MUSIC: J-ZONE RELEASES HIS INSTRUMENTALS CALLED “THE HEADBAND YEARS”

Producer/DJ/MC virtuoso J-Zone releases his collection of instrumentals on his bandcamp page called “The Headband Years”.

“When I returned to music in 2013 after a four year hiatus, I promised myself I’d reinvent and not perform, rehash or make Part 2s of my back catalog. I’d make stuff available digitally for those who missed it the first time around and move on. I got a few requests for some of my old instrumentals, so I went through what’s been sitting in my basement for over a decade. Whichever instrumental records I still had (most are long out of print or were destroyed), old DATs (which are a bitch to transfer), files (Celph Titled had to send me a few joints I didn’t have), etc… I salvaged what I could.

As for the selection, it’s one part specific requests, one part popularity, one part availability, one part “I thought this was dope, but nobody remembers it.” Yes, there are some omissions (notably some of the Music For Tu Madre and A Bottle of Whup Assstuff). Anything recorded prior to 2004 was never in file form and many of those masters deteriorated over time or the instrumental wax was used for shows, so it’s beat to shit. (You’ll hear a skip or two and some crackle on a few of these.)

Besides the instrumentals for a lot of my solo records, I’ve included beats I made for Al-Shid, H.U.G., Tame One, Cage, RA The Rugged Man, The Juggaknots, Sadat Xand others.

Putting this together was tedious, but for the completist, the lover of instrumentals and those who got rid of all their records, I figured it should at least be available. No represses, no distribution on iTunes, etc., no promotion, no pomp and circumstance. Just 70 tracks from my headband era. Enjoy.”

NEW MUSIC: CZARFACE – “DEADLY CASES” feat. MEYHEM LAUREN

The trio of Wu-Tang’s Inspector Deck & 7L & Esoteric drop their first single from their upcoming follow up album called “Every Hero Needs A Villan”. Their first single is called “Deadly Cases” featuring NY’s own Mayhem Lauren.

HOUSESHOES PRESENTS: FLIP SESSIONS VOL. 2 CONTEST

The homie Houseshoes is doing a special contest for his Flip Sessions series….peep what he has to say:

“Alright ya’ll. Flip Sessions Vol 2 is here.

You have until 5pm PST Sunday October 12th to beat this shit up. Post it on soundcloud with the title “House Shoes Flip Sessions Vol 2″ and send me a private soundcloud message and also an email with the soundcloud link to shoes@djhouseshoes.com

You will NOT be eligible if you don’t follow these steps.

Next week I will post a playlist with all entries.

2 winners will be chosen. One will be the flip that gets the most likes, and the other will be my personal choice.

Both tracks will be pressed on a limited edition 45 on Street Corner Music, with both winners receiving 25 copies.

NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE.

Holla.”

-Shoes

FREE MIX: EXCLUSIVE RHETTMATIC MIX FOR BONAFIDE MAGAZINE UK – “FLAVORS FROM BEATJUNKIES.COM VOL. 3”

Our very own Rhettmatic was featured today on Bonafide Magazine, a trendsetting music/culture magazine website from the UK.  He did an exclusive mix for the website called “Rhettmatic x Bonafide Beats” aka “Flavors From Beatjunkies.com” Vol. 3.

“22 years on and the group shows no sign of resting their hands. Having celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2012, they’ve opened up their Record Pool which allows people to buy their own exclusive Beat Junkie approved edits. And of course there’s this DJ Rhettmatic mixtape, exclusive to Bonafide, – Flavours from BeatJunkies.com Volume 3, is, as you’d expect, the dopeness.”

Enjoy!

1. 5. Fingers Of Death 1 – Dj Paul Nice (Rhettmatic Scratch Intro)
2. Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (Beat Junkie Sound Edit) – Heltah Skeltah feat. O.G.C.
3. Resurrection 95 (Extra P Remix) (D-Styles Edit) – Common
4. Black On The Block (Melo-D Edit) – Pete Rock & CL Smooth
5. Funky Drummer (Dj Day ‘Cut Out The Lights’ Mix) – James Brown
6. Give It Up (J.Rocc Edit) – Kool & The Gang
7. Alright (P-Luv Intro Edit) – Janet Jackson feat. Heavy D
8. Body Heat (Flaunt Edwards Edit Long Version) – James Brown
9. I Hear Music (P-Luv Intro Edit) – Ultimate Touch
10. Awake O’ Zion (J.Rocc & Flaunt Edwards Edit) – Twinkile Clarke
11. Good Life (Melo-D Edit) – Inner City
12. Got A Love For You (P-Luv Edit) – Jomada
13. Gurubeats 2 (Who You Stealin From) (Rhettmatic Edit) – Guru (Arthur Baker & John Robie)
14. Numbers (Live Version) (Melo-D Edit) – Kraftwork
15. Mirror Vibe (Kendrick Lamar vs Cashmere Cat) – The Hood Internet
16. Batteria Break – Gamblin Pete
17. Are You That Somebody? (P-Luv Edit) – Aaliyah
18. Veneno (Phoreyz Edit) – Beauty Brain
19. Braces Tower Dub (Melo-D Edit) – King Tubby

MIXTAPE MONDAYS: SHORTKUT – LIVE AT THE BOILER ROOM (1.21.14)

Whats up folks…..

Thought I would start something in the same vein as our “Throwback Thursdays” Video Series….this time, it’s “Mixtape Mondays”.  During these segments, I’m going to post up some of old & new mixes from the crew, as well as the homies, & other mixes that I think that they’re dope.  If you’re at work or just cleaning the house, just press play & hopefully you like our latest blog series.

Our first mix is from Shortkut, in honor of him & the Triple Threat DJs competing in the Redbull Music Academy Culture Clash this Wednesday (Oct. 1st) at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco.  This recording is from his live set from The Boiler Room TV audio/visual show……Enjoy!

Rhettmatic

(VIDEO + AUDIO) – J.ROCC FEATURED ON RBMA’S DIGGIN IN THE CRATES EP. 4 + MIX

The Funky President J.Rocc is featured on the Red Bull Music Academy‘s Video Series “Diggin In The Carts”, a documentary series about Japanese Video Game Music.

Peep out J on Episode 4 below as well as his “8bit Mix” at http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/diggin-in-the-carts:

NEW EDITS BY J.ROCC THE FUNKY PRESIDENT at THE BEAT JUNKIES DIGITAL RECORD POOL

For all our Record Pool Subscribers, we have new edits by our very own Funky President, J.Rocc at the Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool.  Available now exclusively at http://staging.beatjunkies.com

VIDEO TEASER: DJ PREMIER & ROYCE DA 5’9 – “PRHYME” (w/ ADRIAN YOUNGE)

A new collabo project by the dynamic duo of Dj Premier & Royce Da 5’9 is about to come into fruition.  The project is called “PRhyme” and all the music Preemo samples from is none other than our good friend Adrian Younge.  This is going to be something that all Hip Hop Music Fans will go bonkers for….stay tuned!

Peep the video teaser, which was shot at Adrian’s “Artform Studio” Record Store/Hair Saloon in Los Angeles:

IN HONOR OF 9/11 – VISIONARIES “NINE-ELEVEN”

It’s been 13 years since the 9/11 attack……a lot of lives have been lost & affected since that faithful day.

In honor of 9/11, I thought I post up this particular song from my group, The Visionaries, which the title of the song is aptly called “Nine Eleven”.  The backstory of this song is that it was actually made on that faithful date: 9/11/01.  After the fall of the New York Twin Towers, the fellas (2Mex, LMNO, Dannu, Key-Kool, Lord Zen) felt inspired to go straight to the studio & to record a song, to get all their emotions out after watching too much media coverage.  I added scratches the day after.  The outro vocal on the end of the song belong to my man D-Smooth, who was a producer, the A&R for Up Above Records, & a New York native.  We thought it was appropriate for him to get on the song and say a little something since he was there when it happened.  This song is featured on the album, “Pangaea”.

We, the Beat Junkies, would like to salute to all the men & women, all the families, all the firefighters that were affected on 9/11.  God Bless You All……

Rhettmatic

FREE DOWNLOAD: STUSSY x SOULECTION COMPILATION

Speaking of Soulection, congratulations to the crew with their collabo with Stussy Clothing.  They did a collabo shirt (unfortunately they’re already sold out) and a compilation album.  Peep out the goodness!

You can also download the compilation here: https://soundcloud.com/soulection/sets/stussy-x-soulection-compilation

 

WELCOME TO THE NEW BEATJUNKIES.COM!

Peace Everyone,

You may have noticed in recent months that we’ve been very active on social media with our videos and merchandise. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes for quite some time….we know that you’re curious to see what the Beat Junkies have been up to. Well folks, here it is……..

We’d like to welcome you to our newly designed, revamped website. It took us awhile to restructure, as we’ve been working very diligently for well over year to get everything ready. As you can see, we are back with a sleek new design along with several new additions to the site….but for the most part it’s business as usual, Beat Junkie Style!

One of the new features here at beatjunkies.com that we are proud to share is the Beat Junkies Digital Record Pool. Yes. The Beat Junkies started an mp3 record pool, personally curated by us for the DJ community and music enthusiasts alike. Collectively, we decided to combine our experience as DJs and tastemakers to provide a quality music service for DJs apart from existing record pools in the industry. As avid record collectors, we are definitely looking to fill in the gaps and share some of our most prized vinyl records with the public – custom edited in a DJ friendly format exclusively for you! Our digital record pool is a monthly subscription service, and was carefully designed for Professional DJ’s looking to expand their collection and deliver quality multi-genre DJ sets.

For official Beat Junkies product and apparel, be sure and check out our merchandise store!

We’d like to extend our thanks to our contributors, web design, and our web development teams for their creative effort and dedication to producing a quality website on behalf of the Beat Junkies. And of course, a very extra special thanks to you, our loyal friends and followers for your continued love and support. We encourage you to browse through our site at your discretion, and as always, your feedback is appreciated!

Welcome to the new www.beatjunkies.com