Dienstag, 16. Dezember 2014

Heavy Jewelz: HJR006 ft. Ill Behavior

Before the year ends all our favorite indie labels drop new releases. Heavy Jewels moves over to New Jersey in order to release "Days Of Sin" by Ill Behavior.

The group Ill Behavior, which equals Izniz on the boards and two early Wu-Tang influenced MCs recorded these six unreleased demo tracks in 1994 - twenty years gone and now its time to kill the speakers. 

The record coms with embossed cover, artwork by Spek and fully printed inner sleeves. It is limited to 275 copies - 75 copies are on black / white splatter vinyl and 100 copies each on white or black vinyl are available.

A1: If There's Beef
A2: Days Of Sin
A3: Assed Out
B1: Savage Nigga
B2: Put Ya Guards Up
B3: Pushed Up

Order: www.heavyjewelz.bigcartel.com


Make sure you combine shipping with your order of the latest Gentleman's Releaf Records. My special thanks goes to Heavy Jewelz, Izniz and Ill Behavior. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014

Chopped Herring: CHGH3TT02 ft. GhettoLandz

Chopped Herring drops one more release of GhettoLandz ... one more release with collaboration of producer Izniz. 

Ghetto Conspiracy Vol. 2 includes three previous unreleased tracks plus three tracks from the mid-ninety grails. More random indie pressure for the heads produced by Izniz originally recorded between 1995-1997.
The EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on green, silver mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on clear, purple, orange mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 copies are on traditional black wax.

A1: As the World
A2: Can He Come Out
A3: Getcha Open Remix
B1: Ginuwine Thoughtz
B2: Make it Happen
B3: The Toucha



My special thanks goes to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Izniz and the whole GhettoLandz crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

Gentleman's Relief: ft. Omniscence

And another release from Gentleman's Relief Records and another release from North Carolina. It's the new EP from Omniscence called "The God Hour" that features 10 tracks including 4 remixes.

"The God Hour" comes in a full colour picture sleeve and is limited to 300 copies - 200 clear, gold, black mixed color vinyl, 100 red blue splatter wax.

Order: www.grrvinyl.bigcartel.com

Watch out for cassette tape versions and CDs. Further new items on stock and if you like please combine shipping with upcoming Heavy Jewelz release. It's coming soon.


My special thanks goes to Deb. P and Gentleman's Relief Records and Omniscence. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Gentleman's Relief: ft. K-Hill & Debonair P

Gentleman's Relief Records is back with two new releases in different formats. First of all we have a fresh EP from North Carolina MC K-Hill named "Truck Jewels & Filters EP"

The entire EP is produced by Debonair P and featuresing 9 tracks including remixes. The record comes in a full colour picture sleeve and is limited to 300 copies - 150 clear/black copies and
150 in random color.



My special thanks goes to Deb. P, K-Hill and GRR. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-030 ft. Flip

Austrian rap producer Flip teams up with some of his favorite US MCees. Flip comes from Linz, and got addicted to hip-hop in the early 80's when he first heard joints by The Fat Boys and Melle Mel on Austrian radio.

In 1993 he founded the group Texta and startet producing tracks with lots of international lyricist who came over to Austria over the past two decades. Out of many tracks Flip recorded, he picked the best collaborations for his "Reflections" album.

Early 2015 the album comes via Ill Adrenaline Records. If you like boom bap make sure to take a listen and place your order for a black vinyl copy or one of the limited transparent green ones. 

Order EU: www.hhv.de

A1: Reflections Intro
A2: Dreaming ft. AG
A3: Without Warning ft. Elzhi, Phat Kat
A4: Hip Hop At War ft. Cymarshall Law, Skit Slams
A5: PUSH ft. Edo G.
A6: Do Sumthin' ft. Buff1, Now On, 14KT
A7: Sweet Music Interlude
B1: Top Chillin' ft. Kev Brown, LMNO
B2: Newagemotivationalmusic ft. King Solomon
B3: 3xDope ft. Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Big Tone
B4: Streets Interlude
B5: Danke ft. Pseudo Slang
B6: Mysteries ft. Tragic Allies, Killah Priest
B7: Reflections Outro


My special thanks goes to Ill Adrenaline, Flip and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Soundweight: SWR004 ft. Jorun Bombay

After the collaboration with Kista and Danny Spice Soundweight Records presents it's new project featuring canadian producer Jorun Bombay. 

