Dienstag, 20. Juni 2017

Musicinyaear: 1010 ft. Powerule


"In the late 80's and early 90's Powerule stood century as the vanguard of an eventual Latin explosion in Hip Hop." In 1991 Powerule released their debut album Volume 1” on Interscope Records that featured Leaders of The New School, Large Professor & Kurious Jorge.

In the mid 90s they released a list of classic singles such as "Dawn to Dusk”, "Bright Lights Big City", "Rock Your Knot Quick" , "Heatin Up" & “Well Connected” with production from Mark Ronson, Erick Sermon & VIC (Beatnuts).

Twenty years later they return with support by Large Professor and D.I.T.C.'s Lord Finesse. These 2 tracks are from their full length album “Anomaly Reloaded” available on a limited edition eco-friendly CD pack - unfortunately no vinyl yet. 

This limited 7" vinyl release got pressed in the edition of 350 pieces housed in full color picture sleeve.

A: Glorify N Praise
B: Get Right ft. Sonny Banks

Produced by Large Professor, Lord Finesse



My special thanks goes to Powerule, Large Pro, Finesse, Musicinyear & Red Line Music. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 16. Juni 2017

B-Line: BLN-023 ft. Various


Every now and then B-Line Recordings drums up friends and collaboration partners to record and release an EP that truly represents the sound of this great UK based label.

The 4th edition of this EP series delivers 10 tracks on black wax housed in the traditional stickered sleeve - after orange, purple and yellow-green - #4 is designed with a blue label.

Check out the high number of features in the track list below.

A: One For The Road ft. El Eye, The Printers Devil
A: Painkiller ft. Chrome, Illinspired, Whirlwind D, Super JB
A: The Element ft. JabbaThaKut, The Terrible
A: Mad Wild ft. Beattrix, Native Styles
A: Everlasting ft. DJ Tones, T.S. One

B: Crew Dominance ft. Crease, Uncle Mic Nitro, JabbaThaKut
B: Syllable Killer ft. Jebbarish
B: Not A Love Song ft. Specifik, Project Cee
B: The VOMB Squad ft. Junior Disprol, Chud Jackson
B: Impossible ft. Cosm, JabbaThaKut

Order: www.blinerecordings.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to B-Line Recordings and all artists involved in the project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 15. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHDOEV45 ft. King Doe V

Listen to these two previously unreleased tracks from 1991 - 1993 by King Doe V, entirely produced by Su-Preme who also took care of Da Last Future and Hell Razah EPs both dropped on Chopped Herring Records.

Doe V's debut and so far only release came 1987 on legendary Fresh Records, home of e.g. EPMD, Just Ice or Stezo. The 12" featured 4 versions of the track "Shamalama".

This 7" release is limited to 350 copies.

A: Knuckle Up
B: Heavy

Produced by Su-Preme

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com



My special thanks goes to Doe V, Su-Preme and Chopped Herring. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chem: ft. Big Block Silvers

From Oceanside, California MC Blame One hooks up with the production of Harry Apollo and live instrumentation of JonJ to create a raw hip hop EP under the group name Big Block Silvers.

Celebrating a true 90's sound the combo gets mastering support by Thes One from P.U.T.S. for Piecelock 70.

The Bold EP is a limited edition of 150 copies on transparent blue vinyl housed in full color picture sleeve. Copies on bandcamp already sold out, however one link I have for the true blog followers below.

A: Jack Sparrow
A: Understanding
A: Intermediaries
B: Crime In the City
B: Run the Show
B: Foreverrrr 

Order: www.hhv.de or check your trusted record store
Digital: www.bigblocksilvers.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Blame One and Big Block Silvers. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 13. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHHAHYEEM01 ft. Hahyeem


Chopped Herring Records presents Bronx up & comin MC, Hahyeem. The 19 year old lyricist recorded his debut EP "Silence" two years ago at the age of 17 and released it digitally via bandcamp n January 2017.

The whole project is produced by another dope, young artist, Inna Attic Crookz ... listen!

The "Silance" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on blue pearl coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: No Purpose
A2: You Neva Know
A3 The Life I Chose

B1: My Time (Skit)
B2: Missing The Game
B3: The Life & Times Of Hahyeem
B4: Seasons ft. Amber

Produced by Inna Attic Crookz.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com
Digital: www.hahyeem.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Hahyeem, Chopped Herring and Inna Attic Crookz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 9. Juni 2017

Chopped Herring: CHMEYH3MLP004 ft. Meyhem Lauren

Taken from the 2009 debut release "Self Induced Illness" Mayhem Lauren and Chopped Herring Records present nine more Mayhem Lauren tracks for the first time pressed on vinyl.

