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WIN: PAIR OF TICKETS TO AFRICA HITECH IN BIRMINGHAM

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

JUST CONFIRMED: EL-P

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

LISTEN: Open Mike Eagle – ‘Cobra Commander’ feat. Danny Brown

Hyped to hear this new joint from the much slept-on Los Angeles rapper Open Mike Eagle – ‘Cobra Commander’, featuring Detroit native Danny Brown. We’ve been banging on about this seriously skilled emcee for a while now, and hopefully this addition of Brown on this track will throw a bit more attention his way. Not … Continue reading

WATCH: El-P perform ‘The Full Retard’ & tickle Killer Mike [video]

Pitchfork have uploaded a new episode of +1 featuring El-P performing ‘The Full Retard’ at the album release party for his new record ‘Cancer 4 Cure’, coupled with some amusing chat about his weight, and footage of him tickling Killer Mike. Excellent. Watch below:

WATCH: Danny Brown – ‘Grown Up’ [video]

‘Sure, being a young punk is fun, but what happens when the training wheels come off? Detroit hip-hop spitfire Danny Brown reveals the truth about what happened to his teeth in this childhood-revisited clip.’ The video, directed by Greg Brunkalla, is for new single ‘Grown Up’ – available now via iTunes.

WATCH: El-P – The Full Retard [video]

So, we may be a little late to this one – sorry guys, but we’ve been busy at Primavera watching everybody cancel – but it is absolutely worth mentioning anyway. El-P has finally dropped a video for his latest single ‘The Full Retard’, and boy, what a video. Seriously one of the best rap clips … Continue reading

DAEDELUS PLAYS BIRMINGHAM THIS FRIDAY

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

JUST CONFIRMED: Sonnyjim added to Homeboy Sandman show

Super hyped to add Sonnyjim to the line up for the Homeboy Sandman show! Flagship artist from UK based hiphop label EATGOOD Records; SONNYJIM is one the countries’ most prolific emcees with an impressive discography to boot, his last album “The Psychonaut” featured the likes of Prince Po, Jehst, Foregin Beggars and also boasted production … Continue reading

LISTEN: Homebody Sandman – ‘Look Out’

Stones Throw have put up another joint from Homeboy Sandman‘s latest EP ‘Chimera’, following on from previously released tracks ‘Cops Get Scared of Me’ and ‘Chimera Out Now’. This track, ‘Look Out’, is the first track on the EP and features a beat produced by the awesome Paul White. Homeboy Sandman plays Hare & Hounds, … Continue reading

LISTEN: New B. Dolan – ‘Still Here’

Fan Dam favourite B. Dolan has a leaked a new track from his forthcoming album ‘House of Bees Vol. 2’, which is set to drop 12th June via Strange Famous Records. The track is titled ‘Still Here’, and comes accompanied by these touching words from the man himself: “KING BEE”, the swag-heavy song featured on … Continue reading