00:26 Neckle Camp feat. Jammer, Rinse FM
01:02 Turbulence acapella
02:06 Turbulence Notorious (THC Muzik 7) 2005
02:40 Trim & Radioclit Turbulence remix (from Soulfood vol 1) 2007
I love this whole intro section and though I say so myself, Iâm delighted with how the Jammer loop combined with the Turbulence acapella. Having the Jammer radio excerpts really lifted the mix and Iâm grateful to John for providing them. Thereâs a definite tip of the hat to Prancehall here too!
06:45 Richie Spice Marijuana (from Spice In Your Life 2004)
08:25 Jammer Burning (from Are You Dumb vol 2) 2007
A heavily edited Richie Spice leads into Jammer riding Cokiâs riddim the only reference to dubstep on the whole mix, and of course itâs pretty grimey dubstep. A bit of a step back in energy from the loud arrivial, too.
10:45 Bob Marley and the Wailers So Much Trouble in the World (from Survival, 1979)
14:05 Mercston Trouble (from Da End of Da Beginning) 2006
16:31 Skepta Blood, Sweat and Tears (from Greatest Hits) 2007
Magnificent! Too many trendy white boys slag off Marley. Whatever the critique of Marley in JA as dancehall took over the lawns, it was a generally a critique founded in love for the man and his music, rather than a wish to appear more trendy than thou. This is of course a fantastic tune and I had to be physically restrained from including the live version from Babylon By Bus as well. I love the extra fx on this too. It merges perfectly into Mercston, whose version is appealingly pitched down. Nice flow into Skeptaâs fine conscious grime tune.
19:32 All In One Flows (from Bless Beats A Hard Days Graft) 2008
21:14 Frisco Skeng Man Mode (from Peng Food) 2008
23:24 Slix Maniac (from Down vol 1) 2006
Into a couple of tunes that really powerfully express the â€œgrime as 21st century dancehall thesis, a gloriously transcendent riddim that draws out all manner of lyrical invention. And then Maniacâs fantastic skanking riddim, exploited to the full by Slix. Marvellous
26:12 Neckle Camp feat Jammer, Rinse FM
Jammer on his own, ancient take on foundational digi riddims tempting to add more Sleng Teng from both dubstep and 80s Fast Chat, but John hates the Cotti version and weâve done Fast Chat already, so we just rejoice in this awesome bit of radio that leads us perfectly into a couple of classic crossover bashment tracks, the first being the Joyride riddim. This is actually at 100 bpm, so rather than go all gabba om your ass thereâs some tempo track editing here. Itâs a banger isnât it? The original set of sides went on rather long so thereâs some vicious editing here. Naturally the women stomp all over the homophobic toss of the men. Theyâre Johnâs records so fuck it, I donât care, I just cut â€˜em up.
27:39 Baby Cham & Mister Easy Funny Man (Mad House 7) 1996
28:53 Lady Saw Sycamore Tree (Mad House 7) 1996
30:01 Frisco Kid Rubbers (Mad House 7) 1996
31:05 Buju Banton How It Ago Go (Mad House 7) 1996
32:08 Tanya Stephens Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet (Mad House 7) 1996
33:37 Slew Dem Joyride Vocal (Slewdem Productions 12) 2005
And then the Pum Pum riddim. Doogz AND Harry Toddler AND Flow Dan on one riddim? Thatâs it. Game over. Grime IS bashment.
35:13 Dutty Doogz Pum Pum Stealer (Night Flight 12) 2003
36:35 Harry Toddler Good Good (Night Flight 12) 2003
36:49 Flow Dan Galist (Night Flight 12) 2003
37:16 Jamaka Bi Zoom 4 Pum (Night Flight 12) 2003
But Buss It Up is just something else. I rejigged the whole mix to make room for it. This utterly overwhelming slice of super-sophisticated grimey dancehall devastation is mind blowing. Totally amazing. Kano can release as many duff hiphop CDs as he wants as far as Iâm concerned this record truly is one of the great achievements of western civilisation. Love the loooooong mix from Pum Pum.
39:15 Kano and Vybz Kartel Buss It Up (679 7) 2006
And after another nifty radio slot from Jammer, weâre into the glory that is the One In Ten riddim. When ub40 gets reversioned by other reggae acts, the (often all too real) quality in the original comes shining through. Loads of tweaky edits in the mix into Rossi B and Luca, which itself filters seamlessly into Ini Kimoze, and the scorched earth power of NASTY Crew. This is a â€œgood bit, my favourite part of the whole mix.
43:16 Neckle Camp feat. Jammer, Rinse FM
44:01 Yami Bolo Top Shotta (Black Diamonds 7) 2002
45:48 Junior Reid Rise Up (Black Diamonds 7) 2002
46:32 Half Pint Bounce (Black Diamonds 7) 2002
47:37 Lukie D One In Ten (Black Diamonds 7) 2002
49:12 Rossi B and Luka Nobody Knows (from The Legacy EP, Heavy Artillery 12) 2007
51:29 Ini Kamoze World a Reggae Music (from Sly and Robbieâs Taxi Sound, Auralux LP) 1984
53:03 Rossi B and Luka Run 4 Cover instrumental (12 white label) 2005
53:48 Rossi B and Luka feat. Nasty Crew Run 4 Cover (12 white label) 2005
Anyway. Yes. Ice Rink. Only in dub. With fuckloads of sirens. And some hot cutting. Ainât bad really is it?
56:45 Neckle Camp feat. Jammer, Rinse FM
57:13 Breeze Ice Rink (Wiley Kat 12) 2003
59:16 Tinchy Stryder Ice Rink (Wiley Kat 12) 2003
60:36 Kano Ice Rink (Wiley Kat 12) 2003
63:56 Riko Ice Rink (Wiley Kat 12) 2003
And then to the iconic male star of reggae and his extremely wise decision to show off a gentler side in the most spare production imaginable. Dripping with raw emotion, itâs the perfect foil for Jammerâs nervous matey-ness, before Rhianna comes in to give them both a right kicking. Superb voice. And how tempted was I to download the funky house refix? Not enough to inflict it on John!
65:58 Sizzla Give Me A Try (from Rise to the Occasion) 2003
67:18 Jammer Give Me a Try (from Are You Dumb vol 2) 2006
71:04 Sizzla Vs Rhianna Give Me A Try (remix) 2007