Freitag, 16. Februar 2018

Redefinition: RDF-131 ft. Flex Mathews & Damu The Fudgemunk

Damu The Fudgemunk's latest collaboration is with longtime friend, Flex Mathews. Before dropping their album "Vibrations & Dreams" in the coming months, the duo releases 2 cuts with specially arranged instrumentals.

Some may remember Flex Mathews from the Damu produced cult classics, The Handsome Grandson EP (self released) and Live From Wonka Beats (Redef).

"Burners" features California rap pillar, Blu of Blu & Exile fame and Boston's Insight (Y Society).

A: Burners ft. Blu & Insight
A: The Answer Is Yes
B: Burners (Instrumental)
B: The Answer Is Yes (Instrumental)

Order: www.redefinitionrecords.com



My special thanks goes to Damu, Flex, Blu, Insight and Redef. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Back2DaSource: 126-206B2DS ft. Narcotik

Tizzy T and C-Note aka The Notework are "Narcotik". The Seattle duo released their debut album "Intro To The Central" in 1995 but the few vinyl and tape formats are almost impossible to find.

Back2DaSource Records re-releases the album that is dedicated to Taj aka Tizzy T who lost his life in a house fire in 2011. RIP

The album was entirely produced by Seattle based MC, DJ and beat maker Vitamin D and DJ Topspin. Grab a CD version with 11 tracks or the 8 track strong vinyl version.

A: All The Time
A: Intro To The Central
A: Game Of Checkers
A: Crushin' Crooz

B: All Up In Mix
B: Chips To A Cell
B: Literally Sauced
B: Urlin' The Morning



Order: www.back2dasourcerecords.bigcartel.com (sold out)
Order: www.vinylism.de (retailer)
Digital: www.triballegacy.bandcamp.com

My special thanks goes to Narcotik, Vitamin D, DJ Topspin and Back2DaSource. RIP Tizzy T. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

45Live: 45L7005 ft. M-Tri & DJ Leecy T

"According to The Village Voice, M-TRI & DJ Leecy T have the ‘energy and style that’s made them mainstays of the New York underground.’ The Source magazine has named DJ Leecy T, one of ‘10 Female Hip Hop DJs Keeping The Culture Alive.’ M-TRI & DJ Leecy T are breaking down the walls of obscurity with their fresh boom bap sound and distinct style of hip-hop." [source]

M-Tri is an MC, producer and DJ crafting acrobatic rhymes filled with clever subject matter, wordplay, punchlines and metaphors over a vicious flow. Leecy T won the award for "Best New DJ" at the 2009 Rapathon.

Together they digitally released their boom-bap hip-hop album "Monday Morning Music" in 2015. When the guys from 45Live heard "She’s The DJ, He’s The MC" they decided that music this good has to be pressed on vinyl and so they took two tracks for this 45RPM.

A: She's The DJ, He's The MC
B: Trading Places

Limited edition of 200 copies, just a handful left at the 45Live store.

Order: www.45liverecords.bandcamp.com




My special thanks goes to M-Tri, DJ Leecy T and 45Live Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Jalapeno: JAL-265 ft. Allergies & Andy Cooper

Reinforced collaboration of Bristol, UK producer team The Allergies with speed rappin' MCee Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling).

Get your hands on Mr. Cooper’s vocal gymnastics on the old school funk remix of "Blast Off" and the lead track "Rock Rock".

A: Rock Rock ft. Andy Cooper
B: Blast Off Remix ft. Andy Cooper

Produced by The Allergies

For more releases check the previous post about Jalapeno Records. 



My special thanks goes to The Allergies and Andy Cooper. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Slice Of Spice: SSR-033 / SSR-048 ft. Showbiz & AG

Slice Of Spice returns with another D.I.T.C. release of a Showbiz & AG classic on 7" vinyl format.

The story around the legendary and highly sought after "Soul Clap EP" release on Showbiz Records is well known by collectors around the world.

Originally the first press of the EP was sold from the boot of Showbiz's car, later re-released on London Records and Payday in different versions, later bootlegged without "." after the "Showbiz & A.G" artist sign, always hyped as a classic and one of the best ever released EPs in Hip-Hop history and that's what it is.

Order: www.sliceofspice.myshopify.com
  • SSR-033
  • A: Soul Clap (Off Beat Mix)
  • B: Party Groove (Bass Mix)
Make your choice on fruit punch, clear splatter vinyl, traditional black wax or test press copy.
  • SSR-048
  • A: Soul Clap (Short Version)
  • B: Party Groove (Instrumental)
Make your choice on fruit punch color vinyl, JPN large center hole promo copy, traditional black wax or test press copy.

