Monday, May 23, 2011

Party Fodder w/ Undercover

I think this is what Selector Robin was thinking when he wanted dancing music! It's a simple recipe, combine equal parts reggae with hip hop and you get an instant party banger! You may laugh but anything with Beyonce, Rihanna, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye or Wu Tang is instant gold and as I said before, it will get the girls on the floor! I remember a few years back when the little blank 7" was king, a new one was dropping every week on Fat City - Primetime, Jstar, Heatwave, Rhythm and Booze, Upstate, The Nextmen, Bombist and Niceup ruled the scene and the dancefloors! Be careful with the mashup though, it's gotta be an instantly recognisable vocal spliced perfectly with skanking instrumental, anything mistimed is a dud and absolutely no cheesy Queen or Led Zep mashups allowed. I always drop em quick with versions aplenty to keep the energy inna dance and don't forget to turn it up!

The Paragon's - Tide is High (Hooded Horsemen Bootleg)

Kardinal Offishall - Nina

Keith and Tex -Stop the Train (Soulforce Dukku Dukku Remix)

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

Kardinall Offishall - Maxine

Sparkie - 54-46

The Nextmen f/ Dynamite MC - Put The Stereo On

Gappy Ranks - Put The Stereo On

Beatconductor - Crazy in Kingston

Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping

Jstar - No Diggity

The Skatalites - Nimrod

Damian Marley - All Night

Stylah - As We Enter (Feat. Smiler)

Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta

Red Cafe, Term, & Mims - Bam Bam (Statik Selektah Remix)

Dr. Dre f/ Snoop Dogg - Still D.R.E.

Al Fingers - Why We Are Afraid Of Revolution

Rodney P - Rappers Delight Special

Kelis f/ Beenie Man & T.O.K. - Trick Me Twice

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

De La Soul f/ Chaka Khan - All Good?

Ol' Dirty Bastard f/ Kelis - Got Your Money

iLLiTe - Champion

Blak Twang & Jah Mali - Who Seh Me Rotton (The Heatwave Refix)

Rodney P - The Nice Up

The Fugees - Fiesta-La (The Heatwave Refix)

Joni Rewind f/ Estelle - Uptown Top Rankin

X-Clan - Culture United f/ Damian Marley

Freddie Cruger - Bap Yo Head

Black Grass - Oh Jah

Hydroponic Sound System - Hydro Soundclash

Amp Fiddler - I Need You

JStar - Kingston Lighters

Part 2

Nas And Bob Marley - We And Dem World

Sizzla VS UB40 - Red Wine To Gaze

Al Fingers - What's Going On (War Inna Babylon Long Edit Version)

This Kid Named Miles - Ring Of Fire

Kardinal Offishall - Everyday Rudebwoy

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (Ticklah Remix)

DJ Vadim & Katherin De Boer - Black is the Night

Ty - Groovement (Part 1)

Q-Tip - Gettin Up

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - Spottie

Prince Fatty - Gin & Juice

Bost & Bim ft Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger - Jamaican Boy

Rihanna - Rude Boy (Soulforce/Rootdown Remix)

Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Bombist Remix)

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

Bruno Mars f/ Damian Marley - Liquor Store Blues

John Legend - Can't Be My Lover

John Legend f/ Buju Banton - Can't be my lover (Curtis Lynch remix)

Major Lazer - Can't stop now f/ Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell

Mr Vegas - Old School Hustling

Cutty Ranks - limb by limb (riddim tuffa remix)

Tippa Irie - All This Music (Soulforce Remix)

SoulForce & Skarra Mucci - Hot Like Fire

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

Prince Fatty - Shimmy Shimmy Ya

Jstar - S'biggerdan

Shoes Recordings - Afta Lafta (Comes Tearz)

Alborosie f/ Wendy Rene - Tears (After Laughter Comes Tears)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Talk About Love w/ Undercover

Maybe not everyones cup of tea, but for me Lovers Rocks! There is nothing quite like a singjay such us Alton Ellis, Gregory Isaacs or Courtney John crooning about their long lost lovers. Part One features mostly rocksteady relicks of old Treasure Isle and Studio One cuts from the Peckings, Stingray and Joe Fraser. Part Two is more up to the time, with some modern one drop roots riddims getting the luv a dub treatment from Special Delivery, Sir Peter and Necessary Mayhem.

Pat Kelly - Talk About Love (Sureshot)

***Run Run Riddim***
Delroy Wilson - Run Run Version (Studio One)
George Nooks - Run Run (Stingray)
Luciano - Gunman (Stingray)

***I Can't Stand It Riddim***
Alton Ellis - I Can't Stand It (Treasure Isle)
Roger Robin - Take It Slow (VP)
Peter Hunningale - In The Ghetto (Peckings)

Courtney John - Lucky Man (Peckings)

***You Don't Need Me Riddim***
Courtney John - Love Is (Joe Fraser)
Sadiki - Change Your Mind (Joe Fraser)
Lloyd brown - Another Sunday (Joe Fraser)

***You I Love Riddim***
The Techniques - It's You I Love (Studio One)
Gappy Ranks - Musical Girl

***Jah Give Us Life Riddim***
Ray Darwin - New York Minute (Joe Fraser)
Tinga Stewart - Run Run Run (Joe Fraser)
Sadiki - Tears Don't Cry (Joe Fraser)

***Make Up To Break Up Riddim***
Leroy Sibbles - Break Up to Make Up (Duke Reid)
Tarrus Riley - Young Heart (Peckings)
Sadiki - Lovers Flight (Peckings)

Lady Lex and the Supersonics - At Last (Peckings)

***Only A Smile Riddim***
Luciano - Moving On (Peckings)
Tenar Star - Only A Smile (Stingray)
Colin B - All Night Long (Stingray)

***Danger In Your Eyes Riddim***
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes (Studio One)
Gregory Isaac - Danger In Your Eyes (Stingray)
Dennis Brown - Cold Hearted Fools (Stingray)

***Laba Laba Riddim***
Dennis Brown - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love (Stingray)
Al Campbell - Let's Bring It Back (Stingray)
Mighty Diamonds - Nice & Slow (Stingray)

***Love Is Not a Gamble Riddim***
The Techniques - Love Is Not a Gamble (Treasure Isle)
Dennis Alcapone - Love Is Not a Gamble (Duke Reid)
Kelly Makeda - Shake It Off (Peckings)
Janet-Lee Davis - I Don't Wanna Know (Peckings)

***Rocksteady Riddim***
Alton Ellis - Rocksteady (Treasure Isle)
Kelly Mekada - Easy (Peckings)
Lady Lex - Breaking Up (Peckings)
Mark 'Saxa' Overton - Tribute To Duke Reid (Peckings)

***I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks Riddim***
Brown Sugar - I'm In Love With A Dreadlocks (Lovers Rock)
Nadine Marshall & Blackout JA - Love With A Dreadlocks (Necessary Mayhem)

**The Shining Light Riddim***
Comfort - Love Light (Reggae Wave)
Pinchers - She Don't Mind (Reggae Wave)
Lorenzo - Wake Dem Up (Reggae Wave)

***Love Stories Riddim***
Christopher Martin -Follow Me (Bridgeview Productions)
Bugle - Life Nuh Easy (Bridgeview Productions)

***Sugar Riddim***
Demarco - It's OK (Special Delivery)
Million Stylez - Me And You (Special Delivery)

***Luv a Dub Riddim***
Peetah Heritage - Salute Them (Dancehallism)
Alaine and Buju Banton - Luv a Dub (Dancehallism)

***Inner City Lady Riddim***
Etana - August Town (Necessary Mayhem)
Gregory Isaacs - Inner City Lady (Necessary Mayhem)

Mr Vegas f/ Shaggy & Josey Wales - Sweet Jamaica

Maikal X - Here She Comes (Rock n Vibes)

