20 best reggae 45s of the noughties – PART TWO

Damian Marley – Welcome to Jamrock (Ghetto Youths United 2005) As I said at the time: “It’s fair to say that Bob Marley had a load of kids. It’s probably only slightly contentious to point out that, whilst many of them have entered the record industry, not many of them have produced anything of much …

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10 worst things about reggae in the noughties

Consider this your grumpy intermission. Part Two of “The best reggae 45s of the noughties” will follow shortly… Riddim Albums 20 cuts, 40 cuts, but how many are worth playing more than twice? Riddim albums made economic sense. If you look at the Greensleeves discog for the end of the 90s they were releasing 5 …

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UK reggae and the National Front

(or: Smash the National Front – part two) A little bit of audio for you after all that book-reviewage last week:

Here is a short mix of reggae tunes concerned with the National Front. There is a track by track breakdown below, but what I found surprising was how few tunes there were given …

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Blogariddims 40: John Eden & Grievous Angel present grime in the dancehall

74 minute special! Lyrical onslaught! Shocking out! You can also download the mp3 and all previous episodes (which you should do, definitely) direct from http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogariddims/ or via itunes music store. Details of how to subscribe to Blogariddims Direct link to the mp3  

00:00 Introduction 00:26 Neckle Camp feat. Jammer, Rinse FM 01:02 Turbulence acapella …

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blogariddims 19 / john eden – bounce me back to 98

riddim / original label / producer Broke Bottle / Q45 / Desmond & Rupert Blake 1. Egg Nog – Getaway Driver 2. Beenie Man – Always Be My Baby 3. Harry Toddler – Get Gal Easy 4. Version Baddis Ting / Hi-Profile / Richard Browne 5. General Degree – Miss Gotti 6. Chico – …

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Answer Riddim Clash – John Eden round

Here is my contribution to this week’s big news. John Eden – Answer riddim mix clash by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud

45 minutes of prime reggae, rocksteady and dancehall – on varied (but all excellent) cuts of the Answer Riddim. A one take live mix, with a few exclusive contributions from Hackney’s best female MC. …

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