Wednesday 31 December 2008

Skillz "Rap Up 2008"

Just had to post this before I'm off out tonight....

Listen/Get: Skillz "Rap Up 2008"

FLOL @ the R Kelly & Young Buck lines. This one's full of quotes!

End of The Year: 2008

As we say Game Over to 2008, and welcome in the New Year, I've decided to give a little recap of what's happened this year, along with some of my personal achievements....

First up, history was made this year, with Barack Obama winning the US presidential election (I hope you all downloaded the "Block Obama" Mini Mix). Hip Hop played a very important role in this election, and helped get to everyone out there to vote. I believe that Obama's the right man for the job.

Musically, 2008 was a pretty good year. For Hip Hop, the album of the year for me has to be "Paper Trail" by T.I. This was closely followed by Ludacris' "Theater Of The mind". Those albums are two solid pieces of work, and have been on constant rotation since copping them. Lil' Wayne also proved himself to be the hardest working rapper out there, there's no doubt about that. Other notable releases include The Cool Kids' "Bake Sale" EP, and Common's "Universal Mind Control".

On the other hand, 2008 was full of unnecessary/irrelevant beef (turning the genre into a bit of a pantomime sometimes), autotune, more crap dances (Stanky Legg, anyone?), and also the word "swagger". I somehow hope the above are banned in 2009.

The UK music scene was in good health this year, with artists such as Benga, Dizzee Rascal, Estelle, Donaeo, Bloc Party & M.I.A. all putting out great music. Props to Dizzee for getting to #1 just on legal downloads alone (on an independent label too).

Now, over to Dance music...Drum & Bass has never been healthier: Brookes Brothers, Hazard, Nu:Tone, Blame, High Contrast, and Chase & Status came with some of the best D&B I've heard in a long while. Album of the year goes to Chase & Status, who not only gave us a quality slice of D&B, but also showed that could easily make some disgusting Dubstep! "Eastern Jam" smashed up the dancefloor at practically every venue I played it, whilst "Running", with it's vocals and 80's influenced synths is an awesome joint.

Diplo, A-Trak, Craze, Sinden, Hervé and Fake Blood also put out some excellent work this year too....

Now, 2008 has also been a great year for me as a DJ. Not only was I able to represent the UK at both the DMC World Championships (shout to Sally) & the IDA World Finals, I also won the "Alizé Remixed 2008" DJ Competition (special thanks to everyone at Uproar for making the Tour night happen at Paper). I was also able to support a lot of great artists this year, such as Twista, Bobby Valentino and of course, Grandmaster Flash. To top it all off, iDJ Magazine pointed me out as one of the DJs to watch out for. I guess the hard work does pay off!

To everyone who reads the blog, I wish you all a happy and safe New Year. See you in '09.

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #52

Once again, it's time for another Weekly Mix...Well in fact, it's the last ever Weekly Mix of the series...But don't fret! I'll be back with more mixes next year....just not every week lol!

So for this week's final mix, and due to Khal's recommendation, I went in with a nice selection of D&B for your ears...Jump up, Liquid, Disco, Vocals...It's all there. Artists featured included Hazard, Brookes Brothers, Total Science, and Chase & Status. I also threw in a forgotten classic from High Contrast too....

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #52


01. Auld Lang Syne Intro....
02. DJ Hazard - Machete
03. Original Sin - D For Danger
04. Matrix & Futurebound Feat. Cat Knight - Reflection
05. Total Science - Stone Love
06. Brookes Brothers - Tear You Down
07. Agent Alvin Feat. Fiasco - Don't Look Back
08. High Contrast - Magic
09. Lenzman - String City
10. Nu: Tone Feat. Natalie Williams - System (Matrix & Futurebound Remix)
11. Brookes Brothers Vs. Futurebound - Dawn Treader
12. Chase & Status - Take Me Away

Lastly...I'd like to thank all of those who downloaded my mixes over the year, to the bloggers who posted them up (Bluntwun, Khal, Krakmuzik), and to everyone who's joined the Facebook Group, and shown support. It's definitely been a fun thing to do (although sometimes a little stressful!), but next year I'll be focusing a lot more on production and full-length mixtapes....

