Word to the wise - the forward-thinking DJ has now embraced the laptop as a tool of the trade. The battle, however, has not...
Puppets, snooker cues & NUNCHUCKS are bad for your mac...
Shouts to Sally Mclintock. Condolences to Cutmaster Swift...
For more videos & info on this years DMC Heats click HERE.
Monday, 20 June 2011
Start grinding the coffee, poaching the eggs & get the Coopers & Monteiths on ice! As a tribute to their fine friends down south, Brad dressed up as Skippy the Bush Kangaroo while Dom made a scale replica of the Michael Fowler Centre out of pineapple lumps and empty cans of LP and then they recorded this little podcast featuring tracks from Nas, Royce the 5’9, Joy Orbison, The Others, Total Science and El B to name a few. The Nextmen sending out Props to the Fuzzy massive and all their mates old and new. They are bragging a very special set for this tour! (sorry in advance for the sore feet & swollen livers).
|01||Nas - Dirty (Def Jam)|
|02||Royce The 59 - Second Place (Year Round)|
|03||Earl 16 - Reggae Music (Reggae Roast)|
|04||Detroit Urban Gardening Collective - Take Root (Out Here Audio)|
|05||Art Department - We Call Love (Crosstown Rebels)|
|06||Discreet Unit - Shake your Body Down (Prime Numbers)|
|07||Joy O - Sicko Cell (Swamp 81)|
|08||The Others - Skynet 2 (Dub Police)|
|09||El B - Romp (White)|
|10||The Electric - Toot Toot (12" Mix) (Organically Grown Sounds)|
|11||The Electric - Toot Toot (Zed's Dead Mix) (Organically Grown Sounds)|
|12||Shystie - Headbanger (White)|
|13||Echo Foxx - A Good Fight (White)|
|14||D Kay - Thinner Edge (Integral)|
|15||Total Science/Spy - Magic Eye (Total Science)|
|16||Unknown - Record Deal Edit (White)|
GRAB THE PODCAST HERE
Thursday, 16 June 2011
Enter Chris Read with next installment of the Classic Material series. This time paying tribute to the hip hop of 1994, a year which for many is best remembered for giving us two of hip hop's most revered debut albums, Nas' Illmatic and Notorious B.I.G's Ready to Die. It was also a golden year for radio and mixtape DJs with tapes from the likes of Funkmaster Flex, Stretch Armstrong, Doo Wop, Ron G and others being a key outlet for the new breed of underground acts as well as established names. Despite tempos generally drifting downward in comparison with previous years and the general sound of the year's output being laidback and largely jazz infused, '94 had its fair share of anthems, Craig Mack's 'Flava In Your Ear', Gang Starr's 'Mass Appeal' and Channel Live's 'Mad Izm' being notable examples. Download link to come when he shares it...
The Classic Material Edition #8 party takes place at the City Arts and Music Project in London on Saturday 18th June with special guest Mr Thing (Extended Players / BBE)
FACEBOOK EVENT HERE
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Here’s a nice little treat from Cyhi Da Prince’s 'Royal Flush 2' Mixtape which drops anytime this week! This one goes by the name of “Woopty Doo” and is produced by No I.D. and Kanye West. It’s GOOD music! It's a bubbler!
DOWNLOAD 'WOOPTY DOO' HERE
OH Shit!... Something brand new for fans of Queensbridge's finest. We got the 1st street single from NaS‘ forthcoming album Life Is Good. “Nasty” sees the Queensbridge native take verbal chunks out of the headbanger of a beat produced by Salaam Remi. The return of Nasty Nas? Sounds like it. One Love. This tune is rude.
Sunday, 12 June 2011
From DJ Premier's forthcoming album 'Get Used To Us' on his own Year Round Records, here's a nice video featuring new b-girl on the scene, Dynasty. Think this dropped Stateside about a month ago - can't front, just caught it. Dope.
The world-famous cratediggers' bible Wax Poetics asked our boy Mo Kolours for a DJ mix. He responded with a brilliant selection of percussion jams from across the globe, with one twist: he only names the drummers. Listen at the link below and supply a full track-listing to win an OHM t-shirt.
Drum Walking Mixtape by Mo Kolours by Wax Poetics
WAX POETICS / MO KOLOURS LINK HERE
Drum Walking Mixtape by Mo Kolours by Wax Poetics
WAX POETICS / MO KOLOURS LINK HERE
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Main Squeeze family over at Reggae Roast have dropped their new video for their latest release 'Reggae Music' on their momentous label. Featuring the vocals of Earl 16, and getting love across the radio waves, its a bubbler for sure... Watch these guys as they have heat in store for the summer!
BUY IT HERE
Tuesday, 7 June 2011
We're awfully fond of the man like Skillit here at Main Squeeze.
This vid features cameos from bredrins like Chris P Cuts and DJ MK as well as being part filmed in BobaFatt's home of government employment, Rough Trade East.
This joint recently received nods from DJ Premier when he passed through BBC 1Xtra not so long ago.
It's taken from Skillit's EP "As Seen On TV", and you can download this track HERE.
All together now, HAAAA.. HAAA... HAAAAAA...
Years back, I'm talking 6 or 7 years ago, I was given this beat by an unamed crazy dude who worked with me in the skate scene. 96Kbps shit mp3. Great. Cheers. Anyways, this was the time Ms Jackson by Outkast had been on repeat for months and was in total grate mode for me... However, this remix popped up gave it a fresh new lease of life in my world... made by NYC's Audible Doctor. The remix features on an Outkast remix album and i'm happy it has come back full circle to my turntables...
