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Blogariddims, DJ Mix Series and Podcast

Posted 2019-06-12. Permalink. Tagged 2000s, dj mix, drum & bass, dub, dubstep, idm, music, reggae, uk garage, website.

I was thinking I don't write enough, so here's a little something about what is probably my favorite series of DJ mixes.

Quoting Droid from the Blogariddims Top 50 post, who puts it better than I could:

For those that don't know, Blogariddims is a fortnightly inter-blog podcast which was started in June 2006, with the aim of showcasing the high level and variety of selecting, mixing and writing talent in the small corner of the music blogosphere inhabited by nuumskulls, faded-junglists, genre-nerds and bass addicts of every stripe.

I love Blogariddims. The combination of stellar music selection, top mixing, and track-by-track analysis is fantastic. The enthusiasm, too - you can hear the affection for each track, and read that same affection in the show notes.

Most influential on me are the dubstep and electronica mixes. Several of these DJs were in the right place at the right time to observe the creative explosion of dubstep, and were bold enough to link it with some of its less obvious influences. I'm thinking specifically of number 49, Dubtronics.

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The series concluded in October 2008 with #50, Terminus. Two years and 50 great episodes. The complete index of mixes can be found at the Blogariddims Top 50 post on weareie.com. Here are my picks, a short list of the entries I often return to:

I strongly recommend these mixes. And make sure to read the blog posts that come with them; they're consistently informative and well written. MTT is, in many ways, my attempt to emulate Blogariddims and the Blogamuffins.


MTT No. 022 / In The Garden

Posted 2017-07-28. Permalink. Tagged anonradio, dj mix, dub, movement through thought, music, radio, reggae.

MTT022 Spectrogram

Dub & Reggae for a tired summer night. Right-click save-as here or on the spectrogram above to download the mix from aNONradio's archives.

This show (like most of MTT Year 1) is no longer available for download here. Get in touch with me at the email address listed at the top of this page if you want a copy of it.

This post was updated on 2020/10/05.

  1. Scientist / Seconds Away
  2. Burnt Friedman & The Nu Dub Players / Just Landed
  3. Dub Syndicate / Hi-Fi Gets A Pounding Pt. 3
  4. Augustus Pablo / Stop Them Jah
  5. Linton Kwesi Johnson / Shocking Dub
  6. Junior Murvin / Police & Thieves
  7. The Upsetters / Grumblin' Dub
  8. Junior Murvin / Bad Weed
  9. Bullwackies All Stars / Bullwackies Revenge
  10. Augustus Pablo / Say So
  11. Mad Professor & Joe Ariwa ft. Horace Andy / Truth & Dub
  12. Scientist / 911
  13. Linton Kwesi Johnson / Reality Dub
  14. Augustus Pablo / Skanking Dub
  15. Bullwackies All Stars / Dubbing Around
  16. Dub Syndicate / Gather At The River
  17. Max Romeo / One Step Forward

This week I discovered that I own less dub than I thought. Which is why few albums are featured here.

I'll highlight two albums this week: Dub Syndicate's excellent Pounding System, and Linton Kwesi Johnson's LKJ In Dub. Pounding System has been a favorite of mine for years. Beautifully spacey stuff. LKJ In Dub is one I found recently, through the BBC Four documentary Reggae Britannia (parts of which can be found on youtube).

Time to space out.