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Ranking Joe & Echodelic Soundsystem @ Dublab

Ranking Joe

Given that Dublab has been with us for over 10 years now and are holding their annual pledge drive I thought I’d continue on the Dublab tip for a bit.  If you haven’t heard of Dublab yet I REALLY REALLY suggest you get yourself acquainted with em.  They’ve got SO much going on… Once you become a listener, consider giving a “proton grant”.

As can be seen by the previous post, Dublab brings consistent greatness.  This time a priceless set from Ranking Joe on the mic and Tom Chasteen on the turntables.  BRILLIANT!

Here’s how Dublab explained it:

“We were thrilled to have the legendary dancehall deejay Ranking Joe come by dublab for another session. He was in town to perform at Dub Club’s New Years Eve sound explosion so the good Mr. Tom Chasteen of Echodelic Soundsystem brought him by the lab for an amazing session anchored by Echodelic’s heavy selections and dubs. So amazing!”

If you are in or around LA make sure to make your way over to the DUB CLUB home of the Echodelic Soundsystem.

ENJOY!

DJ レゲンドRanking JoeはLos Angelesにある素晴らしいレゲーイベントDUB CLUBにSpecial GuestのためにLAにきました。LAにいる間にDub ClubのEchodelic Soundsystemと一緒にDublabのスタジオでこのsetやりました。本当に気持ちいい楽しいdub musicばっかり!

Dublabというvirtual soundsystemまだ知らない方がいったら是非web siteにいって、いろいろ聞いてみてください〜 〜 また素晴らしいall genre soundsystemです!

The Set

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WACKIE’S Mix (all originals) – by Tetsu

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This mix is a real treasure coming from a great DJ and friend Tetsu-san. Tetsu has blessed us by becoming a regular DJ at our monthly event “Dub Smokin” every 4th Sat. @ Drum Song in Shimokitazawa.  He’s been collecting reggae vinyl for over 20 years and usually puts the rest of us to shame with his wicked selection of mainly original presses.  Recently Tetsu-san has been setting a theme for his set each event, and last time at Dub Smokin was an all Wackie’s set which was just amazing – especially on a big soundsystem.  Tetsu was kind enough to record a sampling of his Wackie’s all original collection for us.   THANK YOU TETSU-SAN

こ のmixは最高な人とセレクターTETSUさんからきています! うちらが第四・土 下北沢のDrum Songでやっているイベント”Dub Smokin”のレグラーメンバーです。 20年以上Reggae Recordsを集まってる大先輩、いつも、いつも素晴らしいselection回してくれる。。。是非、見に来てください!!この間のDub SmokinでTETSUさんがALL ORINGINAL WACKIESセット回しました。それで、oursoundtracksのために同じようなmix作ってくれました。最高です!

WACKIE’S was an amazing “reggae” label/studio/store started in NY in the 70s by Lloyd Barnes (check wikipedia for more info).    Lo-fi, gritty, soulful, Wackie’s has been widely influential.

“Most if not all of the original (1970’s and 80′) Wackies recorded releases are out-of-print and in demand among reggae music collectors. Germans Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, passionate devotees of the label’s sound, have undertaken an extensive and ongoing 12″ and LP re-issue campaign for the label through an exclusive imprint in the Basic Channel record label family, bearing the Wackies logo and label design. To date, the imprint has put out work from artists such as Horace Andy, Wayne Jarrett, Love Joys, The Meditations, and Sugar Minott, as well as several strictly dub releases by Wackies-sponsored bands. ” – Wikipedia

For me personally this coming together of Wackie’s and Basic Channel was HUGE.   Just out of high school I really got into minimal techno music,  especially deep minimal stuff like Berlin’s Basic Channel and Chain Reaction, but new very little about reggae besides Marley and early ska.  At this time I had no clue about the connection between techno and reggae (more specifically dub).  A few years later my interest in techno waned and  interest in hip hop and roots/dub music grew.  When I later bought a Wackie’s re-issue I felt I had a divine revelation when I realized that this re-issue of reggae/dub was being released by none other than the minimal techno master minds of the previously mentioned Basic Channel and Chain Reaction, Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernestus.  It all came full circle to me.  I couldn’t believe I never realized it before, how massively  the Berlin minimal techno sound was influenced by the Dub music of the 70s and early 80s.  And now, here are my favorite techno producers re-releasing some of my favorite reggae.   It all came completely full circle when Ernestus and Von Oswald as Rhythm and Sound collaborated with original Wackie’s artists to release some absolutely  mind blowing electronic-dub versions of Wackie music.  Listen:

2000 年代に元minimal techno/minimal dub producers Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernustus (Rhythm and Sound) from the labels Basic Channel/Chain Reaction in BerlinがWackie’s再発をガンガン出しました。私は元々minimal techno djだったんで、このドイツ人二人大好きだったので、十年後、この二人は最高なレーゲを再発出してるのはものすごくうれしい偶然/運命でした。 そうし て、この円が完成したのはRhythm and SoundがWackie’s musician達と一緒に最高なelectronic-dub versions作りました〜 下にきいてみて:

Needless to say, when Tetsu agreed to make this all original Wackie’s set for the site I was thrilled.  Now, given everything I said about the connection between dub music/Wackie’s/and Berlin minimal techno, and if you’ve been a fan of the Wackie’s stuff re-released by the German label you may be expecting a set of all heavy roots and dub…this is not the case.  The Wackie’s studio and label produced a wide range of reggae music in its years of productivity.  This mix is a good sampling of that range…some of the stuff has been re-issued, but a lot of it hasn’t.

