Not a prediction for today’s weather

We celebrated Record Store Day 2018 (supported by BBC Music) at Weeds by putting two coats of Cuprinol on a garden gate (supported by two ham sarnies, a posh sausage roll and copious cups of tea.)

The Scotch Bonnet crew did it in a far better style by releasing a belter of a tune using a vocal from the late great Bim Sherman (courtesy of Adrian Sherwood) over a hard rhythm built by Mungo’s Hi-Fi as you can hear! Already played on On The Wire and I can hear this going down a storm on KFAI’s Echo Chamber as well as many others. May Scotch Bonnet and Mungo’s keep putting out such fine music forever!

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A walking onion and a mid-week tune

This odd looking thing above is the strange Egyptian or walking onion and nearly ready to do its stuff. In a couple of weeks they’ll be bulblets growing at the top of the plant and possibly where that strange light green junction is on the stalk. We’ll keep you updated. More on the Egyptian onion here and here.

Big shout to Scotch Bonnet Records for letting us know about the latest release from Mungo’s Hi Fi  featuring the great vocals of Eva Lazarus called Live my life. Look out for Amsterdam as well from the same project. Both big tunes here at weeds! Available here and here.

Music for the greenhouse

Current listening at Weeds HQ are some mixes sent to us by Feminine Hi-Fi after finding out about them via the great Scotch Bonnet Records on Facebook. We contacted the all-women project soundsystem from Brazil who sent us some links to great mixes of Brazilian female reggae vocal tunes compiled by Dani I-Pisces from the collective. They’re are well worth investigating! Volume 1 is below and here’s links to Volume 2 and Volume 3. Who said Reggae isn’t outernational?

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