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Keith Hudson
Rasta Communication

Keith Hudson's records are unique in the reggae canon, mainly due to the strength of his personality and his unflinching examination of darker themes- hence his reputation as the 'dark prince of raggae'. While this has made him a slightly marginal figure in a genre mostly celebrated for its relaxed, sunny vibes- Hudson's albums have always been especially revered as some of the deepest and most uncompromising to be found in Jamaican roots music- gaining new audience appreciation with reissues of key records on the ubercool Basic Replay imprint. This reissiue of his 1978 classic 'Rasta Communication' features some of his most memorable songs.
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Black Symbol Presents Handsworth Explosion Vol. I

'Handsworth Explosion Vol. 1' exists thanks to the tireless efforts of Black Symbol, a dub reggae act who sought out other prominent, rising acts in the Handsworth scene and gave them the chance to record tunes at their Outlaw Studio. After the songs were wrapped up, they committed them to this compilation, hoping to show off the vibrant and ever-growing scene they belong to. 'Handsworth Explosion' is a great snapshot of a significant reggae hotspot.
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Soul Jazz Records Present
90 Degrees of Shade: Image and Identity in the West Indies: Over 100 Years of Photography in the Caribbean

'90 Degrees Of Shade: Image and Identity In The West Indies' encompasses a century of Caribbean history in an extensive collection of photography that attempts to show the region in every little and significant detail, from its political and colonial fractures to its independence. The book was compiled by Paul Gilroy.

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Bucky Skank EP 2

The second EP on this eclectic Bucky Skank label brings a bunch of different artists out to play, each serving up their own slice of weirdo dub: JD Twitch and Dave Clark team up, as per, while Jabru goes solo and Richmond hangs out with Lord Shearton for both flip-side tracks. Lots of rhythm to be felt, here.
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Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions I

Straight out of the Glitterbeat Records vaults is their new vinyl double LP Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions I. A fantastic compilation of various artists releases from the label, and packed full of excellent collaborations from an array of monster producers. Focusing on Mali and West Africa - these originals and dubs are a must for any groovophile looking for some deep afrobeat, dub and afro-funk.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Augustus Pablo
Born To Dub You

Bursting will dubby goodness from VP, Born To Dub is a selection of rarities and unreleased tracks from reggae legend Augustus Pablo. Taking you back to the glory days of King Tubby and Studio One, Augustus Pablo's influence on not just reggae and dub, but decades of music is evident. Whether you're listening to these for the first time or revisiting them, these dubs will not disappoint.
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The Bug
Angels & Devils

Plenty of big-name collaborators on The Bug's latest, 'Angels & Devils'. Billed as a "battle between utopian and dystopian" (but definitely not a "concept album", oh no) you get Liz Harris (Grouper), Warrior Queen, Gonjasufi, Miss Red, Death Grips, Manga (Roll Deep), Copeland and Flowdan for your money. Pulling together "the fringes of all outsider music into a common voice" according to the press release, the 'Angels' side is described as "the heady/heavy dubbed out Angels side of the equation" whilst 'Devils' "brings The Bug's grime/ragga bass beat downs back into play". Should be interesting!
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Michael Prophet
Serious Reasoning

Another reggae great and another classic plate rescued from collector obscurity, this guy is well loved but relatively underrated. Along with Yabby who he collaborated with, this is another burner from around 1980 that has long needed such a dust-off! Michael George Haynes is his real name. A true Prophet!
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Listen Up! - Ska

Kingston Sounds have come through with a series of excellent compilations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence. The Listen Up! records focus on some of the island nation’s most beloved and important musical movements, so of course it’s no surprise to find a ska volume in the mix. Listen Up! - Ska features Johnny Moore, Roland Alphonso and a tonne of tracks by The Skatalites.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Mungo's Hi-Fi
Serious Time

Mungo’s Hi-Fi is all about bringing dancehall back to the reggae roots. Serious Time is released on 2xLP, because we care about your ear’s pleasure and your bass’ bass. With the sweet catchy verses dropped over the Mungo's Hi-Fi's timeless beats, these really are some serious riddims.
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Kalbata & Mixmonster
Congo Beat the Drum

