Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Biggest Tunes of 2014 w/ Undercover

Here we are - the biggest tunes of 2014 according to I. Bold are my top picks, the cream. Who Knows is pretty much THE anthem for 2014 - leading rasta revivalists unite inna feel good vibe - trade winds, sunshine, rivers and trees, you get the idea. Diamond Sox featuring Notis and Iba Mahr (with Tarrus on the remix) comes like a breath of fresh air in 2014. Nothing new with a killer 80s inspired digital riddim but the excitement I get when listening to this tune is electric. So those take the podium for me. What are yours? Top 5 artists of the Year for me would have to be Chronixx, Protoje, Jesse Royal, Iba Mahr and Tarrus Riley. Nearly 75 tracks, enjoy!

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4 (I knew I'd forget something)

Tarrus Riley - Love Situation (Intro)
Tarrus Riley - Burning Desire
Sara Lugo f/ Protoje - Really Like You
Flourgan f/ Lukie D - Lovers Race Refix
Sparkie and Layla Rose - You Can Get
Christopher Martin - Playing Games With My Heart
Jesse Royal - Butterfly
Daddy Cookiz - Good Vibes (54-46)
DJ Vadim f/ Governor Tiggy - Sweet Like a Lolly
Mr. Vegas - Love Yourself
Maxi Priest f/ Assassin - Bubble My Way
Mungo's Hifi f/ YT - Serious Time
Major Lazer & Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Mr Williamz - Smooth Sailing
Chronixx - Rastaman Wheel Out
Christopher Martin - Steppin Razor
Jesse Royal - Gimme Likkle
Damian Marley - Is It Worth It (Gunman World)
Protoje and Chronixx - Who Knows
Protoje and Chronixx - Who Knows Dubwise
Chronixx - Capture Land
Keznamdi - Grade
Jesse Royal - Modern Day Judas
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble (Dub)
Chronixx - Iyah Walk
Dre Island - Live Forever
Jesse Royal - Feel Your Pain
Damian Marley, Black-Am-I, Biggz General, Jo Mersa, Illestr8 - The Living Breed
Morgan Heritage - Perform And Done
Busy Signal and RC - Dreams Of Brighter Days
Shaggy and Maxi Priest f/ Super Cat - Night Flight
Prince Alla - Addis A Baba
Brother Culture - Babylon Attack
Jahdan Blakkamore and Kabaka Pyramid - For The Children
Cali P - Wha Gwaan
Exco Levi - Irie J.A.
Iba Mahr -  Glory of the King
Iba Mahr - Step Away
Jesse Royal - Raising Your Voices for Freedom
Gappy Ranks f/ Morgan Heritage - False Promises
Stephen Marley f/ Capleton and Sizzla - Rock Stone
Jah 9 - Steamers A Bubble
Gappy Ranks - Carpenter
Keida - Stand For Something
Kabaka Pyramid - Herb Defenda
Wayne Marshall - The Boom Draw
Big Youth f/ Beenie Man, Tafari and Tarrus Riley - Money Caan Buy Love
Katy Tiz f/ Jo Mersa & Inner Circle - The Big Bang [Reggae Remix]
Jesse Royal - Feeling So Blessed
Busy Signal - Real Talk (Remix)
Busy Signal - Gyal Ya Good
Dre Island -  Way Up
Busy Signal f/ Lorde - Royally Prepared
Tarrus Riley - Herbs (Sensimena)
Busy Signal - Roots, Rock, Reggae
Notis and Iba Mahr - Diamond Sox
Notis and Iba Mahr f/ Tarrus Riley - Diamond Sox Remix
Ninjaman - Ninja Mi Ninja
Mr Vegas - Ready Fi Long Time
Cutty Ranks - I Don't Believe It
Aidonia - 80s Dancehall Style
Wayne Marshall f/ Assassin, Aidonia, I-Octane, Bounty Killer, Damian Marley and Vybz -  Go Hard
Jo Mersa - Rock and Swing
Kabaka Pyramid x Equikoxx x Channel One - Champion Sound
Jesse Royal - Entertainment 
Randy Valentine - Splice Dub Plate
Randy Valentine f/ LionHeart - Sound the Alarm
Snow f/ Mykal Rose - Shame
Dionne Reid - She Can't
Cut La Vis - Little Way Different (Wrongtom Remix)
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Herbalist Prince Fatty Mix
Silva MC - We See Them (Max RubaDub Remix)
P-Money and Gappy Ranks - Baddest
Tour De Force f/ Jay Spaker - Old Time Love (Dub Terminator Remix)
Dub Terminator f/ Israel Starr - Large up like Sumo
Tour De Force - Battle Cry
Radikal Guru f/ YT - Stay Calm
Radikal Guru f/ Echo Ranks - Warning!
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Puddy Roots - Inna Skateland
Gappy Ranks - Spread My Wings (Green Lion Crew remix)
Mungo's Hifi - Rules of the Dance
Naram f/ Sammy Gold - Government Are Suck The Sufferers

Friday, December 19, 2014

Beets - Best of 2014 w/ Undercover

Busy year for the I and unfortunately couldn't delve into the world of soul, funk, hip hop, beets as much as I'd liked. What I did find sounded pretty good but it was few and far between then along came D'Angelo. Without further ado, my fav tunes of 2014 (plus some old favourites). Boom! and Bap!

Jose James f/ Takuya Kuroda - Simply Beautiful
D/Will f/ Miles Bonny - Untitled
D/Will - Play Some Marvin
Freddie Joachim - Kool In The Summer
Miles Bonny - Nothin But You (Spinnerty Remix)
Tinashe - Aint Ready... 
The Elder Statesman - Montreux Sunrise
@Peace - Gravity
Electric Wire Hustle - Loveless
Flying Lotus f/ Kendrick Lamar - Never Catch Me
Prince - U KnowD'Angelo and The Vanguard - Sugah Daddy
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Betray My Heart
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Prayer
D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Till It's Done (Tutu)
Guts f/ Patrice and The School Voices NYC - Want It Back
Guts - Hip Hop First of All
Guts f/ Dillon Cooper - It's Like That
Black Milk f/ Gene Obey - Hell Below
John Robinson and PVD - Respect King
J Rawls f/ Masta Ace - Bills 
The Roots f/ Raheem DeVaughn - Tomorrow
De La Soul - Get Away (The Spirit of Wu-Tang)
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib f/ BJ the Chicago Kid - Shame
Raw Poetic and Kev Brown - The Put On
Killer Mike and El-P f/ Diane Coffee - Crown
Dilated Peoples f/ Aloe Blacc - Show Me The Way
Common f/ Snoh Aalegra and Dreezy - Hustle Harder
Ghostface Killah f/ AZ - Blood in the Streets 
Carpet Patrol - Indian Slap
Latinaotearoa - La Candela
Mental Abstrato f/ Shing02 and Tassia Reis - Tiro Livre
Quantic f/ Nidia Gongora - Muevelo Negro
Buddy Sativa - Una Peripecia
Ray Charles - I Got A Woman (Beatsy Collins Edit)
Aretha Franklin - One Step (Featurecast Edit)
Lack of Afro f/ Jack Tyson-Charles - Recipe for Love
Lee Fields and The Expressions - Just Can't Win (Marco Polo Remix)
Tyra Hammond - Didn't I
Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark f/ Darondo - I Know, Didn't I
Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark - Bom Bom Fiya
Stephen Marley, Nina Simone and Wyclef Jean - Keeper Of The Flame
Quantic f/ Shinehead - Spark It
Cornel Campbell f/ Soothsayers Horns - There's a Fire (Rootikal Mix)
Shy FX f/ Liam Baily - Soon Come