This is a pre-order item, available for SOS members first. Please be aware some editions will remain exclusively available for members only. 

 

My special thanks goes to Showbiz, AG, Diamond D and Slice Of Spice Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 10. Februar 2018

Self-Released: IDRS001 ft. Industrealsound


The SP1200 in action for strictly dope dry banging beats by Northern Europe beat collective Industrealsound.

"Audible Kung Fu" is limited to 250 copies on blue black marbled wax in picture sleeve by Spek Da Architek with OBI strip.

Order: www.vinylism.de

A1: Deadly Combination
A2: Insanity Flows
A3: Grainy Textures
A4: Unorthodox
B1: Audible Kung-Fu
B2: Relax Your Mind
B3: Paint In Blue

My special thanks goes to Industrealsound and Marwan at Vinylism.de. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Montag, 5. Februar 2018

Subway Hip Hop: SHHR-004 ft. Akbar, DJ 3rd Rail & Freestyle Professors

Subway Hip Hop is a new independent hip-hop vinyl and hard to find pressings dedicated store with involvement by DJ 3rd Rail, Tow Truck and DJ Ayosh.

This is for the long awaited 12" vinyl release from Akbar with production by the legendary Freestyle Professors featuring two tracks with remixes, full instrumentals and acapellas.

The 12" comes on multiple marble color vinyl (purple, green or grey) and is limited to 200 copies. Two songs

A: Hip Hop Hall Of Fame (Original)
A: Hip Hop Hall Of Fame (Instrumental)
A: Hip Hop Hall Of Fame (Remix)
A: Hip Hop Hall Of Fame (Remix Instrumental)
A: Hip Hop Hall Of Fame (Acapella)

B: My Mind (Original)
B: My Mind (Instrumental)
B: My Mind (Remix)
B: My Mind (Remix Instrumental)
B: My Mind (Acapella)

Produced by Freestyle Professors
Remixes produced by Padawan and DJ 3rd Rail. 

Order: www.subwayhiphop.com (select a color)
Check the store for more releases by Akbar and Rise (Demigodz)



My special thanks goes to Akbar, Branesparker, DJ 3rd Rail and Subway Hip Hop. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Chopped Herring: CHN4POLEONLP1 ft. Napoleon Da Legend

Debut album from French (Paris) born, Brooklyn resident MCee Napoleon Da Legend. "Path Of A Warrior" is the 2nd collaboration with Chopped Herring after the 2016 released EP "Soul Driven.".

This album is entirely produced by the excellent DJ Doom who brought you plenty of releases via Blunted Astronauts and Stereoboom and includes guest features from General Steele (Smiff N' Wessun), Q-Unique (Arsonists) or Blacastan.

The colour artwork comes from Mark 563 (Australia) again who created the famous Junior Mafia release and the Cenobites EP both on CHR. 

The "Path Of A Warrior" LP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear, purple, orange mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 

A: The Path
A: Gone
A: Doomsday ft. DJ Eclipse
A: Beautiful Journey ft. DJ Modesty
A: Devil And God ft. General Steele

B: Love and Hiphop
B: Steve
B: Condolences
B: Bionic Trigga ft. Blacastan & Q-Unique
B: Propaganda

All tracks produced by DJ Doom.



My special thanks goes to Napoleon, Doom, all featured artists and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Sonntag, 4. Februar 2018

Pornofunk Oscuro: PFO-006 ft. Vic Spencer / Sonnyjim

Pornofunk Oscuro from Turin, Italy presents the 1st release of the new "Double Split Series" - a double a-side release series. The 7" right here features two of the most extraordinaire, raw lyricists in the current game.

At first we listen to Chicago's own Vic Spencer on a beat provided by Truskull Zerokappa, his s950 and a stack of mood records.

On the other side EatGood's ambassador Sonnyjiim rhymes on an obscure indian loop produced by IL Torsolo.

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and is supposed to be shipped in May '18.

