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  • NEVER GROW OLD Studio One Discography & Rhythm Directory BOOK

    NEVER GROW OLD Studio One Discography & Rhythm Directory BOOK

    £18.00
    Never Grow Old 6th Edition (2022); 120 pages, A4 paperback book. An essential guide to Studio One's vast musical output. Approximately 6500 titles are listed on 7", 10", 12", LP and CD format, with alternative versions of each rhythm.
  • Studio One Women Vol. 2 (2LP) Studio One Soul Jazz Records

    Studio One Women Vol. 2 (2LP) Studio One Soul Jazz Records

    £27.99

    Brand new selection of rare and classic releases made at Studio One by reggae's leading women! Featuring legendary artists such as Marcia Griffiths, Rita Marley and Hortense Ellis (with a guest appearance by her brother Alton), alongside a host of rarities from lesser known names such as Nina Soul, Nana Mclean, Denise Darlington, Myrna Hague and also Doreen Schaeffer - vocalist and founding member of The Skatalites!

    Featured here are some notable cover versions - from Tyrone Davis’ soul classic 'Can I Change My Mind' to the Byrds' 60s psychedelic anthemic 'Turn Turn Turn' in a rub-a-dub style!. Doreen Schaeffer versions Alton Ellis’s seminal 'I’m Still in Love with You', Nina Soul versions the slack rocksteady anthem 'Barb Wire'.

    Many of these tracks are almost impossible to find and many have never been issued ever since their initial release. The music on the album is - of course - 100% killer and features backing from all of the seminal groups at 13 Brentford Road including The Skatalites, Sound Dimension, Soul Brothers and the Brentford All Stars, and ranges from ska, rocksteady, roots, lovers and more from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

    All produced by Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd at Studio One Records, the number one sound in reggae music.

    The album is released on Soul Jazz Records as a double-vinyl with gatefold sleeve & download code.

  • Studio One Scorcher Vol. 2 (2LP) Studio One Soul Jazz Records

    Studio One Scorcher Vol. 2 (2LP) Studio One Soul Jazz Records

    £27.99
    Back in stock on double vinyl. the latest studio one release to be released on soul jazz records features a stellar line-up of jamaica's finest ever musicians. this album features many of the musicians involved with studio one who literally defined reggae music. from the skatalites members tommy mccook, roland alphonso and jackie mittoo to killer sidemen such as trombonist vin gordon (aka don drummond jnr), saxophonist cedric im brooks, keyboardist and twelve tribes of israel member pablove black. many of the rhythms that these musicians created became the backbone of the jamaican musical world and their songs have been replayed and re-versioned by 1000s of reggae producers ever since. the album features classic and super-rare tracks all recorded under clement sir coxsone dodds supervision at the legendary recording studio and record label. as well as seventeen killer tracks, the album comes with new sleevenotes and photography by dennis morris and adrian boot, making this another essential studio one reggae release for connoisseurs of reggae and newcomers alike.
  • L'Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion CD X-Ray Production

    L'Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion CD X-Ray Production

    £12.99
    Unstoppable elders of the L'Entourloop collective, King James and Sir Johnny are proud to present their long-awaited third and newalbum La Clarté Dans la Confusion (Clarity in Confusion). Produced in their now legendary Bandulu Studio, the 20 tracks of this new album are the result of a patient production process, carried out with care and passion. Throughout the album, L'Entourloop testifies in its own way via a puzzle of film samples, of this strange period that we have just gone through collectively, using all its savoir faire when it comes to make the people dance.
    Since 1964, when the song "My Boy Lollipop" flooded the European radio airwaves, L'Entourloop’s love for reggae and its culture has never stopped growing. With this third album, they wanted to pay tribute to the legendary pioneers of this incredible movement – artists and producers such as Tom Wong, Count Machuki, Prince Buster and Lee "Scratch" Perry. An album which is a true declaration of love for soundsystem culture and its children - reggae, dancehall and hip-hop.
    With no less than 32 guests from all over the world, MCs fling lyrics like guns like in a western movie and the new album is no exception! On the reggae side, Jamaican legends such as Ken Boothe and Bounty Killer meet new generation stars such as Alborosie, Kabaka Pyramid, Queen Omega and Marcus Gad. On the hip-hop side Chali 2Na from legendary US group Jurassic 5, Swedish MC Promoe from Looptroop Rockers, US rapper Rêverie, the excellent JuJu Rogers, French beatmaker Degiheugi and the irresistible South African female rapper Dope St Jude all make appearances. The UK vibe can also be felt with features from jungle and dancehall pioneers General Levy and Tippa Irie as well as heavyweights of the grime scene Flowdan, Lady Chann and Killa P. Fellow French artists are also in the spotlight with guests such as Big Red, O.B.F and Manudigital. To complete this amazing cast, L'Entourloop has once again called on the incomparable Troy Berkley from Bermuda and the talented trumpeter N'Zeng, formerly of Le Peuple de l'Herbe, to accompany the collective on the road alongwith a new addition - excellent Dutch rapper BlabberMouf, who has just joined the killer new live show.
  • Brown Sugar - Black Pride / Proud 12" Lover's Rock Soul Jazz

    Brown Sugar - Black Pride / Proud 12" Lover's Rock Soul Jazz

    £17.49

    First time on 12" vinyl for this lovers rock gem from 1977!

    Limited edition of 1000 pressings!

    Comes in Lover's Rock label replica card sleeve!

    ‘Black Pride’ is the seminal Lovers Rock tune from Brown Sugar pressed loud for the first ever time on this new one-off press limited-edition (just 1,000 copies worldwide) 12” on Soul Jazz Records!

    Brown Sugar formed in London in 1976 made up of teenagers Pauline Catlin, Caron Wheeler and Carol Simms. After Brown Sugar Caron Wheeler became known worldwide as the vocalist in Soul II Soul and Carol Simms launched a succesfull solo career under the name ‘Kofi'. “Black Pride” was originally released on the Lovers Rock label, a fledgling reggae label formed by musicians Dennis Bovell and John Kpiaye and producer Dennis Harris.

    Brown Sugar were unique - not only were they one of the most important of the first wave of lovers rock groups they were the only group who managed to succesfully blend together a reggae roots consciousness with a lovers rock sensibility. The classic ‘Black Pride’ perfectly reflects this unique sound.

  • Hollie Cook - Happy Hour CD Merge Records

    Hollie Cook - Happy Hour CD Merge Records

    £11.99
    With Happy Hour, her ravishing new LP, Hollie Cook matures into the queen of modern day “lovers rock”—the lush girly harmony reggae style beloved in Britain since the 1970s. Evolution rings from the bittersweet opening title track; tender yet assertive, Hollie’s voice caresses evocative lyrics through the arrangement’s tumbling changes.
    Hollie dares to invite listeners into her true personality through these alluring songs, which she co-produced with her General Roots band members Ben Mckone and Luke Allwood, and executive producer Youth.
    “Particularly with the songwriting, I was trying to really push myself and be open, to not be restricted in any way. I have always been a fan of theatrical pop music and wanted to experiment more with the song form.” Indeed, the dizzying arrangement of “Gold Girl” shows Hollie as boldly orchestrated, cinematic. “Now I don’t shy away from it when I want to be dramatic,” she declares.
    The record itself is a product of great drama: the pandemic. After eight years of touring together, General Roots—keyboards man Luke Allwood, drummer Ben Mckone, guitarist Joe Price, and bassist James Mckone—have truly become Hollie’s band. They all spent quarantine together, honing songs they had started writing pre-COVID. “I used to definitely lean on my producers (Prince Fatty and Youth), but my vision was always to write and produce with my band,” she explains. “We are a circle of trust.”
    Full of emotion, leaning into healing and understanding, Hollie’s lyrics on Happy Hour speak directly to our pain and confusion and steer us towards resolution on tracks like “Moving On,” “Unkind Love,” and “Love in the Dark.” The album’s closer, “Praying,” is inspired by a trauma in her close friendship circle. “I was feeling raw and had to figure out how to find strength and express myself in a time of crisis, where to turn if you are not of a particular faith,” she says. Though spiritual, Hollie is no saint, inviting us to rave on “Move My Way,” which she describes as “a party song inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival.” Hollie is also a wise woman—literally the “Full Moon Baby” she summons so seductively. And like any good witch, Hollie understands the power of medicinal herbs on “Kush Kween,” her collaboration with Jamaican singer Jah9. These are love incantations that would be wrong to resist. “It’s about finding a space where you can reach for moments of light, love, and self-care,” she explains.
    Touring as a teenager with punk legends The Slits encouraged the fierceness within her sweetness. Hollie’s mentor was Ari Up, the band’s lead singer and a lifelong friend of Cook’s parents (Sex Pistols drummer Paul and her singer mother Jeni). “My father always said I would be a singer. But I discovered lovers rock on my own. I heard it on pirate radio and at friends’, and I was bewildered, enchanted,” she recalls. “The Slits are the reason I have pursued this career. I was surrounded by powerful women at a young age, and when my time came, I was never fazed by male dominance. They were my wall of courage.”
    From those feisty roots, Hollie has only grown. Her soulful directness on Happy Hour is relatable and authentic. “I can’t get away from it,” she says. “Making this music that I love, I do turn deep inside myself. It makes me explore a lot of human truths and feelings that we should not shy away from, and it feels like a release to turn them into songs.” — Vivien Goldman.
  • Hollie Cook - Happy Hour LP Merge Records

    Hollie Cook - Happy Hour LP Merge Records

    £21.49
    With Happy Hour, her ravishing new LP, Hollie Cook matures into the queen of modern day “lovers rock”—the lush girly harmony reggae style beloved in Britain since the 1970s. Evolution rings from the bittersweet opening title track; tender yet assertive, Hollie’s voice caresses evocative lyrics through the arrangement’s tumbling changes.

    Hollie dares to invite listeners into her true personality through these alluring songs, which she co-produced with her General Roots band members Ben Mckone and Luke Allwood, and executive producer Youth.

    “Particularly with the songwriting, I was trying to really push myself and be open, to not be restricted in any way. I have always been a fan of theatrical pop music and wanted to experiment more with the song form.” Indeed, the dizzying arrangement of “Gold Girl” shows Hollie as boldly orchestrated, cinematic. “Now I don’t shy away from it when I want to be dramatic,” she declares.

    The record itself is a product of great drama: the pandemic. After eight years of touring together, General Roots—keyboards man Luke Allwood, drummer Ben Mckone, guitarist Joe Price, and bassist James Mckone—have truly become Hollie’s band. They all spent quarantine together, honing songs they had started writing pre-COVID. “I used to definitely lean on my producers (Prince Fatty and Youth), but my vision was always to write and produce with my band,” she explains. “We are a circle of trust.”

    Full of emotion, leaning into healing and understanding, Hollie’s lyrics on Happy Hour speak directly to our pain and confusion and steer us towards resolution on tracks like “Moving On,” “Unkind Love,” and “Love in the Dark.” The album’s closer, “Praying,” is inspired by a trauma in her close friendship circle. “I was feeling raw and had to figure out how to find strength and express myself in a time of crisis, where to turn if you are not of a particular faith,” she says. Though spiritual, Hollie is no saint, inviting us to rave on “Move My Way,” which she describes as “a party song inspired by the Notting Hill Carnival.” Hollie is also a wise woman—literally the “Full Moon Baby” she summons so seductively. And like any good witch, Hollie understands the power of medicinal herbs on “Kush Kween,” her collaboration with Jamaican singer Jah9. These are love incantations that would be wrong to resist. “It’s about finding a space where you can reach for moments of light, love, and self-care,” she explains.

    Touring as a teenager with punk legends The Slits encouraged the fierceness within her sweetness. Hollie’s mentor was Ari Up, the band’s lead singer and a lifelong friend of Cook’s parents (Sex Pistols drummer Paul and her singer mother Jeni). “My father always said I would be a singer. But I discovered lovers rock on my own. I heard it on pirate radio and at friends’, and I was bewildered, enchanted,” she recalls. “The Slits are the reason I have pursued this career. I was surrounded by powerful women at a young age, and when my time came, I was never fazed by male dominance. They were my wall of courage.”

    From those feisty roots, Hollie has only grown. Her soulful directness on Happy Hour is relatable and authentic. “I can’t get away from it,” she says. “Making this music that I love, I do turn deep inside myself. It makes me explore a lot of human truths and feelings that we should not shy away from, and it feels like a release to turn them into songs.” — Vivien Goldman.
  • Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker CD On-U Sound

    Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker CD On-U Sound

    £13.99

    Best Seller Back In Stock!

    10 brand new recordings from the legendary Jamaican singer and longtime Massive Attack collaborator, Horace Andy, produced by Adrian Sherwood. Midnight Rocker has been approached in a similar fashion to the late-career quality that Sherwood coaxed out of Lee "Scratch" Perry with the Rainford and Heavy Rain albums, assembling a crack team of players and spending many months perfecting performance, arrangements and mixing.

    The result is a remarkable suite of tracks that sparkle with superb musicianship, carefully crafted production and Horace's beautiful vocals. The material includes revisiting and updating a few classic Horace Andy songs such as 'Mr. Bassie', but the bulk of the tracks are brand new compositions with contemporary messages, such as 'Watch Over Them' and 'Materialist'. The pair have also versioned 'Safe From Harm', a much-loved early single by the group that Andy is most associated with ' Massive Attack

    'On-U Sound are very proud to present a truly wonderful album with one of the all-time great singer-songwriters in the rich history of Jamaican music, Horace Andy. This is a true gold star performance, and I'm very proud of it.' Adrian Sherwood.

  • MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday (Alternative MC Sleeve) 2LP Metal Face Records

    MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday (Alternative MC Sleeve) 2LP Metal Face Records

    £31.49
    2LP black vinyl edition with an 18 x 24” poster of the cover art (Alternative MC Sleeve). MF DOOM's 1999 classic Operation: Doomsday is now presented on a premium grade LP, with audio re-mastered from the original Fondle'Em Records release, and a poster of the album cover art! Underneath his mysterious metal mask, MF DOOM hides the cachet underground legends are made of. After KMD (his first group)’s 1994 sophomore album Bl_ck B_st_rds was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and his blood brother Subroc (one half of the sibling rap duo) passed away, surviving frontman Zev Love X mutated into the MC Avenger known as MF DOOM and the Rap world is better for it. This 19-cut deep album is ridiculously dope, in a bizarro Ol’ Dirty Bastard kind of way. Doom sounds either high or drunk on most of the tracks, his self-produced beats are gritty, and his rhyme styles are almost indecipherable. On arguably the best track, “Rhymes Like Dimes,” Doom weaves some pointed lyrics through his abstract wordplay, spitting ‘only in America could you find a way to earn a healthy buck / And still keep your attitude on self-destruct.’ Who You Think I Am? features DOOM‘s crew M.onster I.sland C.zars, while on “?” he trades hot verses with former Columbia artist Kurious Jorge. Doom’s avant-garde ghetto-rhyme philosophies take even more intentionally weird twists on “Tick, Tick...” where he and guest MC MF Grimm’s flows warble over a rhythm track whose tempo speeds up and slows down continually. The comic-book themed skits, will help take you deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come. And in today’s bland commercial Rap universe, Operation: Doomsday’s left-of-center beats and rhymes are the perfect remedy. 
  • Big Youth - Long Road 7" Skankin' Society Records

    Big Youth - Long Road 7" Skankin' Society Records

    £8.99
    Second batch of releases for Fruits Records imprint label Skankin’ Society Records!

    The 18th Parallel has prove to be at the forefront of Roots Reggae in Europe. They placed themselves has one of the most authentic bands in terms of Roots and their collaboration with Jamaican legends put a light on their amazing work. Today, The 18th Parallel presents another scorcher with DJ superstar Big Youth. On a rockers one drop riddim led by the funky touch of drummer extraordinaire Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace, Big Youth proves that he’s hotter than ever and true to his roots providing conscious lyrics and legendary gimmicks. ‘Long Road’ will take you into a trip to a Rockers movie dance party where style and fashion are as eccentric as the DJ on the mic. “Move ya!”
  • Vin Morgan - I'll Rise Again / Survivor Dub 7" Skankin' Society (Fruits)

    Vin Morgan - I'll Rise Again / Survivor Dub 7" Skankin' Society (Fruits)

    £8.99
    Second batch of releases for Fruits Records sister imprint label Skankin’ Society Records!
    Vin Morgan is well known by record collectors for being the man behind Soul Defenders Band (Studio One in-house band after Sound Dimension) and most of all the writer and vocalist of Roots anthem ‘Jah Love’ (New Era, 1984). Even if the larger audience haven’t heard his name much, Vin Morgan is probably one of the greatest songwriters of Jamaica. Musical director at Studio One in the seventies, Vin knows how to combine good writing with catchy melodies to get hits. Shadow worker, he only released his first solo album in 2017. This gem album was produced by Iroko Records and Roberto Sánchez and it features killer song ‘Thanks A Lot’.
    Beautifully sung by Vin’s falsetto, ‘I’ll Rise Again’ was recorded in Kingston under the musical direction of legendary bass player and producer Boris Gardiner. It also features guest drummer and longtime Studio One partner Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace. ‘I’ll Rise Again’ has a strong lyrical content that shall give hope and strength to all survivors: “I’ll rise again, in the sunshine, through the rain / I’ll rise again, patch up the bruises and ignore the pain / I’ll rise again, don’t let the system conquer me / I’ll rise again, I wanna choose my destiny”. Words, sound and power!  
  • Lovers Rock (The Soulful Sound Of Romantic Reggae) 2LP Trojan Records

    Lovers Rock (The Soulful Sound Of Romantic Reggae) 2LP Trojan Records

    £25.49

    Preorder now for release date of 27th May 2022.

    The first British reggae sub-genre to achieve ‘outernational’ success and influence the music of Jamaica, lovers rock was a dominating force in the UK scene, from the mid-Seventies through to the close of the Eighties.

    Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically-themed genre was heavily influenced by the styles of US R&B and the predominantly soulful Jamaican rock steady sound of the Sixties.

    Despite the style achieving mainstream success with a number of major UK chart hits, lovers rock received scant attention in the mainstream media until the screening of Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series, “Small Axe”, the highlight of which was an aptly titled episode that paid tribute to the style and its impact upon British culture.

    Since then, interest in the genre has continued to grow internationally and reflecting this trend comes this handsomely packaged album which is presented in 2 physical formats – 2x LP and 3CD.

    Comprising the most popular and influential recordings in the style, the collection includes works by such legendary British performers as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty, notably Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Sugar Minott.

    With its focus firmly upon the best-loved romantic reggae sounds of the Seventies and Eighties (whilst the 3CD set also digs deep into the archive), this essential collection of dancefloor favourites provides the most authentic representation of lovers rock sounds yet to see issue.

  • Lovers Rock (The Soulful Sound Of Romantic Reggae) 3CD Trojan Records

    Lovers Rock (The Soulful Sound Of Romantic Reggae) 3CD Trojan Records

    £17.99

    Preorder now for release date of 27th May 2022.

    The first British reggae sub-genre to achieve ‘outernational’ success and influence the music of Jamaica, lovers rock was a dominating force in the UK scene, from the mid-Seventies through to the close of the Eighties.

    Developed largely as a counterpoint to the more militant style of roots reggae, the romantically-themed genre was heavily influenced by the styles of US R&B and the predominantly soulful Jamaican rock steady sound of the Sixties.

    Despite the style achieving mainstream success with a number of major UK chart hits, lovers rock received scant attention in the mainstream media until the screening of Steve’s McQueen’s award-winning 2020 BBC TV series, “Small Axe”, the highlight of which was an aptly titled episode that paid tribute to the style and its impact upon British culture.

    Since then, interest in the genre has continued to grow internationally and reflecting this trend comes this handsomely packaged album which is presented in 2 physical formats – 2x LP and 3CD.

    Comprising the most popular and influential recordings in the style, the collection includes works by such legendary British performers as Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson and Louisa Mark, alongside established Jamaican reggae royalty, notably Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, John Holt and Sugar Minott.

    With its focus firmly upon the best-loved romantic reggae sounds of the Seventies and Eighties (whilst the 3CD set also digs deep into the archive), this essential collection of dancefloor favourites provides the most authentic representation of lovers rock sounds yet to see issue.

  • Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Deluxe Edition) 2 LP Rhino Atlantic

    Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Deluxe Edition) 2 LP Rhino Atlantic

    £36.99

    The vinyl version comes in a replica of the original sleeve, which features photos from the era, including the cover art taken by Lee Friedlander, an award-winning photographer renowned for the portraits of jazz artists he took for Atlantic Records in the 1950s. The CD and LP versions of the deluxe edition include a newly remastered version of the 1958 album, plus unreleased outtakes on disc two.

    On May 14 and 15, 1957, Thelonious Monk sat in with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers to record a one-off album for Atlantic Records; Monk's lone appearance on the label. It was also his only recording with the Jazz Messengers, an ever-evolving collective led by drummer Art Blakey, who's joined on the album by Johnny Griffin on tenor saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet, and bassist Spanky DeBrest.

    Monk and Blakey frequently recorded together in the decade leading up to the 1957 sessions produced by Nesuhi Ertegun and recorded at Capitol Studios in New York. That bond makes the album a true meeting of the minds, a beautiful union of Monk's melodies with Blakey's unshakable sense of swing on stellar versions of Monk originals like "In Walked Bud" "I Mean You," and "Blue Monk."

    An illustrated booklet comes with the collection and features liner notes by music historian, journalist, and producer Ashley Khan. His writing provides historical context about the artists and insightful commentary about their art. He notes: "Riverside's Brilliant Corners and Monk’'s Music are inarguably classic recordings from the same 1956-57 period. Yet they were more about studio craft and introducing new material. Atlantic's Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk was also a studio effort, yet it bristles as a blowing session should, pulsing with a giddy, anything-can-happen energy."

  • John Coltrane - My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2 LP Rhino

    John Coltrane - My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 2 LP Rhino

    £39.99

    Released In 1961, My Favorite Things Made John Coltrane A Star With Box-Office Pulling Power Previously Preserved For The Likes Of Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, The MJQ, And Miles Davis.

    The Dazzling Quartet Treatment Of The Richard Rodgers Hit Song, Features Coltrane On Soprano Saxophone For The First Time On Record, Exercised A Hypnotic Effect On All Sorts Of Music Lovers And Trend-Spotters.

    The Title Track Was A Hit Single, And The Album Became A Major Commercial Success. In 1998, The Album Received The Grammy Hall Of Fame Award. It Attained Gold Record Status In 2018, Having Sold 500,000 Copies.

    The Mono Version Of This Album, Believed Lost, Was Recently Found, And Is Included In This Deluxe Package, As Well As The Stereo Version, Both Mastered From The Original Tapes.

    The Packaging Includes Liner Notes By Award-Winning Writer Ben Ratliff, As Well As Photos And Atlantic Records Ephemera.

    PERSONNEL / LINE-UP:
    John Coltrane, Soprano And Tenor Saxophone; McCoy Tyner, Piano; Steve Davis, Double Bass; Elvin Jones, Drums.

  • Tony Allen - Secret Agent (2022 Remaster) LP World Circuit

    Tony Allen - Secret Agent (2022 Remaster) LP World Circuit

    £25.49
    Tony Allen (1940 – 2020) Has Long Been Acknowledged As Africa's Finest Drummer And One Of The Continent's Most Influential Musicians. Together With Fela Kuti (With Whom He Played For 15 Years) Allen Co-Created Afrobeat - The Hard-Driving, Horns-Rich, Funk-Infused, Politically Insurrectionary Style Which Became Such A Dominant Force In African Music And Such An Influence Worldwide. His Iconic Drumming Has Since Underpinned An Extensive Catalogue Of Solo Works As Well As Collaborations With The Likes Of Damon Albarn (As Part Of The Good, The Bad And The Queen), Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sebastien Tellier, Grace Jones, Malian Superstar Oumou Sangaré, Jeff Mills And Hugh Masekela.

    His 2009 World Circuit Debut, The Raw And Uncut Secret Agent, Has All The Ingredients That Combine To Make Afrobeat So Special - Fat, Full-Throated, Hard Riffing Horns; Nagging Tenor Guitars; Jazz- And Funk-Informed Saxophone And Trumpet Work Outs; Effervescent Chicken-Shack Keyboards; Lyrics Rich In Folk Metaphors And Proverbs, Some Of Which Confront State Corruption And Oppression (Kuti’s Most Frequent Targets); Deep-Soul Call And Response Vocals; And, Of Course, Energising Everything Around It, Allen’s Majestic Drumming.

    To Mark The 2nd Anniversary Of Tony Allen’s Passing At The Age Of 80, World Circuit Will Re-Release This Classic Album On 2 X 180g Heavyweight Vinyl. The Audio Has Been Remastered And The Package Features The Original 2009 Sleeve Notes In A 4p 12” Booklet.
  • Peter Tosh - Complete Captured Live 2LP Parlophone Green & Orange marbled vinyl

    Peter Tosh - Complete Captured Live 2LP Parlophone Green & Orange marbled vinyl

    £34.99

    On Marbled Orange and Green vinyl.

    First time available since 2002.

    The show was recorded in 1983 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and originally release in 1984.

    The Complete Captured Live features all 15 songs performed that night.

    EMI package adaptation - THIS IS USING FINISHED APPROVED ART & METALWORK.

    LP1 Green Marble (140g Vinyl)

    LP2 Solid Orange Marble (140g Vinyl)

  • Treasure Isle presents Soul Power '68 LP Trojan Records

    Treasure Isle presents Soul Power '68 LP Trojan Records

    £21.99
    Record Store Day "RSD First" release, part of the April 23rd 2022 drops.

    The US Record Store Day website states that this release was released in a quantity of 900 copies.

    Special Edition 140G Purple
      Soul Power is a previously unissued Doctor Bird Records compilation, a tape of which was recently discovered in the archive. The long-lost collection features Treasure Isle rock steady and soul gems, all produced by Duke Reid in 1968.
  • Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul LP Foundation Music BMG

    Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul LP Foundation Music BMG

    £19.99

    Lady Blackbird - Black Acid Soul (Vinyl Reissue LP, 12” Black Vinyl)

    After months of anticipation, Lady Blackbird’s already critically acclaimed debut album, Black Acid Soul which was recorded in the legendary Studio B (Prince’s room) in Sunset Sound and produced by Grammy-nominated Chris Seefried has now been reissued via Foundation Music/BMG.

    With a voice that has stopped critics in their tracks, Lady Blackbird is a revelatory new talent with music that transcends the jazz scene through which the LA-based artist is rooted. Reflecting influences as varied as Billie Holiday, Gladys Knight, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan, with critics drawing comparisons to Adele, Amy and Celeste, Lady Blackbird’s distinct and beguiling talent is not one to be missed.

    Available now on 12” Black Vinyl LP.

  • Soom T - Good CD X- Ray Production

    Soom T - Good CD X- Ray Production

    £11.99
    Soom T returns with her new studio album “Good” which she entirely self-produced for her own imprint Renegade Masters. An album at the crossroads of reggae, dub and jazz, in which she denounces, as usual, the political and social problems of our time.
  • Danny T & Tradesman - Meditation Life ft Blessed San / Manasseh Remix 12" Dub Junction

    Danny T & Tradesman - Meditation Life ft Blessed San / Manasseh Remix 12" Dub Junction

    £11.99

    It's a Leeds meets Uganda link up, as Subdub residents Danny T & Tradesman meet one of the top MC's in Africa today, Blessed San, on this high energy riddim, ready for the soundsystem.

    Nick Manasseh completely reworks the instrumental for his take on the record, with a laid- back, deep and soulful remix for the B side, perfect to warm up any session.

    Limited run of 400, pressed to 180g vinyl. Mastered by Ten Eight Seven

  • Soom T - Good LP X-Ray Productions

    Soom T - Good LP X-Ray Productions

    £25.99
    Soom T returns with her new studio album “Good” which she entirely self-produced for her own imprint Renegade Masters. An album at the crossroads of reggae, dub and jazz, in which she denounces, as usual, the political and social problems of our time.
  • Jah Bast - Ova Yunda / Michael Exodus - Ova Dub 7" Dig This Way

    Jah Bast - Ova Yunda / Michael Exodus - Ova Dub 7" Dig This Way

    £9.99

    Jah Bast has a special voice and a deep approach to roots reggae music, being part of Darker Shade Of Roots in Geneva. 

    This track is on the same Riddim as 'Abeng - Run Come Rally' 

    Mixed and Dubbed by Michael Exodus at his Dub Basement, Rome.

  • Abeng - Run Come Rally / Michael Exodus - No Botha Dub 7" Dig This Way

    Abeng - Run Come Rally / Michael Exodus - No Botha Dub 7" Dig This Way

    £9.99

    Wicked slab of one drop roots reggae from Abeng with Michael Exodus dub on the flip side. 

    Following the inspiration of the great 70's roots, Abeng drops this brand new heavyweight roots reggae 45!

    Abeng Arranges, plays and sings the whole track.

    "After a long time of desocialisation locked in Babylon, it's time to gather and be free" 

    Mixed and dubbed by Michael Exodus at his Dub Basement Studio in Rome.

  • The Disciples - Living By The Sea / Rockstone Dub 10" Boom-Shacka-Lacka

    The Disciples - Living By The Sea / Rockstone Dub 10" Boom-Shacka-Lacka

    £11.95
    Fresh new 10" release on the legendary BSL The Disciples label - a double-sided killer with 2 fresh new tunes!

    In conjunction with The Disciples, we are reviving the legendary BSL label! This label is one of the pillars of UK Dub.

    This is a first come first serve basis, the previous releases had sold out fast, so be sure not to miss out!
  • Murray Man - Bible School Teachings / Jane Warriah 10" Indica Dubs

    Murray Man - Bible School Teachings / Jane Warriah 10" Indica Dubs

    £11.95
    This is the first Indica Dubs release to feature the legendary Murray Man! ‘Bible School Teachings’ was recorded during early 2021 – and as always, Murray Man comes through with a serious message in the lyrics, topics regarding the current climate. ‘Time to Rearrange’ by Jane Warriah, also featuring for the first time on Indica Dubs, is a straight headshot to the Babylon system, calling for the youths to rise up and make a change! This vocal was originally recorded mid 2020 on another riddim by Indica Dubs - however the vibes from the vocals inspired this new riddim which you hear today!

    The 10” contains 4 mixes in total; 2 vocals with 2 dub mixes. The dub mix on Side A has flying echoes with vocal bits, and the dub on Side B is totally raw instrumental dubwise! The riddim produced together by Indica Dubs & Forward Fever – whom together have produced hit songs such as Righteous Man, Let Jah, The Wisest Live Long and more. Guitars played by Liam from Partial Records. Mixed by Indica Dubs at the Indica Dubs studio. Mastered by the mighty Vibronics at the Dub Cupboard studio.
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry & The 18th Parallel - Words From The Upsetter / Spring Thunderstorm 7" Fruits Re

    Lee "Scratch" Perry & The 18th Parallel - Words From The Upsetter / Spring Thunderstorm 7" Fruits Re

    £8.99
    As reggae lovers for decades, one Fruits Records biggest dreams was to collaborate with the creative genius behind the legendary sound of the Black Ark studio, one of the dub originators, the man responsible for shaping the sound of Bob Marley and the Wailers amongst many other greats, the mighty Upsetter, the unspeakable Lee “Scratch” Perry! That happy day has finally arrived in 2019 when Lee, who lived in Switzerland for a longtime, recorded his voice on The 18th Parallel’s ‘Cosmic Drop Riddim’.

    The details around ‘Words From The Upsetter’ recording are not that common. In summer 2017, we at Fruits Records had the privilege to tour European festivals with Lee “Scratch” Perry as members of the Najavibes backing band. This is how we got to know the legend and start the production process. The first seed was sown. Nevertheless, the riddim track of the song was laid down in Kingston in 2014, as our crew of musicians – not known yet as The 18th Parallel – was recording our first release ever, A Little Walk album with the legendary Sino-Jamaican singer I Kong. The unused riddim slept in the hard drive for five years until we found the right artist to ride it. The Upsetter had that mystic vibes we were looking for, it was a perfect fit.
    Then we spiced it up with a few more overdubs – analog string synthesizer, cosmic guitars, subtle sounds of musique concrète. Finally Roberto Sánchez brilliantly recreated the type of sound that the Black Ark was famous for: full of Mutron Bi-Phase, tape delay and spring reverb hits as testifies the dub version ‘Spring Thunderstorm’.

    The production of this song has been a long and heavy process, but we're now able to present this brand new recording to the world. Sadly, Lee’s not physically here anymore to witness this release, but his musical legacy is so immeasurable that his memory will live forever in every music enthusiasts’ heart around the world. And this record is now a part of this legacy. We’ll be forever thankful for this opportunity and would like to give a special thanks to his family and friends (big up Dr. T!) who helped us and gave us assistance during the creative process. This record is dedicated to the loving memory of Lee “Scratch” Perry.

    Also available is the companion 45 on the same Cosmic Drop riddim featuring the legendary Studio One trombonist, Vin Gordon - Cosmic Drop / Yasus Afari - Healing Chant

  • Vin Gordon & The 18th Parallel - Cosmic Drop / Yasus Afari - Healing Chant 7" Fruits Records

    Vin Gordon & The 18th Parallel - Cosmic Drop / Yasus Afari - Healing Chant 7" Fruits Records

    £8.99
    Here's the companion vinyl on the Cosmic Drop riddim After the Lee "Scratch" Perry - Words From My Mouth / Spring Thunderstorm 7" (Available separately on 45)

     The ‘Cosmic Drop Riddim’ wouldn’t be fully completed without two extra unexpected cuts. The first one is an amazing instrumental song featuring Perry’s longtime friend and Jamaican number one trombonist Vin Gordon where trombone meets bass clarinet and bass flute to create a deep, foggy, mystical atmosphere. This will take you to a night journey to East Africa. The second cut highlights the art of dub poetry through the beautiful poem by Yasus Afari, ‘Healing Chant’.

  • Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Rainford LP On-U Sound

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Rainford LP On-U Sound

    £19.99
    The mighty Upsetter returns with 9 brand new tracks recorded with longtime friend and collaborator Adrian Sherwood at the controls.

    “It's the most intimate album Lee has ever made, but at the same time the musical ideas are very fresh. I'm extremely proud of what we've come up as a piece of work". - A.M.S

    This new set is the culmination of over two years work and recording sessions that span Jamaica, Brazil and the UK. Determined to craft a work of lasting power, Sherwood likens to the album to the work that Rick Rubin did with Johnny Cash on the American Recordings series, a deeply personal work (the album title refers to Lee’s birth name) and arguably the strongest batch of original material that Perry has released for many years.

    From the atmospheric field recording and wah-wah guitar of album opener “Cricket On The Moon”, to the gothic cello embellishment on “Let It Rain”, the chopped-and-compressed horn section of “Makumba Rock”, to the layered, carefully arranged backing vocals like a heavenly chorus throughout the record, this is an album with true love, care and attention poured into it’s every groove. It culminates in the truly extraordinary “Autobiography Of The Upsetter”, in which Scratch narrates the story of his life from growing up on a plantation in 1930s colonial Jamaica to becoming a worldwide musical superstar.

