Samstag, 28. Dezember 2013

Holy Grails: ASI-1020 ft. Ron B

The "Holy Grails" part of this blogspot is more like a personal museum for me as a true hip-hop and collectable vinyl fan. I fully appreciate the feedback I received from some of you also if it was partly negative.

Even though this record has been posted on blogspots and there is no product to be purchased from a record label or artist but this record is my personal holy grail and due to the name of this blogspot it's definitely worth to devote some attention. 

In 1990 "Ron B and The Step 2 Crew" from upstate New York released a 12" featuring the two tracks "Stitch By Stitch" and "Live Entertainer" on Asiatic Records. Although this record is a perfect example for a "random rap" classic (like a one hit wonder of a hip-hop artist) the record came with a full coloured picture cover.

The catchy piano sample [?where is this originally from?] but also the typical elements like scratches or a melody free drums medley provide "Stitch By Stitch" this unique character of an early 90's magnum opus.

A1: Stitch By Stitch (Vocal)
A2: Stitch By Stitch (Instrumental)
B1: Live Entertainer (Vocal)
B2: Live Entertainer (Instrumental)




My special thanks goes out to Ron B and The Step 2 Crew and the friendly seller of this record who made this holy grail mine 23 years after the official release year. Mission complete!

Montag, 23. Dezember 2013

Chopped Herring: CH1DEEP01 ft. One Deep

Chopped Herring Records released in 41 EPs in 2013 and the final one is a bomb for all those who luv the mid nineties sound and rare grooves.

Straight from the archives of Carlos Bess Chopped Herring presents One Deep - Crime Stories EP. To make this release happen CH had to bake the reels in order to salvage the masters. On the reels were an acapella, one unheard track and its instrumental as well as 2 more unheard dub/instrumental joints. This makes the Criminal Stories EP 9 tracks strong.

A1: Crime Stories
A2: If We Blow Up
A3: As The Beat Goes On (Remix Dub)
A4: Crime Stories (Instrumental)
B1: As The Beat Goes On
B2: As The Beat Goes On (Instrumental)
B3: If We Blow Up Instrumental
B4: West 83rd (Instrumental)
B5: As The Beat Goes On (Acapella)

All tracks produced by C-12, K.E. Cocco & Marlon Minaya



The "Crime Stories EP" is limited to 300 copies. The first 75 copies come on transparant/green/black vinyl - next 75 copies on clear/mint vinyl - the remaining 150 copies are on traditional black vinyl.

My special thanks goes out to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Carlos Bess and One Deep. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

King Underground: KU/HC-001 ft. MCM

KingUnderground teams up with Headcount Records to release a limited edition 7inch vinyl from MCM. The former MC of Caveman delivers two tracks.

The first track "R.E.A.L" features High Wycombe vocalist C-Lone - produced by Rinse Dog - cuts by Mr Brown. The flip side track is fully made by MCM.

This 7" release is limited to 250 copies pressed on black vinyl delivered in picture cover.

A: Rhymes Equal Actual Life
B: Been So Many Places

My special thanks goes out to MCM, Mr. Brown and KingUnderground. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 22. Dezember 2013

Comin Tru: CTR-IS01 ft. Tru Comers

Instrumental vinyl fans pay attention. Producer duo Tru Comers (Sperrow, X-Pert) present the "Green Tea Edition" featuring six brand new beats for your listening pleasure and mix sessions.

Vinyl plus sticker cover but beware this EP is limited to 200 copies and available in a handful of shops. Some links you can find below.

A1: Amnesia
A2: Travel
A3: Shit Is Tru
B1: Raw Taste
B2: Panic
B3: Overdose

Order: www.shop.rappartment.ch
Order: www.vinylism.de



My special thanks goes out to  Sperrow and X-Pert. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 19. Dezember 2013

Chopped Herring: CHQU22NS10 ft. Meyhem Lauren, J-Love


Chopped Herring Records returns with some brand new Meyhem Lauren material. After the collabo EP with Ice Rocks this new EP is a joint venture with producer J-Love who is also from Queens (check his producer discography here). 

The "Digital Camo EP" includes 4 new tracks from 2013, 2 tracks from 2004 and another track from 2009.

A1: Egyptian Musk
A2: QU Nourishment ft. Hologram
A3: The Laurenovitch Angle
A4: Never Work
B1: Real
B2: Stressed ft. Gab Gotcha, E Prestige
B3: 3 Dirty Rats
B4: They Scared

The Digital Camo EP is limited to 350 copies - first 75 copies come on yellow vinyl, next 75 on blue vinyl and remaining 200 on black vinyl.


My special thanks goes out to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Meyhem Lauren and J-Love. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 18. Dezember 2013

So Cracked Lab: ft. Odweeyne

Odweeyne of So Cracked Lab is a French DJ, producer and vinyl junkie. On his first vinyl project named "Black List" he features A.G from D.I.T.C and Sadat X on the microphone - both tracks got mixed by Dface and IceRocks of DXA at The Dirty Lab, New Jersey.

A:  Black List V.1 ft. A.G (D.I.T.C)

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

Dope Folks: DF-0045 ft. Disco Beave

Delaware lyricist Disco Beave released his debut single back in 1987 on Zim Zam Inc followed by a three track EP named "From The Projects" ft. B Get Busy in 1988. He returned later with a split cassette single featuring Twin B on the B-side.

Dope Folks makes those hard to find tracks available by releasing a limited edition EP - 300 copies only for the price of 20 bucks.

A: I'm Servin' ('87)
A: From The Projects
B: Hall Of Fame
B: I'm Servin' ('88)

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com
Listen all: Dope Folks Channel



My special thanks goes out to Disco Beave and John & Chris at Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 17. Dezember 2013

Dope Folks: DF-0044 ft. Ebony Broadcast System

1/2 Fro Recordz, Philadelphia, 1992. Foursome crew Ebony Broadcast System released their debut album "Broadcastin'" on cassette and the first vinyl single "Funkey-Rye-Men". One year later came the second vinyl release "Skillz".

Both records became "random rap" classics and achieve serious prices nowadays but the debut album remained unreleased on vinyl until now.

Dope Folks Records and executive producer DJ Tat Money present the "Broadcastin' EP Pt. 1" with the promise to fulfill the complete album release with Pt. 2 coming soon. Stitch By Stitch is proud to make a humble contribution to this long-awaited album release. As usual - only 300 copies pressed for a fair price.

A: Intro To The Essence
A: Broadcastin'
A: Funkey-Rye-Men
B: 2 Stepz Behind
B: Da Fine Example
B: Ah-Can-Do

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com
Listen all: Dope Folks Channel

Broadcastin' Pt. 2 will feature the tracks Store Close 4 U, Skillz, Roll Call, Black Cat, Obsession




My special thanks goes out to John & Chris at Dope Folks Records and DJ Tat Money. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

DXA: DXA-007 ft. DXA

Following their self-titled EP DXA releases a brand new 7" single titled "Rise Up" bw "Get On Beat".

This time the guys from New York team up with German producer Klaus Layer who lately released a few projects on Redefinition Records as well. These tracks reminiscent of DXA's 2012 visit to Germany. The artwork got designed by Drumat!c of KicDrum Products.

A: Rise Up
B: Get On Beat'
The 7" vinyl is limited to 300 copies. 



My special thanks goes out to DXA, Klaus Layer, KicDrum and Blunted Astronaut Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 14. Dezember 2013

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-016 ft. Beatminerz

Mid 2012 Ill Adrenaline Records released IAR-004 ft. Da Beatminerz. The 7" featured two tracks by the producer team featuring vocals by Tash, Rah Digga and Black Star.

IAR-016 contains same tracks but different versions. The "Sumthin" remix on side-A was recorded in 1998 - the same year as the original version and got produced by Mr. Walt. The b-side "Another World" is another unreleased remix produced by DJ Evil Dee. Just like the first remix (IAR-004) Da Beatminerz contributed another remix version of this track that got originally produced by The Creators in 1998.

A: Sumthin' (Beatminerz Remix) ft. Tash & Rah Digga
B: Another World (Beatminerz Remix Pt. 2) ft. Mos Def & Talib Kweli

The 7" is limited to 100 copies on coke bottle clear vinyl and some more on black wax. Also a cassette tape edition is available.

Order: www.illadrenalinerecords.bigcartel.com
Listen: here

My special thanks goes to Benny at Ill Adrenaline Records, Da Beatminerz Walt and Dee and all lyricist involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 12. Dezember 2013

Chopped Herring: CHBRA5501 ft. Brass Tacks

Here comes Star Point Tactics with Ice Breaker Classics. In the mid 90s Canadian group Brass Tacks released three 12" plus another one under the name DnD. The debut "Ice Breaker Classic bw Hidden Insight" is the easiest one to get and a real dope one.

The 2nd and 3rd released "Star Point Tactics EP" and "Game Iz Like" are more expensive and turn up not too often. Call them indie grails if you like.

Chopped Herring Records releases the "Game Iz Like 1996-1997 EP" that features six tracks taken from previous releases plus unreleased material. This is only the 1st part in a series of Brass Tacks releases.

A: Ice Breaker Classic
A: Game Iz Like
A: City Scapes (Alternate Mix)
B: Life And Death
B: Dangerous Life
B: Inside Out

The EP is limited to 350 copies - first 75 come on yellow/clear/red, next 75 copies on red/clear/green vinyl and the remaining 200 on traditional black vinyl.



My special thanks goes out to B! at Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 8. Dezember 2013

B-Line: BLN005 ft. Def Defiance

Def Defiance from Devon, UK was a crew of the britcore scene back in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Beside some promo tapes they released the official cassette only album "Hazardous" in 1992 that was limited to 100 copies only and is a rare collectors item nowadays.

The three members Shar, Project Cee and Rola decided from then on to work on different projects like Numskullz (just to name one).

Late November, early December B-Line Records releases a 7inch vinyl with one previously unreleased track plus one track from the very rare "Hazardous" album. It will be limited to 250 copies on green coloured vinyl.

A: A Rhyme Children
B: Chemical Attack

This leaves room for speculations ...

My special thanks goes out to the entire B-Line Records team and Def Defiance. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 5. Dezember 2013

Effiscienz: EFFI004 ft. Roc Marciano

The name says it all. Roc Marciano stands for quality rap music that convinced us over many many years. No matter on what record label he appeared those records were all no-brainer. 

With a remix project Roc Marci now finishes the year 2013 and collaborates with Effiscienz Records to release 3 of his latest hits revisited by French producer DJ Brans. 

A1: Do The Honors ft. Dino Brave, Lost Occupant

A2: Warm Hennessy ft. Hus
A3: Keep It Movin ft. Wyld Bunch
B1: Do The Honors (Instrumental)
B2: Warm Hennessy (Instrumental)
B3: Keep It Movin (Instrumental)

All tracks mixed by DJ Brans.

The DJ Brans Remix EP is limited to 500 copies - released date is the 16th of December.



My special thanks goes out to DJ Brans and Effiscienz Records, Roc Marciano and all featured artists. Special shout out to my man Wyld Bunch. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Wanna send free promo? Please contact me for shipping address by a click on the "gift card" banner on main page.

Slice Of Spice: SSR-039 ft. Audessey & A Cat Called Fritz

From Slice Of Spice Records comes an impressive new 7inch vinyl project featuring Soundsci MC Audessey and French producer A Cat Called Fritz. Next will be then the debut EP "Beats Per Minute".

The label prepares classic black vinyl for the DJs plus a picture disc and/or clear/blue splatter vinyl for the collectors. 

The design made it to the record of the week at Pirated Press!

A: By Design
B: The Hop

Order: www.sliceofspice.bigcartel.com 10th December


My special thanks goes out to Audessey, A Cat Called Fritz and Richard at Slice Of Spice Records. All copyright reserved, posted for promotion use only.


Artist websites:

Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013

Ubiquity: UR7329 ft. Soundsci

Five month after the successful release of Soundsci's album"Soundsational" the crew returns with the Instrumental LP version (UR330) and a brand new 7" vinyl featuring new remixes off two Soundsational" album tracks on a limited 7" single.

A: Styles - Dub
B: Coastin’ Reblessed

(Find the instrumental versions of both remixes as bonus on the "Soundsational Instrumental LP")

Both releases are planned for February 2014. Check out pre-order details at your trusted records store.

Order now: www.soundsciubiq.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes out to the Soundsci crew and Ubiquity Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 2. Dezember 2013

Dusty Platter / Soundweight: DP/SWR001 ft. Kista

Dusty Platter and Soundweight Records join forces to present their collaboration debut named the "Pushin Buttons EP" featuring UK producer Kista.


‘Pushin Buttons’ is a 12 track EP, consisting of a selection of unreleased instrumentals and hard to find vocal tracks.



A1: Stupid Mutha (ft. Tableek)
A2: Grandmaster Majere (ft. Sumkid)
A3: Off The Beaten Track
A4: Devils Shoes (ft. Sumkid & Rob Mckay)
A5: Talk With God (ft. Tableek)
A6: Moonwalk

B1: Stupid Mutha (Instrumental)
B2: Grandmaster Majere (Instrumental)
B3: Day Two
B4: Devils Shoes (Instrumental)
B5: Talk With God (Instrumental)
B6: Day One

The 12inch vinyl EP is limited to 250 copies on black wax with sticker sleeve. For those looking for a cool label shirt check also the Dusty Platter wear.



Order: www.dustyplatter.bigcartel.com or your trusted record store
Release date: appr. 7th January 2014

My special thanks goes out to Ant Cole @ Dusty Platter, Soundweight, Kista and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 29. November 2013

Redefinition: RDF-046 ft. K-Def

Mid June K-Def and Redefinition Records announced the first volume of the break series "Looking For The Perfect Break". Before 2013 ends Redef offers Volume 2 - nearly 40 minute mixtape on vinyl mixed by DJ K-Def. I

Do not expect to hear the same old sounds that you often hear on break mixes. K-Def took some of his personal favorites including many impossible to find sounds and rare grooves from his vast record collection, mixing in and out of songs at a rapid pace.

This 12" features nearly 40 minutes pure sound mastered by K-Def. This time it comes on black vinyl with another jacket designed by Joe Buck.

A: Nearly 20 minutes of rare grooves, breaks and more
B: Nearly 20 minutes of rare grooves, breaks and more
Listen: coming soon

My special thanks goes out to K-Def as well as to John and Damu at Redefinition Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 25. November 2013

Chopped Herring: CHSMOOTH01 ft. Smooth Criminal

Chris Davis aka Smooth Criminal aka U.P.T.I.G.H.T started his MC career in the age of 14 in a studio in Dallas. In 1996 he formed the crew "Disciples of Injustice" together with producer Kres-X and MC Lo-Key.

In the same year Smooth Criminal recorded the Straight Lynching EP (Shank EP). About 500-1000 cassettes got pressed but most of them got destroyed in a flood. At that time there was no vinyl pressing other than a handful of test pressings. 

Chopped Herring Records now releases the 5 track EP along with an unreleased joint from 1997.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The Straight Lynching EP is limited to 350 copies - first 75 pressed on yellow/gold vinyl - next 75 on yellow/black/white - remaining 200 on traditional black vinyl.

A1: Something To Hip
A2: Know The Lik
A3: Straight Lynching
B1: Shank Down
B2: Jah Jah Give Me Knowledge
B3: Holla At Me
Produced by DJ Kres X and Chris"Up-tight" Davis

My special thanks goes out to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Smooth Criminal and DJ Kres X. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 22. November 2013

Nike: ft. RZA & Reverend William Burk

As a huge fan of the mid 90s Wu-Tang releases I recognized that I rarely post vinyl from the 36 Chambers and that has obviously ome reasons. At first their fan base is still incredible so there is no argument to release a limited edition and second the new stuff is mostly not my favorite hip-hop style.

Since most of us had serious trouble with S**l T**ple it might take a little while before we can enjoy some more dope stuff from Shaolin but I am pretty sure RZA and his team will sort things out - sooner or later.

