In association with King Apparel
To mark the 4th Birthday of London’s premier Hip-Hop party and promotion The Doctor’s Orders are hosting a series of events throughout July. Alongside their regular club nights there will be live shows, free parties and even a pub quiz. As ever these events will feature the finest talent the US and UK Hip-Hop scenes have to offer performing for London’s dedicated followers of these great events.
After stints promoting other successful nights including Good Foot, Indelible & SoulBrew, which recently celebrated it’s 7th birthday and continues to grow, Spin Doctor (Rod Gilmore) established The Doctor’s Orders to fill the void of “Real Hip-Hop parties” in his beloved home town of London. By staying true to underground Hip-Hop in all it’s guises from Boom Bap and Digi-Funk to Soul and Disco breaks, with a genuinely fun party atmosphere where people can dance the night away with friends new and old, the events have constantly grow in popularity and become the benchmark and inspiration for many other club nights.
Since the launch of The Doctor’s Orders nights at Herbal in July 2005 Spin Doctor and his team have gone on to organize a variety of events including bringing the legendary KRS One to perform in London for the first time in 10 years, co-promoting the hugely successful BBE Records anniversary parties at Canvas, launching the On The Real nights at Plan B, as well as working alongside many of London’s top venues to bring guests that read like the who’s who of Hip-Hop and beyond to the capital’s attention.
Louie Vega (Masters @ Work), Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premier, Maseo (De La Soul), Osunlade, DJ Spinna, Cash Money, Sadat X, Bobbito, Rich Medina, Waajeed, Royce Da 5’9″, Marley Marl, Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Joe Claussell, Carl Craig, Dimitri From Paris, A-Trak, Joey Negro, DJ Evil Dee, DJ Vadim, Kon & Amir, Blak Twang, Skinnyman, Killa Kela & DJ Babu are just a few of the names to have blessed events hosted by The Doctor’s Orders in the last 4 years and there are sure to be many more for years to come starting with these events throughout July.
Little Brother Live
7pm-11pm Wednesday 1st July 2009 @ The Jazz Café
£15 in advance
Always one for underground jazz influenced sounds in Hip-Hop Little Brother have been a favorite on The Doctor’s Orders dance-floors. The opportunity to kick off the month of celebrations with a live show from these North Carolina natives that always guarantee a packed house and a great show every time the come to London was to good to miss. Spin Doctor will make sure that crowd is well warmed up with his usual brand of party set before the show.
The Doctor’s Orders 4th Birthday Party
9pm-3am Friday 3rd July @ Herbal
Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, DJ Vadim, Spin Doctor, Paul White & more
£7 in advance / £10 on the door
Making sure the line up suited the occasion was not too much trouble this time around. Picking the top names off the wish list, combining them with some tried and tested favorites and some exciting new talents has produced an incredible line of Hip-Hop greats that is going to blow the roof off.
Spin Doctor’s Birthday BBQ
1pm-Midnight Sunday 12th July @ Cargo
Jazzie B, Mr Thing, Kidkanevil, The Last Skeptik, DJ IQ & loads more
One of the advantages of being a much liked and respected DJ / Promoter is that when it comes to having a birthday party there’s no shortage of people willing to spin. An incredible line up of over 15 DJs will all do their bit to mark Spin Doctor’s & The Doctor’s Orders birthday as one and all are invited to join the fun for free. With an outdoor BBQ during the day and an indoor knees up during the night this is sure to get a little messy!
The Doctor’s Orders @ Fabric Live
Black Milk live, DJ Marky, Spin Doctor & Benji B
9pm-5am Friday 17th July @ Fabric
£10 in advance / £13 on the door.
Few artists have made such a stir on the underground Hip-Hop scene in recent years as this Detroit based MC / Producer who has continued the creativity of artists like Tribe Called Quest and producers like J-Dilla and Pete Rock and brought it up do date. Already 4 albums deep, despite still being only 25, he takes to the road with a live band to perform his incredible material with support from Brazilian D&B genius DJ Markey, Spin Doctor & Benji B on the decks.
The Doctor’s Orders Photology
Friday 17th July – 25th July
@ The King Apparel Store, Covent Garden
What is the point of throwing some of the best parties in London if you have nothing to remember them by than a hang over and a few hazy memories? In the past 4 years we have been blessed to have both the incredible Alicia’s Eyes and Dredism photograph the nights we have thrown, the guests that have rocked the crowd and of course the crowd getting rocked. We will be displaying a selection of these photos for a week at the King Apparel store with a special in store from Black Milk of the evening of Friday 17th (TBC).
The Doctor’s Orders Hip-Hop Pub Quiz
Saturday 25th July @ The Three Kings Clerkenwell
Quiz starts 3pm Free Entry / £1 per player
Rapping up the month with a new twist on a classic The Doctor’s Orders bring you their very own Hip-Hop pub quiz. Host Spin Doctor will be guiding you through the usual picture, music and movie rounds with one difference, you guessed it they are all Hip-Hop related. With a special round of questions posed and recorded by Hip-Hop celebrities and Spin Doctor & friends manning the decks till closing time in their favorite local this is sure to be a popular and fun evening on the town.
For more information, biogs, interviews, photos etc please do not hesitate to get in touch!
Rod Gilmore: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207-833-9544 / 07866-610-212
Other upcoming dates with The Doctor’s Orders:
Friday 5th June: The Doctor’s Orders “Jay Stay Paid” Album Launch @ Herbal
Wednesday 1st July: Little Brother Live @ The Jazz Cafe
Friday 3rd July: The Doctor’s Orders 4th Birthday @ Herbal: Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, DJ Vadim & more
Sunday 12th July: Spin Doctor’s B-Day BBQ @ Cargo: FREE ENTRY
Saturday 25th July: The Doctor’s Orders Hip-Hop Pub Quiz @ The 3 Kings
Friday 7th August: The Doctor’s Orders @ Herbal