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A-TRAK Enter Ralph Wiggum (Stones Throw) 7" 3.99
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The newest member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz releases on 7" on Peanut Butter Wolf's local label.

AESOP QUARTET s/t (8thHB) cd 14.98
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Chicago new jazz group, with Hamid Drake (well known Peter Brotzmann sparring-partner) on drums, Jeff Parker (of Tortoise) on guitar, Ernest Dawkins playing reeds, and Rollo Radford on bass. With special guests DJ Rob Swift of the X-ecutioners doing his turntable thing, and Reggie Gibson (1998 National Poetry Slam Winner, ack!) doing some spoken word stuff.

ALIEN ARMY The End (Hip Hop Slam / Bomb Hip-Hop) cd 12.98
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ALLIES, THE D-Day (Asphodel) cd 11.98
A veritable turntablist super-group featuring the likes of Invisibl Skratch Pikl A-Trak, Craze, Develop, Infamous, J-smoke & Spictakular. The Allies are here to school the world with their turntable wizardry and demonstrate how the turntable might replace the guitar.

AMBIENT BATTLE SAMPLES Phase One (Crypticon) lp 11.98

album cover AQUARIUS BUTTONS 2 x 1" buttons 1.00
Hey, we just got another batch of AQ buttons made up...
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TWO FOR $1!!! Colors are random, but buy enough and you'll be guaranteed to get 'em all! And of course all feature our spiffy James Gang style logo!! So stylish!

AUTOMATOR A Much Better Tomorrow (75Ark) 2lp 6.98
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Dan Nakamura's 1996 Automator project is newly re-issued with several more tracks to finally make this ep an lp. For all you Kool Keith heads out there, there are some previously unreleased Dr. Octagon (aka Sinister 6000) tracks on here as well - not to mention some scratching from DJ Q-bert. This stuff is so much better than much of the recent Kool Keith offerings. Highly recommended.

album cover BLACKBIRD Bird's Eye View (Alpha Pop) cd 12.98

album cover BLOODCLOTT BREAKS AND SAMPLE TOOLS lp 13.98

BLOOM, MATT Outer Limits (self-released) cassette 4.98

album cover BOBA FETTUCINI Arcade Breaks (Mon Mothma) 2lp 12.98

BOMBSHELTER DJ'S EMILE & RADAR Sub-Sonic Skratch Experiment (Swell) cd 14.98
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Arizona DJs Emile & Radar (who along with Z-Trip make up the Bombshelter crew) take their turntable wizardy to the deep realms of dark drum 'n' bass anthems, cutting tracks from Decoder, Dylan, Jonny L, Ganja Kru, as well as a super dark track from Radar.

album cover BREAKVISION ISSUE NO. 1 (Breakvision) dvd 26.00
Quite possibly the first breakdancing dvd ever made, this is a long-ass thing to watch, and at $26 it'd better be! So in that way you're getting your money's worth. Director Jivan Ivan, himself a b-boy, conducts lengthy interviews with the likes of Iron Monkey (who's wavin' a gun around while he talks), Reveal, Cros One, Kareem, Kmel, etc. The interviews are too long but really interesting and very genuine. The breakdancing footage is super varied, from a parking lot in Miami to various gymnasiums, concrete sidewalks, the Freestyle Seesion competition in San Diego, etc. I got dizzy watching so many amazing dancers, quickly learning their individual styles and signature moves. The tone of the whole thing is genuine and passionate, even the very short shoutouts provided by Q-bert, Z-trip, Grandwizard Theodore. As a dvd made by b-boys for b-boys, this is a nice effort. Looking forward to volume 2.

