Thursday, 30 April 2009

Breaks For Days Radio

As promised, here's just over an hours worth of myself and Beat Detective spinning some of our biscuits. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did recording it. Starting with a selection of hip hop tracks to get you open, then we attack the funk crates in search of the perfect beat.

Keep listening as we also have an exclusive peep at SIGHER THE GUTTER SNYPE's new 12" release ..... "Keep on Pushin" b/w "Hitman Harry"
It's been 15 years since the amazing TRIALS OF LIFE EP was released, and now SIGHER takes up the challenge and rocks shit on the MPC and MIC. Go give the TRIALS Ep a listen and then get in touch with SIGHER and tell him the DAILY DIGGERS sent ya. Get down with the program here or order your copy through... russell dot paine1 at ntlworld dot com

BREAKS FOR DAYS radio 30/04/2009

Kid Dyno & Beat Detective

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Dyno's Discogs Discounts

Hey need some records?? Well check here for our list of goodies listed on DISCOGS. If you see anything you fancy, drop me a line and mention BREAKS FOR DAYS and I will discount the postage both for UK and overseas customers. Let's call it a little thank you from KID DYNO. UK postage will be £0.50 for one 12" or LP, and overseas rates will also be reduced by £2.00. But be quick, it will only last for 2 weeks from today.
There's some ill stuff up for grabs, including the hard-to-find SOUL PURPOSE joint featured on this post right here. And I am super strict when it comes to grading so you can buy with total confidence. And there are no wack re-issues here baby paw!

Kid Dyno

Breaks For Days Radio - It's dope on a rope!

Fiending for some kick-arse beats? Wanna hear some funky drums? Need a dose of dope? Then 'it's about time we dropped another BREAKS FOR DAYS radio show - our usual slice of killer beats from years gone by. But it's time to hand it over to YOU guys & gals (if there are any ladies tuning in) to choose what you wanna hear. I'm sure by now you know the type of shiznit we like to drop on your unsuspecting eardrums. This time you choose, and all you have to do is think of a track OR artist, and click on the "comment" link below.
Now I cannot guarantee I will have every track requested, but don't forget the DAILY DIGGERS' crates go deeper than Jack Cousteau, so there's a very good chance that (if it's dope) we got it. And remember, we have no wack mp3s or CDs (what the fuck are they..?) here, just dusty vinyl from the vaults. So if you wanna know that Kid Dyno is going blue in the face searching for this or that 12" just to satisfy your every whim, drop a lil comment below and the Beat Detective and I will deliver the goodness on Thursday night ... with added dust and static at NO EXTRA COST. Who says we don't give you anything?
I look forward to seeing what you wanna hear. And remember... we got BREAKS for Days, and BEATS for Weeks!

Please include your name and location, and we'll give you a shout.

Kid Dyno

N.B. It has come to our attention that there has been excessive use of the word "dope" here on BREAKS FOR DAYS. You only have to see the above post. Firstly I would like to apologise for the overuse, and in my defence I claim that a life into hip hop has ingrained this word into my brain. And secondly I would like to point out that the "dope" we are referring to is NOT listed in the dictionary definitions below:

1. any thick liquid or pasty preparation, as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
2. an absorbent material used to absorb and hold a liquid, as in the manufacture of dynamite.
3. (Aeronautics)
a. any of various varnishlike products for coating a fabric, as of airplane wings, in order to make it waterproof, stronger, etc.
b. a similar product used to coat the fabric of a balloon to reduce gas leakage.
4. Slang.
a. any narcotic or narcoticlike drug taken to induce euphoria or satisfy addiction.
b. any illicit drug.
5. Slang. a narcotic preparation given surreptitiously to a horse to improve or retard its performance in a race.
6. Slang. information, data, or news: What's the latest dope on the strike?
7. Informal. a stupid or unresponsive person.
8. Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States). soda pop, esp. cola-flavored.
9. North Central U.S. (chiefly Ohio). syrup used as a topping for ice cream.

–verb (used with object)
10. Slang. to affect with dope or drugs.
11. to apply or treat with dope.
12. Electronics. to add or treat (a pure semiconductor) with a dopant.

–verb (used without object)
13. Slang. to take drugs.

—verb phrase
14. dope out, Slang.
a. to figure out; calculate; devise: to dope out a plan.
b. to deduce or infer from available information: to dope out a solution to a problem.

Hmmm ... it seems like the guys in dictionary corner don't like rap music. Tune in on Thursday and see what REAL dope is!