Mean Girl Riddim w/ Twice Nice

Mean girl Twice Nice hooked us up some killer Mean Girl/I Need a Roof licks spanning an amazing 40 years. From Larry Marshall's classic lick and hook on Studio One in 1968 to Pavlove, Prince Far-I and Little Joe, to a stepping Channel One version with Mighty Diamond next milestone I Need a Roof. Bunny Lee alway got in on the action this time with a killer soul vocal from Jackie Edwards, some big Joe Gibbs productions went down with Trinity and Junior Byles, Augustus and Hugh Mundell murdered the riddim on Rockers, then of course it came back to Studio One come Sugar Minott. The eighties treated it kindly with some killer early rubadub dancehall at Midnight Rock. The Revolutionaries had not given way to the Casio just yet, but when it did it kept its integrity and bubbled along nice time thanks to Jammys and Black Solidarity. The nineties riddim stayed fat and militant with Xterminator voicing  crucial cuts with Sizzla and Capleton and Cocoa Tea. Come '07 we had Ray Darwin scoring a huge hit for Tads and in '08 Prince Fatty and longtime legend Little Roy rub up the dance nice time - 40 years on. Give Thanks Twice!

Larry and Alvin - Mean Girl - Studio One - 1968
Prince Far I - Natty Farmyard - Studio One - 1973
Ben Bow - Mama Lulu - Studio One (197X)
Little Joe - Gun Court - Studio One - 1974
Dillinger - Regular Girl - Bunny Lee - 1974
Larry Marshall - Oh Jah - Java - 1975
Mighty Diamonds - I Need a Roof - Channel One - 1975
Pablove Black - Consumer Sounds - Studio One - 1975
Pablove and Sound Dimension Consumer Version - Studio One - 1975
Dillinger - Plantation Heights - Channel One - 1976
The Revolutionaries - Plantation Heights Version - Channel One - 1976
Jackie Edwards - Mean Girl - Bunny Lee - 197X
The Aggrovators - Mean Girls Dub (197X
Prince Jazzbo - Kick Boy Face - Bunny Lee - 1976
Big Youth - Four Sevens - Observer - 1976
Junior Byles - Heart and Soul - Joe Gibbs - 1977
Trinity - Render Your Heart - Joe Gibbs - 1977
Winston Wright - Charming Shuffle - Bunny Lee - 1977
Prince Far I  & Joseph Culture Hill - Boz Rock - Joe Gibbs - 1977
Hugh Mundell and Augustus Pablo -  Bob Shuffle Lion Dub - Rockers - 1978
Jah Levi (Hugh Mundell) - Zion A Fe Lion - Rockers - 1978
Sugar Minott  - Roof Over My Head - Studio One - 1978
I Need A Roof Version - Studio One - 1978
Barry Brown - Jealous Lover - Midnight Rock - 1980
Barry Brown - Love Dub - Midnight Rock - 1980
Larry Marshall - Mean Girl - 1983
Junior Reid - Old Time Something - Jammy$ - 1984
Early B -  Poor Class Want Mass - Midnight Rock - 1985
Josey Wales - Rentman - Black Solidarity - 1986
Sizzla - Babylon Ah Listen - Xterminator - 1997
Capleton - Stand Tall - Xterminator - 1997
Cocoa Tea - Mr. Neck Tie Man - Xterminator - 1998
Luciano - Sweep Over My Soul - VP Records - 1999
Ray Darwin - People's Choice - Tads - 2007
Prince Fatty -  Roof Over My Head - Mr Bongo - 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

This one going out to all the long-time followers out there - always up to the time and wanting the biggest tunes. Bless! Zippy Pt1. Zippy Pt2.

Stephen Marley, Nina Simone, Wyclef Jean - Keeper Of The Flame
Israel Starr  - Old School Love
Flourgan, Lukie D - Lovers Race Refix (Lovers Race Riddim)
Aaron Silk - Fighting Brave (Lovers Race Riddim)
Mr. Vegas - Love Yourself (Reggae Euphoria LP)
Shaggy - Work So Hard (Take It Easy Riddim)
Josey Wales - Ready Fi Josey (Take It Easy Riddim)
Christopher Martin - Playing Games With My Heart (Take It Easy Riddim)
Delly Ranks - Blaze Up De Fire (Hold On Riddim)
Sparkie and Layla Rose - You Can Get (Hold On Riddim)
Claude Darouvx - Love and Devotion (Hold On Riddim)
Daddy Cookiz - Good Vibes (54-46 (Was My Number) Riddim)
Lion D - Ruff Inna Town
Lion D - Ruff Inna Dub
Protoje and Chronixx - Who Knows Dubwise
Protoje - Stylin
Cali P - Wha Gwaan (Healing of the Nation LP)
Cali P - Bed Of Roses (Healing of the Nation LP)
Snow and Mykal Rose - Shame
Iba Mahr - Step Away (Great Is H.I.M EP)
Iba Mahr - Sound A Alarm (Great Is H.I.M EP)
Notis and Iba Mahr - Diamond Sox
Notis and Iba Mahr f/ Tarrus Riley - Diamond Sox REmix
Pressure, Damian Marley and Tarrus Riley - Mental Disturbance
Mr. Vegas - God Good (Reggae Euphoria LP)
Mr. Vegas - Real Don (Reggae Euphoria LP)
Tiggy x Mary J Blige x DJ Vadim - Tears on my Pillow
Busy Signal - Glass Hand (Notorious)
Stylo G - Call Mi A Leader
Dre Island - Way Up 
P-Money and Gappy Ranks f/ Sid Diamond - Baddest Remix
Busy Signal - Roots, Rock, Reggae
Exco Levi - Woman Like This (Clock Tower Riddim)
Gentleman f/ Tamika - Blossom and Prosper (Clock Tower Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - What You Believe (Clock Tower Riddim)
Exco Levi - Reggae Calling (War Is In The Dance Riddim)
Addis Pablo - Melodica In The Dance (War Is In The Dance Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Carpenter (War Is In The Dance Riddim)
Keida - Stand For Something (War Is In The Dance Riddim)
Nesbeth - Ole Gangalee (Rebel Rock Riddim)
Ras Ghandi - Most I First (Rebel Rock Riddim)
Delly Ranx - One More Dead (Rebel Rock Riddim)
Ward 21 - No Trouble We (Weh Dem Fah Riddim)
King Kong - Nah Run No Joke (Weh Dem Fah Riddim)
Lion D - Weh Dem Fah (Weh Dem Fah Riddim)
Carl Meeks - Jah Will Make A Way (Earth A Run Red Riddim)
Little Kirk - Pressure Sound Boy (Earth A Run Red Riddim)
YT - Leave I Alone (Babylon Time Riddim)
Deadly Hunta - Ghetto Youth In A Danger (Babylon Time Riddim)
Reggae Roast f/ Brother Culture - Soundsystem
Manu Digital and Biga Ranx - Honours Your Parents
Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club - Spread My Wings
Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club - Spread My Wings (Green Lion Crew remix)
Gappy Ranks Meets Dub Club - Dub My Wings
Tour De Force - Battle Cry (DJ Madd Remix)
Tour De Force f/ Jay Spaker - Old Time Love (Dub Terminator Remix)
Tour De Force f/ Jahdan Blakkamoore - Pool Party (Naram Remix)
Tour De Force f/ Luciano - Where Do We Go Wrong (Reality Chant Remix)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Coxsone Cream w Undercover

Some of the smoothest, creamiest Coxsone goodness came out in the 70s. Inna fine roots style, minus the collie weed and staying true to the Studio One sound, it kept coming for Sir Coxsone. Zippy Pt1 Zippy Pt2 4shared!

