Just what I needed on an otherwise rubbish Monday (after a weekend in a field, drinking rum and listening to reggae @ One Love Festival…….) some new Prince Fatty!!!
Category Archives: Album Of The Week
Back once again with another Studio One classic LP, watch out for Earl making another appearence on Reggae Roast very soon!!
This one a BIG, BIG, BIG favourite!!
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Today we heard the very sad news that Sluggy Ranks passed away after a car accident, so as mark of respect his seminal LP ‘Ghetto Yout Bust’ is this week’s Album of the Week. Originally released in 1989 this LP firmly put Sluggy on the map and he continued right up until his death to improve and innovate upon an already inimitable style……..
R.I.P Sluggy, maximum respect each and every.
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This one a number one sound and as the YouTube description rightly points out “Shaka used to run this one HARD”
Getting dropped at Plan B tomo at our next Jamdown Session… with Channel One Sound System, Trojan Sound System, Charlie P, Adam Prescott + Unit 137.
Get your advance tickets for Jamdown HERE
Dancehall legend Al Campbell step forward, backed by Sly & Robbie + The Roots Radics, mixed by Scientist………..Nuff said.
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Forward thinking dub music from the man like Curtis Lynch. Dub Vendor say it best, “Necessary Mayhem mastermind Curtis Lynch, in his musical guise as Da Grynch, lets loose seven slavering dubwise weapon dogs upon an unsuspecting public with this first instalment of The Dub Chronicles. NM has established itself as one of the best UK labels currently extant, much to Curtis’ credit. This dub set should go a long way to enhancing that hard earned reputation amongst all lovers of dub, appealing to both old and new school adherents. Lynch maintains the highest standards possible for his releases, this is reflected in the eye-catching sleeve – a homage to Tony McDermot’s classic Greensleeves’ Scientist sleeves – by Ellen G of My Lord Graphics. Highly recommended.”
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Boomkat sums this collection from 2009 up perfectly…..”Rob Smith is the veteran dub controller behind the RSD moniker. Of course, any ‘step head worth his DMZ t-shirt should know that, but if you’re not familiar, then ‘Good Energy’ is an excellent place to get to know him better. Rob’s been at the centre of Bristol’s Sound System culture since 1987, originally producing alongside Ray Smith as the hugely influential Smith & Mighty, who can be held in regard as the precursor to a long line of Bristolian legends stretching from Massive Attack to the Full Cycle crew. While he’s never stopped producing, the last few years have seen Rob swing his SoundSystem weighted subs into the Dubstep curve, providing a slew of highlights on Peverelist’s Punch Drunk label and Pinch’s Tectonic and earwax outlets, succinctly connecting Bristol’s heritage with todays styles. On this killer set Punch Drunk compile the fruits of the last three years work with gems taken from his relases on the aforementioned imprints, besides cuts for Angels Egg and Dub Related, giving you the comprehensive sound of Bristol’s learned underground. Overweight!”
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I hope everyone had a good Bank Holiday! I’m still running on Jubilee time so hence the delay in Album Of The Week, this one worth the wait however…..
For all the Digi-Dub, Dancehall & UK Steppers I post about on here, sometimes you can’t beat a few man with Guitar, Drum & Bass. Real Roots style an’ that. So step forward The Viceroys, a crucial vocal harmony group from the Golden age of Roots, with a conscious & stripped back yet tough Live LP. Check it out HERE
It’s also worth mentioning that Junior Murvin, Kiddus I, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, The Mighty Diamonds & Linval Thompson have also had their own ‘Inna De Yard’ LP’s. For more info reach HERE.
We’re back! (Well rather I am but oh well). After a brief hiatus from the ol’ blog I’m back with some more music for your mental.
Step forward Rod Taylor! I’ve been a massive fan of Rod ever since I first got into Roots music and this is my favourite LP he’s done. It isn’t difficult to see why when you see who is involved. Mixed at King Tubby’s by Scientist, backed by the Roots Radics and produced by the man himself & King Culture.
Got a huge amount of time for this at the moment, whoever does the A&R @ Honest Jon’s label is certainly doing their homework. Straight up Killa Casio inspired Riddims that sound as current today as it did back then.
Listen / Buy HERE