Saturday, 27 September 2008

Evolution Fashion - 1st Oct

I will be on the set, Im gonna rip this down earrrrly. I dont have no choice I got work in the next morning, also if all goes well this should be on BBC Midlands News to kick off Black History Month.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Get well soon DJ AM and Travis Barker

Here is a vid of Dj AM getting down with Jazzy Jeff (aka the reason I Dj), AM smashed that Lauryn Hill x Diddy Mix.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Everything Is Brilliant (On Skinner's New Album)

'...Grime is one of the "Hardest Ways To Make An Easy Living", but I keep doing it coz "A Grand Dont Come For Free", I dont understand why man wanna eat me like cereal coz I make "Original Pirate Material". - Skepta, Prangin Out Remix

Mr Mike Skinner has blessed us with brand new alternative/hip hop/indie sounds, which I am really excited about but let me tell about a time when I wouldnt be. I remember my mate JimBoB (a very innovative ginger bloke i went to secondary school with, whom should be joining this cool blog soon) bought the first installment of the Streets and I just didnt understand the album and it didnt make any sense that he wasnt rhyming on the beat. I truly thought it sounded like 2-Step spoken word.

It wasnt until a few years after I was in the back of my cousins car on the way to London with Skinner's second album blasting out of his really loud system hidden nicely in the boot of his shitty little punto. I blissfully recall listening to a track word for word about how lean Mike Skinner is while he is in club by himself waiting the arrival of his girlfriend and his beat mate. That track is known as 'Blinded By The Lights', I then causally asked my cousin to 'hook me up' with a copy of that album and around that time Mike had started dropping loads of remixes of his tracks with Grime artists such as D Double, Kano and Sovereign *coughs sarcastically*. Plus signing the Mitchell Brothers, the alleged UK answer to Outkast *coughs a little more*.

When the 3rd album came out I realised how much I liked the second album even more and even bought the 1st album to catch up with all that I have missed, Im even debating whether I should record a vid of mom dancing 'Madness' Style to Don't Mug Yourself and put it on Youtube.

I gave Skinner's new album a Sunday Morning Listen which is usually the best way for me to take in a fresh album all at once due to work and marmighty iTunes. I suggest you all give it a listen, because its pretty cool....

Lastly, I have to say the most catchy track has to be Track 2 titled Heaven for the Weather. This track is a tad blasphemous but quite funny as it reminds me of a time when I was working at Carphone Whorehouse (as it is well known for pimping its customers), I told a girl that I wouldnt want to go to heaven because it just seems really boring but hell has the tendencies more of an entertaining place. She then said how much she was deeply offended because she was a christian and blah, blah... anyway long story short after we finished arguing she went outside for cigarette.

Peace and Stuff.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Land of upright men

This is a short segment of film on the charismatic leader of Burkina faso, Thomas Sankara. Like all great leaders, Sankara did not live long enough to achieve his dream - a Burkina faso free of foreign aid and french colonialism. Thomas Sankara changed the name of his country from "upper volta" to "Burkina Faso" meaning - "land of upright men".

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Some more ish for you ears...

The art of sampling


Check out this video i found of some original samples used in hiphop. Quite interesting...

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Party Like A Hop Star??

Definately been a wasteman on this blogging tip but I been putting in some work trying to get a decent hipster-type guy that plays grime to headline a party which will be going off on the 27th Sept at Rooty's, Custard Factory, Birmingham.

Neither the less, Im still hopping around after my wild partying at the my favourite club ever, which happens to be called Fabric and that was a month ago, I hope this limp goes away. I really dont think me going to Notting Hill Carnival did any favours for my limp but who could miss a top notch party with Diplo, Mumdance, Santogold, Toddla T (he makes dancehall for consumers) and Warrior Queen. 

Shit even Jammer and Birmingham's finest export known as Badness done a PA for their (slightly late) soca inspired summer smash single "The Message is Love", produced by Sliverlink. That party was brill and the best part was all the chicks telling me how COOL my bowler hat was......CREATING WAVES, BABY!!!

Speaking of waves, I was on a boat party the sunday before bank holiday, I never been on a boat along the Thames before let alone a boat on the Thames that had some top notch DJ repping The Nextmen. Dude Showered it and played some of my new favourite tracks out including Adele - Hometown Glory (High Contrast Remix) and Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing. Special shout out to Spin Doctor and his lovely wife putting it on for Birmingham.

And couple weeks later I went to my favourite club night in Birmingham known as Bigger Than Barry.

 There is the proof and if you look closely im rolling with the bowler, and shout out to that couple of haters that deserve to die of AIDS.