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[For a full (still being updated) collection of Testu’s Wackie collection go here]

NOW, FINALLY,  FOR THE MIX – ENJOY!

TETSU’S WACKIE’S ORIGINALS MIX

Skin Tight Part I  / Bullwackies All Stars

Look Over Yonder / Ras Ifton & The Zionites

Black Horns / Baba Leslie &  Mark

Jah Children / Johnny Osbourne

Come Let’s Go / Wayne Jarrett

Pollution In The City / Johnny Clarke

I Wanna Get Next To You / Andrea L’amy

So Much Loving / Chosen Brothers

Love Makes The World Go Round / Jah Batta & Positive Vibes

Stop The World / Ken Boothe & M. Lara

Prophecy / Horace Andy

Tribal War / Noel Delahaye

Loving Man / African Jamaicans

Creation / Itopia

Message From Jah / Itopia

It’s Like Yesterday / Noel Delahaye

Forward On A Yard / Leroy Sibbles & the Heptones

It Takes Time / Stranger Cole

Home By The Sea / Andrew McCalla

I Was Born To Be Loved / Andrew McCalla

What’s Wrong With You / Jerry Hitler

I Love My Music / Max Romeo

Forever And Ever / Lloyd Barnes

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miked (oursoundtracks)

music to remember BOB by

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i play once a month at a super sweet reggae bar here in tokyo called drum song this place has been my home away from home – Kaoru-san! DOMO DESU!! anyways, on May 11th, 1981 the world lost Bob Marley, and I just so happened to be playing a set at drum song that evening, so here’s what i put together. it’s not all bob marley songs, and only the first half or so is even bob related, but thats just how i kicked off the set. it was quite nice too, everyone had their lighters up for the first song. ha. for you heavy heavy reggae heads, stay tuned for the second half of the set…some wicked wicked tunes if i do say so myself…ahmen to the PK label. all vinyl except the first two tracks. このセットは5月11日に下北沢のドラムソングで回した。その日はBob Marleyなくなったの日なので。。。ちょっと ”we love you bob”のセットでした。前半だけだけど。 最初の曲からみんな火を上げてください!!

bob marley – selassie is the chapel

bob marley – forever loving jah
the chequers – get up, stand up
jacob miller – i’m a natty
ini kamoze & damian marley – world a jamrock (daddy g remix)
sparky – bring it back
early b – visit of kink selassie
stamma rank – taurus special (cuss cuss) – basic replay label
tappa zukie – jah is my guiding star – stars label
jackie edwards – so jah sey – gordon label
bob marley – satisfy my soul
baba leslie and mark – black horns – wackies label
lloyd charmers – darker than blue – PK label
carl bradney – slipping into darkness – PK
junior soul – super love – PK
leroy smart – love and happiness – PK
every dub is a star / dubbing at harry j’s 1972-75 – Jamaican Recordings label

RIP Bob Marley mix

RIP Bob

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music to get married by

SO, i just got married! here’s a little mix i made in stead of a dj. it was mainly just background music for when all my family members weren’t up there singing and making a fantastic wedding. it probably went largely unnoticed by most…except for a few of the aficionados in the crowd. so, for any who were there and curious about what exactly was playing, and for those who weren’t but enjoy a good mix of early soul, jamaican soul and reggae…here you are.

UPDATE – Based on this mix, the owner of my favorite local reggae dive in Shimokitazawa, DRUM SONG, and I decided to throw a wedding party with the whole night being themed around early soul/jamaican love songs.  We then made CDs of this mix (which you can now find below) and passed them out to all the guests.  A good good time it was!

Wedding Soul Mix – miked

Lennie Hibbert – Montego Rock
Timmy McNealy – I Am Glad You’re Mine
Brenda & The Tabulations – Hey Boy
The Rockmasters – Raining Teardrops
Lennie Hibbert – Moonlight Becomes You
Lil’ Bob – My Heart’s on Fire
Dennis Alcapone – The Wedding Song
Jimmy Cliff – Come Into My Life
The Melodians – Come On Little Girl
Alton Ellis – La La Means I Love
The Joytones – This Love That I’m Giving You
Linnie Hibbert – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Jennifer Lara – ?? – Off the ‘Studio One Presents’ album
Carlton and The Shoes – Sincerely Yours
Ebony Sisters & Mudies All Stars – Let Me Tell You Boy
Tony Gregory – Get Out Of My Life Woman
Delroy Wilson – Have Some Mercy
Carlton and The Shoes – Love Me Forever
Gregory Isaacs – Darling I Need Your Loving
Jennifer Lara – A Woman
Pat Kelly – It’s a Good Day
Timmy McNealy – What’s Going On
Johnny Osbourne – We Need Love

for sunny days off

this mix was in prep for playing at a small event we put on in Nagano last year; to see how the tracks went together. luckily it turned out ok enough to keep. old reggae and Jamaican funk. goes from toasted “DJ” style tracks through funk, rocksteady reggae; with a few James Brown tracks thrown in in honor of. i haven’t gotten around to putting the playlist together yet, maybe i will someday, or if asked. this is all vinyl except for the JB tracks. please download/stream and enjoy.

