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DJ Tomas presents... RISING: Modern Roots 2014 – Part 1
May 26, 2014 05:14 PM PDT
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DJ Tomas SF of Umoja Hi-Fi Soundsystem presents...
RISING – 90 minutes of modern roots reggae and riddims. Enjoy!

Artist – Song – Album
Mavado – Soliders
Lutan Fyah – Nuh Cross Mi Line – Jamrock Riddim
Ibo Fire – Hungry Days – Jamrock Riddim
Vociemail – Dem Nuh Real – Jamrock Riddim
Midnite – This World Happened – JAH Warriah Riddim
Jah Mali – How U Ago Manage – JAH Warriah Riddim
Jahdan Blakkamoore & Pressure – Cycles Of Life – JAH Warriah Riddim
Mikey General – Word Sound & Power – Hailelujah Song
Gregory Isaacs – Tune In
Shaggy – Like Never Before feat. Cocoa Tea & Joe – Out of Many, One Music
Errol Dunkley – Umoja HiFi Dubplate – [Dubplate]
Positive Young Lion feat. Capleton – Peace – Rise Up Riddim
Queen Omega – Blessed – Rise Up Riddim
Prince Malachi – Give Thanks – Rise Up Riddim
Oneness Band – Rise Up Version – Rise Up Riddim
Freddie McGregor – Rainbow Country – Rainbow Country Riddim
Tenna Star – Let them be free – Rainbow Country Riddim
Tarrus Riley – Dem A Watch (Wanna See Us Break Up) – Love Situation
Jah Cure – Wake Up
Lutan Fyah Ft. Chronixx – Cyaaan Do We Nothing
Midnite – When JAH Arise feat. Lutan Fyah – Beauty for Ashes
Smif n Wessun feat. Jr. Reid – Solid Ground (Instrumental)
Smif n Wessun feat. Jr. Reid – Solid Ground
Zagga – Attitude Of Gratitude – Zion Train Riddim
Tarrus Riley – Liv Up – Zion Train Riddim
Zion Train Riddim – Zion Train Riddim – Zion Train Riddim
Puff Puff instrumental – Puff Puff Riddim
Iba Mahr – So Many Things To Say – Puff Puff Riddim
Collieman – Never Give Up – Puff Puff Riddim
Gappy Ranks – Stand Up – Puff Puff Riddim
Tristan Palma – Africa For Africans – Puff Puff Riddim
Jahdan Blakkamoore & Kabaka Pyramid – For the Children –
Jahdan Blakkamoore & Kabaka Pyramid –I Grade Dub
Jah Bouks – Angola
Jesse Royal – Preying on the Weak – Militancy Riddim
Dre Island – Uptown Down – Militancy Riddim
Jah Cure – Territory – Militancy Riddim
Kabaka Pyramid – The Revival – Militancy Riddim
Militancy Riddim – Militancy Dub Mix – Militancy Riddim

DJTomasSF presents: MOTION
November 23, 2013 11:20 PM PST
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DJ Tomas presents… MOTION: New Bass, House & Bruk Beats

A 75 mix mix of new bass, broken beats, underground garage house and other interesting recent tracks. Mixed one take stylee using Serato on 11/23/13. Enjoy! See links and contact below. *Special thanks to the artists, PR, magazines and labels who got me music, especially Keysound, Gamal Backspin, Tailored Communications, XLR8R, Co-Sign, Score Press, Ninja Tune, Civil Music and too many others. 

Artist – Track  Name

Sweatson Klank – Chasing You

Lewis Badwan – A Perfect Yellow

Ore – Rise (Jon Convex Remix)

Broodlings – Champagne

Force/Emerge – Valo

Nautiluss – Zero Gravity

Hynrid Theory – Mind Games

Sepalcure – All You've Got To Lose

Dauwd – And

Hackman and Klic – Do Right

Jono McCleery – Ballade (Djrum Remix)

Lorca Giant – Stars

Yolanda Be Cool – To Be Alone (Urulu's Don't Let Me Down Remix)

George FitzGerald – Silhouette

Eiphino – Devoted 

Etch – Hybrid

Special Request – Ride VIP

Rhythm Riders – Come with the Love (Toronto Is Broken Remix) 

Machinedrum – Gunshotta (AMIT's Thug Dub Remix)

Roommate – Chezidek–The Place (Fleck Remix)

Overcast Radio – Luton

Om Unit – Prawn Cocktail (Salva Remix)

Om Unit – Shine Your Light

Twitter: @DJTomasSF, Facebook: DJTomasSF, Web: umojahifi.blogspot.com

Label: voltagemusic.com, Sound: soundcloud/voltagemusic

Deeper Roots Vol. 1
December 31, 2012 10:57 PM PST
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DJ Tomas presents: Deeper Roots Vol. 1
Rare '70s and '80s Reggae and Dub

Dr. Pablo & the Cry Tuff All-Stars – African Melody
Rod Taylor – No One Can Tell I About Jah Jah + Dub Version
Earl Cunningham – African Man (Extended Dub Mix)
Wailing Souls – Kingdom Rise + Kingdom Dub
Enos McLeod – Tel Aviv (12" Mix)
Knowledge – Borrowed Time
Charlie Chaplin – Chaplin Chant
Barry Brown – Lead Us Jah + Lead Us Dub
Arena –Knatt Up Them Head
Devon Irons – When Jah Come
The Rebel Force – Mix Gone
Roman Stewart – Never Too Young To Learn
King Tubby – Mitchville Rock Dub
Little Roy – Leaving Rome + 10" Dub Version
Bunny Lie Lie – Love Me A Deal With
Al Campbell – Jah Love
General Lee & Trinity – Jah A Me Right Hand Man
+ King Tubby's Special Dub Version
Freddy McKay – Another Weekend Dub
Earl 16 – Reggae Sound
Mikey Dread – Dubservation
Horace Andy – Zion Gate
Barry Brown – Concentration
Leroy Smart – No Love
King Tubby – No Love Version

DJs statement: This was a special mix that I've been planning for a while. Countless tracks have been added and subtracted in the process of choosing a final line up. Needless to say, this is only Volume 1, and further installments will be coming forth soon. The material presented here reflects a sound I'm calling deeper roots, a style of heavily rasta-influenced traditional roots reggae and dub music played presently by sound men like the UK's Jah Shaka, and in the past by Channel One, Fatman, and of course on Jamaican producer King Tubby's Hometown Hi-Fi. The songs take the form of declarations of rights, and statements about rasta livity. Take for instance Rod Taylor's two entries, "No One Can Tell I About Jah," and "Leaving Rome," both of which are heartfelt presentations of his spiritual point of view. The Lee Perry-produced cut by Devon Irons is also forthright in it's dread declaration about what awaits the wicked "When Jah Come." Knowledge echo these "last days" sentiments on "Borrowed Time" (featuring a great Charlie Chaplin DJ cut on the flipside), while Horace Andy reflects that he doesn't want to be left outside when "Zion Gate" closes. Daily strife is covered vividly on Enps McLeod's "Tel Aviv," where he recounts a bloody street war between two downtown Kingston factions. This mix was done all from vinyl records with a few sound effects added later. I hope you enjoy this installment and check back for future sets soon. – DJ Tomas SF / Umoja Hi-Fi Soundstation

DJ Tomas SF Presents: Umoja 20 Mix – From Rocksteady to Rub-A-Dub
August 27, 2012 09:56 PM PDT
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In honor of Umoja Hi-Fi's 20-year anniversary event in LA, Friday August 31 at NOLAS (visit umojahifi.blogspot.com for more info) I present this mix of rocksteady, rub-a-dub and modern reggae tunes.

DJ Tomas SF presents Rocksteady to Rub-A-Dub Mix
1. Melodians – Swing and Dine
2. The Cables – Baby Why
3. Hemsley Morris – Little Things
4. Derrick Morgan – Want More
5. Derick Harriot – Have You Seen Her
6. The Heptones – Party Time
7. Johnny Osbourne – Rub-A-Dub Party
8. Hopeton Lewis – Rockashocka
9. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Nice Time
10. Slim Smith – Rougher Yet
11. Lone Ranger – Love Bump
12. Lloy Robinson – Can't Stand It
12. Alton Ellis – I'm Just A Guy
13. Sugar Minott – Vanity
14. Jimmy London – I'm You Puppet
15. Zap Pow – This Is Reggae
16. Anthony Johnson, Little John, Don Carlos – Roll River Jordan
17. Jr. Reid – Concrete Castle King (Dub)
18. Dennis Brown – I Can't Stand It
19. Sister Nancy – Transport Connection
20. Delton Screechie – Get Up Stand Up
21. Ranking Devon – All Nation Have To Bow
22. Brigadier Jerry – Jamaica Jamaica
23. Johnny Osbourne – Water Pumping
24. Nicodemus – Bubble Nicodemus
25. Everton Blender – World Destrution
26. Anthony B – One Thing
27. Sanchez – Chronic
28. Sanchez – if I Ever Fall In Love
27. Tony Curtis & Jigsy King – My Sound A Murder
28. Bounty Killer – Roots, Reality & Culture

Love For Earth Volume 2: Indian Summer Jazz: Sunrise Side
October 01, 2011 08:42 PM PDT
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Here's the second part of the Indian Summer Jazz mixtape. See previous installment for full description.

Tracklisting For Sunrise Side:

Cool breeze – Charlie Don't Surf
F.R.I.S.K. – Look Into Your Soul
Portishead – Sour Times (Remix)
Sam Sever – Tonight
Up, Bustle & Out – Contraband
Heights of Abraham – Scenic Vibes
Prunes – Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door
Tosca – Chocolate Elvis
Babyrock – The Crunch
9 Lazy 9 – Train (Remix)
Tee & Syrup – Straight and Narrow
Deadbeats – Hum Drum
Solid Doctor – Loosing Patients Vol 3

Love For Earth Volume 2: Indian Summer Jazz: Sunset Side
October 01, 2011 08:05 PM PDT
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Welcome to another installment of the DJ Tomas Early Mix Series.

After about 15 years of promises and procrastination I've finally been able to digitize this mixtape. "Love For Earth Volume 2: Indian Summer Jazz" was one of my most popular mixes, or so I've been told over the years. Interestingly it ended up in a lot car tapedecks in Los Angeles and elsewhere and probably soundtracked number of comedown drives from desert raves. The title references California's extended late summer and early fall bouts with bucolic weather.

Musically it represents a peak in the trip-hop/downtempo electronic period in the mid-90s when nary a week passed without a clutch new of must-have singles being released from labels like Mo'Wax, Ninja Tune, Cup of Tea, Talking Loud and dozens of smaller imprints.

This mix was definitely enjoyable to do and to hear the reaction it produced. I'm happy to offer it again after all these years. One caveat: this is a direct cassette-to-digital transfer, without any mastering (I'm lazy), so the sound is accordingly lo-fi. Song-wise, though, it's pretty stellar!

Cover design by Guy from Funk Pistol, Hawaii.

Tracklisting For Sunset Side:

Funki Porcini – Softest Thing
DJ Vadim – Pimp Theme
The Angel – Step Into The Light,
8-Up – VBVP
Tactica – Forcast Mauvais
Towa Tei – Technova
Bomb The Bass – One To One Religion
Law One – Better Get Ready
Crustation – From Now Till Never
Brooklyn Funk Essentials – The Creator Has A Master Plan
Slowly – Black and White,
Jhelisa – Friendly Pressure

Love For Earth Volume 1: Part Two: Solid
October 01, 2011 06:53 PM PDT
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Welcome to the DJ Tomas Early Mix Series. Here's part 2 of Love For Earth Volume 1. This mix focuses on downtempo and trip-hop releases from 1992-1995. See Part One for full description.

Love For Earth Volume 1: Part One: Liquid
October 01, 2011 06:18 PM PDT
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Welcome to the DJ Tomas Early Mix series, a digitized archive of early DJ mixes recorded between 1994 and 2000 and duplicated on cassette tapes.

In 1995 I was living in a studio apartment on South Cloverdale Street near West 6th St. in mid-town Los Angeles. I had two Techniques decks set up on milk crates, an archaic handed-down Numark mixer and a cassette deck. It was on this set up that I recorded my first formal mixtape, live in one take to cassette, tape hiss and all.

The original tape copy was brought to Smitty, a rave music tape duplicator based in San Fernando Valley, who I paid to press up around 200 copies.

At the time I was DJing with Jun from Umoja Hi-Fi at Nova Express (opened '93, closed '08) on Fairfax Blvd, a late-night coffee & pizza cafe. Our night was called Goa Dub, one of the first club nights to feature ambient, trip-hop, dub and downtempo music in an all-ages after-hours space (most weeks we DJed till 4 a.m.).

