Thursday, September 29, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover



Been a while, work, life. Big tunes drop here we go....
We start (and end) with Dionne Reid, a killer cross-over UK artist (Barrington Levy cover, Tuff Scout single) that rides the riddim since 19-long-time. Up next is some killer BB Seaton produced relick biz from his OG Soul Beat catalogue with Funny Feeling, featuring Lady Lex, Dennis Alcapone and some R&B stylez from....Chris Stylez. lol. Jah 9 (seriously yawn, pass me the chalice...lol) has a few killers amongst the yoga tunes off her VP album, but for me it's the freestylez from her pre-album EP drop the 9mm where she rides some serious 70/80s roots riddims that does it for me. Next up is the Jammys - New Sounds of Freedom, which to be perfectly honest is a little hum hah over the mixing on this. Legendary riddims yes, A grade vocalists yes, but seriously, I can splice a tune like that on my mixer! What's up? Am I being too harsh? Included anyway. Compare that to the Stephen Marley album - all killer. Pushing boundries production wise as all Tuff Gong biz does and some tight hip hop/reggae vocal combos.
Riddim wise we have Overstand's Mile High Riddim featuring killer cuts form Jesse Royal, Morgan Heritage and Bushman. Through Thoughts (hip hop, latin, beats label) drop an solid one-drop riddim and Idlers Corner drop the Chatty Chatty Mouth riddim both featuring both underground and overground UK vocalists. The old guard Shaggy, Rayvon, Screechy Dan, Red Fox and Assassin spit on perhaps the biggest riddim of the all - Sitara riddim. And as I mentioned, Dionne Reid rounds it up with some soundcheck mixes of Bam Bam and Ring Di Alarm.

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Dionne Reid - Soundcheck (Intro)
Dionne Reid - Never Leave
Lady Lex - Reach My Goal (Old v New Riddim)
Chris Stylez - Who Told You (Old v New Riddim)
K-oss, BB Seaton f/ Dennis Alcapone - Funny Feeling (Old v New Riddim)
Jah9 - Unafraid
Jah9 - Ra Un Nefer Amen
Jah9 - Avocado - 9 Grams Per Serving
Dre Island - Walls Of Babylon
Alborosie - Peace Treaty Style
Kabaka Pyramid - Peace and Love
Shaggy f/ Beenie Man - Leggo Babylon Wickedness
Stephen Marley f/ Shaggy - So Strong
Stephen Marley f/ Rakim and Kardinal Offishall - So Unjust
Stephen Marley f/ Junior Reid and Dead Prez - Babylon
Stephen Marley f/ Damian Jr Gong Marley - Perfect Picture
Damian Jr Gong Marley - Nail Pon Cross
Junior Natural w/ Sly and Robbie - Soldiers
Akala f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Marshall - Giants
Gappy Ranks f/ Protoje - White Paper
Yung J.R f/ Cali P - Want No War
Yung J.R - General
Jesse Royal - Black Woman (Mile High Riddim)
Morgan Heritage - Selah (Mile High Riddim)
Bush Man - Hungry Days (Mile High Riddim)
The Sea f/ Jimmy Screech - Like Them a Don (Red String Riddim)
The Sea f/ Ramon Judah - Someday (Red String Riddim)
George Palmer - Chatty Chatty Mouth (Chatty Chatty Mouth Riddim)
Tenor Youthman - Watch Yuh Back (Chatty Chatty Mouth Riddim)
Screechy Dan f/ Shaggy - Hurdle Dem (Sitara Riddim)
Agent Sasco and Rayvon - Gonna Feel It (Sitara Riddim)
Red Fox - Free Your Mind (Sitara Riddim)
Red Fox and Screechy Dan - Skylarking
Dionne Reid - Ring D Alarm
Dionne Reid - B.A.M B.A.M


Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jazzy, Soul, Hip Hop w Undercover


This is how I like it when not listening to reggae...jazzy, soul, funk, latin and hip hop vibes!

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Kenny Keys - Cold Brew (4 Kamal)
Freddie Joachim - Let Me Know
FloFilz - Quintal
Combine Vibes - Okey Dokey O.P
DJ Mentos - Funky Cannonball
Jazz Kat - Green Leaves
Bluestaeb - One Night
A June & J Beat - Saturday Night Movies
Guts - Musicotherapy
Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life (Kaytradamus Remix)
Ri#Xnna - Jame Joint (OSAGE remix)
20Syl - VO52-V1M
Freddie Joachim - Drowning Myself
Freddie Joachim - Doin It (Til The End)
Suff Daddy - Pre Game Chillout
Tom Misch - Artist
Otis Junior & Dr. Dundiff - Reaching
Suff Daddy - Macrowave
Miles Bonny - Way feat. Shhor
Guggenz - This Love I've Met
Freddie Joachim - Cadillacs
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Kaytranada - Leave Me Alon feat. Shay Lia
Kaytranada - Bullets feat. Little Dragon
Freddie Gibbs - Extradite feat. Black Thought
Byron The Aquarius - She Don't Love Me (Reprise) feat. MDMA
ATCQ - Oh My God (KaytraEdit for the Clubs)
Earth, Wind and Fire - Runnin' (Volt Age Edit)
Dam-Funk - Floating On Air (feat. Flea & Computer Jay)
D'Angelo - Greatdayndamornin' Booty (jank remixed-itbootyleg)
Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Insecurities
Bey@nc3 - Hold Up
Ri%Xnna - Consideration feat. SZA
$hang - Bet
ABRA - SICK GIRL
ABRA - Come 4 Me

Friday, July 8, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover

Nuff reggae ammo spraying the world like bullets over Dallas. Fraturing new 'ish from Protoje, Exile Di Brave, The Smile Jamaica LP and the big and rootsy Kirkledove LP. Big riddims include relicks Creamy Corner (He Prayed/Ice Cream Love), Ballistic Affair, Joe Frazier and a few off the Kabaka Mix Tape plus Guidance and Protection, Maad Sick, Kuff, Different Eyes etc. Big stash!

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Protoje - Used To Be My Life
Protoje - Can't Feel No Way
Protoje - Flight Plans
Protoje - Glad You're Home
Protoje - Sandra Foster
Exile Di Brave - Born To Reign f/ Black Omolo
Exile Di Brave - New Iration f/ Don Carlos
Marcia Griffiths - Holding You Close
Samory I - I Am Gad
Micah Shemaiah - Inner Man
Jesse Royal - Roots and Culture
Christopher Martin - This Could Be Murder
Silly Walks Discotheque - Whisper in the Wind
Bugle - Life and All It Comes With
Chronixx - King Selassie Throne
- Balistic Affair Riddim -
Ward 21 - Too Much Killa
Shinehead - Lifetime
- Joe Frazier Riddim -
Kabaka Pyramid - Phenomenon
Jah Mali - Mi Rate You
Kirkledove - Rubba Dub Again (f/ Tarrus Riley)
Kirkledove - Jah Jah Knows (f/ Jah Cure)
Kirkledove - Who's That Sound (f/ Beres Hammond)
Kirkledove - Cold Johnny (f/ Jesse Royal)
Kirkledove - Good Things (f/  Cocoa Tea)
Kirkledove - Highway Patrol (f/  Rory)
Kirkledove - Call the Police (f/ Busy Signal)
- Creamy Corner Riddim -
D Major - Give Praises
Dre Island - Dem a Liar
Javada - Time Up
Ward 21 - Herbs Man
- Guidance and Protection Riddim -
Chino - Guidance and Protection
Jesse Royal - Blowing the Wind
Everton Blender - Inna Dis Ya Time
- Maad Sick Riddim -
Kelissa - Ites, Green and Gold
Clay - Rudeboys
Gappy Ranks - Maad Sick
Macka B - Jamaica
Marla Brown - Champion
Morgan Heritage  - Modern Man
Runkus and Royal Blu - How Mi Sound
- Kuff Riddim -
Triston Palma - Suffering Time (f/ Bashy Bashy & TP Jr)
Little John - Mix Up
Destiny - Real Hot Gal
- Heal Them Riddim -
Brother Culture - Heal Them
King Kong - Serious Time
Micah Shemaiah - Jah Love
Shanique Marie and Cali P - Coconut Jelly Man
Dubamine - Nicodemus f/ Blackout JA
- Different Eyes Riddim -
Jah Wiz - Suffer Down There
Jahmiel - Different Eyes
Vershon - Talk Bout Me Hype
Kabaka Pyramid - Accurate
Kabaka Pyramid - Accurate
Kabaka Pyramid - Accurate

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover


Some maad tunes in here..We have my faves off the killer Dennis Brown tribute, the new Alborosie, Raging Fyah and Silly Walks albums, the one riddim on here is Lion Paw and it's massive with Chronixx, Keznamdi and Keilssa. We also have single drops from Protoje, Damian Marley, Cham, Christopher Martin, Morgan Heritage, Teflon et al.
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Vin Gordon and The Real Rock Band - Heavenless
Morgan Heritage - One Eastman
Raging Fyah f/ Jesse Royal - Humble
Raging Fyah - Everlasting
Raging Fyah - Milk And Honey
Jah Cure - Ghetto Girl
Mykal Rose - Easy Take It Easy
Christopher Ellis - Created By The Father
Iba Mahr, Jesse Royal, Chronixx, Keznamdi, Exco Levi, Kelissa, Jahmiel,
Kabaka Pyramid and Rockaz Elements - I Need Your Love (Rasta Children)
Dalton Harris - No More Will I Roam
Chino - Melting Pot
Shuga - Black Liberation
Alborosie f/ Roots Radics and Pupa Avril - Everything
Alborosie f/ Protoje - Strolling
Alborosie f/ Sandy Smith - Carry On
Alborosie - Poser
Paolo Baldini DubFiles f/ Hempress Sativa - Boom (Wah Da Da Deng)
Paolo Baldini DubFiles f/ TJ - Herbsman Juggling
Dre Island - Let Jah Love Shine Down (Russ D Remix)
Chronixx - Out Deh (Lion Paw Riddim)
Keznamdi - Cool It (Lion Paw Riddim)
Kelissa - Stick Up (Lion Paw Riddim)
Samory-I - I Am Gad
Jesse Royal - Roots and Culture
Assassin - Never Let Them Break You Down
Christopher Martin - This Could Be Murder
Chino and Stephen McGregor - Zero Tolerance
Protoje - Cant Feel No Way
Protoje f/ Chronixx - Who Knows
Damian Marley - Caution
Christopher Martin f/ Busy Signal - Steppin
Alborosie - Judgement
Cham - Yeah (Mad Up Riddim)
Teflon - Champion Sound

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 5 w/ Undercover



Perhaps one if not the most iconic dub albums of all time, Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires captures perfectly the last of the Channel One sound before digital swept the nation. In 1980/1981 (the year of my birth) the Roots Radics were as militant yet sweet as ever. Songs taken from The Wailing Souls, Michael Prophet and Johnny Osbourne albums (all with Scientist on the mixing desk) where twisted and tweaked by the dub extraordinaire Scientist at the controls yet again. Howls, screams and cackles ensue. Link.

The Wailing Souls - Fire House Rock Aka Waterhouse Rock
Scientist - The Mummy´s Shroud (Waterhouse Rock)
Johnny Osbourne - He can surely turn the tide (1980)
Scientist - Plague Of Zombies (He can surely turn the tide)
Michael Prophet - You Are A No Good
Scientist - Dance Of The Vampires (You Are A No Good)
Michael Prophet - Love And Unity
Scientist - Your Teeth In My Neck (Love And Unity)
Michael Prophet - Sweet Loving
Scientist - Ghost Of Frankenstein (Sweet Loving)
Michael Prophet - Hold On To What You Go
Scientist - Cry Of The Werewolf (Hold On To What You Go)
Michael Prophet - Youthman
Scientist - Night Of The Living Dead (Youthman)
Wailing Souls - Oh What a Feeling
Scientist - The Voodoo Curse (Oh What a Feeling)
Wailing Souls - Bandits Taking Over
Scientist - The Corpse Rises (Bandits Taking Over)

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 4 w/ Undercover



Some absolute crucial cuts in here with the vocal originals from Scientists Dub Landing Volumes 1 and 2 LPs. Still half a dozen tunes I (google and reggae forums) can't place however.  Link

Al Campbell - Unfaithful Children
Scientist - Invaders (Unfaithful Children)
Linval Thompson - Mr Collie Man
Barry Brown - Love Is What the World Wants (Mr Collie Man)
Scientist - Attack (Mr Collie Man)
Freddy McKay - Hey Stranger
Scientist - Beaming (Hey Stranger)
Al Campbell - Jah Shine On Me
Scientist - Dark Side (Jah Shine On Me)
Barry Brown - Natty Dread Nah Run
Scientist - Vulcan (Natty Dread Nah Run)
Wayne Wade - Everyday Rain
Scientist - Meteorite (Everyday Rain)
Pablo Gad - Gun Fever
Pablo Gad - Gun Fever Dub
Scientist - Time Passage (Gun Fever)

Freddie Mckay - Lonely Man
Scientist - Betrayal (Lonely Man)
Anthony Johnson - Africa
Scientist - Base (Africa)
The Viceroys - Rising The Strength Of Jah
Scientist - Life (Rising The Strength Of Jah)
The Viceroys - I'm Trying On
Scientist - Earth (I'm Trying On)
The Viceroys - We Must Unite
Scientist - City Of Gold (We Must Unite)
Scientist - Victory (We Must Unite)
Scientist - Reconnaissance (We Must Unite)

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 3 w/ Undercover




Classic Junjo material mixed inna Scientist stylee featuring Johnny Osbourne and his dangerous Never Stop Fighting LP with some Hugh Mundell and Toyan/Billy Boyo DJ nuggets in dere.

Johnny Osbourne - Love Is Universal
Little John and Billy Boyo - Janet Sinclair (Love Is Universal)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match One (Love Is Universal)
Hugh Mundell - Rasta Have the Handle
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Two (Rasta Have the Handle)
Hugh Mundell - Jacqueline
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Three (Jacqueline)
Johnny Osbourne - In Your Eyes
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Four (In Your Eyes)
Johnny Osbourne - Over 31 Under 21
Little John & Billy Boyo - Bushmaster Connection  (Over 31 Under 21)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Five (Over 31 Under 21)
Johnny Osbourne - Never Stop Fighting
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Six (Never Stop Fighting)
Johnny Osbourne - Give a Little Love
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Seven (Give A Little Love)
Hugh Mundell - Red Gold and Green
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Eight (Red Gold and Green)
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Wayne Jarrett - Love in Mi Heart
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Nine (Love in Mi Heart)
Wayne Jarrett - Ranny and Lou
Scientist and Roots Radics - Dangerous Match Ten (Ranny and Lou)
Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love
Toyan - Children Children (Ice Cream Love)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time One (Ice Cream Love)
Johnny Osbourne - Fally Lover
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Two (Fally Lover)
Johnny Osbourne - No Lollipop No Sweet So
Captain Sinbad - Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (No Lollipop No Sweet So)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Three (No Lollipop No Sweet So)
Hugh Mundell - 24 Hours A Day
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Four (24 Hours a Day)
Johnny Osbourne - Freelance Lover
Scientist and Roots Radics - Extra Time Five (Freelance Lover)
Johnny Osbourne - Baccara
Toyan - Toyan on th Go (Baccara)
Scientist and Roots Radics - Golden Goal (Baccara)
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Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 2 w/ Undercover



Next up we have Scientist mixing Barrington Levy's Englishman (plus a few others) for his Scientist vs Jammy Big Showdown LP (Not to be confused with the Junjo Presents Big Showdown LP lol). Killer shit.

Barrington Levy - Send a Moses
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 01 (Send a Moses)
Barrington Levy - Look Youthman
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 02 (Look youthman)
Barrington Levy - If you give to me
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 03 (If you give to me)
Barrington Levy - Skylarking
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 04  (Skylarking)
Barrington Levy - Don't Fuss Nor Fight
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 05 (Don't Fuss Nor Fight)
Barrington Levy - Money makes friends
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 06 (Money makes friends)
Barrington Levy - Bounty Hunter
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 07 (Bounty Hunter)
Barrington Levy - Black heart man
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 08 (Black heart man)
Barrington Levy - Moonlight Lover
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 09 (Moonlight Lover)
Barrington Levy - Bend your back
Scientist vs. Prince Jammy - Round 10 (Bend your back)

Scientist Mixes and their Vocals Part 1 w/ Undercover



The first in a series of posts showcasing the amazing dubs of Scientist and the vocal cuts his killer mixes originate from. First up we bring you the 'The Best Album in the World' and the vocals from that album being Al Campbells - Working Man.

Al Campbell - You Won't Be Jamming
Scientist - Steppers (You Won't Be Jamming)
Al Campbell - Jah Love
Scientist - Chemistry (Jah Love)
Al Campbell - Lighthing And Thunder
Scientist - Front Line (Lighthing And Thunder)
Al Campbell - Working Man
Scientist - Elasticated (Working Man)
Al Campbell - Rock it Up
Scientist - Rocking (Rock it Up)
Al Campbell - Teaser
Scientist - Jungle (Teaser)
Al Campbell - Take Warning
Scientist - Rubber Foot (Take Warning)
And if anyone knows the vocal cuts of these two - hollar!
Scientist - Lovers
Scientist - Bali Hi

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Studio One Soul Vol 2 w Undercover


More Studio One niceness inna soul version style and fashion! All b sides and versions where possible. Sit back and lax.

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Alton and Eddy - My Heaven
The Wailers - Teenager In Love
Freddie McKay - My True Love
The Soul Defenders - My True Love Ver.
Cornell Campbell - Didn't I
Cornel and The Sound Dimension - Didn't I Version
Slim Smith - Lonely Lover
Sound Dimension - Lonely Version
The Gladiators - Beautiful Locks
Albert and The Gladiators - Beautiful (Ver.)
Fountianairs - Don't Steal My Baby
Fountianairs - Don't Steal My Baby Part Two
Dennis Brown - Something Is Bugging Me
Dennis and The New Establishment - Something Version
Tony Brown - Inflation
Drum Bago and The Rebel Group - Inflation (Ver.)
The Mad Lads - Losing You
Horace Andy - Eternal Love
Horace and Sound Dimension Band - Eternal Love Version
Hugh Griffiths - Do Better To Me
Hugh and Sound Dimension - Do Better Version
Dennis Brown - If I Follow My Heart
Dennis and Sound Dimension Band - If I Follow My Heart (Ver.)
Judah Eskender Tafari - Always Trying
Eskender and Sound Dimension - Always Trying - Pt.2
Slim Smith - Keep That Light
Johnny and The Brentford Rockers - Keep That Light Pt.2
Josephine Bryan - What Could I Do Without Jah
Sound Dimension - What Could I Do Without Jah (Ver.)
Marcia Griffiths - Tell Me Now
The Silvertones - Make A Joyfull Noise
Silvertones and The Sound Dimension - Make A Joyfull (Ver.)
Senior Soul - Is It Because I Am Black
Jackie Mittoo - Black Organ
Freddie McKay - When I Am Gray
The Soul Defenders - When I Am Gray Part Two
Doreen Scheafer - Sugar Sugar
Doreen and Soul Vendors - Sugar (Ver.)
Freddie McKay - You'll Be Sorry
The Soul Defenders - You'll Be Sorry Ver.
Ernest Wilson - Why Oh Why
Ernest and Sound Dimension - Why Oh Why Pt.2
The Heptones - We're In The Mood
Heptones and Sound Dimension Band - In The Mood (Ver.)
Dorene Shaffer - Ain't Gonna Change My Mind
Dorene and Sound Dimension - Ain't Gonna Change Pt.2
Glen Miller - You Must Be Love
Glen & The Soul Vendors - This Must Be (Ver.)
The Hamlins - Sentimental Reason
Sound Dimensions - Sentimental Version
Otis Gayle - Let Me Get To Know You
Frankie Wilmoth - Stay With Me
Frankie and Soundemension - Stay With Me Version
Marcia Griffiths - Let Me Be Yours Ontil Tomorrow
Marcia Griffiths and The New Establishment - Your (Ver.)
Sugar Minott - Is It True
Sugar Minott - Is It True (Version)
Johnny osbourne - Love Is Here To Stay
Johnny Osbourne - Love Is Here To Stay - Pt.2
Little Joe - Red Robe
Sugar Minott - Love Gonna Pack Up (1970)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Studio One Soul w Undercover. Vol1.



I had a little Studio One Soul facebook challenge this week with some mates and thought what better than to post a drop (or two) of bonafide classic soul cuts from Brentford Road.

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Bob Marley - One Love
Marley and The Skatalites - One Love Version
Delroy Wilson - Dancing Mood
Delroy and The Soul Vendors - Dancing Mood Dub
The Minstrels - People Get Ready
Devon and The Soul Vendors - Get Ready Version
Freddie McGregor - How Could You Leave
Freddie and Soundemension - How Could You Version
Dennis Brown - Easy Take It Easy
Dennis Brown and Brentford All Stars - Easy Take It Easy Pt.2
The Heptones - Why Did You Leave
Heptones and Soundemension - Why Did You Leave Part 2
Alton Ellis - Live And Learn
Alton and Soul Vendors - Live And Learn (Version)
Alton Ellis - A Fool
Ernest Wilson - Undying Love
The Heptones - I'm Your Man
John Holt - Fancy Make Up
J. Holt and Sound Demensions - Fancy Version
Dennis Brown - He Ain't Heavy
Dennis and Brentford All Stars - He Ain't Heavy (Ver.)
The Heptones - Pretty Looks
The Heptones and Soundemension - Pretty Looks Version
Roy Richards and Soul Vendors - Summertime
Jackie Mittoo - Summer Breeze
Winston Francis - In The Summer Time
Alton Ellis - I'm Still In Love With You
Lennie Hibbert - Village Soul
Otis Gayle - I'll Be Around
Otis and Sound-Dem. - I'll Be Around (Vers.)
Jerry Jones - Still Water
Jerry Jones and Sound Dimension - Still Water (Version)
Jennifer Lara - My Man
J. Lara & The Sound Dimension - My Man Pt.2
The Heptones - Get In The Groove
Sound Dimension - Get In The (Version)
Richard Ace and The Sound Dimensions - Can't Get Enough
Richard and The Sound Demensions - Crafty
The Heptones - Message From A Black Man
Jerry Jones - There's A Chance For Me
Leroy Sibbles - Groove Me
Jackie Mittoo - Totally Together
Lord Tanamo - Keep On Moving
Leroy Sibbles - Express Yourself
Norma Fraser - Respect
Jerry Jones - Compared To What
Jerry and The Sound Dimensions - Compared (Ver.)
Norma White - I Want Your Love
Norma and Brentford Disco Set - I Want Your Love Pt.2
The Heptones - Hard To Confess
Sound Demension Band - Hard To Confess Version
Jackie Mittoo - Henry The Great
Im and David - Black Is Black

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Big Tunes w Undercover


A few banging riddims in this lot - Crown Love which as Twice mentioned is a version of Tonight riddim (aka Cocoa Tea - Too Young) and the killer Dub Detergent Riddim which is a version of Soap riddim. Both bubbly yet stabby dancehall beats.

