Sunday 29 April 2012
Thursday 26 April 2012
New 808 vibes from Pasteman & Tanka's 12" EP, which is forthcoming on 877records.
Tanka is also playing at Tim & Barry's Just Jam next week. Make sure you lock in from 6-9pm!
Apologies for the lack of posting recently. I'm currently in Europe touring with Willy Moon. That aside, I thought I'd give the blog a quick update and post up some new music for you all.
Mishka always come correct with their Keep Watch series, and this one comes courtesy of Grime super producer Royal-T. Featuring a whole heap of exclusive refixes, forthcoming music, and some sick riddims from the likes of Preditah, Swindle, Terror Danjah, Champion, as well as my boys Shiftee & Badman Shark, this mix is straight hype from start to finish. Don't sleep!
01. Danny Weed – Creeper (Royal-T Remix) (Cable Special)
02. DJ Narrows – Conscience of a Ghost
03. TRC – Oo Aa Ee (Royal-T Remix)
04. Champion – Lighter VIP 05. Swindle – Pineapple VIP
06. Royal-T & P Money – Don’t Jump Inside The Ride (Royal-T Blend)
07. Swindle – Airmiles 2
08. Royal-T – Untitled
09. DOK – Sidedok
10. Champion – Speed
11. Woz – Junky
12. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U (Royal-T Refix)
13. Musical Mobb – Bad Bongo Behaviour (Royal-T Redux)
14. Terror Danjah – DJ Sticky Tribute
15. Shiftee & Badman Shark – EKG Riddim
16. DOK – Old School Vibes
17. X5 Dubs – Baby (Royal-T Dubplate)
18. Redlight – Get Out My Head Vs Spooky – Rusty Bell (Royal-T Blend)
19. Royal-T & Terror Danjah – Music Box
20. Champion – Crystal Meth
21. Preditah – Red Bull
22. Skepta – Tingles
Wednesday 18 April 2012
The lead single from Rox's forthcoming mixtape, which drops end of May and features L Marshall, Benny Banks, Mic Righteous, Natty, and more.
Produced by Mikey J.
P.S. Make sure you follow her on Twitter
Monday 16 April 2012
...so Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg brought Tupac out on stage at Coachella last night... in hologram form.
Expect all your favourite stars of the past to perform shows from beyond the grave in the near future.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Tuesday 10 April 2012
I heard this ridiculously sick VIP on his BBC Essential Mix last Friday night.
Also, massive respect to Rustie for dropping one of Shiftee's remixes too!
Download the full mix HERE
Rustie - Gilded Jewel Case
Dreams - Bloodsport
The Blessings - Whoopi
Hudson Mohawke - Gooo
Rick Ross - MMG The World Is Ours
Rustie - All Nite (Demo Version)
Clams Casino - I'm God
Juicy J - Geeked Up Of Them Bars
Obey City - Work Move
Love Shy - That First Kiss
Xcuse - All Right (Shiftee Remix)
ASAP Twelvy - Our World
Rustie - Eyezz
S-Type - Billboard
Surkin - Gold Island (Bok Bok & L-Vis 1990 Remix)
Kavsrave - No More (Slow Jams)
Lunice - Can't Wait To
Nightwave - Night Bird
Rustie - City Star (VIP)
Baauer - Harlam Shake
Hudson Mohawke - Push
My Dry Wet Mess - When We Were Wrong
Rustie - Reflector
Lone - Dream Ache
Rustie - Love Frequency
Surkin - White Knight (Jackson & His Computer Band Remix)
Fox Gut Daata - Throb Black Map
Rustie - Crakk Squirrel
Rustie - Prizm
Mirror Maru - Swag5
Destiny's Child - Get On The Bus
Rustie - Shifft
Lucky Bears - Shake Your Nipples
Krystal Klear - Pistol Chauffeur
Obey City - Fallin
Cid Rim - JazzJazzJazz (Dorian Concept Remix)
Big Sean Feat. Kanye West - Marvin Gaye & Chardonay
Manix - Feel Reel Good
Heezy Baby - Logobi Heezy International
Cassie - King Of Hearts (Kanye West Remix)
Rustie - Hover Traps
Wiz Khalifa - Guilty Conscience
Rustie - Mint Lotus
Rustie - Gold Likk
Danny Brown - Witit
Rustie - Frazzle
Rustie - Ooompa
Rustie - Cat Nip
Rustie - Sawdust
Drake - Lord Knows
TNGHT - R U Ready
Baauer - Dumdum
Nicki Minaj - I Am Your Leader
EPROM - Regis Chillbin (Machinedrum Remix)
Dorian Concept - Toothbrush
Rustie - Teen Souls Burning
Rustie - 444Sure
The Friends Of Distinction - Impressions (Dialogue)
Sunday 8 April 2012
"In jeffstaple’s 14th part of the “1-2-1 w/jeffstaple” interview series, the founder and creative director of Staple Design and Reed Space finds Paul Mayhinney in an honest and casual chat about his deep love of music and endless racks of records. Paul Mayhinney is the founder and keeper of Record-Rama, the world’s largest record collection. Having begun his collection in the early 1950s, Mayhinney then started a business after amassing numerous thousands of records, and also commenced cataloging every passing record in a historically invaluable archive. This business thrived up until the turn of the millennium, when record prices lost almost all competitive leverage to CDs and MP3s. Record-Rama shut its doors in 2008 during the global credit crunch for lack of consumer or archival interest. While Mayhinney rues how technological advancements have combined to erode the value of his passion’s work, he diligently continues to seek fund-raising options and a worthy buyer here."
BONUS! Here's an interesting story about Paul helping launch David Bowie's career.
Friday 6 April 2012
Here are the latest visuals from Benga, from his forthcoming tune “I Will Never Change.” The stop motion-esque video makes use of 960 pieces of vinyl to create a straightforward and creative way to let the music speak for itself and create a mirrored image of the digital waveform.
“I Will Never Change” also serves as an official teaser for Benga’s forthcoming album Chapter 2, which is due out on Columbia later this year.
Directed by Us, the same guys behind Wiley's "Numbers In Action" music video.
I posted the teaser video a couple of days ago, now here's the full mixtape for your listening pleasure!
The end result? A 75 minute mix of turntable skills and top selections, spanning all genres and styles.
Thursday 5 April 2012
Wednesday 4 April 2012
Apologies for the lack of posts recently - it's been a mad couple of weeks with gigs, rehearsals, and mixtape work for a few clients.
Anyhow, if you're familiar with the blog, and regularly read my ramblings on Twitter then you'll be aware that I'm in a DJ crew/unit called The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
For those not in the know, it's a crew made up of arguably the best DJs in the UK scene - Dixon Brothers, Bruce Wayne, CJ Beatz, Mr Vee, Risco, Cavalry, G2, Mikael Diaz, Stylus, Complexion and DJ Cable (myself, obviously).
This Friday (Good Friday no less) will mark the release of our first Mixtape – each DJ was given 5-6 minutes to do their thing, and the end result is pretty powerful I must say!
Make sure you check back on 6th April, and peep the rather nice video that Adrian Dixon put together in the meantime.