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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: Unity Of Opposites

BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: Unity Of OppositesRating: ★★★★★ Nailed that dope reggae roots sound and not sure what to do next? Why not combine Jamaican riddims with the traditional sound of the Mediterranaean? That’s pretty much what Blend Mishkin and Roots Evolution have done on their latest LP, Unity Of Opposites which, (as the name implies) is well aware of its disparate influences
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BLEND MISHKIN feat. DUB PISTOLS & MC DANK MEME: Mad One

BLEND MISHKIN feat. DUB PISTOLS & MC DANK MEME:  Mad OneSo the third single from Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution’s forthcoming Unity Of Opposites album is Mad One featuring Dub Pistols and MC Dank Meme. Now while the words ‘mad one’ might conjure early 90s Manchester and pilled-up types in super baggy pastel-coloured clothing, rest assured that this is resolutely dubby reggae drenched in brass with Eastern Mediterranean
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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: The Crossing + Video

BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: The CrossingBlend Mishkin & Roots Evolution continue their distinctive development (or indeed, evolution) of the roots reggae sound with new single The Crossing featuring the ethereal vocal talents of Zoe Prokopiou and the kanun playing of soloist Panos Dimitrakopoulos. Kanun? Yep – that’ll be a stringed instrument with its origins in ancient Assyrian culture, fact fans – and its inclusion
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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION feat. BnC: Egyptian Love

BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION feat. BnC:  Egyptian LoveRating: ★★★★★ Prepare yourself for a slice of reggae exotica on the aptly-named Egyptian Love, the new one from Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution with longtime vocal collaborator BnC. It’s the first single to be lifted from forthcoming Blend Mishkin LP, Unity Of Opposites and takes a sinuous musical path that satisfyingly entangles Arabic melodies in a Jamaican riddim in a gloriously
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TIPPA IRIE & BLEND MISHKIN: Active

TIPPA IRIE & BLEND MISHKIN: ActiveNew rootsy business has just arrived from producer Blend Mishkin and reggae vocal veteran Tippa Irie in the shape of new single Active. Active? What’s that all about then? Unsurprisingly, it turns out to be a call to get busy – ironic perhaps, given the lockdown status currently affecting most of the world. Then again maybe not. There’s plenty to be doing – as Irie puts it –
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BLEND MISHKIN feat. AFRICAN SIMBA: Love Cup (2016)

love-cup-blend-mishkin-african-simbaRating: ★★★★★ Love Cup? Sounds a bit rude. And you’ll no doubt be unsurprised to learn that the reliably smutty urbandictionary.com certainly offers a number of definitions you wouldn’t bring up in conversation with your grandparents. The only definition you need to be interested in however is the fat boom-bap dancehall crossover that Blend Mishkin made with African Simba five odd years ago – a.k.a. this one. So if you
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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION feat. SKARRA MUCCI & MANDINKA WARRIOR: Original (2016)

Original Blend Mishkin Roots RevolutionLooks like it’s a reggae kind of day then as Blend Mishkin gets all inna reggae dancehall stylee with live band Roots Evolution, Jamaican vocalist MC Skarra Mucci and African vocalist Mandinka Warrior for – er – Original. That’ll be one of the most popular tracks off 2015’s Survival Of The Fittest LP then – a stripped-back slab of dubby dancehall reggae. Remixes come from Liondub and
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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION feat. GAPPY RANKS: Hol Dem (2015)

Hol Dem Gappy Ranks Blend MishkinBlend Mishkin & Roots Evolution‘s recent Survival Of The Fittest LP was an exercise in contemporary reggae excellence featuring an array of talented vocalists. One such track was the Gappy Ranks-featuring Hol Dem – which finds all concerned on a mellow rootsy vibe as Ranks delivers a surprisingly heartfelt call for the ranks of the righteous to stand firm in the face of
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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: Survival Of The Fittest (2015)

Survival Fittest Blend MishkinRating: ★★★★★ More reggae excellence from the Nice Up! Records label here as Blend Mishkin releases his new album backed by six-piece band Roots Evolution. Survival Of The Fittest also finds the Athenian producer (and head of the Cast-A-Blast label) teaming up with a veritable army of vocalists on all but two of the eleven tracks contained therein – an army that includes Gappy
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BLEND MISHKIN: Red Eye Riddim (2014)

Red Eye Riddim Blend MishkinWhat do you know? There’s a bit more sunshine around and here’s a bit more reggae in the shape of Blend Mishkin and his forthcoming Red Eye Riddim pack. That’ll be one resoundingly uplifting riddim then and no fewer than six versions from: Gappy Ranks, Lady Ann, Dark Angel, Clinton Sly, Mandinka Warrior and Redwan. With titles like Good Sensi, Boom Draw, Sensi and Herbsman
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