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We Look Back At The Many Versions Of The “Mad Mad Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist!


Happy Friday the 13th everyone! A lot of things are going on in the world, but music is one that stays constant. Today in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we look back at a Riddim that has many names and variations, the classic “Mad Mad Riddim“!

We first go back to the year 1967 with the release of Alton Ellis’Mad Mad Mad” which was produced by the late Sir “Coxsone” Dodd for Coxsone Records, and that one song’s production lead to plenty versions over the years. From the “Junjo” Lawes produced “Mad Mad Riddim” that gave us the classic “Diseases” by Michigan & Smiley and “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng” by Yellowman in the 1980s, to the infamous “Golden Hen Riddim” that gave us classics from Josey Wales, to Bobby Konders and Massive B’sPlatinum Hen Riddim” in 2011, to tracks that have sampled a version of the Riddim, this Playlist has it covered from familiar songs to rare cuts.

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We Look Back At Some “Bobby Digital” Dixon Productions In Our Throwback Playlist!


It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new Playlist. More importantly, a #13thStreetThrowback Playlist! On May 21, Jamaica lost one of its greatest Producers, Robert Dixon a.k.a. “Bobby Digital”. A man who conquered a unique style of production and is a founding father of the global Dancehall movement, Bobby Digital and his Digital B label blessed the likes of Shabba Ranks, Morgan Heritage, Buju Banton, Admiral Tibet, Sizzla, Bounty Killa, Beenie Man, Garnett Silk, and many others with the sounds that scored chart topping success, Grammy wins, and various certifications. Today, we pay homage to this great man with a new Throwback Playlist. From the 80s to the 90s and beyond, we give you some of the classics, and a few songs that sampled those classics. If you have a favourite on there, let us know! Walk good, Bobby Digital!

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We Look Back At @LenkyMarsden’s “Diwali Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Happy Friday everyone! While many of us are in the middle of Black Friday shopping all over the world, and our American friends are still sleepy after their Thanksgiving feasts, we thought we’d put a lil pep in your step. Bringing back our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist series, we go back to the year 2002 to check out the “Diwali Riddim“!

Produced by StevenLenkyMarsden and released through the 40/40 Label, the Riddim gave us plenty memorable tracks from the likes of General Degree, Wayne WonderBuju Banton, Danny English, and timeless hits like a track called “Get Busy” by Sean Paul (which was featured on a multiplatinum album), and a duo named Brick & Lace with the hit, “Love Is Wicked“. The Riddim has also been sampled by Tiwa Savage, Thutmose, Lumidee, and a certain Superstar by the name of Rihanna.

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We Look Back At @TonyCDKelly’s “Bookshelf Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, Dancehall Artist Konshens dropped a new single titled, “Bad Man“. Off his latest “BadMan vs Nice Guy” project, he recruited the classic “Bookshelf Riddim” for the track and gave listeners a dose of the Konz’ sound. Released in 1998, this was produced by legendary Producer Tony “CD” Kelly and released through his K-Licious label. The Riddim featured the hits, “Bookshelf” by Beenie Man, “Deport Them” by Sean Paul, and was sampled by the likes of Ape Drums, Khalia, and Sneakbo.

We’re highlighting the “Bookshelf Riddim” in the latest Playlist in our #13thStreetThrowback series! It’s time to learn a thing or few. Check it out below, and share with a friend. Show us some love/follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.

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We Look Back At The “Bam Bam Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, International Recording Artist Jason Derulo released his latest single, “Too Hot“. While Jason has a great run with the pop hits, a familiar sound can be heard throughout the track, and it was the 1993 Dancehall classic, “Murder She Wrote” by Chaka Demus & Pliers! Produced by Sly & Robbie for the Taxi Label, this song is Chaka Demus & Pliers’ signature track, and sampled another classic, the 1966 Toots & The Maytals’Bam Bam” which was produced by the late Byron Lee! Today, we’re gonna highlight the classic samples, songs that sampled them, and the many variations of the “Bam Bam Riddim” in our new “#13thStreetThrowbackPlaylist series! It’s time to learn something, and party away!

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We Look Back At Jeremy Harding’s “Playground Riddim” In Our Throwback Playlist Series!


Recently, UK Recording Artist Mahalia released her Burna Boy featured single, “Simmer. Today, we show respect to the sample. Going into Playlist Mode yet again, we look back at the “Playground Riddim” in our #13thStreetThrowback Playlist Series! The Riddim was released in 1997 and produced by Jeremy Harding for his 2 Hard Label. It birthed the classics “Nike Air” by Mr. Vegas, “Pet & Pamper” by Mad Cobra, “Infiltrate” by Sean Paul, and the mega hit, Who Am I” a.k.a. “Sim Simma by Beenie Man! The Riddim was also sampled by UK Artists Krept & Konan, US Rapper Bizzy Bone, and UK DJ/Producer Spooky Bizzle.

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