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Wildstyle Breakbeats – B-Boy Beat / Jungle Beat
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – B-Boy Beat / Jungle Beat

Image: 1610874 Charlie Ahearn’s 1983 film Wild Style holds a place in
both music and cinematic history as one of the first
examples of a hip-hop film. Since its original release it has
been widely praised for its hybrid approach as both a
narrative musical and a documentary, and as a time
capsule of sorts into the culture of hip-hop during its
infancy in the 1980s. Besides its classic depictions of
MCing, turntablism, graffiti, and breakdancing, the film
also featured now legendary figures of the genres in
acting roles, such as Grandmaster Flash, Fab Five Freddy,
Busy Bee Starski, and many more. Wild Style went on to
garner an immense cult following, portions of the film
itself would be sampled in records by artists like Nas,
Beastie Boys, MF Doom, and more, and would even be
exhibited by museums in Chicago and Boston as part of
programs on the art of the 1980s.
Beyond the film itself however, Wild Style’s soundtrack
has gone down in music history as a crucial piece of
hip-hop handicraft. During a time where the sampling of
records by Queen or Kool & The Gang was commonplace
in the hip-hop scene, Ahearn took a different route in
soundtracking his film, calling upon seasoned musicians
like Chris Stein of Blondie and R&B session drummer
Lenny Ferraro to produce an entirely original set of
lyricless groove, which would be sampled into true
hip-hop instrumental tracks by turntablist Grand Wizzard
Theodore. The mystery and intrigue surrounding the
breaks became the stuff of hip-hop legend, and a treasure
trove for crate-diggers and vinyl enthusiasts.
In association with premium reissue label Get On Down,
world-renowned DJ Kenny Dope, a longtime fan of the
breaks that made up Wild Style’s soundtrack, re-edited
the tracks into full-length cuts in 2014. KayDee now
presents the singles individually for the first time ever.
Each 7″ is a piece of hip-hop history, as some of the most
highly regarded and sought-after instrumental beats of all
time, from one of the most important music
films of all time. Available from 04.08.2017

Emapea – B-Boy Stance / B-Boy Theme
Friday, December 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Emapea – B-Boy Stance / B-Boy Theme

Image: 1607064 The latest in Cold Busted’s 7” series – featuring previously digital-only cuts now enshrined on wax – comes from accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea. Known for his contributions to the IWYMI and Bust Free compilations as well as his widely lauded album Seeds, Roots & Fruits, Emapea has been recently selected for inclusion in Mark Farina’s next Mushroom Jazz installment. So the time is ripe to get funky and fresh with this prime beat-maker’s new 7” single. This one goes out to the B-Boys, as “B-Boy Stance” grooves with its ‘70s-style car chase guitar, feet-shuffling rhythms, horn splashes, and energetic vocal drops. Every B-Boy needs a solid B-side, and here you’ll find “B-Boy Theme”. This one transports the floor to a raucous block party complete with breakneck scratches and energetic drum loops, alongside ‘70s funk flourishes that’ll get any private dick – who’s a sex machine to all the chicks – quickly moving his hips. Available from 27.01.2017

The Mighty Mocambos (Ft.Lee Fields) – Where Do We Go From Here / B-Boy Suite In B-Flat
Thursday, September 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Mighty Mocambos (Ft.Lee Fields) – Where Do We Go From Here / B-Boy Suite In B-Flat

Hot on the heels of their smashing album ‘Showdown’, the Mighty Mocambos bring a vinyl 45 exclusive that shows yet another side of band’s musical versatility. For the heartrending ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, no other than soul legend Lee Fields takes …

Paul Nice & Pooky – The Bohemian B-Boys
Friday, September 19th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Paul Nice & Pooky – The Bohemian B-Boys

Image: 1592375 NYC reaches across the pond to the Golden Ghetto of Hoylake, UK for this journey through sifted samples and vetted vocals and borrowed beats… Hip Hop royalty Paul Nice meets Bohemian B-Boy Pooky in the epic 4 tracker of finely selected and chopped loops and lyrics.

Heavy latin influences on Times Up from Paul Nice sit nicely alongside Pookys ‘Appreciate’ cut, sampling heavily from Claudio Jorges ‘Trem Da Central’ and he also comes back hard in ‘Mistakes of a Woman’ which borrows heavily from Krioula by Clube do Balanco to compliment Paul Nices 2nd cut, The Business which is pure B-Boy gold…

A1. Time’s Up – Paul Nice Bossa Remix
A2. The Business – Paul Nice Remix
B1. Appreciate – Pooky Remix
B2. Mistakes of a Woman – Pooky Remix Available from 17.10.2014

Itsu Uno – B-Boy Rave for the Ageing Hipster – Pt.2
Friday, December 20th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Itsu Uno – B-Boy Rave for the Ageing Hipster – Pt.2

‘Part 2’ – Heavy B-Boy Funk breaks rule the roost, peppered with the dopest samples and a healthy wedge of classic old skool rave synths and that low down booming bass to get the dancefloor shaking. ‘The Elephant’ is just that.. a big boned hiphop ins…

Souleance – Bamboule
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souleance – Bamboule

Image: 1616135 We welcome back long-time First Word family, Souleance, with ‘Bamboule’, fresh from their respective cut-ups for our sister label, Excursions, and their recent ‘Raw Funk’ set, we have a 5-track EP containing something for all the family, crafted with love once again by France’s Fulgeance & DJ Soulist. A truly eclectic collection, comprised of afro grooves, tropical vibes, b-boy rhymes, head-nodding shakers and intensely hype floor-fillers. A seriously fun selection.

Tracklisting
1 Partay
2 Bamboule
3 That Guy (feat. Von Pea)
4 J’aime Marcher
5 Brown Bags Available from 27.10.2017

Souleance – Bamboule
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Souleance – Bamboule

Image: 1616135 We welcome back long-time First Word family, Souleance, with ‘Bamboule’, fresh from their respective cut-ups for our sister label, Excursions, and their recent ‘Raw Funk’ set, we have a 5-track EP containing something for all the family, crafted with love once again by France’s Fulgeance & DJ Soulist. A truly eclectic collection, comprised of afro grooves, tropical vibes, b-boy rhymes, head-nodding shakers and intensely hype floor-fillers. A seriously fun selection.

Tracklisting
1 Partay
2 Bamboule
3 That Guy (feat. Von Pea)
4 J’aime Marcher
5 Brown Bags Available from 27.10.2017

DJ Andy Smith Presents – Reach Up – Disco Wonderland
Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on DJ Andy Smith Presents – Reach Up – Disco Wonderland

Image: 1615761 Best known to most people for his early work as a Portishead collaborator and International tour DJ, Andy Smith earned his ‘Legendary’ title among crate diggers in 1998 when he released seminal mix album ‘The Document’. In the years since, Andy has continued to live up to his reputation as one of the finest and most creative DJs on the planet, tirelessly digging in the crates and emerging with pure gold. Following in the footsteps of his 2006 exploration of Trojan’s mighty reggae vaults and his two compilations exploring funk music from New Orleans and Jamaica, Andy turns his attention to disco and boogie for the very first time.
The concept for ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ was born from ’Reach Up’, a DJ collective founded by Andy in 2012 to reflect the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. ‘Reach Up’ showcases 80s boogie, disco and proto house, the foundations upon which dance music culture was built. As you might expect, Andy Smith’s selections for the album are not only delightfully obscure but highly memorable. Many titles will spark recognition, having been sampled for more contemporary hip hop and R&B tracks. Disco & Boogie this compilation may be, but it’s been put together with a b-boy mentality. As Andy himself puts it “At my ‘Reach Up’ and ‘Boombox’ nights a fair few of these will have been played, but interestingly some of these tracks might well get played at more ‘hip hop orientated’ nights i do too because of the disco breaks: tracks like “T Connection” & “Freedom.” Containing a raft of undeniable dance-floor fillers and slept-on anthems, ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ also at times displays that indefinable, other-worldy, almost eerie sonic fingerprint that’s been present in Andy’s productions and DJ sets since day one. Above all, this album is testament to a youthful obsession with home taping. As Andy puts it: “just being able to officially put these tracks out that i used to play on my ghetto blaster in the streets is an amazing thing!”

