Back from touring the US with recent collaborator Skrillex, long running lords of the underground Foreign Beggars are welcomed back home with a come back gig at Camden’s KoKo on Thursday 3rd November.
Since their first release in 2003, Foreign Beggars have a sustained reputation for being staple members of the UK’s then underground hip-hop scene
, with the progression of UK hip hop into the musical mainstream the group have gained even greater recognition, in 2004 they won ‘Best New Act’ at the UK Hip Hop awards, and in 2005 won ‘Best Single’ for ‘Hold On’ and ‘Best Group’ at the Lyric Pad Hip Hop Awards. In 2010, they were nominated for ‘Best European Hip Hop act’ alongside the like of Roots Manuva and Tinnie Tempah amongst others.
In 2009 the group decided to broaden their horizons by collaborating with the mighty Noisia to create ‘Contact’ taken from their third album. The hip hop/electronic concoction caused a stir with the track generating 3,000,000+ hits on youtube and became the catalyst for the bands fixation for fusing genres.
‘Beggatron Remixed’ was born which featured the likes of Plastician, Bar9, Skrillexx and Flux Pavilion and their nomination for ‘Best Volcalist/MC’ at the Dubstep Forum Awards 2010 shows an acceptance from the bass music community. Their most recent venture, ‘Badman Riddm’ with Vato Gonzalez has landed them a spot at number 6 in the official UK charts
Words: Nicola Elliott