Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Jazz Spastiks & PENPALS Remixes: Made For The Underground 2xLP - 2018

2xLP - 2018 - HHV  

The Jazz Spastiks are back with a Limited edition of 500 black vinyl copies worldwide of the Jazz Spastiks' remixes of the classic Penpals album "Made For The Underground" with features by Pete Flux, Junclassic, Marvolus Jay and others. Includes all instrumentals as well. 


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Olori Rock - Ruff-N-Tuff / Don't Test Me - 1994

12" - 1994 - LonGevity Records

Back in '94 with this rare 12" released by Olori Rock, a young MC from Harlem 'Grant Projects' (125st & Amsterdam Ave). The wax is composed of 2 tracks 'Ruff-N-Tuff' and 'Don't Test Me', both produced by a cat named LSD. It came out on LonGevity Records and was also engineered by LG, Positive K's DJ. 
The main single of the 12" is 'Ruff-N-Tuff' available on the 'That Ride' side, in its Wrekless Radio Mix version and Rugged Butta Remix version, but the flip side wins this time with the excellent 'Don't Test Me (Smooth Radio Mix)' which is Olori's favorite track too, according to him.

Olori Manns : "I was already discovered by a group from Brooklyn 3-4 years prior to that, Witchdoctor & the Dominating three MC's on loan on Timberwolfe Records, which I made a record with, doing the human beatbox."

Olori Manns :"Timberwolfe Records was managed by Susane Buckley and Fred Porter. DJ Witch Doctor a.k.a Norman Glover (RIP) was the DJ's name also known as Platinum producer on Biggie Smalls album 'Ready to Die' years later."

 Olori Rock (Bottom) / Superlova Cee and Casanova Rud / Mellow Nate Dee / Rock Master J  Count Cool Out & DJ Witchdoctor - Photo courtesy of Olori Manns

Olori Rock / Rockmaster J Count Cool Out / Mellow Nate Dee / DJ Witch Doctor - Photo courtesy of Olori Manns

Olori Manns : "I met Steven Brown a.k.a LSD at the Apollo. He came down to see me performed when musician Nat Adley recommended him to go and see me. Nat Adley played Instrument for Luther Vandross and his daughter went to school with my sister. She was 4 years younger than me probably about 11 or 12 when my sister's friend's mother heard my demo, she told her husband who is Nat Adley and he called Steven Brown ... that's how the connection happened.
Longevity records was put together by Steven Brown and Stanley Brown who is Steven's Father. Steven got his dad to give him $10,000 to invest in my first Single "Ruff-N-Tuff / Don't Test Me" in 1994."

Mad Props to Olori Manns a.k.a Olori Rock, thanks for your time !

New Joint : DJ Stresh feat Kev Brown - Windows Down - 2018

"Windows Down" is the new single released by DJ Stresh and featuring Kev Brown. At the moment, the track is only available for Digital Download

Mixtape : Black Moon - Enta Da Stage: 25th Anniversary Mixtape

Mad Props to Dj Filthy Rich  

Monday, October 29, 2018

Big O - Shmoov Wit Da Ruffness - 1996

12" - 1996 - Blackwiz Records

This is the first and only 12" released by the NYC artist named Big O. It was released in 1996 on Blackwiz Records, a House Music Label launched by Sandy Rivera in 1993. 
The only song of the wax is "Shmoov Wit Da Ruffness", available in different versions (Shmoov Mix / Dub / Acappela / Gamemaster Mix / K.O.T. Mix / K.O.T. Dub / Ruff Mix / Ruff Dub), everything produced by a collective of Beatmakers called Kings Of Tomorrow whose Sandy Rivera was part of. 


I've asked some questions to Sandy Rivera to get more info about Big O but no answer until this day... the only person available to give me some details was Doug Roberts who mixed the project. 

Douglas Roberts :  "I was working at a dubbing studio in NY and met and worked with a lot of the house and garage producers that were putting out their own releases on independent labels. Sandy Rivera came around a few times and we got talking, he invited me to go over to his home studio one day to listen to some tracks he was working on and maybe do some writing, producing and engineering. One of the projects was the Big O tracks, he asked me if I'd be interested in mixing them and I said sure! I'd never mixed rap before but I had worked with Gang Starr and Mob Deep in the past and I figured I could handle it. 
We spent a few hours mixing the various versions that are on the 12", Sandy gave me free rein on the sound mix, and we put the versions together, mixing side by side, we had no automation and all the drops and cuts were done real time, no second chances. It was a lot of fun, Sandy had a real basic set up and if I remember correctly we mixed on these big old disco speakers, no expensive studio monitors! Real ruffneck style! The 12" came out and I got my copy, I've always been proud of that work, I think it has a good feel, genuine roots.
All I know is that Big O was a mate of Sandy's from the neighborhood, this was the first track he'd done and I think the only one, I never heard anything from him again..."  

Mad Props to Douglas Roberts, thanks for your help !

The Tung Returns

From Caught in the Middle #1 - 1994

Radio Show : Suspect Packages Radio Show (Oct 2018)

Here is the last batch of UK Hip-Hop joints dropped by Disorda on the Suspect Packages Radio Show of October 2018. Enjoy !

Ric Branson - Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
Aver ft. Cappo - Something From Nothing
Nick Roberts ft. Dizzy Dustin - Hitman For Hire
Coops - Rude Bwoi
Deeflux & Miracle - Debonaire
Gee Bag & Illinformed ft. Doug Sure - Dog House
Crabbman - Backways
Eric The Red - Tracks And Walls
Joe Burn - System Is A Fraud
DJ Vadim ft. Jamalski - Nah Badboy Fe We
Seanie T ft. Roots Manuva - Warning
DJ Vadim ft. Jman & Killa P - No Hype Man
Dabbla ft. Rag N Bone Man - Tweeters
Outlaw Posse - Living In Hackney
Tha 4orce & Gee Bag - 4 The Mind & Soul (Remix)
Mongrels ft. Jason Williamson Of Sleaford Mods - Over Eggin' It
3PM - Clash Of The Beats Pt.2
Dabbla - Hemisphere
Dirty Dike ft. Lee Scott - Woah
Deeflux & Miracle - Ferapy
Crabbman - Rambler
Hock Tu Down - Fanks
Res One & Illinformed ft. Verb T & Leaf Dog - Closing In
King Grubb - No Hands
Juga-Naut & Sonnyjim - Deluxxxe
Fliptrix ft. Datkid - One Hundred
Res One & Illinformed ft. Charly Cut - Mr Contemptious
Hock Tu Down - Breakfast
King Grubb - Tagliatelle Sandwich
Eric The Red ft. Paro, Datkid & Dj Merk - Eyes Open
Nick Roberts ft. Cyrus Malachi - Cinnamon Swirl
Jam Baxter - Vulture
Pitch 92 ft. Sparkz, [ K S R ] & Doctor Outer - Dawn
Pitch 92 ft. Ashley Henry - One Handed
Nick Roberts - Selective Enemies
Mongrels ft. Cappo & Juga-Naut - Shoot The Breeze

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen - August 7th 1993 - WNWK

 Kevin Keith & The Dirty Dozen 105.9 WNWK August 7, 1993

Poppa Bear Kool Breeze - Ya Better Stop Remix
The Troubleneck Brothers - Troubleneck Wreck
Tha Alkaholiks - Mary Jane Remix
Rumpletilskinz - Hudz
Digital Underground - The Return of The Crazy One 
Digable Planets - Little Renee
Pudgee Tha Phat Bastard - Checkin’ Out the Ave
MC Lyte - What’s my Name Yo 
Fat Joe - Flow Joe Instrumental
Talk Break with Harvey Jr
? Instrumental ?
Young Lord - Real G’s Die Hard
The Troubleneck Brothers - Gusto
Yaggfu Front - Busted Loop
De La Soul - En Focus
? - 456 
Da King & I - Let’s Take a Trip
The Pharcyde - Otha Fish
Casual - Thoughts Of The Thoughtful 
Talk Break
Slick Rick - Cuz It’s Wrong

Props to DJ Eclipse

Ruff-T - Ruffneck '92 - 2018

LP - 2018 - Qrates / kadv

Kick A Dope Verse! and Qrates present you their first vinyl release, which carries 16 heavy beats produced by Ruff-T that will make you remember and feel the sound of those years. Only classic boom bap and tribute to the 90s hip-hop era, nothing more. 

Kyo Itachi - Night Life LP - 2018

LP - 2018 - Shinigamie Records 

Here is the last project produced by the extra prolific French Beatmaker named Kyo Itachi... The album is composed of 20 tracks  featuring Keith Murray, Artifacts, U.G (Cella Dwellas), Tash (Alkaholiks), Ruste Juxx, Illa Ghee, D.V.Alias Khryst, Blaq Poet, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Milano Constantine, Bankai Fam, King Magnetic & GQ, Crimeapple, Eto,Illa Noyz, Marquee, Milez Grimez... 


