November 2013 ECHO CHAMBER Archives

Tonight we debuted the excellent new compilation The Eastern Rising on the Svaha Sound label; the soulful “My Homeys” from Marina P; Cornel Campbell’s righteous “New Scroll” on Zion High Productions and the great “Eek-ology” set (2-CD, 1-DVD) chronicling the career of Eek-A-Mouse (on 17 N. Parade/VP). With Mad Professor & Joe Ariwa in town this week (at 7th St. Entry), we put together a varied Ariwa set – which included the Professor’s sublime “Samba Dub Experience” album. More new music tonight from HIRIE, The Process, Mungo’s Hi-Fi (ft. Lady Ann), General Jah Mikey, Bass Culture Players, Brain Damage meets Vibronic, Zombies of Death, Dr. Epidemic, and Karma Dub. More great tunes from Orquestra Brasileira de Musica Jamaicana (OBMJ), Little Tempo, Ill-Esha, Luz, John Brown’s Body, SXtheMadArtist, Up, Bustle & Out, Rhea Creole Lawrence & The Dub Master, Tommy McCook, Minneapolis Dub Ensemble, and more…

A very special show tonight…dedicated to the great DJ Cheb i Sabbah who passed away on November 6 after a long hard fight against cancer. In addition to featuring DJ Cheb, the show also included a special half-hour set of tunes from Thomas Blondet’s Rhythm & Culture label. Fitting right in was the new “The Eastern Rising” compilation on Svaha Sound, as well as the excellent new “Elephant Bass – Vol.1” compilation from Elephant Bass Labs, and the new “Poulp Up Brazil” compilation from Fresh Poulp. On top of this we had some great new tracks from HIRIE, Joe Ariwa ft. Lee “Scratch” Perry (on Steppas Records), Jennifer Paulos & Mystic Selectah, Piper St Sound & Dialect Trio, Adam Prescott & Charlie P, and Marina P. Rounding out the program with tunes from The Scientist meets Ted Sirota’s Heavyweight Dub, Scratchylus (ft. Kiddus I), Mad Professor, Lloyd Brown, Masia One, Mayd Hubb meets Joe Pilgrim, Dub Club (Tom Chasteen & Tippa Lee), Ian Bederman Project, Pale Rider, Ill-esha, The Selecter, Little Dragon, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Orquestra Brasileira de Música Jamaicana (OBMJ), MC Zulu, and more…

Some excellent new releases tonight – including Jah Rootikal Steppers’ self-titled release on Dubkey Records, and “Rise Up! The Riz Records Story” archival release on Reggae Archives – plus half of a great Bim Sherman mix put together by DJ Baby Swiss over ten years ago (titled “Miracle Dream Super Mix”) to mark 13 years since Bim’s passing. More recent releases from Mighty Mystic, Vibronics meet Kanka, Ibel meets Med Dred (feat. Dub Caravan), and Jennifer Paulos. Filling out our eclectix mix, we included Niney the Observer, The Aggrolites (from the new “Dub Rockers Vol.1” compilation), Dubsalon, Al Pacheco, Scientist, The Skatalites, The Slackers, 9Tomorrows, Gato Negro, The Lions, Noble Vibes, Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, and many more…

The great dub just keeps on coming… Tonight we featured some choice new releases from Bandulu Dub vs. Isaac Maya, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, Weeding Dub (ft. Inja & OBF), Black Uhuru, Fort Knox Five, CHLLNGR/Dr. Echo, Jah Rootikal Steppers, Daily Bread Dub, Steve Sotunes/Al Breadwinner (actually, an unreleased track), and Tokyo Jihen (& friends). Also in the mix: Livity Access Soundsystem, Mad Professor, Kobo Town, Dr. Cat, Masia One (ft. Digital), YesKing, Dr. Mooch, Kukan Dub Lagan, African Head Charge/Professor Stretch, Shiina Ringo & Saito Neko, Dub Caravan meets Hornsman Coyote, I-Roy, and many more…