Well I'm now on a
mission to perfect a sort of digital rocksteady sound, and as a start to
this I've remade one of my favorite rocksteady tunes, Digital Stylee...
Trying to get a robotic digital feel, while keeping the vibe of the
original and hopefully even adding to it, although how can you add to a
classic, I just hope I've done it some justice. If I get a good reaction
to this then I'll be using what I've learned making this, to make stuff
of my own composition along similar lines...
All instruments played and sequenced by the Criminal Justice, but couldnt resist sampling some "urh" vocals from the original!
Rocksteady. The origin of most of the subsequent reggae riddims. Arguably when Jamaican music was at its best and most creative. Here are some of the most well known, some of the rarest, and some of the funniest and most risque of those tunes. Spills over into early reggae sometimes, and drops back to Ska occasionally, but I Defy You Not To Dance! Just like a Skinhead!
Special Mixtape for the JAMbEATER crew (And also the rest of the world) brilliant fun session on IMP community radio reproduced here for your benefit!
Tune in each Sunday 6 til 8 on www.impcommunity.moonfruit.com for the full JAMbEATER vibe! This mix we've gone into remixes and mashups again, alongside their originals and versions! Including several system exclusive remixes by myself! Tunes date from 1966 to 2012! In fact some bits of them are even older. Enjoy!
Another fun little reggae mix, with tracks from 1967-2011, remixes, mashups and dubs all included, proper version excursions! Starts off with a rocksteady feel then moves into dancehall territory later.