Two of the hottest producers in the world are coming to London to battle each other head to head at this completely unique event. With a catalogue of hits for the biggest names in the game these two legendary beatsmiths are showing their skills on the decks as they go up against each other in a display of skills and selection in true soundclash style.
Just Blaze is one of the most creative forces in the game. Having cut his teeth in the late 90’s creating underground bangers for the likes of Buckshot. His distinctive sound soon caught the ear of the big players in the game and he soon had beats featured on albums for the likes of Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg, Big Pun & Jadakiss. It was however as an in house producer with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella records that he really made waves producing instant classics for Kanye West, Cam’ron, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel and of course the main man himself Jay-Z who has featured Just Blaze beats on 6 of his last 7 albums, all of which have gone platinum!
The Jersey born producer, also known as the Megatron Don, has a distinctive soul drenched sound that still bangs so hard that it rocks dance-floors across the globe as shown by what is already the biggest tune of the year so far Jay Electronica’s “Exhibit C”. He will no doubt be treating a packed house to a fantastic mix of his own productions and the influences behind them in this exclusive sound-clash set.
The Alchemist, as the name would suggest has a knack of turning things into gold, in his case samples and loops. Having got his start in the production game under the tutelage of two of the biggest names in the game, DJ Premier and DJ Muggs, this California native has made a name for himself for rough Boom Bap style hits. Through his work on albums for underground favourites Dilated Peoples & Defari he came to the attention of Mobb Deep who chose two beats to feature on the classic Murda Muzik, The Alchemist has not looked back since.
With a resume that now reads like a who’s who of Hip-Hop including work with Nas, Ghostface, Lil-Wayne, Emimen (for who The Alchemist was tour DJ), Big Pun, Fat Joe & Raekwon to name just a few this is going to be a battle between two of the most respected names in Hip-Hop right now that is going to have to be seen and heard to be believed.
Providing the warm up for this incredible night of Hip-Hop are three of the most respected names in the UK scene; Spin Doctor, Mr Thing & Chris P Cuts. With a wealth of experience on radio but most importantly rocking clubs up and down the country they will all be making sure that this side of the pond is well represented while in such distinguished company.
SPIN DOCTOR’S TOP 10:
1- Jay-Z: Public Servive Announcement (Black Album)
2- Jay Electronica: Exhibit C (Act III)
3- Joe Budden: Pump It Up (Joe Budden)
4- Keith Murray: Yeah Yeah You Know It (He’s Keith Murray)
5- Eric Sermon: React (React)
6- Freeway: Flipside (Philadelphia Freeway)
7- Jay-Z: Girls, Girls, Girls (The Blueprint)
8- Snoop Dogg: Lolipop (Paid The Cost To Be Da Boss)
9- Talib Kweli: Never Been In Love (Beautiful Struggle)
10- Cam’Ron: Oh Boy (Come Home With Me)
1- Dilated Peoples: Worst Comes To Worst (Expansion Team)
2- Prodigy: Keep It Thoro (HNIC)
3- Jadakiss: We Gonna Make It (Kiss The Game Goodbye)
4- Pharoah Monch: Desire (Desire)
5- Dilated Peoples: Back Again (20/20)
6- The Alchemist ft Prodigy: Hold You Down (1st Infantry)
7- Ghostface Killah: The Forest (Bulletproof Wallets)
8- Mobb Deep: Win Or Loose (Americaz Nightmare)
9- Big Noyd: The Grimy Way (Lyricist Lounge 2)
10- Mobb Deep: Thug Muzik (Murda Muzik)