Thursday, 25 August 2011

HOYA:HOYA Podcast Series Part1 = Swing Ting

1. Tarrus Riley- Soul Grabber (Yard Vybz)
2. Jah Cure- Feel It (Yard Vybz) Both cuts on the Captain Riddim
3. Swing Ting- Hold Your Corner (forthcoming Fat City)
4. Switch Groov Exp- Bon Tres Bien (Simbad Remix) (Bab Musique) available on 12"
5. Zed Bias, Omar & Fox- Dancing (Swing Ting Special) (Tru Thoughts) Original out now
6. Smoove Kriminal- Digi-Tek (dub) check smoove's website
7. Martyn- Masks (Brainfeeder)
8. CRST- Revisit (No Hats No Hoods) Available here
9. Jook 10- Growler (Soulserious)
10. xxxy - Kerpow (forthcoming All City)
11. Swing Ting- Creepin’ (forthcoming Fat City)
12. Matt IQ - Fuse Bomb (dub) Check UK Funky's Post about IQ
13. Slick Don- Inna Dis (Undisputed Remix) (TS7 Recordings) Buy
14. Formula & Mr P- Magic Genie (Swing Ting Special) (dub)
15. DJ Narrows - A Little Higher (Revolution)
16. E.J- U.F.O (A.R.M.Y) Buy
17. Preditah - Electro (StayFresh) Buy
18. Vybz Kartel- Pree Dem (Ballaz Productions)

Hoya Hoya Podcast 1- Swing Ting by hoyahoya

Hats off to the Hoya:Hoya massive - they take it back to basics this Saturday 27th August '11 with an Illum Sphere b2b Jonny Dub £2 party >

Monday, 8 August 2011

STRATS Free Pre-Season Training Mixtape!

Strategy of Broke'n'£nglish drops a warm-up mixtape whetting appetites in preparation for the full long player soon to follow. Made in just two weeks at their new studio space in Salford it's great to see Umbro funding put to such immediate use.

pre-season training 2011

Strats comes in hard and hungry on the title cut before sharing a personal narrative of youthful days coming to terms with a 'LifeontheCostadelSalford'. On 'Sickadanu' featuring a humorously pitched-down patois hook Strats skillfully switches between a Jamaican / Manc flow warning Mc's to step down, however, it's on the Dub Phizik's produced 'Bleep Test' where he technically murders all the wannabe MC's out there; few can sound comfortable moving from 95 to 170bpm in just 2 minutes!

'Lengbreak' and 'Quitter' deal with the high-price of herb leading to the decision to get serious, stop smoking and 'get yourself in gear'; youths listen up as it seems to be doing the trick
when the whole squad roll through sounding focussed on the chilling Chimpo produced 'Referendum', a perfect backdrop for Konny Kon (a problem), DRS (a nuisance) and Strats (a pest) to flex a their style, swagga and bravado.

However, it's the honesty and soulfulness of 'Kill Em' and 'Biblical Times' that truly stand out as poignant, moving and enlightening pieces; dealing with misery, disappointment, choices, stress, Semtex and a failed deal with Def Jam yet it's these problems seem to have made Strats stronger, wiser and frighteningly determined. Looks like it's going to be an exciting season to come...

Don't just take my word for it. Download Pre-Season Training for FREE

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Elementz Nottingham Carnival After Party

Jon K and Samrai inside Nottingham Sunday 14th August '11

Big shouts to the Elementz crew and Red Bull Radio for putting together such a rude Carnival Afterparty. We're sharing the bill with:

Toddla T / Serocee / Mad Professor (Live) ft. Joe Ariwa & The Trixsters Seiji / Durrty Goodz / Greenmoney / Bare Traina / Mc Shinobi / Daddy Crucial / Illmana / Majic b2b Epworth / Synic B2B Vtekk + The Elementz Crew themselves...

Facebook Event

To give you a taster of what to expect ch
eck our Hotmilk Selections and Yard Beat mixes covering all types of soundsystem styles past to present courtesy of Don't Panic Online.

Yard Beat CD sleeve Hot Milk selections sleeve


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Summer Mixes courtesy of Tika Dan and Joey B

Two tough mixes from two friends who've both touched a button at swing ting in the last year...

First up is Tika Dan's Oldtime selection of Rocksteady / Roots / Lovers and Heartbreakers - perfect for long summer evenings or sunday afternoons in the yarden. Features some of my favourite songs from Bitty Mclean / Johnny Osbourne / Anthomy Hamilton + many more.

01. Larry Marshall - Nanny Goat
02. The Royals - Pick Up The Pieces
03. Dobby Dobson - Loving Pauper
04. Dennis Walks - Drifter
05. Glen & Dave - La La Always Stay
06. Alexander Henry - Please Be True
07. Alton Ellis - Too Late To Turn Back
08. Cornell Campbell - The Sun
09. Dennis Brown - Silhouettes
10. The Mighty Diamonds - Carefree Girl
11. Janet Kay - Silly Games
12. Horace Andy - Natty Dread A Whe She Want
13. Anthony Hamilton - Everybody
14. Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love
15. Bitty McLean - Walk Away From Love
16. Sugar Minott - Love Is Gonna Pack Up

Next up is Joey B of HOTMILK's 'Fling Down' featuring classic to current bashment with a slice of funky to finish. Recommended as a pre-rave warm up - high energy juggling featuring productions from Mad House / South Rakkas / Daseca and much more...

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Joey B Fling Down by joey-b-hotmilk

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