Saturday 27 February 2010
Brand new heat from Hollowman, whose album "Let Em Have It" will be dropping later this year. Normally his monotone flow can get a little tiresome, but the more I listen to his music, the more I'm liking it (his music, that is)...
Giggs' new single, "Don’t Go There" is now available on iTunes.
Via DJ Semtex
Nice little cut here from Killer Mike....y'know, the dude who did that "A.D.I.D.A.S." joint a few years back, which was hot for about, what, 2 weeks?
Anyhow, this track is worth checking out...Luda & The Game both drop solid guest verses.
Friday 26 February 2010
Thursday 25 February 2010
Directed by Punit Dhesi, DJ Muggs showcases his turntable skills in this commercial for UNDFTD clothing. Great video, even though some of the sound/turntablism isn't properly synced...
New Cypress Hill album out soon!
Related: Cypress Hill "It Ain't Nothin" (Music Video)
Wednesday 24 February 2010
The latest DJ to grace the decks for Mishka's excellent "Keep Watch" series is none other than Miami's DJ Craze.
A 6x world Champion, Craze is the only DJ to have won the DMC World Championships 3 times consecutively, a feat that's still yet to be matched by any other turntablist. This mix contains a heavy selection bass-heavy club music, ranging from Tropical to Dubstep, plus a variety of guest tracks such as Señor Stereo and Klever, which are later to be released on his Slow Roast Records label.
With numerous releases under his belt for respected labels such as Breakbeat Kaos, Cartel Recordings, Ninja Tune and OM Records, and with more to come this year, expect a lot of big things from Craze.
Monday 22 February 2010
London's finest lifestyle blog Hot 110 is back with another great Podcast. This time, they've enlisted the help of Rinse FM's Marco Del Horno (Bullet Train), as well as The Brockout for hour's worth of bass heavy mayhem, featuring the likes of Diplo, Zinc, A1Bassline, Redlight, Laid Back Luke, Buraka Som Sistema and a host of exclusives from the Bullet Train camp!
You can either stream the Podcast online via the Mixcloud player above, or download it here
Part 1 – Marco Del Horno
Marco Del Horno - The only way is down
Marco Del Horno & Katie Leone - Never Gonna Let You Go (Accapella)
Marco Del Horno - Samurai (DJ MA1)
N.E.R.D - Lapdance (accapella)
Scratcha DVA - Soul Searcher (Marco Del Horno remix)
Major Lazer - Hold The Line (accapella)
Kid Cola - Kappa Kappa
Justice v Soulwax - Disco Sirens (Accapella)
Marco Del Horno - We Run This
Marco Del Horno - Like I Preach it
Tom Stephan - TTSU (Marco Del Horno remix)
Marco Del Horno - Ho!
Marco Del Horno - Gunman 2010
Marco Del Horno & Last Japan - Pilled Up Again
Marco Del Horno - I Don’t want you to love me
Part 2 - The Brockout
Douster - King Of Africa (Last Japan SUB Bass Mix)
Diplo & Laidback Luke vs. Raven - Hey! (Will Bailey bootleg)
Diplo & Laidback Luke - Hey (Foamo remix)
A1 Bassline - 8oh8
Sound Of Stereo - Button (BeatauCue remix)
Noob & Brodinski - Peanut Club (Beatacue Remix)
Laidback Luke, Lee Mortimer - Blau! (LA Riots Remix)
South Rakkas Crew - Mad Again (Boy 8 Bit Remix)
Sound Of Stereo - Velcro (Mikix The Cat remix)
Buraka Som Sistema ft Kano - Skank & Move (Foamo Remix)
Zinc - Wile Out
Redlight - Be With You
The Brockout - Shake Down
Previously: Hot 110 Podcast Vol. 2 - DJ CABLE
Sunday 21 February 2010
To celebrate the opening of their second flagship store in LA, Mishka have put together a set of exclusive t-shirts. Also accompanying the drop is “Morbius”, a hand painted limited edition “Kaiju” figure loosely based on Spiderman villain “Morbius, the Living Vampire", of which only 15 have been made. You can cop the figure and the t-shirts by visiting the store.
1547 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Great interview. Jay talks about his friendship with Obama, staying relevant in Hip Hop at 40 years old, celebrating his 40th birthday (LOL @ the Puffy impression), and more. Check the video below for a live performance of "On To The Next One".
Saturday 20 February 2010
Just to let you know as well, tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon myself and Noisses will be doing a guest mix on Marco Del Horno's show on Rinse FM, from 1pm-2pm GMT. You can either tune in 100.4fm (London) or listen online here.
Thursday 18 February 2010
It's about time I hit you with another Thugstep blend. You may recognise this one from my January Podcast; imo it worked so well, that I decided to make a full blend out of it. Fully tagged, encoded at 320kbps...Vocals kick in after 32 bars, giving you a chance to mix/double drop properly.
As the acapella didn't come with a chorus, I had to make one using a section of the first verse. Turned out pretty well!
Tuesday 16 February 2010
With club nights such as GOONIES, Dubmatic and Bigger Than Barry gaining a nation-wide reputation for being hot events, and with artists such as Romo representing the city's Grime scene, Birmingham's music scene has a lot going on right now.
This dude is gonna be a problem...
One of the best album covers I've seen in a long while. This project is going to be epic.
Illustration by comic-book legend Chris Bachalo, with Art Direction and Graphic Design by Alex Haldi.
Rocksmith have also designed a nice limited edition "Wu-Massacre" t-shirt, which you check out here (via Nah Right).
With Weezy headed up the river, we at ItsTheReal.com wondered who exactly would take over as captain of the SS Young Money. Rough seas ahead?
Shouts to Big Ad for sending this over. To mark the passing of Big L, who was EASILY one of the greatest rappers of all time (real talk), he's teamed up with DJ Enjay to put together this tribute mix, packed full of classic tracks.
Lord Finesse "Yes You May" and the "Get Yours Remix" on the same mix? WIN!
01. Gangstarr - Intro (Full Clip)
02. Back To Back
03. Lord Finesse - Yes You May
04. D.I.T.C. - Da Enemy
05. Street Struck
06. Fed Up With With The Bullshit
07. MVP (Summer Smooth Mix + Remix Number 2)
08. Mc Gruff - Danger Zone
09. Deadly Combination (Feat. 2 Pac)
10. Put It On (Feat. Kid Capri)
11. D.I.T.C. - Dignified Soldiers (Remix)
12. D.I.T.C. - Day One
13. Holdin It Down (Feat. Miss Jones)
14. On The Mic
15. Flamboyant (Jay Dee Remix)
16. Da Graveyard
17. D.I.T.C. - Thick
18. N.O.T.S - Work is Never Done
19. Raw and Ready (Feat. Party Arty)
20. The Heist Revisted
21. O.C. - Dangerous
22. Still Here (Feat. C-Town)
23. Platinum Plus (Feat. Big Daddy Kane)
24. D.I.T.C. - Get Yours (Showbiz Remix)
Monday 15 February 2010
Tonytruand is back with another season of "ZIG", which focuses on the battle scene. This time around it's the 2008 DMC World Championships; the same year in which Fly won the showcase, and my boy Switch won the Battle For World Supremacy for the first time. Expect to see a lot of turntablist action, interviews, and random afterparty antics.
Mad props to Mistajam for giving me the opportunity to do a guest mix for his BBC 1Xtra show last Tuesday. His show has been graced with mixes from some extremely talented DJs & producers, so I knew I had to come up with something hot...
The end result? A mixture of Southern Hip Hop, Grime, Dubstep and D&B, plus a few exclusive re-edits/blends for your listening pleasure, and also some of that scratching/juggling stuff ;)
02. DJ Zinc - 138 Trek (Bingo) *
03. TC - Where's My Money? (Caspa Remix - Cable Re-edit) (White)
04. DJ Cable Vs. Tempa T & Rusko Mr. Muscle's Hype (White)
05. Caspa - My Pet Monster (Dub Police)
06. Joker & Ginz - Purple City (Kapsize)
07.Three 6 Mafia - Stay Fly (Acapella) (Sony BMG)
08. Grand Puba - Get It (12th Planet Remix) (SCION US)
09. Simian Mobile Disco - Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix) (Wichita)
10. Caspa - Marmite (Cable VIP Re-edit) (White)
11. Redlight - Be With You (Lobster Boy)
12. Silencer - Dirtbag (Silencer)
13. Ludacris - How Low (Can You Go) (Def Jam)
14. Gucci Mane - Wasted (Warner Bros.)
15. Lil Wayne - Go DJ (Instrumental) (Cash Money Records) *
16. DJ Baddmixx - Go DJ (Juke Traxx Online)
17. Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune (Moving Shadow)
18. Yung Joc - It's Going Down (Acapella) (Bad Boy Entertainment)
19. Foreign Beggars - Contact (Noisia Remix) (Dented)
20. Xample & Jakes - No Respect (RAM) *
21. Total Science - Nosher (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix) (CIA)
22. Jay-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Acapella) (Def Jam)
23. Tinie Tempah - Pass Out (Parlophone)
* = Scratch sections included.
