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RBMB: Extra Medium

RBMBoots returns with another fine 45 for your listening pleasure and this may very well be our favorite yet! The label linked up with the production duo known as Extra Medium who flawlessly turned out their interpretation of two classics that we’re very familiar with here at the Hot Peas & Butta office. The a-side presents “Onward Til Morning”, a Donald Byrd tune featuring Miles Bonny while the flip, takes on Freddie Hubbard’s Red Clay. Both tunes we’re remixed with great care and delivered with an authentic approach that stands up to a level on what the originals did.

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DJ Spinna + Nurt “Chalk On Asphalt”

Wow! DJ Spinna has really dug in his other bag and pulled out a gem for his upcoming 7” release via Sound by Sound Records. DJ Spinna is known in many circles for many different things from DJ’ing to producing, Hip Hop to House and everything in between. But he’s also known as a world-class record collector who has traveled the globe in search of some of the heaviest and rarest pieces known to have been pressed. His collection includes a variety of Iron Curtain gems from the Eastern European areas including Poland, East Germany, Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria to name a few. For his upcoming 7” release, Spinna rediscovers and re-edit’s Polish prog-rock group, Nurt and their 1972 recording of “I Write Chalk On Asphalt” that includes a heavy break! The 7” includes the original recording one side and the edit on the flip, which makes double the reason to pick this up.

Limited to 300 units only so we highly recommend you grabbing a copy before it’s too late!

Motown on Monday’s Philly Edition

The long running multi city party known as Motown on Monday’s has just added one more city to it’s weekly line up which we’re extremely excited about and that’s Philadelphia. Long overdue in our opinion but much needed in the City of Brotherly Love, David Adams and DJ Junior have been working closely with MOM DJ’s Founder, Gordo Cabeza to finally make it happen. Expect a great line up of guest DJ’s in the upcoming weeks beginning with our very own Skeme Richards who will be the featured guest on the opening night, November 10th at Silk City.

Thank you Dave and Junior for pulling it together!

Now Showing: Master of The Flying Guillotine

The New York Asian Film Festival has really been on a roll lately with their screenings of some of our favorite Martial Arts films. A few weeks back they screened dual double features of four classics and next month they’ll not only be screening another classic, Master of The Flying Guillotine starring which directed by and stars Jimmy Wong Yu but they will also be presenting the legendary actor with a Lifetime Achievement Award as well.

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J-Zone “Stick Up” b/w “Mad Rap”

Guess who’s back, still pissed off and taking it out on the drums plus dropping vocals because you clowns can’t get it together with all your issues. Yup you guessed it, mother*cking J-Zone returns with his latest double sider that’s one part let me flex these sticks on your ass and one part let me tell you what’s wrong with the game and I don’t care what you think. The instrumental a-side showcases his drums skills which he obviously is taking extremely serious these days and gives us a stripped down organ led massive breakbeat tune that’s more than worthy of owning doubles. If you follow Mr. I’m calling all you fools out on any of the various social media forums then you know he’s never been one to bite his tongue when it comes to speaking up on what’s wrong with the game. The b-side takes us back down familiar territory letting it all hang out and telling you what your favorite rappers won’t dare say in fear of being called a hater or even worse, blackballed from the industry.

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An Encyclopedia Guide To The Cover Art of Disco

We love finding out about new books perfect for the coffee table or bookshelf here at the office that will become a topic of discussion ass we thumb through it. Two of our good friends Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt have recently released Disco: An Encyclopedia Guide To The Cover Art of Disco via Soul Jazz Books that comes in at a hefty 400 pages deep and 12”x12 in size. The large-format deluxe hardback book features the amazing artwork of thousands of disco record cover designs from the 1970’s up to the mid-1980s.

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4 Hours of Funk

This Friday Skeme Richards will be making his debut at 4 Hours of Funk in Baltimore which hosts one of the best crowds and dancers in the area. Each month DJ’s Fleg and Graham spin a selection of Funk, Boogie, Disco and Soul tunes and over the last 5 years have invited a who’s who of DJ fam to rock with them from fellow Illadelphian’s Rich Medina and Cosmo Baker to Kon and Crazy Legs (Rock Steady Crew). We’re excited to have Skeme Richards and the Hot Peas & Butta brand on board and adding to the already illustrious previous list of selectors.

Be sure to check out 4 Hours of Funk at The Windup Space for a Funkin’ good time.

Un Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura Original Soundtrack

What's going on everyone? It's been pretty hot out here in sunny SD so, I figured that I'd take a second to cool off and do a review on one of my favorite Soundtracks. What we have here is a VERY rare movie soundtrack called "Un Uomo Dalla Pelle Dura (Tough Guy)". Absolute stunning record by the man who puts the "C" in I Marc 4, Carlo Pes. This record is pressed on the infamous and highly sought after label "Pegaso" out of Italy. What you can expect are 3 different themes of the title (Tough Guy) that involve tape echo’s, perfectly compressed percussion and explosive horns. There is also drama sequences and cues as well as a few lounge compositions. I don't imagine that there were many of these pressed or many floating around for that matter. Reasons like this are why I take the time to shed some light and to give you the opportunity to judge for yourself.

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“Black is Beautiful TV is Bad” Art Show

A few months back we interviewed an incredible artist by the name of Marcellous Lovelace and featured some of his work. Marcellous has an upcoming gallery exhibition in November at the Elee Mosynary Gallery that you should check out.

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Dusty Donuts Edits

There’s a new 45 label on the scene out of Berlin and it’s first release is a double sider featuring two floor fillers edited by none other than Jim Sharp. If you’ve been following any of Mr. Sharps previous edits that been making the rounds then you know he does things right and in good taste of keeping it with the original feel of the song, but with an updated formula. The a side features the Betty Wright classic, “Clean Up Woman” done complete with the “Go Brooklyn” chant which takes us back to the 90’s and heard in any Hip Hop club during that time.

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