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El-P and Dizzee Rascal Tour
February 15, 2008, 6:06 pm
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Hell yes. I guessed it when Def Jux announced they were to release Dizzee Rascal “Maths + English” in the US. Coming in May is a Dizzee and El-P tour of the states.

Pitchfork.com writes:

” It looks like Def Jux‘s partnership with Dizzee Rascal to release Maths + English in the U.S. was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. And the latest result of that relationship is a juicy tour featuring Dizzee and label honcho El-P. After they play the Def Jux SXSW showcase in March (alongside Del the Funky Homosapien and Devin the Dude, among others), the two will take North America by storm in May.

El offered the following words on the Maths release and upcoming tour: “Me and my partner at Jux have been huge fans of Dizzee, and thought the new record was so good that it needed to be released in North America. His music is raw and honest and fits right in with the type of artists we want to support. As big as he is overseas, he’s never really had as much of a chance to get out there in the U.S., so the idea of touring with him is really exciting for me. Between the two of us it should be a pretty insane experience.”

Another El-P/Dizzee collaboration is the former’s remix of “Where’s Da G’s [ft. UGK]”, which will appear on the aforementioned U.S. release of Maths + English on April 29. According to El-P’s MySpace blog, that remix isn’t the only studio work he’s done recently. He also remixed the Mars Volta’s “Goliath”– from new album The Bedlam in Goliath— and he’s preparing some sort of studio follow-up to I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead.

The latter release has led El-P to regrow his studio mustache in the process. On his MySpace blog, El writes that the release “will most likely be a little more than an EP, a bit less than an album, and a whole lot of fuckery.” He also says that, amidst other material, it will feature Darryl Palumbo’s remix of “The Overlydramatic Truth”. ”

Here are the dates of El-P + Dizzee Rascal= Dizzee P

03-13 Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn (Definitive Jux SXSW showcase) *
05-08 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05-09 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
05-10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05-11 Boston, MA – Middle East
05-12 Ottawa, Ontario – New Capital Music Hall
05-14 Detroit, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
05-15 Chicago, IL – The Abbey  <<Hell yeah, I’ll be there

05-16 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Club
05-19 Seattle, WA – Neumos
05-20 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
05-21 San Francisco, CA – 1015
05-22 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey

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Def Jux to Reissue Dizzee for US
January 18, 2008, 5:46 pm
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Def Jux is planning to reissue Dizzee Rascal‘s ill disc “Maths + English” for release in the US with more tracks + El-P remixes.

Pitchfork.com writes:

“Happily, Maths + English is getting another chance, thanks to the good folks at Def Jux. The indie rap powerhouse will issue the album on CD for the first time in the States April 29. (It will also re-release it digitally, as it is no longer available as a download here.)

The Def Jux version will feature new studio tracks “G.H.E.T.T.O.” and “Driving” as well as a remix of the UGK-assisted “Where’s Da G’s” by Def Jux label head El-P. All told, it sounds like it was worth the wait.”