Two new 7" releases onboard, and both from Yorkshire, and both very different from each other too.
First up is Sheffield's Bad Taste Records with a very limited release of Sniff & Morriarchi's Brainwave Canvas featuring Trellion. The cut itself is the title track off their digital only release from earlier in the year, and also features an exclusive Telemachus remix on the flip, and a download code for another 8 track release. Hit the link for the scoop. Badness.
Secondly, we have Leeds producer Danny T & Parly B on some digital dancehall business entitled Dreader Than Dread, a wicked little release that's been put out by Dubln's Irish Moss Records. Big and bashy is the order of the dance, loving Parly B right now. Big up all Yorkshire massive!
West London emcee/producer Apex Zero of First And Last drops us copies of his debut album Reality Provoking Liberation, a militant and tough release that executes his powerful delivery and subject matter very well. This mostly self produced 15 track CD rolls with ground shaking proportions, and features Iron Braydz, Amy True, Hasan Salaam and more. He holds no pretense, what you see and hear is a hungry individual with a mission. Fans of Triple Darkness, Lowkey and Klashnekoff will be into this, check the two videos below for the flavour.
Fresh from the recent collabo, Grumpy Underground Comeback Sh!t with fellow Blah Records emcee Bill Shakes, Lee Scott will return at the end of November with another killer collaboration. His extra sharp lyrics and observations on modern society link with producer Illinformed, who recently crafted the Brothers Of The Stone album. Here we have a pre-order in place for the forthcoming Stupid Poignant Sh!t release, it also features Possessed, Broom Man & Sly Moon. It's a bangin' album, here's a video for one of the tracks, Sunshine. Get to know.
Yes yo. Watch for a new B-Line Recordings release coming soon, a limited 250 press green vinyl 7" of two Def Defiance tracks from the early 90's. Anyone not familiar with the crew it mainly comprised of Project Cee, Rola & Supreme Shar plus extended family know as the South Side Alliance, based in the west country. One track is called Rhyme Children, an unreleased and last track Def Defiance did, and the other is Chemical Attack, taken from their original Hazardous demo tape release in 1992. Looking forward to this finally getting onto wax. Soon come.
In stock today we have two new Nice Up! vinyl releases, Dublin's Dirty Dubsters with a killah new 12" featuring New York's Chip Fu & Screechy Dan. Chant Down Babylon runs amok! Three heavy mixes with the Fu-Schnick and Screechy doing some serious damage against the system. Big release. As is Bristol's Mr Benn with Tenor Fly on the No More Guns 7", a horn lead Hip Hop skanker with a positive message onboard.
There's also copies of the recently released General Levy & Cutty Ranks remix 7" on Nice Up! back in stock. Plus two heavyweight Mungo's Hi Fi double vinyl albums too, Forward Ever and Sound System Champions on their own Scotch Bonnet imprint.
Time to ge hype! Check out the new video lifted off the forthcoming Auranography album from Jman, coming into stock mid November via Greasy Vinyl. This joint Weed & Ale also features Dr Syntax & Eva Lazarus, and is produced by Pete Cannon, it's a monster. It also has lots of flashing lights towards the end, so if you're prone to fits and the like, switch off before they start.
Due to popular demand a fresh run of Groove Records T-shirts are being printed up, these sold out last year rather sharpish and many have asked for it to be put back into print. So here's your chance to grab one again, in yelllow, or black. Hit the link for the scoop.
Two new Reggae related vinyl releases in today, 7" relick action inna 2013 steppas style from Edinburgh producer Jofis & the Mighty Oak Sound, for UK roots reggae pioneers Alpha & Omega ft. Reuben Master, and their track from 2005 entitled The Eagle The Dragon And The Bear (Jofis Mix). Pure vibes, especially when that bass kicks in.
And Brighton's Cut La Vis ft. Mystro & Mr Melody with a 12" relick of Errol Dunkley's A Little Way Different. Straight up Hip Hop Reggae business, with four tuff remixes coming from Wrongtom, Weedy G, Dirty Dubsters & Marcus Visionary. Check the video below for the original mix.
Big and heavy, massive and large, one of the dopest albums of the year has just landed in stock. DJ Format & Phill Most Chill The Foremost. All UK pre-orders have left today, overseas ones will leave tomorrow. Get in quick, i doubt this will be around for long, especially the vinyl version. Shit's incredible, from the music itself, to the artwork it's presented in.
