Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Posse, Are You Ready? (Vol. II) - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC

Late august this year I dropped my first rub-a-dub mix in a long time: "Posse, Are You Ready? Vol. I". As promised, when there would be enough interest, I'd drop a Vol. II soon. Well, here it is! Got great response to Vol. I that even went to the negative side with someone selling CD's of it on ebay (!!!, and ebay did nothing with my claims to remove it, ahhh, frustrating) and people requesting me to upload the tunes seperately for them to download (forget it, that is so not my intention with these mixes!!!!). Luckily, most response was just positivity on the vibes and the selection.

Vol. II has the exact same recipe as Vol. I: early 80s tunes by a whole variety of singers and deejays and no vocalist appears twice, all tracks taken from vinyl, so expect some crackle and pop here and there. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous 60 min. mix with some added soundsamples.

Tracks in order of appearance:

Posse, Are You Ready? - Vol. II 
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)
01) Sugar Minott - All Kind Of People (Black & White 7)
02) Fathead - It's Me (Greensleeves 12)
03) Johnny Osbourne - Yo Yo (Black Zodiac 7)
04) Little Danny Dread - Spar With Us (Black Zodiac 7)
05) U Brown - Stop Your Bouncing (Jam It Tonight LP - CSA)
06) Cornell Campbell - Boxing (Boxing LP - Starlight)
07) Billy Boyo - Jah Jah Made Me To Be A MC (DJ CLash 2 LP - Greensleeves)
08) Scion Sashay Success - Dance Hall Queen (Jah Life 12)
09) Bingy Bunny & Morwells - Apple Of My Eye (Bingy Bunny & Morwells LP - Park Heights)
10) Nicodemus - Star Fi-Di Show (Serious Nicodemus Chapter One - Sound System)
11) Midnight Riders - Illegal Gun (Showdown Vol. 9 - Tasha/DKR)
12) Mr Spalding - Vision (Kris Disk 7)
13) Little John - Bubbling Style (Black Roots 12)
14) Colour Man - Skin Afe Peel (Black Roots 12)
15) Linval Thompson - Bubble Up (Gamble 12)
16) Freddie McGregor - Are You Crazy (Come On Over LP - RAS)
17) Gay Lads - Little Candle (Vision Of Reggae LP - Tamoki Wambesi)
18) Zimbabwe Dread - Ladder Of Progress (Earthman Connection LP - Kingdom)
19) I Roy - Street Chat (Outer Limits LP - Intense)
20) Peter Broggs - Jah Jah Voice Is Calling (Rastafari Liveth LP - RAS)
21) Edi Fitzroy - Youthman In A Penitentiary (Maroon Rockers 12)
22) Ringo - Life In A Jail House (Maroon Rockers 12)
23) Toyan - Radics Connection (Witty 12)
24) Roy Rankin & Raymond Naptali - African Daughter (KG Imperial 12)
25) Teezy - Wanted By The Massive (Two Of A Kind LP - Tamoki Wambesi)
26) Michael Palmer - Chucky No Lucky (At Channel One LP - Dancefloor)
27) Kelly Ranks - Woman Make You Waistline Roll (At Channel One LP - Dancefloor)
28) Tony Tuff - Big Bout Yah (Come Fi Mash It LP - Volcano)
29) Jah Mel - Sufferers Song (Iroko 12)
30) Jah Mel - Sinking Sand (Iroko 12)

And who knows, nuff tunes left, so a Vol. III might even appear in 2015.......

Let me know if you enjoy the tunes. That's what makes it nice to share these mixes.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

My reggae end-of-the-year lists 2014

That time of the year again: the end-of-the-year lists! And no, those just looking for downloads: this is not a download!!!! Do not ask for copies either, this is just my list of my picks of the year, nothing more, nothing less. Curious about 'm, go check 'm out!

Reggae albums new 10:
1) Chronixx - Dread & Terrible (Chronixx Music)
2) Alpheus - Good Prevails (Liquidator)
3) Addis Pablo - In My Fathers House (Jah Solid Rock/Only Roots)
4) Reality Souljahs Meets Rockers Disciples - Blackboard Jungle Showcase Vol. 1 (Blackboard Jungle)
5) Roberto Sanchez & Rockers Disciples - Blackboard Jungle Showcase Vol. 2 (Blackboard Jungle)
6) Earl Sixteen - Natty Farming Showcase (A Lone Productions)
7) Lee Scratch Perry - Back On The Controls (Upsetter)
8) Tuff Scout - Inna London Dub (Tuff Scout)
9) Tarrus Riley - Love Situation (ZWW)
10) I Octane - My Journey (Tad's)

Reggae albums reissues 10:
1) Dennis Brown - Deep Down (Observer/Iroko)
2) Scientist - Jah Life In Dub (Jah Life)
3) Michael Prophet - Serious Reasoning (Island)
4) Frankie Jones & Midnight Riders - Showdown Vol 9 (Tasha/Digikiller)
5) U Black - Westbound Thing A Swing (Third World)
6) Johnny Osbourne & The Sensations - Come Back Darling (Sunspot Records)
7) Yabby You & The Prophets - Deeper Roots Part 2 (Pressure Sounds)
8) Yabby U - Jah Jah Way (Island)
9) Scientist - The Dub Album They Didn't Want You To Hear (Dub Irator)
10) Various Artists - Studio One Dancehall - Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound (3-LP) (Soul Jazz)

Reggae vinyl singles new 10 (focussed only on tunes that got a vinyl-release):
1) The Breadwinners - Mr Landlord feat. Stevie (Horus 12", b-side to Far As I Can See)   [the absolute best tune of the year!!!]
2) Cornel Campbell - Hypocrites (Tuff Scout 7")
3) Skarra Mucci - Empress Reggae (Irie Ites 7", Soulful Spirit riddim)
4) Chronixx & Protoje - Who Knows (Overstand Entertainment 7")
5) Beenie Man - Survivor / Randy Valentine - Lock Me Up (Jugglerz Records 7", Penthouse riddim)
6) Dubkasm Meets Luciano & Turbulence - Jah Victory / Right There (Dubkasm 12")
7) Dre Island - Let Jah Love Shine Down / Jesse Royal - Raising Your Voices For Freedom (Maximum Sound 7", Imperial Crown riddim)
8) Jah Cure - Save My Soul / Loyal Flames - Go Hard (Maximum Sound 7", Jah Blessing riddim)
9) Iba Mahr & Notis - Diamond Sox (Notis Production 7")
10) Jah Cure - Territory / Jesse Royal - Preying On The Weak (Overstand Entertainment 7", Militancy riddim)

Reggae vinyl singles reissues 10 (focussed only on tunes that got a vinyl-release):
1) Upsetter Revue Feat. Heptones, Congoes & Junior Murvin - Play On Mr Music / King Scratch (Lee Perry) - Dread Lion (Emidisc/Rock A Shacka 10")
2) Jah Joe - Love On The Seen/78 Style / Boom B - Jah Power/Version (Lovepower/Pressure Sounds 10") 
3) Slickers - St. Jago De La Vega / Slickers - Version (Afrik 7")
4) Norris Regal/Manicus & Steppa - Struggle/Dis Ya / Dub Struggle (Reel Heavy Music 12")
5) Gregory Isaacs - Mr. Know It All / Ossie Hibbert & THe Revolutionaries - War Of The Stars (Blood & Fire 12")
6) Devon Russell - Come A Me Girl / Gully Ranking (Archive 12")
7) Flick Wilson (Aka Dandy Lion) - The Vives (The Vibes) / Flick Wilson - Version (Things I've Been Through/Digikiller 7")
8) Carltons - Better Days / Upsetters - Tight Spot (Underground/Digikiller 7")
9) Blue Bells - Call Me Teacher / Blue Bells - Part Two Dub (Premier/Reggae Fever 7")
10) Bobby Melody - Channa Channa / Bobby Melody - Version (Amussu Music 7")

Non-reggae albums 5:
1) Run The Jewels - 2
2) Sharon Jones - Give The People What They Want
3) Dilated Peoples - Directors Of Photography
4) Seun Kuti - A Long Way To The Beginning
5) Royal Blood - Royal Blood

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Posse, Are You Ready? (Vol. I) - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC

Been over 3 years since my last mix on 70s/80s reggae, so about time to drop something new again! Here is:

      Posse, Are You Ready?

A mix focussing on what is probably my favourite era of Jamaican music: 1979 - 1985. One hour of pure rub-a-dub niceness. In this first volume (hopefully more to follow!) there's tunes by a whole variety of singers and deejays and no vocalist appears twice. All tracks are taken from vinyl, so expect some crackle and pop here and there. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples, sources of each track given. Check it out and try not to move to this, it wont work!

Drop me a comment if you enjoy the works. If there's enough interest, I'll probably drop a Vol. II and maybe even III soon.

Posse, Are You Ready? - Vol. I
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)

01) Toyan - Every Posse Want Toyan (DJ Daddy LP - Upfront)
02) Josey Wales - Asking For Love (The Outlaw LP - Greensleeves)
03) Yellowman - Crying For Love (Bad Boy Skanking LP - Greensleeves)
04) Buro - Modulla (Buro LP - CSA)
05) Bobby Culture & Nicodemus - Going Home (Tidal Wave LP - Unicorn)
06) Black Crucial - Mr Vincent (Fatman 10)
07) Leroy Smart - See Them Go (Fatman 10)
08) Johnny Osbourne - Fire Down Below (Water Pumping LP - Greensleeves)
09) Devon Russell - Gully Banking (Archive 12)
10) Little John - English Woman (English Woman LP - Rusty International)
11) Jah Thomas - Cool Profile (Dancehall Connection LP - Silver Camel)
12) Gladiators - Can't Stop Righteousness (When The Dances Were Changing LP - Pressure Sounds)
13) Patrick Andy - Smiling (Hitbound 7)
14) Horace Andy - Why Oh Why (Channel 1/DKR 10)
15) Pat Kelly - One Night Stand (The Best Of LP - Vista Sounds)
16) Ranking Dread - Time Get So Hard (Unity Is Strength LP - Park Heights)
17) Freddie McGregor- Peaceful Man (Big Ship LP - Greensleeves)
18) Barrington Levy - She Is The Best Girl (Poor Man Style LP - Trojan)
19) Bobby Melody - Live Stock (Rosie Uprising 7)
20) Early B - Four Wheel No Real (Four Wheel No Real LP - Midnight Rock)
21) Singie Singie - Respect The Elder (Two Uprising Stars LP - Midnight Rock)
22) Gregory Isaacs - Musical Murder (Blue Mountain 12)
23) Rappa Robert - Fame (Come In A Dis LP - Ethnic)
24) Junior Reid - Mirror (Firehouse Clash LP - Live & Learn)
25) Frankie Jones - Stay On Your Corner (Hell In The Dance LP - Live & Learn)
26) Winston Hussey - Pocket Full Of Corn (Ghettoman Problem LP - Live & Learn)
27) Pad Anthony - Champion Bubbler (Waterhouse Revisited II LP - Hightone)
28) Tonto Irie - As You Were (Waterhouse Revisited II LP - Hightone)
29) Natural Vibes - Dreadlocks Time (Life Hard A Yard LP - Starlight)
30) Delroy Wilson - Golden Touch (Go Away Dream LP - Black Music)
31) Dennis Brown - Praise Without Raise (Cash & Carry 10)
32) U Brown - Can't Take The Praise Without Raise (Cash & Carry 10)
33) Barry Brown - Lady With The Hairstyle (Masterpiece LP - D Music)

Listen and/or download here:
Downloads on Soundcloud are limited to just 100 per uploaded mix, so get there fast. I'll first see how fast these 100 are reached before uploading it elsewhere too.

Mixcloud (where more older mixes can be found too, streaming only):

Again, drop me a comment if you enjoy the works. If there's enough interest, I'll probably drop a Vol. II and maybe even III soon. Posse, Are You Ready????


Monday, July 21, 2014

Toyan's How The West Was Won - In The Mix - re-upload

Again, for those that missed it back then here's another re-upload (next to my Purpleman mix) of one of my foundation mixes from 7 years ago (2007) based around a great deejay album from the golden rub-a-dub days. The album in question is ***How The West Was Won*** by (Ranking) Toyan, released in 1981 on the great Greensleeves label. It's a Henry 'Junjo' Lawes production with Soljie Hamilton & Scientist at the controls. Add to that the fabulous Roots Radics for the riddims and you have all ingredients for a wicked album from start to finish. Toyan is one of my favourite deejays of those days and this album is one of the reasons why. What I love especially is the use of riddims from a whole heap of other killer tunes from the era by artists like the Wailing Souls, Michael Prophet, Johnny Osbourne, Barry Brown and Hugh Mundell. For this mix I selected the vocal companions to the tracks Toyan is toasting over on How The West Was Won and mixed them together in album order. No dub-sides were added in this mix, just the vocal and Toyan's deejay version. I have slightly updated the 2007 version on transitions and volume, but it's mostly unchanged. As with all my mixes, no full tunes are used, shorter pieces mixed together, resulting in a lifely mix of 28 minutes of early dancehall niceness. Most, if not all, of these tracks have been repressed on their albums or as singles in recent years, so if you like what you hear, the vinyl shouldn't be too hard to get hold of! All from the incredible Greensleeves catalogue. As always, I've added the source of each track below the tracklist. Go get 'm, nothing beats putting the needle on a nice shiny piece of black vinyl to listen to these tunes. Perfect vibe for these summer months, check it out if you haven't already and enjoy!

1a. Michael Prophet - Gunman  (2)
1b. Toyan - How The West Was Won  (1) 
2a. Hugh Mundell - Jacqueline  (3)
2b. Toyan African Ting  (1)
3a. Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock  (4)
3b. Toyan - Big Showdown  (1)
4a. Johnny Osbourne - Baccara  (5)
4b. Toyan - Toyan On The Go  (1)
5a. Michael Prophet - Never Leave Me Lonely  (2)
5b. Toyan - Lover Man Style  (1)
6a. Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love  (6)
6b. Toyan - Children Children  (1)
7a. Wailing Souls - Bandits Taking Over  (4)
7b. Toyan - Capital Offence  (1)
8a. Wailing Souls - Act Of Affection  (4)
8b. Toyan - Pope In A Di Corner  (1)
9a. Barry Brown - Sweet Sixteen  (7)
9b. Toyan - Tribute To Entertainer  (1)
10a. Wailing Souls - A Fool Will Fall  (4)
10b. Toyan - Reggae Gone International  (1)

Source of tunes (albums, unless stated otherwise):
(1) Toyan - How The West Was Won (Greensleeves)
(2) Michael Prophet - Gunman (Greensleeves)
(3) Hugh Mundell - Mundell (Greensleeves)
(4) Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock (Greensleeves)
(5) Johnny Osbourne - Never Stop Fighting (Greensleeves)
(6) Johnny Osbourne - Fally Lover (Greensleeves)
(7) Barry Brown - Sweet Sixteen (Greensleeves 12" single)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Purpleman & Friends A Go Nice Up The Area - re-upload

Since it takes me more and more time to bring new mixes these days and I've had several requests for re-uploads of some of my older ones, I figured lets start with that. First one is a mix I did 5 years ago (2009) and one I'm still very pleased with! It's focussing on the works of none other than Purpleman! Purpleman recently joined Facebook and is doing good by the looks of it, find him there. This mix was/is called Purpleman A Go Nice Up The Area with Purpleman alongside singers like Don Carlos and Barry Brown on the same riddims. I've slightly updated the mix on some transitions and effects volume (lowered) and for this occassion added two additional tracks that were not in the original 2009 edition since I got the Purpleman 45 in question after making the mix at the time: Level Vibes Pumping. So worth checking even if you already heard the 2009 edition. Original artwork above and adapted write up from 2009 and updated track- and sourcelist as follows:
Purpleman is sometimes confused with Yellowman due to their looks, but also because Purpleman even released an album under the name Yellowman (Confessions, Vista, 1983). He also recorded under the name Peter Yellow, but that period isn't covered here cause I don't own those records myself. Wicked deejay, clearly different from Yellowman (which makes it easy to hear that that Confessions album certainly isn't thé Yellowman) and had most of his recordings in the early 80s. I don't own many singles by Purpleman, but I do however have a few albums by him, which are the main source for the tracks here (see credits below). His discography isn't very big, but overall quality very good. It was fun finding out how many tunes he toasts on that were voiced by Don Carlos! Already 7 in this mix alone! Also a couple of Barry Brown tunes appear, from Hitbound releases - the Show Down series. Wicked music, hope you'll enjoy and if you don't know the man I hope that you'll hear and get to know him through this mix and start appreciate the works of the one PURPLEMAN as much as I do!

Purpleman A Go Nice Up The Area - A BMC Mix
(Number in brackets refers to source listed below the tracklist)

1) Purpleman - Get Ready (1)
2) Don Carlos - Praise Jah With Love & Affection (2)
3) Purpleman - Me A Go Nice Up The Area (3)
4) Purpleman - Jah My Guiding Master (4)
5) Barry Brown - Dance And Sing (5)
6) Purpleman - My Girl Friend (6)
7) Don Carlos - Just Groove With Me (2)
8) Purpleman & Papa Tollo - The Chemist And Apprentice (3)
9) King Tubby - Wiseman Dub Stylee (7)
10) Mother Liza - Joy To Your Soul  (8)
11) Sister Candy - Devon (9)
12) Purpleman - Paulette (4)
13) Barry Brown - Come We Dub Tonight (5)
14) Purpleman - Get Me Mad (10)
15) Version (10)
16) Purpleman - No Luck In Trafficating (4)
17) Don Carlos - My Brethren Party (2)
18) Purpleman - Coming On Strong (11)
19) Purpleman - A Murder We Charge For (6)
20) Purpleman - Can't Tell Mi Bossman (4)
21) Don Carlos - Ababa John I (2)
22) Purpleman - Sandra Lee Buy Big House For Me (11)
23) Mother Liza - Love Plan On Now A Days Man (8)
24) King Tubby - Real Dub Stylee (7)
25) Don Carlos - Booming Ball (2)
26) Purpleman - Trod Along (11)
27) Purpleman - Westmoreland Skank (1)
28) Purpleman - Session Inna Westmoreland (4)
29) Barry Brown - My Woman (5)
30) Purpleman - Every Man Do A Thing (6)
31) Don Carlos - Spread Out (2)
32) Purpleman - Purpleman A Go Boom It Up (3)
33) Purpleman - Feeling Irie (1)
34) Don Carlos - Late Night Blues (12)
35) Version (12)
36) Purpleman - King On The Way (11)
37) Purpleman - Fiscal Fitness (4)
38) Purpleman - Nothing Is Impossible (11)
39) Purpleman - Out Of Hand (1)
40) Johnny Osbourne - Water Pumping (13)
41) Purpleman - Level Vibes Pumping (14)
42) Prince Jammys - Version (14)
43) Purpleman - Thirteen Women To A Man (6)

(1) The Yellow The Purple and The Nancy (Greensleeves LP) 

(2) Don Carlos - Spread Out (Burning Sounds LP) 
(3) Sly & Robbie + The Taxi Gang v Purpleman & Friends (Vista LP) 
(4) Yellowman - Confessions (Vista LP, miscredited to Yellowman) 
(5) Barry Brown & Little John - Showdown Vol. 1 
(6) Yellowman & Purpleman - Showdown Vol. 5 (Hitbound LP) 
(7) King Tubby - King Tubby The Dubmaster With The Waterhouse Posse (Vista LP)
(8) Mother Liza with Kojak - Chant Down Babylon (Gorgon LP - CD-R)
(9) Sister Candy - Black Culture (Vista LP)
(10) Purpleman - Get Me Mad (Hitbound 7")
(11) Purpleman Saves Pappa Tollo in a Dancehall Style (Vista LP)
(12) V. A. - Haul & Pull Up Selekta (Trojan CD)
(13) Johnny Osbourne - Water Pumping (Jammy$ 7")
(14) Purpleman - Level Vibes Pumping (Jammy$ 7")

