SEEN on Nicolas L (ARiiSE).

posted on January 15th, 2011 by in Free Download, SEEN on

SEEN on Ariise

Our man DJ Shirkhan got in touch via Twitter a few days ago and told us:

Copy paste this link yer browser and a Swedish hip hop reggae collabo mixtape will land in yer inbox.

We did and it turned out that not only the first album (»New Europe« – featuring guest appearances by The Last Poets, Dead Prez and Promoe) from the Malmoe-based Hip Hop/Dancehall group Ariise was waiting but that one of the group members, Nicolas L., is wearing a SEEN shirt (»Words, Power & Sound«) on the cover.

Thanks for representing our stuff way up North, man!

PS: You can download the mix here and grab the shirt in the SEEN online shop.

»Love We A Go Spread« (Trojan Soundsystem Special).

posted on January 14th, 2011 by in Free Download

Trojan Soundsystem

Our man Trrbo pointed us to this gem of a special courtesy of the Trojan Sound System. It has obviously been around for a quite while without us noticing. Dubplatestep stylee:

Go outside. Look at the size of the building you’ve just vacated. Double it, square that, add three storeys less than you had to start with, take a sip of cola, double it again and this track will still be bigger than what you just built in your head. Trojan Sound System MCs Superfour and Jah Buck do the hard work here, grappling with Rusko’s »Jahova« then beckoning Chuckie Banton in for a gimme of a chorus. Get on it – colossal, strident, humping bass weight. – via RCRDLBL

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BTW: Trrbo will be working the Crux alongside Tommy Montana next Friday, the 21st when it’s BTCL time once again and word on the street is that a new underground rave with him and the whole Munich bass family behind the wheels will hit the Bavarian capital in February. Everybody be Rollin!

Vybz Kartel: »Benz Punanny« (So Shifty edit).

posted on January 8th, 2011 by in Audio, Free Download, Jamaican Artists

© Peter Dean Rickards
© Peter Dean Rickards

For Adijah Palmer aka Vybz Kartel‘s birthday – which was yesterday – our Fatherland fellows from So Shifty dropped a nice little edit of one of his lates tunes – »Benz Punanny«. Stream it below and download it from So Shifty’s Soundcloud outlet.

Vybz Kartel – Benz Punanny (So Shifty Edit) by So Shifty

Bruno Mars & Jr. Gong »Liquor Store Blues«

posted on December 7th, 2010 by in Free Download, Jamaican Artists, Photography

© Peter Dean Rickards
© Peter Dean Rickards

Even though I do not know how this Beatnick edit of Bruno Mars’ and Damian Marley’s »Liquor Store Blues« differs from the original version I posted back in September and despite the fact that every other Bruno Mars track I have heard so far was as whack as it gets, I am happy to have found a working download link for »Liquor Store Blues« over at Chromemusic. Especially as Peter Dean Rickards posted some nice shots from Junior Gong’s and Nas’ Distant Relatives show in Trinidad this week – which come handy for this post.

Definitely one of my top 10 reggae tunes this year.

Download Bruno Mars & Damian Marley »Liquor Store Blues« (Beatnick edit)

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WILDLIFE! feat. Terry Lynn »Nocturnal World«

posted on November 7th, 2010 by in Free Download, Jamaican Artists


The Swiss soundman WILDLIFE!‘s long-awaited new EP will be out on November 22nd.

It’s named »Buckup« and features vocal contributions from Sammy Dread, Major Mackerel and, of course, Terry Lynn – whereby each of the artists represents a different decade of dancehall music.

Check the track »Nocturnal World« with Terry as a little teaser below and make sure to get your hands on Douster‘s remix of another track – »Galang So« – over at Discobelle.