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MF DOOM – Special Blends Vol.1&2
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF DOOM – Special Blends Vol.1&2

Image: 1604329 From his early days in 90s collective KMD to his reinvention as
a masked supervillain leading the indie hip-hop revolution, MF
DOOM has consistently pushed the boundaries of hip-hop in new
and unexpected directions. While DOOM’s lyrical genius is welldocumented, he has quietly become an important figure behind the
boards as well. DOOM has always produced his own music, and in
the early 2000s he released the acclaimed ten-part Special Herbs
instrumental series, introducing the world to the dusty, lo-fi loops that
define his production aesthetic.
In the years since, DOOM has supplied soundscapes for Ghostface
Killah’s classic Fishscale album, produced an entire album for Masta
Ace, and witnessed a new generation of emcees (including Joey
Bada$$, Capital STEEZ, and Bishop Nehru) using Special Herbs
beats on their breakthrough mixtapes. Now, the villain is putting
the spotlight back on his production with the official vinyl release
of Special Blends, Vol. 1 & 2. Originally self-released in extremely
limited quantities back in 2004, Special Blends Vol. 1 & 2 pairs
vintage DOOM-produced Special Herbs instrumentals with classic
hip-hop and R&B vocals. Mixed by DOOM himself, this collection
incorporates vocals from a wide range of iconic records. Special
Blends Vol. 1 & 2 is available in standard 2XLP vinyl format, as well
as a deluxe version inside a custom-printed burlap bag. Available from 17.06.2016

MF DOOM – Special Blends Vol.1&2 (Deluxe Ed./Burlap Bag)
Saturday, May 28th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on MF DOOM – Special Blends Vol.1&2 (Deluxe Ed./Burlap Bag)

Image: 1604330 From his early days in 90s collective KMD to his reinvention as
a masked supervillain leading the indie hip-hop revolution, MF
DOOM has consistently pushed the boundaries of hip-hop in new
and unexpected directions. While DOOM’s lyrical genius is welldocumented, he has quietly become an important figure behind the
boards as well. DOOM has always produced his own music, and in
the early 2000s he released the acclaimed ten-part Special Herbs
instrumental series, introducing the world to the dusty, lo-fi loops that
define his production aesthetic.
In the years since, DOOM has supplied soundscapes for Ghostface
Killah’s classic Fishscale album, produced an entire album for Masta
Ace, and witnessed a new generation of emcees (including Joey
Bada$$, Capital STEEZ, and Bishop Nehru) using Special Herbs
beats on their breakthrough mixtapes. Now, the villain is putting
the spotlight back on his production with the official vinyl release
of Special Blends, Vol. 1 & 2. Originally self-released in extremely
limited quantities back in 2004, Special Blends Vol. 1 & 2 pairs
vintage DOOM-produced Special Herbs instrumentals with classic
hip-hop and R&B vocals. Mixed by DOOM himself, this collection
incorporates vocals from a wide range of iconic records. Special
Blends Vol. 1 & 2 is available in standard 2XLP vinyl format, as well
as a deluxe version inside a custom-printed burlap bag. Available from 17.06.2016

Melting Pot Music wiederbelebt seine “Hi-Hat Club”-Serie mit einem Album von Knowsum
Thursday, November 26th, 2015 | Tags: , ,
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Am Anfang war der Beat. Dann kam der Hi-Hat Club und baute ihm ein Haus. Soviel Arroganz muss erlaubt sein, wenn wir die 7. Folge unserer Produzentenserie ankündigen. Denn wahrscheinlich ist es nicht ganz vermessen zu behaupten, dass der Hi-Hat Club so etwas wie das Fundament der hiesigen Beatszene bildet. Twit One, Hulk Hodn, Suff […]

Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath – Hand Of Doom / The Wizard
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath – Hand Of Doom / The Wizard

Image: 1589485 Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Austin-based Brownout, delving into the catalog of the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal godfathers themselves Black Sabbath. “Hand Of Doom” featuring Black Angels singer Alex Maas on vocals is the lead-off single with “The Wizard” on the flip, pressed on limited colored splatter 10inch.
Remaining true to the darkness, bombast and fuzz of Sabbath’s sound, Brownout reinvents the music with their trademark flavors of Latin-Funk and Psychedelic Rock. Powerful horns combined with Alex Maas’ haunting vocals, funked-up drums and percussion transform Hand Of Doom into a Rock and Funk juggernaut that clocks in at almost 8 minutes long. On the flip Alex Marrero takes his turn on the vocals and channels his inner Ozzy Osbourne with the band’s full horn section taking place of the harmonica in the original and once again adding funky sensibility and Latin flourishes to make it their own. Look for the full-length Brownout presents “Brown Sabbath” LP to drop early Summer 2014.

