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Love Is All I Bring - Another 2013 Roots & Culture Mix by BMC

After my well-received Step Out And Dance mix from early this year, I felt like making a next 2013 mix to close the year with. Lots of great music has been released this year again that many don't seem aware of, next to the usual larger pile of low-quality crap ofcourse. I hope this mix will introduce some of this lovely music to people out there, so they can check out the artists and labels further, you wont be sorry!! The so called 'revival' of more positive, conscious music by artists like Chronixx, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid clearly made its impact this year on the reggae scene and on me same way. So no surprise to find quite a few tracks by especially Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid in this one. Besides them, a whole variety of artists and producers recorded and released very worthwhile tunes this year and this mix showcases a whole heap of different names and styles to proof that. Especially nice this year has been the increasing number of tunes that get pressed on vinyl again, love that, bought quite a bunch of 'm! Mix is in the usual BMC style: no full tunes, some but not too many sound samples, one continuous cd-length mix in the old-school mixtape tradition. If you like what you hear, go check out the full tunes in good quality to get the real deal. I just love this music, Love Is All I Bring!

Enjoy and happy new year people, thanks for another year of support for the efforts I put into these mixes!

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Facebook: Bmc Better Must Come / BMC's Reggae Mixes (page)

Riddims & tracks in order of appearance (tracks with * have, to my knowledge, been released on 45s):

1) Chronixx - Thanks And Praise (Lifeline Music) *
2) Fight This Feeling Riddim (Ranch Entertainment)
Shaggy ft. Beres Hammond - Fight This Feeling *
Maxi Priest ft. Assassin - Bubble My Way
Tessanne Chin - If You Love Me
3) Going Home Riddim (Larger Than Life)
Busy Signal & Exco Levy - Wicked Evil Man
Chino - Larger Than Life
Gappy Ranks - Free My Chains
4) Jah Sun ft. Kabaka Pyramid - Foundation (Bizzarri)
5) Poison Arrow Riddim (Dynasty)
Alaine - Love Is All I Bring
Jah Vinci - Lock Me With Love
I Octane - Island Breeze [Jamaica]
6) Dancing Machine Riddim (Evidence)
Brother Culture - Life
Skarra Mucci - Confusion
7) Chino & Di Genius - Roots Sound (Di Genius)
8) Inna Rub A Dub Style Riddim (John John) *
Chronixx - Alpha & Omega
Jah Cure & Bounty Killer - A Murdah
Sizzla - Big Surpirse
Tarrus Riley - Money Cry
Chronixx - Alpha & Omega (pt. 2)
9) Micah Shemaiah ft TJ, Hempress Sativa, Jahkime & Infinite - Dread At The Control (EDB Entertainment) *
10) Militancy Riddim (Overstand Entertainment)
Kabaka Pyramid - The Revival
Jah Cure - Territory
Dre Island - Uptown Downtown
Protoje - Resist Not Evil
Chezidek - Damage
11) Selassie Souljahz Riddim (Royal Order) *
Addis Pablo & The Suns Of Dub - Selassie Souljahz - Melodica Version
Chronixx, Sizzla, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid - Selassie Souljahz
Addis Pablo & The Suns Of Dub - Selassie Souljahz - Dub
12) Mavado - Soldiers (Tribute To Roach) (JA Productions)
13) Chronixx - World Under Seige (Roots Tribulation) *
14) Milk & Honey Riddim (Reggae Fever / iMusician Digital) *
Turbulence - Righteousness
Jah Mali - Stop Self Destruct
Jah Mason - My God & King
15) Honey Pot Riddim (Silly Walks Discotheque) *
Chronixx - Smile Jamaica
Lutan Fyah - Lonesome Soldier
Daville - One In A Million
16) Just Say When Riddim (Heavy Beats)
Glen Washington - Put Away Your Guns
Lloyd Brown - Blessed Love
17) Sellassie I Way Riddim (Israel Records)
Tarrus Riley & Kabaka Pyramid - Fly Di Gate
Chronixx - Prayer
Pressure - One Way
Lutan Fyah - Jah Na Sleep
18) Richie Campbell - What A Day (Don Corleon)
19) Tin Mackerel Riddim (Maximum Sound Bwoy Killers) *
Konshens & Romain Virgo - We No Worry 'Bout Them
Burro Banton - Can't Get Me Out
Mr. Vegas, Natel & Major Mackerel - Flash Up Unu Lighta
20) Take My Hand Riddim (Redemtion's Sound)
Luciano - Take My Hand Oh Jah
Kabaka Pyramid - Sun Rising
David Kennedy - Take My Dub
21) Rising Sun Riddim (Chimney Records) *
Chronixx & Kabaka Pyramid - Mi Alright
Tarrus Riley - My Day
Demarco - It's Not Right




Gimme Likkle One Drop as the man Tarrus Riley sings on the Tropical Escape riddim. Well, ok, here you go! New roots & culture mix by BMC, over 79 minutes with riddims and tracks from 2012 and 2013. Lotsa (but not only) JA productions this time and above all lotsa good music! Selection solely based on what I rate for whatever reason, not the charts! Noticable how many artists in their lyrics express their hope for a change of musical and/or lyrical content in the scene, let's see where it goes from here. Above all these are 79+ minutes that show that reggae is alive and kicking in 2013! Very nice riddims, excellent vocal deliveries from upcoming stars like Chronixx and Exco Levi to a great lovers tune by dancehall star Mavado to the always impressive Tarrus Riley and I can go on. Check out all artists and labels (in brackeys in the tracklist below), there's usually more where this came from. Mix is in the usual BMC style: whole heap of different artists and styles, no full tunes, (very) few sound samples, one continuous cd-length mix in the old-school mixtape tradition. What can I say? I'm rocking to it, hope you too, so Step Out And Dance!

Step Out And Dance - 2012/13 Roots & Culture Mix

Selection & Mix by: BMC
Facebook: Bmc Better Must Come / BMC's Reggae Mixes (page)
Twitter: BMCsReggaeBlog

Riddims & tracks:
01 Gyal Season Riddim (Bambino Musik - Jus Bus)
Joe Lickshot - Vintage Concert Version
Romain Virgo - All Out
Busy Signal - Girls Tonight
Etana & Busy Signal - Love Love Love
Tanya Stephens - If You Knew
Spragga Benz - Step Out And Dance
02 Impossible Riddim (Bizzarri)
Blackout JA - Rub A Dub King
Lion D - Irie
03 EZ Riddim (Smart Move Records)
Tarrus Riley - Hurt Me
Adrian Campbell - Take It Easy
04 Mavado - Always On My Mind (Troyton)
05 Moving Riddim (Di Genius)
Mr. Easy - Moving
Chino - Boom Draw
J Boog - Change Up Your Evil Ways
Chris Martin - What Can I Do (Without A Woman)
Lutan Fyah - Hold A Medz
06 Downtown Riddim (Riddim Wise)
Turbulence ft. I Shenko - Obeah Man
Mikey General - Promise
Lutan Fyah - Bossman
07 Chronixx - Start A Fyah [extended] (Jungle Josh)
08 Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor - Me Alone (Di Genius)
09 Another Dollar Riddim (Penthouse)
Romain Virgo - Another Day Another Dollar
Kiprich - No Fake Friends
Tessanne ft. Busy Signal - Don't Wanna Fight
I-Wayne - Nightmare
10 Focus Riddim (Vickings)
Exco Levi - Save The Music
Loyal Flames - Keep Focus
11 Rootsman Riddim (Overstand)
Chronixx - Here Comes Trouble
Jesse Royal - Modern Day Judas
Tarrus Riley - Cold Girl
12 Return Riddim (Juke Boxx)
Morgan Heritage - The Return
Exco Levi - Cyaah Cow Wi Down
Romain Virgo - Nah Figet
13 Busy Signal - Come Shock Out (Juke Boxx)
14 Freedom Shines Riddim (Truckback)
Tarrus Riley - Original Dancehall
Busy Signal - Tell Dem Already
15 Man Of The Living Riddim (Street Rockaz Family)
Chezidek - Talk To Jah Jah
Peetah Morgan - World Revolution
16 Rock & Come Een Riddim (Dalton Leith)
Busy Signal - Stop Show Off
Romain Virgo - Mama
Shuga - I Dream Of A Solution
Exco Levi - Leave Mi Herbs
17 Feeling It Riddim (Machete)
Luciano - Them Never Know
Turbulence - She Wanna Be Friends
18 Tropical Escape Riddim (Chimney)
Tarrus Riley - Gimme Likkle One Drop
Cecile - Life Is So Precious
Chronixx - Aint No Giving In
I Octane - What About The Poor
19 Lutan Fyah - Dancehall Still A Gwaan (Nature's Way)

(drawing in the artwork by Lumonious, taken from the LP One DJ Won't Do on Techniques)