So....52 weeks, 52 mixes, no tracks repeated (remixes excluded) & 100,000+ downloads. Who else can step up to the challenge?

Until next time, Happy New Year and all the very best for 2009.

See you on the other side.

Monday 29 December 2008

"Nas Killed Hip Hop...." (Video)

....according to Soulja Boy. SMH.

I guess you're still pissed that you only fell short of 950,000 units, eh?

Trackstar the DJ x RTD: "1993 x 2008"

Got sent this earlier today...

Trackstar the DJ has teamed up with Khal over at Rock The Dub for this exclusive mixtape.

Rather than do a straight Best of 2008 mix, Trackstar has taken some of this year's hottest cuts, and intertwined them with joints from 1993 from the same artists....Dope concept, dope mix.

Listen/Get: Trackstar the DJ x RTD: "1993 x 2008"


01. Q-Tip "Move"
02. A Tribe Called Quest "Oh My God"
03. Oddisee Feat. Buckshot "Where I Be At"
04. Black Moon "I Got Cha Open"
05. Ice Cube "Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It"
06. Ice Cube "Check Yo Self (remix)"
07. Common "Gladiator"
08. Common Sense "Soul By the Pound (remix)"
09. Pete Rock "Don't Be Mad"
10. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth "Lots of Lovin'"
11. Method Man & Redman "Broken Language 2008"
12. Wu-Tang Clan "M.E.T.H.O.D. Man"
13. Redman Feat. Oh No "Lay You Out"
14. Redman "Tonite's Da Nite"
15. Scarface "High Powered"
16. Scarface "I'm Black"
17. The Alchemist Feat. Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss & Pusha T "Lose Your Life"
18. Snoop Doggy Dogg "Gz and Hustlers"
19. Saigon Feat. Lil' Fame "World War IV"
20. M.O.P. "How About Some Hardcore"

I may have to step up to the plate for the 2009 edition....

Mazzi "Walking Blog #16" (Video)

BONUS! I forgot to post up last week's "Walking Blog". My bad!

Kenna Feat. The Cool Kids "Loose Wires" Remix

I'm back after a couple of days off...Damn this cold/flu...

Anyhow, some new heat here from Kenna, featuring The Cool Kids on the remix. In my opinion, "The Bake Sale" EP was one of the hottest releases this year...Looking forward to their full length debut in '09...

Listen/Get: Kenna Feat. The Cool Kids "Loose Wires" Remix

Saturday 27 December 2008

DJ Cable in iDJ Magazine!

I've been featured in the latest issue (January 2009 edition) of iDJ Magazine, as one of the DJs to watch out for...Wow!

Just to clear something up...My beard is not actually ginger, the scanner lightened the colour when copying the image. Honest!

Ghetts Feat. Griminal "Don't Phone Me" (Music Video)

Damn, this joint is crazy...I thought "Sing For Me" was ill, but this is mad...

Wale "UK Freestyle"

Wale is one of my top tips for 2009. Apparently this was recorded in the UK, hence the title.

Get: Wale "UK Freestyle"

Watch out for this guy.

Friday 26 December 2008

Stussy 2009 New Year Series

To celebrate 2009’s year of the ox, Stussy's New Year series will feature the above tees: The Bulls Shield tee, Year of the Bull tee and Hard Ox tee. Available in both black and white, they will be released on New Year's Day at all Stussy retailers worldwide.

Via Hypebeast

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt

R.I.P. Eartha Kitt (1927-2008), who passed away yesterday.

Truly a talented performer.

Ludacris & DJ Premier "MVP" (Live)

One of my favourite cuts off "Theater Of The Mind". Primo makes an appearance at Luda's album release party.


"I Do It For Hip Hop (sans Jay-Z & Nas)"

"Move Bitch (Feat. Jim Jones & Juelz Santana)"

Wednesday 24 December 2008

Brenda Lee x DJ Cable

If you've downloaded the Christmas Mix which I posted up earlier today, you may have heard the Brenda Lee refix which I included...Made in about 5 mins, it's a cheeky little bootleg for all you DJs and music lovers to rock out to this festive period...

If you're spinning tonight, try it out...Major props if you can get people twerking out to this...

Get: Brenda Lee "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" (Cable's Quick Bmore Edit)

God bless Ableton Live!

