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  • Liam Bailey - Zero Grace | Big Crown Records LP / CD

    Liam Bailey - Zero Grace | Big Crown Records LP / CD

    £22.99

    Zero Grace is full of freedom and love, in fact, working with Leon Michels and Big Crown Records has encouraged Liam to be himself. On album opener “Holding On ” Bailey speaks to his observations & fears when looking out at the world in front of him and also to the dedication it has taken to get on the other side of his personal trials & tribulations. “Dance With Me” is an instantly infectious two-stepper that nods to those incredible soul records that were coming out of Jamaica during the early Reggae days. Bailey steps into the dance with hopes of finding a new love and pulls us all out on the dance floor with him. “Disorder Starts At Home” is another close to the chest tune that addresses the difficulties he struggles with from his early chaotic childhood and his progress in getting past them. “Mercy Tree” is a powerhouse of Reggae Rebel Music. Bailey addresses the racial tensions that plague humanity and encourages everyone to step up and do their part to help foster equality. What starts out as a declaration of injustice turns into a call for action and an inspiration for hope.

    Bailey has managed another album that moves across genres but remains entirely cohesive. The title Zero Grace represents his uninhibited energy. He wears his heart on his sleeve, he speaks his mind without filters, and he has little concern for formalities where his ambitions are concerned. He won’t be held back ever. One thing is for sure, his talent speaks 

  • Ghost Funk Orchestra - A Trip To The Moon LP/CD Karma Chief Records

    Ghost Funk Orchestra - A Trip To The Moon LP/CD Karma Chief Records

    £24.99
    Coming off the heels of 2022's A New Kind of Love, A Trip To The Moon sees GFO diving even deeper in the worlds of film music, exotica, and psychedelic surf rock. The aim is to create a layered and collaged listening experience with more elements than you could possibly pick out in a single listen. The guitars are fuzzy and flooded with spring reverb, and the horns are arranged in a studio big band fashion. It's full of big compositions with garage rock attitude. Influences range everywhere from Eddie Palmieri and Esquivel to The Lively Ones, Dusty Springfield, and War. The tracks are tied together by real recorded transmissions from the Apollo moon missions. The concept for the album is a story about a woman stranded on earth by her cosmonaut partner, left to ponder his whereabouts and whether or not he'll make it back from the cosmos alive.  
  • Akae Beka - Living Testament LP Before Zero Records

    Akae Beka - Living Testament LP Before Zero Records

    £25.00
    LIVING TESTAMENT is the final album Vaughn Benjamin recorded before he transitioned in November of 2019. In late October of 2019, he travelled to Grass Valley, California, recording this 11-track album at Ras Biblical’s studio, Trinity Farm, over a period of 2 days. The producers gathered 11 masterful musicians on these tracks, including Manuel “Go A Chant” Guerra, Denfield “Ras Pulse” Potter, Walker Pillow, Scott Lynwood Davis, Befekadu Assefa and Tuff Lion. Together, these musicians weaved together a powerful family of songs that that tell a timeless and truly unique story, a masterpiece of roots reggae.
  • Simma - Simma Enters The Game LP SUPERCHIP

    Simma - Simma Enters The Game LP SUPERCHIP

    £20.00

    After numerous releases on his Dub Junction label and two lead singles on the subsiduary SUPERCHIP label, here is the debut long player from Simma: SIMMA ENTERS THE GAME.

    12 Tracks of 8-bit dub/CHIPTUNE dubwise reggae!

    Featuring guests: Natty Campbell, Danny T & Tradesman, Tenor Youthman, Dandelion, Who Knew, Indra MC & Nina Girassóis.

  • Prince Fatty featuring Shniece - Disco Deception LP Lovedub Limited

    Prince Fatty featuring Shniece - Disco Deception LP Lovedub Limited

    £24.00

    10 excellent reggae and dub versions of carefully selected songs. Starring Shniece.

    Originally distributed in 2020 on Evergreen Recordings as a white label edition. This album now gets its first full pressing with colour sleeve, on Prince Fatty's new record label, Lovedub Limited.

    Showcasing the talents of singer Shniece McMenamin, the album contains reggae reworkings of Kraftwerk's Das Model, Fever (originally recorded by Little Willie John and made more famous by Peggy Lee and others), and Funkin' for Jamaica (NY) by jazz-funk musician Tom Browne.

  • Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Original Sufferhead LP Knitting Factory Records

    £23.99
     This edition of ‘Original Sufferhead’ is a major
    event. With the release of ‘Box Set #5’, and now
    on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent
    album is presented in its full-length, 25 minutes, 24
    seconds glory.
     While preparing the master disc for the box set,
    Partisan engineer Jedi, Colin Young, discovered
    four minutes of ‘lost’ material on the B-side of the
    original pressing, including a superb keyboard solo
    by Fela. This had been omitted from subsequent
    reissues.
     The restored version used here starts and finishes
    with Fela’s keyboard work, a typically venturesome
    blend of futurism and visceralism.
     ‘Original Sufferhead’ was the first album Fela
    released with the name Egypt 80 (he had
    disbanded Afrika 70 in 1979).
     On the title track, arguing from the personal to the
    political, Fela describes the inhuman treatment
    and poor living conditions experienced by working
    class Nigerians, the people he called ‘sufferheads’.
     In ‘Power Show’, Fela sings about the two-tier
    system dividing Nigerian society, in which the rich
    get treated one way and the poor another.
     LP pressed on ewuro (opaque light green) vinyl
    and housed in a single sleeve jacket.
  • Fela Kuti - O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) LP Knitting Factory Records

    £23.99
     ‘Overtake Don Overtake Overtake’ was the
    penultimate album of newly recorded studio
    material released by Fela before he passed in
    1997.
     Like its immediate predecessor, ‘Beasts Of No
    Nation’ (also 1989), and its follow up,
    ‘Underground System’ (1992), the album finds Fela
    continuing to campaign for human rights and social
    change despite the relentless beatings, jailings
    and general harassment he had received from
    successive military regimes since the start of the
    1970s.
     LP pressed on alawọ ewe (transparent green)
    vinyl, housed in a single sleeve jacket.
  • Fela Kuti - Ikoyi Blindness LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Ikoyi Blindness LP Knitting Factory Records

