Tuesday, May 02, 2006

NiceUp Tracks Of The Week

Tek A Set - Burro Banton

Burro Banton began DJ'ing as a youth and in the late 70s joined his first soundsystem – Black Hoover. Burro continued his career with various other soundsystems, and in the mid-80s released his first album, produced by Henry “Junjo” Lawes. In the early 90s Burro joined forces with Bobby Konders and the Massive B label, and this marked the beginning of a long and productive partnership, with Burro producing top-quality, original dancehall. This track was released in 1997 and is on the Cuss Cuss riddim.

Hard Times - Pablo Gad

English singer, DJ and producer, Pablo Gad, came to prominence in the late 70's and early 80's for his conscious lyrics and heavy rhythms. His albums include Trafalgar Square (1979), Hard Times (1980) and The Best of Pablo Gad 1977-80. This tune is an example of classic UK roots and remains timeless in dancehalls today.


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