SCRATCHTHEBLOCK PRESENTS:SWINGLE JINGLE
Howdy guys, today we give you the opportunity to add something hot to your own jazz-hop record collection.
Cruise with us along impressive jazzy productions by emerging beatmakers/producers,performers,some buzz-worthy hip-hop pieces from the past as well as dope treatment remix.
ROYAL FLUSH – ROTTEN APPLE (ESCO REMIX PART 2)
In 1996 Queens rapper Royal Flush teamed up with hip-hop producer Lamon Porter aka EZ Elpee (Junior M.A.F.I.A,Mad Skillz,Boot Camp Click,Capone-N-Noreaga..) to record the hip-hop tune Rotten Apple. In 2015 Los Angeles beatmaker Esco , resumed da hot piece to deliver a compelling treatment remix.Supa-dupa-hot!!!
SUBTERRANEAN – MY STYLE IS PHREAKY
In 1997 Icelandic hip-hop outfit known as Subterranean hit the streets of their country with their impressive opus titled Central Magnetism. The group consisting of Blackfist,Cell7 ,Magsee J and Charlie D. Ragna Kjartansdottir aka Cell7 is currently working as solo artist collaborating also with Magsee J. Make sure you to taste the majestic tune titled My Style Is Phreaky by Subterranean.
MELANIN 9 – HEART SHAPED BOX (PRODUCED BY ASO)
Rapper Melanin 9 is surely one of the most interesting emcees that is proudly waving the U.K hip-hop flag. We exposed his craft on jazz-hop selections Talking All That Jazz and Walking With The Giants. M9 is currently working on a new mixtape and now we serve you up a tasteful appetizer titled Heart Shaped Box produced by gifted beatmaker/producer Aso. Make sure you to peep out Melanin 9 catalogue via Bandcamp. For more Aso’s beats take a look to his page
GURU – LOOK TO THE SUN (PRODUCED BY SOLAR)
In 2007 the beloved Guru dropped the fourth installment of Jazzmatazz series titled Jazzmatazz V.4: the Hip Hop Jazz Messenger-Back to the Future entirely produced by beatsmith John Mosher aka Solar. The fantastic opus includes a line up of amazing artists: Blackalicious,Slum Village,Vivian Green,Dionne Farris among others. We celebrate the legacy of one of the most contributor for jazz-hop music with the stunning Look To The Sun.
GADGET FEAT. EMMA LOUISE AND AWAKENING DAWN – COME & GO
Gadget is an East London producer,performer,turntablist,DJ as well as owner of U.K label Millenium Jazz and founder of Jazz Jouster collective. Jazz-Hop tasters will appreciate the project titled The Jazz Jouster Sessions – Season One a reinterpretation of jazz standards entirely produced, arranged, mixed by Gadget. In 1961 jazz guitarist Grant Green released Grantstand under Blue Note Records that includes a re-arrangement of My Funny Valentine. Well, props to Gadget for his finest rendition of My Funny Valentine in jazz-hop key titled Come & Go featuring Emma Louise and Awakening Dawn.
DJ HAMMA FEAT. HISHAAM – THEY’RE COMING AROUND (FREDDY JOACHIM REMIX)
The homie Freddie Joachim continues to delight scratchtheblock.com fanbase with his remarkable skills. Today we select something really smooth and jazzy handled by the talented California aritst. What do you think about the treatment remix of They’re Coming Around by South Africa renowned DJ Hamma and songwriter/rapper Hishaam. Make sure you to peep out the official visual of the original tune
CONSTANT DEVIANTS – THE RIGHT MOMENT
Yap, we avoid mainstream music! Yap, we like to expose what we consider rich of quality and extremely dope. For these reasons we include on this selection emcee M.I. and producer DJ Cutt aka Constant Deviants with their massive hip-hop head-nodding joint titled The Right Moment. The powerful track is the lead single of the upcoming album called AvantGarde.Constant Deviants appeared on Jazz-hop Hooray.
BRIAN GREEN – DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO (PRODUCED BY SLIMKID3 AND L.A JAY)
On jazz-hop selection Hustle Bustle we blew dust off One Stop Carnival by Brian Green. Maybe he’s better known as actor but in 1996 he released his debut project counting on the support of renowned hip-hop artists like Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde. For this jazzy selection we chose Do What You Wanna Do. For the classic beats Slimkid3 and L.A Jay resumed two records from the past:Feel Like Making Love by Bob James and Is Hit Or Me by Jackie Jackson.
ANTI-LILLY – YOUNG J (PHONIKS REMIX)
AALIYAH FEAT. TREACH – A GIRL LIKE YOU (PRODUCED BY DARREN LIGHTY AND JAY GEE)
In 1996 r&b beloved songstress Aaliyah gave to the world her sophomore masterpiece titled One In A Million. The album represents a must have for nostalgic r&b tasters thanks the line up of producers who contributed to build a solid architecture: Timbaland,Darkchild and Jermaine Dupri among others. Well, we turn down the beat with the marvelous joint titled A Girl Like You produced by Darren Lighty and Jay Gee.During his career Darren made hot beats for artists like Zhanè,Queen Latifah,Big Pun,Donell Jones. Kier Gist aka Jay Gee produced hits for Run DMC,Monica,Notorius BIG,Mary J Blige. For the tune titled A Girl Like You Darren and Jay took advantage of the sample of Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang. The delectable voice of Aaliyah meets the raw verses of Naughty By Nature’s leader Treach.