This weeks mix is a timewarp back about a decade, to the late '90s and the year 2000. It was around this time when I started DJing and was hanging out at the Jamaican afterhours spots (no matter where they were at) and hearing all these tunes and staying out till 7am sometimes.
I got a little carried away while recording the mix (it clocks in at 1 hour, 45 minutes, approx.), but it was well worth it and I'm very happy at how it sounds.
All tunes are from the 1990's and, at the latest, 2000. Riddims include Filthy, Baddis, Bug, Headache, Stink, Showtime, Bruckout, Hot Wax, and many many more.
Get ready for your trip back in time and enjoy your weekend!
1. frisco kid - what u up to (bug riddim)
2. baby cham - mek jamaica proud (bug riddim)
3. lady saw - dialtone (bug riddim)
4. bounty killer - look (bug riddim)
5. bounty killer/baby cham - another level (bug riddim)
Here are a few more of my favorites. A couple one-drops, showing Warlord's more "sensitive" side (Don Corleon riddims "Drop Leaf" & "Istanbul") and a hardcore dancehall classic longside Baby Cham on the "Bug" riddim.
The Bounty Killer catalog is so vast, it's really difficult to highlight my most favorite of his tracks. I tried my best with what I have on a digital format. I have so many more 45s in my storage locker that I need to rip to mp3.
I've decided to periodically spotlight a favorite deejay and/or singer and share some of my favorite tracks with you.
My first artist to spotlight is Mr. Rodney Price, better known as Bounty Killer. He is also referred to as the Warlord & the Poor People Governor.
He is a veteran in the game and still puts out some "In Your Blood Clot Face" material. This is one of the reasons as to why I'm a big fan.
His long-lasting feud with fellow dee-jay Beenie Man has produced some of the best dancehall tracks and plenty of dubplate material for clashing sounds, while internal feuds amongst members of his own Alliance crew (Vybz Kartel, Mavado, Busy Signal, Idonia, Wayne Marshall, etc.) as well as their conflicts with other crews, in more recent years has left a long-lasting mark on dancehall music.
The tracks I'm making available are only a small selection of my favorites from his catalog. I might have to make this a multiple parts post.
Oh, I put an oldie, but goodie video up as well.
-Down In The Ghetto
-When The Smoke Clears f/Wayne Marshall (trilogy riddim)
Here's a lil' something to help ease you into the weekend. This is a "review" of most of the tracks I've posted up recently, with a lot of tracks that I haven't. This mix is straight forward bashment. Starting off a little easy with a couple smooth Demarco tracks, then into an introductory run of a few new riddims, "Da Dyre" & "Vigor Yardy".
Following the new segment, I go through some current dancehall staples, such as the "Day Rave", "Skydaggering", & "10 lbs of Kush " riddims while dropping a few one-off new tracks here & there (listen for the new Tony Matterhorn "Cocky Partner", FIRE!!!).
Bounty Killer comes tough with new track "Mek Gal Bawl" (large up to Kenny Meez of Federation for dat!).
It all ends on a smooth note with a couple new one-drops courtesy of veterans Beenie Man & Capleton.
If this doesn't get you in the mood for the weekend, I don't know what will!
1. demarco/lil wayne - my life (remix)
2. demarco - so easy
3. voicemail - rudebwoys (vigor yardy riddim)
4. chico/iceman - broken people (vigor yardy riddim)
5. luddy haskell - no gal caan (vigor yardy riddim)
6. higher tone - prayer a day (vigor yardy riddim)
7. einstein - shell dem down
8. bouncer - wise up (da dyre riddim)
9. cherokee kidd - romantic (da dyre riddim)
10. step up in life (da dyre riddim)
11. tony matterhorn - cocky partner
12. tony matterhorn - never stop (day rave riddim)
13. elephant man/ding dong - dip again (day rave riddim)
14. chino - wine & touch your toe (day rave riddim)
15. vybz kartel/javinchi - weh dem a go (day rave riddim)
16. bramma - it's whatever (day rave riddim)
17. busy signal - mek she stamma (day rave riddim)
18. don corleone/sean paul - sweat (10 lbs. of kush riddim)
19. alaine/8 bars - flash back 2 dancehall (10 lbs. of kush riddim)
20. beenie man - jiggle up (10 lbs. of kush riddim)
21. elephant man - touch the floor
22. idonia - hundred stab (skydaggerin riddim)
23. spice - daggera (skydaggerin riddim)
24. chino - how dem nuh waah nuh gal (skydaggerin riddim)
If you were to ask me who my favorite Dancehall deejay/singers were at this moment, Demarco would definitely make my top 5. His current radio single/bashment banger "Fallen Soldiers" is all over Hot 97 at the moment.
Demarco has a very unique singjay style, which brings a freshness to the game. Melodic toughness at it's best.
He has also co-produced many riddims in the recent past such as "Sidewalk University", "Gang War", & "Z-March".
Enjoy these two tracks. The first is a brand new track produced by Daseca productions, "So Easy", followed by the current radio/club hit, "Fallen Soldiers".
Not brand spanking new, but definitely worth mentioning. If you hang out at the dancehall clubs, you may have heard these tracks from the "10 Pounds of Kush" riddim already.
This is the latest production from Donovan "Vendetta" Bennett aka Don Corleone, who has brought many classic riddims such as Egyptian, Drop Leaf, Seasons, Mad Ants, Krazy, Mad Guitar, Good To Go, and countless others.
First is Don Corleone longside Sean Paul, followed by the Beenie Man cut.
For my first mix I went the one drop route, kicking off with the new Estelle "Come Over" remix featuring Sean Paul. Big big tune!!! I keep it moving on the lovers vibe then into an old school run of ganja tunes pon the "Swing Easy" riddim and into the big "Police In Helicopter" riddim I posted last.
This is a short, but sweet mix, totaling about 30 minutes. Feel free to stream it here or download it for your mp3 player.
1. estelle/sean paul - come over (remix)
2. busy signal - i love you (heart strings riddim)
3. leftside - magazine (heart strings riddim)
4. tami chynn - what do i do now (heart strings riddim)
5. christopher martin - pretty lady (heart strings riddim)
6. chino - we burn dem (heart strings riddim)
7. buju banton/wayne wonder - what u gonna do (swing easy riddim)
My name is double L. I am a DJ who currently resides in the Bronx, NYC by way of Philadelphia, PA. My specialty is any music that has soul but, more specifically, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Hip Hop, R&B, Club Music, House, etc, etc...
I've been involved in the DJ world for the past 10 years, rockin parties in the mid-Atlantic region from NYC & New Jersey to Philadelphia & its suburbs. I am 1/2 of G13 INTN'L alongside my colleague el Professor. G13 INTN'L is part of a larger crew, G13 SOUND, which is 8 members in all, specializing in all forms of music, and located across the country from NYC to Philadelphia to LA to North Carolina.
G13 INTN'L specializes in West Indian music, primarilly Dancehall, Reggae, & Soca. Currently, we offer two mixtape series' for your listening pleasure. The first is a Dancehall mix series, In Your Blood Clot Face (this blog's namesake), mixed by yours truly. Currently there is only one volume available.
The second is the Home for Carnival soca mix series, mixed by both myself and el Professor. Currently there are 4 volumes available.