Thursday, May 13, 2021

Posse, Are You Ready? Vol. V - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC


Posse, Are You Ready? Vol. V - a 1979 - 1985 rub-a-dub mix by BMC

Five years since the last volume, here is the return of the "Posse, Are You Ready?" rub a dub series with a brand new Vol. V! The previous four volumes have been received very well at the time with well over 1000 plays on Mixcloud for most of them. Been a while, but inspiration hit recently to jump on the rub-a-dub train again and bring you this new mix of rub-a-dub niceness. Recipe is the same as for Vol. I - IV: rub-a-dub tunes by a whole variety of singers and deejays and no vocalist appears twice, all tracks taken from vinyl, so expect some crackle and pop here and there. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous 60 min. mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only. 

So, Posse, Are You Ready to jump on the rub-a-dub train with me??? Welcome to the rub-a-dub style!

Posse, Are You Ready? - Vol. V 
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)

01) Culture - Rub A Dub Train (Roots & Culture LP - Jah Guidance)
02) Captain Sinbad - Welcome (Explosion 7)
03) Steve Knight - Love Me Entertainment (Tasha 7)
04) Bingy Bunny - Cold Cold World (Me & Jane LP - Cha Cha)
05) Nicodemus - Wife Just A Cherish Me (A Nice Up The Dance LP - Leaf Of Life)
06) Papa Keeble alias Nicodemus Jnr - Feeling Happy (Snakes And Ladders LP - Carousel)
07) Sugar Minott - Up Town Girl (Dynamite 12)
08) Bebo - Hot Stuff (Bebo In A Dub Style LP - Bebo's)
09) Yellowman - What The Girls Like (Dynamite 12)
10) Leroy Smart - Jah Comes First (Exclusive LP - Bebo's)
11) Madoo - Rock With Pappa Madoo (Rock With Papa Madoo LP - DJ Music)
12) Michael Palmer - I'm Still Dancing (Showcase I'm Still Dancing LP - Midnight Rock)
13) Johnny Osbourne - Man Of Jahovia (Fally Lover LP - Greensleeves)
14) Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Talk About Run (Two Bad D.J. LP - Greensleeves)
15) Midnight Riders - Posse Form A Line (Channel 1 7)
16) Patrick Andy - Don't Worry Yourself (Channel 1 7)
17) Puddy Roots - Champion Bubbler (Black Solidarity 7)
18) Frankie Paul - Tidal Wave (Greensleeves 12)
19) Toyan - DJ Crowd (Hot Bubble Gum LP - Power House)
20) Josey Wales - Want No Aids (Arrival 7)
21) King Everall - Life  (Roots Reggae Party Vol. 1 LP - Silver Camel)
22) Ringo - Living For Tomorrow  (Roots Reggae Party Vol. 1 LP - Silver Camel)
23) Robert French - Nice Time (Afro Eagle 7)
24) Delroy Wilson - Got To Get Your Love (Heavy Duty 7)
25) Linval Thompson - Pretty Little Girl (Midnight Rock 12)
26) Jah Thomas - Advice From A Doctor (Midnight Rock 12)
27) Ranking Magnum - RubADub Talker (Grimm Ben 7)

Listen here exclusively on my Mixcloud page:


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Rock & Groove - a 2019/2020 Roots & Culture Mix by BMC

