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March 11, 2017

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 11th March 2017

Paying respects to the late Edi Fitzroy (17 November 1955 – 4 March 2017), featuring new riddims Satta Rebirth and No Surrender (from Melbourne producer Monkey Marc), Black Dub productions from RoryStoneLove, and new tunes from Busy Signal, Queen Ifrica & Damian Marley, and Vybz Kartel.

EDI FITZROY – Chant Dem Rasta (Coming Up Strong: Oneness)
EDI FITZROY – Work On Mr Farmer (Musical Ambassador)
EDI FITZROY – Informer (Check For You Once: Musical Ambassador)
EDI FITZROY – Bandulu (Check For You Once: Musical Ambassador)
EDI FITZROY – First Class Citizen (Check For You Once: Musical Ambassador)
EDI FITZROY – Have you Ever Been In Love (Orchid)
EDI FITZROY – The Gun (Dread At The Controls)
EDI FITZROY – Chant It To The Rhythm (Musical Ambassador)
EDI FITZROY – See Your Face (Chant Down dubplate special)
THIRD WORLD – People Can’t You See (Clan Disc)
THIRD WORLD – 96 Degrees In The Shade (Island) –request for lucy
THE ITALS – Jah Calling (Give Me Power: Nighthawk)
IJAHMAN & RICO – Africa (Island Pre)
IJAHMAN LEVI – Chariot Of Love (Organisation)
SAMORY I – Rasta Nuh Gangster (RoryStoneLove)
SAMORY I – Take Me Oh Jah (Zeen riddim: RoryStoneLove)
RACQUEL JONES – Wonder When (Zeen riddim: RoryStoneLove)
KRISTINE ALICIA – Roll It (RoryStoneLove)
CHRONIXX – Majesty Song (Chronixx Music) –request
CHRONIXX – Beat And A Mic (Special Delivery)
BUSY SIGNAL – Brighter Day Must Come (Seanizzle)
I OCTANE & SHELDON – The Most High Live (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
JAH VINCI – Ask Your Self (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
BUGLE – Acceptance (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
GYPTIAN – Revolutionist (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
VERSHON & LOYAL FLAMES – White Line (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
GINJA – Times Are Hard (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
MR G & REAL VI – Foot Steps (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
ANTHONY B – Duppy Bat (Satta Rebirth riddim: Mr G Music)
SIZZLA – Blessed (No Surrender riddim: Monkey Marc)
CAPELTON – Babylon Days (No Surrender riddim: Monkey Marc)
FANTAN MOJAH – In The Street (No Surrender riddim: Monkey Marc)
JAH THUNDER – Mosquito (No Surrender riddim: Monkey Marc)
QUEEN IFRICA & DAMIAN MARLEY – Trueversation (VP Records)
SIZZLA & EDI FITZROY – Princess Black (Black Woman & Child: Digital B) –request
VYBZ KARTEL – Hold It (Studio Vibes)

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning

December 31, 2016 (Best of 2016)

JESSE I’S 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

As always, these lists reflect my personal taste, while also taking into account the response these songs received at dances locally and around the world. I also avoid including more than one song on the same riddim, though I have mentioned others where it was particularly difficult to choose. Some songs from the previous year always sneak into the countdown – slow burners that took a while to catch on, or became popular when a music video was released some time after the song itself.

The songs were aired in reverse order, counting down from #20 to #1, with reggae in the first hour, and dancehall in the second.

BEST OF 2016 REGGAE

If there was still any doubt as to the biggest artist in contemporary reggae music, Chronixx put it to rest once and for all this year. Although he didn’t release a new album, his free-download “Roots and Chalice” mixtape was probably the single biggest release of the year, leading to several huge singles. The title track was unquestionably the biggest reggae song of the year for me – a near-perfect Rasta dancefloor anthem that managed to capture a classic roots vibe while still sounding fresh.

Akae Beka (aka Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite) released two of the best albums of year, “Portals” and “Livicated”, the former giving us the brilliant “Let Babylon Go”, driven by fellow Virgin Islands artist Danny I. I don’t expect this song to appear on too many other lists, but it hit me in a big way.

Surprisingly, New York based artist Kranium made three entries in my top 20 this year, showing he is as comfortable on reggae riddims as he is on dancehall beats. His song “Draw Me Out” is actually from his “Rumours” album of 2015, but it didn’t really catch on until this year, quickly becoming one of my personal favourites.