DOWNLOAD - Outkast - Ms Jackson (Audible Doctor Remix)
DOWNLOAD - The Audible Doctor Presents - The Best of Outkast REMIXED
Monday, 6 June 2011
Here's a lil' Dubstep Hip Hop mash up for y'all.. I put this together at 3am, after a bleak hungover rainy Sunday.
(* This version is a re-up I did on Tuesday evening. Lil' cleaner, lil' fresher.. *)
Emalkay's monster from a year or so ago "When I Look At You"
atop the recent Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne banger
"Look At Me Now".
Yes, Chris Brown is a smug wife beating bell-end (in my opinion).
Yes, Lil Wayne does just talk about how much money he's got
(in my opinion).
But Busta?... BEAST. In everyone's opinion. Always has been. Always will be.
Best Busta verse for a while on this one too.
Anyways, 320 mp3 download is HERE should you want this for your iPod or your Serato set. Watch the ride & enjoy!...
When I Look At You Now (BobaFatt Blend) by Main Squeeze Hip Hop
We know only too well what happens when Rock City's Royce Da 5'9 and Gang Starr's DJ Premier collaborate. You get nuttin but fat beats and raw raps. Straight up hip hop. No Bullshit.
Second Place - Royce Da 5'9 (Prod by DJ Premier)
Sunday, 5 June 2011
Cop my new remix of Dizzee Rascal's - Sirens. Can't wait to get this on the dancefloor....
Dizzee Rascal - Sirens (Mo Fingaz Remix) by Main Squeeze Hip Hop
Friday, 3 June 2011
Once again, we return to our home from home, the Big Chill Bar, for more big noises and heavy tequila sessions.
This time we are joined by the man like Chris P Cuts. Sick DJ, sneaker freak, and all-round rudeboy, Chris has been fam with us for a minute now. Resident DJ for The Funhouse / Spine TV, (along with the Extended Players: Mr Thing, DJ MK, Harry Love), The Doctors Orders & Sub Soul, with Jazzie B & Spin Doc, Chris has steadily been making noise & rocking spots around London with ease for the past few years.
CHRIS P CUTS (The Funhouse / The Doctors Orders / Sub Soul)
MO FINGAZ (Main Squeeze / Nice Up! / Reggae Roast)
BOBAFATT (Main Squeeze / Nice Up! / Rough Trade)
Hip Hop, Soul, Reggae, D&B, Dubstep, House & assorted BASS music. You know how we do...
FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT!...
SomeOthaShip is a new free album brought to you by Georgia Anna Muldrow & Declaime AKA Dudley Perkins. Productions here by Black Milk. Flying Lotus, Oddisee & Oh No, with featuring artists MED, Kool G Rap, Daryl Moore, Rapper Big Pooh & Black Milk this is a real treat for a freebee. Enjoy!
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Being an addict for kicks as you may well know. Anything sneaker related usually is good for a posting from me... I came across this yesterday and loved the concept. Charlotte-based illustrator Matt Stevens has recently begun a 60-day project to help raise funds for the production and publication of his new book, MAX100. The idea originally started when one day Stevens decided to sketch what he believed was the perfect Air Max sneaker. However, not content with that one single drawing, Stevens began to sketch several custom models per day, resulting in more than 60 visual interpretations of the iconic shoe. Hoping to produce a high-end art book featuring 100 of his original sketches, Stevens has partnered with Kickstarter to accept monetary pledges that will enable him to get his project off the ground while ensuring that donors receive a copy of the first edition. Pledges can be purchased at varying levels and range from a signed slipcase and canvas prints to a live speaking engagement with the artist himself. Visit Kickstarter.com to learn more about the project.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
This tune can be found on the latest Deejay Lok Mix in our previous posts here at Main Squeeze. This is simply a push to buy this album. A great, great offering from Verb T on YNR Recordings featuring appearances from Jehst, Kyza, Kashmere, Fliptrix, Graziella, Skrein Dick Trusay & Dubbledge.
This is a wicked UK classic for the vaults. Dont sleep on it.
BUY VERB T - SERIOUS GAMES HERE
Another release from J. Cole with a real smooth flow and chilled vibe. Main Squeeze feel J.Cole. Badboy Lyrical. Be on the lookout for a new official single release coming real soon.
J. Cole - How High by Hypetrak
That's right... we can hardly believe it ourselves, but next weekend marks Nice Up's 8th year on the dancefloor! From the very first night at 93 Feet East, it's been a wicked ride. They have collected some loyal followers on the way. Obviously no birthday is complete without a bit of a party, so Shepdog and posse decided to celebrate the whole weekend!
They take over the Jazz Cafe for whole night of righteous party vibes, with special guests Trojan Soundsystem, the super-talented Hollie Cook, the massive Jazzsteppa and a DJ set from UK Funky don Warrior One. Residents spining on rotation throughout the evening - DJ Shepdog, Mo Fingaz, BobaFatt and Mikee Lazy.
Full details are here and you can still grab tickets HERE
Then, the next day we head over to King's Cross to The Big Chill House for an afternoon of reggae, dub, sunshine and a massive BBQ - lets just hope the sun is shining! Special guests Moody Boyz, Richie Phoe, Capitol 1212, Shimmy Shimmy and Trol23 as well as residents Shepdog, Mikee Lazy, Mo Fingaz & Boba Fatt.
Entry for this is FREE - check more details HERE.
Here's a mix from Nice Up!s DJ Shepdog
Boston's Edo. G drops his new record entitled "Fastlane." The production was made courtesy of DJ Premier and certainly one of his best beats this year. These two cats are no strangers to each others work as they've dropped beats together in the past, all of which have proven to be classics. Edo's 'A Face in the Crowd' album drops May 17, 2011.
Edo. G - Fastlane (Produced by DJ Premier) by Hypetrak