Sunday, November 3, 2013

Beets w/ Undercover

Fresh jazz, hip hop, soul and boogie beets harvested right in time for the Southern Hemisphere summer! I've picked some fstandout tracks as usual and if you like what you hear seek out fresh albums from Robert Glasper Experiment, Aloe Blacc, Suff Daddy, Rae and Christian, Oh No, Ta-Ku and Mr Beatnick. The big singles come from Justin B (yes I kno, contenscious issue, but it's a banger!), Mr Bird, Miles Bonny, De La Soul, Freddie Joachim, Omar and a new find for me, Opolopo. Both links for full tracklist. Part 1. Part 2.

Kev Brown - Bossa
Kev Brown - Nгo! / Now
Es-K - Coolin' In July
Gadget f/ Awakening Dawn - Back To The Friendship
Robert Glasper Experiment f/ Jill Scott - Calls
Knxwledge - Gttnglte
Ta-ku - Ciarabuble
Colonel Red - Rain A Fall
Hitomi - Illusion Symptom (Mr Bird Remix)
James Bl@ke - Retrograde
Just!n B$!ber - All That Matters
Freddie Joachim f/ Miles Bonny - To Remind Us
Aloe Blacc - The Man
Frootful - The Road
Mr Bird - Soul Troopers
Miles Bonny - Fela
Personal Life - There's A Time For Everything (Mr Bird Remix)
Ohmega Watts f/ Stefan Otto - Cosmo Knotts
Robert Glasper Experiment f/ Luke James, Lupe Fiasco and Snoop Dogg - Persevere
De La Soul - Get Away (The Spirit of Wu-Tang)
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Harold's
Oh No - Winters Sweet
Ta-ku - Day 1 (Dilla Beat)
Raiza Biza - Whisky Blues
Suff Daddy - The Hardest (Suff Remix)
Suff Daddy - Party Ya Ass Off (Suff Remix)
Pugs Atomz f/ Shayna Love - Boy Meets Girl
Dr@ke - Come Thru (James Bl@ke Version)
Rae and Christian f/  Tony D, Jazzy Jeff, Agent 86 - Check The Technique
Rojai & E Live - Hard Pressed
Coco Solid - Wow
Sango f/ SPZRKT - Middle of Things (JBoogie Edit)
The Internet f/ Tay Walker - Runnin'
Mr. Be@tnick - Symbiosis
Colonel Red f/ Ursula Rucker - Gimme A Minute (Opolopo Remix)
Om@r f/ Caron Wheeler - Treat You (Opolopo Remix)
Gregory Porter - 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Alllrighty then, another installment of the biggest tunes that tickle my fancy. First is up is catchy as hell Rootikal remix of Cornell Campbell with a summer of '68 sounding remix and instrumental!! Next we highlight the amazing Shaggy album, full of ravers cuts, full of hits! Also featuring from her new mixtape is Keida in full bad-girl style - some of her heaviest tunes pon that! We then run a dozen or so rootsy hip hop singles, - baddies from new favourites Dre Island and Randy Valentine also bits from Keznamdi, Konshens, Tony Curtis, Pressure, Gappy, Busy YT etc! We then start to get busy with a new single (a bit cheese but still doope) from the much anticipated Wayne Marshall album before rocking some new Cham, Stylo G (Baaaadddd!), a dope Ri Ri remix before we wrap it up with some nice jungle mixes. Need both links for full tracklist. Link One. Link Two.

Cornel Campbell - There's a Fire (Rootikal Mix)
Rootikal Players f/ Soothsayers Horns - Fire Trap
Shaggy f/ Cocoa Tea, Joe - Like Never Before  (Out of Many, One Music)
Talisman - Things Ah Get Tough (I Surrection LP)
Keida - Jamaican boy
Keida - Ganja Tea
Shaggy f/ Chronixx - Bridges (Out of Many, One Music)
Shaggy f/ Damian, Chioma  (Out of Many, One Music)
Shaggy f/ Tarrus Riley - My Duty  (Out of Many, One Music)
Demarco - Virtuous Woman (Sweet Aroma Riddim)
Million Stylez - The Struggle (Sweet Aroma Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Carpenter
Tony Curtis f/ Konshens - Smoke It Up
Keznamdi - Grade
Dre Island - Rastafari Way
Dre Island f/ Kabaka Pyramid - Rasta Rule
Busy Signal f/ Exco Levi - Wicked Evil Man
Pressure - Hold The Powaz
YT - In The Streets (Legalise Riddim)
Paketo Wilson and Derajah - Ina De Yaad
Aidonia - High Grade Party
Randy Valentine - Brixton Market (Throw Me Herb Riddim)
Lord Sassafrass - Talking Yardie (Heidi Riddim)
Dre Island - Find Dem Flaw
Konshens - Champion (Mixed Feelings Riddim)
Junior Reid f/ Vybz and Uncle - Guns Dem Load
Keida - Bad Gal Rock Remix
Wayne Marshall f. Agent Sasco - Stupid Money
Keida - Trouble
Keida - Riddim Sound Sweet
I-Octane - Fi Di Nation (Kuff Again Riddim)
Cham f/ Jr Gong - Fighter
Wrongtom and Deemas J - Jump Move Rock (Supa John Remix)
Stylo G f/ Sister Nancy - Badd
Riri, Notch and King Tech - Murder (Ri Ri Remix)
Dennis Brown and Mr. Williamz - Have You Ever (Chopstick Dubplate)
King Kong and Mr. Williamz - Rumble Jumble Life (Chopstick Dubplate)
Bitty Maclean - Walk Away From Love (6Blocc Remix)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Big Tunes w Undercover

Big tunes not small tunes. Starts off old and smokey, finishes off with a blaze of fire. Some massive tunes here - fresh reggae and dancehall with few enduring big tunes tossed in - so good I should really keep 'em for myself! Part 1 / Part 2

Tony Curtis - Leave The Collie (Watch This Sound Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - We Need Love (You Don't Care Riddim)
Shy FX f/ Liam Bailey - Soon Come
Randy Valentine - Victory (No1 Station Riddim)
Jovi Rockwell - I Got You
Maddy Carty f/ Babyboom - Get It Right (Remix)
Mr Vegas - Boy Shorts (Max Ruba Dub Rmx) (We Are Roots Riddim)
Shaggy f/ Beres Hammond - Fight This Feeling
Jango Thriller and Mikey Jarrett - Walk With You (Milady)
Keida - Stand For Something
Jah9 - Steamers A Bubble (Apartment Riddim)
Addis Pablo - Pablo Inna de Yard (Apartment Riddim)
Randy Valentine - Rat Race (Unfair Games Riddim)
Million Stylez - Never Give Up (Unfair Games Riddim)
Chuck Fender f/ Bounty Killer and Leroy Smart - Badness No Pay
Dre Island - Rastafari Way
Aidonia - High Grade Party
Lotek -Friday Night (Go Raving)
Lotek - Saturday Night (First Date)
Musical Masquerade f/ Rayvon and Red Fox - No Other Like You
Joey Bada$$ f/ Collie Buddz - My Yout
Chuck Fenda f/ Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape
Junior Reid f/ Vybz Kartel and Uncle Murda - Guns Dem Load
Ninja Man - Badman Law (Bad Cowboy Riddim)
Ninja Man - Jamaica Town
Miss O - Money Pull Up (Boom Riddim )
Masicka and Shanique Marie - Danger (Last Of The Mohicans Riddim)
Ward 21 - Stop (Last Of The Mohicans Riddim)
Jah Sun - Mad Up The Place (Laba Laba Riddim)
Lion D - Laba Laba (Laba Laba Riddim)
Aidonia - My Life Bless (Bloodclaat Riddim)
Wayne Marshall - Bloodclaat (Bloodclaat Riddim)
JStar meets Major Lazer - Dub No Partial
Israel Starr and Zane G - Stand Up
Chronixx - Alpha And Omega
Chronixx - Good Over Evil
E.M.M.A. f/ Rebel MC - Jahovia
Lea Lea f/ Horace Andy and Serocee - The Road (DJ Vadim Remix)
Mitch - Burn It Down
Sean Paul f/ Damian Marley - Riot
Wax Wreckaz f/ Million Stylez - High Grade
The Partysquad - Lighterman (JSTJR Bootleg)
7FT soundsystem X Whitey Don - Murderer [ 7FT Refix ]
King Tubby x Masicka x Equiknoxx - 4G

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Slim Smith w/ Undercover

Where do you start? Well he was first ever great Jamaican rocksteady 'singer'. With silky smooth vocals he had sublime a solo career heralding in the 'soul and rocksteady sound' with numerous hits for Coxonne @Studio One after being the lead vocalist in The Techniques @Duke Reid until '65 and latterly The Uniques @Bunny Lee and @TheObserver up til his tragic and troubled death in '73. His tunes just have that golden era sound, with heavy leaning towards the early Motown sound especially The Impressions which they covered numerous versions. Still sampled today, big rocksteady relicks with a Slim sample, never fail to thrill. Everyone needs some @SlimSmith in their life. Pure Soul.

