Anybody who has West Indian parents will be able to relate to the story behind this weeks podcast: During the holidays last month Marcus got the phone call that sends panic through the heart of any child that was raised in a Caribbean household: His parents would be downtown doing Christmas shopping tomorrow so they are going to stop by and visit their beloved son. All studio work for that day was now over and bringing his place up to the strict standards of his Guyanese mother was his top priority for the rest of the day.
As a grown man living in his own house the last thing Marcus needed
was for his mother to walk in and say to him: ” Oh lawd, mi neva raise
my son to be this dutty!… Crosses!!!”
so Marcus frantically cleaned every nook and cranny of his house in
anticipation of the inspection he knew his mother was going to perform
upon her arrival. Just so happens that under his bed, covered in dust
Marcus found this old UKG mixtape that he had put out in 2001 during
his residency with Sassa’le at Flirt sundays.
We listened to it and knew we had to put this out. Of course at
Channel One though we had to take it to the next level. So we gave the
tape to Freeza Chin to remaster in pro tools and then we called in the
voice of Channel One, Plain English, to host over top. End result?
This amazing mixtape of 2001 era UKG and 2 step featuring classics
from the likes of Wookie, DJ Zinc, Zed Bias, MJ Cole and more.
Marcus’s pain is all of our gain!