Kid Dyno

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Large Pro meets the Albino Gorilla

What do you get if you cross a Large Professor with an Albino Gorilla? A Large Gorilla? An Albino Professor? Actually the result is a dope hip hop track from 1993 featuring Akinyele on rhymes with his trademark pitch-shift on the punchlines. I remember some people weren't feeling AK's rhymes when he came out, but backed with production by Large Pro it was obvious he was gonna blow up, and his Long Player "Vagina Diner" became a classic. That's why tracks like "The Bomb" and "Ak-Hoo-Hoo" still create a buzz even when dropped at a party 15 years after their release. Although Ak's follow-up product was not always as good, it cemented his place in hip hop history. But with Large Professor on the boards that was hardly a surprise.
For the track "Outta State", the label credits "Psychedelic Shack" by The Temptations, but it was actually ALBINO GORILLA's 1970 version of this track that Extra P flipped. I searched high and low for a clean copy of this LP, but sporadically it would pop up with the cut-out gorilla missing from the cover, so I left it. Recently I found a much better copy with Gorilla and all, so finally I can bring you a little break to the beat action.



Kid Dyno

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Verbal Threat - Ironman

Every so often a dope hip hop track comes into my radar that hasn't been brought to my attention earlier. This is kinda unusual, as those that know me will vouch for the fact that I spend every spare minute I have surrounded by hip hop records. "It's a sad life" you may think....and it is. But the soundtrack is great!
Now I think it may be DJ IVORY who first mentioned this track to me, but it still took me a few years to track down a copy (thanks Christoph!) in nice condition. It's on the IDLERS label so I don't understand why it is such a bitch to find. Nor can I find much information about this release or the artist themselves. If you know more details please drop a comment and unravel the mystery.
Produced by COR DIVINE and DJ SERIOUS, and mixed by Grandwizard Tony D (not the Tony D aka Tony Depula RIP) this track uses some unusual samples, and a frenzied SP1200 drum program with snappy snares doing all the work. It's raw, and that's just how I like it.
On DISCOGS you will see this group linked with the current VERBAL THREAT (Kool Sphere and MC Reppond) produced by DJ PREMIER - these cats are also dope I agree but I'm not sure they are linked. Damn ... these name similarities can be confusing.
Have a listen below to the CLUB MIX which I prefer, and there's also a HIP HOP MIX with the drums laid bare. As far as I am aware it hasn't been dropped on any of the quality mixtapes doing the internet rounds, and if I'm wrong I'm sure someone will correct me. Although DJ KOCO did use the flipside track "Black Woman" on one of his mixes.

Cat No WAR046
Mastered by Dick Charles (signature in run-out)
SRC stamp also in run-out
Dedicated to Scott La Rock


Kid Dyno

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Skeme Richards RSC

This brother is fresher than fresh, and cooler than the water in a swimming pool. It's SKEME RICHARDS, and he just can't live without his radio. Nostalgia King and purveyor of fine records, his new blog will educate and amaze...and sometimes daze. But it ain't no phase.
Plus I NEED that Jimmy Walker DYN-O-MITE doll!! Check it out HERE!

And if you're not in the know about SKEME RICHARDS, he's twice as nice on the 1s and 2s as most of the break DJs out there. First you gotta know that shit, then you gotta find that shit, but only then can you learn to rock that shit. Check out this short documentary on SKEME and possibly the best top rocker in b-boy land YNOT? - now there's a man who knows his beats and let his feelings all flood out. Just watch how YNOT? moves to the music practically in sync with the instruments. Does he have a midi connection or something? Is he man or machine...? I truly don't know, but judge for yourself below....

Kid Dyno

12 Finger Dan & Soulbrotha

DYNO: My diggin' brother from another mother BEAT DETECTIVE caught up with 12 FINGER DAN this week about the forthcoming vinyl from these heavy digging dudes. The LP is entitled....well, let me pass to BD....

BD - Dan ... tell us about the new SOULBROTHA - COLLECTORS ITEM LP?

12 FINGER DAN - The Collector's Item is a straight boom bap hip hop album which is entirely produced by me and my soulbrotha B-Base from Hamburg/Germany. It's available on CHIEFROCKER RECORDS as a double vinyl limited-edition with 500 copies worldwide. If features several artists from the states and Europe like DJ Premier, Sadat X, Craig G, Blaq Poet, Nut-Rageous and many many more.

