Only adults are admitted. Nobody younger than 18 can hire or listen to Psykhomantus in the club or your speakers with this rating. The DJ under this category do not have limitation on the bad language that is used. Hard Beats are generally allowed, and strong Scratchin/Beat Juggling along with Body Tricks activity is also allowed. Scenes of strong real sex may be permitted if justified by a fly groupie.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Thank You James Brown mixtape by Psykhomantus & DJ Looby

Psykhomantus & DJ Looby go Back to back with James browns ultimate classic funky soul joints. Plus special guest Mr. Switch (DMC World Champion) features a special mix.
R.I.P to the God Father Of Soul James Brown (1933-2006)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

VisionBombing Episode 5

Back and up to date with VisionBombing Episode 5 by Psykhomantus, Mr Dex and Madflow.
This episode features rap videos by Big Pooh, BMC, Bishop Nehru, Cappo, Caxton Press, Clear Soul Forces, DJ Format & Phill Most Chill, G-Milla, J-Live, Lewis Parker, Marco Polo, Neak, Oddisee, OverDoz, Quest, Rustee Juxx, Tanya Morgan & Nitty Scott MC and Wyld Bunch. Special guest Kima (Union Blak) & Marco Polo.

VB SEASON 1: EPISODE 5 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

1. Intro- MadFlow*
2. Theme
3. Exhale ft. Que Hampton- Bishop Nehru
4. Hunger- Caxton Press
5. I Do Not Fail ft. Hannibal Stax- Wyld Bunch
6. Summer With Asakala- Lewis Parker
7. Skit: Kimba (of Union Blak)*
8. Do What You Love feat Slot A- Neak 
9. The Fun Razor- J Live. 
10. The Feeling- DJ Format & Phill Most Chill 
11. Killer Tofu- OverDoz 
12. Never Too Much feat Nitty Scott MC- Tanya Morgan 
13. Skit: MadFlow*
14. Countdown To Def- Rustee Juxx
15. Yield Of Labour (Elysian Fields Pt. 2)- Cappo
16. Own Appeal- Oddisee
17. Gold Chain- Rapper Big Pooh
18. Skit: Marco Polo*
19. Continue- Clear Soul Forces 
20. Something To Prove feat Mickey Factz- Quest 
21. The World Is Yours- BMC 
22. Coke And Pepsi- G Milla 
23. G.U.R.U feat Talib Kweli & DJ Premier- Marco Polo 
24. End Credits

Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
Edited, graded and mastered by some sucker
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013

VisionBombing Episode 4

Thats right people, we're back. 
Another episode of Visionbombing with that freshness by Mr. Dex, MadFlow and yours truly.

1. Theme
2. Intro: MadFlow*
3. Now (This Far)- Micall Parknsun
4. More Levels- Bumpy Knuckles
5. Straight Off The Block ft. DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch & Lil Fame- Termanology.
6. 80s Blocks From Tiffany's/Mic Check- Pete Rock/Camp Lo
7. Skit: John Simmit (Upfront Comedy)*
8. Rhymin 76 Remix feat Dukus Alemay and DJ Stixx- Funky DL.
9. All My Love feat Yummy Bingham- TiRon & Ayomati.
10. Chocolate feat L'Renee- Big Tone.
11. Back At The Ranch feat Jean Grea- Mobetta
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. Maybe One Day feat Black Spade- Blu & Exile
14. Slicker Than Average feat Sparks & Dubbul O- The Mouse Outfit
15. Hilary Swank- Joey Bada$
16. Sunday Best/Mondays Worst- Black Milk
17. Skit: Mr. Stricklin*
18. Catchin' The Vibe- Quasimoto
19. Music- Medline & Mistah Live
20. Bullsh*t Rap- NittyScottMC
21. Tidal Tendencies- Hawk House
22. Outro: MadFlow
23. End Credits

Bonus Video: I Know who Killed Hip Hop- Price EA

Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
Edited, graded and mastered by Rob G
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Psykhomantus presents ReBirth Of Fresh (Best Of 2013…So Far)

This mix is dedicated to those that are still into good underground Rap music. Lately a lot of DJs seem to be stuck in the past doing 90's throwbacks or just living off the dead and letting some dope new stuff just slide by them. Time to step up and keep this culture moving. Being a fan of Hip Hop from 83 and seeing it grow in 93 to seeing it change in 03, I'm still showing my love now in 13. Doing VisionBombing ( with my homie Mr Dex and MadFlow keeps us on our toes by searching for the dope stuff and showing our love by pushing it forward with our skills. We do this for the love and not for fashion. 

I could go Blah Blah Blah and all that other stuff so I'll get say this, to the fans, enjoy. To the fake DJs who clam to think that they are Hip Hop and telling their followers to vote for them to be DJ of the Year (Suckers), Get the Bozack!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Q&A With ThatKidNameDCee

Here we catch up with a old internet friend of mine that has has been keeping himself mad busy in the world of Skratching. I let the questions speak of this mans art...

Psykhomantus: Okay, so first question. Just for the readers to know who you are, can you tells us where your from and what you do for a living?

ThatKidNameDCee: I'm Thatkidnamedcee from Houston, Texas USA. I make a living in 2 ways. As a skratch artist & performer, and also several different "day job" type ventures I'm into.  

P: When did you get into DJing, what was yours age when you got the buzz and wanted to touch a turntable?

T: I wouldn't even go as far as to call myself a dj. I don't mix at clubs or whatnot. I'm strictly as skratch artist. In 1982 I heard "Buffalo Gals" by Malcolm McClaren. I was infatuated by the skratching in the song & immediately picked it up. Skratchin since 1982!  

P: Now we met via twitter a few years back I was tweeting classic Hip Hop albums and you joined in. What's do you class as the golden era for Rap music. Late 80s or Early 90s?

T: For me, 1982-1994 is the Golden Era! Man I miss that greatness…. 

P: And what do you class as the golden era for Turntablism?

T: Late 90s.... Xmen, ISP, BeatJunkies, Allies, etc….

P: Name 5 DJs that you rate and why?

T: Grand mixer DXT & Mixmaster Ice. Because I studied them so much to learn how to skratch. Joe Cooley was also a huge influence. Then Rob Swift, Dstyles & Qbert! They influenced my later more advanced skratch game. Oops that's 6! Lol 

P: You introduced me to your collective group SkratchLife, Who are the members of SkratchLife and how did you meet them?

T: Well YOU are one of em! Along with DocJeezy, DJ Needlz, DJ Dexxx & me. We all met online. We all respect this art in similar ways. One day hopefully we'll finally record an EP or something! 

P: How did you get in the Guinness Book Of Records, what's the story behind that?

T: It's not finished yet, but my man Hannibal Flynt had an idea to do the largest posse skratch track ever recorded. I won't give all the juicy details yet, but it's gonna be so dope when finished & will be in the Guiness book! 

P: Is there a performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?

T: The first battle I was ever in. Late 80s. I was a bit nervous & had some needle skippage....but hey, it was my first battle... I lost lol!

P: And your take with DJ technology, what's your thoughts on that and what do you prefer to use?

T: It's cool as long as it's not a crutch. I don't have any DVS stuff or anything though. I rep with a mixer, turntable (or QFO) and a grip of vinyl. I don't hate on technology, but I love doing things my way!

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you? 

T: New skratch projects dropping soon! Plus my 2nd skratch break vinyl. And the Guiness book track. But for now, cop my album from 2010 (below)
Peace to all who support me & thank you for interviewing me!! For all updates on me, follow me on twitter (@thatkidnamedcee) 
Much love!!

Electric Relaxation Vol 1 Mixtape By Psykhomantus

Electric Relaxation Vol 1 is a Remixed, reworked or a tribute version of Marvin Gaye's "Turn On Some Music", Chaka Khan's "I Feel For You", Common's "Thelonius feat Slum Village", Teena Marie's "Portuguese Love", Steve Spacek's "Eve", Yarbrough & Peoples "Don't Stop The Music", Michael Jackson's "Butterflies" and Slum Village's "Players", Soul II Soul's "Back To Life", Towa Tei's "Dubnova (Part 1 & 2)" and A Tribe Called Quest's "Find A Way", Malcolm McLaren's "Buffalo Gals" and Jay Z & Kanye West's "Otis" and a tribute to Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness".

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Q & A with MadFlow (VisionBombing)

Now that you got to know about Mr. Dex (last blog), Here's another member from the VisionBombing team, Madflow. I've known this brother for a long time now and happy to say that I'm a good friend of his, We can talk about Hip Hop all day and everyday, nothing goes past this brothers eyes. He's worked with a lot of Hip Hop artists, a former member of Substance and one of the reasons Birmingham city had great Hip Hop shows in the late 90's to mid 00's (and thats the truth, Ruth). Last year he dropped the underground mixtape The Abdominal Flowman (mixed by yours truly) and still do a few shows overseas. Now he's the host on the internet new rap show VisionBombing. Here I ask 10 (clean) questions about Birmingham's Dutty rotten scoundrel.

