Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pelican Fly Presents Sam Tiba - Jersey Club Vol. 3 Podcast #8: Fused Forces

Skream & Benga - The Dubstep Show (5/19/2012)

Example is on the phone to select an entry into A History of Bass in 100 Tracks and the boys come packing loads of dubstep exclusives!! We ask the listeners for the filthiest bassline of the week in The Rib Rattler and catch up with some Dubstep Mums. Then things get slowed down for ’130 At 11:30′, there’s plenty of the usual Garage Shout Outs and, for the last half an hour, there’s only music and no chat for the Slammers & Bangers mix! Two hours of beats, bass and banter with Skream & Benga!

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Fanu ft. Science HKI On Bassoradio (5/19/2012)

Skywlkr - Impressions

Scribbler Podcast #035

Spooky - Spartan Sessions, Volume 1

Before he remixed Nappy's "This Is Anger", Spooky was making a splash on both sides of the Atlantic with the mighty "Spartan". If you've been checking the Grime scene over the last year or so, you would've surely heard a number of different remixes and vocaled versions of this riddim. For Volume 1 of the Spartan Sessions, Spooky mixes 27 different versions, featuring guys like Merky Ace, M.I.K., J-Sweet, Mr. Mitch, Darq E Freaker, K1, Discarda and PLENTY MORE, doing their collective things over, on top of and around this infectious riddim.


Disc Jockey Nappy - Early Afternoon Mixdowns

Looks like Nappy is mastering cuts for his forthcoming EP. You've been warned.

Crystal Seth - Left On Freeport

Frank Ramz - Quite Frankly...

Sinistarr: The New New

Prior to the release of Sinistarr's Cetra EP on Hit and Hope (which I'll go into more next week), I wanted to share some beats from homey that he's been working on for the last couple of months. Mostly his non-DnB work, which SHOULD be picking up steam, including bangers like "Ross" and "I Am Not Invincible", as well as a fire footwork re-work of Capleton's "Slew Dem". Fucks with these.

REUPSPOT Presents Product Samples Vol. 2

RTD Playlist (Week of 5/18/2012)


Friday, May 18, 2012

Loiter Squad, EP8

[video] Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko "Terrorist Threats"

[promo] J57: 2057 + The Ports EPs

As you should know, J57 is dropping two EPs via on May 22nd: 2057 and The Ports. Peep this promo video, featuring comedian Jermaine Fowler and the BBAS mascot: PayDro.

[video] Moruf "Lost In Translation"

blackrasslin podcast, episode 032

I got a few plans in terms of podcasting that should make this one rock a little better. Save that for the future. Right now, we have to recap some things - Monday Night's Raw Supershow, which was total snoozecore and the go home show for this weekend's Over The Limit PPV. I also drop some science on news about Cena, Mark Henry and more, and play a bunch of dope Hip-Hop. Already.

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Cyantific Radio, EP2 (May 2012)

 Looks like Cyantific started this lil podcast last month; he's always been a dope DJ, and when he blends his love of Drum & Bass with dubstep and other forms of Bass Music? It's a wrap. Loads of quality beats here, get your weekend popping correctly. Subscribing via iTunes is always a plus.

[video] SpectraSoul ft. Tamara Blessa "Away With Me"

SpectraSoul's Away With Me EP is their final single before their Delay No More album drops this summer. Pre-order this EP (which features remixes from Calibre and Kito) before it drops on June 18th.

[video] Villa Rosa ft. Dodi Phy "Food"

[video] Stealth "iExcel"

[video] Blu “K E E P U S H I N N”

[video] M.I "NoThing"

[video] SL Jones x DJ Burn One "Dope Man"

[video] CCC "Free Thinker"

[video] Donae'o "Pow"

[video] Jadakiss ft. Swerv "Thangs On Deck"

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Garden Variety (5/26/2012)

I missed last month's epic Garden Variety show, but I'm definitely trying to be there for this one. My boys Tone Liv and Venomous2000 are on the bill alongside heavy hitters like FEED, King Don, Base Bronson, Squeegie-O, Yasin, Meatman Da Butcher and many more. On the wheels we have A-Sharp and Latebloomer, with beats by Divine Drummah, Edobeci and Roads-Art. Edobeci will also be hosting. $5, Trenton Atelier, hit the FB page. You already know!!! EDIT this could potentially be one of the final events at the Trenton Atelier, so make it otu there.

Mella Dee "Don't Be Nesh"

First time I heard this bit was on the phone with DJ Nappy last night. He hit play and I instantly got the screwface on some "whothefuckisthat?!?!" shit. This one is taken from Mella Dee's Don't Be Nesh EP, which is out now on Slit Jockey. Not sure what "nesh" is, but I am sure it's some South Yorkshire UK slang shared by the Grime bredren. Word is Mella Dee is 1/2 of the Mista Men duo, and this debut EP finds him focusing on straight up rough riddims. Cop this EP via iTunes, Beatport, Juno Download or Boomkat.

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Baauer "Harlem Shake"

For the latest release on The Jeffrees, Mad Decent takes it to Brooklyn with Baauer. Dude's already been featured in mixes from Diplo, Brodinski and Flosstradamus, as well as Rustie's Essential Mix from last month (and even with a little Danny Brown via Nappy's The RefiXXX EP preview), and the boy DJ Cable was hunting this one down earlier this week. Just a big track right here that tows the line between bass music and Hip-Hop just how we like it. You can grab this one FREE via alongside "Yaow!".

Nico The Beast - Lost Sessions, Vol. 1

Prior to the May 27th release of True To Form, an EP from Nico the Beast & Vanderslice, he brings some of you newcomers to his cipher with Lost Sessions, Vol. 1. This five-track taster features some freestyles from the original rendition of his 2008 Dinner is Served mixtape, with him merking familiar beats, like Common's "The Game" or "2DopeBoyzinaCadillac" by Outkast. You can tell that the shit that's weighed on his heart hadn't gone down yet, as he feels a bit freer with the bars, you get me? Not to say he can't (or won't) just fucking rap, but once he went through REAL FUCKING LIFE, you can hear that shit in his new music. Added a different dimension. In any case, fucks with these, and come back for True To Form.

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DC Breaks "Move Closer VIP"

DC Breaks has been on a tear, and their Firez EP for Ram is proof positive of that. They let loose a VIP of "Move Closer" from the EP, but with a twist - where the original has more of a swing-y DnB beat, this VIP is pure dubstep flavor. You can only grab this via their Facebook page, so get on it.

Keaton - Hardware at Cable Promo Mix

Time for some throwback Drum & Bass stylings from one of the scene's finest, Keaton. I don't think he does much within the DnB scene anymore, but with the Usual Suspects, Keaton crafted a heap of important bits back when it mattered. He's going to be doing a '98-'02 set at Hardware's Cable takeover this Saturday in London, and he cooked up a special '97-'02 promo mix. This one covers the bases like only he can do it - classic tracks from the No U-Turn camp, Hardware and all points in between. If you were vibing when DnB was full of the techstep and neuro vibes, you already know!

Juan Epstein (5/17/2012)

Word from Rosenberg is that the idea for the next phase of Juan Epstein is two-three regular Juan Eps, weekly. And he says that by dropping a new Juan Epstein with T.I.! It's less than a half hour, but there's shit you ain't heard before from Tip. Fire.

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[video] Dom O Briggs "EyeLuvMuseik"

Third visual from Always Inspire(d). Directed by No Sleep Pro. Allen Iverson. Once this video reaches 3K views, the video for (my favorite cut) "180 (Pro)of" will drop. Let's go!

The Boondocks To Return For Forth Season

No word on when. Keep it locked to [adult swim], I guess. I'm just hoping that the last year has actually birthed animation (or at least writing), so we can get this out sooner rather than later. Still wish I had gotten one of those soapboxes, too!

The Combat Jack Show (5/16/2012)

Newest/latest edition of the Combat Jack Show features Alfred Spellman & Billy Corben of rakontur. I took it down early, but it sounds like this is one of the best interviews they've done. One of the reasons why this show is worth it - yeah they can pull dynamic interviews out of Fab 5 Freddy and other Hip-Hop luminaries, but they are versatile enough to flip dope conversations from other facets. And with word of Chuck Brown's passing, BenHaMeen also does a dope go-go tribute set. #GetReadyForCombat

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[video] Illus ft. Phashara "Life"

[video] Copywrite ft. Illogic "Sorrow"

[video] Dirt Platoon "Crash Land"

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

[video] Stinkahbell & Psy:am ft. OG'Z "Hot Poo"

Featuring P Money, Little Dee & Blacks. Forthcoming on errorhythm Recordings May 28th.

Juan Epstein (5/16/2012)

As Juan Epstein says, everything else is shit, so they're churning out more Juan Eps. I'm not mad at that at ALL. This edition brings forth Curren$y, with Spitta going over his story and plenty more - this might be one of my favorite recent episodes, Spitta just seems like a dope individual. Word from Rosenberg is that Season 4 of Juan Epstein is winding down, with Season 5 being their "biggest ever", including the iPhone app, regular shows, etc. Go in. Shouts to @pleasedontstare, @zillz and @AreaFY for hooking me up with an alternate link of this, so I could download it at work. Appreciate ya!

