Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 

Black Disco - "Night Express" (Night Express) Matsuli Records

A 2016 reissue of this 1976 favorite.  Released during the heyday of Soweto Soul.  Featuring Pops Mohamed on organ; Sipho Gumede on bass 

Outernational Meltdown - "Amagoduka (Migrant Workers)" (Jazzin' Universally) B+W Music

Recorded in 1995 in both Cape Town and J'Burg, it was produced by Black Disco's Pops Mohamed and Sipho Gumede!

Keleketla! - "Freedom Groove (On-U Sound Mix)" (Keleketla! Remixes) Ninja Tune Records

Ninja Tune artist and label founder Coldcut travels to Johannesburg to work with the Keleketla collective. Remixed by UK dub producer Adrian Sherwood.

Freshlyground - "Nomthandazo" (Take Me to the Dance) 

2012 release from Cape Town-based band blending traditional Kwela and African folk with contemporary rock and electronica.  The song title is the female version of a name meaning "prayer."   

Benjamin Ball - "Flash a Flashlight" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco 1980-84) Cultures of Soul Records

Compiled by COS head honcho Deano Sounds in collaboration with Johannesburg-based DJ Okapi from the Afro-Synth blog and record store, Boogie Breakdown serves up two tracks apiece from six seminal acts from the era - Harari, The Cannibals, Neville Nash, Benjamin Ball, Don Laka and Al Etto – to offer a glimpse into this long-forgotten era in African music history.

Lucky Dude - "Different Colors/One People" (Victims) Shanachie Records

1993 recording from this South African reggae artist.  The song praises the end of apartheid and the beginning of a new story for the nation.

Spaza - "Five Rand Are Time..." (Spaza)

Conceived in the Mushroom Hour Half Hour lab, SPAZA is a band with no permanent personnel, with each lineup assembled for the express purpose of recording once-off improvised or workshopped material.

Shabaka and the Ancestors - "Til The Freedom Comes Home" (We are Sent Here By History) Impulse Records

British sax sensation Shabaka Hutchings performing with South African musicians as Shabaka and the Ancestors.  Very raw sound compared to his other creative outlets in Sons of Kemet and the Comet is Coming.

Miriam Make - "Masakhane" (Homeland) Putumayo Artists
2002 recording from the artist known as Mama Africa.  The song title translates to "Let's build up one another" and is a call for cooperation in the post-apartheid era.

The Drive - "Ain't Sittin' Down Doin' Nothing" (Next Stop: Soweto) Strut Records
1975 release, originally on the RCA label.  Part of the Strut Records "Zulu Rock, Afro-Disco" series.

Soul Brothers - "Idlozi" (South African Legends) Putumayo Artists
The title means "ancestor" and the brothers sing about the importance of heritage.

Desire Marea - "Ntkozo/Studies in Black Trauma" (Desire) Mute Records
South African artist who was half of the queer performance duo FAKA.  Marea majored in Performing Arts at the National School of Arts in Johannesburg.  

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - "Genes and Spirits" (Genes and Spirits) Matsuli Records
1998 recording of this South African jazz pianist whose life ended in tragedy.

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Dread Zone: June 27, 2022

 

Little Axe - "Early in the morning" (If you want loyalty, get a dog) On-U Sound

Roots Manuva - "Highest Grade Dub" (Dub Come Save Me) Big Dada

Emanative - "Black Enchantment" (single) 

Link and Chain - "Dirty Works" (single) Issachar Muzik Productions - new release!!!

Johnny Clarke - "Fade Away" (Too Much Iron in the Fire) Trojan Records

Organic Grooves - "Know Now Go" (Black Cherry)

Ponga - "Nubile" (Psychological)

Lava La Rue - "Hi-Fidelity" (single) - new release!!!

Lightning Hopkins - "Baby You're Not Going to Make a Fool Out of Me" (The Complete Aladdin Recordings)

Hollie Cook - "Moving On" (Happy Hour) - new release!!!

African Head Charge - "Primal One Drop" (My Life in a Hole in the Ground) On U Sound 

Jimmy McGriff - "Everything Happens to Me" (Concert at the Cook County Jail) 

F.S. Bluum and Nils Framm - "Neckrub" (2x1=4)

Lonnie Smith and Loren Oden - "Love Brings Happiness" (Jazz is Dead 11) Jazz is Dead - new release!!!

Syl Johnson - "Concrete Reservation" (Is It Because I'm Black)

Danielle Ponder - "So Long" (single) - new release!!!

Koffee - "Shine" (single)

Ron Trent - "Fios Potentia" (What Do the Stars Say to You?) - new release!!!

Christopher Ellis - "Rub a Dub" 

Mikkim - "Dancehall Party" 

Harold Budd - "A Sidelong Glance from my Round Nefertiti" (Luxa)

Flying Lotus - "The Room" (The Room) - new release!!!

Catalyst - "Celestial Bodies" (If You Are Not Part of the Solution)

Cochemea - "Los Muertos" (All My Relations)

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - "One Day" 

Binker and Moses - "Because Because" (Feeding the Machine)



Monday, June 20, 2022

The Dread Zone: June 20, 2022 (Juneteenth!)

 

Max Roach - "Freedom Day" (We Insist!) Candid Records

Emanative and Tamar Collocutor - "Energy" (single) 

Material - "Downward" (Abstract Depressionism)

T.R. Shine feat Pupa Curly - "Not a Part a Ya Party" (single) Tuff Kruffy Entertainment - new release!!!

Mikkim feat. MC Turner and Earl 16. - "Bidlibam Skank" (Long Story Short) - new release!!!

Eek-a-Mouse - "Long Time Ago" (Wa Do Dem) Greensleeves Records

Sault - "Black Is" (Black Is) 

Butcher Brown and Michael Millions - "Black Man" (single) - new release!!!

Tiki Obmar - "Lilipadsb" (High School Confidential) Mush Records

Sir Coxsone Sound - "Many Moods of Coxsone" (King of the Dub Rock 1 and 2)

Khruangbin - "Maria Tambien/Mary Always" (Con Todo El Mundo/Hasta El Cielo) Late Nite Tales

Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble - "Frankiphone Blues" (On the Beach)

Black Flower - "Deep Dive Down" (Magma)

Theon Cross - "Forward Progression II" (Intra-I)

Revolutionary Dub Warriors - "Mount Uhuru" (Reaction Dub Pt 1) On U Sound Records

Ben Marc - "First Batch" (Glass Effect) - new release!!!

Tetra Hydro K - "L'Impasse (feat. KT Gorique)" (single) - new release!!!

Dean Frasier and Ernie Ranglin - "Lightning From Da East" (Two Colors) Tad's Records - new release!!!

Roy Ayers - "Red, Black and Green" (Destination Motherland) Universal Records

Jean Carne - "Black Love" (Jazz is Dead 12)  Jazz is Dead - new release!!!

3Head - "Slo Funk" (single) - new release!!!

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes - "The Real" (What Kinda Music?) Blue Note Records

George Darko - "Medo Menuanom" (Borga Revolution!  Ghanian Dance Music) Kalita Records - new release!!!

Dubxanne - "Heart of Glass" (King Size Dub 25) Echo Beach - new release!!!

Moodymann - "Taken Away" (Taken Away) KDJ Records

Steve Reid - "Lion of Juda" (Nova) Soul Jazz Records


Monday, June 13, 2022

The Dread Zone: June 13, 2022

 

L'Enterloop feat. Ken Boothe and Lion in Bed - "Eternal Roses" (La carte dans la confusion) - new release!!!

Shanti Powa - "Rocky Road" (single) Shanti Powa Records - new release!!!

Dean Fraser and Ernest Ranglin - "Lightning from the east" (Two Colors) Tad's Records - new release!!!

Dubxanne aka Guido Craveiro feat. Sara Lugo - "Heart of Glass (dub)" (King Size Dub 25) Echo Beach Records - new release!!!

3Head - "SLO Funk (Dogdub Sound System dub)" (single) new release!!!

Masta Recka - "Ghetto John Crow" (single) - new release!!!

Kabaka Pyramid - "Make Things Work" (

Paa Jude - "Odo Refre Wo" (Borga Revolution! Ghanian Dance Music in the Digital Age 1983-92) Kalita Records

Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes - "Sensational" (What Kinda Music) Blue Note Records

Max Roach - "Driva Man" (We Insist!)

McCoy Tyner - "Going Home" (Asante) Impulse!

Ghost Rhythms - "Uchimizu" (Spectral Music)

Ronnie Davis - "Inna Dis Time" (Too Much Iron for the Fire: Blackbeard Productions) Trojan Records

The Medusas - "Grooving Out of Life" (Blood Brothers) Nigeria

Frightnrs - "Profilin'" (Always) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Lava La Rue - "High Fidelity" (single) - new release!!!

Black Flower - "The Light" (Magma)

Leftfield - "6/8 War" (Rhythm and Stealth) Columbia Records

Mungo's Hi-Fi - "Ms. Burnett" (single) Scotch Bonnet Records - new release!!!

Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhamood feat. Phil Ranelin and Wendell Harrison - "Running with the Tribe" (Jazz is Dead 11) Jazz is Dead


Monday, June 6, 2022

The Dread Zone: June 6, 2022

 

The Frightnrs - "Why does it feel like a curse?" (Always) Daptone Records - new release!!!

Noah House of Dread - "Stand Firm in Dub" 

African Head Charge - "The Best Way" (Voodoo of the Godsent) On U Sound

Leftfield - "Chant of a Poorman" (Rhythm and Stealth) Columbia Records

L'Entourloop feat. Troy Berkley and Blabbermouf - "Madvilla" (single)

Tony Rebel - "Fire Fire" (I Rebel)

Qaballah Steppers - "Then What" (Qaballah Steppers) Imaginatrix

Belief [Stella Mozgawa and Boom Bip] - "I Want to Be" (Versions) Lex Records 

Maker - "Sundancer" (Vs. Now Again 2) Now Again Records

Mikkim feat. MC Turner and Earl 16 - "Bidlibam Skank" (Long Story Short) - new release!!!

Mebusas - "Blood Brothers" (V. 1 Blood Brothers)

Rhythm Machine - "Lil's Place" (Rhythm Machine) Now Again Records

Lonnie Liston Smith - "Peace and Love" (Reflections of a Golden Dream)

Christopher Ellis - "Rub a Dub" (single)

Ebi Soda - "Giraffe Bread" (Honk if You're Sad) Tru Thoughts Records

Bobby Previte - "111-Soul" (Counterclockwise)

Binker and Moses - "Feed Infinite" (Feeding the Machine)

Gene Russell - "If You Could See Me Now" (Talk to My Lady) Black Jazz

Maleem Mamoud Ghania - "Bala Mousaka" (Trance of the Seven Colors)

Black Flower - "Morning in the Jungle" (Magma)

Moodymann - "I Need Relief" (Taken Away)

Ben Marc - "Sweet Nineteen" (Glass Effect)

Musi-O-Tunya - "My Baby" (Give Love to Your Children) Now Again Records




Monday, May 30, 2022

The Dread Zone: May 30, 2022

 

Mikkim feat. MC Turner and Earl 16 - "Bidlibam Skank" (Long Story Short) - new release!!!

Duke Reid - "Rocking Soul" (Run Rhythm Run)

Christopher Ellis - "Rub a Dub" (single) - new release!!!

Trinity - "Quarter Pound of Ishen" (Shanty Town Determination) Blood and Fire Records

Dennis Bovell - "Brain Damage" (The Dub Master)

Bing Ji Ling - "Everybody Dub" (Tim Love Lee: Fully Bearded) Tummy Touch Records

Charlie Hunter and Bobby Previte - "Kingda Ka" (Altitude: Above Sea Level)

Rollercone - "Riviera Traxx Dub" (Abstract Workshop 2) Shadow Records 

Tetra Hydro K - "Expedition 808 feat. Tom Spirals" (Odysee) - new release!!!

Ponga - "Dental Melodica" (Psychological)

Psyco on da Bus - "Push Your Mind (break beat remix)" (Psyco on da Bus)

Uffe - "Old Balance" (Words and Endings) On the Corner Records

Khruangbin - "One to Remember (Harvey Sutherland remix)" (Mordechi Remixes)

Sam Gendel - 'Cruzin Wit' (Bread)

Jimi Tenor and Kabu Kabu - "Green Grass" (Joystone) Ubiquity Records

Ben Marc - "Straight No Chasing" (Glass Effect) - new release!!!

MMBlack feat. Roy Ayers - "2000 Black" (2000 Black: The Good Good) Planet E

Roy Ayers -  "Africa, Center of the World" (Destination Motherland)

Singers and Players - "Water the Garden" (Revenge of the Underdog) On U Sound

Yabby You - "Death to all Racist" (The Yabby You Sound: Dubs and Versions)

L'Enterloop feat. Alborosie and Promoe - "Calling all dancers" (single)

Belief - "Ulu (FaltyDL Remix)" (Versions)

AdrianYounge and Ali Shaheen Muhammad - "The Avenues feat. Katalyst" (Jazz is Dead)

Roland Haynes - "Funky Mama Moose" (Second Wave) Black Jazz Records

Nate Mercerau - "Righteous Energy" (Joy Techniques)

Charlie Hunter - "Percussion Shuffle" (Songs from the Analog Playground)

Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheen Muhammad - "Ebun feat. Tony Allen" (Jazz is Dead)

Porter Ricks - "Scuba Rondo" (Anguilla Electrica)








Monday, May 23, 2022

The Dread Zone: May 23, 2022

 

Christopher Ellis - "Rub a Dub" (single) Ghetto Youth - new release!!!

L'Entourloop feat. Alborosie - "Calling All Dancers" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!

Yabby You - "Lord of Lords Dub" (Dubs and Versions v. 2) Pressure Sounds Records - new release!!!

Little Axe - "Down and Dirty" (If You Want Loyalty, Buy a Dog) On U Sound Records

Charlie Hunter feat. Mos Def - "Street Sounds" (Songs from the Analog Playground)

Cochemea Gastelum - "Maso Ye'eme" (All My Relations) Daptone Records

Eric Donaldson feat. U Roy - "Festival Wise"

Sub Modu - "All Around (Renegades of Jazz Remix)" single) Tru Thoughts - new release!!!

Graham Haynes - "Inn a Most" (BPM)

Ponga - "Awesome Wells" (Ponga)

Belief - "I Want to Be" (Versions) - new release!!!

Dennis Bovell - "Blood a go run" (

Suite Crude - "The Looker" (Space Age Gutbucket Afrodelic Jazzploitation) Cosmic Elliptic Records

Mungo's Hi-fi - "Ms. Burnett" (single) - new release!!!

Ben Marc - "First Batch" (Glass Effect) - new release!!!

Lonnie Liston Smith and Lauren Oden - "Love Brings Happiness" (Jazz is Dead 11) Jazz is Dead - new release!!!

Dub Terror - "Mr. Terror" (Dub Terror)

Koffee - "Shine" (Gifted)

Moses Boyd - "Dancing in the Dark" (Dark Matter)

The Pharaohs - "Freedom Road" (Awakening)

Lightning Hopkins - "See See Rider" 

Kode9 - "Curious" (single) HyperDub

Oneness of Juju - "Breezin'" (single) Strut Records - new release!!!

Desmond Chambers - "Hally Gully" 

The Orb - "Codes" (The Dream) Six Degrees Records



Monday, May 16, 2022

The Dread Zone: May 16, 2022

 Sweatson Klank - "All is One" (Lucky Shores e.p.)

Toro y Moi - "The Loop" (Mahal) Dead Oceans - new release!!!

Ben Marc - "Glass Effect" (Glass Effect) Innovative Leisure - new release!!!

Rupie Edwards - "Ire Feelings (Skenga)"

Peaking Lights - "Cosmic Tides" (Lucifer) Mexican Summer

Oneness of Juju - "Breezin'" (single) Strut Records - new release!!!

AmmonContact - "House Plants" (Sounds Like Everything) Ninja Tune Records

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges - "B-Side" (Texas Moon) - new release!!!

Clinton Fearon - "Jamdown Boogie" (Goodness)

Yabby You - "Dub U So" (Yabby You Sound Dubs and Versions) Pressure Sounds Records - new release!!!

Bobby Previte and Bump - "877 Soul" (Counterclockwise) Palmetto Records

Pachyman - "Towards the Mountain" (All Night Long) - new release!!!

Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers - "Freedom Rider" (Freedom Rider)

Binker and Moses - "After the Machine Settles" (Feeding the Machine) 

Koffee - "Raggamuffin" (BBC Extra)

Sound Defects - "Jean Jacket John" (Songs from the Iron Horse)

The Comet is Coming - "Super Zodiac" (Imminent) Impulse Records

The Uniques - "Love and Devotion" (Absolute Rock Steady) Pressure Sounds

Danielle Ponder - "So Long" 

3Heads - "Warning" (Chainstore Massacre) On U Sound

L'Entourloop - "Madzilla" (single) 

Kokoroko - "Something's Going On" 

Soul Media - "Breeze" (WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle v. 1) 

Sammy Dread - "In a Man's Heart" (Road Block)



Monday, April 18, 2022

The Dread Zone: April 18, 2022

 

Zap Pow - "Roots Man Reggae" (Last War)

Gaudi feat. Steel Pulse - "Cry Dubber" (Sub Signals v. 2) - new release!!!

Bim Sherman - "Can I be free (from crying)" (Pay it all back v. 5) On U Sound

Dactah Chando Meets RSD - "Natty Dub" (Guardians of Dub v. 2)

Fil Calendar - "Baby My Love" (Small Axe)

Mildlife - "Memory Palace" (Mildlife) 

Sub Modu - "All Around (Renegades of jazz remix)" (Gravity) Tru Thoughts - new release!!!

Low - "Anon" (Owl Remix) 

African Head Charge - "Snakeskin Tracksuit" (Environmental Studies) On U Sound

Oneness of Juju - "Breezin'" (Breezin') Strut Records - new release!!!

Koffee - "Shine/Raggamuffin (BBC 1xtra)" (Gifted) - new release!!!

Danielle Ponder - "Some of us are brave" (single) Future Music - new release!!!

Sound Dimension - "Firecoal Version" (Version Dread) Heartbeat Records

Maria Chiara Argiro - "Clouds" (single) - new release!!!

Pachyman - "Towards the Mountain" (All Night Long) - new release!!!

Malone and Barnes and Spontaneous Simplicity - "Road Man" (Freedom Serenade) Luv 'N' Haight Records

The Offs - "Why Boy/Judgment Day Dub" (Live at the Mabuhay)

Moses Boyd - "2 Far Gone" (Dark Matter) 

Gene Russell - "Get Down" (Talk to My Lady) Black Jazz Records

Yabby You - "Dub U So" (The Yabby You Sound-Dubs and Versions) Pressure Sounds Records - new release!!!

Sons of Kemet - "In Memory of Samir Awad" (Lest we forget what we came here to do) 

Groundtruther - "Warsaw Radio Mast" (Altitude) Thirsty Ear Records







Monday, April 11, 2022

The Dread Zone: April 11, 2022

 

Clinton Fearon - "Jamdown Boogie" (Goodness)

Solomon Jabby - "Back from the grave dub" (Zion Gates)

Janet Kay - "Silly Games" (Small Axe Soundtrack) 

Althea - "Down Town Thing" (Joe Gibbs Productions) 17 N. Parade

Link and Chain - "Guide Me Jah" (single) - new release!!!

Mighty Diamonds - "I Need a Roof" (Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story) 

Ben Marc - "Mustard" (Glass Effect) - new release!!!

Bonobo - "Otomo" (Fragments) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Koffee - "Throne" 

Cochemea Gastelum - "Mescalero" (All My Relations) Dap Tone Records

Little Axe - "I ain't going down" (If You Want Loyalty, Get a Dog) On U Sound Records

Kode9 feat Space Ape - "Sine" (singles) 

Otaku - "Harsh Reality" (Babylon is Ours: The USA in Dub) Select Cuts Records

The Orb - "Lost and Found" (The Dream) Six Degrees Records

Mutant Hi-Fi - "Apollo 11" (Chainstore Massacre) On U Sound Records

Moses Boyd feat. Joe Armon-Jones - "2 Far Gone" (Dark Matter)

Syl Johnson - "I'm Talkin' About Freedom" (Is It Because I'm Black)

Gene Russell - "Blues Suite" (Talk to My Lady) Black Jazz Records

Sweatson Klank - "Say Yes" (Good Days)

Ebi Soda - "Chandler" (single) Tru Thoughts Records

Harvey Sutherland - "Jouissance" (single) - new release!!!

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges - "Mariella" (Texas Moon) new release!!!

Sly 5thAve - "La Tormenta" (Agua de Jamaica) Tru Thoughts Records

Toro y Moi - "The Loop" (single) new release!!!

The Offs - "Funk it Honey/Why Boy Judgment Day Dub" (Live ant the Mabuhay)

Lead Belly - "Death Letter Blues Part 2" (King of the 12 String Guitar)

Doug Carn - "Moon Child" (Infant Eyes) Black Jazz Records






Monday, April 4, 2022

 

Mighty Diamonds - "Identity" (Joe Gibbs Productions) 

Dennis Bovell - "Secret Service" (Mek It Run) Pressure Sounds

Noiseshaper - "Ruff Like a What" (Rough Out There)

Yabby You and the Prophets - "Dub U So" (The Yabby You Sound: Dubs and Versions) Pressure Sounds - new release

Creation Rebel - "Beware" (On U Sound)

Onipa - "Smoke Screen" (We No Be Machine) Strut Records

Nightports and Betamax - "Fro" (S/T) Leaf Records

Peaking Lights - "Lo Hi" (Lucifer) Mexican Summer Records

Badbadnotgood - "Since you asked kindly" (3)

Lee Oskar - "Before the Rain" (Before the Rain) Avenue Records

Gil Scott-Heron - "Who'll Pay Reparations on My Soul" (Small Talk at 125th St. and Lenox)

Rhythm and Sound - "See Mi Yah" (See Mi Yah) BCM Records

Jazz is Dead - "Windfall (Natureboy Flako Remix)" (Jazz is Dead Remixes) Jazz is Dead Records

Protoje feat. Koffee - "Switch it Up" (single) 

African Head Charge - "Stebeni's Theme" (My Life in a Hole in the Ground) On U Sound

Moses Boyd - "Dancing in the Dark" (Dancing in the Dark) 

Kokoroko - "Something's Going On" (single) Brownswood Recordings - new release!!!

