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The Bottomless Crates Xmas Special 2013 - 174 - 25/12/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

It may be Xmas but The Crates are still hard at it bringing you an alternative soundtrack to your seasonal festivities including an exclusive from The Bluntskins, A live set from Deej, Boom Bap Highlights, Diligent Fingers and Deej both take on Mind Your Ps and Qs and we have a banging selection of tracks from the likes of Shin Seka, Contact Play, Pragmatic Theory, Deeflux & Dirty Stanz, Atmosphere, Mud Sun and loads more!


The Bottomless Crates Show 173 - 18/12/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Blistering tracks from Ramson Badbonez, Gi3zo, Booda French, Delusionists and Task Force, EXCLUSIVES from Booth Boxers, Kista and Diligent Fingers, EVILEYZ takes on Mind Your Ps & Qs, Mark has a hissy fit; EPMD feature in this weeks flashback and we have Sonny Jim's set from Boom Bap as well! Pick that out!


The Bottomless Crates Show 172 - 11/12/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Back after a short sabbatical with another show crammed to the rafters with exclusives and brand new tracks from Defenders Of Style, Jehst, Ramson Badbonez, Sofa King, Life MC, Task Force, Kista, Oldboy and LOADS more, Mark takes on The Mind Your Ps and Qs challenge, Blak Twang features in this weeks flashback and our Live Session comes courtesy of Eat Good Records and their set at this years Boom Bap festival!


The Bottomless Crates Show 171 - 27/11/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

With tracks from Task Force, J-Man, Baron Samedi, Aspects, Jack Diggs, Ill Move Sporadic, Booda French, J-Zone, Lee Scott & IllInformed, Efeks, Broken Poetz and loads more; Urban Fox take on Mind Your Ps & Qs; LL Cool J features in Flashback; Mark gets bottled live on air and a Boom Bap recording from Dirty Dike..


The Bottomless Crates Show 170 - 20/11/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another celebration of all things hip hop with brand new tracks from Task Force, Defenders Of Style, Telemachus, Essa, Verb T, Jeopardy, Onetzu, Man Of Booom and loads more; Lee takes on Mind Your Ps and Qs, MFTC Vol 1 features in this weeks Flashback and we look back at Mystro's live set at Boom Bap!


The Bottomless Crates Show 169 - 13/11/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another cracking selection lined up for your listening pleasure tonight including brand new tracks from Micall Parknsun, Defenders Of Style, Konchis & Physiks, Efeks and Aspects; we chat to ESSA and premier tracks from his new ep FRMX3 and we'll be reminiscing on those heady days at Boom Bap with Dead Player's live set!


The Bottomless Crates Show 168 - 6/11/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

More bangers than Guy Fawkes tonight with tracks from Baileys Brown, Image, Walt Dismal, Diversion Tactics, Luca Brazi, Aspects and loads more, Slick Rick features in this weeks Flashback, we look ahead to tomorrows Mouse Outfit gig in Newcastle as we chat live to Dr Syntax and play some highlights from their Boom Bap set and we also chat to Shay D about Lyrically Challenged's entry in MTV Unsigned! Up the Revolution!

The Bottomless Crates Show 167 - 30/10/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

After our short break last week we're back with avengence tonight in a jam-packed show brimming with dopeness and whatnot featuring exclusives and newness from J-Man Dr Syntax & Eve Lazarus, Efeks, Lee Scott & Ill Informed, Ral Duke & Joe Blow, Dr Zoots, Too Many T's, B.O.M.B and loads more; we go back to Kold Sweat and 1992 in this weeks Flashback; Our Boom Bap Live Set comes from M9 (AKA Melanin 9) and we talk live to Boom Bap Rhyme Pad Radio Battle Winner Makzwell Skot about his new album Whats Needed!


The Bottomless Crates Show 166 - 16/10/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

LOADS of new stuff tonight from 3 Headed Beast, Ral Duke Jack Danz & Figment, Apex Zero, Cappo, B.O.M.B, Piff Gang, Spider Jaroo and fuckloads more, another exclusive Boom Bap recording from Split Prophets and we talk to 3Ways about the forthcoming Cross the Ts event and we'll be exclusively playing his brand new track with Evila!


