Forgotten Treasure: Willie Lindo “Far & Distant”
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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New Releases
Reggae

Coxstone’s Music – The First Recordings 1960-63

via Soul Jazz: Coxsone’s Music is a stunning new 3-CD/two separate double LP (+ free download) collection featuring over two and half hours of early Jamaican proto-ska, rhythm and blues, jazz, rastafari and gospel music – charting the earliest recordings produced by Clement Dodd, in the years before he launched …

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Mixtape Mondays
Reggae

Mix of the Day: “Inna BamBam Style” Deadly Dragon Sound

via Deadly Dragon Sound: “One of the great things about owning a record store is learning about the music you love through other people’s eyes. Over the past years we have found that throughout South America the Jamaican Styles and riddims that became the basis for modern day Reggaeton are …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Tony Brutus – Water Pistol (1982)

Here is a track meant to be enjoyed under the scorching sun of any big city in July or August. The kind of heat that makes short tempered, desperate people do bad things. But instead of putting Public Enemy in the tape deck and raising the tension, why not calm …

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Forgotten Treasures
House / Techno Reggae Techno

Forgotten Treasure: Rhythm & Sound “What A Mistry” (1997)

When the record store I was working at in 1999 got a few copies of this 12″ I bought one on the spot and that same night it started playing on loop. 7 times to be exact. Major game changer for me. I would almost go so far as saying …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Half Pint “Mr. Landlord” (1983)

This is the undisputed anthem for all Tenants Worldwide. The one you should blast out of your apartment when the rent is past due a few days. Let Lindon Roberts aka Half-Pint express your frustration in the most laid-back way possible. Ease Up Mr. Landlord… Di roof is leaking di pipe …

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Dj Mixes
Reggae

Mix of the Day: Double Barrel (Reggae Samples and Hip Hop Classics) by J Gravy + DJ Corey Chase

via Okayplayer.com The ties between hip-hop and reggae have always run deep, but on DJ Gravy and DJ Corey Chase’s new Double Barrel mixtape they’re brought a little closer to the surface. Loaded with blend after blend after blend of vibrant reggae material and the hip-hop classics that sampled it, …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Junior Murvin (Junior Soul) “Rescue the children”

Junior Murvin is well known for the title track of his first album, the massive “Police & Thieves“. The song has been covered by The Clash in 1977 and most recently by Zara McFarlane who did her own beautiful smooth version of this classic. No other tune from him got even …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: The Blue Bells “Come Along” (1976)

Absolutely fantastic slept-on roots gem from the mid-70’s. Perfect for a cold winter day. “Come Along” was the biggest hit from The Blue Bells: Hector Wright (Lead) + and Raphael Martin (Harmony) and produced by Wright. It was recorded at Lee Scratch Perry‘s legendary Black Ark Studios. One of the …

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Dj Mixes
Reggae

Mix of the Day: Brackles “Rinse FM Podcast 23rd August 2014”

Absolutely great carnival vibes coming from London’s Brackles recorded live on Rinse FM, everybody’s favourite underground radio station. We were very familiar with Brackles‘ productions always rooted in Bass with Funky drums but we were a little bit less familiar with his DJing. Well this set makes total sense in terms of him …

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“A Tribute To Mandela” by King Kong Disko
Dj Mixes
Reggae

Mix of the Day: “A Tribute To Mandela” by King Kong Disko

via King Kong Disco: “Tonight we received the sad news that a real freedom fighter icon of the 20th century has finally passed away. On the 5th of December 2013 Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg. His name stands for a life long struggle to rid his people of the curse …

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