Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Dread Zone: May 25, 2020


Dub Inc. - "Never Change" (Better Run Riddim)
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - "Hold the Phone" (Hold the Phone) - new release!!!
Prince Fatty and Shneice McMenamain - "Take Me As I Am" (Disco Deception) Evergreen Recordings - new release!!!
Rude Boy - "Pump Up the Volume" (single) Echo Beach - new release!!!
Four Tet - "Anti-Racism Techno House" (Soundcloud Recordings)
Sub Modu - "Expensive Shit" (Pidgin Synths) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!
Funky Destination - "One Brotha to Another" (Revolution is Only Solution)
Manu Chao - "Mama Call" (Clandestino)
Massacre - "Over" (Meltdown) Tzadik Records
Michael Franti and Spearhead - "Soundsystem" (All Rebel Rockers) Anti
Pastor Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir - "Ever Since" (Like a Ship) Light in the Attic
Oscar Peterson Trio with Herb Ellis - "Naptown Blues" (Hello Herbie)
Rocket Juice and the Moon - "There" (Rocket Juice and the Moon)
Sounds of Liberation - "Back Streets of Heaven" (Unreleased)
Kenyatta Hill feat. Culture - "Free Africa" (single) Rockers Artist Agency - new release!!!
Leon and Roots Quake - "Ride On" (single) Fridge Records - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Mttt pt. 1 and 2" (Fu Chronicles) Daptone Records
Sun Ra - "There Are Worlds..." (Lanquidity) Evidence Records

Saturday, May 9, 2020


Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture - "Barke" (Single) Prah Records - new release!!!
Chicano Batman - "Color My Life" (Invisible People) ATO Records - new release!!!
Bim Sherman - "Love Forever" (Tribulation) Pressure Sounds Records
Mikey Dread - "SWALK" (Best Sellers) CD Baby Records
John Carroll Kirby - "Blueberry Beads" (My Garden) Stones Throw Records - new release!!!
Cornell Campbell - "Jah Jah Me No Horn Yuh" (Original Blue Recordings) Mol Selekta Records
Michael James Kirkland - "What Have We Done" (Hang On in There) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Isaac Hayes - "Medley: Ike's Rap 2" (Black Moses)
Horace Andy - "Skylarking" (Inna de Yard) - new release!!!
Soom T - "Original That's Me" (Far From Home) - new release!!!
Dub Thompson - "No Time" (9 Songs) Dead Oceans Records
Leifur James - "Angel in Disguise" (Wise Old Man) Late Nite Tales - new release!!!
Prince Fatty feat. Hollie Cook - "Milk and Honey" (Survival of the Fattest) Mr. Bongo Records
Eskaton - "Dagon" (Psych Funk 101) World Psychedelic Funk Classics
Sound Defects - "You're Mine" (Iron Horse)
Thievery Corporation - "Sound the Alarm" (Radio Retaliation) ESL Records
Moodymann - "Basement Party" (single)
Jah9 - "You and I" (Note to Self) VP Records - new release!!!
Chiiild - "Back to Life" (Synthetic Soul) Avante Garden Records - new release!!!
The Relatives - "Rational Culture/Testimony" (Goodbye World) Ubiquity Records
Roy Porter Sound Machine - "Panama" (The Story of...)
Shabaka and the Ancestors - "Behold the Deceiver" (We are Sent Here by History) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Los Yesterdays - "Tell Me I'm Dreaming" (Penrose Records v. 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Algiers - "Remains" (Algiers) Matador Records

Sunday, May 3, 2020


Tony Allen - "Asiko (In a Silent Way Mix" (Black Voices)
Fela Kuti - "Let's Start" (Live with Ginger Baker)
Soom T - "Original That's Me" (Far From Home) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Amlak Red Square - "Heart of Love" (single) - new release!!!
Horace Andy - "Skylarking" (Inna de Yard) - new release!!!
Donald Byrd - "The Dude" (Electric Byrd) Blue Note Records
Herbie Hancock - "Fat Mama" (Fat Albert Rotunda)
Billy Cobham - "El Barrio" (Inner Conflicts) CBS Records
Amanaz - "History of Man" (Africa) Now Again Records!
Adrian Younge and the Delfonics - "I Can't Cry No More" (Adrian Younge Presents...) Wax Poetics Records
Jason Joshua - "Language of Love" (Penrose Records v. 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Chiiild - "Ease on Yourself" (Synthetic Soul)
Freddie Hubbard - "Red Clay" (Red Clay)
John Coltrane - "The Drum Thing" (Crescent) Impulse Records
Kieran Hebdan and Steve Reid - "1st and 1st" (NYC) Domino Records
The Lightmen - "#109 Psychosomatic" (Free as you Wanna Be) Now Again Records!

