Monday, 24 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
I'm celebrating my 33rd birthday today and thought it would be good to have a dig through some of my old favourites (especially as I'm DJing at my own old school hip hop party tonight) and came across this beauty. Probably one of the first cassettes I ever wore out, partly because my cousin had recorded NWA's "Straight Out Of Compton" on the other side for me, but this hard hitting classic was just as influential to my impressionable young ears. The beats are hard, rhymes are tight (not to mention rude) and even Ice-T lends his flow to some of the fellow Rhyme Syndicate's debut set. With tracks like "Just Suck" you can imagine how rebellious this album sounded to a 12 year old me. I even love the LL Cool J style wet one "Letter I'll Never Send" if I'm being honest. It shows rappers have feelings too yeah? Anyway, click below, turn up the stereo and lets go waaayyyy back...
Notorious - Donald D
Random Old School Fact: Donald D was an original member of The B-Boys with Afrika Islam & Grandmaster Flash. Wow.
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva - All Things To All Men
Morcheeba - The Sea
Alice Russell - Let Us Be Loving (Kidkanevil Remix)
Mos Def - The Panties (Zero T Remix)
DJ Vadim ft Motion Man - Terrorist
One Self - Bluebird
Wax Tailor ft Charlotte Savary - Seize The Day
DJ Krush ft Big Shug - Most Wanted Man
DJ Krush ft CL Smooth - Only The Strong Survive
Roots Manuva - Witness Dub
Roots Manuva - Snake Bite
Paul White - The Dragon Fly
Harmonic 313 - Dirtbox
Paul White / Bullion - Get Familiar
DJ Shadow - The Number Song (Cut Chemist Remix)
Method Man - Bring The Pain
Method Man & Redman - Cereal Killer
Roots Manuva - Rub Skool (Tru Skool Rubadub Blend)
DaM FunK/Notorious BIG - Hood Pass Intact/Going Back To Cali
Quantic Soul Orchestra - Super 8 (Pt 1)
Quantic ft Spanky Wilson - Don't Joke With A Hungry Man
The Heavy - How You Like Me Now
Bonobo - All In Forms
Toddla T ft Jason Lee Bailey & Helders - Better
King Cannibal ft Jahcoozi - Murder Us
Coldcut & Hexstatic - Timber
Red Snapper - Hot Flush (Sabres Of Paradise Remix)
Debruit - Nigerian What?
Rustie - Response
DJ Shepdog - No No No (Mama She Don't Like You)
Flying Lotus ft Andreya Triana - Tea Leaf Dancers
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Reggae Roast is back on Shacklewell Lane to celebrate the launch of their 7” Vinyl release ‘Serious’ on Reggae Roast Records. This is set to be another legendary dance with a host of special guest artists alongside Exel, Moodie & Ramon Judah.
This month we are delighted to announce our very special guest: IRATION STEPPAS. Known as one of the best UK Sound systems in the business, Iration Steppers have been playing the biggest Steppers, Dub and Roots tunes on the biggest sound systems for the past 15 years the world over.
Also performing a special live PA on the night will be: DANDELION. Lead singer of The Hempolics, who’s new single ‘Serious’ release on Reggae Roast Records on 19th April has been tearing up the airwaves over the last few months.
This is set to be another massive night, with the biggest Reggae, Dancehall & Dubstep sounds, in a truly unique space in the heart of East London.
Artist Line-up :
IRATION STEPPAS, DANDELION - (LIVE PA), EXEL & MOODIE, RAMON JUDAH, LOUIS SLIPPERZ, JOE LICKSHOT
Reggae Roast “Serious” Launch Party, NUMBER89. 89A Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, E8 2EB
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Due to some silly kids messing things up for everyone this event is strictly over 21s only – BRING ID!