Posts tagged reggae

We Love Record Shop Day

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Modern British culture was shaped by three things – DJs, radio (especially pirate radio), and clubs. And record shops are the thread between all three. Sanjiv takes a break from his global tour of record shops for his upcoming book to sing their praises on their special day. Continue reading We Love Record Shop Day

Wara – Wara EP

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Here’s some hot underground from London Town that’s been hiding in my bag and it’s just what you need to raise Latin spirits in the bleak mid-winter.

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The Main Stem – Electric Church

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With remixes of ‘She Fish’ and ‘Right On Up (For Love)’, the Main Stem are big at Lip Service so it’s no surprise that after the Contortion Danse 12″ of a couple of months ago we get an album that finds thier Electric Church is having a post disco nu-house soft rock revival! Continue reading The Main Stem – Electric Church

Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I Wake Up Screaming

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The Kid is back! Older, wiser but just as cool as he ever was even if he’s lost his Clark Gable pencil moustache!

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Bisso Na Bisso – Africa


Their debut album, Racines (Roots), came out over a decade ago and sold by the bucket load for its fresh mix of Congolese sounds and hip hop. Africa repeats the formula and boosts it with guests like Manu Dibango, Khaled, Sizzla, Mayra Andrade, Angelique Kidjo and Ismael Lo. Continue reading Bisso Na Bisso – Africa

Norman Jay MBE Presents – Good Times 30th Anniversary

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Good Times is 30! How much fun can you possibly have after 30 years? Well on the evidence of the latest compilation by King of Choppers himself, Norman Jay MBE, the answer is lots – get you’re Good Times today. Continue reading Norman Jay MBE Presents – Good Times 30th Anniversary

Hollie Cook – Hollie Cook

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Hollie Cook

It may be 30 years since Bob Marley passed away but reggae’s pop flame is still going strong and Hollie Cook is a hot name for the summer.

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Nguyen Le – Songs Of Freedom

The spring revolution continues and as if by some sort of clairvoyance, Nguy?™n L?™’s latest album Songs Of Freedom is right on message

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V/A – Disco Discharge: Disco Fever USA

If there’s one good thing about January, for the past couple of years anyway, there’s been the release of 4 sets of Disco Discharge double CD albums; and they are back in 2011 better than ever!

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V/A – Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space

Wow! Yes it really is veteran Jamaican dub expert at the controls of Tectonic’s dubstep compilation with cover by Tony McDermott and you can’t get much better than that.

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Bilal – Airtight’s Revenge

As you might guess from the recent Bilal appearance on the Gilles Peterson show, he’s a bit of a wildchild and people can call him “anything” not that his lastest album is finally out; revenge is sweet?

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Jolly Boys – Great Expectations

The original Jamaican Jolly Boys are back and who the dickens would have thought that the sound of mento would be big with the kids in 2010?

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Cheikh Lo – Jamm

For ten years now Cheikh Lo’s music has been one of the delights of West Africa, even if his last two albums have not hit the heights of his 1990′s debut, Ne La Thiass. Jamm represents a return to form for the Senegalese songster.

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Big Chill Festival 2010 – Sunday 08.08.10

Day 3: Waking up to a beautiful sunny Sunday morning with Big Chill Radio playing Dudley Perkins’ ‘Flowers’ and a full day ahead of awesome music listening pleasure, I almost felt as excited as a teenager – would it last?

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