Freitag, 30. Januar 2015

Earquake: EQ003 ft. MindsOne & DJ Iron

MindsOne & Dj Iron - A Day in the Life (Promo single) cover art

MindsOne & DJ Iron team-up to release the new and upcoming 7" release on Earquake Records. "A Day In The Life" is the first promo single of the upcoming EP "Phaseology" by MindsOne & DJ Iron

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and is scheduled for around 1st February 2015.

A: A Day in the Life (Vocal)
B: A Day in the Life (Instrumental)

Produced by Dj Iron
Written by Kon Sci
Vocals recorded by Sam Brown


My special thanks goes to the great DJ Iron and MindsOne. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 24. Januar 2015

Dusty Platter: DP007 ft. John Robinson & Kyo Itachi

From New Jersey comes MC John Robinson aka Lil' Sci to represent "The Path of Mastery" - a collaboration album with French producer Kyo Itachi. Originally released in 2013 (digital & CD) Dusty Platter joined forces with Shinigamie Records in order to give this incredible album vinyl release. The album consists of 12 tracks and features guests like Skanks, Eloh Kush or cuts by DJ Djaz

"The Path of Mastery" is limited to 500 copies on deep black wax and comes with full colour picture sleeve.

A: All Hail The Honorable
A: Gritty Trenches
A: Who Goes There ft. Hus & Skanks of Bankai Fam
A: The Rap Shotgun
A: Life Itself
A: Love You ft. Contro Versy & Maty Soul

B: Masterful
B: Manga
B: Indigo Child
B: War Spelled Backwards ft. Eloh Kush of Angelz INC
B: Mystical Strings
B: They Just Don't Care ft Memee Nelzy & Maqflah

Exp. Shipping: 2nd March '15

My special thanks goes to Dusty Platter, John Robinson and Kyo Itachi. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 23. Januar 2015

We Play!: WPR002 ft. Apathy

Nearly one year ago We Play! Records released its debut 7" named "B-Boy Stance" with O.C. of the world famous D.I.T.C. crew and the second release is also a no-brainer!

In two different versions of "The 45 Killer" get pressed on blue 7" vinyl limited to 500 copies worldwide - both versions produced by DJ Force. 

A: The 45 Killer (Original)
B: The 45 Killer (Competition)

Order: or at your trusted record store.


My special thanks goes out to Apathy, DJ Force and We Play! Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 16. Januar 2015

B-Line: BLN012 ft. Chrome & IllInspired

After the "No Messin Remix b/w Shock The Place Pt. 1" 7inch release on B-Line Recordings Chrome & IllInspired drop their full-length LP called "All C N I".

Via FB the label does a great promotion by curtaining a test press copy somewhere in the world. With a few hints it's hopefully possible to detect it and all you need to do is then saying "it's real no messin"- and it's yours.

A: All C N I Intro
A: No Messin
A: The All C N I
A: Big Dream Remix ft. DPF
A: In Control, In Effect ft. Suspekt
A: B-Line At The Barbecue
B: Underground Interlude
B: Nerve Centre
B: A Moment Of Your Time ft. Whirlwind D, Dookie Squad
B: Shock The Place Pt. 2 ft. Mista Smith, El Tel The Dopeness, Streakz
B: All Days
B: Your Problem
B: You Should Know (Bongo Mix)

Order: (soon)

My special thanks goes to B-Line, Chrome & IllInspired. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Hero: HR-014S / HR-016S ft. QNC

Hero Records released quite some remarkable 7"s from the Hip-Hop, Funk & Soul genre. In July 2012 the label cooperated with QNC (Curt Cazal & Q-Ball) and producer Frameworks from Manchester UK.

And Hero Records does it again with another two 7" releases of QNC with production of Frameworks and Herma Puma ft. QNC.

Vocals recorded at legendary (unfortunately now closed) D&D studios.

Order: (2)
Order: (3)

HR-014S: Frameworks & QNC
A: Back To The Music
B: Classic (Renegade Of Jazz Remix)

HR-016S: Herma Puma & QNC
A: Killing Me
B: I Did It (For Hip-Hop)

My special thanks goes to Hero Records, QNC, Frameworks & Herma Puma. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Chopped Herring: CHDR4M402 ft. Crime Scene

The Crime Scene EP is one of the most sought after 90s indy releases. In March 2014 Chopped Herring re-released of that EP. Volume 2 contains the rest of the original Crime Scene 12" from 1996 plus 4 extra, unreleased tracks from Drama Klub.

Crime Scene EP Vol. 1

A1: Drama Klub - Rolla Coasta Ride
A2: Drama Klub - The Baptism
A3: Drama Klub - Dreams Come True

B1: NSV - Times is Tragic
B2: Ooto - Funky Constellation
B3: Drama Klub - The Heist (Demo Mix)
B4: Lyrical D - Dear God (Instrumental)

The "Crime Scene EP Vol. 2 is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on blue, yellow, clear mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on purple & blue 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. Special shout out to Drama Klub. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 12. Januar 2015

F5: ft Grap Luva, Black Spade & DJ Crucial

Founded by DJ Crucial in 1999 F5 Records released a number of serious vinyl records in the last few years. With artists like MF Doom, Count Bass D or Edo. G (to name only a few) Crucial demonstrated a great intuition for quality hip-hop music and a number of past releases got presented on this blog.

The newest vinyl release is an EP of Pete Rock's cousin Grap Luva and St. Louis producer/MC Black Spade. DJ Crucial produces on the B-side as well. The EP is limited to 400 copies and comes in full color picture cover.

A1: Perfection Is ...
A2: Bonafied ft. Count Bass D
A3: Perfection Is ... (Instrumental)
A4: Bonafied (Instrumental)
B1: The SP Jazz ft. Fresh Daily
B2: Listen ... ft. Dharma Jane
B3: Get Wid It Kryptonite
B4: Bonafied (Ruff Mix) ft. Count Bass D

Produced by Grap Luva (A), Black Spade (B) & DJ Crucial (B).

Snippets: coming soon

My special thanks goes to DJ Crucial and F5 Records, Grap Luva and Black Spade. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 9. Januar 2015

Effiscienz: EFFI010 ft. Union Blak

Union Black consists of the duo Kimba and Sir Williams. Birmingham based Sir William is the producer, Kimba is origianally from NJ and now based in London and he's the man behind the Mic. Their debut album (CD only) "Union Blak Friday" got released mid April '14 on Effiscienz Records. 

In February '15 Effiscienz delivers also the follow-up EP and vinyl debut "Street English". The limited edition vinyl release comes on green colored vinyl. In total 6 tracks get pressed for your vinyl adventure. 

A1: Nostalgia
A2: Street English
A3: Our Time ft. Candice
B1: The Truth
B2: Sonkiss ft. Charlene Lamb
B3: Turf

All tracks produced, all cuts by Sir Williams.
Executive producer DJ Loscar

My special thanks goes to Union Blak and Effscienz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chopped Herring: CHABR-LP01 ft. Memory Man

The year 2015 starts with a little Chopped Herring time journey back to where it all started. Following on from the two Chopped Herring / Angry Bee 12s in 2007 / 2008 Memory Man finally drops his debut album.

"This non-stop, cut n paste rap concept album features appearances from Memory Man's ex-roomate Edan, Organized Konfusion's Prince Po, Boston heavyweight Mr Lif and current Mello Music recording artist Open Mike Eagle among others." 

Artwork by Jon Hunt.

A1: We Now Begin Our Broadcasting Day
A2: PSA (What Does It All Mean?) ft. Edan
A3: Point/Counterpoint
A4: The Kool Keith Show ft. Kool Keith
A5: The God Hour
A6: Funtastic ft. Open Mike Eagle
A7: Story Time

B1: Creature Double Feature ft. Blaise B.
B2: Non-Stop Action
B3: Live From Death Row ft. Bus Driver & MC Paul Barman
B4: Live From Death Row Part 2
B5: The War Room ft. Prince Po, Mr. Lif, Blaise B.
B6: Zoom Back, Camera


The "Broadcast One" LP is limited to 300 copies. The first 75 copies come on white, orange, yellow mixed coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on clear and orange mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

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

16F: ft. 16F-03 ft. Various Artists

From the archive of DJ Trouble Lee 16F Music presents the "Rhythm Shack All-Stars" EP featuring various artists from "The Shack" Trublife worked with in the last decades.

The EP features 10 tracks and is limited to 300 copies, only 100 copies on coloured wax for pre-order.

All tracks produced, recorded and mixed by the Groove Stalkers (Trae, DJ Trouble, Carlos Bess, DJ Choco) from 1989 to 1993.

A: It's Like That ft. Da Chozen
A: Style Prostitution ft. Clearly Allah Creme, Da Chozen, Pathmaster HOS
A: Can I Get A Shout ft. T.I.F.
A: C12 Drum Break 1 ft. Carlos Bess
A: Y'all Ready For It ft. Big Chase
B: Head Bopper ft. Mental Castawayz
B: Which Way Is Up ft. Da Chozen, Urban Dwellers
B: C12 Drum Break 2 ft. Carlos Bess
B: Swing It To The Jaz ft. Mental Castawayz
B: St. Ides Promo ft. DJ Trouble Lee, MC Lounge

Release date: April '15

My special thanks goes to Calvin Trublife Jones, 16F Music and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Samstag, 3. Januar 2015

Ryks: RM-005 ft. Brainsick Mob

Blackstarr and Jack The Ripper are Brainsick Mob aka Brainsick Enterprise. The duo became famous by their collaboration with Group Home (Gang Starr Foundation) on the underground hit-single "East NY Theory" in 1996.

In 1997 DJ Premier featured the track "Mixmaster USA" on the brilliant "Haze Presents: New York Reality Check 101" and the hype around their single and EP releases started.

All their unofficial, semi-official and official releases became collectors items and some changed hands for serious money. 

Ryks Muzic summarizes their whole discography on a 2LP with artwork by Phobiahz ( 

A1: Intro 
A2: On A Vibe
A3: Time To Shine
A4: Check It Out
B1: Constantly At It
B2: Rock A Show
B3: I Thank God
B4: Chill Out Zone

C1: Playin' For Keeps
C2: Mixmaster USA
C3: Stick To The Plan
C4: Stargazing
D1: Swirving To The Music
D2: No Limit To Life
D3: It's My Thang
D4: East New York Theory

All tracks recorded between 1996-1998 and mastered from the original recordings.

My special thanks goes to Ryks, Backstarr and Jack The Ripper. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 2. Januar 2015

KingUnderground: KU-012 ft. Fredfades & Ivan Ave

In August last year KingUnderground supported the white label release of Fredfades and his Remix EP. 

While you probably supported this release KingUnderground Records started preparing the official KingUnderground release of Fredfades & Ivan Ave with

"Hands" on 7" vinyl and a special version of
"Breathe" on cassette tape.

A: Hands (Vocal)
B: Hands (Instrumental)

The 7" vinyl is limited to 250 copies but only 100/250 copies come with the super limited cassette.

All tracks produced by Fredfades.

Shipping: 30 Jan. 2015

My special thanks goes to Fredfades, Ivan Ave and Dan @ KingUnderground. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 1. Januar 2015

KingUnderground: KU/WODV-014 ft. Lewis Parker & Eastkoast

Welcome to year 2015. Let's start with the announcement of "MK-Ultra: Operation Hypnosis" by Lewis Parker and Eastkoast. 

The 2LP features El Da Sensei, Shabaam Sahdeeq, John Robinson, Ade Something, Sam Hill, & King Malachi.

Further information like track list and exact release date coming soon. Watch out ...


My special thanks goes to Dan and KingUnderground, Lewis Parker and Eastkoast. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.