Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Blow Away the Illuminati!

Kate Bush v Immortal Technique 'Blow Away The illuminati' by blessedlovestudio

Our new mash up of Hippy dippy warbler Kate Bush versus militant rapper Immortal Technique.
Track uses Kate Bush's 'Blow Away' as an instrumental bed for a live recording of a free style rap by Immortal Technique. Its a bit rough round the edges, but hey we are not getting paid for this.

Apologies to fans of Ms Bush, but such an incredibly cool artist needs wider exposure in the hip hop community, so many people have sampled her after all, but you should educate yourselves and check out her original work.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Life Of Rhyme

Channel 4 have made an excellent programme about UK MC's highlighting thier art form and putting it alongside poetry as an art form, check it out here : http://www.channel4.com/programmes/life-of-rhyme

Thrilling to see artists like Lowkey getting props alongside vetrans like Rodney P and Ipswich Town's own DEL's not to mention Devlin, PMoney and loads more beloved artists we thought we would never see on the telly. Big up Akala for hosting.

One treat was more exposure for Lowkey who is the living example of the industry outsider who does his own thing and exemplifies the outsider voice bypassing the mainstream and making waves. Check out a favourite track of his here :

Wednesday, 10 August 2011


"The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society."
                                              - Martin Luther King

"Create a society that values material things above all else. Strip it of industry. Raise taxes for the poor and reduce them for the rich and for corporations. Prop up failed financial institutions with public money. Ask for more tax, while vastly reducing public services. Put adverts everywhere, regardless of people's ability to afford the things they advertise. Allow the cost of food and housing to eclipse people's ability to pay for them. Light blue touch paper." 
                                              Andrew Maxwell, comedian
"They can't use my music to advertise for Coca Cola / they can't use my music to advertise for Motorola / they can't use my music to advertise for anything / I guess that's reason the industry won't let me in / refuse to be a product or a brand I'm a human / refuse to contribute to the gangsta illusion."
Lowkey, rapper
Like most of the people we know we are shocked by the events of the last few days, however we are not surprised. As Youth Workers of 25+ years of working with socially excluded young people in our inner cities we were expecting and dreading this, Ultimately the Police shutting the door to a grieving family with unanswered questions about their son's death by Police in Tottenham was all that was needed to spark anger. We dont need to debate if this is an excuse, nothing can excuse oppression turning in on itself like this, however the initial cause is clear and we should have learnt the lesson of the riots of the eighties when ignoring deaths in custody and use of 'Sus' laws (updated and spun as preventing terrorism and community safety rather than routine harrassment of sections of our society)  lead to exactly the same situation (Minus the Blackberry and hoodie)

Unlike the 80's riots this whole situation has however gone 'viral' and could be compared to a mass psychotic episode in our young people and the wider 'underclass'. The destruction of communities and damage done to relationships between the public at large and young people is almost like a mass act of self harm. The obscene materialism and gross gaps between the rich and poor in our society has finally exploded. We want to add our voice to oppose the mass media reaction that has been vengeful, unfair and grossly biased. Calls to bring in the Army (er, we sent them all to Afghanistan, do you think martial law and death camps are a good idea too?) 'clean the streets of scum' (Daily Express 10/8/11) and other reactionary views make me feel almost as angry as the 'rioters'. Those calling for harsher penalties for offenders fail to spot that a lot of the rioters are not covering their faces, they don't care about consequences, they realise the material obsessed culture does not care about them, think of them as scum, and will work hard to ensure they and their children are destined to be excluded from success and achievement for generations. These reactions will only fuel future conflict. 

We have repeatedly called for more youth workers and services to young people, but obviously the problem is significantly bigger than this; however anyone calling on harsh treatment for young people needs to ask themselves what exactly have they done to make a difference and make a connection to excluded young people? We want to say a lot more, but for now here are some comments we would like to highlight from Twitter that chime with us

Fraudster politicians forgiven, bankers who broke the economy rewarded, boy who steals trainers evicted with his family

Audience member on BBC3 Youth Question Time

"The established community is perceived to provide nothing... It's not one occasional attack on dignity, it's a repeated humiliation, being continuously dispossessed in a society rich with possession".
Kids Company charity founder Camila Batmanghelidjh in The Independant

We failed to stop our youth killing each other, we stopped caring about them and thought we could just malign them as 'chavs' 'gangmembers' etc and its ended up with this. We need to take a long hard look at ourselves. Dont trust anybody who says this is just about criminality; this is revolt and we have to start caring about the youth of this country and stop blaming them or its going to get much worse.
This is like a horrible form of community self harm.
Blessed Love Studios on Twitter  ( ) 9/8/11

Twitter 9/8/11

Misguided and frustrated, yes! Mindless thugs, no! Who is it that taught these youth to love material things so

If you hadn't ignored the music these kids make and listened to for the last 10 years you'd know exactly how they think.

Make no mistake, this is youth in revolt, they called the rioters in the 80's criminal, and they are doing it again

we failed to address yp's killing each other, they are now turning on the rest of soc, lets take a long hard look at ourselves

Our youth club/studio in SE5 got no funding we kept scores of angry youths of the street, but no 1 wanted 2 know

Number Crunching: Cost of UK Bank Bail Out: £850m Cost of UK Riots £20m approx. Of course lives have been tragically lost in the Riots, but how many more lives are at risk by cuts to UK services including the Police?
"I did see the riots coming and the government should have seen it coming, too. Jobs are hard to get and, when they do become available, youths don't get the jobs. There is nothing to do, they are closing youth clubs so the streets are just crazy. They are full of people who have no ambitions, or have ambitions but can't fulfil them."

18-year-old Chavez Campbell, who predicted the riots in an interview in The Independant a week before it all kicked off : http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/12/riot-predict-trouble-not-over

At some point after the dinner, the group walked through Oxford when one (thought to be Fergusson, though exact recollections differ) threw a plant pot through the window of a restaurant.
The burglar alarm was activated and police descended with sniffer dogs. Six of the group were collared and spent the night at Cowley police station before being released without charge.
"David Cameron was one of the four people who escaped," a witness says. "If it wasn't for his foresight, he'd have spent a night in the clink.

Recollections of the infamous Bullingdon Club whose members include David Cameron and Boris Johnson. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/camerons-cronies-the-bullingdon-clubs-class-of-87-436192.html

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Nicki Minaj V Metronomy Mash Up

Nicki Minaj v Metronomy Mash (and Far East Movement) by blessedlovestudio

Our latest mash up, a bit of a work in progress, may well end up as two seperate mashes of rampant rapper Minaj over UK synth art rockers Metronomy 'The Bay', and then auto tune addicts Far East Movement over Wild Rumpus & Beardy Man's awesom 'Rock the Joint' disco jam. Free download

Monday, 6 June 2011

Guilty Simpson - Man's World

Using the late, great, J Dilla's  'Man's World Chop' from his Beats series of CD's, Guilty Simpson delivers a moving personal reflection on fatherhood. Got a feeling this track could replace Nas's 'I Can' as a great classroom example of rap lyrics for young people. The lyrical content matter is of course highly relevant to those working with young fathers or fathers to be.

As for the beat, we just love the way J Dilla can just take a samle that people have used a zillion times (James Brown's version of course with that amazing cascading string section intro) and just chop it up in unexpected ways : pure genius. Having trouble trying to get hold of the vinyl for this. Lyrics posted below so u can mime along to the video!

this is a mans world,thats what my old man told me,
in the living room listening to the oldies,
playing dominoes drinking shots of stoli's,
with his friends we refer to them as homies,
drug dealers and addicts some parolees,
pimps and macks superflys and goldies,
i remember everything them cats showed me,
how to kick it with the females and roll weed,
it seems pop took more time to scold me,
i figured that was his little way to control me,
through hard times he never did console me'
instead he eyeballed and spoke coldly,
i was your son but you didnt really know me,
i lived life like everything was rosey,
standing firm on the concrete below me,
a part of you old dude low and behold me,

hook:everything is yours its a mans world,
now get your ass off the phone with them damn girls,
chasing nuts the downfall of the damn squirrel, get your head in them books man,
stand up straight and look in my eyes,im hard on you cause i love you and thats no lie,
im sorry bout the bruise on your face understand?youre still my son im still your old man,


i dont really understand everything i do,
so please help me out im like you part 2,
my old dude was something to see,
my only idol everything i wanted to be,
all i wanna know is what you wanted from me,
i did more right than wrong,
and thats the reason i write this song,
its therapy for my mind while i light the bong,
shit hurts but i feel like life goes on,
be a man suck it up,
by 15 im ducking left hooks and uppercuts,
i fought back in many ways it made me toughen up,
but surely its the reason its limited love with us,
something i wont get past soon,
thats real proof that time dont heal all wounds,
but still i learned alot cause see,
when i have a son now i know how not to be

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Harry Shotta, Beardy Man, Nathan Flutebox & DELS : Summer Turn On's

Just a little roundup of whats rocking our world right now, starting of with Harry Shotta, the best MC we have heard for a while. With an extreamly witty and machine gun delivery he stormed the drum n bass scene originally along with junglist stallwarts Skibadee and Funsta. However Harry's skills are too big for just 160-170bpm's of DnB and he has increasingly been making a big noise in the Hip Hop world and has even spat over Dolly Parton's 'Nine to Five'! The spittin' boy wizzard is all over youtube but we have selected our favourite clip below of his flows over Dead Prez's 'Hip Hop'.

Next up is Flutist and Beatboxer and like Harry a former Drum N Bass MC, Nathan Flutebox Lee. Basically he does exactly what it says on the tin ; Beatboxes and plays the flute.....at the same time! We love his link ups with Beardy Man as demonstrated in the video below :

Finally we want to celebrate the rising profile of Kieren Dickins AKA  DELS. An incredibly versatile and experimental MC who believe it or not comes from little old Ipswich ; BLS second home after Sarf London. We are naturally proud of DELS sucsess as it's proof, if needed, that there is a huge amount of talent in this Eastern backwater. We can't claim any part of his sucsess, it was in fact electro rockers Hot Chip, although we have enjoyed working with his hugely talented Ip's producers and rappers PEP's and Eli.(More about them soon) We are hoping these local heroes might be next to signed too DELS label Big Dada, home to UK Hip Hop Hero Roots Manuva. DEL's is also an extreamly talented graphic designer (See artwork for his Shapeshift EP below)

Monday, 16 May 2011

Hip Hop and Indie Rock

Tame impala V Bruno Mars/BOB - DJ Tommy2bob mix by blessedlovestudio
UPDATE : This as good a place as any to post our latest rock/hip hop mash up of Tame impala V Bruno Mars/BOB 

Just to proove that here at BLS we are not all about Hip Hop/Urban musical styles we present a new mash up of South Central LA's Hip Hop Slackers The Pharcyde on Oxford Indie 'Shoegazers' Ride track 'Leave Them all behind'.
It has also made us think it would be a good idea to highlight some of our favourite Hip Hop and Rock hook ups over the years. Probably the most influential rock/hip hop crossovers would be RunDMC and Areosmiths 1986 track 'Walk This Way' (The groundbreaking video is below)
The story goes that Run DMC's late, great DJ; Jam Master Jay used to use the opening
two measure drum beat intro by Areosmith drummer  Joey Kramer in thier early sets, looping it into an endless beat. Years later when approached by thier Record Company to release the track with the 70's glam rockers Areosmith, Run DMC were suprised and revealed they had never listend to the track beyond the drum beat intro!


Rick Rubin & Jay Z

The sucsess of the track opened the floodgates and produced a rash of rock and hip hop collaborations. Although not a collaboration, The Beastie Boys work with Def Jam producer Rick Rubin, produced one of the greatest collision of rap and hip hop in thier track 'Fight for your Right to Party'. (Video of the original track and the star studded 2011 update below)

Rubin went on to work with artists as varied as and has worked with artists as varied as Slayer, Slipknot, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Mars Volta, Danzig, Dixie Chicks, Metallica, AC/DC, Weezer, System of a Down, The Cult, Neil Diamond, Mick Jagger, Linkin Park, Rage Against the Machine

On the heavy side of things we have to mention hook ups like Public Enemy and Anthrax seen performing below at the 2004 Hip Hop awards

 Also loving his thrash metal is Ice T and his rock outfit 'Body Count' made infamous for thier LAPD baiting track 'Cop Killer', which suprisingly didnt go down with the United States 'moral majority'. Ice T said when asked about the bands name stated : 

 "We named the group Body Count because every Sunday night in L.A., I'd watch the news, and the newscasters would tally up the youths killed in gang homicides that week and then just segue to sports. 'Is that all I am,' I thought, 'a body count?'"

You can see how this trend lead to one of the most sucsessfull Rock/Rap collaboration, Jay Z and 'emo' rockers Linkin Park (video below)

Most of this mid eighties craze for Rock/Rap hybrids concentrated on the heavy side of the US 'thrash metal' scene like Anthrax and Slayer. However where things get more interesting is on the mash up scene that cast a wider net of both the rock and Rap/RnB scene. Probably the greatest mash up was Freelance Hellraisrers The Strokes Vs Christina Aguilera mash up - 'A Stroke Of Genie-us' (video below)

We also have to mention Belgium based art rockers SoulWax '2 Many DJ's' bootie/mash up project that mixed Salt n Peppa with the Stooges and Nirvana with Beyonce

(check back for updates, this blog will be updated, please add ur sugestions for the best rock/rap crossovers in the comments section)

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Cream of Mash Up Mix 2011

Cream of Mash Up 2011 by blessedlovestudio


Max Tannone: Mos Dub- In My Math

Freqnik & WDRE : Black & Yellow Reggae Mashup

Max Tannone : Dub Kweli-Panta Move

J Star – Regulate Rock

DJ Moodz : Jackson 5-ABC- Remix

Jimi Needles : M.I.A vs The Honey Drippers - Paper Presidents

Freqnik & WDRE: The Message vs The Message Funk Mashup

Jimi Needles: Dizzee Rascal vs Dizzy Gillespie - Dizzy Sirens

The Gaff : Bring the Noise

DJ Tommy2Bob : Champ V Tramp mash

Blade : The Coming Is Near

Hi Karate : I Got Soul

???- One for The Money

DJ Tommy 2Bob: Let's Breath & Stop

DJ Tommy 2Bob : Dangerous Horn

Here at BLS we are still huge fans of the mash up genre and present to you today a roundup of some of the best mash up artists out there. The great thing is that nearly all of them are from Soundcloud and can be downloaded for free. Below the tracklist for the mix we have pasted in the original tracks (with no radio edits, we had to censor the mix for broadcast)
We have chosen to select dub, reggae and funk tracks combined with 90’s era hip hop accapella’s, which to be honest always seem to work the best on a mash up level.

A couple of artists we have to big up in particular for their genius level mashology. Firstly New York based producer & DJ Max Tannone who is represented here by the excellent track ‘Panta Move’ which combines Talib Kweli’s ‘Move Something’ with Lee Scratch Perry’s incredibly influential riddim track ‘Black Panta’. I heard about Max from trawling my favourite NYC record shop Turntable Lab and seeing his album of Talib Kweli versus Dub Reggae called ‘Dub Kweli’. A bit of research and i found the album had been bootlegged from his own free upload on his website.Max has uploaded both the Dub Kweli album and his Mos Def versus Reggae album and the incredibly useful (for any potential mash up producer) instrumentals for free download.