One of the doper releases I personally missed came in 2004. The project was part of a NIKE advertising with basketball star Lebron James called "Chamber of Fear” - an orchestra supported hip-hop track produced by mastermind The RZA himself.

The 12" is very limited and comes with full color picture cover. Those who didn't recognize this release but like it (like me) but also don't want to invest serious money can now get a 7" version from Hip-Hop 45 that is also limited to 300 copies - it might be a bootleg - I don't know.

A: Chamber Of Fear (Vocal)
A: Chamber Of Fear (Instrumental)
B: Chamber Of Fear (DJ Mix)
B: Chamber Of Fear (Orchestra Mix)


Link: Original

My special thanks goes out to Nike and The RZA. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 21. November 2013

Redefinition: RDF-047 ft. Klaus Layer

"Es Ist Wie Ein Kreis" (It Is Like A Circle) names the new 10" release of German producer Klaus Layer.

His late-summer debut The Adventures of Captain Crook" was the first international project between Klaus and Redefinition records With his new record Klaus continues his body of work with six brand new instrumentals.

The EP is a limited edition on clear or black vinyl and comes in colorful designed picture cover.

A: Als Die Sonne Kam (When The Sun Came)
A: Gemetzel, Geplant, Ganove (Slaughter, Planned, Crook)
A: Es Ist Wie Ein Kreis (It’s Like A Circle)
B: Die Gefährten (The Homies)
B: Immer Noch Hungrig (Still Hungry)
B: Ich träumte Von Diesem Tag (I Dreamed Of This Day)

Order: www.redefinitionrecords.com



My special thanks goes out to Klaus, John and Damu at Redef Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Red Apples 45: RA45-009 ft. Ray West & O.C.

Ray West and Red Apples 45 return with the EP "Ray’s Cafe". This time Ray collaborates with DITC lyricist O.C.

The EP becomes available on vinyl (2013) and on cassette tape (2014). Both come with nice cover artwork and 9 tracks in total.

Read more about Red Apples 45 and Ray West releases in the Stitch By Stitch Interview lounge.

A: Intro
A: Ray’s Café
A: Have Fun
A: Soul Kitchen
A: Go Back (ft. Milano, AG)
B: Lovers
B: Breaking Rules
B: YMI
B: Gotta Luv It

Order: www.fatbeats.com



My special thanks goes out to Ray West, OC and Red Apples 45. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Wanna send free promo? Please contact me for shipping address by a click on the "gift card" banner on main page.

Rapid Fire: RF-003 ft. Beyond Comprehension

In 1991 Beyond Comprehension released their debut and to date only release "Back To The Rhythm". The EP came with vocal and instrumental versions of 4 tracks produced by DJ Rave, King Cesar B and Kutmasta Kurt with full picture cover.

In December Rapid Fire brings the Unreleased Demos 1989-1990 as part 1 of the "The Rapid Fire Vaults". The LP got produced by KutMasta Kurt and is limited to 200 copies on orange coloured wax.

A: Gangsta Ken-Phlow
A: Somethin' Ta Prove
A: So Legitimate
A: Wildest Dreams


My special thanks goes out to Kutmasta Kurt, Beyond Comprehension, Rapid Fire and Threshold Recordings. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 20. November 2013

Redefinition: RDF-045 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk


There is definitely no need to introduce Washington's producer Damu The Fudgemunk. 

This vinyl release is a combination of the digital only releases "Spare" (RDF-002) and "Overtime" (RDF-003). Newly recorded, re-sequenced and retitled versions of the beloved instrumentals got prepared for this album. 

“Spare Time” and “Overtime" both revisited from the old floppy disks to create the best listening experience. The deluxe version includes a 7" that contains two previously unreleased tracks.

A1: Our Presentation
A2: Pulsating Pulse Remix
A3: Live on Because
A4: Ego Trouble’
A5: Jnota’s Joint
A6: Then in 04
B1: Leo the Gemini 1
B2: To DJ RBI
B3: Picturesque Storm Colorful Remix
B4: Leo the Ruler
B5: New Generation
B6: 9 Summers Ago
B7 Next in Line Y Society Remix

A: Spirit of Ummah (Bonus 45)
B: Coffee Run (Bonus 45)

Order: www.fatbeats.com or your trusted record store.

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

Dope Folks: DF-0043 ft. Young Zee

Next to the X-Ray EP Dope Folks Records releases part 1 of the Musical Meltdown EP by Young Zee. The Newark, New Jersey MC was one of the leading members of the group "Outsidaz" along with Pacewon. 

Young Zee's full length debut album got originally released as a cassette only on Perspective Records back in 1996. Part 1 features the first 7 tracks of the original cassette album (without the Interlude) and is limited to 300 vinyl copies only. 

A: Toxic Waste ft. Loon One
A: Don't Fuck With New Jersey
A: Problems
B: Tonsil Check ft. Yah Yah
B: W-Outz
B: Nerve Plucker
B: Stay Gold f. Lauryn Hill, Yah Yah

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.com (soon)


My special thanks goes out to John & Chris at Dope Folks Records and Young Zee. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dope Folks: DF-0042 ft. X-Ray

Record collectors reunite: Dope Folks Records presents the November/December releases. First of all we have another release by Darc Mind / Legion Of D.U.M.E. producer X-Ray.

His project "Monster Mixes" contains six tracks and features various artists X-Ray collaborated with over the years.

