Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Joe Bataan, salsoul bro!

On other wicked cover....

According to specialists, Joe Bataan was influenced by latin boogalo and afro american doo-wop, in my opinion the music of this talented pianist remains as one of my favorites funk from the 70's. Maybe because of his latin vocalists and the great breaks done by cuban percussions that really characterize the sound of the guy on this album "Salsoul".

Two tracks right here from this LP released in 1973 on Harlem based label Mericana records .
Joe Bataan -aftershower funk-
Joe Bataan -latin strut-

Monday, 25 February 2008

Underground mix

I did a "selecta" of underground rap 12' on the radio show last sunday, right after I went on the rail way....

Here's your chance to grab this on free download:
Ash.K -mix @ RCT 24-02-08


1-Skitz, Rodney.P, Skinnyman, Wildflower, Riddla & Primecuts – Twilight of the gods

2-Soul Position – Unlimited

3-Rise –BK/NY

4-Swollen Members –take it back (remix)

5-Wee Bee Foolish – Watcha need

6-Jazzy Jeff & Freddy Foxx – Scram

7- Large Professor –Live guy saga

8- DJ Jazz feat the Rebel Rasheed – R.A.P

9- Maspyke – Played list

Back next sunday same time same place

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Stones Throw & friends

Stones Throw was founded in 1996 by Peanut Butter Wolf and remains 12 years later as one of the most influential hip hop independent label.

Sunday's last mix on RCT ( was dedicated to this label. Grab it right here:

Ash.K -Stones Throw mix

1-Madlib features “Moma”, Lords of prayers”, “Yo Soul” & “Little Black boy” from Dudley Perkins album

2-Gangstarr “Just to get a rep” Madlib remix

3-DJ Design feat Med “No games”

4-Wildchild “Wonderyears remix”

5-Kazi “Average”

6-Lootpack feat Declaime “Break dat party”

7-Quasimoto “Am I confused?”

8-Declaime feat Quasimoto “Don’t trip”

9-The Beat Kondukta “Breaks of meditation part 1” & ”Elements for Mr Crabfeather

10-Quasimoto ”Greenery”

11-Madvillain “Shadow of the sun”

Back Soon.......

Friday, 15 February 2008

Stéphane Blanquet

Born in 1973, Stéphane Blanquet is a french autor of underground comics which have been published by indy- editors these last 15 years.

First time I saw his dark style sketchings was in "Les Inrockuptibles" a french magazine dealing with music and many other stuff.

His work reminded me artists of the so called underground scene like Julie Doucet or Robert Crumb. I immediatly went to my bookstore and bought "La fantôme des autres"......

Beside comics, Blanquet has developed his own universe with toys, animated films & cartoons and the tragedy "sade song" a musical adaptation -for theatre- to marquis de Sade in which he created Sets & suits....

I'll recommand you to go on his website to see more oh his work on

I leave you with a kaotik breakcore track by Venetian Snares using shrilly violins...Don't be afraid fellaz..

Venetian Snares - Hajnal

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Mix Breaknecking to download

Last Sunday's mix on free download, Big up to my crew

Grab these 30 min of pure "boom bap" underground Hip Hop here:

Ash.K -Breaknecking mix


1-Ghostface Killah feat Raekwon, RZA & Inspektah Deck“ Assassination day”

2-Fish B One “How that sound”

3-Mic Geronimo “unstoppable”

4-DITC “get yours (remix)”

5-Big Kwam “Execution expert”

6-Channel Live “Mad Izm (Remix)”

7-Gangstarr “Full Clip”

8-Das EFX feat KRS one “Real Hip Hop”

9-EPMD “The Joint”

East Coast Fellaz!

Back next sunday 20h30-21h30 (Paris Time)

or 99.3 FM

- PSK 4 Life-

New York , New York !

As a big fan of defensive actions I had to post something about Superbowl 42 won by the Giants.
I just found on Youtube highlights showing this strong defense. Enjoy!

5 sacks in the same game! MVP could have been :
Kawika Mitchell
Justin Tuck (2)
Jay Alford
Michael Strahan

To illustrate this Victory the track New York New York from rapper/beatboxer Tes:
Tes - New York New York-

This song appears on his 7' released on Lex Records in 2003

Monday, 4 February 2008

Special Pete Rock 03/02/07

Here's the mix I did on the sunday radio show. For all the fans of the Soul Brother #1 and his MPC 2000.

Ash.K -Soul Brother mix

1- For the people bootlegged by Sensational
2- Prozack Turner – Wonderful Life
3- Grand agent – This is what they mean
4- CL Smooth – Mecca and the soul brother
5- CL Smooth – TROY
6- Kardinal Offishall – We Good
7- Edo G – Boston
8- House of Pain – Jump around (remix)
9- Public Enemy – Nightrain (remix)

Hope you've enjoyed