Kiko Bun - Sticky Situation
Sara Lugo f/ Joseph Cotton - Don't Stay Away
Gentleman and Kabaka Pyramid - Face The Storm
Dub Inc - They Want Riddim Version
Mikey Jarrett and Jah Bami - Perilous Time
Predator Dub Assassins - Unknown Artifacts
Raphael f/ Triston Palma - Joka Soundbwoy
Lion D - Heartical Don
Lion D - Heartical Dub
Young Lords - Humble
Kingseyes - Love Me for Me
Sara Lugo f/ Skarra Mucci - Dubbing Is a Must
Jah Cure - Hit Me with Music
Natty f/ Alborosie and Busy Signal - Seasons Change
Heavy Roots f/ George Palmer - Verbal Warning
Heavy Roots f/ Ras Xtr3me - Creation Man
Classical Eska - Country Bus
Lutan Fyah - Babylon Game
Forever Music - Dub In Town Riddim
Ackboo f/ Linval Thompson - Dreader Than Dread
Kabaka Pyramid - Armageddon
Jo Mersa Marley ft Yohan Marley - Burn It Down
Blend Mishkin - Original Fever (Blend Mishkin Mashup)
Gappy Ranks - Picture On The Wall
Gappy Ranks - Free My Chains
Red Fox and Screechy Dan - Skylarking
Christopher Martin - My Love
Tarrus Riley - Don't Come Back
Konshens - My Own
Vybz Kartel - One Phone Call
Chan Dizzy - Doh Business
Million Stylez - Gallis From Mi Born
Teflon - High Grade Blaze
Dario f/ Nature - Gimme The Weed
Bugle X Red Rose - Sound Bwoy Dead
Christopher Martin f/ Busy Signal - Steppin
ZJ Liquid, Mink Jo and Konshens - Rappa Pam Pam
ZJ Liquid, Beenie Man and Vershon - Fresh 2 Death
Sean Paul - High Yes
Delly Ranx - Straight Vibes
Son Of A Pitch - Raggawilder (S.O.A.P Mashup)

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Legal We Legal w/ Undercover


































2015 in Jamaica saw the Herb, Collie, Ganja, Marijuana, Weed, High Grade, Cannabis legalised. And the artists sure are happy about this! Some recent and not so recent Ganja tunes inna mix!

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Chronixx - The Plant
Michael Rose - We Want Herbs - Watch This Sound Riddim
J.O.E. - Herbsman Hustling - Heavenless Riddim
Linval Thompson - Ganja Ma - Cuss Cuss Riddim
Tenna Star - Marijuana - Herbsman Hustling Riddim
Mad Professor f/ Earl 16 - Marijuana Dub
Jesse Royal - Finally - Steamaz Riddim
Jah 9 - The Marijuana - Steamaz Riddim
Jah 9 - Steamers A Bubble
Chronixx - Perfect Tree Yaadcore Dubplate Remix- Come Around Riddim
Chronixx - Roots and Chalice
Chronixx - Plant It - Green x Yellow Riddim
Mr Vegas - Weed Baking - Blueberry Haze Riddim
Latty J - Sweet Cannabis - Blueberry Haze Riddim
Maximum Sound - Blueberry Haze Dub
Alborosie - Herbdub
Kabaka Pyramid - Herb Defenda - Cultivator Riddim
Assassin aka Agent Sasco - Feel Highrie
Mr Williamz - Herbzman - More Spiritual Riddim
Lutan Fyah - Bag A Herbs - Redeemer Riddim
Exco Levi - Herb Man - Lion Inna Den Riddim
Heavy Roots f/ Tiano Bless - Planta Magica - I And I Riddim
Tony Curtis - Weed Dream - Dub Plate Style Riddim
Garth Dennis - Marijuana
Mighty Daimonds, Mr Williamz, Yellowman - Pass The Kouchie
Eek A Mouse f/ Dennis Brown - Trading Guns For Weed
Katchafire - Collie Herb Man (Joost Langveld and Roger Perry Reactor Mix)
Micah Shemaiah and Rassy Hardnocks - Legal
Exco Levi - Legalise My Herbs - Hypnotize Rhythm
Macka B - Herb a Get Free Again - Hypnotize Rhythm
Keida - Ganja Tea
Randy Valentine - Marijuana Session - Straight from the Fridge Riddim
Anthony B - High Grade Herb -Straight from the Fridge Riddim
Talawa Reggae Army  - Legal
Julian Marley - Lemme Go - On The Corner Riddim
Jesse Royal - Gimme Likkle
Chan Dizzy - Herbalist
Morgan Heritage f/ Jo Mersa - Light It Up
Chronixx f/ Eesah - Perfect Tree / Cannabis
Mikey General and Mr Williamz - Ganja Morning
Green Lion Crew - Ganja Field Dub



Saturday, March 19, 2016

Big Tunes w/ Undercover


Shiieet, where did February and March go? So many jams I better post up! In no particular order without further ado....


Skip Marley - Cry to Me - Set Up Shop Vol.3
Stephen Marley f/ Mos Def - Hey Baby (One Drop Remix) - Set Up Shop Vol.3
J Boog f/ Stephen Marley - Good Good Feeling - Set Up Shop Vol.3
Jo Mersa Marley f/ Yohan Marley - Burn It Down
Chronixx and Federation Sound - Roots and Chalice - Roots and Chalice
Chronixx and Federation Sound - Smooth Operator - Roots and Chalice
Chronixx f/ Kabaka Pyramid and Federation Sound - Chalice and Roots
Chronixx and Federation Sound - Sell My Gun
Perfect Giddimani - Back to Black - Reggae Farm Work
Perfect Giddimani - Wonderful People - Reggae Farm Work
Perfect Giddimani - Straight To My Heart - Reggae Farm Work
Assassin aka Agent Sasco - Stronger - Theory of Reggaetivity
Assassin aka Agent Sasco - Mix Up - Theory of Reggaetivity
Assassin aka Agent Sasco f/ Elesia Limura - Crazy - Theory of Reggaetivity
Sara Lugo f/ Rory Stone Love - Criminal - Selecta Riddim
Randy Valentine - Love Advocate - Selecta Riddim
Ras Demo - Feel the Vibes - Selecta Riddim
Jah 9 - Bloody City - We Remember Dennis Brown
Raging Fyah - Milk And Honey - We Remember Dennis Brown
Romain Virgo - Caress Me - We Remember Dennis Brown
Lion D f/ Dennis Brown - Racial Discrimination - Tribute To Dennis Riddim
Luciano - Lifes Mistory - Tribute To Dennis Riddim
Ini Kamoze Meets Xterminator - Whosoever Get Slay - Tramplin Down Babylon
Ini Kamoze Meets Xterminator - Hill And Gully Ride - Tramplin Down Babylon
Heavy Roots f/ George Palmer - Verbal Warning - I And I Riddim
Heavy Roots f/ Sr.Wilson - Promised Land - I And I Riddim
Heavy Roots f/ Ras Xtr3me - Creation Man - I And I Riddim
Mr. Vegas - Reggae Live - Straight from the Fridge Riddim
Cali P  - Guiding Shield - Straight from the Fridge Riddim
Ziggi Recado - Get Up In - Straight from the Fridge Riddim
Randy Valentine - Hold On - Blueberry Haze Riddim
Mr Vegas - Weed Baking - Blueberry Haze Riddim
Ras Demo - Share You  - Blueberry Haze Riddim
Niam f/ Lion D - The Belly of the Beast - Stronger Than Ever
Niamf/ Forelock and Mellow Mood - Restart - Stronger Than Ever
Revolutionary Brothers f/ Judah Eskender Tafari, Skarra Mucci - Danger in Mash Up (Soul Force Remix) - Danger In Your Eyes Riddim
Gentleman and Kabaka Pyramid - Face The Storm - They Want Riddim
Major Lazer f/ Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley - Powerful (Heavy Roots Remix)
Rootz Revealerz f/ Ras Goudie - Rudeboy - Skylark
Black Roots - Son of Man
Hempress Sativa - Rock It Ina Dance
Raging Fyah - Raggamuffin
Bugle f/ Anthony Red Rose - Sound Bwoy Dead
Linval Thompson f/ Sizzla and Bounty Killer - Train To Zion
Etana f/ Beenie Man - Money Is the Motive
Christopher Martin f/ Busy Signal - Steppin
Kay Cola x Siya - Work Remix
The Heatwave f/ Movado - Work Refix
Randy Valentine - Mr Clarendon - Radio Music Mixtape
Randy Valentine  - Radio Music - Radio Music Mixtape
Randy Valentine f/ Kabaka Pyramid - Not for Sale - Radio Music Mixtape
Randy Valentine f/ Cali P - The Water - Radio Music Mixtape
Randy Valentine - All I Need - Radio Music Mixtape

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spooky

The similarities to this Keith Hudson photo and the one below is pretty uncanny.

Running tings outta Kingston with Joachim Maquet

I came by these photos by Joachim Maquet outta Paris, it really catches a dope vibe. These guys are it - they are running 'tings, they got style, playing a new sound, all while smoking trees. All photography Joachim Maquet. #alleyesonit 

Kingston, Jamaica could be 1976, but it's 2016.

Teflon ah vetern inna di marijuana ting. @zincfence

Prince Chronixx. Kingston, Jamaica. #rootsandchalice

Kingston, Jamaica. #rootsandchalice

Miss Bling. Kingston, Jamaica. 2016.

Kingston Hustlings. Teflon. Brendon. #rootsandchalice

Spliff n a smile. Dre Island. Kingston, Jamaica.

Chronixx. #rootsandchalice

Herb Doctor. Blue Mountans, Jamaica.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Undercover presents The Foundation Mix

























A likkle mix i did for Niceup. 7"s galore!

Sitting at No1 in the MixCloud Ska charts!

Clive Wilson and The Skatalites - One Ska, One Ounce of Weed, One Beer
Prince Buster - Girl, Answer to Your Name
Derrick Morgan - Great Musical Battle
Dizzy and The Soul Syndicate - Riot
Keith Hudson - Don't Get Me Confused
Eric Monty Morris and King Stitt - Tears in your eyes
King Miguel - Town Talk
Raphael Gray - How did you Know
Dennis Alcapone - Rub a Dub Daughter
Glen Adams - Run Come Dance
Keith and Tex - Run To the Rocks
Toots and The Maytals - Hold On
The Silvertones - Burning In My Soul
Cornell Campbell - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah
Lloyd Parks - Ordinary Man
Freddie Mckay - Won't Get Away
Leroy Brown - Color Barrier
Freddie McKay - Rock A Bye Dub
Horace Andy - Don't Let Problems Get You Down/Version
Welton Irie - Black Man Get Up Tan Up Pon Foot/Version
Errol Dunkley - My Baby Is Gone/Version
Cornel Campbell and The Eternals - You're No Good
Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love
Scientist - The Mummy's Shroud
Revolutionaries - Seventy Nine Rock
Prince Jammy - Crucial Dub

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Summer Murda w/ Undercover


More big tunes, I'm on a roll! A few quality relicks but mainly nuff slept on dancehall pon this mix just in time for the Southern Hemisphere summer.

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Toian - Love It
Sherene - Want Me Baby
Shuga - Crime Scenez
Chronixx - Majesty
Chronixx - Spanish Town Rocking
Dre Island - Till This Time
Crossroads Riddim
Jesse Royal - Bless My Soul
Notis (Heavyweight Rockaz) - Raggy Road
Iba Mahr - Carry It On
Kabaka Pyramid - Too Long
Smart Riddim
Kelissa - Keep My Head Up
King Mas - Reflection
Midnite - Stand The Test
Barrington Levy - Liar
Rub2dub Riddim
Carl Meeks - Over and over Again
Junior Roy - Gimme More Vibes
Face and Sheenyboo - Dangerous
Cadenza f/ Kiko Bun - How Many Times?
Cadenza f/ Stylo G and Busy Signal - Foundation

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Ninjaman - Revolutionary (Put It On)
Busy Signal - Text Message
Vershon - Inna Real Life
Alkaline - On Fleek (Love Yuh)
Chronixx - Usain Bolt and Jamaica
Wayne Wonder and Konshens - Girl Like You
The Gideon - Highest
Dre Island - M16
Highland Riddim
Screechy Dan - Tek on
Red Fox - One a Day
Federation Sound - Highland Riddim
Phantom IMC - Bubble Fi Me
Phantom IMC - Tru Gyalist
Jah Vinci - Tek on the Hustle
Dexta Daps - Shabba Madda Pot
Vybz Kartel - Skit
Vybz Kartel - Dancehall
Popcaan - Wicked Man
Popcaan - Good Times (Take Dat Remix)
Jamie XX f/ Popcaan, Assassin, Konshens and Kranium
- I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (Dre Skull Remix)
Teflon - Tree Without A Root

Saturday, January 2, 2016

The Authentic Sounds of Now w/ Undercover


This one is about those authentic reggae sounds of now (with a few favourite jams thrown in). Not so much the Jamaican revival renaissance or the genuine Peckings sound, but fresh harmonious soul rocksteady from the UK and the States. Starting with Jr Thomas and the Volcanos (Truth and Soul) where you could close your eyes and think it's straight from a 1968 Beverley's recording. Or the 70/80s analogue roots reggae sound of The Frightners (Mad Decent), The Aggrolites, The Expanders or The Reasonators. Soul singers Liam Bailey, (Truth and Soul) Sharon Jones (Daptone) and Hollie Cook (Mr Bongo) over cracking reggae tunes. To rub-a-dub do-overs from The Dap Kings, Prince Fatty, Ticklah, Beverley All-stars. And the summer sounds of DJ Vadim, Fat Freddys, mashing up the reggae sound for a long time now, seom old, some new. Whatever styles, their vibe all is excellent and their craft is on point.

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Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - Bumps in the Night
Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - Get a Hold of You
Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - Stop
Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - Beware
Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - More Than Memories
Jr Thomas and The Volcanos - Burning Fire
The Frightnrs - I'd Rather Go Blind
The Frightnrs - Never Answer
The Frightnrs - Make Up Your mind
The Frightnrs - Sharon
The Frightnrs - Admiration
The Aggrolites - Funky Fire
The Aggrolites - In the Cut
The Aggrolites - Trial and Error
The Expanders - Evilous Number
The Expanders - Race Is Run
The Expanders - Hustling Culture
The Resonators - Sweet Love Affair
The Resonators - Try Again
The Resonators - Mandrake

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Bob and Gene and The Inversions - I Can't Stand These Lonely Nights
Liam Bailey and Shy FX - Soon Come
Liam Bailey and The Dynamic Set - When Will They Learn
Liam Bailey - Please Love Me
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (Ticklah Remix)
Cornel Campbell f/ Soothsayers Horns - There's a Fire (Rootikal Mix)
Prince Fatty - Milk and Honey
Prince Fatty and Mad Professor f/ Winston Francis - Devil Dub
Prince Fatty - Nina's Dance Dub
Prince Fatty and Alcapone, Winston Francis - Ba Ba RI Ba Skank
The Milk - 54/46 Was My Number (Horns)
The Thompson Ska Orchestra f/ Bitty McLean - Fu Man Chu
Beverley Road All-stars - I'm Still In Love
The Lions - Sweet Soul Music
The Hempolics f/ Dandelion - Serious
Cadenza f/ Kiko Bun - How Many Times
DJ Vadim and Sena - Boneshaker (Tricky D Redub)
DJ Vadim and Fat Freddy's Drop - Midnight Marauders
Fat Freddy's Drop - Slings and Arrows
Dionne Reid - Here I Come
Katrina Blackstone - No No No (DJ Vadim Mix)
Katrina Blackstone and DJ Vadim - Breathe Slow


Monday, December 21, 2015

Dubbers w/ Undercover


The sound of the echo, the drum, the bass, the melodica and the dub effects. Mellow to dubbed out riddims to steppers to dubstepper!