BD - How did you connect with the mc's on the lp - Craig G,Sadat X these are some legendary mc's?

12 FINGER DAN - Yeah BD, it's crazy for us to have these legends on our album. It's a good feeling man! Our man CEE DA CUBAN from Poor Pocket Muzik from Queens who is on the lp as well made the collabos with Nut-Rageous, Craig G, Sadat X, QU, Kyron and Blaq Poet possible.

BD - You produced "Nuts & Screws" for Nut-rageous how did you link with him?

12 FINGER DAN - I got connected to CUBAN through the releases of NUT-RAGEOUS. My man THORBEN aka DJ MIGHTY THOR gave me some information about NUT and man i love NUT-RAGEOUS! So i ordered some copies of his EP and 12inches and so i got connected to CUBAN who does the management for him. I wanted to have Nut on the Collector's Item, so i agreed with Cuban for a collabo and when it came true, he offered us to do some more joints for our album with the other great MCs as well. And that's how it came true.

BD - what equipment do you use to make your beats and why is it important to you to keep the art of sampling alive?

12 FINGER DAN - I use the SP1200, the S900, the S950, the S3000XL and the MPC2000XL for my productions. I got the ESI 32 and some other samplers as well, but the main thing in my beats is undoubtedly the SP1200! I love the sound and the groove of this machine. My studio is equipped with analogue stuff only. For the mixdowns i got my Mackie 32/8 Mixer. I couldn't imagine to make beats without samplers because that's the foundation of hip hop. And to my mind the most important thing is the sound. You gotta have to find them right sounds. I'm not digging keyboard or synthesizer-sounds, it has to be soulful and funky. Just like BDP said: Making funky music is a must! So that's why we're still digging, because the sounds that we love were made in the 60's and 70's.

BD - Word, with a name like 12FINGERDAN you must be hittin' those crates hard right?

- Haha, yeah 12 Fingers get's more dustier than 10!

BD - Tell us about Chiefrocker Records ?

12 FINGER DAN - CHIEFROCKER RECORDS is an independent label from Hamburg/Germany who belongs to the oldschool dj MARIUS No. 1. He founded it in 1998 and the Collector's Item is the 10th release on it. We know Marius for a long time and he was down by supporting us with the release of the album. Big shout out to the Chiefrocker!

BD - So where can we buy the lp?

12 FINGER DAN - You can CHECK OUT THE SOUNDCLIPS and order directly on our website or hit your local store. Maybe they got some copies as well!

BD - whats else are you working on at the moment?

12 FINGER DAN - First of all, i will get back to the lab and do some new beats. I hope that we can catch somebody..s attention with our album. I..m down to work with everyone, if the flava is right. As far as the releases go, the next thing that will follow is the“ Gryme Tyme“ LP from the FREESTYLE PROFESSORS where i did a joint on it. And a new project with Branesparker will come up soon. And of course my man NUT-RAGEOUS comes up with new stuff where i did some cuts on it.

BD - mad props for stoppin' by... and good luck with the album. Any shout outs?

12 FINGER DAN - Thanks for having me on this interview BD. Big shouts to everybody who is supporting ourselves and our music. And don't forget: The groove gots to crackle like pan-frying a piece of ham (by GRANDWIZARD THEODORE)!!

Get your dusty fingers on a copy right here>>>


Sunday, 19 April 2009

Dust And Grooves

Here's a re-upload of the DAILY DIGGERS SOUND break mix from a few years ago, for my man EILON PAZ at DUSTANDGROOVES.COM. EILON is a professional photographer and vinyl enthusiast, and has documented the crate digging culture on his oh-so-dope website, take a peep for yourself at his interview and photos with Philly's own TRIPLE DOUBLE amongst others. EILON is taking a trip over to the UK in a couple of days to experience the DAILY DIGGERS lab for himself....check out DUSTANDGROOVES in the near future.
So hey EILON, here's a few beats to make your trip across the pond a funky one.


Kid Dyno

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Who Ya Gonna Call? Doug E Fresh!

At the moment here in the UK, Ray Parker Jnr has resurrected his "GHOSTBUSTERS" theme for a TV advert, and as annoying as that may be, it reminded me of the dope 12" single DOUG E FRESH dropped in 1989 for the GHOSTBUSTERS II soundtrack. Entitled "Spirit", and only loosely referencing any kind of ghostbusting activity. More a display of DOUG E FRESH's inimitable style and beatbox renditions. And no sell-out weak-ass joint either (as were some joints on soundtracks with the exceptions of Gunman, Boyz n Tha Hood, America's Dying Slowly etc) as DOUG E proves he is still THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER.
I have to give props to AROE of the SOUNDMAKERS for kicking me in the head with this joint - the HANK & KEITH SHOCKLEE remix had slipped me by somehow.

