Monday, April 15, 2019

The Dread Zone: April 16, 2019


Burning Spear - "Farover/Farover Distance" (Farover) 
Mad Professor - "Tumble Down" (Dub Me Crazy) RAS Records
Barrington Pence - "Rockers Time" (Jah Son Invasion) Wackies Records
Kabaka Pyramid & Damian Marley - "Kontraband" (Kontraband) Kabaka Pyramid Records - new release!!!
Josi Devil - "Misnakes" (Digidub) - new release!!!
Mebusas - "Mr. Bulldog" (Blood Brothers v. 1) Academy Records
Ben Harper - "My Own Two Hands" (Diamonds on the Inside) Virgin Records
Barry Brown - "Pass the Chalice" (Rich Man, Poor Man) Mol Selekta Records
Emancipator and 9 Theory - "Zula" (Cheeba Gold e.p.) - new release!!!
Trinity - "Natty Dread a No Bandooloo" (Shanty Town Determination) Blood and Fire Records
The Comet is Coming - "Blood of the Past" (Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Theon Cross - "CIYA" (Fyah) Gearbox Records
Ennanga Vision - "Endogo Moogs" (Ennanga Vision) Soundway Records - new release!!!
Joe McPhee - "Nation Time" (Nation Time) Unheard Music Series
United Soul Association - "Sticky Boom Boom" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Mungo's Hi-Fi - "Raggamuffin" (No Wata Down Ting) Scotch Bonnet Records
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - "Let Me Mend the Past" (Float Along, Fill Your Lungs) Flightless Records
Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix - "Great Wall" (Overdubbed) 
Hiatus Kaiyote - "The World It Softly Lulls" (Talk Tomahawk) Flying Buddha

Monday, April 8, 2019


Barrington Levy - "Poorman Style" (Poorman Style) Clocktower Records
Fela Kuti - "Go Slow" (Upside Down) MCA Records
Mebusas - "Blood Brothers" (Blood Brothers v. 1) Afrodisa Records - new release!!!
Bloodstone - "Who Has the Last Laugh Now?" (Natural High) 
Koffee - "Toast" (Rapture) Columbia Records - new release!!!
Ennanga Vision - "Killing Ghosts" (Ennanga Vision) Soundway Recordings - new release!!!
The Comet is Coming - "Blood of the Past" (Trust in the Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Musi-o-Tunya - "Njala" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again Records
Jimmy Smith - "For Everyone Under the Sun" (Root Down Live) Verve Records
Donald Byrd - "Fall Like Dominoes" (Places and Spaces) Blue Note Records
Flowdan - "Welcome to London" (single) - new release!!!
Don Bruce and the Angels - "Kinuye" (Nigeria 70: No Wahala) Strut Records - new release!!!
MC2 - "Blow Me Away" (Ultra High Frequencies: Chicago Party) Numero Group
Cali P x Teka - "Baddest" (
Sun Ra - "Star Time" (Nubians of Plutonia) ESP Records
Sticky Joe - "Raggamuffin Business" (Good Day) Independent Release
Yusef Lateef - "Oscarlypso" (Live at Pep's) Impulse Records!
Steve Reid - "Jiggy Jiggy" (Daxaar) Domino Records
Protoje feat. Chronixx - "No Guarantee" (A Matter of Time) Easy Star Records - new release!!!
Hollie Cook - "Sweet Like Chocolate/Dub Like Chocolate" (single) Merge Records - new release!!!

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Dread Zone: April 1, 2019


African Roots - "Dubmatic" (Act 3: Strictly Dub) Wackies Records
Third World - "Human Market Place" (96 Degrees in the Shade) Mango Records
Black Uhuru - "Android Rebellion" (Dub Factor) Island Records
East New York Ensemble de Music - "Mevlana" (At the Helm) Folkways Records
Alice Coltrane - "Morning Worship" (Spiritual Eternal) Real Gone Music - new release!!!
Pole - "Modul" (Pole 1) Matador Records
The Comet is Coming - "Summon the Fire" (Impulse Records) - new release!!!
Roy Ayers - "Chicago" (Silver Vibrations) BBE Records - new release!!!
David Axelrod - "Jimmy T" (David Axelrod) Mo Wax Records
Donald Byrd - "The Loud Minority" (Kofi) Blue Note Records
Jaco Pastorius - "Mr. Fonebone" (Truth, Liberty and Soul) Rising Jazz Stars Records
Michael Prophet - "Righteous Dreadlocks" (Righteous are the Conqueror) Greensleeves Records
Cinematic Orchestra - "A Caged Bird/Imitations of Life" (To Believe) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!
Flowdan - "Welcome to London" (single) - new release!!!
Spectacular - "Girl" (Big Slap Riddim) Baco Records - new release!!!
The Congos - "Citizens of the World" (Cock Mouth Kill Cock) 
Hollie Cook - "Dub Like Chocolate" (Sweet Like Chocolate) Merge Records - new release!!!
Barrington Levy - "Black Roses" (Acousticalevy) Dr. Dread Records
Prince Charming - "A Touch of Romance" (Certified Dope v. 4) Wordsound Records
Western Roots - "Rockers Galore" (Babylon Central) ESL Records
Jah Wobble - "Elevator Music 1" (Elevator Music v. 1a)  30 Hertz Records

