Saturday, October 27, 2012

More Request Action

Specialists

As requested, here is 2004's comp Very Special People.  Featuring everyone cool who ever lived.  Existereo, Awol, Abby Rude, Grouch, Gershwin, Phoenix Orion, Acid Reign, 2Mex, Busdriver, and lotsa others reprezent.  Neila's here too, making the world just a little better.  

Request Time Again...

99th Demention

As requested, here is the most excellent debut from Slim Goodworth and Z-Man, also known as the classic 99th Demention.  1996 underground styley.  Phat-tastic.  

99th Demention - S/T

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Specs One's American Music

M See Eyeshock Runnin Thangs

The 206 hip hop guru Specswizard recently bestowed us all with quite the treasure:  His 1997 American Music tape.  Coming out after the legendary Crew Clockwise and Elevators, American Music is a departure of the previous mellow, jazzy sounds of those projects.  This is almost entirely instrumental, with only a few scattered freestyles and one crew cut (Eyeshock along with Erex the Exposer, Vanviesbrook and Oh Laslo DDS - I think).  The beats are frenetic and scratchy - instantly recognizable as a Specs creation, but with an unusually anxious and restless vibe.  It's been out of print basically since the day it was made, and apart from a handfull of tracks he upped on myspace back in the day, this has been impossible to get ahold of.  So feast your ears on this chapter in his long and varied history!  Link to the set below.