I was thinking I was going to do any Xmas posts on the blog this year… First off, J-Squared and myself did a guest post for WhoSampled.com, the premier place for finding out about samples, on samples of Xmas records – The Twelve Breaks of Christmas.
Next, DJ Beatmaster did a festive edition of his Ill Behaviour radio show on Leicester’s Demon FM – I did a live mix of seasonal hip hop, J-Squared got on the phone to discuss his favourite Xmas hits and then Beatmaster himself kept the festive momentum going. You can now download the show to re-run the fun at your leisure.
DOWNLOAD ILL BEHAVIOUR XMAS SPECIAL
OR LISTEN ON MIXCLOUD
Check out Ill Behaviour’s site for a track list and make sure to check Beatmaster’s show every Wednesday night on Demon FM.
Lastly, Phill Most Chill aka Soulman has just put up a Xmas mix. This is what I’m going to have playing on Christmas morning.
Feliz Navidad. On Wednesday I’m doing a live mix of Christmas favourites from the Season’s Beatings and stuff that didn’t make it onto the mixes on Beatmaster Wright’s Ill Behaviour show on Leicester’s Demon FM on Wednesday 21 December at 10pm. If you’re in Leicester you can tune in to 107.5FM – for everyone else you can listen online live (click on the ‘listen live’ button).
Also, all four volumes of SB are now on Mixcloud (I think they’ve got download links on them if you want to play them offline but if not *cough* offliberty.com…):
SEASON’S BEATINGS 1
SEASON’S BEATINGS 2
SEASON’S BEATINGS 3
SEASON’S BEATINGS 4
Thank you to everyone who’s helped us put these mixes together and spread the word. Shout out to Dave H who did the artwork and also did the first volume with us, shout out to Gidge and the rest of the Off The Hook friends and family, nice one Glenn for making that first one sound tip top, thanks to Boombox Distribution and Breakin Bread crew for spreading it worldwide, thanks to Dan Greenpeace for playing them in their entirety on the All City Show on XFM every Xmas Eve, also other radio thanks to DJ Food at Solid Steel and Mr Trick at Turntable Radio.
Thanks to all the magazines, newspapers, message boards and websites that reviewed it, Hip Hop Connection (The DJ Yoda reviews were often quoted), Canadian Vogue magazine, Metro newspaper, Spine Magazine, UKHH.com. Mistletunes.com, Digital Vertigo, Skratchworx, Stones Throw MB and any others that I can’t remember right now. Thanks to everyone who helped us get drops for the first one (nice one Matt for the Keith Harris hook up) and to everyone who used to send us suggestions for future volumes – very, very helpful. Lastly thanks to everyone who’s bought or downloaded them, put them on their FB, or retweeted about it or just actually tells someone about them. It’s much appreciated.
It’s time for another recording from the OTH vault; this time we’ve got the first half of a set from the legendary Prime Cuts from Scratch Perverts, which I think is from September 2002 playing all sorts of hip hop, funk and drum n bass. Enjoy.
DOWNLOAD PRIME CUTS PART ONE
If you want to hear part two of this set leave a comment on our Off The Hook Facebook group or below.
Here we have a set from the legendary freestyle MC, Supernatural with Joe Buhdha on the turntables. A little bit of the set is missing but you still get to Supernat going off the top of the dome with some incredible freestyle skills. Also, MistaJam from BBC 1Xtra is on the intro back when he was still Minty the Chef from Crossroads.
DOWNLOAD SUPERNATURAL AT OTH
We’ve got a group on Facebook where you can see loads of photos and related paraphenalia from the parties – come and have a look!
CLICKITY CLACKITY FOR THE OTH FB GROUP
J-Squared has dug this recording of a live perfomance from early ’00 West Coast indie favourites Ugly Duckling. Enjoy!
DOWNLOAD UD @ OTH
Also, as a bonus (it doesn’t warrant a seperate post) is a set from me with what I suspect is a drunken Beatmaster on compere duties. I think it’s also him ‘enhancing’ my set with additional scratching. It’s worth listening to for the comedy factor I suppose. This is from the night with Killa Kela and Out Da Ville.
DOWNLOAD HUDSON WITH BMW @ OTH
Here’s another live set from the OTH archives, this time from People Under The Stairs from November 2000. This was on during their tour on the back of their second album Question In Form Of An Answer. I’ve taken this from a promo cassette that was given out at one of the nights.
DOWNLOAD PUTS LIVE @ OTH, 2000
Here’s a couple of clips that’s been found on Youtube from Off The Hook’s 1st Birthday all dayer event at a club called Union One in Derby, UK. Props to MrKD for putting these up.
DJ Cash Money (and that’s Cappo at the start of the clip)