Back in 2000, I was witness to one of the greatest (and most overlooked) rap battles of all time. I’ve been asked over the years what the vibe was like in the studio that night, and all I can say is, these rappers really hated each other and all that they stood for.

Ice Pinky who represented Brooklyn, Texas, to the fullest really did not like the fact that That Boy Big Weed of Houston’s infamous Hustle Skwad was not “representing the knowledge, god” and once that was communicated, it just escalated from there.

Download this while you can, because I know Ice Pinky‘s label fought long and hard to keep this battle from being heard.

[audio:|titles=Big Weed vs. Ice PInky]

Use the comments section to weigh in on who you think won. I have always thought Big Weed took a close decision over I.P. even before the unfortunate altercation happened at the end.

* … that took place in 2000, on a Thursday night, at a radio station in Austin.

Nicolay – Nautilus (Bob James Tribute)

In: Downloads, Music, Video


I first heard this remake while youtubing one of my favorite local emcees, Kay of The Foundation. Earlier today, Nicolay dropped a high quality version (320kpbs for all the bitrate nerds) of the song. I’ve reposted it here for you all to enjoy.

From Nicolay Music.

In July of 2006, I was approached by people representing world renowned jazz keyboardist Bob James. They were working on putting together a project, to be called ‘Sampling Bob James: The Nautilus Project’, on which several DJ’s and producers would present their take on one of the most sampled tracks in hip-hop history, ‘Nautilus’, from Bob James’ 1974 album ‘One’. To my delight, I was invited to be one of the contributors, but instead of sampling the original, I chose to ‘cover’ it and re-create the track from scratch.

They really liked my version of ‘Nautilus’, but the project has remained unreleased. My version did end up online, by way of a viral video. Ever since, people have been asking me for a high quality version, so… here it is! Enjoy, and please… spread the word. You are more than welcome to share the link or the file itself.

Thank you for listening,


Download here.

BONUS: Nicolay – Nautilus with Kay of the Foundation on the intro…

phunkwatchaheard! radio

Phunkwhatchaheard! Radio, a weekly funk and soul show hosted by my man Jaekim StackCache which airs every Thursday* from 7-8pm Central Time on KTRU 91.7fm in Houston, just turned a year old this past week. To celebrate, Jae put together a one-year anniversary show Thursday that featured a special guest mix by Austin’s DJ Chicken George — DJ, producer, and O.G. alum of Houston’s acclaimed Soular Grooves Radio show.

Chicken George, who has two EPs out on Swedish Brandy (The Swed.u.s.h Connection, and The Swed.u.s.h Connection vol. 2), throws down a dope mix of modern funk with some heavy remixes of classic tunes. Check it out:

[audio:|titles=Phunkwhatchaheard! Radio One-Year Anniversary Show feat. DJ Chicken George – 07 may 09]

One-year anniversary episode tracklist (07 May 09)
mixed live by DJ Chicken George:

Greyboy f/ Sharon Jones – “Got To Be a Love” (Paul Nice Mix)
Kutiman – “No Groove Where I Come From”
El Michels Affair – “C.R.E.A.M.”
Pure P – “Fonky President”
Lynn Collins – “Give it Up or Turn Me Lose”
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On” (SHH remix)
Eddie Harris – “Bold & Black” (DJ Nu-mark remix)
Natural Self f/ Alice Russell – Dont Need This Trouble”
Nick Nack – “Do You Believe Me”
Thes One – “DBC Let The Music Play” (remix instrumental)
Ramsey Lewis – “Do What You Wanna” (Mr. Scruff’s Soul Party remix)
United 8 – “Getting Uptown (To Get Down)”
Flow Dynamics – “Live in the Mix”
Archie Bell & The Drells – “Tighten Up” (Mophono remix)
The Bamboos – “Happy”
Breakout – “Planet Rock” (Pts 1 & 2)
Mellow Madness – “Save The Youth” (Kenny Dope remix)

There’s a special historical twist to Chicken George and JaeKim broadcasting together on KTRU again. I first met both of these cats about 10 years or so ago at that same station.

Jae (who then went by the name Theory) was doing an underground Hip-Hop radio show at the time called the Twelve Inch Sub with a dude from Vancouver named Eddie Question. I was doing my own Hip-Hop show at KVRX in Austin in those days, and wanted to stop in and check out how folks were getting down back in my hometown. Jae and Eddie welcomed me into the studio where they were handling the mics and board duties. They introduced me to Chicken George, who was holding things down in the mix on the turntables.

