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Earl Rodney Friends and Countrymen

Billed as the first solo album from a steel pan player, this vintage nugget from ’73 is probably better described as Trinidadian rare groove.… Read more »

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Johnny Osbourne Truths and Rights Deluxe Edition

One of the great things about reggae’s continual riddim recycling is that it gives new life to vintage material.… Read more »

Ragga Twins Ragga Twins Step Out

Blood brothers and mic partners Flinty Badman and Demon Rockers carved their dancehall toasting niche in British dance music years before drum & bass dons Dynamite MC and General Levy patented the style.… Read more »

Spam All-Stars Introducing: Spam All-Stars

Miami’s Spam All-Stars need no introduction for anyone into the Afro-Latin fusion scene.… Read more »

Fenin Been Through

Having been on the Shitkatapult wagon since the beginning, Fenin sits among the ranks as one of the original dub-techno production gurus.… Read more »

Various Artists Reggae Gold 2008

Highlighting a general trend in reggae over the years, this staple collection has become predominantly dancehall- and hip-hop-driven.… Read more »

Various Artists Every Mouth Must Be Fed: 1973-1976

As every true reggae aficionado knows, the early-to-mid ’70s were a magical time for the genre. The rockers style was at its peak, and analog fullness hadn’t yet been overtaken by digital minimalism.… Read more »

Sonantes Sonantes

Brazilian singer CeU caught many an ear with her debut album last year, so it makes sense that her name's getting the most attention on this project.… Read more »

Las Malas Amistades Patio Bonito

If this album sounds haphazard, there's a reason for that: The Colombian art students that meet to play music together as Las Malas Amistades make up their music at those sessions, using a charity-shop synth, a grab bag of percussion, and a few other… Read more »

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Karl Hector + The Malcouns Sahara Swing

It would be glib–yet not inaccurate–to dub Sahara Swing an exercise in Fela-Can synthesis, and be done with it.… Read more »

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