Wednesday, August 25, 2010

J.Bo & Southern Hospitality Present: We Miss The ROC - 2010 *BRAND NEW*

The Takeover... R.O.C. too strong for y'all!

After the huge response to last month's
Rap & Bullsh*t 101 mix and the spectacular success of the launch party, J.Bo and Southern Hospitality had to collaborate again...

If the last mix 'moved and soothed romance' then this one is gonna move you to RIOT! At the dawn of the new millenium, Roc-A-Fella Records had the entire
rap scene on lock taking over the clubs, the charts, the streets and our hearts. This success came through releasing a constant string of CLUB BANGERS from their marquee artists - think Jay-Z, Kanye West, Memphis Bleek, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Cam'ron, Amil driving clubs all around the world crazy with smash hits like "Flipside", "Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop", "Do My...", "Jigga What, Jigga Who", "What We Do", "Oh Boy" and "Is That Your Chick?" and so on. Who doesn't remember wiling out to at least one of these jams?

We have collected together as many classics as we could fit onto one CD (30 tracks as it turns out - see comments) so everybody can relive those glory days once again...

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J.Bo & Southern Hospitality Present: We Miss The ROC - 2010
Source: Serato Scratch Live
Duration: 1h12m10s
Format: MP3-VBR

Size: 137.6MB

Maximum respect to Upper Echelon for the glorious nostalgia inducing cover artwork. Go check the simultaneous release and keep up with all that is new and good in urban music over at the Southern Hospitality site.

People who attended our last party are already lining up to experience the good time vibes and unmatched music again... the rest of you should join us for a Carnival Weekend warm-up and to grab a free copy of this CD at t
he official launch party - we will be at The Social on Little Portland Street W1 for "Southern Hospitality - We Miss The ROC Special" on Friday 27th August, free entry all night, details here and here.

UPDATE: With the surprising popularity of the last one, here's a
YouTube video playlist.

UPDATE UPDATE: Photo gallery from another HUGE CD Release Party here. Thanks again to everybody there for making the party atmosphere what it was... treasure the hard copy of the mix if you were one of the lucky ones!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

J.Bo Tape #23: DJ Yoda - Piano Breaks - 1998

"Suckers we wet to the sound of the dope piano..."

Coming in at #23 like the DJing Michael Jordan (or is it David Beckham?), we have another classic J.Bo Tape from none other than DJ Yoda!

Famously voted by Q Magazine as one of "The Top 10 DJs You Must See Before You Die", DJ Yoda is globally renowned for his genre-bending club sets, award-winning radio mixes and technology-pushing audio visual shows. Catch up with his latest moves on his Website, MySpace or Twitter and don't forget to buy your tickets to his, just announced, biggest production yet - the Stop, Look & Listen Tour is about to rock large screened venues all over the UK, culminating in a London gig at the IMAX!

But "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..." DJ Yoda was producing mixtapes on Four Track Cassette Recorders (looking something like this) and independently releasing them through record shops from London to Bristol to Leeds to Royal Leamington Spa! This was the third of
four of these independent mixtapes that led to connecting with Fat Lace and releasing a series of collaborations with DJ Dan Greenpeace before being picked up by Antidote Records to produce the now legendary How To Cut And Paste series of CD mixes as well as his debut artist album.

This tape was always a favourite (even using one of my records!) taking in some of the mood evoking, piano based hip hop productions of the time from the likes of the peerless DJ Premier... as well as DJ Yoda's own remixes and blends. Even at this early stage you can hear his signature style of mixing contemporary hip hop with movie dialogue, comedy samples and turntable sketches. An essential addition to any mixtape collection...

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DJ Yoda - Piano Breaks - 1998
Source: TDK D90-Type I
Duration: 1h30m11s (45m33s + 44m37s)
Format: MP3-192kbps
Size: 123.9MB (62.6MB + 61.3MB)


In homage to this mix, and after hearing it again on this site, DJ Dan Greenpeace released a sequel - so go listen/stream PIANO BREAKS 2 here now!!!

Jam like a tech with correct techniques...