dj zhao - Balmyard Rockers

re-up with new cover for those who missed the bus last time round...

more than a few would agree that modern roots music have made a powerful comeback, after an entire decade or more of taking the backseat to dancehall ragga. this one is all about the conscious side -- a few of my favorite cultural "one drop" riddims from past few years, and a few all time classic cuts. (this is from 2 years ago and today i would have left out the tiny bit of junglism but whatever)

balmyard means a place of medicine, of magic and healing. this mix excludes slackness and gun talk almost entirely (only 1 tune - Cham, kind of heads in that direction, but not really); you will find no chi-chi-man bashing, no misogyny here.

01 Sophia George - Lazy Body
02 Washington Nooks - Can I Get A Witness [Onward Forward riddim]
03 Baby G - In The Streets [World Jam riddim]
04 Cham - Rude Boy Pledge [Stage Show riddim]
05 Version [Crystal Woman riddim]
06 Sizzla - I Wanna Know You [statement_riddim]
07 Sizzla - Jah Knows
08 Horace Andy - Good Will Survive
09 Braveheart - Oohhhh Ahhhh [Hard Times riddim]
10 Chuck Fenda - Jah is Worthy [Hard Times riddim]
11 i wayne - Rasta Tell Dem All the While [Hard Times riddim]
12 Horace Andy - Mek It Bun
13 Collie Buddz - Come Around [Last war riddim]
14 Alozade and Hollow - Under Me Sensi [Clappa riddim]
15 Congo Natty - Jah is My Guide
16 Cham featuring Mr Easy - Funny Man
17 Natural Black - Defend the Herbs [Defend We Own riddim]
18 Singer Blue - If I Know Jah
19 Lady Saw - Getting Hard [Confessions Riddim]
20 Kiprich - Tell Me [Confessions Riddim]
21 Unicorn - Remenber [Confessions Riddim]
22 Version [Confessions Riddim]
23 Sizzla - can not find this cut sorry
24 Selah Collins - Pick a Sound Version



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Uhm, this is doooope. Much thanks.

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Anonymous said...

This mix is awesome...lovin' it up!


mejae said...

still lovin this mix! classic.

koyaanisqatsi said...

MIDNITE! incredible modern roots. do you know them? check this out: recorded live to 2 track tape, no overdubs or effects of any kind. lyrics are amazing.


also their album "unpolished" is totally essential.

great blog, btw!

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