Ahead of next Friday’s Night of the Living Dread, we asked NOTLD main-man Mikey DON to share some of his favourites tracks with us.
Take a look below:
Jallanzo – Reggae Rockin Tonight
An absolute modern day underground classic that I have been playing for over five years & made my anthem by my artist out of Portmore, Jamaica. Absolute KILLER tune!!
The title track from their latest LP produced by wicked UK duo Don Chandler & Seani B. Absolute MONSTER track!!
Dalton Harris – I’m Dumb
Artist for the future & Jamaica’s latest artist tipped to break into stardom following in the footsteps of Romain Virgo. Produced by legendary Jamaican producer Donavon Germaine (Beres Hammond/Buju Banton/Queen Ifrica/etc…). BIIIIG tune!!
A brilliantly written song laid down on a reworking of Little Lenny’s ‘Gun Inna Baggy’ riddim that is having the dancehall fraternity up in arms because a number of people think that Busy is dissing Vybz Kartel, when in fact it is the opposite. WICKED tune!!
This tune epitomises what roots reggae music is all about. A message of living in unity no matter what colour, race or creed produced by Jah Thomas.
This track is simply a dancehall classic which never fails to rock the spot released in 1988 on the Techniques Record Label owned by Winston Riley (RIP).
Capleton smashes it on this riddim. Do I need to say anymore?? Attack dem with the righteous…
Jamaica’s man of the moment teams up with UK’s dancehall sensation in a comical lyrical clash about which one of them the women would prefer to have in their life. Dancefloor filler.
Barrington Levy – Murderer
One of the sweetest voices in reggae music comes with an absolute 80’s classic produced by Jah Life over the classic rework of Clement Dodd’s ‘Hot Milk’ Studio 1 riddim.
Germany’s Silly Walks stable comes up again with the goods and this collaboration with Jamaica’s Chronixx is a modern dancefloor hit. This riddim also features Dalton Harris, Shaggy and Ras Demo amongst others on this heavy riddim. Get familiar!!
Night of the Living Dread, featuring Band on the Wall’s go to reggae selector Mikey D.O.N and special guest DJ Serocee returns to Band on the Wall on Friday 5th June. We caught up with Mikey D.O.N to get a selection of some of his favourite reggae tunes ahead of the night. Check out the playlist on Spotify here.