Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Tuesday, 21 December 2010
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Christmas edition of Ones & Twos, 29th December 29th of December sees the return of Ones & Twos, featuring some of Brums finest mc's. Our theme is Hip Hop duos - all sets to contain duos in Hip Hop.. we're talking EPMD, Mobb Deep, Das Efx, Gang Starr, Black Star, Capone n Noreaga.. get the picture?? As always its an open deck, and we havve joining us on the Ones & Twos, E Double D and DJ Shacka. Slots are still available so make sure you get down early! We have our residents;Psykhomantus, Mega Stress and Miss C Brown bringing you a selection of their fave duos in Hip Hop. Our special guest all the way from London is B Mus Khalil. He'll be joined by Serocee, OP, Boyrez and Meeks. For the love of Hip Hop, Ones & Twos... More information and booking
Monday, 13 December 2010
MUSIC OF MY MIND: Journeys Through Music, Spoken Word and Lyrics
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Monday, 29 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Yes people. The Mantus has return with another exclusive mixtape for your ear drums. Coming straight out of Birmingham with his witty wordplay and known for letting the horns blow on stage. I present to you SOWETO KINCH..... WAHOO!
Thursday, 28 October 2010
As noted on the right side of this blog page I made it clear that that I will show you who I follow and not follow… and most important, whose wack. Well, as they say bad news travel faster than good news and people get a buzz when trouble starts but am not here to start trouble, I’m here to make a point.
As for those that do know me I take my music, culture and job seriously and one thing I really can’t take are fake ass suckers, biting ass n****’s and wack mutha F****’s and I came across all three this mouth. I will start off with the fake ass sucker. I do have my personal reason why this cat has to be called out but when I hear that everybody feels the same way about this dude I have to come out and say something. Birmingham (so called DJ) named DJ Mylz, known for doing the watered down Hip-Hop events called Heducation (or HEDZ, Yeah he looks like he gives head). My Beef with him was that he asked me if he could add my profiles to his Heducation form, which back then would help him set up or take his Heducation get on the stepladder to where he is now. Now that his Company has a place in Birmingham’s events/clubs, I never once got a thank you or invite to any of his gig’s or workshop and what really got me is when I use to do a Hip-Hop What’s On emails (Midland’s mailing list) he asked me to removed him from the mailing list. That was the only email I got from him since he asked me for my profiles. That to me was disrespectful. I seen his sorry ass at Birmingham’s Hare & Hound last year when Mikey D of Main Source was performing and he tried to explain his actions then turns round and falls back on to why I don’t feel him by saying he’ll put me on one of his nights. That hasn’t happen yet... On the real, don’t say nothing if you can’t stick to your words. No one has respect for this dude, Miss C Brown told me his gig’s are weak, Mega Stress (of MD7) tells me his events are just made for a hippy kinda crowd, DJ *** tells me he’s just plan wack and now that he’s got Serato it’s just made him wacker, Mr FX tells me he plays for himself and Mad Flow leaves no comment. Not that I want to get on his weak ass productions but the point that I’m making is that Birmingham was one of the cities that I lived in and made me make my Djing full time as I was surrounded by real DJ’s, this dude has weaken the town with his not only his PG style, but his wack ass promotions. On 23rd October, I booked to see KRS One at HMV Institute alone with Miss C Brown, Queen Rochelle and my partner Chantel. I was looking fwd to this event when I heard in some ways that DJ Mylz might have something to do with this as he was selling tickets, well! That’s what I was told. Going to see a living legend is one thing but hearing a fake ass DJ do the warm up that don’t do their homework is another thing and I was right. Soon as we walked in the place all I could hear was bullshit. Even my partner who doesn’t following hip-hop music as strong as I do turned round and made it clear that he has no atmosphere, mixing was awful and looks like a rat. I’m not even going to explain what a warm up DJ suppose to do but he killed the mood, When KRS One did step on stage (After Kenny Parker set up his turntables) he didn’t even look or thanked DJ Mylz, why! Because he was wack and at the end of the gig I do remember KRS One saying let’s ended this event by hearing only the Classics from the 90’s, what doe’s DJ Mylz do, puts Witness (1 Hope) by Roots Manuva. Get the fuck outta here DJ Mylz. You’re a fake ass wannabe DJ with no skills that will always be, not just mine, but everybodys wacklist. DJ Cro told me you did a weak Guru tribute and on your flyer you put MC Guru. Guru never ever had MC in front of his name stupid. Phunk, you need to take a rest, from now on you will hear a lot from me.As for the Biter, well! It never seems to amaze me. Miss C Brown would not want me to mention your name but for a dude that acted like a fool and felt he got dissed by a woman and tried to come back by biting our event One’s & Two’s by calling it some wack shit with a wack ass flyer, Damme! You must have taken it bad. There is only one open deck night in Birmingham and that’s ours. One’s & Two’s. Didn’t see you at the last one where we featured Klashnekoff and Mailk of MD7. Full house. It was milla time for us you Biting ass n****. And last but not lest. I’ll take it easy on this one, the Wack Mutha F**** named Yeshua from London. Stop selling those wack ass mixtape dog. So wack you ain’t worth dissing. Go work at Asda or something and don’t come to the Midlands again. Please!
