Last night we had a hoot, I was helping my dad out back in Pompey doing a few things in the garden, then got back about 7pm last night… I knew the Crumplstock event was happening & thought maybe… just maybe I can do an hour… I couldn’t do a show on Thursday because of work so this was perfect…. I tried to celebrate the life of Raychelle by playing tunes that popped into my head… the way I looked at it, if she was listening, she’d be nodding her head, getting involved like she used to… so some upbeat Saturday night tunes with my usual verbal diarrhoea for an hour, bigup to all chatroom crew, crumplstock people, Repo136 for sorting out slots & Pom Deter for all the behind the scenes stufff…
So for the uninitiated, my mellow LG from Style Warrior Clothing/Records has been running Digging4Victory for some time now, he has 4 previous shows up online on the website. What he’s trying to do is have a bit of an off the wall show & website that encourages the diggers amongst us to get together and celebrate our finds… most of us go to boot sales, charity shops, garage sales in the vain hope we’ll get our mining gear out and extract some nuggets… which seems rarer & rarer these days!
Well anyway, I was at the booty in Tilmanstone weekend before last & I found some mush who apparently was selling records that his uncle had, who had passed away. I had to ask as there was a lot of Hip Hop in there… I left a lot of stuff in there that either was just too commercial or too obvious… also some stuff already had 2 copies of, however I was interested as to how a collection like this would end up at a booty which was how I found out about his uncle…
After going through the box and leaving a lot of stuff I thought to myself I might as well just pick up this stuff & do a mix, then D4V entered my foggy mind & I thought hmmmmn, a tribute show! So this is where I’m at, I had a great time putting this together, EVERY track in this show is the actual vinyl I bought that day, not an MP3 in sight, so some of the wax is in worse condition that others so sorry if some of it’s not up to scratch!
Hope you enjoy this, some obvious tunes in here & some lesser known ones… first 4 are from my digging expedition in Paris so more specialist, the rest from the booty… right I’ll stop prattling on, next D4V show this Thursday at 10pm right after Polystylism…
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Repo136. Heard of him? Maybe… perhaps you were on a bombing mission… he l;ed your squadron as you swept across the channel defending Blighty… could you have met him as he chased down Skin Jobs in the future? Maybe you just met him in the bogs down Cromer sea front in trap 3, answering to the name of “Morty”.
If you haven’t met this bloke, he just happens to present a monthly show that goes out on Disco Scratch Radio every last Thursday of the month and last night he blessed our domes with 2 hours of funk flavours, B Boy goodies & raw hip hop heaven… Hit him up on Twitter @ageingbboys or on ABU Facebook Group
But for now…. listen… LISTEN… LISTEN!!!!…..
Old Repo eh? It’s been tradition that we shut down throughout August but oh no… he’s gotta kick that tradition to the curb… in fact, more like a punt of the tradition through the h posts at a rugby match! So seeing as I got back early from holiday, it’s all happening now at the usual spot, click the image below to get to the radio page (like as if you don’t know where it is, or just click the player above!
One of the nicest people I have ever had the fortune to know. In the picture above is his daughter & grandson, one of 3 grandchildren he leaves behind. Dionne, Lauren (his 2 children) and his soul mate of over 30 years Marti, will miss him forever… Today is a celebration of his life, not a sombre affair of him not being here anymore.
I spent many great times with this man over the past 18 years that I know him. Our immediate common interest was music… Bob was very passionate about his music and could love, rate & rant over music with all his heart!
A passionate West Ham fan, I fondly remember Saturday afternoons in Plaistow, East London either in his place in Beckton, mine in Wigston Road in Plaistow or Aide & Dionne’s place in Solent Rise… the roast beef joint would be put on my one of our lady folk about 10 in the morning… normally I’d be at work in the morning, then meet Bob & Aide in the pub for a few scoops then back to listen to West Ham on the radio while steaming into our Roast Beef sarnies!
Bob was a very quick witted, sarcastic, rude… SO RUDE haha!!! and funny bloke.. he couldn’t really be arsed with technology and I remember trying to set him up on FaceBook a couple of years ago which proved to be challenging (for me hehe!).