BULLET PROOF SPACE TRAVELERS Built To Last (Stray) cd 14.98
AKA Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters, this Bay Area "supergroup" is comprised of DJs Eddie Def (Skratch Piklz), Cue (Cue's Hip Hop Shop), Quest (Live Human), Marz, and MC Eddie K.
RealAudio clip: "F%K-WIT-YER-BRAIN"

album cover BULLFROG s/t (Ropeadope) cd 16.98
Bullfrog hail from Montreal and have bestowed two little 3"cds upon AQ over the past year. And now here's their full length -- which contains tracks from the two 3" cds but also lots of new stuff never before heard.
Not just a Kid Koala project at all, this band is really finding their sound and running with it, and Koala's turntables are just one part of the delightful equation. They play tone-perfect seventies sweet soul / Parliament-style funk (think "Can You Get to That" from Maggot Brain), complete with falsetto vocals and chiming bwang.bwang.bwang guitar. They also do a Sunday morning style of hip hop that's heavy on the SoCal-esque flowing vocals and wah guitar. Fans of Ozomatli, Jurassic 5, Antibalas -- this music is right up your alley. It's so good!
RealAudio clip: "Ya Ya"
RealAudio clip: "Reverse Psychoogy"
RealAudio clip: "Slow Down"
RealAudio clip: "Reverse Psychology"

BULLFROG Slow Down 3"cd 8.98
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The seven piece Bullfrog hail from Montreal and recently swept thru our town, bestowing just a few cds upon us. This is a 5-song 3" cd (their 2nd 3" cd). Not just a Kid Koala project at all, this band is really finding their sound and running with it, and Koala's turntables are just one part of the delightful equation. They play tone-perfect seventies sweet soul / Parliament-style funk, complete with falsetto vocals and chiming bwang.bwang.bwang guitar. They also do a Sunday morning style of hip hop that's heavy on the SoCal-esque flowing vocals and wah guitar. Fans of Ozomatli, Jurassic 5, Antibalas -- this music is right up your alley. Get one now cos we won't have 'em again.
RealAudio clip: "Slow Down"
RealAudio clip: "Reverse Psychology"

BULLFROG (W/ KID KOALA) 3"cd 7.98
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Kid Koala plays with the band Bullfrog, an instrumental soul group whose super-mellow, easy Sunday afternoon sounds benefit greatly from Koala's warbly turntable solos. This is a tour-only mini 3" cd unavailable in stores. Contains the 3 songs from last year's Bullfrog 7", plus 2 new pieces. If you're interested, get your copy now because they're sure to run out soon, never to return.

CAT FIVE On The Rise (self-released) 12" 14.98

very very limited pressing of 300!

album cover CATFIVE American Military Operations (self-released) 7" 5.98
In 2001 East Bay's Catfive released a good record filled with unlikely samples -- Fela-style afrofunk, Brazilian batucada, lounge, moments of dub, scratching that sounds like a twisted harmonica -- that worked so well atop a mix of beats and groove. The new 7" is somewhat timely -- a pro-peace, anti-war message -- but as such is maybe a little too predictable, featuring samples of Bush I and II, other politicians, journalists, Elvis, etc. Negativland is funnier, but Catfive's hearts are certainly in the right place. The B-side is a cool gimmick, though. It plays backward -- i.e. the needle starts in the middle and works its way outwards. It's a bunch of cartoon / old movie / tv samples with a similar political bent as side A, but without added music. On transparent red vinyl.

album cover CATFIVE Kataphonics (Hip Hop Slam) cd 14.98
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Remember that amazing Milk Cult record from last year? I'm liking this Cat Five record for the same reasons: it's a winning combination (a bit lighter than Milk Cult) of unlikely samples mixed together in a very accessible, headnodding fashion. Every sound or sample works both as a percussive and a melodic element, whether it's Fela-style afrofunk, Brazilian batucada, lounge music, moments of dub, scratching that sounds like a twisted harmonica, or silly film clips, it all works well, like a hip hop gig filmed in 1920s madcap silent film style. Or DJ Shadow's ditzy younger cousin or something. Cat Five are from East Bay, headed by the guy otherwise known as Balanceman (who released an album on Deluxe). A nice surprise!
RealAudio clip: "Linkage"
RealAudio clip: "Shadrach"
RealAudio clip: "Travelite"
RealAudio clip: "Run 2 the Jungle"

