Nov 2010 05

Aaaah, I bet you were expecting an old school hip hop post. Well, you are incorrect my friends. As wonderful as T.R.O.Y. is, I am “reminiscing” about another one of my favorite periods of music…classic, gut-punching, kick-your-friend-in-the-face, out-of-tune-guitar, vocal squealing, old fashioned PUNK!!! Here’s a great vid of The Misfits to elbow your Aunt Betty in the throat to….cheers, OB

Oct 2010 17

This past week, UK Thursdays had the opportunity of hosting LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad. I’ll be posting video & pics of the show itself soon, but this here photo was taken outside of their (LTJ & Conrad’s) preferred American eatery… That’s right… In-N-Out Burger. I’ve definitely learned that British bass-heads LOVE their In-N-Out Burger. Man… I can relate! This is how I feel about Nando’s!

Anyway, just wanted to show some love for 119 and classic DnB in general. Bo Bo Bo!!!!!!


Sep 2010 28

Shouts to the homie OB for unearthing an old mix of mine a few posts back…I too have a shovel.  Peep what I found in the backyard…

These are links to two early mixtapes (for real, tapes!) of mine from ’93 and ’94 (I think).  The tracklistings are long gone, but for those of you into a ragga jungle type sound from back then please give these a try.  Let me know what you think.

Respect to for posting these ancient artifacts.

Special shouts to Rob One (RIP) for cover art…I am sure there is a Rob One post coming in the future – watch the blog.

Josh Swissman

Sep 2010 21

As I quickly approach my birthday (tomorrow…& no, what age I’m turning is not important), I find myself looking back more & more when it comes to music not only for inspiration but to bring back those wonderful “glory days” memories….so on that note, here is a chune that brings me back to the grimey sweaty “junglist ’til I die” warehouse rave days…big up Swiss!!!



Top Cat – Push Up Yu Lighter (Jungle Remix – 160kbps)

Sep 2010 21

What’s up world…this is my first offering up on what is sure to be the illest blog on the planet next week (really?!), followed up by what is sure to be the illest label on the planet the week after that (oh word?!).  I’m just playin, I’ve never been one for egos and bragging, but I am excited about what my boys and I are up to here at 119 Sound.

A quick word about me though since none of you know who I am…I’m an old man named Josh Swissman and I am a junkie music digger who has been trying to figure out these turntables since the mid 80’s.  I’ve amassed thousands upon thousands of CD’s and at least three times as many records that span a ton of genres (look for some more specifics about the collection in later posts).  The cool part about being down with music that is all over the map is that you can select a little bit of the best from a lot of different styles and you can create something that is better than the sum of its parts.

That brings me to what OB, King, J.Paul and I want to accomplish with 119 Sound.  If we do this right, we will be taking a little bit of what we think is the best from a lot of different genres and putting them together in a collection of beats that hopefully make you move.  This isn’t a new idea…many have done it before.  In fact, let’s go back to 1982 for a minute to talk about six guys that did the same thing and ended up making one of my favorite tracks of all time.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you “Rockin’ It” by The Fearless Four (yes there were six members in The Fearless Four).  Hip Hop was in an interesting spot back in the early 80’s and there was a ton of experimentation going on with the style as many artists tried to shed the disco image and sound that had come to characterize the music in the preceding years.  These guys went all the way across the Atlantic to liberate an unlikely sample from the seminal Kraftwerk tune “The Man-Machine” to define a new sound that was disparate in its ingredients, but couldn’t sound more put together in its result.

Fearless Four – Rockin’ It

Sometimes you gotta look backward before you make plans to go forward…look for us to build on this idea that The Fearless Four and others like them set forth many years ago with 119 Sound.

Josh Swissman