July 4, 2012, at 10:11 pm
From the very early 80′s onwards Dancehall music developed a colourful and distinctive graphic style that was both inspired by and complimented the music.
So richly deserved and not before time an exhibition has been put together that celebrates the artists of Dancehall music from the 80′s through to the present day. Called [...]
December 30, 2011, at 10:36 pm
Just out on Livity Records a 12″ featuring two fine 80′s sides from the underrated Trevor Junior: Manchester Video and Joker Soldier.
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Manchester Video
[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Joker Soldier
Manchester Video originally came on a Thunder Bolt 7″ and on original is a £100+ [...]
November 1, 2011, at 7:45 pm
The O’Jays may have written Brandy and had a (minor) hit with it back in 1978, but in the early 80′s Little John voiced it in a rub-a-dub style and made it his own. Brandy is out now on a 12″ on the Music Lovers imprint released by Spring Hill records, backed by yet another [...]
September 13, 2011, at 8:46 pm
I’m on a roll with these with two dubplates up on youtube in two days. This one features three cuts of the same Roy Cousins produced rhythm: Charlie Chaplin – Don’t Leave Your Baby Mother, Earl Sixteen – Julia and the basic rhythm. This plate was cut at A-Class Studio’s, the home of Fashion records [...]
August 21, 2011, at 10:29 pm
Thanks to Carlton Livingston for making the following available: A recent live session in Helsinki, Finland, featuring Lone Ranger, Carlton Livingston, Jim Brown and Alpheus. This was a warm up session for the full Studio One Revue at the Garance Festival in France at the end of July (see below). Backing is from Soul Stereo [...]
July 28, 2011, at 11:37 pm
It’s been a year since part 1 but the Tropical Heat site are back with another Studio One rhythm mix that merges the original foundation tunes with later 80′s and 90′s cuts. So alongside the Sound Dimension, Horace Andy and the Heptones expect the likes of Donna V, Ed Nangle and Jim Nastic…
June 12, 2011, at 10:19 am
OK it’s official, I can’t keep up with the flood of releases from New York’s Digikiller/Deeper Knowledge records. The latest offerings include a couple of digital 12″s on the Tasha label and another selection of Channel One productions on 10″.
The two Tasha releases:
Wayne Smith – Dancing Machine/Version//Gilly Buchanan – Me No Mix/Version
April 24, 2011, at 12:18 am
It’s hard to keep up with Deeper Knowledge/Digi Killer Records these days, only a couple of weeks after they released some nice Channel One 10″s including some unreleased tracks they are back with some Jah Life/Junjo Lawes 7″s, including again some previously unreleased tunes.
DKR-059 – Scion Success – Profile/Jah Life – Dub In The [...]
April 5, 2011, at 9:04 pm
Here is the audio for the Trash & Ready session from February, plenty of rub a dub and digital styles from selectas Cool Hand Luke, Felix Hall, Mistah Brown and Tim P and MCs Gadman (Jah Tubbys), Ras Jahny AKA Johnny Dollar (Nasty Rockers) Daddy Ranks, Champian (Tighten Up/Jamdown Rockers), GT (Jamdown Rockers) King Rahtid [...]
March 16, 2011, at 10:47 pm
Possibly the finest vinyl reissue company of this time, Deeper Knowledge/Digikiller, are back with another collection of quality sides, this time some early 80′s material from Channel One including some unreleased tunes:
McWoner – Nuh Fire It/Higher Region Barry Brown – Over Me/Angela Prince – Joker Lover Horace Andy – Why Oh Why/Satisty Me (both [...]