Saturday, October 24, 2020

 Soom T - "Vampire of the Empire" (The Arch) X-Ray Productions - new release!!!

Boozoo Bajou - "Treat Me" (Dust My Broom) 

Berlin Boom Orchestra - "Leave No One Behind" (single) - new release!!!

Cody Chesnutt - "Juice in the Dark" (The Headphone Masterpiece)

Berise - "We Di Familia" (single) Shanti Powa Records - new release!!!

Flowdan - "News at 10" (Full Metal Jacket) 

Ill Considered - "Incantation" (3) - new release!!!

Nikitch and Kuna Maze - "JPS" (Debuts) Tru Thoughts Records

Azymuth - "Cat Jump" (Jazz is Dead 4) Linear Labs Records - new release!!!

Red Snapper - "The Rake" (Our Aim is to Satisfy) Warp Records

MachineDrum - "UR2Yung" (A View of U) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Butcher Brown - "1992" (#KingButch) - new release!!!

Hermai - "Relight" (Relight) - new release!!!

Josh Johnson - "False Choice" (Freedom Exercise) - new release!!!

Wailing Souls - "Shark Attack" (Around the World) 

Budos Band - "Haunted Sea" (Long in the Tooth) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Spaza - "We've Got a Lot of Work to Do" (Uprize) - new release!!!

Ticklah v. Axelrod - "Deception" (

Bunny Lee - "One Room Shack" (When Jah Shall Come) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!

Tony Tuff - "A Friend in Need" (Tuff Selection) 

JDilla - (Donuts) Stones Throw Records

Maximum Balloon - "Groove with Me" (Maximum Balloon) 

King Tutt - "You Got Me Hung Up" (Keb Darge)

Recloose - "Permutation" (Cardiology) Planet E Records

Congo Natty - "UK All Stars" (Jungle Revolution) Big Dada Records





Friday, October 16, 2020

 FEATURED NEW RELEASES


Asian Dub Foundation - "Access Denied" 

Keleketla! (S/T)

Spaza "Mangaliso Sobukwe" (Uprize) new release!!!

Damon Locks - "Power" (Where Future Unfolds) International Anthem Records

Dub Syndicate - "Yes, It's Bless" (Acres of Space) On U Sound Records

Yabby You - "Heads a Roll Dub" (Dub it to the Top) Blood and Fire Records

Josh Johnson - "Punk" (Freedom Exercise) - new release!!!

Budos Band - "Budonian Nights" (Long in the Tooth) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Mike James Kirkland - "Stay" (single) new release!!!

Gregory Isaacs - "Good Morning" (20 hits) 

Bingy Bunny - "Tonight" (Me and Jane) 

Makaya McCraven - "Above and Beyond" (Highly Rare) International Anthem Records

Ebony Rhythm Band - "Get Yourself Together" (Soul Heart Transplant) Now Again Records

Barrington Levy - "Here I Come" (Here I Come) Greensleeves Records

Don Cherry - "Degi-Degi" (Brown Rice)

Asian Dub Foundation - "Smash and Grab" (Access Denied) X Ray Productions - new release!!!

Lo-Fi Sensibilities - "Cabin Fever" (Headz v2a) Mo Wax Records

MachineDrum - "Believe in U" (I Believe in U) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Dam-Funk - "Purple" (Rhythm Trax 4) Stones Throw Records

Nightmares on Wax - "Groove Str." (Smoker's Delight) Warp Records

Mulatu Astatke w/ Heliocentrics - "Fire in the Zoo" (Inspiration Information) Strut Records

Damien Marley - "It Was Written" (Halfway Tree) Tuff Gong Records

Fantastic Negrito - "I'm So Happy I Cry" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?) - new release!!!

Bobbi Humphrey - "Please Set Me at Ease" (Blue Break Beats) Blue Note Records

Betty Davis - "70s Blues" (They Say I'm Different) Light in the Attic Records

Keleketla! - "Freedom Groove" (Keleketla!) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

 


Saturday, October 10, 2020

The Dread Zone - Playlist: October 12, 2020

FEATURED NEW RELEASES

MACHINEDRUM: I Believe in U

SPAZA: Uprize

THE BUDOS BAND: Long in the Tooth

See below for even more new releases!!!
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Errol Flabba Holt - "Super Special Dub" (Roots Radics Dub) Tad's Records

Delroy Wilson - "I am Doing my Thing" (Dub Plate Style) Pressure Sounds Records

Machinedrum - "Kane Train" (A View of You) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Desmond Dekker - "007 Shanty Town" (Trojan Records Box Set) Trojan Records

Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers - "Crisis" (Jazz Messengers!!! + Mosaic) Essential Jazz Classics

Budos Band - "Silver Stallion" (Long in the Tooth) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Resistance Revival Chorus - "All You Fascists Bound to Lose" (Joy!) self release - new release!!!

Mistura Pura - "Blue Bus" (Blue Bus) Ubiquity Records - new release!!!

Gaudi - "Theramin" (100 Years of Theramin) Dubmission - new release!!!

Groovy - "Physical Planes" (Groovy) Extreme Records

Little Man and the Inquiries - "Funky Breakdown" (Afterschool Special: 123s of Kid Funk) Numero Group Records

Josh Johnson - "New July" (Freedom Exercise) Northern Spy Records - new release!!!

Dr. Israel - "Revolution" (Inner City Pressure) ROIR Records 

Method of Defiance - "No Justice" (Jahbulon) MOD Productions 

Echocentrics - "The Organizer" (Echo Hotel) Nacional Records

Damon Locks - "Which I Believe I am/Sounds Like Now" (Where Future Unfolds) International Anthem Records

Spaza - "Black Consciousness" (Uprize!) Stranded Records - new release!!!

Azymuth - "Tempos Dos Parana" (Before We Forget) Farout Records

Makaya McCraven - "Turtle Tricks" (Universal Beings) International Anthem Records

BiggaBush - "Dub Interlock" (Biggabush in Dub) Tru Thoughts Records

Damon the Gypsy - "Funky Funky Blues" (Song of a Gypsy) Now Again Records

Manudigital - "Manila" (Manila single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!

Marcy Luarks and Classic Touch - "Funky Boogie Woogie" (Electric Murder) Cultures of Soul Records - new release!!!

Mekbuda - "Catatonic Dub" (Convincing Delusional) Ubiquity Records - new release!!!  

William Onyeabor - "Let's Fall in Love" (Who is William Onyeabor?) Luaka Bop Records




Saturday, October 3, 2020

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

Toots and the Maytals - "So Bad" (Reggae Got Soul)

Asian Dub Foundation - "Youthquake Pt. 1: Greta Speaks" (Access Denied) X Ray Productions - new release!!!

DJ Spooky v. Scanner - "Jeterotopian" (The Quick and the Dead) Sulphur Records

Butcher Brown - "Frontline" (#KingButch) Concord Jazz Records - new release!!!

Jungle - "Beat 54" (For Ever) XL Recordings

Dam Funk - "Burn Straight Through U" (Toeachizown) Stones Throw Records

Ken Boothe - "Can't Fight Me Down" (Everything I Own)

Bim Sherman - "Love Forever" (Tribulation) Pressure Sounds

Budos Band - "Long in the Tooth" (single) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Fela Kuti - "Mr. Grammart..." (Monkey Banana/Excuse O) MCA Records

Brasstronaut - "Tricky" (Brasstronaut)

Bigga Ranx - "Regarde Moi" (Sunset Cassette) - new release!!!

Betty Davis - "It's So Good" (Is it Love or Desire?) Light in the Attic Records

Makaya McCraven/Gil Scott-Heron - "New York is Killing Me" (We're New Again) XL Recordings

Makaya McCraven - "LeftO" (Where We Come From) 

Attica Blues - "Sketch" (Headz 2b) Mo Wax Records

Here Lies Man - "So Far Away" (Here Lies Man) Riding Easy Records

Leroy Sibbles - "Give Me What is Mine" (Strictly Roots)

Free Radicals - "I'm Dreaming of a White Power Outage" (White Power Outage) Free Radicals - new release!!!

Dub Syndicate - "Throw Down Your Gun" (Ital Breakfast) On U Sound Records

"Wicked a Go Feel it" (When Jah Shall Come) Pressure Sounds Records - new release!!!

Potatohead People and De La Soul - "Baby Got Work" (single) Concord Jazz Records new release!!!

Grover Washington Jr. - "Black Frost" (Mister Magic) 

Harari - "Good Vives" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth) Cultures of Soul Records

Joni Haastrup - "Get Out" (Wake Up Your Mind) 


Saturday, September 26, 2020

 

Free Radicals - "Already Guilty" (White Power Outage) - new release!!!

Fantastic Negrito - "Justice in America" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?) - new release!!!

Stereo M.C.s - "What is Soul?"  (Headz v. 2) Mo Wax Records

Anthony Johnson - "I'm Coming Home" (Greatest Hits) 

Archie Bell and the Drells - "Don't Let the Music Slip Away" (Platinum Collection)

Barrington Levy - "Minibus" (single) 

Potatohead and De La Soul - "Baby Got Work" - new release!!!

Butcher Brown - "1992" (#KingButch) new release!!!

Midnight Funk Association - "Code" (Headz v. 2) Mo Wax Records

Falle Nioke - "Forgiveness" (YouKounkoun) Prah Records - new release!!!

Biggabush - "East Africa Dub Stylee" (Biggabush in Dub) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Ahmad Jamal - "Awakening" (Awakening) 

David Axelrod - Urizen (Songs of Innocence) Now Again Records

The Delfonics - "I Can't Cry No More" (The Delfonics)

Algiers - "Blood" (Algiers) Matador Records

Gregory Isaacs - "Soon Forward" (Soon Forward) Frontline Records

Biga Ranx - "Sunset Cassette" (Sunset Cassette) - new release!!!

Jah Smile - "Ethiopian Rock" (When Jah Shall Come) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!

Burning Spear - "Reggaelation" (Marcus' Ghost)

Budos Band - "Long in the Tooth" (single) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Onipa - "Kukuru" (We No Be Machine) Strut Records

Richie Spice - "DeStress" (Together We Stand) VP Records - new release!!!

Johnny Osbourne - "Girl of My Complexion" (Nightfall) Greensleeves

URoy - "Nyahbinghi Chant" (Now)





Friday, September 11, 2020

Don Carlos - "Sweet Africa" (Gold) 

African Brothers - "Torture" (Want Some Freedom) Easy Star Records

Barrington Levy - "Bounty Hunter" (Shaolin Temple)

Biggabush - "Push Push" (Biggabush in Dub) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Onipa - "Safari Ya Muziki" (We No Be Machine) Strut Records

Kalbata - "Revelation Six (feat. Tigris)" (Vanrock) Fortuna Records

Steve Reid Ensemble - "Long Time Black" (Nova) Soul Jazz Records

Amnesty - "Mr. President" (Free Your Mind) Now Again Records

Budos Band - "Long in the Tooth" (single) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Freddie Hubbard - "Body and Soul" (Body and Soul) Impulse Records

Boris Gardiner - "You Just Got to Be in Love" (Every N***** is a Star) Jazzman Records

Los Retros - "Fruitful" (Everlasting) Stones Throw Records - new release!!!

Shabaka and the Ancestors - "Go to My Heart, Go to Heaven" (We are Sent by History) Impulse Records

Shogun Orchestra - "Black Lotus" (Paris DJs Soundsystem Presents: A House Divided) 

Dub Syndicate - "See a Man's Face" (Classic Selections V. 1) On U Sound

Hopeton Lindo - "Rude Boy" 

Bim Sherman - "Trying" (Tribulation) 

Saul Williams - "Down for Some Ignorance" (Martyr Loser King) 

Painkiller - "Parish of Tama (Ossuary Dub)" (Execution Ground) Subharmonic Records

Pharoah Sanders - "Ore-Se-Re" (Elevation) 

Richie Spice - "Valley of Jehoshaphat (Red Hot)" (Together We Stand) VP Records - new release!!!

