|I will tell you what, there is nothing that I love more than vinyl (don't tell my wife or dogs). It's weird, when I first got Serato back in 2005 my vinyl addiction came to a halt. Well, I really stopped buying new stuff (indie or mersh) and came out w/ the attitude that as the music waned in quality I didn't really want to have it on wax cluttering up my crib (I mean, who needs 50 Cent and Ja Rule records or the sub-par underground ish lining your studio?). I still believe this. I still think that most of the music that comes out these days is only worth the space it takes up on a hard drive (remember, I said "most"). Nobody will give a f*ck about 99.99% of it in ten years (maybe 10 months???). While I'm bummed that not too much hip hop is made on vinyl 12-inch singles, if at all, I'm not going to lament it or cry about vinyl being dead. In fact, vinyl is alive as all hell in the secondhand market...you can thank the Kiwis at Serato and the people at Rane for this instead of pointing fingers...|
Seriously, one of the most important things about music is circulation; when people hoard or covet musical objects, it tends to maybe only benefit them for selfish reasons. Go to your local record shops (if they are still open), eBay, or the next record fair and you'll see that all those dope "golden era" 12-inches are out there for sale and at a reasonable price. In the digital age, those old jawns simply aren't as scarce anymore; DJs have trimmed the fat from their collections, sold them entirely, or quit the game, disheveled by all the sucker "microwave" DJs out there (you can also thank Serato for that). So, you may ask, "Stamp, why the diatribe?" Simple, I copped a good grip of this week's show at a busy local Eugene record show (or a second copy of joints I could only buy one of waaay back). Man, record collectors, ya'll got to spend less money and time on wax and more on hygene...I trenched through fart clouds produced by aging metal heads, the armpits of the douches looking for import Rolling Stones records, and the nasty dragon fire breath of the white-kid soul nerds who live on coffee, cigarettes, and the dream that they'll find The Invaders LP, to pick up some of these records. To be honest, I spend way more dough now on wax now than I did in vinyl's "heyday"...maybe you should too (Rane and Serato will get my thank you letter soon).
|1. Pete Rock feat. Inspectah Deck (of Wu-Tang Clan), Kurupt - 'Trumaster'|
|2. Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest) - 'Thought U Wuz Nice'|
|3. Mad Lion - 'Own Destiny' (KRS-One Mix)|
|4. Prime & Common - 'While I'm Dancing (Remix)'|
|5. Common - 'Soul By The Pound'|
|6. Mad Skillz - 'The Conceited Bastard'|
|7. Rok One - 'Certified Superior'|
|8. Wu-Tang Clan - 'It's Yourz'|
|9. Cannibal Ox (Vast Aire + Vordul Mega) - 'Life's Ill'|
|10. Ultramagnetic MCs – 'Ain't Nobody Happening'|
|11. Big Pun & Fat Joe - 'Twinz'|
|12. DJ JS-1 feat. O.C. - 'Beyond'|
|13. Reflection Eternal - '2000 Seasons'|
|14. Big L (of D.I.T.C.), 2Pac, Biggie - 'Deadly Combination'|
|15. Pitch Black - 'I Gotcha'|
|16. Scienz Of Life (ID 4 Windz + Lil' Sci) feat. M.F. DOOM - 'Yikes'|
|17. Ahmad - 'Back In the Day (Funky Dividends Remix)'|
|18. Cage - 'Mersh'|
|19. Lyrics Born - 'Burnt Pride'|
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|(5 Stars)||Total Comments: 7|
Name: Schlackus (Posted: 1/18/2011 9:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 55.206.129)
Location: Münster Island - Germany
Comment: sounds like home again..thanks for keeping the old bangers rotating.
Name: Cizzle (Posted: 11/10/2010 11:11:00 AM; Partial IP: 150.80.161)
Location: Chelsea, MA, USA
Comment: bahahahaha @ the Show Descriptions.
Name: toe tag (Posted: 7/7/2010 11:15:00 AM; Partial IP: .157.70.13)
Comment: yo keep mixing good music ahuga
Name: justice equality (Posted: 2/18/2010 10:58:00 AM; Partial IP: .124.150.5)
Comment: peace sunlight- I love your show- that is all! I got all your mixes- even that best of MF DOOM- which is rare to find! thanks thanks thanks thanks.
Name: stamp (Posted: 2/7/2010 2:07:00 PM; Partial IP: .20.202.53)
Location: Green Town
Comment: Oh, Wu-Tang "It's Yourz" and Reflection Eternal "2000 Seasons" I left out (track 8 and 12)
Name: 212 (Posted: 2/6/2010 2:42:00 AM; Partial IP: .175.97.16)
Location: New York
Comment: Show is dope. Just missing credits in the song listing...
Name: jaz (Posted: 2/5/2010 11:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Comment: Serato,Cdj's,tracktor,etc. can def be considered a blessing..so much unavailable,out of print,promo only etc. wax is now flowing back into circulation for those who slept or in my case,started post 90's..big up the Stamp! Killin it