Saturday, 31 January 2009

The Skuff & Inja Show - Ital/Holding out

These two guys are super skilled and amazing live performers who ooze confidence and seem to take the whole thing with a stride and glide that many others lack. I know both these Mc's personally and can tell you from the heart that they are the real deal.
This is the first single from the up and coming ‘The Skuff & Inja Show’ LP, ‘Ital’ sees Skuff & Inja trading blows over a supersized beat by UK Heavyweight DJ Nappa (Phi-Life Cipher). Meanwhile flip ’Holding Out’ has Inja taking control of production duties to earth shattering effect, both MCs continuing to bounce rhymes off each other with trademark ease before Mr Thing steps in to add the finishing touch on the cuts. The Skuff & Inja Show stands out because of just that; it is a show. The live performances consistantly blaze, and remind you just how effective a DJ and two MCs can be when they know their trade inside out; a whirlwind performance of tight delivery, depth & devastating tracks. This live energy & chemistry has been the driving force behind the new LP, and it shows in the pure fire of ‘Ital/Holding Out’ Skuff & Inja have been performing together for years as part of Delegates of Culture, plus both have storming solo releases to back them up as dope in their own right. DJ Magazine quoted on Inja: "Sounds like there are no options left but going postal on the world. Lines worth an Ivor Novello, surely." and on Skuff: "Fantastic, timely shit that the rest of British music should be ashamed they ain't answering or discoursing with right now. Essential, important shit."
check out Inja's MYSPACE page and Skuff's MYSPACE page for more.
Here are snippets of the 12" tracks
'Holding out'

'Ital violence'

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

UnderCurrent - Crisis Talks

Undercurrent is an alliance of two similarly-minded emcees; Lixx and Baron Samedi. United by their passion for the creative arts, nature and the supernatural, these two whirlwinds of imagination decided to join forces around the turn of the millennium and haven't looked back since. Over the last 8 years they have released the Sons of Celluloid LP, the Pirate Radio EP and the Crisis Talks mixtape as Undercurrent, and have played to a wide spectrum of crowds up and down the country. In this time, Baron Samedi has also released two solo albums (Spit Happens & Ripping Yarns) and the Animal Rites mixtape (as well as two 12" singles), and produced for a number of other artists. Lixx has featured on several other projects and is a hairs breadth from completing work on his first solo LP.

Undercurrents 'Crisis Talks' album is available as a free download on their WEBSITE.
These guys come hard and dont take no shorts in their lyrics..
Here is one of my favorite tracks from the Crisis Talks album, a track called 'Like us' featuring the very talented Sonny Jim & 777...enjoy!!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Dan Lambert - Mixtape Preview

I discovered Dans music after he commented (nicely) on one of the videos on my You Tube channel. This kid is full of me. He is 18 years old as far as i know and i asked him for some tracks to put up on the blog and he said that he was in the process of completing a mixtape. I just ripped this preview straight off his myspace page because i think its time that people heard some of his stuff. You can check dan out at his MYSPACE page and give him some support. Dan, if you are not happy with me posting the preview then just holla and i will take it down..Anyway, this is Dan Lambert

Thirteenth Note On The Rise


No Turning Back For Me - Krux

Krux, is another Southampton Rapper who has been sharpening his tools over many years in different guises..Krux appeared on the cryptic chords mixtape i reviewed earlier in this blog called 'Seeds of Ra' also 'The Bootleg Vol 1' mixtape mixed by DJ Shank Carvin. Among many other things, he is putting finishing touches to 'The Bootleg Vol 2' which you should expect to get your hands on this year sometime.
People should get over to his MYSPACE page and check out whats on offer.
I love the use of the sample in this track..see if you can recognize it.
Big up Shank Carvin..

Even Out - Lazy Habits

Having created a buzz with their sold out Surface Dirt and Wagon EPs, LAZY HABITS make their welcome return with two singles EVEN OUT and PLEASE PEOPLE.

EVEN OUT is a brass heavy summer storytelling number about the truth behind Jills involvement in the breaking of Jacks crown that sees MC Lazy leaving the main vocal duties to rhyming partner SKIN HORSE and instead focusing on delivering a huge chorus that has already had festival crowds across the country singing along and smiling from ear to ear.

