We Are S.M.E

[SME INTRODUCING] Run Jack Run by wearesme

Left to Right: Maz, Skip, Scout

Who? Run Jack Run is a 3 man band made up of two brothers: Skip & Scout (Singers & Professional Actors) and Maz (Producer/DJ). All music is written, produced, performed, mixed & mastered by RJR.

Yard? North London

Signed? It’s only a matter of time

Sounds Like? Grindie

Big Tune? Howl

Not only are SME proud to call these talented chaps our friends, but we also have the pleasure of hearing the amazing results of their new project Run Jack Run and bringing it to the entourage first.

We’ve been waiting patiently for some time as the boys worked hard on this project; desperate to hear the fruits of their labour. But being the perfectionists that they are, we knew it was going to be worth the wait and they certainly didn’t disappoint, going live today with their new website and material.

Below is their debut music video titled Howl, shot and directed by Rohan Blair-Mangat. Atmospheric, artistic, inspirational. And that’s just the video. The song draws on different emotions through Skip & Scout’s contrasting styles over Maz’s productions.

And as if that wasn’t enough, below are some more snippets of what’s to come from the band:

More Run Jack Run:
Official Website
Who Is Scout Blog


[BIASED REVIEW] We Are S.M.E Blog Party Volume 2 18/02/11 by wearesme

After nursing some serious hangovers and using the time bed-ridden to piece together what actually happened on Friday night; we are now able bring you the following review…

There’s a phenomenon known as ‘sophomore slump’ – it’s best described as the collective apprehension that the second outing of something will fail to live up to the first effort. Bands have succumbed to it (‘difficult second album syndrome’) and so have newly promoted football teams who decide to finish in the top half of the table in their first season.

Would the We Are S.M.E Blog Party Volume II fall victim to the dreaded deuce? Would the loyal entourage be demanding compensation even though the party was free? Err, nah! To say the urban soiree popped off would be an understatement (the photo’s on the flip prove we’re not being biased).

Queen SME, DJ Steffie kicked off proceedings at our second home – Villian in London’s Shoreditch – with her usual hype and super-permed ‘fro. She was joined at the turntables by long time friend and collaborator Jason Taylor, the energy they gave off was mad – the two of them seemingly morphing into one filth-playing, skank-inducing DJ. Amongst this all was an impromptu rendition of Drake from SME, the vocal similarities were uncanny and it has to said that if SME ever fall on hard times, at least one member will find work as a Drake tribute act.

Not satisfied with providing the entourage with a skankathon, SME decided to throw a bit of history in the mix by reuniting resident DJ TP with DJ Marek after seven long years. Pretty much every man, woman and child (who let the kid in?) who heard them thought we were making the reunification up. Bringing with them a 3rd CDJ to act as hype-man, they were seamless; picking up where they left off all those years ago. And as if their serious set wasn’t enough, the pair produced our Volume 2 mixtape which went like hot cakes.


[LISTEN] The Streets – XFM Live Session by wearesme

Mike Skinner is in the process of ‘doing the rounds’, promoting his final album ‘Computers and Blues’ after announcing the retirement of The Streets.

Whilst also taking over The Guardian music blog this week, Mike popped in to the XFM studio and performed a few tracks in a Live Session which you can listen to below.
He performed 2 new joints; OMG and Going Through Hell and 2 old school numbers; Blinded By The Lights and Dry Your Eyes.

Mike has a bit of a light hearted poke at himself at the end of Blinded By The Lights; his age being something he is concious of now and the defining factor in him retiring The Streets.


SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] The Streets last song ‘Close The Book’
SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] The Streets – Computers and Blues (Full Album)
SME RELOAD: [FREE DOWNLOAD] The Streets – Cyberspace and Reds

[VIDEO & FREE DOWNLOAD] The Streets take over Guardian Blog & release final song ‘Close The Book’ by wearesme

Depending on whether you see the glass as half empty or half full; today will either be a great day or a very sad one for you. And before this becomes a counselling session; we’re only referring to The Streets fans!

Today marks the release of The Streets last ever album ‘Computers and Blues’ (preview it in full HERE). Mike Skinner has officially retired from The Streets.