Randy Valentine - Dub Is The Answer (Joe Ariwa Dub Version)
Suns of Dub - Far East Median (feat. Addis Pablo)
Alborosie Meets King Jammy - Iron Throne Dub
Mad Professor and Prince Fatty f/ Winston Francis - Devil Dub
Mad Professor - Dub Revolution
Mad Professor - Idi Amin Dub
Addis Pablo - RFID Chip
GrassPiece Productions - Road Code Version
Marshall Neeko - Don't Stop The Dub
Turbulence - Triumphantly (in Dub)
Talawa Reggae Army - Ganja Dub
I Kong - Guiding Dub
Alborosie Meets King Jammy f/  Errol Dunkley - Dub Cinderella
Micah Shemaiah - Black Black
Iba Mahr - Travellin' Dub (Umberto Echo Dubmix)
Inner Circle f/ Chronixx and Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard (Dub)
Sista Gracy f/ Sugar Minott - My Praises (Umberto Echo Dubmix)
Dubmatix f/ Eek-A-Mouse  - Pull Up Selector (Umberto Echo Remix)
Royal Order Music - Social Dub (Loud City Mix)
Retro Locks Riddim 
Addis Pablo - Azania Rock
Green Lion Crew f/ Mikey General and Mr Williamz - Steam and Chant Dub 
Green Lion Crew f/ King Mas - Rise Up Dub
Sizzla and Suns of Dub - Dub Dem
Mad Professor f/ Earl 16 - Marijuana Dub
Dub All Sense f/ Mr Williamz, Longfingah - Haffi Bun
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ YT and Johnny Osbourne - No Wata Down Ting
Matthew McAnuff - Be Carefull (Daddy Vad Rmx)
Mungo's Hi Fi f/ Cornel Campbell - Jah Say Love (Casio Love Remix)
Brother Culture and Manasseh - Sound Killer (Dub Version)
Earl16 - Move The Barriers
Linval Thompson - Dreader Than Dread
Million Stylez - Conquering Lion (Jonahgold Dub Remix)
Vibronics - Strength and Power
Dub Terminator and Ras Stone - Forward
Paolo Baldini DubFiles - Dubshine
Sizzla - Dubshine
Sizzla - Solid as a Rock (Escape Roots Remix)
Ninja Man - Murder Dem (Token Selekta Remix)
Congo Natty f/ Nanci Correia, Daddy Freddy and Phoebe - Get Ready VIP
Congo Natty f/ Nanci and Phoebe - Notorious
Congo Natty - UK All Stars In Dub (Adrian Sherwood Remix)
Congo Natty - Nu Beginnlngz (Jinx in Dub Steppa Remix)

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Summer Beets 2015 w Undercover


What I will be listening to over the Southern Hemisphere summer break for sure.

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Qu@ntic - Latitude
Hiatus Kaiyote - Shaolin Monk Motherfunk
FKJ f/ Tom Bailey - Drops
Waju & Garimastah - Alive f/ Muc J
The Internet - Girl f/ Kaytranada
Lianne La Havas - Unstoppable (FKJ Remix)
The Internet - Under Control
Erykah Badu f/ Andre 3000 - Hello
Jill Scott - Fool's Gold
Suede Jury and Chris Turner f/ Chris Faust - Soul Child
Miles Bonny - Sunny
Billy Cole - Mystic Mood
Jazz Spastiks - Jazzspormers
Shaolin Jazz - Curious Morning
FKJ - Instant Need
Bobby Caldwell and Jack Splash f/ Jessie Ware - Break Away
Mark de Clive-Lowe - Brukstep (Atjazz Astro Remix)
Temptations - Cloud Nine (FKJ Remix)
Reginald Omas Mamode IV - JumpWorkShakeMove
Clive Bradley and The Bradley Band - Party on the Block
Boogaloo Assassins - No No No
Speedometer - Happy
Shaolin Jazz - The Shimmey Roll
$hang - Bet
TyM f/ Rome Fortune - Benjiminz
The Weeknd - The Hills
TyM - Boo Boo Mobile
Major Lazer - Lean On f/ Mo And DJ Snake
Erykah Badu - Phone Down
Bonikowski - Untitled

Big Tunes w Undercover


Scan down this list and ask yourself what year is this? That's right it's 2015 and the reggae revival is in full force. We have Chronixx dropping a huge summer anthem on a nice sweet version of Prison Oval Rock as well as remakes of Every Tounge Shall Tell, Cuss Cuss, Billy Jean and Queen of the Minstrels riddims. We have Black Scorpio back in effect, as well as Yellowman, Purpleman and Beenie Man. Freddie, Cornell, Horace Andy, Lone Ranger, Johnny Clark, Trinity and Top Cat. Youth, you better pick up your game cos these veterans are gonna school you come 2016!

Chronixx - Spanish Town Rocking
Chronixx - Prayer
Tarrus Riley and Kabaka Pyramid - Repatriate
Jesse Royal - Wadada
Shuga, Lone Ranger and Horace Andy - Every Tongue Shall Tell
Lee Perry - Never Stop Never Flop (Never Stop Riddim)
Trinity - Rock Ina Dancehall (Cuss Cuss Riddim)
Joseph Cotton - Dancehall Connection (Cuss Cuss Riddim)
Linval Thompson - Ganja Man (Cuss Cuss Riddim)
Cornel Campbell - God Made Man To Stand For Himself (Billy Jean Riddim)
Top Cat - Ganja Alone (Billy Jean Riddim)
Patrick Antony Tenyue - Jazzy Jean (Billy Jean Riddim)
Matic Horns - TV Theme (Billy Jean Riddim)
Purpleman - Go General (Minstrel Riddim)
Predator Dub Assassins - Humbleness  Dub (Minstrel Riddim)
Echo Minott - Lazy Body (Lazy Body Riddim)
Johnny Clark - Black Scorpio Music (Lazy Body Riddim)
Yellow Man - Going to the Chapel (Lazy Body Riddim)
Junior Reid - Music Is Magic (Magic Moment Riddim)
Beenie Man - Jump Up (Remix) (Magic Moment Riddim)
Don Minott - Time and Space (No Ordinary Love Riddim)
Kristine Alecia - Fredom Fighters
Freddie McGregor - What You Gonna Do
Iba Mahr - Sound a Alarm
Iba Mahr - Travelling
Iba Mahr -  Haile
Yaadcore and Chronixx  - Perfect Tree Dubplate Remix

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Nuff Big Tunes w/ Undercover


Israel Starr - Undying
Israel Starr - Do for Love
Tanto Metro and Devonte - Request
Randy Valentine - I Can Love You Better
Ninja Man - Last Night
Macka B - Complaining
Macka B - Rasta Tell Dem
Macka B -Iternal Love
Macka B - Fire
Tiken Jah Fakoly - Slavery Days
Suns of Dub f/ Jah Bami - Unconditional Love (Harrar Love)
King Mas - Zombie Apocalypse
Brimstone - Foreign Nuh Easy
The Viceroys - Get To Know
Luciano - His Imperial Majesty
Tuff Like Iron - Orange Peel
Jah 9 - The Marijuana
Tuff Like Iron - Tuff Likke Iron
Fyakin f/ Chris Matic - Revelation
Mortimer - Warning
Micah Shemaiah - Black Black
Chronixx - Dread
Jah9 - Fire (Fire Riddim)
Micah Shemaiah - Rasta Live (Fire Riddim)
Addis Pablo - Far East Rasta (Fire Riddim)
Kazam Davis - Ham, Shem  and Japeth (Rock Dem Riddim)
Infinite - Everyone Irie (Rock Dem Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Glory of the King (Social Riddim)
J Boog f/ Sizzla - Stand Firm (Social Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Story About Marvin (Social Riddim)
Keida - Mad World (Social Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Worries Tonight (The Armour Riddim)
Exco Levi - Yardman (The Armour Riddim)
Ras Demo - Sekkle Up The Score (The Armour Riddim)
Tarrus Riley - We Want Better (The Armour Riddim)
Gappy Ranks - Picture On The Wall (The Armour Riddim)
Jah Vinci - Kings Highway
Million Stylez f/ Peetah Morgan - Never Conquer I
Raging Fyah - Long Road To Travel
Sizzla and Suns of Dub - Jah Jah Solve Dem
Dirty Dubsters f/ Chip Fu and Screechy Dan - Big Sound
Anthony B f/ Sizzla, Capleton and Jah Clarity - Best Of The Best
Kabaka Pyramid f/ Italo Skarcha - Pon Di Wings
Yung Jr f/ Cali P - Want No War
Chino - Zion Step
Dre Island - M16
R.C - The Only Way Is Working Hard
Romain Virgo f/ Agent Sasco - Fade Away
Marla Brown f/ Kabaka Pyramid - Hunt You Down
House Of Shem - Jah Love (Yemisi Riddim)
J Boog f/ Irie Love - Been So Long (Yemisi Riddim)
Dmedz - Champion
Million Stylez f/ Mr Williamz - Can't Stop The Youth
Little Kirk - Foundation (Radikaly Riddim)
Kabaka Pyramid - No Cliche (Radikaly Riddim)
Million Stylez f/ Rebellious - Inna Di Vibez (Radikaly Riddim)
Exile Di Brave - Talk It Like (Radikaly Riddim)
Iba Mahr - Babylon Debating
Junior Cat - See Di Bobo Dread
Face and Sheenyboo - Dangerous
Ninjaman - Revolutionary A.K.A Put It On
Chino - Pray Fi Mi Enemies (Ready Or Not Riddim)
Elephant Man - Not A Game (Ready Or Not Riddim)
Snypa Kyng - How We Tep (Ready Or Not Riddim)
Supa Squad - Nuh Follow Dem

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

He Prayed - Joe Frazer - Dub Organiser Riddim w/ Twice and Undercover


50 tunes, 43 years, 28 labels, 3 names, 1 riddim. Burning Spear originated the riddim for his classic He Prayed on Studio One for Coxsone Dodd around 1972 and was released in 73. It must have made waves as Coxsone's right hand man Lee Perry then versioned a riddim with Dillinger called Dub Organiser to entice Coxsone counter with a Dennis Alcapone dubbing the original Burning Spear and releasing it as Joe Frazier. Joe Gibbs came into the rumble to drop a version with Big Youth in Foreman vs Frazer and even Augustus Pablo got in on the action with his own Dub Organiser. Hence the multiple names for this riddim. Versions started to flow with crucial tunes from Winston Jarrett, Prince Hammer, Trinity and Prince Far I before Johnny Osbourne had his massive hit Ice Cream Love in 1980 on Volcano/Greensleeves and of course Scientist's remarkable dubwise version Extra Time 1 off his Wins The Worldcup. What followed was a remarkable metamorphasis of the riddim, sometimes a likkle bit of Joe Frazier, sometimes a likkle bit of Dub Organiser, and sometimes a likkle bit of He Prayed but all with that distinctive dum, dum...dum, dum, dum sample. Come the mid 80s and 90s the digital tempo increased with tunes dropping on Sinbad, Hi Power, Prince Jammys and Roofman International and Digital B labels. Come the early 2000s and Massive B and Black Arrow relick it inna digital roots style before Sinead and Sly and Robbie get their hands on it (it's OK!) and recently Phenomenon by Kabaka and Digital B, nearly 20years after Boobby Konders first touched it and 43 years after Burning Spear laid down his first verses for Coxsone. Thanks to Twice for kicking this one off and hooking us all with the goods. Part 1. Part 2.

Burning Spear - He Prayed aka Joe Frazier (1972) Iron Side
Reuben Alexander - Happy Valley (1972) Studio One
Dillinger and the Upsetters - Dub Organiser (1973) Perry
Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters - Scratch the Dub Organiser (1973) Perry
Dennis Alcapone - Joe Frazier (1973) Iron Side
Big Youth - Foreman vs. Frazier (1973) Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs and Errol T - He Prayed Dub (1973) Joe Gibbs
Augustus Pablo - Dub Organizer (1973) Impact
Trinity - Mohammed Ali (1977) Joe Gibbs
Righteous Flames - Solid Foundation Version (1978) Studio One
Ranking Joe - A Dread Earthquake (1978) Greensleeves
Prince Far I - Natty Champion (1980) Trojan
Johnny Osbourne - Ice Cream Love (1980) Volcano
Prince Hammer f/ Rod Taylor - Words of Parables (1981) Belva Sound
Prince Hammer - Brixton Trial and Crosses (1981) Belva Sound
Toyan - Children Children (1981) Greensleeves
Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Young Lover (1981)Volcano
Carlton Livingston and Lone Ranger - You Make Your Mistake (1981) Techniques
Scientist - Extra Time 1 (1982) Greensleeves
Ranking Toyan - Pretty Face (1983) Midnight Rock
Mad Professor - The Drum Shot (1983) Ariwa
Half Pint - Puchie Lou (1983) Prince Jammy$
Barrington Levy - Misunderstanding (1984) Power House
Anthony Johnson - Reggae Feelings (1984) Vista Sounds
Burning Spear - He Prayed - 12 inch (1984)
Burning Spear - He Prayed Live Utrecht Holland (15/02/1984)
Puddy Roots - When I Release (1985) Redman International
Puddy Roots - When I Release Version (1985) Redman International
Cocoa Tea and Ninjaman - Dirt Heart (1991) Mr Doo
Johnny Osbourne - No Ice Cream Sound (1992) Prince Jammy$
Cobra - Original Kill and Nuh Run (1992) Sinbad
Determine - Zion Is Calling (1993) Roof International
Yami Bolo - Confrontation (1993) Roof International
Half Pint - Love Zone (1993) Roof International
Singing Melody - Dub Plate To a Soundboy (1994) Roof International
Sizzla - Too Much To Bear (1997) Digital B Records
Tony Curtis - My Lady In Red (1998) Greensleeves
Gregory Isaacs - Nice Me Up (1998) Hi Power
Morgan Heritage - Heat of the Battle (1999) Massive B
King Kong - Jah's My Best Friend (1999) Massive B
Morgan Heritage - Dem Man Deh (2003) Black Arrow
Al Campbell - Never Give Up (2003) Black Arrow
Chuck Fender - Oh Jah Jah (2003) Black Arrow
Gussie P - Joe Frazier Dub (2003) Black Arrow
Louie Culture - World Police (2003) Cousins
SinĂ©ad O'Connor and Sly and Robbie - He Prayed (2005)
Sizzla - Black Man In The White House (2009) Greensleeves
Delly Ranx - Ice Cream Love (2009) Itation Records
Perfect - Rasta Dub Plate (2011) Chalice Palace
Kabaka Pyramid - Phenomenon (2015) Digital B Records





Saturday, September 12, 2015

Crucial Roots w Undercover

The biz that's in my head at the moment, hope it's in yours soon. Crucial roots and rubadub, dub and steppers, wild b sides and unreleased dubs and rare deejay classics for your perusal. Appreciating Leroy Brown of late, those Colour Barrier dubs are heavy! Wheeellll up!

Leroy Brown - Fades Away
King Miguel - Town Talk
Winston Jarrett - You Don't Know
Lloyd Young - Call Your Mama
Lee Francis - Rising Of Another
Big Youth - Facts Of Life
Phil Phatt - Do His Will
Lopez Walker - Did I Remember
Joe Higgs - Let Us Do Something
Dizzy w/ The Soul Syndicate - Riot
Cornel Campbell w/ The Eternals - You're No Good
Lloyd Parks - Ordinary Man
Bim Sherman - Golden Locks
Bim Sherman - Golden Locks Dub
Cornell Campbell - Jah Jah Me No Born Yah
Hux Brown - Drugs Man
Leroy Brown - Blood A Go Run
Leroy Brown - Color Barrier (Horns Version)
Leroy Brown - Money Barrier (Horns Version)
Clive Hunt - Super Cool
Willi Williams - Rally
Hugh Mundell - Can't Pop No Style
Junior Delgado - Love Tickles Like Magic
Scientist - The Hermit
Cultural Roots - Hell A Go Pop
Keith Hudson - I'm All Right
Big Youth - Half Ounce
Yabby You and The Prophets - Thirty Pieces Of Silver
Revolutionaries - Semi Classical Natty Dub
Prince Jammy - Crucial Dub
Barry Biggs and Tommy McCook - Tapetone Special

Friday, August 21, 2015

The Soul Beat w/ Undercover

Forming in the early 60s and enjoying early success for Coxsone and latterly Leslie Kong and Sonia Pottinger where the sensational Gaylads. Up there with, if not the best vocal trios of the ska and rocksteady era. Featuring BB Seaton, Winston Delano Stewart and the recently passed Maurice Roberts (RIP), with BB and Maurice also recording as The Conscious Minds. More proper rocksteady. Link

The Gaylads - Hill and Gully
The Gaylads - Sounds of Africa
The Gaylads - Gal and Boy
Lee Perry and The Gaylads - Run Rudies Run
The Gaylads - Only You
The Gaylads - Lady With The Red Dress
The Gaylads - Stop Making Love
The Gaylads - You Can't Get Away
The Gaylads - Seven In One Medley
The Gaylads - I Don't Care
The Gaylads - Cold and Lonely In The Night
The Gaylads -Souls Sister
The Gaylads - My Jamaican Girl
The Gaylads - The Soul Beat
The Gaylads - Tears from my Eyes
Fred Bryan and The Gaylads - Welcome To Are Land
The Gaylads - Lonely Girl
The Gaylads - Hard to Confess
The Gaylads - There's a Fire
The Gaylads - I Need Your Loving
The Gaylads - If You Knew
The Gaylads - Peculiar Man
The Gaylads - Red Rose
The Gaylads - Last Time
Slim Smith and The Gaylads - You Don't Care
The Gaylads - People Crying
The Gaylads - Festival Day
The Gaylads - Fire and Rain
Conscious Minds - Suffering Through the Land
Conscious Minds - Brainwash
Conscious Minds - Hotter the Battle
Joe White - Give Thanks
The Gaylads - Come Running Back
The Gaylads - Youths of Tomorrow
The Gaylads - Slipping & Sliding
The Gaylads and Brentford Disco Set - Joy In The Morning
The Gaylads and Black Roots Players - Ho what A Situation~Situation Dub

Monday, August 17, 2015

Revivalist w/ Undercover


Reggae will never die. With the amount of samples and riddims to rework it will keep on trucking. It used to be ska, rocksteady and roots getting the rework but now 80s roots rub a dub and digital dancehall getting the treatment of late. They are even sampling sampled samples. Go figure.

