Tuesday, December 29, 2009

LIST: Modern Roots 45s 2009 - a Top 50 by BMC



Another year behind us and another year that again lead to numerous discussion on the current output of JA. Especially the dancehall side of things gets a lot of criticism for the direction where it is going with the non-JA influences of r&b, rap and techno. I also do not favor the route it is taking, but am not too worried about it to start 'dancehall is dead' kinda talk. There apparentely is an audience for it, artists have sold out shows all over the world, so I guess we're looking at JA-dancehall 2009 stylee. Hopefully 2010 brings back more of the pounding bass in the riddims. Personally I do rate some of the current output in the genre though, specifically Busy Signal and Mavado, but not even close to enough for an end-of-year list. That's different for modern roots 45s (yep, still buy vinyl in these times!) from 2009. There has been plenty lovely stuff out there again, though most of my preferred riddims and tunes this year come from the EU & UK. JA had some nice rootsy riddim, but I feel it's less than in previous years and a smaller percentage I rated enough to buy. Not gonna go into a 'oh-see-what-became-of-reggae'-blah, cause there's simply still nuff nuff good stuff out there and with the worldwide output combined I could easily come up with a top 50 modern roots 45s list again, just like last year.

The order is kinda momentarily, if I was to make the same list tomorrow, it'd probably differ at points, but that aside. Here's 50 tunes making 2009 nice enough for me again. This is obviously a personal preferences, add to it with your recommended tunes for the year to make it all more complete.

My wish for the new year musically is mainly more bass(lines), more positivity and more quality control instead of releasing every trial of a riddim or voicing : higher standards. All the best for 2010 for all reggae-massive worldwide!

Titles as: "Artist - Title (Label - Riddim)".

BMC's Top 50 Modern Roots 45s 2009:

01) Fu-Steps - Wicked Men (Vibes Creator)
02) Courtney John - Lucky Man (Peckings)
03) Don Carlos & Million Stylez - World Crisis (Ink A Link)
04) Jah Faith - No Bother Grumble (Jan-Disc)
05) Tarrus Riley & Alaine - Forever More (Don Corleon)
06) Busy Signal - Uniform Bad Bwoy (Maximum Sound - Praise Jahovia)
07) Lyrical Benjie - Sit N Wonda (Roots Tribe)
08) Prezident Brown - Rasta Rock (African Beat - Bubbler)
09) Anthony Cruz - Woman 24-7 (Shan Shan)
10) Alaine - Without You (Don Corleon - Changes)
11) Million Stylez & Joey Fever - Young Gunz (Necessary Mayhem - Come Down)
12) Tarrus Riley - Young Heart Reminiscing (Peckings)
13) Mykal Rose - Hypocrites Warning (Heartical - Tonight)
14) Lutan Fyah - Nuh Talk (Juke Boxx - Indiscretion)
15) Turbulence - Lovely Days (Roots Survival - Ras In)
16) Lutan Fyah - No Tribulation (Pow Pow - Respond)
17) Luciano - Invasion (Maximum Sound - I Know My Herbs)
18) Peter Spence - Thanks And Praises (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
19) Stevie Face - Proverbs 6 (No Doubt - Sweet)
20) YT, Million Stylez, Tenor Fly, Blackout JA & Mr Williamz - Dubplate (Necessary Mayhem - Rumours)
21) Jah Cure - Never Find (Don Corleon - Changes)
22) Luciano & Freddie McGregor - Night After Night (Big Ship - New Chapter)
23) Sizzla - Revolution (Irie Ites - Strange Things)
24) Peetah Heritage - Jesse James (Maximum Sound - Vineyard Town)
25) I-Eye - What A Day (Shengen Clan)
26) Admiral Tibet - Never Stop Trying (Luv Messenger - The Whip)
27) Petah Morgan feat Busy Signal - Unfair (No Doubt - Ghetto)
28) Anthony B & Chezidek - Better Hafi Come (Maximum Sound - Matches Lane)
29) AmP & Echo Ranks - Mr Warmonger (AMP)
30) Solo Banton - Talk To Me (Maffi)
31) I Wayne - What Will They Do (Fresh Ear - Relationship)
32) Queen Omega - Jah Dawta (Bombist - Soprano)
33) Lutan Fyah - Real Rasta (Jam' Strong - Stronga)
34) Lukie D - Send Dem Come (Maximum Sound - Praise Jahovia)
35) Etana - Badmind (No Doubt - Rock Steady)
36) Kenny Knots - Unbreakable (Roots Garden - People)
37) Tarrus Riley - Cold Kisses (Don Corleon)
38) Gappy & Nerious - Soul Rebel (Peckings - Soul Rebel)
39) Chezidek - War Monger (Irie Ites - Only Solution)
40) Prince Theo - Chant Dem Down (High Fly Music - Spread Dat Love)
41) Ziggi - Joker Smoker (Smoke In The Air) (Necessary Mayhem - Joker Smoker)
42) Million Stylez - Born In The System (Bassrunner - Prison Break)
43) Jah Mali - Serious Question (Roots Survival - Ras In)
44) Turbulence - Live Good And Prosper (Redbud - Prosper)
45) Ras McBean & Queen Omega - No Time To Waste (Greatest Friends - Music)
46) Joey Fever - Back With A Blast (Fast Forward - Love My)
47) Tamlins - Send Them Come (Shengen Clan)
48) Fantan Mojah - Chalice (Fire Ball - Rocksteady)
49) Queen Omega - Good Canabis (Special Delivery - Je T'Aime)
50) Lutan Fyah - Mr Outlaw (Blenders Finest - Oooh)


Saturday, December 19, 2009

POLL Result: What musical style(s) do you play most besides reggae?

On the question "What musical style(s) do you play most besides reggae?" the majority of the people said:

Soul / Funk
Hiphop / R&B

Both with 26 votes.

These styles were followed by:

No dude, it's reggae and nothing but reggae! (17 votes)
World (16 votes)
Jazz (13 votes)

And there have been a couple of people voting for:

Punk / Hardcore (4 votes)
Old rock (8 votes)
New rock (4 votes)
Singer / songwriter (5 votes)

No votes came in for metal and 16 votes were for 'other genres'.

In total 65 people filled in the poll (with more than one answer allowed).

All in all mostly soul, funk and hiphop lovers to accompany the love for reggae.

Thanks all for participating. New poll up.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Life To Live, Love To Give - more 2009 45s in the mix

Hello reggae-massive worldwide!

First of all, thanks for all the positivity about the site and the mixes (choice of concepts, choice of tunes, the mixing; been getting lots of positive feedback from all continents and I highly appreciate that!). Been quiet for some time here, but I'm back, with hopefully a new UK roots styled mix coming soon. For now it's modern JA and EU roots, 2009 stylee.

(picture contains 45s of Sweet Jamaica riddim on Lockdown label, included in the mix)

2,5 months since my last modern mix, about time for a new one. Haven't had much time and chance to look out for new quality tunes. Must admit that I haven't heard many that triggered me to go and order a few either (not taking into account the UK-style output, which will get into a seperate mix soon(ish)). However, I still had a bunch of 2009-tunes waiting to get the BMC-treatment, so here they are. One hour, variety of styles, though all modern roots. The mixing didn't turn out as well as I normally aim at, but wanted this one to get out there and due to time-issues left it what it is now. Music nice same way, so check it out, hopefully find some tunes you didn't know yet and go get 'm. All taken from 45s, no full tunes used and soundsamples added: the usual recipe.

