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80s/90s Syndrum Roots pt1: Back fire

80s/90s Syndrum Roots pt1: Back fire

Playing tracks by

Time Unlimited, Knowledge, Jah Fuzzy, Hugh Mundell, New Breed and more.

Chart positions

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.

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Sebastiaan Verschooren

High mundell wow thanks!!!

Heala
Heala

YEs yes. Love that one too. Came on 12 and LP, nice LP actually- Arise.
Thanks for checking it

Og Akasha
Og Akasha

I possibly can't wait for part 2. Classic stuff

Heala
Heala

Haha! Part 2 is in the pipeline ;)

Karl Kenyatta

What a beautiful selection once more from you! Big up Heala, love this ya style. Horace Andy wears the crown in this one!

Heala
Heala

Yes Karl, thanks for checking it. Agree on the Sleepy cut, nice relick of the Studio One classic how sweet it is riddim. Thanks for your mixes too

Og Akasha
Og Akasha

love the style ....heavy tunes in this ya mix. well served sir Heala.

Heala
Heala

Big up, thanks!

Heala
Heala

Big up Derick, thanks for checking it.

Loic Faure

Top ! le trevor junior - crac k no dash serait passe a merveille dans les premieres ! big UP!

Heala
Heala

Yes Loic. Bien vu!

Heala
Heala

Time Unlimited - Back fire. //.
Knowledge - Revelation. //.
Jah Fuzzy - Mother mother. //.
Hugh Mundell - Hey good looking (Discomix). //.
Hugh Mundell - In the ghetto. //.
New Breed - Wasting time. //.
Pablo Moses - Africa is for me. //.
New Breed - Road to Zion. //.
New Breed - Orange grove. //.
I Kong - Whoe whoe. //.
Dean Fraser - Island in the sun. //.
Talisman - Look what a gwaan / version. //.
Iqulah Rastafari - Informer / version. //.
Horace Andy - Place I want to be. //.
Knowledge - First Street Rock