Psykhomantus: Okay, so first question. When did you get into Hip Hop? 
MadFlow: My great great great great cousin was Kool Herc lol... Nah my older brother was into the early street sound records etc. As a kid his crates were the first I had access to I was pretty much hooked from there. 
P: Out of the four elements (of Hip Hop) you choice to proceed into rhyming as an MC. Which artist or artists gave you the jump off? 
M: Actually I wanted to be a DJ at first but couldn't afford the kit. I tried all the elements of Hiphop. Back then that was the natural progress.. I heard Ultramagnetic MC's & Kool G Rap etc and I was like damn I wanna be like these guys. To me there styles were next level and unique. 
P: Your also known for your beat boxing skills. Did you study Doug E Fresh and The Fat Boys to develop your style? 
M: I studied them all. Biz, Ready Rock, Greg Nice, Joc Box, Sipho, Sefton etc.. It was the way forward.. And a local dude called Chase he was ill.. Oh can't forget Darren Deer and Doc. Later I got cool with Killa Kela we battled and then became friends and did tours etc together. We were the beginning of UK's new school beatboxers pre YouTube! 
P: You was sign to some labels here, how did you get hooked up with them and how comes your stuff never got out? 
M: Juice Aleem introduced me to Will Ashon ( Big Dada ) he had heard my freestyles etc.. This lead to me being featured on a track Called "Triple Intruder" with Juice Aleem & Part-2. I only signed as a non exclusive artist. I was terrified of label politics I didn't really trust anyone lol I still don't.. I was happy doing the live shows getting a deal wasn't my main focus. My early works came out on Big Dada and I did a freestyle joint for Son Records. My group projects never saw daylight..
P: So how did it feel listening to the Mixtape "Psykhomantus presents Madflow: The Abominable Flowman" back to back? 
M: It was cool hearing myself in the mix I was thankful that I finally had a full project out. I lost my pops when I started recording so it almost never happened.. My original plan was to only do a four track ep.. but once you start recording you get the bug lol
P: Who are the producers on the Mixtape and where are they from? 
M: The main producer was an up and coming dude from Germany "Prickly Pear" he had links with Soulspazm and Grand Agent. He did 90% of the production. Then there was Myke Forte, DJ Hell Rza both talented producers from Birmingham. And last but not least S.2 from Australia. 
P: You've also made a few music videos from the Mixtape. How many videos have you done from The Abominable Flowman" Mixtape? 
M: I've just had a new video done for "Kickaholic" By my man G @gstylesmedia. I've also done vids for ( give it to ya, for the love, panic!, t.w.o.p & t.w.o.p remix ) there are also unfinished vids for ( the hustle, play my sh*t & take it back ) my idea was to have a vid for every track lol 
P: You've hosted a lot of Hip Hip artists from around the world. Can you name a few of those artists? M: Hosting was one of my main jobs so I was fortunate enough to have hosted for loads of artist. I'll name a few: Slum village, de la soul, souls of mischief, Masta ace & Ed.og, Jeru, krs1, DJ Premier.. The list goes on... 
P: Your skills has made you travel around the world. Can you name a few places that you've been? 
M: Japan, South Africa, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Holland etc...
P: Last Question. What will we be expecting in the future from you? M: The Abominable Flowman Returns! Etc.... 

Bonus: Here is the latest music video taken from the 2012 mixtape "Psykhomantus presents The Abominable Flowman"

Download Psykhomantus presents The Abominable Flowman here:

Monday, 7 October 2013

Q & A with Mr. Dex (Itch F.M. "The Dex Files"/VisionBombing)

Word up peeps. Back again with another Q & A and this we're illing out with my brother (from another brother), my DJ partner in crime from VisionBombing, the gal dem sugar, Ladies took in your bra's, Fella's hide your sisters cause we about to go on with no other than London's finest, Itch F.M's .....................Mmmmmmmmmmmr Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeex!!!

1. So first question. As I always ask, At what age did you know that you wanted to be a DJ?
I've been playing vinyl at home since about 6yrs, but seeing Jam Master Jay and Terminator X around the age of 8-10 made me want to get a pair of decks.  I was happy with it as a hobby, but the passion for it led to opportunities that have turned it into a possible career option.

2. Outside of Hip-Hop, What other genre in music do you like?
Lots of stuff including...In most genres there's a portion of tracks I can relate to even if I don't follow certain genres too closely.  Generally I keep and ear open for anything that sounds and feels good to me, particularly if it's of a boom-bap, funky or soulful nature.  :)

3.  As I know your on London's Itch F.M. My question is how long has that station been running for and how did you get on to having your own show called "The Dex Files"
Well I was a part of Itch FM during their inaugural run early 2000s and was involved then for about 3 yrs.  At the time I got on through a mixtape submission, and I mean mixtape, TDK lol.  Itch ran up until 2006 I believe.
Itch resurfaced with an online blog in 2012.  Management got in touch with me this year when they were making plans to launch online.  I was keen, but reluctant at the same time as I didn't want to come back with the same format and feel as my previous shows.  Besides I'm now 10yrs older than I was then, I've had various influences since then, and my taste in music has developed also.
Funny enough, I had it in mind to use The DeX Files in some form during my first run on Itch.  Around the same period DJ Excalibah (1Xtra) released a compilation called The Ex-Files.  Due to timing and the fact I didn't have a solid concept to back the name I decided to sit on it.
I first used the name for my Mixcloud page a couple years ago and when the opportunity came to get back on Itch it made sense to reinforce the brand/concept by giving the show the same name.  At present the show offers my interpretation of true-skool Hip-Hop with an element of Soul, it's not a show based on trends or location of artists, simply quality of the music.  Whilst the primary focus is on current releases I also aim to connect the dots between the old and the new.  I consider it the vegan/organic alternative to your bog standard Hip-Hop & R&B show.  lol

4. So your a fan of The X Files?
Nah not really lol.  In school I remember kids used to bang on about the show, I watched a few episodes here and there but was never a follower of it.  Though there are similarities.  In the same way Mulder believed there was extraterrestrial life on earth, I'm a firm believer that there is quality music out there, contrary to what's being offered by the mainstream outlets.  My mission is to find it and expose it.  lol

5. On radio still... what's your view on the whole Tim Westwood/DJ 279 thing?
The same as the majority really, it was a foul move, simple.  Clearly it made good business sense to the head honchos, but there's a way of going about things, especially towards someone that gave you 20-odd years and made the contributions that they did.  To be honest though, no matter how it was handled, a number of people would have found that particular move distasteful for obvious reasons.  I understand they've also just dropped Daddy Earnie after 24yrs!?!?!  Radio's changing.  Stations that once seemed to make a difference of have something edgy about them are now sounding alike, promoting trends and serving a specific demographic.  At the same time the underground and independent have responded with the emergence of stations such as NTS, Mi-Soul, Itch etc.  

6. What's your views on the clubs/bars that you know of now a days. Are you happy with what we got (that you know of) or do you think it needs work (network game, sound system, ect ect)?
On average a lot of venues sound systems are average, and the pay isn't always great in relation to the money that's taken by the venue on the night.  People will leave if they don't like the music they're hearing, just as it will stay rammed if they love it.  One thing is pretty certain, no music = no vibes = no party.  So I think on average the money can be better than it is.
What irks me, if anything, is that the importance of the quality of the DJ has decreased over the years.  A lot of DJs seem to be hired based on association or because it's more 'cost-effective' for the venue, which doesn't always translate into a good night.  Of course the number of DJs has increased over the years largely due to technological advancements, rather than desire for the art.  The outcome is the venue owners are in a great position to pick and choose DJs based on whatever agenda suits them at the time.
Business wise I understand, venues want to make money, but when it gets to a point where it feels like  a venue owners will be happy to have you playing acapellas all night if you could guarantee a full house, I have an issue with that.

Networking skills is one of the top skills to acquire across board at this present time, but more important is to link and network with like minded people.  Things will progress a lot faster and further with less issues.  The good thing about the level of competition we have in London is that it forces you to think outside the box and be more creative.

7.Can you remember your favourite performance as a party rocker?
There's been countless good nights over the years, but Jazz Cafe, definitely.  Jazz Cafe at the time was a venue where I'd seen performances from many artists that I respect, legends.  Fast forward circa 2004/05 I had the opportunity to perform at Jazz Cafe as tour DJ with Klashnekoff/ Terrafirma.  After the show I got to spin a lengthy hip-hop set...Lets just say I was in my element.

What capped it off was someone spotted my younger brother at his place of work, thinking it was me, he went on to tell my brother how much he smashed it as Jazz Cafe the other night, my brother wasn't even there.  lol

8. Is there a DJ performance that you've done and said to yourself that you could of done that better?
Yeah, most of them lol.  Seriously, I analyse everything.  Even the events that clearly went well based on crowd response, I analyse those too.  What went well?  Why did it go well?   What didn't go so well?  How can I improve?  etc.  Always analysing, everything.  As confident as I am with my skill set I still feel a degree of anxiousness before most gigs because I know there's always an unexpected element, no matter how prepared I've been.  For example once a promoter asked me to prepare a specific set for a party he booked me for.  As requested I went there with the specified set and cleared a full floor in minutes, left with just 3 friends who came to see me...The feeling indescribable.  The lesson - you're better off preparing a set in accordance to the musical policy of the party in general, promoters (generally) are not DJs.  

9. As this is mostly a Q & A of getting to know you as a DJ, I would like to ask which 5 DJs do you rate in this game now?
?uestlove - musical diversity and the simplicity and effectiveness of his delivery
Mr. Thing - never met such a friendly beast in all my days.
DJ Scratch - technique and style/ branding
DJ Jazzy Jeff - class act
Psykhomantus - we play in a similar vein, with subtle differences.  His work ethic, hunger and vision has been inspirational at times when I've been lacking in those areas.

10. Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?
For the foreseeable future I'll be building on the current projects I'm involved in namely VisionBombingItch FM and A Bunch of Deckheads.  There's a new mixtape on the way with British/ Ghanaian artist Arise King David, and you can catch me on rotation with myGet Involved family at their bi-monthly night in Camden Town (Zen Sai). I'm looking to bang on ear drums through as many avenues as possible home and away over the next year.  I've no doubt other worthwhile opportunities will pop up along the way and I'll add them to the mix (no pun) wherever possible.

Hear Mr. Dex's mix "Yardbird" here

Check out "A Bunch Of Deckheads" by Mr. Dex & Hope.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

VisionBombing Season 1 Episode 3

VB SEASON 1: EPISODE 3 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VisionBombing Episode 3 is out now featuring Black The Ripper & Harry Love, Capital Steez, De La Soul, Fresh Vetz & Dynasty, Homeboy Sandman, KRS 1, K9 & Blak Twang, LMNO & Kev Brown, Mystro, Reks, Nu Dekades, Rapsode, T-Weaponz Tony Touch, Thaione Davis, Uptown XO and 14KT mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr. Dex, hosted by MadFlow.

