Friday, 23 November 2012

C2C - Essential Mix

Shiny Disco Balls

I've been away for a while, from smashing the decks up at Fit In or Fuck Off to the joys of watching my brother writhe around in A&E; a double ass raping of man-flu to the carnage that was Amsterdam - it's been a tough few weeks. So something thoroughly fly was required to kick off this Friday's fun-time rinse.
 So today feast your ears on French Turntabilst quartet, C2C. Here is their Essential Mix (not from the popular BBC Radio 1 series, just a mix that you need to hear) from way back in 2005. Pre Serato so what you hear is a strictly vinyl set produced by 4 Mix Masters, all live and on the fly. Winners of the European Border Breakers Awards 2013 - an award presented at Hollands' Eurosonic Noorderslag Music Festival - the European answer to SXSW, which I'm fully charged to be going to check out in January.
 Now these fellas obviously have talent dripping from every pore, so if you enjoy this you should really go check out the new album Tetra, too. Bon Appétit!

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Hop-Tu-Naa - A tale of Two Cities

Here's a project I've been playing around with for a while with fellow Manxman Hugo from art duo id-iom. Together we've been making tapes since the beginning of time but since I moved up North we had to come up with a way of making a new mix. The answer lay in Dropbox - I simply laid down some ground rules (2 X 15min mixes each, Halloweenie theme tunes, chuck a few spooky movie quotes in for good measure) and this is what came of it. 
Now this method has it's pitfalls; levels all over the chippy, repetition of tunes & trying to kick Hugo's ass into gear and send me his final edit before Halloween... but I'm glad to say I'm pretty happy with how this has turned out. In fact, I like making a tape this way so much we're already working on the next one.

Until then...

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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

DJ COOLHANDLUKE - bangin in the boomboxery Vol. 2

Roller Disco five-o

Back once again with another slice of crispy funk, CoolHandLuke hits us up with this groovy little number. Bangin in my boomboxery Vol. 2 continues the trend of the first mixtape (get it HERE) in serving up full-fat funk breaks over the course of an hour to feed the boogie within. Just what I was looking for on this grey, misty Tuesday morn in Steel City. You'll want to peep this immediately.

Recorded @ the Boomboxery-"LIVE MIX" 2 decks & mixer-Funk /Hip Hop/Soul FREE DOWNLOAD!

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Friday, 19 October 2012

Burger me

They're just ace. So the idea of a Green Burger Mixtape sounds pretty tempting, eh? DJ Green Giant from Switzerland is up this week for the Friday Mix. A truly eclectic little number with everything from Cypress Hill to Roy Ayres via Booker T and Erykah Badu. With one theme running throughout - Green. So why the burger?, you ask...
Well they've been on my mind a lot recently. So much so that I've decided to go and 'research' a little known joint hidden away in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Am really looking forward to checking this place out, apparently the place to be for Big American Burgers done proper.  So expect some drool inducing photos up here later. Until then I'll leave you with this double whopper!

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Something to shout about

Rather you than me

The second instalment in today's mix selector is a first for the blog but a worthy addition none the less. Skream steps up with a retrospective of party for you to shake your collective things too. The man shows off his soft spot for all things funky in an hour of pure groove. Friday has landed, Enjoy.


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The sound of money

A Moneyshot

Been a while since I last posted so thought I'd hit you up with a Brucy Bonus double mix this week as a way of making amends. First up, blog favourite and Master of the art of dusty create digging - DJ Moneyshot. A classic mix from Solid Steel, it's his Deep Covers mixtape - a collection of covers, edits & parodies from a whole host of different artists as only Moneyshot would do, it's a fresh take on some classics and a sweet concept. Check it out...

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Friday, 28 September 2012

Nerd Styles

An absolute masterclass in mixing today. Founding member of The Scratch Perverts, Vinyl collector and rad turntablist : Mr Thing. His Nerd is Bond mix tape is a slick blend of his favourite breaks and samples from Hip-Hop, scratched up into a tidy little hourish long mp3. This is defiantly a contender for Mix of the Year and has pretty much been on constant repeat in the lab. No file to stream this time; straight to download - but I assure you it'll be worth it. 
Download Here

Streamable version now online thanks to The Doctors Orders...

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Happy Birthday RAM

Finally just got round to listening to this, Mistanoize has put together a retrospective look at the first 20 years of RAM Records. Some serious bangers on here, takes me back to the Playroom days at 1 Devonshire with the Chapman Bredders. Defiantly one for a rainy Wednesday morn. Enjoy...

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Friday, 14 September 2012

Sticky Icky, Woo Wee!

