Saturday 30 January 2010

Classic Tracks: Cadillac Tah "Pov City Anthem"

Fresh for 2010, I'm back with another "Classic Tracks" post...

I'd completely forgot about this slept on banger, and after hearing that DJ Yasmin dropped this at BAD INTENTIONS last night, I had to dig this one out of the digital record box (i.e. use the search function on iTunes), and give it a listen. Needless to say, I'm gonna have to start playing this one out again...Such a heavy tune.

Some of you may also recognise this from the Fast & The Furious soundtrack, which also consisted of a few other dope tracks, such as this one:

Don't even try to deny this was a banger back in the day!

Dream Mclean, Siris & S Dot Samuel - Tim Westwood Freestyle (Video)

More heat from Dream McLean (also featuring Regime member Siris & S Dot Samuel), who recently passed though Westwood's show to spit a sick freestyle.

Keep your eyes peeled for some kind of collaboration soon...

Previously: Dream McLean "DJ Cameo Freestyle"

Tempa T - Parrin' Man (Video)

Pure jokes!

Bun B "Pants On The Ground"

Inspired by General Larry Platt's musical masterpiece on American Idol, this is a bonus track off Bun B's "No Mixtape", produced by Double-O from Kidz In The Hall.

"No Mixtape" drops this Monday, with a hard copy supposedly dropping in LRG stores.


BONUS! Just in case you've missed out:

Sean Price "Figure Four" (Music Video)

Sean P finally drops the video for this, which originally leaked back in October.

Thursday 28 January 2010

Thank You, Native Instruments!

Massive thanks to Native Instruments for the hook up. I'm looking forward to getting to grips with this over the weekend.

Expect a video sometime soon!

Reflection Eternal - This Is 50 Interview (Video)

They re-introduce themselves, talk about their sounds and how they got into hip-hop. They speak on the relationship and how it is working together. They speak on contributing to Haiti, how important it is for an artist to be locked in with a producer & much more!

"Revolutions Per Minute" coming soon.

Previously: Reflection Eternal & Statik Selektah "The RE:Union" Mixtape

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Ludacris Feat. Rick Ross & Twista "How Low" (Remix)

Heavy remix. Luda comes through with a sick new verse, whilst Twista absolutely smashes it.

"Battle Of The Sexes" drops March 16th.

Previously: Ludacris "How Low" (Music Video)
Related: Hot 110 Podcast - DJ Cable

Apple iPad (Video)

So Apple finally unveils the eagerly awaited iPad. At 64Gb, its going to cost approximately £500; Wi-Fi models shipping in March, and 3G models shipping in April.

Seeing as I already own a Blackberry (which is dying on me), an iPod Touch and a Macbook, I don't really have any need for the iPad. However it does look incredibly dope.

Via DJ Semtex

Smiler "Destroy & Rebuild"

Shouts to Luca for sending this though...

Going in over Nas' "Destroy & Rebuild", Smiler states that this isn't a diss track, it's a reflection of what the masses want to say, but don't...Although I'm sure this will cause a few disagreements...

Among those mentioned include Klashnekoff, Taskforce and Poisionous Poets. Smiler does say he has love for Poisionous and shouts out Stylah and Lowkey. He also makes reference to Pop/Grime artists, Wiley, Kano and Chipmunk...


Your thoughts?

LEGO Collectable Mini-Figs Series 1

Yep, everyone's favourite brick-based toy has finally ventured into the realm of collectable figures....

The first series of "Mini-Figs" consists of 16 figures with accessories, and will come in blind boxes, apparently costing $2. No word yet regarding release dates or availability, but expect an update as soon as more details arise.

Tuesday 26 January 2010

OGz "Hot Ones" (Music Video)

Shouts to SBTV putting in the work.

Nike 2010 Spring Air Max 1 Preview

Latest Air Max 1 offerings from Nike, which are set to drop later this Spring. Continuing with the suede and mesh design, we're blessed with a set of fresh colourways, one of which looks fairly similar to the Uwara Reds Air Max 1 from 2004. I was a proud owner of a pair, until I made the mistake of wearing them to a nightclub.

Remember folks: Drink spillage x dirty dancefloor = ruined.

Previously: Nike Air Max 1 Spring 2010 (black/white/grey/blue)

Objektiv One "Everywhere A Million" Routine (Video)

More MPC madness for you to check out. This time, it's from Objektiv One.

In his words:

This is a routine I have been working on for awhile! I flip this sample to death until I can’t flip it any more. From grimey, to spacey, from technical to banging. Its all fun and games. Enjoy.

Via 2dopeboyz

Freeway & Jake One "The Stimulus Package" Packaging

Even though we're in a digital age, I still like to support an artist by purchasing his or her CD. For Freeway & Jake One's forthcoming album, Rhymesayers have gone all out for CD's packaging.

Designed by Brent Rollins, the package features a CD cover in the design of a wallet, containing 4 Freeway Bills & 4 Jake One Bills, which contain lyrics and liner notes on the backsides. The package also contains a credit card which enables you to download the Instrumentals. Seeing as fewer people are buying CDs these days, it's a great way to encourage fans to buy hard copies of the album.

US customers can pre-order the album here where they will be entered into a draw to win one of five $100 cash prizes, and also pick up some free goodies.

JME Feat. Wiley "Sidetracked" (Music Video)


Forthcoming heat from JME, featuring Eski Boy. Grime is definitely on the rise for 2010.

Let's just hope Wiley doesn't get too sidetracked himself when it comes to turning up to shows this year.

Available to download from 21st February.

A-Trak x Drake x Birdman "Loonies To Blow"

A-Trak comes through with a tasty remix of Drake & Birdman's track, which is taken from Trizzy's forthcoming "Dirty South Dance Vol. 2" compilation.

For those not in the know (I only just found this out myself), a loonie is another word for a Canadian $1 coin, as it bears the Canadian loon bird on the reverse side.


You learn something new everyday!

BONUS! Here's the Radioaktive remix:

Money To Blow - Drake (Radioaktive RMX) by DJjem

Monday 25 January 2010

Major Lazor "Pon De Floor" (Knicker Bocker Corey’s Drumsticks & Bashment Refix)

Shouts to my boy Knicker Bocker Corey (formerly DJ Stampeeder) who's put together this heavy jungle-influenced refix of Major Lazer's recent club banger.

Corey's also a resident for Bigger Than Barry, which is arguably one of the best club nights in the UK. If you like the refix, you can grab a 320 below:


Sunday 24 January 2010

Clipse "Freedom" (Music Video)

The only reason to watch E4's Misfits

Okay, so the plot is fairly entertaining too. 4 delinquents get struck by lightening in a weird storm. As a result, this gives them super powers, which range from invisibility, to being able to control time, and also mind-reading...

I've been catching up on the last couple of episodes on 4oD, and whilst the dialogue isn't the best in the world, it's a pretty good concept, with some funny moments here and there.

But yeh, it's all about Alisha Thomas.

Saturday 23 January 2010

Raekwon "Ice Cream" Original Sample

This interesting little video made it onto Youtube a few days ago, which finally shows us the original sample for Raekwon's classic joint "Ice Cream". The sample comes from Earl Klugh's "A Time For Love".

Via Hip Hop Is Read

DJ ZInc Feat. Ms. Dynamite "Wile Out" (Music Video)

Ms. Dynami-tee-hee is back with this club banger. Whilst I liked most of the material from "A Little Deeper", it was all about her early stuff from back in the day, such as "Booo!" & "Envy". She definitely kills it on faster tempos.

Fans of DJ Zinc may recognise the instrumental from his Crack House EP, which is now available from all good outlets.

BONUS! For those who don't know...

D. Julien – Fat Boy Radio Freestyle (Video)

It's been a while since I posted something from this dude. In this video he stops by Fat Boy Radio to kick a solid freestyle, all off the top of the dome, which seems to be a forgotten practice these days!

Ludacris "How Low" (Music Video)

Directed by Dave Meyers, featuring some...erm...impressive dance moves from the ladies (check it out @ 45 seconds in)...

This is the first official single from Luda's forthcoming "Battle Of The Sexes", which should be out in March.

P.S. The track also featured on my Hot 110 Podcast. If you like your Hip Hop, Grime & Dubstep, then check it out...

Little Brother "Life Of The Party Pt. 2"

Shouts to Nottz, who released this alternate version of "Life Of The Party" via Twitter the other day..


P.S. Regular blog readers may remember I included the original version in one of my monthly mixes back in 2008. Go check it out.

R.I.P. Apache

"Gangsta Bitch" was a classic. R.I.P.

Friday 22 January 2010

Stand Up Comedy Gone Wrong (Video)

This is so bad it's actually funny...

Angry American Idol Contestant (Video)

Why can't X-Factor be more like this show? Waitresses with amazing backoffs, crazy old dudes singing "Pants On The Ground", and weirdos such as this guy, who kicks off after being told he can't sing.

In the words of DJ Hotpoint, only in America...

Nike SB Dunk High “Lost Oceanic Airlines”

New for January 2010, Nike SB has released a dunk inspired by that puzzling TV show "Lost" (I gave up watching it after the first season). Sporting a colourway inspired by Oceanic Airlines, these are worth picking up.

Update: Following on from the Dunk High, they've also designed a Blazer High inspired by Lost’s DHARMA Initiative. The beige colorway matches that of the DHARMA uniforms, while the “SHOE” label appears on both the insole and heeltab, referring to the distribution of supplies on the island.

Both are available now at Premier Skateboarding

P.S. If anyone can explain the Lost plot to me, that'd be dope. After reading up about the series on Wikipedia, it's left me even more confused...

Tuesday 19 January 2010

SOME Night x Ctrl.Alt.Shift x True Tiger - UK Fundraiser for Haiti

To help raise money for those in Haiti, Ctrl.Alt.Shift have teamed up with SOME night & True Tiger to put on this insane charity event tomorrow night at The Den.

If you're in London, this is NOT to be missed! Minimum donation is £5, whilst £20 will get you a queue jump. With a line up like this, it's well worth paying the extra. Not only will it be a roadblock, but it's all for a good cause.

There will also be a raffle on the night. Full prize list can be seen here

Line up:

Wiley (Island Records)
Tinie Tempah (Parlaphone Records)
Sway (Konvict Music)
MistaJam (Radio1/ 1Xtra)
Nihal (Radio1)
JME (Boy Better Know)
Heartless Crew
Shy FX b2b Breakage with Donaeo
Hatcha b2b N Type with Crazy D (Kiss100)
Mystery Jets (DJ Set)
MJ Cole
Ruff Sqwad
Riz Ahmed aka Riz MC
Mz Bratt
Brookes Brothers & Dynamite MC
DJ Cameo (1Xtra)
Loose Cannons (Kiss100)
The Freestylers
Logan Sama (Kiss) with P Money
DJ Target (1Xtra) b2b Maximum (Boy Better Know)
B Live
Twin B (1Xtra) b2b Twin B (Island Records)
Alix Perez
Sukh Knight b2b Scandalous Unltd. (True Tiger)
DJ Chef (Rinse.FM) & Rod Azlan (Dub Police)
Anti-Social (Quest, Razor Rector & Gangsta Boogie's Heny G)
The Others (Dub Police)
Trolley Snatcha (Dub Police) & G Double
Tomb Crew
Terror Danjah b2b Elijah b2b Skilliam
Seb Chew (YoYo's)
DJ Chuckie
George Lenton
Rico Tubbs
Gentlemans Dub Club - LIVE
The Thirst - LIVE
Debruit - LIVE
Blue Bear (True Tiger)
Chantelle Fiddy & Hattie Collins (Ctrl.Alt.Shift/RWD/I.D Mag)
Klose One & Rattus Rattus (Urban Nerds)
Nasha Experience
Drums Of Death (DJ Set)
Rootikal selectors: David Hill, Stuart Patterson & Ashley Beedle
Zero T b2b Kharnage & Stamina (Drum & Bass Arena)
K (Sly Fly Records)
Slugz b2b Boyson

Skism "Never Say Die Vol. 2"

Here's a heavyweight mix from Skism, whose Never Say Die label looks set to do a lot this year. Packed with a hot selection of dubs and forthcoming material, this is well worth checking out.



01. Funtcase - So Vexed (SkisM ViP) - Circus Dub
02. Prime Cuts - Warning ft. Dynamite (Eddie K Remix) - D-Style
03. Flux Pavillion - Normalize - Circus Dub
04. Stripper - Stripper's Theme (Akira Kiteshi Remix) - Giant Pussy
05. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) - Wichita
06. Doctor P - Sweet Shop - Circus
07. Noisses - Mr Buzzby - Dub
08. Matta - Hit The Switch - Dub
09. George Lenton - Cold Rocker - Wicky Lindows Dub
10. SkisM - Rise of the Idiots - Wicky Lindows
11. Ctrl Z vs. Freestylers - Ruffneck '09 (Excision & Datsik Remix)
12. Mistah Klevvah - Honky - Stretched Dub
13. Specimin A - Jaguar Paw - Dub
14. SkisM - The Blank - Wicky Lindows
15. Apex - Nowhere To Run (Excision & Datsik ViP Remix)
16. Matta - Vortex - Artz of War Dub
17. The Orb - Fluffy Little Clouds (Bootleg) - Boots
18. Funtcase & Datsik - Brock Out - Rottun Dub
19. Chase & Status - Bits - Dub
20. Kryptic Minds - 768 - Techtonic
21. Reso - Technetium - Dub
>> Foreign Beggars - Contact ft. Noisia - Dub
22. Foreign Beggars - No Holds Barred (Excision Remix) - Never Say Die
23. Pixel Fist - Get The Fuck Up! - Dub
24. George Lenton - Price - Wicky Lindows
25. Foreign Beggars - Get A Bit More (SkisM Remix) - Never Say Die
26. SkisM - Back Off - Wicky Lindows
27. Hadouken - Turn the Lights Out (JFB Remix) - Hadouken!
28. Excision & Datsik - Boom (SkisM Remix) - Rottun Dub
29. VENT - Flava - Dub
30. Losers - FLush ft. Riz MC & Envy (SkisM Remix) - Distiller
31. Affinity - Static (Reso Remix) - Never Say Die Dub

