Saturday, August 20, 2011

Have A Good Time - a 2011 Dancehall Mix - summer edition

Not one for my usual 'Roots & Culture' followers: IT's DANCEHALL TIME AGAIN at BMC's REGGAE BLOG! As last year also in 2011 there's a whole lot of dancehall coming out of which just a small portion is actually worthwhile in my opinion, so I decided to join together a bunch of riddims and tunes in that category of 2011 that I rate for various reasons. Sometimes the ruff energy in some riddims, sometimes the happy summer vibe, sometimes the lyrical feud between artists (and please keep it lyrical only people!) and mostly the overall danceable vibe in tunes. As I'm not a fully up-to-date, 'only-the-latest-counts' dancehall selector this mix has tracks from all over the year, probably heard many times in the tons of other mixes coming out almost daily. So why bothering making it and, for you, downloading it then? Well easy:

1) First and foremost for my own pleasure, hearing 80 minutes of dancehall that I know I rate.
2) For those that do like some dancehall, but can't be bothered looking through all those riddims and tunes coming out to hear what they like and are happy when someones else makes a selection over the year so far.
3) For those annoyed by those mixes with loud sirens, horns and samples every minute or less; very few soundeffects here, I try to let the actual music make the mix.

There's more good dancehall out there, so possibly later in the year a follow up might follow. No promises though, we'll see. For now, Have A Good Time, it's DANCEHALL time!

No full-tune downloads here, mixtape promo-style this!

Have A Good Time - a 2011 Dancehall Mix - summer edition

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 Pepper riddim (Di Genius / Big Ship)
Shabba Ranks - None A Dem
Mavado - Pepper
Agent Sasco - Nothing At All
02 Vybz Kartel - Have A Good Time (Fresh Ear)
03 Barbwire riddim (Q45)
Mr. Vegas - Certain Law
Bugle - One Life
Assassin - Profile Pic
Sizzla & Ninja Kid - Gal Dem
04 Star A Star riddim (TJ)
Mr Lexx - Clean
Assassin - Dem Fear We
05 Beenie Man vs Fantan Mojah vs Sizzla
Beenie Man - Nuh Talk Too Long
Fantan Mojah - Rasta Inna Turban
Sizzla - Diss Rasta
06 Gaza World riddim (TJ)
Vybz Kartel - Real Badman
Sheba - Money
Vybz kartel - Life
07 Voodoo riddim (Baby G)
Mavado - Voodoo
Sizzla - Run Dem
08 Bad Acid riddim (Di Genius / Big Ship)
Busy Signal - We Nah Dweet
Di Genius - Nuh Beg Friend
Mavado - Lost Dem
Agent Sasco - We Dem A Watch
Busy Signal - Real Star Gyal
09 Summer Time riddim (Adidjahiem)
Vybz Kartel - Summer Time
Popcaan - Ravin
10 Sex On Di Beach riddim (Seanizzle)
Beenie man - Sex On Di Beach
Tarrus Riley - Come Ova
I Octane - Come Close
11 Summer Scheme riddim (Don Corleon)
ZJ Liquid - Summer Scheme
Sean Paul - Give Me The Loving
Wayne Marshall - It's Party Time
Vybz Kartel - My Baby U
12 Party Shot riddim (Mini-E5)
Tony Matterhorn - Fluffy Summer
Bugle - My Aim
13 Drink & Party riddim (Boardhouse)
Busy Signal - Swag Tun Up
Mr. Vegas - A Better Place
Agent Sasco - Drink & Merry
Kiprich - Line Inna Road
Cecile - Hold Me Tight
14 Beenie Man - Inna Di Gogo Club (357 Records)
15 Summer Fling riddim (Chimney)
Tarrus Riley - Summer Fling
Stein - Shell Dung The Party
Mavado - Final Destination
16 Lea Anna - Sway (Adde)
17 White Liver riddim (Cashflow)
Beenie Man - Gimmi Likkle
Vybz Kartel - Horny And Proud
18 Mr Vegas - Black & Proud (MVmusic) &
Busy Signal - Grab A Gyal (Blaqk Sheep)
19 Contra riddim (CR203)
Vybz Kartel - Sex & The City
Mavado - Do Road
Capleton - Choose Your Friend
Assassin - Tun Up
20 Spazzle riddim (Big Yard / Scikron)

Chase Cross - Yes I Am
Mavado - Tumping
21 Jericho riddim (Don Corleon)
Vybz Kartel - Mi Don't Know
Kymani Marley - War
22 Mavado - Delilah (2hard / Di Genius)

For those looking to buy music, some of these can be found for sale at iTunes. On vinyl sadly none of these is available as far as I know.

Drop me a comment if you've enjoyed the effort.
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danmeisler said...

thanks for this! nice mix!

BMC said...

Thanks danmeisler!!!

Ben Ticehurst said...

Many thanks!

onelovemarco said...

..wicked collection of 2011's best..! much thanks.. keep the dancehall comin!