Saturday, May 19, 2012
DOWNLOAD Skream & Benga - The Dubstep Show (5/19/2012)
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.
Looks like Nappy is mastering cuts for his forthcoming EP. You've been warned.
Friday, May 18, 2012
As you should know, J57 is dropping two EPs via J57music.com on May 22nd: 2057 and The Ports. Peep this promo video, featuring comedian Jermaine Fowler and the BBAS mascot: PayDro.
DOWNLOAD blackrasslin podcast, episode 032
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.
Thursday, May 17, 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.
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.
DOWNLOAD Mella Dee "Don't Be Nesh"
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 TheJeffrees.com alongside "Yaow!".
DOWNLOAD Nico The Beast - Lost Sessions, Vol. 1
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.
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!
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.
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (5/17/2012)
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!
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!
DOWNLOAD The Combat Jack Show (5/16/2012)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Featuring P Money, Little Dee & Blacks. Forthcoming on errorhythm Recordings May 28th.
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!
DOWNLOAD Juan Epstein (5/16/2012)
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.
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.
DOWNLOAD Illogic & Blockhead "Matter of Minutes"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
More footage from the Raekwon/Action Bronson show at The Terrace Club that manifested this footage. Shouts to @DaBooth.
DOWNLOAD Max B & Isaiah Toothtaker - Toothy Wavy
Single is out now.
Taken from Fuck Cancer.
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.
Neph reminds me of DMX, minus the drugs.
Cop this right now. Seriously.
DOWNLOAD World Wide Juke, Vol. One
Monday, May 14, 2012
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.
DOWNLOAD Hollywood Floss "Don't Need Your Love"
Had no idea Low Key was working with LeBronJames.com 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!
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!
DOWNLOAD Side-B Radio (5/13/2012)
Fucks with this. These boys are out of Chicago.
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.
DOWNLOAD Meka - (2)Dope Podcast (5/12/2012)
I was waiting for shorty in those scenes to start rapping.
DOWNLOAD Crosby ft. DJ Dyllemma "Xtra Large" (prod. by Zeps)
Cop The King Kong Experiment, which features remixes from Mark Instinct, Terravita, Skeptiks and a special VIP from Bare himself.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
DOWNLOAD Skream & Benga - The Dubstep Show (5/12/2012)
Short piece by Dante Luna. Props to him for speaking up.