środa, września 30, 2009

Sleeparchive - Hadron [2008, vinyl, sleeparchive]


























2 june 2008
lbl: Sleeparchive
#: ZZZ 08
electronic
techno, minimal, noise
vbr ~256kbps


A1. Meson

A2. Baryon

B1. QCD

B2.
Particle
+ sleep cycles



note: "he always saves his most deadly and hypnotic efforts for his self titled imprint, here bringing 3 tracks of the purest uncut techno minimalism you're likely to hear all year, with the added bonus of 6 cochlea scouring loops of the harshest white noise and a double bonus bumper ball of nihilistic experimentation tacked on the end for those up to the task. The man continues to melt our heads with every new transmission and this one has pretty much finished us off, he'd better leave it a bit before he releases any new stuff for the sake of our health and yours."

dissociative disorder

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Lukid - Onandon [2007, cd, werk discs]


























19 march 2007
lbl: Werk Discs
#: WERK CD 003
electronic, hip-hop
abstract, idm, hip-hop, downtempo
320kbps


1. A Smart Girl

2. Piano Nono

3. Wake Up

4. The Now

5. Isis

6. Onandon

7. Western Swing

8. Fela

9. Wonder Years

10. Light Up



note: "At first glance, Lukid’s instrumental hiphop might seem out of place on the usually dubstep-heavy Werk label. However, the young Londoner’s debut album, Onandon, demonstrates the musical and cultural kitchen-sink aspect of the genre, while still maintaining a singular place on the roster."

lower-midtempo warriors

[ktokolwiek widział, ktokolwiek wie]

wtorek, września 29, 2009

The Sun God - Relics & Artifacts [2005, vinyl, frantic flowers]


























2005
lbl: Frantic Flowers
#: FS 002
electronic
techno
224/320kbps


A. Relics & Artifacts
B. Analog Codes



note: wonderfully Rhythim Is Rhythim inspired two-tracker for all the retro heads, recorded by Jamal Moss.

african blips

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poniedziałek, września 28, 2009

E.R.P. - Alsoran [2007, vinyl, frantic flowers]


























12 march 2007
lbl: Frantic Flowers
#: FS 006
electronic
techno, electro
vbr ~200kbps


A.
Alsoran
B1.
Lament Subrosa
B2.
Irma



note: "Convextion’s Gerard Hanson has been creating techno since the mid-nineties. Last year his self-titled album on Down Low generated a lot of hype, and recently Psykofuk, DeepChord, and Echospace remixed “Miranda,” a track that’s been played by quite a few big-name Detroit DJs. Through his E.R.P. alias, Hanson explores the subtleties of “intelligent techno,” that brief early nineties movement when home listening diverged just slightly from the dance floor. The result is one of the most beautiful 12-inches I’ve heard in years. On the title track, drawn-out synthetic voices chime and flutter in dramatic harmony. “Lament Subrosa” sounds strangely familiar, like it’s a lost Speedy J track. A pulsing bass synth adds just the perfect note of tension two-thirds of the way through. Finally, “Irma” gives your woofers a real workout while chimes gently play in the stratosphere. It’s a cleansing shower of sound.

It seems I’m not the only one with a renewed interest in the early nineties. Now that IDM seems to be fading away, it’s the perfect time to start over and explore the origins of the sound." - Jacob Arnold for Gridface.

narośla

[fixed link, 28 sept. 2009]

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niedziela, września 27, 2009

Indopepsychics - Leiwand [2002, cd, progressive form]





















































'second fix' by Ralph Niese


26 june 2002
lbl: Progressive Form
#: IDCP-1004
electronic
experimental, dub, idm, minimal, abstract
256kbps


1. Indopepsychics Rand~
2. Indopepsychics 5_24
3. Indopepsychics D_P (Pt.5)
4. Indopepsychics With Kit Clayton Phasor~
5. Indopepsychics Escape
6. Indopepsychics With Robert Henke Sah~
7. Indopepsychics Azul
8. Herb The Absolution (Indopepsychics Remix)
9. Indopepsychics With Jan Jelinek Moxa
10. Indopepsychics OR403



note: brzmi jak: uproszczony i bardziej rytualny kit clayton.

świetne patenty eksperymentalnego dub techno spod znaku pole, nawarstwiane z dużym wyczuciem. albo jak kto woli, lekko przygaszony niskimi basami, rytualny minimal.

little dub&hopping machine

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sobota, września 26, 2009

The Martian - LBH - 6251876 [1999, cd, red planet]


























15 april 1999
lbl: Red Planet
#: RP10
electronic
detroit techno
vbr ~256kbps


tracklist:
1. Comet LBH - 6251876
2. Lost Transmission From Earth
3. Sex In Zero Gravity
4. Stardancer
5. Journey To The Martian Polar Cap
6. Ultraviolet Images
7. Skypainter
8. Windwalker
9. The Voice Of Grandmother
10. Search Your Feelings
11. Firekeeper
12. Soulshine



note: "What a spectacular release by the Underground Resistance guys. Lush, deep and soulful detroit techno music at its best. No detroit techno collection is complete without this fantastic album, every single track here is unique in sound, and not a single track on this compilation should be overlooked." - Magnetonium, discogs.

pure detroit devastator :)

masakra na andromedzie
[fixed, september 20 / 2012]

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Pigon / Marcel Dettmann - Kamm / Plain [2008, vinyl, beatstreet]


























september 2008
lbl: Beatstreet
#: BS03
electronic
techno
320kbps


tracklist:
A. Pigon Kamm
B. Marcel Dettmann Plain



note: "The “Kamm/Plain” EP is techno stripped to its barest core. Pigon’s opener is slow and incisive: a soft bass drum drives us through a surreal electronic landscape while metallic buzzes, bleeps and cracks float in and out of the listener’s aural space. It builds expertly and feels like being slowly sucked into a swarm of insects; by the end of the song, the tension has reached an unbearable breaking point — that is, until “Plain.” I don’t know what’s better: Dettmann’s track itself or the simple fact that it comes up next, shattering the tension created by “Kamm” like a hammer on ice. It’s as sparse as any of his songs — he uses only a bass drum, a hi-hat and a distant, two-note melody — but each element’s mechanical, self-contained pulse proves to be the most powerful kind of minimalism. It’s not “tribal,” it’s not trendy and it sure as hell isn’t any worse for it. It’s music whose whole fully outweighs the sum of its parts, music so quietly penetrating it becomes brutal. Both “Kamm” and “Plain” are pure club dynamite; and whether they’re used for making tension or breaking it, they’ll be sure to send shivers down any crowd’s spine." - Jeremy Cohen for Little White Earbuds.

quest for purism

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piątek, września 25, 2009

Kryptic Minds - One Of Us / Six Degrees [2009, vinyl, swamp 81]

























23 february 2009
lbl: Swamp 81
#: SWAMP001
electronic
dubstep
320kbps


tracklist:
A. One Of Us
AA. Six Degrees



note: "Kryptic Minds have recently converted to the dubstep sound along with a ruck more refugees from the slightly stale style. This is only their second release in the dubstep field but it more than proves they have the skills to become accepted within the scene with Bassbin Don Loefah signing this up for his freshly minted Swamp81 imprint. The two sets of producers share a lot in common, from the slow swinging riddimic style to the massively swollen bass pressure and dramatic atmospherics all massively enhanced by their fearsome technical prowess."

RooaR4Real

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jj - JJ N° 2 [2009, cd, sincerely yours]




















screen from the animation titled "Trichome Blue", Lois van Baarle.
>animation<

june 2009
lbl: Sincerely Yours
#: YOURS0115
electronic, pop
hip-hop, ambient, leftfield, synth-pop, commercial pop
320kbps


tracklist:
1.
Things Will Never Be The Same Again
2.
From Africa To Málaga
3.
Ecstasy
4.
Are You Still In Vallda?
5.
My Love
6.
Intermezzo
7.
My Hopes And Dreams
8.
Masterplan
9.
Me & Dean



note: "Despite a brief discography that's already geekily byzantine enough for anybody who ever bought into the legend of Factory Records, jj's full-length debut is as easy to enjoy as whatever the last CD was you brought home with a giant cannabis leaf on the cover. They're as naive as they are cynical-- or is it the other stupid way around?-- and they manage to be pretty, touching, funny, and motivating, in different ways, in all the right places, for nine songs lasting 28 minutes."

czil łatwiutki

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środa, września 23, 2009

Close Erase - Dance This [2001, cd, bp]

























2001
lbl: BP
#: BP 01010
electronic, jazz
abstract, future jazz
320kbps


tracklist:
1. Dance This Part I
2. Dance This Part II
3. Zoo Solitude Part I
4. Zoo Solitude Part I
5. Zoo Solitude Part I
6. Zoo Solitude Part IV
7. Rigid Digit



note: "Close Erase turned electric on their third album, Dance This (Bp 01010). Together with producer Reidar Skår, Close Erase released an album which redefines the standards of modern jazz music without compromises. With references to Miles Davis in the seventies, Aphex Twin, Squarepusher and the Norwegian group Supersilent, Dance This appeals to a wide audience, stretching from dark clubs to jazznerds headphones. The album has received reviews comparable to standing ovations by most critics, including highest rating by Norwegian critic Terje Mosnes (Dagbladet).

Dance This was nominated for the Norwegian “Grammy”, Spellemannsprisen 2002 (jazz).Before their London debut 10.September 2002, the magazines The Wire and Jazz Wise has been shocked by this highly original trio."

drop it

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Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa [2003, cd, playhouse]























19 september 2003

lbl: Playhouse
#: Playhouse cd08
electronic
techno, minimal, tech-house, experimental
320kbps


tracklist:
1.
Easy Lee
2.
Y.G.H.
3.
Bahaha Hahi
4.
I Try To Live (Can I Live)
5.
Waiworinao
6.
Theogenese
7.
What You Say Is More Than I Can Say (Edit)
8.
Dexter
9.
Fools Garden (Black Conga)



note: "[...] It's very hypnotic... almost as if you forget that you are listening to it, and then all of a sudden you realize that only six minutes has gone by on the track and you feel like youve been sitting in the same position for a month. [...]" - Acceleratedbeats referencing for discogs.

i'm sure you have already know that trippy shit, blabla.

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wtorek, września 22, 2009

Sustainer - Vapor [2009, file, thinner]


























31 july 2009
lbl: Thinner
#: THN110
electronic
dub, techno
320kbps


tracklist:
1. Vapor 1
2. Vapor 2
3. Vapor 3
4. Vapor 4



note: "[...] Dla osób stęsknionych brzmień rodem z Chain Reaction, Sustainer przyrządził nie lada specjał. Najnowszą epką udowadnia również, że tamta stylistyka ciągle żyje i do zimnego, ostrego brzmienia dodaje od siebie nieco melodyjności wyniesionej z „Cuántico”." - Sławek Pawłowski.

Voder - Ísland [2009, cd, distance recordings]


























2009
lbl: Distance Recordings
#: DIST012
electronic
ambient, drone
320kbps


tracklist:
1. Slejalandsfoss
2. Vatnajökull
3. Kerio
4. Reykjadalur
5. Jökulsárlón




note: mroźny powiew z północy z podskórnym pasmem układów scalonych. dla maniaków uroczo gilgoczących dźwięków i miłośników spacerów w woderach, arktycznie polecam!

dyskretnie odbiera 10-landrynie-20 wyłączność na nazwę 'island' w rankingu top 2009 epy & lpy.

niedziela, września 20, 2009

Sustainer - Cuántico [2003, cd, italic]





















21 march 2003
lbl: Italic
#: ITA 030
electronic
dub, techno, minimal
vbr ~224kbps


tracklist:
1. Suspensión
2. Dinámica
3. Múltiplo
4. Sólido
5. Cúbico
6. Módulo
7. Cuántico
8. Desviacón



note: "Barcelona artist Sustainer has produced an album with decidedly Berlin influences. His tracks make extensive use of reverb and phasing reminiscent of Various Artist’s 8, 8.5, 9. Some are beat-less; all are hypnotic. Although the sounds are far from original, this is quality minimalist music. Cuántico could share a shelf with Basic Channel 12-inches, and I can’t think of a greater compliment than that."

