Monday, 23 April 2012

Sonny Delight - Feel The Noise

It's the man known as Sonny Delight once again.
Three dope live mixes for you, from 21\4\12 at The Finsbury.
A nice mixture of soul, funk, rock & hip hop.
Sonny keeps the crowd rocking to the sounds of  James Brown, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Average White Band, The Zombies, Syl Johnson, Ramsey Lewis, Sly Stone, Das EFX, plus many more.

Part I

Get Carter - Roy Budd
Dr Rubberfunk - Two Fisted Pianistics
Up, Bustle & Out - Hip Hop Barrio
Dr Rubberfunk - Break It Here
Dj Q-Bert/Mixmaster Mike - Art Of Beats 1
The Turtles - Buzz Saw
The Mar-Keys - Honey Pot
James Brown - My Thang
The O’Jays - Give The People What They Want
Breakestra Ft Aphrodite - Come On Over
Average White Band - Cut The Cake
The Fatback Band - Are You Ready To Do The Bus Stop
Part II

The Zombies - Time Of The Season
Syl Johnson - Sorry ‘Bout Dat
The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
The Jimmy Entley Sound - Apache
The Turtles - You Showed Me
Joe Williams With Thad Jones & The Mel Lewis Orchestra - Get Out Of My Life Woman
Otis Redding - Wonderful World
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People
Lee Moses - Time & Place
Marlena Shaw - Brother Where Are You
The Isley Brothers - Its Your Thing
Clarence Reid - Nobody But You Babe
Carl Carlton - Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
Jackie Wilson - Fairest Of Them All
Sam Cooke - Twistin' The Night Away
Ron Grainer - Man In A Suitcase
The Mar-Keys - Last Night
Dick Hyman - R.E.S.P.E.C.T
Ramsey Lewis - Soul Man

Part III

Terence Trent D'Arby - Dance Little Sister
Run DMC - Peter Piper (Instrumental)
Herbie Hancock - Rockit
Blondie - Rapture (Special Disco Mix)
Hard-Fi - Hard To Beat
Jumbonics - Last Night
DJ Shadow - Organ Donor
DJ Shadow & MC Divine Styler - Divine Intervention
Mr Lif feat Edan - Get Wise '91
Uptown - Dope On Plastic (Instrumental)
Coldcut - Give It Up
Coldcut - Beats & Pieces (Mo Bass Remix)
Handsome Boy Modeling School Featuring DJ Shadow & DJ Quest - Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Creator (Slide To The Side Remix)
E Da Boss Featuring Gift Of Gab & Lateef The Truth Speaker - Go Left
The Beastie Boys - Professor Booty
Edan - Mic Manipulator
Das EFX - Mic Checka (Remix)

"DJ's Spinning, I Said My My"

Friday, 20 April 2012

Strictly Rock - Part III

Here we go again with the final volume of Strictly Rock, just a quickie this time round, but one with some quality tunes.

Highlights include -
Aretha Franklin's massive party mover 'Rock Steady', what a tune this is, as large as the legendary lady herself. As sampled by Public Enemy, E.P.M.D, Masters of Ceremony & many others. One of my all time fave drumbreaks.

German funksters Breakout redo the classic 'Planet Rock' with lovely jubbly results, drum heavy & dope.
Library legend Keith Mansfield gives us horns galore & fuzzy guitars with a nice little drumbreak on 'Jazz Rocker'.

'Hula Rock' by Lewis Howard is definitely an interesting tune, demented Hawaiian grooves with a chunky bassline. Sampled by Madlib on Madvillian's 'Meatgrinder'.
Breakbeat royalty are here ! It's The crew that gave us the national anthem 'Apache', Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band with the gigantic 'Bongo Rock', as sampled by everyone.
Ray Bryant's 'Up Above The Rock' is worth a listen or two, it starts with a fat drumbreak, then the familiar sample from the 'not as good as the other version version' of Kool G Rap & Polo's 'On The Run'.

The Blackbyrds have some awesome tunes in their discography, the block party rocker 'Rock Creek Park' is what you get here. Classic stuff.
Finally we have 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll' by Vaughan Mason & Crew from the essential LP of the same name. The back of the sleeve says "This album offers Funk, Ballads & Roller Skating music". What more could you ask for ?

