Laze’s Trip-Hop Mix ’97

May 12, 2015 – 12:28 am

No exact date on this one other than “’97,” so it was either the second semester of my junior year of college, or the first semester of my senior year. It was likely a segment from a longer show.

It’s not all trip-hop. More like trip-hop, big beat, drum-n-bass, weirdo beats, and instrumental hip-hop.

(You can download the mix at its Internet Archive page.)

The Jazz Corner (WMWC): December 7, 1995

April 30, 2015 – 5:53 am

The Jazz Corner was a show I DJ’ed during my sophomore year of college at Mary Washington College during a period where I had several two to three hour shows a week. This episode was the final Jazz Corner of the first semester.

Sides A & B run from 8:50-10:20pm. Sides C & D run from 10:20pm-midnight (minus 11:05-11:20pm).

Host: Ryan MacMichael
Station: 91.5 cable FM WMWC, Fredericksburg, VA

Podcast – 3 – The Raw Deal Radio Archive

April 8, 2015 – 9:41 pm

When I started posting Club Krush and Raw Deal episodes to Normal Bias, I was sharing them in compressed mp3s and posting them to filesharing sites like DivShare. Eventually, I realized I should be posting those episodes as uncompressed WAVs at the Internet Archive, where they’ll be preserved beyond my lifespan. Even so, my PRB tapes are but one part of Normal Bias and finding what you need isn’t super easy.

In honor of the sixth anniversary of Tony D’s passing, I’m proud to announce the launch of the Raw Deal Radio archive. In this short episode, I once again share how this show became so important to me as a 14-year-old kid in New Jersey as well as some details about the new site.


The Darkside (WMWC): October 3, 1995

April 8, 2015 – 1:48 pm

On Mary Washington College’s station 91.5 (cable FM) WMWC, Master Hurrikane and Mista Midnite spun on “The Darkside” radio show in 1994 and 1995. Periodically I would join them in the studio, and this is the first 90 minutes of one of those shows. I spun the first hour or so to fill in for Jasper and Carl and then they took over at about 10pm.

The show starts at 10:15 on side A. For some reason, side A seems to be at a slightly fast speed. The show kicked off with some technical flubs, but overall, was a solid mix with some great tracks by Raw Produce (RIP Cadence), Mountain Brothers, Spearhead, and even an early radio-edit demo version of a track I did with Poetic.

(There’s more to this show, which I’ll add once I find the tape. This was an unlabeled tape, so it might take a while.)

(You can download this tape at its Internet Archive page.)

Side A

  • 2 unknown songs from previous show
  • Tales from the Darkside Intro
  • The Next Level… Tha Alkaholiks
  • Cycles… Raw Produce
  • Get With You/I’d Rather Be With You… Questionmark Asylum
  • Laze/WMWC drop… Count Bass D
  • Anywhere You Go… Aceyalone
  • Airbreak/Ads
  • Hole in the Bucket (Slave Ship Remix)… Spearhead
  • Keep It Real… Miilkbone
  • Make it Happen… Ultramagnetic MC’s
  • Jeep Ass Niguh… Masta Ace Incorporated
  • Airbreak (Make it Happen instrumental)/Ads
  • Understand What I Manifest (feat. Laze) (pre-release demo version)… Poetic

Side B

  • Understand What I Manifest (feat. Laze) (pre-release demo version)… Poetic (con.)
  • Murderer… Barrington Levy & Beenie Man
  • ?
  • Ruffian… Charlie Chaplin
  • No Puppy Love… Tiger
  • Squeeze Me… Macka B
  • Ad
  • Airbreak with Mista Midnite and Master Hurrikane (Squeeze Me dub)
  • Invisible Man… Mountain Brothers
  • Make a Mark… Raw Produce
  • Airbreak
  • Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit… Wu-Tang Clan
  • Shimmy Shimmy Ya… Ol’ Dirty Bastard
  • Return of the Crooklyn Dodgers… Crooklyn Dodgers ’95
  • Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide… Gravediggaz
  • No Diggedy… Das EFX (cut short)

Club Crush: December 31, 1988

February 26, 2015 – 2:37 pm

Fan of the blog Maitland Jones of Brooklyn, NY submitted this gem, a recording of Club Crush from New Year’s Eve 1988/New Year’s 1989, complete with a countdown with Easy M and G. This is by far the oldest PRB tape in the archive, so huge thanks to Maitland for sharing!

  • The Symphony… Juice Crew
  • My Philosophy… Boogie Down Productions
  • Raw… Big Daddy Kane
  • Long break with G & others / Countdown to midnight
  • Night of the Living Baseheads (Remix)… Public Enemy (track of the year)
  • Redder Posse… Masters of Ceremonies
  • The 900 Number… DJ Mark the 45 King (beat of the year)

You can download the file at its Internet Archive page.