New Video: The Jah Rastafishi Sessions

Sunday, December 7th, 2014
Beatbox Fozzy - Jah Rastafishi Sessions 2

This year’s been a good one for Fozzy with his re-emergence back onto the international beatboxing circuit at the end of last year with his incredible video alongside one of the world’s finest in France’s Alem. And following his appearance against a heap of the world’s finest at this years ’7 To Smoke’ Battles in Belgium his reputation as one of the UK’s best is firmly back in place.

So feeling good, he’s hit us up with his new ‘Jah Rastafishi Sessions’ featuring him rev up his motor mouth and just jam for the fun of it. Enjoy!


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Bumpcast 14 - DJ Killer Tom & Mayor

We’re back bumpin’ fists with the god bodies and packing one of the most track heavy hip-hop mixes that we’ve dropped in a while. Taking that extra step to mine the full breadth and depth of the good and the great from wherever we find them – to bring you the latest Bumpcast 14.

Featuring De La, Atmosphere, Monch, Schoolboy Q, Bronson, Fatmina, Jon Wayne, Darkhouse Fam, Lee Scott, Exquire, Nas, Open Mike Eagle, Jaylib, Confuscious MC, Mo Ruf, Mos Def, Metabeats, Mo Kolours, Roots Manuva, Slymoove, Black Thought, I Am Many, Jams F Kennedy, Kendrick, Cru, Marq Spekt & Blockhead and a whole heap more.

Click below to enjoy…


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.

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.

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See some photos from the day by clicking here.


Monday, July 21st, 2014

You can scroll through on the photos above to checkout some of the shots from the Skate For Palestine: ‘Summer Jam’ we threw last weekend with some good friends.

The day was a winner and really good for the charity Skatepal as we all helped them raise a little bit more than they had originally hoped for. So a huge thanks to everyone who was involved and everyone who came down to support and skate the day away.

Summer Jam

It was great day to see everyone come out bubbling. All the artists, DJ’s, skaters, music heads, some personal friends, spectators and some young families all helped keep the place busy from the jump off all the way through to the food running out and getting kicked out. We hope everyone enjoyed it as much as us but if you missed your opportunity or just want to contribute still, you can alway just pop along to and do your thing. And always remember… AssociatedMinds is for the Children. :)

You can see all the full set from the day along with all our other photos on our Flickr site, or on the AssociatedMinds Facebook page.

Click here too see them on Flickr // OR // Click here to see them on Facebook.

Slymoove playing whilst the competitions take place.


Sunday, June 29th, 2014

Answering their call, we’ve gotten together with our new friends over at Bakery Co, and teamed up with legendary skate store and true pillar of the Welsh skateboarding community, CitySurf, to bring you the ‘Skate for Palestine Summer Jam’

The all day event is aimed at bringing together skateboarders, musicians, DJ’s, street artists and the general public in a day of sport, music, fun and expression to help raise money for the charity, SkatePAL who construct skateparks throughout Palestine.

Starting at 3pm and finishing at 11pm on Saturday 12th of July, the Jam will be kicking off at Cardiff’s own newly opened skate park, Spit & Sawdust. Sponsored by some of the best known and well respected companies in skateboarding, the day is aimed at welcoming all and will consist of skate jams, comps & give aways along with live music & dj sets from some of our good friends and us. The event will also feature the premiere of the Bakery Promo video, as well as live art from local street artists and illustrators. And as if that’s not enough for you there will also be a variety of Palestinian inspired food and drink served from the parks incredibly popular and much loved cafe. And trust us, that’s some GOOD GRUB RIGHT THERE.

NEW MIX: Bumpcast #13 – DJ Jaffa & Mayor

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

SOUND THE HORNS. We’re back at it with another Bumpcast mix of neck exercisers all mixed at the hands of the living legend DJ Jaffa. It’s headnod honey comb. Dripping with sweet goodness from across the US & UK with the likes of Curren$y, Curly Castro, Jay Electronica, Step Brothers, Jonwayne, Sonnyjim, Booda French & J57, D.T.M.D., Homeboy Sandman, Mo Kolours, Denmark Vessey and a whole load more.

This time we’re coming at it with a little more laid back attitude than the usual. So kick back in the sun, break out the BBQ and turn it up.

Original cover photo by our good friend, Rouleur No.1.

NEW PHOTO SET: Beatbox Fozzy Live at Porters

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
Beatbox Fozzy at Porters with Alem

New photos of Beatbox Fozzy performing live at Porters, Cardiff.
You can see the rest of the set featuring more live shots and Alem & Fozzy backstage over on our AM Facebook page.
Or, if you’ve yet to catch it, you can check out the video of the French Champion, Alem, and our own Fozzy getting busy for the first time together.

Metabeats on the Moos Trails video

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Moos Trails 1

Peep this incredible looking ‘Moos Trails’ video by Sam Davies which features the original mix of Metabeats track ‘Hookers’ featuring the ever brilliant Action Bronson on the backdrop. Beautifully shot footage combined with some wild riding.

Photo by Sam Davies.


