Time has definitely come to give you some great Reggae, another type of music we are in love with but despite that we have not treat so far. Ok my mistake, check also this two breaks: Yellowman and Sly & Robbie, that is Reggae without a doubt. As it is a kind of new subject for our blog, I want to start with something in a certain way Hip Hop related. This great selection is made by my man Madlib from Stones Throw Records so we are not moving too far from our Rap’s roots. Do not be afraid, we are in good hands. Madlib is a multifaceted artist. He moves from Hip Hop to Jazz, from Reggae to Soul & Funk, always keeping high quality music standards.This guy must have a terrific record collection.
He grew up in a music environment as his father was an R&B session musician who played with David Axelrod. His uncle is Jon Faddis a famous trumpeter who played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, Roy Ayers, Grover Washington Jr. and Bob James, just to tell you a few. He had a great family heritage and he did not waste it.
This mix is an excellent collage of some great reggae/dub classic singles. It’s a basic selection but I want to start with this. Mr Joppa will bring some more Jamaican flavor from his personal collection soon. Stay tuned.
Listen to Madlib – Blunted in the bomb shelter mix. HERE
(you must download the two parts to get the mix)