A.S.K and you shall Receive

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In the mist of the madness that is Entertainment, emerges a saviour. One that will bring organisation to the madness, that will shine the light on the right path, that will inform people on the hottest events, where they are happening and when they are happening……. Who/What is this saviour you may question? Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls your saviour come in no form other than:

http://www.askevents.co.uk is the newest product to come from the brand that is ‘After Skool Klub’. The website gives a well needed insight to the events and promotional world and it provides a platform for all promoters both on and off the university scene to reach and promote to a wide array of audiences as well as being an excellent networking tool, bringing together and uniting people from other industries other than events and promotions the likes of Fashion, Media, Poetry and even Catering (just to name a few). When  we met up with the CEO of the After Skool Club Brand ‘Mr Brown alias D-Bleeze’ to speak to him about the site he stated:

‘Afta Skool Klub will keep you updated with the latest events happening in and around the UK. Bringing the latest mix cd’s from prestige’s DJ’s around the uni scene. Afta Skool Klub provides Event management, fundraising and promotion of the very best standards. All our specialities are at our highest work ethic possible. We know how important every occasion is so we make sure our understanding is on the same wave length in making sure everything runs smoothly and professional.’

The website is definitely recommended if you want to stay in the loop with the goings on in the entertainment scene, for more info just click on one of the links below:

FaceBook – http://www.facebook.com/aftaskoolklub?ref=ts#!/group.php?gid=7271881323

Twitter      -@DBleeze

WebSite    – www.askevents.co.uk

 


Benjart Bubble and Bowl: The BraveHeart Edition

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Benjart is back with another cracking Bubble and Bowl: The Braveheart Edition. The evening is set to be filled with great entertainment and fashion (Benjart’s POP-UP store offering discounts on items). The array of entertainment will include:

  • Bowling
  • Play Pool
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Karaoke
  • Card and Board Games +more

You will also be fortunate to be one of the 1st to witness the brand new  ‘COURAGEOUS BRAVEHEART’ range that will be released at the event. All in all it is promising to be a fantastic event so if you like to have fun and love fashion, this is where it will all be going down on Sunday 6th February at Bloomsbury Lanes, Travistock Hotel WC1H 9EU

For more info on the event just click on the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190972047580019

*Entry Price varies so make your you check out the full details

Tazer: New Kid On The Block

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For those who don’t know or have not heard of Tomi Tazer (pictured on the left), he’s your average 20yr old student who is attending the university of Bedfordshire studying a degree in Media production who’s always had an interest in being DJ, he took his interest, combined it with his love of music and made it happen.  Right now Tazer is part of the new generation of rising stars in the uni scene. It all started in 2009, during his 1st year of uni, he decided to take his interest to the next stage and actually take on the challenge.

‘a big influence that finally pushed me to learn how to dj came from when I downloaded on of the very talented DJ DNA’s mix cd’s (Funkystar vol 5). I listened to it and It really made me feel as if being a dj would be something that I would actually take a deep interest in.’

even after listening to DNA’s mix tapes and being inspired Tazer was still skeptical, it wasnt till he listened to the ‘silver mistletoe’ mix by Don Peps (another well-known DJ within the university circuit) did he actually then decide to take the plunge and just go for it, like any aspiring DJ Tazer started of using the DJ’ing software ‘virtual DJ’ to try to get a feel for it and learn how to mix, Tazer stated:

‘It allowed me to learn the basics but even then everything felt over simplified and too easy. However, I continued using the software in my bedroom doing about 2 hours of mixing a day minimum’

after getting a spot on the local student radio station ‘Radio LAB 97.1fm’ Tazer got the motivational urge to learn how to mix manually. With that challenge being conquered he was ready to let the world know he had arrived, and that’s exactly what he did by releasing his first mix tape ‘Back to Basics: Funky House Vol. One’.

releasing this mix definitely paid off as he was asked to DJ at one of the hottest events on the uni scene ‘Wickedest Skank: The Rebirth’ hosted by none other than DJ DNA (the DJ who inspired Tazer to follow his dream), but it didn’t stop there after Wickedest Skank, Tazer was asked to headline alongside Don Peps at a fresher’s event in Luton (his home turf, uni wise) hosted by Gifted Ents (a local promoter well-known to the university) and Tazer was a smash hit at both events with his DJ’ing skills.

At present you can catch Tazer as the headlining DJ on local Luton radio station ‘JamRock Radio’ along side Derek Owusu and Yinkz Kakuta, the trio are the stars of the show Pure Vybes and can be listened to every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm on www.jamrockradio.co.uk

Tazer is the prime example to the statement ‘anything is possible once to put your mind to it’ 

for more info about Tazer, bookings or to listen to his mixtapes:

FaceBook

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/tadenle

Titter

http://twitter.com/TomiTazer

Make sure to checkout the radio show ‘Pure Vybes’ every Wednesday 6pm – 8pm and show some support.

www.jamrockradio.co.uk

Crepe City 3

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Today saw the return of ‘Crepe City – the london sneaker festival’, celebrating the UK’s underground music and fashion culture. The event was held at the Bar Music Hall in Shoreditch , the event was a place where eager fashion enthusiasts could go and embrace the urban fashion culture. On display was some of the rarest and exclusive sneakers from Jordans to Airmax’s. The movement originally started when 3 guys who all shared the passion for sneakers (trainers) and had an idea that there should be an environment where other enthusiasts can come sell, buy, talk and generally share their passion for the ever so comfortable and popular footwear. Today would have been the 3rd instalment of this unique event with so much more to come in the future. The creators of Crepe City also integrated the ingenious idea of being hosts for some of london’s most successful underground fashion labels, the idea was for these labels to come down and showcase and sell their stuff to an audience who love and support the UK underground scene. Today saw the attendance of labels such as Benjart, Trapstar, VAG, PINS, 360 (pictured below) and many more.

click on the logos below to be redirected to the brands stores for a chance to check out some of their stuff.

 

 

for more info check out Crepe City’s site, just click on the link below:

http://www.crepe-city.co.uk/

Will Kay x OddKingdom

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The underground art world sees the rise of a new contemporary urban artist who goes by the name ‘Will Kay’, the young artist first discovered his talent at the age of 10 whist at primary school but like most youngsters he favoured the life of an athlete much more than an artist, his path was later laid out to him after an unfortunate sports injury lead him back to art and he has never looked back since. From GCSE he took his passion for art to college where he found and developed his drawing style, with this unique style he earned himself a spot at ‘Central St Martins’ (well-known school for young talented artists), after a year there he enrolled at ‘London College of Communication’, recently finishing, gaining a BA degree in design for print. ‘Will Kay’s’ unique style can be described as a fusion between art and graphics, his designs have the style and sharpness of a graphical piece but with a very artistic edge. Will Kay stated that one of his many influences was ‘H.R Giger’ (the concept designer of the alien, from the classic film ‘Aliens’) Giger’s work was described as ‘dark with a gothic influence’ and Will Kay has adapted the same kind of style to his pieces (pictured on the left). Many of Will Kay’s inspiration derives from the underground fashion and music scene and one of the pieces that put him on the map was his poster piece that he illustrated containing some of UK’s hottest up and coming grime artists such as Wiley, Kano, JME and Dizzy Rascal, one of the more recent piece’s he did was on underground UK fashion labels, the piece consisted of  labels such as Trapstar, Benjart, Pins and Ugly Kids Club (the construction of the UK brands piece was documented through film and the finished products are available to view on Will Kay’s site http://www.oddkingdom.co.uk/?page_id=502)

Will Kay is now working on his brand ‘OddKingdom’. Oddkingdom is a brand that offers a selection of services including, Flyer design, Logo design, CD artwork, Will Kay styled illustrations, Digital art, Street fashion photography and much more. The brand will also be looking to soon expand into additional inventive projects, which will include collaborations, Exhibitions, clothing ranges.

Will Kay is defiantly one to keep an eye on as he will be among the first to give a new lease of life to the dying world that is art and will revolutionise art in the urban underground scene.

for more info on Will Kay and the OddKingdom brand just click on one of the links below:

http://twitter.com/willkay_oddking
http://www.myspace.com/willkay
http://vimeo.com/willkay
http://grimepedia.co.uk/wiki/Will_Kay

Make sure you also subscribe to his YouTube channel:

http://youtube.com/wkoddkingdom

Add Will Kay on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=655145228#!/willkay

 

To visit Will Kay’s site jus click on the link below or alternatively click on the image to the right of the page

http://www.oddkingdom.co.uk/

Runaway: Pure Genius or Mad Scientist?

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What is creativity? And what has it become in today’s society? What happened to the freeness of one’s originality?…. In today’s society when real creativity stares at us in the face,we  either look on and applaud or cast away because of the ‘uncommon change’, we simply cannot seem to understand, whether it’s the concept of the piece or we just don’t get the meaning of it, but WHAT IF we confuse what should be creativity with images and emotions connected to forces, beyond us and even beyond this world?

Speaking of one’s creativity, originality, or uncommon displays of forces beyond us and this world, we present to you Kane West’s new 40 minute movie, entitled ‘Runaway’ released October 2010. This movie has been popularly described as ‘weird, confusing, and rather creepy of evil nature.’ Although, some have also commended him on his work, and seen it as expressive of inner thoughts and feelings, creative, and something of positive difference, to your normal movies today. The films main focus is on a winged Phoenix, played by supermodel ‘Selita Ebanks’, which fell onto our earth in a ball of fire in front of Kane West as he was driving (If it were you or me, we would have reversed or ran for our lives, from this mysterious creature in fear) but as the main character of this movie, Kane embraces this creature, took it to his home and made it his girlfriend. through this very strange concept and imagery Kanye sends a message to the audience that sometimes you don’t need to run away from the unknown but instead you can embrace it. Throughout the film it also showed how others reacted to the appearance of creature, because they did not understand what it was, where it came from, and what its purpose was, they feared it. The film is accompanied with tracks playing from his recent album, helping us to understand the feeling of each point, Kanye’s use of language and beats has left a whole lot of speculations as to what messages he was really trying to get through. CHECK IT OUT!

tell us what you think.

 

written by Shurlz Debs, edited by Larry Afriyie

Pen to Paper: Success

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It’s fair to say that Pen to Paper was a raging success, the night was filled with fun, laughter and amazing talent. The showcase showed off some very talented individuals in the fields of poetry, music and drama, the few that stood out for myself included two poets Ezekiel, a young guy who currently attends DMU (Leicester), his poetry was one of the heart speaking on relationships and the pressure that young people are put through to impress their peers ,  Indigo Williams a young lady who spoke about the struggle of the streets  two poets with very different styles but both spoke true on the subjects which hit home with a majority of the audience. other talents included rappers YJ and  up and coming artist Abiade, he is well-known in the Camden area for performing and hosting on several occasions at a showcase dubbed ‘Fat Talent’ which was being held in the area and was also the opening act for new hit sensation, ‘Bruno Mars’. Singer/song writer Raheem Bakaré (winner of ‘U Got Talent’ 2009), warmed females heats by doing a cover of a song by US superstar Tre Songs aswell as introducing the audience to a couple of songs that he composed himself. The night was rounded of by ‘Mo the Comedian’ and  ‘A Dot’, the two comedians with their hilarious stand up truly kept the crowd entertained. All in all hosted by ‘Mr Kookies’ and his team of ladies and gentlemen was a huge hit and proved that the UK has a lot of talent and all they need is the chance to shine, there should defiantly be a lot more event like this. For more info on the some of the talent mentioned above just click on one of the links under their names below.

Abiade

http://www.abiademusic.com
http://www.myspace.com/ABIADE
http://www.twitter.com/ABIADEMUSIC
http://www.reverbnation.com/ABIADE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/ABIADE/537…

YJ

@OFFICIAL_YJ

Raheem

http://www.facebook.com

http://www.facebook.com/group

http://www.facebook.com/Raheem-Bakare-Music

 

The ‘Fat Talent’ showcase is no longer being held in Camden but is relocating to the Shoreditch area so stay tuned to find out  information on it for the near future.

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