'Fire Corner' Rudie tune of the day 12. 31. 10

HAPPY NEW YEAR. This is my last post till I recover after this beautiful NYE weekend. So, until next year, I leave you with a good Neville Staple and The Specials rocking the Ugly One's legendary Fire Corner tune. 2011, I am bringing out my own skinhead reggae inspired, soul scorching, trip hoppy vibes. The skinhead raver is COMING. Music like dirt, fi ya moneys wort'. SLAINTE!


'Every Word I Say Is True' Rudie tune of the day 12. 30. 10

Jackie Opel makes me get all glassy eyed. He has cut me down again. Today's tune will getcha. Proper.

The three R's: Rad, Radeo, Resolutions

Better than lame old Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic, that's fer sure. Radeo Suicide of Suicide Girls fame recorded her New Year's resolutions and got 'em out of the way ALREADY. Damn gal, you are proficient. She is officially sorted for 2011. Proper.

Gangster No.1#

Words can not describe. Columbus' very own Bill Moss the BOSS R.I.P. KTF. PROPER.


Sock it to me!

Columbus, Ohio's own Bill Moss and his Capsoul record label are a slept on yet huge chunk of soul music history and such and inspiration to a black american rudie. My Pops spun at Columbus' legendary Club 2000 and the Valleydale in the 70's when Capsoul was still around and after when Bill Moss crossed over into fighting the good fight in politics. Politics, not my cuppa but brother held it down and helped change come through on the equal education front. Another tattoo is dedicated to Bill and Capsoul! Keep The Faith! Proper.

Shirley Bassey is incredulous

Shirley Bassey makes everything better. I need to cover this anthemic tune in '11. Cardiff is massive! Proper.

'Waiting for my rude girl' Rudie tune of the day 12. 29. 10

Nuff said!

'Try Me' Rudie tune of the day 12. 28.10

Jackie Opel covers James Brown's 'Try Me'. Double win. Proper.


Cobra Kai!

Designer Jeremy Scott hooked up Adidas for their Originals by Originals Fall/Winter 2010 Collection with this RAD X Ray tracksuit. I will hunt one down, throw some face paint on and get my Cobra Kai on. Sweeping legs everywhere. Proper.

'Give a little take a little' Rudie tune of the day 12. 27. 10

Missed ya on some rudie tunes these last few days. It's the holidays man. Seckle! I'm back now though with a good un. Jimmy Cliff, performing a classic ditty off his self titled LP in '67. Cyan beat that. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!! Proper.

Truly Smith! The rude boy loves him some British girls pt. 5

Truly Smith was boss, end of. PROPER.


Suffera's beverage!

Brooklyn's dirty reggae warriors The Facts have made my anthem for NYE! With a massive vocal assist from Brucky Dan they simultaneously chant down the ban of, and big up the sufferation beverage of choice; Four Loko. Nuh long ting. Crack a can and crank up The Facts. O% fiction! Proper.

*And go and 'like' the Facts here. Fav band for 2010!

'Don't let me Die' Rudie tune of the day 12. 23. 10

Jackie Opel was a brilliant artist. One of my faves. A dancing fool like yours truly. The Jackie Wilson of Jamaica. Man had class just oozing out of his pores. Here's one of my fav tunes from him. Put me in the right mood today. Proper.


'Rudie Cant Fail' Rudie tune of the day 12. 22. 10

For Joe Strummer... August 21 1952 – December 22 2002 Carrying the torch for you brother. You made the greatest impact on my life. Rude boyo salute!


'Crime pays, ask your landlord'

The Devil Is Electric were a fun band. And here was a kick ass song I dedicate today to all you soppy cunt landlords raising the rents on my people. You suck.

'Rude Boy Confessions' Rudie tune of the day 12. 21. 10

Max Romeo and the Emotions with Lynn Tait provide the rudie tune of the day. One of my anthems. For obvious reasons. Rude boyo is tired of bull pens, bland food and cell blocks. I hope everyone is having a good day this lovely holiday week. Stay free. Proper.

Singles Night!

Once again, Out 2 Lunch are here to kill the sound. Winging out 6 rad singles hoisting up the O2L flag. I must share them so here they are. Rugged, innovative beats, rhymes, life, breaks and blips for the modern concrete jungle resident. Rack some paint, strap on your city stompers of choice(Doc Martens on mines bro) and toss this in ya headset. When it's time to ramble this is top notch ramblin' music. Proper.

1.Sneed the Jade Badger - Silver Sabel (Like a genie in a bottle)

2. Brok Landahs - Workinonit

3. David Arcade / Nas ft. Charles Bukowski - Arcade Shootouts

4. Turtle Handz - Boom Ruin The City

5. Omega Jackson - Bowhairs

6. Mr.Chi-202 - Dirt Weed Fist

Don't be TOO indie. Get money.

Unified Manufacturing, your indie music one stop have informative posts like every single day. Here's another one for those trying to be heard(and paid) in and already crowded field. Take notes, rock on. Proper.

Indie Musicians: Hey, It’s OK to Make Money

“Some men just want to watch the world burn”…

Dr. Windo aka Jakob Lopez makes multimedia art. He is a fellow fan of all tings trip hop and downtempo and we have been enlightening each other lately on new artists to check out. Check his site out HERE and stroll around in his gallery. The man should be whipping up covers for 7 inch releases. And I just love the site of a burning skyline. Appeals to the post apocalyptic road warrior in me. Nice one Jake. Proper.

Back to the 90's

Jammer reminiscing + a Toddla T production = BANGER. Skinhead raver approved. Let me put on my Classics or AM90's, 501s and a Fred Perry track jacket and I'm back in 92, 93, 94, 95 and so on and so forth. Large up Jammer and Toddla T for this anthem. So many grime emcees are whipping up pure fire right now! I love the progression. Less gun chat, more rave anthems. Proper..


Rollins on The Ruts

It's Henry Rollins, talking about his work with The Ruts. Nuff said. Rollins described himself as a fan boy which I loved hearing cos I'm a fan boy loving everything this hyper mofo has done. And the Ruts are in my top 5, hands down. Just watch these clips if you haven't seen this already. Hey Henry, your geek is showing.PROPER.

'Black & White' Rudie tune of the day 12. 20. 10

This classic tune from The Mighty Maytones sums it all up for me today. Racism is the most ignorant ting inna world. I have zero tolerance for it and neither do those I consider worth being around. Proper.


'What Do You Wanna Make Those Eyes At Me For?' Rudie tune of the day 12. 19. 10

Dandy provides the rudie tuneage today with his cover of the Emile Ford and The Checkmates classic. Nuh long ting. have a good Sunday. And just stop mking those EYES at me. Proper.


New York City style kings and queens

Warren Fischer of Fischerspooner fame gets his interview on with The Creators Project and talks about all the choice things going on in his life like the making of CREEP's video for 'Days' ft. Romy Madley Croft of the xx. It's worth a good watch cos the man is a genius and CREEP is so bad ass. It's a 3 parter. Enjoy! Proper.


CREEP is the SHIZ, END OF. Enjoy their 'Days' tune featuring Romy Madley Croft of the xx. PLUS, these two sweet remixes by Azari and III and Deadboy. PROPER.

CREEP - Days (Azari & III Remix) by welikeitindie

CREEP (featuring Romy Madley Croft) - Days (Deadboy Remix) by hannahrad

We're that spic band

Classic tune from Chicago, Illinois based hardcore punk band Los Crudos. A response to being called 'a spic band'. Nuff said! Proper.

'zapatoo the tiger' Rudie tune of the day 12. 18. 10

Rolando Alphonso and his amazing tenor sax. Skinhead reggae. Tune. End of. Proper.


I use to be The Pirate King....

