Friday, 26 February 2010

DJ Matman - Fresh Cuts Radio Feburary 2010 [Download]

Droppin' Science & Upper Playground Clothing presents...

Fresh Cuts Radio Feburary 2010 edition, featuring DMC champ DJ Matman.

Part mixtape, part knowledge, all fresh! Nothing but the very latest in underground hip-hop music.

Download/stream here or click the link below to subscribe:


01. Matman & Daredevil (The Brothas Grimm) – Fresh Cuts Radio Intro
02. DJ Daredevil - Shake That
03. Ty - Emotions Ft. Sarina Leah & Sean Escofrey
04. Statik Sekektah Ft. Souls Of Mischief - Laughin
05. Silhouette Brown ft. Sadat X - Get With It
06. Slum Village - Climax (Instrumental)
07. DTMD - Fantastic
08. Planet Asia & Goldchain Military - Organic Food
09. Freeway & Jake One ft. Raekwon - One Thing
10. Eliphino - Media
11. JoJo Pellegrino ft. Raekwon - Dead Serious
12. P.S.O. Ft. Homeboy Soundman, 8thW1 & Fresh Daily - Incredible (Soundmen Rmx)
13. Strong Arm Steady ft. Montage One, Evidence, Oh No & Roc C - True Champs
14. Haircut - 1000 Paper Cranes
15. Smiley The Ghetto Child & DJ Premier - I'm Legend
16. Sadat X ft. Pete Rock - Turn It Up
17. Oddisee - Kansas Bay ft. Stik Figa
19. Oddisee - Long Beach
20. X.O. - Black Broadway
21. Tranquil - Payroll (Paul White's Dirty Dub)
22. Tranquil - Payroll (Paul White's Dirty Verion)

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Jay Electronica Spitting 'Exhibit A' Live @ Jazz Cafe [Video] & Gig Review

I headed down to the Jazz Cafe last Wednesday to witness hip-hop's fastest rising star of the moment, Jay Electronica.

I rocked up just in time to catch the end of Eglo record's Fatima's set, her voice sounding just as powerful live as it is on wax. If ya don't know, check out her track 'kleer' produced by Funkineven, & preview her incredible-sounding forthcoming ep here featuring Dam Funk. Next up K-lashnekoff performed a short set including classics such as 'Murder' & his take on 'Welcome to Jamrock' - a few embarrassing slips aside (forgetting the lyrics to his new single probably wasn't a career highlight) -he was a welcome surprise, & reminded me just how powerful his voice & flow are, I'll definitely be checking for his new LP out soon.

After K-Lash there was a good hour & a half wait 'til the main act.. I heard many impatient comments from the audience, but I was personally happy as a pig in shit wildin' out to a killer set by Benji B - a fine choice of underground hip hop classics (big props to anyone dropping 'The Enemy' by Big L & Fat Joe), some funk/disco rarities & a good half hour of well-chosen Dilla productions.

And so on to the man of the moment, Jay Electronica eventually stepped to the stage fully suited up, & proceeded to give one of the finest performances I've heard for a long time to be delivered by a simple MC & DJ combo (not that the dj did much!). His delivery was clear, his energy was as up as you'd expect from a man riding the wave of newly found stardom, the crowd was super hyped, & dude straight killed it. I was much-relieved to discover him to be as great a performer as he is an MC, & would probably make a half-decent comedian, offering shots of jack to nearby punters, & getting away with asking all the ladies in the house to make noise if they enjoy a little mild choking during sex! Jay performed a dope selection of his material, but of course Exhibit's A & C were the joints that really shut it down, with most of the crowd rapping along to the whole tracks (big up London for knowing our shit!). If he makes a return to these shores anytime soon, don't miss out.

Peep the video above, taken from the second night's performance (& pinched with love from DJ Semtex's blog) for a taste - & download his recent 'Victory' mixtape free of charge here.

Friday, 12 February 2010

DJ Matman - Funky Love Tonic [Download]

Funky Love Tonic by Dj Matman on Mixcloud

Just in time for Valentine’s day, Funky Love Tonic is a collection of old school soul, funk, rnb & jazz to get those love juices flowing! Recorded soley from good ol' fashioned warm crackly vinyl, don't expect crazy scratching & blends on this one, it's all about the music....


