Into The 20s

Production, kimo... producción! Moving into the second month of the 20s, and things are getting underway. Posts are rolling out on the reg, the Terminal Vibration saga is back in full force, and code is stacking down in The Heights, running in parallel from within the space center mainframe hum. Animals in motion, striking curious … Continue reading Into The 20s

Scorpio

I had a dream about my man last night... I was chilling with my cousin in Puerto Rico, and he goes Check this out... It's a 12" of Scorpio by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, but this copy had a different vocal version on the flip! Kid Creole, Cowboy and Melle Mel were trading … Continue reading Scorpio

Schoolly D

DJ Code Money & Schoolly D Emerging from the ice-cold wastelands of the mid-1980s with partner-in-crime DJ Code Money on the wheels of steel, Schoolly D was larger than life. Spiking his rhymes with casual violence and more than a little criminal intent, he often gets the credit for inventing gangsta rap. Indeed, no less … Continue reading Schoolly D

Julian Wax

These are the records in the hills... Ah, now I haven't done one of these since way back in the Other 99 days: a good old-fashioned Record Haul. I'm never sure if these are meant to be in bad taste now (pictures disapproving hipster rubbing hands together, exclaiming mwah, mwah, conspicuous consumption!), but like who … Continue reading Julian Wax

25 From 91

In a similar spirit to last year, the list crew decided to put together a chart around a specific year. Last year was my call, so I chose 1997 for its pivotal significance in my own musical life (after all, it's the year I tripped and fell into the wonderful world of beats in the … Continue reading 25 From 91

For Real

Parallax Moves Vol. II (2020 - A New Decade) It's the 20s moving in full effect: more moods and grooves tease the dance intellect. Feeling beats brand new and beats dug up old, get down so long as every beat comes cold. We spend our time dwelling down in the heights, we work hard all … Continue reading For Real

Acen

Ardkore's deep space auteur I remember back when Woebot unleashed his list of The 100 Greatest Records Ever on an unsuspecting public, he commented that Only in a genre as merciless, functional and transitory as ardkore could a talent like Acen just fall off the map. One can hardly imagine him being inducted into the … Continue reading Acen