Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mother, Mother....

Twilight - Carl Craig(Paris Live, Planet E 12")
Reverse Tachion Beam - DMX Krew(Rephlex 12")
Hyped-Up Plus Tax(OutPutMessage Remix) - Dabrye (Ghostly 12")
Ulysses(Fax Remix) - Murcof(Leaf 12")
Lost(Live) - Electric Birds(EtherDrag 12")
Found a Way feat. Tikiman - Main Street(Main Street 12")
House Restoration - Plex (Beta Bodega 12")
Us vs. Us - Recloose(RushHour 12")
Dem Never Know(SleepArchive Mix) - Rhythm & Sound(Burial Mix 12")
Flow - Osunlade (Auquarian Moon, BBE CD)
Love is Spiritual - Joi/DJ Ichiro (Common Ground 12")
Eledewdu of Agege - Thank You God(Honest Jon's 12")
Kass Kass -Syran M'Benza(African Music Gallery 12")
Great Stone - Gussie P(Rubble Music 12")
Submerge - Dusk + Blackdown(Keysoundrecordings 12")
The Lift - Plasticman (Road 12")
Gold - Komet(Raster-Noton 12")
Shooting Stars & Asteroids - Bjork/Bogdan Roczynski(Rephlex 12")
When I Come Back Around - Jamie Lidell(Warp 12")
21st - Cabaret Voltaire(The Arm of the Lord, Some Bizarre Records LP)
wierd White Label 7" I got in Chicago years ago, Beautiful packaging but no label or artist info, I have few more from the same folks that I found around CHI record stores at the time, more to come.
Mother Sky - Loop(Eternal*The Singles, Chapter 22 Records LP)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Our Love is God's Money....

"I and I work at a radio station
and I and I obey all the regulation..."

mikey dread

Oh Me Oh My - Lloyd Chambers (Lovers For Lovers, The Bussiness Records LP)
Roots Rocking - Aswad(Island 7")
Kipling - Jim Nastic(Chaunting, Studio One LP)
Still Waters - The Tamlins (DEB Music 12")
Truths and Rights - Johnny Osbourne(Studio One 7")
Tide is HIgh - U-Roy(State Line 7")
Dreadlocks In the Moonlight - Lee Perry (Upsetters 7")
Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs(African Museum 7")
Pressure Me(Dub) - King Tubby(Fire House 7")
Bring the Sensi Come - Johnny Osbourne(Right Rock Music 7")
To The Rescue - Tanya Stephens(VP 7")
Fort Augustus - Junior Delagado(Taxi 7")
Better Collie - Horace Andy(This World, Attack LP)
Red Hot - Sly & Robbie(Taxi 7")
SchoolGirl - Mikey Dread(Dread at the Controls CD)
The Spirit of Umoja - Augustus Pablo(DEB Disco 12")
Walk Rastafari Way -Mikey Dread(Dread at The Controls CD)
Sun is Shining - Prince Alla(Freedom Sounds 12")
Read Up - Afrikan Simba(Salvation for The Now Generation, Urban Gospel CD)
Praise You Jah Jah - Micheal Prophet(Yabby You Disco 12")
Yekitir Tezeta - Mulatu Astatke(Soundway 10")
Cheyla Ya Haiuune - Group Doueh (Sublime Frequencies LP)
Tamatant Tilay - Tinariwen(Aman Iman:Water is Life, World Village CD)
Tumhein Dillagi - Rahat Fateh Ali Khan(The Evergreen Hits of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, SunMoon CD)
Asmarina - Fedadu Amde-mesqel (Ethiopiques Vol. 4, Buda CD)
Suns of Africa - Sunny Murray(Homage to Africa, BYG LP)
mixed w/
No Knock - Gil Scott Herren
Juba Juba - Yusef Lateef(The Blue Yusef Lateef, Atlanic Records LP)
mixed w/
Nowadayz - Jaylib(Champion Sound, Stones Throw LP)
God's Money V - Gang Gang Dance(Gods Money, The Social Registry LP)
Build - Diverse(Chocolate Industries 12")
Time Bandits - M.A.D. (Backwoodz 12")

Thursday, March 20, 2008

RIP Mikey Dread

Sad to say that this past friday the great reggae producer vocalist and pioneering radio deejay Mikey Dread passed away at his home in Connecticut. He leaves us too soon at the age of 54.
It is hard to overstate his influence on reggae music. He was the first deejay to play reggae on the JBC(remarkably not until 1976!), and his show, Dread at The Controls went on to pioneer a fusion of Carribean dj styles and the sonic experimentalism of Dub and first broke many of the new reggae artists of the day. He was know world wide as a brilliant engineer and producer, working with Clash and UB40 among others and performing on the Sandanista! record.
His incredible baritone sing-jay stlyes are featured on a few tracks on todays radio show(playlist soon come).

He will be missed.


In other non-musical but equally important news Barack Obama this week gave what may be the most singularly direct and coherent speech about race in America that I have ever had the privilege of seeing in the 15 or 20 years I have been following politics. He made a number of astute observations about the different ways we veiw each other and our personal struggle to get ahead in the capitalist shitsystem(my words not his...). Among other things he was spot on about the attitude the working class so-called "ethinic" whites have about race in America. Above all, for me, its refreshing to hear a political speech and really see a mind a work. In this culture where we are so taught to devalue critical thinking and intellectual exercise unless it makes money. You've probably all seen it but I still feel the need to repost it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Grounds of Being from Africa to Central Asia

Momma Mo Akoma Ntutu - Genesis Gospel Singers(The Guitar and The Gun, Africagram LP)
Tudo Azul N'America Do Sul - Abilio Manoel(Osean 7")
Bayama Part 1 - Fire Family Band (Luapula 7")
Mister Oh! - Syran Mbenza(African Music Gallery LP)
Dakar Streets - Manu Dibango(Island LP)
No Woman No Cry - Gilberto Gil(Elektra 7")
Si Useme - Rachid King(Makossa 12")
Dangwa - Manu Dibango(Atlantic 7")
Ase - King Sunny Ade and His African Beats(Island 7")
Midnight Birds - Sa-Ra Creative Partners(Blue Note 12")
Timing, Forget the Timing - Black Devil(Rephlex 12")
Dominic Christ - Suicide(WaxTrax! LP)
Lemonsoul - 808 State(Outpost Transmission, Circus CD)
Deck The House - Akufen(Force Inc. 12")
Kingstown - Kode9(HyperDub 10")
Brooklyn Anthem(Accapella) - Team Shadetek feat Jah Dan & 77Klash (SoundInk 12")
Prophecy Is Fulfillment in The Mouth of the Land - Teleseen(Fear of the Forest, Percepts, Unreleased)
Abraxisis - Echospace(Modern Love 12")
For The Smokers - Matty G(Argon 12")
Everyday - Kush Arora feat Juakali(Kush Arora CD)
Super Soul - Nick Fury(Metatronix 12")
Copy Copy - Timeblind(Soot 12")
Kaushik Dhwani - G.S. Sachev (Chandi Productions LP)
A Gulf Between Us - Muslimgauze(Staalplaat CD)

Monday, March 17, 2008


Imposter- Afrikan Simba(The Age of Venus Records 7")\
The Drill - Zion I (Live Up 12")
Dem Nah Like Me - Ghislain Poirier feat Mr. Lee G (Shockout 12")
One Time - Peter Miles ft Meshan (Out Here 12")
Call Me - Ghost & Saba Tooth (Taxi 7")
Body Work - DJ C feat Zulu (Community Library 10")
White Label - Filastine
Dem Girls(Al-Haca remix) - Mahlon Stewart feat Zege Sum (Redbud 12")
My Life - Dabyre (Ghostly 12")
Slums - The Reavers (Backwoodz LP)
Fresno State of Mind - Planet Asia (Deeper Concentration , OM LP)
Climax- Slum Village (Fantastic, Wordplay LP)
Arroyo - Ahmad Miller/Yesterday's New Quintet (Stones Throw LP)
Kilode(Wajeed Remix) - Tony Allen (Honest Jon's 12")
Wake Up - Mapstation (Staubgold LP)
What We Gwan Do? - Recloose feat Joe Dukie (Planet E 7")
Wayfaring Stranger - Jamie Woon
Wayfaring Stranger(Stitch Remix) - Jamie Woon(Live 12")
In The Morning(Alex Smoke Remix) - Junior Boys (Domino 12")
Side C - Radio Rudio(False Rosetta, Free103 7")
Jungle Man Corner - Smith and Mighty(Bass is Maternal, !K7 LP)
Hungry Bully - Kromestar(White Label)
Imitator - The Bug vs. Rootsman feat Daddy Freddy (Tigerbeat6 12")
Get Lost Babylon - Yabby You (Yabby You Disco 12")
???Ragga Jungle White Label????
Ghetto Story(Tester Remix) - Baby Cham feat Alica Keys(White Label)
Reggae Explosion - Philip Frazer(I Who Have Nothing, Razor Sound LP)
Nothing Ever Done Before the Time - White Mice(Basic Replay 12")
One For the Money - Leroy Smart(Jah Life 12")