Here’s an EXCELLENT selection and a VINYL exploration of a few versions of some CLASSIC REGGAE RIDDIMS by my homie in Sarf Lahndahn (South London for those of you who don’t know your COCKNEY RHYME) , DAVE AARDVARK a.k.a 21st CENTURY SCHIZOID.
In his own words, he says… “This is only the tip of the iceberg – there are, for example, over 100 versions based on the Satta-Amasa-Gana riddim… “
This is FLYING on the Fairtilizer stats and so if you love your Reggae, this is too good an opportunity to miss out on and so either LISTEN to it and/or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.
Here’s the TRACKLISTING:
1) Declaration Of Rights Riddim – Abyssinians/Jah Stitch/Tappa Zuckie
2) Ali Baba Riddim – Dr. Alimantado/Dr. Alimantado & Jah Stitch
3) Words Riddim – The Gatherers/Lee Perry/The Upsetters
4) Quiet Place Riddim – I Roy/King Tubby & The Aggrovators/Dr. Alimantado/Horace Andy
5) Stop That Train Riddim – Keith & Tex/The Chrystalites/Big Youth
6) Give Me Power Riddim – The Stingers/King Iwah/The Upsetters
7) S90 Riddim – Big Youth/Keith Hudson
8 ) Freedom Blues Riddim – The Upsetters/Tappa Zuckie
9) Satta-Amasa-Gana Riddim – Abyssinians/Jah Lion/I Roy/Augustus Pablo/Third World/Peter Tosh
From Hot Drop:
“During this two years we have recieved at least 20 remixes from different producers, so we had to choose among a whole amount of good work which ones to be in the final tracklist of ‘Its a remix ting’. The decision has been very hard, and it took us a long time come up with the remix selection that is being released.”
1.- Process Rebel – Get Up’n Dub
2.- Deeproots & Bean – The Secret Version
3.- Jambassa – Row & Row Version
4.- Volfoniq – One Step a Dub
5.- Cut La Vis – Understanding
6.- Ojah – Inna Dubstep
VVAA – HOTDROP – IT’S A REMIX TING – FREE DOWNLOAD / DESCARGA GRATUIT
Maybe it’s me and i’m just full of it (…), but I always looked upon PETER TOSH as Bob’s younger, less talented brother (let go of reality for a minute). Most of his stuff sounds a bit, well.. almost commercial? Of course it’s all political and meaningful, but the sound of the records, sounds close to reggae ‘light’ for me… But this track is one of my favorites, great rastafari lyrics and the mid section with the soundeffects, damn, just play that in a car real loud when it’s raining outside and you’re hazed up!
I think so, whatever happened to bad men on the mic with bad men lyrics and sparse, cold drummachine riddims underneath? nowadays, everyone is using the kanye west vocoder singing, 808/crunky/bouncy beats, big sounding synths, hiphop production and modern pop influences. MY BOYS – KEEP IT RAW, please?