Diplo Readies Reggae Compilation Album
Here’s an inspired idea: A label with a vault full of classics teams up with a superstar DJ who knows just how these songs work and what to do with them. XLR8R reports that the reggae giant VP will release Riddimentary: Diplo Selects Greensleeves, a compilation curated and blended by Diplo. According to XLR8R, it will be released on February 8.
Greensleeves, a reggae label that’s released an insane number of great tracks over the past few decades, always evolving to keep pace with an ever-changing genre. (This 2007 label best-of works as a pocket history of the last 30 or so years of reggae.) On Riddimentary, Diplo raids the label’s back catalog, mixing tracks from artists like Gregory Isaacs, Barrington Levy, Prince Jammy, and Eek-A-Mouse.
Check out the tracklist below.
Riddimentary: Diplo Selects Greensleeves:
01 Alpha & Omega: “Who Is the Ruler”
02 Hugh Mundell: “Jaqueline”
03 Triston Palma: “Joker Smoker”
04 John Holt: “Police in Helicopter”
05 Barrington Levy & General Echo: “Eventide Fire a Disaster”
06 Joe Gibbs: “Satta Amassa Gana Version”
07 Rankin Dread: “Fattie Boom Boom”
08 Eek-a-Mouse: “Anarexol”
09 Lone Ranger: “Gunshot Mek Daughter Drop”
10 Clint Eastwood & General Saint: “Sweet Sweet Matilda”
11 Prince Jammy: “Interface”
12 Gregory Isaacs: “Night Nurse”
13 J.C. Lodge: “Telephone Love”
14 Johnny Osbourne: “Water Pumping”
15 Prince Far I: “Survival”