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Dread Zone: April 27, 2020



Bohannon - "Let's Start the Dance 2" (Alive) 
Airto Fogo - "1973 Carmen Avenue" (Airto Fogo)
Gorillaz v. Spacemonkeyz - "Dub 0 9" (Laika Come Home)
Jordan Mackampa - "Magic" (Foreigner) - new release!!!
J-Felix - "Whole Again Hooligan" (Whole Again Hooligan) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!
Los Yesterdays - "Time" (Penrose Records v. 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Jah9 - "Ma'at (Each Man)" (Note to Self) VP Records - new release!!!
Boscoe - "We Ain't Free" (Boscoe) Numero Group Records
Damon the Gypsy - "The Road of Life" (Songs of Gypsy) Now Again Records!
Eero Koivinstoinen - "Near But Far Away" (3rd Version) 
Adrian Younge and Ali Sheen Muhummad - "Distant Mode (feat. Gary Bartz)" (Jazz Is Dead) - new release!!!
Dizzie Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt - "Sumphin" (Duets) 
Chiiild - "Pirouette" (Synthetic Soul) - new release!!!
Emancipator - "Alligator" (Mountain of Memory) - new release!!!
Butch Cassidy Sound System - "Fireball" (Echo Tone Defeat)
The Altons - "When You Go, That's When You'll Know" (Penrose Records v. 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Acid Arab - "Ras El Anin" (Jdid) - new release!!!
Harvey and the Phenomenals - "Soul and Sunshine" (An Alternate History of Rock and Roll) Numero Group Records. 
The Greer Brothers - "We Don't Dig No Bussing" (After School Special: The 123s of Kid Soul) Numero Group Records
Gil Scott-Heron/Makaya McCraven - "Me and the Devil" (We're New Again) XL Recordings - new release!!!
William Parker/Hamid Drake/Rob Brown/Lewis Barnes - "Harlem" (Sound Unity) 
Rahassan Roland Kirk - "Spirit Above" (Voluntary Slavery) Atlantic Records

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Dread Zone: April 20, 2020



Jah9 – “Race Away” (Note to Self) VP Records - new release!!!
The Butch Cassidy Sound System – “Pulsar City” (Echo Tone Beat) OLAP Records
Andy Stott – “Bad Wires” (We Stay Together) Modern Love Records
Emancipator – “Labyrinth” (Mountain of Memory) Loci Records - new release!!!
Chiiild – “Back to life” (Synthetic Soul) Avant Garden Records -  new release!!!
Adrian Young and Ali Shaheed Mahammod – “Apocolyptico” (Jazz is dead) Jazz is Dead Records - new release!!!
Barry Adamson – “Saturn in the summertime” (The murky world of Barry Adamson) Mute Records
Thee Sinners – “Seems Like (Penrose Records v 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Thee Sacred Souls – “Can I call you rose” (Penrose Records v 1) new release!!!
The Delfonics – “Enemies” (Adrian Young Presents…) Wax Poetics Records
Detroit Sex Machines – “Rap it together” (Searching for Soul) Luv ‘N’ Haight Records
Monophonics – chances (it’s only us) Colemine Records - new release!!!
Mr. Elovator and Brain Hotel – Grape Jelly (Jam) (Nico and Her Psychedelic Subconscious) Rad Cat Records
Rocket Juice and the Moon - "Hey Shooter" (Rocket Juice and the Moon) Honest Jon's Records
Shabaka Hutchings – "Til Freedom Comes" (We Are Sent Here By History) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Universal Togetherness Band – “Once in a Lifetime” (Universal Togetherness Band) Numero Group Records
J Felix – "Take me to the gutter" (Whole again hooligan) Tru Thoughts Records
Eugene Blacknell – “I'm So Thankful" (We Can't Life For Granted) Luv 'N' Haight Records
The Propositions – “Groovin for the Groove" (Funky Disposition) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Survival – "Jungle Justice" (Simmer Down) Strawberry Rain Records
Sofa Surfers – “Passin Thru’” (See the Light) ESL Records