Rock & Groove - a 2019/2020 Roots & Culture Mix by BMC

Busy Signal - Jamaica Jamaica
Christopher Martin - Rock Me
Cecile - Focus On Me
Gappy Ranks - I Can
Pressure - Earth Rightful
Ginjah & Loyal Flames - Poison World
The Kemist - Success
Gregory Morris - Rightful Dub
Jesse Royal - Ooh La La
Collie Buddz - Hold Firm
Etana - All In One
Lutan Fyah - Dem Nuh Really Care
Exco Levi - Not Another Gun
D-Major - Standard
Christopher Martin - Nice Up The Party
Busy Signal - Hang On
Kumar - Dem Nuh Real
Jaz Elise - Rock & Groove
Naomi Cowan - Peace Of Mind
Lila Iké - Sweet Inspiration
Romain Virgo - Can't Cut This Speed
Perfect - Rebeltude
Bobby Hustle - Rebel From Birth
E.N Young - Raggamuffin Ride Riddim
Ginjah - Mighty Jah Jah
Gappy Ranks - Don Gargon
Zagga - Good Vibes Only
Jesse Royal - Natty Pablo
Lila Iké - I Spy
Busy Signal - Baby Dance
Hezron - Maximum Speed
Romain Virgo - Save Your Love For Me
Etana - Bubble
Luciano - Up And Shining
Anthony Cruz - Wish She Was Mine
Kumar - Remember Me

Monday, November 4, 2019

Choose Your Path Wisely - a 2019 modern roots reggae mix by BMC

Choose Your Path Wisely - a 2019 modern roots reggae mix by BMC

1) Zamunda - Fast Lane (Fly Weh Riddim)
2) Kamrun - Breath Me (Fly Weh Riddim)
3) Busy Signal & Josey Wales - Bring Back The Vibes
4) Ginjah - Ghetto Life (Ghetto Heaven Riddim)
5) Christopher Martin - Baby Mama (Ghetto Heaven Riddim)
6) Naomi Cowan - One True Love (Ghetto Heaven Riddim)
7) Dean Fraser - Ghetto Vibes (Ghetto Heaven Riddim)
8) Jah Lil - Muss Win (Ghetto Heaven Riddim)
9) Duane Stephenson - Put Down The Knife (Ghetto Heaven Riddim)
10) Lutan Fyah - There Is a God 
11) Mr Williamz - Goldmine (Lovers Party Riddim)
12) Gappy Ranks - Lovers Party (Lovers Party Riddim)
13) Jahbar I -  It's The Feeling
14) Jesse Royal - Weight On Your Shoulders (Out Of Many Riddim)
15) Romain Virgo - Dutty Man (Out Of Many Riddim)
16) Tommy Lee Sparta - Tomorrow's A Better Day (Out Of Many Riddim)
17) Skatta - Good Vibes (All Night Till Daylight Riddim)
18) Bitty McLean - Look Within Your Heart (All Night Till Daylight Riddim)
19) Glen Washington - Home Alone (All Night Till Daylight Riddim)
20) Pressure Busspipe - Jah Way (All Night Till Daylight Riddim)
21) Cocoa Tea & Louie Culture - Beat Dem (Green Rose Riddim)
22) Bunji Garlin - Caribbean Girls (Green Rose Riddim)
23) Jerone - Brother's Keeper (Buff Baff Riddim)
24) Duane Stephenson - Empress Sativa (Buff Baff Riddim)
25) Lutan Fyah - Chant Jah (World-A-Reggae Riddim)
26) Warrior King - Sing Another Psalm (World-A-Reggae Riddim)
27) Tamika & Gentleman - Spiritual Wealth (World-A-Reggae Riddim)
28) Bushman - These Are The Days (World-A-Reggae Riddim)
29) Luciano - Story of My Life (World-A-Reggae Riddim)
30) Perfect Giddimani - Haile Selassie
31) Kabaka Pyramid - Mr Gunman (Prime Time News Riddim)
32) Protoje - It Nuh Safe (Prime Time News Riddim)
33) Romain Virgo - Crazy (Prime Time News Riddim)
34) Queen Ifrica - Girl Like Me (Prime Time News Riddim)
35) Buju Banton - Steppa
36) Morgan Heritage - Beach And Country

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Never Lose Hope - another 2018/2019 Reggae & Dancehall Mix by BMC

