jeudi 9 août 2018

Sidus Idiom - Moments Til Ruin

As requested by Jibs over at Thisisforthehustlers, here's Sidus Idiom aka Tapemastah Steph's Moments Til Ruin, an odd bud definitely interesting tape blending raps, acoustic guitar, instrumentals, weird skits... Steph, then located in San Jose and collaborating with all the good people from Sub Contents to PBW, was really pushing the envelope on this one and wasn't afraid of trying new stuff.
You can note the presence of "Unrented Space" also on the Outerbodied compilation but credited as Members Of Accuracy also.

In another news the next vinyl release from the label is coming soon (sept/oct). Expect a solid compilation from an underrated SJ artist, filled with 1996-2002 materials. More info soon!


War Of The Sdlrow
Inviting Me A Light To Be
Oh No!!
Moments Til Ruin
Unrented Space
Playing With Art

You Suck
The Spores
How Beautiful It Is
Plus + The Gravy
Moodswinger '88
Coincidence With Love / Her Profile
In This Crasy Place

lundi 23 juillet 2018

The Library Crew - Bibliotechnitians Vol.1

This is the Library Crew cassette, an old project from 1997 that consisted of Subtitle, Memorex, Premonition and the Lexicon guys.
Here's What Subtitle said about it in an interview for a few years ago:

"That started when we were in high school. That was Lexicon (which is Oak and Nick Fury), Number Crunchers (myself and DJ Memorex), Premonition, Dramatic, Recon and this dude C-Trouble, whom I think he's doing porn or something right now. There was also lots of friends walking in and out of the group… But it all started when we were in Oxnard and every Friday we'd all go to Santa Barbara to freestyle on Mums The Word's show. He had this show at this radio station at the UCSB (the Santa Barbara college) that everybody went to, like the Project Blowed, KanKick, CDP and all those dudes… We would all roll out there, we were all real young and we all ended up meeting up. We kicked it a little bit and got along so we did songs and ended up calling ourself a crew. I had the name in my head 'cause I worked at the library at my high school at the time so I said : "Let's just call it the Library crew". We made a cassette "Bibliotechnicians Vol. 1" in 1997.

There was also a group in the Library called Rector Set, that was me and Scribble, but we never recorded any song because Scribble was a dick head at the time. Matter of fact, when we did "Bibliotechnicians", we had left him, we didn't even tell him we were going to record the project… which is some dick-head-shit. I just called him when I got home to play him some songs over the phone and he just hung up on my face of course. Library went on about 3 years. We did some shows and were going to work on more material but then everybody started moving further away… I moved out to L.A., Lexicon moved out to L.A., Premonition and Dramatic would come to hang out but you wouldn't hear from the other dudes. Memorex moved out to L.A. and we would hang out a bit but he was doing other stuff, he wasn't deejaying as much. "

Desert Storm
Punk Ass Bitch (Interlude)
Fowl Play II

I Should Thank The Wack MC's
Resident Evil '97 (The Devil)

samedi 7 juillet 2018

Ultraman - A Universal Language Taught Regardless Of The Animosity Of Man

San Jose rap circa 1999. As far as I know it's his only album, but you can find more material from him under the name Provy Suflayy if you google it.
Definitely worth a check.
Edit - Ultraman was also FTA's Unbreakable Comb's big brother.
Edit2- Justin Morales did all the production work on this album

Galloping Through Galaxiez
Automotive Digestion
Decadence Of Destruction
Humanity (Poetic Intermission)
Corridorz Of The Mind
Man With 2Brainz (Remix)

Legendary Teachings And Tall Talez
Trialz And Tribulationz
Thought (Poetic Intermission)
Song Of Time

jeudi 21 juin 2018

Requests (Update 2018)

Like last year, this is the request post updated.
You can post your requests and your dl links on the comment section.

San Jose:
Underbombers - White Label Chronicles
Visionary Force - Force Field + May The Force Be With You
Visual Training - Obstacles Are Daunting
Peaceshine - No More Hip Hop EP
KHZ Devils - No Big Deal
VA - Local Dynasties - San Jo's Most Underrated Finest
Epic Paradox & Kinx - Madhermit Presents...
Full Deck - The Mighty Full Deck
C-Ali - Ill Conversations With Myself
A-O.N.E. / Daysmen Empire - The World I See / We Bring Light cassingle

San Diego:
Millenium (MOTU/Nommo Collective) - Adura EP
Eclipse (MOTU) - Total Darkness
Mr Brady - Pure Action 12''
Olufemi Lasana - 4 Da Luv Of Da People
Jahsun Edmonds - Catabasis
Enigmatic - Sons Of The Forgotten Tongue
Matrix (Odessa Kane) - 1997 Demo
Retna - S-T
Solseekers - Heatstrokes + Halfway There EP

San Francisco/ Oakland:
Fatgums & Gamma Ray - Ohhssh!! (Mixtape)
Young Joseph - Average Joe ('96) + Humble Foot EP + White Gangster
Eyedlmode - S/T EP
Dojah - Destination: Don't Know, Don't Care
Mad Squirrel - Summer Madness
The Latter - 1983 + Hearing Aids
Prego W/Zest - Unemployed Workaholic EP
The Disturbers - Negusa Negast
The Moonies - Invasion + Ear Therapy EP
Hansover Fist - S/T 7''
Hanover Fist - Viva El Puno
Opus X - Rat Vs. Squirrel 12''

Darkleaf - Mission I
The Havenots - No Attachments
Himself - Summer In The City + Remiccs
Perfecto - Melanin Music + The Voice Of Inglewood
Yusef Afloat - Foreign Objects
3 Loc (Tray Loc) - Gold Digger
L.O.R.D. (of Western Union) - B.P.C.L.R.G(...) + My Female 7'' + Mic Snatchers EP
Penuckle - Blunts & Roses + Love Dies 12''
Dashiell - Separate Settlements

Parallel - Digital Wasteland
Realistikk - Secular Stress
Zezer / Zez One - Discursive Grandiloquence
VA - Chocolate Park (1997)
Kidd X - X Marks The Spot
Antisocial Products - Bus Stops And City Blocks
Ghetto Sage - Poetry Or Prophet Sees
J The Sarge - Head Music
Halfway House Emcees - Tha Foreword Lateral
Pluto Faction - Future Pop 7''
The Cookers - Hermano 7''
Invisible Inc. - Walkman Classic EP
Protest - The Nitro EP + The Dope Game 12''
Yard Massive - Lifestyles Of A Cali Mcee
Insult 2 Injury - any stuff (12'', 99 Sampler..)
The Unstoppable Youth - Eclectic Stimulation
Compound Elements - The Struggle + Solutions 12''
We Be I - Middle Eastern Thought

lundi 28 mai 2018

U.S.F. - Unstoppable Force EP

I came across this vinyl through Luke Sick's zine Let's Side which had a full article about this one and some of interesting hindsight about the Redwood City hardcore/rap scene.

There's a couple of influential underground hip hop acts from there, some of them sharing members with hardcore bands like Spazz or Plutocracy. So it's not a total surprise if that EP was released in 2001 on a hardcore-centered label, Family Of Resistance.

USF stands for United Sicko Foundation or Unstoppable Force and includes, amongst others, members Stinkweed (RIP, also part of 152 other Bay Area bands) and DJ Eons One, who produced some of the cuts.

If you like this EP don't forget to check the post-mortem Stinkweed Bandcamp put together by Eons, there's most of his rap-related work for free download. Some of the Shed Dwellaz material has been recently reissued by Ormolycka on cassette btw.


Puff Dank Stuff Bank
Don't Fuck With The Doom Crue
Group Therapy
Hands Of Doom(Ryde)

Tape Out The Deck
Demonic Harmonics
Chemically Treated
What A Long Strange Dip It's Been

dimanche 20 mai 2018

C.I.D. (Culture Identity) - Street Rockers

As promised, this rare C.I.D. (Corey Harris from SFSM) album/demo/compilation.
The visual was taken from SFSM's facebook, I actually don't have any other info besides the title and that little Atak flyer. This is from Kaliyuga Pro collection. Enjoy.


23 untitled tracks.

mardi 15 mai 2018

SFSM - Fountains And Raps

This is a rather confidential SFSM album, courtesy of Kaliyuga Pro.. I don't even have a visual for this so I used this visual borrowed to Ghetto Tyylit which mentions it (that "Street Rockers" album is next btw). Not even sure if it was cassette or cd. 
While we're talking SFSM prepare for a vinyl reissue of Word Of Mouth released by Chaz by the end of the year also.

And while we're talking vinyl reissue, hope everybody got his copy of The Nonce' "1990" or more surprisingly the picture disc reissue of Living Legends' Almost Famous.

Finally, prepare for a brand new vinyl release by yours truly, probably for this fall. 

Z-Man's 4 Hours of Sleep is now available at VINYLResistance (Geneva, Switzerland), Park Blvd Records (Oakland, CA.), HHV and Vinyl-Digital (Germany) and finally our Bandcamp and BigCartel.
Big thanks to anyone who already purchase from us!

Oblique (Remix)
103.3 SFSM Radio Libre
Street Signs
Let My Spirits Go
Dank Right
W.C. (Without C)
Magik Pt.1
Mixed Nuts (Instrumental)
Magik Pt.2
103.3 SFSM Radio Libre
Head To Toe
Fountains And Raps
10th Ave
Fee Song
Rap Is About
Orange Juice And A Kiss
The More The Merries