Heartical Label & mixtapes
Michael Rose - Babylon Fight
The "Grammy Kid" steps forward on Heartical label. Michael Rose delivers other strong Rasta lyrics, "Babylon Fight" has him riding BDF's recut of Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks classic "Slaving" rhythm, straight to Babylon's head! The flipside features Dub Student "Slaving Dub" in the great King Tubby's tradition style. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
Al Campbell - Be Conscious & Anthony Johnson - No More War
Veteran Jamaican singer Al Campbell delivers other brilliant conscious lyrics over BDF's recut of Lloyd Parks and Glen Brown classic "Slaving" recut. The flipside features Midnight Rock hitmaker Anthony "Gunshot" Johnson with an inspired call for world peace riding the "Slaving" rhythm with his magic voice. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
U Brown - Rootsman Skank
Veteran Tubby's and Papa Roots deejay, U Brown can be heard paying tribute to the late I Roy's "Blackman Time" through his own "Rootsman Skank" voiced over BDF's recut of Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks classic "Slaving" rhythm. The flipside features BDF's melodica cut. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
Lone Ranger - Original Style
The great veteran deejay Lone Ranger is worldly famous for his wondrous works on Studio One label. With the use of his powerful gimmicks, he sounds just as strong as usual on "Original Style" a song voiced over BDF's recut of Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks classic "Slaving" rhythm. The flipside features BDF's melodica cut. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
Carlton Livingston - Demolition
Veteran Jamaican singer Carlton Livingston is a household name in dancehall since the late 70 with hits for Studio One, Jah Life or Channel One to name but a few. He has been touring Europe in 2004 when he recorded the reality oriented "Demolition" over BDF's recut of Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks classic "Slaving" rythm. The flipside features BDF's melodica cut. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
Edi Fitzroy - Throw Down & Roberto Sanchez - Slaving For A Reason
Veteran Jamaican singer Edi Fitzroy's distinctive singing style can be heard at it's best on "Throw Down". Riding over BDF's recut of Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks classic "Slaving" rhythm, Edi pays tribute to one to his son named Rory Edwards (RIP) who was killed in Jamaica short before this recording session. On the flipside, Spanish upcoming singer Roberto Sanchez delivers an adapted version of the original "Slaving" lyrics. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
Little Roy - Only Jah
Famous worldwide for originating many hits including "Tribal War" or "Prophecy", Little Roy classic recordings for his own Taffari label have been reissued on Pressure Sound label. This Jamaican Rasta singer is still now based in the UK and still recording strong roots songs. Little Roy first recording for Heartical label is a powerful Rasta song called "Only Jah" voiced over BDF's recut of Glen Brown and Lloyd Parks classic "Slaving" rhythm. The flipside feature BDF's melodica cut. Both sides are mixed by Dub Student. All tracks produced by Heartical in 2005.
Troublesome - Hungry Youths & Difanga - Jah Cours
This is a double single, on the first side, discover the talent of upcoming deejay Troublesome, based in the UK he already had some local hits with producers Mafia & Fluxy. He was in the studio when Michael Rose recorded his own song on BDF's Fade Away rebuilt cut, the rhythm inspired him to deliver his social comments on this "Hungry Youths" for Heartical label. On the other Side, upcoming French speaking singer Difanga spreads his sweet vibes on "Jah Cours" over the same Fade Away rhythm, Difanga just released his debut album "Le Voyageur" featuring productions by Firehouse Crew or Dean Frazer. Tracks mixed by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds studios in London. All Tracks produced by Heartical label in 2005.
Ranking Joe - Heartbeat
Veteran DJ Ranking Joe has been around for a while, starting his career at Studio One before joining U Roy's SturGav Sound with Jah Screw. Settled in the US he keeps on recording for his own label and touring Europe regularly often backed by Blood & Fire crew. When DJ trade started in Kingston, the deejays would use singer riddims with overdubs to combine their own vocals to the original ones, which is exactly what Ranking Joe did with Hopeton James vocal of "The Stalker" transforming the song into an awesome part 2 titled "Heartbeat". Also listen to BDF's own Fade Away melodica cut featured on B side. Tracks mixed by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds studios in London. All Tracks produced by Heartical label in 2005.
Hopeton James - The Stalker & Uman + Difanga - Plus 2 Love
This is a double single, on the first side listen to the sweet falsetto voice of Hopeton James, one of Heartical's favorite singers in a Sam Cooke / Slim Smith mood with original lyrics to seduce any lady on "The Stalker", a song recorded over a heavy Fade Away recut by Basque Dub Foundation Band. On the other side, listen to Heartical first combination ever produced, with French speaking singer Difanga and deejay Uman teaming up on the BDF's Fade Away rhythm recut with positive lyrics and vibes for this beautiful "Plus 2 love". Both songs were mixed by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds studios in London. All Tracks produced by Heartical label in 2005.
Wayne Smith - Ask Jah
This talented singer became famous all around the world when Jammy's released his original song and riddim "Sleng Teng" in 1984. It quickly became an ultimate dancehall anthem and being versioned non stop since then. Far from Kingston rush, Wayne is now settled in the US where he keeps on recording and producing for his own "Sleng Teng Rcds" label. Heartical met him when he first came to France in 2003. When we made him hear our riddims he went straight for this "Fade Away" version on which he recorded this song titled "Ask jah", an inspired Rasta lyrics calling for justice and fulfillment of prophecy. Listen to BDF's own Fade Away version featured on B side. Mixed by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds studios in London. All Tracks produced by Heartical label in 2005.
Michael Rose - Never Surrender
One of Jamaica's international reggae legends, Michael Rose is famous for being Black Uhuru's lead singer becoming one the few reggae artists to ever win a Grammy Award ! After the group split, Michael went on a solo career and has been recording successfully for producers like Xterminator, Star Trail, Germaican Recds, Luv Injection or Stingray. Heartical Sound was introduced to Michael Rose during a stage show in Bilbao/Spain in 1999. In 2001, Michael came to Paris and the vibes was nice again. Heartical and the "Grammy Kid" shared the same stage at Barcelona's Uzona Festival in 2003, the decision was then taken to record a song for our label which was actually done a few months later in London, more songs followed and will soon be released on our label. This track, "Never Surrender", stands out as a rebel anthem using a strong "Fade Away" recut by Basque Dub Foundation Band. You will find BDF's own Fade Away melodica cut featured on B side. Mixed by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds studios in London. All Tracks produced by Heartical label in 2005.
Heartical vs. Black Terror + Ghetto life - Dub fe Dub in New York, Bronx (USA)
Heartical second live appearance in New York City, one day after playing alongside Massive B and Stone Love in Harlem. The dance was promoted by Ghetto Life and set up at Savoy Club, South Bronx on March 13th 2005. This recording includes on one CD Ghetto life's Junior Dread and Sponge Bob crazy warm up plus half of Heartical Sound first set. Second Cd contains end of Heartical first set, Black Terror first set then Heartical second set which was interrupted by Black Terror's selector Ninja Hype who started a surprise Dub fe DuB playing some Bounty Killer dubplate ! Listen to the outcome on this heavy double CD, New York Vibes!
Heartical vs. Soundquake vs. Ital Acustix - Dub fe Dub in Hamburg (Germany)
On December 11th 2004, We a Mafia promotion organised the second meeting of Heartical and Soundquake (Ge) at Waagenbau Club in Hamburg/Germany. Featuring Heartical Sound juggling, followed by a friendly dub fe dub between Soundquake, Heartical and Hamburg crew Ital Acustix, three the hard way ! Strictly dubplates, featuring loads of exclusive cuts and combinations, real special time ! The full recording is available on three tapes (90mn) or three CDs (80mn) including over 100 mn pure Dub Fe Dub ! War inna Waagenbau Club!
Heartical featuring Anthony Johnson - Live Show in Anvers (Belgium)
Heartical returns to Antwerpen for a live show featuring veteran singer Anthony Johnson. Special dance for the release of the Real Rock series on Heartical Label. Strictly roots and rub a dub selections, recorded at Kaimann Club on October 29th 2004. Disponible en CD (80).
Heartical featuring Al Campbell - Live Show in Valencia (Spain)
Listen to the veteran singer Al Campbell backed by Heartical Sound, session recorded live at Alaquas Festival in Spain on October 19th 2002. The recording features Heartical juggling and chatting in spanish, followed by Al Campbell live showcase ranging from his early Studio One works to today's hits. The show was promoted by Riddimwize Crew and Stereotone. Available on tape (90mn) or CD.
Heartical featuring Hopeton James - Live Show in Nancy (France)
Hopeton James very first live appearance in France backed by Heartical, recorded live at Austrasique Club in Nancy on March 22d 2002 ! Listen to Heartical juggling fully loaded with international specials, mike speech is in french ! Followed by Hopeton James live showcase singing rocksteady, reggae and soul hits. A must for all Sam Cooke and Slim Smith fans ! The show was organised by Interactiv Lions. Available on tape (90mn) or CD.
Chronicle - Rub a Dub
A truly gifted Jamaican vocalist strongly inspired by Barrington Levy singing style. Chronicle recorded for many Jamaican labels in the late 80s before going on to record for top NYC label Massive B. Since then, he scored sizeable hits on Bobby Konders label like "Looking my ball", "Light it up", "Jah Rise" or the best seller "My god is real" made famous as World Cup Holder Black Kat's Anthem. This new Chronicle song on Heartical Label is a tribute to the Rub a Dub style which use to rule Jamaican dancehalls so let the good times roll and listen Chronicle in fine style over a heavy recut of Real Rock riddim played by BDF Band and mixed by Dougie Concious. Yet another Heartical Label production 2004.
Anthony Johnson - Gunshot Rock
Veteran singer Anthony Johnson started recording for Bunny Lee, he went on to sing inside the legendary Mystic Eyes vocal group on "Perilous Times" LP for Linval Thompson who also released Anthony's first solo song "Africa". In the early 80s he collaborated with DJ producer Jah Thomas whose Midnight Rock imprint released some of Anthony's biggest hits: "Gunshot", "Feel Like Dancing", "Strictly Rub A Dub", "She Affe Come A Me" plus his debut LP solo. On the same period he was recording for Channel One label and regularly featured on U Roy's King Stur Gav sound. He also recorded a LP for King/Prince Jammy's titled "Ah Yah We Deh", Anthony then settled in Europe were he has kept on recording for labels like Jah Warrior, Teems and Twins. This new Heartical single features an updated cut of Anthony Johnson biggest hit song "Gunshot" (originally released in 1982 and number one in the Jamaican charts at the time) over a heavy recut of Real rock rhythm by BDF Band and mixed by Dougie Conscious. BDF Real rock version featured on B side. Yet another Heartical Label production 2004.
Bunny Lye Lye - Give me a dub & Little Dany - Met le Faya
This seven inch is a two in one! Veteran rub a dub singer Bunny Lye Lye open the first side. He scored sizeable hits in the early 80s on Midnight Rock label with "Feel like Dancing" or "Mr. Dynamite" and on Channel One imprint with "Mr. Babylonian" or "Itty Titty Girl". He released a compilation of his early and recent works on London based label Twin Bros in 2002 but his greatest song ever still remained unreleased: "Give me a Dub" was one of the most wanted special played by top ranking sounds like Saxon (UK) or King Addies (US) using Studio One Real rock rhythm yet it never get released on 45. Now it is available for everybody to enjoy this great Bunny Lye Lye style on Heartical Label over a BDF rebuilt cut of the Real rock. The other side features French DJ Little Dany delivering unstoppable fast style lyrics. Dany was simply amongst the first French artists to appear in Paris dancehall scene. In the mid 80s he even had a hit song released with a video clip on TV. Strangely enough although he is one of the most gifted deejaying artists in France there is very limited material available from him, only mixtapes and live appearances build up his strong reputation. He often held the mike on Lord Zeljko's King Dragon Sound, one of the French sound system pioneers. He recently recorded some new songs for French labels but his most wanted dancehall hit song remained unreleased: "Tu Lèves Ton Bras" has been Little Dany most enduring lyrics still recorded on dubplate by many sounds nowadays. This original French dancehall style is now available for all to enjoy on Heartical Label in an updated unique cut over the mighty Real rock riddim rebuilt by BDF Band and mixed by Dougie Conscious. Yet another Heartical Label production 2004.
Luciano - Time Will Tell
The Messenjah Luciano has one of Jamaica's most beautiful voices. Since his departure from Xterminator's label, Luciano has continued recording for a lot of different producers but in Jamaica and around the world. The Messenjah recorded the song "Time Will Tell" for Heartical during our visit to the island in December 2003, it was with great pleasure that Luciano recorded over Aswad's popular "Dub Fire" riddim rebuilt by the BDF Band. B Side features a melodica version of the Dub Fire riddim by BDF Band. Tracks mixed in London by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds. B Side features a melodica version of the Dub Fire riddim by BDF Band. This 2004 Heartical production was previously unreleased.
Pinchers - Work for the King
The original bandelero Pinchers still live and kicking! After displaying his talent on imprints like Power House, Jammy's or Xterminator, it is now over Aswad's popular "Dub Fire" riddim rebuilt by the BDF Band that Pinchers has recorded a spiritual song entitled "Work for the King". All Tracks mixed in London by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds. B Side features a melodica version of the Dub Fire riddim by BDF Band. This 2004 Heartical production was previously unreleased.
Uman - Danse du Serpent & Sugar Minott - Prophecy
This seven inch is a double A side. On one side, our brethren Lincoln Sugar Minott uses his unique voice to delivers his conscious meditation on "Prophecy". On the other side, discover the talented deejay Original Uman in full French style on "La Danse du Serpent". Both tracks use Aswad's popular "Dub Fire" riddim rebuilt by the BDF Band. All Tracks mixed in London by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds. This 2004 Heartical production was previously unreleased.
