Wednesday 28 October 2009

New blog, New mix!

As this blog is based around classic Hip Hop I thought I'd set up a new one for 'other stuff'.
There's no real theme but its mainly going to consist of DJ mixes of upfront and classic music across various genres like House & Garage, Jungle/D&B, Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Reggae etc
There's a few bits up so far including a classic 1994 jungle set by DJ Hype at World Dance.
I've also posted a new mix by myself which is on more of a 'house party' tip with some Hip Hop, Ragga, R&B and party breaks. It sounds good and you'll like it so go and get it here:


If you've got a mix you'd like to submit for either of my blogs email

Tuesday 27 October 2009

Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 (1995)

First up out of DJ MK's stash is this tape of Funkmaster Flex's 'Street Jams' show on Hot 97 from October 1995.
Flex is at his best when he's just allowed to play what he wants and it sounds like he's doing just that here - the big tunes of the day like 'Danger' are dropped alongside some old skool, breaks and R&B. Other music featured includes Heather B, Kaotic Style, D Nice and Biggie aswell as some Wreckx N Effect, Father MC and Lil Shawn.


Monday 26 October 2009

DJ Books presents Hurby Azor: Legacy Music

Following the Stetsasonic mix I posted recently, here's another mix paying tribute to one of the forgotten legends of the 80s. DJ Books has compiled a solid selection of Hurby 'LuvBug' Azor productions. Hurb was the man behind the boards for Salt N Pepa, Kid N Play, Sweet Tee and Dana Dane amongst others. He had a distinctive club-friendly sound and is probably still getting decent sized cheques from 'Push It'. Get to know...


Sunday 25 October 2009

As I come back...

Following on from the last post, things seem to be sorted out - for the moment anyway.
Firstly, thanks to DJ Mystery for sorting out my laptop and getting Adobe Audition up and running again. Audacity doesnt quite cut it as far as editing/tape ripping goes.
Secondly, massive big up to DJ MK for responding to my last post and letting me have a dig through his crates of mixtapes. He's got a sick collection and although I only had time to scratch the surface I definitely came home with some treats for you.
Check back over the next few weeks for some classic Funkmaster Flex, Lord Finesse, Tony Touch, Stretch & Bobbito and more.
On top of all that, and after fighting my way back from North London in some shitty traffic, I get home to see that Liverpool have beaten Man Utd. Again! A good day all round then...

Tuesday 20 October 2009


Just a brief note to let those of you that check this site regularly know that it might be a bit quiet around here for a minute. The reasons are several (none of them federal) but its mainly because:

- The programme I use to record and edit has suddenly thrown a bitch fit and decided it doesnt like Vista (again) so I'm trying to sort that out.

- I've nearly exhausted my supply of tapes. I'm not that keen on re-posting things that are generally available elsewhere and I'm waiting to see if a couple of people come through and hook me up with some treats as promised.

In the meantime I recommend you investigate some of the good peoples on my blogroll.
If you're in need of a some classic Hip Hop to get you through the week DJ MK has just posted this DJ EV & Funkmaster Flex mixtape so go see him about that.

Stay tuned...

Thursday 15 October 2009

DJ Remike - Stetsasonic: The Original Hip Hop Band

This is the second installment in an ongoing series put together by S.O.U.L. After the success of DJ Books' Juice Crew mix, DJ Remike steps up with a tribute to Stetsasonic. This is definitely an original concept for a mix as Stetsasonic seem to be overlooked when people discuss the golden era of the late 80s. If you're not up on them this is a good place to start...

DOWNLOAD one track mix
DOWNLOAD split tracks version

If you would like to make any kind of contribution to the project or you're a DJ who would like to make a mixtape for the project contact

Friday 9 October 2009

Lord Finesse DJ set on WBAI 99.5 FM (2006)

Wicked mix of golden era classics by the one and only Lord Finesse on the infamous Underground Railroad show on WBAI.

Monday 5 October 2009

Stretch Armstrong & Bobitto on WKCR (1995

This is the full tape of the show that featured the Group Home freestyle I posted last month.
Stretch turns up late so there's quite a bit of talking at the start (seems like alot of heads tend to like this so I left it in), music includes tunes by Real Live, Smoothe Da Hustler, The Cenubites and DJ Krush.
There's been a lot of Stretch & Bobbito shows appearing on the net recently but I haven't seen this one make an appearance yet so thought I'd share.

DJ 563 'Whats Real' mixtape

This mix of mid-90s remixes, b-sides and promo only tracks courtesy of DJ 563 is definitely worth your time. Shout out to all the old Mr Bongo crew!


Thursday 1 October 2009

Clark Kent - In Control on WBLS (1989)

Back to some classic NYC radio business here. Clark Kent in the mix on the legendary 'In Control' show, dropping some Chubb Rock, EPMD, Public Enemy and De La Soul amongst others.


Enjoy. This is another one from Mr Greedy's collection.

DJ Shep 'Holdin Court' mix

Nice mix of classics and party starters from DJ Shep.Full tracklist is in the comments section.


I should've posted this about a month ago (which is why its subtitled 'carnival warm-up') but it was emailed to my work computer and I forgot to forward it home. Apologies!