Thursday, 30 June 2011
Shouts to K Mag once again!
On top of being a dope online publication, Knowledge Magazine also runs a monthly Thursday night at Cafe 1001 in London. Following on from my recent interview and guest mix they've decided to team up with me and the rest of the Triangulum family for a label launch party on 7th July :)
Rinse FM resident and Mindstep head honcho.
★ DJ Cable (me, obviously)
3x DMC Champ, Yasmin TOur DJ, Triangulum head honcho.
★ Fused Forces
Substance Abuse, L2S Recordings, Fent Plates, Mindstep & Family Tree.
Triangulum, 6FB, Area records, Sub Lab.
★ DJ Complex
Nearest tube stations: Aldgate East & Liverpool Street.
7pm - midnight
** FREE ENTRY**
I'll also have a few Triangulum t-shirts to give away on the night. To be in with a chance, make sure you get in early! Hope to see you there.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Here's something for all the skaters out there...I don't skate myself, however I'd be tempted to cop one of these (if I had the funds) to put on display in the house somewhere; they're sick!
Damien Hirst’s 2009 collaborative skate decks with Supreme will be released by Other Criteria on Thursday, July 12 via its London location.
Only 40 signed pieces will be available, each featuring a unique drawing. Additionally, the decks will be sold in limited quantities via Other Criteria's online store on July 14 at 10am GMT.
14 Hinde Street
London, W1U 3BG
Tel: +44 (0) 207 935 5550
In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Jay'z classic debut album, "Reasonable Doubt", Philly radio’s Colby Colb has decided to share an extremely rare Jay-Z interview and freestyle from 1995. This is a great piece of unreleased Hip Hop history.
In his words:
What can I say, this is a historic moment in Hip Hop. At the time I knew of Jay-z from Original Flavor and he had a cameo on this Big Daddy Kane song that was out that summer.
This was before Rocafella, this was best friends Jay and Dame driving down to Philly in twin Lexus GS Coupes with records in the trunk. This was one of Jay-z first interviews outside of New York. You could see the potential in him, he was nervous yet confident. During this interview he talks about life before Reasonable Doubt which didn’t come out until 10 months later. Check out the freestyle over some Wu beats.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
MTV visit Birmingham to find out more about the city's thriving music and fashion scene.
Shouts to Liam from the Filthy Vicars, who makes a cameo appearance.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Rafik murks Native Instruments' Maschine in this routine for Turntable Lab radio... Damn!
Araab Muzik has got competition...
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Sunday, 19 June 2011
Last week would have been Tupac's 40th Birthday. A lot of people claim that the game would be much different if he were still alive, and I agree. Although I wasn't the biggest fan like some of my peers (I still rate Biggie over 'Pac), he did leave behind a classic back catalogue, and a collection of tunes that will stand the test of time.
I think a lot of people would want to know what a more mature Tupac would sound like as an artist, and it's safe to say that one of the things that he would have done would be to end the coastal war. Want proof? Well, here's a full unreleased collaboration album with NY's Boot Camp Click. This is 100% original, no posthumous remixes or anything like that...
Duck Down Records CEO Dru Ha recalls the recording process:
I’ve been doing this now for 16 years and I’ve been in the studio with everyone we can think of and I’ve never seen anyone work the way he worked. I don’t even know where he pulled the energy from. He would just write the rhyme like right on the spot. Fuck them people that say that they don’t write, Pac would just write it. He would be in the booth doing it in one or two takes and then call the next emcee up. If they didn’t have their shit ready, he didn’t care if it was The Outlawz or if it was Buckshot. ‘Next! Next!’ He would just dismiss the emcee. It was never like, ‘nah, nah it’s cool, take your time.’ He put the pressure on and he kept the pressure on. It was intense and it was cool to watch.
01. Let’s Fight
02. Tattoo Tearz
03. My Own Style (Feat. Greg Nice)
04. Secrets of War
05. Wherever U R (Feat. Big Daddy Kane)
06. The Struggle Continues
07. Brothaz at Arms
08. Worldwide Dime Piece (Feat. Greg Nice & Snoop Dogg)
09. Military Minds
10. Thug Nigga (Feat. Greg Nice)
11. Bonus: Military Minds (Version 2)
Via The Rap Up
Mad Decent Mondays has DJ Nappy touching down in Philly at Fluid on Monday, June 20th for the night they've called the THUGSTEP Summit. Nappy is their special guest, and will be featured alongside host MC Buddy Leezle, Dr. Ew of the Future Thugs camp, and the Mad Decent Mondays resident DJs.
Considering how long it's been since he's been sorting these refixes, and how the sound of Hip-Hop and Dubstep has come together in varying pockets of the world, this is a massive look. Big up DJ Nappy!
If you're in Philly Monday night, you should check it out.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
I wouldn't say I'm the biggest Odd Future fan (Tyler's album had a few solid joints, but that's about it), but Frank Ocean's mixtape has been on regular rotation on the iPod.
Here's the first single from J. Cole's anticipated debut album, which samples Kanye's "New Workout Plan".
The fact that the song's pretty dope also give me an excuse to post that cover art.
I'm spinning at Le Scratch tomorrow night, which will be the start of a very busy weekend for me!
If you're in the area, be sure to pop down and say hello.
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Monday, 13 June 2011
I've known about this for a good while now, and I'm glad to see this collaboration finally materialise...
Trapstar have hooked up with one of my favourite club nights (and brands), Goonies, to produce the M40 collection. For those who aren't that familiar with UK geography, the M40 is the stretch of motorway that connects London to Birmingham.
See below some pics from their look book, which features P Money, some fit Trapstar girls, and a cameo from the Candyman himself.
Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Recorded on Monday 6th June.
Logan's been smashing it with these "After Hours" sets. Given the fact he's only got one hour a week on legal radio, these are a great addition...
Download the audio HERE
P.S. The "Blacks & P" Mixtape is now available from iTunes. Cop it from iTunes
BONUS! Here's the previous session with P Money, Blacks & Little Dee:
Monday, 6 June 2011
I've been sitting on this blend for a minute, so I thought I'd finally upload it, and create some visuals too.
Download the audio HERE if you're feeling it.