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Was so disappointed to hear that @Ketherbound, a man of otherwise exceptionally good music taste, didn’t like reggae that I started this mix of some of my favourite dub & reggae tracks to try and change his mind.

That was a month ago. Chances are I’ll never get round to finishing it. So here it is in incomplete form – 17′ 30″ of dub genius, bass nob twiddling and my attempts at controlling an echo delay.

Download also available from above player

If he still doesnt like reggae after hearing this I’m gonna shave his hedgehog. That’s not a euphemism, he has a pet hedgehog.

Dr Alimatado – Best Dressed Chicken

Keith Hudson & Soul Syndicate – Black Heart

Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

The Upsetters – Grumblin Dub

Horace Andy – Pure Dubbing

Horace Andy – Pure Ranking (Original)

Gregory Isaacs – A Cute Dub

Prince Jammy – Beat Them In Dub

Roots Radics – Mission Impossible

The Specials – Ghost Town (edit)

Leroy Horsemouth Wallace – Herb Vendor

Max Romeo – Chase The Devil

King Tubby – King Tubby’s Special

Inspired by watching the minimal film classics Hell In The Pacific and Two Lane Blacktop I made this Hiphop mixtape. Tracks were selected according to the “Less Is More” adage adhered to by both films.

Most of the tracks on here are stripped down Hiphop at it’s best. From Anti Pop Consortium all the way back to Scott La Rock and Boogie Down Productions. Real Hiphop, no gimmicky samples or shouty ranting. Just beats, bass and flows.

If a track can hold it’s own using only those 3 components then it’s real Hiphop in my book. So many “artists” these days rely on over produced, sample led backing tracks (Kanye, P Diddy, Jay Z etc for example). They bore me rigid. Though, sales figures suggest that’s not the consensus of the masses. But mass market figures don’t mean jack shit. After all, if you use figures like that then Xfactor and Britain’s Got Talent are the”best” TV shows ever made. They’re not.

Anyway, listen or download via the Soundcloud link below. Enjoy

1. DJ Babu – Classix

2. Alton Ellis – Rock STeady

3. Nancy Des Rose & Kool Keith – Supreme Sound

4. Anti Pop Consortium – Disorientation

5. Anti Pop Consortium & DJ Vadim – Timeless Void

6. Analog Brothers – Analog Anihilator Vs Silver Surfer

7. Anti Pop Consortium & Dj Vadim – Masters Of The Scratch

8. Earl Sweatshirt – Earl

9. Kool Keith – I Don’t Belive You

10. DJ Babu – Tempreezy

11. DJ Babu – Ebbtide

12. Clipse – Ride Around Shining

13. Kool Keith – Lived In The Projects

14. Eric B & Rakim – Chinese Arithmetic

15. Kool Keith – I’m A Tell U

16. Big L – ’98 Freestyle

17. Boogie Down Productions – Remix For P Is Free

18. Smif N Wessun – Sound Bwoy Burreli (Instrumental)

19. The Cool Kids – Black Mags

20. Big L – Ebonics

21. Kool Keith – I’m Seein’ Robots

22 Heat Sensor ft M Sayyid – Gravy

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I cant think of many contemporary bands that have stayed as high on my playlists as Bristol’s scene makers Massive Attack. Ever since 1991’s Blue Lines LP they’ve been a constant on my walkman/cd-discman/mini-disc/ipod. An old reliable friend that went on trips all around the planet with me. Even though I rarely listen to other music of their ilk these days I always find myself returning to them often. A summer is not complete without a few days of Massive Attack tunes in the sunshine!

I was lucky enough to meet and drink with Grant Marshall (aka Daddy G) several times in the late 90s, through my work and you would genuinely be very hard pushed to find a nicer man in any walk of life. A proper gent. Through Grant I ended up meeting 3D (very short, in many ways) and the inimitable Horace Andy, who tried to make me smoke a pure spliff the size of a kitchen roll in the toilets at the Social on Gt Portland St. No wonder that man is ALWAYS smiling. I could barely see afterwards, proper mashed. Whereas he went on stage and killed it.

Unfortunately, at around that same time I decided to move to Scotland so kind of lost touch until last summer’s gig at the Glasgow Academy. We caught up briefly at the afterparty before I had to run off for the last Edinburgh bus. G was still a gent. Horace was still smiling. 3D was still small. And the music was still brilliant.

When I got home I made this mixtape in tribute to a band that have always been exceptional in many ways. Was chuffed with the Lately treatment. In fact, with a catalogue like that it was harder to chose what not to use. And finding tracks worthy of sitting alongside theirs wasn’t easy! Hope you enjoy it.




Massive Attack – Antistar

Madvillain – Savage Beast (Instrumental)

Massive Attack – Blue Lines

Madvillain – Supervillain Theme (Instrumental)

Massive Attack & Mad Professor – Backward Sucking (Heat Miser)

Massive Attack  – Safe From Harm

Lee Scratch Perry – Clint Eastwood

Massive Attack  – Lately

Soulwax – Krack

Chosen Few – Shaft

Massive Attack  – Black Milk

Massive Attack – One Love

Massive Attack – Five Man Army

Madvillain – Do Not Fire (Instrumental)

Massive Attack – Protection

Massive Attack & Mad Professor – Radiation Ruling The Nation

Massive Attack – Angel

Massive Attack & Mad Professor – I Spy

Massive Attack – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got

Heat Sensor ft M Sayyid – Gravy

Massive Attack – Weather Storm

Antipop Consortium & DJ Vadim – Masters

Massive Attack  – Splitting The Atom

Massive Attack – Daydreaming

69 – If Mojo Was AM

Massive Attack  – Sly

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Here’s a strange mixtape of mine from a few years back. Lots of off kilter experimental “rock” from Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Mogwai, Sonic Youth, Beta Band, The Melvins and others. Lots of guitar loops and long mellow builds. Was pleased with it, still am. Enjoy.

UPDATE: Asked Steve Mason of the Beta Band on Twitter if it was OK to post this mix…. He not only said “of course” but also RT’d it to his followers. Mighty approval indeed.



1.SonicYouth – Trilogy

2.The Beta Band – Assessment

3.Sonic Youth – Trilogy Pt2

4.Godspeed You Black Emperor! -BBf3

5.Sonic Youth – Trilogy Pt3

6.The Melvins – A History Of Drunks

7.Times NewViking -TeenDrama

8.Pink Floyd – Breathe

9.The Beta Band – ItsOver

10.Sonic Youth – Silver Rocket

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