***Longtime Riddim***
Peetah Morgan - My Makeda (Special Delivery)
J Boog - So Far Gone (Special Delivery)
Gappy Ranks f/ Beenie Man - Longtime (Special Delivery)

***Tek A Train Riddim***
Ziggi - Love Crazy (Rootdown)
Cali P - Girl You Dont Know (Rootdown)
Anthony B - Love Dont Get Better (Rootdown)

***Slaving Riddim***
Glen Brown - No More Slavery (Pantomine)
Lloyd Parks - Loverman (Keepleft Records)

***Yes You Are Riddim***
Carlton Livingston - Lover (Sir Peter Productions)
Nesbeth - My Baby (Sir Peter Productions)
Ayana Ash - Memories (Sir Peter Productions)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Skateland Killer Riddim - Maximum Sound (2011)

Killer new rubadub riddim from Frenchie @ Maximum Sound! 2 x 12" available at ebreggae and irieites!

Sorry crew, link has been removed. Not hard to find though elsewhere or better go buy it!

Alborosie - Jahnoy

Luciano - By Jah Will

Tarrus Riley f/ Captain Sinbad - Rebel - World Wide Rebellion

Skateland Killer - Version

Dean Fraser - Skateland Sax

Eek a Mouse - Star, Daily News and Gleaner

Jazzy Beets w/ Undercover

I've always loved the jazzy hip-hop sound, with Blue Note (among others) samples forming the basis of a lot of 90's hip hop. Here is a little set of fresh music dropped recently full of jazz samples, breaks and loopy beats. We have a few on here from the J. Period mix of Wake Up, some of that lush sounding interpretation of Pete Rocks classic 'They Reminisce Over You' from the album I just posted below. Booker T James get in the studio again, not just any studio - the Daptone one! DJ 2-Tone Jones brings us the Wu meets Blue Note stuff. Dj Vadim, Blu and Slum Village start to get nice and loopy before we pick it up with some heavy hip hop vocals and remixes from Aloe Blacc, Pharoahe Monch, Styles P, Dela and Ghostpoet. DJ Jazzy Jeff gives us a Roller Boogie remix of Mayer, Romanowski, The Root Source and Mo Horizons give up some uptempo samba and funk, before we jazz it out again. SwinG!

DJ Mitsu The Beats & Fat Loop - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y)

Booker T. Jones - The Bronx (Feat. Lou Reed)

DJ 2-Tone Jones - How Sly

Aloe Blacc - 99 Problems (Jay-Z x Kanye West Cover)

J.Period, John Legend & The Roots - Dillanor Rigby (J.Period Remix) f. Blu, Porn, Black Thought

Pharoahe Monch - Black Hand Side Ft. Styles P And Phonte

Dela featuring Blu - WhatUWanna

Ghostpoet - Finished I Ain't

DJ Vadim Presents The Electric - I'm All In

Swiff D - Inspired

Slum Village - Players (Willy Sunshine remix)

Mayer Hawthorne - No Strings (JD Jazzy Jeff Roller Boogie Remix)

Ben Sollee - A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke cover)

Bashiri Asad - All In My Head

J.Period, John Legend & The Roots - People Get Ready (J.Period Remix) f. Aretha Franklin

Raphael Saadiq - Heart Attack

Romanowski - The Instigator

Mayer Hawthorne - Mr Blue Sky

The Root Source - Soul Space

Mo'Horizons And The Banana Soundsystem - Jungle Affair

Mo'Horizons And The Banana Soundsystem - In Love With An Old Man feat. Denise M'Baye

Dedy Dread & DJ Rebel - Swing Masterizado

Substantial & Marcus D - Chillaxation

DJ 2-Tone Jones - Cream Team's Return

The Jazzy Rhythmer - Lady Lee f/ Just J

Blend aka Mishkin ft Elephant Phinix - Press Forward (djtzinas jazzy flirt)

Grant Green - Blues in Maude's Flat

DJ Mitsu The Beats & Fat Loop - 93 Till Infinity

Shaolin Jazz: The 37th Chamber (2011)

Killer re-workings of the Wu Tang crew over legendary Blue Note jazz recordings...dope.

