Wednesday 30 January 2013

Train Bombin'

Great short animated film about train bombin' - enjoy.

Monday 28 January 2013

Biz is Still Goin' Off

JORUN's gone and done it again. The Canadian King of the remix treats us once again to one of his top quality productions. This time the DIABOLICAL BIZ MARKIE gets the BOMBAY treatment. Ah one two.....!

Friday 25 January 2013

Quinton's On His Way...

This year has got off to a cracking start with some superb new hip hop vinyl announced already, as well the handful of excellent mixes doing the rounds at the moment. One in particular which has me hooked is CHRIS READ's offical mixtape to celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE PHARCYDE's "Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde" album. In conjunction with DELICIOUS VINYL and WAX POETICS, CHRIS steps up to the two turntables and takes the listener on his own bizarre ride through this classic LP blending the original album tracks with remixes, instrumentals, acapellas, original sample material and even some interview snippets from the time of release. Once again incredible stuff from CHRIS READ.

Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde: Official 20th Anniversary Mixtape by Chris Read (Musicofsubstance) on Mixcloud

Oxygen - The Process

Out very soon on BORO RECORDS is a new sureshot seven inch single from OXYGEN produced by FREQNIK & WDRE and also featuring DR BECKETT and EMSKEE. This shit takes me back to 94/95!

Format's Favourites

I wanna give a super loud shout out to my VINYL VETERAN cohort from Brighton DJ FORMAT for putting the DAILY DIGGERS REMIX of KO' ROK TWO's "Get It On" into his list of top 5 current tracks on the TOP 5 TRACKS website! We were stoked to say the least - FORMAT has always been a purveyor (and producer) of the highest quality music, so to hear that such a respected Hip Hop DJ likes our remix is a very pleasant surprise (and somewhat of a shock to be honest!)
But FORMAT didn't stop there .... he also dropped the REMIX in his new collaboration mix with BOCA 45 called "Golden Era Party" which you can listen to below. It is a 65 minute mix to promote the 'Golden Era Sound' that DJ FORMAT and BOCA 45 often play together at parties. And FORMAT is a busy man right about now as his "Fisher Price" REMIX of OXYGEN's "Gone Diggin'" has now dropped on 5" picture disc through SLICE-OF-SPICE RECORDS. (This is the record that features the amazing track "33.3"). If you didn't scoop a copy already then get over to the SOS website and put your name on one pronto.
It's so refreshing to know FORMAT is busy putting out premium product, whether it be one of his mixes, his remixes, his unbeatable live shows, or his own dynamite productions. And we'd love to do a DJ FORMAT X DAILY DIGGERS project in the future, so MATT if you are reading this....

A few remaining copies of the KO' ROCK TWO 12"s are still available on the COLD ROCK STUFF website. Once they're gone...

Monday 14 January 2013

Rob Life Catching Wreck

It's a joy to witness DJ ROB LIFE from BREAKIN BREAD cutting up breaks on the 1s and 2s. Not only is he smooth as butter on the two turntables but his track selection is always second to none. Check out this b-boy mix he recorded for radio some years ago, and if you dig it enough I might even share his incredible "Catchin' Grooves" break mix. Not only is ROB nice with his, but he's a real nice dude and humble with it.

Mix for radio Sept 2006 B-boy breaks by Rob Life on Mixcloud

Saturday 12 January 2013

Ultra Mag Netic

Thanks to TIM WESTWOOD for sharing this rare footage of the infamous ULTRAMAGNETIC MC's gig at Dingwalls Night Club in London from back in 1990. An incredible performance despite the fact that the door got bumrushed and all hell broke loose inside and outside the venue.

Thursday 10 January 2013

First Round Knock Out

Guard your grill or get knocked the fuck out with this free download of some new heavyweight material from SOUNDSCI. Get off your stool, step in the ring and take what's coming to ya ..... a "Lyrical Beatdown"! Grab the FREE download HERE.

Sunday 6 January 2013

They Call Me Puma

FBA Classics

Here's some classic train pieces from FBA (FAST BREAKING ART) crew members RASK, TACK, KAZE, and WEST.

Q-Bert Still Runnin' Thangs

There's no doubt in my mind that DJ Q-BERT is one of the true masters of the scratch. It still amazes me to this day how much dedication he has for the art of scratching. He has to be among the very best scratch DJs we have ever seen, along with his PIKLZ cohort D-STYLES (another incredible deck technician). Both have continued to re-invent, re-work and re-shape the sound of scratching (as we know it) for over 20 years. That's why I think Q deserves his GRANDMASTER status alongside the late great ROC RAIDA (rest in beats).
Check out Q-BERT getting into the zone at the DMC WORLD FINALS in London back in September 2012. Expect to see lots of cuts, rubs, scribbles, funky drum patterns and his usual inter-galactic scratch-speak. But best of all is the obvious fact that Q is enjoying himself no end! Check it out...

Saturday 5 January 2013

Breakbeats & Rhymes

LORD FINESSE breaks down his deal with WILD PITCH, the birth of D.I.T.C. crew, and the reasons behind why he wanted a record deal in the first place.

Thursday 3 January 2013

All City

Classic HENRY CHALFANT steez from 1985. Enjoy.

Butta Brother

Check out this great INTERVIEW with SKEME RICHARDS where he discusses some of his weird and wonderful collecting habits (and it's not just records but everything from movie posters to GI JOEs with the KUNG FU GRIP). What I like here is that SKEME reaffirms that he ONLY collects stuff that he has a personal connection with, or items he remembers from his childhood. Like SKEME, I hate those types of people who only collect whatever they deem to be the "in" thing at the moment; that shit is for culture vultures and wannabees. Be true to yourself and forget what anyone else is doing. Start trends rather than follow them. Big up to SKEME and the HOT PEAS & BUTTA crew.