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Beats, Audio, Alleys

The Dread Vault X

MASSIVE DREAD  - VAMPS ON THE CORNER -  STRICTLY BUBBLING LP (1982) [Upfront Organization]

Beware of the Vampires in the street and in your life! Massive Dread Delivers a tune about good kids gone bad. 

The Dread Vault IX

BIG YOUTH - SCREAMING TARGET - SCREAMING TARGET LP - (1972) [Jaguar Records] 

The opening track on this album by BIG YOUTH, legendary Dee Jay/Sing Jay from Jamaica, "Screaming Target" features Big Youth preaching about how you should not be a fool, how you should go to school and learn the golden rule. Fantastically mixed by Errol Thompson.

The Dread Vault VIII

KING TUBBY - KING TUBBY'S MEETS SCIENTIST - Badness Dub - (1996) [Burning Sounds Records]

King Tubby's sound meets Scientist. One of the dopest bass lines to hit the dub scene! 

The Dread Vault VII

CAPLETON - MURDER DEM (LaBenz Dubplate)  [Year Unknown]

Found this one inna Trojan Box Set. Word is that it is an unobtainable dub plate from LaBenz Sound.

The Dread Vault VI

TULLO T - TROJAN RAGGA BOX SET - MI AFRAID OF AIDS CARRIER (1980s?) [Trojan, 2004]

Heard this one on the Trojan Ragga Box Set. I'm assuming this came out in the 1980s during hey day of AIDS. An upbeat riddim with inherently dark lyrics. Any leads on this artist would be great! 

The Dread Vault V

BLACKBOARD JUNGLE DUB - LEE SCRATCH PERRY - (1973) [UPSETTER]

Produced and Directed by the UPSETTER. King Tubby is allegedly the un-credited Engineer. Possibly the most cohesive dub record to this day. Reggae music like you've never heard it before!

The Dread Vault IV

RANKING SLACKNESS - SLACKEST LP - Bathroom Sex (1979) [Techniques]

The pinnacle track by one of the crudest, rudest, slackest Dee Jays of all time. RANKING SLACKNESS aka PAPA ECHO aka GENERAL ECHO. RIP.