The Silvertones - Smile
The Silvertones - Smile Dub
Dennis Brown - Easy Take It Easy
Dennis Brown and Brentford All Stars - Easy Take It Easy Pt.2
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin'
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin' Pt. 2
Johnny Osbourne and The Prophets - Keep That Light
Johnny and The Brentford Rockers - Keep That Light Pt.2
Prince Lincoln - Daughters Of Zion
Brentford Disco Set - Daughters Of Zion Pt.2
The Traps - Higher
Traps and The Liberation Group - Higher (Ver.)
The Jay Tees - Forward To Jah
The Jay Tees and Brentford Rockers - Forward To Jah (Part 2)
Devon Russell - Jah Hold The Key
Devon and The Brentford Rockers - Jah Hold The Key (Version)
Anthony (Rocky) Ellis - Double Minded Man
The New Establishment - Double Minded Man Ver.
Lloyd Forrest - Where It's At
Soul System - Where It's At (Ver.)
The Gladiators - Beautiful Locks
Albert and The Gladiators - Beautiful (Ver.)
Larry Marshall - Run Babylon
Larry Marshall - Run Babylon Pt.2
The Gladiators - Righteous Man
The Gladiators - Righteous Dub
Johnny Osbourne - Forgive Them
Sound Demension Band - Forgive Them Version
Lone Ranger - Screw Gone A North Coast
Lone Ranger and Sound Dimension - Junior Screw
The Classics - Fire Coal Man
The Silvertones - Burning In My Soul
George Allen - Be Wise My Brethren
Sound Dimensions - Be Wise Version
Judah Eskender Tafari - Conquer Me (part 1)
Judah Eskender Tafari - Conquer Me (part 2)
Cornell Campbell - Didn't I
Cornel and The Sound Dimension - Didn't I Version
Winston Francis - Fools Fall In Love
Winston and Sound Demension - Fools Fall In Version
L. Crosdale - Set Me Free
Drum Bago and The Rebel Group - Free Me (Ver.)
The Heptones - Get In The Groove
Sound Dimension - Get In The (Version)
Sugar Minott - Give Me Jah Jah
Sugar and Sound Dimension - Give Me Jah Jah Pt. 2
The Heptones - Hard To Confess
Sound Demension Band - Hard To Confess Version
Freddie McGregor - Home Ward Bound
Freddie & Brentford Rockers - Home Ward Version
Leonard Dillon - Locust
Leonard Dillon - Locust Ver
Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
Sound Dimension - Lonely Version
The Heptones - Love Won't Come Easy
The Heptones - Love Won't Come Easy (part 2)
Judah Eskender Tafari - Jah Light
Brentford Disco Set - Jah Light Version
The Cables - Be A Man
Carlton and His Shoes - Love Me Forever
The Invaders - Sweet Soul Rocking
Sugar Minott - Love Gonna Pack Up
Prince Lincoln - True Experience
Prince Lincoln - Live Up To Your Name
The Paragons - Danger In Your Eyes
Joe Higgs - Change Of Plan
Donna V and Sound Dimension - Pullover Version
The Righteous Flames - You Don't Know

Friday, October 24, 2014

Studio One Gold w/ Undercover

I'm continuing on my Studio One binge at the moment. This time round we lay down the stone cold classics, the gold that made Studio One the leading studio in Jamaica for a good 20 years. Again the real treat is the b-sides (matrixed too), featuring only on the original press 7"s from the 60s/70s. Zippy pt1 ZippyPt2 4shared

Alton Ellis - Mad Mad
Alton and Soundemension - Mad Version
The Mad Lads - Ten To One
Sound Dimension Band - Ten To One Version
Delroy Wilson - Dancing Mood
Soul Vendors - Dancing Dub
Slim Smith - Born to Love
Slim Smith - Born To Dub
The Heptones - Pretty Looks
The Heptones and Soundemension - Pretty Looks Version
Dennis Brown - Easy Take It Easy
Dennis Brown and Brentford All Stars - Easy Take It Easy Pt.2
Ken Boothe - When I Fall in Love
Ken Boothe and Sound Dimension - When I Fall In Dub
Tommy McCook - Tunnel One
Sound Dimension - Tunnel Two
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping Pt.2
Sugar Minott - Oh Mr Dc
Soul Vendors - Pressure Pt.2
Ken Parker - Before and After
Ken and Soul Vendors - Before &and After Ver.
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes Pt.2
Freddie McKay - High School Dance
Freddie McKay - High School Version
Brentford All Stars - Race Track
Brentford All Stars - Race Track Ver.
Sugar Minott - I Need A Roof
Sugar and Brentford All Stars - I Need A Roof Pt.2
The Gladiators - Roots Natty
Brentford Disco Set - Culture (Ver.)
The Gladiators - Bongo Red
The Gladiators Band - Bongo Version
Sugar Belly and Sound Dimension - In Cold Blood
Sound Dimension - In Cold Dub
Sugar Minott - Vanity Pt.1
Sugar Minott - Vanity Pt.2
Basil Daley - Hold Me Baby
Basil Daley - Hold Me Baby Version
Slim Smith - Never Let Go
Soul Vendors - Never Let Go (Version)
Lone Ranger - The Answer
Lone Ranger and Sound Dimension - The Answer (Ver.)
The Abyssinians - Declaration Of Rights
Sound Dimension - Declaration (Ver.)
Willie Williams - Armagedeon Time
Willie and The Soundemension - Armagedeon Version
Barry Brown - Far East
Barry and Soul Vendors - Far East Ver.
Freddie McGregor - How Could You Leave
Freddie and Soundemension - How Could You Version
Slim Smith - Rougher Yet
Lone Ranger - Love Bump
Brentford Rockers - Love Bump Version
Horace Andy - Skylarking
Carlton and The Shoes - Love Me Forever
Sound Dimension - Full Up
Freddie Mcgregor - Bobby Babylon
The Paragons - Danger In Your Eyes
Johnny Osbourne - Truth and Rights
Zoot Simms - African Challenge
Delroy Wilson - Conquer Me
Richard and The Sound Demensions - Crafty
Freddie Mcgregor and The Sound Dimension - Africa Here I Come
Jackie Mittoo - Drum Song
Brentford All Stars - Greedy G

Friday, October 17, 2014

Studio One Soul w Undercover

The original Jamaican mashup with nuff US 50s, 60s, 70s soul hits reworked by Studio One inna rocksteady and reggae style and fashion. As with a few of the recent Studio One posts, you get the killer b side where possible to dub it out! Cop it.

Devon Russell - Sexual Healing
Devon & Brentford Rockers - Sexual Healing Version
Claudette (Nana) McLean - Give Love Another Try
The Soul Defenders - Give Love Another Try Version
Jennifer Lara - Consider Me
Jennifer Lara - Consider Me Part 2
Otis Gayle - What You Won't Do For Love
Otis Gayle and The Brentford Rockers - What You Won't Version
B.B. Seaton - Proud As I Am
B.B. and Soundemension - Proud As I Am Pt.2
Dennis Brown - He Ain't Heavy
Dennis and The Brentford All Stars - He Ain't Heavy Version
Barry Brown - Give Love
Barry and The Sound Dimension - Give Love Version
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
Otis and The Sound Dimension - I'll Be Around Version
Tyrone Taylor - I Believe In Yesterday
Tyrone and Soundemension - Yesterday Version
The Heptones - I Shall Be Released
Heptones and The Sound Dimension - I Shall Be Released Version
The Sharks - How Could I Live
Sound Dimension - How Could I Live Pt.2
B.B. Seaton - It's A Sign
B.B. Seaton & Soundemension - It's A Version
Horace Andy - Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
Sound Dimension Band - Don't Want To Be Lonely (Ver.)
The Gaylads - Gaylads Medley Pt.1
The Gaylads - Gaylads Medley Pt.2
Jerry Jones - Compared To What
Jerry and The Sound Dimension - Compared Version
Jerry Jones - Still Water
Jerry Jones & Sound Dimension - Still Water Version
Norma White - I Want Your Love
Norma and The Brentford Disco Set - I Want Your Love Pt.2
Otis Gayle - Let Me Get To Know You
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
The Minstrels - People Get Ready
Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
Norma Fraser - Respect
Richard Ace - Can't Get Enough
Leroy Sibbles - Groove Me
The Heptones - Message From A Black Man
Senior Soul - Is It Because I Am Black
Roy Richards and Soul Vendors - Summertime
Soulettes - King Street
Sound Dimension - Time is tight
King Stitt - Diana
Jackie Mittoo and The Brentford Rhythm Band - Deeper and Deeper
Winston Jarrett and The Righteous Flames - Born to Be Loved

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dubwise w/ Undercover

I'm not the biggest dub aficionado - I much prefer a killer vocal over a killer riddim, but how could these tunes not move you? So heavy. So classic. So killer. Part1 Part2

The Techniques - Born To Love Dub
Mudie's All Stars - Pretty Version
Impact Allstars - Cheating Dub
Impact Allstars - Ordinary Version Chapter 3
The Upsetters - Dub It Easy
Bobby Kalphat - Something Special
Johnny and The Techniques - Purify Dub
Johnny Osbourne - Jahoviah Dub
Horace Andy - Tonight Dub
Horace Andy - Evilest Thing Version
Prince Far I - Heavyweight Version
Mad Professor - Kill Bwoy Dub
The Revolutionaries - Ballistic Affair Version
The Revolutionaries - Counter Attack
Linval and The Revolutionaries - Seventy Nine Rock
Burning Spear - Black Wadada
Soul Syndicate - Natty Twelve Tribe Dub
Philip Fraser - You're No Good Version
Mikey Dread At The Controls - Parrot Jungle
Dennis Brown - General Version
Scientist - The Mummy's Shroud
Scientist - Cry Of The Werewolf
Scientist - Earths Rightful Ruler
Scientist - School Days Dub
Scientist - Can't Keep Love Down
Scientist - African Daughter Dub
Augustus Pablo - 1-2-3 Version
Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
Augustus Pablo - East Africa
Yabby U - Conquering Dub
Yabby U and The Prophets - Beware
Wayne Wade, Tommy McCook and Yabby U - Riding Version
Patrick Andy and Yabby U - Don't go Version
Page One and The Observers - Lover's Dub
Dennis, Niney and King Tubby - Fire From The Observer
Dennis, Niney and King Tubby - Mischievous Dub
Dennis, Niney and King Tubby - Revelation Fulfill
Glenn Brown and King Tubby - Wicked Can't Run This Dub
Glenn Brown and King Tubby - Version 78 Style
Glenn Brown and King Tubby - Father For The Living Dubwise
Wayne Jarret and King Tubby - Satta Dread Dub
The Aggrovators and King Tubby - Jah Love Rockers Dub
The Aggrovators and King Tubby - At the Dub Market
Harry Mudie and King Tubby - Full Dose Of Dub
King Tubby - Roots Of Dub
King Tubby - Thanks and Praise
King Tubby - Borderline Dub
King Tubby - King Tubby's Old Veteran Dub

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Studio One B Sides w Undecover

Studio One, the humble little Jamaican studio that defined a genre had some great instrumental versions on the b sides of their 7"s including early ska and rocksteady numbers, as well as dubbed out horn and percussion versions. So as a precursor to a forthcoming dub post, we have some classic Studio One versions, or dubs as they became known. Wheel up!

Slim and Sound Dimension - Born To Dub
Devon and The Soul Vendors - Get Ready Version
Bob and The Soul Vendors - Dancing Dub
The Heptones and Sound Dimension - Pretty Looks Version
Sugar and The New Establishment - Never Give Up Version
Delroy Wilson - Run Run Version
Slim and Soul Vendors - Rougher Dub
Ken and Sound Dimension - When I Fall In Dub
Marcia Griffiths - Feel Like Jumping Part 2
Marley and The Skatalites - One Love Version
Freddie and Brentford Rockers - Home Ward Version
Black Brothers and The New Establishment - School Version
The Rebels - Rhodesia Version
Cedric Im Brooks - Idle Berg
The Gladiators Band - Bongo Version
Judah Eskender Tafari - Rastafari Tell You Part 2
The Jay Tees and Brentford Rockers - Forward To Jah Part 2
Johnny Osbourne and Sound Dimension - Ya Ho Version
Field Marshall Haye - Roots and Herb Version
Jim Nastic and Soul Vendors - Chanting Version
Johnny and Sound Dimension - Declaration Version
Alton Ellis - African Version
Judah and Brentford Disco Set - Jah Light
Freddie, Drum Bago and The Rebel Group - Free Me Version
Lloyd and The Soul System - Where It's At Version
Sugar Belly and The Sound Dimension - In Cold Dub
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin' Part 2
Gladiators Band - Bongo I Part 2
Carl and The Sound Dimension - Rythm Of My Version
Barry and The Sound Dimension - Give Love Version
Willie and The Brentford Disco Set - No One Can Stop Us Part 2
Otis and The Sound Dimension - I'll Be Around Version
Tony and The Sound Dimension - Cool Version (Satta)
Johnny and The Brentford Rockers - Keep That Light Part 2
Dub Specialist - Hi Fashion Dub
Rapper Jim and Sound Dimension - Pirates Version (Throw Mi Corn)
Dennis Alcapone - Joe Frazier Round 2
Brentford Rockers - Thanks And Praise Part 2 (Shank I Shenk)
Donna V and The Sound Dimension - Pullover Version
The Gladiators - Righteous Dub
Dub Specialist - Lagos
Johnny Osbourne and Brentford Disco Set - Jealousey, Heartache and Dub

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Big Tunes w Undercover

The Melodians - Alright (Lovers Race Riddim)
Al Campbell - When You Smile (Lovers Race Riddim)
Ernest Wilson - Feel Alright (Evening News Riddim)
Sizzla, Original Thriller and Brigadier Jerry - Bring The Sensi Come (Evening News Riddim)
Bushman - Toy Sound (Pretty Looks Riddim)
Nico D - Pretty Little Darling (Pretty Looks Riddim)
SOJA f/ Damian Marley - Your Song
Dre Island - Live Forever
Dre Island - Move Up
Flourgan and Lukie D - Lovers Race Refix (Lovers Race Riddim)
Devonte and Tanto Metro - Militant Soldiers (Lovers Race Riddim)
Randy Valentine - Splice Dub Plate (King Tubby's Dub Plate Style Riddim)
Tony Curtis - Weed Dream (King Tubby's Dub Plate Style Riddim)
King Jammy and King Tubby - King Tubby's Dub Plate Style (King Tubby's Dub Plate Style Riddim)
Exco Levi - Herb Man (Lion Inna Den Riddim)
Jahdan Blakkamoore - Cool Like The Breeze (Lion Inna Den Riddim)
Sizzla - Jah Jah Solve Dem (Lion Inna Den Riddim)
Ky-mani Marley f/ Tessanne Chin - The Conversation (Reggae Remix)
Exco Levi - What Is the Use (Imperial Crown Riddim)
Dre Island - Let Jah Love Shine Down (Imperial Crown Riddim)
Jesse Royal - Raising Your Voices for Freedom (Imperial Crown Riddim)
Addis Pablo - Imperial Melody (Imperial Crown Riddim)
Christopher Martin - Jah in It (Jah Blessings Riddim)
Loyal Flames -  Go Hard (Jah Blessings Riddim)
Silva MC - We see them (Max RubaDub Remix)
Jah Red Lion - Turn Up Di Bass
Skarra Mucci - Marihuana
Beenie Man and Skarra Mucci - Sunlight (Coolie Ghee Riddim)
Da Ville - The Deal (Coolie Ghee Riddim)
Masicka f/ Shanique Marie Addis Pablo - Lighters

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hold On / Undercover

A little walk through history of the stupendous output of early R'n'B shuffle, jazz, afro, bluebeat, ska and rocksteady that came outta from Jamaica from 1958 - 1969. A mixed bag selection wise, stuff I'm digging, some crucial rare business as well as some bonifide classics that defined reggae as we know it. The jazz side of things shows the class of musicians that formed the foundation of the Ska sound while the R&B and shuffle sounds borrowed heavily from the US mainland pop records and where given the Jamaican Rub. Wheeel up!

The Cyril X Diaz and His Orchestra - Tabu (1958)
The Wrigglers f/ Ernest Ranglin - Don't Touch Me Tomato (1958)
Denzil Laing and The Wrigglers - Bloodshot Eyes (1958)
Duke Reid's All Stars - Pink Lane Shuffle (1959)
Theophilus Beckford - Easy Snapping (1959)
Eric Grant Orchestra - Uncle Joe (1960)
Derrick Morgan - Fat Man (1960)
Don Drummond - Further East (1960)
Higgs and Wilson - Manny On (1960)
Roland Alphonso and Cecil Lloyd - Oceans 11 (1961)
The Jiving Juniors and Duke Reid - Lollipop Girl (1961)
The Folkes Brothers and Count Ossie Afro Combo - Oh Carolina (1961)
Neville Esson - Wicked And Dreadful (1961)
Clancy Eccles - Freedom (1961)
Lascelles Perkins, Clue J and His Blues Basters - Creation (1961)
The Jiving Junior, Hersan and His City Slickers - Hip Rub  (1961)
The Jiving Juniors - Sugar Dandy (1962)
Winston and Roy f/ Count Ossie and His Warrikas - Babylon Gone (1962)
Prince Buster - Creation (1963)
Justin Hinds and the Dominoes - Carry Go Bring Come (1963)
Ernest Ranglin - Surfin' (1964)
Tommy McCook and The Skatalites - Jazz Walking (1964)
Prince Buster and The All Stars - Al Capone (1964)
The Skatalites - Exodus (1965)
Prince Buster - And I Love Her (1965)
Jackie Opel - You're Too Bad (1965)
Jackie Opel - Shelter In The Storm (1965)
Lord Creator - King & Queen Babylon (1965)
Don Drummond - Don De Lion (1965)
Lord Creator - Come Down '68 + (1965)
Treasure Isle All Stars - Alley Cat Ska (1965)
Skatalites - Man In The Street (1965)
Tommy McCook - My True Confession (1966)
Hopeton Lewis - This Music Got Soul (1966)
Toots and the Maytals - Hold On (1966)
The Techniques - You Don't Care (1967)
Alton Ellis - Rocksteady (1967)
The Silvertones - Buddy Bum (1967)
The Melodians - You Have Caught Me  (1967)
Earl Lowe (Little Roy) - I Am Gonna Cool It (1967)
The Invaders - Sweet Soul Rocking (1968)
Winston Jarrett  - Ease Me Up Officer (1969)
Slim Smith and The Sensations - Born to Love You (1969)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

What may be my last post for a little bit (I'm expecting twins within the week, crazy I know), so please enjoy this one 'till I check back in. So here we have vintage sounding round-up of top roots and reggae tunes from the last bit. Some great tunes in here and a huuuuge list of comebacks on fresh 2014 relicks from the likes of Rod Taylor, Ranking Joe, Prince Alla, Third World, Brigadier Jerry, Cutty Ranks, Shabba, Peter Metro, Cornel Campbell, Puddy Roots, Echo Minott and Little John. Wicked new riddims from Mr Savona outta Australia, The Maxfeild Avenue is also a biggie, as well the wicked NZ produced Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim. New digital dub from Mungo's is dope, as is the fresh Curtis Lynch stuff, Dione Reid and Tuff Scout drop a fattie and lastly I had the run the wicked Kalbata and Mixmonster tunes again. Did someone say nappies?!

