Archive for June, 2008

digging al mercato delle pulci

June 28th, 2008 Comments off

Oggi al Mercato delle pulci ho trovato vari 45 giri interessanti. Sono tutte stampe italiane (non sono gli originali americani) ma ad un prezzo conveniente a mio parere. Eccovi le scansioni delle copertine (clicca per ingrandire le immagini)

Billy Preston – Outa-space 

James Brown – Sex Machine 

Otis Redding – Dock of the bay 

R.B. Greaves – Take a letter Maria 

Rhythm Heritage – Theme from S.W.A.T. 

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Bad Luck 

Wilson Pickett – Deborah  

crate digging info:

10 Record Digging Secrets.txt – fonte:

Secrets of Hip Hop Rap Sample and Breaks Mixtapes.txt – fonte:

Basics of Crate Digging.txt – fonte:


Your Friendly Neighborhood… 
THX 1138 

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Sesto Street 2 – Hip Hop a Sesto (FI) 26 giugno 2008

June 26th, 2008 Comments off


graffiti writing / breaking / rapping / deejaying

ingresso gratuito

ore 15 
sottopasso di via dei Mille, Sesto Fiorentino (FI) 

bombolette a go go – 3000 metri quadri per i writers!!!

ore 21

cortile della biblioteca comunale Ernesto Ragionieri via Fratti 1
, Sesto Fiorentino (FI)

breakdance show: 
FLY SQUAD (Pisa). Direzione artistica: Dario Toma

Live set: 
MC ACID ONE. Presentazione di "Splatter" (PL Music, Self)


bonus 12" covers: 

 Beastie Boys "Cooky puss" 12"

3rd Bass "Brooklyn-Queens" 12"

hip hop transformerz!

June 26th, 2008 Comments off

graffiti all’interno del CPA Firenze Sud (Hys – THX – Weis)

clicca per ingrandire

foto: THX 1138 (2007) 

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Firenze graffiti – photo collection

June 21st, 2008 Comments off

Collezione di foto dall’archivio WC

clicca sul link per accedere alle rispettive cartelle
[DIR] cartoni animali/        21-Jun-2008 17:28    -   
[DIR] cpa graf/               21-Jun-2008 17:28    -   
[DIR] elettro+ graf/          21-Jun-2008 17:31    -   
[DIR] galileo graf/           21-Jun-2008 17:32    -   
[DIR] rifredi graf/           21-Jun-2008 17:33    -   
[DIR] vari graf/              21-Jun-2008 17:33    -   
[DIR] wc hof graf/            21-Jun-2008 17:35    -   
all photos: THX - WC  (200X)
Lou X in concerto a Elettro+ (foto: THX 1138 - 2004)

LONG BRIDGE ALL STARS dj set @ GingerZone, Sabato 21, Scandicci (FI)

June 21st, 2008 Comments off

Stasera Hip Hop Night al Ginger Zone di Scandicci (FI) con Long Bridge All Stars e vari affiliati (vedi sotto la lista dei partecipanti). Un saluto a Da Joker che mi ha segnalato questo party l’altro giorno , a Rashid che è in Danimarca e a Willie. YO!
THX 1138 


Long Bridge all stars dj set @ GingerZone, Sabato 21, Scandicci (FI)

Published on 08:08, 06/16,2008

[…] dalle 18 presso il Ginger Zone di piazza Togliatti si alterneranno sul palco, […] Dj Tardo AKA Youngfader […] Tha Joker AKA Il Primario, L8 di cuori da Genova, Dondiegoh da Roma, Yomegas, Creep, Mr. Check, Swami, Skanda, Tullo Soldja e All in. Il microfono aperto ci sarà, i classiconi per i breaker ci saranno, lo skate-park ci sarà…e voi?

por la calle
flyer (clicca per ingrandire)

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June 20th, 2008 Comments off

Stasera venerdì 20 giugno 2008 a Casa Luzzi vicino a Pratolino (FI)

Hip Hop / D’n’B night




ingresso 2 €uri 

c.u.b.a. cabbal flyer

info e strada

Casa Luzzi é situata a 20 min. dal centro storico della citta, nella
prima collina fiorentina a Montorsoli tra le province di Fiesole,
Firenze e Sesto Fiorentino.

Come arrivare
: prendere la via Bolognese da piazza della Libertà, passare
Trespiano e Montorsoli, dopo il benzinaio girare a SX verso M. Morello
poi 300 mt SX e sei arrivato.

: 25/A dalla stazione ferroviaria S.M. Novella (ultima fermata).

