Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1982

I'm slowly getting round to re-upping these year-to-year mixes one by one. Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1982. '82 is pure dancehall business. Vocal and dubwise. This year new producers come through, man like Toyan and Ranking Dread. Little John and Triston Palmer represent a new generation of singers.

Riddim like Rootsman Skanking, Big Ship & Do You Remember (prod. Linval Thompson), Shut Up (Ranking Dread), Heptones Gonna Fight & Answer (Clive Jarrett), Boom Him Up Now, Cuss Cuss, Just Talking, Fat She Fat, Heavenless & Real Rock, (Volcano), I Will Never leave My Love, Bushman Connection, Janet Sinclair & Itie Titie Girl (Toyan), Joker Smoker & Joker Lover (Jah Thomas), Dancehall Stylee (Al Campbell),  Taxi & Full Up (Lloyd Campbell).
Rhythm tracks from The Roots Radics, Family Man, The Taxi Gang, Reggae Regular, Hi-Times, The Rhythm Roulettes, The Congos and I-nity Rockers. Engineering and dubs by Scientist, Mad Professor, Errol Thompson, Ranking Dread and Soldgie.

Continuous mix. Total 159 minutes.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Reggae Tape 2 - 1985

Reggae Tape 2. Second of two C90 mixes I originally did back in 1985. They were great for hijacking stereos at sessions! Roots and dancehall tunes mostly from around 1983-85, some a little earlier. vocal, deejay & dub, JA-UK selections.

Includes my favorite current artists of the time like Misty In Roots, Peter Tosh, Burning Spear, Black Roots, Mighty Diamonds, Johnny Osbourne, Pablo Gad (I wore my 1st copy of the Bloodsuckers Showcase LP out!), Sugar Minott, Dennis Brown, Eek A Mouse, Ranking Joe, Lee Perry, Barrington Levy, Half Pint, Culture..... also the Saxon UK fast chat style from Papa Levi & Tippa Irie. We saw Tippa live this summer and bwoy, the man can toast fast still!! All the time the lyric a rhyme.... Riddim like the Water Pumping & Get A Lick (Prince Jammy), African Beat (Time 1), Heavenless (Black Roots), Gunman (Level Vibes), My Conversation & Real Rock (UK Bubblers), Hot Milk (Jah Screw/Ranking Joe), You Gonna Lose (Power House), Terrorists In The City (Thompson Sound), Bloodsuckers (FORM), Morgan The Pirate (Tappa Zukie), Roots & Culture (DATC).

Continuous mix. 90 minutes.