J. Period mixes John Legend and The Roots – Wake Up! Radio

J. Period the man when it comes to remix projects (The Isley Brothers, Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Nneka and Bob Dylan), here he takes the soul and funk laden era of Wake Up Radio and does his biz. Best mix inna while for me, just check that lineup. Boom.

01. Prologue: Inner City Blues feat. Black Thought & John Legend
02. Rise & Shine feat. Black Thought, Blu & John Legend
03. Wake Up! Radio (Interlude) feat. Black Thought
04. Hard Times (J.Period Remix) feat. Black Thought, John Legend & Dead Prez
05. Dolla Out A Dime (Interlude) feat. James Brown
06. In The Ghetto (Wake Up!) feat. Black Thought, Rakin & John Legend
07. Little Ghetto Boy (J.Period Remix) feat. Q-Tip, Black Thought, John Legend
08. We Love Roll Call (Interlude) feat. Nina Simone
09. Misunderstood feat. Common
10. Message In Our Music (Interlude) feat. Common & Mary J. Blige
11. Eleanor Ridgby (Interlude)
12. Dillanor Ridby (J.Period Remix) feat. Blu, Porn, Black Thought & John Legend
13. The Wake Up! Players Band (Interlude) feat. Questlove
14. Compared To What (Interlude) feat. Roberta Flack
15. Comapred To What (J.Period Remix) feat. John Legend
16. Pain & Inspiration (Interlude) feat. John Legend & Nina Simone
17. Strange Fruit (Remix) feat. Common, John Legend & Nina Simone
18. Who’s Gonna Take The Weight (Interlude)
19. Walk On (J.Period Remix) feat. Black Thought & Isaac Hayes
20. Could The Drumme Have Some (Interlude)
21. In The Park (J.Period Remix) feat. Black Thought
22. Our Generation (Interlude) feat. Ernie Hines
23. Our Generation (J.Period Remix) feat. John Legend, Pete Rock & CL Smooth
24. Give Me That Message (Interlude) feat. Sam Cooke
25. Hang On In There (J.Period Remix) feat. Black Thought & John Legend
26. The Love Doctor (Interlude) feat. Jimmy Fallon
27. Love The Way It Should Be (J.Period Remix) feat. Nneka
28. Hey Love (Interlude) feat. Psdnuos, Jimmy Fallon, Kanye West & K’Naan
29. Ease My Troubling Min (Interlude) feat. Sam Cooke
30. People Get Ready (J.Period Remix) feat. Aretha Franklin
31. Wake Up! Radio Sign-Off (Outtro)
32. Epilogue Wake Up, Everybody! feat. Mayda Del Valle

The Root Source – Fire Walker (2010)

Amazing hammond organ deep jazz, funk, samba beets from this London based septet. Late night dancers beware...

DJ Mitsu The Beats & Fat Loop – Loop Amplitude (2011)

Damn this shit is dope, fresh instrumental re-workings of 90s golden era hip hop classics. Cop It.