Rinse: 11 to be compiled by Oneman

Following on from Marcus Nasty, the latest DJ to undertake mixtape duties on the next Rinse mix CD is none other than one of my favourite selectors at the moment, Oneman.

Those expecting an epic selection of Old UK Garage bangers, however, will be disappointed.

Speaking to FACT Magazine, he says, "Yeah the opening tune on the mix is a bit of a statement from me. You gotta move forward though, this CD is a selection of what I like now. I don’t wanna get stuck as that guy that plays garage, I’m moving on.”

From the look of the tracklisting below, this is going to be a heavy release.

Oneman's Rinse: 11 CD should be in stores soon.


01. Double Helix – 96 Flavas (No More Games)
02. Ramadanman – Mir
03. Martin Kemp – After The Night
04. The Detatchments – Circles [Martyn's Round & Round Mix]
05. Jazzanova – I Can See [Doc Daneeka Dub-Bump Mix]
06. Kode 9 – 2 Far Gone
07. Martyn – Mega Drive Generation
08. Bassjackers & Apster – Klambu
09. Deadboy – U Cheated
10. Zomby – Rumours and Revolutions
11. Efdemin – Acid Bells [Martyn's Bittersweet Mix]
12. Geeneus & Ms Dynamite – Get Low
13. Smoove Kriminal – Represent
14. Sticky – Jack It Up feat. Marvin Brown
15. R1 Ryders – Rubberband VIP
16. SouLTonic Sound System – The Flying Saucer
17. Bok Bok – Citizens Dub feat. Bubbz
18. Hem feat. Terrible Shock – On a Mission [Shortstuff Remix]
19. A4C – Untitled Mambo [Boogaloo Crew Remix]
20. Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
21. Breakage feat. Newham Generals & David Rodigan – Hard
22. Desto – Disappearing, Reappearing ink
23. Joker – Digidesign
24. 2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is
25. Starkey – Rain City
26. Headhunter – Prototype [Modeselektor's Broken Handbrake Remix]
27. Crystal Fighters – I Love London [Brackles Remix]

BONUS! In the run up to the next FWD>> + Rinse event at Matter in London on 29th January, the kind folks at Rinse have decided to give away some more exclusive tracks.

The first is N–Type’s mix of MA1 & Sophia’s “I’m Right Here”. Click here to grab it!

Saturday 16 January 2010

Serato Scratch Live 2.0 & "The Bridge" (Video)

This is very exciting. For me, I normally have to go back and forth between Scratch Live & Ableton when producing mixtapes, whichcan be a laborious task; but with "The Bridge" it looks like my prayers have been answered. I'm also looking forward to incorporating Ableton Live into my sets, and since I've now got to grips with Video SL, this can really open up some doors!

What's New in Serato Scratch Live 2:

• Control Ableton Live and make editable Mixtapes with "The Bridge".
• A choice of 2, 3 or 4 decks with supported Rane hardware.
• Built-in DJ FX with an assignable "Super Knob" for quick live tweaking.
• Brand new Display Modes with a range screen layouts to suit your style of performing.
• Enhanced Album Art browsing for quick identification of your music.
• Build "Smart Crates" easily using keywords from your music library.
• Export your track plays and share them online with "Serato Playlists"

However, Traktor Scratch have also been pushing the boundaries with their X1 controller; given some time they too could also come up with something very interesting...

Friday 15 January 2010

Mystikal is out of Prison

Whilst I don't condone what he did to get locked up (not only was it fucked up, it was plain stupid), you have to admit that at his peak he had some silly club bangers.

I wonder how he'll cope if/when he decides to make a comeback. It's a very different game now.