Thursday, February 13th, 2014

After Metabeats & Ed Boogie’s ‘Caviar Crackle Intro’ appeared on the the new M.S.G. Skate Edit from our homie Huw Caddy, it was only right that we finally got a collaboration going with the good people over at City Surf to make ‘The M.S.G. Mix’ special. And the result we’re proud of.

This is for all our tin foil hat wearing, triangle idolising, kick pushing friends who love what this music has to offer right now. Packed with Jay, 50, Tame Impala, Flying Lotus, Pusha T, Trellion & Sniff, Quelle, Bronson, NK, Kanye, Vanilla Pluto, Run the Jewels, Dave Sitek, Jon Wayne, Metabeats, Black Milk and a whole heap MORE.


Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Following on from last year’s successful showing of the incredible Tribe Called Quest documentary ,’Beats, Rhymes & Life’, Beatbox Fozzy will once again be helping kick off the Darkened Rooms showing of the hotly tipped ‘Gimme The Loot’ in style.

The ever popular Darkened Rooms are an organisation who combine classic and hand picked independent films, with showing them in innovative and themed locations. Tickets are £3.00 and the screening and performances kick off this Tuesday 21st January at 8pm in Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff.

So if you’re a lover of films – and hip-hop – this is one not to miss.

You can book tickets here

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.

The new Bumpcast from DJ Jaffa & Mayor

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

The seasons change. Autumn changes to Winter. Winter to Spring. But one thing stays constant through all this. Bumpcasts stay DOPE. Only the finest noggin rocking hand picked gems from across the hip-hop globe make the cut. And this is the latest offering from us to you and it’s dripping with goodness like it should be. Trust us, we’re hip-hop doctors and DJ Jaffa’s sliced up Mayor’s selection like a surgeon. Word to your medical practioners!

Featuring nuggets of gold from Action Bronson, Pusha T, Guilty Simpson & Small Pro, Ghostface, Quelle Chris, Trellion & Sniff, 14 KT, Kendrick Lamar, Metabeats, Blu and more.

Vanilla Pluto & Don Leisure @ City Surf Xmas Party

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

These two turned it OUT last night. So good to see Cardiff’s music and skate communities coming together so naturally last night.
Shouts to our family Mr.Huwston Caddilac Johnson for hooking the event up.

Click to hear Don Leisure’s mix of unreleased gems from Metabeats’ beat vaults.


Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Edward Boogie, of this here parish, just stepped up to drop a 300 Second whirlwind tour of some sounds he’s conjured up for the good people over at Radio 1′s ‘Introducing’ show. Tight snippets of unheard power nuggests crossed with personal faves from his label brethren Jid Sames and Metabeats.

Intro Skit
Metabeats & Ed Boogie – Caviar Crackle Intro
Metabeats & Ed Boogie ft. Elucid – Run Up
P.L.O. (Ed Boogie) – FSpace&Lazers
Metabeats & Ed Boogie ft. Zeroh – ‘The Median’
Ed Boogie & Metabeats – Vera Wang Instrumental
Ed Boogie – Untitled
Jid Sames – Loverman (Original Mix)
Ed Boogie & Ruffstylz ft. Gift of Gab & Homeboy Sandman – Horserider
Metabeats ft. Dubbledge, Marv Won & Elucid – Fire
Ed Boogie – Epic

NEW MIX: Don Leisure’s ‘Metabeats : From the Vaults’

Sunday, November 24th, 2013
The Don Leisure Metabeats Mix

Metabeats ‘Darkhouse Fam’ brother is the badboy foodie and soul selecting, monster beat making, Don Leisure. Well that man there hooked up a journey through the deep deep vaults of Meta’s lesser heard beat heritage.

Asked about the mix he said “Just thought people should hear these beats as I knew Che wouldn’t do nish with them. Ha.” Going on to point out his favourite beat on here is the still dope ‘Gifted’. “(It) Was the 1st beat Che played me when we first hung out and a bunch of the other tracks are stuff that Che has kinda lost.”

Trust us, this mix, covers all the ages of Meta’s music making journeys with some of these rarely heard roughs and rares dating close to ten years old. It also comes fully upto date featuring some of Metabeats newer collaborations with Ed Boogie from his recent incredible ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP, some tracks released under other names and one or two yet to be released heatrocks also.

Follow @DarkhouseFam @ChesusMetabeats & @AssociatedMinds


Saturday, November 9th, 2013

There’s something incredibly infectious about watching a person who loves their chosen art and craft, practise it in front of you. Well these two are ninjas. Ninjas that love what they do. And the result is that despite having literally just met by a pretty strange twist of fate, Fozzy’s basslines and groove combine with Alem’s incredible patterns and sharpness almost so naturally, that at times it almost looks rehearsed. Watch them at play…


Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Beatbox Fozzy, met up with the 2013 World Vice Champion, France’s own Alem. If you know anything about beatboxing you’ll know these two are no joke. And as Alem was passing through our home territory it was only right Fozzy and the man got to jam together.

