Dienstag, 27. März 2012

GoodFelons: GF-7002 ft. Roc Marciano

Damn, feels like we have Record Store Day today. First I've noticed that the previously presented AllNighter EP is available at Six2Six than I had to pre-order the next GoodFelons release. And all that at the end of the month, damn.

GoodFelons offers a limited edition 45 from Roc Marciano featuring one of the last recorded performances of Dino Brave from "The UN". 

A: Do The Honors (Vocal)
B: Do The Honors (Inutrimental)
Produced by Don Chalant (Arch Druids)

This 7" is limited to 350 copies worldwide, 110 on green vinyl and 240 on black vinyl, and will not be repressed. Comes in a paper sleeve and ships the first week of May (download code available at the same time. Pre-order here.

My special thanks goes out to GoodFelons Records and Roc Marciano. All copyrights reserved posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 23. März 2012

Redefinition: RDF-023 ft. K-Def

The second release of Redef in March comes directly from K-Def and it's a 7" vinyl again.

Choose if you need one black and one clear copy in a bundle, each in an individual heavyweight Redefinition Records branded paper sleeve, packaged together in a resealable polybag. The clear version of this record is only available direct from their store with purchase of this double pack. It is not sold separately.

Pre-order now, shipping around the April the 14th, 2012

A1: Back To Basics ft. El Da Sensei
A2: Mean Johnny Barrows Groove

B1: Escapizm Instrumental
B2: High Stakes Edit

My special thanks goes out to K-Def and the REDEF family. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Redefinition: RDF-021 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk

Like an anniversary I post the 250th blogpost and it's a pleasure that it's a very dope release from Redefinition Records. RDF-021 features Damu The Fudgemunk himself aka Soulbrother #3.

Damu went back and made some minor tweaks and updates to the overall mix of this track. Long time fans will notice the difference here compared to the first appearance of this track back in 2008 as part of Damu's free "Overtime" EP.

A1: Soul Brother #3
B1: Soul Brother #3 Instrumental
B2: Soul Brother #3 Acapella

- Pre-order now
- Limited edition of 225 copies available on cream white vinyl
- Vocals by Damu The Fudgemunk
- Produced by Damu The Fudgemunk

My special thanks goes out to Damu and the whole REDEF crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 19. März 2012

Diggers With Gratitude: DWG-013 ft. Latee

It's a beautiful Monday when Diggers With Gratitude announces an EP with lost tracks of Latee. The name: "Who Rips The Sound?" features f.e. an alternative version of the famous "Brainstorm" and is something for all diggers of the late 80s early 90s hip-hop.

A couple of years ago a demo cassette of Latee tracks got sold on ebay. Since then a lot of people were asking for the ultimate Latee release. Here it is, limited to 100 red and 175 black vinyl copies and dope as hell!

A: Intro
A: Who Rips The Sound
A: Interlude #1
A: Not My Style
A: Interlude #2

B: Interlude #3
B: Brainstorm (Original Version)
B: Interlude #4
B: Hardtimes
B: Outro

Pre-Order now: www.latee.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes out to Latee and the famous crew at Diggers With Gratitude. All copyrights reserved posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 14. März 2012

Slice Of Spice: SSR-010 ft. DJ Format

While I am still waiting for DJ Formats "Statement Of Intent" album Slice Of Spice Records and Project Blue Book already prepare the next DJ Format release to be available in April 2012.

This release takes two of the best cuts from the album that are "Spaceship Earth" ft. Edan and "Terror" ft. Mr. Lif and adds some beastly instrumentals on high quality and loud vinyl. Mr. Krum once again has blessed DJ Format and SOS with some incredible art design for this release, which is a double A-side joint with cover art on both sides.

This 10" is a limited edition joint, which will be available through retail partners as well as a  special edition version at the Slice Of Spice superstore. The special edition will be available on clear vinyl with black swirls, silver foil number stamped and include a promo only postcard-flexi of the previously unreleased "Remember Remix" ft. Sureshot La Rock.

Order date is the 5th of May. Choose your pack out of 4 versions: Collectors Edition, Postcard Bundle, Special Edition or Retail Version! My special thanks goes out to Richard, Mr. Krum, DJ Format and Sureshot LaRock. All copyright reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 11. März 2012

Red Apple 45: Interview with Ray West

SBS: Stitch By Stitch blogspot welcomes hip-hop producer Ray West from the Bronx, NYC. What should people know about Ray West?

Ray West: I was born in the Bronx in the late 70s. I always loved music and grew up watching my mother play the piano while my grandfather would sing by her side. Music was always in my family. As hip hop grew I was surrounded by it, inspired by 2 DJs that lived on my block. They were older then me but embraced me and gave me some old turntables and a mixer. I was about 12 years old. In high school all I did was make mix tapes and practice. Spending most of my time in my basement, spent every dollar I could get on records. I was most influenced by Kid Capri and Lord Finesse mixtapes back then. They both had thier voice with the echo banging out. When I would hear that sound pumping out of some older Kats car it was crazy! Some time in the early 90s I got a 8 second Gemini sampler and started looping old records mixed with drums on 4 track tape. That's how I started producing. I eventually got an MPC and stared making my own music.

SBS: Probably most of the SBS readers may know you from the latest 7" releases on Red Apple 45. Give us an introduction to the label please!

Ray West: Myself, AG and Abdul Jabar started red apples 45 out of the desire to put out records without any interference. We had a vision and wanted to preserve our culture.

SBS: Let me list the current discography of Red Apple 45.
        RA45-002 - Ray West & AG - Pianos In The Projects - 7" - 2011
        RA45-003 - Ray West & AG - The Pianos Companions EP - 7" - 2011
        RA45-004 - Party Arty - Pianos In The Projects - 7" - 2011
        RA45-005 - Kool Keith / Ultramagnetic MC's - You'll See - 7" - 2012
The record collector in me misses the cat-no. RA45-001. Does it exist and what's it all about?

Ray West: RA45-001 is a full length LP titled "Everything's Berri" by AG. It was released threw us and FatBeats in 2010.

SBS: According to your origin you feature some dope MCees from the Bronx. Please tell us about the connection to A.G. (DITC)!

Ray West: AG is my partner in red apples 45 and a mentor . I met AG threw a mutual friend and coproducer. Me and AG had chemistry in the studio and he had faith in my sound. Together we developed into something I couldn't imagine. Growing up in the BX I was always a DITC and AG fan so it has been a really amazing ride. We make music for ourselves and share what we want with the world.

SBS: Would you also like to tell us about the work with Party Arty who sadly passed away end of 2008 and left behind a shattered hip-hop community?

Ray West: AG introduced me to Party Arty. He was an amazing musican to work with. We instantly connected and started doing songs on our own. I cherish all the songs I have with him and all the time I had before he physically left us. But spiritually he is here! In the studio I feel his energy and the faith he had in me. R.I.P 80!

SBS: R.I.P. 80! What can we expect from you and the label in 2012 and even beyond? Any further collabos with D.I.T.C. in the making?

Ray West: In April we have a project with Ascetic Records coming out called LUVNY. It's a super group type project with AG, Roc Marciano, Kurious / Bamboo Bros, Kool Keith and OC. We have a LP with OC called "Rays Cafe". Also myself, AG and John Robinson have been recording an LP. Just putting finishing touches on it.

SBS: Who or what inspires you, your music and what machinery are you working with?

Ray West: Dilla has always been a great inspiration. Also Tarach, Madlib, Showbiz and DJ Premier. As far as the gear, I use an MPC2000, 1000, and the 60. I use a lot of analog gear, (synth, moog , drum machines). I also do a lot of live percussion and have a full drum set in the lab. I am always combing different gear to stay inspired. But the most important element is the records. Diggin for vinyl is how I always start.

SBS: WORD !!! Thank you very much for taking the time. I hope to see you again on the blog and please keep us updated on your activities.

Ray West: Thanks for taking the time for me and helping keep our culture pure. Much love and blessing! Ray West, www.redapples45.com

Dope Folks: DF-0015 ft. Danger Zone Mobb Squad

Next on Dope Folks Records is some dope hip-hop from Philly. Under the name "Danger Zone Mobb Sqwad" we'll get Tone Love and DJ Too Tuff from the world famous Tuff Crew.

Both tracks were originally released in 1991/1992 on Sure Shot Records and get now an official re-release on vinyl. Rumours say that only 5 copies of the original 12" exist plus a good couple of cassette tapes. Announced for April 2012 we can expect pre-orders very soon.