Man like the Stickybuds in the captains chair today with his bass-driven, face-melting, rump-shaking smash-up of a mix from this years' Fractal Forest set at Shambhala. If you've not heard him yet, I suggest you check out The Wookie Shuffle, too. A thoroughly rad dude, had the pleasure of chatting with him a couple of months ago outside a warehouse rave in Sheffield before his set. Hope to see him back in the City of Steel soon, 'til then I'll be happily getting down to this. 

From his blog...

"Here is the set that I made for my annual performance at Shambhala Music Festival. As always I have poured my heart and soul into making the best set I could, and this year, like every year, it was an amazing time. Thanks to the few thousand people who came to hear it live, and Rich E Rich / Fractal Forest for having me back to play, 8 years counting.
I’d like to also say thanks to all the artists / labels who sent me upfront music, stems, acapellas and anything else I could get out of them… haha. Without you guys I wouldn’t be able to make the arrangements that I do. Almost everything in this set is my own edit for arrangement or what I needed the music to do, but on the track list I have listed the original tracks instead of putting “edit” beside everything…
I sincerely hope you enjoy the music. I’ll be working hard over the next few months writing new records, and getting ready for next years tours…
Stay connected with my music at the following sites…

Mista Savona Ft. Burro Banton – Take a Stand (Stickybuds Remix)
Tut Tut Child – Fat Cat Adventures
Mista Savona Ft. Burro Banton – Take a Stand (Acapella)
Slynk – Mad Flava (Fakeout Mix)
Odjbox – The Only One
Dub Pistols – Countermeasure
Dr. Dre + Snoop – The Next Episode (Staunch Remix)
Nirvana – About A girl (Acapella)
Deekline + Ed Solo Ft. Million Dan – Blaze It Up
KRS-One – Sound of Da Police (Acapella)
Cain 1 & Wakcutt – Night Nurse
Deekline + Ed Solo Ft. Million Dan – Blaze it Up (Acapella)
DCarls – Jump
Cocoa Tea, Cutty Ranks & Home T– Another One For the Road (Turntable Dubbers Remix)
Alien Entertainment Feat. Black Canvas – Shoot 2 Kill (Acapella)
Ricky Tuff & Ras Mac Bean – Brighter Days
Ed Solo + Stickybuds – Smoke The Weed
Maverick Sabre – Used to Have it All (Delta Heavy Remix)
Mind Vortex – Hotbox
Mista Savona Vs. Stickybuds Ft. Burro Banton – Clean Air (Acapella)
Mista Savona Vs. Stickybuds Ft. Burro Banton – Clean Air (Instrumental / Full Mix)
Mista Savona Ft. Junie Platinum – Stumble + Fall (Acapella)
Eddie K & Statix Feat. Astronaut – Anymore
Badboe Ft. Mc Kitch – Ghetto Funkalicious
B-Side – 7K (Acapella)
B-Side – 7K
Kill Paris – Shades of Funk
Featurecast Vs. Opiuo Vs. Betty Moorer – It’s My Mouse Trap Thing (Stickybuds Resmash)
Gramatik – Talkbox Intended
Profit – Push Back (Nick Thayer Full Mix / Dub Mix / Stickybuds Edit)
Ez Rollers Ft. Darrison – Superstar (Acapella)
Utah Saints vs. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – What Can you Do For Me (Herbgrinder Remix)
Bobby C – Serve it Cold
Cain 1 Ft. Zebulun – Hands of Evil (Acapella)
Slynk – Boomin
Infected Mushroom – U R So Fucked (Opiuo Remix)
B-Side Ft. Mc Kayla – Throwing It Wild (Acapella)
B-Side Ft. Mc Kayla – Throwing It Wild (Tonic Remix)
Morlack – Bogaaloo
Deekline & Duston Hulton Ft. Splack Pack – Whip It (Acapella)
Nick Thayer – Feel The Swing (Fakeout Mix)
Stickybuds – Whalestep (Original Vox Recording)
Skullee – Poppin
Skullee – Poppin (Acapella)
MakO – This is my Funky Song
MakO – This is my Funky Song (Acapella)
Crazy Delight – Shake It Up (AMB Remix)
Tc – Burning Starlight (Acapella)
Striker – The Kingz (Skullee Acapella)
Striker – The Kingz (Skullee Remix)
TC – Burning Starlight (Stickybuds Remix)
Krafty Kuts Ft. Dynamite MC – Get Up & Dance
Turntable Dubbers Ft. Topcat – Like Your Style (Special OG Mix)
Modeselektor – Dark Side of The Sun (Acapella)
Breakbeat Junkie – A Jurney Into Funk
Pimpsoul – Rock You
Tom Drummand – On My Mind
Stickypod Connection Ft. Blackout JA – All Blazin (Acapella)
Gorgon City Ft. Navigator + Rubi Dan – The Crypt
Stickybuds – Crowd Murder (Acapella)
Netsky – Jetlag Funk

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Thursday, 13 September 2012


A return to the awesome Frenic today with his Channel Hopper mix from earlier in the year. A slick little 30 min promo skilfully blending a selection of his own tunes with tripped out beats. And if you like what you hear you should check out his excellent blog. Some choice cuts being put up there almost on a daily basis, alongside an aural feast of mix tapes from the man himself. Well worth a goosie-gander.

