Recorded live on Kane FM last night, DUB CHRONICLES #78, a version excursion of new and old dancehall pressure, roots music and upfront bass business. Also including the forthcoming 7" release on Suspect Packages from Evermoor Sound. NUFF respek for all the messages and plays everyone, salute to you all!
> Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Little John - Touch The Stylee (Dumbarton Rock 7")
> Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Danman - Love Jah (Dumbarton Rock 7")
> Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Mr Williamz - Industry (Scotch Bonnet Records 7")
> Mungo's Hi Fi ft. Ponchita Peligros - DJ Queen (Dumbarton Rock 7")
> Mungo's Hi Fi - Solomons Lesson In Dub (Dumbarton Rock 7")
> Little John - Ram Up The Dancehall (Arrival 7")
> Early B - Wheely Wheely (56 Hope Road 7")
> Trinity - Up Town Girl (Magnum Records LP)
> Half Pint - Political Fiction (Sunset LP)
> Black Survivors - President (Witty 12")
> Popa George - Vote Fe Me (Witty 12")
> Hugh Mundell - Time And Place (Shanachie Records LP)
> Errol Bellot - Reason And Chat (Reggae Archive Records LP)
> Errol Bellot - Reason And Chat (Dub) (Reggae Archive Records LP)
> Cornel Campbell - My Roots Girl (Med Tone Records promo mp3)
> Med Tone All Stars - Rootical Skank (Med Tone Records promo mp3)
> Ras Elroy Bailey - Love At The Table (Downbeat Man 7")
> Downbeat Man Players - Peace At The Table (Nyahbinghi Cut) (Downbeat Man 7")
> Peter Tosh & The Wailers - Stepping Razor (Wail 'N Soul 'M 7")
> Shanti D - Dangerous (O.B.F. Mix) (Riddim Chango Records promo mp3)
> O.B.F - Dangerous Riddim (Riddim Chango Records promo mp3)
> Conroy Smith - Dangerous (Redman International 7")
> Carl Meeks - Danger (Redman International 7")
> Kuriooki & T-Jah meet Hairl - Rub A Social Dub ft. System D (Basscomesaveme LP)
> Kuriooki & T-Jah meet Hairl - Dub & Wine ft. Thomas Blasko (Basscomesaveme LP)
> Mighty Prophet - King Of Kings (Higher Regions Records 7")
> Mighty Prophet - King Of Dub (Higher Regions Records 7")
> Halcyonic - Future (promo mp3)
> Halcyonic - Future (Halcyonic Live Dub Artillery Mix) (promo mp3)
> Evermoor Sound ft. Ranking Dread - General (Suspect Packages promo 7")
> Evermoor Sound - Melodica Cut (Suspect Packages promo 7")
> Fleck & Blue Hill - Aphreka Dub ft. I-Lodica (Steppers Mix) (Ulan Bator Records 12")
> Dubsteady - Like Mountain (promo mp3)
It gives me great pleasure to announce the next release on Suspect Packages. #SPDUB04 will be a 7" from Bristol's Evermoor Sound, a 2017 re-working of Ranking Dread's General, a DJ piece to Dennis Brown's I Don't Want To Be No General in 1980. The flipside also features their own Melodica Cut of the production. A killer track that I'll be playing for the first time on tonight's Dub Chronicles show. However if you've checked out my recent Tape Dubs Mixtape then you'll have already heard it ; ) Tune into Kane FM 103.7 from 7-9pm GMT tonight to hear this and more, the record is due for release at the end of February.
If you're in the Brighton area tomorrow night then come down and witness the full Headsessions Soundsystem set up and running on full power! Natural Upliftment Meets Headsessions inna Brighton Style is taking place at The Volks and runs from 9-3am, only £5 entrance.
The don dada Klashnekoff is back wearing his heart on his sleeve and paying respects to late mother, Hand On Heart is a very personal and touching video and track. Let's hope there's more fire from the black russian to come.
Hold tight all High Focus head nod crew, a fresh pre-order is now in place for the debut Strange U album LP#4080, coming on CD and double vinyl. We can't big up this album enough, Kashmere has been one of our favourite artists for a long time, and for good reason, but coupled with Zygote's ill production techniques it's game on! You can check out the duo live on the next radio show, till then, peep the new video for Zuul featuring Cappo. You'll also find features on the album from Fliptrix, Jehst, Lee Scott and Jazz T, good times.
Boom bang, we now have Blah Records pre-order links available for the full 18 track tape and 15 track cd versions of the illy ill Stinkin' Slumrok & Morriarchi Moorstinkin' album. So so dope, both due in stock on the 18th of February, check out the new video for Madness below yo.