A1: Flip'n Keeloz (Straight YaYo Mix)
A2: T.L. Back To Yell (Strong Mix)
B1: Flip'n Keeloz (Montana Mix)
B2: T.L. Back To Yell (Come Back Mix)

Pre-Order now: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com

In tradition of the label the release will be limited to 300 copies and available for 20$ a pop. My special thanks goes out to DF and the Tuff Crew. All copyrights reserved to the involved parties, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 9. März 2012

Blunted Astronaut: BAR-7-xxx ft. T.R.A.C / DXA

You'll agree with me it rarely happens SBS is late with posting a release but this time I have to apologize to you and the label I introduce in the following:

Blunted Astronaut is a record label based in London, UK. and was founded by CEO Kuba Bujko. In October 2011 the label released the first 7" vinyl in a limited edition of 200 copies. Beside the dope sound the release created a sensation by an innovative cover design in eco-friendly cardboard.

In the meantime the release sold out, so again sorry for being late this time.

Cat-No.: BAR-7-ST-0001
Artist: T.R.A.C.

A: Stay True (Nightime Mix)
B: Stay True (BBQ Mix)

Producer: Icerocks / Drumatic
Pressing: 2011, UK
Limited to 200 copies on clear colored vinyl
Picture cover, brown carton box


The second and current release features the crew DXA from NYC. The 7" vinyl features two track of their forthcoming full-length album is is limited to a number of 300 copies.

Cat-No.: BAR-7-IGU-0002
Artist: DXA

A: I Get Up
B: Ice's Jazz

Producer: Icerocks
Pressing: 2012, UK
Limited to 300 copies
Picture cover, brown carton box


All release and order details are available at www.bluntedastronaut.com. My special thanks goes out to Kuba and Blunted Astronaut Records. All copyrights reserved by the label, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 2. März 2012

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-005 ft. Low Budget

Australia's "Low Budget" with their next release so it's time to introduce the bunch of dope LPs to the Stitch By Stitch audience ... well we're already late ... but it's never too late !!!

Low Budget - Magnasound 2LP (2006)
2LP limited to 250 copies / Cat-No GRR-001

A1: BrandNewSound
A2: Speak To Your Mind
A3: Double The Bucks
A4: Keep Up
A5: Handle Ours

B1: Stay Up Late
B2: State To State
B3: To The Top
B4: One In The Pram
B5: Loose Change

C1: Gotta Act
C2: Get Back
C3: Outro
C4: Double The Bucks (Remix)

D1: Speak To Your Mind (Instrumental)
D2: Double The Bucks (Instrumental)
D3: State To State (Instrumental)
D4: Gotta Act (Instrumental)
D5: Outro (Instrumental)
D6: Low Budget Scratches & Samples

Low Budget - Laserdisk 2LP (2009)
2LP limited to 250 copies / Cat-No GRR-003

A1: Freak Mystique
A2: Sharp Minds
A3: Cool Out
A4: Tailor Made
A5: Knockout Performance

B1: Black Tie Affair
B2: 2082
B3: Low Demand
B4: Saturday Night
B5: Megabucks

C1: Roll The Dice
C2: Don't Sweat The Style
C4: Tailor Made Remix
D4: Debonair P's Megamix

Low Budget - Poolside EP (2012)
2LP limited to 250 copies, blue colored vinyl available
Tape limited to 50 copies for the cassette nerds

A1: Black Tie Affair (Jacuzzi Mix)
A2: Poolside
A3: Keep Up (Diving Board Mix)
A4: Hard Act To Follow (Chlorine Mix)
A5: Dead End Street
B1: Soaking Wet
B2: Cool Out (Coconut Oil Mix)
B3: Slick Back
B4: Hit The Key (Waterslide Mix)
B5: Hard Act To Follow

Physical copies available at: www.gentlemansrelief.bigcartel.com
Digital downloads available at: www.lowbudget.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes out to Debonair P and Low Budget. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 1. März 2012

Fat Hop: SPECIAL-002 ft. 32 Troop (TCM)

Britcore !!! After the "Regroup The Loops EP" from 2011 this is the second TCM affiliated release on that label, SBS posted it last year, remember?

The new single will be released under the name "32 Troop" which actually is a collaboration of Icepick, Inzaine, Paranoia MC, Safe D, ill Inspired, Kraze One, Diceman, Boothy, High Fly, DJ Tones, Parker Tronic, Voices from the Ether, Jerome Hill, Merlin and Spatts.

The 12" will be limited to 200 copies on bright orange colored vinyl not to be repressed.

The Criminal Minds Present: 32 Troop "To The Core"

A1: To the Core (Spatts Version)
A2: To The Core (Jerome Hill Version)
A3: To The Core (Merlin Version)

Order details posted in the comment section ... as usual !!!

My special thanks goes out to Jerome Hill for droppin' the release as well as sending the details. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.