A: Snake Skin Suede Socks ft. Vic Spencer
A: Snake Skin Suede Socks (Instrumental)
B: Himalaya Gold ft. Sonnyjim
B: Himalaya Gold (Instrumental)

Pre-Order: www.pornofunkoscuro.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to P*funk Oscuro, Vic Spencer and Sonnyjim. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018

Chopped Herring: CHBIG5HA01 ft. Big Sha


Shaliek aka Big Sha aka Poetry recorded a single, Reload The Clip, for Kult Recs in 1994. Kult was a New York based house/dance label that hadn't release any other hip hop artists. 

About 20 test pressings were made, with studio time funded by the group, but the record was never released. Funkin Recs bootlegged the test press soon after and a small number were pressed.

Chopped Herring presents "Poet's Ambition EP" featuring the tracks from the OG test press plus more. The EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on clear,  red, purple mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax. 

A: Reload The Clip
A: Reload The Clip (Remix)
A: Outer Limits
B: Poets Ambition
B: Once Upon A Rhyme ft. Artwell Smart, Shabay & DJ Mista Sinista

Produced by Artwell Smart and DJ Mista Sinista
Scratches by DJ Mista Sinista



My special thanks goes to Big Sha, A. Smart, Mista Sinista and Chopped Herring (Bob). All copyrights reserved, posted of promotion use only.

Ruztik: RUZ-018 ft. Sir Beans OBE & Kelz

Sir Beans O.B.E. and MC Kelz present "Project Kubrick" a 4 track EP released on Ruztik Records.

The EP is limited to 200 copies on traditional 180g black vinyl housed in stickered sleeve.

A: Concrete Sands
A: Be Careful
B: Same Way
B: Other Dudes

Produced by Sir Beans OBE

Order: www.ruztikrecords.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Beans, Kelz and Ruztik Rec. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 29. Januar 2018

Crate Escape / World Expo: CEWE-7001 ft. Soundsci & Supastition

Crate Escape and World Expo join forces for this brand new 7" with guest MCees Audessey and Ollie Teeba from Soundsci plus on the flip having Supastition, Yamin Semali and Simms Serenade on the mic.

For the beats Bambu De Asiatic from Atlanta Georgia (Collective Efforts crew) and Croup took responsibility.

A: Fresh Daily ft. Audessey & DJ Ollie Teeba
B: The Good Life ft. Supastition, Yamin Semali & Simms Serenade

Order non-EU: www.ugsouth.bandcamp.com


My special thanks goes to Cro at Crate Escape, the Soundsci Fam at World Expo and all producers and guest MCees. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Samstag, 13. Januar 2018

DXA: DXA-009 ft. Icerocks

"Live From The Bunker" is the new LP from Queens producer IceRocks. The vocals are provided by the usual suspects like Meyhem Lauren, DXA, and AG Da Corner  as well as first time collaborators Blabbermouf, PF Cuttin, or DJ M-Tri.

The LP comes on cleawith red & black splatter or clear-bluwith black splatter or traditional black wax housed in picture sleeve. Inside the vinyl sleeve find a comic by artist Sabin Cauldron that illustrates the story of "Live From The Bunker". Sabin’s black and white graphics further adds to the album’s post apocalyptic feel.

Color vinyl copies are very limited!

A: Represent QueensA: Timbs In The Summer
A: 3 Eyes Closed
A: Turn It Up
A: Worldwide Remix
B: Bring It On
B: The Waltz
B: Forever Dignified
B: And I
B: Smoke Signals
B: Worldwide Remix (Instrumental)

Order: www.dxarecords.bigcartel.com



My special thanks goes to Icerocks, DXA and all artists involved. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Freitag, 12. Januar 2018

Waxnerds: Waxnerds003.5 ft. Pooky

A group of like minded individuals welded together by a common love for all things vinyl related ... Waxnerds, started by Mark-One in 2014 as an Instagram chat group, dropping 7" release number six.

For the second time (see Waxnerds003) Pooky takes responsibility for another two tracks pressed on this dope 45rpm.

The 7" is limited to 250 copies.

A: Flippin The Disco
B: TUX Redux

Order: www.waxnerds.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to Pooky and the whole Waxnerds crew. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Backatcha: BK-005 ft. Grap Luva & Skye

Originally released on the "Wide Angles" compilation in the late-90's, it was the stand-out cut: 'Touch The Sky' by Mount Vernon's Grap Luva and Barkingside's DJ Skye

The track comes in vocal and instrumental version and was remastered from the original studio tapes. This 45rpm is limited to 200 copies.