Monday, March 4, 2019


Ennaga Vision - "Like a Football" (Ennaga Vision) Soundway Records
Mebusas - "I Wonna Do It" (Blood Brothers) Academy Records
Echospace - ? (Sonorous)
Sun Ra - 5
Mannessah - "Skenga"
Ibibio Sound Machine - "Wanna Come Down" (
Style G - "Touch Down" (
Eric Donaldson - "The Way You Do the Things You Do"
Eek a Mouse - "Too Young To Understand"
Taj Weekes - Vibe Up
Spectacular - "Girl"
Players and Singers
Bill Laswell
RAs Michael
Mighty Diamonds-"Shame and pride"
Mr. Anonymous "Swing"
Betty Davis "Get in There"
Steel Pulse
Rahassan Kirk-"Blacknuss"
Interzone Orchestra

Monday, February 25, 2019


Rob - "Make it fast, make it slow" (Make It Fast, Make It Slow) Soundway Records
Back to Base - "5" (Five)
MMW-  "Seven Deadlies" (Live at Tonic) Blue Note Records
Love Trio in Dub - "Shug, Shimme and Shake" (Love Trio In Dub) Tru Thought Records
Collie Buddz - "Love and Reggae
Spectacular - "Girl"
Johnny Hammond - "What are you going to do?" 
Miles Davis - 4 (Big Fun)
Stylo-G - "Touch Down"
Hollie Cook - "Sweet Like Chocolate/Dub"
G.G. All Stars
Horace Andy - Cus Cus
Lee Scratch Perry - curly Dub/Zion's Blood
Taj weeks - Vibe Up
Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves(Police and Thieves)
Propositions - "Bad Seed"
Richi Spice - Black like tar
Spectacular - Girl
Gia Yee - Yo Rasta



Monday, February 18, 2019


Bad Brains - "Natty Dreadlocks Pon the Mountain Top" (Build a Nation)
Augustus Pablo - #5 (Message Music)
Cymande - "Brothers on the Slide" (Cymande)
Horace Andy - "Bandulu" (singles)
Gil Scott Heron - "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)
Nightmares on Wax - "Da Feelin' (Thought So) Warp Records
Oscar Peterson - "Haptown Blues" (Hello Herbie) MPS Records
Jimi Smith
Birth of Dancehall
Demon Fuzz - "Disillusioned Man" (Afreaka!)
Thievery Corp - "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" (The Cosmic Game) ESL Records
Errol Flabba Holt #1
Dubmatix - Killing Dub
King Kong - Old School
Alborosie - Unforgiven
Sugar Minott - Never My Love
Roland Kirk - Volunteered Slavery
Cissy Street - Jiajia's Funk (Cissy Street)
Sonny Okosuns - Mother & Child - Mother & Child
Satboy, Wizkid, Ceeza Milli Spotless - Soco - Soco
Ceeza Milli - Na Wa - Na Wa
Nuxito -

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Dread Zone: February 4, 2019


Daktaris - "Musicawa Silt" (Soul Explosion) Daptone Records
Tony Allen/Jimi Tenor - "Paris" (Moog Party) Moog Industries - new release!!!
Ranking Ann - "Jealous Man" (Red Robin Records) - new release!!!
Yoruba Singers - "Bleeding with Hate" (Fighting for Survival) Cultures of Soul - new release!!!
 Rim Kwaku Obeng - "Gas Line" (Rim Arrives) Rising Times Records
 Jimi McGriff - "Back on the Track/Chris Cross" (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records
Makers - "Don't Challenge Me" (Personal Space: Electric Soul) Chocolate Industries
Big Youth - "Be Careful" (Screaming Target) Trojan Records
Benjamin Ball - "Flash a Flashlight" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco 1980-84) Cultures of Soul Records
Duke Ellington - "Money Jungle" (Money Jungle) 
Toro y Moi - "Ordinary Pleasure" (Outer Peace) Car Park Records - new release!!!
Survival - "Jungle Justice" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Kool and the Gang - "Boogie Band" (Kool Funk Essentials) Singular Records
Bobbi Humphrey  - "My Little Girl" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Hot 8 Brass Band - "Give Me the Night (George Benson Cover)" (Take Cover) Tru Thoughts - new release!!!
Tiken Jah Fakoly - "Justice" (Francafrique) 
U Roy - "Control Tower" (Rasta Ambassador) Frontline Records
Johnny Osbourne - "Truth and Rights" (Truth and Rights) Heartbeat Records
Mighty Diamonds - "Them Never Love Poor Marcus" (I Need a Roof) Hitbound Records
Earl Cunningham - "War in the City" (Red Robin Records) - new release!!!
The Lions - "Thin Man Skank" (Jungle Struttin') Stones Throw Records
Bohannon - "Funky Reggae" (The Best of) Rhino Records
Tippie Irie - "Take 9" (Horns Up) Jamaican Recordings