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Friday, 7 September 2012

For Matt

DJ Format slaps one on you on the un's & deux's this week with a Funk and Hip-Hop flavoured feel good mix for this glorious Friday morn. Some absolute crackers on this as we've come to expect from the man. (Check out some freebie's here) And am very much looking forward to catching him play next month at Thirsty Ear's 5th Birthday at The Harley. But until then... Bon Appétit

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Friday, 31 August 2012


DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot & DJ Food mixed up a storm last night when they made a live mix re-making the Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique'. An absolute bobby belter of a mix collaboration, it made the mundane task of chipping tiles off the kitchen wall seem almost like fun as I listened on Strongroom Alive. Check it out...

From Solid Steel....
 3 years ago Solid Steel DJs Cheeba, Moneyshot and Food had the idea of collaborating on a version of the Beastie Boys‘ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ album made entirely from the original sample sources, shortly after Moneyshot aired his mix of their ‘Check Your Head’ album in the same way.
Finally the result is here, titled ‘Caught In The Middle Of A 3-Way Mix’ - each of them have taken a third of the album to work on and combined their efforts into a mix that will make you hear it in a new way. Aside from the original sample sources they’ve included commentary from the Beasties, vintage interviews, demo versions and much more.
The mix was over half way completed when they heard the tragic news of MCA‘s death in May so the impetus to finish it was instantly doubled and new meaning given to the project. It goes without saying that this is also a tribute to Adam Yauch and the legacy he left behind and we hope it will be embraced by Beastie fans around the globe.
Caught In The Middle of A 3-Way Mix - a tribute to The Beastie Boys' 'Paul's Boutique' album
The presented version on Strongroom Alive can be found here;
DJ Cheeba:
To All The Girls:
Mike D - Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Idris Mohammed - Loran's Dance - Kudu
Beastie Boys - Triple Trouble (Accapella) - Capitol Records
Beastie Boys - Paul Revere - (DIY Accapella)
Fatboy Slim - The Weekend Start Here - Skint Records
Beastie Boys - 3 MCs and 1 DJ (Accapella) - Capitol Records
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells - Def Jam Recordings
Beastie Boys - Ch Ch Ch Check it Out (Accapella) - Capitol Records
Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (Accapella) - Capitol Records
David Berman - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Shake Your Rump:
Alphonze Mouzon - Funky Snakefoot - Blue Note
Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (Accapella) - Capitol Records
Rose Royce - 6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock) - MCA Records
Rose Royce - Born To Love You - MCA Records
John King - The History of The Dust Brothers (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Mike D - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Diana Ross & The Supremes - No Matter What Sign You Are - Tamla Mowtown
The Sugar Hill Gang - 8th Wonder - Sugar Hill Records
Rose Royce - Daddy Rich - MCA Records
Alan Moorhouse - Soul Skimmer - KPM Music
Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown - Unity Part 2 (Accapella) - Polydor
Funky 4+1 - Thats The Joint - Sugar Hill Records
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved - Island Records
Rose Royce - Yo Yo - MCA Records
Mike D - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Black Oak Arkansas - Hot and Nasty - ATCO Records
Paul Humphrey - Super Mellow - Inner City Records
Harvey Scales - Dancing Room Only - Casablanca Records
Ronnie Laws - Tell me Something Good - Blue Note
Johnny Ryall:
Kurtis Blow - AJ Skratch - Mercury
Paul McCartney - Momma Miss America - Apple Records
Beastie Boys - Johnny Ryall (Accapella) - Capitol Records
Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff - Stax
Chris Stein - Military Breakbeat - 360 Records
Pink Floyd - One Of These Days - Harvest
Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band - ATCO Records
MCA - Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
David Bromberg - Sharon - Columbia
LL Cool J - Discusses the Beastie Boys (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Mike D - Pauls Boutique Release Party (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Lightnin' Rod - Sport - United Artists Records
WYFF News - Which Came First...? (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Beastie Boys - Eggman - (DIY Accapella)
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly - Buddah Records
Tower of Power - Drop It In The Slot - Warner Bros. Records
Elvis Costello - Pump it Up - Radar Records
John Williams - The Theme From Jaws - MCA Records
Public Enemy - You're Gonna Get Yours - Def Jam Recordings
Bernard Herrmann - Suite For Strings - Sony Classical
Mike D & MCA - Pauls Boutique Audio Commentary (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
Sly and The Family Stone - Dance To The Music - Epic
