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 MIX: DJ JAFFA LIVE @ THE CAVIAR CRACKLE BLOCK PARTY

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

We managed to get our hands on the live audio of the incredible set that the legendary DJ Jaffa played at the Metabeats ‘Caviar Crackle Block Party’ this weekend. It was an incredible day of bubbling with friends and family to celebrate the release of Meta’s second LP and all the DJ’s on the day were dropping gem upon gem of good music. This hour long set is one of those ones that truly keeps it moving across an absolute tonne of classics and finely mined new tracks. One of the nicest mixes we’ve heard in a minute. Definitely one for the music heads out there

You can cop the acclaimed LP from Metabeats over on iTunes http://bit.ly/19lSy5Z
Or if you prefer it on CD, via http://associatedminds.spinshop.com/

Follow us on Twitter @AssociatedMinds & @DJJaffa

THE CAVIAR CRACKLE COVER ARTWORK

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

A collaborative project between ourselves and some of the extended family of creatives we’ve been lucky enough to have worked with over the years. (And some new ones.)

After an intial idea between Mayor & Metabeats and themeekshall laying the type and idea out for us, we approached the incredibly talented Spike Dennis. Known for being a ‘boy who sews’ he crafts some beautifully twisted and subverted images of unicorns in stitching. No shit. So we knew he was the man we needed to tackle the gold thread embroidery. Then our friends over at Gallery Sixty Six came through generously on the framing and staining side. The touch that brings the idea on home! Finally our long term friend (and photographer don) Alex Mills took the photo to ensure it was all captured just right.

And this quick little vid was shot by our boy Huw ‘Cadillac Johnson’ Caddy.

Album is available on iTunes worldwide now.
UK: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/caviar-crackle/id661620148
US: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/caviar-crackle/id661620148
Aus: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/caviar-crackle/id661620148

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 VIDEO: Metabeats ‘Passport’ ft. Vanity Jay

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Following on from it’s exclusive debut on the Dazed & Confused site we’re proud to announce the Huw Caddy directed video to Metabeats & Vanity Jay’s ‘Passport’ is finally here.

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

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

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)

‘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.

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

BRANDNEW BLAKTRIX LP

Saturday, September 17th, 2011
Blaktrix - Some People Never Go Crazy

We’re happy to say the new LP from Blaktrix ‘Some People Never Go Crazy’ has finally landed.

A co-release between ourselves and the Skreemer Records imprint, the LP is a trip into the mind of one of the country’s more complex rhyming craftsmen. Trix’s smoked out vocal and dense rhyming style have helped see his previous releases all garner serious critical acclaim. And this latest LP is already following that same path.
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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

SLEDGEHAMMER KISSES LP OUT NOW

Saturday, March 5th, 2011
Sledgehammer Kisses LP Cover

The brandnew studio LP from Mudmowth & Metabeats is out. After numerous successful solo projects these two masters of their chosen crafts have come together to release this powerhouse of wide ranging hip-hop quality. So far it’s being garnering critical acclaim from all over and radio play from Australia to Germany and back again.

Featuring additional production from P.L.O. and vocal features from Sonnyjim & Skamma and Richie Hayes of The Method the LP is available on iTunes or at the A.M. store here. And now also available at the new AssociatedMinds Bandcamp store.

‘Siiiiick sick sh!t from the mighty Meta & Mud – promises to be one of 2011 most essential.’ HIP-HOP SINGLE OF THE MONTH
DJ MAGAZINE

HIP-HOP TRACK OF THE WEEK
ILikeMusic.com

‘A varied but ultimately satisfying offering, “Sledgehammer Kisses” is the work of two individuals not afraid of stepping outside their respective comfort zones in order to create music that is both immensely enjoyable and, at times, deeply moving.’
RYAN PROCTOR – OldtotheNew.wordpress.com

“Picking out highlights here is really just down to personal taste, due to the consistent quality.”
CertifiedBanger.co.uk

“Mudmowth is ahead of the game… the battle raps have sick little twists/concepts on ‘em, and he’s one of the best when coming with that real life poetry, painting pictures in your mind style.”
Barebeats.blogspot.com

SLEDGEHAMMER KISSES ARTWORK

Friday, February 18th, 2011
Sledgehammer Kisses Sledgehammer Kisses

Pre-order available now over at THE STORE

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

BRAND NEW BLAKTRIX CD IN STORE NOW

Monday, September 27th, 2010
Blaktrix Cover

Our extended family BLAKTRIX releases on CD format a limited run of unreleased or previously exclusive to vinyl tracks under the title of ‘The Houdini Footprints Of Some People Never Go Crazy’ . The CD is in preparation for his forthcoming LP ‘Some People Never Go Crazy’. Production is courtesy of various heavyweights such as Stagga, Monky, Rola and Sir Beans OBE as well as featuring Mudmowth, Junior Disprol, P.L.O. and Vocal Recall on joint mic duties.