Wreckx-N-Effecxmas (The


Beyonce "Diva" (Music Video)

SMH @ those sunglasses....Apart from that, Beyoncé is looking fly as per usual....Damn that Shawn Carter....

Swiped from Semtex's blog

RZA "Deck The Halls" (Video)

Came across this video last night whilst searching for a few tracks for the Weekly Mix...This had me in stitches...

"I keep it gully!"

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #51 (The Christmas Mix)

Yep, it's finally Christmas Eve!

As a thank you for your support over this year, I've thrown together a Christmas Mix this week to get you in the festive spirit! There's a nice mixture of classic Christmas tracks, to Hip Hop, Dirty South, and even some Miami Bass & a Baltimore Club edit from yours truly....

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #51 (The Christmas Mix)


01. Frank Sinatra - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
02. Eazy-E - Merry Muthaf---in' Xmas
03. Run-DMC - Christmas in Hollis
04. Jim Jones - Ballin' On Xmas
05. The New 2 Live Crew - 2 Live Christmas
06. Poison Clan - Christmas Spliff
07. Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
08. Disco 4 - He's Santa Claus
09. Treacherous Three - Xmas Rap
10. 69 Boyz, K-Nock & Quad City DJs - What You Want For Christmas
11. James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
12. Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (Cable's Quick Bmore Edit)
13. Dirty Boyz - All I Want For Christmas Is To Get Crunk
14. Ludacris - Ludacrismas

Extra special kudos goes to whoever bumps this on Christmas Day, especially whilst the family's present....

P.S. Out tonight? I'll be spinning at Liquid in Colchester tonight, throwing down everything from Hip Hop, to R&B, Dancehall, UKG, Afro/Funky House, and some Christmas Hip Hop! Be sure to pop down and say hi.

Being Charlie Sloth: Episode 9 (Video)

Dude's not too fond of Mistajam, by the looks of it.

Some funny parts throughout though....Especially the Westwood phone call. Shout out to the Uproar team who make a quick cameo as well!

Tuesday 23 December 2008

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #50

Badaboom! Here's another one....

For this week's mix, I decided to throw together a small selection of UK Hip Hop from this year, whilst throwing in a few joints from the past few years as well; featuring the much talked about Lethal Bizzle remix of "Pop Champagne", plus Giggs' freestyle over the "Here We Go" beat...

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #50


01. Lethal Bizzle Feat. Jim Jones & Juelz Santana - Pop Champagne (Remix)
02. Klashnekoff - Murda
03. Giggs - Talkin' The Hardest (Freestyle)
04. Fallacy - Big 'N Bashy
05. Bigz - Cor Blimey
06. Wretch 32 - Be Cool

Just to let you know as well, Weekly Mix #51 (The Xmas Mix) will be dropping first thing tomorrow morning.....Make sure you grab it! Kudos goes to whoever bumps it during Xmas Day!

Until then, enjoy!

"Planet Of The Apes" x Hot Toys

Hot Toys are set to produce a limited number of figures from cult series "Planet Of The Apes". The 1/6th scaled characters include General Ursus, Gorilla Soldier, and Gorilla Captain; all ranging from 12″ to 13″ in height. Expected to be available for purchase in early 2009. The detailing on these are dope, and contain nice little touches such as the gloves.

I've always been a fan of the series. The clip where Charles Heston's character discovers the Statue of Liberty is quite eerie, and overall, the whole film is a classic piece of work.

However, not a lot can be said for Tim Burton's remake from 2001, where the ending made no sense whatsoever. If anyone can provide me with a good theory/explanation, hit me up!

More Pics:

50 Cent on Turkish “Deal Or No Deal” (Video)

Ron Browz "Jumping Out Da Window" (Video)

I liked "Pop Champagne". It's been a staple track in my Hip Hop sets for a minute now, but this new joint from Ron Browz is awful. I don't know which is worse...this shit or "Da Stanky Legg".

My Christmas wish for this year? No more crap dances, and certainly no more autotune. Please.

Monday 22 December 2008

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #49 (80s Edition Vol. 3!)

I'm back again with another mix for you...Many thanks to everyone who's been joining the Facebook page, downloading the mixes and leaving feedback. Once again, if you've missed out on any of the series, you grab them all here

This week, I decided to revisit the 80s for one last time, throwing together a mixture of Hip Hop, Pop/Synthpop, Disco & Rock into the mix. The mix features everything from Run-DMC to Madonna, Human League, Depeche Mode, Pat Benatar, and even AC/DC!

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #49 (80s Edition Vol. 3!)


01. Madonna - Holiday
02. Human League - Don't You Want Me
03. Alexander O'Neal Feat. Cherelle - Saturday Love
04. Ollie & Jerry - There's No Stopping Us
05. Madonna - Get Into The Groove
06. Run-DMC - Mary Mary
07. Lipps Inc. - Funky Town
08. Rockwell - Somebody's Watching Me
09. Run-DMC - It's Tricky
10. Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough
11. Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
12. Gary Numan - Cars
13. Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
14. AC/DC - Back In Black

Got any thoughts? Holla

Watch out for the Xmas Weekly Mix dropping on Wednesday....

Sunday 21 December 2008

No Sleep For The Wicked

Nearly done...Stay tuned for more Weekly Mixes...

Saturday 20 December 2008

Saturday Night Sightseeing

Haven't seen one of these in a minute.

Friday 19 December 2008

Lord Finesse "Keep The Crowd Listening (DJ Premier Remix)"

This originally featured on Lord Finesse’s "Rare Selections EP Vol. 3" back in 2005, but is now again available to purchase. Be on the lookout for a full-length remix album, due out 2010.

Get: Lord Finesse "Keep The Crowd Listening (DJ Premier Remix)"

Spotted over @ 2DB

DJ Semtex: Fabolous Interview (Video)

Fabo talks about his upcoming album "Losso's Way", his thoughts on Kanye's album, and which MCs to look out for in 2009.

UK Turntablism: DJ Quest

Just randomly came across this on Youtube: A a scratch tutorial by DJ Quest (UK), which was put out on a cover DVD for "Future Music" shortly after he won the '03 DMC UK Final. I had to laugh when he goes to explain some basic patterns, and then does the crab scratch...

I may have to persuade him to battle again.

BONUS! Here's his set from the 2003 DMC World Final. Dude should have won. Standard.

No-one in that competition was f*cking with those cuts or juggles....

Thursday 18 December 2008

Weezer x Jermaine Dupri (Video)


Wednesday 17 December 2008

DJ Semtex x ?uestlove Interview (Video)

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #48

Once again, I've cooked up another Weekly Mix for you lovely people. To everyone who's been reading the blog, joining the Facebook group, downloading the mixes and leaving feedback - thanks for your support! Remember, you can grab any of the previous mixes from here

Due to popular demand, I decided to put together a nice little New Jack Swing mix for you this week...For those not in the know, this was/is arguably one of the best eras for R&B music...

A couple of cuts and juggles here and there to keep you entertained too...

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #48


01. TLC - Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg (US 7" Edit)
02. Guy - Do Me Right
03. Keith Sweat - I Want Her
04. Boyz II Men - Sympin' (Remix Radio Edit)
05. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
06. Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
07. Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison
08. Johnny Gill - Rub You The Right Way

Be sure to leave a cheeky comment...

Only 4 more mixes to go before the series finishes...Stay tuned!

BONUS! Feeling the New Jack Swing? A few videos here to keep up that nostalgia:

Bobby Brown "Don't Be Cruel"

Heavy D "We Got our Own Thang"

Boyz II Men "Sympin"

The Mac Band "Roses Are Red"

Boyz II Men "Motown Philly"

This one even features an early cameo from ?uestlove.

N.E.R.D. "Sooner Or Later" (Music Video)

MSTRKRFT Feat. N.O.R.E. & Isis "Bounce" (Music Video)

Dope collabo. You may remember that I included the A-Trak Remix in Weekly Mix #37.

Tuesday 16 December 2008

Rosenberg's Rountable: "Arab Money" (Video)

As you may well know, Busta's recent club hit "Arab Money" has come under fire for coming across as being demeaning to Arabs & Muslims. It even caused a bit of a storm over here recently, with a certain DJ getting suspended on Galaxy FM for playing said track.

Peter Rosenberg speaks to Mazzi, and a couple of other artists about the song, and gets their take on it...Very interesting interview.

