Donnerstag, 20. September 2012

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-006 ft. Omniscience

Debonair P with another nice but surprising vinyl release. Australian beat maker meets North Carolina MCee Omniscence (Omniscience). Gentleman's Relieft presents: Raw Factor 2.0 on coloured vinyl (blue/white) in full colored picture cover.

The first hint got released on Omniscence FB page but I expect to have more information real soon ... so keep your eyez and earz open.

It's now available at Gentleman's Releif store for an unbelievable great price!!!

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

Carry On Going: COG-004 ft. Danny Spice

Today it's his birthday and he's celebrating this with a brand new 12" - Danny Spice. Happy Birthday! Stitch By Stitch already introduced Danny with his release on King Of The Beats.

The "King Amongst Thieves" is the new project by the London based beat maker and features vocals by Kool Sphere of Verbal Threat, Craig G, Oxygen, Simple One and DJ Mr Thing.

Only 200 pressed - all copies hand numbered - free download codes of the record - special ASR 10" print for the first 50 orders - something extra special for the first 10 orders.

Estimated shipping date is the 5th of November 2012 - pre-order now.

A: The Heist ft. Kool Sphere
A: King Of The Beat ft. Craig G
A: The Treble ft. Kool Sphere & Mr. Thing
A: Inner City Kings ft. Oxygen & Mr. Thing
A: Raising Bars ft. Simple One & Mr. Thing

B: King Of The Beats Instrumental
B: Inner City Kings Instrumental
B: Raising Bars Instrumental
B: A Symbolic Record Bonus Beat
B: Eps 16 Dust Bonus Beat

Pre-order: now
Check also Carry On Going

My special thanks goes out to all Danny Spice, Oxygen and all other people involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

ATTENTION: please also listen to: Danny Spice 15minutes DJ Mix

Redefinition: RDF-033 ft. K-Def

Between 1992 and 1996 K-Def had an impressive number of production credits on releases by Lords Of The Underground, Real Live, A.D.O.R.  and Da Youngsta's.

Whereas most heads name K-Def in one sentence with Premo, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, and a few others his number of vinyl releases was "relatively small" - until now. In co-operation with Redefinition Records or Slice Of Spice Records K-Def drops the bombs like every second. 


Now available is the Sneak Shot EP that features the Seven Shawn freestyle (video below) plus 5 instrumentals. "Sneak Shot" is a 1 minute freestyle by Seven Shawn (formerly of World Renown) over a quick beat that producer K-Def looped up back in 2002. Standard black vinyl or special edition splattered collectors edition (silver/black)?

A: Get It Going (Instrumental)
A: Sneak Shot (Freestyle feat. Seven Shawn)
A: Wiz of Chops (Instrumental)

B: Another Meal (Instrumental)
B: Don't Stop (Instrumental)
B: Live at the Pub (Instrumental)

Release date: 25/10/2012

My special thanks goes out to JNOTA, K-Def, Seven Shawn and Redefinition Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 18. September 2012

Slice Of Spice: SSR-020 ft. The Enforcers

Slice Of Spice Records presents an upcoming release for Nov/Dec. The Enforcers is a project by K-Def and El Da Sensei (Artifacts). The first of a few Nov/Dec releases will be a 2 track 10inch that features the vocal and instrumental version of each song.

A: Give You What You Need
A: Give You What You Need (Bonus Beat)
B: The Jersey Connection
B: The Jersey Connection (Bonus Beat)

"This release will proceed an EP with 7 full tracks, and a hat full of bonus beats. This Mini-LP will be released on adult sized 12" vinyl and they'll be an instrumental version for the dedicated waxologists." [source]


My special thanks goes out to Richard @ SOS, K-Def and El. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 16. September 2012

Six2Six: ft. Constant Deviants

Six2Six Records is working on the next album by Constant Deviants. "Diamond" is the name of the LP and scheduled to be released in November 2012.

Funky fresh vocals by M.I. plus beats and cuts by DJ CUTT. Check the snippets !

2.RAW (Diamond)
3.Gangster Boogie
4.One , Two
5.Top 10
7.It's Ok
8.Man Alone
9.Here I Come
10.It's All Love
12.B My Pleasure
13.Krush Groove
14.Point Blank
15. I'm Sayin'

My special thanks goes out to Setrule at Six2Six, M.I. and DJ Cutt. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 11. September 2012

Graveyard: ft. West Coast Terrorists

Stitch By Stitch and Threshold Recordings introduce: West Coast Terrorists (WTC). The LP "Tactics Of A Serial Killer"was released in 1991 on Graveyard Recordings. Nowadays it's a hard to find record but with your positive feedback and support Threshold Recordings could be convinced to re-release the album.

I am proud to welcome Tragedy and E-Drama who provided some historical insights.

Tragedy: "First off, let me just start by saying that forming WCT as teenage kids with my partner in crime E was some of the greatest shit that I ever took part in. Not just the music; it was the whole thing that went along with being in WCT. I don't have the space nor time (nor proper legal representation) to go into all the details but let's just say we did our very best to get into as much pussy (E's primary mission), alcohol, weed (my primary mission), general trouble, and attempted thuggery that we possibly could get into in Santa Cruz."

