Thursday, September 29, 2011

Studio One All Sorts w/ Undercover

I likkie Studio One skank to celebrate 200,000 visits! All sorts in this bunch, sweet soul melodies, bonafide classics, rare versions and dubbed out b sides from the Brentford Road driving force of Cosxone, Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Don Drummond and Co. Studio One long time!

Slim Smith - Born to Love
Slim Smith - Born to Dub
Rita Marley & The Souletts - A Deh Pon Dem
Donna V and Sound Dimension - Pullover Version
Angela Prince - You a Fool Boy
Marcia Griffiths - Can I Change My Mind
The Paragons - Danger In Your Eyes
The Silvertones - Smile
Lone Ranger - Now The Gate Fly
Lone Ranger & Soul Vendors - Gate Fly (Version)
Tyrone Taylor - I Believe In Yesterday
Tyrone & Soundemension - Yesterday Version
Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets - Keep That Light
Freddie McGregor - How Could You Leave
Freddie & Soundemension - How Could You Version
Johnny & The Brentford Rockers - Keep That Light Pt.2
Jah Jesco - West Gone Black
Otis Gayle - What You Won't Do For Love
Brentford Disco Band - Jamrec Jam
Sugar Minott - Love Gonna Pack Up
Sir Harry - Musical Rights
Sound Dimension - Declaration (Ver.)
Tony Tough - Cool It
Tony & Soundemension - Cool Version
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
Dub Specialist - Luanda
Jerry Jones - Still Water
Jerry Jones & Sound Dimension - Still Water (Version)
Larry Marshall - Run Babylon
Larry Marshall - Run Babylon Pt 2
Freddie Mcgregor & The Sound Dimension - Africa Here I Come
Willie Williams & The All Stars - Addis A Baba
Zoot Simms - African Challenge
Senior Soul - Is It Because I Am Black
Sound Dimension - Bionic Dub
Vin Gordon - Red Blood
Linval Thompson - She Gone She Gone
Frankie Paul - Programme
Judah Eskender Tafari - Conquer Me (part 1)
Dennis Alcapone - The Conqueror
The Gladiators - Roots Natty
Brentford Disco Set - Culture (Ver.)
Ironcickles - Iwhazzessezi
Johnny Osbourne - People A Watch Me
Roland Alphanso & Leslie Milliner - Theme From The Party
The Gladiators - Bongo Red
Cornell Campbell - Conversation

And while we are at it, I found this amazing link. I remember finding something like this a few years back, you will not regret grabbing this! Not quite a complete set but an absolute vault of Studio One rarities from all of Coxsones labels. Complete Studio One Recordings.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Party Bangers - Mashups, Remixes and Covers w Undercover

A massive 'Vault' of absolute party classics here. Big ups to the amazing producers who have laid the foundation for reggae/hip hop remixes over the past 7-8 years - Al Fingers, JStar, Soulforce, Upstate, Primetime, Heatwave, Bost & Bim, Dedy Dread, Curtis Lynch and many more. NEW LINK!

