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SiamRootsical Roots N Culture Mix 2013
January 04, 2014 02:40 AM PST
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Roots N Culture Mix 2013. Looking back on a great year for roots reggae as the excitement builds around a new generation of conscious artists. Jah9's New Name album is a modern classic while Chronixx visited the UK to wide acclaim alongside deejay Dre Island who broke through this year with some tuff sides like Find Dem Flaw and What Is Mine Is Mine. Check his Rastafari Way Mixtape by king I-Vier. Kabaka Pyramid keeps dropping tune after essential tune (like Liberal Opposer & Worldwide Love featured here). Check his new EP, Lead The Way, on Soundcloud. Lutan Fyah's new album Life Of A King is perhaps his best LP to date, thanks in part to some cutting edge production from Grillaras. See the release material on Reggaeville. Deejay Chuck Fenda makes a long overdue return with a new LP, Jah Element, for John John. Preview two tracks on the mixtape, combinations with longtime spar Junior Reid and Johnny Clarke. Lloyd Brown keeps the revival vibes flowing throughout his excellent Rootical LP, an earthy collaboration with producers Zion High. Vocalist Sara Lugo continues to impress with her Smile of a Child for Flash Hit Records.

Usual mix of updated classic riddim and originals. Selection like the Worldwide Love (Flash Hit), a thunderous update of Horace Andy's Money Money (Grillaras), Skylarking (ALTAFAAN), a heavy relick of the Police In Helicopter (Jam2), Green Lion Crew's Rough Road (Soul Of The Lion), John John James' dubby Inna Rub A Dub Style & None Shall Escape The Judgement (Johnny Clarke), Inna Mi Yard (Jamstone Digital), England Be Nice (Don Carleon) and a wicked reality song, Knowledge is the Power, on the Abyssinians' Declaration Of Rights by Bryan Art. Also featuring the Children Of The Emperor Megamix (UTH Music/Uprising) which mixes up the legendary 70's roots original by Albert Malawi with daughter Hempress Sativa's fresh update and a SiamRootsical dub special. Check the Hempress Mixtape by Yabai... Its the Weed Thing...

Many thanks to @protoje for the cover pic... NUFF RESPECT DUE

Redda Fya! - Concious Roots Mixtape 2013
August 19, 2013 07:25 AM PDT
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Redda Fya! - Concious Selections 2013. Full time wi stand up against the system. But man still haffi eat... Jamaican singjay sensation Chronixx start a fyah while rising roots artist Jah9 provides nuff serious reasoning. A pair of big Tarrus Riley hits with Gimmi Likkle One Drop & the killer Kabaka Pyramid combination Fly Di Gate. Bobby Tenna's album Words & Melody builds on his amazing debut set and marks him as an upcoming major talent in conscious roots music. Both albums are out on his own Wile Fya label, check them out. Singer/deejay Lady Flame also has some fine music out there. She forwards the positivity here on Build Up. Visit ladyflame.com. 2013 sees a welcome return to form for both Turbulence and Capleton. The Prophet blaze it up here with Meta & The Cornerstones on the Senegalese band's Ancient Power CD. Preview it on their Soundcloud page. Jahcoustix & Apple Gabriel come with a deep roots blast against the leaders on Controller, lifted from Jahcoustix's Frequency LP out on IrieVibrations.

Crucial relicks of classic riddim & some fresh originals. Featuring the very irie Tropical Escape (Chimney Records), Coronation Day (Hilltop), Selassie I Way (Israel Records), Crisis (Rawborn Product), Heartwarming (Akom), Songbird (I-Grade), Dennis Brown's Milk & Honey (Reggae Fever) and a superb remix of Garnett's Hard Nut To Crack on Wile Fya. We also revisit Junior Byles' Beat Down Babylon, this time with Morgan Heritage from their excellent new album Here Come The Kings (VP/Gedion Records).

Respect & Manners - New Roots Mixtape 2013
March 31, 2013 05:41 AM PDT
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Respect & Manners Mixtape 2013. Conscious selection of new roots songs and excursions on some rocking rhythms, old and new. Call for unity and better overstanding everywhere in this time. In the words of Jah Mali, ''live and let live...''

Starring three classic Burning Spear rhythms; He Prayed (Sajay), Creation Rebel (Maximum Sound) & Live Good (Mafia & Fluxy). The Ffrenchie relick of the Creation Rebel (2008) is based on Bunny Lee's mid-70s version (Johnny Clarke) and features a cool Johnny Clarke/Fantan Mojah combination and a crucial U-Roy/Chedidek cut as well as an original Bunny Lee dub version.

Next Generation Family's rootsy Raspect riddim is just brilliant and leads with Lutan Fyah's superb Respect & Manners. Another I-light is Reggaeland's Cultura featuring deejay legend Jah Thomas and Singer Jah's Prayer 2 Di Most High which is simply sublime. The Redeemer (OneNess) harks back to the good ole days of rub-a-dub dances with Mark Wonder. Great to hear Queen Omega once more. She really shines on the Passover (Jahlight). Another Maximum Sound rhythm, Leggo Di, has a real early reggae sound. Deejay Captain Sinbad celebrates Jamaica 50 here while singer-deejay Ras Demo (aka Demolition Man) come with a top reality tune. Glen Washington & Mikey Spice contribute two outstanding conscious songs on Cyclone's Da Drama. Joe Frasier's World Peace is similar to the Full Up and features one of Sanchez's best cultural songs.Together, taken from the latest Ras Batch LP Know Thyself, is a call for unity. A heartical U-Roy combination with Harrison Stafford (of Groundation) reminds me of vintage Eric Donaldson and is from the new U-Roy LP Pray Fi Di People.

Featuring: Lutan Fyah, Singer Jah, Turbulence, Luciano, Fyah T, Fantan Mojah, Perfect Giddimani, Everton Blender, Busy Signal, Damian Marley, Jesse Royal, Jah Cure, Jah Mali, Jah Thomas, Mark Wonder, Al Pancho, Naptali, Queen Omega, King Solomon, Roxy Singh, Zebulon, Prince Koloni, Little Guerrier, Captain Sinbad, Ras Demo, Da'ville, Ras Batch, Bunny Lee, The Agrovators, Tarrus Riley, Chezidek, U-Roy, Johnny Clarke, Gappy Ranks, Harrison Professor Stafford, Glen Washington, Mikey Spice, Sanchez and Adele Harley.

Rendition Dub: Extraordinary Journey In Dub 2013
February 25, 2013 12:29 PM PST
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Rendition Dub: Extraordinary Journey In Dub.. The SiamRootsical rootsdub mixtape originally compiled in early 2011 and finally just finished now in 2013. Its a little different from our usual selections, mainly dub-heavy sounds with an international flavour. Look to the East... Strictly roots & reality..

Featuring: Dennis Bovell, The Bangkok Massive Sound System (BMS), Jah Shaka, Icho Candy, Groundation, Midnite, I-Grade, Bajimba, Fun-Da-MenTal, The Rootsman, Earl 16, Gussie P All-Stars, Burning Babylon, Asian Dub Foundation (ADF), Martin Campbell, Dub Syndicate, Bally Sagoo, Lion D, Ossie Dellimore, The Dreamtree Project, Addis Rockers, กะปี (Ga-Pi), Braintax, SOJA (Soldiers of Jah Army) Bad Brains and Countryman.

Nu Roots mixtape 2012 - Neva Lose Wi Medz
April 04, 2012 01:43 AM PDT
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Neva Lose Wi Medz 2012. Nu roots reggae mixtape. Higher medz. Big up all italists... 4:20 forever!!! Excursions on the World View (AJ Records), Freedom Shines (Truckback), Necessary Mayhem's Sensimillionaire & Kouchie, Satta (Jamplified) & Original Satta (2004 Clinch release). Revisits top 2011 riddim Long Days, Short Nights (Xterminator), showcasing a fresh (and 2crucial!) cut from Richie Spice. Sizzla rails out against gossips with Rumours on the Promise Land, His 2001 Xterminator version Live It Up is here also. Karim Burrell's new label XTM Nation (formerly Xterminator) delivers hard with the deadly Lutan Fyah-Jesse Royal combination Loyal Soldiers. Check Mr. Williams' wicked 80s-style deejaying on Tommy Ranking - BAD!! Rootsman Guinney Pepper sings for humanity on Be Kinder.

Featuring Lutan Fyah, Jesse Royal, Steel Pulse, Alborosie, Queen Ifrica, Natty King, Junior Kelly, Tony Rebel, Sizzla, I-Wayne, Ras Attitude, Ishi Dube, Joggo, Jah Mason, Mark Wonder, Gyptian, The Abyssinians, Capleton, Natural Black, Jah Mali, Tommy McCook, Richie Spice, Kayla Bliss, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Warrior King, The Mighty Diamonds, Yellowman, Mr. Williams, Dee Dre, J.O.E, I-Octane and Guinney (Ginny) Pepper.

Continuous Mix. 79 minutes.

Long Days Short Nights Riddim mix 2011 - Xterminator Productions
March 23, 2012 10:16 AM PDT
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My favorite riddim of 2011, an irie, catchy retro-roots track with 3 outstanding vocal contributions.

Richie Spice - Bad Weather
Jesse Royal - Singing The Blues
Kayla Bliss - Ain't That Loving You

One of Fatis' last productins. RIP Phillip Burrell - may his memory and music long live on!

Soundboy Kuff N Dem - Dancehall Pressure 1987-88 - Part 2
December 06, 2011 06:56 AM PST
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Soundboy Kuff 'N' Dem PART 2 - Dancehall pressure 1988. Wicked and bad raggamuffin soundbwoy collection mixtape from 1988. Nuff hi-power hits from King Jammy's, Witty, King Tubby's, George Phang (Power House), Fashion Records, Techniques and Steelie & Cleevie. Version pon version inna continuous mix stylee...

Featuring: Don Angelo, Carl Meeks, Super Black, Cutty Ranks, Bunny Lie Lie, Shelley Thunder, Trevor Sparks, Supercat, Reggie Stepper, Grindsman, Johnny Osbourne, Kenny Knotts, Taxman, Courtney Melody, Shabba Ranks, Admiral Bailey, Lecturer, Gregory Isaacs, Sanchez, Ed Robinson, Mikey General, Hugo Barrington, Scion Success, Pad Anthony, Admiral Tibett and Sugar Minott.