Wednesday 28 April 2010

Pac Div "Don't Mention It" (Mixtape)

Just when I was about to finalize my tracklisting for April's podcast, this comes along. Quality music from Pac Div as usual...Standout tracks include "Broccoli", "Shine", "It's On" and "Rollin".


Via Nah Right

D Double E "Street Fighter Riddim" (Prod. DJ Swerve) (Radio Rip)

This is INSANE! Produced by Kiss FM's DJ Swerve, this featured on Logan Sama's show on Monday...

This is easily one of the hottest riddims to come out this year. Big up Swerve!

Take "Incredibright" (Music Video)

I posted up the audio about a month ago... Since then, it's been on constant rotation on my iPod...Loving the laid back vibes.

Take's debut album, "Only Mountain" is out now on Alpha Pup

Cambridge & Norwich tomorrow night!

Shameless promo FTW...

I've got two gigs tomorrow night. First up, I'll be in Cambridge for "ISH" at La Raza....Vibe is strictly 90's Hip Hop/R&B jams, so expect a load of classic heat...

After that, I'm off to Norwich for POW! at the LCR, which is on the UEA campus... I'm headlining the 2nd room, strictly Grime/Dubstep/Thugstep in the mix...

If you're about, come down and say hello!

Lupe Fiasco "I'm Beaming" (Music Video)

Such a big tune... Great video too...

Tuesday 27 April 2010

Slum Village "Lock It Down" (Prod. J Dilla) (Radio Rip)

DJ House Shoes gave this the world premier on Soundwaves KPFK last night... I need a CDQ of this, pronto!


Via Shake

T.I. "I'm Back" (Music Video)

Been playing this out for a minute...May have to put it on April's Podcast...

Nas & Damien Marley "As We Enter" (Music Video)

This album is gonna be pretty epic...

"Distant Relatives" is due out in stores May 18th.

Monday 26 April 2010

Terror Danjah "Air Bubble" (Fused Forces & DJ Cable Remix) SNIPPET

We recently remixed Terror Danjah's "Air Bubble" for fun... Let me know what you think!

Terror Danjah - Air Bubble (Fused Forces & Dj Cable Remix) by FusedForces

Shadrack & The Mandem "Guns & Pork" (Music Video)

FLOL at 2:40....

Shouts to Murkage Dave making a cameo in the video too!

DJ Premier's Guru Tribute Mix

It's only right that I post Primo's tribute set...

You can download the mix here


01. Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)
02. Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
03. Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
04. Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
05. Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
06. Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
07. Gang Starr – Eulogy
08. Gang Starr – Royalty (Feat. K-Ci & JoJo)
09. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
10. Gang Starr – In This Life… (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo)
11. Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
12. Gang Starr – The Planet
13. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
14. Gang Starr – Next Time
15. Gang Starr – 93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)
16. Gang Starr – The Militia II (Feat. Rakim & WC)
17. Gang Starr – Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
18. Heavy D. – A Buncha Niggas (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O & Third Eye)
19. M.O.P. – Salute Part II (Feat. Guru)
20. D&D Allstars – Hot Shit (Feat. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice)
21. Gang Starr – PLAYTAWIN
22. Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
23. Group Home – The Legacy (Feat. Guru)
24. Gang Starr – Conspiracy
25. Gang Starr – Stay Tuned
26. Gang Starr – Zonin’

Jeezy Feat. Plies "Lose My Mind" (Music Video)

New heat from the snowman.... Plies delivers a fairly good guest verse too. I'm not the biggest fan, but at least it's better than most of the crap he spits...

DespaCam Presents: Frisco "Training Day" (Music Video)

Frisco killed this...

Produced by S-X, whose "Wooooooo" EP is due out 3rd May. Go cop that...

Friday 23 April 2010

The Disablists & Foreign Beggars "Heavy Rotation" (Music Video)

I was wondering the other week where The Disablists had got to... Low and behold, I stumbled upon this dope little video via Chrome Kids

Great little collabo with Foreign Beggars, with some nice drum scratching towards the end of the track.