Srtictly Business present -
Strictly Rock Part III

Alan Hawkshaw - Rocky Mountain Runabout
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady
Breakout - Planet Rock pts 1 & 2
Keith Mansfield - Jazz Rocker
Lewis Howard - Hula Rock
Lynn Collins - Rock Me Again & Again & Again
Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
Ray Bryant - Up Above The Rock
Rufus Thomas - Rock Back
The Blackbyrds - Rock Creek Park
The JBs -  Rockin' Funky Watergate
Vaughan Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll

Password - defandstupid

"Let's Bounce Today"

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Strictly Rock - Part II

a.k.a. Strictly Rockers

Shockout all nice & decent people.

Once again, your sound selector for this evening is the boy Flair with another super duper Strictly Rock.

This is part II & we all about the rockers.

A fine selection of tracks from a fine selection of artists.
Once again, this is large so it comes in two parts.

As usual, the Strictly Biz seal of approval means that this whole ish is lovely, but tracks to look for include -

The legendary Big Youth has plenty of tracks with 'Rock' in the title, but I went for the smooth 'Tippertong Rock'.
General Trees gives us a total headnodder with 'Walking Rocking'
Jacob Miller is lovely as he always was with 'Keep On Knocking', then at 2:50 the wicked U Brown comes in.

Jah Walton deserves a mention, firstly because his track here is simply titled 'Rock', secondly because it is dope. "Mi love mi cheese & biscuit"
'Live Rocket' by John Wayne is superb, as is everything else he recorded, a banger on a version of the Real Rock riddim.
Johnny Osbourne delivers a classic with 'Rock & Come On Ya', but things really kick off at four minutes in when the amazing Papa Tullo (a.k.a. Tullo T) joins us. Special stuff.

'Rock Steady Party' by Leroy Sibbles is another lovely joint, then deejay legend Nicodemus comes in with his Bonanza rhymes.
Lone Ranger's 'Sat Upon The Rock' is straight up dope, on the Cherry Oh Baby riddim, Ranger is without doubt one of the greatest of all time. Buy as much of his stuff you can find, trust me.
'Jubie Rock' is a another quality Michael Palmer track, lovely singer.

Pampidoo is as crazed as ever on the bouncy 'DJ With The Rock Stone Voice', he must get through a lot of strepsils !
A favourite of our own DJ Friendly, Ranking Dread gives us the fat 'Natty On The Rock', "A Too Dready".
Ranking Trevor makes two appearances here, firstly under the name Ranking Superstar with 'Lovers Rock', then with the classic 'Savalamar Rock'.

Another Deejay with legendary status, the incredible Ranking Toyan rocks it on 'Rock It Up'.
Shabba Ranks shouts out his musical friends on the massive digi banger 'Get Up Stand Up & Rock' on the Bye Bye Love riddim.
'Pegion Rock' by Sister Nancy is very nice indeed, unlike the spelling. Shout out to my girl Li-Li on this one.

The greatly missed Sugar Minott is here with the gigantic 'Dread A Me Idrin'.
Trinity follows on from Xanadu & Sweet Lady (on the first volume of Strictly rock) with the delightful 'Rockers Delight'.
Finally the fantastic Yellowman drops the gigantic 'Natty Sat Upon The Rock' over the same riddim as his classic 'Nobody Move'.

Part I

Barrington Levy - Rock and Come In
Big Youth - Tippertong Rock
Charlie Chaplin - Diet Rock
Cocoa Tea - Rocking Dolly
Dennis Alcapone - Investigator Rock
Dillinger - Slipe Pen Road Rock
Ernest Ranglin - Studio One Rockers
General Trees - Walking Rocking
Gregory Isaacs - Rock On
Horace Andy & Errol Scorcher - Come Rock Me Pretty
Israel Vibration - Jah Jah Rock
Jacob Miller & U Brown - Keep On Knocking
Jah Iny - El Rockers Chapter One
Jah Walton - Rock
John Wayne - Live Rocket
Johnny Osbourne & Papa Tullo - Rock & Come On Ya
Josey Wales - Keep Rocking
Lee Van Cliff - Rock It To Me Twice
Leroy Sibbles & Nicodemus - Rock Steady Party
Little Clarkie - Bubble-n-Rock
Little John - Rock & Roll
Lone Ranger - Sat Upon The Rock
Madoo & Ranking Toyan - Rocking Of The Five Thousand\Come Along
Michael Palmer - Jubie Rock
Nicodemus - Father Jungle Rock

