Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Mojo Morgan & Peter Tosh - Herbsman Anthem (Igziabeher - Let Jah Be Praised Riddim)
FuryBass - Militant Riddim Megamix
Michael Rose - Never Let Babylon Fool U
Tony D - Determine
Mikey Melody - Stand Up & Chant
Colonel Maxwell - Heart Attack
Carl Meeks - Help Me Jah
Biga - Nah Buss Mi Gun Fa Nuhum
Murray Man - Break Dem Barriers
Version Militant Rythm (Tribute - Own Mission)
Jr. Roy & Maxwell - Sound Attack (Dubplate)
Video - Don Camilo, Biga & Colonel Maxwell (Militant Riddim Session)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Kid Cudi Feat. Collie Buddz - Day & Night Remix
Friday, December 5, 2008
The a side features Tanya Stephens' It's A Pity over what sounds like a re-edited version of the b side of Mike Brooks' Come One Come All (All Around Dub) on the Queen Of The Minstrel Riddim - released in 1979 on the Coptic Lion label. Wicked rub a dub feel to it, and the track flows well - not a jarring mashup at all. Lindo P also used parts of this same riddim version on his song Ain't No check his MySpace for the track.
Tanya Stephens - It's A Pity Remix (Queen Majesty Riddim)
As if the Tanya track wasn't enough, they load up the b side with another boom shot - King Kong's Foundation Sound vocals remixed over another classic riddim - which eludes me at the moment. Gwaan get yourself a copy, Juno UK, EB Reggae, etc - all got dem in stock - for now... Nice one - Powerlinkin' it fee true Iyah!
King Kong - Foundation Sound Remix
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Ky-Enie - Lambsbread (Prison Oval Rock Riddim)
Joey Fever - Nuh Follow Dem (Prison Oval Rock Riddim)
Monday, November 24, 2008
UK's Necessary Mayhem label is at it again... They have released several new tracks on the Police In Helicopter Riddim and the Shank I Shenk Riddim. Both of these riddims have been doing quite well for them internationally as Bills feat. Blackout JA, Michie One, YT and Mr Williamz on the Shank I Shenk has been climbing the charts 'longside their devastating revamp of John Holt's Police In Helicopter featuring Million Stylez, as well as Mr. Williamz take on the same riddim Babylon In Helicopter (see prior posts for more info an' sounds).
Now for the freshies:
YT - Heat Seeking Camera (Police In Helicopter Riddim)
Blackout JA - Reggae Rebel (Shank I Shenk Riddim)
Glenn Lewis - Don't You Forget It (Shank I Shenk Riddim)
Mr Williamz - Ganja Smokin' (Shank I Shenk Riddim)
Very reasonably priced 320 kbps MP3 digital download versions are available through the Necessary Mayhem website and nowhere else, so be sure to check dem out as well as their MySpace page.
Not just Necessary Mayhem it a - CRUCIAL - Mayhem Iyah!
He has performed live on stage and on air with artists such as Shaggy and Gentleman. As Junior Natural explains in This Is My Story, he has grown up inna well conscious environment with his parents providing 'nuff guidance and inspiration (his first track was dedicated to his mother and his father Daddy Natural has provided his expertize as an established musician via his lyrics, riddim building and production skills- as displayed on Fallback). Shaggy's producer/manager Robert Livingstone also had Junior voice a track, which I have not yet heard entitled One In A Million. His tunes Stronger, The Truth and What Is Going On are exemplary of his conscious content and positive vibe - check his MySpace page for these sounds, as well as more info.
Nice to see de yutes dem steppin' outta Babylon - keep risin' strong Iyah!
Then it's onto his rootsier sounds - Everyday on the Sell Off Riddim is a nice one drop steady rocker and Oh Jah Jah - on Special Delivery Music's I Love Riddim (same as Ziggi's Shackles & Chains) is what the title implies - a sweet devotional tune. Finishin' off the pack is a dubplate from Cool Rock Sound (dead link also...) outta Sweden featuring Germaican Records' Doctor Darling Riddim and interestingly enough Million's lyrical content and flow are a play on Alborosie's wicked tune Ghetto on the Forward Recordings label.
Run tracks seelectah!
Million Stylez, YT, Mr Williamz, Blackout JA, Iverse & Jah Knight - Champion Sound (Pirates Riddim)
Million Stylez - Everyday (Sell Off Riddim)
Million Stylez - Oh Jah Jah (I Love Riddim)
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
A relick of Junior Delgado's "Fort Augustus" from 1979 for Sly & Robbie's Taxi label and of Bob Marley & The Wailers' "Craven Choke Puppy" from 1971 self-produced for their own Tuff Gong label. Featured here is UK artist Chukki Starr's Back Door Deal on the Fort Augustus riddim, a timely tune considering the economic shitstem and corporate "bail out" kulcha. Chat de truth Chukki 'cuz it must reveal!
Chukki Starr - Back Door Deal (Fort Augustus Riddim)
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Due to copyright issues the first post on this blog got wiped out... So here it come again (minus the download link- which is ez to google anyway) -Inaugural repost fee y' all- WestSide Massive's Selector Dominique drops his 1st mix from back in 2004. Deep Roots fee true!
Selector Dominique - Deep Roots
1. John Holt - Stealing
2. Al Campbell - Rude Boy Deh A Street
3. Gregory Isaacs - More Attention
4. Luciano - Ulterior Motive
------Hot Milk Riddim------
5. Carlton Livingston - 100lbs A Collie Weed
6. Barrington Levy - Murderer
7. Bounty Killa & Barrington Levy - Murderation
------African Rock Riddim------
8. Capleton & Yami Bolo - Put Down your Weapon
9. Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
10. Bounty Killa & Barrington Levy - Under Me Sensi
------Stormy Weather Riddim------
11. Norrisman - Stick to the Roots
12. Chronicle - Jah Rise
13. Anthony B - Can't Buy We Out
------Queen Majesty Riddim------
14. Norrisman - Jah Is The Ruler
------Doctor's Darling Riddim (Night Nurse Refix)------
15. Anthony B & Seeed - Waan Back
16. Tanya Stephens - It's A Pity
17. Junior Kelly - Corruption
18. Sizzla - Pure Love
------Mad Sick Riddim------
19. King Kong - Legalize It
20. Predator - Me Lucky
21. Choppa Chop - Don't Disturd Dis
22. Sizzla - Keep On
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This series of 7" singles should be out any day now, with a serious dub on the b-sides. A rootical sound indeed, as BDF drops a riddim reminiscent of the golden sound of the Root Radics 'longside Scientist or even, as the first seconds of the mix below remind me a lot of King Kong's Rumble Jumble Life (on Massive B's Cuss Cuss riddim). Check Heartical's MySpace page or website for more info, tracks and dubplate specials. Listen to Heartical's Ministerio del Dub riddim mix by clicking on the labels below. Yes Heartical Sound- keep mashin Babylon down!
France's Irie Ites is at it again - this time they are droppin' their killa dubplate re-voiced for optimal sound and issued on 10" in order to showcase the much in demand instrumental version on the flip. Lutan & Spectacular's Kill Dem Sound is bound to mash up the dance, as their vocal styles top the supa-nice revamped version of Derrick Harriott's Stop That Train Riddim, dis-ya-one a named the Stop That Sound /Lick Back The Sound Riddim. Watch for the vinyl and digital download release in early November and enjoy the pre-release video below. Irie Ites votre son est tops, n'arrêtez pas avec vos boom shots!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Soulforce's Dukku Dukku Remix A De Numba One Sound - Keith & Tex Featuring Shabba Ranks Killin' Tonight!
Keith & Tex Feat. Shabba Ranks - Dukku Dukku RMX (Soulforce)
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Suga Roy, Conrad Crystal, Beenie Man & Barrington Levy - She Call Mi Phone (Intercom Riddim)
She Call Mi Phone Video (Hip Hop Mix)
Barrington Levy - Here I Come (Live 1984)
There are heaps of new Collie tracks out deh - the hottest tracks are linked below (there are 2 other posts on this blog 'bout other new collie tracks as well- check dem hotta tracks!)... Be sure to take a likkle listen to Not For No Chain - which is my fave out a deh bunch - a well conscious tune, with a nice rootsy rub-a-dub sound to it star! Do You Right is another banger, with a riddim that seems almost like a cross between the Bam Bam riddim (Murder She Wrote, Bam Bam, etc...) and the Diwali riddim - wicked feel to it - can't help but movin' to dat one! The Gun Play Dub is another interesting treat- Fire Bashment Sound's dubplate features the refixed Duke Of Earl riddim with Collie dropping some freestyle lyrical mashes of several older tracks of his - watta energized feel to dat-ya-one still!
With all these new releases, Collie should have his second album out soon - still some old tracks of his that I'd love to see released ifficially - like Young Gal on the Drop Leaf Riddim (which first got me hooked to his sound back in 2004). Yes Collie - keep dem comin' Iyah an' run dem track seelectahh... Fiyah!