EVEN OUT is available for download from Itunes, Tune Tribe and all other major download sites with a ltd edition 7 available from

Go and cop this shit..big up Lazy Habits

A Prelude - DefDfires

This album isn't 'hot off the press' but as i like it so much and promised that i would be posting some of my favorite UK hip it is.

Right from the intro of this album you can tell its been well produced and a lot of thought has gone into what the listener is gonna be feeling off the emotive samples and vocals that DefDfires display. Lyrically they are very technical but don't sound mechanical, it sounds fluent throughout and draws you in to the subject matters that they offer. The mc's go back and forth, bouncing off each other in a back to back fashion. The production is of a very high calibre and stands strong even when the style of track is not to your particular taste.

These guys are going to get stronger and can just tell!

Visit their myspace pages HERE, HERE and HERE.

They asked me to announce to the world to be prepared for 'Zombie Nation' which i guess is the next project we will be hearing from the most excellent DEFDFIRES.
Here is one of my favorite tracks off 'a prelude'
Stop the clock (excerpt)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Poster Boy

This guy is sick..some real underground guerrilla shit! Check this write up from the GUARDIAN..also check his FLICKR photos. search for more Poster Boy on you tube

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Jonathan Yeo

I just been chilling with my good friend Daz from Rare Kind and he said to me "yo, Farmz you ever seen this? i think you will really like it". Boy, do i like it!! Now, i have always enjoyed a good bit of porn..ahem!..but this guy has just turned the whole thing on its head man..i mean fucking hell!! I would urge you to go and check his stuff on his WEBSITE. For a very interesting background history on Jonathan check out WIKIPEDIA. Anyway, here is one of his more well known works of art..check the close up shots..amazing! Click pics for better size.

Now look a bit closer..Click the pics

Thursday, 15 January 2009

No Pretense - Self Harmonic feat Cage

Yooo, damn it man, this little gem had hidden itself away on my hard drive somewhere where it was performing satanic rituals with my sound card..This shit is ILLLL!!

I don't really know much about Cage (hip hop anoraks holding their heads in disbelief) but i like what he does on this track..The lads sit side by side without any kerfuffle and the usual awkwardness of a UK & US collab is nowhere to be found..Bravo!

This track is nasty and spooky and full of dark word play..i can only apologise for not sharing with the world, to find out how to get hold of this wonderful record..check the MYSPACE it is definitely worth the mouse clicking. Well done lads for a very great and truly admirable track.

You can also get yourself over to Certified Banger blogsite for MORE about these guys. Respect to Certified Banger to the max!! by far the king of the UK hip hop Blogsites..who needs Hip Hop Connection when we got Certified Banger Blop Blop!!!

Here is the Radio edit of this brilliant track..Enjoy!!!

Cryptik Chords

OK, So as we travel around the country from Wales to Peterborough and back again we find ourselves in Southampton..Meet the Cryptik Chords

Cryptik chordz are MCs Demigod n Diaside both born and bred in sunny Southampton. They have been making moves as CC for just over a year now hitting up live mics, street cyphers n Internet radio trying to get their name about.

Before that Demi was 1/3 of underground crew 'Insurgents' and Dia along with then producer/MC Trig Rebal were doing their thing with 2 other heads as part of collective 'Alien Schemes'. Demi n Dia linked for a track for Dia's solo EP after both crews had drifted apart leaving the 2 MCs as solo artists. Things clicked and Cryptik Chordz was formed.

After dropping the 'Seedz of Ra' mixtape Trig left the crew leaving demi n dia to start work on a debut EP. They have worked with a ton of local heads including Lordswood MC 'Krux', Shirley MC 'Prior Motives' and Greek MC 'TNT' of 'The Orthologists'. they have got collabs with Verb T, and beats from Kelakovski, Chapta and Dogruff (of squid Ninjaz) in the pipeline for their forthcoming ep

These Guys are repping the boom bap and flying the flag for Southampton high and proud. Their mixtape is available as a free download HERE and to wet your appetites here is a track off the mixtape called Phonetic Thoughts

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Incredible light show

Shame about the cheesy soundtrack but hey!! WATCH IT ANYWAY!!! nice 1 zaga

Man Like Me - Single dad

I just got this posted to me..I like it. check MLM out at their myspace for more. This is the 1st single from their debut album, their press release read: An insightful yet humorous track, it is the first in a string of exciting releases lined up for 2009 from the querky Electro-Pop outfit. The B-Side is a tasty track called 'Doughnut' and there is even a bad ass dance remix of 'Single Dad' available courtesy of up and coming producer Rudimental.

