Friday, December 13, 2013

Chezidek - The Order of Melchezidek (Jahsolidrock LP 2013) Review

Chezidek - Order of Melchezidek
Jahsolidrock Records 2013 

Dutch roots masters Jahsolidrock have a canny knack of getting the best out of singers over a full album as seen on previous LPs by Chezidek (Judgement Time, 2010), Earl 16, Apple Gabriel and Brindley Forde. Chezidek's 2nd set on the label, The Order Of Melchezidek, is a true roots classic, rating alongside his Inna Di Road for Massive B back in 2008 and is as good a vocal LP as I've heard in a long time. Positive, irie humanity vibes throughout. Its the roots album of the year for me. The song Hail Up the Roots features on Roots N Culture 2013 (above post) but preview the whole album on soundcloud: Chezidek Album mix by DJ L.Slinga


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rebel Souljah Mixtape 2013 - Positive Reggae Music

Rebel Souljah Mixtape 2013. It's been a great 12 months for modern roots reggae with a mini-revival going on ending a 3-4 year lull. New generation of artists, fresh sounds.
Main feature here is Royal Order's MASSIVE Selassie Souljahz Megamix featuring Chronixx, Sizzla, Kabaka Pyramid, Protoje and some seriously heavy versions from Addis Pablo & The Suns Of Dub. RUFF... The Rootsman riddim is revisited, this time showcasing the Iba Mahr, Jah9 & Chronixx cuts. Nuff Chronixx in dub! ...and he's hitting the UK next week! Check his new VDO Here Comes Trouble. Also featuring a rootsy excursion with Ja group Dubtonic Kru on the Izez riddim and tracks by singer Bryan Art from his excellent self-titled LP for ALTAFAAN. Preview it on SoundCloud. Silent Warrior is a killer reality selection by singjay Tydal (Train-Line Records). It takes a few plays to lock itself into the consciousness. @tydalmusiq Eddie Murphy's remarkable but very catchy Red Light is essential, the surprise of the summer. @eddiemurphy Singer Jah comes with another powerful reality selection Help For The Youths (Reggaeland) top tune!

Righteous riddim like the Re-Birth (Firehouse), a relick of Frankie P's Rub-A-Dub Market (Irievibrations), Izez (RPR), Rough Road (Soul Of The Lion), Rootsman (Overstand), Swing Heavy-Swing Easy (Bizarri) & Fugitive (Wile Fya). Jah9 gets the steamers a bubbling on Chinna Smith's Inna Di Yard (Shambala/Hit Bound), a tuff update of an original 70s Channel One rhythm track.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Redda Fya! - Concious Roots Mixtape 2013

Redda Fya! - Concious Selections 2013. Full time wi stand up against the system. But man still haffi eat... Jamaican singjay sensation Chronixx start a fyah while rising roots artist Jah9 provides nuff serious reasoning. A pair of big Tarrus Riley hits with Gimmi Likkle One Drop & the killer Kabaka Pyramid combination Fly Di Gate. Bobby Tenna's album Words & Melody builds on his amazing debut set and marks him as an upcoming major talent in conscious roots music. Both albums are out on his own Wile Fya label, check them out. Singer/deejay Lady Flame also has some fine music out there. She forwards the positivity here on Build Up. Visit 2013 sees a welcome return to form for both Turbulence and Capleton. The Prophet blaze it up here with Meta & The Cornerstones on the Senegalese band's Ancient Power CD. Preview it on their Soundcloud page. Jahcoustix & Apple Gabriel come with a deep roots blast against the leaders on Controller, lifted from Jahcoustix's Frequency LP out on IrieVibrations.

Crucial relicks of classic riddim & some fresh originals. Featuring the very irie Tropical Escape (Chimney Records), Coronation Day (Hilltop), Selassie I Way (Israel Records), Crisis (Rawborn Product), Heartwarming (Akom), Songbird (I-Grade), Dennis Brown's Milk & Honey (Reggae Fever) and a superb remix of Garnett's Hard Nut To Crack on Wile Fya. We also revisit Junior Byles' Beat Down Babylon, this time with Morgan Heritage from their excellent new album Here Come The Kings (VP/Gedion Records).
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Respect & Manners - New Roots Mixtape 2013

Respect & Manners Mixtape 2013. Conscious selection of new roots songs and excursions on some rocking rhythms, old and new. Call for unity and better overstanding everywhere in this time. In the words of Jah Mali, ''live and let live...''

Starring three classic Burning Spear rhythms; He Prayed (Sajay), Creation Rebel (Maximum Sound) & Live Good (Mafia & Fluxy). The Ffrenchie relick of the Creation Rebel (2008) is based on Bunny Lee's mid-70s version (Johnny Clarke) and features a cool Johnny Clarke/Fantan Mojah combination and a crucial U-Roy/Chedidek cut as well as an original Bunny Lee dub version.

 Next Generation Family's rootsy Raspect riddim is just brilliant and leads with Lutan Fyah's superb Respect & Manners. Another I-light is Reggaeland's Cultura featuring deejay legend Jah Thomas and Singer Jah's Prayer 2 Di Most High which is simply sublime. The Redeemer (OneNess) harks back to the good ole days of rub-a-dub dances with Mark Wonder. Jesse Royal delivers a militant cut to the I'klek'tic (XTM Nation). Great to hear Queen Omega once more. She really shines on the Passover (Jahlight). Another Maximum Sound rhythm, Leggo Di, has a real early reggae sound. Deejay Captain Sinbad celebrates Jamaica 50 here while singer-deejay Ras Demo (aka Demolition Man) come with a top reality tune. Glen Washington & Mikey Spice contribute two outstanding conscious songs on Cyclone's Da Drama. Joe Frasier's World Peace is similar to the Full Up and features one of Sanchez's best cultural songs. Together, taken from the latest Ras Batch LP Know Thyself, is an illustrious call for unity. A heartical U-Roy combination with Harrison Stafford (of Groundation) reminds me of vintage Eric Donaldson and is from the new U-Roy LP Pray Fi Di People.
Continuous mix. 119 minutes.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection - Winter 1982-83

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection - Winter 1982-83. Dancehall mixtape leads with Eek-A-Mouse, The Wailing Souls & The Meditations. Vocal and dubwise selection. Top riddim like Terrorist In The City, Operation Radication, Mad Mad, Boxing... 

Featuring: Eek-A-Mouse, Fathead, Toyan, Billy Boyo, The Wailing Souls, Linval Thompson, The Meditations, Reggae George, Bunny Lie Lie, Lee Van Cliffe and Yellowman. Productions from Junjo Lawes, Lloyd Campbell, Jah Thomas, The Wailing Souls and Linval Thompson. Riddims from The Roots Radics, Hi-Times and The Rhythm Roulettes. Engineering and dubs by Errol Thompson, Barnabas and Soldgie.
Continuous mix. 77 minutes. Repost...

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1983

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1983. Volcano and Jammys hits from 1983 inna discomix style. Vocal & dubwise. MASSIVE riddim like Police In Helicopter, Hell A Go Pop, Real Rock, Gunshot...
CD1: Positively conscious vibes in early 1983. Featuring: John Holt, Al Campbell, Fathead, Ken Boothe, Wayne Hussey, Don Carlos, The Wailing Souls, Triston Palmer, Barry Brown, Hugh Griffiths, Anthony Johnson and Cornell Campbell. Productions by Junjo Lawes and Jah Screw. Riddims from The Roots Radics and We The People. Engineering and dubs by Barnabas and Soldgie.

CD2: Eek-A-Mouse, Johnny Osbourne, Michael Palmer, Jim Brown, Jah Thomas, The Mighty Rudo, Barrington Levy, Peter Metro, Cultural Roots, Dean Frazer, Nambo, Yellowman, Little John and The Reggae Regulars. Productions by Junjo Lawes, Prince Jammy, Jah Thomas, Bunny Lee and The Reggae Regulars. Riddims from The Roots Radics, Hi-Times and The Taxi Gang. Engineering and dubs by Chemist, King Tubby, Prince Jammy, Scientist and Soldgie.

Continuous mix. Total 158 minutes. Repost...
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1984

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1984. Solid pre-digital dancehall mixtape. This was a year when the singers carried the swing with several landmark reggae hits. Vocal and dubwise selections.
CD1 leads with some killer Ken Boothe before hitting with Carlton Livingstone's massive 100wt of Collie Weed on Volcano's Hot Milk. More tuff riddim like Worries In The Dance, Darker Shade Of Black (Pass The Tu Sheng Peng), Lecturer, I Can't Hide and some wicked cuts on the Shank I Shek. Featuring Ken Boothe, Carlton Livingstone, Scion Success, Michael Palmer, Robert Ffrench, Pad Anthony, Barrington Levy, The Viceroys, Frankie Paul, Yellowman, Barry Brown, Charlie Chaplin, Wailing Souls and Al Campbell. Productions from Sly & Robbie, Junjo Lawes, Winston Riley, Jah Thomas, H. Wright and Myrie Lewis. Riddim from The Taxi Gang, The Roots Radics and The I-Life Band.

CD2 Prince Jammy is predominant by the end of the year. Riddim like Heavenless, Answer, Drifter, Throw Mi Corn, Stop That Train, Cuss Cuss (including Johnny Osbourne's crucial Rewind), Get A Lick (One In A Million), Love Won't Come Easy, World A Reggae Music (Boom Shackalack) and the mighty Stalag. Featuring: Patrick Andy, Michael Palmer, Larry & Alvin, Tetrack, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Osbourne, Half Pint, Frankie Paul, Puddy Roots, Delroy Wilson, Hugh Hugh Madoo, Wayne Smith, Junior Reid, Leroy Smart, Sammy Dread, Michael Prophet, Scion Success and Echo Minott. Productions from Sly & Robbie, Prince Jammy, Gussie Clarke, H. Wright and M. Lewis. Riddims from The Taxi Gang, Hi-Times and The Roots Radics.

Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes. Repost..
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Friday, May 31, 2013

Rocking Time - Late 70s Revival Vinyl Mix

Rocking Time - Selections from the late-70's. Cool & easy revival mixtape made up of rips from my 7 & 12'' collection. Incorporates various styles of the day, varying from roots to big people revival vibes. Runs vocals into deejay cut into dub version or blazing instrumentals inna true discomix style... Some real timeless classics here like the Phase One classic rockers cut of Waiting in the Park by the Chantells, Owen Gray's cover of When I Need You or Trevor Hartley's combination with U-brown on Selassie-I. Singer Ras Midas with a dread version of the Paragon's rocksteady hit Same Song. Ends with a personal favorite of mine, the sublime Going Is Rough by Jimmy London. 49 tracks.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Roots-Dancehall Selections Vol. 1 - Dennis Brown & Idren

Roots-Dancehall Selections Volume One (1978-84)

Revisiting one of my old mixes from 2007. Some excellent roots and roots-dancehall classics back2back, many in the extended 12'' discomix format. Vocals, deejay cuts & dubs. Productions from Junjo Lawes, Niney, Prince Jammy, Sly & Robbie, Jah Shaka and several others. Remix of the Tuff Gong's Roots Rock Reggae Dub and Shaka's earth-shattering dub version of Johnny Clarke's Babylon.

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Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes. Repost..
I've added some vinyl rips by Dennis Brown, Nigger Kojak, Jah Thomas, the Tamlins, Carlton Livingstone, The Extension & the Memory of Justice Band.

Roots-Dancehall Selections Vol. 2 - Don Carlos & Idren

Roots-Dancehall Selections Volume 2 (1978-84)
Don Carlos & Idren

 More classic roots and roots-dancehall hit tunes and rarities inna 12'' discomix style with deejay cuts and dub versions. Roots Radics predominant with nuff Junjo Lawes, Sly & Robbie and Prince Jammy productions among many others. In many ways the start of the 1980s was an exceptionally good, creative period for reggae music. The move towards a more dancehall-friendly (and less militant) sound began late in the 70s and borrowed heavily from the traditions and rhythms of rocksteady of over a decade earlier.
Continuous mix. Total 157 minutes. Repost..

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I've added a few 12'' rips by Lion Youth, the Mighty Diamonds, Jah Thomas  & Gregory Isaacs from 1981-82.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Attack Records UK 7'' Selections 1969-73 - Part 1

Attack Records 7'' Selections 1969-73 - Part 1. 48 track vinyl rip mixtape. UK label Attack Records released around 250 reggae singles from 1969 through to 1979 by a number of producers in both Jamaica and the UK.  Part 1 is pretty eclectic and takes in most Attack releases up to the end of 1973. Early reggae, instrumentals, soul covers, soundman boasts and reality songs. Producers include Byron Lee, Laurel Aitkin, Prince Tony Robinson, Tony Brevett, Philligree, Alvin Ranglin, Sidney Crooks, Warwick Lyn, Tommy Cowen, Joel Gibson, Clancy Eccles, Shady Tree, Leslie Kong, Lee Perry, Duke Reid, Lloyd Coxsone, Tony King, Derrick Harriott and Noel Williams.
 Takes in some enduring vocal classics here like This Beautiful Land (Melodians), Be The One (Heptones), Sweet & Dandy (Maytals) and Take It Easy (Reggae Boys). There are some early deejay sides and also some excellent instrumental pieces from the Family Circle group, The Cimarons and The Big L.
 Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Attack Records UK 7'' Vinyl Selection 1970-74 - Part 2

Attack Records UK 7'' Vinyl Selection 1970-74 - Part 2. 47 track vinyl rip mixtape. Part 2 comprises a number of styles, reflecting the various directions the music was taking before the roots became predominant (after 1975). Features early reggae, instrumentals, Lee Perry experimentals, soul covers, roots, nyabinghi and even 'skinhead reggae'. Diverse producers like Alvin Ranglin, Lee Perry, Bunny Lee, Prince Tony Robinson, H. Bowen, Agard & Sidney Crooks, Lloyd Charmers, Duke Reid, Dandy Livingstone, Leslie Kong, Warwick Lyn, D. Anderson, Lloyd Campbell, SBS and Trojan & Philligree from the UK.

Several excellent sides by Sidney, George & Jackie (The Pioneers), Ken Parker and Derrick Morgan. Essential early nyabinghi records from Nyah Earth (1970) and Bongo & Bunny.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Attack Records UK 7''Vinyl Selections 1970-76 - Part 3

Attack Records 7''Vinyl Collection 1970 - 1976 - Part 3. Vinyl rips. 37 tracks. Part 3 has more of a roots vibe and includes releases from Duke Reid, Sidney Crooks, Prince Tony, Alvin Ranglin, Phil Pratt, Bunny Lee, Jerry Maytal, Harry J, Agard Crooks, D. Brown, K. Drummond, Sonia Pottinger, D. Anderson, Ernie Smith and R. Livingstone. 

Features some great, little known vocal groups like the Starlites, Tidals, Gaytones, Cables, Willows, Thunderball & Tropical  Sunlight. Nuff irie version/dub sides from the GG All-Stars, Love Children & Stud All-stars. Count Prince miller does an amazing reggae version of the insightful mento classic The monkey (Mutabaruka did a wicked cover of it in 2004). Some vital roots songs from Bill Gentles, Lester Lewis & Freddie McKay.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

DJ Herbal T presents... 90s Star Trail Mix

Star Trail Mix - selected by DJ Herbal T. The next helping from the Vineyard Sound selector, this one a tasty serving of Stuart Bell productions from the 1990s. Bell's Star Trail label put out some of the greatest conscious music of the time and were a leading part of the 'new roots' revolution by the end of 1993 alongside Digital B, Xterminator, Penthouse, JR and countless other labels. Best known for quality relicks of staple dancehall rhythms with a real roots feel Bell also released several great originals, the Burning Bush (Anthony B's revolutionary Fire Pon Rome) & the noble Lift Up Your Head (Everton Blender) being the most successful. He voiced a relatively small number of artists to great effect, Beres Hammond, Garnett Silk, Capleton, Sizzla & Everton Blender in particular, while deejay Anthony B made his name there.

Excursions on some vital riddim: Rumours, General, Full Up, Lift Up Your Head, Please Be True, Should Have Known, Smile, Sleng Teng, Talk About Love, Purify, Tempo, Electric, Callie, Love Me Forever and the kette drum style Burning Bush.
Continuous mix. 65 minutes.
I've added some extra Star Trail vinyl rips on the
Heavy Load, Burning Bush & Stalag to the rar file.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

DJ Herbal T presents... Top Rank Mix 1989-93

Top Rank mix by selector DJ Herbal T. Non-stop excursions on some of EJ Robinson's tuffest rhythms, including versions. Showcases singer Richie Stephens with several crucial vocal cuts, including a superb combination with Frankie Paul on (Mandela) Free At Last, showing what a versatile and powerful vocalist he was even back then in the '80s.

Trademark killer digital licks of classic riddim like the Things & Time, How Could I Leave, Death In The Arena, M16, Answer, Move, and the General. I have thrown some extra Top Rank 7'' rips by Cobra, Lazarus, Ninja Ford, Garnett Silk & Richie Stephens in the rar file..
Thanks & nuff respect to Herbal T, pure niceness every time...
Continuous mix. 55 minutes.

Zion Sounds - Roots N Culture Mixtape 2003

Zion Sounds. Roots N Culture hits Mixtape from 2003. Riddim like: Alarm Clock (Lustre Kings), Zion Gate (Lion Paw), Far East (Creation), Battlefield (Cultural Warriors) & Jack Scorpio's majestic Friends For Life/Zion In A Vision. Includes Satellite's Garnett tribute from back in 1995.
Continuous mix. 104 minutes. Relist...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Champion Bubbler - Reggae background wallpaper by OlasArt (3994 X 2752 pixels)

Natty contribution from graffiti-urban-reggae artist Selector Nik of OlasArt (Leeds, UK).
Wall poster.
Dedicated to legendary singerman Barrington Levy and Mikey Dread's Channel One sound system. Rock and come in... 
Thanks for the links, the art and the vibes spar... Max respect.

View the OlasArt website gallery here

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Rendition Dub: Extraordinary Journey In Dub 2013

Rendition Dub: Extraordinary Journey In Dub..Rootsdub mixtape from early 2011 . Its a little different from our usual selections, mainly dub-heavy sounds with an international flavour. Look to the East... Strictly roots & reality..

Featuring: Dennis Bovell, The Bangkok Massive Sound System (BMS), Jah Shaka, Icho Candy, Groundation, Midnite, I-Grade, Bajimba, Fun-Da-MenTal, The Rootsman, Earl 16, Gussie P All-Stars, Burning Babylon, Asian Dub Foundation (ADF), Martin Campbell, Dub Syndicate, Bally Sagoo, Lion D, Ossie Dellimore, The Dreamtree Project, Addis Rockers, กะปี (Ga-Pi), Braintax, SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) Bad Brains and Countryman.
Continuous mix, 79 minutes.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ronnie Benjamin - Happy Song + Got To Make It Someday

Ronnie Benjamin - Happy Song + Got To Make It Someday.
Amazing song, vocals.
Flash Records 7'' RB-01

Father of Ron & Vaugn Benjamin of MIDNITE.

I'm selling this and other records on ebay in this time
check them =here=

Monday, February 25, 2013

Alpha & Omega - Moonshine Steppas Podcast II

Alpha & Omega - Moonshine Steppas podcast Vol. II. Crucial blend of new A&O releases alongside their more familiar late-80s and 90s selections seamlessly mixed. Some seriously heavy bass and reverb in typically upful A&O style... Features some Dub Judah as well as snippets of Lee Perry, Gregory Isaacs, Lutan Fyah and a host of other mainly UK based artists.
Thanks to Alpha and Omega @aandodub for the music
and making this available.
Listen & download 4 free on the A&O -SoundCloud-
Vol. I is also available here alongside previews of new A&O projects.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Leon Wint - Jennifer & Mudies All-Stars - Jennifer Sey

I've ripped and uploaded this irie, irie 7'' to U-Tube. 

Leon Wint - Jennifer
Mudies All-Stars - Jennifer Sey

I just love this tune!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Jah Kingdom - Reedition Mixtape Vol. 1 1998-9

Jah Kingdom - Reedition Mixtape Vol. 1. Killer late 90s mix by Jah Kingdom Sound System from France. Rapid juggling style. 60 crucial new roots selections from around 1998. Mostly conscious vibes. Hi-lights include ssential cut on the Love & Hate, Hungry by Buccaneer and a deadly 1998 relick of Lloyd Robinson's Cuss Cuss by Triston Palmer.

Version fall like rain... Riddims: From Long Time (Kariang), Psalms of David (Opera House), Heart Don't Leap (Harry Mudie & Jammys), Mean Girl (Xterminator), Cuss Cuss (Maximum Sound & Shocking Vibes), Love & Hate (Penthouse), King David (Hi Power), Heavy Load (Star Trail), Stars, Train to Zion & Solomon (Digital B), Chase Vampire (Barry U) and Barry O'Hara's Pressure & Slide (X-Rated).

BIG thanks & respect to the Jah Kingdom posse..

Saturday, February 9, 2013

DJ Herbal T presents... Dedicated To You - Mid-80s Dancehall Mixtape

DJ Herbal T & Vineyard Sound System... Dedicated To You. Selekta Herbal T spins some more serious vinyl on this ruffneck mixtape of mid-eighties dancehall selections. Keeps it tight with a good balance of singers and deejays.

Xtra-large riddim like Tonight (Youth Promotion), He Prayed, Heavenless, Full Up & Answer (Midnight Rock), Tempo & Fever (Firehouse), Mad Mad (Signet), Heavenless (Powerhouse), Revolution (Jah Screw), Harry J's Sleng Teng/Computer (Sunset) Solomon and a serious excursion on Junjo's cut of the Mad Mad/Diseases (Volcano). 
Continuous mix. 65 minutes.
Thanks again for the uploads Herbal... Bless.

Friday, February 1, 2013

DJ Herbal T presents... Ragga Wi Ragga Mixtape

DJ Herbal T presents... Ragga Wi Ragga - 90s mixtape. Wicked reggae dancehall and raggamuffin DJ mix from the late 80s and early 90s. Deejays rock it with the singers.
Ruffneck riddim like Tempo (2Friends, Mr Doo), Selfish Lover (Music Works), Stick It Up (Mr Doo), Love Mi Ses (Dance Vibes), Raggamuffin Girl (GTs), Take It Easy (Natty), You Dead Now (Shocking Vibes), Sick & Know Fi Move Your Waist (Phillip Smart), Boops (High Power), Koloko (JR) and Penthouse's Pon mi Nozzle.
 Nuff respect to HERBAL T, VINEYARD SOUND and the NOTTINGHAM posse.
Thanks for the upload and keep em coming... BIG UP!
Continuous mix. 70 mins.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Elevate UR Mind - New Roots Selections 2012

Elevate UR Mind 2012. Lift up your conscience... Features some supa heavy riddim like the Most Royal (Maximum Sound) Happy Trod (Leaf of Life), Butterflies (Xterminator), Sweet Wata (Jukeboxx) and Oneness Records' awsome and mighty Reggaeville. Some seriously catchy versions on this ya one..., check Farmer Man by Naptali & Indonesian singer Ras Muhamad. Island Rock do a joyful relick of Evening News featuring Pinchers, Sizzla, the Mighty Diamonds and the return of Papa Briggy who chats in fine form. Irievibrations recall deeper roots on Jungle Skunk, with strong performances from messenger Luciano and Anthony B who revisits his Defend Your Own lyric. Necessary Mayhem resurrect another vintage classic, this time a haunting, minor key version of  Red, Black & Green aka The Possessed. Such works further establish the label as the dominant force in UK reggae production, check them on Soundcloud. Expressive roots singer Jah Mali makes a welcome return here with Blood Thirsty.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Roots N Culture Mix 2012

SiamRootsical Roots N Culture Mix 2012. Finally putting this one out, I've been too busy gardening this summer. Reggae music again! Riddim like Life After Lifetime (Larger Than Life), King's Army (Dimmie Joe), Island Breeze (Madd Spider), Real Reggae (Payday), Hold U Medz (In the Streetz), Murderer (No Doubt/Madhouse), Beat Down Babylon (Jukeboxx), XTM Nation's hot remake of Wings With Me and Twilight Circus' superb Binghi riddim from 2008 featuring nyah drumming from Skully. Nuff version. Cultural deejay Keke-I bigs up all horticulturalists on Farmer Man while blazing fyah like Sizzla on the stunning Why Do We Fight. Barrington Levy & Gyptian team up for another great remake of Murderer (No Doubt). Buju Banton ripped up a storm on Pedal Pusher... gwaan Buju! While various members of the band continue to release solo projects, Morgan Heritage made a welcome comeback with The Return before beginning their European tour. Reggae music lives!

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Neva Lose Wi Medz - New Roots Mixtape 2012

Neva Lose Wi Medz 2012. Nu roots reggae mixtape. Higher medz. Big up all italists... 4:20 forever!!! Excursions on the World View (AJ Records), Freedom Shines (Truckback), Necessary Mayhem's Sensimillionaire & Kouchie, Satta (Jamplified) & Original Satta (2004 Clinch release). Revisits top 2011 riddim Long Days, Short Nights (Xterminator), showcasing a fresh (and 2crucial!) cut from Richie Spice. Sizzla rails out against gossips with Rumours on the Promise Land, His 2001 Xterminator version Live It Up is here also. Karim Burrell's new label XTM Nation (formerly Xterminator) delivers hard with the deadly Lutan Fyah-Jesse Royal combination Loyal Soldiers. Check Mr. Williams' wicked 80s-style deejaying on Tommy Ranking - BAD!! Rootsman Guinney Pepper sings for humanity on Be Kinder.

Continuous Mix. 79 minutes.