Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Point Blank from the Observer Station - Niney productions 1970-86

 Point Blank from the Observer Station - Niney productions. Double helping of ital Niney the Observer selections non-stop inna mixtape style. Over 150 cuts dating from the early 70s into the nid-80s. One of the truly great producers/arrangers of early roots reggae (and a notable songwriter/vocalist), Holness was responsible for some some of the best work by artists like Max Romeo, Big Youth, Freddie McGregor. Don Carlos, The Heptones, Dillinger and especially Dennis Brown who never bettered the work he did with the producer - songs like Cassandra, Africa, Ride On, Conqueror, Tenement Yard, Wolves & Leopards, Tribulation, So Long Rastafari, Westbound Train, Love & Hate, Here I Come Again, My Time..... Could have easily done a stand-alone D. Brown/Observer mix. Other big riddim include the Right Time, Blood & Fire, Rasta No Pickpocket, Satta, Slave Master, Rock On, Country Living, Rasta Bandwagon, Reggaematic, Rastaman Camp, Cassava Piece and the rolling steppers of Everyday Life among many others... Features three early Michael Rose songs including the original Guess Who's Coming To Dinner. He sounds like the Crown Prince on Freedom.

Rocking backing tracks from the Observers (actually Soul Syndicate & Revolutionaries), killer dubs mixes by King Tubby and Niney himself. No attempt has been made to keep any chronological order - the selections here just follow a vibe. 
From the Observer station.... a love wi a deal with...

Observer Two - 
Continuous mix. Total 190 mins.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Born Free Nyah 2007 - tuff nu roots mix

Born Free Nyah 2007. New roots one-drop mixtape from 2007. Its all about freedom and liberty, positive livity. Ruff riddim like Flabba's Steady Rock, Wild fire, Mr Bassie, First Born & Big League's stunning Sun is Shining. A favorite from the old mixtape archive.

Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Repost..

Monday, December 21, 2015

Digital B Special on the Timeless Reggae Radio Show

TRS - LIVE! Episode 22 "Bobby Digital Special" 9.12.15 (GlamradioUK) 
Straight outta Sheffield Yorkshire Glamradiouk selector King David presents a Digital B Special on the TIMELESS REGGAE SHOW. Big tings a gwarn when Digital  B selection play.... Bobby Digital helped pioneer the blending of digital reggae beats with live instrumentation and sampling from vintage riddims to devastating effect in the early-mid 90s. Some of the finest reggae productions of the post-digital era that stand up alongside version from any period. Broadcast over the airwaves 9th December 2015. Full 2 hour show.

All styles covered with selections from the late 80s to nowadays. Major riddims ranging from kette drum style beats to nu-roots and digital dancehall with emphasis on his trademark conscious dancehall hits. Artist like Sizzla, Admiral Tibett, Shabba, Garnett, Morgan Heritage, Buju, Tony Rebel, Determine, Capleton, Yami Bolo, Gentleman, Cocoa Tea, Louie Culture, Mikey Spice, Spanner Banner, Luciano, Sanchez, Terror Fabulous, Sugar Minott, the list goes on...

You can download all Timeless Reggae Show episodes to date here on Soundcloud
Music is our inspiration...

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Selecta Dang - Call Up Jah Love & Culture 2007

Selecta Dang - Call Up Jah Love & Culture Mix 2007. Crucial new roots-one drop mix by Selecta Dang -the Thailand-France roots'n'culture & dancehall ambassador. Nuff respect Dang! This mix is BAD!!! ซิเล็คตา DJ นี้ เล็นมั่นๆ มึนๆ ...ดังแรงจัง โว้ย! Good selection of nowadays artists and veterans, old classics mix with new versions. Features: Gyptian, Buju Banton, Everton Blender, Capleton, Alborosie, Zap Pow, Elijah Prophet, Jah Cure, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Anthony B, Ken Boothe, Warrior King, Yami Bolo, Kiddus I, Tarrus Riley, Pressure, Lutan Fyah and Pinchers.  
Continuous mix: 72 minutes. Repost on special request...

Mountain photo in Philippines from lensman Pip... give thanks.

Roots & Dancehall Reggae Party @ Three Wise Monkeys Todmorden - Boxing Day 2015

 One love to each and every one....

Roots & Dancehall Reggae Party @ Three Wise Monkeys.
KALEIDOSCOPE HI-FI  come to nice things up this Xmas in Todmorden, Calderdale. 
Heartical and upful music and strictly party vybz. 

