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Smile Jamaica’s Mutant Dub Mash Down – Digital Dubplate Only (June 2016)!

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What is Mutant Dub?

Greetings,

Took last Saturday off on a cratedigging assignment. In order to keep fresh roots on my Mixcloud stream, I cooked up 3 hours of Mutant Dubwize in my Secret Dubratory.

I call these off-air Ark-I(ves: Digital Dubplates since they are online only.

Bass in yer Facd!

bless, robt

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Bass the Final Frontier on the Starship Dubwise

Digital Dubplate – Mutant Dub Mashdown (June 2016) Playlist:

0-30 hr.

  • Alpha & Omega – King and Queen; King and Queen (A & O) ’89 UK trance dub w/ female vox: 3 Hours of Mutant Dub
  • Thievery Corporation – Sound the Alarm; It Takes a Thief (ESL) 2010  Best Of: DC dubbers
  • The Gorillaz – Ghost Train; G-Sides (EMI) 2002
  • Future Pigeon – Yuppy Conqueror; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collect)  2006 So Cal
  • Samia Farah – Le Monde; Many Moods of Samia Farah (SAM) 2008 Tunisian-French singer
  • Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom – Chin Up; Duppy Writer (Big Dada) 2010 UK chanter
  • Heavyweight Dub Champion – Champion’s Return + Higher Elevation; Survival Guide for the End of Time (Champion Nation) 2002 Boulder, CO
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Roots Manuva – UK toaster over dubblicious beats

30 min – 1 hr.:

  • Disrupt – Asteroid Dub Force; Jahtarian Dubbers vol. 3 (Jahtari) 2012 German
  • Hollie Cook – Postman; Twice (Mr. Bongo)  daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook
  • Dub Judah/Mad Professor – Standing Firm; In Captivity (Nubian) ’95 UK
  • Dreadzone – Cave of Angels; Second Light (Virgin) ’95 UK
  • Ben Wa – Break That Stone (Granite Mix); Docking Sequence: BSI Campaign vol. 1 (BSI) 2000 Portland, OR dub label
  • Sevendub feat. Angelique & Zakaya – Fire (Soul Fire mix); Dub Club Edition (Collision) 2006 Germ.
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Mutant Dubstress – Hollie Cook: dawta of a Sex Pistol. Former Slit

1 hr. – 90 min.:

  • Scott Hardkiss – Hey Deejay!; Technocolor Dreamer (God Within) 2009 San Fran
  • Balkan Beat Box – What a Night; Give (Nat Geo)  2011 NY/Israeli group. Necrophilia lyrics?
  • The Interruptor – African Satellite Dub; Roots of Dub Funk 4 (Tanty) 2004 Swiss artist
  • SoKo – I Thought I Was An Alien; I Thought I Was An Alien (Babycat) Fr. Female, 2013 UFO-ria
  • Klaatu – Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft; Hope (Capitol) ’77 Can. UFO-ria.
  • Full Moon Scientist – Lunar Base Dub; Planet Dub (Ultimate) ’96 UFO-ria
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French singer SoKo and her boy-alien as opposed to boy-friend

90 min. – 2 hr.

  • Ari Up – Kill ‘em With Love; Dread More Dan Dead (Collision) female punk dubber of Slits, New Age Steppers
  • African Head Charge – Touch I; In Charge – Live in Japan (Beat) 2005
  • Anju Kumbz – Stand Up On Your Feet; Binghi Riddim (M) 2008 Neth.
  • Martin Campbell – No Farmer; Historical Tracks (Channel One UK) 2010 best of
  • Zion Train feat. Molara – Freedom; Love Revolutionaries (Universal Egg) ’99 UK trance dub w/ female vox
  • Singers & Players –  Thing Called Love (Don’t Fight); Revenge of the Underdog (ON U Sound)
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers – Marley Dub; Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers  (Makasound) 2008 Fr. Bob cover
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RIP Ari Up – Slit, New Age Stepper. Step-daughter of Johnny Rotten

2 hr. – 2 and 1/2 hr.

  • Creation Rebel – Chatti Chatti Mouth/Threat to Creation; Psychotic Jonkanoo (Statik) ’81 UK: Adrian Sherwood prod’n
  • Soho – Shake Your Thing; Goddess (Atco) ’90 UK dubbers w/ female vox
  • Audio Active – Return of the Space Ape; Apollo Choco (ON U Sound) ’97 Jah-pon; UFO-ria
  • Bomb the Bass w/ Spikey Lee – Darkheart (7” Edit); clear (Quango) ’95 UK
  • Congo Ashanti Roy & Singers & Players – African Blood; Disco Plates Collection Part I (ON U Sound) ’81 UK
  • Akabu – Fate of the World; Warrior Queen (ON U Sound) ’95 UK female group
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Adrian Sherwood’s collector vinyl. Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives

2 and 1/2 – 3 hr.:

  • Black Star Liner – Bonus Track; Yemen Cutta Connection (Echo Beach) ’96 UK/Hindi group
  • Survival Soundz – Dub Is Dub; Land of Baboon (Baraka Foundation) ’96 Brooklyn
  • Dub Syndicate – Herbal Roots; Acres of Space (Lion & Roots) 2001 UK
  • Kanka feat. Moyenei – Ya Estas Aqui; Sub.mersion (Hammerbass)  2009 Fr. w/ female vox
  • Kode9 – Magnetic City; Box of Dub (Soul Jazz)  2007 UK dubstep
  • Dubmatix feat. Ammoye – Lock Down; Clash of the Titans (Collision) 2011 Can. w/ female vox

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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-gust 22, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist): Theremin Stylee!

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I ‘n’ I Heart the Red, Gold & Green

Greetings,

Here’s what the Jah-gust 22, 2015 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives features: 34 sec.

bless, robt

Set 1:

  • Jah-Malla – Reggae For It Now; Alive and Well (Clappers) ’80 NY vinyl
  • Doctor Dread – I For An Eye; Theremin in Dub (Tsosume): to Bob Dylan’s I and I; 2013 Hungary, Dub Album of the Hour

<The Theremin – adds a spooky sound to dubby Reggae; 28 sec.>

  • Peter Tosh – Don’t Look Back; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh) sunrise 11/27/82, Montego Bay, JA
  • Aisha – Sweet Love; Raise Your Voice (Twinkle) ‘95
  • Barry Brown – We Nuh Run; Richman Poor Man (Moll-Selekta) 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • GT Moore – Ganja Flower; 12” (Jah Works) 2002 bonus mutant herbs
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Leon Theremin – add a spooky touch to your dubwise

Set 2:

  • Bunny Wailer – See and Blind; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90; Johnny Osbourne cover
  • Judy Mowatt – Sisters’ Chant; Black Woman (Shanachie) ‘76
  • Aswad – 54 46; BBC Sessions (BBC) Toots cover live for radio broadcast

<Live at the BBC; 26 sec.>

  • Dennis Brown – Give a Helping Hand; 10” (Observer Gold)
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Even dread Rastas get to play on the BBC

Set 3:

  • The Jayes & Ranking Trevor – Queen Majesty; Hitbound! The Revolutionary Sound of Channel One (Heartbeat) Request
  • Keith Hudson – Musicology; Rasta Communication (Greensleeves) ‘78
  • Ayo – Real Love; Billie-Eve (Polydor) 2011 German-Nigerian female
  • Pato Banton – Satan; Mad Professor Recaptures Pato Banton (Ariwa) ‘89
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Ayo: Nigerian-German songbird who does some nice Reggae

Set 4:

  • Sunshot Band – Dial M for Murder; Dial M for Murder in Dub Style  (Pressure Sounds); ’80 Dub Album of the Hour

<Reggae History Lesson: Chris Blackwell remixes Midnight Ravers; 46 sec.>

  • The Wailers – Midnight Ravers (JA vs. UK/US mix); Catch a Fire (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Midnight Ravers: original JA mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s remix; 44 sec.>

  • Desi Roots – Warning; 12” (DEB) ’75; Dennis Brown prod’n
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White Jamaican Chris Blackwell: shaped The Wailers’ sound for rock audiences. Genius

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital

  • Marcia Griffiths – Gypsy Man; Sweet Bitter Love (Trojan) ’74 UK Curtis Mayfield cover; Vinyl Set
  • I Roy – Dr. Phibbs; Hell and Sorrow (Trojan) ’73 UK
  • Horace Andy & the Rhythm Queen – Love Is a Treasure (Rough Trade) ’85 UK; Freddy McKay cover
  • Edi Fitzroy – Work on Mr. Farmer; Youthman Penitentiary (Alligator) ’82 Chicago, IL
  • Chalawa feat. Johnny Osbourne – Rich Inna Jah Jah Love; Capture Land (Green Weenie) ’78 Ontario, Can.
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Marcia Griffiths covers Curtis Mayfield

Set 6: Best of Smile Jamaica – 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • Mighty Diamonds – Tracks of My Tears; Ice on Fire (Virgin Front Line) ’77 Smokey Robinson cover

<Reggae loves Smokey Robinson; 20 sec.>

  • The Beat (aka the English Beat) – Jeanette; Special Beat Service (Go Feet!) ’82 UK 2 Tone ska
  • Sister Carol – Down in the Ghetto; Black Cinderella (Jah Life/Heartbeat) ‘84
  • The Jolly Brothers – Babylon a Fight Rasta; Conscious Man (Seven Leaf) ’77 Lee “Scratch” Perry prod’n. My favorite album of all time

<Out of thousands, Jolly Brothers Meet Lee “Scratch” Perry is #1; 20 sec.>

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My ultimate #1 Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives, Black Ark ’77-’78

Set 7:

  •  Earl Morgan & the Heptones – Boo-Yarka Dub; DC Dub Connection (Auralux) ’82 Dub Album of the Hour

  • Abyssinians – $19.95 plus Tax; Reunion (AO!) ‘98

<Why the CD died: $19.95 plus Tax; 44 sec.>

  • Anthony B – Spliff Tail; Universal Struggle (VP) ’97 herbtun
  • Errol Dunkley & Errol Bellot – Live Upright + Everything Possible; 10” (Reality Shock) 2011 UK
  • Sugar Minott & Soul Syndicate – Ghetto-ology; Ghetto-ology (Easy Star) ‘79
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$19.95 Plus Tax: The Mark of the Beat. Greedy record companies  led to this…

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • New Age Steppers feat. Ari Up – Fade Away; New Age Steppers (Statik) ’81; Jr. Byles cover w/ female vox

<Junior Byles meets Mutant Dub; 13 sec.>

  • Back to Base – Play With Fire; Heading For the Door (MPR) 2000 UK
  • Kenny Knots & Junior Kigwa – Wicked Man + High Grade; Abassi Allstars: Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 herbtune
  • Alpha & Omega – Solomon and Sheba; Overstanding (A & O); ’92 UK trance dub
  • Dubphonic – Babylon Insight; Hi-Fidelity Dub Sessions: The Second Chapter (Guidance) 2000 Chicago, IL
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New Age Steppers

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