Monday, October 15, 2018

The Dread Zone: October 15, 2018


Horseman - "Clean Reggae Music" (7" single) Reggae Take Over Records - new release!!!
Jah Thomas - "Stereograph Style" (Strong Like Sampson) Hot Milk Records
Alborosie feat. Raging Fyah - "Unforgiven" (Alborosie Meets the Wailers: Unbreakable) Greensleeves - new release!!!
Brother Ah - "Kanifah" (Key To Nowhere) Ikef Records
Maleem Mahmoud Ghania - "Bala Makousa" (The Trance of Seven Colors) Axiom Records
Solomon Jabby - "Minor Prophets In Dub" (Zion Gates) CD Baby Records
Method of Defiance - "Chamber Seven" (Nihon) 
Miles Davis - "Electric Red" (Aura) Columbia Records
Donald Byrd - "Fufu" (Kofi) Blue Note Records
Tomas Dub T - "Ocean Riddim" (Reggae Can Help!) Open Arms Project - new release!!!
King Kong feat. Burro Banton - "Old School" (Repatriation) Irie Ites Records - new release!!!
Black Roots - "Take It" (Take It) Nubian/PIAS Records - new release!!
John Coltrane - "Reverend King" (Cosmic Music) Impulse Records
David Axelrod - "Holy Thursday" (Song of Innocence) Now Again Records
Ron Carter - "A Feeling/Light Blue" (All Blues) CTI Records
Don Cherry - "Universal Mother" (Hear and Now) Atlantic Records
Lutan Fyah - "Guns Get So Prevalent" (single) Irie Sounds International - new release!!!
Steve Reid - "Lions of Juda" (Nova) Universal Sound
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Spirits Up Above" (Volunteered Slavery) Rhino Records

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Dread Zone: October 8, 2018


Koffee - "Raggamuffin" (Global Reggae Charts - October) - new release!!!
Kiddus I - "I try fi dub" (Topsy Turvy) Rubin Rockers - new release!!!
Method of Defiance - "Dark Heat" (Nihon) Rare Noise Records
Seeed - "Stand Up" (Next!)
Dub Terror - "Turn the Tide" (Dub Terror) 
The Temps - "Hum Along and Dance" (Psychedelic Shack) 
King Kong - "Old School (feat. Burro Banton and Pinchers)" (Global Reggae Charts - October) - new release!!!
Techno Animal/Tortoise - "Bionic Beatbox (version)" (vs. Reality) City Slang Records
Dimensional Holofonic Sound (D.H.S.) - "Intergalactic Dub" (Attention Earth People) Tino Corp. 
Tino's Breaks - "Wicked Insane Evil Dub" (Hallowe'en Dub) Tinco Corp.
Solomon Jabby - "Lesous Dub International/Dub the Predator Dead" (Zion Gates) Altarsound Productions
David Axelrod - "The Dr. and the Diamond" (David Axelrod) Mo Wax Records
Eek a Mouse - "Untitled" (Aces International) Greensleeves Records
Linval Thompson - "Fussing and Fighting" (Global Reggae Charts - October) - new release!!!
Oscar Peterson Trio w/ Herb Ellis - "Day by Day" (Hello Herbie) MPS/Polydor Records
Dizzy Gillespie/Sonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt - "Wheatleigh Hall" (Duets) 
Protoje - "Mind of a King" (A Matter of Time) Easy Star Records - new release!!!
McCoy Tyner - "Back Bay Blues" (Land of Giants) Telarc Records
MoodyMann - "ForeverNevermore" (ForeverNevermore) KDJ Records
MoodyMann - "When she follows" (Black Mahogany 2) KDJ Records


Monday, October 1, 2018

The Dread Zone: October 1, 2018


Soul Syndicate - "Guns of Navarone" (Was, Is, and Always) Epiphany Records
Donald Byrd - "The Emperor" (Ethiopian Knights) Blue Note Records
Trinity - "African Princess" (Eye To Eye) Irie Ites Records
Clinton Fearon - "Waiting" (Nice Reggae Chunes) 
Brothers Johnson - "Thunder Thumbs and Lightnin' Licks" (Look Out for No. 1) 
T'Amir - "Back to Abyssinia" (Abyssinia Rise e.p.) Tru Thought - digital new release!!!
Emetarians - "Rescue" (Open Arms Project: Reggae Can Help) Bass Kulcha - digital new release!!!
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Astral Traveling" (Astral Traveling) RCA
Gil Scott-Heron - "The Bottle" (Winter in America) 
Betty Davis - "Walkin Up the Road" (Betty Davis) Light in the Attic Records
Wali and the Afro Caravan - "Hail  The King" (Africa Funk) Harmless Records
Manu Dibango - "Africa Battle" (Africa Funk) Harmless Records
Jimmy McGriff - "Chris Cross" (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records
Luminares - "Mistica" (La Estrella) Dr. Parnassus - digital new release!!!
Yusef Lateef - "Sister Mamie" (Live at Pep's) Impulse Records
Bei Bei and Shawn Lee - "Purple River" (Year of the Funky) Legere Recordings
Kiddus I - "Teach Me What You Know Dub" (Topsy Turvy) Rubin Rockers - digital new release!!!
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "What's Goin' On/Mercy Mercy Me" (Blacknuss) Atlantic Records
The Group - "Feedback" (Psych Funk 101) World Psychedelic Funk Classics
The Congos - "Some a Thief" (Cock Mouth Kill Cock) Explorer Recordings
Freddie McGregor - "Don't Play the Fool" (Big Ship) Greensleeves Records
Protoje - "Lessons" (A Matter of Time) Easy Star Records - new release!!!
Fatback - "Snake" (Fired Up 'N' Kickin) Polydor Records
The Dynamics - "Dum De Dum" (First Landing) Hacktone Records
Phillip Fullwood - "Africa Rock" (Word in Dub) Pressure Sounds - digital new release!!!
Cymande - "Fug" (Cymande) Janus Records


Monday, September 24, 2018

The Dread Zone: September 24, 2018


Possession (aka Bill Laswell) - "Rainfall" (Africa Dub) Sub Meta Records
Don Carlos - "Rivers of Babylon" (Jah Light) 
Prince Far I - "Under Heavy Manners" (Trojan Roots Box Set) Trojan Records
Techno Animal feat. Dr. Israel - "Interplanetary War Chant" (Radio Hades) Force Inc. Music
Tommy McCook & the Supersonics - "Progressive Reggay" (Real Cool) Trojan Records
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - "The Battle of Tokyo" (Glorious) Nacional Records - new release!!!
Alice Coltrane - "Turiya and Ramakrishna" (Ptah, the El Daoud) Impulse Records
McCoy Tyner - "Contemplation" (The Real McCoy) Impulse Records
Free Radicals - "Checkpoint" (No State Solution) - new release!!!
Mighty Tom Cats - "Dance Girl" (Soul Makossa) Paul Winley Records
Kiddus I - "Dub Not Over" (Topsy Turvy) - new release!!!
Emmanuel Jal - "We Fall" (The Key) 
24 Carat Black - "Food Stamps" (Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth) Stax Records
Antibalas - "World Without Fear" (Talkatif) Ninja Tune Records
Prince Buster - "Earthquake" (Fabulous: Greatest Hits) Soul Jazz Records
Protoje - "Mind of a King" (A Matter of Time) Easy Star Records - new release!!!
KBong - "Awake" (Easy to Love You) - new release!!!
Miles Davis - "Little Stuff" (Filles de Kilimanjaro) Columbia Records
Rhythm Machine - "Put a Smile on Time" (Rhythm Machine) Now Again Records!
Eugene Blacknell - "Wah Wah Funk" (We Can't Take Life For Granted) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Nanny of the Maroons" (Your Queen is a Reptile) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Sun Ra - "Discipline" (Space is the Place) Impulse Records
Charles Mingus - "Reincarnation of a Lovebird" (The Clown) Atlantic Records

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Dread Zone: September 17, 2018


Lee "Scratch" Perry & the Upsetters - "Come Along" (Chapter 1)
Don Carlos & Gold - "Them Say (version)" (Prison Oval Clash) Tamoki Wambesi Dove 
Dennis Brown - "Run Too Tuff" (The Best of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years) Heartbeat
Free Radicals - "Space Witch (Dub Remix)" (No State Solution) - new release!!!
John Holt - "Happy Go Lucky Girl" (I Can't Get You Out of Mind) Heartbeat Records
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids - "Message to My People" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records
William Onyeabor - "Something You Will Never Forget" (Who is William Onyeabor?) Luaka Bop
Herbie Hancock - "Palm Grease" (Thrust) Columbia Records
Hyvat ja Paarhat - "Rub a Dub Sound" (Funky Kingston) Playground Music - new release!!!
Richie Spice feat. Joe Hill - "Digital Days" (In the Streets to Africa) VP Records
Albert Aylers - "Masonic Inborn" (Live on the Riveria) ESP Music
SJOB Movement - "Odiaria" (Friendship Train) Culture of Sound Records
LKJ - "Brain Smashing/Victorious Dub" (LKJ in Dub) 
Duke Ellington - "Money Jungle" (Money Jungle) 
Protoje - "A Matter of Time" (A Matter of Time) Easy Star Records - new release!!!
Ziggy Marley - "Beach in Hawaii" (Love is My Religion) Cooking Vinyl Records
Kiddus I - "Dub of Life" (Topsy Turvy Dub) - new release!!!
Bobbi Humphrey - "Satin Doll" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Return to Forever - "Dayride" (No Mystery) 
Sun Ra - "Aiethopia" (The Nubians of Plutonia) Saturn Records
World's Experience Orchestra - "Nine Degrees and Cold" (As Time Flows On) Now Again Records
Septimus - "Party Yall" (We Want a Piece of the Pie) Culture of Sound Records - new release!!!
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Blacknuss" (Blacknuss) 

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Dread Zone: September 10, 2018

Cedric "Congo" Myton - "Children Crying" (Inna de Yard) Inna de Yard
Linton Kwesi Johnson - "Shocking Dub/Iron Bar Dub" (LKJ in Dub)
Koffee - "Raggamuffin" (Raggamuffin) Frankie Music
Emmanuel Jal - "Dollar" (The Key) Gatwitch Records
I Mo Jah - "I've Been Hurt" (Rockers in the Land of Reggae) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
McCoy Tyner - "Celestial Chant" (Trident) Concord/Decca Records
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Freaks for the Festival" (The Case of the 3rd Sided Dream) Atlantic
Don Carlos & Gold - "Never Run Away" (Prison Oval Clash)
Brother Jack McDuff - "Hunk o Funk" (Pulp Fusion: Fully Loaded) 
Capital Letters - "The Roots" (Judgment Day) Sugar Shack Records - new release!!!
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark" (Your Queen is a Reptile) Impulse - new release!!
Donald Byrd - "Wind Parade" (Places and Spaces) Blue Note Records
Trinity - "Genocide" (Eye to Eye) Irie Ites Records
Brother Ah - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere) Ikef Records
Sun Ra - "Blue Soul" (Night of the Purple Moon) Saturn Research
Bohannon - "Foot Stompin Music" (The Best of...) Rhino Records
Abyssinians - "Black Man's Strain" (Satamassagana)
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" (I'm New Here) XL Records
Carol Cool - "Upside Down" (Hustle: Reggae Disco) Soul Jazz Records
Soothsayers - "Good Vibration" (Tradition) Wa Wa 45 - new release!!!
Ornette Coleman - "Focus on Sanity" (The Shape of Jazz to Come) Atlantic
J.J. Johnson - "Groovin" (Rudy Van Gelder Edition Sampler) Blue Note

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Dread Zone: September 3, 2018


Freddie McKay - "Peace in the Garden" (A Lonely Man) Dynamic Sounds
Dawn Penn - "You Don't Love Me (No No No) Remix" (You Don't Love Me (No No No) VP Records
Horace Andy - "Let's Live On Love" (Dance Hall Style) Wackies Records
Sounds of Liberation - "Billie One" (Sounds of Liberation)
Junior Reid - "Chanting" (Firehouse Clash) Live & Learn CD
Cee-Mix - "Comm Unique Ation" (DJ Kicks: Rockers Hi-Fi Black Album) !K7
Moodymann - "The Thief That Stole My Sad Days" (Forevernevermore) PeaceFrog Records
Jimmy Smith - "Slow Down Sagg" (Root Down) Verve Records
Lonnie Smith - "Peace of Mind" (Live at Club Mozambique)
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Nanny of the Maroons" (Your Queen is a Reptile) Impulse! - new release!!!
Charles Bradley and the Inversions - "Whatcha Doin'" (single) Daptone Records - new release!!!
T'Amir - "Randall in Addis" (Abyssinia e.p.) Tru Thought Records - new release!!!
Donald Byrd - "Change" (Places and Spaces) Blue Note Records
Betty Padgett - "Sugar Daddy part 2" (Betty Padgett) Luv 'N' Haight
Fela Kuti & Roy Ayers - "Africa - Center of the World" (Music of Many Colors) Celluloid Records
Mystic Bowie - "Burning Down the House" (Talking Dreads) MTMB Entertainment - new release!!!
Automaton - "Port of Entry" (
Soul Syndicate - "Just Another Girl" (As Is and Always)
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions" (Expansions)

Monday, August 27, 2018

The Dread Zone: August 27, 2018


Joe Higgs and Jimmy Cliff - "Sound of the city/City sound dub " (single) 
Steel Pulse - "Chant a psalm" (Smash Hits)
Thievery Corporation - "State of the Union" (Richest Man in Babylon) ESL Records
Ziggy Marley - "Water and Oil" (Free Like We Want To B") Elektra Records
Sly and the Revolutionaries w/ Jah Thomas - "Acapulco Gold" (Black Ash) Trojan Records
Gentleman's Dub Club - "Fire" (Open Your Eyes)
Captain Sinbad - "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger" (The Seven Voyages of Captain Sinbad) Greensleeves
Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie - "Salt Peanuts" (The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall) Debut Records
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark" (Your Queen is a Reptile) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Congo Natty - "Get Ready" (Jungle Revolution) Big Dada Records
Systemwide - "Dub Plate" (Live at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal) BSI Records
Don Carlos - "Them Say (Version)" (Prison Oval Clash) Tamoki Records
Phillip Fullwood - "Africa Rock" (Word In Dub) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
Coleman Hawkins - "You're Blase'" (The Genius of Coleman Hawkins) Verve Records
Jimmy Smith - "Sagg Shootin' His Arrow" (Root Down) Verve Records
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids - "Message to My People" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records
Don Cherry - "Universal Mother" (Here and Now)
Ahmad Jamal Trio - "The Awakening" (The Awakening) Impulse Records
Steve Reid - "Lion of Juda" (Nova) 
T'Amir - "Randall in Addis" (Abyssinia e.p.) Tru Thought Records - new release!!!
Philip Cohran Heritage Ensemble - "Motherhood" (On the Beach) Kelan Zulu Productions

Monday, August 20, 2018


Thievery Corporation - "San San Rock/Guidance" (Treasures from the Temple) ESL
Whitefield Brothers - "Prowlin'" (In the Raw) Now Again Records
Cymande - "Brothers on the sly" (Cymande)
Roy Ayers -
Soft Machine - "M.C." (5)
Te'Amir - "Habesha" (Abyssinia e.p.) Tru Thought Records - new release!!!
Hustle
Steel Pulse
Thievery
Mulutu Astake & Heliocentrics
Coco Tea
Willi Williams
Sons of Kemet

