I’m going to start this post off by saying “Isn’t London great for finding little gems…?”
These finds could range from great spots to eat, chill-out or rave it up depending on what you’re into. Hell, you could even find your soul mate if you’re ready for it.
My latest find is of the Vinyl variety and coming from NZ I just love digging for records in and around London and, if you follow me on either Twitter or FB page you will know that last night I met this guy, Kevin, who is (and still is) getting rid of his vinyl collection!! I know what you’re thinking, and yes I did ask him why he’s getting rid of it all and still I don’t get it. Some people are just moving on…
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I managed to load my wheelie UDG up with 55 pieces of random 80s & 90s Hip Hop. ‘Black Gold’ and all the plates are in mint condition with covers varying from ‘Very Good’ to ‘VG+’ and even ‘Mint’ or unopened…
Yep… it’s fair to say that once I got home I was useless to everyone as I reserved myself for having an even better look through this bounty and as I did so I was DJ’gasming all the way to my Crates!!…
Now, I don’t want to oversell what was inside but lets just say that there are some very nostalgic pieces there and, over the next few weeks, I will be reaching in and pull-out a record at random and sharing it here with you.
In addition, I’ll do my best to find out who they sampled and who they (if at all) got sampled by – this is more for me but I will post what I find here.
I hope you enjoy this little project of mine.
So, let’s kick it off…
Cypress Hill – Illusions 12″ (Ruff House Records – 44 78223)
Where were you when this tune dropped?? I was 15 and just transferring to a new High School in West Auckland, Kelston Boys High School. Graham Henry (All Blacks Coach) was then the Headmaster… Kelston 4 Life!!
Fact: After spending time in the UK and wanting to make something different Dj Muggs came up with the idea to make the darkest, most non-commercial record he could and Illusions was the first song they recorded for “Temple of Boom”.
Been sampled by:
- King of the Hill by Westside Connection (1996) @3m43s
- Hallucination by Block McCloud and DJ Waxwork (2012) @0:16, 0:23 and 3:40 (and throughout)
- Kronologik by Cypress Hill (2001) @1:58
Public Service Announcement:
If you are into this stuff I encourage you to check all the artists and tracks mentioned. They will do you no harm.