BushwickDaily.com presents “jojo‘s Mixtape- Sounds of Reggae: Past and Present”

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These selections range from roots-reggae to dancehall to hip-hop, with a quick track from the 1940’s at the beginning.  The upbeat-rocking fundamental to reggae music is a well-suited template for meditation and medication, sometimes driving, sometimes laid-back.  The use of effects and fills in reggae is also very unique to the genre, as many tracks have “entrances” to cut-in when being DJed.  Jamaica’s music is the seed for the bloom of hip-hop and many other genres.  The concept of DJing popular today originated in Jamaica with the use of soundsystems and soundclashes between competing DJ’s.  One DJ would set-up at the end of a block and boom, and another would compete down the block for the crowd to come dance at his end.  Jamaican immigrants like DJ Kool Herc purveyed these customs upon arriving in NYC and birthed an entirely new way of playing, listening, and performing, leading to new styles of dance, art, and more.  A tremendously important style to music’s ongoing growth, and a key history of significant influences.


Buck Washington- Save the Roach for Me

Triston Palma- Joker Smoker

Lee “Scratch” Perry- Soul Fire

The Techniques- You Don’t Care

Pinchers- I’m a Don

Suger Chick- Roach Killer

Althea & Donna- Uptown Top Ranking

Lady G- Legal Rights

Dennis Brown- Fire from the Observer Station

10 Ft. Ganja Plant- 10 Ft. Ganja Plant and Weed

Bob Marley & The Wailers- Is This Love

Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers- One Good Spliff

Black Uhuru- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Version- White Liva (Da Song)

Busy Signal- Missing You

Sizzla- Give Me a Try

Lady Saw- Hardcore (It’s Raining)

Tiger- Come Back to Me

Lady Saw- Good Wuk

El General- Te Ves Buena

Rasco- Chrome Skin

Vybz Kartel- Dancehall Hero Remix

Ranking Dread- Fattie Boom Boom

Vybz Kartel- Lyricist