Monday, 26 April 2010

Mix Monday: DJ Premier

Very quick mix Monday this week and indeed a repost from another blog but I assure you that its well worth it!

As I’m sure you all know, Hip Hop legend Guru sadly passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Guru’s former musical partner and fellow Gang Starr founder DJ Premier put together this astonishing mix of records Guru was involved in by way of tribute.

Ignoring all the supposed beef, this mix shows not only how important Gang Starr were and still continue to be, but how well Premier and Guru worked together.

Grab it below and remember a legend:

DJ Premier - Guru Tribute Mix

  1. Gang Starr – Betrayal (Feat. Scarface)
  2. Gang Starr – Intro (The First Step)
  3. Gang Starr – Execution Of A Chump (No More Mr. Nice Guy Pt. 2)
  4. Gang Starr – Name Tag (Premier & The Guru)
  5. Gang Starr – Speak Ya Clout (Feat. Jeru the Damaja & Lil Dap)
  6. Gang Starr – Peace Of Mine
  7. Gang Starr – Eulogy
  8. Gang Starr – Royalty (Feat. K-Ci & JoJo)
  9. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
  10. Gang Starr – In This Life… (Feat. Snoop Dogg & Uncle Reo)
  11. Gang Starr – Above The Clouds (Feat. Inspectah Deck)
  12. Gang Starr – The Planet
  13. Gang Starr – Daily Operation (Intro)
  14. Gang Starr – Next Time
  15. Gang Starr – 93 Interlude (Unreleased Moment Of Truth Interlude)
  16. Gang Starr – The Militia II (Feat. Rakim & WC)
  17. Gang Starr – Intro (HQ, Goo, Panch)
  18. Heavy D. – A Buncha Niggas (Feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, Guru, Rob-O & Third Eye)
  19. M.O.P. – Salute Part II (Feat. Guru)
  20. D&D Allstars – Hot Shit (Feat. Big Daddy Kane, Sadat X, Guru & Greg Nice)
  21. Gang Starr – PLAYTAWIN
  22. Gang Starr – Soliloquy Of Chaos
  23. Group Home – The Legacy (Feat. Guru)
  24. Gang Starr – Conspiracy
  25. Gang Starr – Stay Tuned
  26. Gang Starr – Zonin’

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Ruffnek Diskotek / Steak House start a brand new, 2 hour radio show on Bristol's new internet radio station Hivemind FM this Wednesday. Dub Boy and myself will be doing the first session, and show will be going out every fortnight. If you've ever been to a Ruffnek Diskotek party before, you'll know what to expect, a big bassy bashy mix of dancehall, funky, garage, party electronics and dub.
The stream begins at 8pm on Wednesday 14th April. Get in the chatroom and let us know what you think!

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Luke's Anger - Gift Horse EP

To my delight, I've just discovered that Luke Sanger aka Luke's Anger (producer and owner of the Bonus Round record label) is currently giving away a free 4 track EP on his website.

I'm a huge fan of Luke's style of techno - it's unhinged and unpredictable; it sounds squelchy and organic, like it's been made on vegetable synths and wooden drum machines. Oh, and the bass, the bass! I'm finding it hard to pick a favourite from Gift Horse, but I'm a sucker for "xOx Swamp", it has this irrepressible, nutty, screw-face groove - when the track came on shuffle as I was driving to work this morning, I caught myself somewhat carried away and 10 mph over the speed limit. That said, just check out those subs in "Gone Phishing", boom!

Big download for this gorgeous sunny weekend, get on it!

Luke's Anger - Gift Horse EP

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Free Tune: Production Unit

Glasgow based renaissance man Dave Marcia aka Production Unit is a man with his fingers in many pies. A DJ, writer, for Clash magazine, and Producer, Dave has released on Stuff Records, Struktur, and Square Roots and has a new EP, Ghost Tracks set to drop imminently on the excellent Highpoint Lowlife imprint.

To celebrate this, Production Unit has very kindly given us a dutty remix to give away; his rebuild of Three 6 Mafia's huge joint Sipping on some Syrup. His epic mix fits the vocal over a riddim that blurs the edges between Techno, Grime, Dubstep and Bmore. This is pure dancefloor dynamite and its yours via the link below.

Production Unit - Syrup

For those that need a dose of the original you can watch it here: