Friday, 24 July 2009


Here is a heads up on this years Respect Festival; an event that is very dear in our hearts, and is growing each year into a major event for Suffolk and the region. The event promotes unity and diversity in the area and combines with the Ipswich Carnival and the organisation 'Love Music, Hate Racism' as well as BBC 1xtra . Last years event was a huge success (See the videos below) but this year is going to be even bigger with the event taking place at the prestigious new Suffolk University Building on the Waterfront (See picture below). As usual there will be a fantastic selection of food, stalls, workshops and more. Last year saw Big Brother Finalist, Darnell Swallow, perform at the stage on the Suffolk College campus and of course acts from Blessed Love Studio who travelled from London and were knocked out by the response from the crowd. Another highlight was performances from young artists from The Waterfront Community Centre's Youth Music Club that BLS helps run.

We already know the identity of this years headliner but are sworn to secrecy, but you can be sure that they are a big star who draws even bigger headlines and......oh i better stop before i give it away!

This years venue for Respect : Suffolk University Campus,Ipswich

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Download some datsik dubstep

Well actually you cant! But at least you can play it and share it using However there is a lot on the site you can download but i wanted to share with everyone these two very tasty productions from the producer Datsik and Bar9 that have been re-edited by the producer Elite Force he currently releases on his own 'U&A' imprint, as well as on Lot 49 and DJs around the globe on a regular basis. He also has an excellent blog for those who like thier beats broken, wobbly and tech funk. Go visit them at

Friday, 17 July 2009

Old Skool Funk & Hip Hop Mix

We are now hosting our mixtapes and mash ups with who provide a much more user friendly experience; and to celebrate this fact here is a vintage mix of funk and hip hop classics from a set performed at mine and DJ Crash n Burns 'Supraphon' night that ran for nearly five years at The Vibe Bar on Brick Lane. Those were the days, Sticky eyes and smokey floors(?) and endless 'party breaks' and rare groove classics till late into the night (Well 1am at the latest thanks to 'morality police' at Tower Hamlets licencing department) This is for those that remember.

Thursday, 9 July 2009


Track List

Ini Kamoze : World a reggae
Singer Blue : If i know Jah
Richie Spice : Youth So Cold
A-tola : Soundbwoy (Feat. Skinnyman,Dready,Rukus,J2K)
J-Star : Tooting Gangstar
Drump up sound (Bootleg)
Blacktwang : Redletters
Rodney P : Riddim Killer
Dead Pres v Roots Manuva (Tommy2bob mash up)
Roots Manuva ; Witness (Dub version)
Akala : This is London
Kellis v Capleton ; Trick me
Dizzie Rascal : Oldskool (7"breaks mix)
Caveman : Im ready
Chase n Status feat Kano : Against all odds
Diplo : Diplo riddim
Sunship & Warrior Queen : Almighty Father
Skream v Linton Kweisi Johnson (Tommy2bob mash up mix)
Ice Cube v Beenie Man (Tommy2bob mash up)
Nextmen : Piece of the Pie
LP/Blessed Love Studios : Roots n Narm

This is part two of our 'Bass Culture' mixtape that blends the best of UK black music from the 1980's to present day. Part one can be found here :

Or just play it here :

Part one has been downloaded 340 times from to date, and i hope part two is as popular. It took so long to complete this one because i was waiting for a couple of tracks to come out like Ms Dynamites 'Bad Gyal', but i still have not got my copy yet so it will have to wait till vol 3.

Like Part One the mix is not exclusively from UK artists, but they are all tracks that have become associated and championed by the UK black music scene in general.