Fast forward to ’09, and there they are again in the same station where I met them — Jae on the boards, Chicken in the mix. Hearing them together on this anniversary show brings back old memories. It all comes back around.

Since that time, Chicken, Jae and I have all had our stints at DJ Sun‘s Soular Grooves, so I consider these cats part of my extended fam.

The Phunkwhatchaheard! anniversary celebrations continue in Austin on May 30, with Chicken George and DJ Starsign spinning along side Jaekim at Malverde:

Phunkwhatchaheard! Live @ Malverde in Austin

You can read more about JaeKim and Phunkwatchaheard! in the latest issue of Boy-Cott magazine. Just holler at the following PDF link and scroll down to page 8:

* Note: The show will be pre-empted for the next two weeks for Rice sports coverage, but they’ll be back to their regular weekly schedule on May 28. So, mark your calendars and hit up the show’s facebook and myspace pages for updates and links to the stream of the show.

Bonus: Here are some previous episodes to add to your collection:

week 43 (30 apr 09) feat. guest mix by DJ Pooks

Trus’me – Intro
Isaac Hayes – Ellie’s Love Theme
Norman Connors – You Are My Starship
Billy Paul – Let The Dollar Circulate
Steve Spacek – Let The Dollar Circulate
Willie Hutch – Brother’s Gonna Work It Out
Stevie Wonder – Boogie On Reggae Woman
Convertion – Let’s Do It
Ignition – Secret Sunday Lover (Greg Wilson Edit)
Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around (Discolexic Edit)
U-Tern – Give It Up
Bill Withers – Who Is He (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (K2 Edit)
Roy Ayers – Brand New Feeling (Timmy Regisford Remix)

week 42 (23 Apr 09):

lee dorsey- “a lover was born”
daktaris- “musicawi slit” pt2
donald byrd- “think twice” (mizell brothers remix)
betty padgett- “sugar daddy” (instrumental extended mix)
the arch cupcake- “gutter snipe”
elmore judd- “rats”
shawn lee- “whatever side you’re on”
towa tei- “taste of you” (feat. taprikk sweezee)
whodini- “magic’s wand”
mr. scruff- “kalimba”
jazzy jeff- “house of tribe” (k-dope main mix)
dj kiva- “seven sisters”
sharon jones & the dap kings- “how long do i have to wait?” (ticklah remix)

Gabe Vaughn – Gospel Mix – Part 2

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

Gabe Vaughn - Gospel Mix Part 2

My good homie Gabe, a consummate crate digger, soul aficionado, and all-around awesome dude, dug deep in his music vaults and put together this incredible selection of gospel tunes.

[audio:|titles=Gabe Vaughn – Gospel Mix Part 2]
¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (right-click and save as)

The tracklist can be found at the end of this post or on his blog. First, some backstory on my man Gabe.

Little known fact: My first ever DJ gig at a club was June 9, 2001 at a place on 6th Street in Austin called the Empanada Parlour. The party was to celebrate the launch of an online magazine/event promotions site called Suckarepellent.

The main event was outside on the big stage, with Bavu headlining a roster of Texas live acts and Firewheel quarterbacking the action on the decks.

My club debut took place in the small room indoors. There were four DJs on that bill. Three of us (myself, JD, and DJ Starsign) drove in from Houston the day before, making our way out of town just as Tropical Storm Allison came in and unleashed a hundred-year flood that practically drowned my hometown. The other DJ and lone official Austinite of the bunch, was a young dude named Gabe, who at the time went under the name Dr. Ekl.

I first met Gabe, then a producer and member of a collective of upstart MCs and writers called Arctectonics, through the radio show I used to do on KVRX called the House of Phat Beats.

I’d known him just as a young Hip-Hop kid, but that night at Empanada Parlour, he talked to me about his passion for older records. He did a set of funk and soul classics — Ohio Players, Marvin Gaye, stuff like that. I remember digging his set a lot.

Eight years later, Gabe is in DEEP. He’s always had a voracious appetite for music, and a superb ear for finding treasures amongst the masses of styles and sounds floating out in the wild. He’s made a name for himself as a member of the crews that host the The Second Sunday Sock Hop and the soon-to-be-renamed Waxploitation! parties in Austin.