Never Lose Hope - another 2018/2019 Reggae & Dancehall Mix by BMC

Chris Martin - Life
Busy Signal - One Way
Digital Sham - Good Body Avenue
Gyptian - Look Good
Busy Signal - Perfect Spot
Romain Virgo & Christopher Martin - Glow
J-Lil - Hero
Mr. Vegas - Fed Up
Chezidek - Vegan Style
Skarra Mucci - War Zone
Zamunda - Africa We Deh Yah
Alaine - Better Life
Alkaline - Never Lose Hope
Chris Martin - Sweet Khalessi
J. Boog - Love Like This
Shenseea - Street Nuh Right
Koffee ft. Govana - Rapture (remix)
Mavado - Fresh Paint
Shenseea - Temptation Overdrive
Demarco - Gyal Yuh Body Good
Versi - Champion Gyal
Jahvillani - Big Time
Vershon - Can't Make It Out
Shane O - Voices
Busy Signal -  Got To Tell You
Popcaan - ReDress
D Major - Never Change
Busy Signal - Eye Pon Mi
Chris Martin - Outta This World
Buju Banton - Country For Sale
Capleton & Kabaka Pyramid - Hold Up Your Arms
Kumar Fyah - State Of Emergency
Jah Lil - Zinc Fence City
Christopher Martin - Pressing
Busy Signal - Dem Fake
Sekon Sta, Beenie Man & Mya - X Rated
Noah Powa - Don't Stop
Shal Marshall - Jam You
Machel Montano - Gym Trainer
Konshens - Body Feel Good
Shenseea - Replaceable
Masicka - Humongous
I Octane - Plutocrat

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Love Vibration - a 2018/2019 Reggae & Dancehall Mix by BMC

Love Vibration - a 2018/2019 Reggae & Dancehall Mix by BMC

Spring is in the air, feel good vibes are here, get ready for the Love Vibration!

Tarrus Riley ft. Mykal Rose - Guess Who
Konshens - Bassline
Shenseea - Beat Me Congo
I Octane - The Star Life
Jovexx - Hustle Hard
Bingi Banks - Lollipop
Bugle - Positive Only
Chris Martin - Dragon & Magnum
Randy Valentine - Yes
Alaine - Sure Thing
Lutan Fyah - Guns Get So Prevalent
Busy Signal - No Letting Go
Shawn Antoine - Because I Love You
Javada - Smile Out
Koffee - Toast
Tarrus Riley - Nuh One Alone
Konshens - Gal Tan up
Shenseea - Position
Charly Black - Tan Tuddy
Tommy Lee - Link Up
Munga Honorable - Fiery
Busy Signal - It Ruff
I Octane - Karma
Craig - Where Is The Love
Tarrus Riley - Jamaican Proverbs
Jemere Morgan - Proud
Queen Ifrica - To See
Alaine - You Give Me Hope
Chris Martin - Weekend Love
General Degree ft. Tarrus Riley - Feeling Irie
Alkaline - Dutty Badmind
I Octane - Money Increase
Shenseea - Can't Beat Me
Konshens - Rich Time Now
Sean Paul & Mavado - I'm Sanctify
I Octane - Cash
Busy Signal - What Is A Friend
Christopher Martin - Search All You Want
Romain Virgo - Progress
Alaine - Man Crush Everyday
Busy Signal - Great Men

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Play On Mr Music - a 70s Roots Reggae Mix by BMC

Play On Mr Music - a 70s Roots Reggae Mix by BMC

All tracks taken from 10 or 12" vinyl singles. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only.

01) Upsetter Revue - Play On Mr Music (Emidisc)
02) Culture & Nicodemus - Disco Train (Joe Gibbs)
03) Keble Drummond & The Cables - Brotherly Love (Harry J)
04) Errol Dunkley & Ranking Dread - Rush Me No Badness (DEB)
05) Freddie McKay - Take My Hand Oh Jah (Yah Congo)
06) Mighty Diamonds & Jah Stitch - Jah Jah Bless The Dreadlocks (Justice)
07) Wailing Souls - Jah Give Us Life Don't Feel No Way (Greensleeves)
08) Dennis Brown & U Brown - Say What You Say  (Joe Gibbs)
09) Naggo Morris - False Rasta (SG)
10) Leroy Brown & Clint Eastwood - Color Barrier (Education)
11) Tony Tuff & Jah Stitch - Rumours Of War (Art & Craft)
12) Symbols - Motherless Children (Art & Craft)
13) Leroy Smart & Ranking Joe - Miserable Woman (Cactus)
14) Prince Hammer - Ten Thousand Lions (Kingston Connexion)
15) Jewels - Jah I (Observer)
16) Earl Sixteen & U Brown - Freedom (Merge)
17) Carlton Patterson & Trinity - It's Raining (Black & White)
18) Junior Delgado, Jah Levi & Augustus Pablo - Away With Your Fussing And Fighting (Rockers)