CLAYTON, JACE (DJ/ RUPTURE) The Julius Eastman Memory Depot (New Amsterdam) cd 11.98

album cover CUT CHEMIST Sound Of The Police (Stable Sound) cd 17.98
Cut Chemist really needs no introduction, he is a pioneer in the worlds of hip-hop and turntablism, being a part of one of the most refreshing and innovative hip-hop acts ever, Jurassic Five, as well as playing in Ozomatli, collaborating with folks like Madlib and DJ Shadow, and releasing his own solo albums that showcase his awe inspiring turntable skills. With Sound Of The Police, you can tell that he and Madlib are in a similar state of mind as far as really appreciating psychedelic sounds from the past and from all around the globe. Here CC takes amazing sounds from obscure records from South America and Africa as well as some modern tracks influenced by those musical movements, to make a seamless hip-hop spirited mix that is as infectious as it is flawless. What's totally mind blowing about this record is that it was recorded live with Cut Chemist creating the mix using only one turntable, one mixer and a delay pedal. No laptops involved in this creation and it really shows, as you hear the warmth and the crackling vinyl of these groove filled sounds that he pieces together into a distinctly hip-hop mix but while still being totally respectful and so appreciative of the sounds being sampled. Definitely turning into one of our favorite end of summer jams!
MPEG Stream: "I"
MPEG Stream: "II"

album cover CUT CHEMIST Sound Of The Police (Stable Sound) lp 21.00
Cut Chemist really needs no introduction, he is a pioneer in the worlds of hip-hop and turntablism, being a part of one of the most refreshing and innovative hip-hop acts ever, Jurassic Five, as well as playing in Ozomatli, collaborating with folks like Madlib and DJ Shadow, and releasing his own solo albums that showcase his awe inspiring turntable skills. With Sound Of The Police, you can tell that he and Madlib are in a similar state of mind as far as really appreciating psychedelic sounds from the past and from all around the globe. Here CC takes amazing sounds from obscure records from South America and Africa as well as some modern tracks influenced by those musical movements, to make a seamless hip-hop spirited mix that is as infectious as it is flawless. What's totally mind blowing about this record is that it was recorded live with Cut Chemist creating the mix using only one turntable, one mixer and a delay pedal. No laptops involved in this creation and it really shows, as you hear the warmth and the crackling vinyl of these groove filled sounds that he pieces together into a distinctly hip-hop mix but while still being totally respectful and so appreciative of the sounds being sampled. Definitely turning into one of our favorite end of summer jams!
MPEG Stream: "I"
MPEG Stream: "II"

album cover CUT CHEMIST The Audience's Listening (Warner) cd 14.98
The longtime dj collaborator and aQ fave turntable wizard Cut Chemist, who over the years has jammed with the likes of Jurassic 5, Ozomatli, DJ Shadow, Shortkut and Madlib, finally goes it alone... well, sorta. He's got a little help from his friends and the backing of a major label. Markedly absent is an abundance of wildly kinetic displays of scratchin' dexterity. With the exception of The Audience Is Listening's final track (and theme song!), his ol' over the top acrobatics on the decks have been tempered into the for the most part even-keeled energetically groovin' tracks. Its potential appeal is far broader. Although he is most renowned as a jaw-dropping turntablist, Cut Chemist has effectively done his part to further define the turntable as an everyday instrument rather than gimmick/trickster accessory -- muting its presence rather than trumpeting it. His beloved wit and playfulness are fortunately still fully intact in his samplin' selection as is evident in tracks such as "Spat". Other standouts surface midway through the proceedings, the sixth track "What's The Altitude" which features Hymnal (who along with Edan and Mr. Lif on "Storm" contributes the scant MC presence on the album -- both tracks shine a little bit extra) and the seventh "Metrorail Thru Space". A solid, skillfully composed and assembled solo debut.
MPEG Stream: "What's The Altitude"
MPEG Stream: "The Audience Is Listening Theme Song"