Rod Taylor - Mr Money Man (Mr Money Man Riddim)
Ranking Joe - Jah Children (Mr Money Man Riddim)
Little Roy - Disaster and Signs (Tuff Scout)
Prince Alla - Addis A Baba (A Living Riddim)
Sizzla - I'm Living (A Living Riddim)
Mista Savona - A Living Riddim (A Living Riddim)
Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal - Never Give Up Jah
Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal - Who Are You f/ Gappy Ranks
Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal - Run Come f/ Alborosie
Mr Benn f/ Champian - Everytime (Stars Riddim)
Third World and Capleton - Good Hearted People
Jah Bouks - No Slave (No More Slaving Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Selling Stories (No More Slaving Riddim)
Capleton - To Much Man a Dead (No More Slaving Riddim)
Maikal X - Real Friend (Maxfield Avenue Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - Perform and Done (Maxfield Avenue Riddim)
Anthony B - Build Back The Vibes (Maxfield Avenue Riddim)
Louie Culture - Judgement Fi Babylon (Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim) Reality Chant NZ Bo!
Hi Kee f/ Luciano and Brigadier Jerry- Babylon Your System Collapse (Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim)
Deadly Hunta - Give Thanks (Judgement Fi Babylon Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Greatest Creation (Greatest Creation Riddim)
Shabba Ranks  - Big Time Greatest (Greatest Creation Riddim)
Cutty Ranks - I Don't Believe It (Necessary Mayhem)
Mr Williamz - Ganja Palace (Necessary Mayhem)
Mr Williamz - Miss Brown (Necessary Mayhem)
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Peter Metro and Squiddly - Gunman Posse
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ YT - Serious Time
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Cornel Campbell - Jah Say Love
Dionne Reid - She Can't (Tuff Scout)
Dionne Reid - Dionne's Dub (Tuff Scout)
Solo Banton and Donovan Kingjay - Babylon Time (Babylon Time Riddim)
Deadly Hunta - Ghetto Youth In A Danger (Babylon Time Riddim)
Mungo's Hi Fi - Rules of the Dance
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Puddy Roots - Inna Skateland
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Echo Minott - Outta Road
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Little John - Prisoner in Love

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

African Roots w/ Undercover

A little selection of African inspired roots, or roughly! Pt1 / Pt2

Winston and Roy f/ Count Ossie and His Warrikas - Babylon Gone (1962)
Prince Buster - Soul Of Africa (1963)
Nora Dean - Ay Ay Ay (1970)
Tommy McCook - Jah I (1970)
Ethiopians - The Selah (1971)
Im and Count Ossie - Right On Rasta (1972)
Cyclones and Count Ossie - Meditation (1973)
Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation - Lumba (1973)
Bob Marley - African Herbsman (1973)
Abyssinians - Y Mas Gan (1973)
Zoot Simms - African Challenge (1974)
Cedric Im Brooks - Sabasi (1974)
Jackie Edwards - Wadada (1975)
The Abyssinians - Satta Massa Gana (1975)
The Mighty Diamonds - Eyes On Africa (1976)
Tommy McCook - Roots Of Africa (1976)
Earl Sixteen - Going To Africa (1976)
The Rebels - Rhodesia (1976)
African Brothers and King Tubby - Issachar Dub (1977)
Augustus Pablo - Addis-A-Baba (1977)
Augustus Pablo - East Africa (1977)
Cedric Im Brooks  - Give Rasta Glory (1977)
The Silvertones - African Dub (1977)
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Angolian Chant (1978)
Ras Micheal - Numbered Days (1978)
Sammy Dread and Scientist - African Girl and African Daughter (1978)
Carol Kalphat and Clint Eastwood - African Land (1978)
Dillinger - Addis Ababba Ethiopia (1978)
Sylvan White - Africans Unite (1978)
Jah Ruby and The Black Disciples - Free Rhodesia (1978)
Cedric Im Brooks - African Medley (1978)
Rod Taylor - Ethiopian King (1979)
The Heptones - An African Child (1979)
Don Carlos - Sweet Africa (1979)
Lone Ranger - Step It Inna Africa (197X)
Earl Sixteen and Mikey Dread - African Tribesman (1980)
Dub Specialist - Lagos (1980)
Dub Specialist - Cairo (1980)
Rod Taylor - Africa (198X)
Michael Prophet - Ethiopia (1982)
Freddie McGregor and Lone Ranger - Africa Here I Come (1982)
Wayne Jarrett - Holy Mount Zion (1982)
Wayne Jarrett - Moses (1983)
Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free (By 1983)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Swell Headed Riddim w/ Twice Nice and Undercover

Big Big Ups to long-time follower Twice Nice for this fine Swell Headed riddim rundown! Upon hearing the latest Kabaka tune, Twice emailed me some big tunes pon the riddim resulting in said post! We start with the ital Burning Spear original, followed by the Pablove Black instrumental classic, both from Coxsone Dodd at Studio One. A trend we will no doubt notice. The Revolutionaries picked up the riddim in 1976 and laid down a typically heavy militant roots version at Channel One while Deejays U Roy and Prince Far saw a good thing going and jumped on to voice. Rod Taylor and Black Solidarity blazed a steppers classic while Freddie McGregor recorded some prime 80s rub-a-dub on the Spiderman label. Come 1996 and the Dancehall era and we have Everton Blender flying the roots flag high and gives us nuff vibes. European crew Reggae On Top takes it inna millenium roots digital steppers territory with a big soundsystem dub to follow. And 42 years later we have the leading lights of Jamaican reggae Chronixx and Kabaka bring it back inna Channel One style. Bless. Riddim!

Burning Spear - Swell Headed - Studio One (1972)
Pablove Black - Push Pull - Studio One (1972)
The Revolutionaries - Swell Headed - Channel One (1976)
The Mighty Diamonds - Swell Headed Dubplate - Channel One (1976)
U Roy - Swell Head Skank - Channel One (1976)
Rod Taylor - The Lord Is My Light - Black Solidarity (1979)
Pablove Black - Dread Head - Studio One (1979)
Prince Far I - Give I Strength - Cry Tuff (1981)
Freddy McGregor - Never Get Away - Spiderman (1982)
Ernest Ranglin - Black Disciples - Island (1996)
Everton Blender - Live Up - How Yu fi Sey Dat (1996)
Barry Issac - Swell Headed - Reggae On Top (2000)
Reggae On Top All Stars - Swell Headed Dub - Reggae On Top (2000)
Chronixx - World Under Seige aka Di Youth Dem Freestyle - Roots Tribulation (2013)
Kabaka Pyramid and Equikoxx - Champion Sound - Channel One (2014)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Pictured L-R The New Jamaica Reggae Movement - Chronixx, Shaydi, Teflon, Protoje, Jah 9, Kabaka Pyramid, Kelissa, Dre Island and Jesse Royal.

It's been a while since i dropped some bangers! We start with a swag from Jamaica's brightest - Chronixx, Kabaka and Protoje strutting their stuff including the Chronixx's great new EP - The Dread and the Terrible and the maaad combination of Kabaka and Equinoxx ruling over some serious Channel One riddims. Riddimwise we have the Islababad, Rise Up, African Children, Gunman, Ba! Ba! Boom, Heaven Bless and Empty Bottle riddims. We wrap things up with a little dancehall biz from the one and only Busy Signal with some hip hop/dancehall bangers. Boom!

