a surefire afro-funk classic, long treasured by collectors across the globe, the fantastic self-titled lp from ghanaian singing/percussion sensation sidiku buari nevertheless remains a criminally hard-to find gem. we re honoured to present the first ever officially licensed vinyl reissue of this undoubted masterpiece. limited to just 500 copies. originally released on rca in 1975, this is, quite simply, a ridiculous record. this super-rare album boasts an all-star cast of top funk instrumentalists playing alongside buari as he blends heavy african rhythms with american soul-funk grooves. the arrangements and the playing are incredibly tight and the album is stacked with killer tracks including advice from father (sampled brilliantly by kenny dope) and ku ka maria, with its intense, neck-snapping breaks and funky drumming from legend bernard pretty purdie. purdie is in the pocket for the entirety of this stunning lp the drumming is just straight out of hand so varied yet so precise. it s not hard to fathom why these tracks have always been huge on the b-boy/breaking scene. other standouts include the wonderful disco-tinged afro monsters karam bani and -iro le pa plus the cool laidback groove of them yebtheyet. with access to the original analogue tape transfers, simon francis stellar mastering elevates the sound throughout and, as ever, it has been pressed at a reassuringly weighty 180g.
redseal records is proud to present south korean multi instrumentalist, singer and producer mogwaa. vocoder vocals and bubbling synths make for good time vibes on this new 10” from klasse wrecks’ ‘redseal records’ sub-label.
roffa sound is kicking off in style with a heavy soundsystem stepper which is guaranteed to shake up the dance. after enjoying the hypnotising melodies heard in the intro, producer mystic pulse introduces hard hitting drums and heavy bass whilst black omolo furiously sings about the daily pressure and tribulation put on by babylon. for this very first release roffa sound has recorded a video clip as well, which we strongly recommend to check out on youtube. for those wanting less vocal but more echo should check out the version, which will be exclusively available on vinyl.
crafted in the style of old school dancehall clashing, “veteran” is a mixture of classic heavyweight dancehall lyrics and a new school flow. the tune is set to be a timeless banger aiming to keep the dancehall massive rocking and swinging day and night. inspired by the riddim and sounds of blind prophet, clinton sly is ready to run the sound system! slowing down the tempo to 120bpm, blind prophet delivers a heavy dose of dubwise for the b-side. “hugh dub” starts off with a mutated vocal and quickly drops into a tuff steppers riddim. a distorted bassline and thumping kick drive the track. accompanied by plucked guitars, organ skanks and dub fx it’s a sound system stomper for sure!
bristol’s finest reggae producer meets doncaster’s number one dancehall mc as mr benn & parly b join forces for an ep chock full of vibes. first up -gwarn go bathe- is a cautionary tale of lacking personal hygene in the dance underpinned by a bubbling dancehall riddim. -heat up- is much of the same as things get hotter, whilst -session cork- slows things down a little with some more laid back vibes. despite working on various remixes together, this is the first time mr benn and parly b have worked in a combination - hopefully the first of many more to come!
the music contained in this album invokes the vibes and spirit that were so crucial to much of the music recorded during the 1960s & 70s in jamaica. if you talk to the musicians and singers of this era, they will tell you that the driving force behind the songs they created was the sheer love of music. this is one of the reasons these recordings are so powerful and move listeners to this day. music like this can only be made by those who were schooled in the studios and yards around kingston and is not something that can be easily reproduced outside jamaica. the kingston all stars represent some of the most legendary musicians to ever grace the little island & it is thanks to their passion and dedication that we have a lifetime of music to enjoy.