    £23.99
     Fela used the cover of ‘Ikoyi Blindness’ to announce
    his change of middle name from Ransome, which he
    now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which
    means ‘he who carries death in his pouch.’ The front
    cover shows Ransome crossed out and Anikulapo
    added above it.
     Fela also used the album cover to announce the
    Africanisation of Africa 70’s name, changing it to Afrika
    70. In the title track, Fela draws attention to the
    economic chasm separating the haves and have-nots
    of Nigerian society, contrasting the get-rich-at-all-costs
    mindset of the residents of the prosperous Lagos
    suburb Ikoyi with the more community-minded attitude
    of the poor inhabitants of the Mushin, Maroko,
    Ajegunle and Somolu neighbourhoods. Ikoyi residents
    are blind to the sufferings of less fortunate people, said
    Fela.
     Fela returns to the topic on the second track, ‘Gba Mi
    Leti Ki N’Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money)’. In
    Lagos in 1975 and 1976, there had been an upsurge in
    police and military personnel assaults on people in the
    street; motorists were commonly pulled out of their
    vehicles and given a whipping for minor traffic
    offenses. Scandalously, the police and soldiers were
    being allowed to get away with corruption in broad
    daylight. In the lyric, Fela demands that the judiciary
    administer the law equally, without fear or favour.
     LP pressed on iresi (opaque white) vinyl housed in a
    single sleeve jacket.
  • Congo Natty - Jungle Revolution • 10th Anniversary Edition LP Big Dada

    Congo Natty - Jungle Revolution • 10th Anniversary Edition LP Big Dada

    £30.00
     Congo Natty aka Rebel MC has a career dating back to his early hit with Double Trouble, ‘Street Tuff’, but is probably most respected as one of the pioneers of Jungle - perhaps the first uniquely UK born bass music.
     ‘Jungle Revolution’ features Benny Page (on the straight up ragga-jungle of ‘UK Allstars’), Vital Elements (the 150bpm anthem ‘Jah Warriors’ and ‘Jungle Is I and I’), Serial Killaz (the pure roots bounce and rinse out of ‘Get Ready’) and Boyson & Crooks (creeping technoid paranoia on ‘London Dungeons’) and was mixed with Adrian Sherwood.
     The LP clearly lays out the way in which Congo Natty sees Jungle as a re-boot of roots reggae for a new century. Full of blood and fire, the sternumbuzz of sub-bass, rapid fire drum breaks, sweet hooks, righteous anger and professions of love, it’s the kind of passionate, committed, raw and spiritual, beautiful record that doesn’t come along that often.
     Originally released in June 2013, this 10th anniversary edition comprises yellow and green coloured double vinyl cased in a reflective goldsle sleeve with the same artwork as the original.
    Download code included.
     For fans of Barrington Levy, General Levy, Benny Page, Shy FX, David Rodigan, Tenor Fly.
  • Parly B - Lyrics Spree LP Scotch Bonnet

    Parly B - Lyrics Spree LP Scotch Bonnet

    £18.99
    For half a decade, Doncaster deejay Parly B has been a fixture of the UK and international sound system scene. His first album on Glasgow’s Scotch Bonnet Records, Lyrics Spree, builds on 2016’s EP 'This Is Digital’.
    Blessed with a voice as deep as Bounty Killer’s, a crowing gimmick reminiscent of the great Dennis Alcapone and a bottomless bag of verbosity, Parly is the complete microphone talker. He rides a shopping trolley load of digital rhythms by likeminded producers – including Danny T & Tradesman, Stalawa, Interrupt and Mungo’s Hi Fi – ranging from upbeat celebratory skanks to sweltering body winds.
    Tracks include the exuberant 80s vibes of the title tune, the brass-driven UK sound of You Mi A Look featuring fellow Mungo’s mic man Charlie P, and the moody reality chant Skylark. Lyrics Spree is infectious, verbally dexterous dancehall, spraying lyricism in your direction…  
  • Mungo's Hi-Fi - Serious Time 2LP Scotch Bonnet

    Mungo's Hi-Fi - Serious Time 2LP Scotch Bonnet

    £22.99

    Showcasing all aspects of soundsystem bizness all beautifully threaded together, from Studio One style live brass to digital bass bangers, Mungo's Hi Fi fling forth the fat, clean productions you would expect, alongside vocal talent by the ton. Featuring reggae heavyweights Cornel Campbell and Peter Metro rubbing shoulders with Mungo's regulars Mr Williamz, Soom T, Charlie P, YT, Marina P, Solo Banton and Parly B, as well as spectacular guest appearances from Blackout JA, Speng Bond, Pupajim and Warrior Queen.  

  • Foundation Roots Showcase LP Abendigo Records Prince Alla Earl Sixteen Robert Dallas Vernon Maytone

    Foundation Roots Showcase LP Abendigo Records Prince Alla Earl Sixteen Robert Dallas Vernon Maytone

    £23.99
    This unique showcase is a real piece of history in Reggae. It includes three authentic 1970s riddims, each voiced by two Reggae legends in the early 2020s. All vocal tracks come with their special dub mix.
    All riddims have been played by the Roots Radics Band (Flabba Holt, Bingy Bunny, Style Scott, Dwight, Beckford and Bongo Herman) at Channel One Recording Studio, Maxfield Ave, Kingston Jamaica.
    These 3 foundation riddim have been recorded on a half inch four tracks tape and mixed by King Tubby and Prince Jammy.
    Darren Jamtone did a wonderful riddim tracks tape refreshment and mix with the new vocals in 2022.
  • Colonel Maxwell - Jah Is My Leader LP Abendigo Records

    Colonel Maxwell - Jah Is My Leader LP Abendigo Records

    £22.99

    Vinyl purchase includes Bandcamp code for unlimited streaming & download in the Bandcamp app/website!

    All tracks have been recorded over the last 3 years at Early J and Ouragan studio in Brittany. They have been compiled for this album entitled “Jah is My Leader”. It’s a well-paced Reggae Digital album with Rub a Dub style among which you will find some Roots nuggets with a more relaxed vibe. Colonel’s message in all his titles is conscious, committed and he uses quite subtle puns which recall this atmosphere in the first Sound System nights in Paris. Available on February 2nd, 2024 in vinyl and digital format, it is an album that promises to be memorable in the history of Reggae in France.  

  • Uptown Top Ranking: Trojan Ska & Reggae Chartbusters • Trojan Records

    Uptown Top Ranking: Trojan Ska & Reggae Chartbusters • Trojan Records

    £28.99
    Featuring performances by an array of Jamaican legends, both the 2LP and CD includes 4 unforgettable UK chart-toppers, with many of the remaining recordings making the country’s Top 20!
    Overflowing with positive vibes, memorable melodies, and irresistible rhythms, this essential feel-good collection is guaranteed to get feet moving, fill dancefloors and spread joy any time of the year.
  • Ethiopian & Gladiators - Dread Prophecy LP Nighthawk Records

    Ethiopian & Gladiators - Dread Prophecy LP Nighthawk Records

    £23.99
    In the mid-’60s, Leonard Dillon, aka Ethiopian (aka Jack Sparrow) met Albert Griffiths. Dillon had formed The Ethiopians in 1966 while they were working with Coxsone Dodd recording for his Channel One label. The session results were the classics, “Live Good” and “Free Man,” and also served to inspire a collaboration between Dillon and new friend, Albert Griffiths. Griffiths was soon to form his own group, the Gladiators, but the just before his new group came together, Griffiths worked with The Ethiopians to record the smash “Train To Skaville” as well as his first-ever recording, “You Are The Girl.”
    While The Ethiopians were one of the most popular and prolific Jamaican groups during the early-’70s, the Gladiators gained steam during the mid- to late-’70s, recording primarily for Virgin Records during the decade. Both bands continued recording throughout the ’80s and ’90s with the Nighthawk sessions in 1986 reuniting Leonard Dillon with Albert Griffiths and the Gladiators. The result was Dread Prophecy, now a sought-after roots reggae album.
  • Gladiators - 1983 - The Nighthawk E.P. Nighthawk Records

    Gladiators - 1983 - The Nighthawk E.P. Nighthawk Records

    £19.99
    Limited pressing for RSD Black Friday 2021, although the release was delayed to December 10, 2021.
    Hype sticker states pressing on Red, Yellow & Green vinyl, but is actually Red or Yellow or Green, which is then mixed/splattered with white vinyl.
    Gladiators: Albert Griffiths; Clinton Fearon; Gallimore Sutherland; Clinton Rufus; Audley Taylor; Stanley "Barnabas" Bryan
    Supplemented by: Richard Ace; Scully Simms; Bongo Herman; Bobby Ellis; Dean Frazier; Glenn Decosta; Deadly Headly; Nambo Robinson
  • Mungo's Hi-Fi Feat. Charlie P – You See Me Star LP Scotch Bonnet

    Mungo's Hi-Fi Feat. Charlie P – You See Me Star LP Scotch Bonnet

    £19.99
    Charlie P is a raggamuffin rudeboy youth with a natural talent for music. He first appeared on stage at the age of 5 and there are some grainy youtube videos of him performing as a child. He started out singing motown and blues but reggae was in his blood since he grew up surrounded by UK-Jamaican culture. He started singing with the Goldmaster Allstars at the age of 11, but was soon drawn to soundsystems which is where he feels most at home. His uncle had been running a sound in Southend on Sea and it was his mother who encouraged him in his career.
    Charlie first came to Glasgow in 2010 for one of Mungo’s Hi Fi’s legendary nights at the Artschool. This was the beginning of their working relationship which has seen countless recording sessions and continuous touring around every corner of the globe. This album is the culmination of this ongoing relationship and brings together the best tracks across the styles that he loves, from roots reggae and dancehall to modern bass music.
    Some are surprised to see a young white guy with a Jamaican accent, but it is his musical language and Charlie is not pretending to be anything but himself - a man with a passion for good ganja and reggae dancehall.  
  • Manudigital - Step Up LP X-Ray Production

    Manudigital - Step Up LP X-Ray Production

    £23.99
    The album “Step Up” bears witness to Manudigital's evolution in recent years towards increasingly electronic and hybrid music. With a musical experience like few can boast, he navigates between genres with unique productions carried by guests from the four corners of the world. Armed with his bass, his MPC and his synthesizers, Manudigital has invited for this new album no less than 17 carefully chosen artists to take on his new creations (Alborosie, Alika, Yami Bolo, Blackout JA, Liam Bailey, Joseph Cotton, Skarra Mucci, Dynamq and more.)
  • Crown Jewels Vol. 3 LP Big Crown Records

    Crown Jewels Vol. 3 LP Big Crown Records

    £25.99
    Big Crown is proud to present Crown Jewels Vol. 3.

    As we are approaching seven years as a label these compilations have given us an opportunity to put the different artists on the label together on the same release. These compilations are something of a calling card for the "Big Crown Sound" where we get to put the most well established next to the newest on the roster and through that paint a picture of the overall ethos of the label. It’s been extremely satisfying for us when the fans of one Big Crown artist discover another one because they are label mates. We put out these Crown Jewels comps with the hope that it will continue that process. Even though not all BCR artists can be found in the same aisle of the record store, after listening to Crown Jewels Vol. 3, it should be clear how they all fit on the same record label. When we started Big Crown we wanted to have a label that’s only boundaries were defined by our taste, not by genre. Seven years later, we can say we have been able to do that. There is a sound, but that sound stretches into a lot of different directions, but that sound is uniquely ours. Thank you to everyone who has supported us thus far and please stay tuned as we continue pushing our sound and putting out tunes we believe in.  Limited Edition Jewel Pile Colour Vinyl!

  • Crown Jewels Vol. 2 LP Big Crown Records

    Crown Jewels Vol. 2 LP Big Crown Records

    £25.99
    Big Crown is proud to present the second volume of Crown Jewels, our various artists compilation series that highlights some of the most popular tunes next to the more obscure.
    The Crown Jewels comps are a chance to listen to the whole roster in one place. Even though the artists span genres, putting these tunes next to each other paints a picture of who we are and what we’re doing collectively.
    This is the BCR Exclusive Golden Haze colored vinyl pressing!
  • Pay It All Back Volume 8 LP On-U Sound

    Pay It All Back Volume 8 LP On-U Sound

    £24.99

    Volume 8 In this series of On-U Sound compilations that started way back in 1985!

    Limited edition transparent blue vinyl in 3mm colour printed sleeve with printed inner, full sleevenotes, fold-out 24” x 12” Pay It All Back concert poster and download card.

  • Midnight Rock's Secret Tapes (LP) Roots Records

    Midnight Rock's Secret Tapes (LP) Roots Records

    £26.99
    To celebrate 40 year of Midnight Rock, Jah Thomas went back into his tape archive to unearth another 10 tracks, either with original vocals or guest names brought in.
    Behind original rhythms recorded at Channel 1, Tuff Gong and others, featuring the Roots Radics and The Midnight Rock Band and mixed in places like King Jammy’s and Tubby’s we are given a line-up of stellar talent. We have Lynval Thomson with the plaintive ‘I Can Be Your Man’, and forthright Super Cat on ‘Me Glad She Gone’ and first rare Luciano on ‘Good Thing Goin’ On. They are joined by Courtney Melody, Pinchers and Joesy Wales, Daville and more. Keeping the circle whole Thomas appears on two tracks including the future classic ‘Sounds A Go Dead Tonight’ with Junior Vibes.
  • Rootikal In The Vaults At Midnight Rock 2LP Acid Jazz

    Rootikal In The Vaults At Midnight Rock 2LP Acid Jazz

    £29.99
    From 2015 to 2020, David Hill (Rootikal) has been mixing, editing and selecting the best of Jah Thomas’ Midnight Rocklabel for a series of 7s and 10s on the Rootikal label.
    This is the very best of these tracks. Many of the these tracks are making their album debut, including three original dubplate mixes, two Matic Horns/Henry Matic versions and a number of Rootikal edits!
  • Pachyman – The Return Of... LP ATO Records

    Pachyman – The Return Of... LP ATO Records

    £22.99
    With The Return of Pachyman, García shows how the Caribbean flow is transnational, a vibe that resounds from Jamaica to San Juan to Southern California. “With this project, I was looking to make positive music and radiate good energy; something to kinda disconnect from the negative things that were happening at the moment,” Garcia explains. “I am trying to make this project a service for humanity in the sense that I just wanted to shine a positive light.”
    Pachyman’s planet is a world between worlds, where exiled multi-instrument basement studio composers stand and deliver.  
  • Studio One Scorchers (3 x LP) Orange Vinyl - Soul Jazz Records

