NEW VIDEO : SUMMER JAM 2014

Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Here’s the new video promo from the first all day Summer Jam we threw back on the 12th of July with our friends from Bakery, City Surf and Spit & Sawdust skate park.

As a rule we tend to stay away from mixing political concerns with music too much. But we were recently invited by our new friends at Bakery to help them throw a fundraiser for a pretty unique kind of charity. www.skatepal.co.uk.

And it a hard one to say no to. Offering kids, living in what is undeniably a war zone, a positive outlet and welcome distraction from the hardships of daily life there. And escape is all what we all need is it not? Those moments of simple fun and pleasure that make life worth living. So we said HELL YES. And the result was a great day from start to finish. So big love to all who came down to have a good time.

We’ve had it on a promise that the actual skate edit from the day shot by the Bakery boys will be out pretty shortly too. So all the skate heads should keep an eye for that one. We’ll probably have it up on here so check back.

To support Skatepal visit www.skatepal.co.uk
Free download of Slymoove’s ‘Free Your Mind’ just click here.
See some photos from the day by clicking here.

NEW MUSIC: CURLY CASTRO ‘THE BRODY EP’

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Curly Castro - Brody EP

The new EP from our overseas brother, lead Wrecking Crew member, and future sound griot, Curly Castro has landed. And we’re amped to be able to give you an upfront hearing of it from him. The EP is produced entirely by his Wrecking Crew co-pilot and fellow script writer, Zilla Rocca, so you already know it has a strong pedigree from the get go.

The EP stays nothing but forward sounding but still bumping (‘David Rodigan’ being a personal pick) and features a high grade list of some of those on the cutting edge of hip-hop rhyming right now with the vocal talents of Elucid (Cult Favorite/Armand Hammer), Billy Woods (Backwoodz Studios/Armand Hammer), Castle (Mello Music Group), Hubbs (Git Beats), and the indomitable Wrecking Crew (Zilla Rocca & Has-Lo). “This EP is not lacking for powerful writing.”

Grab your copy below. And whilst you’re at it, we’d suggest you go look up all the Wrecking Crew’s projects. Both their solo music and the group projects. There is gold in them there hills…

NEW: Vanilla Pluto finally lands amongst us…

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

We like to keep good company and we’re blessed to be able to say our extended family holds many talented artists. Now from that circle Vanilla Pluto has landed with his new ‘Pyramid CF63′ beat tape which is full of some truly spaced out dope sandwiches.

NEW VIDEO: Sonnyjim ‘The Classics Series’ – Pt.3

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Download Sonny’s ‘Classics Series’ here

We’re fussy who we hang with. Always have been. We don’t beg friends and you won’t find us ‘networking’ for the sake of it. We care about those who are about their craft and have a personality to match it. We hunt out those special folk like prey. And Sonnyjim has both of those in abundance. So it was only right when we were looking to do the latest in our ‘Classics Series’, that we reached out to our extended fam to bring his own style to the plate.

See the earlier parts of the ‘Classics Series’ here:
Ralph Rip Shit – The Classics Series (Amsterdam) Pt.1
Blaktrix – The Classics Series Pt.2

FREE DOWNLOAD – RUFFSTYLZ – PRISON TO PARADISE

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Increasingly involved in movements to bring about change, Ruffstylz’s efforts have brought him into contact with lots of new people including other artists with similar view points. “I’ve recently been hugely inspired by The Zeitgeist Movement and after I had a conversation with Rou from Enter Shikari I was moved to write it.”

“For a long time it’s been building up in me to write a track that represents my undying passion to get people inspired about the biggest things we can think about and go for in life. I’ve never been prepared to settle for limits and if I’ve got anything to do with it, no one else will either.”

METABEATS ‘CAVIAR CRACKLE’ PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW (COMES WITH 7 UP FRONT TRACKS)

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

With the release date of Metabeats ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP fast arriving we figured we’d make it available for pre-order along with an upfront instant DL of 7 of the tracks just to keep you well fed until the drop.

Get yours here >>> METABEATS ‘CAVIAR CRACKLE’ PRE-ORDER

The album features a list of some of the who’s who of the world’s finest emcees handpicked to sit over Meta’s back drop. Enjoy…

NEW MUSIC: METABEATS FT. QUELLE CHRIS – ‘SLSBS’ (CO-PRODUCED BY ED BOOGIE)

Sunday, May 26th, 2013
Quelle_Chris460

The latest tune to land from the highly anticipated ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP that’s landing June 25th. On this one Meta teamed up with Ed Boogie (formerly P.L.O.) on the production side to help lay the dirty base for Detroit native and emcee of the moment, Quelle, to tell it raw.

The tune debuted on Nah Right earlier this week and is finding a heap of love amongst taste makers like Okay Player, Urb, Potholes In My Blog and a whole load more.

We’re making the track available for FREE DOWNLOAD upto the release of Caviar Crackle on June 25th so grab yours now below.

NEW MIX: NO(w) FUTUR #0004: FEAT. RALPH RIP SHIT

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

This is straight up the nicest mix of hip-hop we’ve heard in a while. The Parisian based DJ Simsima & Mr. Mass are NO(w) FUTUR and their mix series features a real fresh selection of some of the latest hip-hop music out. To our ears it’s part of the new movement to return, partly, to what we all fell in love with hip-hop for in the first place. That rawness. But with that sprinkle of new style and edge. And RHYMING. It’s the return of the new boom bap. We feel it.

It’s been getting support up on Okay Player and features some of the finest stylist out, from Homeboy Sandman, Smoke Dza, Nottz Raw, Joey Bada$$, Bishop Lamont and Blu to new schoolers like our own Ralph Rip Shit & A.H.Fly with ‘Floater’.

We down for the FUTUR.

NEW MUSIC: Ralph Rip Shit & 12 Original Players – ‘Kapish’

Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Kapish

Word ‘em up. It’s a new slab of raw from the big man. Some low slung Ralph laid cooly over a backdrop from the Edinburgh based breaks hunter, 12 Original Players.

12 is an alumni of the school of ‘Louis Den’ beat battles – arguably the finest hot bed of production talent from all over the UK that has had the likes of Beat Butcha, S-Type, Jaisu, Eric Lau, Jehst as well as AssociatedMinds’ own Metabeats & P.L.O. all pass through it’s doors at some point in it’s history.

Catch your free download of ‘Kapish’ by either clicking the image above or BY CLICKING HERE NOW.

NEW VIDEO: A.H.Fly & Ralph Rip Shit – ‘Floater’ (Studio Session)

Monday, February 18th, 2013

DOWNLOAD THE TRACK HERE

NEW MUSIC: A.H.Fly & Ralph Rip Shit – ‘Floater’

Monday, February 18th, 2013
A.H.Fly & Ralph Rip Shit - FLOATER

The first raw flower to bloom from the creative collaboration that is ‘Fly Shit’. The coming together of UK producer, A.H.Fly and the now Dutch based, Ralph Rip Shit.

Floater’s cover artwork is by the homie Hop Fences and the track is that raw rhyming and simple killer beat that when done right, we love at AM.

You can download your copy of the track for free here.

Extra Fact: Those in the know will recognise A.H.Fly, as being the, ‘rarely seen but often heard’ producer behind one of the UK scene’s legendary groups, Universal Soldiers.

RALPH RIP SHIT & P.L.O. ON THE NEW DJ LOK UK MIX

Saturday, February 16th, 2013
DJ Lok Mix Cover

The audio from the recent Ralph Rip Shit video for the ‘The Classics Series: Part 1′ has been used by Mysdiggi’s DJ and UK cornerstone, DJ Lok to end his new UK Mix Special. Click the cover image above to cop the free download featuring a whole heap of the scene’s finest.

Tracklist
0. Best You Ever Had?
1. Mystro – Mess I Ever Had
2. TY – Like You Never
3. Life MC – Ahead Of The Game ft Chester P & Ill Bill
4. Souleance – Sauce Samourai
5. Mark Fear ft Ramson Badbonez, Unk Artist & Putrid Pete – Hangman
6. Skreintax – Mine For The Taking ft Farma G, Verb T & Dj Skully
7. Skitz – Struggla ft Rodney P, Kardinal, Skibadee
8. Redbeard – Mic Check
9. Marv-ill Superlungs – Pure Skill (beatbox freestyle)
10. Ralph Rip Sh!t – Amsterdam ‘Classics’ freestyle

And if you’ve not checked it yet, here’s the video with Ralph rhyming live over P.L.O.’s classic remake the audio’s lifted from…

NEW MUSIC: Metabeats ft. Vanity Jay – ‘Passport’

Monday, February 11th, 2013
Metabeats - Passport

Summer’s started early and Metabeats is ready to open the floodgates with this one.

