Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Party Time/Take A Lick Riddims - Irie Ites (2010)

Irie Ites and Mafia and Fluxy are at it again this time relicking The Heptones classic "Party Time". Big roots riddim that will mash up the dance! Baboom!

1 - Leroy Sibbles "Party Time"
2 - Natty King & Spectacular "Sweet Jamaica"
3 - Sizzla "Frenz For Life"
4 - Glen Washington "Jah Love Holding Firm"
5 - Zanda P "Happy Days"
6 - Ilements "Free Up The Herbs"
7 - Party Time Riddim
8 - Lorenzo "Movin Ahead"
9 - Lutan Fyah "Take A Lick"
10 - Perfect "Give Jah Praise"
11 - Chezidek "Same Thing"
12 - Anthony John "Speedy Change"
13 - Sena "Heavens Gate"
14 - Oba Simba "Man A Warrior"
15 - Nature "Lego The Devil"
16 - Keefaz "Mama Africa"
17 - Take A Lick Riddim

Monday, September 27, 2010

Steady Rocking w/ Undercover

So I've been listening to a heap of rocksteady of late, always do, it is the ultimate lax music for me - a touch of jazz, a lick of ska and a dose of soul all ooze through the music and it just does it for me. Check this little set, I found you some early r&b hipshakers that Sir Coxsone jammed in the pre-ska days, how the sound progressed though Jazz and Island style Mento that eventually led into bluebeat and ska. Round 66/67' the beat mellowed (ha, stoners) into the slower rocksteady with Duke Reid in his absolute prime and hot on his heels Sir Coxsone Dodd. Rocksteady had a heavy r&b/soul influence first heard in the late 50's soundsystem days and with 7''s returning from US weekly. Other highlights for me include some early Bunny Lee material as he shows his sultry side and of course freshly produced rocksteady re-licks from Peckings, UK. Jah.

Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson - Later for the 'Gator aka Coxsone's Hop

Calvin Boze - Waiting & Drinking

George Moxey & His Calypso Quintet - Dry Weather House

Wynonie Harris - Don't Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes At Me

Ray Johnson - If You Don't Want Me Baby

Harold McNair - The Hipster

Dave Brubeck - Take Five

Sir Coxsone & The Blues Blasters - Chariot Rock

Rico Rodriguez - Rainbow Into The Rio Mino

The Skatalites - Ska La Parisienne

The Mohawks - Ride Your Pony

Ken Parker - I Can't Hide

Lyn Taitt and the Comets - Storm Warning

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Real Cool

The Skatalites - Nimrod

Slim Smith - Build My World Around You

Jackie Mittoo - Our Thing

Roland Alphonso & Leslie Milliner - Theme From The Party

Prince Buster - Soul Of Africa

Courtney John - Lucky Man

Tommy McCook & The Sound Dimension - Tunnel One

Lady Lex & The Supersonics - At Last

Alton Ellis & The Flames - Rock Steady

The Uniques - My Conversation

Kelly Makeda - Shake it Off

The Techniques - You Dont Care (aka You'll Want Me Back)

Alton Ellis - I can't stand it

The Three Tops - Its Raining

The Jamaicans - The Things You Say You Love

Dawn Penn - Long Day Short Night

Alva Lewis - In the Park

Yvonne Harrison - Near To You

Errol Dunkley - King and Queen

The Cables - Be A Man

Lennie Hibbert - Montego Rock

Horace Andy - See a Man's Face

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Movado & Wailing Souls - Wa Dem A Do (Al Fingers Fire House Rock Remix)

Dooope bootleg action from none other than Al Fingers. This is vintage reggae today! Boom!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Mash Up the Dance w/ Undercover