Lots of European productions here once again. See if you can stop yourself from moving when you get to that lovely Sweet Jamaica riddim! :-)

Tracks (artist - title - label - riddim):

Life To Live, Love To Give - more 2009 45s in the mix

1) Tarrus Riley - Cold Kisses (Don Corleon)
2) Alaine - Never Done (Don Corleon)
3) Luciano - Be Aware (Maximum Sound - Vineyard Town)
4) Peetah Heritage - Jesse James (Maximum Sound - Vineyard Town)
5) Lukie D - Crying Out (Maximum Sound - Vineyard Town)
6) Capleton - All Is Well (Maximum Sound - Vineyard Town)
7) Lorenzo - Life To Live, Love To Give (Jam' Strong - Stronga)
8) Lutan Fyah - Real Rasta (Jam' Strong - Stronga)
9) Sena - Outcry In The City (Jam' Strong - Stronga)
10) Sizzla - Don't Give A F#$k (Jam' Strong - Stronga)
11) Earl Sixteen - Ocean Meets The Skies (One People - Rise My People)
12) Ras Zacharri - Rise My People (One People - Rise My People)
13) One People Production - Hornsman Version (One People - Rise My People)
14) Busy Signal - Spliff Tail (Juke Boxx - Dubwize)
15) Beenie Man - Love Is Lovely (Juke Boxx - Dubwize)
16) Peetah - War Zone (Juke Boxx - Dubwize)
17) Assassin - Priority (Juke Boxx - Dubwize)
18) Ziggi - Joker Smoker (Smoke In The Air) (Necessary Mayhem - Joker Smoker)
19) Mr Williamz - No Cigarette (Necessary Mayhem - Joker Smoker)
20) YT - Credit Crunch (Necessary Mayhem - Joker Smoker)
21) Da Grynch - Joker Instrumental (Necessary Mayhem - Joker Smoker)
22) Tamlins - Send Them Come (Shengen Clan)
23) Brinsley Forde & Tippa Irie - Long Time (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
24) Kirk Davis - Hills And Valley (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
25) Peter Spence - Thanks And Praises (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
26) Nerious Joseph - Wrong And Strong (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
27) Blackout JA - Anything Can Happen (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
28) Vivian Jones - Jailhouse (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
29) Tippa Irie - Sweet Jamaica (Lockdown - Sweet Jamaica)
30) Luciano - Invasion (Maximum Sound - I Know My Herbs)
31) Burro Banton - Love Me Sensimilia (Maximum Sound - I Know My Herbs)
32) Lukie D - One Cup A Day (Maximum Sound - I Know My Herbs)
33) Alborosie - Outernational Herb (Maximum Sound - I Know My Herbs)
34) Million Stylez - Everyday (Adonai - Everyday)
35) Chukki Starr - Congratulate U (Adonai - Everyday)
36) Ziggi - What You Stand For (Adonai - Everyday)
37) Lorenzo - Spread Dat Love (High Fly Music - Spread Dat Love)
38) Mark Wonder - Joy And Glorious Day (High Fly Music - Spread Dat Love)
39) Prince Theo - Chant Dem Down (High Fly Music - Spread Dat Love)
40) Ras McBean - Lambsbread (Greatest Friends - Ganja Too Much)
41) Lorenzo - High Grade (Greatest Friends - Ganja Too Much)
42) Johnny and Soul Vendors - Tribute To C. S. Dodd (Peckings)

Drop me a comment if you rate the tunes and maybe mention your favourite of the mix, always fun to know such things.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Other styles: Modern Soul / R&B / Jazz(y) albums of the last 5 years

Besides reggae, there's plenty of other styles of music I listen to. Lots of soul, funk, some R&B, hip-hop, (punk)rock and jazz. As much as I love reggae, I couldn't listen to just that, there's so much more quality stuff out there. This time I decided to post some titles of modern records of the last 5 years or so I highly rate in soulful, funky and jazzy styles. If you rate these kinda albums, add some recommended titles you rate in a comment. Curious to see what people come up with, so much wicked music out there!

Cheers all!

Here's a top 15 of favourites (limited to one per artist, could have added more Sharon Jones for instance):

1) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Naturally
2) Nicole Willis and the Soul Investigators - Keep Reachin' Up (see picture above)
3) Adele - 19
4) Ryan Shaw - This Is Ryan Shaw
5) Lady Linn and her Magnificent Seven - Here We Go Again
6) James Hunter - People Gonna Talk
7) Eli 'Paperboy' Reed & The True Loves - Roll With You
8) Leela James - A Change Is Gonna Come
9) Raphael Saadiq - The Way I See It
10) Jesse Dee - Bittersweet Batch
11) Duffy - Rockferry
12) Giovanca - Subway Silence
13) Stephanie McKay - Tell It Like It Is
14) Amy Whinehouse - Back To Black
15) Sabrina Starke - Yellow Brick Road

Bubbling under:
The Budos Band - Budos Band II
Daniel Merriweather - Love & War
Wouter Hamel - Nobody's Tune

Heard good stories about the new Lee Fields album 'My World' too.

Just in case, do NOT request uploads of any of these, I will not upload 'm. They're all commercially available, so go to a store for samples and / or buying. Thanks.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Poll results: What style of mixes you rate highest?

First poll finished after some 50 days of voting. 163 people participated on the question what style of mixes they prefer hearing. Here's the result:

Winning style: MODERN ROOTS with 56 votes (34%)

Followed by: Early 80s RUB-A-DUB with 43 votes (26%)

And the rest in order of number of votes:

70s Roots (31 votes, 19%)
Late 80s Digital (24 votes, 14%)
Modern Dancehall (9 votes, 5%)

(ska and rocksteady were no options in this poll, in case you're wondering, this was because I never made a mix in those styles [yet])

Thanks all for participating, new poll up now about your preferred other musical styles next to reggae. Join in!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

MIX: Purpleman A Go Nice Up The Area - A BMC Mix

Yes people, here's another special one I'm quite proud of. How often have you seen (if ever!) a mix dedicated to the works of Purpleman? Well, here is one. After having mixes focusing on the works of deejays Nicodemus (2x), Toyan, Papa Tollo and Dillinger, this time the 'other' albino deejay from the early 80s gets the bmc-treatment. 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 see 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, only one 7" on the Hitbound label. 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 pretty 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, lots to get to know. He's no big name in the scene so I hope, as happened very successfully with my earlier Papa Tollo mix, that you'll hear and get to know and appreciate a whole heap of tunes by this man: PURPLEMAN!

Another BMC Special. Drop me a comment if you rate the music and work put into it.

Purpleman A Go Nice Up The Area - A BMC Mix

(Number in brackets refer 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) 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 (Empire LP)
(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)

Mix and artwork by BMC

One love.

Monday, August 3, 2009

MIX: Sit N Wonda - a 2009 45s mix by BMC

New modern mix with the same recipe as always: all 45s unless mentioned otherwise, no full tunes, added soundsamples, info given to get 'm yourself in order: artist - title (label - riddim).
Majority is European productions with a variety of styles. The mix kicks off with a wicked rumours remix by the Necessary mayhem crew, followed by a superb digital tune by Solo Banton on the Maffi label with dub after which former King Shiloh singer Lyrical Benjie gets the mic with Sit N Wonda, where there certainly is no shortage of bass, UK stylee. Big tunes. Peckings' recent Soul Rebel riddim is up next, followed by a new riddim, Love Don't Live, from the Finland-based Maasto label. These tracks were taken from mp3, since they didn't appear on 45 (yet?), which I kindly received as promotional copies to introduce my listeners to, what I gladly do for them. So check it out, wicked Jah Mason and two rather unknown artists on a very nicely played riddim. Out and available in mp3-stores! Blenders Finest poppy Oooh riddim is added too, with a wicked Lutan Fyah and funny Perfect, altering the lyrics of a recent hit "I kissed a girl" (forgot by who, not really my thing). Big Ship's latest one drop effort New Chapter drops by as well as the M16 riddim (Total Satisfaction label), Music riddim (Greatest Friends label), Respond riddim (Pow Pow) and Matches Lane on Maximum Sound with a wicked combination by Chezidek and Anthony B. Tarrus Riley's latest, a fine soulful tune for Peckings and Massive B's Declaration Of Rights close the mix, lasting shortly over 45 minutes.
Like last time (I like the idea of showcasing a somewhat different tunes as a bonus at the end of the mix), an extra bonus track is added. Tune by Selah Sue, singer/songwriter from Belgium who's amongst others influenced by reggae, what can be clearly heard in this added track: Raggamuffin. Something different, something nice! Taken from her Black Part Love EP. Check her out!

All tracks currently available from various online reggae stores, so if you rate the tunes, go get 'm. ;-)

Comments more than welcome, in the comments section, through mail, chat or otherwise.

Tracks in order of appearance:

1) YT, Million Stylez, Tenor Fly, Blackout JA & Mr Williamz - Dubplate (Necessary Mayhem - Rumours)
2) Chyna Soulstar & Demolition Man - Lord Save My Soul (Necessary Mayhem - Rumours)
3) Blackout JA & Michie One - Love Me Woman (Necessary Mayhem - Rumours)
4) Da Grynch - Rumours Instrumental (Necessary Mayhem - Rumours)
5) Solo Banton - Talk To Me (Maffi)
6) Version (Maffi)
7) Lyrical Benjie - Sit N Wonda (Roots Tribe)
8) Slimmah Sound - Dub Version (Roots Tribe)
9) Gappy & Nerious - Soul Rebel (Peckings - Soul Rebel)
10) Sweetie Irie - Rebel With A Cause (Peckings - Soul Rebel)
11) Prince Malachi - Come Along (Peckings - Soul Rebel)
12) Jah Mason - My King (Maasto - Love Don't Live - mp3)
13) Hi Kee - Woman of Virtue (Maasto - Love Don't Live - mp3)
14) IBK-Tribe & Emil - Fading Away (Maasto - Love Don't Live - mp3)
15) Lutan Fyah - Mr Outlaw (Blenders Finest - Oooh)
16) Perfect - I Smoked A Spliff (Blenders Finest - Oooh)
17) Luciano & Freddie McGregor - Night After Night (Big Ship - New Chapter)
18) Assassin - Give Thanks (Big Ship - New Chapter)
19) Etana - Who Gave You The Right (Big Ship - New Chapter)
20) Burro Banton - Guns Outta Hand (Total Satisfaction - M16)
21) Sizzla - Way Out (Total Satisfaction - M16)
22) Lorenzo - Free Up (Greatest Friends - Music)
23) Roger Banton - The Right Thing (Greatest Friends - Music)
24) Ras McBean & Queen Omega - No Time To Waste (Greatest Friends - Music)
25) Natural Black - Manipulate (Pow Pow - Respond)
26) Nature - Falling In Love Again (Pow Pow - Respond)
27) Lutan Fyah - No Tribulation (Pow Pow - Respond)
28) Anthony B & Chezidek - Better Hafi Come (Maximum Sound - Matches Lane)
29) Alborosie - Can't Take What Is Mine (Maximum Sound - Matches Lane)
39) Tarrus Riley - Young Heart Reminiscing (Peckings - Break Up To Make Up)
40) Supersonics - Mr Peckings Your Time (Peckings - Break Up To Make Up)
41) Chezidek - Vampire (Massive B - Declaration Of Rights)
42) Burro Banton - What U Fightin For (Massive B - Declaration Of Rights)

Bonus track:

43) Selah Sue - Raggamuffin (from her Black Part Love EP)

Drop me a comment when you rate the music and effort. Thanks!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MIX: Musical Shot - BMC's 80s Rub-A-Dub Session

Early to mid 80s niceness again at BMC's Reggae Mixes. Quite a few not so common tracks here, mostly taken from the LPs or singles with the exception of 3 tunes that were taken from a CD-R I received years ago through the trading-scene, tunes I'm still looking for myself (#15-17 and 29). If I may say so myself, this mix is NICE! Very nice groove throughout, to be used with doors / windows open, volume up and dancing shoes on.
Recipe as usual, no full tunes, one continuous mix with soundsamples, I will not upload the seperate tracks, promotional thing this! A few of these are available as represses / reissues, so look out for those.

Enjoy, summer vibes all the way!

Picture used in the artwork is a fragment of an original Greensleeves (http://www.greensleeves.net) 12" single cover, check out the label if you haven't already, they have a wicked reissue program going!

Tracks in order of appearance:

1) Admiral Tibbett - Musical Shot (Showdown Vol 2 LP - Sir Tommys)
2) Musical Dub (Showdown Vol 2 LP - Sir Tommys)
3) Johnny Osbourne - To The Rub A Dub Session (Midnight Rock 45)
4) Frankie Jones - Dance Cork (Dance Cork LP - World Enterprise)
5) Leroy Smart - Music In The Dance Hall (Music In The Dancehall LP - ZMW)
6) Papa Beeto - Rub-A-Dub Remedy (Marcus 45)
7) Alton Ellis - Skateland Girl (Volcano 45)
8) Toyan - Over Me (Best Of Toyan LP - Sunset)
9) Ranking Dread - Love A Dub (Greensleeves 12)
10) Roots Radics Band & Jackie Mittoo - Dub A Dub (Greensleeves 12)
11) Junior Murvin - Nuclear Boom (Apartheid LP - Greensleeves)
12) Anthony Red Rose - Champion Bubbler (Frontline LP - Weed Beat)
13) Papa San - Pick Your Choice (Frontline LP - Weed Beat)
14) Ashanti Waugh - All Over (Crime Act LP - Black Solidarity)
15) Robert Ffrench - On the Dance Floor (Joe Gibbs 12)
16) Pappa Biggy - Bad Man Organisation (Joe Gibbs 12)
17) Version (Joe Gibbs 12)
18) Welton Irie - Walk & Talk (Dynamite 45)
19) Al Campbell - Watch Your Step (Dynamite 45)
20) Peter Metro - Canada Cold (Dynamite 45)
21) Carlton Livingston - Rumours (Dynamite 45)
22) Lone Ranger - Solomon (Dynamite 45)
23) Version (Dynamite 45)
24) Barry Brown - Tour's Season (Joe Gibbs 12)
25) U Mike - Island In The Sun (Joe Gibbs 12)
26) Joe Gibbs & The Professionals - Right Hand Side (Joe Gibbs 12)
27) Pampidoo - Bonanza (High Music 45)
28) Toyan - Yard Stylie A New Stylie Version (Sunset 45)
29) Yellowman - Gregory Free (White label 12)
30) Version (Sunset 45)
31) Bunny Wailer - Rock And Groove (Solomonic 12)
32) Version (Solomonic 12)
33) Freddie McGregor - Roots Man Skanking (Big Ship LP - Greensleeves)
34) Barrington Levy - True Love (Poor Man Style LP - Trojan)
35) Little John - You Can Do Anything (Live & Learn 12)
36) Shadowman - Come She Just A Come (Live & Learn 12)
37) Version (Live & Learn 12)
38) Delton Screechie - Pretty Blue Eyes (Wheely Wheely 45)
39) Super Cat - Ride And Shut Off (Wheely Wheely 45)
40) Early B - Wheely Wheely (56 Hope Road 45)
41) Wiss - Mr Sunshine (Mr Sunshine LP - Jah Life)
42) Mr Sunshine Dub (Mr Sunshine LP - Jah Life)

Drop me a comment if you rate the music! Let me know which tunes stood out for you, always nice to read what tunes have most impact.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

MIX: Live Good And Prosper - another 45s mix (2008/9)

It often takes some time for a next episode to appear at BMC's Reggae Mixes, but sometimes there's suddenly some extra time to do some mixing and resulting in this quick follow-up to my latest modern styled effort. Not much to add this time, same recipe (all 45s, no full tunes, info given to get 'm yourself), same style, same niceness. Extra bonus track added this time, which doesn't really fit in the style of these mixes, but I do rate the tune so added it as a bonus after the normal business is over. Completely different style, but big tune still! Just wanted to include it at some point. :-) Comments more than welcome, they're what counts, not number of downloads! I love the shared enthousiasm of the listeners, so if you rate the mix, drop me a line in the comments section, through mail or otherwise.

Tracks in order of appearance:
1) Capleton - Head Above The Water (Down Sound)
2) Chezidek - Trap (Redbud - Prosper riddim)
3) Lutan Fyah - The Way We Live (Redbud - Prosper riddim)
4) Turbulence - Live Good And Prosper (Redbud - Prosper riddim)
5) Pressure - Hail Fari (Akom - Highlight riddim)
6) Lorenzo - How Can I (Akom - Highlight riddim)
7) Natty King - Still Have Love (Akom - Highlight riddim)
8) I-Eye - What A Day (Shengen Clan)
9) Brinsley Forde - Your Love Is Overdue (Muzamba - Youthsamba riddim)
10) Earl Sixteen - Pirate's Game (Muzamba - Youthsamba riddim)
11) Digitaldubs - Pirate's Samba (Muzamba - Youthsamba riddim)
12) Jah Cure - Never Find (Don Corleon - Changes riddim)
13) Alaine - Without You (Don Corleon - Changes riddim)
14) Morgan Heritage - Can't Get We Out (Don Corleon - Changes riddim)
15) Gentleman - I Can See The Rain (Don Corleon - Changes riddim)
16) Richie Spice - More Life (Don Corleon - Changes riddim)
17) Tarrus Riley - Getty Getty No Want Ee (Don Corleon - Changes riddim)
18) Chezidek - War Monger (Irie Ites - Only Solution riddim)
19) Lutan Fyah - The Blessings (Irie Ites - Only Solution riddim)
20) Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal - Nuff Time (Irie Ites - Only Solution riddim)
21) Buju Banton - Girlfriend (African Beat - Bad Boys 2009 riddim)
22) Perfect - 10 Pound Of Ganja (African Beat - Bad Boys 2009 riddim)
23) Naptali - Fire Burn (African Beat - Bad Boys 2009 riddim)
24) Marc Wonder & Conscious Fyah - Who A Go Run (African Beat - Bad Boys 2009 riddim)
25) Tippa Irie - Bad Boy (African Beat - Bad Boys 2009 riddim)
26) Burro Banton - Nah Drop Di Ting (African Beat - Bad Boys 2009 riddim)
27) Terry Linen - Better Man (Tads)
28) Fantan Mojah - Chalice (Fire Ball - Rocksteady riddim)
29) Suga Roy, Linval Thompson & Conrad Crystal - Youthman Get Ready (Fire Ball - Rocksteady riddim)
30) Jamelody - Spread Some Love (Special Delivery - Je T'Aime riddim)
31) Gyptian - Pretty Darling (Special Delivery - Je T'Aime riddim)
32) Lukie D - Young Love (Special Delivery - Je T'Aime riddim)
33) Queen Omega - Good Canabis (Special Delivery - Je T'Aime riddim)
34) Alborosie & Tamlins - Baltimore (remix) (Shengen Clan - Baltimore riddim)
35) Instrumental (Shengen Clan - Baltimore riddim)

Bonus track:
36) Laden - Time To Shine (Big Ship)

MIX: Nothing Can Touch The 45 _ 2008 & 2009 - 45s mix

It's often said, the 45 is dead for modern reggae, well, NOT QUITE YET! Here is another episode of BMC's Reggae Mixes with strictly modern tunes (2008 & 2009), still all taken from 45s! Wicked productions, both JA and EU. The Irie Ites camp comes with their latest relick of the originally by Phill Pratt produced Strange Things riddm with the original vocalist, none other than John Holt, voicing it next to a selection of big modern artists like Lutan Fyah, Sizzla and Chezidek. The riddim is played by Mafia & Fluxy, which equals quality! All out on excellent pressed 45s. Besides John Holt, other oldies pass by here, like the Ethiopians with an update on their The Whip on Luv Messenger label, Big Youth with a new tune voiced in his classic style and a remix of Alborosie with the crown prince of reggae Dennis Brown. The Bombist crew is represented here with the wicked Soprano riddim, with the stand-out track on it being the Queen Omega. Tune! Riddim superbly played by Bost & Bim, also reponsible for numerous wicked remixes of, amongst others, old soul and hiphop tunes. Check 'm out! Plenty of other riddim and tracks of well-known and lesser known artists. The mix ends with the more dancehall oriented, wicked Baddaz riddim on Birchill, but all starts with a great tribute to the 45 by Ray Darwin! Keeping the 45 alive!
All tracks taken from 45s, no full tunes here, shorter pieces mixed together to one continuous mix (appr. 45 minutes) with added sound samples. If you rate what you hear, go get them at the usual online sellers. Comments more than welcome, always love hearing people all over the world have been enjoying the music.

Tracks in order of appearance:

1) Ray Darwin - Nothing Can Touch My 45 (Love Tank - Tribute riddim)
2) Version (Love Tank - Tribute riddim)
3) Macka B - Ariwa Sound (Ariwa - Chase The Devil riddim)
4) Queen Omega - Jah Dawta (Bombist - Soprano riddim)
5) Aka Koxx - Serious Time (Bombist - Soprano riddim)
6) Admiral T - So Clean, So Nice (Bombist - Soprano riddim)
7) Ethiopians - The Whip (Luv Messenger - The Whip riddim)
8) Mark Wonder - Troubled World (Luv Messenger - The Whip riddim)
9) Admiral Tibet - Never Stop Trying (Luv Messenger - The Whip riddim)
10) Elijah Prophet - Leaders Of Tomorrow (Luv Messenger - The Whip riddim)
11) Big Youth - Do Da Day (Vizion Sounds)
12) John Holt - Strange Things (Irie Ites - Strange Things riddim)
13) Lorenzo - So Dem Stay (Irie Ites - Strange Things riddim)
14) Lutan Fyah - Work It Out (Irie Ites - Strange Things riddim)
15) Junior Kelly - Shake It Woman (Irie Ites - Strange Things riddim)
16) Sizzla - Revolution (Irie Ites - Strange Things riddim)
17) Chezidek - Bun Di Ganja (Irie Ites - Strange Things riddim)
18) Tarrus Riley & Alaine - Forever More (Don Corleon)
19) I-Eye - No Matter (Shangen Clan)
20) Busy Signal - Beep (Juke Boxx - Secrets / Indiscretion riddim)
21) Richie Spice - Soothing Sound (Juke Boxx - Secrets / Indiscretion riddim)
22) Jah Cure - Searching (Juke Boxx - Secrets / Indiscretion riddim)
23) Lutan Fyah - Nuh Talk (Juke Boxx - Secrets / Indiscretion riddim)
24) Konshens - (Juke Boxx - Secrets / Indiscretion riddim)
25) Capleton - Acres (Juke Boxx - Secrets / Indiscretion riddim)
26) Jah Mali - Serious Question (Roots Survival - Ras In riddim)
27) Turbulence - Lovely Days (Roots Survival - Ras In riddim)
28) Alborosie & Dennis Brown - Can't Stand It (Shengen Clan)
29) Assassin - Child Molester (Birchill - Baddaz riddim)
30) Busy Signal - Hustling (Birchill - Baddaz riddim)
31) Shaggy - Can't Fight This Feeling (Birchill - Baddaz riddim)
32) Beenie Man - Tek Back Yard (Birchill - Baddaz riddim)

No download link, just the tracklist for one and all to see tunes of that period I recommend.


MIX: Dillinger meets the Singers inna Showcase Stylee

New episode of BMC's Reggae Mixes with yet another deejay as the central point of attention. This time a deejay with his biggest tunes in the 70s, who got a bit of a 'commercial' reputation after his Cocaine In My Brain became a big international hit. Yep, it's Dillinger we're talking about, a deejay who made plenty of big tunes in his days for various producers riding riddims voiced by various singers. This mix wont focus on the Cocaine In My Brain kinda tracks, but on the rootsy side of Dillinger with a whole lot of different singers in the mix with added instrumental and dub versions. No singer appears twice in this 80 minutes mix, giving a wicked variety of styles and vibes. Tracks come from various studio's like Studio 1, Channel One, Black Ark and more. All in all, 80 minutes of roots niceness with the man Dillinger as the central point of attention. Furthermore you know the deal: no full tunes, shorter pieces mixed together with added sound effect. If you want to get the full tracks, use the sources credited behind each track to track down and buy the music. Enjoy this new, long and sweet episode of BMC's Reggae Mixes!

1) Yabby You - Jah Vengeance (Jesus Dread - Blood & Fire)
2) Dillinger - Freshly (Jesus Dread - Blood & Fire)
3) Tommy McCook - Revenge (Jesus Dread - Blood & Fire)
4) Tappa Zukie - Natty Dread On The Mountain Top (Jesus Dread - Blood & Fire)
5) Trinity - Gwan And Lef' Me (Jesus Dread - Blood & Fire)
6) King Tubby - Tubby's Vengeance (Jesus Dread - Blood & Fire)
7) Winston Watson - Dispensation (Singers & Deejays - Culture Press)
8) Dillinger - Lion Rock (Singers & Deejays - Culture Press)
9) Dillinger - War Is Not The Answer (Top Ranking - Attack)
10) Johnny Clarke - African Roots (Rockers Time Now - Virgin)
11) Dillinger - African Roots Rock Reggae (Bunny Lee meets King Tubby & The Aggrovators - Culture Press)
12) Gregory Isaacs - The Sun Shines For Me (The Sensational Gregory Isaacs - Burning Sounds)
13) Dillinger - CB200 (CB200 - Island)
14) Dillinger - Stumbling Block (Psalms Of Drums - Pressure Sounds)
15) King Tubby - Page One (Psalms Of Drums - Pressure Sounds)
16) Dillinger - Bionic Dread (Bionic Dread - Island)
17) Roy Richards - Freedom Blues (7" - Studio 1)
18) Dillinger - Killer Man Jaro (Ready Natty Dreadie - Studio 1)
19) Dillinger - Kung Fu Fighting (Ready Natty Dreadie - Studio 1)
20) Lee Perry & The Upsetters - French Connection (The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol. 4 - Trojan)
21) Dillinger & The Upsetters - Connection (The Upsetter Box Set 1 - Trojan)
22) Upsetters - French Connection (Chapter 2) (The Complete UK Upsetter Singles Collection Vol. 4 - Trojan)
23) Dennis Brown - Lightning And Thunder (Dread Beat & Riddims Vol. 2 - CRS)
24) Dillinger - Lightning And Thunder (Natty BSc - Recall)
25) Mighty Diamonds - I Need A Roof (Right Time - Virgin)
26) Dillinger - Plantation Heights (CB200 - Island)
27) U-Roy - Crash Programme Project (Dubbing To The King In A Higher Rank - King Attarney)
28) Revolutionaries - Roof Top Dub (Vital Dub - Virgin)
29) Pat Kelly - Talk About Love (Phil Pratt Thing - Pressure Sounds)
30) Dillinger - Talk About Love (Phil Pratt Thing - Pressure Sounds)
31) Dillinger - Repatriation Time (Cornbread - Bellaphon)
32) Linval Thompson - 12 Tribes Of Israel (Ride On Dreadlocks - Blood & Fire)
33) Dillinger - Jah Love (Talkin Blues - Bellaphon)
34) Roman Stewart - Hit Song (Life Goes In Circles - Pressure Sounds)
35) Dillinger - Natty Sings A Hit Song (Life Goes In Circles - Pressure Sounds)
36) Dillinger & King Tubby - Dub Songs (Life Goes In Circles - Pressure Sounds)
37) Sugar Minott - Let Go The Dread (Singers & Deejays - Culture Press)
38) Dillinger - Dread Call Fred (Cornbread - Bellaphon)
39) Dillinger - Natty Dread A The Ruler (Answer Me Question - Scramble)
40) Wailing Souls - Things And Time (Wailing Souls at Channel One - Pressure Sounds)
41) Dillinger - Natty BSc (Wailing Souls at Channel One - Pressure Sounds)
42) Revolutionaries - Natty BSc Version (Wailing Souls at Channel One - Pressure Sounds)
43) Horace Andy - Fever (Mr. Bassie - Heartbeat)
44) Dillinger - Babylon Fever (Ready Natty Dreadie - Studio 1)
45) Hurricanes - You Can Run (7"- Black Art)
46) Dillinger - Middle East Rock (7"- Black Art)
47) Upsetters - You Can Dub (7"- Black Art)
48) Dillinger & Trinity - Rizla Skank (Clash - Burning Sounds)
49) Leroy Smart - Ballistic Affair (Tougher Than Tough - Island)
50) Dillinger - Eastman Skank (Bionic Dread - Island)
51) Dillinger - Three Mile Rock (Top Ranking - Attack)
52) King Tubby & Tommy McCook - Smiling Rockers Dub (The Legacy - Unity)
53) Junior Murvin - Roots Train (Arkology - Island)
54) Dillinger - Roots Train (Arkology - Island)


