Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Dread Zone: June 14, 2021

Cultural Roots – “Love Feeling” (Hell a Go Pop) Greensleeves Records

Joao Donato – “Sue Beleza e Beleza” (Jazz Is Dead 7) Jazz Is Dead – new release!!!

Mndsgn – “Rare Pleasure 3” (Rare Pleasure) Stones Throw Records – new release!!!

Bunny Wailer – “Bide Up” (Blackheart Man) Island Records

Black Roots – “Nothing in the Larder” (single) Nubian Records – new release!!!

Alborosie and Wailing Souls – “Life to Live” (For the Culture) VP Records – new release!!!

Coleman Hawkins – “Almost Dawn” (The Hawk Swings)

Alias – “Full Circle Blues” (Muted) Anticon Records

Chip Wickam – “Rebel No. 23” (single) Wah Wah 45

Kamasi Washington – “Rhythm Changes” (Epic) Brainfeeder Records

Moses Boyd – “Paralax” (Time and Space) Bandcamp

Noah Howard – “Creole Girl” (Live in Europe V. 1) 

Sons of Kemet – “Throughout the Madness, Stay Strong” (Black to the Future) Impulse Records – live!!!

Techno Animal – “Hypertension” (Brotherhood of the Bomb) Matador Records

Michael Prophet – “Love and Unity” (Gunman/Righteous are the Conqueror) Greensleeves Records

Alpha and Omega – “Crying Dub” (Songs from the Mountain) 

Jungle – “Talk About It” (single) XL Recordings – new release!!!

Rudy Norman – “Back to the Streets” (Flying Mojito Bros Dub Remix) – new release!!!

Doug Carn – “Jihad” (Revelation) Black Jazz Records

Jamie Branch – “23 n Me: Jupiter Redux” (Fly or Die Live) International Anthem Records – new release!!!

Mikey Dread – “Break Down the Walls” (WW3) Greensleeves

Culture – “Calling Rastafari” (Two Sevens Clash) 

Burning Spear – “Follow Marcus Garvey” (Hail H.I.M.) 

Donald Byrd – “Love’s So Far Away” (Pulp Fusion)

David Axelrod – “The Shadow Knows” (David Axelrod) Mo Wax Records

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The Dread Zone: May 31, 2021

DJ Spooky – “Lingua Ex Machina” (Celestial Mix) Thirsty Ear

Meat Beat Manifesto – “Travelogue” (Celestial Mix) Thirsty Ear

Moses Boyd – “Creepin’ with Max” (Tribute to our Fathers) Bandcamp

Pan Sonic – “Vapina” [background music during back-announce] (Kulma) Mute

Dean Frasier – “Flat Bridge” (single) Tad’s Records – new release!!!

Alborosie and Collie Budzz – “Ginal” (single) – new release!!!

Phonosonics – “Beautiful Things” (single) Independent – new release!!!

Clinton Fearon – “Rich Man Poor Man” 

Sons of Kemet – “Envision Yourself Levitating” (Black to the Future) Impulse Records – new release!!!

Robert Finley – “I Can Feel Your Pain” (Sharecropper’s Son) Easy Eye Sound/Concord Records – new release!!!

Nina Simone – “Sinnerman” (Verve Unmixed 2) Verve Records

Los Retros – “Moon Ride” (Looking Back) Stones Throw Records – new release!!!

Four Tet + Burial – “Wolf Club” [back-announce music] Hyperdub

Pachyman – “Big Energy” (single) ATO Records – new release!!!

Noah House of Dread – “Stand Firm in Dub” 

Master Plan, Inc. – “You” (Master Plan, Inc.) Jazzman Records

Adrian Younge – “Rafelli Chase” (Black Dynamite Soundtrack) Linear Labs Records

Nightports and Betamax – “Sated” (Nightports and Betamax) Leaf Records

Joao Donato – “Nao Negue Seu Coracao” (Jazz is Dead 7) Jazz is Dead – new release!!!

Unkle – “Invasion” (Never Never Land) 

Balkin Taksim – “Zalina” (Disko Telegraf) – new release!!!

Archie Shepp – “Blues for Brother George Jackson” (Attica Blues)

The Expansions – “Dragonfly” (Murmurs)

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The Dread Zone: May 24, 2021

Phonosonics – “Beautiful Things” (single) Independent – new release!!!

Cochemea – “Burning Plain” (Vol. 2 Baca Sewa) Daptone Records – new release!!!

Basic Channel – “Q1.2” (BCD) Basic Channel 

Anchorsong – “Hundred Lotus” (Mirage) Tru Thoughts Records – new release!!!

The Revolutionaries – “Kunta Kinte Dub” (Drum Sound) Pressure Sounds Records

Dean Frasier – “Flat Bridge” (single) Tad’s Records – new release!!!

