Tuesday, 17 February 2009

MI Radio 16-02-09, Maseo Live & Jibbering to shut :(

Big shout to everyone who made it to
Louis Den last Thursday and made it the best one yet, Shears won the open beat battle and was pimpin with his bucks fizz. Percy, Raul, Winchester and Jon Phonics all killed it with different styles and Pentalk, Jyager and Kyza for the PA's. Ceasa also did a dope Dilla breaks mix (similar to the one he did on the radio a while back...worth hunting for the download link).

Some bad news, Jibbering will be shutting it's doors for good this Saturday 21st @ 5.30pm, it's survived 9 years (with me here for over 5 years in different capacities) It'll be a sad day but we'll be carrying on with events, CD & duplication, PA hire, Art and the Shambala Festival. If you want to be kept upto date sign up to the mailing list here and pop in for a last coffee, chat and 50% off all music!

The good news is DJ Maseo will be playing for Funkbox @ The Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath

Click the blue box to buy tickets or pop into Jibbering before it shuts, not many left now and a snip at £11 (+bf) to see a truly great dj in intimate surroundings. Support from Funkbox and Guy C (Gorrilaz Soundstystem/Bee's Tour DJ)

Buy Tickets for FUNKBOX feat MASEO (DE LA SOUL from TheTicketSellers.co.uk

on with the show, thanks to Roy for a great guest mix...

Main Ingredient Radio Show
98.7FM (West Midlands)
Guest Roy Roast Beef


Q-Tip Renaissance Rap Remix feat Busta, Raekwon & Lil Wayne (Universal)
Harmonic 313 - Battlestar feat Phat Kat & Elzhi (Promo)
Blaq Poet - Don't Give A Fuck (Year Round)
Jyager - Crystal Mirrors (YNR)
Raekwon - Wu Ooh feat Ghostface & Methodman (White)
De La Soul - Stakes Is High Remix (House Shoes)
Focus - Homage To Dilla feat Slum Village, Frank & Illa J (Promo)

Roy Roast Beef Guest Mix

Mayer Hawthorne & The Country – Just Ain't Gonna Work Out (Stones Throw)
Olympic Runners – Put The Music Where Your Mouth Is (London)
Joe 'Groundhog' Richardson – Take It Off (Major Minor)
Smiling Hard – Fire To The Galleon (Survival)
Crazy Elephant – Pam (Major Minor)
Ram Jam – Black Betty (Epic)
Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra – It's A New Day (Record Kicks)
The Bamboos – Amen Brother (Tru Thoughts)
The Fantastics – Soul Child (ft. Noel McKoy) (Freetstyle)
De La Soul – You Got It (ft. Butta Verses) (Red Lion)
Karl Hector & The Malcouns – J.B. Rip (Now-Again)
Clarence Reid - I'm Gonna Tear You A New Heart (Alston)
J. Dilla – Love (ft. Pharoahe Monch) (BBE)

Sport G & Mastermind - Don't Do It To Yourself (Vinyl Addicts)
Rakim - Heat It Up Remix (MCA)
Big L - Devils Son (Columbia)
Finale - One Man Show (Promo)
Assa - First Infantry feat Deadline and Jimmy Raygun (Tactical Thinking)
Truth - Rap By Numbers (Promo)
M.O.P. - Blow The Horns (Promo)
P Brothers - In A Zone (Heavy Bronx)
Resident Alien - Shakey Grounds (Columbia)
Main Source - The Atom (Attic)
Roc Marciano - Hide My Tears (Promo)
Asaviour & DJ IQ - Complicity feat Kashmere (Saving Grace)

Friday, 13 February 2009

Told you Pro was sick!

Beat Cypher was sick, best one yet imo with pictures and a little write up to follow once I've had some sleep and can actually verbalise / write anything coherent about it! Beat Cypher DVD's & T-shirts on Sale now here!

After posting his Dilla Tribute (see below if you've not already seen it slackers!) and chatting with him about it yesterday he's been getting lots of blog love (pause....had to chuck that in there for Ko!) from Consequence, Kevin Nottingham and Nerds With Swag. He got an email from Stonesthrow saying they liked it which is dope in itself but upon checking the Stonesthow front page this morning, they've put it up! Make sure you check out more of Andy's video's HERE

Have a great weekend people


Thursday, 12 February 2009

Forgot the Dope trailer....

Prolifik with some more sick editing, peep it and hope to see you at the Den later...