Saturday night - Boxing Day. From 9PM...
A BIG invite to each & every one, ALL MASSIVE ALL CREW...

Kaleidoscope Hi-Fi selectors
SPACEPORT7, SELECTOR BIG BRI and PAUL ROOTSICAL fling down conscious - positive - good-time reggae dancehall selections in our original syle...

Kaleidoscope HiFi


Venue Details
The Three Wise Monkeys
Water St / Dale St
Todmorden. West Yorkshire.
OL14 5AB

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Monday, November 30, 2015

Siamrootsical Roots & Culture Mix 2015

Siamrootsical Roots & Culture Mix 2015. Fifth annual end-of-year new roots collection, bringing together some of the seasons bigger conscious releases. Strictly positive, ital roots selections a play... Exco levi broke new ground with his brilliant Country Man LP for Penthouse, as well as voicing  high energy sides for several producers, while musical obeah man King Mas has really turned up the heat with a series of devastating reality songs - looking forward to a new LP from him.  Micah Shemaiah also made waves with his deeply rooted Original Dread set for Decadent Records. All three artists feature heavily here. Protoje hit big with the excellent Ancient Future. Producers @Jamrockvybz put out some fine roots tunes in 2015 with Kazam Davis, Luciano, kIing ITal and Chezidek - check Marijuana: Real Green Gold.- the real Ganjaella... @nowtimesound created a finely textured modern roots soundtrack for Mark Wonder's Scrolls Of The Levite LP, for me the production of the year.

Longtime riddim mix it with some wicked new originals. Will Tee's rocking remake of the Shank I Sheck runs with the Dub Specialist cut (Studio 1) beautifully. The Green Lion Crew's Ganja Morning is a relick of Desi Roots' Weed Fields. Disobey (Rebelmadiaq) is reminiscent of the Promise Land. Junior Gong reissued the On The Corner with new vocals from Chronixx, Jesse Royal & Iba Mahr. The Gunshot is back with fresh cuts by Overstand & Flava McGregor. Penhouse revisit two classics - Since I Throw The Comb Away and El Shaddai. More excursions on the  Hungry Dayz (LTL), The Empire (Riddim Wize), Freedom Fire (Independent Works) and the Go with Jah (Taitu).
Continuous mix. 79 minutes

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

RDF Radical Dance Faction Live in Bradford

RDF Radical Dance Faction Live in Bradford

Friday 11 December @ the NEW BEEHIVE

Kaleidoscope warmly welcome veteran UK reggae band RDF aka Radical Dance Faction aka Military Surplus some 25 years since their previous visit (1in12 Club 1990). Borderline classics mix up with fresh tunes from the new Ammunition album.

We're excited to be hosting this. Long a fave of ours since those mad crazy daze
80s free festivals Convoy sqaut parties Babylon Uffington White Horse 1989 
Something is happening, getting hot on the wire...

£6 on the door. Gate 9pm - Showtime 11pm.

Venue Details
New Beehive Inn
 Support from Kaleidoscope Hi-Fi on the night, providing Rocking rootical vibrations til late. 
Selectors Paul Rootsical Spaceport7 Selector Big Bri
Foundation classics, dancehall favorites and modern roots & one-drop selections. Live Mcs. Dred Lightshow.


Booking/info call Iain 07473 090930 

facebook: MilitarysurplusRdf

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Its gonna be wicked. Don't miss it...

Monday, November 23, 2015

Paul Rootsical & Ras Dan-I - Midnight Session - November 2015

Paul Rootsical & Ras Dan-I - Midnight Session feat. Marius MC. 13 November 2015. 
Roots soundtape from Kaleidoscope session at the New Beehive Bradford.
Strictly roots set. Conscious mic from Bradford sound system veteran Dan-I & Marius MC. Rhythm track old and new like the Slavemaster (Volcano), Disobey (Rebelmadiaq) and the Ganja Morning (Green Lion) - an inventive relick of Desi Roots' classic Weedfields (also played here). Taxi Gang hit Baltimore also gets a dusting off as the Lion Inna Den (Iron Gate Sound). More excursions on the Rope In (Clive Hunt & Xterminator), I Know Myself + Praise Ye Jah (Xterminator), Jah Love/Warn the Nation (Prophet/Massive B), Truth & Rights (Studio1/Massive B), General Penitentiary (Penthouse/Sly&Robbie) and finishing up with the Twinkle Brothers' thunderous Faith Can Move Mountains + dub. 

It was a good night all round. More thanks to Dan-I, Marius, Spaceport7 and all the Kaleidoscope Crew. Roll on the next party on December 11th.

114 minutes.

Spaceport7 set on the same night...

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Legion 16 presents... Season of Life Part 2 - DJ Irie Dread 2015

Legion 16 Movement & DJ Irie Dread 2015.
The Irie Dread come again with the long-awaited second installment of the Season of Life mixtape series. Non-stop fresh roots reggae & one-drop mix it up with vybz tune... Some big riddim like the On the Corner (Ghetto Youths), Still Bones (House of Riddim), Cardiac Keys (DJ Chrome), Dem Talking (Reggaeland), Honey Pot (Silly Walks), Ice Cold (Loud City), Heavenless (Flash Hit) and Green Lion Crew's amazing Ganja Morning, a remake of the Desi Roots Weedfields.classic. There's also a hot Irie Dread dubplate on the Far East
Rocking vibrations!!

 Continuous mix  57 minutes.
More love and blessing Irie and all the crew. Pure niceness a gwarn..

Monday, November 16, 2015

Phil Pratt All Stars - Reggae Showcase Super 1969-76

 Phil Pratt All Star Showcase
The best of Sunshot. Comprehensive selection of killers on the legendary Sunshot and Channan Jah labels. Draws on the influential producer's output during the early reggae era, the transition from melodious rocksteady to the more militant roots music. With the Sunshot Band (the future Revolutionaries) and Bobby Kalphat providing cutting edge rhythm tracks Pratt was able to call on the leading vocalists and deejays of the day but, like close contemporaries Lee Perry, Glen Brown, Sidney Crooks, Bunny Lee and Niney, wasn't afraid to experiment and give opportunity to lesser known artists. His sound is notable for enduring vocal quality over choppy, solid roots riddim. Of interest here is the emergence of  of the 'flying cymbals' drum sound. Good balance of singers, deejays and version. Great riddim like Strange Things, What About the Half, Black Magic Woman, Envious, Talk About Love, Artibella, Heart is Gone, Going the Wrong Way, etc...

 Continuous mix. Total 280 minutes. Repost...
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BIG UP CAZZY a big thanks for the comments. Keep sharing the links... ;)

Glen Brown - Godson Mixtape 1972-76

Glen Brown - Godson Mixtape 1972-76.
Exhaustive compilation of early 70s classics from the Rhythm Master, Glen Brown... Incredible leftfield & original proto-roots reggae. Working on a total shoestring, he used relatively few rhythm tracks, begging a likkle studio time whenever possible with amazing results. Excursions on the tuffest blueprint roots riddims: Slaving, Merry Up, Dirty Harry, Boat To Progress, Midnight In Moscow, One One Cocoa, Father's Call, Glen Brown At The Crossroads, Pantomine Rock, 2Wedden Skank, and more... Pantomine, Dwyer, Shalimar and High School International labels.
Vocal - deejay - dubwise 

Continuous mix. Total 220 minutes. Repost...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Kazam Davis - One Way (Jamrockvybz 2015)

Kazam Davis - One Way (Jamrockvybz Records 2015). 
Crucial new roots selection by rootsman Kazam. Superb! 

  Ancient Warriors 10 track EP (EDB Ent. 2014)

Respect due

Jully Black & Tanya Stephens - BomBom Rmx

Jully Black & Tanya Stephens - BomBom Rmx 2015...
Two dancehall divas team up for an explosive update of the Bam Bam riddim. In the spirit of the Sister Nancy original this is a pure vybz tune, guaranteed to nice up dances everywhere..
 Jully Black Entertainment Inc.


Blessed love Jully - thnx 4 links

Jethro Lion - Cyaan Crucify + Sweet Reggae Music

Jethro Lion - Cyaan Crucify / Sweet Reggae Music.
Singer, musician and producer Jethro Lion drops two brand new conscious one-drop/reggae selections. The world is in trouble but positive reggae music deh ya still... More love Jethro Lion a bring.... ''.to all reggae lovers and lovers of good music at large this is a world anthem''.
Cyaan Crucify/Ghetto Story

Sweet Reggae Music

Maximum respect to Lion & the Ital Vibrations Crew, Lagos Nigeria. 
blessed love

Friday, November 6, 2015

REGGAE EXPLOSION @ the New Beehive Bradford 13/11/2015

 @ the New Beehive Bradford Friday 13th November
KALEIDOSCOPE are back at the Beehive for our monthly session, rocking Lumb Lane again with sweet reggae music (and things are as they should be...)., and this time we come armed with a new system ...lava!! 

