Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gargamel Buju Banton Special on the Timeless Reggae Show

Selector King David
Gargamel Buju Banton Special on the Timeless Reggae Show

Diverse selection showcasing the extraordinary talents of the Kingston superstar. 2017 marks an incredible 30 years since his 1st singles for Bunny Lee, Shocking Vibes & Jimmy Riley. A long series of hit was to follow for several producers, notably for Penthouse, Mad House & then his own Gargamel label. Best known for rockstone-voiced hardcore dancehall, the deejay is equally adept at doing roots and vibsy dancehall songs. Nuff wicked collaborations along the way...Buju is inarguably the biggest name in reggae music since Bob Marley & Dennis Brown, not only for the longevity of his career but also the quality of his amazingly prolific output The world looks forward to hearing more from the Gargamel after (hopefully) a speedy release from jail.

Pure vinyl selection. 

More thanks & respect to King David
Niceness every time.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Top Ranking Roots - Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation Mixtapes

Top Ranking Roots 
Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation

Heartical 3-part 70s roots mix. Brings together sides from producer, manager & promoter Tommy Cowan's Talent Corporation family of record labels - Arab, Starapple, Talent77, Talent & Sweet City. Cowan also collaborated with the Lewis brothers, releasing much of his catalogue on their Top Ranking imprint.

Cowan produced for reggae groups like Israel Vibration, Zap Pow, the Cordells & the Cimarons as well as solo artists like Winston McAnuff, Eric Donaldson, Devon Irons, Horace Andy, David Jahson, Ras Michael, Augustus Pablo. Earl Zero, Trinity & most frequently Jacob Miller & Inner Circle, but also many classic hard-to-find songs by much lesser known artists like the Blue Bells, Bandolos, Beach Commers, Ras Keatus I, Two Rasta Man, Little Madness & many more... . TC also released tunes by a number of other producers. Recordings mostly from Tuff Gong, Channel One, Black Ark, Harry J's & Dynamic. Kiler dubs by the Fatman Riddim Section, Roots Rockers & Talent Crew.

Upful roots & culture selection. Vocal, dubwize & occasional deejay cuts. Many essential but obscure gems line up alongside better known roots anthems. Dates roughly to 1975-1980. Over 150 track samples over the  three volumes. 
Continuous mix. 3X 90 minutes. 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dub For Refugees by Selector May

Selector May On creates a brilliant & unique dubwize sonic soundscape, mixing dub & rootsdub selections with all kinda ethnic samples and punky reggae. 

It a jungle out deh..
Break down the barriers build more bridges..

Many thanks to May and Gueret To Dub.. Large up!