Friday 31 July 2009

Scrap Heap Challenge (Review)

Last night, after a few hours of heavy drinking and DJing b2b with DJ Cable and DJ Guise, we went back to Guise's house for some PS3 and to chill out. Somehow we ended up watching Scrap Heap Challenge and I was struck by just how stupid a show it is. I filmed DJ Cable giving a review of the show for what I intended to be our first video blog post but he has since forbidden me to post the footage, so you'll have to settle for my slightly disappointed, jaded and hungover text review.

I honestly don't know how this show ever got commissioned. I'd never seen it before, and I expect lots of you are in that position, so I'll give you a quick run down of the concept of the show:

Two teams of beardy/balding virgins (contestants) compete to manufacture an entirely useless piece of machinery from parts found in a scrap yard. These utterly pointless creations are then tested against each other to see who has managed to make the most retarded contraption. The competition is presided over by a washed up sci-fi actor (Kryten from Red Dwarf...the years have not been kind to you) and the kind of female television presenter who you take one look at and instantly assume they've starred in some low budget adult films before reaching this pinnacle in their career.

You'd think that there'd presumably be some kind of awesome prize to motivate people to go on this poor excuse for a TV show... but no. Winners get to saw off a hunk of their winning contraption at the end of the day as a memento of the time they wasted a whole weekend of their lives. Where do I sign up?

Maybe I'm being overly harsh. Maybe there is some merit in this show. Certainly, if I woke up one morning to find myself in a strange post-apocalyptic wasteland and felt the uncontrollable urge to build a fan powered potato peeler, I'd be straight on the phone to these chaps. Other than that though, I can't see any real value in this show and I don't know why its on TV.

Thursday 30 July 2009

Fun with custom record labels...

After finding some spare blank labels, I decided to put them to use...

I may keep these as a spare pair in case any of my peers forget their control vinyl...

Monday 27 July 2009

DJ Cheese 86 DMC Set (Video)

DMC Showcases - The History Of DMC World Champions on MUZU.

DMC have Finally dug out this video from their archives and put it up online. For those of you who are unaware of the significance of this set, it was Cheese who originally introduced scratching etc into DMC routines which led to the competition becoming what it is today.

Enjoy a slice of turntablism memorabilia.

Sunday 26 July 2009

The Prisoner (Comic-Con Promo Vid)

Wow. This looks amazing. Can't wait for this to drop.

Serato x Stones Throw

CABLE SAYS: Fall back, Tom...Stones Throw's a wicked label! I need these immediately!

Just spotted this and thought I'd put it up on here. I personally don't care much for the Stones Throw slipmatts or tracks etc, but I'm gonna see if I can get some Ultra-Clear Serato vinyl like this and get some custom slipmatts made up myself. Watch this space :)

Ships August 18. Pre-orders now available.

This is the Serato & Stones Throw collabo, a package of 2 discs (music b/w serato tones), and two slipmats. The discs are clear vinyl. This is limited to 2000 pieces and will be available August 18 at all the usual Stones Throw retailers. Here's full details:

2 DISCS Clear vinyl
2 SLIPMATS Stones Throw logo in gold
SIDES 1 & 3 Serato Control Tones used to DJ with Serato Scratch Live software
SIDES 2 & 4 exclusive Stones Throw tracks

Track list:
Dam-Funk - Silver Sunsets
James Pants - Let's Celebrate
Guilty Simpson - What To Do (Oh No Remix)
Mayer Hawthorne - Just Aint Gonna Work Out (Astronote Remix)
Peanut Butter Wolf feat. Baron Zen - Talk To Me
CX Kidtronik - Aint Even Playin'
J Rocc - Hot Feet
MED - Out of Control (Produced by Madlib)

Dizzee Rascal - Holiday Lover

Spotted this mashup on Hypemachine and was curious to see what it was. As it turns out, its a mashup of Dizzee's latest joint with Calvin Harris, "Holiday" and Prince's first chart success, "I Wanna Be Your Lover". The result is a 7+ minute funky, retro track which is actually a refreshing change from the original which is being drilled into my head by Radio 1, Kiss FM and far too many club DJs.

Cop it here and have a listen for yourself :)


Friday 24 July 2009

Dubstep in 90's Videogames?

Okay, it's not technically Dubstep, but it does feel fairly similar! Doom was on some next level shit when it came to in-game music...

Via Dubstep Forum

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Inja "Hat Low" (Music Video)

Featuring Fallacy, Skinnyman & Mr. Thing

Big tune!

Chris Brown finally gives an apology (Video)

I couldn't care less. You're still scum.

Help make JuxtaPoser the next Dirty Smart DJ!

I put a post up on here about Dirty Smart a few months back at its launch and have been following the label since. They've got some of the freshest designs out there and its definitely the coolest brand in clubland right now.

I'm already a Dirty Smart agent (you want a discount on orders there? "djjuxtaposer" voucher code - ;-) you're welcome) but now I want to push it further and win their competition to become their next official DJ, alongside Bodyrox, Josh Roberts, Funkagenda, Hoxton Whores and Bass Weazal to name a few.

All you have to do to help me out right now is join my group on facebook:

Also, if you could possibly invite a load of your friends too, that'd be even better.

Please help me out guys and girls, I'll love you long time!

The Invention Of Lying (Movie Trailer)

I can find Ricky Gervais a bit cringeworthy sometimes, but this does look pretty funny...

Saturday 18 July 2009

DJ Cable vs. Tempa T & Rusko "Mr Muscle's Hype"

It's been a while since I hit you with a blend, or a mixtape for that matter...But have no fear, here's something to keep you occupied before "The Mash Down Vol. 3" drops next month.

Anyhow, whilst sorting out the tracklisting for the forthcoming mix, I came up with this as an idea for a transition between these two tracks. I made a DIY acapella of Tempa T's (aka Tempz) Grime anthem "Next Hype" (seeing as the studio acapella only got leaked to a couple of DJs) which came out near perfect, and used part of it over Rusko's banger "Mr. Muscle"...In my opinion, it worked so well that I decided to make a full Thugstep blend out of it.

Listen/Get: "Mr Muscle's Hype"

Got any thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment.

More blends and mixes to come soon!

Friday 17 July 2009

Tempz "Boy Off Da Ting"

The angriest man in Grime strikes again...straight hype...

Look At This Fucking Hipster! (Website)

I stumbled across this website on facebook and have been reading it cracking up ever since, until I realised I had to share it with you all.

Basically all of the posts are just a picture of some trendy/wannabe twat and a derisive (and hilarious) comment underneath them. I'll leave it to you to explore the site at your leisure, but I've posted one up just to give you a taster :)

"Space thug 4 life"

Thursday 16 July 2009

I'm craving chicken...

...after watching this again...

Anybody wanna bring me some fried chicken?

Tuesday 14 July 2009

Tomorrow Night: Bashy @ Optic, Norwich

With support from yours truly. Expect the usual Hip Hop, UKG, Dancehall, Dubstep and more...

I still can't get enough of this track at the moment:

Saturday 11 July 2009

Jay-Z "D.O.A." (Chase & Status Remix)

Is it me, or is this a let down?

Normally Chase & Status come correct with their remixes, and given the fact they're Dubstep is ridiculously sick (possibly better than they're D&B in some cases), you'd have thought that would deliver the goods on this one.

Instead, we're left with an average-sounding electronic Hip Hop beat, which doesn't compliment Jay's vocals at all...

Better luck next time, chaps...

Listen/Get: "D.O.A." (Chase & Status Remix)

Rafik Freestyle over Le Jad Looper 2 (Video)

Ridiculously clean cuts from the 2007 DMC World Champ.

Le Jad's latest looper can be downloaded from (along with many other dope loopers) for free.

Atmos x Reebok Ex-O Fit Strap "Nightmare"

A "nightmare" is exactly what this shoe is...Stinking!

If I see you wearing this, I will come and laugh at you. Unless you're Jean Claude Van Damme. Or Kimbo Slice. Then I won't say anything at all....

Wednesday 8 July 2009

Tigerstyle's Butterfly Scratch (Video)

Sick pattern. This will keep me occupied over the summer.

Tuesday 7 July 2009

DJ Grandmaster Flash in DJ Hero (Video)

Can't wait to play this game...

Elucid "Stacey (Sucker For Love)"

Just got hit with some heat new heat from Elucid, who I should hopefully be working with at some point soon...

Taken from his forthcoming "Sub Bass Diet", Stacey (Sucker For Love) " a story about being young and hopelessly in lust/love. This is a story about addiction. This is a story about losing yourself and climbing back to regain proper perspective."

However, my favourite of the two is 40D's, where Elucid goes in over a a DJ Mondie edit. Major BIG UPS for using "Pull Up Dat" for this one. Easily one of my favourite Grime joints of all time.