Taken from his forthcoming second solo album, ‘Passport’ is a record that shows Meta’s true versatility and talent as a producer. Fuelled by his cosmic boogie gene and featuring vocals from the incredible Vanity Jay, it’s a DJ favourite and already finding favour from the likes of Dazed Magazine, Pete Tong, Ace & Vis and more.

Available on iTunes worldwide now: UK iTunes // US iTunes // Aus iTunes

Follow us on Twitter: @ChesusMetabeats // @AssociatedMinds

P.L.O. ‘F*ckSpace&Lazers’ is out now…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

After much wait P.L.O.’s ‘F*ckSpace&Lazers’ single is finally here.

P.L.O. - F*CKSPACE&LAZERS

P is one of the most talented producers we’ve ever met let alone had the pleasure of working with. He’s been a corner stone of the label diligently working away behinds the scenes to fuel numerous other artist’s development via any number of his talents. And for those that know, they’ll tell you, he’s truly talented.

But never one to stay in the box, he’s been working on numerous projects of his own featuring some hip-hop power-houses that cover the entire spectrum of the music and everything else out there too. ‘F*ckSpace&Lazers’ represents his debut solo single. A rich and ever evolving head nod ride, it crescendos into a second movement sounding like Barry White for the new beat generation, meets Bladerunner. We suggest you find a good system, turn it up loud and sink into the blissful ride.

It’s available on iTunes worldwide now. UK iTunes // US iTunes // Aus iTunes

You can follow P.L.O. on Twitter @P_Leezy

NEW HIP-HOP: INSANE MACBETH ft. SUB-ZEEZ, TONY D & RUFFSTYLZ ‘KILLER’

Sunday, December 16th, 2012
Insane Macbeth

The new joint from Brixton’s legendary Insane Macbeth is authentic UK posse track goodness. A veteran fabled for his role producing for the likes of Kinetic Effect and other UK legends like Icepick at the birth of UK hip-hop, Macbeth has stayed on it. His new street single, where the name says it all, ‘Killer’ has him teaming up with a powerful trio of emcees Sub-Zeez, Tony D (Poisonous Poets) and the AssociatedMinds own founding mic maestro, Ruffstylz.

Cop the free download from Insane Macbeth’s Soundcloud below…

NEW MIX: DJ JAFFA & MAYOR – BUMPCAST 6

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

Featuring cover artwork by HopFences and packed with that undeniable hip-hop from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Metabeats & Action Bronson, Nas, Ralph Rip Sh!t, Guilty Simpson, Black Star, EL-P, Homeboy Sandman and a whole load more DJ Jaffa and Mayor have brought a mix full of that goodness to feed the hungry. So come get your fill…

NEW MUSIC: Metabeats – ‘Bootney Farnsworth’

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

The new Metabeats. ‘Bootney Farnsworth’ is some funk to push the envelope of hip-hop. Just a touch. The track has just been featured on Giles Peterson’s ‘Brownswood Recordings’ compilation ‘electr*c 3′ alongside a whole host of incredible producers that we’d seriously recommend checking out.

NEW MUSIC: Ralph & Lemonface ‘Post Crisis’ EP

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Ralph

The brandnew EP from Ralph Rip Shit & Lemonface has finally landed. The autobiographically titled, ‘Post Crisis: Life after 30′ is twelve tracks of all around hip-hop goodness from the UK / Dutch pairing. It’s already got fans hailing it as one of the top 3 releases of the year.

With artwork by the Dutch based Creative Luxury, the project came about as a collaboration with the good people at Dutch based label, Super Nice Music Group, home to producer Lemonface. The EP contains 7 tracks, 2 skits, an instrumental break from the raps and is covered with a bit of magic dust to give it all that warmth and dustiness real heads love.

Availble globally on iTunes now:
UK Link // US Link // Australian Link

Ralph & Lemonface (Front)

HOOKERS ON THE LOOSE…

Monday, August 13th, 2012

The brandnew single from Metabeats featuring the already legendary and always classic sounding, Action Bronson, is finally here and spreading like wild fire after The Fader got the exclusive last week. Hookers is hip-hop delivered with vintage dependability but with a touch of modern soul and finish. It’s that new New York solid neck snap, rejigged.

“Metabeats has done it again. A ridiculously talented producer working with one of most exciting emcees about and more than holding his own. A killer of a track.”
Jen Long – BBC Radio 1

With cover design by FWMJ the track is available worldwide on iTunes and all your other favourite digital hot spots.

COP HOOKERS ON iTUNES (UK STORE)
COP HOOKERS ON iTUNES (US STORE)

NEW MUSIC: Dutch Masters #3 – Spanish Ass

Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Spanish Ass

After the success of ‘Basketcase’, Ralph Rip Sh!t and Lemonface are back at it again with a little latin groove on ‘Spanish Ass’. With the release of this second collaborative joint between the two comes the announcement of their full joint EP, ‘Post Crisis: Life After 30.’

The full EP will drop within the next few weeks in collaboration with Lemonface’s label home – the Dutch based ‘Super Nice Music’.

Click here to get your FREE DOWNLOAD

THE SCIENCE – DJ SAUL

Friday, July 27th, 2012

As we continue to move forward making hip-hop at AM, we figured it was only right we paid our dues and looked back on the history of this music. So, we hooked up with DJ Saul (54 Mode/Block Party/Radio Cardiff) to proudly serve up THE SCIENCE.

Hip-hop radio how it used to be done.

“The Science Radio is all about re-creating the old school hip hop mix-show radio from way back that I grew up with. The shows with DJs like Red Alert, Mr Magic, Marley Marl, Clark Kent, Pete Rock, Awesome 2, Hank Love & DNA and Stretch & Bobbito, taking it back to the 2 copies live in the mix!!!!” DJ Saul

NEW RALPH RIP SH!T SIDE PROJECT FEAT TONE TANK

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Ralph has been getting busy of late and alongside the success of ‘Hold That’ with label mate P.L.O. and his various ‘Dutch Masters’ series with Lemonface and JeeJaa, he’s also been working on a slightly alternative group project under the working title of ‘Bones’.

Under the moniker of ‘Sean’, he’s been working alongside ‘Dan’ and producer ‘Rod’ and their latest tune Darts Match features one of our US brethren, Tone Tank from Brooklyn’s Modern Shark label.

Ralph is first up and flips the Broken Language style his way. Dan takes the baton and runs with it and then Tone comes in and closes. Click the pic to listen…

Darts-Match copy

NEW MUSIC: BEATBOX FOZZY x DOCKMINI FT. SONNYJIM

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Joe Jackson Cover

Beatbox Fozzy is steadily working on a collaboration project involving samples of his vocal mouth magic taken and reproduced by a select list of producers. Following on from his work alongside Metabeats on the title track from The Highball EP, this is ‘Joe Jackson’.

Working with Birmingham native, the talented Dockmini, the track has that smoothed out hypnotic groove but then the rhyming beast that is Sonnyjim takes it by the neck and goes at it with a rapid fire bombardment flow.

DOWNLOAD JOE JACKSON HERE

NEW MUSIC: RALPH RIP SH!T & LEMONFACE

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Coming Soon Part 3: Ralph Rip Shit & Lemonface - Basketcase

Is the sun shining where you’re at? Well this is that smooth summer crack from Ralph Rip Sh!t and new Dutch producer ‘Lemonface’.

It’s a smoothie so we suggest you crack open your favourite brew, maybe light something up and then just sit back and vibe with it. Good times. Get it here now… BASKETCASE

NEW MIX: MICROPHONE MATHEMATICS

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
NEW MIX: Microphone Mathematics - DJ Moyma

This is the new ‘Microphone Mathematics’ mix we’ve done in collaboration with the international, cloud stepping DJ Moyma. The mix featuring a whole heap of the hardcore hip-hop goodies we know you crave. From new music from The Roots, eXquire, and arguably one of the finest songs about love in hip-hop history, Jean Grae’s ‘U & Me & Everyone We Know’ to classic tracks from De La Soul, Black Moon, Rakim and a tonne more of that boom bap. Moyma’s gone in deep on this one and reached for some classic goodies.

You can listen to the new mix here ASSOCIATEDMINDS ON MIXCLOUD
Or pay a visit the man at www.moyma.co.uk

METABEATS x DIVERSE CONCEPTS ‘EMBOSSED’

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Metabeats x Diverse Concepts 'Embossed'

Embossed is the coming together of two producers with undeniable track records. Diverse Concepts has been an in demand producer of late producing remixes for the likes of Foreign Beggars, Stagga and Ty as well as his own solo material getting airplay from Mary Anne Hobbs and Radio 1’s ‘Introducing’ show.

And Metabeats. As a solo producer his debut LP landed with a bang receiving overwhelming praise in the press with radio support on Radio 1 and Tim Westwood’s show amongst others. His follow up alongside label mate Mudmowth gained further support from overseas, garnering ‘Featured LP of the Week’ on Australia’s leading hip-hop show on Triple J Radio.

He’s currently working on his follow up ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP with an insane guest list of handpicked emcees and musicians from all over the US and the UK such as Action Bronson, Oddisee, Quelle, P.L.O. and a whole lot more.

Check Embossed out on iTunes
Check Embossed out on Bandcamp

The Bumpcast #4 Mix

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The latest in the Bumpcast series features DJ Veto at the helm mixing up a selection of goodies from Mayor…
Check it out over on Mixcloud now.

The Bumpcast 4

SMOKING THAT PIZZURP

Thursday, December 15th, 2011
Pizzurp...

After the popularity of the vintage Ralph Rip Shit & Bugseed track ‘Pizzurp’ on the ‘Hidden Thoughts’ compilation we decided to give the track it’s own release…

CLICK HERE TO START “SMOKING ON THE PIZZURP…”

‘Hidden Thoughts’ Compilation Artwork

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Hidden Thoughts Compilation

Cover artwork by themeekshall for the forthcoming compilation ‘Hidden Thoughts’ featuring unreleased tracks, guest features with other artists and some roughs and rares all dating from between 2006 – 2010.

Signifiying a watershed in the label’s development it features material from all the AssociatedMinds artists as well as music from the likes of acclaimed producers such as Japan’s Bugseed, Darkhouse Family’s Don Leisure, the incredible Monky, as well as emceeing from the likes of the legendary Chino XL, Skamma, Brooklyn’s Elucid, Hekla Kosh and even a Ralph Rip Sh!t feature with Pete Lawrie.

Sign up to the mailing list to be the first to get the link when it drops.

AUDIO: Ruffstylz & Chino XL ‘Pain Into Fire’

Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Pain Into Fire Cover

Ruffstylz & Chino XL trade darts on ‘Pain Into Fire’. The second track to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Hidden Thoughts’ compilation featuring previously unreleased material, guest features and tracks from under the radar from AssociatedMinds artists between 2006 and 2010.

Featuring cover artwork by Burning Red and cuts from DJ Killer Tomato.
CLICK FOR YOUR DOWNLOAD

NEW AUDIO: ROTTER – The 83 King ft. Hekla Kosh, Mudmowth & Ralph Rip Shit

Monday, September 26th, 2011
ROTTER

The new filth is out. ‘Rotter’ produced by the ever mysterious 83 King features Hekla Kosh, Mudmowth & Ralph Rip Shit on vocals. If your speakers have been missing that hard hip-hop, treat them to this dirt. DOWNLOAD ROTTER HERE

VIDEO: THE HIGHBALL

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

The new video for the title track taken from the collaborative EP we released with Eatgood Records which is available for free download over atThe Highball EP

Video was made by Huw Caddy & Mayor

THE NEW YORK RENAISSANCE

Monday, July 18th, 2011
The NEW YORK RENAISSANCE Mix

CLICK HERE FOR ITUNES PODCAST VERSION
CLICK HERE FOR MIXCLOUD VERSION

We were recently asked to do my current top 10 hip-hop tunes for DJ Magazine here in the UK. When I started trying to put it together it made me realise there is a hell of lot of good music being made all over planet Earth right now. But, quietly, with no real fanfare, New York has been going through a real creative sweet patch in the last few years, generating all different types of hip-hop well worth your attention.

So whilst it was hard to whittle it down we tried coz we good like that, then we reached out to DJ Ivan6 of ‘Holdin Court’ crew to put a quick mix together. There’s been amazing music from long time recognised legends of the art like Mos Def, Ski Beatz, Roc Marciano or the under praised gravel voice monster that is Rock from Heltah Skeltah. Or the left field honesty and creativity of Cool Calm Pete, Das Racist, Junk Science’s Nuclear Family label or Nasa’s Uncommon Records label. And that’s still leaving out the new generation style dons like Homeboy Sandman, Fresh Daily, YC the Cynic, Action Bronson and A.M. fave, the beast Elucid. This is by no way a definitive list. There’s loads more we couldn’t squeeze on. This is really just the tip of the iceberg.

After thought: Looking at the list I guess the one thing all these artists have got in common is a real right to call themselves ‘emcees’. All of them are rooted and focussed on coming strong with the rhymes. No clone business. Just style, flow and originality every time. These were the things that drew us into loving hip-hop in the first place so many years ago. It’s good to know it’s still going strong.

Peace
Mayor

Cover artwork by Matt Pugh

THE HEAT – AUDIO (FREE MP3)

Friday, April 8th, 2011

The Heat Cover

The Heat is the P.L.O. produced banger featuring the reunited rhyming might of Sonnyjim & Mudmowth. Sonny and Mud get down with strength on a dirty drum and guitar sound that returns the hip-hop to hip-hop in up-to-date style, mixing the know how of both labels into a necessary dose of dope to the veins.

The track is the lead tune to be taken from the forthcoming joint EP between AssociatedMinds & Eatgood Records, ‘The Highball’ , named in dedication to the one hazy night in Birmingham it was recorded over. It’s the combination of the whole rosters of both teams clashing styles together into some rugged bangers for the heads.

Click here to visit and download… THE HEAT

LET IT BREATHE…

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011
Metabeats & Mudmowth

The new single from Mud & Meta’s ‘Sledgehammer Kisses’ LP, ‘Let It Breathe’ is on full digital release from this Monday.

The mini LP ‘Sledgehammer Kisses’ featuring Sonnyjim, Skamma & P.L.O. is set for release on February 28th and is already getting support from the likes of tastemaker and legend Lauren Garnier.

You can get more details and pre-order the LP here now.

MUDMOWTH & METABEATS – Let It Breathe (Dirty) by AssociatedMinds

HEKLA KOSH – UGLY FRUITS 2

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

Ugly Fruits 2

If you’ve not checked the recent ‘Ugly Fruits 2′ beat tape from our extended fam and Squid Ninja henchman Hekla Kosh then we suggest you do. It’s been out doing the rounds for a bit and we been bumping it on the regular at the studio.

BE AFRAID. VERY AFRAID. THE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Metabeats Halloween Mix
Featuring a host of ghoulish hip-hop and darkness this Halloween Mix special from Metabeats is the neck snapping soundtrack to trick or treat to. Click here to listen.
OR click here to subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes to get the freshness delivered direct to your door, effort free.

DUBBLEDGE & METABEATS – BLACK HISTORY MONTH – THE MAKING OF A SLAVE

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
The Making Of A Slave

Download here.

Through the mind of a slave master Metabeats and Dubbledge combine on the ‘The Making Of A Slave’ in honour of Black History Month.

Inspired by the Willie Lynch letter, ‘The Making of a Slave’ sees Dubbledge at his most controversial, ironically morphing into the shoes of a slave owner to breakdown the various techniques used to create slaves. However he does so with an intellectual, tongue in cheek delivery and enough humour to turn the ugliest of subjects into an inspirational look at the methods used to create an inbuilt self-destructive mentality that will & has spanned generations. It’s thought provoking & definitely worth a listen for some true edutainment.

Your support on thisone is appreciated: eplay/stream/feature/blog or spread it around your networks. We only ask that you also add the following link and encourage people to work towards a better future for us all.

http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/donate.htm

NB. This tune will also feature on Dubbledge’s forthcoming ‘Dubbledge vs The Boondocks’ mixtape.

www.dubbledge.bandcamp.com

The original photo is taken from the incredible collection by Okinawa Soba

P.L.O. REMIXES PETE LAWRIE’S ‘ALL THAT WE KEEP’ FEATURING SHAD

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
All That We Keep - P.L.O. Remix

At A.M. we were recently invited by Island Record’s signing Pete Lawrie to remix his incredible ‘All That We Keep’. This remix also features a man at the top of the global emceeing craft – Canada’s own incredible Shad.

