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WELCOME TO OUR 100th RELEASE MONTH!!!

 

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Back to Queens for the 2nd time this month with an EP of material taken from the dope 2014 "Blood from a Stone" album by Starvin B. This critically acclaimed project was entirely produced by One Take and features guest spots from Tragedy Khadafi, Shabaam Sadeeq, Hex-One and Spit Gemz. Peep it:

 

 


Tracks:

A1 Buddha Bless       
A2 Blue Note
A3 Lobsters
A4 Sick Person feat. Hex One

B1 Rap College feat. Spit Gemz and Tragedy Khadafi
B2 Where the Fuck I Been feat Dj Akil
B3 Mexican Standoff feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq and Foul Monday
B4 Blood from A Stone

All tracks produced by One Take.

 

 

 

 

Price is £14.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Yellow coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Blue coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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"In the fall of 1995 I decided to reach out to several local rappers from my old neighborhood in Brooklyn NY to record an underground classic compilation. Most of the rappers had never recorded before, making it a creative challenge for me. As a result, myself and my cousin Larry Cooper formed an Indie label called Discreet Records. At the time we thought it was a great time for indie hip hop especially with the success of the Wu Tang Clan. So the idea to make Nodyaheadtodis Vol.1 was the vessel to launch the label as well as the careers of our artists. The album included Darcsyde, Son of Blunts, Jac Nickelsun, Dre Black & Ms Stress, and an amazing reggae hip hop collabo featuring Mikey Jarrett, Bobo General, Sleepy Wonder, Screechy Dan and two late great dancehall legends Nicodemus & Sluggy Ranks to name a few. We were fortunate as well to have a great intro with the track "Who's calling" in which several top DJ's and radio personalities including Kool Dj Red Alert and Ralph Mc Daniels called in for an update on the record. It was released in May of 1996. It wasn't exactly a radio smash but it did well in the streets and underground circuit. I'm still very proud of it considering the fact that we recorded it in my apartment at the time. Although many of the artists are no longer in the music business, I must say that had a major distributor picked us up, this conversation might be quite different today. Nodyaheadtodis Vol 1. is still classic to me and hopefully a whole new underground hip hop audience."

Brent "Faroah" Toussaint, producer of the Nodyaheadtodis EP's.

 


Tracks:

A1 Son A Bluntz - Don't Snooze
A2 Darcsyde - Moneycide
A3 Rodan - Rockabye

B1 Dre Black - Better With Time feat. Misstress
B2 Jac Nickelsun - Dont Start
B3 The Answering Machine - Who's calling?
      

All tracks produced by Brent "Faroah" Toussaint.

 

Props to Piet Pado for the artwork

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on White, Red and Green coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Blue, Silver and Clear coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 



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"Dominican Diner is dedicated to… Queens, NYC, ‘Lo heads, vintage gear addicts, graff writers, and hip-hop fans all over the globe."

OK we are back in Queens for Part 15 of the CHQU33NS series. This is the 2nd release with NYC blood brothers, Timeless Truth, following on from the 2013 sell-out "Scene of the Rhyme EP". This time round production comes courtesy of a new producer Fafu and in honor of TT's colourways, we are doing Orange and Blue wax instead of Yellow and Blue [plus it's fun to eff with the colour nerds - ha, you know who you are!!!!] Peep it:

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Buen Provecho
A2 Trife
A3 Power Pieces
A4 Creme De La Creme
A5 Out of the Loop            

B1 Glory feat. Eliki
B2 Bail Money In The Mattress feat. Maffew Ragazino
B3 T.I.R.O.
B4 Based On A True Story [Bonus Track]


All tracks produced by Fafu.

 

Price is £14.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Orange coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Blue coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

 




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22 years old Jahimba Hutson is AYE. Dude is a multi-talented artist, producer, musician and [young] engineer.
Currently living in Calgary, Canada, J grew up on the east and west-coasts of Canada. When he was 6 he moved to Vancouver with his mother, then onto Montreal and back to Calgary.
His father is a reggae artist and the front man for the Canadian group Strugglah, so as long ago as he can remember Jahimba was surrounded by a wide variety of music.

90 NOW is a project that embodies his [admittedly early] recollections of the 90's and its influence on Hip Hop music and culture.


