Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Vintage Ska Mix 1963-67

Vintage Ska Mix 1963-67. The original and authentic 60's ska sound of Jamaica. Its jump up time... Featuring: Carlos Malcolm, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Lord Tanamo, Stranger Cole, Derrick Morgan, The Caridonians, Tommy McCook, Basil Gabbidon, Lord Creator, The Skatalites, Laurel Aitkin, Bongoman Byfield, Eric Morris, Prince Buster & His All-stars, Bobby Martell, The Folkes Brothers, The Maytals, Bob Andy, Higgs & Wilson, Jackie Mittoo, Jimmy Cliff, Drumbago's Orchestra, Bunny & Skitter, Bunny Livingstone & Rita Anderson. Continuous mix.
Running time: 79 minutes.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1989

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1989. More serious 12'' selections. Vocal and dubwise. Gussie Clarke's sleek dancehall sound is joined here in '89 by ruff productions from Redman and Dennis Star.

Engineering and dubs from Soljie Hamilton and Stephen Stanley. Soljie's dubs have that wicked digital delay-reverb-soaked sound that became his trademark in the 90's at Xterminator, becoming one of the most influencial engineers in the digital era.

Cd2: More serious dancehall business from Music Works and Redman International. Full-length 12'' cuts with thunderous dub versions. Engineering and dubs by Soljie, Stephen Stanley and King Tubby. Includes Dennis Brown special with four cuts of To The Foundation. Also a tribute to King Tubby who was brutally gunned down in 1989.

Continuous mix. Total 159 minutes.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

DJ Kyle Supreme Revival Session

DJ Kyle Supreme of Jamaica mixes up classic Studio One, Treasure Isle and a few Trojan selections inna fine style. An essential blend of hit riddim and obscure tunes mostly from the late 60's and early 70's. Featuring: Joseph Hill, The Ethiopian, Lone Ranger, Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Slim Smith, Don Evans & The Paragons, Dobby Dobson, Dennis Brown, The Sensations, Freddie McKay, The Silvertones and many more... Highly rated. Running time: 34 minutes.
Nuff respect DJ Kyle... pure irie vibes the man a promote! Thanks for the link up...
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Voodoo Child Reggae Stylee 2007 - Tony Rankin and Bangkok Massive

Voodoo Child Reggae Style 2007 Video by Tony Rankin and Friends - MySpace Video
Tony Rankin and the Bangkok Massive . Pure niceness in Thailand... Voodoo Child pon the Revolution riddim!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Turbulence - 7'' Pre-release Mixtape 2001-2009

Turbulence - Hatred Is Not The Way Mixtape. More Turbulence, this time a compilation of 7'' put out over the last eight years. Pure roots 'n' culture and consciousness over some of the biggest one-drop, new roots and bingi riddims. Unity call! 33 tunes, 24 producers... Riddim like Jah Is Love, Rasta Meditation, Borderline, Spiritual War, Justice, Magical, Passion, Rocking Time, Drop Leaf, Outta Road, Zion Way, Sweet Sop, Jah Powers, Zulu Chant, Playlist, Frontline, Lion Paw, Alarm Clock and more. Combinations and version-sharing with Norris Man, Lutan Fyah, Chezidek, Spectacular, Perfect and Lorenzo. Dub versions. It a higher trod ting...

Continuously conscious mix. 79 minutes.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Blazing Burning Flame - Lovers Rock Hits 2009

Lovers Rock Hits 2009. The biggest lovers tunes of the year. Highlights include the irie, fresh cut of the Craven Puppy riddim from Cousins. Prince Malachi comes out with a vocal tour de force on Dancing Shoes (maybe his best effort yet?) and Peter Spence re-visits the 1982 Little John hit Janet Sinclair while Gregory Isaacs is caught in good form. Nice combinations from Richie Spice & Alison Hinds, Marcia Griffiths & Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley & Alaine and Jah Cure & Keisha Cole. Also features Gyptian, Lloyd Brown, Spanner Banner, Peter Morgan, Conkarah, Bunny Rugs, Mikey Spice, Roger Robin, Duane Stephenson, Mitch, Maxi Priest, Courtney John, Determine, JC Lodge, Junior Kelly, Sanchez, Beenie Man and Twin of Twins. Continuous mix, nuff version. Running time: 79 minutes.
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Junior Kelly - Black African Star 2001

Junior Kelly - Black African Star 2001. Special request...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gramps Morgan - 2 Sides Of My Heart Vol.1

OUT NOW! Crucial debut solo album from Gramps Morgan - 2 Sides Of My Heart - Volume 1. Sixteen tracks, including the hits Wash the Tears, Higher In Love and One in a Million. Beautifully crafted conscious roots reggae, lovers rock and spirituals, much in the Peter Tosh tradition. Nice combinations with Buju Banton (Power of Prayer - follow-up to 1999's 23rd Psalm) and India Arie. Producers include Bobby 'Digital' Dixon, Mark Myrie (Buju), Kemar 'Flava' McGregor, Colin 'Bulby' York, Robert "Dubwise" Browne, Paul Kastick and Kirk Bennett. One of the albums of the year and well worth the long wait!

