Friday, June 27, 2008

An Evening With Reggaexx

Hey all, I know this is kinda short notice but I forgot to mention this earlier. Tomorrow, Saturday June 28th at 8PM GMT, be sure to tune into Springline Jamaica on Live 365, to spend an evening (or afternoon depending on whatever part of the world you're in) with me. I've prepared 5, 45 minute sets of music for your listening pleasure covering a lot of the subgenres in Jamaican music... dub poetry, ska, rocksteady, roots, rub-a-dub, early digital dancehall, etc. as well as a small tribute to women in Jamaican music and a tribute to the "foundation DJs" - there's bound to be something you like!

Thanks goes to the Springline Crew for giving me another opportunity to "play out," so to speak!

Sad news... Springline Jamaica is no longer... my sets were actually the last to air before they closed up shop unexpectedly. I'd like to thank Gibsy, Moni, Pace, Uncle Fee and all the rest of the crew for making my time spent there very rewarding and enjoyable!

I have decided to post the complete sets from Saturday's show so that those who didn't give it a listen will have a chance to dig 'em... these are not really mixes as much as they are complete 45 minute radio shows complete with bumpers and my voice (which I can't stand hearing when played back) Give 'em a listen!

Set One - Rub-A-Dub, Roots, Studio One
Set Two - Dub Poetry, Ska, Late 80's Dancehall
Set Three - Tribute To Women In Jamaican Music - Roots, Rub-A-Dub & Dancehall
Set Four - Tribute To The Foundation DJs - A veritable who's who of 70's DJ style
Set Five - Rootsy, Rub-A-Dub, Rocksteady

Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's Summer... Time To Jump Back In!

First of all, no it isn't me doing the graceful bellyflop but I wouldn't turn down the opportunity to do so today. Yes, I'm back and this time I'm doing something I haven't done before here. I'm posting for your summer listening pleasure an 8 song mix on a relatively modern update of a classic riddim and get this, they're pretty much all love songs. What you are about to hear is the "Mr. Fix It" riddim from 2000 produced by Beres Hammond on the Harmony House label and I have been diggin' it big time!

I remember hearing the Half Pint and Beres tune on this track and loving it a few years ago. But when "Just Be Good" popped up again on a random shuffle on the Ipod I decided to give it the credit it was due by compiling some more tunes and doing a complete one riddim mix. I don't know why, but anytime I hear these songs they immediately make the warm breeze, singing birds and sunshine feel just a little sweeter I hope they'll do the same for you.

Here's the playlist...

1. Ambelique - New Sheriff In Town
2. Beres Hammond - They Gonna Talk
3. Peter Hunnigale - Believe In Love
4. Anthony B - Good Life
5. Tony Curtis - Lord I Thank You
6. Half Pint - Just Be Good
7. Don Campbell - I Wish I Could
8. Ambelique - Survivor

Happy Summer

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Time to dust off the cobwebs and get things rollin' again!

Yes, its been forever since I've updated or posted on the blog here but now that I've got a bunch of stuff off my plate you should start seeing some more action around here coming up in the next week or so. Thanks to all of those who have left comments about the "newer" mixes and those who still happen across some of the older active mixes and take the time to say thanks - it's really appreciated!

I've got a mix in the works not to mention another installment of the Volcano Version Excursion so stay put!