Tracklist:
A1 Don Laka – I Wanna Be Myself
A2 Freedom – Get Up & Dance
A3 Advance – Take Me To The Top
B1 Jimmy Ross – First True Love Affair (Reach Up Re-edit)
B2 Sure Thing – Holding You Tight (Extended DJ Mix)
C1 Joanne Wilson – Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons Re-edit)
C2 Neddy Smith – Give It Up
C3 T-Connection – Groove To Get Down
D1 Jimmy Young – Times Are Tight
D2 World Premiere – Share The Night
E1 Jimmy Bo Horne – Is It In
E2 Tamiko Jones – Let It Flow
F1 Cloud 1 – Patty Duke
F2 Shot – Main Thing
F3 Disco Dub Band – For The Love Of Money Available from 17.11.2017

Pure Pleasure – Dancin’ Prancin’ / By My Side
Friday, September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pure Pleasure – Dancin’ Prancin’ / By My Side

Image: 1611861 The Soul7 label is back with bang with a double sided treasure from the early ’80s by a little known Detroit band called Pure Pleasure. DJs and dancers alike will love this full-sounding remastered 7″ repress! It’s hard to decide which of the two sides is better, the outstanding, uplifting “By My Side” is considered ‘the track’ – but don’t dismiss the flip! Co-written and sung by Barbara Love, ‘By My Side’ is a super charged mid-tempo vocal dancefloor fave that’s a blinder from the start with driven, tight horn and bass stabs swinging into a stunning two step soul track with the perfect beat. It,’s as wonderful on first hearing today as it was back in 1981. ‘I remember heading down to Indianapolis to cut this record. We had a lot of fun’ Barbara told us recently, ‘I don’t know why we went all the way down there, it was all over in a day’.

On the flip “Dancin & Prancin”, a true dancer from the off, disco jazz funk bass groove and a top class vocal from Tony D. Perfect sounding for today’s modern soul clubs – it even includes a nice b-boy disco drum break!

The band members all went to the same school in Detroit back in the late ’60s. Upon leaving school the boys started a band called The Soulful Sonics in the early ’70s. Barbara used to gig with them on occasion but nothing was ever recorded. The band changed their name to Pure Pleasure in the mid ’70s and in 1979 they asked Barbara to join. Around June 1980 ‘By My Side’ had been written and the group were finally readly to release a 45 on their own label. QC Records was born – it stood for “Quick Cash”!

Unfortunately, like many bands after their first release, tensions arose which caused a breakup. In this case it was disruption within the band due to Barbara getting the lion’s share of credit and attention. But years late Pure Pleasure is back together doing gigs and rockin’ the crowds, and this 45 lets the music live on.

Tracklisting
1 Dancin’ Prancin’
2 By My Side Available from 15.09.2017

Ernie Fresh x Mophono – California Colors
Saturday, August 26th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ernie Fresh x Mophono – California Colors

Image: 1611676 The California Colors EP is a pilgrimage to a sacred place. The trio
Ernie Fresh, Mophono, and legendary electro producer Egyptian Lover
bow at the altar of the artform, offering only the realest expression of
the elements. It’s is the four elements, graffiti, breaking, emceeing and
deejaying, in harmonious, head-nod bliss.
From Ernie Fresh’s dedicated toast, “this one is going out to all the
straight up, motherfucking b-boys,” the California Colors EP calibrates to
a symposium dedicated to the breakers on linoleum, and the renegade
artists that paint in rustoleum. The title track is a head trip down the
krylon aisle as Fresh dreams of Oxnard Oranges and Gardenia Greens
he’ll ignite to the shell of a clean train. Fresh is most notable as the
ring leader with the Rakim cadence on DJ Shadow’s “The Sideshow”
from 2016’s The Mountain Will Fall, but he’s cut his teeth in Northern
California as a member of the group Who Cares. Behind the boards is
San Francisco producer Mophono and the legendary Egyptian Lover.
The two producers encapsulate a sound that feels like the result of
getting lost in video clips of Detroit’s legendary The New Dance Show
footage. The California Colors EP is a living time capsule of electro
futurist production, particularly Egyptian Lover’s mastery of the 808.
It’s the result of Mophono obsessing over Kraftwerk’s “It’s More Fun To
Compute” and Just Ice’s “Little Bad Johnny,” only to arrive at legendary
Rusk Studio in the presence of creator of “Egypt Egypt.”
The California Colors EP is dedicated to the ones that grew up on
Rapmasters tapes in their Walkmans, clipped to their shorts as they
pedaled through the neighborhood on BMX bikes. It’s for the ones that
snuck out through the bedroom window at midnight with a Jansport full of
krylon cans. If you had a black book with no blank pages or a mountain of
D batteries in the waste bin, this EP will have you seeing colors as bright
as the fresh paint on a burner.

1. California Colors
2. Racks (Mophono’s 91 Remix)
3. Candy Stryper
4. Racks
5. Flynamic 44
6. California Colors Instrumental
7. Flynamic 44 Instrumental
8. California Colors Acapella
9. Racks Acapella
10. Flynamic 44 Acapella
11. Flynamic Parts & Skip On Beat Tools

• Produced by Egyptian Lover and Mophono
• Ernie Fresh the MC is featured on DJ Shadow’s newest album on the song “The Side Show”
• Mophono fresh of US Tour with DJ Shadow
• Recorded in the same studio and same tools as Egyptian Lover’s classic record “Egypt Egypt”
• Skip On Beat Tools for DJ’s on the B-side
• High quality limited edition wax
• Title track California Colors was featured on the most recent Thud Rumble Turntable TV episode
Available from 27.10.2017

The Souljazz Orchestra – Under Burning Skies
Friday, August 11th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Souljazz Orchestra – Under Burning Skies

Image: 1610693 Canada’s fastest moving and hardest working collective are back with one of their finest albums to date, a brand new journey into tropical, soul and jazz styles on their scorching new release, ‘Under Burning Skies’.

Tracklisting:
1. Dog Eat Dog
2. Lufunki
3. Sorrow Fly Away
4. Tambour À Deux Peaux
5. Under Burning Skies
6. Holla Holla
7. Is Yeelyel
8. Adawe Boogie
9. Oublier Pour Un Jour
10. Aduna Jarul Naawo

Turbulent times call for strong voices and The Souljazz Orchestra’s new set packs a suitably heavy lyrical punch, with wry observations and an urge for progressive change. Musically, the band continue to push the limits, dusting off ‘80s vintage synthesizers and early drum machines for the first time, bringing lo fi disco, boogie and electro touches to their trademark horn arrangements and earthy analogue sound. The fruits are a-plenty and the group sound at their confident and versatile best from start to finish.
Opener ‘Dog Eat Dog’ powers in with Mabinuori Idowu and Philippe Lafrenière lambasting the powerful and the corrupt over an infectious Afro-disco groove, ‘Lufunki’ takes the group right back to their B-Boy roots, bringing the Afro vibes to Beat Street and ‘Is Yeelyel’ delivers a killer rework of an obscure original by
Somalian super-group Dur-Dur Band. The band go on exploring their passion for French Caribbean styles on the beautiful, lilting ‘Oublier Pour Un Jour’ and ‘Tambour À Deux Peaux’ and they take time for reflection on the potent instrumental title track and poignant closer ‘Aduna Jarul Naawo’, featuring the vocals of Élage Mbaye. The Souljazz Orchestra continue to be an unstoppable force. Nominated for a Canadian Juno award for the third time in 2016, the band regularly tear up venues worldwide through their punishing touring schedule – they have played to audiences in over two dozen countries across the globe and have shared bills along the way with heavyweights as varied as Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, and Femi Kuti. Not many bands out there have been going for 15 years with their original line-up still intact while still sounding as fresh as this. As saxophonist Ray Murray says, “Souljazz is more than just a band for us, it’s a way of life.” ‘Under Burning Skies’ is released on LP, CD, cassette and digital formats. The LP is pressed on bright yellow vinyl and all formats feature superb illustrated artwork by The Souljazz Orchestra’s Pierre Chrétien.

KEY POINTS:
– great new album from groundbreaking Canadian collective exploring Afro, Latin and tropical styles
– includes new version of Dur Dur Band’s ‘Is Yeelyel’
– Striking artwork / Digipak
– Full European tour accompanies release of album during Autumn 2017

FOR FANS OF:
Quantic, Fela Kuti, Dur Dur Band, Mulatu Astatke, Bonobo, Gotan Project, Antibalas, coupe decale, Afrobeat, Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Sun Ra Arkestra,
Fania All Stars, Manu Dibango Available from 22.09.2017

Dillon & Diamond D – Black Tie Affair
Friday, August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dillon & Diamond D – Black Tie Affair

Image: 1611269 What happens when the best of the Bronx meets ATL’s fnest? Nothing
less than a ‘Black Tie Affair’. Having met back in 2008, Dillon & the
legendary Diamond D have been friends and artistic associates from day
one. Those paying attention would have noticed a Diamond produced
track on Dillon’s 2010 EP, ‘Dillon Ain’t Playin’ + Dillon’s mixing credits on
Diamond’s 2014 ‘The Diam Piece’ and most recently Sadat X’s ‘The Sum
of a Man’ (produced entirely by D Squizzy). All the while, they’ve been
cooking up classy joints together on the side, waiting for the right time to
let the heads in on ‘the next kept secret’.
Black Tie Affair is not only a celebration of the fner things in life, but
it’s also a tribute to the B-Boys/Girls & Hip Hop heads worldwide who
appreciate that Boom-Bap with a bow tie. It’s sophisticated rap music
strictly for the connoisseurs. As soon as the needle drops you’ll be sure
to say…’That’s that shit!’
Black Tie Affair is a 5 track, vinyl-only EP that features Paten Locke +
additional help from Boog Brown, Alexa Lima on piano, Ben Hameen on
guitar, Terminus Horns & DJ Harrison. The B-side of the record features
all of the Diamond D produced instrumentals.

1. Feast
2. Let the Horns Blow
3. Double Up feat. Paten Locke
4. Femme Fatale
5. Last Call
6. Feast (Instrumental)
7. Let the Horns Blow (Instrumental)
8. Double Up feat. Paten Locke (Instrumental)
9. Femme Fatale (Instrumental)
10. Last Call (Instrumental)

• Limited edition (500), vinyl only format + download card
• Completely produced by Grammy-Winning hip-hop legend, Diamond D (DITC, ATCQ, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, The Fugees, The Alkaholiks)
• Dillon on the raps & cuts – Released critically acclaimed ‘Food Chain’ album last year with Paten Locke and has worked with Chuck D, Count Bass D, Homeboy Sandman and many more
• 5 tracks with a feature from Paten Locke + additional help from Boog Brown & DJ Harrison
• B-Side is all 5 Diamond D produced instrumentals Available from 08.09.2017

Mad Mats Presents – Diggin Beyond The Crates
Friday, June 30th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mad Mats Presents – Diggin Beyond The Crates

Image: 1610637 Mad Mats presents his new comp Digging Beyond the Crates out on BBE.

Tracklistings:
2LP
A1 Johnny Moore – Big Big Boss
A2 Gappy Ranks – Sherriff (Murlo Remix)
A3 Ensemble Entendu – Jah I See You
A4 Cuthead – Badly
B1 Intimate Disco – Animations
B2 Psalms – Take A Stand
B3 Yvonne Gray – Keep The Music Alive
B4 Bobby Hebb – Evil Woman
C1 U-N-I (You And I) – Don’t Hold Back The Feeling (Key Trip Dub)
C2 BSTC – Jazz In Outer Space
D1 Deft – The Traveller
D2 Mode-M – Space Based

DJ, record label impresario and former Swedish champion b-boy, Mad Mats knows a thing or two about finding good music. As well as iconic underground imprints Raw Fusion and GAMM, Mad Mats is a partner in the highly regarded Local Talk label, making it highly probable that most of the world’s influential DJs have at least one of his discoveries in their record bags.
For his first compilation on BBE, Mats has put together a diverse selection of cuts, from reggae, hip hop and soul to boogie, electronica and house, reflecting his open-minded approach to DJing. “The compilation is very mixed, just like how I like to DJ…all freestyle. Yes, I play a lot of house clubs nowadays because of Local Talk, but at heart I’ve always been a so called “eclectic” selector. Most of these tracks are tunes I’ve played all over the years, sprinkled with some brand new discoveries.” Coming from a strictly vinyl background, when Mats embraced Serato around 2005, he carried his crate digger’s mentality with him. Believing firmly that digging should always about the discovery of great music regardless of the format, the concept of ‘Digging Beyond The Crates’ was born. Ranging far and wide in terms of genre and tempo, the album is tied together by one common factor, this is feel-good music made for dancing. “I’m just as hungry (probably even more so) to find my personal gems as I was back in the day, I just look for them with more variation. This album is dedicated to those select few individuals, just like myself: highly driven music lovers, collectors and DJs that truly are DIGGING BEYOND THE CRATES!”

For Fans of:
Mr Thing, Southport Weekender, Gilles Peterson

Key Selling Points:
– Full press, radio campaign targeting France, Germany, UK with online campaign to include facebook ads.
– Mad Mats loves to DJ he continues to travel the world spreading his message Available from 11.08.2017

Ben & Sadar – The Red, White & Blue’s
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ben & Sadar – The Red, White & Blue’s

Image: 1610574 Legendary DJ and collector Sadar Bahar & Dutch synth obsessive Ben Spaander’s present their new collaborative EP on BBE!