Listen here:

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Girl You're Beautiful - A 2018 Roots & Lovers Mix by BMC

First mix of the year 2018 and another modern one, as whatever critics say about modern Jamaican music: I love it. When selecting tunes and riddims for this mix it turned out I selected lotsa lovers tunes. Must be getting old and soft. ;) So a roots & lovers mix it is, sweet summer vibes, perfect for the months to come. Strictly 2018 riddims and tunes, variety of artists. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only.

1) Art Of Love Riddim
Konshens - Beautiful (Love Who You Are)
Kosha Di Soljah - La La La
Lutan Fyah - They Say
2) Chancery Lane Riddim 
Shawn Antoine - Love Is Easy
Randy Valentine - Turn Up The Love
Exco Levi - Good Old Days
Clay - Stay For The Night
Romain Virgo - Trouble
3) Apollo Riddim
Million Stylez - One Life To Live
Agent Sasco - Too Much
Capleton - Wake Up
4) Twilight Riddim
Christopher Martin - Bun Fi Bun
Mr Vegas - Black Princess
Sanchez - Share The Memory
Etana - Be Alright
Lukie D - Treat You Better
5) Episodes Riddim
Tarrus Riley - Ah Me And Jah
I Octane - Why Should I
Richie Spice - Revelation
6) Beres Hammond - I'm Alive
7) Destiny Riddim
Alaine - Lucky You
Irie Souljah - Jah Jah Don't Leave Me
I Octane - Where Di Fire Gone
Christopher Ellis - If You Knew
Press Kay - Destiny
8) Wizzle Riddim
Agent Sasco - Full Up A Style
Jesse Royal & Charly Blacks - Herbalist Party
Romain Virgo - Bless Me Lord
Konshens - Every Hustler
9) Pon The Grind Riddim
Richie Spice - Coming Down
Junior Kelly - I Want To Be Your Hero
10) Kabaka Pyramid - Well Done
11) Love Emoji Riddim
Da'Ville - Dirty Laundry
Bobby Hustle - Rock With Me
D Major - Heavenly
12) Dilemma Riddim
Mavado - Father God
Bugle - Bread Winner
Chris Martin & Cutty Ranks - Love Jah

Listen here:

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happiness Station - A 2017 Modern Roots Mix

Happiness Station - A 2017 Modern Roots Mix by BMC

Happiness Station, that's my destination. Ending the old and starting the new year in good spirit with this new uplifting modern roots mix. Strictly 2017 tunes for your moving and grooving pleasure. Variety of artists and riddims in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only.  Happy new year to all my listeners around the globe, make it a good one!

01) Randy Valentine - Happiness Station
02) Jesse Royal - Rock It Tonight
03) Chronixx - Skankin' Sweet
04) Chris Martin & Romain Virgo - Leave People Business
05) Ginjah - Blessed
06) Richie Stephens - Make Money
07) Luciano - Haul & Pull Up
08) Bugle - Always a Way
09) Admiral Tibett - Deh Pon Mi Guard
10) Derrick Parker - We Nah Run
11) Koffee - Burning
12) Luciano - Jah Wind
13) Busy Signal - Hold A Medi
14) Inezi - Roots & Culture
15) Damian Marley - The Struggle Discontinues
16) Randy Valentine - Vigilant
17) Busy Signal  - Rise Again
18) Lymie Murray - Remember Me
19) Pressure Busspipe - Roun Yah
20) Samory I - Rasta Nuh Gangsta
21) Kabaka Pyramid - Can't Breathe
22) Eesah - Tell No Lie
23) Gage - Ragga Muffin
24) Norville Sal - Jah for a Day
25) Lutan Fyah - Warriors
26) Dark Angel - Speak Da Truth
27) Junior Natural feat. Sly & Robbie - Soldiers
28) Vybz Kartel feat. Ky-Mani Marley - Cool And Deadly
29) Gappy Ranks - We Are One
30) Delus - Take It Easy
31) Lutan Fyah - Do Your Works (Jah Nah Sleep)
32) Exco Levi - Holding On
33) I-Taweh - Never Fade Away
34) Live Wyya feat. Capleton - Cold Blooded Murderer

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Reggae album top 10 2017 (LP/CD only)

It has been a while since we had a year this good for full length reggae releases. So good that I bought enough albums (physical copies that is) to make a reggae top 10 for the year. Here we go:

1.         Samory I – Black Gold
2.         Damian Marley – Stony Hill
3.         Courtney John – Ecosystem 
4.         Junior Natural feat. Sly & Robbie – Militant 
5.         Frightnrs – More To Say Versions 
6.         Jesse Royal – Lily of Da Valley 
7.         Chronixx – Chronology 
8.         Ghetto Priest – Every Man For Every Man 
9.         Spiritual – Awakening 
10.     Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Subatomic Sound System – Super Ape Returns to Conquer

Special mention for this digital only release: Randy Valentine – New Narrative. Love it.

Didn’t get that many singles this year, but do want to make special mention of the return of Roots Tribe / Slimmah Sound to the recording scene with two wicked, brand new 45s by Mark Wonder and Danny Red. Here's hoping for more in 2018. :)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Impressions - The Jamaican Connection - Pt. II

After Part I below, here is Part II of my Impressions - The Jamaican Connection showcase (Impressions songs covered in Jamaica)

Part II
01 Impressions ft Bob Marley & Big Youth - I Gotta Keep On Moving
02 Impressions ft Jamaicans - Dedicate My Song To You
03 Impressions ft Cornell Campbell - I'm The One Who Loves You
04 Impressions ft Derrick Morgan - It's All Right
05 Impressions ft Heptones - I've Been Trying
06 Impressions ft Mad Lads - Ten To One
07 Impressions (Jerry Butler) ft Delroy Wilson - Find Another Girl
08 Impressions ft Milton Henry & Marcia Griffiths - Gypsy Woman
09 Impressions ft Joe White - I'm So Proud
10 Impressions ft Uniques - My Woman's Love
11 Impressions ft Wailers - I Made A Mistake
12 Impressions ft Mighty Diamonds - I Want To Be With You
13 Impressions ft Delroy Wilson - You Must Believe Me
14 Impressions ft Pat Kelly - Soulful Love
15 Impressions ft Techniques & Dennis Alcapone - You'll Want Me Back
16 Impressions ft Heptones & Prince Jazzbo - Choice Of Colors

Listen here:
Part II

Enjoy and thanks for all the kind words on this project!


Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Impressions - The Jamaican Connection - Pt. I

BMC presents The Impressions - The Jamaican Connection
(Impressions songs covered in Jamaica)

Superb singer, musician and songwriter Curtis Mayfield and his group the Impressions, in early stages featuring Jerry Butler, had a big influence on the Jamaican music scene. Many of their recordings in the 60s have been covered countless times on the island. In this set of 2 mixes, of which this is part I, I like to bring awareness of this fact to listeners who might not realize how often they are actually enjoying a Curtis Mayfield penned song and at the same time I want to show the absolute brilliance of Curtis' Impressions and former Impression Jerry Butler of the 60s. In this mix I've joined the original Impressions song with one or two cover versions out of Jamaica, in some cases featuring an instrumental or deejay version. Of some of these there are many more cover versions available, but I've picked one or two that bring an overall diverse selection of Jamaican artists in the mix. There's also many other Impressions songs that were covered, so this is not meant as the definite selection, but it is a showcase of the influence and brilliance of Curtis Mayfield's Impressions on the Jamaican music scene: The Jamaican Connection. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Little over 60 minutes for each part, so overall 2 hours of pure beauty and for some possibly a musical lesson. Enjoy!

