Interview: Old Timer

*Note – this actually a pic from my collection Anyone who has been digging in the field as long as I have, has definitely had run-ins with the “old timers“. They probably own records you’ve only heard about; they may READ MORE…

Eddie Hendrix – Mr. Sways (prod. by Ill Tal)

Check out the new video by Brooklyn native Eddie Hendrix produced by Ill Tal. The song “Mr. Hayes” is based off of a persona inspired by movie/fictional character Shaft. The video was shot in Charleston, SC where Hendrix currently resides. READ MORE…

Carl Roe – Ones and Zeroes

Check out the new album by Seattle emcee Carl Roe – Ones and Zeroes featuring 2 tracks produced by Ill Tal! I first met Carl Roe when I dropped Trapped in the 90’s and he hit me up for some READ MORE…

Interview: Matt McGinley of Gym Class Heroes

A few months ago I was randomly talking about drum breaks on twitter and had a quick dialog with a mutual follower. In the midst of talking about the Skullsnaps I realized who I was having the conversation with – READ MORE…

GoFundMe for “Amen Brother”

If you listen to Hip-hop, jungle, several UK dance sub-genres, or even TV commercials, you’ve heard the “Amen Brother” drum break performed by The Winstons. Despite being used in hundreds of songs, the original writer of the track never received READ MORE…

Havoc – Uncut Raw (Ill Tal Remix)

Here we go again… I’ve entered yet ANOTHER remix contest. At this point, I feel like I enter one every week! Hopefully I win one of them, right? Anyways, this one comes courtesy of DJBooth.net and The Drum Broker. This READ MORE…

Interview: Garrett Shider

I recently had the chance to chop it up with one of the musicians featured on Funkadelic’s new album (review here) – Garrett Shider. Shider is a vocalist / guitarist / producer dabbling in everything from funk to hip-hop. For READ MORE…

Review: Funkadelic - First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate

After 33 years, Funkadelic finally returns with 3 albums worth of material for all the hardcore P Funk fans out there. Released digitally earlier this month, George Clinton hopes to prove he can still funk you up even though he’s READ MORE…