Mix and artwork by BMC
First release 2009 - New updated release with two extra tracks 2014

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Love Is All I Bring - Another 2013 Roots & Culture Mix

Love Is All I Bring - Another 2013 Roots & Culture Mix by BMC

After my well-received Step Out And Dance mix from early this year, I felt like making a next 2013 mix to close the year with. Lots of great music has been released this year again that many don't seem aware of, next to the usual larger pile of low-quality crap ofcourse. I hope this mix will introduce some of this lovely music to people out there, so they can check out the artists and labels further, you wont be sorry!! The so called 'revival' of more positive, conscious music by artists like Chronixx, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid clearly made its impact this year on the reggae scene and on me same way. So no surprise to find quite a few tracks by especially Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid in this one. Besides them, a whole variety of artists and producers recorded and released very worthwhile tunes this year and this mix showcases a whole heap of different names and styles to proof that. Especially nice this year has been the increasing number of tunes that get pressed on vinyl again, love that, bought quite a bunch of 'm! Mix is in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, some but not too many sound samples, one continuous cd-length mix in the old-school mixtape tradition. If you like what you hear, go check out the full tunes in good quality to get the real deal. I just love this music, Love Is All I Bring!

Selection & Mix by: BMC
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Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks in order of appearance (tracks with * have, to my knowledge, been released on 45s):

1) Chronixx - Thanks And Praise (Lifeline Music) *
2) Fight This Feeling Riddim (Ranch Entertainment)
Shaggy ft. Beres Hammond - Fight This Feeling *
Maxi Priest ft. Assassin - Bubble My Way
Tessanne Chin - If You Love Me
3) Going Home Riddim (Larger Than Life)
Busy Signal & Exco Levy - Wicked Evil Man
Chino - Larger Than Life
Gappy Ranks - Free My Chains
4) Jah Sun ft. Kabaka Pyramid - Foundation (Bizzarri)
5) Poison Arrow Riddim (Dynasty)

Alaine - Love Is All I Bring
Jah Vinci - Lock Me With Love
I Octane - Island Breeze [Jamaica]
6) Dancing Machine Riddim (Evidence)
Brother Culture - Life
Skarra Mucci - Confusion
7) Chino & Di Genius - Roots Sound (Di Genius)
8) Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim (John John)
Chronixx - Alpha & Omega
Jah Cure & Bounty Killer - A Murdah
Sizzla - Big Surpirse
Tarrus Riley - Money Cry
Chronixx - Alpha & Omega (pt. 2)
9) Micah Shemaiah ft TJ, Hempress Sativa, Jahkime & Infinite - Dread At The Control (EDB Entertainment) *
10) Militancy Riddim (Overstand Entertainment)
Kabaka Pyramid - The Revival
Jah Cure - Territory
Dre Island - Uptown Downtown
Protoje - Resist Not Evil
Chezidek - Damage
11) Selassie Souljahz Riddim (Royal Order) *
Addis Pablo & The Suns Of Dub - Selassie Souljahz - Melodica Version
Chronixx, Sizzla, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid - Selassie Souljahz
Addis Pablo & The Suns Of Dub - Selassie Souljahz - Dub
12) Mavado - Soldiers (Tribute To Roach) (JA Productions)
13) Chronixx - World Under Seige (Roots Tribulation)
14) Milk & Honey Riddim (Reggae Fever / iMusician Digital) *
Turbulence - Righteousness
Jah Mali - Stop Self Destruct
Jah Mason - My God & King
15) Honey Pot Riddim (Silly Walks Discotheque) *
Chronixx - Smile Jamaica
Lutan Fyah - Lonesome Soldier
Daville - One In A Million
16) Just Say When Riddim (Heavy Beats)
Glen Washington - Put Away Your Guns
Lloyd Brown - Blessed Love
17) Sellassie I Way Riddim (Israel Records)
Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid - Fly Di Gate
Chronixx - Prayer
Pressure - One Way
Lutan Fyah - Jah Na Sleep
18) Richie Campbell - What A Day (Don Corleon)
19) Tin Mackerel Riddim (Maximum Sound Bwoy Killers)
Konshens & Romain Virgo - We No Worry 'Bout Them
Burro Banton - Can't Get Me Out
Mr. Vegas, Natel & Major Mackerel - Flash Up Unu Lighta
20) Take My Hand Riddim (Redemtion's Sound)
Luciano - Take My Hand Oh Jah
Kabaka Pyramid - Sun Rising
David Kennedy - Take My Dub
21) Rising Sun Riddim (Chimney Records) *
Chronixx & Kabaka Pyramid - Mi Alright
Tarrus Riley - My Day
Demarco - It's Not Right

Enjoy and happy new year people, thanks for another year of support for the efforts I put into these mixes!




Sunday, October 13, 2013

Channel One Show-Down Series

Took me a while, but with the addition of Vol. 3 and 6 finally have this superb series complete on vinyl (a couple of originals, bunch of represses). Channel One at its finest!

Show-down Vol. 1 - Barry Brown & Little John
Show-down Vol. 2 - Sugar Minott & Frankie Paul
Show-down Vol. 3 - Don Carlos & Gold & The Gladiators
Show-down Vol. 4 - Frankie Jones & Michael Palmer
Show-down Vol. 5 - Yellowman & Fathead & Purpleman
Show-down Vol. 6 - Frankie Paul & Little John
Show-down Vol. 7 - Wayne Smith & Patrick Andy
Show-down Vol. 8 - Frankie Paul & Coco Tea


Recommended, so check 'm out, most available on excellent quality represses.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chronixx on vinyl

Great to see more and more modern JA music getting pressed on good old 45s again, particularly by the good people of! Here's a pic of the Chronixx, who I rate very very high, 45s I've found and bought so far:

Chronixx - Ain't No Giving In (Chimney)
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble (Overstand)
Chronixx ft. Sizzla, Protoje & Kabaka Pyramid - Selassie Souljahz (Royal Order)
Chronixx - Smile Jamaica (Silly Walks)
Chronixx - Thanks And Praise (Lifeline Music)

Tunes definitely worthy to be praised for quality and so worthy to be pressed! Keep 'm coming!

(some tuff tunes on the same riddims available as these by Chronixx and definitely worth picking up the 10" of Addis Pablo (son of) with melodica and dub versions to Selassie Souljahz in lovely picture sleeve)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Sizzla Kalonji & Bredren - The Early Years In Roots (1995 - 2002)

Sizzla Kalonji & Bredren - The Early Years In Roots (1995 - 2002)

The first time I got introduced to the works of a, at the time, young singer calling himself 'Sizzla Kalonji' was when I heard the album Black Woman & Child somewhere in the mid to late 90s. I was very impressed with what I heard and ever since started following the musical output of this man from August Town, Jamaica. Lots can be said about his varying output from his debut Burning Up (1995) 'til his latest The Messiah (2013), but here I'd like to focus on the years that I and many with me consider his best: 1995 - 2002. He truly made classic tunes and albums in those years, mainly but not solely for producers Philip "Fatis" Burrell and Bobby "Digital B" Dixon. In this set of 2 mixes I like to showcase the early works in roots of Sizzla Kalonji & Bredren. It started off as a single-mix-effort, but after reaching the 80 min mark on the first, I had too many superb tunes left that had to be included, so a 2nd mix was born. I still had to leave out many killer tunes I highly rate, but felt 2 was enough for now. It does say something about the quality of his output of those days! The choice of tracks is based on my personal preference, diversity in the mix and the vibe of the moment. I'm not a fan of Sizzla in his falsetto style, so left tunes with that out. A tracklist like this is surely debatable, but for now it all lead to this and good music it is! Finding next tracks on riddims or even some dubs has been very time consuming, but very enjoyable to do: hadn't focussed this much on that time period in a while and man, what a pleasure it was to delve into it. Very hard to mix right at points too, due to the included tunes from other artists on the same riddims being mixed totally different (especially with Xterminator, love that attention they gave to every single tune in those days!) or coming from different albums with a different final mixing. I decided to strictly use tunes I have on original format (so no downloads), be it CD, LP or 45s and combined some with other tracks and/or dubs on the same riddims for a diverse, quality journey through the works of Sizzla Kalonji and with that through JA music of 1995 - 2002. Next artists include Luciano, Cocoa Tea, Anthony B, Admiral Tibet, Capleton, Jah Cure, Prince Malachi, Morgan Heritage and more. Mixes are in the usual BMC-style: no full tunes, one continuous 80 minute mix each with soundsamples here and there and with sources given for each track. Big up to my mate Andre who helped in the riddimspotting and provided a couple of original CD's for use in the process!

Enjoy reggae music as good as it gets. Tell 'm, Kalonji! 

Tracks (in brackets is the name of the album or label of the single the tune came from, V.A. means the album is a compilation) 

Sizzla Kalonji & Bredren - The Early Years In Roots - 1995 - 2002 - Part 1
01) Half That Has Never Been Told (Good Ways)
02) Juvenile (Blaze Up The Chalwa)
w/ Jah Cure - Dance Vibes (Free Jah's Cure)
03) Lift Mine Eyes (Words Of Truth)
04) Dem A Try A Ting (Freedom Cry / Kalonji)
w/ Luciano - Ulterior Motive (Jet Star Reggae Max)
w/ Ulterior Motive Dub (MLK Dub)
w/ Prince Malachi - Love Jah (The World Shall See - V.A.)
05) Live Yu Live (2 Strong)
w/ Anthony B - Watch Out (2 Strong)
06) More Guidance (Black Woman & Child)
w/ Yami Bolo - Chill I Soul (Flag Flown High - V.A.)
07) Do You Ever? (The Story Unfolds)
08) Hale The Woman (Zulu 45)
w/ Version (Zulu 45)
09) Catch The Place A Fire (Reggae Central 45 / Hosanna)
w/ Luciano - Should I Slumber (Reggae Central 45)
w/ Jah Mason - High Grade (Reggae Central 45) 
10) Ripe Leaf (Royal Son Of Ethiopia)
11) Go Round Them (Harmony House 45)
w/ Version (Harmony House 45)
w/ Jah Cure - Western Region (Harmony House 45)
12) Praise Ye Jah (Praise Ye Jah)
13) Bless The Youth (Good Ways)
w/ Morgan Heritage - Send Us Your Love (Don't Haffi Dread)
14) Kings Of The Earth (The Story Unfolds) 
w/ Luciano - Gunzalis (Rough Inna Town - V.A.)
w/ Weaponist dub (MLK Dub)
w/ Cocoa Tea - The Weed (The Herbalist - V.A.)
w/ Kings Of The Earth Dub (MLK Dub)
15) Solid As A Rock (Da Real Thing)
16) Greedy Joe (Praise Ye Jah)
w/ Cocoa Tea - Repatriation (Israel's King)
w/ Repatriation Dub (MLK Dub)
17) Do Some Good (2 Strong)
w/ Anthony B - (Al) low The Herb (So Many Things)
18) Merciful Father ft. Causion (3 Wise Men - V.A.)
19) Give Them A Ride (Black Woman & Child)
w/ Instrumental (Digital B 12")
w/ Admiral Tibet - Babylon Brutality (Try To Reach The Top)
w/ Tanya Stephens - Handle The Ride (Digital B 45)
w/ Version ft. Cocoa Tea (Digital B 45)
20) Ghetto Youth (Liberate Yourself)
21) Done Nothing For Us (Harmony House 45)
22) I'm Not Sure (Jet Star Reggae Max)
w/ Cocoa Tea - Hurry Up & Come (Israel's King)
w/ Sanchez - Never Dis Di Man (Forever)
w/ Luciano, Louie Culture & Terror Fabulous - In This Together (Jet Star Reggae Max)
23) Purified Woman (Serious Reggae - V.A.)
24) Rastafari Teach I Everything (Rastafari Teach I Everything)
25) Azanido (Good Ways)
w/ Garnett Silk, Cocoa Tea & Charlie Chaplin - Every Knee Shall Bow (Flag Flown High - V.A.)