The Commodores - I'm Ready - Tamla Mowtown
Public Enemy - Bring The Noise - Def Jam Recordings
High Plains Drifter:
Interview with The Eagles introduction (Dialogue) - YouTube Rip
The Eagles - Those Shoes - Asylum Records
The Fatback Band - Put Your Love (In My Tender Care) - Polydor
DJ Moneyshot Outro
DJ Moneyshot - "Can't Stand DJ Cheeba Intro" - mp3
Sounds Of Science:
The Beatles - The End - Apple Records
Beastie Boys - Sounds of Science (DIY acapella) - Capitol Records
James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved - Polydor
Paul's Boutique - Audio Commentary - Capitol Records
Beastie Boys - Sounds of Science - Capitol Records
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) - Capitol Records
BDP - My Philosophy - Jive
The Beatles - When I'm 64 - Capitol Records
Issac Hayes - Walk from Regio's - Polydor
3 Minute Rule:
Paul's Boutique - Audio Commentary - Capitol Records
Beastie Boys - 3 Minute Rule - Capitol Records
Fancy - Feel Good - Big Tree Records
Sly & The Family Stone - Brave And Strong - Epic
Beastie Boys - 3 Minute Rule (DIY acapella) - Capitol Records
Sly & The Family Stone - Poet - Epic
Loggins & Messina - Your Mama Don't Dance - CBS
Hey Ladies:
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie - De-Lite Records
Disco Dave & The Force Of the Five MC's - High Powered Rap - Mixmaster Mike and Disco Dave Records
Afrika Bambaataa - Jazzy Sensation - Tommy Boy Music
Jeanette Lady Day - Come Let Me Love You - Prelude Records
Beastie Boys - Hey Ladies (acapella) - Capitol Records
Cameo - Shake Your Pants - Chocolate City
The Bar-Kays - Holy Ghost - Stax
Kurtis Blow - Party Time - Mercury
Zapp - Dancefloor - Warner Bros. Records
James Brown - Funky President - Polydor
The P-Funk Allstars - Pumpin' It Up - Epic
The Commodores - Machine Gun - Motown
The Sweet - Ballroom Blitz - Capitol Records
5 Piece Chicken Dinner:
Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell - Shuckin' The Corn - Warner Bros. Records
DJ Moneyshot - Rinse Out Jungle ish - mp3
Looking Down The Barrel Of A Gun:
Tougher Than Leather dialogue sample - New Line Cinema
Ocean - Put Your Hand In The Hand - Kama Sutra
Paul's Boutique - Audio Commentary - Capitol Records (dialogue)
Beastie Boys - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun (acapella) - Capitol Records
Pink Floyd - Time - Harvest
Mountain - Mississippi Queen - Stateside
Incredible Bongo Band - Last Bongo In Belgium - Pride
Beastie Boys - Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun - Capitol Records
YouTube Audio - MTV 1998 Beastie Boys Biography - MTV (dialogue)
DJ Food:
Car Thief:
Funk Factory - Rien Ne Va Plus (ATCO Records)
Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over (Instr.) (B-Boy Records)
Trouble Funk - Drop The Bomb (Jamtu Records)
Beastie Boys - Car Thief (acappella) (Capitol)
The Jackson 5 - I'll Bet You (Motown)
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man (Pye Records)
Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick (Atlantic)
What Comes Around:
Gene Harris - Put On Train (Blue Note)
Alice Cooper - It's Hot Tonight (Warner Bros. Records)
Sly & The Family Stone - Loose Booty (Epic)
Funky 4+1 - That's The Joint (Sugarhill Records)
Rose Royce - Do Your Dance (Whitfield Records)
The Sugarhill Gang - Sugarhill Groove (Sugarhill Records)
Trouble Funk - Say What? (D.E.T.T. Records)
Ballin' Jack - Never Let 'Em Say (Columbia)
The Fatback Band - King Tim III (Personality Jock) (Spring Records)
James Brown - Funky Drummer (King Records/Polydor)
Ask For Janice:
Paul's Boutique radio ad (cassette) (dialogue)
B-Boy Bouillabaisse -
59 Christie Street:
Burundi Black - Burundi Black (Barclay)
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (Polydor)
Run DMC - Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) (Profile)
Cerrone - Rocket In The Pocket (Live) (CBS)
Fab 5 Freddy - Change Le Beat (Celluloid)
Boogie Down Productions - My Philosophy (Jive)
Stop That Train:
Southside Movement - Save The World (20th Century Records)
Beastie Boys - Stop That Train (acappella) (Capitol)
Scotty - Draw Your Brakes (Trojan Records)
A Year And A Day:
Tower Of Power - Ebony Jam (Warner Bros. Records)
The Isley Brothers - That Lady (Epic)
Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (on 45 rpm) (Atlantic)
Disco Dave & the Force of the Five MC's - High Powered Rap (Mixmaster Mike and Disco Dave Records)
Hello Brooklyn:
Led Zeppelin - When The Levee Breaks (on 33rpm) (Atlantic)
Beastie Boys - Hello Brooklyn (demo version)
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (CBS/Columbia)
Dropping Names:
The Meters - Hey Pocky A Way (Reprise Records)
The Sweet - Into the Night (RCA Victor)
The Crusaders - The Well's Gone Dry (Blue Thumb / ABC Records)
Bob Marley interview with the BBC (dialogue)
Lay It On Me:
Kool & The Gang - Let The Music Take Your Mind (De-lite)
Mike On The Mic:
Love Bug Starski - Starski, Live At The Disco Fever (Fever Records)
Chic - Good Times (Atlantic)
Beastie Boys - A.W.O.L. (Capitol)
Trouble Funk - Good To Go (4th & Broadway)
Idris Muhammed - Loran's Dance (Kudu)
Beastie Boys - Sureshot (acappella) (Capitol/Grand Royal)
Rakim - Dedication (mp3) (dialogue)