Monday, August 13, 2018


T-Amir - "Habesha" (Abbysinia) Tru Thought - new release
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Nanny of the Maroons" (Your Queen s a Reptile) Impulse!
African Head Charge -"One Destination" (In Pursuit of Shashamane Land) On U Sound
I Roy - "I Trust You" (Touting I Self) Heartb
St. Germain -"Montego Bay Spleen" (Tourist) Blue Note
Yabby You - "Beware" 
Dr. Israel - "Tomorrow" (Next Step)
Grandmaster Flash - "Scorpio" (The Message) Sanctuary Records
Charles Mingus - "The Clown" (The Clown) 
Ziggy Marley - "Rebellion Rises" (Rebellion Rises) 
Maurice McIntyre - "In the Light of the Creator" (In the Light of the Creator) 
Septimus - "Take Love Where You Find It" (We Want a Piece of the Pie) Deano Records
Betty Davis - "Git In There" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic
Mighty Diamonds - "Right Time" (I Need a Roof)
Damon - "Don't You Feel Me?" (
Antibalas - "Gold Rush" (Daptone) 
Slave - "Baby Sinister" (The Hardness of the World) 
Mutabaruka - "Check It" (Check It)
Manessah - "Do Right" 

Monday, August 6, 2018

The Dread Zone - August 6, 2018


Jimmy McGriff - "The Bird Wave" (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records
Jupiter and Okwess - "Hello" (Kin Sonic) Zamora Label - new release!!!
Earth and Stone - "False Rulers" (Kool Roots) Pressure Sounds
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Mamie Phipps Clark" (Your Queen is a Reptile) Impulse! - new release!!!
Agrovators - "Two Face Rasta Dub" (Rasta Dub 76) Attack Records
World's Experience Orchestra - "Rain" (As Time Flows On) Now Again Records!
Culture - "Holy Mt. Zion" (Harder Than the Rest) FrontLine Records
Cornell Campbell - "Bandolo Disco Style" (The Inspector General) 
Duke Ellington
Don Cherry - "Brown Rice" (Brown Rice) 
Ziggy Marley - "Rebellion Rises" (Rebellion Rises)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Blacknuss" (Blacknuss) 
Maurice McIntyre - "Humility in the Light of the Creator (alternate)" (Humility....) 
John Coltrane - "Nature Boy" (Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album) Impulse! - new release!!!
King Tubby - "Zion Gate Dub" (Dub Chill Out) Music Chill Out
Bobbi Humphrey - "Blacks and Blues" (Blacks and Blues) Blue Note Records
Dub Funk Association - "Dance a Yard" (Sounds of the Heavyweight) Tanty Records
Smith and Mighty - "Jungle Man Corner" (Bass Is Maternal) !K7
Rob Smith - "Lovage" (single) 
Matty G - "War" (single) 
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Flat Tire" (Radiolarians 2) 
Irie Miah and the Massive Vibes - "Times of Trouble" (Times of Trouble) Gemelo Records - new release!!!

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 30, 2018


Donald Byrd - "The Little Rasti" (Ethiopian Knights) Blue Note Records
Terrance Blanchard - "Confident Selflessness" (Breathless) Blue Note Records
Sir Coxsone Sound - "Live and Love" (King of the Dub Rock v. 1 & 2) Tribesman Records
Charles Wright and the 103rd St. Watts Rhythm Band - "Comment (if all men are truly brothers)" (In the Jungle Babe) Warner Brothers
Gil Scott-Heron - "Spirits" (Spirits) TVT Records
Gregory Isaacs - "Coming Home" (The Lonely Lover) 
Prince Douglas - "North of the Border Dub" (Dub Roots) Wackies Records
Jezzreel - "Love of My Life" (Great Jah Jah) Wackies Records
Blackalicious - "As the World Turns" (Nia) Quannum
Seeed - "Respectness" (Music Monks) 
Roots Noir - "Dub 'N'" (Elevate) Independent - new release!!!
Lagrimas de Sangre - "La Gente" (single) - new release!!!
Michael Prophet - "Righteous are the Conqueror" (Righteous are the Conqueror) Greensleeves
Ron Carter Quartet - "Three Little Words" (Piccolo) Milestone Records
Nightmares on Wax - "195lb" (Thought So) Warp Records
Thievery Corporation - "Destroy the Wicked" (Treasures from the Temple) ESL Records - new release
Miles Davis - "Honky Tonk" (Get Up With It) Columbia Records
Papa Levi - "Me No Care" (Birth of Dancehall: Black Solidarity 1976-79) Kingston Sounds
Irie Miah and the Massive Vibes - "Times of Trouble" (Times of Trouble) Gemelo Records - new release!!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 16, 2018


Irie Miah and the Massive Vibes - "Times of Trouble" (Times of Trouble) Gemelo Records - new release!!!
Billy Rockwell - "Cyan" (Northern Faction 4) Balanced Records
Capital Letters - "The Roots" (Judgment Day) Sugar Shack Records - new release!!!
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Dollar Pants" (Radiolarians 2) Indirecto Records
Lagrimas de Sangre - "La Gente" (Viridarquia) Kasba Records - new release!!!
Detroit Sex Machines - "Let's Rap Together" (Searching for Soul) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "Me and the Devil" (I'm New Here) XL Records
Lyman Woodard Organization - "Saturday Night Special" (Saturday Night Special) Strata Records
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "The Entertainer (Blues Style)" (The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) 
Big Youth - "The Killer" (Screaming Target) Trojan Records
Sun Ra - "Seen 3, Took 4" (Solar Myth Approach 1) 
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "An Angel Fell" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records
Bobbi Humphrey - "Just a Love Child" (Blacks and Blues) Blue Note Records
Charles Mingus - "Tonight at Noon" (The Clown) Atlantic Records
Duke Ellington - "Money Jungle" (Money Jungle) United Artists
Don Cherry - "Eternal Rhythm 1" (Eternal Rhythm)
Richie Spice - "Rise" (Gideon Boot) VP Records
Makers - "Don't Challenge Me" (Personal Space: Electronic Soul) Chocolate Industries
Roots Noir - "Funk 'N' Skankin" (Elevate) Independent - new release!!!
Steve Reid Ensemble - "Don't Look Back" (Daxaar) Domino Records
*****
Psychedelic Furs Interview

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 9, 2018


Dennis Brown - "Revolution" (Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Sly & Robbie - "Revolution version" (Unmetered Taxi) Pressure Sounds
Fela Kuti - "Shakara" (Black President) Universal
Bingy Bunny - "Give Me Power" (Me and Jane) CTV International 
Scientist and Prince Jammy - "Round One" (Big Showdown) 
Hopeton Lewis - "Testify" (Tribute to Peckings) 17 N. Parade - new release!!!
World's Experience Orchestra - "The Prayer" (As Time Flows On) Now Again Records
The Resonators - "Why I (Discomix)" (Something Special) Wah Wah 45s - new release!!!
Nightmares on Wax - "Deep Shadows" (Deep Shadows e.p.) Warp Records - new release!!!

E. New York Ensemble - "Bent El Jerusalem" (At the Helm) Folkways Records
Ja Man All Stars - "Dub Zone/Danger Version" (In the Dub Zone) Blood and Fire Records
Steel Pulse - "Earth Crisis" (Smash Hits)
Chicago Underground Duo - "The Unique Container/Tram Transfer Nine" (Synesthesia) Thrill Jockey Records
The Soft Machine - "So Boot If At All" (One) Sony
Soothsayers - "Sleepwalking (Black Man's Cry)" (Tradition) Wah Wah 45s - new release!!!
Medeski, Martin and Wood - "Seven Deadly" (Tonic) Blue Note Records
Bobbi Humphrey - "New York Times" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Don Cherry - "Universal Mother" (Hear and Now) Atlantic Records

Monday, July 2, 2018

The Dread Zone: July 2, 2018


Pagoda Sound System - "Aggro Dub Version" (Pagoda Dub System) 
King Kong - "Hot Pop Love" (King Kong/Nitty Gritty: Musical Confrontation) Jammy's Records
Junior Murvin - "Roots Train" (Police and Thieves) Island Music
Antibalas - "Go Je Je" (Government Magic) Anti Records
Fela Kuti - "Unnecessary Begging" (Underground Spiritual Game) Quannum Records
Weeding Dub - "Dubwise Forever and More" (Another Night, Another Day) 
Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix - "Great Escape" (
Gil Scott-Heron - "Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb and Blind)" (Bridge) Soul Brother Records
Charles Mingus - "The Clown" (The Clown) Atlantic Records
Betty Davis - "Git In There" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic Records
Roots of Creation - "Row Jimmy Row" (Grateful Dub) Roots of Creation - new release!!!
Anthony B - "Whip Them Jah Jah" (Tired of Sleeping in the Rain) 
Albert Ayler - "Ghosts" (Spiritual Unity) 
Ranking Joe - "Dub Plate Special" (Gotcha Covered) Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Don Cherry - "Surrender Rose" (Hear and Now) 
Bobbi Humphrey - "Fun House" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Donald Byrd - "Slop Jar Blues" (Black Byrd) Blue Note Records
Mystic Bowie - "Once in a Lifetime" (Talking Dreads) MTMB Entertainment - new release!!!
Musi-o-Tunya - "Give Love To Your Children" (Give Love....) Now Again Records
Lloyd Miller & Heliocentrics - "Sunda Sunset" (OST) 
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "High Heel Sneakers" (The Case of the 3 Sided Dream....)

