Wednesday, 21 July 2010


Finally, me and Jaisu got round to filming some of his new beats for vol.7... The monster on the MPC 2000XL is back. Click below, but first turn ya speakers up!!! Follow Jaisu on twitter HERE and tell him what you think!



Saturday, 17 July 2010

Budgie hurtin em, Live Beat Set @Boiler Rooms

Den vet Budgie (check the homeworks, beatcypher 09, league 08, league 09 if you need more info) recently played another live set at the boiler room (live ustream/podcast broadcasted from a warehouse in London), its not the first time he's played one so check the link at the bottom of the post if you wanna hear more episodes.

This one was the LIVIN PROOF takeover this one of the DJ crews Budge is a part of blessing many a party with Soul, Funk, Boogie, Rare Groove and Hiphop selections, anyway the crew piled down the Boiler Room last tuesday (Budgie, Rags, DJ Snips, Khalil [uk]), for Budgies last 10 minutes he blessed the set with his own beats.

Budgie @Boiler Room #17

Too ill, check the full podcast below or the link to the main page at Read Platform.

Boiler Room #16 Living Proof Takeover by PLATFORM

New Wizard Leaks!

Old boy Wizard has been busy! he's currently crafting a new LP titled "That Work" the follow up to his "Ear To The Beat" album that he put out last year, to get the innanets buzzing he's leaked a couple joints from the project and if these are anything to go by then the final album should be cashews!.

Wizard & Sonnyjim - 99%

Wizard & Ramson Badbonez - Blood Splat (I Get It Poppin')

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Homework 65 - The Summertime Joint

Brand new homework, deadline is due this Sunday 11th July.

Homework 65 - The Summertime Joint

With the dope weather we've been having we figure we'd better put the sun to some good use and turn it into some sunworthy blaps so this week we need you guys to turn in a Summertime themed beat!

So whats a summertime beat?

Good question, basically anything that'll compliment good ol sunshine weather!, whether you feel its some laid back boombap over jazz loops or a beach worthy summertime synth banger!, similar to the "FIFTY" week you could also use it as a play on words or summertime theme (i.e. flip the beach boys, KC and the Sunshine band, Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers, Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang get the picture) we're in dope ass beat territory with this pretty much giving you an open licence to turn something in!.

Submit your beats to please dont send them to the myspace or PM them to me on the forum!! dont want to chase beats in the session!!.

Beats are due 11th July, stream should start by 19:00 at the latest, stay tuned to @louisden on twitter, bring a cool box and a few brews with you and we'll be playing these summertime blaps in the lab!

lets get em!!

Vote BUG! in the BBE mixtape competition

BUG's been a busy chap, he's recently entered a mix into the BBE Mixtape Competition, the goal of which is the create the best mixtape from BBE material; if BUG's mix gets chosen he'll have the opportunity get his entry released on the label officially!.

So boom!! get voting for BUG and get our man the top spot! in order for him to be considered he needs to get at least 100 plays before 16th July so get over there and give it a listen and a "Like" on Facebook!

we'll leave you with the words from BUG and links to his mix!.

I entered a mix for the BBE Mixtape Competition 2010. It’s formed entirely of tracks from the BBE Catalogue and I tried to incorporate my favourite original BBE material and avoid tracks from other BBE mixes or compilations. The winning mix will get a release on BBE Records which is definitely a good look – You can listen to my contribution HERE and please feel free to show your support through comments, favourites and Facebook ‘likes’ on the Mixcloud page!

BUG's BBE Mixtape Tracklist
01 – Roy Ayers – Everybody Loves The Sunshine (Demo Version)
02 – Roy Ayers – Searching (feat. Erykah Badu)
03 – Goapele – Too Much The Same
04 – J Dilla – Dime Piece (feat. Dwele) (Remix)
05 – Electric Wire Hustle – Waters
06 – Pete Rock – Smooth Sailing
07 – Dynas – The Apartment
08 – Madlib – Yo Yo Affair Pt. 1 & 2 (feat. Frenza)
09 – Dj Vadim – You Are Yours (feat. Yarah Bravo)
10 – Dj Spinna – Drive (feat. Shadowman)
11 – Dj Jazzy Jeff – Scram (feat. Freddie Foxx)
12 – Dj Jazzy Jeff – Are You Ready (feat. Slum Village)
13 – Pete Rock – Niggaz Know (feat. J Dilla)
14 – Symbolyc One & Illmind – Been Gone (feat. Strange Fruit Project, Proh Mic & S’Ence)
15 – The Foreign Exchange – Come Around (feat. Darien Brockington)
16 – Julien Dyne – Fallin’ Down (feat. Parks)
17 – J-Live – The Upgrade (feat. Plug Won & Oddisee)
18 – Slakah The Beatchild – Enjoy Ya Self V2 (feat. Drake)
19 – J Dilla – Think Twice
20 – Ty – Me (feat. Erik Rico)
21 – King Britt – Superstar (feat. Ivana Santilli)


Check out BUG's remix to Micheal Jacksons "Rock My World" which he dropped at last months beat cypher!.

Michael Jackson - You Rock My World (BUG Remix) by BUGMusic

Monday, 5 July 2010

Jon Phonics @ Suspect Packages Live - Fri 9th July London

This Friday catch the Half Past Calm Allstars hitting the Vibe Bar for Suspect Packages Live celebrating the release of Jon Phonics' latest release "Half Past Calm 2" PA will come from KOSYNE, SONNY JIM, KAL SEREOUSZ, OBBA SUPA, MICALL PARKNSUN, M9, CYRUS MALACHI, VERB T, RAMSON BADBONEZ, 9 PLANETS (Phoenix, Prophet, Blasphemy & Rootz) and T BEAR, expect banging beats and live renditions of material Jon has produced with these artists!

  • Hit up the Suspect Pacakges official blog for more info!
  • Myke Forte Zodiak Beat Tape - Cancer

    More freeness from Den producer (and recent King Of The Beats #6 winner!!! congrats!!!!) Myke Forte in the form of his Cancer beat tape, another free release and addition to the Zodiak series Myke brings together a collection of beats that cover the traits and characteristics of this particular star sign.

    Download, digest and more importantly make sure you support the mans work when it comes time to dig in your pockets!!

    Get em Myke!

    Myke Forte - Zodiak Beat Tape (Cancer) [2010

    01 BlackSkies (Moon Child)
    02 iLiveDis (Emotional)
    03 SadStoryOne (Empathy)
    04 Galaxyway (Mood Change)
    05 AstralPlane120 (Moon Water)
    06 Positively (Negativley)
    07 Percy Flip (Pinch Clip)
    08 WithoutLove (Intimacy)
    09 Resolve (Caring)
    10 Rugged (Tough Skinned)
    11 RealLife (Lonely)
    12 Mystics (Secretive)
    13 HurtWithin (Soft Natured)


    Bonus Vid
    Check the full video from the recent King Of The Beats event which Myke Forte ended up taking the crown (and crates!!), shouts to Pritt for the upload, keep up the great work!.

    King Of The Beats #6