Sunday, 15 January 2017

Lord Finesse at The New Over (2017)

Straight party set from the brother with a fade, half moon and long sideburns. Lord Finesse rocks the Do-Over in LA on New Years Day.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Camp Lo - Coolie High (Sugarhill blend)

Quick ting here. As you might be aware, Camp Lo recently released an album's worth of 95/96 material in the form of On The Way Uptown. As I'm currently sitting on a few blends I'd made I thought I'd let this one go (there was going to be a whole mix of blends but I ended up doing the Real Live project instead). The acapella of the Paradise mix of  'Coolie High' over AZ's 'Sugarhill' instrumental. A Camp Lo - AZ collaboration over some Ski or Harry Fraud '88 Coupes' type production would be immense.

Other things that might be relevant to your interests:

Lord Finesse mixing golden era classics on The Underground Railroad show on WBAI (2006)

100% Ruff Ryders Special on Radar Radio

The Oral History of 'Bling Bling'

Monday, 9 January 2017

"fool I got them bomb ass tapes..."

RIP Crazy Toones. Ice Cube and WC's tour DJ and general West Coast OG. Thought I'd throw this one up in his memory as I still play it from time to time and I think it probably went under alot of people's radar...

Sunday, 8 January 2017

TDK presents Westwood #TBT Freestyles Mixtape (2017)

As you might be aware, Westwood has been posting freestyles from his old shows on Youtube and Soundcloud. Some of them have already appeared on this blog before but obviously he's got them straight from DAT so the quality is significantly better than my rips. TDK has taken it upon himself to collate a load of them together into an hour long mix. Go here and check it out.

Shame Tim has been binning the DATs of any shows that weren't labelled with a guest's name. All the more reason to salvage what's not already online though, so get in the shed/loft/spare room, find the shoebox you haven't touched since '99 and send me the tapes/files so I can get them out there!

Related - Radio Days: 10 Classic On-Air Freestyles with Tim Westwood

Friday, 30 December 2016

DJ Step One & DJ Filthy Rich present:
The Turnaround - The Long Awaited Blends

Hyped to be dropping this as the last post of the year as it's something myself and Filthy Rich have been putting together for a while. We've taken the instrumentals from Real Live's 1996 underground classic The Turnaround and got our blend on with some acapellas to give the album a new lease of life. As dope as the original album is (and Money & Shows is probably one of my most played mid-90s songs of the last few years), Larry O wasn't quite at the top level of New York rappers back then but now you can hear the likes of Biggie, Kool G Rap, AZ, Raekwon, OC, Camp Lo and Lord Finesse do their thing over K-Def's beats.


We tried to use a few less obvious acapellas alongside some tried and tested classics. Not all of the beats on the album made the cut, but any omissions have been replaced by the remixes of the The Turnaround and Real Live Shit aswell as Get Down For Mine.
Have to give an extra big up to Rich for editing some of the adlibs out of the original instrumentals and tweaking a few things here and there to make the tracks sound more on point.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

DJ Clue - Platinum Plus (1997)

No cover for this but you can get the tracklist here. The last 4 tracks are missing off my copy which makes me think it might've been a CD version dubbed to tape (a lesser spotted 110 minute tape no less). Notable tracks include the Mary J remix over Call Me D-Nice, which I hadn't heard before, the So So Def remix of Hey AZ, and what I think is an unreleased Cam'ron collab with Charli Baltimore and Lil Cease. My favourite Mariah Carey track is on there too.

Got some good things on the way in the next few weeks and months. Have a good Christmas and New Year.

Monday, 19 December 2016

DJ MK - Skool Dayz part 1 (2016)

Man like MK going in with 80s and 90s classics on Itch FM last week.