Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wµrkas Our Motivation

Dam fam. EP's the first of its kind to get a pressing on plastic, I do believe.

Good news for modern man(z dem).

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Time To Get Gremi

Them big bad Rag & Bone lot just gave their very wicked new Gremino release a much deserved vinyl pressing - yyyyessss!!!

Really good news.

This one's been doing it for me for months now.

Fast FWD>

>into dub.

Check that Mad Professor sample bouncing around at the beggining of the aformentioned omni tune!

Voiced by Sister Audrey of the prof's Ariwa camp, that 'awawawawawa' vocal sample crops up in a bunch of early 90s UK dance tracks, and it's got me wanting to listen to many others from his classic 80s Dub Me Crazy releases that I remember really liking.

If Sampledelia's taught a man anything it's that that this song at least must be a seminal one for people in the right circles back then (or at very least very readily available for ripping the sample from).

I didn't really used to rate the 80s UK dub guys compared to Scientist and Prince Jammy's Jamaican stuff from round then - I suppose because it was nothing like the much more subtle approach of the JA artists' dub stylings. But coming back to the tunes now with a whole heap more interest in these humble shores I really like them - precisely because that they are so different! That not at all subtle eccentricity and heavyweight digi / loopyness.

The Shaka scene from 1981's Babylon gives a great depiction of that exciting and specifically UK reggae-ness which was so clearly a big sound on the streets (and pirates) of London Town in all its different forms throughout 1980s - and as an obvious ( / the definitive?) precursor to the eventual and fateful jungling up of raves in this country it has not been appreciated nearly enough by myself in recent years.

These sounds aren't simply being sampled over and over (thanks - 'British youts in the 80s / 90s,' soundbwoys like Dillinja, Lemon D, The Bug and Heatwave, all wax lyrical about Jah Shaka, Aswad, Adrian Sherwood, Mad Professor, Lovers Rock, Iration Steppas et al at least as much as they do about King Tubby / Lee Perry / Augustus Pablo and all of the critically acclaimed and widely admired and written about JA massive.

Check this recent King Midas 'Lovers Rock' mix by long time Industrial-Noisemaker and Ambient expert done calmed down again again Kevin Martin aka The Bug alongside Dub Poet type Roger Robinson.

These UK artists are fusion artists first and foremost, constantly adding to and expanding on their musical roots and culture with all sorts of newness on top of the music legacy that's being inherited (not at all unlike their counterparts overseas mind, just in a way that's consitently different to them).

This tradition of producing music never stopped (bit of a jump obviously, but you follow me right?, and the same sh*t is still very much going down today (>get me...).

I really like that, and as such nowadays I will rep it when I see it. That's why I'll be listening to lots of 80s UK reggae music this week.

Just so you know.


Omn mi gosh.

Real jungle movement

(...come gi we deh)

Friday, 16 July 2010

Wha dis?!?

Nice new loud, positive n catchy one from the Gully God.

I'm all over it.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bad Gyal

You heard this one??

Brilliant. A really REALLY good production from Redlight, and Mizzy B's best vocal yet, says I.

Boo UKG(rime) meets Bashment styleez - very nice!!!

Scoped on the always wicked JUST JAM up pon dibby dibby don't watch that! TV.

Get 2 kno.

Rerub A Dub Style

Think I'm a bit late on this one, but still, it's a wicked rerub of an already huge track.

Shame it too will never get a vinyl pressing.

Digital manz don't watch.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Jµ-ngle Massive

Continuing with the theme of preaching blessed love for the DJ works of original bad man like µ-Ziq (and his absolutely wicked mixcloud profile), I've now got hooked on vintage Kemet Crew productions following a severe rinsing of his MASSIVE 93-96 Jungle mix - RRRRRUUN THE TRACK!!

Here and here and here.

"Jungle a run it."

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Daaaaammm fammm

Jambie likes this.

Video's well f**kin ard.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Bassline is...Killin It

Has anyone else noticed that's there's a sh*tload of good bassline coming out at the moment?!?!?

Not much getting pressed unfortunately, so I've been raiding back catalogues.

London, Leeds, Sheffield....'s grime up north.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Not Younger Than Yesterday

Today is my birthday.

To celebrate the occassion, here are a bunch of songs that I like to get drunk to.

Enjoy, and have a nice weekend.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Sacred Purchase / Called Dat Cop

Been meaning to buy this fantastic piece of ardkore raving plastic for some time, but after a massive surge of interest in it recently following a post on blissblog I panicked and finally decided to actually cop the fe*ker before it becomes a total sell off.

It was not cheap - but, for my money, I'd have to say that this is most certainly up there with the best club tracks of all time.

Just 4 u, London Massive.
We can do it together.

yasmin lawsuit