Pic courtesy of Jason Burgess (Stipe Rd maybe?)
Plead My Cause – Bitty McLean (Silent River/Taxi)
Feels Like – Beres Hammond, Flourgon (Fat Eyes)
You Don’t Get It – Tanya Stephens (Fat Eyes)
Take A Sip – Luciano & Tony Rebel (Fat Eyes)
Uniform Bad Boy – Busy Signal (Maximum Sound)
Help Me Praise Jahovia – Mr Vegas ft Konshens (Maximum Sound)
Good Meditation – Fantan Mojah ft Zareb (Maximum Sound)
Jahovia Version – Frenchie (Maximum Sound)
Put Your Hands On (Hudson Mohawke Rmx) – Crookers ft Kardinal Offishall (Southern Fried)
Round One – Gucci Mane vs SALEM
Pursuit Of Happiness – Kid Cudi (Universal Motown)
Come With Me – Jahdan Blakkamoore (Gold Dust)
She Said ft 77Klash – Jahdan Blakkamoore (Gold Dust)
The General (Instr) – Liondub (Liondub)
Let’s Go – Jahdan Blakkamoore (Gold Dust)
La Cumbia del Moonrra – Moonrra y su Batallion (Crammed)
Cloak And Dagger Empire (SDP Rmx) – Suckafish P
L.F.O. – Luke Vibert (Warp)
Volcano (Four Tet Instrumental Rmx) – Anti-Pop Consortium (Big Dada)
The Lisbon Maru – Fuck Butttons (ATP)
Intro – The XX (Young Turks/XL)
The Author (Instrumental) – Flying Lotus (Fat City)
Direct Action (Andrew Weatherall Remix) – Radical Majik (Rotters Golf Club)
Sister James – Dompteur Mooner (Super Tahoe Edits)
The Indian (Mock & Toof Rmx) – Pollyester (Permanent Vacation)
I Just Might (Nuno Dos Santos Rmx) – Neonbelle
You Can Tell It To Everybody – Air (Virgin)
Wunderbar – Wolfgang Reichmann (Bureau B)
Birds Of Dub – Architeq (Tirk)
Salt Water Version – Welders (Bopaganda)
This Is How We Walk On The Moon (Bogdan Edit) – Johanna Billing vs Arthur Russell (Apparent Extent)
Krakatoa – Architeq (Tirk)
Run Em Out (Dub) – Breakage ft Roots Manuva (Digital Soundboy)
Nuh Go Round – Busy Signal
Treasure – Assassin (Chimney)
She Beat Him – Mavado (Chimney)
All Me A Pree – Bugle (Chimney)
Story Of My Life – Vybz Kartel (Chimney)
World Premier Rhythm – Chimney Crew (Chimney)
Olympians – Fuck Buttons (ATP)
nl – Aardvarck (Eat Concrete)
You’ve Got The Love (The XX remix) – Florence & The Machine
Mega Drive Generation – Martyn (Hyperdub)
Off on a few ones tonight. To be honest I was submerged, nay enveloped, maybe even suffocated.. with music this week. The Paypal account has been making like Piccadilly Circus in the busyness stakes when it come to the digi-DLing, there’s been a few rekids in and well ..music coming at me from all sides basically. Sooo corralling those into some kind of semblance of ordah took priority and the show became a wondrous journey of discovery and kinky turns.
The Feel Like rhythm had to get a run -that’s been on the cards ever since parking up outside Gladdy Wax on Carnival Monday when they tore it up with a Beres set that had me swaying, shuffling, head nodding and on the verge of even letting off a stenching skank or two. I sincerely hope I never turn into one of the many whose Jamaican musical experience has a sell-by date or cut-off point. I’ve witnessed it many times and I give major thanks that there are still current, new school artists and producers knocking me off my feet with tracks like Busy’s stupendous ‘Black Belt’ or Assassin’s ‘Treasure’ fresh out the Chimney.
However at this years Carnival there was no contest between being shouted at over trancehall/fidget/funky/whatever hipsterosisishness versus hearing quality killer tunes that simultaneously slay you with substantial lyrics, and demolish you with the rhythm. So Gladdy’s won out for a good while us, and the local Red Stripe binman caught my patronage and what have you, and subsequently I’ve refound my inner Beres fan. Here’s one of the tunes that catalyzed the re-epiphany, hopefully the big bad wolves of the reggae business don’t pull this one down.
Below some more Jason Burgess pics (that means copyright Jason Burgess, kindly allowed to be used stinksclusively on StinkInc) from our ventures in the early-mid 90’s. Beres and a young Buju at Sunsplash ‘Movie Star’…. place going mental..brilliant. I particularly love the body symmetry of the 2nd pic. I may have tape of it somewhere…in the shed… one day….
Can’t find anywhere to cop this track except for dodgy joints, and I aint linking to them. You can find it if you need to, but I’d gladly pay for a 320 of this whole rhythm if I knew the pingers were going back to Fat Eyes etc ..
Alright a bonus for long suffering neglected readers, I honestly thought the UK would be a blogging bonanza from me but endless broadband issues (resulting in a bit of driving around to scab an open connection from the street) and other things put paid to that. So there should be a few more non-show posts and tunes coming down the pipe, before the end of the year listeratorlyness sets upon us (it actually already has).
I reckon Kardinal Offishall has to be a geezer who has got the luck, good choice and talent axis all messed up. He can kill/slaughter/murder any kind of rhythm and probably take it to the undertakers and have it six foot underground before anyone else has even noticed. Yet frustratingly his mixtapes raise the anticipation, then his albums disappoint (but always have some blazing tunes to remind you what you’re missing with the crossover cack) and he also seems to have really bad luck .
This has been going on for a couple of decades, and it’s just wrong, so many witless buffoons with all the breaks – and this bloke who can and does rings around ’em stuck on duff tracks that try just too hard, with the best often never getting beyond white label 12″s and mixtapes. Ah well … love Kardinal to bits, he did give us the Stinky Grooves Bang Bang promo/special after all, and whenever he’s on some solid rhythm I’ll be first in line.
The original and other mixes of this are so not my thing it’s beyond humour, but this Hudson Mohawke remix has been a bit overlooked. Why I do not know ..it’s brilliant and guaranteed to get an airing at Club Sandwich on Saturday night, which is going to be a bit of a ripper methinks.
This is the lo-qual, you can cop a 256 from iTunes or better still a 12″ from Juno
More soon, and a Jahdan Blakkamoore interview exclusive to this blog coming up!!
N cheers for the foto props my good man. Fondly remembered trip and always the wind behind my sometimes ragged sail…