solid clinic

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Hauntologists - EP 2 [2009, vinyl, hauntologists]


























3 june 2009
lbl: Hauntologists
#: HAUNTOLOGIST 02
electronic
minimal
320kbps


tracklist:
A1. EP2 A1
A2. EP2 A2
B1. EP2 B1
B2. EP2 B2



note: "June brought “EP2,” a trickle of information, and even a little promotion from the Hauntologists camp. For one, Stefan Schneider and Jay Ahern came forward to claim responsibility for the music. Schneider’s full-to-bursting CV includes laptop improvisation in September Collective, live percussion in the Arcade Fire-affiliated Belle Orchestre, and bass in To Rococo Rot and Kreidler — to say nothing of his solo recordings as Mapstation. Ahern, meanwhile, has built a sturdy reputation for rolling techno as Add Noise, notably collaborating with Robert Henke. Where this “techno not techno” makeup handily explains the sound of their debut, Hauntologists’ second EP is more refined, tidied, and “on-genre.” Stripped-down, more functional percussion sacrifices a lot of the untethered, real-time vitality of the first record but, on the plus side, this record’s sound in general is richer and fuller. The bass lines stand out in particular, wound into tight, springy coils of almost tactile detail. The template pushes all the right buttons but — here comes the hand-wringing — to me, this sounds more like applied formula than the earlier record. With the exploratory rough edges sanded down, tracks like “A2″ and “B2″ sound a bit indistinct. That said, “B1″ works rather brilliantly, with ominous ripples and writhing funk that craft a creepy mood and somnambulist groove more potently than anything else they’ve done. At this point, a more literal interpretation of the name “Hauntologists” might be in order: practitioners in the study of the spine-tingling." - Chris Burkhalter.

my african 4/4

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wtorek, września 15, 2009

Hauntologists - EP 1 [2008, vinyl, hauntologists]


























december 2008
lbl: Hauntologists
#: HAUNTOLOGIST 01
electronic
minimal
320kbps


tracklist:
A1.
Untitled
A2.
Untitled
B1.
Untitled
B2.
Untitled



note: "Though it surely wasn’t the only limited-run boutique techno label launched last December, the Hauntologists imprint garnered plenty of interest and, naturally, speculation. The only concrete information provided was that the EP was recorded in Berlin and Düsseldorf, and that it was linked to Berlin’s Hardwax record store. The colonialism-chic of the the hand silk-screened record sleeve teased hints of African drumming from the reduced rhythms (for instance, the opening track), and of course there was that name, “Hauntologists.” Originally coined by Jacques Derrida to describe persisting echoes of communism after the fall of the Berlin Wall (see Spectres of Marx), the term “hauntology” has recently been moonlighting as a slippery adjective in music criticism, where writers like K-Punk and Simon Reynolds have applied it variously to elements in the work of artists as Burial, Mordant Music and Tricky, and especially to the sounds coming from the Ghost Box label. “EP1″ seemed to pay lip service to one notion or another of hauntology, the sleeve pointing perhaps to repressed trauma lying in the bedrock of western culture, and the music’s analogue palette generally espousing an appropriation of “outmoded” futurist styles but, ultimately, the connection felt more incidental than anything." - Chris Burkhalter.

take your conga
[fixed link, 27 sept. 2009]

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Quantec - Isolate EP [2009, vinyl, styrax records]


























17 august 2009
lbl: Styrax Records
#: STRX 02
electronic
dub, techno
vbr ~192kbps


tracklist:
A1.
Isolate
B1.
The Formula
B2.
Supra



note: "Quantec with his trademark dubby and dusty techno tracks. Three tracks that sound like a foggy spring morning in the swamps with your feet in the stinky mudd and the light blue skies slowly bringing you another beautiful day."

