Mit ‘UK’ getaggte Beiträge

Trevor Sax, Pic by Tim Schnetgoeke

Animal London hat Trevor Sax in seinem Studio besucht und ihm seine Meinung zu DJs, Macbooks und Vinyl entlockt. Dazu stöbert er ein wenig in seinen Platten.

Im Rahmen seiner Soundchat Reihe hat sich Chin, von Irish & Chin Promotions, vor kurzem mit Tippa Irie in London getroffen und sich von ihm ein wenig über die  Anfänge seiner Karriere und Dancehall und Soundsystems in in England unterhalten.

Vibing with Tippa Irie was a real cool laid back experience.  From the plaques that decorated his studio, I could already tell that he has done well for himself.  It is always interesting to get the „how it all started story“ from an artist who is an over-achiever. As we all know, Tippa Irie’s career was centered around Saxon’s studio during the early stages of England’s dancehall movement. I have talked to a number of members of Saxon studio who became famous. The interesting thing is that they all recall their road to fame differently. There are many similarities in each story. But each member offers a unique perspective. One can only imagine how excited I was to get Tippa Irie’s version of the development of U.K.s early dancehall culture. The magnitude of Tippa’s contributions shocked me, as they extend way beyond the dancehall.  Sure, it started in the dancehall with Peter Metro, Tanto Metro, Pinchers and others sampling his styles…but find out just how he impacted the international scene!

Seht euch das ganze Interview auf an!


Seit gestern gibts auf dem Big Dada Soundcloud Kanal ein neues Lebenszeichen von DJ und Produzent Congo Natty, der wohl jedem DnB und Jungle Enthusiasten als einer der Pioniere des Genres ein Begriff sein wird.

Am 17.06. erscheint nun über Big Dada sein neues Album Jungle Revolution, von welchem dieser Track gestern als erster Appetizer zum freien Download veröffentlicht wurde.

Der Track featuret das Who’s Who der englischen Soundsystem Szene, die so zusammen noch nie auf einem Track erschienen sind.

Durch bin ich auf diese Dokumentation von 1981 gestossen, die es komplett auf Youtube zu sehen gibt und sich primär mit Sir Coxsone und Young Lion aus England auseinandersetzt.

Viel Spaß beim anschauen!

Sound Business is an early ’80s documentary directed by Molly Dineen that focuses primarily on England’s Sir Coxsone and Young Lion sound systems. For those unfamiliar with reggae-dancehall culture, the film is a solid primer as uniquely-voiced narrator Mikey Dread leads you through a fascinating view of an underground music network that stays true to its Jamaican roots, giving viewers not only some glorious vibrations for your ears but some insightful interviews as well. Come see the crews make dubplates, build custom speakerboxes, and engage in a sound clash for the finale.

The peeps of Shimmy Shimmy did this nice interview with UK Reggae Artist Mr. Williamz.

What name were you performing under at the age of 9?

At first I wasn’t using no name, cos I wasn’t planning anything, [deejaying] wasn’t my main desire, it was just something I got drawn to. So I didn’t have a name, I was just using my real name, Micah. Then when I started high school at the age of 10, they would have concerts at school on Fridays, so my friend encouraged me to perform. I went to an audition, the guy said flash a lyric and so I did and he said ‘yeah man, you sound bad ya know’ and he said ‘what’s your name’, and I said ‘Micah’, and him say ‘no, what’s your name, we want to put you on the poster’. He wanted to know my artist name but I didn’t have a name so he just called me Apache. He did the poster and then everybody knew that was me, just through the resemblance. Cos in Jamaica, if you have a slight Indian resemblance, they’re gonna call you apache or Indian or coolie man or something. Like Super Cat, he did the Wild Apache thing. So it just stuck and people were using that name for me, until about ’92, when i put on ‘cat’, cos I was coming in the style of Super Cat, the same energy to how we flex. That’s when I came to London. In London there was already Apache Indian, there was UK Apache, that’s why I changed to Kool Cat after cos I didn’t want people to mistake it, or think ‘yo he’s trying to be like Apache Indian, or UK Apache’.

Head over to Shimmy Shimmy for the full interview.

In case you’ve missed the last 50 years of Jamaican Music, the Heatwave sums it up for you guys.

Jack it up selector! The Heatwave cram the biggest UK hits to come out of Jamaica into one crazy mix: 50 years + 83 tunes x 73 minutes = approximately five million rewinds. These songs have been pulled up, wheeled, rewound and replayed literally MILLIONS of times – in bedrooms, house parties, blues dances, nightclubs and raves throughout the UK.

To celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence, The Heatwave’s quickfire insanity-inducing DJ style is applied to half a century’s worth of classic tracks. 50 years of Jamaican sounds hyping UK ravers. How many times will you rewind this mix?


1. Jimmy Cliff – Miss Jamaica
2. Millie Small – My Boy Lollipop
3. Prince Buster – Al Capone
4. The Techniques – Queen Majesty
5. Slim Smith – My Conversation
6. Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
7. Eric Donaldson – Cherry Oh Baby
8. Desmond Dekker – Israelites
9. Max Romeo – Wet Dream
10. Trinity & Marcia Aitken – Three Piece Suit
11. Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking
12. Junior Byles – Fade Away
13. U Roy & The Paragons – Wear You To The Ball
14. Bob Marley – Is This Love
15. Janet Kay – Silly Games
16. Louisa Marks – Caught You In A Lie
17. Mad Professor – Kunta Kinte
18. Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
19. Mighty Diamonds – Pass The Kutchie
20. Horace Andy & Tappa Zukie – Natty Dread Weh She Want
21. Jacob Miller – Tenement Yard
22. Culture – Two Sevens Clash
23. Aswad – Warrior Charge
24. The Specials – Ghost Town
25. The Specials – A Message To You Rudy
26. Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going
27. Dennis Brown – Revolution
28. Barrington Levy – Murderer
29. Triston Palmer – Raving
30. Papa Levi – Mi God Mi King
31. Sister Nancy – Bam Bam
32. Tenor Saw – Ring The Alarm
33. Wayne Smith – Sleng Teng
34. Half Pint – Greetings
35. Smiley Culture – Police Officer
36. Tippa Irie – It’s Good To Have The Feeling You’re The Best
37. Beres Hammond – What One Dance Can Do
38. Admiral Bailey – Punaany
39. Super Cat – Mud Up
40. Shabba Ranks & Krystal – Twice My Age
41. Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb
42. Chaka Demus & Pliers – Murder She Wrote
43. Mr Vegas – Heads High
44. Beenie Man – Who Am I
45. Glamma Kid – Moschino
46. Shaggy – Oh Carolina
47. Ratpack – Searching For My Rizla
48. SL2 & Jah Screechy – On A Ragga Tip
49. The Prodigy & Max Romeo – Out Of Space
50. Dawn Penn – No No No
51. Deep Blue – The Helicopter Tune
52. Gregory Isaacs – Rumours
53. Leviticus & Jigsy King – The Burial
54. Top Cat & Congo Natty – Love Mi Ses
55. Congo Natty & John Holt – Police In Helicopter
56. General Levy & M Beat – Incredible
57. UK Apache & Shy FX – Original Nuttah
58. Ritchie Dan – Call It Fate
59. Zed Bias, MC Rumpus & Nicky Prince – Neighbourhood
60. Ms Dynamite & Sticky – Booo!
61. So Solid Crew – Oh No
62. Pay As U Go – Know We
63. More Fire Crew – Oi
64. Kano – Boys Love Girls
65. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
66. Benga & Coki – Night
67. Richie Spice – Marijuana (Coki Remix)
68. Serani – No Games
69. Mavado – So Special
70. Mr Vegas – I Am Blessed
71. Sean Paul – Get Busy
72. Tony Matterhorn – Dutty Wine
73. Donaeo – Party Hard
74. Lil Silva – Seasons
75. Lil Silva – Different
76. Gracious K – Migraine Skank
77. Damian Marley – Welcome To Jamrock
78. Cham – Ghetto Story
79. Gappy Ranks – Stinkin Rich
80. Gyptian – Hold Yuh
81. Vybz Kartel, Popcaan & Gaza Slim – Clarks
82. Beenie Man & Future Fambo – Rum & Red Bull
83. Stylo G – Call Mi A Yardie

[Listen] JA in the UK

Veröffentlicht: 6 August, 2012 in 4. Miscellaneous
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Listen this great feature on BBC Radio 1 xtra

To celebrate fifty years of Jamaican independence, 1Xtra Stories explores the massive impact that Jamaican culture has had in the UK.

Artists of Jamaican descent including Wretch 32, Ms Dynamite and Gappy Ranks celebrate and dissect what makes their culture so unique and influential, while Yasmin, Mz Bratt and Toddla T share how their journey into music can be accredited to the small island in the Caribbean with the largest voice.

We also go into the kitchen with the Jerk King of the Midlands, hear about the importance of humour in Jamaican culture and how parts of the language have filtered into the way we speak, and ultimately explain why Jamaican culture has been embraced so wholeheartedly in the UK.