My thoughts:

When I first heard the record I thought here may be a bit of a problem, and after chatting to a few people I know from Arab/Muslim backgrounds, the general reaction seemed to be okay; It's been requested by a lot people people from all different backgrounds in the clubs, and everyone seems to get down with the accompanying dance as well....

I've always been respectful of other cultures, religions & customs, and so after watching this and reading up on more of the facts, I'll be sending this track to the recycle bin....Granted, I've posted the video up previously on here, and have played this out - mainly because the beat is solid (let's face's definitely not some of Busta's best bars) - but seeing as the final version contains extracts from the Qur'an, I don't want to offend anyone by playing/supporting this record...

From what I've read online as well, Busta's pulling the track completely from radio and retail.

Your thoughts?

Reebok Court Victory Pump - Spring 2009 Releases

"Ahh Yeah!"

Great news: The Court Victory Pump is scheduled to make a return in 2009.

Available in two confirmed colorways (white/orange/purple) and (black/blue/green) with matching apparel making its way into store shelves, the white pair is expected to be available at select Reebok accounts in the coming weeks, while the black colorway is slated for latter Spring 2009.

I still need to cop myself a pair of the Reverse Jams as well...

Sway Feat. Akon "Silver & Gold" (Music Video)

Sway's "The Signature LP" was one of the best UK releases this year. Here's the video for the forthcoming single featuring Akon. Expect to see this blowing up in the clubs just after the new year....

Spotted over Semtex's blog

Nino Bless "Murderah"

New heat from Nino Bless. You'll be hearing a lot from him in 2009....

Taken from DJ Green Lantern’s "Back 2 the Basics 2" which drops tomorrow.

Get: Nino Bless "Murderah"

Kid Cudi & Asher Roth A-List Radio Freestyle (Video)

Kyla "Do You Mind" (Music Video)

Monday 15 December 2008

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #47

47 down, 5 more to go! Once again, thanks to everyone who's been downloading them, posting them up on their blogs (Khal, Bluntwun, etc), and hitting me with feedback. It's all appcreciated! Remember, if you've missed out on any of the mixes, you can grab them all here.

This week, I threw together a small selection of past R&B classics, and added a couple of club-orientated numbers from Kelis & Usher. Nothing too technical, just a nice smooth mix to kick start your week...

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #47


01. Case Feat. Foxy Brown & Mary J. Blige - Touch Me Tease Me
02. Mary J. Blige - All Night Long
03. Brandy - I Wanna Be Down
04. P. Diddy Feat. Usher & Loon - I Need A Girl
05. Usher - Bad Girl
06. Kelis Feat. Andre 3000 - Millionaire

Got any thoughts? Holla

I've got a few plans up my sleeve for the last batch of Weekly Mixes...Make sure you stay tuned...

"My Dog Earl" (The


Mazzi "Walking Blog #14" (Video)

R.I.P. Party Arty.

P.S. For all you snakes, take note at "Industry Rule #4080"

Back from Poland!

Sorry for the delay chaps, but after 2 days' worth of no sleep, traveling to Poland, and fitting in 3 gigs...I've been a little under the weather...

Anyhow, the IDA World Finals were erm....pretty interesting to say the least....Shiftee was robbed of 1st place, whilst Switch didn't even make it past the prelims (WTF?!)....I'll leave it at that...

Other than that, the competition was well-organized, and was one of the nicest venues I've performed at this year - A giant cinema in the middle of a shopping mall in Warsaw, with free beer, Red Bull and canapes....tasty....

Unfortunately my camera battery died after taking the above photo, so I'll have to wait until Loop has uploaded his pics.

Friday 12 December 2008

D. Dot Speaks On "Hypnotize" (Video)

Kid Cudi "Extra GOOD (Sky High)" (Video)

New joint from Kid Cudi, who premiered this at the Highline Ballroom the other night....Sounds good!

On another note, it looks like Cudi could also set for getting a UK no. 1 when "Day N Nite" is officially released over here....

Thursday 11 December 2008

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #46

Still keeping with my promise with getting up to date on my Weekly Mixes before this year ends, I've got another one for your listening pleasure. Remember, that if you've missed out on any of the series, you can grab them all here

This week, I revisited the Afro/Funky House genre which has been blowing up over here in the UK, and throw together some of the joints that are doing it for me out in the clubs...I also threw in a classic by Fish Go Deep too...

Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #46


01. Fish Go Deep - The Cure & The Cause
02. Geeneus & Zinc - Emotion
03. Copyright Feat. Imaani - Deeper
04. Donae'o - African Warrior
05. DJ Footloose - Just Leave
06. K.I.G. - Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes

Like what you hear? Give me a shout

Right, I'm off to grab a bit of shut eye before the IDA World Finals in Poland later today...Wish me luck!

Week #47 will be dropping on Sunday, so stay tuned....

Wednesday 10 December 2008

Ill Bill, Zion I, Stig and Syntax gig at Jamm, Brixton.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008
261 Brixton Road, Brixton. Click here for Map
Doors at 7pm.
£12.50 advance from

ILL BILL (Non Phixion / La Coka Nostra) featuring BIG LEFT (La Coka Nostra) + DJ ILLEGAL (Snowgoons)
ZION I (Hailing from California USA - First ever UK Show!)

An eclectic line up featuring the cream of US underground hiphop and the UK’s best up and comers. Brooklyn to The Bay and back to Brixton!

Ill Bill is a Brooklyn hiphop legend who has worked with everyone from DJ Premier to Bad Brains, MF Doom to Slayer; a fierce MC with an intellect to match. After solidifying his big dog status on the underground with his former group Non Phixion’s classic The Future is Now, Bill has since been grinding out solo projects (incl. 2008’s amazing The Hour of Reprisal) that showcase his intricate flows and subject matter that falls somewhere between the best socio-political efforts of the 90’s and his brother Necro’s psychosis fuelled violence and bongo flick narratives . The self proclaimed ‘2011 Melle Mel’ is also one of the founders of La Coka Nostra and on this night is joined by mic bludgeoner Big Left also from the aforementioned supergroup (also includes House of Pain and others).

Zion I hail from Oakland CA and in the tradition of the Bay Area, a microcosm of any and every kind of hiphop, they’re very much in their own lane. Bringing sunshine to a cold Brixton, they make the kind of music that reminds you why you fell in love with hiphop; Jamm is honoured to be hosting their first UK show! The duo of MC Zumbi and producer Amplive are about to drop their 6th album (The Takeover) including a fonky collab with the UK’s own Jamie Lidell and the 808 slap of single Juicy Juice, already rattling trunks worldwide. NOT BE MISSED!

Stig & Syntax aka Fatty and Speccy - the Beer & Rap bombers have gotten themselves a rep for smashing live shows, parlaying a wicked sense of humour through ricockulous flows and takin’ no shorts. Who said hiphop from the UK isn’t fun?

Jack Flash is an End of the Weak alum whose star has been on the rise in 2008. After guesting on projects by Jehst and DJ IQ among others, his debut album The Union Jack dropped this year to critical acclaim.

email for more info!

Doctor Feat. Ny "Street Soldier" (Music Video)

This has been doing the rounds for the past few months, but is now getting a proper release this coming Monday (15th Dec) on iTunes.

Davinche is easily one of the best producers out there. Period.

"Batman: Arkham Asylum" Teaser (Video)

This looks sick. The graphic novel was deep, so looking forward to playing this....

Seems like DC Comics is doing a lot in the video game world at the moment. I really wanna get my hands on "Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe" as well.

Tuesday 9 December 2008

Tonight's Grime & Hip Hop Picks (Videos)

DJ Mondie "Pull Up Dat"

B.M.D. "North Weezie"

Youngstar Feat. MC Viper "Pulse X"

The above joints absolutely killed it last night. Some other DJ before me had played all the obvious bangers (intentionally or not, it's all good...I guess some DJs feel that intimidated when I'm on the same bill as them, eh? Haha!), so me being me, I reached deep and pulled these anthems out from the crate(s). You know how I do...

Hip Hop-wise, these joints smashed the place apart:

Juelz Santana "Santana's Town (Dipset)

Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz Feat. Lil Scrappy "What U Gonna Do"

Clipse "Grindin"

"Patty cake, patty cake, I'm the baker's man..."