Let me know what you think!
"And now I'm 'bout to paint a middle finger/your face is looking bitter like you came in while I'm naked with your sister"
One of the UK's top lyricists comes through with a F64. Lots of heavy punchlines in this one. Shouts to SBTV putting in work as usual!
This Thursday, one of my favourite club nights, POW! is taking over Norwich's LCR for a heavy event, starring Radio 1 mashup king Jaguar Skills. I'll be there alongside DJ Hotpoint, throwing down a mixture of Hip Hop/Grime/Dubstep, and some Peruvian Panpipe music. Okay maybe not.
More details/full lineup below. Or click here for the Facebook link.
Saturday 13 February 2010
Just a quick post to let you know that the first digital release from Pesky Plates has just dropped, featuring cuts from the like of Monkey, Physical, Magenta, plus a collaboration from myself and Fused Forces
The 001 features a varied range of styles, from 2-Step, to Dubstep, to our Grime riddim, Jack Russell. You can cop the release here via Juno download.
Friday 12 February 2010
Only just got put on to this artist, but I'm liking what I've heard so far: Decent west coast Hip Hop with a southern influence.
Taken from the forthcoming mixtape, "Str8 Killa No Filla".
BONUS! Interview on Crack Distributors Radio:
No, the bears are NOT me and DJ Hotpoint.
Seeing as it's Valentine's Day this Sunday, we decided to put together a selection of Slow Jams, plus some R&B, Soul and Hip Hop classics that should get you in the mood for some good ol' fashioned sexy time with your partner(s) this weekend.
There were a whole load of other joints that we wanted to fit in, such as Smooth "Undercover Lover", Keith Sweat "Nobody", even some Bobby Brown and Babyface; however I think we've provided you with a smooth mix.
Kudos to whoever gets busy to this mix (especially during the bonus track). Enjoy!
01. Busta Rhymes Feat. Janet Jackson - What's It Gonna Be?!
02. Aaliyah - One In A Million
03. Usher - Nice & Slow
04. Shai - If I Ever Fall In Love
05. Ginuwine - In Those Jeans
06. Jodeci - Freak N' You
07. K-Ci & Jo Jo - Tell Me It's Real
08. Silk - Freak Me
09. iMX - First Time
10. Pretty Ricky - Grind With Me
11. Wayne Marshall - G Spot
12. Ludacris Feat. Raphael Saadiq - Splash Waterfalls (Remix)
13. Donell Jones - Shorty (Got Her Eyes On Me)
14. John Legend Feat. Estelle - No Other Love
15. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
16. Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
17. Isley Brothers - Between The Sheets
18. D'Angelo - Lady
19. 112 - Cupid
20. Case Feat. Foxy Brown - Touch Me, Tease Me
21. Whitehead Bros. - Forget I Was A G
22. Jazzy Jeff Feat. Erro - Rock Wit U
23. Marcus Miller - Much Too Much
24. Mary Jane Girls - All Night Long
25. LL Cool J - Doin' It
26. Bonus Track!
NOTE: Just to let you know as well, there isn't any turntablist stuff on this mix, mainly due to the fact that cutting up two copies of "Freak N' You" would sound pretty...erm...odd...Just some simple transitions for easy listening.
Thursday 11 February 2010
Tuesday 9 February 2010
Monday 8 February 2010
Saturday 6 February 2010
Another cut from Luda's "Battle Of The Sexes", which has now got a confirmed release date of March 9th.
Fairly decent guest verse from Nicki, although she really needs to stop putting on those silly voices...
Friday 5 February 2010
Shy FX comes through with a heavy B-More/Electro-influenced remix of Wiley's forthcoming single, which is available on iTunes 28th February.
Wiley + catchy hook + cheeky sample + Lyn Collins break = Win. It's a perfect formula, so hopefully it'll chart higher than "Take That".
Damn, that White Town sample definitely brings back some memories...
