Monday, December 17, 2012

The Biggest Tunes of 2012 w Undercover

Wow, what a year for reggae. Well the return of it anyhow! Busy got jailed, and released, and still dropped the biggest tunes of the year! We have some big relicks, big roots and big dancehall outta both Europe and Jamaica. We have the return of Penthouse and Digital B running some big riddims again! We see newcomers Exco Levi, Chronixx, Chan Dizzy, and Protoje cement their place at the top of the scene. We see Romain Virgo pretty much reach super stardom while staltwards Delly Ranx, Gentleman, Tarrus, Vybz, Milly, Konshens, Mr Williamz and Mr Vegas lead the pack again. We have producers Fenchie, Dre Skull, Don Corleon, Major Lazor, Head Concussion and Shane Brown ruling tings. All subjective of course. What's your favourites? Fresh ZippyLink reup! Part 1. Part 2.

Slim Smith and Cecile - Girl You Hold Me (Leggo di Riddim)
Courtney John - Every Way (You Dont Care Riddim)
Etana - Johnny Too Bad (Mesopotamia Riddim)
Major Lazer f/ Sani Showbizz - Big Piece of Chickennnn (Alibaba Riddim)
Chino f/ Kardinall Offishall - L.S.L (Live Some Life Riddim)
Ken Boothe  and Mr Vegas and Chauncey D - When I Fall In Love (When I Fall In Love Riddim)
Busy Signal - Come Shock Out
J.O.E. - Herbsman Hustling (Heavenless Riddim)
Tafari - Money in My Pocket (Money in My Pocket Riddim)
Christopher Ellis, Stephen Marley and Jah Cure - End of Time
Beres Hammond - In My Arms
Fuzzie Barz - Slow Down (Cos I'm Black Riddim)
Timeka - Undercover Lady (Rock & Come Een Riddim)
Gentleman and Rebillion - Intention (Feel Good Riddim)
Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again (9.58 Riddim)
Da Professor - Peace & Unity (The Laboratory)
Delly Ranx - Jah Jah A Mi Everything (Life After Lifetime Riddim)
Luciano - Rub a Dub Market (Rub a Dub Market Riddim)
Mark Wonder and Al Pancho - Dancehall Stylee (Redeemer Riddim)
Konshens - Mr. Judge (Adam and Eve Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - The World Is a Ghetto (Reggaeville Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Prophecy Fulfill (Rude Boy Be Nice Riddim)
Dalton Harris - Gi Mi That Whine (Sweet Ride Riddim)
Romain Virgo - Think Mi Weak - (Good Things Riddim)
Romain Virgo - Nah Fidget (The Return Riddim)
Chris Martin - Step Up
Romain Virgo - No Money (No Money Riddim)
Protoje - Our Time Come (The 7 Year Itch)
Protoje - Kingston Be Wise
Solo Banton - Me No Know (Ba Ba Boom Riddim)
Mr Williamz - We Run England (More Spiritual Riddim)
Wrongtom Meets Deemas J - Old Time Stylee (In East London)
Cali P - Dem a Boss (Remix) (Ima Bhass Riddim)
KG Man - 5 Spliff A Day (Title Riddim)
Virtus - Run the Track (Make it Gwan Riddim)
Million Stylez - Roots Of All Evil (Bellyful Riddim)
Chronixx - Start a Fyah (Game Theory Riddim)
Rayvon - Selecta (Kingston 13 Riddim)
Collie Buddz - Ganja Pipe
Pinchers - Yellow Belly Vaquero (Rock & Stop Riddim)
M.I.A. - Bad Girls (Rock & Stop Riddim)
Gappy Ranks and Winky D - Kings of Africa (Yard Rock Riddim)
Chan Dizzy - Herbalist (High Times Riddim)
Konshens - None a dem (Chupacabra Riddim)
Million Stylez - Ya Habibti (Arabian Nights Riddim)
Konshens  - Good Life (Full Swing Riddim)
Popcaan - Full Swing (Loudspeaker Riddim)
Konshens - Simple Song (Mental Maintenance)
Mr. Vegas - Certain Law (Sweet Jamaica)
Stylo G - Call Me A Yardie (SoulForce RMX)
Wayne Marshall f Jr Gong, Aidonia, I Octane, Assassin, Bounty and Vybz - Go Hard
Leftside - Turn Up Di Party (Naughty Wifey Riddim)
Vybz Kartel - Real Friend (Peenie Wallie Riddim)
Snoop Lion f/ Mike Posner - Lighters Up

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Channel One NYE w/ Undercover

I'm pretty excited to be asked to jam for an upcoming NYE party (thanks Tobi) featuring the almighty Channel One Soundsystem! So as I do, I thought I would bang out a little mix to celebrate and promo the BIG night! So without further ado, we have 50 stone cold classics from the rocksteady and reggae eras, through to roots, dub, rub a dub and digital styles! Check the gig if you are kicking around the shakey isles of Auckland, New Zealand. It's gonna be a dope night - in one room we have Channel One Soundsystem booming the Jafa rig supported by NZ's best roots and culture selectors, while the dancehall party hosted by Bigga Tingz will be popping shit off next door!!!!!! Zippy 1. Zippy 2.

Derrick Morgan - Great Musical
Slim Smith & The Uniques - My conversation
The Jamaicans - Baba Boom
Delroy Wilson - Run Run
Slim Smith - Born To Dub
The Techniques - You Don't Care
Honey Boy Martin and The Voices - Dreader Than Dread
Hemsley Morris - Stay Loose
Johnny Clarke - Creation Rebel
Johnny Osbourne - Truth and Rights
Dennis Brown - Cheater
Vin Gordon - Red Blood
Sugar Minott - Hard Times Pressure
The Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock
John Holt - Police in Helicopter
Linval Thomson - Look How Me Sexy
Sylford Walker - Burn Babylon
Rocktone - Promise Land
The Twinkle Brothers - Free Africa
Wayne Jarrett - Moses
The Techniques - Purify Dub
Scientist - Earths Rightful Ruler
Yabby U - Conquering Dub
Dennis Brown - Children of Israel
Horace Andy - Tonight Dub
Gregory Isaacs f/ Christine - Rock On
Dennis Brown f/ Dillinger - Jah Is Watching You
Johnny Clarke - Every Knee Shall Bow
Johnny Clarke and Jah Shaka - Babylon
Mikey Dread At The Controls - Parrot Jungle
Horace Andy f/ Tappa Zukie - Natty Dread A Weh She Want
Tapper Zukie - Oh Lord!
Anthony Johnson - Strictly Rub A Dub
Barrington Levy - Black Roses
Pinchers - Slaughterer
Eek A Mouse - Star Daily News & Gleaner
Gladiators - Looks Is Deceiving
Half Pint - Mr. Landlord
Cocoa Tea - Girl Go Home
Johnny Osbourne - No Ice Cream Sound
White Mice - Youths Of Today
Garnett Silk - Bless Our Souls
Gregory Isaacs - Rumours
Luciano - Good Times
Buju Banton - Complaint
Andrew Bees - Militant
Robert Lee - Battlefield
Chuck Turner - Trying To Conquer I
Singer Blue - If A No Jah
Martin Campbell - Richman Vs 2