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Al Wootton - Wyre (12")Al Wootton - Wyre (12")
Al Wootton - Wyre (12")Trule
The third and final part of a trilogy of EPs from Al Wootton of deep, textural, off kilter techno, influenced by the forest. Sparse, rolling, minimal percussive tracks, dubbed out and primed for soundsystems.
The Missing Brazilians - Warzone (Clear Vinyl LP+DL)The Missing Brazilians - Warzone (Clear Vinyl LP+DL)
The Missing Brazilians - Warzone (Clear Vinyl LP+DL)On-U Sound
Another Science Fiction Dancehall Classic! Originally released in 1984, this is one of the most envelope-pushing records on the On-U Sound label: a rhythmic collision of noise, dub and electronics. Adrian Sherwood pushed the possibilities of the studio to the limit, capturing dystopian mid-80s cold war menace with layers of spatially-disorientating percussion, alien keyboard sounds and teeth-rattling distortion. Features vocal contributions from Shara Nelson (Massive Attack) and Annie Anxiety (Crass Records).
Jeb Loy Nichols - The United States Of The Broken Hearted (LP+DL)Jeb Loy Nichols - The United States Of The Broken Hearted (LP+DL)
Jeb Loy Nichols - The United States Of The Broken Hearted (LP+DL)On-U Sound

On-U Sound are proud to present a new album from longtime friend and associate of the label, Jeb Loy Nichols. Produced by Adrian Sherwood, with careful arrangements framing twelve beautiful, acoustic-based songs. The album features contributions from the likes of Martin Duffy (Primal Scream/Felt) and Ivan “Celloman” Hussey, fresh from his work on the massively acclaimed duo of Horace Andy albums, Midnight Rocker and Midnight Scorchers, both of which featured songwriting contributions from Jeb Loy.

Jeb Loy comments: "The United States Of The Broken Hearted has been forty years in the making. I’ve known Adrian, and considered him one of my closest friends, for that long. During that time we’ve spent more hours listening, and talking about, music than anything else. Reggae, Country, Folk, Jazz, Soul; it’s been the backdrop to our friendship. Adrian introduced me to some of my favourite music; Count Ossie, Culture, Harry Beckett, Mulatu Astatke. Through the years we’ve listened to Sun Ra, Lee Perry, Ornette Coleman, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie. A couple years ago, on a visit to Adrian, I mentioned Gram Parsons’s concept of ‘American Cosmic Music’, the melting mix of musical genres that constitutes a uniquely American sound. We talked about recording a record that incorporated all the influences I’d gathered, from Bluegrass to Jazz to Reggae to Soul. The United States Of The Broken Hearted is that record. We wanted to include Folk (Deportees), Country (Satisfied Mind), protest songs (I Hate The Capitalist System), and songs of my own that bore the marks of those that had gone before. I sang the songs and played guitar; Adrian brought in friends and fellow travellers to finish them. It’s all there, Soul, Jazz, Country, Folk; and underlying everything, Adrian’s Reggae infused production.”

Adrian Sherwood adds: “This is Jeb’s ‘Great American Songbook’, he’s become such a great singer and songwriter over the years. This is a beautiful piece of work reminiscent of our mutual love for the Miracle album I made with Bim Sherman. I’m really proud of this record and it’s a fitting follow-up to Long Time Traveller.” 

Feel Free Hi Fi - Dragon Dance (12")Feel Free Hi Fi - Dragon Dance (12")
Feel Free Hi Fi - Dragon Dance (12")Digital Sting

Dragon Dance is the third release by Twin Cities Sound System duo, Feel Free Hi Fi following the Prophet Noir EP and a split 12” with Kingston's Equiknoxx in 2021. Dragon Dance's instrumentals pick up where Prophet Noir left off. The dark dystopian industrialism of Prophet Noir remains present in Dragon Dance but in lieu of a dancehall influenced approach, Dragon Dance leans into the duo's love of foundation UK steppers and dub history. The blend of deep and subtle textures create tracks that are both heavy and minimal. Dragon Dance is another glimpse into Feel Free Hi Fi's uneasily defined musical vision.
The records come in double sided silkscreen printed DJ jackets, with Obi Strip style stickers and hand stamped white labels created and printed by Digital Sting.

