Thursday, June 30, 2011

Free Up The Prisoners Mixtape 2010 - Buju Gets 10 Years

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 out with the most crucial music when inside. May Buju also get inspiration from his music and find the strength to go through. Its not an easy road......

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). 
Featuring: Richie Spice, Anthony John, Jah Mali, Andrew Paul, Morgan Heritage, Elijah Prophet, Luciano, Jah Mason, Sojah, Anthony B, Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Suga Roy, Conrad Crystal, Cocoa Tea, Busy Signal, Lukie D, Capleton, Fanton Mojah, Peetah Morgan, Maxi Priest, Richie Stephens, Mojo Morgan, Nicky Silk, Firekey, Chezidek, Lutan Fyah, Perfect, Ky-Erie and Anthony Able. Relist


Friday, June 24, 2011

Satta Style - 90s Roots Mixtape

The Satta Massagana riddim, timeless Abyssinians anthem (and one of reggae's most memorable horn lines) features heavily with wicked interpretations by both Bobby Digital (Raggy Road) and Manatee. Memorable cuts from Sizzla, Capleton & Anthony B. The Abyssinians chip in too with a Determine combination and also The Right Satta on their own Clitch label (1993). Early outings for debutants Norris Man, Morgan Heritage and dub poet DYCR. Other riddims include the mighty Conquerer/Moving Outta Babylon (Ffrench), Cherry Oh Baby and a kette drum style beat from Penthouse circa 1995.

Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Repost..

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mystical Heathen - Roots N Culture Mixtape 1997

Mystical Heathen - Roots N Culture Mixtape. Collection of crucial reality tunes from 1997. Riddims include Digital B's deadly Cuss Cuss, Xterminator's I Can't Stand It, Natural Mystic (Ffrench, Shocking Vibes, Digital B, Kronic), Star Trail's Preacherman, and the awesome Heathen (Digital B & Penthouse cuts). Other productions from Harmony House, African Star, How Yu Fi Say Dat and Tappa Zukie. Essential Ninjaman from Bobby Digital fresh on his return outta jail with Many More Miles and the self-effacing Old Picture Frame. Morgan Heritage have their first hit with Protect Us Jah. I remember rumours going about on the London pirate stations in 1996 - reports of a dubplate circulating where Peter Tosh meets Garnett Silk... it was this tune! Shabba mash down weakheart with the staggering Heart of a Lion.

Featuring: Luciano, Mutabaruka, Xterminator, Ini Kamoze, Ninjaman, Morgan Heritage, Shabba Ranks, Yami Bolo, Beres Hammond, Everton Blender, Dennis Brown, Mykal Rose, Starkey Banton, Garnett Silk, Candy Man, Jack Ruby, Buju Banton, Anthony Redrose, Anthony Malvo, Gregory Isaacs, Capleton, Marcia Griffiths, Cobra, Tony Rebel, Beenie Man, Prezident Brown, Admiral Tibet, Spragga Benz, Cutty Ranks, Edi Fitzroy and Ninja Ford.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist