Friday 31 December 2010

End of the Year: 2010

I swear that the older you get, the quicker time passes you by; it's quite scary if you think about it. It doesn't seem that long ago I was writing last year's round up!

Normally I'd end up doing a long, drawn out post about important events which have happened this year, alongside any musical and personal highlights. This year, I'll keep it brief and to the point, as I have to leave the house to go DJ in a little while...

In short, the UK "Urban" scene is on top form at the moment. Whilst I don't necessarily agree with this tried and tested formula of making 125-130bpm Electro pop tunes, artists such as Tinie Tempah, Plan B broke the mould and did something different, whilst Skepta made Grime history by making a tune with Diddy. JME put out the best UK album of 2010, Elijah & Skilliam created one of the most exciting records labels, whilst Spooky, Teddy, Rude Kid, Swindle & Terror Danjah all put out some amazing tunes. 2011 definitely looks promising, with artists such as Wretch 32, Jessie J and Yasmin all set to blow.

Speaking of Yasmin, I also want to give her a massive thanks for bringing me on board as her DJ. Recording at Maida Vale was an incredible experience, and has definitely been one of the highlights of my DJ career so far. I also want to thank CJ Beatz & Mistajam for giving me the opportunities to produce guest mixes for their shows on 1Xtra, and also Marco Del Horno for inviting me on his Rinse FM show earlier this year. Watch out for him in 2011.

Other highlights include winning the Dogs On Acid x Urban Art Forms DJ comp, and achieving 3rd place (again) at the DMC World Team Championships with Bionic Stylus. Considering we had even less time than last year, I was really happy with the routine we put together. Whilst I've officially retired from solo battles, I'll still be keeping an eye on the DMCs, especially now that they've introduced DVS into the competition. Props to Sally DMC and Tony Prince for keeping the art of turntablism alive.

We also saw Dubstep became the "cool" thing to like, with students all over the UK pestering me for Mt Eden, or any of the tracks that they hear on Radio 1. In turn, most of the Urban DJs who had jumped on Funky in the same way became Dubstep DJs all of a sudden. I've been playing this music for a good few years now, and once the mainstream hype is over, and those £50 DJs who will play anything to get a booking jump on to the next fad, I'll still be championing my style of Hip Hop, Dubstep, Grime and Experimental/Electronic music. Don't worry, I'm not going anywhere :)

Once again, I've the had opportunities to play at some of the best club nights around the UK (Goonies, Murkage, Bigger Than Barry, Bad Intentions, etc), play at the Urban Art Forms festival in Austria, get booked to play in China (even if the volcano ruined it!), and continue to meet some amazing producers, DJs, and some interesting characters along the way. Whilst some months have been quiet, and whilst there was the odd setback here and there, I'm still grateful that I can continue to do what I love and get paid...and with a digital label on the horizon, potential tours, and continued support from you guys online (Shouts to Khal and DJ Nappy), 2011 can only be bigger and better.

There are too many people who I'd like to thank, so I won't make this long post even more unreadable by writing a massive list; so to everyone who's worked with me, booked me, supported my tunes, bumped my mixtapes, or taken the time to say hello to me this year, thank you. Have an awesome new year and I'll see you all in 2011, fully refreshed and ready to go!

Monday 27 December 2010

More Dubstep & Grime freebies...

Being the season of goodwill, more producers and artists have put up a bunch of tunes for free download. On the Dubstep tip, here's some freeness from Mensah, Jack Sparrow, Quest & DJ Madd.

Mensah Xmas Pack
Jack Sparrow Xmas Pack
Quest Xmas Pack
DJ Madd Xmas Pack

Now for some Grime...

Ghetts has also released a free EP. Packed full of new heat, they're well worth checking out...

DOWNLOAD: Ghetts "Merry Christmas EP"

Lastly, Newham Generals' Footsie has put up a 4 track EP, consisting of 4 instrumentals and 1 vocal tune.

DOWNLOAD: Footsie "Rastaman Pickney EP"

Plenty of quality music to keep you occupied this festive season.

Saturday 25 December 2010

Merry Christmas - Dubstep Edition

It's that time of year again... Merry Christmas to all the blog readers!

As a seasonal bonus, here are some Dubstep/UKG freebies that have put up by various producers... Skream has been a roll with his Freeizm EPs this year, and top off what's been an amazing year for both him and Magnetic Man, he's released a Freeizm LP, containing a selection of sought-after dubs.



01. Intro
02. No Ready
03. Cold Outside
04. 10 Bit Dreamz
05. Minor
06. Back From The Zoo
07. Krazy Snares
08. Lightnin VIP
09. Left The Room
10. Commercial SellOut
11. CTO
12. Skwelcha
13. Emotional Shizzle

And if that wasn't good enough, Headhunter aka Addison Groove has decided to give away Footcrab VIP for free as well... The original brought something new to the table with its Juke-influenced 808 drums and chopped vocal samples, and the VIP will be a most welcome addition to DJs' sets.

Download it HERE

Last but not least, legendary UK Garage and House producer Zed Bias has recently liberated a load of lost tracks after stumbling across the DAT tapes.

Zed Bias - 'LOST DATS ARCHIVE' volume 1 (Xmas Giveaway) by zedbias

In his words:

To celebrate a great year I've decided to share a selection of 20 Zed Bias and Phuturistix remixes, rare bootlegs and instrumentals from between 1998 and 2000. About 6 years ago I had lost a box of DAT tapes and randomly found them again this year... these DATs contain all my early recordings and here I've selected some cuts that are unavailable digitally anywhere and I've had them remastered so they are ready for bangin, in the car, in the club or on your ipod.... Enjoy!

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday 24 December 2010

Yasmin "Santa Loves R&B" Mix

Unfortunately, I don't have the time this year to put together a random Christmas DJ tool (remember these two?) or a mix, but luckily Yasmin has come through with this great mix of R&B, with a couple of Xmas-themed tunes at the start.

Props for including the Santa Baby edit!

Santa Loves R&B by itsYasmin

Sunday 19 December 2010

Ghostface Feat. Black Thought "In Tha Park"

Here's one of the tunes from Ghostface’s "Apollo Kids" album, which is due out 21st December on Def Jam. Featuring appearances from Joell Ortiz, Busta Rhymes, Redman, Method Man, GZA, Raekwon and more, this looks like it'll be a solid album. Ghostface rarely disappoints.


StayFresh "Game Over Remix" (Music Video)

The West Midands-based crew go in over Tinchy's club banger.

I'm a big supporter of the 0121 scene; more DJs need to wake up and take note of this lot... 2010 has been a great year for people such as Macca and S-X. I'm looking forward to seeing what bring to the UK music scene in 2011.

P.S. Not yet copped the "Wooooo" Mixtape? Download it here

Saturday 18 December 2010

True Tiger Feat. P Money, Blacks & Newham Generals "Slang Like This Remix"

Out on Monday... I suggest you go purchase a copy.

Previously: Slang Like This Music Video & "Behind The Scenes"

Red Cafe "Certified" (Music Video)

Gotta love that Simple Minds sample...

Nicki Minaj "Your Love (Silent Dust Remix)" (Video)

Just spotted this over at Rock The Dub. I was never a fan of the original version of "Your Love"; that Annie Lennox sample really got on my nerves...and just when I thought it'd be near impossible to make a decent remix, Silent Dust (aka Hobzee & Zyon Base) come through with this little gem.

I love how through the use of minimal drums, a few guitar samples, and some lush synths, they've added a more emotive feeling to the track. According to Khal they also produce D&B, and have a debut album due for release on Soul:R, which I'm looking forward to checking out.

*sigh* If only that ass was real....

Caspa "Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit)"

Seeing as the snow has fucked up another one of my bookings this weekend, I thought I'd get back on the blogging...

Some of you may remember I made this back in 2009 as a DJ tool. After featuring it in my Discobelle and BBC 1Xtra mixes, and months of requests - here it is. Caspa's banger gets flipped into a breaks/booty bass number.

