Count Bass D and DJ Pocket - In the Loop

Just checked my email today, and was pleasantly suprised to find this link:

In the Loop

As with anything the Count does, it's dope

"This album is a collaborative effort by Count Bass D and his long time friend DJ Pocket, who has recently decided to add MCing to his list of musical endeavors. Both Count and Pocket are Djays & producers but, they chose to let their selections do the walking on this LP. "In The Loop" is one of many albums that are set to be released between the two of them, as they pride themselves on "ACTIVITY" being their motto in 2010."

Space Invadas - Follow the Signs Mixtape

Space Invadas is a project from Steve Spacek and Katalyst


VTech and Mochilla Presents - Hear The World

Features exclusive music from the Suite for Ma Dukes Orchestra, Exile, Madlib's Jackson Conti project, Karriem Riggins, Mulatu, Arthur Verocai, Azymuth, Quantic, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and more.
 Hear The World

Gonjasufi - Candylane

Christoph El Truento - Pretty Butterflies Mixtape

Chris sent us this dope mixtape, get ya copy here

DANIEL DRUMZ & MR. KRIME "Music for night people" mix-cd - promo from Daniel Drumz on Vimeo.

The Class of '09

Tonight at The engine room, The Tugboat. A vibe-heavy wrap-up of all the best cuts from 2009. Let's get buck wild!

Lonnie Smith THINK!

Blue Note Soul Jazz in the the form of Lonnie Smith THINK!. Dr Lonnie Smith was born July 3, 1942 in Lackawanna, New York. Lonnie is recognized as an exceptional player of both the Hammond B3 organ and piano. This is Smiths second album released in 1968.

Lou Donaldson Hot Dog

The Blue Note Alto Saxophone player Lou Donaldson released this album "Hot Dog" in 1969. Sampled heavily throughtout the 90's by many including Brand Nubian.

Massage Magazine Release tonight

Need i remind you all it's now officially Friday night - and heres a suggestion to start it off right..

take it away facebook

Meow, Cafe 149 Willis St. Wellington
from 7pm..

This is the 're-release' for MASSAGE MAGAZINE,

we have Ryan Jellyman, Mica Still, Drypnz, and PNTR

photography and sketches and bits and bobs you would never see from sketchbooks, an interesting first installment that has a long term plan to grow. a little object that can be taken away and saved for a rainy day.

we have so much room to grow, it's an exciting prospect.

the little party will have DJs mixing and some drinks to be had.
COME MAKE IT A GOOD ONE, might be some live painting as well. coin donation for the magazine..

see you there !

starts at 7, couple of the hipdrop crew and fam will be in the mix, and the magazine is dope and worth picking up.

Random Dubstep Funnies

So I was trawling this geezer bike blog and saw this. Pretty crack up little player/sampler thing.
Click the pic to visit the player, weirdo skallywags!

The RZA - Got Damn!

Wednesday Febuary 17th
San Francisco Bathhouse
Thursday the 18th
The Studio
kinda stoked AS right now.
Guess I'll see you there...
(another DOPE artist will be rockin into town the same week, more info to come!)

Bott Scarry - Come Down Easy

More niceness from Dublab, on the 60's tip.
and the link to
shouts to St Liquor-ish mean.

Ota Presents: The Mixtape of Deadly Soul Vol.1

So just trawling through my facebook and came across a couple of very worthy drops. First up is this mix from Ota...
I made this mixtape before embarking on the new Opensouls album – “Standing in the Rain” It covers a large range of 50’s, 60’s, 70’s soul and I used it as a reference for recording instrumentation and vocals.
Shouts to Parks for the tipoff

ATHF Colon Movie intro

Managed to get through two movies at work today, one was Zatoichi and the other was Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film For Theatres. For all those who lack the proper movie going etiquette, heres a little assistance.

(this one goes out to Some Bastard)

Paul's Ark - Morris Wilson Beau Bailey Quintet

So continuing on with the Sunday Jazz sessions (I believe you only lasted one week Mr Dastardly, where you at?). Been on the spiritual/political jazz tip of late, listening to a lot of later Coltrane, Achie Shepp & Pharoah Sanders, so have been really diggin this release from Stones Throw (yet again). Beautiful music for yo es-oh-you-el.

