Beat Horizon

at O2 Academy Brixton, London
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London Line up
Yasiin Bey
Goldie
The Pharcyde
Sampa the Great
GZA
Roni Size
Jeru the Damaja
Mala
DJ Storm
Swindle (Live)
Rodney P
Don Letts
Real Roots
Jon 1st
Mt Thing
DJ Questionmark
DJ Cheeba
MC Lowqui
MC Dynamite

Featuring

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def)

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) appearing at this event

The artist and actor formerly known as Mos Def. Previously a member of the Native Tongues Posse, Yasiin is one of world's most talented writers and rappers - 'a visionary whose devotion to hip hop and passion combine with a synergy seldom witnessed in rap history'.

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Goldie MBE

Goldie MBE appearing at this event

Seminal player from Metalheadz, former graffiti artist, breakdancer, godfather of drum'n'bass, occasional visitor to Albert Square and a resident of Celebrity Big Brother, briefly. The legendary UK dance music guru, Goldie, has been at the cutting edge of the drum and bass and jungle scene since it began over 20 years ago.

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Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan)

Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) appearing at this event

Verbal gymnastics and hip-hop mastery from the Wu-Tang member.

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Sampa The Great

Sampa The Great appearing at this event

The rise of Sampa the Great has been spectacular to watch. A young woman from Zambia and based in Sydney, she has set about making music that artfully combines her natural style and energy with thought-provoking, socially-conscious themes. She views music as the language of the soul, transcending borders and acting as an agent for positive change. Born in Zambia and raised in Botswana, Sampa Tembo found a love for hip-hop at an early age, carrying it with her as she travelled and studied. Her upbringing and life experience inform her lyrics, which cover political and societal imbalances in a meaningful way, tackling heavy themes with a light touch. It’s a quality that runs through her recent debut release The Great Mixtape, produced by fellow Sydney-sider Godriguez. Sampa delicately entwines her poetry through each beat, playfully switching styles to ensure it engages you on every level. Like her many influences - both musical and political - Sampa hopes to inform and inspire, delivering her message in a way that is bold yet inclusive. “I’m great,” she proclaims, not as a boast but instead a rallying call. “You’re great. We’re great.”

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Roni Size

Roni Size appearing at this event

Bristol native Roni Size is one of the most respected junglists, with production credits spanning dozens of labels, projects, and releases, from stripped-down underground classics like Time Stretch to the smoothly sophisticated Top 20 UK pop hit Brown Paper Bag. Although not as quick to rise to acclaim as peers such as Goldie and LTJ Bukem, Size's influence as a producer, label owner, and committed underground magnate figured him as one of the emerging sound's true pioneers. The breakout success of his debut album New Forms -- a Top Ten hit in the UK, where it also won the Mercury Prize -- vaulted him to a greater degree of popularity than any other drum'n'bass producer. After a break during the early 2000s, Size resumed activity with new productions, a reworked version of New Forms, and performances that continued to fuse electronic and analog elements.

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The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde appearing at this event

Boasting a collective stream-of-conciousness flow, a shared love of freaky humour and fearless penchant for exposing emotions, The Pharcyde has proved itself to be one of hip hop's few originators.

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Mala

Mala appearing at this event

As the boss of Deep Medi Musik and co-founder of DMZ, Mark Lawrence is one of the most respected men in the dubstep scene.

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Swindle

Swindle appearing at this event

Grime and funk don.Swindle was first introduced to a mixing desk and home recording by his older brother and his father, a major influence and mentor began to teach him how to create music using a wide range of different music styles, ghosting the works of the likes of BB King and Quincy Jones. Since then, his career has really taken off. The musician's debut album 'Long Live The Jazz' fused an awareness of grime's various offshoots with a clear love for jazz fusion, resulting in a dexterous - and enormously brave - record. This album then became his calling card, and later joined Mala and his live band which opened up his mind to a whole new side to music. Bringing an intriguing fusion of dubstep and bass on top of his signature jazz beats, his new LP features collaborations with grime sensation JME, as well as Flowdan, and TC.

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Jeru The Damaja

Jeru The Damaja appearing at this event

One of hip-hop's greatest with a contentious and unambiguous attitude to politics, socialism and race issues.

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Don Letts

Don Letts appearing at this event

The legendary Don Letts introduced reggae to punk, managed the Slits, played music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S'Express.

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DJ Storm

DJ Storm appearing at this event

DJ Storm (aka Jane) has established herself as one of the leading female drum'n'bass DJs in the country. One half of the pioneering Kemistry & Storm, they teamed up with Goldie on the Metalheadz drum'n'bass label. Following Kemistry's death in 1999 (killed in a car accident while returning from a performance with Storm), Storm has continued to break new ground with her awesome sets.

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Rodney P

Rodney P appearing at this event

Rodney P cut his teeth as a member of the late-80s hip-hop act London Posse. He has been touring constantly since then, as well as being involved in making radio documentaries and recording collaborations with artists such as Bjork and Roots Manuva. His solo material blends reggae and hip-hop to create intelligent music people can party to.

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Mr Thing

Mr Thing appearing at this event

Winner of the DMC Scratch Championship 2000 and current holder of the DMC World Team Scratch Championship with The Scratch Perverts. Mr Thing never fails to engage the crowd with his winning combination of hip hop and funk spiced up with his legendary mixing and scratching skills.

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MC Dynamite

DJ with Talking Loud and Full Cycle.

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Also Appearing

Supa Dupa Fly, DJ Cheeba

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