DJ Cable Vs. Joker & Ginz Vs. Three 6 Mafia "Stay Fly in Purple City" (Thugstep Quick Hitter)

It's been a while wince I posted another Thugstep blend. Massive thanks to everyone who's been supporting them, whether it's playing them at raves, on radio, or on you iPods... It means a lot.


This was originally done as a mashup for my BBC 1Xtra Guest Mix for Mistajam back in February. I figured that it worked so well, I though I'd make it into a proper blend. I've called it a quick hitter as it's only the first verse and chorus; the reason being that the rest of the acapella doesn't fit so well with the whole tune. Also, like myself, most DJs like to mix quickly, so it's always nice to have something short and sweet with a clean intro and outro.

Let me know what you think!

P.S. This will also feature on "Fuck Thugstep Vol. 2", which is coming soon!

Tuesday 20 April 2010

R.I.P. Guru

R.I.P. Guru, who unexpectedly passed away yesterday. To many Hip Hop fans such as myself, he was undoubtedly one of the greatest of all time. Practically every single Gang Starr album is a certified classic ("Moment of Truth" and "Hard to Earn" in particular), as was his "Jazzmatazz" series.

Guru was such a nice guy. Back when I was a nobody, he still had the time to bless me with a drop for my mixtapes and radio shows...To me getting a drop from a legend like him was an honour; it's a damn shame he's now gone. He'll be sorely missed by the Hip Hop community.

P.S. Fuck Solar, that's all I'm saying...

Monday 19 April 2010

How I spent my weekend...

Like many other travellers, the recent volcano eruption in Iceland affected/screwed up my weekend..

I was due to fly out to China last Thursday for gigs in Beijing and Shanghai. My original flight to Amsterdam had been cancelled due the volcanic ash, but luckily I'd managed to get put on an earlier flight. I thought I'd beaten the wrath of Mr. Volcano...

However 30 minutes after boarding my connecting flight at Schipol airport we were informed that we wouldn't be flying to Beijing, and that all flights would be cancelled over the weekend. Gargantuan par...

The only way I could get back to the UK was to get a ferry on the Sunday, meaning I'd be stranded in Amsterdam for 3 to 4 days... I'm not into smoking, or visiting certain ladies either, so after spending an afternoon visiting various sneaker and record stores, I quickly got bored... I would have gone to the Van Gough or the Heineken museums, but all I wanted to do was just get back home.

As a result, I spent productive three days in a hotel room making mashups on Ableton, planning a few more mixtapes, and watching X-Men cartoons...

Its a shame, as i was really looking forward to spinning in China. God damn that fucking volcano....

Saturday 17 April 2010

Rossi B and Luca "Spring A Ling A Ling Mix"

Rossi B and Luca come through with this heavy little mix...

In their words:

"A belated first mix of 2010 from us, a 30 minute routine featuring some of the tracks we're feeling most right now across the board aswell as a few choice classics thrown in for good measure.

This year the Uk music scene as a whole is thriving and this mix showcases the diversity of sounds that you can expect to hear us reppin' in the clubs as well as future mixes."



01. Rossi B and Luca Feat. Killa P - Police Ar Come Run (E10 Riddim)
02. Zinc Feat. Nolay - Killa Sound (Skream Remix)
03. Jakes - Poom Poom
04. Basement Jaxx - Jump n Shout
05. Vato Gonzales - Badman Riddim
06. Party squad - Pull Up
07. MJ Cole - Volcano Riddim
08. Venom & Damage - Deeper (Doc Daneeka Remix)
09. Menta Feat. Ms Dynamite - Ramp
10. Roska - Time Stamp
11. Orien - Satisfaction Remix
12. 12th Planet - Reasons (Dr P Remix)
13. Breakage Feat. Newham Generals - Hard
14. Mark Omen - Tape Measure
15. SX - Wooooooo Riddim (P Money Freestyle)
16. D1 - Pitcher
17. Crissy Criss - Don't Mess About VIP
18. Mark Omen - Show You
19. Rossi B and Luca Feat. Ill Murk - Nuttin With Me
20. 16 Bit - Jump
21. Chimpo Feat. Fox - Heineken High

Mad props for including "Jump n Shout" in the mix!

Jahdan Blakkamoore "The General" (Music Video)

This has been out for a while, but here's the video...Taken from his "Buzzrock Warrior" LP, which is out now.

It's also worth having a listen to the Noah D remix...

Thunderclaps Video Mini Mix...

Bit late posting this, but nevermind.

To help promote their "Bootstrap Vol. 1" EP, which consists of Grime reworks of club bangers from the likes of Terror Squad, Clipse, Dr. Dre & Mobb Deep, The Thunderclaps have put together this sick little video mini mix containing the riddims, throwing some acapellas over the top. You can download the audio version here

Limited Edition white vinyl is available from outlets such as Chemical Records and UK Record Shop, whilst you can cop the digital release from Juno Download.

Via 100 Per Cent UK

P.S. If you're a regular reader, you might even recognise the "Grindin" remix from March's podcast

Friday 16 April 2010

Vans Vault 2010 Spring Authentic One Piece LX

Vans Vault drop this nice Authentic one piece in time for Spring. Nice choice of colour and materials.

Crooks & Castles Bullet Flash Drive

The latest offering from Crooks & Castles is a 2GB USB flash drive, which is concealed in a replica AK-47 bullet. At a price of $45, they're a tad steep, but look good nevertheless. I bet some bright spark will forget to leave this at home when travelling abroad!

Available now from their online store

Classic Tracks: Pastor Troy "Are We Cuttin"

Inspired from listening to some of the leaks from the new Pastor Troy album, I thought I'd hit you with another "Classic Tracks" post.

This track was most definitely slept-on over here in the UK, and in my opinion it's definitely one of Timbaland's best beats. 2000-2003 was such a good time for Hip Hop/R&B club bangers...

Thursday 15 April 2010

DJ Q-Bert at the NASA Ames Research Center

Via Rock The Dub

Little Brother Feat. Torae "24"

Thought I'd squeeze in a couple of blog posts while I'm waiting for my connecting flight to Beijing... Apparently all UK airports are now closed due to this volcano eruption in Iceland. Luckily I managed to fly out just before everything shut down...I digress...

Anyhow, here's a leak from Little Brother's new album. If the previous leaks are anything to go by, this will be one dope album....


P.S. It's not about having to pay 6 Euros to use the internet just for 30 minutes...

Sunday 11 April 2010

Kurupt Feat. Snoop Dogg & Problem "I'm Burnt" (Remix)

Here's a nice slice of uptempo West Coast Hip Hop to start your week with....Taken from Kurupt's upcoming album, "Streetlights", which due out April 20th.


Via 2dopeboyz

Hot Toys Iron Man 2 War Machine Bust

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Hot Toys unveils its special edition bust of Iron Man 2's War Machine, which is set to drop in the third quarter of 2010. This looks dope...

Special features include LED-lighted eyes and heart, a shoulder-mounted gatling gun, and a specially designed square-shaped stand supporting the bust, featuring the War Machine nameplate and movie logo.

Breakage - Annie Mac Minimix

Breakage put together a sick mini mix for Annie Mac's show, which was aired a couple of days ago (9th April) on BBC Radio 1. In 5 minutes, he went through a hefty selection of House, Dubstep, 80s Pop, Hip Hop, D&B and more!