VISIONBOMBING (Season 1 Episode 3)

1. Theme
2. Skit: MadFlow*
3. Get Bizzy feat Dynasty- Fresh Vetz
4. Put Soul In It feat Tony Touch- T-Weaponz
5. The Molotov- Reks
6. Good Vibes- Uptown XO
7. Skit: Jonzi D & Soweto Kinch*
8. You Ain't Right- Mystro
9. Ya Know- LMNO & Kev Brown
10. Apex- Capital Steez 
11. Five & Ten- 14KT
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. The Boppers- Thaione Davis
14. Get Away feat The Sprit Of Wu-Tang- De La Soul
15.  I.K.Y.A.B.W.A.I (I Know You Are But What Am I) feat Blak Twang- K9
16. Black Friday- Nu Dekades
17. Skit: Maseo (De La Soul)*
18. The Remedy- Black The Ripper & Harry Love
19. Non Fiction  ft. Raheem DeVaughn- Rapsode
20. Aztechnical- KRS One
21. Strange Planet- Homeboy Sandman
22. End Credits

Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by GJIGGY
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Sunday, 22 September 2013



VB EXCLUSIVE - MASEO (DE LA SOUL) INTERVIEW from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

Yep! VisionBombing hits you off with our first Exclusive interview with Maseo of De La Soul at Birmingham's Hare & Hounds, were he tells us about his beginning as a DJ, working with De La Soul, his tour and his solo project. This is one that is worth checking out.

Interviewed by MadFlow
Music mixed by Mr Dex
Edited, graded and mastered by Gjiggy
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Thursday, 19 September 2013

X-Ecution Of A Bum Rush (Best Of X-Ecutioners/Roc Raida Tribute)

Dedicated to the late DJ Grand Master Roc Raida. This is a mixtape i did a few years back. I had to put it up again as the Turntable world has lost a great DJ.
Why The X-Men {aka The X-Ecutiners)?
This turntablist crew is one of the baddest things that has happen for this DJ art form, culture, Hip-Hop, ect, ect. We all know our history on Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Master Flash, Theodore and DXT, but most people forget about Steve Dee. Without Steve Dee where would these (beat) juggle monsters have come from. Steve Dee took this artform to a higher level that I dear say had the whole world in his hands (I said it, Ha!).
Well I’m not here to give you a history lesson; you can go check that out for yourself on the Internet. I’ve been a DJ for almost 20 years but still a fan on the DJ/Turntablist culture. There’s nothing better than hearing how DJ’s restructure a record by scratching or beat juggling into something new. Hip-Hop DJ’s helped shape and form some of the equipment that we use today (you better ask somebody) and continuing still. As a teen I watched my Father bring in his turntables, set up his big wooded speakers in the living room and pull out his dub plates, so it was no question that I wanted to be like my Daddy. Now a full time job I still look back on what my hero’s did. I look back on what DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Cash Money has done in the late 80’s, loved what DJ Scratch and DJ Premier did on wax, enjoyed hearing my UK peers like DJ Pogo, Cut Master Swift and HiJack’s DJ Undercover & DJ Supreme to seeing The Invisibl Skratch Piklz and The X-Men take it to another level. I still go back to them Videos, Albums and DVD’s as I still learn something from it. But what amaze me the most is watching Mista Sinista, Roc Raida, Rob Swift & Total Eclipse. Weather group or solo they had the world shook. They have style, flava and soul, there the real deal from their routine set to their studio recording albums (Yep! Even Rob Swift’s Ill Insanity got next). I didn’t put any of there solo stuff or featured Rappers because there work as a group is still outer this world. Remember, Rappers may be the most paid artists in the Hip-Hop culture but DJ’s make the world go round. Without us, them muthafuckaz wouldn’t be Shit.

Intro feat Tirple Treat (Apollo, Vinroc & Shortkut)
One Man Band
X-Ecution Scratch
Word Play
Old School Throwdown
Premier X-Ecution feat DJ Premier
5 Fingers Of Death (Ill Insanity) feat DJ Q-Bert
What Is A Scratch (Interlude)
Mad Flava
X-Ecutioners (Theme) Song feat Dan The Automator
The Countdown Pt 2
Space Invader
Scratch Live (Ill Insanity) feat Roc Raida
A Journey Into Sound feat Kenny Muhammed
Ill Bill
Break Ill
3 Boroughs
Choppin N***** Up
The Turntable Anthem
Feel The Bass
X-Ecution Of A Bum Rush feat Beat Junkies (Babu & J-Rocc)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

"Hip Hop Till You Drop" from Birmingham 4 Squares Festival 7th-8th September.

"Hip Hop Till You Drop" from Birmingham 4 Squares Festival 7th-8th September.

The Drum and the DanceXchange join forces to weave DJs, beat boxers, live performers and street and hip hop dancers for the high energy urban flavours extravaganza.

Hosted by DJ Psykhomantus & Madflow With live performances by Sic'Nis, Detin8, Clan & Deez'l, Adante, incredible performances from B-Boy Championships All-Stars, workshop demonstrations from Shaun Cope and Lucie Talbott, and a community B-Boy performance created by DanceXchange.

Wellgosh 25th Anniversary, Leicester.

Wellgosh clothing store celebrated their 25th Anniversary on Saturday 24th August 2013. Fashion and music combined with live performances from Newham Generals (Footsie & D Double E), P Money (OGz), Logan Sama (Kiss), DJ Swerve (Kiss), DJ JJ (RInse), DJ MS1, Mayhem, SAF One, Psykhomantus and Mad Flow. Brands including Nike, adidas Originals, New Balance, Stussy, Eastpak, Incase, The Hundreds, HUF, Mishka and Wemoto supported on the night also.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Corset Magazine presents Sensuality, Sexuality & The Erotic 2

Back in the mix on the audio tip. Returning back with another XXX mixtape for Corset Magazine. Sensuality, Sexuality & The Erotic 2 features Dufrayne, Eric Lau, J-Hoon, Moonchild, NUMBE:RA, Omar, Shigeto Tall Black Guys, Terrance Martin and Zo! Check it out...

1. 8 Miles To Mornart- Tall Black Guys
2. Closer- Eric Lau
3. Manmade- Zo!
4. Favourite Line- J Hoon
5. There I Go- NUMBE:RA
6. No Wrong, No Right- Terrance Martin
7. What U Really Needed- Shigeto 
8. The Tooch- Dufrayne
9. Be Free- Moonchild
10. There's Nothing Like This- Omar

CORSET is the go-to magazine for all things sexuality. 
Download each issue!

The Magazine debuted as a quarterly publication to eager fans ready for something more than Playboy or a dense academic sexuality journal. CORSET has quickly risen to become more than just a media platform for empowering, comfortable, and inspiring dialogue about sex. CORSET is the people’s desire for dialogue, manifested. It’s a seed in a growing movement and much needed mainstream shift in sexual consciousness.

VisionBombing Episode 2 (Wellgosh 25th Anniversary Special)

VisionBombing returns with another pack of good tracks with the video's to match. In this episode, VisionBombing dedicates this to Leicester's urban clothing store Wellgosh to help celebrate it's 25th anniversary. Madflow host's in and outside the store on Highcross street, a special appearance from Psykhomantus and a little history of Wellgosh from one of the staff members. In this Episode Psykhomantus and Mr. Dex mix music videos from the likes of Action Figures, Durag Dynasty, Genesis Elijah, JJ Doom, Mayhem Laure and Action Bronson, Clear Soul Forces, DJ Premier feat Dynasty, Phili N Dotz, Rex, SonnyJim, 9th Wonder & Buckshot, Vic Mensa and more.

VB SEASON 1: EPISODE 2 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VISIONBOMBING (Season 1 Episode 2)
(Wellgosh 25th Anniversary Special)
1. Theme
2. Intro- MadFlow*
3. Purple Patch- Sonnyjim
4. Outta Control feat Hodgy Beats- M.E.D.
5. Rockfresh- Phili 'N' Dotz
6. Guv'Nor- JJ Doom
7. Skit- Madflow
8. Underground King- Genesis Elijah
9. 360 Waves- Durag Dynasty
10. Typhoon Rap feat Action Bronson- Mayhem Laure
11. My 2nd Lighter- Redman
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. Concrete Jungle- 9th Wonder & Buckshot
14. 25th Hour- Rexs
15. Jumanji feat T3- Action Figures
16. Get No Better- Clear Soul Forces
17. Skit: Madflow*
18. Lyrical Homicide feat Livin Proof & Sadat X- Fokis
19. Walk On By- Logic
20. Epic Dynasty feat Dynasty- DJ Premier
21. Orange Soda- Vic Mensa
22. Outro- MadFlow*
23. End Credit
Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by GJIGGY
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Tuesday, 13 August 2013


Well! It's been a while when I last did a Q & A but this will be my first as all my interviews have been related to my mix tapes that I made for the artist. This is a first of many to come of DJ's that I feel is mad nice with their choice of selections and knows how to hold it down. So ladies and gentlemen, Straight from B.C (Birmingham City), I introduce you to Jayson Wynters...

Psykhomantus: So first question. When did you know you wanted to take a travel into the world of DJing?

Jayson Wynters: In my late teens/early twenties when the House n Garage scene went into a decline(I was an MC back then) I found myself aggressively collecting/digging for more music and building up my personal library and been inspired by my uncle as he was a DJ.

P: So how would you explain what your style of music is?

JW: That's a hard one because my musical style is so varied, even within one genre.. I would however describe it as authentic, underground, abstract, raw and Avant Garde

P: What is your favourite genre in music?

JW: Is there such a genre called 'good music'? lol, I don't have a favourite, but I'm into House, Techno, Jazz, Hip Hop, Nu Soul, Rare Grooves, Fusion, Broken Beats, Electronica etc

P: I do recall seeing your mix tapes on two websites, one on Bamalovesoul, the other on moovmnt. How did you make that move and are you on other post/blogs?

JW: I've been following Bama Love Soul n Moovmnt for a while and love what both brands deliver, it was a case of connecting with them/reaching out and those guys seeing what I do in terms of mix tapes and been an 'active' DJ so to speak, so it was an honour to get asked to do a feature. Sometimes my mixes will get published on Graham Pitts blog site/radio show he's another guy that's been supportive and he does good work and I get features on other random sites that I don’t know of.

P: Now you've DJed with E Double D and DJed a few times at Got Soul, where else have you DJed and do you have a resident spot of your own?

JW: I have a couple of residencies across the city one been @ Spotlight in Digbeth Birmingham, it's a cool spot in town that's been running for a year or so and they really support good music/events across the spectrum of Deep House, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Disco, Downtempo etc

P: What's your views on the clubs/bars that you know of now a days. Are you happy with what we got (that you know of) or do you think it needs work (network game, sound system, ect ect)?

JW: This is a good question and I have a number of views on this topic.. In my opinion the state of most bars/clubs in this city are not of a standard they should be. I think we are way off the mark in comparison to places such as London or even further afield places in Europe. Nowadays some people just open up these bars/clubs wanting to make a quick buck but no thought process actually goes into the production of these establishments, such as the acoustic properties of the bar/club and how that effects the sound in the room, installation of poor sound systems or no sound systems in some cases, lack of marketing from the venues relying on promoters to bring in numbers or even club managers ripping off promoters with ridiculous hire fees etc I mean I could really go on here but I think you get the point. So yes we still need to do a lot of work albeit we have made a little progress over the years.

P: And your take with DJ technology, what's your thoughts on that and what do you prefer to use?

JW: As long as the technology doesn't promote laziness or kill creativity then I'm all up for innovation. I got into DJing when CDJs were well into the market but I've been around and messed with turn tables/vinyl from the House n Garage days so I appreciate the before and after. I suppose Like everything technology has its pros n cons and depending on the circumstances I may use Traktor Scratch Pro if I am doing a 3-4 hour set somewhere playing across the board or nowadays for my House sets it’s a mixture of Vinyl and CDs. I can adjust accordingly but I am a hands on type of DJ so I like buttons, knobs, faders etc so you will never see me solely in my Macbook or mouse clicking etc so to speak. Now where's that Sync button lol

P: Name 5 DJs that you rate and why?

JW: I don't like this question lol ... Errm, ok in no particular order

Madlib – Madlib is a F****** eclectic genius (excuse my language), his  take on music is something else, He’s like the mentor I never met. His medicine shows are awesome and he’s not defined to one genre although his associations with Hip-Hop are pretty deep. This guy does music whether its Jazz, Hip Hop, Brazilian, Fusion, etc. This guy is a distraction at times & always has my attention.  As a producer and DJ I love his underground approach and he always plays some shit whilst you’re doing something that makes you stop and be like ‘what the hell???’ He’s a genius and definitely underrated in my opinion and I don’t throw that genius word out for fun. I just hope people don’t realise this fact too late like they did with Dilla (R.I.P)

Frank Roger - this guy's podcasts are always on point, his mixes are always so musical n raw and very story like, I seen him live a few years back too and his set was dope

Black Jazz Consortium aka Fred P - this cat here is a legend I love his production and his mixes and managed to see him live when he came to Birmingham, again very raw and underground

DJ Mitsu - Defo one of my fav DJ/producers a couple of his Jazz mixes have prompted me to dig deeper and also really exposed me to a lot of what had been sampled by Hip-Hop producers, so for me he stood out educationally

DJ E Double D - E is a friend of mine and defo a local hero in this city, he knows how to work a crowd, is technically competent and knows riddim across the board, he's defo a DJs DJ and those who know know.

P: What else do you like to do that is outside from DJing/Music, do you have a hubby?

JW: Outside of Music I am a Kung Fu practitioner and have been studying the art for a while, spending time with family & friends, I love travelling,  watching movies, playing Chess and recently I've been getting into cycling

P: Last question. What will we be expecting in the future from you?

JW: You can expect more and more music :) I have also been in the background producing for a few years, so I've been chipping away at that and honing in on my craft, so there will be some releases and possibly launching my own label at some point also

Check out Jayson Wynters "Bruk Foot" mixtape

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Monday, 5 August 2013

VISIONBOMBING (Season 1 Episode 1)

SEASON 1: EPISODE 1 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

Welcome to the first episode of VisionBombing. You've seen the pilot, now you get the whole idea. This is Season 1 which will feature 10 episodes that will fall on the last saturday of each month. This episode features dope videos from Camp Lo, Clear Soul Force, Joey Bada$$, Nottz/Pete Rock, Rapsody, Sean Price, Slum Village Soundsci, Torae and many more. Special appearance by Mailk from MD7 and Mikey Don from Krispy 3. 

VISIONBOMBING (Season 1 Episode 1)
1. Theme Music
2. MadFlow Intro*
3. The Ultimate- Soundsci
4. On Smash- Camp Lo ft. Styles P
5. Turn It Up- Nottz X & Pete Rock
6. Beats Rhymes & Life - Clear Soul Force
7. Skit: MadFlow & Malik MD7*
8. Steady Mobbin- Torae
9. Bang Exclusive - Kid Tsunami ft. Sean Price
10. Unorthodox - Joey Bada$$
11. Back N Forth Scrambler - Large Professor & Yu Mamiya
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. This, That & The 3rd Spectac & Amiri
14. Ahabetical Slaughter Pt 2- Papoose
15. Swank Sinatra - Dyme-N-Duzin ft. Joey Ba$$, Capital Steez & CJ Fly
16. Extra Extra - Rapsody ft. Mac Miller
17. Skit: Mikey Don of Krispy*
18. Best of Times - Strong Arm Steady ft. Phonte
19. Forever- Slum Village
20. Home Sweet Home - Masta Ace ft. Pav Bundy
21. Spike Lee Was My Hero - Skyzoo ft. Talib Kweli
22. End Credits*

Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
Edited, graded and mastered by GJIGGY
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Psykhomantus presents VisionBombing Pilot

VISIONBOMBING (Pilot) from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

Welcome to the pilot of my latest project called VisionBombing. As I've posted before for those that don't know what VisionBombing is. VisionBombing is a one-hour Internet music video program of rap videos mixed lively in a mixtape style (using Rane's Serato Video SL) by myself (Psykhomantus), London's Mr. Dex with special appearance from rap stars, live in studio performances and comedy and hosted by hosted by Birmingham's Madflow. VisionBombing is a cross between the classic Yo! MTV Raps and the Rawkus mixtape SoundBombing 2. Check the pilot out as their is more to come.
VisionBombing Pilot

1. Theme Music
2. MadFlow Intro*
3. Key To The City feat Rob Swift- Large Professor
4. Break Loose feat DJ Scratch- Rasheed Chappell
5. Emotion feat Sarina Leah & Shaun Escoffrey- Ty
6. Welcome To The Terrordome- Pharoahe Monch
7. Skit: MadFlow*
8. Waves- Joey Bada$$
9. Rock The Bells- Tanya Morgan
10. The Good Fight- Phonte
11. Reppin- Slum Village
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. House Of Flying Daggers feat Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Method Man- Raekwon
14. That's Hard feat Styles P & Sean Price- Pete Rock/Smif & Wessun
15. Jansport Strings- Skyzoo
16. Give It Up (Intro)- MC Melodee
17. Give It Up (Cookin' Soul Remix)- MC Melodee
18. Skit: MadFlow*
19. Starting Over- Jhest
20. Project Boy- Joell Oritz
21. World Premier- Ill Bill
22. Ques an Charde- Oscar O'Malley
23. End Credits*

Hosted by MadFlow
Music videos mixed by Psykhomantus & Mr Dex
Edited, graded and mastered by GJiggy
Graphics by Glen Stone
VisionBombing 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

"Drunken Juggles" at Open Art Surgery, Birmingham's Hippodrome

Breakin' Convention's returns with another Open Art Surgery at Birmingham's Hippodrome which featured DJ Psykhomantus , Mad Flow , Marso Riviere , NeneTaps (MDK), Marius & Andrei (MDK), Melisha and Pilgrim. The event was hosted by the one and only Jonzi D and all the music was played live by Soweto Kinch and DJ Psykhomantus

Check out Psykhomantus piece called "Drunken Juggles feat MadFlow"

Freddie Wong: Psykhomantus
Sam Seed: MadFlow
Freddie Wong (Voice): Jonzi D
Sam Seed (Voice): Soweto Kinch
Sound EFX by Soweto Kinch

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Hip Hop at The Hip- Open Art Surgery with Jonzi D

Following four sell-out festivals at Birmingham Hippodrome Breakin’ Convention returns with Open Art Surgery. Hosted by Artistic Director Jonzi D and Soweto Kinch Open Art Surgery is a showcase of brand new ideas in hip hop theatre.

Featuring: Psykhomantus | Mad Flow | Marso Riviere | NeneTaps (MDK) | Marius and Andrei (MDK) | RTKAL | Sticky Toffee | More TBC

Delve into the minds and souls of dancers, emcees and musicians as they dare to try something new, dangerous and exciting! 

Jonzi welcomes you into the lab to digest, dissect and discuss the evening’s performances.

Post show meet the artists as DJs spin the best in soulful beats in StageSide, Thorp Street (opp. Birmingham Hippodrome Stage Door). Limited capacity.

If you're interested in taking part in this Open Art Surgery email telling us about yourself!

Date Sat 20 Jul
Time 7.45pm
Price £5 (Calls cost from 5p per min, 5% transaction
fee applies)

Venue Patrick Centre,
Hurst Street,
Birmingham, B5 4TB
Line-up correct at time of print.

For tickets and information visit or call 0844 338 5000

Sunday, 23 June 2013

International Zone Coasters Tour

Calling all promoters...Punch presents Hip-Hop's International Zone Coasters Tour feat DJ Psykhomantus|MadFlow|MC Melodee|Nu Dekades

Tour Originator Punch Records- named Social Enterprise 2013 will be promoting the tour with marking on ground, nationwide marking and online communities.

Contact- Ammo Talwar MBE||0121 224 7444|@punchrecords

IZC Intro*- Psykhomantus
90s Sh*t- Nu Dekades
Give It Up- La Melodia
Give It Up (Cookin' Soul Remix)- MC Melodee
For The Love- MadFlow
Do That There- Nu Dekades
Think Twice- MC Melodee X Cookin' Soul
Holdin It Down- Nu Dekades
Genius feat MC Melodee- Mac Miller
Beatbox Practice pt.1- MadFlow
Tribute- Nu Dekades
Ain't My Style- MC Melodee X Cookin' Soul
What's The Name Of My DJ (Skit)*- PsykhomantusEdward ZiggaHands feat Psykhomantus- MadFlow