Friday, 25 September 2009



Friday, 11 September 2009

DJ Shadow - Entroducing


Ok just wanna give you a heads up on a record (one of many) that I spin on a daily basis that helps me get through day to day daily nonsense; DJ Shadow - Entroducing, it's hardly underground or backpack but every hiphop head should own this. Actually, every person who has the slighest interest in electronic music should own this, period. Many turntable nerds, trip-hoppers, frat boys, hippies, ravers see this record as almost spiritual.

Anyway, this is Shadow's debut studio record released on November 19th, 1996 on Mo' Wax Records. The whole record has been stitched together using sampled elements from jazz, hiphop, funk, phychadelia, old television shows, interviews and percussion tracks all layers upon layers of them. All done using an MPC60, word. The list of total samples used in the record entirely is huge, i would post the list but it's 114 lines long. This record has actually been entered into the Guinness Book Of Records as the first record ever made from sampled sources. TIME magazine also rated it as one of the top 100 records of all time, into it. The piece is neither a dance album nor a scratch a record but by using the samples lifted from obscure records he's created a completely new identity in the music shown. The production is mint, even 13 years on, the sound is so rich and full (a whole record using vinyl samples through analogue equipment is going to anyway) and the samples don't feel too choppy. My personal favourite bangers on here are 'The Number Song,' ' What Does Your Soul Look Like,' 'Mutual Slump' and 'Midnight In A Perfect World.' This is a perfect night drive soundtrack. Get lifted to this.

Oh yeh and the cover depicts Solesides members ChiefExcel and LyricsBorn in 'Records,' a record store 710K street, Sacramento, CA.


Seek these out for me


...and i'm eternally your bitch.

Thursday, 20 August 2009



Packing light. See you all Sunday.

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Mixtapes, assorted

Just a heads up on a few mixes I believe are bangers.



A ladies rap mix. I think MCs with 2 X chromosomes are hard. Jazzi Love, MC Shay, Peaches & Cream, DW & Party Crew, Monie Love and so on. Dope.


DJ NUTS - Embalo Jovem

This shit is raw. Brazilian murder music at it's best.


J.ROCC - Cold Heat Mix

J.Rocc aka the Funky President. And he's dropped this heavy. Some nice 60's phychedelic briefly thrown in too. Was a toss up between the two James Brown mixes and Cooking Ingredients.


MADLIB - Radio 1 mix

This was aired on Radio 1 while Madlib and J.Rocc were touring Europe back in May. Some crazy joints on this one; Prince Jazzbo, Byron Miller, Thai Soul Compilation, Irio DePaula etc...


MAYER HAWTHORNE - Hawthorne Radio (Stones Throw podcast)

Lovely soul/R&B mix. Some of my favourite artists are on this; Martha & The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Precisions, Marvin Gaye etc. Very nice.

Sunday, 9 August 2009



Oh No is flipping Ethiopian records for his new instrumental joint Ethiopium. For his last instrumental record he sampled Turkish records for Dr. No's Oxperiment. His older brother Madlib has also flipped movie scenes, Indian records and unreleased Blue Note material. Japan and Africa are next on the cards apparantly.


Brasilintime is a documentary whereby Coleman and B+ travel to Sao Paulo, Brasil to enlist local drummers to help compile a break record. With help from Madlib, J.Rocc, DJ Babu among others. Performances are beautiful almost.