Monday, March 16, 2020


The Relatives - "Rational Culture/Testimony" (Goodbye World) Ubiquity Records
Prince Far I (Cry Tuff Dub Encounter
The Daktaris - "Daktari Walk" (Soul Explosion) Daptone Records
The Two Things in One - "Snag Nasty" (Street Sounds from the Bay Area) BGP Records
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Got a thing on my mind" (Dap-Dippin) Daptone Records
Brownout - "Ayer y hoy" (Aguilas and Cobras) Six Degrees Records
"Can't you hear me"
Rebelution - "Feeling Alright" (Courage to Grow) Rebelution
Tribal Seeds - "Moonlight" (Representing) Tribal Seeds
Roots Radics - "Dread n South Africa" (Forward Ever, Backwards Never) Heartbeat Records
Collie Buddz - "Come Around" (single) Columbia Records
Soom T - "Far From Home" (Far From Home) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Kosmo Sound - "Furious" (Kosmo Sound) - new release!!!
Bohannon - "Run it on down, Mr. DJ" (
James Brown Remixed - "Funky Drummer" (In the Jungle Groove)
Sugar Minott - "Chant" (Rare Gems)
Billy Cobham - "Snoopy/Search for Red Barron" (Spectrum)
Joe McPhee - "Nation Time" (Nation Time)
Delfonics - "Stop and look and you have found love" (Adrian Young Presents...)
Lonnie Smith - "I Can't Stand It" (Live at Mozambique)
Darando - "True" (Let My People Go) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Jungle Fire - "Slipshot/Emboscada" (Jungle Fire) Nacional Records - new release!!!
Monophonics - "Lying Eyes" (Sound of Sinning)

Monday, March 9, 2020

McCoy Tyner - "Contemplation" (The Real McCoy) Impulse Records
McCoy Tyner - "Blues Stride" (Infinity) Impulse Records
Barry Adamson - "Deja Voodoo" (As Above So Below) Mute Records
Soom T - "Far From Home" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Subatomic Sound System - "Champion Sound (dancehall 10" mix)" (Champion Sound) - new release!!!
Algiers - "Losing is Ours" (There is no year) Matador Records - new release!!!
Amanaz - "I am Very Far" (Africa) Now Again Records
Andy Stott - "Cherry Eye" (We Stay Together)
Barrington Levy - "Sister Carol" (Englishman) Greensleeves Records
Jimmy Smith - "For Everyone Under the Sun" (Root Down) Verve Records
Sammy Dread - "In a Man's Heart" (Road Block)
Coleman Hawkins - "Almost Dawn" (The Hawk Swings)
Yabby You - "Beware" (Beware)
Jah Seal - "Spiritual Warriors" (Intergalactic Detective Agency)  New release!!!
Open Season - "Rock Steady" (Rocksteady) - new release!!!
Tambour Battant - "Mad Outta Road" (Mad Outta Road) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
DJ Vadim and Jman - "Good Old Days" (Likkle More) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Sefi Zisling - "Happy Solar Return" (Expanse) Tru Thoughts Records
Ted Coleman Band - "Can You Feel It" (Taking Care of Business)
The Relatives - "Rational Culture/Testimony" (Goodbye World) Ubiquity Records

Monday, March 2, 2020


Analea Brown - "Turn Up" (Queendom) Regime International Records - new release!!!
Creation Dub - "Next to Jah/Africa Dub" (Creation Dub) Wackies Records
Gava - "That's Called Rape" (One of One) self release - new release!!!
Sun Ra - "Sound Spectra" (Other Planes of There) Evidence Records
Sefi Zisling - "Happy Solar Return" (Expanse) - new release!!!
Justin Hinds - "Travel with Love" (Travel with Love) Nighthawk Records
DJ Vadim - "Good Old Days" (Likkle More) - new release!!!
Earth Beat Movement- "Pull Up" (70 BPM) Self Release
Hollie Cook - "Postman"(Twice) Prince Fatty Production
Wailing Souls - "How does it feel"(Firehouse Rock)
- Wackie's - "Lam's International Dub"(African Roots-Act 2)
Rough Sounds- "America Run Hot"(Roots Vibration)
Tambour Battant- "Mad Outta Road ft. Red Fox & George Palmer"(Mad Outta Road) - new release!!!
Papa Levi- "Me No Care"(Birth of Dancehall)
Lee Fields- "Bad Trip"(Problems)
-Chicago Underground Trio- "Quail"(Flamethrower)
Blackalicious- "Make You Feel that Way"(Blazing Arrow)
the Delfonics- "To be your one"(Adrian Young Presents)
Kienr Hebdan & Steve Reid - "Lyman Place"(NYC) Domino Records
Poolside- "Losing Control"(Low Season) - new release!!!
Acid Arab - "Electrique Yarghol" (Jdid) Crammed Discs - new release!!!





Monday, February 17, 2020

Sister Candy - "Connection Connection" (Dancehall Explosion) Trojan Records
Joe Gibbs -
World's Experience Orchestra - "Nine Degrees and Cold" (As Time Flows On) Now Again Records
Gil Scott Heron - "I'll Take Care of You" (We're New Again) XL Recordings - new release!!!
Shuggie Otis - "Aht Uh Mi Hed" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop Records
Chicago Underground Duo - "Access and Enlightenment" (Axis and Alignment)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - "Blacknuss" (Blacknuss) Atlantic Records
Don Cherry - "Universal Mother" (Hear and Now)
Pharaoh Sanders - "The Creator Has a Master Plan" (Karma)
Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids - "Land of Ra" (An Angel Fell) Strut Records
DJ Vadim and Jman - "Good Old Days" (Likkle More) X-Ray Production - new release!!!
Poolside - "Around the Sun" (Low Season) - new release!!!
Lady Wray - "Cut Me Loose" (16 Queen Alone) Big Crown Records
Hollie Cook - "Sweet Like Chocolate"
Johnny Osbourne - "In Your Eyes" (Never Stop Fighting) Greensleeves
Mighty Diamonds - "Pass the Couchie/Have Mercy" (I Need a Roof)
Charles Mingus - "Haitian Fight Song" (The Clown) Atlantic Records
Algiers - "Losing is Ours" (There is No Year) Matador Records - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Lai Lai" (Fu Chronicles) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Monday, February 10, 2020


Alborosie - "Money" (Escape From Babylon) Greensleeves
Ras Michael -
Matty G - "War" (single)
Sons of Kemet - "My Name is Mamie Phipps" (Your Queen Is A Reptile) Impulse Records
Tambour Battant - "Mad Outta Road" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Sister Carol - "Black Cinderella" (Black Cinderella) Heartbeat Records
Barrington Spence - "Rockers Time" (Jah Son Invasion) Wackies Records
United Soul Association - "Sticky Boom Boom" (Inner City Sounds) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Betty Davis - "Git In There" (They Say I'm Different) Light In the Attic Records
Kay Gees - "Killowatt Invasion" (The Kay Gees) Deep Beat/Groove Records
Gil Scott-Heron - "New York Is Killing Me" (We're New Again) XL Records - new release!!!
Kosmo Sound - "Furious" (single) Zephyrus Records - new release!!!
Algiers - "Dispossession" (There is No Year) Matador Records
Antibalas - "MTTT Pt. 2" (Fu Chronicles) Daptone Records
Duke Ellington - "Fluerette Africaine" (Money Jungle) Blue Note Records
McCoy Tyner - "Contemplation" (The Real McCoy) Impulse Records
Steve Reid - "Lion of Judah" (Nova) Soul Jazz
Papa Tullo - "Opportunity" (Tullo At Home)
Bobbi Humphrey - "My Little Girl" (Satin Doll) Blue Note
Augustus Pablo - "East of the River Nile" (East of the River Nile)
Big Youth - "Train to Rhodesia" (Dreadlock Dread)
Numero Group
Etana
Earth Beat Movement


Monday, February 3, 2020


Max Romeo - "One Step Forward (Dub)" (War Inna Babylon) Island Records
Sugar Minott - "Rub a Dub Style" (Meet the Lovers in a Rub a Dub)
Alborosie - "Rub a Dub Style" (Escape From Babylon) Greensleeves Records
Eek a Mouse - "Too Young to Understand" (Wah Do Dem) Greensleeves Records
DJ Vadim - "Good Ole' Days" (Likkle More) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Theon Cross - "Radiation" (Fyah) Gearbox Records
Scientist - "Match 1 and 2" (Scientist Wins the World Cup) Greensleeves Records
Demon Fuzz - "Mother Earth" (Afreaka!)
Alice Coltrane - "Lord Help Me" (A Monastic Trio)
Kosmo Sound - "Furious" (single) Zephyrus Records - new release!!!
Tambour Battant - "Mad Outta Road feat. Red Fox and George Palmer" (single) X-Ray Productions - new release!!!
William Onyeabor - "Heaven and Hell" (Who Is William Onyeabor?) Luaka Bop Records
Red Snapper - "Like a Moving Truck" (Making Bones) Warp Records
Bro David - "Experience" (Modern Music From Belize) Cultures of Soul Records
Father's Children - "Dirt and Grime" (Who's Gonna Save the World?) Numero Group Records
Bobby Humphrey - "New York Times" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Donald Byrd - "Flight Time" (Black Byrd) Blue Note Records
Rahaasan Roland Kirk - "Festival for the Freaks" (3 Sided Dream) Atlantic Records
Rocket Juice and the Moon - "There" (Rocket Juice and the Moon)
Steel Pulse - "Ravers" (Smash Hits)