Part I
01 Impressions ft Delroy Wilson - Can't Work No Longer
02 Impressions ft Wailers - Just Another Dance
03 Impressions ft Slim Smith - I've Found Out That I've Lost
04 Impressions ft Mighty Diamonds - Aware Of Love
05 Impressions ft Gaylads - That's What Love Will Do
06 Impressions ft Techniques & Dennis Alcapone - Minstrel And Queen
07 Impressions ft Cornell Campbell - Talking About My Baby
08 Impressions ft Noel Brown - Man's Temptation
09 Impressions ft Johnny Osbourne & Wailers - People Get Ready
10 Impressions ft Uniques - You Always Hurt Me
11 Impressions ft Pat Kelly - Little Boy Blue
12 Impressions ft Junior Murvin & Slim Smith - Grow Closer Together
13 Impressions ft Sensations - Right On Time
14 Impressions (Jerry Butler) ft Silvertones - He Will Break Your Heart
15 Impressions ft Bob Marley - Long Long Winter
16 Impressions ft Lloyd & Glen - Keep On Pushing

Listen here:

Part II:
Soon come!

Enjoy and bless!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

10 Outta 10 - a 2017 Jamaican Dancehall mix by BMC - Pure Summer Vibes

When, after a long time of not doing so, I recently checked out some modern Jamaican dancehall riddims I realized it has been 5 years since I last made a mix of modern dancehall music. I liked some of the riddims and tunes I heard and since summer is here, the vibe was right for a new mix full of summer dancehall vibes. Not one for my usual listeners that are strictly into roots reggae, but I love this. Turned out as 60 minutes of feel good, sunny, party music that *will* make you dance around. Together with my latest modern roots mix 'Hold The Faith' this will be my soundtrack for this summer! Maybe yours too!? Mainly 2017 tunes, variety of artists and producers. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only. 

10 Outta 10 - a 2017 Jamaican Dancehall mix - Pure Summer Vibes

Selection & Mix by: BMC

1) GC feat. Shaggy - Nah Nah Who (Crazy Glue Riddim)
2) Mavado - Touch & Leggo (Crazy Glue Riddim)
3) Alkaline & Sean Paul - Gyalis Pro (Crazy Glue Riddim)
4) Shenseea - Nothing Dem Nuh Have Ova Me (Crazy Glue Riddim)
5) Beenie Man - Astronaut (Dream Team Riddim)
6) Popcaan - Up Forever (Dream Team Riddim)
7) RDX - Traffic (Dream Team Riddim)
8) I-Octane & Ding Dong - Stop Wild Up (Money Mix riddim)
9) Tifa - Chicken Head (Money Mix riddim)
10) Masicka - 10 Outta 10 (Money Mix riddim)
11) Mavado - Fresh Cash (Money Mix riddim)
12) Shenseea & Boom Boom - Wine (Money Mix riddim)
13) Spice & D Angel - No Worries (Money Mix riddim)
14) I-Octane - Find It (Well Wild Riddim)
15) Gyptian - She Make Me Want It (Well Wild Riddim)
16) Chronixx - Likes
17) Razor B - Don't Stop It (Bad & Sexy Riddim)
18) Timeka Marhall - Bend Mi Ova (Bad & Sexy Riddim)
19) Rane Son - Dream Weekend (Bad & Sexy Riddim)
20) Tifa - Hype Dont Pay My Bills (Humbug Riddim)
21) Chris Martin & Lia Caribe - Show Them You No Lazy (Humbug Riddim)
22) Mavado - Carless Gal (Humbug Riddim)
23) Gyptian - Wine Pann It (Pina Colada Riddim)
24) Jah Vinci - Dont Let Me Go (Pina Colada Riddim)
25) Chi Ching - Black Peppa (Black Peppa Riddim)
26) Vybz Kartel - Portmore City To Uptown (Black Peppa Riddim)
27) I-Octane - Transaction (Black Peppa Riddim)
28) Busy Signal - Play The Horns (47th Floor Riddim)
29) Mavado - Way We Roll (47th Floor Riddim)
30) Demarco - Badman Thing Dawg (47th Floor Riddim)
31) Chris Martin - Stop (47th Floor Riddim)
32) I-Octane - Nuff Nuff Gyal (47th Floor Riddim)
33) Shaggy - Fat Piece (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
34) Leftside - Party Time (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
35) Sean Paul - Lock N Key (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
36) Bunji Garlin - Chicken and Dumplin (Chicken And Dumplin Riddim)
37) Jahmiel - Strongest Soldier (Money House Riddim)
38) Mavado - Belt Buckle (Money House Riddim)
39) Konshens - Do Di Work (Money House Riddim)
40) Kabaka Pyramid - Nuh Hype (Morals Riddim)
41) Bugle - Morals (Morals Riddim)
42) Tommy Lee Sparta - Grim Rim Rave (Rave Riddim)
43) Gyptian - That Ting (Rave Riddim)
44) Bugle - Karma (Obsession Riddim)
45) Chino - Get Money (Jigglewine Riddim)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Papa Tullo Rides The Rhythm (A BMC Mix - 2007 - re-up)

Last week the sad news reached us that Papa Tullo aka Papa Tollo aka Tulloch T passed away. 10 years ago I made this short mix of vocal cuts combined with Tullo's toasts and some dubs. Time to re-up this to pay tribute to the man's work. May he rest in peace.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hold The Faith - A Modern Roots Mix by BMC (2017)

Hold The Faith - A Modern Roots Mix by BMC (2017)

Two months and no less than a 1000 plays (thank you all!) since uploading my latest modern mix ('Brotherly Love') of tunes with a traditonal touch, I've now created my first true contemporary modern roots mix in years. All tunes of the last few years, some very recent, variety of artists and modern in style and sound. Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only.

1) Jah Cure - Corruption
2) Bushman - How You Living
3) Jesse Royal - Roots And Culture
4) Mark Wonder - Buzzrock Soldiers
5) Alborosie - Cry
6) Beenie Man - Survivor
7) Randy Valentine - Lock Me Up
8) Christopher Martin - My Love
9) Chronixx - Majesty
10) Ce'Cile - Somebody Man
11) Tarrus Riley - Just The Way You Are
12) Jesse Royal - Hold The Faith
13) I-Octane - Thank You Father
14) Skarra Mucci - Number One
15) Million Stylez - The Youths of Today
16) Horseman - Computer
17) Romain Virgo & Agent Sasco - Fade Away
18) Stephen Marley & Capleton & Sizzla - Rock Stone
19) Protoje & Chronixx - Who Knows
20) Blackout JA - No Spread No Rumours
21) Carl Meeks - Nuh Dat Easy
22) Damian Marley & Stephen Marley - Medication
23) Raging Fyah - Dash Wata
24) Tarrus Riley - There Is A Way
25) Romain Virgo & Bugle - No Problem
26) Agent Sasco - Stronger
27) I Octane & Gentleman - It's Alright
28) Morgan Heritage - Why Dem Come Around
29) Pressure - Goodness
30) Lady G - Me Bad
31) Naytian - Love Of A Father



Monday, February 20, 2017

Brotherly Love - An Old School New Style Modern Roots Mix by BMC (2017)

About 4 years after my latest full modern roots mix and with an increasing amount of released modern roots with a traditional touch I decided to go into it again and make this type of releases the focus of a new mix. Love those sounds, that need to be heard, so here it is. 79 minutes, modern roots releases but with a more traditional sound and instrumentation. Sometimes recycled old riddims, sometimes newly played riddims. Clear influences of 60s (rocksteady), 70s (roots, instrumentals, dub) and early 80s (rub-a-dub) Jamaican music. Tunes included date from roughly the last decade, but the majority from the last 5 years. Those claiming to not like contemporary reggae, think again after hearing this! :) Old School New Style!
Mix in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, one continuous mix with some added soundsamples. Mixcloud only. With Brotherly Love!

