Papa Levi chapter two: Onwards & Upwards

Previously, in the Papa Levi story Riding the crest of a wave, Levi then became the first Saxon MC to sign a deal with a major label in the form of Island Records. Island are mainly associated with “album-ised” 70s JA roots like Marley and Burning Spear (as well as worthies like LKJ) but it …

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something is moving… beneath our feet

I wouldn’t normally put such big pics on here, but JESUS CHRIST! That ain’t “normal”! Everyone in our household, and all the adults we’ve shown this to have completely freaked out when they’ve seen it. 4 year olds seem immune and reckon it’s hilarious, which frankly is all for the best… I think. It’s been …

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On The Goddamn Wire!!!

Steve Barker’s “On The Wire” radio show is 20 years old and should be familiar to many of my readers. The show has featured legendary tie-ins with Lee Perry, On-U Sound and a host of others as talented as they are diverse. Barker also contributes the monthly dub reviews column to The Wire magazine. Reading …

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COMPETITION TIME!

Win the entire JUNK back catalogue! You lucky lucky people! Aphasic is a stalwart of the breakcore/speedcore/whatevercore scene. He was one of the founders of the legendary Dead by Dawn nights at Brixton’s 121 Centre and released a number of tunes on the seminal Praxis label before starting his own Ambush Records with DJ Scud. …

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Papa Levi chapter one

“Yeah… In smoking sensimiella you gotta give thanks and praise unto the almighty Lord God Jehovia… do it Jah… MURDER!” Maxi Priest and Paul “Barry Boom” Robinson produced Philip Levi’s “Mi God Mi King”; the first vinyl outing for a member of the troupe of Saxon MCs (more about them soon). The tune originally came …

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Why you are WRONG about Maxi Priest

“What? Is this some kind of post-ironic ironic thing?” – a fictional uncarved blog reader… Cos, obviously he’s rubbish reggae, isn’t he? The apotheosis of crossover crapness – watered down JA vibes for tourists on beaches and that guy from accounts who made an arse of himself at this office party. It’s reggae-lite for people …

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Boom Boom Bashment mix

John Eden vs Paul Meme – Boom Boom Bashment Mix 63 minutes 9 seconds/87Mb/192K stereo zipped mp3 (right click and “save as”) Quite clearly there is no way I’m going to out-do the sheer balls-out hyperbole of Paul’s sleevenotes, so I’ll keep it personal… For me, this mix started before Shake The Foundations volume 1 …

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DJ Broken Yolk – Keep it Chopped mix

Ladies and Gentlemen, we present for your delectation, a load of rough with a dab of smooth, the massive sounds of…

Now hosted by the good people at http://www.londonsoundscape.net/ Tracklist: 1. pierre henry – la dixieme symphonie 2. king tubby – a rougher version 3. sweet sweetback’s badass song 4. bong ra – soundwave …

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Lyric Maker (from England and Jamaica): John Eden and paul.meme present a JA vs UK Soundclash

Me and Paul Meme have come up with a new mix for download – Jammys digital to start, but mainly mid 80s fast chat cockney business. Essentially the product of too many evenings round at mine while Paul was staying over. I’d play him my records and then he’d go away and painstakingly muck about …

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