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blu at Newcastle’s HQ


blu at Newcastle’s HQ

The blu Music Tour got all grimey at Newcastle’s famous World Headquarters.

First up was Deadboy, the London-based artist signed to Glasgow’s Numbers label. His high-energy set thrilled the crowd with grime, garage and dancehall classics – with some R&B thrown in too.

Up next was the headline act Pinch. The Bristol-based DJ is famous for bringing dubstep back to the South West, and tunes for Planet Mu and his own Tectonic label.

This set, Pinch focused on bass-heavy techno with some jungle, hardcore and garage throwbacks. In the age of Serato and USB stick DJing, it was refreshing to see a vinyl-only set – and loads of dubplates!



Mumdance and Novelist rounded off the night. Mumdance got the crowd purring with his latest release for Rinse label, Take Time. But it was Novelist that made the night.

Manning the microphone, the young MC threw down some London-style grime lyrics – wowing the crowds with words beyond his years. A perfect end to a nice n’ grimey night. See the pics here.

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