Download: Sparkle Motion – Mega Blends Mixtape
Thursday August 14th 2014,
Filed under: Blend Tapes,DJ Mixes,London Blokes,Mix Tapes,Steady Bootleggin'
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DJ Yoda and TOBES thought it would be a good idea to blend 80′s pop with the beats from “Cold Gettin’ Dumb,” “Marley Scratch” and more. Grandmaster Vic and Ron G so proud right now.

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Download: Fat Lace Show 009

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Missed this when it dropped last month, but nevertheless this is an essential mix of obscure 80′s and 90′s rap courtesy of Drew Huge and Dan Large.



Video: Crate Diggers – Tim Westwood’s Vinyl Collection
Wednesday June 04th 2014,
Filed under: Crates,London Blokes,Non-Rapper Dudes,Video Clips
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Clearly need to send Mr. Westwood a properly fitted Conservative Rap Coalition polo in the near future.



The Juice Crew – 1990 Tim Westwood Freestyle

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Here’s a Tim Westwood sure shot from 1990, courtesy of CRC member Palmer Stallings. Biz Markie, Tragedy, Craig G, Big Daddy Kane and MC Shan all drop verses, alhough sadly there’s no sign of TJ Swan despite him apparently being in the house. Shout-out to the other radio station that crosses the signal a few times.



Video: Mantronix On Kids TV Show In 1986 UK
Thursday November 28th 2013,
Filed under: London Blokes,The 80's Files,TV,VHS Vaults
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All praise due to grandgood for unearthing this piece of YouTube gold. As you see, I learned everything I know about interviewing rapper dudes from the host of Lift Off.



Boogie Down Productions – Duck Down [Alternative Version]

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More BDP action with this vinyl rip from Rob Pursey of Southern Hospitality. Apparently the UK pressing of the “Duck Down” 12″ features an alternative version of the Pal Joey produced track, despite being labeled as the “LP Version”. Sporting a looser deliver from KRS, an extra bassline and an extra verse going at X-Clan, which would later end-up as part of “Build and Destroy”, from the same LP. Was there some kind of fuck up and an early demo version of “Duck Down” was pressed up for the British audience, or did the Jive UK office just prefer this version? Regardless, it’s more greatness from the third best BDP album, and therefore essential listening.



Limited-Edition Looking For The Perfect Beat Poster And Trailer
Friday August 09th 2013,
Filed under: Collectables,Crates,Fundraising,London Blokes,Rap Veterans
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UK-based filmmaker Pritt Kalsi has been working on his Looking For The Perfect Beat documentary for as long as I can remember. We’ve been teased with snippets of footage in the past, but he’s going to reveal the official trailer between 6-10 pm UK time today (1 pm to 5 pm NYC time..and 4 am to 8 am Australian!) at his site. He’s also released a limited edition print of the poster, which will go towards completing the film, and can be purchased here.

Update: Trailer below…
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Download: Sparkle Motion – Miracle Blends Mix

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If my mother would let me have ladies in her basement, this is the kinda stuff I would play to ‘em to set the mood something lovely.

Time to lace up those Timbs, throw on a Champion hoodie and get ya Eastcoast Stomp on… Sparkle Motion are back with “MIRACLE BLENDS”. TOBES and DJ Yoda cut, mix and scratch their way through an hour of “Yo! MTV Raps” staples, blending Hip-Hop and R&B acapellas with instrumentals, originals and remixes – with a few surprises thrown in along the way. “Miracle Blends” was inspired by the legendary New York City tape-masters of the early 90s like Ron G, Kid Capri and Doo Wop.

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Tragedy Khadafi – I Cried [Chemo Remix]
Monday September 05th 2011,
Filed under: London Blokes,Remixes,Streaming-Only,Trag Invasion
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Here’s a remix from Chemo out of the UK, taken from his forthcoming The Stomach of The Mountain LP.
Additional vocals by Ayah Marar, cuts by Mr Thing.



Video: Telemachus feat. Roc Marciano – Scarecrows
Tuesday March 15th 2011,
Filed under: London Blokes,Marcberg Season,Strong Island,Video Clips
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Visuals for a new Marcy feature with UK-based producer Telemachus. Available on limited edition 7″ and digital download here.