Thu 26th Apr

Dead Beat Society Battle:. Heat 2

Dead Beat Society Battle:.                                         Heat 2

Following the launch on March 29th at Cargo we have the line up booked and quaking in their boots for HEAT 2 on April 26th


DA is 18 years old and originally started producing hip-pop type beats full of synths but gradually gravitated towards a real hip-hop sound. He has now gathered a bit of a following, released 2 beat tapes and started a movement with 2 rappers called ‘Bruvahood.’


Ranx aka Diggla hailing from Birmingham City who was the producer of MSI and ASYLUM. He used to be an MC but has chosen to stop spitting and thankfully for us concentrate on the beats.


21year old Dockmini is currently carving a name and sound for himself on the hip hop circuit. Since his placement on Lowkey’s debut album ‘Dear Listener’ a few years ago, Dock has been taken under the wings of FWMJ’s and Dart Adams’ notorious ProducersIKnow clique, and has begun to make moves over in the US. With his debut EP set for release in the first quarter of 2012, be sure Dock will bring heat be it hip-hop, grime or dub.


Manny Baidoo hailing for London and a man of few words!


Noisses Started Djing Garage, 2-step, Drum & Bass and Hip-Hop at the age of 15 and at 16 he got his first set-up for making tunes although it wasn’t until a few years later that he really got busy with production. Raving, parties and friends heavily influenced him as a kid and now after many years of playing at parties in places across the map, it is his love of being able to make people get up and dance that keeps him buzzing. His sound has evolved using elements of Drum & Bass, Breaks, Garage and Hip-Hop aswell as his Jazz roots.


Afsoulbeats is a Leeds based Hip-hop, Soul, Deep House producer. Currently working on various mixtapes and albums for 2012 rating JDilla as a major influence.


Excalibah who’s been producing and writing music for about 15 years working with artists including Shameless, Genesis Elijah, T Bear, Loudmouth, Big Brovaz and rising star Sarah Sayeed. He’s previously had productions released on UK Hip-Hop Label Ottoman Elf Music (with vocals by Willo from the Colony) and worked with Nathan, Ghetts, Plan B, Asher D, The Colony and Out Da Ville.


$nowm@nn for who production started off as a hobby but with time became a passion, his style and sound is soulful, jazzy, pure and gritty!


Set to be another bonfire at the zoo, producers can still apply for the heats at and for more details contact


Doors:8 p.m.


Tickets: £6 on the door


*Cargo imposes a strict door policy with ID scanner, please have a photo ID with you to avoid difficulties upon entrance.