Short story: In 2005 I made a mix called Lock it Down and distributed it among friends. Things got a bit out of hand and it became quite a succes. People I had never seen before in my life were discussing the mixes I made. Volume 2 was soon in demand and eventually it was released in 2007 through an internet label called TheNewWorck. They dubbed volume 2 as volume 1. Now, 41 months later (yeah, I know) here's volume 3. Or volume 2. Whichever you prefer. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. One drops, riddims, foundation, effects... It's all there. Let the music do the talking..



Professor - Fi R type
J. Boog - Let's do it again
Lutan Fyah - Come over
Tarrus Riley - Wildfire

Peetah Morgan - Warzone
Assasin - Priority
Busy Signal - Spliff tail

Johnny Clarke & Fantan Mojah - Rebel with a cause
Luciano & Mikey General - Hosanna
Chezidek & U-Roy - Teach dem

Junior X - Gangsta life

Luke Rich - Prison Break
Million Stylez - Born in the system
Natty King - Purge dem
Michael Rose - Fight I down

Omari - Live up
Lutan Fyah - Love
Nazzle Man - Yu a mi woman
Fantan Mojah - Nuh easy
Dlp - High Horse

Gappy Ranks - Put the stereo on

Demarco - Skull inna belly
Busy Signal - High Grade
G Whizz - Nuh wa si dem
Assasin - Bam bam

Etana - War
Lutan Fyah - Cherish the earth

Jah Knight - Keep blazin'
Million Stylez - Everyday
Ziggi - What you stand for

Jah Cure - Don't let them cry
Sizzla - Herb

Natural Black - No set like rain
Mega Banton - Blaze
G Mafia - Wine up

Million Stylez - Oneness

Duane Stephenson - August town
First Born - Not afraid
Tarrus Riley - Love created I
Luciano - Jah live

Download is available at: http://thenewworck.com/genre/reggae/the-new-worck-355-of-cold-sweat

Elephantsounds Radioshow ZionHIghness 24 nov 2010

Another reggae radioshow for your listening pleasure. This time Ozzie & Smartin on the decks and mic, we missed you COld S., this one's  for you! As usual 2 hours of ska, rocksteady, roots & dub for http://www.zionhighness.com/, including an exclusive promo preview of part 3 of the notorios LOCK IT DOWN mixtapes. Peace & love in the dancehall!

Roland Alphonso - A shot in the dark (Top Deck) 7 inch
Derrick Morgan - River to the bank (Trybute) LP
King Stitt - Herbsman (Trojan) LP
Soul Sisters - Wreck abuddy (Trojan) LP
Phillis Dillon - Dont touch my tomatoe (Treasure Isle) 7 inch
Paragons - Tide is high (Treasure Isle) 7 inch
Blazing Fire - Blood Dunza (Jah Man) 7 inch
The Maytones - Money Worries (Island) LP
Leroy Smart - (Attack) LP
Horace Andy - Its Gonna Be Dread (Attack) LP
African Brothers - Righteous Kingdom (Uptempo) 10 inch
Black Slate - Legalize collie herb (Phonogram) LP
Wailing Souls - Bredda Gravelicious (Island) LP
Wailing Souls - Inchpinchers (Greensleeves) LP
Gregory Isaacs - Bits And Pieces (Greensleeves) LP
Eek A Mouse - Sensee Party (Greensleeves) LP
Barrington Levi - Lost And Found (Puff Records) LP
Johnnie Osbourne & Papa Tulo - Rock And Come In (Souljazz) LP
Don Carlos - I'm not Crazy (Greensleeves) LP
Carl Meeks - Bad minded people (Photograph) 7 inch
White Mice - Never Done Ting Before (IntelItec) 12 inch
Kenny Knots - Watch how the people Dancing (Honest John) LP
Nitty Gritty - Sweet Dreams (Witty) 7 inch
Cold Sweat - Lock it Down part III promo
Antony B - Poormans cry (Greensleeves) LP
Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal - Good Sensi (Irie Ites) cd
Spectacular - Voice of the People (VP) LP
Antony b - Territory (Kings of Kings) 7 inch
Mykal Rose - Downpressor (Heartical) 7 inch
Chronicle - Sweet Sensimilla (Heartical) 7 inch
Prince Malachi - Keep On Talking (BLakamix) LP
Panda dub - Protect The Dub (Dubnatriation) 7 inch
Cocoa Tea - Heathen (Brick Wall) 7 inch

rocksteady - the roots of reggae trailer

Elephantsounds Radioshow ZionHIghness 10 november 2010

Wake up people cuz there's another scorching edition of the Elephants Reggae Show for http://www.zionhighness.com/. Close to 2 hours of ska, rocksteady, roots & dancehall..............

