Sunday, 27 December 2009

Phoenix Da Icefire for DJ

Phoenix Da Icefire laces some short bars for DJ Gone, check his 'Baptism Under Fire' mixtape right now. People are sleeping on this emcee I feel, kid's sick with his, straight outta the Triple Darkness camp...

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Suspect Packages Live - Remus Mixtape Launch, Friday Jan 15th

Yes yesh, fresh for 2010 we kick off our next Suspect Packages Live jam a week later than usual, on the 15th of January... 8-1am, and once again, free entry!

A sick line up to launch the all new debut mixtape 'Remus presents The Uprising' from the youngest member of the Taskforce family... Remus.

With him live on stage will be Chester P, Farma G, Inja and DJ Louis Slipperz...

Plus extra strength coming from Steady & Efeks aka Prose. A fully focused and crowd rocking South London duo who'll be showcasing new material off their 'Boom Bap Bootleg Volume 2' release and more...

On the decks will be Disorda & DJ LoK, dropping Hip Hop, Reggae & Dubstep pressure.

All taking place @ Vibe Live (upstairs @ Vibe Bar), Brick Lane, London, E1.

Come and kick off the year inna fine styleeeee...

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Ty interview + Jay Madden 'n' Mic Dyson / Asaviour videos

Here's some treats for ya...

First up is a very open, honest and 'real' interview with the man like Ty, talking on his forthcoming album 'A Special Kind Of Fool' and more...

Ty @ from joao costa on Vimeo.

Also, the new video from Jay Madden 'n' Mic Dyson (outta the Tactical Thinking camp) entitled 'Ignition'. It's lifted off their forthcoming album 'Cabin Fever' dropping in Spring 2010, produced by the don that is Naive. Now i've been lucky enough to have heard the whole shiz, truss me, shit's fiiirrre! It rocks...

And finally, here's the single 'No Days Off' featuring Sir Smurf Lil' & TB, lifted off DJ IQ & Asaviour's 'The A Loop Theory' album. Out now on Saving Grace Music, another dope album right there...

Monday, 14 December 2009

Suspect Packages Live Pix

Big ups to all involved and attended Friday's Xmas Bashing... DJ Lok, Contact Play, Mudmowth, Metabeats, Ralph Rip Shit, I.R.S. & Stig Of The Dump all smashed it live, and of course the inpromptu cipher heads in the last 15 minutes before we got shut down. People representing from all over the globe in the house enjoying the music, big ups to Barenoize for holding down the sound system too, was a dope night. We gotta build on this yo. Bringing it back in 2010...

P.S.Anyone wanna step up and take some better pictures than us on the night! Jokes...

Friday, 11 December 2009

Foreign Beggars 'Get A Bit More' video

Whutttuuurrrp! Check this siiiick new video for 'Get A Bit More' lifted off the Foreign Beggars album 'United Colours Of Beggattron' on Dented Records...

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Decembers "Suspect Packages Radio Show", with Skandal live an' direct...

Download or stream this months show by hitting up Sensei FM.

Tracklisting and show rundown on the Mixcloud player below, enjoy...


Monday, 30 November 2009

Suspect Packages Live - Xmas Bashing!

All set for some free Xmas bashing?

Coming to Vibe Live (upstairs @ Vibe Bar), Brick Lane, London E1 on Friday the 11th of December, 8-1am...


Dropping Hip Hop, Reggae and Dubstep damage will be Disorda & DJ LoK...

Live and direct on stage will be:

The I.R.S.
After the success of their debut album 'The World Is Theirs' and numerous shows up and down the country, South East London's finest 5 man tag team will take to the stage and rock your bells in the only way they do, a show not to be missed, rowdy time!

Mudmowth & Metabeats plus Ralph Rip Shit
Two of the UK's freshest new talents, straight outta Cardiff City, coming together to showcase tracks off their forthcoming 'Sledgehammer Kisses' mini LP, plus recently released 'Circus In The Cemetary EP', and 'Metaphysical' album. Also joined by fellow Associated Minds label mate Ralph Rip Shit and potentially a very special guest too.

Contact Play
A sick click representing the SMB crew outta Cambridge & London comprising of emcees Dirty Dike, Jamm Baxter, Ronnie Bosh, Ed Scissor Tongue & Mr Key. With their 'Champion Fraff' album just released, these guys are gonna bring some carnage to the stage, truss.

All for FREE! Come an' get bashed!!!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

DJ IQ 'Flashing Lights' animation preview

Animation preview by D.E.D. for DJ IQ's new mixtape 'Flashing Lights' dropping November 30th.
Featuring Ramson Badbonez, Hey Zeus, Kashmere, Jehst, Stac, Joker Starr, Micall Parknsun, Professor Green, Gen, Sonny Jim, Pride, TB, Asaviour & Eva Lazurus. Plus beats by DJ IQ, The Mighty Hoax, Joker, Hudson Mo, Samiyam, Kid Sublime and more.

