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Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Jah-cember 2016 – Mutant Dub A-Z!

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Greetings,

Been on a cratedig during the Thanksgiving Holiday. So I have been away from the decks at KRCL Smile Jamaica.

My fascination beyond Reggae is what I have called Mutant Dub for nearly 30 years: Take Reggae drum & bass and weld it on to contemporary dance, dub echo and modern pulsating electro beats.

So I hunkered down in my Secret Dubratory this week and cooked up what I call Digital Dubplate shows. Bonus roots and dubbers.

From A to Z. From Audio Active out of Jah-pon to Zombi Italian dubbers. Massive Attack, The Slits, ON U Sound, Bill Laswell and Thievery Corporation.

Dub ‘n bass will put a smile pon your face!

bless, robt

Crazy-DJ

Smile Jamaica Digital Dubplate: Mutant Dub A-Z Playlist:

0 – 30 min:

  • Audio Active – Audio Active’s Adventures in Time and Space; Happy Shopper (ON U Sound) ’95 Jah-pon: Mutant Dub A-Z
  • Bomb the Bass feat. Justin Warfield –  Bug Powder Dust; clear (Fourth & Broadway) ’95 tribute to William Burroughs
  • Creation Rebel/New Age Steppers – Chemical Specialist; Threat to Creation (Cherry Red) ’81 dub to Jah Woosh Woodpecker Sound
  • Dub Dynasty – Thundering Mantis; Thundering Mantis (Steppas)  2014 UK
  • Ex-Centric Sound System – Ex-Centric Dub Show; Electric Voodooland (Loud) 2000 Brooklyn Afro-Dub
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop – Silver and Gold; Blackbird (Fat Freddy’s Drop) 2013 New Zealand
  • Gorillaz – Revolving Doors; The Fall (Virgin) 2010 UK

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30-60 min

  • The Herbaliser – Sensual Woman; Session 1 (!K7) 2000 UK best
  • Improvisators Meets Iration Steppas – Wah Wah 12”; Inna Steppa Dub (Hammerbass) 2008 Fr.
  • Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart feat. Dolores O’Riordan – The Sun Does Rise; Take Me to God (Island) ’94 UK
  • King Earthquake – Serious Dub; Dub Plates Chapter Two (King Earthquake) 2010 UK
  • Bill Laswell – Cyclops; Points of Order (Innerhythmic) 2001 US
  • Massive Attack – Be Thankful For What You Got; Blue Lines (Virgin) ’91 UK

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60-90 min

  • Nickodemus – Back From Africa (Derek Sessions rmx); Endangered Species Remix (ESL) 2006 NY
  • The Orb feat. Nina Walsh – Ghostdancing; Cydonia (Universal) 2001 UK
  • Primal Scream – Higher Than the Sun; Screamadelica (Sire) ’91 UK
  • Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dub Del Pacifico; Death of the Revolution (TruThoughts) 2008 UK 
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Cydonia – human faced pyramid on Mars

90 min – 2 hr.

  • Revolutionary Dub Warriors – Warrior; Deliverance (ON U Sound) ’94 UK
  • The Slits – Man Next Door; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 Live in SF and Cincy: Paragons cover by UK female punk group
  • Thievery Corporation – Exilio (Rewound); Babylon Rewound (ESL)  2004 DC
  • Undivided Roots – Move Up; ON U Sound Discoplate Collection Part II (ON U  Sound) ’82 UK
  • Veve’ – Maka; Veve’ (WordSound) ’98 Brooklyn

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2-2 and 1/2 hr

  • Desmond Williams – This Morning; Delights of the Garden (ESL) 2002 DC
  • X-O-Dus – See Them a Come; 12” (Factory) ’80 UK
  • Yerba Buena – Fever; Island Life (Razor & Tie) 2005
  • Zombi – DE3; Escape Velocity (Relapse) 2011
  • 2 Bad Card – Leaving Rome; CD Single (ON U Sound)  ’95 UK

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: August 1, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Jah-maican Independence Weekend

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Not advised for vinyl fetishists!

Greetings,

Since coming back from my Jah-tana Roadtrip: Southwest and North Central Montana I have dropped 3 thematic episodes of Smile Jamaica:

  1. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 70’s
  2. Best of Smile Jamaica and 27 Years of Reggae Radio – The 80’s
  3. Jah Love – 3 Hours for HIM Happy Birthday: July 23, 1892
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Killer record store in Missoula Montana – Rockin’ Rudy’s. Drop $200 here every summer

So now back to the usual Roots ‘n’ Dub Shuffle:

bless, robt

<Comin’ in Hot!: Roadmap for the 3 Hours; 50 sec.>

  • Wailers Family Tree: Mix and Match “Catch a Fire: Tosh live, Marcia Lovers Rock; Bunny dancehall
  • Best of 27 Years: Faves from the beginning ’88-’89
  • Rockers do Reggae: 1st Saturday of each month
  • Vinyl is Vital
  • Rastafari Tributes – Holdover, never left over from last week’s Ark-Ive
  • Mutant Dub

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives Jah-gust 1, 2015: Annotated Playlist – photos, captions, soundbytes, reggae history lessons!

Set 1:

  • Melodians – Get Up and Dance; Irie Feeling (RAS) ’83 DC vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate/Sugar Minott – Ghetto-ology Dub (Easy Star) ’79 Dub Album of the Week
  • Bunny Wailer – Warrior; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – It’s Impossible; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ‘79
  • Fred Locks – Vision of Redemption; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2003 UK militant steppers
  • Barry Brown – Pass Up the Chalice; Rich Man Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • AKB – Where/Where’s da Dub; Future Present (AKB); ’96 Al Kirk Band = Halloween tune

<Where are the Priests and the Prophets to save us from the Vampires!?; 15 sec.>

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Sugar Minott: “Don’t know much about biology, geography, history. But I know ghetto-ology”

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – Concrete Jungle (JA + US/UK mix); Catch A Fire (Tuff Gong) ’73; much different mixes

<Jamaican ghetto mix of Concrete Jungle vs. Twangy guitar overdubs; 84 sec.>

<Concrete Jungle Recap: 57 sec.>

  • Hollie Cook – Win or Lose; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress

<Hollie Cook – Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 10 sec.>

  • The Observers – Zorro/Cutting Sword; 10” (PK) ’79 Mine instrumental
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Catch a Fire and the Jimmy Cliff flick The Harder They Come – lit the fuse for Reggae

Set 3: Best of 27 Years

  • Sister Carol – Lost in a Space; Jah Disciple (RAS) ’89 space travel is a waste

<Cydonia on Mars; 36 sec.>

  • Dillinger – Loving Pauper; Cocaine (Charly) ’76 over Dobby Dobson
  • Michael Prophet – Righteous are the Conqueror; Righteous are the Conqueror (Greensleeves) ‘81

<Justin Hinds in DC, 1998; 22 sec.>

  • Justin Hinds & the Dominos – Sweet Lorraine; Travel With Love (Nighthawk) ‘84

<Space Travel no isms or schisms!; 22 sec.>

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Cydonia “man made” Monument on Mars
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Livf on Pluto?

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – Coming in Hot; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh): Nov. 27, 1982 – Montego Bay
  • Anthony B – Marley Memories; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 Bob tribute over ska era “Put It On” Wailers riddim
  • Ika Black – Human Life; Special (Keyman) ‘86 female singer

1982-11-20

Set 5: Rockers doing Reggae

  • Johnny Nash – I Can See Clearly Now; I Can See Clearly Now (Columbia) ’72

<Bob Marley wrote for Johnny Nash; 7 sec.>

<Johnny Nash: reggae, soul, AM pop; 22 sec.>

  • The Ruts – Jah War (Live); Criminal Minds (Recall) UK Punks do Reggae

<Punkers in solidarity with Rastas in UK 14 sec.>

  • Nina Hagen – African Reggae; Nina Hagen Band (Columbia) ’80 German Reggae
  • Corey Harris – Walter Rodney; Zion Crossroads (Telarc) blues pays tribute to assassinated leader of Guyana

<Walter Rodney of Guyana; 15 sec.>

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Guyana’s Walter Rodney. Caribbean leader/martyr

Set 6: Vinyl Is Vital

  • Tyrone Taylor – Cottage in Negril; Cottage in Negril (Love) ’86 
  • Aura Lewis Meets Lee “Scratch” Perry – At Midnite; Full Experience (Blue Moon); Fr. EP w/ female vox
  • Prince Jazzbo – Jamaican Collie; Head to Head Clash (RAS) deejay herbtune
  • Burning Spear – Travelling; Knotty Vision (Nighthawk) ‘82
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Nighthawk Records – St. Louis, Missouri

 

Set 7: Tribute to Haile Selassie

  • Black Slate – Calling Jah; World Citizen UK
  • King Kong – Jah is My Best Friend; Rumble Jumble Life (Massive B) ’97
  • Rastafarians – Jah Greatest Blessing; Orthodox (Makasound) ’81 Rasta Cruz, Collie-fornya
  • Israel Vibration – Jah Love; Strength of My Life (RAS) ‘88

<Israel Vibration – Polio survivors, Rastas; 38 sec.>

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • African Head Charge – Conspiring (Dancing to My Own Drums); Pride and Joy: Live (ON U Sound) ‘91
  • Zion Train – Get Ready; Homegrown Fantasy (China) ’95 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Systemwide – Rise Up; Pure and Applied (BSI)
  • Snoop Lion – Rebel Way; Reincarnation (Berhane Selassie); Snoop vs. Major Lazer
  • Les Nubians – El Son Reggae; One Step Forward (Virgin) French/Chadian sistas