Spotify’s “Who We Be” Wins Q Award

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potify last night was crowned winner at the annual Q Magazine Awards, held on The Roundhouse in Camden, London, within the Best Festival / Event category presented by Pretty Green Clothing.

Seeing off stiff competition from some of the UK’s most popular events including All Points East, British Summer Time, Isle Of Wight Festival, Latitude Festival and RIZE Festival, Spotify’s Who We Be was the international music platform’s first time as a nominee within the category. The award was picked up by two of the performers from Who We Be’s first live show – Stefflon Don and Bugzy Malone.

The inaugural Who We Be Live was held at London’s Alexandra Palace on 30th November 2017, bringing together the best of hip hop, grime and R&B from the UK and beyond. The 10,000 person sell out show featured performances from Bugzy Malone, Cardi B, Dizzee Rascal, Giggs, J Hus and Stefflon Don with the showcase solidifying Spotify’s position as a key player within the live events category.

“We’re honoured to receive such a prestigious award for Who We Be Live and I want to thank each and every person who helped us bring the playlist to life in such an unforgettable way. The first show was a fantastic success that we’re all very proud of and we’re looking forward to showcasing the very best of hip hop, grime and R&B for many more years to come.” – Austin Daboh, Head of Shows & Editorial at Spotify UK

Spotify Presents ‘Who We Be Live’ 28th November 2018

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Spotify today announces its biggest ever live UK show, Who We Be Live, taking place on 28th November at London’s Alexandra Palace presented by Live Nation. In celebration of the very best in hip-hop, grime and R&B from the UK and beyond, this year’s event brings together an amazing line up of both UK and international artists together under one roof. Tickets go on sale on 5 October at 10am at

This not-to-be-missed event will bring to the stage some of Who We Be’s most popular acts, including AJ Tracey, Craig David, French Montana, Ghetts, Lethal Bizzle, Not3s, NSG, Raye, Tory Lanez, who together boast over 1 billion UK streams and over 3 billion globally on Spotify.

Last year, Spotify kicked off its live debut with the very first Who We Be Live. The inaugural show sold out Alexandra Palace, and saw unforgettable performances from the likes of Cardi B, Giggs, Dizzee Rascal and J Hus. This year Who We Be expanded to two events, with a show at Birmingham’s O2 Academy in June, featuring Jaykae, Mabel, Lotto Boyz, Ms Banks, Sneakbo andYungen.

Austin Daboh, Head of Shows and Editorial in the UK said: “We’re really excited about returning to Alexandra Palace for the second instalment of Who We Be live. The line-up represents the very best of both national and international artists, and we are thrilled to be bringing a stellar line-up of artists together for this event.”

Tickets for Spotify Presents ‘Who We Be’ go on-sale to the general public on Friday 5 October 2018 at 10am at

Brighton Music Conference Announced for 2019

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Brighton Music Conference, the UK’s foremost electronic music conference, has announced a venue change for its sixth year. BMC19 will take place at British Airways i360 beachfront complex from Wednesday 24 th April to Saturday 27 th April 2019, following its most successful year to date in 2018.

After 5 years at the Brighton Dome, Brighton Music Conference will be taking over the
British Airways i360 venue space and restaurant and are offering ‘golden tickets’ to launch ticket sales on Thursday 27 th September for next year’s event. The 50 golden launch tickets will include entry to a VIP panel and exclusive networking party 450 feet above Brighton in the i360 Pod observation tower with a secret DJ.

The special BMC Professional ticket also includes entry to the Professional Conference
plus Academy Theatre 1 and 2, the Focusrite/Novation Theatre, all BMC evening networking events, Demo zone including DJ and music tech and services, plus BMC Goodie Bag and BMC Event Guide. Academy 2-day passes will also be on sale.

Sponsors of BMC19 include Focusrite/Novation, Sharp Stream, HMUK, PRS for Music,
Loopmasters, Pioneer DJ, Plugin Boutique, and Horus Music (panel sponsor). Charity
partners include Audio Active, Help Musicians UK, Last Night A DJ Saved My Life.
Conference partners include ACS, Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), Beatport, Berlin, British Airways i360, Defected Records, DJ Growth Lab, Hideout, Hospital Records, MonoKrome Music, Patterns, Rubadub Records & Music Technology, R&S Records, Shogun Audio, Tempest Inn, The Arch, Toolroom Academy, Ultra Music, Wunderland, Women In Dance Music Collective, Media Partners include BN1 Mag, Data Transmission, DJ Mag, MusicTech, Skiddle and more.

Chip Announces Live Show @ O2 Ritz Manchester on 4th September

Chip will be hitting Manchester on Tuesday 4th September 2018, along with special guests. Live from the O2 Ritz, the North London MC will hit the stage.

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Grime Originals Announce September 22nd London Line Up

Grime Originals are set to hit you with an all star line up for their Brithday Bash on September 22nd.

MC’s include:
Sharky Major
President T
Killa P
Flirta D
Tommy B
Reece West
And many more.

DJ’s include:
Rude Kid
Melody Kane
DJ Argue
And more.

Don’t Flop Present "Closed Set" Grime Event on 4th August

Don’t Flop bring positive vibes and negative bars in thier Closed Set Grime event featuring some of the most lethal MC’s at The Engine Rooms on Bow Road.

Artists on the night include:

D Power
Flirta D
Manga Saint Hilaire
Little Dee
Ten Dixon
And many more.

With DJ’s such as:
DJ Scrivs
DJ Umpah
Filthy Gears
Kirby T

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Eskimo Dance Announces Australia Tour

Eskimo Dance is set to hit Australia for 4 dates in October!

Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are the selected cities. Get your tickets via

Tickets on Sale for Bugzy Malone’s B. Inspired Tour

Tickets are on sale now for Bugzy Malone’s B. Inspired Tour, which starts on the 10th October!

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Flava D Presents 13 Flavas at XOYO

XOYO announces a 13 week epic event with your favourites with the legendary Flava D! 

13 Flavas will include Grime acts such as:
AJ Tracey
P Money
Lady Leshurr
Logan Sama
And more! 

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