Wednesday, 22 October 2008

BBC Radio 1Extra - The Basement

With it being exactly 20 years after hip hop's 'Golden Age', BBC 1 Extra have been looking at depth at a few classic albums.
Check the website and you'll find the likes of PE's "Nation Of Millions...", Eric B & Rakim's "Paid In Full" and this week it's Slick Rick's "The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick".

1988 - Jeebus, I was a little lad of 17 when I put "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back" on my turntable for the first time. My whole bedroom was completely covered in posters from magazines, mostly PE, including a couple of massive bus shelter size ones, as well as some point-of-sale stuff like a big red and black PE logo.
Now all I have on the wall is a framed Wild Style poster and some graffiti chocolate wrappers in a picture frame. No Public Enemy whatsoever. It was that damn Edward Furlong in Terminator 2 that did them in for me.

Click here and relive your youth like the sad old bastards we are.

Streetsounds Electro 6 & 7

As promised, Vol's 6 & 7.

My picks are:

Electro 6 - "The Original Human Beat Box" as the beatboxing STILL sends a shiver down my spine.

Electro 7 - ....hmm, difficult one, but at a pinch it would have to be "Itchiban Scratch" with all the weird samples and nursery rhymes; this was definitely going against the grain at the time.

Electro 6 Tracklisting:

A1 UTFO - Roxanne, Roxanne
A2 The Real Roxanne With UTFO - The Real Roxanne
A3 Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast
A4 Roxanne Shanté - Roxanne's Revenge
A5 Whodini - Freaks Come Out At Night

B1 Egyptian Lover - My House (On The Nile)
B2 Bobby Broom - Beat Freak
B3 Doug E. Fresh - Just Having Fun (Do The Beat Box)
B4 Doug E. Fresh - The Original Human Beat Box

Electro 7 Tracklisting:

A1 Egyptian Lover - Girls (Remix Long Version)
A2 The Unknown DJ - 808 Beats (Club Mix)
A3 Knights Of The Turntables - Fresh Mess (Jam ... Your Radio)

B1 Roxanne Shanté - Queen Of Rox (Shantë Rox On) (Street Version)
B2 The Fearless Four - Dedication
B3 Chris "The Glove" Taylor - Itchiban Scratch
B4 The B-Boys - Stick Up Kid

Download Electro 6

Download Electro 7

Friday, 3 October 2008

Streetsounds Electro 4 & 5

Been a bit slack as of late due to college commitments. However here's 2 volumes of the essential Electro series for you to chew on. Or listen to. Whatever.

I'll put up 6 & 7 soon as well.
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