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DJ’s Delight
February 01, 2014 12:54 PM PST
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DJs Mash Up The Dance – Jah Jah Sweet Tooth rolls a fat spliff of toasters inna dancehall corner. Fire Bun!

1 Charlie Chaplan – Face To Face
2 Lone Ranger – Skank Steady
3 Ranking Trevor – Pass The Chalice
4 Clint Eastwood – Tops Tone Hi-Fi Style
5 Mikey Dread – The King In The Ring
6 Ranking Joe – Natty The Collie Smoker
7 Big Joe – Smoke Marijuana
8 Ranking Dread – Marijuana In My Soul
9 Dillinger – Freshly
10 Big Youth – The Killer
11 King Stitt – Skank Corner
12 Prince Jazzbo – Pepper Rock
13 U-Roy – Heavy Duty
14 Trinity – Kingston Two Rock
15 Papa Michigan & General Smiley – Diseases
16 Philip Levy – In A Me Yard
17 Tappa Zukie – Jah Is I Guiding Star
18 Errol Scorcher – Dance All Style
19 Lone Ranger – Collie Dub
20 Yellowman – Mad Over Me
21 Josey Wales – It A Fi Burn
22 The Mighty Diamonds – Kouchie

Roots & Culture Pon De Turntable

Black Ark Studio Skank
December 12, 2013 10:06 PM PST
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Lee “Scratch” Perry Showcase

The Dub Room presents productions from The Upsetter – artist, producer, writer, innovator, the creative genius of Lee “Scratch” Perry. After years in the music business working with various producers ranging from Clement “Coxsone” Dodd, Prince Buster to Joe Gibbs, he started producing for himself on his Upsetter label. Lee was at the scene from ska, rocksteady to reggae. By 1967 he opened his Upsetter Record shop after success with singles with various artists he was working with including his sides with his band The Upsetters. He was creating a unique sound that Bob Marley sought him out and from that collaboration The Wailers had created their strongest work to date. By 1973 tired of using studios of others to record, Lee build the Black Ark behind his premises at a suburb of Kingston. By 1974 to 1979 this studio was birth of some of the most innovative and dread music to come out of JA. What is remarkable is just with a simple Teac 4-track recorder, a Soundcraft mixing board along with an Echoplex delay unit and other equipment he made created the sounds that other more sophisticated studios could not duplicate or match. No one knows how exactly the techniques he used to produce the magic of his distinctive sound that baffled his competition and continue to amaze generations of music producers. But by 79 fed up with parasites and hangers-on, Lee started to behave erratically and consuming more than the usual white rum & ganja let the studio decline in shape. After falling in decay and despite help to rebuild it in 1983 it was destroyed by fire. Stories say it was an electrical fire that started it to Lee torching it himself. He was detained for three days for suspected arson but was released without sufficient evidence. But either due to undesirable people or gangsters trying to blackmail him for protection or profits, Lee was to claim years later he burnt it to cleanse it of unclean spirits. He eventually relocated to Switzerland got married and started recording again. His latest outings being critically received such as the albums “Rise Again” & “Scratch Came Scratch Saw Scratch Conquered.” His productions during the Black Ark era such as rare singles and unreleased material are still being released and his influence still being felt. This mix includes some of the well known classics such as Max Romeo’s “War In A Babylon” & Junior Murvin’s “Police & Thieves” (who just past away this Dec. 2). Big up to The Upsetter – dis one massive. Seen!

1 Lee “Scratch” Perry – Super Ape
2 Augustus Pablo & Lee “Scratch” Perry – Black Ark Studio Skank
3 Prince Jazzbo & The Upsetters – Ital Corner
4 Brent Dowe – Down Here In Babylon
5 Junior Murvin – Police & Thieves
6 Max Romeo – War In A Babylon
7 The Upsetters – Revelation Dub
8 Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace – Herb Vendor
9 Jah Lion – Wisdom
10 The Congos – Congoman
11 The Silvertones – Rejoice Jah Jah Children (Give Praise)
12 Errol Walker – In These Times
13 The Meditations - Life Is Not Easy
14 Clive Hylton & The Upsetters – From Dub Four
15 Max Romeo – Norman
16 Lee “Scratch” Perry – Roast Fish & Cornbread

well dread
roots & culture pon de turntable

Collie Dub
November 15, 2013 10:47 AM PST
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The Dub Room presents a mix of original drum & bass music from the masters at the controls. Dub and versions to shake the foundations. Prepare to feel the vibrations through your feet to hit your chest and rock your head. Riddimwise & otherwise – dub music to heal the nations!

1 King Tubby – Ke-Ke-Dub
2 Mikey Dread – Jumping Master Dub
3 Skin, Flesh & Bones Meet The Revolutionaries – Argument
4 The Revolutionaries – AR-47 Auto
5 Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Rema Dub
6 Ranking Barnabas & Manzie – Poor Man Skank
7 Soul Syndicate – Dub A Long
8 Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators – The Killer Dub
9 Augustus Pablo – Hot Dub
10 The Revolutionaries – Dub I Dub
11 Impact All-Stars – Oh Jah Dub
12 The Observers – Headline
13 Techniques All Stars – Don’t Mock Jah (Version)
14 Burning Spear w/ Augustus Pablo – Foggy Road Version
15 King Tubby – Ready Out Dub
16 Roots Radics – Changing Dub
17 Fatman Riddim Section – Wagon Of Dub
18 Scientist – Under Surveillance
19 Prince Jammy – 42nd Street Dub
20 Linval Thompson – Double Trouble Dub
21 The Aggrovators – Tradition Dub
22 Sip A Cup Meets Negus Roots – Positiveness With Dub
23 Professor – Collie Weed And Dub

Dread pon de turntable
Well dread

Fire Bun
September 28, 2013 03:31 PM PDT
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Chalice Hafi Bun!

Dis iyah roots mi idren – reasoning wid sound & power. Jah Jah Sweet Tooth rams dubtronics inna dancehall intervention mix. Settle I-self rasta, time is short. The race is not for the swift, but for the smart.

1 Revolutionaries – Fire Bun
2 Yellowman – Soldier Take Over
3 Roots Radics – Black Rose (Version)
4 Mutabaruka – Everytime A Ear De Soun’
5 Aswad – African Children
6 Roots & The Wailers Band – Evil That You Do
7 Hugh Mundell – Jah Fire Will Be Burning
8 Johnny Clarke – Prophecy A-Fulfilled
9 Linval Thompson – Love For Peace
10 Junior Delgado – Every Natty
11 Dillinger – Bionic Dread
12 Jah Stitch – Set Up Yourself Dreadlocks
13 Big Youth – One Of These Fine Days
14 King Tubby – This Boss Of Dub
15 Yabby U – Free Africa
16 Dr. Alimantado – Just Because A Bit Of Bread
17 The Gladiators – The Race
18 Augustus Pablo – Stop Them Jah

well dread
roots & culture pon de turntable

prises de son et mixage: “Jah Sweets”

Cry Tuff
July 08, 2013 06:57 PM PDT
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Rocksteady & Ska Showdown brought to you by the same crew who have gave us Lickshot. Step up and feel good – I tell ya – dis come to rock your soul!!!

1 The Paragons – The Tide Is High
2 Alton & The Flames – Cry Tough
3 The Upsetters – Sawdust
4 Lyn Taitt – Soul Food
5 Soul Vendors – Rocking Seew Pea
6 The Eternals – Push Me In The Corner
7 Phyllis Dillon – Rock Steady
8 Roy Shirley – Hold Them
9 The Termites – Rub Up Push Up
10 Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
11 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes – Botheration
12 Sound Dimension – Pick Up Version
13 U-Roy – Treasure Isle Skank
14 Hippy Boys – Doctor No Go
15 Lord Creator – Don’t Stay Out Late
16 Errol Dunkley – Please Stop Your Lying
17 The Melodians – I’ll Get Along Without You
18 Prince Buster – Ain’t That Saying A Lot
19 Jimmy London – Am I That Easy To Forget
20 The Royals – Never See Some See
21 King Stitt – Dance Beat
22 U-Roy – The Tide Is High

Gun Debate /Bushmaster Skank
June 09, 2013 10:30 PM PDT
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Cool & Deadly At The Controls - Worries In The Dance/Take No Hostages Mix

A live & direct mix from The Dub Room. Big up to the Dem 1 Posse, T-Bone, Frankie, Edwin, & Junior. Shout out to The Ninjah and the lovely Nadine. Special selection to dem gunman fightning for the 2nd Amendment. Begs the question will a nation built on violence with blood spilled onto all its corners will be able put down dem guns - meanwhile babylon wantin dem back in fear of the Bushmaster Skank but nutin change in da ghetto – shots a blaze! Here the bullets have a name, and it’s the military gunman standing over you. When they kick at your front door - how are you gonna go?

1 Revolutionaries – M-16 Version
2 Yellowman – Gun Man
3 Nicodemus – Boneman Connection
4 Toyan – How The West Was Won
5 Michael Prophet – Gunman
6 Barrington Levy – Prison Oval Rock
7 Sugar Minott – The Half
8 Don Carlos – Back Way With Your Mix Up
9 Barrington Levy – Bounty Hunter
10 The Mighty Diamonds – Heads Of Government
11 U-Roy – Chalice In The Palace
12 Dillinger – Eastman Skank
13 Big Youth – Lightning Flash (Weak Heart Drop)
14 Hugh Mundell – Jah Fire Will Be Burning
15 I-Roy – Whap’N Bap’N
16 Aswad – Drum & Bass Line
17 Dennis Brown – Revolution Part One
18 Wailing Souls – War
19 Broadway – Guns In The Ghetto

dread pon de turntable
well dread

Wailin'
May 14, 2013 10:27 PM PDT
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The Wailing Wailers Showcase 1964-1981

The Dub Room presents the music of The Wailers from their beginnings in the early 60’s to their signing to Island records and the breakup of the relationship of Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, and Peter Tosh. This mix also includes tracks in their own careers doing covers of original Wailers songs. Bunny has released Bunny Wailer Sings The Wailers in 1981 as well as Tribute an album of Bob Marley’s songs.
This mix showcases the three different styles of them bredren who began hanging out at singin’ sessions under Joe Higgs – harmonizing to the mornin’ hours. The three friends got their first contract with Coxsone Dodd at Studio One. They released r&b covers, doo wop and the ska that was soon being replaced by a slower tempo rocksteady beat. They were called the Wailing Wailers and was starting to get hits with songs dealing with rude boy themes. Things begin to shift with the arrival of Rastafarian beliefs in the music and Coxsone and like other labels didn’t allow rasta themes in the music. In 1967 after Bob Marley came back from a period working in the states, the three formed their own label Wail N Soul M and started releasing their own material they produced. By 1969 they started working with Lee “Scratch” Perry who’s Upsetter label had already starting making him a leading independent producer since he left Studio One the year before. The period in Jamaican music was again shifting in tone and rhythm. Reggae music was now hitting the charts and the now renamed Bob Marley & The Wailers where making the hits. Lee Perry released two albums on his label, Soul Rebels in 1971 and Soul Revolution in 1972. The sessions where done at Randy’s Studio 17 with Perry’s backup band The Upsetters. The brother team of drums & bass for that band, Carlton Barrett & Aston “Family Man” Barrett would become members of the Wailers by 1972. The records where eventually released thru Trojan Records in England and in 1973 they signed with Chris Blackwell’s Island records. Their two albums they released that year (Catch A Fire & Burnin’) brought them great acclaim and exposure but the three disbanded by 1974. They each would had their own solo careers and would always go back into performing from the Wailing Wailers songbook. Easily some of the best & tuffest music ever recorded in Ja. – serious ting!

Let Him Go
Another Dance
One Love
Maga Dog
Simmer Down
Try Me
Duppy Conqueror
Lively Up Yourself
It’s Alright
Keep On Moving
Rolling Stone
Trench Town Rock
400 Years
Small Axe
Soul Rebel
Put It On
Kinky Reggae
Get Up, Stand Up – Bunny Wailer
I’m The Toughest – Peter Tosh
Sun Is Shining – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Dreamland – Bunny Wailer
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