Friday, October 31, 2008

Chukki Starr Exposes Dem Back Door Deal!

It's been more than a year since Cou$ins Records label boss Donville Davis released an album in his "Rhythm 2 Rhythm Series" (though he did remain active active issuing compilations and one-riddim album in his "Ride The Rhythm" series over the last year) but now here's the 9th volume in this series "Rhythm 2 Rhythm Vol. 9 ~ Fort Augustus / Craven Puppy" riding two great relicks of classic riddims by the Stingray posse (Paul 'Jazzwad' Yebuah, Sista's Valerie 'Vybz' Skeete & Stanley Andrews laid the riddims for Carlton 'Dillie' & Raymond 'Sting' McLeod).

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

Inaugural Repost: Selector Dominique's Deep Roots Mix

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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

------Stealing Riddim------
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

Heartical & BDF's Ministerio Del Dub A Pure Fyah!

Celebrating their 10th anniversary in fine style - what a wicked collaboration on dis ya riddim Iyah! France's Heartical Label teams up with the Basque Dub Foundation and get a final mix down from London's Dub Terror. Incredible roster of veteran vocalists saddle pon de Ministerio Del Dub Riddim, including the late great Alton Ellis, David "Steel Pulse" Hinds, Earl 16, Mykal Roze, Sugar Minott, Zareb, Papa Kojak, Little Roy and Carl Dawkins. On the flip of the Carl Dawkins version is France's Lady M's debut single in combination with JA's Antonio - a nice french/patois adaptation of Whitney Houston's My Love Is Your Love mixed by Trevor T.

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!

Tracklist :
1. Alton Ellis O.D - Peaceful Valley
2. Sugar Minott - Trodding
3. Little Roy - Remember Jah
4. Carl Dawkins - Doggy Dog World
5. Earl 16 - Virtual Generation
6. David Hinds - Jah Vengeance
7. Michael Rose - Wah Dat
8. Zareb - Ghetto Youths

Lick Back The Riddim... Lutan Fyah & Spectacular Kill Dem Sound!

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'arrĂȘtez 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!

The first I heard of this scorcher was on a YouTube video of Pow Pow Movement Mamanera Summer 2008 - nuff vibes!!! After much anticipation, Soulforce - a prolific DJ / production team outta Germany - brings you this hotta-hot refix of Keith and Tex's Rocksteady classsic Tonight, which has just been released on 7" on the Fizzle label. Not only do they beef up the bass and drum line of Derrick Harriott's original riddim, Soulforce wisely and craftfully weave Keith and Tex's vocals with Shabba Ranks into the mix - wicked combination Iyah! Check Soulforce's MySpace for more info and tracks.

Keith & Tex Feat. Shabba Ranks - Dukku Dukku RMX (Soulforce)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal 'Longside Barrington Levy & Beenie Man Revive The Intercom Riddim

Well after a short delay this long awaited 7" finally has hit the stores (Irie Ites). Suga Roy and Conrad Crystal drop She Call Mi Phone on the Fire Ball label as a teaser for what's to come on their second full length album, which will be out soon. Wicked combination track with Beenie Man and Barrington Levy as they refix Jah Screw's Intercom / Black Rose riddim issued originally for Barrington's massive hit on the Time One label Here I Come. Two mixes are featured here, a hip hop blend (video) and a reggae version featurin' Joe Lickshot' s intro chat for da real Jamaican feel. Speakin' of real feel, a live clip of Barrington from '84 has also been posted - a hot foundational tune fee sho', keeps dem versioning it galore!

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)

New Collie Buddz Album...

Collie's back again, an' dis-ya-one goes out to de gal dem... Private Show features a mellow lover's vibe with deep bass - an' it's sure to nice up the place! Collie's set to play the Bermuda Music Festival this weekend before launchin' his West Coast Fall tour. Check his MySpace for tour dates an' info.

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