Created and Produced by S. Reed and D. Maxwell at Digital Sting HQ
Mastered by Alec Ness and Greg Reierson
Artwork by S. Reed

Duppy Gun Meets Feel Free Hi (12")Duppy Gun Meets Feel Free Hi (12")
Duppy Gun Meets Feel Free Hi (12")Digital Sting

Spanish Town, Jamaica's Duppy Gun collective doesn’t need much of an introduction for what is now a decade-long run of creating some of the world’s most forward music. The Twin Cities based duo, Feel Free Hi Fi first connected with foundation member, mentor and leader I Jabhar through U.S. underground artists Cam Stallones and M. Geddas Gengras. This eventually culminated in the production of two medley vocal tracks with accompanying instrumental versions presented here. Featuring I Jahbar along with Tokeeno and King G, these vocals paired with Feel Free's industrial tinged rhythms generate what is possibly the most heavy tracks in Duppy Gun's discography. These tracks are well suited for a full rinsing in any international DJ set inclined towards propulsive dark bass music. Digital Sting is honored to release this collaboration with Duppy Gun having been long inspired by the collective’s prolific collection of records and tapes released on Bristol’s excellent label, Bokeh Versions. 
The records come in double sided silkscreen printed DJ jackets, with Obi Strip style stickers and hand stamped white labels created and printed by Digital Sting.
Created and Produced by S. Reed and D. Maxwell at Digital Sting HQ
Lyrics and Vocals by I Jahbar, King Geineous and Tokeeno
Vocals recorded by I Jahbar at Duppy Gun/Roolings Studio Spanish Town JA.
Mastered by Alec Ness and Greg Reierson
Artwork by S. Reed and C. Stallones

Noda & Wolfers - Tascam Space Season (LP)
Noda & Wolfers - Tascam Space Season (LP)L.I.E.S.
merch video community Tascam Space Season by Noda & Wolfers Share / Embed You own this supported by mackadub thumbnail mackadub I´m in love with this album! :) I can only recommend to give it a try!! Favorite track: スーパーナチュラル・ミキシング・デスク Supernatural Mixing Desk. Elastico solido thumbnail Elastico solido Best soundtrack for the upcoming season Favorite track: 奇妙な秋 Strange Autumn. Lord Dubious thumbnail Lord Dubious Proper 21st century rockers-like dubwise. Refreshingly lofi with no absence of heaviness. Favorite track: ダブの原型 Archetypes in Dub. more... JT thumbnail emjaycee thumbnail high_peak_drifter thumbnail Lowmo thumbnail cooling_the_medium thumbnail deeplhouzz thumbnail draygun thumbnail Con Man thumbnail Anton Nordström thumbnail Raffer7 thumbnail dʒay thumbnail bnips thumbnail renhop thumbnail stevietink thumbnail 謙太郎 金田 thumbnail davidedel thumbnail james1208 thumbnail Glen Cutwerk thumbnail Ron Ron Jones thumbnail Susannarrr thumbnail Scott Rutherford thumbnail riccardo ramello thumbnail jns.kln thumbnail Rol[s]an thumbnail from a height thumbnail Sebastian B thumbnail Ken Hidaka thumbnail GARY WARNER thumbnail Lost in Stars thumbnail Kool Hersh thumbnail Happy Folks Together thumbnail seth ogden thumbnail Pete Morrish thumbnail Jeffrey Wentworth Stevens thumbnail mummdad thumbnail Owen Knowles thumbnail D O G B I T E S V R thumbnail jbhood1487 thumbnail The Abominable Slowman thumbnail Silent Season thumbnail Toblermone thumbnail HARKO™ thumbnail aairplane77 thumbnail Jeff Stanfield thumbnail Jazzmond Farquhar thumbnail Atom Jetsam thumbnail jchiverton thumbnail Keefism thumbnail rtype thumbnail crippled_lucifer thumbnail Guillaume Lafrance thumbnail ‎‎​‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎‏‏‎ ‎ thumbnail Dapej thumbnail kyril garcia thumbnail yex_x thumbnail ktz thumbnail sim0n. thumbnail Kevin1976 thumbnail 87477741 thumbnail mikeliss thumbnail more... エコーの儚き目的 The Transient Purpose of Echo 02:37 / 03:36 Digital Album Streaming + Download Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app. You own this Send as Gift 1. スーパーナチュラル・ミキシング・デスク Supernatural Mixing Desk 05:47 2. エコーの儚き目的 The Transient Purpose of Echo 03:36 buy track 3. 現実とは反対に In Opposite Reality 05:12 4. 奇妙な秋 Strange Autumn 04:22 5. 未知なるもののラジカルな形態 Radical Forms of the Unknown 05:43 6. ダブの原型 Archetypes in Dub 05:20 7. ブロークン・ドリーム・テープ・サチュレーション Broken Dream Tape Saturation 04:30 about Something special on Nightwind records: Last December Danny Wolfers met up with Japansese digital dub legend Taka Noda aka Mystica Tribe to produce this Far East style heavy digital dub album. Custom made lo-fi oozing echo effects transform synthesizers and drummachines into a comforting mist of arcane sludge, laced with Taka Noda's enchanting melodica playing.
V.A. - Roots From The Record Smith (LP)
V.A. - Roots From The Record Smith (LP)Digikiller Records
"Ivan 'Lloydie Slim' Smith is one of the unsung movers and shakers of 1970s reggae. Slim worked for a time as both in-studio producer & record promoter for Bunny Lee and Channel 1, the two biggest and most significant producers of the 1970s. At the same time, he quietly built his own catalog and released a relatively small but very high quality-barrage of his own productions. These were released across many different labels, both his own and some belonging to his friends and collaborators. Slim moved to New York at the end of the '70s, and continued producing into the 1990s. We have issued some of his work before, but now we present the first ever compilation of Slim's work, featuring his most classic tunes, all taken from master tapes for proper sound, and in a lovely two-sided hand silkscreened jacket. Watch this site, because there's much more to come, released & unreleased, from the Record Smith himself!"
Patrick Andy - Living In Mount Zion (LP)Patrick Andy - Living In Mount Zion (LP)
Patrick Andy - Living In Mount Zion (LP)Pressure Sounds
From "Pressure Sounds", a prestigious label known for its archival reissues of precious and high-quality reggae/dub sound sources, a collection of treasured recordings by his beloved disciple Patrick Andy, produced by Yabby Yu, has appeared. The work is based on an unreleased treasured tape compiled by Vivian Yabby Yu Jackson, The Best Of Patrick Andy. This treasured tape contains three previously unreleased tracks, one previously unreleased dub, and stereo mixes of several singles previously only available in mono. "Living In Mount Zion" and "You Don't Want Me" were only monaural on previous 7-inch releases, but this album is completely stereo, featuring Yabby You's unique horn and rhythm track panning. He also showed a production trick to switch left and right. A precious collection of treasured sound sources created by an encounter between a wonderful singer and a legendary producer.
Deadbeat - Things Fall Apart (10")
Deadbeat - Things Fall Apart (10")Newdubhall
After releasing Undefined, Kazufumi Kodama and Babe Roots, the 4th release from a Japanese experimental dub label newdubhall welcomes the ever-evolving pioneer of minimal dub and dub techno Deadbeat, a solo project of Scott Monteith hailing from Canada. Side A 'Things Fall Apart' will feature a beatless dub ambient which shares a perspective of free jazz and 'Adieu Chez Cherie,’ an absolute knockdown four on the floor dub techno on the flip side. Though simple, both sides are layered with complexity, let yourself experience the profundity of newdubhall with this masterpiece.
