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