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Wednesday, December 14 2011

Lord OF The Mics Public Launch Party @ Old Blue Last / Wednesday 14th December 2011


Doors: 20:00 – 00:00

@ The Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3ES

Free entry

Get down for a big night of Grime. This’ll get you more bang for your money than anything else on a Wednesday night.

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Tuesday, December 13 2011

W Christmas Cinema Screenings @ W Hotel London / Until 24th December 2011


Weekdays – 7.30pm
Weekends – 2.30pm and 4.30pm

@ W Hotel London
10 Wardour Street
Leicester Square
London, W1D 6QF

Entry: £Free
Apply here: denne.dempsey@whotels.com
Tel: 0207 758 1000


From golden oldies to Christmas comedies, W London – Leicester Square has announced an especially festive line-up of  film screenings in its 39-seater RealD/3D private screening room.  There’ll be a full Chrismas bar service on offer with Yuletide Cocktails, and if you go for a weekend screening, you’ll get the option of a W Tea or Spice Lunch at Spice Market.

Tuesday 13th December: Monty Pythons The Meaning of Life
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Full programme available HERE.

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Sunday, December 11 2011 Competition

Void Ltd Prize Draw @ Thisisvoid.com / Sunday 11th December 2011


Now – Late

@ Thisisvoid.com
Facebook Page

Entry: £Free

Get the chance to win a free tee from rising brand Void. Just like they’re Facebook and you will be entered in they’re prize draw.

Check out the rest for xmas present ideas.


Saturday, December 10 2011

Water Poet Spitalfields Christmas Fair @ The Water Poet / Saturday 10th Decemeber 2011


Midday – 19:00

@ The Water Poet
9-11 Folgate Street,
E1 6BX

Entry: £Free


Get christmassy!

The Water Poet’s glorious garden barn turns food hall as Haggerston Honey, Potter’s Preserves and Alsur Spanish Produce tempt you alongside beautifully packaged hampers and gorgeous baked goodies. Superb cask ales and a dedicated mulling bar supply refreshments.

Inspired gift ideas can be found at our wonderful Courtyard Christmas Market with unusual books, vintage homewares, handcrafted cards, bespoke hats, textiles, jewellery & fabulous must-haves of all kinds.

Also you can catch some Xmas classic movies
This is Free too
The Underground Picturehouse Christmas All-Dayer in our basmement cinema showing :

The Snowman
Father Christmas
The Santa Clause
Meet Me in St. Louis
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
A Muppet Christmas Carol
Die Hard

Livin Proof @ Concrete / Saturday 10th December 2011


Doors: 10pm – 3am

@ Concrete

56 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ

Entry: £5, no guestlist



Back a little sooner than usual for our xmas party… Real hip-hop played by real DJs. Turn up early or expect to queue for a bit… Standard.


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Friday, December 9 2011

On The Real @ East Village / Friday 9th December 2011


Doors: 10pm – 3am

@ East Village

89 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HX

Tickets: £5 in advance, then £8 on the door


The Doctor’s Orders in association with Dephect present

Jumping Jack Frost (exclusive Hip-Hop set / V Recordings)
& Stalley Live

Plus Residents
Spin Doctor
Mr Thing
Chris P Cuts & host MC Prankster

London’s monthly real Hip-Hop party is back!

As ever The Doctor’s Orders like to keep you on your toes and we do that tonight not only by inviting a Drum & Bass legend to spin an exclusive Hip-Hop set but also by bringing you one of the hottest MCs to be coming out of the US right now.

Jumping Jack Frost is without a doubt one of the most influential names in D&B. Having started life as Reggae, Funk, Soul & Hip-Hop DJ back in the day before he got swept up in the Acid House movement of the mid 80’s following that into Hardcore and then Drum & Bass. Alongside his existing DJ partner Brain Gee he set up V Recordings which specialised in the Jazzier Soulful and dare we say it more Hip-Hop influenced side of D&B with releases from luminaries such as Roni Size, Krust, Dillinga and many more. Tonight the man joins us for our final On The Real party of the year to go back to his roots as he spins an exclusive Hip-Hop set for our fun loving crowd.

Performing live on the night we have one of the most exciting MC’s to emerge in the last couple of year Stalley. When someone has the likes of Rick Ross & Dame Dash in their corner you know they have to be paid attention. This Ohio native came to many people’s attention when his ‘Born To Win’ track was used in a Nike promo (http://tinyurl.com/cve272s) but with two mixtapes, including the brilliant ‘Lincoln Way Nights’ (http://tinyurl.com/44qos4p) and an now an album on its way with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group it is not long before Stalley is the name on everyone’s lips. With a sound drenched in the soulful breaks of the golden era and a style uniquely his own he is the perfect match for The Doctor’s Orders dedicated heads.

