Friday, December 24, 2010

Some of the Best of 2010: Playlist for Dec. 24, 2010

Harry Belafonte: The Baby Boy - Jump Up Calypso (RCA Victor 1961)
Black Dub: I Believe In You - Black Dub (Jive 2010)
Skream: Wibbler - Outside the Box (Tempa 2010)
Dubmatix feat. Kulcha Ites: Wobble Weeble - System Shakedown (7Arts Entertainment 2010)
Jah Wobble: New Delhi - Welcome To My World (30Hertz 2010)
Hey-O-Hansen: Jungle - We So Horny: Serious Pleasure Riddims (Pingipung 2010)
Beam Up: Suuluup - Terra Sonica (Beaming Productions 2010)
La Cherga: Down Domination Pt. 2 (DJ Delay Dub) - Brass Wires & Bass (Beaming Productions 2010)
The Upsetters: Chim Cherie - Sound System Scratch (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Little Axe: Can't Stop Walking Yet - Bought For A Dollar Sold For A Dime (Real World 2010)
Ian King: Black Eyed Susan - Panic Grass & Fever Few (Fledg'ling 2009)
King Tubby & the Aggrovators: For The Rest Of My life Dub - Shalom Dub (Jamaican Recordings 2010)
UB40: Man Next Door - Labour Of Love IV (EMI 2010)
UB40: Dub Next Door - Dub Sessions II: Labour Of Dub (Ind. 2010)
Bob Marley & the Wailers: White Christmas - Destiny: Rare Studio One Singles (Heartbeat 1999)
Poly Styrene: Black Christmas (Free Download 2010)
Ammoye & Rise Ashen: Mad Dem - Haffi Win (Balanced Records 2010)
Prince Jammy: Immigrant Dub - Strictly Dub (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Bonjay: Want A Gang - Broughtupsy (Mysteries Of Trade 2010)
Fat Freddys Drop: Shiverman (Live) - Live At Roundhouse London (The Drop 2010)
Jahtari Riddim Force: We Will Destroy Your Planet - Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 2 (Jahtari 2010)
The Clash: Armagideon Time - The Story Of The Clash Vol. 1 (CBS 1988)

Thanks, Doug, for this beautiful double slab o' vinyl!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Playlist for Dec. 17, 2010

U Roy: Wake The Town - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993) *
Dub Syndicate: Wadada (Means Love) -
Stoned Immaculate (On-U Sound 1991) *
Prince Jammy: Step It Up In Dub -
X-Ray Music (Blood & Fire 1999) *
Scientist: Step It Up (Dan Donovan for Don Letts Dub Cartel Remix) -
Select Cuts From Blood & Fire Chapter Two (Select Cuts 2001) *
Sound Iration: Holshe In Dub -
Sound Iration In Dub (Year Zero 2010)
King Tubby: Dub The Right Way -
X-Ray Music (Blood & Fire 1999)
King Tubby & The Soul Syndicate: Dub The Right Way (Dreadzone Remix) -
Select Cuts From Blood & Fire (Select Cuts 2001)
Dubblestandart: Love Can Grow -
Are You Experienced? (Collision 2006)
Dubblestandart: They Became One -
Marijuana Dreams (Collison 2010)
Lazy Robot: Free Soul
from MySpace
Rhythm & Sound feat. Love Joy: Best Friend -
Rhythm & Sound w/ The Artists (Asphodel 2003)

Deadbeat: Roots & Wire - Roots & Wire (Wagon Repair 2008)
El Fata: Ina The Dancehall -
Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 2 (Jahtari 2010)
Bob Marley: Slave Driver -
Classic Airwaves: The Best Of Bob Marley Broadcasting Live (Bootleg) (Orig. 1973)
Mungo's HiFi: Shanty Dub -
Dub Solidarity (Dubhead 2003)
Dubkasm feat. Ras Addis: Strictly Ital -
Transform I (Sufferah's Choice 2009)
Dubkasm: Beto's Yard -
Transformed In Dub (Sufferah's Choice 2010)
Dubmatix: Shaolin Warrior - Dread & Gold (7 Arts Entertainment 2008)
Dubmatix: Skankin' & Rockin'-
Atomic Subsonic (7 Arts Entertainment 2006)
Black Seeds: Slingshot (Truth Remix) -
Specials: Remixes and Versions From Solid Ground (Ind. 2010)
Gary Clail: Food, Clothes & Shelter -
Emotional Hooligan (RCA 1991)
Roots Combination: Wicked A Go Dub It -
Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions Chapter 4 (Guidance Recordings 2002)

Check out this video of a group of musicians improvising over a recording of "Wicked A Go Dub It." The camera concentrates almost exclusively on the melodica playing of Ticklah (a.k.a. Victor Axelrod, founding member of the Easy Star All Stars):

*Prince Jammy is identified as the dubmaster responsible for "Step It Up In Dub" on the compilation X-Ray Music, but Steve Barrow claims, in the liner notes to Dub Gone Crazy (Blood & Fire 1994) that it's Scientist. And Scientist is identified as the original dubmaster whose song is remixed twice on Select Cuts from Blood & Fire Chapter Two...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dubstep Inna Dancehall Stylee: Playlist for Dec. 10, 2010

