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.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Transmitting Live From Home: Nike Dunk PRM DLS Set

Welcome to the first series of live recording. Transmitting Live From Home will feature live DJ sets from home where I mostly make my mixtapes, turntablism routines and my pre set playlist for some of the gigs that I've DJed in. Some of these recorded sets will feature on YouTube so look out for that in the near future.
As this is the first series for many to come, I like to present you the "Nike DUNK PRM DLS Set" which was DJ Set made for Birmingham's Sneaks & Peaks sneakers and street wear festival at Boxxed Warehouse. The venue had no turntables so this set didn't get no light which was a shame. I had my De La kicks ready, my 3 Feet High & Rising Tee and a few De La vinyls to show off on the day. I didn't want to let this set not get heard so here it is, 45 minutes of De La Soul featuring A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Dres from Black Sheep, Jungle Brothers, Mos Def and many more. If you know my style then you know I will add a few original samples and remixes. Enjoy.

Transmitting Live From Home: Nike Dunk PRM DLS Set by Psykhomantus (Visionbombing) on Mixcloud

Saturday, 28 March 2015

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 10

So the time has come to bring season 2 to a close. VisionBombing episode is now live online for you're viewing pleasure and for our season finale we bring you visual dopeness from Clear Soul Forces, Kenn Starr, CJ Fly & T'Nah Apex, Akua Naru, Juga-Naut and AKD & Deepstar. Plus special guest appearances by Cormega and K9.

 VB SEASON 2: EPISODE 10 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 10

1. Theme
2. Intro: MadFlow*
3. Kno The Sound - Sparkz
4. Heard - Akua Naru
5. Time TSO - Sonny Cheeba
6. BPSWR (BackPackerSubWooferRap)- Clear Soul Forces
7. Skit: K9 & Psykhomantus*
8. Dead Lives feat Cyclonious- AKD & Deepstar
9. Off Rip feat Termanology & Singapore Kane- Big Shug
10. House Of Ravens- Yugen Blakrok
11. The Statement feat Whispers- Chris Rivers
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. Make Music - EdO G
14. Say Goodbye- Kenn Starr
15. Rips In The Paper - Malik B. & Mr. Green
16. Power Moves feat Raggo Zulu Rebel- Jonas McCloud
17. Skit: Cormega*
18. Go feat CJ Fly & T'Nah Apex- Chelsea Reject
19. Blicky feat Brittani Gravely- The Last American B-Boy
20. Apple Juice- Juga-Naut
21. Slick feat Ladybug Mecca- The Hue
22. Outro: MadFlow*
23. Fin: DJ Rob Swift
Hosted by MadFlow
Mixed by DJ Psykhomantus & Mr. Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepard Manyika
VisionBombing 2015

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Interview: On The Q&A Tip with Signif

 photo A3D9EABF-E4F2-49EA-B386-B3109707C360_zpswphjwcgq.jpg

Psykhomantus: Before we start. Can you tell us who you are, and what you do?

Signif: Hello, I’m Signif and I’m an emcee from Milwaukee but I’ve been in New York for a good minute now.

Psykhomantus: When and how did you fall in love with Hip Hop?

Signif: As a young girl watching my cousin and my brothers partake in emceeing made me want to participate.

Psykhomantus: What inspires you to write your rhymes?

Signif: When I started it was about cracking jokes, having fun, cyphering and a lot of other things that don’t matter to me as much anymore. I’m inspired by my surroundings, family, friends and being socially aware of what’s going on beyond my block.

Psykhomantus: You have a few albums on Bandcamp, can you explain who you've worked with (producers and rappers) from your first album to your latest project?

Signif: I’ve worked with so many people through the years! I usually work with artists and producers that I can vibe with genuinely. I’ve passed up working with certain producers or artists to work with people I resonate well with rather than oh this person is “on” so let me just go that route. The last album I collaborated with Elzhi, Sadat X, Aldrick, and Genesis Renji. The new album features Blu and some other fresh artists so be on the lookout for the new.

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 rappers you rate and why

Signif: 1.) Mos Def because he’s one of the GOATs.
2.) Masta Ace because he’s one of the best to do it.
3.) eLZHI because he’s one of my favorites.
4.) Akua Naru because she’s a dope emcee and her live show is killing yours.
5.) Oddisee because he figured it out and does it well.

