Loving this one from Trojan Soundsystem! Stop the bombing. Stop the wars!
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Disco mix stylee! Here’s the latest offering from the ever consistent Bent Backs Records featuring Jay Spaker from Dub-Stuy Records and Jamaican legend Ranking Joe.
Big, Bad & Heavy!
Big tune alert! We’ve been supporting this one for a while, glad to see it’s finally coming out on wax, massive big up to Daniel Boyle every time!
Another sure shot from Kiko Bun! Make sure you come check Kiko live & direct in Brixton town this Thursday at our Rooftop session with his full band!
For more tickets & info click HERE…..
In the lead up to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend we asked the mighty MC Navigator about his favourite soundsystem tracks!
1. EXIT ~ Dennis Brown
Dennis Brown is my favourite singer of all time. This track was one of the first digital Dancehall hits that took reggae into a new dimension in the mid 80s. Memories of chatting over the version in 4 Aces club Dalston on Unity with Deman Rockers & Flinty Badman flood my mind. Simply Classic.
2. AFTER ALL ~ King Everald
I first heard this track on dubplate in 1985 when I acquired my first Youthman Promotion cassette. That was the era when people like Tenor Saw, Colourman, Blacka T, Dona P and Yami Bolo started their careers as artists. I must big up Sugar Minott for having the vision to guide and nurture these young fresh artists of that time. I rewound that tape so much it broke in the end and I had to open the cassette casing and fix it with cello-tape because I loved it so much.
3. PICK A SOUND ~ Selah Collins
This track was one of those choons where you had hold on to a girl and wind and go down. Classic Unity release that used to tear up dances all over the UK sung by a really soulful reggae singer the great Selah Collins.
4. SERIOUS TIME ~ Admiral Tibet
Another HUGE track that used to mash up dance back in the 80s. It still packs just as much of a punch nowadays as it did back then. Real lyrics, still relevant, still drawn by top sound system selectors. Real singer, Real Classic!!
5. TRIALS & CROSSES ~ Nitty Gritty
Big man choon from back in the day by a bad man singer Nitty Gritty (RIP) guaranteed wheel and pull up in a dancehall and many sound boys got buried with the specials he sang for certain sounds. This riddim straight pepper!!
Check out Navigator’s latest EP On Liondub & Navigator’s new merger label; Liondub ODT Muzik… below, 4 cool & deadly Jungle cuts primed and ready for Carnival!
Brand new riddim from one of the most consistent producers around, Wrongtom. 8 different versions including a horns cut, a dub and standout joints from the Ragga Twins & Tippa Irie. Essential!
Looking forward to Carnival?!? Here’s an original Channel One Soundsystem selection for today’s T.O.T.D to get you in the mood. Make sure you catch them at Notting Hill on the Corner of Westbourne Park Road and Leamington Road Villas.
Peak time bubbler from Gregory Isaacs today!