MIX: Turbulence & Friends - BMC's Turbulence Showcase

I never made it a secret that Turbulence, born Sheldon Campbell, is one of my favourite artists of the 2000s. Especially the period 2003 - 2006 has been particularly strong for him imo with plenty of wicked singles. His flow is the main thing I highly rate in combination with his ability to both sing and deejay in a strong way; a true 'singjay'. I'm not really a lyrics-man myself, but also in that area he has some very good efforts, especially when he touches subjects against violence, reality style. In my opinion his albums don't really show his skills too well with too many fillers, but each album does have its very strong moments. It's mainly his single-output I've been focussing on though. Turbulence started in the 90s with Xterminator record, opening at Sizzla shows for quite some time, what caused people to see him as a Sizzla copy in those days. Luckily he went his own way soon enough and got good success on his own, making the comparison with Kalonji, deservedly, becoming less and less common. Had a number of hits in JA, of which Notorious probably the biggest together with his combinations with female singer Sasha. He is best at home on roots riddims imo, with his dancehall efforts he doesn't reach that same level. The last two years his overall output decreased both in quality and quantity, but with still a couple of strong tracks each year I still rate the man's music highly. This all was enough reason for me to make a new mix with his music as the theme, in combination with some additional tracks of other artists on the same riddims, to show all listerners to my mixes what I rate about him. Hopefully you'll feel the tunes too. The majority of the tracks are a few years old and it isn't necessarily a 'best of', due to time I had to leave out plenty of other wicked tunes (I could make a next hour without any problem, maybe even will do so some day). It will show the diversity and overall strong delivery of the artist Turbulence - The Future. Let's hope he gets back to the form of those years soon! Leave a comment when you've enjoyed this latest episode of BMC's Reggae Mixes, already 2,5 years online, 33 mixes further and still going strong! Thanks for your support.

Tracks in order of appearance:
1) Hail To The King (from the album 'Hail To The King')
2) It's So Bright (Star Trail)
3) Morgan Heritage - Don't Push We (Star Trail)
4) Hail King Negus (Foundation riddim album)
5) Rest A Show (Pow Pow)
6) Richie Spice - The Way You Living (Pow Pow)
6) Ethiopia Awakes (Pow Pow)
7) We Can Make It (KT)
8) Luciano - We Can Weather The Storm (KT)
9) Move Ur C (Rollin)
10) Never Going Stop (Ice Burg)
11) Mass Destruction (Insight)
12) Give It To Me (Black Scorpio)
13) Luciano - Diamond Love (Black Scorpio)
14) Poor Man's Cry (Organic)
15) Turbulence - Seperate (Rebel Muzic)
16) Perfect - Hand Cart Bwoy (Rebel Muzic)
17) Don't Be Jealous (Hi Score)
18) Rastafari Livity (Irie Ites)
19) Lutan Fyah - Intoxicated (Irie Ites)
20) Lorenzo - You Always Deliver (Irie Ites)
21) Gun Brings Misery (Palm Of Gold)
22) Freedom (Digital B)
23) Practice What You Preach (God Bless)
24) Life Is Not A Game (Doctor's Darling riddim CD)
25) Tanya Stephens - It's A Pity (Doctor's Darling riddim CD)
26) Burn Dem Down feat. Lutan Fyah (from the album 'Different Thing')
27) Live In Love (Insight)
28) Show More Love (Triple T)
29) Turn Your Life Around (Digital B)
30) Capleton - Ton Load (Digital B)
31) AJ Brown - Reggae Music (Digital B)
32) Based On A True Story (from the album 'Join Us')
33) Ghetto Youth (Chip I)
34) Show Some Love (Addis)
35) Want A Natty feat. Sasha (from the album 'Notorious')
36) Notorious (THC)



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)


MIX: Overcome - A 2008 Dancehall Mix by BMC

Overcome - A 2008 Dancehall Mix by BMC

With so many dancehall riddims coming out in a row, I decided to mix a whole bunch of 'm together for enjoyment on my bike-rides to work every day. Been enjoying the final result for a few days now and figured I might as well upload it too, surely there are others out there that'll like to hear this sort of overview of 2008 too. Some quite new, others relatively old (for dancehall standards), but for the largest part 2008 as far as I know. This is a step away from my usual mixes of 45s focused on the conscious sounds of today (http://bmc.podomatic.com). These are from mp3's, since many never even appeared on 45 (yet) and all dancehall stylee, meaning different lyrical subjects that might not be to everyone's taste. Without paying much attention to lyrical content, I love the style and even added a bunch of autotune tunes, an effect I very much dislike, but sometimes riddim and vocal flow just make up for the annoying effect. All in all, modern dancehall in the mix. For the roots vibes check my podomatic site linked above and in messages below, for this one, find the download link below the tracklist:

Tracks in order of appearance:

1) Movado - Overcome
2) Konshens - Hear Dem Talkin (Heatstroke riddim)
3) Einstein - Length An Strength (Heatstroke riddim)
4) Voicemail - Close To Drunk (Heatstroke riddim)
5) Vybz Kartel - Wine Up Yuh Body (Heatstroke riddim)
6) Serani - Study People (Drum Lane riddim)
7) Bugle - Cyaan Look Inna Wi Eye (Drum Lane riddim)
8) Elephant Man - Dawg A Bark (Mad Dogg riddim)
9) Vybz Kartel - Art A War (Mad Dogg riddim)
10) Busy Signal - Nah Help You
11) Aidonia - Gal Say Whoiiiii (Day Rave riddim)
12) Elephant Man & Ding Dong - DIP Again (Day Rave riddim)
13) Movado - Real Killa (Day Rave riddim)
14) Busy Signal - Mek She Stamma (Day Rave riddim)
15) Chino - Wine And Touch Ur Toe (Day Rave riddim)
16) Beenie Man - Hate Me Now (Bad Breed riddim)
17) Hitlist - Me Laugh People (Bad Breed riddim)
18) Bounty Killer - Mek Gal Bawl
19) Busy Signal - Money We Sey (Silent River riddim)
20) Assassin -Inna Mi Room (Silent River riddim)
21) Serani - Do U Good (Silent River riddim)
22) Bounty Killer - Corrupt (Silent River riddim)
23) Bugle - Almighty Bless (Silent River riddim)
24) Munga - When Mi Waan Too (Silent River riddim)
25) Movado - Dem A Pree (Silent River riddim)
26) Vybz Kartel - Nuh Batty Ting (Silent River riddim)
27) Busy Signal - Whine Like That (Silent River riddim)
28) Aidonia & Vybz Kartel - Laugh & Shot Dem
29) Konshens - Badmind (Tear Up Jeans riddim)
30) Serani - Iz This Real (Tear Up Jeans riddim)
31) Laden - Haffi Buss (Tear Up Jeans riddim)
32) Bugle - Don't Be No Pussy (Tear Up Jeans riddim)
33) Damian & Stephen Marley - The Mission (Mission riddim)
34) Movado - On The Rock (Mission riddim)
35) Elephant Man - Cater For The Poor (Mission riddim)
36) Jah Cure - Green Grass (Mission riddim)
37) Aliane - Spin Me (Stimulant riddim)
38) Vybz Kartel - Never Turn A Raper (Stimulant riddim)
39) TOK - Come Ya Mi Gal (Stimulant riddim)
40) Bugle & Movado - Set Me Free
41) Vybz Kartel - Life Sweet
42) Busy Signal - Do That (Sand Fly riddim)
43) Sean Paul - Grip (Sand Fly riddim)
44) Leftside / Dr. Evil - Cologne (Sand Fly riddim)
45) Bling Dawg - Licky Licky (Sand Fly riddim)
46) Movado - Dem A Fag (Self Defense riddim)
47) Vybz Kartel - Weh Dat Fah (Self Defense riddim)
48) Elephant Man - Sweep (Self Defense riddim)
49) Delly Ranks & Esco - Close Fit (44 Play riddim)
50) Bounty Killer - Send It Up (44 Play riddim)
51) Serani - She Loves Me
52) Vybz Kartel - Million By A Morning (Tiger Balm riddim)
53) Munga - Regular Basis (Tiger Balm riddim)
54) Assassin - Money (Work Out riddim)
55) Movado - Ina Di Car Back (Work Out riddim)
56) Sean Paul - Don't Tease Me (Work Out riddim)
57) Busy Signal - Enemy Territory (Quarter Past Twelve riddim)
58) Buju Banton - Water Man (Unfinished Business riddim)
59) Bugle - What Dem Doing (Unfinished Business riddim)
60) Assassin - Guide & Protect (Unfinished Business riddim)
61) Beenie Man - Since Him Dis (Unfinished Business riddim)
62) Movado - So Bless

