Too Short - Blow The Whistle

Written by | 14 November 2016
Classic tune alert part 2 - Too Short’s 2006 certified club staple “Blow The Whistle” gets the 7” treatment, and it’s safe to say for the first time ever. Short Dog has long been Hip Hop royalty with countless classic singles and album and “Blow the Whistle” might be the biggest.…
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The Beatnuts - Off The Books

Written by | 14 November 2016
Classic tune alert! After a brief hiatus the good people at Get On Down have just released a couple more 45s, and the latest cab off the rank is this anthem from 1997 built around the beatnuts formula of dusty break beats and funny punchlines. These elements are what made…
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Scarface - Scarface (1989)

Written by | 11 November 2016
The year was 1989 when Scarface, then known as DJ Akshen, recorded the song that would be the start of his career as "Scarface". Originally released by Short Stop records in 1989, the twelve inch release would be his only release on that label as he would ultimately go on…
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The "Originals" label is on a roll. When you look through their vast back catalogue you get a sense of just how much they love late eighties Hip Hop - and I must admit that era is totally my bag as well. Classic joint after classic joint - many of…
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I was in Singapore a year or so back in an amazing record store going through the substantial shelves of 45s "when suddenly" I chanced upon the picture cover of the 1989 pressing of "Serious" - But of course it contained a completely different record inside. Collectors of golden era…
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Ooh! This one is yet to land in my mitts, but how can you resist this iconic album that is credited as one of the corner stones of hip hop culture released as a series of five 7" singles?! Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band are to get the full reissue…
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Dirtstyle 7" Series

Written by | 02 March 2016
When it comes to deejay battle records the first releases on the infamous Dirtsyle Records are definitely the all time greatest. They certainly weren't the first ones released, but they were pretty close off the starting blocks. Contained within were a string of samples, scratch sounds, beats, and cuts all…
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I've always believed that a good Hip Hop DJ should know how to play House music. Afterall, the two genres were so intimately connected back in the day, and when you're rocking the party you need to know how to take it there. I've also recently been making an effort…
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This one popped up as a total surprise, but anyone who grew up on a healthy diet of nineties Hip Hop knows that both sides are totally essential. Infact, In recent years I've already been giving both of these tracks a new lease of life in my digital sets -…
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Hmmm, I know what you're thinking...dude has posted on the wrong page. The Brazilian 45 page is thataway >>> Well yes, but this is a wonderful oddity from Brazil that is worthy of this page. In so much that it is Portugese language version of 'Rappers'Delight'. Though I'm not sure…
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