Chronicle - Diamond & Gold
Singer Chronicle is a household name to all Massive B label followers. His outstanding vocal abilities are fully displayed on the title "Diamonds & Gold" over Aswad's popular "Dub Fire" riddim rebuilt by the BDF Band. B Side features a melodica version of the Dub Fire riddim by BDF Band. All Tracks mixed in London by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds. B Side features a melodica version of the Dub Fire riddim by BDF Band. This 2004 Heartical production was previously unreleased.
Al Campbell - The Power
Al Campbell started an enduring singing career recording for Studio One and Treasure Isle labels end of the 60s. Always in demand, he has been recording around the four corners of the world and for the most wanted labels like Power house, Xterminator, Fat Eyes, Stingray, Hi Power or Jet Star. After several shows alongside Heartical Sound, Al Campell recorded the title "The Power" over Aswad's popular "Dub Fire" riddim rebuilt by the BDF Band. All Tracks mixed in London by Dougie Wardrop at Conscious Sounds. B Side features a melodica version of the Dub Fire riddim by BDF Band. This 2004 Heartical production was previously unreleased.
Heartical vs. Runn Sound - War Inna Belgium
Heartical versus Runn Sound. The first international clash for Heartical Sound was against Holland champion Runn Sound. It took place in neutral ground at Antwerp (Belgium) on October 4, 2003, promoted by local crew High Grade and Far West. Strictly heavyweight dubplates, the whole clash is available on 2 tapes (90mn) or 3 CDs including all rounds and dub fe dub... War inna Belgium!
Hopeton James - Chain Gang
Hopeton James is a gifted singer inspired by Slim Smith, Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke, he's got one of Jamaica's most beautiful Falsetto voice. His career started when he joined the legendary Techniques vocal trio in the late 70s, while also appearing regularly on Killermanjaro Sound. In the mid 80s he started singing solo and recorded for labels like King Jammy's or Roof International, hitting the charts with his "In the Mood" recut alongside Jigsy King over the Taxi riddim. Always at work, he recently toured Europe in 2003 alongside the Heartical Sound while recording new titles for the Heartical Label like this "Chain Gang" (tribute to the great Same Cooke) using a Danny Marshall rebuilt cut of Studio One's classic Heavy Rock riddim and mixed by the original Fatta at Anchor Studio in Kingston. Clean Version on B side. This track was previously unreleased.
Rodigan, Cutty Ranks and Heartical - Double Live
Double live featuring Rodigan and Heartical Sound at Sound Quake's "Famous First Friday" on May 2, 2003 (Detmold, Germany). Over 3 hours of dubplates juggling to celebrate David Rodigan's sound system 25th birthday. Specials by U Roy, Burro Banton, Shinehead, Bounty Killer, TOK, Sizzla, Capleton and the Cutty Ranks live show. Collector ting! Available on CD and tapes.
Promotion mixtape produced by Panamafrica and mixed by Heartical Sound. It contains 60 specials and selections, with a great number recorded specially for this tape. Featuring exclusive stuff from Jamaican artists like Lee Perry, Mike Brooks, Anthony Johnson, Peter Roots, Winston Francis, Dennis Alcapone, Sugar Minott & Tony Tuff, Earl 16, Little Roy, Lone Ranger, Prince Hammer, Queen Omega, Massive B Jabba, Al Campbell, Jigsy King and Buju Banton + French exclusives from Daddy Mory, Yaniss Odua, Little Francky, Original Uman. All benefits go to the Panamafrica Association for African Development. Available on CD (48 tracks) and Tape (60 tracks).
David Jahson - Clean Rasta Dread
David Jahson is a veteran singer of the 70s, his biggest hit was "Natty Chase the Barber" in 1975 using a rebuilt Ali Baba rythm and mixed by Prince Jammy's (this track and the LP have been re-released in 2002). At the same period, Jahson recorded a second version on the same rythm titled "Clean Rasta Dread" and asked King Tubby to mix it, this is the track you can hear now on Heartical Label. Clean Version on B side. This track was previously unreleased.
Joseph Cotton - Pull Dem Down
Joseph Cotton in full shape with clash lyrics to kill any soundboy and his unmistakable DeeJaying 70s style on a 2002 Heartical production. The rythm track is a cut of David Jahson's Ali Baba version from 1975 and it is mixed by the dubmaster King Tubby. Clean version on B side. This track was previously unreleased.
Joseph Cotton - Mr Terrorist
The gentleman DJ Joseph Cotton started his carreer in the 70s under the name of Jah Walton. This 2001 Heartical production features Joseph singing against terrorism, it was released short before the events of 9/11. The rythm track is an original Black & White label rythm called "Weather Man Skank" and mixed by the legendary King Tubby. Dub mix on B side. This track was previously unreleased.