Mittwoch, 30. September 2015

De-Ja-Vu: DJV001 ft. DJ Format

"Kool & The Gangstarr Generation" is DJ Format's newest project he releases on newly founded DeJa-Vu Records. It's a tribute to the early Kool & The Gang music that was sampled for many classic Hip Hop songs.

"The track is made entirely out of Kool & The Gang records, and Hip Hop records that sampled them. Format doffs his cap to producers like DJ Premier, 45 King & The Bomb Squad, whilst also chopping & reassembling multiple layers of K&TG samples in his own original way." [source]

In advance I have to say sorry for the late post (sold out). I didn't grab a copy myself but it's worth to check retailers, discogs or forums in order to get a copy sooner or later.

Order: www.dejavurecords.bigcartel.com (sold out)
Tip: Juno UK will have some copies real soon


My special thanks goes to DJ Format and De-Ja-Vu Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 28. September 2015

Chopped Herring: CHINF1N1T301 ft. Infinite Description

Infinite Description consisted of Lord Cyrus, Ill Natured Natural and Bones all coming from Baltimore. Knowing each other from High School the group recorded in the legendary Tic Toc studios owned by producer Jay Funk.

In 1994 they released the single "Swinging Tight b/w Nasty Ass And Hip-Hop Style" but had obviously enough material for a full-length album. Their debut was self-released on wax and tape limited to 300 copies each. 

Chopped Herring releases the 3 tracks from the original 12" plus 5 unreleased gems.

A1: Bullets Don't Tickle
A2: Swinging Tight
A3: Nasty Ass ft. Royal Flush
A4: That Feelin'
B1: Strictly Hip Hop
B2: Swinging Tight (Remix)
B3: Hip Hop Stylee
B4: Tell You Who I am

Produced by Lord Cyrus, Funk Hunters and Jay Funk.
All tracks recorded between 1993 and 1994.




The "Elusive Illerstrators EP" is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on red coloured vinyl -the next 75 copies are on red and clear mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring, Infinite Description and Jay Funk. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 27. September 2015

Soundweight: SWR007 ft. Andy Cooper

Andy Cooper is one of those artists who rarely worked outside of his band (Ugly Duckling) but recently decided to record a six song EP named "The Free EP" to explore his abilities as an MC and producer.

Andy combines his fundamental rap skills while, at the same time, holding things down on the beat, using his years of experience as Ugly Duckling's co-producer. 

Soundweight Records takes responsibility to drop Andy's first solo vinyl release featuring two tracks of "The Free EP". 

B: Do The Charlie Brown

Vinyl Order: www.soundweightrecords.bigcartel.com
Download: www.uglyduckling.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Andy Cooper and Soundweight Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Play That Records: PT004VINYL ft. DJ Nice

In the past few months DJ Nice released a few small quantity promo 7" with remixes as well as the first official Play That Records 45 featuring DITC emcee A.G. 

But not enough DJ Nice also prepared the release of My Contribution Pt. 3 and he got some heavy weight MCs and remix producers on board. 

As in good tradition the EP will be housed in a full color picture cover with superb graffiti artwork. 

A1: Respect The DJ ft. Phill Most Chill (DJ Nice Version)
A2: Respect The DJ ft. Phill Most Chill (Paul Nice Version)
A3: Realistic Realism ft. Emskee (DJ Nice Version
A4: Realistic Realism ft. Emskee (Doc TMK & DJ Suspect Version)
B1: Our Format ft. Audessey, Sadat X (DJ Nice Version)
B2: The Human Is A Beatbox ft. Carpetface (DJ Nice Version)
B3: The Human Is A Beatbox ft. Carpetface (Beatbox Version)
B4: Music For My Friends (70's Instrumental)



My special thanks goes to DJ Nice, Phill Most Chill, Emskee, Paul Nice and all others involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 26. September 2015

Fresh Herring: FH-0005 ft. Big Boom Bap

Big Boom Bap was formed in late 2013 by EMcee “G Roc” Gayle (Canada) and “VersOne” (Germany) including “DJ Fresh” (France).
“Dope I Mean” is a wordplay of “Dopamine” - the happiness hormone - the Hip-Hop transmitter that will help reward you with the pleasure of quality Hip Hop music and culture. 

The EP features the 3 Soundsci MCs "U George, Audessey and Oxgyen" and French producer “DJ Suspect & DocTmk”.

A1: Dope I Mean
A2: 94 Style
A3: Hit Em Hard
A4: Aim High feat. Soundsci
B1: Find Your Gift
B2: Cold Days
B3: Dope I Mean (VersOne Remix)
B4: 94 Style (DJ Suspect & Doc TMK Remix)

The "Dope I Mean EP" is limited to 275 copies. The first 75 copies come on red coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on red and clear mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 125 are on traditional black wax.



