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...