Dienstag, 30. Dezember 2014

Stereoboom: SBR-008 ft. GIT

"Basement Ghost" is the title of GIT's full length album an it finally gets dropped via Stereoboom. After the 7" teaser Git Craft from 2013 and the collabo LP with Hubbs early this year its time to enjoy the whole 16 tracks of the long awaited album.

The poison yellow vinyl edition is limited to 100 copies - 50 available via Stereoboom and further 50 available via Git himself.

In case you missed out on the amazing 7" there are less then 50 copies left via bandcamp (link below).

A: Git Craft ft. Hubbs
A: Magic SpaceShip ft. B.White, Sean Price, Beady
A: OK Corral ft. Pablo Neruda
A: 911 ft. Black Sun
A: Earth Hustle ft. Step Savage
A: Boyz In The Hood ft. B.White of The 58s
A: Apple Juice & Oxgen ft. Beedie
A: Alcohol In Me ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Distrakt, Gore Elohim, AZ
B: So High ft. Hubbs
B: Elders ft. Jon Quest
B: Suckas Don't Respect It ft. Ghosty of The 58s
B: Boom Bap Junkies ft. Primavera Vills
B: Still Raw ft. Beedie
B: Horrible Bosses ft. Jon Quest
B: Buck Will Do ft. Distrakt
B: Happy Ending ft. Beedie, Hobbs

Pre-Order: www.stereoboom.bigcartel.com
Download / Order: www.gitbeats.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Stereoboom and Git Beats. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 28. Dezember 2014

Long Live Hip Hop: 016100 ft. Red Venom

Peace! Hope you all enjoyed the Christmas holidays. In case you have some money left here is another recommendable release. 

MC and producer Red Venom (UK) was born in the early 70's. Everything started in the battle rap scene but over the years he got the chance to work with a lot local and international hip hop artists. 

As part of the "Long Live Hip Hop" series Red Venom recently dropped the Rehouse (B-Boy Supreme) EP on his own indie label. The featured artists are all true heroes from the golden era of Hip Hop. 

The record is a very rare limited pressing of 200 copies. Get your copy via bandcamp or via discogs marketplace. 

My special thanks goes to Mickey aka Red Venom and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014

Jamille: JML-013 ft. Oxygen

A new project to come up by Oxygen aka MC Just Divine and Darrell D's Jamille Records. The project is about a 7" vinyl release with two demo tracks from the years 1987 and 1991.

"Get Right" got rhyming over "Funky Drummer" with a live horn underneath. "We Got The Hype Sound" is a demo track from 1987 with lyrics over "Synthetic Substitution" with Johnny Guitar Watson "Superman Lover" scratched in.

Pre-Order: www.oxthearchitect.bigcartel.com

A: Get Right
B: We Got The Hype Sounds

Limited edition of 300 copies - 200 black, 100 green colour vinyl.
Design by Mr. Rum

My special thanks goes to Oxygen, Darrell D and Jamille Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only

Montag, 22. Dezember 2014

Heavy Crates: HC-004 ft. Burgundy Blood

Recently Burgundy Blood released the debut LP "Suede Comet" and its bonus tracks and instrumentals via Chopped Herring & Fresh Herring Records. And if that is not enough Heavy Crates prepares the sequel with "Suede Crates" for January 2015.

The LP contains 12 tracks with production by X-Ray, King P, DJ Bazooka Joe or 42 Blues (just to name a few). With guest appearance of Kool Keith and Sadat X this LP links to the debut.

A1: Splash Gordons ft.  Lunar C
A2: Jane Fonds (X-Ray Remix)
A3: Image Of A Don ft. Kool Keith (Magic Arm Remix)
A4: Triumph (King P Remix)
A5: Out Of The Box ft. Kid Acne & Chalk Mongrels Remix)
A6: Medina City (Fish Remix)

Freitag, 19. Dezember 2014

Chopped Herring: CHBA22001 ft. Shabazz The Disciple

Chopped Herring Records delivers more from the producer archives of C-12. As part of the December release series here we have everybody's favourite Red Hook Houses' MC Shabazz The Disciple with four 90's vocal tracks and two instrumentals.

A1: Organized Rime
A2: Lidushopahorraz
A3: I'm Breathing For You
B1: Crime Saga 2
B2: The Souls Journey A.D. (After Death)
B3: Ya Exodus (Instrumental)
B4: I'm Breathing For You (Instrumental)

Produced by C-12, Godzwrath and Freestyle.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The Lidushopahorraz 90's EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on gold coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on silver coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Shabazz The Disciple and C-12. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 18. Dezember 2014

B-Line: BLN011 ft. Whirlwind D

Ready for another release before Christmas? B-Line Recordings have this 7" release of Whirlwind D for us. The limited edition white vinyl release contains two new tracks and is available for order now:

A: Time Waits For No Man
AA: One Two ft. Rola

Produced by Whirlwind D and Rola
Cuts by Specific
Artwork by Matty Tibble

Order: www.blinerecordings.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Whirlwind D and the B-Line Crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 16. Dezember 2014

Heavy Jewelz: HJR006 ft. Ill Behavior

Before the year ends all our favorite indie labels drop new releases. Heavy Jewels moves over to New Jersey in order to release "Days Of Sin" by Ill Behavior.

The group Ill Behavior, which equals Izniz on the boards and two early Wu-Tang influenced MCs recorded these six unreleased demo tracks in 1994 - twenty years gone and now its time to kill the speakers. 

The record coms with embossed cover, artwork by Spek and fully printed inner sleeves. It is limited to 275 copies - 75 copies are on black / white splatter vinyl and 100 copies each on white or black vinyl are available.

A1: If There's Beef
A2: Days Of Sin
A3: Assed Out
B1: Savage Nigga
B2: Put Ya Guards Up
B3: Pushed Up

Order: www.heavyjewelz.bigcartel.com

Make sure you combine shipping with your order of the latest Gentleman's Releaf Records. My special thanks goes to Heavy Jewelz, Izniz and Ill Behavior. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 15. Dezember 2014

Chopped Herring: CHGH3TT02 ft. GhettoLandz

Chopped Herring drops one more release of GhettoLandz ... one more release with collaboration of producer Izniz. 

Ghetto Conspiracy Vol. 2 includes three previous unreleased tracks plus three tracks from the mid-ninety grails. More random indie pressure for the heads produced by Izniz originally recorded between 1995-1997.
The EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on green, silver mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on clear, purple, orange mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 copies are on traditional black wax.

A1: As the World
A2: Can He Come Out
A3: Getcha Open Remix
B1: Ginuwine Thoughtz
B2: Make it Happen
B3: The Toucha

My special thanks goes to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Izniz and the whole GhettoLandz crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 14. Dezember 2014

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-016 ft. Omniscence

And another release from Gentleman's Relief Records and another release from North Carolina. It's the new EP from Omniscence called "The God Hour" that features 10 tracks including 4 remixes.

"The God Hour" comes in a full colour picture sleeve and is limited to 300 copies - 200 clear, gold, black mixed color vinyl, 100 red blue splatter wax.

Order: www.grrvinyl.bigcartel.com

Watch out for cassette tape versions and CDs. Further new items on stock and if you like please combine shipping with upcoming Heavy Jewelz release. It's coming soon.

My special thanks goes to Deb. P and Gentleman's Relief Records and Omniscence. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Gentleman's Relief: GRR-015 ft. K-Hill & Debonair P

Gentleman's Relief Records is back with two new releases in different formats. First of all we have a fresh EP from North Carolina MC K-Hill named "Truck Jewels & Filters EP"

The entire EP is produced by Debonair P and featuresing 9 tracks including remixes. The record comes in a full colour picture sleeve and is limited to 300 copies - 150 clear/black copies and
150 in random color.

My special thanks goes to Deb. P, K-Hill and GRR. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-030 ft. Flip

Austrian rap producer Flip teams up with some of his favorite US MCees. Flip comes from Linz, and got addicted to hip-hop in the early 80's when he first heard joints by The Fat Boys and Melle Mel on Austrian radio.

In 1993 he founded the group Texta and startet producing tracks with lots of international lyricist who came over to Austria over the past two decades. Out of many tracks Flip recorded, he picked the best collaborations for his "Reflections" album.

Early 2015 the album comes via Ill Adrenaline Records. If you like boom bap make sure to take a listen and place your order for a black vinyl copy or one of the limited transparent green ones. 

Order EU: www.hhv.de

A1: Reflections Intro
A2: Dreaming ft. AG
A3: Without Warning ft. Elzhi, Phat Kat
A4: Hip Hop At War ft. Cymarshall Law, Skit Slams
A5: PUSH ft. Edo G.
A6: Do Sumthin' ft. Buff1, Now On, 14KT
A7: Sweet Music Interlude
B1: Top Chillin' ft. Kev Brown, LMNO
B2: Newagemotivationalmusic ft. King Solomon
B3: 3xDope ft. Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson, Big Tone
B4: Streets Interlude
B5: Danke ft. Pseudo Slang
B6: Mysteries ft. Tragic Allies, Killah Priest
B7: Reflections Outro

My special thanks goes to Ill Adrenaline, Flip and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Soundweight: SWR004 ft. Jorun Bombay

After the collaboration with Kista and Danny Spice Soundweight Records presents it's new project featuring canadian producer Jorun Bombay. 

The 7" is limited to only 300 copies, contains two tracks and features vocals from Ghettosocks and Timbuktu (both Canada). 

A: Funky Drummer (Edit)
B: Rock The Discotek (Teenburger Version) ft. Ghettosocks & Timbuktu

My special thanks goes to Jorun Bombay, Ghettosocks, Timbuktu, Kista and Soundweight Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 13. Dezember 2014

AE: AE019 ft. Fabreeze Brothers

AE Productions releases two more tracks from the forthcoming Fabreeze Brothers LP which is scheduled for early 2015. Yes, more from Phill Most Chill and Paul Nice !!!

The 7" is limited to only 100 copies for sale and arrives you in a colour heavyweight card sleeve. Each copy will be date stamped on day of order.

A: Audobahn
B: The Sure Shot!

Audobahn is an edited version of the track - the intro for the 7" got removed in order to make it "DJ friendly".

My special thanks goes to AE and Mr. Fantastic, Paul Nice and Phill Most Chill. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Structures Built: SBR-7-001 ft. Piece Of Mind

It's live: Stitch By Stitch is very pleased to present you a brand new 7" vinyl release by Piece Of Mind. Emcee G Roc Gayle and DJ Gedsi released their self-titled album in July 2012 via itunes and announced that a vinyl release is one of their next projects - and here it is:

A: Rap Phenomenon
B: P.O.M (Anthem)

"Based out of Toronto, Piece of Mind will continue to provide true hip hop music for those that feel that something is missing."

Order: www.structuresbuiltrecords.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes out to Gayle, Gedsi and Structures Built Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Dezember 2014

Dope Folks: DF-0066 ft. Snafu

... and from NYC we move over to North Carolina in order to check release #66 - Dope Folks Records last release for the year 2014.

"Blunt Smokers" contains nine tracks from the years 1995 to 1998 including four tracks from the eponymous 12" (Joe Doe, 1995) and five previously unreleased tracks. 

As usual limited to 300 copies, 100 of them are available on red color vinyl.

