Thursday, 3 September 2009

Smoking in public places is back!



Smoking indoors is now legal!!!!!!

www.oracles.eu.com

check it out innit

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Andre 3K

Brilliant track by one of the best in my opinion. LISTEN carefully or you'll miss it...

TWATBOOK

Why do people who have a facebook account also have a twitter account?? surely its one or the other? if i started a social networking site called twatbook, i wonder how many people would join? users would be called twats, you would be able to chat with other twats online and add other twats to your ever growing circle of twats. Upon registration, you'll get a message saying, CONGRATULATIONS, YOU ARE NOW A TWAT!


.................................................A twat^............................

Thursday, 27 August 2009

JME - OVER ME

This one is sick....Get Over it!!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Twitbook??

Does anyone else feel uncomfortable with the idea of having "followers"?? ! Would you tweet as well as facebook? even though all your "followers" are on facebook?? would you send someone a facebook message if you had their phone n...umber?? how do you seperate what to tweet and "whats on your mind"?? 99% of you would remove me if you knew what was really on my mind (women especially) i mean that in the nicest possible way...



I have to post a picture of a fine ass from time to time for no apparent reason....

Friday, 21 August 2009

Insult or compliment?

I've always taken the term "mother fucker" as a compliment. Don't see why these rappers get so shirty about it.



Surely the term "father fucker" should replace "mother fucker"? "mother fucker" should be reserved for those worthy of such a prefix.



Like her husband perhaps?

Just a thought

GASLAMP KILLEERRR! in London

Word just in - the MUTHAFUCKING GASLAMP KILLER is playing at the legion tomorrow in old street!!!!!! anyone who has seen him play and heard his mixes will know. If you haven't? your ass is laaaaaate! imagine a skinny white dude with an afro, big ass beard and glasses with insane energy, you got the killer. He played sonar this summer and tore it a new arsehole.. EARLY!



Heres a video of the man killing it at sonar

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Monday, 17 August 2009

Crooked tongues x Carhartt and RUSKO!

Went to the crooked tongues x carhartt bbq yesterday. It was all good until we learnt the food had ran out! how can you host a free bbq and RUN OUT OF FOOD!


Anyway, the FREE drinks were flowing and there were a few girls about. Party was full of people watching each other and ish. I know what i was doing though...



Blah Blah Blah, a good few drinks and hours later, Rusko makes his entrance



and promptly BATTERS down the rave!





Pictures courtesy of Mudi Chris Eghweree. wwwblk-mlk.co.uk

Should have spent at least 15 minutes performing stretches on the major muscle groups before he came on..... What i love about rusko is, he's right there with you all the way. He might as well be in the crowd! If you ever get a chance to see the man, DO IT! none of your friends are on it..... fuck it, go it alone. Dude is a BEAST!!!!!!!

Im off to nurse my ankle, pain killers are wearing off.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

McYera

Went to koko yesterday to see a friend of mine xenmate, play in the Jack Daniels room.




Met loads of really friendly spanish folk, sandwiched inbetween 2 spanish women who enticed me to dance with them. We had a really good hamburger situation going on (i was the burger), until 2 drunk guys came over and tried to make it a triple whopper or something....they were quickly shown hostility and made their exit. Met a new best friend from chile, say wasup man -



He had an old skool reebok chilean (i think its pronounced CHI LAY AN or is it CHI LI YAN? hmm) football shirt on with the number 11 on the back (ivan zamorano) a good look. If i ever need a place to stay whilst in Chile, i know who to look up.

Anyway, weather looks good - gonna go out and top up my tan.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Feeling gooooood

Feeling VERY good at the moment. I feel like i could fly. In fact i feel like.......

Update

Bumped in to my guy Budgie from honest jons records on portobello road.



He turned me on to some funk i've never heard before, a group called Lakeside. They maaaaaad funky.



He's also putting on a night at market place with Eric lau called "TOMORROWW" on the 29th of August. Music will be very much like the video above. Borrow your dads purple suit (you know hes got one) and get down.
Djs on the night will be Floating Points, Eric Lau, Budgie and Inka.

On the subject of funk, saw this video of roger troutman and tech9ne in the studio. Look out for when tech9ne's wife calls and roger talks to her through the vocoder. Its bare funny!



Long will Roger live in memory.

Off to koko tonight - should be good, xenmate (http://xenmate.blogspot.com) is playing with the bridging the gap family in room 2.


Till next time, Keep your pimp hand strong coz you got it going on.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Free Jazz

Free jazz is an experimental impromtu form. It unites elements of big band, avant garde and classic jazz forms. The tempo is very off kilter but perfect in its timing. Its greatest exponent is Sun-ra. Although many have dabbled in this form (thelonious monk for example), Sun-ra remains the figure head for this very specific sound. It has a very cosmic spacey feel to it. Almost as if it were forged from the cosmos themselves. The sun takes lead whilst the moon sings backup and saturn feverently beats his drum and the stars dance in unbridled excitement. I could talk about this all day, but id rather you watch the video to really feel free....


Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Keep it Funky, DAM FUNKY!

Dam funk album has ben out for a minute (Toeachizown) and I've been bumping it HARD! It arrives in 5 parts vol1 (LAtrik) and vol2 (Fly). The remaining 3 volumes will be released later on in the year.
VERY funky indeed. Imagine Roger troutman meets Dabrye. Its funky and its still got that glitchy hump.
Heres a taster...

Will you both marry me?

What are these brazillian women eating????

I could go on and on about this, but im not going to (ive got things to do today). Just watch the video



lord a mercy!

Monday, 10 August 2009

WHYYYYYYY

Why do some girls LOVE taking pictures in toilets?? Why do people always pout and look away from the camera in pictures?? What's with the whole g-shock thing?? had a blue one when I was 16 now it seems anyone and their grans got one. Why do people post twitter updates on facebook?? why does alexa chung continue to use slang?? why does EVERY ONE say no homo? "I love my dad" no homo!!!

In a world gone mad......

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Last night and the night before...

What a fucking weekend!!! Dj sandrinho came down from brazil and played at yo mama!! some women give me jooooooke!! lol. Chatting to a girl who looked EXACTLY like jamelia. Hold tight the female comedians in the building lol. Hold tight the awkward guy and his shoes on the n5 and the girl trying to chat him up (nearly pissed myself laughing) Hold tight the ghost busters lol. sean ngesa should be on tv SWEAR DOWN!

Chatting to JOKER about tunes, Pinch is the fucking man!!!! kept pronouncing GUIDO's name wrong its pronounced (GIDO). Saw THE MAN Giles peterson, playing some funky joints.

Hold tight the little women! feisty! Had a discussion with mr thing about kraftwerk and twilight 22. Hold tight my guy T looking a million dollars. I'm stealing that look (sorry bro lol). On a bit of a mad one yesterday! god bless the n5! you guys know I'm always laughing, but yesterday was CRAZY!! sean ngesa's pulitzer prize winning one liners didn't help lol.

here are some pics















Stay tuned.....

Monday, 20 July 2009

SAMPLES - Pinchers and Ricochet klashnekoff

Another one as part of the sample series.





Sunday, 12 July 2009

How RAVING used to be

A segment of film by nicky dungeons on acid house. This video makes me feel warm inside. Every one just loving the music and having the time of their lives.....




note to self, (must find a way to build time machine)

A lovely read......

Read this book a while ago but thought id share it with the rest of the world (or whoever happens to stumble upon this blog :). Its called "said the shotgun to the head and its written by saul williams.
Never have i seen love and passion articulated so beautifully. Love has never been defined so aptly and passionately. Saul williams is a truly gifted poet, writer and artist and his live shows go down a storm! Enjoy and spread the love





video promo by the man himself for the book.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

MUMDANCE on Diesel:U Radio


Jack 'Mumdance' Adams putting together a two hour broadcast of 2-Step, Grime, Dubstep, Funky, Fidget and Soca. Plus he played some of his exclusive unreleased work with global bass producers such as AC Slater and Brodinski.


Tracklisting:

Major Lazer – Pon Di Floor
Egyptrixx – Phones
Solo – Congoloid
Lil Silver – Funky Flexx
Kicks Like a Mule – Its Ok (Mumdance remix)
Scottie B – African Chant
??? – Who do you think you are? (D.O.D remix)
Dynamite MC – Rush the DJ
NB Funky- Riddim Box
Radioclit – Secousse (Mumdance remix)
Zed Bias – Neighbourhood
Wiley – Eskimo
Ramadanman – Revenue (Untold remix)
High Rankin – Sissies On Parade
Invade – DJ Dreddie
Mumdance & AC Slater – Unnamed track (CDR)
Wiley – 16 Bar Rally
Youngstar – Miami Bass
High Rankin – No Money for Guns
Silverlink – Message is Love (Mumdance remix)
Joker & Ginz – Purple City
El Guincho – Kalise (Mumdance remix)
Benga – Crunked Up
Tigerstyle – Balle Shava (Sinden & Dirty Canvas remix)
Double 99 – Rip Groove
Mumdance – Sacrifice Riddim
Stush – Dollar Sign
DJ Oddz – Blade Runner
Alias – Warriors
Wiley – Shank Riddim
Mr Virgo – Hypnotiq
Temp – Next Hype (vocal)
Wiley – What you call it? (intrumental)
Rezo – If you can’t beat ‘em.
DJ Hype – Pussy Track
Undachi – Jelly Roll
Rusko – Cockney Thug (Buraka Som Sistema remix)
JFB & Ed Solo – Atlantis bootleg
Soca Sound System – Wha La La Lang (Ghislain Poirier mix)
Current Value – Full Spectrum Warrior
Laidback Luke & Steve Angello – Be (DJ Sega remix)
Santogold – Creator (Mumdance remix)

Coming up this Saturday is Birmingham's Baddest Bass Party known as BIGGER THAN BARRY with MJ Cole And Mumdance on the bill. Catch me ripping it down in the garden, this is my debut at 'BARRY'.


Friday, 10 July 2009

RODIGAN AT YOYO!!!!!

This was one was HUGE! sir david did not disappoint on the contrary.

"ya see dis, dis is KANGOL!"

Rodigan = LEGEND!

ive put up a few pics and a video of what he did to poison dart sound system. lord a mercy!!!!!!




Pictures courtesy of Mudi Chris Eghweree, www.blk-mlk.co.uk

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

THE (MOTHER.FUCKING) GASLAMP KILLER - LIVE @ SONAR 2009 MIX



DOWNLOAD HERE

THIS SET GOT FUCKING MURDERATED...

BUT THE STAND OUT TRACK HAD TO BE THIS ONE....

J DILLA - MYTHSYSIZER



COP THAT NEW JAY STAY PAID ALBUM....x

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

JOKER - LIVE @ SONAR 2009 MIX (HOSTED BY GASLAMP KILLER)



"YOUR NOW TUNED INTO THE SOUNDS OF JOKER..."

TURBOWEEKEND - SOMETHING OR NOTHING (2000F REMIX)

THEY BACK AT IT.....

GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE, LAZERS DO!!!

Major lazer album has dropped
Major lazer world tour
Major lazer at CARNIVAL this year


WATCH......


Friday, 3 July 2009

Random quotes!!!

"she had a face like a mans elbow" - knicker bocker corey

Samples, Vera hall - trouble so hard and Moby - natural blues

Amazingly beautiful and poignant.




Samples, Kraftwerk - trans europe express and Souls sonic force - planet rock

Two of my favourite groups of all time. Kraftwerk are performing in manchester today and i cant make it.....(i think i just died a little bit inside). have fun with this one.




Thursday, 2 July 2009

Samples - Bobby caldwell - what you wont do for love and 2pac - do 4 love

Do it for love.




Cant stop, HAMMERTIME!!!

We love this one by "Captain Rusko with a crossbow". cant wait for the album dropping on maddecent. peep maddecent.com.

Sample - Little jinder - polyhedron and Little jinder - polyhedron (supra1 remix)

Continueing with the posts on samples. Both of these are big tunes, enjoy in moderation :)




Back from IBEEEEFA!!!!

Back from the party island and it was amazing!
Drank lots
Partied in scarface's mansion (the paradis)
Huge sets from Knicker bocker corey, tomb crew, gutter skank djs et al.
A few pics of some good times...





(Photography by Jenna Evans)

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

L-Vis 1990....... YOWZERS!!!!!

You best put on a pair of pampers before you listen to this one. SICK!!!

Samples - Billy boyo and Zomby




Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Sample - Corey hart and Skepta




Sample - Gap mangione and Jaylib

This was also sampled for Slum village - fall in love




Samples - Stan getz, luis bonfa and The pharcyde




Samples - The Mysterious Flying Orchestra and Gangstarr




Samples - Howard roberts and A tribe called quest

Series of posts showing where the original material came from. one of my personal favourites here.




Ten OTHER Things Martin Luther King Said

Jay smooth letting us in on some noteworthy quotes by Martin luther king.
check out "illdoc1" on youtube. Real talk....


Sunday, 14 June 2009

Jay-Z interview on Death of Auto-tune w/ Angie Martinez

Jay z talking about his track "Death of Auto-Tune" and explains its message. Summary: it aint bad, just dont stagnate hiphop with it. A few guys doing it is cool, but not everybody. "Stop being corny and wack, and do something else".

He also talks about the incident where T-Pain jumped on stage while he was doing the track in a concert. The stuff is hilarious. Y'all give it a listen.


I posted the tune D.O.A earlier on in the blog so if you're lost, just scroll a couple posts down and check it out.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Gemmy - Espanio Gemmeo i think...

Heard joker playing this track a while back, thought the spanish guitar (mandolin i think its called) loop is CRAZY!! Gemmy.....hats off for this one

L-Vis 1990 - United Groove

When i heard this, i soiled my pants...........



This tune has dropped!!!
I got mine..... you should get yours.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Death Of Auto-Tune - Jay Z

Hove taking digs at people destroying hip hop with Auto Tune.


And guess who produced the track? None other than LV don Mr West. I dont know what to say next...

I just wonder how he felt in the studio when Jay started spitting this.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Craig mack - What i need

One of my fav rappers of all time. Dude has soo much style, and of course THAT flow coupled with his wordplay!! Anyone close to the mack? not many if any.

Zomby - The Lie

"I was born in a system that doesnt give a fuck about me" tune is crazy!!! zomby can do no wrong....

Mayer Hawthorne - When I Said Goodbye

Love this song!!! been listening to it for a minute. thought id share it you. enjoy

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

SPACESHIP IS HERE!!!

I hum this track all the time at work....

Friday, 29 May 2009

Maluca at cargo!!!!!!


Maluca will be performing at cargo on saturday the 30th of may. She is signed to mad decent and is FIIIIIRE!! make sure you do not miss this one people. I was at a mad decent party in birmingham last weekend with bigger than barry and it was like a movie, SWEAR DOWN! Diplo MAY even be in attendance.... heres a little suttin suttin if you dont already know. peace

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Joker - Untitled

This track is SERIOUS! Joker done did it again. enjoy

Sunday, 24 May 2009

HEARTBREAKER VS JAWBREAKER

You read between the lines here, Charles Hamilton has gift for putting reality into rhymes but on this occasion it backfired.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

KRAFTWERK at the manchester international festival!!!


They will be performing at the manchester velodrome in july.
Tickets are sold out! PISSED!!!!!
I had to write an emapassioned email to the organisers to hook me and my boy corey up. Spoke to a delightful lady named lisa who has placed us on a waiting list (fingers crossed). They will be performing without florian however who has quit the group to pursue other solo projects.

MUSIC NON STOP, TECHNO POP!

Karl Can i?


Karl Kani (born in Brooklyn, New York City, 1968) (real name Carl Williams), is the fashion designer, founder and CEO of the Hip Hop fashion brand Karl Kani. Karl Kani was launched in 1989 as a fashion forward and Hip Hop influenced clothing line. Inspired by his passion for Hip hop music and fashion, Karl designed clothes that appealed to a large public, including friends and celebrities from his hometown Brooklyn, New York.
At age 16, Carl Williams started designing clothes after learning the essential handcraft at his father’s company. Karl never studied tailoring or design, but he had flair for coming up with unusual, stylish concepts. He would buy material and tell a tailor exactly how he wanted his garments to look like. "For a relatively small sum, as he put it, "I had a fresh outfit that nobody had."
Karl’s customized outfits were so “fresh” that soon they were in demand. After seeing him on the scene in local clubs, men started asking for a Carl Williams’ outfit of their own. Soon Karl was taking his first orders in his car. The death of one of his close friends inspired some deep contemplation. “It made me think about life differently”, he added “ I thought I should really do something positive."

During Karl’s initial rough start in Los Angeles the question that had obsessed him for years, “Can I do it?”, remained unanswered. He kept asking himself: “Can I do it? Can I build a fashion empire? Can I become the ‘Ralph Lauren of the streets’?” Karl didn’t have the answer for all these questions but it did provide the basis for his new name, Kani, a variation on "Can I?". With a stylish "K" replacing the "C" in his first name, he ventured his own optimistic reply, Karl Kani.

Kani is also known as ‘The Originator’. Karl was the first to set the trend of merging hip-hop with fashion. He spotted an area in the market that previously was ignored and paved the way for other Hip Hop Fashion brands. Being the first African-American man to launch a Hip Hop Fashion brand, Karl inspired many others to follow in his footsteps. His many achievements earned him the title of the ‘Originator’.

Carl Williams, we salute you.

(Article sourced from wikipedia.com)

Friday, 15 May 2009

Terror danjah - Zumpi hunter remix

this track is bigger than barry! remix of terror danjah - zumpi huntah. really liking this garage electro funk hybrid.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

J dilla - Diamonds

BLING BLING!!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Guido - Orchestral Lab

Loving this tune!

Bloc party - where is home (burial remix)

I heard the diplo remix of this track and its amazing. burial also did a remix, kinda sick still...

Flying lotus - its a secret (video by greenlab cinema)

AMAZING VIDEO, AMAZING TRACK! please feel free to enjoy

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Mayer hawthorne

Heard this song and thought it was beautiful.

Dj bruce wayne

Known about bruce for a minute. This dude is SERIOUS!!!! he played at living proof yesterday and smashed it URRRRLYYY!! (ala freeway lol). anyway, heres the man doing what he does (an old video i took a while back. sorry about the quality, i have since stepped my phone game up). enjoy...

Thursday, 7 May 2009

STEP IN THE NAME OF DUB VOL.1 - FREE DOWNLOAD!!

Seriously Sick Dubstep mix, with big tunes from Rusko, Joker and Zomby. All three being super innovative with 140bpm of pulsing sub bass. If you are unsure of your love for dubstep you will have to attend FWD>> @ Plastic People or BIG DIRTY @ Rainbow Warehouse.

Im pretty sure I love so Im attending both....

Anywayz Give this Mix a good downloading yo!



1. BABY I LOVE YOU SO (BOOTLEG) - UNKNOWN / WHITE 
2. SOUNDBWOY IS MY TARGET - RUSKO / SUB SOLIDERS 
3. MEDDLE (JOKER REMIX) - LITTLE BOOTS / WHITE 
4. AGAINST ALL ODDZ (DUBSTEP REMIX) - CHASE AND STATUS / RAM 
5. DIGIDESIGN - JOKER / HYPERDUB 
6. 80'S - JOKER / KAPSIZE 
7. POLYHEDRON (SUPRA1 REMIX) - LITTLE JINDER / WHITE 
8. DONT MESS ABOUT - CRISSY CRISS / SLUDGE 
9. BREATHE (NUMBER NIN6 REMIX) - THE PRODIGY / WHITE 
10. NOT SO PRETTY (EXAMPLE & WIRE REMIX) -THE ROGUES / WHITE 
11. MORDER DEM (REMIX) - EAGGER & STUNN GUNN / KRAKEN 
12. GHETTO - DIZZEE RASCAL / DIRTEE STANK 
13. SLEEPWALKER - HEADHUNTER / TEMPA 
14. CONTROL (SKREAMIX) - 12TH PLANET FT EMU / BASSHEAD 
15. NIGHT (L VIS 1990 HYPER BASS REMIX) - BENGA / WHITE 
16. NIGHT AT DELUXE - KOMONAZMUK / HENCH 
17. BADMAN - BADNESS / DVA 
18. SUPER SHARP SHOOTING - BADNESS FT BRUZA & D.E.VELOPMENT / WHITE 
19. I LIKE THE WAY - WILEY / ESKIBEAT 
20. HORNZ CRU - RUSKO / DUB POLICE 
21. YOU CANT TELL ME NUTHIN' - DIZZEE RASCAL / DIRTEE STANK 
22. SAXON - CHASE & STATUS / RAM 
23. WHERE'S MY MONEY (CASPA REMIX) [JACK BEATS EDIT} - TC / WHITE 
24. KALEMBA (WEGUE WEGUE) (RESO REMIX) - BURAKA SOM SISTEMA / FABRIC 
25. IF YOU CAN'T BEAT EM - RESO / WHITE 
26. BREAK IT DOWN - DZ / BADMAN PRESS 
27. ESCAPE FROM THE HOOD - HIGH RANKIN / SUICIDE DUBZ 
28. GO GO GADGET - RUSKO / SUB SOLIDERS 
29. MR CHIPS - RUSKO / DUB POLICE 
30. LDN (SILVERLINK FUTURE STEP MIX) - LILY ALLEN / WHITE 
31. FUCK MIXING, LETS DANCE - ZOMBY / CARGO 
32. JUNGLE STEPPAS - THE COUNT & SINDEN / WHITE 
33. BOMBSCARE - 2 BAD MICE / REINFORCED 
34. DUB WAR (CHAPTER ONE) - DUB CONSPIRACY / XL 
35. WAY IN MY BRAIN (REMIX) - SL2 / XL 
36. HEAD GET MANGLED (DUBSTRUMENTAL MIX) - NEWHAM GENERALS / DIRTEE STANK


Enjoy....

