Tuesday, 22 July
Thursday, 03 July
**Weighty Bristol dub packaged in hand-numbered jacket with insert** "Here it is… the long awaited PengSound005, the first full Dubkasm 2 x 12″ on the label.. featuring the mystical rastaman ‘Lidj Xylon’! Stryda and Digistep, close friends from day one, shared and expressed their passion for roots music in unity as Dubchasm (later to be renamed Dubkasm) from around the mid 90’s. Then still in their teenage years, they have since stepped up in the ranks of UK soundsystem culture, operating from the heart of Bristol. With over 20 years of dedication to their craft, Dubkasm have provided some… Read more
Thursday, 19 June
Classic 1983 album from Josey Wales produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes at Channel One with the Roots Radics in full effect and Soldgie at the controls. Includes the Ganjaman anthems 'It A fi Bun' and 'Stalk Of Sensimilia'
Massive 1984 Roots Radics backed superstar clash produced by Henry 'Junjo' Lawes at Channel One with Soldgie at the controls. King Yellowman and the Colonel face off Volcano style!
Thursday, 12 June
**2LP in gatefold jacket** Ripe for summer, full spectrum sound system styles from Mungo's Hi-Fi and the Scotch Bonnet posse. 15 tracks covering roots, digidub, dubstep and dancehall reggae sounds vocalled by YT, Warrior Queen, Soom-T, Solo Banton, Cornel Campbell, Pupajim, Mr. Williams and many more.
Thursday, 05 June
"Tapper Zukie's ‘Peace in the Ghetto’ album would be the first release as part of his new deal with Virgin Records.This came about through a trip organised by the label to Jamaica in 1978 to sign up the cream of the crop of Reggae artists,for the new Virgin Front Line label. Personnel on this trip included John Lydon (Rotten) of the Sex Pistols ,whose band had just split up. The Peace in the Ghetto album deals with the political situation in at the time,the peace initiative between the gangs and Political Parties. Paying tribute to some of the gang leaders Claudie Massop ,Buckie Th… Read more
Thursday, 22 May
**Includes digital download voucher redeemable from the label** "Luca Fadda and F.S. Blumm return with a new album under the The Quasi Dub Development (QDD) moniker. The name of the album is initiated from two comic characters, that are meant as an ironic comment to the narrowness of the Dub scene: “Stiff-Neck” stands for the intolerant side of the reggae music scene. For him, the music has to stay as it always was, with big egos and always the same off beats. The “Little-Twister” is a lateral thinker who likes to make things happen with a considerable amount of hu… Read more
"Slim Smith is high on the list of great singers that came out of Jamaica. Although Jamaica was bursting with musical talent, few could match his soulful and heartfelt style. Sadly he had a very short career but he produced a catalogue of music that still stands the test of time, like all the great artists his story carries through the songs he left behind. Jamaican Recordings have compiled some of his finest moments from his period working alongside the Hit Maker from Jamaica producer Bunny Lee… A great set of tunes that we hope will keep his memory alive Keep the Light Shining….."
Thursday, 15 May
"Alogte Oho Jonas is the No. 1 gospel singer from Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. His songs are heard all over the main market of Bolgatanga through big speakers to entertain the busy life going on there. Jonas released alredy three albums by his own and is very active in getting the Bolgatanga music scene strong by working for the newly founded FRAMA, the Frafra music association. With "Zota Yinne" he teamed up with the "Sahel Souls" to create a strong gospel hymn with a deep Caribbean groove."
Thursday, 08 May
Another vinyl reissue from the Greensleeves archive - a 1980 classic from Michael Prophet.
Another vinyl reissue from the Greensleeves archive – a 1982 Roots Radics affair from dynamic duo Papa Michigan & General Smiley.
Thursday, 10 April
Deeply spiritual roots reggae reissued for the good of the dance. Roy Dobson croons slow heavy and meditative about the scattered Jamaican diaspora on the A-side over lilting nyabinghi, loping bass, and zippy organ runs, flipped into a mystic dub chamber sound on the B-side. There's a very good reason the scarce original fetches big money on the 2nd hand market… Recommended!
Thursday, 20 March
Cheeky dancehall bubblers from the Scotch Bonnet posse. A-side sparks up the 'Pepper Riddim' for vocal versions from Speng Bond and Parly B, plus instrumental. B-side, the rooted steppers force of 'Heavy Weightless Riddim' is ridden by Marina P and Capra Dread.
Thursday, 13 March
Killah platter from the Mungo's Hi Fi posse! Up top 'The Stinger' rinses the Sleng Teng bassline under wicked slow/fast steppers percussion and brand new vocal; down town it's a booming 808 rub-a-dub weapon called 'Dem Stylee' that sounds like early '90s techno spliced with Block Party hip hop and Jamaican subbass pressure. Nutty.
Thursday, 20 February
"Bucky Skank is a new occasional label from JD Twitch created solely to focus on tracks inspired by the myriad sounds that have come out of Jamaica over the last half century. The first 12" takes Twitch's long time obsession with Sleng Teng to its logical conclusion by including his take on that seminal rhythm. One of many versions he made purely for his amusement, after roping in former Roll Deep member, Killa P to do some vocals he decided to release it and the genesis of Bucky Skank was born. This track, "Skeng Teng", comes in vocal, instrumental and remix form, … Read more
Thursday, 13 February
"EM Records is proud to present the first new album release in 25 years from Sheriff Lindo, dubmaster of the Southern Hemisphere. His "Ten Dubs That Shook The World", released in 1988, has been growing in stature since its release, supported by its re-issue on EM Records, and in the meantime the Sheriff has been working steadily, deep-local style, honing his skills with the Australian sound systems Firehouse Sound and Earthlink Sound. The tracks on "Aftershock Dubs", recorded between 1990 and 2005, while never officially released, have been played as dub plates at sound system parties, … Read more
Rudest gamebwoy dubs from the Jahtari bossman. Entirely built on Nintendo's classic handheld console and a pimped-out Korg Monotron Delay and mixed to cassette, 'Dub Matrix With Stereo Sound' is the culmination of years of practice refining the art of handheld dub combat. Its nine short, sharp shockouts have typically been deployed as interludes during Disrupt's live shows on some of Europe's biggest sound-systems - so you know they've been thoroughly road-tested - but they sound just as canny on laptop speakers and home hi-fis. Mad to hear how crisp and potent his riddims are wi… Read more
2LP vinyl edition featuring 28 of the most sought-after tracks from the 3CD, 85-track set 'Jamaica Selects Jump Blues Strictly For You', the second in a series exploring US R&B favourites from the early Jamaican sound system scene. Compilation and annotated insert by reggae collector and authority Phil Etgart, a fascinating insight into the sounds that shaped early reggae (many tracks were subsequently covered by Jamaican artists).
28 track Vinyl Edition. "Before the development of its own recording industry, Jamaican music fans predominantly found musical fulfillment in the raw 'Shuffle Blues' music that emanated from mainland USA. This no-nonsense style of R&B dominated the island's sound system dances from the dawn of the Fifties, with operators aggressively competing with each other for 'exclusive' discs. This collection draws together the most popular of these influential sound system favourites, many of which were later covered by some of Jamaica'… Read more
Thursday, 06 February
"The productions of producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee were so extensive in the early to mid 1970’s that labels were created just to handle his ever expanding output. Three labels that came about during this time when dub was king were Jackpot. Justice and Attack. Here we look at the Jackpot label and have compiled a collection of some of its finest dub cuts. Jackpot Records was formed in the early 1970’s as a subsidiary of Trojan Records to handle the output from the hitmaker from Jamaica..Bunny ’Striker ’Lee. Bunny was at the birth of dub and worked closely with Dubmaster King Tubb… Read more
Thursday, 30 January
'82 roots reggae classic from Johnny Osbourne, produced by 'Junjo' mixed by Scientist, inc. 'Love Is Universal', 'Give A Little Love', 'In Your Eyes' etc.
Freddy's Best-selling album from '82, features Freddie's signature 'Big Ship' title track plus 'Roots Man Skanking', 'Stop Loving You', 'Peaceful Man' etc. produced by Linval Thompson, mixed by Scientist.
Stone cold classic digi-dancehall album from 1984 by sing-jay originator, Eek-A-Mouse, produced by Henry Junjo Lawes, recorded and mixed at Channel One. Reissued in original jacket and quality pressing. Tracklist: 1. Queen Elizabeth 2. Star, Daily News or Gleaner 3. Atlantis Lover 4. Palaving 5. Treason 6. Anarexol 7. Chip Out 8. Wild Like A Tiger 9. Don't Run And Cry 10. How I Got My Name