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley continued to hold his place as one of the biggest artists of the last couple decades, and probably the single most-requested after Chronixx himself. Both of his entries this year were huge tunes worldwide, though they placed lower in the list than others mainly due to personal preference.

1) CHRONIXX – Roots and Chalice (Chronixx Music)
2) AKAE BEKA & DANNY I – Let Babylon Go (Portals: I Grade)
3) KRANIUM – Pressure Buss Pipe (Sitara riddim: Ranch Entertainment)
4) CLAY – Chat and Gwaan Bad (Art and Soul: Countrybus)
5) BUSHMAN – Hungry Days (Mile High riddim: Overstand)
MORGAN HERITAGE – Selah (Mile High riddim: Overstand)
MORTIMER – Nice Up The Scene (Mile High riddim: Overstand)
6) CHRONIXX – Out Deh (Lion Paw riddim: Shiah Records)
7) KRANIUM – Draw Me Out (Rumours: Atlantic)
8) CHRONIXX – Spanish Town Rocking (Chronixx Music & Overstand)
9) CHINO & DI GENIUS – Zero Tolerance (Big Ship)
10) I OCTANE – Open Your Eyes (Jah Army riddim: Frankie Music)
11) D MAJOR – Give Praises (Creamy Corner riddim: Misik Muzik)
DRE ISLAND – Dem A Liard (Creamy Corner riddim: Misik Muzik)
GENERAL DEGREE – Ruff It Up (Creamy Corner riddim: Misik Muzik)
12) KRANIUM – Hype (Pretenders riddim: FME & Chief Music)
13) CHRONIXX – Majesty Song (Chronixx Music & Federation Sound)
14) DAMIAN JR GONG MARLEY – Nail Pon Cross (Ghetto Youths International)
15) DAMIAN JR GONG MARLEY – Caution (Ghetto Youths International)
16) BUGLE – Rasta A True Love (Earth Storm riddim: Earth Storm)
17) KING MAS & FYA UMAN – Scotch Bonnet (Guidance and Protection riddim: Larger Than Life & Loud City)
18) VERSHON – Bring Back (Blueberry Haze riddim: Maximum Sound)
19) IBA MAHR, JESSE ROYAL, KEZNAMDI, CHRONIXX, EXCO LEVI, KELISSA, JAHMIEL, KABAKA PYRAMID – I Need Your Love (VP Records)
20) DEXTA DAPS – Meditation (Vacation riddim: SHS Records)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
ANTHONY B – Fyah Bun (Red Redemption riddim: Hungry Lion)
ASSASSIN – Health and Strength (Germaica Digital)
ASSASSIN – Never Let Them Break You Down (Smile Jamaica: Silly Walks)
BUGLE – Journey Of Life (Sam Diggy Music)
BUGLE – Life and All It Comes With (Smile Jamaica: Silly Walks)
BUGLE – True Identity (Fresh Groove riddim: Berta Records)
BUSY SIGNAL – Hold On (Love Sick riddim: Vikings)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – This Could Be Murder (Smile Jamaica: Silly Walks)
CHRONIXX – Do Right (Because riddim: Greenyard)
CLAY – Espionage (Art and Soul: Countrybus)
CLAY – Get There (Art and Soul: Countrybus)
DA PROFESSOR – Best Thing In Life (Stainless)
DEXTA DAPS – Humble (We Reach) (XOXO riddim: CR203)
DIZZY DEE, JAH TUNG, TUJAH – Wake Up and Live (Time Shall Tell: Soundalize It)
EXILE DI BRAVE & DON CARL – New Iration
FIKIR AMLAK – Chant Out (Roots and Dub: Black Lion Sounds)
FIKIR AMLAK – Kingciple (Roots and Dub: Black Lion Sounds)
FIKIR AMLAK & CHADDY ROYAL – Royal (Westend Sun riddim: Jah Youth)
GAPPY RANKS – I Nah (The Present riddim: Cosme Deyah)
GAPPY RANKS – Johnny Too Bad (Waiting riddim: Culture Rock)
GAPPY RANKS – Maad Sick (Maad Sick Reggaeville riddim: Oneness)
GAPPY RANKS & PROTOJE – White Paper (Marshall Neeko Remix)
GENTLEMAN & CLAY – Dunns River Falls (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
HEMPRESS SATIVA – Rock It Ina Dance (Conquering Lion)
IYATA SAFARI – Fighting For Liberty (Chimurenga riddim: Dove Music)
J BOOG & STEPHEN MARLEY – Good Good Feeling (Ghetto Youths International)
J BOOG & STEPHEN MARLEY – Good Good Feeling (Ghetto Youths International)
JAH TUNG – Chant Out (Bellyfull)
JOHN LEMON – Babylon (Taxi)
KABAKA PYRAMID – Prophecies (Walshy Fire & Bebble Rock)
KING MAS – Never Again (Chimurenga riddim: Dove Music)
KORO FYAH & KABAKA PYRAMID – Red Green and Gold (Rough Diamond: Bebble Rock)
LUTAN FYAH – Red Gold and Green (Dub Tone)
LUTAN FYAH – Sweet Trichomes (Full Melt riddim: Tim Dub)
MITCH – So Blessed
NATEL – Inhale and Exhale (XOXO riddim: CR203)
NATTALI RIZE & JULIAN MARLEY – Natty Rides Again (Lion House)
PRESSURE – Lion Is A Lion (I Grade)
RANDY VALENTINE & EXCO LEVI – Protected (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
RIK-E-RAGGA & MARVIN PRIEST – Searching For Paradise (Searching For Paradise: Ragga Records)
ROBERT LEE – Star The Show (Love riddim: Buzwakk)
SAGITARR – Eye Fi Bleed (Raw Cash)
TARRUS RILEY – Dem Gone Too Far (Ghetto Youths International)
TARRUS RILEY – Don’t Come Back (Crown Love riddim: Head Concussion)
TARRUS RILEY – No Hypocrites Allowed (Truck Back)
TERRENCE MATTHIE – Ancient Scrolls (We Are Living In The Same World: Observer Music)
THE FRIGHTNERS – Dispute (Daptone)
THE FRIGHTNERS – Gonna Make Time (Daptone)
THE FRIGHTNERS – Lookin For My Love (Daptone)
VYBZ KARTEL – One Phone Call (Crown Love riddim: Head Concussion)
YOUNG SHANTY – Check For You (Giddimani & Chalice Row)

BEST OF 2016 DANCEHALL

Vybz Kartel continues to be the biggest artist in dancehall music, despite being in jail for murder since 2011. That said, this was the first in recent years that I felt Kartel actually had serious competition for the title, as Alkaline could do no wrong. For me personally, Alkaline was without a doubt the dancehall artist of the year, as I simply rated his music much more than Kartel’s – he was a mainstay of my dancehall sets, and nobody else got more play on my car stereo over the year.

Jahmiel really stepped up this year, with a consistently strong output on a range of riddims. He makes two entries on the dancehall list this year, a couple more on my “best of the rest” list, and he also had a couple more songs that were nudged out by bigger tunes on a riddim.

Helped largely by his work with Alkaline, DJ Frass was my producer of the year. Though reasonable simple, his dancehall riddims were always interesting, and the way that they were engineered suited Alkaline’s delivery-style changes perfectly. Seanizzle was my other favourite producer this year, with a range of riddims that were perfect for the dance – bouncy, upbeat and impossible not to move to.

1) ALKALINE – City (DJ Frass)
2) KONSHENS – Bruk Off Yuh Back (Moskato riddim: Birchill)
TIFA – Big Bumper (Moskato riddim: Birchill)
3) POPCAAN – Ova Dweet (Notnice)
DEMARCO – Remix (Notnice)
4) VYBZ KARTEL – Fever (TJ Records)
5) MAVADO – Progress (Money Boss riddim: Mineral Boss)
VERSHON – Crosses People (Money Boss riddim: Mineral Boss)
6) ALKALINE – After All (Club Life riddim: Lee Milla)
7) ALKALINE – Formula (Lee Milla)
8) BUSY SIGNAL – Play The Horns (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – Stop (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)
9) I OCTANE & NINJA MAN – Dancehall History (90s Don Dada riddim: Seanizzle)
10) BUGLE – Pray Everyday (Mad Rush riddim: RazzAttack)
11) ALKALINE – Block and Delete (Toll Road riddim: Chimney)
12) ALKALINE – Direction (DJ Frass)
13) ALKALINE – One More Time (All Inclusive riddim: DJ Frass)
14) JAHMIEL – Dear Frass (I Just Don’t Know) (Street Light riddim: DJ Frass)
MAVADO – Lowe Mi (Street Light riddim: DJ Frass)
15) VYBZ KARTEL – Training Wheel (Chimney)
16) JAHMIEL – Instant Disaster (Quantanium Records)
17) ALKALINE – One Life (DJ Frass)
18) VYBZ KARTEL – Who Trouble Dem (Success riddim: Good Good)
19) CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – Gi Wi Some Way (Seanizzle)
20) ALKALINE – Extra Lesson (DJ Frass)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
AIDONIA – Trigger Work It (Dancehall Bully riddim: Troyton)
ALKAINE – Spoil You (Yellow Moon)
ALKALINE – 12pm (Medz Music)
ALKALINE & MAVADO – Farewell (DJ Frass)
