Kioko Love Music Hate Racism tour

Birmingham band Kioko supporting Love Music Hate Racism

Kioko – Love Music Hate Racism

16 March

Leamington Pump Rooms

Kioko with Chasing Deer, Slick Don, Satsangi, Shanade Morrow, Minus Ollie

(Care4Calais fundraiser)

Tickets here

23 March

The Hope & Ruin, Brighton

Kioko with Dakka Skanks

30 March

Guildford Boileroom

Kioko plus support

14 April

Salisbury, Winchester Gate

Kioko plus support

17 April

London Camden Town Monarch

Kioko plus Roundhouse Emerging Talent

19 April

Newcastle Northumbria University Institute 2

Kioko plus support

20 April

Glasgow Rum Shack

Kioko plus support

21 April

Hebden Bridge, Trades club

Kioko plus support

27 April

Skelmersdale, E Rooms

Kioko plus support

29 April

Birmingham Hare and Hounds

Kioko plus support w/Daddy G

Bigotry and beats don’t mix

Big up Hospitality Records for booting Mistabishi over racism

Hospital Records has kicked drum ‘n’ bass producer Mistabishi, aka James Pullen, from its label after he made a stream of racist and xenophobic comments.

Pulled for attacking London Mayor Sadiq Khan, it transpires his tirade was just the latest in a long running set of racist online remarks. Well done MixMag for highlighting the unbridled bigotry on Mistabishi’s social media.

Hospitality Records has done exactly the right thing in dropping this bigot from their label. There is no place for hate speech, racism and xenophobia in the society and certainly not in music.

Thanks also to Hospitality for their pledge to donate income received from his releases to Love Music Hate Racism. We will put it to good use, building for United Nations Anti-Racism day on 17 March, and spreading our unity message in clubs, gigs and festivals across the UK this year.

“Racism, xenophobia and bigotry have no place in our community. We are proud to be part of a diverse and tolerant community in which every person is treated as an equal no matter where they are from, their race or heritage,” says Hospitality.

That’s the message we should all be spreading.

Hospital records statement taking a stand against racism

Hospital records take a stand against racism

Lily Allen’s answer to Trump

It’s time to reprise Lily Allen’s great rendition of Rufus Wainwright’s Going to a Town from the Stand up to Trump protest back in January, which marked the US president’s inauguration.

Our friends at Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism have ripped into the US President and his Islamophobic, hate provoking, retweets.