August 24, 2011, at 8:42 pm

Greatest Sound Of All

Another dubplate, this time Conroy Smith with the killer Greatest Sound Of All, a Jah Life production. This is on a Music House (London) dubplate but I don’t think it’s different from the issued version.

August 21, 2011, at 10:29 pm

Studio One Revue

Thanks to Carlton Livingston for making the following available: A recent live session in Helsinki, Finland, featuring Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston, Jim Brown and Alpheus. This was a warm up session for the full Studio One Revue at the Garance Festival in France at the end of July (see below). Backing is from Soul Stereo sound from France.

I haven’t listened yet but here is a download for the main session at the … continue reading…

July 28, 2011, at 11:37 pm

Mixed Up

It’s been a year since part 1 but the Tropical Heat site are back with another Studio One rhythm mix that merges the original foundation tunes with later 80’s and 90’s cuts. So alongside the Sound Dimension, Horace Andy and the Heptones expect the likes of Donna V, Ed Nangle and Jim Nastic…

Studio 1 Riddim Wise pt.2 by King Kong Disko on Mixcloud

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July 12, 2011, at 4:04 pm

Tighten Up – Natty Frontline meets Ras Digby – listen

Update due to the new server space I’ve now updated this with streaming versions of the three music files.

It’s taken a while to sort this one out but here by popular demand is the audio for the May 2011 Tighten Up with Ras Digby and Natty Frontline.

This was a heavy duty pure dubplate session with both soundmen pulling out all the stops. There is a tiny bit of hiss on the recording but … continue reading…

June 8, 2011, at 12:26 am

Roy Cousins dub

A duplate featuring a dub mix of the rhythm from Earl Sixteen’s Ginal Out There plus a next piece a dub of Walk With Jah by Charlie Chaplin and Jim Kelly.

June 1, 2011, at 9:24 am

Digital download

Another tough digi mix from Coolyuhtemper AKA Felix Hall. For the track list check him on Soundcloud.

80s Style: Part 1 by Coolyuhtemper

May 9, 2011, at 2:04 pm

More Studio First

Away from the controversy and on with the music. I don’t think this is new but I just heard this mighty fine Studio One mix at by Selecta Perilous.

No tracklist before anyone asks!

May 8, 2011, at 3:06 pm

Tighten Up: Never Grow Old – Listen!

At the end of April we were very proud to welcome Tommy Rocka Shacka to Tighten Up alongside ace soundman and our old friend Gladdy Wax. The theme of the night was less of a straight revive session and more of a focus on the 60’s sounds of ska, rocksteady and early reggae. We’d hoped for a great night and we weren’t disappointed with killer shots from both Tommy and Gladdy all night long (and … continue reading…

April 5, 2011, at 9:04 pm

Listen to Trash And Ready

Here is the audio for the Trash & Ready session from February, plenty of rub a dub and digital styles from selectas Cool Hand Luke, Felix Hall, Mistah Brown and Tim P and MCs Gadman (Jah Tubbys), Ras Jahny AKA Johnny Dollar (Nasty Rockers) Daddy Ranks, Champian (Tighten Up/Jamdown Rockers), GT (Jamdown Rockers) King Rahtid (Worries Outernational).

Part 1 Download

Part 2 Download

The next Trash And Ready session is on Saturday 23 April at … continue reading…

March 25, 2011, at 9:59 am

A nice Digi mix for the Trash & Ready Crew

Please tolerate the Dancehall/digital obsession for just a little longer…

Warming up for the Trash And Ready session at the Alibi in Dalsotn tonite I went looking for some new digital mixes and found a fine one posted by Billy_Boom on the Blood And Fire forum, a nice mix of (underplayed) big tunes and the more obscure – perfect.

Tracklist: Ranking Dread – Sting Stang Champion (Crystal) Jr. Delgado – Time to Work (Saxon) … continue reading…