For those that don’t know, Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito were responsible for breaking too many hip hop artists back in the 90’s on their Columbia University radio show in NYC . Their show featured exclusive demo tapes and in-studio freestyles from many then-unsigned artists (yes we are talking the likes of Jay Z,  Nas, Wu, Biggie etc).

2010 marks just over 20 years since their 1st show so they recently had a reunion. An extra large 5 hours of music & banter which is not to be missed. Thanks Gordy for the tip……


A nice little 30 minute mix of unreleased Calibre beats by his Irish mate Zero T. Recorded a few months ago on his Footprints radio show. Bring on Shelflife Volume 3 please Mr Martin ……….

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A few new Worldwide shows

October 20, 2010

GPShadow //    GPKonAmir

Yesterday I found time again to catchup on some Worldwide shows that I missed in the last few weeks. 2 killer sessions worthy of your time are the ones with DJ Shadow or Kon & Amir. The usual interesting chats and obscure selections you come to expect for these top of the game crate diggers. Highly entertaining ……


This morning I was doing some catching up on a few Worldwide shows that I have missed the last weeks. One worthy of your time is the Erykah Badu b2b session with GP. Expect to hear a few cuts from her sensational new album – New Amerykah Part 2, other good music she selected, plus plenty of chatter from one of the most unique female singers of our time. That Edith Funker project she is involed in sounds dope….. Read the rest of this entry »

Mos& BenjiB1x17012010

Benji B drops some of Mos Def’s finest musical moments plus has some interesting talks with the man about the making of The Ecstatic, Brooklyn, the legendary DJ J Rocc, Blackstarr doing some singles, Dilla’s legacy and even playing the timpani. The last hour of the 3 hour session is filled with Mos Def’s selection. Big up to Kareem over at  nobodydancenomore for recording this show. A big download at 250mb but it’s raw and enlightening.

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Mitsu in Paris 2009 - photo from

mitsu-rbmafiresidechat   //  mitsu-1xtrabenjib2004

I was away when DJ Mitsu did his mix on GP’s Worldwide (23/07/2009) and I still haven’t managed to find a copy anywhere online – if you do have a copy on mp3 then please gimme a shout. But what I did stumble over upon my searches were his little showcase on the wonderful RBMA Radio from July, plus another old set he did for 1xtra when Benji B was over in Japan way back in 2004.  Check them both if your down with the Jazzy Sport sound.

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Peterson V Shadow

My apoligies for the lack of posts in the last week or so, but everyone needs time out every once in while. My princess and I have been down in Fuerteventura enjoying the sunshine.

I wiped my MP3 player b4 we left and then reloaded it full with randomness from my external HD (stuff that I haven’t heard in years). A beach favourite ended up being Shadow’s appearance on Worldwide way back in 2002. GP draws a few of his favs for the special occasion and the guest Shadow drops a deep selection that he especially hand picked before he ventured over the atlantic. Great music and interesting conversations with 2 legends in the game!!

Gilles Peterson - Madlib and J-Rocc Takeover

J.Rocc on 1Xtra   //   J.Rocc/Madlib on Radio 1 (from Stones Throw Site) // Full Radio Mix

Yessir, the J.Rocc & Madlib takeover that I have been waiting for finally went to air last night on Gilles Peterson’s BBC Radio 1 show. There isn’t a whole lot to say about it except check it out sooner rather than later. Also I suggest you make an additional 2 hours free so that you can digest the J.Rocc Benji B showdown too. Photos via Stones Throw and more info over at the BBC. What a treat !!! Read the rest of this entry »

Madlib on Radio Nova

May 29, 2009

Madlib on Radio Nova

Madlib on Radio Nova

The bad kid drop a 30 minute set on Radio Nova in Paris. Madlib’s selection is always very eclectic and this is no exception with some modal/spiritual jazz delights, latin chants, a weee bit of hip-hop and the usual quirkiness one would expect from man of many aliases.

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The Shadow 4-Track Era 3xCD

DJ Shadow needs no introducton as his earlier releases on Mo Max are timeless. Anything he puts on from this period I happily buy on sight. His latest offering is a 3xCD collection recorded between 1990-1992 with his Yamaha MT-100 4-track cassette recorder…… 

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