the music contained in this album invokes the vibes and spirit that were so crucial to much of the music recorded during the 1960s & 70s in jamaica. if you talk to the musicians and singers of this era, they will tell you that the driving force behind the songs they created was the sheer love of music. this is one of the reasons these recordings are so powerful and move listeners to this day. music like this can only be made by those who were schooled in the studios and yards around kingston and is not something that can be easily reproduced outside jamaica. the kingston all stars represent some of the most legendary musicians to ever grace the little island & it is thanks to their passion and dedication that we have a lifetime of music to enjoy
steppas records presents ‘osaka steppas’ vol. 3, the third in a series of releases showcasing the japanese underground dub movement. this edition features osaka producers hiroshi and roots masashi in collaboration with spanish producer ojah and well-respected uk singer rudey lee. the osaka steppas’ raw and unrelenting sound developed in the subterranean clubs of osaka, a port city famous for its counterculture night life. inspired not only by the sounds of jamaica, but also drawing inspiration from uk and european soundsystem culture with enough bassweight to test even the toughest of soundsystems. presented in a beautifully designed full colour sleeve inspired by the works of the legendary ukiyo-e woodblock artist, hokusai. this release is not to be missed. side a features an earth rocker riddim from ojah & hiroshi, with conscious lyrics sung by the legendary rudey lee. side b features a much sought after dubplate from osaka producer roots masashi, a deep, dark & mystical steppa.
deep, rootical lovers b/w thirteen minutes of blissed-out disco reggae (w/ download code)
deep, rootical lovers, darkly seething with one-step-at-a-time hurt and steely, vengeful self-esteem. hypnotic, stripped and desolate, with implacable drums and bass, dubwise from the start, the production is classic, unmistakable wackies, featuring fabian cooke’s scattered, abrupt organ stabs and minimal guitar-work, ras menelik’s masterful nyabinghi drumming, and harmonic commiseration by sugar minott and the love joys (with a strangled sob at intervals). over six minutes, the extended mix is different to the love power lp, and the additional dub, released here for the first time, is unmissable for its extra rawness and dubbed-out emptiness. plus thirteen minutes of blissed-out disco reggae on the flip: two contrasting dubs of the giorgio moroder/irene cara/flashdance cut from love power, both previously unreleased and a bit sick.
deluxe 2x12” full artwork gatefold, shrink-wrapped double vinyl package with printed inner sleeves and download card.
the recording sessions for rastrumentals took place over seven years, between são paulo and brixton, but the roots of the project stretch back to the arrival of digistep’s father in 1970s bristol. aged 18 he had almost nothing to his name, apart from his treasured vinyl collection. these records are still in the family, and have been invaluable in shaping dubkasm’s unique sound. rastrumentals combines samba instruments such as the cavaquinho, pandeiro and cuica with the work of some of the uk’s greatest reggae musicians.
der wahnsinn hat methode: neuinterpretation der dub-blaupause -super ape-.
nachdem er sich mit sir coxsone, dem legendären chef des kingstoner labels studio one, zerstritten hatte, gründete lee perry zuerst seine eigene band und dann, 1973, im hinterhof ein eigenes studio. was aus der not geboren wurde, entwickelte sich zu einer einzigartigen erfolgsgeschichte. sowohl mit den upsetters als auch dem black ark schrieb perry musikgeschichte, insbesondere durch das 1976 veröffentlichte -super ape--album, auf dem er gewissermaßen das genre dub auf unbekannte weise aus dem mischpult brodeln ließ. für perry ist das studio wie ein lebewesen. ob er es wirklich so empfindet, oder einfach nur zu viel ganja in rauch aufgehen lässt, aber bei perry ist das equipment organisch, empathisch und intelligent. der clou: so hören sich die resultate auch an! lange bevor man das sampling erfunden hatte, schichtete er tonspuren aus tiefen bässen, echos und hall mit diversen, selbst aufgenommenen, gerne rückwärts laufenden klangsequenzen auf-, in- und übereinander. heißt: perry war der erste produzent, der anstatt der band die musik machte. das brachte ihm unter anderem den titel salvador dalí des dub ein. dass der Über-80-jährige bis heute nichts von seiner experimentierfreude verloren hat, zeigt der mit dem new yorker subatomic sound system besorgte re-edit seines meilensteins.
vibronics and cross club prague team up to bring you a new project that celebrates women in reggae & dub. “woman on a mission” is a new release featuring 8 female vocalists on 8 brand new vibronics tracks. the album presents time-honoured vibronics associates, boney l (recording for the first time in 10 years), nia songbird, vanya o and saraléne , alongside first time collaborations with trilla jenna, nanci correia, nish wadada & sis i-leen. each track vocal track effortlessly glides into an extend dub mix that showcases the sonic skills that vibronics is known for. 10% of the profits of the album support the women’s charity womankind - transforming the lives of women & girls worldwide.
momentous album from 1982 building a bridge between roots reggae and dancehall. a conscious compilation with a variety of youth deejays, including lee van cleef, prince hammer & trinity chanting down babylon over a selection of the very best roots radics rhythms.
k.o. ist die blaupause für einen futuristischen neuen dancehall-style, der miss red in ein gemeinsames outernationales beat-continuum mit seelenverwandten acts wie equiknoxx (jamaika) und seekersinternational (kanada) setzt. ihr debütalbum erscheint auf dem neuen label pressure ihres produzenten kevin martin aka the bug, der schon auf ihrem ersten mixtape -murder- (2015) neben mark pritchard, mumdance und andy stott zugegen war. die zwischen london und berlin pendelnde mc aus israel tourte als teil von the bugs line-up mit mc-kollegen wie flowdan, daddy freddy, warrior queen und riko dan und arbeitete erfolgreich mit dem warp-künstler gaika zusammen.
a matter of time is the follow-up to protoje’s critically acclaimed 2015 full-length, ancient future, which featured the hit single “who knows” ft chronixx, which has garnered over 69 million views on youtube & 5.9 million soundcloud streams. a matter of time features chronixx and mortimer, and contains the smash hit singles ‘blood money’, ‘truth & rights’, ‘bout noon’ and ‘no guarantees’. ‘a matter of time’ was produced by winta james (damian marley, anthony b, the mighty diamonds) and recorded in jamaica.
das neue label trojan reloaded, sublabel von trojan records, veröffentlicht mit der vinyl 7-inch single einen brandneuen track der britischen dub & reggae formation reggae roast featuring tippa irie, der vor allem durch seine beteiligung an »hey mama« von the black eyed peas weltberühmt wurde. als remixer agiert dj madd, der old school reggae mit dubstep kombiniert.
anlässlich des 50-jährigen jubiläums von trojan records veröffentlicht bmg diese in bester pressqualität gefertigte picture-vinyl, die auf der a-seite den ikonischen trojan-helm und auf der b-seite das markant gestaltete »trojan 50«-logo zeigt. das album enthält ein dutzend der größten charthits des labels aus den 60er bis 80er jahren, dargeboten von den größten stars der jamaikanischen musik und gibt eine perfekte einführung in das legendäre reggae-label.
the legendary gig that joe strummer, singer from the punk rock band “the clash” attended and inspired his writing their classic ‘white man in hammersmith palais’ took place on the 05th june 1977. at the hammersmith palais venue on shepherd’s bush road w6, london during the height of punk mania. the full line up for the show were all jamaican artists dillinger, leroy smart, delroy wilson (all the first time from jamaica) and ken boothe. “ken boothe for uk pop reggae” who had already scored some hits with ‘everything i own’ and ‘crying over you’ in 1974. joe strummer was expecting roots, rock, reggae but the sound system this evening ‘admiral ken sound’ was playing ‘four tops all night’ as in soul and northern soul that were staple crowd pleasers at the time to warm up the audience, but in joe’s eyes the music should have reflected more jamaican roots based music. the song also deals with bigger issues of black and white unity, but some people including the punk rockers. “they’re all too busy fighting, for a good place under the lighting”. joe strummer himself was looking for fun. “i’m the whiteman in the palais... just looking for fun”.
reissue of obscure wackies twelve, you re back by lloyd mctaggart is one of wackies earliest and most obscure 12-. recorded around the same time as the monumental revolution / the time is now by leroy sibbles / stranger cole, it features the love joys backing vocals, lots of 70s synth percussion, the weirdest trumpet part and a wicked version as part two on the flipside.
der renommierte künstler elektronischer musik paul d. miller, besser bekannt als dj spooky, hat in einer kollaboration mit vp records einen exklusiven longplayer produziert. exklusive beats treffen auf authorisierte samples und melodien aus dem reichhaltigen katalog von greensleeves und vp. dj spooky wird dabei von seinem protege stephen levitin (aka apple juice kid) und dem keyboarder alex thompson (aka fourth shift) unterstützt. als stargast wurde walshy fire von major lazer für den tune enter the arena engagiert und der dancehall-künstler sanjay für dash it in the mirror- ins studio gebeten, sowie die stimmen von busy signal, lady saw und garnett silk kommen in dem vielseitigen dancehall-projekt zum einsatz.
while the righteousness of blackness is at the heart of the rastafarian faith, this collection illustrates how black pride remained a central theme, if not the defining essence, at the very core of all the music created at studio one records.
black man’s pride is the striking new studio one collection of deep heavyweight reggae featuring horace andy, alton ellis, the gladiators, sugar minott, the heptones, freddie mcgregor, cedric brooks & more.
this new album is released as a heavyweight gatefold double-lp edition with download code included.
this 3 track ep from the legendary lee perry brings together new and unreleased tracks recorded at mad professor s ariwa studio in south london. the ep kicks of with this is the upsetter, which sees lee chanting and philosophising over a rollicking bass, underpinned by understated guitar and perfectly placed hats, and continues to the straight up dub, lion share dub . and on the flipside is the title track, game of the throne , with brass section and backing vocals belting out soul fire, with lee offering his words to selassie. mastered by the legendary noel summerville, artwork by henry dubroot alderson and g.s-l studio.
“we are doing this on our own, with not much help from government. i am proud that we are building a movement. it’s like a child that you can see growing and evolving. it’s growing exponentially, but that was the plan… we are standing on the shoulders of giants. i grew up respecting the craft. there was that golden era of reggae music when everyone looked to jamaica. i know the history, i know the impact reggae music can have, and i want to be part of an era that brings it back to that stature” - protoje
soul sugar drop their own reggae version of marvin gaye’s -i want you-. french outfit soul sugar – the brainchild of guillaume “gee” metenier – deliver yet another soulful reggae 12”, this time a cover version of marvin gaye’s 1976 classic -i want you-. jamaicain native leonardo carmichael sings lead vocals and legendary drums and bass duo sly & robbie add their flavor to the mix, with two versions on side b. marvin gaye’s single -i want you- was a big step forward for his sound & vision and marked a change in direction – from hip motown soul to a more sultry, disco sound. marvin s vocals are notably intimate and the lyrics are more explicit, more personal. an original soul classic, -i want you- is memorable for its unique combination of lush harmonies, a mesmerizing groove and the apparent sexiness of the theme itself. soul sugar s discomix version combines a smooth mixture of reggae, soul and funk over beefy bass lines, designed for heavyweight sound systems. sly & robbie, rhythm duo known for their studio work on countless reggae classics since the 1960s deliver their version, taking us back to the golden age of reggae, the days when it was typical for jamaican musicians to record their own versions of american soul tunes ... ace producer jahno dubs the mix live and direct to tape, from his very own n.o.f studio
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.
veryone loves -why can t we live together- by timmy thomas: how could one resist such a strong music vibe coming with a message more relevant today than ever! it has been covered by the most creative artists more than a few times… recorded in paris and kingston, the soul sugar crew & leonardo carmichael make it their own with a sultry reggae groove. jahno on drums and syndrums, thomas naim on guitar, and guillaume -gee- metenier on keyboards and production duties, are delivering the classic hit in all its majesty, in the superior categories of both extended discomix, and dub version under the spell of dubmaster extraordinaire dennis bovell! what to say about the breathtaking interpretation of leonardo carmichael? growing up in jamaica, leonardo learnt many a song from his father glendon joseph mcfarlane, who would sing to his mother geraldine, who sang in a choir. leonardo grew up as a drummer and a singer in churches. through a mutual friend, he met nastassja hammond, daughter of beres hammond, with whom he started writing and releasing music for various artists including courtney john and kreesha turner. leonardo has a wide appreciation for diverse genres but keep an international reggae and dancehall feel at the core of his music. it can be said leonardo has faith & soul to the bone
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.
killer previously unreleased roots from the vaults of randys studio 17. in the mid 70s carol kalphat sang harmonies on max romeos if them ever, produced by clive chin at randys. at the same time however, she cut her own tune on the rhythm, also an indictment of the failures of the political system at the time. now released for the first time ever, backed with a raw rhythm version.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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!
(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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
MESSAGE TO THE BLACK MAN CHAPTER 1 & 2 (RED 10 INCH)
coloured 10" Vinyl FR23.07.18
forget public enemy! check nation of islam’s minister mohammad yusuf ali (aka prince buster) talkover rock steady cuts of louis farrakhan’s 1958 calypso manifesto “a white man’s heaven. recorded in kingston ja. 1967. explicit lyrics. exclusive reissue. pressing on red coloured 10 inch vinyl. taken from the forthcoming cd “africa - islam – revolution” (esr cd 01)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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.
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!
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
produced by sly & robbie at channel 1 in the early 80s. this killer viceroys tune was never released at the time, but was played by some sounds on dubplate and has become hunted by collectors ever since. great lyrics and a spare, heavy mix elevates this tune to more than something that didn t make the cut for release.
the best of pablo gad fasst das beste von pablos klassischen 12inches zusammen, die ursprünglich in den späten 70er und frühen 80er jahren auf dem form-label erschienen sind. classic uk roots and steppers von pablo gad, inkl. hard times & dub.
the nassau sessions were recorded in nassau bahamas in march of 2013 using zero analog equipment. this debut 7inch features four sedated, rum-fueled dubs by double pelican man. the sounds chosen are familiar to the dub reggae lexicon. deep sub bass, guitar chords, synth bleeps and clacking percussion. all drenched in echo and reverb, each ingredient added with careful consideration to the mix. the rhythms tumble and sway confidently. grooves are proudly extended, while the occasional overdub effect gives each track a paradoxically haunting undertone
the debut dub syndicate set from 1982, pre-dating the involvement of mainstay style scott. this features various members of creation rebel and african head charge turning out a wild dub set, with hard-hitting rhythms and fx-mutated melodies phasing in and out of the mix . recorded quickly with track titles cheekily poking fun at the contemporary series by the scientist which pitted him against various b-movie foes. the tunes themselves however are deadly serious, with version excursions on some classic on-u vocal cuts such as “bedward the flying preacher” and “across the red sea”, and a continuing commitment by producer adrian sherwood to take his love of reggae and filter it through his exploratory and uniquely english approach. re-cut at dubplates & mastering in berlin. includes download card with bonus track and sleevenotes by steve barker (on the wire)
originally issued as a cassette on the roir label alongside the likes of bad brains, suicide and the contortions, this second album from 1983 is an uncompromising collection of heavy dub manners and experimental studio soundscaping. dreader than dread roots rhythms sit alongside delay-baked post-punk instrumentals such as drilling equipment and synchroniser first ever international vinyl edition, re-cut as a double lp at 45rpm for improved frequency response, includes bonus track blood shed dub from the classic disco plate series, download card, and gatefold sleeve with sleevenotes by michael dub shore and steve on the wire bar