Next up is probably the most well known of all the producers here is Londons own J Star. We have been buying and playing out his 7" for years and i have nearly worn out my copy of his stylus stimulating classic hip hop/reggae mash up 'Tooting Gangstar' (Toots and the Maytals versus Gangstar- its on our mixtape UK Bass Culture Vol2) His Soundcloud page is as good as anywhere to start and you can get some of vinyl releases still on the aforementioned Turntablelab.
But its back to NYC for 'Producers, Party Rockers & Record Nerds' Freqnik and WDRE who really get the party started on the mixtape with thier inspired funky reggae version of Wiz Khalifa's Black & Yellow, and just when you thought you were two bored of 'The Message' mashups they produce an almost definitive mix of Grandmaster Flash's slightly corny social message track that rumour has it they were instructed to produce by the pony tails in A&R .
Another UK DJ & Mashup producer rinsing out the Soundcloud community is 'bootlegger extrordinaire' Jimi Needles . This guy really knows his battle breaks and adds quirky, complex jazz and funk rythms to MIA & Dizzy Rascal on the two tracks we have selected. We also loved Canada's The Gaff's mash of Public Enemy's 'Bring The Noise' ; his use of the Lowell Fusion's (or is it the Brothers Lloyds all star version? i cant tell) instrumental of the funk classic 'Tramp' inspired us to include our own little Tramp v Champ cut up's that we have sporadically dropped in to our live DJ sets over the years.

 The Soundcloud Top 9 Mash Ups tracks (In order as on the mixtape) :

Mos Dub - 04 - In My Math by Max Tannone

Black & Yellow Freqnik & WDRE Reggae Mashup by Freqnik & WDRE

Dub Kweli - 04 - Panta Move by Max Tannone



Jackson 5-ABC-DJ Moodz Remix by DJ Moodz:Classics

M.I.A vs The Honey Drippers - Paper Presidents (Jimi Needles Summer Cocktail) by Jimi Needles

The Message vs The Message Funk Mashup off the forthcoming Captain Obvious E.P by Freqnik & WDRE

Dizzee Rascal vs Dizzy Gillespie ft. KRS ONE - Dizzy Sirens (Jimi Needles' Big Band Cocktail) by Jimi Needles

Bring the noise-gaff's trampy whatnaughts mix by THE GAFF

Monday, 4 April 2011

How to get your tracks on BBC1xtra and 6 Music

                                                      Goldies Band by Roayl Appointment on BBC Two

As the established music industry goes into a terminal decline, the economy collapses and mainstream entertainment and media present music only if its related to mindless celebrity, lame talent shows or the most processed dolly like clones ; it is more and more important to get your unsigned/underground material to the right ears and find a market.(phew! that was a long sentence)

The internet seems to make it all the more difficult as big budget web marketing is bound to restrict you to a handful of views and you will be more likely to get an STD than your vid going viral on YouTube.

Anyway the answer to the question in the title of this post is remarkably simple : just post your tracks to BBC Introducing (follow the link) and get your tracks directly to DJ's like Target on BBC 1xtra, Tom Robinson at BBC6 and Friction on the BBC Asian network. Simple, we did it and we will let you know how we did. Your limited to three uploads, so let us know which tracks on the Blessed Love Studios player on the right of the blog you would select as most likely to get airplay.

