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Reggae / World

Various Artists Shockout, Vol. 1

Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier" almost sounds like a feel-good song that the U.S. Army could use to recruit the Trustafarian demographic. It's a far cry from this comp's toasters, who bark like guerrilla commanders ordering a palace siege.… Read more »

Ladyman Viagra Opus

Lady Man, ostensibly, is the sleazier side of Raz Mesinai,better known for crossbreeding dub rhythms with traditional Middle Eastern folk music as Badawi and as one-half of early ‘90s NYC dub deconstructionists Sub Dub.… Read more »

Glen Washington Wanna Be Loved

Wanna Be Loved is an apt title for Washington's latest effort. The lovers rock crooner (and former Stevie Wonder drummer) has one of the genre's most distinctive voices, but has toiled in relative obscurity for the last quarter century.… Read more »

Various Artists King Jammy In Roots

"Dub plate inna session!", Johnny Osborne proclaims on the opening track, riding the ubiquitous Armagideon Time riddim into irie-ites territory.… Read more »

I-Wolf I-Wolf and Burdy Meet the Babylonians

I-Wolf and Burdy didnít just eat a canary, theyíve swallowed a whole avian dub dance party. Meet the Babylonians squawks like a chicken coop soundclash.… Read more »

Bill Laswell Version 2 Version-A Dub Transmission

Bassist/producer Bill Laswell’s fifth installment of Roir Dub Sessions continues his habit of interchangeable but penetratingly devious dub.… Read more »

The Royals Dubbing With The Royals

Jamaican singer, producer and bandleader Roy Cousins was active with his group The Royals from 1968 through 1979.… Read more »

Mr Vegas Pull Up

Jamaican singjay Mr. Vegas has been drastically underexposed in the American market until his breakout smash (and title track) on the Coolie Dance riddim, which spawned a summer of bangin' remixes (the Culo feat. Lil Jon included herein).… Read more »

Stereotyp Meets Al-Haca Phase Three

Austria's Stereotyp and Germany's Al-Haca Soundsystem have each fused dub and tech into a potent bass-heavy concoction on their debut albums My Sound and Inevitable, respectively.… Read more »

Steel Pulse African Holocaust

It's been seven years since Steel Pulse's last proper studio album, which rightfully garnered a Grammy nod, and 26 since their groundbreaking debut, which remains a critical highpoint.… Read more »

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