Bukkha Meets Super Hi-Fi (12")Bukkha Meets Super Hi-Fi (12")
Bukkha Meets Super Hi-Fi (12")Dub-Stuy Records
Long time Dub-Stuy affiliated producer Bukkha returns to the label with a brand new collaboration with Brooklyn-based five-piece Super Hi-Fi. Formed in 2010 and led by Ezra Gale, Super Hi-Fi mixes jazz-inflected trombone harmonies with the rhythmic elements of dub, funk and afrobeat. Bukkha has been mashing up classic dub sounds with innovative bass-heavy production for more than a decade, with recent releases on Infernal Sounds, System Music and Innamind Recordings. The two came together with a mission: combine live instrumentation and analog sounds with modern digital production tailored for sound systems... a concept that was a perfect fit for Dub-Stuy! Across four instrumental tracks, each with their own dub version, Super Hi-Fi’s dueling trombone harmonies contrast with Bukkha’s heavyweight steppers production. Tracks such as “Dub Sound and Power” and “The Most High'' deliver a sound both ominous and sharp that highlights the brawny power of Super-Hifi mixed with the 10-ton weight of Bukkha’s bass lines. On the other hand, “Like a Vershun'' and “Yuh No Ready for Dis“ showcase a jazz sensibility reminiscent of Don Drummond and Rico Rodriguez. To help with mixing duty and to craft dub versions for each track, the pair called upon veteran producer McPullish. Equipped with an analog mixing console and an arcane combination of outboard gear, the Texas-based engineer adds another layer of depth through analog textures and haunting dub effects, bringing the intensity of the record to new heights. “Bukkha Meets Super Hi-Fi” is a powerful display of musicianship, heavyweight production and live dubbing in the tradition of Lee Perry and King Tubby. Play these dubs on a proper sound and you’ll see what we mean…
The Oaken Chariot - Biznes Time (LP)The Oaken Chariot - Biznes Time (LP)
The Oaken Chariot - Biznes Time (LP)Gost Zvuk
What is the sound of the Russian dub? There is a storied history of attempts to adapt roots music to Russian soil, but most of them can be attributed to reggae (the so-called ‘northern’ variety) rather than dub. Gost has a history with the town of Smolensk. It’s home to Gamayun, whose great album Filterealism was released on our label last year. Now Anton, one of Gamayun’s members, presents his new duo Dubovaya Kolesnitsa (The Oaken Chariot). In his words, it has no connection to his other band at all and is an attempt to go back to the roots of a genre that doesn’t truly exist. The Russian word for oak, ‘dub,’ looks exactly like the genre, and the chariot emerged from the name for the group’s jams – ‘telega’ – which can be translated as a cart. All the music here is the result of live improvisations: no samples, just instruments (notably Vasiliy Shilov's bass). These recordings have been slightly edited, and even the almost indecipherable texts are freestyle. There’s no place for real riddims in Russian dub: sometimes this record sounds like something akin to dub variations on underground Russian hip hop (and we mean that in the best possible way). We should also remember that dub and reggae (and hip hop as well) all started as the voice of people. The voice of those who are always in the minority and try not to be silent. The most prominent dub producers and reggae performers were against hierarchy, imperialism, and colonialism — and their music was born out of the desire to protest against it. As Anton puts it, Oaken Chariot, the “Russian mutation of dub,” is an attempt of voicing the concern. And he links this attempt to a historic Russian tradition of Foolishness for Christ, also known as yurodstvo. The “fool” in question is not naïve at all; he’s trying to seem lunatic on purpose. For Anton, the music of Oaken Chariot is a rebellion with a cut-off tongue. Here, illegible speech, full of inarticulate sounds, is a sign of the inability of the statement. But this inability represents a statement itself that is inevitable. Yet, the music of Oaken Chariot is genuinely fun, free, and mesmerizing (like the happenings of holy “fools”), but we could also approach it more conceptually. Theoretician Michael E. Veal describes dub as a ‘postsong’, taking the form of “linguistic, formal and symbolic indeterminacy.” The duo’s faintly eerie compositions call back to the notion of musical hauntology. There is an attempt, without any direct references, to reconstruct the feeling of something that was never there at all. A little nostalgic and very forward-thinking at the same time, the music of Oaken Chariot is best described in its own words. In the opening track, a voice can be heard saying “eto delo v lob,” which means something like “it’s a straight-on thing.” This is very direct, almost in the vein of folk music. This is a great – and, it must be said, successful – experiment in searching for the soul of Russian dub. Simple as that.
Sharon Forrester - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (12")
Sharon Forrester - Love Don't Live Here Anymore (12")Freestyle Records
Freestyle Records re-issue a Lovers Rock / Reggae beauty by Sharon Forrester; a cover version of Rose Royce's classic 'Love Don't Live Here Anymore' from 1979.

V.A. - For The Love Of You, Vol 2.1 (CD)
V.A. - For The Love Of You, Vol 2.1 (CD)Athens Of The North

We enjoyed comping Volume one so much and had such a positive response, we went right onto producing For the Love Of You Volume 2. 

Having bumped this in the car for months I can assure you Sam's selection here probably betters the first. Again it is strictly soul covers featuring interpretations of Grover Washington Jr., Midnight Star, Meli'sa Morgan and Simply Red and loads more. 

Its been great working with Sam brining attention to such a wonderful UK music scene and we both would like to thank all the artists and producers who went the extra mile to make this happen… 

…The end of 2021 just got a bit sweeter.

Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Transparent Orange Vinyl LP+DL)Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Transparent Orange Vinyl LP+DL)
Horace Andy - Midnight Scorchers (Transparent Orange Vinyl LP+DL)On-U Sound

Music is wonderful because it can inspire people. You can't do that with flimsy music. Put your heart and soul into it, and you'll be able to make something that comes right out of the speakers. And if you feel exhilarated then you've accomplished something - Adrian Sherwood
A legendary singer who became loved by reggae fans all over the world with numerous masterpieces such as "Skylarking" and "Money Money" produced in the 70's and 80's on labels such as "Studio One" and "Wackies". , Horace Andy. Since the 90s, he has shocked the non-reggae scene by participating in Massive Attack's work, participating in all of their studio albums, and has been active as a main member who always supports their tours. It continues to captivate music fans. "Midnight Rocker" released from by Adrian Sherwood as a producer was accepted by the media and fans as a new Horace Andy masterpiece. It has been revealed that the edition "Midnight Scorchers" will be released on September 16th.

Jackie Mittoo - Ayatollah (12")
Jackie Mittoo - Ayatollah (12")Basic Replay
Ayatollah is an apocalyptic record, full of dread - dubwise and deep from the first chords of Jackie Mittoo's interstellar keys, over classic Wackies-style steppers drum and bass - with a dream-like atmosphere in which pain and sufferation are swirled together with devotional mystery and redemption. Originally released on the Nefertiti label, like Rocking Universally this is from the early eighties (and the B-side here is another essential, extended version of that rhythm - dancefloor murder), when Jackie Mittoo was between New York and Toronto. Such a killer.
Babe Roots - Babe Roots (LP)
Babe Roots - Babe Roots (LP)Linear Movement
First Babe Roots album perfectly executed. This is the perfect balance between dub structures and reggae rhythms. Album composed and produced by Babe Roots in Berlin (DE) and Turin (IT) between 2013 and 2016. Mastered by Mathieu Berthet at Berthet Mastering Paris. Artwork by Miranda. 12" 180gr black vinyl.
V.A. - Sounds From The Well Collection 2 (LP)V.A. - Sounds From The Well Collection 2 (LP)
V.A. - Sounds From The Well Collection 2 (LP)Khaliphonic

It’s been five years since Khaliphonic #8, the various artists collection, “Sounds From The Well: Collection One.” Eight releases later we’re finally able to bring you Khaliphonic 16, “Sounds from the Well: Collection Two,” a next set of outer dubwise from across the diaspora of bass-heavy sound system music. While Collection One focused on a kind of Mediterranean and Near-Eastern dubwise topography, Collection Two explores psychological and emotional spaces instead, with a focus on experimentation and a mood that is decidedly deep and dark.

Titus 12 & MTF open the set with the “Koyla Rhythm,” heavy half-time atmospheric moves underpinned by serious bassweight.

J:Kenzo’s “Kotale” is a neck-snapping nod to the glory days of old school dub-hop with big drums and an even bigger 2-note b-line.

