Thursday, 30 December 2010

Mid 90's flava #5

Violator by Todd McFarlane

I dropped a new selection of very nice wax last evening. That's the 5th part of the Mid 90's flava series.
10 waxes, 2 turntables and a spliff in one shot.
Remembering the golden age of hip hop, as Todd Mcfarlane reminds us the golden age of the comics...

Here's the tracklist:
1- Mood - Karma
2- Afu-Ra - Whirlwind thru cities
3- Groupe Home -Inna City life
4-Blazhay Blazhay -Danger
5-Real Live - Real live shit (K-Def Remix)
6-Natural Resource - Bum deal
7-Das Efx - Here it is
8-Fugees - How many mics
9-Pharcyde- Bullshit

I hope you'll enjoy.

Ash.K - Mid 90's flava #5

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Djenné - Mali

On our way to the Dogon country. We made a stop and spent a day in Djenné. Amazing city with one of the biggest mosque of West Africa and a huge market which stands every monday.

To illustrate this post, the golden voice of Africa: Afro-pop singer Salif Keita who release one of the best african love song on the Lp Moffou (Universal Jazz) in 2002.
The track features Cesaria Evoria and is called Yamore. Enjoy!

Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora - Yamore

Friday, 19 November 2010

Getatchew Mekuria feat the Ex and Guests - Ethiopia Hagere

After Mulatu Astatake with the Heliocentrics as a backing band, it's time for one of the greateast african sax to come with the Ex for a very great opus.
They were touring in France all together in 2007, the dutch post-punk band The Ex and Ethiopain jazz saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria.
The track wich opens the Lp is crazy, check it!
Getatchew Mekuria and The Ex - Ethiopia Hagere

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Ash.K - mid 90's flava new selecta!

A new selection of few waxes from the mid-late 90's, enjoy
Ash.K- Mid 90's flava# 4

E.N.E.M.Y Mindz - Mind on my $
M.Slash - Good Timez
InI - Faxin Jax
Budah an da Bandit - Brain on drugz
Funky DL - 20-20-8-8
Peanut Butter Wolf feat Rasco & Q.Bert- Run the line
Edo.G - Dedicated
Dutchmin - Get your serve on
Powerule - Bright light, big city
KRS One - Out from fame
Mr Complex - Why don't cha

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Hip Hop Culture #4

Before any rivalry between east and west destroyed or divided the hip hop community, there was time when the coasts actually respected and admired what the other did. Ice Cube's Amerikkka 's most wanted brings together the attitude of the West Coast with the layered, chaotic sound of the East Coast 's Bomb Squad.
Andre Torres-Waxpoetic #41

It comes from my private wax collec, this Lp was issued in Germany for European fans.
Ice Cube - The Nigga ya love to hate

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Night burnerz mix 2

This is the second part of the Night burnerz mix, Ash.K, PSK Crew on the wheels of steel.
Peace to the belgium writerz, they really kill it on train as these bunch of emcees do on the mic...
Selection of crazy beats too! I started with a co-flow related track and almost finished by an other one.
Here's the tracklist fellaz....

1-Indelible MCs - Collude intrude
2-Subtitle - Leave home
3-Mekalek feat Percee P - the Gritty Bop
4-Shapes of Broad Mind - Lights year away
5-Harmonic 313 feat Phat Kat & Elzhi - Battlestar
6-The Swashbuckling Napoleons - Sky writer
7-Third Sight - Rhyme like a scientist
8-Company Flow, Mr Lif, BMS & 3MG - Low Key
9-Sage Francis - Narcissist

Ash.K - Night Burnerz 2

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Night burners mix

I just drop a sunday morning mix, dedicated to the ones who walk along the railways on saturday night:

1- M.Boogie feat Buckshot – The real

2- Creators feat Out Da Ville – Street Connexions

3- Gangstarr feat Fat Joe & MOP – Who got gunz?

4- Promoe feat Timbuktu & Jayson the Razor Tongue – Of men mics

5- 7L & Esoteric – Do me a favour

6- Perceptionists – Avengers

7- Non Phixion – Refuse to loose

8- Visionaries – Pangea

9- El.P – Stepfather factory

Ash.K -night burners mix

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Fondle 'Em records

Tribute to Stretch and Bobbito's label (95-01)

DJ Eli & Shan Boogs feat Yeshua Dapo Ed, J-Treds and Pumpkinhead "Truly gifted ones"
Rok One feat Shabaan Shadeeq, Kwest and L-Fudge "Ninety degrees a piece"
The Cenubites "Mommy"
Siah and Yeshua Dapo Ed "Gravity"
Arsonits "Haloween"
The Juggaknots "The hunt is on"
MF Doom "Hey"Cage "Mersh"
MHZ "World premier"
Cage "Agent orange"
Da Nuthouse "Synapsis"
Siah "Pyrite"

40 minutes of Fondle Em shit, one shot...
Ash.K Fondel Em Mix

Friday, 9 April 2010

First buffalo gal

go around the outside, round the outside, round the outside...
RIP Malcolm...
This picture appears on a compilation called "HH the original and best" on Charisma records
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals

Saturday, 27 March 2010


REM feat Kate Pierson of the B 52's -Shiny happy people

Monday, 15 March 2010

Best Hip Hop shows of 2009

Hip Hop shows or related...
Nominees this year:
Cut Chemist, Ebony Bones, Soul of Mischiefs, De La Soul + Big Band, Dead Prez, EPMD, Nas, MOP, Samy Deluxe, Blu and Exile, Artsonits, Method Man, Mr Brady, Techn9ne, B.Real, Psycho Realm, Antipop Consortium, Spade & Archer, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam Funk, James Pant feat Royal Zodiac, Mayer Hawthorne, Oxmo Puccino, Ice Cube & WC, Rouge à Lèvres, Cunninlynguists, Wildchild.

And the winner is....
1-NAS @ Royal Arena festival, Bien, Switzerland
2-ANTIPOP CONSORTIUM @ Epicerie Moderne, Feyzin, France
3-CUT CHEMIST @ Nuits Sonores festival, Lyon, France

Best non Hip Hop show: Alela Diane @ Transbordeur and Anthony and the Johnsons @ Nuits de Fourviere festival.

Nas, Firm, Primo, 94...96...99

Friday, 19 February 2010

Happy New Year of the Tiger

Back home...
Bloody jet lag... I tried to get some sleep but my neighboor just bought a new driller thet he was testing...
Anyway Happy new year of the Tiger, I left a very busy but also a very happy Beijing.

Curtis Mayfield - Get down

Monday, 8 February 2010

Nature is our religion

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Gabin appears on some of the pics, try to find him...

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The amazing Gabin in Vietnam

4 weeks of good fun

bananas on the Mekong

wake up in Hoi An

in the sleeper night train

Tam Coc


Ray La Montagne brought horns for this powerful folk-soul track which appears on his last opus, a good one to illustate this post.
Ray Lamontagne - You're the best thing

Saturday, 30 January 2010

The Mekong delta experience

Deeper in Vietnam....

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Saigon online

Chillin' in a park

War remnants museum

Thao Cam Vien

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Hue's Forbiden purple city

One of Viet Nam's decaying treasures is Hue's Citadel. The scope and beauty of the forbiden purple city really impresses us!

Friday, 22 January 2010

The amazing Gabin in China #2

On a bamboo boat, Xinje, Guangxi

Lijiang, Yunnan

Dali, Yunnan

Kunming, green lake, Yunnan

Sreets of Yangshuo, Guangxi

Jianshui, Yunnan

French rap from 98 with funky beat by Djimi Fingers and scratch vocals by Leeroy (ex Sian Supa Crew)
Arsenik feat Doc Gyneco-Affaire de famille