Foreign Beggars & Lazer Sword

The Arches and Mixed Bizness present

Foreign Beggars & Lazer Sword

Fri 28 Oct 2011 | 7.30pm | £9 + bf

Foreign Beggars and Lazer Sword play the Arches, Glasgow on Friday 28th October.

Over the past decade, critically acclaimed London rap group Foreign Beggars have been gradually changing the face of UK hip hop.

Their mission of fusing hip hop with dance music becomes more apparent with each new release, with their recent collaborations – with Plastician, Noisia, Skrillex and Flux Pavillion, to name but a few – blending rap sensibilities with dubstep rumble, crunching electro and London-fuelled grime flows, and seemingly bringing them more and more success each time; Badman Riddim (Jump), their massive Pharoahe Monch-sampling single with Dutch house DJ Vato Gonzalez, was immediately championed by Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Toddla T, reaching no.7 in the UK charts in June.

MC Orifice Vulgatron and producer Dag Nabbit have worked together since 1996, producing, promoting and performing, whether for pirate radio stations or at numerous parties and raves. In 2002, alongside alongside DJ Nonames and Metropolis, they began releasing material as Foreign Beggars on their own label Dented Records. By 2004 they had won Best New Act at the UK Hip Hop awards, as well as best group at the Lyric Pad Hip Hop awards in 2005.

The group quickly established themselves as a prolific live act, with their energetic performances often enhanced by appearances from the likes of UK Beatbox Champion MC Zani, THePETEBOX and long time collaborators Kyza and Dr Syntax.

Following on from 2009′s United Colours of Beggattron, they released The Harder They Fall EP earlier this year – the first in a three part series on Never Say Die Records, it’s set to feature collaborations with Alix Perez, Mensah, Lazer Sword, Medison, Ruckspin, Black Sun Empire and Skrillex.

For this Glasgow show, they’re joined by Lazer Sword, the duo currently smashing the hip hop genre into a thousand electronic pieces. After dropping the Nintendo homage Koopa Boss Mode in 2009, they’ve since released their Golden Handshake EP on Glasgow-based label Numbers.

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