Doug E Fresh - Spirit

Remember how people like DOUG E FRESH, BIZ, BUFFY from FAT BOYS, and DMX the HUMAN BEATBOX had a massive influence on the world of Hip Hop. If it weren't for these originators, there would be no RAHZEL, and if there were no RAHZEL there would not be the thousands of HUMAN BEATBOXERS we hear today - it has now become an accepted form of musical creativity. You may have seen the Youtube footage of everyman and his dog beatboxing with a flute or harmonica......well keep locked to BREAK FOR DAYS as in the next few weeks we will feature some of the original human beatbox action from the early days of rap on wax. As a taster, peep this dope footage below about DOUG E FRESH.....and have a laugh at the dude with the red and white trucker cap, he needs to get off the crack!!

Kid Dyno

EDIT: Hmmm it seems I need to listen to the lyrics MUCH closer - check out our fellow blogger WERNER VON WALLENROD's answer to this post. If you watched GHOSTBUSTERS II more closely than I obviously did, then it seems DOUG E FRESH does in fact understand the paranormal activity threatening New York - peep it here. Thanks WERNER, I'm glad someone is paying attention.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Nuggets & Gems

Those dudes DJ PRECISE and DJ OLSON, known collectively as P&O, have been busy again on the funk tip; you may remember back in FEB last year we featured their P&O Cross Channel Mix. Well lately PRECISE and OLSON are working hard with their brainchild MUSIC de BEAUVOIR live band with the two DJ's at the helm. This is some serious shit no doubt, and will appeal to the break cats and funk heads amongst you, with some SICK scratching too for the Hip Hoppers.
PRECISE & OLSON began producing for MCs, including thier own VINYL DIALECT projects on BAD MAGIC RECORDS, and performing in the DMC DJ CHAMPS as THE PLAIGAWRISTS in the mid 90s. But now their quest for the perfect sound has lead them in a 360 degrees journey - firstly they were sampling records for their trademark sounds and samples, but now use live artists and instruments to re-energise those studio productions with more of "the funk" and a live feel. The results are pretty damn fantastic, and the result is MUSIC de BEAUVOIR - a 10-piece prog-hop orchestra fusing together turntablism and samples with the more old-school components of a jazz/funk band. The music takes its roots in some of the more adventurous library music of the 60s and 70s - labels like Boswoth, Conroy, KPM and, naturally, Music de Wolfe. This music has been sampled by P&O in their deBeauvoir town studio, and turned into tracks that they have then scored for a big band.
Check this live shit out from 1001 Club in Brick Lane EAST LONDON. Don't front on them drums....!

music de beauvoir live at 1001 brick lane

For more details, and more KILLER tracks check 'em out at....MUSIC de BEAUVOIR and check out this track "AVATAR" featuring the awesome voice of POLLY GIBBONS. It's a lo-fi copy for obvious reasons....but keep your eyes peeled for a forthcoming seven inch 45rpm single.

AVATAR - MUSIC de BEAUVOIR ft Polly Gibbons

And to promote their forthcoming "NUGGETS & GEMS" night in East London this summer/autumn, we have a funk mix from PRECISE & OLSON to get you in the mood. The night will be a mix of old school break and beats, live funk action, turntable wizardry, and some other shit you ain't seen before. As soon as we know more here at BREAK FOR DAYS we will keep you informed. You could never say that these P&O guys are lazy...cuz it's "beats, beats, beats" whenever we talk to them. Just how we like it!

P&O Nuggets & Gems mix


Thursday, 9 April 2009

Boot Sale Bargains with The Beat Detective

In these times when many record stores are closing down and disappearing from our high streets, the seasoned beat digger has to evolve his game and sniff out those dusty vinyls from whatever source he can. And a part of the beat diggin culture has always been to find those gems for a fraction of their true value. Obviously the cheaper the wax is, the more records you can afford to buy, hence the better chance of finding a drum break or dope sample. It's simple maths.
So if you are seriously into your breaks, no doubt you will trawl through the charity spots, flea markets and boot sales in search of a dusty crate or two. You gotta admit, finding the unexpected is so much more fun. And often the cost of these records are a million miles away from the ludicrous prices you see on eBay and at record fairs.

Add to this the current "credit crunch" situation, and money is real tight ... and if you are addicted to records like we are, then the charity spots and "booties" are the only place to be for cheap vinyl. As superdope producer-on-the-mic DIAMOND D told us on his joint "Feel The Vibe"....

"You gotta get your fingers dusty (word)
And keep your ear to the street so you won't get rusty
Concentrate on the funk vibe (Funk vibe)
Learn your roots put on your Timberland boots
I'm true to my art, I never fake a move
I keep your head bobbing to the psychotic groove
The vibe is erotic, contagious, sporadic
I love beats so much I'm damn near neurotic


Now my buddy the BEAT DETECTIVE is king of the game when it comes to bargain beats, so he's now gonna let you into a few of the recent finds from his (secret) charity shops and (even more secret) boot sale locations.

KID DYNO: BD what's up my mellow, it's about time you dropped a little beat knowledge here on BREAKS FOR DAYS. It's not like I been asking you for months LOL!

BEAT DETECTIVE: Dinco, you know me - I prefer to speak with my hands! Seriously though, the blog is looking good KID, and I need to drop some knowledge on the beatheads out there. Money is tight right now, so let's give the folks a few tips on how to pick up cheap beats without breaking the bank (excuse the pun). Some of my dopest breaks have been the cheapest!

KID DYNO: Yep I been looking forward to this for a while 'cuz you never cease to amaze me what incredible records you find whilst out in the middle of a muddy farmer's field at 7am on a Sunday morning while I'm still catching zzzz's. I have known you now for over 15 years but I gotta admit I don't know how you do it bro! So please school me, and the BREAKS FOR DAYS readers.

BEAT DETECTIVE: There are two key pieces of advice I would give to anyone starting out diggin'. But before that you have to understand that anyone can throw thirty quid at a rare soul, rock or funk LP in a record shop or on the net. But the best way to amount a dope collection at minimum cost is to go searching high and low for record dens and charity shops, boot sales and church fairs, and anywhere you think you may find records cheap.

KID DYNO: You say this BD, but I hit the charity shops when I can and very rarely do I find anything of any interest.

BEAT DETECTIVE: Well you have brought me on to my first piece of advice there Dyno. The first rule is PERSISTENCE. You have to hit that shit on the regular, and just because your first 2 visits have been fruitless, doesn't mean you give up. I will illustrate this nicely later bro and embarrass the hell out of you about the time I found the *CENSORED* drum break LP in a charity shop right across the road from your own house! In your neck of the woods Dyno! Ha ha!

KID DYNO: taken. The less said about that, the better!

BEAT DETECTIVE: One man's junk is another man's treasure. So all the records I see at boot sales and charity shops are stuff that people think is worthless, so most of these records are 25p, 50p or sometimes even less. When I stumble upon a nugget for pennies I then find I gotta keep my poker-face on so I don't let the seller know that what I have found is worth anything. But that's all part of the fun.
Also at these prices I can afford to buy records on speculation, and that's where most of my dopest finds come from. This is where the second rule comes in - you gotta do your HOMEWORK and learn your shit. I study records as well as listen to the them, reading the cover credits, the labels, and the artist notes. This way I can pick up producers to look for, or maybe a drummer that likes to break down his beats halfway through a track. Then when I'm out on a mission I keep an eye open for that drummer, or that label, or that particular instrument that sounds dope like FENDER RHODES. I like to go on a hunch too when maybe a track title sounds dope, or the dude on the cover looks funky. I'm sure you catch my drift. I don't just buy records that I know, and no genre is a no-go area for the BEAT DETECTIVE. Everything is fair game in my book DYNO!

KID DYNO: OK so now hit me with some bargain beats BD - don't hold back!

BEAT DETECTIVE: Aiiight KID, but some of these I know even you ain't got so don't be sniffing round my record bag!
Here goes.......

