Wednesday, July 1, 2009

MIX: People's Choice - BMC's 2006 / 2007 transition mix - part 1

With the year 4 months on the way, it's about time for some 2007 released tunes in the mix. Here are some, still in combination with some very nice 2006 releases, showing quality releases again in 2007. Jamaican and European productions and a variety of singers and styles. Had to include Buju's big hit Driver on the classic Taxi riddim in one of the mixes, so here it is alongside a nice Pinchers and a Capleton, who adresses the issue of feuds between artists like Kartel & Movado, Idonia & Busy Signal and Beenie & Bounty. Next up a German produced heavy roots riddim called Oneness with established artists Luciano and Lutan Fyah next to upcoming singer Alborosie and the, to me, unknown Conscious Fiyah. The well received and big tune People's Choice by Ray Darwin over the Mean Girl riddim is up next followed by another foundation riddim relicked by the Big Yard camp: Solomon. A singing Shaggy, Iceman, Brian & Tony Gold, General Degree and Richie Stephens take care of the Solomon part in this mix. Another foundation riddim, Movie Star, here relicked on the France-based Soul Vybz label, with contributions from singjay Junior Kelly and singers Lukie D and Chezidek is followed by a new Burro Banton tune which should be played with bass open! The Serengeti riddim on Delly Ranks' Pure Music label is a lovely 2007 roots riddim here represented by a wicked Da'Ville, Chino and rather unknown Sadiki followed by the sweet Let Them Talk riddim on Broken Stick with Luciano, Ras Mac Bean, Louie Culture and Lorenzo. The big hit On My Mind from Da'Ville and Turbulence's Ital Stew on the Cuss Cuss riddim give way to the classic Six Babylon riddim from Linval Thompson, who's original track is partly voiced over by Fantan Mojah here after which Lutan Fyah ends the mix with his take on the riddim. As usual, if you enjoy one or more of these tunes, I encourage you to get the 45 or CD; I think most are still available from the many online stores (African Beat, OJ36records, soundquake, Ernie B).


1) Taxi Version (Taxi - Taxi riddim)
2) Buju Banton - Driver A (taken from the album 'Too Bad' - Taxi riddim)
3) Pinchers - Full Speed (Taxi - Taxi riddim)
4) Capleton - Be Like Dis (Taxi - Taxi riddim)
5) Lutan Fyah - Hypocrits (Oneness - Oneness riddim)
6) Alborosie - Wright Or Wrong (Oneness - Oneness riddim)
7) Luciano - Use Jah Words (Oneness - Oneness riddim)
8) Conscious Fiyah - Live Up (Oneness - Oneness riddim)
9) Ray Darwin - People's Choice (Tad's)
10) Shaggy - Reggae Vibes (Big Yard - Solomon riddim)
11) Iceman - Welcome (Big Yard - Solomon riddim)
12) Brian & Tony Gold - Tell Me Your Name (Big Yard - Solomon riddim)
13) General Degree - Rubber Grip (Big Yard - Solomon riddim)
14) Richie Stephens - Rain Drops (Big Yard - Solomon riddim)
15) Junior Kelly - Same Way (Soul Vybz - Movie Star riddim)
16) Lukie D - Burn Baby Burn (Soul Vybz - Movie Star riddim)
17) Chezidek - Fire Woman (Soul Vybz - Movie Star riddim)
18) Burro Banton - Friday Dress (SWS)
19) Da'Ville - Africa Is Calling (Pure Music - Serengeti riddim)
20) Chino - COlder Than Ice (Pure Music - Serengeti riddim)
21) Sadiki - Feel Like A Fool (Pure Music - Serengeti riddim)
22) Luciano - Every Where I Go (Broken Stick - Let Them Talk riddim)
23) Ras Mac Bean - It Makes Sense (Broken Stick - Let Them Talk riddim)
24) Louie Culture - Faya A Go Bun (Broken Stick - Let Them Talk riddim)
25) Lorenzo - Let Them Talk (Broken Stick - Let Them Talk riddim)
26) Da'Ville - On My Mind (Fashozy)
27) Turbulence - Ital Stew (Tad's)
28) Linval Thompson & Fantan Mojah - Babylon Wrong (I & I Foundation - Six Babylon riddim)
29) Lutan Fyah - Pretty Dunce (I & I Foundation - Six Babylon riddim)

So much good recent reggae music out there, gotta love it. Still going strong after all these years. :-) If you enjoyed the mix, it's always encouraging if you let me know by leaving a comment! ;-)



oceanic said...

most of your 2006 mixes would be nice to archive :)

Martijn said...

I think all your mixes are great to listen to. I am an huge reggae fan.

So please drop me a comment ;)

Anonymous said...

reup please bredda! respect!


I would love to give some feed 4ward on the mix , but I don't see tha link no where any way possible we can get a re up please? in a single track form