Thursday, 22 April 2010

Robo Ragga

...furthering the previous post about a second digital age of ragga, how about this one from Busy ey???

Completely forgot to mention the total takeover of super hi tech autotune inna Dancehall, and the new voice of the Jamaican DJ...

You a lock down the place with ya waist,
You a move like sumtin from space.

Roots and phuture, raggamuffin style.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

"They tryn'a take the piss?!?!"

Probably the best of the release of the year so far. Surely.


Tuesday, 20 April 2010


Just serendipitously stumbled across this ere vintage '99 footage on YoutUbe of Links' first solo performance after leaving Bodyguard. He absolutely mashed up the place with a set that consisted nearly exclusively of Capleton dubs apparently, who was really very popular at the time.

This shit is proper - Just look at all the 45s! There's a big stack of em up on top of the booth, and then again at the end you can see piles of the things all around the Soundsystem. You just don't see that sort of thing anymore now do you...

(...not since 2002, apparently, when Canadian sound Rebel Tone won the World Clash by deliberately using CDs for various practical reasons. This ushered in a sort of second, post post 'Sleng Teng' digital era, or you could even say a 'Totally' digital era - one of instrument-less production in the studio followed by a digitally CDJd execution on stage. And it was a total takeover, the big sounds and selectors just stopped using vinyl completely. Before that it was strickly 7"s all round, even when the Japanese Mighty Crown sound won the same year as this, in 1999. Now that IS impressive. All very interesting, but anyway...Still all 7"s at a Jambie dance, thas for sure!)

Our man Fire Links is properly in amongst and down with the crowd in this one - it's a proper bashment massive.

Love it. How things done changed.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Rufige Beats

Ok, so I don't like to bone Simon Reynolds too hard and that - BUT I have been trying to ID this muthaf*cka that pops up in bay-arre weekend rush sets for about 6 months, and then last thursday I found it listed on blissblog as one of SR's glorious morning tunes.

And that is why I check with that blog every day.

Swear down, I'd actually given up all hope on finding this one! The funny thing is, it's not even that obscure, it's by Goldie on Reinforced. Will still set you back absolute dolla to bag on plastic.

All else aside though, this is one killer slice of just 4 u old skool london ardkore, and I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I man.

Here it is in the mix. Catch a rrrush!!!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Cukoo k-kopped it

There's too much that I could say that's good and right about this 92 tune, so I'll just stick to saying that the best thing of all is that it's now in my record bag.

Great artwork to boot too.

Proper ardkore jungle tekno, dun know the koo...

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Roots Man Time, London

Here's a quick post of some of the Roots & Reggae tunes that I'm feelin right now...

First up has to be this big one ere. Despite coming off Chimney Records' Movie Star Riddim, the single got a worldwide friendly pressing via JA Big Bwoys VP Records this February, which is always a quality stamp of approval. Took a little while to grow on me cos of the chorus, but man...I rate it now!

As ever with the mighty Queen Ifrica there's just too many nice smooth lil vocal hooks in it to ignore, and that old school stuttered telephone DADA DADA DA DA at the start gets me goin every time. Begs to be turned up nice and loud - Trrruss me!

Elsewhere I recently re-e-dicscovered these two by Sizzla and Busy Signal off Jukeboxx's Nylon Riddim. I've said these things many times before but it is ALWAYS nice to see Sizzla on his old fine form like this, and Busy voicing Reggae tunes just works for me SO WELL! Both a muss for cruisin about in the hot weather (isn't it nice!?!).

*Bigger than usual post alert*

Here are three VERY sweet ones to round it up.

This one from Gyptian is getting heavy heavy support from just about every reggae selector even vaguely in the know at the moment for all the right reasons. Many a dutty Friday morning post-'Hot Wuk meets Costcutter 24hr Food & Wine Uptown' has been made much much better by dis one on the YoutTube.

And finally deeeezzz two from new 'uns Sophia Squire and Chris Martin are very VERY large. Yes I!!!!!

So there you go. The new soundtrack to your 'Spring's here at last' sunshine days.

Big up ya chests each and everyone who made it down to The Princess Alice for Voodoo Rave on Friday. So nice to see so many familiar faces crowding up the place, and despite nearly everything that could have gone wrong with the venue going, well...well wrong, the vibe was der.

Next time you'll all get music at volumes you can 'ave a dance to.

And that's a promise.

Nuff love to all of ya. Bless up.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

How We Do Dis Voodoo Do...

Right, it's Voodoo Rave in Shoreditch tomorrow, so obviously I'm shitting myself.

Set-wise I'm standardly bare hyped about every tune goin in the bag, BUT just to top things off; i gots Tuffff 'Fu*ky-ting' Africa in the post today, bagged one of the High(Tek) Volume VIPs that went for sale very briefly on Juno t'other day, found this pretty little picture disk (via the Rag&Bone show...biiiiggguuupppss), caught the launch of this ere Killa P sealed muthaf*cker on monday aaaand managed to finally cop one' a theeese on 180g plastic which should be comin in tomorrow morning.


So yea, dem nah reeaaddddyy. Bassically.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

It's a Holidaaaay!

Yea yea yea, it's time for a mutha f f f f f*cking four day weekend rudebwoys!

If you're around London I'll be reaching the LAST EVER of Heatwave's HOT WUK nights (oh my dizzle, well think I only missed three or four...) tonight on Brick lane, i.e.

Keep it nice, and wishing you all a Totally Tropical Thursday and an Irie Easter weekend.

Safe safe safe safe safe.

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