Friday, 26 February 2010

KOTB Live Sat 27th Feb @ Vibe Bar London

Tomorrow night (Sat 27th Feb) at The Vibe Bar in London is the next King Of The Beats Live night, great trailer and dope to see Ed Strong and 4force taking part.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Cappo & Endemic Live in the Studio 22-02-2010

Some surreal moments for sure and some slightly more serious chat. Mainly Cappo, Endemic and Cappo & Endemic Tracks and Cappo gets his extended freestyle on.


Cappo - Psychological Warfare (Cappo's Bandcamp)
Cappo - Loyalty (Son)
Endemic feat Hell Razah, Melanin 9 and Kevlaar 7 - Three Kings (No Cure)
Endemic & Cappo - Eagles (No Cure)
Bug - Cosmic Lab (
Endemic & Cappo - Crumbs Live (Exclusive)
Cappo Freestyle (starts at 34 mins in)
Endemic feat Timbo King and Planet Asia - Robin Hood Theory (No Cure)
Endemic & Cappo - Hacksaw (No Cure)

The links we mess up are

The No Cure website seems to be down but try


Grab the 12" or digital download

Monday, 22 February 2010

Remix For Victory WINNERS by Crate Escape Records

sorry for the delay, after lots of listening the following winners were decided between Jonny, Audessey, Ollie Teeba, No Sleep Nigel and Myself

1st Place The Illness Ashoke Remix
2nd Place The Remedy Ajuda Remix
3rd Place The Remedy MagOwl Remix

Remix For Victory WINNERS by Crate Escape Records

Honourable mentions: DJ Emm Are, Paul Damerau, Beat Trix, Evil Needle, Upskiboo, The Blend, Downstroke, GBonson, Myke Forte and Mac McRaw

Many thanks to everyone for taking part, some really great remixes were submitted.

Half Past Calm 2

Jon's Got Beats

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Quit While You're Ahead

Wow, nice mix of emcees, Choclair (Father Time), Maestro (Fresh Wes...Fine Tune Da Mic, had no idea there was a video for this!), Moka Only (More Soup) and Classified (who's single it is and I don;t think I've heard of before!)

Ras Works Mixtape Free Download

Yup, Ras has been busy with some dope remixes and the mixtape does indeed work. I'm really liking his progression on this, right click on this pic and save as or go here to get your download on
If you need convincing to use up some of your bandwidth check this for a snippet

Previous sureshots from Ras pictured below, get hunting well worth the effort, if you give him some abuse or money you might be able to grab a copy or two
Left is the Ras Beats Balance EP feat Tableek, Jax (RIP), J-Biz etc, right is the J-Biz 12"

For the record, I'm still stuck in 95 and off to inhale some breakbeats from hell...

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

MI 15-02-2010

New shorter show and checking back my mic's abit low (probably a good thing!) Enjoy, I'll have Cappo and Endemic live in the studio next week.

Main Ingredient Radio Show
Mon Nights 1-2am New Style Radio,
98.7FM (West Midlands) / Sensei FM

Sci-Fi Stu - The Will 4 feat Vast Aire (Domination / AMG)
Reflection Eternal - It's Just Begun feat J Cole, J Electronica & Mos Def (Blacksmith)
Roc Marciano, Joe Blow & Marco Polo - FIRE! (Exclusive)
Lewis Parker feat John Robinson - The Unseen Trap (Project Mooncircle)
Sputnik Brown - Skye Blues (High Water)
Mystro - Aquarius (Don't Biznizz)
House Shoes - The Makings (Do Over)
Raekwon - 10 Bricks (Manhattan)
aSmash - Sorry (S-type Bandcamp)
Ty - Emotions feat Sarina Leah & Shaun Escoffrey (BBE)
Cappo - Psychological Warfare (Cappo Bandcamp)
$amhill - Agony Of Defeat (Exclusive)
Muhsinah - Always Smile (All City)
Bullion - Crazy Over You (One Handed Music)
Redbeard - Sick On My Jumpa Wizard Remix (Eat Good / Headspace)
Fliptrix feat Jehst - Get Involved (High Focus)
Whitefield Brothers - Gifted Oh No Remix (Now Again)

Friday, 12 February 2010

Freestyle First Birthday Tonight @ Bulls Head

Yep Freestyles one and to celebrate Sam's got Ritchie Reissue as the guest upstairs with them using 4 decks all night, Facebook Group here and more info after the Flyer





The last 12 months has been terrific for Freestyle, with some tremendous parties going down on a monthly basis. 2010 has seen the night step up to a weekly Friday slot and for our first birthday party the Bull's Head plays host to our biggest event yet.

Spread over two floors of musical goodness, upstairs sees the return of Funkbox's Ritchie Re-Issue who tore the place to pieces back in October with a mind blowing blend of funk, soul, hip hop, rock 'n' roll, reggae and anything else with a killer groove. He'll be joining me on the Bull's Head wheels of steel for a four deck, two mixer spectacular, with extra tracks, acappellas, scratches, loops, breaks, beats and anything else we can get our hands on thrown into the mix. Not to be missed!

For a recording of Ritchie Re-Issue's set last time he played at Freestyle, head to

Downstairs meanwhile, the Main Stem/Dropout Boogie crew will be keeping things running smoothly with a tasty selection of boogie, balearic, disco, house and much more, before Rob J inevitably finds his way to the floor and impresses us all with his breakdancing finesse.

More free mixes available to download at

Brand new mix CDs, cakes, party poppers and the like to be handed out on the night.

Drinks offers before 11 (upstairs only):
* Becks 2-4-1
* Double Vodka £2
* Double Rum £2
* Tequila £1
* Bottle House Wine £8

Bull's Head, Moseley, 9pm-2am
Free entry before 10pm, £3 thereafter (upstairs only)

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Whitefield Brothers

I'll have a new radio show to up soon but in the meantime here's a new Whitefield Brothers video, album should be amazing

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Freestyle Set and Gigs

Sorry no radio this week but so you've still got your music fix here's part of my set from FREESTYLE @ The Bulls Head from the 22-01-2010, no tracklist but I'm sure you'll enjoy. Back on with the show next Monday.

Busy weekend ahead too with one of my favourite DJ's playing at the Yardbird on Friday 5th for Home Cookin' - DJ Pogo

Then on Saturday 6th it's Jibbering Live @ The Hare and Hounds with Keith Lawrence (if you have any of his records you already know!) and the Fat Digester and Jibbering Jon's Birthday