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
Coming to the Hare & Hounds on Thursday 14th October, Ones & Twos is proud to present Klashnekoff doing an exclusive set. He has had a major impact on the UK Hip Hop scene and has inspired many other UK rappers. If you love Hip Hop then you need to be here - if you love UK Hip Hop then you need to be here - if you know about Klashnekoff you need to be here! And if you dont know? You need to be here!
Also featuring on the night, Birmingham's own talent; Sykes and Tusche de Costa. Sykes is an amazing artist, emcee and performer and Tusche has been putting in work from the UK to the US.
As always there is an open deck - first come first served, all sets must contain SOME UK Hip Hop. Yes we are taking it there!
Hosted By Psykhomantus, Miss C Brown & Maga Stress.
This is one for the diaries, see you there!
A heavy hitter on the scene, Klash takes us back to the sagas with his new album. Don't miss this exclusive set
An amazing emcee, artist and performer, Sykes graces the Ones & Twos stage. One of Birmingham's finest
From UK to US, Tusche is putting in work. Representing Birmingham City, do not miss his exclusive set at Ones & Twos,
Ones & Twos celebrates the culture of the DJ within Hip Hop. Creativity breathing life through the wheels of steel.
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Thursday, 16 September 2010
We introduce you to LIMING ON TOUR - spoken word with a carnival flavour
Liming goes on its first England tour this autumn.
Having presented Liming spoken word shows in 2009 and 2010 - at the V & A, Kings Place, Southbank Centre and the Bluecoat in Liverpool - we go further afield from September, covering Sheffield, Nottingham, Ilkley, London and a return to Liverpool.
Each date includes eclectic line-ups of local-based poets, performers and young writers group in addition to the writers on tour including the award-winning choirSense of Sound(Liverpool), Michelle-Scally Clarke (Ilkley), Young Sheffield Writers and Object-hood (Sheffield) and Michelle 'Mother' Hubbard(Nottingham)
Tilt's Nottingham Limig
New Art Exchange map
Sunday 26th September, 2010
6pm - 8pm
Caroline Bird, Daljit Nagra, Mellow Baku, Melanie Abrahams, Sureshot and special guests Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard and Panya Banjoko. Music by Psykhomantus
Book via box office 0115 924 8630 orhttp://www.lyriclounge.co.uk
Sunday, 12 September 2010
Dust Particles: Vol, 0
Hello, I’m kenny dust and I’m a recovering perfectionist. This mixtape is the revelation of what has become a closely guarded secret. Music created between 1999-2004 either produced by or featuring yours truly. This never really saw the light of day cos as a perfectionist, I was never happy with it. I was always hearing room for improvement especially from a technical standpoint. At this point I lived in the studio, namely Raw Material Music & Media based in King’s Cross, London. That’s where I first learned how to make beats using Cubase on an old Atari computer and an AKAI S950. I was taught mainly by Storm and D.A. Tones. Raw Material was real creative hub where I met and worked with so many talented people. You could walk in at any time and bump into artists-MCs, producers, DJs, film-makers etc. I just had high standards, maybe too high. I never considered my stuff to be ‘UK Hip-Hop’-none of us did. I was highly influenced by East Coast hip-hop. Gangstarr, GURU (RIP) was a big influence on me as an MC and of course Premo on the beats but also Wu, Diamond D, Pete Rock & Large Pro. That was the level I always aspired to, even when engineering I was trying to get as close to the sound of my favourite albums and songs-with limited means. Soulful, rough around the edges, warm and dusty.
In hindsight, I’m able to love and appreciate it with new perspective. I still hear the imperfections and stuff but it also gives it character, which I feel is at an all time low in music right now but that’s another story…
I have many great memories of this period of my life and this mixtape is a like a photo album in many ways, documenting it all. I didn’t even realise just how many people there were in those pictures. I felt like the time was right to share this with all those people and the world, so here it is…
I wanna thank all the artists that I have worked with, you have been crucial to my development as a person and as an artist. Thanks to all the cheerleaders who’ve been supporting me throughout, you believed in me before I did. Eternal gratitude.
