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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!”
- Crank the volume!
- Set bass phasers to stun!
Happy New Year. Forward ever, backwards never!
Smile Jamaica Ark-Ives: Jah-nuary 7, 2017: Annotated Playlist – photos, soundbytes captions, Reggae History Lessons; 56 sec.
- 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
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
- 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>
- 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
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
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.
- 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
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
- Words of Wisdom: