Sunday, March 6, 2016

BMC spinning Tunes - Strickly Rockers - A Classic 70s Roots 45s Session

"Here comes another brand new musical disc called Rockers!" A few days ago I introduced a for me new way of recording a mix: spin tunes and record it live, straight from the line-out of my mixing panel. The first trial set was with some modern roots tunes. Enjoyed it and liked the response of listeners, so wanted to try a next, more serious thing to accompany that one: a one hour set of 70s roots 45s. Picked a heavy selection and gave it a try and this is it! Heavy and wild. Most interesting challenge was the playing of the A and B side of the same 45 and in the transition (flipping the 45) play a soundsample from a next 45. Mostly worked out quite well I think, for a first attempt, so I at least am satisfied and like to share with you. Above all, the music, it's wicked and it's ROOTS!

Play, like, share! Make the people hear the roots! 

Strickly Rockers - BMC spinning classic 70s roots 45s - 2016

Big Youth - Strickly Rockers (Negusa Nagast)
Junior Delgado - Armed Robbery (DEB)
Deb Players - Version (DEB)
Albert Malawi - Children Of The Emperor (Uprising)
Brigadier Jerry - Jah Jah Children (Uprising)
Advocates Aggregation - Ethiopia First (Dubplate Mix) (Uprising)
Earl Sixteen & The Heptones - The Children Rise (Satiera)
King Tubby - Rise Dub (Satiera)
The Slickers - Well Dread (Afrik)
Enforcer - Ride On Marcus (Well Charge)
I Roy - Semi Classical Natty Dread (Channel 1)
The Revolutionaries - Version (Well Charge)
Larry Marshall - It Dread In A Rome (Amanda)
Amanda All Star - Dub Out A Rome (Amanda)
Sylford Walker - Jah Golden Pen (Joe Gibbs)
Dean Stone - Youth In The Ghetto (Black & White)
Dillinger - Stumbling Block (Black & White)
King Tubby & Mikey Dread - Ghetto Youth Skank (Black & White)
Freddie McKay - Jah Man (Earthquake)
Sam Bramwell - It A Go Dread Ina Babylon (Revolutionary Sounds)
The Revolutionaries - Dread Ina Dub (Revolutionary Sounds)
Ranking Dread - Africa (Freedom Sounds)
Ranking Dread - Tubys Dub Plate Mix (Freedom Sounds)
Al Campbell - Children Of The Ghetto (Reggae Road)
Linval Thompson - I Love Marijuana (Iroko)
Al Campbell - Version (Reggae Road)
Dennis Brown - Whip Them Jah (Hawkeye)
Ossie All Stars - Version (Hawkeye)
Sons Of Brave - Rockers Is Sweet (Crystal)
Sons Of Brave - Rockers (Version Two)

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

BMC spinning Tunes - Jam For A While - A Modern Roots 45s Session

Now for something completely different. Instead of mixing a set of pre-recorded tunes on the computer, as I did with all my previous mixes, I decided to just spin some tunes and record straight from the line-out of my mixing panel. No fancy riddim-transitions, no cutting parts out of tunes for the nicest flow, no effects, just the vibe of the moment: turntables turning, tunes at hand and see where it goes. I always loved the way I made my mixes, but it is very very time-consuming and, as expressed, didn't feel like worth all the effort anymore. This could be a way in which I might still drop some mixes every now and then, since the time it costs is basically the actual recording time and I can still play some tunes I rate for the interested listeners. Might be less appealing to some, others might in fact enjoy the idea. Whatever it is, this is it for now. I did a trial-run with some modern roots 45s, little over 35 minutes for now and got enough encouragement from the people to go ahead and upload it, so here it is: hear me Jam For A While. If this goes down well, I will over time try to record more in various styles of JA music.

Tracks passing by:
Beres Hammond & Jah Youth - Good Old Dancehall Vibes
Richie Stephens & Cocoa Tea - Where Is The Love
Peter Tosh & Buju Banton - Must Get A Beaten
Capleton & Junior Reid - Forgive Them
Yami Bolo & Chuck Fenda - Acting Unruly
Luciano & Joseph Israel - Ruff Times
Anthony B - Lock It Dung
Doniki - Life Of The People
Freddie McGregor - Lock It Down
Glen Washington - Good Vibe
Morgan Heritage & L.M.S. - Saddle Up
Luciano & Buju Banton - We'll Be Alright
Marlon Asher - Ganja Farmer
Lloyd Brown - Got To Be Free
Junior Kelly - Jam For A While