Mavado & Wailing Souls - Wa Dem A Do (Al Fingers' Fire House Rock Remix)
Gappy Ranks - Pumpkin Belly
Mr Vegas - Old School Hustling
Nas & Damien Marley - Land of Promise (f/ Dennis Brown)
Bob Marley - Small Axe (Fyah Vibes Bomb Drop Riddim Remix)
Major Lazer f/ Mr. Vegas & Jovi Rockwell - Can't Stop Now
Barriobeat Dub Edit - Chase the Devil (Barriobeat Dub Edit)
Mitch - The Boom Draw
Beenie Man & Triston Palmer - Spliff Tail
Tippa Irie - All This Music (Soulforce Remix)
Dedy Dread - Worth It
DJ Shepdog - Skankin In The Way Of Control
JStar - One Life, One Hope (One Life Riddim)
Prince Fatty - Shimmy Shimmy Ya
Grant Phabao & The Lone Ranger - Fever
Dead Prez - Walking In A Dead Man's Shoes
John Legend f/ Buju Banton - Can't Be My Lover (Curtis Lynch remix)
Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls (Al Fingers Last War Remix)
Dennis Brown, Alozade,Vegas & Hollow Point - Under Me Prophet
MC Arme and Collie Buddz - Sandy Bay Come Around Dubplate
Gappy Ranks f/ Million Styles - Life
Makamillion f/ Ecliff & Lil Ray - Taking The Crown
Million Stylez - Police In Helicopter
Rihanna - Rude Boy (Soulforce/Rootdown Remix)
Sister Nancy vs. Lauryn Hill - Never Lost One (Wick-it Remix)
Mungo's Hi-Fi f/ Soom T - Bong Bong (InnaSoul Big Bong mix)
Red Cafe, Term, & Mims - Bam Bam (Statik Selektah Remix)
Alborosie f/ Junior Reid - It's Hot Kingston Town
The Nextmen & Dynamite Mc - Blood Fire
R.A. The Rugged Man f/ Masta Killa & Killah Priest - Chains
Jayz f/ Kardinal - Lucifer
Mary J Blige, Gyptian and Busta - Anything You Want
Jackson 5 - I Want You Back (Bombist Remix)
JStar - Drop Foxy
Nicki Minaj - Did It On Em (SoulForce RMX)
Chris Macro - Crooklyn Sleng (f/ Buckshot, Masta Ace, Special Ed & Wayne Smith)
Missy Elliott - Pass That Sleng Teng (The Heatwave Refix)
Rihanna f/ Vybz Kartel - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
Chris Macro - Brooklyn No No (feat. ODB & Dawn Penn)
Stylah - As We Enter (f/ Smiler)
Nas and Damian Marley & Rye Rye feat M.I.A. - As We Bang
Kelis, Beenie Man & T.O.K. - Trick Me Twice (The Heatwave Refix)
Busta Rhymes - Trick Me Danger (No Trick mix)
Dr Dre and Al Fingers - Why We Are Afraid Of Revolution
Demarco f/ Busta Rhymes - Hustler
Weed Day - Lean Back Riddim (The Flash It Up Remixes)
Jboog - Coldest Zone
Bost & Bim f/ Drake, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent - Hot Riddim Reggae remix
Gentleman - Tempolution f/ Red Roze
Busta Rhymes f/ Akon, Major Mackerel, Mavado & Shabba Ranks - Clear The Air (Remix)
Skarra Mucci - My Sound

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Original JA - Mashups, Remixes and Covers w/ Undercover

Let's rewind a bit, so in reggae circles when did the cover or 'mashup' all start? The early sixties to late 70's be precise with Coxsone, Bunny, Kong and Perry mixed direct influences of 60s Soul, R&B, Motown, Rock and Jazz. Re-interperating tunes from Curtis, Syl, Jagger, Franklin and Brubeck with JA's top vocal harmony talents of the day it truly was a remarkable combination that continues in reggae up to this day. NEW LINK!

Prince Buster - Sister Big Stuff
Dawn Penn - To Sir With Love
Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites - Guantanamera
Winston Francis - In The Summer Time
Owen Gray - Give Me Little Sign
Ken Boothe - Satisfaction
Lynn Taitt & The Jets - Bat Man
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Live And Let Die
Keith Rowe - Groovy Situation
Lloyd Charmers - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Baby
Hopetown James - Chain Gang
Big Youth - What's Going On
Nana McLean - Till I Kiss You
The Techniques - Love Is Not A Gamble
The Minstrels - People Get Ready
Devon Russell - People Get Ready
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
Lloyd Parks & U Brown - Reach Out I'll Be There
Slim Smith & The Uniques - My conversation
Lenox Brown - My Conversation Inst.
Slim Smith - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
The Heptones - Message From A Black Man
The Mighty Diamonds - Get Out Of My Life Woman
Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
Jimmy Cliff - Let's Dance
Sound Studio Band - Give Me Some
This Kid Named Miles - Ring Of Fire
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
Otis & Sound Dimension - I'll Be Around Version
Willie Williams - No One Can Stop Us
Jackie Mittoo - Summer Breeze

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ska and Rocksteady - Mashups, Remixes and Covers w/ Undercover

