Monday, May 14, 2018

All-Star Tribute To Bob Marley

Celebrating the music of Bob Marley
the Tuff Gong
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 45 12/05/2018
A Siamrootsical all-star tribute with cover versions & special dedications from over the years. Few (if any) artists continue to be so influencial, enjoy such popularity worldwide and continue to make such an impact half a lifetime after their passing. Truly life-changing, world-changing songs.. Meanwhile, Bob's influence on the reggae music scene itself is incalculable. Come wi go chant down Babylon one more time...




Continuous mix. 3.5 hours
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Monday, May 7, 2018

Siamrootsical Dub Steppa Selection

Dub Steppa Selection
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 44 - 5/4/2018
POUNDING SYSTEM
Dubbing it up for a change with some spacy ethnic sounds in there, even some Ozric Tentacles, African Head Charge and Bally Sagoo in there. Productions from Jah Warrior, Aba Shanti I, Mad Professor, On-U Sound, Doktor Lond and Yotkshire's own Iration Steppas, Inspirational Sounds & The Rootsman.

Continuous mix. 3 hours.
Watch out for the essential new Universal Melody release  - Siriana T & Fyah Chief meet Doktor Lond due for release later this month.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Ras Xtr3me - Out Of The Hills Mixtape 2018

PAUL ROOTSICAL in association with RASTFM present..
OUT OF THE HILLS MIXTAPE 2018
by RAS XTR3ME
A Roots Journey...
A RASTFM exclusive...




We are pleased to share this rootical project with y'all.
Ras Xtr3me come straight down from the hills of St. Catherine for an upful session. Its all about CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS, the bush. A good one for riddim-spotting with a wide variety of backing tracks to identify... Expect nuff specials, vybzing and some very special tributes & combinations, including conscious relicks of Frankie Paul & Dennis Brown's Songs Of Freedom/Prophet Rides Again & Lionheart Come Again featuring Garnett Silk.
Yes, RasXtr3me have a whole heap a songs and nuff vybz so more big tings to come from him very soon...

Mixed & arranged by Paul Rootsical
Rastfm family vibrations
 A SHAAT LOX collaboration
Continuous mix 100 mins.



Special thanks to photographer Geovaughni Watkis
Selector Shikydraks, Papa Sleng Teng, Rockin Rocco, Jade & all the RastFM crew BIG UP!
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Monday, April 30, 2018

Strictly Africa Reggae Mix Part 2

 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 43 28/04/2018
STRICTLY AFRICA 2
 More sunny african reggae vibes old and new once again with a few collaborators from Jamaica & beyond like Ijahman Levi, Jah9 & Capleton. MILITANCY... Check the amazing hi life-reggae sounds of Jerri Jhetto. Thieko is from Senegal. Kush & The Bloodfyah Angels' Thick Smoke is a real roots killa.

 
Continuous mix. 3hrs 20mins
 Thanks and blessings to Nan Lewis of http://www.entertainment-works.biz for some great tunes...

Monday, April 23, 2018

STRICTLY AFRICAN REGGAE Part 1

 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 42
STRICTLY AFRICA REGGAE VIBES
Sweet reggae music from across the motherland with a few guest collaborators from further afield. Irie and militant sounds. Part 2 soon come...


 
Continuous mix. 2 hrs 45mins.



 UNDIVIDED ROOTS BAND ZA

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Keep On Trodding 2018

Keep On Trodding on...
 New Roots Selections 2018
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 41 14/04/2018


A collection of mainly new music, including several promotional submissions. 
Highlights include tunes from the  new Brother Martino & Mirko Cisilino Showcase set - a heavywieght horns  selection, Joe Pigrim & Ligerians new EP and the latest Sly & Robbie collaboration with Dubmatix - Overdubbed. Black Uhuru come again with an irie new cut of Peter Tosh's Jah Guide. Havana Meets Kingston come with an all-star remake of Cornell Campbell's 100 Pound Of Collie. Its great to hear Leroy Sibbles again! Junior Reid visits Bob Marley's Guiltiness. Also two conscious singles by upcoming singer Shayne Amani. 2 tracks from the Suga Roy & Fireball Crew's tributary Honouring The Legends Of Reggae LP and a few Jahsolidrock productions later on. Excursions on the Milk & Honey and War riddims.
Continuous mix. 2.5hrs

Joe Pilgrim & The Ligerians
Step Out EP 2018 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id1360405587

This artist/group only recently came under my radar despite them releasing music since 2011. This is their 3rd full set. This EP has a real goldschool UK roots reggae sound reminiscent of bands like The Naturalites & Realistics or Black Slate. Great sound.
download link on youtube
Special thanks to Boomrush promotions for this one
 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Tartans - Solid As A Rock - Rocksteady & Reggae

The Tartans
Devon 'Soul' Russell - Prince Lincoln Thompson - 
Cedric Myton - Lindberg Lewis
Solid As A Rock
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #40 7/4/2018
Folows the early careers of four of reggae music's most distinctive, reclusive & leftfield talents. 


1st half focuses on The Tartans classic 1960s rocksteady & reggae singles together with flip sides from the MERRITONE, TREASURE ISLE, CALTONE labels,... While Devon mostly takes lead the other members all come to the fore on their respective compositions. 1967-70
We then move on to some their early solo works following the group's breakup in 1970 on STUDIO ONE, BLACK ARK & Lincoln's own GOD SENT. Features several LLOYD ROBINSON songs (Lloyd & Devon), including the smash hit Red Bum Ball with versions from U Roy & I Roy. Cedric Myton featured on Prince Lincoln's 1st lp Humanity before forming the Congos with Ashanti Roy.

Also features The Clarendonians, Peter Austin, Lynn Taitt, Frank Brown, Derrick Morgan, Austin Faithful, Roland Alphonso & Tommy McCook.

Continuous mix. 2.5hrs


Check the Prince Lincoln mixtape here
http://siamrootsical.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/the-best-of-prince-lincoln-royal-rasses.html

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Ras Xtr3me Mixtape Launch - Out Of The Hills 2018

OUT OF THE HILLS MIXTAPE 2018
by RAS XTR3ME
A Roots Journey...

Mixtape launch on RASTFM.COM
This coming Saturday 31st March
We're excited about this...
Ras Xtr3me come straight down from the hills of St. Catherine for this one. Its all about CONNECTING WITH THE ELEMENTS, with nature, the bush. Expect nuff specials, vybzing and some very special tributes & combinations.
Mixed by Paul Rootsical. Rastfm family vibrations.
 Yes I, the vibes are positively bubbling here...

Come tune in and feel the vibes.
or join us in the rastfm.com/chat

@rastfm
@RASXTR3ME
@SiamRootsical 


Postings on SOUNDCLOUD - YOU TUBE - MIXCLOUD
- TALAWA and the SIAMROOTSICAL blog to follow..

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Forward To Zion - 70s Roots Mix Counteraction 2


Forward To Zion
 RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #38 - 10/03/2018
70s roots mix - counteraction 2
Come mek wi go cross River Jordan...



Continuous mix. 2 hrs 50 mins

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Step It Out A Babylon - 70s Roots Mix

Step It Out A Babylon 
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #37 - 03/03/2018
Themed 70s roots collection.
Step it outta Babylon rootsman, roots sisters...


 
Continuous mix. 2.5hrs.
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Hold tight ReggaeSoulLover... 
                        some big tunes for the I here
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Siamrootsical Culture Mix 2018

Culture Mix 2018
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 36 24/02/2018


Selection of new releases together with some bigger tunes from recent times.
The years glide on by but the mission continua...

Highlights include tracks from the latest Damian Marley, Chronixx, Jesse Royal, Samory I & Christos DC LPs. Great returns to form for Richie Spice and Tarrus Riley. Four big tunes from Ras Xtr3me ahead of his imminent roots mixtape release, including the new single Chasing Her Tale. Listen up for George Palmer on the I&I, a Triston sound-alike. Young Shanty revisits Barry Brown's Far East lyric. King Mas rains more fire on Babylon system. New songs by Jah Mali & Shayne Amani for Linkup Re-Cordz.

Riddim: RAM JAM & ONWARD (Silly Walks), CIVIL RIGHTS (Giddimani), HIS IMPERIAL MAJESTY (VP), I&I (Heavy Roots), CULTIVATOR (Royal Order), EPISODES (Yellow Moon), IS IT BECAUSE I'M BLACK (Rorystonelove), BETTER DAYS & NICE & EASY (Oneness)
 
Continuous mix. 3hrs

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Augustus Pablo Rockers All-Stars Far East Selection

ROCKERS ALL-STARS FAR EAST SELECTION
AUGUSTUS PABLO PRODUCTIONS 70s & 80s
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 35 - 17/02/2018
Recreating the superb Japanese C90 mixtape I bought in Nagasaki 1994 - Rockers University Mix. All the tunes off that mix are here plus much more....
Deep meditations...



Mighty riddim like the El Rockers, King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown, Answer, Black Gun aka Keep On Knocking, Drum Song, Run Revolution A Come, False Rasta aka Hungry Town Skank and Away With Your Fussing & Fighting.

Junior Delgado's crucial Raggamuffin Year and Yami Bolo's cut of Door Peep Shall Not Enter are exceptional as are Horace Andy's Youths Of Today and Earl Sixteen's Changing World. Can't Keep A Good Man Down by The Immortals is one of my favorite ever roots tunes 
 
Continuous mix. 3hrs.


