Diplo, often called an “experimentalist music producer and remix mastermind,” has teamed up with Greensleeves Records to re-release some of reggae’s greatest classics on Riddimentary–Diplo Selects Greensleeves. According to the Caribbean New Yorker, Diplo places his imprint on reggae’s legacy, conveying a “retro flavor and historical context” to the selections.
Caribbean New Yorker writes: “Known for his electronic dub musical styling and as one-half of world renowned production team Major Lazer, Thomas Wesley Pentz aka Diplo lends his eclectic ear and considerable talents as a reggae selector to Riddimentary. The continuous blended mix covers over 20 years of revolutionary Jamaican and UK hits from the top producers in dub, reggae and dancehall from the 1980s and 1990s.”
The tracks included in Riddimentary are “Who Is the Ruler” (Alpha & Omega Mocking Bird); “Jaqueline” (Hugh Mundell); “Joker Smoker” (Triston Palma); “Police in Helicopter” (John Holt); “Eventide Fire a Disaster” (Barrington Levy & General Echo); “ Satta Amassa Gana Version” (Joe Gibbs); “Fattie Boom Boom” (Rankin Dread); “Anarexol” (Eek-A-Mouse); “Gunshot Mek Daughter Drop” (Lone Ranger); “Sweet Sweet Matilda” (Clint Eastwood & General Saint); “Interface” Prince Jammy; “Night Nurse” (Gregory Isaacs); “Telephone Love” (J.C. Lodge); “Water Pumping” (Johnny Osbourne); and “ Survival” (Prince Far I).
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