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Tales From Top Billin vol. 3



The third and final episode in the ‘Tales’ saga has been a long time coming and here it finally is. The EP is our favorite so far as we got 3 very special tracks from our international friends and another 3 bangers from within our Helsinki crew.

Baltimore club legend DJ Booman sets it off with an exclusive unreleased version of ‘Pick Em Up’, the 1997 club anthem that became one of the definitive records in the genre. The unforgettable chant combined with the all new and bangin beat is bound to wreck any party and until now the only way to hear this was in Booman’s own sets.

Philly’s very own Emynd has been a Top Billin affiliate for a while and we’re super happy to have him on this EP. ‘What About Tomorrow’ builds on a timeless 80’s classic, starting off with club style chops and soon progressing into housier territory. This one’s for the ladies, no doubt. Emynd also killed it at our club night here, so go ahead and book him.

Another Baltimore hero Scottie B has been a friend and an inspiration for a long time now, so naturally we were more than happy to jump on his and King Tutt’s ‘African Chant’ when we got the chance. The remix features added vocals and percussion elements blended with club style beats and heavy bass, and has been championed by heavyweights such as Diplo and Sinden.

‘Money To Burn’ by DJ Anonymous & Top Billin builds on the massive 2001 dancehall riddim Buy Out. The track has been our secret weapon for a year now and after constant requests it’s finally time to release it to the public. J-Laini & P-Man’s ‘After Laughter’ and Gunplay Productions ‘Who You With (Gangsters)’ both show a clear bassline influence, the first flipping a seminal Wu classic and the second revisiting one of the big grime hits of 2006. The digital release also includes a bonus juke mix of ‘After Laughter’ by Player-Coach.

We think this is our strongest ep so far and hopefully you’ll agree. Look out for new artists, new releases & new styles from the TB camp in the not so distant future.


Artist: Various Artists
Release: Tales From Top Billin vol. 3 (12″ & Digital)
Label: Top Billin Music
Catalog #: TB005

A1. DJ Booman – Pick Em Up (Unreleased mix)
A2. Scottie B & King Tutt – African Chant (Top Billin remix)
A3. Emynd – What About Tomorrow
B1. DJ Anonymous & Top Billin – Money To Burn
B2. DJ J-Laini & P-Man – After Laughter
B3. Gunplay Productions – Who You With
Bonus. DJ J-Laini & P-Man – After Laughter (Player-Coach juke mix)

Tales From Top Billin vol. 3 minimix (192k) (Zshare)

Advance digital promos now available at the Top Billin Shop!

“From Club heat to couple of more melodic tracks I think its the strongest Top Billin release to date.”What About Tomorrow” & “Who You With” will be in heavy rotation – Rico Tubbs

“Top Billin shit is great” – U-Tern

“Top Billin comes correct every time, this EP is crazy!” – Mike B