Archive for 04/01/2012 - 05/01/2012
If you mess with Nico The Beast, you are already up on his cuts with Vanderslice. They cook a grip of fire material on this dope seven track EP, True to Form, with features from Reef the Lost Cauze, Rec Raw and Outerspace. Trust me when I tell you, if you don't have any charcoal or propane for your grilling today, just blast this at your grill and you'll have fire for days.
PURCHASE Nico The Beast & Vanderslice - True To Form
DOWNLOAD Disc Jockey Nappy XXX Danny Brown - The RefiXXX
DOWNLOAD Wally Pish Posh - Fun For The Whole Family
DOWNLOAD Rickie Jacobs - Live Epic [mirror]
So glad to see URB pick up on Sinistarr's Cetra EP, which is forthcoming on Hit & Hope in June, I believe. Early support has already come from Sinden, Om Unit, Crissy Murderbot and Goldie, and for good measure, especially considering this is the first batch of non-DnB cuts the public has heard from this Detroit beatsmith. He digs into his roots, as well as delving into the Footwork side of things with "Bear The Mark" (which I've had for a minute and am glad it's seeing the light of day). The title cut has a chilled, Garage-y vibe, but "Runna" is the one IMO. Dope Hip-Hop vibe to it. You're not ready. Included in this preview is a Tailor Hawkins remix of "Cetra", but I don't believe that's on the final EP. Anyone looking to interview or feature Sinistarr more in depth, shoot me an e-mail. For the time being, check out Sinistarr's mix for the Sub.Mission Podcast, and be on the lookout for his mixtape alongside Disc Jockey Nappy.
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcst, episode 33
To say thanks for reaching 10K fans on Facebook, Dub Phizix has sorted out this dope 15-minute mix of tunes that he'll be giving away (with wild titles voiced by his boy Chimpo). The catch is, you have to vote HERE; input your name and email address and he'll send bits out to those who voted. Fucking tough tunes, too!
Yo shouts out to BTK. Quiet as kept, I was trying to put out a little bootleg BTK did that ended up getting released for free. In any case, he's been making a LOT of noise with Optiv (who you trainspotters might know as one of them Cause 4 Concern boys), and they have an album, Dirty Tricks, set to drop on Virus in the near future. They stepped up for the Black Sun Empire podcast and drop a serious a mount of tracks, mostly their bits. You aren't ready. And if you're in Belgium on July 23rd, hit up BSE's Blackout night, which will find these two going B2B.
Wild to see Okayplayer/The Roots link up with DJ Low Budget for this mixtape, which celebrates the 5th Annual Roots Picnic. Shouts to the heads who know what Low B is all about. Loads of blends on this one, mixing up artists on the bill. This shit is a real treat, trust. More details on the mix, and the night, via OKP (a download link on this one would've been nice). EDIT Get Right Music has the download - props to them!
This is the kind of Drum & Bass my mom would fucks with. Not sure what made soulTec & B-Pro pick up on this Who Is Jill Scott number, but this shit works. I believe there was a Drum & Bass bootleg of "Love Rain" from a decade ago, and I'm surprised more producers don't remix her shit. In the liquid era, where you want your somber bangers to feature some sultry vocals, Jill Scott should be the go-to, right? Anyways, fucks with this.
For his 21st birthdya, @DomOBriggs gives us a lil' something over some Hippie Sabotage heavenly heaven shit.I tried telling dude, it's all back pain and Tums after this, so I ask him to live his life to the fullest right now. And if you fucked with Always Inspire(d), you know he's got a bright future ahead of him. Drinks up, dog.
DOWNLOAD Dom O Briggs "21 Years" (prod. by Hippie Sabotage)
Fly shit right here. You should've already heard the first Elderly Jawns compilation,and if not - you're bugging. Small Pro doesn't play when it comes to the beats, and for him to be giving away a lush pack of jawns like this for free? You might as well go buy his album to say "thanks". No word on what he's got in store next, but do yourself a favor and keep an ear out for the bol.
PURCHASE Small Professor - Elderly Jawns II
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (5/23/2012) [via PDS]
DOWNLOAD J. Gainey Presents House Music - A Natural Work Of Art
DOWNLOAD Nicki Minaj "Beez In The Trap (Knuckle Children Bootleg)"
Looks like Ant TC1 is touching down at Fabric this Friday in Room 2 (alongside Bukem, Fabio and Furney) and cooked up this mix, which he describes as "a bit deeper than usual, 50% vinyl 50% CDJ's recorded on Technics's 1210's, CD1000 & Pioner DJM 800 mixer". He drops some Dispatch bits (obviously), including cuts from the Method In The Madness album, which looks like it might be serious.
