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I’ve just been getting into Mento music. Its generally brilliant from what i’ve heard by Dr.Auratheft. Lyrically it is hilarious and bizarre. Calypso comes from Trinidad but Mento is more like the bridge between Jamaican Folk and Rocksteady which became Reggae. But for some reason the bands still called themselves Calypsonians. The more I’ve listened to this stuff, the funnier it gets. I’m not kidding, it really sticks in your head.
Lots of the tunes are still used in dancehall like the much rinsed Bam Bam and Galang Gal by T.O.K; which you can hear cunningly spliced with Lord Composer’s Mandeville Road on Wayne & Wax’s Blogariddims mix.
Mento Madness has just been reissued and features loads of bangers all produced by a very talented bloke called Stanley Motta.
Mento is highly recommended listening if you’ve had a few drinks. Or even better here.
I like to think Che and Sandino inspired some pretty badass revolutionary music like Kortatu here rocking the hell out of Managua.
Who I think were pretty inspired by The Clash and their Sandinista! album.
Who also went on to make sick musically revolutionary Hip Hop joints with Futura 2000.
So thanks to Che and Sandino for indirectly giving us Hip Hop, Graffiti and Punk! Well..sort of.
Vegas has been coming back hard this year with a slew of fresh tunes. I was lucky enough to see him live at Carnival one year with Elephant Man, Sean Paul, Lady Saw, Harry Toddler, Kip Rich & Lexus. It was siiiiiick.
This absolute banger is on the Cheerful riddim and is currently rocking the Ghetto Bassquake soundsystem alot.
The most memorable frizbee I’ve ever played was in the Salar De Uyuni salt desert in Bolivia, the largest salt flat in the world. It only lasted about five minutes beacuse we pretty much collapsed due to the lack of oxygen. It used to be a lake 40,000 years ago but it dried up leaving behind a whole lotta salt at a very high altitude. If you ever get the chance to visit it, you will see red and green coloured lakes, mind bending rock formations, giant rabbits, flamingos, a cactus covered island and some of the strangest scenery on the planet. Its like visiting Mars for a few days by jeep.
Mr. Jones is back with a class bit of Houston Badness (thanks to These Rocks Pop). Raising the game by not only reminding us of his myspace but his phone number too. Strong.
and Rock Steady Drew sent me his tight Baltimore’d Rhianna remix.