Weeds on the wire

Socialism train

Socialism Train – 19 in a socialist reggae style

Big thanks to Steve Barker from the excellent On The Wire on BBC Radio Lancashire for supplying this ace reggae chart for us. On The Wire has been playing the best in reggae, dub, electronica, ambient and all sorts of eclectic business weekly for over 30 years and is available Saturday midnight here and available on listen again here.

So here’s the tunes and there’s some crackers on here. If the tune is not featured, click on the links to view on youtube.

Cheers again to Steve for the chart, shouts to Fenny and Jim at On The Wire too. Keep up the good work!

1. Ethiopians – Socialism Train
2. The Mighty Diamonds – I need a roof

3. The Heptones – Equal rights
4. Peter Tosh – Get up, stand up
5. Burning Spear – Social living
6. Abyssinians – This Land is for everyone

7. Derrick Morgan – People’s decision
8. Max Romeo – Socialism is love

9. Dillinger – Crashie First Socialist

10. King Tubby – Big Youth King Tubby fights against capitalism
11. Freddie McGregor – I’m a revolutionist
12. The Youths – We a socialist (version)
13. Prince Jazzbo – Step forward youth

14. Jeb Loy Nicholls – To be rich (Should be a crime)
15. Still Cool – To be poor is a crime
16. Johnny Clarke – Declaration of rights
17. I Roy – Every mouth must be fed
18. Gregory Isaacs – Working class

19. Screechy Dan – Raise Your Glass Fi Di Working Class

Two for christmas eve eve

Protoje Ft Chronixx – Who Knows (Gregory Morris Dub Mix)

African Sciences – Circuitous – Pan
Two for playing very loud while wrapping up those christmas gifts or dancing around the back room with a Baileys to, celebrating the start of this festive season (and to blot out out the thought of how much brass you’ve already spent on presents!)

Every night is dub night here

Dubmatix – Celebrate my love (featuring Jay Douglas) – Victor Rice Dub

Here’s a brilliant dub by Victor Rice of a track by Dubmatix I had no idea about until I heard it on the brilliant Addis Pablo live at Kingston’s Dub Club 3hr mix on youtube which we featured in a post a few weeks ago here.

And below is the vocal version which is great too, the both of them from a few years ago but still sounding very fresh! Two tunes that will blast any stubborn mould clinging onto the inside of your greenhouse windows!

Dubmatix – Celebrate my love (featuring Jay Douglas)

Dub gardeners around the world unite (pt 2)

A big shout to our good mate across the pond, Dr Strangedub for linking us up with Med Dred from the wonderful island of Cyprus. As well as releasing some top tunes (check out “empty words” and it’s dub, “dub-o-phonic words” for pablo inspired vibes. All available for free on the  EP on the dubophonic net label) Med Dred grows some top veg as well!

cherry tomsThanks for the pics which show some Cherry Tomato’s and great Bell Peppers which are now steaming ahead as the summer heat in Cyprus is now dying down and some well healthy Rosemary, Mint and Thyme in the herb stakes.

it's a pepper



Thymeit's hot!Med Dred also let’s us know of some top tips of his. One which I’m well fascinated about is that he has to spray a mixture of water and baking powder (which you can see traces of above) on his plants once a week to stop the mad looking Phylliidae leaf insects aka “walking leaves” from playing havoc which we don’t get in the UK thank the lord! And we complain about our slugs and snails!

LeafInsectEvery day he also takes off white flies by hand off his Tomato plants and puts used teabags into the garden regularly which helps the soil and the plants to grow (we love used teabags here too which we bung in the wormery or compost heap depending what mood we’re in!)  Ta for the pics and tips, love it! Big up the Med Dred!

Do send us your garden pics, dubstep, funk, metal  or soul gardener, we don’t care! Send your pics with some text to onedeckpete@gmail.com

Nice and easy on a Sunday night (Version 2)

Dub Spencer & Trance Hill vs Umberto Echo –
The World Is Dub Enough

A lovely bit of tripped out wobble-esque dubwise (circa PIL’s “Radio 4” even though Keith Levene claims he played the bass on that track) from the Echo Beach stables. Heard this on Terry C’s WLUW-FM show the other week. Subtle as anything and a bit of a grower. One for examining the contents of your seed tin to. Excellent!