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Sound Travels Monday...Reggae Roots

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Sound Travels Monday Reggae Potion

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Sound Travels goes back to the root today with music from my favorite style, and the one that got me started with this whole DJ thing; Reggae. I feel like I already play plenty here through ST, but the case remains more valid that I rarely devote an entire week to it. So here in the so-called dog-days of summer I have an irie blend of cuts old and new. The sound leans ever-so-slightly towards the production of Lee "Scratch" Perry, but otherwise has a touch of early dancehall from Sister Nancy, whose claim to be first female DJ (i.e. MC) may in fact be close to the truth; "Bam Bam" certainly is her most timeless anthem.

Brand new music from British Colombia's Big Bass Theory, a bass-driven riddim from a cat named Sean "Sirbassa" Hill, whose band makes killer reggae tunes without derivation-- roots to branch. And the album Iscored that cut from is Right as well, called One Dub, it thankfully is not just that(that's just what it is.) A super-classic cut from Augustus Pablo's collabration with the aforementioned Lee Perry, g'waan and "Vibrate On." Into another fave from lover's rock crooner Junior Delahaye, a stunner from Brooklyn-based Bullwackies reggae label. If there is a more underlooked and better label than this one, let me know!

Even gotchya a reggae cover of the White Stripes' "7 Nation Army." this one is from The Dynamics, off their very nice album Version Excursion, which hits each cover in a way that never feels mercenary, still feels reggae. The end is never, but here it is, one of the first dub reggae songs I ever heard, Sly & Robbie's absolutely crucial "Burial Dub." Enjoy.

Tracklisting:

Bob Marley “Jamming” B Is For Bob

Bob Skeng “Signs” Rewind Selecta: Up Tempo Collection

Sister Nancy “Bam Bam” One,Two

Big Bass Theory “All Of Us” One Dub

Augustus Pablo & The Upsetters “Vibrate On” Arkology

Dunior Delahaye “Working Hard For The Rent Man”

The Dynamics “7 Nation Army”

Sly & Robbie “Burial Dub” Dub Massive vol.1