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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Help me compile an old school hip hop love song compilation

This is something I've been wanting to do for a long time but just never got around to it. Got any good ideas for an old school hip hop love song compilation? Please post your contributions in the comments and when I get a decent list going I'll post it up. I'd like to keep it before 1994 and more along the lines of slower R&B hip hop but post up whatever you can think of.

The obvious song is I Need Love but if you can think of songs in this vein I'd appreciate it.

Songs compiled so far:

Big Daddy Kane - The Day You're Mine
Three Times Dope - Funky Dividends
Da King And I - Tears (and the Darp Vibe Mix)
Stetsasonic - Float On
The Real Roxanne - Oh Darlin (Like We Used To) and Infatuated
Red Hot Lover Tone - Lil Boy Blue
Tim Dog - Secret Fantasies
Positively Black - Quiet Storm
Chi Ali - In My Room and Age Ain't Nothing But A #
Yomo & Maulkie - For The Love Of Money
K-9 Posse - If My Heart Could Speak
Kings Of Pressure - Call Me On The Telephone
Davy D - Feel 4 U and Ooh Girl
Chubb Rock & Howie Tee - Girl I Love You
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - A Rapper's Love Song
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Lots Of Lovin
Slick Rick - Teenage Love
MC Shan - She's Gone
MC Shan - Left Me Lonely
LL Cool J - I Need Love
World Class Wrecking Cru - Turn Off The Lights
Whodini - One Love
MC Hammer - Have You Seen Her
LL Cool J - I Want You
Hi-C - Sitting In The Park
Fila Fresh Crew - I Wanna Know What Love Is
Fat Boys - Falling In Love
Fat Boys - Love You Down
bvsmp-i need you
dj magic mike-come back home
doc box & b fresh slow love
sir mix a lot-romantic interlude
Heavy D & the Boyz - I Can Make You Go Oooh
Heavy D & the Boyz - The Lover's Got What You Need
Akienely - Put It In Your Mouth
Doug E Fresh - The Plane
Big Daddy Kane - To Be Your Man
Mantronix - Love Letter (Dear Tracy)
Steady B - Cheatin Girl
True Mathematics - For The Lover In You
Black Rock N Ron - True Feelings
EDO. G & Da Bulldogs - Love Comes and Go
Xtracts of Slang - Makin Love
Massive Attack - Any Love
Yaggfu Front - The Love Scene
Little Shawn - I Made Love (4 The First Time)
Lakim Shabazz - Need More Lovin
Brand Nubian - Love Me Or Leave Me Alone
King Sun - Hey Love
King Sun - Undercover Lover
Baritone Tiplove - I'm A Lover
Baritone Tiplove - A Luv Song
Bizzie Boyz - I Think I'm In Love
Slick Rick - A Love That's True
Mellow Man Ace - B-Boy I Love
Mystidious Misfts - Misfit Love
Heavy D & The Boyz - Nuttin But Love
Heavy D & Eclipse - Fools In Love
Strugglin Souls - Who's The One You Love
E.S.P. - Tell Me You Love Me
Crusaders For Real Hip Hop - We Love The Hotties
Top Choice Clique - Made For Love
Bush Babees - The Love Song
Treacherous Three - Love Rap
Kwame - Hai Love
Foundation 7 - Love Aint Like This
Biz Markie - Young Girl Bluez
Digital Underground - Whassup Wit The Luv
Digital Underground - Digital Lover
DJ Quick - I Got That Feelin
DJ Quick - It'z Your Fantasy
DJ Quick - Tha Ho In You
EDO. G & Da Bulldogs - Bed Partner
EDO. G & Da Bulldogs - Me And You Girl
Father MC - I Come Correct
Father MC - Red Lace Lingerie
Father MC - Close To You
Father MC - One Night Stand
Kool Moe Dee - I Like It Nasty
Kurtis Blow - Daydreamin
Little Shawn - I Got What U Need
Little Shawn - I'd Love 2
Positively Black - Ebony Princess
Red Hot Lover Tone - Pussy's All That
The Audio Two - The Freshest Slowest Jam
Grandmaster Melle Mel & the Furious Five - Yesterday
Kaos - Let's Do It Again
King Sun - Hey Love
Heavy D & The Boyz - Don't You Know
BVSMP- I Need You
III Most Wanted - My Love Is True
UTFO - Fairy Tale Lover
Hard Knocks - Ghetto Love
Grand Puba - Baby Whats Your Name
MC Shy D - I Dont Want To Treat You Wrong
Donald D - Letters I'll Never Send
Geto Boys - I Tried
Kaos - Lets Do It Again
Rated X - Be Cool To Your Girl
Devin - Unity For u & Me
Eric B & Rakim - Keep The Beat
Maestro Fresh Wes  - Private Symphony

