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Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Heavy Rain

Featuring ambient-electro royalty Brian Eno and the dexterous Jamaican trombone player Vin Gordon, Lee 'Scratch' Perry's critically acclaimed 'Heavy Rain' LP is here reissued. But this is no minor tweak - the piece is radically refurbished to give Perry's mellow and introspective works a vibrant and contemporary twist.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Mikey Dread
At The Control Dubwise

New edition of some golden age dub from the legendary Mikey Dread. 1979’s At The Control Dubwise saw Dread dubbing his debut solo LP Dread At The Controls. Forged in the fires of the legendary Channel One Studios, the cast list for At The Control Dubwise runs to Augustus Pablo, Sly & Robbie and Earl Smith. On Music On Vinyl.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Massive Attack
Massive Attack vs Mad Professor Part II (Mezzanine Remix Tapes ’98)

The union of Massive ‘Robert Isn’t Banksy, Honest’ Attack and Mad Professor has borne fruit before - the latter’s No Protection remix LP is beloved by fans of both parties - and they repeat the trick with these new Mezzanine dubs. Whether or not these were done around Mezzanine’s 1998 LP or more recently, all of the material on Mezzanine Remix Tapes ‘98 is previously unreleased. Also contains Mad Professor’s versions of Massive Attack rarities ‘Wire’ and ‘Metal Banshee’.
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Various
Studio One DJ Party

Can you think of anything better for a warm summer's evening than a Studio One Disco Party? The party starters at Soul Jazz have curated this stunning collection of the best DJs and toasters from the early 70s to the more dancehall sounds of the mid 80s with tunes by the likes of Sceechie Dan,Dennis Alcapone, King Sporty, Prince Jazzbo and many more plus sleeve notes by Fashion Records Chris Lane.  How can this be anything but great? 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Augustus Pablo meets King Tubby
The Messenger

Originally recorded as some point in the 1970s but which never saw the light of day, 'The Messenger' finally gets the release it deserves. Augustus Pablo’s haunting melodica meets the cavernous dub landscapes of regular collaborator King Tubby, and it’s easily the equal of the legendary '...Meets The Rockers Uptown' album. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Pioneers
Battle Of The Giants

Responsible for one of Trojan Records’ most well-loved hits, 1969’s ‘Long Shot Kick De Bucket’, The Pioneers are one of the greatest creative success stories of the reggae genre. Their third studio album, 1970’s hard-to-find Battle of the Giants, ventures into hazy soul territory, and it’s now available once again on orange vinyl. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Lee 'Scratch' Perry & The Upsetters
Battle Of Armagideon

The Battle For Armagideon by renowned dub producer Lee “Scratch” Perry with his backing band The Upsetters was originally released in 1986, currently somewhere in the middle of his ongoing and gigantic discography. It’s difficult to know where to start with such an artist, but this album will give you the essence of Lee “Scratch” Perry’s unique production style. Includes the track I’m A Madman.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Scientist Meets The Crazy Mad Professor
At Channel One

Jamaican dub producers love meeting other Jamaican dub producers and so here is a re-issued document of the time Scientist hooked up with Crazy Mad Professor (not the other Mad Professor we know from collaborations with Massive Attack but a *really* crazy one). Both learnt at the mantle of King Tubby and here pitch their production skills against each other which sees both up their game and produce some of their best work. Classic dub cuts.    
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Congos
Heart Of The Congos

Heart Of The Congos is one of the all-time classics, and surely one of the most highly regarded roots reggae records around. This right here is a reissue of a reissue, putting the fullest and best version of the album back into circulation. Over three CDs or three LPs, the rare Lee Perry original mix is bolstered with edits, dubs and remixed versions, including one previously unreleased! Reissued by VP.
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Various
Love Is All I Bring

Love Is All I Bring shines a light on the female stars of Trojan Records’ long and distinguished history. There is, unsurprisingly, a superstar line-up on display - Marcia Griffiths, Dawn Penn and Hortense Ellis are but three of the artists with work included here. Split into two sections, the first half of Love Is All I Bring offers hits (‘Uptown Top Ranking’, ‘I’m Still In Love With You’) while the second focuses on rare grooves.
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Dadawah
Peace and Love

Classic long form spiritual reggae release from 1974 that has been a huge influence on subsequent artists. Four lengthy excursions into dubbed out, explorative soundscapes with hypnotic drums, spare guitar licks and heavy, heavy bass. Imagine something like a dub heavy, Jamaican Can and you are somewhere near the mark.  
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Dr. Alimantado
Best Dressed Chicken In Town

