mercredi 22 mars 2017

Little Larry & Bas One (Psychoplasmz) - Cytoplasmic



I got to know Psychoplasmz while looking for Insiduous Urban Records releases.
That bay area label released all the Mission:/CCR records and related (Headnodic), Foreign Legion, solo Bas-1 stuff, the classic DJ Serg westcoast mixtape, and a couple of more obscure stuff, including a Psychoplasmz 7'', a group consisting of Bas-1 (San Jose?) and Little Larry (Berkeley).

This is a compilation from 2011 put together by Little Larry and consisting of all the materials by the group. You even got the 2 tracks from the 7''.

Here


Am I Deranged?
Pass Me The Blunt
Land Of The Nymphos
I'm Back Snitch
Legendary Lyricist
The Recipe
Let's Not Lose It
Psycho By The Candle Lite
Sneek A Peek
Watergun Fun
World Dance
Little Larry (Instramental)
Bas One (Instramental)

samedi 11 mars 2017

Camp Crystal Lake - S/T


This one is a special treat, made possible by Kaliyuga Pro from the great Ghetto Tyylit.

That Camp Crystal Lake self titled 7-track cassette is allegedly from around 1996-1998 and feature Zest The Smoker and his crew. No idea if it's anything official or just a compilation of tracks put together randomly.
From what I get, it was the demo for their Souls Owed To The Lake album that never got out (still you can find various tracks on Zest's discography as well as his soundcloud), then again, it's just a guess.
The artwork used here is just a screenshot from their defunct website.

I got a cassette dub of this 13 years ago through another finnish connection and lost the tape in a flood. I tried to look for it without success, remembering how great it was.


Until a few days ago, the homie Kaliyuga Pro ripped his own dub and sent it to me.

There's no tracklist or info on our dubs but KP figured some of the tracks had resurface on Zest's 'Smoker Filez' years later (first track aka "Red Hot" and track 5 aka "SJC" that was shortened on Smoker Filez, track 3 was "Louisianna Spice" from the Camp Crypt B-Sidez compilation.) but still, some of the most notable tracks that stood out in my memory I couldn't put my hands on.

Track 2, the one I'm referring to in this post, is called Zono, same name of the MC from the Unisuns. It's from 1993. Then you got the awesome posse cut that finishes the tape, unfortunately roughly cut at 3:05 (mine was too).

On a strictly rap standpoint, this is golden. The styles are super raw, so is the production, but these guys completely kills it. Treat yourself with this and much props to Kaliyuga for the help.



KYNIVN BASTARDZ - Redhot
ZONO - Zono (AKA Dracula)
UNISUNS (WOLF PROGRESS & ZONO) - Louisiana Spice
WOLF? - ?? (Magnification?)
? & ZEST THE SMOKER - SJC (Full Version)
DAVE DUB - ??
ZEST, ZONO, ? & WOLF - ??

mercredi 8 mars 2017

Plankton - Moments To Ruin


This one has been kindly sent to me by Renti (along with another one that I might share too at some point). Another hard to find pause mixtape by finnish DJ / Anti-Party Music head Plankton.
It's from 2006, first side is obscure westcoast indie rap, the flip is indie rock only. 
Great selection as always (anyone knows who Adura is? What's the name of the tape?) and a good way to share almost-impossible to find cassette content. Like the hand-drawn artwork too.



A

ADURA - Ain't Ready
SIRIUS IDIOM - Moments Til Ruin
DIVERSE - I Wish I Had That Power (Rmx)
MPX - Endlessly
TOMMY V, JOE DUB, TABU, HEDGEHOG, STEPHEN, JESTER - Bright Future
ALEX75 & CHAZ - 3rd Bass Shirt
BAY AREA ART COLLECTIVE - Kick BAAC
ANACRON - My Other Pair
PEEKABOO - Live Bonus

B

LOU BARLOW - Be Nice Me
KATHLEEN HANNAH - I Wish I Was Him
JEFFREY LEWIS - 3/4 Moon
KIMYA DAWSON - Time To Think
DANIEL JOHNSTON - I Live For Love
MUCKAFURGASON - South Dakota
MUCKAFURGASON - Bad Ass Fucker
LOU BARLOW AND HIS SENTRIDOH - No Matter What
LUKE KELLY - ??
LUKE KELLY - ??
THE MOLDY PEACHES - Jorge Regula

samedi 25 février 2017

InK. - Eleveneleven


That's already two years since Private School released their last album.
Now here's the new one from InK. (Ian and Kaos aka Jundax), 2/3 of PS minus DaGoldenRay.
The formula is still there, quiet moods, slow beats. It's kind of late-late night music, something to relax to when you're stressed or before sleeping... I really like the minimal structure of the beats with a very on-point selection of samples, kind of like Sach productions per say.
The two mc's voices complement each other very well also. Gorgeous artwork too.