Sizzla Kalonji & Bredren - The Early Years In Roots - 1995 - 2002 - Part 2
01) Life's Road (Rough Inna Town - V.A.)
02) It's Amazing (Da Real Thing)
03) Love Amongst My Brethren (Freedom Cry)
w/ Cocoa Tea - Rastaman (Israel's King)
04) The Poor (Burning Up)
w/ Luciano & Spanna Banna - What We Need Is Love (Duets)
05) Holding Firm (Jet Star Reggae Max)
w/ Anthony B - Raid The Barn (So Many Things)
06) World Wide Love (Hosanna)
w/ Instrumental (Hosanna)
07) Hard Ground (Black Woman & Child)
w/ Junior Tucker - Praise His Name (Flag Flown High - V.A.)
08) Rejoice (Da Real Thing)
09) The World Shall See (The World Shall See - V.A.)
w/ Prince Malachi - Life Cycle (The World Shall See - V.A.)
w/ L.M.S - Zion Gates (Zion Gates)
w/ Xterminator All Stars - Life Cycle (Dub Down Babylon)
10) Can't Cool Can't Quench (Good Ways)
w/ Admiral Tibet - Envious People (Try To Reach The Top)
11) Submerge Cocaine Base (The Herbalist - V.A.)
12) True God (Jet Star Reggae Max)
w/ Cocoa Tea - Israel's King (Israel's King)
w/ Luciano - Never Give Up My Pride (Messenger)
13) Bandulu (Black History)
14) Woman I Need You (Da Real Thing)
w/ Morgan Heritage - Works To Do (Pt.1) (Three In One)
15) Strength And Hope (Bobo Ashanti)
w/ Prince Malachi & Turbulence - Righteous Way (Armageddon Time - Chapter II)
16) No Other Like Jah (Praise Ye Jah)
17) Babylon Homework (Royal Son Of Ethiopia)
w/ Jah Blessing ft. Luciano (Freedom Cry)
18) One Away (Black Woman & Child)
w/ Admiral Tibet - To Jah I Pray (Try To Reach The Top)
w/ Capleton - Raggy Road (Flag Flown High - V.A.)
19) Healing Of The Nation (Liberate Yourself)
20) Babylon A Listen (Jet Star Reggae Max)
w/ Luciano - Sweep Over My Soul (Sweep Over My Soul)
w/ Sweep Over My Soul Dub (MLK Dub) 
w/ Cocoa Tea - Mr. Neck Tie Man (The World Shall See - V.A.)
w/ Capleton - Stand Tall (More Fire) 
21) Like Mountain (Firehouse Crew)
w/ Lukie D - Heavy Load (Firehouse Crew)
w/ Jah Cure - Chant (Firehouse Crew)
22) Food Of Thought (2 Strong)
23) Trod Mt. Zion (Da Real Thing)
w/ Instrumental (Digital B 45)
w/ Morgan Heritage - Blackman's Paradise (Digital B 45)
24) Love Is Divine (Black Woman & Child)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Step Out And Dance - 2012/13 Roots & Culture Mix

Gimme Likkle One Drop as the man Tarrus Riley sings on the Tropical Escape riddim. Well, ok, here you go! New roots & culture mix by BMC, over 79 minutes with riddims and tracks from 2012 and 2013. Lotsa (but not only) JA productions this time and above all lotsa good music! Selection solely based on what I rate for whatever reason, not the charts! Noticable how many artists in their lyrics express their hope for a change of musical and/or lyrical content in the scene, let's see where it goes from here. Above all these are 79+ minutes that show that reggae is alive and kicking in 2013! Very nice riddims, excellent vocal deliveries from upcoming stars like Chronixx and Exco Levi to a great lovers tune by dancehall star Mavado to the always impressive Tarrus Riley and I can go on. Check out all artists and labels (in brackets in the tracklist below), there's usually more where this came from. Mix is in the usual BMC style: whole heap of different artists and styles, no full tunes, (very) few sound samples, one continuous cd-length mix in the old-school mixtape tradition. What can I say? I'm rocking to it, hope you too, so Step Out And Dance!

Step Out And Dance - 2012/13 Roots & Culture Mix

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Facebook: Bmc Better Must Come / BMC's Reggae Mixes (page)
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 Gyal Season Riddim (Bambino Musik - Jus Bus)
Joe Lickshot - Vintage Concert Version
Romain Virgo - All Out
Busy Signal - Girls Tonight
Etana & Busy Signal - Love Love Love
Tanya Stephens - If You Knew
Spragga Benz - Step Out And Dance
02 Impossible Riddim (Bizzarri)
Blackout JA - Rub A Dub King
Lion D - Irie
03 EZ Riddim (Smart Move Records)
Tarrus Riley - Hurt Me
Adrian Campbell - Take It Easy
04 Mavado - Always On My Mind (Troyton)
05 Moving Riddim (Di Genius)
Mr. Easy - Moving
Chino - Boom Draw
J Boog - Change Up Your Evil Ways
Chris Martin - What Can I Do (Without A Woman)
Lutan Fyah - Hold A Medz
06 Downtown Riddim (Riddim Wise)
Turbulence ft. I Shenko - Obeah Man
Mikey General - Promise
Lutan Fyah - Bossman
07 Chronixx - Start A Fyah [extended] (Jungle Josh)
08 Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor - Me Alone (Di Genius)
09 Another Dollar Riddim (Penthouse)
Romain Virgo - Another Day Another Dollar
Kiprich - No Fake Friends
Tessanne ft. Busy Signal - Don't Wanna Fight
I-Wayne - Nightmare
10 Focus Riddim (Vickings)
Exco Levi - Save The Music
Loyal Flames - Keep Focus
11 Rootsman Riddim (Overstand)
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble
Jesse Royal - Modern Day Judas
Tarrus Riley - Cold Girl
12 Return Riddim (Juke Boxx)
Morgan Heritage - The Return
Exco Levi - Cyaah Cow Wi Down
Romain Virgo - Nah Figet
13 Busy Signal -  Come Shock Out (Juke Boxx)
14 Freedom Shines Riddim (Truckback)
Tarrus Riley - Original Dancehall
Busy Signal - Tell Dem Already
15 Man Of The Living Riddim (Street Rockaz Family)
Chezidek - Talk To Jah Jah
Peetah Morgan - World Revolution
16 Rock & Come Een Riddim (Dalton Leith)
Busy Signal - Stop Show Off
Romain Virgo - Mama
Shuga - I Dream Of A Solution
Exco Levi - Leave Mi Herbs
17 Feeling It Riddim (Machete)
Luciano - Them Never Know
Turbulence - She Wanna Be Friends
18 Tropical Escape Riddim (Chimney)
Tarrus Riley - Gimme Likkle One Drop
Cecile - Life Is So Precious
Chronixx - Aint No Giving In
I Octane - What About The Poor
19 Lutan Fyah - Dancehall Still A Gwaan (Nature's Way)
(drawing in the artwork by Lumonious, taken from the LP One DJ Won't Do on Techniques)

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Monday, July 30, 2012

We Love Di Vibes - 2012 Dancehall Mix - Summer Stylee

We Love Di Vibes - 2012 Dancehall Mix - Summer Stylee

Party mi seh! :-)

My latest and well received 2012 Roots & Culture mix 'Reggae Summer Again' was released last month and here's its follow-up inna dancehall stylee already. I (very) soon wont have much time for mixing for a while (for good reasons), so soon(er) wanted to have a mix of recent Dancehall to accompany the Roots & Culture one to move & groove to this summer (and beyond)! Summer vibes the recipe, this the result: We Love Di Vibes - 2012 Dancehall Mix - Summer Stylee.

