Category Archives: BIG Tunes

MC Navigator’s Top 5 Soundsystem Tracks

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!

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Documentaries, Reggae News, Reggae Roast

Tune Of The Day! Wongtom – Possessed Riddim

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!

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Tune Of The Day! Rasteo – Entah

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.

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Tune Of The Day! Gregory Isaacs – Give A Little Love

Peak time bubbler from Gregory Isaacs today!

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Tune Of The Day! Robert Lee – Selassie I Sound (Disciples Remix)

Russ Disciple comes correct yet again! Make sure you check the Chezidek & Luciano cuts too!

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Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Tune Of The Day! Earl Sixteen – Let Jah

Heavyweight vibrations from Indica Dubs, Forward Fever and Earl Sixteen!

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Tune Of The Day! Ed West & Daddy Nature – Morgan’s Rain (Feat. Bahia) [Max Powa Remix]

Summertime bubbler from Ed West, Daddy Nature AKA Rompa & Bahia! Solid remix package on this one including Max Powa on a Reggae tip & Bladerunner on the badboy jungle flex…..

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Events, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Tune Of The Day! The Rootsman – Only Jah

Massive tune from The Rootsman, recently re-issued by one of the most consistent labels out there, Partial Records. A Channel One Soundsystem favourite!

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day

Bush Chemists & King General – Two Faced People

Crucial Bush Chemists selection…..

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast

Tune Of The Day! The Most High – Yard Man

White label business! Sounds intense on a proper soundsystem :)

Date by Adam Prescott | Categories: BIG Tunes, Reggae News, Reggae Roast, Tune Of The Day