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergass

I thought I had already posted this up...Looks like I saved it as a draft by accident. Apologies.

If you don't know, the dude was an R&B legend. He will be sadly missed. Thinking about it, I'm gonna have to include "Love TKO" on a mix sometime soon; such a classic track.

Thursday 14 January 2010

Freeway "She Makes Me Feel Alright"

The first official single from Freeway & Jake One's "The Stimulus Package", which drops 16th February, on Rhymesayers.

Loving this beat!

BONUS! Freeway & Jake One "Know What I Mean" (Music Video)

Rhymefest Feat. Phonte "Say Wassup"

DJ RTC has been given the go ahead to leak two tracks from Rhymefest's upcoming album "El Che".

This one featuring Phonte is the stronger of the two, but they're both worth checking out.


Whether those other leaks will make it on to the album is still unknown...

BONUS! Rhymefest Feat. Little Brother "How High"

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Wyclef talks about Haiti Earthquake on CNN (Video)

If you want to donate, you can either do it via or through the (UK) Red Cross. Alternatively, here's a list of organisations who are also providing relief.

Megan Fox Armani Photoshoot

Just one word = Wow.

DJ Cable Vs. Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchize Boyz "Wind It Up & Lean Wit It"

It's about time I unleashed yet another blend/mashup for your listening pleasure...And what better than some good ol' THUGSTEP?

If you remember "Fuck Thugstep Vol. 1", then you'll know this was made as an exlcusive blend for Ego Thieves & Rock The Dub. However, due to the amount of people asking for it, I thought I'd be kind and post it up here as a free download.



Related: Hot 110 Podcast Vol. 2 - DJ Cable

Afrikan Boy "Lagos Town" (Music Video)

Afrikan Boy is back with his forthcoming (and very catchy) single, "Lagos Town", which should be released in March sometime. With the right promo, this could do pretty well.

His album, "1444 Musik", should also drop this summer.

BONUS! Just in case you're late...

The Cool Kids Feat. Stalley "We Can Do It Big" (Music Video)

Definitely feeling this. Expect to hear it on a podcast/mixtape from yours truly real soon!

Previously: The Cool Kids, Stalley & Ski Beatz "Do It Big (Behind The Scenes)

Tuesday 12 January 2010

Nike 2010 Spring Air Max 1

Nike drops another awesome colourway of the Air Max 1 for its Spring 2010 collection, which sees a great combination of black/white/grey/blue, featuring a mesh toe panel and suede uppers.

Available soon at DQM.

"Don't Flop" Battle: Dirtbag Dan Vs Oshea (Video)

Some funny-ass punchlines here!

Hot110 Podcast Vol. 2 - DJ Cable

Shouts to Hot 110 for giving me the opportunity to do their latest Podcast. Seeing as it's the start of a new year, they kindly asked me to put together a selection of tunes/genres that not only am I currently feeling, but will also be big on the club scene in 2010.

The end result? A 45 minute mashup of everything from Dubstep, to Grime, Thugstep, D&B, Southern Hip Hop, Glitch/Electronica & more...

You can also download the mix here


01. Intro
02. Taz Buckfaster - Half Man Half Trout
03. P Money Feat. Little Dee & Blacks - I'm OGz
04. Joker - Ouput 1-2
05. Giggs Feat. Mike Skinner - Slow Songs (Marco Del Horno Remix)
06. Redlight - Be With You
07. Silencer - Dirtbag
08. Ludacris - How Low (Can You Go)
09. DJ Cable Vs. Mark Pritchard & Dem Franchise Boyz - Wind It Up & Lean Wit It
10. Gucci Mane Feat. Plies - Wasted
11. Young Money - Streets Is Watchin'
12. Reso - Hyperglide
13. Rustie - Keesha Resmak
14. Jantsen - Bangin Like Me Mashuur
15. Datsik - Southpaw
16. Foreign Baggars - Contact (Noisia Remix) + "Bonus Scratches"
17. Xample Feat. Jakes - No Respect
18. Total Science - Nosher (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix)
19. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out

Got any thoughts? Feel free to leave a comment...

P.S. Remember to vote for me in the NGDJ Competition!

Monday 11 January 2010

Skepta "Bad Boy" (Music Video)

This is pretty catchy. As long as the marketing and promo is on point, this has potential to do pretty well. The video's pretty good also, sporting an impressive list of cameos...

Available March 1st.

P.S. I swear Logan Sama rocks a skully 365 days a year...Which reminds me...If you haven't already heard, his show has been cut down to a mere one hour a week, from midnight to 1am Monday night/Tuesday morning.

Grimeforum have posted up instructions on how to show your support, as well as contact details for Kiss FM, should you wish to make a complaint.

Friday 8 January 2010

Clipse - ThisIs50 Interview (Video)

In this interview with Thisis50 Clipse talk about their hit back in 2002 “Grindin”, what they learned from the music industry, their mixtapes and how it lead into them starting their clothing line. They also cover their new album “Till The Casket Drops” and the production on the album as well as breaking down how their music changed over the years and much more!

Well worth checking out if you're a fan.

Rihanna "Rudeboy" (Single Artwork)

You know I had to post this!

Statik Selektah Feat. Bun B, Wale and Colin Munroe "So Close, So Far"

Some quality Hip Hop from Statik Selektah, whose new album also features collaborations with Smif-N-Wessun, Freeway, Evidence, Souls Of Mischief, Terminology, Royce Da 5'9" and a whole load more!


"100 Proof" is in stores February 2nd.

BONUS! Here's another cut off the album:

Statik Selektah "Do It To Death ft. Lil Fame, Havoc, & Kool G Rap"

Thursday 7 January 2010

Grime mixes from Butterz & Terror Danjah

It certainly looks like 2010 is going to be a great year for UK music, in particular, the Grime scene. To kick things off, Elijah & Skilliam over at Butterz have put together a heavy mix of forthcoming and unreleased material from some of their favourite producers.

The mix is mainly on the instrumental flex, showcasing some great music from the likes of Rude Kid, Swindle, Joker & Starkey, as well as some forthcoming heat from the Butterz label. You can also download the mix here.


01. Swindle - Open Your Mind (Butterz)
02. Royal T - Hot Ones Remix (Unreleased)
03. Terror Danjah - Acid (Hyperdub)
04. Swindle - 'Trending Topic' (Butterz)
05. DVA feat P Money - Wind It Up (No Right Turn)
06. Rude Kid - Absolut Vodka (No Hats No Hoods)
07. DOK & Terror Danjah - Hysteria (Butterz)
08. Swindle - Air Miles (????)
09. Silencer - Miss Asia (Wow Bass Level 3)
10. Joker - Output 1-2 (Tectonic)
11. Rude Kid & Terror Danjah - The Best Crawler (No Hats No Hoods)
12. Tempa T - Boy Off The Ting (No Hats No Hoods)
13. Terror Danjah - Bipolar (Butterz)
14. OGZ - Hot Ones (Deeco Remix)
15. Maniac - Lengman Tune (Unreleased)
16. Terror Danjah - Sidechain (Swindle Remix) (Planet Mu)
17. SRC - Powerman 9 (Unreleased)
18. DOK - Keep Making Grime (Unreleased)
19. Rude Kid - Electric (Earth 616)
20. J Beatz - Life & Death (SCUK)
21. Terror Danjah - Air Bubble (Butterz)
22. Starkey - Ok Love (Planet Mu)
23. ????? - ?????? (Teaser)

And if that's not enough, Terror Danjah has also recently uploaded a sick mix, mainly consisting of his own productions; some of which are forthcoming on Hyperdub. No alternate download link I'm afraid, but don't let that put you's a solid mix from start to finish.


01. Terror Danjah - Horror Story
02. Terror Danjah - Acid
03. Terror Danjah - Bipolar
04. Terror Danjah - Creepy Crawler (V.I.P 2010 Remix)
05. Terror Danjah & D.O.K. - Pro Plus
06. Terror Danjah - Air Bubble
07. Terror Danjah - Pulse
08. Terror Danjah Feat. Griminal - Can't Be
09. Terror Danjah - Zumpi Huntah V.I.P.
10. Terror Danjah - Zumpi Huntah R.I.P.
11. Terror Danjah - Sidechain (D.O.K Remix)
12. Terror Danjah - Sidechain (Swindle Remix)
13. Swindle - Untitled
14. Joker & Ginz - Purple City
15. Rude Kid - Electric
16. D.O.K. - Keep On Grime
17. TS7 - Black Ice
18. Rude Kid - Emergency
19. Dizzee Rascal - Wheel
20. Teeza - Bully

Terror Danjah's "Bipolar EP" is out later this month on Butterz, whilst "Gremlinz" is available from all good outlets.

Super Street Fighter 4 (Game Trailer)

This is definitely going on my video game shopping list.

Giggs Feat. B.O.B. "Don't Go There" (Music Video)

I'll admit, I thought after the hype surrounding the "Talkin The Hardest" freestyle had died down, and after "Slow Songs" had been rinsed on the airwaves, Giggs would be just another one hit wonder. How wrong was I?!

After listening to this a good few times, I can honestly say this is straight fire. The fact that he's also linked up rising US artist B.O.B. is a strong look. If his new material is anything like this, 2010 could be a very good year for Hollowman.

Clipse Feat. Black Thought "Popular Demand" (Live on Jimmy Fallon)

Black Thought kicks a dope verse.

The Cool Kids, Stalley & Ski Beatz "Do It Big" (Behind The Scenes)

As the title suggests, a behind the scenes look at a new collabo between The Cool Kids & Stalley. This sounds promising.

"When Fish Ride Bicycles" should hopefully be dropping later this year.

Ed West & Toxin "Ghetto Yute VIP"

Here's a nice little skankin' number from Pesky Plates to help warm those winter blues; it's a remix of a remix that On The Dub orginally released back in 2008.

Expect to hear some solid releases from this label in 2010.

Ed West & Toxin - Ghetto Yute VIP by PeskyPlates

Via Chrome Kids

Wednesday 6 January 2010

araabMUZIK - New Promo Video

araabMUZIK yet again murking the MPC. Awesome work.

P.S. Like this? Check out the other video I posted up back in November

Tuesday 5 January 2010

DJ Q-Bert test runs the new "Trip Mats"

Some great footage of Q-Bert cutting it up fresh, using the new Trip Mats. Slightly thicker than the popular Butter Rug slipmats, they're designed more for beatjugglers and party rockers, giving the DJ a bit more grip when it comes to juggling.

From the look (and sound) of things, they seem to be on point. Gotta love that hypnotic design as well...

P.S. Apparently they've sold out. New designs should be available from soon.

JoJo Pellegrino Feat. Sean Price & Inspectah Deck "Triple Homicide"

Taken from JoJo Pellegrino's "Real Spit", which is due out soon. As usual, Sean P goes in hard over the track! Solid verse from Inspectah Deck too.


Shamelessly swiped from Nah Right

Funkmaster Flex on Christmas Eve 2009 (Video)

Going in with a heavy selection of breaks and old school Hip Hop...

DJ Shock & DJ Cable "Back To The Old School Vol. 3"

We're back again with another installment of "Back To The Old School". This time around, we've got some classic heat from the likes of Common, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, Gang Starr, Main Source, LL Cool J, Original Flavor, and a whole heap of other 80's & 90's gems.




01. Intro...
02. Common – Resurrection
03. Mobb Deep – Me & My Crew
04. Fat Joe – Watch The Sound
05. D.I.T.C – Time To Get This Money
06. Rakim – Guess Who’s Back
07. DJ Shock – RJD2 + Nas Blend
08. Big L – I Don’t Understand It
09. Mos Def – Ms. Fat Booty
10. Jay-Z – Rap Game/ Crack Game
11. Mobb Deep – Let a Ho Be A Ho
12. AZ – Ho Happy Jackie
13. Gang Starr – Moment Of Truth
14. Tupac – Pour Out A Little Liquor


01. Intro...
02. Main Source - Fakin' The Funk
03. Gang Starr Feat. Nice & Smooth - DWYCK
04. Black Moon - Who Got The Props
05. Original Flavor - Can I Get Open
06. Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
07. Run-DMC - Beats To The Rhyme
08. Public Enemy - Fight The Power
09. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
10. Cypress Hill - Insane In The Brain
11. A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario
12. Main Source - Looking Out The Front Door


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

Monday 4 January 2010

Bun B "On To The Next Year" (Freestyle)

Bun B drops a solid freestyle over Jay's "On To The Next One".


Bun B's 3rd solo album, "Trill OG", drops March 2nd.

Related: Jay-z "On To The Next One" (Music Video)

Battle (Movie Trailer)

“Battle” is a coming of age drama about an unknown producer who pursues his passion for composing music. He wants to produce music for the top rappers in the industry. He must find his way and his own soul for his music before he faces off at a national Beat Battle.

Looks like a poor man's 8 Mile, but with MPC's to be honest...

Mos Def Feat. Talib Kweli "History (Music Video)"

Produced by J Dilla.

Sunday 3 January 2010

Stay Fresh TV Feat. Tempa T - Wooo Riddim (Video)

StayFresh artists Raider, MenaceIvy, Macca, Movez & j1 hook up with Tempa T to go in over S-X’s Banger, “Wooo Riddem”.

Hopefully Tempz' "Allstar Pars Vol. 1" mixtape will be dropping soon.

