February 11, 2014, at 2:14 pm

Gregory In Person

Sunspot continue to plough a very specific furrow by reissuing big LP’s from the Trojan catalogue on vinyl LP. In a way these are very safe choices, once upon a time record shop shelves would have been full of copies of this on Trojan, but those days are gone so it’s good to see that Sunspot are making the effort with vinyl.

In Person was Gregory’s first LP and will will need no introduction to … continue reading…

August 22, 2011, at 10:46 pm

The Story Of Trojan Records – again?

When Trojan announced they were producing a “The Story Of Trojan Records” box set I’d have to say I was just a little underwhelmed, after all Trojan have been producing Trojan Story compilations since 1971, what would be different this time?

First things first. This set totals 123 tracks over five CD’s. It’s packaged in a smart box and comes complete with a 50 page book, four reproduction print/cards and a window sticker. Now the … continue reading…

March 21, 2011, at 12:03 am

Dub Store Jammy's

Dub Store reissue another seven classic Jammy’s digital productions on 7″ at the end of May. There are some real classics coming, this series just gets better and better:

Echo Minott – I Am Back/Version

Pad Anthony – Dangerous System/Version

Admiral Tibet – Running From Reality/Version

Gregory Isaacs – The Ruler/Version

Sugar Minott – Conscious Lover/Pad Anthony – By Show Down

Conroy Smith – Sugar Me/Version … continue reading…

January 29, 2011, at 10:59 am

Remembering Mr Isaacs

No passing was felt more keenly in the reggae world in 2010 that that of Gregory Isaacs. Though always a giant, the outpouring of tributes on radio and the web reminded many of his huge back catalogue and the enormous contibution he made to the music.

Posthumous compilations can always be seen in two different lights; cynical cash in or tribute to a great talent. The new Spectrum/Universal double CD will be seen as both … continue reading…

October 25, 2010, at 1:35 pm

RIP Gregory Issacs

Gregory died this morning in London of cancer. Our condolences to all his family and friends.

July 2, 2010, at 1:17 am

The Trojan four

Go back ten or even just five years and there was a thriving re-issue industry in the UK and further afield, companies like Blood And Fire, Soul Jazz, Heartbeat, Motion and Jamaican Gold were all busy releasing collections of vintage Jamaican music with what would now seem ridicoulous regularity. The undisputed leaders of the pack in terms of back catalogue and quantity of releases was a revitalised Trojan operating under the Sanctuary umberella. They issued … continue reading…

February 11, 2010, at 10:41 pm

More from Witty – the Music Master

After the feature on Gold Shop records the other day it seemed like a good time to put up this old Dancecrasher podcast mix of Whitfield Henry productions. This is dedicated to the Deadly Dragon crew who are currently in the UK and are guest selectas at Trash & Ready in London this coming Sunday.


New York Life – Tonto Irie (Witty 12″) Particular Man – TC Rocker (Witty 12″) Version – Witty All … continue reading…

January 4, 2010, at 1:33 pm

A harder shade of re-issue

Pressure Sounds re-release the very first re-issue from their catalogue on the 8 Febuary, A Harder Shade Of Black featuring productions from Leonard Chin’s Santic lable. Originally re-issued in 1995 as An Even Harder Shade Of Black this was taken from the original Santic LP from around 1974.

The new CD reissue has increased the track count from 16 to 21 (two tracks dropped and seven added). Where as the vinyl issue has the original … continue reading…

December 20, 2009, at 4:31 pm

Trash And Ready

The Tighten Up Crew return with a new night in January showcasing 80’s dancehall and digital sounds, so expect loads of Junjo Lawes, Greensleeves 12’s, Jammy’s and Sleng Teng vibes.

Welll be at Catch (one of the best ever old Tighten Up venues) once a month on a Sunday starting on January 17th. Joining us behind the decks will by the mighty Tim “Bilko” Wells. Times are from 8pm to 1am and it’s in the … continue reading…

November 14, 2008, at 9:54 am

Rupie Edwards mix

The Dancecrasher mixes and downloads on podomatic are rarely available as the bandwidth available for free accounts is so limited. Eventually the podomatic account will be closed down but before all the mixes dissapear for good they will be made available for one more time here.

Starting off with a mix of Rupie Edwards productions. Download

Four great rhythms from the mighty Rupie Edwards dating from 1969 to 1972. Rupie is rarely placed in the … continue reading…