This month's show on Soho Radio, hosted by Dizraeli & Jakaboski and containing two full hours of pure excellent freshness: world music, jazz, hiphop and the sound of birds as birds hear birds. Click here for the whole bucket.
Come see us while there's still an Us to see! Click here for details and ticket links.
After six years of adventures and musical fireworks, I'm very sad to say Dizraeli & The Small Gods are parting ways this autumn, to follow our own paths through sound. Here's the full blog about it all, and here are two big, special Farewell shows in London and Bristol:
Our sneaky re-imagining of As We Enter, by the Bee Gees. Featuring a free download and a piping hot tagine.
It's BACK! After an exclusive preview from Complex Magazine, Dizraeli & The Small Gods proudly (re-) present The Depths. Probably the only UK hiphop video in the world to feature a proper snog between two men. Celebrate!
And of course any help spreading the love is much appreciated - we had over ten thousand views on the first release of this vid before we had to take it down for the relaunch; let's see if we can times that by a hundred.
Check out the Small Gods' Pledge campaign raising money for Stonewall, the anti-homophobia charity, here.
Our favourite gig of the year - bringing in the new one. This time we're at the Attic Bar in Bristol for a RIDICULOUS lineup: Us, Dreadzone, Afro Cluster, Bunjy... Look here. And look at the poster below. And here are tickets, which are going fast.
We're at 35% of our Pledge target! Woah. To celebrate we've exploded into the skies above your computer with beatboxing, hiphop music and acapella bars. Click here to experience them all (available to Pledgers). Boom.
WE'VE LAUNCHED! The very first Small Gods PledgeMusic project is out and whirring...
http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/smallgods/ ... Click here to pre-order our new single, download a brand new, exclusive track from Dizraeli & DownLow and support Stonewall, the kickass charity tackling homophobia wherever it rears its head. Boom.
DIZRAELI ON SBTV!
Honoured to be asked to do a feature for SB.TV, who are big like Cornwall and look how small I am.
DIZRAELI & DOWNLOW MAKE REAL NOISES!
Filmed at the Art House, Southampton - what happens when the audience give you the topics of Michael Gove, Photosynthesis and the Solar System for you to freestyle about? This...
Dizraeli & DownLow present 69 minutes of dusty vinyls, dug from Dizraeli's collection and strung together into a ultrablend by DownLow... free for your earholes right now.
Dizraeli & DownLow are not sleazy but sexy. Featuring guest host Eli Lambrini.
A fullblown 70 minutes of dope music chosen for having inspired the best music videos around... Accompanied by its own YouTube playlist so you can dive in to the visuals too... Click here or below for head ecstasy.
Dizraeli & The Small Gods got together with two of the UK's sickest hiphop producers - GhostTown from Dead Players and BadHabitz of Krate Krusaders / Split Prophets - and reinvented Moving In The Dark, the title track from their album. Two completely new tracks emerged, with brand new bars from Dizraeli going deeper into the theme of the original, and a feature from Don't Flop legend Adam The Rapper... Both bangers in their own right, the remixes are accompanied by the album versions of Moving In the Dark and White Rum to make for a lovely EP, out right now on shiny black vinyl from ECC Records.... Cop it!
VIDEO! BELLATRIX AND DIZRAELI BEATBOX & BARS.
THE BRAND NEW DIZRAELI & DOWNLOW VIDEO...
THE DIZRAELI AND DOWNLOW MIXTAPE HAS LANDED
Ten tracks for absolutely free. Click on the cover art below to stream and download it.
NEW MENAGERIE LP AND VIDEO
The Menagerie is a mental amalgam of very different UK hiphop humans, brought together by the love of the music and a disregard for conventional sh*t of any tedious kind. With beats by Tom Caruana, and featuring Dizraeli and a whole host of ridiculous MCs. Watch the new video below...
SMALL GODS AUTUMN TOUR ANNOUNCED!
Click on the poster below for more...
Directed by Danny Ezra Gonsalez
One of the most vibesing gigs of 2012, this. Something to jiggle up your flannel day.
3 and a half years since Dizraeli and the Small Gods first stood on stage as a band, and the other side of a lot of misadventures and insane writing sessions, we give you Moving In The Dark. It's finally here. Click here or on the artwork below to hear it and get your copy.
We done a teaser. Featuring footage of how we came up with this sideways shit in the first place.
The world falls slowly back to how it should be... Our legendary agent Zac has managed to reschedule almost all of the dates we were forced to cancel (due to the nasty Polyp squatting on Dizraeli's vocal fold).
Click here for the tour as it now stands... Looking forward to seeing you at a gig soon!
GodCast 13 is yours, brought to you direct from New York. Dizraeli shares the best sounds he unearthed in 5 weeks of digging. Hosted and selected alongside Rabbi Darkside...
Yes! Dizraeli and the Small Gods are hitting the road in a crumbling ex-UPS van to celebrate the launch of our coming album... Check the poster for dates near you. Hyped!
The second single from the Dizraeli and the Small Gods album is here! Perceive the video below. Click here to stream and download all four (4!) tracks in the bundle.
Never Mind, along with the beautiful B-side The Little Things, is out right now - click on the cover below to hear both tracks and get your download of them. Let us know what you think. Peace.
Our first ever proper music video is here, and full to bursting with gully rabbits and a lot of vibe. The video is released ahead of the Never Mind single, out next Monday 29th October. Thank you to all the people who gave time and energy to make this intense weirdness happen.
I've wanted to play the Jazz Cafe in Camden for a long time - it's legendary, and some of my favourite artists have performed there. Now, Dizraeli and the Small Gods have confirmed our London single launch party will be actually There. Featuring a spoken word set from Dizraeli and very special guests throughout the night, this'll be proper big. We'd love to see you there... And everyone who comes will get a free copy of the Dizraeli and the Small Gods single.
The Never Mind single is finished, wrapped in eyescorching artwork and ready for release... We are all properly jiggling in our swivel chairs for this. It's sounding off the hook.
If you're near Brighton or London, you have extra special beans in your pocket, because you can come to the launch... Here it is:
We've been in the Giant Wafer studio in mid-Wales for the last week, recording the bass and drum parts for the Dizraeli and the Small Gods album (and also for the single that we'll be releasing in October... More on that to come). DJ Downlow was all up in our grills at all times with his cameraphone, and there's a 5-part video diary for you to follow. I've been told it's pretty f'ing good, as video diaries go. See what you think:
A gurt glimpse into the world of the Gods, where hiphop wrestles folk to ground level and folk screams in harmony. Featuring beatbox from Bellatrix, exclusive bars and an off-the-top freestyle from Dizraeli and loads of new live footage. Come now.
Here's a little slap of daftness for your thirsty faces. Dizraeli, Downlow and Bellatrix wrote, recorded and filmed this whole thing in a single afternoon in East Grinstead, during our February writing session at the Yogurt Rooms studio. The rest of the band were off doing other things, and here's what happened:
Ghosts, gods, thunder and a whole load of dope music. Dizraeli and Downlow bring you Godcast 7. Click on the cover below to stream it. Click here to download it for free.
Yerr, we're unloosing them all over the place. 'Was A Rapper' was filmed live for BBC Bristol. Cate had the flu so couldn't be with us, but look, here's Bellatrix on the harmonies.
Here's a sneaky keyhole into the coming album - 'We Had A Song' was filmed live at BBC Southern Counties a couple of weeks ago. Stories of growing up in Bristol, lost mates and memories.
Dedicated to the Crew Called Click.
It's done. Many late nights later, White Man (Moves) is ready, covered in Krishna Malla's dope artwork and running rude through the streets of everywhere. It's a journey from start to finish, and you can hear the whole album and read the story behind it now if you click on the cover below.
On Sunday we were in the BBC live studio in Brighton to play some of our new tracks and have a chat with Phil Jackson about what we're trying to do over here. It's only going to be available for re-listening until Sat 3rd of March so come and get it while you can. We're on at 2m10, 34m50, 46m40, the interview's at 56m and the last track's at 1h4m40.
At last, the brand new single from Dizraeli and Tom Caruana is yours - People Taking Pictures is unleashed, like an angry cow in a marketplace. You can get your free download of it and read all the lyrics right here. Spread the word!
Also check out the brand new video, created with Little Death Films who also did the Keep Your Head Down fillum... Bollywood and colonial colonels. Buh.
Chris Wood, many-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winner, gave us a lovely nod including us in his feature "six of the best folk singers", in the Times Saturday Review. To be honoured alongside Martin Carthy as one of the six... is truly an honour. Thanks Chris. To read what he wrote click here.
Yerp yerp! The new menagerie album features the great and good of Brighton-linked hiphop: as well as Dizraeli and Teej, there's Dr Syntax, Elemental, Longusto, Vecks, Mole, Jon Clark, Baba Brinkman, Koaste, and Nick Maxwell. It's produced by the great Tom Caruana and has artwork by Tom Hines. We're completely sure it'll blow your mind. Here's the first single and video, 'Keep Your Head Down'. The download is free. I hope you enjoy it.
To begin the year of Apocalypse and Athletics, Dizraeli and Downlow bring you an even better mash of music and words. The theme this month is Water, and on a complete tangent includes an interview with spoken word don Polarbear, in a cafe. Click here to download your free copy of Godcast 4.
Here's a picture of me and Downlow in Cornwall:
We've also uploaded all three Godcasts to our new Mixcloud account: you can stream them here.
It was quite a weekend of loving for the Small Gods: not only did BBC Southern Counties (Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Surrey...) play our single, Million Miles; we also had BBC Radio Bristol picking up our October podcast and playing whole chunks of it on their Introducing show. Hear what they said about it here (from 37 minutes in) and if you haven't got your download of the Godcast yet, get it here.
Dizraeli & The Small Gods first single ‘Million Miles’ is now available for free download! Simply click on the image below.
You can listen to Dizraeli’s debut solo album, Engurland (City Shanties) on the ‘music’ page right now! You can also download it, order it on CD and grab the free singles ‘Reach Out’ and ‘Bomb Tesco’ (along with a killer drum and bass remix), if you click on the image below…