Friday, 31 October 2008


Every so often I find myself unmotivated and uninspired. Then something like this comes a long.

Monday, 27 October 2008

T to the O/M-B/that's we/so Shh Hut Yuh Muh


JME's debut solo album was released this year & in support of it, he head on a nationwide tour playing some of the UK's biggest clubs. Tomb Crew opened the show up for the Boy Better Know superstar & as you would expect, things got hectic. I was only there for two of the dates, so I'll fill you in on what happened on one of them (Nottingham).

As we kicked off the show, the crowd were anxious. They'd be listening to about an hour of old school rap & most of them looked frustrated/confused. It was a very young crowd (what with it being a 14+ gig n all), but they got skanking as soon as the first tune dropped.
Within a few minutes, hands were in the air, people were all over the place & it was rowdy as anything. A mosh pit even broke out. It was sweaty business, but you dun know the Tomb Crew DJs kept the pace going.
Seeing as our legions of screaming fans couldn't get enough
I figured it was only right, I get in & join them.
After skanking amongst the youngsters, I headed back to the stage to introduce the star himself, Jamie Adenuga. He killed it with such hits as Serious, Juju Riddim & The Wiley produced 1,2,3.

Big thanks to all who attended & shout out to JME, Julie, Maximum & all at Boy Better Know

Sister Act


Kid Sister's "Pro Nails" was a huge tune in clubland & was loved by bloggers & fans alike. Upon its release however, it failed to light up the charts (this might have something to do with the fact Kanye West gave away more than a million free copies of it on his tour, but who knows).
Despite that, it's lived on through club nights & MTV & now has a new lease of life, through this: The Rusko remix. An absolute banger of a tune, this takes all the best elements of the original & fuses them with Rusko's signature sound. Listen out for this absolutely destroying the speakers at your local disco.

Kid Sister- Pro Nails (Rusko Remix)

Via Pinglewood


TC - Where's My Money (Caspa Remix)

Tune of the year? That's perhaps a bold statement in a year that's seen Eastern Jam,Wearing My Rolex & others tear up dancefloors, but damn this kills it every time! We've played this at a few shows now & every time, someone comes up to me and asks what it's called. Now you know. ENjoy :)

Oh & as a bonus, here's what I think of whenever I hear that phrase:

Friday, 17 October 2008

Tale Of Two Cities


As most people know, we Tomb Crew are a globetrotting bunch. This past couple of weeks has been mental though! So, I thought I'd let you know about two of our most recent gigs.


We started the week in Manchester for an event called Monday Murkage. It's all put together by a guy called Dave Lewis, who is very big in the game (remember that name,cos he's taking over!). The night featured us & Skepta, so I don't have to tell you it went off! The crowd in Manchester are freakin awesome & they skanked like there was no tomorrow. Then, we finished the night with fried chicken, which is given away free at every Monday Murkage! :)


We stayed the night in Manchester, where I went to visit my mates at my old job (a comic book shop) & found this bargin:

The following day, the crew was split into two. J@Peg & I headed to Bristol to play a top secret gig for Topman(!) & Sugarbear & Chunk headed to Leeds with the Bigger Than Barry crew. I can't tell you how the Leeds gig went obvs, so maybe one of the other two will do a post. Bristol, however, was AMAZING. The crowd were great, the venue was amazing & we got free drinks. Including crates of Vitamin they let me have!

On the way back, J realized he'd left nearly a 100 quids worth of records in Bristol

But, then we called the venue & they'd found them!

So, all in all, an amazing start to the week. What was not so amazing, was how I felt at work the next day.

But, that's another story...

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Back in the Day Part.2

Following on from B.B. Manik's post here's a couple more Tomb Crew favourites that can't be forgotten.

Sunship - Try Me Out (Let me Lick it)

Doolally - Straight From the Heart

and one from the darker side

Corrupted Cru - G.A.R.A.G.E (DJ Narrows Remix)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Back In The Days

It's far too easy nowadays to get into the whole "things aint like they used to be" state of mind, when looking at the current state of grime/dubstep/garage etc. But, I don't think where the scene(s) has moved to is a bad thing at all. It's just evolution. And with artists like Durty Goodz, P. Money, DMZ & others about, it's hard not to get excited about bass music.

Still, I do remember simpler times & they do bring a smile to my face. So, here's something for you lot that remember garage's glory days. & for the kids too young to remember, time to get educated:

Shaun Escofery-Space Rider (Mj Cole Remix)

Lonyo - Summer Of Love

Cleptomaniacs- All I Do (Bump and Flex Dub)