This weekend it's all about the United Nations Of Dub Weekender in North Wales. I'm very privileged to have been asked to play for the third year running, if you're reaching i'll be dropping pressure in the Richi Rootz Arena on Saturday night from 10-11pm. Come shak out!
Manchester label and crew The Natural Curriculum hit us up with another overdue video, this time it's lifted of Chalk's One For Being Me album, which I might add is highly underated, go check it. Anyway, here's All I Know with Chalk out and about in Thailand.
Another super slick album on the horizon, Granville Sessions emcee Mnsr Frites has his new solo set coming, a cracking sixteen tracker entitled The River Wandle landing in stock mid-May. Beatwise you're treated to some smooth butter beats from the likes of Sam Zircon, Luca Brazi, Remulak, Krang, Mr Slipz, Ragu The Dog Walker, Joe Corefield, Mr Rockwell, Jae Genius and Cognitive, some names you may not know there but truss, ish bangs. Guest wise Cappo, Archetype, Brazi, Benny Dicton & Jester Jacobs all feature. Frites drops some real nice lyricism here, fully engaged and entertaining, make sure you check for it, pre-order coming soon.
Landing on the 21st of May ex-Caxton Press emcee Kingpin has a dope new solo album called Art Of Survival coming into stock. Production is by Chemo, Strange Neighbour, Chairman Maff, Pro P, Crossbone T and a newly emerging producer called Cappah. Here's the first video off the album, Capital Punishment, get to know.
Three big releases from the Dented Records label back in stock today, these cd's from 2008/9 have long been out of print, however we've managed to source some original stock for Suspect Packages. Check it, Sonnyjim Trading Standards, Kyza Shots Of Smirnoff, and London Zoo Living Long Ting. Bukku!
Bristol's Split Prophets Records are gearing up for a new solo album release from Res One, entitled Delph Efficacy it's due for release in May/June on CD & vinyl. Features include the likes of Physiks, Mistafire, BlabberMouf, Leaf Dog, BVA, and the rest of the Split Prophets crew. Whilst production comes from Badhabitz, Leaf Dog, Evil Ed, Chro, Simiah & Reklews. Here's the first taster, The Great Divide produced by Reklews and featuring Mistafire, heavyweight!
At last it's here, the lyrical don dada Notts bomber Scor-Zay-Zee drops his long awaited debut solo album Aeon: Peace To The Puzzle, a double cd package that features some of the dopest beats from the likes of DJ Fever, P Brothers, Juga-Naut, Nick Stez, Mecca:83, The Elementz, Zetia & Stejallan, Owais & Dom P. Whilst Scorz' more than handles the mic booth with ease he is also joined by Chester P, Nina Smith, Ali Vegas, Joy Mumford, Tragedi Khadafi, and fellow R.A.F members Cappo, Juga-Naut & Vandal Savage too. Check the skills, one of the UK's finest right here.
All pre-orders left on Friday, we do have some of the vinyl edition on order, however it's now pushed back until the 25th of May.
Another video lifted off the forthcoming Butter Fly album coming from Lee Scott, Dike on production.
Today we have some special Record Store Day releases for you, the amazing Jehst x Strange U Dolph Lundgren 7" picture disc on YNR Productions, a King Underground 12" from Mr Brown, the 4our 3ree EP, and a Boom Bap Professionals 7" from Nick Roberts featuring J-Live, the Punk Ethics EP.
As previously mentioned we have an exciting Suspect Packages vinyl release in the pipeline too, good things come to those who wait...
Another slightly delayed video lifted of Natural Curriculum's EP 0003/4, as you do.
King Underground deliver a stellar instrumental EP from producers Pings & Mr Brown right here, the Look EP takes its inspiration from sampling late 60's cover versions, with the overall look and feel tipping its cap to the jazz era. A splendid effort from both beat makers as they combine like voltron and let their skills shine, yet another sure shot from the kings of the underground, perfect for the sunshine here in the UK right now.
Look out for another limited vinyl run coming for this Saturday's Record Store Day from Mr Brown, the 3ree 4our EP. We'll also have a few other special vinyl releases coming into stock too ; )
Lyrical powerhouse eMCee Killa returns with a heavyweight solo album produced entirely by French beatmaking team Grim Reaperz (Crown Da Reaperz, Supervillain & Cystic). The album's entitled Zapatista, the name given to a supporter of the Mexican revolutionary force working for social and agrarian reforms and which launched a popular uprising in the state of Chiapas in 1994. From the artwork, to the concept, the beats, and of course the rhymes, the whole set is ridiculous. Add to that special guest features from his fellow Caxton Press members Amy True & Manage, plus Phoenix Da Icefire, Si Phili, Theme & Mouse Hughes, and dope scratches from Jabba Tha Kut, Chinch 33 & Drew Dollars, it's a done deal, cd and vinyl formats available yo.
Monday night's SUSPECT PACKAGES RADIO SHOW is here, unfortunatly the live guests penned to come into the studio couldn't make it. So instead you get a full two hours of new and exclusive tunage! Enjoy...
> Ill Move Sporadic ft. Tenchoo - Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
> Ramson Badbonez ft. Jam Baxter & Fliptrix - Not Good
> Defenders Of Style - Shakedown
> AKD & Deepstar ft. AG - No Mercy
> Lewis Parker - MK Ultra Instrumental
> Scor-Zay-Zee - Equestrianism
> Emcee Killa ft. Mouse Hughes - Sick Syllables
> Granville Sessions - Ill Architecture (Steady Rock Remix)
> Nick Roberts ft. J-Live - Lesson Learned
> Lee Scott - Walking The Walk
> Rewd Adams - Journey
> Smart Aleck - Spot Killer
> Eskar - Story Time
> Ramson Badbonez - What Type Of Science?
> Ray Vendetta & Tesla's Ghost - Who Are They
> Lewis Parker & Eastkoast ft. John Robinson & King Malachi - Hustlin Junkie
> Joker Starr - Jenny Louise Taylor
> Mr Brown - Cruday
> Scor-Zay-Zee - Gangsta Wraps
> Sparkz - Close Curtains
> Life MC & Badhabitz - Fame
> 2 Complex - The Vibe
> The Mouse Outfit ft. Sparkz & Fox - Sip A Little Bit Of Rum
> Sleaze - O.P.B
> AKD & Deepstar ft. Masta Ace - Artistry
> Mr Brown - Question
> Ramson Badbonez ft. Galaktus - Getdafucoutta Here
> Joker Starr - The Drive Home
> Lee Scott - Butter Fly
> Big Toast - Sell Units
> Pings & Mr Brown - Look Again
> Life MC & Badhabitz - Boombap
> 2 Complex - Villains
> Emcee Killa ft. Manage - Shame
Pre-order action now available on the forthcoming Lee Scott album Butter Fly, produced by the one like Dirty Dike and landing on the 21st of April via High Focus Records on CD and double vinyl formats. A super smooth release packed with plenty of jazz soaked crackle bap and ultra waved rhyme schemes, don't slip.
Boot Records drop a fresh banger onto us, the epic follow up to Kashmere's Galaktus : Power Cosmic album from Ramson Badbonez in the role of the Silva Surfa and taking a cosmic slide through the boom bap cosmos. Guests along for the ride also include Kashmere aka Galaktus, Fliptrix, Jam Baxter, Jehst & Micall Parknsun, strong line up steez, Jazz T & Zygote on production steez, heavy album steez, vinyl only steez, limited number steez.
Better late than never, as the saying goes, here's a dope new video from Manchester based label The Natural Curriculum, some match of the day madness for A Song For Steve Miller, lifted off their 2012 double gatefold release EP 0003/4. I really rate this crew and it's nice to hear that they have a new full TNC LP, Chalk LP, and two other EPs in the pipeline. Get to know yo.
Two videos here from the forthcoming AKD & Deepstar album Universal Language, the album's due in stock in a weeks time and also features the likes of Sadat X, AG, Tragedy Khadafi, Nutso, DJ Rob Swift, Big Cakes, Phoenix Da Icefire, Rapsody, Dälek, Cyclonious and more. Proper heavyweight business, watch for it when it lands. Till then...
Caxton Press member eMCee Killa has a solo album on its way to us, Zapatista is fully produced by French oufit Grim Reaperz and sounds super dope, here's the title track for you to check 'till it reaches.
Another low slung jammie lifted off the forthcoming Lee Scott album Butter Fly produced by Dirty Dike, Don't Make Me, High Focus steez landing in stock on the 27th April yuh hear? "It's my world laa fu#% ya dibs"
Blackpool bombers Evileyz and Spider Jaroo outta the Northern Structure camp join forces with producer Bambu Hands to form 2 Complex, and here they bring the Standard Procedure album for your listening pleasure. An expertly crafted slice of homegrown Hip Hop with a touch of that 90's flavour boom bap, dope rhyme schemes and equally dope beats and cuts. On the latest Suspect Packages Radio Show I played a cut called Numb off the album, featuring Amos, here's the video, check it, then check out the full album yo.
