October 8, 2013, at 12:01 am

More Deeper Knowldge Vinyl

A new selection of tunes have just been put out by Deeper Knowledge/Digikiller – two Channel One ten inches and a couple of singles on the Tesfa and Leggo Sounds labels.

Channel One 10″ – Barry Brown – Forward On /Revolutionaries – Forward In Dub //Clarence Parks – So Jah Mean /Revolutionaries – Skylarking Dubplate Style Four tracks on the Skylarking rhythm; the Barry Brown cut was originally released on his Far East LP, … continue reading…

November 10, 2012, at 1:40 pm

DKR Vinyl

DKR have just released another batch of vinyl reissues, returning once again to the the Channel One and Keithus I camps.


Al Campbell – Down In A Babylon/Version 7″ Previously unreleased early 80’s.

Ernest Wilson – I Know Myself/Revolutionaries – Megaton Dub // Version 1 (JA)/Version 2 (UK) 10″ An all time Channel One classic originally issued on Channel One 7″ in Jamaica and Cha Cha in the UK circa 1978. This … continue reading…

September 7, 2011, at 9:01 pm

Truth And Rights

Check this great take on the Truth And Rights rhythm from from UK Hip-Hop legend Rodney P alongside The Peoples Army and Mighty Mo (Heartless Crew). The video was shot at one of the large student demonstrations earlier this year and after the recent riots is a great contribution to the soundtrack for the UK in 2011.

This is a perfect excuse to feature some great versions of a great rhythm. For those who … continue reading…

February 10, 2010, at 12:23 pm

All that glitters must be… Gold Shop

Alongside the growing catalogue of 80’s re-releases by Deadly Dragon and the small but great Digikiller (both of which got a mention recently). There is a third New York outfit that are currently putting out late 80’s era vinyl and are slowly but surely building an impressive catalogue of releases. Gold Shop started off early last year with some 7″ from Phillip Smart and most recently have put out some fine singles on the Witty … continue reading…

February 6, 2010, at 9:08 pm

Midnight Rockers

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 king Jah Thomas was no slouch.

Roots aren’t huge players on the reissue market but their stuff is always well … continue reading…

January 24, 2008, at 10:49 pm

Al Campbell Interview

Another fine interview from Peter I at the www.reggae-vibes.com site. Al Campbell talks about the early days at Studio One as a member of the Thrillers and goes right through the 70’s and 80’s and up to the present day. Peter I’s interviews are unusual in the way they are presented (there is no editing, everything is included) but they are always really interesting and packed with information.