Collie Buddz - Private Show
Collie Buddz - Not For No Chain (Kellon Hill Tribute)
Collie Buddz - Do You Right
Collie Buddz - Gun Play Dub (Fire Bashment Sound)
Collie Buddz - Young Gal (Drop Leaf Riddim)
Collie Buddz - She`s Fine
Friday, September 26, 2008
In 2006 Ziggi's debut album So Much Reasons was released, featuring collaborations with artists such as Turbulence and Elephant Man. In 2007 Ziggi recorded Blaze it - the tune that he is best known for - on Zap Pow's Last War Riddim (same version as Collie Buddz' Come Around). Blaze it had a major impact internationally and held the #1 position in the official German reggae charts for several weeks.
In September 2008 Ziggi's second album In Transit was released, featuring artists such as Gentleman, Anthony B and Ce’Cile. Shackles & Chains is one of the hotta tracks off the album and was released earlier this year as a 7" on the Special Delivery Music label- check for other artists riding the Seven Riddim from this same label. Another tune off the album that is makin' waves is Need To Tell You This featuring Root Down's I Love Riddim - really feelin' Ginjah's version on dat riddim too Iyah - watch for it...
Yes Ziggi - keep bustin' dem shackles an' chains!
Ziggi - Shackles & Chains (I Love Riddim)
Saturday, September 20, 2008
C'Daynger - Bad Man Place
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Collie Buddz - Hustle (Prison Oval Rock / Mus Come A Road Riddim)
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Kardinal Offishall - Nina (Conversation Riddim - Supa Dubs)
Kardinal Offishall & Lindo P - Burnt (Street Video)
Friday, September 12, 2008
Michie One has brought together her musical experience and creative talent to deliver her original debut solo album, The Power of One. Power of One - The Album Michie One has brought her love of all reggae styles from roots to ragga to this diverse and original album. Her unique vocal style combines with the latest reggae dancehall rhythms to produce exciting flavours with unforgettable melodies. Be sure to check out her latest release Bills on the Necessary Mayhem label outta the UK, bringin' the heat with the Shank I Shek riddim, in collaboration with YT, Blackout JA and Mr Williamz.
PAMA INTL - Highrise ft. Michie One (12 inch)
This killer single on the Rockers Revolt Records label outta UK, features a rootsy lovers' rendition of Eric Donaldson's Cherry Oh Baby riddim ridden by Michie One, it is off the Love Filled Dub Band album. The track was produced by John Collins (Ghost Town) and Sean Flowerdew. Click the 12'' label below for the free full version download link from the good peeps at Rockers Revolt Records. Fresha track still Iyah...
Yes Michie, make dem know!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Jamaican Boy - Estelle's American Boy Gets A Classic JA Treatment Inna Bost & Bim Stylee Featuring Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger!
Bost & Bim Feat. Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger - Jamaican Boy (A Side)
Bost & Bim Feat. Brisa Roché & Lone Ranger - Jamaican Boy (B Side - Dub Version)
Friday, August 29, 2008
Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno is the latest in the constantly evolving series of musical outings from the unstoppable Will Holland – aka Quantic – and amazingly ‘Death Of The Revolution’ represents his tenth full album release on Tru Thoughts. The concept and style of the Flowering Inferno project rests simply on pleasurable, easy-to-listen dub and reggae inspired music made in a tropical climate; and the standard and scope of the music is as dazzling as one has come to expect from this prolific, globe-trotting maestro.
As on ‘Tropidelico’, Holland’s last acclaimed album with The Quantic Soul Orchestra, the Colombian location in which this music was made and recorded has imbued it with an authentic and irresistible exotic air. All the tracks trip along on a reggae/dub vibe and are built on mainly hip hop orientated beats, with Holland in multi-instrumentalist mode, playing the piano, guitar, accordion and more – including Colombian instruments such as the Guacharaca, a small wooden scraper instrument, and the Gaita. Guest performances also come from a host of Latin American musicians. On Juanita Bonita, the closing track, the evocative piano part is played by Peruvian Alfredo Linares who recently put in show-stopping performances when he appeared in the UK for the first time as part of The Quantic Soul Orchestra’s tour in March.
More a progression for Quantic than a change of direction, the inspiration to create the Flowering Inferno project came from listening to a lot of mid-70s dub albums and artists like Don Drummond and Bull Wackies; and also Colombian artists like Pedro Laza and Michi Sarmiento from the north coast. The basic ideas for the tracks were conceived and laid down over a three-week period in the living room of Holland’s Colombia home, when his studio was in the process of being built. Over that time, using the piano and a small makeshift recording setup, the key ideas and hooks emerged and, as Will Holland says “when the studio was finally ready, the paint barely dry, it was given its maiden voyage on this material”.
Westbound D Train is my favourite track from this session, which is yet to be released as a single- Dennis Brown's classic reworked inna nice and jazzy end of summer kinda vibe. There will be more single releases, following Death Of The Revolution and Ciudad Del Swing in the coming weeks, check Tru Thoughts' website for more info.