London label Reggae Roast deliver their new 7" release, a re-working of the classic Keith & Tex rocksteady cut Tonight, re-voiced by the veteran Earl 16 and produced by Danny T, Tradesman & Jim Moodie who provide an up to date digital skanker, flipped with a crispy dub lick too. We've also re-stocked on the label's first 7" release from 2010, The Hempolics and their killer Serious.
Following the recent Boot Records 7" release The Lesson from Jazz T & Jehst, lifted off Jazz T's forthcoming Run The Changes album, the Guildford based label are set to release a follow up to the stormin' Kashmere album Galaktus : Power Cosmic in a couple of weeks. Ramson Badbonez assumes the role of Galaktus's scout the Silva Surfa on this cosmic journey, while Boot Productions provide the abrasive sonic backdrop, along with features from Fliptrix & Jam Baxter, Jehst, Micall Parknsun and Kashmere himself. The album's coming on limited edition vinyl and here's the first video to check, Thanks To You.
So Dirty Dike has produced an album for Lee Scott entitled Butter Fly, due for release on the 27th of April via High Focus Records. Niiice. Here's the first video, and the title track as it goes, love it.
Yes, one of the UK's most anticipated debut albums is finally coming, due for official release on the 20th of April we now have a pre-order in place for Nottingham powerhouse Scor-Zay-Zee and his double cd Aeon: Peace To The Puzzle via the Gangsta Music imprint. Initially backed by a kickstarter campaign which exceeded it's total amount allowing for not only a limited vinyl run, but also this double cd package too. We may get some of the vinyl in stock upon release, however they have been reserved for all the backers of the kickstarter campaign first, so fingers crossed on that. Such a great album this, check the snippits and tell me otherwise.
Fresh from last night's Kane FM broadcast, here's DUB CHRONICLES #55, enjoy!
> The Heptones - Hard To Confess (Coxsone 7")
> Bob Andy - Peace In Your Mind (Harry J 7")
> Wailing Soul - Everybody Talking (Studio One LP)
> Horace Andy - How Do You Think I Feel (Atra Records LP)
> Bob Marley & The Wailers - Waiting In Vain Dub (Tuff Gong LP)
> Dennis Brown - Created By The Father (Studio One LP)
> Alton Ellis - A Fool (Studio One LP)
> Sugar Minott - I Need A Roof (Studio One 7")
> Brentford Allstars - I Need A Roof Dub (Studio One 7")
> The Skatalites - Baskin's Hop (Studio One 7")
> The Skatalites - Lonely Man (Giant 7")
> The Blues Busters - Wings Of A Dove (Bra 7")
> Lord Creator - King & Queen (Randys 7")
> Bob Marley & The Wailers - Dancing Shoes (Calla Records LP)
> The Ethiopians - Everything Crash (JJ Records 7")
> Ansel Collins - Bigger Boss (JJ Records 7")
> Sound Dimension - Drum Song (Coxsone 7")
> Alton Ellis & Eddie Perkins - Lullaby Angel (Coxsone 7")
> Jackie Mittoo - Lazy Bones (Studio One LP)
> Prince Buster & The Revolutionaries - Uganda (Fleet 7")
> Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus - Sip Your Cup (Dynamic Sounds LP)
> Carlton Coffie - Chant Away (Iroko 12")
> The Abyssinians - South African Enlistment (Virgin LP)
> Twinkle Brothers - Babylon Is Falling (Twinkle Music 12")
> Twinkle Brothers - Babylon Is Falling Dub (Twinkle Music 12")
> Jah Levi - Book Of Life (Message LP)
> Danny Henry - African Gold (Three Kings 7")
> Danny Henry - African Gold Dub (Three Kings 7")
> Jacob Miller & The Inner Circle - Forward Jah Jah Children (Trojan 7")
> Augustus Pablo & King Tubby - The Big Rip Off (Trojan 7")
> Noel Elliot & Noel Bailey - People Let Love Shine (Afro 7")
> Hugh Mundell - Jah Will Provide (Message LP)
> Fred Locks - Songs Of The Almighty (Vista Sounds LP)
> The Abyssinians - Mightiest Of All (Virgin LP)
> Queen Omega Band - Rastafari (Queen Omega 7")