D.Julien passes through for a chat and another solid freestyle.
BONUS! YC The Cynic ft. Final Outlaw & D.Julien "The Bad Seed"
Check out this heavy cut from YC's "You're Welcome, which drops next week. Mad props for going in over the "Devil's Son" instrumental!
Thursday 4 February 2010
Rock The Dub is definitely doing the damn thing right now. Not only is Khal running a heavy blog, he's also branched out into running two digital labels, RTDLTD for Dubstep/D&B/Electronica, and RTD for Hip Hop.
The first release on RTD is from Deal The Villain, with his debut album "EPic".
Packed full of solid material from start to finish, this is well worth picking up. I could go on for ages about how his rhymes are packed full of dope cultural & TV-show references, or how great the production is, but in short you can definitely tell Deal is doing his own thing; a breath of fresh air since a lot of artists are still jumping on bandwagons and following trends. Need more convincing? Check out the video below:
Deal The Villain's "EPic" is now available from iTunes, Juno Download, 7Digital & Amazon, with more outlets to be confirmed soon.
Stones Throw have gone into their archives and dug out this tasty little mix, which was compiled by J Rocc back in 2003, containing a great selection of Dilla, Madlib and Jaylib tracks, as well as some of their sources...
Vinyl junkies may remember that the Jaylib section was pressed up on 45, and was released as the bonus 45 with the Champion Sound LP, whilst there were a few promo copies of this mix floating around on CD. So for those who missed out, here's another chance to cop this mix.
Wednesday 3 February 2010
Easy blog readers, hope 2010's treating you well so far...
One of the things I'm doing for 2010 is monthly podcasts, in which I'll showcasing the very best in Hip Hop, Grime & Dubstep...They're made up of tunes that are not only doing it big in the clubs, but are also some of my personal favourites of the month in particular...
So, to kick things off with January's Podcast (I know it's a couple of days late!), we have some new heat from the likes of Pete Rock, Gucci Mane, Statik Selektah, Sub Focus, Bun B, Numan, Giggs, and a whole load of other good music; Plus some exclusives from Tomb Crew and Fused Forces as well!
01. Podcast Intro...
02. Jay-Z Feat. Swizz Beatz - On To The Next One
03. Snoop Dogg Feat. Jay-Z - I Wanna Rock (The Kings G-Mix)
04. Snoop Dogg Feat. Kardinal Offishall - I Wanna Rock (Remix)
05. Gucci Mane Feat. Pharrell - Soldier
06. Pete Rock Feat. E-Villz - Rapper's Jail
07. B.O.B. - The Biz
08. Statik Selektah Feat Lil Fame, Saigon & Sean Price - Critically Acclaimed
09. Asaviour & DJ IQ Feat. Sir Smurf Lil' - No Days Off
10. Rhymefest Feat. Phonte - Say Wassup
11. Rakim Feat. Styles P, Jadakiss & Busta Rhymes - Euphoria
12. Giggs Feat. B.O.B. - Don't Go There
13. Clipse - There Was A Murder
14. Bun B - Mr. Hit Dat Lick
15. Gucci Mane Feat. Lil Wayne & Cam'ron - Stupid Wild
16. Bun B - Pants On The Ground
17. Crookers Feat. Kelis - No Security (Tomb Crew VIP)
18. Doctor P - Sweet Shop
19. OGz - Hot Ones (Royal T Remix)
20. Royal T - 1 Up
21. DJ Primecuts Feat. Dynamite MC - Warning
22. Sub Focus - Could This Be Real (Joker Remix)
23. Numan - Warp Acid
24. Numan - Secrets
25. Starkey Feat. Badness - Ok Luv (Inst)
26. Ludacris - How Low (Acapella)
27. Fused Forces Feat. Riko - Ease Off
Podcasts will be dropping on the last day of each month, and should also be available on iTunes sometime soon...If you have any feedback, comments, etc...Feel free to leave a comment below.
P.S. I've also put together a guest mix for BBC 1Xtra, which is to be aired on Mistajam's show on 9th Feb...keep it locked!
Tuesday 2 February 2010
DJ Drama & DJ Sense team up with B.O.B aka Bobby Ray for his new mixtape, which is set to promote the release date of his album, The "Adventures of Bobby Ray".
Some solid tracks on this mixtape, "Gladiators" with J. Cole being one of them...Watch out for both of these guys in 2010.