Leave a comment when you've enjoyed the work put into the mix! Thanks.

MIX: Do The Thing - a BMC 12" special

New mix, mainly inna rub-a-dub stylee, early to mid 80s vibes, all from their vinyl sources! This time I picked some of my 12" singles to create a new mix with vocals combined with deejay and / or dub versions. As usual the tracks are custom-mixed and also if the 12" is already an extended tune, I've shortened it to a few minutes, as usual: no full tunes at BMC's Reggae Mixes. Labels of records are given with the side of the 12" I took the tune of. Not many of these (if any) are currently commercially available, so it's record fairs, ebay and more of such places to look for these. Personally I love every one of these records, hopefully you do too. Enjoy!

Do The Thing - a BMC 12" special

1) Intro by Jah Thomas
2) Michael Palmer - Pull It Up Now (Greensleeves A)
3) Version (Greensleeves B)
4) Tinga Stewart - Your Love (Calabash A)
5) Yellowman - Jack Sprat (Calabash A)
6) Bunny Lie Lie - Who Cork The Dance (JB Music A)
7) Lee Van Cliff - Do The Thing (JB Music A)
8) Sugar Minott - Mr. Fisher Man (KG Imperial B)
9) Version (KG Imperial B)
10) Johnny Osbourne - If Yu Love De Rubba Dub Say Forward (Selection A)
11) U-Brown - Chanting Till A Morning (Selection B)
12) Version (Selection B)
13) Trevor Junior - Joker Soldier (Ruff & Tuff B - miscredited to Junior Reid)
14) Version (Ruff & Tuff B)
15) Wailing Souls - Take We Back (Upfront A)
16) Ranking Trevor - Yard Oh (Upfront B)
17) Version (Upfront B)
18) George Nooks - Give Love A Try (Tower A)
19) Toyan - Youth Of Today (Tower B)
20) Dennis Brown - They Fight I (Greensleeves B)
21) Version (Greensleeves B)
22) Cornell Campbell - Hundred Pounds Of Collie (Papa D B)
23) Papa Tullo - Hundred Pounds Of Collie (Papa D B)
24) Gregory Isaacs - Wailing Rudy (African Museum A)
25) Version (African Museum B)
26) Triston Palma - Rub A Dub Session (Intense A)
27) U-Brown - Rub A Dub Session (Intense A)
28) Linval Thompson - Loving You (Live & Learn A)
29) Shadowman & Toyan - Sweet Talking (Live & Learn A)
30) Version (Live & Learn B)

Drop me a comment if you've enjoyed the mix, as Johnny Osbourne sings in this mix "if you happy and you love it, let me know"! :-) Thanks. Also a big thank you again for the continuous support from the group of listeners that keep on coming back to my mixes and leaving comments of appreciation; that's what it's all about for me! Large up!


MIX: Love We Deal With - a 2008 modern roots mix

New mix of 2008 tunes for your listening pleasure! As usual all taken from 45s (yep, I'm one of those that still buys his music on vinyl). All rootsy riddims, but a variety of vocal styles and lyrical subjects. Some lovers, some consciousness, some instrumentals even. Productions from JA and Europe. For the old-roots heads, check out this new riddim on the Heartical label called Ministerio Del Dub riddim. Wicked tunes, wicked melodica cut and dub too. Now available at your record store. The mix has no full tunes as usual, shorter pieces mixed together as one continuous mix. Still loving that good old pieces of vinyl? Go get 'm, they're out there, all these tracks were recorded from the 45s. Enjoy this mix of over 1 hour of modern roots! Comments more than welcome.