Third Ear Audio - "Deep Blue" (Waveform Transmissions 3) Waveform Records

Lightning Hopkins - "Come Go with Me" (Classic Blues from Smithsonian)

Jimmy McGriff - "Freedom Suite Part 1" (Friday the 13th: Live at Cook County Jail)

Ebi Soda - "Chandler" (single)

The Orb - "Ripples" (Okie Dokie) Kompakt

The Altons - "Tangled Up in You" (single)

Khruangbin feat. Leon Bridges - "Doris" (Texas Moon)








Monday, March 28, 2022

The Dread Zone: March 28, 2022

 Peaking Lights - "Cosmic Tides" (Lucifer) Mexican Summer Records

Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray - "Bade Zile" (Leave the Bones)

Diferenz - "Deep Thoughts" (Jazz Workshop) Shadow Records

Rupie Edwards - "Irie Feelings (Skenga)" (Small Axe Vol. 1)

The Jays - "Yaho" (Reggae Anthology: The Channel One Story) Trojan Records

Kutiman - "Tanzania in Dub" (Wachaga in Dub)

Groove Corporation - "Scatter" (Dub Plates from the Elephant House) G Corp

Sub Swara - "Alabaster Dub" (Coup d'Yah) Low Motion Records

Dub Terror - "Turn the Tide" (Dub Terror) 

Malone and Barnes and Spontaneous Simplicity - "Journey to the Stars" (Freedom Serenade) Luv 'N' Haight Records

Lodi - "I Hope I See it in my Lifetime" (Motown's Mowest Story) Light in the Attic Records

Sly5thAve  and Roberto Verastegui - "Agua de Jamaica" (Agua de Jamaica) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

AmmonContact - "House Plants" (Sounds Like Everything) Ninja Tune Records

Ebi Soda - "Yoshi Orange" (Yoshi Orange) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Walter Bishop Jr.'s 4th Cycle - "N'dugu's Prayer" (Black Jazz Radio) Black Jazz Records

Johnny Lytle - "Tawhid" (If you are not part of the solution) 

Little Axe - "Come Here Dog and Get Your Bone" (If you want loyalty get a dog) On U Sound

Adrian Sherwood - "U.R. Sound" (Survival and Resistance) On U Sound

African Head Charge - "The Best Way" (Voodoo of the Godsent) On U Sound

Kokoroko - "Something's Going On" (single) Brownswood Recordings

The Pop Group - "Where There's a Will" (Wild Dub) 

Toro y Moi - "The Loop" (single) new release!!!

Leadbelly - "Let it Shine on Me" (Where did you sleep last night?) Smithsonian

Peter Broggs - "Rastaman Chant Nyabhingi" (Ras Portraits)




Monday, March 21, 2022

The Dread Zone: March 21, 2022

 

Kokoroko - "We Give Thanks" (single) On the Corner Records - new release!!!

Kutiman - "Maasai in Dub" (Wachaga in Dub)

The Uniques - "Love and Devotion" (Absolutely Rock Steady) Pressure Sounds

Khruangbin - "B Side" (Texas Moon) - new release!!!

Toro y Moi - "The Loop" (single) - new release!!!

Calvin Keys - "Aunt Lovey" (Black Jazz Radio) 

Lead Belly - "Let it Shine On Me" (Where Did You Sleep Last Night?) Smithsonian

Danielle Ponder - "So Long" (So Long) - new release!!!

Sound Defects - "Da Da Da" (Songs from the Iron Horse)

Diferenz - "Mind Movement" (Jazz Workshop) Shadow Records

Crispy and Co. - "Scorpion Flower" (Afro Funk Explosion)

Lonnie Liston Smith - "Sunbeams" (Reflections of a Golden Dream)

Pachyman feat. Winter - "All Night Long" (single) ATO Records - new release!!!

3Head - "Warning"

Floating Points - "Vocoder" (single) - new release!!!

Hiatus Kiaote - "Red Room (Nick Hakim Remix)" (Mood Variant) 

Sofa Surfers - "Formula" (See the Light) ESL Records

The Comet is Coming - "Super Zodiac (Noss DJ Remix)" (Imminent) Impulse Records

Femme Deadly Venoms - "Femmenonmenon" (Femmenomenon) - new release!!!

Edwin Starr - "Easin In" (Pulp Fusion) 

Ron Carter - "117 Special" (All Blues) CTI Records

Cochemea - "All My Relations" (All My Relations) Daptone Records

John Coltrane - "Village Blues (take 2)" (Blue World) Impulse Records

Naomi Shelten and the Gospel Queens - "Get Up, Child" (Cold World) Daptone Records

Doug Carn - "Chant" (My Spirit) Doodlin Records




Monday, March 14, 2022

 

Yabby You - "Dub U So" (The Yabby You Sound-Dubs and Versions) Pressure Sounds - new release!!!

Mighty Mystic - "Far From Jamaica" (single) - new release!!!

Wailing Souls - "Things and Time" (Reggae Anthology)

Dunkelblau - "Pink Panda" (RNA e.p.) 

Matumbi - "Eye Water"

Poolside - "Hot in the Shade" (Heat)

Mungo's Hi-Fi - "NHS Riddim" (single)

Ezra Collective - "May the Funk be with You" (single) new release!!!

Malone and Barnes and Spontaneous Simplicity - "Warp 10" (Freedom Serenade) Luv 'N' Haight Records

Harvey Sutherland and Dam-Funk - "Feeling of Love" (

Sweatson Klank - "All is One" (Lucky Shores e.p.)

Little Axe - "One Drop Blues" (Chainstore Massacre) On U Sound

No Maddz - "Some Kind of Way" 

3Head - "Afnaz" (single) - new release!!!

Junior Byles - "Fade Away" (Reggae Anthology)

Kiefer - "Earthly Things" (

Gene Russell - "Black Orchid" (Black Jazz Radio) 

Yussef Lateef - "The Improvisers" (The Doctor is in and Out) 

Georgia Ann Muldrow - "Jazz is Dead" (Jazz is Dead Remixes) Jazz is Dead

Khruangbin and Leon Bridges - "Doris" (Texas Moon) - new release!!!

Hiatus Kaiyote - "Red Room" (

Michael Kiwanuka - "I've Been Dazed" (S/T)

John Coltrane - "Blue World" (Blue World) Impulse Records

Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers - "The Freedom Rider" (The Freedom Rider)




Monday, March 7, 2022


Manudigital and Bazbaz

Sofa Surfers  - "Passin' Tru'" (See the Light) ESL Records

Kode9 - "Find My Way" (single) HyperDub

Dub Terror - "Push the Tempest By" (Dub Terror)

Sound Defects - "Your Mine" (Iron Horse)

Georgia Ann Muldrow - "These are the things I really like about you" (Overload) 

Ratatat - "Flynn" (LP3) XL Recordings

Odesza - "Better Now" (single) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Pachyman feat Winter - "All Night Long" (single) ATO Records - new release!!!

Soom-T - "World We Live In" (single) X Ray Productions - new release!!!

Sammy Dread - "In a man's heart" (Road Block)

Social Scientist - "Mood Blender" (Cafe D'Afrique: Chilled Beats from Cape of Good Hope) Savoy Jazz

Jean Carne - "Come as you are" (single) Jazz is Dead - new release!!!

Doug Carn - "Higher Ground" (Black Jazz Radio) Real Gone Records

Christian McBride - "Rosa Introduces Malcolm" (The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons) Mack Avenue Records

Floating Points  - "Bias" (Crush)

Kengchakaj - "Hom Rong" - Lak Lan

Tony Rebel - "Know Jah" (Know Jah)

Sugar Hill Gang - "The Down Beat" (Sugar Hill Gang)

Sweatson Klank - "Together in Love" 

Kondi Band w/ Sweatson Klank - "It's God's World" 

The Orb - "Secrets" (Orblivion)

Willie Williams

Noiseshaper 







Monday, February 28, 2022

 

Pachyman feat. Winter - "All Night Long" (single) ATO Records - new release!!!

The Abyssianians - "Black Man's Strain" (Satamasagana) Heartbeat Records

The Specials - "War Crimes"

Autarchii - "As the Water Flows" (Disrupting the Status Quo)

Don Carlos - "Fight Fight" (single)

Andy Stott - "Love Nothing" (Passed Me By)

Harvey Sutherland - "Jouissance" (Adrian Sherwood Pure Enjoyment Dub) - new release!!!

African Head Charge - "No, Don't Follow Fashion" (In Pursuit of ShashamaniLand) On U Sound

Outside - "The Plan" (Future Soul) Quango Records

Blood Orange - "Champagne Coast" (Coastal Grooves) 

Mungo's Hi-Fi - "NHS Riddim" (single) - new release!!!

Fimber Bravo - "Singo" (Lunar Tredd) 

Brooklyn Funk Essentials - "Selling Out" (In the Buzz Bag) Shanachie Records

Cypher 7 - "Nothing Lasts" (Security)

Bonobo - "Counterpart" (Fragments) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Adrian Younge - "George Stinney, Jr." (American Negro) Linear Labs Records

Art Blakey and Jazz Messengers - "You don't know what love is" 

AmmonContact - "Worth It" (With Voices) Ninja Tune

Cash - "I Love You Still" (After School Special: 123 of Kid Soul) Numero Group

Disrupt - "THC 138" (Foundation Bit)

Circuits - "Dubbing at Dawn" (Tim Love Lee: Fully Bearded) Tummy Touch Records

Kokoroko - "Something's Going On" (single) Brownswood Records - new release!!!








Monday, February 21, 2022

The Dread Zone: February 21, 2022

 

Mungo's Hi-Fi - "New York Boogie" (single) - new release!!!

Ammon Contact - "Naeem"  (New Birth) Ninja Tune Records

Shadowbrook Project - "Jamdown Shuffle" (single)

Purpleman - "King on the way" (Dancehall Explosion 1979-85) Trojan Records

Pachyman - "All Night Long" (single) ATO Records - new release!!!

F.S. Blumm and Nils Framm - "Raw Chef" (2x1=4)

Jean Carne - "Come as you are" (single) Jazz is Dead - new release!!!

Kokoroko - "Something's Going On" (single) Brownswood Recordings - new release!!!

Burning Spear - "Old Marcus Garvey" (Marcus Garvey) Island Records

Sweatson Klank - "Mazuku" (The Off Switch e.p.)

Congos - "Fisherman v. Temple of Sound" (Select Cuts from Blood and Fire)

Vera Ward Hall - "Black Woman" (Classic Blues)

Mighty Mystic - "Far from Jamaica" (Giant) - new release!!!

Jordan Rakei - "Bruises" (single) Ninja Tune - new release!!!

Edrix Puzzle - "Lapetus" (Rise to Eris e.p.) On the Corner REcords

The Altons - "Tangled up in you" (single) Penrose Records - new release!!!

Thee Sacred Souls - "A trade of hearts" (single) Penrose Records - new release!!!

Ebi Soda - "Yoshi Orange" (Yoshi Orange) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Rovo - "Mattah" (Imago) Sony Records

Sault - "Bow" (Black Is) 

Lord Newborn and the Magic Skulls - "Disco Loco" (S/T) Ubiquity Records

Thievery Corporation - "Overstand" (Culture of Fear) ESL Records

Clinton Fearon - "Come by Yah" (Goodness)

Gabor Szabo - "The beat goes on" (Sorcerer) Impulse Records

Theon Cross - "Forward Progression" (Intra I) 

Sugar Minott - "Dance Hall Style" (The Roots Lover) Moll Selekta Records




Monday, February 14, 2022

 

Mungo's Hi-Fi - "Good Lovin'" (single) Mr. Bongo Records - new release!!!

Groove Armada - "Ghetto Side" (Dub Plates from the Elephant Hour)

3Head - "Afnaz" (single) - new release!!!

Benjamin Zephaniah - "Earth Liberation Sound" (Reggae CFAK)

Navy - "One Shot" (Blue e.p.)

Edrix Puzzle - "Eris Fall" (Rise to Eris) On the Corner Records - new release!!!

Matty G - "Rasta Dem Run" (single)

Sugar Minott 

Toro y Moi - "Postman" (single) - new release!!!

Lakou Mizik and Joseph Ray - "No Rival" 

The Orb - "Mother Nature" (The Dream)

Ben Marc - "Way we ARe"

Antibalis

Sneaks

Songhoy Blues

Jeff Parker - Executive Life

SPAZA

sofa surfers

chip wickham

fire daughter -treesha, queen Ifrica




Monday, February 7, 2022

 

Syl Johnson - "Is it because I'm black?" (Is it because I'm black?) Numero Group

Prince Douglas - "North of the Border Dub" (Dub Roots) Wackies Records

F.S. Blumm and Nils Frahm - "Neckrub" (2x1=4)

Organic Grooves - "...Will be unbroken" (Black Cherry) Uhm Records

3Head - "Afnaz" (single) - new release!!!

Zara McFarlane feat. Dennis Bovell - "East of the River Nile" 

Busy Signal - "Modern Day Slavery" (single) Reggae CFAK v. 36

Junior V - "Stop Discrimination" (single) Reggae CFAK v. 36

Mano Negra - "Senor Matanza" (Casa Babylon) 

No Maddz - "Life of the Party" (Sly and Robbie Presents No-Maddz)

Tom Vek - "Nothing but green lights" (We Have Sound) 

Basement 5 - "Immigrant Dub" (

Mark Stewart - "The Puppet Master" (Kiss the Future) Soul Jazz Records

Toro y Moi - "Magazine" (single) - new release!!!

Bonobo - "Otomo" (Fragments) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

Pierre Kwenders - "Papa Wemba" (Jose Luis and the Paradox of Love) - new release!!!

Sweatson Klank - "Cloudless" (The Off Switch e.p.) 

Ben Marc - "Way we are" (Glass Effect) Innovative Leisure Records - new release!!!

Father's Children - "Dirt and Grime" (Who's Gonna Save the World) Numero Group Records

 Thee Sacred Souls - "A trade of hearts" (single) Penrose Records - new release!!!

Roland Haynes - "Descent" (2nd Wave) Black Jazz Records

Frankie Paul - "Worries in the Dance" (Reggae Anthology) 

Don Carlos - "Natty Dread Have Him Credential" (Reggae Anthology)

Moses Boyd - "Parallax" (Time and Space)

Clutchy Hopkins - "4" (S/T) Ubiquity Records



Monday, January 31, 2022

The Dread Zone: January 31, 2022

 

Resonators - "Family Familiar" (Constant) Wah Wah 45s

Dactah Chando Meets RSD - "Natty Dub" (Guardians of Dub v. 2) - new release!!!

Jon Moon - "How Many Times" (Brighter Day) Yutman Records

Uniting of Opposites - "Vortex No. 9" (Ancient Lights)

G Corp - "Fireman" (Dub Plates from the Elephant House v. 2) A Different Drummer Records

Burial - "Loner" (Kindred e.p.) Hyperdub Records

Moodymann - "When She (reprise)" (Black Mahogany 2)

Sofa Surfers - "I Asked for Water" (Cargo) 

Cody Chestnutt - "With Me in Mind" (Headphones Masterpiece)

September - "Stump" (Groove Merchant Turns Twenty) Luv 'N' Haight Records

Toro y Moi - "Postman" (single) - new release!!!

Sneaks - "Faith" (Happy Birthday) 

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

Clinton Fearon - "Poor Nana" (Clinton Fearon) Boogie Brown Productions

Sly 5th Ave and Roberto Verastegui - "Tie Break" (single) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Carl Bradney - "Slippin Into Darkness" (Darker Than Blue) Blood and Fire Records

Sofia Kourtesis - "Estacion Esperanza" (single) - new release!!!

Dowdelin - "Somebody New" (Lanmou Lanmou) - new release!!!

Navy - "One Shot" (Blue e.p.) 

Thee Sacred Souls - "A Trade of Hearts" 

Cymande - "Getting It Back" (Cymande)

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

Algiers - "Irony, Utility, Pretext" (Algiers) Matador Records

The Clonius - "Lovelights" (Between the Dots) Ubiquity Records

Dam Funk - "No Knock" (I Don't Wanna Be a Rock Star)

Echostar - "Night Light" (Sola) Shadow Records



Monday, January 24, 2022

The Dread Zone: January 24, 2022

Theon Cross - "Roots" (Intra-I)

Roosevelt Sykes - "44 Blues" (Classic Blues from Smithsonian Folk)

Dactah Chando Meets RSD - "Diablo Dub" (Guardians of Dub v. 2) - new release!!!

Edrix Puzzle - "Johnny Buck Buck" (Door tot he Cosmos) On the Corner Records

Autarchii - "Black Liberation Cry" (Disrupting the Status Quo) Red A Productions - new release!!!

F.S. Blumm and Nils Framm - "Buddy Hop" (2x1=4)

AFricali - "Afro Electro" (single) Bandcamp

African Head Charge  - "Ready you Ready" (Psychedelic Africa)

The Orb - "Perpetual Dawn" (Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld)

Rawb - "Come Along" (single)

Back to Base - "1" (Five)

Bill Laswell - "Land of Look Behind" (

Organic Grooves - "Gold Weave" (Black Cherry) Aum Fidelity Records

Bonobo - "Otomo" (Fragments) 

Sam Gendel - "Junk Theem" (Bread)

Duke Reid - 'Sweet Lorna" (Run Rhythm Run)

Sons of Kemet - "The Hour of Judgement" (Lest we forget what we came here to do)

Ben Marc - "Mustard" (Glass effect) - new release!!!

The Altons - "Tangled Up in You" (single)

Adrian Younge - "Chicago Wind" (Black Dynamite) Linear Labs Records

Amon Tobin - "Verbal"

Carlos Nino and Friends - "It's all happening" (Flutes, Echoes, It's all Here) International Anthem Records

Moses Boyd - "Parallax" (Time and Space)

The Diabolical Liberties - "Everything is possible until it's not" (Birds of Paradise) On the Corner - new release!!!

