Thursday, 28 May 2009

2009 Til...

New Nutrageous for you good blog readers, produced by Truth Beatz out of Germany, great to see a US emcee embracing European producers like this (see earlier post for his EP with Jay Large, it's dope too), click here or the picture to download

Back In The Kitchen

As promised, Part 2 (if you didn't see it Part 1's below)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

The Chef Cookin up Some Marvelous Sh!t for ya...

Gutted I couldn't make it to the London gig on Saturday, part 2 to this up tomorrow

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Tap House Tonight, Hare and Hounds Tomorrow

Another busy bank holiday, tonight I'll be at the Tap House with Billy Chill Fingers tonight for Our Corner, knowing I like a challenge he says the bar has been raised so lets hope I can meet it, 9pm - 2am steez in Kidderminster.

Tomorrow (that's Sunday) sees me playing for Funkbox @ The Hare and Hounds (see post below) and Percy Filth's Elbow Grease Launch Party, also at the Hare and Hounds!
Cream of UK Hip-hop with EP performances and freestyles / exclusives from Stig, Dr Syntax, English, Kosyne, Redbeard, Sonny and Taharka, a live DJ battle between Weetamix and Loop Skywalker and EdoubleD and myself on the turntables, £3 before 10.30pm and £5 after. Might try and get a few tracks from his first ep (Don't Take It Percynal) performed too

B14 7JZ

Have a good un


Thursday, 21 May 2009

WTF? Biz is that Dude!

I don't know what to type!

and a classic, hopefully you've all seen Stretch's blog on the sample source CRAZY!

Here it is

Glad I've seen him rock live too, very entertaining

The Hypnotic

I first heard The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble when we got the Tony Allen Remixes 12" in for Sankofa, all I can say is I was blown away, it sounded so dope I made it my mission to play it to anyone that would listen and needless to say it sold out quickly, was restocked and sold out quickly again and again and again. Heres the track for you to check

Something tells me laptop speakers won't do it justice so hunt down the 12", 2LP, CD or official download. They'll be at the Hare and Hounds playing live this Sunday along with Ben Westbeech (DJ and vocal set, he's sick too don't front), Adam Regan, Sam Redmore and FunkboxStolen Info...

Bank Holiday Sunday 24th May

Leftfoot & Funkbox Present

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (Live)
Ben Westbeech (DJ & Vocal Set)

Funkbox Allstars
Sam Redmore
Adam Regan

Hare & Hounds
106 High St
Kings Heath
B14 7JZ

£10 Advance / MOTD
Advance tickets available from /
0844 870 0000

Info: 0121 444 2081 /

Another Bank Holiday Sunday rolls around and we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you a fantastic line-up of live music and DJs. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are a band of horn-playing brothers from Chicago. In 1999 the brothers combined their efforts and began performing a new style of brass music they called "Hypnotic". In the past few years, they have travelled all over the world playing for audiences of all genres; opening up for the B52's, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and most recently playing with Maceo Parker at Apollo Theater in Harlem.
And following the live show we’ve got the super-talented Ben Westbeech and one of his infamous DJ & vocal sets. He rocked the Bull’s Head to it’s foundations last year and we’re delighted to have him back for what promises to be another killer bank holiday at the H&H!

Stealing ends!

Oh finally the reason titled the post The Hypnotic...unrelated but soo good

Evidence & Fashawn Freestyle On 101Barz

This is dope, cheers to S-Type for bringing it to my attention, Ev seems to get fronted on, not sure why (Dilated signed to a major? I've no idea, anyway he's still damn good and a sick producer... you can check his production credits here.)

Bonus, one of my favourite Ev beats used by Defari

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Madlib & J.Rocc @ Fabric Last Night

Shouts to Pepamill for upping the footage, still gutted I couldn't make this or the Mulatu / Heliocentrics gig tonight

New Damu Same Beat EP

If you're still sleeping on the excellent Y Society album "Travel at Your Own Pace" on Tres then go pick it up, one of the best albums of the last few years. Heres 2 video's to promote the new Same Beat EP you can downlaod for free here.

Damu on the MPC 2000 - Same Beat - Live Freestyles in NYC (1/2)

Damu on the MPC - Same Beat - Y Society Live at WKCR NYC (2/2)

HHC Digital Issue 2

New issue of Hip-Hop Connection so cop cop that ish here, they've been good enough to include my Top 5 (page 46 if you care) and add words like "very tasty" and "truly top notch" that I'd never use to describe music, perhaps I'll write a few more words of my own next time, just go buy the records I mentioned they're all worthy of your hard earned cash and sound better on a turntable than out of your laptop speakers. Also included are interviews with Raekwon, Ghostface, Steele, Paul White, Superstar Quamallah, Dr Butcher and more. Theres links to 35 free mp3's too and a mix by Last Skeptik so really as it's free you've no excuses.

