December 9, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: Jimi Jules - Every Detail (2017)

This week's Joint of the Week is an infectious and great House cut taken from the Watergate XV compilation album from Swiss DJ and Producer Jimi Jules, this reminds me of early 80's electronica and sports a great deep and rumbling bassline, warped keyboards and superb reverb and production values.

This might not be everyone's cup of tea but fans of House music and great production will really enjoy this, I have listened to the whole compilation and this was the track that stood out the most for me.

Jimi Jules - Every Detail (Original Mix)

December 5, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: MC Knowledge - "You Can Be Anything" (Prod. Flawless Tracks)

I have always said that to get to the real music you have to dig a little deeper and look well below the surface, those that know me, know fully well that I can't stand mainstream "Hip Hop" as I find it fake, insulting, fabricated and something that continues to destroy what so many built up, bled, sweat and shed tears for but enough about that...I am always searching out dope Rappers that can make a difference and a Friend at Instagram put me onto this dope video and track from Philly's MC Knowledge, who sounds a bit like CL Smooth over this ill beat that sounds like it's from a lost Stretch and Bobbito show...

But that's not the track am highlighting in this post, nope it's one off us his new The Dub Club EP and I am a massive fan of this because the production is dope, Knowledge has great lyrics and flow but best of all the message is crazy positive...imagine this at the top of the charts instead of horrible, plastic and brain-dead trash from the likes of Lil Pump, Cardi-B, Migos etc...The music World and the World in general would be in a much better place and I am so thankful for artists like MC Knowledge.

MC Knowledge -You Can Be Anything (Prod. Flawless Tracks)

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November 25, 2017

2017-JMS Playlist - Deep House & House

Peace, You know I would say that my three favourite genres of music in this day and age are firstly true Hip Hop and then it's Deep House and Soulful House and Liquid DnB and I have realized that I haven't yet done a JMS playlist with just Deep House etc tracks so here is a 20 tracks deep compilation of what I consider some of the finest Deep House records released in 2017.

Enjoy :)

01 J Mills - Okay With Me (Original Mix)
02 Rocco - Someday (Summer Duck Mix)
03 Kerri Chandler - The Intro Rocco Love Reedit
04 Miguel Migs - Breaking Blues (Slow & Salty Mix)
05 Michael Eclectic - No Tell (Original Mix)
06 Antony Pollak - All Right (Jeff Fader Remix)
07 Eric Kupper - Yes People (Original Mix) 2017
08 Scott DiazMax Footwork - Risky Disco (Original Mix)
09 Jose Nunez, Past Deep, Pellygrossa - Facedown (Extended Mix) 
10 Kenny Summit, Nino Bellemo - Moving Forward (Original Mix)
11 Studioheist - Keeps You Goin (feat. Andre Espeut)
12 Crackazat - Seven Steps (Original Mix)
13 Dax On Sax, Lisa Shaw - Other Side (Sebb Junior Remix)
14 Makito - Yes It Was (Original Mix)
15 Hosini - Syna (Extended Mix)
16 Nebraska - Aglio E Olio (Laurence Guy Remix)
17 Honey Dijon - State of Confusion feat. Joi Cardwell
18 Sam Irl - You Don't Feel Enough (Session Victim Remix)
19 Vincent Caira - City Lights
20 Bruze D Angelo - Can I Get A Witness (Original Mix)

This post is dedicated to the late, great Scott Bulloch, thank you for everything you did for music (that includes your infamous Tee-Shirts, always loved the Dilla one) and promotion in this country, you were your own industry bro and your contributions won't ever be easy Scott.

November 19, 2017

2017-JMS Presents- Brand Nubian -The Remix Files

This is an updated version (higher quality versions -nothing at 192 kpbs or lower) of a Brand Nubian remix compilation I did up way back in 2009 (the links are long dead) but it only focuses on Brand Nubian and not solo Grand Puba (I will do a B-Sides, Remixes etc compilation at a later date), there isn't any point going into detail about how Brand Nubian are one of the greatest groups in Hip Hop history as it's all there in the first post.

This compilation showcases dope remixes from 1990-1996 and well the music indeed does all of the talking for the legendary New Rochelle, New York outfit.

2017-JMS Presents- Brand Nubian -The Remix Files

01 All For One (Tramp Remix)
02 Word Is Bond (Remix)
03 Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (Remix)
04 Hold On (Remix)
05 Steal Ya Ho (Remix Vocal)
06 Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Remix Featuring Diamond D)
07 Wake Up (Stimulated Dummies Remix)
08 Slow Down (Pete Rock's Newromix)
09 Allah U Akbar (Remix Vocal)
10 Concerto In X Minor (Remix)
11 Wake Up (Sunshine Extended Mix)
12 All For One (Remix Radio)
13 Sadat X - The Lump Lump (Nubian Mix)
14 Probable Cause (O.G Mix)
15 Lick Dem Muthaph@!_as (Remix)

*Big props to Janka-man and Verge Tibbs for some of these joints.


November 11, 2017

2017-The JMS Playlist - Hip Hop Volume 1

Here is a small selection of some of my personal favourites from 2017...enjoy!