The 7" is limited to only 300 copies, contains two tracks and features vocals from Ghettosocks and Timbuktu (both Canada). 

A: Funky Drummer (Edit)
B: Rock The Discotek (Teenburger Version) ft. Ghettosocks & Timbuktu

Snippets: coming soon

My special thanks goes to Jorun Bombay, Ghettosocks, Timbuktu, Kista and Soundweight Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014

AE: AE016 ft. Fabreeze Brothers

AE Productions releases two more tracks from the forthcoming Fabreeze Brothers LP which is scheduled for early 2015. Yes, more from Phill Most Chill and Paul Nice !!!

The 7" is limited to only 100 copies for sale and arrives you in a colour heavyweight card sleeve. Each copy will be date stamped on day of order.

A: Audobahn
B: The Sure Shot!

Audobahn is an edited version of the track - the intro for the 7" got removed in order to make it "DJ friendly".


My special thanks goes to AE and Mr. Fantastic, Paul Nice and Phill Most Chill. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Structures Built: SBR-7-001 ft. Piece Of Mind

It's live: Stitch By Stitch is very pleased to present you a brand new 7" vinyl release by Piece Of Mind. Emcee G Roc Gayle and DJ Gedsi released their self-titled album in July 2012 via itunes and announced that a vinyl release is one of their next projects - and here it is:

A: Rap Phenomenon
B: P.O.M (Anthem)

"Based out of Toronto, Piece of Mind will continue to provide true hip hop music for those that feel that something is missing."

Order: www.structuresbuiltrecords.bigcartel.com


My special thanks goes out to Gayle, Gedsi and Structures Built Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Dezember 2014

Dope Folks: DF-0066 ft. Snafu

... and from NYC we move over to North Carolina in order to check release #66 - Dope Folks Records last release for the year 2014.

"Blunt Smokers" contains nine tracks from the years 1995 to 1998 including four tracks from the eponymous 12" (Joe Doe, 1995) and five previously unreleased tracks. 

As usual limited to 300 copies, 100 of them are available on color vinyl.

A: Blunt Smokers
A: Light It Up
A: Blunt Smokers Remix
A: Light It Up B-Boy Remix
B: That Rap Shit 
B: One Day
B: Where Your Heart At
B: North Cac-A Lac-A (Skit)

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Snafu! and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dope Folks: DF-0065 ft. Deep In Da Circle

Dope Folks Record finishes the year 2014 with another one-two punch. The first release (#65) features four previously unreleased tracks from NYC's "Deep In Da Circle".

The duo who released the sought after single "I b/w Stardom" in 1996 and another rare three track 12" in 1999 have indeed more material in the archives to be released. Amazing!

Tamir The Mastermind & Dal J'Ones aka Deep In Da Circle bring up material from the mid 90s.

As usual limited to 300 copies, 100 of them come on color vinyl.

A: Deep Waters '96
A: Provolone
B: Paraphernalia
B: Star Of Da Show

Produced by Funky Penguins Of The Left and Deep In Da Circle

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com

   

My special thanks goes to Deep In Da Circle and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Show & Prove: S&PR002 ft. Sublime Wizardry

For me this is some sort of a local release. Brighton & Hamburg based crew Sublime Wizardry present a new two track 7"release on red coloured vinyl.

Sublime Wizardry consists of producer Merlin from Hamburg and The Remarkable 1 & One Native Son from Brighton.

The crew records Hip Hop music since 2007 and released already 4 albums on CDr. In 2013 they gave their vinyl debut with the "Best Of The Bunch E.P".

A: Keep Livin’ ft. Exile
B: Construct Or Destroy Remix



My special thanks goes to Sublime Wizardry. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHCHILLX01 ft. ChillxWill

Before the year 2014 ends Chopped Herring Records identified another fish swarm. I assume all the traditional fish men are prepared for a final battle with the sea!

ChillxWill was born in Tacoma, Washinton in the early 90s. With the age of 11 he started with rhyming and did the first recording session two years later. I assume most of the recording sessions happened in the fast 2-3 years and finally he drops his LP "Almighty" on Chopped Herring Records. 


A1: Tape Deck
A2: Warning
A3: Home Grown
A4: Cents Dae Wun
A5: Nickel Plated
A6: Pickin' Pockets ft. P Blackk

B1: F.A.N.z ft. The 6th Letter
B2: 1-800-Fuck-Outtahere
B3: 911 ft. BriskInTheHouse
B4: Dead Fish
B5: Ice Water Metallic
B6: The End

Produced by Mister Izm, Figub Brazlevic, Wirez, Jerome Cobain.

The Almighty LP is limited to 350. The first 75 copies come on white, gold, purple vinyl - the next 75 copies are on clear, blue vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.




My special thanks goes to ChillxWill, his producer crew, the guest MCs and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014

World Expo: WE-003 ft. Jack Jones

The first in the single series for the chronicles of "Jack Jones" is about to be released via World Expo Records. Super dope release by Audessey of the great Soundsci crew.

The 7" release is limited to 500 copies and comes on clear vinyl with picture sleeve.

A: Jack Jones
B: Motivate & Move

Bonus: Brass Knuckles

Produced by Simon S and Tris 'Ol English Browne
Artwork by Mr. Krum

Order: www.mrjackjones.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Audessey and the World Expo team. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 9. Dezember 2014

Ryks: RM-004 ft. Giallo Point & SmooVth

Ryks Muzik returns with a brand new release in collaboration with Crates Divizion and producer Giallo Point from the UK.

Portrait Of A Pimp features vocals by SmooVth (Tha Connection) and guest appearance of partner Hus Kingpin as well as Asia J and Sean Rosati. 

The album features in total 17 tracks and is limited to 200 numbered copies. It comes with gatefold cover, poster and stickers.


A: Intro
A: Open Case
A: Midnight
A: Slick (True Game)
A: Hitman
B: Strength
B: Manuscripts ft. Asia J
B: Snitchin
B: Last Breath
C: Soldiers Ballad
C: Shooter ft. Sean Rosati & Hus Kingpin
C: The Heist
C: Diamonds
D: Revenge
D: Free
D: Final Shot ft. Rozewood & El Ay
D: Pimp Talk ft. Hus Kingpin

All tracks produced by Giallo Point (Crates Divizion).



Order: www.ryksmuzik.bigcartel.com (pre-order for Jan. 2015)

My special thanks goes to Ryks Muzik, Giallo Point and SmooVth. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

Structures Built: Interview With Piece Of Mind

In May 2013 Structures Build introduced themselves to the audience with the link to an upcoming release by the Piece Of Mind. Stitch By Stitch follows their movement for a while now and proudly presents an interview with G Roc Gayle and Gedsi - in time with the release of the first 7".

SBS: What's good guys? After a few mail chats over the last few months we finally get round to this interview. And it's about that time because in a week or sowe'll be hearing from "Piece Of Mind" and the release of the long awaited “Rap Phenomenon” 7”. First and foremost please introduce yourselves and tell us where you guys are coming from. 

G Roc: Word up, the time has finally come .... I’ve been excited about having this sit down chat with you Mytee. Sorry that it has taken this long, you know how business and life goes. Emcee “G Roc Gayle” is the name formely of Golden Disciples hailing from Toronto Canada.

Gedsi: My name is Gerrard Suyao. Also known as Gedsi in music circles. I’m from Toronto.

SBS: Who are the "Piece Of Mind" and please tell the headz how it all began?!

G Roc: Piece Of Mind we’re an emcee, deejay and producer duo. We create golden era sample based Hip Hop. Basically it all began with me meeting Gedsi through a mutual friend who was studying at the engineering school Gedsi currently teaches at. During a recording session Gedsi enters the sound booth then we ended up chatting about beats and rhymes. Gedsi then expressed to me how much he enjoyed my emceein. Gedsi can take it from here on.

