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  • Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers LP Real World Records

    Adrian Sherwood presents Dub No Frontiers LP Real World Records

    • ‘Dub No Frontiers’ is inspired by and features female vocalists that Adrian Sherwood and the On-U Sound label knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub and reggae arena was a bit of a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so Sherwood
    decided to invite artists to perform a song of their choice, all in non-English, on his rhythm tracks.
    Vocalists include Likkle Mai (singing in Japanese), Rita Morar (Hindi), Kerieva (Romani), Neyssatou (Arabic) and Yehaiyahan (Chinese).
    The album is dedicated to the memory of both Ariane ‘Ari Up 'Forster and Lincoln Valentine ‘Style’ Scott with whom the project started.
    Peter Harris’s cover painting of Afeni Shakur Davis sets the visual tone.
    Includes a 12-page booklet featuring more of his paintings of inspiring women from the world of literature, politics, law, civil rights and medicine, such as Claudia Jones, Flo Kennedy, Barbara Jordan, Claudette Colvin and Mary Seacole.
  • Who Wants Some ? (Vinyl LP / CD) 17 North Parade / VP Records

    Who Wants Some ? (Vinyl LP / CD) 17 North Parade / VP Records


    It's Reggae time! 24 hot shots from the Bunny Lee catalogue.

    'Who Want's Some?' is a killer 'pon killer 1969-70 Boss Sounds selection sharply complied to shine the spotlight on Striker Lee's groundbreaking Agro sounds.

    'Who Want's Some?' showcases the cream of Jamaica's session musicians - number one cuts from legendary horns-men Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Lester Sterling etc. plus foundation DJ-deliveries from D Tony Lee, U Roy & Jeff Barnes and if you want organ shuffle these tracks have got it galore! The Specials, UB40, Paul McCartney etc. have all paid tribute to these heavy, heavy monster sounds, hard to find tracks now helpfully compiled on this beautifully packaged release featuring full sleeve notes from reggae historian Noel hawks - calling on Smooths, Sorts & Skins get up on your feet the party is about to start!
  • Sundub - Spirits Eat Music (Vinyl LP) Easy Star Records

    Sundub - Spirits Eat Music (Vinyl LP) Easy Star Records


    SunDub is a Brooklyn-based five piece who expertly mixes classic reggae alongside soul and blues.

    The band is a testament to the power of inclusion, diversity, and unity - core values that were showcased on SunDub's debut album, Burden of Love (2019).

    That album racked up millions of streams and brought the band to the attention of their hometown reggae label, Easy Star Records, who picked up the band and has been working with them on this sophomore effort.

    This release is even stronger than the debut, with Sidney Mills (of Steel Pulse) working closely with the band to co-produce and co-write much of the material.

    The album features collaborations with Jamaican superstar Lutan Fyah as well as Peetah Morgan from the GRAMMY-winning Morgan Heritage.

  • The Congos - Heart Of The Congos (Vinyl LP) VP Records 17 North Parade

    The Congos - Heart Of The Congos (Vinyl LP) VP Records 17 North Parade

    Now freshly remastered and restored for 2022 with original press artwork complete with inner disco sleeve.
    Heart of the Congos is a roots reggae album by The Congos, produced by Lee "Scratch" Perry at his Black Ark studio with a studio band including Boris Gardiner on bass and Ernest Ranglin on Guitar. 
    The album was released in 1977 and noted as being one of Lee Perry's masterpiece productions from the Black Ark era.
  • The Upsetters - Return Of The Super Ape (Vinyl LP) 17 North Parade VP Records

    The Upsetters - Return Of The Super Ape (Vinyl LP) 17 North Parade VP Records


    Return Of The Super Ape was the final revelation from Lee Perry's Black Ark Studio, a psychedelicized dub journey into uncharted sonic territories.

    Return Of The Super Ape is the follow-up album to the highly acclaimed dub album Super Ape.

    Just like its predecessor, the album was produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

    It was the last album by The Upsetters before Perry closed down his Black Ark Studio.

    The album showcases yet again the prodigious production skills of undisputed dub master Lee “Scratch” Perry's insanely layered textures and technical wizardry along with The Upsetters providing their musical backing.

    Now freshly remastered and restored for 2022 with original press artwork complete with inner disco sleeve.

  • Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Essential Artist Collection – The Skatalites (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    During the early 1960’s, the sound of ska exploded upon Jamaica’s musical landscape, with the driving dynamic sound championed by arguably the greatest ensemble of musicians ever to have performed and recorded on the island.
    Fronted by legendary saxophonist Tommy McCook, the Skatalites also comprised a veritable who’s who of Kingston-based performers, their number including trombonist Don Drummond, tenor saxman Roland Alphonso, drumming supremo Lloyd Knibb and keyboard prodigy Jackie Mittoo.
    Following their creation in the summer of ’64, this powerhouse instrumental combo dominated the island’s music industry for 18 glorious months, the very best of their work produced by famed Treasure Isle Records boss, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid.
    The best of their output for the celebrated producer is showcased on the ‘Essential Artist Collection’, which sees issue on both as a 2LP vinyl set and a double CD collection, both of which provide the best introduction yet to the music of the incredible, multi-talented and hugely influential Skatalites.
  • Essential Artist Collection – The Maytals (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Essential Artist Collection – The Maytals (Double Vinyl LP/2CD) Trojan Records

    Led by the dynamic Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert, the Maytals are rightly regarded as one of the greatest singing trios in the history of Jamaican music. During an incredible recording career that spanned six decades, the group scored hit after hit on the island’s music charts, with their inimitable, unique blend of fervent gospel and downhome country seemingly impervious to changes in styles and fashion.  
    The best of their work, however, is widely regarded to be their rock steady and early reggae recordings for Leslie Kong’s revered Beverley’s Records during the late Sixties and early Seventies; a period that spawned groundbreaking work such as ’54 46’, ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Do the Reggay’, to name but a few.
    The Essential Artist Collection brings together the very best of their output from this period, including the above tracks, along with numerous other classics, such as ‘Sweet And Dandy’, ‘Pressure Drop’ and ‘Night And Day’.
    Available as a 28 track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, both collections superbly demonstrate just why the unforgettable music of the Maytals will continued to be loved and revered for many years to come.
  • Burial - Untrue (Vinyl LP) Hyperdub

    Burial - Untrue (Vinyl LP) Hyperdub

    Burial's classic Untrue album on double vinyl - black inner sleeves and 180g vinyl in a thick card sleeve.
    It is updated from the previous, now deleted pressing - to add the beatless atmospheric tracks that have always been integral parts of the CD version.
  • Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain (Vinyl LP) Get On Down (USA IMPORT)

    Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain (Vinyl LP) Get On Down (USA IMPORT)

    Legendary artist MF DOOM (aka Zev Love X of KMD) opened up a lyrical wormhole when he returned as the interdimensional MC, Viktor Vaughn, delivering one of his most unique releases in a career packed with distinction. Vaudeville Villain is a concept album with plenty of high comedy, street technology and hijinks, splashed artfully over next-school beats that move freely in spaces between Electronica and Hip Hop, all courtesy of Sound-Ink producers King Honey, Heat Sensor and Max Bill, with the exception of one track produced by RJD2. As the story of Vaudeville Villain goes, a time-travel mishap left Viktor Vaughn stuck in early 90s NYC with no choice but to battle other MCs and carry out side-hustles in order to repair his time machine and get back to the future. All tracks feature original lyrics by DOOM, with a few notable guest appearances from M. Sayyid (Anti-Pop Consortium), Lord Sear, Apani B Fly MC, Louis Logic, and more.
  • KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds (Double Vinyl LP) Metal Face Records

    KMD - Bl_ck B_st_rds (Double Vinyl LP) Metal Face Records

    Originally scheduled for release back in 1994 but scrapped due to controversial cover art, K.M.D.'s follow-up to their debut Mr. Hood was considered to be one of the Holy Grail records in the annals of hip-hop history. The death of group member Sub-Roc in a car accident squashed the future of K.M.D. shortly after it was recorded. Employing ideals and samples from the album The Blue Guerilla by Kain of the Last Poets, the tone of this record was to be dramatically different than their first, which was lighthearted and playful while still spreading a message about racial stereotypes. Volatile yet poignant tracks like "What a Ni__a Know" and "Bl_ck B_st_rds!" are hip-hop fireballs. Subjects like alcoholism ("Sweet Premium Wine"), drug use ("Smokin' That S*#%"), and women ("Plumskinzz") were all touched upon with incendiary tones. The sound of the record is very raw and sounds unfinished due to Elektra shelving the project, but it doesn't take away from the magic that would have made this a suitable follow-up.
  • Pete Rock - The Return Of The SP1200 Vol. 2 (Vinyl LP) Tru Soul Records

    Pete Rock - The Return Of The SP1200 Vol. 2 (Vinyl LP) Tru Soul Records

    Pete Rock is widely recognised as one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. His name is oft included in the pantheon of the greatest, alongside DJ Premier, RZA and J Dilla. In addition, Pete has one of the world's most extensive vinyl collections, the sort of collection whose size can only be estimated, and that estimate stands in excess of 100,000 LPs. In 2019 Rock launched his own imprint, Tru Soul Records, with the release of Return Of The SP-1200 which debuted exclusively on RSD 2019. For Black Friday, Pete Rock goes back to his roots - the SP-1200 and his vinyl – to debut Return Of The SP-1200 Volume 2.
  • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari Tales Of Mozambique (Double Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz

    Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari Tales Of Mozambique (Double Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz

    Following on from the recent super-deluxe box set edition of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari's 'Grounation', Soul Jazz Records are releasing a new edition of the groups celebrated 'Tales of Mozambique'. This new limited-edition is released as a one-off pressing purple vinyl double album and a one-off purple CD. Sleeve design also comes as a new purple version.
    Soul Jazz Records are releasing Count Ossie and The Mystic Revelation’s seminal 1975 album Tales of Mozambique in an expanded double album/single CD/digital format, fully remastered and with the inclusion of two bonus rare single-only tracks, full sleevenotes, exclusive photographs and interview.
    Count Ossie is the central character in the development of Rastafarian roots music, nowadays an almost mythical and iconic figure. His importance in bringing Rastafarian music to a populist audience is matched only by Bob Marley’s promotion of the faith internationally in the 1970s.
    Count Ossie’s drummers performed on the first commercially released single to integrate Rastafarian traditional music with popular music: the vocal group The Folkes Brothers’ groundbreaking song ‘Oh Carolina’, recorded for producer Prince Buster in 1959. In 1966 his drummers greeted the momentous arrival of Haile Selassie at Kingston airport.
    His legendary jam sessions up in his Rastafarian compound in the hills of Wareika, Kingston, are famous for the many Jamaican musicians who attended including The Skatalites players – Roland Alphonso, Don Drummond, Johnny Moore, Lloyd Knibbs – and many others.
    The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari formed in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970, a union of Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers – variously known as his African Drums, Wareikas or his Afro-Combo – and the saxophonist Cedric Im Brooks’ horns group, The Mystics.
    The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari are the defining group in bringing authentic Rastafarian rhythms into the collective consciousness of popular music, their unique music is at once rooted in the deep traditions and rituals of traditional drumming and chanting alongside a forward-thinking, even avant-garde, artistry influenced by the likes of John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders and other pioneering African-American jazz artists radicalised and charged by the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
    Tales of Mozambique is a truly unique and fascinating ground-breaking album.
  • Desmond Dekker - The Israelites LP Pyramid/Trojan Records

    Desmond Dekker - The Israelites LP Pyramid/Trojan Records

    Originally issued in 1969 by Doctor Bird Records on the company's Pyramid subsidiary, 'Israelites' came hot on the heels of Desmond Dekker's international smash hit of the same name. Such was the extent of Dekker's global success, the album was licensed to companies around the world, seeing issue on a variety of different imprints and with a diverse array of sleeve designs. Yet despite the popularity of the LP, it has remained unavailable since its original release, almost half a century ago. Now at long last, reggae fans can once again own a brand new copy of this hugely popular and significant album - at an extremely affordable price. This reissue faithfully reproduces the original issue, mastered from the best available analogue source and pressed on the highest quality 180 Gram vinyl, ensuring the authentic look and sound of the original pressing.
  • Ska & Reggae Classics (2x Vinyl LP) Trojan Records

    Ska & Reggae Classics (2x Vinyl LP) Trojan Records

    To mark the 50th anniversary of Trojan Records comes ‘Trojan Ska & Reggae Classics’, an essential 2LP collection featuring 24 of the most celebratory Jamaican music hits from the iconic label’s legendary catalogue.
    Featuring Top 60 UK chartbusters, including UK Number 1s, Top 10s and Top 20 hits, this joyous collection showcases the very best in classic Caribbean sounds, from rude boy ska to dancehall anthems, and shows just why Trojan remains the world’s greatest reggae label, half a century since its launch.
    Notable tracks include Everything I Own by Ken Boothe, Desmond Dekker & The Aces- Israelites, Double Barrel by Dave & Ansel Collins, Monkey Man by The Maytals, Liquidator by Harry J Allstars, Uptown Top Ranking by Althea & Donna, Desmond Dekker- You Can Get It If You Really Want, and many more.
  • The 18th Parallel - Downtown Sessions (Vinyl LP/CD) Fruits Records

    The 18th Parallel - Downtown Sessions (Vinyl LP/CD) Fruits Records

    From: £11.99

    In September 2021, The 18th Parallel unveiled their first collaborative LP with Lone Ark, 'Showcase Vol. 1', which was unanimously acclaimed by international critics. After a series of singles in collaboration with key artists from the golden age of Jamaican reggae such as Lee "Scratch" Perry, Linval Thompson, Dennis Walks, Burro Banton and Mike Brooks, the Swiss musician-producer combo is back with a new project on November 18th, 2022, Downtown Sessions, to delight the ears of old-school roots music fans.

