Music

45 BLAST How Yu Fi Sey Dat? Mix by TurboFlexx – December 2017

A compilation of some of the finest 7 inch vinyl from the How Yu Fi Sey Dat? records catalogue.

It would not be unfair to say “How Yu Fi Sey Dat?” was one of the most important record labels in Jamaica during the 90’s. Run by singjay Anthony “Red Rose” Cameron and singer Anthony Malvo, the label contributed to dancehall culture and the careers of many 90’s artists like Red Dragon, Cobra, Bounty KIller, Beenie Man, Major Mackeral, Daddy Lizard, Terry Linen, Simpleton and the Scare Dem Crew. Accomplished recording artists in their own right, both producers also featured on the label in successful solo and combination tunes. (more…)

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Eesah – Tell No Lie

Frankly, any release on Royal Order Music ought to be noted at this point, as Chronixx has certainly proven his ability to not only deliver hits but also make tastes.

Eesah – first featured on smooth-burner “Perfect Trees”, off the label boss’ well-received Roots & Chalice mixtape – has been steadily putting out tracks while remaining relatively under the radar. That should change for him now, as working with a funky groove rather than a sparse riddim does wonders for the fresh “Tell No Lie.” (more…)

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NiceUp Mix by Rudie Bam Bam – August 2017

Originally from Catalonia, Spain, and a working class hero back home, Rudie Bam Bam is a lover of rough Jamaican sounds and Northern Soul and has a compulsive addiction to collecting rare vinyl from the 60s and 70s. (more…)

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Lutan Fyah – Things Are Not The Same

(Bent Backs Records, 2017)

Digital! What an amazing time in reggae music the digital era was. And the first thing that got me on this riddim was the fire digital sound. A collaboration between Brooklyn label Bent Backs Records and Paris-based riddim-maker B-No, it has an authentic sound accompanied by the conscious lyrics of the one like Lutan Fyah.  (more…)

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NiceUp Mix by DJ Crazyeye – July 2017

Straight out of Titahi Bay, Porirua NZ, Josh AKA DJ Crazyeye brings some favourite selection! Growing up in Whakatane and moving to Wellington in the late-90s saw Josh surrounded by the Capital’s roots sound. From Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Kora through to the legendary Roots Foundation sessions, all of these sounds have heavily influenced his musical taste ever since. (more…)

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NiceUp Mix by Lucky Cat Zoë – May 2017

Lucky Cat Zoë began DJing at parties in 2000, progressing to her own club nights in South London. A collector of vintage vinyl, Zoë has a specialist interest in East Asian culture. She collects a wide range of musical genres, but true to her South London roots, Reggae is her first love. (more…)

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NiceUp Dubs, Remixes & Rarities Mix by Reality Chant – April 2017

Reality Chant Productions present an original selection of Dubs Remixes & Rarities from the Dubwize/Reality Chant vaults.

Complied and mixed by Messenjah, this showcase features original works from 2004-2017, including currently un-released gems. Big up all the singers, artists, remixers and producers featured. (more…)

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Monkey Marc feat. Sizzla, Capleton, Fantan Mojah & Mista Savona – No Surrender

I’m not sure exactly where “No Surrender” won me over. Could it be the throbbing bassline, the catchy hook, the tough verses, or the enthralling vibe? Or choose your own explanation, all are valid.

This dance hall destroyer finds Australian riddim-maker Monkey Marc working with the skilled Mista Savona, plus a trio of Jamaica’s best vocalists to craft what you wish you’d already heard. (more…)

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