E-Drama: "I agree this was released during the Golden Era of Hip Hop. I was involved in Hip Hop since the early 1980’s and had a dream to one day be a rapper that would go down in history. With this passion I would listen to urban Hip Hop, go to rap concerts and surrounded myself with people in the industry. I looked up to Kutmasta Kurt who was one of the very first pioneers of Hip Hop in the city of Santa Cruz and knew that by him making strides in the Hip Hop world, I would one day get there.
For me Hip Hop was a way of life and with my childhood friends it started with (MC Groove) with Chaz anthem to raw pieces with DJ Zeph. Experimenting but not finding my identity till junior high and high school friends Nate Curtis (The Wax murderer) and Greg Pitts (MC Tragedy the HitMan) decided that we all had talents and a common goal to do something different, something no one had ever done before." 

Tragedy: "We probably recorded about 40 songs at Kurt's "studio" over 2 or 3 year period. Kurt's "studio" being his bedroom in his parents crib with an 8 track reel-to-reel, two 1200s, a keyboard sampler, a mixer, and a couple other things that I had no idea what they were ... Kurt charged us $10 an hour for studio time. Back then, that rate to a couple of 16 year old kids who were laughing so hard during the sessions that we could barely get through a verse in a couple of hours, that was a lot of money."

E-Drama: "That was the creation of The West Coast Terrorists. This group was to be so controversial, so sick, so shocking that no one would ever forget, yet the beats would be hard. We knew that to do this took risk, would take relentless pursuit to be successful and we knew that we would have to mix in a few mainstream songs but only if they were about who we were at that time. This album "Tactics Of A Serial Killer" was something that we were so proud of. So much time, so much sacrifice and so much went into what we were doing, to have it finally on wax was a dream come true. The content was a combination of what we wanted to have for shock value, what we did; like drinking alcohol like crazy, stroking off (lmao), to gang life and drama which was a part of our lives too at that time. This was a huge accomplishment that I will always be proud of, and share with great childhood friends that was both fact and fiction. Good times , bad times, as much sex as I could get, friendships, drinking, fighting, cruising, hanging out, stroking to porn, shocking, mocking, pranks. Let me tell you it was a time that will never be matched. Decades later, this is just as controversial today as it was then. Be prepared to listen to our lives, The Murder capitol, alcohol, sex and what it was over bad ass beats. Be prepared to be shocked, scared, sick and laugh your ass off at the same time. Fa-Q."

Tragedy: "Listen, I've said a lot, I know it's not supposed to be a novel, but fuck you, this is my time to set the record straight. The bottom line is that we were trying to push boundaries in a direction we'd never heard done at that time. No one was talking about being a serial killer and doing the most heinous shit that any human being could possibly imagine, things so outrageous that it was ridiculous; well at least to us it was. Our songs made us laugh a lot - a lot of times our songs made people look at us in a way that was like, "I know you think your song is funny, but you know, it's not, but you truly think it's funny and I have to wonder about someone who finds this funny - you might actually be dangerous in some really weird and scary way." ... "It's been over 20 years now since this came out - I'm a lot older now, but still younger (and better looking) than both E and Kurt. If I had a 17 year old son who was creative and resourceful enough to make something like this, I'd be beaming with pride - so good job Mom! In closing I'd just like to say to anyone reading this (including you Kurt, and the fans- "FA-Q" - that's the deal, will always be the deal, and if you don't know, it doesn't matter, because we know and we're laughing at you right at this very moment."

I really hope you enjoy the read and that you became curious to listen to album snippets or several tracks available on the web. If we got through to you please leave your feedback in the comment section, on SBS or Threshold Facebook, send emails to Kurt, Mike or myself ... do what ever you want as long as you leave your feedback ;)

My very special thanks goes out to Kurt, Mike, Tragedy and E-Drama. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only!

Low Budget: LB-005 ft. Kev Brown (@RDF)

Low Budget and Redefinition Records collaborating again and the result is a limited edition sound sheet vinyl pressing of an unreleased track that Kev Brown. 

In 1998 Kev Brown hooked up the beat (Akai S20), started writing, recorded it on a 4-track cassette recorder. The song is previously unreleased but now gets press on a sound sheet.

A: 80FOUR (Vocal Version)

Produced and performed by Kev Brown for Low Budget Records.
Distributed by Redefinition Records.

My special thanks goes out to Kev Brown and Low Budget, John and Redefinition Records.

Samstag, 8. September 2012

Slice Of Spice: SSR-009 ft. K-Def (Series)

Slice Of Spice Records is back with the next Signature 7 Series. We got Paul Nice, we got Lord Finesse, now it's time for K-Def.

