Tuesday 30 November 2010
Monday 29 November 2010
R.I.P. Leslie Nielson, who recently passed away at the age of 84.
I used to watch the Naked Gun series loads when I was a kid, as well as "Airplane". I may have to dig these movies out and watch them this week; they just don't make spoof movies like they used to!
After reading about his acting career on Wikipedia, I had no idea he starred in over 100 films and 1,500(!) television shows...Legendary!
Sunday 28 November 2010
DIrected by Creative Control, who you may remember produced the video for SKi Beatz' "Do It Big" featuring The Cool Kids & Stalley.
Kozzie has definitely turned a few heads this year; from smashing up Tim & Barry's "Just Jam" events, to vocalling "Spartan", as well as this monster of a beat from Lewi White ("Metal Face"), he's emerged as one of names to watch out for in the Grime Scene.
This one's a banger!
Saturday 27 November 2010
Previously available when you purchased the 1982 album, Statik Selektah and Termanology have decided to release their EP for free download...Cop it now!
01 The Lottery
02 All Night Feat. Kali
03 The Darkest Cloud Feat. Chace Infinite
04 Weird Science
05 Put It Down Feat. Ghetto & Ea$y Money
06 Never Gonna (Interlude)
07 Word Up
08 The Dream Feat. Reks
09 82 92 Feat. Mac Miller (Bonus)
Friday 26 November 2010
Out 29th November on Boogaloo City, which is a new digital label run by my boy Blazey.
The 001 includes remixes from Mensah & Superisk, and Asa & Kahn. If you like your instrumental Grime, and your Dubstep, then this is well worth checking out. Support my boy and cop this from the outlets mentioned in the e-flyer.
Royal T - Damn It by BoogalooCity
Royal T - Side Effect by BoogalooCity
Royal T - Damn It (Mensah n Superisk Remix) by BoogalooCity
Royal T - Side Effect (Kahn & Asa Remix) by BoogalooCity
BONUS! Check out P Money's freestyle over "Damn It"
Here's some pics of the Nike Air Force 1 Destroyer Black Pack, which was released today at the Nike Sportswear store on Mercer St in NYC.
Nike has added new elements to the Destroyer jacket by taking the classic Letterman jacket and adding cashmere and leather accents to it. The Air Force 1 is designed by NikeiD Bespoke, using premium leathers and materials too. If only I lived in NYC...
Kim responds to the shots fired on "Roman's Revenge" by going in over Pharoahe Monch's "Simon Says" instrumental. She's still got it...
Nicki may be relevant at the moment, but will she still be here in 5-10 years? I doubt it... Your thoughts?
Via Nah Right
Thursday 25 November 2010
Monday 22 November 2010
Just got this in the mailbox from DJ Hypnotikk
Taken from the the Labwerx 12-hour takeover of WUOG 90.5 last Saturday, this mix contains a bunch of nice, rowdy jump up Dubstep for your ears... Turn this up loud and wake the neighbours.
Saturday 20 November 2010
I'm pissed that I didn't get the chance to go to this concert. I had a feeling it was going to be hype, but daaaaaaamn, it proper went off! Undeniably the biggest Hip Hop club banger this year.
Via Hip Hop Chronicle
Just stumbled upon this over at Soul Culture.
In a nutshell, J. Cole spoke to journalist Marvin Sparks for Flavour Mag the other night, where he revealed that he’d be interested in collaborating with one of the Grime scene's best emcees, P-Money.
While he knew little about P Money, he praised his talent, quoting his bars and explaining that he’d seen him on youtube and he’d be keen to work with him. J. Cole is heading to London in January to tour with Drake, so who knows... we might see come kind of stateside collaboration in early 2011! This is massive look for P, who's already had a very successful year within both the Grime and Dubstep scenes.
Listen to the excerpt from the interview below:
The material J. Cole had heard was P-Money’s F64, filmed by SB.TV
Been meaning to post this for a couple of weeks.... Here's the official video for one of the biggest Grime/Dubstep tunes of the year.
Check out the cameo towards the end from yours truly!
