NATTY BURRY (DUBPLATE MIX) / SATAN PICKNEY (VERSION) (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl US22.06.18
more from the vaults of uprising with some previously unreleased dubplate mixes. the vocal cut is an alternate take with slightly different lyrics over a more raw. spare cut of the rhythm. sans synthesizer. which has been rarely. if ever heard. the dub mix on the flip was played on dubplate by jahlovemuzik back in the mid 70s. when one mix of a great tune is not enough. dkr is there.
super rare and killer alric forbes 70s roots. only ever released on a mis-labeled pressing! the rhythm will be familiar to deep roots aficionados as the same one used for sydney wilson s -why do i cry.- a co-release with our french comrades onlyroots. who have already reissued a pair of classics from alric. -morning train- and -warn the nation.-
the hardest working reggae band in southern england. dubheart is on a mission to spread messages of peace. love. unity and resistance through a heady stew of contemporary roots reggae. delivered on live instruments with a hefty dose of dub in the mix. cool under pressure. their latest offering. is the band’s most compelling set to date. a ‘showcase’-style album where every vocal track is followed by its dub counterpart. and the vital contribution of the brassica horns—from rising london ska band chainska brassica—is another intriguing element that makes this album tougher than the rest.
finally realized. here s one that was long on the dkr wish list. among the very finest moments from both artists. these brilliant interpolations of curtis classics have been unavailable too long. a mesmerizing rhythm adorned with the lovely sounds of hand drums. melodica and flute. mixed and dubbed to perfection by king tubby himself. this 12inch is a 6 track ep. with all four cuts as originally released on two separate 45s. plus two unreleased mixes straight off the original tapes. we like to think tubbs favored these cuts. as so many mixes were done! the dub titled super cool is. in our humble opinion. one of tubby s top 10 extant mixes. full disclosure. all tracks except super cool pt. 2 come from the original jamaican mastertapes. we suspect the pt. 2 mix was lost somewhere in nyc. but don t let that trouble you. this one should please all who have ears.
music mania and indica dubs is proud to present the third release in their mania dub series. following the classic almighty dub (md001) and rastafari (md002) comes another of the uk dub scenes most renowned producers the bush chemists. with one of their most popular anthems from 1996: light up your spliff. douglas wardrop began creating music using a 4-track recorded in 1989. before forming the bush chemists in 1993 with paul davey and culture freeman.
ital foundation came together in the winter of 1977. out of a shared belief in rastafarianism and deep love of reggae music in their home place bermuda. their music tackles global issues of colonialism. poverty. prophecy and redemption. they released only one album in their legendary career. the 1980 release ital foundations vol.1. a tumultous history rought with trial and tribulation resulted in ital foundation being an underground musical movement that saw record sales all over the world while the band languished in obscurity.
the remarkable thing about belp s new album is its two-dimensional function. it works both on a loud and a quiet volume. some tracks would go down well as a club track. like opener travelling thru galaxies . this track brings back memories of the best work released on the hyperdub label. with it s fine combination of synths and irresistible. dubby beats. elsewhere. off ending might start off as dancehall-but-not-quite dancehall track but when half way the synths kick in they change the feeling of the track to a more cerebral level.
new blundetto 7inch. the second from his new album “slow dance” . after ken boothe. blundetto invited another legendary jamaican singers : little harry (dancehall figure and burner of dubplates) and cornell campbell (whose reggae falsetto can be heard on island productions from studio one to bunny lee) to add their voices to his burning riddims.
better late than never! finally after almost 7 years from the original release date. radikal guru’s debut album the rootstepa has been pressed to wax for the first time. the double 180g lp version in a gatefold sleeve will be available from june the 15th via all usual outlets. the lp contains 12 original tracks featuring such vocalists as: cian finn. brother culture and mokey jhayam.
soundboy a-go dead tonight! skrsintl crew load up their dub boxes deep and deliver a wide-ranging. rapid-fire display of their unique vision for musical murderation. pulling the best from their clashes and world travels they weave together a bewildering barrage inna dance leaving a soundboy downright dazed and dusted. and yet within this deadly encounter. there is deliverance when the smoke settles. unscathed. only life remains sekkle urself in this infinity; tune can’t run out.
soul jazz records are releasing this new 10th anniversary 2017 edition of their classic album ‘dancehall – the rise of jamaican dancehall culture’. this long-out-of-print collection is now available as a triple-vinyl edition with download code included.
first heard on the equiknoxx music fader mix this dub of -fly away- features gavsborg on the boards dubbing & scrubbing things good and rotten launching dancehall deejay alozade s vocals into another dimension along with wayward cymbals & wonky hats.
300 copies artwork by karen cazabon
after being in the reggae band the heavymanners (parted in 2009) led by takeshi heavy akimoto. and participating as a supporting member of dry&heavy after which the band reunited with the original rhythm section. sahara (keyboard/programming) and ohkuma. who worked as the drummer of soul dimension. started the dub unit undefined. it is no exaggeration to say they have pushed the variously formatted term of dub to the far shore experimentally and furthermore. liberated the definition of dub to undefined. their debut 7inch vinyl released in march last year from their own label newdubhall is being well received even overseas and in the spring of 2018. this 10inch vinyl new culture days will be out. which will be their second release.
BMN SKA & ROCK STEADY: ALWAYS TOGETHER 1964-68 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK06.06.18
marvellous music from ronnie nasralla. one of the founding fathers of the jamaican music business. includes vital vocals from the blues busters and the maytals. eccentric chinese rock steady from stephen chang and one of the first deejay records. ‘ska-ing west’. from the legendary sir lord comic. incomparable!
music mania and indica dubs is proud to present the next release in their mania dub series. following the classic ‘almighty dub (md001).comes another of the uk dub scenes most renowned producers. alpha & omega. with one of their most popular ‘shaka killer classics from 1996: rastafari.
(180 gr. purple/pink/white marbled coloured vinyl) morning star is a combination of the sound of the congos and the pura vida sound. it features 6 new congos songs. 3 songs from pura vida and a dubversion called dub love. the album has the vintage lastark sound and was mixed the oldschool way using the mixer as an instrument.
wieder lieferbar! “mister yellowman” aus dem jahre 1982 hat den superb zeitlosen sound. den die wahren klassiker ausmachen. mit den musikern der hi-times band und den roots radics im channel one studio mit produzent henry junjo lawes aufgenommen. am mischpult saß soldgie hamilton. das album zeigt den superstar des dancehall-reggae der 80er jahre zum höhepunkt seiner karriere! (soundsystem info: benutzte riddims u.a.. vanity. pressure and slide. i can t hide. dirty harry. gunman. bobby babylon aus dem hause studio one und volcano)
almighty fundamental 80s sound system killer dubplate! music mania and indica dubs is proud to present their first joint-release in their mania dub series. produced in 1988 by the disciples. almighty dub is one of the most distinctiveinstrumental dubs produced in that era. the disciples were formed in 1986 by brothers russ and lol. they were given the name by jah shaka. after producing exclusively for him
bruno patchworks hovart is one of the top producers of todays groove music scene. after playing as a bassist and guitarist for various bands. he started producing in the mid-nineties and has kept on mixing todays technologies with the raw spirits of house. electronic. disco. funk. soul. reggae & jazz musics golden years since then. following the trail of success left by his various projects as patchworks. and under many aliases. hes proved his musical ubiquity and unexpectedly stroke in various genres. today. hes back under the edr records umbrella. following up to his various ep for the label. and meanwhile pursuing a comeback to his early love for house music. many house music diggers would indeed remember that before favorite recordings was launched in 2006. patchworks and pascal rioux produced many deep-house tracks on the rotax disques imprint. besides since the late 90s. patchworks has also collaborated with labels such as q-tape. or still music. delivering many clubbing hits such as million toes. sugar. or minautor. on this 5 tracks ep. he delivers 4 killer tunes again. inspired by the michael jackson’s classic hit. rock with you.
tony clarke did his first recording in new york in 1971 at hugh hendricks recording studio called -righteous man- of which he played both bass and lead guitar. tony clarke decided to write the song “going home” to reference the roots of his music. in those days and even now good reggae music that was being recorded in the united states was not receiving the approbation from home because. in jamaica they felt that the best reggae music could only come from and be created in jamaica to substantiate the true feeling of the genre. so he decided to go back to jamaica and record “going home” at harry j studio with sylvan morris as engineer. he also recorded the cover version to “hey little girl” originally done by dee clark. for this 12 vinyl edition. the artwork was done with a vintage photo of tony clarke in front of his house at waterhouse and extended liner notes on the back cover.