Caspa - Marmite (Cable VIP Re-Edit) by djcable

Feel free to leave feedback/comments on the soundcloud page. More VIPs to come soon!

Thursday 16 December 2010

When being a groupie goes wrong (Video)


Wednesday 15 December 2010

Pete Rock flipping "Love Is a Battlefield" (Video)

Randomly stumbled upon this video earlier today. It's always interesting to see how people like Pete Rock flip samples on the MPC...

In case you haven't heard the actual track, which is from C.L. Smooth's 2007 album "The Outsider", here it is:

Yasmin Interview with Mitch and Suave (Video)

Mitch and Suave recently caught up with Singer/Songwriter Yasmin for a Christmas themed interview. She speaks about her debut single 'On My Own' (which is now available to pre-order from iTunes), and working with N.E.R.D and Devlin. They also set her a Christmas challenge of wrapping a present in under 60 seconds...

Monday 13 December 2010

DJ Cable "House Of Billiam Mix"

So I guess I've got time for another mix before the 2010 draws to an end.... This time, I've teamed up with ultra dope clothing company House Of Billiam, who specialise in tailored streetwear. They've got a range of high profile UK artists rocking their garms - check out their website for full pics, and details on their collection (varsity jackets ftw!).

Anyhow, they recently enlisted me to contribute to their series of promo mixes up on Mixcloud, and as it's been a while since I rocked an all-Hip Hop mixtape, I thought I'd go in with some recent cuts that I've been feeling from the likes of Big Sean, El-P, Waka Flocka, Rick Ross, French Montana, Fat Joe, Freddie Gibbs and more... As usual, expect a healthy dose of that scratching and juggling nonsense :)

If you want to download the mix, you'll have to subscribe to my podcast HERE, which is now available on iTunes! You can also grab the rest of this year's mixes from there too... It's free, it's easy, and it means you'll be able keep up to date without having to stress about download links, etc...

Once again, in case you missed the link - It's here!


01. Big Sean Feat. Pat Piff - I Go Hard
02. Joell Ortiz - Sing Like Bilal
03. Sheek Louch Feat. Joell Ortiz & Termanology - This Hip Hop
04. Freddie Gibbs - Born To Roll Freestyle
05. Fat Joe Feat. Rico Love - No Problems
06. Raaka - Assault & Battery
07. El-P - Whores: The Movie
08. French Montana Feat. Fat Joe - We Run NY
09. Cali Swag District - Teach Me How To Dougie
10. Lloyd Banks Feat. Swizz Beatz, Kanye West - Start It Up
11. Pusha T - Start It Up (Lost Verse)
12. Red Cafe Feat. Fabolous & Diddy - Money, Money, Money
13. Closed Sessions Feat. Freddie Gibbs & YP - Something New
14. DJ Ayres Feat. GLC - Got Me Gone
15. Rick Ross - MC Hammer
16. Waka Flocka Flame - Hard In Da Paint
17. Waka Flocka Flame - Bustin' At Em
18. CyHi Da Prynce - Sidewayz


Another BAPE fail...

BAPE brogues? Really? Really?!

I hate to sound rude, but if I see you walking down down the street you're wearing these monstrosities, I will laugh at you...

Classic Tracks: Calibre "Drop It Down"

Ignore those crusty-looking blonde dreads.

It's been a long while since I hit you with a "Classic Tracks" post, and after recently realising this is available for digital download I thought I'd dedicate this one to Calibre's faultless "Drop It Down".

A little bit about this tune: This came out around late 2004. I was in my final year of university, and had just taken a part time job at Chemical Records. I used to sort out the mail orders in the warehouse and occasionally help out in the store out front, as well as unpacking the deliveries. Upon discovering this tune, it got rinsed in the store all day....until the management eventually reclaimed the store's sound system and changed the playlist...

Anyhow, "Drop It Down" itself is a perfect combination of deep bass, piano stabs and rolling drums; and with MC Fats on the vocals, you've got one soulful roller...

This tune reminds me of the good times I had at countless house parties and club nights during that final period of University. I miss those Drive By nights at Level, Creation, and the numerous other raves at venues such as Bristol Academy.

