Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Soul of Reggae w/ Undercover

The recent passing of Aretha Franklin (RIP) got me thinking how much influence she had on reggae over the years. In the end I could only find a few obvious covers, but I did connect the dots on a bunch more wicked soul and funk influenced rocksteady and reggae covers. Mostly from Studio One, you can see how well the soul crossed over and became an essence of the reggae vocal, and beat.

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Tony Gregory - Get Out Of My Life Woman (1967) ( Lee Dorsey)
Keith and Tex - Don't Look Back (1968) (The Temptations)
The Sensations - Born To Love You (1968) (The Temptations)
Slim Smith - Grow Closely Together (1968) (The Impressions)
The Minstrels - People Get Ready (1968) (The Impressions)
Norma Fraser - Respect (1968) (Aretha Franklin)
Slim Smith - A Place In The Sun (1969) (Stevie Wonder)
The Heptones - Message From A Black Man (1969) (Temptations)
Jackie Mittoo - Jumping Jehosophat (1972) (Temptations)
Slim Smith - Gypsy Woman (1972) (The Impressions)
Delroy Wilson - Funky Broadway (1969) (Sam and Dave/Stevie Wonder)
Sound Dimension - Time is Tight (1969) (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)
Jerry Jones - Still Water (1970) (Four Tops)
Senior Soul - Is It Because I Am Black (1970) (Syl Johnson)
Jackie Mittoo - Black Organ (1972) (Syl Johnson)
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving (1970)4
Jackie Mittoo - Groovy Spirit (1971) (Lord Tanamo)
Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself (1971) (Charles Wright and Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band)
The Marvels - Rock Steady (1971) (Aretha Franklin)
Delroy Wilson - It's Your Thing (1971) (Isley Brothers)
Jerry Jones - Compared To What (1971) (Les McCann)
Alton Ellis - It's A Shame (1971) (The Spinners)
Lloyd Williams - Reggae Feet (1970)
The Heptones Ready To Learn (1970) (Barbara Mason)
Jackie Mittoo - Too Late To Turn Back Now (1972) (Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose )
Delroy Wilson - My Baby is Gone (1972) (Barbara Acklin)
Jerry Jones - Oh Me Oh My (1972) (Aretha Franklin)
Hortense Ellis - Woman of the Ghetto (1972) (Marlena Shaw)
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around (1973) (The Spinners)
Paris Connection - That Lady (1973) (Isley Brothers)
Hortense Ellis - People Make The World Go Round (197X) (The Stylistics)
Donovan Carless - Be Thankful (1974) William DeVaughn
Jackie Mittoo - A Big Car (1970) Be Thankful
Hortense Ellis Suspicious Minds (197X) (Elvis Presley)
Richard Ace and The Sound Dimensions - Can't Get Enough (1974)
Jerry Jones - Compared To What (1974)
Otis Gayle - Let Me Get To Know You (1974) (Paul Anka)
Richard Ace - Can't Get Enough (1974) (Barry White)
Cornell Campbell - Girl of My Dreams (1975)
Roland Alphonso and The Sound Dimension - Mr Fashion (1975)
Slim Smith - Ain't Too Proud To Beg (1976) (The Temptations)
Otis Gayle - What You Won't Do For Love (1978) (Bobby Caldwell)
Norma White - I Want Your Love (1979) (Chic)
Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love (1979)
Doreen Schaffer - This Love (1980)
Doreen Schaffer - I Don't Know Why (1980) 
Jennifer Lara - Ain't No Love (1981)
Charmaine Burnette - Am I The Same Girl (1981) (Barbara Acklin)
Jennifer Lara - Ain't No Love (1981)

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Classic 80s Dancehall w/ Undercover

Bonafide 80s (some 90s) classics riiiight here. Rub a dub, early dancehall vibes for the dance!

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M-16 (1980) - Lone Ranger
Ice Cream Love (1980) - Johnny Osbourne
You Are A No Good (1980) - Michael Prophet
Ganja Smuggling (1981) - Eek-A-Mouse
Gunman (1981) - Michael Prophet
Entertainment (1981) - Triston Palma
Wa Do Dem (1981) - Eek-A-Mouse
Gunman (1981) - Michael Prophet
Jacqueline (1982) - Hugh Mundell
Soundclash (1982) - Anthony Johnson
Rub a Dub All the Time (1982) - Dennis Brown
Diseases (1982) - Michigan & Smiley
Bam Bam (1982) - Sister Nancy
Look How Me Sexy (1982) - Linval Thompson
Spar With Me (1982) - Toyan
Police in Helicopter (1983) - John Holt
Murderer - Barrington Levy
Worries In The Dance (1983) - Frankie Paul
Sunday Dish (1984) - Early B
Mr Landlord (1984) - Half Pint
Prison Oval Rock (1984) - Barrington Levy
I've Lost My Sonia (1984) - Cocoa Tea
Golden Hen (1984) - Tenor Saw
World-A-Music (1984) - Ini Kamoze
Mini Bus (1984) - Barrington Levy
Mi God mi King (1984) - Papa Levi
Star Daily News and Gleaner (1984) - Eek A Mouse
Fever (1985) - Tenor Saw
Ring The Alarm (1985) - Tenor Saw
Greetings (1985) - Half Pint
Rewind (1984) - Johnny Osbourne             
No Ice Cream Sound (1992) - Johnny Osbourne
Budy Bye (1985) - Johnny Osbourne
Under Mi Sleng Teng (1985) - Wayne Smith
Original Fat Ting (1985) - Echo Minott
Pumpkin Belly (1985) - Tenor Saw
Under Me Sensi (1985) - Barrington Levy
Tempo (1985) - Anthony Red Rose
Here I Come (1985) - Barrington Levy
Revolution (1985)  - Dennis Brown
The Exit (1985) - Dennis Brown
When I Release (1985) - Puddy Roots
Boops (1985) - Super Cat
Here I Come (1985) - Barrington Levy
Original Foreign Mind (1985) - Junior Reid
Children Of The Ghetto (1986) - Cocoa Tea
Little Sound Boy (1996) - Johnny Osbourne
Young Lover (1987) - Cocoa Tea
Turn On the Heat (1987) - Eccleton Jarrett
Agony (1987) - Pinchers
Bad Boy  (1988) - Courtney Melody
Dangerous (1988) - Courtney Melody
Black Roses (1990) - Barrington Levy
No, No, No (1994) - Dawn Penn

Sunday, July 15, 2018

5 fi 5 w/ Undercover

Been seeing chat lately on who is leading the modern reggae revival. Alot of bad minded words against Chronixx "he should be doing this, he should be doing that, he's lost his voice, he should be doing more roots, he's sold-out etc" What a load of shit. First up, he does do roots, he does do dancehall and he does do crossover. And besides who the fuck are we to tell him what to do? He is on his own musical journey, he nah need to listen to us. We need to listen to him more, hear where he goes, he could push the genre into somewhere else unexpected, something new and that is why I think ol' Cronny is at the top of his game. Enjoy what we enjoy, ignore what we nah like.

On that note, here is a likkle 5 fi 5 of top tunes from my top artists recent albums. Others like Protoje, Jesse, Damian, Kabaka, Samory I, Micah and Exco are all there at the top tier together. Who had the biggest album? Why all of them did for different reasons! Respect one and all.


Chronixx - Skankin' Sweet
Chronixx - Majesty
Chronixx - Spanish Town Rockin'
Chronixx - Big Bad Sound (Feat. Chronicle)
Chronixx - Likes
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Flames
Protoje - Bout Noon
Protoje - Mind of a King
Protoje - A Matter of Time
Protoje f/ Mortimer - Truths and Rights
Protoje - Blood Money
Protoje - Camera Show
Damian Marley - Medication (feat. Stephen Marley)
Damian Marley - Everybody Wants To Be Somebody
Damian Marley - Perfect Picture (feat. Stephen Marley)
Damian Marley - Upholstery (feat. Major Myjah)
Damian Marley - R.O.A.R.
Kabaka Pyramid - Kontraband f/ Damian Marley
Kabaka Pyramid - Blessed Is The Man f/ Chronixx
Kabaka Pyramid - Everywhere I Go f/ Protoje
Kabaka Pyramid - Lyrics Deity
Kabaka Pyramid - Can't Breathe
Exco Levi - Maga Dawg
Exco Levi - Redo
Exco Levi - Wise Man
Exco Levi - Old Capital
Exco Levi - Nothing at All
Rorystonelove f/ Samory I - Rasta Nuh Gangsta
Rorystonelove f/ Samory I - Fear Of Jah
Rorystonelove f/ Samory I - I Am Gad
Rorystonelove f/ Samory I - Black Gold
Rorystonelove f/ Samory I - Is It Because I'm Black
Micah Shemaiah - Roots I Vision
Micah Shemaiah - Zion Trod
Micah Shemaiah - Throw No Stone
Micah Shemaiah - Death Trap
Micah Shemaiah - Jah Works
Jesse Royal - Generation f/ Jo Mersa Marley
Jesse Royal - Modern Day Judas
Jesse Royal - Life Sweet
Jesse Royal - Always Be Around
Jesse Royal - Finally

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Beets and pieces w/ Undercover

A huge slew of beats I've been getting down to over the last 6 months. From mellow to murderous, something for everyone.