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Junior Gee - Caveman Rock

I probably mentioned elsewhere on this blog to not really knowing about the existence of rap music until 1983 when this record was released and even then it was just the b-boying thing; the undying interest in the music didn't come until the year after. I bought this only last year for a fiver and it's fine example of the influences US hip hop music was having on us lot on this side of 'the pond'. It's a long 'un too clocking in at just under 11 minutes for the vocal track which is really just vocal and instrumental tracks joined together to make one long disco party cut with a proper instrumental on the flip credited to the Funk Masters whoever they are. I remember seeing him performing live on the Electro Rock video and as far as I'm aware the only other record JG went on to record was 'The Terminator' in 1987 which is alright. I've got a copy. And a copy of the remix too.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Poor Righteous Teachers - Time To Say Peace


  1. Time To Say Peace (Remix)
  2. Time To Say Peace (Original Version)
  3. Butt Naked Booty Bless
  4. Butt Naked Booty Bless (Instrumental)
  5. Word Is Bond

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bill Deal & The Rhondels - Tuck's Theme

A monster of a break that, to my knowledge was first used by People Under The Stairs on the the track, 'A.S.S.H.O.L.E.' on the debut LP 'The Next Step' which is possibly their heaviest work to date and I think they're excellent. Others that come to mind are a UK cut called 'French Guitar Lessons' by Beats In Progress which came out in the mid 'noughties' and more recently check this post here as one of the tracks samples it to great effect. There must be others but those two are the inspiration for this. I'm not sure of the release year as there isn't one stated on the label or the picture sleeve, (which features Bill and his five Rhondels looking pretty dapper I have to say) but I'd take a guess at very early seventies. This is actually the B-side and there's no mention of this on the sleeve at all as 'Swingin' Tight' must've been the style of the day but unfortunately there's nothing special about the A-side offering so you'll be glad it's only a couple of minutes long. I know I was. I didn't pay too much for this, maybe a few quid some years ago now but it's a decent track overall especially when you know what's coming around the 2:10 mark. If it's new to you then strap yourself in 'cos it's likely to knock you sideways.

  1. Swingin' Tight
  2. Tuck's Theme

Sunday, July 11, 2010

EPMD - You Gots To Chill

I read a recently published interview with Erick & Parrish in the latest Waxpoetics magazine and from the not over revealing Q & A session I was reminded of two things. One, I only ever bought two 12"s by EPMD, 'Crossover', (for the B-side) and this one right here. Two, this is a arguably one of the best records made during the so called 'golden era' of hip hop music. Erick Sermon was no bomb squad type. He found a good break and just looped it, nothing fancy and that's probably why their first and second albums were so good because he kept it simple. I personally still appreciate them as much as when I first purchased them in Warp records on Division Street in Sheffield (now a costa coffee shop, yay..). I'm pretty sure this is an easy acquisition so my advice would be to get it got if you don't have it. It'll be fine, it says 1988 on the label.

  1. Club Version
  2. Radio Version
  3. Dub Version
  4. Acapella
  5. Dubapella

Friday, July 02, 2010

Akinyele - Ak Ha Ha! Ak Hoo Hoo? 12" Single (1993)

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Requested by Jamal

Classic 12 inch here from a classic album with dope production by Large Professor and scratches by Rob Swift.

    A1 - Ak Ha Ha! Ak Hoo Hoo? (Clean)
    A2 - Ak Ha Ha! Ak Hoo Hoo? (Instrumental)
    B1 - Ak Ha Ha! Ak Hoo Hoo? (LP Version)
    B2 - Dear Diary (LP Version)

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Red Hot Lover Tone - Pussy's All That 12" Single (1992)

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Re-Up for Jamal. Enjoy!

    A1 - Pussy's All That (Dirty Mix)
    A2 - Pussy's All That (Clean Vocal)
    A3 - Pussy's All That (Dirty Instrumental)
    B1 - D.I.Y.M. (Dirty Vocal Mix)
    B2 - D.I.Y.M. (Instrumental)
    B3 - D.I.Y.M. (Clean Vocal Mix)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ray Rock & K.C. - The Incredible Ray

It's Sunday once again so I've picked a crate of records I haven't looked at for ages and decided that this one is in need of a little exposure in case you forgot about it. I don't remember paying much for this, probably about 3 or 4 quid a few years ago but it's a solid tune, nothing fancy, just hard rockin' drum machine driven old school niceness.

  1. The Incredible Ray
  2. Freestyling
  3. Voices without Music

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Duke - Recorded Delivery-The Royal Male EP

Decent effort by one of the UK's most well known MCs after he dropped the 'MC' of course.

  1. The Dog Catcher
  2. I'm Comin'
  3. Night Train

Def Tex - Herbs & Verbs

'Tales Of What Daddy Did' was always a fave of mine although the subject matter is not, I guess you could say, anything to like. I don't know if all these came with the lyric sheet to said track but mine did.

Def Tex - Tutorial Sessions

Superb first installment of the instrumental mini LP series from UK undergrounders Def Tex. I have all three but this is the most scarce and the best I think. Yeah, it is..

Monday, May 17, 2010

Arthur Baker - Breaker's Revenge

I had a go at Beat Street just recently for being a bit rubbish but I think this record, albeit not by any means a hardcore hip hop record, is a corker.A bit of a boring Sunday was on the cards yesterday so I grabbed a crate of records and this was the pick of the bunch as I hadn't heard it for a long time. 1984 eh, those were the days my friend..

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Jimmy Dockett - You Need Lovin' (So Do I)

Once upon a time I was a budding DJ. I started off just mixing the records I already had but then came the breaks and I was hooked. The UBB series was the only commercial source where you got 8-10 tracks with a decent and often well known break on each cut so that seemed to be the way to go. I bought 'em all first time around including the elusive first press of volume 8, (which is not this one or this one) which was pulled almost as quickly as it was released due to copyright infringements or something, not sure of the whole story there. After I quit the deejaying thing due to lagging interest I carried on buying the wax as that's a more difficult habit to kick and I came across this little beauty. I'm pretty sure it's never been used as a base on any release to date, maybe on the odd DJ set,(which is where I first clapped ears on it), at some b-boy throwdown type thing as it's certainly one for the breakers. I'm not sure if attempting to share my enthusiasm for breaks is going to go down well and I hope Mach is ok with me posting such records but we'll give it a go shall we. Your comments both positive and negative are most welcome.

Friday, April 30, 2010

JD Krush - Krush Style

Here's a record I bought in '86 that I haven't played since '86, probably. It's alright I guess, not a standout track by any means but the beat was (and still is) the thing and this has a large one. Just three cuts, Radio, Long and Instrumental versions. I prefer 'Rappin Insane' and will get a copy one day I'm sure.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gang Starr - Code Of The Streets

My favourite record by one of the best hip hop groups of all time. Respect is due.

