If, like me, you didn't invest 5-6 years of your life in LOST, you can find out what it was all about in the above video...
Sunday 30 May 2010
Directed by Chris Robinson.
This has got to be one of the best tunes to have come out of 2010 so far... Remember to grab April's podcast, which features this tune, plus a whole load of other dope material!
T.I.'s new mixtape is packed full of heat. Apparently these are all album leftovers that he wanted put out before they sounded too daed. You can check the interview with MTV here for the full story.
Hopefully there will be a NODJ version dropping soon as well...
01. Jamie Foxx – Intro
02. Welcome Back To The Trap (Produced by Smash Factory)
03. Spazz Out (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
04. Whatcha Saying Tip (Produced by Chuck Diesel)
05. Yeah Feat. Lil Wayne (Produced by Lil C)
06. Yeah Ya Know (Produced by DJ Toomp & Lil C)
07. Once Upon A Time
08. Here We Go Again (Produced by Timbaland)
09. Get Yo Girl Feat. Rich Kid Rashad (Produced by Jim Jonsin)
10. Like So (Produced by Lil C)
11. Gettin Paid (Produced by Track Slayers)
12. Lil Duval – Fuck A Mixtape N***a!
13. Really Livin Like That (Produced by DJ Toomp)
14. Whether You Like It Or Not (Produced by Amadeus)
15. Jamie Foxx – Shooting Range
16. No Competition Feat. Young Jeezy (Produced by Black Mob)
17. Bitch Who feat. Macboney (Produced by Lil C)
18. Ready Set Go Feat. Killer Mike (Produced by No I.D.)
19. Kevin Hart – Fuck A Mixtape
20. Celebration (Produced by J-Rock)
21. Got Your Back Feat. Keri Hilson (Produced by DJ Toomp)
Via DJ Semtex
Thursday 27 May 2010
This premiered on Mistajam's show on BBC 1Xtra last night. Not much to ay except this is FIRE!
Redlight (aka Clipz) has taken the scene by storm with his bassline-driven tropical riddims, and has yet again cooked up another banger. I wasn't really the biggest fan of Bratt's last single "Who Do You Think You Are", but this is heavy. I've got a feeling this is going to do very well. Guaranteed club banger.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Here's a track from Copywrite's "T.H.E High Exhaulted - 8th Anniversary Edition", which is due out next month. Why he's celebrating the 8th anniversary I have no idea (answers on a postcard, please), but I have to say this tune is pretty dope... This is definitely a step up from that wack Asher Roth diss from last year.
"The High Exhaulted" was a pretty good album (personal highlights were "Ready...Aim" and "Fuck Soundcheck"), so it'll be interesting to see what new material makes the special edition. Hopefully he's now back on top of his game.
Sunday 23 May 2010
This Tuesday, Stussy will be presenting EPMD live in Vancouver for a 2nd time. They'll also have a limited amount of the highly sought after EMPD tee to re-release in-store on to coincide with the event.
Speaking of EPMD and streetwear, who remembers the "Kickly Business" tee that Mike (now-defunct) put out a few years back?
KEYEL Music's DJ Eso drops this heavy mixape, packed full of Hip Hop/Electronic heat from the likes of Outkast, Flying Lotus, Busta, Mos Def and Kelis, amongst tunes from the Key Elements collective.
Seriously, this tracklisting is ridiculous...MAD props for including "Ain't No Thang"! Such a slept on jam...
02. Fam-Lay - Rock n' Roll
03. Flying lotus - Heat Wave 2
04. Mos Def - Twilite Speedball
05. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
06. Kelis ft. Andre 300 - Millionaire
07. Declaime - Whole Wide World
08. KEYEL - 6:30
09. Fatima - Do I Know You? (feat. Cohen, Cuthead & Dorian Concept)
10. Outkast - Ain't No Thang
11. Muhsinah - Gogh
12. SA-RA - Powder Bump
13. Ray Cash - Bumpin My Music
14. Cali Fire Commission - CFC break
15. KEYEL - 6:30 Remix (unreleased EXTRA DIRRTY)
16. Busta Rhymes - So Hardcore
17. Tettorybad- Unite Ft. Fatima
18. aLIVE(of Muamin Collective) - Throwback
19. Erykah Badu- Turn Me Away (Get money)
20. Pease(of KEYEL) - pease81
21. Chief FT. Blu & Sene - True Love
22. Diamond District - Get In Line
23. Dabrye - Piano
24. Dorian Concept - Freehanded Monkey
25. Mayor Hawthorne- Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Astronote El Camino Remix)
26. 14KT. - I Still Buy Vinyl
27. Flying Lotus - $TUNTS
28. Twizz(of KEYEL) - Greenbacks
29. Oddisee - Viva Brasil
30. D'Angelo - Devil's Pie
31. Bilal - hollywood
32. elZhi- Glow
33. Sonnymoon- Nursery Boy
34. E.M.S. - Get Down (Produced by 12BITMECHANIC)
35. Smokescreen ft. KEYEL - Front to Back (Prod. by Holy of KEYEL)
Shouts to Rock The Dub
Saturday 22 May 2010
Just stumbled upon this dope video mix from DJ 33 1/3, who pays tribute to Guru. In his words:
I did this a couple of weeks ago and was just going to sit on it…but It’s now been a full month since Guru passed and I still have a hard time believing he’s not here. I am a big fan of Guru/ Gangstarr, so this is how I paid my respects. The mix is just under 50 minutes long, enjoy.