The Bottomless Crates Show 165 - 9/10/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another splendid wireless broadcast lined up tonight for your listening pleasure with melodic ditties from Split Prophets, Herrotics, Dead Players, Kydro, Dr Zygote, Mr Boss, Pro P, Concious Route, Grozwel, Brothers Of The Stone and Verb T amongst others; we debut new feature "Mind Your Ps and Qs" and finish with a stunning live recording of Cracker Jon and 2 Late's set from this years Boom Bap Festival!


The Bottomless Crates Show 164 - 2/10/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Tracks from Sirplus, Oliver Sudden & Datkid, NLP, Voodoo Black, Mr Nobody, Onetzu, Grozwel, Prodigal Sons, Twizzy, Lee Scott & Bill Shakes, Esko, Constant Deviants and a live recording of Skuff's set with Inja at Boom Bap 2013.


The Bottomless Crates Show 163 - 25/9/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

A somewhat plague-infested show this week, but despite the phlegm we've still got loads of new stuff to get through tonight with bangers from Rodney P, Mystro, Somar Retsim, Micall Parknsun, Philly B & Dabbla, Mr Ti2bs, Cheech The Grim Reefer, Dr Zoots, Ken Masters and D'lyfa Reily and a full-length live recording of Cappo's set from this years Boom Bap festival! Kablaow!


The Bottomless Crates Boom Bap Diaries - 13/9/13 - 15/9/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

What can we say about Boom Bap that hasn't already been said? If you weren't there, sit back and enjoy our full-length shows recorded live with some epic guests, live recordings, live cyphers and technical cock-ups as only we do! One love to all who attended, mad props to Ivan & Jack and all the crew, the soundguys, Disorda, DJ Philly, Pete Cannon, Harris Tweed, Jay Panter and all the heads who passed through; you made it one hell of a weekend! When I say Boom.. you say..


The Bottomless Crates Show 162 - 18/9/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

A blistering show tonight as we look back at an amazing weekend at Boom Bap and some banging new tracks as always from the likes of Twizzy, S.U.B and Split Prophets; some very tasty snippets from the sets we recorded from the Boom Bap main stage as well as the full Four Owls set and a superb after-hours cypher with Abnoxshuz Entertainment's Harris Tweed and a murder of random MCs passing through!


The Bottomless Crates Show 161 - 4/9/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

The penultimate Boom Bap warm-up show with brand new tracks from Rick Fury & Lazer, The Strange Neighbour and Twizzy; Bangers from the likes of Life MC ft Reveal, Phili N Dotz, Cappo, Granville Sessions, Defenders Of Style, Mylo Stone & Percy Filth, LDZ, Chester P, Mark Fear, Bill Shakes, Incksalonius, Constant Deviants & more, and we discuss Triad initiations, George Galloway, NE1FM pranks and Richard Prior. Dont ask.


The Bottomless Crates Show 160 - 28/8/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

With the Boom Bap Festival looming ever closer (2 weeks folks!), we continue our trawl through this years performers with another cracking line-up! Inja, Rum Commitee, Mystro, Kashmere, Verb T, Cracker Jon, Onoe Capone and Granville Sessions are amongst the playlist as well as brand new bangers from Inkrument, Smooth Jezza, Sofa King and Manage Caxton & RunOne and a corking turntable demo from DMC champ Jon 1st!


The Bottomless Crates Show 159 - 21/8/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another cracking show tonight as we look ahead to the Boom Bap Festival is just 3 weeks time with a first plough through this years performers and what a list we've got! Rodney P, Skinnyman, Lunar C, Defenders Of Style, Split Prophets, Chester P, Buggsy, Problem Child and Strange U are amongst the playlist as well as brand new bangers from Cheech, Figarate, Live Percenters and Dysfunkshunal Familee and a cracking little demo from DMC champ DJ Switch!


The Bottomless Crates Show 158 - 14/8/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Back again polluting your earholes with another banging selection of rap noises guaranteed to enlighten your otherwise dull and monotone lives. We've got tracks from Kool Herc, Gasp, Brothers Of The Stone, Figarate, Triple Darkness, Ram Ram Saadu, Lee Scott & Bill Shakes, Bamboo Hands, Live Percenters and Hardnoise amongst the gems tonight; Crates In The States with ESKO (hopefully); Boom Bap excitement, frivolity and razor sharp wit as always, and we have a brand new competition to win Yo KTF Raps the new cd by Keep The Faith and a load of other KTF goodies!