The CD is exclusively available at the AssociatedMinds Store now.

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

FRESH NEW TEES AVAILABLE…

Monday, December 14th, 2009

FamilyTeeWEb

We’ve just had these brandnew tees fresh in. They are available just in time to treat yourself for Christmas. You can either grab yours direct from ourselves over at our A.M. STORE, or from our friends over at DIZZYJAM

These are our peoples...

The ‘Family’ design is available in mulitple coulourways and printed on a 190gsm 100% fine jersey cotton construction.

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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.

WILLO WISPA COMPILATION OUT NOW

Friday, January 2nd, 2009
TeeowAdvert

Head over to iTunes to grab your copy now… THE EARLIER ESCAPADES OF WILLO WISPA

CIRCUS IN THE CEMETERY OUT NOW!!!

Monday, November 24th, 2008

Mud Advert

Wise men say that good things come to those who wait. And it’s true with this one.

5 Tracks of beautiful hardcore hip-hop with guest features Ralph Rip Shit, Willo Wispa, and production from P.L.O., Sam Rockwell and Devize from Australia.

And it’s on snow white fresh white vinyl for all the collector heads out there that love their quality finish. We’re real proud of this one.

It’s available at your local record dealer or try our own store or iTunes

MUD’S COVER IN ART EXHIBITION

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Shrew Exhibition

The incredible cover artwork by Mister Shrew for Mudmowth’s ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12 inch, was recently featured as part of a month long exhibition of a whole heap of Shrew’s work at the Magpie Gallery in Cardiff. We went along to check it out. If you missed it shame on you.
This actual framed version now resides on Mayor’s hallway wall looking baby fresh and dope.

MUDMOWTH 12″ – PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE AT THE STORE

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Set for release June 2008 this 5 track ‘Circus In The Cemetery‘ 12″ will be released as a special edition white coloured vinyl with cover artwork by the incredible Mister Shrew, fresh back from Barcelona on the ‘Secret Wars’ European Tour. Also featuring two of the most original emcees out today – Willo Wispa & Ralph Rip Shit and production from heavyweights P.L.O., Sam Rockwell and Devize from Australia. It bangs harder and darker than the usual Mud offering. It’s out to crack your skull. With a brick.

All pre-orders will come with a free hand scribbled CD version by the man himself, as well so you can cop high quality product and still bump it in your ride, on deck or ipod. We don’t f*ck around with holding you down on the goodies front.

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NUMBER 1 IN HHC CHART

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Who is this?

Metabeats LP is at number one in Hip Hop Connection magazine’s Homestyle chart. Not number two, number one baby.

Buy it from one of these spots here or check out your local record store and demand the goodness…

http://www.suspect-packages.com
http://www.associatedminds.com/store

Watch out for the video coming very soon.

METAPHYSICAL NOW AVAILABLE IN HMV

Saturday, October 27th, 2007
Metabeats in HMV

Yes yes people, after the rip straight ballin success of the Metaphysical LP, it’s been bumped up into HMV. You can get with the fuss and pick up a copy right now for yourself for the bargain price of £7.99 to your door. Go treat yourself. You’d waste that on some smoke and a brew but this high’ll last longer.

Peace peoples.

THE SICKNESS IS COMING…

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007
Meta Ad

NEW RELEASES OUT NOW!

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

The BEST NAME 12" cover.


Yes Yes peeps – for those of you looking for a bargain or collectable check out the new CD’s in the store. We’ve got the new mixtape from Paul B which has got a bunch of heavy exclusives some of which can be heard on the player as well as being packed with some dope mixes of heavy underground classics from over the years.

For all those of you not lucky enough to cop the Ralph 12″ coz you ain’t got a deck as well – the limited edition CD run is out – once they are gone they are gone so cop one now – even as an investment!

Safe as peeps and keep your eyes and ears peeled for the new stuff – Metabeats, Mudmowth, Willo Wispa and Ruffstylz on the way…

We gonna be the certified freshest!

Check http://www.associatedminds.com/store for the lowdown!!!

NEW HOODIES TOO!!!

LOADS OF NEWS IN ONE

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

We keep getting reminded that we haven’t been keeping people uptodate on our shit. Sorry people but life is busy as a busy beaver at A.M.H.Q. so things get missed. Once we get 5 this will all be covered properly When we get a minute the site is gonna get a revamp so hold tight for that but in the meantime… these are the headlines – We’ve just completed the successful ‘People, Poetry & Pussy’ Mini Tour of Ireland. (shouts to the legendary 2 Johns for that one – we can’t wait to come back!!!)

Willo Wispa & Ralph Rip Shit featured on the Feb Cover CD for HHC as the best up and comers in the country. Ralph also had a funny interview up in there so peep it whilst you can.

Paul B‘s brand new mixtape is here… SNEAKERFREAXXX – it’s dope. Run to the store to grab it.

Filming for Mudmowth this month for a half of a show on HTV dedicated to the beast that is Mud. Talking of Mud his press shots for his forthcoming 12″ and album are complete – prepare for the horror…

Beatbox Fozzy is going from strength to strength and has just finished putting together a radio advert for FAST CAR MAGAZINE. Fozzy is also due to perform at the International Beatbox Convention @ the Southbank Centre in London on March 20th – reach that if you can…

Ruffstylz, Mud and Ralph are also featured on the soon to come ‘Metaphysical’ CD from Metabeats that we are gonna help get out and about. What we’ve heard so far is flames. It features some of the heavyweights in the scene right now. Keep your eyes on the store for more updates on that one…

Fozzy and Ruffstylz just performed at Speaker Corner in Brixton and brought them the next level in how a beatboxer and emcee really can mix and blend to push things forward and display skills whilst bring it HARD.

Barnie Rumble headed off to Oz to let them know where it’s at. At the same time P.L.O. arrived back from the states – equipped with some serious equipment and intent to make his name as the best mix engineer in the U.K. Be warned…

THE BEST NAME 12″s COMING.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
John Dent at Loud Mastering

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Ralph’s 12″ has now been mastered by John Dent @ Loud – (who’s worked with Bob Marley, Prodigy, Kasabian, Blade, Kylie Minogue to name a few on his road to gaining the reputation as the best vinyl cutter in the country.)

Shit sounds nice too. And now it looks like the distro situ is covered and should hit the streets late September…

Keep yours eyes and ears peeled for snippets and exclusives around and about in the meantime…

P.L.O. GONNA BLOW!

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

P.L.O. blesses the mic


P.L.O. just did his debut show supporting Sir Smurf Lil at Higher Learning.
Man can spit ridiculous – check the ‘Fight Redux’ alongside Mudmowth on Blaktrix’s ‘What Shall Be’ EP for evidence. Check the store now to cop a copy… NOW.

RALPH’s 12 IN MIX DOWN

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Just to get people excited we are now in the mixing stages of Ralph’s ‘The Best Name’ 12″ with a new added plus of having one of the countries finest DJ’s, DJ Muzzell on the cuts for the amazing track ‘Half’ (produced by Benn Grymm of Jehst, Braintax and more fame) The track is sick and should rekindle your love affair with rugged hip-hop!!!

The Goodness…

RALPH RIP SHIT GOES ‘PARISIAN COOL’

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Yep.? Suddenly mainland Europe has caught the Ralph bug and is spreading it amongst the chic and young of foreign lands with French website www.behype.net going all mad and riotous over Ralph’s ‘The Best Name 12″‘ as our French brothers have a tendency to do.

LYRICS IS NIGH

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Ruffstylz


Ruffstylz ‘Lyrics’ CD will be available nationwide as of Monday October 24th.

The CD is no joke and to help fire off in fitting style we will be running the launch party alongside Killa Kela and the rest of the Spit Kingdom crew at Higher Learning @ The Student Union, Cardiff on Saturday 22nd October 2005.

Lyrics will be on sale for the ‘launch-night-only’ price of just five of your honest pounds. (£5.00GBP) So if you want to pick up what’s being called the best lyrical release to come come out of this country, come down, support and take away some long time coming skills. A change gon come people. It’s time for skills, substance and having an individual style to make a come back.

SO TOUR, SO GOOD!

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

We’re bubbling properly at the moment. Red Rooms was killing it, Bristol was a success that ended in a full out mosh pit, and Slam On The Breaks are still cleaning up the carnage caused! Bring on the next run…

Talking of gigs – we’ve justed added Saturday 11th @ BSB Bar, Cardiff to the affair so come bring some energy and rowdiness to the shit.

You may have also seen Mud’s ugly grill donning the pages of the country’s press of late, with an interview in HHC as well as having ‘South Wales Gramma’ on the cover CD of UNDERCOVER and an interview up in that.

This week has also seen the return of the ‘MUSIC FOR BACHELORS’ EP from the pressing plant so it should be out to press and radio shortly and hitting the stores any minute – in the meanwhile if you wanna scoop your copy early just check out the STORE