With the apparent resurgence of foundation reggae in recent years with the likes of Jesse Royal, Proteje, and of course Chronixx, I felt it was a good idea to to go back and visit one of the earlier greats of the foundation scene, the one and only Jah Cure.
Born Siccature Alcock in Hanover, Jamaica in 1978, he was originally given his name by Capleton who claimed he was ‘Jah’s Cure’. (more…)
(KJ Imperial 12”)
12″ disco mixes can be strange things. They usually feature a storming track and then an instantly forgettable filler track on the flip. Every now and again though there is an absolute belter. This falls into the latter! (more…)
Essentially two songs paired together upon the “Late Night Blues” riddim – a powerful yet rarely versioned bass-driven cut inspired by “Shine Eye Gal” from Black Uhuru – this is a rather unique extended mix from the discerning duo of Bunny Lee (producer) and The Scientist (engineer).
There’s a clear causal relationship here, with “Bandulu” covering the temptations created by crushing poverty, while “Hard Times” addresses the underlying situation that can so easily create a culture of crime. (more…)
BlessUp Music presents the official video for Old School Loving by Israel Starr. (more…)
Original rude boy, Spikey Tee, back in the mix with a jungle special for NiceUp. All Killa! (more…)