Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Dwayne Turner

Writing the previous blog has reminded of how much i loved this Artists work and i put his name in google to see what he's up to and his credits are amazing.

He has truly gone on achieved everything his talents deserved, a talent that was more than apparent when i picked up that Luke Cage #1 Marvel Comics.

The DC Universe Reboot

I collected comics a few years back but stopped when buying vinyl and multiple Marvel & Image titles were a bit hard on my pocket. The comics I collected were:

The New Mutants
Amazing Spiderman (Todd McFarlane)
Spiderman (Todd McFarlane)

I wasn’t much of a DC Comics fan, I always admired from afar, bought the odd graphic novel but that was about it. So I was very happy when I heard DC are having a reboot, starting many titles from #1 gives readers/fans like me a chance to experience the DC universe.

One lesson I learnt from collecting is to but two copies, one to read one for the collection.


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Random Axe

I'm a big fan of Black Milk and i pretty much grab anything he does without a second thought, so i was very happy when i heard about the Random AXE project. It seemed to take forever to get here but finally it is ...

“Random Axe” is the self-titled debut album of American hip hop group Random Axe. The group comprises hip hop producer Black Milk and rappers Guilty Simpson and Sean Price. The album was produced entirely by Black Milk and features guest contributions from Roc Marciano, Danny Brown, Fat Ray, Melanie Rutherford, Rock and Trick Trick. The iTunes version includes 15 tracks, 1 music video and a digital booklet.

Audibly Shaken 0.2 (The Guru Tribute)

Audibly Shaken 0.2 (The Guru Tribute) by DjMaintain

Number Two in the Audibly Shaken series and this one is a tribute to GURU of Gangstarr someone who I’ve grown up listening to whether it was on YO MTV RAPS or on the albums above.

Step In The Arena was one of the first albums I went out and bought and I remember walking around Harlesden proud of the fact I had it, so I thought it was only right I honour GURU for all the great music and lyricism he left us with.

Hope you enjoy, Dj Maintain

Monday, 20 June 2011

Diff'rent Strokes @ Cherryjam

I've been a resident Dj @ Diff'rent Strokes for over a year now, and I'm very proud to be involved in a night where we play what we want and the crowd turn up to hear what were going to play for them next. Here's a video by Worldwide Nate who was so impressed by our night he came back next week to film it, this short captures the night perfectly and features yours truly AH-HA lol

Tyler, the Creator and the OFWGKTA

Tyler, the Creator and the OFWGKTA (Hodgy Beats, Left Brain & Syd Tha Kyd) collective performed at Camden Crawl on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Stage in London on May 1st, 2011. The show began and ended riotously, resulting in a full on fight between the band, the mob and security. They performed "Yonkers", "Sandwiches", "Bastard" and more (including songs off "Goblin").


Going through my vinyl and i realised i had two LOTUG chief rocka's so i thought why not, no headphones btw NOICE!!!!!

Camouflage Children

I met CC while Dj'ing @ a Monthly LIVE HIP-HOP JAM Trial & Error a brand new monthly hip-hop night at Passing Clouds, in Dalston. And soon as i heard the flow and lyricism i was like YUP they're the truth so here they are.

Two life-long friends, battle rapper Press1 and all-round talented MC/actor Lenz Wan join together to form Camouflage Children.
Contact for bookings or collaborations:


I've been listening to a lot of these dudes recently and their energy and lyricism has really caught my attention, in my opinion they are exactly what music needs right now.