Dude is really talented and knowledgeable, and you can tell that easily by listening to the selections he put together above. I used to play songs for him and his homeboys up at the radio show, but now (and really, for a long time now), I look up to him for what he knows and has taught me about music. I also feel blessed that on my first outing as a DJ, I witnessed an early stage of Gabe‘s musical journey, and that makes that night that much more special to me.

Enough of the sentimental stuff, tho. Scroll back up and download this mix. It’s chock full of great tunes, and it will make you feel good about life.

Here’s the tracklisting:

The Consolers – Glad To Be In The Number (Nashboro)
CBS Trumpeteers – Milky White Way (Nashboro)
The Birds of Harmony – Oh What A Good Time (Gospel)
The Mighty Gospel Giants – Waiting (Savoy)
The Melody Kings – I’m Saved (Movin)
The Six Trumpets – Set Me Free (Nashboro)
The Zion Trumpeteers – Lord I’m In Your Care (Box)
The Bibletones – You Know My Heart (Gospel)
The Hi-Way Q.C.’s – What Makes A Man (Peacock)
The Salem Travelers – Help Me To Hold Out (HA-LO)
Bill Moss & Celestials – I’ve Got A Satisfied Mind (Bilesse)
Traveling Kings – Sing On (Nashboro)
The Five (5) Stars – Be Yourself (Note)
The Mighty Clouds of Joy – A Friend In Jesus (Peacock)
Elete Jewels – Wicked Race (Simpson)
The Bibletones – I’ve Got It (Gospel)
Bright Stars – Jesus Keep Your Arms Around Me (Nashboro)
The Hi Way Que C’s – Lord Have Mercy (Peacock)

I’ve been on a house kick lately, so I was geeked when Joey Honey linked me (via the Dublin Bus Disco blog) to this ’80s house mix by Leftside Wobble, called Delirious Influences Part 1. Good, good shit. Peep:

¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (or click on the down-arrow at right in the audio preview above)

Leftside Wobble gives the mix a bit of context on his blog. Y’all should also peep the other posts on Dublin Bus Disco. Bunch of goodies all over that site.

Here’s the tracklist to Leftside Wobble‘s mix:

Fingers Inc – Mystery Of Love
Harlequin Fours – Set It Off
Nitro Deluxe – Let’s Get Brutal
T-Coy – Carino
The It – Donnie
Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey
Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride
Blaze – Whatcha Gonna Do
Trak This – Intense (I’m Happy)
E.S.P. – It’s You
Arnold Jarvis – Take Some Time Out
Raze – Jack The Groove
Liz Torres – Can’t Get Enough
On The House – Pleasure Control

Welcome to the Cinco de Mayo edition of Welfare, where fake-Mexican Lil Tiger and real-Mexican Empanadamn each serve up five 5ives to get you through 5/5. (Not that we actually thought that far ahead and included anything remotely Mexico-related in our selections or anything. That would require planning and forethought. We don’t really do that here.)

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

empanadamn | May I?

The Alchemist “That’ll Work” (Feat. Three 6 Mafia & Juvenile)
New cut off of The Alchemist’s forthcoming Chemical Warfare. This beat is murderlous. The rapping is kinda third-rate, but hey, it’s 2009!

Teairra Mari “Diamonds” (Feat. Kanye West)
I don’t condone diamonds, so in exchange, I’ll put this song on your finger. I don’t care if you say no.

The Secret Handshake “Brand New Love”
An album cut from Dallas native Luis Dubuc’s The Secret Handshake. My Name Up In Lights carries forward on that electronic rock / bubble gum / synth pop tip. I’m not really feeling the album on the whole. Dude needs to put the breaks on the auto-tune and mix it up with some females vocals. I’d be OK with instrumentals though.

Novalima “Yo Voy” (Seiji Remix)
Peruvian Afro-Latin blaps with the Seiji drum treatment. Escucha esto.

Datarock “New Days Dawn”
One of the more toned down cuts from the poppy/synth rock Norwegian duo’s soon to be released album Red.


dj lil tiger | I’m not a Mexican, but I used to play one back in Texas

Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats – Afro Coco Soul (live)
Heavy West African funk and soul vibes from Sierra Leone’s Geraldo Pino, an early influence of the man they call Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Major Lazer – Hold The Line (Poirier remix)
Montréal’s Ghislain Poirier (a recent addition to the Ninja Tune stable) puts his smoking hot Wha-La-La-Leng Riddim underneath the already intense debut from Major Lazer, the Diplo/Switch mega-collabo that got all the kiddies all twisted up. Mr. Lexx and Santigold on the vox, of course.