Happy Days - "Michael Prophet" (Righteous are the Conquerer) Greensleeves Records






Monday, January 17, 2022

The Dread Zone: January 17, 2022

 Autarchii - "Freedom in Africa" (Disrupting the Status Quo)

Antony Cruz - "I Lift Up My Eyes" (single)

Meat Beat Manifesto - "Bohemian Groove" (At the Center) Thirsty Ear Records

New York Pony Club - "Dub Cherrie" (Tim Love Lee: Fully Bearded) Tummy Touch Records

Butch Cassidy Sound System - "Echo Tone Defeat" (Echo Tone Defeat) OLBAP Records

Khruangbin - "Soul Clap: If There's No Question" (Mordechi Remixes) Dead Oceans Records

Charles Lloyd - "Maxfield Blue" (Geeta) A&M Records

Dactah Chando and RSD - "Blessings Dub" (Guardians of Dub v. 2) - new release!!!

Soom T - "Yes My People" (single) X-Ray Productions - new release!!!

Falle Nioke - "Mounemouma" (e.p.) PRAH Records

St. Germain - "Real Blues" (St. Germain) Primary Society Records

Bonobo - "Otomo" (Fragments) Ninja Tune Records - new release!!!

3Head - "Afnaz (Dennis Bovell vocal mix)" (single) - new release!!!

Groove Armada - "Edge Hill" (Goodbye Country - Hello Nightclub) Jive Electro Records

Leftfield - "Dub Gassett" (Rhythm and Stealth) Columbia Records

Flowdan - "Tell Me Nothing" (Shapes: Pyramids) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Ill Considered - "Sunflower" (Live)

Silas Short - "Bogus" (Drawing) Stones Throw Records - new release!!!

Roland Haynes - "Descent" (2nd Wave) Black Jazz Records

The Fire This Time - "Poundmaker's Dub" (Dancing on John Wayne's Head) Extreme Records

Resonators - "Transmission" (The Constant) Wah Wah 45s

Nate Mercerau - "See God, Bare Your Soul, Ascend Straight to Heaven" (Joy Techniques) How So Records


Monday, January 10, 2022

 

Creation Rebel - "Space Movement Section 7" (Historic Moments 2) On U Sound

The Orb - "Orb Is" (Bicycles and Tricycles) Sanctuary Records

Uffe - "Handgrenade" (Words and Endings) On the Corner Records

Psyco on da bus - "Never Satisfied" (Psyco on da bus) 

Shuggie Otis - "Outa My Head" (Inspiration Information) Luaka Bop

Alpha Steppa - "Colour" (Sub Signals v.2) Dubmisson Records - new release!!!

Singers and Players - "Resolution pt. 2 version 2" (Revenge of the Underdog_ On U Sound

Prince Douglas - "March Down Babylon Dub" (Dub Roots) Wackies Records

Syreeta - "Black Maybe" (Motown's Mowest Story: 1971-73) Light in the Attic Records

Chiiild - "Easy on Yourself" (Synthetic Soul) 

Gotan Project - "Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)" (La Revancha del Tango) 

Junius Paul - "Georgia" (Ism) International Anthem Records

Makaya McCraven - "Flipped Out" (Universal Beings) International Anthem Records

The Altons - "Tangled Up in You" (single) Penrose Records - new release!!!

Black Pumas/Kam Franklin - "Look at My Soul" (Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Funk) Nacional Records - new release!!!

Zook - "Slinky Dub" (Tim Love Lee: Fully Bearded - 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records) Tummy Touch Records

Dawn Landes - "Love Dubbed" (Tim Love Lee: Fully Bearded - 15 Years of Tummy Touch Records) Tummy Touch Records

AmmonContact - "Futuro" (New Birth) Ninja Tune Records

Diabolical Liberties - "Sliders" (High Protection and The Sportswear....)

WheelUp - "Life on Mars" (Pyramids) Tru Thoughts Records - new release!!!

Tino Corp - "My Name is Tino" (Babylon is Ours: The USA in Dub) Select Cuts

Bad Jazz Troupe - "Breakdown Treat" (Looking for Jupiter) Jazz and Milk Records

Nate Mercerau - "Get Involved" (Joy Technique) 

Maleem Mahmoud Ghania with Pharoah Sanders -" La Allah Dayim Moulenah"   (Trance of Seven Colours) Axiom Records



Monday, January 3, 2022

 

Fenin - "Driven" (Trust, Belief, Love, Respect) Select Cuts Records

Rim Kwaku Obeng - "Funky Drummer" (Rim Arrives) BBE Records

Booker T and the MGs - "Soul Limbo" (Stax)

RSD - "Love of Jah" (Good Energy)

Circuits - "Dubbing at Dawn" (Tim Love Lee: Fully Bearded) Tummy Touch Records

Diabolical Liberties - "Mostly Indoors" (Birds of Paradise) On the Corner Records - new release!!!

Kondi Band and Sweatson Klank - "It's God's World" (single) - new release!!!

King Tubby - "Cruical Dub 1" (Crucial Dub)

Doug Carn - "Windfall (Natureboy Flako Remix)" (Jazz is Dead Remixes) Jazz is Dead Records - new release!!!

Psyco on da bus - "Never Satisfied" (Psyco on da bus) 

Sun Ra - "Tapestry from an Astroid" (We Travel Dem Spaceways) 

Desire Marea - "The Void" (Desire) Mute Records

Red Beat - "More or Less Cut" (The Wheel)

Alewya feat. Moses Boyd - "The Code" (Panther in Mode) Because Music - new release!!!

Manasseh Meets the Equalizer - "Absentee/Shakeout" (Dub the Millennium) Acid Jazz Records

Kutiman - "Copasavana in Dub" (Wachaga in Dub)

Mark Stewart - "Apocalypse Dub" (Exorcism of Envy) 

Carlos Nino and Friends - "Thanking the Earth" (More Energy Fields, Current) International Anthem Records 

Tiki Obmar - "Lilypad" (High School Confidential) Merck Records

G.C. Cameron - "Act Like a Shotgun" (Motown's MoWest Story 1971-73) Light in the Attic Records

Leftfield - "Dusted" (Rhythm and Stealth) 

Buraka Som Sistema Feat. Afrikan Boy - "Eskeleto" (