Monday, June 25, 2018

The Dread Zone: June 25, 2018


John Zorn - "Koryojang" (Taboo and Exile) Tzadik Records
Manasseh and Natty P - "Skenga 12"" (Dub Plate Style 1990-99) Hammerbass Records
Mystic Bowie - "Burning Down the House" (Talking Dreads) MTMB Entertainment - new release!!!
Tribal Seeds - "Vampires" (Roots Party) Tribal Seeds Music - new release!!!
Johnny Osbourne - "Give A Little Love" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Steel Pulse - "Ravers" (True Democracy) 
Back to Base - "3" (Five) 
Jimmy McGriff - "Bird Wave" (Electric Funk) Blue Note Records
Restroy - "Close" (Restroy) 1980 Records - new release!!!
Low End Dub Meets Marcus I - "Natural High Dub" (Creation Steppers) - new release!!!
Ron Carter - "Django" (Blues Farm) 
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records - new release!!!
Richie Spice - "World Crisis" (Gideon Boot) VP
Mighty Diamonds - "Have Mercy" (I Need a Roof)
Brother Ah - "The Void" (Key to Nowhere) 
Empress Akua - "Don't Stay Away (Phyllis Dillon cover)" (Gotcha Covered) Catch Me Time Records - new release!!!
Zara McFarlane - "Fussin' and Fighting" (Arise) Brownswood Recordings
Steve Reid and the Legendary Master Brotherhood - "Lion of Juda" (Nova) Universal Sound
Pharaohs - "Freedom Road" (Awakening) Luv 'N Haight Records
Donald Byrd - "The Dude" (Electric Byrd) Blue Note Records
King Britt Presents Sister Gertrude Morgan - "Take the Lord Along With You" ((Sister Gertrude Morgan) Ropeadope Records
Nortec Collective - "Don Loope" (Tijuana Sessions v. 3) Nacional Records
Black Devil Disco Club - "No Regrets" (Black Devil Disco Club) 


Monday, June 18, 2018

The Dread Zone: June 18, 2018


Horace Andy - "Black Cinderella" (singles)
Ras Michael and Sons of Negus - "Truth & Right" (Rastafari Dub) ROIR Records
Jimi Castor Bunch - "Bad" (It's Just Begun) Camden Deluxe 
Low End Dub - "Creation Sax/Dub Creation" (Creation Stepper) - new release!!!
Albert Ayler - "Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe" (Live on the Riviera) ESP Disks
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Blacknuss" (Blacknuss) Atlantic Records
Prince Far I - "A Message/The Visitor" (Cry Tuff Dub Encounter 1 & 2)
Willie Hutch - "In and Out" (The Best Of...) 
Steel Pulse - "Steppin' Out" (Earth Crisis)
Dub Syndicate - "Wadada" (Stoned Immaculate) On U Sound
Don Cherry - "Universal Motherhood" (Hear & Now) Atlantic Records
Anthony B - "Life Is a Lesson" (Tired of Sleeping in the Rain) - new release!!!
Lloyd Miller + Heliocentrics - "Spiritual Jazz" (OST) Strut Records
The Orb - "Tower 23" (Bicycles & Tricycles) Sanctuary Records
Donald Byrd - "Flight Time" (Black Byrd) 
Sonny Sharrock - "Who Does She Hope To Be?" (Ask the Ages) Axiom Records
Tribal Seeds - "Vampires" (Roots Party) Tribal Seeds Productions - new release!!!
Indecka - "Push Higher" (Great and Mighty Riddim) All Spikes Production - new release!!!
Steve Reid feat. Legendary Master Brotherhood - "Free Spirits - Unknown" (Nova) 
Maurice McIntyre - "Suite: Ensemble Fate" (Humility in the Light of Creator) Delmark Records

Thursday, June 14, 2018



Don Carlos - "Deeply Concerned" (Deeply Concerned) Don Carlos International 
Bunny Lee - "None Shall Escape Dub" (Rasta '76 Dub) Attack Records
The Congos - "Fisherman (Transglobal Underground Dub)" (Select Cut Presents Blood & Fire) Select Cuts Records
Karl Hector and the Malcouns - "Followed Path" (Sahara Swing) Now Again Records
Mulatu Astatke - "Asiyo Bellema" (New York, London, Addis: The Story of Ethio Jazz) Strut Records
Deep Space Network - "Callacop" (DJ Kicks: Rockers Hi-Fi, The Black Album) !K7 Records
Thievery Corporation - "Guidance" (Treasures from the Temple) ESL Records - new release!!!
Roots of Creation - "Fire on the Mountain" (Grateful Dub) Roots of Creation Productions - new release!!!
Miska - "More Greens" 
Here Lies Man - "Here Lies Man" (Here Lies Man) Riding Easy Records
Coco Tea - "Lost My Sonia" (20 Tracks of Coco Tea) Sonic Records
Philip Cohran Ensemble - "Motherhood" (On the Beach) Zulu Entertainment
Duke Ellington - "Fleurette Africaine" (Money Jungle) Blue Note Records
Michael Prophet - "Love and Unity" (Gunman) Greensleeves Records
Bobbi Humphrey - "My Little Girl" (Blue Breakbeats) Blue Note Records
Black Uhuru - "Android Rebellion" (The Dub Factor) Island Records
Mungo's Hi Fi - "Amsterdam" (single) Scotch Bonnet Records
Bim Sherman - "Lightning and Thunder" (Single) Scotch Bonnet Records - new release!!!
Steve Reid Ensemble - "Daxaar" (Daxaar) Domino Records

Resonators - "Something Special" (Something Special single) - new release!!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Dread Zone: June 4, 2018


Horace Andy - "Pure Ranking (12 inch)" (Singles Collection)
DJ Spooky v. Scanner - "Kybernetes" (The Quick & the Dead) Sulphur Records
New Age Steppers - "Some Love" (Foundation Steppers) On U Sound
DJ Spooky v. Scanner - "Guanxi" (The Quick & the Dead) Sulphur Records
Daddy Freddy Meets The Rootsman - "The Snake The Rat" (Old School, New School) BSI Records
Bim Sherman - "Lightning & Thunder" (Lightning & Thunder/Thunderclap) Scotch Bonnet - new release!!!
Lyman Woodard Organization - "Saturday Night Special (Lost alternative mix)" (Saturday Night Special) Strata Records
Steve Reid - "Lions of Juda" (Nova) Mustevic Sound
Nightmares on Wax - "Deep Shadows" (Deep Shadows e.p.) Warp Records - new release!!!
Billy Cobham - "2" (Total Eclipse)
Pitch Black - "Transient Transmission" (WAveform Transmissions v. 2) Waveform
Rhythm & Sound - "Mash Down Babylon" (w/ the artists) Asphodel
Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet - "Primitive Jupiter" (Stellar Pulsations) Delmark Records
Donald Byrd - "Lansana's Priestess" (Street Lady) Blue Note Records
Thievery Corporation - "San San Rock" (Treasures From the Temple) ESL Records - new release!!!
Bobbi Humphrey - "Blacks and Blues" (Blue Break Beats) Blue Note Records
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids - "An Angel Fell" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records
Mikey Dread - "Warrior Stylee" (World War III)
Mad Professor - "Fast Forward Into Dub" (Who Know the Secret of the Master Tape) Ariwa Records
Fela Kuti - "Trouble Sleep" (The Underground Spiritual Game) Quannum Records
Pharoah Sanders - "Black Unity" (Black Unity)

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Dread Zone: May 28, 2018


Don Carlos - "Deeply Concerned" (Deeply Concerned) Don Carlos International
Bunny Lee - "Fatty Boom Boom Dub" (Rasta Dub 76) Attack Records
Dub Syndicate - "Walking in Jerusalem" (Echomania) On U Sound 
Charles Mingus - "Haitian Fight Song" (Mingus Anthology) Atlantic Records
Charles Mingus - "Goodbye Pork Pie" (Mingus Anthology) Atlantic Records
The Gladiators "3" (Studio 1 Singles) 
Jimmy McGriff "The Bird Wave" (Electric Funk) Blue Note
Brass Construction "Walkin' the Line" (Golden Classics) Collectables Records Corp.
Black Ship "Vampire On the Beach" (On the Sea EP) new release
Gill Scott-Heron "Save the Children" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) RCA
Sun Ra "Hidden Spheres" 
Afterthematics "Black Dust" (Instrumental) Sub Rosa
Slave "Baby Sinister" (Hardness of the World) 
Linton Kwesi Johnson "Dread Beat An' Blood" (Dread Beat An' Blood)
Eric Showboy Akaeze & His Royal Ericos "We Dey Find Money" (Nigeria Afrobeat Special)
Rim Kwaku Obeng "The Funky Drummer" (Rim Arrives)
Roots Manuva meets Wrongtom "Rebuff" (Duppy Writer)
Meat Beat Manifesto "I Hold the Mic" (Autoimmune)
Barrington Levy "Mary Long Tongue" (Robin Hood)
Money Mark - "The Grade" (Mark's Keyboard Repair) Mo Wax
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Expansions" (Expansions) 

Monday, May 21, 2018

The Dread Zone: May 21, 2018


Lynton Kwesi Johnson - "Song of Blood" (Dread Beat An' Blood) Frontline Records
Jah Wobble - "4" (Elevator Music) 30 Hertz Records
Chicago Underground Duo - "Zagreb" (Slon) Thrill Jockey Records
Sir Coxsone Sound - "Bower Dub" (Kind of Dub Rock 2) Greensleeves
Gregory Isaacs - "Helping Hand" (Lonely Lover) Tad's Records
Ghetto Priest - "Come Now" (Chainstore Massacre) On U Sound
DJ Krush - "9" (Turntablized) Mo Wax Records
Heliocentrics & Mulatu Astatke - "An Epic Story" (Inspiration Information) Strut Records
Miles Davis - "Great Expectations (excerpt)" (Big Fun) Columbia
Resonators - "Why I (discomix)" (Something Special/Why I) Wha Wha 45s - new release!!!
Dub Syndicate - "Ravi Shankar" (Classic Selection v. 1) On U Sound
William Onyeabor - "Atomic Bomb" (Who Is William Onyeabor) Luaka Bop
Barrington Levy - "Be Strong" (Here I Come) Universal
Michael Henderson - "Whip It" (Goin' Places) 
Coco Tea - "I've Got To Love You" (20 Tracks) Sound Sonic
Slave - "Volcano Rupture" (The Hardness of the World) 
United Soul Association - "Sticky Boom Boom" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Nightmares on Wax - "Deep Shadows (Moodymann Mix)" (Deep Shadows Remix e.p.) Warp Records - new release!!!
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Anonymous Skulls" (End of the World Party) Blue Note Records
Sacred System - "Driftwork" (Nagual Site)
Thievery Corporation - "Music to Make You Stagger" (Treasures from the Temple) ESL - new release!!!

Monday, May 14, 2018

The Dread Zone: May 14, 2018


Barrington Levy - "Strange" (Here I Come) Universal
Keith Hudson - "Highter Heights Dub 2" (Brand) On U Sound
Mikey Dread - "World War 3" (World War 3) Mikey Dread
Pharoahs - "Damballa" (Awakening) Luv 'N' Haight
Kool & the Gang - "Jitterbugs" (Kool Funk Essentials) E Music
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Seven Deadlies" (Tonic) 
Dub Syndicate - "Gypsy Magic" (Hard Food) On U Sound
Alton Ellis - "I'm Still In Love With You" (Dance Crasher) - new release!!!]
Gil Scott-Heron - "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) 
B.T. Express - "You Got It, I Want It" (Nonstop)
Chicago Underground Trio - "Kite" (Slon) Thrill Jockey
Maze - "Happy Feelin's" (Maze)
Thievery Corporation - "Guidance" (Treasures From the Temple) ESL - new release!!!
Charlie Chaplin - "Entertainer" (Dancehall Explosion) 
Alborosie - "Everything" (Freedom & Fyah) 
Benjamin Zephaniah - "Things We Say" (Naked) 
Jah Stitch - "African People" (Original Raggamuffin) 
Return to Forever - "Flight of the Newborn" (No Mystery) 

Monday, May 7, 2018

The Dread Zone: May 7, 2018


Scientist - "Life" (Dub Landing v. 1 and 2) 
Demon Fuzz - "Message to Mankind" (Afreaka!) Esoteric Records
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - "Jah Warriors" (Duppy Writers) Big Dada Records
Bohannon - "Funky Reggae" (The very best of...) Rhino
Survival - "Ripples" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Jah Sun - "Guess Who?" (Between the Lines) Sugar Cane Records - new release!!!
Medeski Martin & Wood - "Mami Gato" (End of the World Party) Blue Note Records
Benjamin Zephaniah - "Rong Radio" (Naked) One Little Indian
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Bohemian Grove" (At the Center) Thirsty Ear
Lyman Woodard Organization - "Cheeba" (Saturday Night Special) Strata Records
Jimmy Castor Bunch - "L.T.D." (It's Just Begun) BMG
Papa Levi - "Me No Care" (Birth of Dancehall 1976-79)
Dry and Heavy - "Less Is More Version" (Full Contact) 
Prince Far I - "Ogun Dub" (Cry Tuff)
Mulatu Astake - "
Willie Hutch - "Theme from Foxy Brown" (Best of)
Soft Machine - "Snodland" (7) 
Jay Douglas - "Hallelujah" (Lover's Paradise) Megacity Music - new release!!!
Top Drawer - "Song of a Sinner" (Forge Your Own Chains) Now Again Records!

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 30, 2018


Musical Youth - "Yard Stylee" (Different Style) MCA Records
Soul Syndicate - "Dub a Long" (Dub Classics) Jamaican Records
Jahson - "Hold Strong" (Reggae Gathering) Tuff Gong Records
The Pharoahs - "Black Enuff" (Awakening) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Mandrill - "Fencewalk" (Composite Truth) Polydor Records
Roots of Creation - "Casey Jones" (Grateful Dub) Roots of Creation Records - new release!!!
Roots Manuva - "Styles Dub" (Dub Come Save Me) Big Dada Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "New York Is Killing Me" (I'm New Here) XL Recordings
St. Germain - "Montego Bay Spleen" (Tourist) Blue Note Records
Nomo - "Better Than That" (Nomo) Ypsilanti Records
Big Youth - "Tipper Tone Rock" (Screaming Target)
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (Strut Records) - new release!!!
The Group - "The Feed-back" (Psych Funk 101) World Psychedelic Funk Classics
The Lyman Woodard Organization - "Saturday Night Special" (Saturday Night Special) Strata Records
Lonnie Liston Smith - "Shadows" (Expansions) RCA Records
Sun Ra - "Discipline 99" (Astro Black) Modern Harmonic 
Sun Ra - "New Dawn" (Of Abstract Dreams) Strut Records - new release!!!
Herbie Hancock - "Wiggle Waggle" (Fat Albert Rotunda)
Jimmy Castor Bunch - "Say LeRoy" (Phase Two) 
Phil Cohran & Artistic Heritage Ensemble - "Frankiphone Blues" (On the Beach) Kelan Zulu Productions
Mike James Kirkland - "The Only Real Change" (Doin' It Right) Luv 'N' Haight Records

