I like this tune!!!

in 17 hundred & 73…. a fabulous mixtape was bestowed upon me


Anyone who is not familiar with the MC/production exploits of 1773 need look no further for a superb introduction. Mixed Signals is a 2 mixtape series the first volume of which is available now. Presented by The Find Mag & hosted by Donwill of Tanya Morgan, guests include Othello, Verbal Kent & Darondo. Enjoy!

1773 – Mixed Signals Vol. 1

King??? Driis???

Well well well…. It seems that Mr. Elba has his fingers in many pies. Only this morning I wes tweeting about how superb he is in his new UK series, Luther. would you Adam & Eve it!!! now he’s spitting over 9th Wonder beats in glossy videos with some fantastic looking ladies. I’m jealous as hell right now. But also proud that one of ours is doing his thing over there. Big up the 2Dopez. When is ‘The Losers’ out again?

put lots of Ketchup & Mstrd on your chips/fries,wedges









I have already mentioned in previous posts the superior quality of Tiron’s HANDSHAKES AND POUNDS & KETCHUP. Well, his next step towards Hip-Hop folklore, MSTRD, is due to crash servers real soon and I just couldn’t resist joining the major hype over it’s release. If you need to get familiar, vlick the obvious links and you too will become a true believer, like Indy drinking the blood in the Temple Of Doom!!! I know you will Enjoy!

adventures in Bandcamp #10: wonderful 9th edition





















CLICK A PIC time peepz, 9trh Wonder style. Every time i see a new 9th related project up somewhere there are always loads of ‘9th is ill/9th is wack’ comments tailing the link. I’m still rather amazed that these debates are still taking place but hey. Anyway 2 of the above projects are single tracks (Merk & Stanza) and the other 2 use nothing but 9th (Airklipz & Shawn Jones). You’ve probably heard one or two of the beats before but they’re still well worth grabbing. Enjoy.

put Simply, you don’t know Jack











UK supreme niceness for a bargain price. For a combined total of £8.95 you can be the proud owner of both Jack Flash’s ‘The Sound Of Colours’ (£3.95) and J-Simple’s ‘Late Night Theatre’ (£5.00). Absolutely positively money very well spent. Both are superbly executed and showcase all facets of what a quality MC should bring to the table. The way J-Simple flips things with the little words ‘me’ and ‘you’ is sublime. And don’t dismiss Jack’s ‘Keep On Dancing’ until you really listen to it. Peep the tasters. Enjoy!








buy: The Sound Of Colours EP

& Late Night Theatre

adventures in Bandcamp #8: STOP THE VIOLENCE!!! edition


With knife and gun crime making the headlines again thanks to the general election tjis is an apt release. Werd, Wardie Burns & UV Beats have released this freEP that covers knife crime from all angles. Enjoy and Stop The Violence!

Anti Knife Crime EP

Severe’d’ ties

I Killed The Remix - front

Got this in the mail today. Swedish beatsmith Severe hasput together some real good work here. He has remixed some Hip Hops best MC’s and most well known fidures. Jay-z, Common, Tanya Morgan, Raekwon, Kids In The Hall and more get Severe-ly treated. Enjoy!

Severe – I Killed The Remix

IIIrd times a charm


Whoa! where did this come from. A link was left in the chatbox. I checked it out. it turned out to be major niceness. I therefore share it with the good people. Enjoy!

JustUs - III


I am this review while trying to get over a mean spirited chest infection that just will not go away. The extra strong cup of ginger tea sitting next to me is my 3rd cup today and the taste seems to get worse with each gulp. The empty tub of celebrations chocolate now masquerading as a spit bucket -complete with tissues- isn't a pretty sight either. Plus my Guinea Pig keeps giving me worrying looks everytime I cough. But the (soon to be) new release currently under my spotlight is providing me with some West Africa inspired aural relief. Richy Pitch stayed in Ghana for 2 years and Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch is the outcome. Hip Hop, Uptempo Grooves, Ragga and Dubstep are all given an African Rhythm injection and the result is -to borrow a word from my current physical condition- infectious. I dare anyone not to move their hips or shake their arse/ass while this album is bumping in the background. I simply couldn't stop myself. The whole album is a spirited immersion of all the catchy, groove inspired aspects of the urban tinged genres. Its melodic backing is superb in its under the radar simplicity while the bouncy percussion just implores you to hit the extra bass button. Originality is second nature here and it has to be said that the guest list, most of whom I have admittedly never heard of, are not merely making up the numbers. M.anifest being an obvious example on the albums first single, Black Star but everyone shines and I would expect to see many of these names on future projects. But this albums best quality? It's feel good factor. At only 3 tracks deep my mood had risen from gloom to boom and I temperarily forgot all about my not-so-well being. The uplifting vibe of the album is immense. And not only is that a testament to Richy's production skills but also to the country that helped him create this wonderfully inventive album. Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch is available at all reputable download sites and music stores on 7th June.

p e a c e

edit: track removed by request. sorry Richy... forgive me?