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Thursday, 23 August 2012

Better than a free Parker pen, just for enquiring...

Very much looking forward to Shambala this weekend and all the class acts that are on, will be certain to catch Parker amongst others (Friday,Kamikaze Stage 12:45-2)
A firm favourite when it comes to knocking out a killer mixtape on a regular basis (check 'em), a tough decision when it comes to choosing which one to go with. So we may as well go with the latest, a little 30 min mix from his soundcloud and a few words of wisdom to boot! 

Check it out...

He Says

..."If this is the first time you've heard this new mix then you're not on my mailing list, those folks got this last week! If you don't want to wait the next time I put something out, you need to sign up here: (PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS WHEN SIGNING UP!)  
If you think this is worth actual currency then you can donate here:  
With the ‘did it’ mix series done and dusted it’s time to start a whole new story, and so we begin with chapter 1: From Behind The Bookcase!  
Emalkay – When I Look At You (Parker hop chop edit)  
Young Frankenstein (20th Century Fox)  
Professor Green – Jungle (High Rankin Remix) – (Neon Steve Rub-A-Dub)  
Parker – Shakedown  
Hijack – The Badman is Robbin (Acapella)  
Xilent – Choose Me (Featurecast Remix)  
Opiuo – Moose Tooth  
Tipper – Snake Eyes  
Police Squad – Testimony of Evil (Paramount Television)  
Julio Bashmore – Battle For Middle You (Jim Rivers Future Bristol Boogie Re Rub)  
The Living Graham Bond – Warehouse Bird  
Major Lazer- Pon De Floor  
Kraak & Smaak – Let’s Go Back (feat. Romanthony) (Hint Remix)  
Kate Bush – This Woman’s Work (Parker Remix)  
Soundbwoy Addiction – Jungle Sess (Private mix)  
Greg James (BBC Radio 1)  
Dorian Lord – Behind the Bookcase (ABC)  
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir (Parker Remix)  
Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1)  
Bjork – Venus as a Boy (Parker Remix)  
Joker – The Vision  
Mz Bratt – Selecta (Acapella)  
Parker – Nowhere to Hide ft Sarah Scott  
Five Minute Mysteries – The Book Case (MBS)  
Foreign Beggars – What’s Good feat Lazer Sword  
Stickybuds – West Coast Bass Killer  
SPY – Pressure Drop  
Lenzman – Broken Dreams  
Ram Trilogy – No Reality (Noisia Remix)  
Pigeon John – The Bomb (Acapella)  
Diego & The Dissidents – Cosmic Dust (Parker Remix)  
London Elektricity – U Gotta B Crazy (Enei Remix)  
Break – The Only Way  
Colm K – Basics (Part Time Heroes Remix)  
The Beekeepers – Dark Ascending  
The Naked City (Universal Studios)

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Friday, 10 August 2012

A little piece of me

Finally managed to get this mixtape finished off before I head off for a couple of weeks in the South, nothing too fresh going on; just a little bit of fun I had whilst waiting for the gas man. 50 minutes of funk taken from the 'new downloads 3' folder on the lappy. It's a bit all over the chippy; and I really need to send myself back to Scratching 101, however my little brother has been on at me to put something up for him for a while so here you are, Gail, this one is for you pal.


