Jimmy Cliff “The Harder they come”

Jimmy Cliff “The Harder they come” (Video)

“The Harder they come” might just be my favorite song of all time. I’m not saying it’s the best song ever or anything (that discussion is pointless anyway), the reason for this pick is mostly for persona...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Johnny Clarke “None Shall Escape The Judgement”

Forgotten Treasure: Johnny Clarke “None Shall Escape The Judgement” (Edit)

Born in Kingston January in 1955 Johnny Clarke grew up in the Kingston ghetto of Whitfield Town. None Shall Escape the Judgment was originally an Earl Zero (Earl Johnson) from Greenwich Town, record with Clarke as backing singe...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Dub Syndicate “Stoned Immaculate” (1992)

This is before my time but i’d like to start out by saying that this is absolutely essential listening for anyone into Dubstep these days. Yes, we know you know about the roots in DUB music, the name does kind of mention ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Forgotten Treasure: Round Five Feat. Tikiman – Na Fe Throw It (1999)

Oh my am I ever a sucker for that whole late 90′s german techno meets deep dub music. It’s not for every one out there but for me the sight of a shitty record sleeve written Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound, Mauri...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Future Classic: Pupa Jim “Business of War”

At first I wasn’t too sure about this one. If I wasn’t away from the sound system I might even have skipped to the next song after the first couple seconds… But my patience was rewarded. Turns out this some pr...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Bob Marley & Sevdee “Mr.Musick”

I first heard about this project about 2 years ago from my good friend and very talented producer SEVDEE. At the time we were holding down a weekly night called The Bridge at Blizzarts, one of Montreal’s favorite hangout ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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“The Upsetter” – the Lee Scratch Perry Movie

A documentary on Lee Scratch Perry, legendary artist of the reggae and dub variety, a pioneer and founder of the sound – if you don’t know and consider yourself a fan and/or aficionado then this might be a good intr...
by Nick Lazerface

 
 
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BBC presents History of Reggae in the UK

An absolute must watch documentary from the BBC covering the history of the roots of reggae and caribbean music in the United Kingdom.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Don Carlos “I’m not crazy” (1984)

It’s a snowy sunday morning in Montreal. You know, that Walt Disney type of snow. It might be just me but for some reason I like to listen to reggae in those type of moments, like to convince myself that the worst of wint...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
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Forgotten Treasure: Prince Buster “Ten Commandments” (1967)

I was hanging out with good friends Kobal, Andy Williams and Serious Black last night, we were all djing at a Montreal Nuit Blanche event and after my set, Andy and Kobal played a back to back roots & reggae set. There were...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Desmond Dekker “Fu Man Chu”

Desmond Dekker was one of the first Jamaican singers to be able to export his talents out of the island and the rocksteady scene of Kingston. He was denied early in his career by labels like Studio One and Treasure Isle but he ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

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

Yet another great jam producer by Lloyd “King Jammy” James. This came out on Jammys in 1983 and is set on the Hypocrites Riddim (originally a Wailers track). I had never heard about this track until I found the viny...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)