Saturday, October 16, 2021

Mix : Rob Pursey Presents Dedicated Vol. 1 - Underground/Jazzy 90s Hip Hop


1. Everybody - Basement Khemist

2. Detour To The Left - Ghetto Chilldren

3. Dedicated - Digable Planets

4. The Ultimate - Nomaads

5. Say Word - Boogiemonsters feat. Bahmadia

6. Illuminated Sunlight - Mood

7. And Justice For All - Circle Of Native Vibes

8. MCs - World Renown

9. Mothership - A.D.A.N.T. Foundation

10. Caught Up - Kinship

11. Markd4death - Deda

12. Rhyme Trainin' (Remix) - Mathematik

13. Life To The MC (Remix) - Mass Influence

14. Nonoxynol Rhymin - Blaque Spurm feat. Fyne

15. Explanations - Homeliss Derelix

16. Trilogy - E.C. Illa

17. Onementality - Sic Sense

18. Wonderlust - Rob-O

Hiero Day - Hip Hop Slam /Soul Beat TV - Sept 18 1993

"The first Hiero Day took place on 9/3/2012 in Oakland but two decades earlier on 9/18/93 on Hip Hop Slam TV on Soul Beat in Oakland when the Hieroglyphics collective, including Del The Funkee Homosapien, Souls of Mischief, Casual, Extra Prolific, Shamen and Domino, stopped by the live weekly four hour TV show to be interviewed by Turntable T. Video executive produced by Billy Jam with graphics by Geoff/Dawg Eat Dawg and camera by Raymond Ulibarri + later additional editing/production by DJ ALF. Additional contributions from C-Note and Robin Young." - courtesy of Billy Jam

King Kashmere - In The Hour Of Chaos - 2021

High Focus Records will be back soon with a reissue on physical format of King Kashmere's album "In The Hour Of Chaos", originally released by Receptor Records in 2006.

"My debut album “In The Hour Of Chaos” was released in the winter of 2006 on Receptor Records, a few years after the release of Technical Illness/Backhand Slap Talk (Lowlife Records) with my brother Verb T. Receptor Records is a label that was created by myself, DJ Krooked Fingaz and Thomas Browne (RIP) in the year 2000 after being given a lot of game by Peter Bond aka Pete Real who ran the original Deal Real Records in the Westend (Noel St.) Not to be confused with the revamped Carnaby street store later on. The knowledge he gave me was the lifeblood of our label. Initially set up to release my first record “The Raw Styles EP”, we decided to carry on and it became not only home for two more subsequent Kashmere releases (Raw Styles v2.0 and in the hour of chaos) but home to my whole Ill Breed family, particularly Combined Mentalz who released “The Fundamentalz” which was mixed by legendary engineer No Sleep Nigel and featured production from group member Baron SynBack and Ghost. 

In The Hour Of Chaos was a passion project for me and Thomas Browne. Being my best friend, he had always had an extreme belief in my potential and was my biggest supporter. We wanted to put together something special! Our ambition was to be in the league of the people we looked up to. The Dr Octagon album was a huge influence on us growing up so it made sense that we wanted to do something highly conceptualised. At that time I started to get interested in the occult but through the lens of the John Constantine hell blazer comics (DC/VERTIGO) and various other sources. This clearly informed the direction of the album. I played a Constantine-Esque character maneuvering through the minefield of the physical realm and the other side, battling demons both externally and within. I stumbled across the concept of chaos magic and was very intrigued. We went as far as to design a chaos medallion and have it forged from pure silver. The man that did this for us had his workshop which was built by Loch Ness! We shot a video for 'Playing With Fire' in rural Ireland and a video for 'The Ark' deep inside Chislehurst caves. These are memories that I will cherish forever. 

Unfortunately, in 2014, my best friend, my brother from another mother, passed away. He was a man that was loved by all. It's something I'll never get over but for every move I make, I often ask myself “what would Tom think of this?”. So with great pleasure, I along with the good people at High Focus Records present to you the re-release of this album. Some of you may be familiar and some of you may not be. All I’ll say is, sit back, relax, close your eyes and let this album ride. Peace." - courtesy of King Kashmere

For now, the full album is only available Digitally

AG of D.I.T.C. - The 5th Beattle (DJ Spinna Remix) - 2021


7" - 2021 - F5 Records 

"This 7″ is DJ Spinna’s Remix to the “The 5th Beattle” By AG of D.I.T.C. Spinna takes this track to the next level as only he can. The original version is on the B-Side produced by DJ Crucial. Both tracks have bonus beat instrumentals." - courtesy of F5 Records 

300 copies only ...


Cracker Jon & Violentlyill - Bought Off and Silenced By Gizmos and Toys - 2021

LP - 2021 - Ill Records   

UK emcee Cracker Jon teams up with the Northern Ireland-based producer Violentlyill to drop this 14-track LP entitled "Bought Off and Silenced By Gizmos and Toys". The album is available on limited edition 12" Black vinyl ( 250 copies only).

 Shipping Date : December 2021

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ill Treats & Glad2Mecha - Make It Happen feat. Grand Puba (Mac McRaw Remix)


7" - 2021 - AE Productions 

"Originally featured on the Ill Treats & Glad2Mecha - The Return album released by HHV Records back in 2019, Make It Happen featuring the legendary Grand Puba (of Brand Nubian and before that Masters Of Ceremony), gets a great new chunky SP1200 fueled remix by Mac McRaw (Vinyl Veterans/Cold Rock Stuff/Puma Strut). Anyone that copped Mac McRaw's 60 Raw Ones beat tape release from AE in 2020 will be well aware of his mastery of the SP1200 which is utilised again here for his friend and fellow Brightonian Ill Treats, now residing in Scottsdale, Arizona. " - courtesy of AE Productions


Honor Society - Breaking & Entering / Red Dawn - 1996

12" - 1996 - Society Entertainment 

Here is another rare 12" coming from Maryland, Gaithersburg Area... released in 1996 by a group named Honor Society consisted of Intrigue Garcia, R. Ham, J. Minor, P. Hale, C. Allen, E. Jalloh, K. Kokolakis and maybe DJ Accel... no info about them to be honest except what it's written on the label. 
I've talked to Bill Source (of Massive Rings) who worked on the mix session at records studio, but he doesn't remember anything about the group except that Intrigue Garcia was his former partner and he started his own group which was Honor Society... He lost contact with him unfortunately. 

The 12" contains the song "Breaking & Entering" available in its Album, Radio and instrumental versions, produced DJ Accel and the song "Red Dawn (Album Version)", but no info about this one for the production part. 

Video : Up 2 Know Good - Normally Different - 2021


Video of lead single "Normally Different" dropped by the UK group Up 2 Know Good (BroomMan, Dot.I & BadFX), off the self-titled album which will be released on vinyl via the German-based label Dezi-Belle Records on October 17th (50 copies only)... stay tuned !