In Aid of Tonic Music For Mental Health

Every year, the third Monday of January is dubbed “Blue Monday”. The theory goes that this is the time of year when we're all cold, broke and riddled with guilt that our New Year's resolutions to get fit, drink less alcohol, and be a better human being have fallen by the wayside.

This year, DUB PISTOLS have teamed up with Canadians DUBMATIX and dub producer GAUDI and have recorded a cover and dub version of New Order’s iconic “Blue Monday” with proceeds going to Tonic Music For Mental Health, which, along with Terry Hall (The Specials) and Kevin Cummings (Acclaimed Music Photographer) Barry Ashworth is a patron.
Datum:2021-01-18  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Potential badboy makes a warm welcome return with MC Fats. His quest of fresh sonority ideas is purely evident, with each segment of techy dnb sharpness tearing with pleasing effect across the temporal lobe and exerting unforgettable vibrating bass pressure to the chest cavity.

‘Don’t Stop’ is a pure warm bassweight heavy jungle anthem combined with MC Fats vocals, is a sweet sensory overload, sharp n effective with its call and answer synth line. Agility is packed with a pure and fast-paced energy that would have been commanding live dancefloors.

Jekyll and Hyde has received great support in the jungle scene from the likes of Lion dub, Remarc, Rebel MC, Third Eye Recordings, Born On Road crew, Jungle Splash and Jungle Jam. Potential Badboy ended on a high with his last release on the label with Big Man Tings EP in 2012, including features from Junior Dangerous and Yush and tunes like Cyant Stop which is still being played today. The relaunch of the label in 2019 with EP R.O.A.R created an excited buzz for the label and gained support from BBC 6Music, 1Xtra, Kiss FM, Capital XTRA. Potential has been busy in the studio working on tracks ‘Uncle Nuts’ also remixing ‘Raggamuffin’ & ‘Ragamuffin 2’ on Shy FX ‘Honey I Shrunk The Rave, Vol.1’ album.

When it comes to unique vocalists within the Drum & Bass scene MC Fats is the original don. Working his vocal magic to many Drum & Bass anthems such as DJ Hype's 'Peace, Love & Unity', Potential Bad Boy's 'Girlz', Calibre's 'Drop It Down', A Sides 'What U Don’t Know', Dillinja's 'I Told You How To Rock', Pendulum's 'Plastic World' and Alix Perez 'Down The Line'.

He is well known for his individual soulful lyrics and flow and has held the mic for almost every top Drum & Bass DJ that exists finding himself regularly working alongside DJ's Hype, Fabio, Andy C, Calibre, Goldie, Friction, Marky, S.P.Y & A Sides.

There is no doubt that MC Fats is a truly amazing vocalist, as anyone who has worked along him will gladly confirm. No machine-gun mc-ing here, just pure Soul, Vibes and expertise.
Datum:2020-12-10  Label: Jekyll & Hyde Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-12-18

FOREST SUN  On my way to you (S)
Happy Holidays, everyone! Sending you love and good vibes.

Forest Sun - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal, Gawain Mathews - Upright Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Accordion
Datum:2020-12-01  Label:   ISRC:   www.forestsun.com/  Releasedatum:

Friendly Fire Band and Myki Tuff buss a new style called live acoustic dancehall, with this rendition of Gloria Gaynor's classic, brought up to the time with a light-hearted analysis of the effects that the corona crisis has on our lives.

Played live by Friendly Fire Band and produced by Robin Giorno for Friendly fire Music, this one guarantees to bring a smile to your face, no matter the struggles!
Datum:2020-11-25  Label: Friendly Fire Music  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Musical victory to make oppression crumble and spirits rise. Start a mosh pit or spark a revolution with these future proof, dubwise roots selections: ”Babylon, Your whole entire system soon fall down!" is the message from Brooklyn to the world, echoing a long tradition started in Screechy Dan's birthplace Trenchtown, Jamaica, of chanting down corruption through song. In this case, incantation is done by the voice, the banging of the congas, earthquaking sub-bass vibrations, and dragon fire Ethiopian horn lines. Brought to you by the same Subatomic Sound System lineup as on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s acclaimed “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” album and the 2020 boomshot single “Champion Sound”, this has been a big tune live for years on Subatomic tours that many selectors have been asking to get in their record box. Jamaican percussion legend Larry McDonald is on the congas & shakers.

Produced, mixed, & mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in NYC & LA. Singing, chatting, & yodeling: Screechy Dan | Congas & percussion: Larry McDonald | Saxophone & horn arrangement: Troy Simms | Bass, Keys, Guitars, Samplers, Melodica, & Dub Effects: Emch | Art by Irie Design, France. Recording engineered in Brooklyn at The Bridge Studio by Amon and at Subatomic Sound by Emch.

THE ARTISTS Spearheaded by producer, DJ, and instrumentalist Emch, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is on the front lines of a dub music renaissance: founder of the US & Europe Dub Champions Festival, 9 years acting as the live touring band for legend Lee “Scratch” Perry, spearheading the 40th anniversary Super Ape tour for Dub Champions Festival, performances at Coachella, Red Bull Music Academy, Ableton Loop Berlin, Ozora and more; plus independently touring North America, Europe, and Asia, and for over 2 decades producing music ranging from classic roots dub to dancehall to dubstep all with a heavy NYC flavor.

THE SUBATOMIC SOUND LABEL specializes in limited releases that push the envelope of dub, reggae, & dancehall in the context of electronic bass music, frequently juxtaposing icons of the past with forward thinking up and coming producers. Subatomic Sound actively produces tours, events and founded the annual Dub Champions Festival in 2011. Subatomic Sound Radio airs on Brooklyn Radio and for three years ran on KEXP’s Radio New York, 91.5FM broadcast which transmitted to a footprint of 11 million listeners.
Datum:2020-11-25  Label: Subatomic Sound  ISRC:   www.SubatomicSound.com  Releasedatum:

DENNIS BROWN  Angel in disguise (dub) (S)
Dennis Brown is arguably the most imitated Jamaican vocalist; so revered are his vocal talents. His smooth baritone has not only endeared him to a wide international audience but; has attracted a fan base including the legendary Bob Marley who, listed the Reggae balladeer as his favourite artist.

To those who thought, they might have heard it all, from this great Jamaican man of song. ShartyB Production wishes to advise that there is more to come. Lovers of Dennis Brown and his music; will be happy to note that a Canadian-based record label has reached into its archives and retrieved a rare unreleased, recording from the master himself which; entitled Angel in Disguise. Dennis Brown; laid the vocals at the famed Mixing Lab, while, the instruments were recorded at the renowned Anchor Recording Studio and mixed at Tuff Gong Studio, all of which are in Kingston Jamaica.

Fans, of this illustrious Jamaican singer, will be able to savour, the unmistakable sound of the master; that is fresh and distinctive and can be confident. In the fact that; after almost two decades, after his transition, Dennis Brown still lives!
Datum:2020-11-24  Label: ShartyB  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

MAJOR BRANDISH  Why hate me (S)
MB a regular son of “Waurika Hill” St Andrew Jamaica who at the age of fifteen wrote his first song ZUM which went through the regular channels; however, is philosophy was, time is money and money is time. In 1996 MB decided to make music his reality by entering the Tastee Talent competition as most genuine inner-city musicians would have started. MB and a group of four formed the Cha-cha Cha-cha dancers, they were placed fourth which inspire him to continue. Over the year’s MB manages to attain experience, contact and a name for himself.

Brandish has performed locally and internationally over the years from Europe, Africa and Canada. His performances as always been 100% yet he hadn’t attracted the momentum he desire. After touring with Erup, Nesbit and George Nooks to Canada he made a link with Canadian producer (ShartyB) the two stayed in touch over the years. His performance at Sting, Veterans in Action, Blue Hole Festival, Sugar Minott’s birthday Bash and Solidarity 2000 widen his contacts in the industry.

MB as always kept a monitoring eye on the music fraternity, just waiting for the right time to make his move. His next move was the song POOR LIFE it stresses the vigorous struggle a poor man may faces with their vision of a way to provide for their family; others are PULL OVER, SUMMER SWING, FLASS and a few more.

The music and performance of BRANDISH speak for itself, it’s all about entertainment singing, dancing and interaction with the fans. Jamaica is filled with talents, yet to present their master peace; the brandish is set to present his. He is one of Jamaica's most Independent performing Artist, the evolution of his work speaks for itself, the single RUGGED ROAD, WHY HATE ME and LOVE AGAIN released in 2020 turns a new page in the chapter of Major Brandish production.
Datum:2020-11-19  Label: ShartyB Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

?Blackout JA & Liondub return with another “Blacklion Movements” single taken from their “Love Dancehall” LP. This time around, legendary Kingston crooner Kandiman joins Bristol’s Blackout on Liondub & Rumble’s updated “2020 Skandal Bag Riddim.” This is a proper herbalist anthem on a modern Reggae Dancehall remake of the classic Gun In A Baggy riddim. In the words of Blackout: "You see this now, this is a Ganja tune, Kandiman is one of the greatest artist me know, and the riddim, everything about that one yah…Ganja is something weh fi talk bout ya!”
Datum:2020-11-05  Label: Liondub International  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Few releases coming out of Africa this year promise as much as the ZIK ZAK album from ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS, featuring underground artists from all sides of the continent, coupled with world-class production from the veteran German producers. Blazing ahead of this African Odyssey comes the KAMPALA FIRE EP, showcasing a selection of strictly Ugandan tracks from the album: Roots Reggae, Dancehall and Hip Hop from one of the most energetic and original music scenes on the continent.

Chanting in Luganda and English, C WYNE NALUKALALA opens the set with a rebel salute to the youth. This is most relevant in a country where the majority are under 21 and the country’s dictatorship has ruled for over 35 years. Though his name means “Troublemaker”, C Wyne is a respected cultural leader in the ghettos of Kireka, spreading a positive social and political message with his tough Dancehall style.

On DDALA (meaning “Real”), SPYDA MC drops his “Lugaflow” in the local Hip Hop vernacular. The rapper-Rasta exhorts us to stay authentic and not hide behind fake titles. SPYDA is a member of Rasta drummers NILOTIKA CULTURAL ENSEMBLE and Hip Hop crew CYPHER KABAKA, mixing enlightened spirituality with the grit of the African street.

BANI FYAH and BLESSED SAN both hail from the musical melting pot of South-Eastern Kampala, where they dominate the popular all-night Reggae sessions. BANI FYAH drops lyrics condemning slackness and corruption, while freestyle lunatic BLESSED SAN mashes up the scene like Idi Amin.

The sound of the forest and tribal drumming brings us back to the Nile - the cradle of humanity - in the Dub-drenched stoner’s delight SOURCE OF LIFE by the Rasta drum circle NILOTIKA CULTURAL ENSEMBLE. Uganda is where the Rastafarian Nyabingi culture originates, taking its name and culture from an ancient East African warrior queen. Nyabingi’s resonance can be heard throughout this EP, but most especially in this deep, spiritual Roots track.

ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS describe their music as “Boom Dub”, a fusion of Boom Bap and Dub Reggae. Across this ground-breaking Afro-European EP they infuse Roots, Hip Hop and Bashment with their Orientalist, dubwise style. Life-long followers of Nyabingi music, ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS apply its percussive and hypnotic sounds to each of these tracks, adding a timeless and organic quality to contemporary urban music.

All the vocal recordings were done at the studio of their long-term partners, East African Records (EAR), a community-based organisation in Kampala that supports upcoming artists. The KAMPALA FIRE EP is a testament to the heights that can be achieved when ground-breaking international production is applied to one of the most energetic urban music scenes in Africa.
Datum:2020-10-20  Label: Switchstance Recordings  ISRC:   www.ancientastronauts.de  Releasedatum: 2020-10-13

  1. Pure divine (Burning Soundz original mix)
  2. Pure divine (Rob Smith remix)
  3. Pure divine (Rob Smith dub)
  4. Pure divine (Rob Smith jungle flex)

Back in March, UK/Bristol legend Rob Smith (AKA RSD and one half of the seminal production duo Smith & Mighty) became stranded in Auckland when the world went into lockdown and New Zealand's borders closed. This unexpected occurrence fortunately led to Rob teaming up with local sound system operator Tobi Jafa to release local and international collaborations. First in a line of releases from j.A.f.A. Sound, 'Pure & Divine' links Bristol UK, Jamaica and Aotearoa/NZ in an uplifting, Jah praising jam for lovers of reggae and soundsystem culture.
Datum:2020-10-13  Label: j.A.f.A Sound  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-10-16

  1. Already home
  2. What it takes

hey fellow earthling, How are you faring? Riding these waves... fires are burning here in California. They have evacuated my alma mater the University of California at Santa Cruz. Redwoods are burning. Friends have lost homes. I am smokey but safe and grateful to be so. Gratitude to the fire fighters. Music, art and gardening keep me sane when I don't know what else to do. How about you?

Credits Forest Sun - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal Rob Hooper - Drums Gawain Mathews - Bass, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Vocals Produced by Forest Sun and Gawain Mathews at Gawain Mathews Studios Engineered by Gawain Mathews Mastered by Justin Weis
Datum:2020-09-30  Label:   ISRC:   www.forestsun.com/  Releasedatum: 2020-10-02

SEMA LO feat. HARDMAD & JAMILA  Slow life (S)
Time is running fast these days in our world of smartphones and social media. Finding time to take a break for resting the body and soul is not an easy task. Music, after all, can be a way out of it... Sema Lo, Switchstance Recordings newest artist signing, has the cure for all this digital stress, the “Slow Life”.

Lorenz Herrmann aka Sema Lo was born and raised in Germany, and after studying Swahili in Berlin and Dar Es Salaam, he found himself rapping in Swahili and making good friends in the music scene. As cultural activist and music lover, he finally decided his energy would be more needed and efficient in East Africa, so he found himself moving to the beautiful island of Zanzibar in Tanzania in 2015.

His integration in the local music scene on Zanzibar, made him realise that modern day music business can only be done right, if one can balance the two different worlds of it: the joyful moment of creating music with friends and band mates while still keeping up with the business side of it: social media, phone calls and emails. Mainly working on other artist and careers in the past years, he now found a new home with Switchstance Recordings and is finally releasing his own music as well
Datum:2020-09-08  Label: Switchstance Recordings  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

  1. Novichok
  2. Novichok Riddim (feat. Ricky T)
    Blackout JA & Liondub link up as “Blacklion Movements”, a fresh musical group pushing out the best in Reggae & Dancehall. ‘Novichok’ is The 4th single taken from their forthcoming “Love Dancehall” LP, and it’s a conscious tune about a Russian nerve agent that was used in 2017 to poison spies in the UK.
    Datum:2020-08-03  Label: Liondub International  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-08-10

JUGGLA  Energy (EP)
The ‘Energy’ EP is a brand new release from Juggla featuring six original tracks from G-Corp, Vibronics, Dubmatix, Origin One, Feva and Kingston Express. The ‘Energy’ EP is the debut solo EP from Birmingham legendary MC Juggla. Known for his work with German outfit Noiseshaper and of course Birmingham’s very own giants of dub Overproof Sound System, this is Juggla’s first ever solo EP. Juggla has had past hits with such songs as ‘Rough Out There’, ‘All Of Dem’ and ‘Watch What You Put Inna’. The ‘Energy’ EP release date is set for Friday 7th of August 2020 and will be available on all digital platforms.

The 12” vinyl of the latest Kingston Express album ‘The Foot Of The Mountain’ is also now one sale which is cut onto heavy weight 12” vinyl and features vocals from Horace Andy, Macka B, Horseman, Lutan Fyah, Earl 16, Cheshire Cat, King Lorenzo, Amelia Harmony, Tom Spirals and Longfingah with the horns section from Zion Train and Kioko and drums from Horseman.
  1. JUGGLA: Rub a dub style (Dubmatix)
  2. JUGGLA: Knowledge of self (Vibronics)
  3. JUGGLA: Nice up the dance (Origin One)
  4. JUGGLA: Energy (G Corp)
  5. JUGGLA: Warrior (Feva)
  6. JUGGLA: Lies & fiction (Kingston Express)

Datum:2020-08-03  Label: Kingston Express Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-08-07

THE EQUATORS  Nice to be nice (S)
This summer anthem stemmed when The Equators came back from their holiday in the Gambia with a local phrase and greeting they kept hearing: Nice to be Nice.