No were not talking about shit like Queen vs Aerosmith that brings its namesake into disrepute (although I have included a dooope Cher bootleg), we are talking about reggae vs hip hop remixes that never fail to deliver dancehall friendly vibes. The instantly recognisable vocal or beat is flipped and twisted for maximum booty shaking. The first mashups that caught my ear was either the cheeky whitelabel 7" 'No Diggity' over a grinding Real Rock version courtesy of JStar or the Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name Reggaefied over a beefed up rocksteady skank! Enjoy this ish, stacked full of bootleg 7", tough to find... UPDATED LINK

Jstar - Musictime

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Truth & Rights Remix)

Martha and King Storm - Heatwave

Grand Magneto - Tainted Love

Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name (Reggae Remix)

Super Cat and the Pharcyde - Girls Town (Heatwave Remix)

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Bombist Remix)

Rihanna - Rude Boy (Soulforce/Rootdown Remix)

Missy Elliott - Pass That Sleng Teng (The Heatwave Refix)

Kelis and Busta Rhymes - Trick Me Danger (Upstate No Trick mix)

Dre - Why We Are Afraid Of Revolution (Al Fingers Remix)

Fugees and Nextmen - Ready Or Not (DJ Shepdog Blood & Fire mix)

Mia and Nextmen - Blud And Mia (Niceup Remix)

Jst*r - ByeByeBarb

Big Daddy Kane vs Greedy G - Extra Raw

Cher - Believe (Declaration Remix)

Smokey Robinson - Being With You (Surfin Remix)

Elvis Presley and Sound Dimension - In The Ghetto

Jst*r - No Diggity

Busta Rhymes and Q Tip - Tip-The Vibe (Magik Moar Remix)

The Paragons - Tide is High (Hooded Horsemen Bootleg)

Mia and Shaft - Galang vs Expressuself (Dedy Dred remix)

Aretha Franklin - One Step (Featurecast Edit)

The Marvelettes and De La Soul - Too Many Fish In The Sea (b.cause OOH edit)

Jst*r - S'biggerdan

Roots Manuva - Witness The Flava (Niceup Remix)

Roots Manuva - Witness (Taggy Matcher Remix)

Grant Phabao and The Lone Ranger - Fever

DJ Shepdog - Skankin In The Way Of Control

Prince Fatty - Gin & Juice

Major Lazer f/ Collie Buddz and Lindi Ortega - Good Enuff (Cash Flow Dub)

Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Butterfly Walk Crab

Jst*r - X-Rated

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Big Tings a Gwan! w/ Undercover

Ahh yes, grimy UK/London hip hop is as good as it gets with a slew of reggae sampling bangers dropping heavy over the last few years. A few oldies in here as it's all been a bit quiet of late from the big boys but I hear good things are to come soon. The latest Roots Manuva and Gappy albums whet my appetite for these selections. Innit.

Gappy Ranks - Pumpkin Belly

Major Lazer f/ Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell - Can't Stop No

Blak Twang, f/ Barrington Levy - Travellin'

Joni Rewind f/ Estelle - Uptown Top Rankin

Million Dan - Hiphop U Don't Stop / Reggae Music U Don't Quit

Blak Twang - Stop N Search f/ Alborosie

Ty - Oh You Want More?

Rodney P - The Nice Up

Dubbledge f/ Micall Parknsun, Asaviour & Jehst - Rice & Peas

Joni Rewind - Rudeboylink f/ Cocoa Brova

Skitz - Never f/ Rodney P & Solo Banton

Gappy Ranx - Levels

Stylah - As We Enter f/ Smiler

Skitz f/ Buggsy - Born Inna System Master

The Nextmen - Round Of Applause f/ Dynamite MC

Ty - Groovement (Part 1)

The Nextmen f/ Dynamite MC - So Many Girls

SoulForce f/ Ronny Trettmann - Regentropfen (Instrumental)

Rodney P - Rappers Delight Special (Edit)

Million Dan - Dogz N Sledgez

The Nextmen - Let It Be f/ Niney The Observer

DJ Vadim f/ Emo - Watch That Sound (Jstar Remix)

The Magic Fly - Play That Funky Reggae (Jstar's Interference Dub)

Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Motion 82

DJ Vadim - Soldier f/big Red & 5nizza

Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Jah Warriors

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - Duppy Writer - Big Dada (2010)

Take classic Roots Manuva material (plus new track - Jah Warriors) mix it up inna roots, digi and dub stylee courtesy of Wrongtom and you end up with some sweet rub-a-dub-hop! And much appreciated as I'm an Art Director is the label artwork from none other than original Greensleeves artist Tony McDermott.

