Friday, 27 May 2011

ABU! Disco Scratch Radio Takeover Show May 2011 (DSR49)

May's edition of the ABU Takeover Show on the mighty diggedy-diggedy-Disco Scratch Radio Show was well and truly filled with musical goodies.
The music couldn't have been rougher and the chatroom couldn't have been filthier.
Some absences were duly noted - without any pre-arranged written notification I have to say - it was very disappointing to see no-shows from Scenes and Dapster.
Ultimately these individuals are to sit in a small room listening to the Vanilla Ice Is Back Hip Hop 'Classics' album on repeat for a length of time of which I shall determine.

However there were appearances from the usual suspects as well as Crimes and the Chuckle Brothers (giving up precious time planning their upcoming Laugh Your Arse Off Or The Kitty Gets It Summer Tour on Great Yarmouth Pier 2011)

Tracklist: (look away now if you don't want to see the results)

01  Francis Monkman - The Long Good Friday (1980) (Ahhhh, that's the one!)
02  Phill Most Chill - On Tempo Jack (Street Version) (1988)
03  Silver Bullet - 20 Seconds To Comply (Bomb Squad Mix) (1989)
04  Run DMC - Down With The King (1993)
05  Organised Confusion - Who Stole My Last Piece Of Chicken (1991)
06  Cazal Boys - Snatchin' Cazals (1985)
07  Twilight 22 - Electric Kingdom (1983)
08  Master Ace - Four Minus Three (1990)
09  Bronx Dogs - Tribute To Jazzy Jay (1997) (Re-Cut by REPO)
10  Karl Pilkington Skit
11  Biz Markie - Nobody Beats The Biz (Demo Mix) (1988)
12  Above The Law - Untouchable (1988)
13  Captain Rock - Cosmic Blast (1984)
14  Disco Four - Get Busy (1986)
15  Beyond There - The Positive Step (1997)
15  Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Fresh Crew - Nuthin' (1986)
16  The Funk Trunk 1 - The Mike Curb Congregation - Mickey Mouse March (1974)
17  The Funk Trunk 2 - The Mike Curb Congregation - Burning Bridges (1971)
18  The Funk Trunk 3 - KC & The Sunshine Band - Let It Go (Part 2) (For SCENES)
19  Diamond D & The Psychotic Neurotics - Check One, Two (1993)
20  De La Soul - The Return Of DST (2010) (From the forthcoming album, You're Welcome)
21  Pieces Of A Dream - Mt Airy Groove (1982)
22  Gang Starr - 2 Deep (1992)
23  The Almighty El-Cee - We Have Risen (1987) (For Finchy)
24  Waxer - Blacker Shader Of Dark (2010)
25  Roots Of The Roots 1 - Madness - Night Boat To Cairo (1979)
26  Roots Of The Roots 2 - Kraftwerk - The Model (1982)
27  Vanilla Ice - You Gots To Chill (2008) (For the sado-masochists)
28  Demon Boyz - Northside (1988) (For Inch)


Next Thursday sees the ground-breaking Disco Scratch Radio 50th show. Yes 50 shows! Can you dig it?
It promises to be special so keep em peeled as we shall bring you all the news as we get it as to what's going down.
You DON'T want to miss this one. Thursday 2nd June 2011.

And lastly.....don't forget to use this essential piece of coding as cracked by the mighty RUSEONE during next week's show:

This will enable you to open up a window of the chatroom in a decent size without resorting to magnifying glasses.
Sensei, you're doing a great job but you NEED to sort the chatroom out :-)

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

ABU! Disco Scratch Radio Takeover Show Reminder

Tomorrow at 9pm.
Don't forget to jump into the chat, too.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Norwich Is In The House - No Half Steppin

I think it's about time I gave props to my hometown for representing hip hop.
Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be in the presence of many like-minded people getting down to classic hip hop beats and real funk 45's in the centre of Norwich courtesy of Sure Shot Productions.