Back in their hometown of Birmingham, they wrote this song to promote the Joy and Happiness of Togetherness that resonates in the saying, a much needed upliftment for the summer, recorded at Oxygen Studios and Friendly Fire Music and produced by Robin Giorno.

The Equators have reformed 35 years after their cult album HOT! released at the height of Stiff Records in 81, and have been reconquering stages around the UK.
Datum:2020-07-17  Label: Friendly Fire Music  ISRC: GBQTV2020002    Releasedatum:

  1. Sky blue
  2. Blue mountain

This month AMJ take a break from their 2020 Series (to be continued) and release two tracks from the archives. Sky Blue and Blue Mountain are the band versions of songs given to Rob Smith to re-mix for the ‘AMJ meets RSD’ album ‘Sky Blue Love’ which came out to wide acclaim in 2016. These are the original compositions as AMJ perform them live on stage. There are fresh dub mixes too - all of which will appear on the forthcoming album ‘Key (is waiting to be found)’.

Led by producer John Hollis, the AMJ Collective is a group of musicians originating from England, Jamaica, Scotland, Cuba, Wales and Colombia. AMJ have been releasing fresh, modern dub tracks since 2011, steadily building a solid reputation for an original sound. Their first album, Sky Blue Love, a collaboration with dub maestro Rob Smith (RSD, Smith & Mighty), came out in 2016. This was followed in 2017 with the Believe album. Currently they are dropping the 2020 Series, a collection of their latest recordings. Members currently live in France, Spain and the UK
Datum:2020-07-17  Label: Astar Artes Recordings  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-07-31

  1. Luv Song (feat Brooklynne Fiya)
  2. Come A Little Closer (feat Raphael)
  3. Good Time (feat Jugganaut)
  4. Social Madness (feat. Tomlin Mystic)

Luv Song Riddim is the latest riddim by Friendly Fire Band, after Myki Tuff’s lead cut, appropriately aiming to spread and epidemic of love, which has been a live show classic for some time, and finally available on release on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms.

Three more cuts are on the riddim, featuring Italy’s RAPHAEL with a more personal lovers tune, Birmingham based JUGGANAUT reminiscing about last year’s UK’s Festival season, and Friendly Fire’s own TOMLIN MYSTIC with a hard-hitting social commentary.
Datum:2020-07-16  Label: Friendly Fire Music  ISRC:   www.friendlyfiremusic.com  Releasedatum: 2019-04-06

FOREST SUN  This old heart (S)
This 3/4 time waltz with the bridge in 6/8 feels to me like it could have been on Willie Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger album. Or sung by Jeff Bridges in the movie Crazy Heart. Ingrid’s harmonies remind me of Emmylou Harris singing with Gram Parsons. Gawain’s guitar solo reminds me of David Rawlings.

Official release date is July 3rd. But you get it early because you are cool like that.

The cover photo was taken a year ago in Montana. Can you see the mountains in my eyes?We filmed a video and went fly fishing and watched fireworks after the rodeo. I have been so blessed to travel as much as I have, and there are blessings to be found staying home, too. May this coming Interdependence Day light the fireworks of love and compassion in your heart. May we all be truly free
Datum:2020-07-01  Label:   ISRC:   www.forestsun.com/  Releasedatum: 2020-07-03

Vocalist: Sister Sherin from Germany comes around the corner with a really nice summer hit.

Felix Wolter aka Dubvisionist, a brilliant producer is responsible for a classic reggae tune which also includes dub mixes (Ambient). Chilly moments are coming on the surface with Manasseh´s DISCOMIX - a very, very nice one ! Manasseh is well known beyond the borders of UK for his extraordinary remix skills...!

All Tracks written by : Lyrics : Felix Wolter // Music: Felix Wolter, Markus Dassmann, Marco Baresi
Datum:2020-06-05  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-06-05

Musical marching orders in the fight for freedom against corruption, politricks, & injustice – ‘cause we can’t take it no more! Brasil’s Junior Dread creates an anthem to chant down Babylon & stand up for your rights, built on the foundation of the hard charging “Shaolin Dub” riddim from NYC’s Subatomic Sound System featuring legendary Jamaican percussionist Larry McDonald on the congas (taking us back to his nyabinghi roots as a member of Count Ossie’s orchestra), Troy Shaka Simms on saxophones (taking us from Jamaica to Ethiopia), and Emch on the dub mixing, melodica, samplers, and riddim production.

Composed while working on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s acclaimed “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” album, Subatomic taps the sounds used to recreate those Black Ark era masterpieces and launches them into a more aggressive 21st century style, creating a new riddim that has become a staple on tours with Scratch for the past several years.

Growing up in a Sao Paulo favela, Junior Dread was inspired by Bob Marley’s similar struggles with Jamaican ghetto life, and on this song, addresses the catastrophes caused by current leaders in the US & Brasil while channeling the vibe of Marley classics with Scratch like “Punky Reggae Party” and political anthems like “Exodus”. Recorded in NYC at Subatomic Sound and in Brooklyn at The Bridge Studio. Produced, mixed, & mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in NYC & LA
Datum:2020-06-04  Label: Subatomic Sound  ISRC:   www.SubatomicSound.com  Releasedatum: 2020-05-08

FOREST SUN  Let your love shine (S)
This months song made possible by my Patreon supporters. I love y'all! Come join us on Patreon if you haven't yet. Lotsa cool perks and new music that you get to have first.

"Let Your Love Shine" is a shout out to reggae records that I was listening to when I was three years old. I’ve been listening to Toots and the Maytals for my whole life. The seminal album Reggae Got Soul is still one of my favorite albums of all time …so joyful and soulful and always makes me smile and dance and sing.

For a while it was tradition to listen to that record in the van with the band at the start of every tour. The same van that made it back the 10 hour straight drive home from Portland on the last day of the tour, smoking and roaring the whole way to collapse in my driveway and never start again.

I had Toots on a homemade cassette with Peter Tosh on the other side. I also loved and The Harder They Come soundtrack from the year before I was born. That album has deep roots in my pre-cognitive psyche. I used to ponder deeply the lyrics to “By the Rivers of Babylon” and wonder why they wept when they remembered Zion. Amazing how the early music we hear as a baby can so influence our souls experience.

I love Kelly McFarling’s harmonies and Adam Theis trombone on this tune. They bring it right there where it needs to be. And of course the irrepressible Rob Hooper and musical magician Gawain Mathews. I miss playing for y'all.The silver lining of being home right now is I've been writing songs and painting. See my new work "Portrait" below
Datum:2020-06-03  Label:   ISRC:   www.forestsun.com/  Releasedatum: 2020-06-05

DUBMATIX feat. PRINCE BLANCO  Gonna be alright (S)
JUNO Award Winner for Best Reggae Recording (Canada) Gonna Be Alright features UK-born Prince Blanco on vocals. Blanco and I spent many years collaborating including cover songs of The Sex Pistols, White Stripes, Elvis Presley, Desmond Dekker and more.

Prince Blanco (Mark Matthews) is an award-winning singer and musician based in Toronto Canada. Born and raised in the UK, he grew up heavily influenced by classic Jamaican ska, rocksteady and reggae music along with late '70s punk rock and the ska-fuelled 2-Tone sound
Datum:2020-05-03  Label: Renegade Studios  ISRC:   dubmatix.bandcamp.com  Releasedatum: 2020-05-03

ED ROME  Feel no pain (EP)
The Feel No Pain EP is the brand new, highly anticipated release from critically acclaimed recording artist Ed Rome, out on Kingston Express Records in late April.