My special thanks goes to Big Boom Bap and Chopped Herring Records. Peace to my man G Roc Gayle. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chopped Herring Records: CHPH4RM01 ft. The Pharmacy

"The Pharmacy" began in 1995 when Harlem's duo Quiet Noize (Layed Bak & Bad Ass) started their own team. Pharmacy consisted of the 5 MCs Layed Bak, Bad Ass, Blackness, Absoloot and the queen of the pack Taboo.

In 1997 Pharmacy released there first EP titled "Heavy Sedation". In 1999 Pharmacy disassembled, Taboo and Absoloot discontinued their music careers. Pharmacy continued with new member Tommy Gibbs and changed the groups name to Numba Runnas.

Numba Runna's latest singles released 2014 “Harlem” & “No Matter What” and can be purchased here.

A1: Pharmacy - Somethinlight
A2: Taboo, Layed-Bak, Absoloot, Bad Ass - Antidote
A3: Taboo, Layed-Bak, Absoloot, Bad Ass - Daily Dose
B1: Bad Ass, Blackness, Layed-Bak, Ones - Rush
B2: Bad Ass, Blackness, Absoloot - What's Da Deal
B3: Layed-Bak, Bad Ass, Taboo - Whateva

Produced by Garth "Da Dread" Mitchells and Z Black.



The "Heavy Sedation EP Vol. 1.5 is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on red coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on red and clear mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black wax.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com

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

Slice Of Spice: SSR-065 ft. First Division

First Division are "Expertise The Pro" and "Shylow The Magnice". The Canadian hip-hop crew from Ontario formerly known as Pillosnatchaz finally releases their debut album "Overworked & Underpaid" on Slice Of Spice Records.

This killer debut album is Boom Bap hip hop to the core featuring beats by Marco Polo, DJ Premier, Kev Brown, Jake One, The Doppelgangaz, BeatWyze and guest appearances from Prince Po, Rah Digga, Torae, Hannibal Stax and more.

The album is available on black or gold/black splatter vinyl. Slice Of Spice will have a collectors edition with bonus record soon.

Order: www.sliceofspice.bigcartel.com

A: Intro
A: The Session
A: Grind State
A: Brand Recognition
B: WTF
B: Stand Down
B: Stillnafek
B: Pure

C: Like This
C: Spittin' Flames
C: This Iz Tha Time
C: Connect Four
D: Liberation
D: No Nonsense
D: The C.D.C.
D: The Bigger Picture



Last year First Devision dropped the two digital releases "The Critical Path" part 1 and part 2 together with DJ Booth. "Critical Path" containes 8 tracks on Pt. 1 plus 10 tracks on Pt. 2 including guest appearances by D.V. Alias Khryst, Edo. G, Grand Daddy I.U., Torae, Roc Marciaon, Supastition, 9th Uno and production by BeatWyze, Marco Polo, DJ Linx, DJ Taktiks, DJ Skizz, and Killing Skills.

My special thanks goes to First Division, DJ Premier and Slice Of Spice. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Art Of Rec: AOR-001 ft. Edible Beatz


The very first release of the independent label Art of Rec is now ready for your order: "Record Machine" is a vinyl project of the Edible Beatz crew started by DJ P-Trikz from Amsterdam.

Edible Beatz consist of the three Dutch producers Relski, DJ P-Trikz and Kaisatu.

100 copies are available in clear red, mixed with 2% black marbled vinyl - further copies on traditional black wax.

Edible Side:A1: Roadblocks featuring Rasco
A2: Children Of The Corn featuring Prince Po
A3: Demolition Man featuring Grand Killa Con
A4: Sucker Free (Reasons) featuring Gee Dubs
A5: You Ain’t Fresh

Beatz Side: 
B1: Roadblocks Instrumental
B2: Children Of The Corn Instrumental
B3: Children Of The Corn (Practical Poetry Remix)
B4: Volcanoes Erupting
B5: Edible Style
B6: Beat fans

Machines used for this record:
  • MPC2500 
  • Roland MS1 
  • Yamaha MT4X 
  • Fostex G16 
  • Tascam DP24 


My special thanks goes to the Edible Beatz. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 15. September 2015

KingUnderground: KU-022 ft. Triple Darkness

UK supercrew "Triple Darkness" consists of Cyrus Malachi, Blasphemy, Ray Vendetta, Tesla's Ghost, Crown Nectar, Solar Black, Ringz Ov Saturn, Iron Braydz, Black Prophet, Bad Company and Melanin 9. Fro last-named Stitch By Stitch promoted two releases previously.

On KingUnderground the group releases the 2LP "Darker Than Ever" with picture cover plus a limited bonus 7" as part of a collectors bundle. Check order page in October again to get your hands on this.

