Monthly Archives: July 2013

‘Solid bars and adventurous concepts’
‘There’s some killer tracks on this release’
‘Something that underground rap heads will fiend for.’

An artist for Hip Hop purists, Arise King David has served the UK Hip Hop scene for over a decade with versatile flows, conscious content and some of the hardest beats out there. Born in London to Ghanaian parents, Arise King David has been steadily building his repertoire over the years, known as an Executive Producer at the former Hip Hop label Strictly Bizzness. Under the names Flawless and then Darknight, his MC’ing talents have seen him share stages with Akon, The Game and more as well being championed by DJ 279 on Choice FM and Tim Westwood on his BBC Radio 1 show.

Following a hiatus in 2006 to focus on gaining a qualification in sound engineering and music tech, King David went on to co-found DM Sound Design Ltd a company specialising in audio post production, music composition and sound design for TV, film, radio and computer games. During this period King David worked on a number of projects including the Cannes Film Festival ‘Short Film Corner’ award nominated film ‘I DO’ and most recently ‘ZION’ a film by Sheila Nortley winner of the ‘Best Film’ and ‘Best Screenplay’ awards at the Spartan Lense Film Festival, Norfolk Virginia.

Now Arise King David drops his debut solo project, ‘Free Music’ a future UK classic that took a year and a half to craft and nurture it. This project stays true to Hip-Hop music and expresses itself freely without trying to fit into the mass market image of what Hip-Hop music is. This self produced project features gust beats from the acclaimed Kosyne of Eatgood Records, DJ Slademan and Chairman Maf. Cuts come from DJ SRG (Poland’s finest!) and DJ279, plus guest artist appearances from Skriblah Dan Gogh (Terra Firma), Imam Thug, Phoenix Da Icefire (Triple Darkness) and Tommy Bunnz to name but a few. This is one to satisfy the appetite of Hip Hop lovers, not just in the UK but worldwide.

Arise King David – Nourishment (Produced by Kosyne) – Video

Arise King David – On This (Produced by King David) – Video

Arise King David Feat. Nightpro – These People (Produced by Chairman Maf) – Video

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Only truly great things last the test of time. While fashions and trends come and go those that stay true to themselves and the beliefs that make them strong last the distance.

In terms of London’s fickle nightlife scene 8 years is an impressive stretch and has seen The Doctor’s Orders go from humble beginnings, throwing a bi-monthly party at the now defunct Herbal, to filling venues throughout the capital and beyond with line ups that have always included the great and the good of both home-grown and international talent.

The line up marking this landmark occasion is no exception with good friend of The Doctor’s Orders & founding member of the ‘world famous’ Beat Junkies DJ Babu joined by his partner in crime the incredible Rakaa Iriscience. Together they are the Expansion Team Soundsystem, represent two thirds of Dilated Peoples and are responsible for some of the best true school Hip-Hop of the last 15 years.


Check out this video DJ Babu doing his thing for a taste of what to expect!