Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die Sample


Dave Grusin - Either Way


Monday, September 27, 2010

Grand Groove Radio #28


Grand Groove Radio is a very soulful show on 91.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA. DJ Selecta plays these wonderful jams every Sunday night from 12 am - 4am. If you have questions or want to show your support:

91.3 FM WYEP
Attn: James Scoglietti
67 Bedford Square
Pittsburgh PA 15203

Here is the playlist from show #28. And the download link to listen is:

Time Artist Song Album
09/20/10 - 12:00 am - WYEP Afterhours: Monday with Selecta
12:00 am Twizz Rememberlude (Feat. PM) 12"
12:06 am The Floacist Forever (Feat. Musiq Soulchild) 12"
12:10 am Esthero Thank Heaven 4 You (Freddie Joachim Remix) Olive Juice (Love Remixes Vol. 1)
12:13 am Full Crate, FS Green & Grand Jackson Feel Like (Feat. Mar) HomeMade
12:16 am Joanna Newsom The Book of Right-On The Milk-Eyed Mender
12:19 am The Roots Right On (Feat. Joanna Newsom & STS) How I Got Over
12:24 am John Legend & The Roots Little Ghetto Boy (feat. Black Thought) Wake Up Everybody!
12:28 am John Legend & The Roots Hang On In There Wake Up Everybody!
12:32 am Kanye West Lord Lord Lord (Feat. Mos Def, Swizz Beatz, Raekwon & Charlie Wilson) 12"
12:38 am Trackademics Fool On The Hill (Feat. Phonte 12"
12:46 am Fata Hey Jij Gewoon Bam
12:49 am Consequence Got Me Trippin (The Amerie Joint) 12"
12:52 am Black Milk Over Again (feat Monica Blaire) Album Of The Year
12:56 am Huey Nuetron (B Blunt + Vex) I Just Wanna Be 12"
09/20/10 - 1:00 am - WYEP Afterhours: Monday with Selecta
1:03 am Mayer Hawthorne No Strings (Classixx Original) 12"
1:07 am Paper Dolls I Can't Get You Off Of My Heart 12"
1:11 am Roy Ayers Aragon Coffy OST
1:14 am Jonnny Pate Can't Even Walk Shaft In Africa
1:17 am Edwin Starr Easin' In Hell Up In Harlem (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1:19 am Martha Reeves Keep On Movin' On Willie Dynamite (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1:23 am Bobby Womack Across 110th Street Across 110th Street
1:27 am James Brown Make It Good To Yourself Black Caesar
1:30 am Willie Hutch Brother's Gonna Work It Out The Mack OST
1:34 am The Impressions Make A Resolution Three The Hard Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
1:38 am Isaac Hayes Run Fay Run
1:41 am Brer Soul & Earth Wind & Fire Sweetback's Theme Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
1:43 am Mike Bloomfield / Al Kooper / Stephen Stills Season Of The Witch Super Session
1:46 am James Mason Funny Girl Rhythm Of Life
1:57 am Kool & The Gang Give It Up Kool & The Gang
09/20/10 - 2:00 am - WYEP Afterhours: Monday with Selecta
2:00 am Uptown Dope On Plastic 12"
2:03 am MC Lyte Cappuccino (Remix) 12"
2:06 am Mic Geronimo Unstoppable 12"
2:09 am Cannonball Adderly Capricorn Soul Zodiac
2:10 am Pete Rock & CL Smooth In The House Mecca & The Soul Brother
2:12 am Lords Of The Underground Flow On 12"
2:13 am John Legend & The Roots Our Generation (J.Period Remix) Feat. Pete Rock & CL Smooth Wake Up Everybody!
2:17 am Tower Of Power Sparkling in the Sand East Bay Grease
2:18 am Diamond D Sally Got A One Track Mind Stunts, Blunts, & Hip-Hop
2:20 am Show & AG Fat Pockets (Remix) 12"
2:22 am Doo Wop The Bounce Master 12"
2:24 am Charles Wright What Can You Bring Me You're So Beautiful
2:27 am Brand Nubian Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down 12"
2:30 am Brand Nubian Punks Jump Up To Get Beat Down (Diamond D Remix) 12'
2:32 am Beatnuts Reign Of The Tec !2"
2:33 am Organized Konfusion Stress Stress:The Exinction Agenda
2:34 am Smif-N-Wessun Let's Get It On Dah Shining
2:37 am Nas Represent Illmatic
2:41 am War Deliver The Word Deliver The Word
2:44 am Gangstarr The Planet Hard To Earn
2:47 am Gangstarr Brooklyn 12"
2:48 am Main Source Fakin' The Funk White Man Can't Jump EP
2:51 am Special Ed The Mission Legal
2:54 am Eric B & Rakim Lyrics Of Fury Follow The Leader
2:55 am Jungle Brothers Straight Out The Jungle Straight Out The Jungle
2:57 am Mandrill Mango Meat Just Outside Of Town
09/20/10 - 3:00 am - WYEP Afterhours: Monday with Selecta
3:01 am Foreign Exchange Come Around Connected
3:04 am Mabanua Mystery (Feat. Nicholas Ryan Gant) Done Already
3:07 am Will Sessions Kindred A Tribute To The Pioneers of Jazz Fusion EP
3:12 am Fatima Warm Eyes (Feat. Dam-Funk) Mindtravelin EP
3:17 am Yahzarah Cry Over You (Feat. Phonte) The Ballad Of Purple St. James
3:19 am Jim Bennett Hold That Groove Peoples Potential Family Album
3:23 am D-Train You're The One For Me 12"
3:26 am Mophono Tighten Up 7"
3:30 am Curtis Mayfield (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go Curtis
3:33 am Rudy Ray Moore's Filmore Street Soul Rebellion Put Your Weight On It 7"
3:37 am Kitty Winter Gypsy Nova New Morning Feel It
3:40 am Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno Dub Y Guaguanco Dog With A Rope
3:44 am Soulive Something Rubber Soulive
3:47 am Bootsy's Rubber Band Rather Be With You 7"
3:52 am Erykah Badu Certainly (Flipped It) Baduizm
3:54 am The Pharcyde Emerald Butterfly 7"
3:56 am Zo! and Tigallo Take On Me (Feat. Phonte & Carlitta Durand) Zo! and Tigallo

