Legendary Welli DJ TP live...

Ladies and Gents, grab your lace-less or fat laced Adidas or Puma kicks, bomber jackets, ski goggles and pressed Lee jeans and get on down to Public in Courtney Place, Wellington...why?...oh just because

Legendary Wellington DJ T.P. aka Tony Pene was well ahead of his time back in the 80's, the Man used to rhyme and play records at legendary Welli spots like Dr Johns, Exchequers and Spats and always rocked the house...he is playing for 2 special nights at Public and will no doubt give lessons on the Old School and what good music from the soul is all about, not to mention mad boogie shoes grooving on the dance floor, as well as TP 2other Welli legends will also be gracing the decks and doing what they do best...DJ Raw and Aki-D.

Tone is a Man I grew up listening to and was heavily inspired and influenced by (I once saved all my pocket money so I could buy and rock some fresh ski goggles just like him after I saw him in a local newspaper :) and most of my time getting introduced to Hip Hop and Funk in the very early 80's revolved around TP and the Uncut Funk Show on Radio Active 89 FM.

DJ Raw
DJ Aki-D
and special guests
Friday 1st April and Saturday 2nd April


These are nights not to be missed...just don't mention the KFC belt bag...haha ;)

Sundrenched Mysterio

The uniquely named Sundrenched Mysterio is an avant garde, electronica, glitch, leftfield Hip Hop producer from Florida and is influenced by the late, great J-Dilla and Nujabes and Flying Lotus amongst others, he has completed a dope little album/ep...

You can check and download it here...


CRDS Presents-NYC Raw Volume 1

Here is the first volume of my NYC Raw compilations...this to
me is some of the rawest and dopest underground Hip Hop to ever surface from
New York in the early to mid 90's...

I just did this up as separate links as a full link takes to long too download
for some, all MP3s are 192 or higher...enjoy and by the way some of these go for some pretty hefty prices on record these days...

Volume 2 is currently in progress and being done up with (Kool) Grimme Rappuh from this ill blog...


CRDS Presents-NYC Raw Vol 1


1-Broken English Klik-Whos Da Gangsta? (1993) (produced by Phase)

2-Craz-It's On (1994)
(produced by Pacman)

3-Double X-Make Some Noise (1995)
(produced by Brain "BK" Coleman)

4-Eightball-What The Fuck Is The Eightball? (Gutter Remix) (1993)
(produced by Lyvio G)

5-Us Plus One-Gettin Lyrical (1995)
(produced by True Da Grynch)

6-Now Born Click-Movin (Raw Version) (1994)*
(produced by Now Born Click)

7-King Sun-Suck No Dick (1994)
(produced by Sudhama)

8-Tucka Da Huntaman-Da Hunt Is On (1995)
(produced by Tony Stoute)

9-Operation Ratification-Tray Pound God (1993)
(produced by Guru)

10-Pretty Tone Capone-Kidnapped (1992)
(produced by Money Mo$e$)

11-Raw Breed-Hard Life (1992)
(produced by Raw Breed)

12-Live Squad*-Heartless-(Full Vocal Mix Blood Drop) (1992)
(produced by Live Squad)

13-Stricktly Roots ft Grand Puba & Chill Will-Beg No Friends (Remix) (1993)
(produced by DJ Fashion & Professa Q)

14-Kapone-Who's Blowing up Far Rockaway Queens (1994)
(produced by Koors)

15-Live Wirez-Real N---z (1994)
(produced by Live Wirez)

*if anyone has this 12" for sale at around $30 USD please contact me jazford72@gmail.com

R.I.P. Stretch from Live Squad

Any feedback is appreciated


R.I.P. Nate Dogg, Smiley Culture and Manic D....

After the devastating floods, fires in Australia, Christchurch and China Earthquakes and the Japanese Earthquake and mind boggling ensuing Tsunami and other natural disasters around the World, 2011 has delivered the World yet another cruel blow and we now lose two more artists that were unique and pure masters at their craft and another that had a lot of potential in his field and sadly had has life cut tragically short.

Nate Dogg:

A crucial and essential figure of the West Coast Hip Hop's G-Funk era has now gone, no one can deny that the Mississippi born and Long Beach bred Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale in 1969 had an unmistakable booming low croon, a croon that was first birthed as a child in a Baptist church and I have not met a soul yet that didn't enjoy Warren G's classic "Regulate" from 1994 (off the Above The Rim soundtrack).


