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Sunday, December 15, 2013


The Homie NFA JONES has dropped his new single "Life's a Game" and its dope. And when you have production from Ta-Ku and Sensible J you know its gonna have you nodding. Nfa hits the mic with an original, mature and honest approach. Up for Free DL below check it out!!!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Xmas came early this year. This mixtape seems like something I have been waiting along time for. Its not everyday 2 of your top G.O.A.T Mc's drop a free tape. Bussa Buss and Tip dropped their new mixtape "THE ABSTRACT & THE DRAGON" for free download yesterday (see below)following on from their new great new single the Alicia Meyers sampling "ThankYou", and it definitely didn't disappoint. Filled with some great new material such as "We takin off", "Butch & Sundance" and the title track. Also a Kid capri remix of thankYou which is basically just capri shouting over the intro. It also includes some great old gems like the scenario remix , vivrant thing & for the nasty. If I had only 1 complaint it would be that I would like some more new stuff on there but overall it really showed the amazing partnership of these two giants who have been collaborating together for over 20 years now. Peep the dl here.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Charlie Bucket feat TY - Gimme Something

So I realised after spending so much time trying to hustle myself onto other peoples blogs and radio shows I had totally forgot about my own hahaha. In fairness I have been flat out the past few weeks with gigs and travel. So here is my latest "Gimme Something" feat one of my favourite Mc's out TY. Its an uptempo afro beat affair using various rare afro funk samples , Rhodes, live horns from the ruby horns and Live guitar from Nick Sheppard (the clash). Peep on my Bandcamp below for a name your price deal. Peace

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


So a few nights ago stevie wonder decided to rock up to Dj Spinna's stevie tribute night "Wonderfull party" and sing over spinna rocking doubles of the funky drummer on 45.

Monday, September 30, 2013


Beautiful new music from sydney crew "movement". Feeling this right now!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013



Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The Homie from the D Drops another beat tape of beautifully chopped soul samples and his signature simple yet very effectrive drums. Some nice flips of some very famous tracks too. (Check the bohemian rhapsody flip)head over to his bandcamp below to cop the release!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Charlie Bucket - Dynamite feat NFA Jones & Nick Sheppard (the clash)

nothing like some shameless self promotion. peep the new single here and to cast your vote and rating head here

Friday, August 9, 2013

blind fold digging/ sampling

A blindfolded !llmind picks out a Patti LaBelle album out of a A-1 Records bin and turns it into a quick banger in the latest installment of Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” series.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

the making of come clean feat jeru & primo

awesome mini doc about the making of "Come Clean" by "Jeru the Damaja".

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

lord finesse - live at the Do over

I'm so glad the do over has started uploading their live sets again. this is a winner with DITC heavy hitter LoRD finesse!!!

sango - here with you (north)

The long-awaited first official LP from Michigan-based producer Sango and its a monster!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

safia - listen to soul listen to blues (Akouo rework)

I have just discovered this tasmanian producer who is releasing some serious heat on his Sound Cloud page right now including this beautiful re-work of safia listen to soul listen to blues.

“Tasmanian producer Akouo seems to be doing all the right things at the moment, positioning himself as one of 2013′s breakthrough acts" - The Ripe

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Gene Dudley Group - when the gorilla get grip

Gene Dudley is a 27 year old Uk musician firmly rooted in soul , jazz and funk. Playing most of the instrumentation on the album himself his talent is certainly exceptional. Lovers of the Daptone sound "Menahan st band" , "Lee fields" will feel right at home with Gene Dudley. Peep the album here

Myron & E - Broadway

Myron & E are a colab between a south central born soul singer and a new jersey dj/producer. On this Album they have imported the funk and soul talents of "The Soul Investigators". A fantastic record with ranged tempos but all songs firmly rooted in soul. My 2 favourite jams are "If I gave you my love" and the breakbeat tune "Everyday Love". Cop the album here

Thursday, July 11, 2013





over 2 hour freestyle mix just because. New music from Omar, Kaytranada, action bronson and more and some old classics thrown in too.

Monday, July 8, 2013

dj ivory summer in notts

2013 the number. Another summer. And arriving just in time for hot big fun in the summertime is the latest mix from DJ Ivory of the P Brothers – the esteemed Nottingham, UK-based scratch selector responsible for the classic “Hear No Evil” series. Like the genre-crossing HNE 3, “Summer In Notts” assuredly interweaves varied styles – classic breaks and reinterpretations, hip-hop favorites, go-go, R&B and more – with the OG Bronx-informed aesthetic the P’s are known for. No track list, so you’ll just have to listen through to find out what’s fully in store (a very good thing, BTW). Listen and be ready on the firing line… with them super-soakers.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

dj Jazzy Jeff & Mick boogie summertime vol4

“For the fourth consecutive year, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania turntablism/deejaying legend DJ Jazzy Jeff and Roc Nation-managed Mick Boogie have released a Summertime mixtape. Summertime Vol. 4 features classic tracks from artists such as Souls Of Mischief, Little Brother, Camp Lo and Will Smith, along with R&B jams from Guy and Jill Scott.” Download HERE

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Jake One - Behind The Beat (De La Soul - Rock Co.Kane Flow)

Jake one  describes how he made Rock co.kane flow for de la soul!!!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

LEFTO - live at the DO OVER

Belgium tastemaker "Lefto" 2 hour musical journey live from the do-over free download

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Porter Chops Glasper is the first in a series of instrumental albums planned from Grammy Award-winning artist Denaun Porter, the producer working as “Mr. Porter” for the likes of hip-hop’s Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg, and worldwide icons like Burt Bacharach, Beyonce and Shakira. The album is inspired by the music of fellow Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Robert Glasper. Porter explains, “Long story short, I am a fan of Robert Glasper. This project contains samples of music of his from the internet, official releases, and even live performances I saw on YouTube. Porter Chops is a representation of when, I feel, the business side of things interfere too much with my creative process. ”

Monday, June 24, 2013


NAS responds to JCole's "Let nas Down". nice mentorship from A legend to a future king. Feeling the Fela kuti "gentlemen" sample too.


UK soul legend Omar drops his new album on freestyle records and its a monster!!!! In true Omar fashion, the blend of Soul, Jazz, World Beat and Latin vibes are woven into an aural canvas on which he paints his lyrical masterpieces. peep the snippets below and cop the album TODAY!!!


Electromagnetic is the first in a trilogy of albums produced by Soul Of Earth aka Jason Orr and Craig Love. “If you’re into funk, dance music, global soul and higher frequencies, you’ll love this music. Electric, exotic, funky, abstract, visual, sexy, upbeat, inspiring and fresh. Quincy Jones meets Daft Punk- meets- Earth Wind & Fire- meets- Lil Louis – meets- Brand New Heavies – meets -Blue Six -meets-Isley Bros.-meets- Mr. Fingers-meets- Heatwave. Kind of a vibed-out, ancient future funk party. Global dance music with a message. We feel that dance music is the current global communication.” Yeah, it’s like that! Grab the first 3 tracks HERE

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kid Fonque – 2sides

‘2sides’ is a magical blend of everything that Kid Fonque is loved for: broken beats, house, jazziness and a hint of hip hop. An elegant piano loop dances on a warm bass drum - then a bass melody creeps in. Now we’re on the dancefloor. Clever, intricate percussive elements evoke the hum of a smoky Jazz club - hands clap and hi-hats snap. Just when you think this groove has reached its final destination – The Layders’ king of keys - ‘V The Vowel’ lays down an infectious melody and the script is flipped. The cherry on top? ‘Theo Parrish’ talking you through his DJ philosophy. It’s fresh and full of surprises - your new favourite tune has arrived.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Stuyvesants - refined

The Stuyvesants drop their new summer beat tape "Refined". Beautiful soul beats to max out to. peep below.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Muro - diggin black jazz

the king of digging does it again , this time getting his fingers dusty in the black jazz back catalogue.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dj Mitsu the beats - Beat Installations 2

Roughly a year on from Beat Installments Vol. 1, which continues to get a lot of spins, Japan’s DJ Mitsu The Beats is back with another batch of jazz-heavy beats in Vol. 2. I think no2 is a stronger release. Nice mix of jazz, bossa nova, and funk.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

skratch bastid , Marc Hype and Dj Expo 45 mix

seriously dope funk mixed by seriously dope dj's

Monday, May 27, 2013

The Bucket List vol 1 - Rare Groove

Part 1 in the bucket list series - Rare Groove. Over 2 hours of my all time favourite rare groove tunes. No cuts, juggles or fancy stuff just quality music selected and mixed from the heart. Free DL. ENJOY!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013


THeophilus london rocks this feel good jam with the amazing NYC soul band "Menahan street Band.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Danny Brown - Grown up (charlie Bucket's spanish harlem remix)

I decided to give Danny Brown's "Grown Up" the spanish harlem treatment free DL

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

sharon jones & the dap kings "retreat"

The new soul sister no 1 hits us with the new single retreat. Can't wait for the new album

mitsu the beats beat installments vol 2 snippets

Jazzy sport has released the snippets for the part 2 of mitsu's "Beat installments". and it sounds like it could be even better than the first. check below. available may 29th

Thursday, May 2, 2013

making beats in a power outage

Nick tha 1da showing how to make beats on battery operated equipment.
super nice!!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Omar - The Man [Official Video]

The king of UK soul "Omar" drops the video to his latest single "The Man". seriously dope tune.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chris Karns (fka DJ Vajra) Live @ Radio Bums Hangout

Remember when turntablism actually sounded musical? and even something you could dance to? this clip of Dj Vajra is amazingly jazzy and a throwback to the days where musicality was more important than technique

Monday, April 22, 2013

This was a VHS Promo sent out by Chrysalis Records at the time the legendary Hip Hop group, Gang Starr was getting ready to release their 2nd album, "Step In The Arena" (Released 1/15/91) This video tape has been sitting in a box in my studio for years..I've always wanted to share it with Hip Hop fans who may have never had a chance to see it. It includes rare footage of Dj Premier & Guru in the studio working on their album and also a rare interview. R.I.P. GURU / Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 -- April 19, 2010)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

black milk - sundays best/mondays worst

Detroit's Black milk hits us with a new very gospel inspired single Sundays best/ Mondays worst. For me its all about sundays best. I love the sound of gospel being flipped into dirty detroit style crunchy hip hop.To me the beats are very reminiscent of Apollo Brown.

Monday, March 18, 2013

jrocc & kutmah

Highly recommended viewing Jrocc & Kutmah keeping it funky on boiler room tv!!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dibia$e drops a free 8 track EP as a thank you to his fans for 10 000 likes on facebook. Serious dopeness!!!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

D'Angelo & ?uestlove "Tell Me If You Still Care" (Live At Brooklyn Bowl ...

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!! Questo and D'angelo covering SOS Band "will you still care for me". It don't get much better than this. I had the pleasure of seeing D'angelo live in New Jersey last year and it was one of the best live performances i'd ever seen. D'angelo kills it on this!!!

dany teru - fragile things

dope new tune from "Dandy Teru" feat "Sarah Gessler" and my favourite UK mc "TY". dope heavily swung beat with dub style basslines and some nice melodies. Definitely an artist to look out for.

Friday, March 1, 2013

this is tasty

J. Rocc @ Beat Junkies 20th Anniversary

Amazing 4 turntable party rocking set by beat junkies "J rocc" and "Mr Choc". If this doesn't make you wanna go practise a routine......... ??

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

45 king mix

loads of funk and breaks in this mix by the 45 king.

damien marley - dem neva mek it

Jr Gong hits us with a new single taken from the new ghetto youths international compilation. peep it here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DJ Nu-Mark's Vinyl Collection - Crate Diggers

uncle nu's record collection..... impressive!!!

