Monday, November 23, 2015

Paul Rootsical & Ras Dan-I - Midnight Session - November 2015

Paul Rootsical & Ras Dan-I - Midnight Session feat. Marius MC. 13 November 2015. 
Roots soundtape from Kaleidoscope session at the New Beehive Bradford.
Strictly roots set. Conscious mic from Bradford sound system veteran Dan-I & Marius MC. Rhythm track old and new like the Slavemaster (Volcano), Disobey (Rebelmadiaq) and the Ganja Morning (Green Lion) - an inventive relick of Desi Roots' classic Weedfields (also played here). Taxi Gang hit Baltimore also gets a dusting off as the Lion Inna Den (Iron Gate Sound). More excursions on the Rope In (Clive Hunt & Xterminator), I Know Myself + Praise Ye Jah (Xterminator), Jah Love/Warn the Nation (Prophet/Massive B), Truth & Rights (Studio1/Massive B), General Penitentiary (Penthouse/Sly&Robbie) and finishing up with the Twinkle Brothers' thunderous Faith Can Move Mountains + dub. 

It was a good night all round. More thanks to Dan-I, Marius, Spaceport7, Selector Big Bri and all the Kaleidoscope Crew. Roll on the next party on December 11th.

114 minutes.

Spaceport7 set on the same night...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Legion 16 presents... Season of Life Part 2 - DJ Irie Dread 2015

Legion 16 Movement & DJ Irie Dread 2015.
The Irie Dread come again with the long-awaited second installment of the Season of Life mixtape series. Non-stop fresh roots reggae & one-drop mix it up with vybz tune... Some big riddim like the On the Corner (Ghetto Youths), Still Bones (House of Riddim), Cardiac Keys (DJ Chrome), Dem Talking (Reggaeland), Honey Pot (Silly Walks), Ice Cold (Loud City), Heavenless (Flash Hit) and Green Lion Crew's amazing Ganja Morning, a remake of the Desi Roots Weedfields.classic. There's also a hot Irie Dread dubplate on the Far East
Rocking vibrations!!

 Continuous mix  57 minutes.
More love and blessing Irie and all the crew. Pure niceness a gwarn..

Monday, November 16, 2015

Phil Pratt All Stars - Reggae Showcase Super 1969-76

Phil Pratt All Star Showcase. The best of Sunshot. Comprehensive selection of killers on the legendary Sunshot and Channan Jah labels. Draws on the influential producer's output during the early reggae era, the transition from melodious rocksteady to the more militant roots music. With the Sunshot Band (the future Revolutionaries) and Bobby Kalphat providing cutting edge rhythm tracks, Pratt was able to call on the leading vocalists and deejays of the day but, like close contemporaries Lee Perry, Glen Brown, Sidney Crooks, Bunny Lee and Niney, wasn't afraid to experiment and give opportunity to lesser known artists. His sound is notable for enduring vocal quality over choppy, solid roots riddim. Of interest here is the emergence of  of the 'flying cymbals' drum sound. Good balance of singers, deejays and version. Great riddim like Strange Things, What About the Half, Black Magic Woman, Envious, Talk About Love, Artibella, Heart is Gone, Going the Wrong Way, etc...

 Continuous mix. Total 280 minutes.
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BIG UP CAZZY a big thanks for the comments. Keep sharing the links... ;)

Glen Brown - Godson Mixtape 1972-76

Glen Brown - Godson Mixtape 1972-76. Exhaustive compilation of early 70s classics from the Rhythm Master, Glen Brown... Vocal, deejay, version and dubwise in a trujly original style. Nuff melodica and horns. Riddim pon riddim, version pon version...Excursions on the tuffest blueprint roots riddims: Slaving, Merry Up, Dirty Harry, Boat To Progress, Midnight In Moscow, One One Cocoa, Father's Call, Glen Brown At The Crossroads, Pantomine Rock, 2Wedden Skank, etc... Pantomine, Dwyer, Shalimar and High School International labels. Top singers & deejays, knockout dubs by King Tubby.

Continuous mix. Total 220 minutes. Repost...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kazam Davis - One Way (Jamrockvybz 2015)

Kazam Davis - One Way (Jamrockvybz Records 2015). 
Crucial new roots selection by rootsman Kazam. Superb! 

  Ancient Warriors 10 track EP (EDB Ent. 2014)

Respect due

Jully Black & Tanya Stephens - BomBom Rmx

Jully Black & Tanya Stephens - BomBom Rmx 2015...
Two dancehall divas team up for an explosive update of the Bam Bam riddim. In the spirit of the Sister Nancy original this is a pure vybz tune, guaranteed to nice up dances everywhere..
 Jully Black Entertainment Inc.


Blessed love Jully - thnx 4 links

Jethro Lion - Cyaan Crucify + Sweet Reggae Music

Jethro Lion - Cyaan Crucify / Sweet Reggae Music.
Singer, musician and producer Jethro Lion drops two brand new conscious one-drop/reggae selections. The world is in trouble but positive reggae music deh ya still... More love Jethro Lion a bring.... ''.to all reggae lovers and lovers of good music at large this is a world anthem''.
Cyaan Crucify/Ghetto Story

Sweet Reggae Music

Maximum respect to Lion & the Ital Vibrations Crew, Lagos Nigeria. 
blessed love

Friday, November 6, 2015

REGGAE EXPLOSION @ the New Beehive Bradford 13/11/2015

 @ the New Beehive Bradford Friday 13th November
KALEIDOSCOPE are back at the Beehive for our monthly session, rocking Lumb Lane again with sweet reggae music (and things are as they should be...)., and this time we come armed with a new system ...lava!! 

Its a reggae dancehall party. 100% POSITIVE GOOD-TIME REGGAE VYBZ.
Foundation classics, dancehall favorites and modern roots & one-drop. 

A BIG invite to each & every one... ALL MASSIVE, ALL CREW
9 - LATE

SPACEPORT7 juggle tune after tune in him own style.
 SELECTOR BIG BRI mix up the old & new throwing in nuff Upstter selection.
PAUL ROOTSICAL back on a roots tip - version galore.  
Watch out for a NINEY THE OBSERVER SPECIAL this time!

Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87
 Twitter: @Siamrootsical & @Spaceport7

check #BigUpBradford


No slackness, no negativity - just a positive good-time ting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

80s & 90s Old School Classic Reggae Dancehall by Selector JarrettMC

 80s & 90s Old School Classic Reggae Dancehall Volume 1 by Selector JarrettMC.
1 Hour Of The Biggest Riddims & Artists - 80s & 90s Legends - No Sirens Or Horns Just Pure Tune !! Excursions on riddim like the Far East, Sleng Teng, Golden Hen, Fresh, Ba Ba Boom, and nuff, nuff more...


80s & 90s Old School Classic Reggae Dancehall Mixtape Volume 2.  

More killer vinyl selections. Man like Nitty Gritty, Major Worries, Barrington Levy, Daddy Tar, Ackie, Mikey General among others. Riddim like Mr Bassie, Tempo, Zigzawya and more cuts on the Ba Ba Boom. WELL RUFF...

Thanks & Respect due..

Friday, October 30, 2015

Turbulence - Higher Trod Mixtape 1998-2007

The first of two Turbulence roots and reality mixtapes, charting the gifted singjay's career from 1998 to 2007. Emerging out of Phillip Burrell's Xterminator camp circia 1997-98 in the wake of Sizzla and Luciano, et al, Turbulence suffered under-exposure right into 2004, despite the release of several albums. Breakthrough was at last achieved with the -hit Notorious. Hits like Got The Love (with Sasha) & X-Girlfriend followed in 2006-07. 

New roots and one drop riddims predominate here with forays onto the dancehall also. Nuff lyrics. Collaborating artists include: The Higher Trod Family, Lutan Fyah, LMS, Sasha, Anthony B, Bushman, Luciano, Chezidek, Tafari, Perfect and Digital Ancient. Features a lNotorious megamix. Label like Xterminator, Silly Walks, Tad's, etc etc.

Continuous mix. 157 minutes.
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Saturday, October 17, 2015


KALEIDOSCOPE LIVE SESSIONS - August-October 2015. The vibes have been growing this fall as word's gotten out about our monthly dances @ New Beehive Bradford. Host selectors Spaceport7, Selector Big Bri & Paul Rootsical were aided & abetted by JarrettMC & Stevie Metro along with MC Urban Vox outta Leeds who helped lift the vybz by several notches. Longtime Inspirational Sounds chanter Ras Dan-I pass through also, bringing some irie Papa Briggy style chat to the area. Our thanks & MAXIMUM RESPECT go out to you all... boom.

The Paul Rootsical section is  from 3 nights. Opens with some rootsical favourites old & new then moves into pure 80s-90s digital dancehall with vybzing from Dan-I. The last set is a more typical SiamRootsical riddim old-and-new ting, with versatile mic commandant Urban Vox riding the versions in fine style.


Spaceport7 come down with an irie roots & nu-roots selection.

Vinyl maestro Selector Big Bri rock it inna different style with a collection of mainly Upsetter related sides.

Selector Big Bri-Live @ Kaleidoscope-Reggae, Bradford 2015-10-09 by Spaceport7 on Mixcloud

 Stevie Metro & JarrettMC mashed it up on the night alongside deejay Urban Vox. Stevie warm up with some wicked roots selection before blazing up with some dancehall scorchers. Probably the set of the night! Nuff respect man..

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Reggae Party with KALEIDOSCOPE @ New Beehive Bradford 09/10/15

KALEIDOSCOPE @ New Beehive Bradford Friday 09/10/15.
Kaleidoscope present... our monthly REGGAE DANCEHALL PARTY 
 a BIG invite to each & every one... ALL MASSIVE, ALL CREW

@ New Beehive Cellar Bar, Westgate, Bradford

9 til LATE
All Welcome
 The vybz increase..
Join us this Friday for another night of rocking reggae and dancehall music. 

Spaceport7 modern roots-dancehall & one-drop selections. 
Selector Big Bri 70s roots & 80s dancehall.  
Paul Rootsical come inna ruffneck 80s digital style for the night.
JarrettMC strictly raggamuffin business.
Stevie T modern roots & dancehall classics.
 Urban Vox

No slackness, no negativity - strictly a positive good-time ting!

-Keeping it Rootical-
Increase the peace!


So run go tell u friend... Cya there

Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87
 Twitter: @Siamrootsical & @Spaceport7

check #BigUpBradford

 Kaleidoscope: 2nd Friday each month

Richie Spice - Youths Dem So Cold Remix by SEED ORGANIZATION

Richie Spice - Youths Dem So Cold Remix by SEED ORGANIZATION (Winnipeg, Canada). Great refix of the roots classic inna dubstep fashion.

Check out the @theseedorg website for plenty tuff remix & mixtapes on their Green House label..
Nuff respect to Seed & thnx 4 the vybz.....

Monday, September 28, 2015

Free Up The Prisoners Mixtape 2010 Re-upped

Free Up The Prisoners Mixtape 2010. New roots and one-drop selections. Highlights include Buju tributes from Cocoa Tea & Anthony B, Anthony John's Meditation Spree and Anthony Able's excellent Negril Jail. Pure vibes from Nicky Silk on Free. Riddim include: Caribbean (IrieVibrations), Vineyard Town (Maximum Sound), Boops (JukeBoxx), Jah Jah See Dem A Come (Fireball) and Blessing (Sista).  

Buju gets 10 hard ones in Florida but may be out by 2017. The Gargamel seh.. "the days that lie ahead are filled with despair, but I have courage and grace and I'm hopeful, and that is sufficient to carry me through". Jah Cure came up with his most enduring songs when inside. May Buju also get inspiration from his music find the strength to go through. Its not an easy road......

 Continuous mix 79 minutes.. Repost

Monday, September 21, 2015

Old Time Something Come Back Again - AND AGAIN...

Old Time Something Come Back Again. That classic old-time rocksteady revival sound hit BIG in 2009! A balance of good-time party vibes and roots & reality tunes here, nowadays artists and veterans. Fresh re-licks of enduring riddims like Rocksteady (Chet), The Whip (Luv Messenger), 007-Shanty Town (Pow Pow), Rudeboy, A Message to You (Supersonic Sounds), Sweetie Come Brush Me (God Bless), Love Line (G-String) and Show Love (Iration). Revisits Cherry Oh Baby (Digital B & Shocking Vibes) from the 90s... Version a fall like rain... Mojo Morgan makes a solid solo contribution on Rude Bwoy while Taxi Records' singer Courtney John takes us way back.....

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Rudy Lee - Get Wise (Lion Den LP 1991)

Rudy Lee - Get Wise. I've ripped this hard to find UK digital dancehall vocal LP from 1991. 

The debut release on The Lion Den records is a tight & coherent set that definitely deserves a 2nd listen. Gussie Clarke & Dennis Star style rhythm tracks. Mainly reality songs, including a blast against the Poll Tax, with soundbwoy tunes and a couple of lovers selections..

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Reggae Dancehall Party in Bradford 11/09/15 @ New Beehive

Kaleidoscope present... another REGGAE DANCEHALL PARTY
@ New Beehive, Westgate, Bradford
Friday 11/09/2015
All Welcome

We're back at the Beehive this Friday for another night of rocking reggae and dancehall music.
Spaceport7 will be juggling a heady mix of modern roots-dancehall selections. Vinyl specialist Selector Big Bri is armed & ready with nuff roots & 80s dancehall vibes. Paul Rootsical deh ya, mixng down fresh one-drop & nu roots with classics from the foundation. Guest selector on the night.

Our dateabase full so bring on ur requests.. ..

we got the version sides line up already
MC anywhere come down.
No slackness, no negativity - strictly a positive good-time ting!
-Keeping it Rootical-

So run go tell u friend... Cya there
Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87
 Twitter: @Siamrootsical & @Spaceport7
 Kaleidoscope: 2nd Friday each month

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Timeless Reggae Show on with King David

Everyone tune into the Timeless Reggae Show on
Host King David nice up the airwaves in the Steel City each & every Wednesday 8-10pm GMT with irie, positive reggae selections from across the years. My kinda radio... 
Broadcasting online to the UK and audiences worldwide on

Each show has a different focus. This 'Easy Skankin' episode from August has a definite reggae-dancehall flava. Pure vybz business. Selector keeps it tight throughout, visiting nuff hits along the way. Plenty D. Brown, Frankie P, Half Pint...




Friday, August 21, 2015

Never Get Weary 2015

I & I Never Get Weary 2015. Its been a few months since I put a fresh mix out as I've been preoccupied with the Kaleidoscope nights, among other things. This one's built around my sets there last weekend when we failed to get a live recording on the night. A multi-era collection, mixing up old with new and nuff between... Starts with rootsy selections before moving onto more upbeat reggae-dancehall vibes later. Plenty version excursions & nuff big tune.

Juggling the Bucket Bottom (Fine Style/Freedom Sounds/Irie Ites) with a deadly new cut from Mark Wonder's fine new LP for Nowtime Sound. Penthouse come strong again with updates of  El Shaddai, Culture's Natty Never Get Weary, Miss Wire Waist (Impact/Penthouse) and Horace Andy's Every Tongue Shall Tell featuring a notable return to the mic stand for the Lone Ranger! Digital B does a ruff new relick of the Dub Organizer played here alongside older cuts on Digital B, Upsetter, Impact & Jammys. Other riddim like the Herb Family (More Life), Love Me Forever/Hit The Road Jack (Big Youth/Juggling/Star Trail), Chi Chi Bud (Joe Frazier), Doctors Darling/Night Nurse (Germaican/Island), Just Another Girl (Virgin/Impact) and Kayla Bliss' brand new single Red Hott mix up with the Alton Ellis original Can I Change My Mind (Coxsone/XTM Nation). 
We revisit three tunes here that always go down very well in the dance - World Go Round by King Mas, Love Yourself by Mr Vegas and Angola by Jah Bouks. We end up dropping them almost every time we play out.

Continuous mix. 97 minutes 75 tracks. 

Donovan Germain & crew have hit top form once again especially after Exco Levi's astounding Country Man LP for them this year. Penthouse records have the best vibe right now & are thus heavily represented here. For that we make NO APOLOGY. Nuff respect to all.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OUTTA ROAD RELOADED: Reggae Dancehall Reality Selections 2010

Outta Road - Reality Selections 2010. Revisiting one of my favorite mixes, a topical reggae dancehall mixtape with a strong rootsy flavour. People crying out of peace...

Tuff riddim like the Ghetto & Rub-A-Dub (No Doubt), Tempo & Exodus (LBM), Weatherman Skank (NAP) Soulseeka (Chimney) Mo Bay (In The Streetz) and Opera House's Koloko. Also features the Marley Brothers classic Brother's Keeper from 2001. Repost...

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Monday, August 17, 2015

8 RIDDIM MIXES - Wolves & Leopards Green Valley Psychology He Speaks Deep Roots Spring Prions Jah The Whip African Beat

Separate version excursions on seven crucial roots riddims from between 2003-09 + Under Mi Sensi/African Beat from 1995 - Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, Yami Bolo, Capleton, Singing Melody, Sanchez & Buju Banton (Time 1, Stone Love, Gargamel & Fat Eyes)..
Green Valley - Luciano, Capleton, LMS, Gentleman, Michael Rose, Richie Spice & Sizzla (Stephen Stanley 2005). Wolves & Leopards - Chrisinti, Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Yogie (Courtney John), Capleton, I Jah & Uplifter (Observer 2005). He Speaks - Anthony B, Tony Curtis, Josie Wales, Vybz Kartel, Sizzla & Zumjay (Free Willy 2004). Psychology - Chrisinti, Luciano, Sizzla, Lukie D, Jah Mason, Turbulence, Chris & Champani (Rising Sun 2005). Deep Roots Spring - Beenie Man, Cali P, Dubdadda & Tippa Irie (Nitty Gritty 2003). The Whip - The Ethiopian, Admiral Tibett, Mark Wonder, Uton Green & Elijah Prophet (Luv Messenger 2009). Finally, Prions Jah - Nerious Joseph, Ras McBean, Lorenzo &  Nassadjah (Zion Gate 2003). Repost on request...


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Impact Riddim Mix 2005

Impact Riddim Mix from 2005. Deadly reality selection. Jazzy, congo-led rhythm track from Young Blood Records. Serious vocals from Beenie Man, Bascom X, Singing Sweet, Perfect, Mega Banton and Buju's murderous Fast Lane... BAD!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Reggae Dancehall Party @ New Beehive 14 August - Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope present... a REGGAE DANCEHALL PARTY
@ New Beehive, Westgate, Bradford
Friday 14th August 2015- 
All Welcome

We're back at the Beehive this Friday for another night of rocking reggae and dancehall music. Its a summertime celebration. 
Spaceport7 will be juggling a heady mix of modern roots-dancehall selections. Vinyl specialist Selector Big Bri is armed & ready with nuff roots & 80s dancehall vibes. Paul Rootsical deh ya, mixng down fresh one-drop & nu roots with classics from the foundation.


Our dateabase full so bring on ur requests.. ..
BIG THNX to the MC last time, U niced it up mi lion - but we never catch ur name.. 
we got the version sides line up already
MC anywhere come down. Is Papa TIny around?
No slackness, no negativity - strictly a positive good-time ting!
-Keeping it Rootical-

So run go tell u friend... Cya there
Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87
 Twitter: @Siamrootsical & @Spaceport7
 Kaleidoscope: 2nd Friday each month

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Midnight Rock Special - Jah Thomas Productions 198X

Selector Omari & Roots Outernational present - Midnight Rock Special. Jah Thomas Productions from the early 1980s. Vital dancehall collection that brings together the widest selection of artists at Mignight Rock, man like Triston Palmer, Anthony Johnson, Early B, Supercat, Little John, Toyan, Peter Metro, Barry Brown, Earl Cunningham, Carlton Livingstone and many more...

Killer riddim like the Things & Time, No No No, Heavenless (Entertainment), Mean Girl, Hi Fashion (Bobby Babylon), Letter From Zion, Answer, Full Up, Gunshot, Shoulder Move, Joker Smoker & the Shank I Sheck. All the biggest tunes are here.

Thanks again to Selector Omari for sharing this crucial selection.NUFF RESPECT TO THE NYC POSSE!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dancehall Pressure 1988

Soundboy Kuff 'N' Dem - Dancehall pressure 1988. Wicked and bad raggamuffin soundbwoy collection from 1988. Nuff hi-power hits from King Jammy's, Witty, King Tubby's, George Phang (Power House), Fashion Records, Techniques and Steelie & Cleevie. Version pon version..

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...