- Boy In Da Corner - ole-600 - 2004-01-20
07/20/04— Next Dizzee album to come out on XL
he next Dizzee Rascal album, entitled 'Showtime', will be released in the UK on September 6 and in the US on September 14.
'Showtime' will be released by XL Recordings themselves, who have set up a US office here in the building with us. It's a great record, and we with them the best of luck with it.
04/08/04— MP3 of interview and freestyles on Power 106, LA
Check out the music page to download a 16-minute MP3 of interview and freestyles live on Power 106, from last month. Warning: large file.
03/23/04— Dizzee on national TV
This morning (Tuesday, March 23rd), Dizzee Rascal appeared on ESPN2's 'Cold Pizza' show.
On Friday, April 2nd, you can see him on NBC's 'Last Call With Carson Daly'.
03/11/04— Murder Dog showcase
Of course Dizzee is playing headline shows in SF and LA next week, but the big deal is the Murder Dog showcase at South By Southwest. Check out the lineup -- and get there early.
03/10/04— More TV appearances
Dizzee will return to US network television on Wednesday, March 24 on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly show, preceded on Tuesday morning with an appearance on ESPN 2's "Cold Pizza". I don't know if Darryl Dawkins is still on the latter program, but either way, you now have a reason to bother tuning in.
If you live in New York and would like to attend the Carson appearance, check the instructions in the Dizzee section of the bulletin board.
03/08/04— Set time moved up to 8:30 PM tonight
Late-breaking news: Dizzee will go onstage at 8:30 PM tonight in Miami, not 9:00 PM as originally planned.
02/25/04— SF and LA dates confirmed; review of upcoming shows
We have confirmed San Francisco and Los Angeles shows, in addition to the upcoming Miami, Austin and Coachella events:
Mon, Mar 8 - Miami, CA - Surf Comber Hotel (M3 Music Summit, with Amp Fiddler, Peanut Butter Wolf, Quest Love, and Beat Junkies)
Wed, Mar 17 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
Thu, Mar 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Keyclub
Sat, Mar 20 - Austin, TX - Aussie's (SXSW Murder Dog/Damage Control Showcase, with M.C. Fatal, Play-N-Skills, Chamillionaire & The Color Changin Click, Bavu Blakes, and Bun B & UGK Present MDDLE FNGZ)
Sun, May 2 - Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
Besides the dates in Miami and Austin listed just below, the next US show will be on May 2 at Coachella, followed by a North American tour.
02/20/04— More confirmed shows; "I Luv U" video
Confirmed shows for Dizzee in March at the M3 Music Summit in Miami (Monday the 8th) and South By Southwest in Austin (Saturday the 20th), with more to come; see the tours page. Plus, stream the video for "I Luv U" from the music and video page.
02/02/04— The latest
As the press acclaim & airplay continues to build for 'Boy In Da Corner', Dizzee Rascal is about to make his North American live debut this week, with a Thursday Feb. 5 appearance at Toronto's Mod Club. He'll be in NYC this Saturday, Feb. 7 at Volume, and forthcoming on Feb. 10 is Dizzee's U.S. network TV debut on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live".
We can also confirm that Dizzee is on the bill for the Coachella Valley Music Festival, Indio, CA on May 2.
01/30/04— In Los Angeles? Call KROQ to request "Fix Up"
KROQ Los Angeles has added "Fix Up, Look Sharp". If you live there and you're a fan, call 1-800-520-1067 to request the song.
01/08/04— Listening parties for 'Boy In Da Corner'
Here's the first list of listening parties for 'Boy In Da Corner'. More cities to be added imminently.
01/15 - NYC - The Coral Room
01/19 - NYC - Fringe Benefits at Serena
01/20 - San Francisco - Lipstick
01/28 - W Palm Beach - The Wormhole
01/23 - San Diego - VICE/VERSA @ Recognize
02/04 - Washington DC - Gate 54
11/20/03 — Video of "Fix Up, Look Sharp"
The video for "Fix Up, Look Sharp", directed by Ruben Fleischer, is available to watch in via Windows Media Player on the music and video page.
11/12/03 — MP3 of "Fix Up, Look Sharp"
We have posted an MP3 of the first single, "Fix Up, Look Sharp" on the music and video page.
|In other news, the new Basement Jaxx single, "Lucky Star", features Dizzee. Check out the video on the XL site.
11/05/03 — Matador announces joint US release with XL
Matador Records and XL Recordings are pleased to announce that we will jointly be releasing the acclaimed debut album by Dizzee Rascal, 'Boy In Da Corner' in the US this January.
18 years of age and hailing from East London, Dizzee's unique hybrid of hip-hop, drum & bass and UK garage coupled with his explosive real-life tales of street crime, poverty, sex and guns, are a combination unlike any MC we've heard --- underground or over. 'Boy In Da Corner' has been a major UK hit since its release last summer, and this past September, Dizzee was awarded the UK's Mercury Music Prize, beating out the likes of Coldplay, Radiohead and the Darkness. Dizzee has been hailed as "the most original and exciting artist to emerge from dance music in a decade" (Alex Petridas, The Guardian), the NME's Louis Pattison calling 'Boy In Da Corner', "one of the most assured debut albums of the last five years." If anything, we think these guys are are understating things.
Stream some songs from the XL website. More Dizzee news to come.