Category Archives: Dub

JAH WOBBLE PRESENTS: PJ HIGGINS-INSPIRATION.

JAH WOBBLE PRESENTS: PJ HIGGINS-INSPIRATION. During a career that’s spanned nearly forty years, Jah Wobble has always sought to create groundbreaking music. This has been the case since Jah’s solo career began in the late-seventies. Back then, Jah was a bassist, singer, songwriter and poet. However, Jah’s breakthrough came when he joined John Lydon’s post-punk …

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BOMBAY MONKEY-DARK FLOW.

BOMBAY MONKEY-DARK FLOW. Mention Dark Flow and the words will mean different things to different people. To astrophysicists it’s a subject of conjecture and controversy. For music lovers, Dark Flow means something very different. Dark Flow is the highly anticipated fourth album from Bombay Monkey. Dark Flow will be released on BBE Music on 19th …

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SLY AND ROBBIE-UNDERWATER DUB.

SLY AND ROBBIE-UNDERWATER DUB. For over forty years. Sly and Robbie have been reggae’s go-to rhythm section. They’ve also established a reputation as a talented and innovative production team, producing reggae royalty like Prince Jammy, Peter Tosh, Linval Thompson, Bunny Wailer, Black Uhuru and The Revolutionaires. However, it’s not just reggae artists who Sly and …

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DAORA-UNDERGROUND SOUNDS OF URBAN BRASIL- HIP HOP BEATS AND AFRO DUB.

DAORA-UNDERGROUND SOUNDS OF URBAN BRASIL- HIP HOP BEATS AND AFRO DUB.  Compilations of Brazilian music are commonplace. Whilst not quite two a penny, there’s much more than before. The problem is, many of them contain the same tired old tracks. Compilers it seems, shop at the same shop. This results in the same old, same …

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ARP-MORE.

ARP-MORE. Three years after the release of his sophomore album The Soft Wave, ARP returns with More, which will be released on 16th September 2013 on Smalltown Supersound. During the last three years, much has changed for Alexis Georgopoulis a.k.a. ARP. Having toured The Soft Wave, he decided to take a break from touring. Instead, …

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ALMUNIA-PULSAR.

ALMUNIA-PULSAR. Often when I’m looking for new music, it’s an album cover that grabs my attention. That was the case with Almunia’s new album Pulsar. It was released on Paul Murphy’s Claremont 56 label, on 27th May 2013. Released without publicity or fanfare, Almunia’s sophomore album Pulsar was a low key release to say the …

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PSYCHEMAGIK PRESENTS MAGIK SUNRISE.

PSYCHEMAGIK PRESENTS MAGIK SUNRISE. By far, one of the best compilations of 2012 was Leng Records’ Psychemagik Presents Magic Circles. Released in October 2012, it’s best described as a compelling and captivating collection of music. Not only that, but it brought new meaning to the word eclectic. Fusing cosmic disco, Balearica, psychedelic funk, ambient, soul, …

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ERRORS-HAVE SOME FAITH IN MAGIC.

ERRORS-HAVE SOME FAITH IN MAGIC. Since their 2006 debut album, How Clean Is Your Acid House, Errors have come a long way. Having started their career gigging around Glasgow and the west of Scotland, seven years and three albums later, rather than playing Paisley, Kilmarnock and Hamilton, Errors are venturing much further afield. This includes …

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CORNELL CAMPBELL MEETS THE SOOTHSAYERS-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW.

CORNELL CAMPBELL MEETS THE SOOTHSAYERS-NOTHING CAN STOP US NOW. When it comes to musical collaborations, they often, bring out the best in musicians. Especially, when you bring together musicians from diverse musical backgrounds. Often, they drive each other to greater heights. This was the case with previous installments of Strut Records Inspiration Information series. Sly …

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YESKING-RE-RECORD NOT FADE AWAY.

