Photos from Hare & Hounds gig for Parkinsons UK – 20/04/13

6 May

Claude by John LeftlungOn the 20th April Genius Collective reformed to perform at a special gig in support of Parkinsons UK. John and Mara Leftlung joined the band to document the amazing night, you can check out the amazing pictures on Genius Collective’s facebook or John’s Flickr and his website.

For those of you who were there you know what a special night this was, and we hope that these images serves as a great visual memory.

Thank you to George, Parkinsons UK, The Leftlungs and Cantaloop

GC Live at Hare and Hounds



Kinnie Daley – #MelodiesOfANiceGuy (Free Download) (Audio)

1 May

Genius Collective family member Kinnie Daley, a forward thinking lyricist from Birmingham has just released a super soulful EP on Street Soul Productions entitled #MelodiesOfANiceGuy. The project features an array of guests, including Carvalho of Versify Music, Fonzo, GC collaborator Kezia Soul and many more. Four of the six tracks were produced by Genius Collective’s MC and Producer Vice, alongside co-production on “A Love Story” featuring Fonzo & Kezia Soul.

Please head over to Kinnie’s Bandcamp page and support this very talented lyricist and help us spread the word: (click the graphics below to be redirected)

Cover designed by Stix & Vice

Cover designed by Vice
Front cover designed by Stix and edited by Vice. Back cover designed by Vice

Genius Collective LIVE supporting Parkinsons UK w/ Cantaloop (gig)

19 Mar

Parkinsons UK Fundraiser - Jazz Funk & Soul NightOver the last few months we’ve had lots of people asking where Genius Collective have gone, what have we been up to, and when will we return…well….THE WAIT IS OVER! Genius Collective have a powerful new line up featuring 3 vocalists, some incredibly talented musicians and an awesome DJ. Over the next few weeks we will begin to reveal our new line up, but for now please support this brilliant gig in aid of Parkinsons UK at the Hare and Hounds on the 20th April. Tickets are £6 in advance and £8 on the door. Thank you as ever for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!

Facebook event post here



GCgograbit – TY – Like You Never

22 Jan

like you never

The lyrical genius that is Ty returns with the awesome “Like You Never”, a true throwback era vibe in which Ty calls for action against the mediocrity accepted in the modern day music scene. With a beautiful backdrop created by a combination of derelict buildings and a halfpipe, this is the introduction to Ty’s signing to Tru Thoughts, and to his forthcoming project entitled “A Kick, Snare and An Idea” EP due for release later this year.

A vinyl release is due from Record Breakin.

The beautifully simple video is by Code Emphasis, who have a rather lovely selection of videos, which you can check here:

If that wasn’t enough, Ty is creating a T-shirt for the single release. It looks to be strictly limited, so go cop that soon by contacting Ty directly via Facebook –

Ty Like You Never

Vice supporting Speech Debelle this Saturday @ HMV Institute Birmingham (gig)

12 Dec

speech debelle HMV poster

Vice has been back in the studio the last few months, busy collaborating with a number of artists, including the mighty Great Scott (check out the video for the Vice produced single “Indie Rock & Jager Bombs”) alongside a wide range of other artists, working towards his debut production album (due early 2013) and his collaborative project Delegates Of Rhyme alongside London based MC Donnie Numeric (Check out their debut track from the release entitled “Spark”). Whilst all this has been taking place, Genius Colective have been expanding their musical pathways, with Kezia Soul currently gigging at various local venues.

Anyway! enough of the update, and on with the “Read All About It” section of the post! Vice, alongside long time collaborator Carvalho and Kinnie Daley will be supporting the absolutely awesome, Mercury Prize Winning, Speech Debelle! If you’re yet to check Speech, this is the time, her new single “Live For The Message”, and especially the UK MC remix, are absolutely bananas!:

Her wordplay, honesty and flow are always joined with beautiful soundscapes, with rpoduction credits including the likes of the Rhyming Monster that is Roots Manuva in addition to longtime producer Kwes.

This really is going to be an amazing show, so please be sure to come along adn support a truly special musican. For early bird tickets (£5) contact Vice directly – thegeniuscollective (at)

Here’s the FB page for the info –

We look forward to seeing you there!

Doors open – 6:30, performances from 7pm.

£12 on the door (£10 in advance)

HMV Institute – 78 Digbeth High Street, B5 6DY Birmingham

Please vote for Myke Forte in the MPC Renaissance of Beat Competition!

30 Oct

Morning all!

please help GC’s good friend, the humble, wonderfully talented dude MYKE FORTE!

He has entered the MPC competition in a bid to win an MPC Renaissance, and more importantly some well deserved recognition for the amazing work he’s been doing for years, slowly putting Birmingham’s beatmaking scene on the map, alongside the Louis Den and Soap Box camps.

All you need to do is go the link below and click the thumbs up button..thats it! It’s a really nice video, part interview, part beatmaking, its a good watch.


Please support a seriously talented independent musician.






The Delegates Of Rhyme (Vice & Donnie Numeric) – Spark (FREE DOWNLOAD)

10 Oct

Birmingham based producer Vice (of Genius Collective) and London based MC Donnie Numeric (of League of Awkward Men & The Popables) reveal the first track from their collaborative project. Under the pseudonym of “The Delegates Of Rhyme”, the project creates a soulful blend of UK Hip Hop, with some incredible guest appearances, including Great Scott, Jimmy Davis, Seraphin and many more.

Due to be released early 2013, this exclusive cut makes up part of brand new clothing label Rhyme Square’s mixtape – Introductions. The project can be downloaded absolutely free from –

Stay tuned for more sneak cuts from the Delegates of Rhyme debut project in the near future.