Big up the ‘bonnet!

Big shout to Craig from Mungo’s Hi Fi/Scotch Bonnet Records who pointed us in the direction of the chart they did for the excellent dubstore records out of Japan earlier this month. And what a chart it is, there’s some brilliant stuff on this selection.

It includes some corkers, from bass bonkers from Von D, some very very nice modern skanking business from Squarewave/Sukh Knight (what a tune!), some goodies from the Scotch Bonnet label themselves (including Prince Fatty’s The Model!), a nice Wailing Souls on Jammy’s and a whole lot more.

This is a mix to be cranked up loud when you’re getting over a nasty virus (and dreaming of being able to go out and tidy that garden) and one to blow those bad germs away to infinity! Cheers to Craig and all at Mungo’s/Scotch Bonnet and keep up the good work with those cracking tunes!

1. Sir Spyro – Topper Top – Deep Medi Musik

2. Parly B, Danny T, Tradesman – Galang Riddim – Scotch Bonnet Records

3. Stalawa – Music with a Message – Foreign Mind Records

4. Von D, Egoless – Analog Sound / Bubble Beat – Scrub a dub

5. Squarewave and Sukh Knight – Way Of Life – Moonshine Recordings

6. Prince Fatty – The Model – Scotch Bonnet Records

7. Cornell Campbell – Nothing Don’t Come Easy – Jammys / Dub Store Records

8. Wailing Souls – Move On – Jammys / Dub Store Records

9. Michael Prophet – The Copa Come – Techniques/Dub Store Records

Big tune

Big shout to the Mungo’s Hi Fi camp again for this tune by The Hempolics – Love to sing as heard on The Rt Hon David Rodigan’s show last week and are the last few words at the end really “A bad man don’t use ketchup”? We do hope so!

The tune means a lot here as it’s based on possibly one of the first ever reggae tunes we can remember here at weeds, the great Clint Eastwood by Lee Perry. The original has a spoken intro that had us wondering at the time, from which planet does this record originate from?

And thanks again to the great website a wonderful resource for all things Lee Perry (here) for another tune on the Clint Eastwood rhythm.

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Thanks to our good mate Fliss for letting us know of this great event coming up in Wimbledon in a couple of weeks time. It’s free if you book in advance and it looks a great night. MC Asher Senator is launching his new book “Smiley and Me” and talking over some tunes too. A good night out in a library!

Friday night style

It was a week of mixed weather and also one of getting an irritating head cold toward the end of it. For the relief of a pounding head and aching limbs the most recent Rt Hon David Rodigan show was replayed a few times.

On the show he mentioned the productions of the great Lloyd ‘The Matador’ Daley which made us search out this little number (above) with a flip that was supposedly the first tune to dip into dub-wise tendencies. Rodigan played an early outing by the great U-Roy called Scandal (below) which is one hell of a tune! And below that is the original vocal from The Uniques. Big up the great Roddy for passing on the musical information as ever!

It’s now coming up to the time to tidy up those veg beds during the day and take it easy indoors in the warm at night. Big up that Autumn equinox!

On the air

The garden of earthly delightsA big shout to Shane Q from the excellent Garden of Earthly Delights on CRMK Radio for letting us know about Madtone’s session for the show from April 2006 on Mixcloud (it’s downloadable as well here.)

It includes some fine music from Quantic, Daedelus, Boom Bip, RCTJ Vs Quad90, Unity Cresent and more alongside the Madtone session tracks: Radio Is My Friend (16.47), E2 (The Lincolnshire Poacher) (38.04) and Calling Live On Channel (1.00.20.)

The show will be back on the air in the near future, broadcasting from a new improved CRMK radio studio that once was a public convenience. Keep em peeled here for news and links to lots of great mixes.