Sunday, 26 April 2009

Obsessed (Idris Elba & Beyoncé Movie)

The movie is about Derek Charles (UK-born and bred Idris Elba), a successful brotha who's just got a huge promotion. He's happily married to beautiful and bootylicious Sharon (Beyoncé Knowles), but then temp worker Lisa (Ali Larter) starts stalking a brotha haaard. Then things start getting messed up. You already know the bizness, right?

The movie opens in the UK on the 29th, so head down to the cinema's and check this out. If you're wondering if this movie is your thing, check out the trailer below. I'm gonna watch it because as an avid fan of The Wire I've got to see ma bro Stringer doing his thing.



Kanye West & Malik Yusef "Magic Man" (feat. Common, John Legend)

This collabo was born out of Ye's label G.O.O.D Music.

(Kanye please if you're reading this, I thank you for not singing and I promise to buy your next album if you keep this up. Oh yeah.. and i'll think about copping myself a pair of Air Yeezy's)

This track is featured on the independently released double album, G.O.O.D. Morning, G.O.O.D. Night, which includes never before heard and rare tracks from the G.O.O.D. Music fam.

Maybe I am biased, but as one of my favorite rappers, I believe Common laid it DOWN. As usual John Legend did his thing... and made a shout-out to his groupies, of whom he possesses in his hand, at the end of the track.

Fabolous' Loso's Way Coming Soon...

"Loso's way" is gonna be Fabolous' 5th album release, to be released on the 28th (2 days from me posting this up)
The album is to have similar concept to Jay-Z's American Gangster, with the concept film to be the well-known G-flick Carlito's Way (1993). Even though Fab says he's not planning on including many guests artists, his confirmed tracks says otherwise:


  • "Throw It in the Bag" (featuring The-Dream) (produced by Tricky Stewart) - 3:15

  • "Stay" (featuring Marsha Ambrosius)

  • "Just Comin' in"

  • "Pachanga"

  • "Your Baby" (featuring Keri Hilson & Ryan Leslie) (produced by Ryan Leslie)

  • With such sick-looking collabos, it looks like we're in for a treat in a couple days time, so put this album on your wishlist.

    Check out the trailer below: The soundtrack is "It's My Time" feat. Jeremih (Chi-town born RnB dude)

    Monday, 20 April 2009

    Friday, 3 April 2009

    RUSKO LIVE IN THE MIAMI APPLE STORE



    Rusko is definately one of the top 5 dubstep producers in the game right now, in this video he has now upgraded his traktor scratch and 1210's for a live electronic set up including Korg Synthesiser, MPC 1000 and Midi Bass Guitar all connected to Laptop. Now adding Pitch shifts and live equalizing, to give his colourful sound more character.

    Currently on the american leg of his world tour alonside Diplo, who proclaimed 'Rusko is my favourite Dj right now'. Keep an Eye for Rusko's Debut album on Mad Decent a little later this year.

    Monday, 9 March 2009

    BirmingMore Club Music Vol.1


    Lets just say the 'B' on this Tee stands for Birmingham. If this is the case you'll love my hyper mix of Baltimore House, Fidgit, 2 sTep Garage and Old School Rave.

    ...what you waiting for??

    DOWNLOAD IT HERE!!!

    Hold Tight The Tracklisting:

    1. Tittsworth - Ante Up (Dj Ayres Up the tempo)
    2. Tomb Crew - Bigger Than Bmore
    3. Tim Dolla - Swagga Like Us
    4. Jay-Z - Brooklyn We Go Hard (Solly Remix)
    5. Kanye West - Stronger (A-trak Remix
    6. Dj Deekline - Gypsy Boots
    7. L-Vis 1990 - Change The Game
    8. Curses! - What I Need (Sharkslayer Remix)
    9. Wu-Tang Clan - Ain't Nuthin To Fuck With (Bird Peterson Remix)
    10. Mr. Oizo - Flat Tour (Heatwave ft Capleton Refix)
    11. Dub Syndicate - I Need Your Love (MJ Cole Mix)
    12. Dj Switch ft Mc Cobra - Birmingham Town
    13. HK119 - C'est La Vie (Rusko Masher)
    14. BodySnatchers - I Like What I See (Hijack Remix)
    15. Jacques Your Body - Les Rythmes Digitales
    16. Underworld - Born Slippy (Tittsworth Remix)
    17. Dj Ayres - Get Down
    18. Carrie Lucas - Dance With Me
    19. Dj Ayres - Broke Ass Home
    20. Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Mr 1derful Re Work)
    21. Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Crookers Remix)
    22.MSTRKRFT ft N.O.R.E - Bounce (A-Trak Remix)
    23. Lily Allen - Smile (Aaron Lacrate Gutter Remix)
    24. L-Vis 1990 - Flux
    25. Justice - We Are Your Friends (Scottie B, King Tutt and Samir Remix)
    26. Bamabounce vs Say Wut - Punchemindaface
    27. Dizzee Rascal - Pussyhole (Aaron Lacrate Gutter Remix)
    28. Dj Sega - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    29. The Shangri-Las - The Leader Of The Pack (Mr 1derful Remix)
    30. Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up (Solly Remix)
    31. Ja Rule ft Ashanti - Always On Time (Agent X Remix)
    32. Dj R.L - NFL Horns
    33. Diplo ft Daft Punk - Work Is Never Over
    34. T-Pain ft E-40 & Julez Santana - U & Dat (Gutter Remix)
    35. Dj Class ft Lil Jon - Im The Shit
    36. Beastie Boys - Girls (Dlake Remix)
    37. Verb - Pussy Mind
    38. Raymond Bell - Jump In Line (John Burke Bmore mix)
    39. Santigold - Creator (Scottie B Remix)
    40. Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up (Dj Ayres Remix)
    41. Somore - I Refuse (Ramsey & Fen Mix)
    42. EPMD - Run It (Sinden Remix)
    43. Buraka Som Sistema - Sem Makas
    44. Crazy Cousinz - Bongo Jam
    45. Mujava - Township Funk (Sinden Remix)

