3/19/2008 Echo Chamber

 

Tonight we celebrated the life of, and mourned the passing of, Mikey Dread. All reggae/dub DJs are forever in debt to the Dread at the Controls, Michael Campbell...who went on to Zion March 15, 2008 at the young age of 54. Much of the show was filled with the cool, life-affirming rootical sounds of Mikey Dread, from his Happy Family, to African Soldier, to Living In Fame (with The Clash). DJ Baby Swiss filled the 3rd hour of the show with his Jungle Signal vs. African Anthem Dubwise mix mashdown.

Also on the program, brand new tunes from Half Pint (from his excellent new No Stress Express album), Sista M, Fidgital, Prince Fatty (from the way cool Survival of the Fattest), Ickarus (from the new Mind of the Icktionary on Mt. Nebo), and Cocoa Tea (with his Barack Obama song!). Finally, filling out the show were Henry Louis (from the excellent Increments album), Eating Betty, Well Well, PistONE, Sporangia, Brian Bender The World Beatniks, some King Tubby dubs (from the Roger Eagle Rarities tape), and Natty I.

Dedicated to Michael Campbell - the Dread at the Controls
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Note: * indicates recent releases and newly re-released material
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Playlist Tracks: 
Mikey Dread - Happy Family
Album: Happy Family; Label: RAS
Mikey Dread - Mother's Day Dub
Album: Come to Mikey Dread's Dub Party; Label: DATC/ROIR
*Prince Fatty - Cow Foot and Gravy
Album: Survival of the Fattest; Label: Rasa Music
*Half Pint - Children of His Majesty
Album: No Stress Express; Label: Half Pint Music/Universal
*PistONE - Safely
Album: Transition; Label: Jamendo.com (download)
Henry Louis - Love Like (feat. Prince Green)
Album: Increments; Label: 2 Kings
*Sista M - Would You Be Mine
Album: N/A; Label: N/A (direct from artist)
Mikey Dread - Mikey Dread In Action
Album: African Anthem Dubwise; Label: RAS
Well Well - Dubance (psycho-chaotic remix)
Album: Dubzone Compilation #4; Label: dubzone.org (download)
Zaruts - Isidrum
Album: Dubzone Compilation #5; Label: dubzone.org (download)
Brian Bender The World Beatniks - Jah Spirit
Album: Urban Jungle; Label: Face The Music (FTM)
*Cocoa Tea - Barack Obama
Album: N/A; Label: N/A (recorded from online video)
*Fidgital - We Lost the Signal
Album: Departure; Label: Fidgital
Sporangia - Vaus (DJ Olive Remix)
Album: N/A; Label: N/A (download)
The Clash (w/ Mikey Dread) - Living In Fame
Album: Sandinista; Label: Sony
Mikey Dread - Break Down the Walls
Album: Profile; Label: RAS
Mikey Dread - The Source of Dub
Album: African Anthem Revisited; Label: RAS
Mikey Dread - African Soldier
Album: Happy Family; Label: RAS
Mikey Dread - Haile Selassie Centenary Dub
Album: Come to Mikey Dread's Dub Party; Label: DATC/ROIR
Mista Majah P - Mama Don't Cry
Album: Jamaica Me Come From; Label: self (mistamajahp.com)
Trinity/King Tubby - Harvest Time
Album: King Tubby Rarities (Roger Eagle tape); Label: not sure
Soul Syndicate/King Tubby - Zimbabwe Continually
Album: King Tubby Rarities (Roger Eagle tape); Label: not sure
*Half Pint - No Stress Express
Album: No Stress Express; Label: Half Pint Music/Universal
Eating Betty - Ackee Dub
Album: Eating Betty In Dub; Label: ACEtone
*Ickarus - Mind Who U Lime 'Round
Album: Mind of the Icktionary; Label: Mt. Nebo
Natty I - Dubliftment
Album: Dubbing Is A Must [EP]; Label: Jamendo.com (download)
*** DJ Baby Swiss' Jungle Signal vs. African Anthem Dubwise mix mashdown *** -
Album: ; Label:
Mikey Dread - Star Chaser
Album: Jungle Signal; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Resignation Dub
Album: African Anthem Dubwise; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Jungle Gym
Album: Jungle Signal; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Technical Selection
Album: African Anthem Dubwise; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Jungle Juice
Album: Jungle Signal; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Comic Strip
Album: African Anthem Dubwise; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Dub Jungle
Album: Jungle Signal; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Fatten Dub for Snakes
Album: African Anthem Revisited; Label: RAS
Mikey Dread - Pre-Dawn Dub
Album: African Anthem Dubwise; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Theme Signal (Jungle Theme)
Album: Jungle Signal; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - Operator's Choice
Album: African Anthem Dubwise; Label: Dread At The Controls (DATC)
Mikey Dread - So Much Dub
Album: African Anthem Revisited; Label: RAS
Program: 
Air Date: 
March 19, 2008

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