Monday, April 19, 2010

DJ Elliot Ness & The Untouchables - Little Cezar

I like this record a lot. It took me a while but I eventually bagged a copy about 5 or 6 years ago for a fiver which I thought was a bargain. Couldn't believe it. A fiver. And it's mint too. It doesn't seem to get too much of a mention when it comes to what could be described as 'classics' and in truth it probably isn't but to me it's the kind of record that gives me that instant nostalgic feeling that we all really enjoy. We like to talk about it and it makes us feel good. We love to remember the halcyon days' like old men reminiscing in the pub (or the doctor's surgery..) 'cos they were better. I remember walking down the street with the 'ghetto blaster' cranked to the hilt blasting this one out and people giving me funny looks. I didn't care though. Life's too short and they needed to hear it. So do you.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - Superrappin'

Quality real old school disco rap and my personal fave of all time by 'the five emcees [that] sound like one'. A friend of a friend had some relatives over in Detroit in the US and after a 4 week stay over there he brought back some tapes with him of a guy called 'The Wizard' on WJLB (I think) and one of them had this cut on it which was the first time I ever heard it. I couldn't find a copy for years so when the re-issue dropped it was 6 quid well spent. Just the two tracks, vocal and instrumental on this one and a couple of spelling mistakes thrown in to annoy certain folk. Enjoy (records)..

Sunday, April 04, 2010

First Frontal Assault - Atomic Air Raid

This is the second release by the lads from the West Midlands and is my personal favourite. Staying true to form there're three variations of the same track again but I feel this record just pips the one below for hardcoreness, (if that is a word). You can't deny that the break from 'Amen Brother' and a few sirens will make your Easter day just that little bit more special.

First Frontal Assault - Bloodfire Assault

I think these guys, like many UK artists went under the radar somewhat and I also feel that if they weren't signed to this label maybe their records would be sought after more considering that they were recorded almost 20 years ago. There're three variations of the same track on here and all are presented in the firin' 'britcore' (I hate that word) style.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Pieces Of A Dream - Mt. Airy Groove

I was watching one of those Michael Holman old school DVDs this morning, volume 1 to be exact and the first one on it is some bloke called MC Easy Gee and he's rhyming to this. It's all very entertaining but the thing that kept bugging me was the DJ who kept on letting the record play too long and the rappers on the original recording are overlapping Easy Gee's rhymes. Why didn't he just flip the plastic and use the instrumental version? Anyway, I don't have an OG copy just this bootleg which I bought around 3 or 4 years ago and it's just as nice. Also, check out the producer's name mid right, I never noticed that before.

  1. Vocal
  2. Instrumental

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Disco Four - Get Busy

I've been walking to work (only part of the way) for a few months now to try and combat the inevitable middle age spread which has enabled me to listen to a lot more music than I normally would on my ipod thingy. I was trudging along in the pissing rain this morning and this came on and cheered me up a little as it's the kind of record I remember when I was a young 'un. Initial exposure for me was the B-side on John Peel's radio show and it must've been good because he played it on two seperate occasions and he didn't do that too often. The latest Fatlace podcast/radio show has some decent offerings too and they recall, albeit brief memories of John Peel's radio show as they're a couple of Northeners like myself and John Peel was the man for hip hop back then if you didn't live anywhere near that London so that's partly why I uploaded it today. And it's produced by Teddy Riley, which I'd forgotten, who made some thumpin' records before taking a turn down swingbeat & R & B Avenue and making some more commercial tunes aimed at the girls amongst us. This is quality though. Firin', speaker bustin', wife botherin', heavy drum machine driven hip hop and I love it.

  1. Get Busy (Radio Edit)
  2. Get Busy
  3. Get Busy (dub)
  4. Stomp, Stomp, Clap
  5. Stomp, Stomp, Clap (Instrumental

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Short Fat Sally - Sally's Attack

I won this on ebay last week for less than 3 quid which I thought was a bargain. I had never heard the A-side before but the B-side was always a personal fave of mine as DJ Cash Money gets busy good style on the scratching cut. I used to love the way he cut up the fat boys' 'come on beatbox play one for me', (which still sounds dope today), on 'You're A Pest' and I tried to emulate that many a time I can tell you. 'Sally's' Attack' is the inferior cut in my opinion but her name should win an award even though 'The Human Beat Breath' could be conceived to be a little disgusting sounding. Oh yeah, and they spelled 'you're' as 'your' on the label which is a schoolboy error and should've been corrected before going to press.

  1. Sally's Attack
  2. Your A Pest (Feat. Mac Fresh)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

World Class Wreckin' Cru - Best Of

I wouldn't consider myself to be a very big fan of the Wreckin' Cru but I do like the debut single a lot. Songs such as 'Juice' with it's heavy breathing, 'House Calls' and the diabolical 'Lovers' were never really my cup o' tea even though I did once own two out the last three that I mentioned. 'Surgery' however is a fine record indeed and the version on this comp, although it is not listed as such on the label or the sleeve, is a remix and a pretty good remix too even though it does sound very much like the original. I think the lyrics are brilliant too and it's one track I know all the words to and can mime to in my room whilst rockin' the b-boy stance. Yeah right. Also please, no mention of the shiny suits and lip gloss, thanks.

  1. The Fly
  2. World Class
  3. Surgery (Remix)
  4. Juice
  5. Lovers
  6. House Calls
  7. Cabbage Patch
Man, the freaks ain't freakin'

Thursday, March 11, 2010

We're still looking for more contributors!

Want to become part of To The Break Of Dawn? We're looking for anyone wanting to share out of print hip hop, electro, freestyle, dance... anything with a dope beat. Leave a comment with your email address or better yet shoot an email to machiventa858 at yahoo dot com and I'll add you to our list of funky dope contributors.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DJ Black Steel - The Original Wild Style Breakbeats

I was 'suffering' with a bit of a cold last weekend so I stayed in bed an extra couple of hours and decided to watch 'Beat Street'. Now, I haven't seen it for a number of years and I have to say, it's pretty bad (and that's bad meaning bad). I searched for the Rocksteady bits, watched Melle Mel do his thing right at the end and swiftly switched to the superior and infinitely more entertaining 'Wild Style'. The music is real hip hop, the graff is real graff and the people are the subjects of the whole thing are the real deal too, (which is obvious from the acting but what the hell). Check out the Beat Street OST if you haven't and just count how many real hip hop tracks are on there and, considering there are two volumes, it's really not that many. Compare those to the one volume of Wild Style and it goes without saying that the music is more relevant to the whole movement even now. Watch Wild Style and not Beat Street for true hip hop legends. Jazzy Jay and Kool Herc only have bit parts in Beat Street and even Melle Mel is impersonated for the first verse of the title track. What the hell were they thinking?

  1. Dixie Theme
  2. Wild Style Theme
  3. Hectic Style
  4. Down By Law
  5. Playtime
  6. The chase
  7. Wild Break
  8. Subway
  9. Crime Does Not Pay
  10. Gangbusters
  11. The Ampitheatre
  12. South Bronx Theme
  13. Military Breakbeat

Sunday, March 07, 2010

2 Live Crew - The Revelation / 2 Live

Been after this 12" for longer than I can remember now but that good-things-come-to-those-who-wait business has paid off for once. I put up the B-side scan as that is the tune I remember the most. In fact I don't remember anyone ever playing the A-side when I was a kid, it was 'bea...bea...beatbox' all the way. It could sound a little minimal to new ears but I was real pleased when it was delivered on Friday and it sounds just as fresh as the first time. To me at least.

