Bass Culture: Reggae and Beyond
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The Clash
April 6, 2014

White Man In Hammersmith Palais (Alternate Version)
Pressure Drop
Rudie Can't Fail
Revolution Rock
Bankrobber / Rockers Galore (Custom Discomix)
Radio One (with Mikey Dread)
One More Time (Custom Discomix)
Armagideon Time (Custom Discomix)
Kingston Advice
Red Angel Dragnet (with Ranking Roger)
Kill Time (AKA Idle In Kangaroo Court)
Ghetto Dub
Wrong 'Em Boyo

As a teenager, I didn't like reggae, but I felt like The Clash had translated it into something I could understand. A rocking selection of some of the band's hardest reggae tunes, rare demo versions, obscure B-sides, and custom disco mixes.

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Unite The World
March 15, 2014

Positive Vibration - Bob Marley
Africa - Light Of Saba
Irie Africa - Chief Checker
Stop That Train - Meters
Meaning Of Life - Leroy Smart
Got To Get Away - Mighty Diamonds
Inner City Blues - Chi Lites
Choice Of Colour - Leroy Sibbles
Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) - The Temptations
Breakthough - The Funkees
Equal Rights - Dennis Brown
Happiness - Black Uhuru
Ghetto Funk - Boris Gardiner Happening

We think of different nations and different genres when it comes to music, but really, those boundaries and borders don't mean much when you play something on your stereo. A crucial set of music with a message from the three funky corners of Jamaica, the USA, and Nigeria.
"Reggae, Afrobeat, and Funk together in fine style. Great selections, Mick!"
Posted by: Jeroen
"Very cool mix. I agree that music has no borders!"
Posted by: Keith
"Excellent choices in this episode. Love the Meters tune."
Posted by: Chris
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Rub A Dub Session
February 27, 2014

Rub A Dub Session - Johnny Osbourne
All Day And Night - Sugar Minott
Level The Vibes - Half Pint
Strictly Reggae Music - U Brown
Positive Conversation - Lui Lepke
Waterhouse - Mighty Rudo
Trouble Inna Earth - Charlie Chaplin & Jim Kelly
Rock And Come On - Leroy Sibbles
Staff Of Life - Frankie Paul
Under Mi Sensi - Barrington Levy
Track Shoes - General Echo
Trackas - Jah Thomas
You Got To Rock It - Dickie Ranking
Jack Spratt - Clint Eastwood & General Saint
Zunguzungzungzungazeng - Yellowman
Love A Dub - Ranking Dread

Flash it! A crucial selection of early dancehall reggae, better known as rub-a-dub.
"Love the early dancehall sounds! Wheel and come again, Mick!"
Posted by: Jah Steve
Posted by: John
"Another excellent playlist. Great selections, especially the Leroy Sibbles tune."
Posted by: Cool Operator
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Ska Boom!
February 3, 2014

Fat Back - Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
Streets Of Glory - Basil Gabbidon
Rhygin - Prince Buster
Silver Dollar - Don Drummond
True Confessions - The Silvertones & U Roy
Magnificent Ska - Lynn Taitt
One Ska, One Ounce Of Weed, One Beer - Clive Wilson
Please Let Me Go - Owen Grey
Whatcha Gonna Do - The Techniques
Push Wood - Jackie Opel
Ska Jam - Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Apache - Prince Buster's All Stars
Renegade - The Zodiacs
King Of Ska - Desmond Dekker & The Aces with Toots & The Maytals
The Shock - King Stitt
Back Alley - The Skatalites
Pussy Galore - Lee "King" Perry

Ska was my first love when it comes to Jamaican music. A good ska is hard to beat, and so with a flick of my musical wrist, here's an all killer, no filler ska selection.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Kelly Callin and Dave Finkelman. I think they would have liked it.
"Wow, what an incredible mix. Some rare scorchers I have never heard before."
Posted by: Steve
"It's about time you do a ska selection! Great mix. Thanks, Mick."
Posted by: Keith
Posted by: Francisco
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Max Romeo
January 13, 2014

Soulful Music
Let The Power Fall On I
River Jordan (with Glen Adams)
Rasta Bandwagon
Public Enemy Number One
Evening News
Everybody Watching Everybody
Murder In The Place
No Peace
Stealing In The Name Of Jah
Fire Fe De Vatican
Take A Hold
God Created Man
One Step Forward (with Prince Jazzbo)
Time Bomb

Max Romeo is one of the most righteous men to ever step behind a microphone in Jamaica. With a career that has lasted for more than 40 years, Max is truly one of reggae's heroes. Check this heavy selection from all eras of Max's mighty catalog.
"NICE. Max definitely deserves a retrospective beyond his (sublime) Lee Perry work."
Posted by: John
"I didn't knew the opening rocksteady. Man, it's a killer! What a voice! And these harmonies..."
Posted by: Slengteng
"Very cool special. Another great selection, Mick!"
Posted by: Cool Operator


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 – the musical compass points in many directions. Mick Sleeper has a big record collection, and he wants to share it with you. As Nietzsche once said, "Without music, life is an error."



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Mick Sleeper

Mick Sleeper has been a DJ and passionate fan of Jamaican music for almost 20 years. Since 1995, his radio shows and podcasts have been broadcast around the world. Maybe you know Mick from his popular Lee Perry web site or some of his other online endeavours. Blissfully unaware of pop music for the past decade, Mick operates in a musical vacuum where Lady Gaga doesn't exist, The Sonics still rock and King Tubby runs things. Enjoy the podcasts.