In fact, here's the video...Allow the poor quality...


Stevie Wonder's Michael Jackson Tribute (Video)

I really want a Talkbox!

Via Rock The Dub

Rihanna pays homage to Janet Jackson?

Just spotted this over at Davinche's blog, via everyone's favourite paparazzi scum, TMZ. Slightly NSFW, but allow it, it's Rihanna.

Definitely hotter than Janet's supposed "wardrobe malfunction"...

Davinche "Riding For Love" out now...

Out now on iTunes. Go cop it!

"Don't ya knoooooowwwww!"

Eddie Kadi, Lethal B & Donaeo "Pow Remix" (Video)

Straight jokes.

"Orrrn Orrrn! Turn the cooker orrrn!"

Big up Eddie Kadi, dope comedian.

Saturday 4 July 2009

2012 Movie Trailer (Video)

This looks deep!

My money's on for the world ending in 2012 as well...

Get off the Bandwagon: House Music

NOTE: I'm not going to single out anyone in particular. If this applies to obviously applies to you!

It's been a while since I've had a good rant on here. I would normally ignore it all and keep doing my own thing when it comes to bandwagons and the people that jump on it. However as each day goes by, I see more and more people jumping on the whole House thing, and to be honest, it really annoys me.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past 12-18 months, "Funky" or "UK Funky" has taken the industry by storm. In some ways it's great, as record labels are now investing more in UK artists in general, and also taking notice of new talent. With an official compilation out now, and a couple of others on the way, it looks set to become the soundtrack to most people's summers. Although on the other hand, the constant bombardment of skanking tunes, the sheer amount of substandard product, and the fact that everyman and his dog is trying to make (and DJ) Funky has saturated the scene something silly, leaving us with a watered down pile of crap to sift through when it comes to finding new music.

K.I.G. & Gracious K both came with something original, and it worked well. They're good tracks. Now everyone thinks they can hijack someone's beat and come up with a dance that makes you look like a twat.

Crazy Cousinz, Attacca Pesante, Donaeo, Lil Silva, Ill Blu, Geeneus have all put out some great music. Now every bedroom DJ thinks they can do the same with a cracked copy of Fruityloops...and then put on crap event after crap event which I seem to get a million invites for on Facebook EVERY DAY.

However, what pisses me off the most is the DJs that all of a sudden dropped whatever they were normally spinning, in order to cash in on the genre and get try to get more bookings. Most of these people had no love (or knowledge) for House music at the start, so why pretend?

They're excuse? "Oh I've always been into House man, I'm now just trying to find my own sound." Are you bollocks! The main reason why you're spinning House music is mainly because of the popularity of Funky. So you've bought a few other joints off Beatport or Juno (or most likely downloaded from blogspots), and read up on what's hot on few forums...congratu-fuckin-lations, you're such a big boy/big gal House DJ.

I love it how they then act like they've spinning the genre for time, and strut around like they're some kind of House music connoisseur. Aside from the Electro & "Gutter/Wobble" House which I love, this Funky/Soulful/Deep thing isn't really for me. Saying that, I do play the bigger Funky tunes in some venues, because...well...that's my job as a DJ: to entertain and keep the crowd moving.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for exploring and discovering new genres and artists (you all know I play/mash many styles together), and new avenues with DJ-ing (Video-SL, Ableton Live, etc), but when you completely switch up your style just to cash in on the latest trend, that's some weak shit. Some fake shit, in fact.

I hate to think what the biters will latch onto next once the Funky hype dies off. I pray it's not Dubstep.

Anyways, if you're reading this, and I've offended you, I really couldn't care less. I'll keep doing my own thing while you can all ride the wagon 'til it breaks down.

Until then, get some originality.

Thursday 2 July 2009

Eminem "Beautiful" (Video Preview)

One of the best (and the deepest) cuts off "Relapse". Full video airs tomorrow.

Drake "Best I Ever Had" (Music Video)

Directed by Kanye West.

It's all about that opening shot! lol

Cunninlynguists "Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)"

Got sent this a while back, been meaning to post it up.

Taken from their forthcoming mixtape, "Strange Journey Volume One", which drops on July 14th, and features the likes of: Slug of Atmosphere, Khujo of Goodi Mob and Skinny DeVille & Fishscales of Nappy Roots, to name a few.

By the sounds of things it looks like it'll be a solid release. Big video too.

Get: Cunninlynguists "Never Come Down (The Brownie Song)"