Next up, chronologically anyway, is a bunch of predominantly Rocksteady remix nuggets. From straight bootlegs and mashups to re-produced bangers with an extra Hip Hop kick to em and lovely 2010/11 lovers inna rocksteady style. Some big rocksteady instumentals used here - 54-46, Real Rock, Truth and Rights, Stop that Train, Shanty Town and My Conversation. Lets get the party started! NEW LINK! NEW LINK2

Danny Massure - Heatwave Jamboree
Mr. Williamz - Our Culture
Big Boi - Royal Flush (Dj Sunshine Remix)
Tony Toni Tone - Thinking of You (b.cause Shanty Town Dubbit)
The Paragon's - Tide is High (Hooded Horsemen Bootleg)
Busta Rhymes f/ Q Tip - Tip-The Vibe (Magik Moar Remix)
Jay Z - Justify My Thug
Rodney P f/ The Peoples Army & Mighty Mo (Heartless Crew) - Live Up (youtube)
Jstar - No Diggity
Gappy Ranks - Put The Stereo On
Demolition Man - Big Up
Rodney P - The Nice Up
The Nextmen f/ Dynamite MC - So Many Girls
Toots and the Maytels - Tooting Gangster (Jstar Remix)
Cham - Ghetto Pledge (54-46 The Flash It Up Remix)
Mr. Williamz - Original Style
Kardinal Offishall- Nina
Keith and Tex - Stop the Train (Soulforce Dukku Dukku Remix)
Skarra Mucci - Gimmi Di Luv (Soulforce Remix)
Delroy Wilson f/ Buju Banton - Good, Better, Best... (Soulforce Remix)
Skarra Mucci f/ Ken Boothe - When We Kill aka Duppy (Soulforce Remix)
Ms Dynamite - Fall In Love Again
Jstar - Still Passin' Me By
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name (Reggae Remix)
Courtney John - Love Is
Lady Lex - Bad Boys
Gappy Ranks - Musical Girl
Lady Lex and The Supersonics - At Last

Marvin Gaye - Mashups, Remixes and Covers w/ Undercover

First in a series of you guessed it - Mashups, Remixes, Edits, Bootlegs, Covers etc etc. Always popular in a club the mashup often gets the most sceptical dancer grooving and satisfies that annoying girls that asks for Beyonce. Here we have perhaps the most sampled man in Reggae/Hip Hop mashups - Mr Marvin Gaye. NEW LINK!

Sexual Healing (Acapella)
Sexual Theory (DJ Day remix)
Mercy Mercy Me (Rapson Edit)
Whats Going On (Shh Edit)
What's Going On (Al Fingers War Inna Babylon Long Edit)
Let's Get It On (The Bombist Remix)
Let's Get It On (Waiting In Vain Remix)
Marvin Gaye vs Bob Marley - Healing In Vain (Bangers R Mashed Remix)
Hot 8 Brass Band - Sexual Healing
Marvin Gaye vs Kelis - Hear Me Through The Grapevine (Primetime Remix)
Marvin Gaye vs Lloyd Charmers - I Heard It Dub (Jstar Remix)
Marvin & Henry Tipper - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Eric Sermon vs Marvin Gaye - Just like Music (Mato Reggae Rmx)
Eric Sermon vs Marvin Gaye - Music
Jstar - Musictime

Friday, September 9, 2011

Rockers Dub w/ Undercover

It's been a while since I dropped an original foundation vibe - from rocksteady and rockers to roots, steppers and dub! First up we start with an absolute classic from Dennis Brown, something I dropped No1 at the last Vital gig! Other highlights for me are Vin Gordon (as always), an original Bunny Lee v Coxsonne sound tune from Derrick Morgan (dancefloor entertainment), Johnny Clarke's M16 version (sing along in the shower), Robert Lees' Battlefield (killer in the dance) and Hopeton Lindo's False Sentence (an Authentic Selection).

Dennis Brown - Cheater
Barry Brown - Give Love
Vin Gordon - Picture On The Wall
Jackie Mittoo and the Soul Venders - Loving You
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes
The Tamlins - Ting A Ling (Disco Mix)
Tomorrows Children - Bang Bang
Derrick Morgan - Great Musical
Barrington Levy - Captivity
Johnny Clarke - Running Back To Me
Crazy Mad Professor - Kill Bwoy Dub
Tuff Scout All Stars - A Battling Dub
Robert Lee - Battlefield
Jacob Miller f/ Welton Irie - Keep On Running (Disco Mix)
Frankie Paul - 16 Lovers
Tapper Zukie - Oh Lord!
Tappa Zukie & Horace Andy - Natty Dread A Weh She Want (Disco Mix)
Willie Williams - Jahquarius
Hopeton James - Dreader Than Dread
Bobby Melody - Jah Bring I Joy
Don Carlos - I love Jah
Scientist - Earths Rightful Ruler
Errol Dunkley - Keep The Pressure Down
Linval Thompson - Jah Jah the Conqueror
Hopeton Lindo - False Sentence
Augustus Pablo - 555 Crown Street
Rockers All Stars - Zimbian Style
Bobby Ellis - Mr. Ellis Burn Out

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

NEW NEW NEW, LASER, FOG HORN, BIG TUNES! Ha, nah just a bunch of killer new reggae released over the past few months, reggae run strong!

A littlerelick and lovers set here... killer biz from Mr Williamz, Demo Man, Macro Dubplates run Studio One/Foundation numbers Norwegian Wood, Real Rock and 54-46 and while Baby Boom runs Tenement Yard and Jah Cure and Lukie D remember Gregory. Finally got my hands on the Luciano and Tarrus on Horace's Natty Dread A We She Want while Maximum Sound just dropped a 2011 best of on itunes.

Mr. Williamz - Our Culture (Green Lion)
Mr. Williamz - Original Style (Green Lion)
Demolition Man - Big Up (Peckings)
Chris Macro - Brooklyn Rock (feat. MC Lyte) (Macrodubs)
Baby Boom - Highest Set Ah Grades (Peckings)
Busy Signal - Dem Nyam Anything
Hopeton Lindo - Hey Girlfriend (Merry Go Round)
Lukie D - Storm (We Remember Gregory Isaacs)
Jah Cure - Mr. Brown (We Remember Gregory Isaacs)
Jesse Royal - Singing The Blues (Long Days Short Nights - Xterminator)
Kayla Bliss - Ain't That Loving You (Long Days Short Nights - Xterminator)
I-Wayne - Love Addiction (Danger In Your Face - Xterminator)
Tarrus Riley - Stress Silent Murderer (Natty Dread A We She Want - Stars)
Luciano - Were is the Love (Natty Dread A We She Want - Stars)
Konshens - No More Tears (Maximum Sound 2011)

Roots and bangers up next... Collie and Admiral Tibet watch the Bomboflow (funny name), Maximum Sound drop Fairground and Brown Lion (great name) steals the show on Street Hustle. We get all digital roots and party up next with more goodness from Mungo's and Riddim Tuffa, Inna Soul remixes a dope Bong Bong which drops us few mashups with Sister Nancy v Lauryn and Dawn Pen v ODB. Robert Lee drops a grimey sound system BANGER (this one's in my crate) followed by a couply off Digital Dubs new album.

Collie Buddz - Too Watchy (Bomboflow - Upsetta Records)
Admiral Tibet - Give me a Little (Bomboflow - Upsetta Records)
Luciano - Identity (Fairground - Maximum Sound)
Konshens - Tear the Road (Fairground - Maximum Sound)
Brown Lion - Street Hustle (Street Hustle - Smoke a Ton Records)
Capleton - Jah Army Babylon Brain (Kenny Meez Remix)
Mr. Vegas - Another Sound Dead (Maximum Sound 2011)
Riddim Tuffa & Steppa Style - Good Love
Mungo's Hi-Fi f/ Soom T - Bong Bong (InnaSoul Big Bong mix)
Chris Macro - Brooklyn No No (feat. ODB & Dawn Penn)
Sister Nancy vs. Lauryn Hill - Never Lost One (Wick-it Remix)
Mr. Patze - Nuff Time (Question)
Diegojah - Better Than That (Riddim Tuffa Remix)
Riddim Tuffa, Sing Gold & Symbiz - Marchin On (Riddim Tuffa Remix)
Robert Lee - Battlefield (Tuff Scout Records)
Tuff Scout All Stars - A Battling Dub (Tuff Scout Records)
Digitaldubs - Fyah Bun Dem Ft. Ranking Joe
Digitaldubs - Pirate's Game Ft. Earl Sixteen