Jamaican Funk & Reggae (mix by miked)

for stoney days off

this set was recorded while i was living in Oakland. at that time i had recently decided to start buying some reggae, mainly re-pressed 7″s. this was my first ever reggae mix;playing nearly every7″ I had at the time. this set is all 7″s and is mainly heady roots-reggae and some dub. as with the Funk mix above, i can’t mix reggae and don’t have any effects so this is basically just playing one song one after the other with a concentrated effort to make that transition as painless as possible. this set is dedicated to sitting in Golden Gate Park eating avocado/cheese subs from Yellow Submarine with R. Rosen…homesick

Roots Reggae 7″s (mix by miked)

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CreLove Roots Mix from Japan

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Here we have a mix from another local roots music dj here in Tokyo.  He puts on an event at a nice reggae spot called ROOTS in Shibuya (see the flier above).  This mix was in a sense put together to promote that night.  CHECK IT OUT

このmixは渋谷ROOTSで第三火曜日にイベントやっているタクヤが作ったものです! ありがとうタクヤ!!ヤマン! ちょっとヘービ〜けど、心地いい感じです! CHECK IT OUTそうして、イベントもCHECK IT OUT!

CRELOVE MIX

Track List

1 SONG FOR MY FATHER/ROLAND ALPHONSO & BEVERLEY’S ALL STARS2 AFRICA/THE GAYLADS3 COME AWAY JAH JAH JAH JAH CHILDREN/THE BLACK SURVIVORS

 

4 CHILDREN OF GOD/PRINCE ALLA

5 CHILDREN DUB

6 SONS OF SLAVES/JUNIOR DELGADO

7 SONS OF DUB

8 1865(96°IN THE SHADE)/THIRD WORLD

9 THIRD WORLD/JOE GIBBS & THE PROFESSIONALS

10 RIGHTEOUS KINGDOM/AFRICAN BROTHERS

11 VERSION

12 FORWARD/PRINCE ALLA

13 DUBWARD/DWIGHT PINKNEY’S ALL STARS

14 GET ACTIVE/JAH MELODIE

15 DUB/SLIMMAH SOUND

16 DON’T GIVE UP/NAFFI-I

17 DUB MIX

18 CAPTIVE FREE/LEXXY

19 FREEMAN DUB/ROOTS HITEK PIAYERS

20 BEEN TALKING/MICHAEL PROPHET

21 JAH BLESSING DUB/GUSSIE P ALL STARS


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moorieman

for those old school Jamaican days…

a sweet mix from the man beihind the Studio One myspace page, the Moorieman. a great danceable mix of rocksteady and early-reggae. Thanks again Moorie!!

Moorie’s No Dancehall mix

music for night driving through a metropolis

here’s a nice mix of minimal dub/tech dub, again from mr. mooriman. a mix of old and new. minimalism and dub comin at you. Much thanks Moorie! check the playlist here

moorieman’s – dubminded

music for heavy nodding and swaying

and yet another FANTASTIC mix coming out of the moorie vaults! this a strictly heavy roots dub showdown…heavy and delicious!! RECOMMENDED!!

moorie meets the dubmasters

into-rock fort- Horsemouth
dubites green&gold – King Tubby
version 78 style – Glen Brown & King Tubby
dub mlpa – Tappa Zukie
africa love dub – Revolutionaries
mitchville rock – Glen Brown
wicked can’t run this dub – Glen Brown & King Tubby
symbolic dub – King Tubby Meets Roots Radics
shaka the great part 2 – The Overnight Players
scratch the dub organizer – Lee Perry
oragan satta – The Observers
upbeat version – Impact Allstars
star trek – The Vulcans
congoman chant – The Congos
river – Lee Perry Meets Zap Pow
REWIND!

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Pure niceness! Love to see the reggae massive hotting up Japan! One of the finest reggae record stores I ever visited was in Shibuya, so I know the massive is alive and well there. All the music is much appreciated and the “Moorie Meets the Dubmasters” is especially tasty!

Comment by Kris Oprisko

Searching for one Lennie Hibbert track and found this site! DL’ing the wedding mix just now and so far its great, new rare music for my ears, not the kinda thing your gonna find just anywhere – golden vintage sounding & sometimes scratchy, lots of bass and quite nostalgic. Fall deep in love to this music (: Peace & Love – Thank you

Comment by Ellis

Y£$ i !

Thank you for those good vibz & all work involved –

Long Life to :
Sharing is Caring

Praises for anotha Day

JAH BLESS

DeGun@usa.Com

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Ras – Tafari

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