Sunday, May 24, 2015

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1988 - Augustus Clarke Productions

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomixes 1988. Crucial, uptempo collection of mainly hard-hitting dancehall tunes. All but one of these tunes came out of Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke's Music Works. Riddim like Rumours and Mind Yu Dis - vocal and dubwise. Clarke's re-entry into the dancehall scene produced what was unquestionably the freshest, richest, biggest sound to come outta yard since Jammys. Clarke released upfront dancehall hits but also combined dancehall and lovers rock to great effect. Wicked raggamuffin dub versions!


 Continuous mix. 71 minutes.

Bonus 30 minute excursions pon the Rumours and Manners riddims with Lady G, The Mighty Diamonds, Josie Wales, Dean Fraser, Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe, Home T, Hopeton Lindo, Dennis Creary, Robbie Lyn, Johnny Osbourne, JC Lodge, Rebel Rockers, Jackie Mittoo and Nadine Sutherland.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cultural Deejay Conference 2003

Cultural Deejay Conference 2003. Deejays lead the line in 2003. Conscious reality over fresh one-drop and new roots riddim like the Herbalist, You Should Have Known (Black Scorpio), Monday Morning, Bobby Digital's Java & Queen Majesty, Negust Negast (King of Kings), Sly & Robbie's Tabla and the heartical Zulu Chant. Version excursions...

 Continuous mix: 76 minutes.
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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Richie Spice - Culture Mixtape 2008

Wha the World Gone To... Strictly conscious, positive vibes from St. Andrews rootsman Richie Spice 1998-2008. His first hit, Earth A Run Red on the Sweet River Rock (1998), took a few years to register. Its sunny melodies and solid rootsiness kinda worked its way into the consciousness, eventually being recognised as a sufferers classic with its apocalyptic world visions from the street. This essential theme is returned to with strings of tunes over the years; World Is Troubled, 9-1-1, Trouble Deh Abroad, World Is A Cycle, Upside Down, Wha The World Gone To, Trouble In The World, World Crisis, Youths Are So Cold, Blood Again and plenty others... One of the top conscious artists of this millennium. Na na na na na na naaa!


BIG riddim like Jah Love, Truth & Rights, World Jam, Giddimani, Passion, Righteous Youths, First Born, Real Rock, None A Jah Jah Children, 5th Element, Ali Baba,... Combination and version sharing with Chuck Fender, Jah Mason, Choppa Chop, King Kong, Chezidek, Anthony B, DYCR, Fantan Mojah, Lutan Fyah, Capleton, Perfect, Little Hero, Jah Cure, Chrisinti, Turbulence, Major Chris, Luciano, Bascom X, Etana and Bonner brothers Spanner Banner & Pliers. 54 tracks, 26 riddim, 24 producers...

Continuous mix. 110 minutes. Repost...
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Irie & Mellow: 90s Reggae Hits

Irie & Mellow 1998. Uptempo collection of crucial reggae hits from the mid-late 90s. Real mixed bag... lovers, roots, dancehall, ragga and mainstream reggae. Some great cover versions. Leads with the Beres Hammond hit from way back in 1982 (I played the tune a lot back then... Wicked!) and then switches straight to 90s selections with Frankie P's I Got The Vibes. Nuff other highlights, like Luciano's Its Me Again Jah & Your World and Mine, Garnett Silk's Ebony & Ivory, The Rod, Goofy & Red Rat's hilarious Big Man Likkle Yout and some great sides by Sylvia Tella.




CD1: Riddim like Let Him Go, Boops, Babylon Cowboy, Seek & You Will Find, Fattie Fattie, Rich & Shine Eye Gal.


CD2: Riddim: No No No, Land of Love, So Much Things to Say, Rainbow Country, Bam Bam, Mr Bassie, Fever Pitch, Sun is Shining & Journalist.
Continuous mix. Total 159 minutes. Repost...
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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Silverback Gorilla - Nu Roots Mixtape 2015


Silverback Gorilla - Nu Roots Mixtape 2015. Latest conscious reggae selections & fresh ganja tunes on some killer riddim old and new. Named after the popular new indica strain. Looks so sweet you could eat it...

Highlights three massive new rhythm tracks. Oneness Records come with the Retro Locks, a rocking update of Bim Sherman's Golden Locks, with strong cuts by Iba Mahr, Dre Island, Mark Wonder and Glen Washington who sings the Sherman original. Gappy Ranks teams up with Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal. The Ram Jam - Fattie Fattie (Silly Walks) finally drops with big tunes from Chronixx, Ras Demo, RC and emerging singers Clay and Dalton Harris. Pure feelgood party vibes when Protoje meets Sara Lugo on I Really Like You. This riddim's gonna mash it up this summer. Inner Circle's relick of the Tenement Yard is already a hit for Chronixx. Assassin aka Agent Sasco does a hebalist cut inna wicked 90s deejay style. 

