Written by rumcomPosted in NewsAugust 25, 2011Comments Off
Sup people, don’t sleep this weekend cause Rum Committee are hittin it hard Friday to Monday…
Peep Gi3mo at Swafe Live down Pop-Up Playgroup (formerly Hector’s House) tomorrow night (Friday 26th August). Playing along side Cappo & Styly Cee – UK Hip Hop LEGENDS, Enlish, Influx and OSB’z plus the return of the Randomword freestyle challenge. Event page here
On Saturday (27th August) we got the whole crew headlining the Volks at Proper Gander – A loving mix of Dubstep, Hip Hop, Bass, Drumstep, Electro, Jungle and Drum & Bass over 2 floors and 7 hours! All in the newly refurbished Volks night club featuring a new 12k turbosound sound system…gonna be BIG. Event page here
Then Sunday? Who knows…it’s bank holiday weekend business!!!
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsAugust 16, 2011Comments Off
Prince Kong and Mad Hatters classic EP has pushed out a video for the Brighton possie cut 8 Bar Stomp Out. Featuring Longusto, Shrapnel, TC Johnston, J Ali, Bukioe & Gizmo it is as the name goes…A STOMPER. Directed and edited by Nathaniel Rodriguez. Peep it:
Written by rumcomPosted in MusicAugust 8, 2011Comments Off
First edition Hip Hop mixed with adult comic fiction! This concept mixtape has Gizmo starring as his anti-hero, alter-ego Blitz Murkury. It’s full of action packed verses all the way through with dark industrial productions from Giz himself and other Committee members Direct, Dan Dastard, KD and Sherlock Bones. Some original art by Gi3MO is also included with the download and all this is free! Get yourself a copy by clicking the link on the right hand side of this page..
Written by rumcomPosted in MusicAugust 7, 2011Comments Off
Lifted fresh from the sketchbook it’s time to Publish or Perish, so the debut album has been outlined and inked. These are the tales of an honest bittersweet bohemia, scribbled by that cunning rhyming rabbit Captain Bukioe and soundtracked by the dusty fingers of wholesome producer Sherlock Bones. Now that we’ve reached your speakers, put the kettle on, roll a ciggy and peep the bandcamp tracks…
Album out now for download or limited edition promo pack. See website for more details: www.runningpunch.com
The daily routine of your average music lover has transformed beyond recognition over the past few years. The explosion of the Internet has replaced dusty record shops, and crate digging there in, with web page after web page affording instant access to The Next Big Thing. Genre’s are forever invented and twisted in pursuit of the fabled blog buzz, with artists happy to adjust their output from week to week to appease the hungry A and R surfers.
This, however, is not everyone’s sentiment. ‘Just make music for yourself and if other people like it, well that’s cool too’ –the words of producer Sherlock Bones who, with Captain Bukioe, makes up Running Punch; a welcome alternative to the current hip hop coming out the UK scene.
With foundations in the landscape of pure and iconic UK hip hop synonymous with a generation’s youth, Bones and Bukioe are under no illusions as to who their intended audience is. UK hip-hop is fast becoming a forgotten sound in its classic form, and as such heads have either been left with tracks heard hundreds of times to get their fix or putting up with emerging artists drenched in the stigma of rap stereotypes.
Publish or Perish effortlessly accomplishes the ruse of sounding both brand new yet familiar at once. From the instant link to the classic popular ‘hip-hop’ sounds of The Message, through to an ode to common sense in A Sweet Minute, the style of Bones and Bukioe best described as well crafted to any listener. Also, in times when confrontation is the topic of choice for most of the scene, Bukioe’s philosophical contemplations come resonantly fresh…
I started so I’ll finish
I just need to leave it before a sweet minute
Before I greet the scene and sink my teeth deep in it
My limit reached? Never
Just need to breath and look before I leap in it
The art of storytelling is alive and well throughout Publish or Perish, both in composition and verse. Bones’s production combines classic breaks on a platter of unearthed samples to catch the ear of any hip hop head, yet with a unique signature to his sound. Unlike most MC’s in the UK limelight, speaking of a lifestyle foreign to the common man, Bukioe’s verses have a conversational flow and recall subject matter familiar till the end and allowing association.
With Publish or Perish listeners can expect an intricate artistic package, from the 16 track album through to packaging (illustrated by Bukioe), A3 poster and stickers alike.
Written by rumcomPosted in MusicAugust 7, 2011Comments Off
The Mad Gorillas Tea Party EP brings Rum Committee battle emcee Prince Kong together with heavyweight producer and equally ill rapper Mad Hatter. Take a journey with the pair through rawkusly envisioned tales of adventure, betrayal and straight up punch-rhyme ridden tracks. The likes of The Saloon and Nightwatch are rap storytelling it’s finest.
Lyrics by Prince Kong and Mad Hatter featuring on tracks are Rag ‘n’ Bones, Longusto, Shrapnel, TC Johnston, J Ali, Bukioe & Gizmo. All tracks produced by Mad Hatter mixed and recorded by Sherlock Bones. Cuts by DJ Direct and artwork by bukioe.com
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsAugust 5, 2011Comments Off
Rum Committee had the pleasure of jammin with Blak Twang, Stig of the Dump, London Zoo, Koaste, Longusto and LJ at our album launch at the Concorde 2 Brighton. The night was BIG! Thanks to the packed out crowd the vibes were the perfect setting for us to smash the set and have you all singing along to F%# Up The Party…Rag ‘n’ Bones was in his element! During a very sweaty set the Havana Club was flowing as Kong, TC, Bukioe and Giz rapped their hearts out to make it one of our best gigs to date.
Big up to everyone invloved and we’ll catch you at the next jam.
- DJ/Drummer/Psychedelic Scratch Superhero
“Hundreds of litres of rum”
In the time before Rum Com, primal chaos reigned. From this chaos emerged DJ extraordinaire Dan ‘Choice’ Taylor. Soon they he was drawn into the Rum Committee conglomerate by a mutual love of hip hop and binge drinking. Responisble for mixing the 32 track, 3 mix banger of a mixtape; ‘Committee Is Boss’the spirit of Rum Com is irrepressible and all consuming when at the hands of a turntable and cross-fader. Dj Choice is also an extremley proficient Drummer smashing the skins with more ferocity than Animal from the Muppets, this is soon to be integrated further into the overall Committee sound, as well as providing big bahsy rhythms to a brand new arm of the Committee, soon to emerge..
2011 – RUM COMMITTEE – BOOZETOWN
(Provided cuts and samples)
2011 – RUM COMMITTEE – COMMITTEE IS BOSS MIXTAPE
(Mixed and provided cuts)
2011 – RUNNING PUNCH – PUBLISH OR PERISH
(Provided cuts and samples)
- Producer/Bud Dub Specialist
“just make it sound really dirty and that..”
Not much is known about the mysterious Dan Dastard, of what we do know one fact you can’t argue with is that he is a talented producer. With many productions ranging from Noisia-esque D&B smashers through to trippy dubby distorted Hip-Hop headnodders, his style is versatile yet streamlined towards being (above all else) dirty as f*#!
KD’s got involved with Hip Hop at the tender age of 11 after Gi3MO sold his older brother a pair of 1210′s, his brother did’nt really take to Djaying at all but KD would sneak into his room when everybody was out the house and wreck up his turntables (probably contributing to a few broken needles in the process!), a couple of years later after learning the craft a little better KD decided to have a pop at making beats for the sole purpose of his own amusement and to compliment his DJ skills. After many drunken music sessions with other members of the committee, he worked hard on carving out an original and unique sound leaning on quirky samples and hectic drum patterns. KD has a few exciting projects on the way both solo and with other committee members with details TBA soon.
- Producer/DJ/Crate Digger/Hedonist
“Who is this horrible drunk?!”
Direct was first drawn to hip hop back in 1998 listening to gangstarr and pete rock on beats 2the rhyme. In 2000 he obtained his first pair of turntables and in 2001 he laid his hands on his most prized possesion, the akai mpc 2000xl which he still uses to this day along with a few synths and his multitrack as he refuses to use a computer for his soulful, distinct production. His approach to music is clinical and he is proficent in many instruments, most notably the guitar with which he lays down funk licks like nobody else.
Direct is also an avid cratedigger searching far and wide for funk, soul, jazz, reggae and rock records to bolster his already formidable collection of wax. You can find direct on most days chain-smoking “bigheads”, taking prescription drugs and gettin horribbly drunk. Usually culminating in some sort of rampage where he is likely to offend freinds and foes alike!