Playlists
Reggae

Equiknoxx Selects: Bobby Digital Productions (Picked by Gavsborg)

(Photo Credit by Jik Rueben) Gavsborg: “For kids growing up in Kingston in the ‘90s there was a particular sound that you couldn’t avoid.” Whether you were a fan of Reggae, Dancehall, or just a patron, you could always count on a particular style of Jamaican music in the background …

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Artist Spotlight
Electronic Reggae

3 Steps To: Equiknoxx

Kingston, Jamaica’s Equiknoxx emerged as one of Dancehall’s most innovative production teams during the 2010s. What makes them stand apart from the rest is their ability to make both classic Dancehall hits as well as extremely left-field Dub Techno-inspired rhythms. It all stems from the same place, but it’s always cool when …

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Guest Mixes
Reggae

MIMS Guest Mix: Jay Glass Dubs (Bokeh Versions, Athens)

Jay Glass Dubs is one of three aliases of Athens-based Dimitris Papadatos. Known for his alien-like Dub excursions on labels like Bokeh Versions, Berceuse Heroique, and Ecstatic, Jay Glass Dubs is a defining factor in this weird and mysterious musical world. Here we asked him to provide some of his …

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Jazz Amnesty
Jazz Reggae

Jazz Amnesty Sound System – #12 “Greater Antilles”

The story of Jazz has traveled far and wide and its influence can be heard across the globe. For this mix, J.A.S.S. focuses on Jazz from the Caribbean with a mix of sounds from Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, and America (by well known Jazz Cats that have direct lineage to the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Dadawah “Peace & Love: Wadadasow” (1974, Dug Out)

A true Jamaican gem of a record. “Peace and Love” was Dadawah’s debut and remains his only album released under this artist name. It is a dark but deeply spiritual reggae LP (originally released in 1974 on Wild Flower) that shares hymns of Rastafarian love, nationality, and hope. Constructed with …

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Guest Mixes
Reggae Soul

MIMS Guest Mix: Joe from Jamwax (France)

Joe is the founder at Jamwax, a label dedicated to mostly (but not restricted to) Jamaican music. Since December 2013, Jamwax has been reissuing rare & obscure songs from the island in the sun, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, and also Nigeria. With his partner Nico (that joined Jamwax in 2015), …

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Future Classics
Electronic Reggae

Low Jack vs. Time Cow “Glacial Dancehall 2” (Bokeh Versions)

via Bokeh Versions: Glacial Dancehall returns – a two-headed excursion of versions, samples + sirens chopped and screwed into oblivion by Time Cow and Low Jack. Tasked with following Jay Glass Dubs’ first screwtape Glacial Dancehall (of March 2016), each artist served up a half hour side of ruff slow …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Tradition “Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol” (1980, Bokeh Versions)

via Bokeh Versions: Years before Scientist and Jammy battled the space invaders, Tradition dreamt up a sci-fi jazz/dub odyssey in north London. “Captain Ganja and the Space Patrol” is one of the most singular dub albums that barely saw the light of day. A conscious effort to create a new …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

The Techniques & Friends “Winston Riley’s Rock Steady & Early Reggae” (1968​-​1969, Dub Store Japan)

via Dub Store: Winston Riley started his production career as a singer with an enviable track record, having formed the Techniques in 1962 and hitting the top of the charts two years later with the splendid ‘Little Did You Know’ for Duke Reid’s esteemed Treasure Isle label. When the frantic …

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Forgotten Treasures
Disco Reggae

Soul Jazz Records Presents “Hustle! Reggae Disco (Expanded 2017 Edition)

Soul Jazz Records releases their long-out-of-print album “Hustle! Reggae Disco” in a new expanded 2017 edition which now features five extra tracks. This ground-breaking album features non-stop killer reggae versions of original funk and soul classics in a disco style. Reggae disco updates of seminal classics by Anita Ward “Ring …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae Soul

Forgotten Treasure: Willie Lindo “Far & Distant” (1974)

A legendary session guitarist as well as producer for such greats as Beres Hammond and Maxi Priest, Willie Lindo is much too bright a gemstone to be left uncovered. I stumbled onto him on one of my YouTube-digging runs with the homie 80rock when we discovered Midnight, a sumptuous piece …

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Artist Spotlight
Reggae

Jah Shaka, the Dub Warrior of South-London

Special Contribution: Andy Williams (Montreal, The Goods) Named after the Zulu Warrior, Jah Shaka‘s real name remains a mystery. He arrived in London in 1956 as a young teenager in a time where racism was at its peak. He always detested the “Babylonian System”, a term used by Rastafarians to sum …

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