Monday, January 27, 2020

The Dread Zone: January


Dennis Brown - "Here I Come" (Money in My Pocket)  Trojan Records
Scientist - "Attack" (Dub Landing v. 1)
Algiers - "Dispossession" (There Is No Year) Matador Records - new release!!!
Rim Kwaku Obeng - "Nothing Is Free" (Rim Arrives) BBE Records
Dam Funk - "Chocolate" (Rhythm Trax v. 4) Stones Throw Records
Cymande - "For Baby Woh" (Cymande) 
DJ Vadim and Jman - "Good Old Days (feat. Lasai)" (Likkle More) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Dawn Penn - "You Don't Love Me (No No No) [Remix]" (No No No)
Don Cherry - "MultiKulti Soothsayer" (MultiKulti) 
Djosos Krost - "Trompet" (No Sign of Bad) Quango Records
Early Vibes - "Punish the Ghost" (single) Record Jet - new release!!!
Innerzone Orchestra - "Eruption" (Programmed) Planet E Records
Don Carlos - "Black History" (Raving Tonight) RAS Records
Rocket Juice and the Moon - "Hey Shooter" (Rocket Juice...) 
The Budos Band - "Ghost Talk" (V) Daptone Records
Steve Reid - "Odyssey Sweet" (Odyssey of the Oblong Square) Universal Sounds
Sons of Kemet - "My Queen is Doreen Lawrence" (Your Queen Is a Reptile) Impulse Records
Augustus Pablo - "Pablo's Theme Song" (Original Rockers) Greensleeves
L'Entourloop and Skarra Mucci - "Da Legacy" (Golden Nuggets) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Kosmo Sound - "Furious" (single) Zephyrus Records - new release!!!
The Chefs - "Mr. Machine" (Keb Darge Presents...)
Maximum Balloon - "Groove Me" (Maximum Balloon) 
McCoy Tyner - "Once I Loved" (
African Head Charge - "Pursuit" (In Pursuit of Shashamane Land) On U Records
Barrington Levy - "I Love I Love You" (Teach Me Culture) Greensleeves
Omar Faye Gawane and Shine I Dub - "Military Man" (single) Shine I Dub - new release!!!
The Cannibals - "We Keep On Keeping On" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth) Cultures of Soul Records

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Dread Zone: January 20, 2020


Kosmo Sound - "Furious" (single) Zephyrus Records - new release!!!
Omar Faye Gawane and Shine I Dub - "Military Man" (single) Shine I Dub - new release!!!
Alborosie - "Everything" (Freedom and Fyah) 
Antibalas - "I.C.E." (Security) Anti Records
Emmanuel Jal - "We Want Peace Reloaded" (Se Me Mama) 
Errol Flabba Holt - #7 (Roots Radics Dub)
Dennis Brown - "Bobby Socks to Stocking" (single) Tad's Records - new release!!!
Algiers - "There Is No Year" (There Is No Year) Matador Records - new release!!!
Prince Buster - "Take It Easy" (Greatest Hits)
24 Karat Black - "Foodstamps" (Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth) Stax Records
L'Entourloop and Skarra Mucchi - "Da Legacy"  (Golden Nuggets) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Toyan - "African Ting" (How the West Was Won) Greensleeves Records
Theon Cross - "Ldn's Burning" (Fyah) 
Solomon Jabby - "Ezekial's Visions In Dub" (Rootical Revelations)
Grover Washington, Jr. - "Passion Flower" (Mister Magic) Mo Jazz Records
Scientist - "Invaders" (Dub Landing) 
Lightmen - "Talk Visit" (Free As You Want To Be) Now Again Records
Gregory Isaacs - "Objection Overruled" (Night Nurse) Island Records
Mebusas - "Do You Know" (Blood Brothers) Mr. Bongo Records
Sly and Robbie - "Demolition City (Graveyard City - Skull Valley Remix)" (Dubmission 2) Quango 
Peace Development Crew and Colah Colah - "Sound String Up" (single) Boomrush Productions - new release!!!
Tambour Battant feat. Red Fox and George Palmer - "Mad Outta Road" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
Tony Allen - "Black Voices" (Black Voices) Comet Recordings
Ron Carter - "A Feeling" (All Blues) CTI Records
Ahmad Jamal Trio - "Your My Everything" (Awakenings) 
Sun Ra - "Celestial Love" (Nuclear War) Unheard Music Series
DJ Vadim and Jman - "Good Ole' Days" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!