    'Downtown Sessions' is the result of ten years of studio sessions between Geneva and downtown Kingston with legendary drummer and Rockers movie star Leroy "Horsemouth" Wallace (Studio One, Black Disciples, Soul Syndicate, Pierpoljak, Groundation,...). The 18th Parallel hits hard by inviting some of the biggest names in Jamaican reggae on this new record: Cornell Campbell, Max Romeo, Ras Michael, Fred Locks, Big Youth, I Kong, Leroy Brown, The Silvertones and Hopeton James, not forgetting a Swiss guest, Lala Love.
    A real anthology of roots reggae legends who blossom on original and varied riddims that pay tribute to different eras of Jamaican roots music production, from the raw sound of Randy's to the Studio One discomix drenched in reverb of the late 1970s, via the polished arrangements typical of Geoffrey Chung's productions at Dynamics studio or the sound of Ras Michael's nyahbinghi drums! An exceptional record that combines tradition and modernity by bringing together the original voices of roots reggae with the refreshing vision of the young Swiss collective The 18th Parallel, all under the leadership of the legendary Horsemouth and producer Mathias Liengme. A future must-have for any music lover's collection! 
  • Vibronics meets Mafia & Fluxy in Brixton (Vinyl LP) Scoops

    Vibronics meets Mafia & Fluxy in Brixton (Vinyl LP) Scoops

    Brixton in South London has to be the place where legends in Reggae & Dub meet up for a collaboration. The result is this 8 track all-analogue mixed Dubwise adventure that features the UK’s hardest Roots Reggae bass player & drummer (Mafia & Fluxy) playing the UK’s deepest dubs (Vibronics).
    This fascinating and intricate LP merges old stool Jamaican reggae musicianship with the swirling euphoria found in contemporary dub music.
    All the Riddims were composed by Vibronics, they were then recorded in Iguana studios in the heart of Brixton by the Mafia & Fluxy band before being transported to the Vibronics Dub Cupboard Studio for the full analogue dub treatment
    Artwork is from the Colombia based El Gran Latido crew
  • Monty Alexander - Monty Alexander: The Montreux Years (2LP Vinyl/CD) BMG (1)

    Monty Alexander - Monty Alexander: The Montreux Years (2LP Vinyl/CD) BMG (1)

    A showcase of Monty Alexander’s iconic Montreux Jazz Festival live performances between 1993 to 2016.  
    The audio has been expertly restored and remastered in superlative HD audio; The Montreux Years is released on superior audiophile heavy weight double vinyl and MQA quality CD.
    Brand new liner notes based on an interview with Monty has been created for this release, which also includes rare photos from his Montreux shows.
  • Hieroglyphic Being - There Is No Acid In This House (Double Vinyl LP / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records

    Hieroglyphic Being - There Is No Acid In This House (Double Vinyl LP / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records


    ‘There is no Acid in this House’ is Hieroglyphic Being’s stunning third solo album on Soul Jazz Records, a resolute and powerful statement of Jamal Moss’s raw, vital, pioneering, Afro-Futurist electronic (dance) music - full of twisted pulsating acid house, machines and ambience.

    On his new album Moss once-again draws upon the vast scope of experimentation that has defined Chicago’s musical universe over the last half a century – from the birth of house music with the pioneers Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Lil Louis and others to the radical avant-garde jazz legacy of the city - The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Sun Ra.

    Chicago’s musical universe continues to push-further forward today with artists such as Hieroglyphic Being, Angel Bat Dawid, Makaya McCraven, and labels such as International Anthem label and Hieroglyphic Being’s own Mathematics, all continuing to explore radical new music while drawing upon the city’s decidedly Afro-futurist lineage.

    Jamal Moss, aka Hieroglyphic Being, remains at all-times a radical one-off musical explorer, a resolute pioneer of an avant-garde dance music aesthetic taking lineage from the founding fathers of acid house such as Ron Hardy and Adonis, and pushing the musical form to its own limits, adding his own harder almost industrial edge to this unique sound, which Moss sometimes describes as ‘Outsider House’ or, referencing the earlier avant-garde musical resident and pioneer, Sun Ra - ‘Rhythmic Cubism’ and ‘Cosmic Be-Bop’.

    Hieroglyphic Being’s music crosses many boundaries and has led to remixes of a wide and diverse list of artists from St Vincent to Hans-Joachim Roedelius (the pioneering German electronic composer and member of Cluster), King Gizzard and the Lizard Gizzard to Adonis and many more. In similar fashion his music has appeared on Ghostly/Spectral, Warp, Ninja, Axis and his own Mathematics Recordings.

    Jamal Moss first began working with Soul Jazz Records in 2015 and has released two solo albums (‘The Acid Documents’ in 2015, ‘The Red Notes’ in 2018) as well as a third album under the guise of Africans with Mainframes (with Nolan Reusse in 2017).

  • Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out To Freedom... Live at Pikes Ibiza (Vinyl LP) Warp Records

    Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out To Freedom... Live at Pikes Ibiza (Vinyl LP) Warp Records


    As Warp Records longest serving signing, Nightmares On Wax has been consistently at the forefront of contemporary music, creating A Unique Blend Of Electronica, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Dub, Funk, Soul and Techno.

    Although nine albums in, he may have only just truly stepped into his own groove. Lockdown forced a change of pace and offered some time for meaningful reflection and introspection. 

    Evelyn already had the wheels in motion for making a collaborative album with a variety of guests but now he took this personal element and asked them to run with it.

    As a result, he formed creative bonds with new and upcoming talent that slotted in nicely with both the history and evolution of N.O.W.. The likes of Shabaka Hutchings, Haile Supreme, Mara TK, Sabrina Mahfouz. Greentea Peng, OSHUN and Pip Millett all
    Feature on the album.

    • Here, Nightmares On Wax Performs The Album Shout Out! To Freedom... Live At Pikes Ibiza.
    • LP In Paper Inner In Printed Outer Sleeve With Digital Download Card.

    •  “Surpassing Even The Low-Slung Gait Of 1995’S Previous Career Milestone ‘Smokers Delight’” - MOJO (4*)

    •  “Bold, Fresh And Full Of Freedom” - Mixmag

    •  “Inspired, As Ever” - The Guardian

    •  “‘Shout Out! To Freedom…’ Is A Joy” - The Quietus

  • Cultivator - Voice Of Love LP Rewind Dubs (Japan Import Vinyl)

    Cultivator - Voice Of Love LP Rewind Dubs (Japan Import Vinyl)

    Rewind Dubs label, The first release is a reissue of Cultivator's classic CD album 'Voice of Love', released in 2003 and remastered for LP Vinyl. This reissue is limited to 300 copies and is a tribute to the band's frontman Ras Dasher, who sadly passed away last year.
    Cultivator were the embodiment of roots reggae/dub from Japan from the late 90s to 2004, and have made their mark on Japanese and international reggae history during this period.
    A very important piece of Japanese roots reggae and Dub culture and history that needs to be shared and celebrated beyond borders and generations
  • Barrington Levy - Robin Hood (Vinyl LP)  Greensleeves Records

    Barrington Levy - Robin Hood (Vinyl LP) Greensleeves Records


    Before Barrington Levy conquered the dancehall in the late '80s with an inimitable string of hits (including the herb-smoking anthem "Under Mi Sensi"), he ruled the proto dancehall "rub-a-style" on his early albums for the U.K. imprint Greensleeves. ROBIN HOOD, originally released in 1980 and the follow up to ENGLISHMAN is a masterful set of late-period roots-reggae from the production/backing group powerhouse of Henry "Junjo" Lawes and Roots Radics. Featuring Levy's distinctive yodel-like vocalizations alongside deep, melodic bass grooves, the album sets the tone for the next decade of dancehall deejays, from melodic sing-jays to gruff-voiced ragamuffin stylists

  • Barrington Levy - Englishman (Vinyl LP) Greensleeves Records

    Barrington Levy - Englishman (Vinyl LP) Greensleeves Records

    Arriving in 1979, Barrington Levy’s Englishman album marked the change of the roots sound of the 1970s to a heavy one-drop that would become known as dancehall in the following decade. 

    On 'Englishman', Barrington gives out tough messages of retribution (Don’t Fuss Nor Fight) but, more importantly, turns to what would goon be a standard dancehall template with tracks such as Sister Carol and Look Girl. Produced by Henry ‘Junjo’ Lawes and using number one band The Roots Radics, Englishman had a new sound and gave the first signs of reggae’s shift to new pastures.

  • Disco Reggae Rockers (2LP Ltd Yellow or Black Vinyl / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records

    Disco Reggae Rockers (2LP Ltd Yellow or Black Vinyl / 2CD) Soul Jazz Records


    The most straightforward definition of ‘Disco Reggae’ is to describe it as American disco and soul songs covered by reggaer artists. But the relationship is binary – this is no mere subservient island appreciation of North American dominant culture but instead an example of the interweaving thread of Jamaican and American music that travels back and forth between the major cities of Kingston, London, Toronto, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

    CD with booklet. Double LP in gatefold with digital download. Full sleeve notes included with all formats.

    Also available on Sun Yellow coloured double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with digital download code.

  • The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Box Set/Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz Records

    The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Grounation (Box Set/Vinyl LP/CD) Soul Jazz Records


    Definitive 50th anniversary release of this seminal album!

    Soul Jazz Records have released this long-revered album release in two unique vinyl formats; a one-off pressing limited-edition deluxe box set triple-vinyl edition complete with a free 45 single + art print + an exact-replica reproduction Mystic Revelation 1977 mag/zine + download code;

    And secondly as a triple album + download code with complete sleevenotes.

    There is also a deluxe 2 CD version complete with 40 page large format outsize booklet encased in double-walled slipcase.

    All editions come with extensive new sleevenotes, photography, exact reproductions of the original text and artwork, and a new interview with founding member Sam Williams (aka Time).

  • Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker (Gold or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound

    Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker (Gold or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound

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    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.

    Choice of three formats: Limited Edition Gold Vinyl, Black Vinyl or CD.

    Includes download card!

  • Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Orange or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound

    Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Orange or Black Vinyl LP / CD) On-U Sound


    In stock now!

    A companion album to the critically acclaimed Midnight Rocker, this is Adrian Sherwood’s ‘sound system’ take on the original sessions. Featuring new tracks; radical dancehall re-works with MC interjections from Daddy Freddy and Lone Ranger; and stripped back instrumental version excursions in classic dub reggae style.

    Continuing the series that Sherwood began with Heavy Rain, his re-working of Lee “Scratch” Perry's Rainford album, Midnight Scorchers is both an essential sequel to Midnight Rocker as well as being a powerful album in its own right.

    Available in three seperate formats: Limited Edition Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl & CD.

  • Studio One Rockers 2LP Soul Jazz Records Vinyl

    Studio One Rockers 2LP Soul Jazz Records Vinyl


    2022 repress of this Soul Jazz / Studio One classic compilation! 

    Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.

    Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".

    Double Vinyl LP with download card.

  • Soul Jazz Records presents 100% Dynamite 2LP Yellow Vinyl

    Soul Jazz Records presents 100% Dynamite 2LP Yellow Vinyl

    This is a new one-off limited-edition, only 500 special edition yellow coloured vinyl pressings of Soul Jazz Records’ seminal reggae meets funk and soul collection. 100% Dynamite is the cornerstone of Soul Jazz Records’ releases and launched their long-running series of highly-regarded reggae albums. This album is the fully expanded version and comes with download code.
  • Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) Boxset / 2LP / 2CD

    Lee "Scratch" Perry King Scratch (Musical Masterpieces from the Upsetter Ark-ive) Boxset / 2LP / 2CD

    From: £12.99

    Arguably the greatest Jamaican record producer of all time, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry was instrumental in transforming the island’s national sound throughout the Sixties and Seventies, with his unique approach to music making pushing the music beyond previously perceived boundaries.

    To mark the first anniversary of his passing, the very best of his work is showcased across a number of products, all of which effectively demonstrate why Perry was widely venerated figure for so long.. 

    Released in Three seperate formats:

    • Boxset w/ 4LP+4CD+Book & Poster
    • 2xLP set 
    • 2xCD set

  • Greensleeves Ganja Anthems LP Greensleeves Records

    Greensleeves Ganja Anthems LP Greensleeves Records

    A vintage crop of ten Herbalist anthems that put the green in Greensleeves for an exclusive RSD LP edition of the previous CD only Hi-Grade Ganja Anthems – all pressed on herb green vinyl of course. ‘Hi Grade Ganja Anthems’ - Solomon Grave approved - blaze it up!
  • Soul Revivers - On The Grove 2LP Acid Jazz

    Soul Revivers - On The Grove 2LP Acid Jazz

    Acid Jazz Records presents Nick Manasseh & David Hill’s Soul Revivers: ‘On the Grove’.

    An ambitious and passionate collaboration project, it features musicians spanning seven decades, including Jamaican legends: Ernest Ranglin, Ken Boothe, Earl 16 and Devon Russell; alongside contemporary artists, including jazz trumpeter Ms. Maurice (known for her work with Afro—Jazz Ensemble Kokoroko and Nubya Garcia), Legendary Matic Horns and vocalist Alexia Coley.

    The roots of Soul Revivers lie in film. In late 2017, David was asked to act as music and creative consultant for Idris Elba’s Yardie. A year or so after the film was completed, David and Nick returned to some unused sessions they had recorded for the film. These sessions then became the seeds of this album.

    ‘On the Grove’ was produced at Yard Studios, under the Westway, in the shadow of the covered hulk of Grenfell Tower. It is a journey through the moodier side of reggae, and a progression in the ever evolving, yet timeless nature of the music. It is also a tribute to the music's long connection to West London, and in particular Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill. This history is distilled in the sleeve, which features Charlie Phillips’ photograph of Lepke (founder of Dread Broadcasting Company and brother to Ranking Miss P.) setting up his sound for a Notting Hill Carnival in the late '70s.

    Alongside the featured artists, there are stellar performances from an extraordinary range of London’s most talented session musicians, all helping to complete the next chapter in the musical mythology of West London reggae. 
  • Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One 2LP Soul Jazz Records

    Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One 2LP Soul Jazz Records


    Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One collection ‘Fire Over Babylon: Dread, Peace and Conscious Sounds at Studio One’ features a stellar selection of 70s roots music – classic and rare tracks recorded at Clement Dodd’s musical empire at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.


    Rastafarian-inspired Roots music was an ever-important aspect of Studio One’s output from the start of the 1970s onwards and this album features many of the ground-breaking groups and artists that established the sound of Jamaica during this decade and beyond.

    Featured here are seminal artists such as Freddie McGregor, The Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Horace Andy, Devon Russell, Cedric Brooks, Count Ossie, Judah Eskender Tafari alongside a host of lesser-known rare cuts made at Studio One from artists such as The Prospectors, Viceroys and Pablove Black.

    Studio One and founder Clement Dodd’s connection with Rastafarianism dates back to the early 1960s, with Dodd accompanying members of the Skatalites up to the hills of Kingston to listen to the music of the Rastafarianism Count Ossie and his drummers. The album sleevenotes discuss how Clement Dodd’s musical links, as well as his role in heading the most important record label in Reggae, are in many ways linked to the beliefs of Rastafarianism.

    This album is released as a heavyweight black vinyl double-album with gatefold sleeve, full notes and download code.

  • L' Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion (2LP) X-Ray Production

    L' Entourloop - La Clarté Dans La Confusion (2LP) X-Ray Production

    Double Vinyl LP (2xLP)

    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.

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

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


    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

    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.
  • Hollie Cook - Happy Hour LP Merge Records

    Hollie Cook - Happy Hour LP Merge Records

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

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

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

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


    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


    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


    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.

    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

    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.
  • Treasure Isle presents Soul Power '68 LP Trojan Records

    Treasure Isle presents Soul Power '68 LP Trojan Records

    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


    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 LP X-Ray Productions

    Soom T - Good LP X-Ray Productions

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

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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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.

  • Manudigital - Digital Kingston Session Volume 2 LP X-Ray Production

    Manudigital - Digital Kingston Session Volume 2 LP X-Ray Production


    Awarded Dub Artist of the Year 2020 by the specialized website, Manudigital presents the second volume of his famous “Digital Kingston Session” on vinyl, three years after the release of volume 1 in 2018! These videos filmed in the streets of Kingston, in which the producer invites Jamaican singers from the golden age of digital Reggae to perform their classics in one take on riddims that he plays with the legendary Casio MT40 or “Sleng Teng Keyboard ”, have become a real institution! With more than 100,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel, Manudigital continues to bring together an ever larger and more international audience.

    In this volume 2 of the “Digital Kingston Session”, Manudigital gather a five-star cast with the legendary Capleton, the essential Junior Cat and more underground but no less talented artists such as Devon Morgan, Peter Metro, Jigsy King or Bunny General. As on the first volume, two bonus sessions recorded outside Jamaica complete the tracklisting: one in Brooklyn with Red Fox, the most New Yorker of Jamaican deejays, and the other in Paris with the spectacular English MC Deemas J, who has been accompanying Manudigital on stage since 2018.

    Manudigital “Digital Kingston Session Vol 2” vinyl available here.

  • Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love LP Merge Records

    Hollie Cook - Vessel Of Love LP Merge Records

    Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent and charisma to craft a dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love. Acclaimed legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover (Killing Joke) is Cook’s most recent collaborator, lending his venerable production expertise to Vessel of Love. Hollie Cook sits in good company on Glover’s impressive production list, joining Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, The Verve, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd, and Depeche Mode. Glover describes Cook’s songs as “sharp lyrical observations and clever word play combined with an exquisite and informed pop sensibility.” Hollie Cook’s vibrant, spirited take on lovers rock radiates positivity
  • Uprising - Roots Aggregation Singles Collection L Digikiller

    Uprising - Roots Aggregation Singles Collection L Digikiller

    Fifteen track compilation collecting rare 1970's singles and previously unreleased tracks. With this LP we continue to mine the output of producer Carl "Stereo" Fletcher and his UPRISING and STEREO BEAT labels. A nice collection of mellow roots reggae, this album features singers, deejays and instrumentals. With classics like Little Roy's "Christopher Columbus" alongside five previously unreleased tracks, all roots fans should find something to love here. 
  • Still Cool - Still Cool LP Digikiller

    Still Cool - Still Cool LP Digikiller

    At long last, the legendary unreleased Still Cool album! Producer Carl "Stereo" Fletcher had been planning this LP on his Uprising label since the late 1970's. In fact, a version of it was released in Lagos, Nigeria, but that pressing was apparently minute and now nearly impossible to find.* So, finally properly released nearly 40 years later, here it is. Still Cool, like Stereo and his Uprising label, were part of the vibrant musical arm of the 12 Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group in the 1970's. Still Cool regularly performed on 12 Tribes stage shows, just check the photos in our LP & CD jackets. Four of the ten tracks on this album were released as singles back in the day, including one ("Sweeter Music") credited only to Still Cool vocalist Frankie Diamond. The other six tracks have never been released until now. This is a fantastic 1970's roots harmony album that should appeal to fans of classic harmony a la The Abyssinians, Mighty Diamonds, Wailing Souls, Burning Spear, Culture and Bob Marley & The Wailers. 
  • Akae Beka - Topaz LP Before Zero Label

    Akae Beka - Topaz LP Before Zero Label


    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!

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

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

    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


    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. 

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

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

    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.

  • Gregory Isaacs - Showcase LP Taxi Records

    Gregory Isaacs - Showcase LP Taxi Records


    Another stone cold classic from the vaults of TAXI Records, home of the inventive drum and bass duo Sly & Robbie.

    Here is a perfect example of what is a classic recording. 
    The Cool Ruler is Jamaican singer songwriter Gregory Isaacs. 
    He has of course been a household name for decades, and these recordings show why. 
    Perfectly crafted songs and precise rhythm construction by the TAXI GANG at Channel One Studio. 

    Each song drifts seamlessly into percussive dubs with subtle sonic landscapes sculpted by the engineers Maxie & Ernest Hookim at the mixing board. 
    Originally released in 1980 this 2021 reissue is now available on Vinyl LP and CD Digipak. 

