Mashing things up in many directions tonight… From new releases by the Nazarenes, Webcam Hi-Fi, Tara Putra, and Version Big-Fi featuring Darius; to a hot summer mix entitled “Kickin’ It” from Aram Scaram of Citizen Sound; to the international sounds of Ceu, Volfoniq, Bandulu Dub, YMCK, Dub Colossus, Thousand Yard Prayer, and so many more.
Tonight Richie Phoe’s long-awaited debut album Echo Outernational (on Balanced Records) kicked things off in tonight’s Echo Chamber. This was followed by the new “Dub Sessions 1.1” EP from Version Big-Fi and an early version of the upcoming Springline release “Springline Jamaica meets Uncle Fee Dubplate Style Downtown”. More new sounds came from Sista M (with Cr4ig’s Babylon Roots Remix of “Would You Be Mine”); Princess Anla; Ziggy Marley (with Chuck D & Linda Perry); Burnett Town Sound; and Marvin Gaye vs. JStar (with the “I Heard It Dub” mashup). Another highlight of the program was the three tracks from Céu – to promote her return to the Dakota Club in Minneapolis this week.
Another fun summer mix of old and new in the Echo Chamber. Kicked things off with the new and old at the same time: the new Pressure Sounds Mek It Run release comprised of new Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell dubs of old tracks (some going back to the 70’s). More new material from: Richie Phoe, Pale Rider, Mystica Tribe, David Pablo, Mutant Frogs, Razia (from 2010), Yume_Noon, and Marvin Gaye vs. Give Thanks Records. On top of this, we played a chunk of Pete Cogle’s Dub Zone 5th Anniversary Mix as part of our summer mix series.
A steamy summer night…in a haze of ganja smoke…with tons of new tunes. Opened the show with the very cool Prince Fatty presents Hollie Cook In Dub album from Mr. Bongo Records. Another highlighted new release tonight was the “Guidency” single (featuring Omar Perry) on the “Don’t Let Them” riddim from the Mungo’s Hi-Fi (Scotch Bonnet Records). Also making its debut was the Delayrium album from Jah Acid Dub, as did the “Ya Sta Qi” EP from Superpendejos (on Urban World). And then there was the ganja smoke…from this week’s summer mix: an excerpt from Tom Chasteen’s Magic Marijuana Megamix. Selector Tom Chasteen presents an all ganja tune, all vinyl mix in honor of 4:20 (2011). Also new in the mix: a brand new single from Jimmy Cliff, from his upcoming “Rebirth” release; a new unreleased track from Zion Dirty Sound; Eljai’s hot “Frenemy” single; a new version of the Mutant Frogs “Vibe Steady” track; and a new dubplate from Alpha Steppa.