    Its Alot still, Birmingham We Gooo Haarrrd....Ok I stop now.

    Tuesday, 24 February 2009

    LETTER TO OPRAH WINFREY BY SAUL WILLIAMS

    Just thought i'd share with you guys.....


    Dear Ms. Winfrey,

    It is with the greatest respect and adoration of your loving spirit that I write you. As a young child, I would sit beside my mother everyday and watch your program. As a young adult, with children of my own, I spend much less time in front of the television, but I am ever thankful for the positive effect that you continue to have on our nation, history and culture. The example that you have set as someone unafraid to answer their calling, even when the reality of that calling insists that one self-actualize beyond the point of any given example, is humbling, and serves as the cornerstone of the greatest faith. You, love, are a pioneer.

    I am a poet.

    Growing up in Newburgh, NY, with a father as a minister and a mother as a school teacher, at a time when we fought for our heroes to be nationally recognized, I certainly was exposed to the great names and voices of our past. I took great pride in competing in my churches Black History Quiz Bowl and the countless events my mother organized in hopes of fostering a generation of youth well versed in the greatness as well as the horrors of our history. Yet, even in a household where I had the privilege of personally interacting with some of the most outspoken and courageous luminaries of our times, I must admit that the voices that resonated the most within me and made me want to speak up were those of my peers, and these peers were emcees. Rappers.
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    Yes, Ms. Winfrey, I am what my generation would call "a Hip Hop head." Hip Hop has served as one of the greatest aspects of my self-definition. Lucky for me, I grew up in the 80's when groups like Public Enemy, Rakim, The jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, and many more realized the power of their voices within the artform and chose to create music aimed at the upliftment of our generation.

    As a student at Morehouse College where I studied Philosophy and Drama I was forced to venture across the street to Spelman College for all of my Drama classes, since Morehouse had no theater department of its own. I had few complaints. The performing arts scholarship awarded me by Michael Jackson had promised me a practically free ride to my dream school, which now had opened the doors to another campus that could make even the most focused of young boys dreamy, Spelman. One of my first theater professors, Pearle Cleage, shook me from my adolescent dream state. It was the year that Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" was released and our introduction to Snoop Dogg as he sang catchy hooks like "Bitches ain't shit but hoes and tricks…" Although, it was a playwriting class, what seemed to take precedence was Ms. Cleages political ideology, which had recently been pressed and bound in her 1st book, Mad at Miles. As, you know, in this book she spoke of how she could not listen to the music of Miles Davis and his muted trumpet without hearing the muted screams of the women that he was outspoken about "man-handling". It was my first exposure to the idea of an artist being held accountable for their actions outside of their art. It was the first time I had ever heard the word, "misogyny". And as Ms. Cleage would walk into the classroom fuming over the women she would pass on campus, blasting those Snoop lyrics from their cars and jeeps, we, her students, would be privy to many freestyle rants and raves on the dangers of nodding our heads to a music that could serve as our own demise.

    Her words, coupled with the words of the young women I found myself interacting with forever changed how I listened to Hip Hop and quite frankly ruined what would have been a number of good songs for me. I had now been burdened with a level of awareness that made it impossible for me to enjoy what the growing masses were ushering into the mainstream. I was now becoming what many Hip Hop heads would call "a Backpacker", a person who chooses to associate themselves with the more "conscious" or politically astute artists of the Hip Hop community. What we termed as "conscious" Hip Hop became our preference for dance and booming systems. Groups like X-Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Brand Nubian, Arrested Development, Gangstarr and others became the prevailing music of our circle. We also enjoyed the more playful Hip Hop of De La Soul, Heiroglyphics, Das FX, Organized Konfusion. Digable Planets, The Fugees, and more. We had more than enough positivity to fixate on. Hip Hop was diverse.

