October 13, 2012, at 8:56 pm
Another new player on the reggae vinyl circuit, well – new to me anyway, are Iroko Records from France. They’ve just released three nice looking 12″ singles of Linval Thompson productions from the very late 70′s and early 80′s.
Barry Brown – Seperation/Roots Radics – Scientist In Fine Style Originally released on a UK Attack [...]
July 5, 2012, at 9:36 pm
Deeper Knowledge/Digikiller records are not to be trusted with your calendar – having just announced their June re-issues in early July. Fortunately they can be trusted to serve some quite superb vinyl re-issues and the latest crop is unlikely to disappoint: A Tubbys digital piece on 7″, their first foray into albums with two Channel [...]
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
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 [...]
February 2, 2011, at 9:36 am
More essential stuff from New York’s Deeper Knowledge Records (AKA Digikiller). Three early 80′s Barry Brown tunes produced by Flabba Holt and release on a facsimilie Flabba label. Roots Radics dubs are all present and correct except for Physical Fitness, there is no dub of this but next versions of the Them Ha Fi Get [...]
March 9, 2010, at 9:19 am
With all the talk of a Sleng Teng silver jubilee it would be easy to sideline the productions Lloyd James was responsible for prior to 1985. Well neglect at your peril – Jammy may not have been as prolific as some but in the late 70′s and early 80′s he was responsible for many truly [...]
February 6, 2010, at 9:08 pm
Out now on Roots records is a compilation of early 80′s Jah Thomas productions most of which originally came out on Midnight Rock 12″s or 7″s or on Greensleeves 12″s. The productions of Jah Thomas are often overlooked when the days of classic dancehall are discussed, this CD shows that whilst Junjo may have been [...]
January 24, 2010, at 8:58 am
Soul Jazz Records have just released a 2nd instalment of Dancehall tunes, this is a follow up to the original release which was issued in conjunction with the great book of 80′s Dancehall pictures by Beth Lesser in late 2008. This new release is available on double CD or double LP and has 24 tracks. [...]
June 12, 2008, at 9:46 pm
The latest (June/July) issue of French language reggae magazine Natty Dread is out now. The Slickers are on the front cover and they feature extensively in the magazine alongside Prestige, Queen Ifrika, Reggae Regulars, Burro Banton and quite a bit more. As always the layout and illustrations etc are top quality – I just [...]
March 31, 2008, at 11:01 pm
A new Uptempo 10″ reissue is out and about – four tracks on the “Gunman” rhythm. Don Carlos – Mr Big Man, Barry Brown – Shoot Up The Town, Willie Williams – Jah Righteous Reign and the Version. You can’t go wrong.