Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2011

Correct Technique: CTR-001 ft. Oxygen

I hope everybody had a wonderful Christmas time with nice presents, good food and of course a little bit of time to digg for new and upcoming record releases.

Todays blogpost is not just a listing of a new and limited 7inch release by SPOX Phd - it's also an appreciation for all the amazing work of my mate Oxygen (Ox The Architect, Jonzhaft, Just Divine).

SPOX PhD is a collaboration of Oxygen and DJ Spinna. Their debut releases on Correct Technique is a very limited 7"inch featuring the tracks "Brilliance" and "Four Times Raw" ft. Diamond D, Sadat X and Kurious. The 7" is also a teaser for the forthcoming album "Sound Pieces of X-Perience" (expected for Feb. 2012). Anyway the 7" should find the way into your crates not at least because the original version of "Brilliance" is exclusive to this 45rpm. Oh - and with a little bit of luck you're able to catch one of only a hand-full of test pressings Ox made available for the fans.

A: Brilliance (Original Version)
A: Brilliance (Instrumental)
B: Four Times Raw (Album Version)


In 2007 I got my hands on a 12" EP of Sputnik Brown that got released on High Water Music. The 12" featured three tracks, produced by Howard Lloyd and E The 5th plus Oxygen aka Jonzhaft on the Mic.

A: U Havin' Fun Yet?
A: The Brownout
A: Unadulterated 
B: U Havin' Fun Yet? (Instrumental)
B: The Brownout (Instrumental)
B: Unadulterated (Instrumental)

In 2010 Oxygen released the 7inch "Gone Diggin". All details were posted on May, 22nd 2010. Additional to the vinyl release Oxygen shared about 25 copies of a 10-minute Scotch brand demo cassette tape. That rare promo cassette tape features the original unreleased demo version of the track "Gone Diggin" (with intro and outro), Howard Lloyd's "Throwbacks" (from the limited edition Quickie EP vinyl), and the unreleased Sputnik Brown track "Fluidity" featuring Wyld Bunch.

At the moment Oxygen offeres another 25 copies of a 30-minute Scotch brand demo cassette tape. That exclusive tape features a collection of original demo versions of songs from Long Island duo, Hype Sound Productions (MC Just Divine aka Oxygen & DJ Cut Wizard Albee). Plus early Jonzhaft The Psychopath demo tracks of original versions & unreleased material. Alternatively produced versions of "Idealism" and "Cum & Get It" appeared on independent 12" releases from the early 90's, and an edited vocal version of "Mastermind's In Effect" appeared on the B-side of the 45 "Gone Diggin" (released in 2010 on BBP/Big City Records).

All I can do is to recommend you a purchase of all those amazing releases. The easiest way is to purchase your favourite items at discogs. By purchasing from the seller "crateinvader" you'll receive this directly from the artist. Well and don't forget the upcoming Soundsci LP where Oxygen will be involved.

My special thanks goes out to Oxygen and the involved partners and record labels. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only.

Freitag, 23. Dezember 2011

F5: F5-001 ft. EDO.G

Midnight in Germany but my man Sebastian woke me up. About 1 week ago I placed my order for the brand new and limited "Fastlane EP" from Boston's EDO.G. The single has two characteristics that make your purchase necessary.

At first Side-A features the vocal, instrumental and acapella versions of "Fastlane", an amazing dope track produced by mastermind DJ Premier. Secondly Side-B features four exclusive non-LP tracks, and they are all really dope!

A: Fastlane (Vocal)
A: Fastlane (Instrumental)
A: Fastlane (Acapella) 
B: I Was There (Main)
B: Stop It (Main)
B: Righteous Way (Main)
B: Dummies (Remix)

The record comes in a sticker cover and is limited to 500 copies. This EP a teaser to the forthcoming album "Face In The Crowd" and the 20th anniversary of EDO.G's first album "Life Of A Kid In The Ghetto".

My special thanks goes out to HHV for selling me a special copy personally signed by EDO.G, and of course EDO.G himself for creating another super dope release. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 22. Dezember 2011

GoodFelons: GF-003 ft. Mood

Unbelievable news right before xmas. Goodfelons Records presents: Mood.

Limited edition, hand numbered to 250 copies. You just need to choose your favourite vinyl colour: orange/black (85 pcs), green/black (85 pcs) or standard black (80 pcs) wax available!

A: On The Side
A: Hustle On The Side (Remix) (Hi-Tek's debut production on wax!)
A: Can't Fuck With My Crew (unreleased)

B: Verbal Stampede
B: Verbal Stampede (Remix)
B: Not Goin' Pop (Unreleased)

All sticker covers will be signed by Donte! All remastered from the original tapes. Shipping the third week of January 2012

My special thanks goes out to Sean and John at GoodFelons Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion only!.

Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

Merry X-Mas 2 "Stitch By Stitch" Followers

What up fam! First of all I like to thank you all for more than 52.000 clicks and following nearly 100 contributions in 2011. Since day one the aim of "Stitch By Stitch" blogspot is to keep vinyl heads updated on forthcoming or brand new, mostly limited, hip-hop releases.

While we're at it I like to thank all the independent record labels for their incredible work and all supporters who motivate the lables to continue. Unfortunately not every record release can be posted on the blog due to the expenditure of time. Above you can find a little selection of releases I supported but didn't find the time to talk about.

Maybe there will be another one or two releases before the end of the year but I already like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I would be happy to keep you as a follower of the blogspot and please let me know your feedback or wishes when ever you like.

Peace out! mytee Thor

Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

Holy Grails: "Madd" Versatile Records

Last autumn was something like the "rebirth" of producer Jay Funk from Baltimore. At first I got my hands on all releases of Norm Skola before my friends at Six 2 Six Records dropped the dead stock of S.C.U. for a handfull of $$$.

Not enough a few weeks after the S.C.U. another dead stock of 3 releases got distributed by Six 2 Six.

1. Syco - Madd Syco bw. Marked For Death ('94)
2. Madd Syco - Splittin' Wigz EP ('95)
3. Mr. Ruckuz - The Verdict EP ('98)

All records were produced by Jay Funk between 1994 and 1998 and are hard to find nowadays. Every track list is available over discogs so please check it out directly there. It saves a bit space for some snippets you might prefer ;)

My special thanks goes out to Six 2 Six Records and Jay Funk for sharing the signed copies. All copyrights reserved, posted for promo only.

Holy Grails: GC-001 ft. BQ In Full Effect

BQ In Full Effect was a project of various artists in the year of 1988, directed by Aaran Dee (R.I.P.). In collaboration with Percee P, C-Nice, D-Nique and the Live Squad one of the best EPs of the 80s was born.

A: Aaron Dee & C-Nice - Soul Power (Vocal)
A: Aaron Dee & C-Nice - Soul Power (Instrumental)
A: Live Squad - Troopin It (Vocal)
A: Aaron Dee & C-Nice - Born To Rap (Vocal)

B: Live Squad - We Ain't Havin It (Vocal)
B: Top Priority - Let The Homocides Begin (Vocal)
B: Top Priority - Let The Homocides Begin (Instrumental)
B: Aaron Dee & C-Nice - Disassemble The Beat (Vocal)
B: Aaron Dee & C-Nice - Disassemble The Beat (Instrumental)

In 2009 the track "Let The Homocides Begin" got unofficially re-released on 7" inch vinyl. So everybody should get this banger on wax easily.

Year: 1988
Label: Gotham City Records
Producer: Aaron Dee, Live Squad and D-Nique.
Special Thanks To Ivan D.J. Doc Rodriguez

My special thanks goes out to Percee P for the latest conversation, Aaron Dee (RIP) and Thirsty Dragon for giving this awesome record to my crates. All copyrights reserved by their owners, posted for promo only.

Holy Grails: FTR-881 ft. Phase And Rhythm

Well, you already know that I am posting records from time 2 time under the column "Holy Grails". But I don't want to get missunderstand: this is no poser shit, it is just a homage to records I really feel and where I spent a lot of time to get this for a reasonable price. Of course "reasonable" is a subjective definition ...

Anyway "Phase And Rhythm - Hyperactive bw Brainfood" has been posted on several blogs and forums nearly a thousand times and the reason is simple and easy: this record has probably the dopest beats Mister PAUL C ever mixed. The insanity varifiably started back in 2006 when the record got sold for more than 1.000 $ to a collector (check popsike history). Until today the record goes for crazy prices, the last but sealed copy sold for 700 $ in August 2011.

While the style of hip-hop is still a matter of taste this record is somethin' for every 80s and 90s hip-hop fan. Although "Phase And Rhythm" released another record on Tommy Boy Records but this is the one everybody is talking about.

A: Hyperactive (Vocal)
A: Hyperactive (Dub)
A: Hyperactive (Hype-apella)

B: Brainfood (Vocal)

B: Brainfood (Dub)

Year: 1988
Producer: D. Rosser, J. Jasmin, K. Jarvis
Mixed By: Paul C

My special thanks goes out to Phase, Rhythm and Paul C. All copyrights reserved, posted for promo only.

Donnerstag, 1. Dezember 2011

Redefiniton: RDF-017 / RDF-018 ft. Damu

The December starts with two new 7inch releases on Redefiniton Records. All the fans of Damu The Fudgemunk will be happy to hear that Damu is back on the MIC!!!

RDF-017 (exclusively available at Redef shop)

A1: Faster Rhyme For Self (Vocal) ft. Damu The Fudgemunk
B1: Faster Rhyme For Self (Instrumental)

Limited Edition pressing of 300 copies, of which only 225 are available for sale. RDF-017 is pressed on white colored vinyl and ships in a durable Redefinition Records branded heavyweight paper sleeve. This is a track that Damu created back in 2009 for himself and one that he didn't initially intend on sharing with the public.

Produced, Mixed & Arranged by Damu The Fudgemunk

Scratches By Damu The Fudgemunk
Vocals by Damu The Fudgemunk
Mastered by K-Def

The next strike comes out of Damu's cribs too.

A1: Colorful Storms Panacea (Remix Vocal)
B1: Colorful Storms Panacea (Remix - Instrumental)

Limited Edition pressing of 250 copies, of which only 175 are available for sale. Remixed by Damu The Fudgemunk in 2005. RDF-018 is pressed on white colored vinyl and ships in a durable Redefinition Records branded heavyweight paper sleeve. "Colorful Storms" (Remix) has been a fan favorite for several years, yet this is the first time it is being pressed on vinyl. This record is available exclusively in the Redef shop and will not be sold elsewhere.

Produced, Mixed & Arranged by Damu The Fudgemunk
Scratches By Damu The Fudgemunk
Vocals by Raw Poetic (Panacea)
Mastered by K-Def

My special thanks goes out to JNOTA at Redefiniton Records, Damu and K-Def. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.