Show your support and hit up James Scoglietti aka DJ Selecta on his facebook page. He is the man on the wheels at Shadow Lounge for his regular set Classic Material which is just like it sounds, all classic hip hop gems. I thoroughly enjoy Classic Material Nights and they often have great acts to finish up the night that are in theme for the music being played. Such pasts guests include Large Professor, Pete Rock and Rob Swift just to name a few. Keith Murray will be coming next on October 16th, make sure to get your tickets for that.



Saturday, September 25, 2010


It's People Under the Stairs appreciation day :-). My favorite Hip-Hop act who hail from Los Angeles occupied my time last night as I just couldn't take my head phones off. Here are some lovely jams for you guys. Have a great weekend.


Free Download of The Outage

Free Download of The Dig

Free Download of Good Co.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Friday Feel Good Jam

It's coming a day early, I'm out of town visiting one of my best friends at the beach. :-)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dr.Oop Capone - The Greatful Dread


I'm super excited to provide a link to what is to be a mega smash of a true hip-hop album. Dr. Oop Capone from Los Angeles California has just released The Greatful Dread LP. I am feeling this from start to finish, extremely fresh, funky and just makes you want to smile and move your feet. The breakout single is titled Green Butta and here is a link to that video.

I would like to give a special thanks to A.C. the Program Director for leaking this to me this past December when they were finishing everything up on the album. Have been bumping it ever since. Here is a link to purchase the LP for $10 or individual mp3's for $1. Enjoy.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Solid Hip-Hop Mix


Inspired by DJ Selecta's Classic Material Night, here ya go keeping the solid hip-hop alive.

