Probably not many of you heard of DJ Rawshark, but he has a pedigree within the UK Hip Hop scene that can't be touched by many. From the earliest days of Low Life records DJ Test has produced some of the most memorable early UK Hip Hop tracks and contributed to production, radio and graphic design as well as dropping some of the choicest cuts around.
Having retired far too soon DJ Rawshark has kept his fins in the water, so to speak, and has occasionally surfaced now and again with delectable mixes at the most un-expected moments. Now these mixes have been collated into one space and can be downloaded now for free. They contain representative tracks conteporary to the time each was produced and contain a mixture of well known tracks and a handful of tracks you won't be familiar with. All interspersed with original interludes and sweetly chopped together.
All together this is a tasty chronicle of a certain genre of Hip Hop over the past decade and a half presented in a mouthwatering and accessible form. Make sure you check these out: