Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Promotional video for IDA WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015.
Produced by DJ QBert with IDA World Champions: Dj IQ (USA), Ritchie Ruftone (Scotland), VaZee (POL). Video promotes the second most important dj competition in the world - IDA WORLD FINALS. The event is scheduled for 5th of December Krakow, Poland.

DJ QBERT "Crazy Raw" feat. Dj IQ, Ritchie Ruftone, Dj VaZee (IDA 2015 Promo Official Video)

Monday, 16 November 2015

Squingy (USG) feat Bright Sparks & Madhat McGore - Internet G's

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Check Our Attitude by Big Shamu

"Check Our Attitude" is a showcase of Big Shamu's talents, designed to please the more refined of palettes. Boasting his eclectic musical talent and taste, this album rolls smoothly through every dark corner of the genre. By presenting such thought provoking concepts through quoteable bars with strong tones of youth culture, humour and satire this album stands out as more than your average Hip-Hop offering. Wunderkid is a title few are worthy of, but Big Shamu wears it well. Arguably a newcomer to the world of Hip-Hop, he wastes no time proving himself a force to be reckoned with. Whether he's lending his soft, soulful tones for a hook, his piercing drums for a beat or effortlessly styling all over your favorite rappers, his nonchalant talent is hard to deny. In short, this is a debut album worth talking about, its replay value alone makes it worthy of a place in any Hip-Hop fan's collection.

 Released November 15, 2015

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'Dusty Lamps 2' by Blasfima & Konnsky

Dusty Lamps part 2 from BAFTA winner Konnsky and Scottish DMC Champion DJ U-Turn. With raps by Blasfima Sinna (Stone Bench, You-Sonix Records)

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BRISTO BATTLES // Kamihamiha V Scott Earley

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


our first project together, many more to come. Massive thanks to all involved it wouldn't have been possible without you all, all the GGS fam, Boydy over at moxie media management for the time and effort he put into out video, Jurd Beats for a wicked beat to use, The Jazz man & co on production and everyone who supports us daily and pushes us to do more.

Werd's Alien [PE.2] Reviewed by Becca Starr

'I was humbled to be asked by Werd to write a review for his latest project. With the release of his 'Salt n Sauce' video, directed by Omar Al-Zidjali of redtreefilms, I expected a straight hip-hop experience with Alien [PE.2]. Which was a false assumption. The overall feeling of the album is very dark, aggy, reflective and satirical. Lyrically very up front and honest. An aggravated lament. There are several themes throughout the album, frustration and comedy he witnesses in the hip-hop scene, his dis-trust for media and government, his purpose, his moral conscience and concern for the planet. Socially and ecologically. Multiple genres creep in. Making the whole album contemporary and relevant. But perhaps what you might not have expected.

The production on the album is flawless, start to finish. This is hardly surprising when you read the list of contributing producers. Soaring synths, varying grooves and styles all seem to merge effortlessly into an overall sound, feel and atmosphere. Despite the darker feel, there is still a lot of uplifting, funky moments. 'Human Form (Transform)'perhaps the funkiest. Short, sweet and to the point. His delivery skills are very well showcased in this project. 'Inner Caves' displaying his double-time abilities (plus a totally amazing sample) and his lyrical content is unapologetic and hard-hitting. He even sings a bit in 'Spoon-fed with plastic sporks'. A dark but very melodic piece. Tracks like 'Escape the Dying Planet' deliver his storytelling ability, the sense of drama coupled with epic samples leave a real impression. A good impression. The sense creeps in that lately he has questioned his own relevancy, yet also plays with the idea of being a caricature of himself. That his disappointment of what he's heard/seen in the scene has almost driven him to comment, with impact and eloquence. Occasionally tongue-in-cheek, but I note the sincerity of his delivery in some of those cases. Which makes it hard to judge how serious he is being in his criticisms. Part of me expects that this is his means of confronting the subject, but also hopefully making his fellow rappers and mc's think. Perhaps re-think. Perhaps reflect, as he has. As a listener, you feel included in the questioning he does. Almost a vibe of Werd suggesting - "You go think about that".

Overall, it's a very good album. I was impressed. His trademark delivery makes every track passionate in its own way. The final track 'Leave This Behind' seemed to epitomise his alienated vibe, but also acts as a question mark. Has Werd had enough? With quotes from the album like - "Represent, just resent" you could easily believe he feels unappreciated. But the fact is, he is appreciated and valued. An active advocate and supporter of his fellow artists. He's had a break, thought things over and now he's back. I think this project was his opportunity to clear the air and vent his concerns. However, now he has done that, could he be looking ahead? I hope so. Sometimes, we all feel Alien.'


Alien [PE.2] is downloadable from Bandcamp and Itunes
Plus see the video for 'Salt n Sauce' on YouTube Here.

Becca Starr is a talented and respected singer / songwriter based in Scotland. For her music profile page please CLICK HERE

Encoded by The Urban Folk Crowd

"The Urban Folk Crowd are Conscious Route and Calum Carlyle. Bringing together a unique blend of Hip Hop, Folk, Indie, Reggae among other influences, the band have created catchy melodies and conscious thought-provoking lyrics in a way that is feel good.

The Urban Folk Crowd came together when singer / songwriter Calum Carlyle met Conscious Route through the Edinburgh music scene. After being fans of each other's work they created a debut album in the background of their busy lives.

The album, which is produced by Fraser Johnstone, mixes influences from all the people involved to bring a slice of difference while creating a crowd ethos for this musical endeavor. Calum's musical background coming from Folk, Blues, Indie, and other influences, while Conscious Route originated from Hip Hop, Poetry, alternative music and Reggae. The two let the experience flow, rather than directing to write certain songs to be a certain way. With many cups of herbal tea and talking, the album took over two years to complete. What set out to be a project of serious intent changed direction into an enjoyable journey of learning and appreciation for good music and good people. I think that experience of the journey is conveyed through the music itself."

Released October 28, 2015

Rewind 4 Years: Escape From Carstairs

On 3rd November 2011 Wardie Burns and Wee D escaped from Carstairs leaving behind no traces to detail their break out other than unreadable, deranged notes on their cell walls and floor. It is believed that these two inmates had predicted a release on this date without any indication or reason to why it was significant. Carstairs has refused to comment on the matter until Lothian Borders Police complete their investigation. The fearsome reputation of the hospital means most will oppose the escape and the lack of security at its location, but those involved in the sites management say it should ensure the care and security for each patient still there, and ultimately the public is now in danger. If you have any details on the whereabouts of these escapees please contact either NHS, local police or Sons of Scotland (SOS).

Released November 3, 2011

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

BRISTO BATTLES // Ryza v Lumanes

Nautilus Inkworks teams up with Glasgow MP

Nautilus Inkworks has a new partner, and perhaps not what you would expect of a local urban company. Don't take my word for it, read below the direct quote from Patrick Grady MP.

'I am delighted to announce a new initiative to support rising creative talent in the Glasgow North constituency. As part of a new ‘Local Artists Project’, I’m keen to bring some of the diverse, creative and contrasting buzz of the constituency into my Firhill office and promote up-and-coming artists across the area. The new Project will see local artists showcasing their artwork in the constituency office for 4-6 weeks at a time.

Glasgow has one of the most exciting creative scenes in the country, and my constituency covering the West End and Maryhill has a particularly high concentration of artists, musicians and writers. Using my local office in Firhill to showcase some of the best local talent will hopefully be of interest to visiting constituents and of course any passer-by is welcome to drop in as well.

The first artist kicking off this exciting project is Christopher Stevens of Nautilus Inkworks, a self-taught artist who has been active on the Glaswegian urban art and music scene for 7 years.

Nautilus Inkworks creates original and exclusive unisex streetwear, with an inclusive touch. We are influenced by the people, music and art of urban culture and the cityscapes that we live in and love. Everything that we produce is high quality, low-run, original and limited edition forever, and we encourage our customers to influence what we do next. Our range follows no rules and is constantly evolving to reflect our surroundings, embodying the true spirit of streetwear.

This is streetwear for deep thinkers, designed to inspire pride.

This is why people choose to wear and share our products.”

More information about Nautilus Inkworks can be found online at

Twitter: @nautilusink
Instagram: @nautilusinkworks
Facebook: /nautilusinkworks

Details of our next artist due to showcase in mid-December will follow shortly. If you’re a local artist interested in taking part just get in touch, contact details and more information about the project are on the website:

Defend The Mic Rap Contest 2015

Upcoming rappers should check out Defend The Mic Rap Contest 2015 and get involved.


Iron Masons - Knight Rider [Official Video]

Iron Masons - Knight Rider [Official Video] You Sonix
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The video and album is %100 non profit.

BRISTO BATTLES // Kid Robotik v Milla

Nity Gritz - Lets Not Pretend prod. Orry Caren