August 29, 2009
Muro is back with volume 8 in the King Of Diggin series. Like all the other mixes in the series this is f**king dope. It comes packaged in a little box with a t-shirt inside (yes it actually fits unlike the usual xxl american one size fit all tshirts/dresses) and is rare as hens teeth teeth as it was only released is small quantities in Japan. So when is volume 7 due ey?
August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009
August 24, 2009
Today is the official release date of Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers 4… Yoohooo.. Unfortunately my copy hasn’t arrived yet, but I am looking forward to the postman dropping it off very soon. In the meanwhile you can check the best of bubblers mix………
August 23, 2009
Suff Daddy is the next up in the beat tape series on MPM known as the Hi-Hat Club. Suff has taken bit more of a futuristic vibe on his production than his peers did on the 1st series, though there is still plenty of wicked loops and samples thrown in the blend. Of the 20 instrumental hip-hop tracks there is only a couple that I wasn’t feeling (sampling biggie or mop acapellas is a little played out in my opinion). Nevertheless this is a really enjoyable slice of wax and a must for lovers of sample based hip hop music.
August 19, 2009
J.Rocc has decided to reissue his super Tasters Choice mix cd series. It was originally only available on CDR at his shows or record stores he decided to hand a few copies ,which ment it was pretty much impossible to get your hands on a copy. Volume 1 is a straight up brazilian mix that goes through some bossa, samba and boogaloo bits. I have the originals of 2,3 and 5 – so I won’t be reviewing these but make sure you cop the reissues if you don’t have these already (though I am tempted to grab them again as the packing is 10x nicer). Volume 4 doesnt exist but J Rocc said over at his stoneyjacksonblog that he started it and you can dl the results. Volume 5 is my pick of the bunch with Volume 1 coming in a close 2nd. As I have said before – J.Rocc is the best DJ.
August 18, 2009
When I put the newest offering from Now Again on my decks last weekend I was pleasantly suprised not to be hearing some obscure 70s funk, but instead what sounded like some rare & reissued lost bossa jazz album from the 60s. Funnily enough the trio who made this record, Triorganico, are now residing in southern California and recently recorded these 18 organic & warm accoustic brazilian grooves. Conivencia is an authentic, unique & extremely beautiful album that would appeal to lovers of bossa-nova, tropicalia or latin jazz. My only gripe about this 2×12″ LP was that its deserves better packaging (perhaps a gatefold cover).
August 13, 2009
You probably haven’t heard of Brother unless your a DJ or follow the DnB scene closely, but in the last 4 years he has made some of the nicest musical DnB. His sounds incorporate Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae and has a kinda similar vibe to earlier works from Calibre, Bid Bud or Carlito. Brother‘s 1st album Hidden Depths has just been released on Fokuz and is available digitally from Beatport (the 180gram LP/ 2xCD will be out in all good record stores very soon). A highly recommended purchase that is appealing to music lovers both young and old.