Wednesday, May 07, 2008
One Away Flow
To celebrate the launch of Logan Sama's One Away Style, Logan had a little party and to give us a little hint of who was on the CD he bought on many grime mcs on stage. They received the opportunity to perform their heart out and in between mini sets he mixed vocal tracks on a hanging table. That is how he's doing it these days. Hanging tables, holding turn tables.
It's Foots we listened to them hooks and D Double was himmm himmm on the right right. Newham Generals performed a range of tracks from their album Generally Speaking (Due September), Move to the beat P.A and Spitting over Frontline was the highlight of their performance. Footsie's Rastaman bars get me skanking everytime, especially when he used them over Stage Show Riddim.
Mr Tinchy Stryder came on stage with support by Fuda Guy and gave us a little exclusive. He showcased for the first time his newest single, which most haven't even heard yet, Stryderman (video of performance). It has a concept of seeing Tinchy as a super hero, I didn't like it, but through the middle the chorus started to bring me in and I secretly started to enjoy it - check the video of the performance out and let me know what you think. Although it is another Electro track, the trend continues. As well as performing his new single, Tinchy also gave us Mainstream Money and a little back to back freestyling by both Fuda and Tinch.
Jammer jumped on stage and gave us a reason to shout satap, performing one of the best songs off of Are You Dumb Vol3 Skankin ting even though Skepta was inside I was disapointed he didn't jump on to drop his bars. He also gave us Shatap which is the main track I hate off of AUD 3, actually I hate Woii Oii more.
Skepta gave a great energetic showcase with a mixed medley of his best bars from over the last couple of years aswell as pulling out the broom and doing some rolex sweeping. This was the ost embaressing moment of the night as after a couple of beers and an empty stomach I proceeded to do the dance, to say the least I got weird confused stares. Luckily the attention was taken away from me when Logan mixed in a drum and bass influenced crazy head boppin In A Corner and Skepta just swept everyone up (no pun intended). [Video uploading soon be up - youtube is long]
JME nearly got his eye popped out by the zooms on several cameras, he was literally going up to the tip of the zoom and spitting. It was scary stuff. The Microphone Champion set seemed to of warmed JME up in a way that his levels of live performing, delivery and content had clearly been pushed to the sky. He gave us Boy Better Know, one of his newest tracks Standard and like his brother a great fast passed medley of what J.M.E is about. His 333 bars actually didn't sound that bad this time.
Who's got lyrics? Me not.... [insert mc you want to attack here]. Ghetto shot in from no where grabbed the mic and pulled out Top 3 Selected, which gave one eager waiting fan a reason to pull out his 3 fingers and push them up in the air like he'd won the lottery or something. The room was pretty still so he stood out like Sunjay. Mountain dropped and then Logan slyly slipped in Who's Got without Ghetto knowing and got the crowd excited, for the first time, idiots. No war to report tho. Overall was a decent night, Logan was selecting some bangers so I'm looking forward to hearing him spin the night away at WOW Vs Chockablock (23rd May - EGG, Kings Cross). Download Logan Sama's One Away Style here and I'll be giving away some physical copies for the people that can't get hold of it.
Posted by Hyperfrank at 1:38 PM