Sonntag, 28. August 2016

Redefinition: RDF-093 ft. Klaus Layer

"Society Collapse" is Klaus Layer's fourth album since 2013. It took two years to create this instrumental concept album full of arrangements and hidden layers that will reward the listener over repeated plays. In just three years since his vinyl debut, Klaus has earned himself a reputation as Germany's most prolific and unique hip-hop conductor yet and this record will only further solidify that.

"In a society where unsettling truths about responsibility are given little thought, and short-sighted impulses have become commonplace, it’s easy to become disillusioned, but it gets a little harder when what we’re looking at are the bricks with which to build the future. There is never a time without consequence; history provides a resource of successes, failures and reflection. Eras of change ebb and flow and ours is once again uniquely positioned to cultivate an understanding of this interaction between the past and present to act upon what comes next." [Klaus Layer]

The album is available with bonus 45rpm on black or coloured vinyl (black & mint, with orange & yellow splatter). Limited to 21 copies Redef offered Lathe picture discs bundle with a 5" ft. Esoteric and 7" with Sleepy Hollow People b/w Supermarket. 

A1: Rundfunk
A2: Witch Dance
A3: Supermarket
A4: Experiment Human
A5: Future Shock
A6: Search

B1: Sleepy Hollow People (Instrumental)
B2: What a Day (Instrumental)
B3: Der Ewig Gleiche Traum
B4: Faust
B5: Francesco
B6: Reason
B7: Lalala

C1: Sleepy Hollow People ft. K.A.A.N.
D1: What A Day ft. Hex One


Order: www.hhv.de

My special thanks goes to Klaus Layer and Redefinition Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 27. August 2016

Dope Folks: DF-0079 ft. Casual

Oakland MC and Hieroglyphics member Casual collaborates with Dope Folks Records to release the 1997 cassette only album "Meanwhile ...". Together with his Hiero mates Opio, Tajai and Pep Love he recorded 14 tracks which finally make it on a solid piece of wax.

Late August, early September the pre-order will start via Dope Folks bigcartel store and it will be as usual limited to 350 copies, 50 on red colored wax.

A1: We Made You Guys
A2: Years Ago
A3: Gas Ignited
A4: The Best At It
A5: I Don't Matter
A6: Who Do That
A7: Basement Freestyle ft. Opio, Pep Love
B1: This Is For My Niggas
B2: Dumb Shit
B3: 900 RPM's ft. Tajai
B4: Do It Yourself ft. Tajai
B5: I Feel Like Bustin ft. Opio, Tajai
B6: Freestyle
B7: The Ending

Order: www.dopefolksrecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Casual, Dope Folks and die Hiero Emperium. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 19. August 2016

SWC / Six2Six ft. Various Artists

SW:SIX Music presents their new 8 track EP „Convergence“ that was recorded at Ghetto Stud studio between 2013 and 2014. These tracks feature most of the MC's and producers who released on the two labels Six2Six and SWC Records like MI (Constant Deviants), FlaFla (Sparrow), Supreme, Rome, Steve Colossal, DJ Eagle, Starshit, Switchflow, DJ Impact, Dreem and many many more.

After "Alpine Metropolis" (2014), "Swiss Banks" (2015) and "The Jacob Theology" (2015), Lausanne based record label SWC continues the collaboration with Baltimore's Six2Six for their 4th project. The vinyl release is limited to 500 copies with picture sleeve.

Order: www.swc-records.bandcamp.com



A: Come Back
A: The Key To Life
A: Out Of Control
A: Takedown
B: Time Keeps Going
B: Can't Stop
B: Hope
B: We Get It In

My special thanks goes to SWC Records, Six2Six Shift and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 17. August 2016

Dusty Platter: DP015 ft. Jazz Spastiks & Junclassic

Initially Mode 7 was a CD digital only releasably Jazz Spastiks & Junclassic from 2011 but is now finally available on wax via Dusty Platter. The LP contains 10 of the original tracks, plus 3 bonus instrumentals.

Both, Monsta Island Czars MC Junclassic and UK producer duo Coconut Delight & Mr. Manyana aka Jazz Spastiks made a lot of noise with dope releases in the past few years, this collaboration is something gooooood!

