Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fire I Blaze (Judgement Fi Babylon) Riddim

Fire I BlazeReality Chant have scored again! Following the success of their recent riddim ‘You’ve Been Bad’, this local production crew are back with another hot roots riddim to warm the winter months.

‘Fire I Blaze’ was originally produced by Gabriel ‘Messenjah’ Calcott and Paul ‘Nava’ Bimler for Christchurch reggae sound system, Dubwize. This smooth club-friendly riddim was then re-polished, and in 2012, two 7” vinyl cuts (featuring Deadly Hunta, Louie Culture, Hi Kee and version) came out through Reality Chant and Tru Sound Records. It has now been given a fresh, digital release, and features a full set of artists. (more…)

Barrington Levy – Here I Come (Broader than Broadway)

Barrington LevyTime 1 (1985)

Coming from his fifth studio LP, ‘Here I Come’ is possibly Barrington Levy’s most recognisable tune. Beginning with his signature hook, “shoodley wop wop, ooooweeeeoo” and punctuated by a heavy percussive riddim from Jah Screw, this anthem has become one of his most popular numbers and one of the most influential classics in reggae music. (more…)

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Mr Benn ft. Champian – Everytime

EverytimeNiceUp! Records 7”
International Record Store Day has been a great way to celebrate vinyl and local record stores that provide a focal point for selectors, collectors, producers, vocalists and music lovers in general to dig, discuss and share musical knowledge. Or as in my case, get your hands on your favourite tunes.

Every year as part of International Record Store Day there are a number of limited releases available only for this day. The Everytime 7” by Champian is part of a two 7” box-set released for Record Store Day 2014 on NiceUp! Records, produced by Mr Benn. (more…)

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