Monday, October 29, 2012

First City Mob Podcast #22

Max Echo and Bookz go back 2 back... track for track... switching things up for Episode #22... Lots of new beats to bring you. lots of fun... Just in time for Halloween (or what's left of it) and this already infamous hurricane about to wreak havoc... But before the apocalypse... you can get your fix of fresh beats to chew on before the lights go out!!!

Featuring tracks by:

Cotti - J:Kenzo- Enme - Farkas- Tunnidge - Coki - Christopher Yikes - Jam Prd - Kromestar - El-B - Mr. Mitch - Lost - Lockjaw - Addison Groove - Plastician - M.E.S.H. - Dismantle - Starkey - Bladklaat and more....

Be sure to subcribe on Itunes!!

You can download the podcast below for a limited time.

BLESS

*** Everyone please be safe out there***



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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Roachee, Trim & Stutta - Sick Things

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supa quick-one from me today... on a digital beat diggin expedition this popped up. and even tho this originally dropped over summer it's an ill track. love the beat and vocals by Roachee, Trim and Stutta ...complements it well. This track is taken from Roachee and Trim - The Nangest EP... heavy beats on this ep. including a remix from Starkey... if you haven't... definitely check this one out...


 
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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sum Ting New Hip Hop Instrumentals I: Bangers No Mash


A lot of talk has been made at different times of cross-overs between UK Grime, Dubstep and American Hip-Hop. A&R wizardry and mash-ups aside, Hip-Hop and club, bass music etc. have been taking to each other for a long time through the bottle neck of Pop. How Pop music interacts with so-called underground music is another unfinished story, but unless our ears deceive us the time has never been better for this kind of blurring of lines take form in a less defined sort of way. Case in point is Jakes and Chefal's Get Darker @ Cable Mix, which has several Hip-Hop tracks rub shoulders with dark wobble bass-weight. We've written about Blade Brown here as well just to raise some awareness on how trap music goes down on the London side. So it is with great pleasure that we present to you a top-notch instrumental mixtape from Sum Ting New label boss Cotti. There's a lot going on in here but the tracks fuse Hip-hop with the UK sound so deftly that it comes off as something wholly original. We were stunned when hearing some of these tracks drop at Cotti's last show in New York and it's great hear them packaged into one massive selection of bangers. Now for the vocal to drop on US radio ... all in due time. Big!



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Friday, October 19, 2012

J:Kenzo - Deep Space Oct 22nd NYC

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for all the fans... J:Kenzo will be hittin' up Cielo this coming Monday... get there early cause he's doing an early set... I'm sure he'll be playin tracks from the album that dropped this past September... like this one below... if you in the city that day... you'll want to check it out.... for more information you can find it here



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Thursday, October 18, 2012

SJD023: The Mind Machine EP - Mr. Mitch


You should know by now - Slit Jockey is no stranger to Grime. Last month's amazing "Contrast EP", which injected a full dose of MIK's knife-sharp lyrics over production from Dev79, BD1982, Starkey and J-Sweet, set a milestone for the label in its quest to contribute to the changing shape of Grime on an international scale. What better way to keep the momentum going on this long term project than to return to the laboratory with another of London's instrumental innovators.



Mr. Mitch, who has appeared previously through remix duties on J-Sweet's "Can't Stop My Grime" release, gets an opportunity to drop range of heavy tracks showing off his various influences all integrated with signature ghost-house flare. The Gobstopper Records boss and Beatfighter entrepreneur sets out with a good bit of trap-ready madness in the form of  "Bethlem Royal" - namesake of a psychiatric facility half-way between Croydon and Bromley in the South London burbs. With that info in mind - which other asylum do you know that was founded in 1247 AD?! - the entire EP takes on a much stranger tone. On "Shit & Sugar" for example, the phasing square-sync lurches into a weird set of climbing major chords only to drop you back into the stomping muck of the track's 8-bar pattern. This plays out again on "Bills", where a bridge-interlude cuts off the heady slew of racing hi-hats and vocal chants with a downward spiral of melancholy arpeggios. The ghostly vibes pour out full bore on the bedlam raising "Dance Tonight", while "Qbert 2" resurrects the vintage video game escarpment with growling high-voltage bass and brick-jumping mid-range stabs.

This dark and twisted echo from the mind of the machine comes out early November. Until then you can watch this brilliant mash-up and ponder the British obsession with masks and mass hysteria!

Mr. Mitch - Qbert 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7R0_PN1kQ8




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