Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Mikey D Live

Mikey's over for Pritt's King Of The Beats Tour and I was lucky enough to get him on the show last night, I'll get it uploaded tomorrow but heres some footage from the London gig thanks to Soulclap73 (is that you disc eater?) more info to follow but he's playing Birmingham this Thursday and Brighton on Friday, make sure you get down to one of them cause he's still got it!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Jimmy Green - The Marvin Gaye Mixtape FREE DOWNLOAD

Jimmy has been busy again after the excellent "What If Dilla Produced The Blueprint?"
This time he gets busy with some of Marvin Gaye's music using some classics, rare tracks, blends, re-edits and alternate versions so get your download on by clicking the picture or HERE

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Pete was a Dick

Pete attempting to dj from the wrong side of the decks

Pete's started a blog, normally someone called Pete would get no love but this Pete happens to be producer extraordinaire previously known as Mr Dick. He's got that heat so go CHECK IT OUT. The Tactical Thinking albums about to drop too and let me tell thee it's FIRE! (also apologies the TT boys did me a SICK exclusive that I've still not managed to play on the show, Monday I promise gents!)

Louis Den @ Jazz Cafe this Friday

Redbeards launch was dope last night, shouts to Beard, Kos, Raul, Kela, Myke, Docmini, SK, Sonny, Sammy Stealth, Percy, Malicious, Bambino, Bass6, Lewis, Taharka, Spatz, Mr FX and everyone who came out, Beards voice was gone by the end of the night.

Any London heads who've been slacking and not made it to a Louis Den Beat Cypher yet have no excuses as we make the trip down for the Orphans Of Kush Launch. The 4 selected producers are all going to be playing beats straight out of their chosen equipment and the line up is sick....Mr Thing, Apollo, Jaisu and Kela with performances from Orphans of Kush and DJ's Sarah Love, Konny Kon and Roast hosted by Jehst it's going to be a big night! See you there

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

MI 21-09-09 Redbeard and Kosyne Live

Redbeard's single launch is TONIGHT @ The Yardbird, 8 - 12pm and everyone attending will get the single free! Louis Den, Eat Good and Scratch Club are repping too so it'll be a be a great night

Main Ingredient Radio Show
Mon Nights 12-2am New Style Radio,

98.7FM (West Midlands) / Sensei FM
w/ Redbeard & Kosyne


Wio-k, Serocee & Ty - An Ting Remix (Exclusive)
MCM - So Many Places (Headcount)

Capitol 1212 - Shooting Stars

Dynas feat Slick Rick - The Apartment

Fashaun - Fash Plays It Cool

Taskforce - Death Of Lol

Redbeard - Agency Scum (Eat Good)

DJ Spinna feat Kriminul - New York (High Water Music)

Deep Rooted feat Blu - From The Heart

Redbeard - Bad Mannerz (Eat Good)

Jon Phonics feat Sonnyjim - Crazyillmadrowdy

100x - Flowers In The Attic (Freestyle Records)

Micall Parknsun feat Jehst & Kashmere - Movementz (YNR)

Mr Fresh feat Chrome - Travelfox

Redbeard Freestyle

Natural Elements - The Promo (Tommy Boy)

Tame One - Molly (Amalgam Digital)

MOP - What I Wanna Be

Apathy - I'm A Demigod
Diversion Tactics - Can't Swim (Boot)

Sha Stimuli - Follow The Leader

Sean Price feat Torae & Skyzoo - Duck Down (Duck Down)

DJ Mitsu feat Grap Luva - Word To The Wise

Friday, 18 September 2009

Urban Funfair @ The Plug

This Saturday 19th September I'll be playing lots of hip-hop and funk with Tru-Blu and the Weasel, it's at the Plug (used to be O.C.s) on the Digbeth High Street, looking forward to seeing what they've done to it as we had some great Soul Thump's there, more info courtesy of Tru Blu after the flyer, face book group here
DJ Tru Blu and Street Art king Sylph present:


A night of the freshest underground hip hop and classics thrown in with some old school funk and breaks from myself, Dj Cro and the Weasel with live graff and street art UPSTAIRS...