A: Touch The Sky
B: Touch The Sky (Instrumental)

Produced by Skye



My special thanks goes to Grap Luva, Skye and Backatcha Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Donnerstag, 11. Januar 2018

Soundweight: SWR-015 ft. Mello Soul Black

After their single release and EP collaboration with Jazz Spastiks, Mello Soul Black are back with the EP "Sexamalicious-rambunctification".

Five new tracks plus instrumental version from Dorian James, Clue and The Master GEA - entirely produced by Mike B, some cuts provided by Jabba Tha Kut.

This Soundweight Records release is limited to 300 copies, 100 on purple color vinyl. It comes with a  nice stickered sleeve, watch out ...

A: Onthamic
A: Rhythm Krusaders
A: Deeez Beats
A: Funk Rocks
A: Sexy-Jutsu

B: Onthamic (Instrumental)
B: Rhythm Krusaders (Instrumental)
B: Deeez Beats (Instrumental)
B: Funk Rocks (Instrumental)
B: Sexy-Jutsu (Instrumental)
Produces by Mike B.

Order: www.soundweightrecords.bigcartel.com (now)



My special thanks goes to Mello Soul Black, Kista and Soundweight Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Dienstag, 9. Januar 2018

Chopped Herring: CHBUZ3LP01 ft. Buze Bruvaz

This is Chopped Herring's 5th project with Philly's, Da Buze Bruvaz (consist of Clever One, and Him-LO), and the LP has been remastered by Giallo Point from the original stems.

After the release of EPs in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Him-LO solo project from 2013 this is their official debut album and there is

... more to come... !!!

The "Adebisi Hat LP" is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on red & silver mixed coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

A: Revovler ft. Tug McRaw
A: Long Barrel Hitman
A: Rugby
A: Tango And Cash
A: US Embassy ft. Ruste Juxx
A: Sportsmanship ft. B-Bill

B: Kangol Kru
B: Tranzor Z
B: Fire Proof Viking Helmet
B: Clash Of The Titans ft. Solace
B: Special Agent
B. Theme For A Hitman
B: Courtside At Da French Open

Produced by Rocksteady, Giallo Point, Lord Beatjitzu, Claymore, Hamorabi, EDK, Kyo Itachi, Him LO, WIK101 and Ni##a From France



My special thanks goes to Buze Bruvaz, all producers of the LP, Chopped Herring Records and Giallo Point. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Sonntag, 7. Januar 2018

Smoke On: SOR-100x-x ft. Artifacts

El Da Sensei and Tame One formed the legendary duo The Artifacts aka the Brick City Kids and became true legends of the mid 90's hip-hop movement.

With their albums "Between A Rock And The Hard Place" and "That's Them" they released two classics with hit's like "Wrong Side Of The Track", C'mon Wit Da Git Down" or "The Ultimate".

After the millennium both continued with solo album and single releases and appeared on numerous releases with guest features.

Smoke On Records convinced the duo to release music from their archives and re-release some of their classic material - about 4 releases seem to be in the pipeline. The start makes "That's Them - Lost Files 1989 - 1992.

A: TBC
B: TBC

Order: Smoke On Records



My special thanks goes to El Da Sensei, Tame One and Smoke On Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Mittwoch, 27. Dezember 2017

Origu: ORIGU45-006 ft. Likwuid & 2 Hungry Bros

German "Origu" label droppin' another 2 track 45RPM featuring NC/ NYC female MCee "Likwuid" & Lower East Side, NY producer duo "2 Hungry Bros". The a-side features Beatminerz / Black Moon own "Evil Dee" (is on the mix, c'mon kick it).

The 7" is limited to 300 copies and comes with "IllFayted" artwork sticker.

A: IllFayted ft. DJ Evil Dee
B: Hold That (Faybles) ft. P.so The Earthtone King & Donwill

Order: www.origu.de




My special thanks goes to Origu Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

D.I.T.C. Studios: DITCS-004 ft. Showbiz

D.I.T.C. Studios in preparation of a double release for early 2018. Along with "A New Dawn" by O.C. the Bronx super-group has a Showbiz producer album up for pre-order entitled "A-Room Therapy".

The album features 12 tracks with production from Showbiz, Dark Keys and Motif Alumni and vocal features from the like of O.C., A.G., A Bless, David Bards, Tashane, Jay Nortey or Majestic Gage.

"A-Room Therapy" is limited to 500 copies with 150 copies coming on red colored vinyl.

