Tuesday, October 28, 2008


A little late on this but boy.. If you haven't heard this magazine business yet, you want to catch up. A hard exchange of bars from kartel and the gully god over the track, on some war thing again. And this riddim is tough.. slow, snapping drums over hypnotic synths, pure evilness!

Vybez Kartel - Send Fi Di Magazine
killer like kane so fi test mi you no able / drop like the tower of babel

Mavado - Can't Bad Wi Up
see what ya bloodclot mouth get ya inna / you a f** round dogs wha hungry and want dinner/ dem a fret, but not the fret pon guitar / you no see them get thinner

These tunes are out there in a couple different places, but I'm feeling silver star's medley a lot.. Magazine drops at around 36:40.

Silver Star 100708

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Appleblim Mix

Been vibing to this Appleblim mix for a minute, its pretty tight. There's some sketchy parts (read: electro samba) but the front of the set more than makes up for it.

Less fresh was the part where I had to had to create an account at this kind of over the top portal site just to grab the MP3. It's all too much.

Rehosted below, minus the drama.

Appleblim Mix

Monday, October 13, 2008

Darkstar shorty mix

An incredible amount of ground gets covered in this tiny mix by darkstar, of mostly his own productions. In a little over eleven minutes, he runs through a gang of weird glitchy tunes on the moodier, plodding side of the whatever-step spectrum. Dude has some serous studio-ninja type contol over the sound, too. I am reminded of listening to burial's teaser mix for the first time, as you get the sense that this guy has a grip of tunes in this style sitting on a hard drive somewhere, waiting to come out. Let's hope so.

Darkstar shortmix

via prancehall, re upped as an mp3.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Joker's a badman

he is you know..

joker & MC Nomad on mhobbes generation bass

Joker – ‘Stuck In The System’ (Earwax)
2000F & JKamata – ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ joker special (Dubplate)
Joker & Rustie – ‘Play Doe’ (Kapsize)
Gemmy – ‘Double Yellow’ (Dubplate)
MR E – ‘Space Invaders’ (Dubplate)
Rustie – ‘Tempered’ (Kapsize)
Joker – ‘80’s’ (Kapsize)
Joker – ‘Gully Brook Lane’ (Terrorhythm)
J@kes & Joker – ‘3K Lane’ (H.E.N.C.H)
Joker – ‘Holly Brook Park’ (Kapsize)
Gemmy – ‘Back 2 The Future’ (Punch drunk)
Joker – ‘Snake Eater’ (Soul motive)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

three away

don't have time to write too much, but here are three joints that have been doin' the business..

another sufferer's anthem from the teacher. heavy, heavy hook w/ deep producky. Shouts fly out to 'Russian' on the intro of this one and the next, is this a new producer?


Silver Star have also put a slightly odd refix of this tune over Game's "My Life" beat on their latest mix which is growing on me..

Another kartel, on a hustle hard tip, another big chorus and just the right amount of autotune. Has some epic trap-rap style rave bits in their just under the surface.. What!

"Me love thug music but if you nah sing that song / you no sing no song.."


What can I say about this tune? For me, stephen's slower, psuedo-rap experiments like 'overcome' have been some of the more exciting tunes of the year. This is another monster in the same vein.