DJ Vadim delivers the massive new sounds of the Dubcatcher 2 (Wicked My Yout) album, landing with a heavyweight guest line up all rollin' ruff and tuff over Vadim's big riddims, check the link above for the full run down and snippits. This one comes on six panel digi-pack cd or double gatefold vinyl, excellent artwork onboard too, nuh sleep!
Following the recent Remulak, Cappo & Lewis Parker 7" will be the debut album from producer Ded Tebiase, entitled Seventy Five, from the Village Live label.
Here's a cracking video for Happy Up!, the closing track from Adam & Cuth's recently released Formwork album. Looks like this was a lot of fun making, especially the ending, check out the album if you've not already, real nice.
Free entry soundsystem jugglin' tonight, catch me with my Headsessions crew alongside Reverence Sound, all talking place at The Social, 6pm till midnight.
All new video pressure for Deep Lands from the recently released Shire Roots 12" Vibes Grow, big release!
A brand new pre-order hits the site today, it comes from Manchester duo Children Of Zeus who comprise of Konny Kon & Tyler Daley. They bring a soulful approach to their music with Tyler bringing the smooth vocals, and Kon dropping the rhymes and also producing the buttah beats. They've been building up a strong following over that last couple of years and now is the time for their music to finally get its official release, the Still Standing / No Strings Attached 7" is being released via First Word Records at the start of April and can be pre-ordered now, look out for a video coming soon.
Finally with us, apologies for the short delay, well worth the wait though, Ocean Wisdom's debut album for High Focus Records entitled Chaos 93'. Backed by a supreme set of beats from Dirty Dike and featuring guests Klashnekoff, The Four Owls, Foreign Beggars, Jam Baxter, Remus, Edward Scissortongue & Lunar C. Style upon style, lyrics upon lyrics, such a next level release this one, the vinyl version lands next month.
Luton's Si Phili has his debut solo album landing in a few weeks, The 11th Hour is a very solid twenty track set with big production from the likes of Leaf Dog, Pete Cannon, Richy Spitz, Passion Hifi and more. Guest wise you'll find Sizzla, Afu Ra, Rockness, Benjamin Zephaniah, Dotz & eMCee Killa amongst others. The album is super heavy, make sure you cop it when it lands, coming on CD and vinyl too, pre-order coming soon. In the meantime, check the first taster right here, entitled Brand New.
Man like Jago, one half of Hylu & Jago, vocalist in Onlyjoe, and part of the Unit 137 sound system & label delivers his debut solo album Microphones And Sofas right about now, a wicked combination of all things Hip Hop, Reggae, Drum & Bass & Dancehall. He not only murders the mic with his own brand of lyric talk, but brings in a killer guest line up of emcees, singers and producers consisting of Ghost Writerz, 2nice, Junior Dangerous, Galak Spiritual, Chief Rockas, DJ Vadim, RTKal, Colour Code, Riddim Tuffa, Honey Brown, Ed West, Airklipz, The Sea, Red I Rob, Zico, Hylu, Yemi Bolitawa & Bahia. True to form, a maximum version excursion coming correct on the Tru Thoughts label, via the newly formed Sharp & Ready platform.
Fresh into the Reggae Related Releases section, a brand new 7" version of Matthew McAnuff's Be Careful riddim, re-worked by DJ Vadim and featuring Demolition Man entitled Fussin N' Fightin. It's lifted off Vadim's new Dubcatcher 2 (Wicked My Yout) album, which is currently on it's way to us too, hol' tight for that, big album. The 7" comes signed by Vadim, has the version on the flipside, and a free download code, here's the video incase you missed it a few weeks back, big tune!
A cracking album that's finally seeing the light of day from Manchester/Hull connection Hearts Of Darkness is now in stock. After only a couple of 12" releases and two compilation features, including one of ours, back in the mid 90's, MC Loire & DJ Sheik faded into the shadows never to be heard of again. Making this special release A Journey Of A Thousand Miles via the Style Warrior imprint a very welcome one, truly capturing that raw 90's boom bap sound this crew delivered so well. The previous material is onboard, aswell as some unheard. All super macked out on the packaging and design front, bonanza release.
Debut album business from North London's Shay D, coming correct with A Figure Of Speech and bringing the realness from a female perspective. There's been a lack of emcees that are truly saying something from the female of our species, yet times finally seem to be changing, and there's many more coming through the ranks just as ill as Shay D here, check it.
Broader than broadway, big playlist this month, check it, the all new SUSPECT PACKAGES RADIO SHOW.
> IMS ft. Tenchoo - Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
> Moose Funk Squad - Pianooo
> Ocean Wisdom ft. Lunar C - Gone
> Shay D - F The Radio
> Lewis Parker - Big Contract
> Jack Diggs - What Remains
> Flame Griller - Grillingham
> Verb T & Illinformed ft. Moreone & Smellington Piff - Forgiveness
> Oliver Sudden - Heineken & Thai
> Triple Darkness - Knuckle Dust
> Illinformed ft. Cracker Jon, Verb T & Life MC - Smokey
> Mr Brown - Now See Me
> Lewis Parker - Golden Bullets
> JND & Jack Danz - Mick Dastardly
> Matt Love ft. Prodigal Sons - What You Want (Kuartz Remix)
> Triple Darkness - Finger Jab
> Split Prophets - Funky Dory
> Delivery Room - Phlegm
> Remulak ft. Lewis Parker - Maintain
> Gatecrasherz - Unspoken
> Junior Disprol & Mr Rumage - Invasion
> Mongrels - You Dig Raps?
> Badly Promoted Geniuses - Final Breath
> Raggo - Babylon Dead
> DJ Vadim ft. Jman, Tippa Irie & Inja - Good Vibes
> Jago ft. Junior Dangerous & Ghost Writerz - Dangerous
> Cappo - O.O.B
> Ocean Wisdom - High Street
> Life MC & Badhabitz - Vocal Misconception
> DJ MK & DJ Go ft. Lunar C & Scrufizzer - Fantastic
> Shire Roots ft. Joe Burn - Vibes Grow
> DJ Vadim ft. Demolition Man - Fussin N' Fightin
> Hearts Of Darkness - Mr Next Man
Get to know 'bout Hozay, reppin' Bristol.
Dookie Squad return with an ultra head bangin' 12", the Let The Beat Drop EP features some crazy drums and cuts, plus a bunch of tight rhyme flows from Mr Memory & MC Alikazm, plus guests MCM and Soundsci, flavour upon flavour from Fat Hop Records, a raw hip hop biscuit coming complete with a seriously dope picture cover too.
There's also a pre-order in place today for the forthcoming debut album from Jago, a seriously dope set coming on a Dancehall, Hip Hop, Reggae tip, pure mix an' blend style, check it... Microphones & Sofas due on cd format 26th February.
Live and direct from Kane FM, 9-11pm tonight, no live guests i'm afraid, but be sure to lock on for a barrage of new and forthcoming releases.
Those lucky enough to recieve one of the free JVF Clique cd's we were recently giving away with orders can now catch some visual heat from one of the EP's tracks Prism, telling it how it is.
Producer Mr Brown delivers his super dope new four track 7" into us today, Weathered / Now See Me / Tiny Sunset / Bluey brings some a-class beats to your turntable, definatly one for the boom bap heads this, ill cuts too. We've also scored more copies of his last 7" release, the ill posse cut Oil Baron.
New Mr Key & Greenwood Sharps video for this loving day.
All roads lead to Bristol tonight for Love Of Dub @ The Black Swan, always a ram dance this one, in fact all the online tickets have sold out, only 100 on the door. The Suspect Packages crew (Disorda, DJ Lok & Seanie T) will be representing from 2-4am, niceness. If you're going, see ya deya!
Another fresh biscuit just hit the pre-orders section via the Style Warrior label, an unreleased vinyl album from Manchester/Hull duo Hearts Of Darkness from the mid 90's, entitled A Journey Of A Thousand Miles. Due in stock next Friday this gem of a release gathers their previously released cuts alongside three others that have never officially seen the light of day, they smacked it with their ill use of samples and clever wordplay yet never really gained the props they fully deserved, until now, check the flavour.
Bristol's long standing AE Productions bring us a haunting production from Mr Rumage of Numskullz fame for Dead Residents emcee Junior Disprol to get busy on, as he rides the beat with insane perfection Invasion delivers like an unopened letter bomb, coming correct on 7" format with picture cover, don't sleep on this. And check out the recently released Grab The Mic 7" too if you're feeling the vibe.
Forthcoming Real Life Drama steez, watch this space.
German label Britcore Rawmance deliver us some fresh vinyl re-stocks, there's copies of The Juice MC's Secret Intelligence / This Jam Is Under Attack 7", plus True Style Judgement Day (Demonstration EP) and The Criminal Minds Undiffused Devices 12"s. If you like your Hip Hop inna hardcore old skool style then these releases are most certainly for you, kickin' it live!
Look out for the debut solo album Microphones & Sofas from Jago landing via Tru Thoughts on the 19th Feb. Here we have the first video for Struggling, featuring Galak Spiritual & Chief Rockas. There's also features and productions on the album from RTKal, Ed West, Hylu, DJ Vadim, Ghost Writerz, Junior Dangerous, Riddim Tuffa and Bahia. Watch for it, 'tis sounding very tuff indeed!
Tonight i'm heading to Farnham to lay down some serious roots pressure, the Roots Reggae Jamboree is taking place at The Plough and runs from 7.30 - Midnight. Powered by Hustlers Hi Fi Sound System with selectors The Hustler & Justa Fari, and Kane FM's Tufty G & Thunderball. Plus MC Trooper on the mic from Brixton's Jah Revelation Muzik Sound System. Reeeach!
Ladies and gents, allow me to drop a bomb on you. In association with Dub BMX here's the all new GOLD PON TOOTH VOL.2 - A Hip Hop Reggae Ride. Hit the link for the stream or download file that also contains the full artwork and an mp3 just long enough to fit onto a blank cd.
01. Natural 'Erb Intro
02. L.A. Brow - Rules The Nation
03. Spragga Benz - Protect Your Culture
04. Nitty Gritty ft. Wise Intelligent - Good Morning Teacher (Crush Sounds Poppa Fred Mix)
05. Junior Dangerous ft. Blak Twang & Cowboy Ranger - Law Down The Law
06. Burro Banton - Hot Blood
07. King Kong & Khari Kill - Such Man Say
08. Majah Hype - Bad Like We
09. Ancient Astronauts ft. Tippa Irie - All Of The Things You Do
10. Marga ft. Silqe - Black Star Liner
11. Da Beatminerz ft. The Last Emperor - Mafia Don
12. Dennis Brown - Revolution (Craze & Corey Chase Refix)
13. Cormega ft. Vybz Kartel & Lina P - Dangerous
14. King Kong - Unity
15. Burro Banton - Jah Jah Rules
16. Meyhem Lauren - New York Where Ya At?!
17. Million Stylez - Move From On Ya
18. Paco Ten meets Mr Williamz - Love Marijuana
19. Lutan Fyah - Save The Music
20. Choppa Chop - Africa Is Calling
21. Blackout JA - How We Do
22. Wiseman - Mosquito
23. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley ft. Bounty Killer & Eek-A-Mouse - Khaki Suit
24. Cutilus - Put De Gun Down
25. JVC Force - 3 Ways 2 Rip It
26. Badness - Rude Kid
27. The Mouse Outfit ft. Sparkz & Dubbul O - Who Gwan Test
28. DZ ft. Awaken Lion - Chalice Dub
29. TDK Tape Outro
Taken from the forthcoming debut album A Figure Of Speech from Shay D, here's some fresh visuals for Get Money. Album due 12th February.
Recorded last night, a live selection of dancehall & rockers pressure, some new releases, a touch of roots and culture, and finally some lovers rock & rubadub to round up a valentines month... DUB CHRONICLES #66.
> Anthony Johnson – Come In The Lawn (Connection 7")
> Triston Palma – Entertainment (Midnight Rock 7")
> Jah Thomas – Friday Night Jamboree (Midnight Rock 7")
> Hugh Griffiths – Chant Down Babylon (Gemini 7")
> Sugar Minott – Dance Hall Style (Black Roots 7")
> Lady Ann – Informer (Crazy Joe 7")
> Superman & Spiderman – Sensimillia Posse (Education 7")
> Ranking Joe – Ganja Pipe (Education 7")
> Pad Anthony – Murderer (Jammys 7")
> Tullo T – None Ah Dat (Jammys 7")
> Super Cat – Under Pressure (Power House 7")
> Jago ft. Galak Spritual & Chief Rockas – Struggling (Tru Thoughts promo mp3)
> Hue B – Give Thanks And Praises (Tuff Scout 7")
> Twinkle Brothers – One Head (Virgin LP)
> Barrington Levy – Look Youth Man (Jah Life LP)
> Daddy Lynx ft. Anthony B - Face The Street (Altafaan Records promo mp3)
> Cadenza ft. Kiko Bun – How Many Times (The Full Hundred 7")
> Earl Sixteen & Salute – Everybody Loves Reggae (R.I.T.S 7")
> Vin Gordon & Salute – Trommy Loves Reggae (R.I.T.S 7")
> Jago ft. Riddim Tuffa – Lost My Way (Tru Thoughts promo mp3)
> Cadenza ft. Stylo G & Busy Signal – Foundation (The Full Hundred 7")
> Cadenza – Foundation Dub Mix (The Full Hundred 7")
> Dreadsquad & Blackout JA ft. Kush Arora & Smerins Antisocial Club – Last Tune Instrumental (Superfly promo mp3)
> Dreadsquad & Blackout JA ft. Kush Arora & Smerins Antisocial Club – Last Tune (Superfly promo mp3)
> Ojah – Wisdom (Alchemy Dubs 12")
> Ojah – Wisdom Part 3 (Alchemy Dubs 12")
> Jahyu – To The End Of The Earth & Sea (Steppas Records promo mp3)
> Martin Campbell – Another Night (Channel One UK LP)
> The Jay Trees – Buck Town Corner (Forward Records 7")
> Merva Grier – Feel Like A Million (Taxi 7")
> Jean Adebambo – Paradise (Santic Records 7")
> Me & You – Melody (Deb Music 7")
> Dennis Walks & Mudies All Stars – Sad Sweet Dreamer (Moodisc Records 7")
> Just Dale – Until You Come Back (Ariwa Sounds LP)
> Lorna Benett – Breakfast In Bed (Harry J 7")
> Janet Kay – Silly Games (Scope 7")
> Melanie Fiona – Sad Songs (Island 7")