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.