Samstag, 31. Mai 2014

Slimstyle: THIN075 ft. Cormega

Five years have passed since Cormega released his last album "Born & Raised". Now he returns with an 11 track strong long player named "Mega Philosophy" entirely produced by Large Professor.

The album also features a lot of famous MCs including AZ, Redman, Styles P, Nature, Reakwon and more.

Red Line takes care of it's online distribution and offers a limited edition of 500 copies on transparent royal blue vinyl but also black vinyl will be available after the first 500 sold out. In preparation is also a cassette version.

A1: A New Day Begins
A2: MARS ft. AZ, Redman, Styles P
A3: Industry
A4: More intr. Chantelle Nandi
A5: Reflection
A6: DU (Divine Unity) ft. Nature
B1: Honorable ft. Raekwon
B2: Rap Basquiat
B3: Rise ft. Maya Azucena
B4: Home ft. Black Rob
B5: Valuable Lessons ft. Jarell Perry


My special thanks goes out to Cormega, Large P, Slimstyle and Jamieson @ Red Line Distribution. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 30. Mai 2014

Fresh Herring: FH0001 ft. Dreamtek

Chopped Herring Records introduces it's new sub-label "FRESH HERRING RECORDS" with the debut release "Tek The Terrible" by Chicago MC and beatmaker Dreamtek.

In October 2013 Dreamtek collaborated with the group Epidemic (Hex One, Tek-nition, DJ Tha Boss) in order to release the album Bassment Tapes Volume 1.

This debut vinyl release is only the starting point from a catalogue full of newer indie releases available for an achievable price. If you liked the previous Chopped Herring Records you should definitely check them out as the quality control is done by the same dude ... B!

A1: Long Awaited (Intro)
A2: What the Fuck
A3: Old Number 7
A4: Respect The Oddities
A5: Fair One
B1: Ain't One Of Em
B2: What I Came For
B3: Three The Hard Way
B4: Lord Forgive Me
B5: Tek The Terrible

The "Tek The Teribble EP" is limited to 275 copies - the first 75 copies come on solid blue coloured vinyl, the next 75 copies come on clear vinyl and the remaining 125 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes out to B! at Fresh Herring Records and Dreamtek. Also a shout out to Epidemic. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 29. Mai 2014

Heavy Links: ft. Habitat & DJ Severe

Habitat is about to release his debut solo album "Empire Building" on Boom Bap Professionals in cooperation with Heavy Links.

The LP is limited to 100 copies on 12" vinyl featuring Mnsr Frites & Archetype of Granville Sessions, Luca Brazi & Oli Sudz (B.O.M.B), El Tel The Dopeness of Heavy Links and Chrome of Def Tex.

Order your copy and some merchandise products at The LP contains 10 tracks including the anthem "Valhalla Rhyming" and comes in white jacket with purple sticker.

A: Empire Intro
A: Valhalla Rhyming
A: Lost Technology
A: Deep Purple
A: Polyrhythmic
B: Distraction
B: Set Em Free
B: Empire Building
B: Early Bird
B: Atlas Shrugged

My special thanks goes out to Habitat, DJ Severe and everybody involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Slice Of Spice: SSR-042 ft. Showbiz & A.G.

D.I.T.C Ent. and Slice Of Spice Records finally released the vinyl versions of "The Remix Project". Next to the official version and the instrumental version collectors can select the blue colored vinyl edition (300) which includes additionally the 12" single "Diggin' In The Crates Remix" produced by DJ Premier.

The limited edition 12" (300) comes with label design referring to the legendary "Soul Clap EP" and a stickered cover. Exclusive for the full color collectors bundle this 12" comes on red vinyl. 

A: Diggin' In The Crates Remix
B: Diggin' In The Crates Remix Instrumental
B: Diggin' In The Crates Original Acappella


My special thanks goes out to Richard at Slice Of Spice, the whole D.I.T.C. fam, all remix producers and featured MCs. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHPA22001 ft. Pazz The Jazz

Even if I have always been focused on the US hip-hop scene from time to time it's worth to see what the European Hip-Hop scene did in the early to mid 90s.

Chopped Herring Records digged thru the crates of Rotterdam's early b-boy, DJ and rap history and releases the demos of Pazz The Jazz originally recorded from 1992 - 1993. 

This crew consisted out of rappers Earnasty, Dimension, B-Rough and DJ/producer Chris H. but like other indie groups they couldn’t capitalize on their underground success due to unwilling record labels.

A1: Jump Kick
A2: Step If Ya Wanna
A3: Give 'Em What They Want
A4: Nappy Nigga (Cassette Version)
B1: Stressed Up Kid
B2: POW!
B3: T.B.M.
B4: Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get (Cassette Version)

The Demo EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on orange coloured vinyl - the next
75 copies are orange / black / white mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax. 

My special thanks goes out to B! at Chopped Herring Records, Pazz The Jazz and Chriz The Wiz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 22. Mai 2014

Chopped Herring: CHMEYHEMLP002 ft. Meyhem Lauren & Buckwild

After so many years the collabo album "Silk Pyramids" by Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild (D.I.T.C.) finally drops. Via the world wide web some tracks and snippets leaked with the CD release info but the more important thing is to press this on wax. 