CinematicTV: Joey Bada$$ x Pete Rock Eckō Studio Sessions

The chocolate boy wonder in the studio with Joey Bada$$. By the sounds of it this is gonna be a hot album!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

SUMMER MIX by Charliebucket on Mixcloud

A new mix of some sounds I've been feeling lately.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Donald byrd mix by Giles Peterson

Legendary UK tastemaker "Giles Peterson" drops a mix of his favourite Donald byrd tracks out of respect of the jazz legend who sadly recently passed. One of this mixes def worth having.

peep here

Potatohead People - Blossoms feat. Claire Mortifee

New EP from Vancouver/Montreal crew "Potatohead People""kosmichemusik". Seriously dope new hip hop featuring some great vocals from "Claire Mortifee" and some fresh raps from Legend from the D "Frank Nitty" from "Frank & Dank" fame.

Nothing but sweet soul beats, tight raps and smooth vocals peep the EP here

Saturday, February 16, 2013

LION BABE - Treat Me Like Fire

Heard Dj Lefto drop this on friday night. Brand new r&b soul. Beautifully done! watch out for this lady!

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Its been a while since we heard from Dj Day. His seminal 2008 release "The Day Before" was a big influence on me and a record I have happily kept in my bag since. Upon listening to "Land of 1000 chances" I can honestly say it is some of day's more experimental work.  Jazz, instrumental rock and hip hop all get touched in this release.

executively produced by "Thes One" of "People under the stairs" fame and featuring some top notch muso's such as "Kat 010" from "Crown city Rockers", Land of 1000 chances is an honest and beautiful release. Despite the personal demons Day had to fight see below.

The idea for all of this was to go back to my roots and encapsulate the last few years of what was going on in my life. I needed to get away from the clean, over-produced music I was making that had slowly put me in a creative corner cover the last 5 years. I was stuck. It’s not in me to make electronic music (I suck at it to be honest) and I didn’t want to re-hash the cut and paste stuff I had done before, so what the fuck do I do now? I go back. Back to the first album I ever made in a bedroom in Palm Springs with an EPS, my cousins drum kit and some records. I had to get back to where I came from in order to harness where I was now. Fuck layering and smothering songs to oblivion. These needed to breathe. Keep it intentionally sparse and simple. It had to be about creating a vibe and sticking to it. Not throwing in a random dance cut or having it cluttered with guests. It had to be honest and real. Somewhere along the way, I ended up drinking way too much, traveling and hanging out way too much and on the precipice of divorce. They say write what you know, so I did.   -  Day

peep the release here

Thursday, February 7, 2013

TOKiMONSTA feat. Kool Keith - The Force (Official Video)

LA Beat maker "TOKIMONSTA" Drops this tribal percussive future hip hop slammer with "Ultramagnetic Mc's" frontman "Kool Keith". Amazing tune!!!

check the vid.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


                                                                MASS APPEAL PART 2

Part 2 of the Mass Appeal mix tape series mixed by Dj Charlie Bucket all 90's bizness. Free DL and tracklisting below.

1. funkdoobiest - I'm shittin on em
2. Kool g Rap & Dj Polo - ill st blues
3. Gangstarr - above the clouds
4. group home - up against the wall
5. Nas - Nas is like
6. the pharcyde - y
7. intelligent hoodlum - grand groove
8. showbiz & AG - catchin wreck
9. Masta ace - saturday night live
10. Mad Skillz - the Nod Factor
11. the Basement Khemist - everyday life
12. Ultramagnetic Mc's - Ego trippin
13. Mad Lion - take it easy
14. Krs 1 - black cop
15. Lord finesse - return of the funky man
16. Big L - no endz no skinz
17. showbiz & AG - Fat pockets
18. Big Daddy Kane - stop shammin
19. Da youngstas - pass the mic
20. Mc serch - Back to the grill again

peep it here

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dj Premier & Joey Bada$$ - Unorthodox

While the rest of the worlds hip hop artists are producing half time, low slung 70 bpm club tunes, it's refreshing to Hear certain artists from NY (Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson e.t.c) keeping the golden era head nodders alive.

20 year old BK kid Joey Bada$$ seems to definitely be a breath of fresh air in hip hop today. Spitting concious lyrics over crunchy drums. And who else to provide the soundtrack then The living legend "Dj Premier". In his signature simple chops and breaks with scratch hooks and Joey's very brooklyn flow this tune is more new york than a chill dawg!!!!

peep the DL below