Saturday, 19 October 2013

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Roots Locker - ON.U Baked Reel Show

ROOTS LOCKER - ON.U BAKED REEL SHOW (320kbs/207mb/90mins)
DW Radio live broadcast: 3rd October 2013

Roots Locker presents: ON.U Sound ambassador Dr Dub
Patrick Dokter from The Netherlands joined forces with ON.U Sound director Adrian Sherwood in order to create a comprehensive digital archive from a massive collection of over 100 molded and degenerated 1/4" mastertapes. Hundreds of working hours were spent into regenerating these tapes to enable a transfer into digital format, uncovering an incredible collection of unreleased jewels from the early days of the label.
At Roots Locker, some of these long hidden gems will be unveiled for the very first time. You will be listening to the likes of Singers & Players, Creation Rebel, Dub Syndicate, Lee Perry, Mark Stewart and New Age Steppers...

Be in for a unique broadcast on the history of the mighty On-U Sound Records on October 3 (6 to 7:30PM BST / 19:00 - 20:30 CET).

Kicking off with a meandering dub of 'Blinkers' off 'Time Boom X De Devil Dead', with Scratch scatting around "somewhere there's a place for us" plus accompanying electric drill.

Next up a different mix of Jah Woosh's 'Woodpecker Sound'. Keith Levene's guitar a bit more muted than the released cut and some nice effects on the vocal.

Third track billed as Creation Rebel but actually saw release on a Dub Syndicate 12" circa 1982 as 'Got To Come Back' by Lizard (Keith "Lizard" Logan)/Undivided Roots. It sounded like the same mix as the 12", though about 20 seconds longer.

Now then, for me, the first killer - Singers & Players, I'm gonna call it 'Pushing On' - a lovely vocal on the Dub Syndicate 'Return To Stage One'/'Gather At The River' / Creation Rebel 'A Reasoning' rhythm. Some discussion as to the vocalist - maybe Lizard, maybe Eskimo Fox, possibly Donald Campbell - but I'm only guessing. Really nice tune, though I did keep expecting those Napoleon Solo horns to pop up.

Onto a slightly mellower mix of 'My Guiding Star' with a sweet Deadly Headley sax line weaving around the mix.

Up until now I would've gone for the above Singers & Players tune as my pick of the bunch, but then Patrick hits us with this one. Singers & Players again, featuring an unreleased Prince Far I chant on the mighty 'Kunte Kinte' rhythm, with most of Martin Frederix's penny whistle still intact. Heavenly.

Patrick then gave us a little Dub Syndicate mash-up of his own creation featuring 'Satan Side', 'Wadada (Means Love)' and 'Without Reservation'.

Another Singers & Players excursion, featuring Congo Ashanti Roy on the sublime 'Make A Joyful Noise', a straighter mix than the released cut and without the multitracked acapella section.

Back to 'Lows & Highs' era Creation Rebel, with a different vocal mix of 'No Peace'. Patrick mentioned it being just the backing vocals, but I couldn't really hear that. A treat though.

Another couple of 'Time Boom' tracks - more scatty Scratch vocals ("bullfrog lovers"/"alligator lovers") on 'Music & Science Lovers' with Deadly Headley's great sax and a mix of 'Jungle' with prominent Akabu vocals.

Finally finishing with Bim Sherman on 'Sit And Wonder' - a nice dubby long mix reminiscent of the one featured on the 'Reggae Archive Volume 2' CD and featuring again Jah Woosh. Great tune to finish with.

So big up to Patrick for letting us hear these treasures, and we won't dwell on the fact that Mr Sherwood had already dumped a load of reel to reels before he gave Patrick this bunch! - Ras Berry October 2013

Friday, 4 October 2013

Swampmaster - Rokkfourmix

SWAMPMASTER - ROKKFOURMIX (320kbs/158mb/69mins)
4th October 2013

Led Zeppelin - Rock And Roll (Atlantic)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising (Universal/Fantasy)
Nils Lofgren - Share A Little (A&M)
T-Rex - Jeepster (Telstar)
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Well - Part 1 (CBS)
Cream - Strange Brew (Polydor)
Original Mirrors - Reflections (Universal)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Soul In Chains (Mercury)
Echo & The Bunnymen - All My Colours (Warners)
Canned Heat - Let's Work Together (EMI)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (Reprise)
Dr. Feelgood - Roxette (EMI)
Rory Gallagher - Tattoo'd Lady (Strange Music Ltd./BMG)
Pete Townshend - Keep On Working (Atlantic)
Wishbone Ash - Time Was (MCA)
The Teardrop Explodes - Treason (Mercury)
Mountain - Tired Angels (To J.M.H.) (Repertoire)
Canned Heat - Going Up The Country (EMI)
Jethro Tull - Love Story (Chrysalis)

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Fred Deakin - Dommune Radio Japan 24.09.13

FRED DEAKIN - DOMMUNE RADIO JAPAN (320kbs/379mb/2hrs46mins)
Dommune Radio broadcast: 24th September 2013

DJ Mitsu - The Beats
The Mexicano - Move Up Starsky
Justin Timberlake Feat. Jay-Z - Suit & Tie (Mato Remake)
Aretha Franklin - One Step
Bruce Springsteen - I'm On Fire (Cousin Cole's Bad Desire Mix)
SWV - I'm So Into You
Unknown - Come Together
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody (Psychemagik Remix)
Faith Evans - Love LIke This (Pure P Remix)
Al Green - Let's Stick Together (Remix)
My Bloody Valentine - Glider (Weatherall Remix)
Frank Eddie - (Let Me Be) The One You Call On
Janet Jackson - My Body's On Fire (Late Night Tuff Guy Remix)
Warren Zevon - Nighttime In The Switching Yard
America - Muskrat Love (Remix)
Royalle Delite - I'll Be A Freak For You (Fon Force Remix)
Ingram - DJ's Delight
Frank Eddie - Body Call
Nick Lowe - (I Love The Sound Of) Breaking Glass
Jaki Whitren & John Cartwight - Clean Energy (Beard Science Re-Edit)

Williams - Confused Arp Disco
Zaar - The Clock Strikes Back
Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit Of Jazz

Boris Gardner - Melting Pot
The Limit - She's So Divine
Frank Eddie - The Man With The Funky Beat
Tag Team - Whoomp! (There It Is)
Lisa Left Eye Lopes - Block Party
- The Aspens Turning Gold
Squim - Forever More
El DeBarge with DeBarge - You Wear It Well

Joe Goddard & Boris Dlugosh - Step Together
Grizzly Bear - Gun Shy (Lindstrom Remix)
B-15 Project Feat. Crissy D & Lady G - Girls Like Us
Kon & The Gang - Get It Together
The King Kong Cast - Kwela Kong
Tommy Stewart Feat. Zernell & Rahaan - Bump And Hustle Music
Frank Eddie - Rap Romance
Tritons - Satisfaction
Average White Band - When Will You Be Mine?
Frank Eddie - You Got Me Singing
Ben E King - Stand By Me (Hole In The Wall Gang Re-edit)