The music on this mix represents the tracks and moods of that time. I no longer have the complete track listing but some artists I recognize include Mad Professor, DJ Shadow, Manaseh, A Guy Called Gerald, Funki Porcini, Fila Brazillia, Edge Test, Sub-Surfing, Bandulu, Biosphere and others.

Part One: Liquid focuses on ambient electronic sounds, beat-less soundscapes and some dubby techno.

Part Two: Solid is downtempo and trip-hop beats.

Cover design by Guy from Funk Pistol, Hawaii.


Roots & Reality Mix
April 10, 2011 02:27 PM PDT
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Umoja Hi-Fi presents...DJ Tomas: Roots & Reality mix.

90 minutes of new conscious one-drop reggae music.

DJ Tomas: Roots & Reality Mix Tracklisting
Cali P – Herbist – Gorilla Riddim
Mr Williamz & Franz Job – Viva Marijuana–Gorilla Riddim
Chucki Starr – Locked Away Gorilla Riddim
Macka B – Our Music– Gorilla Riddim
Da Grynch – Our Dub Gorilla Riddim –
Stephen Marley Ft. Damian Marley & Buju Banton Jah Army Jah Army Riddim
Jah Army (Instrumental) – Jah Army Riddim
Mr. Diamond – Be Carefull – Protection Riddim
Lutan Fyah – It Does a Matter – Protection Riddim
Konshens – War Straight – Protection Riddim
YT – Inna Jamaica – Protection Riddim
Step By Step Instrumental –Step By Step Riddim
Lion Fiyah – Divinity Within –Step By Step Riddim
Anthony B – Wonderful World – Step By Step Riddim
Step By Step Instrumental –Step By Step Riddim
Spragga Benz feat. Marcia Griffths – No Way No How (Main) Shotta Culture
Ginjah – Dem Talking – Dem Talking Riddim
Norris Man – Inna Time Like This – Dem Talking Riddim
Chezidek – Cyaan Cut Me Ganja – Dem Talking Riddim
Brusco & I-Octane – Nuh Care – Mama Africa Riddim
Khari Kill & Lion D + – Strength – Mama Africa Riddim
Million Stylez –Jah is Worthy –Mama Africa Riddim
Hustlin' Instrumental – Hustlin' Riddim
Peetah Morgan – Di Government – Hustlin' Riddim
Konshens – The Way Life Goes – Hustlin' Riddim
J-Boog – Coldest Zone – Hustlin' Riddim
Hustlin' Instrumental Hustlin' Riddim Hustlin' Version
Anthony Cruz – Who Dem The Camel Riddim
Pad Anthony – Life is A Treasure – The Camel Riddim
Zareb – Fyah Red – The Camel Riddim
DJ Pensativo – Baldhead Instrumental – Baldhead Riddim
Al Pancho Dem Fightin – Baldhead Riddim
Jah Fabio & Dada Yute – Pagans Baldhead Riddim
Jahknight Revolution time Baldhead Riddim
DJ Pensativo – Baldhead Instrumental – Baldhead Riddim
Pressure – Jah Love – Message Riddim
Million Stylez Brighter Days – Message Riddim
CeCile – Rise Up – Message Riddim
Anthony B – Sing To Me
Katalyst – Day Into Night feat. Stephanie McKay
Irie Ites – Billie Jean Riddim (Hip Hop Mix) – Billie Jean Riddim
Daddy Rings – Ganja Pipe (Hip Hop Mix) – Billie Jean Riddim
Spectacular – Born In the Ghetto (Hip Hop Mix) – Billie Jean Riddim
Lutan Fyah – I Bun Police (Hip Hop Mix) – Billie Jean Riddim
Ificial Riddim – Ifficial Instrumental Version – Ificial Riddim
Monsoon - Jah – Ificial Riddim
Kali Blaxx – Nah Trust Dem – Ificial Riddim
Ificial Riddim –Instrumental Version – Ificial Riddim
Cali P. – The Champion – Strange Things Riddim
Pressure – Ina Dancehall – Strange Things Riddim
Flex Remix In the Clash Tonight –Strange Things Riddim

DJ Tomas Presents: The Reggae Buzz Mix April 2010
April 05, 2010 11:01 PM PDT
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DJ Tomas: The Reggae Buzz Mix April 2010 (Part 1)