BONUS! Behind the scenes footage:
Friday 19 November 2010
Shouts to CJ Beatz, who recently invited me on to his R&B mixshow on BBC 1Xtra for guest mix and a quick chat.
Having had only a few minutes to plan my mix due to spending all day at Maida Vale, I decided to go in with a mish mash of 90's R&B/New Jack Swing, some uptempo club tracks, southern Hip Hop, Dubstep & Grime, throwing in a cheeky live mashup for good measure :)
01. TLC - Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg (U.S. 7" Edit)
02. Keith Sweat - I Want Her
03. Boyz II Men - Sympin’ (Remix)
04. Bobby Brown - My Prerogative
05. Boyz II Men - Motown Philly
06. R. Kelly - You Got That Vibe
07. Iconz - Get Crunked Up
08. Common Feat. Pharrell - Universal Mind Control
09. Clipse Feat. Keri Hilson - All Eyes On Me
10. LMFAO Feat. Lil Jon - Shots
11. DJ Class Feat Lil Jon - I’m The Ish (Remix)
12. Roscoe Dash Feat. Soulja Boy - All The Way Turnt Up
13. SX - Woooo Riddim
14. Rude Kid - Electric
15. True Tiger Feat. P Money - Slang Like This
16. Gucci Mane - Lemonade (Instrumental)
17. Ludacris - How Low (Acapella)
18. Redlight - MDMA
19. DJ Cable Vs. JME, Tempa T & Noah D - CD Is Seeeriousssly Dead
20. Ginuwine - Pony
21. Loefah - Disco Rekah
As usual, please feel free to leave any feedback. Hope you enjoy the mix!
Wednesday 17 November 2010
This got the world premier on Tim Westwood's show on BBC 1Xtra earlier today. Produced by Teddy, and featuring some of the scene's finest such as JME, P Money, Ghetts and Kano, this is guaranteed to smash up the raves.
Monday 15 November 2010
A new mix from Mick Boogie? In conjunction with the release of the new NBA Jam? You know this is going to be fire! Here's the official blurb:
NYC-based Mick Boogie, known for his eclectic DJ sets and amazing mixtapes, is also an avid basketball fan and a video game junkie. With the recent return of the classic 90’s arcade game NBA JAM (now refreshed and remixed for 2010), Mick was inspired to put together a mixtape of classic and rare 90’s remixes that serve as the soundtrack to where we were back in the day. Being that NBA JAM dropped in 1993… Mick’s decision to call the mix “93 Til’ Infinity” was the only appropriate choice!
In addition to the mixtape, Mick collaborated with vintage t-shirt designers Homage to create a limited edition NBA JAM/93 Til Infinity inspired tee to celebrate the release of this mix and the videogame. You can find the shirt here.
BONUS! Remember the theme music? Certainly brings back memories...
Here's a couple of pics of an upcoming Nike SB Dunk Hi that have recently leaked online. I find a lot of SB's hit and miss, but recently they've been on point with the colourways and materials. Featuring an all black leather upper, a leather tongue and a black suede swoosh, this SB Dunk features "all black everything". No Jay-Z.
Release date is unknown, but I'm pretty sure we can expect these to drop by Spring 2011.
R.I.P. one of the greatest DJs of all time.
Featuring DJ's Rob Swift, DJ Precision, Sean C, Boogie Blind, D-Styles, Mr. Choc, J-Rocc, Rhettmatic and more...
Diddy teams up with Fabo & Red Cafe for this banger. You can expect to hear this on my new mix. Yes, it is coming this week, don't worry!
Following from last week's announcement that Jay Electronica had signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint, here's the full version of "Shiny Suit Theory", featuring The-Dream.
Via Nah Right
Friday 12 November 2010
Following her recent feature on Devlin's "Runaway", here's a preview of Yasmin's debut single "On My Own", produced by Shy FX. Trust me when I say this is one name that you will definitely be hearing a lot from in 2011.
I was also honoured to be a part of her recent Maida Vale live session this week, which should be airing on BBC 1Xtra sometime soon. I've DJ'ed for various artists in the past for club sets and PAs, and jammed with various musicians, but to actually be part of a band and record something at the legendary Maida Vale studios was an incredible experience; it's definitely been one of the highlights of my DJ career so far.