YESKING-RE-RECORD NOT FADE AWAY. For Yesking’s sophomore album Re-Record Not Fade Away, which was released by BBE Music on 11th March 2013, it appears founder Rhys Adams has looked to the past for inspiration. Rather than release a sprawling fifteen track album, Yesking have returned to the vinyl age for inspiration. Back in the golden-age …

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BLACK SLATE-AMIGO.

BLACK SLATE-AMIGO. Back in London in 1974, Black Slate became one of the first wave of British reggae bands. Indeed, Black Slate were the third major British reggae band to be formed. They were following in the footsteps of British reggae pioneers The Cimarons and Matumbi. These three bands were pioneers, leading the way for …

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YESKING-OVERPROOF.

YESKING-OVERPROOF. 2008. That’s when Yesking released their debut album Rock This World, which was produced by Yesking head honcho Rhys Adams and Mark Rae, of Rae and Christian. Now five years later, on March 18th 2013, Yesking will release their sophomore album Re-Record Not Fade Away on BBE Music. For Yesking’s legion of fans, that …

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OLIVIA DE LANZAC-UNCUT.

OLIVIA DE LANZAC-UNCUT. For Olivia De Lanzac, whose new digital album Uncut has just been released by BBE Music, her musical journey has seen her cross two continents and live in three countries. Olivia was born in the Congo, brought up in Greece and now, is based in London. This journey has influenced Olivia’s musical …

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DJ VADIM-DON’T BE SCARED.

DJ VADIM-DON’T BE SCARED. Sometimes, the word innovator is used too often, but in the case of Saint Petersburg born DJ Vadim, innovator is a fitting description of this veteran DJ and producer. Over the past twenty years, DJ Vadim has DJ-ed in sixty-nine countries, played over 2,500 times and still found time to found …

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FREEDOM SOUNDS.

FREEDOM SOUNDS. With Jamaica celebrating the fiftieth anniversary since it gained independence from Britain, record companies big and small have been celebrating this landmark anniversary. Their way of celebrating Jamaican independence is by releasing a multitude of compilations and box sets. With so many compilations hitting the market at the one time, anyone considering buying …

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LOS TRANSATLANTICOS-FIRST TRIP.

LOS TRANSATLANTICOS-FIRST TRIP. As most people who regularly read this blog will have realized, I’ve quite an eclectic taste in music. Over the years, I’ve explored and enjoyed all types of music. One of these genres I discovered over twenty years ago, is world music. Whether it’s Latin, African or Caribbean music, I’ve explored and …

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MATHIAS STUBO-MATHIAS STUBO.

MATHIAS STUBO-MATHIAS STUBO. During the first few months of 2012, BBE  Music have been on a roll, releasing a mixture of compilations and artists albums, which have included some great releases. Among the compilations, there’s been the release of Al Kent’s five disc disco Magnus Opus The Best of Disco Demands, Henry Street Records’ founder …

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SLY AND ROBBIE-SYNCOPATION.

SLY AND ROBBIE-SYNCOPATION. A while ago, I was crate digging when I came across an album by one of the most famous rhythm sections in reggae music, Sly and Robbie. The album was Syncopation, released in 1982, and was produced by one of the most famous producers Joe Gibbs with Errol Thompson engineering the album. …

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THE REVOLUTIONAIRES-GOLD MINE DUB.

THE REVOLUTIONAIRES-GOLD MINE DUB. The Revolutionaires were the house band at the famous Channel One Studios and included some of the most famous reggae musicians of all time. Sly and Robbie made up the rhythm section, Tommy McCook played saxophone and Bertram McLean played guitar. Looking back at the past members of the band, it …

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PRINCE JAMMY-UHURU IN DUB.

PRINCE JAMMY-UHURU IN DUB. Although I like to write about just about every type of music for this blog, every so often, I always like to write an article about dub reggae. Regular readers will have gathered by now, that it’s one of my favorite types of music. I’ve always love reggae, especially dub, for …

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