypnotic grooves help raise awareness of vital cause

La Fete’s hypnotic grooves help raise awareness of vital cause

La Fete's world music vibes strike up again to help a vital cause.…

Preview: La Fete charity bash at Open the Gate – WIN tickets!

Preview: La Fete charity bash at Open the Gate – WIN tickets!

This Saurday Focus Organization again takes hold at Open the Gate for a night, of dance-floor friendly world music, all in the name of charity.…

Can anybody find me… somewhere to go?

Can anybody find me… somewhere to go?

If that’s the tune you’re singing then the answer is yes. Longing for the rock and roll escapism of the past? Then head to Brick Lane and travel back to the ‘70s and ‘80s and experience the blissfully electrifying world of Queen.…

Tahya Masr! Bass music backs the Egyptian revolution

Tahya Masr! Bass music backs the Egyptian revolution

East London DJs are hosting a club night dedicated to the Egyptian revolution this weekend. Tahya Masr! takes place on Friday night at the Apiary in Hackney. It features a host of the city’s most forward thinking DJs, with all proceeds going toward Egyptian Association UK, a charity supporting families…