A: Blunt Smokers
A: Light It Up
A: Blunt Smokers Remix
A: Light It Up B-Boy Remix
B: That Rap Shit 
B: One Day
B: Where Your Heart At
B: North Cac-A Lac-A (Skit)

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Snafu! and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dope Folks: DF-0065 ft. Deep In Da Circle

Dope Folks Record finishes the year 2014 with another one-two punch. The first release (#65) features four previously unreleased tracks from NYC's "Deep In Da Circle".

The duo who released the sought after single "I b/w Stardom" in 1996 and another rare three track 12" in 1999 have indeed more material in the archives to be released. Amazing!

Tamir The Mastermind & Dal J'Ones aka Deep In Da Circle bring up material from the mid 90s.

As usual limited to 300 copies, 100 of them come on white vinyl.

A: Deep Waters '96
A: Provolone
B: Paraphernalia
B: Star Of Da Show

Produced by Funky Penguins Of The Left and Deep In Da Circle

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com


My special thanks goes to Deep In Da Circle and Dope Folks Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Show & Prove: S&PR002 ft. Sublime Wizardry

For me this is some sort of a local release. Brighton & Hamburg based crew Sublime Wizardry present a new two track 7"release on red coloured vinyl.

Sublime Wizardry consists of producer Merlin from Hamburg and The Remarkable 1 & One Native Son from Brighton.

The crew records Hip Hop music since 2007 and released already 4 albums on CDr. In 2013 they gave their vinyl debut with the "Best Of The Bunch E.P".

A: Keep Livin’ ft. Exile
B: Construct Or Destroy Remix

My special thanks goes to Sublime Wizardry. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHCHILLX01 ft. ChillxWill

Before the year 2014 ends Chopped Herring Records identified another fish swarm. I assume all the traditional fish men are prepared for a final battle with the sea!

ChillxWill was born in Tacoma, Washinton in the early 90s. With the age of 11 he started with rhyming and did the first recording session two years later. I assume most of the recording sessions happened in the fast 2-3 years and finally he drops his LP "Almighty" on Chopped Herring Records. 

A1: Tape Deck
A2: Warning
A3: Home Grown
A4: Cents Dae Wun
A5: Nickel Plated
A6: Pickin' Pockets ft. P Blackk

B1: F.A.N.z ft. The 6th Letter
B2: 1-800-Fuck-Outtahere
B3: 911 ft. BriskInTheHouse
B4: Dead Fish
B5: Ice Water Metallic
B6: The End

Produced by Mister Izm, Figub Brazlevic, Wirez, Jerome Cobain.

The Almighty LP is limited to 350. The first 75 copies come on white, gold, purple vinyl - the next 75 copies are on clear, blue vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes to ChillxWill, his producer crew, the guest MCs and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 10. Dezember 2014

World Expo: WE-003 ft. Jack Jones

The first in the single series for the chronicles of "Jack Jones" is about to be released via World Expo Records. Super dope release by Audessey of the great Soundsci crew.

The 7" release is limited to 500 copies and comes on clear vinyl with picture sleeve.

A: Jack Jones
B: Motivate & Move

Bonus: Brass Knuckles

Produced by Simon S and Tris 'Ol English Browne
Artwork by Mr. Krum

Order: www.mrjackjones.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Audessey and the World Expo team. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 9. Dezember 2014

Ryks: RM-004 ft. Giallo Point & SmooVth

Ryks Muzik returns with a brand new release in collaboration with Crates Divizion and producer Giallo Point from the UK.

Portrait Of A Pimp features vocals by SmooVth (Tha Connection) and guest appearance of partner Hus Kingpin as well as Asia J and Sean Rosati. 

The album features in total 17 tracks and is limited to 200 numbered copies. It comes with gatefold cover, poster and stickers.

A: Intro
A: Open Case
A: Midnight
A: Slick (True Game)
A: Hitman
B: Strength
B: Manuscripts ft. Asia J
B: Snitchin
B: Last Breath
C: Soldiers Ballad
C: Shooter ft. Sean Rosati & Hus Kingpin
C: The Heist
C: Diamonds
D: Revenge
D: Free
D: Final Shot ft. Rozewood & El Ay
D: Pimp Talk ft. Hus Kingpin

All tracks produced by Giallo Point (Crates Divizion).

Order: www.ryksmuzik.bigcartel.com (pre-order for Jan. 2015)

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

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

Structures Built: Interview With Piece Of Mind

In May 2013 Structures Build introduced themselves to the audience with the link to an upcoming release by the Piece Of Mind. Stitch By Stitch follows their movement for a while now and proudly presents an interview with G Roc Gayle and Gedsi - in time with the release of the first 7".

SBS: What's good guys? After a few mail chats over the last few months we finally get round to this interview. And it's about that time because in a week or sowe'll be hearing from "Piece Of Mind" and the release of the long awaited “Rap Phenomenon” 7”. First and foremost please introduce yourselves and tell us where you guys are coming from. 

G Roc: Word up, the time has finally come .... I’ve been excited about having this sit down chat with you Mytee. Sorry that it has taken this long, you know how business and life goes. Emcee “G Roc Gayle” is the name formely of Golden Disciples hailing from Toronto Canada.

Gedsi: My name is Gerrard Suyao. Also known as Gedsi in music circles. I’m from Toronto.

SBS: Who are the "Piece Of Mind" and please tell the headz how it all began?!

G Roc: Piece Of Mind we’re an emcee, deejay and producer duo. We create golden era sample based Hip Hop. Basically it all began with me meeting Gedsi through a mutual friend who was studying at the engineering school Gedsi currently teaches at. During a recording session Gedsi enters the sound booth then we ended up chatting about beats and rhymes. Gedsi then expressed to me how much he enjoyed my emceein. Gedsi can take it from here on.

Gedsi: Thinking back on that day, I remember getting to the studio and seeing a lot of movement in the iso-booth. I looked through the small window and I see a dude just rhyming into the mic with such intensity and passion. I had to hear the playback. I go into the control room and I immediately liked what I heard. When he was done I introduced myself and the next thing you know we start name dropping all of the same groups: Lightheaded, Starving Artists Crew, People Under the Stairs, Pete Rock and C.L., Pharcyde, etc. We quickly realized we like the same type of hip hop and that we should work together and so I passed him a few beats shortly after. One of them was “Rap Phenomenon” which ended up being the first track we recorded together. From there we just kept the ball rolling and continued to collaborate.

SBS: The album contains 12 tracks. Will you release the full album on vinyl as well? 
Gedsi: I hope so! If there’s a demand for it, we’ll make that happen. 

SBS: In August 2012 you released the self-tilted album "Piece Of Mind" via iTunes. Please talk about the genesis of this album.

G Roc: Well the converstations we’ve had in the beginning helped spark understand about one another and our interest related to the group, Hip Hop and individual interest outside of the Kulture. I learned a lot about Gedsi not only is he a dope beatmaker, deejay and studio engineer, he’s also a talented basketball player who enjoys watching the game of basketball just like myself, this strengthened our relationship on so many levels. Before we stepped foot into the studio to begin the recording of the “Self-Titled” album we had to make sure we were both on the same page creatively which was a natural progression into recording the album. It wouldn’t have been possible if we hadn’t been a liked minded.

Gedsi: For me, I was excited to work with someone who just understood where I was coming from. That was a good feeling for sure. To be honest, this album came about very naturally. I had beats, G Roc had some rhymes and we just put our head down and got working in the studio. I knew we had good chemistry and as long as we kept working hard we could create something people would enjoy.

SBS: The album contains 12 tracks. Will you release the full album on vinyl as well?

Gedsi: I hope so! If there’s a demand for it, we’ll make that happen.

G Roc: Structures Built Records we’re thinking about releasing a brand new version. I’m also going to re-construct the album with an entirely different concept to give it a brand new feel and sound. I’m pretty excited about part 2 which will be released on vinyl in the near future. The original version will also recieve the same vinyl treatment.

SBS: On "Rhyme Training" you feature Canadian MCee "Abdominal". Please tell me more! 

G Roc: We’re all from the same city Toronto Canada. I’ve known Abdominal for some time now first meeting him in 1994 through a weekly Hip Hop event called “Planet Mars” were we both shared the stage with some well known Toronto emcees such as: Saukrates, Kardinal, Frankenstein, Choclair and Mathematik etc. I’ve always been a fan of Abdominals music, I respect his drive and passion for emceein. We’ve spoken about making the feature happen a few times and it finally came to fruition in 2008 while recording an album with my former group Golden Disciples. Rhyme Training was origianlly produced by Insight of Y-Society and was planned on being featured on the Golden Disciples album produced entirely by Insight. Unfortunatly because of in group conflicks the album didn’t get completed and during that same year we split up. In 2011 that’s when the magic happened. Gedsi can take it from here.

Gedsi: I think we were watching the NBA playoffs at the time and G Roc started playing me the original “Rhyme Training” track he did with Insight. I was definitely feeling it but he urged me to flip it to a new beat. So I hopped on my MPC and literally 20 minutes later I had a loop going which fit perfectly with the verses. That version of the song was actually released as the remix (I know it’s floating around on the internet somewhere). The album version of the song, I created months later with a sample which should be familiar to all of the beatmakers out there. I really went to work on that one and I’m curious to see if anyone can identify the sample.

SBS: Most of the blog followers still buy a lot of vinyl. How much vinyl do you have and what status does it have in your life? 

G Roc: It’s great to see vinyl making a fierce comeback, who would have thought?. Currently i own 3000 vinyl, maybe even more, i’ve got to get back counting. Vinyl is a format i grew up with as a youth, most of my friends had pet dogs, cats and fish, i had a turntable and records lol. I can’t forget to mention the cover art-work and sound quality makes it all the better. Vinyl isimportant to me as much as waking up every morning to take a shower, it would stink if i didn’t purchase vinyl on a daily basis lol, it’s my yoga. I have to thank the blog followers and collectors, they play an instrumetal part right next to the labels that are keeping the movement a live and well.

Gedsi: I’m not even sure. Probably around the same as G Roc. I recently alphabetized my collection and in the process, got rid of the ones I knew I would never sample or listen to. 

SBS: From my point of view the album is how hip-hop should be. Sample based beats and scratching in the chorus lines. Who influenced “Piece Of Mind” and what hip-hop artists do you guys both listen to? 

G Roc: I agree, musically gospel, my parents, community, nature, the Rev. C Mac Donald (RIP), my Aunt Gloria (RIP), Uncle John (RIP) and my cousin Major Banks are my influences. Growing up in a gospel home with gospel music on vinyl and attending family gatherings introduced me to reggae, soul, jazz, classic Hip Hop and funk. Watching my uncle and cousin spin vinyl had me amazed and wanting more which lead me to the elders in my community who put me onto Hip Hop Kulture beyond music a lone. I still listen to Tribe, Special Ed, Boogie Down Productions, Epmd, Schoolly D, Spoonie G, The B.U.M.S and Gangstarr. Current artist Soundsci, Insight, Phill Most Chill, Y-Society, K-Def, Audessey, Oxygen, The Good People, Dj Format and more. Funk and Soul, Disco, Afrobeat, Jazz artist from the past the present. I will stop here, my list could take up the rest of our interview. Lets just say All Good Music.

Gedsi: My brother got me started at a real young age. I listened to whatever he was listening to and when he got his first pair of belt-drive turntables, I was hooked! As I mentioned before, we basically listen to the same hip hop music but as a producer I listen to EVERYTHING. Every genre of music has something unique about it and there’s definitely something you can learn from listening to a wide variety. Any record digger could agree with that. Back when I first started making beats, I idolized the likes of Pete Rock, Thes One, Jay Dee, Q-Tip, Primo, etc. While that hasn’t changed to this day, I’ve noticed that I’ve become more sensitive to the production techniques and works of: Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Bob Power, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Lou Reed, Berry Gordy, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. There’s just so much good music out there, and I want to hear and learn from all of it.