Available direct from Gramps for preview, mp3 download & mail order CD for $16 (£10) at:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dim The Lights - Timeless Lovers Rock Mixtape

Irie collection of smooth reggae love songs and ballads from the 1970's & 80's. Featuring: Paul Blake & The Bloodfire Posse, The Cimarons, Winston Reedy, Deborahe Glasgow, King Sounds & The Israelites, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Cassandra, Jimmy Riley, The In Crowd, Jah Stitch, The Gladiators, The Meditations, Ken Boothe, Prince Mohammed, June Lodge, Sugar Minott, Horace Andy & Philip Frazer. Running time: 78 minutes.

Continuous mix 90 minutes.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dancehall Queen 2008 - Beenie Man & Chevelle Franklyn

Dancehall Queen Remix 2008 - Beenie Man & Chevelle Franklyn by SiamCity. Additional versions by Ninjaman, Shaggy and Elephant Man also.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Selecta Dang - Call Up Jah Love & Culture 2007

Selecta Dang - Call Up Jah Love & Culture Mix 2007. Crucial new roots-one drop mix by Selecta Dang -the Thailand-France roots'n'culture & dancehall ambassador. Nuff respect Dang! This mix is BAD!!! ซิเล็คตา DJ นี้ เล็นมั่นๆ มึนๆ ...ดังแรงจังโว้ย! Good selection of nowadays artists and veterans, old classics mix with new versions. Features: Gyptian, Buju Banton, Everton Blender, Capleton, Alborosie, Zap Pow, Elijah Prophet, Jah Cure, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Anthony B, Ken Boothe, Warrior King, Yami Bolo, Kiddus I, Tarrus Riley, Pressure, Lutan Fyah and Pinchers. Running time: 72 minutes. 

Photo from lensman Pip... many thanks.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Philip 'Fatis' Burrell - From Vena to Xterminator Mix 1985-94

Philip 'Fatis' Burrell - From Vena to Xterminator 1985-94. Crucial Vena Records-Xterminator retrospective. I'm not sure who put the collection together- UNCREDITED SELECTOR. Charts the evolution from late-80's digital dancehall producer to new roots pioneer in the mid 1990's. Dancehall business mix it up with reality tunes. Partial tracklist....

Supercat - Sandokan
 Yellowman - Under Pressure
 Frankie Paul & Sugar Minott - Dancehall Nice
Charlie Chaplin - Free Africa
Sanchez - Zim Bam Zim
Quench Aid - Sunshine Lady
Triston Palmer - Who's That Girl
Pinchers - Lovely Teardrops
Leroy Smart - Favorite Lover
 Chaka Demus & Pliers - You Look Nice
 Macka B - Tongue & No Gun
Frankie Paul - Come Back To Me
Sugar Minott - Give Me The Best
Ini Kamoze - Hotter This Year

Continuous mix. 52 minutes. Repost...

A few bonus Xterminator 7'' rips...

Beres Hammond and Josie Wales - Love & Devotion
Red Dragon - Yard Man/Version
Thriller U - Living In this World
Beres & Capleton - Show Some Love
Sanchez & Flourgan - Boom Bye Bye
Thriller U - Feel So Good
Tony Rebel - New Lick


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

World chaos 2007 - Babylon War

World Chaos 2007 . Burn fyah pon Bush, Blair and Saddam. World leaders just corrupt! Babylon war a gwarn... International roots artists unite against the killing.

CD1: Gyptian, Capleton, Beenie Man, Cali P, Dubdadda, G.W.Bush, Turbulence, Floyd West, Perfect, Niyorah, Ginjah, Richie Spice, Ras Shiloh, Bascom X, Beres Hammond, Morgan Heritage, Black Dillinger, Tarrus Riley, The Higher Trod Family, Natural Black and Queen Ifrica.

CD2: I-Wayne, Capleton, Chrisinti, Turbulence, Tiken Jah Fakoli, Congo Ashanti Roy, Uwe Banton, Ginjah, Richie Spice, Buju Banton, Lorenzo, Junior Gong, The Wailers, Tarrus Riley, Anthony Cruz, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Jah Cure and Sizzla.

Continuous mixtape. Total 156 minutes.
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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Turbulence - Higher Trod Mixtape 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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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tapper Zukie - The Man From Bozrah 1978

Dread Tapper Zukie LP from 1978 on the Stars imprint, backed by the Agrovators and Intimidators Revolution Background vocals from Johnny Clarke, Junior Ross, Blacka Morwell and Linford Nugent. Nuff versions from the Junior Ross and Prince Allah LPs by Zukie also on Star. Crucial...

Rising Son - Peace Man/Jah Suckie - Peace Inna Jamdung 7''

5 track pre-release collection. Rising Son meets Lester Johnson on the Ta Shi label. Pure roots and culture in 1976. Peace man, peace man, peace man, mi seh peace youth man... Counteraction from deejay Jah Suckie with Peace Inna Jamdung. Dread version. All-time classic... Also from Rising Son, Every Man Must Have A home/Dub on the New Flower imprint. Hard to find...