Tracklist:
A1 Electronic Frequencies
A2 Fast Trumpet
B1 Binaries In Love
B2 East River Throwdown

Hugely respected both as a DJ and authority on rare disco, funk and his own brand of ‘Soul In The Hole’, Chicago’s Sadar Bahar joins forces with Dutch synth-obsessive Ben Spaander for a very special 12” release, “The Red, White & Blue’s”. A regular fxture at the world’s most discerning parties including Southport, Soundwave and Helsinki’s Flow Festival, Sadar Bahar frst joined forces with BBE in 2012, releasing acclaimed (and highly sought after) compilation album ‘Soul In The Hole’. Better known as Cosmic Force, electro veteran Ben Spaander has amassed an enviable array of synths in his Utrecht studio, using them to devastating efect in his productions and live shows. Starting out working only with Ben’s synth collection and Sadar’s supreme ear for the groove, the pair soon enlisted help from some talented sax, guitar and keyboard players to give their new project a delightfully organic, live sound. Following hot on the heels of their debut release (‘We Are Righteous People’ on Rush Hour), ‘The Red White & Blue’s’ comprises four heavy grooving dance-foor cuts of varying shades.
‘Electronic Frequencies’ sounds like an early Chicago House track, with a hypnotic synth bassline and insistent kick drum punctuated by sensual spoken word vocals and jazzy guitar licks. ‘Fast Trumpet’ lives up to it’s title with a frenetic disco rhythm and looping brass samples giving way to an ultra-funky wah-wah guitar jam. ‘Binaries In Love’ is a disco/funk workout of epic proportions, the dizzying interplay between live sax and guitar giving a classic feel to the rock-solid groove. Finally ‘East River Throwdown’ gives a nod to b-boys and bgirls across the world, touching on one of the most iconic breaks of all time while adding a earscandalous layer of smooth jazz-funk. An exciting partnership from two artists brought together simply through a love of music, the energetic, joyful nature of these tracks lends them a wide and instant appeal. Coming soon to a dancefoor near you. Expect smiling faces.

For Fans of: Crazy P, DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope, John Morales, Kerri Chandler. Available from 21.07.2017

The 238s – The Itch
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The 238s – The Itch

Image: 1609334 Crucial heavyweights Poldoore and Emapea each take on a side of this Cold Busted 7“ single, the latest in a bi-monthly series of dub / reggae cuts exhumed from the label’s golden vault. Belgium’s Poldoore commandeers the A-side with an instrumental version of ”This Road“, a track originally found on his acclaimed 2016 album The Day After. Stirringly dubwise, the cut is wet with atmosphere and the ping of spring reverb, as a tuneful horn section carries the main melody. Flip the wax for accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea and his delightfully skankin’ ”Rudeboy“. Previously appearing on the In Dub 3 compilation, ”Rudeboy” showcases Emapea’s knack for combining samples from multiple genres into one cohesive, teamy gumbo. With either track, B-boys and natty dreads alike will give the dance floor a serious workout as the needle meets the vinyl.

Side A.
Poldoore – This Road
Side B.
Emapea – Rudeboy Available from 31.03.2017

Poldoore / Emapea – This Road / Rudeboy
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Poldoore / Emapea – This Road / Rudeboy

Image: 1608707 Crucial heavyweights Poldoore and Emapea each take on a side
of this Cold Busted 7“ single, the latest in a bi-monthly series of
dub / reggae cuts exhumed from the label’s golden vault. Belgium’s
Poldoore commandeers the A-side with an instrumental version of
”This Road“, a track originally found on his acclaimed 2016 album
The Day After. Stirringly dubwise, the cut is wet with atmosphere and
the ping of spring reverb, as a tuneful horn section carries the main
melody. Flip the wax for accomplished Polish beat-maker Emapea
and his delightfully skankin’ ”Rudeboy“. Previously appearing on the
In Dub 3 compilation, ”Rudeboy” showcases Emapea’s knack for
combining samples from multiple genres into one cohesive, steamy
gumbo. With either track, B-boys and natty dreads alike will give the
dance floor a serious workout as the needle meets the vinyl.

Side A.
Poldoore – This Road
Side B.
Emapea – Rudeboy Available from 24.03.2017

Anatoly Ice – Something Happened (2Me)/Light
Friday, February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Anatoly Ice – Something Happened (2Me)/Light

Image: 1608695 The Cold Busted label unearths more funky nuggets from the fertile
Russian soil with this brilliant 7“ single from Moscow’s Anatoly Ice.
DJ, producer, and host of the Funk and Beyond parties and radio
show (running for nearly ten years), Anatoly Ice has been drawn
to the swing of a phat beat for a long while. This single bursts with
old school funk and new school attitude, beginning with ”Something
Happened (2Me)“. A vintage drum kit and melodic horns are joined
by a big hip hop rhythm as the vocals and horn section are expertly
cut up and rearranged. The song’s catchy hook – also the title – is left
nearly intact and should playfully dance around any b-boy’s head as
he does his thing. Flip the record for ”Light”, which exhibits a strutting
breakbeat and some G-funk sauce in its prominent synth line. Funky
piano, guitar, and bass provide the backdrop, soundtracking a
midnight cruise through the bad (as in good) part of town. Hold tight
… Anatoly Ice is at the wheel.

Side A.
Something Happened (2Me)
Side B.
Light Available from 03.03.2017

Babe Ruth / Organized Konfusion – The Mexican (Mr.Fantastic Edit) / Prisoners Of War
Saturday, February 4th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Babe Ruth / Organized Konfusion – The Mexican (Mr.Fantastic Edit) / Prisoners Of War

After a little hiatus, Originals return with an absolute bomb! Bristol’s Mr. Fantastic edits down Babe Ruth’s B-Boy anthem, The Mexican, to fit our favourite format without losing any of its glory. Flip the script to Organised Konfusion’s Prisoners Of…

Damu The Fudgemunk – T.E.K.S. (The Essential Kilawatt Sessions)
Friday, January 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Damu The Fudgemunk – T.E.K.S. (The Essential Kilawatt Sessions)

Image: 1608452 On the heels of his recent brand new album Vignettes, Redefnition
is repackaging and reissuing Damu the Fudgemunk’s critically
acclaimed debut EP that has long been out of print. Updated with
new artwork, the project includes all 5 vocal tracks that feature
MC, Raw Poetic in their entirety with selected instrumentals, bonus
outtakes and previously unreleased material all presented on one
disc of vinyl. The title, “The Essential Kilawatt Sessions” is more
than adequate being that numerous bits and pieces of Kilawatt
related tracks have been shared with fans over the years. This latest
installment defnitively ties all of the essentials across 2 sides and
gives fans the opportunity to own a quality piece that has been out
of circulation for almost 8 years since its original release (Import)
on Kilawatt Music UK (Thanks Simon!). The music packaged in the
project is some of the fnest hip hop crafted in the last 2 decades. All
fundamental characteristics are timelessly executed at a very high
level from Raw Poetic’s lyrics and rapping to Damu the Fudgemunk’s
production and scratching. A visual example of the chemistry
between the artists is showcased in the popular video for the single
“Hole up,” which captures both Damu and Poetic in an energetic
b-boy inspired vamp, complete with ?awless rapid fre rapping and
cuts. This is quintessential for Damu and/or Raw Poetic fans alike.
Make sure this music is your collection

1. Day By Day
2. Prosper
3. Hole Up – Goodbye Vibes
4. Streamline
5. Wonka Beat 0 – Instrumental
6. Day By Day – Main Instrumental
7. Wonka Beat 2 – Instrumental
8. Prosper – Main Instrumental
9. Hole Up Goodbye Vibes Instrumental
10. Streamline – Demo Instrumental

• Music Video for “Hole Up”
• A Side features vocal tracks, B Side features instrumental selections
• Includes bonus outtakes and previously unreleased material
• Pressed on white vinyl Available from 24.02.2017

Ralph MacDonald / Foxy – Jam On The Groove / Get Off Your..(D.Krivit Edits)
Saturday, January 14th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Ralph MacDonald / Foxy – Jam On The Groove / Get Off Your..(D.Krivit Edits)

Image: 1608288 NYC Disco legend Danny Krivit returns to the editing block on behalf of seminal Miami Disco powerhouse TK Disco. With 45 years in the DJ game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time it’s safe to say Mr.K knows exactly what he’s doing when it comes to the re-edit thing! With unprecedented access to TK’s vaults Danny has been turning in some stellar reworkings as of late and the cuts included on this latest instalment keep the quality sky high!

On the A-side Mr.K kicks off with a heavyweight edit of a stone cold b-boy / club classic! The legendary, late Ralph McDonald’s (RIP) ‘Jam on the groove’ has long been a staple source of nourishment for hungry samplers and it’s stripped back, calypso influenced percussion breakdowns have found themselves being cut up by numerous DJ’s at clubs and block parties since it’s original release in 1976. Here, Mr.K brings that killer breakdown right up front, rearranging the track in a way that gives us all the meat! This is a truly pared back edit, those with keen ears will recognise a wealth of samples that have been jacked from mr McDonald’s drum-kit. This is one cut you can either hustle to or head-spin to! Hot, hot, hot….

The B-side see’s Miami’s FOXY and their ‘Get off your aaah & dance’ get the Mr.K editing block treatment. Kicking off with some tight drums with a heavy Latin influence this cut rolls along so smooth, giving way to a super funky pairing of guitars and flutes. FOXY are another group whose catalogue has been plundered by sample savvy producers over the years. This particular track is Disco heaven, beautifully produced and arranged, it flows along and will certainly cause some dance-floor tremors! A track for dancers, 100%, gracefully tweaked by Mr.K in just the right way! Essential business!

Of course, Danny Krivit’s edits are always done in the proper manner, from the point of view of someone who has lived, breathed and played this music for the best part of 50 years. 100% legit re-edits, from Danny’s personal collection, remastered and released in conjunction with Henry Stone Music / TK Disco – Miami FL.

A1. Ralph Macdonald – A Jam On The Groove (Danny Krivit Edit)
B1. Foxy – Get Off Your Aaahh And Dance (Danny Krivit Edit)
Available from 03.03.2017

Danny Daze
Monday, December 12th, 2016 | Posted in Charts, Magazine | Comments Off on Danny Daze

Heavily praised for his versatility, DJ and producer Danny Daze continues to smash expectations with an omnivorous groove rooted in Detroit Techno, Italo Disco, and Miami Bass. Daze’s freeform selecting and mercurial mixing guarantees the only thing audiences can expect is a musical experience where everything is up for grabs. Combined with his entrepreneurial acumen, […]

Various – Danny Krivit Special Disco Edits Vol.2
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Danny Krivit Special Disco Edits Vol.2

Image: 1607073 Legendary NYC DJ / editor Danny Krivit’s story in contemporary dance music is a long and storied one. Danny’s got to be one of the hardest working men behind the decks right now with an international rep and DJ schedule truly befitting of his time spent making us dance over the last 45 (!) years.

It makes perfect sense then, that one of the most seminal Disco labels of all time would call upon Mr. K’s sharp editing skills when reappraising some of the jams from their extensive catalogue. TK Disco is the label in question here and they’ve let Danny loose on a pair of dance-floor burners that all Disco heads will be familiar with.

On side-A we have KC & The Sunshine Band’s “Let It Go”, an oft sampled uptempo funk number from 1975 that pleases both b-boys and disco dancers in equal amounts, widely recognised in the UK as the main sample from DJ Mink’s “Hey, hey (Can you relate?)” and Scientists hardcore classic “The Exorcist”. Here Danny extends the breaks, looping the funk just right and turning the track into a bonafide DJ weapon, you might even want to nab 2 copies for the extended, extended mix session! (If you’re that way inclined!) Essential!

On side-B is Gwen McCrae’s midtempo heater “Move Me Baby” from 1974, a pre-Disco stepper featuring Gwen’s legendary vocals over some sublime Casey and Finch production! Danny’s edit is subtle and slightly tougher edged than the original, again extending and rearranging the track respectfully. This one has the dancers firmly planted in it’s mind and will sound awesome pumping out of any decent soundsystem! Both edits are masterfully executed, which is stating the obvious considering who’s behind them!
100% legit re-edits, remastered and released in conjunction with Henry Stone Music / TK Disco – Miami FL.

TRACK LISTING

A KC & The Sunshine Band – Let It Go (Danny Krivit Edit)
B Gwen McCrae – Move Me Baby (Danny Krivit Edit) Available from 25.11.2016

Brownout – La Raza / Arabeesh
Friday, September 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Brownout – La Raza / Arabeesh

Image: 1606473 Side A La Raza Side B Arabeesh

A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow Man
Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88).
Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band
Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year old
Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last year.
Now, after many calls for a physical release, on Oct. 10th, 2016 or
Dia De La Raza, Brownout adds to the celebration of the heritage of
Latin America and cultural heritage by releasing this limited run 45.
Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA (Wu-Tang
Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and veterans of the
international B-Boy battle scene, performing live at many battles
over the last ten years. After knocking out a live reworking of the
song, which contains a famous sample of El Chicano’s “Viva Tirado,”
the band called on their peers and heroes alike.
Mellow Man Ace, the legendary Cuban American rapper best known
for his 1989 hit “Mentirosa” was the first collaborator for the tune.
“Mellow was my very first concert as a kid in Laredo, TX” says song
producer Adrian Quesada, “so for him to jump on board quickly
sparked the fire.” Others include DJ Dus (aka El Dusty) and Mexstep
of the group Third Root representing the South Texas Chicano
experience, Niña Dioz, an explosive female MC from Monterrey,
Mexico, Afro-Cuban MC Kool AD (Das Racist) and his DJ, the
Chicago born Amaze 88.
The coming together of multiple races and cultures is more important
now than ever in today’s increasingly divided political climate and
Brownout’s version of “La Raza” pays homage to the past, keeping
one foot firmly planted while putting their sincere and creative stamp
on visioning a more united future.
The flipside is an instrumental original that, as the title teases, has
some Arab flare. The recipe for this cut seems to blend a dash of
Cairo Jazz Band with and a pinch of desert-psych funk groove, in
turn creating a full, slow-burning groove that is sure to mellow and
get heads nodding.