    Studio One Scorchers (3 x LP) Orange Vinyl - Soul Jazz Records

    £37.99
    New One-Off Press Limited Edition Transparent Orange Coloured Triple Vinyl Edition (+ Download Code) Of Soul Jazz Records Long Unavailable Studio One Scorcher Featuring A Blistering Collection Of Rare And Classic Cuts Recorded At Studio One.
    Studio One Scorcher Is One Of The Most Important Collection In Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Series, Bringing Together An Unmissable Collection Of Stand-Out Cuts From Many Of The Finest Players Ever In Jamaica And In Reggae Music.
    Featuring The Skatalites, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks, Tommy McCook, The Sound Dimension, Don Drummond, Brentford Road All Stars And More –This Triple Album Is The Bomb. Heavy, Heavy Tunes From Start To Finish! All Killer, No Filler!
  • Sound Dimension - Jamaica Soul Shake Volume. 1 (Silver Vinyl) Soul Jazz Records

    Sound Dimension - Jamaica Soul Shake Volume. 1 (Silver Vinyl) Soul Jazz Records

    £31.99
    New One-Off Press Limited Edition Silver Coloured Double Vinyl Edition Of Soul Jazz Records Long Unavailable 'Jamaica Soul Shake' Collection Of Tracks From The Sound Dimension, Probably The Funkiest Reggae Groups To Ever To Exist On The Planet! Features Classic Tracks Recorded At Studio One.
    This Is The First Ever Collection Of The Music Of The Sound Dimension - A Mixture Of Classic Tracks Alongside Super-Rare Singles Only Ever Released In Jamaica.
    Alongside The Skatalites, The Sound Dimension Were Perhaps The Most Important Group In The History Of Reggae Music. That They Remain Relatively Unknown Is Explained By The Fact That They Mostly Functioned As The In-House Studio Group At Studio One Records Performing Anonymously Behind The Stars Of The Day - The Reggae Equivalent Of Motown’s Funk Brothers.
  • Mighty Massa  meets Dub Kazman - Roots Man Take Over 12" Rough Signal Records (Japan)

    Mighty Massa meets Dub Kazman - Roots Man Take Over 12" Rough Signal Records (Japan)

    £15.99
    Rough signal records is pleased to announce that the featured artist for the next release in the Legendary Series is Mighty Massa.
    Mighty Massa is a truly legend producer and pioneer in the Japanese Dub/Soundsystem scene. His releases and dubplates were played by Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti I in the late 90s , there are many massive tune as UK soundsystem classic.
    Finally, Mighty Massa and Dub Kazman have collaborated on Rough Signal Records.
    Those signature sounds of both artists are mixed by Mighty Massa to create one of the wickedest tune ever.
    As the song title , this is a song that connects the legendary generation to the new generation.
  • Ghost Funk Orchestra - Night Walker / Death Waltz LP Karma Chief Records

    Ghost Funk Orchestra - Night Walker / Death Waltz LP Karma Chief Records

    £28.99
    Back in 2016, producer Seth Applebaum released two EPs that marked the inauguration of the band Ghost Funk Orchestra. ‘Night Walker’ and ‘Death Waltz’ were conceived as one-man-band, reel-to-reel tape recorded experiments that would bring together elements of all the sounds that Seth most adored at the time: tape-saturated drums, gratuitous spring reverb, surfy guitar, Latin-style percussion, odd time signatures, and Spanish-language female vocals. Initially released only in the digital domain and on a short run of cassette tapes, these two EPs that defined the early era of GFO are now finally available together on a single LP via Colemine Records. The tracks have been lovingly remastered by Doug Krebs. We invite you to take a dive into the humble beginnings of a project that has continued to grow, shape shift, and accrue new and exciting sounds for its sonic palette.  
  • Ghost Funk Orchestra - An Ode To Escapism LP Karma Chief Records

    Ghost Funk Orchestra - An Ode To Escapism LP Karma Chief Records

    £25.99
    Where will you hide when the world around you is closing in? On their latest LP, GFO invites you to close your eyes and take a dive into your subconscious. Strings and horns float around from ear to ear while their three sirens explore themes of isolation, fear of the unknown, and the fabrication of self-image. It’s a soulful psychedelic journey that picks up sonically where “A Song For Paul” left off. The drums are heavier, the arrangements are more intricate, and the vocal harmonies soar over a bed of odd time signature grooves. This is an album that’s meant to be listened to in the dark. So won’t you join them? You’re not scared.....are you?
  • Mungo's Hi Fi - Sound System Champions 2LP Scotch Bonnet

    Mungo's Hi Fi - Sound System Champions 2LP Scotch Bonnet

    £19.99

    The first full-length Mungo’s Hi-Fi album released on Scotch Bonnet records, a must-have for any dub, dancehall or reggae DJ's. Drawing on inspiration from the hottest foundation productions within these genres across past 50 years, and using them to power their new inspirational productions, Sound System Champions continually pushes reggae boundaries towards groundbreaking frontiers.

    Reissue vinyl in stock now!

  • Derajah meets The 18th Parallel - Prosperity LP | CD Fruits Records

    Derajah meets The 18th Parallel - Prosperity LP | CD Fruits Records

    £22.99
    Known for being part of the INNA DE YARD family for almost 20 years, Jamaican singer extraordinaire DERAJAH is a major figure in Kingston music scene. He is the bridge between the old and new generations, passing the knowledge from the elders to the youths. We are delighted to present his latest effort in collaboration with A-class studio band The 18th Parallel: ‘PROSPERITY’. A showcase album of 6 songs with dub versions produced between Geneva, Switzerland and Kingston, Jamaica. With the expert touch of mixing maestro Westfinga, the 11 tracks of ‘Prosperity’ are sonic masterpieces, timeless and innovative. In between the raw and brutal sound of 80’s Jamaican rub a dub and today’s sophisticated and polished modern sound. Derajah's raw and emotive vocals paint vivid pictures of struggle and resilience, carrying a profound message of social consciousness and resistance against oppressive forces, while The 18th Parallel's ultra-solid riddims create a rich tapestry of sound that will transport you to the heart of roots reggae. With its impeccable production quality, ‘Prosperity’ captures the essence of reggae's golden era.
    This groundbreaking album is a testament to the enduring power of music to inspire, uplift, and ignite change.
  • Jah Schulz – Dub Over Science Chapter II (12" Vinyl) Basscomesaveme

    Jah Schulz – Dub Over Science Chapter II (12" Vinyl) Basscomesaveme

    £17.99
    Get ready to embark on a sonic journey as Jah Schulz takes you on a mesmerizing dub odyssey with his much-anticipated second chapter of Dub Over Science.
    Following the success of chapter one, this album is set to redefine the boundaries of dub music and elevate your auditory senses to new heights.
    Step into a realm where Jah Schulz fuses deep basslines, hypnotic drums and outerworldy dub extractions, creating a captivating and immersive listening experience that will leave you craving for more.
    This is forward thinking bass music in a dubwise style, you nah wanna miss!  
  • Soom T - The Louder The Better - X-Ray Production

