Entries Tagged as 'Ska'

DJ Jun – Rude Boy Ruckus – Ska & Rocksteady Mix

October 5th, 2009 by invisible · 5 Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

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Continuing on where ‘Connecting Flight’ left off, this next mix dives deeper into Jamaican ska and shows its transformation into the slower and more relaxed Rocksteady beat. ‘Rude Boy Ruckus’ mixes together tunes from 1963 to 1967 when this significant change occurred and paved way for Reggae music as we know and love today. Expect to hear some uptempo Ska scorchers and chilled out Rocksteady classics. Enjoy the mix.

Tracklist:

The Skatalites – Chinatown (Top Deck, 1966)
Baba Brooks – Dreadnaught (Beverley’s, 1964)
Don Drummond – Thoroughfare (Treasure Isle)
Alton Ellis – Mouth A Massy (Randy’s, 1965)
Stranger and Ken – Artibella (Studio One)
The Skatalites – Ska Ra Van (Top Deck)
Tommy McCook – Ska-Ba (Island, 1963)
Prince Buster – Answer Your Name (Blue Beat, 1966)
Lynn Taitt and the Boys – Storm Warning (Treasure Isle, 1966)
Prince Buster – Madness (Prince Buster)
Phyllis Dillon – Don’t Stay Away (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Dandy Livingstone – Rudy, A Message to You (Trojan, 1967)
Tommy McCook – Real Cool (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Hopeton Lewis – Take It Easy (Merritone, 1966)
Techniques – Queen Majesty (Treasure Isle, 1967)
Alton Ellis – Rock Steady (Trojan, 1967)
Dawn Penn – You Don’t Love Me (Coxsone, 1967)
Keith & Tex – Tonight (Move & Groove, 1967)
Keith & Tex – Stop that Train (Move & Groove, 1967)

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DJ Jun – Connecting Flight – Funk, Latin, Afrofunk & Ska

August 7th, 2009 by invisible · No Comments · CR8APES, DJ Jun

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I’ve put a mix together that breaks down the genre barrier and connects music from, in this case, 8 countries from 4 different continents. ‘Connecting Flight’ mixes together funk, salsa, bossa funk, brazilian & ska tunes from countries such as Germany, Panama, Nigeria and St. Lucia in a way that, hopefully, you don’t even realize that you’ve just travelled through 4 continents in just under 50 minutes. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as I had making it.

A BIG shout out to DJ Double K of Parkdale Funk who has kindly offered to post the ‘Connecting Flight’ mix as Part 1 of his ‘Toronto Funk Series’ and to give me the opportunity to share some music with his readers. If you haven’t already, make sure you go and check out his wicked website with enough podcasts to keep you busy til next year. The man knows his funk & Soul, and better yet…he’s willing to share it.

Tracklist:

Mike James Kirkland – Hang on in There (Bryan, USA)
The Phenomenal Handclap Band – I Been Born Again (Truth & Soul, USA)
Dubben – Funky Duck pt. 1 (GAMM, Germany)
Los Silvertones – El Baile De La Arana (Soundway, Panama)
Coke – Na Na (Sound Triangle, USA)
Orquesta International – Mucho Control (Mavi, USA)
The Funkees – Now I’m a Man (EMI, Nigeria)
Boo and the Tru-Tones – Let Me Get Stoned (TREX, St. Lucia)
Matata – I Feel Funky (Makossa, UK/Kenya)
Tonistics – Holding On (Kingdom Productions, Israel)
The Soul Shakers – You Ain’t My Brother (Amark, USA)
Baba Brooks & His Proceeding Band – 1st Session (Gay Feet, Jamaica)
Tommy McCook & the Skatalites – Sauvitt (Studio One, Jamaica)

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