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With support from The Random Scarves
Ugly Duckling (Young Einstein, Dizzy Dustin and Andy Cooper) began in Long Beach, California in 1993. After a few years of demos, small shows, and meetings with skeptical label representatives the band formed their own record company in 1997 and released a 12" record called Fresh Mode. The LP sold 3,000 copies around the world and put the boys on the map. In 1998 UD signed their first record deal with 1500 Records/Interscope. This partnership saw the release of the Fresh Mode EP in 1999 as well as the group's first full length album, Journey To Anywhere, which was released in 2001. In 1999, after the release of Fresh Mode, the boys started touring on the back of their modest success and have not stopped traveling or putting out albums since.
The band has released 6 albums, embarked on countless tours, and developed a worldwide fanbase. In 2003 they even squeaked into the UK and German charts with their song A Little Samba. Labels have come and gone but fan support has remained solid. Ugly Duckling's music has always been of the highest quality and their live show is a large part of their identity.
Ugly Duckling's musical sound is a combination of late 80's/early 90's hip hop, funk, soul, and jazz with plenty of humor and high-spirited skillfulness from both lyricists and DJ. Audiences and critics have agreed over the years that Ugly Duckling's brand of hip hop is unique and authentic while the stage show is always fun, exciting, and super tight. Comparable to groups like Jurassic 5, Pharcyde, and A Tribe Called Quest, the band knows how to make listeners feel good and has kept their musical authenticity throughout the years, avoiding the pitfalls and embarrassment of pop star ambition.
The Random Scarves
The Random Scarves return to The Boileroom, supporting Ugly Duckling once again after their last visit in November 2012.
Ash C and Jim Holland (A.K.A. Random Scarves) have been peddling beats and breaks together for the past 5 years or so, DJing sounds from across the board including Hip Hop, Funk, Ska, Soul, Disco, Electronica, Dubstep, House, Garage, Jungle, Breakbeat, Techno and whatever random noise tangent they find themselves on!!
Regular releases have come on labels including the Italian-based Young NRG label, as well as Dusted Breaks and Kiss My Bass. The 'Lunch Breaks' series of EP releases over 2011-2012 were well-received in the Breakbeat community and were featured releases on the highly-popular junodownload.com
The Random Scarves have held a long-running residency on Kane FM, where they can be heard fortnightly on Saturday nights, playing fresh and classic bass-driven electronic music. Notable DJ residencies have included Tribal Medicine, Breakneck, 21st Century Dubclash and Onion Fest.
MRfame and Squeaky have been rocking mics and crowds across the UK since 1994. Squeaky as part of Diversion Tactics. MRfame as the owner of Kane FM and promoter of hip hop event Phylum. Two Emcee's who need no real introduction and know how to turn the party out in a fine fashion. Expect good times when you see manamadem upon the mic!
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