ALKALINE & SHOTTA WALE – ATM Remix (YRNF)
BEENIE MAN – Yardie (357 Records)
CHI CHING CHING – Roast Or Fry (Wicked Wicked riddim: Young Vibez)
DEMARCO – Backaz (TJ Records)
DEMARCO – Party Tonight (Party Hangover riddim: Full Chaarge)
I OCTANE – Burna (Gold Finga riddim: Jones Ave)
JAH VINCI – Higher Level (Yard Man riddim: H20)
JAHMIEL – Yard Man (Yard Man riddim: H20)
KONSHENS – Gal.Gov (Subkonshus)
KRISHANE & PATORANKING – Inconsiderate (Atlantic)
MAVADO – Dem Run Eeen (Dancehall Bully riddim: Troyton)
MAVADO – Set The Trend (Yellow Moon)
MUNGA – Psalms 35 (Hollow Point riddim: Soundbank)
POPCAAN – Fresh Jordan (UIM Records)
POPCAAN – Good Body Wine (Notnice)
POPCAAN – Up Top (Adde)
POPCAAN – Wicked Man Ting (Wicked Wicked riddim: Young Vibez)
POPCAAN – World Cup (aka Still A Win) (Popcaan)
PTERNSKY – Non Stop (Jambe-An riddim: Techniques)
SK SIMEON – Better Than Good (Naram)
SK SIMEON – No Labba Labba (King Toppa)
VYBZ KARTEL – 9X (Yellow Moon)
VYBZ KARTEL – Best Place Pon Earth (Adidjahiem)
VYBZ KARTEL – Colouring This Life (Adidjahiem)
VYBZ KARTEL – Enemy Zone (TJ Records & Adidjahiem)
VYBZ KARTEL – Likkle More (VP Records)
VYBZ KARTEL – Strong (Gold Finga riddim: Jones Ave)
VYBZ KARTEL – Western Union (TJ Records)
VYBZ KARTEL – What Next (TJ Records)
VYBZ KARTEL – Yuh Body Perfect (Jones Ave)
VYBZ KARTEL, DEMARCO, KEDA – Miracle (TJ Records)

BEST OF THE REST 2016
Songs that didn’t weren’t 100% reggae or dancehall, but deserve mention…

NESBETH – My Dream (Entertainment Soul)
VYBZ KARTEL – Real Youth (Adde & 21st Hapilos)
DEXTA DAPS – One Minute (Break Away riddim: Chimney Records)
DEXTA DAPS – Chinese Jordan (Day Off riddim: Frenz For Real)
I OCTANE – No Badda Dan Jah (Cure Pain riddim: Good Good)
JAHMIEL – Where Were You (Cure Pain riddim: Good Good)
POPCAAN – Mi Unruly (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
RICKY BLAZE – On Lit (FME)
MAVADO – Feel Like (UIM Records)
VERSHON – Mercy A God (Memory Lane riddim: Lee Milla)
JAE PRYNSE – Try Harder (Frenz For Real)
POPCAAN – New Level (Notnice)
DI GENIUS, JAHMIEL, KONSHENS – Evil Friend (Big Ship)
JAHMIEL – Great Man (Quantanium Records)
DEMARCO – Realest Ting (Partna Draw riddim: Unity Entertainment)
BUGLE – Nuh Badda Dan Jah (Miami Weather riddim: Twilight Music Group)
I OCTANE – Jah A Run Bout Yah (Konsequence Muzik)
LADEN – Time Is Now (Big Ship)
POPCAAN – Stay Up (Notnice)
BUGLE – Too Beggy Beggy (Startime riddim: Jugglerz)
LADEN – Time Is Now (Big Ship)
STYLEZ – It’s A Pity (OGE Beats)
TEEJAY – On and On (Starz Plus)

December 17, 2016

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 17th December 2016

Featuring new music from Randy Valentine, Xana Romeo, Protoje, Tarrus Riley, and J Boog, plus the Lifetime riddim from Zion I Kings.