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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Ras Xtr3me Video Pack

Presenting RAS XTR3ME...
In case u neva know him already, vocalist and drummer Ras Xtr3me is a countryman from St. Catherine, Jamaica who's been making waves over the past 2 or 3 years since his breakthrough single SHAAT LOCKS.. A keen farmer and italist, Xtr3me has increasingly expessed these sentiments in all his music, calling for a return to a more natural, balanced, healthier, blessed lifestyle and a higher consciousness. His songs also carry a strong message of hope through adversity.  

“I’ve always strive to do music about reality even before my mind was open to the serious issue we face in the world, the more socially conscious I got the more socially conscious my music gets also Farming and chanting and living natural adds to the drive and allow me to do it without fear or doubt”


Here's a selection of videos, including latest single - title track from the  
SHE NEED ROOTS EP Big tings to come from the countryman in 2018!
more life, more roots...











“I know better so I do better. Ras Xtr3me is all about positive Vibes and conscious uplifting, I’m a person that seek the true and the right I believe in finding the solution instead of dwelling on the problem, I am what I am and I strive to be the best me I can be”‎

 
Soundcloud
I-Tunes

VIBE EXPLOSION & RAS XTR3ME 2016
DI ORIGINAL SHAAT LOCKS MIXTAPE 



Quotes from a Kribbean Xtr3me feature, give thanks
Read the Ras Xtreme interview article here @ Kribbean
https://reviews.kribbean.com/ras-xtr3me-94a1117c5df

Monday, February 5, 2018

Tribute To The Legends - Shikydraks & Paul Rootsical Unity Clash on RastFM

#LoveReggaeMusic Show 33/Live & Give
TRIBUTE TO THE REGGAE LEGENDS
SELECTOR SHIKYDRAKS meets PAUL ROOTSICAL on RastFM in our 1st UNITY SESSION



We chose 5 artists each and them juggled all 10 between us...
 
VIVIAN JONES
CULTURE
DENNIS BROWN
STEEL PULSE
GREGORY ISAACS
IJAHMAN LEVI
CLINTON FEARON
MIKEY DREAD
EDI FITZROY
CHARLIE CHAPLI
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Plays like 10 artist special EPs!
Features cameos by Anthony B, Dr Alimantado, Big Youth, Cocoa Tea,  The Gladiators,
Sugar Minott, Don Carlos, Turbulence & Mystic Eyes.
THANKS & MAXIMUM RESPECT TO ALL THE SUPERSTAR LEGENDS OF REGGAE MUSIC....

Very special thanks to SHIKYDRAKS its been a real pleasure and honour doing the show in tandem with mi conscious bredren. We trod on, keeping on taking RastFM forward with positive vibrations. I anticipate more unity events will come in the near future...
Continuous mix 3.5hrs 
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Thanks everyone for tuning in. Big ups to all the Rastfm family
nuff vibes - BLESS...
 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

I Shall Not Remove - Xterminator Productions

Mighty Xterminator Selections
I Shall Not Remove 1992-2004
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show 32 - 27/01/2018
Heavy-duty Phillip 'Fatis' Burrell roots productions. Xterminator is still one of my favorite labels. Back in the 1990s I used to buy up any lps & pres I could find with artists like LUCIANO, SIZZLA, COCOA TEA,INI KAMOZE, BERES HAMMOND & FRED LOCKS releasing big tune after big tune. The XTM sound stands the test of time, sounding just as crisp and serious as back then when it was fresh. I wore my 7'' of Sizzla's Praise Ye Jah right out man! 
One of my top 10 tunes in the mid-90s - one of the superlative eras in reggae music.

Riddim like the MR BASSIE, ROPE IN, GUNZALIS, PROPHET RIDES AGAIN, COKE SELLER, BABYLON COWBOY, MEAN GIRL, REAL ROCK, NO WOMAN NO CRY, RAT RACE, NO GABBON, PRAISE YE JAH, SWEET TALKING, GET IN THE GROOVE & STEALING


Continuous mix. 3 hrs
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Special Mention to RootsLion Mark
I know you felt this session bredren.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Nice Up The Session - Early 80s Dance Hall

Nice Up The Session
Inna early 80s dance hall stylee
Singerman & a whole heap a deejay
Vibes of the time...
RastFM #LoveReggaeMusic Show #31 20/1/18





Riddim: FULL UP, SHANK I SHEK, CUSS CUSS, M16, I'M NOT GETTING CRAZY, HEAVENLESS, BOXING, MOVIE STAR, REAL ROCK, TAKE 5, OPERATION ERADICATION, ROPE IN , WEATHERMAN SKANK...
Continuous mix 3hrs.
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