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Frenchtown HiFi vol. 1

FRENCHTOWN HIFI VOL. 1 (DUB versions only) by Chrisfari on Mixcloud

Frenchtown Hifi is a real heavyweight 2CD-release featuring top-notch french dubs by various dubartists like Jacin, Val Dawa, Ackboo and Fu Steps… This mix features the dub versions. The whole set is available on iTunes and on Spotify too.

The productions have a distinctive ‘french’ touch, mostly defined by a roots and dub stepper sound, but are spread out across the whole spectrum, ranging from Ackboo’s heavy “Lef Mi Nuh Babylon” to the mellow and conscious “Rise Up” by Inner Rose. There are also a few digital injections, courtesy of Creation Culture. -wordsoundandpower

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Reggae Heaven with Robin Catto

Reggae Heaven (K2K Radio) 7/3/14 by Reggae Heaven ~ Robin Catto on Mixcloud

A great roots show Reggae Heaven from Robin Catto. His mixes are always top! This one starts with a killer tune from Yami Bolo and continues with top tunes from the likes of Johnny Clarke, Black Uhuru, Jackie Mittoo and many more.

Robin Catto started DJing in 1984 and began his radio career at Sussex University’s Radio Falmer in 1985, joining Brighton’s pirate station Faze FM soon afterwards. In 1989 he joined up with Manasseh, the London-based reggae sound system founded in 1985 by his school friends Nick Raphael, Bill Tuckey and Ed Maiden. Over the years, Manasseh featured regularly at Notting Hill Carnival, and played many big dances including clashes with sound systems such as Jah Shaka, Jah Warrior, Volcano, Aba Shanti I, Jah Observer and Jah Tubby’s. Robin also regularly presented Manasseh’s Kiss FM radio show, a reggae institution which occupied the late night Saturday night/Sunday morning slot for 12 years from 1987 until 1999.

 

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Adam Prescott – Liberation Mix (FREE DL!)

Reggae Roast’s champion selecta and producer Adam Prescott has put together an exclusive mix ahead of the Bristol launch party for ‘Liberation Riddim‘. The third release to come out on Hundred Years.

This nice mix from Adam Prescott features artists like Judah Eskender Tafari, Linval Thompson, Blood Shanti and Kibir La Amlak. It starts off easy rootsy and smoothly moves onto some more serious steppers. Go on, click through for an irie free download!

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Roots Mix – Warrior Style by PapaB_onlyjoe

Warrior Style by Papab_Onlyjoe on Mixcloud

A nice and heavy roots mix featuring names like Johnny Osbourne, Jah Shaka, Riddim Tuffa, Mungo’s Hi-Fi… by PapaB_onlyjoe. This one stars with some laid back roots, continues onto some wicked Kunta Kinte riddim and ends up heavily steppin’. Enjoy!

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DJ Rootbwoy – Dub Secret Vol. 3: Return Of The Stepper

DJ Rootbwoy’s (Romania) rootikal and serious stepper mix featuring great, heavy dub artists like The Blackstarliners, O.B.F, Dougie Conscious, JahYu and many more! Uplifting vibes for all!