Friday, September 11, 2009

Dj Grazzhoppa - The Wax Ripper

Grazz made a lot of mixtapes, besides his most known series ' Fried Up Mix' , he worked togheter with Ame & Dvl on the After Hours series , made several tapes with Belgian legends Déhael Crew and did some tapes on the side.
Wax Ripper is one of those tapes, the year is 1996.

The name of the tape stands for what you are about to hear, some crazy dj ripping on wax!

Dj Grazzhoppa - Fried Up Mix 10

Another one for the headz ! This is hip-hop.Real Hip-Hop.

Dj Grazzhoppa - Fried Up mix 15

One of his last tapes in this series, came out around Y2K.
Thee inseckt on the wheelz of steel!

Dj Grazzhoppa live @ The Cover 10 mai 1996

Dj Grazzhoppa performing live in Ghent in the nineties, check out the skillz on the turntables!

Dj Grazzhoppa - Fried Up Mix 9

Dj Grazzhoppa - Fried Up Mix 2

Straight hip-hop with some nasty cuts, no more to say then download this shit because it's mad flava!
The technical level on Grazz tapes is just amazing and they just keep on getting better, definitly worth the download.
The year of release should be something like 1995 or 1996.

Dj Grazzhoppa : a little presentation

It's time for a little presentation of Belgian hip-hop legend Dj Grazzhoppa.

Active in the hip-hop scene since the mid eighties , he started with TLP Belgium's first hip hop band 'Rhyme Cut Core'. Being skillfull on the turntables as he is he became European Dmc champion in 1991.
He was also the first Belgian dj who made mixtapes ( to my knowledge) and was active with Belgium's most known hip hop group De Puta Madre.
Besides being a great dj he is also a producer.He worked together with Greedy Fingers ,Blade, Mf Doom,Necro....the list is endless.
More detailed biography can be found here.
His latest work include his dj big band where he putted some of the best dj's in the world together and formed a 'big band' wich has been touring all over since a couple of years, more info on this dj bigband on
He has a new album comming out called Gemini, a soulfull collaboration with his spouse, samples can be listened on his myspace page.

But as you know here at Tapediggers we're all about mixtapes and Grazz produced a lot of them, and we can truly say they are quality tapes : the selections, the ideas,the concept, the crazy cuts...nothing more to add than just cop this shit and see how a mixtape really should be!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jr Ewing - Bad Reputation

Jr Ewing was never actually a real dj mixing at parties and stuff.This French mixtape dj made his name with tapes where he selected the best indie songs from that time and putted them together in mixtape form.So don't exept no crazy techniques or dj skillz but great selections ,artwork and concept.
Many of his tapes are on blogs today, i think this one is still missing.Any request just let us know.

Dj Rhythm - Roll It 95

Divers mid ninetees mix, different styles on this one.
Quality of the rip is not all that, but it's ok if you don't exept to much.
The mix itself is worth the download.

Dj Avee - Basically

Tape from 1998 by Brooklyn native dj Avee. Straight New York hip hop on this one.If you heard his other tapes you know this one is a must have.

Funkmaster Flex on Radio One 23-12-95

Funkmaster Flex cutting up some classics and some freestyles by some big names of that area in the Tim Westwood show, make sure you cop this 3 hours show , definitly worth the download.

Dj Stylewarz - Ny's Finest

Don't know much about him exept that i guess he is German due to the German freestyle there is on this tape.
But don't make no mistake this tape is a true gem where this dj rips up some indie hip hop in a very technical fashion.

Dj Flip - Mixtape 15

His first and only double mix cd , one of his last releases.

DJ FLIP - VOLUME 15 - CD 1IntroTLP, Dors, Meanz & Dj Flip - where's my lighterMOP - warriorsLMNO - enhancedP Diddy ft MOP - bad boy 4 lifeAdam F ft Beenie Man & Siamese - dirty harry's revengeGuru - where's our moneyRoots Manuva ft Rodney P - swords in the dirtSkhool Yard - here we comeBlack Eyed Peas ft Macy Gray - request lineAdam F ft MOP - stand clearR59 - d elite part 2Ozomatli ft Medusa - vocal artilleryPromoe - freedom fightersBoomoperators - change the sceneMOP - ante upQuasimoto - astro travellin'

DJ FLIP - VOLUME 15 - CD 2IntroAdam F ft Redman - smash sumtin'7L & Esoteric ft Vinnie Paz - chain reactionEvidence & Mr Eon - E=MC²MOP - everydayBaldhead Slick ft Timbo King, Killah Priest & Black Jesus - in hereBiz Markie - turn the party outErick Sermon ft Marvin Gaye - musicDITC - best behaviourRoyal Flush - i gotta have it againBravo & Sand Man - 1 of a kindPete Rock ft Freddie Foxxx - mind frameTLP, Dors, Meanz & Dj Flip - don't be pissedFoxy Brown ft Kelis - candy3582 - yesterdayEdan - mic manipulatorMr Lif - ol'crewMos Def - jam on it

Dj Flip - Mixtape 11

Another series of mixtapes by late Dj Flip.
Mixing some mainstream hip hop classics and underground bangers.

Props to Mobster for this one