No doubt this gem will be appreciated by hip-hop purists all over the world. Came out in 96, pure US selection in true Poska fashion. Bump this in your mp3player, walkman, discman, whatever and don't forget where you got it from!
Another banger by Belgium's finest Dj Grazzhoppa. When I look at that old school artwork and compare it with the ugly, cheesy covers from (most of) todays "mixtapes" I always wonder: Where did it go wrong ?? If you want something that's good and new (yes that's possible!) check out Grazz his latest track that came out to celebrate the vinyl release of his album “Intricate Moves 2″.
You can't post Poska's 25th & Coup de Poing without posting the mother of all French freestyle tapes: Cut Killer's freestyle. Big names, massive instrumentals and Cut Killer going berserk on France's first freestyle tape. First issued in 1995,this tape is the soundtrack of a whole generation. Tout droit sorti de l'underground... It's the Cut Killah Show!!
What's the Flavor? is a classic mixtape series from another deejaying legend from France: Dj Poska. This is his first all freestyle tape which would soon become legendary and was used and abused through walkmans all over France, Belgium, Switzerland & Canada. 1997 in full effect!
Saimn-I: "2001 pure mixtape magic.. Grazz and afterhours split tape with both sides conituous mesmerizing new beats, cuts, sounds and remix approaches by indeed belgium’s finest in the bizz.. first 15 min the sound is kinda faded, guess I played it a bit too much ;-) therefore Saimn-I highly Recommended!!!"
Saimn-I:"Dj kaine, (a)kainer, AK-47, … what’s in a name = a dj legend.. Kaine represents this dhl 7 mixtape for the kingsize crew and features : kingsize crew, dj grazzhoppa, gus, dj uinxx,… le crew quoi!! NUff said, 1998 classic material!!"
Another exclusive tape from the Tapediggers crates. This time G Unit's own dj with a tape back from 97. When some of you are out there hating, complaining, taking pictures of tapes you don't want to share, braggin about what you have... We're still here delivering the goods. Sharing & archiving Mixtape Culture worldwide. Sit back and learn. You haven't seen nothing yet.
Vladi K.:"For my reggae lovers!! Listen to the first Dubplate and you will listen the mix! Good chunez selection!!! Dee Buzz is a top soundsystem outta Mannheim!!! If you like them you can download here at tapediggers or at http://www.deebuzz.com/downloads/. Cheers!!!!"
U Call That Love (UCTL) teamed up with Australian producer hailing from Perth, olywok, to bring a mixtape based on tracks from 90's, entitled "Dusty Classics of the 90's Volume 1". With this special project we have travelled through to an important decade and we provided you a classy mix.We hope you will enjoy the project. If you miss boom-bap sounds from the 90's, it is something for you.
Nowadays, many people complain about the amount of good-for-nothing hip hop releases. You can find many argument to back up this statement, but this time we won't talk about the new school. Today U Call That Love invite listeners back to the Golden Era of rap music. Your guide through the sounds of the 90's will be Australian artist olywok, who brings a fresh mixtape "Dusty Classics of the 90's Volume 1".
With this special project we have travelled through to an important decade and we provided you a classy mix. Artists included in this release range from D.I.T.C.'s members (O.C., Diamond D & Lord Finesse), Hieroglyphics Imperium (Del the Funky Homosapien, Extra Prolific). Also, residents of Queens (Kwest Tha Madd Lad, Neek The Exotic & Big Noyd), artists from LA underground (Mannish & The Nonce) and hip hop Legends (Brand Nubian, Digable Planets, The Pharcyde & Black Moon). "Dusty Classics of the 90's Volume 1" is highly recommend to every enthusiast of the 90's and people who are fed up with hip hop music which is at the top of the charts at the moment.
"Really enjoyed putting this mix tape together with U Call That Love. Early to mid 90's is one of my favourite era's of hip hop. It was great to here tracks I'm not too familiar with, and add some of my top choices from the time. Hope ya'll enjoy it." - olywok
More info about olywok:
Artwork: Kamil Siwek
Stream on Mixcloud: http://i.mixcloud.com/CBoC6t
1. Mannish - Mannish (prod. B-Zar)
2. Extra Prolific - First Sermon (prod. Duane 'Snupe' Lee)
3. Brand Nubian - Slow Down (prod. Grand Puba Maxwell)
4. Kwest Tha Madd Lad - What's The Reaction? (prod. Dan Charnas; scratches DJ Homicide)
5. The Nonce - Mix Tapes (prod. Nouka Basetype & Yusef Afloat)
6. Neek The Exotic - Exotic's Raw feat. Large Professor (prod. Large Professor)
7. Diamond D - I Went For Mine (prod. Jazzy Jay)
8. O.C. - Stronjay (prod. Da Beatminerz)
9. Del the Funky Homosapien - In And Out (prod. Del)
10. Digable Planets - Jimmi Diggin' Cats (prod. Butterfly)
11. The Pharcyde - On The Dl feat. Buckwheat (prod. J-Sw!ft)
12. Lord Finesse - Fat For The 90's feat. AG (prod. Lord Finesse)
13. Big Noyd - Infamous Mobb feat. Mobb Deep (prod. Havoc)
14. Black Moon - Act Like U Want It (prod. Da Beatminerz)
All tracks arranged by olywok.
Topshotter: "Massive Sound from Kortrijk (Belgium), I don't think they are active anymore but they were a pretty good soundsystem. They played at many bashments across the Belgium country. They also played at Reggae Geel and the VK (Brussels) as support act for Jamaican artists. Their 'raggamix 2006' includes dubplates by Cham, Bounty Killer but also Belgium artists like Gabriel Rios, 'T Hof Van Commerce, Ya Kid K (Technotronic), Manifest (NSG Soundsystem) & Riemeloare (De Nihilisten)."
Vladi K.:"This is a unique mixtape...a classic mixtape you must have..Dj Alien comes with great mixing technique and nice intro's....You have freestyles with ROC, RDC, DAK & LPC all BXL undaground rappers...so bang, bang!!!"
One of the things I like the most about mixtapes is the creativity shown in every aspect of this concept. Here you have a dj making a theme tape with references to a child hood anime. Mixed together with some fine tunes,some interludes and an intro and outro to finish the job, all together you have a fine little gem.