The Bottomless Crates Show 157 - 7/8/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Doesn't the weekend come around quick? Back with another hip hop extravaganza tonight with some bombs from Zico, Dead Players, Commission Man, Lee Scott & Bill Shakes, Fourny P, evoL yensiD, C-Mone, Dilligent Fingers, Sparkplug, The Blunkskins, Omus one, Cappo, Beit Nun & Able-8 amongst many others; We announce the winner of our Boom Bap Competition LIVE on air and more blistering topical social commentary as ever.


The Bottomless Crates Show 156 - 31/7/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another week, another show with all the bangers you've come to expect from The Crates including EXCLUSIVES from The Bluntskins and Blah Records, brand new tracks from Benny Diction & Able8, Image, Dead Players, Ruffstylez and Vigilant Promotions and if thats not enough we've also got a cracking LIVE SESSION from Crates favourite and battle rap legend, Northern Structure's EVILEYZ!! As always we'll be chatting to ESKO with more Crates In The States and we'll be giving a few cds away with a bit of a Name that Tune PLUS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO WIN 2 TICKETS FOR BOOM BAP FESTIVAL!!!!!!


The Bottomless Crates Show 155 - 24/7/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Back as ever with another action packed edition of the Crates! summer is definitely here at last so we've got a few tracks to reflect the current mood as well as some absolute killers as you've come to expect from us! Expect bangers from London Posse, Triple Dot Beast, Chester P, Lewis Parker, Seek The Northerner and a shit-load more!


The Bottomless Crates Show 154 - 17/7/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

After a 2 week hiatus The Crates are back with a bang! We've got a load of goodies lined up including a look at the recent re-issue of London Posse's seminal album Gangster Chronicle and we delve into the sublime depths of Cappo & Theorist's G3tout! We also look ahead to this years Boom Bap Festival in September and we have some gems from the likes of Split Prophets, Jehst, Ramson Badbones and Steve Gough, and a blast from the past comes from Kashmere.
We've got a HUGE competition as well this week so get your record button at the ready! You have been warned.


The Bottomless Crates Show 153 - 26/6/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another BIG show with all the gems you'd expect from The Crates as we announce some BIG news we have been keeping under our hat, we look forward to a BIG weekend with Sublevel2, news of a BIG competition you really dont want to miss and a BIG guest on the show as well, none other than North East Legend STIG OF THE DUMP!!!
We have more Crates in the States with ESKO and possibly even a bit of Name That Tune thrown if for good measure! Expect bangers from Cappo, Heavy Links, Big Toast, Seek The Northerner, Elements Raw & Mr CRF, Faze and a snippet from a recent LIVE SESSION from BLACKLISTED!


The Bottomless Crates Show 152 - 19/6/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another killer show for your listening pleasure with more bangers then Mike GLC's mates! We've got a stellar selection lined up including the likes of Heavy Links, Cappo, Figarate, London Posse, Strange U, Towa, Conscious Route, Ramson Badbones and loads more plus an exclusive look at Seek the Northerner's brand new album due out this Friday! We might even have a Name That Tune competition in his honour! Expect more Crates in the States with Esko, BIG Crates news and whatever else comes to mind!


The Bottomless Crates Show 151 5/6/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Onwards towards our 200th show tonight with a load of new bangers from the likes of Cappo & Nappa, Stig, Jack Diggs, Bobby Esmond, Pro P, DJ Rasp, Existence, Spitfire, Jehst, Mr Nobody, Jay Madden & Mic Dyson, Evileyz, Nato and Too Many T's amongst many others; more Crates in the States with ESKO and we'll also be chatting LIVE to one of our favortite artists JESTER JACOBS!


The Bottomless Crates Show 150 - 29/5/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

After a major server failure last week we're back to celebrate tonight and will be giving away loads of CDs we have accumulated over the past 5 years in a Name That Tune extravaganza so make sure you're locked in and on the chatbox from 8pm sharp if you dont want to miss out! We have newness from Jehst, Jay Madden & Mic Dyson, Sonnyjim, Too Many T's, Vino, Phoenix Da Icefire, Mylo Stone & Percy Filth, Constant Deviants, Opposites Attract, My Nobody and a shitload more as well as some new instros courtesy of NSR's Bamboo Hands!


The Bottomless Crates Show 149 15/5/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Back once again..