The whole series includes ten 7" vinyl records for those who decide investing in the full bundle. What you get is the limited colored vinyl edition of SSR-009, SSR-012 & SSR-014 plus the same as a limited picture disc version (Joe Buck designs). Also qualify for the bonus slice and get your hands on the bonus beats pressed on sweet flexi discs.

SSR-009 - What Goes Up ft. Rated R (Vocal bw Instr.)
SSR-012 - It's Going Down Sucka ft. J-Twice (Vocal bw Instr.)
SSR-014 - Long Gev ft. World Renown (Vocal bw Instr.)

SSR-12.5 - Buck Buck Buck bw Jaw Jackin'  ft. Prime Suspects (Bonus Slice)

SSR-FLEX10 - The Prelude bw The Monologue
SSR-FLEX11 - Night Hawk bw Gimme Some Good Ole Love
SSR-FLEX12 - The Spook bw Reid Again

Pre-orders are available now. The records will be shipped at three different dates. Check the whole store to choose your favorite package deal. Please check all other snippets directly at SOS soundcloud page.

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

Freitag, 7. September 2012

KicDrum: KDP-7-LTJ-TT-003 ft. Lewis Parker, T.R.A.C. & John Robinson

I already posted Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 of the "Silver Seven Series" and here we go with Vol. 3 - it is a pre-announcement by KicDrum, pre-orders will be available soon.

The record will be limited to 300 numbered copies;  100/300 copies will be silver grey vinyl. The vinyl comes in a black recycled paper jacket, printed with silver metallic ink. 

A: Tic-Tac-Toe ft. Lewis Parker, T.R.A.C., and John Robinson
B: Tic-Tac-Toe Remix

Written by Lewis Parker, T.R.A.C., and John Robinson
Produced by Drumz and Llingo
Mastered by Lewis Parker

My special thanks goes out to KicDrum. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

KicDrum: KDP-7-JQ-BB-002 ft. Jon Quest & Hubbs

"Drumz & Llingo’s production goes turnpike for this East/West Pennsylvania collaboration." The KicDrum producer team is back with some SP-1200 action. Philly’s go-to-production-duo with volume 2 of the Silver Seven Series™ release “Bar Buryin” featuring Pittsburgh’s Jon Quest and Hubbs.

"Hubbs starts off the track with a calm and stern flow that reflects his mid 90’s influences that include Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z, Wu-Tang and others, yet the style is all his own. Rapping clean up is Jon Quest. From P.H. he graduated, and was also nominated for Best Lyricist and Underground Artist during the 2009 Pittsburgh Hip Hop awards." [source]

A: Bar Buryin'
B: Bar Buryin' Instrumental

Produced by Drumz and Llingo
Mastered by Lewis Parker

Pre-Orders are live now
Shipping: Nov. 2012

The record is limited to 200 copies and comes in a black recycling paper jackets with silver metallic ink. My special thanks goes out to KicDrum and Lewis Parker. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 6. September 2012

Nobody Buys: NBR-12-002 ft. AG & Rise

DJ Snafu and The Bankrupt Europeans with a new 12" vinyl release on Nobody Buys Records.

The labels are designed in the well known Wild Pitch style showing the pink or the  green triangles. The sticker reminds to the "Times Up!" single by O.C. from 94".

The record with the pink label is limited to 99 copies and is available as a teaser to the main release with green label design. The 12" features two tracks from the forthcoming album "The Cornerstone" cat # NBRLP-001.

Side A featuring A.G.
A: The 21st Day (2004)
A: The 21st Day (2012)
A: The 21st Day Instrumental (2004)
A: The 21st Day Instrumental (2012)

Side B featuring Rise
B: Call Me Rise
B: Vanity
B: Call Me Rise Instrumental
B: Vanity Instrumental

Produced by Bankrupt Europeans, Cuts by Jazz T

Pre-Order now.

My special thanks goes out to DJ Snafu and Bankrupt Europeans. All copyrighs reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Redefinition: RDF-027 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk

The 12inch "A GIANT 45!" features vocal versions of some Union remixes by Damu including vocals from MF Doom, Talib Kweli, Elzhi and more.  The attentive audience recognize that the tracks were initially released on a 45" last year on Fat Beats Records. 

This limited white vinyl edition comes in a screen printed jacket including a 5x7 photo print.  The record plays at 45 RPM, some pressings have black swirls and splatters, some are clean white.

Another interesting difference between the Fat Beats 45" and this 12" is that this release got mastered by K-Def. My special thanks goes out to John at Redef. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Redefinition: RDF-032 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk

"Same Beat", originally recorded in 2008! Damu The Fudgemunk on the beat and killing the mic. Everything started with a free download but it's great to see the track finally becomes the vinyl treatment. Classic material on a high quality 7" vinyl pressing at 45RPM, complete with cover sleeve and no limited availability.

"Straight black vinyl, no color variations this time. Exclusive, but not expensive. This record will be available in other shops in a few weeks. Til then, get it from the source."

A: Vocal
B: Instrumental

Pre-Order: now

My special thanks goes out to Damu The Fudgemunk and Redefinition Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.