DOWNSTAIRS we have Laser Tag graffiti and you will be entering the Dubstep basement! Mr Whitestaa will be on the boards plus guests and some nice DnB to top the night off with Jon Galist.

Its only £4 in with cd give aways, t shirts for sale, Live street art w/ Laser Tag graffiti and some of the best music in Brum right now plus work available from Slyph 9pm til 3am

All the fun of the fair!

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

TRUTH Procrastinat(k)ing FREE DOWNLOAD

No radio show last night due to technical problems in the studio I'm told should be fixed for next weeks so fingers crossed, as you've got no radio show to download heres something else for you to check..I thought I'd posted his back when it first dropped but looks like I didn't so my bad and better late than never (or go revisit it if you got it a few months back and haven't played it for a while). This is surprisingly Truths debut ep and a mighty fine listen from start to finish it is too, plus as one of th hardest working people in this country (organising Rapsploitation Sessions which is one of the best nights in the UK, runs the website and does promo for peeps I'm not actually surprised). Featuring the additional vocal talents of Kosyne, Sonnyjim, Grimlok and Conflix and production is handled by Archimendes, Charlie Mac, Hoaxman, Sivey, Mr Laws, Mazzie, Prolifik & Truth himself whos no slough on the boards. Kimbo hooked up some nice artwork and best of all it's FREE so you've no excuses, "Pass That" is my joint (no pun intended)

Click the picture or DOWNLOAD HERE and leave the man some feedback

Saturday, 12 September 2009

House Of Daytona

This House of Flying Daggers video got me thinking of other Hip-Hop videos that use animation, feel free to suggest any others that are worthy of inclusion

Bonus video using some clever editing of Boondocs

Friday, 11 September 2009

Woollyback Done Good

It's always great when you can be proud of you friends but this is pretty special. I don't want to bore you with lots of history (damn we've been friends for over half my life!) but I was there when he got his first set of decks so to see DJ Rasp go onto win the DMC UK Supremacy Title this year is super props and fully deserved as I know how much he's practiced and his genuine love for the art and a really humble guy.

A much younger Rasp & Cro @ Mr KD's around 2001 (please note the use of 2 turntables and one mixer GULLY)

Here's wishing all the best to Rasp for the competition tonight...if he wins it gets really interesting as Birmingham's DJ Switch is the current World Title holder which would make an interesting battle!

We Really Want To See Those Fingers - Capitol 1212 feat Mikel Krumins

More Friday freshness, this time courtesy of Scotland's CAPITOL1212 click the picture or link below to get your download on

Basement Sesions Live This Sat 12th Sept @ Space 2

So tomorrow is BASEMENT SESSIONS LIVE first night @ Space 2, Custard Factory, it's a massive line up including Kashmere, Verb-T, Shot Callers, Case Closed, Louis Den, Sensei FM, Rhyming Competition, Brotherman, Unkle Festa, Jack Flash, Soweto Kinch with Full Live band and lots more, more info on the facebook page.

You can get tickets from The Ticket Sellers Here

The tickets are currently £7 in advance and £6 for students, make sure you get there early if you want to enter the rhyming competition or beat battle.

Heres some videos from a few of the performers


Verb T

Jack Flash

Soweto Kinch (shouts to Chima!)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

DJ Nice 100x Mix and review

I've been threatening to get some records reviewed for a while now, one such record is the 100x "Whom Shall I Fear?" 2LP of previously unheard Philly goodness out of the 215 Archives recorded between 1993 - 1995. I'm not going to get mad deep on it's content, dark mid 90's boom bap with filtered bass lines and some crazy emceeing is the order of the day. 100x are a large crew consisting of 7 members so it's quite easy to see why the music industry fronted on them as it was pre Wu etc and going for a single artist or 2/3 man group would be a much safer bet. This actually works to our advantage though as were treated to 18 hardcore tracks that haven't been tampered with by a label, A&R or other outside influences. Just download DJ Nice's mix and digest it (feel free to give him some feedback too), Flowers In The Attic is my ish with Bad Newz murdering a sample you should all be familiar with and Belly Of Hell (some of Are-Ems lines are just plain wrong).
You can still buy the 2LP HERE, it comes with a dope CD by Nicky Butters including more unreleased material (rumour has it some may see the light of day) and the Early Years EP 12" (6 tracks from 88 - 91). I've been listening to the album pretty solidly for over a month and it's one of those rare beasts that I'm still not bored with and always catch something new, now tell me one album you've done that with recently?

