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Raver Reviews: Dub of Thrones

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On Dub of Thrones VP/Greensleeves pits a purveyor of classic dub against one of today’s most talented, yet underrated dub producers. It is a clash of two heavyweights when the Waterhouse’s weighty Lloyd “King Jammy” James takes on the Sicilian soul pirate who sounds the system straight from...
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New Dreada Dub Mix Vol. 3! (A Midnight Raver Mix)

The dopest mix I could muster right now.  I’ll be leaving for a few days, but no worries, the blog is in great hands with our international staff of historians, collectors, DJs, and professional roots reggae heads.  Be back next week.  Until then, stay low and in the...
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Lacksley Castell “Princess Lady” (Extended) w/ version (Negus Roots)

Extended cut from the late, great Lacksley Castell titled “Princess Lady.”  Track was re-issued several years back on translucent vinyl by Negus Roots/Firehouse.  Recorded at Aquarius, JA and mixed at Ariwa, London.  Mad Professor on the mix.  A most crucial mix for this tune. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/100458727″ iframe=”true” /]
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MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ALBUM PICK OF THE WEEK

20TH CENTURY DEBWISE – DEB Music Players Produced by Dennis Brown and mixed by a young Prince Jammy at King Tubby’s studio in 1977, 20th CENTURY DEBWISE, featuring Dennis Emmanuel Brown’s Music Players, is an unparalleled adventure in dub and an interesting look at Prince Jammy’s emerging talent...
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Album Of The Week: King Jammy in Roots (Auralux)

This week’s album pick is a great 2-LP compilation from King Jammy featuring the likes of Hugh Mundell, Johnny Osbourne, Augustus Pablo, and Lacksley Castell.  While the song selections are great (we even get extended versions of Junior Reid’s “Jailhouse” and Michael Rose w/ Yabby You on “Born...
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Michael Rose w/ Black Uhuru & Yabby You “Born Free”

plus 2 rare Yabby You dubplates! What a heavy, heavy tune this is!  What happens when you pair the vocal stylings of Michael Rose and Black Uhuru with the rootical sounds and vibe of Vivian Jackson AKA Yabby You, and then mix it altogether in a dark, muggy studio in Waterhouse known...
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Pick of the Week: ‘Kaya Dub’ by The Aggrovators

‘Kaya Dub’ consists of some seminal instrumental dubs using the backing tracks from Bob Marley’s Kaya album, produced by Bunny Lee and mixed by Prince Jammys in the mid 70’s. Musicians used on this album were The Aggrovators, a band assembled by Bunny Lee and included at one time or...
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