July 22, 2010


I want to apologize for my earlier post stating that the benefit for Randy was scheduled for tonight, July 22.

It clearly states on the flyer that it is scheduled for next week, the 29th.

Again, I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. It's been a long week. Not a lot of sleep and long days into nights are taking their toll on my brain. Looking forward to a full 8 hours of sleep tonight.

July 20, 2010

RIP Randy Flash

Last night, Monday, July 19, Randy "Flash" Miller passed away. Randy was in the hospital in critical condition after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest the previous Thursday, July 15th at a party.

I can't believe he is gone. I had run into him about a month ago at the Chinatown bus station in Philadelphia. We were both waiting for the 6:30 am bus to NYC. It was great catching up and talking shop. Sad to think that that was the last time I was to see him.

A memorial event is taking place this Thursday, July 22, from 6pm-2am at Octo (221 N. Columbus Blvd. aka Delaware Ave., Philadelphia). Admission is $20 and all proceeds are going to the Randall Miller Memorial Fund.

July 18, 2010

THIS WEDNESDAY 7/21! SoundLib in Brooklyn!

Check me out this Wednesday in Brooklyn:

Sound Liberation Front + buhbOmp + The BRMG + Rappers I Know present:


WEDNESDAY | 21 JUL 2010 | 9p-1a | NO COVER | No dress code

@ Moe’s
80 Lafayette Ave
Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY, 11217
718.797.9536 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 718.797.9536 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

C to Lafayette Ave / G to Fulton St
Also within walking distance from the Atlantic Ave station (B-Q-2-3-4-5 trains)

maps: google | hopstop

/// This week's SOUNDLIB will feature the Bronx's double L, a founding member of G13 Sound International who made a name for himself over the past decade spinning hip-hop, reggae and dancehall at parties and clubs as part of Philly's reputed DJ scene.

A classically trained musician with a love for music across genres, double L's range extends well beyond the usual party fare. Lately, he's been showcasing his diverse tastes and mixes through two music blogs: Nite Cap Selections (http://nitecapselections.blogspot.com), focusing on downtempo and soul; and, In Your Blood Clot Face (http://bloodclotface.blogspot.com), dedicated to reggae, dancehall and soca.

We're excited to have him demonstrate some of that musical versatility in person on the decks at SOUNDLIB this week.

DJ LIL TIGER will also be in the place with his trademark selections of soul (new and old), funk, Hip-Hop, afrobeat, reggae and much more.

As always, the party is FREE all night. We start and end EARLY (9pm-1am), so we won't keep you out too late. Hope to see you there. ... ///


[[ DOUBLE L ]]
( Nite Cap Selections, In Your Blood Clot Face )

and resident:

( --=(] buhbOmp [)=--, Sound Liberation Front, touch&feel:radio, Soular Grooves )

+ facebook event page
+ going.com: www.going.com/soundlib_jul21
+ eventful: bit.ly/bxqReq
+ culturemob: bit.ly/cyCBSp
+ upcoming: bit.ly/9A8ezJ
+ coopr8: bit.ly/aW64wI

more info:
+ www.buhbomp.com/updates/?p=4320


SOUND LIBERATION FRONT is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization devoted to the power of music as a socially liberating and unifying cultural force. More importantly, we want to liberate your ass on the dancefloor. Our previous productions include the Sound Liberation Festival '09 in Brooklyn and the Soundlib parties at Moe's in Fort Greene.

+ check out the SLF Blog: www.soundliberation.org
+ Join the SLF movement: www.facebook.com/soundliberation


March 10, 2010

Satta Massagana.

CLASSIC! Big big big classic tune. Originally recorded for Studio One back in 1969, "Satta Massagana" (Ahmaric for "give thanks") has become, in a way, a Rasta hymn.

This is the version from 1976 and is featured on the album of the same name.

The Abyssinians "Satta Massagana"

March 9, 2010


Here's a selection from the late Notorious BIG's first LP, 1994's "Ready To Die". Featured on this track is Diana King.

03/09/1997 RIP BIG.

Notorious BIG f/Diana King "Respect"

February 26, 2010


This is a selection from the "Double Jeopardy" riddim. "Double Jeopardy" was actually co-produced by dancehall songstress Ce'Cile and Cordell "Scatta" Burrell (of "Coolie Dance" riddim fame) and was in the early numbers of Greensleeves riddim albums (lucky #13, in fact).

I remember Alozade as being an incarcerated deejay (waaay before Jah Cure). As a matter of fact, this guy had a whole riddim produced in support of him being released from prison way back in 1999 ("Bondage" riddim, a 1-drop riddim released as a "Riddim Driven" LP on VP Records.).

This was a stand-out track on a "Double Jeopardy" run I had on an old mix CD I copped from West Philly's Enforcer records back in the '02 (I can't remember who's mix it was for the life of me.......large up Billy Banton and the entire Enforcer crew!!!).

Alozade "Phenominal"

February 22, 2010

Trod Mt. Zion

Roots & Culture.

One of my favorites from Sizzla's 2002 LP "Da Real Thing".

Sizzla "Trod Mt. Zion"

February 18, 2010

Virtuous Woman

Here's a throwback! Big big tune from Warrior King on the "Zion Gate" riddim circa 2001/'02.

Warrior King "Virtuous Woman"

Ghetto Red Hot

Classic from the Don Dada Super Cat.

"Ghetto Red Hot"
Watch the music video

nite cap selections.

I'm taking this opportunity to announce t he launch of "Blood Clot Face's" sister blog, "nite cap selections."

"nite cap selections" is focused on Downtempo music. I use Downtempo as a general classification of music of all genre's that give a general sense of relaxation and happiness. Downtempo is also great vibes for the bedroom.

I chose the name "nite cap selections" after a few CD compilations I made under my DJ alias, "SilkeeSmoov", years ago when I was still working at Armand's Records in Philadelphia.

Mixes are also in the works for this project, so please feel free to check it out. I'm always open to feedback, so please email me with any suggestions. (doubleLp4@gmail.com)


One of my favorites from 2007-08.

Serani/Bugle "DOH"

February 15, 2010

Good Life.

Here's some rub-a-dub lover's 1-drop action for that love hangover from this past Valentine's weekend.

Cocoa Tea "Good Life"


I was listening to one of Bobby Konders' "'90s Hardcore Ragga Dancehall" mixes that he did for Greensleeves Records recently and stumbled upon this slept-on classic.

This was back when Merciless was one of the hottest deejays on the scene.

Merciless "Mavis"

February 13, 2010

Wanna Get Next To You

You guessed it. I got a theme going on here for Valentine's weekend. Here is another great cover of a classic American soul record.

"I Wanna Get Next To You" (click that title to hear the original version) was originally released in 1977 and performed by Rose Royce (of "Carwash" fame).

This 2009 1-drop version is by Courtney John. Definitely check out his album "Made In Jamaica". It's a really good record and it goes against my "there is no good new music out" stance. :D

Courtney John "I Wanna Get Next To You"

February 12, 2010


I found this CD in my storage locker a few weeks ago and thought I'd share.

The CD is a split mix that Bo Bliz & I did back in the summer of 2002. I started off with a 30 minute dancehall demo and he finished off with a 30 minute hip-hop demo.

Looking back it was a pretty decent mix. This was way back when the Diwali riddim burst onto and took over the scene.

Check out Bo Bliz & Emynd over at www.crossfadedbacon.com.

double L dancehall demo by doubleL

If I Ever...

More Valentine's Day vibes.

Another big hit from Sanchez on the Real Rock riddim, Stone Love label.

This song is a cover of the original R&B hit from early '90s group Shai.


Sanchez "If I Ever Fall In Love Again"

I Can't Wait.

Now for some Valentine's Day vibes.

Classic from Sanchez.

"I Can't Wait"


Saw this recently at the SOUL SIDES blog. Classic tune from 1967 by the late Byron Lee and his Dragonaires.

This track is a cover of the original "Get Out My Life Woman" by American blues musician Albert King.

The Byron Lee version is on the Dynamic label.

Albert King version.

February 11, 2010

Caan Dun

I'm back!

First I'm gonna start off by saying thanks to all of you who still check in around here. I've been on blog-hiatus for a few months but am back.

I am really having a rough time with finding new tracks that really get me hype. Dancehall seems to have slowed down a lot within the past few years and has really started to bore me. I haven't heard anything nor have I really been searching out any new tracks. (If you got something that's FIRE, than please share with me. Link me at that gmail address to your right over there please.)

Since my last post waaaaay back in November, Imeem has joined forces with Myspace music. This is why you can't listen to any of the back-logged music on this blog. Let me tell you, I CAN'T STAND MYSPACE! I tried to play around with the music players and everything has just gotten more complicated, inna true Myspace style.

I am in the process of trying out other embeddable players. First up is DivShare. Let's see how this works.

Until I hear something new that's worth sharing, I'm gonna post classics that get me feeling good and reminiscent (how old-head of me!) I'm starting off with a classic from what Greensleeves records calls "Jamaica's National Anthem", the Punanny riddim. This track was produced by the King Jammy's label (circa 1991) and is by Rexton Rawlston Fernando Gordon, aka Shabba Ranks.

"Caan Dun", Classic slackness!