VF Live: Charlie Dark's Have Box Will Travel #5





A tribute to “legendary UK MC and unofficial mayor of Brixton: Ty.”

With quarantines and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing around the world, artists are finding new ways to connect with people worldwide.

In VF Live – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes and record shops, for intimate mixes and performances.

Charlie Dark returns for his weekly Wednesday afternoon show – Have Box Will Travel – which sees the Run Dem Crew founder, community leader, activist, poet, DJ and Attica Blues member delving into his mighty collection.

Watch and listen to the set above, find out more about the show and check out the tracklist below.

Hearts are heavy in the studio today as I learned of the passing of legendary UK MC and unofficial mayor of Brixton Ty. Our friendship spans over thirty years – we came up in the music game together and also shared many stages over the years.

This is just a small selection of classic tunes I used to hear whenever I went to rReggae dances at Brixton Town Hall. Thought I’d pull some from the collection to play in his memory. Bless up people.”


1. Rhythm and Sound – We Been Troddin
2. Silford Walker – Jah Golden Pen
3. Greogory Isacs – Beautiful Africa
4. Jackie Mitto – El Bang Bang
5. The Observers – Zorro
6. Prime Minister I Roy – Sure Sounds
7.Junior Soul – Super Love
8.Chosen Few – Do Your Thing
9.U Roy with Bob Marley and the Wailers – Kingston 12 Shuffle
10. Freddie McGregor – Hahovah
11. Upsetters – Black Pants
12.Pablo Gad – Hard Times
13. Rhythm and Sound with Cornell Campbell – King In My Empire
14. Ty Featuring Eska – Sophisticated and Course