I got into Hip Hop via the 'Breakin' craze in the early '80's
, even back then though you would've been considered a twat in my neighbourhood if you had dressed like Pop'N'Taco's alleged boyfriend, Michael 'Boogaloo Shrimp' Chambers or his spindly armed, parachute pant wearing accomplice, Adolfo 'Shabba Doo' Quiñones. Like most of the U.K. we rocked the traditional Fat Lace Sneaker/Sweat suit (as I assume our American counterparts referred to them as) B-boy style and shunned the Prince entourage 'look'.
Anyhoo, here's a few celebrities making clowns pockets of themselves in the name of the 'Breakdancing' fad. Remember this is just a bit of fun and nostalgia.
I was havin' a mooch round the old interweb and I happened across this nifty Roxanne Shante character from laddette writer extraordinaire , ROSY ONE. As far as I'm concerned she busts some of the best 80's influenced B-Boy/Girl characters out there, period!!!!
I've just been on vacation and had time to reflect on the recent closure of my Mediafire account and weather or not my heart is still in this bloggin' hoopla or not. And to be perfectly honest, I don't know. Times have a-changed in the old blog game and most certainly not for the better, and sometimes I just plain can't be bothered. I have a life outside in the real world and only started this shit to cross paths with like minded people, and on that score it's mission accomplished.
But, you know what? I'm just gonna play it by ear and not make some grand dramatic statement on how I'm done with this blog for good or some over the top shit like that. There's another Mista WARZ Disco Scratch takeover show in the pipeline so I'm gonna stick around at least until then.
But in the mean time.....
......This goes out to you Mr. Frane, cheerz buddy boy.
It appears a certain ginger DJ (not Cut Chemist btw) has been googling his own name and happened across a few of his musical endeavours posted a year or so ago on this here blog. Anyhow, instead of asking me to take 'em down which I would have happily enough obliged, he elected to put in multiple takedown requests to Mediafire instead. (Oddly using his real name and Email address, maybe he was flirting? hahaha). The result? Mediafire suspended the account, not that I'm particularly bothered as Mediafire has been crap for a long time now.
Old ginger bollocks can now sit back and bask in his victorious glow having struck a defiant blow like a wrathful early '90's Hip Hop artist on a street corner bootlegger, crushing those counterfeit cassette tapes under his avenging Timberland boot.
The long and short is there are now a shit load of dead links, but y'know, shit happens.
Apologies for the crap image, but what are ya gonna do, huh? If you was a fan of Junk's 'Breaker Breaks' series then this should be right up your strasse, old bean. The unimaginative title aside, this is a fine collection of those uptempo break gubbinz that those B-Boy chaps are fond of. These days I can barely manage a top rock without my knee's exploding in arthritic agony, but obviously you don't have to be a breaker to appreciate this heady stew of cuts, scratches, beats, breaks and samples.!!!!
Now this is tidy, always been a fan of Coldcut & DJ Food and their highly influential Solid Steel show. This is the mutts proverbials.
Here's the info and shit...
"DJ Food turns back the clock in our 25th Anniversary slot and following a request for an old school Hip Hop set for the De:Tuned party in Antwerp earlier this week, Strictly Kev put this special party mix together to rock the dancefloor. Solid Steel however gets an exclusive to kick things off in the form of excerpts from his first ever recorded mix, unheard by anyone except close friends and hidden on tape for 25 years.
Back in '87 his DJ (and graffiti) name was D-Vice and the 'Soundlab mix' (named after his 2nd mixer, made by Soundlab) was made between 1987-88 on his first two belt-driven decks (only one with a pitch control) and a pause button tape deck. A Strictly Old School Special."