The Techniques - No One
The Techniques - I Specialize In Good Girls
The Techniques - Day 0 (The Banana Boat Song)
The Techniques - Travelling Man
The Techniques - You Don't Care
The Techniques - My Girl
The Techniques - Love Is Not A Gamble
The Techniques - I'm In The Mood For Love
The Techniques - I Wish It Would Rain
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
Slim Smith - 3 X 7 = 21
Slim Smith - Love And Devotion
Slim Smith - Ain't 2 Proud To Beg
Slim Smith - Build My World Around You
Slim Smith - Never Let Go
Slim Smith - Everybody Needs Love
Slim Smith - My Conversation
Slim Smith - Let Me Go Girl
Slim Smith - Just A Dream
Slim Smith - Will You Still Love Me
Slim Smith - I'm Lost (I Found That I Lost)
Slim Smith - Rougher Yet
Slim Smith - Born to Love
Slim Smith - Born To Dub
Slim Smith - Keep That Light
Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
Slim Smith - Sunny Side Of The Sea
Slim Smith - Out of Love
Slim Smith - The Beatitude (Blessed Are The Meek)
Slim Smith - Sitting In The Park
The Uniques - Little Girl
The Uniques - The Journey
The Uniques - A Yun (You Always Hurt Me) (a.k.a. Hey You)
The Uniques - Out Of Love (I'm The One That Love Forgot)
The Uniques - Watch This Sound (For What It's Worth)
The Uniques - Trying To Find A Home
The Uniques - Gypsy Woman
The Uniques - People Get Ready

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Sorry a bit late on this one, not too late I hope for the heads! Again full of foundation singers and riddim relicks! Noteable mentions include the Dub Club release on Stones Throw, all the foundation dons come again! Jah 9 has a new bubbler, reminicent of Eek a Mouse on this one! Riddim wise we have the Love Bumper, Dancing Machine, Sellassie I Way and the big Inna Rub a Dub and Rough Road riddims. Come again!

Little Roy - Small Fish (Pick Up The Pieces Riddim)
Dub Club f/ Prince Jazzbo - Black Shadow (Foundation Come Again)
Dub Club f/ Danny Dread - Every Herbs Man Is a Star (Foundation Come Again)
Michael Fabulous - When You Smile (Should Have Known Betta Riddim)
Richie Stephens f/ Richie Campbell - True believer in love
Richie Stephens f/ Daddy U Roy - Real reggae music
Errol Dunkley f/ Jr Dunks - Give Love A Try (Love Bumper Riddim)
Gappy Ranks f/ Christopher Ellis - Work Hard (Love Bumper Riddim)
Konshens - Jah Jah Love
Echo Minott - Icons (Dancing Machine Riddim)
Jah9 - Steamers A Bubble
Pinchers - Wish You Were Mine (Tenament Riddim)
Yellow Man f/ Bounty Killer, Shabba Ranks, Sizzla and More - Champion
Buju Banton - Stop (Lock Off Di Dance)
Capleton - Sell Out
Joey Bada$$ f/ Collie Buddz - My Yout
Kabaka Pyramid and Masicka f/ J.O.E and Bobby Blackbird - Choppinz
Kymani Marley f/ Fyakin - Life of a Gangsta
Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid - Fly Di Gate (Sellassie I Way Riddim)
Chronixx - Prayer (Sellassie I Way Riddim)
Jahdan Blakkamoore - Queen of the Forest
Mykal Rose - Rude Bwoy (Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim)
Chronixx - Alpha And Omega (Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Money Cry (Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim)
Chronixx - Good Over Evil (Rough Road Riddim)
Dre Island - What Is Mine Is Mine (Rough Road Riddim)
Bitty Maclean - Walk Away From Love (6Blocc Remix)

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fresh Beets w/ Undercover

Back by popular demand is another vault of fresh beets! First up we have the rusty soul sounds of Myron & E, Booker T Jones and Mayer Hawthorne. Next up we drop some vibey mellow jams from Moonchild, Omar and Tall Black Guy then some loopy loops from DJ Mitsu, Moods, Knxwledge and the man of the moment Ta-Ku (pictured) whose output over the last few months is nothing short of amazing (could do a whole post on this guy!). We finish up with some jazzy hip-hop (the way I like it) with the return of J Rawls, Ohmega Watts and some local New Zealand styles for your ears with The Side Steps Quintet, Oui Groove (YGB Crew) and a freshly pulled beet from Ben Jamin with slick vocals from Raiza Biza, Melodownz and the stunning Bailey Wiley. Chur!

Myron & E With The Soul Investigators - They Don't Know
Myron & E With The Soul Investigators - If I Gave You My Love
Tall Black Guy - From Home To Work, And Back...
Moonchild - Back to Me
Omar f/ Pino Palladino - There'€™s Nothing Like This
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Oxygen
Aaliyah - Rock The Boat  (JuSoul Tribute)
Ta-ku & Raashan Ahmad - i need you
Knxwledge - Gttnglte
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Wave
Dee La Kream - Smell That Jazz
Jhas - Suspicious Horns
Ta-ku - Make You Wanna
Ta-ku - Red Alert

Booker T. Jones f/ Poncho Sanchez And Sheila E - 66 Impala
Booker T. Jones f/ Mayer Hawthorne - Sound The Alarm
Mayer Hawthorne - Allie Jones
Moods - Reflections
Tall Black Guy f/ Ozay Moore - Mon Amie De'Troit
DJ Mitsu The Beats - Down to Business
Ta-ku - Supposed To Do
Ta-ku - Blow Up
J Rawls f/ Copywrite - Take it EZ
Ohmega Watts - Higher
Raiza Biza f/ Melodownz & Bailey Wiley - Clockwork Orange
The Side Steps Quintet - Day One
Oui Groove - Getting Down to Business

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Relicks, Roots and Returns w/ Undercover

Pure vibes on this selection starting with classic rocksteady Relicks from Suga Roy, sweet lovers from Vivian Jones on The Heptones classic, Barry Biggs crooning some sweet lovers, Freddie McGregor and Gappy on the Bobby Babylon followed by Mr Vegas, Shanty B and new favourite Randy Valentine on the massive No1 Station Riddim. The Roots sound is well on form - we have some fatties off Alborosie's new album, some legends Return to the studio with full length albums in the form of Brinsley Forde, Matthew McAnuff, Cornell Campbell and Trinity with some big relicks of roots classics Su Su Pon Rasta, Hot Milk, Bucket Cup, Move Out Of Babylon and A Little Way Different. Lastly some new meets old with King Tubbys masterpieces getting voiced by Masicka. Just amazing.

Suga Roy and Fireball Crew f/ Rawmed - Murderer (Phyllis Dillon - Don't Stay Away)
Suga Roy and Fireball Crew - Hello Carol (The Gladiators - Hello Carol)
Vivian Jones - Precious (Party Time Riddim)
Richie Davis - On  The Loose Again (Party Time Riddim)
Barry Biggs - Sloe Down Girl  (Just Say When Riddim)
Ambelique (Just Say When Riddim)
Freddie McGregor f/ Gappy Ranks - Standing Strong (Hi Fashion Riddim)
Jon Pecus - Rollin (Hi Fashion Riddim)
Randy Valentine - Victory (No1 Station Riddim)
Mr. Vegas - No Plastic Dolly (No1 Station Riddim)
Shanty B - Voice of One (No1 Station Riddim)
Alborosie - Play Fool (To Catch Wise) (Sound the System)
Alborosie f/ The Abyssinians - Give Thanks (Sound the System)
Alborosie - Rock the Dancehall (Sound the System)
Brinsley Forde - Can't Stop Me Now
Brinsley Forde - Blaze It Up
Matthew Mcanuff - A Little Way Different (Errol Dunkley - A Little Way Different)
Matthew Mcanuff - Move Out Of Babylon ??
Matthew Mcanuff - Be Careful (Winston Mcanuff - Be Careful)
Cornel Campbell - Weed Out Vampires (New Scroll)
Trinity f/ Cornell Campbell - Jah Jah Man (Eye To Eye)
Trinity f/ Prince Alla - Bad Boy (Prince Alla - Bucket Bottom)
Trinity f/ Naggo Morris - Tenemant Yard (Naggo Morris - Su Su Pon Rasta)
Trinity f/ Barrington Levy - Genocide (Hot Milk/Murderer Riddim)
King Tubby x Masicka x Equiknoxx - Dread
King Tubby x Masicka x Equiknoxx - 4G
King Tubby x Masicka x Equiknoxx - Deadly First

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rub a Dub Sound w Undercover

The sound of roots rub a dub is on fire mi say! The return of some big big old names - Linval Thompson, Shaggy, Beres, Thrilla U, Macka B, Eek a Mouse, Daddy Freddy and Junior Reid meet the new sound - Bugle, Jah Sun, Chronixx, Kabaka, Di Genius, Protoje and Christopher Martin. Just massive really. The sound is well and truly at the top of it's game and things look to get brighter! Puulllup!

Protoje - Black Cinderella
Thrilla U & Capital D - Tune In (The Grass Root Riddim)
Shaggy & Beres Hammond - Fight This Feeling (Sitting and Watching Riddim)
Chronixx - Smile Jamaica (Honey Pot Riddim)
Christopher Martin - Never Cheat (Selection Riddim)
Bobby Hustle - Never Walk Alone (Tallawah Riddim)
Jahranimo and Zukie Joseph - Better Have To Come (Better Has To Come Riddim)
Sizzla f/ Anthony Red Rose - Mr. Right (Hotta Step Riddim)
Bugle - Same Game (Diseases Rebirth Riddim)
Linval Thompson - Bay Bwoy (Herbsman Hustling Riddim)
Junior Reid - Rub a Dubbing (Answer Riddim)
K Vibes - Pull Up (Old Timer Riddim)
Linval Thompson - Belly Full (Rub A Dub Riddim)
Melloquence - Bun Hair Inna Rub a Dub Style - Kingship Riddim
Chino f/ Di Genius - Roots Sound
Errol Dunkley & Daddy Freddy - You've Been Bad (You've Been Bad Riddim)
Protoje - Kingston Be Wise
Mr Vegas - Jamaica Nice (Rude Bwoy Be Nice Riddim)
Solo Banton - Me No Know (Ba Ba Boom Riddim)
Luciano - Rub a Dub Market
Jah Sun f/ Denham Smith - Rub a Dub Ting
Black Am I - Samson Strength
Protoje f/ Da Professor and Kymani Marley - Rub-a-Dub Soldier
Anthony Red Rose - Go Around Me (Queen Majesty Riddim)
Jah Mason - My God and King (Milk and Honey Riddim)
Macka B - Jah Rainbow -(First Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - New Year (More Spiritual Riddim)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Murderous Roots and Dubwise Inna Crucial Stylyee eee ee! w/ Undercover