quark
[fixed link]

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poniedziałek, września 14, 2009

CV313 - Sailingstars [2009, vinyl, echospace (detroit)]


























september 2009
lbl: echospace [detroit]
#: echospace 009
electronic
dub, techno
320kbps


tracklist:
A.
Sailingstars
B1.
Subtraktive (Intrusion's Twilight Dub)
B2.
Sailingstars (Intrusion's Reform)



note: "Dancefloor weighted dub-techno and house from Steve Hitchell's CV 313 project. 'Sailing Stars' is a fathoms-deep groove for the floor, setting subbass tones at the threshold of human hearing capabilities to unnerving effect while crisply spacious percussion and currents of analog ephemera cruise the surface. On the flip Hitchell takes the reins with an Intrusion Twilight Dub of the now classic 'Subtraktive', massaged and ready for the floor with a shorter playing time and concentrated vibes before his reformed version of the A-side travels to the edge of space with exponentially echoed atmospheres."

welcome back, boss
[fixed link]

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Untold - Discipline [2008, vinyl, hemlock recordings]


























28 november 2008
lbl: Hemlock Recordings
#: HEK002
electronic
dubstep
320kbps


tracklist:
A.
Discipline
B.
Bones



note: "Tripping into unfamiliar dubstep territory the pair develop their polished yet abstracted steppers style from their ace Hessle Audio 12" on 'Discipline', carving a darkside synthline arc reminiscent of Ae's 'Second Bad Vilbel', and inserting an elastically undulating rhythm flecked with a tempered distortion. 'Bones' on the flip serves as a wickedly Shackleton compatible joint with shaking percussion and wrongdoing rave synths intertwined to make a slick rhythm rolling atop a well inflated bottom end."

melt yo' face
[fixed link]

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Spatial - Infra001 EP [2008, vinyl, infrasonics]


























december 2008
lbl: Infrasonics
#: infra001
electronic
dubstep, experimental
320kbps


tracklist:
A.
80207
B.
70810



note: "The two vinyl tracks comprise of subtle clicks and hi-hats that push into you rather than hinting at the rolling pulse of the sub bass, revealing an almost tech house-influenced production style. "70810" has a primitive garage double snare groove and, as on most of the cuts on offer, Spatial lets the drum beat take the brunt of the attention with a few tempered pads chiming sultrily in the background. "80207," meanwhile, has a more obvious dubstep feel with its heavily delayed snare drum and more consistent sub bass lurking behind the wheeling stabs of that rave era synthesizer."

smash
[fixed link]

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niedziela, września 13, 2009

LV Feat. Dandelion - CCTV / Dream Cargo [2008, vinyl, hyperdub]


























july 2008
lbl: Hyperdub
#: HDB011
electronic
dub, dubstep
vbr ~200kbps


tracklist:
A. LV Feat. Dandelion CCTV
B. LV Dream Cargo



note: "At home I haven't stopped hammering that LV ft. Eroll Bellot/ Dandelion12" on Hyperdub so it gives me an enormous boner that the follow up 12" has finally arrived. This time featuring vox from just Dandelion (I reckon his missus wets the bed when she sniffs him). 'CCTV' is a paranoid social comment on our vastly becoming big brother totalitarian state. The production on here is second to none. Absolutely flawless. A dark, stoned modern dub masterpiece. Some ace subtle yet cosmic effects, simple bassline and occasional acidic squelch. Flipside 'Dream Cargo' is a lot heavier instrumental cut. It goes even darker into the abyss of late night future dub with a repetitive rim shot and bleak synths, big ass kick drum and again just enough stoned sounding delay and reverb. I haven't a clue who LV ft. Dandelion are but this is another absolute smasher!!!" - normanrec.

