Sunday, July 17, 2016

RVDB Straight Out Of Doomkerke - A Tribute Mixtape





















This mix is a modest tribute to one of the unsung heroes and most outrageous characters of the Belgian dance music scene.

Ronny Vandenberghe or 'RVDB' was a West-Flemish disk jockey hailing from the small parish of Doomkerke. We dare to say that from the mid seventies until the late eighties he was one of the most knowledgeable and risk-taking dj's in Belgium and possibly beyond.

His first love was not music but at that time it's most spread carrier: pirate radio. Every bar or house on an elevated piece of land had a radio tower at that time and Ronny learned everything about the trade from his uncle Marc who was working at the nearby SCRE transmitter station.

Competition was though and wanting to reach an audience with his makeshift home set-up he created 'Ronny's Show'. A short lived stint because Ronny was also able to receive radio stations from around the world, hearing music from Italy, Brazil, America to even Japan.

The interest in pirate radio soon faded and Ronny started looking for the music he was hearing in his Bo Derek poster-filled room, taking semi-phonetic notes of the records being played in a small notebook.

Working a job plucking poultry he spent most of his wages on wax, driving his mother's opel
kadett to Antwerp, Germany and even Italy. When he heard an Italian dj mix on his radio things really got out of control as Ronny would desperately try to copy this style with the equipment at hand. His uncle customized his Dual record players with foot pedal-controlled pitch control and a local electronics one-man operation built him a mixer with 'transform' buttons, a primitive isolator and a siren sound.

Local gigs followed and soon Ronny was playing at clubs around Flanders, usually very late or at more adventurous venues as his music selection was unconventional to say the least. Nonetheless he started to gain a small but loyal following. At that time Ronny started drinking and his musical selections went from daring to outright ridiculous. He held a short residency at a place called 'Lolita's'. Being booed of stage more than one time, he got badly injured there Christmas eve 86 when he got bottled and his equipment was partially destroyed. Apparently he played a one-hour Steve Reich medley...

Disappointed he became more and more of a hermit and his drinking worsened. In '92 his house caught fire due to Ronny using a piece of tinfoil as a fuse on his mixer. Unfortunately he stayed in the fire and passed due to severe third degree burns.

His records, mostly stored in a garage were sold off by relatives shortly thereafter, only to be found scattered across flea-markets and small collections throughout the following years.

Seeing RVDB written on so many sleeves we believed there was a story and by chance we stumbled upon it.

This mix contains a lot of Ronny's records, and some new stuff we think he might have enjoyed.

Hardly anyone knows about this guy and this mix is a feeble attempt to give him some of the recognition he definitely deserves! We want to thank everyone involved for their cooperation on this project.


Biaz & Tom Dee 2016


RIP Yves-Berlina Bastard

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Take The Train


Take the train... way back. Strictly classic 80's hip hop joints. Vinyl only mix.

Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh - La Di Da Di
Public Enemy - The Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Dub)
Eric B & Rakim - I Know You Got Soul
Digital Underground - Doowutchyalike
Whodini - Whodini Megamix 
Stetsasonic - Sally
Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five ‎– Superappin'
G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‎– Play That Beat Mr. D.J.
Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
Ultramagnetic MCs - Watch Me Now
Jewel T - I Like It Loud
EPMD - You Gots To Chill
Biz Markie - Vapors
Marley Marl feat. MC Shan - Marley Marl Scratch
LL Cool J - Rock The Bells
Boogie Down Productions - I'm Still No. 1
Beastie Boys - Shadrach (Peanut Butter Wolf Remix)
Sweet Tee - It's Like That Y'all
Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Derek B's Urban Respray)
Sparky Dee - Throwdown
The Sequence - Funk You Up
Double Duce ‎– School Breakdown
Emanon - Lady L Meets Emanon


Thursday, January 7, 2016

AstroNutCuts




















Half hour scratch mix with funky beats and spaced out scratching and cutting.

with beats and loops by:

Mojo Rising - Watcha Doing (Loop)
Eddie Shinn - Dead Night (Loop)
My Neighbour Is - Timewarp (Loop)
Jurassic 5 - Contribution (Loop)
Dj Food - Stop Fink
Lamont Stigler - College Break A3
James Pants - Cosmic Rapp
Kenny Dope - Razor Cut (Kenny Dope Edit)
D-Styles, Mc Unite @ Henshaw - War Tune
Biaz - Defend (Under Attack) Instrumental
Neroche - Dead On The Ground



Monday, May 25, 2015

Dubthings 2




















Second installment in this series. Old dub, new ones, experimental and stepping ones. Enjoy this 65 minutes mix into dub.

tracklist:

Kromestar - Poltergeist - Dubstar
Mala - Noches SueƱos (Mala + Simbad SuperDub Mix) - Brownswood
Cyrus - Manhatten Blues - Deep Medi
Pinch - Qawwali - Planet Mu
Rhythm & Sound - King Version - Burial Mix
Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players - Dublab Alert - Non Place
Tayo Meets Acid Rockers Uptown - Dread Cowboy - Soul Jazz
Om - Ababa Dub - Drag City
Alborosie Meets King Jammy - Rise Up Dub - Greensleeves
Scientist - The Voodoo Curse - Greensleeves
Various - Wicked Man In Dub - Coner Stone
Dub Club - Dub Me Now Star - Stones Throw
Natural Numbers - Theme For King Richard - Stones Throw
Flowering Inferno - Make Dub Not War (Making Dub) - Tru Thoughts
The Butch Cassidy Sound System - Brothers And Sisters - Unfold
Dub Club - Every Dub Is A Star - Stones Throw
Up Bustle And Out - Tabla Talking Dub - Unique
Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape The Dubment - Jamaican Recordings
Augustus Pablo - Pablo In Fine Style - Pressure Sounds
Impact Allstars - Ordinary Version Chapter 3 - Blood & Fire
Havana Mood - Radio Cuba Version - APC


Download the mp3 file here.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Single Sharp Shots




















Hot shots in this instrumental hip hop mix. Mixed and selected by Biaz 13/04/2015. Thanks to the artists for the beats.

SixFingerz - Into Sound
Fred Yaddaden - The Veil (Intro)
Roots Unknown - Years Gone By
SomehowArt - No More Pain
Bambu Hands - Cold Rocks
Je$u$ - Two Options
Neroche - Take The Sun
2econd Class Citizen - Wishing Well
Bloody Tadi - Innerspace Program
Duke Spook - Dark Rites
Ja:Kova - Saturn
sasQwax - Gone Out Back
mister T - Lo Fi
Bahia Deluxe - Leaving Together
Blackmonk - Addicted
Wermonster - Constantine
Xeyos - Posadzone Jest
Es-k - Dumbnation
Kill Emil - Smiling Faces w/ Mononome
Sars Lip Compromise - Honesty
DJ Buzzword - Take A Hike
DMLBeats - Parked Up
Jay Bharadia - Day Of Two Noons
Mr. Hood - Tin Foil Hat
Mononome - Forgive (A Man)
Buddy Peace - Crimson Feather Valve
Biaz - Looks Good (Instrumental)
Poldoore - Solstice
ElekTro4 - Worry
Pete Sasqwax - LF2
Dave Sparkz & Camillo Fritanga - Enter The Perimeter
MindsOne & Dj Iron - A Day in the Life (Instrumental)
Kill Emil - The Great Pretender
HashFinger  - December
Bloody Tadi - Like Mayo On My Fries
Mecca:83 - Love Story
Brandon Bass - Relaxation in Hifi
My Neighbour Is - Timewarp
Kelpe - Knock, Turn
Dicap & Kameleon Beats - Until Then
2econd Class Citizen - A New World ('07 Rework)
Blameful Isles - The Temple Watcher (Malignant Presence)

Download the mix in high quality over here