Psykhomantus: Can you name one song you wish you written by another artist?
Signif: Black Star - Thieves in the night

Psykhomantus: What’s been your most memorable performances & why?

Signif: Performing in Paris, FR was probably my most memorable performance. I didn’t know what to expect but the energy was great and I love playing with a band, I need more of that in my life! Traveling to different a different country to play was definitely the most memorable performance and the best time.

Psykhomantus: If you had a world tour, which two other artists would you take with you?

Signif: I would take Mos Def and Oddisee.

Psykhomantus: My favorite question. Is there a Rapper you feel that should just give it up?

Signif: I don’t think any rapper, emcee, or person should every give up on anything they feel passionate about no matter what. On the flip if you’re rapping because it’s the cool thing to do right now a quick tap out is cool with me, the inter-webs been on super saturate with everyone wanting to be seen and heard. 

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

Signif: Future wise there will be a new album early next year. Late May you can expect to hear something from the album, I’m excited about the new body of work. I’m also featured on eMC’s new album The Tonight Show due out May 5th, Away from Love is the track that I’m featured on. My sis Pumpkin & Vin’S da Cuero has a new album coming this Spring which I’m featured on as well. I’m also cooking up tracks with DJ Alex J for his next project so you’ll hear me emceeing on tracks with a different sound. I’m busy with my new album and working on collaborations with a few artists. 

Thank you

Signif: Thanks for having me, I look forward to coming to London getting busy for you guys!

Check out Signif's music video "The L Word"

Interview: On The Q&A Tip with Bootha Vandross

 photo -1_zpsjyu98dfw.jpg

Psykhomantus: Before we start. Can you tell us who you are and what you do?

Bootha Vandross: First off, I just want to say that truly appreciate you given me this opportunity & for all of the support.  I’m Bootha Vandross, former group member of a Dallas, TX based Hip Hop group Loose Cannons turned solo artist.  Outside of being an MC, I’m also a beat maker & dabble in audio engineering.

Psykhomantus: When and how did you get into this art form call Hip Hop?

Bootha Vandross:  Well, being an avid lover of music…I’ve been a Hip Hop head since the first time I heard “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugar Hill Gang.  I officially started rhyming in 1992 after joining a group called P.O.E. (Productz Of da Environment).  In 1997 I & a close friend became the Hip Hop duo Loose Cannons.  We were a group for 16 yrs., until we split & I became a solo artist back in 2013.

Psykhomantus: What inspires you to write your rhymes?

Bootha Vandross: Being that I’m a socially conscious individual, my writing usually is inspired by life events that effect my people & anyone else who suffers from the injustices that plague us on a daily whether it’s physical, mental, or on a spiritual level.  I also think of how Hip Hop used to carry a message & it sorely lacks that today…so that’s something else that inspires my writing as well.

Psykhomantus: I can't remember how I came across your music video "Barry Bonds" feat Robi Nickoli which was featured in one of our episodes but I do remember I could not find it on you tube, and the Vimeo file was too big so we had to make the right as I was not going to do that episode without putting it on. I loved the message and the beat was a perfect match. What made you write the song Barry Bonds and who produced the beat?

Bootha Vandross:  Appreciate that you were diggin’ this joint bro & put it on that episode.  The song was inspired from the Malcolm X speech that plays at the beginning of the song.  I was trying to apply what Malcolm was speaking on at that time (1962) to what’s going on presently.  I rapped it over a 9th Wonder instrumental & I titled it Barry Bonds because in many ways I compare him to Malcolm X in that he was a commanding & menacing figure to some.  Every time Bonds stepped up to the plate he wasn’t trying to hit a single, double, or a triple…he was trying to hit a homerun which was the very thing that got the fans excited.  So with that being said, every time I spit on the mic I’m lyrically trying to hit a homerun that will arouse the listener & get them in a frenzy mentally, physically, & spiritually.

Psykhomantus: Can you break it down for us, with who & what projects you’ve got going on at the moment?

