Friday, August 21, 2015

Never Get Weary 2015

I & I Never Get Weary 2015. Its been a few months since I put a fresh mix out as I've been preoccupied with the Kaleidoscope nights, among other things. This one's built around my sets there last weekend when we failed to get a live recording on the night. A multi-era collection, mixing up old with new and nuff between... Starts with rootsy selections before moving onto more upbeat reggae-dancehall vibes later. Plenty version excursions & nuff big tune.

Juggling the Bucket Bottom (Fine Style/Freedom Sounds/Irie Ites) with a deadly new cut from Mark Wonder's fine new LP for Nowtime Sound. Penthouse come strong again with updates of  El Shaddai, Culture's Natty Never Get Weary, Miss Wire Waist (Impact/Penthouse) and Horace Andy's Every Tongue Shall Tell featuring a notable return to the mic stand for the Lone Ranger! Digital B does a ruff new relick of the Dub Organizer played here alongside older cuts on Digital B, Upsetter, Impact & Jammys. Other riddim like the Herb Family (More Life), Love Me Forever/Hit The Road Jack (Big Youth/Juggling/Star Trail), Chi Chi Bud (Joe Frazier), Doctors Darling/Night Nurse (Germaican/Island), Just Another Girl (Virgin/Impact) and Kayla Bliss' brand new single Red Hott mix up with the Alton Ellis original Can I Change My Mind (Coxsone/XTM Nation). 
We revisit three tunes here that always go down very well in the dance - World Go Round by King Mas, Love Yourself by Mr Vegas and Angola by Jah Bouks. We end up dropping them almost every time we play out.

Continuous mix. 97 minutes 75 tracks. 

Donovan Germain & crew have hit top form once again especially after Exco Levi's astounding Country Man LP for them this year. Penthouse records have the best vibe right now & are thus heavily represented here. For that we make NO APOLOGY. Nuff respect to all.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

OUTTA ROAD RELOADED: Reggae Dancehall Reality Selections 2010

Outta Road - Reality Selections 2010. Revisiting one of my favorite mixes, a topical reggae dancehall mixtape with a strong rootsy flavour. People crying out of peace...

Tuff riddim like the Ghetto & Rub-A-Dub (No Doubt), Tempo & Exodus (LBM), Weatherman Skank (NAP) Soulseeka (Chimney) Mo Bay (In The Streetz) and Opera House's Koloko. Also features the Marley Brothers classic Brother's Keeper from 2001. Repost...

Continuous mix. 79 minutes.

Monday, August 17, 2015

8 RIDDIM MIXES - Wolves & Leopards Green Valley Psychology He Speaks Deep Roots Spring Prions Jah The Whip African Beat

Separate version excursions on seven crucial roots riddims from between 2003-09 + Under Mi Sensi/African Beat from 1995 - Barrington Levy, Beenie Man, Yami Bolo, Capleton, Singing Melody, Sanchez & Buju Banton (Time 1, Stone Love, Gargamel & Fat Eyes)..
Green Valley - Luciano, Capleton, LMS, Gentleman, Michael Rose, Richie Spice & Sizzla (Stephen Stanley 2005). Wolves & Leopards - Chrisinti, Lutan Fyah, Turbulence, Yogie (Courtney John), Capleton, I Jah & Uplifter (Observer 2005). He Speaks - Anthony B, Tony Curtis, Josie Wales, Vybz Kartel, Sizzla & Zumjay (Free Willy 2004). Psychology - Chrisinti, Luciano, Sizzla, Lukie D, Jah Mason, Turbulence, Chris & Champani (Rising Sun 2005). Deep Roots Spring - Beenie Man, Cali P, Dubdadda & Tippa Irie (Nitty Gritty 2003). The Whip - The Ethiopian, Admiral Tibett, Mark Wonder, Uton Green & Elijah Prophet (Luv Messenger 2009). Finally, Prions Jah - Nerious Joseph, Ras McBean, Lorenzo &  Nassadjah (Zion Gate 2003). Repost on request...


Sunday, August 9, 2015

Impact Riddim Mix 2005

Impact Riddim Mix from 2005. Deadly reality selection. Jazzy, congo-led rhythm track from Young Blood Records. Serious vocals from Beenie Man, Bascom X, Singing Sweet, Perfect, Mega Banton and Buju's murderous Fast Lane... BAD!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Reggae Dancehall Party @ New Beehive 14 August - Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope present... a REGGAE DANCEHALL PARTY
@ New Beehive, Westgate, Bradford
Friday 14th August 2015- 
All Welcome

We're back at the Beehive this Friday for another night of rocking reggae and dancehall music. Its a summertime celebration. 
Spaceport7 will be juggling a heady mix of modern roots-dancehall selections. Vinyl specialist Selector Big Bri is armed & ready with nuff roots & 80s dancehall vibes. Paul Rootsical deh ya, mixng down fresh one-drop & nu roots with classics from the foundation.


Our dateabase full so bring on ur requests.. ..
BIG THNX to the MC last time, U niced it up mi lion - but we never catch ur name.. 
we got the version sides line up already
MC anywhere come down. Is Papa TIny around?
No slackness, no negativity - strictly a positive good-time ting!
-Keeping it Rootical-

So run go tell u friend... Cya there
Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87
 Twitter: @Siamrootsical & @Spaceport7
 Kaleidoscope: 2nd Friday each month

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Midnight Rock Special - Jah Thomas Productions 198X

Selector Omari & Roots Outernational present - Midnight Rock Special. Jah Thomas Productions from the early 1980s. Vital dancehall collection that brings together the widest selection of artists at Mignight Rock, man like Triston Palmer, Anthony Johnson, Early B, Supercat, Little John, Toyan, Peter Metro, Barry Brown, Earl Cunningham, Carlton Livingstone and many more...

Killer riddim like the Things & Time, No No No, Heavenless (Entertainment), Mean Girl, Hi Fashion (Bobby Babylon), Letter From Zion, Answer, Full Up, Gunshot, Shoulder Move, Joker Smoker & the Shank I Sheck. All the biggest tunes are here.

Thanks again to Selector Omari for sharing this crucial selection.NUFF RESPECT TO THE NYC POSSE!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dancehall Pressure 1988

Soundboy Kuff 'N' Dem - Dancehall pressure 1988. Wicked and bad raggamuffin soundbwoy collection from 1988. Nuff hi-power hits from King Jammy's, Witty, King Tubby's, George Phang (Power House), Fashion Records, Techniques and Steelie & Cleevie. Version pon version..

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Relist...

Raggamuffin and Rambo - Dancehall Thrillers 1987

Raggamuffin and Rambo - Dancehall Thrillers 1987. More deadly digital dancehall hits from 1987. Nuff niceness in the digital era... Crisp JA & UK productions from King Jammy's, King Tubby's, Techniques, Redman International, Kilamanjaro, Philip Smart, Fashion and Jah Tubby's. Tempo never ease off - version pon version...

Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Relist...

Hol' a Raggamuffin - Dangerous dancehall 1987

Hol' a Raggamuffin - Dangerous dancehall 1987. Digital dancehall mix 1987. Productions from King Jammy's, King Tubby's, Techniques, Redman International, Jah Tubby's and Black Scorpio. Version excursions, nuff hits. Raggamuffin ruffer than Rambo, tuffer than Tyson.

  Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Roots Outernational present... D.E.B Crucial Selections

D.E.B Crucial Selections - Dennis Brown Productions. Selector Omari & Roots Outernational sound NYC come with an essential & comprehensive collection of D. Brown productions. On the DEB & Yvonne's Special labels mid to late 70s. Mighty vocal, deejay & dubwize cuts... in the mix.

Alongside the Crown Prince feature artists like Junior Delgado, Bob Andy, Desi Roots, Horace Andy, Booker T, Jah Thomas, Ras Bug, Big Joe, Ranking Buckers, Ranking Joe, Lenese Linton, Lord Tanamo, Black Uhuru, Castro Brown, Jimmy Riley, Carlton & The Shoes & Trinity. Rhythm track by the DEB Players. Dubs from King Tubby. 

Thanks to Selector Omari & Roots Outernational Sound for the link.
Serious selections!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rising Son - Peace Man/Jah Suckie - Peace Inna Jamdung 7''

9 track pre-release collection.
The legendary Rising Son meets Lester Johnson on the Ta Shi label. Pure roots and culture from 1976. Peace Man, peace man, peace man, mi seh peace youth man... Counteraction from deejay Jah Suckie with Peace Inna Jamdung. Dread dub versions. All-time classic...

Also from Rising Son, Every Man Must Have A home/Dub & Jah Jah Robe, both on the New Flower imprint produced by Al Campbell in 1976-77.
All hard to find... Repost...


Sunday, July 19, 2015

DJ Irie Dread & Legion 16 Movement Sound - Season of Life Mixtape

DJ Irie Dread & Legion 16 Movement Sound present... Season of Life Mixtape. Uptempo collection of modern nu roots, one-drop & lovers grooves. Sweet reggae music. Inna fine style...

Riddim track like Overstand's Rootsman & Militancy, Country Bus (Chimney), Way Back (Dub Akom), Automatic (Penthouse), 50~50 (Starstruck), Ram Jam (Silly Walks), Vision (Live MB), 7th Heaven & Cane River (DJ Frass), Freedom Fire (Independent Works) and Royal Order's evergreen Cultivator. More Life productions come with crucial roots-rocking vibes on the Herb Family - murderation.. blam, blam, blam.....

 Continuous mix. 66 mins.

Max respect to Tafadzwa Irie Dread & the SA-Zimbabwe massive, 
thnx 4 the link up spar.. @DjIrieDread

Friday, July 17, 2015

Kaleidoscope in Session @ New Beehive Bradford July 10th 2015

Kaleidoscope in Session @ New Beehive Bradford July 10th 2015.
Kaleidoscope live in session 10 July 2015. Spaceport7 Selector Big Bri & Paul Rootsical nice up the New Beehive again... Roots, one-drop, dancehall & revival selections a gwarn as always. Niceness every time.
Thanks again to all who come along. Special thnx to ArtistTim & Barry (Roots Records shop) for coming. Also MASSIVE raspect to the MC for the night. COME DOWN AGAIN mi lion. I'll be armed with uff version sides next time & bring my full selection ready to take all special request... 

 Don't forget.. we're playing 2nd Friday of each month, Next one 14th August, so run go tell U friend.... :D

Paul Rootsical Sets
 I started with some rootsy favorites while the place start to fill.... Twinkle Brothers, Ffrenchie & Island Life Records lead the roots charge with the Who Can't Hear Must Feel, No More Slaving, Imperial Crown and the mighty Jahovia. Dancehall business later with excursions pon the Freedom Blues, General, Late Night Blues relick, Long Days Short Nights & Ram Jam. Big nod to Virgin Islands reggae. Nuff original foundation selection also.

Spaceport7 Sets  
Reggae-dancehall & Bashment. Nuff Protoje, Jah Sun, Horseman, Tanya Stephens...

Selector Big Bri Sets
Special tribute to the Upsetter Lee Perry with a few dancehall scorchers from Bri's 80s 12'' collection.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Gideon Warriors revisited... Culture Mix

Revisiting this one-drop nu-roots mixtape from 2010. Gideon Warriors. Strictly conscious vibes. Riddim like John John's Zion Gate, Maximum Sound's I Know My Herb/Repariation & Help Me Praise Jahovia, the dubby Breadfruit (Fly Roots), Soul Rebel (Peckings) and the stunning Zion Train from Columbian Beatz (check Lutan Fyah's Living In the Ghetto - RUFF!). Bushman revisits 2 classic Peter Tosh tunes @ Penthouse.

Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Rocking Time - Late 70s Revival Vinyl Mix

Rocking Time - Selections from the late-70's. Cool & easy revival mixtape made up of rips from my 7 & 12'' collection. Incorporates various styles of the day, varying from roots to big people revival vibes. Runs vocals into deejay cut into dub version or blazing instrumentals inna true discomix style... Some real timeless classics here like the Phase One classic rockers cut of Waiting in the Park by the Chantells, Owen Gray's cover of When I Need You or Trevor Hartley's combination with U-brown on Selassie-I. Singer Ras Midas with a dread version of the Paragon's rocksteady hit Same Song. Ends with a personal favorite of mine, the sublime Going Is Rough by Jimmy London. 49 tracks.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost...

Monday, July 6, 2015


this Friday10th July 2015 and  2nd Friday of month threafter...
  @ the BeeHive Cellar Bar 
Westgate, Bradford

 KALEIDOSCOPE is back at the Beehive this Friday & its gonna be rocking again. Reggae-dancehall specialist SPACEPORT7 will be juggling current uptempo tunes. 70s & 80s vinyl maestro BIG BRI holds the foundation revival corner while PAUL ROOTSICAL mix up fresh nu roots & one-drop selections with dancehall & rocksteady classics from across the years. So run go tell U friends, come along and feel the vibe. 
Let di riddim roll Rasta  roll Rasta....

No slackness, no gun tunes - strictly positive good-time vybz.
-Keeping it Rootical-

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Real Authentic 60's Jamaican Ska Sound

The real authentic 60's Jamaican ska sound. Jump up revivals, party dance jives, revised traditionals and singerman boasts. Nice, nice time... put on your dancing shoes! King Stitt is MC for the night.
Continuous mix. 78 minutes. Repost...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Vintage Jamaican Ska Mix 1963-67

Vintage Ska Mix 1963-67. One of our old mixes. The original and authentic 60's ska sound of Jamaica. Its jump up time... Featuring: Carlos Malcolm, Desmond Dekker & The Aces, Lord Tanamo, Stranger Cole, Derrick Morgan, The Caridonians, Tommy McCook, Basil Gabbidon, Lord Creator, The Skatalites, Laurel Aitkin, Bongoman Byfield, Eric Morris, Prince Buster & His All-stars, Bobby Martell, The Folkes Brothers, The Maytals, Bob Andy, Higgs & Wilson, Jackie Mittoo, Jimmy Cliff, Drumbago's Orchestra, Bunny & Skitter, Bunny Livingstone & Rita Anderson. Continuous mix.
Continuous mix. 79 minutes. Repost..

Friday, June 19, 2015

Glen Brown & Friends - Vintage Revival Selections 1967-72

Glen Brown & Friends - Revival Selections 1967-72

 Glen Brown & Friends - Ska, Rocksteady & Reggae Selections 1967-72. The best of Glen Brown's early output as a vocalist alongside some initial production efforts. Much of Glen's work focused on harmony duos and groups in the 1960's, following a stint with Sonny Bradshaw's Jazz, though he also did some wicked solo sides. He'd begun to experiment with instrumentals by the 70's. Featuring duos as Glen & Dave (Dave Barker), Hopetown & Glen (Hopeton Lewis), Lloyd & Glen (Lloyd Robinson) Maxie & Glen (Max Romeo) and Glen & Jimmy (an obscure vocalist at the Upsetter camp - anyone know a who dat?), and fine sides from vocal groups Marcus & The Musketeers and The Graduates (Glen Brown, Joe White & Trevor Shields). Labels: Doctor Bird, Fab, Stag, Treasure Isle, Studio One, GGs, Coxsone, Harry J, Beverleys, Flame, Bra, Upsetter, Darace, Shalimar and Glen Brown's own Pantomine.

Continuous mix. 96 minutes.
Special request. Repost..

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SOUNDTAPE: Spaceport7 & Paul Rootsical Live @ Beehive Bradford 12 June 2015

SOUNDTAPE: Spaceport7 & Paul Rootsical Live @ Beehive Club Bradford 12 June 2015. Kaleidoscope: a night of dancehall reggae just yards from the old frontline & blues in Lumb Lane, Bradford. An irie crowd turned out and music play til past 3...  Selectors Iain Spaceport7, Big Bri & Paul Rootsical mix up upfront dancehall, one-drop, reggae revival, roots and dub. A big thanks to everyone who came. You made it a good night. See y'all next month - 10th July....

The recording comes from the dj setup and not the PA output so unfortunately the mic is missing from the mix as are Big Bri's well crucial Upsetter & roots vinyl sets. We'll definitely put this right for next time.


Spaceport7 sets 1 & 2

Paul Rootsical sets 1 & 2

Spaceport7 set 3

Sunday, June 14, 2015

KING VOLTS Live at the Tumble Inn, Bradford 1987

King Volts - Live at the Tumble Inn 1987. The legendary Newcastle/Bradford reggae band onstage in Bradford. Brisk, dub-heavy live sound. Solid, irie festival vibes.
King Volts formed in 1984 in Fenham, Newcastle and were regulars on the Northeast gig circuit during the mid-80s, supporting visiting acts like Black Roots. Anyone see them at the Riverside? The band moved to Bradford in 1986 where they quickly built up a local following alongside their King Volts Sound System while traveling to play at free festivals. Key members emigrated and, sadly, the band split in 1987. 
Volts reformed for a great reunion gig in 1988 at the 1in12 Club, Bradford, another memorable night.
Respect to Igger, Martin, Cess, Steve, John, Andy, Mickey, Diccon, The Rootsman, Larry and everyone. King Volts are still fondly remembered. If any of you come on here, link up, leave a comment.... Paul.
 Taken from the original PA tape. 58 minutes. Shame I lost the old Newcastle Demo tape.
Thanks to Iain for ripping this, bless man...Repost...

Sunday, June 7, 2015

REGGAE DANCEHALL PARTY & dred lightshow with KALEIDOSCOPE @ BeeHive Inn, Bradford 12/06/2015

A night of Reggae Dancehall Vybz & dred lightshow with KALEIDOSCOPE Selectors: Spaceport7 & Big Bri..
this Friday12th June 2015 and monthly threafter...
  @ the BeeHive Cellar Bar 
Westgate, Bradford


Guest selector Paul Rootsical will be juggling modern roots & one-drop selections mix up with foundation classic...

From SKA to fresh ONE-DROP selections & DANCEHALL
Music to make u dance! Spotlight on the new Horseman LP, Jah Sun, Protoje, Jesse Royal, Lee Perry..

Lazer show, projections & lightshow
Whole heap a vybz
MCs welcome 

Find us on Facebook: Kaleidoscope87 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Travelling East - New Roots Mixtape 1997

Travelling East - New Roots Mixtape 1997 - Part 1. Roots & reality mixtape remaster from the original cassette mixtape. A great year for roots reggae. Established nu roots stars like Sizzla, Luciano, Capleton and Tony Rebel stand alongside veterans Barrington Levy, Gregory Isaacs and Everton Blender, while emerging talent like Morgan Heritage, Daweh Congo, Anthony B and Bushman come on strong. A real highlight of that year was the Reggae Day at Finsbury Park, London. A whole heap a artist come down - Beenie Man, Anthony B, Everton Blender, Macka B, Earl 16, U-Roy, Danny Red, Mad Prof. etc. etc... I missed (the ever-disappointing) Lee Perry as he was on at the same time, on another stage from Beenie who was magnificent... no contest who to watch there!

Riddim like Star Trail's Burning Bush & Lift Up Your Head, Heathen (Digital B), War (African Star), Collie Weed, Kette Drum & Slave Master (Jazz Jamaica).

Riddim: Mr Bassie (Xterminator), Revolution, Stepping Outta Babylon (Penthouse), Satta (Digital B & Manatee), more Burning Bush, Mount Jerusalem (Firehouse Crew) and the awesome Ghetto People Song (Flames).

Continuous mix. Total 158 minutes. Repost..
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Monday, June 1, 2015


PEACE MIX by DYNAMICDUO. Vital 2hr collection out on Mixcloud by the dynamic duo. We crying out for peace.. Eclectic, rootsy selection from Misty In Roots to Luciano and U Roy, Barrington Levy to Augustus Pablo and the Twinkle Brothers. Full discomix cuts with dub versions. MAXIMUM RESPECT SELECTOR!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomix Collection 1988 - Augustus Clarke Productions

Year 2 Year 12'' Discomixes 1988. Crucial, uptempo collection of mainly hard-hitting dancehall tunes. All but one of these tunes came out of Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke's Music Works. Riddim like Rumours and Mind Yu Dis - vocal and dubwise. Clarke's re-entry into the dancehall scene produced what was unquestionably the freshest, richest, biggest sound to come outta yard since Jammys. Clarke released upfront dancehall hits but also combined dancehall and lovers rock to great effect. Wicked raggamuffin dub versions!

 Continuous mix. 71 minutes.

Bonus 30 minute excursions pon the Rumours and Manners riddims with Lady G, The Mighty Diamonds, Josie Wales, Dean Fraser, Gregory Isaacs, Ken Boothe, Home T, Hopeton Lindo, Dennis Creary, Robbie Lyn, Johnny Osbourne, JC Lodge, Rebel Rockers, Jackie Mittoo and Nadine Sutherland.