You can also download the mix here
Friday 21 May 2010
As much as I think Drake is slightly overrated, I'm still looking forward to hearing the album in full. I just hope it's not all like that abysmal piece of work "Find Your Love"
01. Fireworks (Feat. Alicia Keys) (Produced by Noah “40″ Shebib)
02. Karaoke (Produced by Francis and the Lights)
03. The Resistance (Produced by 40)
04. Over (Produced by Boi-1da & Al-Khaaliq)
05. Show Me A Good Time (Produced by Kanye West)
06. Up All Night (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Produced by Boi-1da)
07. Fancy (Feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz) (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
08. Shut It Down (Feat. The Dream) (Produced by 40 & Omen)
09. Unforgettable (Feat. Young Jeezy) (Produced by 40 & Boi-1da)
10. Light Up (Feat. Jay-Z) (Produced by 40 & Tone Mason)
11. Miss Me (Feat. Lil Wayne) (Produced by Boi-1da & 40)
12. Cece’s Interlude (Produced by 40)
13. Find Your Love (Produced by Kanye West)
14. Thank Me Now (Produced by Timbaland)
Thank Me Later is due out June 15th.
Tuesday 18 May 2010
After much anticipation, A-Trak is back with the second installment of his "Dirty South Dance" series. For those not in the know, it's essentially Dirty South acapellas over Electro/Club music - done very well, may I add! Standout tracks include "Loonies To Blow", "Make The Trap Wile Out" and "Ice Cream On Blast". Nice to see Trizzy also rocking acapellas over Dubstep too!
For the die-hard collectors, he's also teaming up with Obey again to make a deluxe pack that includes a poster, T-shirt and physical CD, which should drop in about three weeks. Until then, you can download the mix for free by using the Bandcamp widget below.
02. Trizzy Turnt Up
03. How Low Can U Bake
04. We Don’t Want No Goblins
05. She Got a Dum Donk
06. Whatever You Shoot
07. Ice Cream On Blast
08. Carte Blanche Feat. Kid Sister - Do! Do! Do!
09. Twerk That Driver
10. Vampires Going Ham
11. Loonies To Blow
12. Make The Trap Wile Out
13. O Let’s Overdo It
14. Donnis - Gone (DJ Craze remix)
15. Ain’t I A Joker
Not too sure about this one. Following the success of "I Need You Tonight", it looks like Green has used the same formula of recycling/re-interpreting a classic tune, with the the help of Lily Allen.
It works, and it's pretty catchy, but I can't help but think that they're relying on the same formula. Then again, it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?
Don't get it twisted...I got a lot of respect for Green, I'm just not really feeling this particular song.
Just spotted this over at DJ MK's blog. Blitz goes in with a selection of 80's Funk, Soul & Rare Groove. Extra tight cuts and juggles as per usual.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Some of you will know the barritone-voiced Chali 2na from legendary Hip Hop outfit Jurassic 5, as well as the band Ozomatli. This is the first leak from his new album (due out later this year on Deacon), and I was pretty surprised to find out that this has been produced by the one and only Rusko
The production is pretty much standard Dubstep club fodder as you'd expect from Rusko, however Chali rides the beat well, switching up his flow to match the LFO rate... Overall, worth checking out.
Saturday 15 May 2010
Here's the video for the first single off Curren$y’s "Pilot Talk", which will be available on June 15th via DD172 x Roc-A-Fella x Def Jam. "King Kong" is now available to purchase from the iTunes Store (US only though).
