19 September 2017

Dj E.S.P - Gatherings From The Mind


Underrated mix tape from Dj E.S.P, enjoy.

12 September 2017

Raw Soul - Raw Soul EP


I don't know much about this group other than they are from San Francisco and I had heard Are U Wid Me on a mixtape at some point. Thanks to whatever blog I found this rip on originally.

5 September 2017

...Of Proliteariots - Blue Collar Blues


As requested, ...Of Proliteariots - Blue Collar Blues. 

29 August 2017

Kayer - Permanent Knock



I posted about Permanent Knock, the new album from Kayer back in May and at the time I hadn't sat down and listened to the album, I'd only checked the tracks on Bandcamp. Since then I've received my tape order and spent some time listening to the album and I've got to say, as much as I enjoyed his earlier music this new album is really good.

I've been thinking about this for the last few days and I can't seem to pinpoint any one thing that makes this album stand out and I've come to the conclusion that it's the sum of all its parts that does it. Coming in at just over 34 mins the album is just the right length with no filler or lackluster tracks. There's some heavyweight guest verses from Myka 9, 2 Mex, Maleko, and Spoon of Iodine as well as guest cuts from Deeskee, Dj Vinroc, Dj Fossil, and one of my personal favorites Dj Icewater.

If you told me this album was made in the early 2000's during the heyday of the new wave of the bay area underground scene I would likely believe you and I'd be calling up Shane at Below The Surface or P-Minus at Atak to order a copy. In 2017 you unfortunately don't have the option of phoning Shane or P-Minus to order music but you can check out Kayer's bandcamp and order a digital or physical copy directly from him...and I suggest that you do. Please support good people making good music.

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22 August 2017

Key-Kool & Rhettmatic - Kozmonauts


The homie Jackson reminded me about this album the other day and I started thinking about how influential it was when it came out in 1995. This was the first release on the Up Above Records label, 2 years before the Visionaries came out and really put the label on the map. I've always felt that this album, as well as the Lyfe'N'Time album from The B.U.M.S really helped open doors for a new generation of westcoast underground groups.