Retirement State of Mind by Dan
January 13, 2011, 3:46 pm
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Music | Tags: , , ,

When does a rapper know he’s made it (and should probably get out of the game)? When the cast of O’Brother Where Art Thou? gets back together to cover one of his songs. Or something like that.

Hugo – 99 Problems (Jay Z Cover)


It’s A Pity by celeste
December 8, 2010, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Dance, Hip-Hop, House, Mad Chill, Music

Winter needs epicly more reggae. Enjoy !

Take Me There by Sam
October 4, 2010, 9:38 am
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Its really a shame Jungle has died off. As I can recall some of the best parties from the early part of the decade fell under this style of music. As it stands, there are a few veteran producers still pumping out massive tunes. Continue reading

Fuck You by Dan
September 21, 2010, 2:54 pm
Filed under: Hip-Hop, Music, Old School, Pop | Tags: , , ,

This came out a while ago. But I was just playing it for my friend who had never heard it and found the Chiddy Bang remix. So great. Take a listen:

Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You

Chiddy Bang – The ‘Fuck You’ Remix

For The Late Nights by Sam
May 15, 2010, 7:53 am
Filed under: DJ, Hip-Hop, Music

I love mixes for late night encounters. After the wonderful Luvstep I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to find something as sexy. Thankfully, this didn’t prove to be true, as I’ve come across another great mix. It is an R&B mix by Ango  and its spectacularly produced. We don’t usually post R&B but I want to make an exception here. This mix is incredible and it reminds me of what Starkey would play if he was into more hip-hop.

From the Website

This time we’re switching gears and ANGO is taking us into the world of hip-hop, R&B, pop, funk, and chill-wave. But he is not rushing to lock it into just one genre – “Whatever. It’s all melodies, synths and drums really.” Indeed, the synths, melodies, and drums in ANGO’s beats make it for us here as well. When you’re ready for something fresh, download this and let the vibe-out sessions begin…

Big Up Magazine Podcast ft. ANGO

The Final Bassface by Dan

For a lot of people in St. Andrews, Bassface has become something of an institution. Having only recently celebrated its first birthday, I’d say thats an accomplishment. I remember way back when in my first year, speaking to Gil, Phil and Huw about how they wanted to put on a dubstep, drum and bass and reggae night in St. Andrews and how they wanted me to open for it. I had never listened to any dubstep before and in a few weeks, I had to play music which I didn’t really understand for about an hour. I even remember the first facebook group they made, before they had the name Bassface. It was called “Drum n Bass/Dubstep/Reggae in St. Andrews.” There are 227 members. I remember selling tickets in the bitter cold for hours the week before the show. We only sold about 50. The night of the first Bassface crept up on us all much faster than anyone had ever anticipated. I had only listened to a few of the songs I was planning on playing (and even then, maybe once all the way through). We had high hopes, but none of us thought it would become what it has. The doors opened at 9 (maybe a little later – we had some technical difficulties). By about 10, there were maybe 15 people there; by 11, 60 and by 12, it had sold out. Success.

Bassface means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but I think to the three founders, it means the most. They’ve given all of us a place we can go and listen to music that for the most part, gets absolutely no coverage in St. Andrews and for a lot of people, thats the greatest gift of all. Its a place where we can be free. I guess what I’m trying to say is thank you to Gil, Phil and Huw.

Now, here is a gift from me to you in the form of the dirtiest dubstep I’ve ever heard.

12th Planet and Juakali – Reasons (Doctor P Remix)

Fuck All Them Haters by Dan

Picture this: a movie about the beginning of the west coast hip hop scene (death row records) featuring Will Smith as Snoop, Morgan Freeman as Suge Knight and for some reason, Chris Rock as Dr. Dre. The movie is directed by Michael Bay (the guy who does all those explosion guy action movies re: transformers). That movie would be amazing. Here is the music from the trailer: