The Arches and Mixed Bizness present
Fri 28 Oct 2011 | 7.30pm | £9 + bf
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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Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
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