Selectors: Scratch Famous, Selector JD, Queen Majesty, Mr.K When: Thursday 23 December 2010 10pm - 4am Where: Happy Ending (302 Broome St, New York) Admission: Free Subway: Grand St (B,D)
Special Guest : King Milo All Purpose Sound,Granty Roots Hi Fi
This Thursday Down Town Top Ranking is proud to welcome back special guest Selectors KING MILO ALL PURPOSE SOUND and GRANTY ROOTS HI FI! Yess indeed these two Brooklyn Powerhouses will be playing some big Roots, Rub A Dub and Rock Steady alongside Deadly Dragon selectors Scratch Famous, Queen Majesty, JD and MR. K. AND as the holidays are upon us, we will be giving out some free CDs. In addition, its Deadly Dragon's own Scratch Famous' BRITHSTRONG so come through and show the now elder Dragon some love!
We here at Deadly Dragon thrive on coffee to keep us going as we ceaselessly toil to bring you all the finest in reggae music. And for the last couple of years, our go to spot has been a place around the corner called Panade. The owner, our good pal Yvette Ho, not only provided us with great coffee and delectable choux pastries (called Puffs!), but a neighborhood spot that we could call home. Well, now we have a BIGGER and BETTER and DOPER home!!!! Yes indeed, its PANADE 2!!!! Yvette moved Panade right across the street from her original shop and we want to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! The new spot is amazing, the new employees are great and Yvette has expanded the menu with soups, salads and yes...even eggs in the morning!!! So get on over to PANADE 2 and eat a puff, sip a coffee and bust a move!
YES peoples!!! This is the last Podcast of 2010 and it is a killer!!!! This ya one is a mix of old Dub Plates that we have found, some smashing 7"s, Killer 12"s and Crucial LPs ranging from Rub a Dub to Heavy Digital to sme 90s. As always this is a true skool mix...Turntables, Mixer and effects. No CD, No Serato, No computer Edits (however there is a BIG mistake in this mix that I WISH I could have corrected, but we move always forward, never back, expecially at 3am!). Enjoy!!!
1. Cuss Cuss (Dub-Plate)
2. Trevor Junior - Lazer Beam (Dub-Plate)
3. Horace Andy - Cuss Cuss (Dub-Plate)
4. Horace Ferguson - Sensi Addict (DubPlate)
5. Donovon McCoy - Youthman (DM Records)
6. Triston Palmer - Joker Smoker (Hit Bound 10")
7. Singie Singie - Jack Up Jack Up (Dub-Plate)
8. Roland Burrel - Trying (Lazer Beam 7")
9. Jr. Reid - Higgler Move (Jammys 7")
10. Ringo - New Yorker (Atomic Bum 7")
11. Charlie Chaplin - One of a Kind (Dove 7")
12.Pebbles - Positive Vibration (Arawak)
13. I Roy - Drifter (Jah Life 7")
14. Israel Vibration - Rude Boy Shuffling (Sonic 7")
Selectors: Scratch Famous, Queen Majesty, Selector JD and Mr.K When: Thursday 9 December 2010 10pm - 4am Where: Happy Ending (302 Broome St, New York) Admission: Free Subway: Grand St (B,D)
This week we are proud to have Peter Roots of ROCK OF GIBRALTER SOUND joining Deadly Dragon Selectors Scratch Famous, MR. K, JD and Queen Majesty for a night of serious Roots, Deadly Ska & Rocksteady and pure Foundation sounds in a strictly vinyl style.
THE ENGLISH BEAT ft. Dave Wakeling BOB ANDY & MARCIA GRIFFITHS (Jamaica)* JAMES HUNTER THE SKA FLAMES (Japan)* DUB PISTOLS THE TROJANS THE LOAFERS (one-off reformation)* HOTKNIVES (orig.line up)* BIM SKALA BIM (USA)* MAROON TOWN INTENSIFIED NAPOLEON SOLO (Denmark)* THE CAROLOREGIANS (Belgium) THE AMPHETAMEANIES (Scotland) THE SIDEWALK DOCTORS CARTOON VIOLENCE (Wales) JIMMY THE SQUIRREL
DJS: MARK LAMARR GAZ MAYALL WRONGTOM THE TIGHTEN UP CREW ft. CHAMPIAN MC JIM COX (Reggae Train) GREEDY G FELIX HALL
Thursday 21 April 2011
Ken Boothe and James Hunter
Friday 22 April 2011 The Loafers and Hotknives
Saturday 23 April 2011 The English Beat starring Dave Wakeling and The Caroloregians
Last week I uncovered what looked like an unplayable Acetate Dub Plate -- the plate looked seriously wrecked with no sheen and what looked like mold growing out of the grooves. I put it on and to my amazement it not only played, but in fact, gave a sonic primer in why King Tubby was such a genius. Enough has been written about Tubby by much better and more knowledgeable writers than myself, so I am not going to try to give a history here, but I do have to say something. I got into Jamaican music in the 80s and 90s and for years only looked forward, never back. Then, one day, I happened to be at Moodies Records up in the Bronx when a bunch of Freedom Sounds reissues came into the shop and listening to Dub side totally blew my mind...this Sonic murderation! This was a man -- Tubby himself -- taking the every elements of space and time and ripping them apart and re-imagining what what sound actually felt like. I became a devotee. I read all the stories about Tubby's Hi Fi causing riots when the first dubs were unleashed, I talked to anyone I could find about what is what like to wind transformers for the man...and gradually all that knowledge and interest just became part of my interior dialogue -- yes, Tubby is a genius, but I no longer was as excited as I once had been....I was jaded, immune to his wonders.
Then....I put this Dub Plate on and as the sound opened and closed, expanded and contracted, as bass lines dropped in and vocals dropped out, and the richness of the hi-hats snapped and contorted and the reverb rumbled, I heard Tubby again!!! Yes, this dub had me again! I saw his hands on that mixing board, his ears lighting up as he told a narrative in Dub, a poetry of sound...yes!!!!! Listen to this dub and hear what I hear -- sound, sound in itself, being brought to the highest level of sound -- a sonic experience that sounds richer and more alive than anything our ears could take in on their own...yesss.....Tubby!!!!! All hail to the man himself!!!!!!