Playing tracks by
Time Unlimited, Knowledge, Jah Fuzzy, Hugh Mundell, New Breed and more.
This show was 3rd in the global roots reggae chart, 4th in the global vinyl only chart and 27th in the global reggae chart.
Coming in a little different this week. This one focusses on the rise of syndrum and synth sounds on productions /labels with slightly more outward/international outlooks than the ones aimed strictly at JA dancehalls. A different sound to the pure yard dancehall and (later) digital which continued in parallel, through to the early 90s. As with all styles of this wonderful music, some productions were softer/commercial, some deeper and with Rasta Roots and Sufferer themes… some real gems to be found as ever! Kicking off with a killer and infectious one away 7 by a young Time Unlimited vocal band, with an equally killer follow up by Knowledge, then an obscure 7 by Jah Fuzzy. Next up couple Hugh Mundel and New Breed (LP) cuts. A killer I Kong relick follows, then a quirky ‘North Coast-style but killer still’ Dean Frazer and 2 classics/big tunes of the genre: Look what a gwaan and Informer. Finishing off with Sleepy on ‘How sweet it its’ riddim and a killer ghetto-style Knowledge track.