The Cool Kids "Big Talk" (Music Video)

It's been a minute since I posted some Hip Hop on the blog, sere's some brand new heat from The Cool Kids. Turn this one up loud... The bass is heavy.

Download the track here

Student Protesters x Tempz (Video)

How bizarre.

Thursday 9 December 2010

Weather Forecasts for Sneakerheads

Ever looked outside your window of a morning and thought "hmmmm, I wonder what sneakers are best suited for today's weather?" Well, thanks to Sneaker you no longer have to worry about getting your precious Jordans, Dunks or Air Maxes ruined.

Utilising weather forecasts for a number of cities, it provides you with a list of suggested models and colourways, and even goes as far as providing links to purchase the suggested sneakers, as well as the ability link with your Facebook & Twitter profiles. All in all, it's a pretty good design.

Related: Sneakerpedia Trailer (Video)

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (Trailer)

Let's hope this doesn't fall foul to the shite dialogue and comedy that made up practically all of "Revenge Of The Fallen".

Sneakerpedia Trailer (Video)

Sneakerpedia Trailer from Sneakerpedia on Vimeo.

This looks awesome. Shouts to Jenny Bang for the heads up!

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Rinse FM gets official FM frequency

Good news for Rinse FM, who recently got awarded a community licence. The station announced that they will shortly be available on Londoners’ FM dials again, broadcasting on 106.8. They’ve taken to the streets to advertise the news, as you can see by the above picture.

Good work lads!

Saturday 4 December 2010

Yasmin "On My Own" (Official Video)

Directed by Luke Monaghan and Emil Nava. This is a sick debut video!

You can also read the full story behind the video on her blog, which is pretty interesting. Make sure you cop it on 30th January, 2011.

Previously Yasmin "On My Own" (Preview) & Maida Vale Pics

Friday 3 December 2010

Lloyd Banks Feat. Sway, Giggs, Kanye, Swizz Beatz & Ryan Leslie "Start It Up" (UK Remix)

Lloyd Banks was in town this week and hooked up with Sway & Giggs for the official UK remix. This is fire.

Via DJ Motive

Thursday 2 December 2010

Just Blaze talks about Jay Electronica (Video)

Just Blaze on how he feels about Jay Elect signing to Roc Nation (refusing to comment). He goes on to speak about Diddy’s attempt at capitalizing on Jay’s talent/fanbase, and how he’s been offered a slew of shady offers in the past.

Via 2dopeboyz

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Remix Mr Mitch's "Skittles"

Elijah and Skilliam aka Butterz are on a roll. With the recent resurgence of Grime instrumentals, they've been at the forefront of the scene, pushing new music and in turn, pushing new artists such as Swindle and Royal T.

Fresh from recently releasing the stems to Terror Danjah's "Air Bubble", Elijah has just liberated the stems to Mr. Mitch's new joint, "Skittles".

In his words:

Everyone in England is snowed in. I just finished a bag of Skittles and I thought I would upload the stems for all the producers that want something to do while we are stuck inside. Big up Mr Mitch each and every time. The original is still on iTunes or here on vinyl if you want in.

Download the stems here To submit your remixes, and to also sign up to the Butterz newsletter email Elijah here

If you want to cop some Butterz records, purchase them here

Mishka Fall/Winter 2010 Promo Video by Human Tree


Mishka's Korean distributor, Human Tree went and created this stylish little promotional clip, showcasing a few of the pieces from the brand's Holiday and Fall 2010 collections.

Streetwear video lookbooks with a jazz soundtrack? Win.

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Yasmin @ The Old Queen's Head this Friday

Come down this Friday!

Monday 29 November 2010

R.I.P. Leslie Nielson

R.I.P. Leslie Nielson, who recently passed away at the age of 84.

I used to watch the Naked Gun series loads when I was a kid, as well as "Airplane". I may have to dig these movies out and watch them this week; they just don't make spoof movies like they used to!

After reading about his acting career on Wikipedia, I had no idea he starred in over 100 films and 1,500(!) television shows...Legendary!

JME's Nike Swoosh PlayerCard on Black Ops

JME shows you how to create a Nike swoosh to use in Black Ops....

Dropping "Junior Spesh" @ GOONIES (Video)

It had to be done.

Shouts to The Candyman for the footage!

Sunday 28 November 2010

Redman on Tim Westwood's Show (Video)

Looking forward to the new album...

Kozzie "Back Again" (Music Video)

KOZZIE BACK AGAIN from Creative Control on Vimeo.

DIrected by Creative Control, who you may remember produced the video for SKi Beatz' "Do It Big" featuring The Cool Kids & Stalley.

Kozzie has definitely turned a few heads this year; from smashing up Tim & Barry's "Just Jam" events, to vocalling "Spartan", as well as this monster of a beat from Lewi White ("Metal Face"), he's emerged as one of names to watch out for in the Grime Scene.

This one's a banger!

Saturday 27 November 2010

1982 (Statik Selektah x Termanology) - The EP

Previously available when you purchased the 1982 album, Statik Selektah and Termanology have decided to release their EP for free download...Cop it now!



01 The Lottery
02 All Night Feat. Kali
03 The Darkest Cloud Feat. Chace Infinite
04 Weird Science
05 Put It Down Feat. Ghetto & Ea$y Money
06 Never Gonna (Interlude)
07 Word Up
08 The Dream Feat. Reks
09 82 92 Feat. Mac Miller (Bonus)

D Double E Explains "Bluku Bluku!" (Video)

Ever wondered what "Bluku Bluku!" means? Here you go...

Friday 26 November 2010

Royal T "Damn It EP"

Out 29th November on Boogaloo City, which is a new digital label run by my boy Blazey.

The 001 includes remixes from Mensah & Superisk, and Asa & Kahn. If you like your instrumental Grime, and your Dubstep, then this is well worth checking out. Support my boy and cop this from the outlets mentioned in the e-flyer.

Royal T - Damn It by BoogalooCity

Royal T - Side Effect by BoogalooCity

Royal T - Damn It (Mensah n Superisk Remix) by BoogalooCity

Royal T - Side Effect (Kahn & Asa Remix) by BoogalooCity

BONUS! Check out P Money's freestyle over "Damn It"

Nike Air Force 1 Destroyer Black Pack

Here's some pics of the Nike Air Force 1 Destroyer Black Pack, which was released today at the Nike Sportswear store on Mercer St in NYC.

Nike has added new elements to the Destroyer jacket by taking the classic Letterman jacket and adding cashmere and leather accents to it. The Air Force 1 is designed by NikeiD Bespoke, using premium leathers and materials too. If only I lived in NYC...

Lil Kim "Black Friday" (Nicki Minaj Diss)

Kim responds to the shots fired on "Roman's Revenge" by going in over Pharoahe Monch's "Simon Says" instrumental. She's still got it...

Nicki may be relevant at the moment, but will she still be here in 5-10 years? I doubt it... Your thoughts?


Via Nah Right

Thursday 25 November 2010

10 Deep Holiday 2010 Lookbook (Video)

Holiday 2010 Preview from 10 Deep on Vimeo.

Some sick pieces in this year's Holiday collection. It's all about that varsity jacket!

Monday 22 November 2010

DJ Hipnotikk - Live on WUOG 90.5FM (11/20/2010)

Just got this in the mailbox from DJ Hypnotikk

Taken from the the Labwerx 12-hour takeover of WUOG 90.5 last Saturday, this mix contains a bunch of nice, rowdy jump up Dubstep for your ears... Turn this up loud and wake the neighbours.

DJ Hipnotikk - Live on LABWERX LIVE - WUOG 90.5FM - 11.20.10 by djhipnotikk

Saturday 20 November 2010

Rick Ross "B.M.F." (Live in London)

I'm pissed that I didn't get the chance to go to this concert. I had a feeling it was going to be hype, but daaaaaaamn, it proper went off! Undeniably the biggest Hip Hop club banger this year.

Via Hip Hop Chronicle

J. Cole Wants to collaborate with P Money...

Just stumbled upon this over at Soul Culture.

In a nutshell, J. Cole spoke to journalist Marvin Sparks for Flavour Mag the other night, where he revealed that he’d be interested in collaborating with one of the Grime scene's best emcees, P-Money.

While he knew little about P Money, he praised his talent, quoting his bars and explaining that he’d seen him on youtube and he’d be keen to work with him. J. Cole is heading to London in January to tour with Drake, so who knows... we might see come kind of stateside collaboration in early 2011! This is massive look for P, who's already had a very successful year within both the Grime and Dubstep scenes.

Listen to the excerpt from the interview below:

The material J. Cole had heard was P-Money’s F64, filmed by SB.TV

True Tiger Feat. P Money "Slang Like This" (Music Video)

Been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks.... Here's the official video for one of the biggest Grime/Dubstep tunes of the year.

Check out the cameo towards the end from yours truly!

BONUS! Behind the scenes footage:

Friday 19 November 2010

DJ Cable - BBC 1Xtra Guest Mix for CJ Beatz (16th Nov 2010)

Shouts to CJ Beatz, who recently invited me on to his R&B mixshow on BBC 1Xtra for guest mix and a quick chat.

Having had only a few minutes to plan my mix due to spending all day at Maida Vale, I decided to go in with a mish mash of 90's R&B/New Jack Swing, some uptempo club tracks, southern Hip Hop, Dubstep & Grime, throwing in a cheeky live mashup for good measure :)



01. TLC - Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (U.S. 7" Edit)
02. Keith Sweat - I Want Her
03. Boyz II Men - Sympin’ (Remix)
04. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
05. Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
06. R. Kelly - You Got That Vibe
07. Iconz - Get Crunked Up
08. Common Feat. Pharrell - Universal Mind Control
09. Clipse Feat. Keri Hilson - All Eyes On Me
10. LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon - Shots
11. DJ Class Feat Lil Jon - I’m The Ish (Remix)
12. Roscoe Dash Feat. Soulja Boy - All The Way Turnt Up
13. SX - Woooo Riddim
14. Rude Kid - Electric
15. True Tiger Feat. P Money - Slang Like This
16. Gucci Mane - Lemonade (Instrumental)
17. Ludacris - How Low (Acapella)
18. Redlight - MDMA
19. DJ Cable Vs. JME, Tempa T & Noah D - CD Is Seeeriousssly Dead
20. Ginuwine - Pony
21. Loefah - Disco Rekah

As usual, please feel free to leave any feedback. Hope you enjoy the mix!

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Lethal Bizzle "Pow 2011" (Radio Rip)

Bizzle's back!

This got the world premier on Tim Westwood's show on BBC 1Xtra earlier today. Produced by Teddy, and featuring some of the scene's finest such as JME, P Money, Ghetts and Kano, this is guaranteed to smash up the raves.

Yelawolf - Truth Is Scary Interview (Video)

Yelawolf talks about the Illuminati, the origin of man, ghosts, aliens, 911, and Obama.

Monday 15 November 2010

Mick Boogie "93 Til’ Infinity Mix... Inspired by NBA JAM" (Mixtape)

A new mix from Mick Boogie? In conjunction with the release of the new NBA Jam? You know this is going to be fire! Here's the official blurb:

NYC-based Mick Boogie, known for his eclectic DJ sets and amazing mixtapes, is also an avid basketball fan and a video game junkie. With the recent return of the classic 90’s arcade game NBA JAM (now refreshed and remixed for 2010), Mick was inspired to put together a mixtape of classic and rare 90’s remixes that serve as the soundtrack to where we were back in the day. Being that NBA JAM dropped in 1993… Mick’s decision to call the mix “93 Til’ Infinity” was the only appropriate choice!

In addition to the mixtape, Mick collaborated with vintage t-shirt designers Homage to create a limited edition NBA JAM/93 Til Infinity inspired tee to celebrate the release of this mix and the videogame. You can find the shirt here.


BONUS! Remember the theme music? Certainly brings back memories...