Monday, April 23, 2018


Soul Syndicate - "A Dub Classic/Dub a Long" (Dub Classics) Jamaican Recordings
Carlton Livingston - "Class of 69" (Dancehall Explosion) Trojan Records
Mike James Kirkland - "The Prophet" (Hang On In There) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Lions - "This Generation" (This Generation) Stones Throw Records
Apple and the Three Oranges - "Curse Upon the World" (Free and Easy) Now Again Records
Demon Fuzz - "Mother Earth" (Afreaka!) Esoteric Records
The Funky Team - "It's About Time" (Favorite Recordings)
The Pendletons - "Funk Forever" (Funk Forever) - new release!!!
The Cool Cats - "Hold Your Love" (Listen to the Music) Pressure Sounds
Alton Ellis - "My Willow Tree" (Dance Crasher) - new release!!!
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Seven Deadlies" (Tonic) Blue Note
Thievery Corporation - "San San Rock" (Treasures From the Temple) ESL Records - new release!!!
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - "Sketches of Brunswick East 2" (Sketches of Brunswick East)
Afterthematics - "Black Dust" (Instrumental) Sub Rosa Records
Scientist - "Beaming" (Dub Landing)
Ebony Rhythm Band - "Vanilla Fudge" (Soul Heart Transplant) Now Again Records!
Phil Cohran - "Motherhood" (On the Beach)
Tosca - "Orozco" (G-Stone Book)
Black Ship - "The Park" (On the Sea e.p.) - new release!!!
Charles Wright & 103st Rhythm Band - "I'm a Midnight Mover" (In the Jungle) Warner
Roots of Creation - "Fire On the Mountain (Grateful Dead cover)" (Grateful Dub) - new release!!!
Sun Ra - "Discipline 99" (Astro Black) Modern Harmonic

Monday, April 16, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 16, 2018


Barrington Levy - "Why Did You Leave Me?" (Robin Hood) Greensleeves
Scientist - "Attack 3M" (Dub Landing) Auraluxx Records
Alton Ellis - "I'm Still in Love With You (live)" (Dance Crasher: Alton Ellis Live in London) - new release!!!
Hedfunk - "L3 Skank" (Hedfunk) Shadow Records
Cultural Roots - "Love Feelings 12" mix" (Hell a Go Pop) Greensleeves
Naggo Morris - "You Rest on My Mind" (Wackies Sampler v. 1) Wackies Records
Mellow Mood - "Stirring Up a Sound" (Large) - new release!!!
Survival - "Ripples" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Rockers Hi-Fi - "Copycat" (Mish Mash) Warner
Thievery Corporation - "All That We Perceive" (It Takes a Thief) ESL Records
Organik Mechanix - "Lullaby Galactus" (Organik Mechanix) Ion Records
Soft Machine - "Pigling Bland" (5) One Way Records
Black Ship - "Vampire on the Beach" (On the Sea e.p.) - new release!!!
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records - new release!!!
Isotope 217 - "Looking After Life on Mars" (Utonian Automatic) Thrill Jockey
Gladiators - "Boys in Long Pants 2" (Studio One Singles) Heartbeat Records
Jah Stitch - ""African Queen" (Original Ragga Muffin 1975-77) Blood & Fire Records
Ras Kwame - "Warrior Song" (True Experience) - new release!!!
Gil Scott-Heron - "Peace Go With You Brother" (Winter in America)
Ron Carter - "All Blues" (All Blues) CTI Records
Tony Allen - "Bad Roads" (The Source) Blue Note Records

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 9, 2018


Jacob Miller - "Killer Miller" (Collector's Classics) RAS Records
Jah Wobble & Deep Space - "As Night Falls Part 1" (Beach Fervour Spare) 30 Hertz Records
Mighty Diamonds - "Dreadlocks Time" (Deeper Roots) Frontline Records
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) - new release!!!
The Black Santiagos - "Ole" (Nigeria Afrobeat Special) Sound Way Records
Peter Broggs - "Military Man" (Ras Portraits) Ras Records
Weeding Dub - "Rise Up 2" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
Dry and Heavy - "Love Explosion" (Full Contact)
Benjamin Zephaniah - "Responsible" (Naked) One Little Indian Records
Darando - "Let My People Go" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul" (Black and Proud v. 2) Trikont Records
Scientist - "Bedtime Rock" (Seducer Dubwise)
Attica Blues - "Sketch" (Headz 2B) MoWax Records
Midnight Funk Association - "Code" (Headz 2A) MoWax Records
Willie Hutch - "Slick" (The Very Best Of...)
Shuggie Otis - "Ice Cold Daydream" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop
Soft Machine - "Drop" (5) One Way Records
The Big Beats - "Mi Nsumoo Bo Donn" (Ghana Special) Sound Way
Miles Davis & John Coltrane - ""So What (Sweden 2/33/60)" (Final Tour: Bootleg Series) - Columbia Records - new release!!!
Fubura Sekibo - "Psychedelic  Baby" (Nigeria Special: v. 2) Sound Way Records
Black's Zenith - "Shango Oba Onina" (Nigeria Special v. 2) Sound Way Records
Betty Davis - "Walkin' Up the Road" (Betty Davis) Light in the Attic Records
Ron Carter - "117 Special" (All Blues) CTI Records

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Dread Zone: April 2, 2018

Jah Wobble & Invaders of the Heart - "Bungalow Park" (Without Judgment) Cargo Records
Alpha & Omega - "Almighty Dub/Higher Than High" (Dub Philosophy) BSI Records
Soft Machine - "All White" (5) One Way Records
Tosca - "Chocolate Elvis (Boozoo Bajou Mix) G-Stone Recordings
Blaze Mob - "Rasta Love" (Carved In Stone) - new release!!!
Coxsone vs. Quaker City - "Ride On Dub" (Dub War) Attack Records
Alton Ellis - "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (I'm Still In Love....) Heartbeat Records
Easy Star All-Stars - "Until That Day" (Best Jamaican Reggae 20008)
General Saint and Clint Eastwood - "Another One Bites the Dust" (Greensleeves 12" Rulers) Greensleeves Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) RCA Records
Weeding Dub - "Afuryca" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
Musi-O-Tunya - "Thunder Man" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again!
Dre Tosh - "Coming Hot" (single) - new release!!!
Petalouda - "What You Can Do In Your Life" (Psych Funk 101) World Psych Funk Classics
Mamwaw - "Something's Definitely Going On" (West Indies Funk 2) Trans Air
Naaman - "Outta Road" (single) - new release!!!
Survival - "Survival" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
The Pendletons - "Funk Forever" (Funk Forever) - new release!!!
Bosq - "In Orbit" (Love and Resistance) Ubiquity - new release!!!
Kool and the Gang - "99 44/100%" (Kool Funk Essentials 1970-77)
Prince Far I - "More We Are Together" (Musical Heritage) 
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Strance of the Spirit Red Gator" (Shack Man) Ryko

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Dread Zone: March 19, 2018


Keith Hudson - "Image Dub" (Brand) On U Sound
Ras Michael & Sons of Negus - "Give Love" (Rastafari) - new release!!!
Roots of Creation - "Friend of the Devil" (Grateful Dub) - new release!!!
The Soft Machine - "Penny Hitch" (7) One Way Records
Cold T - "Funky Preacher" (The Real Sound of Chicago) BBE Records
Musi-OTunya - "Give Love To Your Children" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again!
Kukumbas - "Respect" (Psych Funk 101) World Psychedelic Funk Classics
Mamwaw - "Something's Definitely Going On" (West Indies Funk 2) Trans Air Records
Darando - "Let My People Go" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Blaze Mob - "Bongo Man" (Words Carved In Stone) - new release!!!
Smith & Mighty - "B-Line Fi Blow" (Smith & Mighty) !K7
Colorform - "Sequentia Absentia Mix" (Dubtometry: DJ Spooky) Thirsty Ear
Step By Step - "Time After Time" (ABCs of Kid Soul) Numero Group
Herbie Hancock - "Be Still" (Future to Future) Transparent Music
Ron Carter - "Django" (Blues Farm) CBS Records
Ron Carter - "A Feeling" (All Blues) CTI Records
D.R. Hooker - "Forge Your Own Chains" (Forge Your Own Chains) Now Again!
Sun Ra - "Celestial Fantasy" (When Angels Speak of Love) Evidence Records
The Pendletons - "Funk Forever" (Funk Forever) - digital new release!!!
Roots Radics - "8" (Outernational Riddim) 
Sly 5th Ave. - "Still D.R.E." (Still D.R.E.) - digital new release!!!
Betty Davis - "Don't Call Her No Tramp" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic Records
Ornette Coleman - "Peace" (The Shape of Jazz to Come) Atlantic Records