[fixed link]

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sobota, września 12, 2009

Kit Clayton - Repetition & Nonsense [1999, cd, drop beats records]
























august 1999
lbl: Drop Beat Records
#: spl 11
electronic
dub, techno, minimal, experimental, idm
256kbps


tracklist:
1.
Settler
2.
A Measure Of Loss
3.
Vhs
4.
A Choice Of Words
5.
M-Shape
6.
A Lack Of Calibration
7.
Settler Rework



note: "San Francisco-based Joshua Kit Clayton makes his CD debut with the excellent, mini-LP length REPETITION AND NONSENSE. Clayton is a peer to such post-techno types as Oval or Pole (whose ~scape label released Clayton's first album, NEK SANALET), crafting insidiously catchy tracks awash in dub-like echo effects and littered with digital debris ("Settler," "A Choice of Words," "A Lack of Calibration"). The closing "Settler Rework" sees Clayton pursuing such painstaking processing to extremes, all but forsaking rhythm for textured abstraction and glitch-ghosted dissipation.
Clayton may love his software tools, but he also shares in the purer spirit of the Detroit and Berlin techno minimalists. His sublime "M-Shape" bounces along to a classic Motor City groove while echoing the clean, concise lines and melodic moirT of such avatars as Maurizio and Robert Hood. "A Measure of Loss," with its minute, incremental mechanics and shifting rhythmic center, and the house-spiked electronic funk of "VHS" combine the strongest points of both schools and represent what Clayton does best. All influences aside, this young musician is an original and a talent to watch closely."

[fixed link]

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piątek, września 11, 2009

Daniel Stefanik - Starless [2006, vinyl, statik entertainment]


























26 april 2006

lbl: Statik Entertainment
#: Statik 21
electronic
techno, dub, minimal
320kbps


tracklist:
A. Starless
B. Growth



note: deep, pulsating dub-mantra inspired by dc's spheric manipulations.


stardust
[fixed / 17 march 2010]


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czwartek, września 10, 2009

DJ Krush - Kakusei [1998, cd, SMEJ Associated Records]








































Indian grocery by
Sylvain Jézéquel



9 september 1998
lbl: SMEJ Associated Records
#: AICT 25
electronic, hip-hop
instrumental, abstract, downtempo
256kbps


tracklist:
1.
Intro
2.
Escapee
3.
Parallel Distortion
4.
Inorganizm
5.
Deltaforest
6.
Crimson
7.
The Dawn
8.
Interlude
9.
85 Loop
10.
Rust
11.
1200
12.
Krushed Wall
13.
The Kinetics
14.
Final Home
15.
No More
16.
Outro



note: hh classic.
"The beats are just schizophrenic enough to hold your attention, but not crazy enough to make it unlistenable. Just when the mood starts to slip into typically gloomy trip-hop, he injects some of his infamous tongue-in-cheek samples.

He also includes some excellent tracks which showcase his innovative scratching, something he hasn't done on the last couple of albums.

Hip-hop, just like every other genre, has been riding a downwards spiral towards mainstream mundanity since it's underground roots. But every once in a while, an album like this comes along that convinces me that the true spirit of innovation and fun is still around." - theunderbob.

to the beat

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środa, września 09, 2009

Rhythm & Sound - See Mi Yah [2005, cd, burial mix]


























march 2005
lbl: Burial Mix
#: BMD-4
electronic, reggae
dub
.FLAC


tracklist:
1. Rhythm & Sound w/ Willi Williams See Mi Yah
2. Rhythm & Sound w/ Jah Cotton Dem Never Know
3. Rhythm & Sound w/ Koki Rise And Praise
4. Rhythm & Sound w/ Freddy Mellow Truly
5. Rhythm & Sound w/ Rod Of Iron Lightning Storm
6. Rhythm & Sound w/ Sugar Minott Let Jah Love Come
7. Rhythm & Sound w/ Walda Gabriel Boss Man
8. Rhythm & Sound w/ Bobbo Shanti Poor People Must Work
9. Rhythm & Sound w/ Ras Donovan & Ras Perez Let We Go
10. Rhythm & Sound w/ Paul St. Hilaire Free For All
11. Rhythm & Sound See Mi Version



note: flakiem rzucam w snobów, ale i dzielę się dziedzictwem natury. fresh rip-off.

almighty, jah, jah!

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