Pinch & Emika: 2012 - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonics 2010)
Scientist vs. Pinch & Emika: 2012 Dub - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonics 2010)
Errol Brown: Socialist Dub - Dub Over Dub: 27-Track Dub Extravaganza (Heartbeat 1996)
Tricky: Bristol To London - Mixed Race (Domino 2010)
Canartic: Modulotion - Modulotion (Dank Disc 2010)
Cornell Campbell: Mr. Cop (Pressure Sounds 2010)
Cornell Campbell & U Roy: Babylon You Wrong (Zion High Productions 2010)
The Drop: Looking To The Sky (Big Shoal 2010) from MySpace
Dub Gabriel feat. MC Zulu: No Lies - Restless Youth EP (Destroy All Concepts 2010)
Flying Lizards: Lime & Salt - The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards (Piano 1995, re-released on Staubgold 2010)
Mystica Tribe: Meditation Stick (SD 2010) from MySpace
King Tubby: Roots of Dub - Evolution Of Dub Vol. 1: The Origins Of The Species (Greensleeves 2007)
Supercat: Don Dada (Konders Mix) - 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz 1998)
Top Cat: Push Up Yu Lighter (Gussie P Dancehall 2010)
Jah Lloyd: World Class (Attack 1976) from Rastaman Home - Thanks!
Jah Lloyd: World Class Version (Attack 1976) from Rastaman Home - Thanks!
The Uniques: Stand Up & Fight - Absolutely Rocksteady (Pressure Sounds 2010)
DJ Vadz: Morre Morre - Soviet Dubs Vol. 1 (Russian Techno 2010)
Shackleton: Come Up - Fabric 55 (Fabric 2010)
Chet Singh: Paper Money - Recessionary Revolutionaries (Ind. 2010)
Chimp Beams vs. Peabody & Sherman: Dub Connections (Super Bro 2009) from MySpace

Super Cat is on top & Top Cat is on the bottom because Super Cat has won this battle of the bestest ragga kitties. He's at the Apollo, fer cryin' out loud!

CORRECTION: Despite their name, and something I read somewhere, Canartic are not in fact Canadian. They are instead Texan.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Slackness: Playlist for Dec. 3, 2010

"He Was A Friend" 12" label

Zap Pow: This Is Reggae Music - Last War: The Best of Zap Pow '72-'80 (Trojan 2007)
Dubmatix feat. The Mighty Diamonds: Give A Helping Hand - System Shakedown (7Arts Entertainment 2010)
King Tubby & The Aggrovators: Give A Little Man A Great Big Hand Dub - Shalom Dub (Jamaican Recordings 2010)
Easy Star All Stars feat. Morgan Heritage: Electioneering - Radiodread (Easy Star 2006)
Blaze Dem: Roots Defender - Jahtarian Dubbers Vol. 1 (Jahtari 2007)
Disrupt: Bit Defender - The Bass Has Left The Building (Jahtari 2009)
King Kong: He Was A Friend 12" (Dug Out 2010)
Subatomic Sound System feat. Ari Up & Lee "Scratch" Perry: Bed Athletes - Hello, Hello, Hell Is Very Low 7" (2010)
Prince Fatty feat. Horseman: Shimmy Shimmy Ya - Supersize (Mr. Bongo 2010)
Owen Grey: Guava Jelly - This Is Reggae Music (Island 1974)
Bob Andy: Desperate Lover 12" (Studio One 1979)
Dub Trinity feat. Chet Singh: Abstract Graffiti from [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Chet Singh: Bubbly Dubbly - Recessionary Reactionaries (Ind. 2010)
Pale Rider: Lick Wood - Lick Wood EP (Cassava Outernational 2010)
Version Excursion 1:
Sam Manning: Sly Mongoose - Calypso Pioneers 1912-1937 (Rounder 1989)
Count Lasher's Calypso Quintet: Slide Mongoose - Boogu Yagga Gal: Jamaican Mento (Heritage 2002)
Aston "Familyman" Barrett: Sly Mongoose - Trojan Bob Marley & Friends Box Set (Trojan 2002)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux: Sun Is Shining - Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980 -86 (Strut 2008)
Version Excursion 2:
The Starlights feat. Stanley Beckford: Soldering - Soldering (Heartbeat 1993)
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Soldering - Daryl Hall & John Oates (RCA 1975)
Aggrovators: Soldering Version - Trojan Dub Box Set Vol. 2 (Trojan 2002)
I Roy: Welding - Tougher Than Tough: The Story Of Jamaican Music (Island 1993)
Big Youth: Natty Dread She Want - Dread Locks Dread (Virgin 2001)
Fat Freddys Drop: Flashback - Live At Roundhouse London (The Drop 2010)
ASBO (Loefah & Sgt. Pokes): Dog Money (Lovemix) - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonics 2010)
Scientist vs. ASBO: Dog Money Dub - Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space (Tectonics 2010)