Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Still Dope

Not updated here in a while but we're still going strong over at

And, if you are on facebook, check us here.

That's all for now, peace.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Tonight we are WORLDWIDE.....

Usual drill, 1st hours breaks and beats, 2nd hour hip hop, starts at 9PM GMT, available locally on 102.5FM and globally over at

I'm in a hurry so here's Dave's blurb from the invites that went out to our facebook group members, catch you later!

We're fitting so much in the show this week we're taking Epillim as a precaution!

Winner Stays On champs FOULMOUTH & ACID REIGN return to defend their title with a live phone interview prior to taking on a new challenger; we introduce Newcastle's finest steel drum orchestra, the All Stars, Weathergirl Mel reveals more stunning meteorological nous; and who knows, we may just get carried away and start shouting again.

Beats garnered from the dustiest reaches of the crates this week include the likes of Muddy Waters, Ill Boogs, Henry Mancini, Keno 1 & The Hermit, NASA, Depthcharge and The Love Unlimited Orchestra; Hip hop wise we have some grade-A classics from Kool Keith, Big Daddy Kane, Channel Live, Jehst, Brand Nubian and Kamanchi Sly to name just a few..

Join us at 9pm (GMT) or 4pm (EST (see? We're learning)) on 102.5FM for the locals or over at for our WORLDWIDE brethren.

Make Beats, Not War.

Friday, 4 June 2010

What's going on?

This is what's going on......

Wednesday's show kicked ass, one of our best so far (only 6 shows left till our first year broadcasting anniversary). We had;

The usual array of 1st rate breaks, beats and rhymes and some soundtrack nuggets from Roy Budd and friend of the show Mr Lalo Schifrin.

Mel (Head of The Bottomless Crates Meteorology Division) updated us on meeting Rio Ferdinand (England football captain) at Legoland.

A live call in from Dweller to accept the retiring Winner-Stays-On championship on behalf of Rick Mal (not to mention his own work on the tracks Rick flowed over) and also to introduce Organix which is now going to be a regular feature on the show (we're very happy to promote this - top, top tunes with a platform for unsigned artists to rip the mic).

With Rick Mal retiring undefeated, the Winner-Stays-On battle got two new artists in the shape of Foul Mouth & Acid Reign representing NY state versus Baron Von Alias & MistaBreeze representing Newcastle - 2 awesome tracks went head to head and voting kicked off with early heavy support to the US (including Lexi from North Carolina who called the studio within 5 mins of the votes opening - dedication!). Voting remains open till midnight Saturday - so do your bit by hitting the facebook group and posting on our wall or, if you ain't on facebook, either email us or put something up on the website chat box...

Anyway, looks like next week is going to be massive.... So, to wrap up the first show for June... here's the links you'll need;

Show download here,

Vote either on the facebook group or on the chat box at (links to email myself and Dave there as well),

Links for Foul Mouth -
Links for Baron Von Alias -

Rick Mal (undefeated champion on the Winner-Stays-On) mixtape,

Dweller - The Covered Up Mixtape 2010 ,

Info on Organix.....

Thanks again to all who contributed this week and on previous weeks - we value it all a hell of a lot and are always happy to promote good music.

Apologies if I forgot anyone or anything, shit's been hectic - in a good way!

(Image shamelessly stolen with thanks from

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

TBC dropping bombs live tomorrow...

Britains got talent? You bet your sweet ass. Its the UK vs New York in
our now world famous Winner Stays On slot as Baron Von Alias takes on
Acid Reign & Foulmouth; Dweller (Producer of winner stays on
champion Rick Mal's tracks) introduces Organix, a new regular feature on
the Crates, bringing you massive worldwide collaborations. No...
approaching their first birthday, we look back at some previous tracks
and look forward to part 17 - Kung Fu. As always we have a healthy
selection of breaks, beats and nonsense, Weathergirl Mel's latest
escapades (hopefully), Perrier Award winning comedy and we see if we can
make dough rise on the studio mixing desk.
or 102.5fm at 9pm GMT

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Updated show linkage

Right, sorry about the lack of updates recently, just been busy and whatnot.

D/L links for recent shows are right here....
03/05/10 pt 1, pt 2. 10/05/10 pt 1, pt 2

Also, in case you don't follow us over at Facebook, you may not be aware of the schedule change...

As from next week, our new radio slot is now Wednesday 9-11PM GMT, meaning our next show is 19/05/10.... And, just in case you haven't been following that closely, just a reminder that we are now available WORLDWIDE on the NE1 FM live stream. There's a handy link on that takes you straight to the relevant file for the media player of your choice... (TBC recommend Winamp). There's also a chat box on the site which is manned during the show, all contributions welcome.

So, enjoy the above and we'll catch up up with y'all on Wednesday!

