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August 9, 2019

It's been 10 years since the stories of Outbreak Europe came whispering out of the country of Slovakia, carried over mountains and borders, across oceans and continents,  on the tongues of  those early rhythm chasing explorers who ventured to a place they'd never heard...

February 28, 2018

With all the celebratory hype about The Black Panther movie it brought back memories of the black TV shows and films that I grew up watching.  I guess I was part of a luckier generation when it comes to black representation on TV and in Movies, as in the 80s and 90s we...

August 18, 2017

So I finally got a chance to sit down and write a piece on the multi layered Hip Hop monster festival that was IBE 2017.  Talks, workshops, big competitions, side battles, parties, jams, graffiti and more.  For myself, after missing last year, I returned to the Notorio...

April 30, 2017

There’s an ability all good dancers possess. It’s a skill and lesson they learn that changes the way they practice and the way they express their style, whether consciously or unconsciously.  It’s the ability to create MOMENTS.

April 1, 2017

I believe... 

I believe in honesty, but the type of honesty no one wants to actually hear.  You're not being truly honest if you don't piss people off every now and then.

I believe in fairy tales, but anyone who knows anything about fairy tales knows that there are just...

March 27, 2017

'A good BBOY or BGIRL does not become tense but ready, not thinking yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the MUSIC expands, I EXPAND. When it contracts, I CONTRACT. And, when THAT BEAT IS ABOUT TO HIT, I do not hit - MY BODY hits all by itself.'

Soun...

March 3, 2017

No one starts in the same place, or is triggered by the same reasons. For some people it's something traumatic, or dramatic, that opens their eyes and makes them want more than what they see.  For others it's an experience, a place, a book, a person, an introdu...

February 18, 2017

Groovanometry is a jam held in the city of Manchester, England, at which, every February, two exhibition battles take place; One pitting two mixed teams of invited Freestyle Hip Hop Dancers and Poppers, against each other in an exchange of hits and party inspired steps...

February 7, 2017

Undisputed, what can I say…

Yes, I was there standing in the cold waiting for the doors to open.  Yes, I was there trying to see the battles, but barely could.  Yes, I was there wondering if things could have been better on the Saturday?   But, I was also there on the F...