A: Run The Sphere ft. Monsta Island Czars
A: Doomsday Remix ft. MF Doom
A: You Da One ft. Darc Mind
B: Seen It All ft. Speiga
B: Century 21 ft. Rodan & Megalon
B: Broken Nose Flow ft. Kong

As usual the EP is limited to only 300 vinyl copies!

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com (soon)

My special thanks goes out to John and Chris at Dope Folks Records, Grandmaster X-Ray and all artists involve. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 18. November 2013

Chopped Herring: CHBU5H07 ft. Dysfunkshunal Familee

Who expected that Chopped Herring has more and more material from the Dysfunkshunal Familee? The saga continuos with the "Shit Iz On Point EP including recordings from the years 1994 - 1997.

The crew from Bushwick around producer Crazy DJ Bazarro returns with 2 tracks off the unreleased 1994 album plus 3 unreleased heaters which appeared on DJ Bazarro's cult mixtape " Bushwick Day" plus 3 tracks from the rare and currently in demand Da Dysfunkshunal Familee EP's from the mid 90's. 

A1: Shit Iz On Point
A2: B.O.U.N.D.A.R.I.E.S.
A3: Slipping (Original)
B1: Dwelling In The Attic ft. Us Plus One
B2: BK Broilers ft. Splattahouse
B3: You Can't Stop Da Reign
B4: Right Or Wrong ft. Finsta



The EP is limited to 350 copies only - first 75 copies come on green/white vinyl, next 75 copies on red/black/white vinyl and the remaining 200 on traditional black vinyl. 

My special thanks goes to B! at Chopped Herring Records and Da Dysfunkshunal Familee. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Taha Records: ft. True Masterz

True Masterz is an international operating trio consisting lyricist JMega The God (Los Angeles), producer Mighawd (Los Angeles) and turntablist DJ Grazzhoppa (Belgium).

The vinyl debut album "High Explosives Vol. 1” compiles 14 tracks of the first 3 digital albums Tree Of Life, The Almighty Mixtape and The First Atom. 

This release delivers golden era sample based beats and precise scratches. The LP is limited to 300 copies and comes in a stickered sleeve - pressed in the EU.

A1: Angelz & Demonz
A2: Hammerhead
A3: Devil
A4: Blu Steel
A5: Manifesto
A6: Gravitonz
A7: Ceasar
B1: The Now Godz
B2: Gospel Of Truth
B3: Heavenly Form (X-EQT)
B4: Bust Back II
B5: Microphone Champ
B6: Number Theory
B7: Fallin'

Order: www.vinylism.de (shipping: 1st Dec. '13)
More Videos: Youtube Channel


My special thanks goes out to True Masterz and Marwan at Vinylism. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 16. November 2013

16F: MS-1 ft. Major Stress

16F Music prepares a range of dope indie releases that come mostly from DATs that Calvin aka DJ Trouble Lee names his own. After "MC Price and DJ Trouble Lee" and "Da Chozen" comes an EP from the duo "Major Stress".

The Rare & Unreleased Vol. 1 EP contains 4 vocal tracks plus 3 instrumentals from the year 1997.

A: Lighters In Da Air
A: Lighters In Da Air Instrumental
A: If U Like Dis
A: If U Like Dis Instrumental
B: Gimme Sum
B: Gimme Sum Instrumental
B: More & More (Alternate Version)

All tracks produced by famous Saalam Remi

The EP is limited to 300 copies, first 100 come on red coloured wax the other 200 on standard black vinyl. Release date scheduled for January 2014.

Order: www.16fmusic.com



My special thanks goes to Calvin and Major Stress. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 15. November 2013

Slice Of Spice: SSR-036 ft. Marco Polo

The official release date of the new Marco Polo album is the 10th of December but the real fans and supporters of Slice Of Spice Records will have the opportunity to buy a special edition bundle with color vinyl and bonus record a bit in advance.

The bonus 12" just got posted by the label so here are the infos for the Stitch By Stitch followers. The flip side is very exclusive to this 12" and the only way to ever get this dope Masta Ace track on vinyl.

A: Back To Work ft. Artifacts
A: Back To Work (Instrumental)
A: Back To Work (Acappella)
B: I Refuse ft. Masta Ace & Wordsworth
B: I Refuse (Instrumental)
B: I Refuse (Acappella)

Order: www.sliceofspice.bigcartel.com




My special thanks goes out to Richard, Marco Polo, Artifacts, Masta Ace and Wordsworth. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 14. November 2013

Chopped Herring: CHDOAP01 ft. Doap On Arrival

The new Chopped Herring project is a Philadelphia release from 1992 that was until now only available on cassette.

The Eye Of Da Storm EP features 6 tracks by Doap On Arrival. The group consists 4 people - producer OPV, DJ B-Lo Key, TDK and Joose. 

A1: D.O.A Style
A2: Jimmy Swagglers 
A3: Black Zone 
B1: Words From a Brownman 
B2: Speak Da Peace 
B3: Soul Searchin 

Produced by OPV and B-Lo Key. The EP is limited to 350 copies - first 75 copies come on clear/red/black vinyl, next 75 copies on red/blue/white vinyl, and the remaining 200 on black vinyl.



My special thanks goes out to B! at Chopped Herring Records and D.O.A. - all copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 8. November 2013

Vinyl-Digital: VinDig021 ft. Ntan & BlabberMouf (Het Verzet)

"Start From Skratch" is the next release from the dutch combo Het Verzet / Da Shogunz. The two artists BlabberMouf and Ntan bring some real boom bap sound to your speakers.