Ed Rome’s first release for more than 5 years, the Feel No Pain EP was recorded, mixed, produced and mastered by Ed Rome at his studio: Slam Door Studios.

he Feel No Pain EP features four brand new tracks, ranging from pumping Roots Reggae to authentic Trad Ska, plus a bonus dub version of the 2015 BBC Radio favourite ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ featuring Freddie Notes (Montego Bay - Trojan)
Datum:2020-04-21  Label: Kingston Express Records  ISRC:   www.edrome.co.uk  Releasedatum: 2020-04-24

‘Rize Again’ is the second single taken from Blackout JA & Liondub’s upcoming ‘Blacklion Movements’ LP entitled “Love Dancehall”. Liondub re-makes the classic ’No Warrior aka Father Jungle Rock’ rhythm creating a perfect platform for Blackout to set down his conscious message for the world while people face great trials and tribulation. In Blackout’s own words “People haffi rise, this is something for the oppressed, and every people, everyone who has been oppressed: there will be a time when we will rise again!”
Datum:2020-04-14  Label: Liondub International  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-04-14

Following on from the well received Hard Rock Hunger Dub and No Matter Who You Are Dub comes the vocal version of Hard Rock, and 2nd single, entitled My Mind is So Open along with No Matter Where You Come From Dub. It’s been a real pleasure listening to all the radio shows around the world playing the first Hard Rock Dubs over the last few weeks - thanks everyone for your support! It is an honour to grace your airwaves …..
Datum:2020-04-03  Label: Astar Artes Recordings  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-04-24

DR. ISRAEL  In Dub (A)
Dr. Israel is a dub artist from Brooklyn/ New York City. For him, dub music – originally rooted in 1960s Jamaican reggae culture – is the starting point to explore a universe of sounds, including hardcore punk, rock, hip-hop, ambient, electronics, reggae, drum and bass. A global melting pot of a wild variety of musical styles.

Douglas Bennett aka DR. Israel (Jamaicans gave him his artist name when he lived for a while in a Niyabinghi community and became a Rastafari) discovered what he calls "non-traditional" reggae while playing guitar in punk rock bands in his native Philadelphia. His inspirations and influences include punk/reggae hybridists Bad Brains and ragga/hip-hop pioneer Boogie Down Productions as well as 1980s Reggae stars like Sly & Robbie and Black Uhuru.

In the early 1990s he began experimenting with sampling keyboards and beats. A few years later he and others like DJ Spooky and Skiz "Spectre " Fernando earned international renown for creating "illbient," a sound that mixed jungle and hip-hop beats with otherworldly dub, ambient and avant-garde classical tones. "We did a bunch of very dark, very strange music," says Dr. Israel, who released his debut instrumental EP, "7 Tales of Israel," on Fernando's WordSound label in 1996.

Dr. Israel's journey has since taken him on tours around the world (U.S., Canada, Europe, and Japan and has played major festivals incl. the Montreux Jazz Festival, South London’s Royal Festival Hall, Reggae on the River in California, Transmusicales in France, Fuji Rock in Japan etc.) He has released several projects, including "Black Rose Liberation", "Inna City Pressure", "Patterns of War", "Love In The Time Of Violence" and has worked with Bill Laswell (as part of the supergroup Methods of Defiance), Lee "Scratch" Perry, The Last Poets, Rancid, Santigold, Sepultura, Laurie Anderson, Bernie Worrell, Easy Star Allstars, Alpha & Omega, and also with the rapper and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest.

"The one thing that I'm most thankful for is that I've been able to touch elbows with my heroes," he says. "I don't want to do traditional reggae because there are a lot of people already doing that. I don’t think I could ever create a straight-ahead pop track. I'm not the kind of person who's big on writing love songs, but I am able to create a song partly based on the 1982 collaboration between punk icons the Clash and beat poet Allen Ginsberg. The Clash song to me was about a certain era in London. I wanted to paint the same picture and song structure, but I wanted to paint it in Brooklyn."

"I create and produce music a bit like Bruce Lee. He came from the traditional Kung Fu and merged / combined for his martial arts discipline Tae-kwon-do, and other traditional martial arts to an effective system. That's the basic idea of combining styles."

Datum:2020-03-31  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-03-31

MAJOR BRANDISH  Rough and Rugged Road (S)
This track tries to highlight the struggles youths of today faces in a global market place without the assistance of positive political-economical strategy within communities. Ragged road musical composition was recorded at Tuff Gong studio Kingston Jamaica engineered by Gary, mixed and remastered by Arif Cooper. Brandish stayed the journey to walk the road to reap the fruit of a seed that was planted from a very young age.
Datum:2020-03-18  Label: ShartyB Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-03-10

Musical victory booming out of the speaker: A love letter to the competitive art of sound clash, a master class on live dub, and a thrilling 3 minute history of Jamaican reggae riddims, dancehall, and sound system culture brought to you by the same Subatomic Sound System lineup as on Lee “Scratch” Perry’s acclaimed “Super Ape Returns To Conquer” album. A hit live for many years on Subatomic tours, every selector needs a tune like this in their record box to let the competition know they are the boss! Recorded in New York City at Subatomic Sound and in Brooklyn at The Bridge Studio with Emch creating the past meets future dub riddim linking reggae and electronic music, Jamaican conga legend Larry McDonald on the rootical percussion, Troy Simms & Omar Little juxtaposing classic Jamaican horns lines against Ethiopian jazz solos, and Brooklyn via Kingston Jamaica singjay master Screechy Dan on the mic with his first rate chatting and vocal melodies. Produced, mixed, & mastered by Emch at Subatomic Sound in NYC & LA.

Spearheaded by producer, DJ, and instrumentalist Emch, NYC’s Subatomic Sound System is on the front lines of a dub music renaissance: founder of the US & Europe Dub Champions Festival, 9 years acting as the live touring band for legend Lee “Scratch” Perry, spearheading the 40th anniversary Super Ape tour for Dub Champions Festival, performances at Coachella, Red Bull Music Academy, Ableton Loop Berlin, Ozora and more; plus independently touring North America, Europe, and Asia, and for over 2 decades producing music ranging from classic roots dub to dancehall to dubstep all with a heavy NYC flavor
Datum:2020-02-22  Label: Subatomic Sound  ISRC:   www.SubatomicSound.com  Releasedatum: 2020-02-21

THE HEMPOLICS  Bongadashi (S)
The Hempolics tease more new music with ’Bongadashi’, the third cut taken from their upcoming second album ‘Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 2’, planned for release in April 2020 through their own record label Zee Zee Records via Kartel Music Group.

Due for release on 31st January, the single is the follow up to the upbeat soul and reggae mash ‘Play On’ and the trip-hop meets dub-influenced single, ‘Full of Surprises’, which saw support at radio from BBC 1Xtra’s David Rodigan, 6Music’s Steve Lamacq, Don Letts, Chris Hawkins and 6Music Recommends, BBC 6 Music Mix Tape with Tom Robinson and BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway
Datum:2020-02-03  Label: Zee Zee Records  ISRC:   www.hempolics.com  Releasedatum: 2020-01-31

BLACKOUT JA, LIONDUB & YT  Greatest Treasure (S)
Blackout JA & Liondub link up as “Blacklion Movements,” a fresh musical group pushing out the best in Reggae & Dancehall music. “Greatest Treasure” is the first single taken from their forthcoming LP “Love Dancehall” and it features Blackout JA and YT on vocals with Liondub on the beats. This single is a tune that came out of the love for the 90s “Soap RIddim” and the great DJ Panhead. In Blackout’s own words “We had to lick back this riddim, and it just happens that all a we love woman and that this was the best way to tell a woman how them great in life. It’s a song about the appreciation of all woman!” Available at all retailers Valentines Day 2020!
Datum:2020-02-03  Label: Liondub International  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2020-02-14

KWABNA  My sweet love (S)
Take a listen to Kwabna's latest recording "My Sweet Love " produced by Caveman.

Kwabna came to prominence on the Reggae scene in the UK and Europe with a string of popular Reggae Singles and is now a popular and regular voice on UK, European and Worldwide Radio Networks, with many regular appearances at some of the most prestigious events across Europe.

The success of his 'Ancestral Vessel'Album launched Kwabna onto the International scene, making him a popular name throughout europe and as far as Gambia, by performing at major stadium events such as The Roots Homecoming Festival where he performed to capacity crowds. Kwabna soon linked up with Jamaica Music Mogul Michael Brady from Thuderbird Productions, who after listening to his works decided to work extensively in Jamaica .securing TV, radio and live festival dates on his behalf. Together they recorded the first single 'Bloody River' produced by J.Production. Kwabna then teamed up with the Queen of Reggae Music, the Legendary Marcia Griffith and Anchor Studio top producer Fatta, turning their attention to delivering a popular masterpiece called 'Governs of Africa'.

Kwabna's next Jamaican release was a single called 'Two Hearts' featuring the legendary Dean Fraser and again produced by the man Fatta. After the success of these collaborations, Kwabna was brought to the attention of Jamaica's most famous Reggae twins Sly and Robbie, who immediately decided to record an album which is currently in the mixing process. Kwabna's last recording was with Tripple L Records on the single "No Award ", on the Blue Mahoe Riddim
Datum:2019-11-27  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-11-26

iLLBILLY HITEC (overdubbed by DUB PISTOLS)  King Size Dub (A)
The Reggaetronic company operating under the project name “iLLBiLLY HiTEC “ is poised to release the KING SIZE DUB – special - album into record shops worldwide.

iLLBiLLY HiTEC’s electronic tinkerings and styles have carved a swathe straight through the middle ground of the “sophisticated” modern reggae prevalent on the German scene and even worldwide since more than 10 Years. The band’s strange-sounding name sparks a vision of a “what the fuck” attitude, and it manifests itself in the mind with its formidable, sweet-sounding mellifluous sounds. The mix is an intoxicating loop with sound sketches borrowed from reggae into which pseudo-spheric elements from breakbeat, hip hop and pop have been absorbed to weave masterful club dub.

Now, after 10 years the band will say “Good bye friends, good bye Reggaetronics” and will wave into new projects. The last gig will happen in Berlin on the 19th of October in the legendary YAAM Club with great special guests and the final chapter of the release of the KING SIZE DUB special… time to twist and shout to the glorious music of iLLBiLLY HiTEC. The CD and KING SIZE DUB was “overdubbed” by the London based band DUB PISTOLS a brand mark of reggae fusion culture at its best…!
Datum:2019-11-26  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:   www.echobeach.de/  Releasedatum: 2019-11-26

  1. Style Nuh Touch
  2. Dancehall Vibes

The next releases firing out of Ram Goat Records with stinging selections. The man Junior Cat aka The Apache say "DANCEHALL VIBES" meanwhile Joseph Cotton aka Jah Walton featuring a new and up to date version of Don't Touch The Style what can only be name "STYLE NUH TOUCH" as cotton come to peppa dem with lyrics again
Datum:2019-11-20  Label: Ram Goat Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-11-20

JAY DOUGLAS  Jah Children (feat. General Trees) (S)
In over 45 years of entertainment, Jay has developed a wide-ranging repertoire of American Blues, West Indian Rhythms, and Jazz Standards combined with fancy footwork and incredible on-stage charisma. In the early ’60s, Jay fronted the R&B group “The Cougars” who with their skill and verve lit up the city of Montreal as well as Toronto’s Yonge Street nightclubs in the late ’70s with Soul Funk and Reggae.

Jay was proclaimed winner of NOW Magazine’s Toronto’s “Best R&B Act” in 2006, and “Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year” at the Annual Toronto Reggae Awards in 2007. During this time Seattle, Washington-based promotions company, “Light in the Attic”, made Jay their band leader for the “From Jamaica to Toronto” concert launch at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto in July 2006. This successful show was successfully led by Jay in both Vancouver and Montreal. Jay was nominated for “Reggae Recording of the Year” at the 2012 JUNO Awards and was the recipient of the “G98.7 FM Entertainment Award” at the Harry Jarome awards that same year.

Jay’s latest single, “Jah Children”, describes many of the social and political issues we currently face in the world and means to send out a message of optimism. As Jay himself sings, “We live in a land, we got so much to give thanks for”. The song features the talents of Jamaican dancehall deejay and icon, General Trees. With production and an accompanying remix done by Canadian reggae artist, Dubmatix, the project is a remarkable showcase of musical collaboration and reggae talent.

Jah Children will be officially released worldwide on Friday, November 8th, 2019. Jah Children is available from Slammin Media and distributed worldwide by Believe Distribution.
Datum:2019-11-05  Label: Slammin´ Media  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-11-08

MELLOW MARK  Stay Mellow (S)
Mellow Mark has been a pioneer of the reggae scene in Germany for 20 years. He among others has helped to build up the conscious and revolutionary movement. He has been traveling the world with his music and lyrics in German and is now presenting his first English tune intentionally not in Patois but in his natural English voice.

The music was produced by the Austrian group House of Riddim, who play often with Anthony B. The video was shot in Tenerife and edited by Lukas Kellner, Berlin shooting was coordinated by Raùl Gonzales and the final cut was made by Ring-a-Ting. The story of “Stay Humble” is a story of success and failure, with the message being, that even in life's ups one should never lose humbleness as this is one of the teachings of wisdom. It’s also Mark’s personal story and that of the beautiful Nadja Benaissa, starring in the video
Datum:2019-10-31  Label: Macabre Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

WOLF DEN  So lose (S)
WOLF DEN is a group of Indigenous artists from various backgrounds, born out of a chance meeting at a Music Ontario Songwriting Challenge for Ontario Indigenous Artists. In August of this year, at Dream House Studios in Toronto, ON, this collective of dedicated artists developed their dynamic pop/reggae/hip hop and R&B debut single “SO CLOSE.” The release date is Friday, October 4 and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music / iTunes and all platforms where music is streamed or downloaded.

"So Close," engineered by Mike Tompa and written and produced by the entire collective – including Algonquin singer-songwriter Mya Gomez – the song combines lover's rock reggae, dub sound effects, an electric guitar reminiscent of The Police, and a compelling rap break from Troy Junker in the third verse, to create a thoroughly relaxed and engaging vibe. While pop singer Thea May spends the verses of the song shimmying up to some steamy pleasures, "funk soul 'n' roll" man Julian Taylor fills the choruses in a more emotionally yearning state.
Datum:2019-10-07  Label: Howling Turtle  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-10-03

GEORGE NOOKS  You´re all I need (S)
Nooks started his musical career in the youth choir at his church, but his first recording professionally in 1974, he found success performing under the name Prince Mohamed, as a deejay on disco mix tracks for producer Joe Gibbs, notably on Dennis Brown's 1978 hit "Money in my Pocket", and "How Could I Leave", as well as "Light Up Your Spliff" for producer Prince Tony Robinson.

He moved on to work with other producers such as Alvin Ranglin and Bunny Riley. His first album, a joint effort with General Echo, People Are You Ready, was released on the United Artists subsidiary Ballistic in 1978. This was followed by African Roots, recorded the following year for producer Linval Thompson.

He had a hit in Jamaica with "Forty Legs Dread", and the increasing violence in Kingston prompted Nooks to record a version of Little Roy's "Tribal War", now singing rather than deejaying, and released under his real name, which he followed with a cover version of Errol Dunkley's "Darling Ooh".

Nooks would subsequently concentrate on his singing, releasing the Today album in 1981, although he reverted to Prince Mohamed in 1982 for an album with June Lodge. His singing gained comparisons with Dennis Brown, who he would later pay tribute to with a double album of Brown covers
Datum:2019-10-02  Label: Total Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

The final recording with the original line up.

The Mighty Mystics are a Canadian base vocal group from the Reggae capital of the world, Jamaica. Toronto has been their home since the late ’70s. Louis O’Conner (R.I.P. June 2019), Carlton Harrison (Simba), and Mr. Winston (Thinka Francis) are known throughout Canada and the bordering U.S cities as a top vocal group in all genres of song; with reggae in their hearts.

The Mystics are a strong advocate of conscious lyrical content and a real lover of “Lover’s Rock.” That determines the type of songs they play. The demand for their performances led them to share the stage with some of Jamaica’s legends, such as Third World, Delroy Wilson, Freddie McGregor, Maxi Priest, Frankie Paul, and one of Jamaica’s top singers, Mr. John Holt. Holt told them they remind him of the vocal group, The Paragons. Holt was a singer/songwriter with The Paragons of Kingston, Jamaica up until 1964.

