If you’ve followed Reggaemani for some time, you’ve probably noticed that I’m a big fan of UK-based producer Curtis Lynch aka Da Grynch. To promote his music I’ve decided to drop a mix consisting only of his dark and dub oriented productions.
From then and onwards, I’ve kept a close eye on his labels Necessary Mayhem and Maroon, the former dedicated to dancehall productions and the latter to more roots sounding stuff.
Curtis Lynch has done lots of great relicks, for example Joker Smoker and the mighty Police in Helicopter. Earlier this year he put out his first own riddim titled Jam 1, and about a month ago Jam 4 – also an own riddim – hit the streets. Both are included in the new mix. But I’ve not included the original version of Jam 1. Instead I’ve used a lethal remix that has an even heavier bass line.
An interesting thing about the productions from Curtis Lynch is that most artists he’s voicing are from Europe. Jamaican singers included on A Curtis Lynch Special are Busy Signal, Gregory Isaacs and Etana. All others are living in Europe.
This mix is done after the same recipe as my previous – a continuous mix with no full tracks and some added sound effects.
Most tunes are available on vinyl or on mp3 and easy to find. Rumours by Ziggi Recado is not released yet though. It might be released on 7” later this year.
If you like what you hear, please support the artists and the labels and buy the tunes.
Download A Curtis Lynch Special here (right click, save as) or listen below.
Artist – song title (riddim)
1. Chyna Soulstar & Demolition Man – Lord Save My Soul (Pirates)
2. Brinsley Forde & Blackout JA – United States of Africa (Pirates)
3. Da Grynch – Pirates Dub (Pirates)
4. Ziggi Recado – Ganja Smoke (In the Air) (Joker Smoker)
5. Mr. Williamz – No Cigarette (Joker Smoker)
6. Da Grynch – Joker Smoker Instrumental (Joker Smoker)
7. Etana – August Town (Inner City Lady)
8. Gregory Isaacs & Blackout JA – Inner City Lady (Inner City Lady)
9. Da Grynch – Inner City Dub (Inner City Lady)
10. Ziggi Recado – Rumours
11. Blackout JA – Heavy Weight Chanter (Jam 4/the Wobble)
12. Da Grynch – Jam 4 Instrumental (Jam 4/the Wobble)
13. Blackout JA & Chantelle Ernandez – We Are Strong (Shaolin Temple)
14. Jah Mirikle – Mystic Control (Shaolin Temple)
15. Da Grynch – Ugly Dub (Shaolin Temple)
16. Maikal X – Get Away (Police in Helicopter Reactivated)
17. Mr. Williamz – Sound Murderer (Police in Helicopter Reactivated)
18. Da Grynch – Police in Helicopter Dub (Police in Helicopter Reactivated)
19. Busy Signal, Etana & Netna – As Mi Forward Remix (Jam 1)
20. Million Stylez & Joey Fever – Young Gunz (Come Down)
21. Mr. Williamz – Real General (Come Down)
22. Da Grynch – Come Down Instrumental (Come Down)