Piracy, Anarchy same ting. Skull Island was a ref to the monster island King Kong was from AND the red eyed natives. Rad. I love hip hop. I loved writing this tune and recording it. I never wanted to be a hip hop artist though cos the scene bothers me. Too many assholes, not enough dancing. And i like singing more anyways so there. Nevertheless, I like this song. Gimme feedback. I'm back in the studio this month. Proper.

Anarchism In America '83

Herrrre ya go my antiestablishment bredren. The classic doc on all things Anarcho-Amer. Kick down the statues! Proper.


'Love Love Everyday' Rudie tune of the day 12 . 17. 10

The Pioneers sock it to ya today. Nice, nice rocksteady to get the weekend rolling. Haaaaave it blud! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! I know I will. Proper.

The soundtrack for my life, Commandante Joe...

Attila The Stockbroker rules. Joe Strummer was the best man. Rest in peace my friend. I will cover this song in 2011. Proper.

'Tea House From Emperor Rosko' Rudie tune of the day 12. 16. 10



'Jungle Lion' Rudie tune of the day 12. 15. 10

A blinding Upsetters tune fi today. Big up all concrete jungle lions! I have a ton of new stuff I'll be tossing up today so keep ya eyes peeled bredren. Now, sock it to me Lee Scratch Perry. Proper.


Rudie tunes for 12. 11. 10 to 12. 14. 10 SKINHEAD REGGAE

Been slacking on my rudie tracking but now mi back fi ACTION. Here are four HUGE skinhead reggae tunes guaranteed to satisfy ya reggae needs. Moonstomping classics from Ansel Collins, Derrick Morgan, Stranger Cole ft.Tommy McCook and Dice The Boss. Proper.

Morning jolt brought to you by the Cro Mags

Radtastic hardcore punk site Crasier Frane has had this beautiful Cro Mags footage for over a year but you MUST watch it now. Who tunes their guitars to the Clockwork Orange score? Cro Mags. Serious, serious Cro Mag classics and minimal hipsters in the building. And a WICKED Bad Brains dedication at 37:07? Goooooosebumps. Fuck outta here! Cro Mags RULE. Proper.

Cro-Mags from KO Films on

The (URBAN) Menacing Mac and Cheese!

Eddie Petro of Skinhead Gourmet infamy has gut punched me again! A tasty 3 cheese macaroni dish that I totally want to whip up today. I was going to wait until I had cooked it up but this Skinhead Gourmet episode (XXVII!) has too much goodness going on for all that. Pennsylvania's Dead City Dealers and David Thomas aka The Urban Menace fresh outta Cardiff, Wales provide the tuneage and make this a super, sweet, three the hard way Skinhead treat. Uniiiiited! Proper, Eds. *Is that a Battle Royale piece on your arm Eds? Double PROPER.

Tune in to all new Skinhead Gourmet episodes HERE.

And click on these links to check out the Dead City Dealers and the DCD blogspot

AND David Thomas aka The Urban Menace Oi! Oi! Oi!

Original Skinhead

Another Swifty Swift mix. Fresh outta Ireland with a fresh blend of original skinhead tunes. It's available for free download, I suggest you snatch it up if you need some beautiful skinhead reggae in your life. Some of my FAVS are on here like 'Skinhead a message to you' by Desmond Riley and 'Skinhead Jamboree' by Roy Ellis. The stamping at the end of that tune makes me smile everytime. Skinheads rule OK? Skinhead reggae forever. PROPER.

The Original Skinhead by SWIFTY SKANKIN

Hipster Dick

The Grand Spectacular do a grrrrreat send up of all things in hipsterdom with footage straight from the Look at this fucking hipster site. Nuff said. Check out all these hipster DICKHEADS. Funny AS. Proper.

There's ALWAYS room for vinyl

Need to get that record pressed? Still and adamant vinyl lover? Well herrrrrre you go.Unified Manufacturing have got you covered.

