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!