Bass Nation show on Purple Radio, 14th May 2014


Bass Nation show on Purple Radio, 14th May 2014

First show for Purple Radio, somewhat rough round the edges as it’s the first time I’ve done anything quite like this, but hope you enjoy it nonetheless. Good tunes from reggae, hip hop and psyche rock to acid house and jungle.

1. No regrets – Double O featuring Lemar
2.Untitled – Buck 65
3.Your Revolution – Dj Vadim featuring Sarah Jones
4.No – Moodymann
5.The Bits – Blackdown
6.In these times – Errol Walker
7.Lion Dub – Sly and Robbie
8.She’s gone – Rootah and Disrupt
9.King of the mountain – Kate Bush
10.Fizz (live) – Can
11.No good trying – Syd Barret
12.Lepers and roses – Pearls before swine
13.Ageipolis – Aphex Twin
14.Days like this – Shanti Celeste
15.Make it happen – Playgroup
16.X – Funkineven X Delroy Wilson
17.This is acid – Maurice
18.Acid Sex – A jackin phreak
19.The mighty atom crusher – Techno Animal
20.Atmosphere – Dj Phantasy
21.White (a side) – Dj SS
22.Farside – Dj AKA
23.Can’t deal with this (Alex Reece mix) – Cool Breeze

Babylon Reggae mix by me


Here’s a new mix I did – a selection of Jamaican roots reggae juxtaposed against UK fast chat, dub and more – culminating with Ranking Ann’s astonishing protest against police brutality from the time of the original Brixton riots. Much of the political stuff still feels relevant and topical, which is a sad thing. Much of the British reggae comes from where I live, in South London. Johnny Osbournes heart-rending “13 dead (nothing said)” about the New Cross fire that killed 13 people attending a blues party, which wasn’t properly investigated by the police still feels raw. I’ve been listening to a lot of British lovers rock recently, and this is really the other side of the coin. Reggae as protest music, spiritual, deep and life affirming. Enjoy.

MP3 version:


1. Black Uhuru – Apocalypse
2. Junior Marvin & Dillinger – Roots train
3. Sizzla – Show more love
4. Fabian – Prophesy
5. Terrorists & Lee Scratch Perry – Guerilla Priest
6. Tapper Zukie – Man A Warrior
7. Christel & The Goldmaster Allstars – Government Man
8. Linton Kwesi Johnson – Five Nights Of Bleeding (For Leroy Harris)
9. Johnny Osbourne – 13 dead (Nothing said)
10. Toyan- How The West Was Won
11. Yabby You – Conquering Lion
12. Ranking Joe – Zion High
12. Ranking Ann – Kill the police bill