Top Reasons Why You Should Make Vinyl LPs Now


Mi cyan stress how stoked I am that David Arcade aka David Vs Everything has returned with another installment of the Adventure Tapes series. Part 2! Too much energy on this boom bap mix. And was that a Clash sample on 'Sacred' and a Predator sample on 'Evil is here'?? Ay dios mio! Just zone out and crank it up. It's free! Download it! Proper.


White Mice!

Too much fun to not share. And old clip of The Mo Dettes and their most known tune, 'White Mice'. Proper.

Japanther doo wop shoo wop

Japanther's new tune 'Spread So Thin' is CLEAN AS. Loving the clip and the handclappin' doo wop 50's rock qualities of this tune. It's a stormer! Proper.

Novelty Cock

Cerebral Ballzy were caught up to and interviewed while shredding through Europe. Shits funny as hell. Haaaaaaave it! Proper.


'The Drifter' Rudie tune of the day 12. 10. 10

Dennis Walks provides today's rude boyo anthem. I think it's about time I self drift a likkle further down the road. New York is still calling me, maybe I should answer? I have loads of new posts I want to share and i'm glad I got over that sickness. And I came out smoke free! Yup. No more coffin nails for yours truly. Proper.


'My Love' Rudie tune of the day 12. 09. 10

A nice, nice Rupie Edwards tune, dedicated to a certain someone. It's been a good day and tings are getting better everyday. God, I love PRESSURE. Proper!


The Mo Dettes 'White Mice'

Too much fun to not share. And old clip of The Mo Dettes and their most known tune, 'White Mice'. Proper.


Rudie tunes of the days 12. 4. 10 - 12. 8. 10

Been very sick the last few days and as you can see, I haven't posted since. Well, let's fix that! Here's a four track rude boy salute to John Lennon. I feel even better after linin up these tunes for you. Proper.


Best Fwends, Nuff Said...


The Big GunDown 3

SPQR and Heart & Soul Soundsystem set up this incredible event. Obviously in it's 3rd time around and I must say, they really do it BIG in Texas. DAMN. Grrrr, Ohio is cold and a little jealous tonight... Proper.

BTW, congratulations are due to the newlyweds 'Skinny' Scott and Tama Martin!!! All the best wishes to you and yours!!! *And yes, Scott, I need some Right On Time Design artwork! Soon!

Ursa Major SPQR (New York)
Rico BOSS HOOLIGAN (Kansas City)
Marv Mack SOUL SIDE & TROJAN LOUNGE (Los Angeles)
Captain Jim HEART & SOUL (Austin)
Von Trapp GCSPS (South Carolina)
Skinny Scotty APOLLO 67 (Austin)
Donnie Darko (San Antonio)

'LIFE IN LIVING COLORS' Rudie tune of the day 12.03.10

It's Friday, so yeah, enjoy your weekend my friends. Prince Buster and his All Stars groove this tune up with a blinding, Rolando Alphonso tenor sax assist. Puts me in the right mood to tackle a lovely weekend. So here's a rudie salute to family, both blood and street, old and new. I love you all. Cheers and beers! Now let's have a dance, shall we? Proper.

I am Methodist Leisure's IMMATURITY

An oldie but goodie! Well, it's only a year old but it's well worth the free download. Another blinding mix that Methodist Leisure put together, this time for the online magazine Platform. Chocked full of punk rock, noise and other random bits to get the blood pumping it's another one for a quick fix. Japanther? Fat Day? Best Fwends? Even, De La Soul? Say no more! PROPER.

Immaturity (for Platform) by Methodist Leisure Inc

(intro sample off of sixteen candles)
Shearing Pinx – Mux
Koji Kondo – Armand Bonvincin
The Sneezes – Surf the Serpents (“Serve the Servants” Nirvana Cover)
Best Fwends _ Orange Marker
Fat Day – Poop Lagoon
Atom and his Package – Anarchy Means I Litter
Bikini Kill – In Accordance to Natural Law
Rocket for Ethiopia – I Wanna Puke On Your Car
Japanther – Summer Hills
Gravy Train – Titties Bounce
Blood Baby – Stab My Face
Screeching Weasel – Cool Kids
FYP – Undumb
Coat Party – Mental Condition
Gerty Farish – Minute Vacations
Cardiacs – RES
Siege – Drop Dead
De La Soul – A Little Bit of Soap
Gay Against You – Gay Unicorn
Fat Day – Sex on Drugs
Agaskodo Teliverek – Blood Club (Hidden “Psycho Goulash” Version)
Gerty Farish – Robert Parish

Oi to the working class world!

Oi! Here's a nice digitally remastered mix from Irish, working class skinhead, Swifty that he put together 20 years ago. With tough tunes from loads of favorites like Stiff Little Fingers, The Ruts, Cockney Rejects, Dead Kennedys, The Clash, Sham 69 and more, this mix stands the tests of time in hard and smart style. It's free for download at the link below. Haaaaaave it!!! Proper.

OI OI FOR THE WORKING CLASS by Swifty in the mix



The Dead City Dealers present the ass kicking 'Plastic' maxi-single for free and I suggest you snatch it up. Pure impact, working class rock n roll. 'Plastic' has a laugh at the shallow, materialistic type, 'Zombie' is a stomper of a live recording, 'Call To Arms' is a strong tune and 'Beer is a Necessity' says it all, these guys have blue collar dripping from their pores. Proper!

Dead City Dealers: FREE MUSIC: "Free Promo CD: Plastic (Maxi-Single) 1. Plastic* 2. Beer is a Necessity 3. (She's a) Zombie (live) 4. Call to Arms* *From the full-length,..."Dead City Dealers


'I want To RAVE' Rudie tune of the day. 12. 02. 10

It's gonna be a good year, 2011. This being the last month of a rough year I'm ready fi change. Bringing the Anti Racist Action back to Columbus in style, BOSS. Getting back into church and everything,big tings, honestly. I am in the process of recording some acapellas for my Brooklyn House phenom friend Chew Fu so he can whip me up some tracks and I am getting interested in doing a soulie/rocksteady/punky reggae project meself. And with a couple friends, we are bringing mad bands and monthly shows to the city; kicking all that off before the Columbus Crew's next season starts. I'm blessed to have great family, both blood and street; in my corner. Now back up and let me rave it up. Here's a top notch tune from Dandy Livingstone (Under the Brother Dan and The All Stars name). PROPER.

Music Is My Life ZEEEEEN??

Cardiff, Wales heavy monsta soundboy Big Crumb aka Nathan Crumb shot me this tune and it gets heavy rotation round here. Already loved C & C Music Factory from my New Jack, hi top fade days so a dubby electro rmx works on ALL levels. Watch out for more tings to come from Big Crumb and his Cardiff posse. Especially, mi bredren, URBAN MENACE. Proper!

Check out more Crumb bashments here at his Soundcloud

Music is my life by big crumb

Cardiff shottas

Whoa whoa Cardiff! Calm down. Bringing all this nuttiness to the table! EZ blud. Half Step Humphry jumps up with a remix(free dwnld below!) of the Astroid Boys 'Party and Bullshit' tune to commemorate the release of their 'Welcome to The Zoo' release. Cardiff boys go HARD. Digging the area massively these days. Proper!

Check out more Half Step Humphry action here at his Soundcloud! Blllaat!

Party and Bullshit Remix by Half-Step Humphry

'Sweet Jamaica' Rudie tune of the day

Clancy Eccles provides the tune of the day. Dedicated to JA forever. It's music and parallel roots to black american culture are concrete having both influenced each other for over 300 years. Being the reason hip hop exists AND my beautiful skinhead culture I am forever truly in your debt. More musical output than any country in the world per capita! Intensified! Love you, sweet Jamaica. PROPER.