The LP is housed in a fine picture sleeve with artwork by Mark 563.

The "Terminal Illness" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear & orange coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A1: Terminal Illness ft. AG Da Coroner
A2: Cash Is King
A3: Verbal Snapshots
A4: Amigo
A5: 7000 Thoughts

B1: Got the Recipe ft. Action Bronson
B2: Heavy Cream
B3. The Geneva Conference ft. Bags, Action Bronson, Science, Animal, Jay Steele
B4: Respect My Honesty



My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring Records and Mayhem Lauren. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 5. Juni 2017

Origu: ORIGU45-004 ft. Andy Cooper & more

Alright, let's see what German imprint Origu has in the pipeline. First of all there is another 7" featuring Ugly Duckling's Andy Cooper. The two tracks come off his brand new digital EP "Action!"

After the "Room To Breeze" single its the second collaboration and hopefully there are more to come.

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and come with artwork sticker.

A: Action!
B: Don't Hold The Feeling In

Produced by Andy Cooper




Order: www.origu.de

Origu: ORIGU45-005 ft. Deep Breez


While we're talking there is another 7" that deserves your attention. The project "Deep Breez" is a collaboration of Breez Evahflowin' and Big Depp (from 2 Hungy Bros). Yeah, Breez Evahflowin' is back on the scene! This first release reveals their passion for comics over an energetic boom bap beat. On the flip side they deliver a NYC collaboration of Breez (Stronghold), P.so The Earthtone King (AOK Collective), Jise One (Arsonists), and DJ Static . Both tracks are part the "Bring Out Your Dead" EP coming soon on HiPNOTT Records.


Order: www.origu.de

My special thanks goes to Origu Records, Andy Cooper, Breez, Deep and all involved in the two releases. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Rocafort: ROC-017 ft. DJ Format & Abdominal

Rocafort Records, diggin in the crates for the old, fresh and current sound. The latest 7” release presents DJ Format & Abdominal reminding you why you may be pushing 40 but can’t turn your back on the funky hip-hop thing.

The new album "Still Hungry" came earlier this year and you might have checked it here on the blog in February already.

The 7" features two tracks of the LP and is a dope addition to the collection. Format & Abdominal, these two mature B-boys continue with what they do best ...

A: We're Back
B: Diamond Hammer

Produced by DJ Format
Lyrics by Abdominal
Artwork by Aaron Bird

Order: www.rocafortrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to DJ Forma, Abdominal and Rocafort Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 4. Juni 2017

Fever / Waxnerds: SF-830 ft. Most Wanted

"Calm Down" is a 1989 random rap classic from the trio Ill Most Wanted who consisted of Sharif, D.V.S. and Mr. Action. It was engineered by famous Ivan Doc Rodriquez.

The song was part of their self-titled album which came out the same year on Fever Records.

The Waxnerds is a "short run" record label project which got started last year by Mark-One, Matt Love 1 and Jamez Gant. The 1st release came in 2016 followed by their 2nd single "Calm Down" b/w "Moments".

Because of the very limited edition (30 copies on clear vinyl) and the straight distribution via Instagram this edit of "Calm Down" becomes now available to a bigger audience.

A: Calm Down (Original)
B: Calm Down (Matt Love Edit)

Produced by Charlie Chase
Edited by Matt Love 1

Buy / Listen: www.hhv.dewww.juno.co.uk



My special thanks goes to Most Wanted and Matt Love 1. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

Solid Gold: SGS-004 ft. Nas


In the fourth installment of 14KT's Solid Gold Seven's series, he takes Nas's "Understanding", an early 90's loosie where God's Son went in over Dennis Edwards classic "Don't Look Any Further", and beats up the original sample along with Ashley's Roachclip break.

For those that know these two pieces also were used to create Eric B & Rakim's Paid In Full, hence the "Further Paid RMX" title.

This 7" is limited to 200 copies on gold colored vinyl. The previous 7" were on high demand, act fast - I remember how tricky it was to get the Biggie release.


A: Understanding Remix
B: Understanding Remix Instrumental

Produced by 14KT

Order: www.fatbeats.com (Int.)
Order: www.juno.co.uk (EU)



My special thanks goes to 14KT and Solid Gold, much respect to Nasir Jones. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Southpaw-Chop: SPCWX-012 ft. DJ Koco

Japanese producer Southpaw-Chop in preparation of his next 7" release. It's another self-released 45RPM involving the great DJ Koco.