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Still alive

Apologies for the whole not posting for nearly a month now thing. An update is pending with links for the last few shows.... Just a few more days while we get stuff organised.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Back in the room

Sorry about the recent vanishing act, just been plain old busy and what not.... Here's the last couple of shows from the 5th and 12th of April. There was no show on March 29th due to illness.

The 050410 show had a few sound issues but all was well (as well as ever anyway..) by the next show on the 12th....

Far, far too many tunes to mention so I'll not even bother trying, suffice to say it's the usual formula of beats, breaks and buffoonery including a few brand new, quality hip hop tracks . Personnel wise, Super Duper YTS Reviewer Joelly-D is currently AWOL which, after a promising initial 2 weeks of shall we say unique mp3 reviews is a touch bothersome. He will of course be permitted to continue on his placement assuming he has a reasonable excuse.

Also, if you haven't already, have a gander at the slowly taking shape where you now find a chatbox that is open to abuse and generally only attended in show time, a listen live link and a pair of flash decks you can mess around with... None of this is the finished article mind so don't be tutting and rolling your eyes at us. Kudos to the good doctor for putting the hours in at the HTML grindstone...

Btw, the photos are of the Eureka Tower Car Park in Melbourne, there is a new Sociopath track on the first show and they're Australian so there's a very tenuous link which sort of excuses me using them.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

99 Problems, Dogging ain't one.

Monday's Bottomless Crates radio show, featuring (under) dogging, problems with a 99 and the debut of our trainee new release reviewer Joelly D.

Despite all that, it's still worth a listen.

Pt 1

Pt 2

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Crate Britain

Featuring amongst a liberal sprinkling of eclectic mayhem, we present to you a pulsating megaton of UK hip hop gems from the last 20 years...... Last night's Bottomless Crates radio show....Pt 1, Pt 2.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Get well soon Keith

Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal

Last night's Crates for your bad selves... A fair old whack of A-grade old school UK, some heavyweight US classics, 2 brand new UK tracks, plus all the usual lunacy coupled with a guest mix....... here & there.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

You Are Being Served

So, another Bottomless Crates radio show went ahead on Monday just gone, the previous week's show having being cancelled due to ill health. As usual, the tunes were crispy and all was going well until the guests turned up.... Find out what happened for yourself (I can barely bring myself to talk about it and am dreading the damages bill)...

Artists this week included; Ronnie Hazlehurst, Sugar Bear, The Demon Boyz, Si Begg, Dr Octagon and Coldcut among many, many others.

First part of two

Second part of two

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Transmitting Live from Cruddas Park


Time again to seize the day/evening and grab the chance for an earful or two of last night's Bottomless Crates radio show.

This week, we all learned a little bit of French and Spanish, were powered by drum and bass producer and all round good guy Wills (and his kettle), topical debate centered on moles vs squirrels and we inadvertently launched our very own Xmas number 1 campaign.

In amongst all that nonsense and unscripted drivel, we played top, top tunes from the likes of;

The Beat, Katch 22, Luke Vibert, Ohmega Watts, Danny Breaks, Micall Parknsun, Phryme Rhyme Masters, Main Source, Sam Sklair, Lifesavas and Osaka Monaurail plus many more...

If none of that makes sense, the following links should assist greatly;

Part One

Part Two

Do enjoy, and please don't have nightmares.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Magic Animals

What links mild mannered animal voiceover specialist, cult TV naturalist and all round good guy Johnnie Morris with death-dealing retribution machine, hardcore revenge nut and all round uber-vigilante (in his movies) Charles Bronson?

You guessed it!

It could only be The Bottomless Crates radio show from the 1st of February 2010...

From Bernard Purdie to Junior Mance via Earthling, The Mighty Ethnicz and Gordon Staples then finishing up in late eighties/early nineties Wales with The Headcase Ladz (not mentioning countless other superb artists featured along the way)...

Part the first

Part the second

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Going for a dig in the Crates, Jan 25th

Monday's show, full to the gills with quality beats and breaks, don't miss out...

1st Hour

2nd Hour

Monday, 25 January 2010

Back again.

Back in fuller effect.

The Bottomless Crates radio show, tonight from 10 till Midnight, 102.5 NE1 FM.... Gonna be mighty fine!

Email or text 60300 starting your message NE1 for shouts and all that!

Don't forget The Bottomless Crates on Facebook, have a search about and feel free to join up, all welcome....

Monday, 18 January 2010

No Crates tonight...

Due to lack of transport (my car is unwell), TBC are not on tonight... Worry not, we return next Monday!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

TBC 110110

Monday's show, with a touch of added Les Baxter for good measure.

1st Hour

2nd Hour

Saturday, 9 January 2010

2010 and all that...

Without further ado, the latest show, from Monday January 4th 2010...

1st Hour


Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think.

(Credit to maxw for the arty turntable pic)