A1: Bronx Day ft. Tashane, Majestic Gage
A2: Burn Sumthin' ft. Tashane, A Bless
A3: Citi Of The Godz ft. Show & A.G.
A4: Dead Man Walking ft. O.C.
A5: Do What I Want 2 ft. David Bards
A6: Speak Ya Mind

B1: The Kalief Tail
B2: Love Never Dies
B3: Still Here
B4: The Company
B5: Science
B6: What It'S Really Like

Order: www.ditcent.myshopify.com



My special thanks goes to Showbiz and the whole D.I.T.C. Studios. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

D.I.T.C. Studios: DITCS-003 ft. O.C

Early this year the D.I.T.C. Studios released their first LP under the new label imprint. "Same Moon, Same Sun" was the 1st phase of a series to be released by O.C. and the 2nd phase is up for pre-order for an early 2018 delivery.

"A New Dawn" features 16 more tracks with production by Gwop Sullivan, Showbiz, Dark Keys and Motif Alunni.

The album is limited to 500 copies - 350 on black and 150 on orange vinyl. Full track list to be confirmed.

A1: A New Dawn
A2: Feelin Free
A3: John Wick
A4: 4 Eva
A5: Slow Burn
A6: Sunday Morning
A7: Quick To Jump
A8: Powerful

B1: Interlude
B2: Live Fast, Die Hard
B3: Exhalte
B4: Fair Game
B5: Ignorance Is Bliss
B6: Vibe
B7: Ethics
B8: Give It Up

Order: www.ditcent.myshopify.com



My special thanks goes to O.C. and the whole D.I.T.C. fame. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. Peace to Richard at Slice Of Spice Records.

Mittwoch, 13. Dezember 2017

Used Wax: ft. SuKaFrE (GIT, Mr. Live)

Staten Island producer, GIT aka Git Beats teams up with Brooklyn veteran Mr. Live to form SuKaFrE, a duo rooted in true school underground hip-hop.

Their first new single, "Can't Take It No More" is also the teaser for the forthcoming LP project comes on Git's own label UsedWax.

This 7" release is is limited to 100 copies on blue vinyl, housed in full color picture sleeve. With your purchase you get free access to the "Get Mad, Turn Green" digital EP.

A: Can't Take It No More
B: Can't Take It No More (Instr.)
B: Can't Take It No More (Acap.)

Produced by Git Beats

Order: www.gitbeats.bandcamp.com



My special thanks goes to GIT and Mr. Live. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Montag, 11. Dezember 2017

Chopped Herring: CHWI5EGUY501 ft. Wiseguys

Originally supposed to be released on Def Jam / Surrender in 1996 the Wiseguys, who consist of members from the legendary Almighty RSO, Made Men and T.D.S. Mob, put together an album.

Six tracks from the original tape you can find on this EP "Process Of Elimination". The whole story you find on the order page.

This unreleased EP is limited to 350 copies - the first 120 copies come on green gold coloured vinyl - the remaining 230 are on traditional black wax.

Chopped Herring can 2018, next ...
A: We're Livin'
A: In Tha Company Of Killaz (Remix)
A: Face To Face
B: Master Criminal
B: Process Of Elimination
B: Relentless-Orchard Park & Academy Homes

Produced by Hangmen 3



My special thanks goes to the Wiseguys and Chopped Herring Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only. 

Gimme Some More: GSM-002 ft. 45 Brothers

London, the 45 Brothers are back with their second 45rpm on Gimme Some More Records.

After the debut "Showtime" in July 2016 we have now two more instrumentals to hit the turntable and the 45 adapter.

A: Hit Me
B: Own Style

The 7" is limited to 500 copies and is ready for shipment.

Order: bandcamp



My special thanks goes to the 45 Brothers and GSM Records. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.

Spasibo: SP45-009 / SP45-011 ft. Andy Cooper

Spasibo is a St. Petersburg based record label specialized in Russian and ex-USSR rare grooves on 7" vinyl.

After the release of various funk & soul records like "The Soul Surfers" there are now two new collaborations with Ugly Duckling MCee Andy Cooper.

Both 7" releases contain two tracks with instrumental versions each.

A: Intensify
A: Intensify (Instrumental)
B: Have A Good Time
B: Have A Good Time (Instrumental)

A: You
A: You (Instrumental)
B: Ride It Out
B: Ride It Out (Instrumental)

Pre-Order: www.vinylism.de
Pre-Order/Listen: www.hhv.de
Digital: bandcamp

My special thanks goes to Andy Cooper and Spasibo. All copyrights reserved, posted for promotion use only.