Alrighty, the mighty Lion Rockers haul their sound out once again and are joined by my old Wellington sparring mates Art Official and Naram. This promises to be a big night inna 80s dancehall and rub-a-dub styleee with the masterfully crafted sound-system driving the digital beats into the early hours. Since the last gig I've been thinking what I would play if I was blessed to able to jam a set on the Lion Rockers rig. So just saying, I would play something a little like this! lol! Part 1. Part 2

Inna foundation, roots, steppers, rub a dub, dub stylee!
Soul Tops - Warning Sound
Ronnie Davis - Run Come
Keith Goode - Jah Jah Deliver Us
I Roy - Satta Masagana Version
Prince Far I - Shine Eye Gal
Big Joe - Smoke Marijuana
Errol Holt - Who Have Eyes To See
Al Campbell - Take These Shackles
Gregory Isaacs - Rock On
Cornell Campbell - No Man's Land
Don Carlos - The Sun
Willie Williams - Jahquarius
Johnny Osbourne - Never Stop Fighting
Al Campbell - Samfie
The Techniques - Purify Dub
Mike Brooks - What A Gathering
Wayne Jarrett - Moses
Hugh Mundell - Time and Place
Johnny Clarke - Blood Dunza
Yabby You - Deliver Me From My Enemies
The Mighty Diamonds - Eyes On Africa
Rod Taylor - The Lord Is My Light
Tony Tuff - Run Come Come
Johnny Osbourne - Jahovah
Wayne Wade - Beware
Wayne Wade and Tommy McCook - Riding Version
Barry Brown - Let Go Jah Jah Children
Sylford Walker - Burn Babylon
Noel Phillips - Youth Man
Dickie Burton - God Is Watching You
Rod Taylor - Every Little Thing
Rod Taylor - Every Little Thing Dub
Mikey Dread At The Controls - Parrot Jungle
Liberation Group - Namibia
Augustus Pablo - 1-2-3 Version
King Tubby - Roots Of Dub
Junior Brown - Warriors and Dubwise
Revolutionaries - Seventy Nine Rock
Scientist - Cry Of The Werewolf
Scientist - Earths Rightful Ruler
Revolutionaries - Counter Attack
Errol Dunkley - Repatriation
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
Bobby Ellis - Mr Ellis Burn Out
Inna 12", disco, extended, dubwise, showcase stylee!
Dennis Brown - Children of Israel
The Heptones - Through the Fire I Come
Sylford Walker - Prophecies Fulfilling
Vin Gordon - Warrior Charge
Black Slate - Romans
Johnny Clarke - Jah Love Is With I
Barry Brown and Scientist - Seperation
Barry Brown and Scientist - Mr. C.I.D.
Rod Taylor - Promised Land
Hortense Ellis - Jah Mysterious Works
Jewels - Jah I
Linval Thompson - Jah Jah Is I Guiding Star
The Morwells - Kingston 12 Tuffy
Prince Alla - Youthman In The Ghetto
Barry Brown - Give Another Isreal a Try
Hugh Mundell - Jah Fire Will Be Burning
Locksley Castell - What A Great Day (It Will Be)
Paul Blackman - Earth Wind and Fire
The Itals f/ Vin Gordon - In A Dis Ya Time
Cornell Campbell - Mash You Down

Friday, June 21, 2013

Undercover Beets, Soul, Afro, Funk, Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin, Loops, Samples, Covers, Treats

A recent stash of all the other music I listen to! Some absolutely killer tunes in here,with heaps of soul samples, loopy beats, jazz wanderings, disco delights and rusty treats. Part 1 Part 2

Loopy Beets
Moonchild - Misinterpretations
Moonchild - Be Free
The Side Steps Quintet - Time Spent
Moods - Daily Routine
Bonobo - Jets
Eric Lau f/ Tawiah - Where To Go Now
Freddie Joachim - Splendor
@Peace - Wandering
Suff Daddy - Smile
Omar - The Man
The Side Steps Quintet - Follow
Suff Daddy - One4Peter
DJ Day - VQ
@Peace - Cake
Oui Groove - Jamming in the Park

Soul Samples
Freddie Joachim - My Heaven
Paul Maxwell f/ Roy Ayers - Sunshine
Mojo Green - The Makings of You
Vanilla - Fancy Clown Re-flip
Roland Haynes - Funky Mama Moose
DJ Nu-Mark f/ A-Skillz - The Fever
Calvin Keys - Aunt Lovey
Freddie Joachim - Talking To You
DJ Nu-Mark f/ J-Live, Erica Dee & M3 - Tonight
Eric Lau f/ Oddisee & Olivie - Rise Up
DJ Nu-Mark f/ Ernie Hines - Our Generation Re-Edit
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman (Beatsy Collins Edit)

Rusty Treats
Aloe Blacc & Madlib - One Inna
Corrine Bailey Rae - Chains
Mable John - Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
Homeliss Derilex - Fuck You
The Wu-Tang Clan and Kool G Rap - Rivers of Blood
Pusha T, Raekwon, Joell Ortiz and Danny Brown - Tick, Tock
Freddie Joachim - Lion's Den

The Funky Chicken
Lady - Get Ready
Lady - Karma
Alice Russell - Citizens
Latasha Lee & the BlackTies - Can't Walk Away
Martha High & Speedometer - Trouble Man
Lady - Money
Aaradhna - Great Man
Aaradhna - Can We Go Back
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Retreat!
Charles Bradley - Confusion
Theophilus London f/ Menahan Street Band - Rio
DJ Day - Mama Shelter
Fela Kuti - Shuffering (Beatsy Collins Edit)
Mykal Rose - Gunfighter (Kca-1 Remix)
Latinaotearoa -Walk Right Up (Spanish Version)
Latinaotearoa - Oye Como Suenan
Mr Bird - Monkey Funk (Bird's Monkstrumental Mix)
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On? (Roundhouse Kick Remix)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Big Tunes w Undercover

Some game changers on this mix, namely the massive, twisted, King Tubby meets Masicka collab courtesy of Equiknoxx. This shit, the production, the vocals sound like Lee Perry got loose on King Tubbys archives, maaaad! We have the likes of Addis Pablo (I will say it once, yess son of Augustus), carrying on the dubwise sound, some Ghetto Youth baadness with the Marley brothers, Spragga, Wayne Marshall, the new Bassrunner production featuring the fresh fresh vocals of Randy Valentine. Last but not least, some craazy Kush vibes with Busy Signals Mek Duppy, a murderous rumbling tune, forward thinking dancehall biz. Download Link

The Thompson Ska Orchestra f/ Bitty McLean - Fu Man Chu
Captain Sinbad - Where the Rub a Dub Live
Captain Sinbad - Music Will Mad Unu (No.1 Station Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Lifes story (Mightiest Riddim)
Raphael - Cool Breeze
Dreadsquad and Cian Finn - Shamrock Jamrock (Bun Dem Riddim)
Lutan Fyah - Tired of the Suffering (Washington DC Riddim)
Delly Ranx - Man A Soldier (Washington DC Riddim)
Dway - All Night (Washington DC Riddim)
Keznamdi f/ Kabaka Pyramid - Darkness
Tony Tuff and Burru Banton - Gully and Gaza
Buju Banton - Pressue Dem - (Fuss Cuss Riddim)
Mad Cobra f/ Bounty Killer - Madable Sick - (Fuss Cuss Riddim)
Sizzla - Chant Dem Down
Sizzla - Suffer So Much
King Tubby x Masicka x Equiknoxx - Dread
King Tubby x Masicka x Equiknoxx - 4G
Addis Pablo and The Suns of Dub - Selassie Souljahz
Chronixx, Kabaka Pyramid and Addis Pablo - Ghetto Blues
Wayne Marshall - I Know
Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and Spragga Benz - Bongo Nyah
Busy Signal - Mek Duppy
Million Stylez - Fresh and Clean
Tarrus Riley - Felling Free
Randy Valentine - Girls Alone - (Shack Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Dancehall Original - (Shack Riddim)
Million Stylz f/ Rebellious - Chatty Mouth - (Shack Riddim)
Flippa Moggela - Badmine We (Temple Run Riddim)
Beenie Man - This Era (Temple Run Riddim)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Digidub w/ Undercover

Fresh and re-released digital and dubwise action from the UK, Europe and around the globe! Plenty of vibes, big sound tunes with old names back in the studio licking fresh tunes including Big Youth, Cornell Campbell, Papa Levi, Sammy Gold and Eccleton Jarret!! Puuulllup! New link, sorry folks. :0)

Big Youth - Live Right (Tuff Scout)
Cornell Campbell - Greedy Ways (Roots Garden)
Congo Natty meets The Mad Proffessor - Dub Lightning (Ariwa)
IZMO f/ Linval Thomson - Marijuana
Michael Rose and Brother Culture - Better Mus Come/Fyah Well Hot (Twilight Circus Disco Mix)
Addis Pablo f/ Nello B - I'n'I A Soldier (Remix) (Addis Records)
Blackout JA and Barry Brown - No Mafia (Hi Power)
Dreadsquad and Blackout JA - Innocent Persecution
Dubmatix f/ Eek A Mouse - Pull Up Selector
Reality Chant and Reality Shock - Youve Been Bad Dub (Max Rub A Dub Version)
Yes King f/ Kenny Knotts - Raise Up
Mungos Hi Fi f/ Kenny Knots - Rock Inna Dancehall (Scotch Bonnet)
7ft Soundsystem meets Riddim Tuffa with Little Kirk and Parly B - Nah Back Down (Riddim Tuffa)
Papa Levi - Fire (Tuff Scout)
Eccleton Jarrett - Ready Ready (Tuff Scout)
Garnett Silk - Complaint (Casio Love Remix)
Bandalu Dub f/ Sammy Gold -  Ganja Farmer (DU3normal remix)
Dub Terminator and Ras Stone - Babylon Your Days are Numbered
Gregory Isaacs  - Babylon too rough (D4N remix)
Roommate - Culture Shock (King Dubbist)
Alpha Steppa f/ Lutan Fyah - Two Sacred Swords

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Bigga Tingz w/ Undercover

Boom dancehall styles at the Bigga Tingz Party at Cassette 9, Auckland a few weeks back! Sandy Bay had maaad fun selecting for this crowd! Plenty of fire, big booty beats and dance offs! The photo is of Sandy Bay running the selection with Israel Starr on the mic. LINK.

Wayne Marshall - I Know
Sizzla - No Wicked Man
Musical Masquerade f/ Rayvon and Red Fox - No Other Like You
Hollow Point - Revolution Riddim
Kabaka Pyramid - Global Warming
Sizzla - Chant Dem Down
Seeed f/ T.O.K - Dancehall Style
Major Mackerel - Don Man Champion (Remix)
Ninjaman - Suffer So Much
Dee Buzz f/ Leftside - Turn Up 2013 (SoulForce RMX)
Shabba Ranks - Ting A Ling (Don D Selectah rework)
Miss O - Money Pull Up
Poirier f/ Face T and Mikey Dangerous - We Rule The Area (SoulForce RMX)
Vybz Kartel - My Crew (SoulForce vs. Symbiz RMX)
Mr Lexx and Nikisha - TNGHT Riddim (The Heatwave Refix)
Stylo G - Soundbwoy
Stylo G - Soundbwoy (Di Genius remix)
Turbulence - Yuh A Rasta
Ninja Man - Iron
Mega Banton - Duppy Show
Assassin and I Wayne - Fire Song
Cali P - We Have The Sound
Froggy MaddSquad - J.A.M.A.I.C.A
Busy Signal - Bad Up Who
Delly Ranx - Sexy Bubble
Romain Virgo - Jah Over All Things
Busy Signal - Mi Deh Ya

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Fresh 2013 riddims inna roots and rub a dub style coming with a swag of relicks, retired generals and The Messiah! LINKAGE.

Rihanna - No Love Allowed
The Thompson Ska Orchestra f/ Bitty McLean - Fu Man Chu

Songbird Riddim (I Grade Records)
Jahdan Blackkamore - Best In Life
Pressure - The Rain
Lutan Fyah - She's Got SOul

The Grass Roots Riddim (Bread Back Records)
I Wayne - Know Dem Self
Delly Ranx - Haffi Blaze
Louie Culture - Weapons Of War

Hotta Step Riddim (Chiney K)
Luciano f/ Nitty Kutchie - Freedom
Magma - Emmanual
Chiney K - Good Old Days

Free Spirit Riddim (Notnice Recorsds)
Exco Levi - As Daybreak
Million Stylez - Free

RubA Dub Riddim (Black Star Foundation)
Linval Thompson - Belly Full
Vivian Jones - Chant Rastafari
Marlon Asher - Weeping and Mourning

Love is Universal Riddim (SoulLove Records)
Johnny Osbourne - Forty Days and Forty Nights
Skarra Mucci - Love
Danieal - Love is Universal

You've Been Bad Riddim (Reality Chant/Reality Shock)
Errol Dunkley & Daddy Freddy - You've Been Bad
Million Stylez - Total Control
Silva Emcee - We See Them

Push Comes To Shove Reloaded (Pure Music)
Gappy Ranks - Harvest Time
Exco Levi - Haven't You Told Me

The Messiah LP
Sizzla - Center of Attraction
Sizzla - The Messiah
Sizzla - Better Come Out

Monday, May 6, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Dope tunes again these last few weeks. Loving the Selection Riddim, a revamped Hypocrites version I beleive, make sure you check the rest of the vocals on that riddim - maad! Fresh Chronixx doing no wrong with Thanks and Praise, Shaggy and Beres Hammond continue to drop bombs, this time with Sly and Robbie over Dennis Brown's Sitting and Watching. Newcomer Jah Sun has teamed up with House of Riddim, Bizzari and big vocalists like Kabaka, Richie and Chronixx to great effect, big album! Kingship is a bubbly banger that got me dancing last week in the BaseFM studio, Diseases Rebirth is a dope new relick as is Arise and Shine from Weedy G. We wrap things up with some dope Snoop Lion shizzle nizzle and the latest reggae bagners from Major Lazor with a highlight including the Carl Dawkins sampled Jessica. Booom!

Selection Riddim - First Name Music
Mr. Vegas - Love Yourself
Alborosie - Woman I Need You
Christopher Martin - Never Cheat
Selection Version

Chronixx - Thanks and Praise - Lifeline Music
Shaggy and Beres Hammond - Fight This Feeling - Sly and Robbie & Sting International

Jah Sun - Rise As One
Jah Sun f/ Denham Smith - Rub a Dub Ting
Jah Sun f/ Chronixx - Top Rankin
Jah Sun - Love Inside Your Heart

Kingship Riddim - Upsetta Records
Zamunda - Keep On Going
Melloquence - Bun Hair (Inna Rub a Dub Style)
Boom Dekka - Bring Di Ting
Mr Melody - Won't Be Enough

Diseases Rebirth Riddim - Sajay Productions
Bugle - Same Game
Sizzla Sekkle Dung
Iba Mahr - Set Away

Arise and Shine Riddim - Weedy G
Melloquence, Dazzla and Villa Dutch - Heard It All
Sizzla - Hardcore Hustler
Skarra Mucci - Sound Elimination

Snoop Lion - Reincarnated
Snoop Lion - La La La
Snoop Lion f/ Collie Budz - Smoke The Weed
Snoop Lion - Mavado and Popcaan - Lighters Up

Major Lazer - Free the Universe
Major Lazer f/ Ezra Koenig- Jessica
Major Lazer f/ Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Danielle Haim and Yasmin - You're No Good
Major Lazer f/ Bugle and Arama - Playground

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sir Coxsone (Studio One) Rarities w/ Undercover

We've all heard the Studio One classics - the legendary foundation reggae riddims we all now know and love. But what about squillion other unknown nuggets and next-cuts Clement Seymour 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd released over a multitude of his own labels like World Disc, Port-O-Jam, Tabernacle, Banana, Supreme, Coxsone, RIO, Musik City, Studio One, Bongo Man, Winro, London and of course the good ol' Jamaican blank!? This mighty selection showcases the little know gems - the undercard on the b side - the unknowns I've simply never ever heard of like Basil Gabbidon, Denzil Thorpe, Rolando Coral, The Purplelites, The Muscle Souls and The Stingers!!! It's all about the rarities here, and as you can hear, no quality is lost here (some impeccable roots!) -  This one is going out to Richie Phoe yo! Link

Cecil Lloyd Group - I Cover The Waterfront
Lennie Hibbert - Peaches
The Skatalites - Exodus
Basil Gabbidon - Enie-Meanie-Miney-Mo
Jimmy James - Swinging Down the Line
Neville Esson - Wicked And Dreadful
Tony and Howie - Fun It Up
Monty and The Cyclones - Silky
Lee Perry - Me Sir
Denzil Thorpe - The Monkey Speaks His Mind
The Purplelites - The Pressure Is On
The Soul Leaders - Pour On The Sauce
Pete Young - If You Got Soul
The Octaves - The Battle
Lloyd Charmers - Things Going Wrong
Joe Higgs - Dinah
Slim Smith - Keep That Light
Lord Creator - Unfaithful Baby
The Mad Lads - Losing You
Slim and Freedom Singers - Mercy Mercy
The Muscle Souls - Wigwam
Rolando Coral and The Sound Dimension - Feeling Good
Al Senior - Bonopart
Barrington Spence - Contemplating Mind
Marlene Webber - My Baby
Lloyd Williams - For Your Love
Rodley Brissett - Vanity
The Righteous Flames - You Don't Know
Cliff Stewart - Burn Collie
Carlton and His Shoes - Love Is All
Carlton and His Shoes - Happy Land
Eric and Sugar - You Wrong
Hugh Black - Long Liver Man
The Traps - Higher
The Righteous Flames - You Don't Know
Winston Shand - Time is the master
Joseph Cotton - Izzesse I
Ernest Ranglin - Straight Flush
Norman Gift - A Message To Her
Frankie Wilmoth - Stay With Me
The Gladiators - A Prayer To Thee
The Stingers - Down Presser International
The Nightingales - Jehovah
Clifton Gibbs and The Selected Few - Brimstone and Fire
The New Establishment - Fire Version
Jah Scotchie - Man Of Creation
The Mellodies - What It Profit I
Lloyd Forrest - Where It's At
Soul System - Where It's At Version
L. Crosdale - Reggae Music
Nickto Marshall - I Have Change
The Burning Spears - Rocking Time
Al Tascith Joe - Al Tascith Joe
The Prospectors - Glory For I
Jah Buzz - Fire Coal Style
Sir Harry - Musical Rights
Prince Lincoln - True Experience
Lone Ranger - Now The Gate Fly
Keith McCarthy - Everybody Rude Now
Donna V and Sound Dimension - Pullover Version
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
Cherry Ann - Tell Me Something Good

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Relick Re-ups!

A few re-ups for the crew here.

Rocksteady Relicks and MAshups.

Reggae meets Hip Hop Relicks and MAshups.

Soul meets Hip Hop Relicks and MAshups.

Marvin Gaye meets Kingston Relicks and MAshups.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Digistep w/ Undercover

That's right, we have the return of the killer dancehall and digital inna dubstepper style and fashion! Some bangers on this selection. We start with the impeccable Tuff Scout label with a recent 7" release from Big Youth while the Tuff Scout Allstars dub it out in fine style. Vibronics action next with the massive Demolition Man along with the vibing dub again. The Garnett Silk remix from Casio Love is on repeat and I'm just itching to jam this and the following Stylo G remix in the dance! Sammy G and the Digital Rules riddim get another run for me as I love it so much. We have the dope Riddim Tuffa meets King Kong, then we then get into some original styley I was feeling, killer Ackie action, re-released on basic channel a little while back, classic Unity sounds business from Peter Bouncer and some badman action from Courtney Melody, Billy Boyo and Tenor Saw. Back to the dubbers, the Fogata Sounds album just released has some huge dubstepping tracks from Demolition Man, Mad Cobra and Alborosie. Sound Master! Zippy 1.  Zippy 2.

Tuff Scout f/ Big Youth - Live Right
Tuff Scout - The Right Dub
Kyle Sicarius - Babylon Never Keep Us Down
Yes King f/ Kenny Knots - Raise Up
Demolition Man - No Guns Out
Vibronics - Badstep Dub
Tuff Scout f/ Eccleton Jarrett - Ready Ready
Garnett Silk - Complaint (Casio Love Remix)
Stylo G - Call Mi A Yardie (Casio Love Remix)
Sammy Gold - Me Only Cry Fe The Sufferer
Cocoa Tea meets 7FT Soundsystem - We Do the Killing (Refix)
OBF f/ Warrior Queen - System Ruff
Ackie - Call Me Rambo
Peter Bouncer - Ready for the Dancehall Tonight
King Kong - Little Sound Master (Riddim Tuffa Remix)
Courtney Melody - Black Liberation
Billy Boyo - Wicked She Wicked
Tenor Saw - Run Come Call Me
Ramon Judah - Deliver Me (RSD Dubbed Out Dub)
King Earthquake - Mama In Zion
DJ Madd vs Horace Andy - Cuss Cuss
Dub Terminator - Rootstep Killah
Alborosie - Rainy Day (Remix)
Warning Sounds - Coming From
Demolition Man - Slow Motion
Mad Cobra & Lukie D - Can't Get We Out (Remix)
Max Powa f/ Prince Alla and Seanie T - Great Stone (Tuffist remix)
Fletched In Dub meets 7FT Soundsystem - Evil Bush Dr Riddim
Mr Benn f/ Serocee - Rising Star (Jstar remix)
Robert Lee - Dem Nuh Bad Like We
Vegas House f/ Kabaka Pyramid - Tonight My Sound

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A Blend of Mashups w/ Undercover

I was thinking the other day how I ain't heard a good mash-up in a while. Over our ways it was all the rage and the staple of any good DJ was the party starting reggae 7" bootlegs from the likes of Jstar, Heatwave, Interstate and Primetime. But they soon became few and far between (the good ones anyway), I guess they just got left behind as reggae from JA turned on and dancehall became the go-to party music. Jump forward 3-4 years and we still have vocals from Rihanna and MIA, we still have The Heatwave, Soulforce and Jstar, but the rocksteady and reggae riddims have been left behind and the dial has just been turned up a fair few notches with bangin' dancehall riddims straight inna daggering Major Lazer vibe. Well and truly Mashed Up! For old times sake, I've included some of my all time favourite blends in this mix - Tupac and Alton will never get old ya' hear! Mash it up!

Alton Ellis And Tupac - Nothin' Like Rocksteady
Chronixx - Take it Easy (Mad Lion)
Mavado & Wailing Souls - Wa Dem A Do (Al Fingers' Fire House Rock Remix)
Smokey Robinson - Being With You (Al Fingers Surfin Remix)
Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name
J Star - No Diggity
Taggy Matcher - Rappoors Delaaght
Rihanna - Diamonds (Jr Blender Reggae Remix)
Natalie Storm - Look Pon Me (SoulForce & Motagen RMX)
Katie Perry and The Maytals - El Chavo
Rihanna - Rude Boy Sleng Teng
Donny Hathaway - One Of These Days (Beatsy Collins Edit)
Aretha Franklin - One Step (Featurecast Edit)
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman (Beatsy Collins Edit)
Wailing Souls, Santigold, Major Lazer - Hold The Bomb (Pulla Remix)
Bruce Missile - Stop That, Skrillex
Skrillex and Damian Marley - Make it bun dem (Dreadsquad Remix)
Dirtsman - Mi Gun Nah Stick (Bruce Missiles We A Roots Blend)
Blend Mishkin f/ Jamalski - We Are Roots
Al Fingers - Why We Are Afraid Of Revolution (Still Dre!)
Kelis, Beenie Man and T.O.K. - Trick Me Twice (The Heatwave Refix)
M.I.A. - Bad Girls (Rock and Stop Riddim Remix by Lord Lyta)
Poirier f/ Face T & Mikey Dangerous - We Rule The Area (SoulForceRMX)
Stylo G - Call Me A Yardie (SoulForce RMX)
Mr Lexx & Nikisha - TNGHT Riddim (The Heatwave Refix)
Vybz Kartel - My Crew (SoulForce vs. Symbiz RMX)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Reggae Got Soul w/ Undercover

As the dawn of the 60s approached, Jamaica was awash with the sweet soulful sounds of Motown. Harmony groups such as the The Uniques, The Heptones, The Paragons, The Techniques and The Wailers just took the latest soul and r&b hits from Shirley and Lee, Smokey Robinson, The Impressions, Marvin Gaye and Nina Simone and gave them the Jamaican Rocksteady do-over - it was the pop hit of the day - the original reggae mash-up! What resulted was reggae's enduring love affair (excuse the pun) with soul and in my opinion, some of the greatest music on earth. Styles changed through the early 70s with black independence gaining momentum in popular music and the rise of the funk and disco machine! Part 1 Part 2

Lloyd Williams - For Your Love
Ken Parker - How Strong
Nana McLean - Nana McLean
The Soulettes - King Street
Errol Dunkley - Running Child
The Uniques - Little Girl
Jiving Juniors - Moonlight Lover
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Playboy
Emotions - Soulful Music
Albert Tomilinson - Don't Wait For Me
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Marley and The Wailers - Teenager In Love
The Heptones - Only Sixteen
The Paragons - Black Bird Singing
Lord Creator - Unfaithful Baby
Joe White - Pretty Black Girl
Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
Alton Ellis - La La Means I Love You
The Techniques - I Wish It Would Rain
The Heptones - Baby
Owen Gray - Give Me Little Sign
The Pioneers, Lyn Taitt and The Jets - This Is Soul
Derrick Morgan - Great Musical
Slim Smith - Born to Love
The Techniques - Love Is Not a Gamble
Techniques - I'm In The Mood For Love
The Gladiators - Sweet Soul Music
Danny Simpson, Tommy Mccook and The Supersonics - Mary Poppins
Sensations - Long Time Me No See You Girl
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
Slim Smith and The Uniques - People Get Ready
Donovan Careless - Be Thankful
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
Willie Williams - No One Can Stop Us
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
Barry Brown - Give Love
Carl Dawkins - Carl Dawkins
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
Jackie Mittoo - Summer Breeze
Winston Francis - In The Summer Time
Alton Ellis - It's A Shame
Dennis Brown - Let Love In
Dennis Brown - Rain Drops Keep Falling
Nicky Thomas - We People
Senior Soul - Is It Because I'm Black?
Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black?
The Heptones - Message From A Black Man
The In Crowd - Mango Walk
Dennis Brown - Cheater
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
The Tamlins - Baltimore
Lloyd Parks & U Brown - Reach Out
Ronnie Davis & The Tennors - Swinging My Love
Norma Fraser - Respect
Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
Sound Dimension - Time is tight
Jerry Jones - Jerry Jones

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Big Three w/ Undercover

It's better with three! Undercover selects his top vocals from the latest new release reggae, roots and dancehall albums and riddims! Three pon Three!

Midnight Riddm - Rory Stonelove
Adele Harley - Don't Take Your Love Away
Keida - Ganja Tea
Nadine Sutherland - Karma

Captain Sinbad - Reggae Music Will Mad Unu! - Maximum Sound
Music Will Mad Unu
Ganja Chemist
Jamaica 50
Capital Offence

Lion D - Bring Back The Vibes - Bizzari
Weh Dem Fah f/ Gappy Ranks
Nuh Ramp f/ Skarra Mucci

Answer Riddim - Fat Eyes
Junior Reid - Rub a Dubbing
Anthony Redrose - Wicked People
Lutan Fyah and Spectacular - Better Days

Milk & Honey Riddim - Reggae Fever
Luciano - I Do Adore Jah
Jah Mason - My God and King
Jah Mali - Stop Self Destruct

Tallawah Riddim - Larger Than Life
Luciano - Bless My Soul
Bobby Hustle - Never Walk Alone
Esco Levi - Wheat and Tears

Better Has To Come - Kush-Ites
Jah Mason - Cross The Water
Ras Demo - Get Away
Jahranimo - Better Have To Come

Come Down Again Riddim - Weedy G
Perfect Giddimani - Laugh!!!
Robbie Rule - Badda Than Dem
Massa Gaurdian - My Sound Kill

Asphalt Riddim - Liv It Up
Kabaka Pyramid - Dash A Fire
I-Octane - When It Ago Ova
Chronixx - Judgement

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I'm a Junglist w/ Undercover

OK, so after weeks of internet dramas I'm back with the much requested fresh jungle vibes! I'm no hardcore junglist, but I do know what I like and I like these bangers alot! First up we have my old mate Blak Twang teaming up with...drumroll please...Congo Natty! Yes I, the man is back on production and is dropping a new album soon I believe. Check his single UK Allstars also, killer! Other big tingz are the Di Genius and Liondub combo relicking The Moving riddim into a jungle styley! Thank Piet for that one! Other big samples include bits from Collie Buddz, Johnny Osbourne, Shabba and JC Lodge, Solo, YT, Marcus Visionary, Benny Page and Run Tingz Crew. It's more on the D&B tip, but check Mucky Weekend, a sloppy, slutty slammer!!! Airhorn!