joseph white aka joe white is a foundation of jamaican music. he started singing in the late 50 s and did his first recordings for duke reid in the early 60 s. joe white formed the group roots. trunks & branches to release several tracks on the label splendour heights. “forward to zion” was released in 1979 and became a truly reggae roots stepper banger for sound system across the globe. probably electronic music fans will appreciate the futuristic dubwise. “forward to zion” is a song of peace. love. freedom and emancipation of people. uplift your selection. listen to the words of the prophet. it s time for us to get together. we are going forward to zion. jah don t care whether you are a natty dread or you re a baldhead. just as long as we unite and stop the fight. we are going forward to zion!
joseph white aka joe white is a foundation of jamaican music. he started singing in the late 50 s and did his first recordings for duke reid in the early 60 s. while disco sound was bumping into jamaican people mind. he formed the group roots. trunks & branches to release several tracks on the label splendour heights. “rising / power disco power” is taken from the album the weak will be strong released in 1978. a beautiful extended disco reggae tune mainly played by joe white (drums. piano. vocal). this issue was fully remastered on a disco 45 vinyl record to give respect to the dynamic. on the other side you will get the reggae lovers roots rock tune “ain t no way / the monster”. an extended version with deep dubwise. you ve got it!
jah mel sees himself as a musical bridge between the original reggae sound & the dancehall sound of today. representing what he calls the real dancehall revolution. merging the spirituality of the old school & the energy of the new school. “guiding star” and “stand up to it” are the perfect examples to overstand this definition. both song were produced by roydale anderson aka andy s. “guding star” will definitely give you thrills if you are into deep synth and heavy digital rhythm. while the superb piano notes will warm you in the analog style. beware of “guiding star” dub version called “guidance (dance mix)” that will break any bunker. “stand up to it” rhythm is an adaptation of one of the most classic jamaican riddim called “heavenless”. you will never know this riddim like before. this version takes the riddim to another level. a positive song with a bionic nuclear bomb dubwise! play it loud. jah is our guiding star!
born in cameroon. vicky began banging the drums at the age of 9. by 13 he had moved onto bass and within a couple of years he was playing every night from 10pm to 5am in the castel douala cabaret. at the age of 19 vicky moved to paris to study banking and commerce and cram in even more music. he took classes at Épinay-sur-seine conservatoire music school and it was here that he met bandmates of his dikalo project. word spreads and he soon becomes one of the most sought after bass players in the afro arena. his session work features on many scenes stars. manu dibango. eko tala am. kemayo. sammy massamba. toto guillaume and many more. a chance meeting with the gibson brothers also see him play on two of their hit albums. in the 80s vicky moved to the us for spell and excels as a session bassist and touring musician. we pick up the story in 1981. with his stature as a musician and bass player riding high he takes a detour to nigeria to record with the afrodisia label in lagos. the thank u mamma album is the result. it is repressed for the first time. here in 2018 on the revitalised afrodisia label. musical proceedings open up with the heartfelt ode to his mother thank u mamma. smooth pop meets afrobeat boogie. marina driv slows things down with its smoldering jazz. side two opens with its not serious a catchy vocal number underpinned with funky guitars and striding basslines. stormy rain is lazy guitar jazz swansong. we close off the album with the ever so funky you. slick funk grooves powered along with a dose of slap bass. as a side note vicky actually plays left handed but with a upside down right handed bass. this upside-down precursor making his effortless slap playing even more impressive. vicky went on to record a two other albums and still tours and plays as an ever-in-demand session musician.
this limited edition green vinyl reissue celebrates the 25th anniversary of shaggys first number one hit (uk/ire). oh carolina. this includes the original b-side. -oh carolina- (raas bumba claat version).
25 years after its original release. we are pleased to announce the reissue of chaka demus & pliers debut single. tease me was in the uk singles chart for three months back in 1993. and now were bringing it back on yellow vinyl. additional tracks on this 12inch are: tease me (jungle fever mix). friday evening and murder she wrote.
rsd 2018 title - 22 hits from bunny striker lee. made between 1967 - 1976. when reggae went international....to celebrate the 50th anniversary of top flight reggae producer and icon bunny striker lee’s involvement in the reggae business and producing one of its biggest catalogues. we are releasing his greatest hits package ‘reggae going international’ as a limited record store only release of 175 copies each on heavy weight red.green and gold vinyl in a deluxe gatefold sleeve.
