Thursday / March 19 / 2009

Third Thursday, Free Mixes!



In our tireless effort to give YOU the people more of what you want, I’m introducing a new series on the ol’ Drastics blog …

Third Thursday DJ Mix … Some of you might be aware of the mixes I put together under "The Blends" … a couple are posted on our myspace page

Anyway, I decided to start a collection of reggae mixes each profiling a member of the group here … We all (obviously) like Jamaican music but we all like certain styles a lil more than others … This month to kick things off I humbly offer The Bijan Mix. There’s something very specific to the kind of jams Bijan gets down on … specific to the point that amongst the group the term "Bijan-Reggae" is used without definition to describe certain tunes … the tunes are usually steppers-reggae with 3 part male harmonies in falsetto … and there’s usually something a lil cheeseball about it too … but in a good way. Obviously not every joint on this mix is steppers or has three part harmony, but they all make out (at least in my mind) where this guy’s coming from … Part of the reason for making the Bijan tape (beside the fact it was easy for me) is Mr. Warner has departed the keys chair in pursuit of more scholarly and worldly conquests, and we all wish him well … so think of this as a lil send off …

These files will be linked from a file/share site and I don’t know what the restrictions are … they do limit downloads by number or days … so if you want it and can’t get it, drop us a line …

Next month I’ll be profiling Chris … which might as well be called "A Tribute to Flabba Holt" ….

Track List
Mighty Diamonds – I Need A Roof
U-Roy – Crashie Sweepie
Gregory Isaacs – Dread Locks Love Affair
Black Uhuru – Happiness
Eek-A-Mouse – Assassinator
Al Campbell – Come Fi Test
Horace Andy – My Time
Cartlon & The Shoes – Don’t Change
Errol Dunkey – OK Fred
Warreika Hill Sound – Throne
Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman No Cry
Toots & The Maytals – Fever
Bijan Warner – All Night Long
Burning Spear – No More War
The Meditations – Running From Jamaica
The Wailing Souls – War
Pablo Moses – In The Future
Night Nurse – Just Enough