Thursday, 1 December 2011
Last year we held a New Years party with no expectations and exceeded all, we focused on a intimate house party vibe with no extortionate entry fee's.
The formula worked everyone had a good time, and were back to do it again like it's 1999 (Sorry i love that Prince song)
"New Years Eve Party @ Holland Park Blagclub", Hip Hop, RnB, House, and everything else in-between, last year was a road block so we feel it’s only right we do it again.
DJ’S: @djsoops @djmaintain @blaiseobrien
09:00pm - 03:00am
£15 Before 10:00am - £20 After 10:00am on guest list only
£25 Walk in
Accept invite to be on the guest list or alternatively.
Please feel free to forward the event to friends, thanks.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Cutting straight to the chase Bello aka Cement (Jimmy James producer) approached me @ my residency Different Strokes (every Wednesday @ cherry jam night club) saying he needed a scratch Dj.
We spoke and after a few minutes we realised our views on Hip Hop were pretty much the same and we arranged to meet up at the studio to put some scratch patterns over some of his productions, at the same time I’d get to meet Jimmy, P-Zilla (Engineer) & (Manager) D-Money.
At the studio we hit it off instantly and got through the work so quickly that we decided to rehearse for the upcoming show in Kingston, @ The Peel along with Granville Sessions supporting Jehst.
Forward to Saturday with sound check completed albeit with a few technical hitches, but what is a sound check without a few hitches. We performed songs off Jimmy’s upcoming album which were all very well received. Highlight of the performance for me was ‘Time Zone’ everything about that track was on point and the crowd let us know as much with the noise they generated at the end. http://soundcloud.com/jimmyjames2012
Granville Sessions took to the stage after us and if I’m honest all I heard of them was this track Id seen on You Tube ‘Pubsteppin’ and I was impressed, but nothing prepared me for how tight they are as a live band. They have mpc’s everywhere a bass guitarist a trumpet player and drummer. This created such a big authentic sound that had everyone rocking from beginning to end which left me wondering why bands like Granville Sessions aren’t multi millionaires going platinum everywhere (sigh) http://www.granvillesessions.com
Now it was time for Underground legend Jehst, he stepped on with the aura of an artist that knew what this Hip Hop s**t is all about, his band featuring Jazz T (Turntables), Micall Parknsun (MC), Fae Simon (Vocals), Louis Slipperz (Bass) & Kwake (Drums) are ridiculous especially Kwake on the drums. Jehst was backed up by Micall Parknsun superbly the crowd knew all of the words to all of his songs which added to the intimacy and realness of his performance. This was my first real in depth look @ Jehst I’m ashamed to admit, but It’s not going to be my last because as I type this I will be making moves to get hold of his whole back catalogue and new work, peace maintain. http://www.myspace.com/jehstofficial
Friday, 23 September 2011
Back again with an 1hr of house music selected and mixed to a very high standard by
Blaise & Maintain.
What started with a love for music and a mutual respect, has now turned into a series of monthly mixes to be uploaded regularly by the afore mentioned Dj's.
From House, to magic tricks and shots of Pacheen lol #InsideJoke
We present to you #IStartedThisMovementVol2
Hope you enjoy
@DjMaintain @blaiseobrien @guvsdeuces
Maintain & Blaise - I Started This Movement Vol 2 by DjMaintain
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
Here we have the latest Black Budget Promotion: 'The Intro' produced by DJ Maintain and taken from Camouflage Children's debut mixtape, Bangalore Vol.1. Join them @ Le Scratch, Concrete on the 16th September for the launch party. Limetree Productions 2011.
Also make sure you check out:
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Maintain & Blaise - #IstartedThisMovement - Vol1 by DjMaintain
Friday, 5 August 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
He has truly gone on achieved everything his talents deserved, a talent that was more than apparent when i picked up that Luke Cage #1 Marvel Comics.
The New Mutants
Amazing Spiderman (Todd McFarlane)
Spiderman (Todd McFarlane)
I wasn’t much of a DC Comics fan, I always admired from afar, bought the odd graphic novel but that was about it. So I was very happy when I heard DC are having a reboot, starting many titles from #1 gives readers/fans like me a chance to experience the DC universe.
One lesson I learnt from collecting is to but two copies, one to read one for the collection.
Wednesday, 22 June 2011
“Random Axe” is the self-titled debut album of American hip hop group Random Axe. The group comprises hip hop producer Black Milk and rappers Guilty Simpson and Sean Price. The album was produced entirely by Black Milk and features guest contributions from Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Fat Ray, Melanie Rutherford, Rock and Trick Trick. The iTunes version includes 15 tracks, 1 music video and a digital booklet.
Number Two in the Audibly Shaken series and this one is a tribute to GURU of Gangstarr someone who I’ve grown up listening to whether it was on YO MTV RAPS or on the albums above.
Step In The Arena was one of the first albums I went out and bought and I remember walking around Harlesden proud of the fact I had it, so I thought it was only right I honour GURU for all the great music and lyricism he left us with.
Hope you enjoy, Dj Maintain
Monday, 20 June 2011
Two life-long friends, battle rapper Press1 and all-round talented MC/actor Lenz Wan join together to form Camouflage Children.
Contact for bookings or collaborations: firstname.lastname@example.org