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…

October 13, 2012, at 8:56 pm

Thompson’s Sounds

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 12″ in 1980. Linval Thompson – Give Me Back (What You Take From The Poor)/Version//Linval Thompson – Lump Sum/Version … continue reading…

July 5, 2012, at 9:36 pm

A whole heap of Deeper Knowledge

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 One dub LP’s, a classic Channel One dancehall single and a couple of early 80’s 7″ rarities from Barry Brown.

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June 12, 2011, at 10:19 am

Two from DKR

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

Dancing Machine

Me No Mix

Two great cuts on one rhythm both originally released on 12″; the Wayne Smith … continue reading…

March 16, 2011, at 10:47 pm

A Deeper Knowledge of Channel One

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 previously unreleased)

Unknown Artist (Possibly Might Travellers) – Rocks And Mountains/Dub (Previously unreleased except on dubplate)

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February 2, 2011, at 9:36 am

Barry Brown Triple

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 A Beatin’ and War Monger dubs.

These are out now and should be with stores/sellers soon.

DKR-034 Barry Brown – … continue reading…

March 9, 2010, at 9:19 am

Analogue Jammy's

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 great tunes.

The latest effort to present these for the discerning public is a double CD/LP effort (yes – and … 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, 2010, at 8:58 am

Soul Jazz Inna Dancehall Style

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. This has been compiled and has sleeve notes by Steve Barrow (formerly of Blood & Fire Records). CD1 1. Lone … continue reading…

June 12, 2008, at 9:46 pm

Natty Dread #49

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 wish it was written in English!

The free CD features tunes by The Kingstonians, Claudius Linton, Barry Brown, The Slickers, … continue reading…