Friday Drive with special guest DJ Angelo

Friday Drive 22nd August- DJ Angelo

Friday Drive 22nd August 2014 - DJ Angelo Special by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

On this week’s show DJ Angelo the UK no.1 Turntablist and party rocker popped in for a chat and blessed the decks.

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Friday Drive 8th August 2014

Friday Drive 8th Aug


Friday Drive 8th August 2014 by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud


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Track list 8th Aug Friday drive.


  1. Lords of the Underground – HIT U LIKE A DRUG feat RedMan
  2. Lack Of Afro – One for the Trouble
  3. Mr Fresh – Picture this real thing! (reggae mash-up)
  4. DJ Nu-Mark & Pomo – Lola
  5. Ill Advised – Going Outro My Head
  6. Grap Luva – Mass Hysteria (Shelltoes Remix)
  7. Sammy G – AKL 2 NYC
  8. GRAMATIK – Make You Better
  9. Soul Of Mischief – All You Got Is Your Word
  10. J Rawls – Best Producer on the Mic II f/Oddissee, Nottz Raw & Blueprint
  11. Statik Selektah Alarm Clock Ft._Ab-Soul Jon Connor Logic Francesca
  12. MARC MAC presents VISIONEERS – The World Is Yours
  13. Boaz ft. Crooked I,
    Sean Price & Chevy Woods – Like This Remix Mix
  14. Cormega – MARS (Dream Team) [feat. AZ, Redman & Styles P]
  15. Cormega – Industry_Juice Crew_Remix feat. Craig_G Masta Ace_Kool G Rap
  16. Essa – The Middle Man (Tall Black Guy Remix)
  17. Certain Ones – If The people only knew
  18. Jungle Brothers – 40 Below Trooper
  19. Funk Ferret – Lost Ya Pants
  20. Amerigo Gazaway – Sex, Love & Money
  21. Busta Rhymes vs JB’s – Ass On Fire (DJ Will-Rock edit)
  22. Ugly Duckling – Eye On The Gold Chain
  23. Common – Jimi Was A Rock Star (feat. Erykah Badu)
  24. M.I.A. – It Takes A Muscle
  25. Soundsci (Oxygen) – In A Flash
  26. Cash Money & Marvelous – The Mighty Hard Rocker
  27. Homeboy Sandman – Watchu Want From Me?






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Time Is Illmatic – Review NZIFF

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Illmatic  was released 20 years ago, and is considered a hip hop classic. Time Is Illmatic is the film about this influential record and it’s creator, Nas. It’s more than just a music-documentary, it is a look at Nasir Jones’s life and up bringing. We see an intimate portrayal of what has shaped him into the artist we know today.

Music was always in Nas’s life with his father, Olu Dara, being a successful musician. He grew up in the Queens Bridge projects, the type of environment that shaped the vast majority of the black youths growing up in New York. Through interviews with Nas’s father and brother, a vivid picture of how government housing, meant to give all working classes a safe and affordable place to live, soon became a breeding ground for crime.

Living in this environment, along with a failing state school system, Nas was faced with limited options in life. In fact, his father advised both him and his brother to leave school in favour of work. Following the death of his close friend “ill will” he decided to pursue the dream of becoming a recording artist with more purpose and determination.

The circumstances of what pushed Nas to become a rap artist, and the music that influenced him, is the core of this film. There is less detail about the actual production of the classic ‘Illmatic’ album.  There are only very brief interviews with the producers, and people who helped bring Illmatic together. The likes of MC Search, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, DJ Premier and Large Professor are a little underused. In fact, I think they could still make up a whole other documentary on the production of this rap classic.

However this film is still a great insight into what influences musical creativity.

Time is Illmatic is a must for all Nas fans. Director One9 has created an emotional documentary that mirrors the message of the record itself. A true rap coming of age story.

Time Is Illmatic is screening 1 – 2 August in Auckland, with other screenings and location found on the NZIFF website.
4 stars -


Reviewed by Ian ‘Beatmaster’ Wright and Originally posted on

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DJ Woody is identical to none


2 x World Champion, creator of a long list of original scratches and turntablism techniques, co-designer of the worlds only melodic turntable (Vestax C1), audio-visual DJ pioneer, animator and designer. DJ Woody is identical to none.


“If you have any interest in scratching or turntablism whatsoever i just ask for 8 full minutes of your time.” DJ Woody

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Friday Drive 6th June on Base FM

Friday Drive


Every Friday you can hear Ian Beatmaster Wright, 4 – 6pm on Base FM playing new and classic Hip Hop as well as Funk, Afro -beat and Mash-ups. Also joining the show is Daniel Weetman (The Black Seeds) picking two of his favourite tunes each week.

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Friday Drive 6th June 2014 by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

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ILL BEHAVIOUR 13TH Feb 2014 – TY Special

ILL BEHAVIOUR 13TH Feb 2014 - TY Special by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

On this edition of the Ill Behaviour Radio show I had the pleasure of interviewing TY before he performed at Splore festival in New Zealand. Also got to speak to him about his new project Kick Snare and an Idea, working with Australian DJ/Producer Charlie Bucket, Touring and his previous 4 LP’s.