Part II

Osbert Madoo - Rock With Papa Madoo
Pampidoo - The DJ With The Rock Stone Voice
Phillip Frazer & Bunny General - My Sound Rocking Tonight
Prince Francis - Rocking Down Old York Way
Prince Mohammed - Harbour View Rock
Ranking Dread - Natty On The Rock (Death Trap)
Ranking Joe - Rock It On
Ranking Superstar - Lovers Rock
Ranking Toyan - Rock It Up
Ranking Trevor - Savalamar Rock
Reggae Regular - Ghetto Rock
Scotty - Jam Rock Style
Shabba Ranks - Get Up Stand Up & Rock
Sister Carol - Lovers Rock Style
Sister Nancy - Pegion Rock
Sizzla - Solid As A Rock
Spanner Banner & Simpleton - Rock On
Sugar Minott - Dread A Me Idrin
Tapper Zukie - First Street Rock
Tony Tuff & Yabby You - Lovers Rocking & Skanking
Trinity - Rockers Delight
U Brown - Me Chat You Rock
U Roy - Trench Town Rock
Wailing Souls - Firehouse Rock
Wayne Smith - Rock Every Bone
Yellowman - Natty Sat Upon The Rock

Password - defandstupid

Part III of Strictly Rock coming soon, keep it locked right here.

"Take Your Hand Out Of Your Pocket & Rock It"

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Strictly Rock - Part I

Yes party people, Strictly Business are back once again with the first installment of another one of our lovely compilations.

We present to you Strictly Rock.

This is the first chapter of what will be an ongoing series, the next two chapters are coming very soon, but for now here's the first volume.
There is a lot of joints here, so it comes in three parts.

Way to many tracks here for me to comment on 'em all, but Strictly Business suggest that you look out for -

Firstly, it wouldn't be right to not include Bam's timeless 'Planet Rock',
The superb Asher D & Daddy Freddy make yet another appearance on a Strictly Biz comp with 'Posse, Rock & Move'
Obviously the mighty Captain Rock had to be here, so he is, with the heavy 'House Of Rock'. Captain Rock for president !
Davy DMX's classic 'The DMX Will Rock' is here & rightfully so. Your boy Flair loves this shit.
'The Mighty Hard Rocker' by DJ Cash Money & Marvelous is a classic party rocker, so y'all need that.
The Funky 4 + 1 give us the classic Rapping & Rocking The House, with the amazing Sha-Rock & the amazingly named Keith Keith.
Ice (MuthaFuckin') T drops the amazing 'Body Rock'. (The first of three tracks here titled 'Body Rock'
LL soundalike (more of that to come soon) Jewel T comes off hard on 'Rock The Crossfade'
Another Strictly Biz fave, the Krown Rulers are in the hizouse with the double def 'Let The Party Rock'
The aforementioned LL Cool J says "rock" a lot, so I ended up going for the fat 'You'll Rock'
Louis Logic & crew give us a nice new school posse cut with the remix of the simply titled 'Rock'
Another soundalike (like i said, more on that later) MC Don & EZ Ed go all Eric B & Rakim on the smooth 'Party Rockers'
Representing the UK we have the dope Overlord X with 'Visa To Rock'
Ray Rock & K.C. with 'Rayrock Kick It' needs to be listened to, "MCs that bite by me get dissed".
The legendary Schoolly D tells us 'I Don't Like Rock & Roll', then strangely went off & done that wack stuff with a band. Poor old confused Schoolly School.
Without doubt, the crew called Strickly Business (not us) need a mention here, probably because they say the immortal words "Strictly Business" a few times.
One of the best named crews ever, The Mighty B-Force feat Hand Master Flash (yes ! Hand!!) are here with 'We Got You Rockin' It'
Thirstin Howl III kind of follows on from Davy DMX (i said kind of) with a dope Galt MacDermot loop on 'Brooklyn Hard Rock'
Body Rock (again) by the Treacherous Three had to be here, but then you really should have it (& know all the words). If not, what on earth are you playing at ?
And finally Xanadu & Sweet Lady over a reggae version of 'Good Times' on 'Rocker's Choice'.

Plus you know that all the other tracks are winners, this is a Strictly Business selection for Herc's sake.
More to come soon from the Strictly Rock series, but for now rock away to this dope collection.

Strictly Business present Strictly Rock

Part I

3 Times Fresh - We Can Rock You Harder
5 Elementz - Rockshows
Afrika Bambaata & Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock
Asher D & Daddy Freddy - Posse, Rock & Move
Beastie Boys - Rock Hard
Captain Rock - House Of Rock
Chapter Three - Real Rocking Groove
Count Coolout - Touch The Rock (Rhythm Rap Rock Revival)
Crash Crew - We Want To Rock
Cutmaster DC - Brooklyn Rocks The Best
Davy DMX - The Dmx Will Rock
De La Soul feat. MF Doom - Rock Co. Kane Flow
Diamond Shell - Rock On
Disco Four - Country Rock & Rap
DJ Cash Money & Marvelous - The Mighty Hard Rocker
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Just Rockin'
Fantasy Three - It's Your Rock
Fearless Four - Rockin' It
Freestyle Express - Don't Stop The Rock
Fresh Force Crew - Rock Me
Funky 4 + 1 - Rapping & Rocking The House
Garretts Crew - Nasty Rock
Grandmaster Chilly T & Stevie G - Rock The Message Rap

Part II

Great Peso & Mr Nasty - It's Time To Rock
Harlem World Crew - Let's Rock
Ice T - Body Rock
Imperial Brothers - We Come To Rock
Jazzy 4 MCs - MC Rock
Jedi Mind Tricks - Time To Rock
Jewel T - Rock The Crossfade
Kool Kyle - It's Rockin' Time
Krown Rulers - Let The Party Rock
L.A. Dream Team - Rockberry Jam
Land Of Hits Orchestra - Gangster Rock
LL Cool J - You'll Rock
Louis Logic - Rock (Remix Ft. Celph Titled, Big Oak, Nick Fury, Ryu & J-Zone)
LXD - Gonna Rock
MC ADE - Bass Rock Express
MC Don & EZ Ed - Party Rockers
MC Flex & The F.B.I Crew - Rockin' It
MC Lyte - Lyte As A Rock
MF Grimm feat Duece Gangsta - Who Rock
Mobb Deep feat Busta Rhymes - Rock With Us

Part III

Mos Def, Q-Tip & Tash - Body Rock
Ninja Crew - Baby T. Rock
No I.D. - We Rock Like So
Overlord X - Visa To Rock
Poor Righteous Teachers - Rock This Funky Joint
Ray Rock & K.C. - Rayrock Kick It
Redman - Rockafella (Remix)
Reggie Griffin & Technofunk - Mirda Rock
Run DMC - King Of Rock
Schoolly D - I Don't Like Rock & Roll
Spyder C - Hollis Rock
Steady B - Gangster Rockin'
Strickly Business - Non-Stop Rockin'
Sugar Kay & The Mighty Three - Rock On
The '06 Style - Schoolhouse Rock
The B-Boys - Rock The House
The Beat Box Boys - Be Bop Rock
The Megatrons - Rock The Planet
The Mighty B-Force feat Hand Master Flash - We Got You Rockin' It
Thirstin Howl III - Brooklynn Hard Rock
Treacherous Three - Body Rock
Trickeration - Rap, Bounce, Rockskate
U Know Who - We Rock the House
U.T.F.O. - Wanna Rock
Whodini - The Haunted House Of Rock
Xanadu & Sweet Lady - Rockers Choice

Password - defandstupid

"Rock The Body Body"