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Elettro walls

June 20th, 2008 6 comments

Selezione di graffiti dai muri di Elettro+ Firenze, via Siena, Isolotto

Wave (WC)

Hysta (WC)

Agent (ATD) – particolare



bonus foto 

clicca per ingrandire le immagini 

foto: THX 1138

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SP 1200 notable users

June 19th, 2008 Comments off

illustrazione: Louisa Bertman

Lista di produttori (con relative interviste) che hanno usato la drumachine sampler E-MU SP 1200:

fonte: (la voce è stata recentemente modificata e il testo sottostante non compare piu’ nel corpo della pagina)

Notable Users

Ski – Hip Hop Producer Produced for artists such as Jay-Z,Camp Lo etc.

The strength of the SP was definitely the way the 12-bit sounded
when you threw the sample or the snare or the kick in there—it just
sounded so dirty. It was a definite, definite fucking plus with the
machine. The limited sampling time made you become more creative.
That’s how a lot of producers learned how to chop the samples: We
didn’t have no time, so we had to figure out ways to stretch the sounds
and make it all mesh together. We basically made musical collages just
by chopping little bits and notes.Ski– People said they never saw anyone work the SP as fast as me and Large Professor— not that it means anything. It’s crazy. I can’t explain it—it’s like the shit is programmed in my brain. I worked with Jay-Z and did all of Reasonable Doubt on the SP-1200. For "Dead Presidents," everything was made on the SP, man: the whole sequence, the drum sounds, the Nas sample. The only thing that wasn’t done on the SP was the sample, [but] I ran it through it to give it that sound.

Geographic1 (talk) 03:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


Hank Shocklee – (Producer for Public Enemy)

There’s little tricks that were developed on it. For example, you
got 12 seconds [10.07, according to the manufacturer] of sample time to
divide amongst eight pads. So depending on how much you use on each
pad, you decrease the amount of sample time that you have. You take a
33 1/3 record and play it on 45, and you cheat the system. [Another]
aspect that we created is out of a mistake—one day I was playing "Black
Steel in the Hour of Chaos" and it came out real muffled. I couldn’t
hear any of the high-end part of it. I found out that if you put the
phono or quarter-inch jack halfway in, it filters the high frequency.
Now I just got the bass part of the sample. I was like, "Oh, shit, this
is the craziest thing on the planet!"Hank Shocklee
They’ve mastered the computer to the point it does things the SP 1200
can’t do. [But] we would have better records today if people said,
"Look, you’ve got five hours to make a record." The problem is that
people got all day. They got all week. They got all month. They got all
year. So thus, you in there second-guessing yourself. With the 1200,
you can’t second-guess yourself, man. You got 2.5 seconds a pad, man. .
. . Till this day, nobody has understood and created a machine that can
best it.

Geographic1 (talk) 03:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


Lord Finesse – East Coast Rapper/ Producer member of East Coast Hip Hop group DITC

They had me as a special guest on Stretch and Bobbito, one of the
popular radio shows of the ’90s. I thought it would be slick if I
brought my 1200 down. A lot of producers did total beats with their
1200, and I think I did two or three, and one specifically was when I
chopped up Marvin Gaye’s "Let’s Get It On." I chopped all around his
voice using the 1200 and put an instrumental in the back. I played it
over the air, and me and KRS-One freestyled over it. It was real slick.

Geographic1 (talk) 03:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)


Pete Rock

Everything that you ever heard from me back in the day was the
SP 1200. That machine made "Reminisce" "They Reminisce Over You
(T.R.O.Y.)", "Straighten It Out," "Shut ‘Em Down," "Jump Around." When
I made "Reminisce"—I had friend of mine that passed away, and it was a
shock to the community. I was kind of depressed when I made it. And to
this day, I can’t believe I made it through, the way I was feeling. I
guess it was for my boy. When I found the record by Tom Scott,
basically I just heard something incredible that touched me and made me
cry. It had such a beautiful bassline, and I started with that first. I
found some other sounds and then heard some sax in there and used that.
Next thing you know, I have a beautiful beat made. When I mixed the
song down, I had Charlie Brown from Leaders of the New School in the session with me, and we all just started crying. An End of an Era. I used the MPC [a technologically superior sampler line first introduced in 1988] on Soul Survivor II.
That was kind of the beginning of using it. I thought it had a thinner
sound than the SP, but it had way more sample time—like three minutes.
So, can’t beat that. I got hundreds of beats on the SP-1200, but I like
the MPC. I’m really starting to get in the midst of it now.–Geographic1 (talk) 03:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Geographic1 (talk) 03:35, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

E-mu SP 1200 


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Luzzi party venerdì 13 giugno 2008

June 11th, 2008 Comments off

Electro/Break Drum’N’Bass Party – venerdì 13 giugno 2007

Casa Luzzi @ Pratolino (FI)

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WJ Meatball & Miki Semascus on the air – Novaradio Città Futura 101.5 mhz FM

June 11th, 2008 Comments off

Sto ascoltando il programma di WJ Meatball e Miki Semascus su Novaradio Città Futura. Se volete potete ascoltarlo in diretta streaming qui:

Un saluto a tutti gli amici e le amiche di Novaradio!


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