To sum it up: if you're into their sound,  you'll love this one. Grab a copy, digital, cassette or cd here:

Private School Bandcamp


Days A Long Night
Dig It
Loud & Close
Drowning In The Wind
All I Ever Wanted...
Unknowing
Côte
Do No Harm
1111

mardi 21 février 2017

Constructive R.U.K.U.S. - S/T EP



This one is an obscure EP from 1999 by San Diego group Constructive R.U.K.U.S..
The self-released vinyl comes in different colors, green, red and gold. 
They also made an interesting collab mix-CD with fellow SD artists Roundtable MC's years ago sponsored by skate shoe company Osiris.
One for the collectors.



We Us
Whas Hapnin
Anbesol
Unforgiven
Planet 'Y' Instrumental

jeudi 19 janvier 2017

VA - Please Pass The Mic...


Way before the Project Blowed compilation (1995) or Beneath The Surface (1998), here's "Please Pass The Mic..." a cassette-only compilation that gathered the cream of the LA underground MCs in 1992.
Given the few hints behind this project -the mysterious Under-Ground Music Company label that only released this thing for instance- it's hard to know who came up with this project really.

But it features a few usual suspects from this area, including the Unity Comittee (future Jurassic 5 and Darkleaf), Big Al (that guy from the This Is The Life documentary?), Foesum under their old Perfection moniker, Trensetta as Funky Trend who questions what colors left to wear when you live in LA in 92, Snoop Dogg and of course Volume 10 who offers an interesting pre-album version of Sho Is Hype. 

Obviously the vibe is more about g-funk and gangsta rap than the Blowed comps, but it's still a nice glimpse into what was the scene like back then.



PERFECTION ft. SNOOP DOGGY DOG - Understand Perfection
UNITY COMMITTEE - Who's Gonna Be The Next Victim
MISTER CIX - 6 In The Clip
PERFECTION - Mack Thang
DED 2 THE WORLD - The Hoes That Won't Dance
MAC-10 - Dungeons & Dragons
BIG AL - Get On The Ride
FUNKY TREND - (Tell Me) What Colors Can I Be Wearin'
SUPERB SK & UNITY COMMITTEE - The Fish Taste Superb
QWYET STORM - Spare The Rod (Spoil The Child)
GP HIP HOP NATION - Is It Good 2 U?
CHOCOLATE TAI - Can I Kill It
VOLUME 10 - Sho Is Hype (But Not My Type)


In another news, Please check the excellent Kemetic Suns post over at Thisisforthehustlers, which features Karma's view over the KS years as well as an unreleased -and great- Ka Auditron Ba album on soundcloud. I wish more artists would come up with articles like that.

vendredi 13 janvier 2017

Pseudzero - Closed Caskets (An Afterlife Megamix)


The latest mix, dedicated to Afterlife Recordz, enjoy!



CVE - CV Intro                                                                                                                                         
ELLAY KHULE - Illuminum                                                                                                    
HIP HOP KCLAN - Bars Up                                                                                                 
RIFLEMAN - Summa This And Summa That #05                                                              
CVE - Hard In The Paint                                                                                                                 
EASTSIDE BADSTADS & NGA FSH  - Iz Hip Hop Dead?
ELLAY KHULE - Struggle Music                                                                                   
DNAE BEATS F/ ELLAY KHULE - Master Flows                                                               
PTERRADACTO - Primal Rage #13                                                                      
RIFLEMAN F/ MISTER CR - Choppers Anonymous                                                      
CVE - Forever CVE                                                                                                                   
OMID F/ ELLAY KHULE - Sunny Side Up                                  
CALI-RAG - Acap Skit                                                                                                                   
CVE F/ PTERRADACTO & RIFLEMAN - Stay On Phat                                                                      
CVE - Reach To The Mic                                                                                                                       
GUERRILLAH SPIT - Guerrillah Spit                                                                         
PTERRADACTO - Primal Rage #17                                                                                                       
RIDDLORE F/ 2MEX & BUSDRIVER - You Know We Run This Shit                                      
NGA FSH - Dubs                                                                                                                                   
RIDDLORE & DEBMASTER F/ AMEWU - We Love It                                                               
NGA FSH F/ DA TWINS - Where Da Real Heads At?!                                                                           BUSDRIVER - Overshadow                                                                                                          
HIP HOP KCLAN - Massive Meltdown                                                                                     
BUSDRIVER F/ ABSTRACT RUDE - Get On The Bus                                                                         CYPHA 7 - Night Life                                                                                                                               RIDDLORE F/ BUSDRIVER - Sin Cycle                                                                
JIZZM F/ RIDDLORE - Hi Style Takeover         
ELLAY KHULE - Knuckle Sandwich                                                                                       
ELLAY KHULE - Telecommunications                                                                                                 
OF MEXICAN DESCENT F/ SNIZAKE - Medication                                                                           RIDDLORE - I Smell Smoke                                                                                                   
CVE - Not Like Those                                                                                                                           
RIDDLORE F/ LATRENDA, MICOLE, NGA FSH & TRAY LOC -  Can U Love A Villain