Prince Buster - Girl, Answer to Your Name
Protoje - Answer To Your Name
The Silvertones - Smile
Jesse Royal - Butterfly
Ronald Merrils - Danger In Your Eyes
Judah Eskender Tafari - Danger In Your Eyes
The Twinkle Brothers - Since I Threw the Comb
Exco Levi - Since I Threw the Comb
Black Uhuru - General Penitentiary
Exco Levi - General Penitentiary
Black Uhuru - I Love King Selassie
Chronixx and Black Uhuru - I Love King Selassie
The Abyssinians - Yim Mas Gan
Third World - Yim Mas Gan (Let Him Be Praised)
Prince Far I - Back Weh
Micah Shemaiah - Dread At the Control
Pablo Moses - A Song
Protoje - Criminal
Zap Pow - Bubblin' Over
Protoje - Bubblin'
Anthony Johnson - Sound Clash
Protoje - Sudden Flight
Barrington Levy - Murderer In Dub
Gappy Ranks - Them a Murderer
Jacob Miller - Tenement Yard
Chronixx f/ Inner Circle - Tenement Yard (News Carryin' Dread)
Jesse Royal - Ghetto Girl
O'Neil Dyer - Apartment
Jah9 - Steamers A Bubble
Erroll Dunkley - Black Cinderella
Augustus Pablo - Cinderella In Black
Protoje - Black Cinderella
Aswad - Dub Fire
Keznamdi - Grade
Jah Mali - El Shaddai
Exco Levi - El Shaddai
Garnet Silk - Keep Them Talking
Masicka - Keep Them Talking
Tenor Saw - Golden Hen
Aidonia - 80's Dancehall
Half Pint - Greetings
Busy Signal - Greetings (Ribbidibbi)

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Friday, August 14, 2015

In Times of Trouble w/ Freddie Mckay


Impeccable music here. No fuss, no fanfare. Freddie is one of my favourite foundation vocalists. He is so smooth yet gravelly from rocksteady to lovers to heavy as lead roots. He always voiced the heaviest riddims and his albums are full of stepping cuts with tuff Tubby dubs. A few recuts of his classics inna tempo change too, interesting to listen to side by side.

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Love Is A Treasure
Father Will Cut You Off (Version)
Open Up Your Door
When I Am Gray
Picture On The Wall
Since I Met You
Go On This Way
Darling Ooh
Tear Drops
Tears Won't Help
Lonely Man
Lonely Man
Marcia
Just A Little Bit
Won't Get Away
Rendevous
Our Rendevous
I'm A Free Man
I'm A Free Man
Sanctic Special
Creation Rebel
Jah Man
Nah Mek It Look So
Guide Us Jah Jah
La La Bye Woman
Rock A Bye Woman (Extended)
Rock A Bye Dub
Susan
Harsh Words
Travelling
Black Beauty
Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
In Times of Troubles (Extended)
In Times of Dub
Cool Down Your Temper
Inna Mi Yard
Another Weekend (Extended)
Take My Hands Oh Jah
Where Have You Been
How Could I Leave
How Could I Leave Dub
Jah Love I (Extended)


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Big Tunes w/ Undercover


Biim! Small but big. Micah Shemaiah - doing it for me again and again and again, as does Samory I and the Zeen riddim - an oldie but that one is on repeat! Kabaka has a massive tune with Digital B and comebacks from Mad Cobra, Pinchers, Bounty Killer, Third World and Inner Circle are all more than welcome....Wheel Up!

Another link, recompressed and uploaded Here.

Mad Cobra - Jezibel
Kayla Bliss - Red Hott
Inner Circle f/ Kabaka Pyramid - We The People
Micah Shemaiah f/ Exile Di Brave - Eezy Breezy
Israel Starr f/ Awa & Lion Rezz - Long White Cloud
Third World - Yim Mas Gan (Let Him Be Praised)
Micah Shemaiah f/ Nicole Miller - Truths and Rights
Micah Shemaiah - Dread On Yah
Micah Shemaiah - Original Dread
The Gideon - Roots Rock
Selah - Haile Jah
Nelly Stharre - Find Your Roots
Racquel Jones - Wonder When
Samory I - Take Me Oh Jah
Jesse Royal - Cops and Robbers
Micah Shemaiah and Rassy Hardnocks - Legal
Pinchers and Bounty Killer - Don't Get Weary
Kabaka Pyramid - Phenomenon
Jah Sun - Resistance
Yung JR - General
Kazam Davis - One Way
Kazam Davis - What Kind of World
Eek A Mouse f/ Dennis Brown - Trading Guns For Weed
Sizzla and Suns of Dub - Jah Jah Solve Dem
Morgan Heritage f/ Bobby Lee - We Are Warriors
The Gideon - Highest
Keznamdi - Ganja Man (Classic Man Refix)

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Spy Who Killed Me w Undercover


Back by popular demand is The Spy Who Killed Me! I'm a huge fan of the spy and espionage genre be it a movie, book or ska! And unlikely as it was, Jamaica was a common setting for many a Bond movie. So you can see the connection with reggae with no shortage of Bond homages and theme covers. Some just have the mystical thriller vibe, others are uptown and you could imagine James Bond sipping Martini's, tuning girls poolside at The Jamaican Hilton. The tunes are killer, Bond would be proud.

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Mighty Sparrow & Byron Lee - Theme from Dr. Zhivago
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Goldfinger
Prince Buster - Seven Wonders of the World
Roland Alphonso - From Russia With Love
Don Drummond - Far East
Lester Sterling and The Skatalites - Air Raid Shelter
The Skatalites - Fidel Castro
Tommy McCook - Silver Dollar
The Skatalites - Ska La Parisienne
Ernest Ranglin - La Bostelle
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Reggae Merengue
The Mighty Sparrow - Russian Satellite
Young Growler - Pussy Galore
Bobby Aitken - Skaramouche
The Soul Brothers - 007
Roland Alphonso and The Skatalites - James Bond
Jackie Mittoo and The Soul Brothers - James Bond
The Soul Brothers - James Bond Girl
Val Bennet - The Russians Are Coming
Bobby Aitken - Thunderball
The Soul Brothers - Thunderball
Tommy McCook - Liquidator
Tommy McCook - Dr. No Go
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Live And Let Die
The Upsetters - Man from M.I.5
Lloyd Charmers - Dollars And Bonds
Ansel Collins - Secret Weapon
The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra - Mission Impossible
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Our Man Flint
Lynn Taitt and The Jets - El Casino Royale
Sound Dimension - Jamaica Underground
Lyn Taitt and The Jets - I Spy
The Techniques w/ Winston Wright - Top Secret
Lloyd Young and Augustus Pablo - Our Man Flint
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Beruit
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Top Secret
Tommy McCook and The Supersonics - Wild Bunch
Tommy McCook and The Upsetters - Cloak and Dagger
The Aggravators - Big Job
The Revolutionaries - Secret Agent
Linval Thompson - I Spy
Robert Lee - I Spy

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Straight fire....!

Lil Hitt feat. Gramm and Sweezy Mac - Baddmon's World