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Review: Breton’s ARi – a late contender for EP the year

Review: Breton’s ARi – a late contender for EP the year

Learned musos, enthusiastic journalists and square eyed bloggers all release end of year lists in December in an attempt at charting the best records of the previous 12 months.…

Eliminator Expo celebrate east London music at Rhythm Factory

Eliminator Expo celebrate east London music at Rhythm Factory

Eliminator Expo are no strangers to the East London music scene, having hosted three successful nights – I ♥ East London – dedicated to all things musical is housed within a suitably intimate, gritty venue.…

Do You Heart East London? Garage and electro in Whitechapel

Do You Heart East London? Garage and electro in Whitechapel

Sweaty garage rock, snarling vintage synthesizers, pitch-bending guitars and grating electro pulses abound at I ♥ East London. This rhythmic night of live music held on the first Thursday of every month on Whitechapel Road, spreads the passionate message that East London is an exciting place to be for creative…

Pick of the Line 25/11 – 01/12

Pick of the Line 25/11 – 01/12

Thursday 25th - The Heatwave presents ‘Hot Wuk – Sticky’s Birthday Bashment!’ Friday 26th - Visit Vyner Street Saturday 27th - No Pain in Pop presents ‘Nail the Cross’ festival Sunday 28th - Lotte Anker, Ikue Mori and Steve Noble @ Café Oto Monday 29th - Pint @ The Dog…

Terror Danjah talks to ELL about his milestone new album

Terror Danjah talks to ELL about his milestone new album

On the opening track of Terror Danjah’s new LP, Undeniable, MC Dream Mclean spits “I been waitin’/but I swear down/this is the grand opening/and I’m here now.” The statement is apt not only for the aspiring lyricist Mclean, but for Terror Danjah (pronounced “danger”) himself. Although the veteran grime producer…

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Mad Professor’s Dub Club

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Mad Professor’s Dub Club

Sorry, this competition is now closed. Win tickets to Mad Professor’s Dub Club at the Clocktower Arts Centre, Croydon, on Friday night with East London Lines. First ten people to post their name and email in the comments field below will get a pair of tickets, simple as. Move quick,…

Scientist Launches Dubstep into Outer Space

Scientist Launches Dubstep into Outer Space

Some readers might find the following statement a little unbelievable but Croydon, South London, will collide with Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday. Scientist, the legendary dub-reggae producer and protégé of King Tubby, has just released an album which fuses the respective sounds of two cities a world apart – and he’s…

Damon Albarn and all his virtual friends play packed out O2 show

Damon Albarn and all his virtual friends play packed out O2 show

One of the reasons people go to gigs is to see their favourite band in flesh, performing in front of their very eyes. In the case of Gorillaz, I didn’t know what to expect from a virtual band of comic book characters who inhabit a fictional universe. And I presume…

Guerrilla gigs planned for this month’s Sampler festival

Guerrilla gigs planned for this month’s Sampler festival

Fans of spontaneous live music will be pleased to know that two guerrilla gigs are taking place in Brockley this Saturday, as part of the month-long, Lewisham-based Sampler festival. Chen Ying Chuang will be making appearances at the Brockley Jack theatre and Mr Lawrence Wine Bar on Brockley Road between 6pm and 9.30pm, showcasing…

Free party tonight with Grime stalwart Terror Danjah

Free party tonight with Grime stalwart Terror Danjah

East London grime heavyweight Terror Danjah celebrates the launch of his new album with a free party at East Village in Shoreditch on Wednesday. The record, titled Undeniable, collects the most recent workings of a producer widely hailed as one of the originators of the grime sound. Released via Hyperdub,…