The LP contains 5 tracks with vocal and instrumental version plus intro and outro. The Vinyl-Vigital exclusive is limited to 300 copies and comes with picture cover.

Order: www.vinyl-digital.com

A1: SFS (Intro) ft. Propo '88
A2: Still In FX
A3: Start From Skratch
A4: Da Militija
A5: Burn Dem
A6: Lock Down
A7: Get Shot (Outro)
B1: Still In FX (Instrumental)
B2: Start From Skratch (Instrumental)
B3: Da Militija (Instrumental)
B4: Burn Dem (Instrumental)
B5: Lock Down (Instrumental)


My special thanks goes out to Ntan and BlabberMouf and Vinyl-Digital. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 7. November 2013

Chopped Herring: CHUMANG01 ft. uMaNg


Umang Khosla has Indian routes and grew up in Richmond, Washington State. The young Umang would wake each morning to find his mum praying, the exotic smell of cumin in the kitchen and Bollywood soundtracks on the tape player.

In Richmond that was definitely an upbringing that made him stand out among other school kids and consequently he was often bullied just for being different ... [full story]

A1: Stay Focused
A2: Beat the Odds
A3: On a (Honor) Roll
A4: Land of Injustice
B1: Mic Operator
B2: Holdin it Down
B3: Ghetto Guitar
B4: Glass Thrones

Produced by B.B.Z Darney
Cuts by DJ Grazzhoppa

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The Revisited EP is limited to 350 copies - first 75 copies are on silver/white/black next 75 on blue/white and remaining 200 on black vinyl.


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

Slice Of Spice: SSR-035 ft. Marco Polo

Newport Authority Pt. 1 and 2 are very famous and well respected album releases by super producer Marco Polo from Toronto, Canada.

In cooperation with Slice Of Spice Records the next edition names "Port Authority Volume 2: The Director's Cut".

On 3LPs the album features 19 tracks in total that were not released on Pt. 1 or Pt. 2. Together with this November / December release Slice Of Spice offers a collectors edition with an additional 12" - only available directly via the label store.

A: 3-O-clock feat Organized Konfusion
A: Savages ft. Slaine, Celph Titled & Ill Bill
A: Earrings Off ft. Rah Digga
B: Can't Get Enough ft. Big Twin, Nature & Ft
B:Astonishing ft. Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, OC, Tragedy Khadafi
C: Trill ft. Last Emperor
C: West Coast Love ft. Mc Eiht & King Tee
C: Wrong Girl ft. Reach & Reggie B
D: Drunken Sleuth ft. Invincible
D: Michael Rapaport Intermission
D: Emergency Man ft. Malcolm, Martin
D: Strange Brew feat Gangrene
E: What They Say ft. Kardinal Offishall, Lil Fame, Styles P
E: Parental Discretion ft. Breezly Brewin
E: Underdogs ft. Supastition, Shylow
F: R U Gonna Eat That ft. Doppelgangaz
F: Sucka Free ft. Blaq Poet, NYG'z
F: Guru ft. Talib Kweli, DJ Premier
F: Glory (Finish Hard) ft. Masta Ace, Ag, Posdnuos, Dion Jenkins

Retailer: check your local record store (Vinylism, UGHH, etc)


My special thanks goes out to Marco Polo, Richard at Slice Of Spice Records and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

De Facto: DFE001 ft. Raw Product & Jehst

Raw Product (Mista Flix, Stealf) and De Facto present their debut release that features UK lyricist Jehst.
This release is available on a limited edition 7" and comes in a high quality heavyweight card sleeve and printed artwork. The record is also in a paper sleeve along with an 8 page booklet showing the evolution on the artwork, concept ideas, lyrics and liner notes.

A: Choose Your Weapon
B: Choose Your Weapon (Instrumental)



My special thanks goes out to Raw Product, Jehst and De Facto Entertainment. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 4. November 2013

Self-Released: ft. BC & Monowax

Late 2011 German producer Monowax released his vinyl debut. The 7" features two awesome tracks and is limited to 300 copies with sticker cover.

A: In Ya Ear ft. Critical, Planet Asia
B: Still Alive ft. BC

In 2013 the debut single gets a second press on very limited red color vinyl - in total 55 copies all together - but not for sale.

At the same time BC and Monowax collaborate again for a split vinyl release. The limited edition release comes on black or green vinyl while the green ones are strongly limited to only 50 copies - exclusively available from Monowax via bandcamp store.

A: Priceless ft. Yamin Semali
B: Do It All The Time ft. DXA, Too Deep

Produced by BC (A) and Monowax (B)

Order: www.monowax.bandcamp.com
Artist pages: www.monowax.blogspot.com and www.djbc.bandcamp.com/



My special thanks goes out to Monowax and BC. Also a shout out to all artists involved.

Sonntag, 3. November 2013

Vendetta: VV-003 ft. Drasar Monumental & M.F. Grimm

Picking up where the critically acclaimed first album left off: Good Morning Vietnam 2 - The Golden Triangle is here. Drasar Monumental and M.F. Grimm present their new release ...

