Archive for November 2007


November 27, 2007

Being born an albino in 1959 Jamaica, made Yellowman something of an outcast within his community, this was until he started to perform as a reggae DJ and gained the respect of his peers for his talents. He went on to be a massive star in his home country and some what of a sex symbol. He released […]

The Wild Bunch

November 27, 2007

The Wild Bunch started as a sound system DJing around Bristol in the early to mid-80’s. Their mix of hip hop, reggae, funk and punk gained them a large following which led them to DJ in London and around the UK and then around the world.  As they went on they started to create their own music and produce […]

Toah Dynamic

November 14, 2007

Toah Dynamic formed in Sheffield in 1996, releasing their debut single, “Hip Hop Gymkhana” on the C.U Next Tuesday label. With 7 members, Earl Shilton, Supreme Vagabond Craftsman, Kid Acne, Be My Twin, Sixty Four Cousins, Mo’ Mummy and Chips For The Poor, the Toah Dynamic sound is very hard to pin down. It lies […]

Stereo MC’s

November 12, 2007

Formed in London in the mid-80’s by Rob B and The Head, the Stereo MC’s released their first album, “33-45-78” in 1989 on the Gee Street label. The album mixed the American hop-hop sound of the time, drum machines, funk and soul breaks, with a very British dance sound,  a hint of dub, as well as a […]

Diggin’ In The Crates pt.9

November 8, 2007

For the latest installment of diggin’ in the crates action, I have decided to go with a 60’s theme. First up we have “Dizzy” by Tommy Roe, released in 1969 it was Tommy’s biggest hit. These days Vic Reeves’ cover version is better known, however in 1989 De La Soul sampled Roe’s version on their […]