    Soom T - The Louder The Better - X-Ray Production

    £28.99
    Soom T aka “The Raggamuffin Queen” presents her sixth studio album “The Louder The Better”. A combination of live band studio recordings and digital compositions, it took only 3 years to fully realize from the very first live band recordings in Brazil during the 2020 pandemic to its release this year. Entirely self-produced with her own music label Renegade Masters with Kunta as executive producer, Soom T called on her most trusted collaborators to produce this new Reggae/Dub gem, and it’s sunnier than ever.
    Finally, with this new reggae album, Soom T sticks to what is closest to her heart covering a multitude of topics from the corrupt state of the world, to the emptiness of politics and the urgent need to awaken to the reality of the condition of society.
    Behind the need to inform and urge society moving forward, « The Louder The Better » delivers a positive and inspiring message, led by melodies and vocals at the crossroads of genres, that fans will love to listen to at any time.
  • Skarra Mucci - Perfect Timing LP X-Ray Production

    Skarra Mucci - Perfect Timing LP X-Ray Production

    £22.99
    5 years after the release of "Skarra Mucci & The One Love Family" (2018), this essential figure of Jamaican music, with his versatile flow and recognizable voice, announces a new studio album with multiple influences "Perfect Timing", which is scheduled for release on September 29, 2023.
    "Perfect Timing" is an ode to Reggae of all eras, full of nods to the Sound System culture, from its beginnings to the present day. From the choice of the featurings to that of the producers, nothing is left to chance to offer us a journey through the highlights of this rich culture which has never ceased to evolve, without any period being left behind.
  • Skarra Mucci - The One Love Family LP X-Ray Production

    Skarra Mucci - The One Love Family LP X-Ray Production

    £21.99
    Originally released in 2018 on Undisputed Records, "The One Love Family" is Skarra Mucci's 7th studio album. For this featuring album where one or more guests appear on each track, the artist invited a cast of choice with guests from various backgrounds such as the heavyweights of French Reggae from Dub Inc or the Jamaican stars of yesterday and today such as Ken Boothe, King Kong or Chezidek… This album is a hymn to sharing in which we find the many facets of the Dancehall President.
  • Skarra Mucci - Dancehall President LP X-Ray Production

    Skarra Mucci - Dancehall President LP X-Ray Production

    £21.99
    On the occasion of the new 2023 edition of his album "Dancehall President" released in 2016 on Undisputed Records, Skarra Mucci unveils an alternative cover for the vinyl version. Nicknamed "King Skarra" or "The Dancehall President", Skarra Mucci is undoubtedly one of the most versatile and interesting singers on the current Reggae scene. With an inexhaustible flow and judicious crossovers between reggae/dancehall, hip-hop and soul, Skarra Mucci transcends riddims and eras with mad class. Between Shaggy and Damian Marley, he reconciles tradition and modernity, old-fashioned raggamuffin and current productions. "Dancehall President" is no exception in this area with reggae, dancehall, hip hop, dubstep influences and featuring guest artists such as Beenie Man, Willy William, Yaniss Odua, Horace Andy and Mandinka.
  • Skarra Mucci - Greater Than Great LP X-Ray Production

    Skarra Mucci - Greater Than Great LP X-Ray Production

    £22.99
    Released in 2014, "Greater Than Great" is the 5th album by Jamaican singer Skarra Mucci, the first for Undisputed Records, bringing together the cream of Reggae Digital productions from Bizzarri Records, DreadSquad, Irie Ites Records, Weedy G Soundforce, Deebuzz Musik, Hard2Def, Soulove / Delamix, D&H Records, Kskamp and Rawkaz Clan which the toaster comes to ride brilliantly. Greater than great, it's just legend! The album "Greater Than Great" offers eclectic versions navigating between Dancehall, Digital, Reggae and Raggamuffin. Skarra Mucci proves once again that he is one of the rare singers capable of putting his voice on all styles of Reggae with a capital "R" and transforming them into instant classics, like "My Sound », his biggest hit found on this album.
  • Skarra Mucci - Return Of The Raggamuffin (Double LP) X-Ray Production

    Skarra Mucci - Return Of The Raggamuffin (Double LP) X-Ray Production

    £29.99
    True leader of a Raggamuffin new wave of in Europe, Jamaican artist Skarra Mucci takes advantage of the Record Store Day 2020 to release his album “Return Of The Raggamuffin”, awarded Best Dancehall album of the year in 2012 and never repressed since then. You will find all the tracks which made his success such as “Movie Star”, “Raggamuffin” or “Feel Alright” in remastered version. According to the press and his fans, this is his milestone album!
  • Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle (Traffic Entertainment) Green & Red Opaque Vinyl

    Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle (Traffic Entertainment) Green & Red Opaque Vinyl

    £28.99
    De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest may have been more commercially successful, but the afrocentric, jazz political rap movement and unfadeable Native Tongue Massive started with the Jungle Brothers. 
    Their debut full length “Straight Out the Jungle” opened up many doors that are walked through by today’s artists like Mos Def, Common and even Kanye West. Their taste for jazzy horn samples helped kick-start the entire jazz-rap movement, and their James Brown fixation was one of the first. 
  • Creation Rebel - Hostile Environment (On-U Sound) Vinyl | CD

    Creation Rebel - Hostile Environment (On-U Sound) Vinyl | CD

    £22.49

    Hostile Environment is the first album in over forty years from the legendary Creation Rebel, who were the original On-U Sound house band and responsible for classics such as Dub from Creation and Starship Africa. The trio of Crucial Tony, Eskimo Fox and Magoo are back with producer Adrian Sherwood to create a modern spin on their heavyweight dubwise rhythms.