"I wanted to bring the nostalgic vibe of the 90s to right now in 2014." OK man, well, this is the label for you!!

Fresh Herring Records presents [with the gracious help of Make Believe Records] the 2nd release on the label:

AYE - 90 NOW EP.

Peep it:

 

 


Tracks:

A1 Keep It Real
A2 Get Down feat.Teekay & I.P.
A3 Put It On
A4 LAB(Life's a Bitch) feat. Halfcut, Chale & MAXJULLIAN


B1 In The Ghetto
B2 1OVE (One Love)
B3 Times (NY)
B4 Rec It feat. Dustin Def

 

All tracks produced by A.Y.E.

 

 

Price is £11.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 275 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Transparant Green vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Orange and Clear mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 125 are on traditional black vinyl

 

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Welcome back fish headz after our one month long fishing trip! Following on from our February release of the Pauly Yams and DJ JAZZ EP, we have this 6 tracker of rare and unreleased 90's material from Philly, produced entirely by DJ JAZZ. Included is the indie grail "Show Da World (Blowin Up)" by Werd Of Mouph, more Yams jawns, the Too Brown 1989 rarity "Eerie Ave is the Promised Land", Posse-O's "Rekognize" and the first track on Herring by The Roots MC's Black Thought and Malik B. Peep it!!

 

Tracks:

A1 Werd Of Mouph - Show Da World (Blowin Up)
A2 Pauly Yams and DJ Jazz - Hustle Trap
A3 Black Thought & Malik B -Time For Change feat. Pauly Yamz [unreleased]

B1 Posse-O - Rekognize
                                                      B2 Pauly Yams - Sleep If You Wanna [unreleased]                                               
B3 Too Brown feat. Prime Minister Dope - Eerie Ave Is The Promise Land


Credits:

All tracks produced by DJ Jazz.

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Clear, Black and Blue mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Transparant Blue and Red mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

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BOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

 

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DAMN IT'S HOT OUT - SO WE JUST KNOCKED DOWN OUR T-SHIRTS TO £6.99 EACH PLUS SHIPPING

ONLY HAVE XXL LEFT..COP BEFORE THEY ARE GONE - THERE WERE ONLY 100 MADE OF EACH STYLE

 

CONTACT US TO COP.....

 

 

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Here we have it!! Several years in the making - the ridiculously dope Meyhem Lauren and Buckwild collabo album. Heads will know Mey from the host of Chopped Herring releases over the past 3 years and you MAY have heard of Buckwild from his crew D.I.T.C and his work with O.C, Big L, Organized Konfusion, Artifacts, Brand Nubian et al? There's not much else to say other than check the sounds - this will undoubtedly be one of the albums of 2014 and perhaps the whole Outdoorsmen era. Big shout out to KEO X-MEN aka Lord Scotch aka Blake Lethem for the sick artwork he graced us with - more to come from that man and Herring in the near future...

 

 

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 100 mph feat. Action Bronson
A2 Friendship is Priceless   
A3 Salmon Croquettes feat. AG Da Coroner

B1 Can’t Fuck Em All
B2 Narcotics Anonymous feat. Heems
B3 Honey Champagne Sorbet

C1 Street Hop feat. Troy Ave & Retchy
C2 Aztec Blue feat. Hologram
C3 Rep the Streets

D1 Where the $ At feat. Thirstin Howl III
D2 French 75
D3 Silk Shirts and Yellow Gold

All music by Buckwild.
Lyrics by Meyhem Lauren. 

 


Tracks:

A1 QU Cartilage
A2 I Need It All
A3 Freestyle 1
A4 Rep The Streets (Instrumental)
A5 Rep The Streets (Acapella)

B1 ODA feat. Sonnie Carson
B2 Freestyle 2
B3 ODA (Instrumental)
B4 French 75 (Instrumental)
B5 French 75 (Acapella)


All music by Buckwild.
Lyrics by Meyhem Lauren.     
Cuts on A1 by PF Cuttin.
 

 

Tracks:

A1 100 mph feat. Action Bronson [Acapella]
A2 QU Cartilage [Acapella]
A3 Narcotics Anonymous feat. Heems [Acapella]
B1 I Need It All [Acapella]
B2 ODA feat. Sonnie Carson [Acapella]
B3 Honey Champagne Sorbet [Acapella]    

 

LIsten:

 

The LP Snippets:

 

The Extras EP Snippets:

 

So let's break it down FURTHER:

 

175 Meyhem Lauren + Buckwild - Silk Pyramids BUNDLES @ £47.99 + shipping
including coloured vinyl copy of the Silk Pyramids 2xLP (FIRST 75 on Gold + Clear mixed coloured Vinyl)
+ a coloured copy of the Silk Pyramids Extras EP
+ BONUS WHITE LABEL ONLY available in this bundle (FIRST 75 on Gold + Clear MIXED COLOUR Vinyl only 1 per person)
+ 200mm X 200mm full colour sticker designed by KEO aka Lord Scotch, especially for this vinyl release.

 

500 copies of Silk Pyramids 2x LP @ £26.99 + shipping
First 75 copies on Gold + Clear mixed coloured Vinyl (ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE BUNDLE)
Next 200 copies on Burgundy COLOURED Vinyl
225 copies on Black vinyl


350 copies of the Silk Pyramids Extras EP @ £14.99 + shipping
First 75 copies on Gold + Clear mixed coloured Vinyl
Next 75 copies on Yellow Vinyl
Next 75 copies on Blue Vinyl
(GOLD AND YELLOW COLOURS ONLY available with the BUNDLE)
125 copies on Black vinyl.

 


ALSO AVAILABLE:

The Silk Pyramids Extended Bundle [while stocks last] @ £77.99 + shipping
including coloured vinyl copy of the Silk Pyramids 2xLP (FIRST 75 on Gold + Clear mixed coloured Vinyl)
a coloured copy of the Silk Pyramids Extras EP
+ BONUS WHITE LABEL ONLY available in this bundle (FIRST 75 on Gold + Clear MIXED COLOUR Vinyl only 1 per person)
+ 200mm X 200mm full colour sticker designed by KEO aka Lord Scotch especially for this vinyl release.
+ Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit EP [on B&W marbled vinyl]
+ Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit Instrumental EP [black wax]
+ Meyhem Lauren + J-Love - Digital Camo EP [black wax]


The Silk Pyramids Extended Silk Brunch Bundle @ £99.99 + shipping
including coloured vinyl copy of the Silk Pyramids 2xLP (FIRST 75 on Gold + Clear mixed coloured Vinyl)
a coloured copy of the Silk Pyramids Extras EP
+ BONUS WHITE LABEL ONLY available in this bundle (FIRST 75 on Gold + Clear MIXED COLOUR Vinyl only 1 per person)
+ 200mm X 200mm full colour sticker designed by KEO aka Lord Scotch especially for this vinyl release.
+ Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit EP [on B&W coloured marbled vinyl]
+ Meyhem Lauren - Respect The Fly Shit Instrumental EP [black wax]
+ Meyhem Lauren + J-Love - Digital Camo EP [black wax]
+ Meyhem Lauren - Mandatory Brunch Meetings [on B&W coloured marbled vinyl] + STICKERS

 

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After the two very successful 2013 Zigg Zagg releases we're back with "The Demos and Instrumentals EP". Here we have 4 tracks which, at the time, were not included on the unreleased Touch Da Sun album, which was supposed to have dropped on Priority Records back in 1994. Two of these tracks "You Know My Style" and "Escape" have never been leaked or heard before outside of the camp. We have also included four instrumentals from the previous two Herring releases. Check it yo:

 

Tracks:

A1 On and On
A2 You Know My Style
A3 Escape
A4 Hip Hop

B1 Touch Da Sun (Instrumental)
B2 Da Man Upstairs (Instrumental)
B3 Whateva (Instrumental)
B4 Da Prognosis (Instrumental)
 

All tracks produced by Mighty Maestro.

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on White Pearl coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are on Purple and Gold mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 




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BOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

 

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THE FIRST RELEASE ON THE NEW CHOPPED HERRING RECORDS SUBSIDIARY LABEL "FRESH HERRING RECORDS" IS...........

 

 

SO, let's start up the new label with a SICK drop from Chicago MC, Beatmaker, Seven Oddities label founder and all round B-Boy extraordinaire Dream Tek. Cats may know homeboy from the 2013 The Bassments Tapes Vol 1 project with our favorite Floridians, Epidemic. Fresh Herring presents this 10 track project as the debut release on our new imprint. Check back next month for another underground Hip Hop heater!!!

 

 

Tracks:

A1 Long Awaited (Intro)
A2 What the Fuck  
A3 Old Number 7
A4 Respect the Oddities
A5 Fair One

B1 Ain't One of Em
B2 What I Came For
B3 Three The Hard Way
B4 Lord Forgive Me
B5 Tek The Terrible


Written, produced, recorded, mastered by DreamTek.
Cuts by Dream Tek.

 

 

 

Price is £11.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 275 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Solid Blue coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are Clear vinyl.
And the remaining 125 are on traditional black vinyl

 




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BOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

 

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Here is a bit of background on the Rotterdam scene which was written for this project on Chopped Herring Records courtesy of Dutch Golden Era aficionado, archiver and Zulu Nation member, Chriz The Wiz.. Peep his excellent site http://www.cheesesteez.com/:

 

Rotterdam was, is and probably will be known in years to come as the Hip Hop capital of The Netherlands. In the early ‘80’s this city proved to have very fertile grounds which germinated the "Hip Hop seeds" blowing over from the USA to Europe. The diverse cultural background of the city’s inhabitants played a large role. Cultural key elements being the no-nonsense attitude of working class ‘Docks city’ kids and the many sons of immigrants from countries like Surinam and Cabo Verde who were searching for the right sub cultural movement to make their own.

Rotterdam in 1981 spawned some of the first legendary B-Boys of Europe: the likes of Paulo Nunes, Carlos Rocha and Edzon Themen. Rap music followed close after with the first DJ’s and rappers popping up around 1983. DJ Save, DJ Alien, DJ DCS, Jazz DMX, Def Rhymz and other local pioneers laid the first bricks that would eventually become the fortress of Rotterdam Hip Hop Culture in the late ‘80’s.

From 1987 on, Rotterdam’s Hip Hop movement was huge and dominated Holland’s entire party scene. Numerous groups arose and performed all over the country, the most notable being Supersonic Cru, D.C.O., Moonrunners, Dope Syndicate, Interface Sources, Time Drillers and Space Connection. Many of these groups were allied to the large and infamous Bad Boys Posse.

The sad fact is, except for some noisy demo tapes, almost nothing got "properly" recorded in those days. Although the underground Hip Hop scene was booming, the record companies were totally ignorant towards this ‘new’ kind of music. It proved to be nearly impossible to get the tracks out on vinyl and so a lot of music got lost. It took until 1995 (when rapping in the native language exploded on the scene) before Dutch rap artists got signed on a larger scale.

One of the groups from Rotterdam’s golden era of rap was Pazz The Jazz. This large crew consisting out of rappers Earnasty, Dimension, B-Rough and DJ/producer Chris H., had one of the best stage shows of the early ‘90’s. They recorded some great demos in 1993 but like other groups they couldn’t capitalize on their underground success due to unwilling record labels. Luckily, in contrast to many of their peers, they preserved the demo recordings making it possible for Chopped Herring to do what others have failed to do two decades earlier.....

 

 

 

Tracks:

A1 JumpKick
A2 Step If Ya Wanna
A3 Give Em What They Want
A4 Nappy Nigga (Cassette Version)

B1 Stressed Up Kid
B2 POW!
B3 T.B.M
B4 Whatcha See is Whatcha Get (Cassette Version)

 

Written and performed by Pazz The Jazz. Cuts by DJ Silence. Beats by Chris H

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Orange coloured vinyl [SOLD OUT]
The next 75 copies are Orange, Black & White mixed coloured vinyl. [STILL AVAILABLE]
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl. [STILL AVAILABLE]

 

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Here we have a 6 track EP of 1996-1997 material from Queens cats Dark Forest. Producer Mike Grier aka DJ Panda put together the project using funds from his writing credit on Snow's "Informer" track which Grier wrote with MC Shan around 1992.  It was several years after writing the beat and not even getting a credit, that a friend of Mike's, who worked at Green Street Studios, hooked him up with a music industry lawyer after the Snow track became a worldwide hit. He won the case and for years Mike would receive a royalty cheque for his contribution to the song and around 1995 he put some money into the project he was currently working on. He set up the Dark Forest crew, originally with his brother and cousin and over a few years added more local MC's. He brought in his next door neighbour and MC called Bobby Grey and his friend Skurge, as well as some round the way rappers. In 1996 he pressed up 300 copies of the "The Region/Shhh" 12" on his own label Jusmik and sold them on consignment, mostly to Queens mom and pop stores. Following on from the Snow/Sham shadiness, he wanted to do everything himself. Like many Hip Hop projects in the 90's, there was just one single and the group disbanded and went their separate ways. We have dug out "Shhh" plus 5 other tracks from the cd/cassette only "Save The Trees" album for this 6 track on Chopped Herring which rounds off the April releases very nicely. Peep:

 


Tracks:

A1 Shhh!
(Bobby Grey & Mr Skurge)
A2 Garden of Evil
(Fallen Angel feat. Sugar)
A3 Hoods at Birth
(Giovanni & Black Male)

B1 Sunshowers
(Bobby Grey, Mr Skurge K.O. & Johnny Dills)
B2 Ready to Fight
(Bobby Grey & One A.M.)
B3 Wild Whiskey Winos
(Bobby Grey, DJ Panda & Willy Styles)

All tracks produced by DJ Panda.

 

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

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The first 75 are on Clear, White and Green mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are Black & Green mixed coloured vinyl.
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We are pleased to announce the first release with Toronto based Hip Hop trio Truth By Design. The crew is made up of [MC & producer] Mizery, [producer] DTKS and DJ Lupan [DJ!]. This 8 track EP includes 4 tracks from their 2011, digi-only release "Timeless" and 4 brand new joints recorded especially for this project on Chopped Herring Records. When we spoke to the crew about where they are coming from, they pointed us to the music - so let's let the music speak for itself......ENJOY IT FISH HEADZ!!



 

 

Tracks:

A1 Steel
A2 Against The Grain
A3 Lungs Of Fury (Remix)
A4 Process of Elimination

B1 Let My Tape Rock
B2 No Time
B3 First Degree
B4 Last Call

A1, A2, B2 & B4 produced by Mizery. A3, A4, B1 & B3 produced by DTKS.
All lyrics by Mizery. All scratches by DJ Lupan.
All tracks recorded and mixed by DTKS (at Central Station Studio)

 

 

 

Price is £14.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

There will be 350 copies pressed ONLY.

The first 75 are on Clear, Yellow and Green mixed coloured vinyl.
The next 75 copies are Purple, White + Blue mixed coloured vinyl.
And the remaining 200 are on traditional black vinyl

 

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The 5PLIT EP SERIES VOL 1

 

This is the first in a new series on Chopped Herring Records of Double A-Side releases. On this first part we have three tracks by Litta Buggz, a precursor group to Drama Klub which included the 3 youngest members of the crew and was formed several years before "The Heist" dropped. We also have, on the AA side, three dope tracks by DJ Stitches feat. Eternal Intellect from their 1992 demo tape. DJ Stitches was one of the founding members of De La Soul as well as the producer behind Uptown [Tommy Boy] and Class A Felony. OK, let's dig a little deeper.....

 

DJ Stitches feat. Eternal Intellect

 

DJ Stitches was born in 1969 at the Manhattan Hospital and lived until the age of 3 in the Bronx. From the Bronx his parents moved to South Jamaica where they stayed until around 1984. His first experiences of the culture was on Sundays after church at his cousin's, one Mixmaster TC. TC in the mid 70's would spin a variety of Disco, Funk, Jazz and Soul doubling-up on the breaks and extending them - obviously there were no Hip Hop records yet. Sticthes and another cousin Blinky from Queens, inspired by TC, would search for two copies of break records and each stealing their dad's single turntables, and with a mixer, enjoyed their first experiences of DJ'ing on two turntables. Another insight into the culture was through his elder brother who would record block parties on tapes given to him by Stitches. He would try to identify the music any way he could and would usually take them to school after the weekend to share with friends. At the age of 15 the family moved to Amityville in LI and the scenary changed yet again.

