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UK BBoy Championships 2011 Interview with B-Girl Roxy (Soul Mavericks / Plague)

UK BBoy Championships 2011 Interview with B-Girl Roxy (Soul Mavericks / Plague)

Tweet B-Girl Roxy is arguably the first lady of the Soul Mavericks crew. While other female members may have passed through, Roxy, real name Roxy Milliner, has risen through the ranks of the crew’s A-squad and battles worldwide, plus dances with recent Hip Hop International Crew world champions, Plague. Over the past two years Roxy has been the poster girl for the championships (see our feature on who was on the B-Boy Championships 2010 poster) and features … Read entire article »

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B-Boy Lilou, Universal Zulu Nation’s New Break Order and “Zuluminati” – Exclusive Alien Ness interview

B-Boy Lilou, Universal Zulu Nation’s New Break Order and “Zuluminati” – Exclusive Alien Ness interview

Tweet Alien Ness, president of the Mighty Zulu Kingz, the b-boy division of Afrika Bambaataa’s Universal Zulu Nation, and B-Boy Lilou of Pockemon Crew and double Red Bull BC One are at loggerheads – or were – for all we know the situation has resoved itself – over alleged slurs against the Zulu Nation several months ago. The beef started of all places, online, on the B-Boy World forum when Alien Ness under the pseudonym ‘Shankavelli’ posted … Read entire article »

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B2B Born 2 Burn: The bboy card game – interview with BBoy Maxone (Notorious IBE 2011)

B2B Born 2 Burn: The bboy card game – interview with BBoy Maxone (Notorious IBE 2011)

Tweet B2B: Born 2 Burn is a non-collectable card game in which you play the role of a b-boying crew leader, set to be revealed at The Notrious IBE 2011 in Heerlen, Holland this month. By nature b-boys and b-girls are collectors. From your sneaker collection to peeling posters off the wall after a memorable jam and an obsession with hats and keeping your laces fresh, something is hard wired into hip hop mentality to have something … Read entire article »

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DJ Yoda and Shlomo at Jamm Brixton – Interview

DJ Yoda and Shlomo at Jamm Brixton – Interview

Tweet DJ Yoda is to perform his only London set for the next three months at Jamm, Brixton, tomorrow night before hitting the festivals after kicking off with Glastonbury. Known for mixing film and TV samples and visuals, this might just be any other DJ set – but this evening will be with beatboxer Shlomo. Buy tickets for DJ Yoda and Shlomo at Jamm Brixton Taking place on Friday 8 July will blend DJ Yoda’s abstract cut and … Read entire article »

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Ken Swift Interview – ORIGINAL Rock Steady Crew B-Boy – 7 Gems Rock Division

Ken Swift Interview – ORIGINAL Rock Steady Crew B-Boy – 7 Gems Rock Division

Tweet Described by many (and disputed by few) as the epitomy of a b-boy, Ken Swift is known worldwide as a pioneer. Two years ago Ken Swift came to the UK to educate and promote the dance style of rocking with his division of the Rock Steady Crew, VII Gems. Although it seems a lot of dancers know of rocking by incorporating it into their top rock, Ken Swift has dedicated his time to learn and document … Read entire article »

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B Supreme Europe 2011 at Southbank Centre – a quick interview with Holly McCartney

B Supreme Europe 2011 at Southbank Centre – a quick interview with Holly McCartney

Tweet B.Supreme returns to the Southbank Centre after what feels like forever due to a late Easter weekend this year.  But along with chocolate eggs, it brings a new concept to the festival for women in hip hop: B.Supreme Europe which opens on 25 April. B.Supreme Europe is a collaboration between established European hiphop brands Battle of the Year from Germany, Spin Off  from Holland and Lezarts from Belgium. Having … Read entire article »

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So You Think You Can Dance 2011: Tommy Franzen Lizzie Gough share experiences from first series

So You Think You Can Dance 2011: Tommy Franzen Lizzie Gough share experiences from first series

Tweet So You Think You Can Dance 2011 contestants might want to seek some advice from last year’s finalists, Tommy Franzén and Lizzie Gough ahead of the second series of the dance competition starting this weekend on BBC1. It will be exactly a month since the Got to Dance final, and for those not into sequins and ice skates, cultured couch critics will be wondering how they coped without without a show that celebrates a variety of … Read entire article »

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Turbo (Issac Baptiste) Got to Dance 2011 interview

Turbo (Issac Baptiste) Got to Dance 2011 interview

Tweet Turbo, real name Issac Baptiste, may well be one of the UK’s most versatile male street dancers. When he auditioned for Got to Dance on Sky One some dancers might have been sceptical – being a hip hop dancer on TV can draw criticism from the community that you’re watering down your art in place of audience pleasing tricks. But  Turbo killed it with both performance and technicality in his audition, especially because he has numerous … Read entire article »

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Interview with Got to Dance contestant Mark Gauden The Gingerbread Man

Tweet Mark Gauden, also known by his performing name ‘The Gingerbread Man’, was turned down by judges Adam Garcia and Kimberly Wyatt in episode two of Got to Dance (series two) last week. Although he didn’t get through to the live quarter finals there has been an online outcry from a hard core of viewers believing Gingerbread Man was robbed of his chance. Since watching himself on TV, Mark has had a chance to reflect on his shot at dancing fame in comparison with other acts that auditioned. A chatty man to talk to, he realised he was maybe a little naive in his approach to the show, but isn’t going to going to give up on his dream or let the Gingerbread Man be forgotten. In his own words… Interview with Mark Gauden, The … Read entire article »

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What is waacking: Aus Ninja (Imperial House of Waacking) on the differences between waacking and vogue

What is waacking: Aus Ninja (Imperial House of Waacking) on the differences between waacking and vogue

Tweet When around London have you ever been to an event like Groove Sanctuary at Madame Jojo’s, Funk Off at the Arc Bar or WAAVO and couldn’t figure out the new trend of dancing with flailing arms, posing and seductive moves? Then it’s probably waacking or one of its varieties: vogueing, punking or vogue femme. As the style begins to spread worldwide, the question many bemused people are asking is: What is waacking? and is it … Read entire article »

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