Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tykal's Vinyl Rips – February 28th, 2010

Tykal's Vinyl Rips – February 28th, 2010

I've decided to preserve my entire collection in digital format, so going forward this blog will mirror the developments of that project. I'll be doing full rips rather than just my favourite tunes, and will venture into territory you might not expect from what I've uploaded thus far. I'll also be re-ripping everything previously upped in an attempt to standardize sound quality. I'll stick to 320s on here, but if any particular tune or record makes your ginie tingle, send me a creatively worded request and I just might be persuaded to hand over the wavs.

For now, we have two new skool ragga bangers from the early days of the revival, the first featuring Cali don R.A.W., and the second featuring Florida funkmeister Jeffee (working under the pseudonym F3). Then we have New York's Datcyde shredding the matrix with Oh Gosh, and oh do I not jest when I say it gushes proper. Then a couple of my favorite old skool joints: Brothers by Fourth World on Ignition Musik and the elusive “Night Moves” on Jungle Splash.

I have a mint condition double of the F3 tune and am open to offers if anyone's black crack habit says they have to have it.

Lastly, if you have any really rare or obscure jungle you think I might like to hear, please let me know, I love to partake of rip-fest exchanges.

R.A.W. - One Lightah - Judgment 1.rar


Datcyde - Oh Gosh! - Taciturn 641258-1.rar

Fourth World - Saxxx - Ignition Musik 003.rar

Unknown Artist - Night Moves - Jungle Splash 006.rar

Saturday, February 27, 2010

The End of an Era

In case anyone's noticed, the "vinyl" rips have been lacking for quite a while a now, mostly because I've been struck by various technological woes at home: I spilled a beer on my primary turntable and it seems doomed to a state of perpetual stupor. Then my desktop died a long overdue death. And when I finally got a comp from the closet running, one of my backup turntable's channels lost its voice. That aside, we're back in business now with a new laptop, an Audio Technica pre-amp and Roland's Cakewalk audio interface, so expect an onslaught of rips to ensue and the sound quality to have drastically improved.

The title of this post refers to the end of my stint on short-term disability. Unfortunately my body's not seeing its best of times and I'm up to about 10 herniated discs and counting. A couple trips to the ER and a series of spikes in pain levels weren't so fun, but a month's worth of workless rest did me good, and so on my last Saturday as a good-for-nothing, I thought I'd give this old donkey of a blog a poke.

Bizzy B - Dark Souldier - Brain II 003.rar

DJ Kazimir ft Carol C - Dear Prudence - Smile 9076-0.rar

Real Sportsman & DJ Rusty Dust - Smokin Drum 007R.rar