SBS: G Roc you’re an Emcee but also the CEO and Founder of "Structures Build Records". Beside "Piece Of Mind" can we expect more artists releases on your label? 

G Roc: For sure, there’s a whole lot of goodies in the works. I plan on releasing a remixed version that i call Piece Of Mine V2 of the Piece Of Mind “Self-Titled” album stated earlier on in this interview with re-recorded vocals, revamped choruses, new producer and cuts. So far we have two 7” vinyl releases planned for 2015. One from Audessey of Soundci and the second i’m currently working out the details. At the moment i’m gathering past material from my former group Golden Disciples, also recording an 8 track EP with my new group to be released out-side of Structures Built Records in 2015. Structures Built Records we plan to be around for a long time releasing quality Hip Hop music on vinyl and on a side note i’m always searching fornew untapped Hip Hop so stay tuned. We got the classics coming!!

SBS: Have you guys ever been in Europe? While the hip-hop culture downsized somehow over the last years the culture is still alive and the vinyl sales increase again. What is your perception on hip-hop nowadays and what do you expect of the future? 

G Roc: Never been, but soon. My perception is everything is irie if we’re talking about Hip Hop with substances and Hip Hop reminiscent of the golden era. For those who’re unaware they’ll need to get with the program. Don’t be ignorant like the rest believing the saying “Hip Hop Has Flooded” or “Hip Hop Is Dead”, it will take some effort on the individuals part to seek it out. Vinyl will be everylasting, that’s just my opinion.

Gedsi: I once had a 2 hour delay over in Amsterdam on my way to the Philippines... but I’m sure that doesn’t count.

SBS: I am really looking forward to encouraging releases in 2015 and beyond. Any other clues for the audience? 

G Roc: The pre-orders for the long awaited “Rap Phenomenon” gate-fold 7” will be live at our bigcartel page around the 13th/14th of December. That’s it for now.

Gedsi: Always working on giving people more music. 

G Roc: Shortly, stay tuned to Structures Built because The Structures Built Behind Bricks Of Steel! HIP HOP MUSIC!!

Gedsi: Always working on giving people more music.

SBS: Thank you very much and all the best. Talks soon! 
mytee Thor for Stitch By Stitch blogspot

G Roc: Thanks and all the best Mytee, i’m a huge fan of Stitch By Stitch Blog, keep up the good-works and the rest of the independent Hip Hop labels and artist releasing vinyl.

Here is a list of websites to follow Structures Build Records:

Samstag, 6. Dezember 2014

Crooked Cat: CCR003 ft. T-Max

Crooked Cat Records continues the cooperation with Boston MCee T-Max. "Live Wire" features another 6 tracks from his 90's unreleased archives.

The second EP comes with sticker cover and is limited to 350 copies. All tracks recorded between 92-96.

A: Crazy
A: Real MCs
A: Sweat Me Not
B: Let Loose
B: We ft. J Spriggs, Jim Witt
B: The Moment

Order: www.crooked-cat-records.com
Digital: www.crooked-cat-records.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Crooked Cat Records and T-Max. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 5. Dezember 2014

Effiscienz: EFFI008 ft. Fel Sweetenberg

Fel Sweetenberg returns with another EP on Effiscienz called "The Sophomore Jinx". After "The Invisible Garden" and the CD album the New Jersey MC (from the crew Da Nuthouse) drops the next  8 boomin' tracks on wax.

This is a limited edition pressing of 300 copies.

A1: Awful Pretty Pt. 2
A2: Look Into The Eyes Of Fel
A3: Light Em Up, Blow Em Out
A4: Minor Problem ft. Aul Purpis
B1: Ecetera ft. Ethel Cee
B2: The Nuthin’
B3: Skyz Fallin’
B4: Trubblesume

All tracks produced by Fel Sweetenberg except "The Nuthin" produced by Illmind.

My special thanks goes to Fel Sweetenberg, Effiscienz and DJ Loscar. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 29. November 2014

Vinyl-Digital: VinDig087 ft. Looptroop

Vinyl-Digital exclusive release for the second 2014 Record Store Day and Black Friday vinyl action. 

The "Superstarz" EP was the very first Looptroop release ever. Recorded and released in 1993 it was available on cassette tape and only given out to family and friends. No wonder that this became a grail and rarity for Looptroop fans. 

Vinyl-Digital presses the 9 tracks on vinyl for the very first time and as limited edition of 300 copies with sticker cover.

A1: Intro
A2: Nuttstyle
A3: Micskills
A4: Flowin’ Like Piss
A5: Interlude
B1: Bringin’ Home Da Bacon
B2: W.A.C.K.
B3: Superstarz
B4: Outro

All tracks produced by DJ Embee.

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

Montag, 24. November 2014

Mic Theory: ft. Wordsworth, HexOne & Monowax

MC Wordsworth and Epidemic rhyme artist HexOne join forces with German producer Monowax for this super dope 7" release.

Your purchase includes unlimited streaming of Buy Time ft. Hex One (Produced by Monowax) 

Released on white, blue, grey splatter vinyl the 7" gets shipped early December. My special thanks goes to HexOne, Wordsworth and Monowax. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chopped Herring: CHGONE01 ft. Various Artists

This dope Philly project goes back to a single release on Libra Records in 1994 called "Chaotic Frequency". Two of the three member were Cas and J-Rock who found a spot on the famous South Street in Philly. 

