Sunday, April 21, 2013
Many thanks to everyone who picked up the Nick Wiz ‘Cellar Selections 2’ 2LP I released a couple weeks back, that record sold out crazy quick. All copies of that release have now been shipped and should start reaching people soon.
I have another new release shipping very soon: Fla Fla’s “Timeless” EP on Six2Six Records. Fla is the MC half of the group Sparrow who released indie classics such as 'Rhyme Impotence', 'Inheritence' and 'Physics' in the 90’s; he also appeared on several tracks off the Global Platoon EP I produced last year. I produced, mixed and provided cuts on all 10 tracks on this new release which is limited to 300 copies (150 on clear red vinyl / 150 on clear green vinyl.)
The record is due to ship early-mid May, and can be pre-ordered (for $22 + postage) via the links below...
Outside Australia, purchase directly from Six2Six Records: http://six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com/album/fla-fla-sparrow-the-movement-timeless-12ep
Inside Australia, purchase directly from me: http://gentlemansrelief.bigcartel.com
In Europe, several retailers are also taking pre-orders including Vinylism, HHV and Vinyl-Digital.
The 'Timeless' EP is one of 3 records that Six2Six Records is releasing as part of Record Store Day 2013. The other two records are the Constant Deviants 'It's OK' 12" (including a remix produced by me) and Marco Polo's 'The Green' EP which was originally meant to be released by the ill-fated Goodfelons label. I definitely recommend copping all 3!
Many thanks as always to those who continue to support my music and pick up the wax.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I'm excited to announce the latest vinyl release on GRR: Nick Wiz's "Cellar Selections 2" 2LP. Hopefully most of you would familiar with Nick Wiz for his extensive and consistently dope 90's work with artists including the Cella Dwellas, Rakim, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Ran Reed, Chubb Rock etc. Over the past couple of years, No Sleep Recordings has released three double CD's from Nick's archives containing material that had, for the most part, never been heard before. While a 2LP containing some of these songs ("Cellar Selections 1") was released back in 2010, no further vinyl instalments seemed to be forthcoming. Fortunately, I recently connected with No Sleep to make another 2LP release possible, containing 20 tracks taken primarily from the 1993 - 1997 period, containing songs from luminaries such as Cella Dwellas, Rakim, Pudgee, Ran Reed, Shadowz in da Dark and Emskee alongside underground favourites such as Hardwe're, Ill Mentality, Imperial, Native Assassins and more. This is the first time that any of these songs have been on wax.
This record is limited to 250 copies on 2LP black vinyl with a sticker cover. The price is $40 + postage for 1 copy or $75 + postage for 2 copies. This isn't a pre-order - the records are pressed and are ready to be shipped to you from the US.
The record can be ordered from: http://cellarselections.bigcartel.com
Here's the tracklist:
1. Hardwe're - The Bricks (1994)
2. LSD - Rowdy at the Party (1994)
3. Tross - Still Low (1994)
4. Ran Reed - Whutcha Want (1994)
5. Shadowz in da Dark - 11:45 (1995)
6. Ill Mentality - So Amazing (1995)
7. 195 - It's a Hit (1997)
8. Ran Reed - That Ain't Right (1997)
9. Pudgee - Your Girl (1994)
10. Native Assassins - Natives are Restless (1993)
11. Ran Reed - Top Choice (1995)
12. Emskee - How I Get Down (1994)
13. Shabaam Sahdeeq - Styles Upon Styles (1995)
14. Imperial - Sho Ya Right (1994)
15. Shadowz in da Dark - Untold Scrolls (1994)
16. Rakim - Milk & Honey (2000)
17. Nautilus - Smooth With Mine (1994)
18. Ran Reed - Deep Into the Text (1996)
19. Miilkbone - This One or That One (1993)
20. Cella Dwellas - Good Dwellas (Unreleased Remix) (1995)
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about ordering. As always, thanks to everyone who supports the release.
Special thanks to DL and No Sleep Recordings for making this one possible, and of course thanks to Nick Wiz and all the artists involved on the record.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Here's a new record from Baltimore's Constant Deviants 'It's OK!' I had the pleasure of supplying a remix to the track 'Man Alone' on the B-Side of the record. The wax is available to pre-order now from Six2Six Records for only $12 via: http://six2sixrecords.bandcamp.com/album/its-ok-12-ep
You can preview the tracks on the record below, enjoy!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Thanks a lot to everyone who copped the Polarity & Lex LP we released in January - the response and feedback on that one was unexpected and overwhelming with the release selling out within about 12 hours. For those who missed the vinyl, there should be a very limited CD version out soon.
While there is a new GRR vinyl release just around the corner, here is a megamix I put together last year. This one focusses on the 97-99 period. I can't front, it's not my favourite era in hip hop as it was when a lot of artists really fell off the rails (and a lot of production from '99 onwards has dated pretty badly), but there was some interesting music coming out. I tried to capture on this mix a lot of the stuff I was listening to at the time as well as a few records I only came across years after the fact. Hopefully there is something new here for everyone. Get the download link and tracklist after the jump...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Way back in 2005 I sent a beat CD to a talented MC from Queens NY named LEX. Over the following few years I spent thousands of hours on the songs we recorded for an album called 'Hennessy and 76th' (the street names we lived on in Melbourne and NY at the time.) While the album was finished in 2009, I am really happy to finally be making this material available to the public on wax.
As usual, I produced, mixed and did the cuts on all 10 tracks on the record. Lex handles all the mic duties - you can preview all 10 tracks below:
The vinyl release features 10 tracks and comes on clear wax in a sticker sleeve. With only 100 copies pressed, this is my most limited vinyl release yet! In order to reduce postage costs for folks overseas (especially for those customers who buy more than 1 copy), I have a small quantity of this release shipping directly from the USA. The record is priced at $20 for 1 copy or $36 for 2 copies.
Outside Australia, please purchase here: http://hennessyand76th.bigcartel.com
Inside Australia, please purchase here: http://gentlemansrelief.bigcartel.com
All orders come with a free digital version of the album (including a few bonus tracks not on the wax.) International orders are in stock and ship this weekend - Australian orders will ship in about 1-2 weeks once copies are received here in Melbourne (I will send a notification when the records are posted).
Many thanks to those who listen to and/or support this release. Lex has an album coming out in a few months called 'How About Some Hardcore' featuring a whole host of Queens heavy hitters (I did cuts on a couple tracks too.) I also have more than a couple vinyl releases coming out this year so I'll keep you updated.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Here's a new megamix that I recorded in 2011 and am only just now making available online. 66 tracks from 1995 - 1997 in 80 minutes, you can get the link and tracklist after the jump. I have a few new vinyl releases, mixtapes and other projects in store for 2013 so stay tuned! Get the download link and tracklist after the jump...