Gedsi: Thinking back on that day, I remember getting to the studio and seeing a lot of movement in the iso-booth. I looked through the small window and I see a dude just rhyming into the mic with such intensity and passion. I had to hear the playback. I go into the control room and I immediately liked what I heard. When he was done I introduced myself and the next thing you know we start name dropping all of the same groups: Lightheaded, Starving Artists Crew, People Under the Stairs, Pete Rock and C.L., Pharcyde, etc. We quickly realized we like the same type of hip hop and that we should work together and so I passed him a few beats shortly after. One of them was “Rap Phenomenon” which ended up being the first track we recorded together. From there we just kept the ball rolling and continued to collaborate.

SBS: The album contains 12 tracks. Will you release the full album on vinyl as well? 
Gedsi: I hope so! If there’s a demand for it, we’ll make that happen. 


SBS: In August 2012 you released the self-tilted album "Piece Of Mind" via iTunes. Please talk about the genesis of this album.

G Roc: Well the converstations we’ve had in the beginning helped spark understand about one another and our interest related to the group, Hip Hop and individual interest outside of the Kulture. I learned a lot about Gedsi not only is he a dope beatmaker, deejay and studio engineer, he’s also a talented basketball player who enjoys watching the game of basketball just like myself, this strengthened our relationship on so many levels. Before we stepped foot into the studio to begin the recording of the “Self-Titled” album we had to make sure we were both on the same page creatively which was a natural progression into recording the album. It wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t been a liked minded.

Gedsi: For me, I was excited to work with someone who just understood where I was coming from. That was a good feeling for sure. To be honest, this album came about very naturally. I had beats, G Roc had some rhymes and we just put our head down and got working in the studio. I knew we had good chemistry and as long as we kept working hard we could create something people would enjoy.

SBS: The album contains 12 tracks. Will you release the full album on vinyl as well?

Gedsi: I hope so! If there’s a demand for it, we’ll make that happen.

G Roc: Structures Built Records we’re thinking about releasing a brand new version. I’m also going to re-construct the album with an entirely different concept to give it a brand new feel and sound. I’m pretty excited about part 2 which will be released on vinyl in the near future. The original version will also recieve the same vinyl treatment.

SBS: On "Rhyme Training" you feature Canadian MCee "Abdominal". Please tell me more! 

G Roc: We’re all from the same city Toronto Canada. I’ve known Abdominal for some time now first meeting him in 1994 through a weekly Hip Hop event called “Planet Mars” were we both shared the stage with some well known Toronto emcees such as: Saukrates, Kardinal, Frankenstein, Choclair and Mathematik etc. I’ve always been a fan of Abdominals music, I respect his drive and passion for emceein. We’ve spoken about making the feature happen a few times and it finally came to fruition in 2008 while recording an album with my former group Golden Disciples. Rhyme Training was origianlly produced by Insight of Y-Society and was planned on being featured on the Golden Disciples album produced entirely by Insight. Unfortunatly because of in group conflicks the album didn’t get completed and during that same year we split up. In 2011 that’s when the magic happened. Gedsi can take it from here.

Gedsi: I think we were watching the NBA playoffs at the time and G Roc started playing me the original “Rhyme Training” track he did with Insight. I was definitely feeling it but he urged me to flip it to a new beat. So I hopped on my MPC and literally 20 minutes later I had a loop going which fit perfectly with the verses. That version of the song was actually released as the remix (I know it’s floating around on the internet somewhere). The album version of the song, I created months later with a sample which should be familiar to all of the beatmakers out there. I really went to work on that one and I’m curious to see if anyone can identify the sample.


SBS: Most of the blog followers still buy a lot of vinyl. How much vinyl do you have and what status does it have in your life? 

G Roc: It’s great to see vinyl making a fierce comeback, who would have thought?. Currently i own 3000 vinyl, maybe even more, i’ve got to get back counting. Vinyl is a format i grew up with as a youth, most of my friends had pet dogs, cats and fish, i had a turntable and records lol. I can’t forget to mention the cover art-work and sound quality makes it all the better. Vinyl isimportant to me as much as waking up every morning to take a shower, it would stink if i didn’t purchase vinyl on a daily basis lol, it’s my yoga. I have to thank the blog followers and collectors, they play an instrumetal part right next to the labels that are keeping the movement a live and well.

Gedsi: I’m not even sure. Probably around the same as G Roc. I recently alphabetized my collection and in the process, got rid of the ones I knew I would never sample or listen to. 

SBS: From my point of view the album is how hip-hop should be. Sample based beats and scratching in the chorus lines. Who influenced “Piece Of Mind” and what hip-hop artists do you guys both listen to? 

G Roc: I agree, musically gospel, my parents, community, nature, the Rev. C Mac Donald (RIP), my Aunt Gloria (RIP), Uncle John (RIP) and my cousin Major Banks are my influences. Growing up in a gospel home with gospel music on vinyl and attending family gatherings introduced me to reggae, soul, jazz, classic Hip Hop and funk. Watching my uncle and cousin spin vinyl had me amazed and wanting more which lead me to the elders in my community who put me onto Hip Hop Kulture beyond music a lone. I still listen to Tribe, Special Ed, Boogie Down Productions, Epmd, Schoolly D, Spoonie G, The B.U.M.S and Gangstarr. Current artist Soundsci, Insight, Phill Most Chill, Y-Society, K-Def, Audessey, Oxygen, The Good People, Dj Format and more. Funk and Soul, Disco, Afrobeat, Jazz artist from the past the present. I will stop here, my list could take up the rest of our interview. Lets just say All Good Music.

Gedsi: My brother got me started at a real young age. I listened to whatever he was listening to and when he got his first pair of belt-drive turntables, I was hooked! As I mentioned before, we basically listen to the same hip hop music but as a producer I listen to EVERYTHING. Every genre of music has something unique about it and there’s definitely something you can learn from listening to a wide variety. Any record digger could agree with that. Back when I first started making beats, I idolized the likes of Pete Rock, Thes One, Jay Dee, Q-Tip, Primo, etc. While that hasn’t changed to this day, I’ve noticed that I’ve become more sensitive to the production techniques and works of: Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Bob Power, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Berry Gordy, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. There’s just so much good music out there, and I want to hear and learn from all of it.

SBS: G Roc you’re an Emcee but also the CEO and Founder of "Structures Build Records". Beside "Piece Of Mind" can we expect more artists releases on your label? 

G Roc: For sure, there’s a whole lot of goodies in the works. I plan on releasing a remixed version that i call Piece Of Mine V2 of the Piece Of Mind “Self-Titled” album stated earlier on in this interview with re-recorded vocals, revamped choruses, new producer and cuts. So far we have two 7” vinyl releases planned for 2015. One from Audessey of Soundci and the second i’m currently working out the details. At the moment i’m gathering past material from my former group Golden Disciples, also recording an 8 track EP with my new group to be released out-side of Structures Built Records in 2015. Structures Built Records we plan to be around for a long time releasing quality Hip Hop music on vinyl and on a side note i’m always searching fornew untapped Hip Hop so stay tuned. We got the classics coming!!

SBS: Have you guys ever been in Europe? While the hip-hop culture downsized somehow over the last years the culture is still alive and the vinyl sales increase again. What is your perception on hip-hop nowadays and what do you expect of the future? 

G Roc: Never been, but soon. My perception is everything is irie if we’re talking about Hip Hop with substances and Hip Hop reminiscent of the golden era. For those who’re unaware they’ll need to get with the program. Don’t be ignorant like the rest believing the saying “Hip Hop Has Flooded” or “Hip Hop Is Dead”, it will take some effort on the individuals part to seek it out. Vinyl will be everylasting, that’s just my opinion.

Gedsi: I once had a 2 hour delay over in Amsterdam on my way to the Philippines... but I’m sure that doesn’t count.

SBS: I am really looking forward to encouraging releases in 2015 and beyond. Any other clues for the audience? 

G Roc: The pre-orders for the long awaited “Rap Phenomenon” gate-fold 7” will be live at our bigcartel page around the 13th/14th of December. That’s it for now.

Gedsi: Always working on giving people more music. 

G Roc: Shortly, stay tuned to Structures Built because The Structures Built Behind Bricks Of Steel! HIP HOP MUSIC!!

Gedsi: Always working on giving people more music.

SBS: Thank you very much and all the best. Talks soon! 
mytee Thor for Stitch By Stitch blogspot

G Roc: Thanks and all the best Mytee, i’m a huge fan of Stitch By Stitch Blog, keep up the good-works and the rest of the independent Hip Hop labels and artist releasing vinyl.

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