QUEEN IFRICA – Grabba (Climb: VP Records)
VERSION – Skateland Killer riddim (Maximum Sound)
EEK A MOUSE – Star, Daily News or Gleaner (Volcano) –request
EEK A MOUSE – Do You Remember (Thompson Sound) –request
PETER TOSH & THE WAILERS – No Sympathy (demo)
BUNNY WAILER – Riding (Solomonic)
BUNNY WAILER – Bright Soul (Solomonic 12″)
THE TECHNIQUES – Man Of My Word (Techniques)
THE TECHNIQUES – What Am I To Do (Techniques)
BOB ANDY – The Sun Shines For Me (FRM)
RONNIE DAVIS – Peace and Love (On Top)
SANG HUGH – No Potion A Gal (The Thing)
THE CONGOS – At The Feast (Heart of the Congos: Black Art) –request
THE GLADIATORS – Dreadlocks The Time Is Now (Proverbial Reggae: Virgin)
I KONG – The Way It Is (Top Ranking)
RANDY VALENTINE – Same War (Stingray)
NANNY MYSTIK – Eva Bless (Lot 16 Music & Grab Dem)
XANA ROMEO – Wake Up (Wake Up: Charmax)
RIK E RAGGA & PRINNIE STEVENS – Back Again (Searching For Paradise: Ragga Records)
J BOOG – Rose Petals (Wash House Ting: Wash House)
BERES HAMMOND – Not For Sale (Don Corleon)
TARRUS RILEY – Far Away (Don Corleon)
AKAE BEKA – Lifetime (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
RANDY VALENTINE – It Takes Time (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
DANNY I – Ancient Great (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
PRESSURE – All That I’m Thinking Of (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
VANESSA BONGO – One Day At A Time (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
JAHDAN BLAKKAMORE – Yes To Life (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
LUTAN FYAH – Put A Fyah In Deh (Lifetime riddim: Zion I Kings)
FANTAN MOJAH – Rasta Got Soul (Think Twice riddim: WMP) –request
ZAMUNDA – Forever Loving Jah (Think Twice riddim: WMP)
LUTAN FYAH – Rastafari Lead The Way (Think Twice riddim: WMP)
SIR FORD – Oh Lord (Think Twice riddim: WMP)
DUANE STEPHENSON – Think Twice (Think Twice riddim: WMP)
PROTOJE – Christmas Trees (Mad Decent)
TARRUS RILEY – Crime Free Christmas (VP Records)
VYBZ KARTEL – No One (High Stakes Records)
SPICE – Marijuana (Cashflow) –request

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning

December 10, 2016

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 10th December 2016

Featuring an interview and selection from Little Lion Sound (Switzerland) ahead of their Australian tour, plus new music from the likes of Protoje, Mortimer, and Melbourne’s own Rik-E-Ragga.

WILLI WILLIAMS – Life (M16)
PABLOVE BLACK – Jamrec Dub (Studio One)
DENNIS BROWN – Make It Easy On Yourself (Studio One)
ALTON ELLIS – Big Bad Boy (Mafia) 1972
U ROY & THE HEPTONES – Freedom Train
MIGHTY DIAMONDS – Have Mercy (Right Time: Channel One)
TREVOR WALTERS – They’ll Never Get Away Version (Mutal Life)
HALF PINT – Untitled Track (Dread Prophecy: Shanachie/Vivian Jackson)
GLADIATORS – Stop Before You Go (Proverbial Reggae: Virgin) –request
BURNING SPEAR – Man In The Hills (Man In The Hills: Island) –request
DON CARLOS – Never Run Away (Tamoki Wambesi) –request
BARRINGTON LEVY – Shaolin Temple (Jah Guidance) –request
DR ALIMANTADO – Can’t Conquer Natty Dreadlocks (Greensleeves) –request
RANKING TREVOR – Original Piece (Channel One/Virgin)
RANKING JOE – Natty The Collie Smoker (Channel One)
AUGUSTUS PABLO – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (Rockers)
CHRONIXX – News Carrying Dread (Mungo’s Hi-Fi remix)
RIK-E-RAGGA & MARVIN PRIEST – Searching For Paradise (Searching For Paradise: Ragga Records)
RIK-E-RAGGA & GRAMPS MORGAN – Beautiful Day (Searching For Paradise: Ragga Records)

< LITTLE LION SOUND guest dubplate selection >

ANTHONY B – Life Good (Evidence Music)
CAPLETON – Burn Dem Down (Evidence Music)
RANKING JOE – Jah Children (Evidence Music)
BROTHER CULTURE – Heal Them (Evidence Music)
BROTHER CULTURE – Life (Evidence Music)
MICHAH SHEMIAH – Jah Love (Evidence Music)
LITTLE LION SOUND VERSION – Heal Them riddim (Evidence Music)
MISTA SAVONA – Heal Them (melodica version) (Evidence Music)
WAYNE SMITH – Mr Bossman (Evidence Music)

PROTOJE & MAJOR LAZER – Christmas Trees (Mad Decent)
MORTIMER – Ganja Train (Royal Order)
MITCH – So Blessed

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning

December 3, 2016

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 3rd December 2016

KING BURNETT – Babylon A Fall (Trojan / Black Art)
NEW ESTABLISHMENT – Fire Version (Studio One)
WATTY BURNETT – Open The Gate (Black Art)
THE CONGOS – Bring The Mackaback (Black Art)
THE CONGOS – Fisherman (Black Art) –request
THE CONGOS – Congoman (Black Art)
THE CONGOS – Ark of the Covenant (Black Art)
THE CONGOS – Don’t Blame On I (Black Art)
CEDRIC IM BROOKS & THE LIGHT OF SABA – Lambs Bread Collie (Honest Jons) –request
LINTON KWESI JOHNSON – Time Come (Forces of Victory: Island)
VICTOR ADDIS – In The Ghetto (Message From Africa: Jah Shaka)
SYLFORD WALKER – Give Thanks and Praise To Jah (South East Music)
I KONG & RAGING FYAH – Pass It On (Pass It On: Fruits Records)
TENDEKASHA DeFEAT – Unity Chant (Inner Tune)
SHANTY TOWN – Question My Love (Shanty Town 7″)
GARFISH – Lord Tanuki Himself (Garfish vol 1: O’Town Sounds)
VANESSA BONGO & NOTIS – Sensimilla State Of Mind (Notis)
BERES HAMMOND – Groovy Little Thing (Revue) –request
TARRUS RILEY – Groovy Little Thing (Canon)
TARRUS RILEY – Something Strong (Canon)
TARRUS RILEY – No Hypocrites Allowed (Truck Back)
ASKALA SELASSIE – Hard Work (Stingray Showcase vol 11: Stingray)
MACKA B – See Them From Far (Stingray Showcase vol 11: Stingray)
MACKA B – Jah Love (Stingray Showcase vol 11: Stingray)
RAS DEMO – One Side (Stingray Showcase vol 11: Stingray)
CHUCK FENDA – Steppa (Resistance riddim: Union World Music)
REBELLION THE RECALLER – I&I (Resistance riddim: Union World Music)
LUTAN FYAH – No Assistance (Resistance riddim: Union World Music)
JAHDAN BLAKKAMORE – You Gonna Lose Her (Resistance riddim: Union World Music)
GAPPY RANKS & PROTOJE – White Paper (Marshall Neeko Remix) (Idler’s Corner)
ROCKER-T – Jah Soljah (If Yu Luv Luv Show Yu Luv: Positive Sound Massive)
CHRONIXX – Do Right (Greenyard) –request

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning

November 12, 2016

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 12th November 2016

Featuring the Artistry riddim from Young Vibez, and revisiting the Doctors Darling riddim and some classic 90s Sizzla, Luciano, Jah Cure & Cocoa Tea.