Nike SB Dunk Hi Premium "Blackout"

Here's a couple of pics of an upcoming Nike SB Dunk Hi that have recently leaked online. I find a lot of SB's hit and miss, but recently they've been on point with the colourways and materials. Featuring an all black leather upper, a leather tongue and a black suede swoosh, this SB Dunk features "all black everything". No Jay-Z.

Release date is unknown, but I'm pretty sure we can expect these to drop by Spring 2011.

Charles Hamilton Vs. Serius Jones (The Rematch) (Video)

The Sonic fan's got a decent flow, but Serius killed him on the punchlines...

Remember last time they battled?

Grandmaster Roc Raida Forever! (Video)

R.I.P. one of the greatest DJs of all time.

Featuring DJ's Rob Swift, DJ Precision, Sean C, Boogie Blind, D-Styles, Mr. Choc, J-Rocc, Rhettmatic and more...

Diddy Feat. Red Cafe & Fabolous "Money, Money, Money" (Music Video)

Diddy teams up with Fabo & Red Cafe for this banger. You can expect to hear this on my new mix. Yes, it is coming this week, don't worry!

Jay Electronica Feat. Jay-Z & The-Dream "Shiny Suit Theory"

Following from last week's announcement that Jay Electronica had signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint, here's the full version of "Shiny Suit Theory", featuring The-Dream.


Via Nah Right

Friday 12 November 2010

Yasmin "On My Own" (Preview) & Maida Vale Pics

Following her recent feature on Devlin's "Runaway", here's a preview of Yasmin's debut single "On My Own", produced by Shy FX. Trust me when I say this is one name that you will definitely be hearing a lot from in 2011.

I was also honoured to be a part of her recent Maida Vale live session this week, which should be airing on BBC 1Xtra sometime soon. I've DJ'ed for various artists in the past for club sets and PAs, and jammed with various musicians, but to actually be part of a band and record something at the legendary Maida Vale studios was an incredible experience; it's definitely been one of the highlights of my DJ career so far.

I managed to grab a few pics of the session too (click to enlarge):

I also gotta give a massive shout out to Octave, Gareth Brown & Tokio - These dues are mad talented.

"On My Own" will be available 24th January, via Ministry of Sound/Levels Recordings.

Thursday 11 November 2010

Trapstar Flagship Store: London (Video)

Trapstar Flagship Store from Abstract Retro on Vimeo.

On 6th November, Abstract Retro visited the opening of the official Trapstar flagship store. Based on Portobello Road, the store boasts an impressive layout and decor, as well as their current clothing collection. You can check out some of the store pics here

Their address:

21 Portobello Green Arcade
281 Portobello Road
Notting Hill
W10 5TZ

Via DJ Semtex

Maverick Sabre "The Travelling Man Mixtape"

Brand new heat from the talented artist who recently featured Professor Green's track, "Jungle".

Alongside Dream McLean's "Purple Promo Vol. 3", and Sway's "The Delivery 2", this is easily one of the best UK mixtapes I've heard all year. Keep an eye out for this guy in 2011.

Download his previous work HERE

Previously: Professor Green Feat. Maverick Sabre "Jungle" (Music VIdeo)

Monday 8 November 2010

Professor Green Feat. Maverick Sabre "Jungle" (Music Video)

One of my favourite tracks off Alive Till I'm Dead, which also featured on August's Podcast

Purchase the track from iTunes here

BAPE x Stussy 2010 Holiday Collection

BAPE & Stussy will teaming up for another collaboration, this time for a 2010 Holiday collection.

The first drop features a special hybrid camouflage over jackets, footwear and accessories, whilst the second drop includes some more simpler pieces, as well as a reversible MA-1 jacket. The first release is set for November 27th, followed by a December 11th release.

More pics here. Via Hype Beast

Rick Ross Feat. Gucci Mane "MC Hammer" (Music VIdeo)

Teflon Don is out in stores now.

Expect to hear this on my new Hip Hop mix!

Saturday 6 November 2010

Kanye West Feat. Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Big Sean & J. Cole "Looking For Trouble"

I've been following these G.O.O.D. Music leaks for a while now. Whilst most of them have been dope, there have been the odd few that have taken me a few listens to properly get into ("Runaway" for example). This one comes under the "dope" category...

Utilising the a sample from "Blues Dance Raid" by Steel Pulse (which Cam'ron had previously used for "Bubble Music"), everyone involved (especially Pusha & J. Cole) kicks a solid verse on this posse cut.


A Tour of RZA's House (Video)

Here's a quick tour of RZA's home, telling the history behind particular items that he has acquired throughout his career.

Via Nah Right

BONUS! Travis Barker "Carry It" (Behind the scenes)

Friday 5 November 2010

BAPE Dog Accessories

BAPE usually have some weird and wonderful items throughout their collections, but this is insane!

If you're one of those people who likes to spoil their pet, you'll be please to know that an array of doggie-based BAPE accessories will be available to purchase as of 11th November. From hoodies to bow-ties, collars, bandanas and beyond, the majority of this crazy line up is also decorated in the label’s signature green camo print.


DJ Nappy Refixes for free download

After a good few years of waiting, the king of all things THUGSTEP DJ Nappy has finally put up his entire collection of blends from '06 to '07 for free download. A must have for any THUGSTEP fan, or for anyone who's yet to discover this sound that we're pioneering...

Grab them all here

Thursday 4 November 2010

Tinchy Stryder Feat. Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example & Chipmunk "Game Over" (Music Video)

2010 has been the year of the posse cut, no doubt!

Taken from Tinchy's forthcoming album, "Third Strike", this track sees an allstar UK lineup. Granted, I would have loved to have seen someone like JME, Skepta, P Money, or even DIzzee jump on this, but everyone involved laid down a solid verse... especially Giggs, Devlin, and Tinie.

Let's hope a few freestyles start making their way on to the internet...

Mikkey Halsted "The Exorcist" (Prod. by No I.D.)

It's time for some quality Hip Hop on the blog...

Here's the first installment of Mikkey Halsted‘s “Super Tuesdays” music series, produced by No I.D.


Overproof & Sub Squad this Friday!

I'm playing at these raves tomorrow night. Both have an awesome lineup, so if you're in either London or Southend, try and make it down to one of these...Or even both, if you possess an automobile.

Indoor fireworks FTW.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

New araabMUZIK Routines (Video)

araabMUZIK killing the MPC yet again!

Previously: araabMUZIK - New Promo Video

Tuesday 2 November 2010

DJ Nappy "Thugstep Architect" Part 1 (Video)

He's back. Say hello to him on Twitter

Filmed by Sharp Shooters Media

Monday 1 November 2010

DJ Shiftee & DJ Cable - Live Tag Team // Sloppy Mayhem (Live Audio)

Here's a little mix to keep you occupied before my Hip Hop mix drops within the next week or two...

The Setting: 4:30am-5:10am, Rhythm Factory, London, Oct. 22, 2010
The Party: Needlework Presents...
The Players: DJ Shiftee, DJ Cable
The Inspiration: lots of alcohol
The Result: Sloppy Mayhem

Some good bits, some sloppy bits... Don't take this too seriously, as we were literally messing about for the last 40 mins of the night. Enjoy!

P.S. Visit DJ Shiftee here and say hello to him.

Sunday 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

Normally I'd be sitting at home watching a million and one horror films, but instead tonight I'll be DJ-ing at Ministry of Sound alongside Chase & Status, Tempz, Martelo, Spyro, Crissy Criss; and my good friends the Murkage Cartel... For more details, click here

As a bonus, here's another spooky Halloween mix from my boy Noisses. If you liked last year's mix, then you're in for a treat.. More dark, angry Dubstep for your ears!


01. Get Up & Kill – Flipz
02. Innit! – Noisses
03. Water – Horsepower
04. Dark – Noisses
05. Run To The Roof – Maverick Sabre
06. Dont Call It that – Slaughter House Rydims
07. T-Vexed – Noisses
08. Raver - Shy FX Feat. Kano & Donaeo (Breakage Remix)
09. Horrible – Pixel Fist (Vent Remix)

Runtime: 15mins

Have fun tonight, whatever you're doing...