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[preview] Disc Jockey Nappy XXX Danny Brown - The RefiXXX EP

I'd tell you how quickly this project turned around, but you wouldn't believe me. When I heard that a limited edition of XXX with a bonus 7" with four acapellas dropped on Record Store Day last month, I had a feeling Nappy would be going in like this. And I fucks with it more than I thought I would. We champion the melding of Hip-Hop and Bass Music all day, everyday, and that "Blueberry" single proves how effortlessly Danny Brown can rip the shit you guys turn your noses at. Fucks with this - fresh cuts from Knight Riderz, Om Unit, Baauer and more get thrown right up against Danny's rhymes. You already.

[video] Reks & Statik Selektah ft. Alias "Sins"

Prolix - Live Studio Mix (Bad Taste Tour 2012)

Not sure if this is a promo mix in support of the 2012 Bad Taste Tour or recorded DURING the 2012 Bad Taste Tour, but it's 31 minutes of fresh DnB funk from Prolix. He drops in tunes of his from releases on Project 51, Bad Taste, Commercial Suicide and Playaz, as well as Hazard's "Food Fight VIP", which is taken from the forthcoming Very Important Playaz EP, which should be out soon. Also, that Upbeats remix of "Diplodocus" get me every time.

[video] Lewis Parker ft. Sadat X & Shabaam Sahdeeq "Walking On A Razor"

[video] Illogic & Blockhead "Matter of Minutes"

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[video] Ground Up "Right Back At It"

[video] E-40 ft. Kendrick Lamar & Droop-E "Catch A Fade"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

[video] Wise Vega ft. Lee Mazin & Daddy O "Wow"

Frank Ocean "Thinking About You (Styles&Complete Remix)"

This one just hit the inbox and I had to throw this one out there. I fucks with Frank Ocean, and I'm dumb confused as to why he's not had an album officially out. Almost like this one is being sent out to his label. Ha! Anyways, the duo Styles&Complete match Frank's intensity with a sinister dubstep riddim, allowing Frank's vocals to soar, while still hitting hard. Fucks with this.

[video] Raekwon At Princeton University (5/06/2012)

More footage from the Raekwon/Action Bronson show at The Terrace Club that manifested this footage. Shouts to @DaBooth.

[video] ScienZe & King I Divine "Hero"

Max B & Isaiah Toothtaker - Toothy Wavy

Crazy collaboration right here - Max B, who's still locked down in Jersey, links up with Isaiah Toothtaker on this EP, produced by The Hood Internet and presented by MishkaNYC. Talk about a mouthful... "Much like the Wonder Twins or Voltron, good things only get better when you bring them together. Over the past few months, we've been slowly but steadily dropping tracks and videos from the highly anticipated album Toothy Wavy, and its finally here.Toothy Wavy is a collaborative project between Machina Muerte head Isaiah Toothtaker, incarcerated rapper Max B, and production duo The Hood Internet. Toothy Wavy brings together all three artists’ unique styles, ending up with something you’re never quite heard before. Toothtaker, in addition to rapping on the tracks and providing hooks, also helmed most of the videos (of which there was one for each track), while The Hood Internet handled all of the beats, and Max B recorded his verses through the prison phone line. The whole project is a lesson in collaboration through difficult borders, and the result is nothing short of awesome. That's the extra special cover art above, designed by Doze. For more goodies, there's also the previously announced Free Max B Toothy Wavy t-shirt, which is available on our site right now. So download the album now, and always remember: Free Max B!"

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[video] Smoke DZA x Harry Fraud "New Jack"

[video] St. Joe Louis "Forgot To Forget"

Single is out now.

[video] Pavy "Rage"

[video] NatStar "Die Slow"

Taken from Fuck Cancer.

Danny Brown: Detroit State of MInd


Don't Play Podcast 006

TC's back with the sixth episode of his Don't Play podcast. I love the new turn he's taken with his production, dropping whatever form of bass music on the fly. He's the one that introduced me to Drumstep, and he's consistent with his output. Don't Play 006 drops soon, and features Taxman's "Tap Ho" remix. Damage. Loads of cuts in this one, including that "Mysterons" tune by Rollz (I believe it's a VIP), Dub Phizix's "Never Been" and plenty more.

BlowHipHopTV Interviews Tanya Morgan

[video] FOCI "Remote Control"

Neph reminds me of DMX, minus the drugs.

[video] Dub Phzix ft. Fox "Never Been"

Cop this right now. Seriously.