Order: www.dustyplatter.bigcartel.com
Digital: www.jazzspastiks.bandcamp.com

A1: Intro
A2: The Mission
A3: Bust Ya Melon
A4: Stunnin'
A5: Transition
A6: The Essence

B1: Times
B2: Outro
B3: Hot Shit (Bonus Track)
B4: Bust Ya Melon (Instrumental)
B5: Stunnin' (Instrumental)
B6: The Essence (Instrumental)



The "Mode 7" LP 12" comes on traditional black vinyl with sticker sleeve and is limited to 300 copies. My special thanks goes to Dusty Platter, Junclassic and Jazz Spastiks. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 15. August 2016

Chopped Herring: ft. Jay Glaze

"Operation Clam Dust" is the unheard masterpiece of jAy gLaZe that was created between late 2005 and early 2008. This is so to say the follow-up of the 2004 "Three Sinister Syllables" mix.

This is a next level exploration into digging, sampling and audio animation. All manner of world breaks, private press LP's, obscure soundtracks, Bolivian polka jawns are up in that piece.

"Eight years after it was made, there has been nothing that even comes close to the complexity of this project", Chopped Herring explained.

Order: www.choppedherringrecords.com



There are 350 copies pressed, the first 125 copies come on red, yellow & clear coloured vinyl, the remaining 225 copies are on traditional black wax.

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

Village Live: TVI004 ft. Remulak, M9, Skriblah Dan Gogh

Village Live proudly presents a collaboration of the MCs Remulak, Melanin 9 (M9) and Skriblah on the single track "Highlife"

This release is available on 7" vinyl and in digital format. The vinyl is a limited edition of 100 hand numbered copies on orange colored wax and 400 traditional black hand numbered copies.

A: Highlife
B: Highlife Remix

Produced by Remulak
Remixed by Evil Ed

Order: www.villageliverecords.com



My special thanks goes to Village Live, Remulak, M9, Skriblah Dan Gogh and Evil Ed. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 14. August 2016

Southpaw-Chop: SPCWX-010 ft. Large Professor

Large Pro and Southpaw Chop team up once again with a follow-up to their first collaboration named “Here We Go” on the 2010 “Never Stop Sampling” EP.

The new release, due out in Late Summer 2016, features the original version produced by Southpaw-Chop and a remix by the man Large Pro himself.

The digital release will also feature the instrumental version of the remix.

Order: www.southpawchop.bandcamp.com (LIVE)

A: Here We Go (Remix)
B: Here We Go (Original)
B: Here We Go (Instrumental)

Produced by Southpaw-Chop, remixed by Large Pro



My special thanks goes to Southpaw-Chop and Large Pro. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Freitag, 12. August 2016

Lowtech: ft. Infinito 2017 & DJ Takonedoe

Let's talk about an independent release coming from Vienna, Austria. DJ Takonedoe and Chicago's Infinito 2017 dropping a 6 track EP on Lowtech Records in cooperation with Joe Left Hand Records.

"Educate Mindless Blind Deaf Dumb" is a pressing of 500 copies coming in stickered cover.  Get yourself a listen via bandcamp, and if your turntable is out of order grab it in digital form.

A: Educate Mindless Blind Deaf Dumb
A: No To Not
A: Falling Of Digital Output
B: Cant Wake Up Sleepng To Good
B: Nornswerforquestions
B: Work Of Nation

Order: www.lowtechrecords.bandcamp.com
Order: www.infinito2017.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to DJ Takonedoe, Infinito 2017 and Low-tech Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 5. August 2016

Dinked: RR-004 ft. DJ Suspect & Doc TMK

Doc TMK produced his first track "Physical Phunk" in 2009 under the pseudonym Mister Fab. He got influenced by all kind of styles from French rock oldies to deep soul or rare groove to finally specialize in producing old school boom-bap beats.

He has been allied with DJ Suspect since 2012 to release several tracks you can find also on SBS. Their collaboration has recently brought us the LP "Giving Space To The Sun" in which he has produced the whole thing in collaboration with DJ Suspect. 

On Dinked Records the duo drops another two track 7":

A: Boogaloo Flu ft. Clyde Kingrap
B: That'll Never Happen ft. Emskee

Order/Listen: www.juno.co.uk or at your trusted retailer

My special thanks goes to DJ Suspect, Doc TMK, Emskee and Dinked. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 4. August 2016

Chopped Herring: CHD4DDYO01 ft. Junior Mafia / Freestyle Fellowship

In 1993/1994 there were those Junior Mafia Demos that never made it on the album - with the Biggie verses - and you can tell, from the melody of his rhymes, that those verses were most likely written for these beats - never heard, never leaked.

Straight from the vaults of the legendary and often unsung original creator Daddy-O. 

And on the flip - an unreleased Freestyle Fellowship joint from around the same time produced by Stetsasonic's Daddy-O.

The EP is limited to 500 copies - the first 75 copies come on black/clear vinyl - the next 125 copies on silver perl and the remaining 300 are on traditional black wax. 

A1: Junior Mafia ft. Notorious B.I.G. & Lil Kim - If They Don't Die
A2: Junior Mafia ft. Notorious B.I.G.- Steal & Rob
A3: Junior Mafia ft. Notorious B.I.G. - Steal & Rob (Instrumental)
B1: Freestyle Fellowship - 1 Style At A Tyme
B2: Freestyle Fellowship - 1 Style At A Tyme (Instrumental)

All tracks prodcued by Daddy-O




My special thanks goes to Chopped Herring Records, Daddy-O, Junior Mafia and Freestyle Fellowship. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Piecelock 70 / Redefinition: RDF-103 ft. People Under The Stairs

The "Gettin' Off Stage, Step 2" EP is ready for it's vinyl release. Since the EP is already available on CD and cassette tape vinyl heads now wake up ...

17 years since the inception of the group, the duo's tenth project reflects back on the path less traveled and distills their unique blend of funk into this - the second of a series of 6 song EP's that outline their long journey to arrive at The "Gettin' Off Stage". Join the duo as they resurrect for an encore after a very real run in with mortality.

The black/white mixed vinyl 12" is a limited pressing of 1.000 units total. This plastic rarity is sure to sell out immediately.

A: Back From The Dead
A: Graffiti on a High School Wall
A: Feels Good
B: Nightrunners
B: Ste. for Superheroes
B: After These Messages



My special thanks goes to PUTS and REDEF. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Mittwoch, 3. August 2016

Radio Krimi: RK002 ft. Andy Cooper

YALLA! YALLA! ... means, act fast to grab one of 300 copies from Andy Copper's new 7" on French label Radio Krimi. The Ugly Duckling MC dropped a few dope records in the last few months and this one is definitely one you shouldn't miss.

The track got produced by Andy Cooper himself and Doc TMK and contains background vocals by Tina Hakim.

A: Yalla Yalla
B: Yalla Yalla Instrumental

Order: www.radiokrimirecords.bandcamp.com



If you missed to grab the debut 7" from Radio Krimi you should act even faster. Only 150 copies were made and there is only a little bit of a rest to grab one.

My special thanks goes to Andy Cooper, Doc TMK and Radio Krimi. Shout out to Dinked Rec. for highlighting this release and supporting it with discount code. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mello Music Group: MMG-088 ft. gENSu dEAn & Denmark Vessey


A street savvy album that explores black love, brutality, capitalism's grip on our daily thoughts, and the connection it all has to our ancestors. Gensu Dean has produced for the like of David Banner, Large Professor, Roc Marciano, and more, while Denmark Vessey has had his praises sung by the likes of Earl Sweatshirt.

Both collaborate for the album "Whole Food" which comes on eggplant splatter color limited to 500 copies. Grab yours at your preferred retailer to enjoy 12 brand new tracks.

A: Intro
A: The Meek
A: Whole Food
A: Ode To XX Chromosome
A: Saturday
A: Black Love ft. 7evenThirty & Iman Omari
B: Gun Emoji (Bang)
B: Biscuits & Gravy
B: Racka Lamb
B: Broken Petal
B: Surreal Nigga
B: Let's Go (Move)

Produced by gENSu dEAn

Order: www.ughh.com (US)
Order: www.hhv.de (EU)


My special thanks goes to Gensu Dean, Denmark Vessey and MMG. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.