(Limited "Yellow Moonlight" Vinyl Edition, Limited "Blue Eclipse" Vinyl edition , Limited "Clear Moonlight" Vinyl edition, Artisanal Vinyl White" Full Moon" and CD)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Citizen Kane - Soul Survivor / Raisin Kane 7" - 2018

7" - 2018 - Treehouse Records 

The Scarborough based trio Citizen Kane is back with 2 brand new  7-Inches : the first 7" (Green vinyl) features the groups first single "Soul Survivor" produced by Down To Erf. The second 7" (Blue vinyl) features "Raisin Kane", a track produced by K-Cut from Main Source and originally released on the rare "The Epic" EP in 1997. Both records will be available for sale soon via Discogs only, ... stay tuned fellas !!

Monday, October 22, 2018

LAW - Lethal Assault Weapons Pt. 1 - 1995

EP - 1995 - Sunset Blvd Ent. 

LAW a.k.a Lyricits At War released that "Lethal Assault Weapons Pt. 1" EP on Sunset Blvd Entertainment in 1995. This is a 6-track EP, sampler of their full debut album released on CD and Cassette the same year. 

The Crew is composed of 11 cats hailing from LA (1600 Carmona Blocc a.k.a Carmona Avenue) : Mr Fritenite, Dainjah, Ambush, Waar, Ace Da Bounty Hunta, Masta Black, Warlock, Xaqshuna, Synista, Keif Naps and Siiix 6 Siiix. 
All the tracks of the Lethal syde (A-Side) and the Assault syde (B-Side) are produced by Waar, Synista and Siiix 6 Siiix for 3rd Rage Productions. 
Put away all your West Coast Rap clichés, the style is far away from all the West Coast anthems or videos with girls, booze and pool parties... this is strictly hardcore shit !!! The wax is pretty cheap so you should definitely put it on your shelf without a doubt.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Demo Tape : The Ruph Headz

Here is a Demo tape review of the Brooklyn based group The Ruph Headz (Raw Universal Pot Heads dat stay High Everyday All Day Zonin), written in Beat Down Magazine in 1996 (Scan courtesy of my homie Fred Thecle). They're talking about 2 unknown Ruph Headz tracks, named "Ruff Headz" and "Puff Da La" which are not on their different wax released in 1995 and in 1996. I've asked to all the tape diggers around me but no one have this demo tape... so I hope someone has got that tape in his stash and could unearth these demos... Please let me know if you own It !!! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

Interview : Local Skills - Stedy Serv

From Caught In The Middle #1 - 1994 

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse - June 17th 1998 - 89.1 WNYU

The Halftime Show w/DJ Riz & DJ Eclipse 89.1 WNYU June 17, 1998

The Halftime Show Intro
Bee Why - G.A.T.S
Da Team - Cash and Riches 
Def Squad - Countdown
Self Scientific feat Don Crisis & Lao Fe - Sublevel Dominance
Eclipse feat Arcee - World Premiere
Diezzle Don & Tha Govna feat Redman - Ghetto Red Hot
Marley Marl Ft. Tragedy Khadafi & Iman Thug - The Bridge 2000
D.B.D feat PMD - Code Red
Scaramanga feat Godfather Don - Special Efx
Lord Digga - My flow Is Tight
Paula Perry - Extra Extra
A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way
Talk Break
Missin’ Linx - M.I.A 
Xzibit - What U See Is What U Get 
Black Moon - War Zone
Onyx feat Noreaga & Big Pun - Shut ‘Em Down Remix
Tony Touch - Target Practice
Gang Starr - The Rep Growz Bigga 
Self Scientific - Return
Show & AG feat Big L, Lord Finesse & OC - Dignified Soldiers
Lootpack - The Anthem
Murder Inc - Murdergram
B.A. Xcaliba - No Retreat No Surender
Show & AG feat OC, D-Flow & Party Artie - Themes, Schemes & Dreams
Show & AG feat D-Flow and Party Artie - Q & A
Dynasty - Wildcat
Def Squad feat Biz Markie - Rhymin’ Wit’ Biz
Lootpack feat Defari and Tha Alkaholiks - Likwit Fusion
The High & Mighty feat Evidence - Top Prospects
Pumpkinhead feat Makin' Records Family - Dynamic Remix
Show & AG - Spit Instrumental
Talk Break with Sir Menelik
Sir Menelik Freestyle
Sir Menelik Interview
Sir Menelik feat. A.L. Skillz & A-Butta - At You
Nuthouse - A Luv Supream Instrumental
Sir Menelik Interview

Props to DJ Eclipse 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crooks Of Da Round Table ‎- Day By Day, Knight By Knight / Mind Over Matter - 1996

12" - 1996 - Juice Records

Here is a 12" released in 1996 by the Toronto based crew named Crooks Of Da Round Table. They were from Swansea Mews Housing Project, West End of Toronto, Canada.

This 12" was released on Juice Records and was the first single dropped by the group. The track "Day By Day, Knight by Knight" on the A-side (Day Side) was produced by Adrenaline and DJ Merlin a.k.a Scream. On the Flip side (Knight Side), the track "Mind Over Matter" was produced by Adrenaline and K-Nut who used for the instrumental a nice sample of the song "And I Love Him" released in 1965 and performed by Esther Phillips. 
Both tracks features KDB and King Con, 2 MCs who formed the group Criminal Shine before they became Crooks Of Da Round Table.

Criminal Shine : KDB - King Con & DJ Scream - Photo courtesy of KDB 

Crooks Of Da Round Table : KDB - King Con & DJ Scream - Photo courtesy of KDB 

2 years later, they formed the major group with other cats from their Neighborhood. Here is a full list of the crew members :
 Adam was DJ Merlin a.k.a Scream (DJ & Producer), Kevin was Theft and Adrian was Reckless a.k.a Romey, together they were "Young & the Reckless" (Both MC's). Jason was Crookid (MC), Mikey was Agent Hi Toe (MC), Dugan was Lexluther (MC), Zeus was Yatil Hassan a.k.a Lance alot a.k.a Langoleer (MC & Producer), Jammie was Veteran Investor (MC), Adrian Watson was Adrenaline the group's main producer. Donavan was Don Raja, he was the third member of Criminal Shine but didn't make it on record. Then there was Dark Junior and Light Junior, Truman the KDB... Marcel The King Con and DJ Brown Cow their second DJ. 

Photos courtesy of KDB 

Mad Props to Kdb BabylonWarchild Atrocity

Rap Family Trees : DJ Mark the 45 King

From Hip Hop Connection - April 1996 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Southpaw Chop - Make the Cut ft. A​.​G. / Rhythm Roulette 7" - 2018

7" - 2018 - Southpaw Chop  

New 7" released by the Japan producer Southpaw Chop featuring the D.I.T.C member A.G on "Make The Cut". Limited edition 7" Vinyl is now available for purchase via Bandcamp. 


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

DJ Shige a.k.a. Headz3000 ‎- Fulltune 5 (Mid 90's Smooth Jazzy Mix)

Mixed CD - 2008 - Fulltune 

1 –DJ Shige Intro (Real Hip Hop) 
2 –Pete Rock & InI* Feat Small Ax Fakin Jax (Big Respect Remix) 
3 –Pauly Yams* & DJ Jazz Kickn' It 
4 –Pauly Yams* & DJ Jazz Lean Left, Lean Right 
5 –Snafu! Light (Remix) 
6 –499 Don't Categorize Me 
7 –Common Sense* Resurrection 
8 –Common Sense*, Mr. Skinz Resurrection (Narcotic Jazz Remix) 
9 –The Khromozomes* The L 
10 –Common Sense* Thisisme 
11 –DJ Shige 22 Years (Skit) 
12 –The Next Wavelength Push Came To Shove 
13 –Pal Joey Movin Up 
14 –Paul Ray (4) More Emotion 
15 –Ghetto Concept E-Z On The Motion 
16 –4th Quarter C-Notes & Grants (Remix) 
17 –Infinite Loop Earth Girl 
18 –Da Grass Roots Music* Living Underwater 
19 –Bound E! Hunters Breakitdown 
20 –Buddah Bazz Quote It 
21 –Puppets Of Chaos Tru Dat 
22 –Havoc (3), Mobb Deep, Kool G Rap, Big Noyd, MOP* Straight To Your Gut 
23 –Da Down N' Dirty Tribe* Mindtrix (Clipher Mental Mix) 
24 –Two Outta Millions For You 'N Yours 
25 –DJ Shige Check It Out Flow (Skit) 
26 –Money Boss Players What U Saying 
27 –South-Side Trip To The South-Side 
28 –Intelligent Hoodlum Street Life 
29 –Bound E! Hunters Da Hunters 
30 –Pal Joey Ah Baby 
31 –Da Uptown Vandals Vandals In The House (Big Bottom Mix) 
32 –Bigg Tabb* It's Nice Outside 
33 –Dalush & The Click Skeezer 
34 –Jay Sun* Ain't Havin' It (Club The Beat Mix) 
35 –Suspekt Blow Up (Remix) 
36 –Malik (Mad Lyrics)* No More 9 To 5

Props to DJ MP45