The Hip Hop Zone

Another Zumbathon Completed!

Well, we did it again! Another 12 hours of Zumba completed, this time for the Chestnut Tree House, a Children’s Charity. As always, it was an amazing experience, and I’d like to say a big thank you to all who sponsored me.

Another Zumbathon Completed!2016-10-14T09:25:58+00:00

H2Z#23… Da Bomb!…

Da Bomb!….with tracks by…Bombay Bassment, Omega Dub Experience, Sound Liberation, Boss Bass, Ecoalaize, MC Idle, Snareophobe, Rhythum, Publish the Quest,  Certain Folk, Elemint.

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H2Z#23… Da Bomb!…2018-04-20T12:45:16+00:00

Zumbathon 2013 Appeal

Chestnut Tree HouseChestnut Tree HouseI’m taking part in a 12-hour Zumbathon in aid of a Children’s Cancer Charity.

Please sponsor me at

Zumbathon 2013 Appeal2018-04-20T12:45:16+00:00

Zumbathon 2013 Appeal

I’m taking part in a 12-hour Zumbathon in aid of a Children’s Cancer Charity.

If you can please sponsor me at

Zumbathon 2013 Appeal2018-04-20T12:45:17+00:00

H2Z#22… Word…

H2Z#22... Word...
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Word…with Tracks by…..Marcus J Gilligan, C-Doc, Mwati, Shaaban, Rosine Minga, Incha Kevon, Beya Tshibuabua, Samaritain, Benjino AK, Herleo Muntu, Fiction 20 Down, Marvel Years, The Impossebulls, J-K, Soviet, Uri Green, Adrià Canet.

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H2Z#22… Word…2018-04-20T12:45:25+00:00

H2Z#21… Out Of The Blue…

H2Z#21... Out Of The Blue...

Out Of The Blue…with Tracks by….. POST, Frenic, Flex Vextor, DJ Def Chad, C-Doc, Texture, J-K, Ciel Rouge, DJ Aslan, Sivion, Aayu.

H2Z#21… Out Of The Blue…2018-04-20T12:45:26+00:00

We did it!

Well…. it was an amazing weekend Zumba-ing!  185 people registered, plus there was a great support team or timekeepers, witnesses, food providers, sponsors and general hangers on, but it was all worth it. We’ll know by the end of October whether Guinness have accepted it’s a world record, but even without that title we will have raised over $14,000 for the hospice. I managed 11.5 hours, but a select few did the whole 36.6 hours.  Just awesome!

If you’ve still not yet sponsored me and wish to do so then click here.  Thanks very much to those who already have.

We did it!2018-04-20T12:45:32+00:00

H2Z#20… End…

H2Z#20... End...

End…With tracks by…  Lucid Music, Lata, Kou Chou Ching, Bounty Killer, Ben Z, Sydetrack Beats of Brisbane, Dr Kananga, Cyph4, Deluxe, LBone, Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Ebrios de Tinta, Conspiracy Of Mind, Chinese Man, Oh-Neco, Minoo, Break Asymmetry, Ganga, Deeb, Sev Statik, Gangstagrass, T.O.N.E-z, Bart Knight, Karonada, Coehn & Foehrb, Kayaan, Burning Bright, Leadsmen, Sergian, Ripper, Mr Moods & Julie Moffitt, Suhov, KillBill and Rav, Ten Years Coming, Chill Clinton, Lucky Mike, Oddatee, Faceless and Ultimatums, Sphinx Guiliano, Dejection.

  1. 00:00:00  Showtime, by Lucid Music.  Pittsburgh, USA.  [IODA Promonet]
  2. 00:07:22  Need, by Ben Z (Beat by Sydetrack Beats of Brisbane) . Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
  3. 00:11:33  Beaumont is Alive, by Dr Kananga. Toulouse, France.  [Jamendo]
  4. 00:16:06  Polishing Peanuts (feat. Cyph4), by Deluxe. Aix en Provence, France. [Chinese Man Records]
  5. 00:20:09  Diese Melodie, by LBone. Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany.  [Jamendo]
  6. 00:23:23  Ganesh Is Fresh (feat. Jai Uttal), by MC Yogi.  USA.  [IODA Promonet]
  7. 00:28:05  Tocando el cielo, by Ebrios de Tinta. Valencia, Spain. [Jamendo]
  8. 00:31:17  Angry Mob, by Conspiracy Of Mind (Just1 and Nevahmind). US/Sweden. [23 Seconds]
  9. 00:34:38  Get Up, by Chinese Man. France. [Chinese Man Records]
  10. 00:38:24  Magic (feat. Oh-Neco), by Minoo. Poland. [Mad-Hop]
  11. 00:40:58  Booby Trap, by Break Asymmetry[Good Netlabels]
  12. 00:43:41  All I Want Is To Forget, by Ganga. (from Black Firestarters). [Jamendo]
  13. 00:48:29  Masra7 Deeb, by Deeb (prod. by Gen K). Egypt. [Bandcamp]
  14. 00:51:51  Say Peace, by Sev Statik. Albany, New York, USA. [Bandcamp]
  15. 00:54:59  I’m Gonna Put You Down, by Gangstagrass Featuring T.O.N.E-z. New York, USA.
  16. 00:58:42  Fight Club (remix by Bart Knight), by Karonada. Russia.  [Soundcloud]
  17. 01:01:21  Alles nur Fassade (All Is Just A Facade) , by Coehn & Foehrb. Berlin, Germany.  [Jamendo]
  18. 01:04:26  The Next Stage, by Kayaan. Palestine. [IODAPromonet]
  19. 01:07:33  Apathetic, by Burning Bright. Edinburgh, Scotland. [Black Lantern]
  20. 01:10:59  Words Unspoken, by Leadsmen. Amersterdam & Rotterdam, Netherlands. [Beats Broke]   [IODA Promonet]
  21. 01:13:56  Mi e dor (feat. Sergian), by Ripper. (Anghel Sergiu) Livadea, Romania. [Soundcloud]
  22. 01:16:11  Slow Down Mix, by Mr Moods & Julie Moffitt. Qubec, Canada.[Dusted Wax]
  23. 01:21:34  Exx-Fuck, by Suhov. Szeged, Hungary. [Budabeats]
  24. 01:24:42  Kicks, by KillBill and Rav.  Walterboro, South Carolina, USA / London, England. [Soundcloud]
  25. 01:27:31  Ninety-Four Drums Of Death, by Ten Years Coming. [Blocsonic]
  26. 01:31:42  The Pursuit of Happiness (feat. Chill Clinton), by Lucky Mike. Mannheim, Germany. [Kreislauf Organization]
  27. 01:34:34  The Odd, by Oddatee. New Jersey, USA.  [Jarring Effects]
  28. 01:37:44  Our Roads (Remix by Bart Knight), by Faceless and Ultimatums. Russia. [Soundcloud]
  29. 01:41:09  Not Just Who You See (feat. Sphinx Guiliano), by Ben Z & Dejection. Madison, Wisconsin, USA / Darmstadt, Germany. [Bandcamp]

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H2Z#20… End…2018-04-20T12:45:32+00:00

H2Z#19… World…

H2Z#19... World...

World…With tracks by… Oh-Neco, Minoo, Poldoore, Rawsoul, Realysm, Ears, Dziga,  MC Shot, Nomist, Mouth Warren, Theory Hazit, Bart Knight, Faceless and Ultimatums.

H2Z#19… World…2018-04-20T12:45:33+00:00

H2Z#18… Daydreams…

Daydreams…With tracks by… Chill Clinton, Lucky Mike, Jozi,  Bojkez, Bart Knight, Karonada, 100dbs, Ryan-ONeil,  Degiheugi, Hangar 18, SB.

H2Z#18… Daydreams…2018-04-20T12:45:34+00:00

H2Z#17… Summertime…?

Summertime…With tracks by… Dirty Porcelain, Tirade and C-Doc, coLEmanmmusic Project, Jogja Hip Hop Foundation, Elenika, Sev Statik, Hunke, Ben Z, Balkan Fanatik.

H2Z#17… Summertime…?2018-04-20T12:45:41+00:00

H2Z#16… Rediscovering…

Rediscovering…With tracks by… Ten Years Coming, Lost Soul Refuge, Qrro, Paurini, Cutty Ranks, Evil Minds, Mic Mac, Mouth Warren, Wonder Brown, QualooD.

H2Z#16… Rediscovering…2018-04-20T12:45:42+00:00

The YouTube Zone

One of the strong recommendations from The Great Escape conference sessions last week was that music podcasts should be uploaded to YouTube, because it’s the second biggest search engine, after Google.  So I’m experimenting with a couple of episodes of DSZ, TDZ and H2Z.  Check them out and please tell me what you think!

The YouTube Zone2016-10-14T09:27:01+00:00

H2Z#15a… Bouncin’…

H2Z#15… Bouncin’… with tracks by… Human Pet, Chill Bump, Oldy Clap Recordz, The Overseers, Tha Silent Partner,Sergian, Ripper, Roc Doogie,Killabeatz, Combat Collins, Flame.

Sorry for incorrectly uploading the wrong podcast on the 20th of April.Big thanks to Giampaolo Coppini for spotting it and telling me!

H2Z#15a… Bouncin’…2018-04-20T12:45:43+00:00

H2Z#14… Raw…

With tracks by… Skoob Le Roi, Tomapam, LeYan, LBone, Haiku d’etat, WinStrong, Opa!, Milo Firewater, DJ Grouch, DL Incognito, Zoën, Foreign Legion, Celcius 7.

