Monday, June 1, 2009

Week 1: Tin Pan Tape

So here I am, starting things off... Tape #1 is a set of dancehall, but specifically a lot of Tin Pan stuff from the late '80s / early '90s. For those unfamiliar, this was a specific dancehall era / sound that was (generally) characterized by a 3-step snare pattern over a 4/4 kick, with big sine wave bass on top. Often there's some rolling snare business added in that almost verges on a marching band sound. Anyhoo, this tape is a lot of big big tin pan choons and some lesser known cuts as well, some old, some newer revival cuts, and some other four-on-the-floor dancehall action that just fits in well--enjoy!

Oh, and I should give a shout to my homie Dub Boy from Brizzle...I was over at his house a few months ago and we had a big vinyl-to-mp3 encoding party. He was kind enough to let me rip a truckload of his dancehall 45s, so a fair chunk of this mix (15%, if you wanna get really nerdy about it) is from his library.

Murderbot's Year of Mixtapes Week 1: Tin Pan
  1. Super Cat; Word Sound & Power
  2. Conroy Smith; Dangerous
  3. Wayne Wonder; Bashment Girl
  4. Tanya Stephens; Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet
  5. Frisco Kid; Rubbers
  6. Horseman; DJ Fi Di Year
  7. Flourgon; Bounce
  8. Josey Wales; Stamp Out
  9. Ninjaman; More Reality
  10. Red Dragon; Duck Dance
  11. Junior Reid; One Blood
  12. Wayne Wonder; Saddest Day
  13. Foxy Brown; All My Love
  14. Beenie Man; Battery Dolly
  15. Mad Cobra; Throne Face
  16. Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas; Haffi Get De Gal Ya
  17. Papa Kojak; Holy Water
  18. Peter Metro; Backway Talking
  19. Tiger; Look Like Me
  20. Clement Irie; Come A Me
  21. Chaka Demus; Big Bad & Bold
  22. Papa San; Run The Route
  23. Admiral Tibet; Rush
  24. General TK; 100%
  25. Red Fox & Screechie Dan; Pose Off
  26. Singing Melody & Captain Nemo; Patsy
  27. Dirtsman; Simmer Down
  28. Skeng Gee; Gun Connection
  29. Cutty Ranks; Hand Grenade
  30. Cutty Ranks; A Who Seh Me Dun (Wake De Man)
  31. Junior Car; Dead Again
  32. Bounty Killer; Murderer (Remix)
  33. Chaka Demus & Pliers; Murder She Wrote
  34. Admiral Bailey; Gyal Uno Sweet
  35. Beenie Man; Cool Yu Toe
  36. Simple Simon & Sister Smurf; Bogling Queen
  37. Louchie Lou; If I Was A Rich Girl
  38. General Levy; Champagne Body
  39. Cutty Ranks; Limb By Limb
  40. Flourgon; Whine Up You Waist
  41. Wayne Smith; Wa De Woman Want
  42. Don Angelo; No You Without Me
  43. Little Lenny; Gun In A Baggie
  44. Wayne Marshall & Elephant Man; Weed Smoke (Remix)
  45. Lady Mackerel; Money
  46. Little Kirk; I'll Make Love To You
  47. Jigsy King; Greatest Wish
  48. Cutty Ranks; Armed & Dangerous
NEXT WEEK: Robot Love.

11 comments:

  1. whats that riddim on the first few tracks? sounds nice

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  2. I'll go ahead and break the whole thing down:
    1-5: Joyride Riddim
    6-10: Duck Riddim
    14-16: Street Sweeper Riddim
    20-25: Hot This Year Riddim
    26-28: Muslim Riddim
    30-37: Bam Bam Riddim
    38-39: Fever Pitch Riddim
    40-42: Clinic Riddim
    43-44: Gun In A Baggy Riddim
    45-47: 21st Century Riddim

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  3. Yo mate, I'll blogroll you up. Feel free to do the same...

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  4. thanks for the bread down. you are an educator...yes sire! -Z

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  5. thanks for the break down. you are an educator...yes sire! -Z

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  6. Your mix tapes are dope. Love it. We'll help spread the word. Do you throw down any grime from time to time?

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  7. So GREAT! Nice smooth mix... Kept me goin'. Really opened me up to Tin Pan. On to Robot Love!

    M

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  8. Yo man awesome mix. Inspiring to a dj.

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