Sunday, December 24, 2006
Chronique Music - 2002
Happy Holidays my crew and my dogs. Here is Dickie Greenleaf:Bong & A Blintz. The first mix from the DG series. It was made exactly 4 years ago this week to be given out to friends as holiday gifts. The idea was to put together a mix of all the songs I was stoked on at the time regardless of genre. Like an elementary school mixtape but done in Pro Tools. Lots of good music. Tracks from: Devin The Dude, Le Knight Club, Beck, Green Velvet, DJ Quik, Basement Jaxx, Ron Isley, Johnny Cash, Tommy Guerrero... good times.
Dickie Greenleaf - Bong & A Blintz
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Peppermint Jam - 1997
My homie Rosie called me yesterday and said that he was listening to a house mixtape I made in '97 and there was some song with a dude talkin about vibes on it that was crazy hot. It could only be one song. I first heard this on Boo Williams "Strictly Jazz Unit" mix from the same year. Me and the homies were buggin out on how dope it was. So funky, so jazzy. The "dude" on it is no other than Roy Ayers narrating his way through this Mousse T produced jazzy house number. On it he claims to have not felt so funky since "Runnin' Away"! Wow! Big statement. I will say that his vibe solo on this can stand up there with the one from said classic jam.
Ferry Ultra feat Roy Ayers- Dangerous Vibes (Dangerous Jazz)
Monday, December 18, 2006
Bassbin Twins 1994
Bassbin Twins is the shit. I like 99% of the entire discography and I have that 99% on wax. This joint is from the first EP. Jungle/Reggae/Rave/Breaks/Hip-Hop/Dub/house shit. Peep the new single from BBT on iTunes, it's called Gun Down and it's funky shit fo sho. It's on Adam Freeland's Marine Parade Records. They also put out a rather firey double album called Bassbin Twins vs Marine Parade. Buy some music for once.
Bassbin Twins - EP1 Track B1
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Random 12" that more or less went unoticed. I wanna say I heard it on a DJ Craig G mix from that time. I always liked it. Could be that I'm a huge fan of Black Rob, could be the loops from Who Got The Props (Ronnie Laws) and Goin Back To Cali (Zapp). Either way, the man known then as Puff Daddy did what he does with this and it'll always have a place in the pre-11PM set.
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back '98 feat Black Rob
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Diamond Traxx 2006
I heard this in a podcast about a year back and it was listed as : "Rise And Fall (Colder's Black Shirt N Green Weed Version)." Pretty sweet name for a remix if you ask me. When I eventually found the 12" it was titled Colder Remix, kinda boring. Colder has been known to make some pretty stoney shit but this is just straight up freaky dubbed the fuck out house music. If you don't like to trip out you might flip out. Word is bond.
Nelson - Rise And Fall (Colder's Black Shirt N Green Weed Version)
Friday, December 8, 2006
About a year ago I did a mixtape for the clothing company The Hundreds. They made 1000 cd's to be given out at Magic in Feb of last year. The remaining copies were sold exclusively a Turntable Lab LA. It's all Classic LA rap joints from Dogg Pound, NWA, Cypress Hill, CMW, Above The Law and way more. .zip includes full cd at 128kbps, artwork and tracklist naming the 65 tracks used for the mix. It was a labor of love and I rep wessyde all day homie, so enjoy.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Wild Pitch 1990
This record is the shit. Fuck those biters from Snap!
45 King with the ill techno (as it was called back then) beat and Chill Rob G is one of the most overlooked MC's of that era. This is the only version of The Power that should ever be played. It's gettin kinda hectic y'all.
Power Jam feat Chill Rob G - The Power (Vocal)
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Columbia Promo 2000
Just as Columbia was getting ready to drop 50 from the label, proving unable to market a guy who would soon be one of the biggest rappers ever, they pressed this white label promo. I heard DJ Enuff drop it at drive time one day and bugged on the BDP sample. The 12's came a couple days later from Sony. They were just blank. No one sheet or explanation. Curtis reveals in his shout outs that it is produced by Erick Sermon, and it's got N.O.R.E. add-libbing on the hook with some real classic What!?What?! action. Watch out for the thugged out Tom's Diner interpolation as well.
50 Cent - Like We Do
Sunday, December 3, 2006
There is a totally sweet thread going down at fathertronix revolving around french house. If you're into this shit please get in there and throw some doo-doo at it. This was one of my offerings to the thread so I figured I'd throw it up in here while the link was alive.
The Buffalo Bunch - Buffalo Club
Saturday, December 2, 2006
****vocoder jam alert****
Diggers will know the Extra T's from "E.T. Boogie" & "Corn Flakes" which were sampled by Busta Rhymes & Prince Paul respectively. Basically, this is their other song. Between 82 and 83, Sunnyview released three 12"'s which would be The E.T.'s entire catalog. One group member, Freddy Stonewall, had some early 80's jams on T.K. Disco and produced "Porno Freak" for Blowfly. The other Extra T, Henry Stone, is a much deeper cat and the actual founder of T.K. This song is really fuckin' sweet. Flash the night away.
The Extra T's - Flash Boogie
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Not much to say here. Random remix of the semi-classic acid house banger This Is Ska. Some UK shit from the late 80's. It's a ska/reggae/acid house/big beat jam that eventually has the Lyn Collins loop thrown in. What's not to like?
Longsy D-This Is Ska (Authentic Style Mix)
Bangalter BMore??? And no, I'm not talking about that Robot Rock remix that has been going around. I was revisiting some old Roule 12"'s when the last track on side A of the Trax On Da Rocks EP caught my ear. Is it possible that I've had a record for 11 years and never noticed such fire. On this whole EP Bangalter basically goes for a full on Chicago/Green Velvet vibe and this track comes out on the more ghetto-y end of things. Is that the man himself on the vocals?
I also included On Da Rocks as a bonus track. It's just awesome. Oui.
Thomas Bangalter - What To DO (+On Da Rocks)
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Gee Street 1992
Some hi-quality early 90's Bay Area action. I remember this from the SMA skate video "Freedom Of Choice." Israel Forbes skated to it and it had me hype back then. It then came back into my life via a DJ A.Vee mixtape, "Back When It Took Skills"(1998). I got the actual record while diggin at Mondo Kim's on St. Marks in '99 for $1.99. Good deal methinks.
Mysterme & DJ 20/20 - Unsolved Mysterme
White Label 2001
I first heard this in a Doc Martin Essential Mix from Feb 2001. There was some big WMC craze over it that year as well. Shortly thereafter I saw several copies go on eBay for upwards of $50. I got mine on Gemm for $8. There were rumours that it was a Masters At Work remix... I don't hear it. Hot nonetheless and dancefloor friendly. Please let me know if you have more info on the producers of this record. There were several other white label releases around that time from the same people. One of them being a sick remix of another Talking Heads joint "Crosseyed & Painless". Which reminds me... I should record that shit.
Talking Heads - Once In A Lifetime (White Label Remix)
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
This track was one of the reasons I started this blog...
My buddy Sean Donson sent me the original version of Texas, which was from a Kitsune compilation, about a year ago. He said it reminded him of an old Roule record. I agreed. So I was going through SebastiAn's discogs profile when I saw that the 12" had a remix of his on it. I got stoked and relentlessly searched through blogs, soulseex, acquisition, you name it... no go. I ordered the record through Gemm and made the mp3 this morning. Like all SebastiAn remixes/releases, it is banging, funky and chunky. He's really making it happen right now. Enjoy.
Benjamin Theves - Texas (SebastiAn Remix)
Kif Recordings 1997
From the Escalope De Dingue EP. I first heard this on Eric Davenport's Black Licorice mixtape(1997). It got my attention with it's funky french filter disco sounds and won me over with Gravediggaz* samples. I heard it at many parties to follow and always loved it. My dogg Olde Toby later found the record at a thrift shop in Ventura, where funky records go to die. Although Trankilou is Guillaume Berroyer & Julien Auger... Pépé Bradock is credited on this record as well.
Trankilou - Champagne
*first day on the blog and already 2 Gravediggaz mentions.
Doe Loe Records 1995
Some very dope wanna-be WU action here. Peep my man's Raekwon impersonation... it's ill. I first heard Lock Shit Down on a DJ Tim (bay area) mixtape from summer 95 called The Nod Factor. It had a lot of ill shit on it but being that we were such WU fans at the time, me and my bro's really took to this one. Other songs surfaced on more mixtapes from later that year and this record got some decent run on Stretch & Bobbito. I decided about a month ago to finally just buy the record for $50 from some dude in Germany. Now you get it free!!! It's produced by RNS who did classic faux-WU joints for King Just, Pop Da Brown Hornet, GP WU, Gravediggaz and Shyheim as well as some b-sides for the UMC's first album.
Lock Shit Down (Raw Mix)
The Horror (Radio Mix)
Gotta Get The Creme (Raw Mix)
Dark Skinned Assassin "Lock Shit Down" 12"