Who else if not Chopped Herring Records is the right label to delivery this to you?

The dope cover artwork comes from KEO X-MEN aka Lord Scotch aka Blake Lethem.

A1: 100 mph ft. Action Bronson
A2: Friendship Is Priceless
A3: Salmon Croquettes ft. AG Da Coroner
B1: Can’t Fuck Em All
B2: Narcotics Anonymous ft. Heems
B3: Honey Champagne Sorbet
C1: Street Hop ft. Troy Ave & Retchy
C2: Aztec Blue ft. Hologram
C3: Rep The Streets
D1: Where The $ At ft. Thirstin Howl III
D2: French 75
D3: Silk Shirts And Yellow Gold

With the album Chopped Herring also drops the Extra EP plus a bonus white label only record with acapellas which is only available with the purchase of bundle limited to an edition of 75 copies. 

A1 QU Cartilage
A2 I Need It All
A3 Freestyle 1
A4 Rep The Streets (Instrumental)
A5 Rep The Streets (Acapella)
B1 ODA ft. Sonnie Carson
B2 Freestyle 2
B3 ODA (Instrumental)
B4 French 75 (Instrumental)
B5 French 75 (Acapella)

A1: 100 mph ft. Action Bronson (Acapella)
A2: QU Cartilage (Acapella)
A3: Narcotics Anonymous ft. Heems (Acapella)
B1: I Need It All (Acapella)
B2: ODA ft. Sonnie Carson (Acapella)
B3: Honey Champagne Sorbet (Acapella)

Album: Limited to 500 copies with 75 Gold / Clear coloured copies (bundle only), 200 x burgundy vinyl and 225 black copies.
Extra EP : Limitede to 350 copies with 75 Gold / Clear coloured copies (bundle only), 75 x yellow vinyl, 75 x blue vinyl and 125 black copies.
Bonus: Limited to 175 copies with 75 Gold / Clear coloured copies (bundle only) and 100 black copies.

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

Mittwoch, 21. Mai 2014

Redefinition: RDF-058 ft. Damu The Fudgemunk

Redefinition Records updated it's online store with several new releases including the  exclusive new release from Damu The Fudgemunk "Public Assembly".

Initially intended to be a special release for the upcoming WFMU Record Fair in NYC the label decided to release this record earlier. 

"Public Assembly" features 10 hard to find instrumentals produced by Damu and remastered by K-Def in order to release them on wax. The LP is available on black or brown 12" vinyl.

A: Hole Up Instrumental
A: Truly Get Yours Instrumental
A: Wings Remix Instrumental
A: Madvillain Revision Instrumental
A: Streamline Instrumental
B: Overthrone: Try a lil Skillfulness Instrumental
B: Supply For Demand Intro Instrumental 
B: Same Beat Instrumental
B: Bright Side OG Mix Instrumental
B: Yes We Can For Headphones Mix Instrumental

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

Sonntag, 18. Mai 2014

Dusty Platter: DP003 ft. Jazz Spastiks

Jazz Spastiks is a producer duo from Edinburgh, Scotland. Blending their love of Jazz with Hip-Hop, they cooperate with Dusty Platter for their debut vinyl release.

This limited edition 7" consists of 2 tracks plus one instrumental. The A-side "Move" features the legendary Apani B Fly. The B-side features "Frequency" with Moka Only as well as a short bonus beat entitled "Tapedeck".

A: Move ft. Apani B Fly
B: Frequency ft. Moka Only
B: Tapedeck

All tracks produced by Jazz Spastiks.
The 7" comes with 3 mm spine and full colour sleeve.
Limited edition of 300 copies only.


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

Samstag, 10. Mai 2014

F5: ft. DJ Crucial

DJ Crucial returns with the 2nd volume of the "Retro Active EP" series on F5 Records. Beside DJ Crucial's SP hardware you'll hear the usual suspects like Count Bass D, Alps Cru or MF Grimm.

Limited to 500 copies the pre-order phase has already started. On F5 I couldn't find the release so far but I have a link for you from a retailer transitionally. 

A1: Alps Cru - Too Steep
A2: Count Bass D & Black Spade - Move Blocks
A3: Alps Cru - Too Steep (Instrumental)
A4: Count Bass D & Black Spade - Move Blocks (Instrumental)
B1: MF Grimm - Streets (Ruff Demo Mix)
B2: Grand Puba & Sadat-X - Top Shelf (SP 1200 Mix)
B3: Jia Davis (Feat. Gotta Be Karim) - The Suffer
B4: Deep Six - Verb Burglar (Lost 4 Track Tape Mix 1997)

Snippets: coming soon
Delivery: End July

My special thanks goes out to Crucial and F5. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Crooked Cat: CCR002 ft. Millenium

Crooked Cat Records returns with the second release. After the debut EP featuring T-Max they collaborate with a guy named Millenium.

Born in Baltimore raised in DC, Millennium joined the hip-hop culture inspired by the Wu-Tang Clan. In 1998 he released his first 12" single "How Far Will You Go" on House Of Abdule Recordings. The single also included a second track called "Fantasia".  

Crooked Cat Records proudly presents the "Kaos Theory EP“ featuring 3 non-vinyl released tracks of his 1998 album "Kaos Theory" plus 4 previously unreleased tracks from his never released album "Most Thorough" from the year 2000. 

All tracks produced by Anomoly, De Compose, Boog, Jay Ball & Ron Reak. The EP is limited to 350 copies on black vinyl. With current orders Crooked Cat Records raffles 5 sealed copies of  the ""Kaos Theory" Cassette + 5 sealed copies of "Kaos Theory" on CD plus 5 Copies „How Far Will You Go“ on 12“

A: Kaos Theory
A: All Up In The Game ft. Jady Experience
A: Everclear
B: Honorable Mention Pt.2
B: E.V.O.L.
B: Too Hot Pt.2
B: Hustlers Etiquette

My special thanks goes out to Millenium a Crooked Cat Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 9. Mai 2014

Super Disco Edits: SDE-005 ft. Gutter Snypes

Twenty years after "The Trials Of Life" EP Gutter Snypes returnes with two 7" single releases. The first one named "Game Tight" I posted already a few weeks ago.

The second one called "Sucker Punch" builds the next number of Super Disco Edits release catalogue. This 45 delivers vocals by Cel One and beats by Sigher and a full color picture cover

A: Sucker Punch
B: Jillian


My special thanks goes out to Cel One and Sigher of the Gutter Snypes. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 5. Mai 2014

Dope Folks: DF-0053 ft. Tha Alkaholiks

"... my name is Mytee Thor and I'm a Alkaholik".

Dope Folks Records proudly presents the release of the famous "Everyday Street Poets Demos" (E.S.P.) from Tha Alkaholiks.

The EP is limited to 500 copies, 350 copies pressed on on black and 150 copies pressed on coloured (50 x red, 100 x yellow) vinyl. The record comes with sticker cover.

A: We Gets Funky
A: Mr. Troublemaker
A: Ni*#az Ain't Laughing No More
B: Wadadadang
B: L.A. Law
B: Welcome To The Grooveyard

My special thanks goes out to John and Chris from Dope Folks Records and Tha Alkaholiks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion used only. 

Sonntag, 4. Mai 2014

Redefinition: RDF-048 ft. El Da Sensei

Artifacts emcee "El Da Sensei" recently put out a number of good releases on various record labels.  On Redefinition Records he releases his new EP "Try Again" (scheduled for June, 10th).

The 10" release contains 3 tracks plus their instrumental versions and comes on black or yellow coloured vinyl with picture cover designed by Joe Buckingham.

A: Try Again
A: Smoke To Me
A: Newports
B: Try Again Instrumental
B: Smoke To Me Instrumental
B: Newports Instrumental

Produced by Joc Max, D Smooth and House Shoes.
Cuts by Damu The Fudgemunk.


My special thanks goes out to El Da Sensei, J. Nota and Damu. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Also coming soon: A brand new 12" by The Artifacts called "All Points Bulletin" (APB) featuring original version produced by Def Dee and Remix Version produced by Klaus Layer (each in 3 versions). Several post for this coming soon.

Effiscienz: EFFI005 ft. Fel Sweetenberg

I assume most people don't bear reference to the name Fel Sweetenberg but the indie headz might know Da Nuthouse from their '98 debut release on Fondle 'Em. Fel represents 1/3 of the Camden, New Jersey crew as MC and producer. 

On Effscienz he collaborates with producer DJ Brans and cut master DJ Djaz for the 8 track EP "The Invisible Garden" that got pressed in a limited edition of 300 copies with full color picture cover. The label makes also 10 test press copies available. The sticker cover is also signed by DJ Brans.

A1: Power Stricken
A2: Drinkin Again
A3: The Name Itself
A4: The Corrupt
B1: Tomorrow's In The Stars
B2: Hyena's Den ft. Almighty
B3: Good Love
B4: End Of The Book ft. Dirt Platoon

My special thanks goes out to DJ Brans and DJ Djaz at Effiscienz and Fel Sweetenberg of Da Nuthouse. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 2. Mai 2014

Tru-Tone: TTR007 ft. Whirlwind D & Mr. Fantastic

Whirlwind D decided to press another very limited show vinyl for their upcoming gigs. The 12" contains the two tracks from WD's album "Nomansland" which got produced by Mr. Fantastic. This show vinyl is a limited press of 50 copies - 30 of them got sold to friends and fans who purchased previous releases.

The two sided white label release comes in black generic cover with sticker designed by Mr. Krum and design stamp on the labels.

A: Run Fast ft. Phill Most Chill
A: Run Fast Instrumental
A: Run Fast Acapella
B: Perspective ft. Sir Beanz OBE
B: Perspective Instrumental
B: Perspective Acapella

The record sold out in no time - sorry if you missed out. Nevertheless this show vinyl needs to be immortalized on Stitch By Stitch blogspot. Make sure you put the full album into your collection. 

My special thanks goes out to Whirlwind D, Mr. Fantastic, Phill Most and Beanz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.