Thursday, July 2, 2009

LIST: Modern Roots 45s 2008 - a top 50 by BMC

We're at the end of the year again, so I figured why not make a list like previous years of the best modern roots 45s I bought this year (both JA, UK and EU productions). Yeah, you read it well, I'm still one of those that buys 45s of the modern tunes instead of settling for the mp3's. The order is kinda momentarily, if I was to make the same list tomorrow, it'd probably differ, but that aside. Here's 50 tunes I've been enjoying a lot this year and hoping for another 50 like these for 2009! This is my personal preferences, so instead of arguing an opinion (as this is just that), better add to it with your recommended tunes for the year. Titles as: "Artist - Title (Label - Riddim)".

Top 50 modern roots 45s 2008:

01) Million Stylez - Police In Helicopter (Necessary Mayhem - Police In Helicopter)
02) Pressure ft Beres Hammond - Putting Up Resistance (Don Corleon)
03) Doniki - Life Of The People (Gully Bank)
04) Lutan Fyah - Give Thanks For Life (Unik - Dem A Run Away)
05) Chezidek - Call Pon Dem (Massive B - Kingdom)
06) Fustep - Mr Greedy (Conscious Sounds)
07) Morgan Heritage - Nothing To Smile About (No Doubt - Rub A Dub)
08) Sugar Minott - Righteous Tradition (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub)
09) Capleton - Clean Meditation (Shore Jam - Ruff Life)
10) Tarrus Riley ft Chalice - Good To Be There (Cannon)
11) Anthony B - Clam Down De Gun (Fire Ball - Jah Jah See Dem A Come)
12) Jah Mason - Man To Man (Macro Beats - Early Morning)
13) Richie Spice - Di Plane Land (No Doubt - Rub A Dub)
14) Beres Hammond - I Feel Good (Penthouse - I Feel Good)
15) Million Stylez - Oh Jah Jah (Rootdown - I Love)
16) Natty King - The Truth (House Of Riddim - Conquerer)
17) Pressure - Your Love (Don Corleon)
18) Alaine - Love Of A Life Time (Don Corleon - Secrets)
19) Chezidek - I Won't Change (Charlie's - Back To Mount Zion)
20) Echo Ranks - Long Time (Scoops)
21) Million Stylez - Love We Deal With (Sound Quake)
22) Queen Ifrica - Keep It To Yourself (Don Corleon - Secrets)
23) Ras McBean - Dem A Run Away (Unik - Dem A Run Away)
24) Alborosie ft Etana - Blessing (Forward)
25) Zareb - Ghetto Youths (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub)
26) Turbulence - I'm Home Alone (Kings Of Kings - Live Wire)
27) Anthony Cruz ft Marlene Johnson - Africa (House Of Riddim - Conquerer)
28) Konshens - How It Feel (Birchill - Politics)
29) Marcia Griffiths & Busy Signal - Automatic Remix (Penthouse - Automatic)
30) Nikesha Lindo - Pack The Memories (Jah Ruby - Can I Change My Mind)
31) Chaka Demus & Pliers - When King Tubby's Used To Play (Pull Up My Selecta - Duke Street)
32) Chezidek - Higher (G String - Love Line)
33) Perfect & Chezidek - Journey (Irievibrations - Hit Drop)
34) Frankie Paul - Draw Out (Total Satisfaction - Draw Out)
35) Prezident Brown - Leaders (Oneness - General Key)
36) Cocoa Tea - Barack Obama (Roaring Lion)
37) Lutan Fyah & Anthony John - Roots Woman (Rial Agony - Bless Ya)
38) Sizzla - One Love (Road Dog - Star)
39) Mr Vegas - Mus Come A Road (A Team)
40) Etana - Love Myself (Cannon - Jah Live)
41) John Holt & Queen Ifrica - Queen Of The Ghetto (Penthouse)
42) Gyptian - This Love (Itation - Show Love)
43) Bunny Brown - A Good Woman (Big Stars - Call On Me)
44) Pressure - More Justice And Truth (Fire Ball - Jah Jah See Dem A Come)
45) Lukie D - How Long (Pull Up My Selecta - Duke Street)
46) Mr Williamz - Babylon In Helicopter (Necessary Mayhem - Police In Helicopter)
47) Robert Lee - Red Out Deh (Own Mission - Red Out Deh)
48) Richie Spice - Serious Girl (Juke Boxx - Nylon)
49) Lutan Fyah & Etana - Gun (Tads)
50) Estelle feat Sean Paul - Come Over Remix (Black Chiney)



Anonymous said...

Great selection. Out of many good tracks I especially enjoy the Pressure version of Beres Hammonds all time classic "Puttin up resistance".


Anonymous said...

2008 already long time finished.
Musically its still a fresh year 2008. New artists who go on in 2009. With your selection its nice to discover artists i dont know yet.
Nice collection. Thanks for sharing your inspirating vibes.
lucky girl

Anonymous said...

keep the vibes alive from paris