He will be sorely missed, big love to the whole family from me, Corrrina, Byron & Safire.
Lastly, this was his occupation, according to facebook… loadsa love mate, see you in the next life…
So, me mate wiv the crate, ole’ LG, “King of tees”, just happens to knock up a podcast once a month. So, once he’s done his thing, he records it to tape, seals it up in an envelope with a nice letter then puts it in the bureau.
While at dinner, he casually mentions to the family that he might take the dog for a walk. I must state that I don’t know if he has a dog or not. Well, after putting the dishes on the side with a parting shot of “I’ll do them in a bit”, LG grabs the envelope and heads for the door, leash in hand…
It’s a 15 minute walk to his nearest post box… sometimes he ventures across the moors, other times he jumps over old “Stumpy o’leg McNolegs” fence, runs amok with the chickens in his yard then bunks over the other side into the alley…
He then deposits said tape into the pillarbox & hopes for the best… he marks it “Wax, Margate”.
Somehow it ends up in my grubby hands… I play the tape… on my own, in the POV, paisley dressing gown slightly open… I might have Bullseye on in the background while I flip the tape over and over in my hand… I might have a snifter of brandy, who knows… eventually, after deciding I want to slip into a snazzy suit, I slip it on and discover a multitude of quite frankly, FUCKIN EXCELLENT MUSIC.
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Last night was taken over by the show that I do once a month called “Polystylism”… WTF is that I hear you cry… well, here’s our tagline… “Where music of various different styles past and present are juxtaposed in proximity” basically I, or whoever takes over the show plays anything they want (other than Hip Hop/Rap) that means something to them, even though they mainly listen to Hip Hop… it’s interesting as people bare their soul with their music and in some cases, exorcise their demons…
I have met people that are “hardcore hip hop”… but after many, many years… they might admit to liking 1 or 2 non hip hop tracks… well, maybe you need to come out the closet and show that you love other music also… maybe you can educate us?
I used to be a music snob… so proud of my hardcore hip hop attitude that I simply wouldn’t entertain anything else… I was terrible… you grow with age & experience… I am trying to grow… why not grow with me? e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet http://twitter.com/polystylism1 to get in on the act and have a takeover show…
Last nights show is now available for download… head to the main site to cop it… mixcloud link coming up… http://polystylism.co.uk/ps4-opening-up-to-synthwave/
So, I was perusing the fantastic, OG site that is oldschoolhiphop.com. This was the first community I became aware of online and joined back in 2001. Just recently I have been going back through a load of old posts and found one where a rip of UK Fresh ’86 had been asked for.
Well, I uploaded the first 2 tapes about 5 years ago to Disco Scratch, but for some reason didn’t upload part 3. Well, I’ve realised I had already ripped it years ago just not upped it. When I went back to the tapes & listened again I got all nostalgic, the looked through posts about UK Fresh ’86 on various websites & thought I’d repost the links to the first 2 tapes & part 3 in this post.
I’d also like to bring your attention to the excellent site run by Simmo, where he has a great page just with info about UK Fresh ’86
There is also a Facebook group (doesn’t seem very active)
If you want to read the actual program from UK Fresh ’86, you can download a PDF HERE
Also, an excellent DJ mix has been done celebrating UK Fresh, by the UK’s K-Delight, stream it here:
And a nice vid off youtube:
Well, onto the music from the actual event, here’s the original post of tape 1 (of 3)
The last tape is available as a download below, or if you subscribe in iTunes or elsewhere you’ll get an auto download. Well, that about wraps up this mega post… I am hoping that in 2016, myself & Repo will be doing a 30th anniversary show featuring never before seen video footage from UK Fresh… stay locked…
Some new tunes, some old, the chat room selection, critical thoughts on new music, some discussion & debate… some serious moments, some surreal moments… laugh & cry with old Wax as I give you the views at 10, opinions, reviews, news & of course the 5 to 11 swear… all to a backdrop of dope Hip Hop…
Special respect to DJ Undercover for the birthday wishes!
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