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
'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.
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.
on national TV
This morning (Tuesday, March 23rd), Dizzee Rascal appeared
on ESPN2's 'Cold Pizza'
On Friday, April 2nd, you can see him on NBC's 'Last
Call With Carson Daly'.
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.
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
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.
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
Mon, Mar 8 - Miami, CA - Surf Comber Hotel (M3 Music Summit,
with Amp Fiddler, Peanut Butter Wolf, Quest Love, and
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.
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.
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
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.
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
01/19 - NYC - Fringe Benefits at Serena
01/20 - San Francisco - Lipstick
01/28 - W Palm Beach - The
01/23 - San Diego - VICE/VERSA
02/04 - Washington DC - Gate
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
of "Fix Up, Look Sharp"
We have posted an MP3 of the first single, "Fix Up,
Look Sharp" on the music and
other news, the new Basement Jaxx single, "Lucky Star", features
Dizzee. Check out the video on
the XL site.
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.
some songs from the XL website. More Dizzee news to