  • King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub LP VP Greensleeves

    King Jammy Destroys The Virus With Dub LP VP Greensleeves


    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.

  • Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus LP BMG

    Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus LP BMG


    Reissue of the 1955 Classic feat. “Stormy Weather” & “Thrice Upon A Time.” Originally released as a series of 

    10-inches, before being compiled into an LP, this album is one of CHARLES MINGUS’ first masterworks, an album that hints at the compositional flourishes he’d bring to his masterpieces Mingus Ah Um and Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. A portrait of the artist as a young man, delivered in two sides of delightful jazz

  • Dexter Gordon - Daddy Plays The Horn LP BMG

    Dexter Gordon - Daddy Plays The Horn LP BMG


    Reissue of the 1955 Classic feat. “Confirmation,” “Autumn In New York” & “You Can Depend
    On Me.” DEXTER GORDON wasn’t quite THE Dexter Gordon when he made DADDY PLAYS THE HORN, but his unique, obtuse way of playing the saxophone and hitting his rhythm section’s playing at weird, swinging angles was already fully formed for this album. Recorded in between periods of tumult and distress--he was in and out of jail with a bear of a heroin addiction--Gordon is one of the finest men to ever put a reed in his mouth, and this album--particularly “Autumn in New York”--belongs in every discerning Jazzbo’s collection. 


  • Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - Motor City Scene LP BMG

    Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - Motor City Scene LP BMG

    MOTOR CITY SCENE, also released as Stardust, by American saxophonist PEPPER ADAMS and trumpeter DONALD BYRD, was recorded in 1960 and released on the Bethlehem label. Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams—and their ace band, including Kenny Burrell, Tommy Flanagan & Paul Chambers—deliver what is one of the finest performances of “Stardust” you’ll ever hear on this album. And that’s just the first track; this is Donald Byrd hitting his first peak, and summoning a band behind him that was formidable, and deft.

    Release Date 07/01/2022.

  • Quincy Jones $ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP Rhino

    Quincy Jones $ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) LP Rhino


    Quincy Jones - $ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack to the 1971 movie of the same name.  The soundtrack was composed and produced by Jazz legend Quincy Jones and includes performances from Roberta Flack, Little Richard and Doug Kershaw.  This version will be the first repressing since 2002, and will be pressed the color of money on mint green vinyl. One of the Start Your Ear Off Right 2022 titles from Rhino. 

    Limited Edition, 140g Green Vinyl.

  • U Roy - Solid Gold 2LP Trojan Jamaica

    U Roy - Solid Gold 2LP Trojan Jamaica


    TROJAN JAMAICA / BMG is proud to announce the release of U-ROY’s final full-length, SOLID GOLD U-ROY. The double vinyl album (CD Released 16/07/21 and in stock now) was originally set to come out in 2020 with plans for a worldwide tour in support, but unfortunately, the pandemic delayed the release. Then, with the heartbreaking loss of U-ROY on February 17, 2021, the album has become a celebration of one of the most profoundly influential reggae stars of his generation. An originator of the chatty rhythmic vocal style known as toasting — a key foundational element in the development of rap in its nascent stages in the 1970s — U-ROY left behind an unmatched legacy which is clearly on display on SOLID GOLD U-ROY, with its guest appearances including ZIGGY MARLEY, SHAGGY, MICK JONES of THE CLASH, SANTIGOLD, SLY & ROBBIE, DAVID HINDS of STEEL PULSE, and more. 

    The Double Vinyl LP released on January 14, 2022. 

  • Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice 2LP (Special Edition) World Circuit

    Tony Allen & Hugh Masekela - Rejoice 2LP (Special Edition) World Circuit


    ‘Rejoice’ is the classic collaboration between Tony Allen, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master trumpet player of South African jazz. The record, released to great acclaim in March 2020, became the first posthumous release from Masekela, and the last release from Allen, who sadly passed away a month later. 

    For this Special Edition, World Circuit have gone back to the original 2010 mixes and added previously unheard parts from the 2019 sessions to create 8 reimagined bonus mixes, accompanied by a new booklet with sleeve notes obi strip and photos.

  • Dancehall Anthems - Various Artists LP VP Records VPRL2704

    Dancehall Anthems - Various Artists LP VP Records VPRL2704


    Dancehall Anthems is a set of all new recordings bringing fresh perspectives and voices to timeless classics. Some of the compositions have a storied history with VP Records and others are meaningful to the genre as a whole.

    The album is produced by dancehall veteran Jeremy Harding (Sean Paul, Beenie Man). Singles from the album included Beenie Man’s “Mad Kings,” his update of Yellowman’s “Zungguzungguguzungguzeng.

    ”Kabaka Pyramid’s exceptional interpretation of Michigan & Smiley’s “Nice Up The Dance,” followed by Wayne Marshall’s tribute to Tenor Saw’s “Lots Of Sign,” and Runkus’s ode to Papa San’s “Strange.”