Order: www.kingunderground.bigcartel.com

A: Ice Boxes
A: Solid Armour
A: Nuclear Winter
A: Lamented Tears
B: Iron Python
B: A Cup Of Spiders
B: Finger Jab
B: Calligraphy

C: Sankofa
C: Custodians
C: Delta Of Venus
C: Silent Vandals
D: Tabernacle
D: Northern Lights
D: Mosaics
D: Nineteen Eighty Four



My special thanks goes to Triple Darkness and KingUnderground. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chopped Herring: CHRUKU501 ft. Rukus

Ness Tee is the founder, MC, writer and producer of Rukus. Rukus was formed in 1995 - the second half of the duo is Barry Pendergrass aka Focus. In 94/95 Ness pressed up the 12inch "Come Out" on his own "Insignt" label and it was later licensed Chocolate City Recs. 

Even though it was pressed twice the record is surprisingly rare. The crew still had the original reels so Chopped Herring drops the tracks from the 12" and limited cassette version together with 3 other unreleased tracks.

A1: Come Out
A2: Burning Bridges
A3: Unorthodox
A4: Come Out (Remix)
B1: Going All Out
B2: Trickin'
B3: Brothers In Chains



The Unorthodox Styles EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on red coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on red, clear mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl. 

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

Sonntag, 13. September 2015

Dusty Platter: DP011 ft. Mouse Outfit & Mattic

In 1994 The Mouse Outfit & Mattic (Manchester) released their digital EP "Born Lupers" and Dusty Platter gives it a proper vinyl release.

"Born Lupers" contains 8 vocal tracks plus 4 exclusive instrumentals. Limited to 300 copies with sticker cover - 150 copies with black sleeve, 150 copies with white sleeve.

A1: Unexpected 2
A2: Fantasy Function feat. Astrid
A3: Look Here
A4: Body Gold
A5: Hey You feat. Astrid
A6: Crystal Ball Effect

B1: Recording Again
B2: Born Lupers
B3: Fantasy Function (Instrumental)
B4: Look Here (Instrumental)
B5: Body Gold (Instrumental)
B6: Crystal Ball Effect (Instrumental)



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

Freitag, 11. September 2015

Threshold: THR-4602 ft. Masta Ace

Red-hot news from Threshold Records about a 7" release with DJ Create, Masta Ace and Devastate. The three collaborated already in 2006 on a Threshold release. The 45 features "Let's Go" plus Remix and is limited to 450 yellow colored copies delivered in full-color picture cover.

A: Let's Go
B: Let's Go (Devastate Remix)

Order: www.threshrecs.com or your trusted record record store


My special thanks goes to Threshold Recordings, DJ Create and Masta Ace. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 




Dienstag, 8. September 2015

Cold Rock Stuff: CRS-7002 ft. Emskee & Mac McRaw

Mac McRaw and MC Emskee (Good People) first met in 2012 and spoke about a possible collaboration project in the future. Early 2015 Mac heard about Emskee’s unreleased 1995 Nick Wiz produced track "It’s About Time".

Cold Rock Stuff presents the original 1995 un-released cut, produced by NYC producer Nick Wiz, and a brand new take produced by Mac McRaw.

The 7" come with full colour picture sleeve.

Order: www.coldrockstuff.bigcartel.com

A1: It's About Time (2015 Raw SP Version)
B1: It's About Time (1995 Demo Version)




My special thanks goes to Mac McRaw, Nick Wiz and Emskee. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 7. September 2015

Chopped Herring: CH5L33K01 ft. Kerwin Sleek Young

Kerwin "Sleek" Young worked in Public Enemy's studio from 1988 where he did production on all of Professor Griff's solo albums and many Bomb Squad productions. 

In 1993 he produced a demo by a guy named Dr Seus and he also produced half of Mobb Deep's debut album "Juvenile Hell". 

The Beats, Breaks & Rhymes Volume 1 EP features very early Prodigy (of Mobb Deep) verses and more dope stuff from  "Sleek's" 1992 to 1995 archives.

A1: Dr Seus - Dearly Beloved
A2: Kerwin "Sleek" Young ft. Blitz - Pushin Off The Lead
A3: Sonny Skillz - I Want It All
A4: Bad Influence - What Flava
B1: Sonny Skillz ft. B-Wyze - What Time Is It
B2: Kerwin "Sleek" Young - Aint It Funky Enough (Instrumental)
B3: B-Wyze - Da Bomb Rap Party
B4: Sonny Skillz - The Slaughter Continues



The Beats, Breaks & Rhymes EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 75 copies come on red coloured vinyl - the next 75 copies are on red, clear mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl. 

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

Sonntag, 6. September 2015

Soundweight: SWR006 ft. Jorun Bombay

Soundweight Records and Jorun Bombay drop their second release together. While the first 7inch "Funky Drummer" sold out in no time the crowd will have an eye on this new installment.

Attention: This record is limited to 300 copies, most probably selling fast - no moaning later, I told ya ;).

A: Break Edit #1
B: Teenburger Remix ft. More Or Les - Pop & Chips

Produced and remixed by Jorun Bombay
Artwork by Mr Krum

Order: www.soundweightrecords.bigcartel.com
Listen: soon

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

Appendix: Sold Out in less than 2 days!!! Check retailers quickly, I've told ya!!!

KingUnderground: KU-016 ft. Beatnick Dee

Born in the Bay Area, raised in Somerset UK, living in Los Angeles, producer Beatnick Dee releases his vinyl debut "Creative Medicine" on KingUnderground. 

The EP contains nine tracks with guest vocals by Thes One (People Under The Stairs), Big Twins (Infamous Mobb), Cashus King (FKA Co$$).

The deluxe edition is limited to 100 copies only pressed on white coloured vinyl with digital download card of the full length album.

A1: Thicker Than Blood
A2: Thicker Than Blood Instrumental
A3: Ketchup & Mustard
A4: Ketchup & Mustard Instrumental
B1: Never Looked Back
B2: Never Looked Back Instrumental
B3: Nostalgia (Bonus Beat)
B4: Strategies  (Bonus Beat)
B5: Sparking Rails  (Bonus Beat)

All tracks produced by Beatnick Dee.



My special thanks goes to KingUnderground, Beatnick Dee and all featured artists. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 4. September 2015

Self-Released: ft. DJ Born

Legendary DJ Born self-releases two amazing vinyl EPs with crazy stuff from his archive. The two EPs are very limited and are supposed to become two more rarities underground should not miss.

Well known are his beat productions for groups like Numskullz or his contribution on Creative Brothers releases like the rare Legendary Villain 12".

The first new EP is simply named "DJ Born Presents ..." and is 7 track EP originally released in 2010.   This vinyl release is limited to 85 autographed copies with yellow label design and track list in hand-written design.

A: 2 Sides - What The World (Original Version)
A: 2 Sides - What The World (Clean Version)
A: 2 Sides - What The World (Beat)
B: On The Move (Beat)
B: 2-10 (Beat)
B: Lady & Her Horn (Beat)
B: Serious Business (Beat)

Order: www.simplebasic.bigcartel.com

The second EP "EP #5" features 6 tracks (5 vocal, 1instrumental) and is limited to 100 clear vinyl copies plus additional black vinyl copies. Heads can choose if cover should be signed or shrink wrapped if they buy straight from DJ Born's bigcartel shop "simple & basic".

A: SS Pacino - Bringin' It Back
A: SS Pacino & Mr. Bateman - From GKV To Grafton Ave.
A: Allout - Dig Deep
B: 2 Sides & Allout - Black Angels ( voices of the ghetto)
B: SS Pacino - Spray Dat
B: Beat # 12

Order: www.simplebasic.bigcartel.com


My special thanks goes to DJ Born and all artists involved. Also thanks to Mac Dough for making me aware of DJ Born's store. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

World Expo: WE-005 ft. Ollie Teeba

After more than 20 years in the industry, co-founder of The Herbaliser and Soundsci group member, DJ Ollie Teeba, is dropping his first solo production LP, it's time for "Short Order".

Ollie Teeba collaborates with his Soundsci fam Oxygen, Audessey, UGeorge but also with Ghettosocks & Timbuktu (Teenburger), Jean Grae and more.

The album features production collaboration from The Herbaliser and Jonny Cuba as well as mixing and mastering from UK Hip Hop legend No Sleep Nigel.

The album is packaged within a designed sleeve with artwork by Mr Krum and includes an info sheet. The 140 gsm vinyl pressing from "The Vinyl Factory" is limited to 350 copies.




A1: F*kin' Up The Music
A2: For The Kids
A3: Eargasms
A4: Know
A5: Ender
B1: Mimic
B2: High Voltage
B3: S.O.S. (Sound Of Science)
B4: As The World Turns

My special thanks goes to Ollie Teeba and World Expo. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Dienstag, 1. September 2015

F5: ft. Real Live

F5 Records presents their third 7″ release as part of a golden age 45 series. In 1995 Real Live (K-Def, Larry-O) dropped their only album "The Turnaround: The Long Awaited Drama".

Three tracks of that album made it on this release all produced by K-Def.

Limited pressing of 400 in stickered jacket.

A: Real Live Sh_t
A: Bonus Beat
B: Pop The Trunk
B: Crime Is Money


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