Its a reggae dancehall party. 100% POSITIVE GOOD-TIME REGGAE VYBZ.
Foundation classics, dancehall favorites and modern roots & one-drop. 

A BIG invite to each & every one... ALL MASSIVE, ALL CREW
9 - LATE

SPACEPORT7 juggle tune after tune in him own style.
PAUL ROOTSICAL back on a roots tip - version galore.  
Watch out for a NINEY THE OBSERVER SPECIAL this time!

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 Twitter: @Siamrootsical & @Spaceport7

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No slackness, no negativity - just a positive good-time ting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

80s & 90s Old School Classic Reggae Dancehall by Selector JarrettMC

 80s & 90s Old School Classic Reggae Dancehall Volume 1 by Selector JarrettMC.
1 Hour Of The Biggest Riddims & Artists - 80s & 90s Legends - No Sirens Or Horns Just Pure Tune !! Excursions on riddim like the Far East, Sleng Teng, Golden Hen, Fresh, Ba Ba Boom, and nuff, nuff more...

80s & 90s Old School Classic Reggae Dancehall Mixtape Volume 2.  

More killer vinyl selections. Man like Nitty Gritty, Major Worries, Barrington Levy, Daddy Tar, Ackie, Mikey General among others. Riddim like Mr Bassie, Tempo, Zigzawya and more cuts on the Ba Ba Boom. WELL RUFF...

Thanks & Respect due..

Friday, October 30, 2015

Turbulence - Higher Trod Mixtape 1998-2007

The first of two Turbulence roots and reality mixtapes, charting the gifted singjay's career from 1998 to 2007. Emerging out of Phillip Burrell's Xterminator camp circia 1997-98 in the wake of Sizzla and Luciano, et al, Turbulence suffered under-exposure right into 2004, despite the release of several albums. Breakthrough was at last achieved with the -hit Notorious. Hits like Got The Love (with Sasha) & X-Girlfriend followed in 2006-07. 

New roots and one drop riddims predominate here with forays onto the dancehall also. Nuff lyrics. Collaborating artists include: The Higher Trod Family, Lutan Fyah, LMS, Sasha, Anthony B, Bushman, Luciano, Chezidek, Tafari, Perfect and Digital Ancient. Features a lNotorious megamix. Label like Xterminator, Silly Walks, Tad's, etc etc.

Continuous mix. 157 minutes.
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Saturday, October 17, 2015


KALEIDOSCOPE LIVE SESSIONS - August-October 2015. The vibes have been growing this fall as word's gotten out about our monthly dances @ New Beehive Bradford. Host selectors Spaceport7, Selector Big Bri & Paul Rootsical were aided & abetted by JarrettMC & Stevie Metro along with MC Urban Vox outta Leeds who helped lift the vybz by several notches. Longtime Inspirational Sounds chanter Ras Dan-I pass through also, bringing some irie Papa Briggy style chat to the area. Our thanks & MAXIMUM RESPECT go out to you all... boom.

The Paul Rootsical section is  from 3 nights. Opens with some rootsical favourites old & new then moves into pure 80s-90s digital dancehall with vybzing from Dan-I. The last set is a more typical SiamRootsical riddim old-and-new ting, with versatile mic commandant Urban Vox riding the versions in fine style.


 Stevie Metro & JarrettMC mashed it up on the night alongside deejay Urban Vox. Stevie warm up with some wicked roots selection before blazing up with some dancehall scorchers. Probably the set of the night! Nuff respect man..

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Reggae Party with KALEIDOSCOPE @ New Beehive Bradford 09/10/15

KALEIDOSCOPE @ New Beehive Bradford Friday 09/10/15.
Kaleidoscope present... our monthly REGGAE DANCEHALL PARTY 
 a BIG invite to each & every one... ALL MASSIVE, ALL CREW

@ New Beehive Cellar Bar, Westgate, Bradford

9 til LATE
All Welcome
 The vybz increase..
Join us this Friday for another night of rocking reggae and dancehall music. 

Spaceport7 modern roots-dancehall & one-drop selections. 
Big Bri 70s roots & 80s dancehall.  
Paul Rootsical come inna ruffneck 80s digital style for the night.
JarrettMC strictly raggamuffin business.
Stevie T modern roots & dancehall classics.
 Urban Vox

No slackness, no negativity - strictly a positive good-time ting!

-Keeping it Rootical-
Increase the peace!


So run go tell u friend... Cya there

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 Kaleidoscope: 2nd Friday each month