ART 3 + 4 - DJ Food
DJ D-Vice _ Soundlab mix 1987-88 (excerpts) _ unreleased
Run-DMC _ Beats To The Rhyme _ Profile
Coldcut _ Beats & Pieces _ Ahead of Our Time
Beat Bytes _ Drop _ White
Mac Attack _ The Art of Drums (Wicked Dance Mix) _ Baad Records
Man Parrish _ Hey There, Home Boys _ Sugarscoop
Jazzy Jay _ Son Of Beat Street _ Atlantic
Eric B & Rakim _ Follow The Leader (acappella) _ 4th & B'Way
Gang Starr / G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid _ Play That Beat '99 _ white
The Herbaliser _ Wall Crawling Giant Insect Breaks _ Ninja Tune
Boogie Boys _ Break Dancer _ Capitol
Razorcuts _ A Tribute To Grandmaster Flash _ 33 Throwdown Recordings
3rd Bass _ The Cactus (Mr Mojo Risin' Mix) _ Def Jam
Big Daddy Kane _ Raw _ Cold Chillin'
DJ Format _ Stealin' James Pt.1 _ white
Major Force _ Re-Return of the Original Artform (Cut Chemist remix) _ Mo Wax
DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip _ Rhythm Is The Master (acappella) _ Mercury
Information Society _ Hack 1 _ Tommy Boy
Art of Noise _ Close To The Edit (Rhythm re-edit) _ mp3
Doug Lazy _ Let It Roll _ Atantic
Cookie Crew _ Born this Way _ FFRR
Steinski _ Get Up & Dance _ unreleased
Deee-Lite _ Groove Is In The Heart (Sampledelic remix) _ Elektra
Double Dee & Steinski _ Lesson 3 _ white
Paris _ The Devil Made Me Do It _ Tommy Boy
Hijack _ Hold No Hostage _ Music Of Life
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force _ Renegades of Funk (DJ Wildthing Zulu Funk re-edit) _ mp3
3D _ Tommy Boy Megamix _ Tommy Boy
Grandmaster Flash _ Scorpio (Pojmasta remix) _ mp3
Noise & Paradox _ Just Begun _ Nine Bar
Jadell _ Break To The Beat _ Rocstar Recrdings
You may or maynot be aware of Waxer's 'Disco Scratch Show', a shining beacon of humour and true school Hip Hop that is broadcast on Thursday evenings at 9-11pm (UK times). Many moth's are drawn to it's funky fresh flame including regular listener 'Wild Styles' very own 'Patti Astor'.
And the chatroom that runs alongside the show is indeed some of the funniest banter and drink fuelled double entandres I've ever witnessed.
Alongside the UK's hardest working host, Waxer, there are the monthly takeover shows put out by LG from Style Warrior and The ABU Takeover show hosted by Repo 136 from Ageing B-Boys Unite Blog, each adding his own unique take on Hip Hop.
Last night I stepped into the lions den and did a takeover show of my own that, judging by the feedback, went over quite well. A multitude of technical ball aches could've seriously rained on my parade but I was suprised at how many of the regular Disco Scratch faithful stuck with it.
Big up to all those that tuned in you know who you are and especially to Waxer for giving me the oppurtunity. To listen to the audio or download the show, check out past shows or indeed tune in live on thursday evenings Check out Waxer's Disco Scratch site for further info. Hopefully I can muster up another show sometime in the near future, here's what got flung into the mix last night.....
Mista WARZ - Disco Scratch Takeover Show 18/04/2013
1. Intro/ Kids in Tracksuits - Bugged 2. 2wice The Trouble - Serious (DJ Quick remix) 3. Priority One - It's Groovy 4. Rhamel - Straight Out of Brooklyn 5. Geto Boys - Seek and Destroy 6. Master Ace - Letter to the Better (remix) 7. Mind Bomb vs. Jeep Beat Collective - Westwood is a twat (jeep beat scratch remix) 8. Paradox - The Brothers Beat 9. The Nile Kings - Dropping Bombs 10. Styly Cee and Cappo - Unwritten rule 11. DJ Fever - import 12. Manzel - Space Funk (Dopebrother 12 Inch Remix) 13. 3-6 Philly - The World Still Turns 14. Superlover Cee & Casanova Rud - I got a good thing (remix) 15. Sonz of a loop da loop era - breaks theme 16. Olde Scottish - Wildstyle (The Krush handshake) 17. Supreme nyborn - Versatility 18. Caveman - Cool (Cos I don't get Upset) 19. The Chosen Ones - Come And Get Some 20. Double Dee and Steinski - Jazz 21. Ugly Duckling - Eye on the gold chain (Cut Chemist mix) 22. Beats International - Babies Makin' Babies (Stoop Rap) 23. Koolism - JMJ til infinity 24. Main Source - Faking The Funk (Original Version) 25. Second Hand Audio - Got It Like That (Original) Feat. Dizzy Dustin 26. Oxygen - Diggin' by law (Main Original) 27. T.D.S. Mob - Dope For The Folks (Arok Remix) 28. N.M.C. & A.D.J. - Insane 29. DJ Cut La Roc - Jump Up & Down (DJ Jadell Remix) Feat. The B-Boys 30. Capitan Futuro - Freak the Groove 31. Kid sundance and busy bee - hip hop icon (acapella) 32. Younger Generation - BreakLoose (Breakdancin' Mix) 33. UTFO - Leader Of The Pack (Special Instrumental Mix) 34. Zero one - zero one 35. Kid Frost - Terminator (instrumental) 36. Midnyte - Notts Rep 37. The Febreeze Brothers - The Pack Up (Part 1) 38. 2wice The Trouble - Come Out Feat. DJ Mink
There's been a coupla re-up requests of my Wild Bunch compilation, I had a spare half an hour, Wallop, here ya go!!! Highly influential- yadda- legendary status-yadda yadda- and all that good stuff. Read the original post HERE if you want more wordification and shit.
1.The Wild Bunch - The Look Of Love
2.Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
3.Tricky - Tricky Kid
4.Hiroshi + Kudo feat DJ Milo - Return Of The Original Art Form
5.Massive Attack - Five Man Army (feat. Willie Wee)
6.Tricky & DJ Milo - We Know
7.Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Mustt Mustt(Massive Attack Remix)
8.Massive Attack - Karmacoma
9.DJ Milo - S.O.T.G (DJ Nature Shebeen Style Remix)
10.Tricky vs DJ Muggs (feat. Mad Dog AKA Bionic of London Posse) - Bom Bom Diggy
11.Eric B & Rakim - Move The Crowd (The Wild Bunch Remix)
12.Massive Attack - Any Love
13.Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance (The There’s Nothing Wrong Mix – Sukka Mix II) (Nellee Hooper & DJ Mushroom remix)
14.Massive Attack - Inertia Creeps
15.Alyson Williams - I Need Your Lovin' (Extended Remix) (Nellee Hooper Remix)
16.Massive Attack Vs The Mad Professor - Protection (Radiation Ruling the Nation)
17.Tricky - Hell Is Round The Corner
18.Massive Attack - Risingson
19.Bizzy B & Daddy G - Infactuation
20.The Baby Namboos - Ancoats 2 Zambia (Geoff Barrow remix)
21.UNKLE - Rabbit In Your Headlights (3D Mix (Reverse Light Instrumental))
22.Massive Attack - Karmacoma (Napoli Trip)
23.Tricky - Black Steel (In The Draw Mix)
24.Soul II Soul - Keep On Movin (Nellee Hooper 7') (Nellee Hooper Production)
25.Galliano - Jus' Reach (Easy Nuh Star 12') (Nellee Hooper Remix)
26.Tricky - Bombing Bastards
27.Public Enemy - Escapism (Additional Production from Daddy G)
28.DJ Milo - Gyrating Savages (DJ Nature Remix)
29.Massive Attack - Blue Lines
30.Redhead Kingpin & The FBI - Do the Right Thing (Jazzie B & Nellee Hooper remix)
31.Neneh Cherry - The Next Generation (DJ Mushroom production)
32.The Wild Bunch - Friends & Countrymen
33.UNKLE - Invasion (feat. 3D)
34.Tricky - For Real (Genaside II mix)
35.Jamie J. Morgan - Walk On The Wild Side [Throb Mix] (Nellee Hooper & DJ Mushroom Remix)36.Bomb The Bass - Don't Make Me Wait (Maximum Frequency Mix) (Nellee Hooper Remix)
37.Massive Attack And Mos Def – I Against I
38.Tricky vs. The Gravediggaz - Tonite Is A Special Nite (Chaos Mass Confusion Mix)
39.Soul II Soul - Back To Life (Jam On The Groove) (Nellee Hooper Prod. & Remix)
40.The Wild Bunch - Tearing Down The Avenue
41.Tricky - Brand New You're Retro
42.The Baby Namboos - Ancoats 2 Zambia
43.D'Influence - Good Lover (Nellee's 2 Step Mix)
44.Major Force – The Re-Return Of The Original Art-Form
45.Tricky - Broken Homes (Hip Hop Mix)
46.Massive Attack - Daydreaming
47.The Wild Bunch - Machine Gun (Down By Law)