Sunday, March 31, 2013

Riddim Lab Recorded on 03/31/13

Riddim Lab Recorded on 03/31/13

Track List:

Bob Marley - Jah Live
Kiddus I - Graduation in Zion
Yabby U - Deliver Me From My Enemies
Jacob Miller - tenement yard
Dennis Brown - So long Rastari
Augustus Pablo - No Entry
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
The Abyssinians - Satta Massa Gana
The Itals - In a dis ya time
Hopeton Lewis - Take It Easy
Marcia Griffiths - Melody Life
Sugar Minott - Oh Mr D.C
Marcia Griffiths & Bob Andy - Always Together
Tristan Palmer, Jah Thomas & Ranking Toyan - Entertainment
Frankie Paul - Sara
Gregory Isaacs - Bits And Pieces
Bushman - True Love
Pinchers - Loving That You Want
Leroy Gibbons - Why Are You Going Away
Dean Fraser - Can't Run Sax
Sugar Minott - Shank I Sheck
Horace Andy - Sweet Loving
Earl Sixteen - Strickly Bubbling
Bounty Killa - Tune In
Courtney John - Ready To Go
Sizzla - Hype
Tarrus Riley Ft Jimmy Riley - Pull Up Selector
Pressure - Love & Affection
Gyptian - Beautifull Lady
Richie Spice - Brown Skin
Morgan Heritage - Perfect Love Song
Freddie McGregor - Equal Rights
Beres Hammond - One Love One Life
Ninja Man - Ninja mi ninja
New Kingston - Life
Chronixx - Beat & A Mix
Chronixx - Selassie Souljahz
John Holt - Ghetto Queen
John Holt - If I Were A Carpenter
Johnny Osbourne - Write Myself A Letter
Ini Kamoze - Hot Stepper
Black Uhuru - Guess Who
Max Romeo - Birth of Reggae Music
Jah Batta - Trickey Girl
Jahlanzo - Reggae Rocking (Dub Plate)
Duane Stephenson - Nah play (Dub Plate)

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Thursday, March 28, 2013

There is nothing like a sound system

Reggae Sound System scene in Glasgow – TRAILER

"Glasgow's reggae sound systems are gaining worldwide fame these days – getting local sounds to travel to far away places and also bringing a lot of big to play their shows in Glasgow. Sound system sessions are both the opportunity to see famous producers, MC's and singers and a showcase Glasgow's own music and style. Heavy bass is the main focus – music played on custom made speakers sounds powerful, clean and organic. Music played in big warehouses, small clubs and sometimes the most unlikely secret locations. Music that brings people from all backgrounds together and makes Glasgow an exciting place to live."

Ini Kamoze - Listen Me Tic

Ini Kamoze is about to drop a new album, check out the first release from it. 
Thing called: "Listen me tic"

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

War is in the air, Clash in San Diego

Audio from the "War is in the air clash" which took place last Saturday March 23, 2013 in San Diego, California. Despite plenty of talented sound systems California isn't the clash capital of the world so it is always great to see promotors and sound systems building this kind a vibe. 
The 4 sounds competing were Mackain Touring (LA/JAMAICA) VS. Tribeof Kings (SD/USA) VS. DYNAMQ SOUNDS INTL (KC/AFRICA) VS. Culture Blend (NJ/TRINDAD). Winner of the clash is Dynamq aka THe Sudanese Warrior.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chronixx - Smile Jamaica (Official Video)

Brand new video from Chronixx "Smile Jamaica" taken from the Honey Pot Riddim 
produced by Silly Walks Discotheque.

Monday, March 25, 2013

War inna East

With the "War inna East' clash series about to happen next Saturday March 30th, we'd like to highlight the last edition of this yearly sound clash. The clash features Supersonic sound out of Berlin, Germany VS Mighty Crown "The Far East Rulers" out of Yokohama, Japan.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Seani B's Art Of Juggling

Seani B' a.k.a. "The Remix Kid" is a selecta, producer and broadcaster on BBC One XTra.
"The Art Of Juggling" a monthly mix tape features the hottest Dancehall releases recently released,  the March edition features riddims like Bad Bounce, Afterlife, Gravedigger, Showbiz, Unruly, Aroma, Steppa, Brainstorm & Happy Thoughts all in the mixxxxxxx!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Gregory Isaacs - Live At Brixton Academy, 1984 (FULL CONCERT)

Gregory Isaacs performing at Brixton Academy in 1984. 
The Cool Ruler in full effect.

