Saturday, April 10, 2021

Blessed To Be... Modern Day Blues & Spirituals

 

We step out of the reggae zone for one week only for a foray into modern American blues & gospel sounds. Centers around the inspirational & sensational works of Ben Harper alongside his band the Innocent Criminals as well as with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama. Also some deeply spiritual songs by the Holmes Brothers. A good few surprises 😋 

Its a different flavor this time but Jah Jah works go on sameway seen 💚💛💗



Begins with protest & resistance songs (🔥🔥🔥 Babylon) before moving to a few brutally reflective gideon songs. A series of joyous, uplifting spirituals is then followed by some more soul-searching before coming to a optimistic & contented conclusion... 

We are blessed to be.. more thanks for life!

I've not done a tracklist for this one (enjoy the suspense hehe) but I'll list one below later on..

 

If been a real pleasure to revisit some of these old favorites of mine. The live session was a surprising success. Far from no one tuning in as I'd suspected might happen it was rocking this Friday night on hearticalfm.com as everyone really appreciated a break from the usual reggae jeggae.. 

Well pleased & satisfied :)

 

Continuous mix. 2 hours

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Ben Harper





 

Yahweh be praised!

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Earth Water & Fyah Dubwize 2021

 

Earth, Water & Fyah!

 Contemporary dubwise selection (2020/21) Take up your herbs, saffi and chillum and come blaze it up... boomshanka!

 

 

Continuous mix 2 hours 15 mins

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Check out the new single by Eek A Mouse, Put Some Food On the Ghetto Youth Table on Irie Ites. Its the best I've heard him for many, many years, big up Eek A Mouse! Pinnacle Sound come in a spacey Bullwackies style, crucial. Messian Dread created a superb, dubby tribute to Daddy U Roy. Three tracks + dubs from trombonist Oddimoni's great new album Irie Ia Ifa. Another track from Linkup Record's Fresh Fruit & Vegetables in Dub, this one featuring the great Yami Bolo. Spraggy's Sunshine Dub Country Sessions is a throwback to the 1970s. Docteur Ganjah is a producer from France who comes with middle-eastern vibes for his  brilliant Another Dub Horizon set.
 


 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Stay Red Stay Dread

 

STAY RED STAY DREAD

Roots reggae 1970's into the early 80's, vocal & dubs.

Spotlight on the works of Congo Ashanti Roy & Prince Far I for the Pre label 1980-83. Some great sides by Phillip Frazer, Wayne Wade, Culture, Lizzard & Big Youth. Excursion on the crucial Full Warning riddim from 1975

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Ras Mamey & Paul Rootsical Play Roots & Kulcha on HearticalFM

 

Higher Heights show 11 March 2021 on www.hearticalfm.com hosted by Ras Mamey with special guest Paul Rootsical. Freestyle conscious roots selection 1970s to nowadays.. Aswad to Midnite to Jah9 to Jah Woosh to Bob Marley & Jimmy Lindsay
Tributes to U Roy & Bunny Wailer RIP

Liberate yourself with music...


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Experience the HIGHER HEIGHTS SHOW every Thursday from 20h. French time with Ras Mamey

 

Saturday, March 6, 2021

HearticalFM Reggae Collective Community Mixtape 2021

 

The hearticalfm.com Reggae Collective community oneness mixtape 2021
 

Solid Foundation indeed! 4 hours, 13 selectors play in unity. Remarkable consistency of sound & theme with contemporary roots & culture as the order of the day...


Featuring:
JAH PAZ & SENEM - RASTA FARM ITALY
SELECTOR SHIKYDRAKS - LIVE & GIVE CALIFORNIA
PAUL ROOTSICAL - REWIND SHOW UK
kWE aka AKWERIUS - FREEDOM HOUR: MUSIC IS HEALING CALIFORNIA
KARL KENYATTA & ZIONTIST - SMOKEY ROOM GERMANY
MARTIN-I - BABYLON FALL SOUND SYSTEM ECUADOR
00IMO - RAINBOW COUNTRY ITALY
SISTA FABI - BLESSnLUV SESSIONS ITALY
MESSIAN DREAD - DUBROOM NETHERLANDS
PUPPA SLENGY - OLDIES BUT GOODIES FRANCE
DUBIT - AT THE CONTROL POLAND

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"Love Is The Way"

This amazing community event that brought us all together on 4/3/21 at hearticalfm.com/chatroom was deeply uplifting & energizing for everyone involved, both the selectors & listeners. Everyone took the time to listen to & I-ppreciate one another in true oneness, each one teach one... 

hearticalfm.com/mission 

As we approach the one year mark (late May), the schedule, crew, listeners, networks and the good vibes continue to grow & diversify. We currently have around 30 committed DJs in over 10 countries over 4 continents, all playing good, conscious reggae music with great diversity and a whole lot of interaction. Long may it continue.. We give thanks to everyone who has shown love & support for our mission --- we are blessed!

Nuff respect to bredren JAH PAZ and thanks for the mixtape photo/artwork & work on the overall theme. Also SHIKYDRAKS & PAUL ROOTSICAL for holding the MC vibes throughout. Jah bless and BIG UP!

 


Special thanks to the PERSONS OF INTEREST BAND JA for their help & input 💚💛💗


 

 Come tune in at hearticalfm.com good music playing 24/7. Check our interactive jukebox with its request functions and pop in to our interactive chatroom.
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Monday, February 15, 2021

Roots and Culture 2021 on hearticalfm


2021 Roots & Culture selection

Brand new roots and dub releases
bring back the good vibes this year....


 

Part of the Nixon Omollo album launch party night on www.hearticalfm.com

Good Vibes Return
the hearticalfm Friday Night Jamboree in full effect & the place was bubbling! To hear more about Ras Nix & NOAH visit his website www.nixonomollo.com

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Some outstanding new music from Shanti K & Dubophonic records, Cyprus, Linkup Recordz, Canada, Roots Unity, Ras Midas & the Persons Of Interest Band JA, not to mention the great Chaka Demus! Watch out for The Scorchers reggae band outta London, big things coming from them in 2021.


Nuff respect Ras Nix & Shikydraks ✊ Big up Kingroots of Jah Tribulation for the new hearticalfm art, give thanks blesss





 

 

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Nixon Omollo Good Vibes Mixtape

 

Here it is, the official Nixon Omollo promo mix for the Good Vibes Return album

Brought to you by Paul Rootsical & Shikydraks in association with HearticalFM

 

We had some fun making this with the intro skit and specials. Full credit to Ras Nix who is lively and versatile, a joy to work with. Blessings going out to Shikydaks who is always up for a conscious project. Nuff respect to the fullness..
 

The album out now on NOAH Music
 


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Nixon Omollo - Good Vibes Return 2021

 

Nixon Omollo releases a brand new EP
Good Vibes Return Feb 1 on NOAH Music. Recorded & produced in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the EP contains seven tracks of irie, upful, African flavoured roots reggae. We all just want the good vibes to come back again in 2021 seen! In unity, more life, more strength.
 
Healing has begun, let the good vibes return!
 
 

Ras Nix who originates from Kenya is now resident in the USA and has over 10 years experience in the music industry. Inspired by the roots masters like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Burning Spear he picked up the guitar at a early age. This musical inspiration is fused with the sounds of Nixon's native Kenyan upbringing and the reggae dancehall sounds of the Nairobi club scene, not to mention the sonic melting pot that is the USA, that have helped define his unique sound. Music is a vehicle to spread the NOAH message of unity, livity and upliftment. This release follows this debut LP How Long Shall We Wait from 2017. 
 
 
 A few words from Ras Nix...
 
 "Thank you for your help in promoting my music. In doing so you are making a big difference as I take my art seriously and create music that will inspire and uplift people. For this reason I'd like to reach as many people as possible and I truly appreciate the part that you are playing in that process. Jah Bless, Ras Nix"
 
Its been a great pleasure & a privilege for myself and HearticalFM to be involved in this project. Irie & constructive vibes all round with Ras Nix. Watch out for the Good Vibes Return Mixtape about to hit this Friday 5th. Bless up Nix & Shikydraks, the whole crew...
 