• A tribute to Kid Frost and El Chicano (featuring El Dusty, Mellow
Man Ace, Niña Dioz, Mexstep, Kool AD, Amaze 88)
• Austin-based Grammy-nominated psychedelic latin funk band
Brownout debuted their remake/tribute to Kid Frost’s 25 year
old Latin pride hip-hop classic “La Raza,” digitally via NPR last
year.
• Brownout are no strangers to hip hop, having backed GZA
(Wu-Tang Clan) regularly, being DJ/tastemaker favorites and
veterans of the international B-Boy battle scene, performing
live at many battles over the last ten years Available from 21.10.2016

Mr. K – Funkanova / Sex
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mr. K – Funkanova / Sex

Image: 1606413 Wood, Brass & Steel’s “Funkanova,” a jazz-funk & Loft classic, sampled by Black Science Orchestra, Terrence Parker, the Bucketheads + more NYC dance history via a rugged beat-down of a b-boy classic: Boobie Knight & the Universal Lady’s “Sex.” Available from 07.10.2016

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Scorpio / 8th Wonder
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – Scorpio / 8th Wonder

Image: 1605381 Big Crown Records is proud to present Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band’s new 45, “Scorpio” b/w “8th Wonder”. Coming after the smashing success of their debut full length “55” they drop 2 B-Boy classics back to back on this tough two sider that comes in a beautifully illustrated picture sleeve.
The A side “Scorpio” is a killer cover of the Dennis Coffey breakbeat staple. BRSB turn up the tempo a touch on the original doing the tune justice with crushing drums they have become known for. This is sure to be in every breakbeat enthusiasts box. The B side features the non album cut, BRSB’s cover of The Sugarhill Gang’s 8th Wonder, a tune that lends itself to pans like it was written for them. Another dance floor winner sure to be in DJs sets the world over shortly. Available from 19.08.2016

Jackie Johnson’s Back Beaters – Tobago Beat / The Tiger Is Coming
Saturday, July 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jackie Johnson’s Back Beaters – Tobago Beat / The Tiger Is Coming

Digging into Trinidad and Tobago’s ’70s funk history, Jackie Johnson’s Back Beaters is on everyone’s list. The instrumental “Tobago Beat” is a futurist electro-funk number and is likely to become a favourite for DJs spinning at b-boy battles. The b-si…

DJ Shadow
Monday, June 20th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Josh “DJ Shadow” Davis had already been experimenting with making beats and breaks on a four-track recorder while he was in high school in the Nor-Cal college town of Davis, but it was during university that he co-founded his own Solesides label as an outlet for his original tracks. Hooking up with Davis’ few b-boys […]

Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo – Mastership
Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo – Mastership

Image: 1604047 Truly nuts and really kind of essential… the Starship Commander had his whole approach to the Synthesiser Voice technique. B-Boys/Girls delight. Check the instrumental cut, Mastership – a head nod synth voyage of the highest order. Limited copies. TIP!
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“How are you doing, Earthling?” That’s how Omer Coleman, Jr. addressed his public in the 80s, driving around Kansas City, Missouri in the electric space-car built especially for his alter ego Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo.

Left Ear Records went back to Coleman’s original master tapes for their vinyl reissue of the Commander’s 1981 private press album Mastership, a lost electronic funk classic. Coleman performs in an alien voice that comes not from electronic filtering but from his own natural vocal distortions. This visitor from Mars wants people to be happy and, like his song goes, “Laugh and Dance.” It’s an endearing and very personal space-age funk that blends George Clinton and Kraftwerk in a vision of a better and happier world.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Coleman was musically inclined from an early age. His parents couldn’t afford to buy him a real drum for orchestra, so he took up electrical wiring and wood shop instead, which fed his muse in a different direction. Omer built enormous speaker cabinets. In the late ‘70s he was a DJ, and ran a Mobile Disco business that took him across the country, hosting parties. After a trip to California, he came back to Kansas City inspired to dress up as Commander Wooooo Wooooo.

The future commander began working at the Armco Steel Mill in Kansas City when he was 18. He was inspired by older machinists who demanded perfection in their work and in their character. It was while he was working at the steel mill that Coleman came up with Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo. One day coworker John Manley came up to Coleman with a vision of an electric car, and built it. His coworkers built all of his equipment, from lighting and fog machines to big steel eyeglasses. Coleman’s sister, a seamstress, created his outfits.

Coleman started his own label in 1985 but took some time off from music to raise his children, and when they came of age his son recorded with Coleman as a gospel vocalist. When his son was killed in an auto accident in 2004, it took something out of him, and he stopped making music. But he’s starting to get the feeling again.

Now 62, he’s currently enjoying his retirement from a long stint with the IRS. The former Commander is in the middle of a house project where he’s using metal ceiling tiles to line his walls. It’s starting to look like a spaceship. Coleman promises, “There is a real good possibility that we have not seen the last of Starship Commander Wooooo Wooooo!
Pat Padua” Available from 29.07.2016

Golden Flamingo Orchestra – Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us
Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Golden Flamingo Orchestra – Guardian Angel Is Watching Over Us

Image: 1604722 We’ve watched the movies, seen the photos, heard the stories. As in all of New York City, crime was as
rampant in the subway as it was on the streets. Thefts, robberies, shootings and killings were a frequent reality
throughout the 1970s. In 1979, a group of angered residents led by Curtis Sliwa began taking crime prevention
into their own hands, donning red berets – looking very much like a gang and calling themselves the Guardian
Angels. This funky track produced by the Legendary Patrick Adams and uptown empresario Peter Brown is
an ode to what was hapenning at the time. Like many of the P&P records of the time, this wasn’t dance music
for flashy downtown clubs, it was the real uptown funk!
“With bass as heavy as rolling stock, and field recordings from the subway tannoy echoing along almost
empty train carriages late at night, Margo Williams’s vocals supply the inner city funk menace with some
almost ethereal soul.” At a crossroads between funk, soul and an emerging Hip Hop culture this track apealled
to both the disco crowd and the bravado of the uptown b-boys.

Available from 08.07.2016

Cobby & Malinder – Tumblefish EP
Thursday, March 24th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Cobby & Malinder – Tumblefish EP

Image: 1603254 After a relatively quiet 2015 which saw Brooklyn’s Throne of Blood release the third volume in the Moon Rock ambient series and a handful of singles from Man Power, Jimi After, and Vito & Druzzi, things are already heating up for 2016.

Kicking things off is a really special collaborative 12” from Steve Cobby, the Hull-based producer best known as one half of downbeat legends Fila Brazillia, and Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire fame. Throne of Blood is honored to be working with such towering influences, and excited to be bringing some truly special recordings to life.

The proceedings kick off with “Tumblefish” a cosmic soup of hangdrum samples and breakbeats backed by an acidic bassline built for Balearic b-boys. Mark E’s remix strips the proceedings back, morphing “Tumblefish” into a grinding chugger that’s equal parts techno and house.

Things get really interesting on the B side with Cobby and Mal versioning one of the holiest of holy grails in leftfield music, “Vitamin C” by krautrock legends, Can. Drenched in echo and anchored by a mechanically teutonic beat, their version swaps the moody desperation of the original for a dislocated mechanical swagger. TOB label manager Max Pask’s dub raises the tempo and retrofits “Vitamin C” for maximum dancefloor impact. Closing things out, Correspondant/Voyeurhythm hotshot Man Power returns to TOB with a driving remix layering drum machines, shambolic synths, and a driving bassline to close out the ep.

A1. Tumblefish
A2. Tumblefish (Mark E Remix)
B1. Vitamin C
B2. Vitamin C (Max Pask Dub)
B3. Vitamin C (Man Power Remix) Available from 15.04.2016

Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Instrumentals)
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (Instrumentals)

Image: 1601903 Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde is, simply put, one of the most perfect albums in the history of recorded
music regardless of genre. From the lyrical flow of Slimkid3, Bootie Brown, Imani and Fatlip to the
cover art by Fuct the project is the embodiment of excellence start to finish. Musically, the
foundation of this perfection is the production work of J-Swift. His use of jazz samples, phat beats
and live instrumentation had the ultimate effect of “creating their own sonic utopia”, as NME put it.
As such it’s more than fitting that Pharcyde’s Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde be released as an all
instrumental outing. Swift’s adventurous use of samples from jazz, R&B, funk, classic rock and
more melded with his personal additions of live instrumentation including piano, bass, and Fender
Rhodes along with drum arrangements from fellow producer JMD create a lush, jazzy soundscape
that works well as a stand alone recording.
Though the west coast’s predominant G-Funk sound of the time or the east coast’s conscious kings
De La Soul may have sold more records at the time, The Pharcyde and J-Swift’s work on Bizarre
Ride has stood the text of time and continues to resonate with fans new and old in a way that few
records have or ever will.

A1. Oh Shit
A2. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
A3. I’m That Type Of Nigga
A4. On The DL
B1. Officer
B2. Ya Mama
B3. Passin’ Me By
B4. Otha Fish
B5. Return Of The B-Boy Available from 19.02.2016

Dregs One & Ill Sugi – Universal Language
Saturday, January 16th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Dregs One & Ill Sugi – Universal Language

Image: 1601718 “Universal Language,” the new album by San Francisco rapper Dregs
One and Tokyo producer Ill Sugi, is proof that music transcends
international borders. Dregs’ underground albums reached Sugi
through a local record store while he was still in high school, which
later led to the two communicating through the internet. Sugi began
sending Dregs beats and remixing some of his songs, and eventually
flew to the Bay Area to visit and stayed at Dregs’ apartment. Despite
the language barrier between them, the two were able to bond
through the culture of hip-hop. During that trip, they began working
on a collaborative album and drove down to Los Angeles to record
some songs. Over the next few years, Dregs and Sugi worked on
the songs through e-mail and stayed in touch through Facebook and
Skype. The end result is “Universal Language.” Over Sugi’s smooth
yet grimey sampled beats, Dregs spits streetwise raps that touch
on topics that relate to the human experience. This album has the
potential to open the hearts and the minds of listeners and become
an international hip-hop classic.

1. The Language of the World
2. One Way
3. True Beauty featuring Priscillia
4. Emotion featuring Gas Mask Colony
5. City Slicker
6. Fortune Baby
7. Local
8. B-Boys & B-Girls
9. Deep In Thought featuring Equipto & L*Roneous
10. Universal Language Available from 29.01.2016

Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde

Image: 1601508 “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” is the debut album from The Pharcyde. Released in late 1992, the album was hailed
by critics and rap fans alike. Produced entirely by J-Swift with easily some of the tightest and most inventive beats
of the era, “Bizarre Ride” features only one guest appearance, provided by little known Los Angeles rapper
Buckwheat (who would become known as “Bucwheed” from The Wascals). Released during the dominant Gangsta
Rap era of the West Coast, the music was described as “refreshing” due to its playful, light-hearted humor and lush,
jazzy production. Along with albums like “To Whom it May Concern…” by Freestyle Fellowship, and “I Wish My
Brother George Was Here” by Del tha Funkee Homosapien, “Bizarre Ride” helped establish a new alternative scene
on the West Coast followed by artists such as Hieroglyphics, The Coup and Jurassic 5.
The album featured four singles, all of which were accompanied by music videos. The group’s debut single, “Ya
Mama”, originally released in 1991, was the song that landed the group their record deal, but it failed to reach any
Billboard singles chart. Their first major exposure came with the release of the album’s second single, “Passing Me
By”. The song became the group’s biggest crossover hit and is now considered a classic Hip Hop single. The
album’s third single, “4 Better or 4 Worse”, was released in mid-1993 and featured the stoner song “Pack the Pipe”
and the throwback track “Return of the B-Boy” as its B-Side. The final single, the SlimKid solo track “Otha Fish”,
was released in late 1993.
The album was certified gold in 1996, and it’s stature has only grown since with the release constantly appearing
on Best Of lists such as the 100 Best Rap albums by The Source, Top 100 Favorite Records of The 90s by Pitchfork
and Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Hip Hop Albums as listed by Chris Rock.

A1. 4 Better Or 4 Worse (INTERLUDE)
A2. Oh Shit
A3. It’s Jiggaboo Time (SKIT)
A4. 4 Better Or 4 Worse
B1. I’m That Type Of Nigga
B2. If I Were President (SKIT)
B3. Soul Flower (Remix)
B4. On The DL
C1. Pack The Pipe (Interlude)
C2. Officer
C3. Ya Mama
C4. Passing Me By
D1. Otha Fish
D2. Quinton’s On The Way (Skit)
D3. Pack The Pipe
D4. Return Of The B-Boy Available from 05.02.2016

Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
Thursday, January 7th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded

Image: 1601510 In listing the greatest albums in hip-hop history, one title never seems to
stray from the upper echelons, no matter how many years pass: Boogie
Down Productions’ undisputed classic from 1986, Criminal Minded.
Released amidst a battle between BDP and MC Shan that would redefine
the New York rap landscape as it was then known, the album, which
features the songs “South Bronx,” “Criminal Minded” and “The Bridge is
Over,” captures the excitement, urgency and raw power that embodies
hip-hop culture as we know it, with KRS-One’s aggressive yet intelligent
lyricism backed by Scott La Rock’s hard-hitting, stripped-down beats.
A true classic, Criminal Minded has been recognized by Vibe Magazine,
The Source and Rolling Stone as one of the most important albums of all
time. Traffic Entertainment Group and B-Boy Records are proud to
present Criminal Minded, presented inn a double-LP pressing.

A1. Poetry
A2. South Bronx
B1. 9mm Goes Bang
B2. Word From Our Sponsor
B3. Elementary
C1. Dope Beat
C2. Remix For P Is Free
C3. The Bridge Is Over
D1. Super-Hoe
D2. Criminal Minded
D3. P Is Free (Original 12” Version) Available from 19.02.2016

The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun / Troglodyte
Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun / Troglodyte

Image: 1601182 Taken from the 1972 LP of the same name, It’s Just Begun needs no introduction – classic funk, break beat, B-Boy banger which has been sampled to the high heavens and back but you never grow tired of it. Featured here is the LP version with intro. Whether you’re an old head looking for fresh new doubles to rock or a part of the new school of diggers you can’t go wrong with this 45 – the flipside contains the equally funky Troglodyte which was also a fave with the producers. Available from 18.12.2015

Boca 45 (Ft. Louis Baker) – Soul on Top
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Boca 45 (Ft. Louis Baker) – Soul on Top

The A side ‘Soul On Top’, is produced by Boca 45 and features New Zealander Louis Baker on vocals, an immediate slice of hip hop soul which will work as well on the dance floor as it will on the radio. The B side features ‘Diegos Theme’, lifted from B…

Schoolly D – Gucci Time (RSD)
Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Schoolly D – Gucci Time (RSD)

Image: 1599996 SCHOOLLY-D “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” / “Gucci Time”

Split Colored Vinyl (Clear & “Schoolly D Yellow”)

Deluxe 30th Anniversary 12-inch, with Custom Sleeve, 4-page Liner Notes insert (featuring input from Schoolly-D) and Sticker Sheet with images drawn by Schoolly-D