2017-The JMS Playlist - Hip Hop

01 Defari - Acknowledgement (feat. Evidence)
02 Wu-Tang Clan - Lesson Learn'd (Feat. Inspectah DeckRedman)
03 Heavy Metal Kings - Egyptian Moses (Feat. Goretex)
04 Jazz Spastiks/Mello Soul Black - Raw Funk (Midnight Mix)
05 PMD - Trans
06 Meyhem Lauren/DJ Muggs - Aquatic Violence feat. Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire and Sean Price)
07 Starvin B and One Take - Selective Hearing
08 Fly Anakin - Double Bicycle Kick
09 Hex One - Energies (Ft. Tek-nition)
10 Melanin 9 - Solace (Feat. JuiceBox)
11 Recognize Ali x Giallo Point - BoomBap Lord
12 Wordup feat. Ellohe - Life Goes On
13 Noveliss - Sword Play (Feat. Clear Soul Forces)
14 Children of Zeus -Happiness
15 Nolan The Ninja - Schoolcraft

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October 26, 2017

2017 - JMS Presents - EPMD -The Remix Files (Redux)

In celebration of the highly influential Long Island legends Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith's incredible 30 years plus deep in the Rap game and 10 years of the J.M.S. blog (formerly Cold Rock Da Spot), I have re-done a long dead compilation from 2007 and I am giving you pretty much a definitive EPMD compilation of remixes (official and unofficial), Non LP cuts and B-Sides that is 30 tracks deep :)

I really don't need to go into depth about EPMD aka "The Rap American Dream Team" in this post because it has already been written and well documented on this blog that I would definitely consider myself a Super Fan and they are still to me the greatest 2 Man MC duo in Hip Hop history, it's still hard to believe that this 12" happened over 30 years ago and they were known as EPEE MD.

Both E & P are still at it and they are scheduled to release another EPMD album Big Business in 2018.

So a massive salute and thank you to the legendary Erick Sermon and Parrish Smith, Hip Hop, not just for the music but the entire culture would just not be the same without you.

2017 - JMS Presents - EPMD -The Remix Files (Redux) (VBR) 
NB: I decided to post up single links otherwise it will be quite a large file to download.

01 Strictly Business (Club Mix)

02 So Wat Cha Sayin' (Club Version)
03 Crossover (Trunk Mix)
04 I'm Mad (DJ Scratch Jazz Mix)
05 You Gots To Chill (Dub Version)
06 Give The People (Erick & Parrish Remix)
07 Rampage (Hardcore To The Head Mix)
08 Gold Digger (E& P's Remix)
09 Headbanger (Remix Radio Edit)
10 Brothers From Brentwood L.I.
11 Rampage (Remix Extended)
12 Never Seen Before (Remix)
13 I'm Housin' (UK Mix)
14 Get Off The Bandwagon (Remix)
15 I'm Mad (Red Man Mix)
16 It's My Thing (Club)
17 Give The People (Jeep Mix)
18 Symphony 2000 (Remix) (Feat. Redman, Method Man)
19 (Everybody) Get Up (EPMD Diesel Remix)
20 You're A Customer (Club Mix)
21 Crossover (Test Pressing Remix)
22 Strictly Space Rockers Business (Beta Sector Rework)
23 The Big Payback [Club Mix]
24 Knick Knack Patty Wack [Soopafly G-Mix]
25 You Gots To Chill (Chad Jackson Remix)
26 I'm_Housin (Soul Focus Remix)
27 Never Seen Before Vocal (DJ Cash Money Remix)
28 Strictly Business (Return To The Old School Remix)
29 The Main Event Feat. Keith Murray (U.S. Radio Version)
30 Never Seen Before (Vinyl Reanimators Remix)

Bonus Joint :EPMD - Scratch Bring It Back Part 2 Mic Doc Remix (In Living Color Version)

Big props to 1200tech at YouTube for this one.

October 22, 2017

Fave Hip Hop 12" Covers...

I have been posting up a series of photos on my Instragram and thought I should do it on the JMS blog and include some music to go along with the without further ado, these are some of my all time fave Hip Hop 12" covers (I will add to this post each time I post up at IG)

Always loved this one: Redman in the corner mean grilling it and sporting a wild fro, a Philly blunt in hand and rocking a Carharrt hoodie with a city buildings and blue sky backdrop, "Rockafella" was the lead single release from Red's classic second LP, Dare Iz A Darkside (1994) (go back to this album if you haven't heard it in years).

The flipside of this 12" was also ill, it featured Red and DJ Twins rocking black skullies (Red's was a Carhartt one) and laced up Timberland boots (DJ Twins) and hoodies and the photo was shot in what looks to be under a bridge or overpass.

"Rockafella" is not necessarily the greatest thing Redman has done but it was still dope and the remix provided by Erick Sermon gave heads a taste of what his sophomore solo album Double or Nothing would be like.

Redman - Rockafella (Remix)

Next one up soon...

October 20, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: Natural Mystics - How It Go (1996)

This has always been one of those joints for me..."How it Goes" sports a lovely flute sample, smooth as butter bass-line and laid-back drum pattern supplied by the dope producer and emcee Pretzel's Logic make this joint from the short lived Queens crew Natural Mystics definitely one to revisit or check out if you haven't heard this before.

I'd write up more but there is very little known about this crew and Pretzel's Logic unfortunately.

Bonus Joints: Pretzel's Logic - Who U Think (1995) (Produced by Kuzzin Biff)

October 15, 2017

J.M.S. Joint of The Week: DJ Muggs ft Mayhem Lauren ft Action Bronson - "Shea Stadium" (2017)

That good ol scrunched up face, head nodding, neck snapping, sinister raw ish...

The legendary DJ Muggs takes it back to 1995 and man is this ILL...Queens stalwarts Meyhem Lauren and Action Bronson absolutely murder this beat, I don't think I have heard those Lou Rawls drums sound so hard!!! and those strings are eerie as hell.

"Shea Stadium" is a bit short and I would have loved it if B-Real was on a third verse but never the less, I keep going back to this because it gave me those kind of chills.

The Gems From The Equinox album is really of the year's best easily for me personally.