Extra special thanks to DJ Psykhomantus, destroying careers since 19-how long. You’re like Rampage featuring Busta Rhymes-Wild for the Night! Lol
Thanks for your time and your energy, you are always creative and ambitious in all you do. It’s inspiring and it helps keep me on point. Keep pushing the envelope, like a pissed off postman.
I know your girl’s definitely mad cos it took us too long to do this mixtape…
All tracks produced by kenny dust except:
The Essence, produced by Maestrology
In The Zone & Battle produced by Storm
Constellations produced by Filip Agada
Thursday, 19 August 2010
FAT BEATS ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF NEW YORK AND LOS ANGELES RETAIL STORES
I remember years back when they closed the Fat Beats Amsterdam store it was a big mis for hip hop in the Netherlands.
(August 18, 2010 - Brooklyn, NY) After 16 years, Fat Beats has announced the closing of the legendary label's two remaining retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Fat Beats will celebrate the legacies of the stores, which are scheduled to close in early September (New York: September 4th, Los Angeles: September 18th) by throwing a series of blow-out sales and tribute parties open to the public during their last weeks. Fans can check www.FatBeats.com for updates.
Fat Beats’ longest running and most famed location is at 406 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. Since the 1994 opening of Fat Beats' flagship retail location, hip-hop fans have traveled far and wide to visit the iconic store. With locations soon following in Los Angeles (7600 Melrose Ave.), Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, the record stores were a place to experience hip-hop culture and its legacy, which became a global phenomenon. “The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away. They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye," says DJ Premier.
The announcement of the closings is a reflection of the woes that have been plaguing the industry for years. Global chain HMV closed their last US location in 2004. Tower Records shuttered in 2006. Last year saw the close of the last Virgin Megastore, and the story is no different in 2010. For Fat Beats, maintaining two stores well into 2010 is a testament to the stores' importance to the music and to fans and consumers continuing to support independent hip-hop.
While news of the stores' closing marks the end of an era, the future is not doom and gloom. Digital sales continue to increase industry-wide; for Fat Beats, currently operating a profitable and growing online retail store, this has provided a boon to business as fans continue to order mp3s, vinyl, and CDs from FatBeats.com. Although digital sales continue to grow, executives at Fat Beats understand the importance of independent retail stores and are planning to re-open a brick and mortar hip-hop lifestyle location sometime in the near future.
The future looks just as bright for Fat Beats Distribution and the label. Fat Beats Distribution, which has been renamed FB Distribution, continues to strike noteworthy distribution deals with independent and major labels worldwide and is now working with different genres of alternative music. Fat Beats Records will continue to release notable albums from their own impressive roster of artists including ILL BILL, TruMaster/KRS-One, Black Milk, Trinity, Sha Stimuli, Q-Unique, and more. Fat Beats owner and President Joe Abajian says, “This is the start of a new era for Fat Beats. We’re adapting to meet the needs of our demographic by revamping and improving our existing systems. While our website, which stocks everything available in our retail stores, continues to do very well, we’re still exploring our options for alternate retail locations in the future. We’re proud of our legacy and will continue to re-invent ourselves. For now, we’ll see you online at FatBeats.com”
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Back II Basics
Carrying on from last years Back To Basics I return with some more head bangers. With so many rap tracks made nowadays there is only a few good one’s that stick out. Back in the early 90’s I remember every week there would be about 5 dope tracks followed by some dope albums, now I have to wait months just for one dope track to come out. Well! I’ve rounded up a few dope tracks here that remind me of the good old days…. Hold up, fuck that… The way that rap music should be played and be heard. Beat’s, Rhymes & Life.
Goldyn Chyld- Rass Kass
Heat Rock- Redlight Boogie & Sean Price
Game Of Death- Roc Marciano
The Raidar Remix- Marco Polo & Large Pro
24- Little Brother
How Dare You- Black Milk
Shine- Pharoahe Monch
Little Young- Masta Ace & EDO G
Do It Again- LMNO & Kev Brown
Superman- DJ Scratch ft Diamond
Figure Four- Sean Price
Let U Live- Consequence & Pharoahe Monch
The Way That I Rhyme- J Live
Get On Down- DJ Spinna ft Fresh Daily
Let Em Know- Bun B
We Gon Go- Kandinal Offishall
Web 20/20- The Roots
Strange- David BannerI’m Gone- Fat Joe
As everybody knows Mista Sinista is my fav Turntablist of all time and it bugged me out when he went missing.