    Available here on Ltd. Yellow Vinyl LP | CD

  • Pachyman - Switched-On LP ATO Records

    Pachyman - Switched-On LP ATO Records

    £23.99
    While conceptualizing Switched-On, Pachyman gravitated to Lovers Rock-era reggae and the iconic Studio One. Yet the album also pays homage to the era where musicians began manipulating synthesizers for gloriously off-kilter bleeps and bloops. His evolution emerges on You Looked at Me, fusing a Krautrock-esque beat with synths reminiscent of Boards of Canada. Pachy's sound further expands on Trago Coqueto, a cheeky love song crooned through a cocktail’s prism and an ode to his Puerto Rican roots.
  • Space Funk 2 Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 SOUL JAZZ RECORDS

    Space Funk 2 Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84 SOUL JAZZ RECORDS

    £27.99
    Soul Jazz Records’ new second collection of twisted hyperspace electro/funk ‘Space Funk 2: Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, continues its intergalactic journey. Featuring rare and off-the-wall space funk and electro rarities and obscurities all released on small independent USA record labels in the late 1970s and 1980s.
    Artists on this release include Alien Starr, Bobby Demo, Maggatron, Mid-City Crew, Tribe, Junie, Rich Cason and the Galactic Orchestra and many more intergalactic space warriors!
    The 2xLP and CD album comes in striking deluxe artwork featuring the radical African-American model Pat Evans who graced numerous album covers for The Ohio Players in the 1970s.
  • The Brand New Heavies - Never Stop... The Best Of (London Records) 2LP / 2CD

    The Brand New Heavies - Never Stop... The Best Of (London Records) 2LP / 2CD

    £29.99
    2023 marks 35 years since the first single by The Brand New Heavies.
    Twenty-one seminal tracks from Acid Jazz royalty, The Brand New Heavies, who transcended London’s local funk scene to become to enjoy global success across with hits such as ‘Sometimes’, ‘You Are The Universe’, ‘Dream on Dreamer’, ‘Midnight at The Oasis’ and more.
    2nd CD with remixes by Masters at Work, Dimitri from Paris, Roger Sanchez and a new remix of ‘Stay This Way’ by Bob Sinclar.
    This new compilation brings together all the singles from the band’s time with London Records, featuring 15 Top 40, 5 Top 20, and 1 Top 10 UK hits.
    All formats feature new liner notes from producer and long-time fan Mark Ronson.
  • JJ Whitefield – Ethio Meditations / Drama Al Dente LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #1

    JJ Whitefield – Ethio Meditations / Drama Al Dente LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #1

    £25.99
    The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series was created by Madlib and Egon over the course of the Pandemic, and was a chance to give their creative friends the ability to stretch out and indulge in whatever type of music they wanted for release on the label.
    The music had to be great and able to be presented as a stand alone album – like the best “Music Library” releases of the past, on labels like Italy’s Sermi, Germany’s Bruton, France’s MP2000 and the UK’s DeWolfe. And, like those albums, it had to work as easy, one-stop clearance for background cues in film and television production and, as producers have been indulging since the 1990s, for sampling.
    The series contains 12 releases by DJ Muggs, Karriem Riggins, J-Zone, the Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson, JJ Whitefield of Karl Hector/Whitefield Brothers/Poets of Rhythm, Motif Alumni and Music Research Library, Mario Luciano of Polyphonic Music Library, Henkel, Gabriel Rowland of Los Yesterdays, Dan Hastie and Terin Ector of Orgone, Dan Ubick and Joe Harrison
    The albums will be released on the Madlib Invazion label on the each month over the course of one year. Listen, ponder, repeat.  
  • J-Zone – Intoxicated Skull LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #3

    J-Zone – Intoxicated Skull LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #3

    £25.99
    The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series was created by Madlib and Egon over the course of the Pandemic, and was a chance to give their creative friends the ability to stretch out and indulge in whatever type of music they wanted for release on the label.
    The music had to be great and able to be presented as a stand alone album – like the best “Music Library” releases of the past, on labels like Italy’s Sermi, Germany’s Bruton, France’s MP2000 and the UK’s DeWolfe. And, like those albums, it had to work as easy, one-stop clearance for background cues in film and television production and, as producers have been indulging since the 1990s, for sampling.
    The series contains 12 releases by DJ Muggs, Karriem Riggins, J-Zone, the Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson, JJ Whitefield of Karl Hector/Whitefield Brothers/Poets of Rhythm, Motif Alumni and Music Research Library, Mario Luciano of Polyphonic Music Library, Henkel, Gabriel Rowland of Los Yesterdays, Dan Hastie and Terin Ector of Orgone, Dan Ubick and Joe Harrison
    The albums will be released on the Madlib Invazion label each month over the course of one year. Listen, ponder, repeat.  
  • Jake Ferguson Featuring Malcom Catto – Emotions Run Dry LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #2

    Jake Ferguson Featuring Malcom Catto – Emotions Run Dry LP Madlib Invazion Music Library Series #2

    £25.99
    The Madlib Invazion Music Library Series was created by Madlib and Egon over the course of the Pandemic, and was a chance to give their creative friends the ability to stretch out and indulge in whatever type of music they wanted for release on the label.
    The music had to be great and able to be presented as a stand alone album – like the best “Music Library” releases of the past, on labels like Italy’s Sermi, Germany’s Bruton, France’s MP2000 and the UK’s DeWolfe. And, like those albums, it had to work as easy, one-stop clearance for background cues in film and television production and, as producers have been indulging since the 1990s, for sampling.
    The series contains 12 releases by DJ Muggs, Karriem Riggins, J-Zone, the Heliocentrics’ Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson, JJ Whitefield of Karl Hector/Whitefield Brothers/Poets of Rhythm, Motif Alumni and Music Research Library, Mario Luciano of Polyphonic Music Library, Henkel, Gabriel Rowland of Los Yesterdays, Dan Hastie and Terin Ector of Orgone, Dan Ubick and Joe Harrison.
  • Black Market Brass - Hox (BlackLP/Green LP/CD) Colemine Records

    Black Market Brass - Hox (BlackLP/Green LP/CD) Colemine Records

    £25.99
    The third LP from Black Market Brass is a new take on afrobeat that combines traditional grooves with heavy, hypnotic, sci-fi sounds that reflect the band’s myriad of influences as record collectors across genres. “We didn’t leave the traditional afro-beat sound behind, but we did allow ourselves to pull from different places with less hesitation,” shared saxophonist Cole Pulice.
    Like their previous albums, the 9-piece band recorded Hox live to tape. “The sound and aesthetic of the analog recording process is important for this kind of music,” Pulice explained. “We’re looking to capture lightning in a bottle.” With that, the album features several sections of heavily processed synthesizers, harsh glitches, fuzzed out guitars, and a burning percussion section that pays homage to the traditional drumming cultures of Nigeria and Ghana. The performances are dynamic and confident. The grooves are infectious and hypnotic. BMB has pushed further into musical experimentalism, but at the end of the day, they’re still making dance music.
    Krautrock, free-jazz, doom metal – the inspirations for Hox stem from all kinds of musical backgrounds, but the sound is far from scattered. It’s a polished, innovative record that’s sure to exceed expectations and keep the listener engaged from start to finish.
  • Hollie Cook - Happy Hour In Dub (Vinyl LP /  CD) Merge Records (PRE-ORDER)

    Hollie Cook - Happy Hour In Dub (Vinyl LP / CD) Merge Records (PRE-ORDER)

    £22.99
    On August 11, 2023, Merge Records will release Happy Hour in Dub, a heavenly set of dub versions to pair with Hollie Cook’s critically acclaimed 2022 album Happy Hour. Her first full dub record since 2012, Happy Hour in Dub was coaxed into being by close listening of the original album’s modern lover’s rock.
    Cook and Mckone explain:“The reason and inspiration for wanting to make the dub record is because Happy Hour, in its original form, has so many intricate musical details running throughout the songs from the backing vocal and string arrangements to some far more subtle details. And during the mixing process, hearing some of these parts on their own over the drum and bass foundation, we felt there was so much left to explore and expose in the songs and take them to outer space.”
    At the controls rejoining Hollie in exploring the space is Happy Hour producer Ben Mckone, who takes her soulful creations and stretches them to their sonic limits, with new vocal features by Josh Skints and Kiko Bun.
    LP on black vinyl + printed insert for album download).
  • Mungo's Hi-Fi - Past and Present (Vinyl LP) Dumbarton Rock

    Mungo's Hi-Fi - Past and Present (Vinyl LP) Dumbarton Rock

    £22.99

    Mungo’s Hi-Fi return with their exciting new vocal project Past And Present. Released on their Dumbarton Rock label, it’s the eagerly awaited vocal companion piece to 2021 dub album Antidote. Past And Present is unique for Mungo’s in being devoted to the Rub A Dub reggae style that arose in late 70s and early 80s Jamaica.

  • Burial - Burial 2LP Hyperdub

    Burial - Burial 2LP Hyperdub

    £21.99
    Burial's debut album on double vinyl - features a free and unique download code, black inner sleeves and 180g vinyl in a thick card sleeve. It is updated to add the beatless atmospheric tracks that have always been integral parts of the complete CD versions.
  • STUDIO ONE 007 – Licensed to Ska: James Bond & other Film Soundtracks & TV Themes 2LP / CD Soul Jazz

    STUDIO ONE 007 – Licensed to Ska: James Bond & other Film Soundtracks & TV Themes 2LP / CD Soul Jazz

    £25.99

    Soul Jazz Records presents a new expanded version of ‘Studio One 007 - Licensed to Ska: James Bond and other Film Soundtracks and TV Themes’, originally only available as a long deleted 7” RSD box set.

    The vinyl album is presented in superb gatefold sleeve, with full inner and house bag.

    First time release on CD, comes in double walled slipcase with 28-page outsized booklet.

  • Sean Paul - Dutty Rock (Ltd. Edition Clear Double Vinyl) Atlantic VP Records

    Sean Paul - Dutty Rock (Ltd. Edition Clear Double Vinyl) Atlantic VP Records

    £47.99

    "Dutty Rock" is the breakthrough second studio album by Sean Paul, released in 2002. With hits like "Get Busy" and "Gimme the Light," it established Sean Paul as a leading figure in dancehall and reggae-infused pop music.  

    The album's energetic rhythms and infectious beats captivated listeners worldwide, solidifying Sean Paul's status as a trailblazer in the genre.
    New 2023 reissue on crystal clear double vinyl!
  • Blaiz Fayah - Mad Ting 2 LP X-Ray Production

    Blaiz Fayah - Mad Ting 2 LP X-Ray Production

    £24.99
    Blaiz Fayah presents the 2nd volume of his mix-tape “Mad Ting”, a real ray of sunshine. We find what makes the identity of the artist, a freshness in a style that seems to have difficulty in renewing itself. ln eleven tracks, the artist moves between shatta hits and club tracks and draws his inspiration fromdancehall, reggae, hip-hop and afrobeat.
    Several tracks are touring non-stop on the networks and in clubs with “Low”, “Bounce it” or “10/1 O”. Blaiz Fayah shows once again that he is the most exciting dancehall
    artist of his generation !
  • Blaiz Fayah - Mad Ting 3 LP X-Ray Production

    Blaiz Fayah - Mad Ting 3 LP X-Ray Production

    £24.99

    The leader of the European Dancehall/Shatta scene is still as productive as ever after his latest project Mad Ting 2 and a Europe/Latin America tour in 2022. By delivering multiple hits and appearing at major festivals, Blaiz Fayah is starting 2023 the same way he ended the previous year.

    “Mad Ting 3”, concludes the “Mad Ting” series, Blaiz Fayah highlights the vast range of his musical references by bringing in Dancehall, Kompa, Moombahton, Reggae, Shatta and Zouk influences.

    For the occasion, some of the most renowned artists of their genre have been invited, such as Busy Signal, Jahyanai King and Nesly.

  • Madlib - Bad Neighbor Beats (Limited Edition Black/Purple Swirl Vinyl) LP Bang Ya Head

    Madlib - Bad Neighbor Beats (Limited Edition Black/Purple Swirl Vinyl) LP Bang Ya Head

    £38.99
    Special edition instrumentals, Black/Purple Swirls Coloured Vinyl. Limited to 250 copies.
    MED, Blu and Madlib are pleased to present the special edition instrumental release of their acclaimed Bad Neighbors LP. Produced entirely by the Beat Konducta himself—the vibe provider for classic albums for the likes of MF DOOM, Freddie Gibbs, Black Star and more—the 13 track single LP boasts his hallmark crackling soul and funk loops in their isolated form. 
    The special edition instrumental has been remastered, equipped with two new bonus instrumentals, and an overhaul designed by Jeff Jank of the original album artwork adapted from Eugene Thurston and Arthur Hawkins' illustration for the 1930 mystery novel, The Invisible Host.
    “I’d like to dedicate this release to Mr Otis Jackson Sr. Thanks for the guidance and support. Highly Appreciated” - MED
  • LoFi Allstars Volume 3 LP Horus Records

    LoFi Allstars Volume 3 LP Horus Records

    £13.99
    Horus Records is proud to bring you their 7th release, the first full length release produced and recorded by themselves… This LP is strictly their own productions, writing, playing and engineering; cut to tape at their own Arch studio in Tottenham, London.  
  • Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Expensive Shit LP Knitting Factory Records

    £23.99

    Black Vinyl Reissue! W/ download code.

    The title of the album and first track refers to an incident in 1974. The Nigerian police planted a joint on Kuti. Before he was arrested, he ate the joint, but the police brought him into custody and waited for him to produce the (titular) excrement. According to legend, he managed to use another inmate's feces and was eventually released..

    'Water No Get Enemy' is inspired by a Yoruban proverb about the power of nature and the universe.

  • Fela Kuti -  Sorrow, Tears and Blood LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Sorrow, Tears and Blood LP Knitting Factory Records

    £22.99

    Black Vinyl Reissue! Includes Download code.

    The song (Sorrow, Tears And Blood) was written in the wake of a raid on Kuti's Kalakuta Republic compound by 1,000 armed members of the Nigerian army on February 18, 1977. The scene is described in his lyrics, "Everybody run, run, run / Everybody scatter, scatter / Some people lost some bread / Some people just die ... Them leave sorrow, tears, and blood / Them regular trademark".

    The second composition (Colonial Mentality) is titled after the inferiority complex called colonial mentality, and whose lyrics list a range of examples of "things dem dey do, dem dey overdo all the things dem dey do" such as "think wey black no good, na foreign things dem dey like" and "dem go turn air condition, and close them country away" no be so?.

  • Fela Kuti - Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.) LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Johnny Just Drop (J.J.D.) LP Knitting Factory Records

    £22.99

    Black Vinyl Reissue! Includes Download code.

