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[WAGWAN] Urban Nerds @ XOYO w/ Zinc, Newham Generals, Hot City & more 16/03/11 *£12-15* by wearesme

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

What? Urban Nerds are back at XOYO, heading yet deeper into the underground, with a carefully selected line-up of some of London’s biggest players at the heart of the grime, garage, dubstep, funky and UK bass evolution!

Who? A ridiculous line-up which includes the likes of Zinc, Newham Generals (D Double E & Footsie), Hot City, Engine-Earz-Experiment, Marcus Nasty & more. (Full line-up on flyer, above)

When? Saturday 26th March

Time? 9:00pm – 03:00 am

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

Tickets? £12 Saver & £15 Standard and door

http://www.urban-nerds.com/event/urban-nerds-at-xoyo

SME x

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[VIDEO] Sway freestyles at Lupe Fiasco ‘Lasers’ release show by wearesme
March 10, 2011, 11:30 pm
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“Life a movie, I’m Lucas / I war with any star; can’t put me in a box like new kicks”

Sway came with FIRE at the Lupe Fiasco Lasers release show in New York and had the crowd in the palm of his hand, with this captivating freestyle.

Despite lack of any ‘overground’ recognition in the UK, Sway continues to come with consistent material and his feature on Lupe Fiasco’s new album is a massive achievement for the boy from our neck of the woods; North London. Could 2011 finally be his year? SME hope so.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [NEW MUSIC] Lupe Fiasco feat. Sway & Eric Turner – Break The Chain



[VIDEO] The Strokes Perform On Saturday Night Live by wearesme

The Strokes are well and truly back. Last night they performed on Saturday Night Live.

Being introduced by Miley Cyrus, The Strokes took to the stage to perform the amazing Under Cover Of Darkness followed by Life Is Simple In The Moonlight, another new track off of their upcoming album, Angles. You can watch both performances below

Angles is due to drop at the end of the month. SME can’t wait any longer.

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

www.mixcloud.com/djtp
www.lescratch.com
www.xoyo.co.uk

SME x



[VIDEO] J. Cole freestyles at ‘Roc Nation Presents’ L.A show by wearesme
February 25, 2011, 2:30 am
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J. Cole performed alongside Wale at the House of Blues in Los Angeles last week, as part of a ‘Roc Nation Presents’ evening.

During the show Cole gave an impromptu freestyle with some new big boy bars; “Nigga probably only got arrested for weed and now you’re talking about that don shit / Don Perignon shit / Not gonna cut it like scissors on my lawn shit”. However, we’re not a fan of all the theatrical “woo’s” from the crowd, so ignore them and appreciate the lyrical content!

SME x



[VIDEO] Magnetic Man – The Bug (Live in the 1Xtra Live Lounge) by wearesme

Fresh from blowing the roof off at Brixton Academy on Saturday evening for the NME Awards Tour; Skream, Benga and Artwork popped in to see Trevor Nelson in the 1Xtra studios and were kind enough to give a live performance of their song ‘The Bug’, taken from their debut album Magnetic Man.

Below you can see footage of the performance; a fascinating insight, as they piece the song together as if it were a puzzle. Technology these days!

SME x

SME RELOAD: [REVIEW] NME Awards Tour Brixon 20/02/11



[LISTEN] Jamie xx & Yasmin at the Boiler Room (Live Set + ‘Touch Me’ Cover) by wearesme


This time last week love was in the air on Valentines day and we’ve certainly got love for Jamie xx’s live set at The Corsica Studio’s for the Boiler Room Valentines Session.

And as if having Jamie on the decks wasn’t a sufficient Valentines surprise, he brought along Yasmin to go b2b and perform a new track that they have been working on; a cover of Rui Da Silva’s classic house song ‘Touch Me’.
It is unclear if this brilliant re-work is set to feature on Yasmin’s debut album on which Jamie has been producing, but either way SME hope it gets a release.

Listen to the full set below and check out the video footage of Yasmin’s performance.

Jamie xx 2b2 Yasmin – Valentine’s Special Tracklist

St. Etienne – Only Love Can Break Your Heart (MAW Remix) – Heavenly
Frank Ski – Whores In This House – Deco
Yasmin vs Jamie xx – Rui Da Silva’s Touch Me (Cover)
Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On – Great Jones
Everything But The Girl – Missing (Todd Terry Remix) – Sony
Fulls Swing – Choices – Strictly Rhythm
Kings Of Tomorrow feat. Julie McKnight – Finally – Distance
Gil Scott Heron x Jamie xx – I’ll Take Care Of You – XL
Rosie Gaines – Closer Than Close – Big Bang
Destiny’s Child – Get On The Bus – Elektra
Oxide & Neutrino – No Good For Me – Eastwest
Unknown – Unknown Track
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (Remix) – Mercury
Lovestation – Teardrops (Wideboys 2-Step Mix) – White
The Streets – Weak Become Heroes – Locked On

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Vodpod videos no longer available.

SME x




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