Sunday 25 October 2015

Sauce Money - Future Flavas freestyle (1998)

Always happy to post some Sauce Money. Rediscovered this having not heard it for years, and have been playing it all week...

The beat  is lovely. Not something I've heard before so could be an unreleased Marley or Pete Rock production? Speak up if you know different.

Sauce Money on The Combat Jack Show

Saturday 24 October 2015

DJ Rectangle - Behind Bars (1999)

That last Rectangle mix I posted went down well, and rightly so - every mix he dropped back in the day was heat. Here's one from '99. Bangers, blends and acapellas flying around all over the place and superbly mixed as you'd expect...

Monday 19 October 2015

Blood Money - Pillow Talk (2015)

Another seamlessly mixed set from R&B connoisseurs DJ Wax On and Sparkle Motion's MR TOBES, 'Pillow Talk' sees Blood Money return with a stunning selection of early to mid-80s quiet storm jams, all expertly blended together for your listening/love making pleasure.


Wednesday 14 October 2015

Don't Sleep #9
Ill Mannered Posse 'Scanlous' (1989)

Taking it to The Bay for Don't Sleep #9. I don't know too much about Ill Mannered Posse other than they were from San Francisco and lead rapper Cougnut died in 2001. A bit more research for this post reveals Andre Nickatina was also a member and their handful of underground releases fetch a few quid on Discogs.
'Scanlous' came out when West Coast rap still had a recognisable East Coast influence, in this case with some PE and LL samples being cut up in the chorus. It brings to mind early Compton's Most Wanted which is obviously a good thing...

This was discovered way back in 1989-90 when my mate Rob, who was doing reasonably well for himself in the acting biz (considering he was 11) and  was doing a job in London. An American kid he was performing with gave him a TDK that included this song and also served as my introduction to the Geto Boys, in particular 'Do It Like A G.O', 'Gangster Of Love' and 'Mr Scarface'. Safe to say it stayed in rotation for along time.

Sunday 11 October 2015

DJ Step One - The Sunday Coolout (2015)

This is the first mix I've done in ages and as it was recorded on a chilled out, hanogver free Sunday I thought I'd go with some laid back selection. It's mostly R&B with a few lesser known joints and a couple of blends...

Somethin For The People - Don't Wanna Break Your Heart
Tee Dawg - Hypnotize
Infinite ft Grand Puba - Will You Be My Baby (Daddy's mix)
Naughty By Nature - Written On Ya Kitten (QD III remix)
Mona Lisa ft The LOX - Just Wanna Please You (remix)
Jay Z - Can't Knock The Hustle (demo version)
Allure ft 50 Cent - Let It Be
Brand Nubian - Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (remix)
A Tribe Called Quest - Lyrics To Go (Tumblin Dice remix)
SWV ft Jay Z, Mr Cheeks, Busta Rhymes, Smoothe & Trigga - You're The One (remix)
Horace Brown - One For The Money (blend)
Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew (blend)
Faith Evans - You Used To Love Me
Mary J Blige & Grand Puba - Whats The 411
Keith Murray - Hot To Def
Janet Jackson ft Q Tip - Got Til Its Gone
Boyz II Men - Thank You (Untouchable mix)

Thursday 8 October 2015

Marley Marl - In Control with EPMD (1989)

Following on from the last post, here's the other one of A To The L's tape rips that I found in the stash. Marley on WBLS in 1989 with EPMD and DMC in the studio..

Saturday 3 October 2015

Marley Marl - In Control with Ultramagnetic MCs & 3rd Bass (1989)

Aaaaand, we're back! Everything is unpacked and plugged in at the new place so normal service can now be resumed. I haven't actually had time to rip anything but I found this on the hard drive and thought I'd give it a new lease of life. Marley Marl's show on the weekend of the New Music Seminar back in July 1989. 3rd Bass and Ultramagnetic in the studio. Off you go...

This must've been one of the first tape rips of its kind online, or at least one of the first I downloaded back in the dial-up days. The file info tells me its courtesy of the homie A to the L so shout out to him.