Bass Culture: Reggae and beyond. Tune into deep, dubwise vibes from all over the map. Classic roots reggae, super bad soul and funk, crucial Afrobeat, dub from outer space – the musical compass points in many directions. Mick Sleeper has a big record collection, and he wants to share it with you.

Let There Be Dub

The January 26 Bass Culture features a selection of killer underground reggae and dub from around the world.

The Bakery Studio
The Expanders
The Dubsayers
Lee Java
Radikal Dub Kolektiv
Meta & The Cornerstones
Burnett Town Sound

Melt Down MixIt's been a year of war, tragedy, violence, and uncomfortable truths being revealed. Seems like the whole world is in a melt down! But remember: time hard, music harder! Weakhearts will have to say "hands up, don't shoot" when faced with this extra-strength mix of deep roots reggae, carefully chosen to reflect the events of 2014. Too much illusion brings on confusion. How long must the wicked reign? Time to change the world...or we'll feel it even harder. Featuring Malcolm X, Cornel West, Dahlia Wasfi, Malala Yousafzai, Barbara Bowman, and Joe Strummer.


Melt Down – Robert Lee
Stop – Boom One Sound System
Traffic Jam – Big Youth
Justice To The People – Lee Perry
Great Damage – Jahmali
What We Gonna Do – Luciano
No – Solo Banton
I Wish It Could Be Peaceful Again – Ken Boothe
Rough Out There – Noiseshaper
No Peace – Max Romeo
Struggling – Sharon Black
Stand Up – Eric Donaldson
Things In The Dark – Delroy Wilson
Fade Away – Junior Byles
Weakheart Fade Away – Ranking Joe
Brighter Days – LJX
Save The World – Peetah Morgan

January 5: High Note Special

Sonia Pottinger's High Note was one of the most consistent reggae labels in Jamaica from the rocksteady years into the roots reggae era. Mick will select an all killer, no filler set of High Note music from his singles collection.

February 2: Dr. Feelgood and Friends

In the early 1970s, many producers in Jamaica were experimenting with different sounds and ideas, resulting in some seriously eccentric music. Tune in for a set of reggae that is off the wall – and sometimes out to lunch!