I managed to grab a few pics of the session too (click to enlarge):
I also gotta give a massive shout out to Octave, Gareth Brown & Tokio - These dues are mad talented.
"On My Own" will be available 24th January, via Ministry of Sound/Levels Recordings.
Thursday 11 November 2010
On 6th November, Abstract Retro visited the opening of the official Trapstar flagship store. Based on Portobello Road, the store boasts an impressive layout and decor, as well as their current clothing collection. You can check out some of the store pics here
21 Portobello Green Arcade
281 Portobello Road
Via DJ Semtex
Brand new heat from the talented artist who recently featured Professor Green's track, "Jungle".
Alongside Dream McLean's "Purple Promo Vol. 3", and Sway's "The Delivery 2", this is easily one of the best UK mixtapes I've heard all year. Keep an eye out for this guy in 2011.
Download his previous work HERE
Previously: Professor Green Feat. Maverick Sabre "Jungle" (Music VIdeo)
Monday 8 November 2010
One of my favourite tracks off Alive Till I'm Dead, which also featured on August's Podcast
Purchase the track from iTunes here
BAPE & Stussy will teaming up for another collaboration, this time for a 2010 Holiday collection.
The first drop features a special hybrid camouflage over jackets, footwear and accessories, whilst the second drop includes some more simpler pieces, as well as a reversible MA-1 jacket. The first release is set for November 27th, followed by a December 11th release.
Saturday 6 November 2010
I've been following these G.O.O.D. Music leaks for a while now. Whilst most of them have been dope, there have been the odd few that have taken me a few listens to properly get into ("Runaway" for example). This one comes under the "dope" category...
Utilising the a sample from "Blues Dance Raid" by Steel Pulse (which Cam'ron had previously used for "Bubble Music"), everyone involved (especially Pusha & J. Cole) kicks a solid verse on this posse cut.
Friday 5 November 2010
BAPE usually have some weird and wonderful items throughout their collections, but this is insane!
If you're one of those people who likes to spoil their pet, you'll be please to know that an array of doggie-based BAPE accessories will be available to purchase as of 11th November. From hoodies to bow-ties, collars, bandanas and beyond, the majority of this crazy line up is also decorated in the label’s signature green camo print.
After a good few years of waiting, the king of all things THUGSTEP DJ Nappy has finally put up his entire collection of blends from '06 to '07 for free download. A must have for any THUGSTEP fan, or for anyone who's yet to discover this sound that we're pioneering...
Grab them all here
Thursday 4 November 2010
Tinchy Stryder Feat. Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example & Chipmunk "Game Over" (Music Video)
2010 has been the year of the posse cut, no doubt!
Taken from Tinchy's forthcoming album, "Third Strike", this track sees an allstar UK lineup. Granted, I would have loved to have seen someone like JME, Skepta, P Money, or even DIzzee jump on this, but everyone involved laid down a solid verse... especially Giggs, Devlin, and Tinie.
Let's hope a few freestyles start making their way on to the internet...
It's time for some quality Hip Hop on the blog...
Here's the first installment of Mikkey Halsted‘s “Super Tuesdays” music series, produced by No I.D.
I'm playing at these raves tomorrow night. Both have an awesome lineup, so if you're in either London or Southend, try and make it down to one of these...Or even both, if you possess an automobile.
Indoor fireworks FTW.
Wednesday 3 November 2010
Tuesday 2 November 2010
Monday 1 November 2010
Here's a little mix to keep you occupied before my Hip Hop mix drops within the next week or two...
The Setting: 4:30am-5:10am, Rhythm Factory, London, Oct. 22, 2010
The Party: Needlework Presents...
The Players: DJ Shiftee, DJ Cable
The Inspiration: lots of alcohol
The Result: Sloppy Mayhem
Some good bits, some sloppy bits... Don't take this too seriously, as we were literally messing about for the last 40 mins of the night. Enjoy!
P.S. Visit DJ Shiftee here and say hello to him.