1A Hand Of Doom ft. Alex Maas
1B Hand Of Doom ft. Alex Maas (Instr.)
2A The Wizard ft. Alex Marrero
2A The Wizard ft. Alex Marrero (Instr.) Available from 20.06.2014

Various – Music For Dancefloors – KPM Music Librar
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Various – Music For Dancefloors – KPM Music Librar

Image: 1579367 This April, Strut reissues one of the early releases from its catalogue in a brand new
Deluxe Edition. Music For Dancefloors is a varied journey through the archives of the
fabled and historic KPM Music Library.
The phenomenon of the music library is unique, involving brilliant but anonymous
composers and musicians creating short pieces of music to be made available for
background use in film, television, and radio. The music wasn’t intended to be enjoyed
in a home listening context, and in fact wasn’t available for commercial release at all,
but the sheer quality of the playing and compositions resulted in the music finding an

enthusiastic audience. Original promotional-only vinyl releases from KPM and other
libraries of the 1960s and 70s (generally from print run of only 1,000 copies each) can
now exchange hands for a small fortune.
During its heyday, many pieces recorded through KPM became perennial UK TV
themes – long-running programs like “Grandstand,” “Mastermind” and “ITV News At
Ten.” Tellingly, the KPM boss during this period, Robin Phillips, made a point of setting

the bar high, bringing in the UK’s most talented young composers, arrangers and
session players to the studios to ensure the highest quality music.
The quality has justifiably stood the test of time. In recent years, DJs and collectors
have coveted volumes of the anonymous green label KPM LPs as a source for hard-tofind
grooves and breaks, and KPM has become a well-mined source for hip-hop
producers
and music connoisseurs – Jay-Z, DOOM, Madlib and Guilty Simpson,
Dangermouse
and Action Bronson are among the many who have plundered KPM

grooves.
A KPM piece (Kieth Mansfield’s “Funky Fanfare”) even graces the opening

of
Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill.
Compiled by ex-Jazz Cafe booker and DJ Adrian Gibson and Strut’s Quinton Scott‚
Music For Dancefloors was originally created as a series of albums in the early 2000s
dedicated to mining the archives of the UK’s foremost music libraries. Volumes on
Chappell music and Bosworth would follow in 2001 and 2002. This first installment
mines the KPM reels for some of the most in-demand, funkiest and quirkiest pieces
from the library. Some have become classics in their own right: Alan Parker’s ”That’s
What Friends Are For” featuring Blue Mink’s Madeline Bell on vocals, Alan Hawkshaw’s
stomping hammond groove “Senior Thump” (a precursor to his work as The Mohawks),
and Keith Mansfield’s “Crash Course,” a driving jazz anthem. Elsewhere, the tracklist
is peppered with oddities like Klaus Weiss’ incidental downtempo mood “Morning 1 /
Morning 2” and Nascimbene’s “Witchdoctor,” a short tribal field recording.

This new edition features an exclusive bonus disc, which makes available for the first
time the debut gig by the KPM All-Stars, bringing together many of KPM’s greatest
composers for a unique night at London’s Jazz Cafe on 27th April 2000. A big band
comprising original and contemporary KPM library musicians and writers, including
Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield and James Clarke, perform the library’s best-loved
TV themes and cult dancefloor classics for the first time anywhere since the original
sessions. Within the set, Alan Hawkshaw plays the live debut of tracks from his album
The Champ by The Mohawks including the fabled title track, as well as “Senior Thump’
and “Landscape.”
Music For Dancefloors: The KPM Music Library (Deluxe version) is released in three
formats: 2CD (original studio recordings and live concert), 2LP featuring the original
studio recordings and 2CD insert of the full CD content, and digital (original studio
recordings and live concert). The album features the original sleeve notes by Charles
Waring (Mojo magazine) alongside extra photos and memorabilia.

KEY POINTS
– Deluxe edition includes a second disc featuring the never before heard live debut
of the KPM All-Stars recorded at the Jazz Cafe In London.
– Compiled by ex-Jazz Cafe booker and DJ Adrian Gibson and Strut’s Quinton Scott
– The album features the original sleeve notes by Charles Waring (Mojo magazine)
alongside extra photos and memorabilia.
– Deluxe 2LP Gatefold Vinyl edition including a 2 cd insert.

FOR FANS OF
KPM, DeWolfe, Alan Parker, Keith Mansfield, Johnny Trunk

CD1

1. Alan Parker – That’s What Friends Are For
2. Alan Parker – Unlimited Love
3. Duncan Lamont – Funky Express
4. Johnny Pearson – Assault Course
5. Barry Morgan and Ray Cooper – Samba Street
6. James Clarke – Second Cut
7. John Cameron – Swamp Fever
8. William Farley and Dennis Bovell – Reggae Train
9. Keith Mansfield – Incidental Backcloth No. 9
10. Francis Coppieters – Cross Talk
11. Pierre Lavin Pop Band – In Advance
12. Alan Hawkshaw – Senior Thump
13. Alan Moorhouse – Expo In Tokyo
14. Nascimbene – Interlude: Witchdoctor
15. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band – Jungle Baby
16. Klaus Weiss – Morning 1 / Morning 2
17. Les Baxter – Freeway To Rio
18. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band – Brazil Express
19. Francis Coppieters – Piano In Transit
20. Keith Mansfield – Crash Course