D.J. REVOLUTION In 12's We Trust (Millenia Music) cd 15.98
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album cover DAN THE AUTOMATOR Wanna Buy A Monkey? (Sequence) cd 17.98
A sixteen-piece "mixtape" created by Dan the Automator. While there are plenty of tracks that he himself originated or remixed (like Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Lovage) there are also personal favorites of his that he's messed with in typical cool Automator fashion (Tortoise, Zero 7, Bobby Digital, Air, Masta Ace). It all runs seamlessly together, very downtempo loungey. But, Dan, you bought all those weird dancehall 7"s from us, along with Hermann Nitsch, the Sounds of American Doomsday Cults, Daddy's Curses and other full-on oddities -- we'd really *love* to hear you mix THAT stuff together...
RealAudio clip: TORTOISE "Seneca"
RealAudio clip: FANTOMAS "intro"

DAN THE AUTOMATOR Wanna Buy A Monkey? (Sequence) lp 16.98
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Finally available on vinyl!!
A sixteen-piece "mixtape" created by Dan the Automator. While there are plenty of tracks that he himself originated or remixed (like Deltron 3030, Gorillaz, Lovage) there are also personal favorites of his that he's messed with in typical cool Automator fashion (Tortoise, Zero 7, Bobby Digital, Air, Masta Ace). It all runs seamlessly together, very downtempo loungey. But, Dan, you bought all those weird dancehall 7"s from us, along with Hermann Nitsch, the Sounds of American Doomsday Cults, Daddy's Curses and other full-on oddities -- we'd really *love* to hear you mix THAT stuff together...
RealAudio clip: TORTOISE "Seneca"
RealAudio clip: FANTOMAS "intro"

album cover DEADVERSE MASSIVE Takeover (Deadverse) cd 8.98
Kick ass collection of dark East Coast hip hop, blunted beats and brooding atmospherics, from this bizarre collective made up of experimental hip hop outfit Dalek, East Coast spaced out dronescapers Destructo Swarmbots, and hop hop weirdo Oddateee. Tons of guests too...

DEVIL DUB s/t (Black Hole) cd 12.98
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Bay area "dub" band (which may actually be called Ben Wa, it's hard to tell) that features the likes of Buckethead, DJ Disk, Brain, and M.I.R.V.

album cover DILATED PEOPLES Expansion Team (Capitol) cd 10.98
This LA-based trio, made up of rappers Iriscience and Evidence, and world-class turntablist DJ Babu (also of BeatJunkies) drop their second full length. The rhymes are very deft, the hook-laden samples are creative and fun, and the record will appeal to fans of other SoCal outfits Freestyle Fellowship and especially Jurassic 5. Also featuring the talents of DJ Premier, Da Beatminerz, ?uestlove (The Roots), Guru, the Beat Junkies, etc.
RealAudio clip: "Expansion Team Theme"
RealAudio clip: "Worst Comes to Worst"

DISK, DJ Ancient Termites (Bomb) cd 13.98
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From Shiggerfraggar and Invisibl Skratch Piklz fame! Currently DJing for Primus, MCM and the Monster and GR2, Disk has finally released his solo debut album on the friendly Bomb label, based in Noe Valley believe it or not. This is not nearly as hyper as the Mixmaster Mike record, preferring mellow and subtle trickery that just begs for a club DJ to mess with.

DISK, DJ Ancient Termites (Bomb) 2lp 13.98
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From Shiggerfraggar and Invisibl Skratch Piklz fame! Currently DJing for Primus, MCM and the Monster and GR2, Disk has finally released his solo debut album on the friendly Bomb label, based in Noe Valley believe it or not. This is not nearly as hyper as the Mixmaster Mike record, preferring mellow and subtle trickery that just begs for a club DJ to mess with.

album cover DISK, DJ Tornado Of Urine Breaks (Scarecrow Music) lp 12.98
Eww.

album cover DIVE Sometime / Corvalis (Captured Tracks) 7" 6.98
Yet another band from Brooklyn, who seem to have mastered that eighties shoegaze / new wave sound, and these guys might be the best yet. Featuring members of aQ faves the Smith Westerns Dive offer up a gorgeous A side, all warm and jangly, lush chiming melodies, super washed out and blissy, driving and minimal, the sort of song that could go on for a whole lp side and we'd never get tired of it. The flipside is a bit more downtempo, a little moodier, with some gorgeous darkly driving basslines, and some hazy ethereal vocals, gorgeously fuzzy and woozy, still shot through with those chiming melodies from the A side. Definitely dying for a full length, as it is, been playing these two songs to death!

DJ CRAZE Crazee Musick (Bomb Hip-Hop) cd 12.98

DJ FAUST Inward Journeys (Bomb Hip-Hop) cd 12.98

album cover DJ FEMALE CONVICT SCORPION Los Balls Del Norte (Selection) cassette 5.00
The latest from DJ Female Convict Scorpion comes in the form of this SUPER limited cassette, one that requires some work on the part of the listener to truly enjoy, or at least enjoy as the artist intended. That artist being Josh Pollock, member of psychedelic space rockers 3 Leafs and weirdo noisescapers White Pee, among others, but as DJ Female Convict Scorpion, he concocts lush landscapes of cinematic sound, purloining various bits from other songs, and movies, playing some bits himself, a lo-fi DJ Shadow of sorts, whose past outings have blown our minds and been hugely popular around here. This new one looks to be no different, the rub this time around being, that BOTH sides of the cassette are meant to be played simultaneously, a la Zaireeka or something. So you have several options, the first of course means buying two tapes, and playing them on two tape players, the second is buying just one tape, and using the link that comes with the tape to play the other side on your computer, while you play the first side on your tape player. Phew! A third option, is to attend the upcoming debut performance of Los Balls Del Norte, happening across the street at Lost Weekend, during which, both sides will be played, accompanied by a special film created just for the occasion. More info can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/147509788771228/?fref=ts
And finally, one last option, one that isn't mutually exclusive, which is to listen to each side of the tape on its own. We did, and both sides sound great, killer breakbeats, shifting textures, mysterious voices, movie samples, vocal snippets, dizzying sonic collages that unwind like psychedelic krautrock grooves and funky heavy soul breakdowns, dreamy lullabies sung in other languages, banging gongs, shimmering FX, woozy slowed down basslines, soft symphonic swirls, muted ambient murk, loose free jazz drum freakouts, squiggly theremin like melodies, rumbling crumbling distorted low end, new wave-y electronics, swirling cosmic synths, and more more more more more!
But what does it sound like all together? A seriously warped psychedelic sonic headtrip. Check out the sample, that's a little snippet of the two sides in perfect sync, which ultimately they never will be, which is part of the joy, every listen the sounds will shift, and interact differently, a perpetually unique recording, in fact, essentially MULTIPLE recordings, all of them super cool, one side, both sides, one side started 5 minutes in, 10 minutes, hell, play one backwards, every variation is its own special warped lysergic soundworld to get lost in, over and over and over and over...
LIMITED TO 100 COPIES!!!
MPEG Stream: "Los Balls Del Norte (Mixed / Excerpt)"