There was a time in the 90's when G-Funk completely dominated Hip Hop and I mean that G-Funk was loved and even imitated on the East Coast in New York... and Nate's voice was everywhere, Nate Dogg first came up through the group 213 ( alongside his cousin Snoop Doggy Dogg and cousin Warren G), 213 had a demo that was heard by Dr Dre and the rest as they say is history, Dre had Nate on The Chronic album (1992) and also on Snoop's classic Doggystyle album (1993).

I won't go into the details on is gang affiliations, how he passed or his poor health because it's not important, was is important is that Hip Hop lost a great artist and voice, to be honest I didn't like some of the artists he worked with, but I will always have fond memories of his presence during the early to mid 90's.

The tribute posts and comments from so many artists he worked with (and he worked with a great deal of artists) have been flooding in thick and it has been really sad to read them.

Here are two of my faves from the late, great Nate Dogg... 

R.I.P. Nate Dogg:

Full discography here...


Nate's life and history here...

On the opposite end of the spectrum was the unique UK reggae fast chat artist Smiley Culture who passed under strange circumstances, I won't go into details but all I will say is that it sounds very sketchy, this isn't a tribute post about how he died, more on what the World has lost...

Born David Emmanuel in 1962 in London, England, Smiley was a fast chat singer and DJ and had the famous reggae hits, the great and amusing "Cockney Translation" and "Police Officer" in 1984 and  LP "The Original Smiley Culture" released in 1986.

Smiley first worked as a DJ with the Saxon Studio International Reggae Sound System that catered to reggae artists, "Cockney Translation" gained attention because it was an interesting mix of Jamaican patios and Roots Manuva amongst other UK artists has claimed that Smiley was a big influence on him and was first signed to the London based, Fashion label and London's East End dialect, a famous actor for using Cockney slang was Michael Caine.

R.I.P. Smiley Culture:

Full discography here...

Full history here

Cockney Translation...Translation...

Manic D:

Manic D aka Rob Sayster was a producer and MC from Wellington, New Zealand, but was originally from Cape Town in Africa he was part of the Blunt Committee and Thundakatz (Manic D, DJ Ace and DJ Gooda) who myself and Evil Mule recently did a gig with and enjoyed their energy and stage presence.
I only recently met him, but from my Friends accounts, he was a really good dude and a really good Father as well.
Here is Thundakatz free mixtape "Keep It Going"

Manic D

R.I.P. to the many that have sadly lost their lives tragically in Australia, Christchurch, China and Japan.

Peace (hopefully)


New EPMD joint...

I just got this in my inbox, so here it is (do it like this, coming from the sewer and you know we never miss) the brand new EPMD cut "Don't Get Clapped", it looks like the rap vets Erick Sermon and PMD will have a new album soon, more details once I know them.


Animalistic-Nobody Video Clip and Free LP downloads...

Brand new video from dope, hard working Hip Hop outfit from Holland known as Animalistic (Korhymes and Scarred Beast)...

I'm digging this, but I am being driven crazy by placing
that main sample...it has just escaped me...anyone please?

Animalistic albums are available for free downloads...so get them below or from their website...


 Animalistic-Fauna (2010)

 Animalistic-Mumbo Jumbo (2010)


 Korhymes-Diagnosis (2011)

Follow Korhymes on Twitter



Young and dope up and coming producer M.D. asked me to share his 1994 album with you all, I am sure you will all enjoy it...I sure as hell did...also go on You Tube and check out his Mobb Deep-"Shook Ones Part II" and Nas-"The World Is Yours" remixes.

Download it here


See my interview with M.D. a few posts back here...


Simon Sweetman Interview with the P-Funk Legend George Clinton and NZ visit from the legend.

All aboard the mothership funkateers...

I just wanted to share a dope, funny and insightful interview that Simon Sweetman recently did...enjoy...

NZ funk heads, George Clinton and full band will be here for one show only on April 23rd at Powerstation in Auckland, New Zealand

Tickets here:

"Make My Funk Da P-Funk, I want's Ta Get Funked Up"...Redman

DJ Jazzywhut - Kool Out and Kick Back Session 1

1 Don't Forget It (Original Mix)  by  Dabeull ft Jordan Lee 2 So Cool (BusCrates 16-Bit Ensemble Remix)  by  Blossom 3 Treasure (...