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.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Caveman - Talkin' Bout Streetlife (The Principle Remixes)



The Principle was a very important part of the Caveman crew and when he left I think Caveman suffered. Their first LP was a really excellent debut , the difficult second LP was a bit of a let down for me and that was mostly due to the fact that the music was pretty ordinary except for these two tracks which I think were the best two tracks on there. So the LP was sold and the 12" was kept and is the only Caveman 12" I still have today. And I'm a sucker for just about any song that uses that killer 'Letha' break. Ill.