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


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)

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

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.

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: 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:

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: 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.