Saturday, March 13, 2021

The Dread Zone: March 15, 2021

The Shadowbrook Project – “Jamdown Shuffle” (single) Citizen K Productions – new release!!!

Leaf System – “Kasheed” (Northern Faction 4) Northern Faction 

Stephen Marley – “Jah’s Army” (Revelation)

Gentlemen’s Dub Club – “Last Chance” (Down the Earth) Easy Star Records - new release!!!

Lalo Schifrin – “Dragonfly” (Black Widow) CTI Records

Junius Paul – “The One Who Endures” (Ism) International Anthem Records

Mista Gode – “Insomnia” (single) Guspira Records – new release!!!

Sophia George – “Runnings Well Dread” (The Best of…) Trojan Records

Lady Wray – “Do it Again” (16 Queen Alone) Big Crown Records

Menahan Street Band – “Rainy Day Lady” (The Exciting Sounds of…) Daptone Records – new release!!!

Kool and the Gang – “Kool’s Back Again” (Kool and the Gang) 

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – “Together Again” (Ska Almighty) 

Bunny Wailer – “Rockers” (Rockers: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Island Records

Femi Kuti – “As We Struggle Everyday” (Stop the Hate) Partisan Records – new release!!!

African Head Charge – “Fullness” (Songs of Praise) On U Sound

Adrian Younge – “The Death March” (The American Negro) Linear Labs Records – new release!!!

Mavis Staples – “Eyes on the Prize” (We’ll Never Turn Back) Anti Records

Miles Davis – “Nothing Like You” (Sorcerer) Columbia Records

SAULT – “Little Boy” (Rise) Bandcamp

Pastor TL Barrett – “Nobody Knows” (Like a Ship) Light in the Attic Records

Burning Spear – “Hallelujah” (Calling Rastafari) 

Gary Bartz – “Day By Day” (Jazz is Dead 6) Jazz is Dead – new release!!!

Geoffrey Oryema – Jok Omyako Nyako” (Exile) RealWorld Records

Qaballah Steppers – “Last Exit” (Imaginatrix) Baraka Foundation Records

Mad Professor – “Solar System” (Evolution of Dub) Ariwa Records

Saturday, March 6, 2021

The Dread Zone: March 8, 2021

Bunny Wailer – “Dreamland/Blackheart Man” (Blackheart Man) Island Records

Black Uhuru – “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (Best of) 

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra – “Salvation Ska” (Ska Almighty) – new release!!!

Naggo Morris and Trinity - “Su Su Pon Rasta” (Joe Gibbs 12” Reggae Discomix Showcase) 17 N. Parade Records

Jimmy McGriff – “Funky Junk” (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records

J-Felix – “Mind Up” (Whole Again Hooligan) 

Gary Bartz – “Spiritual Ideation” (Jazz is Dead 6) Jazz is Dead – new release!!!

Sault – “You Know it Ain’t” (Rise) Bandcamp

Shabaka and the Ancestors – “Til Freedom Comes” (We are Sent by History) Impulse Records

Peaking Lights – “Birds of Paradise (Dub)” (936)

Adrian Younge – “Patriotic Portraits” (The American Negro) Linear Labs – new release!!!

Sidiku Buari - “It’s What’s Happening” (Disco Soccer)

Onipa – “Kukuru” (We No Be Machine) Strut Records

African Head Charge – “Ready You Ready” (Visions of Psychedelic Africa) On U Sound

Bunny Wailer – “Rule Dance Hall” (Rock and Groove) 

Makaya McCraven – “Flipped Out” (Universal Togetherness) International Anthem Records

Bill Laswell – “Land of Look Behind” (Dub Chamber 4) ROIR Records

Gentleman’s Dub Club – “Last Chance” – new release!!!

Menahan Street Band – “Cabin Fever” (The Exciting Sound of…) Daptone Records – new release!!!

Kalbata – “Tamera (feat. Tigris)” (Vanrock) Fortuna Records 

Spaza – “We’ve Got a Lot of Work to do” (Arize) 

Sugar Minott – “Hard Time Pressure” (Black Roots) 

Abase – “Fallen Statues” (Community: Jazz and Milk) Jazz and Milk Records

Thievery Corporation – “Tower Seven” (Culture of Fear) ESL Records

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Dread Zone: February 15, 2021

Sault – “The Beginning and the End” (Rise) Bandcamp

Wax Tailor – “Misery” (The Shadow of Their Suns) Lab’Oretoire Records – new release!!!

Miles Davis – “Electric Red” (Auroa) 

John Coltrane – “The Drum Thing” (Crescent) Impulse Records

York Wilborn’s Psychedelic Six – “Psychedelic Hot Pants” (True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax v 1) 

Exit 9 – “Miss Funky Fox” (Pulp Fusion

The Carey James – “September” (single) Pondemik Records – new release!!!

Sisa Me – “Tic Tac” (single) La Gorda Records – new release!!!

Raymoney G – “Evolution” (Building Beats Compilation v. 1) Building Beats – new release!!!

Bass Communion v. Muslimgauze – “Four” (Bass Communion v. Muslimgauze) 

Africali – “Walk Alone in a World Full of People” (single) Bandcamp

Crunch 22 – “Barumbi” (Paris DJs)

Nixon Omollo – “Who I am” (Good Vibes Return e.p.) Noah Music – new release!!!

Jamaicans – “Ba Ba Boom” (Treasure Isle Showcase) Heartbeat Records

Barrington Levy feat. Luei Lepki – “Quick Divorce” (Teach the Youth) 17 N. Parade Records

Israel Vibration – “Natty Dread” (Stamina)

Gatherers – “Words of My Mouth” (Words of My Mouth)

African Head Charge – “Mr. Whippy Does Djibouti” (Vision of a Psychedelic Africa) On U Sound

Carl Bradney – “Slipping Into Darkness” (Darker Than Blue: Soul From Jamdown 1973-80) Blood and Fire Records

Resonators – “Star in my Sky” (The Constant) Wah Wah 45

The Cannibals – “Hey Tonight” (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth-Disco 1980-84) Cultures of Soul Records

Adrian Younge – “The American Negro” (single) Linear Labs – new release!!!

Fela Kuti – “2000 Black Got to Be Free” (MCA)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The Dread Zone: January 25, 2021

Shabaka and the Ancestors – “Behold, the Deceiver” (We are Sent by History) Impulse Record
DJ Food – “The Aging Young Rebel” (Dubplate v. 2) Ninja Tune Records
PlayPlay – “Kovsky” (Various Artists: Building Beats Compilation v. 1) Self Release – new release!!!
Leftfield – “Release the Pressure” (Leftism) Columbia Records
Bomb the Bass – “Empire” (Clear) Columbia Records
Oneness of Juju – “Chant” (African Rhythms) Strut Records
Muslimgauze – “Smooth Prophet” (Classic Selections) BSI Records
Jon Moon – “Meditation” (Brighter Day) Yutman Records – new release!!!
Muchos Plus – “Nassau Disco” (Nassau Disco 12”) Strut Records – new release!!!
Rootz Radicals – “Groove On/Liberation Dub/Tok a di Town” (Live and Direct) Rootz Radicals Records – new release!!!
Freddie Hubbard – “Keep Your Soul Together” (Keep Your Soul Together) CTI Records
Wax Tailor – “Shining Underdog” (The Shadow of Their Suns) Lab Oritoire Records– new release!!!
Sault – “Sorry Ain’t Enough” (Black Is) self release
Shawn Lee – “Booya” (World of Funk) Ubiquity Records
The Dayton Sidewinders – “Slipping into Darkness” (Cold Heat) Now Again Records
Doug Carn, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Mohammod – “Lion Walk” (Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs – new release!!!
Protoje feat. Koffee – "Switch it Up" (RCA Records) - new release!!!
John Holt – “Happy Go Lucky Girl” (Can’t Get You Out of Mind) Heartbeat Records
Yabby You – “Beware” (Beware)
Harry Belafone – “Jamaica Farewell” (Greatest Hits)
Graham Haynes - "Revamp" (BPM) 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

The Dread Zone: January 11, 2021

Mavis Staples – “We Shall Not Be Moved” (We’ll Never Turn Back) Anti Records
Gregory Isaacs – “Storm” (Mr. Isaacs) Blood and Fire Records
Kamasi Washington – “Humility” (Harmony of Difference) Young Turks Records
DJ Drez – “Inner Vision” (Jahta Beat) Nectar Drop Record
Kashmere Stage Band – “Scorpio” (Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities V. 1 1968-74) Now Again Records
Lalo Schifrin – “Turning Point” (Black Widow) CTI Records
Cliff Beach – “Black Moses” (single) – new release!!!
Lee “Scratch” Perry – “Come Home Dub” (In Satan’s Dub at Bullwackies) ROIR Records
MachineDrum – “Star (A$AP remix)” (single) Ninja Tune Records – new release!!!
Pharaoh Sanders – “Ore Se Rere” (Elevation) 
The No-Maddz – “Wretched of the Earth” (Heaven on Earth)
Bill Laswell and DJ rob Swift – “Reanimation” (Altered Beats)
Sault – “Don’t Shoot, Guns Down/Bow” (Untitled) 
Burning Spear – “Together” (Our Music)
African Head Charge v. Professor Stretch – “Hot Pursuit” (Drums of Defiance) On-U Sound Records
Alpha and Omega – “Cry from Shanti Town” (Mystical Things) BSI Records
Little Dragon and Moses Sumney – “The Other Lover” (single) new release!!!
The Comet is Coming – “The Afterlife” (The Afterlife) Impulse Records
Organik Mechanix – “Candyland” (Organik Mechanix) Ion Records
Makaya McCraven – “RFJ 3” (Highly Rare) International Anthem Records
GTA Hoffman – “Levitate” (Broken Chords for Broken People) Jazz and Milk Records
Keleketla! – “Freedom Groove” (Remixes) Ninja Tune Records – new release!!!