30 years ago, a booming sound was heard rumbling out of Philadelphia, PA. Starting with a trebled-out but thunderous TR-909 drum pattern and
galloping forward with little more than a young man’s nasal, arrogant flow, that blast was Schoolly-D’s “P.S.K. What Does It Mean”? Released on his
own Schoolly-D Records label in 1985, the song was – and still is – too powerful and unique to ignore. It took the rap world by storm that year,
presenting a counterpoint to Melle Mel’s more socially-conscious “The Message”, literally inventing “Gangsta Rap.”
Schoolly was a musician, drum-programming wizard and force of nature, and he would go on to shock the world with his in-your-face approach to
making music – as bombastic lyrically as he was musically. He simply gave no f*cks, and listeners were drawn into his street-influenced vortex of
“b-boy rhyme and riddle.”
As noted in the liner notes to this special release: “The demand [for “P.S.K.”] was so large that nationwide bootlegging was a major distribution
avenue, albeit an unpaid one. ‘Those bootleggers made me big because, when it came down to it, I didn’t have the money to get the records out there,’
Schoolly says. ‘The person who helped me figure that sh*t out was Luke [Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew and Luke Skyywalker Records]. He took
me all over Miami and showed me all the different bootlegged versions of my own records. It was crazy.’”
On the flipside of “P.S.K.,” Schoolly gave the world another classic: “Gucci Time.” Flexing brutal brag muscles, it was another gangsta masterpiece,
furthering his legend and bringing even more 909 boom to the still expanding rap world. The opening lines are still quoted by scholars of the game
today: “Lookin’ at my Gucci / It’s about that time.”
Get On Down presents this classic for the first time in deluxe form, which is also fully Schoolly-approved: a custom 12-inch sleeve adorned with
Schoolly-D’s famed artwork, unique split clear & yellow vinyl, a liner notes insert featuring Schoolly’s own look back on the year 1985 as told to
author Brian Coleman, and a unique sticker sheet with 8 images taken from the artwork on this 12-inch cover (which was first seen on his early
12-inches, as well as his 1985 Schoolly-D EP and 1986’s Saturday Night: The Album). Available from 27.11.2015

J-Zone – Backyard Breaks
Friday, November 20th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on J-Zone – Backyard Breaks

Image: 1600998 Producer/ drummer/ writer/ DJ/ MC J-Zone returns to the fold with Backyard Breaks, a follow-up to his debut drum break LP, 2014’s Lunch Breaks. This 18-cut offering continues where its predecessor left off, but offers more variety in a smaller package. Where Lunch Breaks channeled the drum mojo of the late 1960s exclusively, Backyard Breaks explores a wider sonic timeline of drumming and recording. The more focused sounds of the mid and late 1970s are also explored here, as well as some of the less orthodox rhythms and fills from those eras, giving the sampling producer a mixture of sounds to work with. Percussionist Ray May adds congas to a handful of tracks to mix things up and capture the b-boy spirit, while more options in the way of mikes, drum kits, snares and cymbals – in addition to more head room with the recording levels for more producer control – make Backyard Breaks a well-rounded follow-up to its predecessor.

Between the recording of Lunch Breaks and Backyard Breaks, J-Zone has done studio drumming and sample replays for Danger Mouse, Marco Polo, RA the Rugged Man, Czarface (7L & Esoteric and Inspektah Deck), Apathy and many others, as well as providing drum tracks for film scores like CNN’s Fresh Dressed and the Stretch and Bobbito Documentary. Meeting the demands of producers and musicians, constructive feedback from Lunch Breaks and continuous research and practice have all aided J-Zone in presenting a more useful and versatile break record for producers looking for a classic break beat sound.

Side A

1.Pushin’ Weight

2. The Bronx Is Burning

3. ’81 Cressida

4. In the Hole

5. Fleetwood Brougham

6. Cross Island Parkway

7. Rum Punch

8. Hey Josie

9. Spuyten Duyvil

Side B

1. En-Tee

2. King Cobra

3. Iron Horse

4. Phuck!

5. Woodpecker

6. Hi-There

7. Vendetta

8. Mongoose

9. Lucky Strikes Available from 11.12.2015

Mophono & The Gaslamp Killer – Murder Man / Xposure
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Mophono & The Gaslamp Killer – Murder Man / Xposure

Image: 1600834 CB Records is proud to announce the new 7” single by Mophono
and The Gaslamp Killer titled “Murder Man (CTB vol 1)”, the first
installment in the limited edition vinyl series based on the legendary
San Francisco party Change The Beat. Founded in 2006 by
Mophono, The Gaslamp Killer, Citizen Ten and Aspect McCarthy,
CTB was known as the most forward thinking weekly showcase in
the world, Hosting acts like Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, Madlib, Slum
Village, Edan, Mono/Poly and Eprom. The party description says it
all, “Dirt Wave & Rock Electronique, Thug Jazz & Riot Funk, Psyche
Madness & Funk Rock layered with the hardest instrumental & Dub
beats from around the world!!!
The Gaslamp Killer and Mophono have worked together for over 10
years since their first meeting behind the turntables at a Halloween
art party in San Diego. GLK and Mophono have consistently thrown
back the boundaries of music and DJ’ing from the early days of CTB
to working together extensively on GLK releases like Death Gate,
Breakthrough and now this grimy new single Murder Man.
There is an emerging vocabulary that accurately describes this
experimental genre that Mophono calls Dirt Wave. The A side, with
the surprisingly upbeat rhythms to the screeching breakdown at
the end, “Murder Man” smashes a futuristic yet vintage sound that
can be heard all over this new release. “Xposure” on the B side, is
definitely not shy either. From freakout screams to the distorted bass
and chaotic b-boy drums, this is
definitely not for the faint of heart.

The first installment in the limited edition vinyl series based on the legendary San Francisco party Change The Beat

The Gaslamp Killer and Mophono have worked together for over 10 years

7” limited to 500 copies worldwide Available from 11.12.2015

Various – The Very Polish Cut-Outs Vol.5
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – The Very Polish Cut-Outs Vol.5

Image: 1600794 All good things come to an end, and The Very Polish Cut-Outs is no different. The fifth sampler will be the last in the much loved & long running series. For the farewell record, label boss Zambon has selected five unique reworks from top producers from Poland and beyond.

Side A is aimed at the dancefloor. ‘KIEDY BYLEM MALYM CHLOPCEM’ was the biggest hit in the long career of Tadeusz Nalepa, the king of Polish blues. The irresistible, smooth guitar groove is combined with conscious lyrics about different views of what’s important at different stages of life, served in the form of a conversation between father and son.
Miod crew transform this beautiful song into peak-time killer, tailored exactly for the needs of a modern dancefloor.

Moscow’s man of the moment Beard In Dust edits ‘BIALA SOWA, BIALA DAMA, BIALY KRUK’ by Kram into a flawless disco funk bomb, fuelled by cheesy synth action. A slice of Eastern European B-Boy disco breaks.

Side B brings more ethereal and psychedelic flavours to the table. ‘NA KOLANA PASTUSZKOWIE’ comes from Laboratorium, Poland’s answer to Weather Report. Their unique take on fusion is remixed here by Daniel Drumz, one of the heroes of Polish hiphop & beat scene. This longtime turntablist leaves his rap roots and travels to the psychedelic coast to bring you an amazing piece of Baltic Beat.

Last two tracks are chopped and looped by Australian hero Carpentaria in a truly Balearic fashion. ‘ZA OSTATNI GROSZ’ by Budka Suflera charms the listener with dripping pianos and a misty, endless soft rock groove (with added swirling synths played here by Brennan Green himself), while ZACZAROWNE MIASTO by Kombi is a dark, cinematic piece of slow synth pop.

It may be the end, but The Very Polish Cut-Outs finishes off in fine style.

TRACK LISTING:

A1. MIOD – KIEDY BYLEM MALYM CHLOPCEM
A2. BEARD IN DUST – BIALA SOWA, BIALA DAMA, BIALY KRUK
B1. DANIEL DRUMZ – NA KOLANA PASTUSZKOWIE
B2. CARPENTARIA – ZA OSTATNI GROSZ
B3. CARPENTARIA – ZACZAROWNE MIASTO Available from 04.03.2016

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