CD2
1. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars – Soul Thing
2. Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars –
Theme from ‘Dave Allen At Large’
3. Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars –
Beat Boutique
4. KPM All Stars – Swamp Fever
5. KPM All Stars – Unlimited Love
6. KPM All Stars feat. Emma Kershaw –
That’s What Friends Are For
7. James Clarke with Steve Grey and KPM All Stars – Second Cut
8. Duncan Lamont with KPM All Stars – Funky Express
9. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars – Girl In A Sportscar
10. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars – Senior Thump
11. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars – Landscape
12. Alan Hawkshaw with Kirsty Hawkshaw and KPM All Stars –
The Champ
13. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars – Crash Course
14. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars – UK Sports Theme Medley: Theme from ‘The Big Match’ / Theme from BBC Wimbledon
Tennis / Theme from BBC Athletics / Theme from ‘Grandstand’
Available from 29.03.2013

Masta Ace – MA DOOM: Son Of Yvonne (Fat Beats)
Monday, July 16th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,
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Following the success of two collaborative releases, Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for “Son Of Yvonne.”

CD FB5157-2
Release: 13-07-12
Masta Ace’s latest solo work with MF Doom is coming this summer
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Following the success of two collaborative releases (EMC “The Show” / 2008 and Ace & Edo G “Arts & Entertainment” / 2009), Masta Ace joins forces with the metal faced MF Doom for Son Of Yvonne, a highly personal concept album that celebrates the life and legacy of Ace’s recently departed Mother. Like his 2004 […]

Mochilla’s Timeless series celebrates the music of Arthur Verocai …
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Folk-jazz composer/arranger Arthur Verocai was born in Rio de Janeiro. He has created challenging arrangements and compositions for Brazilian artists Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins, Leny Andrade and Gal Costa. Arthur Verocai has composed and arranged for such giants as Jorge Ben, Gal Costa and Leny Andrade. But hip hop heads know him for his often […]

Who’s the mysterious trickster, folklore guru, and marvelous musician CLUTCHY HOPKINS …
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Who’s the mysterious trickster, folklore guru, and marvelous musician CLUTCHY HOPKINS …

Soul/Jazz/Funk

Press reactions about the new Plant Music compilation “PLANT MUSIC” …
Monday, November 20th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on Press reactions about the new Plant Music compilation “PLANT MUSIC” …

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Plant Music
Monday, November 20th, 2006 | Tags:
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Plant Music, the label that brought you “The Sound of Young New York” series, present the new and self-titled compilation “Plant Music“. Featuring fifteen tracks from the indie and electronic music scene, the compilation draws from New York’s Plant Music 12” releases as well as some unreleased songs, and selections from up and coming artists. Included are tracks and remixes by WhoMadeWho, Revlon 9, Munk, Alex Gopher, The Glass, Rinôçerôse, Shy Child, Photocall and many more. Most of these tracks have only been released on 12″es and are now available for the first time.

The album is compiled by Dominique Keegan, founder of Plant Music and Plant Bar, and many of these tunes have been highlights in both his and labelmate Stretch Armstrong’s DJ sets. Whereas the “The Sound of Young New York” compilations were mix-CDs, “Plant Music” is unmixed, aimed at the MP3-listener and CD and digital DJ. The album artwork has been designed by Miami artist Caroline Geys …

New compilation from PLANT MUSIC …
Thursday, October 12th, 2006 | Posted in News | Comments Off on New compilation from PLANT MUSIC …

Electronica

This is MELTING POT MUSIC …
Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 | Posted in News | Comments Off on This is MELTING POT MUSIC …

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New SOL UPRISING, MF DOOM and more SHAMAN WORK to come …
Wednesday, January 7th, 2004 | Posted in News | Comments Off on New SOL UPRISING, MF DOOM and more SHAMAN WORK to come …

Hip Hop

Cymande – Cymande
Monday, October 30th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Cymande – Cymande

Image: 1616391 Hailing from Britain, with origins in Guyana,
Jamaica, and St. Vincent, critics and historians
agree that the world simply wasn’t ready for
Cymande. Formed in 1971, the band would
become renowned for their progressive, and
complex brand of funk music, which fused
elements of calypso, jazz, R&B, African music,
and British glam rock. Despite touring with Al
Green, performing at venues like The Apollo and
Soul Train, and having a Billboard R&B hit,
Cymande languished in obscurity before
disbanding in 1974, only to develop a widespread
cult following over the years, and become a
treasure trove for crate diggers and beatsmiths.
Cymande’s legacy began with the release of their
self-titled album in 1972. In equal measure, the
band’s debut emnated with funky grooves,
spiritual euphoria, stirring world arrangements,
and tightly executed rhythms. Cymande would
render dancefloor hits of tracks like “Bra” and
“The Message”, which reached #20 on the
Billboard R&B charts, and help the album develop
a new legacy of innovation, decades after its
release. Tracks from the album have appeared in
tracks by De La Soul, MF Doom, and The
Fugees, as well as in soundtracks in TV and film,
from Spike Lee’s Crooklyn, to modern programs
liks Fargo and Mr. Robot.