Love We Deal With - a 2008 modern roots mix

1) Million Stylez - Love We Deal With (Sound Quake)
2) Anthony B - Calm Down De Gun (Fire Ball - Jah Jah See Dem A Come riddim)
3) Pressure - More Justice And Truth (Fire Ball - Jah Jah See Dem A Come riddim)
4) Basque Dub Foundation (BDF) - Ministerio Del Dub (Melodica Cut) (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub riddim)
5) Zareb - Ghetto Youths (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub riddim)
6) Sugar Minott - Righteous Tradition (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub riddim)
7) Mykal Rose - Wa'Dat (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub riddim)
8) BDF & Dub Terror - Virtual Dubbing (Heartical - Ministerio Del Dub riddim)
9) Prince Malachi - Strength And Hope (Reality Sound - Midas riddim)
10) Jobe - Signs Of The Time (Reality Sound - Midas riddim)
11) John Holt & Queen Ifrica - Queen Of The Ghetto (Penthouse)
12) Turbulence - I'm Home Alone (Kings Of Kings - Live Wire riddim)
13) Perfect - Black Sea (Kings Of Kings - Live Wire riddim)
14) Beres Hammond - I Feel Good (Penthouse - I Feel Good riddim)
15) Anthony Cruz - Dem Block The Road (Penthouse - I Feel Good riddim)
16) Mr Vegas - Mus Come A Road (A Team)
17) Sizzla - One Love (Road Dog - Star riddim)
18) Capleton - Tricksters (Road Dog - Star riddim)
19) Lutan Fyah - Trodding Alone (Itation - Show Love riddim)
20) Jah Sun & Prezident Brown - Show Love (Itation - Show Love riddim)
21) Gyptian - This Love (Itation - Show Love riddim)
22) Niyorah - Biggest Thugs (Itation - Show Love riddim)
23) Frankie Paul - Draw Out (Total Satisfaction - Draw Out riddim)
24) Burro Banton - Chat & Show Off (Total Satisfaction - Draw Out riddim)
25) Chantel - Your Love (Total Satisfaction - Draw Out riddim)
26) Million Stylez - Police In Helicopter (Necessary Mayhem - Police In Helicopter riddim)
27) Mr Williamz - Babylon In Helicopter (Necessary Mayhem - Police In Helicopter riddim)
28) Da'Ville - Tonight Is Yours (Penthouse - Automatic riddim)
29) Marcia Griffiths & Busy Signal - Automatic Remix (Penthouse - Automatic riddim)
30) Richie Spice - Jah Never Let Us Down (Penthouse - Automatic riddim)
31) Jah Mason - Come Back Home (House Of Hits - Badman riddim)
32) Lutan Fyah - What Made Us (House Of Hits - Badman riddim)
33) Nikesha Lindo - Pack The Memories (Jah Ruby - Can I Change My Mind riddim)
34) Glen Washington - Goodness & Mercy (Jah Ruby - Can I Change My Mind riddim)
35) Bunny Brown - A Good Woman (Big Stars - Call On Me riddim)
36) Turbulence - That Place (Jamplified - Movements riddim)
37) Bushman - This World (Fire Ball - Merry Go Round riddim)
38) Admiral Tibet - Change Your Way (Fire Ball - Merry Go Round riddim)
39) Richie Spice - Thief (Penthouse)
40) Lutan Fyah - Stand Up For Life (Feel Free - Natty Ride riddim)
41) Busy Signal - Trading Places (Juke Boxx - Nylon riddim)
42) Etana - Chatty Mouth (Juke Boxx - Nylon riddim)
43) Tarrus Riley - Start A New (Juke Boxx - Nylon riddim)
44) Richie Spice - Serious Girl (Juke Boxx - Nylon riddim)

Thanks for the support.


MIX: Delroy Wilson - Let There Be Love

New DOUBLE episode of BMC's Reggae Mixes with a mix based on the music of my favourite reggae singer: DELROY WILSON! I've made quite a few mixes by now, but my favourite singer was still waiting to be the focus of a mix and here it is. Often overlooked, Delroy Wilson doesn't always get the credits he deserves. Double episode, could have easily been a triple or more, so many good tunes by this man! Mix lasts a little under 80 minutes and contains many of my favourite Delroy tracks and some version and deejay cuts. Tunes are from a variety of labels, studios, producers and musicians and cover quite a big part of his career, though mostly focus on the period late 60s - late 70s. His ska recordings for Studio 1 are left out. It's interesting to hear the change in his voice over the years, I here tried to show with 4 versions of Delroy's Dancing Mood going in steps through his career. Personally I've always rated his later period with his voice more matured a bit higher than his early years, but both periods are extensively covered here. Sadly Delroy Wilson died in 1995 at the way too young age of 46 years old, but left behind a catalogue to be enjoyed forever. What a singer.
For all tracks sources are given so if you rate the music, you can track down copies yourself to get the full tunes (as always, here only short pieces are used in one continuous mix, no full tunes) in good quality without samples. Support the music! Check it out and if you appreciate the effort, be so kind to let me know via a comment. Thanks and enjoy!

Tracks in order of appearance (in brackets the source, which is set up as: format, album-title, label):
1) King Tubby - Dub Is Shining (CD, Bunny Lee presents King Tubby, Unity / Jet Star)
2) Delroy Wilson - Sun Is Shining (LP, Money, Clocktower)
3) I Trust You (feat. I-Roy) (LP, I-Roy - Touting I Self, Heartbeat)
4) Got To See My Baby (LP, Money, Clocktower)
5) Dancing Mood (CD, Dancing Mood, Studio 1)
6) Dancing Mood (CD, Greatest Hits, Jamaican Gold)
7) Dancing Mood (12", Justice)
8) Dancing Mood (7", Music Works)
9) Pretty Girl (LP, V.A. - Joe Gibbs Revive 45's Vol II. Rocky Gibbs)
10) Give Love A Try (7", Striker Lee)
11) Better Must Come (7", Striker Lee)
12) Dennis Alcapone - It Must Come (7", Striker Lee)
13) Might Can't Beat Right (CD, Greatest Hits, Jamaican Gold)
14) Better To Be Loved (CD, Better Must Come....One Day, Jamaican Gold)
15) Money Love (LP, Good All Over, Studio 1)
16) Wont You Come Home (feat. Ken Boothe) (CD, Dancing Mood, Studio 1)
17) Wont You Come Home + Version (feat. U-Brown) (12", Starlight)
18) I Can't Stand It (CD, Cool Operator, Music Club)
19) Every Body Needs Love (LP, Sarge, Charmers)
20) Talk Too Much + Version (7", Fatman)
21) Give Me Your Love (LP, Mr. Cool Operator, EJI)
22) Money (LP, Money, Clocktower)
23) Prince Hammer - Flash Your Dread (CD, Rastafari Bible, Patate)
24) Cool Operator (LP, Mr. Cool Operator, EJI)
25) Conquer Me (7", Striker Lee)
26) Dr. Alimantado - Johhny Was A Baker (CD, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Keyman)
27) Dennis Alcapone & Prince Jazzbo - Lorna Banana (CD, Musical Liquidator, Jamaican Gold)
28) Too Much War (LP, blank - real track title unknown)
29) You Keep On Running (7", Dee Jay)
30) U-Roy - Never Get Away (7", Dee Jay)
31) Have Some Mercy (7", Dee Jay)
32) Trinity - The Book Of Roots (7", TR Groovemaster)
33) People Get Ready (LP, Unedited, Hulk)
34) King Tubby & Tommy McCook - African Roots Dub (CD, Bunny Lee presents King Tubby, Unity / Jet Star)
35) Live Good (7", Fatman)
36) Dillinger - Truth & Right (CD, Natty BSC, Recall)
37) Version (7", Fatman)
38) My Conversation (LP, Sarge, Charmers)
39) So Long Baby (LP, Money, Clocktower)
40) I Wont Take You Back + Version (12", E & J)
41) Conference Table (7", Striker Lee)
42) NuRoy - Conference At The Temple (LP, The Originator, Carib Gems)
43) Call On Me (LP, Unedited, Hulk)
44) Suspicion (12", Revue)
45) Sharing The Night Together (12", E & J)
46) Halfway Up The Stairs + Version (7", Observer)
47) Can I Change My Mind (7", Striker Lee)
48) I-Roy - Rose Of Sharon (7", Striker Lee)
49) I'm Not A King (7", Studio 1)
50) Ungratefull Baby (7", Coxsone)
51) It's Just Your Carelessness (CD, Better Must Come....One Day, Jamaican Gold)
52) Soloman (LP, Unedited, Hulk)
53) No Body's Business (LP, Nice Times, Vista)
54) Worth Your Weight In Gold + Version (LP, Worth Your Weight In Gold, Burning Sounds)
55) Let There Be Love (CD, Greatest Hits, Jamaican Gold)

"Let there be love love love among the nations, let there be peace peace peace among the people, too much war and there is no love, love is the only thing the world need today" - Delroy Wilson