And the good news is We’ll have more coming on this…

Fozzy & Alem
Fozzy & Alem



Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Ralph Music Still 2

SUMMER? Or WINTER? You decide.

Tomorrow the TWO brand new videos for Metabeats ‘Music Pt.1′ will be premiering on the world renowned ‘Nah Right’. The track featuring the big man, Ralph Rip Shit returns with some visuals we’re really proud of and you can choose between the ‘Sun’ or ‘Snow’ videos.

They say patience is a virtue. And never has that been truer. We live in a time where everyone expects to have things instantly. Never has the pressure been greater to fire product out endlessly.

Well we’re trying to buck that trend and spend a little time with our music. And this one was a real challenge. We had to bide our time and wait for the perfect moments, battling blizzards on top of mountains, serious minus temperatures and freezing winds. So you can choose between the raw, Super 8 feel of the Winter cut, or the incredible, warm and creative switch up of the Summer version.

Music Pt.1 (LP Mix) on iTunes
Music Pt.1 (OG Mix) on Bandcamp

Ralph Music Still 1

No(w) Futur 5 MIX on

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Now Futur

The new No(w) Futur mix from DJ SimSima & Mass is exclusively up on the OkayPlayer website now. Just like everyone in their series it features a ridiculously good selection of hip-hop and we’re nut bustingly happy that Metabeats & Ed Boogie are featured up on there with two tracks taken from the ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP.

NEW MIX: Bumpcast #10 – DJ Killer Tom & Mayor

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
Bumpcast #10 Mix Cover

We’re back super quick time with another insanely dope hip-hop mix from one of the Bumpcast residents and power lifting monsters, DJ Killer Tom. And along with Mayor’s selections, mined from across the full spectrum of goodness that’s out there it’s guaranteed to satisfy.

We’re going wide roaming… from Jay Z into Qwel into Telemachus & Jehst. And with Joey Bada$$ truly catching the ghost on 95′Til Infinity and the UK’s Strange U taking it to tripped out rawness and even pulls out some vintage P-Casso, Von Pea & Homeboy Sandman. This one is laced with gems for the ultra heads out there.

Let your neighbours know that good hip-hop is meant to be played loud.

Come say sup to us on Twitter – @DJKillerTomato & @AssociatedMinds
Or on Facebook – www.facebook.comm/associatedminds/


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
Or if you prefer it on CD, via

Follow us on Twitter @AssociatedMinds & @DJJaffa


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.”


Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
We're having a party. You're invited.

To help celebrate the release of the Metabeats ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP on June 25th, we figured we’d throw a party. Not a ‘launch party’ as such though. Just a simple party, where friends and fans (and friends of fans) could all come along to live it up and bubble with us. It’s free entry. And on from 3pm ’til late.

So we got a few friends to play and got a sweet looking spot for it out the back of Base, Cardiff for us all to get crunk. It’s open air but still covered so it’s pretty damn perfect. And on top of that, simply because we’re enjoying ourselves, the first 50 TO 70 people to get hold of us will be given/fed/hooked up with, a complimentary, ‘Caviar Cracker’ of the food type. We (b)allin’ this together.

As well as the DJ’s we’ve got our fingers crossed we’ll be joined by the beautiful and talented Vanity Jay for a short P.A. and who knows who else might swing through…

Bring your dancing shoes.

CD Versions of the album will be available on the day for a one off price of the most value for money five pounds you ever did saw.



Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Ruffstylz  004

We’re pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Ruffstylz’s new single, ‘Prison to Paradise’.

As label co-founder and an emcee with a reputation built off his commitment to unadulterated lyricism and constantly evolving flows, the new track amounts to a slight change in tone from his previous work. “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. I’m here to kill that. I’ve always had strong opinions about society but I’ve never rammed it down peoples’ throats in my music ’cause I think I know the right time and place for when and how to bring a message.”



Sunday, May 26th, 2013

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.


Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Have a listen to the latest ‘Bumpcast’ mix from DJ Jaffa & Mayor, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson & Alchemist, Karriem Riggins, Wrecking Crew, Quelle Chris, Elucid, Jid Sames, Insane Macbeth & Ruffstylz and a whole lot more…

Ruffstylz in the Neon Neon play ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

The new album from Neon Neon (Gruff Rhys & Boom Bip, ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’, had it’s accompanying play open this week and nearly sell out instantly.

A collaboration between the National Theatre Wales and the Lex Records’ signed Neon Neon, the play was created, along with playwright Tim Price and director Wils Wilson, to support the concept album of the same name.

The show will be touring the rest of the country at select spots shortly, but the initial run of shows in a ‘secret location’ in Cardiff have nearly all sold out. So if you want to catch the play and Ruff getting his ‘thespian’ on, you’d better jump on it triple quick.



Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Fresh out the gate over at the incredible quality filter that is BeatnikOnline our soulfunkmaster, Metabeats, has dropped an exclusive mix for them jam packed with the finest in vinyl treackle your ears will thank you for hearing. You can check it out over on the Beatnik site HERE NOW.


Saturday, March 30th, 2013

“We’re going with rap spelling on this one.”

