Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Pesky Varmints

Wassup peepz? Today I’m bringin’ you a pretty sick EP outta the the land of fish’n’chips that goes by the name…

I haven’t heard of this crew so far and the record was a random pick to make worth my overseas shipping costs. THE PESKY VARMINTS from the UK dropped this piece on the Cid Records label. You get served with 3 tracks totally that are: “bravelung” and “mr. majestic” – both tracks have a very industrial touch and also sound a lil bit like Co’ Flow. So these 2 tracks are very solid, not spectacular but also not crap in any kind but the best track on the EP is definitely the last one that is titled “peskaton remix”. Oh boy, how I like the samples bein’ used in there plus the nice beat that fits perfectly IMO. Ya can bet that I had to puff sum lah and enjoy that track when I got that wax some days ago!
Cuts n scratches on all tracks were done by Mr Gravity and Dr Strangearm – production was all done by Strangearm.

I did a short research online but so far couldn’t get any further information about the crew and if they have more stuff than this here so additional information is always welcome in the comments-section.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Non MC's

Here is another record that obviously not too many people know off…

NON MC’S is the crew name and apparently those cats is comin’ from the rotten apple NYC. Not much to say bout the members as I simply don’t have any clue but at least one of the producers – Fran Lover – ain’t a completely unknown in this game as he also realized productions for other acts like Pudgee, Daddy-O, Sticky Fingaz, Nighthawks etc.
The fax bout tha wax: released in 1999 on a label that attracted lots of attention by its earlier 94-release named “Tha East Comin Thru EP” (with Madman Shawn etc.) – East New York Entertainment.
The content: unfortunately you only get radio and instrus but well – I can live with that…the first track is my ish already! “no” – as simple as this – is a pretty smooth tune with a laidback beat. Perfect to get away from it all! “feel it” is the next tune and brings you sound-wise the good-mood-vibes. When u listen to this beat it kinda feels like ur chillin at the beach with a nice drink in your hand and just enjoy the good life! “da ha” is the last track and – at least text-wise – the sickest of them all. The beat is not really my type but the rhymes are so strange I had to rip that too…

Non MC’s_no-12”

On the label of this vinyl you can also see that the guys also refer to a “forthcoming” album titled “nonbelievers”. I guess it only remained with this as I couldn’t find any further info that would confirm the existence of such an LP. If you know more then holla in the comments, thx!

BTW: I have a spare copy of this record here (conditon is VG++) to trade. hit me with an email (see my profile) in case ur interested!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

NY Confidential

Back again wit a nice piece of wax where u should know (at least) the crew that is …

Most of you know their debut (?) EP from 1998 that was featured – amongst others – on Lordquaz blog long time ago and that is on many wantlists too (a hype you can also see in the ridiculous ebay-game where cats si spending more than 200bucks for that vinyl!). I didn’t rip that EP as you can easily get the tunes on youtube and many other blogs…
Here it is about another EP they dropped on the same (Guillotine Records) label as their amazing 98-EP. This one’s outta 2000 and comes with 3 tracks. Now before you listen to these tracks be aware that they won’t sound like their old stuff. This doesn’t mean that the tunez here are crap – definitely not – but you can’t compare with the older work from them as you get served here with a totally different style.
On the main side you find the banger “where stars are born”. I really like the easiness that is created by that clear piano sample and the beat is also pushin yo ass so I guess that makes it a winner already. Rhyme-wise the crew is reppin their boro – Brooklyn in a pretty solid way.
On the flip you find the next song that is titled “dead end street” – a solid track where the MCs is working a lot with analogies. The last track is “lissen to this” - another solid piece but I guess it will need some time for you to grow on that (as it was the case to me).

NY Confidential_where stars are born-EP

Besides that the crew has some other ish out there as e.g. the “rush-12” plus some more twelves and features on LPs that are not listed in discogs etc.….(google can help!).
Btw: if anyone has the “rush-12” please add in the comments section as I would like to listen to this vinyl once….thx!