  1. The Revelation
  2. 2 Live

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Public Enemy - Don't Rhyme For The Sake Of Riddlin'

Time for a book recommendation, yes? I've been in a PE state of mind of late after reading this one which I bought a while back now but only just got around to reading. There's some really good stuff in there with some revalatory info that's definitely worth your time. PE haven't really been at the forefront of my mind for a while now but after thoroughly digesting this my own personal interest flame has been re-ignited and afterwards I chose 'Timebomb' to kick off the musical memory lane trip as that was the debut cut for me. I was gonna post the debut single but everybody's got that and I couldn't think of any music to accompany this post that's not already been extensively covered so I've decided on this 17 minute extra off the 'Live From The House Of Blues' DVD where Chuck goes back around Roosevelt, Long Island to places of PE interest kinda like a tour guide would if you were on holiday. >.>.>.Architects Of Rap

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Mighty Rap Specialist - Order In The Court

Dope mid eighties jam and one that I didn't pick up first time around. I stumple upon this about 4-5 years ago whilst wading through an online acquaintances mp3 collection (of his own records mostly) and downloaded it 'cos of the title, which, incidentally, is the way I used to buy records in the early days as some of the people behind the counters in the stores 'didn't have time' to play a snippet of what you were interested in. Anyway, it's a really good track and I bought my own piece of wax about 2 years ago, still sealed for £2.78 which no-one on this earth could possibly sniff at.

  1. Vocal
  2. Instrumental

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wreckin' Cru - Slice / Kru Groove

When I was about 13 we formed an after school society and called it 'breaking club' and we held 'meetings' twice a week. At first we had to be chaperoned by a teacher and it usually lasted for about an hour. There were around 15 members at first but enthusiasm faded (amongst the weak..) and attendance soon dwindled to 5 and the teachers stopped showing up so we ended up staying as long as we wanted and some weeks we even stayed every day to practice on the shiny wooden floors in the hall and we all got quite good and formed a crew called 'Faze 4' (yes, that's right, there were 5 of us). After some months we all got kinda bored, the 5 became 3, we were dancing to the same music because it was too hard to get new tapes and records were non-existent until one day a new kid started, heard about the club and joined up and he brought a tape with new stuff on that we hadn't heard before. All hail the new kid (can't even remember his name, think it might be Joe) and the rebirth of 'Faze 4'. I don't need to tell you the name of the first cut that blasted out of the stereo. That's why old music is the best.

  1. Slice
  2. Kru Groove
  3. Slice (Instrumental)
  4. Kru Groove (Instrumental)

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Ultimate Force - Cuts Like These

Dope 12" from '86 with some big reverb on the beats a la 'PSK' make this your typical fare from this era. This is the kind of record I loved back when I was a young 'un, rock hard beats, no nonsense rhyming and loads of scratching. The main hook of the tune is, 'you never heard a dj with cuts like these' and whether or not that was true is immaterial really; they big up their dj and their crew and tell everyone else that they're the best. Job done.

  1. Vocal
  2. Instrumental

Monday, February 01, 2010

Leaders Of The New School - Classic Material 12" (1993)

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A1 - Classic Material (Album Vocal)
A2 - Classic Material (Remix Vocal) Remix - Diamond D
A3 - Classic Material (Album Instrumental)
B1 - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep!) (Album Vocal)
B2 - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep!) (Remix Vocal)
B3 - Spontaneous (13 MC's Deep!) (Album Instrumental)

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Shango - Shango Funk Theology (1983)

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Some more Bambaataa Funk for your minds. Courtesy of Cheesy Chees.

A1 - Shango Message
A2 - Thank You
A3 - Soca Fever
B1 - Zulu Groove
B2 - Let's Party Down

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Time Zone - Thy Will "B" Funk (1992)

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Don't know anything about this release but most things with Bambaataa involved are dope. Courtesy of Cheesy Chees

A1 - The 40oz Crew (The Drunk Mix)
A2 - The 40oz Crew (Inst. Mix)
A3 - Watch Me Now
A4 - Can You Flow
A5 - Can You Comprehend
A6 - Zulu Shout (Part 1)
B1 - Very Special (Radio Mix)
B2 - Very Special (Inst. Mix)
B3 - Zulu War Chant
B4 - In A Minute
B5 - The Zulu Shout (Part 2)

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

DJ Chuck Chill Out - Hip Hop On Wax Volume 1

It's 1984 and I'm in my mate's basement breakin' to a streetsounds electro tape, dunno which one but it could've been any one of 4 that were out at the time and in walks an 'acquaintance' shall we say, who's not really into the scene but knows some people and he stops the tape, pulls another out of his pocket and places that into the machine and presses play. We were obviously outraged and although he was a bit of a stocky individual but we had numbers so were about to lay into him (verbally) when this track came on. I had to just stand and listen, couldn't move, the thumping intro and then the 'dj chuck chill out, dj chuck chill out..wha, wha, whatcha gonna do' and the resulting cutting and scratching extravaganza just had me mesmerised for about 7 minutes and I knew I wanted, no needed that tape, (no chance of getting the wax, I was a kid and had no money). Needless to say it took me months to get it and it wasn't directly off of him, it was through numerous friends and by then the sound quality had deteriorated quite substantially but anything was better than nothing. It did take me a long time to acquire my own copy and I did have to settle for the re-issue in the end but it's the tune and the ability to hold the vinyl in my hands that I was after. To me the fact that I remember where I was the first time I heard it would indicate two things. One is how impressionable we were when we were young 'uns which is true for everyone I guess and the other is just how good this record and many others from this particular era were and still are today.

  1. Long Version
  2. Short Version
  3. Bonus Beats

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fearless Four - Dedication

A classic 12" for a cold and snowy Sunday morning. Just two cuts on here, vocal and instrumental. >>Download Here<<

Friday, January 08, 2010

Kev-E-Kev & AK-B - Keep On Doin'

Stompin' golden age 12" from '89 and a must have in my opinion. I never managed to cop the OG so had to plump for this re-issue about 4-5 years ago but that didn't bother me as it was the tune I was after. I heard this on a WBLS tape I bought from my local record store, (which was Warp Records at the time and I still have the tape), but never saw it around and then it was too late and it passed me by. There was also a reissue of 'Listen To The Man' (look how many want it) which I did own back then but traded it ages back and so I bought the repress of that too. The man Paul C is involved once again so nuff said.

  1. Keep On Doin'
  2. Ak-Apella Mix
  3. Dope Instrumental Mix
  4. Acapella Mix
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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Magnetic Force - Hip Hop Bystander

I've only had this 12" for around 3-4 years now, got it off ebay from the USA and the postage cost me 3 times as much as I paid for the wax but I wanted it and it's pretty scarce so I bit the bullet. The guy I bought it from got it from the Jam Pony Express DJ team, as you can see from the stamp, and they're pretty well known stateside I'm lead to believe. I first heard this on a Mike Allen tape from '87 that a mate recorded on a visit to London, (his only reason for visiting London that particular day). He asked me if I wanted to go but I declined after he said he was 'just going to wander the streets and get the first train back in the morning'. I really didn't fancy roughing it in London so he managed to blag someone else to go along and he did let me copy the tapes when he got back which was surprising as he could be a bit of a twat. I've not seen him for about 15 years..

  1. Vocal
  2. Instrumental
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Monday, January 04, 2010

Malcolm Mclaren - Would Ya Like More Scratchin'

6 track extravaganza by Malcolm Mclaren & the World's Famous Supreme Team and produced by the legendary record producer Trevor Horn who, amongst many others, was also responsible for Art Of Noise's 'Beatbox' and this one of course.

  1. D'ya Like Scratchin'
  2. She's looking Like A Hobo
  3. Buffalo Gals
  4. World's Famous
  5. Hobo Scratch
  6. Would Ya Like More Scratchin'