Monday, January 4, 2021

The Dread Zone: January 4 2021

Disrupt – ‘Jah Red, Gold, Green” (Foundation Bit)

Junior Byles – “Curly Locks” (Words of my Mouth)

Keleketla! – “Shepard Song” (Remixes) Ninja Tune Records – new release!!!

Roots Radics – “Dedication to Gladies” (Live at Channel 1) Abraham Records

DJ Food – “The Crow (Dub)” (A Dubplate of DJ Food v. 2) Ninja Tune Records

Monophonics – “Foolish Love” (In Your Brain)

Up, Bustle, and Out – “The Caravan of Summer” (

Little Dragon and Moses Sumney - “the Other Lover” (single) – new release!!!

Bass Communion v Muslimgauze – “Four” (

Rob Mazurek Exploding Star Orchestra – “Galaxy 1000” (Dimensional Stardust) International Anthem/Nonesuch Records – new release!!!

Barrington Levy and Joe Gibbs – “Mine Yuh Mouth/Late Night Movie”

Lalo Schifrin – “Jaws” (Black Widow) CTI Records

Jamaican Jazz Orchestra – “Hold the Phone” (single) – Zephryus Records 

Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger - “The Creator Has a Master Plan” (Force Majure) 

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - “In the Buzzbag”

Infantry Rockers – “Revolucion Style” (Boombala)

Dennis Brown – “Lately Girl” (Wolfs and Leopards) 

Michael Kiwanuka – “Black Man in a White World” (Love and Hate)

Abase – “Fallen Statues” (Various Artists: Community – 15 Years of Jazz and Milk) Jazz and Milk Records – new release!!!

The Congos – “Lion in the Jungle” (Give Them the Rights)

Bill Laswell – “Cybotron” (Dub Chamber 3) ROIR Records

Toshinori Kondo/Bill Laswell/Eraldo Bernocci – “Called” (Charged)

Saturday, December 26, 2020

The Dread Zone - December 28, 2020

Freddie McGregor – “Get Serious” (Big Ship) Greensleeves Records

Dennis Brown – “Love Me Always” (Visions of Dennis Brown) 15 Parade

Keleketla! – “5&1” (Remixes) Ninja Tune Records – new release!!!

Afrosonics – “Mosiac” (People, Meet Your People)

Almamegreta – “Sainkho’s Blues” (4/4) Sony Music

DJ Spooky – “Holographic Dub” (Songs of a Dead Dreamer) Asphodel Records

Differenz – “Mind Movement” (Abstrakt Workshop) Shadow Records

Wax Tailor – “Misery feat. Rosemary Standley” (single) Labor’otoire Records – new release!!!

Doug Carn – “Dimensions” (Jazz is Dead 5) Linear Labs Records – new release!!!

Sun Ra Arkestra – “Blue Intensity” (Nuclear War)

GTA Hoffman – “Levitate” (Broken Chords for Broken People) Jazz and Milk Records

Israel Vibration – “Flood Water” (Stamina) 

Gregory Isaacs – “Since the Other Day” (Lonely Lover)

Dezron Douglas and Brandee Younger – “The Creator Has a Master Plan” (Force Majoure) International Anthem – new release!!!

Little Dragon and Moses Sumney – “The Other Lover” (single) – new release!!!

Leifur James – “Wise Old Man” (Angels in Disguise) Nightime Stories Records

Little Lizard – “Chrome” (Earthlings) Guilt Riddin Pop Records – new release!!!

“I’m Going to Keep on Loving You” (Various Artists: An Alternate History of…) Numero Group Records

Roy Porter Sound Machine – “Out on the Town Tonight” (The Story of…)

William Parker – “Holiday for Hypocrites” (Compassion Seizes Bed Stuy)

Cliff Beach – “Black Moses” (single) California Soul Music -  new release!

Sounds of Liberation - "New Horizon 1" (Unreleased) Dogtown Records