01. C’mon Wit Da Git Down
02. I’ll Street Blues
03. Big Poppa
04. Da Bichez
05. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
06. Props Over Here
07. Word is Bond
08. One Love
09. Fine Tune Da Mic
10. Award Tour
11. Electric Relaxation
12. Step To Me
13. Don’t Sweat The Technique
14. Soul Clap
15. A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays”
16. 93 ‘Till Infinity
17. Street Life
18. Return Of The Crooklyn Dodgers

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Dubstepper w/ Undercover

Due to popular demand we have some more digital, dubstep, jungle, downbeat cuts all on a reggae tip! We start with some blistering digital beats from the Riddim Tuffa, Jahtari, and Livity camps with Pupjim featuring heavily as he has been releasing so much dope digital dub beats of late. We then drop the smashing ShyFx tune Raver - one of my fav's at the moment followed by a dope steppers remix of Roots Manuva and the new stuff from Trojan Sound System. Roomate drops another dope riddim - Ras Vibes - in very much the same vibe as his last riddim - Mercy. I'm loving the Brookes Brothers sampling Johnny O, before Max Romeo and Little John get reworkings. Jstar gets a few dope tunes in there, Blessing off the dope Dub Zealand compilation he released a few months back and One Life Dub, a Yabby U-esq instrumental that has a few vocal mashups floating around cyber-space. We get spacey to finish it off with Black Chow, Andreya Triana, J:Kenzo and Burial rounding it out. Enjoy.

Riddim Tuffa f/ Little Kirk - Kill Them Out

Soom T - Pull It Up

Pupajim - Double Lock

High Tone f/ Pupajim - Rub a Dub Anthem

Disrupt - Events Occur In Realtime

Shy FX f/ Donae'o - Raver (Shy's Guinness Punch Mix)

Shy FX f/ Kano, Donae'o & Roses Gabor - Raver (Breakage's Pattern Moschino Mix)

Trojan Sound System vs Toddla T - My God

Roots Manuva - Witness (Slugabed Remix)

Busy Signal f/ Mavado - Badman Place (Coki-Digital Mystikz Remix)

Roommate f/ Ras Zacharri - Gather Your Strength

Brookes Brothers f/ Johnny Osbourne - In Your Eyes

Jstar - One Life Dub

Prodigy vs Max Romeo - Out Of Space (Bass Tandem Remix)

Kalbata & Mixmonster f/ Little John - Sugar Plum Plum

Jstar & Dr Cat - Blessing

The Black Seeds - Slingshot (Truth Remix)

Pupajim - DNA

Black Chow f/ Pupajim - Signs

Andreya Triana - A Town Called Obsolete (Mala Remix)

J:Kenzo - Conqueror (Dj Heny G's Soul remix)

Burial - Street Halo

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

April and May have rolled around pretty quick for me - mad busy plus a holiday to the big smoke meant I haven't been able to post tunes. But I'm back, have caught up so here we have some big lovers, roots and dancehall tunes and riddims from the last month or so! Enjoy.

***Yes You Are Riddim***

Carlton Livingston - Lover

Ayana Ash - Memories

Tarrus Riley - Shaka Zulu Pickney

***Sweet Wata Riddim***

Queen Africa - It Hard

Tony Rebel - Time Alone

***Longtime Riddim***

J Boog - So Far Gone

Peetah Morgan - My Makeda

Gappy Ranks f/ Beenie Man - Longtime

Delly Ranx f/ Gappy Ranks - Could a Runaway

***Alive Riddim***

Delly Ranx - Livin my Life

Lutan Fyah - Break I Down

Sizzla and Anthony Red Rose - Mr Right

***Compassion Riddim***

Anthony B f/ Freddie McGregor - Tender Touch

Wayne Wonder f/ Galaxy P - Reminsce

***Flatlands Riddim***

Mr. Vegas & Natalie Storm - Doggy

Ward 21 - Go Easy

***Wildlife Riddim***

Mavado - AK47

Busy Signal - Pon Dem

Elephant Man - Dem Only Can Talk

***Problem Riddim***

Ward 21 - Problem

Stein f/ Kiprich - Who That a Call Mi

***Retro Riddim***

Pinchers - Back In Town

Mr. Vegas - Some Friends

***Massacre Riddim***

I-Octane - Send A Prayer

Grung Gaad - Jah A Di Greatest

***Cross Roads Riddim***

T'Nez - Jail House

Khago - Pree Life

Konshens - Woman