DL 1
DL2 - ps -

Butterfly Walk Crab
Chin Up
Duppy Writer (Skit)
Worl' a Mine
Big Tings Redone
Jah Warriors
Proper Tings Juggled
Dutty Rat
Dub Decay
Lick Up Ya Foot
Son of Bodda
Motion 82
Rebel Art

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Truth & Soul Showcase w/ Undercover

Updated link!

I have been a huge fan of the Brooklyn based funk/soul/latin label Truth & Soul since its inception in 2004. Leon Michels and crew have that raw, rusty feel similar to the Datptone crew gives it a warm groove. There is some exceptional music in here such as Timmy McNealy's Al Green and Marvin Gaye covers and his classic Sagittarius Black (and rap), the funk legend Lee Fields whose recently released album secured his place in music history and house band Expressions/El Michels Affair dope Isaac Hayes and Wu Tang licks. There a few extras like the pre T&S label - Soul Fire that they have re-released and some killer covers and remixes of Amy Whinehouse and Gabriella Climi where T&S take out the pop and insert serious grit. Enjoy.

Lee Fields ft. The Expressions - Honey Dove

El Michels Affair - PJ's

Timmy McNealy - I Am Glad You're Mine

El Michels Affair - Hung Up On My Baby

The Expressions - These Moments

JD and the Evil's Dynamite Band - Backwards Intentions (Soul Fire)

Bronx River Parkway - Norva Se Va

Quincy Bright - Al's Greens

Tyrone Ashley's Funky Music Machine - Sing a Song Sister (Black Top)

Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World Is Empty Without You

Bronx River Parkway - Qienes Haverlo (Antes Que Hacerlo)

The Olympians - Midnight Movement

Timmy McNealy - What's Going On

Bronx River Parkway and Candela All Stars - Me Toca f/ Zoe Velez

El Michels Affair - Easy Access (Part 1) (Soul Fire)

Detroit Sex Machines - The Stretch Part 2 (Soul Fire)

Ghetto Brothers - Ghetto Brothers Power

El Michels Affair - Shimmy Shimmy Ya

El Michels Affair - Shaft

Timothy McNealy - Sagittarius Black (Shawn)

Edan - Sagittarius Rap

El Michels Affair - C.R.E.A.M.

Amnesty - Trouble Will Remain (Truth and Soul Remix)

Amy Whinehouse - Valerie (Truth and Soul Remix)

Gabrelli Climi - Sweet About Me (Truth and Soul Remix)

Lee Fields and the Expressions f/ J. Cole - Ladies (Remix)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Earth Shakers w/ Undercover

This set of mostly 70's roots and steppers inna heavyweight style and fashion goes out to all the brothers and sisters down Canterbury way feeling the effects of the earthquake. I couldn't imagine the enormity of such an event, this link shows the continual sub-bass actions still happening down south. Check It.