So it looks like the momentum is back up again after a slight hiatus after Sleaze's Rappertag, here's Apatight followed by Minus.
Essex crew we see you. Watch for a forthcoming EP entitled It Is What It Isn't coming from emcee Verses on Gutta Records, here's a taster, Jesus featuring the one like Jibberish.
Taken from the new Lewis Parker album The Puzzle Episode 2 - The Glass Ceiling, here's a video for Summer With Asakala. The album is available now on double vinyl, with a double cd landing next Monday. Good times.
Bosh! Two fantastic albums in stock today, High Focus Records deliver the all new self-produced Verb T album on CD and 2xLP format, I Remain. A welcome return for this skilled veteran emcee/producer of the UK's Hip Hop scene, pure class, Verbs just keeps getting better and better at his craft.
And Manchester's Natural Curriculum crew bring us the debut solo album from another emcee/producer, Chalk, and the One For Being Me album, CD and LP format. Three words describe this release, number one spot.
South London emcee, Efeks, teams up with Revorg Records for his new solo album outing, Contemporary Classic. Now available for pre-order, sixteen tracks of pure undiluted Hip Hop, live and direct. A banger of an album with production coming from his fellow Prose member and producer Steady Rock, plus Jack Diggs, Keith Lawrence, cOmplex and newcomer Fish. It's a healthy affair and one not to miss, due for release next month. Check out the video below of the tracks, produced by Jack Diggs, Every Move, featuring Manage & eMCeeKilla outta Caxton Press.
Ill beatsmith Mr Brown delivers his Music Capsule Vol.1 - The Number Station album into the SP racks, a superior collection of fresh head banger boogie garanteed to get you hype. If you're an emcee, a beat fanatic, or just love plain old stripped back beats to bang, cop this, fa rillz.
Check out my man Xidus Pain on this Remulak produced track One Of The Flyest, super hero steez, it's lifted off his forthcoming album Project X (George McFly) that's due early 2014. Ill stuff, watch out now.
After lacing Edward Scissortongue with the cinematic soundscape to his Better.Luck.Next.Life album, Glasgow based producer Lamplighter brings us copies of his 5 track vinyl EP The Senses, on Kilamanjaro Recordings. There's only 200 of these available, in a screen printed sleeve. Check the videos below for the tracks Lux and Mute, taking a trip into someplace else.
Sonnyjim & Kosyne excel on this track. Lifted of the truly dope It's About Time cd that recently landed from Eatgood Records, here's the Jaisu produced heat rock Born Invincible. Can't big this release up enough, don't sleep on it.
London producer The Purist brings some 808 heat to the store today, his TR-iLL Deluxe Edition vinyl. Housing extra tracks not found on the original download version, and some rather dappa artwork from the don dada Mr Krum. There's only 300 of these bad boys pressed up, each with their own holographically numbered sticker. Get down on it. Featured emcees are Stateside's Big Twins, Havoc, Sean Price, Danny Brown & Tree, and London's Cas.
Fresh outta the Granville Sessions camp comes Archetype, and his debut solo offering, the Guilty EP, produced by and featuring Luca Brazi, also Granville crew. A solid release showcasing his effortless flow over some very well produced boom bap. Check the video of Cold One for a taste. Fully recommended.
Lifted off The Last Skeptik's Thanks For Trying album, here's yet another video. This one is for I Hate June, and features a rather attractive lady, the ocean, some thinking, a wheel chair, and an unfortunate male. In a nutshell.
Last night's Dub Chronicles for yuh, enjoy...