Not Jeremy Corbyn as depicted by the always-on-cue social media team at the Conservative party but classic sessions from 1978 where the good doctor collaborated with a host of household names in the reggae and dub would including Lee Perry, King Tubby, Horace Andy and Gregory Isaacs. Brilliant freeform sessions that became the first ever release on Greensleeves I'll have you know. Now re-issued on Alimanoto's own Keyman Records.  
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Rhythm & Sound
No Partial

Seminal slice of the deepest, most blissed-out dub from the duo formerly known as Basic Channel, the unmatched pioneers of Dub Techno. One-sided dubplate style ten inch of a spacious groove with gravitational bass and chords echoing off in infinite permutations. Unparalleled genius from Berlin.  
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

John Holt
Like a Bolt

Originally released on Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle label in 1971, shortly after his group The Paragons had run their course, Like A Bolt saw John Holt establish his own personality, recording his own material as opposed to covers. Now, it gets a special orange-coloured vinyl re-release on Trojan in collaboration with Music On Vinyl. 
  • Vinyl LP (MOVLP2527C)
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Heptones
Night Food

One of the last albums to feature their original lead singer Leroy Sibbles, The Heptones released Night Food back in 1976 as a deliberate ploy to attract a wider international audience. On it, they mix up old material with new songs, including the brilliant ‘Book of Rules’. On this heavyweight vinyl re-issue, the album comes with a lyric-book insert. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Desmond Dekker
Double Dekker

His second compilation album, Double Dekker was originally released in 1973 and housed some of the greatest hits from Desmond Dekker’s early years, including ‘It Mek’ and ‘Look What They’re Doing To Me’. It also serves an interesting period document of the years 1969-1971, following ska as it evolved into rocksteady. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP2483C)
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Willie Williams
Armagideon Time (Disco Mix)

A special 12” re-issue of Willie Williams’ 1979 classic ‘Armagideon Time’ - the rarely seen extended Disco Mix, no less - on Soul Jazz Records. Famously sampled by rapper KRS One and covered by The Clash as the B-side to ‘London Calling’, this Coxsone Dodd-produced rager is a roots reggae staple. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

disrupt
The Recreation Room

Jahtari favourite Disrupt comes through with an LP for the newly-minted Zonedog imprint. The one born Jan Gleichmar returns to his favourite style of technoid illbient fare on The Recreation Room. A leftfield bit of futurism, this record cycles through washed-out ambiences, strange fourth-world loops and dubby atmospheres. It’s easy to get swept up in The Recreation Room, an album that recalls Muslimgauze, Cankun and King Midas Sound.

Various
2 Tone 7” Treasures

Personally curated by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers comes this 40th anniversary box set commemorating the massive cultural impact of the 2 Tone label. Featuring a dozen 7” singles, all with their original B-sides and artwork, there’s six Specials singles (including the label’s final release ‘Nelson Mandela’) plus cuts from Madness, The Selector, The Bodysnatchers and The Beat. Oh, and a 2 Tone slipmat in every box set! 
  • Vinyl 7" box set (5060516093694)
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Prince Fatty
In the Viper's Shadow

In The Viper’s Shadow, the new album from Prince Fatty AKA, record producer Mike Pelanconi, features a veritable who’s who of reggae and dub stars. Cornell Campbell, Tippa Irie, Big Youth, George Dekker, Shniece McMenamin, Earl 16, Winston Francis, Marcia Griffith and Horseman all pop up, all produced and arranged by Pelanconi to get the best use out of the ensemble cast.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Specials
The Specials

That very first album from The Specials has been reissued for your ska-pleasure! It is, to be fair, a classic, containing ‘A Message To You, Rudy’, ‘Too Much Too Young’, and ‘Concrete Jungle’, along with many more. Remastered from the original tapes and pressed to 180g vinyl by Chrysalis / Two-Tone, this is certainly worthwhile for any Specials fans.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Wailing Souls / Al Campbell
Who No Waan Come / Unfaithful Children

Wailing Souls’ ‘Who No Waan Come’ and Al Campbell’s ‘Unfaithful Children’, two prime cuts from the Greensleeves vaults, get their first pressing since 1981. ‘Who No Waan Come’ is a velveteen reggae dream replete with doo-wop harmonies. ‘Unfaithful Children’, on the other hand, is tougher and rootsier with some great dub controls applied by producer Linval Thompson.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Mungo's Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus
More Fyah

Legendary Glasgow soundsystem Mungo's Hi Fi have teamed up with singer and MC Eva Lazarus on More Fyah, an album that explores dubstep, dancehall, and reggae. Expect dusty samples, dub sirens, and bass that will make your guts shake. Features Kiko Bun and Max Romeo to add even more heat to these tracks.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Specials
The Specials (40th Anniversary Edition)

A message to you, Norman Records™ customer - the Specials’ iconicer-than-iconic debut LP is being reissued to mark its 40th birthday. This 1979 LP really couldn’t be more seminal, and chances are you probably know this thing so well that there’s no need for us to describe it to you. ‘Too Much Too Young', ‘A Message To You Rudy’ and the rest have all been remastered from the original tapes for this anniversary pressing.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5060516094011)
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Leon Dinero ft. The Inversions
Lover Like Me / Conscience Is Heavy

7" single from Daptone featuring Leon Dinero. Dinero is a complete master of the classic ska sound that I had to double take when I read that this was not in fact a reissue. The a-side is a cover of another Daptone release, from Lee Fields & Sugarman 3, and sees Dinero upping the tempo and the energy to create a right rager.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Marcia Griffiths
Sweet and Nice

Be With Records are the ones behind this reissue of Marcia Griffiths’ wonderful debut LP Sweet And Nice. They take the task of reissuing one of reggae’s most important full-lengths very seriously, doing justice to the seminal 1974 album by including no fewer than fourteen bonus tracks on this new edition. Griffiths’ voice does the rest, her talent and soul melting away the intervening 45 years.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

King Tubby
Dub From The Roots

A classic King Tubby dub from '75 which features various tracks seen floating about on compilations over the years but have yet to have a home on one piece of wax. Loads of early classics here including reworks of cuts by the likes of Horace Andy and Johnny Clarke. All with that smoky, cavernous echo, fx and huge floor shaking basslines. Tune in, sit back, smoke out.  
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Jäh Division
Dub Will Tear Us Apart... Again (Deluxe Edition)

Jah Division! Just as the name would lead you to expect, this project is a dub take on the works of Joy Division. Pretty funny. But wait! At the controls is a bunch of Brooklyn experimental miscreants, including members of the great Oneida! Dub Will Tear Us Apart… Again (Deluxe Edition) reissues this 2004 12” with five additional tracks. Silly, but also actually extremely good. Reissued by Ernest Jenning Record Co.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Bug
London Zoo


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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

U Roy
Version Galore

The heads know that U-Roy is where it's at when you need some quality Jamaican toasting. Version Galore is his 1970 debut album, the one where he first shared his sound with the world, and it features favourites such as his vital version of ‘Tide Is High’. This is a real history lesson, and a joy to hear. Reissued by Music On Vinyl with the co-operation of Trojan.
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Various
Sock It to Me: Boss Reggae Rarities in the Spirit of '69

Some of the rarest Trojan cuts collected all in one place, this new compilation Sock It To Me: Boss Reggae Rarities is a must-have for all collectors of classic reggae. Every one of these 12 tracks, from the likes of The Sparkers, Tommy McCook and The Hippy Boys, have been unavailable on vinyl for half a century. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Bug
Zim Zim Zim

Kevin Martin’s beloved project The Bug has teamed up with one Burro Banton, a fine and flowing Jamaican DJ. Zim Zim Zim has caused mad drama in live sets, but wasn’t on last album Angels & Devils, so this red 12” is the way to go if you want it. And you do. Etching on the B-side, on Ninja Tune.
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Ossie All Stars
Leggo Dub

Back in 2005 The Revolutionaries teamed up with Ossie Hibbert for a dub rendering of some classic Gregory Isaacs riddims. The resulting Leggo Dub, released under the banner of the Ossie All Stars, quickly became a favourite in soundsystem circles - John Peel was a fan y’know. With Hibbert passing in 2012, a reissue of Leggo Dub stands as a timely and fitting tribute to his work. Dropped as part of VP Records' 40th birthday celebrations.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Rhythm & Sound w/ Tikiman
Music A Fe Rule

Under the name Rhythm & Sound, Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus finally saw the opportunity to showcase and develop their love for reggae. For Music a Fe Rule, they combined their affinity with dub techno (as the legendary duo Basic Channel) with the laid-back patois of Tikiman, aka Paul St. Hilaire. Classic reissue, coming straight from 1997.

Rhythm & Sound
Trace

Arguably one of my favourite press releases: 'Trace 9:00, Imprint 16:24'. Completely lacking any information whilst simultaneously giving you all the  information you need. Track name and when it's on. Brilliant. Trace is the heavy electronic and ambient release from Rhythm & Sound that's available on vinyl 12" and released on Rhythm & Sound. 

Rhythm & Sound
Aground


Rhythm & Sound
Carrier

Rhythm & Sound’s hard-to-find dub techno smash hit (as far as dub techno has smash hits, of course) finally back on wax. One of eight releases by Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus, better known as Basic Channel, under the R&S moniker. Carrier is classic EP for anybody who loves dub techno, dub reggae, and/or tape hiss, and it still sounds fresh.

Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
Greater Jamaica - Moonwalk Reggae

One of the great early reggae LPs gets a reissue. With 1970’s Greater Jamaica - Moonwalk Reggae, Trojan Records introduced the British public to two big-hitters in the contemporaneous Jamaican music scene - Tommy McCook and producer Duke Reid. The dozen tracks here were recorded between 1967-1970, the period when reggae began to really assert its dominance over Rocksteady. Both can be heard in here, but what sings out most is the vibrant performances of McCook and his band The Supersonics.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dancehall Classics

Trevor Jackson, compiler extraordinaire, has another carefully chosen collection of danceable history for you. Science Fiction Dancehall Classics is an incredibly enticing title, and the contents live up to the billing. Wondrous weird dubness from the likes of Neneh Cherry, Mark Stewart + The Maffia and Missing Brazilians. 2 CDs or 3 LPs.

Khruangbin
Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo in Dub)

After 2018's Con Todo El Mundo blew everyone's collective mind, Khruangbin have turned to legendary dub producer Scientist to freeze that album's tracks in time. Doing this has enabled the band to find the spaces in their music, and make them wide screen. Hasta El Cielo offers a different perspective on the band's psych sound.

Burning Spear
Marcus Garvey

'Marcus Garvey' is an utterly legendary mid 70s roots reggae album produced by Lawrence Lindo. Burning Spear's masterful classic is even more highly praised in many quarters than any long-players by Bob Marley and came complete with a "sister" dub album (not included here) called 'Garvey's Ghost' As a tribute to the great man, one of Jamaica's real heroes, this is quite something to behold. I think the big guy would have been very proud. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

African Headcharge
Return Of The Crocodile

African Headcharge was the pairing of Jamaican percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah with producer Adrian Sherwood: they got busy in the studio making psychedelic dub interpretations of Afrocentric musics. Return Of The Crocodile is a selection of familiar original tracks that have been made unfamiliar by dramatically different approaches: double-dubbed, if you will. Vinyl release on On-U Sound.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Spirit of '69: The Boss Reggae Sevens Collection

Limited to only 1000 pressings is this exclusive compilation of reggae classics is Spirit of 69: The Boss Reggae Sevens, which is compiled with a range artists including Lloyd Robinson, Drumbago & The Dynamites and Derrick Harriott. An absolute essential for fans of 60s/70s reggae, and only available from independent retailers.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

DJ Sotofett
Dub Off

Honest Jon’s serve up a stellar slice of modern dub here with Stotofett’s ‘Dub Off’. The template of dub is left the same on this release, but the sound is updated with modern production techniques and tampering, giving a sense of the familiar being playfully toyed with. There’s an amazing dual sense of clarity and dissolution on this one.

Bob Marley & The Wailers
Legend (35th Anniversary Edition)

A grand double vinyl edition of the album that your dad always had in the car, Bob Marley & The Wailers’ greatest hits compilation Legend. To be fair, these are indeed greatest hits, with each track a fairly indisputable entry in reggae’s canon. You should never be far away from the classic live version of ‘No Woman No Cry’, and now you don’t need to be… on vinyl!
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
The Harder They Come

The unshakeable masterpiece is back for another ten rounds. We're sure you’ve heard this before, but the influence of the soundtrack to Jimmy Cliff’s 1972 film The Harder They Come cannot be overstated. One of the LPs to take Jamaican music worldwide, the record is a peerless collection of rocksteady, ska and reggae. Literally every song is a classic.

