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90s Roots pt 2: Rastaman Rampage

90s Roots pt 2: Rastaman Rampage

Playing tracks by

Ancient Dwyer, FZ Francis, Mankind, Qshan Dia, Daweh Congo and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global roots reggae chart, 3rd in the global vinyl only chart and 22nd in the global reggae chart.

Another offering of early 90s Roots this week, again with cross over from 90s digi and the sounds used in dancehall productions coming in. Again, all on 7”, with the versions included. Kicking off with the killer and one away Rastman Rampage, followed by heavy and deep relick of Slave driver (check the Early JA digi & 80s Roots vibes mix for the original cut). Then the more digi-style 'Tanna ya' from Mankind (heavy and conscious lyric on the rising trend of Jamaicans emigrating to US etc in the late 80s/early 90s), 'Time' from Qshan Dia and the 90s Roots anthem 'Prophecy Reveal' by Daweh Congo -a 90s masterpiece in my opinion. Then some riddim runs , the first on Spider Ranks feat Ginni Pepper & Roger Robin, the second on Feel the Beat feat Pinchers and J Radics, and the third on How you fi say dat (more known for its dancehall release) feat Malvo and Red Rose on a killer Hot milk relick. The outro is a lovely Admiral Tibet on Junkyard 7” on the terrors of road blocks in JA.

Comments

kamal.
kamal.

love your mixes fam

Heala
Heala

Big up Kamal. Thanks for the support!

Duburban

turning it up to 11! <3 that Daweh Congo tune !

Heala
Heala

Big up Duburban! Yes yes, Daweh Congo is a pure killer artist, dubbed the new Burning Spear at the time. Bit of a roughneck character from what I hear, but pure Congo man Roots style releases. Close friend of Garnett's apparently. He spent a fair while in the UK, cutting some killer material for the likes of Cave Crew studio and Schema label (gotta few mix featuring these in the pipeline if interested). Son of Leo Graham (Perry artist stable)

Stereotone
Stereotone

Lot in common between your taste for reggae sounds and eras and mine, Rastaman Rampage was hard to get from the first day, still in my want list, Daweh and the next cut of Louie Culture on the same riddim are always in my record box since the day they went on sale. Great selection Heala, pure vibes

Heala
Heala

Yes Stereotone. I was thinking the same you know, total respect for your selection bro and a few of the cuts on your latest mix are on a mix I have in the pipeline (Fatal Vibes, Robert Mystic)... as well Ruffy & Tuffy 3rd World war, which I only discovered recently when getting the LP, on the back of knowledge shared by you (thanks again for that). I guess it's the Rootsman vibe running through: to me it seems you can find the Roots in any era/sound if look for it. I know a lot of Roots purists don't rate 90s stuff but I absolutely love it: it's when I started getting into Reggae and I've always loved the experimental vibe in that time and the re-emergence of Rasta themes and new generation/scene with massive talent and energy... and still very authentic back then...Yard sounds for a Yard scene. Daweh is defo one of my favourite vocalists of that scene alongside Paul Elliot and Doniki, but also really rate all the Xterminator, Star Trail, Xrated & Kariang crews! I'm slowly going through my 90s boxes and trying to think of mixes but there's just too much to mention! Anyway big up and keep up the good works!

PaddyRanx
PaddyRanx

Quick one, are you familiar with a tune called ‘London’s changing’, I think by a guy called Andrew Brown? Heard it on joey jay many many years ago and haven’t heard it since. I know your boxes run deep, any advice most welcome.

Heala
Heala

Big up Paddy, thanks for the support! I can't say I know that tune I'm afraid but I will make enquiries. Any clues? Style/era? riddim? label? UK production presumably?

PaddyRanx
PaddyRanx

Nuff respec’ for all of your offerings from old to the current postings, I’m listening in the background, wicked vibes!

Heala
Heala

Ancient Dwyer - Rastaman Rampage / version. //.
FZ Francis - Exploiter / version. //.
Mankind - Tanna ya / version. //.
Qshan Dia - Time / version. //.
Daweh Congo - Prophecy reveal / version. //.
Roger Robin & Ginnie Pepper - Nothing new. //.
Ginnie Pepper - Seli / version. //.
Pinchers - Enough is enough. //.
Jack Radics - Westbound train / version. //.
Anthony Malvo - Identify yourself. //.
Red Rose - Borderline / version. //.
Admiral Tibet - Road block /version