Bootha Vandross:  Right now, I’m collaborating on a ep w/a producer from Rimini, Italy who goes by Aniki Beats.  We’ve titled it ‘A Classic Revival’.  It’s a project that will take the listener back to that Boom Bap sound from the Golden Era of Hip Hop.  The single that we’re promoting now is titled “Police Brutality” & it’s the next video that I’ll be shooting.  You can check it out here

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 rappers you rate and why?

Bootha Vandross:  Damn, this is always tough because I always think I’m omitting someone; but here we go:  Tupac…not because he was the most lyrically gifted, but because he wasn’t afraid to stand for what he believed in no matter the consequences.  I consider him the Malcolm X/Huey P. Newton of Hip Hop.  Nas…I consider him to be the most lyrically gifted MC I’ve ever heard & he became the shining prince of NY at the age of 17 years old.  Rakim…he’s in my opinion the God of lyricism (including the next MC on my list) & one of the reasons Hip Hop has a Nas.  Rakim took rhyming to another plateau with flow patterns & rhyme schemes.  At the same time he was wowing us with his prowess on the mic…he was droppin’ jewels all in the same breath.  Big Daddy Kane…not only took rhyming to another level for much of the same reasons I mentioned regarding Rakim, but he was the ultimate definition of SWAG!  He was the smoothest & most rugged rhyme spitter all at the same time & that style has been imitated, but never duplicated.  Ice Cube…although NWA pretty much were the ones held responsible for giving us gangsta rap it was Ice Cube who was the backbone of that group.  He was not only penning his own rhymes, but he was also ghost writing for Eazy E & Dr. Dre.  And after he broke away from the group he reigned as the King of the West Coast for a nice period of time.  And after all of that…he molded himself into a movie mogul.

Psykhomantus: Can you name one song you wish you written by another artist?

Bootha Vandross:  “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash.  To this day I haven’t heard a Hip Hop song that was more socially conscious than that one.  From the very 1st bars that Melle Mel breathes he paints the picture “Broken glass everywhere/people pissing on the stairs you know they just don’t care.  I can’t take the smell, can’t take the noise/got no money to move out I guess I got no choice!”  That’s heavy man!!  That song will be relevant FOREVER!

Psykhomantus: What’s been your most memorable performances & why?

Bootha Vandross: Probably the last performance that I did as part of Loose Cannons when we opened up for Souls of Mischief during the ’93 Til Infinity 20th Anniversary Tour here in Dallas, TX.  I say that because unknown to me at that time it would be our last performance as a group.  I’ve never seen a more hyped up crowd & we definitely had them ready before Souls took the stage.

Psykhomantus: My favourite question. Is there a Rapper you feel that should just give it up?

Bootha Vandross:  One specific rapper…no, but for anyone out there who’s trying to be a rapper with the thought they will become an overnight sensation…to those I say…give it up lol!

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

Bootha Vandross:  As I stated earlier, be on the lookout for the ep with my homie Aniki Beats ‘A Classic Revival’ (no release date as of yet).  I’ll be featured on some upcoming mixtapes from some MCs who I’ve collaborated with from different states; and looking to work with more artists here & abroad.  I’ll be doing a Conversation Piece Pt. 2…same concept but with a different person (keeping the lid on who that is right now).  And the continuation of building my Be Vocal brand.  And trying to get to London when you boys start putting on those shows!
Once again sincerest thanks for this opportunity & I love what you guys are building with Visionbombing & I will continue to help spread the word!

Check out the music video's "Barry Bonds" and "Shine" by Bootha Vandross.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Interview: On The Q&A Tip With... Yumi (4649 Worldwide Streetwear)

Psykhomantus: Okay, so first question. Just for the readers to know who you are, can you tells us where you are from and what you do for a living?
Yumi: I gave birth to & raise StreetWear brand 4649 WorldWide; we spread peace & love with comfy garms, WorldWide.
On professional note I am a freelance visual designer with 10+yrs experience.

Psykhomantus: How long have you been living in the UK for?
Yumi: Came to UK straight from Japan in 2001 to go to art colleges - got my first job here so I stayed on.

Psykhomantus: When did you get into or Known of this culture called Hip Hop?
Yumi: My mum was a hiphop dance teacher so I was familiar with it, though actually hooked was after I came to UK - living in South London opened up my interests in black culture and history. Started with going through the catalogues of golden era, then I fell in love with Tupac which led me to study Black Panthers, civil rights movement and so on.