MICHAEL PROPHET – Love and Unity (Vivian Jackson)
KING TUBBY & YABBY YOU – Robber Rock (Vivian Jackson)
WAYNE WADE – Man Of The Living (Vivian Jackson)
JOHNNY CLARKE – Poor Marcus (Jackpot)
KING TUBBY – Poor Marcus Dub (Jackpot)
LARRY MARSHALL – My Foreparent (Amanda)
THE PIONEERS – Long Shot Kick De Bucket (Trojan) –request
KEN BOOTHE & STRANGER COLE – Artibella (Studio One) –request
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Natural Mystic (Island) –request
MATUMBI – Afi Laugh (Dub Planet Orbit: Extinguish) –request
CORNEL CAMPBELL – Informer (Tamoki Wambesi)
CORNEL CAMPBELL – They Can’t Get Me Out (Weed Beat)
JR BYLES – Remember Me (Ja-Man)
GREGORY ISAACS – The Fugitive (African Museum)
GREGORY ISAACS – Night Nurse (Chant Down dubplate special) –request
LUCIANO – Stay Away (Doctors Darling riddim: Germaican)
SIZZLA – Pure Love (Doctors Darling riddim: Germaican)
MICHAEL ROSE – Jah Love Hot (Doctors Darling riddim: Germaican)
CAPLETON – Bun Dem Every Day (Doctors Darling riddim: Germaican)
ANTHONY B & SEEED – Water Pumpee (Doctors Darling riddim: Germaican)
TANYA STEPHENS – It’s A Pity (Doctors Darling riddim: Germaican)
PERFECT & GINJAH – Mash Up Di Ting (Lustre Kings)
PREZIDENT BROWN – Towerful (Zion High Productions)
REEMAH – Jah World (Check Your Words: Feel Line)
REEMAH – War (Check Your Words: Feel Line)
COCOA TEA & LUCIANO – Rough Inna Town (Israel’s King: Xterminator)
ANTHONY B & GARNETT SILK – World In Trouble (Star Trail)
SIZZLA – Go Round Dem (Harmony House)
JAH CURE – Western Region (Ghetto Life: Harmony House)
DEZARIE – Set Da Flame (Eaze The Pain: Afrikan Roots Lab)
MIDNITE – Ainshant Maps (Ainshant Maps: Afrikan Roots Lab)
CHRONIXX – Roots and Chalice (Chronixx Music & Federation Sounds)
CAPLETON – Time (Lion and Roots)
POPCAAN – Mi Unruly (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
GOVANA – No Worries (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
DRE ISLAND – Smile (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
DEEP JAHI – Nuff Things (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
NESBETH – Undying Love (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
VERSATILE – Neva Fear (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)
PROPA FADE – Realest Fight (Artistry riddim: Young Vibez)

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning

November 5, 2016

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 5th November 2016

Featuring Alborosie’s new riddim His Majesty, the 47th Floor riddim from Seanizzle, and new dancehall riddim Capsicum Spray from Australian producer Damajah.

JACK RUBY & THE BLACK DISCIPLES – Free Rhodesia (Jack Ruby Presents The Black Foundation: Heartbeat)
BUNNY WAILER – Searching For Love (Solomonic)
BUNNY WAILER – Arab Oil Weapon (Solomonic)
VERSION – Arab Oil Weapon Dub (Solomonic)
BOBBY ELLIS & THE PROFESSIONALS – Militant Salute (Black Unity: Third World)
BOBBY ELLIS – Riot (Spider Man)
HUGH GRIFFITHS – Right Track (Spider Man)
DAWN PENN – Are You There (Rio) -request
DAWN PENN – Long Day Short Night (Rio) -request
JACKIE MITTOO & ERNEST RANGLIN – Jericho Skank (Studio One) -request
JACKIE MITTOO – Brain Mark (Hot Blood: Attack) –request
THE AFRICAN BROTHERS – Gimme Gimme African Love (Greensleeves 12″) –request
CULTURE – Alone In The Wilderness (Two Sevens Clash: Joe Gibbs) –request
RAS JAHKNOW – What A Gwan (Ras Jahknow) –request
COCOA TEA – Good Life (Xterminator)
SANCHEZ – Forever (Xterminator)
SANCHEZ – Sweet Love and Devotion (Xterminator)
ASHLI JADE – I’m Hurting Inside (Heavybeat)
ELAN – Wicked Games (1Lion Records)
AKAE BEKA – Faith (Livicated: Zion High Productions)
ALBOROSIE – Red (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
SANDY SMITH – Crying Out (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – B4 It’s Too Late (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
SIZZLA – No Waste No Time (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
MR VEGAS – Unite (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
GENTLEMAN & CLAY – Dunns River Falls (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
DANN I – Put In The Work (His Majesty riddim: VP Records)
JAHMALI, ZAREB, SIZZLA, SUGA ROY, CONRAD CRYSTAL – Trouble (Fire Ball & VP)
PROMISE NO PROMISES – No Skylarking (In Real Life: Rewind Guaranteed)
PRESSURE – Lion Is A Lion (I Grade)
AL BEENO – Stick A Matches (Capsicum Spray riddim: Real Deal Records Worldwide)
ICO FLAMEZ – Dem Badmind (Capsicum Spray riddim: Real Deal Records Worldwide)
HIYAH REMZ – Length of Days (Capsicum Spray riddim: Real Deal Records Worldwide)
EMANUEL STAIN – Rasta Rasta (Capsicum Spray riddim: Real Deal Records Worldwide)
KING RU – Jah Works (Capsicum Spray riddim: Real Deal Records Worldwide)
BUSY SIGNAL – Play The Horns (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – Stop (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)
MAVADO – Way We Roll (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)
CHRISTOPHER MARTIN – Black Board (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)
I OCTANE – Nuff Nuff Gyal (47th Floor riddim: Seanizzle)