Various
Pay It All Back Volume 7

Adrian Sherwood opens up the On-U Sound catalogue for a tasty sampling of what we can expect to hear from the label in coming months and years. Pay It All Back Volume 7 features enticing as-yet-unreleased tracks from Roots Manuva, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Horace Andy, Nisennenmondai, African Head Charge, Mark Stewart, Congo Natty etc. all with the key Sherwood production touch. Plus exclusive pirate-radio-style transitions between tracks!
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Lee 'Scratch' Perry
Rainford

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry finds a way to productively channel his madness on new album Rainford. Alongside long-time confidant Adrian Sherwood the dub legend has come through with an intimate and affecting LP. Cuts like ‘African Starship’ bring to mind what might happen if you managed to get The Sun Ra Arkestra into the studio at the same time as Damon Albarn when he’s in Gorillaz mode.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Flying Lizards
The Secret Dub Life Of The Flying Lizards

Here's an interesting one. You'll know the Flying Lizards for their smash interpretation of Barrett Strong's 'Money' and an even better (if less successful take on James Brown's 'Sex Machine'). But behind the post-modern fun was a group of well renowned experimental musicians led by David Cunningham. This album was recorded in 1978 but not released until 1995 and features Cunningham 'remixing' tracks recorded in Jamaica by Jah Lloyd - a fact made more difficult in that Cunningham was only given a mono master tape to work with.       
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Friends
People Funny Boy: The Early Upsetter Singles

Box set of lovingly re-produced 7” vinyl versions of the first ten 45s that the Trojan label released in Britain of legendary reggae producer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and his own Upsetter imprint. Including his own ground-breaking hit ‘People Funny Boy’, each disc is presented in special card sleeves, with an eye-catching poster and an essay by Perry’s biographer David Katz. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Rhythm & Sound
The Versions

Repress of Rhythm & Sound’s (Basic Channel) 2003 release The Versions. Kings of dub techno Moritz von Oswald and Mark Ernestus compiled the singles they did for Burial Mix, separating the vocals and leaving these instrumentals to do what they do best, wash over you with warm heady bass. LP on Burial Mix.

Dub Syndicate
Displaced Masters

Dub Syndicate were a loose dub collective with selector Adrian Sherwood at its centre, with a varied cast of players working experimentally within the structures of wonderful dub. Displaced Masters is a set of previously unheard quality cuts from the studio in the early 1980’s. Much of this material is rawer in feel than the album cuts of the time. LP release on On-U Sound.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

King Tubby
The Roots Of Dub

Classic album from the dub master - originally issued way back in 1975 on Total Sounds outta Jamaica. It's impossible to overstate the importance Tubby's vision of dub reggae would have on contemporary bass music; from jungle to grime, dubstep and beyond. These cuts are undisputable hard evidence. A smokers delight.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Claude Fontaine
Claude Fontaine

Claude Fontaine - a woman who sounds like her parents used a ‘French names’ bot to generate her birth certificate - clearly loves Jamaican music. She seems to be particularly partial to the golden-age rocksteady, ska and reggae of early Trojan and Studio One. In fact, she’s so enthralled with the scene that she’s made sure her eponymous debut LP sounds like it was cut several decades ago. Over saturated riddims Fontaine coos in a breathy voice that recalls Jane Birkin. All of this makes for an extremely chic listen.

Toots & The Maytals
Funky Kingston

This is the 1972 version of Funky Kingston by reggae/ska masters Toots & The Maytals. It was originally released in Jamaica and the UK only with an alternative version, with an entirely different track listing, being released in the US three years later. It’s a mixture of originals and covers and a melding of styles under the reggae umbrella, because, y’know, as the man says, reggae got soul.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Wayne Jarrett
What's Wrong With The Youths

Wayne Jarrett’s 1981 LP What’s Wrong With The Youths is back on wax for the first time in over three decades. This is a classic early dancehall record, one that funnels dub and reggae into the then-new style to great effect. The classic backing band Roots Radics supply the riddims, and Jarrett’s nasal tenor proves an unusual and engaging presence up front.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Fashion Records: Style & Fashion

A celebration of the legendary Fashion Records on who else but Soul Jazz. Fashion were almost unique among reggae labels, their sights being set squarely on the UK and not Jamaica. The compilation features legends like General Levy and Cutty Ranks. There's also a fewer smaller names on here, but the suffice to say, it all rules.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Monkey Business: The Definitive Skinhead Reggae Collection

While it’s long been an entry point for newcomers to Trojan Records, regularly being re-issued on CD, the label’s 1980 compilation Monkey Business has never been given the full re-issue treatment on vinyl. Happily, that’s now been corrected, with genre classics from The Maytals, Desmond Dekker and Dave & Ansel Collins presented over two LPs with annotations from top reggae DJ Toast. 
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

G36
No Escape / Black Mass

If you don’t know who G36 are yet then we suggest you school yourself post-haste - this Japanese group are quickly becoming one of the hottest names in dub. After releasing on The Bug’s Pressure Records last year, G36 now drop a soundboy-devastating 2-track on Hotline (Commodo, Ishan Sound). Both ‘No Escape’ and ‘Black Mass’ are the sort of deep, menacing anarcho-dub joints that will make anything within 50 feet of them sound puny.
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  • G36

Bobby Blackbird
The Master Blenda

We very nearly didn’t get The Master Blenda, the first solo single from Equiknoxx mastermind Bobby Blackbird. Shortly after the tune's conception Blackbird was in a near-fatal car crash and spent months in hospital. He emerged more determined than ever to complete the track, one that turns away from Equiknoxx’s twisted dancehall style and heads towards a hotstepping ska sound. Turned out with a band that included several members of Raging Fyah, ‘The Master Blenda’ is a triumph in every sense of the word. Exile The Brave and Blackbird’s Equiknoxx buddy Time Cow dub it out on the B-side.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
If I Had a Pair of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop, Vol. 2

A new Death Is Not The End tape is always something to get excited about, but when you learn that the label’s latest drop is a new instalment of their If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop series then the anticipation ramps up even further. Following on from 2018’s Volume 1, this release is another collection of tunes cut in Jamaica during the late 50’s and early 60’s. With ska and roots yet to fully take hold, sounds from the U.S. - r&b, early soul, doo wop - are given a Kingston twist by artists like Prince Buster. As is often the case with reissues via Death Is Not The End, many of the cuts here have a deliciously haunted vibe about them.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Linval Thompson
I Love Marijuana

I Love Marijuana was the first self-produced album by Linval Thompson. It was originally released in 1978. He was backed by the highly-regarded Jamaican band The Revolutionaries. Thompson has since become more prominent as a producer, bringing the work of Dennis Brown, Barrington Levy, and many more, to life. On Vinyl/Trojan.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol. 1. A Taxi Records Anthology

Sly & Robbie have done so much in their careers that you’d be forgiven for not knowing about their label Taxi Records. Fortunately for you, Wagram have got this compilation together to help you plug that particular gap. Sly & Robbie Presents Reggae Masterpieces Vol. 1. A Taxi Records Anthology does exactly what it says on the tin and foregrounds some of the best music cut for Taxi. Focussing on tunes from the 1970’s, this LP includes Gregory Isaacs, Black Uhuru, Sugar Minott and many more. Please note that the CD features more tracks than the vinyl edition.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Desmond Dekker & The Aces
007 Shanty Town

Do we really need to introduce this one? Well alright then. Once more for the cheap seats - this here record is a reissue of Desmond Dekker And The Aces’ seminal Rocksteady LP 007 (Shanty Town). Originally released in 1967, the title track is one of the first major reggae hits in the UK, still a classic to this day, blah blah blah. It's still good more than half a decade later.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Here Comes The Duke

(To the tune of ‘Here Comes The Sun’) Here Comes The Duke, doo doo doo doo Here Comes The Duuuuuuuuuke And I say - it’s reggae.   Well, to be exact Here Comes The Duke is actually a compilation of rocksteady. Originally released by the mighty Trojan Records in 1968, this LP collects some of the tunes that legendary producer Duke Reid had cut throughout the ‘60s. Now reissued by Music On Vinyl, Here Comes The Duke contains cuts from artists like Tommy McCook and Ken Parker.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Roger Robinson
Dog Heart City

Roger Robinson, the authoritative vocal intoner at the core of Kevin Martin’s project King Midas Sound, here releases a powerful solo record. Dog Heart City is all about the harsh lives lived by London’s working class, with Robinson’s dub poetry sitting atop potent rolling rhythms. Very strong stuff. Out on Jahtari.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Jamaica Jazz from Federal Records: Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue & Rhumba 1960-1968

Federal Records is generally considered to be responsible for birthing Rocksteady in the 1960’s, but Jamaica’s first recording studio also had a nice little side-thing going for jazz records at the same time. New Dub Store compilation Jamaica Jazz from Federal Records: Carib Roots, Jazz, Mento, Latin, Merengue & Rhumba 1960-1968 collates some crucial cuts from the period. Features Ernest Ranglin, Count Owen & His Calypsonians, Cecil Lloyd and many more.

Rhythm & Sound
See Mi Yah

The Berlin-based production duo of Mark Ernestus and Moritz Von Oswald have been recording as Rhythm & Sound for more than two decades, experimenting with new forms of reggae. Their ambitious new album See Mi Yah sees them bring in a rotating cast of guest vocalists for a seamless, continuous mix. 

Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus
Promised Land Sounds

Ras Michael made true Rastafari reggae with his Sons of Negus group. Promised Land Sounds is so ecstatic in its approach and so dub-tweaked in its production that listening can really transport the listener somewhere else altogether: it’s nigh-on psychadelic. Recorded in the Black Ark in 1980, reissued to 180g vinyl by Dug Out.
  • Vinyl LP (DO-LGR1201)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

DJ Sotofett & Maimouna Haugen
C'est l'aventure

An all-star delight from Norway by way of the Ivory Coast here. On ‘C’est l’aventure' we see DJ Sotofett joined by Kambo Super Sound’s Haugen Inna Di Bu, his son Maimouna Haugen, Stiletti Ana and Gilb R to create a psychedelic dancefloor number. Over a shuffling funk instrumental that takes in everything from The Incredible Bongo Band to Sun Ra, the younger Haugen tells the tale of his migration from Africa to Scandinavia in a smoky drawl. The ‘Dubplate Mix’ gives it a straighter, more mix-friendly 4/4 beat.

Bobby Sarkie
Over and Over

More ace reggae reissues from Wackies, who are now Basic Channel affiliates. The a-side features Bobby Sarkie's Over and Over, a track which stands out for its incredibly pained vocals, and bit of tasteful multitracking. The b-side has tracks by Junior Delahaye and Jackie Mittoo with added instrumentals from Roland Alphonso and Ras Menilik.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Frightnrs
Never Answer / Questions (Dub)

The Frightnrs might be short of a vowel, but they’re certainly not short of a groove. This new Daptone 7” is a reissue of two 2012 tunes from the New York City rocksteady band. Both ‘Never Answer’ and ‘Questions (Dub)’ are delightful turns - the former’s got a great Alton Ellis thing going on, while the B-side is a very pretty dub.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979-1988

Boston isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of great reggae cities, but the east coast town was in fact an early U.S. adopter of the Jamaican sound. By the end of the ‘70s Boston had a healthy reggae scene of its own, chronicled here in Cultures Of Soul’s new compilation Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979-1988. Includes cuts by, among others, Lambsbread, a roots group formed from the ashes of legendary proto-punk band Death.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

SKRS
Paradise Magic Traxx

Berceuse Heroique sub-label Ancient Monarchy drop an EP of post-club sampledelia by SKRS. There’s plenty going on stylistically across Paradise Magic Traxx - juke, Dilla-style hip-hop, lo-fi house, dub and dancehall are just a few of the influences that consistently rear their heads. In aesthetic more than sound it references the faded rave memories of Zomby and Actress. File next to Hype Williams.

Various
Bunny Lee: Dreads Enter the Gates with Praise – The Mighty Striker Shoots the Hits!

The latest compilation to be spawned by the long, fruitful union of Studio One and Soul Jazz Records is a set that focuses on the great Bunny Lee. Along with his band The Aggrovators, the ‘Striker’ has cut more than 2,000 records over the course of his career. Dreads Enter The Gates With Praise - The Mighty Striker Shoots The Hits! showcases a handful of Lee’s early successes. Featuring artists such as Johnny Clarke, King Tubby and Prince Jazzbo, Dreads Enter The Gates… also includes extensive sleeve notes and an interview with the man himself.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Dillinger
Marijuana In My Brain

Straight from 1977, here’s marijuana afficionado Dillinger’s seminal Marijuana In My Brain, reissued by Radiation Roots. Discovered by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Dillinger teamed up with producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee to create a spaced-out roots classic. Features iconic MS Paint artwork.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Specials
Encore

Now can I get an Encore, do you want more? Well, fans of The Specials have actually been left wanting more for a damn long time now. The seminal two-tone group’s first album in many years drops as the band celebrate four decades since the release of their masterwork debut LP. These ten tunes prove that the band have still got plenty left in the tank. We’re cooking raw with the Coventry boys.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Sly & Robbie
Dub For Tubs - A Tribute To King Tubby

Everyone loves King Tubby, and nobody loved him more so than Sly & Robbie, the killer rhythm section behind many of the best ever reggae recordings. Dubs For Tubs is a suitable tribute to the great dub monarch, with digital versions of many classics presented here. Play it loud on a system with plenty of bass-weight, and raise a glass to King Tubby.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Bob Marley and the Wailers
Soul Rebels

Soul Rebels was the second album by Bob Marley and The Wailers, originally released in 1970 and listed as being by The Wailers.  It was a concept album, with all the tracks linked by themes of rebellion. It was produced by Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and featured a cover, of James Brown’s ‘My Cup’. A roots reggae classic. Reissue LP and CD on Radiation Roots.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Massive Attack V Mad Professor
No Protection

The Mad Professor does what he does best on the Bristolian trip-hop progenitors second album Protection. No Protection takes Massive Attacks’ claustrophobic paranoia and opens it up, cranks the bass and amplifies the influence of soundsystem culture, for a complete dub remix. 180 gram vinyl reissue on Universal.

Various
Black Man's Pride 3: None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty

None indeed. Soul Jazz Records have re-released so many great records from the Studio One archives over the past God-knows-how-many years, but even by their standards the label’s recent Black Man’s Pride series has seen them unearth some gems. The third instalment in the run, None Shall Escape The Judgement Of The Almighty, is another stonking collection of Rasta classics. Features cuts from Horace Andy, Sugar Minott, Freddie McGregor and many more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Popcaan
Where We Come From

Popcaan hails from Jamaica, and Where We Come From is his first full-length record thus far. It’s a pop album with production (from the likes of Dre Skull, Anju Blaxx and Dubbel Dutch) that renders each track club-fresh. This is the deluxe edition of the album, upgraded to a gatefold sleeve with an essay and photo booklet.
  • Vinyl Double LP (MIX049)
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  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Alton Ellis
Mr Soul Of Jamaica

Rocksteady superstar Alton Ellis has a huge reputation within the reggae world, and this album gives you some sense of why that is. Mr. Soul of Jamaica, from 1967, is his debut, and this re-release offers the opportunities to hear both the big hits that lived on and the underappreciated deep cuts. All of it full of soul. A Music On Vinyl and Trojan release.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Popcaan
Forever

Popcaan has spent the years since 2014’s debut LP Where We Come From consolidating his seat at the top table by working with artists like Gorillaz and Jamie xx. His new full-length Forever finds him take Vybz Kartel’s vacant throne as King Of The Dancehall with a series of crossover bangers. His chirpy, melodious flow pairs well with riddims that show influences of bashment, trap, hip-hop, Afrobeats and more.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Annie Anxiety
Soul Possession

Check out the personnel on this one: for her 1984 debut album, Annie Anxiety managed to assemble members of Crass, African Head Charge, Flux Of Pink Indians and more, all under the production oversight of the legendary Adrian Sherwood. Soul Possession is the result, a weird and amazing industrial dub odyssey that still sounds like little else. This DAIS reissue is the first vinyl release for this album in three decades.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Champagne Dub
Drops

Capitol K’s Faith And Industry drops an LP by psychedelic groove-jazzers Champagne Dub. Given that the band contains members of Melt Yourself Down, Acoustic Ladyland and The Comet Is Coming it was always likely that Drops would be an intense affair. The band’s trick is to keep things fun even when it gets heavy - ‘Gatito Ven’, for instance, combines the weight of Free Nelson Mandoomjazz with the propulsive rhythms of Boredoms’ drum period.

Jah Gumby
Humility: The Vibes of Jah G

A record of loud and clear dub from Hawaiian musician Jah Gumby here. Apparently Gumby (real name Ryan Murakami) can play ‘almost every instrument’ according to the press release for Humility: The Vibes Of Jah G. Whether that’s even possible is up for debate, but Murakami certainly does make the most of his talents on this LP. His dexterity on everything from guitar to keys to delay units leads the record to some interesting sonic crossovers - flamenco, lover’s rock, salsa and more are all mixed up with the rocksteady grooves.
  • Vinyl Double LP (AGS-LP005)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Easy Star All-Stars
Radiodread

Easy Star All-Stars’ seminal Radiodread here. This is the LP which arguably sits at the top of the pile of reggae-rock crossbreeds. Along with a superstar set of collaborators - Horace Andy, Toots & The Maytals and Sugar Minott to name but three - the Easy Stars set about tackling Radiohead’s OK Computer inna dub style for this 2006 outing. Yorke, Greenwood et al are known to approve of Radiodread, so it must be good.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Annette Brissett
Betrayed

A track from reggae singer Annette Brissett’s excellent 1983 LP Love Power, pulled out onto a 12” single and rounded out with some tantalising dub treats. Betrayed itself is here in an exclusive extended mix, and the three dub tracks (one of ‘Betrayed’ and two of ‘What A Feeling’) are all previously unreleased and joyfully fabulous. Wackie’s 12”.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Annette Brissett
Love Power

Excellent, hard-to-find LP from reggae singer Annette Brissett, reissued by Wackie’s. Love Power is of 1983 vintage, cruising down the street smoothly and coolly, taking a little gospel and a little disco in its stride as it goes. Brissett’s voice is supported by Fabian Cooke and Lloyd Bullwackie Barnes, who take ample care of most of the instruments.
  • Genre(s):
  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

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