A great double hitter this one, originally I bought it for the fat drum break, and then later realised it also contained the track "Traffic Cop" which provided the main sample for STEADY B's "Let The Hustlers Play" in 1988 produced by LAWRENCE GOODMAN and CHUCK NICE (THREE TIMES DOPE). It's a relatively hard piece to pick up, but this copy turned up for a pound (£1.00) at a sunday morning boot sale in deepest Essex. Getting up early certainly isn't easy at weekends, but it's the thought of records like this that get me out with my diggin radar at the crack of dawn. I like to hit as many boot sales on a sunday morning as possible to spread my net, so an early start is essential.
Overall this is a great LP recorded at Chipping Norton Studios in Oxford UK, with DARRYL CLIFTON on drums providing the killer break.
I don't think KID DYNO has this one.
BLOODSTONE - Traffic Cop
BLOODSTONE drum break
STEADY B - "Let The Hustlers Play"

Now this is a private press LP on HILLSIDE RECORDS from Ipswich in the UK, and as far as I know this band handed out their LP in the pubs and clubs that they performed in. Not only does this LP have the funkiest of covers, with all three members sporting flares and big hair, but they also sit proudly on the bonnets of their choice 70s motors. Check out that Jaguar! These dudes were living large.
Despite the dope cover, it's what's on the wax that counts after all, and this record does not disappoint on any level.
It harbours some huge kicks and snares, real loud and chunky - perfect for chopping up on your MPC or drum machine of choice. I gotta say props to STEVE SKYE and DJ OLSEN / DJ PRECISE for first schooling me on this record. It took me 5 years to find this copy, and that almost never happened!
The story goes like this - the location was a boot sale in Wickford, and I'm deep in some bloke's crates when I stumble upon an LP with the three prestige motors on the cover, but there is NO record in the sleeve. I asked the stallholder if he has the actual record. The seller replies that he may have it at home, but asked why I wanted that particular record? Not wanting to elevate the price on this one, I told him (stupidly) that my Dad knows one of the members of the band, so I wanted it for that reason rather than anything else. "Which one?" he says, and then reveals he still knows "Steve" from the band who is now a guitar teacher in Clacton-on-Sea. Ooops! Maybe I should have been more honest. :O) but anyway I take this bloke's phone number and arrange to meet up with him another week if he can find the record.
A few minutes later record karma kicks in and as I walk a few stalls further on, the dude runs up shouting "I've found it....£2 wasn't it mate?"
Check out the soundclip, keep listening as it breaks down later in the song .

I found this Long Player in St. Luke's Hospice charity shop in Wickford, together with a HANGED MAN Soundtrack both for 25p each. They don't come much cheaper than this. I knew how good HANGED MAN was gonna be, but the DUM-DUM was a surprise find.
DUM-DUMS is an album co-ordinated by BOB JAMES, and that is the main reason I looked at this apart from the great cover picture. Arranged by JOHN FIDDY of library music fame and produced by PETER SHELLEY and JOHN FIDDY.
The warm sounds on this LP are incredible, and as the line up suggest you are in for some serious listening pleasure.

DUM-DUM - Art The Grass
DUM-DUM - Dum-dum Theme
DUM-DUM - Cosa Nostra

Years ago I was a courier driver, dropping parcels up and down the country in a van. Not much fun, you might think,
but this provided a way of travelling around the country at someone else's expense, allowing me to stop and do some diggin' while I was there. So if you are expecting a parcel which is later than it should be, now you know why!
I tended to do multi-drops around the town and cities, but luckily many were at business addresses which lead me past lots of charity shops. If I spotted a place worth a look, I would pull over and run in. This GEORGE SHEARING LP was found in the same way and contains some nice and hard drum break action and a spacey cover. Possibly my favourite version of "Aquarius". Nice shades GEORGE!

Now this is the LP I found in a tiny charity shop right across the road from my boy DYNO's crib. Now he must have been sleeping not to check this shop, cuz I only popped in there
before heading to DYNO's for a beat session, and found this little beauty for 30p. I gotta be honest I was not aware of the break on this record, it was a blind purchase, and a good one at that. I would never normally think to buy an LP by *CENSORED*, but it was worth every penny just to see KID DYNO's face melt as I dropped it on his very own turntables. There is something VERY satisfying about copping a dope break on someone else's turf. Even if it is my buddy DYNO LOL!
There are three breakdowns, the last being the dopest.
Secret drum break


Happy hunting...


Wednesday, 1 April 2009

BBC Radio 4 - beat mining with The Vinyl Hoover

Check out this BBC Radio 4 show about record diggin', courtesy of TOBY AMIES aka THE VINYL HOOVER. Some hilarious diggin stories to be heard from legendary 45 collector KEB DARGE, plus interviews with 45 KING and STEINSKI revealing the hows and whys of sampling drum breaks.
Very interesting stuff, although the link is only avilable for 5 days so peep it soon.


Kid Dyno