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Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-cember 1, 2018: Deck the Halls!

<Deck the Halls!>

<Smile Jamaica’s Christmas Rulel 8 sec.>

Greetings,

No Xmas until Black Friday. No Xmas Reggae til Dec. 1. So enjoy some Holiday Reggae set (including a Hanukkah jam).

<Happy Reggae Hanukkah; 53 sec.>

Just got back from Las Vegas on a cratedig. So we hear the fruits of that labor. More vinyl than CDs. The CD is going, going, gone. Vinyl, even rare vinyl for I ‘n’ I as a collector, was really a good trip.

And in the land of 10 down (with 40 to go), I wasn’t a criminal. Here was my stop in Vegas. Since I’m an Ancient Astronaut Theorist, (who believes in the 12th planet Nibiru), of course my go to Vegas dispensary was Planet 13.

bless, Bobbylon

 

 

Smile Jamaica Annotated Playlist: Jah-cember 1, 2018: 1 min. 54 sec.

Set 1:

  • Al Campbell – Words of Wisdom; Rainy Days (Hawkeye) ’78 UK vinyl
  • Soul Syndicate & Big Youth – Inside Out; Reggae Gi Dem Dub (Nichola Delita) ‘ JA vinyl dub album of the hour
  • Sammy Dread – Jah Guide; Roadblock (Hitbound) ’82
  • Zema – Joy in the Morning; Black Sheep (Melchizedek) 2003 So Cal female
  • Johnny Clarke – Waiting in Vain; Sings Bob Marley in a Dancehall Style (Rhino UK) ’77 Bob Marley cover
  • Dillinger – Hearsay; 12″ (A & M) ’81 US picture sleeve
Crate dig from Record City: Las Vegas

Set 2:

  • Jah Woosh – Chalice Blaze; Chalice Blaze (Original) ’78 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement
  • Carelene Davis – So Much Things to Say; Songs of Bob Marley (VP) ’93
  • Pato Banton – My Opinon/What the World Needs Now Is Love; Live in San Francisco (2B1) 2001
  • UB40 feat. Chrissy Hynde – I Got You Babe; 12″ (DEP) ’85 UK Sonny & Cher cover

Set 3: Best of Smile Jamaica 29+ Years

  • Misty in Roots – Mankind; Live at the Eurovision (Kaz) ’79
  • Cedric Myton & the Congos – Scoffers and Scorners; Face the Music (VP) ’84
  • Love Joys – Jah Light; Reggae Vibes (Wackies) ’81 female duo
  • Hugh Mundell – One God, One Aim, One Destiny; Blackman’s Foundation (Shanachie) ’83

<Senseless murder of Hugh Mundell; 53 sec.>

  • Sound Dimension – Heavy Beat; Jamaican Soul Shake vol. 1 (Soul Jazz/Studio One) ’71 Dub Album of the Hour

Set 4:

  • Judy Mowatt – One Day We’ll All Be Free; Gathering of the Saints (Shanachie) ’98
  • Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – One Good Spliff; Spirit of Music (Elektra) ’99 herbtune
  • Starkey Banton & Dean Fraser – Another Day in Babiwrong + Warrior Sax (Maxiumum Sounds) 2005? Fr. over Aswad’s Warrior Charge riddim

Set 5: Vegas Vinyl

  • Lord Laro – Bob; Messenger of Songs (Trinjam) Soca tribute to Bob Marley
  • Ranking Scroo & Crucial Youth – Essential Chant; Thanks and Praises (Crucial Youth) ’84 Hawaii
  • Shadow – Snakes; Return of de Bassman (SR) ’83 Barbados soca EP
  • Pupa Curly – What’s Wrong With This World; What’s Wrong With This World (Fresh Breeze) ’89 LA EP
Cratedug: Moondog Records, Las Vegas

Set 6: Wailers Family Tree

  • The Wailers – Get Up Stand Up; Wailers Live 1973-1975 (Starbucks) 12/2/73 live at KSAN Radio in San Francisco: Bob, Peter & Joe Higgs

<Wailers live ’73 KSAN Radio, San Francisco>

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 7, 2017 (Stream + Track List). Mutant Dub New Year!

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<How to deal with the Trump-o-calypse: Let’s Go Out With a Bang!>

Greetings,

Hope everyone had a nice Holiday. I spent the first week at my sister’s in Albuquerque. My parents just became Snowbirds, so my second week was in Phoenix.

