Monday, December 26, 2016

The Dread Zone: December 26, 2016

Dobby Dobson - "Careless Whisper"/George Michael cover (single) 
African Roots - "Revelation in Dub" (African Roots - Act 2) Wackies Records
New Town Sound Ltd. - "I and I are the Chosen One" (Trojan Roots Box Set 1) Trojan Records
Dennis Brown - "Cassandra (live)" (Open the Gate: Greatest Hits v. 2) Heartbeat Records
Lloyd Parks - "Strike Master" (Time a Go Dread) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Clint Eastwood and General Saint - "Monkey Man" (Stop That Train) Greensleeves
Steady 45s - "Paranoia" (single) - request!!!
Frightnrs - "All My Tears" (Nothing More to Say) Daptone - new release!!!
Bernie Worell - "At Mos' Pheres/Real Life Dreams" (Funk of Ages) GramaVision
Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - "Malik" (Africa Funk) Harmless Records
Prince Buster - "Judge Dread" (Greatest Hits)
Pablo Gad - "What Makes a Natty Dread Cry" (Hard Times) Burning Sounds 
Mandrill - "Don't Mess With People" (Composite Truth) 
Kunde - "Funky Beat" (single)
Little Murray and the Mantics - "Don't Leave Me Mama" (Home Schooled: ABCs of Kid Soul) Numero Group
Revolutionaries - "MPLA" (The Revolutionaries) Channel One
BT Express - "You Got It - I Want It" (Nonstop) Road Show Records
Betty Davis - "F.U.N.K." (
Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five - "She's Fresh" (The Message) Sanctuary
Dam-Funk - "Gold" (Rhythm Tracks v. 4) Stones Throw
Tony Cook - "Video Rock" (Back to Reality) Stones Throw
Brothers Johnson - "The Devil" (Look Out For #1) 
Donnell Pitman - "Burning Up" (Ultra High Frequencies: Chicago House Party) Numero Group
Augustus Pablo - "Isn't It Time Dub" (Eastman Dub) Greensleeves 
Love, Tenderness, Devotion - "Jam" (Togetherness)
Fat Freddy's Drop - "Bohannon" (Blackbird) 
Bohannon - "A Happy Song for You Pt. 1" (Alive) 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Pablo Gad - "What Makes A Natty Dread Cry" (Hard Times) Burning Sounds
Boris Gardiner - " Home Again" (Every N****r is a Star) Jazzman Records
Sound Defects - "Dreaming About Dreams" (The Iron Horse) Tone Def Systems
Mike James Kirkland - "Blota Blota" (What Have We Done) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Eric Donaldson - "Land of My Birth" (The Very Best of...)
Sugar Minott - "Good Thing Going" (Wicked a Go Feel It)
Tony Williams Lifetime - "Vashkar" (Emergency) Verve
Yabby You - "Selassie I Version" (Beware Dub) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Fela Kuti - "Black Man's Cry" (With Ginger Baker - Live!)
Bacao Rhythm and Steel Band - "Jungle Fever" (Chackachas cover) (55) Crown Records - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Hypocrite" (Talkatif) Ninja Tune
Resonators - "All the Paths" (Imaginary People) - new release!!!
Friends of Distinction - "New Mother Nature" (Whatever)
Sun Palace - "Palace Strut" (Raw Movement/Rude Movement) - new release!!!
Close Encounter - "Let Yourself Go" (Ultra High Frequencies: Chicago House Party) Numero Group
Dreadsquad & Blackout - "In My Head pt. 2" (World Destruction) - new release!!!
Midnight Star - "Body Snatchers" (Planetary Invasion)
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - "Scorpio" (The Message) Sanctuary
Freddy James - "Dance Little Boy Blue" (Get Up and Boogie) 
Wayne Smith - "Under Me Sleng Teng" (Under Me Sleng Teng) Greensleeves
Glass Animals - "Life Itself" (How to Be a Human Being) Wolf Tone

Monday, November 28, 2016

The Dread Zone: November 28, 2016

Mighty Tom Cats - "Good Groove" (Soul Makossa) Paul Winley Records
Ben Wa - "Break That Stone" (BSI: Docking Sequence) BSI Records
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - "Laventille Road March" (55) Big Crown Records - new release!!!
U-Roy/Dennis Brown/Gregory Isaacs - "Night Nurse" (Serious Matter) Taboui Records
Was Not Was - "Out Come the Freaks" (Was (Not Was)) ZE Records
MC2 - "Blow Me Away" (Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party) Numero Group
Rickey Calloway - "Tell Me" (Keb Darge Presents Deep Funk) - new release!!!
Toyan - "Reggae Gone International" (How the West Was Won) Greensleeves
Dreadsquad and Blackout - "Dance Fi Mi" (World Destruction) new release!!!
Yabby You - "Feel Alright" (Beware Dub) Pressure Sounds Records - new release!!!
The Brothers Rap - "The Revolution Will Not..." (123s of Kid Soul) Numero Group - new release!!!
Jack Miller & Mighty Diamonds w/ Sly & Robbie - "Rockers Rising" (Rockers Rising)
Pablo Gad - "Black Before Creation" (Hard Times) 
Midnight Star - "Body Snatchers" (Planetary Invasion) 
Roy Porter Sound Machine - "Funky Twitch" 
Bohannon - "Funky Reggae" (Bohannon) 
Jungle Fire - "Snake Pit" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Fatback - "Snake" (Fired Up 'N' Kickin) 
Fela Kuti w/ Ginger Baker - "Let's Start" (Live!) MCA 
Fries & Bridges - "Forever This" (Good Times) Strut

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Dread Zone: November 21, 2016

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Got a Thing on my Mind" (Dap Dippin with...) Daptone Records
Mighty Tom Cats - "Good Groove" (Soul Makossa)
Glenn Brown - "Melodica International (extended mix)" (Termination Dub) Blood and Fire
Gregory Isaacs - "Down the Lin" (Soon Forward) Caroline
The Sound Defects - "Johnny Law" (The Iron Horse)
Tapa Zukie - "Apartment C" (Horns Up)
Barrington Levy - "Murderer" (UCI Reggaefest)
Bloodstone - "Natural High" (Natural High) Rhino Records
The Mighty Diamonds - "Back Weh Mafia" (The Very Best)
Sidewinder - "Ego Riot" (Party Keller v. 2)
J Boogie's Dubtronic Science - "Gemini Dub" (Docking Sequence) BSI
Mike James Kirkland - "What Have We Done?" (Hang In There)
Lamont Dozier - "Put Out My Fire" (Black Bach)
Mad Professor - "Solar System" (Evolution of Dub)
Nightmares on Wax - "Anytime" (A Word of Science)
John Papa Gros - "Why'd Ya Do it?" (River's On Fire)
King Tutt - "You've Got Me Hung Up" (Deb Barge Presents Deep Funk)
Lou Bond - "Why Me"
Baceo Rythem  & Steel Band - "Police in Helicopter" 55
The Frightnrs - " Nothing More To Say" (Nothing more to say)
Maze Feat. Frankie Beverly - :"Color Bind"
Jungle Fire Tropicoso - "Comencemos (Let's Start)"


Monday, November 14, 2016

The Dread Zone: November 14, 2016

Ethiopia Ringaracka - "Magic Dub Balloon" (Afrofuturism) - new release!!!
Toyan - "African Ting" (How the West Was Won) Greensleeves
Dawn & Christine - "Holy Mt. Zion" (Linval Thompson & Friends: Rockers From Channel One) Trojan Records
Lee Fields - "Special Night" (Special Night) Big Crown Records - new release!!!
Tappa Zukie - "Natty Horns She Wants" (Horns Up!) Jamaican Recordings
George Kranz - "Din Da Da" (Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo) 
Conscious Fyah - "Live Up" (Rise Up) Lionheart Sounds
Alborosie - "Right or Wrong" (Rise Up) Lionheart Sounds
Fatback - "Get Out On the Dancefloor" (Fired Up 'N' Kickin')
Stephen Marley - "Can't Keep I Down" (The Revelation) Tuff Gong
Balkan Beat Box - "Give It a Tone" (Shout It Out) Balkan Beat Box
Cameo - "Please You" (Cameosis) Mercury
Recloose - "