Two Ghetto Youths Int. riddims here... Stephen Marley is on the Sun Is Shining while Wayne Marshall's controversial On The Corner is built around REM's Losing My Religion. Kabaka Pyramid takes a shot at 'mr politician man' on the same rhythm. Norris Man and dancehall-crossover artist Mark Balet also aim on Politicians and Running. Special request to the election-weary... Sudden Flight, the latest hit from Protoje's hot new album Ancient Future for Overstand, rides a crucial relick of the Gunshot alongside Jesse Royal & Sevana. Micah Shemaiah, Hempress Sativa & Jahkime whip up a roots session vibe on the Prince Far I/Adrian Sherwood Tempo version. The original from the Cry Tuff Dub Vol. 3 LP 1980 - one of the greatest dub albums ever - is in the mix. Levi Roots does an irie update of Roman Stewart's Rice & Peas.



The MARCH TOWARDS LEGALIZATION seems to have inspired more than the usual number of weed tunes recently. After several cuts on the Tenement Yard we revisit Chronixx on the Cultivator from 2013/14 (Royal Order) with additional tracks by Bobby Hustle, Pressure, Sizzla, Mykal Rose and  Perfect's funny Smoke Alarm. Every day a four20! Chronixx also comes together with the Mystic Revealers for Herb Must Legalize Now. Staying with the same theme Protoje & Winta James' great remake of Zap Pow's Bubblin' Over is brought together here with the 70s original. UK dancehall artist Stylo G does a nice Sugar Minott tribute on the Mr DC. Jesse Royal cool up him nerve on the Diamond Sox (Notis) and Keida sips Ganja Tea with Rory Stonelove. Passenger Seat by RC is on a Penthouse lick of an early 80s (Junjo?) riddim. Its been killing me trying to remember the original. Was it the Wailing Souls? Can anyone help me with this one???

Continuous mix. 94 minutes.

SiamRootsical Roots N Culture Mix 2014


We revisit Royal Order's killer relick of the Channel One dancehall classic Worries in The Dance, renamed War Is In The Dance, with cuts by Pressure, Bobby Hustle, Gappy Ranks and the amazing Stand For Something by Keida as well as the original Frankie P scorcher (Hitbound). Lustre Kings come with  the dubstep-roots flavoured Junction riddim. Equally rootsy is the Jah Warriah (Zion High) with conscious vocals from Jahdan & Pressure, Batch, Niyorah, Jah Mali and one by Lloyd Brown from last year's excellent Rootical album. Keyboards interplay nicely with live horns on the Reggae Root (Kheil Stone). Kabaka Pyramid & Chronixx team up with the Ghetto Blues. Duane Stephenson gets in the groove on Bunny Wailer/Roots Radics' Cool Runnings (Kongstar).

There were a few interesting roots lps in 2014. Included here are two songs by Netherlands-based singer Rass Motivated who released his impressive debut album Who Am I. Hear it on Soundcloud. Norris Man collaborates with the Hot This Year Band on Real, his 2nd album for Partillo & Lancealot for a great live sound throughout. Two tracks are featured, including an irie collaboration with veteran deejay U-Brown. Hear the full album on Soundcloud here. Panama rootsman Likle Mystic released an excellent 2nd set with producer Ziggy Blacks this year, the Island In The Sun EP. Jah Cure's upcoming Rasta lp should be good judging by the single Rasta Is Passing Through. Pressure Busspipe was back at his best this year with a chain of ruff tunes & two good albums, including the musically diverse Africa Redemption (Yard Vybz). Jahdan Blakkamore also came strong. Another contender is Addis Pablo's In My Father's House, sister  to Chezidek's Order Of Melchezidek on Jahsolidrock. Penthouse artist RC (Righteous Child) and young blood Yung J.R. broke thu...

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Who Can Feel Must Hear - Roots Selections 2014

 Who Can Feel Must Hear Mixtape. Heavy roots selections 2014.

Starts with Iba Mahr's Glory Of The King on a wicked Channel One style rhythm (Royal Order) then a Bushman classic 'Knowledge' on the Trying To Conquer Me (Ruff Cut 2001). Island Life records come with yet another roots scorcher, the Who Can't Hear Must Feel, an update of Santic's  Problems/Lovers Mood with cuts by Richie Spice, Lutan Fyah, Everton Blender, Luciano, and the brilliant 'So Hard' by Adventurous. Killer dub version also. Ffrenchie's Imperial Crown (Maximum Sound) is a rootsdub style keyboard-driven rhythm featuring uplifting melodica from Addis Pablo and some conscious vocal cuts. King Tubbys Dub Plate Style (also Maximum Sound) is another updated classic, this time Striker Lee's Ali Baba. 'Trials & Tribulation' by Ras Demo is classic roots. Bury the barber...! Stingray bring back the Brentford Road vibes with Freddie McGregor for a fresh relick of the Bobby Babylon/Hi Fashion riddim. Another Studio One veteran Johnny Osbourne makes a welcome reappearance with reality tune 'Why' on the Way Back (Akom) alongside Lutan Fyah, Million Stylez and Lukie D. NYC band Morning Sun & The Essentials stay with the reality on Highrises (End Of Era). Hear the Love Agenda EP on their soundcloud page. Mykal Rose & Treson combine for Life On The Rocks (Pha Real). Good to hear Natural Black back on form on 'If You Did Know' for Jammys. Pressure, Tarrus & Junior Gong blaze it up on 'Mental Disturbance' taken from Busspipe's Africa Redemption LP for Yard Vibes.
 Continuous mix. 79 minutes.
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(includes 2 promo songs by Likle Mystic)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

100% Reggae Vybz & dred lightshow with KALEIDOSCOPE - BeeHive Inn, Bradford 08/05/2015

A night of 100% Reggae Vybz & dred lightshow with KALEIDOSCOPE
8th May 2015 and monthly threafter...
  @ the BeeHive Cellar Bar,  
Westgate, Bradford

FREE ENTRY 10-2
ALL WELCOME 

From SKA to fresh ONE-DROP selections & DANCEHALL
Music to make u dance!

Guest selectors
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Lazer show, projections & lightshow
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Whole heap a vybz
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MCs welcome 

Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87 
Twitter: @3DFlyZone

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Vol. 1

Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Vol. 1. 1975-80. The first of four older 7'' and 12'' roots compilations back by popular demand (lol). Hits and rarities from the rockers era. Sly & the Revolutionaries feature heavily through all 4 cds. Full length scorchers inna discomix style with blazing versions, dubs and deejay cuts. Riddim like the Pure Ranking (King Tubby), Lopez Walker's Send Another Moses, Freedom of Movement by the High Lites & Sons of Jah, the Channel One take of the Far East, Sonia Pottinger's Fig Root (Reggae George), Black Uhuru/Prince Jammy's Time To Unite and an extended mix of Dr Alimantado's Born For A Purpose. Very early Eek-A-Mouse outing - 1975 - on My Father's Land. The horns-driven Ras Ibuna & Jah Woosh Diverse Doctrine.is a major classic as is His Majesty Is Coming by The In Crowd...


Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Repost...
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Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Vol. 2

Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s. Part two of the rockers era mixtape. 1978-80. More 7 and 12 inch roots hits and rarities in full length discomix format - nuff versions, dubs and deejay cuts, Channel 1 style... Features a killer D. Brown-Dillinger counteraction on Jah Is Watching (Niney). Big excursions on the Weather Balloon (Channel One) Linval Thompson's Never Push Your Brother & the Blackstones' Open The Gates. Mystic Eyes team up with Jah Thomas for Reality on Jah Life. The Tappa Zukie & Knowledge 12'' Make Faith and the Earl 16 original Malcolm X are here also.

 
Continuous mix. Running time: 79 minutes. Repost...
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Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Vol. 3

Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Part Three. 1978-80. More 7'' and 12'' roots hits and rarities inna discomix format. The usual heavyweight dubs and deejay versions... Features Gregory Isaacs' counteraction with Prince Far-I on the Uncle Joe. Other excursions on Bim Sherman's Golden Locks (watch out for the new cut - Retro Locks by Oneness Records - its on the latest nu roots mix I'll be dropping later this week), Lacksley Castell/Augustus Pablo's Babylon World, Black Uhuru's Rent Man, Tappa Zukie's Bosrah, the Wailing Soul's War, and the heavenly Lift Up Your Conscience (Israel Vibration).


Continuous mix. Running time: 79 minutes. Repost...
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Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Vol. 4

Rootsical Vibrations - Roots Rockers from the Late 70s - Part 4. 1977-80. More heavyweight rockers selections with dread dub and deejay counteractions. Includes excursions on the Revolutionaries' PLA riddim, Niney's Slave Master, Tappa Zukie's Freedom Fi Natty, Augustus Pablo's Freedom Train and D. Browns' Drifter. King Miguel & Sugar Minott 's classic World of Sorrow is on the Full Up. Crucial early Eek-A-Mouse selection No Wicked Can Reign (Quality 7''). Ricky Storm's Zion Pathway is produced by father Leslie Kong. Bucket Bottom by Prince Alla and the Meditations' Fly Your Natty Dread are longtime faves of mine.



Continuous mix. Running time: 79 minutes. Repost...
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Special request to the Midlands posse... BIG UP