Monday, 28 May 2012
Maverick Sabre's latest video for his latest single "I Used To Have It All"....
He's got some Finely Quaye steez agwannin.. Im diggin it tho
Taken from Maverick Sabre's debut album 'Lonely Are The Brave', out now on iTunes HERE
This is a family ting........Straight up promotion of our peoples music :)
Renegade English soul-rockers The Heavy are happy to announce the release of their new album, The Glorious Dead, released 21 August 2012 on Counter Records / Ninja Tune.
The Glorious Dead is the band’s third full-length LP, and the follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore record The House That Dirt Built (2009). Self-produced and with their unique, raw eclecticism fully intact, it’s their most fully-realized record yet, mixing together soul, hip hop, rock, blues and funk into glorious, raucous party music that is equally full of heart.
The first single is the soaring “What Makes A Good Man,” follows in the footsteps of the band’s sleeper hit “How You Like Me Now”, which achieved gold status, selling half a million copies, helping the album achieve 150,000 sales. The song appeared everywhere from Entourage to The Fighter and sawDavid Letterman asking for an unprecedented encore of it when performed on his Late Show, all of which has helped usher in much success Stateside. Among the other highlights on The Glorious Dead include the horror film atmospherics of “Can’t Play Dead” to the laid-back sincerity of “Curse Me Good,” the funked-up hip hop rhythm of “Big Bad Wolf” and the epic, heavy-hitting gospel rock ‘n’ roll of “Same ‘Ol.” Throughout, vocalist Swaby’s voice soars, packed with yearning and pure soul.
The Glorious Dead is available to PRE ORDER NOW at The Heavy's webstore and the Ninjashop. You can hear the first single, “What Makes A Good Man,” right now via Rolling Stone.
The best of the old, new, forgotten, and cherished, Fat City Record Shop brings together expert music curators and heavyweight DJs from its favorite labels to celebrate the launch of its new web store and kick off the jubilee weekend on June 1st in Shoreditch's Floripa bar.
People remember Fat City as a mecca for Hip Hop vinyl in the UK during the 90's and 2000's, but has since then steadily grown and evolved into what is now recognized as the most thorough online paradise for Black Music vinyl in all its varied sounds and influences. It's the best UK-based shop where you will find reissue records ranging from Modal Jazz and Nigerian Disco to the best in current Hip-Hop, Boogie, beats and beyond.
The guests reflect the shops wide taste. Owner of Jazzman Records and world class record collector Jazzman Gerald, who has provided rare records for producers such as Pete Rock & Stones Throw hero J.Rocc, will play rare party bangers with Ambassador of Hip-Hop DJ Chris Read from Music of Substance. Flying in from Croatia, DJ TomE from Laid Back Radio/ Records will uphold their All School Flavor credo alongside Hint dropping some bass from one the UK's best and most progressive independent labels Tru Thoughts.
Music fans are in for a a very rare coming together of high-caliber musical tastes that few capital cities often see. Expect hours of non-stop rarities and bangers dug out of dusty record boxes, and snatched from still-hot vinyl presses.
Do not miss it. Gonna be a wicked party. Big Shout to Fat City.
Friday, 25 May 2012
Detroit's Terrell Wallace AKA Tall Black Guy once again graces our ears with yet more of the soul that we now know from him and have come to love. For years, TBG has been churning out bangers , flipping breaks and samples and recreating productions... Not only that he recently went as far as winning the Robert Glasper remix competition earlier in the year.
Wallace started releasing a series of 7-inches through BSTRD Boots, a sub-label of Brooklyn’s Bastard Jazz Recordings
Tempo Dreams drops June 19th via Bastard Jazz and features the TBG updating tracks from Tensei, MonkeyRobot, Ta-Ku, Evil Needle, Teru, Chief, Jeriko Jackson, Buscrates, Floydcheung, Doc Illingsworth, Schecky's Jazzy Tofu, and Tall Black Guy
Make sure you cop this ....
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
London songstress Jessie Ware has released this free cover version of Bobby Caldwell's - 'Wont Do For Love', produced by Sampha. It's dope. She's Dope. Grab it now.
PRE ORDER her new album HERE
Jessie Ware - What You Wont Do For Love DOWNLOAD HERE
Quaranteam are back once again. Delivering the fresh new UK beats. This time its the turn of K-Nite 13. Offering something new in preparation for his forthcoming EP the multi talented K-Nite 13 drops “Long Day”; a track taken from According To Plan, which is set for a release later this year.
The producer/rapper/videographer gets back on the boards and behind the mic, cooking up a soulful, cinematic backdrop as well as a solid verse chronicling his musical journey.
Monday, 21 May 2012
Basically..... Im copping this the minute it is out. July 17th is the expected date... Danny Brown, Action Bronson, eXquire, Fashawn, ScHoolboy Q, Roc Marciano, Evidence, Meyhem Lauren, AG Da Coroner, Midaz, Guilty Simpson, DRDC, Chuuwee, Boldy James, Big Twinz and Willie The Kid plus more....
Also keep you eyes peeled for a Alchemist X Action Bronson Album on the horizon.. When there is no weed left is probably when it will drop
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Thursday, 17 May 2012
I'm a bit over putting obituaries up here & social network sites. But that's what I'm becoming known to do amongst my circle of friends. I dunno if I like being known for that, but shit, someone's gotta give props to these people, right?
Yesterday we lost the Godfather of Go Go. Today we lose the Queen of Disco. And once again, it's down to fucking cancer. Sad times.
Donna was a beast. Many a red-blooded man / woman's fantasy, and responsible for a legacy of bonafide hits. The original crazy, sexy, cool.. I don't know about the crazy part, but the other stuff's true. She leaves behind a bunch of tracks that will keep all manner of dancefloors sweaty 'til the end of time.
Rest in peace Donna xx
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Download full TOP BOY mixtape HERE.
The B.Sharp family are OUR family.
And we at Main Squeeze are ALL about family.
Simple tings. Don't ever, ever get it twisted.
Shout to Jards, Styles, Nitrus and the whole Dixon-Swaby clique,
each & every time.
BA1 stand up tall.
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
What's a FRMX? Well it's halfway between a freestyle and a remix. Have a listen and it'll make sense ... These are alternative versions of a few tracks from the Grown Man Business album and the Jack The World mixtape. Yungun and Mr Thing did them just for fun - hope you enjoy them too!
You can check another little taster here...
Here's the script c/o Stereogum...
One of last year’s great unheralded treasures was 'Rock Creek Park', a gorgeously lush mostly-instrumental rap album from the Washington, D.C. rapper/producer Oddisee. Oddisee’s latest project also makes great use of the man’s gifts for melody and arrangement. It’s 'Odd Renditions', a new EP of remixes and reworkings. On the EP, Oddisee takes apart and reassembles tracks from Bon Iver, Marvin Gaye, Metronomy, and K-Os, transforming all the songs into futuristic digital soul and adding his own no-nonsense rap verses.
Oddisee’s next album 'People Hear What They See' is out 6/12 on Mello Music Group, with an iTunes pre-release coming 6/5; pre-order it at iTunes.
We are LIVE from 8:30pm to late tonight.
I - I - I said The Funhouse...
You can check our last show here...
Saturday, 12 May 2012
This is their BIGGEST yet. Due to the success of the last 2 dances they are now taking over the WHOLE VENUE with one of the toughest line ups ever seen at a Reggae Roast event, including Iration Steppas, Solo Banton, Dubkasm, Manasseh, Ramon Judah and many more. Room 2 will be hosted by Trinity Music Brixton and Unit 137....
Get ur ass down there....
Thursday, 10 May 2012
From a forthcoming limited 10" taken from the 'Detroit State Of Mind' LP, Detroit's Danny Brown rides atop a Dilla beat. Flip side will feature a joint with Guilty Simpson, Finale & Big Tone. You know already this is gonna be fire. Press play now.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Here's a lil' video from our boy Asian Hawk, who's made it through to the 2nd round of the DMC Online 2012 competition.
A fellow Bathonian brere, Hawk's been fam with us since day dot.
From back when he was the DJ for Bath's best Hip Hop crew NonComposMentis, along with StoneGruve Social host MC GO3 and beatboxer Mighty Joe Young (now much better known to y'all as Mo Kolours, from One Handed Music).
Since then, he's gone on to win numerous DMC DJ battles, being crowned the UK champion solo, and also as part of his DJ crew, The Disablists.
If you like what you see, please get your vote on.
Sure you'll agree though, the Hawk is extremely, extremely nice on the ones and twos..
When I was 10 years old, I saved my pocket money and bought my first vinyl LP.
That album was Beastie Boys' 'Licensed To Ill'.
This was my first solo step towards engulfing myself into a life long obsession with Hip Hop culture and beyond.
Without this group, I may have never discovered the likes of Public Enemy, Run DMC, De La Soul, DJ Jazzy Jeff & so on.
Subsequently, I may have never decided to be a DJ, or embraced my life-long addiction to music, Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock & everything in-between.
I may well have dressed differently, spoken with a different dialect and thought entirely differently about the world.
This group had such a profound impact on me & on so many people I know, at a very young age. I wouldn't want it any other way. For that, I will always be grateful.
This is a 60 minute mix comprised of the variety of noises that these three MCs / musicians from NYC put out there over the past 30 or so years.
Dedicated to the memory of Adam "MCA" Yauch.
