Disco Scratch Radio 25.06.2015 ABU! June takeover

abu_june_2015Reeps never sleeps… or so it seems! Now up to the 51st ABU podcast, I am always amazed that there is any room for improvement considering the amount of collar that goes into one of his shows… so a couple of days prior to the show airing, I was on the dog and bone to Monsieur .136 himself and the old boy said he’d done a bit extra on this one… if this show was a Sunday casserole, it would contain finest butchers meat, no veins, not fatty, the right colour… marinated for a couple of days, lovingly surface fried off with the best local produce, then gently placed into a slow cooker to gradually fill the house with aromas that make your mouth water…

Now imagine you’ve got up in the morning, been for your constitutionals, started on the red wine at about 2pm… you’ve had the smells of the ABU! podcast making you hungrier & hungrier throughout the day, then finally you sit down to eat, and fuck me it’s like Henry the 8th, chowing down on that muthafucker until you are absolutely stuffed….

So after this fine meal, what happens? Repo enters stage left, sidles up next to you and asks you if you would like a “waffer thin mint”… see you in the chat next week…

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Disco Scratch Radio 18.06.2015

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Technology… if this medium of the internet was not around, I would still be doing this… probably on pirate radio or maybe community radio with tapes of the show circulating like it was in the early 90s… the problem with the tech we have now is there’s so much to go wrong.  Repo & I are normally working furiously behind the scenes to make sure everything runs smoothly on the night, but there are variables that are out of our hands…

On this night, after streaming without issue for 2 hours, I started the show & after just about an hour my internet connection just decided to pack it’s bags & tell me to fuck off in a lairy voice, laughing it’s way out the door.  Bastod.

Such is the way & I can only apologise, so this show is only around an hour and stops abruptly at the end… never mind!  Fingers crossed next week we’ll be live and direct without any problems, ABU! download up after this…

 

Disco Scratch Radio 18.06.2015 by Discoscratch on Mixcloud

Polystylism Latest show now up

Regular listeners/chatroom participants will know Death Hop from previous Disco Scratch Radio takeovers.  He said he had a show ready to go for PS, which was aired this past Thursday. Here’s a link to a previous Disco Scratch takeover show he did:

http://discoscratch.co.uk/2013/09/12/disco-scratch-radio-deathhop-takeover/

This was really interesting for me as it was the first show that a fellow ‘ip ‘op ‘ed had done for PS.  For those of you who don’t know what the show is all about, it’s a show that lets old schoolers play the music they love when they are not listening to rap… DH’s show was a mellow affair with many tracks that would go down nicely in a “play this only at night” session…

The download & stream is available on the Polystylism main site…

Disco Scratch Radio 05.06.2015

I couldn’t get on air on Thursday, so tried to make up for it by doing an hour after Laz-E on Friday just gone.. if you haven’t tuned into him before, he hosts the Plastic Attack show on RTE2XM every Friday from 9pm to 10pm GMT, it’s the best show on air!

So I did an hour after this, did an 80s UK vs US show with about 10 to 12 tunes… thanks to the chatroom crew who stayed locked… next week back to Thursday 9pm to 11pm for Polystylism followed by Digging for Victory

 

Disco Scratch Radio 05.06.2015 by Discoscratch on Mixcloud

May 2015 ABU! Show. Dedicated to Raychelle Keane

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The 50th ABU! show!  Straight out the gate Repo is offering up some classic material… simply put, this 50th show was already lined up to be classic after classic, celebrating Hip Hop in all it’s glory… the fact this dropped a week after the sad news that Raychelle “Voodoo Ray” Keane died was maybe in the hands of the maker… just one of those things, however, Repo thought it a fitting tribute to remember her in the best way… with dope music…

The show is not a maudelin’ black armband experience, it’s a celebration of life and there’s not a whole lot of detail about Ray… it’s a dedication to an old schooler, funny, thoughtful, gorgeous human being…

Big respect to Repo for getting it exactly right, a fitting tribute, and besides that a dope show as always…

Peace out Ray, wherever you are…

Love & Respect to Raychelle Keane, friends & family

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When you run a website, maybe a radio show, a facebook group or a forum, or any other type of online presence, you connect to people.  The connection that is made is not a physical one, it’s not something tangible, not a hug or a… a kiss, a look across a room… it’s a chatroom, or a shoutbox, or an instant message…

I first knew Raychelle when she joined the ABU facebook group, probably a couple of years ago now… she soon made a presence as someone who was from the old school and who had something to say.  I only knew her from our brief exchanges of words on FB, or in chatrooms if she dropped in occasionally to Disco Scratch or Ageing B Boys Unite!… but she was drawn to what we do (myself & Repo)… she felt a kinship…

The internet is a thing of love & hate… I am guilty of both feelings… I should imagine Raychelle may have had nights where she felt alive and loved and had new friends that were responding to her messages, music, booze… all had a good time… wake up with a hangover, go walk the dogs… all is well…

But then there are the times when that is not there…. I have no idea what her personal life was like, I only saw her online, but I truly would love to think that at least some of what I did, or was involved with, made her happy at some point… surely that’s what life is all about… happiness?

The terribly sad loss of Raychelle has made me think about a lot of things this past week… I don’t even know if anyone will read this… the internet is so massive & stuff whizzes past in microseconds, even if it’s beautiful & orchestrated & had someone’s entire soul pushed into it… it’s gone in a blink of an eye with a “like” or a “retweet”.

Well, I would like to think that the community that has built up around the stuff that I & others do that Raychelle enjoyed & was drawn to will think of her & remember her for the funny stuff she posted, threads she participated in, images she posted… she loved her T shirts (always loved the pics!), her tats, her dogs & her hip hop & probably always will…

Wherever you are… back to the essence, maybe we will meet in some way… I truly hope you are at peace & happy…

Love & respect, Waxer.

Digging4Victory, new website & radio show

LG from Style Warrior has been a busy boy of late, not only doing the T shirts but now launchiing a new show and website.  About a year ago the idea was conceived.  It’s all about unearthing great music, old and new.  Here’s where I first heard of it, in the Disco Scratch forum (now deceased) in his own words…

“I had an idea a few weeks back, originally for a T-Shirt, but now may turn in to something bigger.

Whilst watching the Great British Menu TV show, a chef was making a meal for a War Veteran Dinner and mentioned the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign as inspiration.

I thought that would be a great T-Shirt… mimicking the ‘Dig On for Victory’ image, but with the figure carrying records from a car boot rather than his freshly dug vegetables.

Then I thought it would be a good idea to set a challenge for 2 people to go out to there local digging spots and with a set budget aim to buy a load of records… and then proceed to do a mix with them (a bit like the ‘King of the Beats’ challenge, but a mix rather than a beat). People could vote for a winner maybe?

THEN I thought it would be a good idea to auction off the records as a job lot, and all proceeds would go to charity (The British Legion maybe… linking in with the name).

This is early days and there are lots of ideas I have to make this a little community… probably involving a monthly podcast (maybe on Disco Scratch?)… but would love to hear any opinions at this stage.”

So, this is only the first show and will no doubt evolve over time, and an excellent show it was too!  You can find this show played live on the second Thursday of every month straight after the Polystylism show from 10pm to 11pm.  Please check him out on Mixcloud where you can follow, share, repost etc.

Looking forward to many more shows from Digging4Victory

Digging 4 Victory – Show 1 by Digging4victory on Mixcloud

Disco Scratch Radio 07.05.2015

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Some day I’ll get round to actually going back through the shows to see what number we’re on here… anyway, in the meantime… While I sat in the POV, thousands of votes in my manor were being counted… After yet another nutty day at work, I was determined not to let that shit get under my skin… the thing is, the conservative bloke who won the seat in my patch (Thanet South) is ex UKIP! Haha, well, whatever, at least they didn’t get it… so anyway, listen to the beats, rhymes & twoddle of Disco Scratch to get you through… Polystylism show next week with special guest LG from Style Warrior…

 

Disco Scratch Radio Election Night 07.05.2015 by Discoscratch on Mixcloud

Ageing B Boys Unite! Podcast April 2015

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Well what a strange night THAT was!  So, Squadron Leader 136 had decided to spend last night “drinking strong lager, watching football & talking about fighting”.  In reality, he had the girls round for hair, nails & to discuss the spring colours in Cosmopolitan (I need that shocking pink nail colour back please love).  Well, while he had his brief hiatus, he’s thrown the ABU baby at me… well, I say baby, it’s 7 this year!  Soon be a moody teenager!

So last night was the Disco Scratch takeover of the Ageing B Boys Unite Takeover of Disco Scratch… now that IS a mouthful!  I did my best to rep ABU! to the fullest, with some non family songs & jokes & old records.  Waking up this morning on the settee and now recovering after a night of unauthorised boozing, typing this in the garden & reflecting on the show, I feel that when I go to see headmaster 136 later I’ll either get a sound “trousers down” thrashing or he’ll sit me down, pour a stiff drink of Dr.Pepper & say “good show old boy” (he never gets too excited, it’s his blood pressure).

Well, hopefully old ‘ip ‘op ‘eds will appreciate the show… spread the word, download below, MixCloud & Hearthis streams available later… chin chin!