following the success of last years kunta kinte 2017 riddim. brooklyn-based label and collective dub-stuy add a new installment to their popular dancehall inspired series with a fresh riddim from in-house producer dj madd. featuring international vocalists from jamaica. spain and bermuda. jitta riddim is a brand new production from dj madd. a sturdy yet spacious riddim carried forward by a lilting melody and guitar stabs that are anchored by slapping snares. dub flourishes and a rolling bassline. this is a weighty but energetic riddim with the dancefloor in mind. bringing the riddim to life are a trio of vocalists representing the roots and global expansion of dancehall and sound system music. spains sr. wilson delivers an anthem in the making with zapatillas. a song dedicated to all the sneaker heads worldwide who like to sport fresh kicks when they hit the dancefloor. singing in his native spanish and english. sr. wilson shares tales of daily shoe addiction around a catchy refrain that name checks the best known brands. his blend of reggaeton-flavoured autotune and kicks geek outs is sure to resound loudly around clubs worldwide. backing him is jamaican veteran deejay cutty ranks. a man whos been lending his distinct flow to productions for over 30 years. on double trouble cutty speaks to the daily realities of life on the streets and the ills keeping people down. warning of the trouble that awaits those in charge. wrapping up the release is bermudas troy berkley who aims his vocal rifle straight to the orange-skinned resident of the white house. spitting rapid fire lyrics about the deteriorating state of things in 2018 america. lace up your sneakers and get ready to move and chant with dub-stuy’s new riddim.
reissue of this killer digital cut from joe morgan s fish tea label. released only on a very rare nyc-pressed 12- in the mid 80s. . the young singer reprises morgan s legendary -basement session- lyrics for the next decade. bigging up the emerging digital style. extended mix vocal and dub. a must have for fans of mid 80s digital.
STUDIO ONE DISCO MIX - THE ORIGINAL (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl D27.04.18
studio one’s music in the 1970s took the label to new heights. the new style of disco mix brought many areas of reggae together roots. lovers. disco and dub all came together in extended form. re-versioning classic hits. experimenting with new studio technology. over-dubbing. syn-drums and more producing what many fans describe as the most creative and innovative phase in the history of the legendary studio one records. this studio one disco mix album includes many sought after classic tunes only ever released in very small quantities (on studio one’s very first 12” records as well as its infamous music lab 10”s out of new york) and consequently many of these tracks have been unavailable since their day of release. studio one disco mix features many of the classic studio one artists such as alton ellis. sugar minott. jackie mittoo and willie williams (with his classic re-versioning of his own “armigideon time”) alongside less well artists such as doreen schaeffer. judah eskender tafari and george dudley and many more.
on the back of their acclaimed debut album which was shortlisted for bbc 6 music ‘album of the year’. the hempolics release their latest offering for a record store day 2018 exclusive on limited edition 12” vinyl. on the a-side john holt’s version of ‘riding for a fall’. a song originally released by the tams. is given the full hempolics treatment featuring a powerful vocal from nubiya brandon. on the flip-side is a reinterpretation of nirvana classic ‘come as you are’ but with an original hempolics riddim drenched in atmospheric dub. both songs come with an instrumental so the soundsystems can get their own players involved.
emotional rescue and jamwax ends their capo disco series by returning to glen adams and his cover of bob marley’s classic. the early 70s lee perry produced original raw sound is taken to the disco reggae dancefloors of the early 80s with a bottom heavy jam. while his capo crew works a killer dub flipside.
meditative and off-kilter. dubkasm’s new 12” is. unsurprisingly. completely unlike any other tune out there. and pays tribute to a too-frequently overlooked part of reggae tradition: dub poetry. originating in a collaboration between dubkasm and their long-time friend. norway-dwelling heavyweight bass guitarist. bajan steppa. enter the gates is a discomix built on a tuff bassline. skittering drums and retro synths. and features reflective. courageous lyrics about the enduring power of black liberation movements and consciousness. from gloucester vocalist rider shafique. the b-side contains an upfront instrumental cut. followed. in true dubkasm style. by a collaboration with a musical titan. mad professor’s incredible dub flips the original into a propulsive soundsystem killer. retaining the tune’s heart and spirit. but driving and percussive where the original is deep and soulful. mastered on to 1/2” tape at stardelta studios. and pressed on 180g vinyl.