Raging Fyah - Sunshine
Chronixx - Rastaman Wheel Out
Chronixx - Iyah Walk
Chronixx - Capture Land
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble (Dub)
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Who Knows
Gappy Ranks f/ Morgan Heritage - False Promises
Jahdan Blakkamoore f/ Kabaka Pyramid - For the Children
Foresta f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Protoje - Quiet Thoughts
Kabaka Pyramid x Equikoxx x Channel One - Champion Sound
Kabaka Pyramid x Equikoxx x Channel One - Lively First
Mickey General - Jah Can Read Your Thoughts
Burro Banton f/ Cornel Campbell - Pressure
Sizzla - R#dical
Buju Banton - Suffer So
Exco Levi - Blood Tears
Mr. Williamz - Both Of Us
Buju Banton - Dem Lucky
Mr G and Vershon - Sound Ago Dead
Screechy Dan and Johnny Osbourne - My Sound Stands Alone
Agent Sasco - Mix Up
Randy Valentine f/ Lionheart - Sound The Alarm
Stephen Marley f/ Capleton - Rockstone
Capleton - Sell Out
Jamie Irie - We Run De Town
Busy Signal - Gyal Yuh Good
Busy Signal - Things Like Those
Busy Signal - Real Talk

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Old Timers w/ Undercover

Some old shizzle I've had on repeat of late, full spectrum. I've got around 1/2 of these tunes on vinyl, but there's a few rare bits I'd like to get in this lot!! We start with a few deep and dark rocksteady jams including as always some late 60s and early 70s Coxsone creme. We come again with The African Bros, The Silvertones, Rod Taylor and killer Wayne Jarrett peices including the heavy-as-lead Satta Dread. We get all early 80s on it it with some classic rub-a-dub riddims from Johnny O, Michael Palmer, Jah Thomas (pictured), Badoo, Toyan and my new discovery Puddy Roots. We finish with some UK roots biz including some classic Maxi Priest (thnx Twice!) and Black Slate. Wheeeeeel Up AGAIN!

The Paragons - Riding High On A Windy Day
Carlton and His Shoes - Love Me Forever
The Invaders - Sweet Soul Rocking
The Righteous Flames - You Don't Know
The Silvertones - I Want To Be There
Sugar Minott - Love Gonna Pack Up
The Uniques - You Don't Care For Me
Winston Jarrett and The Flames - Born to Be Loved
The Silvertones - Burning In My Soul
Wailing Souls - Trouble Maker
Prince Lincoln - True Experience
Lloyd Forrest - Where It's At
African Brothers - Party Night
Rod Taylor - The Lord Is My Light
Wayne Jarrett - Live on Jah
Wayne Jarrett - Satta Dread
Gregory Isaacs - Rock On
Rod Taylor f/ Prince Hammer - Brixton Trial and Crosses
The Mighty Diamonds - Eyes On Africa
Jackie Edwards - Wadada
The Gatherers - Words (Of My Mouth)
Freddie McKay - I'm A Free Man
Al Campbell - Soldier In Jah Army
The Gladiators - The Race
Tony Tuff - Do you hear
Johnny Osbourne - Over 31 Under 21
Johnny Osbourne - No Lollipop No Sweet So
Captain Sinbad - Fisherman Style
Michael Palmer - Pon Your Toe
Linval Thompson - Look How Me Sexy
Jah Thomas - Dance A Fi Cork
Badoo and Toyan - Rocking Of The Five Thousand
Puddy Roots - When I Release
Michael Palmer - Ghetto Dance
Barrington Levy - Captivity
Albert Griffiths and the Gladiators - Rise and Shine
Maxi Priest and Tippa Irie - Love In The Ghetto
Black Slate - Romans

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Dubstepper w/ Undercover

It's what everyone has been asking for - some odifferous dubstepper biznizz! Part1 /  Part2

Carleen Anderson - Bird In Flight
Addis Pablo - Wareika Mystic
Addis Pablo - Rockers International Version
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Echo Minott - Outta Road
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Puddy Roots - Inna Skateland
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Jah Thomas and Trinity - Worries in the Dancehall
Kalbata and Mixmonster f/ Mutabaruka - Same Thing Every Day
Kalbata and Mixmonster - CRB Version
Radikal Guru Echo Ranks -Warning!
Radikal Guru f/ Dan Man - Know Yourself
Radikal Guru f/ YT - Stay Calm
Radikal Guru - Wicked Dub
Cut La Vis f/ Mr Melody and Mystro - Little Way Different
Cut La Vis f/ Mr Melody and Mystro - Little Way Different (Wrongtom Remix)
Tour De Force f/ Johnny Osbourne - Soundboy Prayer
Tour De Force - Battle Cry
Tour De Force - Warmongers
Tippa Irie f/ Fogata Sounds - Loud & Clear (Dub Terminator Remix)
Sgt Juggler, Edi Fitzroy - Too Much Murder (Dub Terminator Remix)
Dub Terminator f/ Israel Starr - Large Up Like Sumo
Dub Terminator f/ Ras Stone - Bad Mind (Jstar Remix)
Dub Terminator - Rootstep Killah
Krak in Dub f/ Damian Marley - Make It Bun Dem (Fogata Sounds RMX)
E.M.M.A. f/ Rebel MC - Jahovia
Naram f/ Sammy Gold - Government Are Suck The Sufferers
Naram - Run Down The Dairy
Naram f/ Speng Bond - Big Brother
Naram f/ Jah Screechy - Mc Magic
Shanti D - Gun Shot (OBF x Part2style Exclusive)
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Divorce a l'italienne (Mungo's Hi-Fi Remix)
Mungo's Hi-Fi - Herbalist (Prince Fatty Mix)
Dirty Dubsters f/  Chip Fu & Screechy Dan - Chant Down Babylon (Jingbong Ting Dub)
Blend Mishkin f/ Peppery - Foundation Style
Mr Benn f/ Serocee - Rising Star (Jstar Remix)
Solo Banton and Spectacular - Dub It At Backyard
6Blocc - 2 Sounds
6Blocc - Badbwoy Inna Jungle
6Blocc - Leggo This One
6Blocc - Reggaematik Style (Tempo) 
Chopstick Dubplate f/ Dennis Brown and Mr Williamz - Have You Ever
Chopstick Dubplate f/ King Kong and Mr Williamz - Rumble Jumble Life
Busy Signal x Lorde - Well Prepared (Steezie Wonder Refix)

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Alrighty, some huuuge tunes starting to drop again - reggae is vibing on the vintage right now. Tarrus has dropped an amazing album teaming up with Dean Fraser as they mix big solid riddims with sweet lovers licks - all killer, no filler on that one - much in the same vein as the recent Shaggy and Bitty albums. Randy Valentine is one of my favorite vocalists right now and he's dropped some maad vintage styles to follow up on his No1 Station hit on Bring Back the Love. Addis Pablo is another youth hitting his straps and releasing his debut full length In My Fathers House - a nod towards his pa. A few solid melodic dub sonic booms in there. The latest crop of Roots Riddims drop including Jahdan, Pressure and Ziggi on Jah Warriah Riddim, Tarrus, Jah Cure and Christopher on Zion Train Riddim, Kabaka, Chronixx and Wayne Marshall on Cultivator Riddim and Jah Sun, Skarra Mucci and Lutan Fyah on Swing Easy Riddim. Going Home Riddim in a reload with Capleton and Pressure ramping things up while Rough Road gets a big combination style with Kabaka, Chronixx and Dre Island mashing that shit down. We finish up with some token dancehall with a killer version from Romain Virgo. Part 1 /  Part 2

Tarrus Riley - Love Situation  (Love Situation)
Tarrus Riley - Burning Desire  (Love Situation)
Tarrus Riley f/ Big Youth and Mr Cheeks - Five Days  (Love Situation)
Tarrus Riley - One Drop (Extended Remix)  (Love Situation)
Tarrus Riley f/ Dean Fraser - Cry No More (Love Situation)
Tarrus Riley - Cum Get Your Ish (Love Situation)
Randy Valentine - Memory Lane (Bring Back the Love)
Randy Valentine - Police and Bad Boy (Bring Back the Love)
Randy Valentine - Light It Up (Bring Back the Love)
Randy Valentine - Get ready (Bring Back the Love)
Randy Valentine - Foundation (Bring Back the Love)
Tanya Stephens - 140 Lbs of Love
Raging Fyah - Sunshine
Raging Fyah - Jah Glory
Shaun Escoffery - Trust Me (Natty Dread a Weh She Want - Tuff Scout)
Addis Pablo and Earl Sixteen - Evolution (In My Father's House)
Addis Pablo - In My Father's House (In My Father's House)
Addis Pablo f/ Sylford Walker - Gideon Rockers (In My Father's House)
Midnite f/ Lutan Fyah - When Jah Arise
Midnite f/ Pressure - Same I Ah One (Beauty for Ashes)
Midnite - This World Happened (Jah Warriah Riddim)
Jahdan Blaakamoore f/ Pressure - Cycles of Life (Jah Warriah Riddim)
Jah Mali - How U Ago (Jah Warriah Riddim)
Christopher Martin - My Kinda Girl (Zion Train Riddim)
Jah Cure - Zion Train (Zion Train Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - Liv Up (Zion Train Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - Herb Defenda (Cultivator Riddim)
Chronixx - Perfect Tree (Cultivator Riddim)
Wayne Marshall - The Boom Draw (Cultivator Riddim)
Mighty Mystic - Concrete World
Mighty Mystic - Cali Weed
KG Man f/ Boom Da Bash - Forward
G Mac - Angels Over Mi
Deliman - Still Blazin'
Jahdan Blakkamoore f/ Kabaka Pyramid - For The Children
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Who Knows
Lion D - The System (Swing Heavy Riddim)
Lutan Fyah - My Sound (Swing Heavy Riddim)
Skarra Mucci and Teacha Dee - Forward Inna Di Dance (Swing Heavy Riddim)
Capleton - Wah a Dem a Do (Going Home Riddim Reload)
Pressure -  Just Perfect (Going Home Riddim Reload)
Green Lion Crew f/ Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx and Dre Island - Rasta Rough Road Remix
Randy Valentine - Badman Lies  (Bring Back the Love)
Randy Valentine - Brixton Market  (Bring Back the Love)
Randy Valentine - Gallis Anthem  (Bring Back the Love)
Exco Levi - Cant Leave Out God (Poco Man Riddim)
Romain Virgo - Too Much Bull (Poco Man Riddim)
Assassin - Dem A Sprinkle Oil (Poco Man Riddim)
Junior Reid - Bubbler 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shell Down w/ Undercover

I'm certainly no expert on the trap music (with a reggae twist of course) scene and I'm sure I've missed more than a few underground bangers but THIS IS PARTY MUSIC NOW. Dope to see the Ghetto Youths camp jump on the JA dancehall/trap steez. Boom! (new link)

Major Lazer - Jah No Partial (So Shifty Dub)
Major Lazer f/ Flux Pavilion - Jah No Partial
DJ Shepdog - Marka Yardie
Dub Phizix and Skeptical - Marka
Stylo G - Call Me A Yardie (SoulForce RMX)
Dee Buzz f/ Leftside  - Turn Up 2013 (SoulForce RMX)
Stylo G f/ Sister Nancy
Stylo G - Badd
Stylo G - Soundbwoy
Stylo G - Soundbwoy (Di Genius remix)
Stylo G - Soundbwoy (The Heatwave Refix)
Mavado and Wyclef - Rihanna's Gun (Cris Cab Remix)
Riri, Notch and King Tech - Murder (Ri Ri remix)
Wayne Marshall, Aidonia, Assassin, I Octane,
Bounty Killer, Damian Marley and Vybz Kartel - Go Hard
Mitch - Burn It Down
Wax Wreckaz f/ Million Stylez - High Grade
Cham f/ Damian Marley - Fighter
Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and Spragga Benz - Bongo Nyah
Sean Paul f/ Damian Marley - Riot
The Partysquad - Lighterman (Jstar Bootleg)
Mr Lexx and Nikisha - TNGHT Riddim (The Heatwave Refix)
Major Lazer Busy Signal, The Flexican and FS Green - Watch Out For This (Bumaye)
Major lazer f/ TOK - Shell It Down (Bumaye)
Major Lazer - Playground (So Shifty Dub)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Part 1
Bitty McLean - Right Fight
Bitty McLean - It's Running Over
Bitty McLean - Brotherman
Bitty McLean - Back Weh
Black Uhuru f/ Chronnix - I Love King Selassie
Black Uhuru f/ Chronnix - I Love King Selassie Version
Midnite f/ Pressure - Same I Ah One
Busy Signal f/ RC - Dreams Of Brighter Days
Beres Hammond - In My Arms
Maxi Priest - Easy To Love
Kabaka Pyramid - Sun Rising (Take My Hand Riddim)
Luciano - Take My Hand Oh Jah (Take My Hand Riddim)
Luciano f/ Dub-Terian - Tribute To Dennis Brown
The Mighty Diamonds - Them Free the Sess Abroad (Dub Mix)
Luciano f/ Louie Culture - Reload
Exco Levi - 30 Piece Of Gold
Robert Dallas  - To the Foundation (Have U Ever Riddim)
Eccleton Jarrett - Nah Lose No War (Have U Ever Riddim)
Robert Lee - Warrior (Have U Ever Riddim)
Trilla U - Anything (Jamrock Riddim)
Delly Ranx - Puppy Love (Jamrock Riddim)
Lutan Fyah - Nuh Cross Mi Line (Jamrock Riddim)
Pad Anthony  - Know Jah (Reggae Jam Riddim)
Randy Valentine - Be A Rebel (Reggae Jam Riddim)

Part 2
Busy Signal - Well Prepared (Royals Riddim)
Demarco - Loyals (Royals Riddim)
Jah Cure - Territory (Militancy Riddim)
Protoje - Resist No Evil (Militancy Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - The Revival (Militancy Riddim)
Dre Island - Updown Downtown  (Militancy Riddim)
Busy Signal f/ Exco Levi - Wicked Evil Man (Going Home Riddim)
Bobby Hustle - The Hunted (Going Home Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Free My Chains (Going Home Riddim)
Chino - Larger Than Life (Going Home Riddim)
Randy Valentine - Blaze It
Damian Marley - Gunman World
Smif-n-Wessun f/ Jr Kelly - Born and Raised
Ziggy Marley f/ U-Roy - Fly Rasta
Agent Sasco - Think That You Don't Need Me (Casiotone Riddim)
Teacha Dee - One Champion (Casiotone Riddim)
Jessie James - Born Warrior (Casiotone Riddim)
Junior X - Conqueror  (Casiotone Riddim)
Red Fox f/ Samira - Get Down On It (Madskull Riddim)
Cali P - Hook Up (Madskull Riddim)
Million Stylez - Jellyfish (Madskull Riddim)
Unga Barunga f/ Iba Mahr and Ras Penco  - Sound The Trumpet