Thursday, 15 March 2018

Roxanne Shante Is Coming To Netflix

There's a brand new biopic coming to our screens exclusively on Netflix on March 23 all about the legendary Roxanne Shante aka Lolita Shante Gooden.
Produced by Pharrell Williams this gritty drama deals with Roxanne's early life and the trials and tribulations that take place as she suddenly becomes hip-hop's hottest property.

Fingers crossed that this will be a very worthy watch as hopefully the fact that this is not something that the world is screaming out for - no disrespect intended to the Queen of Rox - so maybe there will be a feeling of passion put into this rather than something just knocked out quickly because it's the flavour of the month.

Further reading:
The Story of Roxanne Shanté: How a Teenager From Queens Became Rap's First Female Star

The Return of Disco Scratch Radio - TONIGHT!

Tonight sees the return of Disco Scratch Radio back to our airwaves at 9pm just like it always was.
And word on the street is... this could well be a regular thing.

Disco Scratch Radio will be back on air tonight (Thursday 15th March 2018 @9pm) and Waxer is introducing a new section to the show for each live broadcast, entitled "ABU! in 3"
This part of the show is for any member of the Ageing B Boys Unite Facebook group who wishes to interact by selecting 3 records that represent them.
These records DO NOT have to be hip hop.
In fact you can have anything you feel represents you.

The general schedule for Disco Scratch Radio is a live show on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month (with the ABU! in 3 section) and 2nd and 4th Thursdays being Polystylism/Digging 4 Victory and sometimes an official ABU! Podcast on the last Thursday of the month.

So how do you get involved?
Simply inbox us direct with your 3 selected record choices, a few lines about who you are and why you chose those records and any crew shout outs.

The Group Inbox address is here:

Wax will do the "ABU in 3" section just after his rant, "Views At Ten", so expect the ABU bit around 10.15pm.

Hope you can get involved and please remember, inbox only for submissions. That way we can discuss choices in the live chat.

Anything else?
Oh yeah, please try to get your submissions in at least a week before a scheduled show. The next live show will be next week 22nd so start getting them in!

Audi 5000...

Tune in tonight from 9pm at the usual place:

Join the chatroom, too:

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

New From Haynesy Feat. ddubble - The ddubble EP

Do you remember a UK rap compilation album called Hard Core Volume 1 from back in 1988? One of the best songs on it was Control by DJ Cue Tips & Dashy D.
It turns out that one of this duo (Matt) is a member of the ABU Facebook Group and casually mentioned the fact that he was part of the album. Well, it also turns out that he has made this lovely little two-track beauty (as 'HAYNESY').

It's digital only but he would much rather get a physical release out, too.
Support it here:

Also, speaking of that Hard Core comp, there was a cut called Into The Music by one MC Krazee A aka Nihal Arthanayake.
Some of you might recognise the name Nihal as that guy who presents on the radio (BBC Radio 5 Live, Asian Network) as well as appearances on tv (The Wright Show).
Well, isn't it a Krazee world....

Monday, 26 February 2018

New From REMARK - Book Of Fear

New heat from Remark telling it like it is over a dope, retro synth-led banger!


Over on the ABU Group on Facebook we have a day dedicated to spam. Big old meaty spam.
Yes, for one day of the week you can push any old tat you wish to all the members of the group - DJ mixes, music productions, artwork, gigs, events...
But that is it. After 24 hours the 'No Spamming' rule is back-n-effect.

"Egg and bacon; egg sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg bacon and spam; egg bacon sausage and spam; spam bacon sausage and spam; spam egg spam spam bacon and spam; spam sausage spam spam bacon spam tomato and spam; spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam, or Lobster Thermidor au Crevette with a Mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam".

Astrosphearz' 80's Hip Hop Mix

I was just cleaning out my Spam folder over the weekend and came across an email from Astrosphearz.
It's a really, really well put together of 80s rap tunes. The reason I'm giving it props is due to the fact that the selection is top-notch - some lesser-heard songs get shine - and there has been a lot of effort put into producing the whole mix. It's not just a case of blending for an hour but some excellent editing has gone into this as well as some esoteric thought behind what goes where.
Oh, and it doesn't hurt to have some shit-hot scratching, too!
I urge you to check this.

Apologies to Astrosphearz for the slackness.

Sunday, 25 February 2018

ABU Podcast #68 Space Funk Special DOWNLOAD

Did you miss the ABU Podcast which was broadcast on Disco Scratch the other evening?
Here's the link. Two hours of space-age hip-hop, electro, funk and rock breaks.

Tracklist in comments.

or go here.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

ABU Podcast 'Space Funk' - This Week

We're back this Thursday (22nd) with a themed Podcast.

Broadcasting exclusively on Disco Scratch Radio ( at 9pm, get over there NOW so you can select which player may suit your device's needs best.

Bring your headphones.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

New ABU Podcast 'Space Funk' - Coming Soon

We've been a bit quiet lately but fear not as there's plenty going on here at ABU Towers.

Coming soon - aiming for the last Thursday of Feb - is the latest Podcast. It will have a 'Space Funk' theme and so far sounds pretty good. There's so much that can be categorized under this theme, much more so than anticipated that it will be difficult in deciding what to eliminate to make the show's usual two hour runtime.

More details soon.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

The Rise of Graffiti Writing - From New York To Europe

I'll begin by wishing a Happy New Year to anyone who still visits the blog!

What I have for you here is a series of ten videos detailing the rise of graffiti from its NYC roots to its eventual worldwide dominance in this Germany-produced project.
I haven't seen this yet but a quick glance at some of the videos shows figures as LEE, Charlie Ahearn, Futura 2000 as well as some more important European luminaries.

This is the blurb (as translated via Google Translate)

From the beginnings of New York in the 1970s to the outbreak of the paint virus in the mid-80s in Europe: in ten episodes, the documentary series traces the history of graffiti culture. Starting from Graffiti's mother city, New York, early-hour writers tell how the movement sloshed from the United States across the pond to Europe in the 1980s, and from 1983 onwards, from Amsterdam, Paris, and London, like wildfire all over Continent spread. And the story continues...
Here's the link >>>>>

Many thanks to DAYLE for spotting this.
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