Real Groovy Wellington DJ Night

In case you didn't know of plain forgot the record sale for Real Groovy Wellingtonis going down tomorrow night (Thursday Dec 3rd), starting from 6 and hollarin till 9. Live DJ's in effect and Good Luck will be down to introduce their new menu of cocktails. Have already found a few gems (such as the lovely Ms Shante featured below), although I'm gonna have another last plough through just in case. Might want to bring your numchucks as you could be warding off some of these Wellington DJ's trying get their mits on ya gold.

Original Fly Girl

So The brother Iz Passed a little heat my way the other night in the form a 12' I've been hunting for a minute now, which Inspired this post today. In a similar Steez to the fly girlz post form the other day. Here's the Original Fly Girl, "The micro-phone grand Mistress" Roxanne Shante. The video Below shows her vocal tallents. I especially like her take on B.D.P "Broken down Punks"

Hi-Fidel & DJ Crucial - Rainbow Beats

I foolishly passed this 12 up one time (maybe I was broke?). I think it now lives in the lair of Dick Dastardly, next to the lava lamp.

Daedelus In Wellington!

So I was going through the tickets at work and I see that this man will be in Wellys on Friday the 29th January @ Bar Bodega. He's also playing out at A Camp Low Hum which should be pretty dang dope as well.

Freddie Hubbard Red Clay

soul/funk influenced hard bop album recorded 1970 featuring

Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock - electric piano
Ron Carter - bass
Lenny White - drums

Dorothy Ashby Afro Harping

Thanking the brother izzy for the Alice Coltrane post. Got me thinking about doing a sunday jazz specail each week. To kick it off Afro Harping by Dorothy Ashby. Born in detriot, ashby went to school with donald byrd, Gerald Wilson, and Kenny Burrel. Throughout the fifties/sixties Dorothy recorded with the likes of Diana Ross, Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry Manilow, Stevie wonder, Bill Withers, Jimmy Cobb, Frank Wess, and Louis Armstrong.
Here is the 1968 album Afro Harping


Dublab bring more summer heat in the form of the loooong running Secondhand Sureshots project. The project is a documentary into reusing dollar bin vinyl in new forms and the cast includes some of LA's finest - Daedelus, J-Rocc, Ras G. Gotta say im hyped for this one after I heard about it around two years ago.. the trailers een around for a while, more info after the J U M P

Cold Heat 1.5 (The Big Chugg Edition)

Tonight for one night only
Juice Willis, Booker Huffman & Tony Tones present
Cold Heat (The Big Chugg Edition)
PREMIUM rump shakin' Trackno, Chouse, Brunky, Discogo and other misappropriated genres ladled lovingly into your earhole with a side of tasty visuals.
Going down tonight at Betty's Bar/Digital Art Space
Blair St, Wellington
11 'til infinity
Motor City Drum Ensemble - Raw Cuts #3

Music Machines

Now one for the AK synth heads (of which going by trademe im sure are plentiful).
Music Machines is a one day celebration of electronic music bringing together New Zealand’s largest collection of classic synthesisers and drum machines.

On the day will be performances from the likes of the Analog Allstars, Lewis McCallum, Nathan Haines, Stress Cadet and more.

They'll be a full room full of synths and drum machines for you to come and get your greasy production fingers on - Moog, ARP, Roland, Korg, Sequential Corcuits, Emu, Waldorf, Akia, PPG. Best get there early then.

12 NOON - 6PM

oh, and if you post up your favourite 'early synth' video on their fazzzbook page you might just sneak in for free.

Shots to J from Bluevibe for the big heads up.

Dead Man's Bones - Pa Pa Power

So apparently Ryan Gosling doubles as a musician teaming up with Zach Shields and a choir of kids dressed in full Haloween steez (how dope is this pic by the way). Anyways Dead Man's Bones taking us out with some Goth choir issssh...

FunkinEven - Kleer EP

So I was having a look over at Conch and seen that this man is blessing our ears with some wax in the form of his "Kleer EP". Featuring Fatima on guest vocals to add a bit more sauce to FunkinEven's galactic escapades.
check the myspace and holla at the boys at conch if ya need this!

Fly Girlz - Born To Be Fly

This tracks been around a for while now but still worthy of a drop.
These two East Brooklyn native MC's (originally a five piece) team up with producer Zebrablood to delivery some dark gangsta shit.
"I was borna be fly, borna, borna be fly"

The Ins x Miles Bonny

Miles Bony covers a Jerry Butler track, yup the same track that Dilla sampled!

Enjoying Miles' take on it


Announcing: The Madlib Medicine Show

More from Madlib. The Man never stops, and why should he...

"Madlib is launching the Madlib Medicine Show, a once-a-month, twelve-CD, six-LP series. The Madlib Medicine Show will be a combination of Madlib's new hip-hop productions, remixes, beat tapes, and jazz, as well as mixtapes of funk, soul, Brazilian, psych, jazz and other undefined forms of music from the Beat Konducta's 4-ton* stack of vinyl".

(*4-tons of vinyl, this is true.)

Another Mayer Hawthorne post

So Mr Hawthorne been killing it of late.... (duh) If you havn't check his alias Haircut.

But the actual point of this post is to put you on to this, which is a flip of maybe so maybe no done by the bluntspeakers... props to fes for the tip, where would we be without the cbox!

Jneiro Jarel

Kind of an oldie now but still sounding as fresh as ever.. Jneiro Jarel - Big Bounce Theory

Fugazi - Life and Limb

rollin out the week with Fugazi on the mellow tip...

The Popular Peoples Front

Really diggin these guys, haven't be able to stop the foot tappin and neck noddin, infectious grooves to say the least! A group of anonymous musicians/DJ's who have been adding there bit of Oomph to some lost gems. To add more weight to the name, The Popular People's Front ONLY realease vinyl. So if you see it for sale digitally "then somebody is ripping off our ripped off music, which is a copyright and philosophical mindfield mindfield, to say the least".
The Popular Peoples Front - I'll Make Your Day

Alice Coltrane - Something About John Coltrane

Been jamming this album a lot lately, Alice Coltrane definately had the goods. Really diggin the whole eastern blues vibe, kinda feels like you've been through some religious experience after it. Plus it makes for good listening while im puffin on the ol greenery.
Shit is deep son.

Tony Toca

Tony Touch's "The Peacemaker" is one of those classic heavy boom bap LP's that you can keep coming back to and find new gems. Been digging this one alot lately, could be the onset of summer...
on another note shouts to Dizz 1 and the whole Fredericks, Ol'Dip, exD, Flava and Slomo crews for tearing up studionine on sat, big night.

"silky smooth, and seemingly endless luxury site"

Looking for inspiration?

Nightmare on Edward Street

Nightmare on Edward St is going down this weekend in the capital and sees two heavyweights in action in the form of Dizz1 (Aus) & Bulletproof (AK).
Dizz1 makes his debut in NZ bringing his blend of future beats which has seen him work with the likes of Mark Pritchard & O'mas Keith of Sa-Ra. And for those on more of the DnB tip Bulletproof will definately have you locked after releasing his sophmore album and causing a stir amongst the internation scene. Add some of Wellingtons finest DJ talent in the form of the Fredericks Crew, Ol'Dip, EX.d & Flava DJ's (thats us jusss!) oh and Machs yo.
AND apparently theres a mad monster which lights up for all you dangeons & dragons fanatics.

James Blagden

Been following this dude for a while. NYC Illustrator extra-ordinary - JAMES BLAGDEN.


Goin down tonight at San Francisco Bath House (25th Oct) and Monday night (26th) at Zen in AK. Beans is in town bringing his brand of abstract hip hop and razor sharp lyricism.
Eru Dangerspiel & Alphabethead opening tonights show, so get along and support that real shit, chur churrr.
Beans - Fingers

Feel Like

Homemade is the name of a brand new producers-project done exclusively for the most famous Bacardi Visita family. Full Crate, FS Green are currently working on a 6 track EP that will represent summer loving vibes at the maximum! Feel like, is their first single Feat. Mar on vocals. Enjoy it, Mar has soul, beautiful voice, perfect listening on a summers day.

HomeMade - Feel Like by visita

Beem - Is This The Future

A track i've been practising my summer dance moves to (shoulder sways, finger clicks, toe taps & neck snappin head nods. check). Beem on the beat and Daniel Dermes providing the wise words. You can download all the tracks here.

Chali 2na Live Band

Chali 2na with live band supported by the homebrew crew,DJ Substance,and DJCXL.Its This thursday people so if you in the auckland area get on down to zen 40 huck gets you in.


Russian Beatmaker fAMA87
myspace here
beattape here


The 1 Night Stands Beat Tape...just under half an hour of raw slapdasheries

myspace here
download tape here

O.G Monday's

We'll the suns out. Makes me want to listen to some old gangster shit. Dust off my starter cap, twist one up, pop a 40' and get my swagger on!
Also, this is the loop used for the glass candy track post on here a while ago, for those that drop by on the regular.

