Friday, 28 August 2009

Radio 6

Last night's show is up for grabs HERE, it's a blinder, don't miss it!

Friday, 21 August 2009

Catch of the Day

Red Snapper have produced some pretty tasty and, at times, quite mental lo-fi/jazz/funk/hip hop/electronica nuggets over the years, here's a few morsels - do watch out for the bones....

Strike One and Last One (Coldcutted and Gutted by DJ Food), both taken from the 1996 Loopascoopa EP.

Mooking (Depth Charge remix), from the Mooking 12", again 1996).

U.K Treats

A few tunes you may not have heard and a couple of remixes too...

All U.K, all classic.

London Posse - Gangster Chronicles (Sparki remix) and Jump Around (Nomad Soul remix), taken from the 1991 12" on Island.

S.L Troopers - Movement and There It Is (89, Music Of Life 12")

Breaking The Illusion - Can You Understand, Drop The Mic and Drop The Mic Reprise(1989 12")

Radio 5

Here's the link to last night's show on NE1 FM....enjoy!

Bottomless Crates 20/08/09

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Radio Shoes

At long last, here are the two previous Bottomless Crates shows from NE1FM. The show from last week is in 2 halves as it's 2hrs.

Thursday 6th August

Thursday 13th August Pt 1

Thursday 13th August Pt 2

With the change of studio and an assortment of techinical gremlins things could have been better presentation wise (!), but rest assured, the tunes are top notch.....

Sunday, 16 August 2009

I'm large, fry me.

As promised earlier, here's a few tunes for your Sunday PM, nothing too taxing....

Chuck Chillout & Kool Chip - I'm Large (1989, from the No DJ Like Chuck 12").

K9 Posse - Ain't Nothing To It (12" remix, 1989).

Caveman - Fry You Like Fish (Jazz remix, 1990 12").

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Radios Three, Four and Five.

Hello, still alive but mighty busy so apologies for the lack of tunage of late.

The 3rd radio show missing from last week should finally be in our hands on Monday alongside the 4th show from Thursday just gone... We unexpectedly did a bonus 2nd hour on the 4th show so that's 3hrs of Bottomless Crates goodness on it's way, hopefully up for d/l Monday evening....

We are next on air Thursday 20th in our drive time slot of 5-6PM, let us know if you want a shout out!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Radio 3

Just a reminder that The Bottomless Crates are live on NE1FM 1(102.5) from 5-6 PM this evening. The show will be available for download here tomorrow and also available from 7 this evening via the facebook group!

++++ Friday - As an update, we were unable to get a copy of last night's show, the studio has changed premises and the recording takes place at the old site still. All being well, the link will be up early next week. +++++

Monday, 3 August 2009

The Mighty Hard Rocker

From the 1988 "Where's The Party At?" LP, here's Cash Money & Marvelous with Ugly People Be Quiet...

DJ Cash Money was one of my heroes as a kid and a lot of it was down to the following video.

I remember staying up till 2 or 3 in the morning to record Westwood's N-Sign Radio on ITV's "Night Network" (this was before the days of 24 hour TV) and must have subsequently watched it a thousand times... Having just watched it again now for the first time in about 18 years it's still damn fresh. For the record, Cash tears up The Mighty Hard Rocker then one of the Ultimate Lessons. This is on a 20 year old Gemini mixer and Stanton 500 carts, no special kit at all and he absolutely tears shit up... It almost brings a tear to the eye....


It's Monday, could there possibly be a better time to Doowhutchalike with Digital Underground?

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Snakes Pass Cities

Time to round off the weekend with a couple of tracks picked from A.P.E's 1995 "Striplight" album.

Expect hip hop drum loops, guitar and harmonica with a dollop of jazz/dub/electronic noodling and all that kind of thing... perfectly inoffensive.

Cities and Snake's Pass, both from the vinyl L.P. If you wear a beard, now would be a good time to stroke it.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Bad Meaning Good

I had been looking for both of these videos for ages.... DJ Fingers, Sipho and Bionic etc, etc, classic UK hip hop.

Tracy Lauren Marrow

Time for a couple of Ice-T tracks, remixed and reworked...

Heartbeat (featuring War), 1989 from the Lethal Weapon 12".

You Played Yourself (Aladdin and King Tee remix), 1990 12".

Drama (Simon Harris remix), 1989, from the High Rollers 12".

Say what you like about Ice-T, he managed to convince his wife to pose for the sleeve... And it beats looking at Tracy Lauren Marrow himself. The Beemer is nice though, but not in red thanks.

Also, as a bonus for the weekend, have a bit of Ice doing his thing in 1984 alongside Chris "The Glove" Taylor and Dave Storrs on "Tibetan Jam".