Another fresh High Focus video from the forthcoming Jam Baxter & Chemo album Mansion 38, here's the Trellion & Lee Scott featuring Bangkok scooter riding Dumb. The album is released on the 10th of March, we'll have a pre-order soon.
Cult Mountain drops yet more heat, Sumgii comes with some ill behavour for Milkavelli to ride over in his no fucks given attitude. 616GOD is a solid release that also comes with a free seven track digital ep, and 616 sticker. Lee Scott & Trellion also feature on the vinyl. I doubt these will be about for long, lucky we got some, check the flavour below yo.
Check out the brand new album from Verbal Skillz entitled Old Man Rapper, grown man rap with that bangin' boom bap. Super sharp production from high grade beat makers Apollo Brown, Micall Parknsun, Richy Spitz, Sultan Mir, Mr Green and Elbe Kim. Plus a line up of guest MC's to match on the last tune, Parky, Reks & Journalist103. The album shows yet again just how, and excuse the pun here, verbally skilled this emcee is, with an articulate flow and lyric content that we can all get down with. Great to have him back, cd copies in stock for now, with a splatter vinyl edition coming soon.
Big shout to JVF Clique on this one!
Here's a brand new mix series for ya, Tape Dubs Volume #1, showcasing the bass heavy steppas and dubsteppin' reggae soundsystem selection of my record box. It's a hour long mix which you can also buy on a limited tape if you wish. Enjoy!
> Von D – Analog Sound
> Halcyonic – Jungle Trek
> Wulf – Community Dub
> Headsessions Soundsystem – Snails
> Ago – So Mi Seh
> LX One & SP.MC – Kingsland Dub
> Headland – Tapesecho
> Zygos – Karma Dub
> Digid & Dubbing Sun – Mauser Dub
> Numa Crew – Red Dub
> J:Kenzo – Zbantu Shake
> Tetrad – Awaken Dub
> Compa – The Truth
> Tremble – Radix
> Blue Hill – Solidarity Dub
> Evermoor Sound ft. Ranking Dread – General
> Evermoor Sound – General (Melodica Cut)
> Emperor T (aka Phuture-T) – Macka Step Dub
Here's a little insight into the making of the incredible IMS & Tenchoo album Panic Room 9. One of the best releases of last year, get to know if you don't already.
Released today, a brand new Blah Records release, the bangin' nine track vinyl EP from Stinkin Slumrok & Morriarchi, the Morrstinkin EP. A limited vinyl run of their forthcoming album with features from Trellion, Black Josh, Dirty Dike, Bisk & Flowtecs. The release, with extra tracks, is also coming on CD and tape soon, we've only got a small handful of these so act fast if you want one, anyone who placed a pre-order should have their copy by now. Big ups.
Man like MysDiggi aka Mystro, representing for the new Sainsbury's advert, gwan ma yout!
The all new SUSPECT PACKAGES RADIO SHOW, recorded live on Kane FM last night. B-Line Recordings' Uncle Mic Nitro & Specifik join me in the studio for a run down of the Mind State Krakatoa album and more. Plus a bangin' box of new and unreleased heaters from the homegrown. There's two little glitches where the recording cut out, apologies, "damn, fall back!..." Thanx for listening, enjoy, support.
> IMS ft. Tenchoo - Suspect Packages Radio Show Intro
> Leafdog - Intro
> Gatecrasherz - Chinese Whispers
> Stinkin Slumrok & Morriarchi - Madness
> Sleaze & Sonnyjim - Salt Shaker
> Micall Parknsun ft. Durrty Goodz - Moves
> Scor-Zay-Zee - Gangsta Wraps (Take The Crown)
> Chairman Maf - The System
- Uncle Mic Nitro & Specifik live inside the studio -
> Uncle Mic Nitro ft. Chrome & Curoc - Back To Basics
> Uncle Mic Nitro - Bobby Fischer
> Uncle Mic Nitro ft. Cappo & Phill Most Chill - Mind State Krakatoa
> Uncle Mic Nitro - I Am Volcano (Live)
> Uncle Mic Nitro - Eye Of The Storm (Live)
> Uncle Mic Nitro - Live Freestyle
> Iceski & Merlin ft. Bohze - The Godfather
> Corners - Gotta Love It
> Stinkin Slumrok & Morriarchi ft. Dirty Dike, Bisk & Black Josh - Fuego
> Verbal Skillz - 77
> The Otha Guys - Self Made Serenade
> Fliptrix - Diamond Tone (Instrumental)
> Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon - Downtime
> Micall Parknsun ft. Jehst - Tag Team
> Jam Baxter - SOI 36
Tonight will find another edition of the Suspect Packages Radio Show broadcasting live on Kane FM from 9-11pm gmt, tearing through all the latest homegrown Hip Hop releases, plus Specifik and Uncle Mic Nitro outta B-Line Recordings live inside the studio.
