dimanche 21 juillet 2019

Latyrx & DJ Quest - Live In Austin, TX June 11, 1998


The title pretty much says it all, I don't remember seeing this one before, so here's a rip for you.
Only one track since the program repeat on both sides...


Here

dimanche 9 juin 2019

Fhraecus - Procrastination


This album is from a San Jose group, they released it in 1999 and it was part of the Atak catalogue back then. I don't know much about it otherwise, it shows on the cover it was produced by Beta Central and the emcees are Beta Central, Aroen, Anouken and Eukalypts.

Here


A
Intro
Definition
Soup
Campsite
Searching For Optimism

B
Entrapment
Situational Shifts
Who Can Rip This?
Mumbo Jumbo

Elusive - Prototype From A Protoplanet



This is an old beat tape by Elusive from around 97-99. 
Dark, jazzy, minimal beats typically in the same fashion of what he released at the time (6 Degrees Of Separation, Deceiving The Right Eye Of Confusion). Great tape for late night sessions, I recommend it.



18 Untitled beats.

mercredi 22 mai 2019

Westcoast underground mix for RinseFM






I've been asked by LuckyMe to do a mix for their RinseFM show.
Here it is, it starts around 28min.30sec., 50 minutes of westcoast underground.


NUTS ONE / ELLAY KHULE - Clockwork Wizards / Sounds Like
AWOL ONE - Jackknife
L’RONEOUS - Fade Away
ACID REIGN ft. MYKA 9 - Creme De La Blowed
QUASAR - Eastside P.B.       
PUZOOZOOWATT - Tippy Toes
DR.OOP ft. ROGUE VENOM - Green Butter
OPIO & FREE THE ROBOTS - Blow Sum Smoke
PEACE - Southernwit
OTHERWIZE - Hello Hater
OMNI ft. FATLIP - Feel How I Feel
ELIGH - Ferocious
RANDY - Turning Of The Worm
RIFLEMAN - The Chosen
REV COPE - Stop Talking To My Back
ALKAHOLIKS - Who Dem Niggas
BLAK FOREST - Predictable Contradictions
OMNI - Trade Mark
Z-MAN - Crumb Of The Bay
THE WASCALS - Hard Rhymes
EXTRA PROLIFIC - Give It Up
GRAND INVINCIBLE - Time To Get Gucci
THIRD SIGHT - Rare Form
HIP HOP KCLAN - Massive Meltdown
DJ RAW B & LUKE SICK - Ditch Cops
KOOL KEITH ft. NOGGIN NODDERS - Sly We Fly
DAVE DUB - Bunny Hopping
ZEST THE SMOKER - Micalina
SPECS WIZARD - Morning Rain


Much thanks to Martyn & LuckyMe Enjoy!

jeudi 9 mai 2019

Vinyls

Yep, no download this time but a selection of fine articles that just dropped:

First that absolute must-have reissue of Social Deviantz' Essential Mental Nutrients.

I have a long list of fantasy albums-that-need-to-be-issued-on-vinyl-one-day, and if not by other labels, maybe one day by my own... and that canadian classic was definitely in the top 10.
If you don't know about it, let's say it's like an unreleased golden-era Pharcyde LP, nothing less.
Production is top notch, emceeing is fresh, and that album from '96 stayed incredibly overlooked for some reason.
Cope it now, cope 2 copies and say thanks to DWG for putting it out with styles.

Then, another nice reissue from Chicago duo Maintenance Crew. They put out a best-of vinyl compilation for RSD this year, celebrating a career of 14 years and 5 albums. I use to bump a lot their first album when it came out in 2005 and even had a review for a french website. Glad to have some of their titles on wax.

Next up we have Specs One & Silas Blak from Seattle that released a collaborating LP called Blak Wizard. I didn't ordered it yet but it's next in line, since most things released by Specs One is dope, including his recent Unfollow digital EP.

Also, don't forget to peep Luke Sick's 5th, 6th ,7th?? project dropped this year. It's a new Disturbers tape, more like an old one that finally sees the light of day. Megakut needs to start a yearly subscription or something, too much goodness, so little time.


Lastly, I'm proud to announce I have a 50 minutes mix up on big UK radio RinseFM for the LuckyMe show. The date is May 19th, around 11PM I think. I'll repost the thing when it's out as a podcast. Westcoast underground only. Much love to Martyn for the opportunity!

samedi 27 avril 2019

Fatgums & Gamma Ray - Ohhssh!!


This right here is a fresh mixtape by DJs Fatgums and Gamma Ray from 2000 filled with the finest westcoast underground selection, tons of great routines, one of the best westcoast-oriented introduction ever, some nice unreleased tracks... a must have.


Here

A
EB F - Intro
OHHSSH!! Intro
FATGUMS Anthem
GAMMA RAY Anthem
Bay Tribute
CASUAL Scratch
DEL - Jaw Gymnastics
CHARIZMA Scratch
CHARIZMA & PBW - That's Word
SAAFIR - Battle Drill
L'RONEOUS - L'Chemy
PARIS Scratch
PLANET ASIA Transition
PLADO - Try To Read My Mind
CASUAL - Later On
SAAFIR Transition
MISFITZ OV STYLZ - It's Goin Down
FANATIK - Hella Emcees
MURS - The Jerry Maguire Song
NEW EDITION - Hotel Heartbreak

B
ROMALIBOTS - Monkeying Around
T-ROOT - Credentials
EVANESCE - Double O'Sik
GENELEC & MEMPHIS REIGNS - Memoirs Of A Terrorist
TESTING GROUND - Meaningless
HA!!!
ASIATIC & MYGRAIN - Extra Carne
Skooby
JSALANGS - Untitled Opus I
OHHSSH!! Outro - KB

samedi 13 avril 2019

Underbombers / Fanatik bootleg cassettes


A couple of weeks ago 12ManRambo had this ebay auction including a batch of mysterious hand dubbed cassettes full of supposedly unreleased music from San Jose collective Underbombers (Sub Contents, Zest) and producer Fanatik.
I was able to score 3 of those tapes:

"Phanatik Conception" (pic above), contains a lot of known Fanatik instrumentals from the Beat tapes era but this time with MCs on them... I never heard any of those versions (maybe I missed some releases?).
They sound at the same time solid enough to be officially released but you can also hear that it's straight from the studio takes (emcees commenting before and after etc.). Second track for example is Dave Dub over the "Parallel" beat. There's a MC I couldn't name on the first track rapping over "Night Terror"; a nice short collage interlude I never heard; a track with a female singer...
On the B side it's 6 full tracks of known Fanatik beats with Grand the Visitor from Homeliss Derilex rapping on it, and a cameo by Persevere on the last one. Pretty nice!





Second tape is by Zest the Smoker. It features some instrumentals, two versions of My Ol Nasty Habit, one over a different beat than the one we know, and the second one is an alternate vocal take on the original beat. Then Encore's "Think Twice". On the flip there's a 23-minute long freestyle featuring Persevere, Clishe and some other guys I couldn't name. It's called "Freestyle @ Steve's Bachelor Party".





"Subconscience" starts with a freestyle by Dave Dub & Persevere, then some known instrumental by Fanatik, My Ol Nasty Habit by Zest, then more freestyle by some guy I couldn't name, Zest, then some more freestyle by Persevere and finally a radio cameo with an extended freestyle over several instros by both Sub Contents members.


...all 3 tapes ripped:

Here