Thursday, July 2, 2009

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.



Erik said...

Hi! This mix is one of your best. I really rate the Soprano and Baddaz riddims.

All the best / Erik

BMC said...

Thanks for the comments, Erik. Good to hear you're rating this one!

Anonymous said...

great mix!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog a few days ago, searching for reggae podcasts.
Downloaded a few mixes and i must say i really enjoyed it, particularly this one. So i just agree with Eric!

I rate the capleton tune on the indiscretion, and the wicked Macka-b one on the chase the devil.

Thanks from my ears, and keep the 45's spinning!

Undercover said...

hey bro, yes 'ray darwins' tune is a favourite of mine too. I presume you have heard the Sugar Minott and Joseph cotton version version also on lovetank pressed in 2005. tribute to sir coxonne...dope. undercover.


any way we can get a tracked link for this?


ssany way we can get a tracked link for this?