Souljim There is no name EP

2007 beattape from german beatsmith souljim. You heard this guy on the adventures on the sun - the music of sun ra tape. diggn his style particularly the way he cuts his samples.

download EP here
myspace here

Shlohmo / Shlo-Fi EP

Shlohmo drops the Shlo-Fi EP on error-broadcast
I have been pretty impressed by the stuff this label puts out, this EP is no exception
This shit is pretty dope - the influences are obvious, but dude still brings his own flavour
Did I mention it's free? Pick it up and see for yourself :

Shlo-Fi EP

(it's available in flac & 320kbps mp3, your choice)


Vans x People Under The Stairs Remix Contest

People Under the Stairs & Vans 'Hit the Top' Remix Contest Plug from piecelock 70 inc. / thes one on Vimeo.

Came across this at rawdrive, thought I'd post up for all the beat heads.

All the details here



A little something I picked upon wax this week from the wax poetics catalogue.
3dw are a tokyo based electro-fusion group on the same tip as Dam Funk.
Record comes as 2 x 180 gram clear LP (limited to 1500 worldwide).
Heres a link to the wax poetics store where you can check out the tracks from the album and also a selection of tunes from Kensuke of 3dw here. Tasty modern funk for your earhole.

Tsunami Samoa Fundraiser

Tomorrow night sees Wellys finest doing their bit for the Tsunami struck Samoa (Wednesday 14th Oct). It's never cool hearing news like whats been going on in Samoa (and the Phillipines) so its cool that we (and you) can help out by coming down to Goodluck and having a dope night. Throwing down for Samoa will be DJ's Kava, Kanese, Dunc The Funk, Rosco, Marek, DDog, Takkas, Howie D, Riki Gooch, Bobby Crane, Radar & More!
$5 on the door 100% profits to the cause!

Pardon My Hindi

Got this free mix off the Pardon My Hindi blog
It's a pretty chilled out mix, perfect to chill to
It was put together by Koushik
No tracklist, but I'm sure you can recognise a few tunes, and maybe even post that shit up if you can!
I'm actually quite enjoying this stuff, it's a good listen
Anyways, get that fix right here

Mayerhawthorne - The Ills & Green Eyed Love (Classixx Remix)

More free stuff, The Mayer gets the synth treatment coutesy of Classixx and also the Ills video.

Q-Tip - Life Is Better (feat. Norah Jones) from nothing on Vimeo.

It's Friday, I got stuff to say!

nuf said!
Heres a nice track to remind us of what's good and fresh in Hip hop, "yU marvelous OG mix" produced by Kev Brown.

Haz'trumentals - Euphoria, Sunshine Roses And Rainbow Loops

More heat coming from the c-box. Homebrew crew in effect aka Haz Beats people.

Diggin the vibe on this one. How much? Free99 yo

Chur cuzzy


J-Rocc vs Jazzman Gerald
Listen to the sampler here

Jazzman site here, buy some vinyl and check the radio shows while your there

The Inside Word

So I thought I'd share some good news I found out today...
Real Groovy Wellington just managed to cop 9000 (yes, nine with three zero's at the end) 12inches. All singles, no LP's. Seen some of the pics todays and DANG that shits got my jaw to the floor. Motown, Stax, TK disco joints, all sorts of mad shit that I'm keen to pillage.
Looking to have a special night for club members and/or DJ's to come have a dig through (hopefully a few days after I've had a chance to get my wicked wing eatin digits in there).

You Can Call Me Your Majesteez

Also, Im quite amped at this turning up in 6-10 Days courtesy of the fine folks at Stones Throw.
The postage actually cost more than the tee, but meh still cheaper than most of the ridicously priced tees round here anyways.

R.I.P. Mr Magic (1956-2009)

It seems death is working overtime at the moment as another pioneer to hiphop is lost. Mr Magic first debuted way back in '83 with the first exclusive rap radio show to be aired on a major station, "Rap Attack". He was partnered in crime with Marley Marl & Fly Ty and together they helped influence a whole generation of hiphop listeners. Props to oldschoolhiphoptapes for the links to some of his radio shows and Omega B for the heads up.

"Every Saturday - Rap Attack - Mr. Magic Marley Marl"

R.I.P. homie


Just copped.. not sure they'll be around that long. Free shipping ftw.. kiwis thats only 40 nz bucks for a slice of pure Ques heat.
If you don't know, Ques is the art brain behind Brainfeeder. view more 'ere --> lcp united

get yours here--> Shine Like Lighthouse