Saturday 28 November 2009

Lil Wayne "Rebirth" Tracklisting

Looks like Weezy got that Eminem collabo he was longing for!


01. American Star (Feat. Shanell aka SNL)
02. Prom Queen (Feat. Shanell aka SNL)
03. Ground Zero
04. Da Da Da
05. Paradice
06. Get A Life
07. On Fire
08. Drop The World (Feat. Eminem)
09. Runnin - (Feat. Shanell aka SNL)
10. One Way Trip (Feat. Kevin Rudolf)
11. Knockout (Feat. Nicki Minaj)
12. The Price Is Wrong

Rebirth is due out 21st December, same day as Eminem's Relapse: Refill

Via Nah Right

DJ Netik @ 2009 European Redbull Scratch Conference (Video)

That pattern at 3:22 - DAMN!

Friday 27 November 2009

Snoop Dogg "I Wanna Rock" (Music Video)

It's all about that Rob Base & EZ Rock sample...

"Malice N Wonderland" will be released December 8th 2009.

Thursday 26 November 2009

Classic Tracks: Masterminds "Bring It Back"

Something for the indie Hip Hop fans here...

I first got put onto this joint after hearing the Scratch Vol. 1 compilation, which came out on Rawkus back in '01. The compilation featured an awesome tracklisting of current and classic Hip Hop tracks from the like of Main Source, A Tribe Called Quest, Lovebug Starski, Souls Of Mischief, KMD, J-Live, and Original Flavour's "Can I Get Open" (which featured a classic verse from a young Jay-Z).

This track however, from Masterminds and Mr. Khaliyl (aka Mr. Man from Da Bush Babees) was one of the compilation's highlights. Everything from the production, to the lyrics and flow is top notch; a quality slice of independent Hip Hop. Unfortunately I ended up losing my copy of "Scratch Vol. 1", and it wasn't until a few years later that I managed to pick up their "Underground Railroad" LP on vinyl, which is a pretty solid release.

If you can track down a copy of their album, or a copy of Scratch Vol. 1 you won't be disappointed.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American & Canadian blog readers out there.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

Rapid "Go Rapid" (Music Video)

It's not everyday you get a talented producer who has also got skills on the mic. Ruff Sqwad's Rapid is one of my favourite producers within the Grime scene, and it looks like he's now set to fully establish himself as a solo artist. For a debut video, this is a strong look.

I need a 320 of this immediately!

Souls Of Mischief "Proper Aim"

Hip Hop legends Souls Of Mischief are back with their first project in 9 years, "Montezuma's Revenge", which is due for release December 1st, and will be produced by Prince Paul.

Definitely a solid track, and a welcome return from Oakland's finest.

Listen/Get: Souls Of Mischief "Proper Aim"

Via The Hip Hop Chronicle

Tuesday 24 November 2009

Skepta "Blow My Own Trumpet"

New track from the microphone champion. Took me a few listens to get into, but it's worth checking out.

Via DJ Hotpoint

P Money & Sukh Knight @ The Rainbow, Birmingham (video)

This is how it went down at "GOONIES" last Thursday at The Rainbow in Birmingham. If you didn't make it down, you missed out. It was hype!

P Money & Sukh Night destroyed it!

AraabMUZIK killing it on the MPC (Video)

This is insane! I now want an MPC...


Jumpstyle? (Video)

Allow the UK Funky skanks, it's all about Jumpstyle...

Monday 23 November 2009

Clipse Feat. Cam'ron "Popular Demand" (Popeyes) (Music Video)

2 more weeks until the album drops!

Saturday 21 November 2009

DJ Cable "Mixin It Up" for

Shouts to Discobelle for giving me the opportunity to do a mix for their Mixin' It Up series, which has been graced by loads of other great DJs such as Bok Bok, Dave Nada and Drop The Lime, to name a few...If you don't know about Discobelle, they're one of the internet's leading dance music blogs, and have been highly influential when it comes to breaking new music.

