Saturday, December 22, 2012

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1987

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomixes 1987. This series came out as a curious collection of mainly back-releases in '87 and precious little was fresh. No Jammys, no Music Works, no Techniques here... Its an eclectic mix of styles and periods, mixing up roots from the late 1970s, pre-digital dancehall and contemporary UK productions. Good listening, but hardly cutting edge at the time. Productions from Augustus Pablo, Tommy Cowan, Augustus Clarke, Willie Lindo and Kangal. 1987 contrasts sharply with the other Year-2-Year volumes in that it dips into the archives (no Jammys, no Tubbys here). Features the Winnie Mandela hit tune by Carlene Davis, interesting in retrospect...

 Continuous mix. Short and sweet at 33 minutes. Repost..

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Year 2 Year Discomix Collection 1986

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1986. Vocal and dubs, human and digital riddim. Featuring: Nitty Gritty, Beres Hammond, Al Campbell, Peter Metro, King Kong, Junior Murvin, Tony Tuff, Tonto Irie, Junior Delgado, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, J.C. Lodge, Johnny Osbourne, Cocoa Tea and Carlene Davis. Productions mostly from Jammys though tunes by Gussie Clarke, Robbie Lynn, Willie Lindo & Joe Gibbs feature also.

Continuous mix. 77 minutes. Repost...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hol' a Raggamuffin - Dangerous dancehall 1987

Hol' a Raggamuffin - Dangerous dancehall 1987. Digital dancehall mix from 1987. Productions from King Jammy's, King Tubby's, Techniques, Redman International, Jah Tubby's and Black Scorpio. Version excursions, nuff hits. Raggamuffin ruffer than Rambo, tuffer than Tyson. Featuring: Courtney Melody, Ackie, Daddy Lizard, Flourgon, Sanchez, Junior Wilson, Bunny General, Robert Lee, Tenor Saw, General Doggy, Uglyman, Dixie Peach, Pad Anthony, Eccleton Jarrett, Lloyd Hemmings, Tinga Stewart, Red Dragon, Sister Charmaine, Frankie Paul, Leroy Gibbons, Tiger, Admiral Bailey, Colin Roach, Little Twitch, Lieutenant Stitchie, Tippa Lee & Rapper Robert, Conroy Smith and Dignitary Stylish.
  Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Raggamuffin and Rambo - Dancehall Thrillers 1987

Raggamuffin and Rambo - Dancehall Thrillers 1987. More deadly digital dancehall hits from 1987. Nuff niceness in the digital era... Crisp JA & UK productions from King Jammy's, King Tubby's, Techniques, Redman International, Kilamanjaro, Philip Smart, Fashion and Jah Tubby's. Tempo never ease off - version pon version...

Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Relist...

Soundboy Kuff 'N' Dem - 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...

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Garnett Silk Live @ Earthday 1994

Superb footage of Garnett 'Archangel' Silk live at Earthday, Ocho Rios 1994. Backed by the Jahpostles band. Can't believe he's been gone 18 years but the vibes live on fi real! Righteousness...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1985

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1985. 12 inch continuous hits mixtape from 1985. Vocal and dubwise, human and digital. The year when Jammys unleashed Sleng Teng on the world! Other superb riddim like Bam Bam, Hypocrites, Stalag, Icky All Over, Run Down The World & the mighty Tempo (all Jammys). Vanity, Bobby Babylon, Stars, Answer & Queen Majesty (all Powerhouse). Heavenless (Sly & Robbie), Freedom Fighter (Errol Marshall), Let Off Sup'm, Private Beach Party & Raggamuffin (Music Works).

Continuous mix. 158 minutes. Relist...
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

อีสาร - ทานตะวัน ๒๕๔o - Isaan - Than Tawan 2540

ทานตะวัน - อีสาน (๒๕๔๐) Isaan - Thantawan 1997.
ปริพนธ์ 'ไฝ่' วัฌนช่า - วซินะกร 'โอ๊ะ' จริยไพบูลย์ -วัชราภรณ์ 'ตั้ว' เทพพงษ์
ชุดเพลงเพื่อชีวิตที่หายากจริงๆ อัดออกจากเทปเก่าๆ ของเรา... คูณภาพเสียง - พ่อใช้ได้... เพลงบ้านนอก เรื่องสิ่งแวดล้อมธรรมชาติ... ดีๆ เย็นๆ สบายๆ ตั้ง 12 เพลงฉบับนี้
Little known and hard to find album from Isaan, a Thai 'songs for life' group. Than Tawan (Sunflower) has 12 easy going Thai country style songs with predominantly rural and environmental themes Its long been a favorite of ours. Taken from the original cassette tape.
Thanks and respect to Fai and all the band, love the music...
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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Roots Survival - In The Street Mixtape 2012

Roots Survival - In The Street Mixtape 2012 by Damalistik. Impressive collection of fresh tunes and current reggae hits released via SoundCloud.
Excursions on the 9:58/Reggae Music Again (Penthouse), After affection (H2O), Rockfort Rock (Lifeline), Sweet Sounds (Adde/So Shifty), Cool Out (Good Good), Real Reggae (Payday), Live In Love (TJ Records), Cardiac Strings (ZJ Chrome) Indiscretion (Jukeboxx) Steel Strings & Chill Spot (Chimney) and Street Soul (Jugglerz) among others. Artist like; Peetah Morgan, Busy Signal, Protoje, Konshens, J-Boog, Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Christopher Martin, Exco Levi, Lutan Fyah, Jah Vinci, Cali P, Cecile, Sizzla, Romain Virgo, Capleton, Fantan Mojah, Wayne Marshall, Bounty Killer, Alaine, Bugle, I-Octane, Jah Cure, Zagga, Voicemail, Mavado and many more...

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Srirajah Rockers - Youth Explosion 2010 - ศรีราชา ร็อคเกอร์

ศรีราชา ร็อคเกอร์
 Srirajah Rockers - Youth Explosion 2010. Debut album from the Bangkok roots reggae outfit. Inna typically laid-back, sabai Thai roots reggae style. 11 original songs and rhythms sung and deejayed in Thai and English. Live, spacious, guitar driven roots reggae sound throughout with some nice instrumentation and dubby echos. Irie flute and heavy bass. The title track is a wicked slice of rockers/steppas with a strong rockers drum pattern. Another milestone in the development of reggae music in Thailand.

Bibim Windy City Meets Srirajah Rockers EP 2010

Bibim Windy City Meets Srirajah Rockers EP 2010. Thailand's ศรีราชา ร็อคเกอร์ collaborate with South Korea's Windy City in an earth-shaking Asian dubwise extravaganza... Six tracks of international flavoured reggae and heavyweight, ambient dubs. Vocals in English Korean and Thai. The supurb Elephant Rider Dub utilizes a deep roots riddim over which traditional Thai hand drums and waen duel it out, morlam style... KILLA!!  Put Yah Lighta (Give Mi The Fyah) is another highlight, along with the single Sweet Reggae Music. A Bibim production.
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Terror Fabulous & The Deejays - Jump & Gwaan Bad - 90's Ragga Mix

Terror Fabulous - Jump & Gwaan Bad. Non-stop 90s dancehall-ragga mix. Featuring Terror Fabulous alongside Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Daddy Screw, Nadine Sutherland, Wayne Wonder, Capleton, Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, Maxi Priest, Louie Culture, Spragga Benz, Tanya Stephens, Bounty Killer, Jigsy King, Carol Gonzales, Dennis Brown, Gary Minott, Peter Metro, General Degree, Frankie Sly, Snow, Shaggy, Rayvon, Terry Ganzie, Kulcha Knox, Sanchez, Frisco Kid, Don Yute and Dirtsman.

Riddim like Livestock, All Fruits Ripe, Batty Rider, Bruk Wine Butterfly, Love Punnany Bad, Excellence, Top Ten, Three Blind Mice, Story Come To Bump, Car Crash, Ba Ba Boom, Action, Could You Be Loved... Productions from Mad House, Shocking Vibes, Jammys and Digital B. 60+ tracks.

Versatile deejay Terror Fabulous blazed out of the Mad House and Shocking Vibes camps in 1991 alongside man like Daddy Screw, Buju, Louie Culture, Beenie and Capleton and had a string of hits throughout the early and mid 1990s. Similar in style to Buju (without the rockstone voice) but with his own trademark pronounced intonation, Terror hit first with bogle gal tunes like Gwaney Gwaney & Dorothy and tuff reality tunes like No Retreat, No Surrender and Order. His 1993 collaboration with Nadine Sutherland, Action, was a worldwide hit, winning him a major label deal for an album. The excellent Yaga Yaga, produced by Dave Kelly, was well received but a return to the grassroots soon followed. He went on to record many great tunes for Penthouse, Digital B, King Jammys/John John, Fat Eyes, Xterminator, Black Scorpio and others, coming with more and more killer reality sides after 1994. Sadly the hits dried up by the end of the decade as the sound began to change and new names emerged and Terror Fabulous, along with fellow deejays Louie Culture, Terry Ganzie and Determine, seemed to drop out of the race.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Smooth Ride - Laid Back Reggae & Lovers Rock Selections 2008

Smooth Ride - laid back reggae and lovers rock. Irie likkle lovers and slow one-drop mixtape from 2008. Great selection. Excursions on the January Morning (Free Willy), Love Potion & Drop Leaf (Don Carleon), Hard Times (Gibbo) and Kemar McGregor's vibsy Drop It (No Doubt).

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Talkin' Pirates - Vital Selections 2008

Talkin' Bout Pirates inna 2008 feat. Peter Tosh. Blazing nu-roots mixtape from February 2008. Nowadays reggae artists join Peter Tosh in a warning. Modern day pirates still ''come fi abuse poor people''. Whole heap a conscious hits. Includes excursions on the Confessions riddim (Jukeboxx) and Irievibrations' vital Hit Drop. Some heavyweight Morgan Heritage and Sizzla sides and two new roots classics from Duane Stephenson. Collie Buddz killer Youths of Today is here also....

Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Relist..

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kabaka Pyramid - Rebel Music 2011

Kabaka Pyramid - Rebel Music 2011. Crucial & hard debut set from the Kingston deejay and producer. 10 tracks. Leads with 6 solid roots rhythms before venturing onto some cool dancehall and hip-hop beats. Lyrically solid - strictly conscious reality business here... Original style, original riddims. Collaborations with singers Protoje and Koro-Fyah.
One to watch out for in 2012...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Roots N Culture Mix 2011

Roots N Culture 2011. Rocking new roots, one-drop and conscious dancehall mixtape. Riddim like Blue Skies (Supa Hype), Sunset Boulevard (NCF), Know My Friends (EMG), Better Tomorrow, Johnny B Goode & Big Stage (Penthouse) and more cuts of Xterminator's vital Danger In Your Face. A  shower of good Cure tunes after a relatively quiet spell. Gyptian also, like the essential Kayla Bliss combination on Mr. Wicked. Rootsman Phil Watkis had a small hit a few years back with Know My Friends, a tune I first heard on a Rebel Salute DVD. Great tune but we'd like to hear some more from him. Lutan Fyah sound-alike Exco Levi's broke through this year and rides ruff again on Mr. Hammer. BIG UP Jesse Royal... the deejay crucial everytime! Another one to watch in 2012...

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Total Reflection Of The Foundation - 90's Roots Mixtape 1999

Total Reflection Of The Foundation. Conscious new-roots vibes from the 90's over both fresh and vintage riddims. Excursions on Brass Gates and Do Some Good while Xterminator & Penthouse both revisit the Right Time (Comforter) and Freedom Blues. The Mighty Diamonds join Morgan Heritage, Beenie Man, et al. in voicing one of their best riddims with a new song, Jah Love. One of the most overlooked singers of the period, the former Black Scorpio & Shocking Vibes artist Raymond Wright shines on the powerful Critics Highway - the tune never left my turntable for a while in 1997. Shame we didn't hear much more from him at the time... Other productions from: Roof International, Black Scorpio, Taxi, Shocking Vibes, Fat Eyes, Life, How Yu Fi say Dat, Ffrench, X-Rated, Star Trail, Backyard Movements and Digital B.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ga-Pi - Return To The Dub Kitchen Part 1

Ga-Pi - Return To The Dub Kitchen Part 1. Wicked and essential debut release from Thai dub pioneers Ga-Pi. Heavy rootsdub rhythms with an original Thai sound. Great innovative use of traditional Thai instruments and arrangements. 10/10... Original Thai Rasta...

Kai-Jo Brothers - Paradise 2006

Kai-Jo Brothers - Paradise 2006. Second album by the Thai reggae sensation Kai Jo Brothers. 13 irie slices of sand, sea.and reggay...

Sunday, January 29, 2012

T-Bone - Enjoy Yourself (Ska-Ville Thailand)

Skaville Thailand. Album from Thailand's long-time ska and reggae stars. This compilation includes hit tunes from across the years... King of Trombone, One Love, Ska Lover, Bongoman, Ska Rider... Mostly original material but breaks into familiar riddims like Train to Skaville and The Whip. BIG horn section. As the title suggests, mostly fun, hi-tempo party vibes here with some chilled-out rootsy reggae tunes. In Thai and English. T-bone still play regularly around Thailand and beyond. They were at Glastonbury and Womad in 2007 and play often at the Saxaphone Club, Victory Monument, Bangkok (can't believe the place is still going after all these years). They have recently worked with veteran rootsman Little Roy in both Thailand and JA.

Ed Carabao - Don't Cry: The Story of the Disposessed

Ed Carabao - Don't Cry: The Story of the Disposessed. Reggae album from the Thai pro-democracy protest-singer legend Aed Carabao (Ed), released in 2001 to celebrate 20 years since Bob's passing. Outernational reggae, ska & acoustic songs, sung mainly in Thai with some English. Includes Thai language versions of No Woman No Cry & I Shot the Sherriff, while Aed does his own songs on the Waiting in Vain, Jamming and some original riddim. This is essentially a concept album, exposing the plight of homeless, nationless tribal people in the Tai-Burma diaspora in general and Thailand in particular. Much in the spirit of the Tuff Gong... Also features a lambast against poverty by Pongthep (another legend) and two bonus songs by the full Carabao band from back in 1993. Aed has been a founding member and front man for Carabao since 1980, releasing nearly 100 albums and underground tapes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Kai-Jo Brothers - Reggae Passion 2005

Kai-Jo Brothers - Reggae Passion 2005. Debut album from Thailand's reggae sensation The Kai-Jo Brothers. Sun-drenched, happy, peace & love from Koh Phangan and Bangkok. Vibes like Full Moon Party, Tuk Tuk Breakdown, Tree of Love & Song for Life. Sung in Thai and English. Features Pook 'T-Bone' on guitar and some wicked Thai toasting from deejay Rastafari. All original songs and riddims. Recorded at Dynamic Studio (Thailand). Kai-Jo play regularly in Bangkok and at reggae/rock festivals & beach parties around Thailand.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shake Dem Down - Roots N Culture 1999

Rastaman a Jah Jah earthquake - come to shake dem down... 
Essential roots reggae selections from December 1999. Includes early tunes by Junior Kelly, Natural Black and Norris Man's breakthrough hit Bad Road. UK singjay Sandeeno's dancehall killer Teardown Babylon (Prophesy riddim, Saxon) from 1997 was another I played at death back then... Wicked cuts by Lloyd Brown & Sylvia Tella too...

PT1: Riddim include Bad Road (King of Kings), No More Will I Roam (Kicking), Sabbath Meditation (Flames), King In the Jungle (Harmony House), Free Love (Ffrench), Life Cycle (Xterminator) & Baba Tunde (Henfield). Daweh Congo classic on Prophesy Reveal.

PT2: Some serious riddim like Fade Away (Joe Frazier), Prophecy (Saxon), Zion (Cali Bud), Stealing/Ulterior Motive (Xterminator), Blackman King (Ffrench), Tempo (Flash) & Phillip Smart's amazing Blackboard Jungle. Check out Ninjaman's exceptional reality song Fire Bun Dem from Digital B.

Continuous mix.158 minutes. Repost...

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