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Reggae / World

Splinter Group Blowing Down Blue Sky

While I'm about as technologically masterful as a toddler with a push toy' embrace, and am schooled in, theories of improvisation and experimentation.… Read more »

Babylon is Ours The USA in Dub

Dub is clearly on the rise in the US, as Babylon Is Ours quickly shows. Check the differing use of frequency range, mixing techniques and instrumentation, as each artist's vision of dub covers quite a broad spectrum.… Read more »

Ghetto Priest Vulture Culture

On.U posse front man and brooding lyricist Ghetto Priest lets forth on this deep debut, pairing his dark lyrics and soulful delivery with Adrian Sherwood's swirling production.… Read more »

Augustus Pablo Pablo In Fine Style

It seems like there will always be "unreleased," "rare" and "undiscovered" Augustus Pablo tracks to release, and it's easy to believe that Pablo In A Fine Style is just more of the same.… Read more »

Burnt Friedman & The New Dub Players Can't Cool

From the opening moments of Can't Cool, Berlin-based Burnt Friedman's fourth long-player, you can sense that he's broadened his horizons even further and that the album is going to be funky as shit.… Read more »

Krazy Knockout

Krazy scores a victory over Knockout with a melodic whistle and tricky break, leaving Knockout cold and chaotic.… Read more »

Various Artists King Jammy's The Rhythm King: 18 Dancehall Classics

King Jammy emerged from King Tubby's tutelage to become the most popular (and prolific) producer of the '80s in Jamaica, largely due to his innovative Casio-fueled style.… Read more »

Dennis Brown The Promised Land 1977-1979

Like nearly all Dennis Brown albums, The Promised Land has a mix of great tunes and filler tracks: in general this is an above-average to very good collection.… Read more »

Luciano Serve Jah

Now out of the voice of the one called Luciano comes a musical thing all courtesy of Black Scorpio studio. This anticipated release from the Manchester Messenjah is pure classic.… Read more »

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