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning

October 29, 2016

BABYLON BURNING with Jesse I
106.7 PBS-FM > Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 29th October 2016

Featuring the new Royal Step riddim from Maximum Sound, the Street Light riddim from DJ Frass, and new tunes from Akae Beka, Jah9, Kranium, Kabaka Pyramid & Koro Fyah.

AL CAMPBELL – Down In A Babylon (Roots & Culture: Reggae Road)
BARRY BROWN – Don’t Let No One Bribe You (Attack)
DELROY WILSON – Cool Operator (Jackpot)
DELROY WILSON – Peace and Love (Jackpot)
CORNEL CAMPBELL – Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing (Micron Music)
LINVAL THOMPSON & U BROWN – Train To Zion (Striker Lee)
U BROWN – Weather Balloon (Hit Sound)
TRINITY – Render Your Heart (Joe Gibbs)
JUNIOR BYLES – Heart and Soul (Errol T)
KING TUBBY & ERROL T – Slavery Days Dub (Black Foundation In Dub: Jack Ruby)
JUSTIN HINDS & THE DOMINOES – The Rainbow (Travel With Love: Nighthawk)
JUSTIN HINDS & THE DOMINOES – Miss Wendell (Travel With Love: Nighthawk)
ASWAD – Back To Africa (Aswad: Island)
ASWAD – Ethiopian Rhapsody (Aswad: Island)
JAH9 – In The Spirit (9: VP Records)
MIDNITE – Holy Mountain (Beauty For Ashes: I Grade)
AKAE BEKA – Discreet (Livicated: Zion High Productions)
I KONG & JUDY MOWATT – Motherless Child (Pass It On: Fruits Records)
LUCIANO – Raggamuffin (Xterminator) –request
KABAKA PYRAMID – Prophecies (Walshy Fire & Bebble Rock)
KORO FYAH & KABAKA PYRAMID – Red Green and Gold (Rough Diamond: Bebble Rock)
RANDY VALENTINE & EXCO LEVI – Protected (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
SAMORY I – Ride On (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
ANTHONY B – Forward To Africa (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
RAS DEMO – Step It Like A Soldier (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
MORGAN HERITAGE – Conscious Revolution (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
GAPPY RANKS – Taliban (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
ALBOROSIE – Tearful Days (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
ADDIS PABLO – Royal Melodica (Royal Step riddim: Maximum Sound)
KRANIUM – Pressure Buss Pipe (Sitara riddim: Ranch Entertainment)
JAE PRYNSE – Try Harder (Frenz For Real)
JAHMIEL – Great Man (Quantanium Records)
JAHMIEL – Dear Frass (I Just Don’t Know) (Street Light riddim: DJ Frass)
MAVADO – Lowe Mi (Street Light riddim: DJ Frass)
SHAGGY – Waist Line (Street Light riddim: DJ Frass)

listen online at http://www.pbsfm.org.au/babylonburning