All roads lead to Bristol tonight for Love Of Dub @ The Black Swan, always a ram dance this one, in fact all the online tickets have sold out, only 100 on the door. The Suspect Packages crew (Disorda, DJ Lok & Seanie T) will be representing from 2-4am, niceness. If you're going, see ya deya!
Another fresh biscuit just hit the pre-orders section via the Style Warrior label, an unreleased vinyl album from Manchester/Hull duo Hearts Of Darkness from the mid 90's, entitled A Journey Of A Thousand Miles. Due in stock next Friday this gem of a release gathers their previously released cuts alongside three others that have never officially seen the light of day, they smacked it with their ill use of samples and clever wordplay yet never really gained the props they fully deserved, until now, check the flavour.
Bristol's long standing AE Productions bring us a haunting production from Mr Rumage of Numskullz fame for Dead Residents emcee Junior Disprol to get busy on, as he rides the beat with insane perfection Invasion delivers like an unopened letter bomb, coming correct on 7" format with picture cover, don't sleep on this. And check out the recently released Grab The Mic 7" too if you're feeling the vibe.
Forthcoming Real Life Drama steez, watch this space.
German label Britcore Rawmance deliver us some fresh vinyl re-stocks, there's copies of The Juice MC's Secret Intelligence / This Jam Is Under Attack 7", plus True Style Judgement Day (Demonstration EP) and The Criminal Minds Undiffused Devices 12"s. If you like your Hip Hop inna hardcore old skool style then these releases are most certainly for you, kickin' it live!
Look out for the debut solo album Microphones & Sofas from Jago landing via Tru Thoughts on the 19th Feb. Here we have the first video for Struggling, featuring Galak Spiritual & Chief Rockas. There's also features and productions on the album from RTKal, Ed West, Hylu, DJ Vadim, Ghost Writerz, Junior Dangerous, Riddim Tuffa and Bahia. Watch for it, 'tis sounding very tuff indeed!
Tonight i'm heading to Farnham to lay down some serious roots pressure, the Roots Reggae Jamboree is taking place at The Plough and runs from 7.30 - Midnight. Powered by Hustlers Hi Fi Sound System with selectors The Hustler & Justa Fari, and Kane FM's Tufty G & Thunderball. Plus MC Trooper on the mic from Brixton's Jah Revelation Muzik Sound System. Reeeach!
Ladies and gents, allow me to drop a bomb on you. In association with Dub BMX here's the all new GOLD PON TOOTH VOL.2 - A Hip Hop Reggae Ride. Hit the link for the stream or download file that also contains the full artwork and an mp3 just long enough to fit onto a blank cd.
01. Natural 'Erb Intro
02. L.A. Brow - Rules The Nation
03. Spragga Benz - Protect Your Culture
04. Nitty Gritty ft. Wise Intelligent - Good Morning Teacher (Crush Sounds Poppa Fred Mix)
05. Junior Dangerous ft. Blak Twang & Cowboy Ranger - Law Down The Law
06. Burro Banton - Hot Blood
07. King Kong & Khari Kill - Such Man Say
08. Majah Hype - Bad Like We
09. Ancient Astronauts ft. Tippa Irie - All Of The Things You Do
10. Marga ft. Silqe - Black Star Liner
11. Da Beatminerz ft. The Last Emperor - Mafia Don
12. Dennis Brown - Revolution (Craze & Corey Chase Refix)
13. Cormega ft. Vybz Kartel & Lina P - Dangerous
14. King Kong - Unity
15. Burro Banton - Jah Jah Rules
16. Meyhem Lauren - New York Where Ya At?!
17. Million Stylez - Move From On Ya
18. Paco Ten meets Mr Williamz - Love Marijuana
19. Lutan Fyah - Save The Music
20. Choppa Chop - Africa Is Calling
21. Blackout JA - How We Do
22. Wiseman - Mosquito
23. Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley ft. Bounty Killer & Eek-A-Mouse - Khaki Suit
24. Cutilus - Put De Gun Down
25. JVC Force - 3 Ways 2 Rip It
26. Badness - Rude Kid
27. The Mouse Outfit ft. Sparkz & Dubbul O - Who Gwan Test
28. DZ ft. Awaken Lion - Chalice Dub
29. TDK Tape Outro
Taken from the forthcoming debut album A Figure Of Speech from Shay D, here's some fresh visuals for Get Money. Album due 12th February.
Recorded last night, a live selection of dancehall & rockers pressure, some new releases, a touch of roots and culture, and finally some lovers rock & rubadub to round up a valentines month... DUB CHRONICLES #66.
> Anthony Johnson – Come In The Lawn (Connection 7")
> Triston Palma – Entertainment (Midnight Rock 7")
> Jah Thomas – Friday Night Jamboree (Midnight Rock 7")
> Hugh Griffiths – Chant Down Babylon (Gemini 7")
> Sugar Minott – Dance Hall Style (Black Roots 7")
> Lady Ann – Informer (Crazy Joe 7")
> Superman & Spiderman – Sensimillia Posse (Education 7")
> Ranking Joe – Ganja Pipe (Education 7")
> Pad Anthony – Murderer (Jammys 7")
> Tullo T – None Ah Dat (Jammys 7")
> Super Cat – Under Pressure (Power House 7")
> Jago ft. Galak Spritual & Chief Rockas – Struggling (Tru Thoughts promo mp3)
> Hue B – Give Thanks And Praises (Tuff Scout 7")
> Twinkle Brothers – One Head (Virgin LP)
> Barrington Levy – Look Youth Man (Jah Life LP)
> Daddy Lynx ft. Anthony B - Face The Street (Altafaan Records promo mp3)
> Cadenza ft. Kiko Bun – How Many Times (The Full Hundred 7")
> Earl Sixteen & Salute – Everybody Loves Reggae (R.I.T.S 7")
> Vin Gordon & Salute – Trommy Loves Reggae (R.I.T.S 7")
> Jago ft. Riddim Tuffa – Lost My Way (Tru Thoughts promo mp3)
> Cadenza ft. Stylo G & Busy Signal – Foundation (The Full Hundred 7")
> Cadenza – Foundation Dub Mix (The Full Hundred 7")
> Dreadsquad & Blackout JA ft. Kush Arora & Smerins Antisocial Club – Last Tune Instrumental (Superfly promo mp3)
> Dreadsquad & Blackout JA ft. Kush Arora & Smerins Antisocial Club – Last Tune (Superfly promo mp3)
> Ojah – Wisdom (Alchemy Dubs 12")
> Ojah – Wisdom Part 3 (Alchemy Dubs 12")
> Jahyu – To The End Of The Earth & Sea (Steppas Records promo mp3)
> Martin Campbell – Another Night (Channel One UK LP)
> The Jay Trees – Buck Town Corner (Forward Records 7")
> Merva Grier – Feel Like A Million (Taxi 7")
> Jean Adebambo – Paradise (Santic Records 7")
> Me & You – Melody (Deb Music 7")
> Dennis Walks & Mudies All Stars – Sad Sweet Dreamer (Moodisc Records 7")
> Just Dale – Until You Come Back (Ariwa Sounds LP)
> Lorna Benett – Breakfast In Bed (Harry J 7")
> Janet Kay – Silly Games (Scope 7")
> Melanie Fiona – Sad Songs (Island 7")