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Friday, 3 August 2012

Music to ride a bike to

Another Friday mix bomb - and a return to Solid Steel for an Olympic themed couple of hours from Ninja Tune's finest; Coldcut.

...It's a sport related show this week and Coldcut drop a mix dedicated to all things cycling, taking in a few left turns, one or two wobbles and plenty of freewheeling in support of Critical Mass. You'll ride past music for the self propelled from artists like Brentford Allstars, Nazareth, The Orb and Autechre, before reaching the end of the road with Tour De France by Kraftwerk...

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Who's next...?

These boys killed it on Saturday, along with Akil they delivered an amazing live show. Sadly I was helping a rather 'Shakey' friend relocate the contents of his pockets after a tumble so missed the end of the set but at least I can get down to this mix; which they have put together to show their love for Lovebox, without any such distractions. 

"Ladies and Gentlemen. Today on the eve of London’s weekend of love, we bring you a special new full-on Nextmen mix spanning those artists that have played Lovebox over the past ten years, from Blondie and The Human League to Chase & Status and Katie B.  The Nextmen vs Lovebox 2012 - 10 Years Of Love."

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Electric Treats

I've been a busy lad the last few weeks, Tramlines proved to be a success. Followed by an impromptu visit to the Isle of Man to visit the fam, and then straight into Electric Beach down at Watergate Bay, Cornwall. Hong Kong Ping Pong got the party moving whilst The Breaks Collective rinsed it out finishing with an amazing 3 minute megamix of Hip Hop's greatest bangers. Nextmen killed it with J5 's Akil on MC duties, and to round it off none other than De La Soul played to an electric crowd as the sun set. So to kick things off, lets start with a little HKPP....

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Thursday, 26 July 2012


A superb little video to start the day with, Cut Chemist - The Garden Live with the Seattle Symphony. Good to see what people can do when they all decide to play nice together! 

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fat Chicks Welcome

 After what ended up being another kidney explodingly  enormous weekend at Tramlines (big ups to Woody, Irk &  thoroughly well sound dude - Roy Moneyshot, whom I got the chance to chat to after the gig) I've finally managed to remove my head from my hoop and get back on it... I mean back on here...    Yes, time for another slice of Skratch Bastid with his latest mix which is a strictly 100% female thang. This  mixtape has got Summer chill written all over it, just what you want on a glorious Tuesday morn...From The Gaff:

Where does 2 years of 2 dj's lives go when they're not playing shows, being here, there & everywhere? Ladies & gentlemen, let us present you: SOUL SISTERS, STAND UP! The long awaited mix that you've heard us hinting at, emerges July 17th, summer of 2012. This Concept Mix continues the evolution of the DJ for the 21st century, bringing you part DJ MIx, the tracks, & part Dj album, what's BETWEEN the tracks
The Voices and Messages from The Soul Sisters of the 60's & 70's, during radical times in humanity's development, covered such issues as: Women's Emancipation, the Age Of Aquarius, Husbands & Lovers & Fathers sent to War, burgeoning record labels, African American Equality, the american dream; you name it, these chick's dealt with it. Nina, Marlena, Marva, Freda, Aretha, Patti, Lyn, and on and on, they are all an integral part of our musical history and culture, and have shaped the lives of millions and millions of not only our preceding generation, but also ours through legendary status, immortal songs, and the sampling of hip hop culture.
As Bastid says; "this is probably the mixtape that i've worked the hardest on, ever. Gaff and I spent countless hours figuring out just how to give you the goods, and here it is"
 Yes. I can verify this. there are segments that you hear that last but a few seconds, but took literally hours and sometimes multiple days just getting that one blend right. Countless versions and tests, Countless songs we LOVE but couldn't include for the almighty flow and sequencing to bring you not just another DJ mix, but also a work of Art, using all our skills and love of the craft to our fullest.
I couldn't be more proud of the final product of this mix and working with The Bastid for 2 years with it has created a mix that is extremely rewarding for all of us 
ENJOY IT, and love it!

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Gin & Win

Am in all sorts of wonderful places about seeing Moneyshot, Irk & Woody this evening at the Plug. Here is what I listen to when I shit myself with excitement...

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Sunday, 15 July 2012


Cut Chemist releases The Litmus Test mixtape to Soundcloud inviting you to play 'guess that tune' with a half hour mix of everything he released over a 10 year period. He says:

 "A mix of everything you thought you heard" There is a piece from every release I ever put out from 1992 to 2002 in this mix. There are pieces from a UCLA art student cd release, an underground rap compilation cassette, J5, Ozomatli, mix cds with Shadow, remixes, etc...its all in there. I encourage folks to identify every piece. Its never been done.
via RA
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Friday, 13 July 2012

One itchy mother fubber

A little Hip-Hop to get the day going, Skratch Bastid always manages to get the job done. His latest mix is 54ish minutes of Raps finest spanning from 89-93. And if you like the idea of loads of free mash-ups too download and rock out, check his Souncloud for tons of material. Pure class, as always...

