Director Reg Traviss has revealed he's ''shocked'' by the public's reaction to his new urban crime thriller 'Anti-Social'.
Reg Traviss has been pleasantly ''shocked'' by the public's reaction to his new movie 'Anti-Social'.
The 38-year-old director of the urban crime thriller has revealed he's been surprised by the response to his film, saying it's unusual for such movies to remain in the cinema for so many weeks.
Asked what he thought about the public's reaction, Reg exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''I was pretty shocked actually, because for the kind of genre it is, no-one really expects films of this sort of genre to last more than about two weeks in the cinema. But it lasted six weeks so we were really happy.
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Grime star Skepta was praised for his Outsanding Contribution to Music at last night's AIM Awards 2015.
Skepta took home the top gong at the AIM Awards 2015 last night (08.09.15).
The 'Shutdown' rapper was recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Music at the ceremony that celebrated the independent sector's most important and influential artists and was hosted by Radio One's Alice Levine and XFM's John Kennedy.
AIM Awards judge and BBC Radio One and 1Xtra presenter MistaJam said previously: ''Since grime was born out of the ashes of UK garage, Skepta has been a pioneer of the sound.
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British Rapper And Producer Skepta Will Be Saluted For His Career Achievements At The 2015 Aim Independent Music Awards Next Month (Sep15).
The hip-hop star has been a pioneer of the 'grime' genre in the U.K. and he recently raised his profile in the U.S. by performing with Kanye West at the BRIT Awards in London in February (15), and with Drake at his OVO Fest in Toronto, Canada earlier this month (Aug15).
Now he is set to be presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Music prize at the 5th Annual AIM Awards at London's The Brewery on 8 September (15) in recognition of his success so far.
A statement released by AIM Awards judge MistaJam reads: "Since Grime was born out of the ashes of UK Garage, Skepta has been a pioneer of the sound, of the DIY business model and the culture.
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Skepta has confirmed he has recorded with Drake for his forthcoming album 'Konnichiwa', and believes he inspired the rapper to start swapping diss tracks with Meek Mill.
The 32-year-old rapper has revealed the collaboration will feature on his fourth studio album 'Konnichiwa' alongside songs with Wizkid and Earl Sweatshirt.
He explained: ''There will be an official Drake song, an official Wizkid song, an official Earl Sweatshirt song. All that stuff is coming, but I really just like music and MC-ing on music.
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Rudimental brought Dizzee Rascal onstage for their headline set at Lovebox on Friday night (17.07.15).
The chart-topping quartet were closing the Main Stage at the London festival, held at Victoria Park, when they surprised the 50,000 strong crowd by inviting the 'Bonkers' hitmaker onstage for their new collaboration 'Love Ain't Just A Word'.
During their performance, the lads - who, along with Dizzee, were raised in the capital - shouted to the crowd: ''This is our home!''
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Mark Ronson has been added to the V Festival line-up, heading up the Our House stage on the Sunday night (23.08.15) alongside A-Trak at the event in Chelmsford, Essex.
Mark Ronson has been added to the V Festival line-up.
The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker will headline the annual event's Our House stage alongside iconic DJ A-Trak, with the duo teaming up for an exclusive set on Sunday August 23 in Chelmsford, Essex.
Mark Ronson said: ''I became a DJ because I fell in love with hip-hop, while growing up in New York and listening to all the legendary NY DJ's, like Red Alert, Funk Flex & Stretch Armstrong. I wanted to bring a taste of that musical heritage to V Festival this year. I cannot wait to perform on Virgin Media's Our House stage with my homeboy A-Trak - it's going to be LIVE! (sic)''
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'Hold On, We're Going Home' hitmaker Drake is planning to headline New Look Wireless Festival again next year as he had ''so much fun'' this year.
Drake is planning to headline New Look Wireless again next year.
The 'Hold On, We're Going Home' hitmaker was top of the bill at last night's (03.07.15) festival and is hoping he can make a return to Finsbury Park, London again next year.
Speaking to the crowd of revellers, he said: ''This is one of my most favourite nights ever. I just want to have so much fun.
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The actor and sometime musician posted a re-working of Skepta's recent single 'Shutdown' on SoundCloud on Monday, featuring a new verse.
The ‘Luther’ star uploaded his re-working of the British rapper’s recent single to SoundCloud on Monday and tweeted it to his fans, who immediately jumped in with their approval. “Sometimes you just have to SHUT "dem" DOWN. @Skepta. Do your ting my yout,” he said in the post. In the guest verse he added, Elba makes reference to his roles as Nelson Mandela, Stringer Bell and detective John Luther.
The collaboration is the result of a direct request made to Skepta back in March when the original mix of ‘Shutdown’ appeared back in March, when Elba tweeted “put me on the remix!!!! Cus I SHUT DOWN prime TV on the regular”.
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Skepta and JME will take to the stage at Brighton's The Great Escape festival on Saturday May 16 following the announcement of the latest wave of artists to perform.
Skepta and JME have been added to The Great Escape line-up.
The Boy Better Know rappers - who recently joined forces with Kanye West to perform his new track 'All Day' at the BRITs - will take to the stage at the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, the festival's biggest stage, on Saturday May 16.
The Cribs, Gaz Coombes, Afrikan Boy, Hyena, Tropics, Hollysiz and Lion Babe are also among the acts added to the line-up of the annual festival, which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary this year.
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Example, David Rodigan, Skepta and Gorgon City are among acts confirmed for We Are Rockstars in Ibiza.
Example and Gorgon City are among acts confirmed for We Are Rockstars in Ibiza.
The series of shows will return to the Ibiza Rocks Hotel for a fourth year, boasting a line-up of some of the most exciting UK talent including the 'Kickstarts' hitmaker.
Other acts confirmed for the string of shows - which will happen at the iconic hotel every Friday from June 5 to September 18 - include grime star Skepta, drum and bass duo Sigma, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ MistaJam, rising star Sinead Harnett and popular DJ Hannah Wants.
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