Shouts to Hevehitta for sending this one over. Taking inspiration from Style Wars, he flipped this 15-track mix, with a focus on the art of Graffiti: "If you are not familiar with The Writers Bench, it was a meeting place located at 149th Street Grand Concourse where graffiti writers would talk graffiti, make plans, sign black books and settle disputes. The main activity was watching art on the passing trains (known as benching). The writers would admire and criticize the latest paintings". I'm just loving that he included Pack FM's "Click, Clack & Spray". Makes me want to re-buy Getting Up.
DOWNLOAD The Diggers Union Local 1200 - The Writers Bench
After a long delay, it looks like the Curly Castro vs. RTD project will be dropping. Cas is letting these jawns fly individually. Might have to zip them all for you lot when it's all done. This EP was me sending Castro a batch of beats and him doing the damn thing. He takes a cut from Skream's more experimental, non-abrasive side and lays it to waste. There's a few MCs I fucks with that really understand how to work the bass music beats, and this one is more IDM than anything else (reminds me of Aphex Twin for some reason). Adds a nice batch of sly funk with his rhymes, you smell me? Gastric bypass dreams.
DOWNLOAD Curly Castro "Lard"
Everything about this track is a win, from The Alchemist's magical instrumental to the Durag Dynasty (aka Killer Ben, Planet Asia & TriState) murdering the track. To the fucking cover art - Obama in a durag doe!?!? Brilliance. ALC is dropping Russian Roulette on the 17th of July, so be on the lookout for that one. And Durag Dynasty? Someone give them more heaters like this. This shit is a problem!
DOWNLOAD Durag Dynasty "Glass of Astonishment"
Sometimes, heads will pick the most random cats to fuck with a remix/re-imaging of their cuts, but this shit right here? Perfect additions. M-Dot and Boycott do damage to this D/Will instrumental, and Dom more than holds her own. Tracks like this are my daily anthems, you feel me? You'll also find this on M-Dot's Layer Cake mixtape, which drops next week. A video for the original is on the way, and .diem is also coming soon. Fire.
DOWNLOAD D/Will & Dominique Larue ft. M-Dot & Boycott Blues "Circulate (Remix)"
Video from DJ Premier's interview on The Combat Jack Show ft. Dallas Penn from April. Shouts to DP for sending this over.
We premiered a cut off of this a few weeks back, and now that #BlueCollar campaign hits full stride with Call In Sick, an EP with a title that's near and dear to my heart. I've got a feeling Hawdwerk was calling in sick to complete some of this. For his first soloe EP, We get two tracks produced by J Bizness, three from Kaleem "Sincere" Wasif and a jawn from CBall. You already know. I won't even sit here trying to go ham with you niggas, trying to talk dude up. If you've slept already, stay out a little late for before coming back from lunch. Pop this one in and get your everyman on. Trust.
DOWNLOAD HawdWerk - Call In Sick
In 2010 and 2011, I've helped put together the mixtape for the Jersey Fresh Jam - shouts to Leon Rainbow for allowing me to be a part of it. These tapes have helped highlight the Jersey Hip-Hop scene, bring funds back to the Jam for future projects and also help cultivate talent for other shows. Instead of dealing with cats submitting tracks via e-mail, they've got a submission form set up where you can enter your info AND submit a track. If you're from Jersey and make that Hip-Hop, you should be up on this. Trust me. Full details HERE - the Jam is on the 11th of August, so get your submissions in early!
Interesting show here. Shouts to Phil for keeping it fair but honest with his interview with Solar, yes 7 Grand "super producer" Solar. Solar speaks on his thoughts about Guru two years removed from his passing, the Gangstarr Foundation and more. Nothing too crazy, and as Phil says, it's a touchy situation, but I'm not mad at him bringing Solar in. It's still #FuckSolar in my book, and him calling Guru a "sweetheart" is mad suspect. Also kind of sideeying him about calling Guru underrated. But who am I? Of COURSE the best of independent and underground Hip-Hop is played, and another dope edition of Side Beatz. You already know.
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (5/20/2012)