October 8, 2013, at 9:32 pm

Soul Jazz Studio One 12”s

Out now on Soul Jazz a selection of five Studio One 12″ singles in very limited editions of just 200 copies. All of these have previously been released on 12″ by Soul Jazz before except one which was issued on a 10″. These retail at £9.99 each and are only available direct from Soul Jazz.

Tommy McCook Orchestra — Sampson/Jackie Mittoo — El Bang Bang This pairing were previously released on a 10″ by Soul … continue reading…

November 19, 2011, at 5:30 pm

Rocksteady Pressure

Four quality rocksteady 7″ reissues are available from Pressure Sounds right now. These releases of Phil Pratt produced sides on repro Caltone labels were announced several months ago but were hit by production problems and have only just become available. It was well worth the wait though, the music is superb, the presentation excellent and at only £4 to £5 a pop are bit of a bargain in this day and age.

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October 3, 2011, at 11:47 pm

Soul Jazz back with Studio One

It’s been over three years but finally some more Studio One from Soul Jazz. Coming soon is a single CD/double vinyl compilation called The Legendary Studio One Records: Original Classic Recordings 1963-80. As the name implies it’s something of a sampler and even though there are no ultra rare label spotters delights here there are plenty of killer tunes including many that are a lot more than the usual compilation fodder.

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August 15, 2011, at 9:26 am

Bigger Things

Pressure Sounds have announced that they will re-issue four seven inches of Caltone related Phil Pratt rocksteady productions next month. These were all previously issued on their CD Safe Travel: The Rare Side Of Rocksteady back in 2005. There are some choice titles here including Horace Andy’s first ever recording, Black Man’s Country as Horace Hinds and Bigger Things, the scorching horns cut of the classic Little Things by Hemsley Morris.

They have promised these … continue reading…

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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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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March 27, 2010, at 11:32 pm

A new Zion Gate

On DanceCrasher I rarely talk about brand new music that is coming out, there are two main reasons for this; firstly others better informed than me do it alot better, and secondly, really good stuff tends to be pretty rare these days.

One release that is good and looks like it’s going to be hard to ignore in coming months is the Zion Gate rhythm by King Jammy’s son and veteran producer in his own … 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 6, 2010, at 6:35 pm

Seven Stars Sevens

Out now on 7″ are seven new colour vinyl represses from the Tappa Zukie camp:

ST010 Judgement Time – Junior Ross & Spears ST011 Daniel – Prince Allah ST012 Kingston City -Junior Ross – An unreleased next vocal cut to Natty Dread A wah She Want ST013 This pollution – Knowledge ST014 Blackman -Tappa Zukie – a DJ piece to prince Allah’s ‘Daniel ST015 Freedom Fe Natty -Tappa Zukie – a DJ pieve to … 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…