DJ Koco is very famous for his mixtapes like "Independent Vol. 1 (2001) or "Who Got The Flava? (2004)".

The fine selection of dope and rare indie / random rap tracks from hard to find wax make them a collectors item.


A: Funky Soul Brother ft. DJ Koco
B: Down On It

Producer: Southpaw-Chop

Order: www.southpawchop.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Southpaw-Chop and DJ Koco. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

Revivals: ft. Hands

Hands is a Swedish DJ and beatmaker who has been producing beats and remixes for almost 20 years. On the vinyl LP "Payin' Dues" he collects some of his illest remix taken from the series "Dues Paid".

This edition features remixes from Artifacts, Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth, Mad Skills, L.O.T.U.G., and more.

This vinyl pressing is limited to 100 copies only and comes in stickered sleeve.

A: Artifacts - Wrong Side Of Da Tracks Remix
A: Jamal - Keep It Real Remix
A: 4th Quarter - C-Notes & Grants Remix
A: Mad Skillz - The Nod Factor Remix
A: Ak Skills - Nights Of Fear Remix
A: D&D Crew - 1, 2, Pass It Remix

B: L.O.T.U.G. - Tic Toc Remix
B: Baaad Influence - BunWatcher Remix
B: Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Take You There Remix
B: Double XX Posse - Money Talks Remix
B: Stezo - Where’s The Funk At Remix

Produced and remixed by Hands



My special thanks goes to Hands, thanks Christian for the heads up. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 19. Mai 2017

Six2Six: ft. Constant Deviants

My collection is full of Constant Deviants releases and it's about time to fill the gap the "Diamond" LP left.

In 1998, when Constant Deviants were fresh on the scene, the duo of M.I. and DJ Cutt released the track “Can’t Stop” .

Now, 14 years later and with their latest album "Diamond", Constant Deviants are revisiting the track with a sequel, of sorts, fittingly titled “Won’t Stop.”

The LP is limited to 100 copies on traditional black wax, probably only available for a short time after the release of this blogpost. Act fast and combine it with the two other Six2Six Records releases available now, promoted in the two posts before this one.

A: (Intro)
A: RAW (Diamond)
A: Gangster Boogie
A: One , Two
A: Top 10
A: Chill
A: It's Ok
A: Man Alone

B: Here I Come
B: It's All Love
B: Victory
B: B My Pleasure
B: Krush Groove
B: Point Blank
B: Im Sayin'

Order: www.six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Constant Deviant and Six2Six Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Six2Six ft. Rome & DJ Cutt

ROME'S CUTTS is a powerful combo of emcee ROME and Constant Deviant's DJ Cutt. The two created 10 hard hitting tracks who got first available on cassette tape for a cassette store day bundle release.

"Completely comfortable in their own unique lane they use dusted funk, prog rock, soul, and jazz tapestries really speaks to audiences.

The LP is limited to 100 copies on traditional black wax, probably only available for a short time after the release of this blogpost.

Act fast and combine it with the two other Six2Six Records releases available now,  promoted in the posts before and after this one.

A: Intro
A: The Declaration
A: Nuvah Dai In A Life
A: How We Gon Eat
A: Helpless (free)
A: Stick To The Rules ft. M.I.

B: Lil B!%$H
B: 4 The People ft. BOSCH & M.I.
B: Elements
B: Frisky Business
B: On Ya' Square!
B: Poison

Produced by DJ Cutt



My special thanks goes to Rome, Cutt and the entire Six2Six fame. Special shout out to Setrule. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Six2Six: ft. M.I.

Mr. Impossible is M.I. of Constant Deviants. He says "Psychadelic 60's refers to the time of social, musical and artistic change influenced by encouraged unity, the breaking down of boundaries, the heightening of political awareness, empathy with others, and the questioning of authority."

Anyhow the 1960s was a decade of social revolution full of historical movements, new technology, and popular culture. It was also considered the Psychedelic Era because of the commonly initiated drug influence. Psychedelic tendencies altered the artwork, films, and music of this time period.

The album got first available as part of a cassette store day bundle release. A very limited vinyl edition of 100 copies is now available - probably for a short time only. Also check the two more records offered by Six2Six Records now, you can find it in the next blogposts.

A: What The 1960s Did To (America)
A: Saint Johns
A: Listening
A: Puppet ft. Steve Colossal
A: Fred
A: Giles
A: Spinach 2
A: Psych Fudge ft. ROME

B: War
B: Traffic Feeling
B: Quicksilver
B: Sabbath 2
B: Lateef
B: Buffalo
B: Delph

Produced and mixed by M.I.

Order: www.six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to M.I. and the whole Six2Six fame. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.


Dienstag, 16. Mai 2017

Play That Records: PT-005 ft. DJ Nice & Dirt Platoon

"48 Bars" continues ... After the 7" release featuring guest MC A.G. (from D.I.T.C.) DJ Nice put together a EP with Dirt Platoon in collaboration with various producer friends putting together a long list of remixes.

The Nice from Toulouse starts with his original version followed by French guy Low Cuts and the Effizienz guys DJ Brans and Street Wyze.

The B-side is also full of well known producers like Modesty and Duke who have also been presented on Stitch By Stitch.

A: DJ Nice Original
A: DJ Low Cuts Remix
A: DJ Brans Remix
A: Street Wyze Remix
A: DJ Nice Original (Instrumental)

B: DJ Modesty Remix
B: DJ Veekash Remix
B: DJ Duke Remix
B: 16 Bars Remix (Instrumentals)
B: Scratch That!

The 48 bars EP is limited to 300 copies and comes in full color sleeve. 


My special thanks goes to DJ Nice, Dirt Platoon, DJ Low Cut, DJ Brans ... ah all the remix producers involved in this project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 14. Mai 2017

Fresh Pressings: FPI-011 ft. 13 Productions & Emskee

Looking deeper into the list of MCs you'll notice that all 3 new 45s on Fresh Pressings feature all one great MC, Emskee from Brooklyn.

Produced by L. and T. Davidsion for 13 Productions two tracks fill this limited edition 7".

A: London To Brooklyn
B: Lost & Found

Produced by 13 Productions



Order: www.freshpressings.com (soon)



My special thanks goes to 13 Productions, Emskee, RareDave, Shaker & Chr!s. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Fresh Pressings: FPI-010 ft. Good People

The Good People release their brand new single on Fresh Pressings International, a Diggers With Gratitude imprint. Two more hits by the duo Emskee and Saint.

The release of this 7" single is 1 of 3 new 45s on FPI, so watch out and catch the trio when the add to cart button pops up.

A: Down Here
B: Game In The Step

Produced by Saint


Order: www.freshpressings.com (soon)



My special thanks goes to the Good People, RareDave, Chr!s and Shaker. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 13. Mai 2017

Fresh Pressings: FPI-009 ft. Jorun Bombay

Jorun Bombay presents another 7" release in collaboration with DWG's imprint Fresh Pressings.

The first track features the 3 MC's Phill Most Chill, Emskee and Oxygen who form together the trio "The Rampagers" ... yes exactly those who kicked rhymes on the Fresh Pressings debut release "Polaris". The flip side is another 7" edit.

A: You Ain't Seen Nuthin' Yet ft. The Rampagers
B: I Got My Bells Ring Up

Produced by Jorun Bombay

Order: www.freshpressings.com (soon)



My special thanks goes to PMC, Emskee, Ox, Jorun and the DWG trio RareDave, Chr!s and Shaker. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Mai 2017

Dope Folks: DF-0084 ft. Tainted Mindz

Mid 90's Philadelphia release on Dope Folks Records presenting Tainted Mindz with the Killadelphia EP.

The title track was released in 1995 together with two more songs that made it not to this EP. The second 12" delivered a remix version of "Killadelphia" plus "All In The Flip".

The on vinyl previously unreleased tracks got recorded between 1996 and 1999.


Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com

A: Killadelphia
A: All In The Flip
A: Lyrics Eject
A: Done Deal
B: Bounce Back
B:The Drama
B: Kill Vill Kill Vil
B: Killadelphia Remix

Produced by Dame Dollars
Snippets: here

The Killadelphia EP will be limited to 300 copies, 50 most likely on colored vinyl. My special thanks goes to Tainted Mindz and Dope Folks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2017

Golden Era: GERV-027 ft. Hilltop Hoods

Golden Era Records is an Australian Hip Hop label founded by Hilltop Hoods based out of Adelaide. The label's first release came out in 2009 with the Hilltop Hoods debut album "State Of The Art".

The relatively local distribution of their releases makes it a bit tricky to catch them and so today the early releases are offered as collector items for collector prices. Some LPs got repressed, partly on colored vinyl but still cost serious money.

This year the label participated the Australian Record Store Day (RSD). After 2015 Hilltop Hoods in collaboration with The Funkoars, A.B. Original, Briggs, Vents, K21 and Purpose releases a new version of "Golden Era Cypher" pressed on gold colored 10" vinyl.

A: 2016 Golden Era Cypher
B: 2016 Golden Era Cypher (Instrumental)

Produced by Snowgoons


Check out the earlier versions from 2015, 2014, 2013, ...

My special thanks goes to Hilltop Hood at Golden Era Records and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHAFILIASH01 ft. Afiliashun

This grail of a release was originally released in 1997 and comes straight out of Baltimore, MD. The crew known as Afiliashun dropped their only release on their own Revalashun imprint.

According to discogs more than 200 have this monster grail on their want list but not many could add some to their collection.

It took Chopped Herring a few years to get hold of the original studio DAT but via producer Reg E Ruckus they were successful and made the 4 tracks of the EP available for us.

A: Tell Me If You Open
A: Who's This
B: Bullet Proof
B: King Of The Hill

Producer: Reg E Ruckus, Verbal

"The Perfect Time" EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on white pearl coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 



My special thanks goes to Afiliashun and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Black Buffalo: BBR-005 ft. Jorun Bombay


Halifax record store and label Black Buffalo Records presents the 4th release with involvement by local producer Jorun Bombay.

I recommend to be quick on this because the 7" is again very limited and the last time I have checked the store there were already only 70 copies left.

BBR-005 features a new original track from DJ Jorun Bombay and on the flip side we have his funk band, the Argricolites with a Cover of the instrumental “NT” by Kool and the Gang.

A: Do You Wanna Hear It!?
B: No Title ft. Agricolites

Produced, mixed, arranged by Jorun Bombay

Order: www.blackbuffalorecords.ca



My special thanks goes to Jorun Bombay & the Agricolites and Black Buffalo Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 7. Mai 2017

Back2DaSource: 21-000B2DS ft. Raw Breed


Raw Breed is: Alexander The Great, Marc Rippin', Nick Swift, DJ Solo Flxx and Sam Swing from the Bronx. Their debut "Lune Tunez" was released in 1993, the 2nd from 1996 was banned by Warner. 

To the details: Back2DaSource finally offers that classic album from 1996, Raw Breed - Killa Instinct. Previously unreleased before Dust & Dope Recordings pressed it on CD only and it gets now officially pressed on vinyl format, more precisely on 2LP housed in gatefold cover,

Limited edition of 300 copies on traditional black wax. 

A: Welcome To My World ft. Ice-T, Tim Dog
A: Killa Instinct
A: Lock Shit Down
A: U My Nigga
A: That ft. A.O.D.
B: Everyday Tactics ft. Jimmy James, 45
B: Carlito’s (Intro)
B: Carlitos Way ft. SLJ
B: $yndicate Love (Interlude)
B: Mouth Of Madness ft. A.O.D., Thug Stars

C: Ghetto Life ft. GURU
C: Jungle Creed (Skit) ft. Ice-T
C: Real Life
C: Phone (Interlude)
C: La La All Day
D: Tricks Are For Boys, Games Are For Men
D: Bronx Bombers (Interlude)
D: Doin’ This For Days ft. Godfather Don,  8-Off
D: It’s On Intro ft. SLJ
D: It’s On
D: Petro



My special thanks goes to Raw Breed and Back2DaSource Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 6. Mai 2017

BocaWoody: BWR-7002 ft. Boca 45 & DJ Woody

BocaWoody has just released their full length debut album "Carousel", a traditional flat black plastic housed picture sleeve with artwork by acclaimed UK illustrator Mike Winnard. Bristolian beatmangler Boca 45 and UK turntablist powerhouse DJ Woody make up the crack DJ/production team known as BocaWoody.

"BocaWoody bring a fresh take on a classic sound, informed by the pairs common musical roots, it draws on their individual expertise and shared playful approach. "Carousel" contains 12 brand new tracks squarely crafted to light up the dancefloor in a spectrum of colours." [source

Along with the album the duo also released another 7". It features the track "Jump" which also appears on the LP and another DJ tool set with nine (32 bar) instrumental DJ edits of tracks from LP "Carousel" plus 1 minute of unique scratch samples. The 7" comes on red wax.

A: Jump ft.BluRum13
B: Carousel DJ tool

Order: www.bocawoody.bigcartel.com


My special thanks goes to Boca 45 and DJ Woody aka Bocawoody. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.