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Louis Den Beat Cypher 12-02-09 @ Rooty Fruity

Info courtesy of Kosyne, sorry for not rewording it, anyway going to be sick on a stick, be there or your a wasteman / women! Last 2 have been off the meat rack so make sure you support.

This time round we've got JON PHONICS, PERCY FILTH, WINCHESTER and RAUL SUPREME providing the blaps all playing beats straight out the equipment for the beat cypher and for the PA's.

The mighty KYZA (ex Terra Firma) due to release a new mixtape hopefully airing some new tracks out for Birmingham (and I think his first PA here too!).

The newest YNR signee JYAGER who hit the first beat cypher back in Oct 08 to back SIR SMURF LIL' this time he's out reppin himself for a solo set.

Brum mic heavyweights PENTALK, consisting of CASEY, PERGE and the legendary SOWETO KINCH, expect a few mics to take a beating in the process!...

all this plus the usual OPEN BEATS round where we'll play your blaps to the crowd for feedback!! bring bangers..sleepy beats wont get reloads!!...

and somethin a little special.

not just Jehst! but the crowd too haha, yeahhh this time we're gonna try our hand at a beat battle so if you think you've got beats to be one of the illest in the crowd! then register now at http://www.louisden.com/beatcypher ,we'll be keeping track of all the entrants from now until the beat cypher itself..the 10 best beatmakers will go into a random draw to determine the participants for the actual beat battle which'll have EAT GOOD / LOUIS DEN prizes....big.

Please do come out and support...£3.50 is good value I sweaaar!! im tryin to put Louisden and brum on the map here so do come out...and as you can see this is doesnt come out of nowhere so we need the support so we can keep putting these on!.

see you there!

Louis Den Beat Cypher 03
£3.50 before 9PM, £5.00 after
18+ only (ID maybe required!)"

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

MI Radio 09-02-09 with Specky & Capitol 1212 Guest Mix

Last nights show with Specky live in the studio and a nice little guest mix from Capitol 1212, I've upped the full show (inc Capitol 1212 guest mix) and their mix separately so get your download on

Main Ingredient Radio Show 09-02-09 w/ Specky & Capitol 1212 Guest mix

Large Professor feat Killa Sha & Guardian Leap - Maica Living (Gold Dust)
Ed209 & Imam Thug - Karma 360 (VRD)
NYG'z - NHB (Year Round)
Jyager feat Kashmere & Foreign Beggars - Frozen In The Night (YNR)
Jay-z - Roc Boys (Def Jam)
Jay-z - Roc Boys K-Def Remix (White)

Specky Guest Mix (Sorry no tracklist)

Biz Markie - Got To Be Real (White)

Capitol 1212 Guest Mix (Sorry no tracklist)

Recordkingz feat Mobb Deep - Heat ()
Freestyle Professors - Dont Make Me Angry (Freestyle Records)
Beyond There - Glue (72 Records)
Termanology feat Sheek, Joell, Bun B,Saigon & Freeway - Say It (ST)
9th Wonder - Sunday (6 Hole records)

Heres a separate link to DOWNLOAD THE CAPITOL 1212 MIX and you can find out more about them here, now go hunt this down...

More updates and gig news to come, happy listening and have a great week

LOUIS DEN Thursday!!!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Snow, Acorns, Dilla and Yabba Funk

Well as you know us Brits seem to have a problem with snow, it's not that we don't like it ti just seems to bring the country to a standstill! Due to the weather I decided not to try and drive to the other side of Birmingham to do the radio show so the 2nd Part of my Best of 08 Show and Capitol 1212 Guestmix will go up next week.

I got some treats for you anyway...

Hopefully blog readers will be familiar with Blake 9, founder of Irish Carbomb Music and now Candlewax Records. As a special treat I'm giving you the lead single from Blake and Mad Squirrel's new album Forming Roots following up their dope debut release, feel free to leave a comment or too, and hit Blake up direct if your feeling it.

and for that wax or CD fix you can visit the Candlewax Website in the store.

Today is Jibbering Live at the Hare and Hounds with Yaaba Funk Live with support from Magoo (Overproof) and the Jibbering DJ's (plus it's Jons birthday so could get messy!)

From The Underground is a new blog you need to get bookmarked and check regularly too.

Prolifik aka AB0181 aka Andy Brown (to his mum) made this dope Dilla tribute, I'll play some tracks on Mondays show too

Dilla a.k.a Jay Dee - My Tribute 2009 from Andy Brown on Vimeo.

Have a great weekend