The new LP is more cinematic and heavily constructed with sample abuse that instantly sweeps the listener into a hardcore hip-hop abyss that refuses to let all who hear it come up for air…

Release date: 7th Nov.
Vinyl edition of 500 copies

A: The Bear
A: 20%
A: Khun Sa
A: Golden Triangle
A: Caged Bird
A: Check Em
B: EconomicDeprivation
B: Percy Carey
B: Saga
B: What Went Wrong?
B: Burning Daylight
Listen: here / download snippets
Order: www.vendettavinylvietnam.com
My special thanks goes out to Greg and Percy. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ryks: RM-003 ft. SmooVth

Tha Connection is a duo from Hempstead, New York City consisting of Hus Kingpin and SmooVth.

While Hus recently released his debut album "The Cognac Tape" on Mello Music Group SmooVth collaborates with Ryks Muzik.

The compilation album is 11 tracks strong and feature productions by Doktor Rheal, Kryptonite and more.

A: Boom!
A: Don't Know The Half
A: Splash N Dash
A: It Don't Matter
A: New York
A: Never Had Enough

B: Blocka Blow Remix 
B: Rap Shit Remix
B: Dirk Diggler Remix
B: Don Dada
B: Drum Stick Remix



The LP is a limited edition project and becomes available at www.ryksmuzik.bigcartel.com

Follow Tha Connection here

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

Freitag, 1. November 2013

Just Listen: JLR-CNEP02 ft. Crown

"Pieces To The Puzzle" is the brand new 12" single by French producers Crown (of Grim Reaperz) but also the title of the forthcoming full length album that is scheduled for February 2014.

The title track features vocals by Los Angelas MC Rasco (Cali Agents), the flip-side features Scylla

Limited edition of 300 copies with sticker cover.

Order: www.grimreaperz.bandcamp.com

A: Piece To The Puzzle ft. Rasco
A: Piece To The Puzzle (Instrumental)
A: Piece To The Puzzle (Acapella)
B: Ecrans De Fumee ft. Scylla
B: Ecrans De Fumee ft. Scylla (Instrumental)
B: Ecrans De Fumee ft. Scylla (Acapella)

Produced by Crown
Cuts by Chinch 33
Mixed by Soundsizer
Mastered by Supervilain (of Grim Reaperz)



My special thanks goes out to Crown and the Grim Reaperz, Just Listen Records, Rasco and Scylla. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 31. Oktober 2013

Under Throne: UTLP001/2 ft. Da Beatminerz

Under Throne Productions is a record label from Japan that collaborates with producer team Da Beatminerz to release The Crawl EPs. The first Volume features the Down Earth Camp plus Sheef The 3rd and Dusty Husky on the flip side.

A: Fucked Up Now (Vocal)
A: Fucked Up Now (Instrumental)
A: Fucked Up Now (Acapella)
B: Raggedman (Vocal)
B: Raggedman (Instrumental)
B: Raggedman (Acapella)

The Crawl Volume 2 features Flashbacks as well as Monju, Era and T.O.P. Both EPs are limited to 300 copies and come in a nice label cover. All tracks produced by Da Beatminerz.

A: Jetminerz (Vocal)
A: Jetminerz (Instrumental)
B: Across The Street (Vocal)
B: Across The Street (Instrumental)
B: Across The Street (Acapella)

Order: www.underthrone.com (JPN)
Order/Listen: www.juno.co.uk (EU)

My special thanks goes out to Under Throne, Da Beatminerz and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Redefinition: RDF-041-T ft. Klaus Layer

Redefinition Records collaborates with StrictlyCasette to start the new "Blank Tape Tribute" series. First edition is the album release of "The Adventures Of Captain Crook" by German producer Klaus Layer.

Get your tape version of this album from  on www.redefinitionrecords.com - release date is the 4th of November. The tape comes with a beige shell. Pretty sure there will be some more ...

A: All The Time
A: Company
A: Into A Sky
A: Illest In Charge ft. Blu
A: In My Mind
B: Truly
B: Touch
B: Slow Down
B: Come Back ft. Scienze & Blu
B: Illes In Charge (Instrumental)

Vinyl Version: Redefinition: RDF041 ft. Klaus Layer



My special thanks goes out to Klaus Layer, Redef and StrictlyCasette. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 30. Oktober 2013

Vinyl-Digital: VinDig027 ft. Clear Soul Forces

The series continues ... German record store and record label Vinyl-Digital collaborates again with Detroit's crew Clear Soul Forces on another exclusive vinyl release. After Detroit Revolution(s) ...

"Clear Soul Collection"features 12 of their best tracks collected on this LP. All songs are 1st time available on vinyl - some of them have never been release on any format.

A1: One Million Miles From The Ground
A2: Pick Up The Sticks
A3: Push It To The Max
B1: The Greatest
B2: Blow
B3: Strangers In The Night
C1: Let The Beat Play
C2: Knuckle Up
C3: Won Too 
D1: Get No Better (Remix)
D2: Heart In A Minute
D3: The Tunnel

Produced by Ilajide (Kortez), Nameless, Best Kept Secret, King Midas.


This LP is a limited edition of 150 copies on cyan/turquoise colored vinyl - exclusive available from Vinyl-Digital. Further 350 copies on black vinyl available.

Order: www.vinyl-digital.com
My special thanks goes out to Clear Soul Forces and www.vinyl-digital.com. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 27. Oktober 2013

Heavy Jewelz: HJR002 ft. Terror Green

One of the most popular and requested demos that Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito ever played in their show gets an official vinyl release.

Heavy Jewelz presents Terror Green - The 1995 Demo EP. 

Along with more songs from the demo tape plus a bonus beats this dope EP is the second release from the label managed by Verge, Martin and Patrock.