"Single Dad was written when I found out my girlfriend at the time was pregnant. I had a lot of fears at the's a song of self reassurance." Johnny Langer - MLM

'Single Dad' will be available to buy on digital download from iTunes and all good digital retail outlets from 9th Feb 2009.

Strategy on MUTV - Check this out!!!

One of my favorite crews in the world..Broke N English.

Strategy has been making some power moves and is presenting on MUTV, thats man utd tv to us Arsenal fans..but all biased on the footy thing set aside, this is a really good thing. Check the Interview with Goldie in its entirety over at the Broke N English blogsite...Big up Konny Kon!

Task Force Live in Oxford

Task Force return to Oxford..get more info on this gig and others including Stig/Syntax HERE....Hope you can come out and see the force.

Top Ranking - SantoGold/Dj Diplo Dub

Yeah yeah yeah..this is old and many of you will have heard it or hate Santo Gold blah blah..I wasn't an immediate fan of Santo Gold until i heard this mixtape..Jeez!!
This guy (Dj Diplo) is a man after my own heart when it comes to musical diversity and priding himself on his eclectic tastes and wanting to share them with the world. The mixtape takes you through so many musical genres, from the clash to the B52's right the way through to grime/Dubstep and back again and it doesn't sound at all bad.
I have spent many hours in 2008 jamming to this mixtape..its just seamless and rolls from one brilliant track to another. I love how this whole mixtape works..genius at work!

I really cant say how long the link will stay up so, if you haven't heard this then i think you should go and DOWNLOAD it right now!!!

Farma's Big Bag Of Funk Vol 1

Have you ever sat and thought "I wonder where they got that sample from?" I fact, i think that all the time because it intrigues me and i love finding amazing music that was unknown to me before i heard a particular Wu-Tang or J-Dilla track. The satisfaction of hearing a sampled track in its entirety is, for me a great thing. It is sometimes very surprising to hear how little some of the biggest Hip Hop producers actually do to a track to make it their 'own'.

I have decided to dig out and compile some of my faves..this is the first of many to come. Producers with an interest in samples and heads who just like to kick back with some fat grooves will appreciate this small compilation..Go ahead and DOWNLOAD it now!

Task Force Unreleased 'Take my mind away'

This track was produced by Mic Skillagan a good few years ago..Lovely beat.
Brothers Mcbane hitting up the lyrics..I think you lot will like this one a lot.

Dan Bull 'Safe' Album Review

OK, Its always gonna be hard for an artist to review another artists material with honesty and without biased opinion but this is what i am going to attempt to do..

First up Dan Bulls LP 'Safe'

I hadn't heard of Dan before so did not know what to expect at all. My first reaction was...Mmmm acoustic guitar i like this? Dan's voice/accent was not a familiar one compared to the London rap sound that half the country's rappers have adopted so i sat and listened with interest. Dan sings A LOT on this album, i like the singing..Dan raps A LOT on this album, i like the rapping but for me personally as a purist in all sense of the word i don't enjoy most hybrid music..ragga/rap..rap/rock..etc its cool but not a whole album. That is my only very personal criticism of this rather cool and laid back album by someone who i think has great commercial potential, Dan is a good song writer, he has a good sounding voice and a confident and positive sentiment to all his songs. The production is all very musical with nice melodic guitar lines and bouncing beats. This album is nice, its not my personal cuppa tea cos strangely enough i only truly enjoy really ignorant, abusive and dumb hip hop which usually comes from the USA (half joking) and Dan Bulls album is none of the above.

I listened to the album all the way through (a rarity) and was entertained.
Dan comes across as a really nice fella and i personally wish him all the best with this project and all his future outings..If your looking for something with an honest and laid back sound check Dan Bull!!
Find him on myspace
For more press and info and interesting stuff on Dan click here

Dan has kindly offered up a lower (sounds great to me) quality version of his album for free download and if your really into his stuff you should go and buy it

This track is called 'Summer'

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Baby J - Baby Food

I know this records been out for a while but as they say..better late than never.

What can i say about Baby J..Legend?, leader?, innovator? j is all of these things and he has been on his grind for a very long time working with artists all over the uk and also across the oceans. I had never worked with Baby j before and only met him briefly here and there but the opportunity to work with him came around and the track 'Love & Peace' was born.. You can buy his album 'Baby Food' at Suspect Packages now.

This is a recording of Love & Peace at radio 1's live from Maida vale session that baby j was doing with his live band and he kindly invited me and Remus down to do our track..enjoy

Ramson Badbones - The Official Mixtape vol1

Ramson Badbones mixtape is out..long time we have all been waiting for this and at last it is available for your listening pleasure. Get it at Suspect Packages.
Support one of the most amazing spitters ever.
this track is called Taking Medication

Chester P - Survive or die trying mixtape

The long awaited mixtape from Chester p has now officially landed in a store near you.
To get hold of this cd go to Suspect Packages
Support one of the greatest mc's out there.
This track is called Rat Race

The Electric Prunes (password now added)

The Electric Prunes are ridiculous..Check this album out here.
If you wanna find out more just wikipedia their name.


Friday, 2 January 2009

U.S Hip Hop 2008

I thought i would post up some of the jams i been pumping this year.
Its been quite a good year and i have been nicely impressed by some
and sourly dissapointed by others..Im sure you all have your faves,
so leave a comment and tell me your fave hip hop jams of 2008!!
please download my little selection here. peace

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Email me


If you have any questions or requests etc please just email me:
Or if you are an artist or crew and you want to send music to me
please feel free..just use the same email address as above

Love Farma

Thirteenthnote - Peterboroughs finest

Hello peoples,

As i have said i will be spot lighting some of my favourite groups/Rappers/producers etc in the MFTC blog. So, here is one seriously sick bunch of creatives.

Thirteenthnote is the leading name for Hip hop,Dub & soul in Peterborough.....Team Producer "Chat One" has been making beats on a serious level for around 9-10 years, & is also the founder of thirteenthnote family. The team ranges from producers, emcees/singers, dj's & graf artists keeping the essence alive through the original elements..& at the same time, looking to push the culture forward to another level here in the UK & beyond.

(rapper) ILL GRAMR (TOMMY GUNN) has got his second mixtape 'RELOADED' dropping early 2009
(rapper) Xidus Pain has a project called 'TIME FOR A MOVEMENT' dropping 2009
(rapper) Omen D has a mixtape/road album that will be dropping winter 2009
(singer) Damion Charles debut album out 2009
(Ragga) Flip One has a project out also in 2009

Also coming soon (2009) - The 'WARRIORS' music video - ft. Jeye Severe, Flip One & Konscious Kin. Track produced by Chat One

I myself have been checking out beats by Klimeks who you should look out for and i hope to be doing some work with Omen D very soon.

Please check out all the myspace pages of the above artists by clicking here and then going through the top friends..i promise that it will be worth it.

Here is a sicko track that gives you an insight to how good these guys are.


I would like to say a very very genuine Happy New Year to all the people out there.
2009 is sure to be an interesting year for us here in the UK, with our disastrous economical climate and our governments inability to do anything right by its long suffering citizens. The people of this country have surely suffered long enough.
My advice to all, is to take life into your own hands..stop living in fear of the constant threats of so called terrorism that our government is so hell bent on making us believe is a few seconds away. Stop letting the powers that rule our lands control your destiny with the threat of evictions, rising prices of everything, corrupt police and laws that take away our rights to fight for our freedoms.

This year like every other year i will live outside the restrictions that are lay down by our politicians and bend (not break) the law to my every advantage.
I pay tax..i am not involved in any criminal activities..i am a loyal and upright citizen of the uk..So, i deserve to be treated like one.

Dont take no shit in 2009

Happy new year all my wonderful friends new and old
happy new year to all the people who have their hearts in a good place.
happy new year to the soldiers who never stop fighting for the cause.

Love and Peace