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Thursday, December 8 2011

Five Word Freestyle @ Villain / Thursday 8th December 2011


21:30 – 03:00

@ Villain Bar
89 Great Eastern Street

Entry: £3 B4 22:00
£5 After 22:00


Round two ding ding! The 5 word freestyle competition is back once again for the Christmas special at Villain Bar. After the success of the launch night they’re back once again with £150 cash and a bottle of champagne up for grabs. With Jam Baxter and Dirty Dike representing the High Focus team this next installment of the 5 word freestyle event is shaping up to be another road block event.

The night starts at 8pm sharp and all participating MCs should arrive at the venue before 9:30pm to be included in the competition.

Get ready to hear some quick battle of word throwing.

Catch a glimpse of what the launch night was like:

Out Of Step Winter Sample Sale @ East Gallery / Thursday 8th December – Sunday 11th December 2011


Thurs: 2pm – 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am – 7pm
Sun: 11am – 5pm

@ East Gallery
214 Brick Lane
E1 6SA


While there are a good few other sample sales happening around London this week and next, this one is due to be something pretty special. Streetwear distributor Out Of Step return to London for another of their infamous streetwear sample sales, to be held again at Brick Lane’s East Gallery

Following the huge success of sales at the East Gallery last December, and again this past July, Out Of Step are back with a huge selection of sample and clearance stock at up to 80% off, including samples of current Winter 2011 pieces.

Expect to find plenty of products from The Hundreds, Mishka, 10.DEEP, REBEL8, HUF, Benny Gold and Brixton.

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DIN Launch Party @ Corsica Studios / Thursday 8th December 2011


@ Corsica Studios, 4/5 Elephant Road, London SE17 1LB

Doors: 22:00 – 03:00

Entry: £7 advance £10 on the door


Known as the home for artists like Massive Attack, Tricky, Portishead and Roni Size, Bristol still plays a pivotal role in the direction of electronic music with recent talent coming in from all angles. Whether it be dubstep, house or techno – Bristolians have a knack for adding their own bespoke touch to whatever genre of music they make.

DIN is proud to be able to host some of the city’s most promising and exciting artists for their first party. Tectonic head-honcho Pinch leads the line-up in the main room off the back of some stellar releases on labels such as Swamp 81, Planet Mu and his own Tectonic Records. A pillar of the electronic music scene in Bristol he fuses deep bass vibrations of dub reggae with modern day dubstep.

Joker’s cohort Gemmy has released on labels like Planet Mu, Punch Drunk and his recently formed W.OW. (World Of Wonders) imprint. With his timeless synth-led productions he has made his mark on the dubstep scene with tracks like ‘Supligen’, ‘Back To The Future’ and ‘Rainbow Road’. Known as part of the ‘purple trinity’ alongside Joker and Guido his playful melodies and stern basslines allow his signature style to flourish.

Kahn is a relative newcomer to the scene, having already released on Punch Drunk he sits on the fence between dubstep and garage both sonically and rhythmically. Kowton (or Narcossist as some may know him) has been in a rich vein of form as of late with tracks like the acid influenced ‘Drunk On A Sunday’ showcasing his ability to make music than leans further towards house but with the rough edges that we’ve become accustomed to hearing from Kowton.

Room Two is hosted by the blog, party and label – Get Some. After writing about and promoting events in around the UK bass music scene for the last 2 years they have now started their label of the same name. They have chosen house and broken beat impresario Simbad to headline Room Two. Known for his diverse selection which ranges from house to UK funky and beyond, look out for his collaboration on Cooly G’s upcoming EP on Hyperdub entitled ‘Landscapes’. Joining Simbad on the night will be Kashmir Kid, Get Some signee Crypt with his vivacious basslines and garage influence, 2nd Drop Records and resident, Ouzo Beats, who will be playing tantalizing mix of garage, house and dubstep.

All proceeds from the night will be going to Mind, England’s leading mental healthy charity.

DIN: The Launch Party (Promo Video) from DIN MAGAZINE on Vimeo.

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Wednesday, December 7 2011

Cigarette Burns presents Christmas Evil + iQ&A @ The Prince Charles Cinema / Wednesday 7th December 2011


Doors 8.45pm

@ The Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BY

Tickets £6 members / £10 non-members

Cigarette Burns Cinema is proud to present the UK Premiere of Lewis Jackson’s CHRISTMAS EVIL. 

Renowned critic and author of Nightmare Movies, KIM NEWMAN will introduce the film as well as host an exclusive iQ&A with director Lewis Jackson after the films performance.

CHRISTMAS EVIL (aka You Better Watch Out)

What does Christmas mean to you?

Family time?

More food than you can eat?

For Harry Standling, it’s the most important day of the year, the day he can be the man he’s always wanted to be. Taking care of the good and punishing the bad. Lewis Jackson’s forgotten Christmas film, one man’s magical descent into madness, should be on everyone’s top ten holiday films, not just John Waters, who celebrates it as one of his all time favourite Christmas films.

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