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

RZA in Birmingham Tues October 6th @ Rainbow Warehouse

I'm still in shock, just heard about this, The Rza (yes THAT Rza) live at the Rainbow Warehouse.
A show not to miss
More details to follow, just make sure you put it in your diary and



Tuesday, 8 September 2009

MI 31-08-09 w/ Peaks

Main Ingredient Radio Show
Mon Nights 12-2am New Style Radio,
98.7FM (West Midlands) / Sensei FM
31-08-09 w/ Peaks



Sharebee is being waste so had to use sendspace, any probs let me know. We played a particularly chilled out selection of tunes to bring an end to the Bank Holiday, I'll try and get a tracklist knocked up once I've had a chance to listen back to it, any unknown tracks were played by Peaks so I'll ask him what they were, mainly vinyl too, enjoy.

Part 1
Lennie Hibbert - Village Soul (Studio 1)
Patrice Rushen - (Prestige)
The Roots - Distortion To Static Remix (Geffen Promo)
Pharcyde - She Said Jay Dee Remix (Delicious Vinyl)
Oddisee - All Because She's Gone (Jakkarta)
New Jack Hu$tle - (All City)
King Honey - Trinity Heat Sensor Remix (Sound Ink)
Maspyke - ???
Q-Tip & Rah Digga -
Rashinel & Eyecue - Once Again (Day Walka)
Guilty Simpson - Ode To The Ghetto (Stones Throw)
P Brothers feat Milano - In a Zone (Heavy Bronx)

Part 2
Cooly's Hot Box - Make Me Happy DJ Spinna Remix
Q-Tip - Feeling
Soundsci feat Jax and Reality- Think (Crate Escape)
Percy Filth - Livin Trife (Aerosolik)
Bahamadia - Rugged Ruff (Chrysalis)
M9 - ???
Jon Phonics - Crazyillmadrowdy (Exclusive)
David Axelrod - The Human Abstract (Capitol)
DJ JS-1 - Karma Killz
Emanon - Emanon (Spytech)
Ras Beats feat Tableek - New September (Worldwyde)
Juice Aleem - Sang Real (Big Dada)
Milk - Get Off My Log Jazzy Fat Woody Remix (American)
Marco Polo feat J*Davey - Relax (Soulspazm)

MI Radio w/ Peaks & Vice Live 07-09-2009

More technical issues at the studio meant that the show had to be recorded as 2 separate files (like I used to do) the advantage of this is that the music is in better quality (192) but the disadvantage is you need to download 2 files so please let me know which you prefer in the rarely used comment box below. Also got the audio back for last weeks show so uploading that now

Main Ingredient Radio Show
Mon Nights 12-2am New Style Radio,
98.7FM (West Midlands) / Sensei FM
07-09-09 w/ Peaks and Vice



Raekwon – House Of Flying Daggers
Taskforce – Death Of LOL
IRS – Cold City
Micall Parknsun – Come Again feat Jehst (YNR)
Orphans Of Kush – Reflections
DJ Spinna feat Elzhi – Colors Pt.2

YNQ – Uno Esta (Stones Throw)
Shaun Jackson – Strategies (Tres)
Slum Village - Forth N Back (Scenario)
Mos Def & Ge-ology – Supastar (Fat City)

Maspyke – Far East Politics (Bukerance)
Wio-k, Serocee & Ty – An Ting Galactic Remix (Exclusive)

Brotherman – Heart Of Dem
Kyza – Love and Music (Dented)
Jack Flash – Four Minute Warning ()
Torae & Marco Polo – Hold Up (Duck Down)
Dilated Peoples – Live On Stage Remix f. Talib Kweli
J-Live – The Incredible (BBE)
Chima Anya – New Day f. Soweto Kinch

Mayer Hawthorne – Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out Astronote Remix (Stonesthrow)
Paul White – So Far Away (One Handed Music)
FS Green & Full Crate – Formule One (
Hudson Mohawke – Rising 5 (Warp)
Mystro – Mess I Ever Had (Exclusive)

