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A mix through a selection of Hip-Hop and whatever else comes off the shelves - special respect to those underappreciated artists, album cuts, and b-sides - always keeping it varied, aiming to make sure everyone discovers something new every episode!

A mix through a selection of Hip-Hop and whatever else comes off the shelves - special respect to those underappreciated artists, album cuts, and b-sides - always keeping it varied, aiming to make sure everyone discovers something new every episode!


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A mix through a selection of Hip-Hop and whatever else comes off the shelves - special respect to those underappreciated artists, album cuts, and b-sides - always keeping it varied, aiming to make sure everyone discovers something new every episode!






Episode 133 : The Struggle Continues

"Why you think Bobby and Huey P were heat holding?" - Toki Wright It's been a very up and down month, which I imagine isn't at all a unique experience. This episode reflects some of that, marking the eleventh birthday of the podcast while also recognising the incredible Black Lives Matter street protests that have been taking place over the last few weeks. The selection takes that as the main theme, and I think it's a solid mix that you'll enjoy - and one where almost everyone will learn...


Episode 132 : All Love

"They don't never see the work, only results of it." - Rapper Big Pooh Another month inside, and one that has been tinged with sadness; we say Rest In Power to Ty, Andre Harrell, and the soul legend Betty Wright. The month's selection starts with a favourite of mine from Ty's catalogue, and though the styles change, we keep a steady pace all the way through - I know some of you are running to try and stay in shape during this time, so I hope it helps! Twitter : @airadam13 Twitch :...


Episode 131 : Strange Times

"History repeats what you refuse to learn about." - Planet Asia Another month inside, which I'm sure is a test of patience for many. It's been an odd one, which feels like it hasn't been any less busy than normal, and so the rhythm of podcast production has pretty much been as usual. The selection ranges from some of my earliest, brokest vinyl purchases to the latest releases of the digital age - hope you all find something in there that makes you rewind (and then buy an album)! Rest In...


Episode 130 : In The House

"We'll get the drums goin' so y'all can dance again, don't worry..." - "Old Man" Ebro I think it's fair to say that this has been a month like no other, certainly in the UK, where the restrictions on movement that other places in the world were ahead of us on finally came down. These are strange times where we're all trying to get used to new ways of living, but I hope this month's show has some tunes that can lift your mood a little! As mentioned in the show, Hip-Hop Chip Shop are...


Episode 129 : Wheel And Come Again

"I don't wanna be a playa...I just coach the team." - Lord Finesse I had a new experience recording this episode - making an error which meant I had to re-record the whole thing again! Still got it out on time, and so we have our annual tributes to the catalogues of J Dilla, Big L, and Big Pun - alongside some other heavyweight picks. We open proceedings with something fairly topical... Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes Ice Cube : Chase Down The Bully The recent march in Washington...


Episode 128 : Crystalline Carbon

" long as I'm alive, I will make it." - Kim Stephens It's been a subdued start to the year in the main, and my equipment may have conspired against me, but nothing was getting in the way of the first podcast episode of the decade! There are definitely some popular classics in the selection, right next to brand new releases, and some slightly older tracks which deserve a second - or even first - chance in your headphones. Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes Roc Marciano : Richard...


Episode 127 : Stand Strong

" instead, you prefer to be lied to." - Hutch This feels very much like the stance needed at the end of a rough year on many fronts. Still, we're here on the cusp of a new decade, but we play out this one with a (mostly) wintry selection from both sides of the Atlantic which will take you into 2020 in fine style. Thanks for your continued support - I hope to continue bringing you quality material! Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes Bugzy Malone : December Thought I'd take the...


Episode 126 : None More Black

"These evil streets don't sleep..." - Pharoahe Here's an idea I've been holding for a while - an episode showcasing Hip-Hop tracks that took a rock sample or influence! I thought it'd be an interesting one to select and mix without reaching for the most obvious standby picks, and we've got tracks spanning almost thirty years at the extreme ends. Don't worry, the guitars come along with plenty of bars and beats! Links for the month... Michelle Grace Hunder - wicked music...


Episode 125 : The Audacity Of Dope

"In the land of the free, the slaves are still here." - Jerry Beeks The grind continues, and as the autumn starts to really draw in, the selection gets you prepared for full hoodie and boot season with some rugged sounds from the old to the new! A couple of events for you... The Flyest @ Klondyke Club, Manchester, November 15th - guest starring me on the turntables! Artifacts ft. DJ Mr.Len @ Joshua Brooks, November 30th Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes Royal Flush : Life Is...


Episode 124 : Trophies

"I will not lose." - Jay-Z Back on the road after an unscheduled absence, and now with a fully operational battle station (see my IG stories for more). This month's selection starts with a few tracks to test your audio installation, remembers 2Pac twenty-three years after he passed, and is pretty much guaranteed to hit you with at least one track you didn't already know! Let's begin... Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes Federation ft. Daz Dillinger : We Ride I've been banging this...


Episode 123 : Count On It.

"...we see people as numbers and we make 'em check a box." - Invincible I couldn't not acknowledge the numerical sequence in this month's episode number! The episode title ties into that, but also the consistency I pride myself on when it comes to getting the show completed; on time, every time. As far as the tunes this time out, there are a few that play on the theme, plus we remember the great Sean Price on the 4th anniversary of his passing, as well as a bunch of other interesting...


Episode 122 : Drop It Heavy

"Scripture tell me no one excluded when rain drippin'..." - Tobe Nwigwe This month has been a rough one, but here we are once again with a brand new selection for your headphones and speakers! We remember the great KMG, and then sprinkle the selection with some strong UK tracks, overlook gems, rapid genre jumping, and one absolutely amazing remix. While individually there aren't many obscurities in the mix, I'll be impressed if anyone already knows every track on here... Twitter :...


Episode 121 : X

"...celebrate like a crooked capitalist..." - Mr. Voodoo The podcast reaches a huge landmark this month - the tenth birthday! Thank you to all of you for your support along the way. It's not easy to put together a show month after month, but when I hear from people how much they enjoy listening (especially when they've gone out and bought some of the records), it makes it all worth it. I hope you enjoy this month's show - there are some rarities, some obscurities, and a bit of an...


Episode 120 : Lessons

"...educate yourself. Don't depend on your school for help." - Charlie Brown Coming to the end of the tenth year, we have an episode this month with the selected tracks centred around the theme of education - either by title, or by content. We cover a span of over thirty years of Hip-Hop, many styles, with everything from multiple MCs on a track to none at all! Do the knowledge. Upcoming events worthy of your attention... Gang Starr Foundation - Jeru The Damaja, Group Home, Big Shug @...


Episode 119 : Don't Break The Chain

"Your mind's not ready and your heart's not open." - Gibbs Back in the studio solo this month, with a bag of Hip-Hop, reggae, and more for the mix. Sadly, this month we also wave goodbye to and salute Nipsey Hussle, who was taken from us this month at just 33. A community activist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur as well an an MC, he leaves a baton for the rest of us to pick up to continue the relay. Events coming up... Gang Starr Foundation - Jeru The Damaja, Group Home, Big Shug @...


Episode 118 : Dubbul Or Nothing (ft. Dubbul O)

"Burning it to the ground, from the ashes see what might rise..." - Dubbul O It's been a while, but with a reworked studio setup we welcome the second-ever guest to the show - the syllable-spraying Dubbul O! You'll certainly have heard him on here before, whether it's been with The Mouse Outfit, Voodoo Black, Mothership Connection, or one of his other projects. This month, he came through for a chat about his approach to MCing and with a bunch of tracks for us to hear (including an...


Episode 117 : Rockin' Steady

"...and though the flag been tattered and beaten..." - General Steele The short month of the year puts a little pressure on the recording schedule, but the show is here on time for you as always. Once again, we feature the sounds of J Dilla, Big Pun, and Big L, alongside plenty of other great stuff - and we keep the same speed going all the way through the mix! Shows coming up; Sadat X & El Da Sensei @ Joshua Brooks, March 20th GZA @ Gorilla, Manchester, April 9th Twitter :...


Episode 116 : Headphone Fiend

"...but we worship the dollar, so what we gon' do for jihad?" - Styles P Happy New Year! If I say so myself, I think this is a great mix - plenty to match the colder weather we're having, and opportunities for some enjoyable-to-mix transitions between tracks. Press "play" and get ready for end-to-end quality... Tickets for Homeboy Sandman and Edan in Manchester on Feb 7th - don't miss out! Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes Alchemist ft. MidaZ : Don Seymour's Theme One thing you...


Episode 115 : Our Streets

"Watch the roads before crossing." - Tyler Beating the deadline, coming in a few hours before the New Year, giving you time to play this on the way out - or if you're staying in! This month's mix has some of my favourite tracks of 2018, as well as some choice selections from deeper in the crates. Enjoy the listen, and spread the word! Twitter : @airadam13 Playlist/Notes The Mouse Outfit : Late Night Doors One of Manchester's finest crews blessed us with the acclaimed "Jagged Tooth...


Episode 114 : Enter The Midnight

"...we fighting back - sorry Martin." - Erick Sermon This month marks twenty-five years (!) since the release of two monumental albums - "Midnight Marauders" by A Tribe Called Quest, and the Wu-Tang Clan's "Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)". I still remember going to buy each of these albums which have had a huge influence on me over the years, and I thought that this episode would be a good time to feature them both. We have a mix of original tracks, alternate versions, covers, and...