17 April 2011

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Morgan Khan’s Top 10 Tracks EVER*

We all know Morgan Khan… a music mogul and entrepreneur well-known in the UK during the 1980s. He played a large part in making various genres of urban music more accessible to UK consumers of Black and urban music after his founding of the iconic StreetSounds record label.

Morgan gave us some classic albums back in the days which figure in all our past hip hop and b-boy adventures. And still do to this day.

After a quiet spell, Morgan came back with brand new Electro from new and established artists and you should check the albums out on iTunes to see what you’re missing –http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/street-sounds-nu-electro-vol/id388840609 and there’s volume 1 and 2 out there and a volume 4 almost ready to drop.

We asked Morgan for his Top 10 EVER tracks, but he had to heavily disclaimer it – ‘this changes daily, and it’s just from the first series, if I included the latest ‘Nu Electro’ series it may well be different again!’ but hey, it’s a great top 10 and probably features most of the tracks we’d all select if pushed to choose a top 10 Electro tracks line-up.

One other point Morgan made was they were in no particular order too!

1. Newcleus – “Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)”
2. Captain Rock – “The Return Of Captain Rock”
3. The B Boys – “Two Three Break”
4. Grandmaster Flash – “The Message”
5. Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force “Planet Rock”
6. Mantronix – “Ladies”
7. Sugarhill Gang – “Rappers Delight”
8. Herbie Hancock – “Rockit”
9. Hashim – “Al Naffiysh”
10. Egyptian Lover – “Egypt Egypt”

Great collection of tracks, and a pleasure to mix them up, like we did at the end of the 6th Portion of An Evening With Tha Gods!

19 March 2011

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Mark B’s Top 10 Tracks EVER*

Mark B has produced & collaborated with the likes of:

Blade, TaskForce, Skinnyman, M.U.D Family, AL Tariq & Missin Linx (nyc) Special Teamz (Boston) Slaine (La Coka Nostra) Arsonists (nyc) Mojo The Cinematic of Dujeous (nyc) Swollen Members (Canada) Lewis Parker, Rodney P, MC Mello, MCM – Caveman, Scratch Perverts, MR Thing, DJ Vadim, Beni G – Mixologists, Jazz T, Saian Supa Crew (France) Waxolutionists (Austria) Petter (Sweden) Paleface (Finland) Azad (Germany) Delta (Australia) Trem (Australia) Prowla (Australia) Motion (Australia) Solomon Theta (Australia)

Would of been seen sharing stages with the likes of:

Eminem, D12, Exibit, Pharoahe Monch, Big Daddy Kane, Roots Manuva, Talib Kweli, Run DMC, Feeder, Tommy Evans, Ice T, Delta, Downsyde

Toured at such places as:

Fabric (London) o2 Arena, DMC World Finals x2, Radio One Big Day Out, Pukklepop, Festival (Belguim) Reading, Leeds & Essential Festival, Sony B-Boy Championships, Top Of The Pops BBC TV, Soccer A.M. Sky Sports, EOW (France) EOW / Speakers Corner (london)

6 Albums – No Gimmicks..

No Fillers & No Scams!

Check his iTunes collection out – http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/mark-b/id27761495#

OK, here’s the Top 10 EVER tracks he sent over to Tha Gods!

1. Nas – Made You Look
2. GangStarr – Mass Appeal
3. Showbiz & A.G. – Represent
4. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
5. The Beatnuts – World’s Famous
6. Ultramagnetic Mc’s – Watch Me Now
7. Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
8. Eric B & Rakim – Juice (Know The Ledge)
9. Man Parrish featuring Frostie Freeze – Boogie Down (Bronx)
10. Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force – Looking For The Perfect Beat

Mark said:

“To explain the choice of songs in my Top 10 they are based upon, lyrical skills. Quality, & originality of the production. The importance, & influence of the songs within Hip Hop culture. & overall 10 ‘great songs’ that personally challenged me to step up, & create my own music. You can’t add to history, unless you know your own history…”

Can’t argue with that, a great collection of classics and it’s gonna be a pleasure to run them down on ThaGods!


07 March 2011

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Chaundon’s Top 10 Tracks EVER*

Some of you may know Chaundon, if you don’t you should… He’s down with the Justus League and has a string of worthy hits you should track down. He’s been rapping since he was 13 and in now one of the industry’s ones to watch! Most importantly his latest album is out there, you can cop ‘No Excuses’ here http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/no-excuses/id395039881.

Chaundon gave us his Top 10 Tracks EVER list and we’ll be featuring them on an up and coming An Evening With Tha Gods soon!

1. Don’t stop til you get enough-MJ

2. Purple Rain-Prince

3. Halftime-Nas

4. Treat em right-Chubb Rock

5. Unbelievable-B.I.G

6. No Excuses-Chaundon

7. Rhythm of the night-El de Barge

8. Before I let go- Frankie Beverly & Maze

9. All night long-Mary Jane Girls

10. Mary Jane-Rick James

It’s a great mix of classics and quality music, and we’ll excuse him dropping one of his own in there. Check out his album and see why!

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