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A big fat spinny

Once again Spinforth has compiled a killer list of downloadable treats for us to use. Part of UK DJ ensemble Hongkongpingpong, Spinforth's been scouring the Internet for an impressive 64 outings, ensuring DJ's up and down the country have a fresh arsenal of Wu-Bangers to compliment their sets. And a particularly massive (and downloadable, hereScour this week consisting of 32 offerings, worthy of a few electrons on your hard drives. So get them downloaded, and if you haven't already done so, check out his back catalogue of Scour-ness... You'll not be disappointed. Finally, get yourself over to his Facebook page and get liking so you'll never miss out on another Scour.
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Tuesday, 10 July 2012

On the rob...

Great mixtape from The Kleptones to start your day with. Funked up beats looped together with some true party bangers makes for a killer set - this is not to be missed!

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No shirking, now

Tramlines next week looks like it's going to be a big one. Free festival around Sheffield where many of the city's establishments open up their doors to put on a whole host of free parties with a who's who of talent performing. For me Thirsty Ear's offering in Plug on the Saturday night looks particularly boss, with DJ Woody performing his Turntables in Technicolor set (to which there is a taste of this, HERE) alongside the ever eclectic DJ Moneyshot and the hardest working man in no business, DJ Irk. And so ahead of this colossal meeting of the Titans, DJ Irk has knocked together Vol. 10 of the Irked collection. Enjoy...

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This ain't no Wiff Waff

Honk Kong Ping Pong are back again with another instalment. Here's what they said...

Well it’s about frikkin’ time, Mixtape #8 is here, bigger, better, bangier then ever before! BIG shouts to all the artists who feature, with out you none of this would be possible, extra big shouts to Ghetto Funk for being awesome and to all you lot out there who get what we do, your sweaty happy faces make it all worth while! You’re crazy, I like you, but you’re crazy! xx
01: Intro
02: The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Deep River (JPOD remix)
03: Beastie Boys – Ugly Lovely (Slow and Low Remix!)
04: Mr Dero – Ten Feet Tall (Jstar Instrumental Version)
05: Skeewiff – Dont Rock The Boat
06: Gmf Aka Grand Mother’S Funck Feat Akil The Mc – Do (Mr. Confuse Remix)
07: Jinx In Dub – Traffic Jammin’
08: Nynfus Corperation – Yetti
09: C2C – The Beat (Original Mix)
10: PRofit – Push Back (Nick Thayer Remix)
11: Dj Maars – Loose Juice
12: Stickybuds vs Mista Savona – Clean Air Feat Burro Banton (Dub Mix)
13: La Princesa De La Cumbia (Fort Knox Five Remix)
14: WBBL – Talkin Bout My Baby
15: Hong Kong Ping Pong – Wheres Me Washboard
16: JFB – Social Know-How
17: Slynk – Boomin
18: Ray Charles – This Little Girl Of Mine (Hong Kong Ping Pong Remix)
19: WBBL – Danger Machine
20: Nero – Must Be The Feeling (Delta Heavy Remix)
21: Nick Thayer – Like Boom feat Wizard Sleeve, NFA & Kaba Jones (Original Mix)
22: Etta James – Something’s Got a Hold On Me (Golden Toast Remix)
23: Drumattic Twins – Meeting Point (Herbgrinder Remix)
24: Hong Kong Ping Pong – Big Black Boots
25: Defkline & Red Polo Vs Dancefloor – Wonderfull World
26: Wood N Soo – Attack Jam
27: Freestylers feat Alaska – Bounce To This (Pimpsoul Remix)
28: Freestylers feat Alaska – Bounce To This (Original Mix)
29: Smalltown DJs feat Trigga Nom – Loving The Vibe (Deekline Remix)
30: Funk You Very Much – Minnie The Smoocher
31: Basement Freaks – Get Out Of my Head (Basement Freaks Mush Up)
32: Plug 1 & Plug 2 present First Serve – Must B The Music (Zed Bias Old School Dub)
33: Fog – Aftershock
34: Aries – Herbsmoke (GOLD Remix)
35: Rusko – Whistle Crew
36: Nick Thayer – Facepalm (Dodge & Fuski Remix)
37: Mooqee & Pimpsoul ft Bianca Gerald – Feeling Good (Tantrum Desire Mix)
38: Aries, Gold, Bevan & Andy Sim – Sun Is Shining
39: The Wildlife Collective aka Ed Solo, DJ Deekline & Simon M – No No No (You Don”t Love Me)
40: Slynk – Bad Duppy Walk
41: Skeewiff – Crazy, crazy

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Thursday, 5 July 2012

They will make your eyes water...

Tasty mixtape from The Allergies to act stoopid to. DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat have put together the mix Magnificent Speeds Vol 1. Here's what they said...

To put our sound in a bit of a context, here's a nifty little half hour mix of things we dig, and beats that move our feet. Plus, treats from our Soundcloud page. Hope you enjoy.

The Allergies - Magnificent Speeds Vol 1
R. Crumb dialogue - Crumb
Southside Movement - I've Been Watching You (part 2)
The Roots - Get Busy (acapella)
Beathoven - The Funky Devastate pt 1
Jaylib - Raw Shit (instrumental)
Nas - Made You Look (acapella)
The Slew - It's All Over
Gramatik - Take It Back
Boca 45 - Divine
Bonobo - Flutter
Jurassic 5 - W.O.E Is Me (acapella)
The Allergies - Just A Ride
K-Os - Man I Used To Be
Aspects - Bristol Fingers
Chubby Digits - De-Composed
Ghost - It's All Love
Voldmars - Mongorian Drummer
Roxanne Shante - Big Momma (acapella)
Swollen Members - Fuel Injected
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - T.R.O.Y (The Allergies Revisit)

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Strawberry Surprise

Amazing what this Great British Summer is doing to the garden. A couple of days ago it was looking like a sad year in strawberry town then went out today and BANG! Nature's candy a-pleanty!
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Nice little Drum and Bass mix from Dub Pistol's DJ Barry Ashworth to get you on your way this morning. Their new album Worshipping the Dollar is doing good things for me at the moment, too. A sweet selection of Bass heavy Ska, D&B and Hip-Hop rollers with guest vocalists galore, defiantly one to be checked out. Pin It

Monday, 2 July 2012

Phat Controller

Off to a demonstration of this device in a couple of weeks, amazing to see how quickly this technology is evolving and integrating into traditional DJing techniques. Moldover shows us where he's at. Pin It

What is Homefriends?

A little mix that has kept me amused for a few days now, pop-tastic smile inducer Homefriends by Ross One & Harley Viera-Newton. Skilful blends of tunes I don't usually find myself listening to, but enjoy none the less This is what I'd want Radio 1 to be all the time. Guest starring Alexa Chung, Sean Kinney, Josephine de la Baume, Rio Viera-Newton, Stauds, and Derek Blasberg

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Surfs up!

A random image captured from the mosh pit at Ghostfest at the weekend. By far my scariest photo job I've taken. Foolishly didn't take into account the dress code of these kind of things, I stuck out like a sore thumb as I headed into the carnage with my uninsured camera around my neck and pastel linen shirt my back. 
Thankfully managed to get enough pictures of the bands without becoming the subject of an uninvited crowd surf. 

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Saturday, 30 June 2012

B-Side - Smash it up mix

Cracking little mix from DJ B-Side - made my Saturday morning, this did. Choc full of bangers and his own edits. You may want to turn your speakers upside down to appreciate the full bass in face experience.

1. Public Service - B-Side 
2. Ike's School - Featurecast 
3. Crowd Murder - Stickybuds 
4. Shimmy Shimmy Ya (WBBL remix) - ODB 
5. Insane In The Brain (B-Side edit) - Cypress Hill 
6. Ooooh! - Featurecast 
7. Two Blue - B-Side 
8. Massive Jungle (demo) - B-Side 
9. All The Girls - B-Side 
10. Yeah! (demo) - B-Side 
11. Doggs Booty - Noddinig Doggs 
12. Bettys Beat - Dancefloor Outlaws 
13. Handz Up - J-Roc 
14. Sometimes - Warson & DJ Noz 
15. Throwing It Wild - B-Side feat. MC Kyla 
16. Bass Down Low (B-Side & Detta static mix) - The Cataracs 
17. Shamboozie (WBBL remix) (B-Side vocals edit) - Bob James 
18. Golden Age (Pimpsoul jam) - Astroid Galaxy Tour 
19. She Wants To Moomb - Hong Kong Ping Pong 
20. Toot It Up remix - DJ Yoda & Nick Thayer feat Gotti Boi Chris 
21. Step Into Our World (Dave Nada Moombahton edit) - KRS1 
22. Freak (Trashtray mix)(D&B edit) - Drumsound & Bassline Smith 
23. Don't Deny It - Stickybuds 
24. G Thing - B-Side 
25. Ghost Town - Ed Solo & Deekline feat. DJ Concept

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