Get It on the Floor – DJ Kid Stretch

DJ Kid Stretch is back on the boombox with a dope disco break called “Get It on the Floor” and the Thessaloniki brother has really done it this time:

We’re big fans of DJ Kid Stretch (@djkidstretch) and his Warriorz Records crew, and Bboys and Bgirls around the world know Kid Stretch as a DMC champion, a multifaceted producer, artist, and of course, DJ.

He’s often dropping joints and mixtapes for your pleasure, such as this Disco/Funk scenario (with free download!):

dj kid stretchSome more background on Kid Stretch:

He is also the half of “Pale The Kid” (along with DJ Pale Penguin), an upcoming duo producing Electro Disco Breaks, watch out for this one!!!

Also, look out for the next Warriorz album which will be out soon and features some of the top notch hip hop artists worldwide

(Jeru The Damaja, Lil’ Dap, 7L, Esoteric & Beyonder, Blade, Mainflow just to name a few and more to come)!!!

And you don’t want to miss the cipher when Kid Stretch is on the wheels of steel (see below).

Make sure to support the homie DJ Kid Stretch and Like him on Facebook, and follow him on Soundcloud for future funky nuglets.

Beacon Hill – DJ Blesone

DJ Blesone has done it again with his new original break “Beacon Hill” made especially for Massive Monkees 15th Anniversary, going down today in Seattle:

The multi-talented musician (@djblesone) is a steady presence at Bboysounds and even gave us some insight into the process in a recent interview.

Blesone’s new joint “Beacon Hill” is another of many generous free downloads from the man himself, who says of his music:

I put my music out there for people to break to & for djs to have something new to play or to cut up & get busy… I love being able to contribute something back to the culture of hip hop which has given me my whole life & all my great travels, experiences & friends. I’m here because of hip hop, I wouldn’t be alive if I didn’t have this.

Big up to the funky brother as well as his groups Don’t Talk to the Cops (@dtttc) and Mash Hall Love Family (@mashhall).

A note on the track from Blesone’s Soundcloud:

In honor of the Massive Monkees 15th Year Anniversary I made this official original break to celebrate the MM Day event & all the years the crew has put it down for the town. Beacon Hill is where MM started at Jefferson Community Center & is where my memories of living & breaking with the crew find their home. If you live in Beacon Hill then you know about the planes flying overhead all the time from Boeing & Sea-Tac. PEACE to my MM brothers & sisters!

Another one of Blesone’s recent gifts to the ears of you:

Make sure to support the homie DJ Blesone and peep his website, Like him on Facebook, and check out his joints and jams on Soundcloud!

Afrika Baby Bam (Jungle Brothers) Interview

Everybody knows we’re Native Tongues fanatics at Bboysounds, and we’re truly stoked to bring you our interview with Afrika Baby Bam of the mighty Jungle Brothers (@junglebros4life), for some wisdom on the culture, along with some bboy sounds.

DJ CHiEF: Who is Afrika Baby Bam?

Bam: Afrika Baby Bam aka Bam is one of the lead vocalist of the legendary hip-hop group Jungle Brothers. The name pays homage to Afrika Bambaataa for giving the inner-city youth a positive vision of themselves and their community.

What was the Breakin scene like in the days before the JBs? Did any of the Brothers break?

Back in the days before we became a group, I was b-boying and popping on cardboard mostly for fun and to get loose to the breakbeats!

The Native Tongues collective produced many mandatory tracks of what has become the “Bboy” genre of music. Did you ever find yourself making a track with Bboys and Bgirls in mind? 

Most of the breaks and grooves we used to make records are what we heard at block parties, neighborhood jams, and on boom boxes. It was the sound of those records that we understood and identified with.

“Those breaks speak a language to us that we can communicate our ideas and tell stories about our experiences with.”

“I’ll House You” is such a seminal moment in Hip-Hop and House music, marking in retrospect a paradigm shift in the directions of both genres. You’ve worked on a number of House tracks over the years, but can you ever imagine taking it back to the “Hip-House” days? 

I can imagine taking it back to the Hip-House days. When I wrote “I’ll House You” it came from the inspiration I got from going to after parties at house clubs.

I wrote the song in twenty minutes. It had a double-meaning. We used to say “I’ll house you!” when we were slap-boxing. It also meant we were going to bring a girl home; since we were the Jungle Brothers, to the Hut. It was a flash of inspiration from hearing breakbeats edited into a house beat. I love to dance so this was a fun record to make.

What are you working on now and where can the people listen to it?

I am working on a collaboration for a Bam & Mr. Dero self-titled Ep to be released this 4th of July, 2014. The first single “On & On” and my other current works can be found here:

What message do you have for the Bboys, Bgirls, and Hip-Hop heads around the world?

“The art of breaking and the culture is a positive recreation. It saved a lot of youth from gangs, drugs and a life of crime.”

It gave the youth something positive to do with their life that they could feel proud of and respect. This was before the sponsored events and media attention. I think it’s important for people to remember that when they’re battling in competitions.

Much respect and appreciation to Afrika Baby Bam, Jungle Brothers, and the whole Native Tongues family!

Make sure to listen up for upcoming releases from Bam as well as all the dope sounds he’s been putting out, such as this illness: