Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Thursday, 25 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Whooof! Chester P gets deep and less tripped out than usual on this dope freestyle for DJ Gone.
Sway's 'The Delivery Mixtape' will be available soon for free at his blog/website. Check the vid above for the preview.
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
This Friday, 26th February get down to The Faversham in Leeds for New Bohemia featuring Joy Orbison. Be there at 10.00PM and stay 'til 3.00AM all for only £8 ADVANCE. It's the debut Leeds appearance from man of the moment Joy Orbison who's been selected in the BBC Sounds of 2010 poll as one of the most promising acts to look forward to in 2010. His sound is a lovingly-crafted late-night evolution of house and UK garage, with soft bass, hypnotic home-made percussion and distant chopped-up vocals. Also on the bill are Coki (DMZ), Floating Points, Brackles, P45 and Eliphino. In the other room there will be The Bash Out Presents... Ashburner & Goli b2b, Mike Freear (Alphadrive) and Loz Contreras.
Come down and say hello - I'll be the one trying to work out how to dance to all this new fangledness.
'The Majestic' featuring Vex is the only track that is out of place on this release... and its mainly Vex's "old getting stabbed in the head" rhymes that makes this the case - I'll be skipping that one despite its dope beat. 'Restorations' menacing synths are coupled with a heartfelt sung vocal sample - a strange marriage but a beautiful one. A great EP from the UK Hip Hop scene - get to know. Buy it at Amazon or itunes.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Track taken from the 'Black Book' CD which is available for free download from 1st March 2010 from WWW.CHARLIESLOTH.COM.
Friday, 19 February 2010
The Golden Mic Challenge, a successful event last year, consists of a total of 8 MCs who battle it out to be on top. There can only be one winner so we present you with a total of 3 intense club nights. Round one takes place on the 13th of March with a special guest named Mystro.
Thursday, 18 February 2010
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Monday, 15 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Download the 32 track mixtape for FREE here:
part 1 of 2
part 2 of 2:
The Headspace mixtape series is a collaboration of minds between the Basement Sessions podcasts and online Hip Hop community and the Hip Hop Hype Dog blog alongside UK Hip Hop Mixtapes. The idea of Headspace was to create a project that mixes well known names with up and coming talent. All of the artists involved represent the positive and united UK Hip Hop scene that both Basement Sessions and Hype Dog are working towards.
In addition, the mixtape was also created to celebrate one year of the Basement Sessions podcasts. the first show being an interview with London based Dj Venom on the 5th February 2009. So one year on, February 2010 sees the show going from strength to strength, with incredible collaborations building all the time, most importantly with Hip Hop Hype Dog, one of the most important UK Hip Hop blogs to date.
Basement Sessions and Hype Dog are also lucky enough to be supported by Soap Box, a unique and incredibly talented design team and clothing company based in Birmingham, UK. All of the artwork for Headspace are designed courtesy of Soap Box. Please be sure to check them out and look out for future collaborations and new clothing lines coming in 2010.
01. JVF Clique – Headspace Intro
02. K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – It Ain’t Hard To See f. Jamieson
03. Asaviour & IQ – No Days Off f. Sir Smurf Lil (Akira Kiteshi Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
04. Fallacy – Rap folly 2 f.Aggi Dukes
05. Lowkey – I’m Back (Dyson Remix)
06. Stig Of The Dump – Braindead f. RA The Rugged Man (Jehst Remix)
07. Skandal – Gluttony (Headspace Exclusive)
08. d.C. & Pennjamin- Fast Cars (Headspace Exclusive) DONE
09. Ben Black of The Delusionists – Supa Lyrical Excursion pt.2
10. Remus – Brap Brap f. Farma G
11. Brotherman & DJ Flipz – Born in the Ghetto
12. Yarah Bravo – Freedom Fighters
13. DJ IQ & Joker Starr – Sunshine
14. Oliver Sudden – C.C. for Life (Headspace Exclusive)
15. Tactical Thinking f. 3 Amigos, Jay Madden & Mic Dyson – Stampede (Lord Balrog Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
16. Norrin Radd – Do You Understand f. Booda French (Mixed by Cross Bone T)
17. Juice Aleem – Hologram (Si Beggs Lost In The Hologram Mix) (Headspace Exclusive)
18. Obba Supa – Wet Dreams Over Nightmares (Headspace Exclusive)
19. Alphabetix – Slug Life f. Verbal Contact (Produced by Fidgit, mixed by Vice) (Headspace Exclusive)
20. Prose – Go On… (Headspace Exclusive)
21. JVF Clique – Flow Nutters (Headspace Exclusive)
22. Figment – Floor By Floor
23. Ty – Don’t Cry (Headspace Exclusive)
24. London Zoo – Piece of Mind (Jed Mix) (Headspace Exclusive)
25. Jack Flash – Harass The City (Headspace Exclusive)
26. Chima Anya – KOS (remix) (Cuts by DJ Slipdisc) (Headspace Exclusive)
27. Redbeard – Sick On My Jumpa f. Sonny Jim & Kosyne (Wizard Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
28. Blacksmith & Jagos – Edge of Breakthrough (Headspace Exclusive)
29. Mystro – Maintain (Produced by Earth Hip Hop)
30. Genesis Elijah – I’m Doin It
30. Skuff & Inja – Sunnicide
31. Just Muz – Soulful Stuff
Here's Ty creating the beat to his forthcoming single 'Emotions'. Someone has uploaded the track to youtube:
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
A free from track from Cappo: 'Psychological Warfare'. Check this legendary Notts MC coming like an un-offensive British Wu-Tang member - I can get with this. Produced by Cappo himself.
Monday, 1 February 2010
If you hadn't heard, Diversion Tactics are back with their album 'Careful on the Way Up'. Zygote, Jazz T and Chubby took time to answer my questions about the LP, the label and life:
Certified Banger: Whasup? Let’s begin with introductions: Who are you all and what part do you play in the Diversion Tactics machine?
Chubby: Frontman. Emcee. Recovering alcoholic.
Jazz T: Deejay. Producer. Promoter
Zygote: Producer, Engineer, Deejay
CB: Tell us about your new album. How would you compare it to your first album? What did you want to achieve with this release?
Jazz T: We toured hard off the first album so it was time to drop the new ish. Some of the tracks were performed live over the years anyway. As me and Zy had done our solo projects we all wanted to create another D.T. classic.
Chubby: It's a testament to keep doing your thing, making music your way and staying true to the culture. A little nudge to those that were full of it and ahead of themselves when we came up and ain't about no more. We got to remind people we still here in spite of all the Boot releases from the last eight years. We grown up. The music grown up. And still we proceed.
Zygote: The first album was sort of 15 years in the making; it was a lot of stuff we had to get off our chests. The new album has hints of the style of the first but also hints of maybe where we are going as well as where we are from.
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