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Doja Cat f/ Konshens - Wine Pon You
Aleighcia Scott - Walk Away from Love (Salaam Remi Mix)
SiR - D'evils
Noah Slee f/ Melodownz - Lips
Bluestaeb f/ Noah Slee and Maïa - Mind
Yazmin Lacey - 90 Degrees
The Age Of L.U.N.A. - Maybe Yeah
Sola Rosa - Back to You (Potatohead People Remix)
Cleo Sol - Why Don't You
Bey0ncé and J@Y-Z - Summer
Jorja Smith - Where Did I Go?
Masego - I Do Everything!
Sola Rosa f/ Kevin Mark Trail - After 'Ours - See the Light
Children of Zeus - All Night
SiR f/ ScHoolboy Q - Something Foreign
Raiza Biza - Strong Woman
Sean Leon - 90 BPM
Ladi6 - Guru
Mahalia f/ Little Simz - Proud of Me
Jorja Smith and Kendrick Lamar - I Am
SZA x Calvin Harris - The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix)
Jorja Smith - Blue Lights
The Age of L.U.N.A - Blow Me Away
KLIM Beats - I Still Love U
Nas - Not For Radio f/ Puff Daddy and 070 Shake
Smoke DZA, Fly Anakin & Blu f/ DJ Revolution - Head Above Water
Nas - White Label
Nas - Adam and Eve f/ The-Dream
Nas - Bonjour f/ Tony Williams
Childish Gambino - This Is America
Bey0ncé and J@Y-Z - Boss
Bey0ncé and J@Y-Z - Apeshit
Bey0ncé and J@Y-Z - 713
IAMDDB - Drippy
Joey Badass - King Of The Jungle
Lady Leshurr - Black Panther
Masego and Medasin - TrapScat (Get Loose)
Goldlink f/ Gucci Mane, Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy - Crew REMIX
Robert Glasper & Kaytranada - Thinkin Bout You (KAYTRANADA Remix)
Blue Lab Beats f/ Kojey Radical, Tiana Major9 - Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye
Tom Misch f/ Loyle Carner - Water Baby
Robert Glasper and Kaytranada - Move Love (Kaytranada Edition)
Robert Glasper and Kaytranada - No One Like You (Kaytranada Edition)
Blue Lab Beats f/ Kaidi Akinnibi - Oooo Lala
Tom Misch f/ De La Soul - It Runs Through Me
Stro Elliot - Marvin's Mood
Noah Slee - Radar
The Internet - Come Over
Stro Elliot - The Summer Love Song
Tom Misch f/ Poppy Ajudha - Disco Yes
Masego - Send Yo' Rita!
VanJess - Through Enough f/ GoldLink
The Internet - Roll (Burbank Funk) (Kaytranada Remix)
The Herbaliser - Some Things f/ Rodney P and Tiece
Run The Jewels - Chase Me f/ Danger Mouse and Big Boi
Jesse Futerman - My Favourite Merchant f/ Byron The Aquarius
Gorillaz - Souk Eye
Robert Glasper and Kaytranada - Love and Pain (Kaytranada Remix)
Robert Glasper and Kaytranada - Fire N' Rain (Kaytranada Remix)
Ladi6 - Royal Blue
Chronixx - I Can (J.L.L Remix)
Cadenza f/ Jorja Smith and Dre Island - People (JD Reid Remix)
Ras G and The Afrikan Space Program - Infinite Possibilities

Friday, May 18, 2018

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Still catching up. On rotation fi long time, some fresh bits too.


Gappy Ranks - Upliftment
Aleighcia Scott - Walk Away From Love (feat. Baby Boom)
Aleighcia Scott - Oh Mama (feat. Shanty B)
BuzzRock, The Expanders and Walshy Fire - We Deya (Top Shelf Riddim)
Cocoa Tea, The Expanders and Walshy Fire - Medical Marijuana (Top Shelf Riddim)
The Expanders and Walshy Fire - Top Shelf (Loud City Dub Version) (Top Shelf Riddim)
Little Roy - Long Time Rocksteady
Jah Wipes & Real Africa - Giving Me Problems
Bucky Jo - Love Flows
Macka B - Give Thanks (Nice & Easy Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Family Not Friend (Nice & Easy Riddim)
Exco Levi - Good Old Days (Chancery Lane Riddim)
Agent Sasco and Freddie McGreggor - Too Long (Chancery Lane Riddim)
Mo'Kalamity Meets Sly and Robbie - Strength Of A Woman
Mo'Kalamity Meets Sly and Robbie - Throw Down Your Guns
Soul Rebel Project - Unity feat. Kenyatta Hill and Green Lion Crew
Ras I-Dre - Sweet Reggae (To Di East Riddim)
King Mas - Can't Draw We Out (To Di East Riddim)
Protoje f/ Chronixx - No Guarantee
Capleton and Chronixx - Help the Weak
Exile Di Brave - Equally (Reality Chant Remix)
Micah Shemaiah - Roots I Vision
Micah Shemaiah and Umberto Echo - Zion Trod (Dub Mix)
Micah Shemaiah - Death Trap
Anthony B - Hold On To Your Rootz
Larger Than Life - Hold On To Your Rootz Riddim
Monkey Marc f/ Dre Island - Yaad N Abraad (Yaad N Abraad Riddim)
Monkey Marc - Yaad N Abraad (Version) (Yaad N Abraad Riddim)
5 Star - Cold City (Yaad N Abraad Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Come Out (Yaad N Abraad Riddim)
Junior Reid - Pull up Selector (Rude Boy Skank Riddim)
Elephantman - Rudeboy Skank (Rude Boy Skank Riddim)
Massive B - Version Mix (Rude Boy Skank Riddim)
Cocoa Tea f/ Ines Pardo - Fire (Fuego)
Cocoa Tea - Fire
King Kong - Wake Up The Town Ft. Eek A Mouse
King Kong - Old School Ft. Burro Banton & Pinchers
Scientist, Hempress Sativa - Boom Wah Da Da Deng DUB
Scientist, Hempress Sativa - Rock It Ina DUB
Alborosie f/ Chronixx - Contradiction

Big Tunes w Undercover

Been sleeping and need to play catch up. Got some dancehall heat for you.


Kabaka Pyramid f/ Stonebwoy - Borders
Protoje - Bout Noon
I-Octane - Why Should I
Tarrus Riley - Ah Me and Jah
Lymie Murray - Remember Me
RC - Starting Up A Fire
Busy Signal - Rise Again
Classy Horns - Rebel Horns
Vybz Kartel and Ky-Mani Marley - Cool And Deadly
Deep Jahi - Don
Delly Ranx - Intractable
Teflon - Nuh Weh
Jah Mason - Jah Children
Naptali - Ungodly
Mikey Wild - Streets of Babylon
Jackson Turner - We Come to Burn It
Green Lion Crew meets Chronixx - Live Over Death (Green Lion Crew Remix)
Green Lion Crew meets Chronixx - Live Over Death (Coki Remix)
Tarrus Riley f/ Konshens - Simple Blessings
I-Octane, Demarco - Love to See You Dance
Claye f/ Tropical Bwoy - Let Me Love You
Shawn Storm - Gallis Ganu
I-Octane, Shaggy - I Don't Wanna Know
Jahmiel - Tek It Off
Vybz Kartel - Make Up Sex
Mavado - Dress To Impress
Alkaline - Load Up
Vybz Kartel - How
Masicka -  Roll Clean
Assassin (Agent Sasco) - Inna D Ghetto
Damian Jr. Gong Marley - Medication (Remix)
Vybz Kartel - Highest Level

Saturday, December 30, 2017

***Biggest Tunes*** of 2017 w/ Undercover

Here we have it, my call on the best tunes of 2017 inna a roots and cultures stylee. Chronixx amid all the hype and scepticism for me comes atop with some catchy ass beats in the way of Skankin Sweet, and Likes. Follow that up with the cream of the crop of 2017 including Protoje, Jesse Royal, Damian Marley, Samory I, Esco Levi and Kabaka plus newcomers like Lila Ike, Inezi, Jalifa and more. Enjoy.

