Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Morgan Heritage 20

Morgan Heritage 20
Celebrating two decades of amazing music from the grammy award winners. Ever since their breakthrough hits for Bobby Digital in 1996 a new single or album release has always been a much anticipated event and when the Heritage roadshow come to town its just pure fyah... Troddin' in their late father Denroy's footsteps Heritage favour an uptempo, rootsy sound and are at their best doing tuff reality songs and inspiring spirituals. The band's grammy this year for the Strictly Roots album was long overdue and is seen as a 'lifetime achievement'' award. Its great to see them finally get the recognition they've so long deserved.

With such an extensive and essential back catalogue to choose from and too little space here, focus is more on singles and collaborations than on album tracks. Productions from, among others, Digital B, Jammys, Xterminator,  Flava Mcgregor, Kickin, Penthouse,  Massive B, Fat Eyes, Richie Stephens, Oneness, Jukeboxx, Don Carleon, Denroy Morgan and Heritage's own 71 Records, HMG and GTBC (Good To Be Conscious). Alternative versions by Cocoa Tea, Chezidek, Sizzla, Shabba Ranks, I-Wayne, Capleton, Anthony B, King Kong, Richie Spice, Beenie Man, Ras Shiloh, Bushman, the Marleys and Military Man. 

Continuous mix. Two hours. 66 tracks.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Fyah Family Official Mixtape - Tony D Clutcheye Meets Mighty Lion Sound

Fyah Family Mixtape
Tony D Clutcheye Meets Mighty Lion Sound

Spanish Town artist Tony D is a cultivated songwriter with a sweet melodic voice similar at times to Wayne Wonder, Lukie D, Tony Curtis, Thriller U or Richie Stephens. Linked closely with Little Kirk and the Shocking Vibes Crew through the 90s, he has gone on to work with the likes of Black Scorpio, Bobby Digital, Stone Love and Creative Sounds, the onetime MC equally at home voicing lovers, dancehall and cultural sides. Tony D currently resides in Florida, building a solid reputation stateside and internationally as a performer and conscious artist.

Fyah Family features recent material including a series of strong reality songs like Everything About Jah, They Don't Know, Give A Little Bit More on Iron Gate Sound's Lion Inna Den (aka Baltimore) riddim and two tuff Irie Ites recordings: Dem No Loyal on the Diamond (Tonight) & Jungle Out Deh on the Soulful Spirit. A couple of specials for Mighty Lion, including a killer on the Heavenless.

Dem No Loyal EP

Give thanks Dennis for linking up... Positive vibrations

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Dactah Chando - Ansestral LP 2016

Dactah Chando - Ansestral 2016
Achinech / Boomrush Records  release 

I only recently heard of Dactah Chando through this excellent new LP though its actually the 4th studio album by the Canarian rootsman singjay. Producer Umberto Echo creates a richly textured and varied soundtrack of upbeat roots & dancehall rhythm tracks with a definite African-world music flavour. Full horn section and backing vocals from Sara Lugo. The strictly positive, conscious lyrics and vybz are reminiscent of the legendary Chillian band Gondwana. Its a creeper that grows and grows on you with each listen. 5 stars.....

Available now on I-Tunes and Amazon

Alto Grado (High Grade) new single 

Positivo single

Live 2016

Give thanks to Boomrush records for working hard to lift positive reggae music up across Europe and around the globe,,,, Respect due.