    The story of Lee Perry and Adrian Sherwood collaborating stretches back to the mid-1980s, and a fortuitous meeting brokered by underground broadcasting legend Steve Barker between the dub innovator and UK upstart. This led to the creation of On-U classics such as Time Boom X De Devil Dead and The Mighty Upsetter, as well as Lee gracing Dub Syndicate records with some vital vocal injections.
  • New Age Steppers - Love Forever LP On-U Sound

    New Age Steppers - Love Forever LP On-U Sound

    £19.99
    Love Forever was issued posthumously in 2012, following the untimely passing of Ari Up two years before.Like the preceding New Age Steppers album from 1983, it was started in Jamaica and completed in London, producer Adrian Sherwood wishing to complete the work they had started and to pay appropriate tribute to his longtime friend.

    The original Steppers records were heavily influenced by the Jamaican music coming into the UK on import 12”s at the time, and Love Forever updates that approach, with nods to dancehall and bashment. Other tracks such as single “My Nerves” recall Ari Up’s work with The Slits, as well as more modern firebrands such as Atari Teenage Riot or Le Tigre. Dub Syndicate provide the backing on the irreverent “The Schiesse Song”, there are left turns into electro and harmony-laden fusion-pop, and final track “The Death Of The Trees” is a fitting instrumental elegy by Sherwood to his departed collaborator.   This is the 2021 black vinyl Reissue!
  • New Age Steppers -  Foundation Steppers LP On-U Sound

    New Age Steppers - Foundation Steppers LP On-U Sound

    £19.99
    The third New Age Steppers arrived in 1983 and marked a sea change in approach, a warmer sounding record than the two thrilling-but-abrasive LPs that had preceded it.

    Part of this was down to frontwoman Ari Up moving to Jamaica and instigating proceedings with a session at the legendary Channel One with Style Scott and a JA horn section, before bringing the tapes back to London for Adrian Sherwood to work on. The other big factor was bringing in Bim Sherman to step up to the mic on several tracks, after interpreting some of his material on the previous albums. His distinctive croon works as the perfect foil to Ari’s own vocal takes, and the resulting album is perhaps the closest the collective got to laying down an album that is identifiably roots reggae, albeit still breaking tradition with colourful synth tones and a post-punk production sensibility.  
  • New Age Steppers - New Age Steppers LP On-U Sound

    New Age Steppers - New Age Steppers LP On-U Sound

    £19.99
    The landmark first album on the On-U Sound label, this self-titled debut announced a gathering of the tribes: producer Adrian Sherwood bringing together members of the Slits, the Pop Group, the Flying Lizards and the Raincoats and getting them to collaborate with the likes of the Roots Radics’ Style Scott, Creation Rebel’s Crucial Tony, and Aswad’s George Oban to form a potent post-punk/dub fusion.

    The albums two highest peaks are brilliantly realised interpretations of Jamaican classics - Junior Byles’ “Fade Away” and Bim Sherman’s “Love Forever”, Ari Up’s vocal transporting the dread warning and lovers rock vibes to the icy hallways of early-80s London squatland. Elsewhere Mark Stewart marshalls an early version of his “Crazy Dreams and High Ideals” (later re-versioned with the Maffia), music journalist Vivien Goldman voices caustic album closer “Private Armies” (originally a b-side to her Launderette single), and all sorts of strange noises and rhythmic murk bridge the gaps, the instrumentals falling somewhere between a late night studio session at Channel One and the kinds of experimental soundscapes being explored at the time by Industrial Records.

    A certified classic of the era back on wax for the first time in 40 years and an essential addition to any post-punk record collection.
  • Gift Of Gab - Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! LP

    Gift Of Gab - Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! LP

    £22.99

    Among the greatest lyricists hip-hop has ever seen, Gift Of Gab was one half of iconic duo Blackalicious, and inspired countless listeners before his untimely passing in 2021. As the last project Gab released commercially during his lifetime, Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! is an important contribution to the famed emcee’s extraordinary discography. Originally released on digital outlets in 2018, the EP is a triumphant celebration of lyricism as an art form, bursting with whirlwind flows and dazzling wordplay. Now, Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again! is available on vinyl for the first time. Featuring memorable appearances from R.A. The Rugged Man and A-F-R-O, the collection is a compelling reminder that even toward the end of his life, Gift Of Gab remained at the peak of his powers.

  • Akae Beka - Topaz LP Before Zero Label

    Akae Beka - Topaz LP Before Zero Label

    £20.99

    Akae Beka's inimitable style, developed over decades performing with St. Croix based band Midnite and countless recordings (including 2014 iTunes reggae album of the year BEAUTY FOR ASHES and RIDE TRU). At the point of his untimely passing in 2019, he had released over 70LP's. He is without a doubt one of the most prolific reggae artists ever known and his quanity is always matched with quality, with his albums consistently featuring in the top 10 on the billboard charts reggae LPs.

    A unique contribution to the sea of Akae Beka titles, this LP showcases Vaughn Benjamin in a stripped back, raw accoustic fashion. An LP which will not be easily confined to any one genre, but for the fans of Vaughns uniquly rich, deep, textrued songwriting, uncompromising devotion to RasTafari and soulful healing melodies an absolute must have!

  • Johnny Clarke & Colourman - We Want Unity 12" Rough Signal Records

    Johnny Clarke & Colourman - We Want Unity 12" Rough Signal Records

    £14.49
    Rough Signal Records featured Johnny Clarke who is living legendary artist from Jamaica.
    This is the keyword in this release that is “UNITY”.
    We are describing reality some people disconnect from community and now we need it more “UNITY” in this world what we made it for.
    The riddim feels like 80s one drop roots and with sorrow mood of Johnny Clarke lyrics .
    Also we featured Colourman of youth promotion as the deejay cut.
    On the B side has wickedest dub mix and riddim by Dub Kazman
  • King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub LP VP Greensleeves Records

    King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub LP VP Greensleeves Records

    £22.99

    King Jammy returns to the mixing board to put the virus under heavy manners with a new set of classic dubs 21st century style!

    Jammy revisits a serious selection of missiles from the golden age giving the likes of Hugh Mundell, Junior Delgado, Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul etc. the King Jammy Superpower dub treatment.

  • King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub CD Greensleeves Records

    King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub CD Greensleeves Records

    £12.49

    King Jammy returns to the mixing board to put the virus under heavy manners with a new set of classic dubs 21st century style!

    Jammy revisits a serious selection of missiles from the golden age giving the likes of Hugh Mundell, Junior Delgado, Sugar Minott, Frankie Paul etc. the King Jammy Superpower dub treatment.

  • Dennis Bovell The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology 2CD Trojan Records

    Dennis Bovell The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology 2CD Trojan Records

    £12.99
    The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology charts Dennis Bovell’s career from the Seventies up to the present day. This album, which is now available here on 2CD features 38 tracks of his most celebrated reggae works, showcasing a disc of standout Dennis Bovell performances as well as a disc of his acclaimed reggae productions for artists such as Errol Campbell, Janet Kay, Delroy Wilson, Johnny Clarke, Marie Pierre and many more.
     
    Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK’s music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked.
     
    ‘The DuBMASTER – The Essential Anthology’ sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis’s output as both a performer and producer.
  • Dennis Bovell - The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology (2LP) Trojan Records

    Dennis Bovell - The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology (2LP) Trojan Records

    £24.95
    The DuBMASTER: The Essential Anthology charts Dennis Bovell’s career from the Seventies up to the present day. This album, which is available here on 2LP, features his most celebrated reggae works, showcasing a disc of standout Dennis Bovell performances as well as a disc of his acclaimed reggae productions for artists such as Errol Campbell, Janet Kay, Delroy Wilson, Johnny Clarke, Marie Pierre and many more.
     
    Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis ‘Blackbeard’ Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK’s music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked.
     
    ‘The DuBMASTER – The Essential Anthology’ sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis’s output as both a performer and producer.
  • Cypress Hill - Back In Black LP BMG

    Cypress Hill - Back In Black LP BMG

    £22.99

    What’s up, fam!? Cypress Hill are stoked to let y’all know that their new record 'Back In Black',  produced by Black Milk, is officially released March 18, 2022. To celebrate they have dropped a new single, “Bye Bye” feat. Dizzy Wright.

    “In Cypress Hill tradition, we always try to make a dark song,” Cypress Hill’s B Real says about “Bye Bye.” “It’s what we’ve been known for, especially on our first three albums. This song is a statement. In a roundabout way, we spoke to the politics of today. 

    Being lulled into this dreamworld by the government. Trying to blind us from the separation that they created, to put us to sleep while they do whatever they want.”

    'Bye Bye' is the third video from the new album 'Back In Black' following the hit videos deom the album, 'Champion Sound' & 'Open Ya Mind'. 

    Cypress Hill shine throughout their new 11 track vinyl album 'Back in Black'. 
    Produced by Black Milk, it features Dizzy Wright, Demrick and a homage to Tupac Shakur. 

    The album is a mesmerizing mix of celebratory, confrontational, inspirational, reflective, and rugged music. 

  • Cypress Hill - Back In Black CD BMG

    Cypress Hill - Back In Black CD BMG

    £12.99

    What’s up, fam!? Cypress Hill are stoked to let y’all know that their new record 'Back In Black',  produced by Black Milk, is officially released March 18, 2022. To celebrate they have dropped a new single, “Bye Bye” feat. Dizzy Wright.

    “In Cypress Hill tradition, we always try to make a dark song,” Cypress Hill’s B Real says about “Bye Bye.” “It’s what we’ve been known for, especially on our first three albums. This song is a statement. In a roundabout way, we spoke to the politics of today. Being lulled into this dreamworld by the government. Trying to blind us from the separation that they created, to put us to sleep while they do whatever they want.”

    'Bye Bye' is the third video from the new album 'Back In Black' following the hits 'Champion Sound' & 'Open Ya Mind'. 

    Cypress Hill shines throughout their 2022 ten track album 'Back in Black'. Produced by Black Milk, it features Dizzy Wright, Demrick and a homage to Tupac Shakur. The album is a mesmerizing mix of celebratory, confrontational, inspirational, reflective, and rugged music. 

  • Sugar Minott & Luciano - No Solution 10" E.P. More Life Records

    Sugar Minott & Luciano - No Solution 10" E.P. More Life Records

    £11.99

    Second Vinyl release on More Life Records brings a combination of two legendary singers on a Riddim built by a Legendary Italian crew!

    In a conscious style and fashion, the late great Sugar Minott and Luciano song about the state of government, institution and in turn society! 

    Originally recorded in Jamaica in the '00s and never previously released, the vocal has been reworked on a brand new Riddim by the mighty Numa Crew Ina rootikal stepper style!

    This is a heavy Riddim with soundsystem in mind!

    Deep bass, sweet melody and hard drums with interesting and complex percussion throughout. And in true soundsystem style this is a 4 part excursion with Vocal, Dub and an uplifting Horns cut plus the Riddim version! 

    Click the picture to listen!

  • Dan I Locks - Jah Is Love / Ashanti Selah - Power Of Creation 12" Ashanti Selah Music

    Dan I Locks - Jah Is Love / Ashanti Selah - Power Of Creation 12" Ashanti Selah Music

    £14.99
    It’s that time to deliver some fresh vibes in the most finest form as what we would present to be the tenth release from the Ashanti Selah Music label featuring a deep and heavy 12” alongside, Swedish reggae artist; Dan I Locks, as featured on other releases such as ‘Solid Foundation’, ‘Glorious Days’ and ‘Better Be Careful’ - is now stepping up to forefront once again; with some more powerful word sounds ‘Jah is Love’ – coming complete with trilogy of dub versions – This one is sure to bring that dancing feeling again to your mind, soul and body!

    This release project incorporates the essence of which both Ashanti Selah & Dan I Locks are best known for individually bringing that ancient sound of Nyahbinghi transitioned into the power of the modern roots steppers style (most profound through the sound system); which you can clearly hear infused within the mix –  comforting the sound of the Drum & Bass; emphasised by the Kette & Thunderdrum. There is also an array of bells and retro-influenced synth melodic elements accompanying around the vocal arrangement enforced with an addition of traditional spring reverb licks & strong feed-backed delays throughout the dubbed versions of the creational work!
  • Answer 2021 Riddim - Luciano, Mikey General, Sr. Wilson, Johnny Go figure, DJ MADD 12" Dub-Stuy

    Answer 2021 Riddim - Luciano, Mikey General, Sr. Wilson, Johnny Go figure, DJ MADD 12" Dub-Stuy

    £14.99

    After a year-long hiatus, Dub-Stuy heralds the return of good vibes with a new installment in their riddim series. This time, they take on one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable riddims in history with “Answer 2021 Riddim”. As usual, Dub-Stuy calls upon an international line-up of top features, led by legendary duo Luciano & Mikey General, Spain’s Sr Wilson and Brooklyn’s own Jonny GoFigure.

    The Answer riddim, originally recorded by Clement “Coxsone” Dodd for Slim Smith in 1967, is undoubtedly one of the most versioned riddims of all time, and everyone from Dennis Brown to Frankie Paul has lent their hand to the tune. For this 2021 spin on the classic, DJ Madd invokes early digital productions ala Prince Jammy and Bobby Digital but with the signature Dub-Stuy twist: high-powered, heavyweight and minimalist production. Bouncy, rubber-band basslines and hypnotic snare hits make Answer 2021 Riddim danceable and upbeat, bringing to mind late summer nights dancing with friends as the selector rides the groove.

    Leading the charge on the vocals, Luciano and Mikey General return to their top form, bringing us back to the heyday of late 90's roots revival. With their soaring harmonies and golden voices, “Redemption” calls for a return to conscious music while uplifting the listener, with an infectious hook. Sr. Wilson comes next, with his ‘Foodie session’, uniting the world over a shared love for street food cultures. Finally, hometown sensation Jonny GoFigure mashes up the dance lyrically on ‘A Different Answer’.

    Answer 2021 isn’t just a riddim; It's a sonic cure to our collective anxiety in these uncertain times, bringing people together and inviting them to take a deep breath, close their eyes, and crank up their stereo.

  • Alpine Sound - Withy Step / All Bases 12" Last Days Of Rome

    Alpine Sound - Withy Step / All Bases 12" Last Days Of Rome

    £14.99
    Alpine Sound is a new production unit based out of Withington S.Manchester. Heavily inspired by the rich lineage of militant steppas producers that have come from the UK and beyond, they put their own unique take on the genre - keeping things heavy, meditative and ready for any dance. Their first eponymous single starts with Withy Step, a bouncy, sub-loaded and locally-inspired weapon designed to shake up the dancefloor. On the flip is All Bases, which gets heads down and legs gliding with the submerged atmosphere it creates. Both clock in at 140 BPM - rude DJs better get 2 know!
  • Nazamba, Linval Thompson & O.B.F - Curfew 12" Dubquake Records

    Nazamba, Linval Thompson & O.B.F - Curfew 12" Dubquake Records

    £14.99

    “Curfew” is the first installement of the new collaborative series between Thompson Sound and Dubquake Records for Nazamba’s forthcoming project.

    The idea sparked when legendary singer/producer Linval Thompson met Rico O.B.F. He asked if Rico wanted to rework stems from some of his label’s classic tracks from the 70s and 80s.

    First track from this collaboration “Curfew” by Linval Thompson, played by the Roots Radics, was initialy released in 1980. The song was written as Jamaica was going through a civil war. Political conflicts between the JLP and the PNP, the country’s two main political parties, turned to the streets and over 800 Jamaicans perished to the violence. Linval sings about the curfew and the police oppression that took place during this troubled time.

    Nazamba adds his dub-poetry on “Curfew Drop”, which draws a parallel between the original track and the recent worldwide lockdowns.

  • Delta Nine - Raise The Balance / Raise The Dub 7" Weight & Treble

    Delta Nine - Raise The Balance / Raise The Dub 7" Weight & Treble

    £10.99

    Producer Delta Nine unleashes a deep and majestic melodica led 'steppers' style instrumental. Equipped with layers of rhythmic percussion, vintage drum machine shots and a driving analogue synth bassline designed to ruff up any sound system session!

    Stripping the rhythm back to it's raw elements on the flip side for 'Raise the Dub', as the drum and bass take centre stage, the melodica and synth lines returning only briefly before cascading back through his echo chamber.

  • Melody SoulJah - The Creeper / Delayed Effect Dub 7" Weight & Treble Records

    Melody SoulJah - The Creeper / Delayed Effect Dub 7" Weight & Treble Records

    £10.99

    Melody SoulJah takes us on a journey through new and dubbed out landscapes with this heavyweight instrumental outing 'The Creeper'. It's raw and gritty drum beat, relentless pulsating bassline and eastern string lines set the scene, whilst it's subterranean& cinematic atmosphere transport us back to the smoke filled halls and late night sound system sessions of a time gone by.

    'Delayed Effect Dub' pushes thes the drums and bass to the forefront of Melody SoulJah s melodic textures stripped back, echoing and reverberating throughout for the heavy duty dub mix!

  • Little Harada - Worries & Problems / I Want To Rap With You 7" Rhythm Discs!

    Little Harada - Worries & Problems / I Want To Rap With You 7" Rhythm Discs!

    £10.99
    Rhythm Discs! a brand new label dedicated to re-issuing lost gems, is excited to announce the re-release of Digi-Dancehall rarity Little Harada's 'Best Of Me' a much sought after LP that was produced & released by Sonny 'Sabwackie' Ochai for Japan's Tachyon Productions - the Legendary Dancehall label loosely associated with Wackies in New York. Here we kick things off with a 7inch pre-release single featuring 2 highlights from the LP that best represemt it's sought after vibes; Worries & Problems + I Want To Rap With You. 
  • Nina Simone - The Montreux Years 2LP Ltd Edition 180g Turquise & Yellow Vinyl

    Nina Simone - The Montreux Years 2LP Ltd Edition 180g Turquise & Yellow Vinyl

    £24.99
    Limited Edition Turquoise/ Yellow & White Splatter Colour Vinyl (2LP Set) 


    Nina Simone's story from the late sixties to the nineties can be told through her legendary performances in Montreux. Taking to the Montreux stage for the first time on 16 June 1968 for the festival's second edition, Simone built a lasting relationship with Montreux Jazz Festival and its Creator and Founder Claude Nobs, which uniqueness, trust and electricity can be clearly felt on the recordings.

    Simone's multi-faceted and radical story is laid bare on 'Nina Simone: The Montreux Years'. From Nina's glorious and emotional 1968 performance to her fiery and unpredictable concert in 1976, one of the festival's most remarkable performances ever witnessed, the collection includes recordings from all of her five legendary Montreux concerts - 1968, 1976, 1981, 1987 and 1990.

    Featuring rare and previously unreleased material from Claude Nobs' private collection, Nina Simone devotees worldwide will be thrilled by the inclusion of the powerful I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free, poignant and fearless Four Women and Simone's hauntingly beautiful performance of Ne Me Quitte Pas. A spine-tingling version of Janis Ian's searing and potent Stars, which Simone covered for the very first time during her 1976 Montreux performance, sits alongside her bold and electrifying re-imagine of Bob Marley's ballad No Women No Cry in 1990. The collection closes with the encore of Nina Simone's final Montreux Jazz Festival concert and one of Simone's most-loved and best-known recordings, the exuberant My Baby Just Cares For Me, showcasing the deep and multidimensional facets of Simone's life and music.

  • The 18th Parallel meets Horns of Guiding Star Orchestra - Meeting Ina Wonderland 7" Fruits Records

    The 18th Parallel meets Horns of Guiding Star Orchestra - Meeting Ina Wonderland 7" Fruits Records

    £8.99

    Who would ever think to hear a reggae collaboration between Switzerland and Denmark? This is what you get when the heavy sound of The 18th Parallel meets the subtle play of the Horns section of Guiding Star Orchestra.

    Layed on the Wonderland of Green riddim (The Silvertones, Burro Banton), this instrumental “Meeting Ina Wonderland” proposes a perfect mix between the raw and wild rub a dub vibes of the riddim and the lightness underlined by the jazzy influences of the horns players.

    Built especially for sound systems, this record is mixed by French engineer Westfinga on his custom analog console, in the purest tradition of the great wizards of the genre such as King Tubby and Scientist. This is raw instrumental roots music!

  • Sylvan White - Chant Nyahbingeh 7" Fruits Records

    Sylvan White - Chant Nyahbingeh 7" Fruits Records

    £8.99

    After a first outstanding collaboration on the song ‘Mother Nature’, Greenwhich Farm's singer Sylvan White teams up once again with Fruits Records! On a 80's dancehall rub a dub type of riddim played by The 18th Parallel, Sylvan White sings about his faith in Rastafari and shares his knowledge of the traditional culture, the mystic of the nyahbinghi drums. The French rub a dub specialist Westfinga is responsible for the heavy mix, inspired by the Channel One days. Notice the experimental dub on the flip side, the perfect example of the engineer acting as a musician and arranger. Fantastic!