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.