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DJ Backspin – Heatwave 96

“I don’t make ’em, I just play ’em!” says DJ Backspin as he opens his Heatwave 96 mixtape with Tupac and the Outlaw Immortals¬†Hit ’em up. Definitely a controversial choice for an East Coast DJ, but undoubtably the hottest track on the streets at the time when the East Vs West beef was tantamount. As […]

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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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NY Connection Perfection

Whilst clearing out my cellar the other day, I came across a shoe box full of old mixtapes I used to listen to religiously as a teenager. The contents dated back to a time I truly consider a “golden era” for rap music when creativity and energy levels were at a peak. Tapes date from […]