13th Son – Childrens Song (Grindin)
Muneshine feat Sean Price & Termanology – What Now (HHV)
Ludacris – MVP (Def Jam)
DJ KO – Someday Khrysis Remix
Kev Brown & LMNO – The Cause (Up Above)

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Jon's A Moron

Free download and biog stuff after the video, I'm liking it

New Haven, CT rapper Cambatta returns to the hip hop scene with a new single and video for “Oxymoron”. After the success of his “The Visionary” mixtape he is now working on his next project. Cambatta has worked with many of today’s most rated underground artists including Sha Stimuli, Skyzoo, Torae and many others. The music video was filmed in Connecticut and was directed by DJ Nice. The track was produced by UK producer Jon Phonics a regular name on the Louis Den Beat Battles scene who is also about to release his second production mixtape next month featuring a host of UK and US artists. Listen to Oxymoron and watch the video on the following links.

I don't have another picture of Jon so heres a video of him battling Budgie at Louis Den Beat Cypher 05. I'll have an update on the league soon too

Paul White VS The BBC

More freshness from Paul White, this time limited to 300 7"s with no option of tea or biscuits this time, One Handed Music are slippin (unless you get the shopping trolley with each purchase)

Listen Here

<a href="">Versus The BBC by Paul White</a>

Or cop the download from

Saturday, 5 September 2009

R.A. The Rugged Man

I thought he'd been quiet for a while, if you don't know theres not many people messing with RA when it comes to this rap ish, no really. Check the vids for proof and did I mention he completely stole the show at Hip-Hop Kemp a few years back with no dj or hypeman (no DJ makse me skeptical at the best of times so for him to hold it down on his own was something pretty special)


and he kinda steals the show on this one, although I'm not a massive Jedi Mind Tricks fan but it's a CRAZY verse

Chains is dope too

Friday, 4 September 2009

Soundsci Album of the Month & HHC Digital 4

Thats right the new issue of HHC is floating round cyberspace, you can download or read it here. They were impressed with the SOUNDSCI DIG FOR VICTORY EP and awarded it ALBUM OF THE MONTH! It also features on DJ Switch's mix when they asked which track is his favourite in the mix he said "It would probably be Soundsci's 'The Remedy', It’s got that jazz vibe about it, and it’s also a straight-up track you can drop at the peak of the party."

(click the picture to read the small print)

We've still got some of the Ltd hand numbered red vinyl available with the free CD including all the insts, acapellas and a radio show, email me if you want to get one (it's in the about me box, top right of the blog) or CLICK HERE FOR VINYL or CLICK HERE FOR DIGITAL (inc insts & acapellas, 20 tracks in total for a measly £5). Also the remix competition is open until the 1st October but I'll be doing another post on that soon.

You can listen to the whole release here...
<a href="">Intro by Soundsci</a>

T-shirts are running low so please email to check availability, 100% organic 2 colour hand screen printed eco friendly inks, available in Ecru (off white), light yellow and light blue in Large and XLarge sizes (sorry hoodies and ladies T's are sold out).

Front Print

Back Print

Sleeve Print

Light blue and light yellow

Thursday, 3 September 2009


Heres a dope tune feat Sonnyjim that'll be on Jon Phonics new album / mixtape, I did the cuts hope you enjoy and shouts to Kosyne and Jon, click the picture or link to get the track and you can give Jon some abuse here

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

MI 31-08-09 w/ Peaks

Mondays show was live with Peaks making the trip back from Carnival for it, but unfortunately the room with the PC to record the show for uploading was locked so I'll have to grab the audio when I'm in next monday to up, so sorry for the delay. No tracklist til then either. Alot of dope live nights coming up, Vice will be live on next weeks show to talk about the Basement Sessions Live night next Saturday (12th Sept @ Space 2, Birmingham) more info soon.
Shambala was amazing again, shouts to Roy, Revo, Chrome, Robin, Muz, Feva, The Apples, Smile, Mama Feelgood, Jon, Dan and Oli. The Apples and Quantic killed it for me