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 Mix
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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24 HOV Mixes
Broken Beat Reggae

24HOV Mixes – London Edition: NAMEBRANDSOUND

(Photo by Bruno Destombes) NameBrandSound is the brainchild of Broken Beat & UK Soul music pioneers IG Culture (aka TS Repman) and Alex Phountzi. NameBrandSound’s ‘brukworx’ style takes influence from dancehall, jungle, footwork, 2­step soul and broken beats emerging with a forward thinking sound far greater than the sum of it’s …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Ackie “Call Me Rambo” (1986)

Crucial UK Dancehall treasure from the mid-80’s originally released on the Heavyweight label (also a UK based sound system), featuring production by Chester Roots and Ackie on the vocals. You will also recognize a very nice appearance from a Commodore 64 sample at the beginning of the track. Killer Helicopter …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Ken Parker “How Strong” (1967)

For the past month or so, when I’ve felt like leaving the world and gliding off to another place, this has been my medicine. Ken Parker, Jamaican son of a preacher man, had a string of hits in the late 60s with reggae gurus Coxson Dodd, Duke Reid and Bunny …

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Forgotten Treasures
Reggae

Forgotten Treasure: Sir Collins “New Cross Fire Page One” (1981)

Thirty five years ago, on the evening of January 17th, a birthday celebration was held at 439 New Cross Road in southeast London. At some point in the early hours of the 18th, a fire erupted and tragically ended the lives of 13 of the attendees, most of them children. …

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