P.L.O. agreed to flip it and take it on a changing musical journey but retain that original heartfelt soul and feeling. It’s “Hendrix on Ketamine”. You canTurn it up and soak it in.

If you like what you hear you can download it here Pete is also a big fan of one Ralph Rip Shit so there are rumours that a collaboration project could be in the offing. You heard it here first.

VIDEO: WILLO WISPA ‘THE LOLLIPOP…’

Monday, July 19th, 2010



The new video for Willo’s ‘THE LOLLIPOP LADY’S FAVOURITE’ single taken from his forthcoming ‘WOT’S WILLO ON!?!’ LP

Directed by the fresh new talented director ADAM ‘COBRA’ BERNET.
Produced by METABEATS and featuring RUBY SAMBA on vocals. As well as starring Kirsty Parsons who’s currently featuring in ‘Britain’s Next Top Model’

Special thanks and shouts Adam and his entire team, Big Tig for the ‘In Rust We Trust’ custom BMW.

The single is available for download over at THE ASSOCIATEDMINDS STORE

And also worldwide at iTUNES

META & MUD are ‘MAAAD TIGHT’

Sunday, March 21st, 2010
MAAAD TIGHT Cover

ARTIST: MUDMOWTH & METABEATS
ALBUM: MAAAD TIGHT ft. SonnyJim and Skamma
SINGLE RELEASE DATE: 3rd MAY 2010

CLICK HERE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD

We’re proud to say it’s finally here. ‘Maaad Tight’ is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Sledgehammer Kisses’ LP from the dream team pairing of METABEATS & MUDMOWTH. With production handled by the unstoppable Metabeats and featuring Mudmowth alongside 2 of this nations finest spitters in SONNYJIM and SKAMMA it is a veritable shower of disgusting rhymes, with more skills on display than your average Olympics. The ferocious stuttered drums lay the foundations for slick sample chops and an infectious vocal hook.

With a music video already completed and following shortly Meta & Mud are looking to set down the marker making 2010 the year for hip-hop in the UK. We gonna go strong. Let your people know.

Original cover photography by www.SouthpawVision.com

RALPH RIP SHIT x HUDSON MOHAWKE

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

To kick 2010 off on the good foot Ralph Rip Shit has dived in the booth and recorded a dub over Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Rising 5′ taken from his incredible Butter LP out last year on Warp Records. You can get your free copy of it here… RALPH RIP RISING MP3

We also figured we’d have a little fun with the artwork as well and flipped the original cover…

Ralph Rip Rising Cover

FREE XMAS MIXTAPE

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Xmas Mixtape Cover 2009

Our 2009 free christmas mixtape is available to download now… CLICK HERE

Featuring music from the roster of A.M. artists including… Ralph Rip Shit, Ruffstylz, Willo Wispa, Beatbox Fozzy, Mudmowth, Metabeats, P.L.O., Dubbledge and Brooklyn native, Elucid it’s a hardcore monster mixtape for your alternative hip-hop festive period. Enjoy.

CHRISTMAS BEATMAKING

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Getting our Christmas fun on for the 08 – we had a kite in the mail from the head honcho in charge, Mister Kosyne, over at? www.louisden.com? – All the real heads will know about the beatmaking night they been running up in Birmingham and every year to celebrate the birth of some dude called Christopher they run the annual ‘Wrapped Up’ beatmaking experiment. It’s Scotland v England v Wales in a producers round-robin-drum-fest. ?

Once the Christmas themed vinyl had been exchanged via the royal mail men, P.L.O. and Metabeats got busy in the lab. Check out the vids for the scoop and then send love the way of Koysne, Kelakovski, S-Type and Jaisu for all the heaters they produced to keep you warm this festive season.?

Check these links as well to download the final versions of the beats from Metabeats & P.L.O. for your own pleasure

Meatbeats

P.L.O.

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METABEATS CYPHER ON RADIO CARDIFF

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

If you like Metabeats, you like Quiet Poison, you like Squid Ninjas. You’ll love this live radio cypher taken from our own AssociatedMinds radio show from Radio Cardiff (RIP). It’s packed with sick styles. And it’s got enough sick raw beats from the man himself to keep the raw uncut street heads pleased.

Shouts to all the Barry heads.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FILTH