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Dread Zone: March 12, 2018


Gil Scott-Heron - "The Get Out of the Ghetto Blues" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised) RCA Records
Sir Coxsone Sound - "Coxsone Feel This One Dub" (Dub War) Attack Records
*Roots of Creation (feat. Stephen Marley & Marlon Asher) - "Fire on the Mountain" (Grateful Dub) Bombshell Records - new release!!!
Mishka - "Higher Heights" (Best Jamaican Reggae 2008) 
Survival - "Simmer Down" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Mexican Dubwiser - "She Got It" (Electric City) Koolarrow Records
Jungle Fire - "Village Hustle" (Tropicoso) Nacional Records
Linval Thompson - "Can't Stop Natty Dread Again" (Ride On Dreadlocks) Blood & Fire
Ja-Man All Stars - "Dub Zone" (In the Dub Zone) Blood & Fire Records
*Blaze Mob - "Old Abe" (Words Carved In Stone) Dennis Dynasty Records - new release!!!
Sun Ra - "Space Loneliness" (We Travel the Spaceways/Bad & Beautiful) Evidence Records
Amnesty - "Lord Help Me" (Free Your Mind) Now Again Records
Junior Ross & the Spear - "Send Me Over There" (Prince Alla & Junior Ross: I Can Hear the Children Singing) Blood & Fire Records
*Diana Rutherford - "Strong Black Woman" (Better Days) Tiger Records - new release!!!
Soft Machine - "Nettle Bed" (Seven) One Way Records
Herbie Hancock - "Actual Proof" (Thrust) Columbia Records
The Abbyssinians & Tony Tuff - "How Long" (Tree of Satta) Blood & Fire Records
*Bunny Lee - "The Scientist Dub" (Super Dub Disco Style) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!
DJ Spooky - "Sum Ill Sh*t (Clinton Street Dub)" (Synthetic Fury) Asphodel Records
Ron Carter - "117 Special" (All Blues) CTI Records
*JoJo Gladstone - "Raving" (JoJo) Holliwood Records - new release!!!
Brother Ah & the Sounds of Awareness - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere) Kef Records
Sub Dub - "Deserted Dub" (Sub Dub) Ambient Records
*Patois Brothers feat. Max Romeo - "Life Learning" (Wise & Wild) Patois Brothers - new release!!!
Darondo - "True" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records

Monday, March 5, 2018

The Dread Zone: March 5, 2018


Prince Jammy - "Umoja" (Uomoja) Blood & Fire Records
Peter Tosh - "Downpressor Man" (Equal Rights) Columbia
African Brothers -  "Lead Us Father" (Want Some Freedom)
The Wailers - "Smile Jamaica Fast Mix" (The Wailers and Dub V1)
The Congos - "La La Bam Bam" (Heart of the Congos) Blood and Fire
African Head Charge -
2562 - "basin Dub" (Aerial)
Chalice - “Fire on the Mountain” (Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead)
Kalimba - "Iceberg" (Shawn Lee's World of Funk) Now Again!
Jeff Phelps - "Super Lady" (Personal Space: Electric Soul)
Ras Michael - "Zion" (Rastafari) VP Records - reissue
The Paragons - "Left With a Broken Heart"
Antibalas - "Gold Rush" (Where the Gods are at Peace) Daptone
Slave - "Baby Sinister" (The Hardness of the World)
Khago - "Hold Yuh" (Walk a Mile) - new release!!!
Johnny Osbourne - "Buddy Bye Bye" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Meat Beat Manifesto - "I Hold the Mic" (Autoimmune) Metropolis
The Meters - "Soul Island" (Best of...) Rhino Records
Patois Brothers - "Switch of Babylon" (Wise & Wild) - new release!!!
Soft Machine - "Facelift" (Thirds)
Breakestra - "Hiding" (Hit the Floor)

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Dread Zone: February 19, 2018


Roots Radics - "Jah Golden Throne Dub" (Outernational Riddim) Form Records
Gregory Isaacs - "Private Secretary" (Out Deh!) Island Records
JoJo Gladstone - "Welfare People" (JoJo) - new release!!!
Benjamin Zephaniah - "Rong Radio Station" (Naked) One Little Indian Records
Patois Brothers - "Chat-Chat Men" (Wise and Wild) - new release!!!
Roots Manuva Meets Wrongtom - "Butterfly Crab Walk" (Duppy Writer) Big Dada Records
Fort Knox Five - "Killa Sound Boy" (Radio Free DC) Fort Knox Records
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Henduck" (Shack Man) Ryko Records
Nightmares on Wax - "On It Maestro" (Shape the Future) Warp Records - new release!!!
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Bass Playa" (Impossible Star) 
Con Funk Shun - "So Easy" (The Best of...) Polygram Records
Masada - "Peliyot" (Live in Jerusalem 1994) Tzadik Records
Pharoah Sanders - "Aum" (Tauhid) Impulse Records
Survival - "Simmer Down" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Musi-O-Tunya - "Sunkha" (Give Love To Your Children) Now Again Records
Dub Syndicate - "Ravi Shankar" (Classic Selection) On U Sound
Bostich - "Tijuana Bass" (Nortec Collective: Tijuana Sessions v. 3) Nacional Records
Dry and Heavy - "Tiger Claw Skank" (Full Contact) Beat Records
Weeding Dub - "Rise Up" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
The Lions - "This Generation" (This Generation) Stones Throw Records
Mikey General - "No Easy Push Over" (Tewahedo) Irie Sounds International - new release!!!
Damon the Gypsy - "Poor Poor Genie" (Song of a Gypsy) 
Here Lies Man - "Here Lies Man" (Here Lies Man) Riding Easy Records 
Jimi Tenor - "Rubberdressing/Softdressing" (Europa) Warp Records
Cotillion - "If You Give a Dance" (Personal Space: Electric Soul 1974-84) Chocolate Industries
Shuggie Otis - "Freedom Flight" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop Records

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Dread Zone: February 12, 2018


Hollie Cook - "Stay Alive" (Vessel of Love) Merge Records - new release!!!
K&G - "Big Apple Boogie" (Kool Funk Essentials) E Music
Culture - "A Slice of Mt. Zion" (One Stone) RAS Records
Willie Hutch - "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" (The Very Best of...) Motown Records
Patois Brothers - "Play Roots" (Wise and Wild) - new release!!!
Peter Tosh - "Jah Guide" (Equal Rights) Columbia Records
Budos Band - "Scorpion" (Budos 2) Daptone Records
The In Crowd - "Mango Walk" (Darker Than Blue) Blood & Fire
The Congos - "Congoman Chant" (Heart of the Jungle deluxe) Blood & Fire
Johnny Osbourne - "Trying to Turn Me On" (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Sly and Robbie Meet Dubmatix - "Shabby Attack" (Overdubbed) - new release!!!
Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen - "Cella's Walk" (Inspiration Information) Strut Records
Jerry Garcia Band feat. Jimmy Cliff - "The Harder They Come" (live at the Greek)
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Sugar Craft" (Note Bleu) Blue Note Records
Winston Jarrett - "Must Be a Revolution" (Survival is the Game) 
Tommy McCook - "Every Day Sax" (Blazing Horns) Blood & Fire
Weeding Dub - "Rise Up" (Another Night, Another Day) - new release!!!
Ice - "Racubah" (Africa Funk) Harmless Records
Shuggie Otis - "Sweet Thang" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop Records
Jacob Miller & Inner Circle - "Tired fe Lick Weed in a Bush" (Norman Jay MBE Presents) Strut Records
Sound Dimension - "Zion Lion" (Version Dread) Heartbeat
Cornell and the Brentford Rockers - "Natty Rub a Dub" (Version Dread) Heartbeat
T Dyson and Company - "It's All Over" (Personal Space: Electronic Soul) Chocolate Industries
Darando - "Didn't I" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Jojo Gladstone - "Murderer" (JoJo) Holliwood Records - new release!!!
Gregory Isaacs - "Love Me With Feeling" (Out Deh) 
Mount Kimbie - "Delta" (Forge Your Own Chain) Now Again!