DJ Tomas from Umoja Hi-Fi presents a 90 minute mix of new singles and recent riddims inna jugglin' stylee. Big Respects and shouts to my crew Umoja Hi-Fi International (Daz, CoknI O'Dire, Jun, Culture D, Destroyer, Stevie G and B-Love), thanks to MC ZULU and G-Whizz for the drops, big respects to all the labels and reggae promotions ites, 21st Productions, Rude Gal, Soul of the Lion, Truckback, Reggae Russ, LaFamilie, Pressure Sounds UK,VP/Greensleeves, Nathaniel Watkins, Shanty Vibes, Boardhouse,Reggae Roast, Umerah, Redbud Records, DeeCee, Irish & Chin, Pierce Stacy, Robert Rankin, Spliff Skankin, Massive Sounds, XLR8R Magazine Crew, Lud Dub, Katya, Big Up Magazine and alla dem supporting DJ Tomas and Umoja Sound.

MC ZULU – The Buzz Mix!
G Whiz – Umoja Hi-Fi Drop
Monsoon – As Salaam Alekum Mama Africa (Slabash)
Alborosie – Global War (Greensleeves)
Rockers Roots – Blessed By Music (LaFamille)
John John – Zion Gate Instrumental (Zion Gate Riddim)
Sanchez – Mad Love For You (Zion Gate Riddim)
Tarrus Riley – Sweet Jamaica (Zion Gate Riddim)
Alborosie – Rudie Dont Fear (Zion Gate Riddim)
Delly Ranks – Ice Cream Love Ft. Johnny Osbourne
Courtney John – Have You Seen Her (Soon Forward Riddim)
Etana – Heart Broken (VP)
Maestro Riddim Instrumental (Weedy G)
Donovan Levy – Ghetto Youth (Maestro Riddim) (Weedy G)
Blakkice Ft Faya Saga – Strictly Sensimilla (Maestro Riddim) (Weedy G)
Anthony B – Pressure (Maestro Riddim) (Weedy G)
Raw Moon Prods – Focus Riddim Instrumental (Digital Link)
Freddie Mcgregor – Struggle (Focus Riddim) (Digital Link)
Anthony Cruz – A Wha Dis (Focus Riddim) (Digital Link)
Fragga Ranks – Focus (Focus Riddim) (Digital Link)
Sugar Minott – Take It Slow (Binghi Riddim) (Twilight Circus)
Michael Rose – A Little Bit More (Binghi Riddim) (Twilight Circus)
Daddy Shark – Earth Foundation (Binghi Riddim) (Twilight Circus)
Chezidek – Right Time (Proverbs Riddim) (Lustre Kings)
Chrisinti – Same Hands (Proverbs Riddim) (Lustre Kings)
Lutan Fyah – Slow To Anger (Proverbs Riddim) (Lustre Kings)
Nahswitch – Marijuana (Yard Intl)
Oliver Smoothe – Read Your Mind (VP)
Rosey – Love (Bost & Bim Dub) (Quango)
Rosey – Love (Bost & Bim Remix) Quango)
Leftside – Welcome To JA Instrumental (The Official Riddim) (Keep Left)
Syon – Lonely (The Official Riddim) (Keep Left)
Makeida – Informer (The Official Riddim) (Keep Left)
Leftside Feat Lloyd – Parks Welcome To JA (The Official Riddim) (Keep Left)
Konshens –All About You (Stronga Riddim) (Liv Up)
Mr. Vegas And Daville – Enemies (Stronga Riddim) (Liv Up)
Anthony B – Goodlife (Stronga Riddim) (Liv Up)
Mini G Feat Mr Easy – Summertime (Real Rock Riddim)
Sound Dimension – Real Rock
Tarrus Riley – Young Hearts (VP)
The Hempolics – Serious Dub (Reggae Roast)
The Hempolics – Serious (Reggae Roast)
Gappy Ranks – Butterfiles (Johnny Too Bad Riddim) (Greensleeves)
John John – Water Pumpin Instrumental (Water Pumpin Riddim)
Sanchez – Trust In Me (Water Pumpin Riddim)
Gentleman – Good Old Days (Water Pumpin Riddim)
Johnny Osbourne – Water Pumping (Water Pumpin Riddim)
Aswad – Riddim Medley – Water Pumping (Water Pumpin Riddim)

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