While the YKWYHI elves work tirelessly here behind the scenes on the new site, I have taken a few minutes from my busy schedule to bring you some stuff from the internet that I stole off other site. Behold!
Big Youth – Hotter Fire/Negusa Negast Records
Tapper Zukie – Woman Ah No Me Trouble/ Mobiliser
Success All Stars – Doctor Satan Echo Chamber/ Striker Lee
Augustus Pablo – Fat Girl/ Echo Records
Winston Groovy – Dancing Shoes/ Pioneer International
Barrington Levy – Time Hard/ Puff Records
Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse/ African Museum (Disco 45)
Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping/ High Note
Joy White – Tribulation/ Joe Gibbs International
Dennis Brown – Jah Can Do It/ Joe Gibbs International
Jackie Mittoo – Revolting Rockers/ Third World Records
Rockers All Stars – Fire Dub/ Rockers International
Fat Lace is back and alive with Def Jam week (more like two and a bit weeks and counting) and its top ten slept-on Def Jam singles. What’s saddest is that if you now type “def jam” into Google Image Search you get tonnes of stills from that stupid fighting video game.
Well that’s it then. What do you mean this isn’t original content? It’s called reblogging mate – it was very big in 2009. I’m being retro.
Now to hit those elves.
I’ve recently had the pleasure of getting to know one R Checka – a long-time DJ and all round niceguy. He also came up with the ingenious “Periodic Table of Hip-Hop Elements” and runs a fantastic hip hop blog connected to it. Just recently he came out with his Modern Dylan mixtape; a high-concept Beck mix. Seeing as he’s got quite a way with words, I’ll let the man himself explain:
Beck has been one of my favorite indefinable artists since 94, my hazy college years. I’ve religiously bought every album and single I could get my hands on since that time. Anything that had his name on it really, his bluesy funky style always struck a chord with me. This is probably the third best of beck mixtape I have created (the first one I made was on cassette tape) and it may not be the last. I call it Modern Dylan, because like Bob, Beck is a story-teller, so in a lot of ways he’s my generation’s Dylan. Coincidentally Beck even toured with Dylan interestingly enough.
I used to be a club DJ for years, and I got very sick of Loser after playing it for countless years. It was at a point, the only Beck song I didn’t like. That was too bad, because it’s a good song, but I was sick of playing it every Saturday night. When I made this mix, I felt obligated to play it, but I knew I could spice it up a little bit without detracting from the original so I decided to remix it. Not to mention that made it easier to mix in the process. I didn’t have any a Capella to work with, so I called the remix what it is, “Rchecks Extended Overlap”. I overlapped on top of the original recording looping the first 2 guitar bars at times. I extended the intro and outro using that guitar loop. Hopefully I did the original justice, nothing worse than a bad remix of a track that people consider a one-hit-wonder song.
All songs on this mixed compilation are from my personal collection of Beck’s original CDs, LPs, EPs, 12”, and 7” recordings. This uploaded mix is the modside (modern). The second side dylside is his slower, more serious country and folk music, not nearly as palatable for a lot of people unfortunately. That side will remain on CD format only for friends and family. However, for serious Beck fans that contact me via email and live within the continental US, I’ll gladly send a hard copy of both discs at no cost. My email can be obtained here. Hope you can dig it. Most importantly, I hope this mix can help you appreciate Beck’s music more.
Bit late on this one but I was rocking this mix over new years and forgot to share. It’s a mix of rock, pop, funk and soul edits mixed with a bit of housey electroey stuff by the king of white boy funk Matt Nice.
Matt is the operator and boss of the maverick blog Edit Records. He’s also recently become a father so spare a thought for him and his lack of sleep as you bop along to this.
I have the pleasure of presenting a mix from my life partner and father of my unborn child Jimmy “Cambian” Bullimore.
He’s a drum and bass DJ and organiser of the mythical and secret Super Scratch Sundays – open house monthly turntablism/scratch meetings held in secret UK locations.
This isn’t the usual fodder for this blog but Jimmy’s snowballing on the drum and bass scene so I’m getting my post in first here before he leaves me for another man or possibly Jean Shrimpton.
When you think about the top 20 or so hip-hop DJs working in the south Staffordshire area today, you will eventually come to DJ Sigma. This former milk-float stunt driver has been scouring planet earth and has colelcted every single rap song released in 1979, as far as we can tell, and mixed them up.Why 1979? Well you fools, that was the first year to see a hip-hop record released (arguably).
I urge you to check out this scratch genius at work. This man wrote the manual on how to make these kind of mixes.
Since a restraining order brought about by the borderline popular singer Angela Winbush has rendered him housebound, DJ Sigma spent some time entering this mix into a competition on dead DJ site DJforums.com. Since the demise of that place, it needs a place to live so I went out with my net, some bait and a large padded van to catch it and bring it here to the mix sanctuary where it can play in a natural environment with some other mixes.
01 – Foxy Brown ft. Jay-Z – I’ll Be
02 – Eazy-E – Eazy-Duz-It
03 – René & Angela – I’ll Be Good
04 – B. B. & Q. Band – Dreamer
05 – Aleem – Confusion
06 – Timex Social Club – Rumors
07 – Donna Allen – Serious
08 – Kleeer – Intimate Connection
09 – Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life
10 – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder If I Take You Home
11 – Cameo – Word Up!
12 – Cameo – Single Life
13 – Zapp – It Doesn’t Really Matter
14 – Awekid & DJ Muzzell – Donkey Work III