Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Lotek Hi-Fi / Mixed Blessings
Album:Mixed Blessings Collection:Reggae
Artist:Lotek Hi-Fi Added:04/2006
Label:Big Dada 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-04-09 Pull Date:2006-06-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:4 Jun28 May14 May7 May30 Apr23 Apr16 Apr
Airplays:2121312

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 01 Sep 14:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour
4.Thu, 22 Mar 12:Ayshbot and Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour
2.Thu, 15 Nov 12:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour
5.Mon, 05 Sep 11:Farmer Flap-Jack
Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
3.Sat, 23 Jun 12:Sadie O.
New World Disorder
6.Sat, 09 Jul 11:Sadie O.
New World Disorder

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-04-05 
Lotek Hi-Fi – Mixed Blessings (Ninja Tune)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/5/06
British reggae/hiphop trio with creative production and several styles of toasting/rapping. AT LEAST AS MUCH HIP HOP AS REGGAE. Close associates of Roots Manuva. One of the toasters has a VERY deep voice, which adds enormously to the overall mix.
Several minor FCCs – I’m going to make a clean copy, because this is really good shit. I like 4, 5, and 13 best.
1. **4:38 spoken intro, slightly downtempo skank-dub with really fun vocals. Minimalist, sometimes riddim seems to go askew. Great sound, though.
2. *3:02 tune-up intro, midtempo halting hip hop riddim, Sandra Melody raps in addition to the guys.
3. 1:55 Midtempo bubble dub with nice singing.
4. ***3:52 great midtempo dance syncopation with toasting and melodica. Oh, this is fun! Oh dang, “shit” at 1:04…
5. ***3:48 What a great noise! Midtempo patchwork of sounds and quotes with cool dance beat and raps.
6. *3:45 slow start, very downtempo snank with mysterious sax and sweet dancehall vocals.
7. **1:11 Ha! Vocal beatbox and crazy rap. Silly fun!
8. **3:36 sounds like “motho focko” at 0:36. Midtempo hip hop with syncopation, Roots Manuva and Sanda Melody. Great!
9. *4:11 midtempo reggae bubble with singing.
10. **3:54 midtempo dub, minimalist riddim, singing and toasting, violin. Moody.
11. 4:03 midtempo hip hop with some orchestration. “Shit” at 0:27.
12. 3:25 slow, almost circus waltz sound with rather unsettling raps, including Sandra Melody.
13. ***3:04 cool midtempo beat and complex rhythms in the rapping. “damn” at 1:47 and 3:03.
14. **3:30 crazy! Midtempo reggae beat with little operatic bits mixed in with the hip hop.
15. 1:07 slow violins, no beat.


Track Listing
1.Ram Dancehall 8.Move Ya Thing
2.How It Go 9.Sticks And Stones
3.Blessings 10.Showdown
4.Feel No Way 11.Can't Believe
5.What You See 12.Time Has Come
6.Slowburn 13.Diatribe
7.Dazzla Interlude 14.Who's Laughing Now
 15.Showdown (Reprise)