September 7, 2011, at 9:01 pm
Check this great take on the Truth And Rights rhythm from from UK Hip-Hop legend Rodney P alongside The Peoples Army and Mighty Mo (Heartless Crew). The video was shot at one of the large student demonstrations earlier this year and after the recent riots is a great contribution to the soundtrack for the UK [...]
November 26, 2010, at 9:37 pm
Just out on Peckings are three 7″ singles on the 54-46 rhythm:
Gappy Ranks – Pumpkin Belly / Culan Luke – Hustler Mr Williams – In The Club / Sparkie – Playback Tenna Star – Thanks & Praise / YT – Save My Life
Pick of the bunch is the Gappy Ranks, whilst it doesn’t [...]
October 2, 2010, at 11:18 am
The tribute to Studio One by Gappy Ranks, Put The Stereo On has finally been released on seven inch single by Peckings. Voiced over Tunnel One, a Tommy McCook horns piece on the Hot Milk rhythm, this has been creating quite a stir for well over a year.
The tune was finally issued on [...]
July 31, 2010, at 12:34 am
I’ve always been pretty unsure about attempts to copy old styles of Jamaican music, be it “authentic” ska bands or efforts to faithfully reproduce the 70′s roots sound that frequently end up sounding either slavishly patronising or just plain wrong. The one exception I’d make is the recent spate of releases that have mimicked the [...]
June 30, 2010, at 12:52 am
Johnny Clarke’s Blood Dunza was a big hit for producer Bunny Lee when it was first released circa 1977. Now 30+ years later Frenchie at Maximum Sounds has taken the original rhythm (this sounds like the real deal – not a recut) and voiced some of the biggest modern roots artists on it.
May 9, 2010, at 6:45 pm
There have been some great relicks of old rhythms this year and you may think that another version of Stalag (AKA Stagalag) is unlikely to top these, but the new version by Shane Brown’s Juke Boxx records is threatening to do just that. Check the mix below for samples of some of the cuts, there [...]
May 3, 2010, at 7:09 pm
Loud Disturbance Records have just released a new cut on the Heavenless/Entertainment rhythm which they’ve named 50 Pounds. Heavenless started life at Studio One circa 1968 with the horns cut by Vin Gordon (though it’s sometimes incorrectly credited to Don Drummond).
Like so many classic Studio One rhythms it was ressurrected with great success in [...]
March 29, 2010, at 3:28 pm
More on a modern tip, UK based producer Frenchie of Maximum Sounds has just released a series of 7″s based on the Bunny Lee lick of the Studio One rhythm Creation Rebel – first cut by Burning Spear and done over for Bunny by Johnny Clarke. This release takes the original 70′s rhythm and updates [...]
March 27, 2010, at 11:32 pm
On DanceCrasher I rarely talk about brand new music that is coming out, there are two main reasons for this; firstly others better informed than me do it alot better, and secondly, really good stuff tends to be pretty rare these days.
One release that is good and looks like it’s going to be hard [...]
February 7, 2010, at 7:51 pm
Mungo’s Hifi have been big news for sometime now running a sound in Glasgow and building rhythms which though unmistakably modern manage to have a great retro feel without sounding naff. Their latest rhythm; Bad From is up with the very best of their work to date and features an impressive rosta of artists including [...]