January 9, 2012, at 1:22 am

Them love me, love me, love me like cooked food

Just out on reissue 7″ from Deadly Dragon two lovely early 90’s digital productions by Prince Jazzbo: The classic Cook Food by Courtney Melody and a next piece on the rhythm by Manchez – Remember Jah Jah. Limited to 500 pieces each, Deadly Dragon usually only sell their releases direct so you can get them from their web store here.

Check the promotional video’s for both releases.

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October 15, 2011, at 6:02 am

Jammy's Specials from Dub Store Part 2

Hot on the heels of the four 7″ released recently featuring late 80’s/early 90’s Jammy’s specials, Japan’s Dub Store Records are back with three more of the same.

I haven’t changed my view that releasing old 10″ dubplates on 7″ format is a curious strategy but that said it can’t be denied that it’s great to hear some of these in pristine quality. All three of the a sides this time round are completely great.

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October 10, 2011, at 6:56 pm

DanceCrasher Dubplate – Conroy Smith

Another vintage dubplate, Run Down Girls by Conroy Smith on a JTS (Jah Tubby’s) Dubplate. Produced by Hugh “Redman” James 1989.

October 2, 2011, at 9:18 pm

King Kustom Gold

It’s been over a year since Gold Shop put out any new reissues and it was beginning to look like they’d called it a day. Fortunately that’s not the case and they are back on the scene with a couple of new 12″ re-issues on the King Kustom label.

Sluggy – Ghetto Youth // Version Sluggy – Cocaine /Version // Nitty Gritty – Dollars /Version

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September 30, 2011, at 12:05 am

Mini Dubstore Jammy's

I’m not sure what to think about this, four 7″ singles from Dub Store in Japan featuring sound system specials as recorded for King Jammy’s Supa Power in the late 80’s/early 90’s.

Junior Reid – Puppa Jammy Nice Little John – Jammys Has Come

Little John – Jammys Rule Colin Roach and Anthony Malvo – Hey Yo

Pad Anthony – Try A Thing Nitty Gritty – Trial And Crosses

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September 28, 2011, at 4:22 pm

DanceCrasher Dubplates

More in a DanceCrasher dubplate style; Leroy Gibbons doing Lovers Question on Jammy’s cut of Heavenless from the mid 80’s. Check the dub mix too, don’t expect a Tubbys 70’s masterpiece but as digital dubs go this is tough!

September 1, 2011, at 9:37 pm

Roots and Dancehall

Digikiller/Deeper Knowledge are back once again in fine style with five 7″ singles; two on a roots tip on the Zion Yant label and three late 80’s digital tunes on the New Name imprint.

First up two early 80’s roots tunes produced by Michael Gardine AKA Kush Dan I. His own Jah Law Of Love comes on a replica of the first issue label, the original press of this was in very limited numbers (some … continue reading…

August 24, 2011, at 8:42 pm

Greatest Sound Of All

Another dubplate, this time Conroy Smith with the killer Greatest Sound Of All, a Jah Life production. This is on a Music House (London) dubplate but I don’t think it’s different from the issued version.

August 4, 2011, at 10:07 pm

A Gem from Deadly Dragon

Out now from Deadly Dragon a very nice and apparently previously unreleased cut on the Swing Easy rhythm, Mass Out by Danny Coxson (AKA Donovan McLeod AKA Ever Red) on a Gem Star 7″. All to often recently discovered unreleased tunes fail to live up to expectations and it’s all to clear why they weren’t released first time round, fortunately that’s not the case with this release which is a quality late 80’s offering.

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July 28, 2011, at 11:37 pm

Mixed Up

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…

Studio 1 Riddim Wise pt.2 by King Kong Disko on Mixcloud

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