I couldn't care what ayone says....My swagger level was definitely set on max last night. Essex Uni wasn't ready....

?uestlove's Top Tips for 2009 (Video)

Very interesting interview. ?uestlove reckons 2009 will be Jim Jones & Ron Browz' year...I mean, "Pop Champagne" is a certified banger, but c'mon, Jimmy & Browz?! I dunno man, that's a fairly far-out decision...

For me, it'll most likely be Wale or Kid Cudi. As far as major players go, I got the feeling that Em's forthcoming album will be straight crack, whilst "Blueprint 3" is shaping up to be very solid indeed...

Unless Dre finally drops "Detox", Eminem & Jay will own 2009...

Your thoughts?

P.S. I agree on Twitter being the new thing to take off....

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #45

Badaboom! I'm back with another Weekly Mix for your eardrums. Remember, if you've missed out on any, you can grab them all here

So, this week I decided to throw together a varied selection of Grime/Garage joints from past and present, throw a few blends into the mix, and add some classic cuts from Wiley & Kano. The end result was this:

Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #45


01. Wiley - Wot Do U Call It?
02. DJ Zinc Vs. Dr. Dre - Forgot About 138 Trek (DJ Cable Blend)
03. Mark "Ruff" Ryder Feat. MC Vapour - Move Your Body
04. Wiley Vs. T.I. - What You Know About Eskimo (DJ Cable Blend)
05. Kano - P's & Q's
06. JME - Juju Man
07. Ghetto Feat. Tamzin - Sing For Me
08. Ears - Straight Riddim Freestyle
09. DJ Wonder Feat. Kano - What Have You Done

Feedback is always welcomed.

Also...Got nothing planned this week? I'll be spinning @

Tuesday 9th Dec: University of Essex
Wednesday 10th Dec: Po Na Na, Norwich
Thursday 11th Dec: DUSK, Guildford
Friday 12th Dec: IDA World Championships, Poland (with Bionic Stylus)
Saturday 13th Dec: Liquid, Colchester

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Alchemst in the Studio (Video)

Alchemist shows you how he works his magic in the lab.

Mazzi "Walking Blog #13" (Video)

Saturday 6 December 2008

The Game Feat. Ne-Yo "Camera Phone"

Wale "Nike Boots" (Music Video)

If you're on one of those Digital Mailing Lists, chances are you would have come across this joint last autumn, along with the pretty dope "W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E." The "Nike Boots" remix featuring Lil Wayne killed it.

If you're just getting hip to Wale, he's gonna be one to watch out for in 2009. There's an impressive list of cameos in the video, from Kid Capri, to Bun B, 9th Wonder, Young Guru, Raheem DeVaughn, Angel Lola Luv, Young Chris and Neef, Grafh, UCB, Tabi Bonney and Beat Your Feet Kings.

On the subject of Nike boots, I'm more of an Air Max 1 person if I'm honest.

Friday 5 December 2008

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #44

Once again, I've gone into the lab and cooked up another Weekly Mix for your ears. To everyone who's subscribed to the blog, downloaded the mixes and shown support - It's appreciated! If you're still yet to check out the Weekly Mixes, check out the full collection here.

So this week, I decided to throw together another Dancehall mix. Riddims featured include "Unfinished Business", "Look Gal", "Big League" & "Mad Ting". The end result was this:

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #44


01. Mavado - So Special
02. Beenie Man - Since Him Dis
03. Erup Feat. Management - Way We Roll
04. Elephant Man - Nuh Linga
05. Assassin Feat. Busy Signal - Line Fi Line
06. Busy Signal - See It Deh Now
07. Demarco - Spend Pon Dem
08. Elephant Man - Gully Creeper
09. Beenie Man - Tell Yuh Something
10. Bling Dawg - Supreme
11. Eggy - Dem Nuh Badman

Got any thoughts? Holla

I've got another 8 mixes left to fit in over the next 3-4 weeks, so if you've got any requests on what type of mini mix you'd like to hear, feel free to give me a shout....

Jay-Z Feat. Santogold "Brooklyn Go Hard" (Music Video)

At least the soundtrack to "Notorious" should be dope.

Previously: Jay-Z Feat. Santogold "Brooklyn Go Hard"

Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes (Music Video)

"Ladies let me see you get down low!"