And (as you would expect, being the namesake of one of my aliases!) Sure Shot Productions can certainly put on a night.
Consisting of top local dj Just-1 (who has a regular show on Future FM radio) and the legendary Chrome (-ex of Def Tex, the UK's longest-serving hip hop group) who just happens to be one of the country's greatest MC's to ever bless the mic.
Kid Dyno
The No Half Steppin night was back after a hiatus of a number of years and the inaugural guests on Saturday night were Kid Dyno & The Beat Detective a.k.a. The World's Famous Daily Diggers who dropped some serious funk 45's, even cutting them up to keep the beat rolling.
All through the night brief shouts were given by Ill Inspired, rocking the echo chamber, who inevitably got on the mic near the end of the session to trade some freestyle rhymes with Chrome. Dyno slipped on Good Times and the crowd got hype as the lads went for it in a 1970's Bronx park jam stylee.

I met up with a load of good people including fam from the Disco Scratch / ABU! / Heroes crew. Big shout to some of the heads in attendance; Scenes, Bit, Jim Cee, Inch, Chrome, Ill Bill, Wizla, Crazel.
Jim & Matt - I don't think I've met a funnier pair of comedy siblings since the brothers, Chuckle. Top banter
Special thanks to Scenes & Inchy who must've clocked up 600 miles between them to make the event as well. As Roy C would say, 'dedication!'

Next month sees the stylings of Def Tex dj, Sure D(elight) on the 1's and 2's. Saturday June 18th.
There's more to Norfolk than Alan Partridge and tractors. Honest!
You don't want to miss.

Ill Inspired
The Chuckle Brothers & Inch
Chrome on the mic
Kid Dyno rockin those Good Times
The Norwich Hall Of Fame
Scenes & Repo getting dusty fingers
Still Diggin
Wizla & Crazel - another pair of jokers!

 All photos courtesy ©InchHigh 2011 All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Mike Allen Interview from Essex Rockerz

This is a great, wordy interview with 'The Boss In London', the UK's Godfather of hip hop, Mike Allen.
It stems back to 2002 when Mark & Howard from The Essex Rockerz spoke at length to Mike about his times during the heady days at Capital Radio in London and what took place around him.

This is well worth spending some time with as there are a great deal of facts that you never knew about the man and he speaks his mind on a manner of subjects.

Big, big thanks to LG of Style Warrior for unearthing this piece of treasure and sharing it. And a massive shout to The Essex Rockerz who took the trouble to track the man down in the first place. Respect.


Sunday, 8 May 2011

Blog Recommendation

I was contacted by a fellow like-minded old school Bournemouth b-boy by the name of Gonorstein who runs GONNER WHO? over at
He sent me a mix - The Graduation Mix -which I have listened to and can give the official ABU! thumbs-up to.
Featuring many classic joints and forgotten tracks such as Positively Black's Think Like Your Enemy, Black Rock & Ron's I'm Tired Of All This, Earl The Poet's High Noon and the very nice UK cut, Rough Potential by EMF.

Gonorstein - Graduation Special Mix by gonner73

There's a wealth of other good reading, old record finds, break-to-the-beats, Gonorstein's own mixes as well as unearthed electro gems. And all of it is tinged with a British slant of the old hip scene along with a great sense of humour. Recommended.

I spent a good while going through and maybe you should too.

Friday, 6 May 2011

The Last Ever Plastic Attack Show

It's a sad day this Sunday when Power FM loses it's best show, The Plastic Attack.

Plastic Attack has been going for the last 13 years believe it or not. Unluckily I only started listening 2 years ago so I missed the majority of the good stuff.
Just to bring you up to speed if you aren't a regular listener, the show is presented every fortnight on Sunday afternoons with DJ Laz-E (who, like Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal) at the controls and usually accompanied by the man Goldy at his side.
The musical selection is strictly old school/true school with some great electro gems thrown in. Add in some banter on themes of the day which can usually be triggered from the goings-on in the chat room with topics such as the whereabouts of the stars from 'Breakdance The Movie'!

