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Dub Store Records reissues the superb Africa Iron Gate Showcase

Jamaican deejay and producer Prince Hammer is behind the superb singer and deejay showcase Africa Iron Gate Showcase, originally released in 1982 and reissued by Dub Store Records a few months ago. This is a crucial album that has been … Continue reading

Long overdue Bobby Digital compilations released

During the late 80s and throughout the 90s Bobby “Digital” Dixon produced a truckload of superb singles and albums, of which several are today hailed as some of the greatest reggae and dancehall ever released. Bobby Digital grew up in … Continue reading

Sweet dub treatments Oneness in Dub

Following the compilation Oneness Records – Ten Years comes a dub album dedicated to the recordings coming from Oneness Records. Oneness in Dub is mixed by producer and engineer Umberto Echo and he tackles great tracks from a wide range … Continue reading

Mellow and meditative on G.T. Moore’s The Harry J Sessions

Singer and guitar player G.T. Moore has been in the reggae business since the early 70s when he formed his band G.T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars. He has recently discovered a bunch of tracks he recorded in 1980 at … Continue reading

Hollie Cook’s superb third album

UK singer Hollie Cook has returned with her third studio album Vessel of Love, the follow-up to her two critical acclaimed albums Twice and Hollie Cook. On this new set she has changed both producer and label and moved from … Continue reading

25 hot shots of reggae

One of my all-time favorite compilations on Trojan Records was reissued late last year. Hot Shots of Reggae originally came with 12 slices of early stomping reggae produced by the late and great Leslie Kong. This new release from Cherry … Continue reading

Rootsy second album from Exco Levi

Canadian singjay Exco Levi returned late last year with his second album Narrative, a set following the Donovan Germain-produced Country Man, released in 2015. Narrative is released via Germany’s Silly Walks Discotheque, a label responsible for two of Exco Levi’s … Continue reading

Top ten reggae album reissues in 2017

The third and last top list in 2017 collects best reggae album reissues. As usual the list includes albums from reissue giants Pressure Sounds and Soul Jazz, but this year adds releases from German based label Cree, France’s Patate and … Continue reading

Top 30 reggae songs in 2017

The second top list in 2017 collects best reggae songs and the year has been pretty strong, especially the first six months. As usual the list collects both rising hopefuls and veterans. Most artists are from the Caribbean, but a … Continue reading

Top 20 reggae albums in 2017

It’s December and that means holiday and lists. Reggaemani will present top lists featuring albums, songs and reissues. And I kick things off with 20 albums that rocked my world in the past year. The list below is diverse with … Continue reading