H2Z#14… Raw…2018-04-20T12:45:45+00:00

H2Z#13… Sidetracked…

With tracks by… Beat Rabbi , DeepSpace5, Kayaan.,InDeLiBLe, Ben Z , Sydetrack Beats, Noah’s Boat, Moni Schmidt, Barbara Biero, Agg Productions, Celcius 7.

H2Z#13… Sidetracked…2018-04-20T12:45:46+00:00

H2Z#12… Kicks…

With tracks by… KillBill, Rav, Walaa Sbeit, Kayaan, Attwenger, K.I.N.G. Kronos, Dr. B, Ben Z, KVZE, Anitek, Afera, Cyph4, Deluxe.

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H2Z#12… Kicks…2018-04-20T12:45:50+00:00

H2Z#11… Unspoken…

With tracks by… Leadsmen, DJ Agent 86, Salah Erawi, Baba DJB, Lucid Music, Suhov, Sphinx the Unfathomable, Dr. B, Ben Z, Mr Chimp.

H2Z#11… Unspoken…2018-04-20T12:45:51+00:00

H2Z#10… Telekinesis…

With tracks by… Hip Hop Hoodios, Samy Saga, Gangstagrass, T.O.N.E-z, Mr Chimp, Spectateur, Mistah Vee, Dr Kananga, Mr Mood, Julie Moffitt,  Lucid Music.

H2Z#10… Telekinesis…2018-04-20T12:45:54+00:00

Moop Mama!

Thanks to a great article by Peter Withoutfield over at Blog Rebellen, I’ve started listening to a great album by Munich based “Urban Brass” band Moop Mama.

The album is called “Deine Mutter” and it’s a really clever combination of sounds with 7 wind instruments, 2 drummers and 1 MC, playing in a jazzy, funky, hip-hop stylee that is just excellent.  Granted, I can’t understand a word the MC is rapping about, but that doesn’t really matter to me (as listeners to PCP will know!). I really think you should check them out.

If you want to hear what a glorious noise they make, then listen to the track on soundcloud below:
Geh mit uns – live @ Cirkus Krone München by MoopMama

Moop Mama!2018-04-20T12:46:01+00:00

H2Z#9… It’s Showtime…

With tracks by… Lucid Music, Ears, Coehn & Foehrb, Mr Moods, Burning Bright, Phunny Money, MC Yogi, Anitek.

H2Z#9… It’s Showtime…2018-04-20T12:46:01+00:00

H2Z#8… Need…

With tracks by… Ben Z, Suhov, Okayplayer Allstars, Dead Pawn Company, Anima Sound System, CueFX, MC Yogi, Lewis McCallum.

H2Z#8… Need…2018-04-20T12:46:03+00:00

H2Z#7… Sleaze or Tea?

With tracks by… Suhov, Slightly Stoopid, PriXL, Tom Caruana, Objbox, The Honorable Sleaze, SN & Max S, Molokoband.

H2Z#7… Sleaze or Tea?2018-04-20T12:46:05+00:00

One Million Downloads and Counting!

I’m always amazed at just how many people download my podcasts.  At the end of last year I was really pleased to see the number of downloads had doubled year-on-year from 233,293 in 2009 to 504,862 in 2010.  I was wondering if the trend would stay the same or decrease, but I’m even more amazed to say that it’s increased and during August 2011, the one million download mark was passed. In total there have been 1,111,257 downloads of the PCP, TDZ, DSZ and H2Z  shows, up to end of August 2011.

That’s not to say it’s all plain sailing. There have been some troughs as well as peaks in downloads over the years, and there’s been a massive drop in downloads of The Hip Hop Zone in the last month.

Nevertheless, I’d like to say a big “Thank You” to everyone who listens, to those that send me emails or website comments and share their love for the shows, and especially to the excellent artists, who make the shows possible.  If you especially love an artist or a track then please do follow the links in the show notes and say “Hi” to them! They will love you for it.

If you want to see the stats show by show then click here.

One Million Downloads and Counting!2018-04-20T12:46:05+00:00

H2Z#6… Stand…

With Tracks by… Burning Bright, Man In The Attic, Jimmy The Fingers, HighMas, Skripnik & Phonsen, Anitek, Kou Chou Ching, Lata, Project Divinity.

H2Z#6… Stand…2018-04-20T12:46:06+00:00

Please welcome: Angel Dust Records

I’ve been thinking about this for ages, but it’s taken a spot of cajoling from the likes of Clithers and my son, Mikey, to finally kick me into action: I have started a netlabel.

Two weeks ago, I registered the domain, started building the site and contacting some of my favourite artists. Since then I’ve figured out where the releases should be posted, how the music gets uploaded, sorted out creative commons licenses and legal agreements and BOOM! ….. the first release from Angel Dust Records has been released today.

