Sunday, February 21, 2010

Junjo Triggers Hi-Power Volcano Eruption!

Wicked drop from 17 North Parade / VP Records... Henry "Junjo" Lawes, a top notch producer an' soundman responsible for a hol' heap a de hottest hits to rock the dance inna de early/mid 80s, his Volcano Hi-Power was one a de heavyweight rulin' sounds an ' pioneers of early dancehall days (1979-85). Check the video clip an' be sure to grab a copy of this supa fina release - available on 2LP or CD (with bonus DVD). Too bad the vinyl nah come with a DVD.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Back To Love Inna Dancehall!

Nuff niceness a come outta Veneto, with Toni representin' Padova's Bomchilom Sound an' DJ Deso of Udine's Northern Lights bringin' you a well wicked 90s dancehall mix a inna lovers style an' fashion. Sweet blends indeed, with classic tunes expounding the lover's creed - an' on top a dat, a strictly vinyl mix soundin' well fat. Yes Toni an' Deso, ya know how fee dweet, keep dem sounds comin through nice an' sweet... Run tracks selector!

DJ Deso & Toni Present: "Back To Love" - Northern Lights & BomChilom - Evergreen Dancehall Mix Vol. 1

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Wha'ppen To Dancehall Music?

True the times are hard, nuff tunes/artists a come out these days, but hotta hits are harder to find still... Mr Vegas mines this same vein in a report on the current state of dancehall music an' stage shows, posted on his MySpace blog, January 6th, 2010. Here are his comments unda the heading Stage Show Gone Bad:

I have been to a few shows over the holidays and I realize that these “now a day” artists that say they running the place is a bunch of waste of time and peoples money. If you take away the war from these artist them nuh good not even near good. If they not throwing words at each other on stage they can't entertain a crowd for 15 minutes, I am back stage like, what the fu.k is that? What has the music gone to?

Trust me after the mc call these now a days artist name and the crowd roar and they run out with the first two songs that’s it. Everything is a sleep walk to the end of the performance, they do not have what it takes to hold a crowd attention them performance lame as a duck.

I remember when I was growing up and if you get a chance to see a show live or a video of the show, Tiger, Admiral Bailey, Stitchie, Papa San, then to Ninja, Shabba, Buju, & Beenie (before him start gi weh him ting and forgot he is the king), had the crowd eating out of their hands. From start to finish all when the come off people asking for more, now the people dem just stand up a look like, did I pay for this shit?

Without the auto tune weh them use inna the studio fi mek the song sound decent them artist yah sound like shit mi nah lie. The one Good new talent that is out there I-octane the radio and selector not looking at him, they only waan be apart of Gaza/Gully.

Now to the female artist them, my Gooood what a tragedy they caan stay out after 5.30 cause the rubbish truck comes around that time. I don't understand how they got into music I was at teen splash back stage and I swear them look like market woman and their voice is a whole different story the crowd sing them song better than them, they have no key, no idea, nothing, I want to vomit.

Fu.king Bruce Golding them weh a get involve inna dancehall music need to ban all computer from the studio, or ban the producer dem weh produce these no talent mashing up the music artist yah, Bob Marley block the road on me last night, him say Vegas do not go over sting is pure fu.kery over deh. The worst part of this shit is, its going world wide via stream so the whole world get to see the shit we accepting. People of Jamaica need to do better cause I know they know better music they use to run people off stage with this shit.

Come on people are we hearing the same thing, if we keep supporting this shit we will never get back to music, right now is only fu.kery. And for the promoter them weh keep teen splash and put some of these artist on to perform for 11 and 12 year old kids hmmmm mi rest it deh so.
A serious ting dat, time fee bridge deh ol' time vibez with a new sound that can carry deh swing. Where dem tough producer with an ear fee deh sound dat make people gather round? Ova the years Vegas a cut nuff wicked tunes... Showcased below are some a de hottest dem - Not true dreadie?... Yeah!

Mr Vegas - Hands In The Air (Playground Riddim Produced By Jeremy Harding 1997)

Mr Vegas - Heads High (Filthy Riddim Produced By Danny Brownie 1998)

Mr Vegas - Jack It Up (Bookshelf Riddim Produced By Tony "CD" Kelly 1998)

Mr Vegas - Sweet Pineapple (Top Shotta Riddim Produced By Colin "Fatta" Walters 1998)

Mr Vegas - Yu Sure (Hands Up) (Faith Riddim Produced By Richard D 1998)

Mr Vegas - Big Things A Gwaan (Black Widow Riddim Produced By Shane Richards 1998)

Mr Vegas - Jacket (Baddis Riddim Produced By Richard "Shams" Browne 1998)

Mr Vegas & Lexxus - Taxi Fare (Baddis Ting Riddim Produced By Richard "Shams" Browne 2004)

Mr Vegas & Sean Paul - Hot Gal Today (Street Sweeper Riddim Produced By Steelie & Cleevie 1999)

Mr Vegas - Suckie Duckie (Unda Watta Riddim Produced By Tony "CD" Kelly 1999)

Mr Vegas - Model Pon Dem (Hype Riddim Produced by Dave Kelly 1999)

Mr Vegas - Lean With It (Darker Shade Of Black Riddim Produced By Sly & Robbie 2007)

Mr Vegas - Mus Come A Road (Prison Oval Rock Riddim Produced By Reli 2008)

Mr Vegas - Old School Hustlin' (Heavenless Riddim Produced By Heatwave UK 2009)

Mr Vegas & Jovi Rockwell - Can't Stop Now (You Don't Care Riddim Produced By Major Lazer 2009)

C'Daynger Making Tracks Inna Europe!

Well, all a we still a wait on Trevor Corday AKA C'Daynger's mixtape, promo CD, or whatteva he's gonna release... C'Day's currently touring Europe with dates in France an' Switzerland - doin' shows an' cuttin' dubplates. He's just dropped two new tracks in a move closer to releasing something ifficially. Fingers crossed, this should'nt be too long... Wicked ting dat Trevah, juss naw make us wait fo'evah!

C'Daynger - The Stop List (I Vibes Production 2010)

C'Daynger - Cyan't Tek Away (I Vibes Production 2010)

Irie Ites Reversion Strange Things Riddim!

John Holt's Strange Things a come back again! This time with a Hip Hop blend, soundin' nice me friend... Cali P, Sena, Pressure an' Spectacular each step up inna fine style givin' this riddim refix a serious boost a niceness! Check the 7" version for the real sound, as fresh copies are now floatin' round. Il est trop bon votre son Irie Ites- ya always reach higher heights!

Irie Ites' Strange Things Riddim RMX - Indy.K Mix
Cali P - The Champion
Sena - Strange Days
Spectacular - Badder Than Dem
Pressure - Inna Dancehall

Mandai Ignites The Bashment Party!

Mandai, west coast's top-a-topp Lighta! Sound selectress is back again, with a brand new mix for 2010. 90s Dancehall with some classics an' some freshies sprinkled in for extra vibes dem. Hot mix fee true, an' a free download too. Well crucial in these times gyaal, ya hot up de dancehall- gwaan wid ya lighta! an' blaze the bashment fyah!

Mandai - Where's The Bashment Party? (2010 Dancehall Mix)

Collie Buddz A Get A Phone Call!

Collie's back wid a brand new chune produced by Beatnick & K Salaam. Check him Phone Call, nice likkle oneya fee all dem lovers out deyah... Enjoy!

Collie Buddz - Phone Call (2010)