A long time in the offing, Ralph Rip Shit links up with 12 Original Players to bring you another slab of cold cut rhyming, served on a bed of crispy drums, finished off with a drizzle of keys. The new track will be landing this week – so keep your eyes and ears peeled. Kapish? … ‘Kapish’.



Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Mudmowth, currently moving between his new home in Indonesia and Malaysia, just did an interview with DJ Red Viking on Arizona College Radio. This is the email we received from Red apologising and explaining a delay. Even though he truly had nothing to apologise for this is pretty much the wildest reason for anything to be delayed we’ve ever had land in the inbox. Enjoy…

An email we just received...

BTS shots from the ‘F*CKSPACE&LAZERS’ cover

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

These were just some of our personal faves with different vibes and charms from a shoot packed with so many winners.

Click the link below to see all the rest. Obviously it’s NSFW but god damn your boss would be proud if he/she caught you peepin’ because it’s so stone cold classy.

The 'on trend' tache

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.


Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Some behind the scenes shots from the the recent video shoot for Metabeats’ new single, ‘Passport’ ft. Vanity Jay. The single itself will be out on full release on the 11th of Feb and will be accompanied by the Huw Caddy directed video that’s as funky as your grandpa’s socks and features a few choice cameos from the likes of Don Leisure (Darkhouse Fam) and P.L.O., Jessie Allen and a few more. Hold tight for the fun.

You can follow them on Twitter: @ChesusMetabeats // @P_Leezy // @DarkhouseFam

Click ‘Read More’ at the bottom to see more shots from the shoot…

Vanity Jay and Metabeats
Let that soul glow


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 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


Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Metabeats B&W Press Shot

Metabeats has just announced the release of the final single before the release of his ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP.

‘Passport’ which will land on the 11th of February features the incredible vocals of the beautiful and talented Vanity Jay and is likely to catch people off guard.

Talking about the track Meta said, “I didn’t wanna make a throwback jam, but wanted to pay homage to the people before me. Musically it is a tip of the hat to the great Stanley Clarke and also real refreshing for us as it’s a step outside the hip hop/ beat realm. Did i mention the video is bananas?  You’re about to get slapped in the face by the superfunk!!’

You can follow Metabeats on Twitter @chesusmetabeats


Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

PHOTOS: Amsterdam

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Following on from the Red Light Radio photos here are some more photos from Metabeats birthday weekend in the ‘Dam with more after the jump.

Ralph & Mud
Moon Unit


Darkhouse Fam @ Red Light Radio, Amsterdam

Saturday, January 5th, 2013
Red Light Radio

We headed over to Amsterdam this weekend for Metabeats’ surprise birthday celebrations. Metabeats, Don Leisure, Lou Hekla, Mudmowth, Ralph Rip Sh!t, Mayor, Stroudy from house/garage production group C.R.S.T, Joe Blow and a whole load more family and friends all piled over to join in the celebrations.

Whilst we were all over here Darkhouse Fam (Don Leisure & Metabeats) were invited to do a set on the world famous Red Light Radio and we have the snaps below with more ‘after the jump’.

Darkhouse Fam @ Red Light Radio, Amsterdam
Darkhouse Fam (Don Leisure & Metabeats)



Tuesday, December 25th, 2012
An Xmas Christmas

*Especially P.L.O.


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…


Friday, December 7th, 2012

We’re excited about this one. It’s the brandnew artwork to P.L.O.‘s new synth driven power ballad, ‘F*ckSpace&Lazers’. It’s a trip. An evolving concerto for all the lovers and the music lovers out there.


The cover features the ever beautiful form of Masubi and was captured by photographer Alex Mills. After working with Alex since the label’s inception, the cover represents the first of a mini-series of collaborative projects between AssociatedMinds and the pairing.

You can see more photography from Mr. Mills at and more of the gorgeous Masubi at


Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
Inside looking out

Artist and long term collaborator and friend of the label, themeekshall, was recently invited to get festive with his pen game and paint up the front window of Milgi, one of Cardiff’s little hidden gems for food, music and culture.

The versatile and in demand illustrator, who’s been the talent behind much of our record cover artwork, was joined on the day by Miss Emma Tickner to assist in bringing Christmas with a Mexican twist.

To see the finished window you should pop along to Milgi over the holiday period to feast and drink in good looking surroundings. But in the meanwhile, you can see more photos from the day below.

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.


Friday, October 12th, 2012

As we prepare to introduce the world to the magical rap majesty of Jid Sames (and producer extraordinaire Sash Bash) we thought we’d give you sight of the early stages of the artwork, by the incredibly talented Joe Collins.

‘Loverman’ is the lead single to be taken from his forthcoming album and may come with a tasteful remix or two. Stay tuned for more on that. He’s a barman but he don’t serve beers. And he serves his bars like no other. Jid Sames is coming. And this is a good thing. Shabba!

“I Got those next level munchies bruv”

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012


Our own Mayor and Eatgood Records artist Sonnyjim have been plotting on this one for while now and finally it’s about to kick off.

