March 19, 2015

2015-CRDS Presents-95 Da Illest Volume 2

Peace all,

Here is Volume 2 of the CRDS Presents-95 Da Illest compilations showcasing exactly how dope and diverse the year 1995 was (there is dope music on here from Sweden, New York and Los Angeles etc.) and to be honest it is still quite hard to fathom that all of this music turns over 20 years old this year, I had a lot of these joints on wax and CD at some stage and I fondly remember picking up these 12"s and albums.

Mad props and many thanks to 1994hiphop, Hillside, BYN, Alexandre Circuit Power and everyone that downloads and share these compilations, sends me emails, leaves comments and note in the c-box and to all of the good people out there that rip classic 90's Hip Hop in good quality, I salute you...volume 3 up soon.

01-2 Mental-Mental Illness (Produced by Louie Vega)
02-Bakers Of The Holy Bread ft F.N. Soup - Bring It On Back (Produced by Collén & Webb)
03-Most Desh - Hip Hop Is Livin' (Produced by Kevin'The Blade' Gordon)
04-Frankie Cutlass ft Doo-Wop, Evil Twins & Fat Joe-Boriquas On Da Set (Flip Squad Remix) Video (for original version)
05-Evil Twins-Evil Twin Glock (Produced by Frankie Cutlass)
06-Real Live-Crime Is Money
07-Show & A.G-Add On
08-DJ Quik-Get At Me
09-Smif-N-Wessun-Wrekonize (Remix Vocal) (Produced by S T Double E L E) Video (for original version)
10-Bahamadia-True Honey Buns (Dat Freak Sh-t) (Produced by DJ Premier) Video
11-Grand Puba-A Little Of This (Stud Doogie Remix)
12- AZ - Your World Don't Stop (Original Version) (Produced by Spunk Bigga)
13-Shanow-Remedy Man (Produced by R.P.M.)
14-Ill Al Skratch- Don't Shut Down On A Player (Produced by The LG Experience) Video
15-Defari-Big Up (Produced by E-Swift)


March 5, 2015

DJ ART AND FRIENDS @ Havana Bar-Friday March 6th 2015

Friday March 6 @Havana Bar
Live sets from K*Saba and Raw Deezy
with DJ sets from Jaz and Art

K Saba's bio:
Somebody tell this dude that his time signatures are confusing me. Where’s the 1? What key is this in? What is consciousness? I’m stuck in a jazz trance and I can’t get out. Damn you K-Saba. I want my boom bap back. Things will never be the same.

Raw Deezy:
Producer and MC from Evil Mule and Raw Collective. Playing fresh productions and also getting on the mic

DJ Jaz + DJ Art:
2 Veteran DJs from NZ's longest running Hip Hop / Funk radio show 'Wednesday Night Jam'. Jaz runs the internet channel Cold Rock the Spot (CRDS)and CRDS Radio and Art runs Newtown Sound promoting local music and hosting the biggest stage of the Newtown Festival (the biggest free street festival in NZ).


February 25, 2015

February 1, 2015

YT (UK) Australasian Tour 2015 - Wellington

After sell out shows in 2014, Reggae Dancehall Sensation, YT, returns to Australasia, with big vibes, lyrics, and skills!

Do not miss the chance to check one of the world’s leading reggae artists in action!

Also featuring:
Raw Collective
James Faction


YT Bio:
The Suffolk town of Ipswich is not where you would expect to discover a leading light in UK reggae, but this is the reality of YT, the artist whom David Rodigan refers to as ‘an original and inspiring social commentator’.

Bursting onto the scene with an unashamedly British sound and story, YT has cemented his place as one of the stars of contemporary reggae, making a name for himself as a white British artist in a predominantly Caribbean-dominated genre.

Growing up on a diet of Saxon sound tapes and practicing the lyrics of 80s UK veteran deejays such as Tippa Irie, Papa Levi, Asher Senator and Smiley Culture as well as Jamaican artists like Papa San and Yellowman, gave the young YT an education in reggae lyrics and how to flow over a beat.

YT became part of Ipswich sound, Ashanti, and in 1992 went into the studio for the first time in Brixton with Dennis Rootical. He went on to link with Patrick Donnegan at Progressive Sounds in Battersea, Jack Reuben, The Riddler and a young Seanie T, and Stingray (one of the major London labels). It was this link that eventually took him to Jamaica to work with Big Ship, John John and Shocking Vibes among others.

YT has founded his own label, Sativa Records, and has had hit singles with leading producers from around the world including Mungo’s Hi Fi, Necessary Mayhem, Congo Natty, Vibronics and many more. They include the international smash hit ‘Wicked Act’, a thought provoking account of 7/7 London bombings, and the chart-topping ‘England Story’.

He has also released three albums, ‘Straight Outta Britain’, ‘Born Inna Babylon’, and the last in the trilogy, ‘Revolution Time’, which was released in July 2012.

YT has toured across the UK and Europe, South America, and Asia, and his live shows are renowned. He has the ability to cross genres and sounds, spanning reggae, dancehall, jungle, and drum and bass.

Event at Facebook
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January 13, 2015

CRDS Presents-95-Da Illest Volume 1

Happy New Year :D

Ayyooooo welcome to 2015 and here is the first compilation for  the year and a small look back at the supreme year of 1995 and some of the finest Hip Hop music had to offer in that year...The title was a label that I gave my old tapes back in '95.

I remember making mixes and compilations pretty much every couple of weeks (and I had a dual tape deck, so I would make dubs for whoever wanted them) and working in a dope record store and having a lot of Friends as DJ's and being on record company promo lists etc...good music was certainly never in short supply.

I am working on an in-depth Back To '95 post but in the meantime, enjoy this compilation and I hope you are exposed to some new dopeness or these bring back some great memories flooding back...Turn IT UP!!!!

CRDS Presents-95-Da Illest Volume 1

01-The B.U.M.S.-Take A Look Around (Groovebumz Remix) Video
02-Little Indian-One Little Indian (Buckwild's Remix) Video
03-Pretzels Logic-Who You Think
04-Pure Genius-Unbelievable (Produced by Viking)
05-Kamakazee-Head On (Produced by Marley Marl)
06-Kam-Nut'N Nice (Produced by Mad Scientists, Rashad)
07-Aceyalone-Headaches and Woes (Produced by Punish
08-WC and The Maad Circle-In A Twist (Produced by Crazy Toones)
09-Funkmaster Flex ft Ol' Dirty Bastard & Charlie Brown & Biz Markie-Nuttin But Flavor Video
10-Special Ed-Neva Go Back (Produced by Howie Tee) Video
11-Crooklyn Dodgers '95-Return of The Crooklyn Dodgers (Produced by DJ Premier) Video 
12-Nine - Whutcha Want (The Brotherhood Remix)
13-Tha Alkaholiks ft Declaime and The LootPack-WLIX (Produced by Madlib)
14-Double X-Make Some Noise (Produced by BK)
15-Us Plus One-Gettin' Lyrical (Produced by True Da Grynch)

One L

December 30, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 2 Really Dope LP's That Need Your Attention...

Word is born 2015 is almost out of the gate and I just wanted to do a quick post on 2 albums that are on heavy rotation as of late...

The first one is the superb debut album from Toronto, Canada Hip Hop duo, Still Waters and Best Kep aka Full Circle 

Infinite Edges is chock full of ill Jazz, Funk and Soul samples and head nodding classic breaks that actually sound fresh and the whole album sounds like a well produced lost 90's classic.

Check the video for "Raw Feelin" below

Listen and Purchase Here

The second album is the dope and amusing Pimp themed album from Long Island's Smoovth (Tha Connection) and producer Giallo Point (Crate Divizion) which again is dripped in mid 90's sounding production and features Hus Kingpin, Rozewood, El Ay, Asia Jackson and Sean Rosati.

Fat shout out to Ryks Dah-K-Myst

Listen and Purchase Here

Both albums come highly recommended, so do yourself and your ears a favour.

Thank you to all of my readers of CRDS 
Have a great and safe New Years and I will see you in 2015.


December 6, 2014

Happy Bornday Mix for Tyshawn-December 2014

Peace (Christmas) Party People...Here is a little birthday compilation I put together for my good Friend Tyshawn who is a really good kid that always has a smile on his face, is full of positive energy and doesn't let nasty, no life having SOB's get him down, I have mad respect for Tyshawn and he is a true Hip Hop head in every sense...this compilation is 20 tracks deep and a mixture of a little new but mostly old (92-97)...

I also want to send a fat shout out to dope producer Steven M aka Monplacebo and Fats Eardrum who has always supplied me with ill music and has not had an easy time lately, you are often in my thoughts Fats...and also a fat shout out An Ni and to my crew in the Reel To Real Hip Hop group at Facebook.

enjoy and remember  to make like the late, great Dilla Dawg and TURN IT UP!!!

Have a great and safe Holiday season and I will see you in 2015 with more posts, a look back at the dopest of 2014 and we will celebrate 20 years of 1995 which was another superb year in 90's Hip Hop.

Happy Bornday Mix for Tyshawn-December 2014


01-your old droog-droogs anthem (produced by el rtnc & your old droog) (2014)
02-c.h.a.o.s.-true_m.p (produced by pretzelz logic) (1996)
03-blind_mice-paper_capers_(chapter_2) (produced by shawn j. period) (1997)
04-omniscence-nuff love (produced by fanatic) (1995) (released 2014) 
05-da_nu_flava-heated_summer_streets (produced by rmd productions) (1997)
06-ohmega watts-you are now tuned in (2005)
07-reggie capers-i apologize (produced by brother black) (1996)

09-global platoon-quarter til 2(am) (produced by dj cutt) (1997) (released 2014)
10-technical-stress_(raw) (produced by dj trouble)
11-finsta-finsta_baby (produced by da beatminerz) (1992)
12-urbanites - pure pressure (produced by dj i.c.d.) (2000)
13-diamond district-you had to be there (2014)
14-da king and i-tears (darp_vibe) (1993)
15-yall so stupid- van full of pakistans (spearhead x remix)

16-da grassroots-pylar sanchez (feat. remy rezzin)
17-little shawn-check it out_yall (produced by easy moe bee) (1995)
18-the 1978ers-without a clue (2014)

19-slimkid3 & dj nu-mark-what are words for (2014)
20-coops-chillin (produced by talas) (2014)

One L and remember to always be good to the people that respect you and show kindness back, leave the toxic ones, the mind game players and the time and energy wasters alone to dwell in their own darkness and misery.

October 12, 2014

Rah-Out Of The Furnace-Video

If I am being honest, I find a lot of today's Hip Hop often uninspired, stale and unoriginal...but tracks like this take me back to the many reasons why I have always loved Hip Hop, this is raw, pure grass roots Hip Hop from the birth place of Hip Hop right here and I can never get tired of those Lou Rawls drums.

This video is from Rah (formerly known as Rah SunGod) future release of the deluxe version of his 2011 LP release Beneath The Tunnels

October 4, 2014

CRDS Presents-14 Sureshots-Vol 6

Peace to all good CRDS Readers, 

My apologies that I haven't had any updates on this blog in a minute, but I was taking a little hiatus (enjoying a lot of other music besides Hip Hop lately) and sorting some things out and as I haven't laced you with any compilations in a while, here is the CRDS Presents 14 Sureshots Vol 6...enjoy and as always...a massive thanks to all of the artists featured on this and to all of the blogs still holding it down and sharing the good music.

CRDS Radio doesn't get updated on Soundcloud much these days because in all honesty it is getting harder to upload songs on there I will find a new outlet soon...or just keep the compilations as regular as I can, enjoy this compilation...Vol 7 really soon.

One L

01-Count Bass-D-Eye Contact 
02-The Other Guys-Who We Are 
03-Price Stylez - This Thing of Ours 
04-Def Dee-Toss N Turn (feat. One Be Lo
05-Diogenes & Reckonize Real-Blue 
06-Artifacts-APB (All Points Bulletin) [Klaus Layer Remix] 
07-DJ Doom & Blacastan-Deep Breath (Feat. O.C) Video
08-Homeboy Sandman-Problems Video 
09-Diamond District - Lost Cause Purchase
10-EDO.G ft King Magnetic-Back & Forth Video 
11-Slimkid3DJ Nu-Mark-What Are Words For 
12-80's Babies-I Digress 
13-DTMD- Antoine Jameson 
14-Spexxx-Cali Quake (Kitchen Table Remix) 
Bonus: 15-The Black Opera - Behold The Opera