Blak Twang f/ Congo Natty - Rebel Emcee
Johnny Osbourne - Rock It Tonight (Marcus Visionary 2013 Jungle remix)
Ed Solo/Deekline - Top Rankin
Ed Solo/Deekline - Champion Lover
Di Genius & Liondub f/ Mr Easy - Moving (Marcus Visionary Jungle refix)
Di Genius & Liondub f/ J Boog - Change Up Your Evil Ways (Marcus Visionary Jungle refix)
Jamie Irie f/ Daddy Freddy - Words Can Be So Simple (Aries remix)
Zareb - More Youth (Aries remix)
Run Tingz Crew f/ Solo Banton & Lady Fyah - Took My Breath
Kafra - Let Me Know
Killa Tingz f/ YT- Hustler (UK jungle mix)
Congo Natty meets Benny Page - UK Allstars (Radio Edit)
Run Tingz Crew f/ David Boomah and Blackout JA
Run Tingz Crew f/ YT - Born Inna Babylon
Benny Page f/ Topcat - Sound Fi Dead (Aries & Tuffist remix)
Dossa f/ Deliman - Rock A Dub
Dub Pistols and Rodney P - Mucky Weekend (Mithja Tjamil Remix)
Benny Page f/ Mr Williamz - Top Rank Skank

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Fresh new business rolling in this month! Starting the fyah with a single from Curtis Lynch's new Gregory Remixed project, new comer Jah 9 is on some next level shit, showing us why she's making huge vibes in Jamaica at the moment. The huge Sellassie Souljah by the biggest new names in the biz right now is just massive. It might be old but I just stumbled across the Major Lazer and Junior Blender mix of the Hot Chip. Riddim wise this month we have some biggies! Push Comes to Shove, originally recorded in 1992 with the like of Tanto Metro and Devonte gets additional vocals from Delly Ranx,  Vybz Kartel and crew. Queen Majesty, is actually His Imperial Majesty riddim and is killer, my favourite off that is the Anthony Redrose lick, so big! Old Timer riddim, is a nice one drop riddim and has an empowering Women only lineup, dope stuff on there. On the euro tip we have Digital Rules riddim, a scorching digi riddim featuring my favourite cut from staltwart Sammy Gold. Next we have Dirty Dubsters and Mystro heating things up before the maaad new lick of a well known tune from none other than Ninjaman!!! This could be the biggest tune in this set!!!! Dancehall riddims up next with the 87 Riddim, a dope Tempo relick from the Delly Ranx camp, Cham drops a dope tune from the Mad House camp and we finish tings off Go Hard off Junior Gong's Set Up Shop Vol 1 and a few of my favourite dancehall riddims at the moment, Ashphalt and Fire riddims! Boom!

Gregory Isaacs - Private Beach Party (Necessary Mayhem Remix)
Jah9 - Legitimate
Jah9 f/ Protoje - Gratitude
Black Am I - Samson Strength
Protoje - I&I
Chronixx f/ Silla, Kabaka Pyramid & Protoje - Sellassie Souljahz
Hot Chip - Look At Where We Are (Major Lazer vs. Junior Blender Remix)
Freddie McGregor f/ Gappy Ranks - Standing Strong
Tanto Metro f/ Devonte - Push Come To Shove (Push Come To Shove Riddim)
Delly Ranx f/ Kristopher - Ready For Love (Push Come To Shove Riddim)
Anthony Redrose - Go Around Me (Queen Majesty Riddim)
Q'Shan Deya - Live &  Learn (Queen Majesty Riddim)
K Vives - Pull Up (Old Timer Riddim)
Queen Omega - Woman (Old Timer Riddim)
Sammy Gold - Me Only Cry Fe The Sufferer (Digital Rules Riddim)
Face T f/ Mikey Dangerous - We Rule The Area (Digital Rules Remix)
Dirty Dubsters f/ Mystro - Fire It Up
Dirty Dubsters f/ Mystro - Fire It Up (Jinx In Dub Remix)
Ninjaman - Ninja Mi Ninja
Delly Ranx - Ganja Smoke (87 Riddim)
Froggy Maddsquad - J.A.M.A.I.C.A  (87 Riddim)
Cham - Sell Out
Wayne Marshall, Aidonia, Assassin, I Octane, Bounty Killer, Damian Marley & Vybz Kartel - Go Hard
I-Octane - When It Ago Ova (Asphalt Riddim)
Chronixx - Judgement (Asphalt Riddim)
Assassin - God A Mi King (Asphalt Riddim)
Assassin f/ I Wayne - Fire Song (Fire Riddim)
Busy Signal - Life Goes On (Fire Riddim)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Israel Starr & Iron Will - Warlord

Check this fresh master of a local New Zealand boy's Israel Starr and Iron Will's heavy dub scorcher! These boys have mad underground talent and having DJ'd many times while Israel is on the mic - I can attest. He comes to the dance all styles, packing a vocal range over anything from lovers, ragga, roots and dancehall! Iron Will on the other hand is a dope producer releasing tracks from Silva MC, Jah Red Lion and of course his roots band The Solomonix, bringing an amazing authentic roots sound.

Also check
Israel Starr and Newtown Sound - Foundation.
Silva MC and Iron Will - Here we go again

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Four posts in one day! More big tunes come your way! First up we have some sweet one-drop sounds from the Don Corleon, Akom and Silly Walks camps. The rub-a-dubby Impossible riddim is crazy, with a huge vocal lineup, the hip-hop/roots sound is well alive with the Re-Birth, Rootsman and First riddims going strong along with a some big, big, big, big tunes from Protoje's new album The 8 Year Itch. YOLO!

Tessanne f/ Busy Signal - Don't Wanna Fight (Another Dollar Riddim)
Million Stylez - Spiritual Journey (Heartwarming Riddim)
Chronixx - Most I (Scriptures Riddim)
Chronixx - Smile Jamaica (Honey Pot Riddim)
Da'Ville - One In A Million (Honey Pot Riddim)
Ginja - Sweet Killer (Honey Pot Riddim)
Mr Vegas - Whenever You're Lonely (Suriname Riddim)
Christopher Martin - Jah Light (Suriname Riddim)
Lion D - Irie (Impossible Riddim)
Jah Sun - Love Inside Your Heart (Impossible Riddim)
Skarra Mucci - Not Impossible to Me (Impossible Riddim)
Ras Tewelde - Ital is Vital (Impossible Riddim)
Raphael - What a Blessing (Impossible Riddim)
Prince Allah - No Officer (Herbsman Hustling Riddim)
Linval Thompson - Bad Bwoy (Herbsman Hustling Riddim)
Carlton Livingston - Bruk Out (Herbsman Hustling Riddim)
Jahbar I - I Just Be Me (Re-Birth Riddim)
Chronixx - Dread (Re-Birth Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Gold Girl (Rootsman Riddim)
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble (Rootsman Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Great is H.I.M (Rootsman Riddim)
Turbulence and Cutty Ranks - Beware Remix (First Riddim)
General Levy - The General (First Riddim)
Macka B - Jah Rainbow (First Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - King Kabaka
Protoje - Black Cinderella
Protoje - Music from My Heart
Protoje f/ Toi - Shot By Love

Beets w/ Undercover

Faark, it's been a while since I dropped some fresh electronic soul and wonky hip hop beats! So finally bringing you some heat - new Alice Russel, new DJ Day, new Nicole Willis, new Procussions, new Miles Bonnny, new Menahan St Band, new Blue and new @Peace. Oooosh.

fLako - Mating Dance
Flume f/Jezzabell Doran - Sleepless
Bonobo - Cirrus
Toro Y Moi - Rose Quartz
@Peace - Flowers
Julien Dyne f/ Ladi 6 & Parks - Who Are You [Sauce81 Remix]
Christoph El Truento - Armadillo Meat Funk
Alice Russell - Citizens
Funkommunity - The Light (Eric Lau Remix)
B. Bravo & Teeko f/ Bob Menacho & Daren Grant - More Than Just A Reprise
Grooveman Spot f/ Hollie Smith & Isaac Aesili - Pretending
Seravince f/ Renee Neufville - U Love
Blue (aka Isle Child) - Breakfast
DJ Day - Adu
Darryl Reeves - Paradise
Menahan Street Band - Lights Out
DJ Day - Land Of 1000 Chances
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators - It's All Because of You
Martha High & Speedometer - Trouble Man
Cody ChesnuTT - I've Been There
Alice Russell - Heartbreaker
DJ Vadim f/ Sabida Jade - Set Them Free
The Procussions f/ Shad and J Kyle Gregory - Today
Miles Bonny x Kutiman - Vitamin C

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Roots of Reggae / Southern Melting Pot w/ Undercover

With the Kingston soundsystems of the 50s playing US r&b, soul and blues it was only natural the vibe would rub off on the local musicians - they where even toasting over it in the early 50s. Early ska producers where heavily influenced by the sounds of Fats Domino, Shirley and Lee and The Drifters etc. Come the mid 60s, sweet soul hits from The Impressions, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding had a huge impact on how rocksteady oozes soul. To me tunes are only a rum nip away from being ska and rocksteady themselves, take Ernie Freeman's 'Live it Up', which could easily be a Tommy McCook skank, or The Sapphires 'Who do you Love' which could be mistaken for some of Coxsone's early Studio One soul. As I was digging into some old delta blues, I stumbled upon King Oliver's 'Riverside Blues' from 1923 and was amazed to find it was a version of one of reggae's founding tunes - Theophilus Beckfords 'Easy Snapping' from 1956 - click! Likewise Sister Rosetta Thorpes 1939 gospel version of the now popular 'This Train' is just stunning. Anyway, enjoy, there are some stonking tunes in here! Part 1 / Part 2

Buddy Bolden Band - Funky Butt (190X)
King Oliver - Riverside Blues (1923)
Louis Armstrong - Saint Louis Blues (1929)
Big Joe Williams - Baby Please Don't Go (1935)
Sidney Bechet - Summertime (1938)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Train (1939)
Louis Jordan - Caldonia Boogie (1945)
Calvin Boze - Waiting & Drinking (1949)
Jewel King - 3 X 7 = 21 (1950)
Tab Smith - My Mothers Eyes (1951)
The Clovers - In the Middle of the Night (1951)
Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog (1952)
Shirley & Lee - I'm Gone (1952)
Fats Domino - Mardi Gras in New Orleans (1953)
Fats Domino - Going To The River (1953)
The Drifters - Money Honey (1953)
Amos Milburn - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer (1953)
Ray Charles - I Got a Woman (1954)
Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle & Roll (1954)
Willis Jackson - Later for 'Gator aka Coxsone's Hop (1956)
Shirley & Lee - Let the Good Times Roll (1956)
Chuck Higgins - Gambling Woman (1956)
Thurston Harris - Little Bitty Pretty One (1957)
Etta James - The Pick-Up (1957)
The Squires - Dreamy Eyes (1957)
Ray Johnson - If You Don't Want Me Baby (1957)
Sonny Knight - But Officer (195X)
The Playmates - Let's Be Lovers (1958)
The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream (1958)
Ernie Freeman - Live It Up (195X)
Fats Domino - Be My Guest (1959)
Sam Cooke - Only Sixteen (1959)
Dave Brubeck - Take Five (1959)
Louisiana Red - Done Woke Up (1960)
Sam Cooke - Cupid (1961)
The Pips - Every Beat Of My Heart (1961)
The Impressions - Gypsy Woman (1961)
Booker T. & The M.G.s - Green Onions (1962)
The Impressions - I'm The One Who Loves You (1963)
The Impressions - Minstrel And Queen (1963)
The Sapphires - Who Do You Love (1964)
Gene Chandler - Nothing Can Stop Me (1964)
Otis Redding - These Arms of Mine (1964)
The Impressions - People Get Ready (1965)
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1965)
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Shop Around (1965)
Smokey Robinson - Ooo Baby Baby (1965)
The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud To Beg (1966)

The Roots of Reggae - Jamaica's Cocktail Shaker w/ Undercover

I don't know about you guys, but I get a real buzz seeing and hearing how the the many sounds merged into one. Mixing equal parts US r& b and soul with local afro, mento, calypso, gospel and jazz, it's no surprise to see how such an authentic sound would emerge from Jamaica!
Calypso originating in Trinidad and Tobago, was a musical outlet for slaves to have a gripe about their masters, hence it's somewhat insulting and comical lyrics. The first stars started crossing over to worldwide audiences in the late 30s and during the following decades toured the Caribbean and the USA as well playing to the local upper-class tourist and hotel set. Hits included Harry Belafonte's The Banana Boat Song, a cover of a traditional Jamaican folk song as well as numerous songs from The Mighty Sparrow, Lord Melody and Calypso's longest serving sentinal - Lord Kitchener.
London based record label Bluebeat started to bring these sounds all together in the years 1959-1961 focussing on American influenced Jamaican blues and r&b which later evolved into what we know as the genre bluebeat and eventually ska. Early landmark hits that definded the sound included Higgs and Wilson's Manny On and what some consider the first ska record - The Folkes Brothers with Count Ossies 'Oh Carolina'. Jazz was also popular in the early 1960s with Coxsone releasing a couple of amazing jazz records - 'I Cover The Waterfront' and 'Jazz Jamaica'. The albums featured star pupils from the Alpha Boys School, an institution run by Catholic nuns for wayward boys. Through it's disciplne, outstanding musical tuition and exposure to the US jazz sound, the school had a huge influence on ska and reggae with notable ulumni The Skatalites - Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Lester Sterling, Tommy McCook, Cedric Books and Theophilus Beckford. By 1962 with Bluebeat setting the scene (the label ran till 1967), Ska was in full swing, emulating that skank of 50s r&b from the likes of Fats Domino, Shirley Lee and Co and the rest they say is history! * Part 1 / Part 2.

The Roaring Lion - Ugly Woman (1934)
George Moxey & His Calypso Quintet - Dry Weather House (1951)
Baba Motta & His Jamaicans - She Pon Top (1952)
Lord Kitchener - Drink a Rum (1954)
Hubert Porter - Iron Bar/Mas Charley Bell (1954)
Louise Bennett - Day Dah Light (1954)
Mighty Sparrow - Village Ram (1964)
Harry Belafonte - The Banana Boat Song (Day-O) (1956)
Harry Belafonte - Jamaica Farewell (1956)
King Solomon - Belafonte (1957)
Lord Melody - Creature from the Black Lagoon (1957)
The Wrigglers f/ Ernest Ranglin - Don't Touch Me Tomato (1958)
The Mighty Sparrow - Russian Satellite (1958)
Pérez Prado - Peanut Vendor (1958)
Lord Melody - Booboo Man (1958)
Laurel Aitken - Nebuchadnezzar (1958)
Laurel Aitken - Sweet Chariot (1958)
Denzil Laing & The Wrigglers - Bloodshot Eyes (1958)
Theophilus Beckford - Easy Snapping (1959)
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Dumplin's (1959)
Clancy Eccles - What Will Your Mama Say (1959)
Duke Reid's All Stars - Pink Lane Shuffle (1959)
Clancy Eccles - Freedom (1959)
Laurel Aitken & The Boogie Cats - Boogie Rock (1959)
Drumbago All Stars - Duck Soup (1959)
Higgs and Wilson - Manny On (1960)
Derrick Morgan & Trenton Spence - Fat Man (1960)
Keith & Enid & Trenton Spence & His Group - Send Me (1960)
The Folkes Brothers & Count Ossie Afro Combo - Oh Carolina (1961)
The Folkes Brothers & Count Ossie Afro Combo - I Met A Man (1961)
Alton & Eddy - My Heaven (1961)
Roland Alphonso & Cecil Lloyd - Oceans 11 (1961)
The Blues Busters - Donna (1961)
Earl Dixon & The Black Beats - Too Much Whisky (1961)
Derrick Morgan & Clue J & His Blues Busters - Wigger Wee Shuffle (1961)
Keith Lyn & Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Help Me Forget (1961)
Byron Lee & Dragonaires - Mash Mr Lee (1961)
Errol Dixon & The Blue Beats - Anytime Anywhere (1961)
Lascelles Perkins & Clue J & His Blues Basters - Creation (1961)
The Soulettes - Opportunity (1961)
Clancy Eccles - River Jordan (1961)
The Skatalites - The Answer (1962)
Cecil Lloyd Group - Gone With The Wind (1962)
Cecil Lloyd Group - I Cover The Waterfront (1962)
Lord Kitchener - Jamaica Woman (1962)
Delroy Wilson - King Pharaoh (1962)
The Blues Busters - Behold!  (1962)
Basil Gabbidon - Enie-Meanie-Miney-Mo (1962)
Justin Hinds and the Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come (1963)
Jimmy James - Swinging Down the Line (1963)
Lord Creator - Golden Love (1963)
King Stitt - End & Beyond (1963)
King Stitt - Rhythm of The Blues (1963)
Prince Buster - Flying Ska (1964)
Lord Creator - Big Bamboo (1964)
Jackie Opel - Shelter In The Storm (1965)
The Techniques - Little Did You Know (1965)
Jackie Opel - Cry Me A River (1965)

*I might be talking out my ass, but this is how I understand it.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Producer Series: Prince Buster and his Allstars

One of the most important figures in Jamaican Ska and Rocksteady is Prince Buster. The man who in 1960, took local calypso and the infamous students of Alpha Boy's School such as Roland Alphone, Don Drummond and blended them with the r&b and southern blues sounds of the USA. In doing so created an authentic expression of both Jamaican and world music. The hi-tempo ska he pioneered in the dancehalls of Kingston during the early 60s, is where reggae as we know it all began. Prince Buster IS 'the ska beat' and through 1963-1969 defined the sound with over a dozen quintessential ska and rocksteady albums. Madness!

Little Honey (Buster's Group)
Carolina (The Folkes Brothers & Count Ossie Group)
Just you
Soul Of Africa
All Alone
Wash Wash
Perhaps (Skatalites)
The Burial (Don Drummond)
Ska War (The Maytals)
River Jordan (Owen Gray)
I Love You So (The Maytals)
Chinaman Ska
Ska Town
Have Mercy
Al Capone
One Step Beyond
Dance Jamaica
Rum and Cocacola
Moving Spirit
My Girl
Hard Man Fe Dead
Ten Commandments
Ten Commandments From Woman
Wings of a Dove
Ain't That Saying A Lot
Girl, Answer to Your Name
Is Life Worth Living
A Change Is Gonna Come
Ghost Dance
Judge Dread
Dark Street
Take It Easy
Lets Go To The Dance
Danny, Dane & Lorraine
Enjoy Yourself
Phoenix City
Hold Them
The Virgin
Big 5
Every Man Pum Pum
Sister Big Stuff
Stick By Me
Sister Big Stuff
Satta A Masa Gana

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Producer Series: Coxone Dodd's Studio One

Where do we start with Clement Seymour 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd? From the early days jamming records in his Ma's shop, to setting up the Downbeat Sound System in the mid 50s playing US r&b hits Sir Coxone has been there since day one. When the music dried up from the states Coxsone resorted to recording his own music with the likes of Roland Alphonso and Don Drummond producing original jazz, mento and bluebeat on early Coxsone labels such as Bamboo and Port-O-Jam. Soon followed the opening of Studio One records in the early 60s as his house bands The Skatalites, The Soul Vendors, and Sound Dimension became synonomous with the sound of ska, rocksteady and reggae. Coxsones back catalogue of music must reach into the thousands as every major artist of the time including King Stitt, Bob Marley, Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Delroy Wilson, Burning Spear, Lee Perry, Ken Boothe, Horace Andy and Sugar Minott amongst man getting their break at Studio One. Coxsone continued to release absolute classic reggae, roots and dancehall into the 70s and 80s setting the standard over and over. A True Legend.

The Uniques - Little Girl
Bob Marley - One Love
Skatalites - Man In The Street
Delroy Wilson - Dancing Mood
Don Drummond - Dick Tracy
Gaylads - Africa
The Soul Vendors - Swing Easy
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
Marcia Griffiths - Tell Me Now
Sound Dimension - Heavy Rock
Sound Dimension - Real Rock
Sound Dimension - Mojo Rock Steady
Sugar Minott - I Need A Roof
The Silvertones - Smile
Ken Boothe - When I Fall in Love
Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You
Slim Smith - Born to Love
Johnny Osbourne - We Need Love
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
Sugar Minott - Vanity
Barry Brown - Give Love
The Cables - Be A Man
Cornell Campbell - Queen Of The Minstrel
Jackie Mittoo - Henry The Great
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin'
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes
Dennis Brown - Easy Take It Easy
Sugar Minott - Oh Mr Dc
Horace Andy - Skylarking
Tommy McCook & The Sound Dimension - Tunnel One
Slim Smith - Never Let Go
Freddie Mcgregor - Bobby Babylon
The Heptones - Pretty Looks
Delroy Wilson - Run Run
Johnny Osbourne & The Prophets - Keep That Light
Willie Williams - Armagedeon Time
Johnny Osbourne - Truth and Rights
The Abyssinians - Declaration Of Rights
The Abyssinians - Satta Massa Gana
Voice Roys - Ya Ho
Erroll Dunkley - Black Cinderella
Sugar Minott - Jahovia
Earl Sixteen - No Mash Up The Dance
Johnny Osbourne - Murderer
Barry Brown - Far East
Rita Marley & The Souletts - A Deh Pon Dem
The Paragons - Danger In Your Eyes

Producer Series: Duke Reid's Treasure Chest

The golden age of Rocksteady! The gungslingin' ex cop Duke Reid operated the The No 1 Jamaican Soundsystem in the 50's and 60's playing a heady mix of US soul, blues, jazz and r&b. When he finally released music in the late 60s this infectious cocktail of sounds was all present as his house bands The Techniques and the Supersonics defined his soulful, yet often moody Rocksteady sound. He went on to produce some quintessential rocksteady nuggets with Alton Ellis, Phyllis Dillion, Hopeton Lewis, The Paragons. Apart from recording deejay versions of his hits with U-Roy, Lizzy and Dennis Alcapone, his reign after the 60s somewhat faded and due to poor health (cancer) and ended up selling Treasure Isle to Sonia Pottinger, owner of the classic High Note label and sadly died in 1975. A Treasure Chest of nuggets!

Treasure Isle All Stars - Alley Cat Ska
Tommy McCook - My True Confession
Phyllis Dillon - Long Time No Nice Time
Danny Simpson, Tommy Mccook & The Supersonics - Mary Poppins
Alton Ellis & Phyllis Dillon - Remember That Sunday
Hopeton Lewis - Boom Shaka Laka
Hopeton Lewis - Boom Shaka Laka (Version 2)
Alton Ellis & The Flames - Duke Of Earl
The Techniques - Day 0 (The Banana Boat Song)
Nora Dean - Ay Ay Ay
Phyllis Dillon - Woman Of The Ghetto
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Real Cool
The Paragons - Riding High On A Windy Day
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - The Shadow Of Your Smile
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
The Techniques - Love Is Not A Gamble
Alton Ellis - Girl I've Got A Date
Techniques - I'm In The Mood For Love
The Techniques - My Girl
The Paragons - The Tide Is High
Phyllis Dillon - Perfidia
Ken Parker - True True True
The Techniques - Queen Majesty
Alton Ellis & The Flames - Rock Steady
Freddie Mckay - Love Is A Treasure
Lizzy - Love Is A Treasure
U Roy - Rule The Nation
Phyllis Dillon and Hopeton Lewis - Right Track
Alton Ellis - Can't Stand It
The Paragons - Wear You To The Ball
Alton Ellis & The Flames -  Girl Ive Got A Date
U Roy - Wake The Town
Phyllis Dillon - Dont Stay Away
The Paragons - Only A Smile
The Silvertones - Midnight Hour
The Three Tops - It's Raining
The Jamaicans - Baba Boom
Alton Ellis - La La Means I Love You
Dawn Penn - Why Did You Lie
Phyllis Dillon - Its Rocking Time
The Melodians - Youll Never Get Away
The Paragons - The Same Song
The Jamaicans - The Things You Say You Love
The Gladiators - Sweet Soul Music
Treasure Isle All Stars - Rocking Soul
Dennis Alcapone - Wake Up Jamaica
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Depth Charge
Treasure Isle All Stars - Billy Joe
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics - Heatwave
Dobby Dobson - Loving Pauper
Tommy McCook And The Supersonics - Down On Bond Street
Ernest And Tommy - Ranglin On Bond St
The Techniques - Traveling Man

Producer Series: The Cool Operator Bunny Lee

Breaking the formidable dominance of Coxsone and Reid, The Cool Operator Bunny Lee came on the scene and produced some massive rocksteady and soul hits from the likes of Derrick Morgan, Alton Ellis, Slim Smith, Errol Dunkley and Pat Kelly. He brought the crispest of sound courtesy of his house bands and the likes of King Tubby, then later Prince Jammy on the mixing decks. Lee was a genius himself but would often take Studio One and Treasure Isle hits and slyly inna Jamaican style release quick versions to the street. In the 70s Lee went on to work with Johnny Clarke, Delroy Wilson, Lee Perry, Linvil Thompson and Barry Brown producing what some class as the finest early roots music. The Man!

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Mr Chatter Box
Lester Sterling, Lloyd Harmer and Stranger Cole - Bangarang
Max Romeo - Wet Dream
Pat Kelly - How Long
Roland Alphonso - 1000 Tones Of Me
Dawn Penn - Long day short night
Errol Dunkley - King and queen
Ken Parker - How could I
Alva Lewis - In the park
Alton Ellis - I've Got Love
Winston Samuels - Don't Believe Him
Pat Kelly - How Long
Errol Dunkley - I'm going home
Derrick Morgan - Great Musical
Uniques - People Rocksteady
The Sensations - Born to love you
Slim Smith - Let me go girl
Slim Smith - Ain't 2 Proud To Beg
U-Roy - 2 Proud To Beg Version
Slim Smith & The Uniques - My Conversation
Lenox Brown - My Conversation Instrumental
Glen Adams - My Argument
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
Slim Smith - Build my world around you
The Sensations - Born to Love You (Coxsone)
Dawn Penn - To Sir With Love
Alton Ellis - Loving mood
Nora Deal - Oh Mama
Glen Adams - She's So Fine
Glen Adams  - I can't help it (Duke Reid)
Lee Scratch Perry - Run For Cover
Pat Kelly - The dark end of the street
John Holt - Stick By Me
Derrick Morgan - Some Women Must Cry
Jackie Edwards - I'm Still Waiting
Dennis Alcapone - Won't Tell You Goodbye
Delroy Wilson - Cool Operator

Bunny Lee's roots productions to come!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

A mixed bag here! Some big new rocksteady riddim action, cop this WHOLE riddim peeps, some wicked vocals on big lineup including Tanya Stephens! The Man of the Living is a killer riddim, the soul sample in that one is CRAZY! I would love to know what it is. Stop that Sound returns 5 years after the fact to another huge sound murdering lineup. Mean, we are getting our Deadly Hunter dubplate voiced tommorow pon that riddim! That leads us to some sweet UK soundsystem digi roots from Digital Dubs, Subactive and Mungos Hi Fi! The 90s riddim follows with Chronixx's Odd Ras, a  tune Rodigan has boldly claimed the most original song of the year/decade type thing. Last but not least is some blazing JA dancehall action seeing the dons Busy, Beenie, Sea Paul and Mega Banton tear tings up! Big Tunes!

Gyal Season Riddim / Bambino Musik & Jus Bus
Etana Ft. Busy Signal - Love Love Love
Kes And The Band - Tuesday On The Rocks
Tanya Stephens - If You Knew
Joe Lickshot - Vintage Concert Version
Trever Off-Key f/ Keida - I Wanna Love Ya

Corner Shop Riddim - 21st Haplilos
Collie Budz - No Time
J Boog - Break Us Apart

We Nah Bow Riddim - Boom Shak
Trinity - Dancehall Stylee
Sizzla - We Nah Bow

Man Of The Living Riddim - Street Rockaz
Peetah Morgan - World Revolution
Chezidek - Talk to Jah Jah

Stop That Sound Riddim - Irie Ites
Keith & Tex - The Champion
Deadly Hunta - Dubplate Spillin
Lion D - Soundboy a Go Dead
Ward 21 - Dead tonight

Dub Echoes Riddim - Digitaldubs
Digitaldubs f/ YT - Sound System Culture
Dub Echoes Riddim

Frontline EP - Scotch Bonnet
Subactive f/ Ranking Levy - Brixton Frontline
Subactive f/ El Fata - Rocking in the Frontline

Scotch Bonnet
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Afrikan Simba & Dixie Peach - Leave the Oil Alone
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Charlie P - Skidip It Up Dub

90s Riddim - Digital Vibes
Chronixx - Odd Ras
Ward 21 - Dilly Dolly

Peas Inna Pot Riddim - Juke Boxx and Donbigs
Busy Signal - Bad Up Who
Pistal - More Time

Sneak Preview Riddim - Gutty Bling
Beenie Man and Sean Paul - Greatest Gallis
New Kidz - Tip Up Pon Ya Toe

Duppy Show Riddim - Notnice
Mega Banton - Duppy Show
Aidonia - Good Pussy Gyal Anthem

Friday, January 25, 2013

Firehouse Rock aka Waterhouse Rock

A likkle request here for Firehouse Rock aka Waterhouse Rock by The Wailing Souls. Such a dope tune plus you get the Al Fingers remix with Mavado! YOLO!

ps. it's off the Volcano Erruption: Reggae Anthology album showcasing Henry 'Junjo' Lawes productions. Cop it here. Link1 Link2