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back for good like take that

Posted by Chris on August 2, 2010 at 11:02 am  


the kitchen table is a hive of industry. good to be back in london. at carnaval del pueblo. all about this beat with spanish valenciz y alvarez mcing was destructive. & this one was very big too. bashy flow latino london.



meantime it’s overcast. these have been in my in box for a while.

jumpingbackslash is on pollinate and has an ear for kwaito. here’s a version with jade’s ‘don’t walk away vocal’.

Jade – Don’t Walk Away (JBS Simba Zombo Relick) by Jumping Back Slash


and a couple from sweden’s blendasound. they’ve got a ton of synth-y reggae remixes over here as well as some originals with original chappa. here are two on the same riddim. refixes of swedish female dancehall duo serengeti and rhianna’s rudeboy. wide synths are key this summer.

serengeti – soundboy blenda sound remix

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rihanna – rude boy blenda sound remix

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you hold me like an epilepsy

Posted by Chris on October 25, 2009 at 9:27 am  


this one’s been squatting in my head for a few days. in fact it’d been more stuck in my head than any dancehall tune for a long time. produced by dre skull. sounds like a white suit – very clean with smoke rising off it. and i may well be mishearing it, but nevertheless ‘you hold me like an epilepsy’ is an amazing line.

vybz kartel – yuh love

stile topA top

Posted by Chris on April 23, 2009 at 11:48 am  

big Curtis Lynch mix from heatwave kru. Curtis has been producing great UK riddims and relicks for a few years now (refixed alicia keys too as it goes) – check his necessary mayhem imprint (buy online – JD/Dready on retro sess is a personal favourite).

Curtis Lynch Special (off Rinse)link


* Million Stylez – Police In Helicopter
* YT – Heat Seeking Camera
* Mr Williamz – Babylon In Helicopter
* Gregory Isaacs & Blackout JA – Report To Me
* YT – Write Some Lyrics
* YT, Mr Williamz, Blackout JA & Michie One – Bills
* Curtis Lynch – Retro Sess Riddim
* Top Cat – Sess Weh Yuh Want 2006
* YT – England Ah Mi Yard
* YT, Million Stylez, Tenor Fly, Blackout JA & Mr Williamz – Dubplate
* Curtis Lynch – Rumours Riddim
* YT, Shabba D, Tenor Fly, UK Apache & David Boomah – Dubplate (Remix)

dropped rain: 1

Posted by Chris on August 7, 2008 at 11:29 am  

hanging your laptop off a 10th floor balcony to pirate wireless is an amusing and ridiculous pastime, but one that should be undertaken with enthusiasm and commitment.

looking back, big UK vocalist chukki star on the fort augustus riddim. this one’s for the runners-up at the lambeth country fair dog show.

chukki star – back door deal 6.4mb

sting ray allstars – fort augustus riddim 6.4mb

and one (more big lazy) drop on the rocksteady riddim again.

bitty mclean – walk away form love (album version) 5.9mb

pity solar

Posted by Chris on June 18, 2008 at 11:45 am  

they’re feeling tanya stephens in Greece. cover from last year:

Tanya Stephens – It’s a pity (darling riddim) 192k 5.8mb

Alkistis Protopsalti – Pame Havai (It’s a Pity) 9.5mb 320k

a cursory youtube search reveals alkistis protopsalti “celebrating 35 years of diplomatic relations between the hellenic republic and the people’s republic of china… the music is not from the concert itself.”
next! night train to barcelona – lows of 19 degrees.

sedentary culture

Posted by Chris on April 29, 2008 at 4:27 pm  

The always excellent Closet of Curiosities blog has been steadily uploading Syntonic Research’s field recordings. 15 releases culled and crafted to fill and alter the environment they are played in:

Several years ago, SR commenced research on a rather unusual aspect of bionic technology. Our idea was elegant in its simplicity yet extraordinarily difficult to produce; a psychologically-based sound environment which would greatly extend and intensify the physical act of making love…

…This recording is playable at both 45 and 33 rpm, in full stereo/matrix quadraphonic. It is suggested that initial playback be accomplished at 45 rpm for lovemaking purposes. As you become accustomed to the record’s characteristics, you may wish to lower the speed to 33 1/3 rpm. from.

We all know Benga writes at 140/70 bpm because the heart sustains at 70. Its always tempting to pitch up, but rarely medically necessary.

Movado sings through at a sweetly catatonic 65. remember: catatonic isn’t the same thing as sedentary. deliberate movement is encouraged.

Mavado – Heart Beat 320k 5.2mb


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