For my overseas readers, the "Funky House" (Note: It's actually Afro-House/Afrobeat) movement has been taking the UK by storm this past year, what with tracks by DJ NG, Ear Dis, Crazy Cousinz & DJ Mujava tearing down raves.

This new joint from K.I.G's DJ Dexter is next in line to make some serious noise. It's simple, it's catchy, and the beat's pretty solid.

Expect to see a million and one different dance tutorials plastered over Youtube. I'll stick to my diddy bop.

BONUS! Get it while it's here:

Get: K.I.G. "Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes"

Thursday 4 December 2008

B.O.B. "Autotune" (Video)


Imagining 10 Dimensions (Video)

Interesting, but damn confusing too....

Wednesday 3 December 2008

Busta Rhymes Feat. Ron Browz "Arab Money" (Mucic Video)

Redman & Oh No "Lay You Out"

I got hold of this Oh No-produced banger last week, but have been a bit slack posting up new joints the past couple of days. My bad!

Anyhow, to celebrate the re-release of "Street Fighter II" on X-Box Live & PS Network, a "Street Fighter Underground Remix" mixtape has been put together. Apparently every joint samples the game extensively, from the soundtracks to the sound effects.

Must get hold of this mixtape!

Get: Redman & Oh No "Lay You Out"

Swiped from RTD, via Metal Lungies.

BONUS! Here's the trailer/commerical for the forthcoming "Street Fighter IV"

EPMD Feat. Redman "Yo"

Brand new heat from EPMD, featuring Funk Doctor Spock.

Taken from the "Unfinished Business" LP. Go get it. It's dope.

Get: EPMD Feat. Redman "Yo"

Tuesday 2 December 2008

KRS & Kid Capri launch TV channel for Real Hip Hop

They've found a gap in the market and this actually seems like a potential rival to BET (not even gonna mention MTV).

As you probably know the commercial Hip Hop market hasn't been at it's best recently, with generic rappers coming out with generic tracks on the whole; but as with anything, if you look a bit deeper below the chart targeted material you'll find that the Hip Hop scene is alive and well. This is where KRS, the man I like to describe as Hip Hop personified, comes in to play alongside veteran DJ, Kid Capri. Check out this interview with himself and DJ Kid Capri on Fox (!), chatting with a guy who seems like he knows less about Hip Hop than your boss' granny.

Monday 1 December 2008

Jay-Z Feat. Santogold "Brooklyn Go Hard"

Taken from the soundtrack to the forthcoming Biggie biopic "Notorious". Produced by Kanye. Don't even try to sleep!

Get: Jay-Z Feat. Santogold "Brooklyn Go Hard"

Damn, I can't wait for "Blueprint 3".

DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #43

It's that time for another Weekly Mix from yours truly. Thanks again to everyone who's been downloading them and leaving feedback - It's much appreciated. Please remember, you can grab the whole collection here.

So, this week I decided to put together a few of the R&B/club hits that have been doing it big over here in the UK for a while now. This week's mix features heat from Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Timbaland and that dude Ne-Yo as well. There's a nice transition between the Ray J & Ne-Yo joints which is worth checking out :)

Listen/Get: DJ Cable's Weekly Mix #43


01. T-Pain Feat. Kardinal Offishall & Lil Wayne - Can't Believe It (Remix)
02. Lil Wayne Feat. Bobby Valentino - Mrs. Officer
03. Timbaland Feat. T-Pain & Missy Elliott - Talk That Shit
04. Ray J Feat. Yung Berg - Sexy Can I
05. Ne-Yo - Miss Independent
06. Erykah Badu - Honey

Smooth, no?

Lastly, I have a few DJ dates for your diary this week. If you've got nothing planned come see me spin at:

Wednesday 3rd Dec: Po Na Na (Norwich)
Thursday 4th Dec: Oceana (Southampton)
Friday 5th Dec: Qube (Colchester)
Saturday 6th Dec: Liquid (Colchester)
Sunday 7th Dec: The Gallery (York)

Mazzi "Walking Blog Part 12" (Video)

BONUS! Expending on Mazzi's line about Shawnna, here's an extended clip of her shaking her ass on stage. It's ALOT!

Shame about the forehead though....