    I had not yet begun writing poetry. Most of my friends hardly knew that I had been an emcee in high school. I no longer cared to identify myself as an emcee and my love of oratory seemed misplaced at Morehouse where most orators were actually preachers in training, speaking with the Southern drawl of Dr. King although they were 19 and from the North. I spent my time doing countless plays and school performances. I was in line to become what I thought would be the next Robeson, Sidney, Ossie, Denzel, Snipes… It wasn't until I was in graduate school for acting at NYU that I was invited to a poetry reading in Manhattan where I heard Asha Bandele, Sapphire, Carl Hancock Rux, Reggie Gaines, Jessica Care Moore, and many others read poems that sometimes felt like monologues that my newly acquired journal started taking the form of a young poets'. Yet, I still noticed that I was a bit different from these poets who listed names like: Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Sekou Sundiata etc, when asked why they began to write poetry. I knew that I had been inspired to write because of emcees like Rakim, Chuck D, LL, Run DMC… Hip Hop had informed my love of poetry as much or even more than my theater background which had exposed me to Shakespeare, Baraka, Fugard, Genet, Hansberry and countless others. In those days, just a mere decade ago, I started writing to fill the void between what I was hearing and what I wished I was hearing. It was not enough for me to critique the voices I heard blasting through the walls of my Brooklyn brownstone. I needed to create examples of where Hip Hop, particularly its lyricism, could go. I ventured to poetry readings with my friends and neighbors, Dante Smith (now Mos Def), Talib Kwele, Erycka Badu, Jessica Care Moore, Mums the Schemer, Beau Sia, Suheir Hammad…all poets that frequented the open mics and poetry slams that we commonly saw as "the other direction" when Hip hop reached that fork in the road as you discussed on your show this past week. On your show you asked the question, "Are all rappers poets?" Nice. I wanted to take the opportunity to answer this question for you.

    The genius, as far as the marketability, of Hip Hop is in its competitiveness. Its roots are as much in the dignified aspects of our oral tradition as it is in the tradition of "the dozens" or "signifying". In Hip Hop, every emcee is automatically pitted against every other emcee, sort of like characters with super powers in comic books. No one wants to listen to a rapper unless they claim to be the best or the greatest. This sort of braggadocio leads to all sorts of tirades, showdowns, battles, and sometimes even deaths. In all cases, confidence is the ruling card. Because of the competitive stance that all emcees are prone to take, they, like soldiers begin to believe that they can show no sign of vulnerability. Thus, the most popular emcees of our age are often those that claim to be heartless or show no feelings or signs of emotion. The poet, on the other hand, is the one who realizes that their vulnerability is their power. Like you, unafraid to shed tears on countless shows, the poet finds strength in exposing their humanity, their vulnerability, thus making it possible for us to find connection and strength through their work. Many emcees have been poets. But, no, Ms. Winfrey, not all emcees are poets. Many choose gangsterism and business over the emotional terrain through which true artistry will lead. But they are not to blame. I would now like to address your question of leadership.

    You may recall that in immediate response to the attacks of September 11th, our president took the national stage to say to the American public and the world that we would "…show no sign of vulnerability". Here is the same word that distinguishes poets from rappers, but in its history, more accurately, women from men. To make such a statement is to align oneself with the ideology that instills in us a sense of vulnerability meaning "weakness". And these meanings all take their place under the heading of what we consciously or subconsciously characterize as traits of the feminine. The weapon of mass destruction is the one that asserts that a holy trinity would be a father, a male child, and a ghost when common sense tells us that the holiest of trinities would be a mother, a father, and a child: Family. The vulnerability that we see as weakness is the saving grace of the drunken driver who because of their drunken/vulnerable state survives the fatal accident that kills the passengers in the approaching vehicle who tighten their grip and show no physical vulnerability in the face of their fear. Vulnerability is also the saving grace of the skate boarder who attempts a trick and remembers to stay loose and not tense during their fall. Likewise, vulnerability has been the saving grace of the African American struggle as we have been whipped, jailed, spat upon, called names, and killed, yet continue to strive forward mostly non-violently towards our highest goals. But today we are at a crossroads, because the institutions that have sold us the crosses we wear around our necks are the most overt in the denigration of women and thus humanity. That is why I write you today, Ms. Winfrey. We cannot address the root of what plagues Hip Hop without addressing the root of what plagues today's society and the world.

    You see, Ms. Winfrey, at it's worse; Hip Hop is simply a reflection of the society that birthed it. Our love affair with gangsterism and the denigration of women is not rooted in Hip Hop; rather it is rooted in the very core of our personal faith and religions. The gangsters that rule Hip Hop are the same gangsters that rule our nation. 50 Cent and George Bush have the same birthday (July 6th). For a Hip Hop artist to say "I do what I wanna do/Don't care if I get caught/The DA could play this mothaf@kin tape in court/I'll kill you/ I ain't playin'" epitomizes the confidence and braggadocio we expect an admire from a rapper who claims to represent the lowest denominator. When a world leader with the spirit of a cowboy (the true original gangster of the West: raping, stealing land, and pillaging, as we clapped and cheered.) takes the position of doing what he wants to do, regardless of whether the UN or American public would take him to court, then we have witnessed true gangsterism and violent negligence. Yet, there is nothing more negligent than attempting to address a problem one finds on a branch by censoring the leaves.