[adr-001] Various Artists – Dust Particles, Volume One is a 6 track EP featuring some of my absolute favourite dub and dubstep tracks. You can download it today from Angel Dust Records and, over the next few days, I’ll be releasing it via other online sources.

A big thanks to Dr Remix, Mastermind XS, Baby Arm Sound System, Phoniandflore, 303db and Secret Archives of the Vatican for taking this leap of faith with me. Special thanks to Vince Millet (from SAotV) for the excellent artwork.

I hope you, the listener, will enjoy the first release. I’m now on the lookout for more artists for [adr-002]. If you have a recommendation, please drop me an email:


Please welcome: Angel Dust Records2018-04-20T12:46:07+00:00

H2Z#5… Get Up…

With Tracks by… L Bone, Man Mantis, Secondhead, Chinese Man, Tony Mahoney, Fort Minor, MoShang, Aniteck, Deeb.

  1. Diamanten, by LBone. Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany. [Jamendo]
  2. Cities Without Houses, by Man Mantis. Madison, Wisconsin, USA. [Bandcamp]
  3. Dubjazz, by Secondhead. Prague, Czech Republic. [Jamendo]
  4. Down, by Chinese Man. France. [Chinese Man Records]
  5. Delusions, by Tony Mahoney . UK. [Dusted Wax]
  6. Remember The Name, by Fort Minor (MoShang Chinese Chill Mix). Taiwan. [Asian Variations]
  7. Destination, by Anitek. Morristown, USA. [Jamendo]
  8. Bilady, by Deeb (prod. by Arketekt). Egypt. [Bandcamp]

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H2Z#5… Get Up…2018-04-20T12:46:08+00:00

H2Z#4… Symmetry…

With Tracks by…Tha Silent Partner, Chinese Man, Oddatee, Break Asymmetry, Mr Moods, Bleubird, Elliot, Darkstorm & Diabolic.

H2Z#4… Symmetry…2018-04-20T12:46:10+00:00

Video Interview in Berlin, #tasseier, May 2011

Here’s the interview I did with Volker Tripp from the iD.EOLOGY Netlabel when I was in Berlin for the May #tassebier meetup. Big thanks to Peter Withoutfield from BlogRebellen for the filming and editing!

Pete Cogle Interview from Blogrebellen on Vimeo.

Video Interview in Berlin, #tasseier, May 20112018-04-20T12:46:10+00:00

H2Z#3… Totally On It…

With Tracks by…Ebrios de Tinta, Mr Moods, Eclectic Method, Chuck D, Psykeone, Ishu, Anitek, God Man Who, Deeb .

H2Z#3… Totally On It…2018-04-20T12:46:17+00:00

A cup of beer (or two) in Berlin

I’m off again to Berlin next week and I really looking forward to meeting up with some Berlin netlabelists, musicians, podcasters and bloggers at one of their #tassebier (a cup of beer) meet-ups.

It all started with the interview I did in pcp#344 when I talked to Volker and Dub One! from Id.OEOLOGY and I told them I hoped to be back in the city again soon, and it would be good to talk over a beer.

Well that time has come, and Volker has invited a load of his fellow netaudio friends to join in.  It’s even been blogged about on the website by Peter Withoutfield, so if you’re in the area, come and join us:

Time: Monday 23rd May from 8pm
Location: Fire Bar, Krausnickstraße 5, 10115 Berlin Location: Fire Bar, Nick Kraus Strasse 5, 10115 Berlin
Google Places Profile

A cup of beer (or two) in Berlin2018-04-20T12:46:18+00:00

H2Z#2… Boom!…

With Tracks by…Mos Dub, DJ Code, Texture, Dr Kananga, Slomo, Hypoetical, Szubrawy Kot, Anitek.

H2Z#2… Boom!…2018-04-20T12:46:19+00:00


Yes, a new zone has been officially opened at The Podcast Factory. This monthly 8-track mix will feature some of the best creative commons and netlabel Hip Hop you’ve not yet heard on the internet.

With Tracks by… Conspiracy Of Mind, Cube, Wagawaga, Jimmy Penguin, Ganga, Rotes, Thallus and DJ Titoff.


H2Z#1… Welcome To The Hip Hop Zone…

Yes, a new zone has been officially opened at The Podcast Factory.  This monthly 8-track mix will feature some of the best creative commons and netlabel Hip Hop you’ve not yet heard on the internet.

With Tracks by… Conspiracy Of Mind, Cube, Wagawaga, Jimmy Penguin, Ganga, Rotes, Thallus and DJ Titoff.

H2Z#1… Welcome To The Hip Hop Zone…2018-04-20T12:46:21+00:00
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