Monday, May 31, 2010

Kanye West f/ Dwele – Power (2010)

Don't really get into Kanye, can't get around his ego. But anyway this is bangin!

The Roots - Dear God 2.0 - Okay Player (2010)

Very nice indeedy from the world famous Roots Crew! New album 'How I Got Over' out June. Shouts to Chip on this one, big ups for Opensouls being on the Roots bill in Canada!!!! Check It.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Busy Signal & Million Stylez - As Mi Forward - Neccesary Mayhem (2010)

Huge new tune from Curtis Lynch off his new Digital Acoustics album. Curtis has really forged an authentic modern dancehall sound referencing 80's digital hits such as 'Rumours", "Bandalero" and "Joker Smoker". He has been teaming up with the cream of the European MC's such as Million Stylez, Ziggi, Sweetie Irie, YT, Brinsley Forde, Blackout JA, Joey Fever and Jamaican MC's Etana, Pinchers, Busy Signal and Gregory Isaacs. This tune is on the Jam1 riddim with Mr Williamz cutting another big version "London". This one going out to my man Piet!

Dready / Sweetie Irie / YT / Brinsley Forde - Call Me - Neccesary Mayhem (2010)

Wicked bouncy digital dancehall from Curtis Lynch and crew. The rhymes are ill, the return of Brinsly Forde is mighty and stoked that Curtis Lynch is dominating european reggae at the moment. Check It.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Studio One Dancehall w/Undercover

Some peeps may remember the huge Studio One Vault that was (once upon a time) downloadable on the net a year or so ago. Well I managed to grab it - all 40 or so downloads of em! So here we have an early dancehall set that I compiled, my favourites among many being The Silvertones - Smile, Earl Sixteen - Mash Up The Dance, Frankie Paul - Programme and Johnny Osbourne's Murderer. As many b-side versions as possible are included cos you definately wanna let it dub out Coxsone Style. I can listen to this set over and over again. Please Enjoy.

1. Lone Ranger - Now The Gate Fly
2. The Silvertones - Smile
3. The Silvertones - Smile Dub
4. Delroy Wilson - I Don't Know Why
5. Slim Smith - Never Let Go
6. Slim & The Soul Vendors - Never Let Go (Version)
7. Freddie Mcgregor - Bobby Babylon
8. Dub Specialist - Hi Fashion Dub
9. Sound Dimension - Real Rock
10. Sound Dimension - Real Dub
11. Michigan & Smiley - Rub a Dub Style
12. Earl Sixteen - No Mash Up The Dance
13. Earl Sixteen & Sound Dimension - No Mash Up The Version
14. Frankie Paul - Programme
15. Frankie & Sound Dimension - Programme Version
16. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
17. Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping Pt.2
18. Michigan & Smiley - Compliments To Studio One
19. Rapper Robert & Jim Brown - Pirates
20. Rapper, Jim & Sound Dimension - Pirates Version
21. Hugh Griffiths - Tease Me
22. Hugh Griffiths & The Soul Vendors - Tease Me Version
23. Dennis Alcapone - Joe Frazier Round 2
24. Don Drummond Junior - Joe Frazier
25. Lone Ranger - Love Bump
26. Brentford Rockers - Love Bump Version
27. Johnny Osbourne - Murderer
28. Johnny & The Skatalites - Murderer Version
29. Devon Russell - Thanks And Praise
30. Brentford Rockers - Thanks And Praise Pt.2
31. Jim Brown & Devon Russell - Ragga Muffin
32. Jim & Sound Dimension - Ragga Ragga
33. Johnny Osbourne - Lend Me The Sixteen

Delroy Wilson f/ Buju Banton - Good, Better, Best... (Soulforce Remix) - Fizzle Records (2009)

BIG BIG tune outta the Fizzle/Soulforce camp. They can do no wrong! On the Movie Star riddim, I have included the dope remix on a hip hop tip mentioned above, Delroy's orginal "I Don't Know Why", the original intrumental, a Buju and Beres Hammond version and a new Queen Africa cut on VP "Don't Sign". I just fucken love this!!!

