Sunday, March 29, 2009

Mr. Vegas' Old School Hustling Sweet As Sugar!

Heatwave blasts out another serious scorcher... The UK crew, known for their hotta hot mash ups and phenomenal remixes rework the Heavenless riddim and feature the vocal styles of (the now retired?) Mr. Vegas over top of a looped snippet of Sugar Minott's vocal from the original Sly & Robbie Herbman Hustling. Check the Heatwave website for touring dates, more info and 'nuff tracks. Mr. Vegas' MySpace page has a Kilamanjaro Mix of the tune, which is also well worth a listening. Old School Hustling fee true as that 80s dancehall sound comes back to slew!

Mr. Vegas - Old School Hustling (Heavenless Riddim)

Mykal Rose's Mr Collie Nah Folly Folly!

Serious ting dat! Check this Limonious style animated Mykal Rose Mr Collie video by Alex Flagstadt & Benjamin Kaae. It was produced by Pharfar, taken from The album Pharfar presents a Rub A Dub Sunday in Copenhagen. There is a King Kong Dubplate session video as well that got the same Limonious animation style - just about as rough and rugged as the original album cover art of de 80s, be sure to peep it as well.

Metric Man A True Freedom Fighter!

"Metric Man" A.K.A. "The Freedom Fighter" gives voice to the depth and breath of his Caribbean Heritage with a sound straight from the streets of Laventille Road and Maloney Gardens Trinidad and Tobago, spannin' the neighbouring Islands and landing in the hills and valleys of Jamaica; yes, including, if not especially Kingston.

One hears the subtle hints of the ol' Calypsonian's metaphoric messages conveying political activism's and social consciousness, seamlessly blended with a pronounced Reggae vibe with profound and at times blunt calls to action! "The Freedom Fighter" conveys his message in a rough and raspy, yet smooth and captivating voice. In him you hear the voice of the People chantin' for Peace, Justice, and Equal Rights for all of mankind. The first two tracks off his newly dropped demo Freedom of Speech - Conqueror and Revolution are my personal faves, yes Metric Man keep mashin' Babylon!

Metric Man - Conqueror

Metric Man - Revolution

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Massive B's Declaration Of Rights A Dynamite!

Bobby Kondor's Massive B label has just put out some serious scorchers... They have (finally) released on 7 inch Collie Buddz' Herb Tree and Hustle (Prison Oval Rock / Bob Dread/ Mus Come a Road Riddim) as well as a revamped version of the Abyssinians' Declaration of Rights Riddim featuring Chezidek, Khari Kill, King Kong and Burro Banton. Check the video below for Chezidek's Vampire and sound samples of the otha chunes dem. Pick up a copy through EB Reggae, Soundquake, Irie Ites, Blessed Love, etc - while they are still around...

Chezidek - Vampire (Declaration Of Rights Riddim)

Khari Kill - Informa (Declaration Of Rights Riddim)

King Kong - Missin Africa (Declaration Of Rights Riddim)

Burro Banton - What U Fightin For (Declaration Of Rights Riddim)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rumours Dem Spreadin'... Necessary Mayhem Pon Dem Case!

Necessary Mayhem continues the sonic onslaught by dropping Dubplate featuring YT, Million Stylez, Tenor Fly, Blackout JA and Mr Williamz, off of the forthcoming Necessary Mayhem Meets Music Works LP. The track, a reworked Telephone Love / Rumours Riddim, is produced by Curtis Lynch. Three other versions off the same riddim are featured below, with Blackout JA 'longside Michie One, Chyna Soulstar in combination with Demolition Man and Curtis Lynch's instrumental version. Check the Necessary Mayhem website for digital downloads and release info. This ya one too wicked, 21 years after Gregory Isaacs' Rumours, Lady G's Nuff Respect and JC Lodge's Telephone Love rocked the dance, NM a bring it back in a top ranking style an fashion, fresha still and maybe even hottest yet. Yes Iyah, bust dat Dubplate fyah...

YT, Million Stylez, Tenor Fly, Blackout JA & Mr Williamz - Dubplate (Rumours Riddim)

Blackout JA & Michie One - Love Me Woman (Rumours Riddim)

Chyna Soulstar & Demolition Man - Lord Save My Soul (Rumours Riddim)

Da Grynch - Instrumental (Rumours Riddim)