Thursday, February 26, 2009


Non Phixion will always be remembered as one of the ruggedest crews to emerge out of the mid 90's indy scene. While many of their contemporaries were flirting with sci fi language or introspective themes, Non Phixion were the straight hoodied up, drugged out maniacs from the slums of Brooklyn. Here's a pre-Non Phixion freestyle from DJ Riz and Wildman Steve's WBAU show circa 1994. This is Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex and Captain Carnage performing as Goons. (Note: this is a different rip and is a bit longer than the version contained on Necro's rare freestyles release):


Next is an early
Non-Phixion freestyle from a 1995 Stretch & Bobbito show. At this point the line up is Ill Bill, Sabac Red and Goretex and they go verse for verse over Primo's "Livin Proof" instrumental. Ripped from an old tape:


Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I remember getting a phone call from someone at Point Blank magazine who had discovered my info from a failed attempt I had made ordering a Project Blowed cassette. This was late 94-95. I had seen a review of it in Slap magazine so I sent $10 to the address they printed and crossed my fingers. "You should never mail cash. Someone will just steal it!" the Point Blank cat informed me. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I was already 20+ calls deep to Video Graff trying to get them to send me my damn tape (and that was a money order!). Sometime after the phone conversation, a package arrived from Point Blank that included this tape and an issue of the mag. The tape features a few different radio appearances from Kev Sakoda's Downlow show. The Artifacts take up the entire A side while the B side has appearances by Rass Kass and Aceyalone. I remember going to see The Artifacts in Santa Cruz back around this time with Common Sense, The Beatnuts and Organized Konfusion. The Artifacts didn't show, but while one of the wack openers was struggling through his set, a completley unnanounced Aceyalone jumped up on stage and proceeded to rip this kid a new one before devouring him alive. The place exploded. The Downlow show is still on the air. You can catch it every Saturday on KSPC 88.7FM.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Reader Bryn blessed me with a rip of this long lost Rip One gem from 1997 and said I could share it with everyone. I think Bryn sums it up best:

I bought it direct from Rip-One way back in 97, he was in the U.K. with the Airforce B-boy crew at a 3 day jam called Fresh 97. I wish now that I'd spoken to him properly, but I was only 20 & amped at being at the gig & there were crates of dope old records that other peoples were getting to before me, so I copped it, exchanged daps & bounced. (Airforce were dope btw, I remember a particular guy "B-Boy Ivan" was sick!!!)