Pre-order the mixtape here, and reach the launch party here...

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Inside Ghosttown studios

Foreign Beggars link Ghosttown & Sasquatch at the new underground Senseless Records Studios @ undisclosed location in London. Filthy production!!

Friday, 20 November 2009

DJ IQ 'Flashing Lights' pre-order & launch party

We now have a pre-order running for DJ IQ's forthcoming mixtape 'Flashing Lights'. This shit is sick, combining the illest emcees (and a singer), with some productions from himself and the Dubstep and Experimental Beats (don't like the term Wonky) scene. See what it's all about at the free launch party on the 2nd of December...

True School Stories with Cookie Crew, MC Freshski, MCM & MC Duke

Check this little lot, inspired by D-Nice's True School Stories with U.S. Hip Hop legends, Whoa! TV bring their own take on the idea with some of the pioneers of the UK's Hip Hop scene, good looking.

In this first episode they talk to one half of the Cookie Crew, Cookie Pryce, aka MC Remedee...

In this second episode they manage to track down MC Freshski, one half of North Londons finest groups Freshski & Mo Rock...

In this third episode they talk to MCM, one third of the mighty Caveman crew...

And in the last of the series they chat with none other than MC Duke...

Assa '32 Bars' video

Here's the new video lifted off Assa's forthcoming album 'Everyday User', it's the Naive produced '32 Bars' track. And if you're not knowing, Assa is part of the mighty Tactical Thinking crew, don't sleep...

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Genesis Elijah, D.Gritty, ReggiiMental & Unfriendly Neighbours videos...

Genesis Elijah 'I'm Doing It'...

D.Gritty 'Real Talk', produced by DJ First Aid...

ReggiiMental and Unfriendly Neighbours 'Grown Ups', to be featured on the forthcoming Banana Klan compilation...

And here's a promo of the new Unfriendly Neighbours release 'Still Starvin'. Droppin' in Feb. Featuring Reggiimental, Emma-Louise, Carlos Montana, D-Bo & Verb-T...

Monday, 16 November 2009

Rest In Peace Derek B

Very sad news reached me today that Derek B has died of a heart attack at the age of 44, in Charing Cross Hospital, London.

He kick started his career as a DJ in the late 80's under the name Easy Q, and dropped his first single 'Rock The Beat' on Music Of Life Records in 1987. He was one of the first UK rappers to get some decent chart success with his later singles 'Get Down', 'Bad Young Brother' & 'We've Got The Juice' and even appeared on Top Of The Pops.
He released the 'Bullet From A Gun' album in 1988 on his Tuff Audio label via Music Of Life/Phonogram, and also signed with Russell Simmons' Rush Artist Managment in the US, shining the light on the ever expanding Hip Hop scene here in the UK.

As someone who grew up with Derek B's music (and still plays it out to this day), I just wanna say Rest In Peace to a 'bad young brother' and pioneer of the British rap scene.

Here's some education to those who may not know of the legacy he's left behind...

Derek B - 'Rock The Beat (Remix)'
(on the Profile 12" from 1987)

Derek B - 'Power Move'
(one of my favourite cuts lifted off the 'Bullet From A Gun' album)

Derek B - 'Power Move (With X-Tra Strength Boyee!!!)'
(found on the 'We've Got The Juice' Remix 12" 1988)

Derek B performing 'We've Got The Juice' @ Regals in Uxbridge, 1988.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Live shots from Suspect Packages Live 3

Much respek goes out to all who reached last night and made it one to remember! Despite the shite weather outside and the fact that it was Friday the 13th the turn out turned out! Props.
Also a big BIG UP to all the artists who performed and smacked the shit out of the sound system! Lets build on this people, stay tuned for the next lines ups. Here's some random pix from last nights happenings...

Friday, 13 November 2009

Orphans Of Cush interview for DJ

DJ Gone gets an exclusive interview with 3/4's of the mighty Orphans Of Cush crew, talking on their recently released 'White Noize' CD...

Bonus... Cyrus Malachi & Kyza goin' in on 'Novacaine'.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Behind Closed Doors Vol.2 DVD

Here's a preview of the forthcoming Behind Closed Doors Vol.2 dvd from the Louis Den massive. They're about 2/3rds of the way though the latest project, and set to film the rest of it next week and hopefully have another trailer shortly. Featured so far is FS Green, Sir OJ, Beat Butcha, Felix?, Bug, Kaygey and Jaisu. Looking good, you can grab part one here...

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Suspect Packages Live this Friday, now free entry!!

Suspect Packages Live this coming Friday is now FREE ENTRY!!

Performing live on stage...



-AND Manchester/London collective TACTICAL THINKING

...Alongside DISORDA & DJ LoK on the turntables, bringing you new and old skool Hip Hop, Reggae & Dubstep vibes.

All this for nowt!! Taking place at Vibe Live (upstairs @ Vibe Bar), Brick Lane, London, E1. From 8pm-1am. Be there or be a sad case...

