Sunday, 23 November 2014

DJ Clyde - Old Skool (1996)

 90 minute TDK biz featuring DJ Clyde out of Paris mixing up some 80s Hip Hop classics. Side A covers the Sugarhill era and stuff like Spoonie Gee, Fat Boys, Treacherous 3 and Kurtis Blow while side B moves it on with some LL, Original Concept, Just Ice and Run DMC...

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I copped this from MK at Handspun Records in Soho back in the day and speaking of MK, he's just dropped some new music with DJ Go and Piff Gang's Super Dirtie & Phaze What


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Mister Tobes & DJ Dub present Heatwavez (2014)

80s R&B kingpin MR TOBES (Sparkle Motion) recruits electronic music mastermind DJ Dub (Invader FM) for an hour's worth of top choice female Freestyle and Electro grooves from the mid to late 1980s...
Featured tracks include the Bernard Edwards produced magic of 'Don't You Want Me (Remix)' by Jody Watley, the Kurtis Mantronik Trap-blueprint-brilliance of Nocera's infectious 'Summertime, Summertime', the Armand Van Helden sampled smash 'Do You Want It Right Now' by Siedah Garrett and the timeless pop classics 'Crush On You' and 'Tell It To My Heart' by The Jets and Taylor Dayne, respectively.
Perfect for the beach, gym or your next B-Boy/B-Girl showdown. Download and enjoy the sizzle...
TRACKLIST:
Shannon - Stronger Together
Sweet Sensation - Hooked On You
Wish f/Fonda Rae - Touch Me (All Night Long)
Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me (Remix)
Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart
Carmen - Time To Move
Brenda K. Starr - What You See Is What You Get
Nu Shooz - Don't Let Me Be The One
Jets - Crush On You
Pretty Poison - Catch Me I'm Falling
Siedah Garrett - Do You Want It Right Now
Eileen Flores - Touch Me With Your Heart
The Jets - Cross My Broken Heart (Extended Version)
Xena - On The Upside
Pyjama Party - Yo No Sé
Exposé - Point Of No Return
Vikki Love With Nuance - Just Love You
Exposé - Come Go With Me (Extended Mix)
Rochelle - Magic Man
Angela - All Hung Up
Nocera - Summertime

Thursday, 20 November 2014

DJ Premier - WBLS Thunderstorm (1994)



Primo in the mix on NY radio back in '94.

Not one of my own rips but something I picked up from a blog many moons ago so thought I'd throw it on the Mixcloud page, which is still on and poppin with mixes from the OBFZL archives being uploaded every day.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Mick Boogie - Pretox (2005)

As its now 15 years  - not 13 -  since '2001' dropped, I thought I'd share this Mick Boogie mix of Dre collabos,  productions, b-sides, remixes and unreleased joints. It covers everything from The Chronic era, The Firm, the ill fated inception of (pre-Eminem) Aftermath up to about 2004/05 with stuff like Rakim's 'After You Die'...




Its also over 2 years since this post ...


Sunday, 9 November 2014

DJ Step One - The Remix Mix Volume 2 (2014)



Earlier this year I put together an hour long mix of remixes of 90s tracks. Here's volume 2...

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Tracklist
De La Soul - Ego Trippin Part 2 (LA Jay remix)
Brand Nubian - Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (UK Flavour)
Leaders Of The New School - Whats Next (Large Professor remix)
Run DMC - Ooh Whatcha Gonna Do (The Principle remix)
Das EFX - Freakit (remix)
Gang Starr - Code Of The Streets (Kenny Dope remix)
Masta Ace - Sittin On Chrome (Pitkin Ave mix)
Kirk - Uptown Style (Laidback Bounce extended mix)
Slick Rick - Behind Bars (Dum Ditty Dum mix)
Lost Boyz - Lex Coups, Bimaz & Benz (Dat Nigga mix)
2Pac - Temptations (Battlecat Hip Hop mix)
Nas - Street Dreams (R Kelly remix)
Rakim - The Saga Begins (Desert Eagle Discs remix)
Dilated Peoples - Work The Angles (remix)
Mos Def & Talib Kweli ft Black Thought - Respiration (Flying High mix)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Don't Sleep #4:
2 Live Crew ft JT Money 'Fuck A Gang' (1990)


It's hard to believe in 2014, but once a upon a time rappers - and not just the corny ones - made records that were specifically against drugs, drug dealing, gangs and violence. It's fair to say that the last place you'd expect you'd expect to find such a track would be on a 2 Live Crew album (which is essentially what Luke's 'Banned In The USA' LP is). Obviously the Crew's main themes were sex, with a bit of partying chucked in before having a bit more sex while Mr Mixx finished the latest volume of the Megamix to close out the album.
I get the impression alot of people might've passed on this LP back in the day but for a 13 year old me and my mates at school though, tracks like Face Down Ass Up and Strip Club were golden. There's some great rap on there that isn't aimed squarely at a juvenile sense of humour though; Man Not A Myth, To Luke From The Posse and I Ain't Bullshittin part 2 were all in contention for this post but I went with Fuck A Gang. There's no outright dis on it but given it dropped at the height of NWA's popularity, and Luke would get into some beef with Dre and Snoop a couple of years later, maybe he was taking a shot at them here. Great song either way.



Check Don't Sleep #1, 2 & 3

Friday, 31 October 2014

Sickamore 'Watch Me Do Me' (2003)

NYC, August 2003. I'm walking back to my hotel when I hear some music playing. Looking over I realise I've finally found somewhere selling mixtapes. It's a tiny hole in the wall spot, and as I get closer I hear what sounds like 2Pac rapping over an updated version of 'My Melody'. I ask what's playing and get handed this CD. The track starts again and I hear "Pac" dissing Ja Rule, Murder Inc (but they weren't around when he was alive, I hear you cry) and Jay Z. Weird as fuck but it sounds great, and better than any other official posthumous 2Pac tracks. The rest of the tracklist looks pretty solid so it's purchased...

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Once you get past the bizarre opener, you also get some Dipset, G Unit, Jay Z, Snoop and State Property. There's also Cam'ron & DMX 'Pull It 2003', which I don't think ever came out ,Cuban Link dissing Kay Slay on 'Hit Em Up 2'  and, erm, Smoothe Da Hustler rapping over Crazy In Love.