Hey Kids, $mall ¢hange with another semi-occasional post to drop some mp3 science for yas. I'll try to make these tings more regular. Lately I've been getting into more and more old school dancehall, literally tons of great rekkids out thurr, with many underappreciated in collectro circles. So here's a few jams I have in heavy rotation at the moment...
Knight Rider 'Bad Boy Steppin'
crown heights is definitely steppin' to this jam off the 'Kuff' riddim. If you don't have Shelly Thunder's 'Kuff' I more than highly recommend.
Gregory Peck 'Informer'
on Stalag, same riddim as the classic 'Bam Bam' by Sister Nancy and 'Ring the Alarm' by Tenor Saw. I like how he riff's Jacob Miller's 'Tenement Yard' into some harder steez, and he continues the JA tradition of naming yourself after a celebrity (Charlie Chaplin, Clint Eastwood, etc). Sorry for the scratchy-ness on this one.
Courtney Melody 'Ninja Mi Ninja'
Rougher than Rambo. Courtney has one of the sweetest and toughest voices in reggae, and shoutout to Scratch Famous of Deadly Dragon fame for championing this one.
Thoroughbred 'Time Bomb'
Don't really know too much about this one, its from '83 and its definitely got style.
Also, if you're ever wondering what riddim a certain dancehall track is on, there's a few websites out thurr with large databases that cross reference artists, titles, and riddims. Very handy...czeck this.
And if you own a lil' sampler like a Dr. Boss and want to load up of classic sound efx, such as the bombs, lasergun, ufo, etc, head over to the selectors resource page at Deadly Dragon. Nuff respeck!