Thursday, 5 November 2009

November's 'Suspect Packages Radio Show'

Back for another month we have Sonny Jim, Kosyne & R.Tillery (above) outta the Eat Good Records crew up inside the session. Alongside new jams from Skuff & Inja, Tactical Thinking, Hock Tu Down, Steg G, London Zoo, Endemic & Cappo, Verbal Contact and more. Check how it went down...
And don't forget to catch the Eat Good crew on the 13th at Suspect Packages Live alongside Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr & Tactical Thinking... enjoy!

November Playlist:

01> Sonny Jim – Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
02> Verbal Contact – Wasteland – 30 Tonne Slug Records promo
03> Squid Ninjaz – Kush115 - Squid Ninja Records
04> Endemic & Cappo ft.Scor-Zay-Zee, Cyrus Malachi, Lee Ramsay & Iron Braydz – Eagles - No Cure Records promo
05> London Zoo – Everybody Does It – Dented Records promo
06> Steg G feat.Stig Of The Dump, Royce 5’9, Freestyle Master & Rudy Alba – Fire – Powercut Productions promo
07> Hock Tu Down – Blueberry Jam – Blah Records promo
08> King Trellion feat.Figment – Lunarville Island - Bad Taste Records promo
09> Verbal Contact feat.Sholto – Move Ya Feet - promo
10> Foreign Beggars feat.Guilty Simpson – Prove It (Pete Cannon Remix) - promo
11> Skuff & Inja – United Kingdom – In Records promo
12> Tactical Thinking – The Way You Want It – Tactical Thinking Ent promo
13> Breakage feat.Roots Manuva – Run ‘Em Out – Digital Sound Boy Records
14> Steg G feat.Loki – I Can’t Go On This Way - Powercut Productions promo
15> Sonny Jim – The Ultimate Triumph Of The Little Guy (Shears Remix) - Eat Good Records promo
16> Sonny Jim – CRAZYillMADrowdy – Eat Good Records promo
17> Sonny Jim - Undisputed – Eat Good Records promo
18> Sonny Jim - Holding Shit Down – Eat Good Records promo
19> Sonny Jim, Kosyne & R.Tillery live freestyle session
20> R.Tillery – Soldier - promo
21> Sonny Jim feat.The I.R.S. – Running Late (Kosyne Remix) – Eat Good Records promo
22> Sandman feat.Ghetto Priest, Farma G & Prymary Source – Soundboy Burial - From The Furnace Records

You can download or stream the show by clicking here.

Or stream in two parts from the Mixcloud players below...

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Jaisu Beat Tape 6

Nuff Said...

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Home Grown:The Story Of UK Hip Hop exhibition

Home Grown:The Story Of UK Hip Hop is currently running at Manchester's Urbis centre untill March. Having contributed to this I've still not had chance to get up there and check it out, but fully recommend you do yourself...

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Suspect Packages Live - November 13th

(please note: this event is now free entry!)

Taking place on Friday 13th of November Suspect Packages Live will be bringing you live on stage...



-and Manchester/London collective TACTICAL THINKING

...Alongside DISORDA & DJ LoK on the turntables, bringing you new and old skool Hip Hop, Reggae & Dubstep vibes.

All this for free!! Taking place at Vibe Live (upstairs @ Vibe Bar), Brick Lane, London, E1. From 8pm-1am.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Rhyme Asylum live footage

Incase you need convincing on just how sick Rhyme Asylum are, peep this compilation of footage taken from some of their recent live shows...

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Suspect Packages Live

Ok, so last night didn't go quite to plan, one side of the sound system got blown half way through the night risking the whole lot going up in smoke, not good. This meant we couldn't put on Micall Parknsun & Joker Starr, also not good. Children Of The Damned and Skuff & Inja did get to lace the stage, and massive props to both sets of crews for reppin' fully and making the journey from Liverpool & Cambridge.

I don't think the shabby weather helped either as the whole of Brick Lane seemed like a ghost town, most bizarre? Where we're all the heads?? This scene and its artists need your support otherwise it isn't gonna survive, trust me.
BIG respek to everyone that did come down and show love, hope you had a good night, despite the dramas with the sound everyone did from the feedback recieved...

The good side of this is that Micall Parknsun and Joker Starr have agreed to perform at next months Suspect Packages Live taking place on the 13th of November, alongside Sonny Jim & the Eat Good Records crew, AND Tactical Thinking! All for £4.... Be there or be boring as fuck downloading albums for free and not supporting the artists that make them... One.

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Friday, 9 October 2009

Suspect Packages Live - Tonight!

Tonight peoples, upstairs @ Brick Lane's Vibe Bar in East London. Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Skuff & Inja & Children Of The Damned all performing live, plus myself Disorda, and DJ LoK dropping Hip Hop, Reggae & Dubstep business. Reeeeach & support, nice ones...

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