Saturday 30 January 2016

DJ Filthy Rich - 90's Reggae Hip Hop Vol.1 (2016)

This one has been a while in the making but Toronto's DJ Filthy Rich has just dropped the first volume of his Reggae Hip Hop mix...

Here's the Soundcloud link. There may well be a download link appearing at some point so follow him on there for more treats.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

Fusion - The Burner (2003)

Obscure promo mix CD heat now, courtesy of Fusion, a producer best known for his work with OB4ZL favourite Fallacy. This gathers up a bunch of exclusives, blends, freestyles and remixes from the US and UK. Highligts include some early Durrty Goodz (when he was still Durrty Doogz), the mix of Made You Look over the Big N Bashy instrumental, D&B vet Skibadee dropping something over a Just Blaze beat that I cant place right now and some always welcome verses by Skeme (the English one).

Sunday 24 January 2016

DJ Clue - Winter part 1 (1995)

Clue's 'Winter part 1' tape from 1995, because it's cold outside. Lots of blends on this one...

Monday 18 January 2016

Tim Westwood - Radio 1 Rap Show (1995)

The 11th February 1995 to be precise. This starts off with the Melle Mell joint I posted below, followed by new music by Flip Squad, Method Man, Double XX Posse, Ill Al Skratch, Frankie Cutlass, Nine, Alkaholiks, LL and Show & AG. All good then...

Sunday 17 January 2016

Melle Mell - The Message '94 (Westwood special)

Melle Mell flips some new (and old) lyrics over The Message as a dubplate special for Westwood...

The photo above was taken at the premier of Ice T's Art Of Rap documentary in London back in 2012. A great night in a less than half full Hammersmith Apollo with Ice, Mell, Hijack, Rae & Ghost and Chuck D all performing live and getting together for a freestyle sesh at the end. Chuck came out to the Nation Of Millions intro, recorded at the same venue 25 years previously which was a nice touch.

Wednesday 13 January 2016

DJ Juice - Volume 37 (1997-98)

Another J-U-ICE mix, guessing this is from late 97/early 98. No tracklist but that always makes the first listen a bit more enoyable. Lots of LOX related stuff on here, plus Big Pun, Busta & Cormega, Cappadonna, Rakim, Master P and CNN all blended the f' up.

Wednesday 6 January 2016

DJ Clue - Clue For President (1998)

Another banger from Clue. This is the tape with The Lox freestyle over 'You Know My Steez', plus some Jay Z, Onyx, Mic Geronimo, Cam'ron and Noreaga...

Still got more Clue & Juice tapes to come.

Sunday 3 January 2016

McGruff 'Harlem Kids Get Biz' (DJ Step One blend)

Right, back to some proper no nonsense mid 90s rap music. Here's the acapella of Herb McGruff's dope 'Harlem Kids Get Biz' blended with Jemini's 'Brooklyn Kids' instrumental. You see what I did there?

The Jemini beat is by the perenially underrated Minnesota who has a host of quality tracks to his name but for some reason never quite quite blew up like some might have expected. The original McGruff track was produced by Spunk Bigga, who's career was probably held back by his choice of name more than anything. Judging by the lack of Google image results for him it looks like he knows it too.

Friday 1 January 2016

DJ Step One - Mash Up & Dance

I've decided I'm going to try and drop a mix on the first of each month throughout 2016, so here's January's installment. The first thing to say about this mix is that it would've been alot more appropriate to drop it yesterday as its a straight house party set. Still, keep it on deck and you never know when it might come in handy. I got busy mixing up the genres and threw in a few acapellas, re-edits and mash ups along the way...

Cheryl Lynn - Encore
Beats International - Dub Be Good To Me (A Skillz festival edit)
Ronny Jordan - So What
Montell Jordan - This Is How We Do It (acapella)
Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
Eli Escobar - Heavenly Break
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
Lucy Pearl - Dont Mess With My Man (acapella)
De La Soul - Me Myself & I (instrumental)
James Brown - The Payback Mix
Mystikal - Shake Ya Ass (Jim Sharp edit)
Usher ft Lil Jon & Ludacris - Yeah
Bell Biv Devoe - Poison
Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock (instrumental)
Madonna - Into The Groove (acapella)
Inner City - Big Fun
Dusty Springfield - Spooky (Sonny Fodera edit)
Duke Dumont - Need U 100 (GM extended mix)
DJ Twister - Funky Dance
Carrie Lucas - Dance With You (Marcello Giordami edit)
Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards mix)
George Morel - Lets Groove
Mary J Blige - Just Fine (acapella)
Toddla T ft Shola Ama - Take It Back (2 Bears mix - DJ Mystery edit)
Missy Elliot vs Daft Punk - One More Lick (DJ Riz mash-up)