ILL BEHAVIOUR on Friday Drive 1st May 2015

Ian Beatmaster Wright

Ill Behaviour on Friday Drive 1st May 2015 by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

Every Friday you can hear Ian Beatmaster Wright & DJ Sulu aka Daniel Weetman from The Black Seeds, 4 – 6pm on Base FM playing new and classic Hip Hop, Funk & Afrobeat.


1. Mr Thing – “Carnival” – BUY IT

2. De La Soul feat. Nas – “God It” – BUY IT

3. Funk Ferret – “Cash Money” – BUY IT

4. Ghostface Killah – “Emergency Procedure” – BUY IT

5. Spox PHD – “Four Times Raw” (Soundsci Remix) – BUY IT

6. Oddisee – “Belong To The World” – BUY IT

7. Andy Cooper – “Blind Faith” – BUY IT

8. Clear Soul Forces – “Cheese in the Sky” – BUY IT

9. J – Live – “Red & The Kid” BUY IT

10. The Good People feat. DJ C-Reality – “The Bang Out” BUY IT

11. Mello Music Group feat. Yu & Tall Black Guy – “Lose the Ground” BUY IT

12. The Four Owls – “Silent Flight” BUY IT

13. U-George – “40 Year Old Rapper”

(Daniel Weetman in the mix from – 00:52:30 til 01:21:42)

14. Chinese Man – “Sho Bro” BUY IT

15. Funky DL – “Cut From The Illest” BUY IT

16. James Brown & Nancy Dupree – “Blind Man Can See it” (Sam Redmore’s slick & shiny Re-edit)

17. Curtis Mayfield – “Right On for the Darkness” (Serge Gamesbourg rework)

18. Cypress Hill – “The Phuncky Feel One” (RSD 7″ Vinyl)

19. Method Man vs. Heyoka – ” Release Yo Camanche” (Stylust Beats Mashup)

20. Fashawn – “Out the Trunk” – BUY IT

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Krafty Kuts on Ill Behaviour 19th Dec 2014



Ill Behaviour on Friday Drive 19th Dec 2014 by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

Just before Christmas I had a chat with Krafty Kuts ahead of his Australian and New Zealand tour. Check out what the Kut master had to say about future projects and his previous visits to down under.

Stream above or download HERE! 

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Souls of Mischief (Best Of) Mixtape

Souls of Mischief

Souls of Mischiefs (Best of) Mixtape by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

As Souls of Mischief are currently Touring Australia and New Zealand. Thought I’d put together some of my favourite tunes from the group from the past 21 years.

There are tracks from all 5 studio albums plus a couple of lesser known bootlegs.


1. Souls Of Mischief – Souls Of Mischief
2. Souls Of Mischief – That’s When Ya Lost
3. Souls Of Mischief – Step To My Girl
4. Souls Of Mischief – Spark (Rjd2 Water Damage Mix)
5. Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge – All You Got Is Your Word
6. Souls Of Mischief – For Real Y’all
7. Souls Of Mischief – Step Off
8. Souls Of Mischief –  Dead Man Walking
9. Souls Of Mischief – Soundscience
10. Souls of Mischief – Cab Fare
11. Souls of Mischief – Live and Let Live
12. Souls Of Mischief & Adrian Younge – There Is Only Now (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
13. Souls Of Mischief – Tour Stories
14. Souls Of Mischief – What a Way to Go Out
15. Souls of Mischief – Rock it Like That
16. Souls of Mischief – Stealth Bombing (Shift The San
17. Souls of Mischief – La La La
18. Souls of Mischief – 93 ’til Infinity




Also listen and download over on Soundcloud.

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ILL BEHAVIOUR on Friday Drive 10th Oct 2014



More ILL BEHAVIOUR on Friday Drive stream or download. Brand new and classic Hip Hop, Funk and Mash-ups. Also joining the show as co-host is Daniel Weetman (The Black Seeds) aka DJ Sulu.

Friday Drive 10th Oct 2014 by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud


Remember you can hear Ill Behaviour on Base FM every Friday4-6pm (NZ Time)

Also Check out previous shows on Beatmaster’s Mixcloud.

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DJ Wax On – Kings Of Yacht (Mixtape)

Kings of Yacht


UK based DJ and producer DJ Wax On returns with yet another outstanding mix tape. The man behind the successful Earwax and Sleazy Listening mix tape series, brings us a  mix of AOR/Yacht Rock from the late 70s-early 80s, with a smooth/jazzy flavour and some certified CLASSICS.

The mix is perfect for all boating enthusiast what ever size schooner or dinghy you are flexing. Soon to be available in all good chandlery and boating goods store.  But until then, have a listen below via his mix cloud page or grab a download from his Soundcloud.

Kings Of Yacht by Djwaxon on Mixcloud


01. Georgy Porgy – Toto
02. Driftin’ – Alessi Brothers
03. Man In Love – The Anderson Brothers
04. This Is It – Kenny Loggins
05. Sexy Eyes – Dr Hook
06. I Just Wanna Sing – Cate Bros.
07. So Beautiful It Hurts – Rupert Holmes
08. Do You Wanna Dance – Jimmy Messina
09. Feels So Good – Chuck Mangione
10. Steal Away – Jim Photoglo
11. Peg – Steely Dan
12. Lowdown – Boz Scaggs
13. Moolah Moo Mazuma – Sanford and Townsend
14. Steal Away – Robbie Dupree
15. How Long – Ace
16. Save It For A Rainy Day – Stephen Bishop
17. She’s Gone – Hall & Oates
18. Baby Come Back – Player
19. You Need A Hero – Pages
20. Night Train – Liner

Also listen and download over on DJ Wax On’s soundcloud page.

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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

Time is ILlmatic 2


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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or Stream below through Mixcloud

Friday Drive 6th June 2014 by Beatmasterwright on Mixcloud

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