Check the brand new video lifted off the fantastic Mouse Outfit album Step Steadier, featuring Ellis Meade, here's Time.
Some other dates for your diary, well, if you're planning a trip to Holland that is. To celebrate the launch of their new Headucation Vol.1 album I'll be representing with Headsessions Soundsystem for four dates at the start of Feburary, two of which will be with the full soundsystem. So if you're in Zwolle, Haarlem, Utrecht or Amsterdam please come and join us.
We're also kicking it all off with a date a little closer to home, on the 31st of January in Brighton @ The Volks, Natural Upliftment meets Headsessions Soundsystem.
Next Friday the 20th of January, if you're in the Hampshire area Suspect Packages are bringing two heavyweights of the homegrown Hip Hop scene to Winchester! Kicking off the first date of their tour Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon will be performing at The Railway, don't miss this, these pair know how to rock it right believe me! Local band Hip Hop Farmers and myself, Disorda will also be bringing some vibes to the night, tell a friend, and hit this link for tickets and more information. Have a nice weekend!
Boot Records release a big 12" today, man like Micall Parknsun with the Practicing Tag Team Moves EP. Coming hard with the bars as he does so well, and the beats too, there's also guest spots from Jehst & Durrty Goodz, and extra production coming from Boot's own Zygote & Jazz T. Only 100 of these pressed, and all pre-orders left the building yesterday, big ups.
Unleashed from the B-Line Recordings label comes Southampton emcee Uncle Mic Nitro, and his debut solo album Mind State Krakatoa on clear red vinyl, with full colour cover and insert. Now don't fret if you're not familiar with the name, you'll have possibly heard him under some different names and with different crews, notably Dark Craftsmen and The Pick Pockets. So basically man's been around, and knows how to rock a rhyme or two. The simple fact that B-Line have picked up and released his album without any previous solo material to help it should speak volumes. So, check this bad boy out, he smacks it, guests Cappo, Phill Most Chill, Chrome, Curoc, Jabbathakut & DJ Tones also feature, badman ting.
Yes indeedy, you don't wanna miss this one, London emcee Stinkin Slumrok and Sheffield producer Morriarchi on a link up for Blah Records. The limited edition Morrstinkin EP is now available for pre-order, coming on transparent vinyl with a free sticker. Guests include Dirty Dike, Bisk, Trellion, Flowtecs and Black Josh, vibes upon vibes. Check out the snippits and grab one before they dissapear, they're in the building and shipping 20th of the month. CD and cassette version also coming soon.
A live recording playing a 7" selection on Reverence Sound @ The Hobbit in Southampton on Saturday night. One deck stylee, original soundsystem pressure... Ras Bashy and MC RasDan on the mic. Big up all involved and all in attendance, wicked dance!
> Little John - Youths Of Today (Big Jimpie 7")
> 3T And 1F - Coche (Trade Mark 7")
> Peter Tosh - Them A, Fi Get A Beaten (Pressure Beat 7")
> Peter Tosh & The Wailers - Stepping Razor (Wail 'N Soul 'M 7")
> Silford Walker - Burn Babylon (Belmont Records 7")
> Bob Marley & The Wailers - Trench Town Rock (Tuff Gong 7")
> U-Roy - Natty Rebel (TR Groovemaster 7")
> Junior Byles & Rupert Reid - Chant Down Babylon (Black Wax 7")
> Horace Martin - Jah Jah Children (HM Gold 7")
> Horace Martin - Jah Jah Children Dub (HM Gold 7")
> Creole - Jah Creation (Channel One 7")
> Binghi Colin - My Salvation (Upstir Records 7")
> The Congos - Music Maker (Congo Ashanty 7")
> Big Youth - Streets In Africa (Negusa Nagast 7")
> Viceroys - Heart Made Of Stone (Taxi 7")
> Al Campbell - I & I (Downbeat Man 7")
> Ras Elroy Bailey - Meditation At The Table (Downbeat Man 7")
> Skari - One Love (Foundation Sound 7")
> Glen Roy Richards - Wicked Can't Run Away (Grove Music 7")
> Leroy Smart - So Strong Roots (From The Yard 7")
> Ras Elroy Bailey - Love At The Table (Downbeat Man 7")
> Donovan Kingjay - Be Thankfull (Conscious Sounds 7")
> Alpha Steppa ft. Kiangana - Motherland (Steppas Records 7")
> Alpha Steppa - Wicked Spirits Are Gone (Steppas Records 7")
> Jah Melodie - Thanks And Praises (Bush And Shadow Records 7")
> Slimmah Sound - Dub (Bush And Shadow Records 7")
> Dennis Brown - Created By The Father (D.E.B. Music 7")
> Prince Far-I & Culture - Message From The King (Cry Tuff 7")
> Dennis Brown - African (Observer 7")
> Johnny Osbourne - Stop The Fighting (Jah Guidance 7")
> Johnny Osbourne - Stop The Fighting Version (Jah Guidance 7")
> 3-D Production - Riot (Bristol Archive Records 7")
Brand new video heat from the all new Fliptrix album, Patterns Of Escapism, here's the psychedelic phlegm from The Lions Den.