The Bottomless Crates Show 148 24/4/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

What a show we have lined up for you tonight! All the way from Edinburgh comes a guy we've been huge fans of on The Crates for a lot of years.. step up Conscious Route! Even dropping an old Fugazirum tracks for us as well as showcasing his new material, its one we literally can't wait for! As well as that we also have highlights from The Projekt's Live Session they did for RC50 last night and more Crates In The States with ESKO! On top of all that, expect gems from Mystro & Split Prophets, Melanin 9, Dirty Dike, Jister, Yamin Semali, DL Incognito, Kashmere and we have more Name That Tune japery with the second installment of the Dirty Dike competition!


The Bottomless Crates Show 147 17/4/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Its that time again.. what a week for UK hip hop! Join us at 8 as we dissect the week amongst a top selection of brand new tracks and exclusives from the likes of Mylo Stone & Percy Filth, Kista, Lewis Parker, Dirty Dockers, Yeman Semali, Skyzoo, Mista Smith, Conscious Route and loads LOADS more! We have a brand new Name That Tune competition to win tickets for the upcoming Dirty Dike gig at WHQ, more Crates in the States with ESKO and a few surprises thrown in for good measure!


The Bottomless Crates Show 146 10/4/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Back once again for another show filled with exclusives, promos and brand new tracks from Mylo Stone & Percy Filth, Chris Lucas, Sirplus & Rola, Kista, Dead Residents and loads more including more Name That Tune competition fun to win tickets for Fridays Task Force gig!


The Bottomless Crates Show 145 3/4/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another cracking show as we plough through all the new releases from the Easter period including some EXCLUSIVE tracks you wont hear anywhere else from the likes of Aspects, Cappo & Sam Zircon, Dead Residents, The Skrufz and loads loads more; we have another round of Name That Tune with a top selection of prizes up for grabs, ESKO returns with more Crates in the States after a long hiatus; we have a wicked LIVE SESSION from Rick Fury, A.D.S & Layla Lu and we have a load of gig news and updates courtesy of J-Man who also returns to Crates HQ (again)!


The Bottomless Crates Show 144 27/3/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another superlative show tonight with a Skype chat we've been after for YEARS! Its the one and only NOBSTA NUTTS from The Headcase Lads! If you're unaware of this modern day genius, stay locked in tonight for a Wonky Wax extravaganza! As well as that we'll be playing more Name That Tune to win tickets for the Task Force gig on April 12th and we have a plethora of bangers from the likes of Moriachi & Sniff, Cappo, Aspects, H. Fitz, Constant Deviants, Zilla Rocca and a shitload more!


The Bottomless Crates Show 143 20/3/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another bum-duffer of a show tonight with guest LIVE SESSION from The D4rksyde! Zico will be popping in to chat about this weeks Jehst gig; more Name That Tune goodness with tickets to give away and more bangng tracks from the likes of Twizzy & Ramson Badbonez, Willo Wispa, DJ Rasp, Lews Tewnes & Nobsta Nutts, R-Kiteck, Cappo and LOADS more..


The Bottomless Crates Show 142 13/3/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

The LIVE SESSIONS keep on coming with one we've been looking forward to for a while.. Step up Just-B, H-Man & Davey Blast! As well as that weve also got more ticket to give away in another round of NAME THAT TUNE with part 2 of our Jehst competition and also a new competition to give away a ticket to the Taskforce gig as well so dont miss your chance! Weve got bangers from Pro P, Cappo, Spitfire & Towa, Trellion & Sniff, Melo Malo Paulino, DJ Rasp and an EXCLUSIVE look at the forthcoming album from Twizzy & Ramson Badbones - the Good The Bad and the Ugly; not to mention more gig news and as always (nearly) more Crates in the States with ESKO!


The Bottomless Crates Show 141 6/3/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Yet another banger from Crates HQ tonight as we welcome Steve Potter into the studio to chat about RC-50 and his new bi-weekly TV show, we have a HUGE JEHST ticket competition, details on the forthcoming Taskforce gig, a brand new North East hip hop night from Sublevel and as ever more Crates in the States with ESKO! Expect some killer tracks from the likes of Micall Parknsun, Jehst, Chester P, Trellion & Sniff, Techtonic Plates, Cheech The Grim Reefer, Theme, MAB, The D4rksyde, Joey Bada$$ and a fuckload more, with an impromptu LIVE SESSION from Konfusion! Its the bum duffer (no homo).

