Wednesday, 25 March 2009

SugioSounds (2008) Solar Beat Tape

Hailin from the cold but very scenic shores of bonnie Scotland (Aberdeen to specify), SugioSounds drops a gem on the table.

Now I have listened to this bad-boy several times, its dope as, real tight beats, think (in his own format of course) Dilla, Flying Lotus, Samiyam, Kev brown ya know......that Electro-Soul vibe, real good people real good.

The beattapes called the 'Solar ' Beat Tape & has a near 20 beats of delicious gritty soul. Enjoy, check his myspace & if your feelin generous drop a penny in his paypal.

SugioSounds Beattape (ain't about ratings but 10/10)

Sugio on Myspace

MERCURY (2009) Beacuse I feel Like It

Ain't listened to the jus dropped joint from Cali MC, East Oakland where a certain Souls of Mischief hail from. whats in a name some may ask......M.E.R.C.U.R.Y, which stands for "Messenger Expressing Rhymes of Consciousness Unto Revolutionary Youth". He likes to be called "Merc" for short.
The Roman god Mercury was his favorite mythological figure because this character served as the messenger between Gods and humans. Merc felt it was the purpose of the poet/musician to be the communicator between the spiritual world and mankind. He's also a Gemini, who's ruling planet is Mercury, and he describes his rap style as being like the liquid-metal by the same name.

Now thas what i call deep.....chk this latest joint & check his page to

MERCURY (09) Because I feel Like it EP

1. Ya Love it (ft. Kampaign) beat by PortFormat

2. I got Bills (beat by Wake Flow)

3. Run On (beat by Silent Paul)

4. Monkey Bars (ft. P.O.C.) beat by Wake Flow

5. New Begining (beat by Inevitable)

Merc on MySpace

Adrian Champion (of Move.Meant) - Stars & Stripes LP

Adrian Champion grew up in the Flint area of Michigan, where a blue-collar upbringing shaped his perspective on life and later, his music. By the age of 13, he was hooked on hip hop, unwittingly learning to write rhymes by transcribing the lyrics of groups like Public Enemy. But it wasn't until moving to California shortly after high school that he would find an outlet for his own creativity. It was there that he'd meet other aspiring artists and record for the first time. Although this early work was rough, it was clear he had something. That something evolved from just rapping and making beats, to writing and producing, composing, playing guitar, and even singing. Refusing to become complacent or stay in a particular box, Adrian is constantly adding to his repertoire and exploring new creative directions, from his own self-produced solo project to his writing and production for artist Brian Jacobs and others.

The LP features, Jay-Z, Nas, M.O.P., Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Young Jeezy, RedMan, Outkast, TuPac, Biggy & the legendary Pharoahe Monch

Adrian Champion - Stars & Stripes LP

Adrian Champion - Stars & Stripes instrumentals


I was late jumping on The White Stripes bandwagon. But, when I heard "Doorbell" a few years back I became an instant fan. That raw, classic sound was so fresh to me. I went straight to iTunes and downloaded the whole album. It wasn't long before I owned everything they'd ever released.

What really got me was that I wanted to sample almost every song. But, I couldn't just shamelessly sample their whole catalog. Plus, I had just decided to move away from sampling and focus on writing original music. So, a remix project seemed like the thing to do, and the idea was born.

I started digging through my collection and fitting all the pieces together. My goal was to use only samples from The White Stripes and a cappellas from classic songs and my favorite emcees. And of course, I had to rap on one of the tracks myself, with my man Brian Jacobs on the hook.

So there it is, hip-hop fans, meet The White Stripes.
Fans of The White Stripes, meet hip-hop.

— Adrian Champion

The ProjectPage

Adrian on Myspace

Self Says (2009) Something Out of Nothing

A New drop from from an EmCee out in Michigan, he 1st featured (officially I believe) on Lawless Ent.s' Soundvision: In Stereo LP on a track called "The Crew" & Ki en ra - City Of Moment EP on "The Journey" & "Way Back".

A talented MC whom on occasion dabbles in the world of production, but then again who doesn't.

This here is his debut EP (REMEMBER CHECK THE SPACES.....Hidden Gems lie in abundance)

Self Says (2009) Something Out of Nothing

Self on Myspace

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Beatnicks Tape (vol. I & II) Hubert Daviz & Powell

Our man in Cologne Hubert Daviz (featured on both Beatnicks Volumes) has been abandoning daylight lately and got acquainted with his fresh off the ebay shelve MPC2500 + MicroKorg, starting to gear up.

The result of his first month with the new toys and a slab of dusty vinyl is what we have here, our first Beatnicks Tape - listen dont sleep. download link below.

Hubert Daviz' Tape (vol. I)

After the overwhelming feedback on the first Beatnicks Tape by Hubert Daviz from Cologne (5000+ downloads so far) we had to continue bringing you some free heat, nice like that! The man behind Vol.2 is Powell straight outta Paris, already known from his "Dimension X" track on Beatnicks Vol.2 with more releases to come later this year on UpMyAlley. Definetely one to watch out for in 2009, bad bad kid!

Part duex in the UpMyAlley Beatnicks Collat, 18 Beats in full 320k glory, as heavy as it can get!!! Check the download link below and spread this ish! Forward, blog, share, play! & remember to check the damn webpages!

Powells tape (vol. II)

UpMyAlley - Myspace

Hubert Daviz - Myspace

Powell - Myspace

Hubert Daviz (slackas haven)

Real Chilled, nice to accompany that do nothing, self-reflection moment ya know.......enjoy this cweet mix from Hubert Daviz

Dont forget to check his mySpace

fLako (1st of many)

I'm yet to listen to this, but this guy is dope, sweet as a nut, real tight productions, you may know of his work within the static' movement (that raw-gritty, dirt-city, electro-soul). This is his 1st drop for you all.....I'ma enjoy this bad-boy.

chk his myspace

fLako (2009) 1st Space on the Moon