Brotherly Love - An Old School New Style Modern Roots Mix by BMC
(in brackets the source of each track is given, where 7, 10 and 12 are single sizes)

01) Bob & Gene ft Inversions - I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights (Daptone 7)
02) Jah Faith - No Bother Grumble (Jandisc 7)
03) Breadwinners ft Stevie - Mr Landlord (Breadwinners 12)
04) Clive Hylton - Mr Bossman (Upstir 7 promo)
05) Earl Sixteen ft Addis Pablo - Evolution (In My Fathers House LP)
06) Alpheus - Reach For The Top (Good Prevails LP)
07) Tarrus Riley - Cry No More (Love Situation CD)
08) Shaka Black - Pick Myself Up (LoFi Showcase Part 3 LP)
09) Pura Vida ft Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Brotherly Love (Seasons Of Life LP)
10) Big Youth - Eat Bread (By The Sweat Of Your Brow LP)
11) Jah Bami & Suns Of Dub - Unconditional Love (Far East Dub LP)
12) Spiritual - Stand Up To Rasta (Awakenings LP)
13) Shades - Before The Sun (Darker Shade Of Roots 7)
14) Randy Valentine, George Nooks & Tarrus Riley ft Ras Demo - Since I Found You (Peckings 7)
15) Alpheus - Call It A Day (From Creation LP)
16) Junior Thomas & The Volcanos - Beware (Beware LP)
17) Micah Shemaiah - Dread On Yah (Original Dread LP)
18) Singing Cologne - Row Mr Fisherman (Iroko 7)
19) Milton Henry - Rastafari Cannot Die (Branches And Leaves LP)
20) Frightnrs - Gotta Find A Way (Nothing More To Say LP)
21) Sir Scorcher & The Black Emeralds - Record Breaker (Jandisc 7)
22) Vin Gordon & The Real Rock Band - Outta Jungle (Heavenless LP)
23) Cornell Campbell ft Little Roy - Hypocrites - The Right Way (Tuff Scout 7)
24) Max Romeo ft Lee Perry - Give Thanks To Jehovah (Horror Zone LP)
25) Roberto Sanchez & The Rockers Disciples - Tell The Children (Showcase Vol.2 LP)
26) Reality Souljahz & The Rockers Disciples - Give Jah The Glory (Showcase Vol.1 LP)
27) Chronixx - Wheel Out (Dread & Terrible LP)
28) Josey Wales - Roll Like Lion (Roots Garden 7)
29) Bitty McLean & Josey Wales - Running Over (Taxi 12)

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Friday, December 30, 2016

BMC's 2016 End of the Year list – albums top 20 (all styles – new recordings only)

List time again! Always enjoy looking back over the year and see what I enjoyed most (focussing on new releases, not reissues). As in 2015, also in 2016 I bought much more other styles than reggae. Only albums I actually bought on CD or LP are included. The picture and list shows my top 20 albums for the year 2016.

1. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
2. Frightnrs - Nothing More To Say
3. Leonard Cohen - You Want It Darker
4. Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
5. BJ the Chicago Kid - In My Mind
6. Frank Ocean - Blonde
7. Skepta - Konnichiwa
8. Beyoncé - Lemonade
9. Shabaka & The Ancestors - Wisdom of Elders
10. Nick Waterhouse - Never Twice
11. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
12. Gregory Porter - Take Me To The Alley
13. Max Romeo - Horror Zone
14. NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge) - Yes Lawd!
15. Skarra Mucci - Dancehall President
16. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here….Thank You 4 Your Service
17. Viceroys meets Lone Ark - Memories: Iroko Showcase Vol. 2
18. Kandace Springs - Soul Eyes
19. Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
20. Stephen Marley - Revelation Pt. 2: The Fruit Of Life

As for further reggae releases, two compilations really stood out, namely:
Various Artists - Smile Jamaica (Silly Walks Discotheque)
Various Artists - We Remember Dennis Brown (VP)

And reggaewise, the absolute best thing that happened on the reissue side of things in 2016 was the release of:
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976 (Solomonic/Dub Store)
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986 (Solomonic/Dub Store)