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Dread Zone: November 7, 2016

The Sound Defects - "Poppin' Wheelies" (Themes from the Iron Horse)
Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - "Malik" (Afro Funk) 
The Disciples - "Struggle of Life" (Macro Dub Infection 1) Virgin 
Jungle Fire - "Tokuta" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
GG Allstars-"Ital Collie" (Roots Man Dub) Heartbeat
Return to Forever-"Interplay"(No Mystery) Polydor
The Frightnrs - "All My Tears" (Nothing More to Say) Dap Tone - new release!!!
Donnell Pitman-"Love Explosion" (Ultra High Frequencies) The numero group
Barry Brown - "Please Officer" (Dancehall Explosion) Trojan Records
Maze - "Color Blind" (Maze) 
U-Roy w/ Ernest Wilson - "Know Yourself" (Serious Matter) Tabou
Recloose - "Cardiology" (Cardiology) Planet E
Afro Soul Tet - "Drumbouie" (Afrodesia) Luv 'N' Haight
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band S- "Jungle Fever" (S/T) - new release!!!
Joseph Israel - "Help Us" (Paradise) - new release!!!
Lee Fields & the Expressions-"Special Night" (Special Night) Big Crown
Little Man and the Inquries-"Funky Breakdown" (Afterschool Special) Numero Group new release!!!
Linval Thompson - "12 Tribes of Israel" (Ride on Dreadlocks) Blood and Fire
Algiers - "Games" (Algiers) Matador
Soul Center - "Funky Sterling" (III) NovaMute
Sneaks - "This Is" (Gymnastics) 
Dennis Brown - "Love and Hate" (The Best of...Niney Years) Heartbeat

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Dread Zone: October 24, 2016

Yabby You - "Feel Alright" (Beware Dub) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Tetrack - "Isn't It Time" (Let's Get Started) 
The Dynamics - "I'm Free, No Dope for Me" (Afterschool Special: 123s of Kid Soul) Numero Group - new release!!!
Jungle Fire - "Snake Pit" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Charlie Green - "The Bus Stop" (Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party) Numero Group
Thriller - "Tickle Me" (Sly & Robbie: Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Barry Brown - "Please Officer" (Dancehall Explosion) Trojan Records
Joseph Israel - "Help Us" (Paradise) - new release!!!
AIFF - "Circles" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Paris Ross - "WBMX Rap" (Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party) Numero Group
T-Connection - "Playing Games" (On Fire)
New Kingdom - "Crush Your Enemies (Panama Connection Dub)" (Macro Dub Infection v. 1) 
Mighty Threes - "A Good Thing Going On" (Africa Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands)
Maze - "Time Is On My Side" (Maze)
Gaesta - "Personal Jesus" (Depeche Mode reggae cover)
Bad Brains - "Leaving Babylon" (Bad Brains) ROIR
Shannon Bohannon - "Can You Feel It" (Bohannon) 
G.G. All Stars - "Black Star Dub" (Roots Man Dub) Heartbeat Records
Magnetism - "Breakout" (Don't Stop: Recording Tap) Numero Group
Ian Cook - "#2" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1)
The Chefs - "Mr. Machine" (Keb Darge Presents: The Best of Legendary Deep Funk) new release!!!
Sammy Dread - "In a Man's Heart" (Road Block)
King Tutt - "You Got Me Hung Up" (Keb Darge Presents: The Best of Legendary Deep Funk) new release!!!)
Andy Stott - "Intermittent" (We Stay Together)
Cameo - "Shake Your Pants" (Cameosis) 

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Dread Zone: October 17, 2016

Hamilton Bohannon - "Funky Reggae" (Bohannon) Brunswick Records
G.G. All Stars - "No Yo Yo Dub" (Roots Man Dub) Heartbeat Records
Yabby You - "Conquering Lion/Deliverance" (Beware Dub) Pressure Sounds - new release
Kay Gees - "Hustle Wit Every Muscle" (Deep Beat) 
Cameo - "Please You" (Cameosis) Mercury
Roy Ayers/Fela Kuti - "2000 Black" (Music of Many Colors) 
Jimmy Riley - "Love and Devotion" (Sly & Robbie: Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Sister Candy - "Connection Connection" (Dancehall Explosion) Trojan
Wayne Smith - "Love Don't Love Me" (Under Me Sleng Teng) Greensleeves
Rhythm and Sound - "Outward" (Rhythm & Sound) 
Michael Henderson - "I Can't Help It" (Going Places)
Burning Spear - "Farover Distance" (Farover) 
Donnell Pitman - "Love Explosion" (Ultra High Frequencies: Chicago House Party) Numero Group
Lee Scratch Perry - "Rat Race" (Must Be Free) Megawave - new release!!!
Basement Freaks - "Hit the Flame" (Jalapeno Funk)
Future Kind - "Simon Says" (V/A: Afterschool Special: the 123s of Kid Soul) Numero Group - new release!!!
Patricia and Jimmy - "Trust Your Child Pt. 1" (Home Schooled: ABCs of Kid Soul) Numero Group
Lamont Dozier - "On Fire" (Black Bach) ABC Records
Benjamin Ball - "I Just Keep Dancing" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco) Culture of Soul - new release!!!
Sofa Surfers - "Babylon Tymes" (See the Light) ESL Records
Sola Rosa - "These Words, These Sounds, These Powers" (Get It Together) 
T-Connection - "Cush" (On Fire) 

Monday, October 10, 2016

Dread Zone: October 10, 2016

T Connection - "On Fire" (On Fire)
Funkafreek - "Funkorgy" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Johnny Osbourne - "He Can Surely Turn the Tide" (Fally Lover) Greensleeves
Lee Scratch Perry - "No Evil" (Must Be Free) Megawave Music - new release!!!
Observer All Stars - "African Language" (Jah Love Rockers) Trojan Records
Flick Wilson - "Jah Rules Forever" (Don't Give Up Your Culture) Mol-Selekta
Father's Children - "Universal Train" (Who's Gonna Save the World) Numero Group
Algiers - "Remains" (Algiers) Matador
Billy Cobham - "Snoopy's Search/Red Baron" (Spectrum)
Techno Animal - "Phobic (Dub)" (Phobic) Chrome
Sneaks - "Figure 8" (Gymnastics) Merge Records - new release!!!
Magnum Force - "Girl You're Too Cool" (Ultra High Frequencies: The Chicago Party) Numero Group
The Frightnrs - "Nothing More to Say" (Nothing More to Say) Daptone - new release!!!
Jackie Stoudemire - "Run Away Hide From Love" (Don't Stop: Recording Tap) Numero Group
The Brother's Rap - "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" (The 123s of Kids Soul) Numero Group - new release!!!
Blood Orange - "Love Ya" (Freetown Sound) Domino - new release!!!
Chuck Foster - "Dub Without Apology/Strategic Version" (California Dubbin') Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Enchantments - "If You're Ready (Here It Comes)" (Once Upon a Dream)
Eugene Blacknell - "Hard Times" (We Can't Take Life For Granted) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Master Plan, Inc. - "Bag Up" (Master Plan, Inc.) Jazzman Records
Wayne Smith - "No More Will I Roam" (Youthman Skanking) 
Two Badcard - "Sergio Mendez pt. 1" (Macro Dub Infection v. 1) Virgin
United Soul Association - "Sticky Boom Boom" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Freddy James - "Dance Little Boy Blue" (Get Up and Boogie) Warner
Bedouin Ascent - "Broadway Boogie Woogie" (Macro Dub Infection v. 1) Virgin

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Dread Zone: October 3, 2016

Maze - "Time Is On My Side" (Maze) Capitol Records
Culture - "See Dem Dub" (Two Sevens Clash - deluxe) Shanachie Records
Boris Gardiner - "Funky N***er" (Every N***er Is a Star) Jazzman Records
Sola Rosa - "These Words, These Sounds, These Powers" (Get It Together) Melting Pot Music 
Earth Beat Movement - "Pull Up" (70BPM)
Ernest and the Sound Dimension - "Why Oh Why?" (Version Dread) Heartbeat
Bloodstone - "You Don't Mean Nothin'" (Natural High) Rhino
John Papa Gros - "Why'd Ya Do It?" (River's On Fire) John Gros - new release!!!
A Mac DZ - "The Gift of Music" (single) - new release!!!
The Frightnrs - "Hey Brother" (Nothing More to Say) Daptone Records - new release!!!
Freddie James - "Get Up and Boogie" (Get Up and Boogie e.p.) Warner
Patrizia and Jimmia - "Trust Your Child Pt. 1" (Home Schooled: The ABCs of Kid Soul) Numero Group
The Soul Vendors - "Born to Dub" (Version Dread) Heartbeat
Joseph Israel - "Help Us" (Paradise) Lions of Israel - new release!!!
Enchantment - "If You're Ready" (Once Upon a Dream) 
Bedouin Ascent - "Broadway Boogie Woogie" (Macro Dub Infection, v. 1) Virgin
Frankie Jones - "No Touch the Riddim" (George Phang: Power House) VP/17 N. Parade
Magnum Force - "Girl You're Too Cool" (Ultra High Frequencies: Chicago House Party) Numero Group
Recloose - "Get There Tonight" (Cardiology) Planet E
Echocentrics - "Stars in her Eyes" (Echo Hotel) Nacional Records - new release!!!
Chronixx - "Good Over Evil" (single)'
Tony Allen - "Road Close (Dance Dub)" (Africa Funk) Harmless Records
Midnight Star - "Operator" (single)
OMD - "White Trash" (Junk Culture) Virgin


Monday, September 26, 2016

The Dread Zone: Playlist - September 26, 2016

The Disciples - "Struggle of Life" (Macro Dub Infection v. 1) Virgin
Sugar Minott - "Wicked a go Feel It" (Wicked a go Feel It)
Funkateers - "Funkafied" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight
Roy Ayers - "The Black Five" (Destination Motherland) Universal
Mighty Diamonds - "Dreadlocks Time" (The Very Best of...)
Mind & Matter - "When You're Touching Me" (1514 Oliver Ave.) Numero Group
Echocentrics - "Echo Hotel" (Echo Hotel) Nacional Records - new release!!!
Sneaks - "Figure 8" (Gymnastics) Merge Records - new release!!!
Willie & the Brentford Rockers - "Armagideon Version" (Version Dread) Studio One/Heartbeat
Detroit Sex Machines - "The Stretch" (Cold Heat) Now Again Records
T-Connection - "Lady of the Night" (On Fire) Dash Records
Martin Campbell - "Just Another Day" (Rootsman)
Pat Kelly - "It's a Good Day" (Pat Kelly)
Andre Cymone - "Black Man In America" (Black Man In America) Bindtango - new release!!!
Little Murray and the Mantics - "Don't Leave Me Mamma" (Home Schooled) Numero Group
King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - "Leaving Babylon/Dub the Right Way" (Freedom Sounds) Blood & Fire Records
Avalanches - "Going Home" (Wildflowers) Modular - new release!!!
Joseph Israel - "People Need Hope" (Paradise) Lions of Israel - new release!!!
Freddie James - "Hollywood" (Get Up and Boogie)
Basic Channel - "BC9" (Basic Channel) BCP
Maze - "Color Blind" (Maze)
Antibalas - "Gabe's New Joint" (Talkatif) Ninja Tune Records
Algiers - "But She Was Not Flying" (Algiers) Matador Records
Blackbyrd McKnight - "PTPB" ('Bout Funkin' Time) Dewayne McKnight - new release!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Dread Zone: September 19, 2016

Scientist - "Match 1"(Scientist Wins the World Cup) Greensleeves
Dennis Brown & Dillinger - "Here I Come Again/Flat Foot Hustling"(single)
Gregory Isaacs - 'Love Me With Feeling" (Out Deh)
Billy Paul - "Am I Black Enough For You" (360 Degrees of Billy Paul)
The Daktaris - "Voodoo Soul Stew" (Soul Explosion) Daptone Records
The Frightnrs - "Gotta Find a Way" (Nothing More to Say) Daptone Records - new release!!!
The Souljazz Orchestra - "Black Orchid" (Inner Fire) Strut Records
Soul Center - "Easy Goin'" (III) NovaMute
Avalanches - "Subway" (Wildflowers) Modular Recordings - new release!!!
Sola Rosa - "Turn Around" (Get It Together) Sola Rosa
Sneaks - "New Taste" (Gymnastics) Merge Recordings - new release!!!
Mikey Dread - "Step by Step" (Dread at the Controls) Trojan Records
Universal Togetherness Band - "
Algiers - "Blood" (Algiers) Matador Records
Chronixx - "Good and Evil" (single)
Thievery Corporation - "Richest Man in Babylon" (It Takes a Thief) ESL Records
Pyro & Crosby - "Style and Pattern" (The World is My Hood) 
Tony Rebel - "Sweet Aroma" (I Rebel) 
Miles Davis - "???" (Black Magus) Columbia
Exceptions - "It Must Be Love" (Eccentric Soul: Red Black Green) Numero Group
Burning Spear - "Marcus Say Jah No Dead" (Social Living)
York Wilborn's Psychedelic Six - "Funky Football" (True Soul: Deep Sounds from the Left of Stax) Now Again Records
Herbie Hancock - "Spank-a-Lee" (Thrust) Columbia
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Astral Traveling" (Astral Traveling) 


Monday, September 12, 2016

The Dread Zone: Playlist for September 12, 2016

The Frightnrs - "Gotta Find a Way" (Nothing More to Say) Daptone Records - new release!!!
Fela Kuti - "Underground System" (Underground System)
Marquis Melody - "Roots Party" (Bring Me to Life) Skank So Records - new release!!!
Fyah Bwoy - "1979" (Tanto Por Ti) Nacional Records - new release!!!
Perfect Circle - "Hands of Time" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Gentleman's Dub Club - "Fire" (Open Your Eyes) 
Gladiators - "Dreadlocks the Time is Now" (Proverbial Reggae) Frontline
Recloose - "Cardiology" (Cardiology) Planet E
Gregory Isaacs - "Hard Road to Travel" (Lonely Lover)
Heliocentrics & Mulatu Astake - "Dewel" (Inspiration Information) Strut Records
John "Papa" Gros - "Why'd Ya Do It?" (River's On Fire) John Gros - new release!!!
Chronixx - "Here Comes Trouble" (single) 
Thievery Corporation - "Sound the Alarm" (It Takes a Thief) ESL Records
Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell - ""Come Undone" (Hawk) Vanguard Records
King Midas Sound - "Cool Out" (Remixes)
Junior Murvin - "Cross Over" (Lee Scratch Perry: Black Ark Years 2) Trojan Records
Algiers - "But She Was Not Flying" (Algiers) Matador Records
Ian J. Cook - "#2" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1) forthcoming
Sola Rosa - "These Words, These Sounds, These Powers" (Get It Together) Solarosa
Lo-Fidelity All-Stars - "Lazer Sheep Dip Funk" (How to Operate with a Blown Mind) Columbia
Manu Dibango - "African Battle" (Africa Funk) Hurt Records
The Cannibals - "Hey You" (South African Disco Boogie) Cultures of Soul
T.L. Barrett & Youth for Christ Choir - "Like a Ship" (Popular History of Rock Music) Numero Group
Frightnrs - "Hey Brother" (Nothing More to Say) Daptone - new release

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Dread Zone: September 5, 2016

Gregory Isaacs - "Thief a Man" (Private Collection)
Mighty Threes - "Good Thing Going On Version" (Africa Shall Stretch...)
Ruddy Thomas & Trinity - "Windy Day" (Joe Gibbs Discomix v. 3)
Freddie McGregor - "Loving You" (Big Ship)
Matata - "Talkin' Talkin'" (Africa Funk Original Sound of the 1970s)
Don Carlos - Young Girl
Soulsavers - "Love" (Tough Guys Don't Dance)
United Soul Association - "Sticky Boom Boom" (Inner City Sounds)
Ian J. Cook - "White Man's Dub" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1)
Recloose - "Can't Take It" (Cardiology)
Alborosie - "Rubadub Style"
The Orb - "Mother Nature" (The Dream)
The Itals - "Herbs Pirate"
King Tubby - "Drumillie Rock" (100% of Dub)
Myron & E - "Back and Forth" (Broadway)
Return to Forever - Sofistifunk (No Mystery)
Universal Togetherness Band - "Ain't Gonna Cry"
Jackie Stoudemire - "Run Away Hide From Love"
Compass - "1986"
Karl Hector
Saul Williams

Monday, August 29, 2016

Alborosie - "Raggamuffin" (2 Times Revolution)
Pyro and Crosby - "Good Man Down" (The World Is My Hood)
AIFF - "Ugly Duckling" (Afro Soul System)
Steve Boswell - "We Are Getting Bad" (We Are Getting Bad)
Bingy Bunny - "Me and Jane"(Me & Jane)
Wailing Souls - "A Fool Will Fall" (Firehouse Rock) Greensleeves
Fyah Boy - "1979" (Tonto Por Ti) Nacional - new release!!!
Rhythm Machine - "
Jackie Stoudmire - "Don't Stop Dancin'" (Don't Stop: Recording Tap) Numero Group
Bar Kays -
Blood Orange - "Love Ya" (Freetown Sound)
Recloose - "Cardiology" (Cardiology) Planet E
Earth Beat Movement - "You've Got the Fire" (70BPM) new release!!!
The Roosterz-"the Rooster"
Universal Togetherness band-"My Sentiments"

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Dread Zone: August 22, 2016

Universal Togetherness Band - "Try Try Try" (Universal Togetherness Band) Numero Group
Freddie MacGregor - "Evil Man" (Big Ship) Greensleeves
Deep Space Network - "Callicop" (DJ Kicks: Rockers Hi Fi) K7!
Prince Far I - "Long Life" (DJ Kicks: Rockers Hi Fi) K7!
Ecocentrics - "Echo Hotel" (Echo Hotel) Nacional Records - new release!!!
Derrick Laro & Trinity - "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough?" (Hustle: Reggae Disco) Soul Jazz
Mighty Threes - "Fuss 'n' Fight" (Africa Shall Stretch...) 
Verckys et L'Orchestre Veve - "Cheka Sana"  - Congolese Funk 1969-78
Fyahbwoy - "Forget & Forgive" (Tanto Por Ti) Nacional RE
AIFF - "Afro Riddim" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Jah Batta - "Ten to Seven" (No Argument) Wackies
Vecchio - "Megaton" (Africa Funk)
Burning Spear - "Fire Man" (Fittest of the Fittest) Heartbeat
Ian J. Cook - "White Man's Dub" (Orkestra Nervosa v.1) 
Althea and Donna - "Make Truce" (Frontline)
Con Funk Shun - "Pfun" (The Best of) Mercury
Earth Beat Movement - "You've Got the Fire" (70BPM) - new release!!!
Frankie Paul - "Worries in the Dance" (Channel One Reggae Anthology)
Dean Fraser - "Takes a Magic Dub" (We Are Getting Bad) 
Recloose - "Cardiology" (Cardiology) Planet E Records
Chronixx - "Capture Land" - request!!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Dread Zone: August 15, 2016

Vecchio - "Megaton" (Africa  Funk) Harmless Recordings
Yabby You - "Zion Gates" (Deliver Us From Our Enemies) 
Blood Orange - "Best to You" (Freetown) Domino Records - new release!!!
Mighty Diamonds - "Have Mercy" (The Very Best...)
Return to Forever - "Sofistifunk" (No Mystery) Polydor
Universal Togetherness Band - "Try Try Try" (Universal Togetherness Band) Numero Group
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - "Polar" (Physical Echoes) - new release!!!
Afro Soul Tet - "Drumbouie" (Afrodesia) Luv 'N' Haight
Earth Beat Movement - "You've Got the Fire" (70BPM) - new release!!!
Soulsavers - "Blackout" (Tough Guys Don't Dance) San Quentin Recordings
Compass - "Vic Vaporub" ((MIS and Toy Selectah Present...) 6 Degrees Records - new release!!!
AIFF - "Akwaaba" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Sly & Robbie - "Ride on Marcus/Swell Headed" (Drum Sound)
Moodymann- "Heaven" (single)
24 Karat Black - "Foodstamps" (Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth) Stax Records
Damian Marley - "Welcome to Jamrock"/"Nail Pon Cross" (single) Universal - new release!!!
Tony Allen - "Road Close" (Dance Dub)" (Africa Funk) Harmless Recordings
Konono - "Fula Fula" (Assume Crash Position) Crammed Discs
Ian J. Cook - "Same Thing" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1) 
Rocket Juice and the Moon - "Rotary Connection" (Rocket Juice & the Moon) 
Lou Bond - "To the Establishment" (Lou Bond) Light in the Attic Records
The Process - "Return the Treasures" (Who is That Mad Band?) Temple Gong Records - new release!!!




Monday, August 8, 2016

Dread Zone: August 8, 2016

Les Sins - "Sticky" (Michael) Z Tunes
Father's Children - "Linda" (Father's Children) Numero Group
Masta Conga & Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra - "Gibbon's Dub" (Last odyssey) Ubiquity Records
Afro Soul Tet - "Torrid Zone" (Afrodesia) Luv 'N' Haight
El Riot - "Do It Right" (Searching for Soul) Luv 'N' Haight
Rotating Assembly - "Split Me Open" (Natural Aspirations) Sound Signature
Earth Beat Movement - "You've Got the Fire" (70BPM)
Snag Nasty - "The Two Things In One" (Street Sounds from the Bay Area) Ace Records
Horace Andy - "Lonely Woman" (Dancehall Style) Wackies 
Earl Sixteen - "Malcolm X" (Black & Proud) Trikont
Ticklah - "Ray Castoldi World Tour" (Polydemic) Razorfish
Tony Williams Lifetime - "Something Special" (Emergency!) Verve
Freddy Fresh - "Roller Rinks & Chicks" (DJ Kicks)
Innerzone Orchestra - "Timing" (Programmed) Planet E
Otis Johnson - "Time to Go Home" (Personal Space) Chocolate Industries
Jimi Tenor - "Shore Hotel" (Innervision) Warp Records
BadBadNotGood - "Structure No 3." (IV) Innovative Leisure - new release!!!
Mellow Mood - "Even Over" (2 the World) - new release!!!
DJ Shadow - "Pitter Patter" (The Mountain Will Fall) Mass Appeal - new release!!!
Orgone - "No Pain" (Beyond the Sun) Shanachie - new release!!!
Rhythm Machine - "Neil's Place" (Rhythm Machine) Now Again!

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Dread Zone: August 1, 2016

Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Soundsystem" (
Funkproof - "Funktime" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight
Gentleman - "Danger Zone" (Journey to Jah) VP
Pyro & Crosby - "The World Is My Hood (instrumental)" 
Soul Center - "Lopster" (III) NovaMute
The Orb feat. Lee Scratch Perry - "Go Down Evil" (Orbserver) Cooking Vinyl
Smith & Mighty - "Drowning" (Bass Is Maternal) !K7
Congo Natty - "Jah Warriors" (Jungle Revolution) Big Dada
The Get Right Band - "Beginner's Love" (Who's In Charge?) getrightband.com - new release!!!
Ziggy Marley - "Heaven Can't Take It" (ZM) Tuff Gong - new release!!!
Jackie Stoudemire - "Guilty" (Don't Stop: Recording Tap) Numero Group
Toro y Moi - "Lilly" (What For?) Carpark
Michael Franti & Spearhead - "We Do It Everyday" (Soulrocker) Universal - new release!!!
Michael Franti & Spearhead - "Light Up Ya Lighter" (Yell Fire) Anti Records
Antibalas - "Beaten Metal" (Security) Anti Records
Jungle Fire - "Snake Pit" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Mexican Institute of Sound - "Belludita/Mi Negra A Bailal" (Pinata) Nacional Records
Boozoo Bajou - "Under Mi Sensi (Thievery Corp. Mix)" (Remixes) Stereo Deluxe
King Midas Sound - ??? (Without You) Hyperdub
Saul Williams - "Down for Some Ignorance" (Martyr Loser King) Fader Label
Can - "Hallewah" (Tago Mago) Spoon

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Dread Zone: Playlist - July 25, 2016

Sugar Minott - "Chatty Chatty Mouth" (George Phang v. 2) 17 North Parade
Yellowman - "Police Peggy" (George Phang v. 2) 17 North Parade
Sly and Robbie - "No Touch the Version" (George Phang v. 2) 17 North Parade
Ian J. Cook - "#2" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1) forthcoming
Bostich - "Autobanda" (Nortec Collective: Tijuana Sessions 3) Nacional
Aphex Twin - "Cheetah7B" (Cheetah) Warp - new release!!!
Mind & Matter - "Disco Child" (1514 Oliver Ave.) Numero Group
Pyro & Crosby - "Good Man Down instrumental" (The World is My Hood) - new release!!!
Jerry Harris - "Spreading All Over" (Jah Son Invasion) Wackies
Congo Natty - "Get Ready" (Jungle Revolution) Bid Dada
Smith & Mighty - "U Dub" (Bass Is Maternal) !K7
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Satan's Church of Hypnotized Logic (Bill Laswell Remix)" (Combustication remix e.p.)
Pitch Black - "Melt" (Ape to Angel) Waveform Transmissions
Jamie XX - "The Rest Is Noise" (In Colour) Young Turks
Prince Douglas - "Tribesman Dub" (Dub Root) Wackies Records
Can - "Oh Yeah" (Tago Mago) Spoon
Ziggy Marley - "Start It Up" (ZM) Tuff Gong - new release!!!
Les Sins - "Why" (Michael) Skematics Music 
Afro-influenced Funk Foundation - "Afro Riddim" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
UB40 - "Don't Let It Pass You By" (Present Arms) 
Chuck Foster - "California Dubbin'" (California Dubbin') Catch Me Records - new release!!!
Tortoise - "Gamera" (Obscurata v. 1)

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Dread Zone: Playlist July 18, 2016

Whitefield Brothers - "Sad Nile" (Earthology) 
Billy Cobham - "Snoopy's Search/Red Baron" (Spectrum) 
King Tubby - "Better Version" (100% of Dub) Select Cuts
Ziggy Marley - "Heaven Can't Take It" (S/T) Tuff Gong - new release!!!
Ian J. Cook - "All White Dub" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1) forthcoming
Sugar Minott - "Sometime Girl" (Jah Son Invasion) Wackies
Hortense Ellis - "People Make the World Go Round" (I'm Still In Love With You) Heartbeat
Alton Ellis - "I'll Be Waiting" (I'm Still In Love With You) Heartbeat
Cultural Roots - "Love Feelings (12" mix)" (Hell a Go Pop) Greensleeves
Culture - "See Dem Dub" (Two Sevens Clash deluxe) Shanachie
Afro-Influenced Funk Foundation - "Circles" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Barrington Levy - "Hypocrites" (RAS Portraits) RAS Records
The Orb - "Tower Twenty Three" (Bicycles & Tricycles) Sanctuary Records
Chuck Foster - "Putting Out Dub" (California Dubbin') Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Him Belly No Go Sweet" (Antibalas) Anti Records
24 Carat Black - "The Best of a Good Love Gone" (Gone: The Promise of Yesterday) Numero Group
United Soul Association - "Sticky Boom Boom" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight
Jimi Tenor - "It Happens Every Night" (Europa) Warp
BadBadNotGood - "Structure No 3" (IV) Innovative Leisure - new release!!!


Monday, July 11, 2016

The Dread Zone: July 11, 2016

Pyro and Crosby - "Good Man Down"  (The World is my Hood) - new release!!!
Ian Cook - "Overture and Outro/Unda Mi Sensi/All White Dub" (Orkestra Nervosa v. 1) 
Wayne Jarrett - "True Love/Ranny and Lou" (Chip In) Greensleeves
Master Plan, Inc. - "Something to be Done" (Master Plan, Inc.) Jazzman 
Whitefield Brothers - "Safari Strut" (Earthology) 
Carl Craig - 'Dreamland" (More Songs About Food & Revolutionary Art) Planet E
2562 - "Moog Dub" (Aerial) 
Mad Professor - "Zion" (Dub Me Crazy) RAS Records
Rod Taylor - "Yes We're Gonna Get Over" (Where's the Love Mankind?) Greensleeves
Amnesty - "Can I Help You?" (Free Your Mind) Now Again!
Chuck Foster - "Roll of the Dice Version" (California Dubbin') Catch Me If You Can Records - new release!!!
Innavsion - "Working" (Lifted) Innavision Music - new release!!!
Ian J. Cook - "2" (Orkestra Nervosa v 1)
Return to Forever - "Celebration Suite part 1" (No Mystery)
Rhythm Machine - "You Got Action, You Got Me" (Rhythm Machine) Now Again Records
Cara Stacey - "Theta Waves" (Things That Grow) Kit Records
BadbadNotGood - "Lavender" (IV) Innovative Leisure Records - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Go Je Je" (Government Magic) Anti Records
Dub Spencer and Trance - "Polar" (Physical Echoes) - new release!!!
Smith & Mighty - "Jungle Man Corner" (Bass Is Maternal) 
Saul Williams - "Down for Some Ignorance" (Martyr Loser King) Fader
Lurupean Dub Stars - "Babylon Rules" (Wide Dub 3) 

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Dread Zone: May 23, 2016

Jimi Tenor - "Outta Space" (Intervision) Warp Records
Lowlands Studio Band - "Lizard" (An Alternative History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Sly and Robbie and the Gang - "Tickle Me Version" (Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Morgan Heritage - "Rise and Fall" (Strictly Roots) Morgan Heritage Music
Saul Williams - "Rocket" (Volcanic Sunlight) Columbia
The Roosterz - "The Rooster" (Get On Board) House of Productions
Tony Rebel - "Ungrateful" (Collectors Series 2) Penthouse Records
Dam-Funk - "Keep Looking 2 the Sky" (Toeachizown) Stones Throw Records
Nitty Gritty - "Hog In a Minty" (Turbo Charged)
The Itals - "Brutal Out Deh" (Brutal Out Deh) 
Earth Beat Movement - "You've Got the Fire" (70BPM) - new release!!!
Sofa Surfers - "Twisted Tongue" (See the Light) ESL Records
Tortoise - "Cliff Dweller Society/Didgeridoo" (Gamera/Red, Hot + Indigo...)   

Mellow Mood - "Criminal" (2 the World) - new release!!!
Roy Ayers - "Sweet Tears" (Destination Motherland) Universal
Tony Williams Lifetime - "Vashkar" (Emergency) Verve
Baaba Maal - "Traveller" (Traveller) - new release!!!
Sugar Minott - "Buy Out the Bar" (George Phang v. 2) 17 N. Parade
Jungle Fire - "Firewalker" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Sammy Dread - "In a Man's Heart" (Road Block)
AIFF - "Let It Roll" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Richie Spice - "Can't Stop Loving Jah" (In the Streets to Africa) VP

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Dread Zone: May 16, 2016

Barrington Levy - "Little Children Cry" (RAS Portraits) RAS REcords
Culture - "See Dem Come 12 inch" (Two Sevens Clash) Shanachie Records
24 Carat  Black - "I Begin to Weep" (Gone: the Promise of Tomorrow) Numero Group
Gil Scott-Heron - 'Your Soul or Mine" (I'm New Here) XL
Big Youth - "Waterhouse Rock" (Select Cuts) Blood & Fire Records
Basic Channel - "BC5" (Basic Channel) BCP Records
King Opossum - "Pok Ta Pok, pt. 4" (Wise Dub v. 3) - new release!!!
Mikey Dread - "Armagiddeon Style" (SWALK) Heartbeat Records
The Heptones - "Through the Fire I Come" (Jah Love Rockers) Trojan
Bar Kays - "Holy Ghost" (Best of) Stax Records
Kay Gees - "Killowatt Invasion" (Deep Beat)
Dam Funk - "Flying Ride" (Toeachizown) Stones Thrown Records
Soul Center - "I Know" (III) NovaMute
Itals - "Roll River Jordan" (Give Me Power) Nighthawk
Inna Vision - "Working" (Lifted) - new release!!!
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - "Humble Dub" (Physical Echoes) - new release!!!
Horace Andy - "Raggamuffin" (Natty Dread a Weh She Want) Trojan
Jah Wobble - "Amor" (Take Me To God) 

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Dread Zone: May 9, 2016

Coco Tea - "Come Back" (20 Hits) Dynamic Sounds
Barrington Levy - "Sister Carol 12 inch version" (Englshman) Greensleeves
Boris Gardiner - "Rats in the Ghetto" (Every N***er is a Star) Jazzman Records
Creations Unlimited - "Crystal Illusion" (A History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Inna Vision - "Working" (Lifted) - new release!!!
Soulsavers - "Blackout" (Tough Guys Don't Dance) San Quentin Records
Boscoe - "Now and Den" (Boscoe) Numero Group
Dennis Brown - "Revolution" (Sly & Robbie Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Dub Tek - "Forgotten" (Wise Dub v. 3) Decibel Vibes Records - new release!!!
Don Carlos - "Late Night Blues" (Pure Gold)
Horace Andy - "Raggamuffin" (Natty Dread a Weh She Want) Trojan
Johnny Osbourne - "In Your Eyes" (Never Stop Fighting)
King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - "
Jungle - "Drops" (Jungle) XL Records
Chick Corea/Return to Forever - "Flight of the Newborn" (No Mystery)
Antibalas - "Government Magic" (Government Magic)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Miles Beyond" (Birds of Fire)
Arnie Love & the Lovettes - "Breakout" (Don't Stop: Recording Tap)

Monday, May 2, 2016

The Dread Zone: May 2, 2016

Coco Tea - "Too Much" (20 Tracks of...) Dynamic Sounds
AIFF - "Don't Stop" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Bostich - "Tijuana Bass" (Nortec Collective Tijuana Sessions 3) Nacional Records
Gregory Isaacs - "Since the Other Day" (Lonely Lover)
Amnesty - "Free Your Mind" (Free Your Mind) Now Again Records
King Tubby and Soul Syndicate - "Great Stone" (Freedom Sounds in Dub) Blood and Fire
Lou Bond - "Lucky Me" (Lou Bond) Light in the Attic Records
Shawn Lee & Clutchy Hopkins - "7 Inch" (Fascinating Fingers) Ubiquity
Innerzone Orchestra - "That's What Makes the World Go Round" (Programmed) Planet E
Moodymann - "Rectify" (Black Mahogani 2) KDJ Records
African Stone - "Run Rasta Run" (Don't Call Us Immigrants) 
The Propositions - "Groovin' for the Groove" (Funky Disposition) Luv 'N' Haight
Father's Children - "Kohoutec" (Who's Gonna Save the World) Numero Group
Saul Williams - "Triumph" (Volcanic Sunlight) Columbia
Roots Zombie - "Locomotive" (Unknown Station) - new release!!!
Dub Spencer & Trance Hill - "Hangover In Dub" (Physical Echoes) - new release!!!
Soulsavers - "Blackout" (Tough Guys Don't Dance) San Quentin Recordings
Augustus Pablo - "Credential Instrumental" (Message Music) 
Don Carlos - "Spread Out" (Raving Tonight) 
Love Trio in Dub - "Lover's Rock" (Love Trio In Dub)
DJ Vadim feat. Max Romeo - "Judgment" (Dubcatcher v. 2) - new release!!!
Rhythm & Sound - "Love and Praises/Mash Down Babylon" (See Mi Yah/With Artists) BCP

Monday, April 18, 2016

The Dread Zone: April 18, 2016

AIFF - "Don't Stop" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Roosterz - "The Rooster" (Get On Board) House of Productions - new release!!!
Linval Thompson - "Cool Down Your Temper" (Ride on Dreadlocks) Blood and Fire
Stick Figure - "Mind Block" (Set in Stone) Stick Figure Music - new release!!!
Gregory Isaacs - "One One Cocoa" (Big Youth: Screaming Target) Trojan Records
Matty G - "War" (single)
Masters of Groove - "The Masters of Groove Beat" (Meet DJ-9) Jazzteria
Back to Base - "track 1" (Dub Absolute)
24 Carat Black - "I'll Never Let You Go" (Gone: the Promise of Yesterday) Numero Group
Method of Defiance - "Elijah's Lament" (Jahbulon) MOD Productions
Deliverance Echoes - "Heaven" (A History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Mighty Threes - "Don't Say You Don't Love Version" (Africa Shall Stretch Forth...)
2562 - "Morvern" (Aerial)
Dam-Funk - "Toeachizown" (Toeachizown) Stones Throw
Lou Bond - "That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" (Lou Bond) Light in the Attic
Jimi Tenor - "Moonfolks" (Utopian Dream) 
Cornell Campbell - ' 
Differenz - "Jazz Workshop" (Trip Hop for Jazz Junkies) Shadow Records
Radikal Guru - "No Good" (single)
Burning Spear - "Free Black People" (Spear Burning) 
Billy Cobham - "Spanish Moss 4" (Crosswinds) 
Manessah - "Lik a Nyabinghi" (Step Like Pepper) 
Big Youth - "Screaming Target" (Screaming Target)
Hugh Mundell - "Jacqueline" (Hugh Mundell) 
Gil Scott-Heron - "Your Soul and Mine" (I'm New Here) 

Monday, April 11, 2016

The Dread Zone: April 11, 2016

Mahavishnu Orchestra - "Miles Beyond" (Birds of Fire) 
Isaac Aesili - "Stranjah" (Soulab's New Digi-singles Collection) Soulab
Afro Soul-Tet - "Drumbouie" (Afrodesia) Luv 'N' Haight
The Mighty Imperials - "Duck Hunt" (Thunder Chicken) Daptone
Bushman - "Downtown" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Dr. Israel - "Downpressorman" (Another Day In Babylon) 
Garnet Silk - "Mystic Chant" (Reggae Anthology) Trojan Records
Mike James Kirkland - "The Prophet" (Hang On In There) Luv 'N' Haight
Zonal - "Trench Town" (Quartermass Project) Avalanche Records
Wendy Rene - "Reap What You Sow" (After Laughter Comes Tears) Light in the Attic
Alborosie - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" (Singles) 
24 Carat Black - "The Best of a Good Love Gone" (Gone: The Promise of Yesterday) Numero
MoodyMann- "Pray 4 Love" (Scion Presents)
Skin, Flesh & Bone - "Dub In Blood" (Dub In Blood) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Method of Defiance - "Do Or Die" (Jahbulon) MOD Productions
Protoje - "Criminal" (Ancient Future) - new release!!!
Rhythm & Sound - "See Mi Yah" (See Mi Yah)
Morgan Heritage - "Light It Up" (Strictly Roots) 
Spearhead - "Rebel Music" (Chocolate Supahighway)
Mighty Diamonds - "Pass the Kouchie" (Kouchie Vibes)
Tiken Jah Fakoly - "One Step Forward" (single)
Antibalas - "Talkatif" (Talkatif) 
Heliocentrics and Mulatu Astake - "Anglo Ethio Suite/Addis Black Widow" (Information Inspiration) Strut

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Dread Zone: April 4, 2016

24 Carat Black - "I Begin to Weep" (Gone: The Promise of Yesterday) Numero Group
Lou Bond - "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards" (Lou Bond) Light in the Attic
Black Zenith - "Shango Oba Onina" (Nigeria Special: Volume 2) Sound Way
Sugarman Three - "Funky So-And-So" (Pure Cane Sugar) Daptone Records
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - "Gbrr Mani (Trouble)" (Rise and Shine) Cumbancha Records
Tony Rebel - "Mandela's Story" (Collectors Series 2) Penthouse Records
T.L. Barrett - "Like a Ship" (A History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Soul Center - "26 Chicky Boom" (III) NovaMute
Stick Figure - "Shadow" (Set In Stone) Stick Figure Music - new release!!!
Miles Davis - "Filles De Kilimanjaro" (Filles De Kilimanjaro) Columbia
Gramps Morgan - "Part Time Soldier" (King's Army Resurrection) Ever Easy Music - new release!!!
Butch Cassidy Sound System - "The Putney" (Babylon Central) ESL Records
Herbie Hancock - "Cantaloupe Island" (Secrets)
Maximum Balloon - "Groove Me" (Maximum Balloon) 
AIFF - "Circles/Afro Riddim" (Afro Soul System) Unique Records
Antibalas - "Talkatiff' (Talkatiff) Ninja Tune
Ginger Baker & Tony Allen - "Drum Solo" (Fela Kuti w/ Ginger Baker) 
Arnie Love & the Lovettes - "Invisible Wind" (Don't Stop: Recording Tap) Numero Group
The Clonious - "Lovelights" (Between the Dots) Ubiquity
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - "Unique" (Funk Ain't Ova) Black Plastic Magick - new release!!!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Dread Zone: March 28, 2016

Herbie Hancock - "Doin' It" (Secrets)
Linval Thompson - "12 Tribes of Israel" (Ride on Dreadlocks) Blood & Fire
U-Roy - "Evil Doers" (Rasta Ambassador) Frontline
Peter Tosh - "Nobody's Business" (Singles Collection)
Michael Prophet - "Hurt No One Da Real" (Consciousness) 
Horace Andy - "Pressure" (Everyday People) 
Bad Brains - "Jah Calling" (Attitude) ROIR 
Rob Smith - "Lovage" (Lovage 12 inch)
Barrington Levy - "Cool and Loving" (Here I Come) Greensleeves
Stick Figure - "Choice Is Yours" (Set In Stone) Stick Figure - new release!!!
Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Afrodesia" (Evolution) Blue Note - new release!!!
Roy Ayers - "We Live In Brooklyn, Baby" (Destination Motherland)
Jungle Fire - "Snake Pit" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Lou Bond - "To the Establishment" (Lou Bond) Light in the Attic
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - "Blast It" (Funk Ain't Ova) Black Plastic Magic - new release!!!
Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew Live" (Live at the Filmore) 
Antibalas - "Beaten Metal" (Security) Anti
The Meters - "Sophisticated Sissy" (Best of...) Rhino Records
Chuck Foster - "Poverty" (Looks Like Trouble) Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Thievery Corporation - "Liberation Front" (Richest Man in Babylon) ESL Records


Monday, March 21, 2016

The Dread Zone: March 21,2016

John Holt - "Happy Go Lucky Girl" (I Can't Get You Off My Mind) Heartbeat
The Aggrovators - "I'm Still In Love With You" (Dubbing Studio One Style) Studio One
Saul Williams - "Girls on Saturn" (Volcanic Sunlight) Sony
Damien Marley - "All Night" (Welcome to Jamrock) 
Tony Rebel - "Good People" (Collectors Series 2) Penthouse Records
Jimi Tenor - "Never Say It Out Loud" (Intervision) Warp Records
Dub Gabriel ft. U-Roy - "Liv N Luv" (Liv N Luv)
Roy Ayers - "Running Away" (Destination Motherland) Universal
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - "Set It Off" (Funk Ain't Ova) Black Plastic Magick - new release!!!
Carrie Riley and the Fascinations - "Super Cool" (Florida Funk) Now Again
DJ Krush - "#5 &#6" (Strictly Turntablized) Mo Wax!
Gregory Isaacs - "Thief a Man" (Private Collection)
Miles Davis - "Go Ahead John (excerpt)" (Big Fun)
Reggae Bubblers - "Oh Yabba Yabba" (Oh Yabba Yabba) - new release!!!
Chuck Foster - "Tribute to Alton Ellis" (Looks Like Trouble) Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Peter Tosh - "Why Must I Cry" (Legalize It) Columbia
Antibalas - "Big Man" (Who Is This America?) Rope a Dope
Tony Williams Lifetime - "Sangria for Three" (Emergency) Verve
Basic Channel - "#5" (Basic Channel) BCP
Nightmares on Wax - "Set Me Free (Piano Dub)" (N.O.W. Is the Time) Warp
Mr. Anonymous - "Swing" (Mr. Anonymous) 
Third World - "1865 (96 Degrees in the Shade)" (96 Degrees)



Monday, March 14, 2016

Dread Zone: March 14, 2016

Soulsavers - "Blackout" (Tough Guys Don't Dance) San Quentin Recordings
DJ Spooky - Terradub Invasion" (Songs of a Dead Dreamer) Asphodel
Saul Williams - "Dance" (Volcanic Sunlight) Columbia
Inner Circle - "Forward Jah Jah Children" (Best of...)
Boniche Dub - "Mezelt Ma Jetch Dub" (Boniche Dub) APC Records
Freddie McKay - "Hey Stranger" (Tribal Inna Yard)
Eric Donaldson - "The Way You Do the Things You Do" (Best of...)
Gappy Ranks - "Put the Stereo On" (Put the Stereo On)
Personal Space - "1" (Electronic Soul) Numero Group
Sugar Minott - "The More We Are Together" (Rare Gems)
Kay Gees - "Get On Down" (Deep Beat)
Antibalas - "I.C.E." (Security) Anti
Horace Andy - "Wicked Babylon Must Go Down" (Broken Beats)
Junior Murvin - "Nuclear Boom" (Apartheid) Greensleeves
The Disco Four "Do It Do It" (Stereo MC)
Brooklyn Funk Essentials "Hold It Down" (Funk Ain't Ova)  
Nightmares On Wax "70s/80s" (Mind Elevation)
Emmanuel Jal - "No Bling" (War Child)
Martin Campbell- "Can Better Really Come" (Can Better Really Come)
Thievery Corporation- "Amerimacka" (Cosmic Game)
Alice Coltrane - "Something About John Coltrane" (Journey in Satchinandada)

Monday, March 7, 2016

Dread Zone: March 7, 2016

Mighty Diamonds - "Go Seek Your Rights" (Very Best of...)
Alice Coltrane - "Journey in Satchidananda" (Journey in...)
Jah Wobble - "Amor/Dub" (Take Me To God)
Peter Tosh - "Burial" (Legalize It) 
Sly and Robbie - "Tickle Me Version" (Unmetered Taxi)
Myron and E - "If I Gave You My Love" (Broadway)
Don Carlos - "Cool Johnny Cool" (Deeply Concerned)
Gloria Ann Taylor - "Love Is a Hurtful Thing" (Love Is...) - new release!!!
Mikey Dread - "Armagiddeon Time" (SWALK)
Culture - "Iron Sharpen Iron" (Harder Than the Rest)
Brooklyn Funk Essentials - "Blast It" (Funk Ain't Ova)
Tony Rebel - "Grow Your Locks" (Collector's Series)
DJ Krush - "#8" (Strictly Turntablized)
Roy Porter - "Funky Twitch" (The Story of...)
Richie Spice - "Check Yourself" (Spice in Your Life)
Johnny Osbourne - "Freelance Lover" (Never Stop Fighting) 
Jungle Fire - "Snake Pit" (Tropicoso)
Dennis Brown - "Deliverance Will Come" (Wolf & Leopard)
Dub Syndicate - "No Bad of the Roses" (No Bad of the Roses)
Congo Natty - "Revolution" (Jungle Revolution)
Lou Bond - "Why Must..." (Lou Bond)
Gregory Issacs - "Cool Down the Pace" (Night Nurse)
Wailing Souls - "How Does It Feel" (Firehouse Rock)
Gentleman - "All That You Had" (Confidence) 


Monday, February 29, 2016

The Dread Zone: February 29, 2016

Blue Magic - "Mother Funk" (Mystic Dragons)
Skin, Flesh & Bones - "Skin Dub" (Dub In Blood) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Nightmares on Wax - "Eye Can't See" (Feelin' Good) Warp Records
Brigadier Jerry - "Roots Man Skank" (Rub a Dub Soldiers) 
Love Trio In Dub - "#3" (Love Trio In Dub)
Bloodstone - "Who Has the Last Laugh Now" (Natural High)
Basic Channel - "6" (BCP)
John McLaughlin & Carlos Santana - "A Love Supreme" (Love Devotion Surrender)
Air - "Modular Mix" (Premiers Symptomes) 
Gil-Scott Heron & Jamie XX - "??"
Antibalas - "Dirty Money" (Antibalas)
Blackalicious - "Make You Feel That Way" (Blazing Arrow)
Mikey Dread - "SWALK" (SWALK)
Bo Marley - "Bauhelm" (vs. Disrupt)
Supa Squad - "Come Together" (Supa Squad) - new release!!!
Deep Space Network - "Callacop" (DJ Kicks Black Album)
Mighty Diamonds - "Whole Wide World" (The Very Best)
Fela Kuti - "Monkey Banana"(Monkey Banana)
Soul Center - "Who's My Girl" (III)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sly and Robbie - "Exodub Implosion" (Strip to the Bone) Palm Records
Mighty Diamonds - "No Crying, No Bawling" (Very Best of...) 
Missy Dee and the Melody Crew - "Missy Missy Dee" (Don't Stop, Recording Tap) Numero Group
Roy Ayers - "Hey Uh What You Say" (Destination Motherland)
Spruddy - "Another Night" (One) - new release!!!
John Holt - "Change of Style" (I Can't Get You Off My Mind)
EWF - "Tee Nine Chee" (Open Our Eyes)
Soul Center - "Funky Sterling" (III) NovaMute
Antibalas - "Big Man" (Who Is This America?) Rope a Dope
Jah Wobble - "Amor/Amor Dub" (Take Me to God) Island
Coco Tea - "Reggae Music" (20 Great Hits)'
Gregory Isaacs - "Dealing" (Basic Replay)
Gladiators - "Small Axe" (Symbol of Reality)
Brooklyn Funk Association - "Hold It Down" (Funk Ain't Ova) Black Plastic Magic - new release!!!
Dub Syndicate - "#3" (Murder Tone) On U Sound
Tony Rebel - "Ungrateful" (Collector's Series v. 2) Penthouse Records
Skin Flesh and Bones - "Skin Dub" (Dub In Blood) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
 Black Devil Disco Club - "No Regrets" 
Majestic Arrows 
Scientist
Mind and Matter 

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Dread Zone: February 8, 2016

Earth, Wind & Fire - "Drum Song"/"That's the Way of the World"/"September" (Tribute to Maurice White)
Master Plan, Inc. - "Something to be Done" (Master Plan, Inc.) Jazzman Records
Big Youth - "Marcus Garvey Special" (Dreadlocks Dread) Frontline
Zawose and Brook - "Voices From Home" (Assembly) Real World Records
Skin, Flesh and Bones - "Skin Dub" (Dub In Blood) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Saul Williams - "Down for Some Ignorance" (Martyr Loser King) Fader - new release!!!
Desarie - "Download de Criminal" (Love In Your Meditation) - new release!!!
The Propositions - "Africana" (Funky Disposition) Luv 'N' Haight records
Don Carlos - "Jah Jah Hear My Plea w/ Version" (Deeply Concerned) 
Miles Davis/Bill Laswell - "In a Silent Way" (Panthalassa) 
Boris Gardiner - "Ghetto Funk" (Darker Than Blue) Blood & Fire
Fela Kuti - "Zombie" (Zombie) 
Sugar Minott - "Chant" (Rare Gems) Soul Jazz
Spruddy - "Another Night" (One) - new release!!!
Billy Cobham - "Searching for the Right Door" (Spectrum) 
Jackie Stoudemire - "Guilty" (Don't Stop: RecordingTap) Numero Group
Eugene Blacknell - "Got to Get In a Hurry" (We've Got to Live Together)
DJ Krush - "Yeah" (Strictly Turntablized) 
Eek-a-Mouse - "Too Young To Understand" (Wa Do Dem) Greensleeves
Horace Andy - "Natty Dread a Wuh She Want" (Natty Dread...) Trojan

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Dread Zone: February 1, 2016

Big Youth - "Big Youth Special" (Dreader Than Dread) Frontline
EWF - "Kalimba Story" (Open Our Eyes) Sony
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Satan's Church of Hypnotized Logic" (Combustication e.p.) Blue Note
Willi Williams - "Zion Town" (Messenger Man) Blood and Fire
Scientist & Jammy - "Flash Gordon Meets Luke Skywalker" (Strike Back) Greensleeves
Skin, Flesh and Bone - "Suit Your Dub" (Dub In Blood) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
MoodyMann - "When She (Reprise)" (Black Mahogany 2)
Burning Spear - "Marcus Garvey" (Marcus Garvey) Island
The Tony Williams Lifetime - "Beyond Games" (Emergency) Verve
Michael Prophet - "Youthman" (Gunman) Greensleeves
Antibalas - "N.E.S.T.A." (Afrobeat V. 1)
Bad Brains - "Long Time" (God of Love) Maverick
Derrick Laro and Trinity - "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Hustle: Reggae Disco) Soul Jazz
Jungle Fire - "Village Hustle" (Tropicoso) Nacional
Miles Davis - "Calypso Frelimo" (Get Up With It 2)
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - "2000 Black Got To Be Free"
Budos Band - "Black Venom" (III) Daptone
Spruddy - "Another Night" (One) - new release!!!
Soulsavers - "The Seventh Proof" (Broken)
Nightmares on Wax - "I Am You (Live in Chicago)" (N.O.W. Is the Time) Warp
Billy Cobham - "Searching for the Right Door" (Spectrum)

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Dread Zone: January 25, 2016

Billy Cobham - "Stratus" (Spectrum)
Jungle Fire - "Snake Pit" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Freddie McGregor - "Get Serious" (Big Ship) Greensleeves
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" (I'm New Here) XL Records
Dennis Brown - "Emanuel" (Wolf and Leopard) 17 North Parade
Burning Spear - "Walking/Natural" (Spear Burning) Pressure Sounds Records
Father's Children - "Dirt and Grime" (Who's Gonna Save the World) Numero Group
TV on the Radio - "Ambulance" (Desperate Youth) 
Betty Padgett - "My Eyes Adore You" (Betty Padgett) Luv N Haight
Nightmares on Wax - "70s/80s" (Mind Elevation) 
Red Snapper - "Thomas the Fib" (Loopascoopa) Warp Records
Karriem Riggins - "Ding Dong Bells" (Alone Together) Stones Throw
Antibalas - "Big Man" (Who Is This America?) Rope a Dope Records
Myron and E - "If I Gave You My Love" (Broadway) Stones Throw
Boniche Dub - "Mezelt Ma Jetch Dub" (Boniche Dub) A.P.C.
Thievery Corporation - "Beautiful Drug" (Radio Retaliation) ESL
Soul Center - "I Know" (III) NovaMute
Soulsavers - "Will You Miss Me When I Burn" (Broken) Columbia
Lou Bond - "I'm Still In Love With You/Motherless Child" (Lou Bond) Light In the Attic
MoodyMann - "Heaven" (single) 
Kate Tempest - "The Truth" (Everybody Down) 
24 Carat Black - "I Want To Make Up" (Gone: The Promises of Yesterday) Numero Group