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  • Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement

    Kamasi Washington - Fearless Movement

    From: £13.99

    Release Date: 3rd May 2024 (Preorder now).

    • Kamasi Washington calls his new album, ‘Fearless Movement’, his dance album. “It’s not literal,” Washington says. “Dance is movement and expression, and in a way it’s the same thing as music - expressing your spirit through your body. That’s what this album is pushing.”

     • Available to independent retailers on coloured vinyl 2LP (one disc red, one disc blue) • standard black double vinyl • Double CD. 

  • Danny T & Tradesman – Mercy ft Capleton 12" Scotch Bonnet Records EP

    Danny T & Tradesman – Mercy ft Capleton 12" Scotch Bonnet Records EP

    £12.00

    Preorder for Release date 3rd May 2024!

    Great vocals from Capleton and Jr Cat on driving UK steppers riddims. Leeds' finest reggae rhythm constructors are back with an industrial strength combination enlisting two of Jamaica's top lyricists. Following the success of their last 12 inch release, Up Deh with Mark Iration, the duo have laid down two heavy duty slabs of pure sound system mayhem. Mercy features the unmistakable voice and flammable lyrics of ferocious rockstone deejay Capleton. Thunderclap gives a similarly hard stepping backdrop to the younger brother of Supercat, Junior Cat, who carries the hypnotic family style. The Capleton vocal comes with a pair of spiky, heavily filtered dubs, making mass movement a must. This release was originally due to come out in 2020, but got locked down in the lockdown and is now back due to popular demand. 

  • Let's Do Rock Steady (The Soul of Jamaica) • Trojan Records

    Let's Do Rock Steady (The Soul of Jamaica) • Trojan Records

    £29.99

    The immediate successor to ska, the soulful, melodic sound of rock steady first developed during the long hot Jamaican summer of 1966 and reigned supreme thereafter for two glorious years before finally being superseded by the more energetic style of reggae.

    Despite its relatively brief period as the island’s national sound, the rhythms of many of its biggest hits have continued to influence and inspire music-makers to the present day, resulting in renewed interest in the sub-genre among record buyers in recent years.

    This superb 2xLP vinyl collection features 28 of the most popular recordings of the rock steady era, including the UK hits, ‘007’, ‘Train To Skaville’ and ‘It Miek’ and The Maytals’ anthemic dance-filler, ’54 46 That’s My Number’.

    Pressed on high quality 140gm vinyl and presented in a stylishly designed sleeve, the album not only provides the ideal introduction to this hugely popular and influential sound, but is also a must for established fans of the Jamaican sub-genre, with many of the tracks appearing on vinyl for the first time in decades.
  • Zamova - Expositions LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #10

    Zamova - Expositions LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #10

    £25.99

    The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series Entry #10: Motif Alumni (Rucker Collective) joins forces with Music Research Library, bringing together contemporary and futuristic cues inspired by motion and the passage of time. The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series was created by Madlib and Egon to give their creative friends a chance to stretch out and indulge in whatever type of music they wanted. This music was created for easy, one-stop clearance in film and television synchronization usage and for sampling. You can also enjoy these albums in the way that many do with the best of the best vintage library catalogs – listen, ponder, repeat.

  • Solid Foundation - An Oral History Of Reggae (Book) David Katz

    Solid Foundation - An Oral History Of Reggae (Book) David Katz

    £14.99
    Solid Foundation is the definitive history of Jamaican reggae, from the earliest pioneers to the stars of the 21st century.
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    Drawing on more than 300 first-hand interviews with the likes of Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Augustus Pablo, this landmark book details the entire evolution of Jamaican popular music, including ska, rock steady, roots reggae, dub, dancehall, ragga, and more.
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    First published in 2004, Solid Foundation has been revised and updated to bring the story into the 21st century, reissued as part of White Rabbit's Deep Cuts series.
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    Published: Jul 04 2024
    Pages: 688
    ISBN: 9781399606141!
  • Night Owls - You Don’t Know Me Ft. Eli “Paperboy” Reed / If You Let Me Ft. Jr Thomas & The  Volcanos

    Night Owls - You Don’t Know Me Ft. Eli “Paperboy” Reed / If You Let Me Ft. Jr Thomas & The Volcanos

    £15.99

    Next on deck, straight from Producer Dan Ubick’s Lions Den Studio, comes two more re-imagined soul classics from Los Angeles’ own Night Owls. 

    We have soul phenom Eli “Paperboy” Reed taking on Ray Charles’ classic “You Don’t Know Me” and Rocksteady champions Jr. Thomas & The Volcanos, laying their beautiful soul harmonies to Eddie Kendricks’ timeless “If You Let Me.”  

    While keeping much of the original harmonic language, Night Owls bring these much-loved classics to new heights, primed for the dance floor. It’s hard not to sway your hip and groove to this 45! 

  • Joe Armon-Jones & Hak Baker - Wrong Side Of Town 12" EP Aquarii Records

    Joe Armon-Jones & Hak Baker - Wrong Side Of Town 12" EP Aquarii Records

    £19.99

    Joe Armon-Jones teams up with Hak Baker & Nubya Garcia on new EP Wrong Side Of Town.

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    Wrong Side Of Town is the first in a series of releases on Aquarii dedicated to a tradition of ‘dub’ music. Now recognised as an intrinsic part of the UK musical landscape, dub music evolved from the music brought to the country by the first wave of Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s and 60s, a continuum that also takes in more contemporary genres of British music such such as jungle, drum & bass, dubstep, grime, and more.
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    This is exemplified by ‘Nubya’s Side Of Town’, an example of the traditional ‘horns cut’ that would appear on the b-side of roots reggae 12”s in the 70s and 80s, and which on this release is provided by Nubya Garcia, one of the most celebrated saxophonists in the UK jazz scene today. ‘Nubya’s Side Of Town’ was also played by legendary UK sound system founder Jah Shaka, in one of his last sessions before his sad passing in April 2023.