Fresh in, the all new double vinyl slabs of The Mouse Outfit Remixed album, a collection of tracks taken from their first two albums remixed by the likes of Mungos Hi Fi, Tall Black Guy, Dirty Dike, DJ Vadim, Pete Cannon, Benny Page and many more. This vinyl version also includes two bonus tracks, a truly dope release, all pre-orders have left today, cd version also available.
Check check, Skirmish outta Rhyme Asylum is back with some solo material, Forever In My Mind. Also look out for the I.M.M.I.G.R.A.N.T.S crew coming too, and the label Off The Boat Records.
Tonight i'll be dropping some truth and rights pressure on the handbuilt and mighty powerful Reverence Soundsystem @ The Hobbit in Southampton, alongside fellow selectors Rev, B1 & Chiefrocka. Reverence Sound In Session runs from 8pm till 2am and is free before 10pm, and only £2.50 after. Come reach!
Fresh through the door, and straight back out again, the Underground United Vol.3 double vinyl compilation. Big shout to everyone that pre-ordered a copy whilst we had them. Unfortunatly all the copies we were allocated have now been sold, and shipped out to their new homes today. A fantastic album of unreleased hardcore rap action, you can hear a four of the tracks on my Old Skool UK Rap Spectacular mix if you missed out, alongside nuff rare and unreleased UK gems.
Lifted off Si Phili's fully dope album The 11th Hour, here's a fresh video for the Urban Click produced Chastity Rap.
Recorded live on Kane FM last night, DUB CHRONICLES #77, a roots and culture upliftment selection to kick off the new year. The first half of the show given to yesteryear, the second half to new and forthcoming releases. Enjoy the vibes, leave any messages on the mixcloud for next months show, and a happy new year to all listeners, nuff respek!
> Hugh Mundell - Arise And Shine (Conqueror Records 7")
> Johnny Osbourne - Niah Man (Techniques 7")
> Horace Martin - Beautiful Dream (HM Gold 7")
> Horace Martin - Beautiful Dream Version (HM Gold 7")
> In Crowd - Dedicate To Jah (Revue Records LP)
> Linval Thompson - Jah Jah Is The Conqueror (Gorgon 7")
> The Aggrovators - Dub (Gorgon 7")
> Linval Thompson - Dreadlocks Nah Run (Greensleeves LP)
> Linval Thompson & Scientist - Super Nova Explosion (Greensleeves LP)
> Wailing Soul - Run My People (Studio One LP)
> Ernest Ranglin - Earth Sound Parts 1 & 2 (Earth Sound 10")
> Pablo Moses - Africa Is For Me (Island LP)
> The Disciples - Soloman (Jah Shaka LP)
> Willie Williams - Rock On (Drum Street LP)
> The Revolutionaries - Riding In Fine Style (Burning Vibrations LP)
> Johnny Osbourne - Give A Little Love (Greensleeves LP)
> Henry Junjo Lawes & Scientist - Dangerous Match Seven (Greensleeves LP)
> Lyrical Benjie - Gone This Ya Style (Rub A Dub Style) (Strictly Dub Records promo mp3)
> Unlisted Fanatic - Gone This Ya Dub (Strictly Dub Records promo mp3)
> Ramon Judah - Outta Road (Marrow Records promo 7")
> Uomoradio Outta Dub (Marrow Records promo 7")
> I-Mitri - Light And Salvation (Original Soundz mp3)
> I-Mitri Meets Huzzman - Dub & Salvation (Orginal Soundz mp3)
> Bonnie & Ricky - Bushweed Corntrash (Clocktower 7")
> Lapo & Ago - Dreadlock Blues (Killa Sound 10")
> Headsessions Soundsystem - Herbs 24/7 (Suspect Packages mp3)
> Alpha Steppa Meets High Public Sound ft. I-Sarana - The River (Steppas Records 12")
> Alpha Steppa Meets High Public Sound - The River (Alpha Steppa Dub) (Steppas Records 12")
> Fleck & Blue Hill ft. I-Lodica - Aphreka Dub (Original Mix) (Ulan Bator Records 12")
> Blue Hill - Solidarity Dub (Social Sounds LP)
> Halcyonic & G Roots - Future (promo mp3)