Flames & Brentford Rockers - Amagideon

Horace Andy - See a Man's Face

Wailing Souls - Back Out

Bobby Kalphat - Zion Hill

Earl Sixteen - No Mash Up The Dance

Errol Dunkley - Repatriation

Meditations - Miracles

Patrick Andy - Baby don't go

Vin Gordon - Picture On The Wall

Horace Andy & Earl Flute - Don't Think About Me

Dennis Brown - I Am The Conqueror

Johnny Osbourne - Give A Little Love

Senya - Children Of The Ghetto

Sylford Walker - Jah Golden Pen

Linval Thompson - Jah Jah Dreader Than Dread

African Brothers - Righteous Kingdom

Bunny Wailer - Fighting Against Conviction

The Itals f/ Vin Gordon - In A Dis Ya Time

The Solomonix - Jah Bless This Love

Ticklah vs Victor Rice - Elimination Game

Harry Mudie and King Tubby - Full Dose Of Dub

Johnny Clarke and Jah Shaka - Babylon

Mikey Dread At The Controls - Parrot Jungle

Yabby U - Deliver Me From My Enemies

The Heptones - Through The Fire I Come

Aswad - Warrior Charge

Bees - Militant

Sammy Gold - Dem A No Rasta (RS mix)

Matthew Mcanuff - Be Careful

Friday Night Takeout 8th August 2010 By Sandy Bay Social Club

Here's a show from a while ago for you to enjoy.
Piet and Deli once again host the Friday Night Takeout, Base FM 107.3 ( this installment includes selections from Sandy Bay's Undercover Brother, Bu Steppa.
From lovers roots, thru to the freshest riddims, along side some dubhall and Hip Hop all with a nice reggae flavor this mix will keep you jammin for just over an hour and a half.
For track listing listen in as we make mention of all tunes played.
This mix is a recording taken from the radio, the beats are played to promote dope music worldwide. If you like it, Buy it, Keep the vibe alive.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Modern Soul w/ Undercover

A little selection of modern soul from the last little while. It's sounding fresh yet has that motown twist that we all love. Highlights for me here is anything that Miles Bonny touches, new Andre 3000, Aloe Blacc, The Apples, Snoop Dogg's return and the cheeky 7" bootleg of Aretha's One Step. Sweet

Cody ChesnuTT - Do Better

DJ Day & Miles Bonny - Learnin To Fly

Suff Daddy - 5 O'Clock Suff Feat. Miles Bonny.

Kev Brown - I'll be around (Miles Bonny Trumpet refix)

Andre 3000 - All Together Now (The Beatles Cover)

Aloe Blacc - Good Things

Kero One - Let's Ride

Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World Is Empty Without You

John Legend & The Roots - Our Generation

Raphael Saadiq - It's a Shame

Ben l'Oncle Soul - Soulman

Gizelle Smith - June

Mr. Day - Soul On Wax

Al Green - New World (Chrome Remix)

Maxey & Fred Spider - what is this

Third Coast Kings - Give Me Your Love

The Apples - In The Air

Lee Fields & The Expressions - Ladies

Shawn Lee - Lucy Lucy (feat. Jeremiah)

Big Boi - Be Still f/ Janelle MonĂ¡e

Neon Hitch - Drop It Like Its Hot (Snoop Dogg vs. Alina Orlova)

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

Erykah Badu - Turn Me Away (Get MuNNY)

Mayer Hawthorne - I Need You

Reggie B & Miles Bonny - 3 Evil Woman

Jay-Z ft. Lil Wayne - Summer in Brooklyn (Quincy Jones Cookin Soul Remix)

Aretha Franklin - One Step (Featurecast Edit)

VA - Party-Keller Vol.3 (2010)

01 Peter Giger & Family Of Percussion - Here Comes The Family
02 Bronx River Parkway - La Valla
03 Gizelle Smith - June
04 Gino Dentie - Express
05 Bo Kirkland & Ruth Davis - We Got The Recipe
06 Ralph Marco Band - High Snobiety
07 Dizzy K Falola - Take It To The DJ
08 B.A. Baracus Band - Mama Said Knock You Out
09 Gino Dentie - Movin'
10 Matrix 5 - Bicentennial Boogie
11 Rahmlee - Down In Storyville
12 Nazz - Loosen Up

Mayer Hawthorne -Maybe So Maybe No (mato reggae remix)

So I've definately moved on from this song for a while now, but this super bouncy summer reggae edit brought it all back and left a smile on my face. 'Right click' this puppy, found over at Chromemusic which is a dope, dope site. Chur!