the magnetic buzz riddim brings us back to the jamaican early dancehall days where heavy rub a dub riddims used to rule the dance. fruits records studio band the 18th parallel travelled to jamaica and teamed up with reggae greatest bass player robbie shakespeare – from famous duet sly & robbie – to build the explosive and powerful magnetic buzz riddim. sylvan white. famous for hit songs like africans unite or mountain top recorded in the early 80’s. comes back in the business after years off the scene with his beautiful song mother nature. then follows an experimental dub mixed by spanish wizard roberto sánchez featuring robbie’s crazy lead bass line. b side shows for the first time on vinyl record young promising artist from rockfort earth warrior followed by the sweet voice of veteran singer delroy melody whos famous for hit songs from 1980 like ease up the pressure and natty dread she want. heavy maxi 12inch record paying tribute to the early 80’s jamaican reggae!
the magnetic buzz riddim brings us back to the jamaican early dancehall days where heavy rub a dub riddims used to rule the dance. fruits records studio band the 18th parallel travelled to jamaica and teamed up with reggae greatest bass player robbie shakespeare from famous duet sly & robbie to build the explosive and powerful magnetic buzz riddim. sylvan white. famous for hit songs like africans unite or mountain top recorded in the early 80s. comes back in the business after years off the scene with his beautiful song mother nature. then follows an experimental dub mixed by spanish wizard roberto sánchez featuring robbie’s crazy lead bass line. b side shows for the first time on vinyl record young promising artist from rockfort earth warrior followed by the sweet voice of veteran singer delroy melody whos famous for hit songs from 1980 like ease up the pressure and natty dread she want. heavy maxi 12inch record paying tribute to the early 80s jamaican reggae!
limitierte vinyl edition von selecters best of live album aufgenommen in camden dingwalls london. 24. februar 2002. das album beinhaltet die 4 hit-singles: on my radio. drei-minuten-held. missing words. the whisper. und zusätzlich eine neun-minuten-version von train to skaville
new 7inch from the mysterious gitkin. who crisscrossed the us in the late 70s selling knockoff gibson guitars to the diverse & disparate groups of immigrants from all four corners of the globe who were coming to the us during the 2nd great migration. recycling and filtering the sounds he encountered through his own psychdelic lens. he created a sound rooted in other. but deeply his own. this single is taken from his forthcoming album. 5 star motel and features two tracks from the album grand street feast which charts a sand dusted. melodic funk misadventure. while cancion del rey has the sound of the peruvian chicha steady-moving. alluring. and lyrical winding its way through gitkins fuzz-filtered licks. and the rhythm underpinning.
new version of the track with jamaican legend ken boothe + dub version. ken everything i own boothe played a significant part in covering sir coxsones studio one walls with gold and goodness knows that label fostered its share of legends. collaborating with the master. blundetto could have laid it on thick with heavy production instead alongside his discreet partner blackjoy. he created a gorgeous production using the purest of jamaican music. proving yet again that time has nothing on the suave tones of mr. rocksteady.
temples of jura is a new offshoot catering for original artist material from a variety of genres. the first release is a split dub 12inch featuring melbournes len leise and adelaides jura soundsystem. as the title suggests lens track is a homage to the legendary dub pioneer adrian sherwood whilst jura soundsystem debut with a more rootsy excursion across 3 mixes.
heres a real gem from the vaults of don 1 and randys studio 17. the roots voicing an herb anthem on the killer rhythm used on the immortals babylon. unreleased for over 40 years and out now. the roots are one-hit wonders no longer!
das 2010er album erstmalig auf vinyl erhältlich. beide editionen als 180g pressung. eine in schwarz. die andere in türkiser farbe. dreadzone entstanden ursprünglich aus mitgliedern von big audio dynamite und screaming target. hier formierten gründungsmitglied greg dread. bassist leo williams. mc spee. sänger earl 16. gitarrist chris compton und chris oldfield an keyboards und effekten das ensemble.
das 2010er album erstmalig auf vinyl erhältlich. beide editionen als 180g pressung. eine in schwarz. die andere in türkiser farbe. dreadzone entstanden ursprünglich aus mitgliedern von big audio dynamite und screaming target. hier formierten gründungsmitglied greg dread. bassist leo williams. mc spee. sänger earl 16. gitarrist chris compton und chris oldfield an keyboards und effekten das ensemble.
deadly styles we’ve got many. deadly vibes we’ve got plenty… 45 live is proud to welcome the new record ‘ready’. a masterclass to mash up yer dance from club dub doyens the nextmen. featuring badass bristol babe eva lazarus (mungo’s hifi/gentlemen’s dub club). the goddess with the golden pipes.
