Archive for the ‘Dub/Reggae’ Category

0172 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Funeral @ 1:40

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

This a rare back catalog gem that feels special to find. It is not a Jump up Reggae tune, it is definitely a funeral song after you hear that trumpet.

But wow, try and handle 5 mins of radio after this.

Funeral 1:40 – 2:12

From Wail ‘n Soul’m Singles Selecta, released through Musicrama Records, 2006

0132 Mo Kolours – Intro/ Bakiraq @ 0:00

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

“…thank you very much for the opportunity to share with you a very wonderful, exciting, memorable, casual, experiences..”

Taking the whole intro off the EP and the first 10 seconds of the first track for this best parter…this guy found some space to inhabit in the music universe that is wholly his own. This music has a real spirit to it,  and he’s in good company with Bullion on One Handed Music. Check out the EP, and if you want more, check out this track.

Intro/ Bakiraq 0:00 – 0:38

From Drum Talking, released through One Handed Music, 2011

0037 Major Lazer – What U Like @ 2:00

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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I’m still getting into this album from Super-producers Diplo and Switch (the guys who produce M.I.A) and it’s pretty good so far. The whole thing is on this future electro dancehall vibe, and this track is the raunchy rub it down number.

Leading up to the 2 min mark, you’re on the typical Dancehall Riddim and it even goes accapella for about 7 secs, and then at 2:00, the beat done gone and switched up. As soon as I heard it, I knew I’d put it up here. I love the drum pattern, it’s got a lot of atmosphere, and it’s what I wanted to hear from these guys. Bonus points for the cover art and back story.

What U Like featuring Amanda Blank & Einstein 2:00 – 2:26

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From Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do, released through Mad Decent Records, 2009.

0023 Rhythm & Sound – Carrier @ 0:14

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

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First off, you need to know this is some heavy duty underground German shit.  These guys are techno masters from the heyday who created a new style of techno based on Jamaican dub music. Lots of bass, lots of washed out synths, delays, echos that last forever, and a static nothingness that lets everything fall into place.

This tune if off their self-titled CD that came out in 2001. Take a listen, this is a 60 second clip of the start of the song, and the best part is at the 0:14 mark. Right there, the stage is set. Imagine sitting in a movie theatre waiting for the movie to start, or waiting for the subway to arrive, and you hear this. Don’t look up!

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Rhythm & Sound Myspace – Unofficial