A1. Zion I
A2. One More
A3. Getting It Back
A4. Listen
A5. Rickshaw
B1. Dove
B2. Bra
B3. The Message
B4. Ras Tafarian Folk Song Available from 24.11.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Razor Cut
Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Razor Cut

Image: 1611066 Side A features the Wildstyle break “Razor Cut” / Side B features unique etchings with different Wild Style graphics.

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 18.08.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Yawning Beat / Baby Beat
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Yawning Beat / Baby Beat

Image: 1610875 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

Wildstyle Breakbeats – B-Boy Beat / Jungle Beat
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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

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Gangbusters / Meetings
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Gangbusters / Meetings

Image: 1610664 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 29.09.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Military Cut / Busy Bees
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Military Cut / Busy Bees

Image: 1610665 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 21.07.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Down By Law / Subway Beat
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Down By Law / Subway Beat

Image: 1610506 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 07.07.2017

Wildstyle Breakbeats – Cuckoo Clocking / Crime Cut
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Wildstyle Breakbeats – Cuckoo Clocking / Crime Cut

Image: 1610507 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 07.07.2017

Marq Spekt & Gary Wilson – Broken Mazes
Friday, June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Marq Spekt & Gary Wilson – Broken Mazes

Image: 1610377 This record is a collaborative between MarQ Spekt and experimental, proto-new wave musician Gary Wilson (Stones Throw). It’s rare that you get the opportunity to work with the actual artist rather than just sampling his records. Gary opened his vaults and provided sample soundscapes. Some of these instrumentals date back to 1973 and may have been heard before. Others may not. The ending result is a pure creative expression and meshes Hip-Hop, Psychedelic, Jazz and Funk. Soak up the vibrations and enjoy!
This is the kind of idea that makes you enjoy the fringes of rap more than what’s in the spotlight. With that said, “Broken Mazes” sounds weirder on paper than it does in the headphones. Gary Wilson is an awesomely strange dude with some outré music under his belt, but for this project Spekt wisely sticks with the more accessible sides of Wilson’s catalog. It’s all breezy jazz-funk with some vague psychedelic touches for extra oomph, a wide-open feld for Spekt to run his free-?owing bars. The result is relaxed and enjoyable, if at times a bit unfocused – kinda like a good open-ended improv session by a talented jazz band.

1. A Dreamer
2. Broken Mazes
3. Skin is Thin ft. Gary WIlson
4. Not My Scene
5. Pyramid Schemes
6. Burnt Offerings
7. Hollywood Hills ft. Lex Boogie

• This record is a collaborative between two acclaimed, albeit slept-on artists
• MarQ Spekt has worked with a wide array of Mc’s and producers ranging from the Cunninlynguists, MF Doom, Action Bronson, Blockhead and others
• Experimental proto-new wave musician Gary Wilson has released albums on Stones Throw and has in?uenced musicians far reaching from Beck to Madlib to Odd Future Available from 29.09.2017

Grotto – At Last
Friday, April 21st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Grotto – At Last

Image: 1609696 Odion Livingstone present another essential reissue of a rare gem from the Nigerian archives, Grotto’s lost Afrorock classic from 1977, ‘At Last’.

Formed at “Greg’s” (St Gregory’s college in Ikoyi, Lagos), Grotto came up at the same time as several other in?uential student bands based there, including Ofege. “As Grotto, we played a rock/funk fusion. We were probably aged 15, 16 or thereabouts
and we were heavily into music, we listened to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana and lots of rock bands,” explains lead guitarist Soga Benson.
Their debut album is a heavyweight trip, drifting from psychedelic workouts to crunching breaks and funkier directions. “Odion Iruoje was the A&R manager at EMI at the time and he auditioned us, liked the material and signed us. He also produced our recordings,” continues Benson. “Most of us were boarders and the school encouraged music and had instruments so we had time to jam and really gel together. The group still continued after we left Gregs. We had to juggle A-Levels with gigs and we used
to skip school whenever we had a show, rehearsal or a recording date.”
While many Nigerian student bands were studio-based projects, Grotto was an active live unit during the ‘70s. “We played at The Shrine with Fela, with Tee Mac at Batakoto, with Sonny Okosun at Kakadu, Segun Bucknor at Granada Hotel.”
This frst international reissue of Grotto’s debut album comes with a full interview with Soga Benson and producer Odion Iruoje + a selection of rare and previously unseen photos of the band. The album is fully remastered by The Carvery.

Tracklisting:
1. Come Along With Me
2. Bad Times
3. Funk From Mother
4. Grottic Depression – 2
5. Grottic Depression – 1
6. Change Of Tide
7. Doomed

KEY POINTS:
– frst ever offcial reissue of rare Afro-rock LP from 1977.
– Restored by See Why Audio and remastered by The Carvery
– All formats include rare photos and a new interview with lead guitarist Soga Benson + producer Odion Iruoje.
– All formats include full original EMI Nigeria artwork
– 1LP with 12″ INSERT SHEET

FOR FANS OF:
Ofege, Ofo The Black Company, Musi-O-Tunya, Witch, Jimi Hendrix, Osibisa, Carlos Santana, Black Sabbath, Monomono, Fela Kuti, Jeff Beck, Afro funk, Olatunji, The Funkees, Ginger Baker, Blo Available from 02.06.2017

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016

Das Jahr 2016 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

Blu x Union Analogtronics – Cheetah In The City
Friday, November 25th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Blu x Union Analogtronics – Cheetah In The City

Image: 1606568 Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and
Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed
up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ
& Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City.
Featuring Dam-Funk, Phat Kat, Frank N Dank, and more, the album
signifies a stylistic sea change for Blu, best known for his dusty,
soul sampling collaborations with Exile (Below the Heavens) and his
own introspective opuses (Her Favorite Colour, Good to be Home,
York!). Rippling with 808s and cinematic strings, Cheetah in the
City is an organic evolution from the synth-soaked, futuristic sound
of Analogtronics, UNION’s 2012 Fat Beats Records debut album
featuring Talib Kweli, MF DOOM, Elzhi, Guilty Simpson, and more.
After mutual friends put them in touch at a Parisian post-show
after-party, Blu and Union began a musical exchange that spanned
continents. Blu returned to LA with UNION’s best beats, and after
months of exchanging lyrical ideas, the trio regrouped for marathon
recording sessions in UNION’s Paris-based studio. Cloistered for
weeks with nothing but drum machines, instruments, keyboards,
records, and France’s best bud, Blu became obsessed with infusing
his kicked back Southern California sensibilities into UNION’s
penchant for pushing the possibilities of technicality into multilayered, densely packed productions. A cohesive story emerged in
the songwriting: a young man, raised amongst deadbeats, killers,
and hard drugs, metamorphoses into the Cheetah, a money-making
predator whose quick talk and cold hustle make him the king of a city
that will eventually consume him, heart and soul.
We’ve never heard Blu like this.

1. LA Counting
2. Whatever
3. Weekends
4. Sleepin’
5. Workin’ feat. Joro
6. Sunny
7. French Kiss feat. Chat
8. One Two
9. Don’t Trip feat. Dam Funk
10. Lynx feat. Frank N Dank & Ph
11. City Dreams feat. Olivier Day
12. Cheetah
13. The Factory feat. Erik Riko

• Blu is a heralded west coast Emcee, most notable for his work
with Exile (Below The Heavens, Give Me My Flowers…)
• Features include Dam-Funk, Phat Kat and Frank N Dank
• Full US (Synergy Works) and France (Ping Pong) PR
campaigns
• Video for lead single: LA COUNTING (directed by Ruff Mercy) Available from 02.12.2016

Blu x Union Analogtronics – Cheetah In The City (Fat Beats)
Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ & Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City.

CD FB5175
Release: 04-11-16
Jupiter Okwess – Troposphere 13
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jupiter Okwess – Troposphere 13

Image: 1607305 Discovered in 2006 thanks to Jupiter’s Dance, a documentary about the new music scene in Kinshasa, and still one of its iconic even heroic members, Jupiter Bonkodji makes a welcome return with Troposphere 13, three years after the release of the exuberant Hotel Univers. On this incredible 6-track EP, the Congolese Don Quixote defies everything, gloom, doom, but also… the laws of gravity.

Taking it’s namesake from the almost unbelievable story of The Democratic Republic of Congo’s short-lived space program, this EP is a raucous trip through the immense wealth of traditional Congolese rhythms and the electrifying stridency of the rock inherited from his European past spent growing up in Germany, and featuring a few friends including Damon Albarn and long time faithful companion of Nick Cave, Warren Ellis.

Troposphère 13 breaks the sound barrier that, until now, has kept Katanga guitars and rock energy apart, lifting the incredible Jupiter into orbit once again, a UFO of contemporary African music inhabited simultaneously by the fighting instinct of Fela Kuti and the moralistic fibre of Jean de La Fontaine

1. Pondjo Pondjo
2. Musonsu
3. Ngandjo
4. Yo Bengaï
5. Lourds
6. Nzele Momi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlhdfXJv46A
Available from 18.11.2016

SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics to unleash a new full length album
Friday, October 21st, 2016 | Tags: , , ,
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Hot off collaborations with Nottz (Titans in the Flesh EP) and Madlib (Bad Neighbor LP), SoCal ambassador Blu has teamed up with the Paris-based production team Union Analogtronics (OJ & Gold) to unleash a new full length album: Cheetah in the City. Featuring Dam-Funk, Phat Kat, Frank N Dank, and more, the album signifies a […]

Non Phixion – The Future Is Now
Friday, October 21st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Non Phixion – The Future Is Now

Image: 1607107 Non Phixion drops a re-realse n of the group’s classic debut “The Future Is Now.” Available exclusively through Fat Beats. “Utilizing beats that would do Dr. Octagon-era Dan “The Automator” proud and rhyming schemes that bring to mind early Wu-Tang Clan or mid-’90s Gang Starr, Non Phixion exposes the sound of true underground hip-hop. This is music that reflects the sound and attitude of countless rappers selling their albums out of the back of their cars or in booths on the street, cutting together dirty and disjointed sounds with a confidence and quality that is unique to this particular genre. This would all be for nothing if it wasn’t for the excellent raps from Ill Bill, Goretex, and Sabac Red, a trio of rappers who have a Tribe Called Quest-like chemistry. Their clever lyrics, respectable skills, and rough voices make this an intense and dark landmark in alternative rap.”
– iTunes

