Fantastic Damage takes to the Bulls Head in Moseley, Birmingham once again tonight! Why not have a little look at what we got up to last month…. FANTASTIC DAMAGE XIV: NYC SPECIAL, a set on Flickr.

WATCH: Ka – Up Against Goliath

Brooklyn native (Brownsville, to be exact) Ka has dropped a new video for ‘Up Against Goliath’, fresh from his new album ‘Grief Pedigree’. The ex-Natural Elements member takes on both directing and editing duties for this clip, as well as writing and production credits for the song. An entirely self-contained unit. Astounding work. The result … 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


Been a long time coming, but here are the photos from our Madlib special in June… FANTASTIC DAMAGE XIII: MADLIB SPECIAL, a set on Flickr.  


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:


Our Madlib Special lands at the Bulls Head this Thursday. If you wanna peek at what we got up to last month, check this amusing animated GIF:   Or see the full gallery below: FANTASTIC DAMAGE 1ST BIRTHDAY, a set on Flickr. Coming to Facebook shortly.

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