Foreign Beggars - The Uprising.
London-based, critically acclaimed U.K. rap/grime/dubstep group FOREIGN BEGGARS is gearing up to release their hotly anticipated album THE UPRISING October 1 via the deadmau5-helmed mau5trap label. Having built a revered reputation over the last decade for their versatility, prolific creativity and high-octane live shows, FOREIGN BEGGARS continue to push the envelope with THE UPRISING, progressing from their roots in underground hip-hop to an eclectic and visceral fusion with electronic music that has seen them go from strength to strength. THE UPRISING marks the latest chapter in their continuous evolution.
Out now is “Anywhere” featuring D.Ablo, the third single from THE UPRISING. Having done some serious damage with previously released singles “Palm Of My Hand” and “Flying To Mars” featuring Donaeo, the BEGGARS are back at it again and are certainly not pulling any punches with “Anywhere.” FOREIGN BEGGARS switch things up once again as they call upon Eddie Jeffrys to take the reigns on production duties on “Anywhere.” Switching between deep dub-laced swagger and searing bass-fuelled force, Jeffrys delivers a rowdy instrumental allowing FOREIGN BEGGARS to take charge as they go full throttle. London-based vocalist D.ablo joins on the track’s hook, which provides a more meditative counterpoint to the chaos that ensues. “Anywhere” is available now at iTunes (http://smarturl.it/itunes-anywhere) and Beatport (http://smarturl.it/bp-anywhere). Listen to “Anywhere” here: http://youtu.be/mr6lQGvv-eQ. Listen to “Palm Of My Hand” here: http://bit.ly/OrkU2Z. Watch the video for “Flying to Mars” here: http://youtu.be/XxWLGnHl-fc.
Comprised of 12 tracks, THE UPRISING gives FOREIGN BEGGARS the broadest canvas yet to flex their creative muscles, teaming up with a broad lineup of electronic producers and continuing to surge forward with their genre-defying blend of sounds. The album includes singles “Palm Of My Hand,” “Flying To Mars,” “Anywhere” and “Apex,” which provide a route into the album’s headspace. This is merely the start though, as FOREIGN BEGGARS take you on a journey through their world.
“Amen” produced by fellow Londoner Burns provides the perfect opener for the album, riding in on its infectious hip-hop bump with an electronic twist, allowing FOREIGN BEGGARS to set the tone for THE UPRISING. Leading straight into the Knife Party-produced “Apex,” the BEGGARS make it clear they mean business, dropping razor-sharp lyrics and high energy over neck-snapping snares, grinding bass and lightning bolt synths. “Apex” will also be accompanied by a video produced by Ben Soper and starring longtime FOREIGN BEGGARS affiliate Ed Skrein, who recently featured in the Plan B-directed film “Ill Manors.” Up next, “Crep Hype” makes sure not to relieve the pressure, teaming up with Salva for a celebration of their love of sneakers, telling the story in inimitable style. “We Does This” follows single “Flying To Mars” as they team up with Alix Perez, veering off sideways with a slippery beat that compliments their dexterous flows as they enter into straight up hustle mode.
They up the tempo for “Minds Eye,” moving in to drum 'n' bass with previous collaborators Millions Like Us and featuring the legendary Tommy Lee on the drums. Finding them in a more pensive mode, the track gives FOREIGN BEGGARS a chance to showcase their acerbic lyricism. On “Goon Bags” they team up with experimental producer Blue Daisy for a cut of dark, warping hip-hop while on “Working Angles” they join Kidkanevil for his more light-hearted, quirky slant. They straddle both sides of the Atlantic on “Never Stop,” a collaboration with Philadelphia-based producer Starkey which merges deep verses with an anthemic hook and brilliantly shows the breadth of FOREIGN BEGGARS’ talents. “See The Light” closes out the album on an epic wave of optimism with Bare Noize on production duties.
In support of THE UPRISING, FOREIGN BEGGARS will launch a U.K. tour featuring a newly expanded live production that promises to be spectacular, including support from a host of like-minded musicians and contemporaries. Joining the boys will be dubstep stalwarts True Tiger with their live band and recent Mad Decent signing and future trap star UZ. The Bristol show at Motion will see them joined by Jack Beats, Cookie Monsta, Koan Sound and Sigma. FOREIGN BEGGARS will also make a limited run of North American live performances, including a featured slot at HARD Events’ Hard Haunted Mansion Presents Day of the Dead Saturday, November 3 in Los Angeles.
Herausgebedatum: 1. Oktober 2012
FOREIGN BEGGARS live U.K. tour routing is as follows:
w/ support from True Tiger Live Band and UZ (Jeffries/Mad Decent)
Tue 10/9: Oxford, O2 Academy2
Wed 10/10: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
Thu 10/11: Birmingham, O2 Academy2
Fri 10/12: Manchester, Club Academy
Sat 10/13: Glasgow, Stereo
Tue 10/16: Norwich, Waterfront
Wed 10/17: London, Heaven
Thu 10/18: Brighton, Digital
Fri 10/19: Bristol, Motion*
*Bristol support: Jack Beats, Cookie Monsta, Koan Sound, Sigma
Die CDs können direkt auf der Site [http://www.cede.ch]
oder auf der Site [http://www.directmedia.ch]
Die CDs können direkt auf der Site [http://www.vinylnews.ch]
oder aud der Site [http://www.webrecords.com].
Diesen Eintrag wurde am 04.09.2012 durch sven