(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)
She's On It
Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun
Slow And Low
Posse In Effect
Dub The Mic
Pass The Mic
So What'cha Want
So What'cha Want (Soul Assassin Remix)
So What'cha Want (Butt Naked Version)
B Boys Makin' With The Freak Freak
Hold It Now, Hit It
No Sleep 'Til Brooklyn
An Open Letter To NYC
Just A Test
Super Disco Breakin'
Root Down (Free Zone Mix)
Get It Together (ABA Mix)
Get It Together (Buk-Wild Mix)
Get It Together
Alright Hear This
Body Movin' (Kut Masta Kurt Remix)
Right Right Now Now
Make Some Noise
Hey Ladies (Paul Nice Remix)
Shake Your Rump
Shake Your Rump (Madlib Remix)
Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win
Time To Get Ill
The New Style
Time For Livin'
Ch Check It Out
I Don't Know
Egg Raid On Mojo
Oddisee is preparing to release his new album "People Hear What They See" next month, but rather than do the standard issue single leaks, he wanted to make it more interesting. So last night Oddisee released a video of Marvin Gaye's 'Ain't That Peculiar' remixed by Oddisee (including a new verse). Next week we will be giving away this track along with 3 others Oddisee created featuring remixed songs by K-Os, Bon Iver, Metronomy. The collection of 4 tracks is called "Odd Renditions". The video was done by editing several pieces of footage found of Marvin Gaye performing the song together and sychronizing the new remixed track - enjoy!
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
If you live in our capital city, like good music, and like to frequent bars and clubs then no doubt you would have heard of Chris Read. He has just dropped "Latin Concrete". We dropped round his way to see what was going down and to get some answers to our questions regarding his latest release...
Give us a brief intro for those who dont know...
"I am a DJ, producer, music enthusiast, recording artist for BBE and Breakin Bread. I reside in East London, play and make music and enjoy all that has to offer as much as I can."
Let us know a little more about 'Latin Concrete'...
After doing the BBE 15th Anniversary album the label asked me if I would like to do a compilation of my own, potentially as part of a series like Kon & Amir and Mr Thing had done. Although I sometimes get labelled as a collector, I really view myself as a DJ above all else so I wanted to do something that reflected my DJ sets and the so called 'New Latin' or producer led Latin stuff is something that I've been playing (and making) much more recently. There have been lots of Latin comps of course including some on BBE, but very few if any I knew of that focused specifically on the type of tracks I wanted to represent. Plus, the opportunity to present them in a mix format adds a different dimension.
How long did it take you to finish?...
It's hard to quantify that really. All of the featured tracks were released in the last decade really and in most cases stuff I've come across in the last five years. Choosing the initial selection was pretty easy because it was based on sets I've been playing out. Legal clearance takes a while and a few tracks couldn't be licensed for one reason or another so I had to re-visit the selections. The mix took a while to perfect but as it was based on something I'd played out many times I knew how it would all fit together from the outset.
Who features on 'Latin Concrete'?...
New York's DJ Center & DC producer Oddisee who together I've just completed a remix for (coming out on Push The Fader records next month - you heard it here first), Quantic who's an old friend I used to DJ with when I lived in the Midlands and who you might say is the poster boy for this particular new wave of Latin sounds, RSL who are a band from Manchester who played at my club night in Birmingham almost 10 years ago now, Captain Planet whose track Samba Radiente I recently remixed for Bastard Jazz, plus a host of others: Palov & Mishkin out of Greece, Sweden's Beat Fanatic, Juju Orchestra from Germany and there are two of my own tracks on there too.
What happens next for Chris Read?...
Quite a lot right now - The DJ Center / Oddisee Remix comes out in about a month. I also have another single for Breakin Bread about September time and two 12" EPs also for Breakin Bread which are connected to the Diary mixtape series - all will be revealed soon! I'm also producing an album for a jazz / electronica sort of project with Lizzy Parks (Tru Thoughts) on vocals which is getting closer to completion. Currently I'm recording an EP with Chicago rapper / vocalist Pugs Atomz plus slowly chipping away at an album of my own although that's still some way off. There's also another range of Classic Material products coming out in June / July in collaboration with Foot Patrol which is also exciting.
Thank You Chris.
Friday, 4 May 2012
TOO MANY things to say. Today is a sad day for me and a very sad day for Hip Hop. Beastie Boys are one of many, but still one of the reasons I am the way I am... from the first time Get It Together graced my ears i loved it all....
Adam Yauch, one-third of the pioneering hip-hop group, has died at the age of 48, Yauch, also known as MCA, had been in treatment for cancer since 2009. The rapper was diagnosed in 2009 after discovering a tumor in his salivary gland.
Once again Cancer (FUCKING CANCER) takes the people we love... The ones that dont deserve it always get it.
WE SALUTE YOU.... YOU ABSOLUTE DON
Rest In Peace Sir
Mo Fingaz ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tarl has said his piece already. I got my own two penneth to add to this. The very first Hip Hop LP I ever bought was 'Licensed To Ill'. I was 10 years old. Saved up my pocket money, went to Our Price in Basingstoke one Saturday afternoon. I still remember how chuffed I was just staring at the gatefold sleeve. The Beastie Boy's influenced me over the years on so many levels. Like another mate said today, that shit moulded me. This is so sad. For personal reasons too, I damn sure ain't any fan of cancer either. Rest in peace Adam. Your legacy on music and on Hip Hop will live on forever. One love. Bobby aka BobaFatt.