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Gil Scott-Heron, Poet And Musician, Has Died

Gil Scott-Heron died Friday afternoon in New York, his book publisher reported. He was 62. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word piece "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

Gil Scott-Heron Makes A Striking Return

Scott-Heron was born in Chicago in 1949. He spent his early years in Jackson, Tenn., attended high school in The Bronx, and spent time at Pennsylvania's Lincoln University before settling in Manhattan. His recording career began in 1970 with the album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, which featured the first version of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." The track has since been referenced and parodied extensively in pop culture.

Scott-Heron continued to record through the 1970s and early '80s, before taking a lengthy hiatus. He briefly returned to the studio for 1994's Spirits. That album featured the track "Message to the Messengers," in which Scott-Heron cautions the hip-hop generation that arose in his absence to use its newfound power responsibly. He has been cited as a key influence by many in the hip-hop community — such as rapper-producer Kanye West, who closed his platinum-selling 2010 album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a track built around a sample of Scott-Heron's voice.

Scott-Heron struggled publicly with substance abuse in the 2000s, and spent the early part of the decade in and out of jail on drug possession charges. He began performing again after his release in 2007, and in 2010 released a new album, I'm New Here, to widespread critical acclaim.


Give A Fuck - The ARC, Homebrew & Chaos in the CBD!

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Homebrew - Benefit

Friday, May 20 at 11:00pm - May 21 at 2:00am

THE ARC and HOME BREW CREW come to Coherent to Kill Em All

Coherent is made for rap shows, and Home Brew will be bouncing metaphors off the ceilings from 12. It will feel like Wu Tang at the tunnel, especially if you squint so it looks like there are more members.

THE ARC will then play until close, making everything go rainbow colours and your voice hoarse from singing along.

Joined by the Titans of house, Chaos Dans Le CBD and their rowdy mates mr mozzie, Farley Daniel and Finders Sables in Ink, this is gonna be like one big house party with everyone playing different iPods in different 'zones'

The only party that matters this Friday


Sick Disco 2nd Birthday Bash @ Cassette!

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Re:mix Magazine CD by DJ Philippa

This Saturday come and celebrate with us as your favourite club night turns two!

From the night that's brought you Animals, Modern Love, OKOK, Into the Night, Diamond Cutters Club, Space Disco, Ki-Bosh and many more including great internationals, dancers, acrobatics, hoola hoops, sweet visuals, crazy late nights and more flair than you can wave your swizzle stick at... Witness a massive back to back mash up of all your fave DJs and party makers right here all on one bill -

Sets from:
Philippa (Into the Night)
Frank Booker (Hit it and Quit It)
Dirty Bastards (Sick Disco + Ki-Bosh)
Cyril Orson (Modern Love)
Randomplay (Animals)
Dalai (Animals)
Defcon 1 (Animals)
Mike E (Propa)
Diamond Cutters (DC club)

PLUS North Shore Pony Club in the back bar! AND Kitchenette hosted by 1am Mag.

Visuals by Out of the Dark, mad decor and and the usual funny business.

Dub Terminator (Raggastep Night) @ Coherent!

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Rub-A-Dub, Ragga, Bashment, Dancehall, Reggae by Andrew Hastie

Obese Entertainment Presents:

An evening of Dope Reggae-Dubstep / 'Raggastep'


* Dub Terminator *
* Jordan Lewis *
* Prospect *
* Azbo *
* R Dub & Specs *

Hosted by: Projectile & Guests

Cover charge: $5 b4 midnight, $10 after


Dub Terminator & Obese entertainment are spreading the love before this show & giving away free NZ Dubstep album downloads ( Mp3 album ) .. The first Album is Babylon Dubstep Annihilation by Dub Terminator .. To start your download click this link

Stay tunes for the next 3 Album downloads!! Boooooom!!!

Follow this link for 'Darryl's Raggastep Selection' :

Montero Grooves (UK) @ InkCoherent!

Montero - Million To One

Signature Sounds presents
Montero Grooves Feat

Montero (UK)

Celebrating the release of Montero's 'Million To One' including Tim Richards Remix out now on Beatport, iTunes & Juno

From Montero's heady days as resident DJ at Belfast’s legendary Network Club from mid-late 90s, to residencies at the rather more exotic Amnesia, Pacha, Space and Café Mambo in Ibiza, Dee McAuley has been whipping dancefloors into a frenzy across the globe for more than 15 years. His studio productions, under the guise Montero, on illustrious labels such as Renaissance, Audio Therapy and his own imprint Montero Grooves have also attracted admiration from the likes of Carl Cox, Dubfire, James Zabiela and Nic Fancuilli. Not bad going for the winner of the NI Vestax Mixing Championship at the age of 17!

Support in Ink Bar

Tim Richards

Playing in Coherent as part of Smile your InkCoherent,

Greg Churchill
Dan Aux
Angela Fisken
Aaron Pony Club