Thursday, May 28, 2009


I was introduced to this amazing work the other day and feel that I need to share it with the nerds!

Thanks to advantagelogan @

You can go to his flickr page to see the whole set

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sewing Machine

New mix is done.

Like all my mixes you can expect some dope tunes, hard beats, not quite perfect mixing and cutting as well as tunes you know and some you might not. This time around I decided to add some UK Hip Hop. There are some new joints and some old ones you might have missed.

As with the last two mixes I have dedicated the mix to a character from 'The Wire'. 'Slow Flow' was for Omar, 'A Code' for The Bunk. This mix is for Slim Charles. I thought for a while who to chose this time and a few lines I remembered of his convinced me to go for the man who really moved with the changing times.

Sewing Machine - DJ Two Hands

01 - Heltah Skeltah - The Art of Disrespekinazation
02 - Sadat X Feat KRS-One & Rahzel -Blow Up Da Spot
03 - Chester P - Suicide Switch
04 - Real Live - Real Live Sh__t
05 - Kid Cudi Feat Wale - Is There Any Love
06 - Cool Kids - Blackmags
07 - Ramson Badbonez - Blackmags Remix
08 - Phil Anastasia ft. Inspectah Deck & Sean Price - Symphonies
09 - Dark Sun Riders Feat Brother J - Dark Sun Riders
10 - Defari Feat Dialated - Behold My Life
11 - Busta Rhymes Feat Lil Fame - The Game Room
12 - Vast Aire - Tipping Dominoes
13 - Redman & Method Man - Dangerous MC's
14 - Az Feat The RZA - Doe Or Die Remix
15 - klashnekoff ft. Skriblah & Kyza - Sayonara


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Randomness is next to godliness

No Rhyme or Reason to today's post, just some random joints for your listening pleasure.

The first one I meant to post a while ago but never got around to it and I'm a little excited about this one. You get 5 mixes of Hickeys, but the real treat here is the B-side heater "Milk Does The Body Good". This one definitely shoulda been on the Slow Flow mix. Audio Two - Hickeys Around My Neck 12"

"TV stars, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, her brother Michael, feeling babies for some rectum action" Tim Dog & Kool Keith sounding a little disrespectful over beats by Kut Masta Kurt & Evidence. Vurrry goood. Ultra - Industry Is Wack 12"

Really really dope comp of old mostly Hobo Junction stuff. Oooh! Ya know ya can't front on the style. Lots of Saafir & a Casual song I'd never heard before (keep ya hands off it Dan, I'm using it on my next mix!) Southpaw Records - Cheapshots, Low Blows & Sucker Punches EP

I don't remember where I heard this first, but I'm always surprised at how many people don't know it. The original is dope, but the addition of De La Soul alongside Da Babees & The Mighty Mos pushes it over the top. Beats & acapella incl.
Da Bush Babees - The Love Song Remix 12"

I uploaded this one just for the Vast Aire joint, but the LoDeck & Zion I joints are nice too, all produced by DJ Ese & Hipsta. Back when the internet was just a baby I searched far and wide for pretty much any mixtapes I could find & I ordered a bunch. A few really sucked, but the Ese & Hipsta tape stood out & I still bump it today. Various Artists - Embedded Studios 12"

Finally, a somewhat hard to find Pharoahe Monch & DJ Spinna single from 2000 I think. Like the other stuff posted here today, this is probably not gonna get a lot of run in the clubs. Pharoahe Monch - Tooley Crew Personified 12"

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Strange and I like it.

The Boogie Monsters have always been a favorite group of mine. In 1993 the amount of good Hip Hop that was coming out was vast. So much good stuff was coming out that some things got a little passed over. The Boogie Monsters never really achieved great success. Their first album has got longevity. I still draw for it and listen to is all the way through, rare with Hip Hop albums these days.

What is it about the Monsters that I like so much? Hmmm, not really sure. It's not as hardcore as I tend to go for. There is even singing on quite a few of the tracks! I have never been a fan of singing on Hip Hop tracks. There is not a heavy DJ presence on the album, not much cutting. The music is more melodical than I usually go for. Quite busy and multi layered tracks. It has a strong Christian message, not something I look for in a great LP. So, Why do I like it?

The beats are still dope. The lyrics are great. Good enough for me. 'Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress' was the first song I heard and was the first single. I love this track still and try to sneak into sets as often as possible and even when it clears the dance floor. "Mark of the Beast' feels a bit like an early Fugees song. But, A real favorite tune is 'Old Man Jacob's Well'. In this one an old child killing psycho's tale of how he kills his latest kid is told from his (Jacob) and the kids points of view. Dark. Very dark but done so well.

Strange is a good way to describe the album but as the song says, 'Strange, and I like it'. At the time it came out I think lots of people thought it was a bit too weird. More still think it's too odd. I like it.

So here is the LP - Riders Of The Storm: The Underwater Album

A1 Jugganauts (5:14)
A2 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (5:41)
A3 Boogie (3:53)
A4 Muzic Appreciation (Sweet Music) (2:33)
A5 Mark Of The Beast (4:20)
A6 Altered States Of Consciousness (4:33)
B1 Honeydips In Gotham (4:17)
B2 Strange (4:04)
B3 Old Man Jacob's Well (5:39)
B4 Bronx Bombas (3:20)
B5 Salt Water Taffy (Slo Jam) (4:24)
B6 Riders Of The Storm (5:03)

As a special bonus here are the three 12's.

"Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress" 1994 12"
A1 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (Stress 12" Mix) (5:41)
A2 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (Stress Instrumental) (5:04)
A3 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (Stress 7" Mix) (4:10)
B1 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (Stressless 12" Mix) (5:50)
B2 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (Stressless Instrumental) (4:29)
B3 Recognized Thresholds Of Negative Stress (Stressless 7" Mix) (4:23)

"Strange" 1994 12"
A1 Strange (Stranger Mixshow Mix)
A2 Strange (TV Instrumental)
A3 Strange (Radio Edit)
A4 Strange (Instrumental)
B1 Strange (Divine Mariner Mix)
B2 Strange (Divine Mariner TV)
B3 Strange (3 Minutes Of Funk Mix)

"Honeydips In Gotham" 1995 12"
A1 Honeydips In Gotham (Monster Remix) (3:59)
A2 Honeydips In Gotham (Monster Hip Hop Mix) (4:32)
A3 Honeydips In Gotham (Original Mix) (3:55)
B1 Honeydips In Gotham (Monster Remix Instrumental) (4:01)
B2 Jugganauts (Bump Mix) (5:00)