Since Cas focused on MCing he started with beat making and reconnected with DJ Sat One. They took advantage of their location and started recording with a bunch of the cats who used to hang around that area. "Nasty English" was a Philly-based graf magazine which DJ Sat One and the writer PRAZE started and the fellas incorporated that name into the cassette-only compilation "The Genesis of Nasty English" which was dropped in small numbers and sold in local stores and by hand. Read more [here]

A1: Simon Barr - Like Dis Like Dat
A2: Simon Barr - Emcee
A3: A.S.C - As Da Record Turns (Tape Version)
A4: A.S.C - How Low?
A5: Dece N cAS (Interlude)
B1: Cas - Sumtin 2 Feed On
B2: Minda Ova Matter - Chains Of Survival
B3: Chief Kamachi - Shorti Bomb
B4: Wise - Killabreed ft. Chief Kamachi

Produced by DJ Sat One, JRock, Cas, Monda Ova Matter
All tracks produced for ReadyRock Records between 1992-1995

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The Genesis of Nasty English EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on orange, silver, red mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies come on clear, yellow, black mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

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

Sonntag, 23. November 2014

Super Disco Edits: SDE-009 ft. Gutter Snypes

In order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Gutter Snypes "Trials Of Life" LP the label Super Disco Edits releases a 7" single with two previously un-released tracks from 1994.

Both cuts were recorded right after the LP got released. Straight from the vault of Gutter Snypes here we have:

A: Whatcha Mind Say
B: EGO Trip

Super Disco Edits offered 8 test press copies in advance for purchase. Unfortunately they sold out in no time. The official release date is expected to be December / Januar.

Order: www.superdiscoedits.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Gutter Snypes, Liberty Grooves and Super Disco Edits. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 20. November 2014

Chopped Herring: CH$AMHILL01 ft. $amhill

To be honest the artist "Samhill" is completely new to me so I leave you with the information Chopped Herring provided with this release:

"$amhill is from the Morrisainia section of the South Bronx.
He was born and raised in the Daniel Webster projects by way of Boston Rd, by way of Forest projects. He first experienced Hip Hop culture as a little child as it blossomed in the early 1980's. His earliest memory was picking up and reading the info on a record purchased by his older brother - that record was "Sucker M.C's" by Run Dmc. He is from the same block as the late, great Tim Dog and came up in the same community as Ultramagnetic M.C's. 

Hip Hop has been embedded in $amhill from an early. He began rapping at 14, as a suggestion by friends on 167th st & Boston Rd. Rapping became a reality the day he saw Show of Showbiz & A.G. on Boston Rd right after seeing him on Video Music Box. $amhill credits his immense passion for hip hop to Show & A.G. who had a severe influence on his career..." [source]

A1: The Sky
A2: Vagina Monologues
A3: Changed Man
A4: Verses
B1: Poetic Justice
B2: Not Respected
B3: The $amhill Story

Produced by Preservation, $amhill, Dave Dar and RTNC
Mastered by Lewis Parker
Art/Design by Dral Ink

"The Preface" is limited to 350 copies. The first 75 copies come on white, red, purple mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies come on clear, red, black mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring Records, Samhill and Lewis Parker. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 17. November 2014

Fat Hop: SPECIAL-009 ft. Neighbourhood Threat

Jerome Hill came across some tracks from the early 90s hip-hop crew "Neighbourhood Threat".

Three tracks were recorded in 1992 on demo cassette only (mixed by Roots Manuva) and another three tracks became available on Dope Traffickin' Records in 1993 via a white label 12".

The six track vinyl release comes with with fully artworked sleeve. Get yours as long as its available. 

Order: www.swervingthecommunity.com

A1: Say What I Wanna Say
A2: Oh Shit Thats The Jam
A3: Three Man Threat
B1: Proceed With Caution
B2: Change To Advance
B3: Creepin Up On The Downlow

My special thanks goes to Jerome Hill at Fat Hop Records and the Neighbourhood Threat. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Fresh Herring: CHBURG001 ft. Burgundy Blood

Chopped Herring & Fresh Herring records proudly presents Burgundy Blood and the debut LP "Suede Comet". The album is packaged in a full colour gate fold sleeve, designed by the excellent Mishka Henner.

"Suede Comet" features guest apperances from Kool Keith, Sadat X, Meyhem Lauren & X-Ray aka King Cesar.

Produced by Kill Money

In August 2013 Chopped Herring presented the first Burgundy Blood release and in case you missed out check here.

A1: Jane Fonda
A2: Splash Gordons ft. Meyhem Lauren
A3: Bury Fools
B1: Image Of A Don ft. Kool Keith
B2: Jewmaicans
B3: Phil Coffins
B4: One Word Answer ft. X-Ray (King Cesar)
C1: Out The Box ft. Konny Kon & Chalk
C2: Media City
C3: Elephants Breath ft. Sadat X
D1: Triumph
D2: Vanderbilt
D3: Suede Comet ft. X-Ray (King Cesar)

Instrumental EP (FHINST01):
A1: Jane Fonda (Instrumental)
A2: Splash Gordons (Instrumental)
A3: Bury Fools (Instrumental)
A4: Image Of A Don (Instrumental)
B1: Jewmaicans (Instrumental)
B2: Phil Coffins (Instrumental)
B3: Out The Box (Instrumental)
B4. Triumph (Instrumental)

Bonus EP (FHBONU501):
A1: Jay Glaze & Rod Hotley - Out To Lunch
A2: Burgundy Blood - Bacon
A3: Burgundy Blood - Hello (Instrumental)
B1: Burgundy Blood - I Got A Question For Ya
B2: Burgundy Blood - Image Of A Don ft. Keith Keith (Acapella)
B3: Burgundy Blood - Splash Gordons ft. Meyhem Lauren (Acapella)

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The bundle deal is limited to 175 copies with the first 75 copies on clear, red, purple mixed coloured vinyl, 150 coloured instrumental versions and 75 clearredpurple bonus EPs. 
The 2LP is limited to 500 copies including the bundle deal copies plus additional 150 copies on burgundy vinyl and 275 copies on black wax.
The instrumental version is limited to 350 copies including the bundle deal copies plus additional 75 burgundy copies and 200 copies on black wax.

My special thanks goes to Fresh Herring, Burgundy Blood, X-Ray and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Tommy Boy: ft. Ghostface Killah

If it comes to a release of one of the core member from the almighty Wu-Tang Clan it can be no question of a limited edition in a traditional sense but if you get a cool extra with your pre-order and the sound is dope, the release is definitely something for the Stitch By Stitch blogspot.

In the last few years I passed on most Wu-Tang releases because I still expect every release has to have the traditional Shaolin sound. Well call me antiquated but thats what I still expect from Wu-Tang affiliated album that sounds dope.

Ghostface Killah is one of those who are good for a dope album and with "36 Seasons" he proves this thesis again. The exclusive Get On Down vinyl release also comes with a 24 page booklet. For the beats Brooklyn's production team "The Revelations" take responsibility. Guest vocals come from AZ, Kool G Rap, Pharoahe Monch, Kandace Springs and Rell & Tre Williams.

A: The Battlefield
A: Love Don't Live Here No More
A: Here I Go Again
A: Loyalty
A: It's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate
A: The Dogs of War
A: Emergency Procedure
B: Double Cross
B: Bamboo's Lament
B: Pieces To The Puzzle
B: Homicide
B: Blood In The Streets
B: Call My Name
B: I Love You For All Seasons

Pre-Order: www.getondown.com
Bundle: www.getondown.com

My special thanks goes to Ghostface Killah Tommy Boy and Get On Down. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Diggers With Gratitude: DWG-020 ft. IBM Nation

In January 2013 ended one of the most spectacular ebay auctions for a hip-hop item. It was about the demo tape of IBM Nation that sold for 1.315 US$ to an anonym bidder.

IBM Nation (Philly) dropped a random rap vinyl EP back in 1990. The original record is a very rare collectors item. The guys from Diggers With Gratitude finally make it happen that the IBM Nation fast rap tracks get played on more turntables in the future.

In a limited edition of 200 copies DWG will drop the vinyl on 17th November on green and blue  splatter wax. The Brainiac E.P. contains the 4 original tracks from the debut 12" plus the two previously unreleased tracks from the demo tape.

A: Brainiac
A: Original Black Man
A: Rockin' Music*
B: I'm A Do What I Like
B: This Is For The Nation
B: Down With The Family*

*previously unreleased

Order: www.ibmnation.bigcartel.com

My special thanks goes to Rare Dave, Chr!s, Shaker, IBM Nation and Tropical Fantasy. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 16. November 2014

Ill Adrenaline: IAR-029 ft. uMaNg

The discography of uMaNg shows three previous released albums. The debut album "First Impression came in 2011 in collaboration with Kick Back followed by "Latest Impression". Both came on CDr only.

Last year uMaNg gave his vinyl release debut via Chopped Herring Records called "The Revisited EP". New Jersey originated emcee uMaNg, reunites with Swedish producer B.B.Z. Darney to release "The Black Rose Certificate." on Ill Adrenaline Records.

"Over the course of 14 tracks, the duo sonically stick to their traditional "boom-bap" roots, whilst also bringing sounds that range from "darker" to "aggressive", to even more "melancholic". The production B.B.Z. Darney showcases is heavier, more conceptual than previous releases. uMaNg has been notable throughout his career for being a clever & witty, punchline heavy emcee. While staying true to his stylings on the mic, he gets deeper & more transparent than past albums have suggested. For every braggadocious track, there is another where the Jersey emcee bares his soul through the pen, opening up about past discretions, family HIStory, amongst other topics on the emcee's mind. Also unlike "Lasting Impressions" & "The Revisited", that found the duo being the lone contributors to their works alongside the legendary DJ Grazzhoppa, they now bring along with them close collaborators as well as in-label artists. The album features tracks from the likes of Brick City veteran and close Artifacts affiliate Beneficence, Purpose of the Tragic Allies camp, close friends HexOne & Tek-nition of the critically acclaimed duo Epidemic, and Hashfinger to lend their talents and further enhance the album's disposition." [source]

A: Bad Guy
A: Urban Legends
A: Accomplices
A: The Masterplan ft. Beneficence
A: Suited UpA: Portait Of Ruin
A: Correct Techniques
B: Blaze Of Glory
B: Get It Straight ft. Purpose
B: Separate The Real
B: People Telling Us
B: Night's Gone
B: Broken Fences
B: Black Roses ft. Epidemic

All tracks produced by B.B.Z Darney

My special thanks goes to uMaNg, BBZ Damey, Ill Adrenaline Records and all featured artists. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 13. November 2014

Chopped Herring: CHM4DNE551 ft. Madness

Following the Ghettolandz release Chopped Herring presents another Izniz produced EP by "The Madness". "Intergalactic Tactics" contains 5 unreleased tracks  plus one from the super rare 12".

The crew consists of Izniz, I God, I Right, Shyheed & Original Blackman and they all come from New Jersey. Some might have heard about a Madness release recently, and so know about the high quality of this music.

A1: Intergalactic Tactics
A2: Rain Storms
A3: Remedy
B1: Imagine This
B2: 95 Was Live
B3: Won't Be Around This Year

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

The EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on green / silver mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies come on clear, purple & orange mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax. 

My special thanks goes to Madness, Izniz and Chopped Herring Records. Alll copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 12. November 2014

Cold Rock Stuff: CRS-002 ft. Mac McRaw, Audessey, Oxygen

Today we have the brand new release of Cold Rock Stuff for you. Mac McRaw, Audessey & Oxygen spit rhymes on a two track single entitled B-Boy Bionics / Dust. 

The 12" is limited to 300 copies (250 commercially available) and comes in full color picture sleeve designed by Mr. Krum. Enjoy the different mixes of both tracks. 

The record is on stock - no pre-order.

A1: B-Boy Bionics
A2: Dust (McRaw's OG SP1200 Demo Version)
A3: Dust (Daily Diggers Remix)
B1: Dust (Jack Jones Remix)
B2: B-Boy Bionics (Instrumental)
B3: Dust (McRaw's OG SP1200 Demo Instrumental)

Order: www.coldrockstuff.com

My special thanks goest to Cold Rock Stuff, Ox, Anthony and McRaw. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Peasant Podium: ft. Silent Someone

With only one 7" single release Silent Someone (from the Bronx) built up his fan base and with his producer skillz he catched the attention of MCs like Oxygen, Emskee, Akbar or El Da Sensei (to only name some).

On Peasant Podium he recently announced the Lab82 12inch but there is good hope that also his full-length project "I Have Company" gets a proper vinyl release.

1. Intro
2. We Got Company ft. Akbar
3. Put It On ft. Mazzi, Vicky Green
4. Lab82 ft. Shaz Ill York, El Da Sensei, Oktober Zero
5. Natural ft. Gee Dubs
6. Interlude
7. King Magnetic ft. King Magnetic
8. A Dope MC ft. LB
9. Grey Skies ft. John Robinson
10. Interlude 2
11. Rhinoceros Funk ft. Rhinoceros Funk
12. Silent Hill ft. Yahzeed
13. Interlude 3
14. Special Effects ft. Tame One
15. El Greco ft. Dave Dar
16. Live From Pelham ft. Emskee
17. Derek X ft. Sadat

My special thanks goes out to Silent Someone, Akbar, Emskee and anyone else involved in this project. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 9. November 2014

Dusty Platter: DP006 ft. Jazz Spastiks

Following on from 'The Product' LP Dusty Platters continues the collaboration with Jazz Spastiks and proudly presents 'The Product Remixes".

The Remix LP features 6 tracks including their vocal and instrumental versions. The guest appearances on each individual track remain the same as on the the original version.

The record gets released with sticker cover really soon.

A1: Power Of The Tongue Remix ft. Sach
A2: Dumb! Remix ft. Yesh
A3: Move Remix ft. Apani B Fly
A4: Delicious Remix ft. Count Bass D
A5: Frequency Remix ft. Moka Only
A6: Parley To Parlet Remix ft. Ladybug Mecca

B1: Power Of The Tongue Remix Instrumental
B2: Dumb! Remix Instrumental
B3: Move Remix Instrumental
B4: Delicious Remix Instrumental
B5: Frequency Remix Instrumental
B6: Parley To Parlet Remix Instrumental

The Product Remix LP is limited to 500 copies only - 300 copies pressed on black vinyl, 200 pressed on transparent blue vinyl.

My special thanks goes to Dusty Platter and Jazz Spastiks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 8. November 2014

AE: PROMO ft. Fabreeze Brothers

AE Productions and the Fabreeze Brothers let go ONLY 30 exclusive album samplers in order to help project funding.

The 4 track EP of Paul Nice & Phill Most Chill is designed to be a promotion item only and is not really for sale - so hence the small quantity available.

The Exclusive Album Sampler comes in stickered AE company sleeve and has hand stamped labels as well as an info sheet. 

The cost per copy is £29.99 + shipping and your purchase is strictly limited to 1 copy per customer. If you are interested in a copy please send an email and wait for feedback on availability.

A: Powerman & Iron Fist
A: How To Cut & Paste (Lesson 1)
B: Golden Crown ft. Oxygen
B: The Break Down

Listen: to latest Fabreeze Brothers releases

My special thanks goes to Mr. Fantastic, Paul Nice, Phill Most Chill and Mr. Krum. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

AE: AE014 ft. Journeymen

Bristol based crew crew "The Journeymen" consists of Coherent, Gee Swift, Rola, Truck and Mr Fantastic and presents the album "The Four Corners".

The 10 tracks of the album are pressed on black vinyl (400 copies) and comes in full colour picture sleeve. The artwork is designed by Bristol Graffiti legend Turroe One.

Supporters of the vinyl project also receive a unique digital download code that can be redeemed at the Journeymen's bandcamp page and which includes 3 bonus tracks.

To save on shipping costs watch out for another release project by the world famous Fabreeze Brothers (Phill Most Chill & DJ Paul Nice).

A: Four Corners
A: Brick By Brick
A: Make A Connection
A: Giants Breathing
A: Hold Time
B: Super Soakers
B: Two Days
B: Gas Guzzler
B: Mind The Gap
B: Detoxin

My special thanks goes to AE-Productions, Mr. Fantastic and the whole Journeymen. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 5. November 2014

Vinyl-Digital: VinDig045 ft. Masta Ace

Vinyl Digital presents the second volume of "Hits U Missed" by Juice Crew member "Masta Ace". In spring the Berlin based label released the first 12 tracks and another 13 selected cuts are on this dope record.

The exclusive release is a limited edition of 300 copies and includes also the second part of the mega-poster (140x150 cm).

Release date: 12-DEC-2014

Vol 1 & 2: www.vinyl-digital.com

A1: A.B.C. ('97 Original)
A2: The Wildness
A3: Brooklyn Masala
A4: Give It To Me Craig G
A5: Heartbreak
A6: Is This The End?
B1: Hold It Down
B2: Freestyle (At DJ279)
B3: Enuff
B4: My Nine
B5: Freestyle Apocalypse
B6: Soda & Soap
B7: Four Brothers

My special thanks goes to Masta Ace and Vinyl Digital. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.