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[WAGWAN] Rock The Belles @ East Village – Eliza Doolittle & SME’s Steffie 25/03/11 £7-£8 by wearesme

Rock the Belles brings together the hottest female DJs, bands, designers and creatives for a genre-defying monthly celebration of the girls who are making their mark on the music industry.

What? Rock The Belles has gained some incredible press over past months and March promises to be no different with Eliza Doolittle on the decks, free fabulous nail art courtesy of nail boutique du jour Wah Nails, give-aways from Ltd Watch and some other big name brands, a pop up photo shoot, DJ battles, and a host of amazing live acts and djs.

Who? Eliza Doolittle, Jayelldee, LeaLea Jones, Scarlett Lapidus, Emily Rawson, DJ Afropunk, DJ Fearney & DJ Steffie (SME).

Also on the night: DJ battle featuring Suki Bedeaux VS Raggs VS Rivah Kray (Work It) VS Foxx. Hosted by Poppy Lafond & Holly Chavez.

When? Friday 25th March 2011

Time? 9:00pm – 03:30 am

Where? East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC21 3HX

Tickets? £7 Advance, £8 on the door – http://www.rockthebelles.com/

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SME x



[WAGWAN] Le Scratch w/Artwork (Magnetic Man), Roska, SME’s DJ TP & more @ XOYO 04/03/11 £8-10 by wearesme

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What? Le Scratch is a fresh monthly event which mixes the hottest Hiphop, Dubstep & Bass influenced music with live art installations from hyped London illustrators & artists. All artwork, posters & shoe customisations made on the night will be given away on the night…

Le Scratch will have a massive music & creative focus with cutting edge performers, bands, artists, live installations & very special high profile guest DJs.

This month sees Artwork of Magnetic Man headline the night, but more importantly SME’s very own DJ TP will be competing in a DJ battle on the night! Expect to hear more of the mash ups, samples and tight mixing that most of you will have already heard from him on our SME Volume 1 & 2 Mixtapes.

The DJ battle is won based on crowd reaction so come and join the entourage to support TP with your gun fingers and loudest zoop zoop at the ready.

Who? Artwork (Magnetic Man), Roska (Rinse FM), DJ Snips, Sarah Young, Emily Rawson, Chima Anya, Jo’Leon Davenue, Mlk N Crl, Queens English, Camouflage Children and SME’s very own Mixtape murker; DJ TP.

When? Friday 04th March 2011

Time? 9:00pm – 03:00 am

Where?XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AP

Tickets? £8 Advance HERE or £10 on the door

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www.lescratch.com
www.xoyo.co.uk

SME x



[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.

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[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.

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[WAGWAN] Rock The Belles @ East Village 28/01/11 – Yasmin single release & DJ battle with SME’s Steffie by wearesme


‘Wagwan’
– Bastardization of “What’s going on?”
e.g: “Wagwan my brotha” – Courtesy of Urbandictionary.com


Rock the Belles brings together the hottest female DJs, bands, designers and creatives for a genre-defying monthly celebration of the girls who are making their mark on the music industry.

What? Rock The Belles launch night on Friday 28th January including Yasmin’s official single launch with live show and dj set. Aaaand more importantly, come and support SME’s very own belle Steffie in a DJ battle on the night!

There will also be live performances from other artists, a free nail boutique, pop up photoshoot and giveaways throughout the night.

Who? Yasmin, Steffie, Kayper, Nikki Beatnik, Work It Girls, Emily Rawson, Chasing Pluto, Defunkto, Kazabon

When? Friday 28th January 2011

Time? 9:00pm – 03:30 am

Where? East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC21 3HX

Tickets? £6 Concession & flyer b4 10pm, £8 on the door, £5 after 1:30am.

Come join us for a sick night and to support out girl Steffie smash it on the decks!

SME x



[VIDEO] J.Cole Interview with Grime Daily after supporing Drake @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo by wearesme
January 11, 2011, 8:16 pm
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Fresh off stage from supporting Drake on his first ever London gig at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Friday night (SME were there!), J.Cole joined Grime Daily for a quick interview to talk about his thoughts on the London crowd, his humble beginnings and signing to Roc Nation.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [GIG REVIEW] DRAKE & J.COLE @ HMV HAMMERSMITH APOLLO 07/01/11



[GIG REVIEW] Drake & J.Cole @ HMV Hammersmith Apollo 07/01/11 by wearesme

SME had been eagerly awaiting this date for quite some time. Friday 07th January 2011; Drake would perform his first ever show on U.K soil. It was Drizzy time.

The queue was, for lack of a better word, HENCH! Roughly 45 minutes later, we got through the doors and were greeted by the oh so welcoming and in no way irritating voice of Tim Westwood. The Big Dawg dropped a few big hip-hop beats to get the crowd in the mood.

Drake’s good friend J.Cole came along for moral support and it has to be said; he stole the show.

Appropriately opening the show with the track ‘Welcome’, taken from ‘The Warm Up’ mixtape; Cole brought real energy to the stage and went on to give an inspired ‘real hip-hop’ performance.

We felt his enthusiasm and energy; the crowd we’re loving every minute. And it was great to see an abundance of J.Cole fans in the crowd who sang along to every song. Quite the contrary to what he said when he took to the stage; ‘”most of you are probably thinking who the f**k is this guy”. Give yourself some more credit son!

In his 30 minute set, J.Cole performed a few older tracks along with fan favourites from the brilliant ‘Friday Night Lights’ mixtape. The 2 stand out tracks from the performance and those which had the crowd buzzing were inevitably ‘In The Morning’ (for which sadly Drake didn’t appear to perform his verse) and ‘Higher’. You can see footage of both below.


J.Cole gained a lot of new fans after this polished performance. And for those who are already big fans like SME; he only further reaffirmed the opinion that he may well justify the title that some have given him as ‘The saviour of Hip-Hop’. Now he’s signed to Roc Nation, there is no limit to what he can achieve. Here’s to real Hip-Hop!

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