Monday, December 21, 2015

Dubbers w/ Undercover

The sound of the echo, the drum, the bass, the melodica and the dub effects. Mellow to dubbed out riddims to steppers to dubstepper!

Randy Valentine - Dub Is The Answer (Joe Ariwa Dub Version)
Suns of Dub - Far East Median (feat. Addis Pablo)
Alborosie Meets King Jammy - Iron Throne Dub
Mad Professor and Prince Fatty f/ Winston Francis - Devil Dub
Mad Professor - Dub Revolution
Mad Professor - Idi Amin Dub
Addis Pablo - RFID Chip
GrassPiece Productions - Road Code Version
Marshall Neeko - Don't Stop The Dub
Turbulence - Triumphantly (in Dub)
Talawa Reggae Army - Ganja Dub
I Kong - Guiding Dub
Alborosie Meets King Jammy f/  Errol Dunkley - Dub Cinderella
Micah Shemaiah - Black Black
Iba Mahr - Travellin' Dub (Umberto Echo Dubmix)
Inner Circle f/ Chronixx and Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard (Dub)
Sista Gracy f/ Sugar Minott - My Praises (Umberto Echo Dubmix)
Dubmatix f/ Eek-A-Mouse  - Pull Up Selector (Umberto Echo Remix)
Royal Order Music - Social Dub (Loud City Mix)
Retro Locks Riddim 
Addis Pablo - Azania Rock
Green Lion Crew f/ Mikey General and Mr Williamz - Steam and Chant Dub 
Green Lion Crew f/ King Mas - Rise Up Dub
Sizzla and Suns of Dub - Dub Dem
Mad Professor f/ Earl 16 - Marijuana Dub
Dub All Sense f/ Mr Williamz, Longfingah - Haffi Bun
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ YT and Johnny Osbourne - No Wata Down Ting
Matthew McAnuff - Be Carefull (Daddy Vad Rmx)
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Cornel Campbell - Jah Say Love (Casio Love Remix)
Brother Culture and Manasseh - Sound Killer (Dub Version)
Earl16 - Move The Barriers
Linval Thompson - Dreader Than Dread
Million Stylez - Conquering Lion (Jonahgold Dub Remix)
Vibronics - Strength and Power
Dub Terminator and Ras Stone - Forward
Paolo Baldini DubFiles - Dubshine
Sizzla - Dubshine
Sizzla - Solid as a Rock (Escape Roots Remix)
Ninja Man - Murder Dem (Token Selekta Remix)
Congo Natty f/ Nanci Correia, Daddy Freddy and Phoebe - Get Ready VIP
Congo Natty f/ Nanci and Phoebe - Notorious
Congo Natty - UK All Stars In Dub (Adrian Sherwood Remix)
Congo Natty - Nu Beginnlngz (Jinx in Dub Steppa Remix)


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Summer Beets 2015 w Undercover

What I will be listening to over the Southern Hemisphere summer break for sure.

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Qu@ntic - Latitude
Hiatus Kaiyote - Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
FKJ f/ Tom Bailey - Drops
Waju & Garimastah - Alive f/ Muc J
The Internet - Girl f/ Kaytranada
Lianne La Havas - Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)
The Internet - Under Control
Erykah Badu f/ Andre 3000 - Hello
Jill Scott - Fool's Gold
Suede Jury and Chris Turner f/ Chris Faust - Soul Child
Miles Bonny - Sunny
Billy Cole - Mystic Mood
Jazz Spastiks - Jazzspormers
Shaolin Jazz - Curious Morning
FKJ - Instant Need
Bobby Caldwell and Jack Splash f/ Jessie Ware - Break Away
Mark de Clive-Lowe - Brukstep (Atjazz Astro Remix)
Temptations - Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV - JumpWorkShakeMove
Clive Bradley and The Bradley Band - Party on the Block
Boogaloo Assassins - No No No
Speedometer - Happy
Shaolin Jazz - The Shimmey Roll
$hang - Bet
TyM f/ Rome Fortune - Benjiminz
The Weeknd - The Hills
TyM - Boo Boo Mobile
Major Lazer - Lean On f/ Mo And DJ Snake
Erykah Badu - Phone Down
Bonikowski - Untitled

Big Tunes w Undercover

Scan down this list and ask yourself what year is this? That's right it's 2015 and the reggae revival is in full force. We have Chronixx dropping a huge summer anthem on a nice sweet version of Prison Oval Rock as well as remakes of Every Tounge Shall Tell, Cuss Cuss, Billy Jean and Queen of the Minstrels riddims. We have Black Scorpio back in effect, as well as Yellowman, Purpleman and Beenie Man. Freddie, Cornell, Horace Andy, Lone Ranger, Johnny Clark, Trinity and Top Cat. Youth, you better pick up your game cos these veterans are gonna school you come 2016!

Chronixx - Spanish Town Rocking
Chronixx - Prayer
Tarrus Riley and Kabaka Pyramid - Repatriate
Jesse Royal - Wadada
Shuga, Lone Ranger and Horace Andy - Every Tongue Shall Tell
Lee Perry - Never Stop Never Flop (Never Stop Riddim)
Trinity - Rock Ina Dancehall (Cuss Cuss Riddim)
Joseph Cotton - Dancehall Connection (Cuss Cuss Riddim)
Linval Thompson - Ganja Man (Cuss Cuss Riddim)
Cornel Campbell - God Made Man To Stand For Himself (Billy Jean Riddim)
Top Cat - Ganja Alone (Billy Jean Riddim)
Patrick Antony Tenyue - Jazzy Jean (Billy Jean Riddim)
Matic Horns - TV Theme (Billy Jean Riddim)
Purpleman - Go General (Minstrel Riddim)
Predator Dub Assassins - Humbleness  Dub (Minstrel Riddim)
Echo Minott - Lazy Body (Lazy Body Riddim)
Johnny Clark - Black Scorpio Music (Lazy Body Riddim)
Yellow Man - Going to the Chapel (Lazy Body Riddim)
Junior Reid - Music Is Magic (Magic Moment Riddim)
Beenie Man - Jump Up (Remix) (Magic Moment Riddim)
Don Minott - Time and Space (No Ordinary Love Riddim)
Kristine Alecia - Fredom Fighters
Freddie McGregor - What You Gonna Do
Iba Mahr - Sound a Alarm
Iba Mahr - Travelling
Iba Mahr -  Haile
Yaadcore and Chronixx  - Perfect Tree Dubplate Remix


Monday, November 2, 2015

Nuff Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Israel Starr - Undying
Israel Starr - Do for Love
Tanto Metro and Devonte - Request
Randy Valentine - I Can Love You Better
Ninja Man - Last Night
Macka B - Complaining
Macka B - Rasta Tell Dem
Macka B -Iternal Love
Macka B - Fire
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Slavery Days
Suns of Dub f/ Jah Bami - Unconditional Love (Harrar Love)
King Mas - Zombie Apocalypse
Brimstone - Foreign Nuh Easy
The Viceroys - Get To Know
Luciano - His Imperial Majesty
Tuff Like Iron - Orange Peel
Jah 9 - The Marijuana
Tuff Like Iron - Tuff Likke Iron
Fyakin f/ Chris Matic - Revelation
Mortimer - Warning
Micah Shemaiah - Black Black
Chronixx - Dread
Jah9 - Fire (Fire Riddim)
Micah Shemaiah - Rasta Live (Fire Riddim)
Addis Pablo - Far East Rasta (Fire Riddim)
Kazam Davis - Ham, Shem  and Japeth (Rock Dem Riddim)
Infinite - Everyone Irie (Rock Dem Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Glory of the King (Social Riddim)
J Boog f/ Sizzla - Stand Firm (Social Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Story About Marvin (Social Riddim)
Keida - Mad World (Social Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Worries Tonight (The Armour Riddim)
Exco Levi - Yardman (The Armour Riddim)
Ras Demo - Sekkle Up The Score (The Armour Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - We Want Better (The Armour Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Picture On The Wall (The Armour Riddim)
Jah Vinci - Kings Highway
Million Stylez f/ Peetah Morgan - Never Conquer I
Raging Fyah - Long Road To Travel
Sizzla and Suns of Dub - Jah Jah Solve Dem
Dirty Dubsters f/ Chip Fu and Screechy Dan - Big Sound
Anthony B f/ Sizzla, Capleton and Jah Clarity - Best Of The Best
Kabaka Pyramid f/ Italo Skarcha - Pon Di Wings
Yung Jr f/ Cali P - Want No War
Chino - Zion Step
Dre Island - M16
R.C - The Only Way Is Working Hard
Romain Virgo f/ Agent Sasco - Fade Away
Marla Brown f/ Kabaka Pyramid - Hunt You Down
House Of Shem - Jah Love (Yemisi Riddim)
J Boog f/ Irie Love - Been So Long (Yemisi Riddim)
Dmedz - Champion
Million Stylez f/ Mr Williamz - Can't Stop The Youth
Little Kirk - Foundation (Radikaly Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - No Cliche (Radikaly Riddim)
Million Stylez f/ Rebellious - Inna Di Vibez (Radikaly Riddim)
Exile Di Brave - Talk It Like (Radikaly Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Babylon Debating
Junior Cat - See Di Bobo Dread
Face and Sheenyboo - Dangerous
Ninjaman - Revolutionary A.K.A Put It On
Chino - Pray Fi Mi Enemies (Ready Or Not Riddim)
Elephant Man - Not A Game (Ready Or Not Riddim)
Snypa Kyng - How We Tep (Ready Or Not Riddim)
Supa Squad - Nuh Follow Dem

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

He Prayed - Joe Frazer - Dub Organiser Riddim w/ Twice and Undercover

50 tunes, 43 years, 28 labels, 3 names, 1 riddim. Burning Spear originated the riddim for his classic He Prayed on Studio One for Coxsone Dodd around 1972 and was released in 73. It must have made waves as Coxsone's right hand man Lee Perry then versioned a riddim with Dillinger called Dub Organiser to entice Coxsone counter with a Dennis Alcapone dubbing the original Burning Spear and releasing it as Joe Frazier. Joe Gibbs came into the rumble to drop a version with Big Youth in Foreman vs Frazer and even Augustus Pablo got in on the action with his own Dub Organiser. Hence the multiple names for this riddim. Versions started to flow with crucial tunes from Winston Jarrett, Prince Hammer, Trinity and Prince Far I before Johnny Osbourne had his massive hit Ice Cream Love in 1980 on Volcano/Greensleeves and of course Scientist's remarkable dubwise version Extra Time 1 off his Wins The Worldcup. What followed was a remarkable metamorphasis of the riddim, sometimes a likkle bit of Joe Frazier, sometimes a likkle bit of Dub Organiser, and sometimes a likkle bit of He Prayed but all with that distinctive dum, dum...dum, dum, dum sample. Come the mid 80s and 90s the digital tempo increased with tunes dropping on Sinbad, Hi Power, Prince Jammys and Roofman International and Digital B labels. Come the early 2000s and Massive B and Black Arrow relick it inna digital roots style before Sinead and Sly and Robbie get their hands on it (it's OK!) and recently Phenomenon by Kabaka and Digital B, nearly 20years after Boobby Konders first touched it and 43 years after Burning Spear laid down his first verses for Coxsone. Thanks to Twice for kicking this one off and hooking us all with the goods. Part 1. Part 2.

Burning Spear - He Prayed aka Joe Frazier (1972) Iron Side
Reuben Alexander - Happy Valley (1972) Studio One
Dillinger and the Upsetters - Dub Organiser (1973) Perry
Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters - Scratch the Dub Organiser (1973) Perry
Dennis Alcapone - Joe Frazier (1973) Iron Side
Big Youth - Foreman vs. Frazier (1973) Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs and Errol T - He Prayed Dub (1973) Joe Gibbs
Augustus Pablo - Dub Organizer (1973) Impact
Trinity - Mohammed Ali (1977) Joe Gibbs
Righteous Flames - Solid Foundation Version (1978) Studio One
Ranking Joe - A Dread Earthquake (1978) Greensleeves
Prince Far I - Natty Champion (1980) Trojan
Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love (1980) Volcano
Prince Hammer f/ Rod Taylor - Words of Parables (1981) Belva Sound
Prince Hammer - Brixton Trial and Crosses (1981) Belva Sound
Toyan - Children Children (1981) Greensleeves
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Young Lover (1981)Volcano
Carlton Livingston and Lone Ranger - You Make Your Mistake (1981) Techniques
Scientist - Extra Time 1 (1982) Greensleeves
Ranking Toyan - Pretty Face (1983) Midnight Rock
Mad Professor - The Drum Shot (1983) Ariwa
Half Pint - Puchie Lou (1983) Prince Jammy$
Barrington Levy - Misunderstanding (1984) Power House
Anthony Johnson - Reggae Feelings (1984) Vista Sounds
Burning Spear - He Prayed - 12 inch (1984)
Burning Spear - He Prayed Live Utrecht Holland (15/02/1984)
Puddy Roots - When I Release (1985) Redman International
Puddy Roots - When I Release Version (1985) Redman International
Cocoa Tea and Ninjaman - Dirt Heart (1991) Mr Doo
Johnny Osbourne - No Ice Cream Sound (1992) Prince Jammy$
Cobra - Original Kill and Nuh Run (1992) Sinbad
Determine - Zion Is Calling (1993) Roof International
Yami Bolo - Confrontation (1993) Roof International
Half Pint - Love Zone (1993) Roof International
Singing Melody - Dub Plate To a Soundboy (1994) Roof International
Sizzla - Too Much To Bear (1997) Digital B Records
Tony Curtis - My Lady In Red (1998) Greensleeves
Gregory Isaacs - Nice Me Up (1998) Hi Power
Morgan Heritage - Heat of the Battle (1999) Massive B
King Kong - Jah's My Best Friend (1999) Massive B
Morgan Heritage - Dem Man Deh (2003) Black Arrow
Al Campbell - Never Give Up (2003) Black Arrow
Chuck Fender - Oh Jah Jah (2003) Black Arrow
Gussie P - Joe Frazier Dub (2003) Black Arrow
Louie Culture - World Police (2003) Cousins
SinĂ©ad O'Connor and Sly and Robbie - He Prayed (2005)
Sizzla - Black Man In The White House (2009) Greensleeves
Delly Ranx - Ice Cream Love (2009) Itation Records
Perfect - Rasta Dub Plate (2011) Chalice Palace
Kabaka Pyramid - Phenomenon (2015) Digital B Records

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Crucial Roots w Undercover

The biz that's in my head at the moment, hope it's in yours soon. Crucial roots and rubadub, dub and steppers, wild b sides and unreleased dubs and rare deejay classics for your perusal. Appreciating Leroy Brown of late, those Colour Barrier dubs are heavy! Wheeellll up!

Leroy Brown - Fades Away
King Miguel - Town Talk
Winston Jarrett - You Don't Know
Lloyd Young - Call Your Mama
Lee Francis - Rising Of Another
Big Youth - Facts Of Life
Phil Phatt - Do His Will
Lopez Walker - Did I Remember
Joe Higgs - Let Us Do Something
Dizzy w/ The Soul Syndicate - Riot
Cornel Campbell w/ The Eternals - You're No Good
Lloyd Parks - Ordinary Man
Bim Sherman - Golden Locks
Bim Sherman - Golden Locks Dub
Cornell Campbell - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah
Hux Brown - Drugs Man
Leroy Brown - Blood A Go Run
Leroy Brown - Color Barrier (Horns Version)
Leroy Brown - Money Barrier (Horns Version)
Clive Hunt - Super Cool
Willi Williams - Rally
Hugh Mundell - Can't Pop No Style
Junior Delgado - Love Tickles Like Magic
Scientist - The Hermit
Cultural Roots - Hell A Go Pop
Keith Hudson - I'm All Right
Big Youth - Half Ounce
Yabby You and The Prophets - Thirty Pieces Of Silver
Revolutionaries - Semi Classical Natty Dub
Prince Jammy - Crucial Dub
Barry Biggs and Tommy McCook - Tapetone Special

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Soul Beat w/ Undercover

Forming in the early 60s and enjoying early success for Coxsone and latterly Leslie Kong and Sonia Pottinger where the sensational Gaylads. Up there with, if not the best vocal trios of the ska and rocksteady era. Featuring BB Seaton, Winston Delano Stewart and the recently passed Maurice Roberts (RIP), with BB and Maurice also recording as The Conscious Minds. More proper rocksteady. Link

The Gaylads - Hill and Gully
The Gaylads - Sounds of Africa
The Gaylads - Gal and Boy
Lee Perry and The Gaylads - Run Rudies Run
The Gaylads - Only You
The Gaylads - Lady With The Red Dress
The Gaylads - Stop Making Love
The Gaylads - You Can't Get Away
The Gaylads - Seven In One Medley
The Gaylads - I Don't Care
The Gaylads - Cold and Lonely In The Night
The Gaylads -Souls Sister
The Gaylads - My Jamaican Girl
The Gaylads - The Soul Beat
The Gaylads - Tears from my Eyes
Fred Bryan and The Gaylads - Welcome To Are Land
The Gaylads - Lonely Girl
The Gaylads - Hard to Confess
The Gaylads - There's a Fire
The Gaylads - I Need Your Loving
The Gaylads - If You Knew
The Gaylads - Peculiar Man
The Gaylads - Red Rose
The Gaylads - Last Time
Slim Smith and The Gaylads - You Don't Care
The Gaylads - People Crying
The Gaylads - Festival Day
The Gaylads - Fire and Rain
Conscious Minds - Suffering Through the Land
Conscious Minds - Brainwash
Conscious Minds - Hotter the Battle
Joe White - Give Thanks
The Gaylads - Come Running Back
The Gaylads - Youths of Tomorrow
The Gaylads - Slipping & Sliding
The Gaylads and Brentford Disco Set - Joy In The Morning
The Gaylads and Black Roots Players - Ho what A Situation~Situation Dub

Monday, August 17, 2015

Revivalist w/ Undercover

Reggae will never die. With the amount of samples and riddims to rework it will keep on trucking. It used to be ska, rocksteady and roots getting the rework but now 80s roots rub a dub and digital dancehall getting the treatment of late. They are even sampling sampled samples. Go figure.

Prince Buster - Girl, Answer to Your Name
Protoje - Answer To Your Name
The Silvertones - Smile
Jesse Royal - Butterfly
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes
Judah Eskender Tafari - Danger In Your Eyes
The Twinkle Brothers - Since I Threw the Comb
Exco Levi - Since I Threw the Comb
Black Uhuru - General Penitentiary
Exco Levi - General Penitentiary
Black Uhuru - I Love King Selassie
Chronixx and Black Uhuru - I Love King Selassie
The Abyssinians - Yim Mas Gan
Third World - Yim Mas Gan (Let Him Be Praised)
Prince Far I - Back Weh
Micah Shemaiah - Dread At the Control
Pablo Moses - A Song
Protoje - Criminal
Zap Pow - Bubblin' Over
Protoje - Bubblin'
Anthony Johnson - Sound Clash
Protoje - Sudden Flight
Barrington Levy - Murderer In Dub
Gappy Ranks - Them a Murderer
Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard
Chronixx f/ Inner Circle - Tenement Yard (News Carryin' Dread)
Jesse Royal - Ghetto Girl
O'Neil Dyer - Apartment
Jah9 - Steamers A Bubble
Erroll Dunkley - Black Cinderella
Augustus Pablo - Cinderella In Black
Protoje - Black Cinderella
Aswad - Dub Fire
Keznamdi - Grade
Jah Mali - El Shaddai
Exco Levi - El Shaddai
Garnet Silk - Keep Them Talking
Masicka - Keep Them Talking
Tenor Saw - Golden Hen
Aidonia - 80's Dancehall
Half Pint - Greetings
Busy Signal - Greetings (Ribbidibbi)

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Friday, August 14, 2015

In Times of Trouble w/ Freddie Mckay

Impeccable music here. No fuss, no fanfare. Freddie is one of my favourite foundation vocalists. He is so smooth yet gravelly from rocksteady to lovers to heavy as lead roots. He always voiced the heaviest riddims and his albums are full of stepping cuts with tuff Tubby dubs. A few recuts of his classics inna tempo change too, interesting to listen to side by side.


Love Is A Treasure
Father Will Cut You Off (Version)
Open Up Your Door
When I Am Gray
Picture On The Wall
Since I Met You
Go On This Way
Darling Ooh
Tear Drops
Tears Won't Help
Lonely Man
Lonely Man
Just A Little Bit
Won't Get Away
Our Rendevous
I'm A Free Man
I'm A Free Man
Sanctic Special
Creation Rebel
Jah Man
Nah Mek It Look So
Guide Us Jah Jah
La La Bye Woman
Rock A Bye Woman (Extended)
Rock A Bye Dub
Harsh Words
Black Beauty
Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
In Times of Troubles (Extended)
In Times of Dub
Cool Down Your Temper
Inna Mi Yard
Another Weekend (Extended)
Take My Hands Oh Jah
Where Have You Been
How Could I Leave
How Could I Leave Dub
Jah Love I (Extended)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Biim! Small but big. Micah Shemaiah - doing it for me again and again and again, as does Samory I and the Zeen riddim - an oldie but that one is on repeat! Kabaka has a massive tune with Digital B and comebacks from Mad Cobra, Pinchers, Bounty Killer, Third World and Inner Circle are all more than welcome....Wheel Up!

Another link, recompressed and uploaded Here.

Mad Cobra - Jezibel
Kayla Bliss - Red Hott
Inner Circle f/ Kabaka Pyramid - We The People
Micah Shemaiah f/ Exile Di Brave - Eezy Breezy
Israel Starr f/ Awa & Lion Rezz - Long White Cloud
Third World - Yim Mas Gan (Let Him Be Praised)
Micah Shemaiah f/ Nicole Miller - Truths and Rights
Micah Shemaiah - Dread On Yah
Micah Shemaiah - Original Dread
The Gideon - Roots Rock
Selah - Haile Jah
Nelly Stharre - Find Your Roots
Racquel Jones - Wonder When
Samory I - Take Me Oh Jah
Jesse Royal - Cops and Robbers
Micah Shemaiah and Rassy Hardnocks - Legal
Pinchers and Bounty Killer - Don't Get Weary
Kabaka Pyramid - Phenomenon
Jah Sun - Resistance
Yung JR - General
Kazam Davis - One Way
Kazam Davis - What Kind of World
Eek A Mouse f/ Dennis Brown - Trading Guns For Weed
Sizzla and Suns of Dub - Jah Jah Solve Dem
Morgan Heritage f/ Bobby Lee - We Are Warriors
The Gideon - Highest
Keznamdi - Ganja Man (Classic Man Refix)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Spy Who Killed Me w Undercover

Back by popular demand is The Spy Who Killed Me! I'm a huge fan of the spy and espionage genre be it a movie, book or ska! And unlikely as it was, Jamaica was a common setting for many a Bond movie. So you can see the connection with reggae with no shortage of Bond homages and theme covers. Some just have the mystical thriller vibe, others are uptown and you could imagine James Bond sipping Martini's, tuning girls poolside at The Jamaican Hilton. The tunes are killer, Bond would be proud.

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Mighty Sparrow & Byron Lee - Theme from Dr. Zhivago
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Goldfinger
Prince Buster - Seven Wonders of the World
Roland Alphonso - From Russia With Love
Don Drummond - Far East
Lester Sterling and The Skatalites - Air Raid Shelter
The Skatalites - Fidel Castro
Tommy McCook - Silver Dollar
The Skatalites - Ska La Parisienne
Ernest Ranglin - La Bostelle
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Reggae Merengue
The Mighty Sparrow - Russian Satellite
Young Growler - Pussy Galore
Bobby Aitken - Skaramouche
The Soul Brothers - 007
Roland Alphonso and The Skatalites - James Bond
Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers - James Bond
The Soul Brothers - James Bond Girl
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
Bobby Aitken - Thunderball
The Soul Brothers - Thunderball
Tommy McCook - Liquidator
Tommy McCook - Dr. No Go
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Live And Let Die
The Upsetters - Man from M.I.5
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars And Bonds
Ansel Collins - Secret Weapon
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra - Mission Impossible
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Our Man Flint
Lynn Taitt and The Jets - El Casino Royale
Sound Dimension - Jamaica Underground
Lyn Taitt and The Jets - I Spy
The Techniques w/ Winston Wright - Top Secret
Lloyd Young and Augustus Pablo - Our Man Flint
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Beruit
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Top Secret
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Wild Bunch
Tommy McCook and The Upsetters - Cloak and Dagger
The Aggravators - Big Job
The Revolutionaries - Secret Agent
Linval Thompson - I Spy
Robert Lee - I Spy

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Straight fire....!

Lil Hitt feat. Gramm and Sweezy Mac - Baddmon's World

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Big Tunes w Undercover

Time flys huh! Better post these freshies before they get stale. Bim!

New #2 link up, the crew at Skarra Mucci HQ raised concerns with their tune. However you now get an extended run of the On The Corner riddim with big, big tunes from Jesse and Chronixx! Boom. I know what I prefer.


Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison - When It's Right
Pam Hall f/ Tappa Zukie - Freedom Song (Remix)
AJ Brown and Sadiki - Party Tun Up (Club Mix)
Alaine f/ Tarrus Riley - Sugar Love
Alaine - Ain't No Sunshine
Keida - Mad World
Samory I - Take Me Oh Jah
Micah Shemaiah and Rassy Hardnocks - Legal
Riddim Colony f/ Micah Shemaiah - Lion's Way
Randy Valentine - The Question
Randy Valentine - Wake The Town
Jesse Royal  - Finally
Richie Campbell f/ Jesse Royal - That's Not Mine
The Gideon - Roots Rock Reggae
Chronixx - Play Some Roots
Shaggy - Don't Stop
Eek A Mouse f/ Dennis Brown - Trading Guns For Weed
Judah Eskender Tafari - Danger In Your Eyes
Sr Wilson - In Your Eyes
Courtney Melody - Gideon Soldier
Nico - Reggae Music So Nice
Mitch - These Are The Needs
Mykal Rose - Give A Thanks
Ward 21 - Pass Me The Grades
Jah Mason - So Much Trouble
Chronixx - Plant It
J Boog - Amsterdam
Ziggi Recado - Wolves
Morgan Heritage f/ Chronixx - Child of Jah
Morgan Heritage - Strictly Roots
Morgan Heritage f/ Jo Mersa Marley - Light It Up
Black Am I - Ways And Works
Damian Marley - On The Corner Dub
Jesse Royal - Cool and Deadly
Julian Marley - Lemme Go
Chronixx - Ghetto People
Iba Mahr - Talk If Dem Want
Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done
Tarrus Riley f/ Mad Cobra, Ninja Man and Joe Lickshot - Dub pirate
Buju Banton and Assassin - Those Dayz
Skarra Mucci - Dem Ah Fraud
Million Stylez f/ Richie Riott - Gimmi di vapor Remix
Katy Tiz f/ Shaggy and Inner Circle - Jus' Whistle (While You Work It) [Remix]
Stephen Ragga Marley f/ Bounty Killer and Cobra - Ghetto Boy
Jah 9 and Puraman f/ Sheldon 'Atiiba' Bernard - Revolution Lullaby

Friday, May 8, 2015

Chuggers w/ Undercover

This selection is going out to the one like DJ Dubhead. He's invited me to play of late, we have shared music, played vinyl together and he has given me his infectious boss rocksteady vibe! You can check Dubhead every week on 95bfm (Auckland, New Zealand) where he has been schooling everyone, (including myself) with 20 years of continuous radio play and reggae promotion. Also catch him live around Auckland City on a weekly basis up at Verona with the one like Stinky Jim, another Auckland reggae staltwart. Podcast of Dubheads shows here, check for sure.

Joe Higgs - I Am The Song My Enemies Sing
Prince Buster - And I Love Her
The Gaylads - Gal and Boy
Prince Buster - Girl, Answer to Your Name
Lyn Taitt and the Comets - Storm Warning
The Pioneers - I'm Moving On
The Maytals - Night And Day
Andy Capp - The Law
The Pioneers - Love Love Everyday
Joe Higgs - You Hurt My Soul
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
Alton Ellis - Play it Cool (aka Rock On Time)
Lord Creator - Unfaithful Baby
Slim Smith - Sitting In The Park
The Maytals - Hold On
Tony Scott - What Am I To Do
The Enforcers - Musical Fever
Jackie Robinson - Over And Over
Claudette and The Corparation - Skinheads A Bash Them
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Orange Street
The Gaylads - The Soul Beat
Lynn Taitt and The Jets - Soul Slide
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Reggae Merengue
The Gaytones - Gladness
The Tennors - Smile (My Baby)
The Mellotones - Feel Good
Dizzy and The Soul Syndicate - Riot
Hux Brown - Drugs Man
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Ode to Billy Joe
The Carribeans - Let Me Walk By
Slim Smith - This Feeling
Tomorrow's Children - Bang Bang Rock Steady
The Paragons, Lynn Taitt and The Jets - We Were Meant To Be
Lynn Taitt and The Jets - Why Am I Treated So Bad?
Hopeton Lewis - I Don't Want Trouble
Slim Smith - Turning Point
The Creations - Holding Out
Sir Harry - Musical Rights
Hopeton Lewis - A De Pon Dem
Alton Ellis - If I Ruled The World
The Clarendonians - Night Owl (Extended)
Jackie Mittoo - Sidewalk Doctor (Extended)
Tommy McCook - Jamaican Bolero (Extended)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Big Tunes w Undercover

Tunes, big tunes, good tunes, new tunes, new riddims, new versions, new artists, old artists, old riddims, old styles, old school. Bless.

Israel Starr - Do For Love (Waterhouse Rock Riddim)
Assassin - Country Bus (Country Bus Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Generation (Old Fashion Riddim)
RC Aka Righteous Child - Can't Bridge My Defense (Ram Jam Riddim)
Protoje - Sudden Flight (Gunshot Riddim)
Protoje - All Will Have To Change
Protoje - Criminal
Mellow Mood f/ Hempress Sativa & Forelock - Inna Jamaica Pt.2
Sister Nancy - The Handle
Randy Valentine - Black Cinderella
Alborosie Meets King Jammy - Dub Cinderella
Mark Wonder - Hail Jah
Mark Wonder - Rebels
Dre Island - On Time (Retro Lock Riddim)
Naptali f/ Arofat - Nuh Partial (Retro Lock Riddim)
Marla Brown - Better Days (Smart Riddim)
Gappy Ranks f/ Torch - Barefoot  (Smart Riddim)
Exco Levi - Since I Throw the Comb (Since I Throw the Comb Riddim)
Exco Levi - Call On His Man
Exco Levi - City Life (9.58 Riddim)
Exco Levi f/ Jahmali - El Shaddai (El Shaddai Riddim)
Exco Levi - Suffering Man

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jamaican Roots w Undercover

I've gone off the whole Euro reggae sound of late. The riddims and vocals just have that 'Euro digital roots dancehall sound' that well just sounds a bit tired (soz) it's all about the Jamaican sound for me! This was gonna start off as a 'Three the Hardway' type mix, but I just kept adding nuff top JA (and US) artists to the combo until it got a bit silly. The reggae revival is bubbling long nicely at the moment...yes indeedy. I have a dream. A dream where groups in the vein of The Heptones, The Wailing Souls and The Gaylads come around again. Could you imagine these guys below singing together? Bliss.

Part 1 Part 2

Micah Shemaiah f/ Hempress Sativa, Tj and Infinite - Dread At the Control
Micah Shemaiah f/ Infinite - Reggae Rockit
Micah Shemaiah  - Dance and Rock Steady
Kelissa - Babylon is Burning
Keznamdi and Kelissa - Live For Today
Keznamdi - Grade
Keznamdi - Hold On
Jesse Royal - Butterfly
Jesse Royal - Modern Day Judas
Jesse Royal - Feel Your Pain
Jesse Royal - Gimme Likkle
Protoje f/ Gentleman - Growing Up
Protoje - Black Cinderella
Protoje - Bubblin'
Protoje - Answer To Your Name
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Who Knows
Chronixx f/ Inner Circle and Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard (News Carryin' Dread)
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble
Chronixx - Capture Land
Chronixx - Iyah Walk
Joey Bada$$ f/ Chronixx) - Belly of the Beast
Iba Mahr - Haile
Iba Mahr - Great Is H.I.M
Iba Mahr - Glory of the King
Iba Mahr - Diamond Sox
Kabaka Pyramid - Herb Defenda
Kabaka Pyramid - The Revival
Kabaka Pyramid - Liberal Opposer
Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done
Kabaka Pyramid f/ Masicka - Choppingz
Masicka f/ Garnett Silk - Keep Them Talking
Masicka x Equiknoxx - 4G
Busy Signal - Real Talk
Busy Signal - Money Flow
Busy Signal - Greetings (Ribbidibbi)
Busy Signal - Gyal Ya Good

Monday, February 16, 2015

Big Tunes w/ Undercover

Short and sweet today - plenty of wicked roots and culture coming out of JA at the moment, Keznamdi with a bomb, Micah Shemaiah, Jesse Royal, Protoje etc, but more on them soon. Boom

Addis Pablo - Dancing Addis
Inner Circle, Chronixx, Jacob Miller - News Carrying Dread (Don Corleon Dub)
Joey Bada$$ f/ Chronixx) - Belly of the Beast
Kelissa and Keznamdi - Live For Today
Protoje - Answer To Your Name
Shuga - In Deh
Keznamdi - Hold On
Micah Shemaiah f/ Hempress Sativa, Tj and Infinite - Dread At the Control
New Kingston f/ E.N Young and Maad T-Ray of Tribal Seeds - Mystery Babylon
New Kingston f/ The Wailing Souls - Protect Me
Micah Shemaiah - Dance and Rock Steady
Jesse Royal - Set It Straight
Gentleman and Nakeisha - Cruzin'
Mystic Revealers f/ Chronixx - Herb Must Legalize Now
Garth Dennis - Marijuana
Promise No Promises - A Just Herb Officer
Ras Zacharri - Health and Strength
Perfect - Mighty Dread
Lutan Fyah - Mash It Up
Mr. Lexx - Done Out
Da Professor - Nuh Watch Nuh Face
Million Stylez - Foolishness
Symbiz f/ Serocee - Righteous
Symbiz f/ Rubi Dan - Lynx EFX
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Cornel Campbell Jah Say Love (Casio Love remix)
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Pupajim - Bike Rider (Prince Fatty remix)