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Max Romeo – Liars
Chronixx - Spanish Town Rockin'
Jo Mersa Marley - Our Private Beach Party
Cornel Campbell - My Roots Girl
U-Roy - My Ethiopian Queen
Kelissa f/ Jesse Royal - Wake Up and Live
Chronixx - Skankin Sweet
Bobby Crystal - The Gun
Kabaka Pyramid - Revolution of the Mind
Jah Bouks - Love and Unity
Protoje - Blood Money
Pentateuch Movement – Punchinella
Lila Iké - Gotti Gotti
Inezi - Roots & Culture
Jalifa - InI Dread
Esco Levi - Maga Dawg
Million Stylez - The Youths Of Today
Red Rose - Kush Weh Me Like
Agent Sasco – Prevail
Jesse Royal - Always Be Around
Rorystonelove f/ Samory I - Rasta Nuh Gangsta
Randy Valentine – Vigilant
Micah Shemaiah - Jah Works
Midnight Riders - Bobby Was a Gangster
Devon Clarke f/ Johnny Go Figure – Soldier
Mr. Williamz - Bad Boy Business
Shaggy - Pum Pum Phat
Red Fox - Brooklyn Swing
Million Stylez - Ring Di Alarm
Chino – Bars
Damian Marley f/ Stephen Marley – Medication
Queen Ifrica f/ Damian Marley – Trueversation
Chronixx - Likes

Friday, December 29, 2017

Undercover Beats w/ Undercover

Prepped a little beats mix recently. Killer summer music for the Southern Hemisphere. Mixed and unmixed for your listening pleasure. Chur.

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Onra - Bye Bye
SZA f/ Kendrick Lamar - Doves In The Wind
Ryan Svendsen f/ Molly Moore and Uno Hype - Orange Tree Leaves
Tall Black Guy f/Masego and Rommel Donald - Peace And Love
Fkj and Masego – Tadow
Melodownz f/ Israel Starr - One More
Little Dragon f/ Faith Evans - Peace of Mind
Kazumi Kaneda f/ Nice – Marvellous
Masego – Navajo
Space Invadas f/ Remi - Wild World
Jay Prince f/ Mahalia - I Believe In You
Mahalia – Sober
Little Simz – Backseat
IAMDDB – Shade
Jorja Smith and Preditah - On My Mind
DEAN f/ Syd – Love
Latinaotearoa & Team Dynamite - Jazzy Samba
Malice and Mario - Sweet Superstar
Buddy – Guillotine
GoldLink f/Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy
Oddisee – Like Really
The Milk - Trouble Gonna Bring Me Down (Tall Black Guy Sad Story Remix)
BADBADNOTGOOD f/ Samuel T. Herring - I Don't Know
Tall Black Guy - There Is No Love Without Love
Leven Kali – Joy
Big Boi – Freakanomics
Topaz Jones – Tropicana
Jono Das - Bad Planet f/ Raiza Biza and K-Saba
Son Of Sam f/ Masta Ace, Large Professor - Come A Long Way [The Extra P Remix]
Lou Phelps f/ Innanet James - What Time Is It
Rapsody f/ Busta Rhymes - You Should Know
Joey Bada$$ f/ Chronixx – Babylon
Big Boi f/ Killer Mike and Jeezy - Kill Jill
Wu-Tang Clan f/ Method Man, Killa Priest and Chris Rivers – Frozen
Wu-Tang Clanf/ Method Man, R-Mean and Mzee Jones - G'd up 
Onra - The Final Chapter

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dancehall Bangers w/ Undercover

I don't delve too deep into Dancehall on this site, but I had a gig lined up so needed to catch up! So I've been feeling the heat on these bangers in the last little bit. Enjoy.

Wizkid f/ Major Lazer - Naughty Ride
Gappy Ranks - You Run Tings
Romain Virgo - Who Jah Bless
Stonebwoy - My Name
Jahmiel - Heaven (All Night Riddim)
Mavado - All Night (All Night Riddim)
Alkaline - Suave (All Night Riddim)
Giggs - Lock Doh
Lotto Boyzz (Ash X Lucas) - No Don
Post Malone f/ 21 Savage - Rockstar
Damian Marley - Upholstery f/ Major Myjah
Chronixx - Likes
Chronixx - Sell My Gun
Romain Virgo - Still (Sky Scraper Riddim)
Christopher Martin - Style (Sky Scraper Riddim)
Agent Sasco - Girl Like That (Sky Scraper Riddim)
Keznamdi - Nuh Skylarking (Sticky Road Riddim)
Vershon - Nuh Join (Sticky Road Riddim)
Masicka - Everyday (Sticky Road Riddim)
Claye - Murderer
Shaggy, Kubiyashi, Walshy Fire - Fat Piece (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
Sean Paul, Kubiyashi, Walshy Fire - Lock N Key (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
Bunji Garlin, Kubiyashi, Walshy Fire - Chicken And Dumplin (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Grave Yard (Moscow Riddim)
Vybz Kartel - Kremlin (Moscow Riddim)
Chan Dizzy - If I Were You (Moscow Riddim)
Aidonia - Yeah Yeah
Cham f/ Miss O - Get Drunk
Cham - Back Way
Taiwan Mc f/ Paloma Pradal - Catalina
Damian Marley - R.O.A.R.
Sizzla, Capleton, Fantan Mojah - No Surrender (No Surrender Riddim)
Capleton - Babylon Days (No Surrender Riddim)
Monkey Marc - No Surrender Version) (No Surrender Riddim)
Stylo-G f/ Ding Dong - Yuzimme Yard Remix
Xean Don, Froggy Maddsquad, Famous Twenty - Dem Badmine (Recognise Riddim)
Delly Ranx, Babyboom - Money Wi Ah Pree (Recognise Riddim)
Mykal Rose, Capital D - What Ah Bam Bam (Recognise Riddim)

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Big Tunes w/Undercover

Macka B - My King
Jalifa and Suns of Dub - InI Dread (Mankind Riddim)
Galas and Suns of Dub - Mankind Solidarity (Mankind Riddim)
Chris Martin and Romain Virgo - Leave People Business (Better Dub Riddim)
Bugle - Truth And Rights (Better Dub Riddim)
Jah Vinci - Not Good Enough (Better Dub Riddim)
Reality Chant meets Israel Starr f/ Exile Di Brave - What You Wish For (Coming Home Riddim)
Reality Chant meets Israel Starr f/ Exile Di Brave - What You Dub For (Coming Home Riddim)
Reality Chant meets Israel Starr - Coming Home Riddim
Jah Wiz - Upfull Meditation (Ouji Riddim)
Busy Signal - Hold a Medi (Ouji Riddim)
Mykal Rose - Be Wise (Ouji Riddim)
Dre Island - Ganja I'm Smoking (Upful Reggae Riddim)
Jah Bouks - Love and Unity (Upful Reggae Riddim)
Lutan Fyah - Endocannabinoid System 
Inezi - No Love
Inezi - Roots and Culture
Lila Iké - Gotti Gotti
Eesah - Tell No Lie
Junior Natural + Sly and Robbie - The People (Militant)
Junior Natural + Sly and Robbie - Jah Light (Militant)
Jah Cure f/ Mikki Ras - Rude Bwoy Skankin!
Spanish Town All Stars f/ Izula and Jeff Boto - Anything Fi Ghetto Youth
Tenor Youthman - Killing a Sound (Sound Fi Dead)
Blackout Ja - Sound Burial (Sound Fi Dead)
Tenor Youthman - Set the Standard (Sound Fi Dead)
Isiah Mentor f/ George Palmer - Champion Time (Lick Shot Mix) (Sound Fi Dead)
The Hempolics - Warrior Sound
The Hempolics - Life Aint Easy
The Hempolics - Me Love To Sing
Pama International - Man Next Door
Pama International - Duboline
The Frightnrs - Gotta Find a Way (Dub Remix)
The Frightnrs - Trouble Version
The Frightnrs - Lookin (Dub Remix)
Peckings All-Stars - African (Dub) (African Land Riddim)
Troublesome - Oh Jah (African Land Riddim)
Patric Matic - Beyond The Valley (Words Riddim)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Horny Organs w/ Undercover


The funky instrumental. No one did it better than Coxsone at Studio One thanks to lead musical directors like Jackie Mittoo and Tommy McCook. Mittoo lending his funky organ grooves to a number of specials. And horn cuts, which were fundamental to the early sound also getting special treatment from the likes of Vin Gordon and Tommy McCook, both at Studio One and later Treasure Isle.

Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Real Cool
The Soul Vendors - Frozen Soul
Vin Gordon - Steady Beat
Vin Gordon - Picture On The Wall
Carl Bryan - Red Ash
Sound Dimension - Soulful Strut
The Gaytones - Gladness
Skatalites - Man In The Street
Vin Gordon - Todays Melody
Vin Gordon - Seven Eleven
Lester Sterling - Super Special
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Big, Bad and Bold
Don D Junior - Black Tuesday
Baba Leslie and Mark - Black Horns
Hux Brown - Drugs Man
Vincent Gordon - Walking Bay
Roland Alphonso - Jack Ruby
Sound Dimension - Jamaica Underground
Martin All Stars - Soul Bone
Roland Alphonso and Brentford All Stars - Sir D. Special
Sound Dimension - Scorchia
Carl Bryan - Night Curfew
Jo Jo Bennett and The Mudies All Stars - Lecture Me
Jo Jo Bennett and The Mudies All Stars - Leaving Rome
Joe White - Kenyatta
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
The Rebels - Rhodesia Version B
Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Venders - One Step Beyond
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Heatwave
Jackie Mittoo - Black Organ
Jackie Mittoo - Get Up and Get It
Dandy and Brother Dan's All Stars - Eastern Organ
Sound Dimension - Time is tight
Family Man Barrett - Soul Constitution
Don Drummond - Don De Lion
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin' Pt. 2
Jackie Mittoo - Juice Box
Sound Dimension - Baby Face
Soul System - Where It's At Version
Tommy McCook and The Sound Dimension - Tunnel One
Brentford All Stars - Race Track
Lenox Brown - My Conversation
Jackie Mittoo - Hot Milk


Boss Classics w Undercover

The Wrigglers  - The Cooler
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Fire Fire
Lloyd and  Glen - Rudies Give Up
Winston Samuels - The Greatest
Tony Scott - What Am I To Do
The Tennors - Another Scorcher
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp
The Termites - Shake It Up
The Creations - Holding Out
Toots and The Maytals - Hold On
The Kingstonians - Hold Down
Soul Offrus - Ease me up Officer
The Kingstonians - Sufferer
Claudette and The Corporation - Skinheads A Bash Them
The Untouchables - Tighten Up
The Versatiles - Spread Your Bed
The Viceroys - Jump in a Fire
Winston Shand - Throw Me Corn
The Consumates - What Is It
The Enforcers - Musical Fever
Rudy Mills - John Jones
Junior Soul - Miss Cushie
The Bunny Lee Allstars - Warfare
Prince Of Darkness - Burial Of Long Shot
Winston Scotland - Buttercup
Scotty - Children Children
Tony and Howie - Fun It Up
Lloyd Robinson - Cuss Cuss
The Race Fans - Bookie Man
Lloyd Charmers and The Hippy Boys - Cloudburst
Winston Samuels - Don't Believe Him


Foundation Instrumentals w/ Undercover

First in an upcoming series of Reggae instrumental and versions. For DJ use only!!!!

Marley and The Skatalites - One Love Version
Treasure Isle All Stars - Carry Go Bring Version
Delroy and The Soul Vendors - Dancing Mood Dub
Sound Dimension - Pressure and Slide Version
Slim Smith and Sound Dimension - Born To Dub 
The Silvertones - Smile Dub   
Ken Boothe and Sound Dimension - When I Fall In Dub
Beverley Allstars - 54-46 Version
Raphael Gray Allstars - Fat Beef Version
Alton and The Supersonics - Rocksteady Version
The Heptones and Sound Dimension - Pretty Looks Version
Keith and Tex - Stop That Train Version
Delroy Wilson and Sound Dimension - Run Run Version
Sound Dimension - Real Rock
Tommy McCook and The Sound Dimension - Tunnel One
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping Pt.2
The Success Allstars - My Conversation version
Sound Dimension - Mo Joe Rocksteady
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
Otis and Sound Dimension - I'll Be Around (Vers.)
Carl and Sound Dimension - Rythm Of My Version
Slim and Soul Vendors - Rougher Dub
Jackie Mittoo - Hot Milk
Sound Dimension - In Cold Dub
Soul Vendors - Darker Shade Of Black
The Heptones and Sound Dimension - Get In The Groove Version
Brentford All Stars - Race Track
Sugar Minott - Vanity Pt.2 
Brentford All Stars - Natural Misty (Version)
Dub Specialist - Come On Home Version
Gladiators and Sound Dimension - Tribulation/You Should Have Known Version
Sound Dimension - Conquer Me Version 2
Dub Specialists - Lecturer Riddim
Sound Dimension - Rockfort Rock
Johnny and Sound Dimension - Declaration (Ver.)
Johnny and Sound Dimension - Truth & Rights
Horace and Sound Dimension - Skylarking Rhythm
Errol and Sound Dimension - Black Cinderella version
Impact Allstars - Java Riddim
Ken and The Supersonics - Ali Baba Riddim
Dub Specialist - Bobby Babylon Dub
Sound Dimension - Heavy Rock
Brentford All Stars - Throw Me Corn
Rhythm Connection - Heavenless Riddim
Sly And Robbie - Tune in Riddim
Freddie McGregor - Big Ship Version
Soul Vendors - Death In The Arena
Cornell Campbell - Boxing Dub
Dennis and The Professionals - Cuss Cuss version
King Tubby - A Mean Dub Version
King Tubby - Answer Version
The Roots Radics - Prison Oval Rocking
Max Rand The Upsetters - Chase The Devil Version
Linval and The Roots Radics - Look How Me Sexy Version
Barrington and The Professionals - My Woman
Leroy and The Soul Syndicate - Mother Liza Version
Philip Fraser - You're No Good version
Revolutionaries - Seventy Nine Rock
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
Glenn Brown and King Tubby - Version 78 Style


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Courtney John - My Love Is Real
Courtney John - All The Way
Courtney John - Yes We Are
Helen Rogers - I'm Still In Love With You Boy
Twiggi f/ Sadiki - Let's Dance
Sadiki - Bang
Sadiki - Bang (Remix)
Protoje f/ Mortimer - Truth and Rights
EarthKry - Do What You Got To Do
EarthKry - Keep Dreaming
Ras Charmer - Hard Knock
Patric Matic - Beyond The Valley
Hempress Sativa - Boom (Wah Da Da Deng)
Hempress Sativa f/ Junior Murvin - No Retreat
Hempress Sativa - Heathen Wage
Jesse Royal - Always Be Around
Jesse Royal - Stand Firm
Jesse Royal f/ Jo Mersa Marley - Generation
Jesse Royal - Finally
New Kingston - Honorable and The Beast
Skip Marley - Refugee
Promise No Promises - Rub A Dub In The Dance
Hempress Divine f/ The Dan Juba & Muscle - A Million Ways
Micah Shemaiah - Jah Works
Micah Shemaiah - Jah Dub
The Weapons f/ Jahdan Blakkamoore - Island Girl (Bukkha Remix)
Jstar - Babylon Children (Adam Prescott and Jstar Remix)
Million Stylez f/ Alborosie - Inna di Dance (Remix)
L'Entourloop f/ Ras Demo - Weh U Come From
L'Entourloop f/ Ruffian Rugged, Skarra Mucci, Blackout JA and Troy Berkley - Le Tour de Force
Cutty Ranks - Limb by Limb (Mungo's Hi Fi Remix)
Colourman - Kick Up Rumpus
Pinchers - Cant Take the Pressure
Mr. Williamz f/ Joe Lickshot - The General Comes to Town
Mr. Williamz - Bad Boy Business

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

A massive month for reggae fans - three (make that four) long play albums from the cream of the modern roots reggae crop. Chronixx delivered his debut LP with a slew of singles with some fresh soul/hip hop vibes to boot, some loved, some hated. For me maybe a few more big new hits would have sealed the deal. Second Samory I and Rory Stone Love released his debut album to much praise sticking true to the heavy roots sound abound. A bit same samey in parts and his voice wobbles in part, but the militancy is strong! Speaking of militant, non other than Jr Gong dropped his much awaited album and it doesn't dissapoint. As for the fourth album, that kudos goes to Mark Wonder riding some killer riddims, SOILD as a rock.
Riddim wise we also have some biggies too - a new one Upful is top notch, from Zincfence sideshoot Black African productions. On the 90s digital tip is Digital Salute, Far East, Digital Fashion and Darker Shades - all bouncing, grinding authentic digital roots that would slam any dancehall!

• Chronology •
Chronixx - Selassie Children
Chronixx - Country Boy
Chronixx - Skankin' Sweet
Chronixx - Spanish Town Rockin'
Chronixx - Likes
• Stony Hill •
Damian Marley - Speak Life
Damian Marley - Upholstery (feat. Major Myjah)
Damian Marley - Everybody Wants To Be Somebody
Damian Marley - Grown and Sexy (feat. Stephen Marley)
• Black Gold •
Rorystonelove and Samory I - Fear Of Jah
Rorystonelove and Samory I - Jah Power
Rorystonelove and Samory I - Black Gold
Rorystonelove and Samory I - Is It Because I'm Black
Yolanda Brown - Sugarcane
• Dragon Slayer •
Mark Wonder - Dragon Slayer
Mark Wonder - True Patriots
Mark Wonder - Celebrating This Life
Mark Wonder - Militancy (Extended Dubwize)
RSNY - Wildfire (Remix) (feat. Marla Brown)
Irie Souljah - Dreader Than Dread
Nikiesha Lindo - The Best Love
Lantan - Burn Dem Down
• Give Love Riddim •
JayJayBorn2Sing and Mandee - Black Lives Matter
Harmonie Deja - Party Nice [extended version]
• In The Ghetto Riddim •
Izac King - Roadblock
Marlon Asher - Man A Blaze
Jah Mikey One - In The Ghetto Dub (Haze St. Dub Live Mix)
• Upful Reggae Riddim •
Dre Island - Ganja I'm Smoking
Jah Bouks - Love and Unity
African Black Museum and I Grade Dub - Upful Reggae Riddim Dub
• Rolling Thunder Riddim •
Dreadsquad - Rolling Thunder (feat. Kojo Neatness and Gardna)
Dreadsquad - Rolling Thunder Riddim (Version)
• Digital Salute Riddim • Larger than Life •
Chino - Bars
Bobby Hustle - Friend In You
Gappy Ranks - Dung Dung Diggy
• Hot Kya Riddim •
Infinite - Search Is Ova
Sylford Walker - Dub of Jah
Buzzrock - Mystical Dub
• Far East Riddim •
Tibio - Never Give In
Dub Troubles - Never Give Dub
Dub Troubles - Natural Flex
• Digital Fashion Riddim • Digital B •
Frankie Paul - Real Thing
Assassin (Agent Sasco) - Laws of Life
Queen Ifrica - Tell the People
• Darker Shades Riddim •
Sting International feat. Shaggy - Pum Pum Phat
Sting International feat. Agent Sasco - Conqueror
Sting International feat. Spragga Benz - Love Is All I Bring
Sting International feat. Red Fox - Brooklyn Swing
EchoSlim x Nicko Rebel - HiGrade Skanking (feat. Mr. Williamz)
Damian Marley - Perfect Picture (feat. Stephen Marley)
Damian Marley - R.O.A.R.
Damian Marley - Caution
Cham - Back Way
Cham - Jump Off
Cham - Get Drink feat. Miss O

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Big Tunes w Undercover


Christopher Ellis - Good Good Lov'n
Chronixx - Skankin Sweet
Richie Stephens f/ Bounty Killer - Luv-A-Dub Style
Collie Buddz - Good Life
Kelissa f/ Jesse Royal - Wake Up and Live
Kabaka Pyramid - Can't Breathe
Jesse Royal - Always Be Around
EarthKry - Philosophy
Wailing Souls - Inna Strong City
Digitaldubs f/ Cedric Myton and Afromandinga - In the Beginning
Digitaldubs f/ Ranking Joe and Afromandinga - Nyahbhingi
TeflonZincFence - A Ruffer Version
Collie Buddz - Glass House
Marlon Asher and Iza King f/ Jah Cure - Home Away
• Dub Play It Riddim •
Red Rose - Kush Weh Me Like
Mr Vegas - Necromancy
Agent Sasco - Prevail
• Harmonious Riddim •
Kabaka Pyramid - Friends Like Those
Dre Island - Let Jah Be Praised
Hya f/ Shamika - Stole My Man
• Nugs & Kisses Riddim •
Lutan Fyah - Six Days
Perfect Giddimani - The Mighty Dread
Menny More - Kill A Sound
• Melody Riddim •
Tippa Irie - Universal Love
Mannaroman - Jahovia
Junior Clarke - Merciless
• Old Tape Riddim •
Jah Defender - Strictly Rub A Dub
Zafayah - Can't Keep Me Down
EchoSlim x Nicko Rebel f/ Mr. Williamz - HiGrade Skanking
Iron Dubz f/ Derrick Parker - One Don
Iron Dubz f/ Tenor Youthman - Bun It
Shumba Youth and Leo Samson - Check It Out
Morgan Heritage f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Dre Island - We Are
Morgan Heritage f/ Mr. Talkbox - Want Some More
Stonebwoy - My Name
Biggz - People Inna Di World
Claye  - Murderer
Stylo-G f/ Ding Dong - Yuzimme Yard Remix
• Chicken And Dumplin •
Sean Paul, Kubiyashi, Walshy Fire - Lock N Key
Bunji Garlin, Kubiyashi, Walshy Fire - Chicken And Dumplin
Shaggy, Kubiyashi, Walshy Fire - Fat Piece
• Recognise Riddim •
Mykal Rose f/ Capital D - What Ah Bam Bam
Delly Ranx f/ Babyboom - Money Wi Ah Pree
Xean Don f/ Froggy Maddsquad, Famous Twenty - Dem Badmine

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Big Tunes w Undercover

Better drop these while they are still fresh! Plenty of good roots reggae riddims dropping once again.

Cornel Campbell - My Roots Girl
U-Roy - My Ethiopian Queen
Reality Chant f/ Cornell Campbell - Father Says
Reality Chant f/ Raggadon - Love vs War
Inna de Yard f/ Winston McAnuff - Secret
Inna de Yard f/ Lloyd Parks - Slaving
Inna de Yard f/ Ken Boothe - Artibella
Inna de Yard f/ The Viceroys - Love Is the Key
Inna de Yard f/ Ken Boothe - Let the Water Run Dry
Oniel - How Can I Love (Lu La Lay Riddim)
Luciano - My Brothers (Lu La Lay Riddim)
Rising Stars Production - Lu La Lay Riddim
Jo Mersa Marley - Our Private Beach Party (All Natural Riddim)
Christopher Ellis - Here We Are (All Natural Riddim)
Kelissa - Fool's Paradise (All Natural Riddim)
Ken Boothe - Riverside (Riverside Riddim)
Kelissa - Smile A While (Riverside Riddim)
Gentleman and Torch - Keep on Moving (Onward Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - Revolution of the Mind (Onward Riddim)
Shuga - Onward (Onward Riddim)
Million Stylez - Jah Kingdom Come (Bamboo Bench Riddim)
Kymani Marley - Jah We Praise (Bamboo Bench Riddim)
Queen Ifrica - Look Up (Bamboo Bench Riddim)
RSNY - Wildfire (What To Do Riddim)
Torch - Natural High (What To Do Riddim)
Sizzla - Political Lies (What To Do Riddim)
Wayne J - Murderer (67 Riddim)
Million Stylez - The Youths of Today (67 Riddim)
Randy Valentine - Officer Barage (67 Riddim)
Shaggy - Up Up Up (Up Riddim)
Rayvon - Trouble Again (Up Riddim)
Million Stylez - Life Knocks You Down (Up Riddim)
Sizzla, Capleton, Fantan Mojah - No Surrender (No Surrender Riddim)
Capleton - Babylon Days (No Surrender Riddim)
Monkey Marc - No Surrender Version
Morgan Heritage f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Dre Island - We Are
Damian Marley f/ Stephen Marley - Medication
Cut La Vis f/ Peppery - Festival
Infinite - Love Me Forever
Keznamdi f/ Chronixx - Victory
Collie Buddz - Good Life
Jah Sun - Guess Who
Delly Ranx - Dismissal
Foresta, Royal Blu and Lila Ike - Believe
Richie Stephens - Sound Boy You Dead
Blvk H3ro - Feet Don't Fail
Skip Marley - Calm Down


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Beats & Peices w/ Undercover

Whaaat's up! Holidays around these parts and the need for driving music is a must. So what I like to cruise, amp froth to are some future hip hop, soul and beets. A game of two halves for this set, first part hip hop, second part beets, all kinda melding together as one, borrowing from another with ease. And that's how I dig it. Pieces> Beets>