Here is an hour plus with Mista Sinista, mixing, scratching and an interview. Rob Swift interviews Mista Sinista, before & after the music.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Brother from Another Planet (Flying Lotus Edition)
I’ve been a flying Lotus fan for a long time and people who know me, knows I’m into that crazy space sound production. While everybody else is still nodding away to Dilla’s beat’s and sleeping on Madlib’s sound. I’ve been digging this guy since my main man Looby played me his “1983” EP back in 2006. I use to bump this in my friend S.I’s (from a group called HWD who I was producing and touring with at the time) car and he was like Who the fuck is this? Flying Lotus has to be the illest producer out here today and while his new album “Cosmogramma” is getting shine, I decided to play with some of his underground classic’s taken from “1983”, ‘Los Angeles”, ‘Cosmogramma” and a few remixes that Flying Lotus has done for others. If you enjoy those Electronica/Hip-Hop spaced out beats, then you will enjoy this limited podcast here.
Fall In Love
Whole Wide World
... And The World Laugh With You
Do The Astel Plane
Lost Where I Belong
Tea Leaf Dancer
My Room Is White
Cry For Help
Love Lockdown Remix
Lose My Fuse
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
"Unseen Primal (Psykhomantus Takeover Edition) Proper Hip-Hop In Brum"
After Miss C Brown's second "One's & Two's gig (20th May) which was held at the Bull's Head in Birmingham I was given a mixtape by one of Birmingham's finest Em Cee's. Just a basic CD, no professional artwork, just that ruff paper print black and white look so i knew i was going to hear some gully shit. Looking on the 21 track listing and names of the artist i pretty much knew what it was going to sound like. That same night i returned back to Leicester and put the CD down and forgot about it. Two month's later I came across it while working on some other mixtape's and getting my skills on the decks, I sat back put the CD into my mac and started skipping some of the tunes. Now 21 is a lot of music and i must say it was very all over the place. So while i was in the mood and I am a man that will support anything (as long as it's good, you heard), I picked out 10 from the 21 and made a mini mixed version of Unseen Primal. Why 10 out of 21 you asked, Well it's a long ass CD and some of the tracks I couldn't f**k with as I am a man that likes to mix and blend smooth, ya'nah mean.
Here are the 10 tunes I mixed up from the 21 unmixed CD
Dark Matters- M1 & Cyrusmalachi (Triple Darkness)
Professionals- Sonny Jim & kosyme
One Dark Knight- Shadowless
One Day Theme- Malik (MD7)
Sound Of Change- Reflex The Architect
Ghazilla (Forbidden Tongues Refix)- Brotherghazi
Head 2 Toe- Rukus
The Killers Tears- Juice Aleem
Reason For Resurrection- Clarity
Press Play On Em- Shakacentric
Unseen Primal (Psykhomantus Takeover) by musikamanagement
To hear the rest of the other's and support what you do like contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
The Official blog site for the ((ScratchLife Crew)) and Beat4Battle USA!!! www.scratchlife-b4busa.blogspot.com Expect some serious turntable action here! Stay Tuned!!! The members of ((ScratchLife Crew)) are ThatKidNamedCee, Doc Jeezy, Psykhomantus, DJ Needlz, and Dexxxhunt
Monday, 5 July 2010
Psykhomantus (DJ Set Edition) 
Look Inside- 4Hero
Dangerous Times feat Yoladba- Domu
Maracaueira (Incognito Remix)- Incognito, Marc Mac & Sabrina Melheiros
When You Touch- Omar
Fredom To Love- Incognito
Soul Fever feat Steelo (Remix)- Simbad
We Will Turn You On (Joey Negro Mix)- The Sunburst Band
It Will Be (Kyoto Jazz Massive Remix)- Reel People
Like Thunder feat Ernesto- DJ Kawasaki
Morning Sun (Pepa Bradocks Brad Deep Remix)- Pepa Bradock
I Can’t Help It- Lady Alma & Mark De Clive-Lowe
You’ve Got To Have Freedom feat Janice & Ange- Uptown Funk Empire
Brazilian Rhymes (DJ Flight Re-Edit)- Earth, Wind & Fire
Red, Black & Green (Onur Engin Re-Edit)- Roy Ayers
U Bring Me Joy feat Amp Fiddler- Only Child
Evil Vibrations- The Rebirth
Strawberries In Vinegar- Silhouette Brown
If I Don’t (Taylor McFerrin Remix)- Amp Fiddler
Ain’t No Fool- Domu presents Pete Simpson
Think Twice (Marc Mac Remix) feat Danay & Carina)- Gilles Petersons Havana Cultura Band
