Thursday 4 December 2014

DJ D.Beam Showcase @ Scratch Invaders, Barcelona, Spain 16th Nov '14

I was quite excited (to say the least) about this event, from the moment the organizers of Barcelona's monthly open-turntable scratch sessions @ Scratch Invaders announced it - D.Beam is definitely one of the worldwide Scratch Elite, I think I'd be hard-pushed to find anyone to challenge me on that!

Monday 28 July 2014

DJ Swet kills the Showcase @ Scratch Invaders, Barcelona

A new monthly open decks night has started in Barcelona called Scratch Invaders, and whilst I'm happy to support anything scratch-related anyway, I was pleasantly surprised to hear Barcelona's own DJ Swet, fresh from releasing his banging debut scratch album "Agoraphobia", would be putting on a showcase.

Thursday 12 June 2014

Saturday 7 June 2014

Choicest Cuts Vol 14 Best of May 2014 Hip Hop Mix

Quality over quantity this month. Not too many releases found their way to me this month so I didn't go looking, when I do this you can find that the quality lowers and you inevitably give yourself much more work to do with a much longer playlist. Keep it simple and (try to!) stick to deadlines!

Tuesday 13 May 2014

(Recommended Mix Series) New Mix - Lord Finesse "Live from the Boogie Blind Residence"

Wow, the Funkyman digs seriously deep on this one, effortlessly gliding through original breaks you won't have heard before, to very few that you have….

Saturday 12 April 2014

Choicest Cuts Hip Hop Mix Volume 12 Best of Feb & March 2014

This is the first month I put a little intro together for the Choicest Cuts mix series. I've been collecting relevant samples i could use for a while but it takes some time to put them all together…

Wednesday 2 April 2014

(Recommended Mix Series) New mix "Nighttime Gangster Jazz" by Blood Money

Woke up to a nice recommendation on Ego Trip's site today - Blood Money are a fresh duo made up of R&B maestro Tobes of Saprkle Motion and DJ and crate digger Wax On. Together they give us "Nighttime Gangster Jazz : Music for Smooth Criminals".

Wednesday 26 March 2014

King of the Beats - Dope Website

Check out Pritt Kalsi's Site where he regularly posts great updates from the world of Hip Hop, Beatmaking and Sampling, King of The Beats

Tuesday 25 March 2014

(VHS Archive) Vin-Roc(ks) the spot! (Video)

Few DJs rock the set better than Vinroc. Enjoy this old footage of him performing a dope old school hip hop set around 2000 at Scala in London.

Sunday 23 March 2014

Friday 21 March 2014

(VHS Archive) VINROC in-store showcase @ MR BONGO's, London UK circa 2000 (Video)

One of my favourite in-store performances from one of my favourite DJs, Vinroc really was a master of all the crafts. Party Rocking, Battling, Mixtapes, he did it all, and very well too. Really down to Earth and humble guy too.

Wednesday 19 March 2014

(VHS archive) DJ APOLLO (former ISP) routine circa 2000 (video)

Wish I could remember more about this gig but unfortunately not too much to say here, the legend that is DJ Apollo was doing a showcase during a Souls of Mischief gig. As I say, I don't remember much but seeing Apollo for the first time was the highlight of the evening…

DMC Heavy Hitters bless Super Scratch Sunday ft VEKKED, JON 1ST & MR SWITCH (Video)

I just got round to having a look at the mountain of footage I took from my last trip to the UK. The last Super Scratch Sunday (SSS) I could make was put on in London the day after the DMC world finals, with the hope some of the participants would be able to make an appearance…. 

Saturday 15 March 2014

Choicest Cuts Vol 8 October

This month I discovered a couple of really dope artists from France - Pumpkin an MC and Vin's Da Cuero, a dope producer. Together they put some great stuff together and "Like an Automatic Weapon" is their latest banger. There are two versions which you can check on the video…

Friday 14 March 2014

All party rockers need to check SHORTKUT's Boiler Room set!

so you think you can rock a party? Yeah, so did I till I saw this Shortkut set. Everyone and their dog seems to have done a Boiler Room set but from the ones I've seen this is the best so far for me, and possibly pips the DJ Shadow and Mr Thing ones which I'd also recommend. Don't miss the serious dance moves at 39:30 by the Peanut Butter Wolf lookalike!

Friday 7 March 2014

What's in the water in Canada….

Skratcher T.O. "Basement Sessions"

Damn, enjoyed watching this… Been a while since I saw DJ's Dopey, D-Scratch and Grouch, so pleased to see them still representing on the cut. Such a dope set-up too getting so many DJs arranged facing each other in true battle style…Would love something like that here in Barcelona! Canada has just been churning out those dope turntablists for a while now… makes you wonder what's in the water over there!