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

PHOTOS: Fantastic Damage X: J Dilla Special

Our Brainfeeder special is tomorrow. Why not have a look at what we got up to last month… Fantastic Damage X: J Dilla Special, a set on Flickr. Click here to check the same set of photos of Facebook


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

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

Just confirmed: SHABAZZ PALACES

Sick news… We just confirmed the incredible Shabazz Palaces! Enigmatic Seattle avant-rap project Shabazz Palaces is headed up by Palaceer Lazaro, otherwise known as Ishmael “Butterfly” Butler, one third of the boho-rap trio Digable Planets and frontman of the alt-hip-hop group Cherrywine. One of Sub Pop’s most talked about new signings, Shabazz Palaces are shrouded … Continue reading


We are insanely excited to announce the second in our series of Fan Dam Specials, this time featuring the phenomenal B. DOLAN. And if that wasn’t enough, he’ll be joined by the awesome DAN LE SAC and BUDDY PEACE! What a fucking line up! For over a decade, B. Dolan has built a reputation for … Continue reading

Fan Dam Special: Anti-Pop Consortium

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooi Fully stoked to announce we’ll be doing a Fantastic Damage Special on Tues 26th July at the Hare & Hounds, featuring a live set from the legendary ANTI-POP CONSORTIUM. Live support will come from local favourites HLI along with a DJ set from our resident SIGMUND FRUED and more guests to be announced sooooon. … Continue reading