Children of Zeus - Still Standing
NxWorries - Lyk Dis
Rapsody f/ Ab-Soul - 2 AM
Rapsody f/Anderson Paak - OooWee
Chris Read and Pugs Atomz f/ Neak and Mojo Green - Chocolate Milk
De La Soul - Get Away (The Spirit of Wu-Tang)
De La Soul - Exodus
Rodney P f/ Lanre Sulola - Untitled
A Tribe Called Quest - We The People....
Common - Pyramids
Joey Bada$$ - For My People
Elzhi - Two 16's
BadBadNotGood f/ Kaytranada - Lavender
BadBadNotGood f/ Kaytranada and Sn00p Dogg - Lavender (Nightfall Remix)
K#ndrick L@mar - Duckworth
JuJu Rogers and Bluestaeb - Right On!
Joey Bada$$ f/ Chronixx - Babylon
Anderson Paak - Come Down
Freddie Gibbs f/ Black Thought - Extradite
Ali D - Can I Get Witcha
Ghostface Killah and BadBadNotGood - Sour Soul
El Michels Affair f/ Lee Fields and The Shacks - Tearz
El Michels Affair - Shadow Boxing
Lee Fields and The Expressions - Never Be Another You
Marta Ren and The Groovelvets - Smiling Faces
Lady Wray - Guilty
Amp Fiddler - Soul Fly, Pt.1
Thundercat - Them Changes
Tom Misch - Artist
Tom Misch f/ Loyle Carner - Crazy Dream
Otis Junior and Dr. Dundiff - Reaching
Melody Gardot - It Gonna Come (FKJ Remix)
Kaytranada f/ BadBadNotGood - Weight Off
Lord Echo f/ Mara TK - Life on Earth
The Internet f/ Kaytranada - Girl
FKJ - Skyline
FKJ - Lying Together
NAO - Dywm (Sam Gellaitry Remix)
Kaytranada f/ Shay Lia - Leave Me Alone
Flume - Holdin On (Kaytranada Edit)
Goldlink f/ Jazmine Sullivan - Meditation
Kaytranada f/ Aluna George and Goldlink - Together
The Internet f/ Tay Walker - Runnin'
Aze@lia Banks - Along The Coast
K#ndrick L@mar f/ Rxhanna - Loyalty
Swet Shop Boys - Phone Tap
TyM f/ Rome Fortune - Benjiminz
Abra - Sick Girl
$hang - Amnesia

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Apologies for the radio silence, got a few side projects on. This is what I've been listening too since we last met! :0)

Mista Savona f/ Randy Valentine and Solis - Carnival (alternative intro)
Jo Mersa - Private Beach Party
Max Romeo - Liars
Bobby Crystal - The Gun
RSNY - Wildfire
Hempress Sativa - Fight For Your Rights
Marla Brown f/ Ras Muhamad - Zion
Micah Shemaiah/Giark - RudeBwoy Jamaica
Samory I - Rasta Nuh Gangsta
Odelyah - War Inna Africa
Queen Ifrica f/ Damian Marley - Trueversation
Blend Mishkin and Roots Evolution Band - No Skylarking
Ray Darwin - Pistol
Kristine Alicia - Roll It
Little John - What Are We Fighting For (Purple Moonlight Riddim)
Jah Mason - Rise Up (Purple Moonlight Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - Conscious Revolution (Royal Step Riddim)
Randy Valentine and Exco Levi - Protected (Royal Step Riddim)
Samory-I - Ride On (Royal Step Riddim)
Protoje - Blood Money
Chronixx - Likes
Vershon and Loyal Flamez - White Line (Satta Rebirth Riddim)
Spectacular - Jah Rise (My Enemies Riddim)
Lion D - Deh Yah (My Enemies Riddim)
Busy Signal - Dubs
Iba Mahr - Big Machine
Gappy Ranks - Pon Di Law
Gappy Ranks - Top Producer
Gappy Ranks - Run Up
Starkey Banton - Reggae Phobia


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover

Big Tunes a Gwan!!!!! Tings from Peckings inna roots stylee, Healing of a Nation comp full of big Ganja tunes, Alborosie's new riddim on Greensleeves, Notis, Nattali Rize and Julian Marley plus dancehall from Mungo's HiFi, Taiwan MC, Cadenza, Shaggy, Kranium, Kabbalist and Vybz Kartel.

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Jah Mega - Conquering Lion Of Judah (Peckings Roots V1)
Lady Lex - Colour Of The Rainbow (Peckings Roots V1)
Jah Mega - Want To Be Free (Peckings Roots V1)
King Dilly - Kenyatta Dub (Peckings Roots V1)
Jah Cure - Telephone Love
Janelle Phillips f/ E.N. Young - Grey Smoke (Healing of a Nation)
Nattali Rize and Notis - Midnight Remedy (Healing of a Nation)
Mystic Roots Band  - Marie (Healing of a Nation)
Maad T Ray - Good Herb (Healing of a Nation)
New Reb f/ Free(W)ill- Rolled up and Ready  (Healing of a Nation)
Josh Heinrichs f/ Skillinjah - High Grade  (Healing of a Nation)
Inna Vision f/ Gavinchi Brown - Just a Little  (Healing of a Nation)
Vanessa Bongo and Notis - Sensimillia State Of Mind
Yung Jr. - Mr. Boss Man (His Majesty Riddim)
Christopher Martin - B4 It's Too Late (His Majesty Riddim)
Mr. Vegas - Unite (His Majesty Riddim)
Gentleman and Clay - Dunns River Falls (His Majesty Riddim)
Alborosie - Red (His Majesty Riddim)
Nattali Rize and Julian Marley - Natty Rides Again
Papa San f/ Nichole Salmon - Movie Star
Taiwan Mc - Heavy This Year
The Hempolics f/ Solo Banton - Love To Sing (Mungo's Hi Fi Remix) (Puffer's Choice)
Ziggi Recardo - High Grade Thing (Lion On The Rise Riddim)
Dark Angel - Dem Badmind (Lion On The Rise Riddim)
Micah Shemaiah - Worldwide View (Lion On The Rise Riddim)
Chinese Man f/ Johnny Osbourne, YT &and Taiwan MC - Independent Music
The Sea f/ Jimmy Screech - Like Them a Don (Red String Riddim)
The Sea f/ Ramon Judah - Someday (Red String Riddim)
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Sugar Minott and Daddy Freddy - Raggamuffin Rock (Puffer's Choice)
Bim One f/ Macka B - Don't Stop The Sound (Puffer's Choice)
Israel Starr f/ Raggadat Cris - Vibes (Answer)
Naram f/ Tenor Youthman - Golden Rule
Mr Williamz - Yu Body Good
Screechy Dan f/ Shaggy - Hurdle Dem (Sitara Riddim)
Agent Sasco and Rayvon - Gonna Feel It (Sitara Riddim)
Red Fox - Free Your Mind (Sitara Riddim)
Dre Island f/ Agent Sasco - Bounce About
Taiwan Mc - Tell Dem
Taiwan Mc f/ Tumi and DJ Nix'On - Money in My Pocket
Taiwan Mc f/ Paloma Pradal - Catalina
Cadenza - People f/ Jorja Smith and Dre Island
Ricky Blaze f/ Kranium and Shaggy - Overrated
Vybz Kartel - Likkle More
Kabbalist - Rumours (Gregory Isaacs Remix)
Vybz Kartel - Good Man

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover

Been a while, work, life. Big tunes drop here we go....
We start (and end) with Dionne Reid, a killer cross-over UK artist (Barrington Levy cover, Tuff Scout single) that rides the riddim since 19-long-time. Up next is some killer BB Seaton produced relick biz from his OG Soul Beat catalogue with Funny Feeling, featuring Lady Lex, Dennis Alcapone and some R&B stylez from....Chris Stylez. lol. Jah 9 (seriously yawn, pass me the has a few killers amongst the yoga tunes off her VP album, but for me it's the freestylez from her pre-album EP drop the 9mm where she rides some serious 70/80s roots riddims that does it for me. Next up is the Jammys - New Sounds of Freedom, which to be perfectly honest is a little hum hah over the mixing on this. Legendary riddims yes, A grade vocalists yes, but seriously, I can splice a tune like that on my mixer! What's up? Am I being too harsh? Included anyway. Compare that to the Stephen Marley album - all killer. Pushing boundries production wise as all Tuff Gong biz does and some tight hip hop/reggae vocal combos.
Riddim wise we have Overstand's Mile High Riddim featuring killer cuts form Jesse Royal, Morgan Heritage and Bushman. Through Thoughts (hip hop, latin, beats label) drop an solid one-drop riddim and Idlers Corner drop the Chatty Chatty Mouth riddim both featuring both underground and overground UK vocalists. The old guard Shaggy, Rayvon, Screechy Dan, Red Fox and Assassin spit on perhaps the biggest riddim of the all - Sitara riddim. And as I mentioned, Dionne Reid rounds it up with some soundcheck mixes of Bam Bam and Ring Di Alarm.

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Part 2

Dionne Reid - Soundcheck (Intro)
Dionne Reid - Never Leave
Lady Lex - Reach My Goal (Old v New Riddim)
Chris Stylez - Who Told You (Old v New Riddim)
K-oss, BB Seaton f/ Dennis Alcapone - Funny Feeling (Old v New Riddim)
Jah9 - Unafraid
Jah9 - Ra Un Nefer Amen
Jah9 - Avocado - 9 Grams Per Serving
Dre Island - Walls Of Babylon
Alborosie - Peace Treaty Style
Kabaka Pyramid - Peace and Love
Shaggy f/ Beenie Man - Leggo Babylon Wickedness
Stephen Marley f/ Shaggy - So Strong
Stephen Marley f/ Rakim and Kardinal Offishall - So Unjust
Stephen Marley f/ Junior Reid and Dead Prez - Babylon
Stephen Marley f/ Damian Jr Gong Marley - Perfect Picture
Damian Jr Gong Marley - Nail Pon Cross
Junior Natural w/ Sly and Robbie - Soldiers
Akala f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Marshall - Giants
Gappy Ranks f/ Protoje - White Paper
Yung J.R f/ Cali P - Want No War
Yung J.R - General
Jesse Royal - Black Woman (Mile High Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - Selah (Mile High Riddim)
Bush Man - Hungry Days (Mile High Riddim)
The Sea f/ Jimmy Screech - Like Them a Don (Red String Riddim)
The Sea f/ Ramon Judah - Someday (Red String Riddim)
George Palmer - Chatty Chatty Mouth (Chatty Chatty Mouth Riddim)
Tenor Youthman - Watch Yuh Back (Chatty Chatty Mouth Riddim)
Screechy Dan f/ Shaggy - Hurdle Dem (Sitara Riddim)
Agent Sasco and Rayvon - Gonna Feel It (Sitara Riddim)
Red Fox - Free Your Mind (Sitara Riddim)
Red Fox and Screechy Dan - Skylarking
Dionne Reid - Ring D Alarm
Dionne Reid - B.A.M B.A.M

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jazzy, Soul, Hip Hop w Undercover

This is how I like it when not listening to reggae...jazzy, soul, funk, latin and hip hop vibes!


Kenny Keys - Cold Brew (4 Kamal)
Freddie Joachim - Let Me Know
FloFilz - Quintal
Combine Vibes - Okey Dokey O.P
DJ Mentos - Funky Cannonball
Jazz Kat - Green Leaves
Bluestaeb - One Night
A June & J Beat - Saturday Night Movies
Guts - Musicotherapy
Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life (Kaytradamus Remix)
Ri#Xnna - Jame Joint (OSAGE remix)
20Syl - VO52-V1M
Freddie Joachim - Drowning Myself
Freddie Joachim - Doin It (Til The End)
Suff Daddy - Pre Game Chillout
Tom Misch - Artist
Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff - Reaching
Suff Daddy - Macrowave
Miles Bonny - Way feat. Shhor
Guggenz - This Love I've Met
Freddie Joachim - Cadillacs
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Kaytranada - Leave Me Alon feat. Shay Lia
Kaytranada - Bullets feat. Little Dragon
Freddie Gibbs - Extradite feat. Black Thought
Byron The Aquarius - She Don't Love Me (Reprise) feat. MDMA
ATCQ - Oh My God (KaytraEdit for the Clubs)
Earth, Wind and Fire - Runnin' (Volt Age Edit)
Dam-Funk - Floating On Air (feat. Flea & Computer Jay)
D'Angelo - Greatdayndamornin' Booty (jank remixed-itbootyleg)
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Insecurities
Bey@nc3 - Hold Up
Ri%Xnna - Consideration feat. SZA
$hang - Bet
ABRA - Come 4 Me

Friday, July 8, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover

Nuff reggae ammo spraying the world like bullets over Dallas. Fraturing new 'ish from Protoje, Exile Di Brave, The Smile Jamaica LP and the big and rootsy Kirkledove LP. Big riddims include relicks Creamy Corner (He Prayed/Ice Cream Love), Ballistic Affair, Joe Frazier and a few off the Kabaka Mix Tape plus Guidance and Protection, Maad Sick, Kuff, Different Eyes etc. Big stash!

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Protoje - Used To Be My Life
Protoje - Can't Feel No Way
Protoje - Flight Plans
Protoje - Glad You're Home
Protoje - Sandra Foster
Exile Di Brave - Born To Reign f/ Black Omolo
Exile Di Brave - New Iration f/ Don Carlos
Marcia Griffiths - Holding You Close
Samory I - I Am Gad
Micah Shemaiah - Inner Man
Jesse Royal - Roots and Culture
Christopher Martin - This Could Be Murder
Silly Walks Discotheque - Whisper in the Wind
Bugle - Life and All It Comes With
Chronixx - King Selassie Throne
- Balistic Affair Riddim -
Ward 21 - Too Much Killa
Shinehead - Lifetime
- Joe Frazier Riddim -
Kabaka Pyramid - Phenomenon
Jah Mali - Mi Rate You
Kirkledove - Rubba Dub Again (f/ Tarrus Riley)
Kirkledove - Jah Jah Knows (f/ Jah Cure)
Kirkledove - Who's That Sound (f/ Beres Hammond)
Kirkledove - Cold Johnny (f/ Jesse Royal)
Kirkledove - Good Things (f/  Cocoa Tea)
Kirkledove - Highway Patrol (f/  Rory)
Kirkledove - Call the Police (f/ Busy Signal)
- Creamy Corner Riddim -
D Major - Give Praises
Dre Island - Dem a Liar
Javada - Time Up
Ward 21 - Herbs Man
- Guidance and Protection Riddim -
Chino - Guidance and Protection
Jesse Royal - Blowing the Wind
Everton Blender - Inna Dis Ya Time
- Maad Sick Riddim -
Kelissa - Ites, Green and Gold
Clay - Rudeboys
Gappy Ranks - Maad Sick
Macka B - Jamaica
Marla Brown - Champion
Morgan Heritage  - Modern Man
Runkus and Royal Blu - How Mi Sound
- Kuff Riddim -
Triston Palma - Suffering Time (f/ Bashy Bashy & TP Jr)
Little John - Mix Up
Destiny - Real Hot Gal
- Heal Them Riddim -
Brother Culture - Heal Them
King Kong - Serious Time
Micah Shemaiah - Jah Love
Shanique Marie and Cali P - Coconut Jelly Man
Dubamine - Nicodemus f/ Blackout JA
- Different Eyes Riddim -
Jah Wiz - Suffer Down There
Jahmiel - Different Eyes
Vershon - Talk Bout Me Hype
Kabaka Pyramid - Accurate
Kabaka Pyramid - Accurate
Kabaka Pyramid - Accurate

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover

Some maad tunes in here..We have my faves off the killer Dennis Brown tribute, the new Alborosie, Raging Fyah and Silly Walks albums, the one riddim on here is Lion Paw and it's massive with Chronixx, Keznamdi and Keilssa. We also have single drops from Protoje, Damian Marley, Cham, Christopher Martin, Morgan Heritage, Teflon et al.
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Vin Gordon and The Real Rock Band - Heavenless
Morgan Heritage - One Eastman
Raging Fyah f/ Jesse Royal - Humble
Raging Fyah - Everlasting
Raging Fyah - Milk And Honey
Jah Cure - Ghetto Girl
Mykal Rose - Easy Take It Easy
Christopher Ellis - Created By The Father
Iba Mahr, Jesse Royal, Chronixx, Keznamdi, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel,
Kabaka Pyramid and Rockaz Elements - I Need Your Love (Rasta Children)
Dalton Harris - No More Will I Roam
Chino - Melting Pot
Shuga - Black Liberation
Alborosie f/ Roots Radics and Pupa Avril - Everything
Alborosie f/ Protoje - Strolling
Alborosie f/ Sandy Smith - Carry On
Alborosie - Poser
Paolo Baldini DubFiles f/ Hempress Sativa - Boom (Wah Da Da Deng)
Paolo Baldini DubFiles f/ TJ - Herbsman Juggling
Dre Island - Let Jah Love Shine Down (Russ D Remix)
Chronixx - Out Deh (Lion Paw Riddim)
Keznamdi - Cool It (Lion Paw Riddim)
Kelissa - Stick Up (Lion Paw Riddim)
Samory-I - I Am Gad
Jesse Royal - Roots and Culture
Assassin - Never Let Them Break You Down
Christopher Martin - This Could Be Murder
Chino and Stephen McGregor - Zero Tolerance
Protoje - Cant Feel No Way
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Who Knows
Damian Marley - Caution
Christopher Martin f/ Busy Signal - Steppin
Alborosie - Judgement
Cham - Yeah (Mad Up Riddim)
Teflon - Champion Sound

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 5 w/ Undercover

Perhaps one if not the most iconic dub albums of all time, Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires captures perfectly the last of the Channel One sound before digital swept the nation. In 1980/1981 (the year of my birth) the Roots Radics were as militant yet sweet as ever. Songs taken from The Wailing Souls, Michael Prophet and Johnny Osbourne albums (all with Scientist on the mixing desk) where twisted and tweaked by the dub extraordinaire Scientist at the controls yet again. Howls, screams and cackles ensue. Link.

The Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock Aka Waterhouse Rock
Scientist - The Mummy´s Shroud (Waterhouse Rock)
Johnny Osbourne - He can surely turn the tide (1980)
Scientist - Plague Of Zombies (He can surely turn the tide)
Michael Prophet - You Are A No Good
Scientist - Dance Of The Vampires (You Are A No Good)
Michael Prophet - Love And Unity
Scientist - Your Teeth In My Neck (Love And Unity)
Michael Prophet - Sweet Loving
Scientist - Ghost Of Frankenstein (Sweet Loving)
Michael Prophet - Hold On To What You Go
Scientist - Cry Of The Werewolf (Hold On To What You Go)
Michael Prophet - Youthman
Scientist - Night Of The Living Dead (Youthman)
Wailing Souls - Oh What a Feeling
Scientist - The Voodoo Curse (Oh What a Feeling)
Wailing Souls - Bandits Taking Over
Scientist - The Corpse Rises (Bandits Taking Over)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 4 w/ Undercover

Some absolute crucial cuts in here with the vocal originals from Scientists Dub Landing Volumes 1 and 2 LPs. Still half a dozen tunes I (google and reggae forums) can't place however.  Link

Al Campbell - Unfaithful Children
Scientist - Invaders (Unfaithful Children)
Linval Thompson - Mr Collie Man
Barry Brown - Love Is What the World Wants (Mr Collie Man)
Scientist - Attack (Mr Collie Man)
Freddy McKay - Hey Stranger
Scientist - Beaming (Hey Stranger)
Al Campbell - Jah Shine On Me
Scientist - Dark Side (Jah Shine On Me)
Barry Brown - Natty Dread Nah Run
Scientist - Vulcan (Natty Dread Nah Run)
Wayne Wade - Everyday Rain
Scientist - Meteorite (Everyday Rain)
Pablo Gad - Gun Fever
Pablo Gad - Gun Fever Dub
Scientist - Time Passage (Gun Fever)

Freddie Mckay - Lonely Man
Scientist - Betrayal (Lonely Man)
Anthony Johnson - Africa
Scientist - Base (Africa)
The Viceroys - Rising The Strength Of Jah
Scientist - Life (Rising The Strength Of Jah)
The Viceroys - I'm Trying On
Scientist - Earth (I'm Trying On)
The Viceroys - We Must Unite
Scientist - City Of Gold (We Must Unite)
Scientist - Victory (We Must Unite)
Scientist - Reconnaissance (We Must Unite)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 3 w/ Undercover

Classic Junjo material mixed inna Scientist stylee featuring Johnny Osbourne and his dangerous Never Stop Fighting LP with some Hugh Mundell and Toyan/Billy Boyo DJ nuggets in dere.

Johnny Osbourne - Love Is Universal
Little John and Billy Boyo - Janet Sinclair (Love Is Universal)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match One (Love Is Universal)
Hugh Mundell - Rasta Have the Handle
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Two (Rasta Have the Handle)
Hugh Mundell - Jacqueline
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Three (Jacqueline)
Johnny Osbourne - In Your Eyes
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Four (In Your Eyes)
Johnny Osbourne - Over 31 Under 21
Little John & Billy Boyo - Bushmaster Connection  (Over 31 Under 21)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Five (Over 31 Under 21)
Johnny Osbourne - Never Stop Fighting
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Six (Never Stop Fighting)
Johnny Osbourne - Give a Little Love
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Seven (Give A Little Love)
Hugh Mundell - Red Gold and Green
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Eight (Red Gold and Green)

Wayne Jarrett - Love in Mi Heart
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Nine (Love in Mi Heart)
Wayne Jarrett - Ranny and Lou
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Ten (Ranny and Lou)
Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love
Toyan - Children Children (Ice Cream Love)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time One (Ice Cream Love)
Johnny Osbourne - Fally Lover
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Two (Fally Lover)
Johnny Osbourne - No Lollipop No Sweet So
Captain Sinbad - Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (No Lollipop No Sweet So)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Three (No Lollipop No Sweet So)
Hugh Mundell - 24 Hours A Day
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Four (24 Hours a Day)
Johnny Osbourne - Freelance Lover
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Five (Freelance Lover)
Johnny Osbourne - Baccara
Toyan - Toyan on th Go (Baccara)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Golden Goal (Baccara)

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 2 w/ Undercover

Next up we have Scientist mixing Barrington Levy's Englishman (plus a few others) for his Scientist vs Jammy Big Showdown LP (Not to be confused with the Junjo Presents Big Showdown LP lol). Killer shit.

Barrington Levy - Send a Moses
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 01 (Send a Moses)
Barrington Levy - Look Youthman
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 02 (Look youthman)
Barrington Levy - If you give to me
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 03 (If you give to me)
Barrington Levy - Skylarking
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 04  (Skylarking)
Barrington Levy - Don't Fuss Nor Fight
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 05 (Don't Fuss Nor Fight)
Barrington Levy - Money makes friends
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 06 (Money makes friends)
Barrington Levy - Bounty Hunter
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 07 (Bounty Hunter)
Barrington Levy - Black heart man
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 08 (Black heart man)
Barrington Levy - Moonlight Lover
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 09 (Moonlight Lover)
Barrington Levy - Bend your back
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 10 (Bend your back)

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 1 w/ Undercover

The first in a series of posts showcasing the amazing dubs of Scientist and the vocal cuts his killer mixes originate from. First up we bring you the 'The Best Album in the World' and the vocals from that album being Al Campbells - Working Man.

Al Campbell - You Won't Be Jamming
Scientist - Steppers (You Won't Be Jamming)
Al Campbell - Jah Love
Scientist - Chemistry (Jah Love)
Al Campbell - Lighthing And Thunder
Scientist - Front Line (Lighthing And Thunder)
Al Campbell - Working Man
Scientist - Elasticated (Working Man)
Al Campbell - Rock it Up
Scientist - Rocking (Rock it Up)
Al Campbell - Teaser
Scientist - Jungle (Teaser)
Al Campbell - Take Warning
Scientist - Rubber Foot (Take Warning)
And if anyone knows the vocal cuts of these two - hollar!
Scientist - Lovers
Scientist - Bali Hi


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Studio One Soul Vol 2 w Undercover

More Studio One niceness inna soul version style and fashion! All b sides and versions where possible. Sit back and lax.

Updated links.
Part 1
Part 2

Alton and Eddy - My Heaven
The Wailers - Teenager In Love
Freddie McKay - My True Love
The Soul Defenders - My True Love Ver.
Cornell Campbell - Didn't I
Cornel and The Sound Dimension - Didn't I Version
Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
Sound Dimension - Lonely Version
The Gladiators - Beautiful Locks
Albert and The Gladiators - Beautiful (Ver.)
Fountianairs - Don't Steal My Baby
Fountianairs - Don't Steal My Baby Part Two
Dennis Brown - Something Is Bugging Me
Dennis and The New Establishment - Something Version
Tony Brown - Inflation
Drum Bago and The Rebel Group - Inflation (Ver.)
The Mad Lads - Losing You
Horace Andy - Eternal Love
Horace and Sound Dimension Band - Eternal Love Version
Hugh Griffiths - Do Better To Me
Hugh and Sound Dimension - Do Better Version
Dennis Brown - If I Follow My Heart
Dennis and Sound Dimension Band - If I Follow My Heart (Ver.)
Judah Eskender Tafari - Always Trying
Eskender and Sound Dimension - Always Trying - Pt.2
Slim Smith - Keep That Light
Johnny and The Brentford Rockers - Keep That Light Pt.2
Josephine Bryan - What Could I Do Without Jah
Sound Dimension - What Could I Do Without Jah (Ver.)
Marcia Griffiths - Tell Me Now
The Silvertones - Make A Joyfull Noise
Silvertones and The Sound Dimension - Make A Joyfull (Ver.)
Senior Soul - Is It Because I Am Black
Jackie Mittoo - Black Organ
Freddie McKay - When I Am Gray
The Soul Defenders - When I Am Gray Part Two
Doreen Scheafer - Sugar Sugar
Doreen and Soul Vendors - Sugar (Ver.)
Freddie McKay - You'll Be Sorry
The Soul Defenders - You'll Be Sorry Ver.
Ernest Wilson - Why Oh Why
Ernest and Sound Dimension - Why Oh Why Pt.2
The Heptones - We're In The Mood
Heptones and Sound Dimension Band - In The Mood (Ver.)
Dorene Shaffer - Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
Dorene and Sound Dimension - Ain't Gonna Change Pt.2
Glen Miller - You Must Be Love
Glen & The Soul Vendors - This Must Be (Ver.)
The Hamlins - Sentimental Reason
Sound Dimensions - Sentimental Version
Otis Gayle - Let Me Get To Know You
Frankie Wilmoth - Stay With Me
Frankie and Soundemension - Stay With Me Version
Marcia Griffiths - Let Me Be Yours Ontil Tomorrow
Marcia Griffiths and The New Establishment - Your (Ver.)
Sugar Minott - Is It True
Sugar Minott - Is It True (Version)
Johnny osbourne - Love Is Here To Stay
Johnny Osbourne - Love Is Here To Stay - Pt.2
Little Joe - Red Robe
Sugar Minott - Love Gonna Pack Up (1970)