Yep, it's back! Make sure you come down, it's going to be most excellent. DJ MK is a badman on the ones and twos!
Monday 28 June 2010
Friday 25 June 2010
It's mad to think that it's already a year since MJ's death. Granted, he was a proper weird character, and obviously had some issues, but his music (as well as his influence on the music scene) was legendary.
To pay tribute, I thought I'd post up Primo's mix from last year. Packed full of classic material, this has to be one the best tribute mixes out there. R.I.P. MJ.
Related: DJ Premier's Guru Tribute Mix
Fashawn finally drops this collection of freestyles over beats from Nas' classic album. The evil genius DJ Green Lantern is on hosting duties. Well worth checking out...
Previously: Fashawn Feat. Talib Kweli "Life's A Bitch"
This is the first time I've stumbled across this dope little series, in which everyone's favourite ghostwriter chops it up with various MCs, DJs and producers.
In this episode, Skillz talks to Peanut Butter Wolf and Q-Tip about Biz Markie, J Dilla, the Beastie Boys and more...
Oh, and speaking of ghostwriting, some of you may be aware that I'm now "Ghost Mixing" for other DJs. If you're in need of a hot mixtape/demo, or something dope to help promote your club night, give me a shout here.
In the words of Skillz, "...for the right price/I can make your shit tighter".
Thursday 24 June 2010
Here are a couple of beats from El-P's forthcoming "Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3", which drops August 3rd on Gold Dust Records.
"Meanstreak" is a dark, three-part instrumental suite, whilst "Whores (The Movie)" sounds as seedy as the title suggests...Worth checking out if you like your experimental/instrumental Hip Hop.
El-P "Whores (The Movie)"
Physical copies of Volume 3 will include download links for the first two volumes, which were only given out at live shows.
Via Nah Right
Obviously that's not my handset...It's Stephen Fry's.
Rather than go on about how I need one of these, you can read his well-detailed review here instead. The fact that the handsets are available SIM-free is great. Now I need to justify spending £599 on a 32GB model just so I can floss....I think I can live with that.
Speaking of flossing, check out Just Blaze's video below. *dead* at all those other handsets...
Wednesday 23 June 2010
The video finally drops for this heavy collaboration between Banner & 9th Wonder, which is taken from their forthcoming "Death Of A Pop Star" LP.
Regular readers may recognise this tune from February's podcast, which featured a whole load of quality material. Check it out!
Directed by Illusive Media & David Banner.
In the follow up to his highly anticipated sophmore album, "Ouside The Box", Skream has decided to give away a nice little zip file of free music for all you Dubstep fans and DJs.
We're treated with selection of recent tunes such as "Pitfall" and "minimooool", a remix of Dead Weather's "Cut Like A Buffalo", and also a nice 2-step bootleg of the classic Robin S tune, "Show Me Love" (loving the pitched-down vocals - very haunting). If you're new to Dubstep, and like this, you should check out Skream's show with Benga on Rinse FM, each and every Wednesday from 9pm-11pm GMT.
Speaking of Rinse FM, congratulations to Geeneus and everyone involved at the station for finally obtaining an FM license. This is a great look for underground UK music.
Nike releases a set of fresh Air Maxims and Air Max 1's as part of it's Athletic West collection. Both shoes feature a navy outer and upper, with a contrasting red swoosh, whilst the Air Max 1's feature a beige sole and beige laces.
These are definitely on the "summer sneaker shopping list" (check out my alliteration skills).
If there's any adoring fans out there, please buy me one of these when it's released in October. I'll be forever grateful. I might even send you a signed photo, or some stickers as a "thank you". Safe.
Related: Hot Toys Iron Man 2 War Machine Bust
Tuesday 22 June 2010
This is how it went down at Just Jam the other week. Only a couple of minutes' worth of Tempz' set, but it definitely shows how hype the night was.
If you're ever in the area, pop down to Alibi every Wednesday on Kingsland High Rd, Daltson...Or you can watch it live online
Shouts to Chris at HotOneTen for filming, and to Tim & Barry for getting me down to spin.
BONUS! Here's the flyer for this week's event (009).
Saturday 12 June 2010
Thursday 10 June 2010
Very trippy! One of the highlights off Benga's "Phaze One" EP, "Baltimore Clap" has been tearing up Dubstep raves across the country...
If you're yet to check out the EP, I highly recommend it. Most of the tunes on a double-step flex, mainly driven by 808 claps and rapid basslines... Definitely something refreshing and different...
Oh, it's all about this tune too:
The big homie DJ Semtex recently posted this up on his blog. It's an interview from his "Piece Keepers" DVD with Dizzee Rascal, which was released back in 2003.
Watching back, it's interesting to see how Dizzee has progressed over the past 7 to 8 years...It's crazy to think that it didn't seem that long ago when "Boy In Da Corner" was actually released... Time flies, eh?!
Thought I'd do another one of these Classic Tracks posts...
This time, I've decided to go with this slept-on gem from the early days of Grime music. Kano smacked it on this one...
I'm actually putting together an old school Grime mix for another blog soon, and this may just have to be included in the tracklisting!
Wednesday 9 June 2010
Oh No was asked to remix a selection of Guilty Simpson tracks utilizing the Now-Again catalog. Some of these have already leaked online (you may recognise the Y'all Scared remix from May's podcast), and now those kind folks at Stones Throw have made them all available for download. Don't sleep!
01. American Nightmare
04. Futuristic Feat. ME
05. What to Do
07. The Ghetto (Interlude)
08. The Ghetto
09. Y'all Scared
12. Runners Feat. Black Milk
13. Raw (Interlude)
Via Rock The Dub
Monday 7 June 2010
I know it's a week late, but here's my monthly roundup for May 2010.
Once again, massive thanks to everyone who's been downloading the podcasts. I've decided to switch things up by not having a vocal introduction anymore...Now you can comfortably rock this on your iPod without having to hear my monotone voice, haha!
So...This month's mix has more of a Hip Hop/Electronica selection, although there is a nice slice of Dubstep & Grime towards the end, packed with new tunes from House Shoes, Busta Rhymes, Sean Price, T.I., Rusko, Noisia, Guilty Simpson, Rude Kid and Mark Instinct...plus some exclusive heat from Mz. Bratt, Dream McLean, Macca and I.D.
01. DJ Cable - Podcast Intro...
02. Busta Rhymes Feat. Swizz Beatz - Stop The Party
03. Capone-N-Noreaga Feat. Raekwon - The Reserves
04. Copywrite - Last Laugh
05. House Shoes - Newports
06. Guilty Simpson - Y'all Scared (Oh No Remix)
07. ElekTro4 - Afi's Song
08. Knxwledge - Wait
09. Lorn - Automaton
10. Grafh Feat. Jim Jones - Bout That
11. Skooda Chose Feat. Chip Tha Ripper - Polo Rugby
12. The Game - Slangin' Rocks
13. Raekwon - Alphabet Soup
14. Lorn - What's The Use
15. Nino - Ready To Rock
16. Jordan Rockswell - Winter Warfare
17. Jay Electronica Feat. Diddy - Ghost Of Christopher Wallace
18. T.I. - Welcome Back To The Trap
19. Sean Price - Let Me Tell You
20. Wiz Khalifa - Feat. Curren$y & Big Kritt - Glass House
21. Bun B Feat. Yo Gotti & Gucci Mane - Countin Money
22. Mz. Bratt - Selecta
23. Rusko - Kumon Kumon
24. Benga - Baltimore Clap
25. Distance - No Warning
26. I.D. - Mustang VIP
27. Noisia - Split The Atom (Bar9 Remix)
28. Mark Instinct - 15 Karat
29. Macca - 0'10 (Spaceship Anthem)
30. Kavsrave - Pclart
31. Teddy - House Party
32. Rude Kid - Jack Daniels
33. Teddy - Ren & Stimpy
34. Dream McLean - Stop Me
Got any thoughts/feedback? Feel free to leave a comment.
Sunday 6 June 2010
Dunno about the whole "Come and have a go..." line, but it's pretty catchy. However when it comes to football songs, nothing will ever top "3 Lions".
Anyhow, all proceeds go to charity, so be sure to cop it.
P.S. They should have let John Barnes spit a mean 16....Just saying...
Via DJ Semtex
Saturday 5 June 2010
Thursday 3 June 2010
Some shameless self-promo/dates for your diary.
Tonight, I'll be at POW! in Norwich for their 3rd Birthday party, which features Ms. Dynamite, Rattus Rattus & Klose One, plus a live DVDJ set from my pals from the good ol' days back in Bristol... The Urban Knights.
Then tomorrow, as part of winning the Dogs on Acid x Urban Art Forms competition, I'll be in Austria at the Urban Art Forms Festival in Austria, playing in the D&B tent. Be sure to check out the festival's site for the full lineup. It's sick.
Wednesday 2 June 2010
The one and only Plastician is back with his annual mix (now under a new name), packed full of new and unreleased Dubstep pressure, as well as few Street FIghter sound effects for good measure!
Here's what he has to say:
I decided to rename the mix series as well, a lot of people stumble across the May Mix as its found its way around the internet over the years, and I'm often asked "where is this month's mix" or "where is the october 2008 mix". To avoid confusion and hopefully to help stamp the fact that this is an annual occurence, I've decided to name the mix "Sound That Speaks Volumes" this year is the 2010 edition obviously!!
And, to mark the occasion of the 5th anniversary, I will be pressing copies of the mix for the first time onto CD. As a thank you to everyone who has enjoyed the May mixes over the years, and helped spread the mix online to thousands of ears every year, I will be pressing 10,000 copies of the mix and they will be given away completely free.
Big up everyone for the support over the last 5 years and I hope you enjoy "Sound That Speaks Volumes 2010" as much as you've enjoyed the previous annual mixes."
Full Length MP3 / Split Tracks
01. Youthman & Luce – Brother Don’t Cry
02. Redlight – MDMA
03. D Double E – Woo Riddim
04. Flux Pavillion – Got To Know
05. Boogaloo Crew – Days Go BY
06. Skream – Raw Dogz
07. Joker – Tron (Kromestar Remix)
08. Chew Lips – Salt Air (Plastician Remix)
09. Trolley Snatcha – We Rock The Forest
10. G Tank – Electronic Era
++ Tempa T – Boy Off Da Ting Acapella
11. Rude Kid – Electric
12. Plastician & 12th Planet – West Croydon
13. 12th Planet Feat. Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix)
14. D Double E – Streetfighter
15. Joker & TC – It Aint Got A Name
16. Om Unit – Searching
17. Benga – Transform
18. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – R U Ready (Dubstep Mix)
19. Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions (Joker Remix)
20. Doctor P – Sweet Shop
21. P Money – Left The Room (Skreamix)
22. Teddy & G Tank – Ghanaian Fire
23. Distance – No Warning
24. Paul Harris – I Want You (Bar9 Remix)
25. Flux Pavillion – Normalize
26. Stinkahbell – Stalker
27. Mr Virgo – Cinema
28. Joker – Digidesign (Om Unit’s Pop Lock Remix)
29. Om Unit – The Corridor
Tuesday 1 June 2010
Here's something to tide you over until "When Fish Ride Bicycles" drops... The Cool Kids never fail to disappoint.
01. Fishing Lessons (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
02. Flying Kytes (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
03. Freak City (Produced by Chuck Inglish & Old Young)
04. Neat Feat. Tennille
05. Going Camping (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
06. Volume II (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
07. Birthdays (Produced by Ski Beatz)
08. Great Outdoors (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
09. Strawberry Girl (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
10. Systems (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
11. Good Afternoon (Produced by The Productionix)
12. Parking Lot (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
13. Summer Nights Feat. Tennille (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
14. Los Angeles Leakers Outro (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
15. Gettin’ Flick (Produced by Chuck Inglish)
16. Volume II (Remix) Feat. Like of Pac Div (Produced by Chuck Inglish)