DOOM / MADLIB / J ROCC / FREDDIE GIBBS / HMV FORUM / OCTOBER 12th
Saturday October 12th 2012
Soundcrash presents the biggest Hip Hop line-up of the decade…
MADLIB (medicine show ft. Freddie Gibbs)
JNEIRO JAREL (live)
plus special guests
8pm – 2am
HMV Forum, 9 – 17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY.
Tel: 020 7428 4099
Tickets: Advance £28.50 // M.O.T.D. // available from:
Soundcrash are very pleased to announce an exciting addition to the DOOM October 12th show, making for a night that is a heavyweight contender for hip hop show of the decade! Before DOOM takes to the stage the Californian DJ, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, and music producer MADLIB will present his Medicine Show for the first time in the UK alongside Freddie GIbbs and J Rocc. This will no doubt be a night no one will forget any time soon!
DOOM is the new alias of New York producer and rapper Daniel Dumile Thompson, who has previously worked under various pseudonyms including MF DOOM, VIKTOR VAUGHN, DANGER DOOM (with Danger Mouse) and MADVILLAIN (with Madlib). An essential and outlandish figure in underground hip hop, he always covers his face behind a Dr Doom mask and has created his own universe centered around the world of comic books and Japanese monsters. His unconventional approach, linguistic dexterity and sick flow have gained DOOM an army of ardent fans from many different corners of the music world, and counts musicians of the caliber of Thom Yorke as some of his biggest supporters. With new album “KEY TO THE KUFFS” in collaboration with Jneiro Jarel dropping on Lex Recordings later this year DOOM is as influential and relevant as ever.
Madlib certainly doesn’t require an introduction. One of the most prolific artists in hip hop, Madlib has been a man of many aliases beginning his music career in the early 1990’s. Releasing his first proper album as Madlib in 2002, setting himself apart with his future thinking and individual approach to production. A year later he teamed up with the late hip hop producer J Dilla, cementing the duo’s project Jaylib to wide acclaim. During this period Madlib also collaborated with a myriad other world renowned hip hop artists including Mos Def, De La Soul, Ghostface Killah and Talib Kweli. In 2004 he partnered up with DOOM to record ‘Madvillainy’ making for one hip hop’s most influential albums of recent years. Bringing us to today where Madlib can be found regular collaborating with the likes of Erykah Badu and Joyce Moreno. On October 12th Madlib will be joined on stage with the dynamic MC and long term collaborator Freddie Gibbs to present his Medicine Show exclusively for Soundcrash.
One of the original turntablists, J. Rocc founded the Beat Junkies in 1992 with Melo-D and Rhettmatic, but has done just as much on his own as in a group setting. He began DJing in the mid-’80s and shortly after formed the Beat Junkies, who became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop. In addition to numerous mixtapes and his own production for Stones Throw releases, J. Rocc has been the DJ for Madlib’s live shows since the early noughties, and was the 3rd member of Jaylib alongside Madlib & J Dilla during the group’s live events. J. Rocc is currently working on a solo album for Stones Throw.
Jneiro Jarel is the Philadelphia-based hip hop producer also known as Dr. Who Dat? , famed for for his abstract style and eclectic production range that takes influence from Jazz, Afro-Brazilian music and Abstra. Upon moving to NYC in the early 2000’s he caught the attention of Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy) and opened up for Julie Dexter at Hank’s event “Soul Vibration”. The rest as they say is history.
Kieren Dickins aka DELS is a new type of rapper (which is another way of saying that he’s more than just a rapper). Applying the kind of attention to detail, micro-management and macro-vision which Jay-Z used to build a business empire, DELS makes art. Popular art mind you, but art all the same, with emotional peaks, musical innovation and surreal, brilliant lyrics, held together by such a unique, such a strong vision.
Jehst certainly needs no introduction. With a captivating stage presence to match his studio persona the self-styled High Plains Drifter fast became a cult-phenomenon on the live-circuit, garnering a reputation that would go on to see him billed alongside some truly iconic artists; from living legends of Reggae Lee Scratch Perry and Max Romeo, to Hip Hop pioneers KRS One and De La Soul and today’s Dubstep super-stars Skream and Benga, to name a select few.
Rightfully gaining recognition as an impeccable DJ and go to tastemaker, Kutmah has long established himself as a dominant force on the turntables and mixing desk. Long established as the DJ’s DJ, Kutmah is slowly but surely winning over a whole army of fans in London and beyond with his quickfire and seemingly impossible brand of mixing. As a founding member of the LA beats scene Kutmah’s Sketchbook parties helped kick start a now global musical movement. Now is the time for Kutmah himself to take it to the next level.
Having crafted a name for himself since the release of his “The Incoming EP” Illum Sphere has become one of the UK’s most hotly tipped producers. When he’s not heading up Manchester electronic melting pot Hoya Hoya he can be found remixing the likes of Radiohead, Martyn and Kuedo. Illum Sphere was recently described as “one of the most special and unique artists to come out of the UK” by Hyperdub’s Ikonika.
This is a night for all discerning music fans, you won’t want to miss this.
Event: Soundcrash presents
Line-up: DOOM, Madlib Medicine Show, Dels, Jehst, Illum Sphere, Kutmah plus special guests
Date: Saturday October 12th
Times: 8pm – 2am
Venue: HMV Forum
Address: 9 – 17 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1JY.
Tel: 020 7428 4099