A REAL LABOUR OF LOVE (ORANGE & PURPLE 2X12 LP + MP3)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D08.03.18
usm are pleased to announce the release of “a real labour of love”. a brand new studio album of 16 tracks from ub40 featuring ali. astro & mickey.
for “a real labour of love” the band have again chosen a mix of well-known and less well-known reggae songs to cover in true ub40 style. tracks featured barrington levy’s “here i come”. ken boothe’s “moving away”. gregory isaac’s “hush darling”. culture’s “international herb” and beres hammond’s “she loves me”. cover art includes a bespoke painting by the respected american painter mark t smith. he has incorporated elements from the tracks to create art unique to the band.
the coloured double vinyl (1x orange. 1x purple) is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
weekend loving from jennifer lara is a perfect blend of boogie funk. roots reggae and lovers rock. produced by black solidarity records in 1985. this album is a masterpiece from the studio one princess. recorded at tuff gong and music mountain studios in jamaica. the rhythm tracks are played by some of the best musicians from the island in the sun: lincoln style scott (drum). errol flabba holt (bass). robbye lyn (piano & synthetiser). dean frazer & ronald nambo robinson (horns). this reissue was carefully remastered from black solidarity master tape. now presented as a double lp 45 rpm dj friendly edition. the original limonious artwork was reloaded and a bonus track was added to complete the set: ’in my time’. an obscure slow synth groove. full of hope and melancholy. jennifer lara was first taken to studio one in 1969 by keyboardist richard ace. who was a session musician. she never left the studio one family and became resident harmonist. she added backing vocals to the songs of some of the camp’s biggest names. including delroy wilson. freddie mcgregor. dennis brown and sugar minott. in 1974. jennifer lara recorded her debut album with coxsone dodd at studio one in brentford road. the results of the sessions appeared on studio one presents jennifer lara. which was an instant success. jennifer lara was one of clement coxsone dodds protégés. one year after coxsone passed. she died at the kingston public hospital. she is survived by two children. daughter ika and son cheka. jennifer lara was a very likeable person. got on with everyone. she was involved in many benefit concerts to help to poor and the needy in jamaica. may your soul rest in peace. we love you jennifer.
producer victor “ticklah” axelrod is back with another supple reggae delight. after the success of the inversions last collaboration with bob & gene. axelrod once again takes a seat in the producer’s chair. this time with a tune a little deeper in the catalogue. originally tweezed from the beautiful mo do tape boondoggle. back in ‘05 - ‘06. this single has been a long-time favorite of the daptone family.
die zweite runde von remixen zu dem selbst betitelten album von urbs ist eine fesselnde zusammenstellung von zeitlosen hiphop sowie downtempo nummern. marc mac: gibt es zu dieser person etwa noch was zu sagen? als teil des uk duos 4hero hat er musikgeschichte geschrieben und sein visioneers projekt setzte neue standards in sachen organischem hiphop. sein remix zu get wid it featuring tyna aus neuseeland. besitzt alles. was man sich von diesem musikgenie erwartet. ein souliges. harmonisches meisterwerk. welches auch auf einem seiner legendären visioneers alben hätte veröffentlicht werden können. peter kruder hat als teil von kruder & dorfmeister sowie mit seinem projekt peace orchestra musikgeschichte geschrieben. sein remix zu happy days feat. bagi und sarah ann ist eine reise zurück zu seinen musikalischen wurzeln. welche ihn berühmt gemacht haben eine relaxte downtempo-nummer. der remix weckt erinnerungen an die zeit. als seine musik millionen von menschen berührte.
max romeo has teamed up with uk based. grammy nominated producer daniel boyle. to create a stunning return to form. roots reggae album with accompanying dub versions. max is noted for his critically acclaimed work with lee scratch perry in the 1970 s. and for his timeless classic songs penned over the last 50 years - such as war ina babylon melt away one step forward and the worlds most sampled reggae song ever - chase the devil . picked up by artists such jay z. kanye west. the prodigy and blockbuster hit movies. max and daniel have teamed up with an all-star cast of musicians to create a true part 2. to max’s legendary. ‘’war ina babylon’’ album. using strictly studio equipment ranging from between the 1950’s – 1970’s. recorded and mixed in 100% analogue format. and presented with stunning artwork in physical format.
grand ancestor’s eleventh release in the catalog features the legendary dub controller. ras muffet. of roots injection fame who’s had his tunes played by the likes of channel one. aba shanti. and jah shaka. with decades of dub experience. ras muffet dug deep into his vaults to produce two eerie dubs focused on the bottom frequencies and the continued evolution of the genre. steppers enthusiasts worldwide will be delighted to get this weighty 12” onto their turntables before this limited pressing is all gone.
baad john cross’s new revolution is a afro-electro-funk-boogie-disco banger that could only come from 1980s nigeria. bright. optimistic. with an unrelenting eye on the dance floor. it is regarded by many as a prototype of the electro rhythms that would become the signature sound of nigerian boogie.
this time y-bayani has support from the great voice of baby naa. baby naa was just hanging out at the studio in accra/ghana when the recordings of rehwe mie enyim took place. the crew was waiting desperately for a singer to back up y-bayani. after an hour of waiting the producer. knowing that she sings at church every sunday. asked baby naa to do the missing part. then something occurred that nobody was expecting and finally everybody was happy that the original singer hadn t made it. rehwe mie enyim is a unique example of how roots-reggae can sound today. maybe it will be the very last recorded real roots-reggae song in human history? on mi sumolo the band of enlightment. reason and love gives us a light and cheerful instrumental every dj must have for his late night wedding set or any other high-class party.
initially released on sonia e. pottinger s highly respected high note records in 1981. sonya spence s sings love lp was relatively overlooked at the time her album came out. sent on her final journey in 2007. the one-woman band leaves us with a legacy of exception. however. time and a small first pressing has made it an object of desire for collectors. deejays and lovers all around the world. and. though it was shamelessly bootlegged throughout history. it is the first that time that this bliss of an lp gets the official reissue treatment on wax. with the love and respect it deserves. beyond classic tracks let the flow on baby. where is the love and the reggae gem fantasy. this 10-tracker abounds with treasures. some of which cannot be found on the internet.
heavy dub rhythms with lush techno chords and a huge remix by stenny. jamaican dub structures strongly influenced by 90s chain reaction/basic channel atmospheres and uk trip hop elements. tip! this version is 12- only (without 7 - bonus)
(lp + dl) born and raised on the common desire of bass player mattias geernaert and drummer marius couvreur to groove and dance on the dub vibes.born and raised on the common desire of bass player mattias geernaert and drummer marius couvreur to groove and dance on the dub vibes.kosmo sound saw daylight in late summer of 2016 when these two ghent based musicians found one another. after a few jam sessions and brainstorms they started searching for like minded colleagues and added 4 wonderful masters of sound. two guitar players (cyriel vandenabeele and edmund lauret). one keyboard player (bos debusscher) and one saxophone player (ambroos de schepper). this bands sound can definitely be described as dub influenced. making people dance and drift away in groove and trance is what they stand for. because of their background in jazz they sometimes add some improvisations.
get on down presents an often overlooked crucial reggae release from the 1970s with johnny clarkes rockers time now. the record is a mix of covers and originals. including ethereal versions of the the abyssinians satta massagana and declaration of rights. smash hits on the island just the year before. rockers time now was first issued in 1976. clarke had just been named artist of the year in jamaica for the second year in a row. this is just one of three full lengths he released that year as this was a very prolific period for clarke. in particular from 1974 onward when his output was directed by legendary producer bunny lee. the pairing resulted in a creative energy that resonates to this day. the release was recorded at channel 1 with bunny lee producing. which of course means the band backing the popular jamaican vocalist was the aggrovators. which at the time included robbie shakespeare. earl -chinna- smith. augustus pablo. and aston family man barrett. the release was mixed at king tubbys by osbourne ruddock…aka king tubby. crucial all the way around. now is the time to rediscover a classic of the genre. rockers time now.
american musician aaron spectre turns up the volume with four tracks of jungle punk rock intensity. continuing his mission of uniting cultures at their roots. here we have four tunes of guitar. relentless amens. deep bass. and soulful soundclash vocals. ready to rumble your space of choice. also on the menu is a collaboration with fellow ragga junglist feyder. rounding out a brilliant ep which inspires and shakes foundations.
following the reissue of his cult album ti jan pou velo. hs decided to continue their collaboration with edmony krater and record a new album! the first one in 30 years! comes with insert. as an avant-gardist percussionist. singer and trumpet player. edmony krater has always worked to develop and promote the gwoka music of guadeloupe and to feed it with different influences. from jazz to reggae.
recorded while gerald was in jamaica working on a project with lee perry in 1980. the master tapes of the four tracks that were recorded at the harry j sessions were only recently discovered. utopia was the only track that had been given a final mix back in the day. it was released on 7- on the black star liner later in the year and then reissued on partial records in 2014. the other tracks were never mixed until early 2017 when this task was undertaken by dougie wardrop. as well as mixing jerusalem (gerald did a later version of this tune for rej forte s jah works label in the early 1990s). working for the dollar and constant spring . it was decided that utopia should also enjoy a fresh mix.
lp version. kingston sounds present a reissue of knowledge s debut album hail dread. originally released in 1978. the group knowledge and tapper zukie s stories are intertwined through their location in the rema area of kingston.
uk dub pioneers alpha & omega (greensleeves / a&o records) represent the foundation of uk soundsystem culture and bass music. formed in the 1980’s and with over 30 studio albums to their name. a&o have not only left a lasting legacy but are continuing to do so via collaborations with some of the most established names in reggae. underground artists and newly discovered talent alike. a&o s brand new studio album one by one is a nod to the classic a&o sound yet illustrates a&o s forward thinking and distinctive outlook on reggae music. another a&o classic. and well worth the wait.
moonshine recordings kicks off 2018 with a massive release in a steppa style. dub conductor baked a real sound system testing tool fueled with bass to make your eyes wobble. while dark angel delivered the message of consciousness. this little 7 inch needs to be heard and felt on a proper sound system.
2018 repress !! first ever reissue of one of the holy grails of dub. pressed only in jamaica in very limited numbers and sold even then at a premium price dub serial has not been available in any for form since its original 1972 release with copies now changing hands for in excess of seven hundred pounds!
the studio and label digital b of producer bobby digital dixon became the ruling production house in the musical revolution that swept through jamaica from the mid-80s onwards with a lethal selection of dancehall weapons and chartbusting reggae hits. x-tra wicked gathers many of his bestever productions from those heady times when specialist stores were awash with 7-inch singles. freshly arrived from jamaica. and reggae music was once more on the rise. this great double 2lp-set presents 24 selected tracks in a double wide vinyl jacket. with just the top hits from the two bobby digital reggae anthology releases. the 2cd+dvd set x-tra wicked and the 3cd-set of -serious times- and has liner notes written by reggae expert john masouri.
the “natty dread a weh she want” set brings together two legends of reggae music. the stylish and unmistakable falsetto voice of singer horace andy and the production/dj singing skills of tapper zukie. both artists catalogues of music stand up strong but this. originally released 1979 set of songs seems to have brought something special out of both of them when producing/writing and arranging this set of tunes. “natty dread a weh she want” was a massive hit when it was released by tapper zukie and horace andy but this timeless track still sounds as fresh today as the day it was released in 1979. as do the other tracks on this fine album.
STONY HILL (LTD. DELUXE GATEFOLD COLOURED 2LP SET)
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das neue album des bekanntesten zeitgenössischen reggae-künstlers ist endlich auch als lp-vinyl erhältlich! - mit 18 stücken auf zwei schwergewichtigen schallplatten im grün gefärbten vinyl. erscheint die limitierte auflage in einem hochwertigen prägedruckcover im gatefold sleeve und einem 48-seitigem heft (in lp-größe von 30x30 cm). mit den lyrics und exklusiven fotos in offizieller kooperation von vp records und ghetto youths international. dem eigenen label der marley-söhne. der longplayer mit der spielzeit eines doppelalbums wurde vom legendären errol brown. sowie den studiocracks marc lee. gennaro schiano und james -bonzai- caruso abgemischt. prominente samples finden sich u.a. von dennis brown und black uhuru!
killer early 90 s digi style from the riz records archive......produced by uk reggae pioneers and musical stalwarts the boombastic crew aka nick manasseh (roots garden records) and gil cang (tuff scout) previously only available on lp.....now lovingly made available on pristine 7- vinyl from partial records