The Dread Zone: February 5, 2018


Wailing souls – “Baga Trouble” (On the Rocks) Greensleeves
Johnny Obsourne – “Buddy Bye Bye” (Most Wanted) Greensleeves
Shuggie Otis – “Island Letter” (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop
Sly and Robbie meet Dubmatix – “Ruff House” (Overdubbed) – new release!!!
Max Romeo – “Public Enemy No. 1” (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan – new reissue!!!
Sly and Robbie meet Dubmatix – “Smoothie” (Overdubbed)  
Nightmares on Wax – “The Othership” (Shape the Future) Warp Records – new release!!!
Rhythm & Sound – “Spend Some Time” (Showcase) BC Productions
Peter Tosh – “Equal Rights” (Equal Rights)
Hiroshi Fujiwara – “Dahlia” (Abstract Depressionism) APC Records
The Wailers in Dub – “Roots, Rock, Dub” (Bob Marley in Dub v. 1) CL Records
Wali & the Afro Caravan – “Hail the King” (Africa Funk)
Augustus Pablo – “Java” (This is Augustus Pablo) 17 N. Parade
Augustus Pablo – “East of the River Nile” (East of the River Nile) Shanachie
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – “Sketches of Brunswick East 2” (Sketches of Brunswick East) ATO Records
Jeff Phelps – “Excerpts from Autumn” (Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-84) Chocolate Industries
Singers & Players feat. Bim Sherman & Prince Far I – “Dungeon/Merchant Ship/Jah Army Band” (Revenge of the Underdog) On U Sound
Pharoah Sanders – “Japan” (Tauhid)_Impulse Records
Sun Ra – “When Angels Speak of Love” (When Angels Speak of Love) Evidence Music
Bill Laswell – “Assassin” (Hear No Evil) Meta Records
Herbalizer – “Seize the Day” (Seize the Day) – new release!!!
Jah Wobble & Temple of Sound – “Mountains of the Moon” (Shout at the Devil) 30 Hertz Records
Flick Wilson – “Slavemaster (12 inch version)” (Greensleeves 12” Rulers) Greensleeves Records
Burning Ghosts – “Gaslight” (Tzadik Records)


Monday, January 29, 2018

The Dread Zone: January 29, 2018


Freddie McKay - "Running Away" (A Lonely Man)
Prince Jammy - "Thunder" (20th Century Debwise) Blood & Fire
Garnett Silk - "Lord Watch Over Our Shoulders" (Reggae Anthology: Music is the Rod) Trojan Records
Etana - "Venting" (Free Expression) VP Records
Willie Hutch - "If You Ain't Got No Money" (The best of...) 
SJOB Movement - "Friendship Train" (Friendship Train) 
Betty Davis - "Bottom of the Barrel" (Is It Love or Desire) Light in the Attic
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Nora G" (The Dropper) 
The Jamaicans - "Ba Ba Boom" (Tresure Island Showtime) Heartbeat Records
Lord Creator - "Sa Sa Say" (Big Bamboo) 
Antibalas - "Hook and Crook" (Where the Gods are at Peace) Daptone Records
Mundo - "Lager Dub" (I Stand Rasta) 
Pro-Seed - "Return of the HP" (Acoustic Agenda)
McCoy Tyner - "Passion Dance" (The Real McCoy) 
Sly and Robbie Meets Dubmatix - "Great Escape" (Overdubbed) - new release!!!
Nightmares on Wax - "Tenor Fly" (Shape the Future) Warp Records - new release!!!
The Herbaliser - "Seize the Day" (single) - new release!!!
Herbie Hancock - "Spank a Lee" (Thrust) Columbia Records
Freddie McGreggor - "Eyes of the World" (Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead) 
Andy Stott - "We Stay Together Part One" (We Stay Together)
Sun Ra - "Rocket Number Nine" (Space Is the Place) 
Sun Ra - "Moon Dance" (Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy) 
Shuggie Otis - "Strawberry Letter 23" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Dread Zone: January 22, 2018


Wailing Souls - "Truckin'" 
Prince Far I - "Survival" (Heavy Manners) Trojan - new reissue!!!
RSD - "Speeka Box" (Good Energy) Punch Drunk Records
See-I - "Rudeboy Razor" (Knowledge Shine Bright) Fort Knox Records
Sofa Surfers - "See the Light" (See the Light) ESL Records
Burning Spear - "Slavery Days" (Marcus Garvey) Island
Dub Specialist - "Can't Find Dub" (17 Dub Shots...) Heartbeat
Burning Spear - "The Invasion" (Marcus Garvey) Island Records
Thelonious Monk - "Brilliant Corners" (Brilliant Corners)
Meat Beat Manifesto - "Blind" (At the Center) Thirsty Ear
Sun Ra - "The Perfect Man" (My Brother the Wind) Cosmic Myth Records
Mystique - "California Girl" (California Girl) Fouta Records - new release!!!
Scientist - "9" (Scientist Wins the World Cup) Greensleeves
Sugar Minott - "Lovers Dubbers" (Meets the People in a Lovers Dubbers Style) 
Prince Jammy - "Open the GAte of Rhodesia" (20 Century Debwise) Blood and Fire
Betty Davis - "When Romance Says Goodbye" (Is It Love Or Desire) Light in the Attic Records
Berkeley Ike Jones - "Tears in the Ghetto" (Nation Building) 
SJOB Movement - "Odiaria" (Friendship Train) Culture of Soul Records
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - "Dusk to Dawn on Lygon Street" (Sketches of Brunswick East) ATO Records 
Willie Hutch - "In and Out" (The Best of...) Motown
Musical Intimidator - "Stop Your Gun Shooting" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan - new reissue
Survivors - "Rawhide" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan - new reissue 
Survival Sounds - "Dub Is Dub" (Land of Baboon) 
Fela Kuti - "Sorrow, Tears and Blood" (The Black President) 

Monday, January 1, 2018


Bohannon - "The Funky Reggae" (The Very Best...) Rhino Records
Prince Jammy - "Cop's Spy" (20th Century Debwise) Blood and Fire Records
Tiken Jah Fakoly - "Tonton D'America" (Coup de Gueule) Barclay Records
Marcia Aitken & Trinity - "I'm Not a Queen/Duck Boy" (Reggae Discomix Showcase v.3) 17 N. Parade
Brother Ah and the Sounds of Awareness - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere) iKef Records
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Rumors" (Soul of a Woman) Daptone Records - new release!!!
The Lions - "New Girl" (This Generation) Stones Throw Records
Herbie Hancock - "Fat Mama" (Fat Albert Rotunda) Warner Brothers Records
Billy Cobham - "Lunartopians" (Total Eclipse) Warner
RSD - "Corner Dub" (Good Energy) Punch Drunk Records
Karl Hector & the Malcouns - "Sahara Swing" (Sahara Swing) Now Again Records
Tony Allen - "Moody Boy" (The Source) Blue Note Records
Meat Beat Manifesto - "What Does It All Mean?"  (RUOK?) Run Recordings
SJOB Movement - "Let's Do It" (Friendship Train) Culture of Soul Records
Fela Kuti - "Upside Down" (Upside Down) 
William Onyeabor - "Good Name" (Who Is William Onyeabor) Luaka Bop
William Castor Bunch - "It's Just Begun" (It's Just Begun) RCA
Demon Fuzz - "Past, Present, and Future" (Afreaka!) Esoteric Records
Pharoah Sanders - "Healing Song" (Live at the East) Impulse Records