Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Stinky Grooves 10.02.09 & Early burly in the Roots Garden

Gold Dust - Earl Sixteen (Roots Garden)
Herb Dust - Nick Manasseh (Roots Garden)
Cool Operator - Delroy Wilson (Jamaican)
Ruling Power - Prince Jammy (White)
Hijack The Barber - King Tubby (Clocktower)
Fighting Radics - Roots Radics (Selena)
Spliff Tail - Busy Signal (Jukeboxx)
Warzone - Peetah (Jukeboxx)
Clean Air Clean Country - Mista Savona ft Burro Banton (Savona)
Stumble & Fall - Mista Savona ft Junie Platinum (Savona)
In Jamaica - K'naan ft Buckshot
Last Man Standing - Vybz Kartel
Nah Ansa - Busy Signal 
No Games Rmx - Serani ft Raekwon (Daseca/Universal Republic)
Talk Of The Town - Tifa & Natalie Storm (Ward 21)
Backdoor Delivery - Timbalee (Ward 21)
Respect - Ward 21 (Ward 21)
Wine'n'Bubble Instr - Stephen McGregor (Big Ship)
Holy Jungle (Mark-E's Pressure Dub) - Ghost Note (Golf Channel)
Ant 10 (DJ Lindstrom Rmx) - Boredoms (Avex Trax)
Run (Rmx) - Ghostface ft Lil Wayne, Raekwon & Freeway (Def Jam)
Name Out Your Mouth - Durrty Goodz (Ultrasound Mixtape)
This Is What They Want- Durrty Goodz (Ultrasound Mixtape)
Drop (Instr) - Polow Da Don (Interscope)
Euros Vs Dollars (Pilooski Edit) - Octet (Dirty)
Love Is Wet - Pilooski (Astrolab)
Mutual Affection - In Flagranti (Codek)
The Illumanoids - Higamos Hogamos (DC Recordings)
A Trader In Furs Living In Exile - Luger E-Go (Crue-L)
Ant 10 - Boredoms (Avex Trax)
Seventh - Hudson Mohawk (Warp)
The Rope Tightens (Badawi Rmx) - Shackleton (Skull Disco)
Kingstep (Unitone HiFi Rmx) - Overproof Soundsystem 
Gone Water Gone - Lee Van Cleef (Greensleeves) 

Man, 2 nights of 100% humidity and it's perspirationtastique all over, rover. Some cool and deadly vibes are required, and who better to provide than the rarely off point Nick Manasseh, and evergreen, JA half-centurion Earl Sixteen. The first 'Roots Garden Showcase' which came out in the middle of last year, was decidedly pleasant, but in all honesty didn't send me scurrying off to the nearest online vendor of subsonic sweetness. However 'Volume 2' (with vocals from Danny Red, Ras Zacharri and the grande bateau Freddie McGregor) has done just that - wax is essential and obligatory, vital and necessary, for a gem such as this. 
It must be over a decade since Earl Sixteen was over here with the Mad (sad) Professor, and his voice was in immaculate nick then.  Given the right tune, Mr Daley can still undoubtedly come up with the goods. Giving the right tune is Nick Manasseh, veteran broadcaster, soundsystemite, producer and all round good geezer. We were lucky enough to receive a scorching remix from Nick back in the Unitone HiFi mid-90's,  and somewhere I have a second mix he did, that never got released. When I buck up on that CD/DAT/tape I'll whack it up right here.
In the meantime check this little vocal treat and then follow that stinklink to purchaserate (available on vinyl and digital formats at Juno). You know the dub is going to have it going on (and it does) so let this be a tease on your way to supporting quality UK reggae business. 
Earl Sixteen
Nick Manasseh & Brother Culture watering the Roots Garden.

We'll get that 'kin neverending list of 08 tunes sauteed soonest, and then about time for some more of Jason's pictures and some early/mid-90's JA cuts methinks.

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