Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Sir Collins “New Cross Fire Page One” (1981)

Thirty five years ago, on the evening of January 17th, a birthday celebration was held at 439 New Cross Road in southeast London. At some point in the early hours of the 18th, a fire erupted and tragically ended the lives of 13 of the attendees, most of them children. …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Mikey Dread “African Anthem Dubwise” (1979)

Reggae music’s history is a rich tapestry composed of many essential elements from Jamaica to the U.K and back. Vocalists, producers, riddims, bass, drums,dubplates, electronic equipment (like the Echoplex) and mythological studios and soundsysytems. In the midst of such complexity the selector’s role is often overlooked. Rare is the single …

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New Releases
Reggae

Coxstone’s Music – The First Recordings 1960-63

via Soul Jazz: Coxsone’s Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, rastafari and gospel music – charting the earliest recordings produced by Clement Dodd, in the years before he launched …

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Future Classics
Reggae Soul

Future Classic: Fat Freddy’s Drop “Bays”

Via Fat Freddy’s Drop: Introducing BAYS a 9 track boil up heralding a fresh chapter in Freddys fantastic voyages. BAYS opens with slow burn funk of ‘Wairunga Blues’ journeying through a hybrid of reggae, hi-tek soul and jazz with techno rhythms underpinning Freddy’s signature horns and Joe Dukie’s smooth & …

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Mixtape Mondays
Reggae

Mix of the Day: “Inna BamBam Style” Deadly Dragon Sound

via Deadly Dragon Sound: “One of the great things about owning a record store is learning about the music you love through other people’s eyes. Over the past years we have found that throughout South America the Jamaican Styles and riddims that became the basis for modern day Reggaeton are …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Tony Brutus – Water Pistol (1982)

Here is a track meant to be enjoyed under the scorching sun of any big city in July or August. The kind of heat that makes short tempered, desperate people do bad things. But instead of putting Public Enemy in the tape deck and raising the tension, why not calm …

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Guest Mixes
Reggae

Guest Mix: ANDY WILLIAMS (The Goods, Montreal)

Considering how much we love it, we don’t have nearly enough reggae on MIMS. To solve that problem, we knew the perfect person to call. One of the most important and most respected Montreal selectors:  Andy Williams, co-founder of The Goods and the Jazz Amnesty Sound System project. Andy is truly …

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Future Classics
Beats Reggae

Future Classic: Tapes “No Broken Hearts On This Factory Floor”

I was introduced to the London artist Jackson James Bailey’s outstanding work in 2011 when I bought a mysterious 7′ on a label called Seletah Waddah. The track was called “Old Pan Riddim” under the artist name TAPES and I was instantly captivated by the lo-fi electronica meeting the digital-dub …

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Rhythm & Sound - What a mistry
Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Reggae Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Rhythm & Sound “What A Mistry” (1997)

When the record store I was working at in 1999 got a few copies of this 12″ I bought one on the spot and that same night it started playing on loop. 7 times to be exact. Major game changer for me. I would almost go so far as saying …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

This is the undisputed anthem for all Tenants Worldwide. The one you should blast out of your apartment when the rent is past due a few days. Let Lindon Roberts aka Half-Pint express your frustration in the most laid-back way possible. Ease Up Mr. Landlord… Di roof is leaking di pipe …

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Dj Mixes
Reggae

Mix of the Day: Double Barrel (Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics) by J Gravy + DJ Corey Chase

via Okayplayer.com The ties between hip-hop and reggae have always run deep, but on DJ Gravy and DJ Corey Chase’s new Double Barrel mixtape they’re brought a little closer to the surface. Loaded with blend after blend after blend of vibrant reggae material and the hip-hop classics that sampled it, …

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Future Classics
Latin Reggae

Future Classic: Ticklah “Ya Llego” feat. Mayra Vega

I can be a bit reluctant to “edits” and “versions” of certain tracks, especially classics. More often then not the edits tend to strip the original soul and flavor of the track and replace it with a monotone breakbeat or an ill-fitting rhythm. Back in the early parts of last …

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