Sunday, December 25, 2011

Guide And Protect - 90s Roots Mixtape

Guide & Protect - New Roots Mixtape. 1993-1999. Strictly roots & reality... Rides riddim like Rope In, Swing Easy, Chant Mi Song, Undying Love, Lecturer, War and the massive Kette Drum. Productions from: African Star, Digital B, Jammys, 3 Natti, Xterminator, Time One, Penthouse and Mac Dada.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chant Down Rome - 90's New Roots Mixtape

Chant Down Rome - New Roots Mixtape. More conscious selections 1994-99. Blazing fire over riddim like Death In The Arena, Burning Bush, Repatiation/Praise Ye Jah & Morgan Heritage's Buss Up Barriers. Praise Ye Jah was the tune that really blew me away when it hit London's pirate stations in '96, hot on the heels of the Heathen riddim. Sizzla's vocal delivery, together with the thundrous Xterminator b-side dub , signalled to me that the nu-roots revolution had come of age... fi real. Star Trail set Anthony B loose on the Burning Bush.

Producers/labels include: Top Rank, Morgan Heritage Family, Star Trail, Xterminator, Phillip Smart, Digital B, Penthouse, X-Rated, Gemini & Lucky Love.
Continuous mix. Running time: 79 minutes. Relist...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

RIP Philip Burrell... Long Live Xterminator!


Legendary Xterminator producer Philip Burrell died at the University Hospital of the West Indies, Kingston on Saturday evening, Dec. 3rd 2011. He suffered a stroke two weeks ago and had been hospitalized ever since. He finally fell into a coma and on Saturday morning before passing away later in the day. He was 57. 

The Kingston born (and UK raised) producer and promoter cut his 1st track with Sugar Minott in 1984 before going on to establish his Kings & Lions and Vena labels, recording hits with a range of singers and deejay through the late eighties and gaining a reputation for promoting unknown local youths. Greater success came later with Xterminator (Exterminator) Records, set up in 1989, providing strings of hits and ground breaking releases throughout the 1990s. The Firehouse Crew and Sly Dunbar provided many of the riddims, teaming up with veteran engineer Soldgie to add fire to the new roots revolution. This was heavy, reverb-soaked roots reggae at its best with a big UK steppas influence (though they were equally at home with lovers and dancehall). Cocoa Tea, Beres Hammond, Luciano, Sizzla, Jah Cure, Fred Locks, Gregory Isaacs, Mikey General, Prince Malachi, Spanner Banner, Frankie Paul, Charlie Chaplin, Ini Kamoze, Sanchez, Chezidek and Turbulence all revived or started their careers and put out accomplished LPs/sides with him. Luciano's Where There Is Life and Messenger sets are as sublime as Sizzla's Praise Ye Jah and Cocoa Tea's Tune In were stunning. Fatis also deserves recognition for releasing a number of excellent dub albums, something that had not been done much in JA for years.

Fatis Burrell had a resonant and  lasting impact on the reggae scene, influencing a whole generation of new producers in JA and Europe into the new millennium, and his name must ha fi rank alongside the greats: Man like Junjo Lawes, Sugar Minott, Glen Brown, Niney, Gussie Clarke, Donovan Germain, Bobby Digital, Bulwackies and even Bunny Lee... His legacy is continued by Karim Burrell and the new look Xterminator Records, Kush-I, Jesse Royal, et al., putting out some irie new rhythms. Check them in 2012...


Big Up Xterminator Mix - Massive R at the Control Tower. Dub-heavy mix of some of the biggest tunes out of Phillip Burrell's Xterminator camp 1994-99, put together by selector Massive R. Riddim like Sweep Over My Soul, Babylon Cowboy, Repatriation, General and Ulterior Motive, Wicked dubs from Soldjie... Nuff respect Massive!!

Continuous mix. 78 minutes.

Philip 'Fatis' Burrell - From Vena to Xterminator 1986-94. Crucial Vena Records-Xterminator retrospective. 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. Features: Supercat, Yellowman, Frankie Paul, Charlie Chaplin, Sanchez, Sugar Minott, Ninjaman, Pinchers, Leroy Smart, Tiger, Chaka Demus & Pliers, Macka B, Spanner Banner, Ini Kamoze, Beres Hammond and Josie Wales.

Digitally remastered continuous mix. 52 minutes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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. Knockout dubs by King Tubby.