Phoenix is a great town for vinyl. CDs are becoming irrelevant, but the racks are full of black wax and lots of people doing what I do for 30 years: cratedig. So I will be visting often in the months of Dec-March. Otherwise, vinyl melts from the store to the car!

Found some nice gems to play in 2017. For over a decade now, the first show of the year on Smile Jamaica is devoted to what I call Mutant Dub: Jamaican drum and bass with modern electronic sounds and textures awash in echodelia.

The 3 hour Mutant Dub World Tour!

As Joe Strummer sang, “Knives to the trebel!”

  1. Crank the volume!
  2. Set bass phasers to stun!

Happy New Year. Forward ever, backwards never!

bless, robt

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“Shit good this is”

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 7, 2017: Annotated Playlist – photos, soundbytes captions, Reggae History Lessons; 56 sec.

Set 1:

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90
  • The Vision – Dub Start; Dub Vision (Funfundvierig) ’88 Green Germ. Vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Afro Omega – Pick Up the Pieces; Pick Up the Pieces (Afro Omega) SLC dubbers w/ female vox
  • Jah Woosh – Woodpecker Sound; ON U Sound Celebration (Trance) ’88 West German comp
  • Sizzla – Rainshowers (Bronx Dogs Dub Mix); Dub Selector (Quango) 2001
  • Brain Damage Meets The Vibronics – Siege of Kut; Empire Soldiers (Hammerbass) 2013 Fr. w/ Arabic vox
  • The Archives feat. Ras Puma – Sensibility; The Archives (ESL) 2012 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcment
  • Butch Cassidy Sound Sytem – Hear What I Say; 12” EP (Fenetik) 2004 Glasgow, Scotland
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All aboard the Mutant Dub train!

 Set 2: Mutant Dub World Tour

  • Samia Farah –Le Monde; Many Moods of (SAM) 2008 Fr.-Tunisian female singer
  • Al Haca Soundsystem feat. Ras MC-Tweed – Libation; Inevitable (Different Drummer) 2003 Spanish
  • Asian Dub Foundation – Change; Time Freeze (Caroline) 2007 best of Hindi/Pak/UK collective
  • Audio Active – Paint Your Face Red; Startrec EP (ON U Sound) ’96 Jah-pon vinyl
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French-Tunisian dubstress Samia Farah

Set 3:

  • Dub Colossus – Shem City Steppers; In a Town Called Addis (RealWorld) 2008 Ethiopian female vox
  • Ripple – Sunday Morning Dub; Bay Area Dubstep volume 2 (Full Melt) 2008
  • Bush Chemists – Star Dub; 10” UK (Jah Tubby’s) 2006 Stormtrooper Theme from Star Wars

<Star Wars in dub>

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Set 4:

  • Hollie Cook – Tiger Balm; Twice (Mr. Bongo) 2014 UK dubstress

<Dawta of a Sex Pistol; 20 sec.>

  • Dubblestandart – This One is About Flying; Immigration Dub (Collision) 2007 Jah-stria
  • Troubleman – Intergalactic You, Intergalactic Me; Far Out Spaced Odyssey (Far Out) 2010 Brazilian UFOria
  • Nomadix – Juggling; Rolling Papers: Ambient Dub Selection (Roar) ’93 UK – Dub Album of the Hour
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Mutant Dubstress – Hollie Cook: Daddy was a Sex Pistol!

Set 5: Vinyl is Vital Mutant Dub

  • Singers & Players feat. Sister P – Holy Scripture; Vacuum Pumping (ON U Sound) ’88 UK Bible stories: Mutant vinyl set
  • Martin Campbell – You Lick Me First; Rootsman – The Real Thing (Channel One UK) ’97 UK
  • Dub Syndicate – Pounding System; Pounding System (ON U Sound) ’82 UK
  • Zulu Warriors – Chanting Dub; Warrior Dub (Mr. Modo) ’89 UK
  • Doctor Pablo & the Dub Syndicate – Doctor Who?; ON U Journey Through Time & Space; 10” Dubplate (ON U Sound) 2015 UFO-ria
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ON U Sound Record Store Day, 2015

Set 6: Space Dust 420; 21 sec.

  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; Hustling Ability (ON U Sound) ’95
  • Dr. Israel & Dreadtone International – Sensimilla; Patterns of War (ROIR) Brooklyn 2005
  • Soom T – I Need Weed; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 female weedstepper out of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Dry & Heavy – Kick the Bong Around + Dub; One Punch (Green Tea) Jah-pon ’98

<“Whenever I get low, I get high!> 9 sec.

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Ancient Astronaut Theorist, Giorgio Tsoukalos. Ancient Aliens Friday Nights on Viceland

Set 7:

  • The Slits – Man Next Door; In the Beginning (Jungle) ’80 – live version of The Paragons reggae classic
  • Rasheda & Mystikal Heights – I Love Jah + Jah Love (Discomix); 12″ (Zion Gate) 2007 Fr.: Don Carlos cover
  • The Outsider Meets High Tech Roots Dynamic – Alfa; At Channel One UK (Jah Works) ’91 UK vinyl: Dub Album of the Hour
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Ari Up Rest in Peace. The Slits: rudegirls do punkdub & roots reggae

Set 8: UFO-ria

  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night (I Fell in Love with an Ancient Astronaut); Into Time and Bass (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Spiritual Rez – March of the Reptoids + Let’s Go Out With a Bang; Apocalypse Whenever (Spiritual Rez) 2014 US
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2011
  • Soko – I Thought I Was an Alien; I Thought I Was an Alien (Because Music) 2012 French female
  • Tena Stelin & Jah Warrior – UFO + Unidentified Flying Dub; Lion Symbol (Jah Warrior) ’99 UK
  • Flock of Seagulls – Space Age Love Song; Flock of Seagulls (Jive) ’82 UK New Wave

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  • Words of Wisdom:

Smile Jamaica – Digital Dubplate Only Show: Curse You Bill Gates!

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Fiya burn KRCL’s weaksauce PC’s. No Ark-Ive for Feb. 13, 2016

Greetings,

Shi….poo happens. KRCL’s jurassic era PC’s decided that it wasn’t going to record drum ‘n’ bass but HUM ‘n’ bass!

So the wave file was nah killer, too much filler.

So enjoy this show I cooked up in my Secret Dubratory: Digital Dubplate only

Grabbed whatever was handy for my usual Radio Themes:

  • Wailer Family Tree
  • Roots Dawtas
  • Cannabliss, 4 down 46 to go!
  • Jamaican Dub
  • Best of 26  Years – My Roots faves from ’89-90
  • Rockers do Reggae
  • UFO-ria
  • Mutant Dub

More weekend Roots for I ‘n’ I

bless, robt

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Fiya burn Windows 95

Set 1: Wailers Family Tree

  • African Head Charge – Gospel Train; Songs of Praise (ON U Sound) ’90 mutant dub
  • Cedella Marley Booker – He’s a Rastaman; Awake Zion (Rykodisc) ’84 tribute to Bob
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Jah Live; Countryman Soundtrack (Mango)  ‘75/’82 movie
  • Peter Tosh – Get Up, Stand Up; Complete Captured Live (EMI America) 8/23/83 – Greek Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Bunny Wailer – Bald Headed Woman; Crucial! (Shanachie)
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Sugar, Sugar; Rebel (JAD) Archies pop cover
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Wilson Pickett and The Wailers soul and reggae does cartoon pop

Set 2: Roots Dawtas

  • Judy Mowatt – Concrete Jungle; Black Woman (Shanachie) ’76; Bob cover
  • Marcia Griffiths – I’m Hurtin’ Inside; Steppin’ (Shanachie) ’79 Bob cover
  • Rita Marley – I’m Still Waiting; Who Feels It Knows It (Shanachie) ’80 Bob Cover
  • Samia Farah – Du Signs Du Lions; Many Moods of (SAM) 2008: French-Tunisisan mutant dubstress
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French-Tunisian singer on mutant dub riddims – Smile Jamaica approved

Set 3: Seven Leaf Set

  • Jah T – Lick the Pipe Peter; Junior Byles: Curly Locks (Heartbeat) 
  • Culture – International Herb; International Herb (Virgin) ‘79
  • Charlie Chaplin – Chalice Burn; Take Two (RAS) ’90 live in the studio
  • Soom T – Roll It; Ode to a Carrot (Jahtari) 2008 Germ.; female weedstepper from Glasgow
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Sexy weedstepper

Set 4: Best of 26 Years – Smile Jamaica

  • Linton Kwesi Johnson – Inglan Is a Bitch; Bass Culture (Mango) ’80 UK dub poet
  • UB40 – Earth Dies Screaming; More UB40 Music (Sound) ’80 UK
  • Paul Black & Bloodfire Posse – Get Flat; Nice Up Dancee (RAS) ’85: when bullets fly on the dancefloor, get flat!
  • Aisha – Guide and Protect; High Priestess (Ariwa) ‘88
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LKJ – writes his rhymes with basslines in mind

Set 5: Jamaican Dubs

  • Prince Far I & the Arabs – A Message; Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 1 (ROIR) ’78
  • Keith Hudson – Musciology Dub; Brand (Pressure Sounds) ‘77
  • Joe Gibbs & the Professionals – Rhythm Tackle; African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 4 (Joe Gibbs) ‘79
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers – Smile Jamaica Version (Tuff Gong) ‘76
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My jam! Lee “Scratch” Perry “fast mix”

Set 6: Rockers do Reggae

  • Sly & Robbie feat. Bob Dylan – I For an Eye; Doctor Dread: Theremin in Dub (Tsosume) Czech.;  2013, Bob Dylan thereminized
  • Patti Smith – Redondo Beach; Horses (Arista) ‘75
  • The Ruts – Give the Youth a Chance; The Crack (Virgin) ’79 UK punk-reggae
  • Robert Palmer – Love Can Run Faster; From the Heart of the Congo (RUNNetherlands) ’78 hidden track – Lee “Scratch” Perry mix
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Lee “Scratch” Perry produced

Set 7: UFO-ria

  • The Byrds – Mr. Spaceman (Smile Jamaica Rmx)
  • The Elegants – Little Star (Static Revenger Rmx); Destroy All Humans Soundtrack (Not on Level) 2005: 50’s doo wop update
  • Karminsky Experience – Explorations; Thievery Corporation: DJ-Kicks (!K7) ‘99
  • Ancient Astronauts feat. Akua Naru – Last Night; Into Bass and Time (ESL) 2011 Germ. w/ female vox
  • Thievery Corporation – Stargazer; Culture of Fear (ESL) 2012
  • Ancient Astronauts – From the Sky; We Are to Answer (ESL) 2009 Germ.
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Remixed on Smile Jamaica

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • Rockers Hi-Fi – What a Life; Rockers to Rockers (Gee Street) ’95 UK: Mutant Dub set
  • Dub Gabriel feat. PJ Higgins – Raggabass Resistance (Destroy A/C) 2013
  • Badmarsh & Shri – Signs; Karma Lounge (Echo) 2001: Tenor Saw cover w/ Hindi flavor
  • Future Pigeon w/ Mikey Dread – Wicked Man + Version; Echodelic Sounds of Future Pigeon (Record Collection) 2006 LA
  • Playgroup – The Slither; Epic Sound Battles Chapter 1 (ON U Sound/Cherry Red) ’82 over Singers & Players “Thing Called Love”
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Mutant Dub for these End Times

Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: September 12, 2015 (Stream + Tracklist) – Go Green Bay!

 

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Green Bud Bowl Packers all the way to the Stooper Bowl

Greetings,

Finally. NFL starts. No more deflategate. No more Roger Goddell (rhymes with HELL)

Just my Green Bud Bowl Packers put a beat down on the Cutler-riffic Chicago Bears; 12 sec.

3 Truisms from the Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives; 12 sec.

  1. Reggae ‘n ‘ Duwize
  2. San Francisco Giants baseball
  3. Green Bay Packers football
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Aaron takes his spinach!

<Green Bud Bowl Packers; 2 sec.>

bless, robt

<High-lights of the Sept. 12, 2015 Ark-Ive; 48 sec.>

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Playlist:

Set 1:

  • Azeem & Session – Jah Children; Live and Direct (M.Al’s) Oakland vinyl
  • Black Slate – Romans Dub; Ogima (TCD) ’81 UK: Dub Album of the Hour
  • Count Ossie & the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari; So Long; By the Rivers of Babylon (Shanachie) nyahbinghi drum
  • Phyllis Dillon – Woman of the Ghetto; 100% Dynamite (Soul Jazz) Marlena Shaw cover
  • Abyssinians – Jah Marley; Last Days (Tabou1)  ’99 Bob tribute
  • Gregory Isaacs – Mr. Cop; Sensational Extra Classic (Trojan) ’78; 4:20 Cannabis Service Announcement

<Cool down your temper Mr. Cop! 9 sec.>

  • Barry Brown – Jah Lead Us; 10” (Attack Gold)
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Cool down your temper Mr. Cop!

Set 2:

  • The Wailers – 400 Years (JA + US/UK); Catch a Firee (Tuff Gong) ‘73

<Catch a Fire: JA vs. Island overdubs; 33 sec.>

<400 Years: JA mix vs. Island mix; 50 sec.>

  • Ethiopians – Satan Boy; From Matador’s Arena vol. 2 (Jamaican Gold) ’70 Halloween soon come!
  • Christine Miller & Hi Tek Players – Trod Away Home; 10” (Roots Hi-Tek) 2006 UK; militant steppers
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JA tough ghetto mix vs. Chris Blackwell’s Island overdubs

Set 3: Best of 27 Years Reggae Radio

  • The Selecter – My Collie (Not a Dog); Too Much Pressure (2 Tone) ’80 herbtune; 13 sec.
  • Toots Hibbert – Freedom Train; Toots in Memphis (Mango) ’88 soul covers
  • Aswad – Tradition; Distant Thunder (Mango) ’88 UK
  • Ruts DC & the Mad Professor – Love and Fire; Rhythm Collision Dub (ROIR) ’82 UK punkdub
  • Jah Lloyd – Sharp Razor; Herb Dub (Teams); Dub Album of the Hour
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2 Tone Ska Herbtune with female vox

Set 4:

  • Peter Tosh – I’m the Toughest; Live at the Jamaica World Music Festival (Peter Tosh Foundation); 11/27/82: Montego Bay, JA
  • Bunny Wailer – Never Grow Old; Gumption (Shanachie) ’90: Toots cover
  •  The Tennors – Ride Your Donkey; Broken Flowers (Focus) Rock Steady tune from Jim Jarmusch Soundtrack

<Jarmusch and Tarantino Soundtracks: Top Rank! 17 sec.>

  • Boney ‘L’ & Vibronics – Babylon Children; 10” (Jah Tubbys) 2006 UK militant steppers w/ female vox
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Killer Jim Jarmusch soundtrack

Set 5: Vinyl is V-Ital Set

  • Lloyd Robinson – Cuss Cuss; Studio One Showcase volume 2 (Studio One) Vinyl is Vital Set: Riddim Shower (1): JA original

<Cuss Cuss; 16 sec.>

  • Dub Syndicate feat. Bim Sherman – Cuss Cuss; Strike the Balance (ON U Sound) ’89 UK: Riddim Shower (2): mutant dub cover

<Style Scot RIP; 28 sec.>

  • U Roy – Dynamic Fashion Way; Studio Kinda Cloudy (Trojan); ’69 Keith Hudson prod’n over Ken Boothe
  • Dr. Alimantado – This Little Bird; (Tell Me You Are Having a) Wonderful Time (Keyman) ’88 UK

<Even the birds ‘n’ bees’zes give Jah di Praises! 8 sec.>

  • Marcia Griffiths – Truly; At Studio  One (Studio One) JA
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Set 6: Roots Dawta Set

  • Samia Farah – Cool (Original); Samia Farah (Sony) ’99 Tunisian-French

<Samia Farah: French language dubstress; 20 sec.>

  • Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You; Fatboy Slim: Late Night Tales (Thrive) 2007
  • Aisha – I Can’t Change; There Is More to Life… (Ariwa) 2005 UK
  • Ayo – Who; Ticket to the World (Motown) 2013 Nigerian-German singer
  • Reggae on Top All Stars – Cutting Dub; Chalice Dub Part One (Reggae on Top) ’95 Dub Album of the Hour
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Samia Farah: French-Tunisian dubstress

Set 7:

  • Yellowman – Disco Reggae; King Yellowman (Columbia) ’84 Bill Laswell prod’n
  • Sophia George – Final Decision; For Everyone (Pow Wow)  ‘86
  • Robbie Valentine – Don’t You Be Blind; 10” (Sip a Cup) 2008 UK militant steppers
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Bill Laswell dancehall classic

Set 8: Mutant Dub

  • 2 Bad Card – Weed Specialist; CD Single (ON U Sound) ’95 UK mutant dub set; herbtune

<Space Dust! 4 down, 46 to go! 9 sec.>

  • Dr. Israel & the Brooklyn Jungle Sound System – Equal Rights; Black Rose Liberation (Baraka Foundation) 2001 NYC
  • Snoop Lion feat. Angela Hunte – So Long; Reincarnated (Mad Decent) 2013
  • Audio Active – Robot War (Adrian Sherwood Dub Mix); Apollo Choco Remixed (ON U Sound) ’98 Japan
  • Abassi All Stars feat. Kenny Knots – Wicked Intention; Showcase (Universal Egg) 2006 UK
  • Alpha & Omega – In the Beginning; Overstanding (A & O) ’82 UK trance dub
  • Clive Hunt & the Dub Dancers feat. Lizzard – Satta I; & the Dub Dancers (Makasound) 2008
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Space dust!

Words of Wisdom: