In Jamaica, reggae and dancehall are built on a set of foundation riddims: Tried-and-tested instrumental tracks which return time and again to soundtrack new songs and movements, connecting the current day’s artists and producers with the music’s deep roots.
On his latest mixtape, Riddim Salut Vol. 1, renowned Jamaican DJ/selector YAADCORE pays tribute to Jamaican riddim culture, blending exclusive dubplates from reggae music’s top names (Chronixx, Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Koffee) with classic riddims (Cuss Cuss, M16, Heavenless) from the reggae canon. The result is a one-of-a-kind mixtape that’s an illuminating listen for both reggae neophytes and experts alike.
Riddim Salut Vol. 1 is a musical tribute to some of Reggae music’s hit riddims remixed with Yaadcore’s dubplates. Riddim Salut Vol 1 is for free download by clicking on the soundcloud download link below.
2. Protoje & Kiddus I – Graduation In A Matter Of Time Dubplate [Graduation In Zion Riddim]
3. Meleku – What To Make Of This World Dubplate [Graduation In Zion – Promise Land Riddim]
4. Randy Valentine – Marijuana Session Dubplate [Promise Land Riddim]
5. Lil Ike – Second Chance Dubplate [Promise Land Riddim]
6. Lila Ike – Hail The King Dubplate [Jerusalem Riddim]
7. Protoje ft. Big Youth & Daweh Congo – Go With I Oh Lord I Pray Dubplate [Drum Song Riddim]
8. Chronixx – Start A Fyah Dubplate [Drum Song Riddim – Broadway Riddim]
9. Jesse Royal – Modern Day Judas Dubplate [Broadway Riddim]
10. Protoje – Rise Up Dubplate [Broadway Riddim]
11. Chronixx – Behind Curtain Dubplate [Broadway Riddim]
12. Jesse Royal – Greedy Babylon Dubplate [Blood Money Riddim]
13. Protoje – Blood Money Dubplate
14. Luciano – Its Me Again JAH Dubplate [Solidarity Riddim]
15. Dre Island – M16 Dubplate [Hot Milk – Cuss Cuss Riddim]
16. Mr. Williamz – We Run England Dubplate [Cuss Cuss Riddim]
17. Horace Andy – Cuss Cuss Dubplate [Cuss Cuss – Heavenless Rididm]
18. Damian Marley – Nail Pon Cross Dubplate [Heavenless Riddim]
19. Samory I & Kabaka Pyramid – The Phenomenon Scepter Dubplate [M16 Riddim]
20. Karbon – Like A Feather Dubplate [M16 Riddim]
21. Luciano – Sweep Over My Soul Dubplate [Rastaboyz Riddim]
22. Protoje ft. Jesse Royal & Sevana – Sudden Flight Dubplate [Rastaboyz Riddim]
23. Kabaka Pyramid – Politics Dubplate [Rastaboyz Riddim]
24. Koffee – Raggamuffin Dubplate [Rastaboyz Riddim]
25. Lila Ike & Ward 21 – We Smoke Di Sensimilla Dubplate [Rastaboyz Riddim]
26. Aidonia – Ganja Farmer Dubplate [Pass Di Kutchie – Joker Smoker Riddim]
27. Terror Fabulous – Gangsters Anthem Dubplate [Full Up Riddim]
28. Samory I – Rasta Nuh Gangsta Dubplate [Full Up Riddim]
29. Agent Sasco – Feel Irie Interlude [Full Up Riddim]
30. Mr. WIlliamz – General Dubplate [Prison Oval Riddim]
31. Chronixx – Odd Ras Dubplate [Natty Dread Riddim]
32. Dre Island – Bang Yuh Head Uptown Downtown Dubplate [Natty Dread Riddim]
33. Popcaan – Family Remix [Natty Dread Riddim]
34. Buzzrock ft. Toots & The Maytals – We Deh Ya Dubplate [Boops Riddim]
35. Warrior King – Virtuous Woman Dubplate [Boops Riddim]
36. Jesse Royal – Black Woman Dubplate [Boops Riddim]
37. Mr. Williamz & Carlton Livingston – Smooth Sailing Rumors Dubplate [Satisfaction Riddim]
38. Pressure ft. Bob Marley – Love & Affection Dubplate [Waiting In Vain Riddim]
39. Chronixx – Clean Like A Whistle Dubplate [Road To Zion Riddim]
40. Tarrus Riley – Guess Who Dubplate [Guess Who Riddim]
And if you have not checked out the interview we did with Yaadcore during Caliroots last year you can by clicking here
Zion I a regular on our site and Bay Area native DJ Vinroc have joined forces to bring everyone “The Endless Summa Mixtape”. I have to admit that we here at Sessontapes.com do our best to bring everyone most recent music out at the moment, but I am unsure how we missed this amazing mixtape by Zion I x Vinroc.
The Endless Summa Mixtape features new and classic Zion I tracks, and features Rebelution, Bassnectar, Matisyahu, Collie Buddz and The Grouch & Eligh. When Young Zumbi of Zion I was asked why this mixtape was released he replied with “This was created for the Free Rein Tour that I am currently on with Rebelution, Stephen Marley, and Common Kings.” then went on to say “I wanted to highlight some more recent joints alongside some classic material.”
So check out and/or download Zion I x Vicroc The Endless Summa Mixtape below and keep checking back to Sessiontapes.com for more from Zion I.
Bone Thugs -n- Harmony veteran hip hop group have been dropping hits for over two decades and a couple of days ago BTNH released a brand new track titled “Coming Home” and it features one of today top reggae artist in Stephen Marley. Coming Home is the first new track from Bone Thugs in a couple of years, and from the looks of it we will be hearing more from them in the coming months.
Gentleman’s Dub Club , recently released their first single “Dancing in the Breeze” off of their upcoming album “Dubtopia” which will be out on April 7th 2017 through Easy Star Records. With the release of “Dubtopia” less than a month away the 9 member band Gentleman’s Dub Club have decided to give away their single “Dancing in the Breeze” for free. So before you do anything else today please do your ears a favor and listen to Dancing in the Breeze by clicking the play button below.
“Its been a favourite tune in our sets for the last few months but now you get to wrap your ears around it for free”
Download “Dancing in the Breeze” by clicking here
Protoje recently released the B Side (tracks 6 to 10) to his latest album Royalty Free and we got the download here to the the B Side right here. So get your download on and throw a big shout out to Protoje for making this Free.
Protoje – Royalty Free (B Side) Download Here
if you like to download them by track you can by clicking here
Qiensave recently released his debut album “Como Ver Te?” (click here), and he has been working hard on his sophomore album “Murjer”, and acting in front of thousands of people week in, week out. Somehow Qiensave had time to cover Jack Johnson’s song “Cookie Jar” and he put his unique Qiensave twist to his version. Also keeping some of the mystique that makes this song amazing. So give a listen or download Qiensave’s version of Cookie Jar
Qiensave – Cookie Jar (Jack Johnson Cover) download here
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? REMIX (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube) #MusicVideo
Normally I don’t do things like this, but its difficult to ignore when the Master of Funk George Clinton (and Parliament Funkadelic) releases something new. Mr. George Clinton did something unique as he grabbed his 2014 hit track “Ain’t That Funkin Kinda Hard on You?” of the album “First Ya Gotta Shake The Gate” and remixed it by adding that incredible Kendrick Lamar verse from his “Untitled II” which was originally performed on the Jimmy Fellon’s The Tonight Show last month, and got what I feel is the perfect assistant with a new verse from the ghetto vet himself Ice Cube.
So check out the Music video for George Clinton and The Funkadelic “Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? Remix feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube” below and support the funk because its hard to be good
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? Remix (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube) (Download Here)
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The Expanders new music download “The Horse” and stream “World Of Happiness” off their new album Hustling Culture
Hey whats good everyone today we got 2 new songs by The Expanders off their latest studio album Hustling Culture out June 16th 2015 (This Tuesday) , so everyone circle that date on your calenders. The first song by The Expanders is titled The Horse and it’s for download below. The second song is titled World Of Happiness, and you can stream it at the link below. Dont forget the date June 16th for The Expanders latest studio album, and feel free to bookmark www.sessiontapes.com for all your music updates.
The Expanders – The Horse (click here)
The Expanders – World Of Happiness
Yo whats good everyone today i got the new Single by Fear Nuttin Band “Jah First” a band i recently got the chance to see perform at California Roots 2015. this track is a good chill track that blends Reggae and Rock perfectly. Anyways below i have the track “Jah First” for free download so give this masterpiece a listen and follow this amazing band, because by giving them a chance your showing them you Fear Nuttin.
Fear Nuttin Band – Jah First (click here)
A couple of months back i went with some friends to Cannery Row Brewing Company out in Monterey, CA to check out some bands. This was going to be my first experience when it came to the band known as “Bachaco” coming out of Miami, FL and i know this is going to be the understatement of the year, but these boys are F#@%en Amazing (with a capital A). With their unique blend of Reggae Rock and Latin Roots making me feel like I need to move body. It was unbelievable to say the least. Bachaco has something very special brewing, and i want to join the ride, and see where it leads them. Below i have a couple of track from Bachaco debut album for download (thanks guys and i love the album), so take a second, click on the link below, download the track and give them a listen. You too will become a fan. Support Independent music and buy there full album on iTunes. And dont forget to keep coming back to sessiontapes.com for all your new and returning artist/band updates.