October 18, 2012, at 11:40 pm

A Full Experience with the Sound Doctor

Both Pressure Sounds and Sunspot have visited the Lee Perry catalogue this month.

Sunspot Records have reissued the five track Full Experience 12″ by Aura Lewis, this was originally issued on the Blue Moon label in France in 1990. The recordings date back to around 1978 but were not issued at the time due to various issues with Perry, his then wife Pauline Morrison and apparently Jimmy Cliff who was working with Lewis.

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July 11, 2012, at 10:45 pm

The Bass Culture Four

Bass Culture is a series of four double CD releases covering Jamaican music from the mid 60’s to the mid 80’s. Subtitled This Town Is Too Hot! for ska and rocksteady, Boss Sounds for early reggae up to 1972, When Reggae Was King for roots and Mash You Down for early dancehall up to 1985.

This series is a remarkable undertaking in that it has included productions from all the major players; Coxsone, … continue reading…

October 30, 2011, at 2:42 pm

A Smash from the Ethiopians

A second issue from Trojan within weeks of the death of Leonard Dillon, however in fairness to the company this was announced some time before Leonard’s passing. This time round there is a limited edition vinyl 7″ single using the old Smash label design.

The two tracks; I’m Shocking and Sign The Cheque are from 1968 or 69 and are apparently self productions. I’m Shocking is a nice up tempo early reggae tune that was … continue reading…

September 28, 2011, at 11:37 pm

Leonard Dillon RIP

Leonard Dillon, the Ethiopian, has died. A great talent is gone RIP.

August 6, 2011, at 10:08 am

Mighty Merritone

The fourth instalment of Merritone 7″ reissues from Dub Store are released on 22 August and unsurprisingly there are some more fine tunes on offer.

The Paragons – We Were Meant To Be/(Acappella) The Untouchables – I Do Love You/Mackie Mackie Roland Alphonso – Stranger For Durango/Sounds Of Silence The Termites – We Gonna Make It/The Ethiopians – We Gonna Be Free Hopeton Lewis – This Music Got Soul/Rocksteady

The acapella for We Were Mean … continue reading…

June 18, 2011, at 9:03 am

More Merritone

Dubstore have just confirmed the next five singles to be released from the Merritone series:

Tomorrow’s Children – Bang Bang Rock Steady / Rain (Rock Steady) [audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/11-06/bangbangrocksteady-rain.mp3] Bang Bang has been in demand for quite sometime mostly due to the novelty value as it’s a cover of Cher’s 1966 hit (sung by Nancy Sinatra in the film Kill Bill) Henry Buckley – Beware Of All Those Rude Boys / If I Am Right [audio:http://www.dancecrasher.co.uk/11-06/bewareofallthoserudeboysifiamright.mp3] A … continue reading…

October 10, 2009, at 3:19 pm

Something called Loving Reggae

Another old podcast is dusted off and given a new lease of life. This one is strictly 68-71 reggae styles. Once all the old podcasts have been removed from podomatic and put up here I may even try and get it together to do some new ones…

Loving Reggae by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Maytones – Loving Reggae (UK Blue Cat) GG … continue reading…

March 5, 2009, at 11:38 pm

Watch These Sounds at Tighten Up

To celebrate the return of Tighten Up this Saturday I thought I’d put up one of the most popular mixes I previously featured on the podomatic site. Enjoy.

Watch These Sounds – a third Rocksteady mix Rocksteady turns Reggae circa 1968

Watch These Sounds by Tim Dancecrasher on Mixcloud

Uniques – Beatitude (UK Island) John Holt – I’ve Been Admiring You (UK … continue reading…

December 31, 2008, at 2:40 pm

Psycho Rhythmic, a Studio One download

Another Dancecrasher mix is rescued from the obscurity of Podomatic, this time Studio One style. Enjoy.


You’ll Want To Come Back – The Ethiopians (Studio One 7″) People Keep Quarrelling – Alton Ellis (Grooving With Bamboo LP) Sunday Coming – Alton Ellis (Studio One 7″) Sunday Version – Karl Bryan (Studio One 7″) A Get It – The Lyrics (UK Coxsone 7″) Change Of Plan – Joe Higgs (UK Studio One 7″) In Cold … continue reading…

November 14, 2008, at 9:54 am

Rupie Edwards mix

The Dancecrasher mixes and downloads on podomatic are rarely available as the bandwidth available for free accounts is so limited. Eventually the podomatic account will be closed down but before all the mixes dissapear for good they will be made available for one more time here.

Starting off with a mix of Rupie Edwards productions. Download

Four great rhythms from the mighty Rupie Edwards dating from 1969 to 1972. Rupie is rarely placed in the … continue reading…