This month’s instalment of the TDS mix series comes courtesy of South London disc jockey Riz La Teef.
Every now and then in the electronic music scene, along comes a DJ who can hold it down in this capacity alone, without stepping a foot in the realms of production. Riz La Teef is the most recent talent in this sparse continuum. Grime is largely involved in the output of the DJ’s sets, from classic early 2000s grime to the current crop of UK Grime and everything in between. However, to box him in this category alone would be ignorant as his mixing talents stretch all over the place from UK Funky to Hip Hop.
Riz is flying the flag for the select DJs not only keeping the vinyl industry going, but also the vinyl industry sub culture of cutting dubplates. This approach to the game has rendered the fact that he has no production back catalogue completely irrelevant. The passion and dedication shown by forking out for a fresh batch of dubs every month, alongside churning out more than solid sets, has earned him deserved respect.
With TDS Mix 041 you can expect a mixed bag of classics, dubs and exclusive specials that quite possibly only Riz La Teef owns. The mix is 100% vinyl and acetate which makes it that little bit more special and time laboured.
01. R. Kelly – I’m A Flirt Acapella [Jive]
02. Iglew – Urban Myth [Dubplate]
03. Guido – Same Road [Tectonic]
04. Gundam – Thinking Bout U (Sadie Arma Vocal Edit) [Free DL]
05. Grandmixxer – Windrush VIP [Dubplate]
06. JT The Goon – Father The Game [Dubplate]
07. Iglew – Cascade [Dubplate]
08. Murlo – Into Mist [Rinse]
09. Wiley – Igloo [White]
10. Spooky – Eski Hoe [Dubplate]
11. Fallow – Peppermint Pot [Dubplate]
12. Nov/Mumdance – Take Time [Rinse]
13. Lethal Bizzle – Forward Riddim (Snowman Remix) [White]
14. Ruff Sqwad – Sidewinder [White]
15. JT The Goon – Polar Bear [Dubplate]
16. JT The Goon – Still Steppin’ [Dubplate]
17. Wiley – Nightbus [Dubplate]
18. Lolingo – Nutmeg Rush [Dubplate]
19. Murlo – Last Dance (Gundam Refix) [Dubplate]
20. Joe – Claptrap [Hessle Audio]
21. 2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is [Hyperdub]
22. Boycott – Kowloon Bae [Dubplate]
23. Stezo – Figure It Out [Funktown Flav Records]