Melbourne’s own Debonair P, who’s recently dropped some quality music with Omniscence, Is dropping new remix and instrumental vinyl, which you can cop here. All the filtered bassline, crisp snare goodness you could need for your steering pleasure…
Grab a free digital version of both projects here.
I found this the other night on an old radio tape, and thankfully it’s already been liberated onto YouTube to save me five minutes of my valuable time. It’s basically an alternative version/remix of MC Shan‘s “Another One To Get Jealous Of” that was played on WBLS. Good times, indeed.
By the way, Shan also made a cartoon recently: (more…)
This came out a while back but it’s worth grabbing regardless, especially since I just interviewed J.Force this week. Until I transcribe that, for those unfamiliar, he dropped a couple of singles in the 90’s and worked with Marley Marl in the studio and was part of the Future Flavas radio show crew. This is a collection of ‘revisits’ he did for the show and stuff that’s never been released, pieced together with some choice movie samples and interludes. Strictly SP-1200 status.
This is one of those examples when it’s a good thing that someone had too much time on their hands:
This is a pieced together session from various multitracks. I took the original beatbox demo used and sampled for “Get Stupid pt 2” – grabbed the best parts, chopped each element and repieced them together so it sounds like a one take beatbox (very tedious work). Took the acapella from the OG demo version of “Needle to the groove” (which had Tricky Tee on it.. bet you didn’t know he was supposed to be on Needle to the Groove?) and pieces of MC TEE’s rhymes which were from Get Stupid Pt 2 and then muted and Get Stupid ended up being an instrumental while Tee’s rhymes got recycled for later songs. I took all of these elements and repieced it into the track you are hearing now. And as an extra spice, i added my own Mantronix-ish type stutter chops (yes i did those) and voila! Get Stupid Pt 2 (beatbox version) with Tricky Tee, MC Tee, Mantronix and Greg Nice. Enjoy! (Produced by Jorun Bombay.. this version cannot be heard anywhere but here) I know it may sound like an authentic Mantronix production because of the chop chop chops.. but truthfully, this version wouldn’t even exsist before i re-pieced it, mixmatched elements together, produced it & posted it. Big shout out to MCtEE, MANTRONIX, TRICKY TEE and GREG NICE who all have been huge influences and helped shape hip hop in the 80’s and beyond. Go look up their stuff and get knowledged! Be a fan of their music.
To celebrate the release of the superb Nineteen Ninety Now LP with Celph Titled, Buckwild is releasing a limited-edition vinyl EP (only 200 copies) on No Sleep Recordings, with remixes/unreleased cuts with Celph on the A side and some unreleased remixes on the flip. Here’s his lost remix of ‘Fast Life’ – not to be confused with the Salaam Remi or Vinyl Reanimator versions…
Buckwild: “I worked on this somewhat later then I should have. Even though I did the album version and it was the single, Salaam’s remix was chosen before I even turned this in. I was going to use it on the white label, but went with the Nas and AZ songs instead”.
Aside from pumping out pretty much the only mix CD’s worth checking for right now, J-Love has done some nice shit on the production side of things. He just dropped Street Savior 7 and Hidden Darts Volume 4. Here’s four winners that made it to vinyl….
Ghostface Killah & Trife – “Clipse of Doom (Remix)” (more…)
It’s no secret that G Rap isn’t shy to drop a guest spot here and there, but even at his prime, it seems that Giancana wasted some bars on records with jerk-off’s like Ali Dee and Pudgee The “Fudge Packing” Phat Bastard. On those occasions when he’s selected a worthy tag-team partner though, the results have been top notch. (more…)
Once again the trusty ol’ mixtape blend comes through for those of you who had trouble sitting through Hip-Hop Is Dead without throwing up a little bit in your mouth. These two cuts from Statik Selektah’s The Prophecy 2 CD1 are so nice that they’ve just turned-up on a white label vinyl EP.
Just before he released what turned out to be the best album of 2006, I talked to producer K-Def about working with Marley Marl, his first group, a run-in with D.I.T.C. and the science of breaks. Look out for his album with El Da Sensai and a second instrumental full-length in 2007.
Robbie: The stuff you did for the Theodore Unit album – did you know Ghostface from the “Real Live” remix?
K-Def: We worked together back in ’96. I was in college at the time, and the two tracks I got to him, one of ’em happened to be “It’s Over”. From there I went down to Miami and recorded with him, kind of touched base from what we was doin’ back in the day, it was all good. From the Theodore Unit, actually I had gave him stuff that was supposed to have been on the Pretty Tony thing, but he never really got a chance to get to it. I guess he got swamped with too many songs, so he decided to put it on Theodore Unit, being that it was more an independent aside from Def Jam.
I think there were some sample issues.
“Paychecks” was really a problem, I had to replay it all over.
Do you feel that some of your beats in the past have out-shined some of the MC’s that you’ve worked with?
I’ve been hearing that a million and one times. I’ve heard everyone tell me “Yo, the rappers weren’t good enough for your beats”…but it’s the game, man. It is what it is.
Were you rolling with Larry-O back in the days?
In ’86, ’87, I hooked-up with Awesome Two – Special K and Teddy Ted – and they lived around my way. They kinda got me a lot of the parties in New York, they got me a lotta parties around the way. Back then there was a lotta rappers coming through my town. From there, I think it was ’88, I got with Larry-O, we did an album. We had signed with an independent label called Tav Dash Records – they had R. Kelly at the time signed too, before he blew-up and went to Jive. We were supposed to come out in 88, we went to Tommy Boy, we went to Wild Pitch, we went to Select, we went to Profile, Def Jam…and everybody was scared of us at the time, so it didn’t really work out. (more…)
One of the best things about hip-hop is the tradition of white label remixes. Whether it’s a sample clearance issue or an unauthorised remake, many tracks that wasted quality lyrics over so-so beats have their chance at redemption.
Buckwild went through a period where everything he touched was given a moody, late night lah-session type of feel. His second re-intereptation1 of Nas‘ “Life A Bitch” replaces the smoothed-out L.E.S. track with a skillful chop of Johnny Pate‘s “Look of Love” vibes (that he also utilized on the promo-only remix to Show & AG‘s “You Know Now”) over a crisp snare and some atmospheric sound effects.
For the semi-official S. Carter The Re-Mix vinyl, Just Blaze replaces his original track2 with another searing church-organ based piece, using a familiar break that I can’t quite place right now but you’ll no doubt recognise from somewhere. Good shit all round.