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.
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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.