01. Lee Fields - Rapping With Lee
02. Ohio Players - Ecstasy
03. Marvin Gaye - Come Live With Me Angel
04. Foxy - Madamoiseille
05. Donald Byrd - I feel like Loving You Today
06. Chuck Jackson - Through All Times
07. Freddie Hubbard - Liquid Love
08. Tom Scott - Today
09. Norman Connors - Starship
10. Don Blackman - Holding you, Loving you
11. Faze-O - Riding High
12. Donald Byrd - Dominoes
13. Al Green - Call Me
14. The Meters - It Ain't No Use
15. J Dilla - Nothing Like This
16. Lowrell - Mellow Right On
17. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good

Download to your computer here, or stream via the Mixcloud widget above.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Basement Sessions x Hype Dog present The Headspace Mixtape Volume 1 [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The Headspace mixtape series is a collaboration of minds between the Basement Sessions podcasts and online Hip Hop community and the Hip Hop Hype Dog blog alongside UK Hip Hop Mixtapes.

The idea of Headspace was to create a project that mixes well known names with up and coming talent. All of the artists involved represent the positive and united UK Hip Hop scene that both Basement Sessions and Hype Dog are working towards.

Big shout out to Hype Dog & co. for their relentless support of everything we're doing here & for the English hip-hop community in general. This is one dope collection of UK tracks that represents many of the best artists doing it right now on these shores - cop dat shit!!

Download the 32 track mixtape for FREE here:


01. JVF Clique - Headspace Intro
02. K.I.N.E.T.I.K. - It Ain't Hard To See f. Jamieson
03. Asaviour & IQ - No Days Off f. Sir Smurf Lil (Akira Kiteshi Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
04. Fallacy - Rap folly 2 f.Aggi Dukes
05. Lowkey - I'm Back (Dyson Remix)
06. Stig Of The Dump - Braindead f. RA The Rugged Man (Jehst Remix)
07. Skandal - Gluttony (Headspace Exclusive)
08. d.C. & Pennjamin- Fast Cars (Headspace Exclusive) DONE
09. Ben Black of The Delusionists - Supa Lyrical Excursion pt.2
10. Remus - Brap Brap f. Farma G
11. Brotherman & DJ Flipz - Born in the Ghetto
12. Yarah Bravo - Freedom Fighters
13. DJ IQ & Joker Starr - Sunshine
14. Oliver Sudden - C.C. for Life (Headspace Exclusive)
15. Tactical Thinking f. 3 Amigos, Jay Madden & Mic Dyson - Stampede (Lord Balrog Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
16. Norrin Radd - Do You Understand f. Booda French (Mixed by Cross Bone T)
17. Juice Aleem - Hologram (Si Beggs Lost In The Hologram Mix) (Headspace Exclusive)
18. Obba Supa - Wet Dreams Over Nightmares (Headspace Exclusive)
19. Alphabetix - Slug Life f. Verbal Contact (Produced by Fidgit, mixed by Vice) (Headspace Exclusive)
20. Prose - Go On... (Headspace Exclusive)
21. JVF Clique - Flow Nutters (Headspace Exclusive)
22. Figment - Floor By Floor
23. Ty - Don't Cry (Headspace Exclusive)
24. London Zoo - Piece of Mind (Jed Mix) (Headspace Exclusive)
25. Jack Flash - Harass The City (Headspace Exclusive)
26. Chima Anya - KOS (remix) (Cuts by DJ Slipdisc) (Headspace Exclusive)
27. Redbeard - Sick On My Jumpa f. Sonny Jim & Kosyne (Wizard Remix) (Headspace Exclusive)
28. Blacksmith & Jagos - Edge of Breakthrough (Headspace Exclusive)
29. Mystro - Maintain (Produced by Earth Hip Hop)
30. Genesis Elijah - I'm Doin It
31. Skuff & Inja - Sunnicide
32. Just Muz - Soulful Stuff