    Knitting Factory Records is proud to reissue Fela Kuti's J.J.D. Johnny Just Drop on vinyl. Previously only available as part of the Box Set series, the reissue features original album artwork designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the cover art for around half of Fela’s albums. Originally released in 1977, J.J.D. Johnny Just Drop features Fela lampooning Nigeria’s "been-tos," people who had been to Europe or America to work or study, and then returned (dropped) home with European social pretensions and an inferiority complex about African culture.

  • 200% Dynamite: Ska Soul Rock Steady Funk & Dub  2xLP Soul Jazz Records (Colour Vinyl)

    200% Dynamite: Ska Soul Rock Steady Funk & Dub 2xLP Soul Jazz Records (Colour Vinyl)

    £32.99
    Soul Jazz Records’ 200% Dynamite! set the benchmark for reggae meets funk compilations that has never been bettered. Out of print for 20 years, this new 2023 edition is being released in a one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.
    Jam-packed with reggae tunes that crossed-over to become dancefloor hits such as Tenor Saw’s sound boy anthem ‘Ring the Alarm,’ K.C. White’s classic cut of the seminal ‘No, No, No’ and Augustus Pablo’s ‘Rockers Rock’, 200% Dynamite explores the links between reggae, jazz, funk and soul.
    Carrying on perfectly from 100% Dynamite, this second compilation continues to trace the history of Jamaican reggae and the influence of American styles such as funk and jazz had on this music.
    Featured here are serious funk and rocksteady tunes from the likes of The Skatalites and Johnny Osbourne through to Jamaican jazz from masters such as Tommy McCook and Byron Lee, as well as some serious dub from the likes of Augustus Pablo, King Tubby and Jackie Mittoo.
    New bonus tracks on this new 2023 edition include seminal dancehall party cuts Sister Nancy’s ‘One Two’ and Chaka Demus and Pliers’ ‘Murder She Wrote’, alongside classic soul to reggae covers including cuts of Marlena Shaw’s ‘Women of the Ghetto’ and Odyssey’s ‘Don’t Tell Me Tell Her’.
  • Fela Kuti - Shakara (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Shakara (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records

    £25.99
    Shakara is the 6th in the series of celebratory Fela 50th Anniversary reissues. Like its predecessors in the series, this version will be on color vinyl and the LP will be wrapped in a gold foil obi strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela's global impact on music. Like Fela's other early 70's releases, he used each side of his LPs to create a deep groove that pulls the listener in and follows with metaphoric lyrics that call out and critique the corrupt hangover of colonialism.
    The album is the sound of Afrobeat's maturation as a global music. Fela's Pidgin English lyrics extend his music's audience beyond Yoruba speakers and make his words understandable across the Anglophone world. In "Lady," Fela highlights the adoption of European social habits to the detriment of African culture. "Shakara" is a mainly instrumental track, with a brief lyric, sung in Yoruba, warning against boasters and braggarts. The song pacing is festive and typically up tempo, with boisterous horn arrangements, with strong solos from Fela on keyboards and the fearsome Igo Chico on tenor saxophone.
    This 50th anniversary edition is pressed on limited edition pink vinyl, with a gold foil obi strip, and is packaged with a yellow 7" featuring covers of "Lady" and "Shakara" by London band Ezra Collective. 
  • Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight (50th Anniversary Edition) Knitting Factory Records

    £25.99
    By 1972, when Music of Fela: Roforofo Fight was originally released (on two vinyl albums, Music of Fela Volume One and Volume Two), Fela was becoming one of the most avidly followed musicians in West Africa. His audience came from among the region's urban poor, the ""sufferheads"" living in the shanty towns around the major cities, along with growing numbers of students and political dissenters. Fela championed, and sang about the problems of, oppressed and exploited people and denounced the ruling elites lording it over them, with their seemingly endemic corruption and their ready use of violence to crush dissent. Because he generally sang in Broken English rather than Yoruba, and adopted an increasingly pan-Africanist outlook, his message resonated throughout Anglophone Africa.
    The 50th-anniversary reissue of Roforofo Fight is pressed on double orange & green vinyl. Side D features singles "Shenshema" and "Ariya" on vinyl for the first time. The two tracks were originally released as a 7" single in 1972 and later featured in the CD reissue of "Roforofo Fight / The Fela Singles"".
  • Fela Kuti - Gentleman (50th Anniversary Edition) LP Knitting Factory Records

    Fela Kuti - Gentleman (50th Anniversary Edition) LP Knitting Factory Records

    £23.99

    50th Anniversary reissue. Like its predecessors in the series, this version will be available on exclusive colored vinyl (Igbo Smoke) and the LP will be wrapped in a gold foil obi strip with a brief essay on the album and Fela's global impact on music. Like Fela's other early 70's releases, he used each side of his LPs to create a deep groove that pulls the listener in and follows with metaphoric lyrics that call out and critique the corrupt hangover of colonialism.

    Gentleman is the last of Fela's early 1970s albums recorded with the Africa 70. The title track can be interpreted literally or as a metaphor concerning a wider issue. Fela deftly addresses the colonialism-induced, inferiority complex which led many in Africa's new governing elites to reject African style, concepts of beauty, and modes of behavior in favor of European imports. Gentleman's other tracks, ""Fefe Naa Efe"" and ""Igbe,” have more direct, less metaphorical lyrics. On ""Fefe Naa Efe,” an Ashanti motto from Ghana, Fela tells a woman dumped by her boyfriend that she must get over the heartache and move on. On ""Igbe”, Fela declares that anyone who betrays a friend is shit, and that anybody who lacks self-respect is shit - something you want to expel from your body as soon as possible. He sings the word ""shit"" in several Nigerian languages, so there is no misunderstanding.
  • Marcia Griffiths - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold 2LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Marcia Griffiths - Essential Artist Collection (Gatefold 2LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    £28.99
    Arguably the greatest female singer in the history of Jamaican music, Marcia Griffiths first made her mark the Jamaican music scene with a number of popular singles during the late Sixties, before finding international fame in 1970 alongside her long-term friend and sometime collaborator, Bob Andy.
    Bob and Marcia’s uplifting reggae version of Nina Simone’s inspiring song, ‘(To Be) Young, Gifted & Black’ hit number 5 in the UK pop chart, with the single proving to be the first of two British chartbusters, with their exuberant interpretation of Pied Piper’ just missing out on a Top 10 placing the following year.
    Soon after, Marcia became a member of Bob Marley’s famed backing group, the I-Threes, while also continuing to enjoy solo success with numerous Jamaican hits for a variety of record producers throughout the remainder of the Seventies and well beyond.
    And it is the very best of her solo work that features on this ‘Essential Artist’ compilation, the latest release in Trojan Records’ newly launched range that showcases the work of Jamaica’s best-loved ‘foundation’ artists.
    Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, the collection expertly demonstrates just why Marcia Griffiths is today widely regarded as a Jamaican legend.