NEW MIX: Bumpcast #13 – DJ Jaffa & Mayor

Sunday, May 25th, 2014
Bumpcast13

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 MIX: BUMPCAST #11 – DJ JAFFA & MAYOR

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

DJ Jaffa & Mayor are back with maybe the finest slab of pure un-cut hip-hop we’ve brought you to date.

Right now in hip-hop there is some magic in the air. Or maybe it’s the chem trails!?! If it’s not that they musta put something in the water supply, coz you can taste it. People are wiggin’ out the right way. That passion for rhyming like a style don is back in people’s plans. Nestled on top of some of these new schools of production. It’s a perfect marriage. Hip-hop is in rude rude health. Filthy in fact. So we sprinkled those main servings with a few classics and surf’s up! Come ride that wave of goodness with us. Grab some headphones and a surfboard and you’re good to go.

And if you like what you hear on here, help spread the word. Go preach the gospel. Shout it from the rooftops. Bump it to your peoples. Indoctrinate the uninformed. Force feed your circle. There is some incredible hip-hop out right now. Everyone needs it in their life.

NEW VIDEO: HOLD THAT – P.L.O. & RALPH RIP SH!T

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.”

HEKLA KOSH x DARKHOUSE FAM

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

THE NEW YORK RENAISSANCE

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

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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

SECRET ART ATTACKS

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

If you’ve never seen street art battles you need to reach this. 6 skilled folk. One white wall. A bunch of black markers. Some music. Some drink. Our own Mayor hosting. Guaranteed result is a heavy night out.

RALPH & FOZZY ON ITV (Wales)

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

This coming Thursday 2nd of November, you’ll find the 7ft Sasquatch that is Ralph Rip Shit and his incredible beatbox buddy Fozzy showing off their chosen arts on ITV’s Freeride (an extreme sports program) at 12pm Midnight. To help promote Ralph’s 12″ the two were invited (along with Mayor) to do a little talk talky and let people now what’s going on. It was shot on top of the John Malkovich owned Big Sleep Hotel, Cardiff as well, so you should get a good overview on the city dependant on the editing!!! Tune in and enjoy…