A: WKCR Intro (1999) 
A: 45 Stitches 
A: Dub Dub (Bonus Beats) 
B: Much Terra 
B: Check Tha File 
B: Check Tha File (Bonus Beats)

All tracks produced by Dj Nastee (The 4Word Movement) and Audiodesiac - co-signed by Bobbito Garcia. This record comes with an 11x11inch insert of alternate artwork by the highly talented Mark563.

The record is limited to 300 copies but you can choose between black, clear olive green or clear green with black swirl wax (100 copies each).

Order: www.heavyjewelz.bigcartel.com


My special thanks goes out to Martin Catchwreck, Verge Tibbs, Patrock, Terror Green, DJ Nastee and Bobbito The Barber. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-012 ft. Debonair P

Along with the Remixes 2 EP Debonair P put together an LP with 18 instrumentals that covers pretty much all the instrumentals from both the Remixes 1 and Remixes 2 records . The instrumental EP is limited to 200 copies - 100 on frosted clear vinyl and 100 on green marble vinyl - and comes in a picture cover (same design as the jacket for the Remixes 2 record).

A: 24/4
A: Finally
A: Time To Shine
A: Surrounded
A: Shmoove Wit Da Ruffness
A: Next Stop
A: All Up In The Game
A: Half Man
A: Keep It Real
B: ...




Order: www.grrvinyl.bigcartel.com (International)

My special thanks goes out to Debonair P at Gentleman's Relief Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Gentleman's Relief: DPR-802 ft. Debonair P

Mid 2011 Australian producer Debonair P released his first Remix EP and it became clear that this guy will rock the new indie movement with his typical mid 90s beat programming. He collaborated with Six2Six Records and No Sleep Recordings over the last few years. Now he follows the request from the fans to release more remixes and more instrumentals - here is Debonair P.

The Remixes 2 features 10 tracks of 90's indies and comes in a picture cover. The EP is limited to 200 copies - 100 copies on cream vinyl and 100 copies on clear blue vinyl with black mix.

A: Philly Dot - Straight Like Dat Remix
A: Street Connect - All Up In The Game Remix
A: Souljerz Of Fortune - Two Of A Kind Remix
A: A.O.D. - Finally Remix
A: Da Noe Doe Network - Next Stop Remix
B: ....



My special thanks goes out to Debonair P at Gentleman's Relief Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 25. Oktober 2013

Diggers With Gratitude: DWG-021 ft. Emskee & E The 5th

It's official. The next release on Diggers With Gratitude comes in November 2013 and features Marc Smith aka Emskee (The Good People) and E The 5th.

The Marc Smith LP features 13 tracks and comes with a nice picture cover designed by Mr. Krum.

A: Intro (Inspiration)
A: Crack Water
A: Intellect Interject
A: Take A Minute (ft. Benn ILLA & Jesus Mason)
A: Annunciate
A: Divine Reflection

B: The Writer (Interlude)
B: When I’m Writing
B: That Ain't Cool (Interlude)
B: I’m Ready (ft. Saint)
B: Raw Cavernous
B: Fuck Shit Up (ft. Benn ILLA & Jesus Mason)
B: How Do You Say


My special thanks goes out to Emskee and the Good People, E The 5th and the whole Diggers With Gratitude family. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 24. Oktober 2013

Chopped Herring: CHHYP3001 ft. JW Hype

Chopped Herring Records came across the lost tape from JW Hype that got recorded in 1988. Straight from the old Fila distribution factory in Chicago they took this to created the "Prince Of The Hype Era EP". 

The EP is 8 tracks strong ... check it out!

A1: Work
A2: Quarter Blood Technique
A3: On The Phone (Girlies)
A4: My Dedication (The Juice Crew)
B1: Back 2 Work
B2: Facebook Skeezer
B3: Hype's In The Building
B4: Return Of The Strangler

All tracks written and produced by JW Hype.

Listen & Download: www.jwhype.bandcamp.com


The EP is limited to 350 copies - first 75 copies come on red/purple//white vinyl - the next 75 on purple/yellow and the remaining 200 on traditional black wax.

Dope Folks: DF-0041 ft. Poetic Menace

Most probably one of the most sought after records from Motor City Detroit got released by Poetic Menace in 1992 on Double Gee Records.

This time Dope Folks Records comes up with a straight-up re-release of this classic "Rymezof" EP featuring 6 tracks on 12inch - limited to 300 vinyl copies. 

A: Rymezof (Daassassin) (Original Version)
A: Kinda Funky
A: Takin' No Shorts (Irregular Rhythm Version)
B: Rymezof (Daassassin) (Radio)
B: Rymezof (Daassassin) (Instrumental)
B: Dassassin (Wicked Jeep Version)

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com


My special thanks goes out to John and Chris at Dope Folks Records and Poetic Menace. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dope Folks: DF-0040 ft. Reggie Capers

Reggie Capers represents Queens, New York. In 1997 Reggie released the 12" single "Suspect bw Servin MC's".

Dope Folks Records makes an EP out of these indie classics by adding the tracks "Suspect (Street Version)" and "I Apologize" - both previously unreleased on vinyl. 

A: Suspect
A: Servin' MC's
A: I Apologize
B: Suspect (Radio)
B: Servin' MC's (Radio)
B: Suspect (Instrumental)

The EP is limited edition of 300 vinyl copies.



My special thanks goes out to John and Chris at Dope Folks Records and Reggie Capers. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.