Continuous mix. Total 220 minutes. Repost...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Junior Boyce & Ranking Buckers - What Kind Of World

Junior Boyce (Byles) & Ranking Buckers - What Kind of World
Crucial 12'' discomix on Observer OB004-B..
Ruff vocal & deejay selection.
A personal favorite of mine.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm Selling Some Of My Vinyl On Ebay - 12''s LPs & Pre-Releases For Sale

Greetings one and all. In case anyone's interested..... 
I'm selling some of my vinyl on Ebay. Nuff 12'', LP & I'm yet to list any pre-release also..
check the link here

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1990

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1990. Serious 12'' selections, vocal and dubwise. The deejay-singer combination style is the order of the day. Featuring more crucial digital dancehall hit sounds from Augustus Clarke and the emerging force of Patrick Lindsay and Mikey Bennett's Two2Friends productions. 2 Friends had a similar approach and style to Gussie Clarke, just a bit rawer. They also worked out of the Music Works studio with song writer Hopeton Lindo... Crisp, fresh vocals mix it up with with searing digital dubs. Vital.

CD1: Balance of lovers selections and all-out dancehall action over trademark tuff Slipes Road riddim like Twice My Age, Champion Lover, Golden Touch. Champion deejay Shabba Ranks sets the standard.

CD2: Dennis Brown and Cocoa Tea hold the roots & culture corner in wicked digital fashion. This is classic, D Brown at his very best... Cocoa Tea mash it up on the Ting & Ting. Just Be Good To Me, Throw Me Corn/No More Walls, Tempo....

Continuous mix. 174 minutes. Relist...
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1991

Year 2 year 12'' Discomix Collection 1991. More stinging dancehall from Two Friends, Gussie Clarke and Jah Screw. Excursions on the deadly Housecall riddim, aka Original Mission Impossible (Culture T's cut is BAD!), Swing Easy (Gun Talk), Cuss Cuss, Jump & Spread Out, Party Time, John Law, Mr Bodyguard, Fancy Girl and Stallion. Trademark tunes by Tony Rebel , Cutty Ranks and Ninjaman. Digital roots from Mikey Melody on Monday Morning Blues. A great era for reggae music.

Continuous mix. 159 minutes. Relist...
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Monday, October 10, 2011

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1992

Year-2-Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1992. The fifteenth year of this series sees the further divergence of the different strands within the music, creating two individual and separately recognizable genres; ragga (dancehall/bogle/bashment, etc) & reggae, with nuff fusion between... All styles are well represented here. Top ranking productions from Jah Screw, Junior Reid, Phillip Burrell, Steely & Clevie, Adrien Genius, Rooftop, Joe frazier, Taxi, Madhouse, Colin Fat and Sting International. While no longer predominant, Music Works still contribute while Junjo Lawes steps back into the arena with hits tunes from Cocoa Tea and Ninjaman.

CD1: Hot reggae-dancehall riddim like Real Rock, Nanny Goat, General, Vanity, Drum Song, Bogle and the sensational Bam Bam. Ninjaman chats reality to brilliant effect for JR on Ting-A-Ling-A-Ling and Consideration. Bonus riddim excursions on the Bam Bam/Santa Barbara from Taxi, Rooftop & Frazier.

CD2: Kicks off in Bogle fashion with Ninja's Bogle, Bogle Dance, Little Giggy, Big Up and reggae-dancehall from Music Works. The tempo then cool a little for Sting Int's smash Oh Carolina and related riddim, and some lovers rock. Xtra mixes on the Big Up, Coming In from the Cold and Bogle Dance riddims, including hard versions by Buju and Shabba's contemptuous answer to Ninja's Ting-A-ling... Wicked!

Continuous mix. 213 minutes. Relist...
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Year-2-Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1993

Year-2-Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1993. The 16th and final year in the series, 1978-1993. Xterminator, Music Works, Jammys and Junjo step it up...

CD1: Strictly dancehall business; bogle, ragga & ruff dancehall sides. Featuring: Junior Reid, Ninja Man, Ninja Ford, General Pecus, Junior Cat, Junior Demus, Pinchers, General Degree, Bajja Jedd, Josie Wales, Daddy Sylva, Red Fox, Capleton, Anthony Redrose, Bounty Killer, Shaggy, Poly Famous, Galaxy P, Brian & Tony Gold, Daddy Screw, Major Christie, Spragga Benz, Jigsy King, Mad Cobra, Snagga Puss, Frankie Paul, Flourgan, Red Dragon, Daddy Lizard, Chuckleberry, Cutty Ranks, Gregory Isaacs, Beres Hammond, JC Lodge, Beenie Man, Daddy Lilly, Nadine Sutherland, Tenor Saw, Wayne Smith, Johnny Osbourne & TSKI Valley. Nuff bogle riddims + Stalag, Inches, Darker Shade of Black, Chatty Chatty Mouth, Use Me and the re-issued Original Slengteng. 44 tracks...

CD2: Later in '93 the new roots revival ting gathers momentum. Featuring: Cocoa Tea, Tony Rebel, Buju Banton, Bajja Jedd, Charlie Chaplin, Luciano, Capleton, Anthony Malvo, General Degree, Jigsy King, Grindsman, Delly Ranks, Ninja Teeth, Garnett Silk, Mark Wonder, Admiral Tibett, Freddie McGregor, Snagga Puss, Shaggy, Rayvon, Beres Hammond, Josie Wales, Sanchez, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Robert Ffrench, Heavy D & The Boyz and Maxine Harvey. Riddim like Curly Locks, Tonight, African Beat, Answer, Hot Milk, Chatty Chatty Mouth, My Conversation, Party Time, Rockfort Rock.
Continuous mix. Total 264 minutes. Repost...
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Standing Firm - Roots N Culture 2011

Standing Firm - Roots N Culture Mixtape. New roots and one-drop reality selections on some real heavy dub rhythms. Excursions on the Tonight (BDF), Police in Helicopter Reactivated (Necessary Mayhem), Herbsman Hustling (Bombrush), more versions on Prisonbreak (Bass Runner), Standing Firm (Sick Donkey) Rootsman Skanking (Kingston) and an extended Promise Land mix (DEB/Ghetto Youths). Karim Burrell's new look Xterminator come with a gem of a riddim, Long Days, Short Nights, my selection of the month... Jesse Royal chats in fine style while Kayla does an irie cut of Ain't That Loving You. Michael Rose is on excellent, militant form. Buju tribute from Beres Hammond.

SiamRootsical New Roots CD Cover Mosaic

Compendium of the SiamRootsical new roots one drop mix CD covers since 2003.
Fits as a desktop background/wallpaper,1024x768.

Friday, September 16, 2011

EZ Vibes - Reggae & Lovers Rock Hits 2011

Easy Vibes...
Collection of recent reggae and lovers rock selections. Big contributions from Tarrus, Queen Ifrica and one of the leading female vocalists outta Jamaica the past few years, Nikki Burt. Label of the year for me is Penthouse Records. Veteran producer Donovan Germain's output has increased again over the past few years as he continues to attract reggae's biggest names and best musicians into the studio. 

Excursions on the Heavenless and Penthouse's OMG, Don't Look Back, Front Door and Make Ends Meet, Good Thing Going (21st), Big Stage (Penthouse), Danger In Your Face (Xterminator) Holiday Inn (Joe Frazier) and a final lick-over of Front Door by the Cool Ruler himself (Third World Music).

Continuous mix. 159 minutes.
Queen Ifrica is brilliant; her range and depth, deejay, singer, rockstone, chanter.., is exceptional. I saw her onstage with Tony Rebel last month and she stole the show with a storming set, including Below the waist, Genocide, Daddy, Zinc Fence, When Will It... a tru Lioness On the Rise! The Rebel gave a surprisingly lackluster performance, rocking the crowd only at the end with If Jah is Standing By Our Side though they encored well together with a good version of Forever Loving Jah. I'm told by a good friend that they were much the same at Boomtown Fair festival the following weekend..
Preview and buy Queen Ifrica's album Fyah Muma on Flames.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Joy and Sorrow Showcase - Lovers Rock 2008

Joy and Sorrow Showcase - Lovers Rock 2008. Smooth and irie collection of lovers hit tunes and riddim from 2008.

Continuous mix. 154 minutes. Relist...
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

World A Reggae Music - Brotherhood

World A Reggae Music. Vol. 1 - Brotherhood. As a diversion from the usual version excursions on more-or-less-strictly Jamaican riddim tracks, here's a collection of international reggae tunes from around the globe. Reggae came of age as the leading underground music in many countries over the past decade or so. The odd crossover hit aside, after Bob's passing the music had been an essentially Jamaican and Jamaican emigrant 'ting but the growth of reggae scenes in the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America has given birth to a genuine worldwide movement. Unity, justice, consciousness and blessed love...
Featuring: Gondwana, Groundation, Bambu Station, Ikahba, Alpha Blondy, Sierra Leone's Refugee All-stars, Senzo, Nasio Fontaine, Alborosie, Martin Jondo, Black Dillinger, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Ed Carabao, Toots Hibbert, Willie Nelson, Clinton Fearon, Rebellion The Recaller, Iriepathie, Al Capone JJ, Ziggi, House Of Riddim, Gentleman, The Wailing Souls, Nucleus Roots and Midnite. Upful reasonings from Ras Bongo Roach.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...
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World a Reggae Music - Jah Works

World a Reggae Music Part 2.More positive roots selections from around the world. One mission; peace and unity....
Featuring: Midnite, P.I. Ray, Babyface, Uwe Banton, Tiken Jah Fakoly, Matisyahu, The Mighty Diamonds, Earl Chinna Smith, Groundation, Bangkok Massive Sound System, Lucky Dube, Gondwana, Steel Pulse, Martin Jondo, Clinton Fearon, Toots Hibbert, Willie Nelson, Kai Jo Band, Rastafari, Ben Harper, Otentikk Street Brothers, Ras Attitude, Matic Horns and Gussie P.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...

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World A Reggae Music - Revolution Pacifique

World A Reggae Music Part 3 - La Revolution Pacifique.  Outer-national roots reggae selections from near and far. The 12'' Colourbox version of Pablo & Jacob Miller's Baby I love You So/King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown is a killer! Groundation are at their best on Fourth Dimension, while the new look UB40 come with a rally against war, a welcome return to their roots. A luta Continua...
Featuring: Ziggy Marley, Joshua Alo, Groundation, Apple Gabriel, Burning Spear, Nasio Fontaine, Abijah, Third World, Lucky Dube, Dreadzone, Woody Guthrie, Alpha Blondy & The Solar System, Colourbox, Tony Rankin, Massagana, Lee Perry, UB40, The Melody Makers, Bambu Station, Harley & The Rasta Family, Midnite, Niyorah, Ky Erie and T Bone. Brother Sams sing bout humility...

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...
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World A Reggae Music - Peace & Unity

World A Reggae Music - Peace & Unity. More positive vibrations from north, south, east and west... Good livity on S.O.J.A.'s Open My Eyes and exemplary dub-fusion from Dennis Bovell on Train to Seven Sisters. Job-2-Do keep up the vibes with the MASSIVE Thai reggae hit Do..Do..Do.. Do Ter Tham. The 4th and final part of the international roots reggae series.
Featuring: Lloyd Brown, Soldiers of Jah Army (S.O.J.A.), Abja, Niyorah, Clinton Fearon, Alpha Blondy, The Wailers Band, Groundation, Apple Gabriel, Solo Jah Gunt, Bamjimba, Dennis Bovell, Ossie Dellimore, Gondwana, Ben Harper, The Mystic Revealers, Job-2-Do (จ๊อบ บรรจบ), Stephen Marley, Junior Gong, Inner Circle, Nasio Fontaine, Tiken Jah Fakoly, The Rhythmites, Ga-Pi (กะปี), Martin Jondo, Harley & the Rasta Family and Natural Black.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Play Me Some Roots Rock Reggae 2011

Play Me Some Roots Rock Reggae. More conscious roots music for 2011 from Yard and Broad. More cruciality from Joggo, Mojo Morgan and Tarrus Riley. Perfect responds to sentencing in Miami with Hold On Buju. Another highlight is Rasta Chant by Jah Over Evil (J.O.E.) - formerly Lil' Joe, recorded shortly before his untimely death from a brain aneurism...RIP. Jahson Ites brings the EZ vibe all the way from Tonasket, Washington.

Riddim like Gorilla (Necessary Mayhem), Nyabinghi (Bombrush), Box Guitar (Tiger), Delly Ranks' Saudi Arabia (Pure Music), Fuss & Fight (John John) I-Love (Rootsdown) and the essential Prisonbreak from Bassrunner.