Happy reading

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Stylah The Warning Free Download

After playing the exclusive Sivey produced Please Listen on the last show, Stylah's new mixtape "The Warning" is up to download from his site here
Plenty more to write about this week with a record review, two essential gigs and more make sure to check back daily

Thursday, 14 May 2009

GLK @ Hare and Hounds TONIGHT

First off, Breakin Convention was amazing, big shouts to everyone who came out and made it such an incredible 2 days, proper post about it to follow but for now make sure your free tonight because... Gas Lamp Killer is at the Hare and Hounds tonight (I didn't mistype GFK although seeing Tony Starks would be amazing too!) and it's been along time since I've actually been excited about seeing someone DJ. Oh and it's not too late for a school night so no excuses!

Here's the blurb stolen from facebook...
That is right people...THE GASLAMP KILLER ( Los Angeles / Obey records / Brainfeeder / Money Studies / Alpha Pup ) is coming to Birmingham.

Do not miss your chance to see and hear what so many people have been talking about...

A caustic cloud creeps up from the cracks. The darkness chops tree trunks
to stumps and smothers soft sounds in the murderous mist. The bloodthirsty
form rises, wrapping its tendrils around the throats of pop-minded punks.
By dusting the dumb this murderer ushers in soaring sounds. The Gaslamp
Killer slashes to save.

First spotted stalking the streets of San Diego this serial sound slayer has
spread wide. Dues paid with sweat have paid off. From homemade crushed
beat mixtapes to glossy magazine pages the Gaslamp Killer has never altered
course. He brings the dirtiest and deepest dynamite into being with
dedication and discipline.

The Gaslamp Killer is a raw revolutionary who sets every moment on shatter.
A GLK dj set is an experience in the ultra-unexpected. Wrecking the decks
like Animal minus the soft Muppet facade, Gaslamp is a tornado of exploding
hair and energy. His shaking head is the cap on a volcano bursting with
passion for blasting. In these high heat moments he meshes international
mystery music with the grimiest beats in existence. Gaslamp's psychedelic
stew shines supreme in dim chambers with big bass.

The Gaslamp Killer master mixes have evolved into original music
collaborations with his posse MHE and frequent vocal collaborator Sumach.
Gaslamp's progressive heat seeking sounds are being sought by beat freaks
from every corner. His explosive energy keeps electrified ears eager for
more and more x more and more. The Gaslamp Killer's ruthless focus is on
high. This murderer continues breeding brightness by evaporating boring

In support:
Guy Carlos ( Gorillaz Soundsystem / It takes two ) BLXML ( Faux Real / Lovemist )

Thursday 14th May

The Hare and Hounds
kings Heath

9pm -1am

Monday, 11 May 2009

MI Radio12-05-09 FREE DOWNLOAD

Last nights show for your enjoyment, Peaks was in the studio for the 2nd half of the show. Breakin Convention 09 starts this afternoon @ Birmingham Hippodrome, 5.30pm, see below for cheap tickets and more details, after party on Wednesday night too 9.30pm - 2am @ Poppy Red with and then Gas Lamp Killer on Thursday @ The Hare and Hounds...put it in your diary, proper post about it on Thursday.

Have a great week


Main Ingredient Radio Show
New Style Radio 98.7FM (West Midlands)
Mon Nights 12 - 2am
12-05-09 w/ DJ Peaks


Juice Aleem - Straight Outta BC (Big Dada)

Jehst - Feeding Time At The Zoo (YNR)

Breeze Brewin - Bumpy Johnson (Matic)
Nutrageous & Jay Large - Cruisin In NYC (Poor Pocket Muzik)

Dela feat Blu - Mars (Subcontact)

Percy Filth - Thats Why (Aerosolik)

Slum Village feat Marsha - Cloud 9 (Barak)

Marco Polo & Torae - Party Starters ()

J.Dilla feat Black Thought - Reality Check (Nature Sounds)

Nine:Fifteen feat Newman - What I Said (Candlewax Exclusive)

Ghost feat Finale - S'All Good (Breakin Bread)

Buckshot & Kardinal Offishall - I Got Cha Opin 09 (Smirnoff)

Oddisee feat J-Live & Stik Figa - Whats Crazy

Drake feat Tanya Morgan - Right To Left

Stylah - Please Listen (Exclusive)

Big Pooh - Just Friends

Oddisee feat Big Pooh & Black Milk - Drugs Outside Remix

Yu - Beats and Rhymes from March 25

Pacific Division feat Tiron - Paper
Diamond District - I Mean Business
Recluse Crew & Synaptic Presure - Stress Free (Kool Kat)
Freestyle Professors feat Stanley Grimes - We Won't Stop (Freestyle Records)
Godfather Don - Fromdamental (Diggers With Gratitude)
Tragic Allies feat Canibus - Bootlewggin (Exclusive)
Kev Brown - Hennesey Pt.3
13th Son - Ladies
Nine - Whutcha Want (Profile)
Pacific Division - Gorgeous
Delegates Of Culture - Boxing Day (School Bully Records)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Breakin Convention '09 + Discount Tickets!

After the success of Breakin' Convention '08 and sell out shows in London already this year, Tuesday and Wednesday see's legend Ken Swift and South Korea's Myo Sung, reduced tickets available if you quote "FREESTYLE" (details above right click the pic and view in new window/tab to make it legible) but if you wanna ring up and actually freestyle you might get an even cheaper ticket!...I'll be playing at both events and the after party at Poppy Red on the Wednesday night too, Eat Good are having a label showcase, Sister 45 and Ill Boogs will all be playing too. New radio show tomorrow night and news of a gig not to be missed on Thursday if your in Brum

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Lord Finnesse Live in Japan 6th March and Interview from last year

Many thanks to Maze for uploading this snippet from Lord Finesse's live show in Japan 6-7th March '09. Made me realise it's over a year since I had the pleasure of interviewing the Funky Man, you can download it after the video...

Main Ingredient Playlist 21-07-08

Tame One feat Sean Price > Haha Da Rah Rah (Amalgam)
K-Delight feat Chrome > The Wildstyle Dream (Playing Around)
Common feat Pharell > Universal Mind Control (G.O.O.D.)
Jazz T feat Kashmere > Abraxus 365 (Boot)
Bumpy Knuckles > How To Rob 2008 (Promo)
Lil Dap > Watch Me Do (Promo)
Dilla Doom Ghost > Murder Goons (Stonesthrow)
New Jack Hu$tle > All City Anthem (All City)
O.C. & A.G. > Put It In The Box (Promo)
East Flatbush Project > A Day In The Life (10/30 Uproar)

Butta Verses > If I Die (Domination Recs)
Shabaam Shadeeq feat Supastition > Survival Sounds (Marvial Ent)
Sir Smurf Lil' > That Sound (YNR)
Invincible > Sledgehammer (Emergence)
Sound Sci > Knock Knock (Exclusive)
Q-Tip > Gettin Up (Universal)
Cenubites feat Bobbito > Hawaii (One Leg Up)
Lord Finesse > Bad Mutha (Wild Pitch)

Exclusive Lord Finesse Interview

Ill Biskits > Let Em Know (Khari)
Lord Finesse feat Grand Puba > Real Talk Remix (Handcuts)
Symbolic 1 feat Big Pooh & Kay > Mash (Giant Step)
Evil Ed feat Microdisiacs > Great Expectations (Janomi)
Elliot Fresh track I can't remember the name of sorry!
Mweslee - Chandal 500 (All City)

C-Lone > Be Careful (Be Careful)

New radio show Monday and then the Breakin Convention and the after party Tuesday / Wednesday, full post about it tomorrow


Friday, 8 May 2009

Blackout 2

Shaping up to be a mighty fine album, here Red talks about Meth and UGK

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Illa J - Sounds Like Love (feat. Debi Nova)

Taken from the Yancey Boys album, suits the current weather perfectly, enjoy.

Oh and kids, smoking is not big or clever

The Unseen Tonight

Tonight @ The Bulls Head, Moseley with Live performances from London's M9 (Triple Darkness...I interviewed him a while back on the radio), Sykes with Mendi on live tabla and Meeks of S-Squad, Kash Rex hosting and Peaks and Soups playing the music, £3 in go support your local hip-hop nights!

8:00pm - 11:45pm
Upstairs @ The Bulls Head,
St. Mary's Row, Moseley

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Top Billin Live

I can never get enough of this tune, classic is an understatement!

I'm sure the crowd would have rapped the whole thing if Milk would have let them! As a bonus "I Get The Papers" which I somehow missed from the 2nd Audio 2 album.

Check this dope interview with Milk D over at Fat Lace Part 1 and Part 2. Big thanks to Drew Huge who was responsible for getting me the very dope unreleased Jeep Voices track I played a month or so back on the radio