I know most following BMC's Reggae Mixes do so for the modern roots and foundation styled mixes, but hey, I do like my fair share of dancehall vibes and enjoy making one or two mixes a year with those riddims and tunes that hit me one way or the other. And when I made 'm, I might as well share it with the interested few. This one has a high percentage of summer party vibes, feel-good style, as opposed to the 'harder' side of dancehall. This will make you move! No idea whether it contains *the* big hits or so, I'm not that 'up-to-date', I just know it sounds good to me and makes me dance. That's all there is to it.

80 minutes, no full tunes, shorter pieces mixed together in the traditional mixtape style. Whole heap of different artists and very very few sound effects, which makes this different than most dancehall mixes around. We Love Di Vibes!

We Love Di Vibes - 2012 Dancehall Mix - Summer Stylee

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Facebook: Bmc Better Must Come / BMC's Reggae Mixes (page)
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 I Octane - Love Di Vibes (So Unique)
02 Movin' Feva Riddim (Charlie Pro)

Busy Signal - Whining Feva
Bushman - Always On My Mind
Tarrus Riley - We Run It (Jamaica)
Koolant (Wailers) - World Coming Too

03 Sun Tan Riddim (Cashflow)
Stein - Again And Again
Khago - Love Summer
Demarco - This Is The Life

04 Bass Line Riddim (Big Ship)
Mavado - I Swear
Busy Signal - Cyaan Believe (Bubble Up)
Di Genius - Whine Like
Agent Sasco - Wish Bad
Gyptian - I Like It

05 Damian Marley - Affairs of the Heart (Universal)
06 Peenie Wallie Riddim (Don Corleon)

Mavado - Mek She Cry
Masicka - Fall Inna Love
Sean Paul - Caught

07 Jouvert Riddim (UIM)
Demarco - Gyal Dem Wah Whine
Konshens - Live It Up
Charly Black feat. Quick Cook - Welding (Wap Wap)

08 Gyptian - Gyal Gimme Some (So Unique)
09 Coolie Gal Riddim (UIM Records)

Popcaan - Coolie Gal
Bugle - Champion Gal
Cherine - Haffi Come Back
Vybz Kartel feat. Gaza Slim - F#%k It & Cum

10 Priceless Signature (Lena British - Jam 2)
Gyptian - Mr. Chief
Bugle - Hawk Dem Surround Me
Gappy Ranks - Wickedest Slam In Di Garrison
Sizzla - Love The Gal Dem
Bounty Killer - Dem Buss Up

11 Stylee Riddim (Ballaz)
Voicemail - Style
RDX - Caribbean Girl

12 Overtime Riddim (JA)
Beenie Man - Clean Heart
Wasp - Hot Like Fiya
Gyptian - Overtime
Mavado - Caribbean Girls

13 So Unique Riddim (So Unique)
Tommy Lee - Gal Gimme Wine
Vybz Kartel - Galopoly

14 I Octane - Jiggle Fi Me (ZJ-Ice - Thirty Six Degrees)
15 Happy Daze Riddim (Fras Twinz)

Munga - Pull Up Di Tune
Chi Ching - Stop Mock
Beenie Man - Feeling Gud
Gyptian feat. Jupita - Body Good

16 Love Bug Riddim (Washroom)
Liquid - Nah Let Yuh Go
Wayne Marshall - Rookie Love
Voicemail & Raine Seville - Watch Mi Wine Now
Alaine - Touch (On And On)
Timeka - Si How Mi Hot

17 Aurora Skies Riddim (So Unique)
Bugle - Another Day
Blak Diamon - Diamond In The Ruff
Gyptian - One Man She Need
Savage - Da Wine Deh
Kiprich - Party Just Start
Agent Sasco - Can't Hold Dem Liquor
Bounty Killer - The Real Deal

18 Summer Wave Riddim (TJ)
Popcaan - Summer Wave
Beenie Man - Jamaica Celebration

19 Liquid And Patexxx - More Rum (Echo 1)
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BMC on Facebook!

Took some time, but after getting some convincing arguments I've registered on Facebook now too to see how I like it. Have my profile as BMC and a separate page for BMC's Reggae Mixes. I think the following links will bring you there:

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Reggae Summer Again - 2011/12 Roots & Culture Niceness (mix)

Summer time is here, time for another good-old roots & culture mix, summer style at BMC's Reggae Blog. Productions from mainly JA, UK and EU. Variety of riddims and artists and mixed in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, sound samples here and there, one continuous cd-length mix in the old-school mixtape tradition. The mix starts in a old-school fashion with Busy Signal introducing the mix with Reggae Music Again, after which a lengthy segment follows of modern tunes on old-day styled riddims that should be enjoyable for both lovers of the old and new. This time there's a particularly long part on traditional rocksteady riddims, lovely and perfect for the summer months! Big tunes, enjoy people and thanks for the continuous support.

Reggae Summer Again - 2011/12 Roots & Culture Niceness

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks: 

01 Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again + Version (VP)
02 Cultura Riddim (Reggaeland)
Jah Mali - Selecta Man
Linval Thompson - Know Your Rights
Jah Thomas - Strong Ganja
Ranking Forrest - The Bubbling
Roberto Sanchez - Cultura Dub
03 You Don't Care Riddim (Joe Fraser)
Stevie Face - One Night Stand *
Gappy Ranks - School Days *
Papa Biggy - Soul Mate
Courtney John - Every Way
Terry Linen - You Look Like Love *
04 Hold On Riddim (Peckings) *
Ras Demo - Make You Rock
Tarrus Riley & Baby Boom - Chocolate
05 54-46 Riddim (Peckings) *
Macka B - Never Played A 45
06 Leggo Di Riddim (Maximum Sound) *
Da'Ville - Dancehall Nice
Tarrus Riley - Lovers Leap
Captain Sinbad - Jamaica 50
Ras Demo - What Will It Take
Christopher Martin - Roll It Up
Slim Smith & Ce'Cile - Girl You Hold Me
07 Love Is A Treasure Riddim (Nu Edge) *
Carroll Thompson - Impossible
Luciano - Love Be With You
Lloyd Brown - Right There
Bubblers - LIAT Dub
08 Move Up Riddim (Stingray) *
Jazwad & Stanley Andrews - Dub Move
Freddie McGregor - Jamaica Move Up
Raymond Wright - Night & Day
09 Rock Fort Rock Riddim (Lifeline)
Exco Levi - In The Streets
Protoje - This Is Not A Marijuana Song
Romain Virgo - Mussi Mad
Peetah Morgan - Bloodline
10 Rude Bway Be Nice (Maximum Sound) *
Mr Vegas - Jamaica Nice
Yami Bolo - Jah Is The Fire
Tarrus Riley - Prophecy Fulfill
Captain Sinbad - Capital Offence
11 Romain Virgo - Fantasize (VP - The System album track)
12 Live In Love Riddim (TJ)

Bugle - Its A Journey
Tarrus Riley - Sorry Is A Sorry Word
Rasun - Hard To Walk Away
J Boog - Love Me
13 Kush Morning Riddim (Dynasty / Twelve 9)
Jah Sun Ft. Peter Morgan - Heart Like A Lion
Serani - Dear Lord
Capleton - Fire Fire
14 Redeemer Riddim (OneNess)
Fanton Mojah - Giving Praises
Junior Kelly - Heads Up
Mark Wonder & Al Pancho - Dancehall Stylee
Lutan Fyah - Bag a Herbs
15 Heart And Soul Riddim (Notice)

Busy Signal - Missing You
Etana - Wifey
16 Steady Flow Riddim (GT Muzik)

Zamunda - Should A Work It Out

* = available on 45s
(check Macka B's lyrics in his track in this mix, 45 promotional stylee! :-) )

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Busy Signal - Reggae Music Again / Reggae Dubb'n Again (VP - 2012)

Note: this is NOT a download, but a topic of appreciation for a good album! Wanna hear the album: go and get it, it's worth the $$$. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Swing On - a 2011 Dancehall Mix - the sequel

After Have A Good Time (a 2011 Dancehall Mix - summer edition) from late august here is a second and final mix showcasing my choice of the most interesting dancehall from 2011. The two mixes together are a pretty good summary of what I've been rating in dancehall last year, but do realize it is just that: MY choice, MY taste and no objective selection as such. These tunes just work for me, for various reasons, and contain big hits, but also less common tunes. First about an hour of nice, ruff and / or swinging riddims after which there's a 'slow it down'-break with the Rio and Danger Luv riddims, after which we step on it again with a Popcaan & Vybz Kartel segment. The end of this mix is somewhat unusual for modern dancehall mixes and is by the true King Of The Dancehall: Yellowman, giving his opinion on the music of today. Might not be my view, but when Yellow speaks, it's worth to make it heard in my book and so an interesting end of my picks of 2011 dancehall!

As said last time, I'm not a fully up-to-date, 'only-the-latest-counts' dancehall selector, so this mix has tracks from all over the year, probably heard many times in the tons of other mixes coming out almost daily. Truth is, I don't care, as I'm just making 'm for myself as (now 2x) 80 minutes of dancehall I do rate out of all the mediocre stuff out there. And since I have the mix, I might as well share it for others into it like me: not all up-to-date, just interested in hearing a nice selection of dancehall from 2011 without a loud siren or screaming every 30 seconds. That's all there is to it, just so you know, feel free to disagree. For now: check it out and Swing On!

Big up all artists and producers for yet another year with nuff music to enjoy!

Swing On - a 2011 Dancehall Mix - the sequel

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 Touch Screen riddim (Sam Diggy)
Vybz Kartel - Every Gal A My Gyal
Munga - Real Complexion
Agent Sasco - Gal A Follow Mi
02 Snap Back riddim (TJ Records)
Vybz Kartel - Put It On Hard
Popcaan - Clean
Jahmiel - Cut Dem Off
03 Timeline riddim (Yellow Moon)
Mavado - Swing On
I Octane - Life Too Hard
Khago - Bruk Bread
Stein - Haffi Get A Girl
04 Damian Marley - Set Up Shop (Ghetto Youths International)
05 Champagne Campaign riddim (Streets Amplified)
Lea-Anna - Murder
Gappy Ranks - War Ah Yuh Gate
06 Knockings riddim (Daseca)
Serani - Evil Heart
Di Genius & Chino - Lowe Wi
Laden - You & I
07 Sunrise riddim (Seanizzle / Charlie Pro)
Mavado - Stay Far
ZJ Liquid - Beat Skinz
I Octane - Di Thing Dem Loud
Beenie Man ft. Mr. G - Clean Everyday
Jah Vinci - Wine A Control Me
08 Nymphomaniac riddim (UIM Records)
Bugle - Kush
Popcaan - Nuh Box Pon Jaw
Vybz Kartel - Nymphomaniac
09 Busy Signal - Real Spenders (Truckback Records / Turf Music)
10 Jah Vinci - Wah Si Mi Dead (Touch Ah Good - Wata Pipe riddim)
11 Tenemant Yard riddim (Di Genius / Big Ship)
I Octane - Load Di Ting Dem
Mavado - Cyaa Hold Me Again
Serani - Make Me Stronger
Beenie Man - Come Outta Mi Way
Singing Sweet - Nothing Nuh Change
Di Genius - Dem Nah Nuh Girl
12 Type R riddim (Good Good)
Popcaan - Jeans So
Assassin - Nuh Loose Ting
13 Ice Cream riddim (Adde Productions)
Vybz Kartel - Bike Back
Popcaan - Back It Up
14 Overproof riddim (JA Productions)
Mavado - Settle Down
Baby Tash - Nah Settle Down
Sizzla Kalonji - Nuh Idle
Demarco - Nuff Gyal
Bounty Killer - Just A Sing Bout Gal
Gyptian - All Over
Beenie Man - Let's Go
Konshens - Bad Gal [riddim remix]
15 Rio riddim (Head Concussion)
Vybz Kartel - Warn Him
Jahmiel - Leaving You Lonely
Konshens - Gal Dem Song
16 Danger Luv riddim (Troyton Music)
Mavado - Love Me Girl
Lutan Fyah - No Wah Settle Down
Tarrus Riley - Dangerous Luv
17 Cyras - Say She Waan (Andre Solid - Kingpin riddim)
18 Smudge riddim (TJ Records)
Popcaan - Party Shot
Laden - Style Deh Shot
19 So Bad riddim (Young Vibez)
Vybz Kartel - Give Way Di Pum Pum
Popcaan - So Bad
Popcaan & Vybz Kartel - We Never Fear Dem
20 Vybz Kartel - Come Ya Nuh Mi Gal (Young Vibez - New Era riddim)
21 Yellowman - King A Talk (New Move - Locust riddim)

Listen here:


What those 'in the know' might notice is the absence of the many lyrical battles we had this year. This is no accident, personally got pretty tired of these 'lyrical wars' going on: Beenie vs Bounty, Iyara vs Deva Bratt , Kiprich vs Merciless, Tony Matterhorn vs Twin Of Twins, Chase Cross vs Bounty and more. I do like a good lyrical fued and used some in earlier mixes, but in 2011 it seemed the attention-seeker to use, loosing its appeal for me and so I just left 'm all out in this second 2011 mix of mine. Plenty good stuff (often better even) left and that's all that matters.

Those more interested in 2011 Roots & Culture style, scroll down to the False Alarm mix! :)