P.S. If you're having problems with the video, click on the HD button. It should then work normally.

Air Jordan Fusion 8

For fusion/hybrid sneakers, these are pretty nice! Set to launch on February 6th (White x Red), and March 6th (Black x Aqua), the two original Air Jordan VIII colourways have been tastefully merged on to an Air Force 1 midsole.

Via Hypebeast

BONUS! The original commercial with Bugs Bunny

EXTRA BONUS! Badly drawn Jordans x Nintendo-step. Erm, WTF?!

DJ Wristpect – Bridging The Gap Vol. 4 (Mixtape)

DJ Wristpect (in association with Nah Right) unleashes his latest mixtape upon the internets, which mashes a heavy selection of tracks from VA & T Dot artists such as N.E.R.D., Rich Kidd, Skillz, Kardinal Offishall, Fam-Lay, JD Era and of course, Clipse, who are also on board for hosting duties. The tracklisting on this looks ridiculous! This is going straight on to the iPod.


P.S. Artwork is by TheLegendsLeague, who also designed a limited edition T-shirt to accompany the mixtape. You can cop it here

Mickey Factz "thedarkpheonix: ALPHA" EP

After a short break, it looks like Mickey Factz is back on his grind for 2010; and this free EP certainly doesn't disappoint. Great concept.



01. Sunrise
02. Amnesia
03. Turn It Up
04. Still I Rise
05. Ashes
06. S/ecrets T/hat D/estroy
07. Contemplations Of A King
08. Sunset

You can also read more about the track titles/concept via 2dopeboyz.

Saturday 2 January 2010

Free Instrumental from JME

In short, JME kindly put this up on his Twitter page earlier today for free download. It's pretty nice, so grab it while it's here!

DOWNLOAD: JME "Muscle Man"

Friday 1 January 2010

Raekwon "Coke Up In Da Dollar Bill" Mixtape

Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid & DJ Scream, it's a collection of freestyles and collaborations from 2009. Musically, it's been a pretty good start to the year so far!



01. Happy New Year Feat. Ol Dirty Bastard
02. Coke Up in Da Dollar Bill
03. I Wanna Rock
04. Blood Missles Feat. AZ
05. History
06. Trenchman
07. The Set UP
08. Real Talk
09. Stick Up Muzik Feat. Busta Rhymes & Uncle Murda
10. Yessir Feat. Ghostface & Crooked I
11. Crime Wave
12. Heat Rocks

P Money "If Mans Talking" (Hood Video)

One of the hottest tracks off 2009's "Money Over Everyone". P Money & OGz are set to do a lot this year...

P.S. "Dirtbag" is such a gully instrumental. That is all.

Reflection Eternal & Statik Selektah "The RE:Union" Mixtape

Happy New Year indeed! Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek have teamed up with Statik Selektah for the official Reflection Eternal mixtape, which includes a great selection of new tracks, classics and unreleased goodness. Gonna be bumping this over the weekend...

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek’s Revolutions Per Minute is due out in February.



01. Intro
02. Revolutions Per Minute
03. In This World
04. Hip-Hop (Unreleased)
05. Back Again
06. Wishing On A Black Star
07. Just Begun Feat. Jay Electronica, J. Cole, & Mos Def
08. Come Around Feat. Termanology & Royce Da 5′9" (Produced by Statik Selektah)
09. Internet Connection
10. Let It Go Feat. Dion
11. Testify Feat. Styles P
12. Time
13. The Thrill Is Gone Feat. Styles P (Produced by Statik Selektah)
14. Can We Go Back The Reflection Eternal Classics:
15. Fortified Live Feat. Mos Def & Mr Man
16. Chaos Feat. Bahamadia
17. The Express
18. Respiration Feat. Common & Mos Def
19. Definition Feat. Mos Def
20. RE:Defininition Feat. Mos Def
21. Move Something
22. Ghetto Afterlife Feat. Kool G Rap
23. The Blast (Remix) Feat. Erykah Badu
24. Good To You (Produced by Kanye West)
25. Get By (Remix) Feat. Jay-Z, Mos Def, Kanye West, & Busta Rhymes (Produced by Kanye west)
26. Back Up Offa Me
27. Piano (Hi Tek Feat. Ghostface)
28. Music is Life (Hi Tek Feat. Nas)
29. Hang Ups (NEW Reflection Eternal not on album)
30. Outro

All tracks produced by Hi-Tek unless noted...

Jay-Z "On To The Next One" (Music Video)

Such a big tune.