Don Drummond – Ally Pon (Treasure Isle) 7 inch
Monty Morris – What a man doeth (Treasure Isle ) 7 inch
Skatalites Air raidshelter (Sudio One) lp
Jimmy London – Hip hip hooray (Impact) 7 inch
Gaylads – Joy in the Morning (Soulbeat) 7 inch
Stranger Cole – Crying every night (Treasure Isle) 7 inch
U- Roy – Tom Drunk (Treasure Isle) 7 inch
Tommy McCook – version (Treasure Isle) 7 inch
Burning Spear – Swell Headed (Studio One) lp
The Officials - Babylonians (Observer) 7 inch
Melodians – Time has come (Beverly’s) 7 inch
Winston Francis – Quiet Place (Studio One) 10 inch
Hopeton Lewis – Sounds & Pressure (K & K) 7 inch
Lone Ranger – (Studio One) lp
Twinkle Brothers – Beat them jah jah (Twinkle Music) lp
Sir Lee – Whip them no skip them (Groundation) 7 inch
Nitty Gritty – Trial & crosses (VP)
Junior Reid – Woman Change Your Ways (Live & learn) 7 inch
Junior Reid – Babylon Release The Chains (Joe Gibbs) 7 inch
Tony Tuff – We want no war (Island) lp
Dennis Brown – Whip them jah (Earthquake) 7 inch
Lloyd Hemmings – Rude Boy (Firehouse) 7 inch
King Kong – Babylon (Firehouse) 7 inch
Phantom – Ready fe me (Firehouse) 7 inch
Admiral Tibett – No time to waste (Techniques) lp
Conroy Smith – Dangerous (Redman) 7 inch
Cornell Campbell – Boxing (Soul Jazz) lp
Barry Brown – Two house apt (Soul Jazz) lp
Half Pint – World is a ghetto (Soul Jazz) lp
Dennis Brown & Ranking Trevor –A little bit more (JGM)12 inch
Dennis Brown – General (Emmanuel Music) 7 inch
Michael Palmer – Better She Want (Jammy’s) 7 inch
Super Black – Deh wid you- (Jammy’s) 7 inch
Jackie Edwards –Survival is the game (J Gibbs Ultra Sound)7 inch
Wayne Wade – African Monica (Abraham) lp
Capleton – Evil (Kings of Kings) 7 inch
Mykal Rose – Downpressor (Heartical) 7 inch
Chronicle – Sweet Sensimilla (Heartical) 7 inch
Albo Rosie – Always (Forward) 7 inch
Romain Virgo – Dark Skin Girl (Penthouse) cd
Richie Campbell – Held in (Supersonic) 7 inch
Luciano – Give Praise (VP) 7 inch
Cocoa Tea - We do the Killing (VP) lp

rest in peace mrs. sonia pottinger


Another one gone... May she rest in peace, although she wasn't active since 1985 she is going to be missed, here's a biography and a discography.

Sonia Pottinger, married to music producer Lyndon Pottinger, she opened her Tip Top Records Shop in 1965 and started to record musicians in 1966. The first single she issued was "Every Night" by Joe White & Chuck.[1] Other artists recorded during this period include Roland Alphonso. Throughout the rock steady and early reggae eras, she became very prolific with hits by The Ethiopians ("The Whip"), Delano Stewart, The Melodians ("Swing And Dine"), Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis and Toots & the Maytals, released on her Gay Feet, Tip Top, Rainbow, and High Note labels.[1] In the early 1970s her work was less prolific, but in 1974 she bought the Treasure Isle label from long time friend Duke Reid shortly before his death.

In the 1970s, she produced albums by Bob Andy, Marcia Griffiths, Culture, U Roy and Big Youth. Her most well known production is Culture's Harder Than The Rest album, released in 1978.

In the dancehall era show produced Archie & Lynn's "Rat in the Centre". She retired from the music business in 1985.

Here's an impressive list of records and artists she produced:
Alton Ellis - Greatest Hits [1973]
Bob Andy - Lots Of Love & I [1977]
Brent Dowe - Build Me Up [1973]
Culture - Culture In Dub [1978]
Culture - Cumbolo [1979]
Culture - Harder Than The Rest [1978]
Culture - International Herb [1979]
Culture - Production Something [197X]
Culture - Too Long In Slavery [197X]
Culture - Trod On [197X]
Culture - Vital Selection [1978-79]
Delano Stewart - Stay A Little Bit Longer [1970]
Errol Brown - Dub Over Dub [197X]
Errol Brown - Pleasure Dub [197X]
Errol Dunkley - Darling Ooh [1972]
Hippy Boys - Reggae With The Hippy Boys [1969]
Joseph Cotton - Dancehall Days [1976-84]
Justin Hinds - From Jamaica With Reggae [196X]
Marcia Griffiths - Naturally [1978]
Marcia Griffiths - Steppin' [1978]
Melodians - Pre-Meditation [197X]
Melodians - Swing And Dine [196X-7X]
Revolutionaries - Dub Expression [1978]
Revolutionaries - Medley Dub [197X]
Slim Smith - Just A Dream [1972]
Sonya Spence - In The Dark [197X]
U Roy - Original DJ [197X]
U Roy - With Words Of Wisdom [1979]
U Roy & Dennis Alcapone - Version Galore Vol 2 [1972]
U Roy & Various Artists - Version Galore Vol 3 [1973]
Various Artists - Hottest Hits [197X]
Various Artists - Musical Feast [197X]
Various Artists - The Reggae Train [197X]