To celebrate this fact, Mike has been invited to take over The Guardian’s music blog for the whole week. Today he released a video telling us what we can expect in the coming week, along with announcing a new song that will probably be the last ever track from The Streets. He had planned to include the track titled Close The Book at the end of ‘Computers and Blues’, however having thought about it he “realised it would be shit”. His words, not ours!

In the video, he also declares that Ghostpoet is currently his favourite MC alongside Drake; an incredible seal of approval for SME’s latest interviewee! (Read our exclusive interview here)

Check out both the video and the new track below:

Vodpod videos no longer available.

*click arrow in player to download*

www.guardian.co.uk/music/streets-takeover – keep it locked.


SME RELOAD: [SME MEETS] Ghostpoet *Exclusive Interview*
SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] The Streets – Computers and Blues (Full Album)
SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] The Streets – Computers and Blues (Interactive Video)

[WAGWAN] We Are S.M.E Blog Party – Volume II @ Villain, Great Eastern St, EC2A 3HX – 18/02/11 – FREE by wearesme

‘Wagwan’ – Bastardization of “What’s going on?”

e.g: “Wagwan my brotha” – Courtesy of Urbandictionary.com

That’s right, its on! We Are S.M.E Blog Party – Volume II.

After the success of Volume I and the sheer demand for more, SME have decided to throw you guys another FREE party to show our thanks and appreciation for supporting our blog.


[NEWS] Coca-Cola Christmas Twitter Campaign in London by wearesme

Someone from Coca-Cola was clearly in attendance of our We Are S.M.E Blog Party in Shoreditch on Friday night, because in news released today, Coca-Cola is giving people the chance to post messages on its infamous electronic sign in London Piccadilly via Twitter.

O.K, so the electronic sign in Piccadilly is a lot more glamorous than the projector in Villain (East Village) but SME set trends, remember that!

The campaign, created by design agency Sedley Place, allows consumers to tweet their Christmas messages to the official Coca-Cola Twitter account (@cokezone) for the opportunity to have it displayed on the electronic sign.

Those who are lucky enough to have their tweets displayed will receive a direct message from Coca-Cola and their message will be shown on the sign five minutes later.

Tweets can also be viewed live on their website, www.cokezone.co.uk/piccadilly, via a webcam set up to film the sign.

The campaign runs until 23 December.

SME’s are currently in talks with our lawyers regarding the matter.

Oh and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! @wearesme


SME RELOAD: We Are S.M.E Blog Party 26/11/10 with Live Twitter Feed

[FREE DOWNLOAD] We Are S.M.E Volume 1 (DJ TP Mix) by wearesme
November 28, 2010, 8:44 pm
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As promised to those who didn’t get a CD on Friday night and for those who lost theirs in a drunken daze at some point during the night; here are the free download links for ‘We Are S.M.E Volume 1’.

The CD is mixed by our main man DJ TP and is full of bangers to get you skankin; including his now famous Tempz and Swedish House Mafia mashup.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

For those who want to download the mix as 1 whole mp3 click this link:


And for those who would rather have the individual tracks to burn to CD, click the link below:



Magnetic Man ft Katy B – Perfect Stranger
Usher – DJ got us falling in love (Acapella)
Deadmau5 v Far East Movement – G6 ‘n’ stuff
Swedish House Mafia v Tinie Tempah – Miami 2 Ibiza
Rhianna – Only girl in the world (Acapella)
Afrojack – Take over control
Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
Duck Sauce v Michael Jackson – Beat it Barbra!
Zinc ft Ms Dynamite – Wile out
Steve Angello – Knas
Gyptian – Hold yuh (Major Lazer remix)
Katy B ft Ms Dynamite – Lights on
Stromae – Alors en danse (Instrumental)
Dizzee Rascal – Holiday (Acapella)
SX – Woooo riddim
Kano – ft Chase & Status – Spaceship
Gorillaz – Doncamatic (Joker remix)
Swedish House Mafia – One
Tempa T – Next Hype (Acapella)
Tinie Tempah – Written in the stars (Instrumental)
Eminem ft Rhianna – Love the way you lie (Acapella)
Rusko ft Amber Coffman – Hold on (Sub Focus remix)
Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Boom! Shake the room (Kanji Kinetic remix)
DJ Marky – LK (La Karolina Bella)
Drake – Better find your love (Acapella)



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