Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Suggestion Of The Week - Def Defiance - Hazardous

Treated myself to one of these recently and I think you'd be foolish to miss out on one yourself. Mine arrived Monday and what a great package it is too. A really well put together remastered- by Rola himself - double vinyl with bonus white label 12" single containing four more bangers that were rejected by the record company back in the early nineties. There's a concise history on the rear of the outer, outer sleeve which tells you how they met, etc. and the album itself is pressed up on shiny white vinyl. It was a no brainer for me but it is pricey at £44.99 for the lot but you can just go for the original double LP for a mere £29.99 from these guys right here.
If you're not based in dear old Blighty you can email the label direct here and there's a good seller on discogs here who's reliable and quick.
Britcore Rawmance comes with the seemingly impossible once again, their best package to date and hopefully there's more to come.
Vorsprung durch UK hip hop..

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Hearts Of Darkness - A Taste Of Venom

A big jazzy double bass driven head nodder for the UK faithful is up today from a duo both from the glorious north, one from Hull and the other is a Manc I think. They had another 12" which I don't have any more but it's an easy pick up so I'll get one at some point but it's not as good as this one.
On a related note Style Warrior, (see link above right), has sadly closed it's doors but I'm pretty sure the LP they put out last year is still available and for a cut price too. Well worth your pennies if you missed it.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Floormaster Squeeze - Kick Out The JamEs

Here's an oldie for you. This is my third copy over the years, bought one brand spanking in '87 - some have it listed as '88 but I'm positive it came out in '87 - and that was traded in between about four of us over time and I never saw it again. The second was properly knackered, skipped four times in the first minute of side two so I slung it. Third time's the lucky charm they say, right? This is Overlord X's debut too I think unless anyone knows different.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

G.M.P. - Hardcore Wins Again

G.M.P = Ganxta Mae-Dae Productions.
I got a white label promo of this with a sticker on the sleeve as you can see above. I always liked 'Give 'Em Some Airplay' with it's swipe at radio jocks favouring the US to the UK at the time and it still sounds good to me. 'Hardcore Wins Again' has some great lines in it too like, 'apocalypse jam (something something) no sell out, commercial mother fuckers there's the door get the hell out' - maybe I should have written 'mutha fuckas up there -  and my personal fave, 'making a track like monie in the middle, fuck that shit it's commercial drivel.' I don't necessarily agree but it makes me smile. The other three on offer are alright and 'The Arrival' is the only record I can think of right now that samples the Zombies' 'Time Of The Season' and I like that song so it's got to be a winner. I think I paid two quid for this and it's the first listen since buying it and I reckon it's a keeper.

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Suggestion Of The Week - VA - Underground United Vol. 3

Another fine selection of unreleased stuff on offer here and this time it's a double. If you only buy one record this year I would suggest, looking at the track list that this is a top contender for record of the year. I don't think Disorda's got any left but you can get some snippets there and and also here and maybe order yourself a copy from here or direct from the label here. Pricey maybe, but well worth it.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Mighty Ethnic - Free Style

Re-up as requested below. Might get in to a few more posts next year, we'll see how much time I have to spare. Happy Christmas.