Los Retros – “Likewise” (Looking Back) Stones Throw – new release!!!

Doug Carn, Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhamood – “Freedom Sunset” (Jazz is Dead 5) Jazz is Dead – new release!!!

Nombila – “Umuntu Wam” (single) – new release!!!

Black Roots – “Nothing in the Larder” (single) Nubian Records – new release!!!

Electric Jalaba – “Cubaili Ba” (The Feeling) Strut Records – new release!!!

John Coltrane – “Lord Help Me Be” (Cosmic Music) Impulse Records

Sons of Kemet – “For the Culture” (Black to the Future) Impulse Records – new release!!!

Moses Boyd – “Pendulum” (Time and Space) Bandcamp

Carlos Nino and Friends – “Pleasewakeup” (More Energy Fields, Current) International Anthem Records – new release!!!

North East Jazz Ska Orchestra – “Roma Tokyo Paris” (single) Brixton Records – new release!!!

Mexican Dubwiser – “Revolution Radio” (In Dub) Echo Beach Records – new release!!!

Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray – “Ogou Pran Ka Mwen” (single) – new release!!!

Nikitch and Kuna Maze – “Bruk” (Debuts) Tru Thoughts Records

Pupa Curly – “Can’t Breathe” (single) Tuff Kruffy Records – new release!!!

Star David – “Mama Used to Say” (single) Moda Vybz Records – new release!!!

Mpharanya and the Peddlers – “Freak Out” (single) Kalita Records – new release!!!

Innov Gnawa – “Youmala” (Lila) Daptone Records – new release!!!

African Head Charge – “No, Don’t Follow Fashion” (In Pursuit of Shashamaniland) On U Sound

Monday, April 26, 2021

The Dread Zone: April 26, 2021

 The Abyssinians - "Black Man Strain" (Satta Massengana) Heartbeat Records

Noah House of Dread - "Stand Firm in Dub" (Heart 2)

Steve Irl - "Changes" (Community: 15 Years of Jazz and Milk) Jazz and Milk Records

The Resonators - "Transmission" (The Constant)

Anchorsong - "Remedy" (single) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Cypher 7 - "Nothing Lasts" (Security) 

Moonshine - "Ginseng" (single) Forseen Records - new release!!!

Sir Coxsone Sound - "Mouth of the Wicked" (King of the Dub Rock) 

Los Retros - "It's Got to be You" (single) Stones Throw Records - new release!!!

Chiiild - "Easy on Yourself" (Synthetic Soul) 

The Congos - "Some a Thief" (Cock Mouth Kill Cock) 

Toots and the Maytals - "Funky Kingston" (Funky Kingston) 

Innov Gnawa - "El Bouhala" (Lila) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Soweto Gospel Choir - "Africa" (African Spirit) Shanachie Records

Brass Construction - "The Right Place" 

Adrian Younge - "Watch the Children" (The American Negro) Linear Labs - new release!!!

Bohannon - "Thoughts and Wishes" (The Greatest...)

Bobbi Humphrey - "Fun House" (Satin Doll)

Chicago Underground Duo - "Axis and Alignment" (Axis and Alignment)

The Comet is Coming - "Final Eclipse" (Death to the Planet) Leaf Records

Makaya McCraven - "RFJ III" (Highly Rare) International Anthem Records

Floating Points feat. Pharoah Sanders 

Dusty - "Explosion" (Keep it Raw) Jazz and Milk

Fela Kuti - "Black Man's Cry" (Live!)


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

The Dread Zone: April 19, 2021

Laid Blak – “Golden” (From the Vault) Sugar Shack Records – new release!!!

Moonshine Collective – “Malembe” (single)

Blackout – “Ghetto Girl” (single) Jewel Deal Ltd – new release!!!

St. Germain – “What Do You Think About” (Tourist)

Sault – “Red Lights” (7) Bandcamp

Willi Williams – “Zion Town” (Messenger Man) Blood and Fire Records

Joao Donato – “Forever More” (Jazz is Dead 7) Jazz is Dead Records – new release!!!

Noiseshaper – “Deamons” (Rough Out There) Echo Beach Records

Prince Far I – “Long Life” 

Fimber Bravo – “Coming Home” (Lunar Tredd) – new release!!!

Chip Wickam – “Rebel no 23” (single)

Adrian Younge – “Shine” (Black Dynamite Soundtrack) Linear Labs

Theon Cross – “The Offerings” (Fyah) 

The Expansions – “Dragonfly” (Murmuration)

Floating Points feat. Pharoah Sanders – “Movement No. 2” (Promises) – new release!!!

Yussef Lateef – “See See Rider” (Live at Pep’s)

ZilverZurf – “Vampire” (single) – new release!!!

Rickey Calloway – ‘Tell Me”

Uniting of Opposites – “Vortex No. 9” (Ancient Lights)

TV on the Radio – “You” (Echo T)

Jupiter and Okwess – “Apalegele Gale” (Na Gozonga) – new release!!!

Chiiild – “Back to Life” (Synthetic Soul)

Chicago Underground Duo – “Exponent Red” (Synaesthesia)

Monday, April 12, 2021

The Dread Zone: April 12, 2021

Pupa Curly – “Mama Wake Up” (single) Tuff Kruffy Music – new release!!!

Jon Moon – “Messenjah Dub” (Brighter Day) Yutman Records – new release!!!

Barrington Levy – “Mary Long Tongue” (Prison Oval Rock)

Michael Paul – “Reggae Music” (Reggae Music 12”) Kalita Records – new release!!!

Zilver Zurf – “Vampire” (single) Poets Club Records – new release!!!

Sault – “Threats” (7) Bandcamp

Uniting of Opposites – “Dr. Roach” (Ancient Lights)

DJ Drez – “So Good” (Jahta Beat) 

Misled Convoy v. Uncle Fester on Acid feat. Bim Sherman – “Mafia (Dub Mix)” (Translations 2) Dubmission Records – new release!!!

Techno Animal – “Hydrozoid” (Symbiotics) 

Gary Bartz – “Blue Jungles” (Jazz is Dead 6) Jazz is Dead – new release!!!

The L.A. Carnival – “Color” (Cold Heat: Heavy Funk Rarities) 

Noiseshaper – “Walls of Silence” (Rough Out There) 

Fimber Bravo – “Woonya Waa” (Lunar Tredd) Moshi Moshi Records – new release!!!

Menahan Street Band – “Rising Dawn” (The Exciting Sounds of…) Daptone Records – new release!!!

Ali Shaheed Muhammod feat. Bilal – “Do it Together” (Midnight Hour) Linear Labs Records

Floating Points feat. Pharoah Sanders – “Movement 4 & 5” (Promises) – new release!!!

Brother Ah and Sounds of Awareness – “Sekou” (Key to Nowhere)

Chip Wickham – “The Beatnik” (single) Lovemonk records

The Expansions – “Pocket 5” (Murmurations) 

The No-Maddz – “Wretched of the Earth" (Heaven and Earth) 

Onipa – “Safari Ya Muziki” (We No be Machine) Strut Records

William Onyeabor – “Good Name” (Who is William Onyeabor?) Luaka Bop

Monday, March 22, 2021

The Dread Zone: March 22, 2021

Bugle feat Tapeta – “Great” (single) Tad Productions – new release!!!

Fimber Bravo – “Tabli Tabli” (Lunar Tredd) – new release!!!

Cymande – “For Baby Who” (Cymande)

Augustus Pablo – “Skanking Dub” (King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown) Shanachie 

Praxis – “Dead Man Walking” (Transmutation) Axiom Records

Menahan Street Band – “Parlor Tricks” (The Exciting Sounds of…) Daptone Records – new release!!!

Gentleman’s Dub Club – “Smile” (Down to Earth) Easy Star Records – new release!!!

Adrian Younge – “Turn Down the Sound” (Something About April) Linear Labs Records

Busy Signal – “No Problem” (The Ultimate) Tad’s Records – new release!!!

Tanya Stephens – “Good Good” (single) Tad’s Records – new release!!!

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

Roy Ayers – “Hey Uh What You Say Come On” (Destination Motherland) Universal Records

Junius Paul – “Ase’” (Ism) International Anthem Records

Badbadnotgood – “Improvised Jam” (BBNG) 

Gary Clail – “Two Thieves and a Liar” (End of the Century Party) On U Sound

Creations Unlimited – “Crystal Illusion” (An Alternate History of Popular Music) Numero Group

The Gladiators – “Dub Ina Babylon” (Studio One Singles) Studio One/Heartbeat Records

Boscoe – “If I Had My Way” (Boscoe) Numero Group 

Bloodstone – “This Thing is Heavy” (Bloodstone)

Shadowbrook Project – “Jamdown Suffle” (single) Citizen K Production – new release!!!

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

Ice – “Funky Bunch” (Afro Funk Explosion) 

Jah Wobble and Evan Parker – “Finally Cracked It” (Passage to Hades)

Dizzy Gillespie – “Matrix” (Pulp Fusion) 

Omid feat. Busdriver – “Shock and Awe” (Monolith) Mush Records

New Kingdom – “Terror Mad Visionary” (Paradise Don’t Come Cheap)

Larry Coryell – “Further Explorations for Albert Stinson” (Fairyland)