 Intro/Top Ten + Number One
Out Deh + Tune In 
Top Ten
Private Secretary
My Only Lover + All I Have Is Love + Love Is Overdue
Cool Down The Pace

Mr. Brown + Storm 
Slave Master
Soon Forward
Sunday Morning
Night Nurse
Front Door

Frankie "Dancehall" Paul live in SLC March 14th, 2013

Jamaican dancehall superstar Frankie Paul performing at Liquid Joe's in 
Salt Lake City March 14th, 2013.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Extraditing Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke Documentary

An exclusive investigation into Jamaica’s handling of a US extradition request which led to a state of emergency across the capital and the murder of up to 200 people.
To the people of Tivoli Gardens, Christopher Coke is the “president” – but he is also considered one of the most dangerous narcotics kingpins in the world by the US justice department.
Al Jazeera English went beyond the headlines to discover who the man accused of drugs and weapons smuggling really is.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Protoje - I&I

The 'I&I' video features the likes of Kabaka Pyramid, No-Maddz, Jesse Royal, Hempress Sativa, Jah9, Chronixx plus members of Zincfence, Pentateuch and Raging Fyah along with other familiar faces. Members of Protoje's band, The Indiggnation, are also prominent in various scenes.

What made the whole ordeal special was that it was more than just a mere music video shoot. According to author Dutty Bookman, who assisted with organizing the march, it was revolutionary action.

"The music video was more like a smokescreen," Bookman recalled. "We handed out some thought-provoking leaflets with inspiring words from Haile Selassie I, Marcus Garvey and Walter Rodney. I could see that drivers and pedestrians really appreciated the information they were receiving."

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bullwackies in New York (Documentary)

A fascinating documentary about one of the top ranking labels in the game.  
A time and place in ‘dis ya iwa’ called Bullwackies.

Dubs full hundred

"DUBS FULL HUNDRED is meant to be for all the those dancehall reggae music lovers out there, who are hungry for „the real thing“. You will hear everything from Rub-a-dub style to Studio One, Dancehall troughout the decades, all presented on dubplate specials! Once again, cut out the quarrel, cut out the cursing of nowadays clash events, this time it is just real music all night long."

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Gentleman - You Remember

Gentleman, German Reggae Star takes us back to a time when people still used to write letters in his new video.
Do you remember?

Frankie Paul Sings Dennis Brown

"One cannot understate the importance of the late Dennis Brown to the world of reggae. At his funeral in Kingston in 1999 then Prime Minister P.J. Patterson spoke as part of the three hour tribute to a great man's life, commenting that "Over the years, Dennis Brown has distinguished himself as one of the finest and most talented musicians of our time. The Crown Prince of Reggae as he was commonly called. He has left us with a vast repertoire of songs which will continue to satisfy the hearts and minds of us all for generations to come." From this great cannon of work, and with respect, Frankie Paul is honored to present this collection of some of Dennis Brown's best material.

Despite passing at a mere 42 years of age, Brown's career as Jamaica's leader in lovers rock ran for more than 30 years and at least 75 full length recordings. You'd have to search long and far to find a better performer to curate such an overview of a great artist's legacy than Frankie Paul. Sometimes known as the "Jamaican Stevie Wonder", at the onset of his career Paul's soulful vocals were often compared to Brown; a comparison no Jamaican artist at the time would find anything but complimentary.

From No Man Is An Island which Brown recorded for Sir Coxsone Dodd at a mere 12 years of age through to '82's Love Has Found Its Way with many other stops on Brown's musical map this set finds a reggae great honoring the tradition of a reggae great: and of course, with respect."


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Jah9 - 9MM Message Music Vol.1

Jah9 has been credited as the creator of the Jazz on Dub genre. Her vocals blend the Jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the Dancehall attack of Sizzla Kalongi above the heavy Dub rhythm akin to Augustus Pablo.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rise Up Reggae Star

BBC Four - Storyville 2009-2010

"On an island where reggae is considered the voice of the people and an outlet for survival, Rise Up Reggae Star follows three aspiring artists who seek to 'rise up' from obscurity for their chance at success. This documentary takes the viewer off the beaten path, far from any tourist attractions and sandy beaches; yet it is still able to capture the beauty and magic that the Island has to offer. From the deep countryside to the whirlwind ghettos of Kingston, no matter where you are, the film makes it evident that music is the heartbeat of the culture.

In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, Rise Up follows the very different lives of three artists struggling in their own unique way for their big break at stardom. Turbulence, the conscious ghetto youth with enough determination to move mountains; Ice, the young faux-gangster dancehall artist from the upper class; and Kemoy, the beautifully innocent country girl who barely realizes her amazing vocal gifts - their stories unfold as the film seamlessly interweaves their lives behind the backdrop of the bustling underground reggae scene of Jamaica. Five years in the making, Rise Up is able to capture the pure artistry and creativity of these three musicians in raw form while at the same time, able to bring the viewer into their personal lives, inside their most private moments, as they struggle to find their voice and discover their ability to overcome life's obstacles."

Monday, March 11, 2013

Bobby Hustle "Sweet Reggae Music" Mix CD 2013

The "Sweet Reggae Music" mix are 19 original tracks from Bobby Hustle re-recorded onto 45 record versions from the Dynasty Records vinyl catalog & mixed by Blessed Coast Sound, out of Seattle, Washington.

1. Sweet Reggae Music
2. Broke Life
3. Seventh Time Rise
4. Kush Morning
5. Search For It
6. So Fresh
7. Red & Blue Freestyle
8. Two Wrongs
9. Pum Pum Holiday
10. West Coast Summer / Good Love Medley
11. Weed Like Mine
12. Inna Rizzla
13. Guide & Protect 
14. Another One Gone
15. Blink Of An Eye
16. Nah Pretend
17. Always On The Hustle / Cash Economy Medley
18. Come Over
19. Memories

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Protoje - Shot By Love feat. Toi (Lyric Video)

Always time for a good love song.

R.I.P. Biggie Smalls

Concert audio from The Notorious B.I.G. & Puff Daddy live in London. 
Launch party for Tim Westwood joining Radio 1 at Hammersmith Palais London March 19th 1995.
R.I.P. The Notorious B.I.G. May 21st 1972 - March 9th 1997

Friday, March 8, 2013


Mixed by Antza aka A7 for Black Bear Sound out of Finland, A7 is the creator for a lot of reggae remixes that have found their way in to Babylon Down's music collection. Fulljoy!



1. Richie Spice - My Heart
2. Etana - 4 Play 2 Love (Start Over)
3. Jah Cure - My Girl
4. Morgan Heritage - The Girl Is Mine
5. Jamelody - I Love You
6. Daville - This Love
7. Romain Virgo - Everlasting Love
8. Alaine - Amazing
9. Chris Martin - Too Big
10. Busy Signal - Missing You
11. Jah Cure - From My Heart
12. Million Stylez - Found The One
13. Chronixx - Access Granted
14. Romain Virgo - Need You
15. Cecile - When Love Is Right
16. Chris Martin - White Sheets
17. Notch - Show Me The Way
18, Tarrus Riley - Cold Girl
19. Chris Martin - Paper Loving (Rmx)
20. Jah Cure - Only Vice
21. Jah Cure - How Can I Forget
22. Marcia Griffiths - No No No
23. Di Genius - Need My Love
24. Chris Martin - What Can I Do
25. Romain Virgo - Dont You Remember
26. Busy Signal - You And Me
27. Mr Melody - Still In Love
28. Wayne Wonder - Never Gonna Say Goodbye
29. Chris Martin - Change My Plans
30. Chris Martin - Every Single Thought
31. Cecile - You And Me
32. Romain Virgo - Cry Tears For You
33. Jemere Morgan - International Love
34. Sophia Squire - Real Love
35. Cecile & Chronixx - African King
36. D'Major - Girl Of My Dream
37. Sherieta - Breathe
38. I'll Be There For You
39. Alaine - Another Love Song
40. J Boog - Love Me
41. I Octane - Cant Get Over I
42. Tarrus Riley - Sorry Is A Sorry Word
43. Cecile - Popular Girl
44. Rihanna - Diamonds (Jr Blender Rmx)
45. Romain Virgo - Rich In Love
46. Etana & Busy Signal - Love Love Love
47. Denyque - Always You
48. Trevor Off Key & Keida - I Wanna Love You
49. Tarrus Riley & Anuhea - Only Man In The World (Acoustic Mix)


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Selassie Souljahz in dub - Chronixx Original Page, Sizzla Kalonji,Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid & Addis Pablo (suns of dub)

The recently released tune Selassie Souljahz by Royal Order Music remixed in dub. This tune features risings talents like Chronixx, Protoje, Kabaka Pyramid and veteran artist Sizzla. For this version Addis Pablo came in to make a dub version of the tune that has been hailed as of one of the biggest tunes of the year since its release.

War ina East 2013

War ina East is a yearly sound clash hosted by Herbalize It, a sound system out of Enshede, Netherlands. They started hosting the yearly soundclash in 2004. The first clash was Cool Rock (Winner) VS Uhuru Sound VS D-Fire Sound VS Fatal Sound. 2005 Cool Rock VS City Lock (Winner) VS Ras Bas VS Wild Pitch.
In 2006 Far West Crew, City Lock, Foundation, Warrior Sound (back then still Rainbow Warrior) faced of in a deadly dub plate war leaving Far West Crew out of Antwerp, Belgium as the sole survivor.

Supersonic and Soundquake faced off against each other in a heavyweight dub fight in 2007, Soundquake got killed in this battle between two of the top sounds from Germany. 2008 featured Soundbwoys Destiny representing for Germany VS Foundation Sound representing for The Netherlands VS Soldia representing for Switzerland, Foundation Sound leading The Netherlands to victory. 2009 featured a global line up for a tag team fight between the USA & Europe, Poison Dart & Tek 9 on the USA team, Supersonic & Sentinel on the Europe Team.
Sonic & Sentinel kept the trophy on European soil and send the American team home empty handed.