Gentleman f/ Sugar Minott - Good Old Days - John John (2010)

Chubby rubadub roots tune from Gentleman's new album featuring the one and only Sugar Minott. Too many dope cuts from his Diversity album, on the Water Pumping riddim. Check It.

Admiral Tibett and Beenie Man - Leave People Business (Remix) (2010)

Thunderbird Productions remix action of the 1989 smash hit "Leave People Business". Check It

Snoop Dogg - Gangsta Luv (Mayer Hawthorne G-Mix) (2010)

Classic combination styles I would never have imagined. Great lyrics..."
pull her to my side, im in deep, woke that ass up, just to put her to sleep". Big ups to danny for putting me onto this one! Check it.

Skarra Mucci - Love Punanny Bad - Soulforce Remixes (2010)

Bad, bad remixes from the Fizzle/Soulforce camp, well actually the are a remixes from a remix competition they held of their Skarra Mucci remix of Shabba Ranks 'Love Punany Bad'. All killer, Mr. BlingChord's is a huge digital big beats remix, Goldskin's a old school hiphop sampling remix, Teka and Soulforce's a rubadub/bost and bim style remix and Dexter's Dub a fierce Drum & Bass remix.

The Hempolics - Serious/Dub/Digital Remix (2010)

Serious business right here, nice chubby tune with a heavy dub and bonus digital/dubstep remix. Yea!

Ticklah - The General Remixes - Liondub 45 (2010)

Heavy rubadub remixes of Jahdan Blakkamore's all-time 'The General'. On the flip is 'Elimination Game', a solid dub outing also. Check Em.

Echo Ranks/Vibronics - Let His Name Be Praised/Anointed Dub (2010)

Just released on the Scoops label this is UK reggae at it's best. I actually think the dub is better than the vocal, thanks to a heavy Vibronics rub. Check It.

Congo Natty - Junglist (Forensics Remix)

Loving the mellow downstep remix of Congo Natty's classic Junglist nugget. Check It.

The Bamboos - You Ain't No Good/Keep Me In Mind (2010)

Wicked funk from our neigbours across the ditch with their new album '4' A few sleepers aare here in there. Check Em.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Junior Kelly - How Better Ah Go Come (2010)

Junior Kelly's new album is pretty tuff, loving the relick on Augusto Pablo's Java riddim. Check It.

Omar Perry - Save The Earth (2009)

Killer re-lick on the 'Chase The Devil' riddim. Off Omar's album 'Can't Stop Us'. Check It.

Johnny Osbourne - Musical Murder - Black Temple (2010)

Big tune that rocks the dance everytime. When teamed up with Chuck Turner's 'Try To Conquer I' you can roll it all night long!

Roots Revealers f/ Chaka Demus - Sweetie (2010)

Pretty popular at the moment in JA is this tune. Check It.

Upcoming - Jaguar Riddim - Weedy G (2010)

This looks killer, out june. Perhaps see it sooner though?

Duane Howard & Junior Kelly - How She Like It (2010)

Big dancehall/crossover tune, lovely duet. Check It.

Vybz Kartel - Beg U A Touch - Notnice Records (2010)

No 1 on the JA Dancehall charts can't be dismissed. Whine it up!

Damage Control Riddim - JukeBoxx Productions (2010)

Heavy hitting dancehall action from Jukeboxx, the Buju cut is fire!

Bounty Killer f/ Busy Signal – Summn A Guh Gwan

Bunji Garlin – All Who Nuh Know

Buju Banton – Let Dem Know

Elephant Man – Don’t Trust Dem

Romain Virgo – Watch Over Me

Spragga Benz – Don’t

Wayne Marshall – So Clean

Soul Riddim - Oneness (2010)

Consicous vibes from the Oneness Band. Loving the most high vocals, bibles, babylon, and blessings....

Lutan Fyah - Be Consicous
Capleton - Truly Blessed
Luciano - Weapons of War
Shocking Murray - Skaky
Denham Smith - Jezzibel
Singin U - A Chapter a Day
Oneness Band - Soul Riddim

Monday, May 24, 2010

BLUNDETTO - Nautilus (2010)

Tight version from Blundetto of Bob James' classic instrumental groove.
1. Nautilus
2. Nautilus (dub)

DJ DAY X MILES BONNY - Instant Saadiq (2009)

A1. Still Miles
A2. Still Miles (Instrumental)
B1. Skyy, Can You Feel Me
B2. What's Life Like

MR DAY - If I Can't Love You (2009)

A. If I Can't Love You
B. If I Can't Love You feat. Yarah Bravo (Dj Vadim Remix)
Check It

The Ins X Miles Bonny

A1. J.Birly
A2. Lumberjack Soul
A3. Breakfast feat. Fleur Earth
B1. J.Birly (Instrumental)
B2. Lumberjack Soul (Instrumental)
B3. Breakfast (Instrumental)

Collen and Webb - Downside Up - GAMM (2009)

A1. Downside Up
A2. Straight Gay
B1. No Wonder
B2. Live At Jop's

Pure P - Baby Be Without You - GAMM (2009)

A1. Baby Be Without You (Vocal)
A2. Baby Be Without You (Instrumental)
B1. Michael Jackson (R.I.P.)
B2. Human Nature (Retouch)

Mad Mats - Blue eyed Soul EP - GAMM (2009)

A. DOOBIE BROS - What A Fool Believes (Mad Mats Rework)
B. K. LOGGINS - This Is It (Mad Mats Rework)

Jazzy Jens - Africa - GAMM (2009)

B THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP - U Got 2 B Ready (Dj Prime Edit)

DJ Asparagus vs Wipe The Needle - Ur Daddy Loves U (2009)

B. DJ ASPARAGUS - Unwind Yo' Self

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tropical Treats - Afrikan Riddims/Waarewaah - GAMM (2009)

Afrikan Riddims

Resense - Vol 1 to 12 ( 2007 -2010 )

Killer funk and latin beats just made for the dancefloor! These have been dropping regulary over the last 3 years, this one goes out to my bro Bobby Brazuka!

Check 1 to 6.

Let's Boogaloo Vol. 5 (2010)

All nations quartet - He spoke
Floyd lawson & the hearts of stone - K gee
Mountain mocha kilimajaro - yellow soul force
Billy larkin - funky fire
Patrinell staten - little love affair
Sal davis - makini
Royale VII - it's an explosion
The invaders - spacing out
The natural yoghurt band - soft cheese
Little wille john - i'm shakin
Freddy king - now i've got a woman
The port angels - angel food
Keisa brown - dance man
Soul fantastic - funky puggin
Shade and the jazz destroyers - newborn
John heartsman - mr magic
Ricardo marrero - get yourself together

Chalice Riddim - Redbud (2010)

A favourite riddim of mine at the moment. A massive re-lick of the Soul Vendor's 'Swing Easy'. Planty of big vocals innit - Khari Kill, Rob Symeon, Screechy Dan etc. Check It.

Police in Helicopter Reactivated - Neccesary Mayhem (2010)

So badass, Curtis Lynch cut it twice!

ziggi - pretender
million stylez - police in helicopter
joggo - dont stop the music
mr williamz and yt - sound murderer
maikal x - get away
mr williamz - babylon in helicopter
yt - heat seeking camera
blackout ja - rastaman
da grynch - police in dub

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Turbulance -Notorious (2006)

"I could have been, one the most Notorious!!" This shit blew up bigtime, even making a bit of b-net radio play. Heavy riddim called the Skallawah.

Luciano and Sizzla - Jah Blessing (1998)

A big big tune from way back in '98. On the Exterminator Label. Boom!

Morgan Meritage - Brooklyn & Jamaica Remix - Statement Riddim (2006)

With a whole slew of killer vocalists, Shaggy, Red Fox, Screechy Dan etc on the remix this Shane Brown/Jukeboxx tune blew up a couply years back. It's on the bubbly Statement riddim.

Kymani Marley - Lion A Roar - Rose Moet Riddim

A solid roots riddim from a few years back, the Kymani Marley and Mykal Rose tracks are blazing.

Capleton - City Lock - Jah Glory Riddim (2006)

Blistering dancehall from back in 06 with Capleton riding the Jah Glory Riddim. Another one to check is Everton Chambers 'Red Light'. Check It

Sizzla - Just One Of Those Days (2005)

Going back a few years this now classic new roots nugget from Sizzla is a must check. On the 'Queen Majesty' Riddim. Check It.

I Wayne - Living In Love - Hard Times (2004)

Im my opinion one still one of the best riddims of the decade. Produced by 'Gibbo' this riddim is full of top cuts, Luciano's 'Silver and Gold', Capleton's 'That Day Will Come', Richie Spice's 'Ghetto Girl' and I Wayne's version, as a special treat I have a latin inspired instrumental. Dis one goes out to Piet!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Miriam - Rudegyal (2010)

Rising star Miriam tells you how it is over a chubby Soul Love Records (Italy) production called Jah Jah Riddim. Check It.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Big Daddy Cane, Brentford Allstars, Kista - (Greedy G Riddim)

Here we have a few remixes and mashups over the classic Studio One nugget, Greedy G. All in order with these mixes, tight as. First up Big Daddy Cane gets the Wah Dublate remix - Check It. Then we have some fresh licks from Grandmaster Majere, Sumkid and Kista and of course the OG by the Brentford Allstars.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Afronaut w/ Undercover

Seeing as we are on the Afro tip, I have this likke playlist I've been listening to on my ipod of late. Some dope stuff here - new Whitfield Brothers and The Skeletons mixed in with the old world sound, a nuggy or two of soul and funk, a splash of dub with The Light Of Saba and ending it all with Knaan, Nas and Damian Marley sampling Mulute Astatke back to back. Check It.

Mahmoud Ahmed - Tezeta
Light Of Saba - Sabayindah
Mulatu Astatke - Yèkèrmo Sèw
Whitefield Brothers - Breakin' Through (f/ El Michels Affair)
Skeletons - Mulatu
The Nigerian Police Force Band - Asiko Mi Ni
Africa - Steele Beautttah
The Black Santiagos - Ole
The Ashantis - Everybody's Groove
George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits - Business Before Pleasure
Whitefield Brothers - Safari Strut
Fela Kuti & Koola Lobitos - Highlife Time
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Brass In Africa
Artur Nunes - Mana
Mehrpouya - Soul Raga
Cedric Im Brooks - Sabasi
Wackies Rhythm Force - Addis Ababa Dub
Light Of Saba - Ethiopia Tikdem
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Angolian Chant
Carol Kalphat & Doctor Pablo - African Melody
Augustus Pablo - East Africa
Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta
Nas & Damien Marley - As We Enter
Mulatu Astatke - Emnete
K'naan - ABC's (f/ Chubb Rock)
Mulatu Astatke - Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse
K'naan - America (f/ Mos Def & Chali 2na)
Nas & Damian Marley - Friends

Whitefield Brothers - The Gift (Oh No Ethio Remix)

Wicked wobbly beet version of Mulutu Astatke's most high masterpiece Yegelle Tezeta (also sampled by Nas/Damian Marley in As We Enter). Check It.

Marky - Rasta Monsta (I need a dollar)

The tune of the moment (Aloe Blacc's - I Need a Dollar) gets the bootleg remix treatment with a rap introduced innit. Check It.

Kool G Rap, Quincy Jones & Bill Cosby - Ill Street Burrs (Hayden Brown remix)

So here we have a fresh version of a classic Golden Age rhyme from Kool G Rap and DJ Polo - Ill Street Blues, sampled from a classic funk break by Joe Williams - Get Out My Life Woman. Check It, It's OG and it's Sample. What I love bout Hip Hop right here!

Jiggy Djé & SirOJ - Hey DJ! (2010)

Another Menahan St sampled nugget (Montego Sunset). The vocal's strong strong in a Netherland's twang, dope nonetheless. Check it and it's OG.

Billy Blue - Fresh From Head 2 Toe (2010)

So where's all the Hip Hop at? Here it is!!! We have a Menahan St Band sampling bomb (The Traitor) from Billy Blue (Billy who?) but it's a banger! Check It and it's OG.

Yabby U - Deliver Me From My Enemies

Wicked steppers cut featured on the all-time UK reggae movie 'Babylon'. Check It.