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    Default Any Reggae/Dancehall heads???

    I'm looking to pull together a reggae/dancehall mix. I've always liked reggae, but never really built up much of a collection.

    Can someone clear up a few things for me:

    1) Riddims - are these standard instrumentals of classic reggae/danchall tunes that are regularly remixed by artists putting their own vocals over it?

    2) What is the difference between reggae and dancehall?

    3) Where can I get a load of classic riddims (the kind that I will know when I hear 'em, but that I don't know the name of!!! )

    Cheers guys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patch View Post
    I'm looking to pull together a reggae/dancehall mix. I've always liked reggae, but never really built up much of a collection.

    Can someone clear up a few things for me:

    1) Riddims - are these standard instrumentals of classic reggae/danchall tunes that are regularly remixed by artists putting their own vocals over it?

    2) What is the difference between reggae and dancehall?

    3) Where can I get a load of classic riddims (the kind that I will know when I hear 'em, but that I don't know the name of!!! )

    Cheers guys!
    Yeah im jamacian so i love it!

    1- Yes
    2- Reggae is slower and is more soulful, dancehall is faster and u can dance more to it
    3-Not sure im looking myself. If you have pandora...type in t.o.k. and usually alot of classic good dancehall comes up.

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    I'm no expert, but this is pretty big...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcaPu9JPenU

    well up for learning more from this thread
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    Believe it or not I posted Bam Bam on my facebook status prior to starting this thread!
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    Bam Bam is amazing eh

    Here's another offering

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2etP3rFKDo
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    That's another classic that I've got hold of!

    Exactly the type of track I'm looking for - one that everyone knows and has heard, but that maybe you don't know the name of...
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    Call me a sell out, but there's plenty gems here

    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/M...&s=143444&wm=1

    Like this is in there

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERiTX9Pa23c

    NB. this is technically SKA... i think
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    Ska (and DEFINITELY Toots!!!) is gonna be in my collection, too. It all started with Madness for me when I was a kid. I saw Toots and the Maytals at Madstock 4 - absolutely amazing! Madness, Specials, Bad Manners - love 'em all. That's what led me into the older Ska stuff.

    A few of the tracks I'm glad I hunted down:

    007 (Shanty Town). TUNE!
    54 46 Was My Number TUNE!

    Uptown Top Ranking. TUNE!
    Liquidator. TUNE!
    Carolina. TUNE!

    I'll even be getting hold of some Shabba Ranks, Maxi Priest and Wayne Wonder.
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    I listen to nothing but Reggae and have been doing so for the past 20 years.

    Any more questions?.... Fire away

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    Sounds good. I'd really like to get into reggae, and it's not just the new stuff that I'm intersted in. I'm after the all time classics. I've got tracks going back to the 60's, stuff from 80's and 90's, and plenty from 70's that I really like.

    Under Mi Sleng Teng seems like a major turning point. It's tracks like that that I'm interested in.

    Also - I'd like to get hold of a bunch of classic riddims... (I'd love to warp 'em in Live and get mad with some remixing/scratching...)

    (A bunch of accapellas would come in handy, too.)
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