Mighty Crown VS Supersonic in the seventh edition of this yearly clash, the 2010 edition was called "Legends of Glory, that night Supersonic collected their third War ina East Trophy. Interestingly this is also the last time that Mighty Crown was seen on the battlefield. LP International (New York) versus One Love Hi Powa (Rome, Italy), LP executed One Love in 2011.
In 2012 the event was cancelled but now 2013 it is back and it features a heavy line up between up & coming Kosmik Movements out of New York, Sentinel the German Luger with their new team and Yard Beat out of Japan. The Battle Royal of Asia vs America vs Europe on the ultimate killing ground. Who will rise as Hero? This all happens on Saturday March 30th, 2013 in Enschede, Netherlands.

In the mean time listen back to the 2007 and 2009 edition featured on Mikey Glamour's soundcloud page. You can also download every years audio on Herbalize It website.



Noisey Jamaica

Noisey Jamaica is a documentary produced by Snoop Dogg that highlights dancehall culture in Jamaica, geared towards people that are not really familiar with dancehall and its culture, it is still a interesting view into the culture, its artists and fashion.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Frankie "Dancehall" Paul...

Frankie "Dancehall" Paul is performing next week Thursday in SLC at Liquid Joes, Babylon Down will be there to provide the early and in between sets juggling, to warm up to this show we decided to post this footage of Frankie Paul & Cocoa Tea performing on December 16th, 2011 at the Rockstore festival in Montpellier, France .

Monday, March 4, 2013

Major Lazer Presents: Chronixx & Walshy Fire - Start a Fyah Mixtape

Chronixx & Walshy Fire - Start a Fyah Mixtape

Chronixx was the 'stage' name his friends bestowed on him, replacing the name 'Little Chronicle' he was given as the 'junior' to his father, the artist Chronicle. A little star amongst his peers, he had shown a love for music and song writing from an early age. He was born October 10, 1992 and was named Jamar Rolando McNaughton. His father, a musician, recognised his talents and nurtured him in an environment in which he could grow into whatever area of music he chose.

1. Start A Fyah
2. Warrior 3:44
3. Modern Warfare 6:32
4 Take it Easy Freestyle (Major Lazer) 10:19
5 Odd Ras Remix (Major Lazer) 13:15
6 ZJ Liquid Skit- Behind Curtain/Medly (Major Lazer) 17:11
7 When I see you 20:09
8 Ex 24:00
9 I am Chronixx 25:57
10 Stepping Hard 27:43
11 Chronixx Speaks/Perfect Tree 29:46
12 Plant it 34:32
13 Somewhere 36:00
14 Capatilist 38:34
15 No Love For You Freestyle (Major Lazer)
16 Free 43:30
17 Beat & A Mic 46:56
18 Rain Music 47:52
19 Di Youth Dem (Major Lazer) 51:00
20 Artchibella Freestyle (Major lazer) 55:00
21 Chronixx Speaks/They Dont know 58:10
22 Get Free Freestyle (Major Lazer) 1:03

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Jesse Royal-Modern Day Judas (RootsMan Riddim)

Jesse Royal's tune called Modern Day Judas on the Roots Man Riddim produced by Winta James for Overstand Entertainment.

Blessed with a voice that captures the pain and hunger of a ‘downtrodden’ people; Royal’s militant character and profound lyricism caught the heart of heralded reggae producer, Philip ‘Fatis’ Burrell. Fatis Burrell, affectionately called ‘Father’ had a great and pure impact on the ‘old soul’ of Jesse; as he credits him as an invaluable inspiration and one of the most influential individuals that he has ever encountered.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

ZIGGI RECADO - Pure N Divine (2012)

Ziggi Recardo, Pure N Divine from the Liberation 2.0 EP released by Dreddarecords in November 2012.

Friday, March 1, 2013


Ras Jammy with Addis Pablo presents SUNS of DUB, the Official Dub/DubStep platform of this GenIration for Rockers International. Suns of Dub would feature Dub, Dubstep and Drum & Bass Mixes produced or executive produced by Ras Jammy. Releases, Vlogs, News, Updates will mainly feature Addis Pablo & Ras Jammy

Addis Swaby was born in Redbank new jersey in 1989 to Karen Scott and Horace Swaby better known to the world as Augustus Pablo . Brought to live amongst his father at his home in Kingston Jamaica within the Rockers International Home Studio Pablo being a world renounced Reggae legend for creating his own unique style of playing which is associated with the Far East sound of Don Drummmond , the use of a instrument which was still considered to be a child’s toy though he was not the first musician to incorporate the melodica into reggae music he was the most recognized for bringing it to the forefront as a lead instrument .

 A Channel 1 Studio Original (1980's)