Saturday, 25 October 2014

From BX to LDN: Jazzy Jay

Saturday October 18th 2014 was an evening I will remember for a long time. For more years than I can remember I have been rockin' original break doubles trying to emulate the sound of the deejays that helped spawn hip hop culture in the 70s and 80s. And none more so than Bronx legend JAZZY JAY. So to be on the line-up at a JAZZY JAY warehouse jam in London was a dream come true if I'm honest with you. B-BOY DOCUMENTS crew (along with the help of PRITT KALSI) had flown JAZZY in from NYC to bless the wheels of steel at another high profile B-BOY DOCUMENTS event (following on from their superb month of events back in 2013).
The event was held in a multi-storey car park (yes you read that correctly) in Belsize Park on the evening on Saturday 18th October. If you never witnessed a warehouse jam back in the 1980s then this is as close as you would ever get to that "bolt crop the padlock and wire up the system" feeling. A whole host of original UK heads were in attendance on the night, in fact more than I could possibly list in full. The B-Boys were goin' off all night long, and JAZZY JAY treated them to a no-holds-barred breakbeat set to make you wanna get down. And when they said the event would run til the break of dawn they weren't joking! Thanks to the B-BOY DOCUMENTS crew for having me spin alongside a personal hero of mine.

...and luckily they recorded the audio for the whole night, so you too can enjoy the sounds that made them all get down. Stay tuned and I will share it as soon as it is available.

The Vendetta Continues...

MF GRIMM & DRASAR MONUMENTAL are back on wax with part 3 of their "GOOD MORNING VIETNAM" series of real deal pull-no-punches trooper music. If you are easily offended by raw, gritty hip hop music from the trenches then this is definitely NOT for you. If however you are a serious trooper yourself then don the camo and tighten up your boot laces and hit the frontline....


Saturday, 11 October 2014

Goei Trax Volume 2

And here is GOEI TRAX volume 2 for your listening pleasure. DJs MAUZ and DROPPA taking no prisoners when it comes to rocking the funky breaks and beats. They got STAX OF WAX!

Stax of Wax - Goei Trax vol2 by Staxofwax on Mixcloud

Caught You Sleepin'

Those heavy diggers from Belgium DJ DROPPA and DJ MAUZ, aka STAX OF WAX, are back with another fun-packed mix for your loudspeakers ... "CAUGHT YOU SLEEPIN'". If you don't dig this then there is something wrong with your earholes and I suggest you make a doctors appointment immediately. Also check their GOEI MIXES on their Mixcloud page as these are some of my most heavily rotated mixes right now.


Caught you sleepin' (Droppa mix) by Staxofwax on Mixcloud


Caught you sleepin' (Mauz mix) by Staxofwax on Mixcloud

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Jazzy Jay in London Oct 2014

B-BOY DOCUMENTS crew proudly present the return of JAZZY JAY to the UK for a one-off special show featuring many of the original heads from the UK hip hop scene. Check out the list of names and make sure you get to North West London on October 18th.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Diggers Dozen Live Sessions

Thanks to Max for asking me to drop a choice vinyl selection at his DIGGERS DOZEN night in DALSTON, East London on September 25th. I hope everyone who attended enjoyed the selection - if you missed it in the flesh then here is the recording from the night. Have a look on the DIGGERS DOZEN mixcloud page to see which DJs have blessed the wheels over the years at Max's events, there is too many to mention.

My selection is dedicated to FISH PWS (ANTISOCIALMUSIC), a regular here on DAILY DIGGERS who sadly passed away late last month just before this DIGGERS DOZEN event took place. Rest in paint FISH, I'll miss both our chats and your unwavering support over the years for which I thank you mate (including the dope DAILY DIGGERS graff logo that you and KELP organised).

Kid Dyno - Diggers Dozen Live Sessions (September 2014 London) by Diggers Dozen on Mixcloud

Monday, 16 June 2014

TRC 25th Anniversary - June 22nd

This coming Sunday evening get yourself over to the BIG CHILL BAR in Brick Lane East London for the TROUBLED CHILDREN (TRC) 25th Anniversary jam. There will be an exclusive vinyl release available on the night by UK Hip Hop legends the GUTTER SNYPES, plus UK b-boy legends SECOND TO NONE will be throwing down on the breaks. Myself and BEAT DETECTIVE shall be rockin' the 1s and 2s alongside DJ PRONE, PRIME CUTS and DJ FORMAT. See you there...

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Super Bad Super Funk

That good dude DJ ZOROCK has just dropped volume 2 of his SUPER FUNK series. SUPER BAD (SUPER FUNK pt.2) is another sureshot mix of dancefloor funk grooves and b-beats. I particularly enjoyed volume 1 when it dropped a few months back, and so far volume 2 is just as good as the first instalment. ZOROCK got soul and his musical choice reflects that. Get stuck in....

Friday, 6 June 2014

Rob Life In The Mix

My fellow VINYL VETERAN member ROB LIFE is nasty on the doubles, and one hell of DJ to watch spin doubles live. His track selection is sharp and the execution is for want of a better word flawless. So I'm happy to share with you (in my own absence) this one hour chunk of ROB live on the ones and twos from back in 2006. ROB LIFE takes no shorts ... only doubles!

"mix for radio" circa 2006 Breaks, funk and B-boy flavours by Rob Life on Mixcloud

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Bodi Khuu on the Beats

Tell me this ain't beautiful.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Dust & Grooves Book Launch London

I'll be spinning records this Friday to celebrate the launch of the DUST AND GROOVES book. Hope to see some of you London folk there!