At school, being a musical kid, he played 2nd trumpet in the Wyandanch Marching band, a band famous for another soon-to-be Hip Hop artist. Rakim, then known as William Griffin, played alto sax in the band. The band leader, originally from Tennassee was a hip dude and instead of the typical "Pomp and Circumstance" renditions, he would put together arrangements of current 80's hits like "Sucker MC's" and "Planet Rock" [yep, we're trying to find the audio!!!]. On moving to Long island, he knew a few local kids but not too many. He hooked up with a at who lived round the corner who spun, called Vincent Mason [Maseo]. The two formed a DJ crew called "Mase & Charles" and played house parties round the way. Back then Stitches was known as Charlie or Charlie Rock. For the whole De La Soul back story and for fear of too much repetition you should check a fantastic recent in-depth article on Stitches by Unkut - some juicy nuggets up in there for real: http://www.unkut.com/2014/02/dj-stitches-the-unkut-interview/

Following on from the Class A Felony deal with Mercury and the untimeley death of Dumar Israel in 1991, Stitches hooked up with another MC called Eternal Intellect. Eternal, who lived in Farmingdale, LI, was MC'ing with a group at the time. Noticing a talent he poached the MC from the group and recorded a demo around 1992. It is three tracks from that demo we present to you as the AA side of The 5PLIT SERIES EP Vol 1.....

 

Litta Buggz

 

Litta Buggz was made up of three MC's from Brownsville/East New York, Brooklyn: Mello, Pak and Ill Villain. Mello and Pack were brothers and all three were the youngest members of a much lager click called Drama Klub [which cats will know from our March release].  Ill Villain had been throw out of school for a year on a Superintendent's Suspension and was sent to an alternative high school. It was there that he met the Saleem brothers. All three kids rhymed, so they found themselves in cyphers together in the school yard at break times and they began to hang out outside school They would battle other kids on trains, in stations, on the streets, wherever there were skills being displayed. They began to get a name from battling and on one train journey back home to the hood they formed the group.

A local cat called Milky, a white kid with dreads, had some management connections up in Canada and the group signed a short management deal to record a demo. They were given funds to make their way up to Ontario and only just got in to the country, by the skin of their teeth! They recorded a bunch of tracks but only three survive and all three are DOPE!! The group fell victim to the usual pitfalls of the streets. Music didn't pay their bills and they put music on the back burner for a few years. The group reformed as Drama Klub two years later and recorded some tracks for the Crime Scene Compilation on Omni Spin Records - look out for Volume 2 of that one on Chopped Herring Records...

 

 

 

Tracks:

Side A
Litta Buggz
A1 1,2 feat. Milky
A2 For My Peoples
A3 Trials and Tribulations

A1 written by E.Saleem and R.Saleem. A2 & A3 written by E.Saleem, R.Saleem & C.Witters
All tracks produced by One Love Productions and recorded at One Love Studios in Ontario, Canada.

 

 

Tracks:

Side AA
DJ Stitches feat. Eternal Intellect
A1 Never Have Da Skillz
A2 Funky 4 You
A3 Under Siege

All tracks produced by DJ Stitches.
Lyrics by Eternal Intellect

 

 

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Doz Funky Baztardz - What's Goin On In A Baztard'z Mind 1993-1995 EP

 

Tracing the roots of this obscure, yet extraordinarily talented Floridian trio, you end up somewhere between Haiti, Trinidad and Miami - so like this bangin' EP of 1993-1995 material, it's scorching hot yo!.

Doz Funky Baztard'z was made up of three members, DJ Taz, Melo and Class. Taz was born in Haiti but was raised in East New York. After his mother broke her leg at work in 1987, the family moved down to the warmer climate of Miami on the advice of her doctor who suggested that her leg would heal quicker if they got out of the North East. Taz started DJ'ing in Miami from the early 90's and made a living selling beats to round-the-way artists. He met Melo one night at a party thrown by a girl he was dating, who happened to be a cousin of Melo's. Melo was spinning in the bedroom, where the decks were set up. The speaker was placed outside the door in the hallway so no one could see who was DJ'ing. Melo dropped some Kwame instrumental [he recalls] and started to freestyle over the beat. Taz immediately recognised the MC's talent and made his way up to the bedroom to see who it was. The next day they were writing tracks together.

Melo too had arrived in the States in 1987, he coming direct from Trinidad to Miami. His first memory of the music was "The Message", but before getting into music he was a B-Boy. Named after his favourite artist, Grandmaster, he formed a B-Boying crew called Clan, along with two cats Crazy D and Slick D. Before the music was Graf and dancing. On arriving in America he would show off his DJ skills on Saturday nights by hanging his speaker out the apartment window. His first experience of the "biz" was selling rhymes to local Hip Hop artists. He wrote poetry at school way before he heard "The Message", so he had a natural skill for scanning and word play. But it wasn't until he connected with Taz that the music really began to flow.

Taz's first paid work came from selling beats for $50-$100 to local acts. He graduated from his Casio RZ1 with its 4 seconds of sampling time to a secondhand SP1200 which he bought from Space Music in Miami with money saved from selling beats and his part time job in a movie theater. The two started to lay down their first recordings around 1991 funded by Taz selling beats. They recorded in a studio called "Who Brought The Dog" owned by a cat called Harvey in Miami. They pressed up 300 copies of a white label called "Journey To The Weedhole" around 1992/1993 and distributed it themselves to local Mom & Pop stores on consignment. Around this time, through their DJ'ing and promoter contacts they started getting booked to support Hip Hop acts when they came to Miami. They supported Cypress Hill, Nice & Smooth, Busta Rhymes, Fugees, Jeru and Redman among other notable NYC acts. With momentum building they self financed another single, "What's Goin On" in 1994, again pressing only 300 copies. They followed that record up a year later with "Straight Outta", again pressing 300 copies.

Doz Funky Baztard'z suffered from a Hip Hop disease prone to all East Coast-influenced acts hailing from Florida - known as Bass-osis! If you didn't "do" Bass music, you didn't get supported. Miami had its own sound and "copying" the NYC Hip Hop sound was frowned upon. The labels down there didn't invest in anything other than Miami Bass. So this huge talent was left by the wayside. Criminal! So to make up for it in some way we have obtained the masters and have remastered and repressed 3 tracks from the "Weedhole" white label, the title track from the "What's goin On" 12" and we've included the HUGE, never before heard remix of "Straight Outta" and an unrelased track "Master Plan" which would've been the title track off their 4th release, which never materialised. BELIEVE, THERE ARE MORE BOMBS IN THE VAULTS!!!!!! Peep it:

 

Tracks:

A1 What's Goin On In A Baztard'z Mind
A2 Straight Outta (Remix)
A3 Story Book Lover
B1 Slippin
B2 Get Down To My Dungeon
B3 Master Plan

All tracks produced by Ernst Dimanche.
A1, A2, B1 & B3 written by Keith Smith, Ernst Dimanche and Carlos Henfield.
A3 written by Keith Smith. B2 written by Keith Smith & Ernst Dimanche.

 

Price is £19.99 + shipping (6.50gbp in Europe or 8gbp in USA/Oz/Asia)

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The first 75 are on Clear + Green + Red coloured vinyl.
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For the first time - the 2nd section of Three Sinister Syllables available as a digital stream and download...BOOOOM!!!

 

 

 

 

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PRO CELEBRITY GOLF + JAY GLAZE - THREE SINSTER SYLLABLES Part 1 (2004)

 

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Chopped Herring Recs presents DJ Woody - 'Fly Fishing'

 

Chopped Herring Records was founded back in 2001. The same year DJ Woody became the first European DJ to win the International Turntablist Federation World Championships. At that time Herring HQ was located in Manchester, a 40 minute drive through Lancashire to Woody's hometown of Burnley. Chopped Herring Records' owner Pro Celebrity Golf and Woody had crossed paths on numerous times spinnin' in Manchester and the North West of England during the 90's, so it only seems natural (like the migration of Herring in the Baltic Sea) that  C.H Recs and DJ Woody should 'hook up' for a mix at some point. 'Fly Fishing', a selection of released and unreleased tracks on Chopped Herring Records, mixed by DJ Woody is something we've been thinking about for some time. Since the Herring catalogue has grown dramatically in the last couple of years it seemed an appropriate time to get in touch with one of the greatest DJ's to ever do it to de-bone some Herring fillets in his inimitable, flavasome way. Chopped Herring Records and DJ Woody proudly present 'Fly Fishing'..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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