Quantic - Westbound D Train
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Million Stylez AKA Kenshin Iryo is a Swedish-born dancehall artist. He lives in Stockholm and has French and Japanese roots. He first broke outernationally inna 2006, releasing the single Miss Fatty on the KBC label- a wicked riddim dat! an a crazy b side version on the 85 riddim which had great success on dance floors and among DJs all over the world. He followed it up with a red-a-fyah version of Fade Away 2006 'longside Junior Byles which was also released on his From A Far debut album in the same year.
Now fresh for the end of summer jams, Million brings on the heat! Outta the UK, Necessary Mayhem Records have just released a refixed police in helicopter riddim. Featuring the original John Holt / Junjo Lawes riddim an a whole heap' a extras (including some Barrington Levy's Under Mi Sensi samples- Whaaa!). Million Stylez tells us about the police trying to mash down the healing of the nation... A classic Million anthem for the future, for sho...
Check Mr Williamz (outta London NW10- a relative newcomer)'s version Babylon In Helicopter - a BIG tune (featuring Collie Buddz' Come Around samples)! Both tracks as well as YT and Blackout JA's b side versions (on the Shank I Shek riddim) are available as 320 kpps MP3 Downloads on the Necessary Mayhem Website and have just been released on two 7" records. Yess Boss!!
Million Stylez & John Holt - Police In Helicopter (Police In Helicopter Riddim)
Mr Williamz - Babylon In Helicopter (Police In Helicopter Riddim)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
"Again & Again," the second single from Roots Manuva's forthcoming long-player,"Slime & Reason," is a summery blast of warmth and humour with a simple message to impart - that you don't have to be a plastic, manufactured 'Pop Idol' to make popular music that people are going to love.
While the album version of the tune is built around a classic Manuva production and Captain Pugwash keyboard, the single version was dreamt up by Shy-FX. The man took a day off from drum & bass rollouts and instead added a full horn section and general liveness to get Mr Manuva in laid back, celebratory mood. It's a carnival anthem in the making but with the kind of easygoing charm that should take Rodney Smith to a much, much wider audience. All without losing any of the soul that has made him one of the UK's most consistent, innovative and successful black performers.
The package is rounded out by a couple of very fine remixes. The Arctic Monkeys have been on record since their early days as huge fans of Roots Manuva, and when drummer/producer Matt Helders was given an opportunity to rework "Again & Again" he jumped at the chance. The result is suitably wonky and hype, all without a guirar in sight. To finish things up Tony Thorpe has cooked up another fantastic Moody Boyz remix (after recent successes with Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse) with a militant steppaz feel and enough bass to keep all and sundry happy…
Listen. Then listen again. And again. And again…
Roots Manuva - Again & Again
(7"/12"/MP3) Big Dada BD122/BDS122/BDDNL122, 2008-08-25
01. Again & Again (Radio Edit)
02. Again & Again (Original) 03. Again & Again (Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys) Remix)
04/ Again & Again (Moody Boyz Remix)
Part 1/ TRAIN TO SKAVILLE
The early roots of reggae music, and its rise to popularity. How the music was used to recount experiences and songs of social commentary were written. In the sixties immigration from Jamaica to the UK increased and brought Jamaican music. Ska picked up a white fan base. The programme also covers both the music scene and the social climate in Jamaica during the sixties. By the end of the sixties reggae had established itself as mainstream pop music in Britain, and was increasingly recorded in this country by Dandy Livingstone, Eddy Grant and Greyhound etc.
Part 2/ REBEL MUSIC
A look at reggae in the 1970s, when, ten years after independence from Britain and the harsh economic conditions were taking their toll, the disillusioned and dissatisfied Jamaican youth channeled their anger into roots music. The era gave rise to Bob Marley, the country's first superstar, Lee "Scratch" Perry, reggae's most notable producer, and King Tubby, who popularised 'dub', the remixing of existing records. In Britain, black youth latched on to the roots sound to create their own version, Brit reggae, with bands such as Steel Pulse and Aswad emerging.
Part 3/ INNA DANCEHALL STYLE
Examines the progression of reggae after the death of Bob Marley, including the start of dancehall. In America reggae had a connection with hip-hop and DJ Shabba Ranks saw his popularity rise and fall. Looks at how Jamaican street styles have achieved a dominance in Britain and the rise of New Roots in Jamaica.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
These Streets is their latest remix, featuring Tanya Stephens' These Streets and Shabba Ranks' Original Woman over Dre's Still D.R.E. beat and has yet to be officially released- check their MySpace for more info and other tracks.
Tanya Stephens & Shabba Ranks - These Streets (Still Dre Riddim - Knut Posse Remix)
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Sizzla & UB40 - Red Wine To Gaze (Jiggy Rmx)