The Mystics are also known for their ?ashy clothing styles as witnessed when they share the stage with US artists like the Manhattans, the Drifters, and Percy Sledge. The Mighty Mystics have decided to turn their attention to the recording studio once again. This time with Toronto’s Rhythm Express – Everton Paul, Bill King, Shane ‘Shaky J’ Forrest, Juno award Winner - Jesse ‘Dubmatix’ King – guest horns and Juno Award winner Alison Young and Chris Butcher of Heavyweights Brass Band.

A complete recording is in the works with covers of early rocksteady classics from artists such as Desmond Dekker and others. The first single ‘Beat Down Babylon’ pays homage to Junior Byles and Lee Perry and their influence over a generation of reggae lovers
Datum:2019-10-02  Label: Side Door Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Following on from the summer hit ‘Sound System Girl’ , the next chapter in the earthshaking Sandra Cross & Vibronics collaboration is this bass culture celebration called 'Jah Love' .. a nuclear powered Vibronics riddim provides the backbone for Sandra's song to the spirit of Jah .. enjoy !!

This is a serious collaboration, two internationally acclaimed artists joining forces on a series of new recordings and live shows showcasing the unending diversity & innovation present in UK Reggae & Dub.

Sandra Cross needs no introduction, she is a true legend whose career begun at the age of 14 with a no.1 hit in the UK Reggae charts. Since then she has gone on to be one of THE defining female voices of British Reggae. Sandra’s award winning career has seen her hook up with the likes of Mad Professor and Sly & Robbie for a near endless round of hit singles & albums.

Vibronics, the future sound of dub, have been vibrating the world with bass since 1996. Their music is at the forefront of the UK Dub scene, proven by over 60 releases on their own legendary SCOOPS label as well as a host of albums, singles and remixes for a myriad of other labels such as Jarring Effects, Dubhead and Jah Tubbys. In the studio they have worked with Michael Prophet, Iration Steppas, Macka B, Aba Shanti, Brain Damage, High Tone, Big Youth, Gaudi and an almost endless list of dub & reggae luminaries
Datum:2019-09-19  Label: Scoops  ISRC:   www.vibronics.co.uk/  Releasedatum: 2019-09-19

  1. I´m alright
  2. I´m alright (dancehall remix)

Brittiske reggaestjärnan Maxi Priest har släppt nya singeln “I’m Alright (feat. Shaggy)” via S-curve Records! Det är första släppet från hans kommande album “It All Comes Back To Love” som kommer den 23 augusti. Både singeln och albumet är producerat av Shaggy.

”Nya singeln, där min gode vän Shaggy medverkar, handlar om känslor som jag tror väldigt många kan relatera till; avundsjuka och svartsjuka”, berättar Maxi och fortsätter ”Med ”I’m Alright” vill jag med hjälp av musiken bidra till förändring, vända negativt till positivt, dåligt till bra… ‘Music makes you feel like dancing with so many emotions we sing…/ Set me free to the music, to the music… My heart it beats, to the music’”.

Maxi har under sin karriär haft sin egen, unika, vision om hur han ska överskrida gränser inom sin genrei utan att förlora kärnan i den. Det har lett till stora internationella framgångar, han är t ex den första reaggeartisten som haft 1:a-placeringar över hela världen inklusive de amerikanska Billboardlistorna
Datum:2019-09-09  Label: S-Curve Records  ISRC: QMRSZ1900932, QMRSZ1901211  www.maxipriest.com/  Releasedatum:

JAHRIFFE  Reflection (A)
His music takes you back to a time where reggae music was expressed with a Love and Sincerity, Harmony and Respect for one another.

Jahriffe B. Mackenzie aka Senbiqes NetriRa a dynamo of energetic musicality and Jamaican panache. A guide to soulful harmony and introspection, transcending our times.

Born Barriffe Mackenzie July 6 1978, now known as JahRiffe started his musically journey in 1999. The Singer/Songwriter of Jamaican – American patronage, from Boston and the Bronx, brews an exquisite keen blend of Classical Roots, echoes of Old School Harmonies and Consciousness stirred with American Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Rasta wisdom. Introducing his 1st debut album in 2005 “Rastafari Love” and following up in 2013 with “Check Your timing”. In 2016 JahRiffe comes with a powerful hit for the world “Rasta Can’t Fade” the video filmed in Jamaica, reached over 100,000 views in the first week of streaming on ReggaeVille.

JahRiffe musically success has led to sharing the stage with many great Performing Artists such as, Kymani Marley, Capleton, The Wailers, Midnite/ Akea Beka, Mighty Diamonds, Warrior King, Lutan Fyah, Chronixx, Jah9, Kabaka Pyrmid, IbaMar , and Third World and many others. In the new year of 2019 JahRiffe been in the Studio with Jah9’s Bass player, JAH D from the ZionHigh Production coming forth with his third studio album titled, REFLECTION. The titled track Reflection focuses on the strength of evolving with the cycles of life and becoming a better person.

JahRiffe say’s “This Album is very special to me it reflects a journey faced with many life challenges that have led to victory. This album is livicated to all those that may face mental illness, growing pains and lessons of change. I know that it is not always easy for one to keep balance in daily life”. JahRiffe is a force to be aligned with and is committed to delivering powerful messages of growth through Rastafari and Ancestral wisdom. Rediscovering traditional African roots, to establish resourceful practices for those who have the eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to receive. This father of two is currently a Lecturer for various schools in and out of Boston. JahRiffe believes that the youth are to be infused with Love and Peace. He is also a certified REKI Practitioner and a Mystic Healer. He says, “My aim is to assist others on this planet in finding their purpose and keeping the ‘will for life’ alive. I use my tools of Music, Lectures and Performances with Ancestral Guidance, Meditation and Intuition.”
Datum:2019-07-16  Label: JAH-N-I Root Movement  ISRC:   JAHNIROOTSMOVEMENT.COM  Releasedatum:

SENIOR ALLSTARS feat. AMMOYE  Soul From Dubdown – Darker Than Blue (A)
  • AMMOYE – Vocals
  • Markus Dassmann – Gitarre, Rhodes Electric Piano, Melodica, Dub FX
  • Arne Piri – Orgel, Clavinet E7, Dub FX
  • Gudze – Bass
  • Thomas Hoppe – Schlagzeug, Percussion, Dub FX
In spring 2014, when the Senior Allstars were asked by the Hamburg-based dub label Echo Beach to record their interpretation of an existing release (the original was released in 2001), everyone involved assumed that the results would be good. What absolutely no one expected was that the album would be so incredibly “conspirational” and simply bursting with fresh ideas. The album that Darker Than Blue / Conducted by The Senior Allstars is based on is the compilation Darker Than Blue – Soul from Jamdown, which was released in 2001 on Blood & Fire Records. More than ten years later, the mind behind the Echo Beach label, Nicolai Beverungen, had a vision of taking the next, the third step along this path.

“From the beginning it was clear to me that I wanted an instrumental band to do the job, and the venerable Senior Allstars, the leading lights in their class, were my top pick”, says Beverungen.

The results are more than breath-taking; the songs drip from the speaker membranes like honey, bringing in the sun, warmth and happiness, very much in keeping with the original songs - although the lyrics may have been written with other things in mind. The dub remake presented by The Senior Allstars breaks all previous dimensions and conventions set by the history and spirit of this legendary album. The quartet creates an original, collective, improvised and organic live dub that is in the tradition of the original songs and with new versions that fully deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as the originals.

2019 - the next step to break the peak and quality of the excisting album – was making it into a VOCAL album and call it SOUL FROM DUBDOWN – DARKER THAN BLUE. The formel was quite easy. They hired the JUNO winner (the Canadian musicprize and pendant to the American grammy) from 2017 “AMMOYE” and amazing voice (she is more in RNB and Gosple than in Dancehall or Reggae..) who was born in Jamaica and raised in Toronto / Canada. A brilliant and crisp album. Get Ready…
Datum:2019-07-16  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-07-11

Dubblestandart presents with the deepest respect to the originators a limited selection of reworks of reggae classics, focusing on works that have been pivotal for the inspiration of Dubblestandart’s bandleader and bass player Paul Zasky since day one, when forming the band. Today considered as “Classic Reggae”, so much remains unchallenged, this little island called Jamaica has provided in content & creation, especially Roots Reggae of the late 60s/70s & 80s. Not to speak of the political actuality of many songs, who respond to today’s world of unrest as if they were written yesterday, coming straight from the heart of all those originators we admire and love so much!
Datum:2019-06-19  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-06-22

RADIO77  Future Bass Wave (A)
Debut "Dub Wave“ from a new transatlantic operating room - where bass will be impressively back in the new wave…!

RADIO77 is a new “DubWave” group from New York City with the unlikely but elegant union of mixing future dub styles with sweet roots vocal harmony and 80s new wave influences.

The EP “Future Wave Bass” will be released on the world renowned Echo Beach label from Germany and features Dubmatix (JUNO Award prize winner from March 2019 for his Overdubbed album with SLY & ROBBIE) mixing, production skills and dub versions.

Pushing the boundaries of these genres into DubWave while maintaining the core foundation of Jamaican reggae and dub but inna future wise stye – a big bang with cover version(s) of a famous NEW WAVE classic : THE POLICE and "Walking On The Moon“ but also "Love Me Forever“ (Linval Thomposon), the classic 50's DooWop hit "I Only Have Eyes For You" by the Flamingos and "Tonight“ (Bowie/Iggy Pop) are astonishing epics!
Datum:2019-06-04  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-06-05

  1. Exit Brexit
  2. Dance Haffi Keep

Here come the next and latest out of Ram Goat Records. Both up to the time with current affairs, one JA one UK.

The first of many from Speng on Ram Goat Records label. Mr Speng Bond aka 001 giving his view on Brexit and recent events that have engulfed the UK. (Him nah tek it)

Hear the lyrics veteran telling the story about how you can find a nice dance every single day of the week in JA. (7 days a week)
Datum:2019-05-21  Label: Ram Goat Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

  1. Sound system girl
  2. Sound system dub
  3. Fyah Dub
  4. Fyah Bun

This is a serious collaboration, two internationally acclaimed artists joining forces on a series of new recordings and live shows showcasing the unending diversity & innovation present in UK Reggae & Dub.

First up is “Sound System Girl” - digging deep into Sandra’s Sound System History on a future sounding re-cut of the Cuss Cuss Riddim , on the flip side ‘Fyah Bun’ is stepping spiritual dub music at it’s best.

Sandra Cross needs no introduction, she is a true legend whose career begun at the age of 14 with a no.1 hit in the UK Reggae charts. Since then she has gone on to be one of THE defining female voices of British Reggae. Sandra’s award winning career has seen her hook up with the likes of Mad Professor and Sly & Robbie for a near endless round of hit singles & albums.

Vibronics, the future sound of dub, have been vibrating the world with bass since 1996. Their music is at the forefront of the UK Dub scene, proven by over 60 releases on their own legendary SCOOPS label as well as a host of albums, singles and remixes for a myriad of other labels such as Jarring Effects, Dubhead and Jah Tubbys. In the studio they have worked with Michael Prophet, Iration Steppas, Macka B, Aba Shanti, Brain Damage, High Tone, Big Youth, Gaudi and an almost endless list of dub & reggae luminaries
Datum:2019-05-14  Label: Scoops  ISRC:   www.vibronics.co.uk/  Releasedatum:

The Saturday Night Riddim project started as a de-mix ( the opposite of a remix) of Mr. Williamz and Chopstick Dubplates’ Jungle track “ Saturday Night”, which was re- played as a reggae track by Friendly Fire Band.
Datum:2019-03-28  Label: Friendly Fire Music  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-04-06

For this release Zion Train have teamed up the veteran MC – Brother Culture of Brixton, London to record a homage to the soundsystem. Brother Culture has an immense carrer working alongside the best of sounds such as Jah Revelation Music and Jah Shaka teaming up with stellar names of the scene like Brigadier Jerry as well as The Prodigy and Youth. After #ZT30. Zion Train are staring their next thirty year spell with a soundsystem anthem!! As well as all digital formats there wil be a 7 inch vinyl release on Universal Egg as well as a fantastic video produced by Alex Caroppi of I'll do me filmmaking!
Datum:2019-03-13  Label: Eggy040  ISRC:     Releasedatum: 2019-04-01

JAHRIFFE  Refelction (S)
His music takes you back to a time where reggae music was expressed with a Love and Sincerity, Harmony and Respect for one another.

Jahriffe B. Mackenzie aka Senbiqes NetriRa a dynamo of energetic musicality and Jamaican panache. A guide to soulful harmony and introspection, transcending our times.

Born Barriffe Mackenzie July 6 1978, now known as JahRiffe started his musically journey in 1999. The Singer/Songwriter of Jamaican – American patronage, from Boston and the Bronx, brews an exquisite keen blend of Classical Roots, echoes of Old School Harmonies and Consciousness stirred with American Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Rasta wisdom. Introducing his 1st debut album in 2005 “Rastafari Love” and following up in 2013 with “Check Your timing”. In 2016 JahRiffe comes with a powerful hit for the world “Rasta Can’t Fade” the video filmed in Jamaica, reached over 100,000 views in the first week of streaming on ReggaeVille. JahRiffe musically success has led to sharing the stage with many great Performing Artists such as, Kymani Marley, Capleton, The Wailers, Midnite/ Akea Beka, Mighty Diamonds, Warrior King, Lutan Fyah, Chronixx, Jah9, Kabaka Pyrmid, IbaMar , and Third World and many others. In the new year of 2019 JahRiffe been in the Studio with Jah9’s Bass player, JAH D from the ZionHigh Production coming forth with his third studio album titled, REFLECTION. The titled track Reflection focuses on the strength of evolving with the cycles of life and becoming a better person. JahRiffe say’s “This Album is very special to me it reflects a journey faced with many life challenges that have led to victory. This album is livicated to all those that may face mental illness, growing pains and lessons of change. I know that it is not always easy for one to keep balance in daily life”. JahRiffe is a force to be aligned with and is committed to delivering powerful messages of growth through Rastafari and Ancestral wisdom. Rediscovering traditional African roots, to establish resourceful practices for those who have the eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to receive. This father of two is currently a Lecturer for various schools in and out of Boston. JahRiffe believes that the youth are to be infused with Love and Peace. He is also a certified REKI Practitioner and a Mystic Healer. He says, “My aim is to assist others on this planet in finding their purpose and keeping the ‘will for life’ alive. I use my tools of Music, Lectures and Performances with Ancestral Guidance, Meditation and Intuition”
Datum:2019-03-06  Label: JAH-N-I Root Movement  ISRC:   JAHNIROOTSMOVEMENT.COM  Releasedatum: 2019-03-06

BOB MARLEY  Is this love (Dubmatix re-visioned)
Like so many others, Marley's music had an immense impact on me as a youth and still resonates today Like many, he was my first introduction to reggae and since my first listen back in the 70s and 80s to now, his music does and will continue to stand the test of time and impact generations of fans and musicians alike for the high quality of song writing and his message of harmony and peace..

This re-vision of "Is This Love" was done a few years ago as a free "white label" promo
Datum:2019-02-06  Label: White Label Promo  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

DANIEL LEMMA  Punch of Love (A)
Daniel Lemma är en liveartist. Visst har han haft hittar, “If I Used to Love You” sålde guld och den nya singeln “One Small Step” har redan roterat på radion i flera månader. Men det är på scen, med ett stort, tajt, pulserade band i ryggen som han allra helst ska höras. Och det är där hans särpräglade röst, med lika mycket vibrato som rytmisk punch, verkligen kommer till sin rätt.

Det är också utgångspunkten för nya albumet “Punch of Love” (Dextra Music 2018), en reggaeskiva med fötterna i ett klassiskt sound, med Daniels egen, souliga touch och den oemotståndliga energin från reggaekollektivet Hot This Year Band. Albumet släpps 15 februari.

“Första plattan jag köpte överhuvudtaget var Bob Marleys livealbum från The Lyceum och det är genom magin i den inspelningen, genom närvaron och den enorma koncentrationen av andlig och politiska kraft som jag kommit att förstå reggae.” säger Daniel Lemma.

