Old Skool Grime B Side Special. Apologies for the jump in the audio. Apart from that it is niceness. Skilliam don't write on his white labels, so anyone that can fill in the gaps, thanks in advance!
Skepta - The End
Skepta - ????????
Skepta- Destruction Remix
Skepta- Meridian Walk
Skepta- Are You Ready
?????? - ????????
Skepta - Pied Piper Remix
AllinOne- Pied Piper
Footsie - Dirty Skanking
Tubby & Footsie - Its War
Wiley - ???????
Wonder - Asia
Centurians - Speed Racer
More Fire Crew- Oi (Lstone Remix)
Wiley - ???????
Youngstar - Bongo Madness
Statik - Charge Allstars
Eastwood - Toothache
J.Sweet - Flute
Eastwood - Coalation
J.Sweet - Kerb Remix
Roll Deep - Roll Deep Regular (Bass Mix)
Bossman - Bongo Eyes
(Minor Jump In The Recording)
Slew Dem - Grime 2
Davinche - F - Loote
Agent X - Decoy (Triple Bass Remix)
Wizzbit - Breakdown VIP
Low Deep - Straight Flush 2
Ice Kid - Talk Of The Town
Dj Myrikal - High Roller
Lava Unit - 8 Bar Banger
DOK - Ackee & Saltfish
Jeeday Jawz- Swear Down (Butterz Special)
J Beatz - ????
DVA - Bullet A Go Fly
Joker - I Like What I See
Kano - Forum Nonsense
Swindle - Smooth Synths
Kano - Hunting We Will Go
Joker/Maniac/Gemmy - The One
Rinse - Put Em Up
Royal T - 1Up
DJ Myirikal - Bass Sound 10
Waifer - Gunman Skank
Rude Kid - Alien Skank
Rude Kid - Balaclavas On
Kano - The One
Mr Snowman - Triple Drop
P Money - Grime Scene
Wiley - 527am
Tinchy Stryder - Stuck On My Mind
Royal T - Tainted Love
Kano - Against All Oddz
Grime Digital Podcast Vol.2
DJ Silencer B2B DJ Spyro - Rinse FM (28/10/08)
Eskibeat Recordings Presents Wiley Mixtape Master (Mixed by DJ Furious)
DJ Cameo Ft. Vectra, Jammer, C.Gritz, Frisco & Diesel
Bashy.com is his 3rd mixtape following Your Mum Vol.1 and the Chupa Chups mixtape. Hosted by Ras Kwame and Masterstepz respectively this one drops the host and is scratched and mixed by CJ Beats. It follows the traditional format of a US hip hop mixtape: freestyles, wheel ups, interludes and skits. Bashy & I’s first debate was the format of the UK mixtape. He says 'a CD that has all original material with full tunes, with a video on television and a tune serviced to DJs and available on all digital platforms' is an album. It is a way of putting out a product and not expecting 10,000 sold, with the excuse “its only a mixtape". Bashy’s effort is solely to promote the launch of Bashy.com and give his supporters something to listen to until Catch Me If You Can the album comes in 2009. I think the different directions artists have chosen to take the mixtape format has been a positive thing for the music. If everyone did the same thing, it would be quite boring, and Bashy has the ability to put 25+ tracks on a cd, whereas others were under pressure to do the same, it could result in poor quality mixtapes. Tinchy v Maniac, JME’s BBK Series and Terror Danjah’s Hardrive CD have all had unorthodox formats and have worked well, so there’s no reason why this can’t.
Bashy - Drive
The highlights of Bashy.com for me are: Raving no more, Think They're Bad and Blacks & Gold. Superheroes is pretty cool for an old skool comic fan like me. Very clever freestyle that could go over a lot of peoples heads. It is mainly freestyles over recent hip hop tracks, I don't know the original tunes so it is hard to compare, but there is definitely a paper planes freestyle, swagger like us, and a freestyle over T.I's Whatever You Like. It is a shame there aren't more freestyles over good UK tunes. There are always sick tunes floating needing a vocal. Tunes like Virgo's Hypnotiq, Rapid's License and even tunes from people like Rusko & Benga who's tunes rarely have vocals.
We also talked about the oddity of Black Boys not being nominated for a Mobo Award. We both don't know how the nominations and awards are decided so it just left us confused. Kidadulthood to Adulthood was nominated for best video, but is that an award for the director of the music video rather then the artist? Leona Lewis ended up winning that with Bleeding Love the most viewed music video on UK Youtube. No way an independent artist could of competed with one of the biggest pop acts this year. On the contrary this weekend Bashy picked up a UMA award for Most Inpsiring Act, I assume for Black Boys single and remix project. Hopefully this will be the first of many (awards not UMA's).
Catch Me If You Can Is Out In 2009
The Bashy.com website has gone live and the CD is out nationwide now. Check Bashy's Blog Here
This was the week that Wiley's new album 'See Clear Now' was supposed to come out, and Grimetapes thought to counter his major label effort, he would put together a Wiley collection available to download on the same day. The label flopped, and now it is out in 2009, but we thought it would still be appropriate to drop it today. Hopefully there will be a Volume Two for the actual release date.
