Rooftop Ranking is only days away and our sponsors Greensleeves Records have kindly given us a copy of their Reggae Gold 2012 compilation to give to one lucky winner. The Reggae Gold series is 20 years old this year and the anniversary edition includes 32 tracks across two cds. This double cd edition is a great mix of old and new cuts from some of the biggest names in dancehall – to preview of some of the tracks that are featured listen to our Rooftop Ranking mix below.
To celebrate the release of Reggae Gold 2012 and to get you all ready for Rooftop Ranking HDD Djs Kazabon and Hootie Who have recorded this mix featuring some of the biggest names in dancehall. Join us at Dalston Roof Park on July 21st for Shimmy Shimmy and Hipsters Don’t Dance present Rooftop Ranking.
All tracks featured on this mix are from the 20th anniversary edition of Reggae Gold 2012 available now from VP Greensleeves (available here).
This summer sees the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, and to celebrate we are holding a rooftop party featuring London DJs & MCs championing the Caribbean sound. This one-off, all-day party will take place on July 21st at Dalston Roof Park, an established roof venue unlike any other in the city, and will bring the outdoor summertime vibe that can only be matched by carnival. Rooftop Ranking is presented by two of London’s main promotion forces pushing dancehall, Hipsters Don’t Dance and Shimmy Shimmy. There will also be giveaways from the UK’s number one reggae label, Greensleeves to celebrate the release of their Reggae Gold 2012 compilation, alongside a BBQ helmed by the excellent Art of Dining.
£5 advance tickets are selling fast so make sure you buy one here. The capacity on the roof is limited so having an advance tickets will guarantee your spot on the roof and a giveaway from Greensleeves!
Every week the excellent So Shifty guys will bring you a performance that they deem #unf*ckwithable. You can give them suggestions on twitter just using that hashtag but ultimately they will decide. This week’s edition is from Busy Signal and his lament on the toils of life The Days. You should also check out his new Lp which is out on Greensleeves, a classic slice of reggae music from one of the most versatile artists in the game.