Dee-Jay Explosion Inna Dancehall Style

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All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Significantly expanding on the original LP's 12 cuts, the CD issue of Dee-Jay Explosion offers 21 sides featuring several top early-'80s dancehall DJs live. Cut at the popular Skateland Roller Disco in Kingston, this Heartbeat collection captures reggae toasters in their element: in front of a very enthusiastic crowd and backed by one of the top sound systems on the island. In this case, it's the famous Gemini Disco crew who provide the sounds, while original DJ Big Youth acts as host -- special mention should also go to producer Gussie Clarke, who taped the proceedings for posterity. So, with all the "back room" credits out of the way, one can enjoy the likes of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Cook
Significantly expanding on the original LP's 12 cuts, the CD issue of Dee-Jay Explosion offers 21 sides featuring several top early-'80s dancehall DJs live. Cut at the popular Skateland Roller Disco in Kingston, this Heartbeat collection captures reggae toasters in their element: in front of a very enthusiastic crowd and backed by one of the top sound systems on the island. In this case, it's the famous Gemini Disco crew who provide the sounds, while original DJ Big Youth acts as host -- special mention should also go to producer Gussie Clarke, who taped the proceedings for posterity. So, with all the "back room" credits out of the way, one can enjoy the likes of Eek-A-Mouse, Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy, Trinity, Yellowman, and Michigan & Smiley expertly working their way through some vintage Studio One rhythms, all the while touching on politics, Rasta business, sex, violence, poverty, and dancehall culture. Considering its rawness, though, Dee-Jay Explosion is best suited for seasoned fans, not those looking for an introduction to Jamaican DJ culture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/2/1991
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661750425
  • Catalog Number: 4

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Modeling Queen - Eek-A-Mouse (2:46)
  2. 2 Match at the Stadium - Eek-A-Mouse (3:47)
  3. 3 Herb Man Trafficking - Welton Irie (4:07)
  4. 4 This One's Dedicated to You - Brigadier Jerry (6:23)
  5. 5 No More War - Ranking Toyan (3:02)
  6. 6 Go Down Moses, Go Down - Lee Van Cleef (2:24)
  7. 7 Dreadlocks Party - Ranking Toyan (3:31)
  8. 8 Jam Papa Kojak @@Nigger Kojak (3:16)
  9. 9 Ghetto Stylee - Brigadier Jerry (1:14)
  10. 10 Going Down to Texas - Brigadier Jerry (3:50)
  11. 11 Mek We Mash It up Now - Yellowman (4:09)
  12. 12 The Taxi - Michigan & Smiley (1:57)
  13. 13 One Two - Sister Nancy (3:15)
  14. 14 Countryman @@Sassafrass (2:31)
  15. 15 Dance a Fe Cork - Michigan & Smiley (3:07)
  16. 16 Sugar Daddy - Michigan & Smiley (2:45)
  17. 17 Answer - Principal (3:11)
  18. 18 Assassinator - Eek-A-Mouse (3:07)
  19. 19 Too Much Terrorist in the City @@Eek- A-Mouse (3:44)
  20. 20 Push Lady Push - Johnny Ringo (4:17)
  21. 21 You Don't Know Me as No Rum Drinker - Trinity (5:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Brigadier Jerry Track Performer
Eek-A-Mouse Track Performer
Michigan & Smiley Track Performer
Johnny Ringo Track Performer
Yellowman Track Performer
Lee Van Cleef Track Performer
Ranking Toyan Track Performer
Sister Nancy Track Performer
Principal Track Performer
Welton Irie Track Performer
Technical Credits
Duncan Browne Producer
Augustus "Gussie" Clarke Engineer
John Nagy Mastering
Bill Nowlin Producer
Mike Cacia Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Authenticity

    This CD captures a unique dancehall atmosphere in Skateland, Jamaica 1982. The Djs featured here were at that time the best on the Island. Youths like Ranking Toyan, Sister Nancy, Lee Van Cleef, Welton Irie, Johnny Ringo, Eek A Mouse and Yellowman among others rhyme and chant over solid dubplates played live by Archie of the Gemini Sounds. The Djs constantly send out requests to their friends and ''supas'' present in the dancehall. This is a remarkable piece of work.

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