BOOM! The Groove Thief (that’s me!) *finally* releases a new proper 30-minute dub/reggae DJ mix in an effort to increase ear-satisfaction around the world.  Featuring big tracks covering roots to digital to funky/electro to deep bass, with plenty of Asian-influences, “The Groove Thief Meets Wu Xia For Dim Sum” criss-crosses the reggae stratosphere.
Wu Xia translates to “armed hero” - one who has apparently found himself venturing into the depths of Jamaican-influenced music.  Dim Sum, meanwhile, is delicious traditional Cantonese food.  I was fortunately able to meet the former for the latter, and this is what ensued:
Reggae classics include cuts from The Observers, Tapper Zukie, and my own mashup/remix of Mickey Simpson w/ a riddim from Fira.  The musical themes are all appropriate: Mungo’s Hi Fi and Pupajim examine social issues, Solo Banton and Stylo G get their brag on, Backbeat Soundsystem fuel the party, Lutan Fyah takes the law into his own hands, and Roots Manuva and Alpha Steppa investigate some low-end dub theory.  I found correlations between tracks that might not appear together in a live show but work well in a fine-tuned DJ mix.  A lot of late nights went into this, so I hope you enjoy it - and please share!
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Extra special thanks go to Alpha Steppa & Steppa Records for the *EXCLUSIVE* track, 7FT Soundsystem for the remix inspiration, Blend Mishkin for the mad promo, Mungo’s Hi Fi for apparently being unable to make a bad track, and for everyone who’s shown support on the interwebs - it really is appreciated.  Much respect.


FULL TRACKLISTING:
1. The Observers - Dubbing With The Observer
2. Tapper Zukie - Man Ah Warrior
3. 7FT Soundsystem - The Dub 9000 Riddim
4. Mungo’s Hi Fi - Boat People (feat. Pupajim)
5. Scotch Bonnet - Primeval (Raw)
6. Noiseshaper - This Is Not A Gunthing
7. Solo Banton - Kung Fu Master
8. Lutan Fyah - I Bun Police (Hip-Hop Version)
9. Backbeat Soundsystem - Old Friend Of Mine (Pimpsoul vs. Hong Kong Ping Pong Remix)
10. Stylo G / Blend Mishkin - Call Mi A Yardie (Mammy Hot Daddy Cool Remix)
11. Roots Manuva - Witness (One Hope) (Walworth Road Rockers Dub)
12. Alpha Steppa - Alpha Steppa Sound (feat. Flex Zagazzow) *EXCLUSIVE*
13. Alpha Steppa - Ruffa & Tuffa
14. Mickey Simpson - Don’t Cry (Live) 
15. Fira -  Hummer (Version)

BOOM! The Groove Thief (that’s me!) *finally* releases a new proper 30-minute dub/reggae DJ mix in an effort to increase ear-satisfaction around the world.  Featuring big tracks covering roots to digital to funky/electro to deep bass, with plenty of Asian-influences, “The Groove Thief Meets Wu Xia For Dim Sum” criss-crosses the reggae stratosphere.

Wu Xia translates to “armed hero” - one who has apparently found himself venturing into the depths of Jamaican-influenced music.  Dim Sum, meanwhile, is delicious traditional Cantonese food.  I was fortunately able to meet the former for the latter, and this is what ensued:

Reggae classics include cuts from The Observers, Tapper Zukie, and my own mashup/remix of Mickey Simpson w/ a riddim from Fira.  The musical themes are all appropriate: Mungo’s Hi Fi and Pupajim examine social issues, Solo Banton and Stylo G get their brag on, Backbeat Soundsystem fuel the party, Lutan Fyah takes the law into his own hands, and Roots Manuva and Alpha Steppa investigate some low-end dub theory.  I found correlations between tracks that might not appear together in a live show but work well in a fine-tuned DJ mix.  A lot of late nights went into this, so I hope you enjoy it - and please share!

DIRECT DOWNLOAD

Extra special thanks go to Alpha Steppa & Steppa Records for the *EXCLUSIVE* track, 7FT Soundsystem for the remix inspiration, Blend Mishkin for the mad promo, Mungo’s Hi Fi for apparently being unable to make a bad track, and for everyone who’s shown support on the interwebs - it really is appreciated.  Much respect.

FULL TRACKLISTING:

1. The Observers - Dubbing With The Observer

2. Tapper Zukie - Man Ah Warrior

3. 7FT Soundsystem - The Dub 9000 Riddim

4. Mungo’s Hi Fi - Boat People (feat. Pupajim)

5. Scotch Bonnet - Primeval (Raw)

6. Noiseshaper - This Is Not A Gunthing

7. Solo Banton - Kung Fu Master

8. Lutan Fyah - I Bun Police (Hip-Hop Version)

9. Backbeat Soundsystem - Old Friend Of Mine (Pimpsoul vs. Hong Kong Ping Pong Remix)

10. Stylo G / Blend Mishkin - Call Mi A Yardie (Mammy Hot Daddy Cool Remix)

11. Roots Manuva - Witness (One Hope) (Walworth Road Rockers Dub)

12. Alpha Steppa - Alpha Steppa Sound (feat. Flex Zagazzow) *EXCLUSIVE*

13. Alpha Steppa - Ruffa & Tuffa

14. Mickey Simpson - Don’t Cry (Live) 

15. Fira -  Hummer (Version)