Friday, October 14, 2016

News: SOLE DXB FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2016 MUSIC LINEUP INCLUDING SKEPTA, LITTLE SIMZ, AND BJ THE CHICAGO KID


Sole DXB announces its live music billing for 2016, with the support of Cadillac, Dubai Design District (d3), Lenovo, PepsiCo. and Vida Downtown Dubai. The celebrated two-day Dubai festival, returning this November 18 & 19, 2016 at d3, announces a music line-up to rival any other, combining old school hiphop beats, new wave funk flows and, with grime bigger than it’s ever been before, some
the scene’s most iconic names today.

The lineup billing confirmed to date: Skepta, Little Simz, BJ The Chicago
Kid (at the PUMA Select Space), Dâm-Funk, Large Professor & Diamond
D, DJ Clark Kent, Stretch Armstrong – plus a special guest provided by
adidas Originals.

Day One sees Large Professor and Diamond D, providing an exclusive live performance
at the Sole x Cadillac Preview Night party. For those that know (and those that don’t)
Large Professor produced for Nas, Busta Rhymes, Masta Ace, Big Daddy Kane and
2015 Sole DXB headliners, Mobb Deep, while Diamond D was a founding member of
iconic hip-hop crew Diggin’ In The Crates. Power moves these most certainly are.

Day Two gets crazy as North London hailing rapper and global rising star Little Simz
headlines. With a string of accolades under her belt (including winning the award for
"Album Of The Year" at the AIM Awards and being the first UK Rapper to be included in
both Forbes’ 30 Under 30 and Hip Hop Cash Princes list), the award-winning
wordsmith, will make her UAE live debut at Sole DXB. From UK to US, also headlining
on the night will be Stones Throw Records new-wave funk icon Dâm Funk, bringing the
heat that has had the likes of Snoop Dogg and Westside Connection knocking at his
door for production. BJ The Chicago Kid at the PUMA Select space, completes these
standout proceedings.

Day Three and the final night goes intergalactic as the hottest artist in the universe right
now takes to the stage in the form of none other than Mercury Music Prize-winning
Skepta. Fresh off the back of his critically acclaimed fourth album Konnichiwa, and
having celebrated his fellow BBK member Maximum’s birthday in Dubai last year, North
London-born grime icon Skepta returns, this time to play his first ever show in the city.

This is a show not to be missed!  From main stage to after-party, Sole DXB keep the fire burning, with beats from two pioneers of hip-hop, DJ Clark Kent and fellow OG Stretch Armstrong. Having presented
his film at Sole DXB in 2015, ‘Radio That Changed Lives’, Stretch returns this time to
close proceedings for those in the know.  In a city where swag has always been king, Sole DXB welcomes a heavyweight global music billing to rival any other, to this, the City of Gold, in November 2016.

***Thanks to CannonBall PR for sending***

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