Tonight the Echo Chamber celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, and the incredible feats of the JA track team at the Olympics, in fine style. Our “Golden Jubilee Special” was pure Jamaican: plenty of classic early tracks; some fresh new singers & players; some righteous dubs; and a trio of songs honoring Jamaican Olympians. The show included: Derrick Morgan, Jimmy Cliff, Tommy James feat. L&S symfHoney, Cherine Anderson, Lone Ranger & Grant Phabao, The Jamaicans, Desmond Dekker, King Stitt & Owen Gray, U-Roy & The Paragons, Toots & the Maytals, Tommy McCook & Supersonics, Dubtonic Kru, Luciano, Ossie Hibbert, Bob Marley & the Wailers, Konshens, Impact All Stars, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Omar Perry, Jesse Royal, Ziggy Marley, Don Corleon, Bim Sherman, Ras Takura, Taurus Alphonso, Marcia Griffiths (with Dubblestandart), Dub Syndicate (feat. Capleton), Bushman, Peter Tosh, King Tubby, The Abyssinians, Prince Far I, Glen Brown, Joe Higgs, Lyn Taitt & the Jets, Justin Hinds & the Dominoes, Jackie Mittoo, Phil Pratt, Lloyd Charmers, and Scientist. And finally, to celebrate the successful landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars, DJ Baby Swiss used the first letter of each track (from Glen Brown through Desmond Dekker) to spell out “CURIOSITY”.

Our Fair City – a serial from HartLife NLF. After the End, when those who survived live underground in tunnels, an Insurance company is the defacto government. And we offer up the next 4 episodes in the series.

Tonight’s episode of Jet Set Planet (Friday Aug 3) features

*a guy who arrives to the party With Bells On (no kidding, Sid Bass really does)
*a horn player who puts out a record showcasing songs about booze
(yep, that would be Pete Condoli)
*a real stiff hack named Lester Lanin who wipes off the Lanicaine
long enough to prove he’s not completely comatose (yeah that’s HIM
doing that amazingly arranged version of Up, Up and Away)

Plus sleazy listening from the Mystic Moods Orchestra, Brian Auger,
Ramsey Lewis Trio, and Ekseption (making their debut on the program).

Tonight, DJ Miguel Vargas is spinning records out of your (Chican@) parents’ basement like it’s 1984.

African Summer sampler… continues !

Tonight we had the great pleasure to feature the new Echo Chamber – Around the World In Dub – Vol. 1 & 2 album! That’s right…the first Echo Chamber album was officially released on on July 5th. On the program tonight we played the entire Volume 2 of this compilation album, featuring: Kukan Dub Lagan, Celt Islam feat. Dawoud Kringle, Ratapignata (Arrogalla Remix), Volfoniq, Bandulu Dub, Copia Doble Systema feat. Catar Sys, Dub For Light, Dubzoic, AB2G, Dub Majestic, Zion Dirty Sound (feat. Sista Raphaelle), Trevor The Technician McKenzie, and Mutant Frogs. But, before getting to the Echo Chamber album, we kicked things off with 2 fine new compilations on Green Queen Music: “Reggae & Dubs” and “Club Nights”.