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1. Ty – Don’t watch that (Knickers, Y-Fronts and jockstraps)
2. Soundsci – Styles Dub
3. Freqnik & WDRE – Ghetto of the mind (Remix)
4. Biz Markie – Turn tha party out

TY Interview

5. Charlie Bucket feat. TY – Gimme Something
6. TY & Shortee Blitz – I.A.A.D.
7. TY – Like You Never
8. Cookie Crew – Got To Keep On
9. TY – Knock Knock (DJ Spinna Beyond Real remix)
10. Blak Twang – So Rotten

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Genius Of One Love – Tom Tom Club vs. NAS (Ian Beatmaster Wright Mashup)


Here is mash up of a couple of 12″ vinyl record I dug out while crate digging. Tom Tom Club – Genius of Love Instrumental and Nas – One Love acapella. Making ‘Genius Of One Love’ See what did there ;)

Anyway Comment, download and enjoy!

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ILL BEHAVIOUR Radio Show 28th November 2013

Ill Behaviour Radio 28th Nov


On this week’s ILL BEHAVIOUR Radio show my special guest was the one & only Funk Ferret. Who dropped some exclusive hot of the presses re-edits of his own along with some other funky choice cuts. 2 Hours of Beatmaster and Ferret for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

Track list:

1. Mr Mention – ‘Classic Connexion’
2. THE REAL LIVE SHOW feat Sadat X – ‘Grind’ (Freqnik & WDRE remix)
3. Method Man – ‘Method Man’ (Jabberwock remix)
4. DJ Format & Phil Most Chill – ‘The Foremost’
5. Charlie Bucket feat TY – ‘Gimme Something’
6. Merry Clayton – ‘Grandma’s Hands’ (Scrimshire Edit)
8. Selecta DEMO – ‘Mama Said Get Your Hands In The Air’
9. Bob James feat Nas – ‘Nautilus 2011′ [Flipout B-Boy Edit]
10.The CB’S (AKA The Cuban Brothers) – Mike 4 President (original mix)
11.Inspectah Deck – R.E.C. Room (Dj Inko Remix)
12.DJ FEDE feat CATO – Rude Boy Funker
13.DJ Format & Phil Most Chill – Beverly
14.Africa Bambaataa Feat. Grandmaster Flash, Mele Mel & Kurtis Blow (Qdup & AGFA Remix) – We Funk This Party Out

(Funk Ferret in the Mix)

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Chapel Mix (FREE Download)

Chapel Mix Cover

As I’m spinning tunes down Chapel Bar & bistro in Ponsonby every Saturday night, thought I’d do a mix for your listening pleasure. So while you’re backcombing your hair and deciding which smile to wear this weekend, have a listen to this mix and twerk like Miley Cyrus at Sinead O’Connor’s birthday party.

Mix done live in one take while doing the electric slide so all mistakes thrown in for free….

A mix of Hip Hop,funk, crazy remixes, mash ups, Ghetto Funk and even some B-more… Just something fun & funky and taste of what I might drop at Chapel Bar & Bistro on a Saturday night.

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ILL BEHAVIOUR Radio Show 5th Sept 2013

Here is last week’s ILL BEHAVIOUR Radio show from Thursday the 5th September 2013.

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1.Copywrite & Marco polo – Customer Always Right (Taken from the Green EP)
2.Pete Rock – Starlight Glitz (Taken from the 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt.2)
3.Wu-Tang – Execution in Autumn (7″)
4.K-Def – Fundamentals (Taken from The Exhibit)
5.Soundsci – Coastin’ (Taken from Soundsational)
6.Kista – Salute
7.DJ Doom & Nutso Feat. Large Pro – It Just Began (7″)
8.Imagine This feat.Thomas Stowers
9.Jay Z Vs. Ice T – Girl Problems
10.Gummy Soul – That’s When Ya you
11.Marvel Years – Last Night
12.Anteek Recipes – Leave It at That
13.Motion Man feat. Kutmasta Kurt & Dizzy Dustin – Who’s Holdin’ Ya Back
14.Jimi Needles & Dimitri – Z Trip Til Infinity
15.DJ Inko – Any Emcee
16.Homeboy Sandman – What u want from me?
17.Essa (aka Yungun) feat. Devise – Hey You!
18.R.A.Rugged Man – Definition of a Rap Flow
19.Chris Read feat. Phil Most Chill – Rap Tradition (Chris Read Rap Renaissance Remix)
20.Stuff Daddy – Make it Drip
21.Capital 1212 – Good Feelin’
22.CMC & Silenta feat. Mystro – Yeah That’s Right
23.DJ NU Mark – The Fever
24.Frameworks/Blurum 13 – They Told Me (Neko Neko Remix)
25.Love & Hate Generation Mash Up
26.Gangstarr – Just To Get a Rep
27.Jurassic 5 – Jayou
28.KRS One – MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know
29.Pete Rock & C.l.Smooth
30.Jeru The Damaja – Mental Stamina
31.Show Biz & A.G. – Next Level (Nyte Time Mix)

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