Total relaxation from Kalbata & Mixmonster. Congo Beat the Drum is the full length collaboration from these two dub heads. Made using all analogue equipment and mind set, this record is stone cold groove instigator, in the vein of Tubby, Scientist and Studio One. The combination of a clear vision from these two producers and a multitude of legendary guest vocalists make for some outrageous dancehall n' dub rhythms. Out on vinyl LP and CD from Freestyle.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

The Quasi Dub Development
Little Twister vs Stiff Neck

The Quasi Dub Development make friendly homemade Dub with their hands and many instruments. This gives their records an experimental yet at the same time more accessible feel than other recordings in the genre that rely more heavily on post production methods and effects. This unique sound even inspired Dub pioneer Lee 'Scratch' Perry to make an appearance on the track “Let's Communicate”.

Yellowman
Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt

Reissue of important 80’s dancehall on Greensleeves. Rather than anything to do with We Are Scientists, Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt is sterling material from Jamaican original Yellowman. The title track is especially great, you pretty much need it. And how could you not want that cover starting out at you from your mantelpiece?
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Michael Prophet
Righteous Are The Conqueror

Declaiming tall tales of victory, defeat and oppression, Michael Prophet talks of the shape of reggae yet to come. Predicting righteousness for all, the reissue of Righteous Are the Conqueror confirms its own prophecy: the just will endure. Highly recommended for all you dubby reggae heads out there.
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Bunny Lee
Agro Sounds 101 Orange Street

‘The Agro Man’ AKA Bunny Lee, founder of the legendary Agro Sounds record shop at 101 Orange Street in London, has put together a record highlighting some of what he considers to be the best producers from the most overlooked period in time for the genre. The record is compiled from the countless exceptional recordings that were made in Kingston between 1968 and 1971.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Dubblestandart
In Dub

We try to measure with one ruler, but Dubbelstandart makes it hard. Normally we love all sick dub equally, but In Dub is just, well, double as good as usual. Warped electronics and a bass that will make your brains wobble are normally enough, but Dubbelstandart don’t take half measures - and they definitely dub it twice.

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Soul Jazz Records Presents: Studio One Rocksteady

Another sterling compilation from Soul Jazz, this one delving into rocksteady, soul, and early forms of reggae. You know that these guys can curate a comp, and sure enough Studio One Rocksteady is fully stocked with classic sounds, from the likes of Alton Ellis, John Holt, and The Heptones. Great as an intro, or for the hardcore.
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  • Reggae / Dub / Dancehall

Various
Listen Up - Dancehall

The Kingston Sounds imprint have got together a few compilations to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican independence. Listen Up! Dancehall is (obviously) the dancehall one. These selections mainly focus on the genre’s formative period in the 1980’s, a time before dancehall fully digitised and began to spawn new sounds like bashment and ragga. Johnny Clarke, Dennis Brown and Linval Thompson are among the featured artists.
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Milk Kan
The Junk Shop


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The Skatalites
Treasure Isle Time

Reggae aficionados Kingston Sounds get together a compilation of tunes from the legendary Skatalites. Anyone with even a passing interest in Jamaican music will likely be familiar with the band, but if you’re just getting started then all you need to know is that ska simply wouldn’t have been the musical force it was without this lot. Tommy McCook and Jackie Mittoo were just two of the artists who got their start with The Skatalites. Treasure Isle Time collects some tunes the group cut at Duke Reid’s Treasure Isle Studios.
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Andre Afram Asmar
Harmonic Emergency


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Jahdan Blakkamoore
Babylon Nightmare


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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. 
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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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The Bug
London Zoo

Kevin Martin has been involved in a few projects in his time. Let's see...there's Techno Animal, God and King Midas Sound to name but three. But perhaps when the dust settles he'll be best remembered for The Bug  - his schizoid bass bin ruining distorto dancehall project. London Zoo is a menacing triple album which will make you dance like an idiot whilst fearing for your ears at the same time.    
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Turbulence
Do Good


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Dread Flimstone & The Modern Tone Age Family
From The Ghetto


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