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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Prince Jazzbo & Friends Take Over Now - Studio One

 

Prince Jazzbo carry the swing with an all-star Studio One selection. Foundation rhythm fall like rain.. so come along and move u boogaloo

 

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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 Jazzbo got the choice of version at Brentford Road. Riddim galore.. Excursions on the Door Peep, I'm Gonna Take Over Now, Choice of Colour, Skylarking, Heavenless, Creation Rebel, Rocking Time, Fire Coal Man, Baby Why, Night Owl, No Jestering, Sidewalk Doctor, Love Me Forever, Rain From The Skies, Queen of the Minstrel, Guiding Star, Ten To One, College Rock, Mojo Rocksteady, No No No & Ting-A-Ling

 



Thursday, January 14, 2021

Jah Light Shine Down in roots

Roots reggae. Inspired by recent nature walks in all the elements

Friday Night Rewind show on hearticalfm.com Jan 2021

Featured artists like Third World, Albert Malawi, Jimmy Cliff and the unique sounds of Ijahman Levi and Prince Lincoln. Chris Hinze's 1983 LP Bamboo Reggae is an airy instrumental set feat. Sly & Robbie and Peter Tosh

Riding on a vibe for this one ites 💚💛💓

 

Continuous mix 2 hours

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Photo by my lovely wife Tae 

 



 

Monday, January 11, 2021

Rootsical Vibrations: Strictly 70s Roots

 

Roots rockers from the late 70s 

discomix style

 Bringing back this series of 4 roots reggae mixes from 2008 freshly upped to hearthis.at

downloads available through each stream

 

pt. 1

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

 

pt. 2


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

 

pt. 3


 
Features Gregory Isaacs' counteraction with Prince Far-I on the Uncle Joe. Other excursions on Bim Sherman's Golden Locks, Lacksley Castell/Augustus Pablo's Babylon World, Black Uhuru's Rent Man, Tappa Zukie's Bosrah, the Wailing Soul's War, and Israel Vibration's heavenly Lift Up Your Conscience


pt. 4


Includes excursions on the Revolutionaries' PLA riddim, Niney's Slave Master, Tappa Zukie's Freedom Fi Natty, Augustus Pablo's Freedom Train and D. Walks' 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. Ricky Storm's Zion Pathway is produced by his father, Leslie Kong. Bucket Bottom by Prince Alla and the Meditations' Fly Your Natty Dread are longtime roots favorites



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

King Jammys Waterhouse 1985-2018

 

MIGHTY KING JAMMYS PRODUCTIONS 1985 TO 2018

JAMMYS-FATHER & SON-JOHN JOHN-KINGSTON 11
Seeing in the new year ina uptempo style & fashion. Upful dancehall vibes carry the swing at hearticalfm.com on the FRIDAY NIGHT REWIND SHOW

 
 
Continuous mix 2 hours

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Giant dancehall hits over murderous riddim track like the Hypocrites, Addicted To Your Love, Pick Up The Pieces, I Need You/Cat Paw/Throw Mi Corn, Love Punanny Bad, Kuff, Tonight, I Know The Score & Peanie Peanie & Head To Toe, not forgetting the massive Punanny & the indomitable Sleng Teng. These riddim still sound as fresh as ever.

Special mention to Jammys house engineer & rhythm creator Bobby Digital Dixon & vocalist Chuck Turner who left us in dreadful 2020. May they rest in power...

 

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Dropzone Session on Hot96FM Kenya

 

Guest appearance on

Rapcha The Sayantist's Dropzone

Hot96FM Kenya 5 Dec 2020

 

 

 Continuous mix 2.5 hours

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I took the opportunity to play a load of my regular favorites from over the years for these new listeners


Rapcha The Sayantist is a reggae DJ, host, comedian, actor & media personality. His highly popular Dropzone reggae show goes out on the FM dial from the heart of Nairobi Kenya 5 days a week. The best in Mizizi roots reggae with guest selectors from over Africa and around the world.
@IAMRAPCHA

www.facebook.com/RapchaSayantist

 Reggae is massive in Kenya and Rapcha has nuff listeners, some of who linked up so it was a great pleasure to do this session! Big respect to the man Rapcha and thanks to all the crew at Hot96FM. Big up the Big Ship crew & the Reggae Desciples Kenya also..