The Doctors Orders were back in the building once again representing the real HIPHOP and this old skool vet came through with pure fire to tear the roof off Jazz Cafe once again, much love to BDK for doing his thing and choking the mic the way he does best, props out to Pete Rock for saying wassup on the night and shout outs to Minx who tore up the mic on stage after Kane heard her spitting on the street from the artist room before the show, BIG UP!
Consisting of the four emcee’s mentioned above, these guys ripped up the stage on Tuesday night, bringing fresh new tracks with that old skool flow, each emcee performed as hard as the next and this was a wicked performance that you just don’t get with the new age shit.
Underground hiphop heads inside the place, DJ Snuff got us ready dropping those old hits on the decks, crowd in anticipation, the Jazz Café was in for a great night. Check out the pics and short vid below.
Opening up the night was DJ Snuff followed shortly by MC Logic, introduced by Rodney P, Logic for me is the freshest guy in UK HipHop right now, straight talk real revolutionary flow, breaking things down nicely to any crowd, hollering PEOPLES ARMY whenever he feels to. Logic got things started nicely, especially when going into his tune bigging up the pioneers in the industry, big tings and I hope to see more of this brudda shine through the music game.
Then miss Aruba Red graced the stage in Vintage style, bringing a more subtle sound to all inside, revolutioanry with her flow also, Aruba has developed and tweaked her sound over time, with all band members fully on point, Aruba set the vibe nicely with her mellow sound.
Hot off tour with Snoop Dogg around the UK, Maverick Sabre returned to good old north London to blow the roof off of Jazz Cafe. I’ve seen many gigs at this infamous venue but this was different, the energy inside created by the sold out crowd, singing along with Mav and the band, created a beautiful atmosphere that was a joy to witness.
Attracting a young and old crowd with all in between, Mav unleashes some classic Motown Soul through the mic, as well as tuning into the dub step frequency when its time to get things bouncing.
All in all a great night for UK music! Big up D and the fam, Peace!
Having photographed J Rocc almost a year ago for the Jazzman mix tape it was a great pleasure to see him back in town alongside 2 other Beatjunkies – DJ Babu and DJ Rhettmatic. Spin Doctor opened up as usual dropping dope beats, the Jazz Cafe was almost full as the Junkies entered and mixed and chopped up everything from classic soul funk to hardcore underground hiphop, maximum respects were shouted out to J Dilla and Guru, two HipHop greats that recently passed away but live on strong in the hearts of many fans. I’ve heard these guys mix before but to see them do their thing live was wicked, some serious scratching skills were taking place, J Rocc had his iPhone 4 hooked up that he was also dropping some effects from, all in all a great set, check out more Beatjunkies on their myspace page.
Very few DJ crews have managed to have such an impact on every aspect of their trade as the “World Famous” Beat Junkies”.
Having cut their teeth as battle crew winning every title imaginable they have gone on to individually record albums (with J-Rocc’s debut due to drop on Stones Throw in March), produce for some of the most incredible MCs around, be part of live acts, most notably Babu as part of Dilated Peoples, Rhettmatic as part of The Visionaries and J-Rocc as the live DJ for Hip-Hop luminaries such as J-Dilla & Madlib, release incredible mixtapes and record brilliant radio shows.
Tonight however it is as a live turntablist club rocking outfit they come to us as J-Rocc, DJ Babu and DJ Rhettmatic show their excellence on 6 turntables while the incredible Rakaa Iriscience controls the mic.
Having toured in every country in the world with a set of decks they are as skilled in bringing dance-floors to a sweaty euphoria as they are any other aspect of their game so once again you are guaranteed The Doctor’s Orders and the legendary Jazz Café have pulled off another coup in having the worlds most respected DJ crew come to convert London onto the addictive Beat Junkies sound tonight.
Witnessing once again the legendary Maceo Parker, funking up London’s Jazz Cafe again and again, it was a blessing to get some shots of this fantastic musician and band.
Straight after the band finished, the people inside remained as the cardboard mat was rolled out on the dancefloor to make way for the two Breakdancing crews about to do their thing, Breakin Bread then took over the show and kept the funk to the max.