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DJ Riz – Summer 97

Every once in a while Radio 1’s Tim Westwood would feature DJs on his rap show instead of rap artists. As a kid I was glued to my radio-cassette player and poised to hit record for any and all new sounds I heard. One evening during the Summer of 1997, I struck gold when DJ […]

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Tony Touch #51 – Drastic Measures / #54 Keep Feedin’ Ya

You’re probably wondering why I’m posting two tapes instead of one this week? Well, there a good reason even if I wish it wasn’t. Unlike digital media, cassette tapes are vulnerable to over-use. There’s only so many chances you get to spin the tape reels and hit the switches on your deck before something goes wrong. […]

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DJ Enuff – Adobo! (Flava)

Time’s have definitely changed. Today’s definition of a mixtape often contradicts the original sense of the word by proposing a mish-mash of tracks by a single rapper or group instead of a wide variety of artists and styles. I mean, it’s great to have fifty-odd freestyles, exclusives and remixes by your favourite rapper on one tape but it […]