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Time to hit you up with another mixtape for your iPod, iPhones, car stereo, whatever you use to hear them boom bap beats, I present to you a classic. While nursing my index finger (long story) and trying to upload my mixtape discography (which is taking forever long) I been meaning to do this mixtape for along time. After doing J Dilla, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier back in 2004/5 I wanted to focus more on producers than rappers when making mixtapes. After hearing Mista Sinista (of the X-Ecutioners) do the Large Professor I was bugged out. After DJ Premier’s Work Of Mart (Work_Of_Mart_Part_1.mp3) (Work_Of_Mart_Part_2.mp3) I was suppose to do the Rza followed by Marley Marl but it never happen due to a reality check in life (bills, moving flats). Even so I made notes on what should be on the mixtapes then put them to the side knowing I’ll get back to it later…. Years later. After a few Hip-Hop shows and spinnin classic rap tracks at Jonzi D’s The Surgery or warming up for Kurtis Blow and The Furious 5 or Soweto Kinch’s The Flyover show a few of Marley Marl’s gems where played and I kept sayin’ to myself I need to work on this. After Guru’s death and putting out Guru Forever (The Man & His Music) (Guru_Forever.mp3) on the tribute night at Turkey Café on April 29th my plan was to get on it with no delay. After a dog bit to the finger (Death to that damme dog) and putting me out of the DJ battles, all I could do is chill and rest. Anyway…I give you over 45 tracks produced by the Legend Marley Marl. The man that made me love James Brown so much, made me the cool kid at school with the stereo in class, why I love my east coast rap’s so much and still a fan of the Juice crew’s Roxanne Shante, Craig G, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap and Masta Ace not forgetting my fav rap album Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J. Enjoy Marley Marl’s killer cuts and remember this is what rap use to sound like in the good old days when it was fun.
Marley Marl (House Of Hits Edition) 
Do U Remember/Level Check Intro
No Bullshit- Marley Marl
Warth Of Kane- Big Daddy Kane
Set It Off- Big Daddy Kane
Letter To The Better- Masta Ace
Go On Girl- Roxanne Shante
Live On Stage- Roxanne Shante
Black & Proud- Intelligent Hoodlum
At A Drop Of A Dime- MC Cash
I Be Gettin' Busy- LL Cool J
Juice Crew Law- MC Shan
Raw- Big Daddy Kane
Poison- Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
It's A Demo- Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
This Is Something For The Radio- Biz Markie
Have A Nice Day- Roxanne Shante
Droppin' Science (Intro)- Marley Marl
Droppin' Science- Craig G
Marley Marl Scratch- Marley Marl ft MC Shan
Nobody Beats The Biz- Biz Markie
The Symphony (Intro)- Marley Marl
The Symphony- Marley Marl ft Masta Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap & Big Daddy Kane
The Symphony 2- Marley Marl ft Masta Ace, Craig G, Big Daddy kane, Little Daddy Shane & Kool & Rap
Music Man- Masta Ace
Road To Riches- Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Make The Music With Your Mouth- Biz Markie
Ain't No Half Steppin'- Big Daddy Kane
Eric B is President- Eric B & Rakim
Vapers- Biz Markie
Me & The Biz- Masta Ace
NY NY- Marley Marl
You Better Watch me- LL Cool J
Mama Said Knock You Out- LL Cool J
Psycho- Lords Of The Underground
At Your Own Risk (Budha Mix)- King Tee
To The Break Of Dawn- LL Cool J
Boomin' System- LL Cool J
How I'm Comin'- LL Cool J
Funky Child- Lords Of The Underground
Tic Toc- Lords Of The Underground
Hip-Hop History- Marley Marl
The Bridge- MC Shan
The Bridge 2001- Nas, Capone, Mobb Deep, Tragedy, Nature, MC Shan, Marley Marl, Cormega & Nas
Foundition Symphony- Marley Marl ft Larry 0, Seven Shawn, J. Wells, Miss Man
Next Up- UGK ft Big Daddy Kane & Kool G Rap
New York Shit (Marley Marl Remix)- Busta Rhymes ft KRS One
The Victory- KRS One & Marley Marl ft Blaq Poet & DJ Premier
We Gets It In- Craig G & Marley Marl ft Talib Kweil
Musika- KRS One & Marley Marl
LA LA- Capone & Noreaga
Spazz- Marley Marl ft Solo
Who's Slicker- Marley Mary ft The Hemmingways
Haters- Marley Marl ft LL Cool J
Three's Company- Marley Marl ft Big Daddy Kane
Just Funky- Marley Marl
On The Real- Nas
Hip-Hop Lives- KRS One & Marley Marl
-LL Cool J
Pyrex Vision- Raekwon
Nothin' New- KRS One & Marley Marl