Now we delve in the grimy world of JA/US Dancehall and R&B. Sillza starts tings off with a dope D&B chanter, Beyonce runs a killer remix from Tune In crew, Jimmy Cliff gets a re-rub and Daniel Marley (is he one?) drops a banger. NZ's own High Stakes who really are producer extraordinaires drop the Life Lessons with a lovely tune from Konshens. Cecile features a bit as she drops a new album and is running few big riddims. The hip hop beat comes in now with Jah Cure, Leftside and Busy before we get all bashy with Stylo G, Ward 21, Gappy, Delly, Mavado et al.

Sizzla - Sufferation And Poverty
Beyonce - Best thing I never had (Tune In Crew Remix)
Sanjay f/ Jimmy Cliff - Harder Thay Fall
Daniel Marley - Knock Knock (Ras-I-Musique)
Konshens - All This Love (Life Lessons - High Stakes/JRod)
Mickey General - Life (Life Lessons - High Stakes/JRod)
Konshens - Gal Dem Song (Rio Riddim - Head Concussion)
Mo Shai - Miss Anonymous (Don Corleon)
Jah Cure - Ghetto We Come From (Fly Again Riddim - Keno 4 Star)
Leftside & Shaggy - Jump Up Around (Leftside Records)
Cecile f/ Million Stylez - Wicked and Wild (Jamaicanization)
Busy Signal - Hear What I Say (Deep Cover 2Hard Music)
Eva Hype & Jahmeil - Love We Suh (Love We Suh- Bassment Productionz)
Cecile - Never Never (Dub Special)
Gappy ranks f/ Russian (Swagga Dem - Smoodface)
Stylo G - Boasy (Swagga Dem - Smoodface)
Ward 21 - Cyaa Cry Cree (Total Pandemonium - Ward 21 Music)
Cecile - Nah Stress Over Man (Jamaicanization)
Gappy Ranks - English Money (Billboard - Bass Runner)
Rayvon & Red Fox - When I Get You Home (Billboard - Bass Runner)
Beyonce and Delly Ranx - Best Thing I Never Had (Big Dog - MaddSquad Entertainment)
Shaggy f/ Mavado - Girls Dem Love We
Aidonia - Stay In My Arms - Danger Luv - Troyton)

Well that rounds up a few massive months of quality Euro, US and JA reggae!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Beets August w Undercover

Some bits and pieces on the hip hop, soul, funk tip. A few sampled goodies, some loopy beets,
downbeat soul, mash-ups, afro nuggets, future jazz, NZ music and remixes galore!

B - On the Porch
Phonte f/ Elzhi - Not Here Anymore
J-Rocc - Don't Sell Your Dream (Tonight)
Erimaj - Conflict of a Man
Blu - Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall
B - Lucky
Funky DL - Billie Holiday Latin Remix Instrumental
Zafari - Addis Ababa
Ikebe Shakedown - Kumasi Walk
J-Rocc - Malcolm Was Here (Part 1+2)
Jesse Futerman - Black Is The Colour
Jack Masamune - Keep You Kimi
Hollie Smith & Mara TK - Autumn Rain
The Weeknd - The Zone
Question & Freddie Joachim - Find Another Way Revisited
B.Lewis - Moon Dancers
Sola Rosa f/ Iva Lamkum - Turn Around (TM Juke Remix)
@Peace - Nobody (Scratch 22 Club Mix)
Miles Bonny - Clap Clap
JBrown & the Mic Smith - Cookin Soul
Mary J Blige - 25/8
Pete Rock and Smif-N-Wessun - Do It Ft. Hurricane G
Amy Winehouse - Tears Dry On Their Own (The Apple Scruffs Edit)