Yussef Kamaal - "Low Rider" (Black Focus) 

FEATURED NEW RELEASES

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Biggabush - "Don in Studio One" (Biggabush in Dub) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Captain Planet- "Big Man" (No Visa) 

Stick Figure - "Coco de Rock" (World on Fire) 

William Parker, Hamid Drake, Rob Brown, Lewis Barnes - "Groove" (Sound Unity) 

Universal Togetherness Band - "Pull Up" (Chicago House Party: Ultra High Frequencies) Numero Group

Butcher Brown - "Gum in My Mouth" (#King Butch) Concord Jazz Records - new release!!!

Los Retros - "Messiah" (Everlasting) Stones Throw Records - new release!!!

Roy Ayers - "Synchronous Vibrations" (Jazz is Dead 2) Linear Labs - new release!!!

World's Experience Orchestra - "Black Woman" 

Sounds of Liberation - "Backstreets of Heaven" (Unreleased) Dogtown Records

Yussef Lateef - "Slip Slidin" (Live at Pep's) Impulse Records

Marco Ville - "Viajando Por Ai" (Jazz is Dead 3) Linear Labs - new release!!!

The Lions - "Ethio-Steppers" (Jungle Struttin) Stones Throw Records

William Onyeabor - "Body and Soul (Scientist remix)" (Luaka Bop Records)

 Onipa - "I Know" (Open My Eyes) Wormwood Records

No-Maddz - "Hold It" (Heaven on Earth) 

Tony Allen - "Road Block (Dance Dub)" (African Funk) 

Sugar Minott - "Slice of the Cake" (Roots Lover) Mol Selekta

Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture - "Fufafou" (Youkounkoun) Prah Records - new release!!!


Saturday, August 29, 2020

The Dread Zone: August 30, 2020

Falle Nioke - "Mounemouma" (Youkounkoun) Prah Recordings - new release!!!

Biggabush - "East Africa Dub Style" (Biggabush in Dub) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Richie Spice - "Murderer" (Together We Stand) VP Records -new release!!!!

Jungle Fire - "Slipshot" (Jungle Fire) Nacional Records

Ice/Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Frisco" (Afro Funk Explosion) 

Baaba Maal - "One Day" (The Traveller)

Vusi Mahlasela - "Imal iyaphela" (Shabeen Queen) - new release!!!

Keleketla! - "Crystalise" (Keleketla!) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Stick Figure - "Easy Runaway" (Stick Figure) 

Bill Laswell/Bob Marley - "Them Belly Full" (Ambient Translations: Bob Marley in Dub)

Rhythm Machine - "You Pay for What You Got" (Rhythm Machine) Now Again Records

Master Plan, Inc. - "Younger Generation" (Master Plan, Inc.) Jazzman Records

Butcher Brown - "Cabbage" (single) new release!!!

The Architect - "Boogie Dola" 

Marcos Valle - "Isso e que eu sei" (Jazz is Dead 3) Linear Labs - new release!!!

Theon Cross - "Radiation" (Fyah) 

Sefi Zisling - "Dark Movements" (Expanse) Tru Thoughts Records

Leon and RootsQuake - "Ride On" (single) Fridge Records - new release!!!

Fantastic Negrito - "I'm So Happy I Cry" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?) 

Azymuth - "Araruma" (Before We Forget) Farout Recordings

Musi-O-Tunya - "When I'm Gone" (Give Love to Your Children) Now Again Records

Spaza - "Stametta Spuit" (Spaza)

Roy Ayers - "Shadows of the East" (Jazz is Dead 2) Linear Labs - new release!!!

Marcy Luarks and Classic Touch - "I Don't Want to Share Your Love" (Electric Murder) Strut Records - new release!!!

Chiiild - "Back to Life" (Synthetic Soul) 




Friday, August 14, 2020

The Dread Zone: August 17, 2020

 

Biga Ranxs - "Solid" (Sunset Cassette) - new release!!!

Sneaks - "Faith" (Happy Birthday) Merge Records - new release!!!

Dawn Penn - "No No No (You Don't Love Me)" 

Kareem Riggins - "Africa" (Alone Together) Stones Throw Records

Fantastic Negrito - "I'm So Happy I Cry" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?") Blackball Universe/Cooking Vinyl Records - new release!!!!

Lord Echo - "Low to the Street" (Harmonies) Stones Throw Records

Richie Spice - "Murderer" (Together We Stand) VP Records - new release!!!

Azymuth - "Equipe 69" (Before We Forget) Farout Recordings

Oliver Smith - "Sign of the Times" (Word Sound 'Av Power) 

Falle Nioke - "Loneliness" (Youkounkoun) Prah Recordings

Keleketla! - "Freedom Groove" (Keleketla!) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Budos Band - "Long in the Tooth" (single) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Butcher Brown - "Cabbage" (single) - new release!!!

Michael Franti and Spearhead - "I've Got You" (Work Hard and Be Nice) BooWax Records - new release!!!

Papa Michigan and Co. - "Night Nurse" - new release!!!

Los Retros - "New Humanity" (Everlasting) - new release!!!

The Comet is Coming - "Start Running" (Death to the Planet) Leaf Records

Kenny Smyth - "Highway" (single) - new release!!!

Kenyatta Hill and Culture - "Free Africa" - new release!!!

Funky Destination - "One Brotha to Another" (Revolution is Only Solution)

U-Roy - "Festival Wise" (Best of Eric Donaldson)

Spaza - "Stametta Spuit" (Spaza)

Chicago Underground Trio - "Zagreb" (Slon) 

Cymande - "Pon De Jungle" (Cymande) 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

The Dread Zone: August 3, 2020


Ken Boothe - "Stop this World" (single)
Richie Spice - "Eyes to See the World" (Together We Stand) VP Records - new release!!!
Dr. Pablo and Dub Syndicate  -  "Man of Mystery" (On U Soundclash) On U Sound Records
Dub Syndicate - "Hey Ho" (On U Soundclash) On U Sound Records
Peace Development Crew and Cola Cola - "Sound String Up" (single) - new release!!!
Michael Franti and Spearhead - "I Got You" (Work Hard and Be Nice) - new release!!!
Monophonics - "Day By Day" (It's Only Us)
Don Cherry - "Surrender Rose" (Hear and Now)
Lamont Dozier - "Shine" (Black Bach)
The Lightmen - "May 67" (Free as You Wanna Be) Now Again Records
Eugene Blacknell - "Groove Monkey" (We Can't Take Life for Granted) Luv 'N' Haight Records
Bobbi Humphrey - "Fun House" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Pastor Barrett and the Youth for Christ Choir - "Joyful Noise" (Like a Ship)
Fantastic Negrito - "Chocolate Samurai" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet) - new release!!!
Chicago Underground Duo - "Exponent Red" (Axis and Alignment)
The Comet is Coming - "Final Days of the Apocalypse" (Channel the Spirits) Leaf Records
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammod - "Jazz is Dead" (Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs - new release!!!
Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture - "Barke" (YouKounKoun) Prah Records - new release!!!
Emancipator - "Labyrinth" (Mountain of Memory) Loci Records - new release!!!
Bobby Hutcherson - "8/4 Beat" (Blue and Groovy) Blue Note Records
L'Entourloop and Skarra Mucci - "Da Legacy" (Golden Nuggets) - new release!!!
Alborosie - "Poser" (Freedom and Fyah)
Freddie McKay - "I'm a Free Man" (Lonely Man)
Karrem Riggins - "K.  Riffins" (Alone Together) Stones Throw Records
Maker - "Drop Dead" (Maker v. Now Again 2) Now Again Records
Boscoe - "Now and Den" (Boscoe) Numero Group









Saturday, July 25, 2020

The Dread Zone: July 27, 2020


Babe Rainbow - "Monky Disco (Jo Ba Dub)" (single) Sony Music
Lord Echo - "Low to the Street" (Harmonies) Stones Throw Records
Leon and Rootsquake - "Ride On" (single) - new release!!!
Kenyata Hill feat. Culture - "Free Africa" (single)
Little Ben and the Cheers - "Never More" (Eccentric Soul: The Nickel and Penny Labels) Numero Group
Johnson, Hawkins, - "You Can't Blame Me" (Eccentric Soul: The Capsoul Label) Numero Group
Majestic Arrows - "Doing it for Us" (Eccentric Soul: The Bandit Label) Numero Group
Horace Andy - "Skylarking" (Inna de Yard) Inna de Yard - new release!!!
Michael Kiwanuka - "I Won't Lie" (Home Again)
Kaleta and Super Yamba Band - "Jibiti (Bosq remix)" (single) - new release!!!
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Hihache" (Afro Funk Explosion)
Captain Planet - "Ghost Dance" (No Visa) - new release!!!
Charles Mingus - "Hora Decibitus" (Thirteen Pictures) Columbia Records
Adriane Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammod - "Coneaxo" (Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs - new release!!!
Miles Davis - "One and One" (On the Corner) Columbia Records
Sefi Zisling - "Reverie with You and Me" (Expanse) Tru Thoughts Records
Spaza -
Adrian Younge and the Delfonics - "Lover's Medley" (Presents the Delphonics)
Keleketla - "Crystalise" (Keleketla!) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!
The Cannibals - "Hey Tonight" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth) Cultures of Soul Records
Sneaks - "Addis" (Highway Hypnosis) Merge Records

Saturday, July 4, 2020

The Dread Zone: July 6, 2020


Keleketla! - "Freedom Groove" (Keleketla!) - new release!!! (South Africa!)
Joe King - "Speak on Up" (An Alternate History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Captain Planet - "Patty Cake" (No Visa) Bastard Jazz Records - new release!!!
Du'Rite - "No Hope" (single) Du'Rite Music - new release!!!
Soom T - "Original That's Me" (Far From Home) new release!!!  
Creations Unlimited - "Crystal Illusion" (An Alternate History of Popular Music) Numero Group
Fantastic Negrito - "Chocolate Samurai" (Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?)

Eek-a-Mouse - "It was my Land" (The Very Best of 2)
Mr. Bojangles - "Ten Dread Commandments" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan Records
Burning Spear - "Give Me" (Marcus Garey) Island Records
Bim Sherman - "Love in the Ghetto" (Tribulation) Pressure Sounds
Roy Ayers - "African Sounds" (Roy Ayers: Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs - new release!!!
Johnny Lytle - "Minor Soul" (So Blue, So Funky v. 2) Blue Note Records
Jupiter and Okwess - "Na Kozonga" (Na Kozonga) Zamora Music - new reelase!!! (DRCongo)
Archie Bell and the Drells - "Don't Let the Music Slip Away" (Platinum Collection)
Los Yesterdays - "Time" (Penrose Records v. 1) Penrose Records - new release!!!
Soul Center aka Thomas Brinkmann - "Time" (III) Mute Records
Abassi All Stars - "Roots Version" (single)

Toots and the Maytals - "It Was Written Down" (Scratchy Sounds) Trojan Records
Barrington Levy - "Black Roses" (Too Experienced) RAS Records
Lord Echo - "Note from Home" (Echoes)
Alias - "Watching Water" (The Other Side of the Looking Glass) Anticon
Thievery Corporation feat. Sister Nancy - "Originality" (Versions) ESL Records
Fab Five Freddy - "Change the Beat" (Celluloid: Change the Beat)
Nightports feat. Betamax - "Ritual" (Nightports feat Betamax) Leaf Records - new release!!!
The Comet is Coming - "Final Eclipse (Full Version)" (Death to the Planet) Leaf Records



Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Dread Zone: June 29, 2020


The Comet is Coming - "March of the Rising Sun" (Death to the Planet e.p.) Leaf Records
Keleketla - "Future Toyi Toyi" (single) - new release!! [from South Africa]
Falle Nioke and Ghost Culture - "Barke" PRAH Recordings - new release!!! [Guinea]
Amanaz - "Africa" (Africa) Now Again Records [1973 release from Zambia]
Oneness of Juju - "Afrobeat" (African Rhythms) Strut Records
Maytones - "Sha La La Disco (extended)" (Greatest Hits) Heartbeat Records [Jamaica]
Israel Vibration - "Jah Love Me" (Strength of My Life) RAS Records [Jamaica]
Roy Ayers - "Synchronized Vibrations" (Roy Ayers: Jazz is Dead) Linear Labs - new release [Los Angeles]
McCoy Tyner - "Wanderer" (Extensions)
Sound Defects - "Oh My" (The Iron Horse)
Nightmares on Wax - "Morse" (Carboot Soul) Warp Records
Akea Beka - "Heartbeat of a Dub" (single) - new release!!!
Bobby Humphrey - "Fun House" (Satin Doll) Blue Note Records
Kenny Smyth - "Highway" (Lockdown Riddim) Urban Tree Music - new release!!!
Mulatu Astatke and Heliocentrics - "Live from Tigre Lounge"(Inspiration Information) Strut Records
Nightports and Betamax - "Hydro" (Nightports w/ Betamax) Leaf Records - new release!!!
Pastor Barrett and the Church for Christ Children's Choir - "Nobody Knows" (Like a Ship) Light in the Attic Records
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - "Pick it Up, Lay it in the Cut" (Dap Dippin') Daptone Records
Shneice McMenamin and Prince Fatty - "90% of Me is You"
Sidiku Buari - "Games we Used to Me" (Disco Fever)
Steve Reid - "Long Time Black" (Nova) Soul Jazz Records
Yussef Kamaal - "Wingtai Drums/Joint 17" (Black Focus)
Yussef Lateef - "Slippin' and Slidin' (Live at Pep's) Impulse!


Friday, June 19, 2020

The Dread Zone: June 22, 2020


Maker - "Sundancer" (Maker v. Now Again Records v. 2) Now Again Records
Antibalas - "Beaten Metal" (Security) Anti Records
The Architect - "Boogie Dola" (Un Plague Sur La Lune) X Ray Production - new elease!!!
SK Simeon and King Toppa - "Namungodi" (single) La Gorda Records- new release!!!
Dubvisionist - "Skylarkin Lounge" (Dubvisionist presents DFL Sessions) Echo Beach - new release!!!
Roy Ayers - "Shadows of the East" (Roy Ayers) Jazz Is Dead - new release!!!
Jamaican Jazz Orchestra - "Hold the Phone" (single) Zephyrus Records - new release!!!
Ted Coleman Band - "Due Consideration" (Taking Care of Business) BBE Records
Freddie McKay - "I'm a Free Man" (A Lonely Man) 
Public Enemy - "State of the Union (Instrumental) - new release!!!
Keleketla -  "Future Toi Toi" 
Say Their Names
The Bar Kays - "Copy Cat"
Demon Fuzz - "Past, Present, Future" 
Richie Spice - "Rasta Teachings" (Keep Up Riddim) - new release!!!
Don Cherry - "Buddha's Blues" (Hear and Now)
The Comet is Coming - "Cosmic Dust" (Channel the Spirits) Leaf Records
Tricky - "Fall Please" (single) - new release!!!
Dudley Perkins - "Coming Home" (Expressions) Stones Throw Records
Asian Dub Foundation
Mexicali
Barry Adamson - "Something Wicked This Way Comes" (Murky World of...) Mute Records
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Dr. Beezar, Soul Frankenstein" (Afro Funk Explosion)
Matata - "Talkin' Talkin'" (Africa Funk) 
J-Felix - "I Remember" (Whole Again Hooligan) Stones Throw Records
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt- "Con Alma"  (Duets) Verve


Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Dread Zone: June 15, 2020


Manudigital - "Mexicali" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!
SK Simeon and King Toppa - "Namungodi" - new release!!!
The Architect - "Boogie Dola" - new release!!!
Antibalas - "Dirty Money" (Dirty Money) Daptone Records
Brother Ah and the Sound Awareness - "Celebration" (Key to Nowhere)
Adriane Young and Ali Shaheen Mahamood w/Roy Ayers - "African Sound"(Jazz is Dead) - new release!!!
Khan Jamal Creative Ensemble - "Breath of Life" (Drum Dance to the Motherland) EM Records
Akae Beka - "Heartbeat of a Dub" (single) - new release!!!
Asian Dub Foundation - "Swarm" (Access Denied) - new release!!!
Dubvisionist and PFL - "Skylarkin Lounge" (single) - new release!!!
Richie Spice - "Rasta Teaching" (Keep Up! Riddim) - new release!!!
Sister Sherin - "Jah Music" (Jah Music e.p.) Echo Beach Records - new release!!!
Augustus Pablo - "East of the River Nile" (East of the River Nile) 
Sneaks - "Addis"
Radio Milwaukee - "Say Their Names" - new release!!!
World's Experience Orchestra  - "The Prayer" (Beginning of a New Birth) Now Again Records 
William Parker/Hamid Drake/Rob Brown/Lewis Barnes - "Groove" (Sound Unity)
Ted Coleman Band - "Samba de" (Taking Care of Business)
Shabaka and the Ancestors - "Run, the Darkness Will Pass" (We are Sent Here by History) Impulse Records - new release!!!
Rob - "Your Kiss Stole Me Away" (Rob the Funky Way) Mr. Bongo Records
Joe McPhee - "Shaky Jake" (Nation Time) 


Saturday, June 6, 2020


Sub Modu - "RAM Generation" (Pidgin Syths) Tru Thoughts - new release!!!
J-Felix - "I Remember" (Whole Again Hooligan) - new release!!!
Butch Cassidy Sound System - "Melodic B" (Echo Tone Defeat) Echo Beach Records
Chiiild - "Pirouette" (Synthetic Soul) - new release!!!
Tony Allen - "Road Close" (Africa Funk)
Empress Kandace - "Rescue Me" (single) - new release!!!
Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Darkest Light" (Afro Funk Explosion) Manifesto Records
Jah 9 - "Note to Self" (Note to Self) VP Records
Horace Andy - "Skylarking" (Inna de Yard) - new release!!!
The Dynamics - "Dum De Dum" (First Landing) Hacktone Records
Thee Sinners - "Seems Like"
Grover Washington -  "Black Frost"
Dudley Perkins - "Get On Up"
Gonna Roll You Over
Jimi Castor Bunch - "Bad"
Willi Hutch - "Get Ready for the Get Down" (Best of...)
Kashmere Stage Band - "Super Bad" (Texas Funk) Now Again Records!
Bohannon - "A Happy Song for You" (Alive)
Adriane Young and Ali Shaheed Muhammed - "Apocoliptico feat. Azymuth" (Jazz is Dead) - new release!!!
Oscar Peterson Trio - "Naptown Blues" (Hello Herbie)
Rim Kwaku Obeng - "Funky Drummer" (Rim Arrives)
Four Tet - "Anti Racists Tech House

Saturday, May 30, 2020


Prince Fatty - "Take Me as I Am" - new release!!!
Leon and Rootsquake - "Ride On" - new release!!!
Sneaks - "Addis" (Highway Hypnosis)
Los Aggrolites - "In the Rain"
Sub Modu - "Water Get No Enemy" (Pidgin Synths) - new release!!!
Howard Wales - "Huxley's Howl" (single) - new release!!!
Cymande - "Dove" (Cymande)
Funky Destination - "Frequency of Liberation" (Revolution is Only Solution)
Johnnie Walker - "Love Vibrator" (Personal Space) Chocolate Industries/Numero Group
Leifur James - "Angels in Disguise" (Angels in Disguise) - new release!!!
Sun Ra
Tom Misch and Yuseff
Wendell Harrison - "Farewell to Welfare"
Chemical Brothers - "Let Us Build a City" (Born in the Echoes: Deluxe) Astralwerks
Budos Band - "Ghost Talk" (V) Daptone REcords
Kenyatta Hill and Culture - "Free Africa" (single) - new release!!!
Four Tet - "Anti-racism Tech House" (Soundcloud Singles) - new release!!!
Boscoe - "We Ain't Free" (Boscoe) Numero Group
Chezidek - "Because I'm Black" (single) - new release!!!
Eugene Blacknell - "We Have to Live Together" (We Can't Take Life For Granted) Luv 'N' Haight
Gil Scott Heron - "Sign of the Ages" (The Revolution Will Not Be Televised)
Lou Bond - "To the Establishment" (Lou Bond)



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