For this mix, I decided to go with a selection of Dubstep & Grime tracks (both old and new) that I’m into at the moment, accompanied with a tiny bit of scratching here and there; Nothing too intricate though, as I wanted the tunes to speak for themselves.

You can also peep the full post here to see my reasons behind each choice. I hope you all enjoy the mix :)



01. MRK1 - Kill Zone
02. Skream - Burning Up
03. Sukh Knight - Beneath Your Blouse
04. Benny Page & Zero G - Trigger Finger
05. Rossi B & Luca Feat. Gully Gang - Music Money
06. Jakes & Joker - 3Klane
07. Tempa T - Boy Off Da Ting
08. Benga & Coki - Night
09. LD - The King Of Kong
10. Noah D - Seeeriousss
11. Flux Pavilion - Fucking Noise
12. Excision & Datsik - Swagga
13. Joker & Ginz - Purple City
14. Grand Puba - Get It (12th Planet Remix)
15. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
16. Caspa - Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)
17. Dizzee Rascal - I Luv U

Feedback is always welcomed, so please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Dream McLean "DJ Cameo Freestyle on 1Xtra" (Video)

Straight heat...Watch out for this guy...

"...I'm not like Tinchy/I'm not like Chip/I don't make pop/I just write piff..."

"...I don't know why they clash/'cos everytime I spray back/it makes man put their hands on head and start going mad like it's a Migraine Skank/Showwwww Meeee someone sicker..."

Smacked it!

BONUS! Get this: Dream McLean "The Purple Promo"


01. The Industry
02. Experiment Gone Wrong
03. The Only
04. Bring Your Smile Back
05. You’re Gonna Make It
06. What Credit Crunch
07. Skankdown
08. Story of Him
09. The Lyrical One
10. Can’t Stop Spinning
11. Closer ft. Darien Brockington
12. Cliche
13. Be My Friend

Monday 16 November 2009

Scorcher Feat. Terminator "Spartan Gang" (CDQ)

I posted a Youtube clip of this on the blog a few weeks ago...and have been fiending for an MP3 ever since. Logan Sama kindly leaked this monster of a tune earlier today @ 192kbps...

However, after digging around online, I've managed to find the full CDQ @ 320kbps; This easily has to be one of the best beats of 2009...If you're feeling this, go support Scorcher and purchase his album, "Concrete Jungle". It's alot.


My Gigs This Week...

More shameless self-promo from yours truly...If you're out and about in the following cities this week, come see me in action!

This Tuesday, I'll be at Wire in Leeds for a night called "RUSTY BUCKET BAY"...Flux Pavilion will be there too. From what I've heard this place gets LIVE!

This is how it goes down too....(minus the Lighthouse Family, obviously...)

Thursday, I'll be back again at "GOONIES", which is at The Rainbow in Birmingham... P-Money & Sukh Knight will also be there too...This one is going to be large!

Friday & Saturday, I'll be back in Colchester doing my thing at Circle and Liquid... Come down!

Sunday 15 November 2009

R.I.P. Derek B

As 2009 continues to be a seriously fucked up year, we lose yet another legend in the game. Damn...

R.I.P. Derek B, one of the original pioneers of UK Hip Hop.

Manny Pacquiao Vs. Miguel Cotto (Video)

Saturday 14 November 2009

Elucid "The Sub Bass Diet"

I've been looking forward to this project for a while now!

I originally got put on to Elucid's music via RTD earlier this year, and since then have been steadily supporting his material...Taking influence from 8 bit sounds, Reggae, Dubstep and Experimental sounds, "The Sub Bass Diet" is an awesome fusion of Hip Hop & Electronica.

Tracks like "Lazer Days" show his ability to flow effortlessly over Dubstep, and also showcase the fact that unlike some MCs who have jumped on the genre (Snoop Dogg, anyone?), Elucid doesn't need to dumb down his content...Other standout tracks on this project include "My Mayor Is a Billionaire", where he goes in hard over Joker's "Digidesign"...Don't sleep!


Related: Elucid "Bear Trapz" EP

Rihanna: Behind the scenes of album photoshoot

You know I had to post

Rihanna's 4th studio album "Rated R!" will be out n stores 23rd November.


Friday 13 November 2009

16 Bit "Chainsaw Calligraphy" (PropaTingz Crunk Massacre Remix)

16 Bit's "Chainsaw Calligraphy" was ridiculous...In a good way, that is...Now PropaTingz given this beast the remix treatment.

The end result is a sick hybrid of Crunk/Dubstep/Hip Hop...Ahh sod it, it's straight up Thugstep.

Kid Sister "Right Hand Hi" (Music Video)

Produced by Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello, this is the lead single from Kid Sis' debut album (which now has a new name) "Ultraviolet".

Should do very well in the clubs.

Black Thought "The Professional"

Unreleased heat from Black Thought. I don't really need to say any more...


Via 2DopeBoyz

Thursday 12 November 2009

Slum Village "Dope Man"

Taken from the forthcoming Villa Manifesto Digital EP, which is due for release on 8th December.

The release will feature tracks recorded with Baatin (R.I.P.), whilst the full length The Villa Manifesto LP (due out 2010) is also rumoured include tracks as the full lineup featuring J Dilla.

Get: Slum Village "Dope Man"

BONUS! Classic heat! "Fantastic Vol. 2" was such a dope album...

DJ Shock & DJ Cable "Back To The Old School Vol. 2"

Following on from DJ Shock's previous installment, he hit me up about collaborating with him for Volume 2. Seeing as 90's Hip Hop is my thing, I jumped at the chance...The end result is 22 classic tracks from start to finish, from the likes of Nas, Das EFX, Naughty By Nature, Dr. Dre, Masta Ace, The Beatnuts, D.I.T.C. and more...

You can either download the mix as a single MP3, or if you want to burn it to CD/put on your iPod, you can download the mix as split tracks. Enjoy!



01. DJ Shock – Intro
02. Method Man & Redman – 1,2,1,2
03. Rakim -When I B On The Mic
04. Q-Tip – Wait Up
05. Mobb Deep – Give Up The Goods
06. Das EFX – Real Hip Hop
07. The Beatnuts – Get Funky
08. A Tribe Called Quest – The Hop
09. Notorious B.I.G – Machine Gun Funk
10. Royce Da 5′9 – Boom
11. Nas – Halftime
12. Tupac – Too Many Tears
13. Dr. Dre Feat. Snoop Dogg – Nuthin' But A G Thang


01. DJ Cable – Intro
02. The Beatnuts – Reign Of The Tec
03. Masta Ace – Born To Roll
04. D.I.T.C. – Get Yours (Remix)
05. Public Enemy – Shut Em Down (Pete Rock Remix)
06. Notorious B.I.G. – Ten Crack Commandments
07. Redman – I Get Down Like That
08. O.C. – Time’s Up
09. Show & A.G. – Spit
10. Junior M.A.F.I.A. – Player’s Anthem
11. Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow

Be sure to follow us on Twitter as well:

Clipse "Door Man" (Music Video)

Roll on December 8th!

Via Nah Right

Crazy things on Twitter: @IndustryHater

Following on from the demise of Grimebitch's blog (due to Chipmunk's lawyers throwing a hissy fit and shutting it down allegedly), the latest profile to cause controversy on Twitter is the aptly titled IndustryHater, whose tweets mainly consist of firing shots at artists, DJs, bloggers etc within the UK music scene...

Is he/she an alias? Is it Grimebitch under a different name? Is this just a wind up? Or is it simply someone with too much time on their hands? Answers on a post card please...

True, if people are "hating" on your movements as an artist, then yes it can be said that do care about what you're doing. Whether you choose to get worked up about it, or just simply brush it off is up to you...

This Friday in Newmarket: FREEZE @ Club Innocence

Yep, tomorrow night (Friday 13th and all!), I'll be doing my thing at club Innocence alongside DJ Triple H & Lexus, with a P.A. from Shola Ama & Perempay.

Expect a nice selection of Dirty South, UKG, Grime & Dubstep from myself, whilst Triple H has got you ladies covered with the R&B & Funky; make sure you come down and say hi!

BONUS! Triple H has cooked up a nice little promo mix for the event, which is packed full of current heat...Go check it out now!

DOWNLOAD: DJ Triple H "Just Freeze Vol. 1"

Wednesday 11 November 2009

Adam F & Horx Feat. Redman "Shut The Lights Off" (Music Video)

Redman on Gutter House? This is too hype! However, we'll have to wait until 28th December for its release on Breakbeat Kaos.

For the time being, here's some studio shenanigans from Red...

BONUS! Remember this joint from the "Kaos" album? That LP was so slept on...

Monday 9 November 2009

Air Force 1 High Supreme "Inside-Out"

Great design from Nike, who have gone for a hiking boot look on this forthcoming Air Force 1 High Supreme. The shoe features leather-wrapped inside out midsoles, a perforated swoosh and metal eyelets. Definitely one to pick up for the winter season.

12th Planet x Vapors Mag Interview (Video)

Via Rock The Dub

Sheek Louch "Everyday" (Prod. Pete Rock)

New heat from Sheek Louch & Pete Rock. Love the beat on this one...


Eminem's music on Modern Warfare 2 Trailer (Video)

I'm off into town to get this from Game tomorrow morning. Goodbye social life.

P.S. By the looks of things, there's a level/mission set in space?! This looks insane...

EDIT: it's only a cut scene...

Souls Of Mischief @ Carharrt Store Tonight!

Unfortunately I can't make it down, but if you're in the vicinity you should pop down! Free drinks as well, so there's no excuse!

BONUS! Gives me an excuse to post this...

Clipse "Til The Casket Drops" Tracklisting

Stumbled across this a few mins ago, so thought I'd share the wealth. This is possibly the only album I'll be walking down to the local HMV store to buy...From the looks of it, it's definitely gonna be worth the 5 minute walk, haha! Enjoy:

Tracklisting as of now is :

1. 'Speak of Freedom' (prod. by Sean C & LV)
2. 'Popular Demand (Popeyes)' Feat. Cam'ron (prod. by By The Neptunes)
3. 'Kinda Like a Big Deal' Feat. KanYe West (prod. by DJ Khalil)
4. 'Showin’ Out' Feat. Yo Gotti (prod. by The Neptunes)
5. 'I'm Good' Feat. Pharrell (prod. by The Neptunes)
6. 'There Was A Murder' (prod. by DJ Khalil)
7. 'Door Man' (prod. by The Neptunes)
8. 'Never Will It Stop' Feat. Ab-Liva (prod. by Sean C & LV)
9. 'Eyes On Me' Feat. Keri Hilson (prod. by The Neptunes)
10. 'Counseling' (prod. by The Neptunes)
11. 'Champion' (prod. by The Neptunes)
12. 'Footsteps' (prod. by DJ Khalil)
13. 'Life Change' (prod. by The Neptunes)

14. *BONUS* 'I'm Good' (Remix) ft. Rick Ross

Neo Gio.

Sunday 8 November 2009

Seal "Crazy" (Metaphase Dubwise Remix)

There have been a lot of crap Dubstep remixes and cheesy bootlegs doing the rounds recently. It seems that all of a sudden, it's cool to take a Garage anthem or a club classic, pitch it up to 140bpm and put a shit-sounding LFO bass over the top...On the other hand, one of the great things about Dubstep is that there's so much room for it drawing from different musical influences, or thinking waaaaaay outside the box. Such as this remix...

Now, you may be thinking, "Seal over Dubstep?! Now this must sound disgusting!" Far from it; it's lovely. Trust me on this one.

You can check out Metaphase's Myspace here

"Jedward" have ruined the Ghostbusters theme for me... (Video)

This surely has to be a fix, with these cretins destined to lose out in the final to someone with talent? If not, the majority of the British public are fucking clueless morons.

I would normally just ignore this wastegash progamme, but you can't...just CAN'T butcher this track..It's a classic!

David Guetta Feat. Estelle "One Love" Remixes

We all know David Guetta for his recent chart-topper featuring Akon (which admittedly, was pretty catchy), and also that cheesy piano-driven bullshit with Kelly Rowland..So I was a bit skeptical when I stumbled upon these remixes. Can Shy FX and Breakage really do this tune (which also happens to be shit) any justice?

The Shy FX isn't too bad. It's got that mainstream D&B vibe for the main part, but then drops into a Dubstep-ish section for the latter part of the song. It's not really my style of D&B, but for the more commercial clubs, and also as a transition tool from Dubstep to D&B (and vice versa) for DJs, it'll do okay...

The Breakage remix, however, is fairly solid. Again, this is another girl-friendly remix which will do well in mainstream venues, but is still worth checking out as it's got a nice laid back vibe.

Get: "One Love" (Shy FX Remix)
Get: "One Love" (Breakage Remix)

I'm sure it's only a matter of time before David Guetta teams up with someone like Sean Paul for yet another urban electro smash hit *rolls eyes*

Saturday 7 November 2009

Classic Tracks: Dipset "I Really Mean It"

So I'm back with another installment of the Classic Tracks feature. I've had this track on repeat for most of today, and given that I'm a big Dipset fan, I thought it was only right to post this up...Dipset know how to make those street bangers.

Who cares if Cam'Ron rocks a purple fur coat in the summer? Who cares if Santana shouts "Ay!" over half of their entire back catalgogue? And who cares if they've sampled cheesy 80's rock (Jefferson Starship, for example)? Allow it; "Diplomatic Immunity" is a heavy album...

Friday 6 November 2009

Kromestar "Badman"

A nice little roller from Kromestar, whose latest project "The Other Syde" is set to drop later this month, and will supposedly feature some of his various styles of production. This one is well worth checking out...Wonky basslines FTW!


DJ Shiftee - Swing Flare Tutorial (Video)

Great tutorial from the 2009 DMC World Champion. Quirky comedy turntablism FTW.

Ahh! Salsa!

Thursday 5 November 2009

Clipse Feat. Pharrell & Rick Ross "I'm Good" Remix (Music Video)

One of my favourite Hip Hop tunes right now.

"Hell Hath No Fury" was the best album of 2006, in my opinion. I got a feeling "Till The Casket Drops" could be the the best album of 2009.

BONUS! Grab the audio here

Tuesday 3 November 2009

Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time (Movie Trailer)

This looks like it could be pretty epic, although Jake Gyllenhaal playing the part of Prince Dastan seems like a bit of a random choice. Jerry Bruckheimer's on board, so so expect to see a lot of action/explosions...

Release date is May 28th, 2010.

Monday 2 November 2009

Scorcher Feat. Terminator "We Don't Care" (Music Video)

I'm not really the biggest fan of Terminator's bars (sorry bro), but Scorcher killed it again on this one.

"Concrete Jungle" is out November 9th.

More Street Fighter skills from JME (Video)

If you can definitely pull this off in a real match, you're a Street Fighter don, JME!

To all my gamers out there, I'm launching a new blog alongside DJ Code Blue & iAmLuca which will focus on videogames and UK Urban Music...more details to come soon!

Sunday 1 November 2009

Kulez "Creeep"

Shouts to Kulez who just sent me over this nice little freebie. Definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of Hip Hop-infused/vocal Dubstep...


BET Hip Hop Awards '09 Cipher

Yes, I know I'm a bit late posting this up...allow it...

Anyhow, Em's verse = sickness...