World Wide Juke, Vol. One

Number of fly Footwork/Juke cuts on this freebie. Shouts to Nappy for firing this one over. Cuts by Paveun, CRZKNY and Damscray stand out to me. Fucks with this.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

The State of the Superstar DJ

Nappy posted this up on Facebook, due to a conversation we had been having on the phone tonight: "I rarely pull out the race card. But count the white acts. Then count EVERY other race. There's pictures, if you need assistance. A multi-billion dollar industry with the equality of a 1960's public school system. PLUR, indeed". We started kicking knowledge on that subject due to the line-up for this weekend's EDC in NYC. And it's something that can be a hard pill to swallow. When you think that a boatload of the origin of Electronic Dance Music stems from tracks that come from Black culture, be it Drum & Bass, dubstep, House or the like, it seems that it's more acts like Diplo, A-Trak, Skrillex, David Guettaand the like that hit that "superstar" status in terms of DJ acceptance. Why is that?

[video] Naughty By Nature ft. Tah G Ali "Respect"

Hollywood Floss "Don't Need Your Love"

The boy Hollywood Floss (hereby known as FLAWSE) dropped this one off, continuing his "Stray Shots" series, and this one hits like the heat off a hollowpoint out the gat laid int he hand of a nigga with nothing to live fo'. Tracks like this have the crowd swaying and going ham, and FLAWSE rides the beat like it's his whip. Not a clean whip, either - he rides this fucker like that dependable hooptie that you can fuck the fuck up. Nasty. His EP, Power Moves, is on the way. I'm not even sure what the fluck this instrumental was before FLAWSE pimped it, doe. Someone help me out.

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Had no idea Low Key was working with on this mixtape, The Campaign, the official playoff mixtape. I like that they used all new music, and it features heads like Nitty Scott, MC, Freddie Gibbs, Fly Union, Chase N. Cashe, Maino and Fabolous, among others. Low Key hosted it, and says that the dirty version of this drops on Wednesday. Great look!

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Side-B Radio (5/13/2012)

Dope show from yesterday. They keep it light for the most part - loads of dope music, of course, with Side Beatz having a pair of bangin' ass producers, as well as Money Carsin calling in to talk about his new deal (grab his Eastbound And Down mixtape HERE) and more. You already know!

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[video] The 2 of Diamonds "Ambition"

Fucks with this. These boys are out of Chicago.

(2)Dope Podcast (5/12/2012)

First off, shouts to @MekDot for being a cool individual. Fuck the dumb shit, there's a handful of writers/bloggers/niggas in this Internets thing that I feel "get it", and Meka, one of the (2)Dope Boyz, gets it. I remember him doing the (2)Dope Radio shows for PNC Radio a few years back and that chatroom being dumb ratchet, with the selection being just as fly. He's been on his own journey over the last year, and I finally got to meet him last summer. When I saw that he threw out this 2DBz Podcast the other day, I had to jump on it. He's got a great ear for tracks, and I guess that's what gets him booked on so many gigs that fly into my inbox. Shouts to him for being him, and making it work. I see you, bruh.

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[video] QuESt "Gambler"


[video] Crosby ft. DJ Dyllemma "Xtra Large"

I was waiting for shorty in those scenes to start rapping.

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Northern Lights - BBC Radio 1Xtra DnB M1X (26/04/2012)

Northern Lights, aka Steppa & Kitcha, were on Crissy Criss' 1Xtra DnB M1X show a few weeks back, and over the weekend they let their studio mix go for free. Not only did they drop a dope batch of tracks, from Steppa's Audio Warfare imprint and other labels, but they even world premiered a dubstep tune they've got coming out on True Tiger. Great way to start your day.

[video] Adam Roose "Over Tha Boat"

[video] Bare & Datsik "King Kong"

Cop The King Kong Experiment, which features remixes from Mark Instinct, Terravita, Skeptiks and a special VIP from Bare himself.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

[video] K.MC "No Trigger"

DNBTactics 011

Skream & Benga - The Dubstep Show (5/12/2012)

Jack Beats are on the phone to select an entry into A History of Bass in 100 Tracks and the boys bring loads of dubstep exclusives!! We ask the listeners for the filthiest bassline of the week in The Rib Rattler; and demand to know if you have a Mum who loves Dubstep? Then things get slowed down for ’130 At 11:30′ when the pair play some garage classics. There’s the usual Garage Shout Outs and, for the last half an hour, there’s only music and no chat for the Slammers & Bangers mix.

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ETRecs / The Electric - Synergy EP

Jon Hope - Work In Progress

[video] Kasha Rae "Anuva Rap Tune"

[video] The Boy Illinois, Dominick, Don Dalé, Excel Cruz & Mike Musni "Take It To The Edge"

DJ Iron Mike - The Mother's Day Mix

[video] Chance The Rapper "Hey Ma"

FuseBox Radio (Week of May 9th, 2012)

[video] Stereo Boyz "Punchline Drunk"

Self-Injury Awareness

Short piece by Dante Luna. Props to him for speaking up.

[video] J-Lie ft. Jim Jones "Get It On The Low"

[video] N.O.R.E. "Kenny Powers"