Monday, May 13, 2019

burn kali weed in a rizla (the return)

talked before about the tune on my old pirate tapes that goes "when i was a yout i used to burn kali weed in a rizla" - or "collie weed" as i thought of it, for some reason

never could quite find the track that precisely fit my memory of the tune

then this came up on an old skool group on Fbook.

Well that's not the track I am thinking of at all - it was much more rootsical proto-jungle in vibe

Sourced in this of course

Even this one seems a bit too frantic to match my memory

Was it this one (once it gets past the italo pianos)?

Here's another Pablo Gad / "Hard Times" based tune

And another

And another by the same artist (plus remixer)

A very high profile one  - overshadowed by the Crazy Arthur sample

"And they don't call it a continuum for nuttin' folks" - a UK garage version!

Loads more either adjacent to the nuum (UK hip hop, happy hardcore) or somewhere else altogether

flipside to that tune is thematically linked

this was the big surprise on

and this one - i'm not sure what category this falls in - breakstep? nu skool breaks?  Ed Solo was a UKG producer right -

surprisingly good tune - thick sound, crispy and nimble break - and the whole vocal lick is used, not just the first line, so the listener gets to learn about the grown-up way to ingest your marijuana

Not that I'm clear exactly what a chalwa (?) is to be honest

remix by Freq Nasty which name rings a nu skool breaksy bell

I note with apprehension that Ed Solo later perpetrated "a Dubstep remix of Apollo Two - Return To Atlantis / Atlantis (I Need You) (LTJ Bukem Remix)" - perhaps it's for the better that's not actually on YouTube.

and with Deekline also did retro-jungle covers of "Ghost Town" b "On A Ragga Tip / Walk and Skank"


Charlie w said...

Tim 'Space Debris' said...

Genaside's Sirens Of Acre Lane is a revelation. Tuuune!

I've never really investigated UK reggae. Am I missing out?
I mean I love that dub of Pablo Gad's Hard Times and the original too.


Is Pablo Gad a UK artist? i just assumed he was from JA

Well Dennis Bovell is great... and Mad Professor did some good stuff, although not really on a par with dub legends

Aswad, some people rate their early stuff, before they went all syrupy pop-reggae (including a team-up with Cliff Richard)

Matumbi, Steel Pulse, i think have their admirers - Handsworth Revolution.

John Peel used to play a track by Misty In Roots from their Live at Eurovision album that I really liked

Then there's Linton Kwesi Johnson (another Peel fave, and the backing band was run by Bovell I think). Used to love that tune "fight dem back" - "fascists on attack gonna drive them back")

Oh well, and then there's Fashion the label with the two Smiley Culture classics

Lover's rock is UK I believe (another Dennis Bovell thing), Janet Kay "Silly Games", gorgeous

There's a probably a lot more good stuff, names I'm forgetting.

I think pop reggae and reggae crossover is another area that is enjoyable - I mean, you can't feel fondly like Musical Youth.

Also - UB40 early on, some great tunes, and solid production


Can't NOT feel fondly of Musical Youth is what i meant to write. obviously!

Tim 'Space Debris' said...

Onya Simon.