Organized Konfusion – Decisions
Here’s a little gem I used to play endlessly during my moodier Hip-Hop days. This is off the America Is Dying Slowly compilation for AIDS awareness circa 1996. I forget how good Monch and Prince Po used to sound together.

The Aislers Set – Walked in Line (Live)
I miss The Aislers Set. They’re one of my all time favorite bands, and it saddens me that most folks have never heard of them. I remain devout. This tune is a cover of Joy Division’s “Walked In Line” from The Aislers Sets’ sessions for John Peel (R.I.P.) in 2003 at Maida Vale. More detail about those recordings here.

Vanessa Freeman – Sunrays
The ever prolific Vanessa Freeman pours sunrays all over your soul. One of the more beautiful tracks on The Chromatic Universe compilation that Alex Attias put together back in 2002.


Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.


We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

– Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

– On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Now that the gloom and doom of Tax Day is behind us, we can return to the finer things in life, like desperately hoping we stay employed or fed or mobile or just plain sane as the rest of the world crumbles around us. With that in mind, your faithful and loyal representatives here at buhbOmp give you another installment of Welfare. It might not cure your financial troubles, but it will definitely help set your mind free. It’s our own humble little stimulus package. Enjoy.

(Click the song names to take you to the off-site sharing pages where you can download the tunes. For detailed instructions on how to navigate the sharing sites where we host our files, we’ve got instructions at the end of this post)

cashless | Soured and salted 4life (Softhands edition)

Diamond District – I Mean Business
DC’s producer du jour, Oddisee along with rappers X.O. and YU are Diamond District. I first heard Oddisee on Pete Rosenberg’s A Rosenberg Oddiseemixtape (look at that cover artwork, I don’t even need to tell you who’s style that is) and have been checking for him ever since. I kinda picked I Mean Business arbitrarily, but it definitely gives off the boom-bappish feel of the album and Oddisee’s production in general.

DJ Day – Still Ray

DJ Day – Skyy (Can you feel me)

Ok, this is a 2-parter from one of our favorite dudes in the game, DJ Day.
These are both haunting interpolations and anything I could say about them would do them no justice whatsoever, so I’ll let the dude, Day, break it down in his own words. Via Like a Throttle

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This is all Cosmo Baker’s fault. I mean, I’ve always loved Saadiq going back to the TTT days, but hearing Cosmo’s mix of his work really put it all in perspective. Raphael Saadiq is a genius. Period. Just listen and you’ll see. From Tony! Toni! Tone! & Stevie Wonder to Q-Tip & DJ Quik, he is just that dude.

So, without jumping further on his nuts…fast forward a couple days later and I’m driving around town bumping this CD. “Still Ray” came on and stayed on and that’s when I knew I had to re-do it (now I know how Dre must’ve felt). I came home and listened to it, figured out the piano part and played everything else from there. Once I was finished I called my man Miles Bonny to lay down vocals and trumpet like only he can and here it is, free for you. …

This was going to (and still might) come out on vinyl with another Saadiq cover I did that’s an instrumental. I’ll keep you all posted and I might just post it on the strength*.

*That track, “Skyy (Can you feel me)” is linked above.

Dãm-Funk – Kill Dat aka Kill Dat Muthafucka
Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Kat Williams, Suga Free & Dãm-Funk. What do these hood certified men have to do with each other? All have fabulous, silky, luxurious, bitch perms! I gotta get my shit did soon so I can show out on Butt Nekkid Wednesdays!

B.o.B. – I’ll Be in The Sky (Astronote Remix)
Fact: B.o.B. is just straight up corny. Since Haterz Everywhere, B.o.B. has been on some after-school special shit. One more feelgoody two-shoes joint outta this dude, and I’m officially classifying him as a gospel rapper. Producer Astronote allows me to temporarily forget this.


empanadamn | Skinnier than hip-hop

U.N.K.L.E. “Bloodstain”
This weather got me ag and reverting to my leave-me-be, emo skull thuggery. Here’s a personal favorite, moody track with sad girl lyrics from DJ Shadow-produced UNKLE.

Junior Boys “Parallel Lines”
Junior Boys is not only Michael Jackson’s favorite department to hang while at JC Penny’s (just kiddin’, homie), but a gleaming Canadian export implementing live instrumentation, production and vocals. This is the lead track off their most recent album Begone Dull Care.