Don't be too disheartened though as this not an ending but merely a segue-way onto bigger and brighter prospects. The show will be moving to a new home at RTÉ 2XM - Ireland's answer to BBC1 Extra) and will resume it's throne on Sunday May 22nd at 9pm.

In the meantime, as this is the last ever show to be broadcast on Power FM, the boys have promised that they will be going out with a bang!
Besides plenty of giveaways, Laz-e & Goldy will be joined in the studio by Irish Hip Hop socialite "Tall Paul" and human beatbox supremo "White Noise". They'll also be joined (live) from New York by very special guest, an Old School legend, M.C. Globe of The Soul Sonic Force!

 You can listen live at Power FM and the show goes out at 4.30pm this Sunday 8th May. There is also a webcam available so you can witness the drama unfolding as it happens. And don't forget to jump in the chat room, too.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

DSR45 ABU! Takeover Star Wars Special

Last week was the monthly ABU! Takeover show.
And also due to today being a hallowed day for Star Wars geeks fans (May the 4th) the show was a bit special to reflect this.

I joined the mighty Waxer live in the Palace Of Villainy to co-present the show and we brought the Force with us plundering the back catalogue of hip hop and funk with as much tenuousness as two Jedi's could muster.

If you didn't catch it live then here it is for you, fully ready to listen in a lovely crystal clear mp3, edited by Waxer and available from loads of different filesharing places.

01.  John Williams – 20th Century Fox Fanfare (what else....!)
02.  Cantina Band – Star Wars Theme
03.  2 Live Crew – Throw The D (Skyywalker Records)
04.  Ghostface Killah – Starkology (Uses the track Star Wars break by David Matthews)
05.  Nas – Star Wars
06.  Rammellzee vs K Rob – Beat Bop (from the Style Wars OST)
08.  Suspekt – The Underground Strikes Back
09.  Lewis Parker – Sunflight (off the Jedi B-Boy Boot)
10.  Notirious B.I.G. ft Method Man – Rap Phenomenon (rhymin about Star Wars)
11.  David Matthews – Star Wars
12.  Krash Slaughta – Scratch Wars
13.  RA The Rugged Man ft Jedi Mind Tricks – Uncommon Valour
14.  DJ Yoda – The Zipper Scratch
15.  Big Daddy Kane – Just Rhymin With Biz ("I watch Star Wars just to see Yoda")
16.  Dilated Peoples – The Platform ("Watch the Stormtroopers storm")
17.  Phil Pratt – Star Wars Dub
18.  Scientist – C-3PO + R2-D2 = The Force (Best. Title. Ever)
19.  ROTJ OST – Lapti Nek
20.  Public Enemy – Tie Goes To The Runner ('Rebel Base' sample)
21.  Ultramagnetic MCs – Break North (Scratching REBEL BASE & finishing the track with “We’re going in, we’re going in full throttle, that should keep those fighters off our back”… LOVE THAT!!!
22.  Fader Gladiator - Battle Of The Planets (samples The Imperial March)
23.  Willesden Dodgers – Not This President (featuring voice samples of Ronald Reagon about the Star Wars project)
24.  Jurassic 5 – Lesson 6 (Sampling the Sandcrawler music)
25.  ROTJ OST – Ewok Celebration and Finale (the PROPER ending of Jedi, Lucas you dirty facker!!)
26.  John Williams – The Throne Room/End Title

Disco_Scratch_Radio_45_ABU_Takeover_Star_Wars_Special_28.04.11.mp3 (103.83 MB)

Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Underground Strikes Back! Pie & Ears.

I knew he wouldn't be able to stay away for long before the pull of the Force dragged him back again.
Yes, SCENES returns to the blogosphere with Pie And Ears and brings together the best elements of 'The Underground Strikes Back' and 'Dead Men Walking' blogs.

It's up and running now over at so get it into your RSS reader and visit on the reg-reg.
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