• Features production from Large Professor, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Necro, & Juju Of The Beatnuts and guest verses from MF DOOM, & The Beatnuts

1. Futurama
2. Drug Music
3. The C.I.A. Is Trying To Kill Me
4. If You Got Love
5. There Is No Future ft. Necro
6. Uncle Howie
7. Rock Stars
8. Say Goodbye To Yesterday
9. Black Helicopters
10. Strange Universe ft. MF DOOM
11. Cult Leader
12. It’s Us
13. Suicide Bomb ft. The Beatnuts, Al Tariq, Marley Metal & Sunshine
14. Where You Wanna Go
15. We Are The Future
16. The C.I.A. Is Still Trying To Kill Me ft. The Deftones & Fear Factory Available from 18.11.2016

Jake One – Prayer Hands
Friday, September 9th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jake One – Prayer Hands

Image: 1606285 Jake One’s discography reads like a who’s who list of some of
the greatest AND most successful artists in the history of hip hop.
That’s what makes him truly unique. Blurring the lines between the
underground and overground.
Providing sonic backdrops for such incredible emcees as De La Soul,
Scarface, Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Casual, Elzhi, Brother
Ali, and Rakim among others, but polishing that same formula and
providing records for the likes of Drake, Rick Ross, T.I., 50 Cent,
Snoop Dogg, J Cole, Wale, Dom Kennedy, and Royce 5’9”, Jake One
is one of the exceptions that has worked equally with both of these
sides of the industry. Exceptionally.
“Prayer Hands”, a collection of instrumentals created from gospel
sources, includes some of those recordings amongst others that
all remind you that Jake One has pretty much become the go-to
producer for any major artist that wants some real hip hop shit on
their album.And understandably so.
His discography is one of the most reputable in the game. On
October 21st, Street Corner Music and Rappers I Know are proud to
present Jake One’s “Prayer Hands

1. Dawkinss
2. Don Don
3. Lou
4. Chuuucch
5. Evelen
6. Crowning
7. Tomm Whitt
8. No Doubt
9. NSB Drums
10. Boone NBC
11. Sinner
12. NSB
13. Se
14. Hunter
15. Fie
16. William & Nem
17. Gether (Geechi Liberaci)
18. Cold World Friar
19. Get Right
20. Heritage
21. I’ll Be Good

• Jake One is a member of the funk/soul duo Tuxedo (Stones
Throw) with Mayer Hawthorne
• Jake One has provided production for De La Soul, Common,
Freeway, MF Doom, Evidence, Brother Ali, and Rakim
throughout his storied career Available from 21.10.2016

Kool Keith – Presents Tashan Dorrsett – The Preacher
Friday, August 12th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Kool Keith – Presents Tashan Dorrsett – The Preacher

Image: 1604511 Nach seiner EP mit Produzent L’Orange für Mello Music Group und einer weiteren Episode seiner “Total Orgasm” Mixtape-Serie, kehrt der Veteran Kool Keith aka Dr.Octagon aka Dr.Doom von den Ultramagnetic MCs als Tashan Dorrsett mit seinem langjährigen Produzenten Junkaz Lou zurück. Available from 29.07.2016

Atmosphere – Fishing Blues
Friday, July 8th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Atmosphere – Fishing Blues

Image: 1605069 As Atmosphere steps into their 21st year of making music, Slug & Ant show no signs of slowing, compromising or losing sight of their vision. Nor has time revealed any diminishing of those qualities that have brought them this far. After ending the previous year with a string of singles that led well into 2016, they still have an abundance of music on the way, including their latest album, Fishing Blues. The title of this new album may cause one to question, Is this the point in the career where Atmosphere chooses to step back, put up the Gone Fishin’ sign and reminisce about their successes? The answer, a resounding no, is found in the music, a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound. Their passion and creative spark are as illuminate as ever. Slug and Ant still have plenty of stories to tell…

TRACKLISTING:

01: Like A Fire
02: Ringo
03: Besos
04: Pure Evil feat. I.B.E
05: Perfect
06: Seismic Waves
07: Next To You feat. deM atlaS
08: The Shit That We’ve Been Through
09: When The Lights Go Out feat. DOOM & Kool Keith
10: No Biggie
11: Everything
12: Chasing New York feat. Aesop Rock
13: Sugar
14: Fishing Blues feat. The Grouch
15: Won’t Look Back feat. Kim Manning
16: Anybody That I’ve Known
17: Still Be Here
18: A Long Hello Available from 12.08.2016

Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Arthur Verocai – Arthur Verocai

Image: 1604396 “I could listen to the album everyday for the rest of my life” – Madlib.

For a very long time, we have been trying to re-issue this record, a true and complete album masterpiece in every sense of the word, considered by many people to be one of the greatest ever made, regardless of genre.

