Heems (Das Racist) to play The Institute Birmingham

We are seriously hyped to announce we’re teaming up with Birmingham Promoters to bring Das Racist‘s HEEMS to The Institute Birmingham in March! Himanshu Kumar Suri aka Heems is an American rapper from Queens, New York. Best known for being part of the alternative hip hop group Das Racist, Heems is also the founder of … Continue reading

Despot confirmed to support El-P

We are super hyped to confirm fellow native New York rapper DESPOT will be joining EL-P for his Birmingham show! Despot has rapped acclaimed verses on releases by Das Racist and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, performed in front of crowds of all sizes and musical tastes, and made enough money to purchase a diamond-encrusted ring shaped … Continue reading


Our good friends, and purveyors of some of Birmingham’s most adventurous parties, Under the Counter are bringing the awesome Africa Hitech (aka Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek) of Warp Records to the Hare & Hounds this Saturday (21st July). They’ve been nice enough to give us a pair of tickets to give away to y’all. … Continue reading


We are unbelievably excited to announce NYC underground hip-hop legend EL-P, aka El-Producto, will be hitting Birmingham on Saturday 15th September. This guy is essentially the whole reason we started Fantastic Damage in the first place (in fact, our name is taken from his 2002 album). Consistently one of hip-hop’s most adventurous and unique pioneers, … Continue reading


One of LA’s finest beat-makers Daedelus (of Brainfeeder & Ninjatune – both previous Fan Dam themes) hits Birmingham this Friday, courtesy of our friends at Under the Counter and Freestyle. He will be joined by fellow west coast resident Sweatson Klank, and Earnest Endeavors founders Patchwork Pirates along with UTC & Freestyle residents. AND THERE’S … Continue reading


HO-LY SHIT. We’ve only gone and booked Busdriver. Details below… FANTASTIC DAMAGE SPECIAL: BUSDRIVER featuring BUSDRIVER (live) & special guests We are super hyped to welcome the legendary Busdriver for our next Fantastic Damage special – undoubtedly one of the most exciting and unique MCs we’ve come across. Possessing a hyper-literate, intellectual style of rapping … Continue reading

Fantastic Damage IX: Photos

So, Fantastic Damage X: J Dilla Special is next week. Why not have a look at what we got up to last month…. Fantastic Damage IX, a set on Flickr. Photos on Facebook shortly. Check out this awesome video from our friends over at Eyesee TV:

PHOTOS: Fan Dam Xmas Party 2011

Fan Dam Xmas Party 2011, a set on Flickr. Also available on Facebook.

FAN DAM XMAS PARTY: Stones Throw Special

Word. So, our Xmas party is this Thursday. In case you ain’t heard, shit is gon’ be a lil different to usual.. 1. We’re giving away a free Abes Odyssey (new Sigmund Frued & crew project) mixtape CD to the first 50 folks through the door. They’ll be in dope CD cases made by Jack … Continue reading

FAN DAM VII: Def Jux Special

Holla! So, it’s all Halloween and that innit. To get you in the spirit, we highly recommend you watch the Aesop Rock video for ‘Coffee’: Good ennit? You can catch this being played at the next Fan Dam: FANTASTIC DAMAGE VII feat. DEF JUX HAPPY HOUR. Last month’s MF DOOM happy hour was sick! This … Continue reading