01. Frankie Knuckles and Jamie Principle - Your Love
02. Soft Cell - Tainted Love
03. Breakage Feat Erin - Justified
04. Portishead - Only You
05. Breakage Feat Donaeo - Speechless
06. Breakage Feat Roots Manuva - Run Em Out
07. Ansel Collins - Stalag 17
08. Scotty - Clean Race
09. Wots My Code - Dubplate [Total Science Remix]
10. Shy Fx Feat Uk Apache - Original Nuttah
11. Renegade - Terrorist
12. Skream - Burnin Up
13. Doctor P - Sweep Shop
14. SonicC - Stickin
15. Daft Punk - Around The World
16. Fake Blood - Mars [Jack Beats Remix]
17. The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
18. Breakage Feat Newham Generals - Hard
19. Benga - Baltimore Clap
20. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor
21. Breakage - Hardcore Music
22. The Notorious B.I.G. - Warning
23. Breakage & SP:MC - Digiboy Radio
24. Craig Mack - Flava In Ya Ear
25. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Spanish Flea

Via Rock The Dub

Cam'ron Feat. Vado "Ric Flair" (Music Video)

Vado's pretty good at this rapping malarky...

Saturday 10 April 2010

DJ Shiftee - Bare Noize Juggle (Video)

Another quality routine from the 2009 DMC World Champion. Short and sweet, I can see this working well in a club environment.

Friday 9 April 2010

Footage from GOONIES! (Video)

This is how it goes down at GOONIES. Myself on the ones and twos...

Don't watch the sloppy mix in the 2nd video. Due to people jumping up and down on the stage the turntable ended up skipping. D&B mosh pits FTW...

Thursday 8 April 2010

Max Tannone Presents: "Mos Dub" (Mixtape)

Check out this new project from Max Tanonne, the dude responsible for "Jaydiohead", who has mashed up some of Mos Def's back catalogue with a selection of Reggae/Dub/Roots samples. Most people who attempt to do mashups end up putting two songs together that are either completely out of key, or just simply sound crap. This is far from crap though! Awesome stuff...

Reminds me of the "Bobb Deep" EP that was released on AV8 back in 2005.

Wednesday 7 April 2010

DJ Sub Zero x Apple iPad (Video)

DJs are already using their iPhones as MIDI controllers to launch samples, loops and cue points...Here's a video of Miami's DJ Sub Zero using the Tonetable app, which is available for both the iPhone and iPad.

It looks pretty neat, and for those certain clubs where only one turntable works, this would be very handy indeed; not all DJs like to use the "instant doubles" in Scratch Live. Will it kill the turntable though? I doubt it.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

Rude Kid "Jack Daniels" (Music Video)

One word = Big. Rud Kid's "Jack Daniels EP" is available now on 12" vinyl.

The track is also taken from his forthcoming instrumental album, "Are You Ready?", which is due out May 10th on No Hats No Hoods.

The Sleepbox

Stuck in a foreign city without a hotel, or are you just simply knackered from walking around shopping and fancy a quick power-nap? Say hello to the Sleepbox

The blurb:

"Measuring 2m x 1m(d) 4m x 2m(w) 3m(h), the main functional element in it is a bed , which is equipped with an automatic system of change of bed linen. The bed is a soft, flexible strip of foamed polymer with the surface of the pulp tissue. Tape is rewound from one shaft to another, changing the bed. If a client wants to sleep in maximum comfort, he can use the normal set of bed linen for an extra fee. The Sleepbox is equipped with a ventilation system, sound alerts, built-in LCD TV, WiFi, sockets for a laptop, charging phones. Also under the lounges is a place for luggage. After the clients exit, automatic change of bed linen starts and quartz lamps turns on. Payment can be made on a shared terminal, which provides the client with an electronic key. It is possible to buy from 15 minutes to several hours."

Possible locations include:

Railroad stations
Public and shopping centers
Accommodation facilities

Apparently Dubai is going to be installing 50-70 of these badboys.

Via Trapstar

I'm off to China next week....

16th April @ The Boat, Beijing

17th April @ Club Sin, Shanghai

Free tune from Skream - "Clap Your Hands"

Skream recently gave away this nice little freebie, which didn't make it onto his forthcoming album "Outside The Box".

Loving the 4x4/Techno/Metallic sound...

Clap Your Hands by SKREAMIZM

Sunday 4 April 2010

SBTV: Ed Sheeran "You Need Me, I Don't Need You" (Video)

Beatboxing, guitars, loop pedals and rapping/singing. This guy is seriously talented...

Shouts to SBTV all day...