DJ FRENCHBLOKE AND SON The Unbelievable Haggis Trax (Krank) lp 14.98
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You know DJ Frenchbloke from that "Best Bootlegs" comp -- he spliced together Destiny's Child "Jumping Jumping" with the Dead Kennedys' "California Uber Alles" to amazing perfection. Well, here's a whole lp's worth, though nothing here matches the catchiness and shock value of combining those polar opposite cultural icons, save for maybe Kraftwerk and Tag Team's "Whoop De France" (!) So in an attempt to decipher all originating sources of the rest of the tracks, here goes: Miss Jane's "It's A Fine Day" takes an acid trip (via Opus 3?). Perry & Kingsley get sticky with Sisqo's "Thong Song". Destiny's Child goes gabba courtesy of Chicks On Speed's "Turn Of The Century". Britney, Spongebob Squarepants, Anthony Roter's Little Computer People, "Ring Of Fire", and many others get worked as well. Fun for a few listens and laughs, surely an important novelty item, DJs should spin it for a minute, but ultimately not living up to all the hype.

DJ MILO The Wild Bunch: Story of A Sound System (Strut) cd 17.98
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The Wild Bunch was Bristol, England's legendary sound system some of who's members went on to form the now both legendary and hugely successful Massive Attack. While Mushroom and Daddy G. both went on to become the core members of Massive attack, it was Milo and Nellee who started and were the bedrock of The Wild Bunch. The group moved quickly from packing house parties with their primitive DJ setup, to becoming one of the most popular sound systems in the country. The crew took cues from Jamaican sound systems and insured their competitive edge by hunting down and spinning the rarest of the rarest tracks for their exclusive use -- one of their earliest conquests was an ultra rare copy of "Wild Style Breaks", an instrumental collection from the hip hop movie Wild Style. Their efforts were greatly enhanced by Daddy G. who, while working in a record store, would hide the hottest new 12"s behind the counter and not sell them to anyone else he thought might be a DJ. This disc is, in a sense, an attempt to recreate a Wild Bunch set. The tracks -- Thelma Houston's "You Used To Hold Me So Tight", Spoonie Gee's "Love Rap", Knights of the Turntables' "Techno Scratch", Cameo's "It's Serious" for starters -- were all picked and mixed by Milo who, despite the fact that his name has faded into obscurity, is generally considered to have been not only the heart and soul of The Wild Bunch, but a catalyst for the eventual formation of Massive Attack. The nicest thing about the collection is that, as segues between many tracks, Milo has included live snippets of between song ambience (lots of whistles and air horns!) from actual Wild Bunch performances, so the set almost sounds like the real deal.
RealAudio clip: SPOONIE GEE "Love Rap"
RealAudio clip: NEWCLEUS "Jam On Revenge"
RealAudio clip: WILD BUNCH "Look of Love, the"

DJ MILO The Wild Bunch: Story of A Sound System (Strut) 2lp 18.98
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The Wild Bunch was Bristol, England's legendary sound system some of who's members went on to form the now both legendary and hugely successful Massive Attack. While Mushroom and Daddy G. both went on to become the core members of Massive attack, it was Milo and Nellee who started and were the bedrock of The Wild Bunch. The group moved quickly from packing house parties with their primitive DJ setup, to becoming one of the most popular sound systems in the country. The crew took cues from Jamaican sound systems and insured their competitive edge by hunting down and spinning the rarest of the rarest tracks for their exclusive use -- one of their earliest conquests was an ultra rare copy of "Wild Style Breaks", an instrumental collection from the hip hop movie Wild Style. Their efforts were greatly enhanced by Daddy G. who, while working in a record store, would hide the hottest new 12"s behind the counter and not sell them to anyone else he thought might be a DJ. This disc is, in a sense, an attempt to recreate a Wild Bunch set. The tracks -- Thelma Houston's "You Used To Hold Me So Tight", Spoonie Gee's "Love Rap", Knights of the Turntables' "Techno Scratch", Cameo's "It's Serious" for starters -- were all picked and mixed by Milo who, despite the fact that his name has faded into obscurity, is generally considered to have been not only the heart and soul of The Wild Bunch, but a catalyst for the eventual formation of Massive Attack. The nicest thing about the collection is that, as segues between many tracks, Milo has included live snippets of between song ambience (lots of whistles and air horns!) from actual Wild Bunch performances, so the set almost sounds like the real deal.

DMT (DRUM MACHINE TECHNICIANS) Terminal Illness (Stray) cd 13.98
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DJ Eddie Def (Space Travellers, El Stew, Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters, etc.) cuts it up on the turntables (and drum machines). The first in a series, the next to feature DJ Cue.

DOSE ONE Hemispheres (Anticon) cd 14.98
Dose One, of underground hip hop phenomenon the Anticon collective, here reissues his 1997 debut and it's a doozy. Filled with hiccupping beats and incredibly deft rhyming. Not doom-laden, like some other hip hop we've been enjoying (ClouDdead, Zion I), this is more fresh and not as heavy but still bass-thumping. Mr Dibbs, Mr Len (Company Flow), J Rawls, etc on the decks and behind the board.
RealAudio clip: "Bronchial Cleansing"
RealAudio clip: "Civilization"
RealAudio clip: "Spitfire"

album cover DR. DELAY Rajaz Meter (Funk Weapons) cd-r 15.98
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Dr. D is a New York DJ best known to us for mashing up obscure '60 psych with current, crunken hiphop hitz. This limited edition cd-r mix, however, is pretty much all '60s and '70s grooves as far as we know -- no hiphop anyway. And it's got our number, 'cause so much of what he's spinning is that Turkish psych stuff we love, mixed in with some old and new Afrofunk a la Ethiopiques and Tinariwen, along with some further exotic flavors that fit. Some names we know/tracks we recognize: Selda, Bunalim, Edip Akbayram, Les Mogol, Erkin Koray, Baris Manco... and of course there's a bunch more we don't, all of it pretty cool though. It's a bit like that Trap Door mix, in a romantic mood. Plus this is a true turntablist mix, featuring 31 short selections (mostly 1-2 minute edits), flowing quite nicely, occasionally enhanced with some scratchy-scratch whip-whip-whap. The discs we have are from the first numbered 250 copy edition, in screenprinted cardboard sleeves.
MPEG Stream: BEYBONLAR "Nenni"
MPEG Stream: VINGUEN "Crazy Heart"

EDDIE DEF, DJ Wax People (Hip Hop Slam) cd 14.98
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From the label responsible for those Invisible Skratch Piklz Shiggar Fraggar show discs, comes this cd (no vinyl) by local SF turntablist DJ Eddie Def (of Space Travellers, El Stew, and Bullet Proof Scratch Hamsters). It's compiled from Eddie's Hemp Lords mix tape series, and features "an extremely hardcore mix of '90s turntablism acrobatics and '80s megamix styles."

FAUST & SHORTEE Another Dope Hip-Hop Mega Mix (self-released) cd-r 8.98
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
THIS IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT OR OTHERWISE UNAVAILABLE TO US AT THE MOMENT, SO PLEASE DO NOT ORDER IT. SORRY.
The second self-released cd-r from these two turntablists, both of whom have had releases on the reknowned Bomb Records label. This time just a 25 minute excursion, but still with lots of fun party beats and clever turntablist action. Very limited.

FAUST & SHORTEE Certified Cope Hip-Hop Mega Mix (self-released) cd-r 13.98
A self-released cd-r from these two turntablists, both of whom have had releases on the reknowned Bomb Records label. Starts out with a lot of club friendly hip hop hooks and big booty rhythms, before turning more toward "Urban Revolution" style funky turntablism. Very limited.

FAUST AND SHORTEE Digital Soul (Stray) cd 15.98

FAUST, DJ Man or Myth (Bomb) cd 12.98
"The DJ from Hell." Dramatic turntablism, very cool.

FAUST, DJ Man or Myth (Bomb) lp 12.98
"The DJ from Hell." Dramatic turntablism, very cool.

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