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Dancing down Orange Street

Cherry Red Records has via its new imprint Doctor Bird issued a scorching rarity with no less than 13 bonus cuts. The album is the compilation Dancing Down Orange Street, produced by Sonia Pottinger and originally put out in 1969. … Continue reading

L’Entourloop’s Le savoir faire sounds like wow

French beatmakers and reggae-heads L’Entourloop is back with a brand-new set following their stunning debut album Chickens in Your Town released two years ago. The overall recipe this time is the same – mixing reggae and dancehall with boom rap. … Continue reading

The Kingstonians’ Sufferer finally reissued

Jamaican vocal trio The Kingstonians’ debut album Sufferer was one of the first original reggae albums I bought. This was around 1997 and I was heavily into so-called boss – or skinhead – reggae. The set is The Kingstonians only … Continue reading

Ultra-solid fourth album from Ras Zacharri

Jamaican singjay Ras Zacharri, who is the nephew of Buju Banton, returns with a brand new album five years after its predecessor Rootstep. On Love Over Hate Ras Zacharri join forces with French band My Name Is Band, aka MNIB, … Continue reading

Mad Professor adds another dimension to Jah9´s 9

Veteran UK producer and dub mixologist Mad Professor has teamed up with Jah9 to add a dubby to her latest album 9. In The Midst Of The Storm was originally released for Record Store Day in April, but is now … Continue reading

Blow Mr. Hornsman blow – Dean Fraser pays tribute to Dennis Brown

Sax veteran Dean Fraser has released his first solo album in twelve years. On Melodies of D.E.B. he pays tribute to the late and great Dennis Brown, aka the Crown Prince of Reggae. Together with producer Tad Dawkins Jr this … Continue reading

Sweet romance and dancehall bangers on Gentleman’s Dub Club’s third album

Nine man strong reggae outfit Gentleman’s Dub Club released their third album – and second on Easy Star Records – Dubtopia in April. It’s a 13 track set where sweet romance rubs shoulders with scorching dancehall bangers. They are famous … Continue reading

Ska galore

The Skatalites brought the sound of Jamaica to the world. From the early 60s up until the mid-60s this outfit – with legendary instrumentalists such as Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Roland Alphonso, Jackie Mittoo and Ernest Ranglin – defined ska … Continue reading

Wrongtom and The Ragga Twins travels back in time

Renowned DJ and producer Wrongtom is back with another Wrongtom Meets album following sets recorded with Roots Manuva and Deemas J. On In Time, and its counterpart In Dub, he joins forces with jungle and drum & bass stalwarts The … Continue reading

Soothsayers new EP is balm for the soul

Following last year’s double sided single Nothing Can Stop Us/Take Me High Soothsayers is back with a brand new four track EP where the band has reworked previously released cuts. This is their first release on their new label Wah … Continue reading