Camera Obscura “Careless Love”
This Scottish outfit is a breath of fresh air / palate cleanser for a lot of stuff that I’ve been subjected to recently. It’s musically clean without being sterile, inflecting light to heavy-heartedness throughout. Chicks (like me) really dig this stuff. Also, just to clarify, there’s no bag pipes in this so don’t get your hopes up, McScrooge.

Depeche Mode “In Sympathy”
Gotta give it up to these dudes. They’ve been putting out music, performing and touring for close to 3 decades. Their sixty-11th album Sounds Of The Universe, dropping later this month, continues the tradition of their later albums with the darknesses prevailing over their shiny-happy new wave beginnings. This one accomplishes being depressing and uptempo at the same time.

Prince “Let’s Pretend We’re Married”
I went to DJ Spinna‘s Soul Slam party last Saturday with my friend Minuette and while dancing Diddy pulled me into his circle of fun ( || ). After extinguishing my dancing shoes, I opened a Twitter account just to thank @iamdiddy, then filmed a live video blog on the spot to tell my friends around the world the news about Cassie’s new half-shaved head. SIKE! (about the Twitter / v-blog part)


dj lil tiger | tax-free

Estelle f. Kardinal Offishall – Magnificent
This song is catchy as hell, and I can’t stop listening to it. I’ve also been a long time Kardinal fan, so that helps. Ronson got the touch.

Black Milk – Mo Power (right-click and save as)
Detroit’s Black Milk are really doing it for me lately, and this tune is sick as hell. Short, but sick as hell. Dudes got the drum game down solid. (Proppers to Rappers I Know (as usual) for showing me the way.)
[audio:|titles=Black Milk – Mo Power]

JP ft Ash Man & Xei – Jungle Skank
This tune epitomizes everything I love about Funky House right now. Got the Afro-Caribbean tribal vibe. Got raw, sexy club feel with the proper low end. Got the change-ups. All kinds of unusual shit going on here, and I’m all about it.

Jah Cure – Searching
This is my favorite off the Indiscretions riddim. Jah Cure always brings the true emotion, and this tune makes me want to curl up next to my gal and pretend the rest of the world doesn’t exist.

Mondo Grosso – Now You Know Better
This is off Mondo Grosso‘s MG4 album that came out in 2000, and it still sounds great. I’m also a sucker for anything that showcases Amel Larrieux‘s beautiful and mesmerizing voice.


Don’t forget to check out our Welfare archives.



We host all our Welfare downloads off-site, so what you need to do to download them is to click on the song name in the post, and then look for a download link on the page that that takes you to.

We mostly use divShare, so for divShare follow these steps to download the songs:

– Click on the name of the song. That will take you to a divShare page.

– On the divShare page, look for the black circle with an arrow pointing down. Below that arrow is a link that says “Download original”. Click that link and after a few seconds, the download should start automatically.

That should do it.

If the file is hosted on some other site besides divShare (like ZShare or MediaFire or something) then just look for a link on that site’s page that says download. When you click on the download link, it will probably do something similar to divShare and make you wait a handful of seconds before it starts the download (or offers a specific link to the download).

Hit us up in the comments if you need further instruction. We’re here to help. Thanks.

Peter Jay – Q&A: The Mix

In: Downloads, Mixes, Music

Peter Jay - Q&A The Mix

It’s been another shitty, cold, dreary, wintery Spring day in NY, and it’s really harshing my mellow. Luckily, Peter Jay uploaded his latest mix today, and the diverse goodness of it has helped lift my spirits. The Astoria, Queens (by way of BK and L.A.) DJ/producer has put together a great mix of soulful electronic beats and tunes with some classic splashes. Lots of different sounds in there to get into.

(It’s tracked and labeled for your musical organizing pleasure)

Here’s the tracklist:

Trus’me – W.A.R Dub
Clyde – Roll Of The Beast – Original Mix
George Kranz – Din Daa Daa (45 King Remix)
Jesse Rose – Forget My Name feat. Hot Chip – Original Mix
Motor City Drum Ensemble – SMK Pt. 2
Linkwood – What’S Up With the Drums__Underground_
Content (aka Jesse Rose) – The Tribute – Original Mix
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman
Shoes – Me and My Diva
Frankie Knuckles – Your Love
DJ Rels – Don’t U Know
Motor City Drum Ensemble – Stripped Down to the Bone

For more on Peter Jay, holler at his myspace, or peruse his twitterings.

Also, here’s an interview he did last year with Soundwaves KPFK‘s Abraham Beltran in L.A.:

Mmmm. Zankou Chicken. That garlic sauce is made from some kind of high-grade narcotic. Damn, I miss L.A. I need some Tarna back in my life.

Texas folks who are fans of any kind of underground electronic/dance music, whether it be house, techno, broken beat, drum and bass or whatever, should already know the name Merrick Brown. Merrick, now a Chicago-based designer, DJ, artist, photographer, producer and recent daddy (phew!), is a legend of the Austin electronic music scene. He was instrumental in bringing cutting edge music to the city, both as a promoter and DJ at various club nights, and through records released by the labels he created and ran, Chalant Music and Teklite Recordings.

I spun with Merrick a few times at Get Broke, his pioneering weekly club night in Austin that brought a remarkable array of creative, forward-thinking dance music to the city during an impressive five-year run. Merrick (and Tyler and Wil) really made me feel at home, and I look back at those gigs as some of the most fun and enjoyable that I’ve ever done.

Way back in 2005, Merrick and Tyler invited me to spin with them at the Get Broke three-year anniversary, and I remember Merrick telling me that night that he was really getting into Dubstep and had been spinning it more and more. So, I was delighted to see that he posted a recording of a live Dubstep clash he did recently with Timid at Bass Goes Boom, Chicago’s first all-Dubstep monthly. Check it out below:

[audio:|titles=Merrick Brown vs. Timid – Live @ Bass Goes Boom – 04.03.2009]
¬ DOWNLOAD IT HERE (right-click and save as)

Here’s the tracklist:

1. Reso & I.D – Torvus
2. Helixir – Narcotik Dub
3. Basic Channel – Phylyps Trak 2.2
4. Shed – Another Wedged Chicken
5. Pangaea – Mosaix
6. Taz Buckfaster – Marmalade
7. XI – Unfair
8. Ike Release – Modern Mythology
9. Kid Cudi – Day and Night (Widdler’s Dubstep Remix)
10. Caprice – Look Back
11. Martyn – Right? Star!
12. Sully – Heartbeat
13. DJ 2000F – You Don’t Know What Love Is
14. Flying Lotus – RobertaFlack (Martyn’s Heartbeat Mix)
15. Loefah – Root
16. Peverelist – Clunk Click Every Trip
17. Reso – Spooky
18. Elemental – Raw Material
19. DLX – Extinction
20. Emalkay – Explicit
21. Ike Release – Jenova
22. Kode 9 – Black Sun
23. Moderat – No. 22
24. 2562 – Kontrol
25. Coleco – That Feeling
26. Ike Release – Motor City Lights
27. Synkro – Don’t Know
28. TRG – Move Dis
29. Helixir – Helicraft
30. Technician – Get it Boyz
31. Zomby – Aquafresh
32. Joker – Digidesign
33. 12th Planet – Ptera Patrick
34. Skream & Cluekid – Sandsnake
35. Reso & I.D – Engram
36. F – The Untitled Dub
37. Ike Release – Modern Mythology
38. XI – Come Back VIP
39. Snoop Dogg – Sexual Seduction (Chimpo Remix)
40. The Specials – Ghost Town (DJG Bootleg)
41. Hektagon – Running Through (Elemental Remix)
42. DLX – Matter of Fact
43. Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox

You can follow Merrick on Twitter to keep up with his latest activities. He also still has tons of audio (dating back NINE freakin’ years) available for download from his archives. (There’s even a couple of Lil Tiger live mixes buried in there.)

Also, if you dig on Dubstep, check out DJ Suma’s LuvSIK mix that we posted earlier this week.


Thought I’d post up some bits that have been keeping me happy as of late, courtesy Jefre @ Root Strata Blog who gleaned it from Mississipppi Records of Portland, Ore. The dudes that run the store also put records out and have been releasing comp cassettes of all kinds. Apparently these tapes are only available at the shop itself but they encourage the ripping and sharing of the contents. They’ve put out a shit load in the last few months, more than I can keep up with, but all the ones I’ve heard I really like.

Vol. 19 covers jazz on the free/spiritual/cosmic tip and it’s some good shit. My ocd-inspired listening habits turnover fairly quickly and I forget how much I dig on the 60’s 70’s jazz. I’ve been revisiting/discovering Roland Kirk and the first song on side 1 of the comp – holy shit damn!

Grab it over here and while you’re at it, peruse some of the posts – lots of interesting stuffs.


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