Bonding over their mutual appreciation for some of the finer things in life, they’re gonna be going on a smoke fuelled tour of some of the country’s finest restaurants. We’re talking upper echelon eateries combined with bongs. One Michelin star and up business only. With a sideserving of Lemon Haze.

Mayor’s set up a quick tumblr to document each trip and meal. You can check out their adventures over the coming months at the home of THE ‘NEXT LEVEL MUNCHIES’ TOUR.

NEW MUSIC: Ralph & Lemonface ‘Post Crisis’ EP

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

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)

NEWS: P.L.O. putting the finishing touches to his next SINGLE RELEASE ‘F*ckSpace&Lazers’

Sunday, September 9th, 2012
The finishing touches...

P.L.O. has been at work putting the finishing touches to his new track ‘F*ckspace&Lazers’ that will be out shortly. It’s Barry White making love to synths with an unhappy ending. It’s been re-tweaked to perfection and the finished thing is an absolute musical work of art.

Talking of which the cover is a crisp visual too. A collaboration between our own Mayor on art direction, the incredible talents of Alex Mills of Burning Red on the camera with the deathly gorgeous Masubi in perfect freeze frame.

We threw a sneaky candid shot from behind the scenes on the AM Instagram @AssociatedMinds a little while back and we’ll have a few more outtakes from the cover shoot up soon as well. So if you’re not already, you should follow us over there. You won’t want to miss them.

Trust us!

P.L.O. at work


Saturday, September 1st, 2012
Ralph & Lemonface (Front)

After the success of their first two joint singles ‘Basketcase’ & ‘Spanish Ass’, released as part of Ralph’s ‘Dutch Masters’ series, Ralph & Lemonface are finally ready to drop their joint EP ‘Post Crisis: Life After 30′.

As so much modern hip-hop lacks a coherent sound, often feeling more like a compilation project, the EP was made under the strict regime of purely the pair’s creativity and only one single guest. Ralph’s lady contributes backing vocals to the EP’s most introspective and personally honest track, ‘Over’.

With artwork provided by Dutch counterparts ‘Creative Luxury’ and co-released in collaboration with Lemonface’s label home ‘Super Nice Music’ the project will be released on SEPTEMBER 14th. So stay tuned.


Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Metabeats ft. Action Bronson 'Hookers'

The artwork by FWMJ for the brandnew ‘Hookers’ track from Metabeats featuring NY’s finest, Action Bronson. The second single to be taken from his forthcoming ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP lands worldwide this coming Monday, 13-8-2012.


Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

To help whet the appetite for his highly anticipated second LP ‘Caviar Crackle’, one of the UK’s leading producers, Metabeats, and New York’s finest, Action Bronson, combine on some international all star tip to bring you a slice of that raw unadulterated hip-hop on the brand new single ‘Hookers’.

‘Hookers’ will be out on worldwide release via iTunes on the 13th August. Get involved and bang it loud.


Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Darkhouse Family for Crufts 1
Darkhouse Family for Crufts 4
Side On Vers 2

Here are some shots for Metabeats & Don Leisure (Darkhouse Family) as part of a shoot for Crufts Magazine. Crufts got in touch with them as they are fans of their music and wanted to feature Metabeats’ pedigree Chinese guard dog, a Shar Pei that goes by the name of ‘Lilly’.

You can click here to see the photos properly on Flickr
And there are more photos after the jump…


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 Artist Q&A Session…

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Music Q&A Session

Mayor will be at the Pentalk Labs Q&A session on the 21st July, alongside legends like Jurassic 5′s Akil and Mark B of Mark B & Blade fame. The session will be aimed at helping new or young artists learn how to start off in music and some of the issues they might face. If you fit the bill, pass through and collect some tips and truths for your musical future. We’ll see you there.


Monday, June 25th, 2012

We’re proud to present you the kind of material that satisfies us as a record label and as fans. Sounding like he’s busting out his best bars obscured in a cloud of smoke, unique and original emcee Ralph Rip Shit features on P.L.O.’s serious banger and new single Hold That, taking you deeper into P’s sonic landscapes. Is this Ralph’s finest moment? Sounds like he caught the holy ghost and married some certified horror film hip-hop.

You can cop the track from iTunes HERE NOW.

“This is what it feel like.”


Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Back when underground hip-hop in this country used to drop authentic on vinyl pressings we first heard of an emcee spinning wigs out with his 12″ on Main Rock Records alongside Skeptic and producer Mr.Dark.

His track 40 Bricks was a true certified classic of it’s time. Jid painted a picture on this one. We all became a fans of his and his main producer Sash Bash. Well it’s years on and we went back to find him to help complete our label of artists who all one of a kinds. Our attempt at our Avengers super team. For more of the story click below… (more…)


Friday, May 25th, 2012

Our friends at the legendary Fat City Records are having a launch party next Friday to go buckwild and celebrate the launch of their new website. We suggest you party people get stacked and head down…

Fat City Flyer
Fat City - Dan Jose 2
Fat City - Dan Jose 1

A little ‘Something’ from Ralph Rip Sh!t

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The latest ‘Something’ from our own steadily internationally rising Ralph Rip Sh!t comes soundtracked by another Dutch producer. This time he’s joined by the Arnhem based JeeJaa.

We could do more talking about how it’s got that classic feel every one craves from their hip-hop and also on about how Ralph rides it with that effortless style, originality and charisma he always exudes, but why read this 2D type when you can just press play and let your ears do the talking to you…

Listen or download to ‘Something’ here.


Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
Single of the Month

We’re proud to announce the recent Metabeats & Dubbledge track EyeSeeYou was awarded the hip-hop Single of the Month in the latest copy of DJ Magazine.

After widespread praise for the track from legends like Goldie and Blak Twang to chart success on leading websites like Jump Off & SBTV this is another feather in the cap for Metabeats who’s in the studio with P.L.O. putting the finishing touches to his sophomore ‘Caviar Crackle’ LP.

Buy EyeSeeYou on iTunes HERE NOW
And if you’ve not caught the incredible video for EyeSeeYou yet, we’d suggest you do so now…


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.



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

Coming Soon Part 2 : Joe Jackson

Saturday, March 17th, 2012
Joe Jackson Cover

Cover design by Mayor

Coming Soon Part 1: P.L.O. – SEBANGAU

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

The cover to the soon to be out P.L.O. produced hip-hop instrumental ‘Sebangau’ named after the village that inspired it.

Mudmowth has been living in Indonesia and Borneo for the last year or so and is working on a forthcoming EP to stamp mark it. He sent back a sample pack of Indonesian folk music for a few select producers to get busy with.

P.L.O. is just putting the finishing touches to his offering for the EP.

The enchanting Sebangau has a raw energy and soul in both the place and the finished beat and we’re looking forward to putting the instrumental out there as well as looking forward to hearing what Mud does on it.

Original cover photography by Mudmowth
Colour treatment and design by Mayor


Friday, February 24th, 2012

Metabeats and Dubbledge were recently in London for the video shoot for the film sections of the forthcoming video for ‘EyeSeeYou’. The video, directed by Mike Tyler of Burning Reel, will drop along with the single, worldwide, on the 5th of March. We think you’re gonna like it. But while you’re waiting, peep some photos from the set
of the shoot.

Have you seen this man?



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


Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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…


‘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

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


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.


Sunday, March 13th, 2011
Purple Haze The One Man Emcee Cypher Hood coming up! You don't want it...

Stills from the forthcoming video and track The Heat taken from the joint Highball EP from ourselves and Eatgood Records. Coming real soon.


Friday, February 18th, 2011
Sledgehammer Kisses Sledgehammer Kisses

Pre-order available now over at THE STORE


Monday, February 14th, 2011
Sonnyjim Sonny Checking the results...

For more photos from the shoot head over to the AM photo blog.


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


Saturday, January 15th, 2011


We just got the completed artwork for the new Metabeats & Mudmowth single, ‘Let It Breathe’ that will be available on iTunes worldwide from 24th January. The second single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Sledgehammer Kisses’ LP (rel date: 7th March 2011) ‘Let It Breathe’ is following on from ‘MAAAD TIGHT’ (Check the video here)


Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Higher Learning

We’re proud to announce we’ve been involved in the return for it’s 9th birthday of the premier hip-hop night in Wales – ‘Higher Learning’. Founded by ‘Brotherz Grimm’ (Dregz, Kaptin and our own Ruffstylz) the night has brought a whole host of legends to Cardiff such as Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaata, TTC, Rahzel, Arrested Development, Prince Paul, Foreign Beggars, Taskforce and the list goes on…

The 19th will host Sonnyjim and his Eatgood Records family as the headline act as well as support from Joe Blow & Skamma, Connections and Ronin, Inferno & Bubbles as well as the standard open mic and cypher sessions. It’s gonna be a live one so come through and bring your peoples.


Friday, June 11th, 2010

Getting it’s full digital release worldwide across iTunes, Amazon and all the usual suspects as of 21st of this month, this is the cover for the forthcoming single from WILLO WISPA ‘THE LOLLIPOP LADY’S FAVOURITE’ produced by METABEATS and featuring the talents of RUBY SAMBA on the chorus. Taken from his soon coming album ‘WOT’S WILLO ON!?!’

The illustration artwork was provided Matt Joyce over @
Original cover photography by our friends over at @

The Lollipop Lady's Favourite Cover


Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Metabeats is in the beat battle and there’ll be an artist showcase from some of our artist. Gonna be a sick night so if you’re around Brum on the night come out and drink with us. Hit up the site for more of your beatmaking fixes…


Sunday, March 21st, 2010

ALBUM: MAAAD TIGHT ft. SonnyJim and Skamma


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


Monday, December 14th, 2009


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.



Saturday, September 5th, 2009

As well as Oxjam dates in October for Mudmowth & Metabeats there will be dates at the Meze Festival for Mud & Meta as well as Beatbox Fozzy & Ruffstylz. The festival should be a first for Newport so keep your eyes open for more news as it approaches.

KYZA & DUBBLEDGE FLYER KYZA & DUBBLEDGE FLYER 2 Bethan Elfyn & Friends Presents Flyer Back


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


Monday, November 17th, 2008

We were recently invited by Huw Stephen’s of Radio 1 to get involved with his SWN Festival and co-host a night with Cardiff’s own D&B big bwoys Aperture. With a tasty lineup it was hard to say no.

Metabeats (Exclusive DJ Set)
Y Diwygiad
Beatbox Fozzy & Ruffstylz
Dan Marshall
Ransom & Magenta
High Contrast

We know we sound like a broken record on this one but once again Ruff and Fozzy proved they really have a world class stage show and tore the stage down hard. On the night Chipmunk got replaced by Baby J and friends and they proved to be good for it. Shouts to anyone who reached down for the night or any of the Swn events. Here’s to 2009.


Sunday, November 16th, 2008


We’ve just completed the shoot for the P.L.O. produced ‘Skullcrackology’ taken from Mud’s ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12 inch. Was an incredible shoot over two days and the team over
@ Subjective Realities really came with the ideas and know how. Big shouts as well to everyone who came down and helped on the shoot – we couldn’t have done it without you. Special love goes out to Amy ‘I Luv Design’ Young for killer body paint work and Emma ‘Chinky Eye’ Fry for the yammin it down catering!
We just can’t wait to get it back from the edit and post production now so watch this space.


Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
Ruff, Rhys Ifans & Fozzy backstage

We had a call from Kris Jenkins a week or so back asking if Fozzy and Ruff would come through and support his new band ‘The Peth’. Featuring Kris, a Super Furry Animal and hollywood big boy, Rhys Ifans, and a whole bunch of others it was kinda hard to say no. They are on some Welsh super group business. The gig was pretty bonkers and we smashed it. So here’s to more partying with ‘em in the future.


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.



Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

^^^The AM live assault team at the Beeb. (L-R: standing – Mudmowth, Paul B; sitting – Ralph Rip Shit, Beatbox Fozzy).

^^^Fozzy in the studio.

^^^Fozzy again pre-show, with Beth doing her thing in the other studio.

^^^Ralph pre-show, just before demanding a giant bowl of M&M’s with all the brown one’s removed..!

^^^Ralph & Mud lettin’ rip on the live Radio 1 sesh…

^^^Ralph Performing ‘Pump This’ supporting Kool Keith.

^^^Kool Keith – shortly after picking up a xmas bargain in Argos.


Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Dizzee and Fozzy

After smashing the hell out of the Vauxhall tribes competition and claiming rites as the UK champion for 2007 our boy Fozzy headed out to perform with Dizzee Rascal as part of his UK tour at his show in Liverpool.

After smashing that he was invited to join him again at his homecoming final show back at the London Astoria. That turned out to be a hell of show with the finale being that after Fozzy helped end Dizzee’s show with a 10 min routine that built up into Fix Up Look Sharp – they presented Dizzee with his gold plaque for Maths & English. It was a sick night. Much love to everyone involved.


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.


Sunday, September 16th, 2007
Huw Stephens


Yup yup. A.M. is still on the rise like crude oil.

And after much love circulating for Metabeats‘s debut ‘Metaphysical’ LP we’ve followed up by being selected as independent label of the week on Huw Stephens show on Radio 1.

Huw bumped two tracks off some of our new stuff including the incredible Willo Wispa’s ‘Same Old. Same Ol’.


Sunday, July 15th, 2007
2 parts of one amazing live show

We hit the Beyond the Border festival last week for some international style vocal stylings. Ending up with Ruff and Fozzy taking to the stage with Taqralik Patridge, one of the few Inuit throat singers who gets out to an international stage. A spoken word artists as well, she’d just arrived direct from Canada and was off to Norway for more goodness the next night.

Then Saturday night rolled in and we hit Cambridge for a D&B rave alongside Mampi Swift, Mickey Finn, Skibadee & Zinc, The night was heavy and Fozz and Ruff brought more fire to the stage before the Scratch Perverts brought it down with a heavy headline set.


Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

After the major success of the January Tour you know we had to go back to the see the good people of the Emerald Isle and the luckily our favourite promoters wanted it to happen too. So we went back with Ruff and Fozzy as the headliners to try kill it again. Ralph & Mud did a little ten minute P.A. to set the shows off in the proper style and fashion and then Ruff and Fozzy straight muredered in a way like no others can match.

Their show is ridiculous and we say that with no bias. It’s next level original. And if you ain’t caught it you need to. Just can’t wait to go back now and hit up Dublin and see more of the beautiful country. Shouts to all the people who reached out and showed us love. And to all the Cork schoolgirls!?!

Ruff and Fozzy did an instore in Plug’d Records in Cork City. The theme was red.

^^^John Gough aka Gougho the Cranker aka Dope-As-Shit-Brekkie-Chef on the wheels of steel.

^^^ Ladies and gentlemen… introducing… New Ralph Ralph Shit.

^^^Mudmowth bowling around on stage.

^^^ Ralph rocking it.

^^^Mud taking well deserved ‘boy in the stush corner’ chill time after the gig.

Promoter Doobs showing us the colour of his Irish money. That was soon to become ours. But due to Ralph doing some seriously dodgy parking of the A.M. tour van in the centre of Cork it had been towed earlier the same day and so that money was soon to become Cork City Councils to bunk it back out the pound! Heck money comes and money goes. You got to keep your grizzly going.

^^^Crockett & Tubbs


Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Check out our latest advert for Big Smoke Magazine out this June.
The graphics were done by our good man RMER. Go peep his sick steez over at


Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

After heading up to for a gig @ the Galeri,? Caernarfon and? Fozzy taking out the speakers with his bass, we went and headed back to Mr. Phormula’s yard. This shot is from the next morning outside Phorm’s studio. This shit is literally in the middle of the sticks. Our North Walean brethren showed us a sick night on the vodka, ghost stories and a dope late night jam. Can’t wait to go back. Much love to Dull, and Nine Tonne as well. We need to link soon for sure.


Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

Ruff, David J, Mic Assassin & Fozzy tearing it on the west bank of the Thames. Was a sick sick day and a wicked shoot. The full music video featuring a bunch of cameos from some of Ruff’s extended friends and fam is coming soon…

In the meantime – check the full cypher footage here…


Friday, May 4th, 2007
Fozzy live to 25k @ Donnington


Wednesday, April 18th, 2007


^^^DJ Paul B’s mixtape’s out now ft. exclusive AM tracks, along with a selection of only the finest hip-hop. Follow the link above to get it on the AM website.

^^^Back in the day pic with Ralph, Humurak & Mudmowth

^^^Beatbox Fozzy and fellow mouth music maestro (!) Wandan.

^^^Rockwell doin’ what Rockwell does best – drinkin’ cheap cans of Spar lager out of posh beer glasses.

^^^LL Cool Willo.

^^^Mudmowth & Fozzy chill the fuck out after rockin’ another heavy show.

^^^Dunno what’s playin’ in those headphones, but Blaktrix is fuckin’ lovin’ it..!

^^^Slug from Atmosphere rockin’ his favourite tee.

^^^Foreign Beggars, Dubbledge and Ruffstylz in the cypher.

^^^Benn Grymm and Barnie Rumble in the lab.

^^^The mighty Metabeats cookin’ up some marvelous shit in the lab.

^^^Ruffstylz and Willo Wispa hard at work in the old AMfamalab.

^^^Oh yeah, and did I mention Associated Minds hits Brighton on May 10th, with Stig & Syntax and Fozzy & Ruffstylz…plus some extra special guests.


Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Look we’re busy busy right now concentrating on the music and that’s why it’s taken us about 5 months to get these few pics from the January gigs to get up on here. We’ll say it loud, we’re slack and we’re proud.

Up close and personal with one of Britains best spitters.

The Legendary 2 Johns of Kerrynini fame. Rocking the roof off in Tralee.

Paul B racking up two fine cuppas in the best hotel we’ve been graced with to date while on tour. The George Boutique Hotel, Limerick get’s love.

Bizzle dropping the heavy… SHIT!

Happy New Year from the AM Famalam! Here’s some of the promo pics taken for Ralph’s 12″, and also the cover.

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

The cover of the first AM 12″ released on wax, ‘The Best Name’ by Ralph Rip Shit. Made up of friends, famalam, associates, randoms etc..?!?

The original studio shot that was used for the ‘Best Name’ cut-out Ralph as seen on the 12″ cover and press shots.

Stay tuned for more updates coming soon…


Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Ruff & Fozzy running...

The run of shows continues and damn we’re murderring it tooooo hard. Ruffstylz & Beatbox Fozzy now have a show that needs to be seen to be believed. It’s next level. I’m not just saying it – it’s truly like nothing else out there…?

Like wise Fozzy, Paul B, Ralph and Mudmowth are bringing more rowdy party style to stages relentlessly. Last night it was the turn of Sonic Relief in Cardiff to witness them bring it. Serious shouts to the crowd and the promoters for helping make it a good one.

Next gig is Cargo in London on the 20th of this month so make sure you make it out if you’re round those ways – ridculous live hip-hop don’t come around that often.


Monday, April 3rd, 2006

Willo 2

Yep, yep one of the most ridculous emcees you’ll ever hear Willo Wispa? from The Colony (Sir Smurf Lil’, Conspicuous The Coroner & Grimlok) ? has been in the studio this weekend getting his grind on. And we’re happy as pigs in high quality sh!t to announce his ‘Wot’s Willo On!?!’ album? is gonna be going out on A.M. and believe us when we say this dude is the mutts nuts.

Shouts to? Conspicuous? for helping it all happen. Willo’s also laced a track for Mudmowth’s forthcoming ‘Circus In The Cemetery’ 12″? so go check for that when it lands.

Oh and hit up to hear some freebies and exclusives. And all you myspace gangstas go make Willo a top 8 mate innit!!!