1. Ultramagnetic MC's - Ego Trippin
2. Fu-Schnickens - True Fu-Schnick
3. Public Enemy - Shut em' Down (Pete Rock Remix)
4. The Pharcyde- Officer
5. Smiff N Wessun feat. Keith Murray - Pay Ya Dues
6. Blackmoon- How Many MC's
7. Gangstarr- All 4 the Cash
8. Krs-One - Outta Here
9. Yo-Yo feat. Ice Cube - You Can't Play With My Yo Yo
10. LL Cool J - Jingling Baby
11. Lord Finesse- Down For the Underground
12. Masta Ace - Sittin' On Chrome
13. Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Original)
14. Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean
15. Kurious - Walk Like a Duck
16. N.W.A.- Fuck the Police
17. Public Enemy - Public Enemy No.1
18. Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck

Free Download


Friday Feel Good Jam

Happy Birthday Roy Ayers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Conversation With Basick Sickness


An in depth look into the recording artist and his group that make up Basick Sickness. Having rocked over 200 shows and going strong I dig into what is behind this powerful force on the music scene.

What are your earliest memories of music you enjoyed when you were growing up?

My first concert was Michael Jackson. My first casette was Public Enemy. My first CD was Aerosmith - Get a Grip. First record was the McDonalds Menu Rap ( I remember breaking my dad's electric guitar and rocking out to my grandpaps accordion. My grandfather was in a band with his four brothers called the 4 Aces. I have also always loved rock and rap.

When did you decide you wanted to be more than a listener and become a performer?

I got my first guitar when i was in 5th grade. The change really came when I worked at Starlake Ampitheatre around the same time and saw so many live concerts, every genre. I was hooked. I started writing lyrics in 9th grade.

Your music does not easily fit into traditional categories, how would you describe yourself as an artist?

Creative. eclectic. diverse. great. Obsessed with many different acts and arts. Thats why my music is accepted by different genres and also why I have my hand in so many different creative outlets.

Your group is comprised of yourself, Joe Palermo and Isaac Goldszer (DJ B-Tips), can you explain the roles you play to form Basick Sickness?

I am the captain of the ship and the story of Joe and I go back to the 4th grade. We had a band back then, he moved away, came back like 4 years later and it was like we never missed a beat. Joe is the man behind the boards. We pride ourselves on doing EVERYTHING ourselves: creating, recording, mixing and mastering. We paid for studio time once... he is extremely talented with mixing and mastering, he is a beast on the drums and with programming. He used to be the hype man when we did hip-hop shows and he ususally pukes before every performance. B-Tips (slips) is the DJ and a late edition to the group. From the jump he came in as the DJ for the hip-hop performances, but I had bigger plans for him from the first time we met (we had a hit radio show on WPTS - "The Pre-game Show" for over two years) - for him to DJ in the full band. He is a very very talented DJ and total artist in his own rite. B-Tips writes (better than some local rappers) and can play a few instruments himself. We also have a guitar player,Rick Topping, who plays with us occasionally for live shows. As I previously said, his role is guitar and backing vocals.

What are some personal goals of yours at the moment?

New music new music new music new music new music. I feel as though we are very very well established in the local hip-hop scene. Next venture is the local rock scene. Releasing the EP, "Before It's Too Late" and jumping right into the next full LP.

Do you feel that Pittsburgh is a place that you can grow as a musician and achieve your goals?

Of course and if not, than it wasnt meant to be. I love everything about Pittsburgh.

If you could change something within the music industry, what would it be?

Not so much the industry, just my position in it. Labels are afraid to take and sign great acts because they dont have 1,000,000 YouTube hits.

What was your most fulfilling moment(s) in music thus far?

Opening for acts that I look up to. Stage diving at one of my own shows. Performing for thousands of people and making music that i like to listen to and feel proud of.

Tell us about your new music that you’re working on.

We are about to release a new EP called, "Before It's Too Late". The whole EP has all live drums, guitars, and bass. Its rowdy as hell. It will be on my twitter, facebook, myspace, and i'm sure the links will be everywhere. I hate over promotion, but yes this will be everywhere. Should be out first week of October, but we'll see... I always write, even when not making new music or recording, but at the moment we are really in a good place creatively and I do not want to stop.

Basick, thank you very much for me and your fans this opportunity. They were recently showcased as part of a mixtape that was released this past April called, You Know! Vol.1 by DJ NoPhrillz. The mixtape included national recording artist Fabolous, Flo Rida, Wale, J Cole and many others. You can contact Basick Sickness as well as Joe Palermo and DJ B-Tips on their social network sites listed at:



Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010