Sunday, October 12, 2014

90s Roots Mixtape - Bawl Fire 1998

Bawl Fire 1998. Coxsone classic Drum Song revitalised by Bobby Digital. Crucial follow up to the Heathen & Kette Drum riddims that further cemented his position as the  premier roots producer of the day. Many great cuts, leading with classics from debutantes Morgan Heritage and Daweh Congo. Junior Reid goes back to his original Waterhouse style on Hugh Mundell's Time and Place. The original Studio One rhythm track is here also... Sizzla & Shabba Ranks increase the peace on the Black Woman & Child (Digital B). Gregory Isaacs sings reality over the Tempo on Kingston 14 (Universal Noiz), Anthony B & Everton Blender on the Tamlin's Baltimore (Star Trail). Morgan Heritage, LMS & Richie Spice stay with the reality on the Cherry Oh Baby (Shocking Vibes) while Beres & U-Roy combine for the mighty Putting Up Resistance (Tappa).
Continuous mix. 96 minutes. Repost...

90s Roots Mixtape - More Fire 1999

More Fire 1999. Reality mixtape. Always blazing.....
Features an all-star excursion on Bobby Digital's Solomon leading with the Carlton Livingstone & Shabba Ranks hit Don't Follow Rumours. The Messenger Luciano keeps it positive on A Little Bit A Everything (Kickin Records) and Xterminator's Till It Some More.  Two more large Star Trail riddims here; Holding Firm (Sizzla, Anthony B, Mykal Rose, Louie Culture) & the crucial Heavy Load. Excellent Delroy Wilson tribute Better Must Come by Spanner Banner, recorded after the legendary singer's passing in 1995. Glamma Kid mash them down on Mafia & Fluxy's Zion Gate with Confession. Plenty tuff Sizzla selection throughout...
Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Neva Run Away Mixtape 2014

Neva Run Away - New Roots 2014. Reggae eternal...
Evergreen rhythm track like the righteous Swell Headed. Old & new with cuts on the Studio 1 & Channel One versions. Leads with the original Burning Spear classic. Great Freddie McGregor cover from the early 80s also (on Spiderman). Chronixx vybes for the excellent World under Siege (Roots Tribulation) while U Roy & Kabaka hold the deejay corner. We revisit the rocking Swing Heavy-Swing Easy (Bizzarri/Iration) with cuts by Lutan Fyah, Lion D and Turbulence. Dubtonic Kru hold on still on the Tantrum (White Stone). Solid roots revival vibes for Bob Marley & The Wailer's Revolution riddim (Jahsolidrock & Cousins) and Glen Brown's No More Slaving (Island Life) featuring another great Jah Bouks tune - No Slave. Chronixx lights up the Cultivator (Royal Order), Digital B's Islamabad (the superb Iyah Walk) and teams up with Protoje for the roots-rock-reggae hit Who Knows (Overstand/Winta James). Essential roots-dancehall selection Going Home from Larger Than Life Records. Iba Mahr & Droop Lion blaze up on the Diseases Rebirth (Sajay). Wordsmith King Mas hits us with another lyrical tour-de-force, Reflection, more food for thought... Conscious UK selection from Dawna Lee's Rebel Souls LP for Mikey Simpson's MCS Records (2001). Winston Reedy's relick of his Cimarons hit Mother Earth (Mafia & Fluxy) is as relevant as ever. Haunting melodica melodies courtesy of Pablove Black and Addis Pablo...
Continuous mix. 79 minutes.
Xtra cuts on the Swell Headed - Star Trail and Fat Eyes here...
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