    Name calling, racist generalizations, sexist perceptions, are all rooted in something much deeper than an uncensored music. Like the rest of the world, I watched footage on AOL of you dancing mindlessly to 50 Cent on your fiftieth birthday as he proclaimed, "I got the ex/if you're into taking drugs/ I'm into having sex/ I ain't into making love" and you looked like you were having a great time. No judgment. I like that song too. Just as I do, James Brown's Sex Machine or Grand Master Flashes "White Lines". Sex, drugs, and rock and roll is how the story goes. Censorship will never solve our problems. It will only foster the sub-cultures of the underground, which inevitably inhabit the mainstream. There is nothing more mainstream than the denigration of women as projected through religious doctrine. Please understand, I am by no means opposing the teachings of Jesus, by example (he wasn't Christian), but rather the men that have used his teachings to control and manipulate the masses. Hip Hop, like Rock and Roll, like the media, and the government, all reflect an idea of power that labels vulnerability as weakness. I can only imagine the non-emotive hardness that you have had to show in order to secure your empire from the grips of those that once stood in your way: the old guard. You reflect our changing times. As time progresses we sometimes outgrow what may have served us along the way. This time, what we have outgrown, is not hip hop, rather it is the festering remnants of a God depicted as an angry and jealous male, by men who were angry and jealous over the minute role that they played in the everyday story of creation. I am sure that you have covered ideas such as these on your show, but we must make a connection before our disconnect proves fatal.

    We are a nation at war. What we fail to see is that we are fighting ourselves. There is no true hatred of women in Hip Hop. At the root of our nature we inherently worship the feminine. Our overall attention to the nurturing guidance of our mothers and grandmothers as well as our ideas of what is sexy and beautiful all support this. But when the idea of the feminine is taken out of the idea of what is divine or sacred then that worship becomes objectification. When our governed morality asserts that a woman is either a virgin or a whore, then our understanding of sexuality becomes warped. Note the dangling platinum crosses over the bare asses being smacked in the videos. The emcees of my generation are the ministers of my father's generation. They too had a warped perspective of the feminine. Censoring songs, sermons, or the tirades of radio personalities will change nothing except the format of our discussion. If we are to sincerely address the change we are praying for then we must first address to whom we are praying.

    Thank you, Ms. Winfrey, for your forum, your heart, and your vision. May you find the strength and support to bring about the changes you wish to see in ways that do more than perpetuate the myth of enmity.

    In loving kindness,

    Saul Williams

    TRADING PLACES

    I went to trading places. I didnt like it...

    PEOPLE……

    I don’t care who goes to a party or who the party is aimed at or what leggings people are wearing etc. I’m there to do me, have a jokes time and listen to sick music.

    What i do care about is turning up and being told the queue i’m in is for, and i quote - “people who know the girl on the door!”. In all my 24 years, i have never heard anything so ridiculous. What does that even mean? I saw a stream of people arrive and saunter in, with the girl on the door showing a blatant disregard for the QUEUEING crowd. That was far from cool.

    Furthermore, no announcement was made as to when the doors would shut. It’s polite to let the punters know when the doors would shut, taking in to consideration the length of the queue. Instead, the doors were shut abruptly and everyone told to call it a night.

    I had to laugh at SLICKS’S comment about the failed grime emcee though, hahaha. Good spot!
    I also heard kodjoe (and i use the term loosely) “the comedian”, refused to have his picture taken! talk about delusions of grandeur. I swear my man was at the door trying to text/call someone inside and make eye contact with someone on the door! (you know them one innit). I like that your’e doing your thing an all but…. YOU ARE NOT THAT GUY!

    Trading places need to trade some courtesy and common decency with someone or the people will vote with their feet. The people have spoken….

    Saturday, 14 February 2009

    Wednesday, 4 February 2009

    Sunday, 18 January 2009

    RUGS ARE BADD - LAUNCH NIGHT

    macko jacko back 300

    THIS IS THE FIRST OF MANY TO COME......

    BASS FACE!!!!!

    Tuesday, 6 January 2009

    (Wicked Wicked), Opera is Massive!!



    I would love to see Andrew Lloyd Webber come and duppy an Acid House Rave. To be fair though he is actually one part of the duo behind this 'classical' tune.




    I actually remember watching this performance when I was 6 on TOTP.

    Monday, 5 January 2009

    FREE (HEAVY BASS) ELECTRONICA MIX

    Electronica is such a 'generic' word to describe this mix but there are way too many genres involved.

    With elements of Fidgit, B'More, Kuduro and Acid House lets just say your in for a 40 min treat.

    Come get it HERE

    Tracklisting:

    Wawaba ft Petty - Buraka Som Sistema
    Bassline Time - AC Slater
    Midnight Request Line (Switch Remix) - Skream
    All The Cash (Mumdance Remix ft Jammer) - Evil Nine ft El-P
    Beeper (A-Trak Remix) - The Count and Sinden
    Cockney Thug (A1 Bassline's House Remix) - Rusko
    Insane In The Membrane (2 Bit Thugs Remix) - Cypress Hill
    Poison - AC Slater
    Samir's Theme (Madskillz Miami Bass Remix) - King Amir
    Elevators (Scottie B Remix) - Wale
    We Are Your Friends (Scottie B Remix) - Justice
    Champion (Cousin Cole Acid Dub) - Kanye West
    Love Lockdown (Solly Remix) - Kanye West
    Everybody Rocking (Key Of Bald Eagle Edit) - The Count and Sinden
    Rolex Sweep - Skepta
    Saturday Night - Whigfield
    Rolex It Up (Heatwave Refix) - Wiley & Beenie Man
    Go Ballistic (Toddla T and Duckbeats Remix) - Ghislain Poirier ft MC Zulu
    Do You Mind (Crazy Cousins Remix) - Paleface
    Oh Yeah (Spinstyles Remix) - Foxy Brown

    P.S This will be broadcasted on The Unscene Radio show with Thom Weller on Oxford 107.9fm within the next two weeks.....so there ; p