Now onto the mixtape:
Imagine all Wiley's best radio and live moments in mixtape format free to download. Simple concept, continuing on from the Wheel Volume One theme.
Selection comes from Slimzee, Karnage, Maximum, Tubby and Darkside. Classic stuff. Includes a clash with Doogz and some vintage back to back moments with Dizzee.
Hit up Grimetapes.com and start the petition for D Double E Volume One.
Big up Slackk.
Check the Grimetapes.com article from The Wire here.
Best of 2008 - January to September - (All this stuff is out now)
Skepta - MOTD (Arsenal win celebration)
J.Sweet - Mash Up
Terror Danjah - Morph (Hardrive Vol.1)
OGs- Get Down (OG Season)
Killa P Feat Skepta & Jammer - Body Bag (Killa Instinct)
Griminal - Its alot (Not Just Bars Promo)
Tinchy Stryder - Six Four Fire Freestyle (Cloud 9 EP)
P Money - Dont Jump (No Hats No Hoods)
Tinchy Stryder Feat Chipmunk- Sorry You Are (Cloud 9 EP)
Mr Slash - What Did He Say (No Hats No Hoods)
Ruff Squad - RSMD (N0 Hats No Hoods)
Ghetto Feat Devlin - Buss 1 (Freedom of Speech)
Dirty Dangerous - Front Back (No Hats No Hoods)
Jammer - Before (Are You Dumb 3)
Terror Danjah - Trojan (Earth 616)
Jammer Feat Skepta & Frisco (Are You Dumb 3)
Wiley - Local Lad (Grime Wave)
Maniac - Salt Fish (Earth 616)
Wiley - Grime Kid (Grime Wave)
Wiley - Its A Par (Grime Wave)
Bashy Feat J2k & Ghetto - Over Here (Adulthood OST)
DOK - When Will I Be Famous (Dokument)
Kyla - Do You Mind (Terror Danjah Remix)
Waifa - Gunman Skank (Earth 616)
Random Impulse - Masks (Full Metal Alchemist)
JME - Shut Ya Mout (Famous?)
JME - P (Famous?)
JME - Standard (Famous?)
Dot Rotton - Grime & Bass (Rotten Riddims)
DVA - Nasty Nasty Nasty (Earth 616)
Lil Narsty - UFO (Hungry Season)
Sliverlink Feat Jammer & Badness - Message is love (NHNH)
P - Money - Pulse Eskimo (Pmoney.co.uk)
Rude Kid - Bandannas On (NHNH)
Kano Feat Ghetto - Hunting We Go (140 Grime Street)
Rude Kid - The Best (NHNH)
Kano Feat Wiley - Anywhere We Go (140 Grime Street)
D - Structo - Who wants what? (CDR)
Roll Deep - Club 7 (Return of the Big Money Sound)
Cant Remember - Cant Remember
Roll Deep - Give Up (Return of the Big Money Sound)
Butterz In The Mix
Nocturnal - The Real Best (Dub)
Rude Kid - Unknown (Dub)
DJ Myrikal - High Roller (Dub)
DVA - Bullet A Go Fly (Dub)
J Sweet - Other (Mixing Records)
DVA - Turn The Lights Off (Dub)
Skepta - These Mc's (BPM)
Roachee - Top 3 Reckless (Dub)
Mr Snowman - Triple Drop (Dub)
Ice Kid - Talk Of The Town (Dub)
Rude Kid - Unknown (Dub)
Lee Brasco - Computer Girls (NHNH Out Now)
DOK - Cant Remember (Dokument)
Jammer Feat Frisco & Tempa T - Big Man Ting (Are You Dumb 4)
Cant Remember - Cant Remember
G - Dub - Pure (Grime Forum)
Black Ops - Untitled (Dub)
Terror Danjah - Zumpi Hunter (Swindle Remix) (Zip Files Vol.1)
J Beatz- Unknown (Dub)
Rapid - License (Someone release this fuck sake)
Rapid - Advertiser (Dub)
Rude Kid - Time To Waste (Dub)
Rapid & Tinchy Stryder - Stuck On My Mind
Skeamz - Greengate Guyz (Earth 616)
Rapid & Kano - Its War (Dub)
Apologies for flopping it with the microphone at the start, I was only singing Arsenal songs over MOTD. Suppose it was best it was very low.
2008 looks like a good year from this tracklisting. This was only the released material, there is quite a bit of top quality material floating that hasn't seen a release yet so 2009 should be healthy as well.
Let me know what you think of the show please, especially the tunes towards the end. Got some promising producers coming through. Big up the new names.
Once again apologies for the break in transmission, it will be worth it when I am back, cheers.
For an alternative view on 2008 check out Blackdowns sum up of 2008 here.