Cycle Farm summer riddims

Last week, we came across a short article on how park space has played an important role in the creation of quality rhymes and hip hop rhythms (A mixtape love letter to the parks that birthed hip hop).  Trish works part-time with The Trust for Public Land, preserving parks and open space for people across the country, so she was especially taken with this article. It feels good to know that the work you do has such a positive impact on the world.

With the help of Kid Hops on KEXP and good friends, we have been accumulating a musical compilation of our own.  Cycle Farm Agrarian Riddims. Inspired by the “mixtape love letter” to the parks, here is a mix-tape love letter to Cycle Farm. (Please note: this is a compilation in progress. If you have suggestions for songs to add, please let us know.  We’d love to add them to the list).

Lord Comic – Jack of my Trade

Anthony B – Raid the Barn

Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man

Prezident Brown – Holy Land

Early B – Bicycle Bicycle

Macka B – Wha Me Eat

Jah Mason – Vegetable Time

Edi Fitzroy & Roots Radics – Work on, Mr Farmer Man

Johnny Osbourne – Water Pumping

Joseph Cotton – Plant de vegetables

Shan I Benjamen – Look after your structure

Quantic – Use what you got

A song for the extra specially long, trying days – when nothing seems to go quite right:

Eek a Mouse – Peeni Walli

And a slight genre change, but Trish really likes it:

Laura Mvula – Green Garden

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One thought on “Cycle Farm summer riddims

  1. oh MY god. I have NO WORDS for how excited I am about this blog post. I will brainstorm…
    BTW – I listened to “Green Garden” TWO times yesterday afternoon, channeling you, Jenkins – just an FYI.

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