Undefined deliver mesmerising organic 140 dub techno in fine style with “Signal,” demonstrating once again why they are unrivaled in the experimental dub arena.

No one sounds like Gulls, and his hardware-centric approach to production and hands-on-desk mixing shine on the emotional “Immolation.”

As big fans of Lakker and his Bedouin Trax releases, we’re thrilled to have Eomac, opening the B-side with “Wildfire,” a genreless beast made of hard drums, swirling spectral flutes, and dark distortion.

Pugilist & Mystik come with “Arbitrary,” a shimmering orb of opalescent dub-techno refracting light from inner and outer realms that almost sounds alive.

Though touchstones such as Jah Tubbys or African Headcharge might provide a reference, Marcus Anbessa’s soundworld is his own, and “Piros Tribe” is a deep roots missive from the ancients.

Five-piece dub band Systemwide emerge from a long silence with “Warrior,” a piano and analogue synth bass-led behemoth recorded live in the studio and mixed by the one Alter Echo.

Al Cisneros of Sleep and Om fame closes the set with his inimitable approach to heavy, meditative roots dub with the low-slung “High Concentrate.”

Soundcloud clips always recorded straight from the vinyl with flat EQ so you know what you're getting.

Releasing mid-October 2022. Vinyl only, no digital. Limited to 650 copies. Art & design by Polygon Press.

Chancha Via Circuito Rio Arriba (2LP)
Chancha Via Circuito Rio Arriba (2LP)ZZK RECORDS
Rio Arriba is the sophomore album from Chancha Via Circuito, who molds local South American rhythms into global artistry. Rio Arriba bubbles up from the Andes like percussive lava, seething as it is soothing. Layers of drums play out like water and earth battling heat - heat brought by Chancha Via Circuito. Chancha has forged a path from his town outside the urban sprawl of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina up across the border with Bolivia and into the Northern hemisphere where he's bringing new fans to native drum traditions. In his first release, Rodante, Chancha took cumbia into uncharted territory retrofitting the Latin rhythm for a worldly audience. With Rio Arriba, South American folklore takes the reins and, under Chancha’s steady hand, obscure backwoods rhythms take on a top shelf lifestyle as folklore hits the club. Cumbia made Chancha’s first album Rodante a stand out, Rio Arriba takes his sound primal, rooted in rhythm, but worldwide in scope. With recent remixes of The Ruby Suns (Sub Pop) and Gotan Project (Ya Basta/XL Recordings), Chancha proves his production can cross continents and pollinate. Rio Arriba annihilates the obvious - it's a fresh breeze from the city of good air flooding the urban habitat, sending you dancing upstream.
Spoon - Lucifer On The Moon (LP)Spoon - Lucifer On The Moon (LP)
Spoon - Lucifer On The Moon (LP)Matador Records

Lucifer on the Moon is the anti-gravity companion to Spoon’s Lucifer on the Sofa. A top-to-bottom rework of the Austin band's tenth album, it was created by On-U Sound founder and UK dub icon, Adrian Sherwood.

Moon first took shape as a few heady remixes for the singles from Lucifer on the Sofa. Frontman Britt Daniel offered Sherwood two suggestions: “Avoid things that would not be possible on tape” and “Add whatever you want to add, the less modern the better.” The collaboration shouldn't come as a surprise: dub-inspired production is wound through Spoon’s classic tracks, from "Finer Feelings" to "Inside Out." Sherwood is a proven collaborator whose resume includes partnerships with seminal artists like The Fall, Jah Wobble, and Mark Stewart. The initial results pleased both parties and Sherwood was invited to work on additional songs. And then a few more. “I got into the melody and the thoughts it evoked in me,” the producer explains. “It just evolved and we eventually found ourselves with a whole album.”

Moon flips Lucifer on the Sofa’s rhythm tracks inside-out, and often rebuilds them wholesale. Sherwood supplied extensive additional instrumentation via On-U’s extended family of session players, including bassist Doug Wimbish and drummer Keith LeBlanc (both of whom performed in Sugarhill Records’ early ’80s in-house rhythm section). He dug deep into the album’s multi-tracks, surfacing forgotten details and elements not present in the final album mixes. The result airlifts Spoon’s trademark melodies into lush alien terrain, replete with vibrant echo and rumbling low-end. “It wasn’t just a thing where you pick apart this and that and you stay on the grid and you add a delay,” explains Daniel. “He added so much more instrumentation to the tracks that they became different completely versions of the songs. Not just remixes, but companion pieces. A ‘Part II.’” 

Rico - Man From Wareika (LP)
Rico - Man From Wareika (LP)Klimt Records
Man from Wareika was the first album recording for Rico Rodriguez led by his own artistic imagination, not to mention the only roots reggae album to be released on Blue Note Records in the USA. After 15 years Rodriguez returned for the first time to Jamaica. He had left the country in 1961 when he was already heavily involved in creating the then new ska sound. In 1976 he added something new to reggae music. The nine self-composed tracks on the album offer intense Jamaican rhythms with seriously horn lines more linked to the jazz heritage. The trombonist album was released on Island Records in 1976 for the UK market and soon labeled as a revolutionary step forward.
Ernest Ranglin - Be What You Want Be (LP)
Ernest Ranglin - Be What You Want Be (LP)Emotional Rescue

Emotional Rescue is delighted to reissue for the first time, the legendary Ernest Ranglin teaming up with Noel Williams aka King Sporty, on this 1983 meeting of reggae guitar legend and Miami disco boogie don that resulted in this highly sought after 6 track mini-LP.

A defining guitarist and composer in the development of Jamaican music, Ranglin leads little introduction. In a career spanning over 50 years, he was involved in the move from mento and calypso to ska and on to reggae, playing on the groundbreaking recording of My Boy Lollipop itself, before going on to work with the likes of the Skatalies, Prince Buster, Jimmy Cliff and Bob Marley.

Born in 1932 in Manchester, West Jamaica before moving to Kingston, Ranglin’s self-taught chordal and rhythmic approach blended jazz, mento and reggae with percussive guitar solos. On moving to Florida in 1982, he teamed up with scene king, Williams to present ‘a new style’, mixing the bass heavy boogie disco the producer was famous for with Ranglin’s unique playing.

Featuring a who’s who of the Miami scene including Bobby Caldwell, Timmy Thomas, Betty Wright and Williams himself, the rearranged order starts here with Soft Touch. A retake of Thomas’ TK Disco (and Cosmic) classic Africano, before a skanking remake of the William’s standard, Keep On Dancing and title bomber Be What You Want Be, crown the match of reggae and vocal disco. Also, included is a beautiful take on Anthony Hester’s R&B classic, In The Rain, while the record closes with the choice Papa “Doo” and jammer Why Not. 

Pole - Fading (2LP+DL)
Pole - Fading (2LP+DL)Mute

Pole is the project of ground-breaking electronic musician Stefan Betke. The new album Fading is the first since 2015’s Wald. As with every new Pole record, it’s part of a continued forward trajectory but it also connects to a pre-existing sonic framework. “Every Pole record connects to recordings that I've made before,” Betke says, “in order to stay in this kind of vertical development. The ideas from 1, 2, 3 [his groundbreaking first three albums] up to now are connected. I keep the interesting elements, languages and vocabulary that I designed and add new elements.” Fading follows the physical released on Mute of remastered versions of his iconic albums 1, 2, 3 to much acclaim.

The Three Lives - Across & Beyond (12")
The Three Lives - Across & Beyond (12")Full Dose
" The Three Lives return with Across & Beyond, a 5 track EP taking their digi-dub explorations to unexpected dimensions. "
V.A. - For The Love Of You (2LP)
V.A. - For The Love Of You (2LP)Athens Of The North

Featuring amazing covers of tracks by artists such as Leon Ware, Mtume, Archie Bell, The Gap Band, Lowrell, Prince, Starvue, Bobby Caldwell & The Isley Brothers, there is not a filler in site, essentials all the way.

The project has taken almost 2 years with the help of many musicians, singers and producers from the scene. A special shout out goes to Peter 'Honeyvoice' Hunnigale for going the extra mile and doing many introductions.

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