This is standardly going on May's podcast! Oh, and kudos for bumping Black Star's "Respiration" at the start of the video. I miss that era in Hip Hop...
Friday 14 May 2010
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Available to purchase from 7th June.
Also, next Friday (21st May) sees Dub Police take over London's mighty Fabric nightclub for an evening of big basslines and filthy beats. Lineup looks sick, and seeing as I've got the night off, I might have to pop down to this.
Via Rock The Dub
I posted up a pic of these back in March, along with some of the other Spring/Summer Jordan releases.
Spotted over at Hypebeast, we get a closer look at one of the hottest shoes this season. It's all about the white/infared midsole and hints of blue. Lovely touch.
Available now through select Jordan retailers.
Monday 10 May 2010
A couple of clips from Alchemist & Just Blaze's European tour, where they go back to back in what looks like a sick soundclash. For those who missed the London show on 6th May (apologies for being slack with the blog and not posting the flyer), there is another date this Tuesday (11th May) at East Village, 89 Great Eastern St. 8pm-1am. Be there!
BONUS! Interview with HipHopChonicle
Friday 7 May 2010
Very informative...One of the main issues I have with Scratch Live is the feedback/skipping if you're in a club where the turntables vibrate due to a loud system. It's true though, Traktor doens't have that problem!
Expect a Traktor Scratch Pro demo from myself soon...
Dunno what to think of this...Busta's flow is pretty dope, but I'm not really feeling that beat. Peep the video above for studio banter/randomness. Full audio here
Via Nah Right
Monday 3 May 2010
Easy all, hope you all had a good Bank Holiday weekend... I know we're already at the start of May, but here's April's Podcast... Better late than never, right?
This month's mix has more of an emphasis on the Hip Hop/Wonky/Experimental vibe, with brand new heat from the likes of Big Boi, Devonwho, Samiyam, Pac Div, J. Cole, Ghostface, Amp Live, 8 Ball & MJG, as well as recent music from Dibiase & T.I.
For the Dubstep and Grime section, there's new music from Benga, FuntCase, Ruckspin, Starkey and Frisco, with some tidy exclusives from D Double E, Dark Sky & Fused Forces.
Oh, I also threw in a little blend/mashup for good measure ;)
01. DJ Cable - Podcast Intro...
02. Big Boi - Shutterbug
03. Red Cafe Feat. Fabolous - I'm Ill
04. Ghostface Killah & Method Man - It's That Wu S**t
05. Devonwho - Stile
06. Dibiase - Axel Bop
07. Samiyam - Fishticks
08. Pac Div Feat. Marz Lovejoy - Shine
09. J. Cole - Who Dat
10. Rusko Feat. Amber Coffman - Hold On (Sub Focus Remix)
11. Eprom - Shoplifter (Edit)
12. Nu:Tone - Set Me Free
13. Eprom - Bubble
14. Drake - Over (Acapella)
15. Pac Div - Broccoli
16. Pariah - Detroit Falls
17. Amp Live Feat. Mickey Factz - Turn It Up
18. 8 Ball & MJG Feat. Young Dro - Bring It Back
19. T.I. - I'm Back
20. Skitz Feat. Buggsy - Born Inna System
21. Funtcase - So Vexed
22. Rusko - Woo boost
23. Jakes - Boom Boom Bass
24. Benga - EyeTunes
25. Fused Forces - No Candy
26. D Double E - Street Fighter Riddim
27. The Thunderclaps - Put 'Em In Their Place
28. Frisco - Training Day
29. Starkey - Pleasure Points
30. G. Tank - Bully Of The Beats
31. Ruckspin - Get Naked
32. The XX - Crystalised (Dark Sky Remix)
33. Dark Sky - To Lose
Overall, a whole mixture of different styles, from jump up/upfront, to chilled, 2-step, and experimental...
Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think...
Also, as of next month, I'll be hosting the mixes directly on www.djcable.com - so you won't have to deal with any more Usershare/Mediafire links :)
Hope you enjoy the mix!
Sunday 2 May 2010
The video finally drops for this banger, which not only featured on February's podcast, but also on their joint album "The Stimulus Package", which is highly recommended!
Nice creative visual for Red Cafe x Pete Rock's track....Watching this really makes me wanna go back to NY sometime soon.
Directed by Kevin Couliau.
Saturday 1 May 2010
*dead* @ Tempz smashing up CGI rubix cube blocks with a baseball bat...
Available to download on May 30th....Make sure you purchase a copy...