Posts Tagged ‘ HIP HOP ’


The Doctor’s Orders have just announced a major double date in May with a head to head soundclash between two of hip hop’s biggest producers – Just Blaze and The Alchemist. This show took place last year at an East London location and for those that don’t know, the tickets flew off the shelf in record time, leaving many disappointed people out in the cold, begging for a place on the guestlist (and before you ask there isn’t one)!

So we’re very excited that they’re taking over the venue on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May!

As an in house producer with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella records Just Blaze has made waves producing instant classics for Kanye West, Cam’ron, Freeway, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel and of course the man himself Jay-Z who has featured Just Blaze beats on 6 of his last 7 albums, all of which have gone platinum. And it would be wrong to not mention the incredible soundscapes he has created for Jay Electronica click here for a listen.

Having got his start in the production game under the wing of DJ Premier and DJ Muggs, The Alchemist  has made a name for himself for rough Boom Bap style hits. Through his work on albums for underground favourites Dilated Peoples (listen here) and Defari he came to the attention of Mobb Deep who chose two beats to feature on the classic Murda Muzik. His resume now reads like a who’s who of hip hop including work with Nas, Ghostface, Lil-Wayne, Emimen (for who The Alchemist is tour DJ), Big Pun, Fat Joe and Raekwon.

This is going to be big – here’s a taste of what’s to come:





Click on the bump logo to go through to video footage of Bump’s launch night:

We run a weekly concessions list for Bump and do special deals for large groups including free area reservations for birthdays. Go through to the Bump Facebook group and send us a message. Bump is also FREE before 10pm.


Remember the days when going out used to be fun? Music you knew, people you liked, that whole thing? These days it feels like the only choice for a night out is either an over priced West End club (complete with big scary bouncers and orange skinned WAGs), or that slightly pretentious thing the kids with funny hair do in East London. What happened to getting your drink on at your local spot and skanking out to your favourite tunes?

Well, we are bringing the fun back to South London, with our new weekly jam – BUMP! From the illest urban sounds, to proper old school music. From hip hop and R&B, to dancehall and dubstep, even a bit of house and garage!

Every week we will be doing something a bit different, with some of London’s best new artists, producers and DJs passing through over the coming weeks and months.

To start things off with a bump, we have invited the amazing Sophy Robson (Vogue Magazine) to do free nails for the girls (10pm to 12am) every Friday for the first month. We will also have loads of giveaways, surprise PAs and champagne raffles every week, because we’re nice like that.


Click on the mix cloud logo for a free BUMP mix!


The Doctors Orders are back with another fine line up for their first On The Real of the year on Friday 21st January. Not only have they bagged A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammand representing the golden era of hip hop but they also have a live PA from underground rising star – Homeboy Sandman. Underground hip hop movement End Of The Weak in NYC have been showing him a lot of love and with three albums under his belt  and The Source featuring him in their Unsigned Hype column as one to watch, this will be the perfect opportunity to see what he has up his sleeve.

Here his is on stage with Souls Of Mischeif, Rakim and Black Thought (The Roots)…

Download a free mix from Ali Shaheed here.

There are limited early bird tickets so get in quick.



This year we have seen big things from new night Jam Hot. Taking residency every Friday it promises good times with a mix of hip hop, party jams, 2 step and dubstep. Since its launch we have seen artists including; Kenny Dope, Darkstar (live), MK, Harry Love, Loefah, Mr Thing all take to the Funktion 1 soundsystem.

For the Jam Hot Xmas Special on Friday 3rd December we have invited back DJ Yoda with his crazy lights and smoke machines… oh and some serious party mixing – FEEL THE FORCE! If you saw him earlier this year at the venue, team Yoda were doing some over time on the effects (see image below).

Support comes from residents the Yo Mama boys, who have been holding down the first Jam Hot of the month with their dutty mix of hip hop, dancehall and baltimore breaks.

Limited early bird tickets went up this week so get in quick.


© Tillate at the last Yoda party at Plan B


In celebration of the release of the incredible Suite For Ma Dukes, The Doctor’s Orders have put together a hefty line up of both Dilla associates and On The Real residents (all of whom are big fans of the legend).  The line up includes Elzhi, Phat Kat and DJ Dez (Slum Village), DJ 279 and Spin Doctor.

For those that don’t know, the Suite For Ma Dukes concert in LA was put together for the anniversary of the passing of Dilla in 2009. Click on the stills below for footage from that night with Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and his 40-piece orchestra performing their re-imagining of J Dillas best known works at Luckman Fine Arts Plaza. Surprise guests throughout the night included Common, Talib Kweli and Posdnuous (De la Soul).


More video footage can be found here.

On The Real, Friday 19th November, tickets here.


We are very excited to announce that one of our favourite producers, Kenny Dope will be joining us for a Jam Hot session on the 12th November!

We don’t need to tell you that Kenny ”Dope” Gonzales is one half of house music production and remix team Masters at Work. He has also put out a ton of hip hop records as Kenny Dope,  including 1994’s seminal  Pushin Dope’ EP.

For our session he will playing a Hip Hop set something he hasn’t done in London for more than ten years,  and it might be another ten before he agrees to do it again.  For full details check the facebook event here and grab the early bird tickets here.

To get you in the mood we have  picked one of our favourite house records and one of our favourite hip hop records from his huge back catalogue.