> BIG YOUTH - STREETS IN AFRICA (NEGUSA NAGAST 7")
> IN CROWD - MANGO WALK (ANTRIM 7")
> DENNIS BROWN - HAVE NO FEAR (OBSERVER 7")
> THE OBSERVERS - IT IS I (OBSERVER 7")
> JOHNNY OSBOURNE - FALLY RANKING (GREENSLEEVES 12")
> ROY RANKIN & HUGH BROWN - PEACEFUL SOMETHING (KG IMPERIAL 12")
> THE OFFICIALS - BABYLONIANS (OBSERVER 7")
> THE DYNAMITES - 1974 VERSION (OBSERVER 7")
> I KONG - LIFE'S ROAD (ROOTS TRADERS 7")
> EEK-A-MOUSE - NOAH'S ARK (GREENSLEEVES 12")
> INI KAMOZE - THEM THING DEH (ISLAND LP)
> TRISTON PALMA - TRASH AND READY (BTR 12")
> LITTLE JOHN - DANCE HALL STYLE (GREENSLEEVES 12")
> BARRY BROWN - BELLY MOVE (GREENSLEEVES 12")
> CHARLIE CHAPLIN - INTERNATIONAL ROBBERY (GREENSLEEVES 12")
> RANKING DREAD - GATE MAN (BODY MUSIC 12")
> RANKING DREAD - GATE MAN FASHION (BODY MUSIC 12")
> CORNELL CAMPBELL - WE'RE BUBBLING (WHITE LABEL 12")
> ALPHA SMITH - REWINE (DUB ENTERTAINER 7")
> GREGORY ISAACS - HORTICAL BRETHREN (EXTERMINATOR 7")
> PAPA SAN - DJ PRAYER (SUPREME 7")
> LIEUTENANT STITCHIE - LABBA LABBA (STEREO ONE 7")
> LIEUTENANT STITCHIE - LABBA LABBA VERSION (STEREO ONE 7")
> ALPHA AND OMEGA FEAT.REUBEN MASTER - THE EAGLE THE DRAGON AND THE BEAR - JOFIS MIX (JOFIS AND MIGHTY OAK 7")
> ILLBILLY HITEC FEAT.LONGFINGAH - HIGHER CALLING (IRIE ITES MUSIC 7")
> BURNING SPEAR - THIS POPULATION (STUDIO ONE LP)
> JACKIE PARRIS - ONCE IN MY LIFE (REGGAE 7")
> DELROY WILSON - I'M STILL WAITING (CHARM'S RECORDS 7")
> THE HAMLINS - OH DONNA (COXSONE 7")
> THE PARAGONS - HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE (STUDIO ONE 7")
> LEROY SMART - FAITH (ONE HARMONY RECORDS 7")
> DENNIS WALKS - FANCY DRESS (ORBIT 7")
> DENNIS WALKS - FANCY DRESS DUB (ORBIT 7")
> THE GAYLETTS - SON OF A PREACHER MAN (HOUR GLASS 7")
> PRINCE BUSTER & HIS ALL STARS - FUNKY JAMAICA (PRINCE BUSTER 7")
> TONY TRIBE - RED, RED WINE (DOWN TOWN 7")
> THE CLAN - COPY CATS (BULLET 7")
A few choice cuts back in stock today... Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom, and the killah Duppy Writer album on cd and double vinyl, plus Congo Natty Jungle Revolution double vinyl album and Jah Warriors 12", all on Big Dada Recordings. And the Ragga Twins compilation album Ragga Twins Step Out on double vinyl and CD, Soul Jazz Records. Gun fingahz.
Yes ya'll, coming correct in every aspect. The brand new album from DJ Format & Phill Most Chill is coming, incredible rhyme flows from the veteran Philly based emcee, riding effortlessly over Format's ill production and cuts. Want a taster? Check this teaser below, you can pre-order The Foremost album on CD and LP now, due for release 28th October on Project Blue Book. BIG release.
All roads lead to Bristol tonight as Suspect Packages Live take over one of the rooms at FOR THE LOVE OF DUB. Myself alongside DJ LoK, Seyah Selecta, Shire Roots & Blazenstein, plus the host with the most, Mystro. A guaranteed road block affair with three rooms of good time vibes, and a massive line up headlined by Michael Prophet. See you there if you're reaching!
Coming in fresh, the all new High Focus Records release is now set for pre-order, Verb T's brand new self produced album I Remain, due for release on the 21st of October, CD and double vinyl formats. Check out the video for the Guru tribute Lost, below.
We've also had a re-up on these HF releases: Brothers Of The Stone CD, Dead Players CD, The Four Owls CD, Dirty Dike's Return Of The Twat CD & 2xLP, and Fliptrix's The Road To The Interdimensional Piff Highway CD & 2xLP, Third Eye Of The Storm 2xLP, and Force Fed Imagery CD.
Watch out for a new album The Foremost landing at the end of this month from the one like DJ Format alongside Phill Most Chill. Having already heard some snippits I can assure you this is something special, it's coming on CD and LP format, and bangs, hard! We'll have a pre-order available next Monday. Keep ya eyes on the site, shit's insane!
