Dancehall Bashment 1998-1999

In 1994, Dave Kelly initiated the ‘jam’ concept or ‘megamix’ album, when he issued an album with his influential dancehall riddim called “Pepperseed”. The 26 cuts he had recorded for the riddim were segued together in a seamless piece of extended music. This album was followed by “Arabian Jam”, bringing together more than 30 tracks on the “Heartbeat” and “Arab Attack” riddims. With the introduction of an affordable computer with cd burner in the second half of the 1990s, it became easier to create your own megamixes and put them on cd-r. And so we did! Actually some of them were sent to David Rodigan, who even played a few of our megamixes in his ‘Rodigan’s Rockers’ radio show on BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service). Here we present a megamix featuring cuts on the “Bagpipe”, “Hype”, “Bruck Bottle”, “Bitter Blood”, Bellyas” and “Rat Patrol” riddims

Bagpipe Riddim (Steely & Clevie / Studio 2000 / 1998)

Nitty Kutchie – Happy Go Lucky Girl
Tanto Metro & Devonte – She Gone
Goofy – Tatty Boom Boom
General Degree – Signal
Screechie Joe – Zuggie Zuggie
Mr. Vegas – Latest News
Beenie Man – Year 4 (Kickin’ For Sure Re-Mix)
Steely & Clevie – Bagpipe Dubbed Up Version

Hype Riddim (Tony ‘CD’ Kelly / Ghetto Quality / 1998)

Youthie Dread – Shotta Bwoy
Richie Stephens – Call Mi Name
General Degree – Giddy Up Giddy Up
Mr. Easy – Warning
Mr. Vegas – Model Pon Dem

Bruck Bottle Riddim (Steely & Clevie / Q45 / 1998)

Egg Nog – Get Away Driver
Egg Nog & Baby Wayne – Girl A Fi Hot
Mr. Vegas – Wave
Beenie Man – Always Be My Baby
Zebra – Right Type A Love
Harry Toddler – Get Gal Easy
Wickerman – Bogus
Steely & Clevie – Bruck Bottle Riddim

Bitter Blood Riddim (Steely & Clevie / Studio 2000 / 1999)

Ward 21 – Gangster Don’t Retire
Burro Banton – One For The Money
Lexxus – Cook
Capleton – Stay Far From Trouble
Merciless – Cook War
Mr. Pepper – The Don Cinderella
Sean Paul – Slap Trap
Red Rat – Me Salt
Beenie Man – Bitter Mi Blood
Goofy – Man A Thug

Bellyas Riddim (Ward 21 / Mentally Disturbed / 1999)

Ward 21 & Wayne Marshall – Melody Of War
Mr. Vegas – Two Minute More
Capleton – Who Dem
Lexxus – Halla Halla
Beenie Man – Heights Of Great Men
Hawkeye – Mix Up Time
Ward 21 – Model And Pose
Kiprich – Nah Go Switch
Mega Banton – Tight Pants

Rat Patrol Riddim (Brat Productions / 1999)

Red Rat & Psycho Kid – Explanation
Kiprich – Liberty Mess
General Degree – Dem Gal Deh
Not Him – Ting
Red Rat – Trichana
Mega Banton & Tanto Metro – Bicycle Bar