Review: Secret Walls final with Vibez – congratulations Mr Christa

Secret Walls final, Saturday April 20, 2013, The Old Firestation. Photos by Shinobi Pictures. Words by Suzi Dixon. Photo gallery below. More photos to come – keep an eye on Facebook…

It was something completely different on Saturday as the grand final of Secret Walls invaded The Old Firestation, with the drum n bass boys of Vibez in the back room. The two styles of entertainment couldn’t be more different. You could chill out downstairs with the Beatbox Collective, followed by a pen-to-paper, man to man, epic art battle as Mr Christa took on Krishna Malla in the final of Secret Walls Bournemouth.

As for the backroom? Vibez brought their own form of art in immitable style. The breaks, beats and lyrical stylings were like paint strokes on a canvas and the final piece was a beautiful sketch of sketched-out rhythms.

In the art battle, home favourite Krishna Malla used one of his favourite characters in his gorgeous final piece. But the intricacy and imagination of Mr Christa simply blew me away – see above. Mr Christa was a clear winner from crowd roars and on the judges’ boards and it was a fitting finale to the Secret Walls story for 2013.

As the final got underway downstairs, Vibez resident and one of our favourites Benzo put the night firmly in fifth gear upstairs from the start, with Double L on the mic of course. It’s not easy for a night to change venues but this talented twosome filled the extra space in the Firestation and we especially liked the bars dedicated to our main snapper, Shinobi Pictures.

The night was headlined by local producer-made-good Krakota. There is real soul to Krakota’s productions – not soul as in soul music but soul as in something that comes from deep within his personality. His Sub Zero remix reflects this trait and something tells me this is not the last we have heard of Krakota – he is definitely on the up.

Stuff Ya Disco took the beats harder – so hard the MCs had to battle feedback at one point, until Double L stylishly moved a drunk who was interfering with the speakers out of the way. Lance would be a shit hot bouncer if he wasn’t already a shit hotter MC. Brecht wrapped the night up and it’s back to The Winchester for Vibez May 18th. It’s Cirque du Vibez so dig out your scariest clown costume for a night of high top high jinks.

Line up:

Stuff Ya Disco



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  1. August 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm — Reply

    Dear Mr CampbellI have only voted for your party when I vote in the General Election. Although I still continue to agree with many of your poiciles such as the Uk’s foreign entanglements being based at least on poor intelligence and at worse being a part of rich and powerful countries trying to garner the world’s most important resources ie oil, with the first oi war being fought over the falklands and now in the 21st century having troops in Iraq (second biggest oil producer) and Afganistan (where important pipelines can be placed which bypass Iran and Russia.I also welcome your stance on tution fees and feel this is distorting the housing market and the economy generally. Whilst I wholeheartedly agree with this I fail to understand as a former student member of your party and now a Tutor in college of Accountancy, Economics and Business Studies why your party endorses PPFI’s which is in effect creative accountancy as it is borrowing by the back door and quite expensive too.I could vote Lib dem, Green (which reject PPFI’s) or even Tory as their new leader has made many bold statements. Thank you.

  2. May 1, 2016 at 2:09 am — Reply

    Meta' del lavoro di comunicazione (la spedizione) e' quindi fatta. Ora devo solo piu' aprire la busta! Su questo bisogna lavorarci. Ma possibile che ho il messaggio nella busta e non trovo il modo di leggerlo?> Questo e' il problema.Esatto hai colto il punto. Con l'entanglement una “spedizione“ istantanea avviene. Solo che è inintelligibile.

  3. May 13, 2016 at 2:01 am — Reply

    This is just like the Azerbaijan name dispute between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan. Iranians claim that the historical Azerbaijan was south of the Aras River (today's Iranian Azerbaijan), and it never included the one north of it (the RoA) until the name was usurped in the early 20th century by the Turkic speaking nationalists who would subsequently be known as the Azeris of the RoA. Iranians also say that the historical name of the area of today's RoA was Aran and that the historical Azerbaijan excluded Aran. The Azeris of the RoA deny these claims and assert that their land was part of the historical Azerbaijan.

  4. May 16, 2016 at 2:29 am — Reply

    Poplips: Haha yeah they look really pretty with the Silver Shatter! (in the website's photos lah, sadly not on my fingers haha)C: I like the light rose (forgot name) from the Pirates!Alyssa: Thank you (: It's a combination of H&M lipstick (their lipsticks are very cheap! store opening here oct/nov!!!) and ZA lipgloss

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