We heard about this after watching the excellent BBC show, Goldies Band.  The only thing we don't like is the whole Royal Family and by Royal Appointment thing, which goes totally against the very cool, innovative and radical theme and content of the show. We have always loved Goldie who is, appropriately TV gold right  now after triumphing as a classical music conductor, but best remembered by those a little older as the master of the time stretched 'Amen' break sample. Goldie is joined by a group of 'mentors' who include the wonderful king of jazz/hip hop poetry,  Soweto Kinch who together try and find the most cutting edge young musicians from typically 'challenged' backgrounds. That 'reality show' sob stories soon become irrelevant when we are introduced to very edgy and inspired talent. The group (in episode two) meet up and work together on a performance for Prince Harry (Groan! They should have got a festival at least) You have to hear the female singer and songwriter, guitarist and harmonica player in particular, but the stress is on them being in a band and working in a group (something we are very keen on here at BLS) Will it end up as a Special AKA of the new millennium? We hope so, tune in.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Dubstep Video Mash Up

Screen grabs from the video which can be played below

Scroll down for part two of the video
Although delighted by the popularity of our mixes on the Soundcloud platform, we wanted to try something a bit different with this latest mix of the latest dubstep by DJ Tommy 2 Bob, so decided to attempt a 'video mash up' to compliment the beats with imagery and graphics. Influenced by the VJ exploits of Warp Films and a host of 'gorilla' film makers on the web we chucked a wide range of out favourite films, music videos and other random sources into the video blender using Adobe Premiere. (Wish we had Adobe After Effects as well but we managed with Premiere alone which is not everyone's favourite video production suite but its the one we are the most familiar with.)

We acknowledge we have run rough shod over copyright laws to achieve this but think we have come out with an 'art work' in its own right that could bring a new audience to some of the film makers and artists involved. We recommend you check out the source material itself, so in that spirit i will list the source material here :

1. Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance, is a 1982 film directed by Godfrey Reggio with music composed by Philip Glass and cinematography by Ron Fricke.
The film consists primarily of slow motion and time-lapse stock footage of cities and many natural landscapes across the United States. A 'cult' film in the late seventies and eighties and has been a favourite of 'VJ's' (Video Disk Jockeys) in clubs for years. The soundtrack by Phillip Glass has also been hugely influential. 
The film provides most of the background visuals in Part 1 of the video.

 2. Naqoyqatsi: Life as War, Follow up film to Koyaanisqatsi is a film which could be described as an experimental documentary, although not a straightforward documentation of reality, or an art film. It is the third and final film of the 1983-2002 Qatsi trilogy written, directed, and produced by Godfrey Reggio, and edited by Jon Kane. The three films of the trilogy have musical scores by composer Philip Glass, but no commentary or speech.The film makes up a lot of the background images in part 2 of the video and is more disturbing and less pastoral than Koyaanisqatsi.

3. Rize is a documentary movie starring Lil' C, Tommy Johnson, also known as Tommy the Clown and Miss Prissy. The documentary exposes the new dance form known as krumping that originated in the early 1990s in Inner City Los Angeles. The film was written and directed by David LaChapelle, previously known as a Vanity Fair photographer. It gives a political context to Hip Hop dance culture by reflecting on the aftermath of the 90's LA riots and the notorious community relations of the LAPD (LA Police).
We chroma keyed (the 'flying Superman' effect normally used with a blue or green screen, but we got around that)  a lot of the amazing dance sequences that in the original sometimes look like they have been artificially 'sped up'. We did in fact speed them up as well as slowing sequences down. Do yourself a favour if you enjoy watching dance and see the whole movie, its a must. 

4. DJ Majuva Township Funk Video, 
Elvis Maswanganyi, better known as DJ Mujava, is a South African DJ.He was raised in the Pretorian town of Attridgeville, where local taxi drivers distributed CDs of his music to their fares.The fantastic video can be found here : DJ Majuva Township Funk Video .
Township Funk is a  Kwaito style track, Kwaito is a music genre that emerged in Johannesburg, South Africa, during the late 1990s. It is house music combined with local African sounds and is championed by western DJ's like Diplo.  
We also included Busta Rhymes absurd and surreal classic video for his track Woo Ha (Got u all in check) I think its directed by Spike Jones and featured Busta at the top of his game (Why did he cut off his locks?) We used this because of the track 'Disco Rekah' by Loefah that opens the mix and samples the track.

4. Non Newtonian Fluids & Bass.
Using excellent examples of experiments on youtube of the effects of non-newtonian fluids such as the conveniently simple mixture of cornstarch & water added to a speaker cone probably playing dubstep. Don't do it to your Dad's new stereo! Find out more here :
Bass so deep its underwater , Colin's Lab DIT Cymatics,
Creature in the sonic liquid
5. One for the heads who remember 'Charley Says' was a series of very short cut-out animated cartoon Public Information Films for children, shown in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s for London's Central Office of Information.
Couldn't resist matching it with the hilarious cautionary warning about the drug M-Cat in High Rankin's track 'Meow Meow'. Just say no kids!

 6. Um Bongo and Kia-Ora fruit drinks advert from the 1980's. Included for their pure nostalgia content really. The crows pretending to be dogs in the Kia Ora advert were always cool, and the Um Bongo advert was the first to include graffiti to my knowledge, and no, they do not drink it in the Congo to my knowledge!
We started putting this video in late Feb 2011 (takes ages to 'render' footage like this, even with a fast PC) but friends who have seen it thought it was about or included references to the Japanese Tsunami and Nuclear disaster. Well it wasn't meant too as the event had not even happened and the images of waves, floods, damaged buildings and nuclear power plants were all coincidental but perhaps a Little prophetic. Spooky or what?

The full audio mix is pasted below (we had to cut it down for the video due to youtubes 2gb upload limit)
Dubstep Video Mash Up Mix by blessedlovestudio

  Set list
Rusko : Come Ere and Say That
Rusko : Woo Boost (Bogmore Remix)
Loefah : Disko Rekah
Bird Peterson : Zutopong (Akira Kiteshi VIP Mix)
Breakage & Roots Manuva : Run 'Em Out
Ivory : Hand Grenade (Datsick & Excursion Mix)
High Rankin : Meow Meow
Bassnectar - Boombox (DJ Vadim & Mixicans with Guns Remix)
Bassnectar : Teleport Massive (RJD2 remix)

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Spit like a Dude

Precocious talent emerging from the Waterfront with a freestyle hip hop meets folk pop version of Jessie J's 'Do it like a dude'. We are really excited by this collaboration of multi talented Daizy and top young Ippie spitters Lev, Mo-Tive and producer J Dot that just came together in a very organic way at our regular workshops at The Waterfront Community Centre. The spontaneous set went on for quite a lot longer but i missed a lot of it on camera and didnt get a chance to better record the audio. 'Proper' version coming soon we promise!

Friday, 4 March 2011

XX Mix

DJ Tommy2Bob Jamie XX tribute mash up mix by blessedlovestudio

Set List :
1.Dead Prez v Antibalas 'Turn Off the Radio' (2bob remix)
2.Ak'sent Featuring Beenie Man 'Zingy'
3. Afro Heat Vol 4 Mashup
4.Cheryl Lynn 'Encore' (2bob remix)
5.Klaxons 'No Diggidy'
6.Adele 'Rollin' in the Deep' (Jamie XX remix)
7. Dj Manuva ‘Township Funk’
8.Mim Suleiman 'Mingi'
9.Bassnector 'West Coast Lo Fi'
10.Yasmin & JamieXX‘Touch Me’
11.Bonobo ‘We Could Forever’
12. The XX ‘Crystalised’ (Panue v Arete & Kaution Remix)
13. Deadmau5 versus The XX ‘I remember Shelter’
Inspired by tne uber producer of the moment, Jamie XX of the XX, we have produced this mix with the same minimal style mixing Afro Beat with the best modern bangers. Using Ableton Live 8 excellent warping tools we also added beats from the likes of Bow Wow Wow, Wretch 32 and Fela Kuti and Antibalas.

If you want more from Jamie XX check out his recent BBC 6 mix here.