Recorded at Studio Somil, Rio De Janeiro in 1972, the album was produced, arranged, directed by the self-taught, Arthur Verocai. Previously he had worked on many records in various capacities, with artists including Jorge Ben, Ivan Lins and Celia, this album gave him the chance to do his thing in it’s
most pure form.

The 29 minute masterpiece, perfect in it’s arrangement and fusion of sonics, epitomises the sound of Brazil at the time, strings, guitars, pianos, break beats, basslines, synthesizers, vocals from the wonderful Célia and percussion from Pedro Santos. Bossa nova, samba, jazz, MPB, psychedelics and funk sit side by side effortlessly.

The album transcends the genre of Brazilian music, and infact all genres. Highlighted in part by the number of artists that have sampled from it, MF Doom, Ludacris & Common, Little Brother, Jneiro Jarel aka Dr Who Dat?, Dibiase and Action Bronson amongst others.

The original Continental versions of the album now fetch around $2000. Our definitive re-issue is an exact replica of the gatefold original LP and the source master is taken from the Continental tapes, re-mastered in 2012 under Arthur’s supervision.

Tracklist:

A1. Caboclo
A2. Pelas Sombras
A3. Sylvia
A4. Presente Grego
A5. Dedicada A Ela
B1. Seriado
B2. Na Boca Do Sol
B3. Velho Parente
B4. O Mapa
B5. Karina (Domingo No Grajaú)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKWFr9upIuU
Available from 24.06.2016

Timo Maas
Monday, April 4th, 2016 | Tags: , ,
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Timo Maas has been on a 33-year quest to deliver his musical wizardry to the world. In fact, music is such an intrinsic part of his DNA that it’s one of his main modes of communication. Music is the driving force behind a career that spans three decades and shows no signs of slowing down. […]

Truth – From Ashes To Kingdom Come
Friday, January 15th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Truth – From Ashes To Kingdom Come

Image: 1601557 The emergence of hip-hop out of Queens, NY has proven to be
timeless. From Run DMC, LL Cool J, and Kool G Rap to A Tribe
Called Quest, Large Professor, Organized Konfusion, and Mobb
Deep there’s never been a shortage of dynamic music from the
borough. Longtime observer and emcee of the culture Truth is set
to release his debut album “From Ashes To Kingdome Come” on Ill
Adrenaline Records.
A few years back Truth formed an alliance with PF Cuttin (of
Blahzay Blahzay) and together the Queens emcee and the Brooklyn
producer/DJ/engineer are ready to release a typical 90’s throwback
sounding full-length that carries PF’s thumbprint throughout. On the
18-track strong heater Truth picks up various topics, ranging from
life experiences to repping hip-hop culture – always showcasing his
passionate and sharp lyrical rhyme skills.
Entirely recorded and mixed by PF Cuttin, the album’s raw and dusty
sound stays true to the streets, including features from heavyweights
such as the late Sean Price, O.C., and AG (of D.I.T.C.). Newcomer
JK1 The Supernova handles the majority of production along with
veteran producers PF Cuttin, Psycho Les (of The Beatnuts), Da
Beatminerz, and DJ Doom. Containing plenty of dope scratches
mainly executed by PF Cuttin and Rock Steady’s own DJ JS-1, the
album’s uniqueness remains on one accord with the boom bap
sound and origin which is a rarity in today’s music.

1. Intro (Prod. By Pf Cuttin)
2. Holding Down The
Fort (Prod. By Jk1 The
Supernova)
3. New Type Of Something
Feat. Sean Price (Prod. By
Jk1 The Supernova)
4. Take A Stand (Prod. By Jk1
The Supernova)
5. Haymaker! (Interlude) (Prod.
By Jk1 The Supernova)
6. The Greatest Force (Prod.
By Jk1 The Supernova)
7. Genuine Article Feat. O.C.
(Of D.I.T.C.) (Prod. By Pf
Cuttin)
8. How It’s Supposed 2 Be
(Prod. By Psycho Les)
9. Gruesome (Prod. By Jk1
The Supernova)
10. Super Hero Scratch Skit
(Prod. By Pf Cuttin)
11. Hip-Hop Heroics (Prod. By
Dj Doom)
12. Stages Of War Feat. The
Barbarian (Prod. By Jk1 The
Supernova)
13. I’m Bringing It (Prod. By Jk1
The Supernova)
14. Right What I Write Feat. O.C.
& Ag (Of D.I.T.C.) (Prod. By
Da Beatminerz)
15. Death Becomes Him
(Interlude) (Prod. By Jk1
The Supernova)
16. I See Feat. Red E (Prod. By
Jk1 The Supernova)
17. Time For Love & Tears (Prod.
By Jk1 The Supernova)

• Debut album by Queens emcee Truth, entirely mixed by PF Cuttin (of Blahzay Blahzay)
• Features production from PF Cuttin, Psycho Les (of The Beatnuts), Da Beatminerz, DJ Doom, and newcomer JK1 The Supernova.
• Heavyweight features include the late Sean Price, AG (of D.I.T.C.), and O.C. (of D.I.T.C.)
• All cuts by PF Cuttin, Rock Steady’s own DJ JS-1, and Evil Dee of Da Beatminerz Available from 25.03.2016

Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015
Friday, December 18th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features, Magazine | Comments Off on Mitarbeiter-Charts 2015

Das Jahr 2015 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen […]

KMD – Black Bastards (Deluxe Edition)
Friday, September 11th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on KMD – Black Bastards (Deluxe Edition)

Image: 1599196 MF Doom’s first group and their controversion sophmore release Bl_ck B_st_ards is now available in a deluxe double vinyl pressing. One of the LPs is a red vinyl pressing with the second LP being a picture disc featuring the group’s longstanding mascot. The gatefold jacket includes a pop featuring the KMD mascot and the set is rounded out with the inclusion of full liner notes by Brian Coleman.

The words “lost classic” get thrown around from time to time, but KMD’s sophomore album, Black Bastards, truly fits the bill. Originally scheduled for release in the spring of 1994, their label unceremoniously shelved it at the eleventh hour due to controversy over the provocative cover art. Surviving group member MF Doom (then known as Zev Love X) – as fans know, his younger brother Subroc was killed in 1993 – tried to release the album on other labels, but met more dead ends. Sadly, it languished in hip-hop purgatory until six years later. Even then, the album had only a limited release via small indie labels.
Beyond the fact that the controversy surrounding the cover – featuring the group’s long-standing mascot being hanged by a makeshift gallows – was unfair, the group’s fans being denied access to this album only compounded the injustice. Because musically and lyrically, it was a truly amazing record, full of youthful creativity, tinged with the stress of growing up as black men in urban America. Unlike on the group’s 1991 debut, Mr. Hood, Subroc had fully come into his own as both a producer and an MC on Black Bastards, and his untimely death made the album’s shelving that much more tragic.
Heavily influenced by the mind-bending spoken word album Blue Guerrilla by Gylan Kain (from 1970), songs like “What A Nigga Know” (the only single released from the album), the slippery, bass-driven “Get U Now” and the album’s title track explore black consciousness viewed through young-but-experienced eyes. Musically alternating between bouncy and raw –many times both concurrently – the tracks gave both MCs the springboard they needed to express themselves clearly, whether on the catchy, more lighthearted “Sweet Premium Wine,” the psychedelic, abstract “Suspended Animation” or the intricate mash-up of television samples heard on the instrumental “Garbage Day #3.”

A Side
Garbage Day #3
Get-U-Now
What A Nigga Know?

B Side
Sweet Premium Wine
Plumskinnz (Loose Hoe, God & Cupid)
Smokin’ That S*@%T!
Contact Blitt

C Side
Gimme!
Black Bastards
It Sounded Like A Roc!

D Side
Plumskinnz (Oh No I Don’t Believe It)
Constipated Monkey
F*A# Wit’ Ya Head!!
Suspended Animation Available from 25.09.2015

The Chap – The Show Must Go
Friday, September 11th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on The Chap – The Show Must Go

Image: 1599145 The Chap are back with The Show Must Go their most radical album to date.

TRACKLISTING

1. What Are People For?
2. Post Doom Doom
3. He’d Rather Die. He’s Getting Ready
4. That’s Rich
5. Joy In Depression
6. Student Experience
7. Social Bob
8. Reunited With Cash
9. Guitar Messiah
10. Charitable Action
11. Jammer
12. Epic Tolerance
13. Society
14. Your Project, My Money
15. Partly People
16. Hey Youth
17. Franklos Mr Shanklos

The Chap return with their most radical album to date.Political rock never sounded so good!
The Eurogroup that should be massive: The Chap – a Brit, a Greek, two Germans and a half French (Brit).

After the immense futuristic irony of naming their 4th album “Well Done Europe” in 2010, The Chap Eurogroup choose to do “here and now” by tackling the political in rock music with the release of their 6th album “The Show Must Go” – a diatribe on the absolute certainty that rock music has not and will never ever change the world. It’s the sound of despair in the face of awesome idiocy. Or, as the band put it: “In the midst of events that deeply affect our family and friends, we are united in the realisation: you can take Democracy out of Europe, but you can still tour Europe. Fuck you, Europe. We are The Chap, we are Europe.”

This is the bit where a good press release will say that the new album is a departure while staying true to the band’s tradition. It’s really true! „The show must go“ is a rock record, it’s more urgent than previous Chap albums – but it’s unmistakably The Chap, having transferred the energy of their live performance onto a record.

The band will be touring the UK and continental Europe from October and hopefully the US next year. Available from 23.10.2015

Czarface (Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) – Every Hero Needs A Villain (Brick)
Friday, June 19th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , ,
Posted in Magazine, Record of the Week | Comments Off on Czarface (Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric) – Every Hero Needs A Villain (Brick)

Czarface – Wu-Tang founding MC Inspectah Deck and veteran Boston duo 7L & Esoteric – isn’t concerned with the glitz and the B.S. that modern consumer culture is pushing. And neither are the group’s fans.

CD BRK152CD
Release: 19-06-15
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