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The Bottomless Crates Show 140 27/2/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another banger from Crates HQ tonight with some BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVES from M.A.B's The Dark Side Of My Mind's Eye EP dropping tomorrow plus we'll be speaking to him live on the show! Tracks this week include killers from Spleen, Jinxsta Jx, Gadget, EdXL, The Natural Curriculum, Trellion & Sniff, Nato, Oliver Sudden, Melo Malo Paulino, Skyzoo, Gone Wallace and loads, loads more; we have a Harlem Shake Showdown, more Crates in the States with ESKO and we'll be chatting to super-producer BARZIN live in the studio!


The Bottomless Crates Show 139 20/2/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Step the FUCK back! Live and direct from the brand new Crates HQ we have a massive LIVE showcase featuring TOP performances from SPIDER JAROO, TEXT OFFENDERS, THE SKRUFZ, U CALL ME SIR and more! Its going to go off, trust. Theres more Crates in the States with ESKO, the return of J-Man and some amazing LIVE SESSION news.. if we can fit it all in!

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The Bottomless Crates Show 138 13/2/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another scorcher of a show this week as we interview one of our favourite US rappers at the moment, the awesome SKYZOO about collabs, his new album A Dream Deferred, Graffiti, growing up with Biggie, Spike Lee and loads more; as always we have another selection of the cream of the crop of this weeks new releases, classics and promos including Rewd Adams & The Last Skeptik, Spider Jaroo, Innuendo ft Sprungy, Pro P, Brainfeederz, C-Mone, Satchman, Johnny Darko, Trellion & Figment and a shitload more! On top of that, we have more Crates in the States with ESKO!


The Bottomless Crates Show 137 6/2/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Yet another killer show featuring tracks from Spider Jaroo, Dweller, Big Soap Money, Twizzy, Split Prophets, Hozay, Jehst, Big Daddy Kane, Team Madison, and as ever more Crates in The Stares with ESKO!


The Bottomless Crates Show 136 30/1/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

A show bursting at the seams with loads of top quality brand new underground hip hop including bangers from Dweller, Spider Jaroo, Chris Lucas, George Jetson, Skyzoo, Traff The Wiz, The Shakti, Cappo, Dirty Joe, Mr Ti2bs and a fuckload more and as always more Crates in the States with ESKO!


The Bottomless Crates Radio Show 135 - 23/1/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another massive show lined slightly hampered by technical issues but nonetheless jam packed with some killer tracks from the likes of Rum Commitee, Dweller, J-Man, Joe Snow & Lego, Hozay, Gee Bag, Aems & Rick Fury, Spider Jaroo, Surreal Knowledge, Dirty Dike, Mark Fear ft Ramson Badbones, Unk Artist & Putrid Pete, an EXCLUSIVE track from M.A.B and Koaste, and shitloads more and the launch of our new hip hop problem page 'Yo Kel'!


The Bottomless Crates Radio Show 134 - 16/1/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another TOP show with the long awaited return of J-Man! Weve got a shit hot selection of tracks tonight including Dirty Dike, Abnoxshuz & Techtonic Plates, Dweller, Jester Jacobs, Animated Spittaz, Figarate and LOADS more, We'll also be speaking to Spider Jaroo ahead of the launch of his brand new album and playing some exclusive tracks and there's more from ESKO in another edition of Crates in the States!


The Bottomless Crates Radio Show 133 - 9/1/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

Another killer show lined up tonight live and direct from Crates HQ! Weve got a top selection from the likes of Stig of the Dump, Dweller, Dirty Dike, Ramson Badbones, Killer Mike, Conscious Route, Trellion and shitloads more; weve got more turntable trickery from scratch pioneer Cutmaster Swift; Crates in the States with ESKO and some TOP LIVE SESSION news!


The Bottomless Crates Radio Show 132 - 2/1/13 by The Bottomless Crates on Mixcloud

The Bottomless Crates juggernaut rolls on into our 5th year with another stormer of a show! We'll be perusing a whole catalogue of new releases including Killamari Allstars Vol 2, We have Crates in the States (hopefully) with ESKO, more turntable wizardry from pioneer CUTMASTER SWIFT, North East hip hop from Image, Just B, Figarate, Zico and Poetiks and loads of brand new tracks from the likes of MC Shan & Slicerman, Mystro, Cruger, Verbal Contact, Animated Spitters, Insane Macbeth and a shedload more!