Psykhomantus: What made you want to take part of the fashion industry with your street wear 4649 clothing, what inspires you?
Yumi: After spending years designing in computer screen, I was missing that tangible thing; something you can feel and touch. Then I saw 'RockSmith presents Ab-Soul's Black Lip Bastard' video - I love the way RockSmith pushed their brand (and young artists) through music videos, very subtly too. How their logo hit me was like I've found my space in this culture I love.  My portrait illustrations of rappers were pretty popular online so the initial plan was to print them onto tshirts, but I've faced with copyright issues so decided to kickoff with original designs. It was 2011.

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 other Hip Hop clothing wear you rate and why?
RockSmith NYC - main inspiration for what I do.
LDRS 1354 -  love their store in Chicago.
Enstrumental - amazing graphic tees, spot on my type.
Santastic Tokyo - the great marriage between manga and hiphop.
Grind London - big fan of the brand, supa chill and cool.

Psykhomantus: On Your website you have a video page called "Spot The 4649" which freatures some artists sporting your wear. Can you tell us some of the name of the artists that are wearing your gear and how did you link up with them?
Yumi: People wear my garms out of love in most of the videos - when they surprise me like that, it makes all the grind & sacrifice worthwhile. So thank you to all <3 p="">All started from MysDiggi however, who was the first one to support my garms in public. I wrote to him after seeing his 'Cockadoodledoo' video, which opened my eyes to UK Hiphop scene, saying how much his music supported my grind. He showed me back genuine love & support since then. Another person who showed me mad love early is Phoenix Da IceFire; we met at the video shoot for Midas Touch and he welcomed me like a family ever since, connecting me with a lot of people too.

Psykhomantus: Can you name 5 Hip Hop DJs you rate and why?
GrandMasterFlash - grandma still rocks the floor.
J Rocc - what an entertainer.
Mr. Thing - national treasure.
DJ Green Lantern - I've bumped Rap Phenomenon 2 mixtape until CD worn out.
VisionBombing DJs - Phykhomantus & Mr Dex have mad chemistry together and I trust & respect two dearly. #Crewlove

Psykhomantus: Nike or Adidas?
Yumi: Grew up with Adidas. But I have super soft spot for triple black Nike's.

Psykhomantus: My favourite question (as i am known to be a trouble maker) Is there a Rapper you feel that should just put the mic down (don't hold back now)?
Yumi: Jigga

Psykhomantus: Last question, what will we expect from you in the future?
Yumi: More loving and caring. To the world.

Best Regards,
- - - - - ✍
Yumi Sakaki - Chief / Creative Director @ 4649 Worldwide

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 9

Back again with another episode from VisionBombing. Episode 9 by Psykhomantus, MadFlow and Mr.Dex. 

VB SEASON 2: EPISODE 9 from VisionBombing on Vimeo.

VisionBombing Season 2 Episode 9
1. Theme
2. Intro: MadFlow*
3. America Is Beautiful- Homeboy Sandman
4. Godzilla- Rapsody
5. Long Winded Road feat Adam Bomb- Tona Tencreddi
6. Think Twice- The Four Owls
7. Skit: Junia T*
8. React - Mega Ran & Storyville
9. Ray Gun feat MF Doom- BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah
10. Escapism - Hellsent & Batsauce
11. Bars feat Lot A Nerve- Mic Check
12. Skit: MadFlow*
13. Oh My Darling (Don't Cry)- Run The Jewels
14. Vida Linda- MyVerse
15. Foot 'N Good- Phase One 4
16. Best In The World- Kurious Jorge
17. Skit: Skyzoo*
18. Without Warning feat Elzhi & Phat Kat - Flip
19. Deep Cover '14 - Hex One & 5th Element
20. The Lesson feat Jehst, Zygote & Jyager- Jazz T
21. Rolacks feat Skyzoo- WestSideGunn
22. Outro: MadFlow*
23. Fin: Ain't Nobody Fresher- The Freshersthans (DJ Brace and Vekked)
Hosted by MadFlow
Mixed by DJ Psykhomantus & Mr. Dex
*Additional music productions by Adam Rock of Jazz Re:freshed
Edited, graded and mastered by Shepard Manyika
VisionBombing 2015