Manchester stand up! Check this folks. Producer Kydro deliveres and epic 8 minute long posse cut off his Kydroponics Vol.2 release on the newly formed Room 2 label. Innovate features Black Josh, Goshin, Chucklez, Dubbul-O, Sparkz, Frisko, Bill Sykes, Spider Jaroo & Cheech. Get to know, more coming from Room 2 soon.
What we have here is the very last Suspect Packages Radio Show to broadcast from London's Itch FM, back in December 2005. The show had been running for 6 years on the station, and moved to its new home on this website, where of course it still is today. All my studio gear is currently in storage due to the recent business relocation, and I found this minidisc recording during the move, so thought it would be good to upload during the shows current downtime...
Enjoy this slice of history, you'll hear some great music that had just been, or was just about to be released, plus an old skool selection in the middle too.
> Illustrate - Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
> Kyza feat. Skriblah Dangogh - D.O.A
> Skuff - The Advert
> DJ IQ feat. Foreign Beggars - Welcome 2 The Circus
> Humurak D Gritty - They Ain't Ready
> Yungun & Mr Thing - Grown Man Business
> Million Dan - Pull Up (Remix)
> Cel One & The Sound Makers - Crown Takers
> New Flesh - Armshouse
> Double D Dagger - Left Right Left
> The Elementz feat. Karizma - Letterbombs
> The Elementz feat. Task Force & Karizma - On My Case
> DJ IQ feat. Verb T - Not Easy
> Kashmere feat. Jehst - Souls Of The Unborn
> Inja feat. Mr Thing - Smoothness
> Young Disciples feat. The Outlaw Posse - Step Right On
> Mad Kap feat. Daddy Freddy - Phuck What You Heard
> Prime Cuts, Trouble & Skan One - This Is Stone Risk
> Rude Boy Business - I Play For Keeps
> Checkmate School - Clap Your Hands
> Dominant Force - Raptivity (Let Me Give You Some)
> The Sindecut - Melody
> Derek B - Power Move (With X-Tra Strength Boyee!!!)
> CJ Mackintosh & Einstein - The Tables Are Turning
> Lords Of Rap - In Effect
> Lords Of Rap - Lords Of Rap (Theme)
> Jehst - Dynamite Sound
> Skinnyman - Put You Down
> Double D Dagger - Riddim Ride
> Micall Parknsun - The Greenman Freestyle
> Dr Syntax feat. Koaste & Orifice Vulgatron - Pack Mentality
> Sonnyjim - Paperwork
> Serocee - Life
> Yungun & Mr Thing - Forget Me Not
> Micall Parknsun - Hungry
> Dynamite MC - Johnny
> Sesame Street - Captain Vegetable
Yes yes, check out Big Dada Recordings latest signing, South London's Baishe Kings. They're working on an album release for the label, and have just dropped this Eyes Of Mark mixtape, peep it, and this comic too. Liking their steez, keep checkin' Suspect Packages for more yo.
Bringing The Real, for real, a fresh new video from the excellent Forward album from South London's Granville Sessions.
Bosh! The all new B-Line Recordings wax has arrived, East Anglia's Chrome & Illinspired get ultra busy on this lil' 7" nugget You Should Know b/w Big Dreams (Remix). Pure break neck b-boyizm with some dope rapid fire delivery, beats, and cuts. Go get. All pre-orders leaving today on this bad boy.
Lifted off the forthcoming Southbound & Down EP from Bristol's Split Prophets. This jammie entitled Norm Feelings features Upfront, Res, Two Tungs & Datkid, and is produced by Bad Habitz. Killin' it.
The mighty Bluntskins clown around on another dope video from their self-titled album The Bluntskins, peep Bomb Da Bomb featuring D'Lyfa Reilly & DJ Omas below. And hit the button on that album, shit's illlll yo.
Check my brother from another DJ LoK, on the mix once again with Volume 19 of his podcasts. If you've not been following these then you'z a fool. Big up LoK representing for the SP crew each an' every time.
On a similar tip, i've just found a minidisc of the very last Suspect Packages Radio Show that aired on Itch FM, 8 years ago. As all the studio gear is in storage for a few months, therefore leaving me unable to record a current show, i'm gonna upload this lil' slice of history instead. Soon come...