Hot This Year Band har också kompat och producerat artister som Chronixx, Kapten Röd, Etzia och Yellowman och de spelade tillsammans med Daniel på den hyllade skivan “Common Ground” från 2016.

I vår och sommar kommer Daniel Lemma & Hot This Year Band att turnera i Sverige och Europa med materialet från de båda reggaeplattorna, en serie spelningar som om möjligt kommer att bli ännu mer intensiva än förra gången de mötte publiken tillsammans.

“Reggae är för mig främst communitymusic, den ska spelas och upplevas tillsammans, precis som den gospel och rhythm-and-blues den sprungit ur.” säger Daniel Lemma.
Datum:2019-01-08  Label: Dextra Musik  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Brand new dancehall music from Jamaican Reggae artist, Prince Levy. This is a banger for sure! After releasing hit single Highgrade with Dj Frass Levy is dropping this one with JAW Records along with his label, PrinceLevy Ent.
Datum:2018-12-28  Label: JAW Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

NIMROY HENDRICKS  One big road (S)
Father and son combination on the Mr DC Riddim. This features an all-star line up of musicians, myself on vocals and features Legendary Jamaican Trombonist and mixed by the legendary Nick Manasseh in The UK
Datum:2018-12-17  Label: Nimrocksounds  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

DAVID HILLYARD & THE ROCKSTEADY 7  David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 (EP)
Burrulero is a 4 song EP featuring the 2016 european lineup of Rocksteady 7. We pulled up into Nico Leonard's studio in funky funky Charleroi and proceeded to lay down the music, mostly live. Burrulero is called that cause its half Burru and half Bolero. The jamaican version is slow and moody. The latin version is uptempo and aggressive. So Long Cedric is a memorial/tribute to the legendary Jamaican sax player, Cedric Brooks. Kingston Town features the crooning vocals of Larry McDonald. His voice is a throwback to the sensitive sounds of Billy Eckstine and Joe Williams. The EP as a whole is a rich moment of time and sound in Rocksteady 7 history. I hope you enjoy it!
Datum:2018-12-12  Label: Badasonic Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

MIKE FIELD  True stories (EP)
The opening track "Mechanic," perks up one’s ears immediately as Field rocks harder than anything he's ever done, on this rollicking punk/ska/jazz tune about a space mechanic who fixes rockets. High-energy trumpet soars and raw, passionate vocals kick butt. "The Hotel By The Mansion" is a circus calliope gone mad. This song is aptly fueled by Field's quick-fire vocals and fittingly so, as this klezmer-tinged tune is about a woman with fire in her hair. As Field playfully sings, "What do ya do with a hot hairdo? You charge admission of a dollar or two."
Datum:2018-12-12  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

THE DROP  Takeover (S)
Described as ‘UK Reggae at its best’, The Drop’s contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. National radio support from David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Gilles Peterson (World Wide FM), Becca Duddley (Beats 1), Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music), and online support from Clash, Bandcamp, Irie Mag, Reggaeville, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few.

Teaming up with The Drop on this track Dubmatix creates a superb heavyweight banger, with a phat rolling bassline and his signature, creative percussion work adding to the groove. Keeping all the lyrical content from the original vocal by The Drop’s singer Dandelion, the strong political message stays intact
Datum:2018-12-05  Label: Shoal Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

When it comes to kjlling sounds, Myki Tuff has has accumulated notches on his microphone since the 90s. In 2018, he is back with a killer soundsystem anthem, the murderous WAR GENERAL, a masterful lyrical tribute to Soundsystem and Soundclash Culture, on Friendly Fire Band’s remake of the classic Slip & Slide riddim: no sound will be left standing.

Out digitally in December, this tune will be on 7” vinyl in February 2019, with more cuts on the riddim – stay tuned
Datum:2018-11-27  Label: Friendly Fire Music  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

J BOGG  Live up (Dubmatix remix) (S)
To open Oneness Remixed, Dubmatix delivers a groovy rub-a-dub interpretation of J. Boog’s ‘Live Up,’ whose fat bassline is the lead into the project. This composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist hails from Toronto, but has carved out a massive following on the international stage
Datum:2018-10-19  Label: Oneness Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

PEPPERY  Thankful (S)
Here come the next instalment from RAM GOAT RECORDS, The one called THANKFUL. The man called PEPPERY riding TEMPO FI DEM RIDDIM. This debut production from the young man named SELECTA BURNSIDE.…

Selecta Burnside is a DJ/Producer/Drummer based in North Yorkshire. On the live scene Selecta Burnside plays Drums with Reggae/Dub/Dancehall band Stig of the Dub. But when behind the decks expect a varied mixture of ruffneck beats from Dub, Dancehall, Digital, Dub-Step, Afro-beat to Garage, Jungle and everything inbetween! Good Vibed music for the body, mind and soul.
Datum:2018-10-10  Label: Ram Goat Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

PRINCE LEVY  New Avenue (S)
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, artist Prince Levy drops a new single on Humboldt County's versatile label One Wise Studios. "New Avenue" is an up full song produced by Sarge OneWise of One Wise Sound. This is Sarge's follow up release to his recent "Artform Riddim" on his imprint that boasted a dancehall section and bouncy roots vibe. Prince's "New Avenue" is scheduled for release on September 28th 2018 on all digital outlets.

The single melds elements of Dancehall and Roots Reggae incorporated into this upbeat tune appropriately titled "New Avenue". Prince works his lyrics and unique vocal sound over the rhythm's various sections, making it a party throughout the tune you don't wanna miss. Break out the herb, grab your Gyal and turn up the volume!
Datum:2018-09-25  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

AMMOYE  as long as you love me (S)
“As Long As You Love Me” Ammoye’s new single produced by Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records.

2018 has been a big year for singer Ammoye with a JUNO nomination for ‘The Light’ for Best Reggae Recording, and having spent 55 weeks on the Canadian reggae chart’s top 10 with 6 weeks at #1 for ‘Don’t Count Me Out’
Datum:2018-09-18  Label: Penthouse Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Dunna Runna was the lead single from The Drop's debut album Last Stand - out 14th September 2018 on their own label Shoal Records.

The track shows The Drop at their most quirky and original. The lyrics follow the story of someone being chased out of town, but who, in spite of this, is running towards the hope of a better life ‘out on the east coast’. The song is light hearted but there’s an underlying reference to the discrimination and violence man can show to their fellow man. Lee "Scratch" Perry's vocal contribution perfectly matches and completes the outlandish and defiant character of the song. You could almost imagine this as the aftermath of the infamous burning of his Black Ark Studio - his rebellious spirit on the run.

The Drop took some time out after a frantic first few years of gigging to perfect ‘Last Stand’. The album was recorded at the prestigious KONK Studios in London, founded and owned by Ray Davies of The Kinks.

Described as ‘UK Reggae at its best’, The Drop’s contemporary take on Jamaican Roots music has been accepted and acclaimed across the board. National radio support from David Rodigan (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music), Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Gilles Peterson (World Wide FM), Becca Duddley (Beats 1), Huw Stevens (BBC 6 Music), and online support from Clash, Bandcamp, Irie Mag, Reggaeville, United Reggae and UK Bass Music to name a few.

Datum:2018-09-13  Label: Shoal Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

CAZ GARDINER AND THE BADASONICS  Caz Gardiner and The Badasonics (A)
Funky Soulsteady Beat from Washington D.C. & Belgium

The Badasonics mixes soul and funk together with Jamaican riddims and horns with the soulful rock and reggae voice of Caz Gardiner to deliver a pulsating party of soul steady beats.

Caz has performed with the BandHouse Gigs, Newmyer Flyer productions and The Beat Hotel. She was the lead singer for The Ambitions, a 60's influenced soul/ rock band which in 2008 was nominated for a Wammie (Washington Area Music Association) in the best new band category; and the rocksteady / reggae band Caz and The Day Laborers. In 2010, she was nominated for a Wammie in the best traditional blues / RnB vocalist category for her work with Caz and The Commotions.

The Badasonics, consisting of former members of The Moon Invaders & The Caroloregians, were also known as the busiest backing band for Jamaican artists in Europe and have played with Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis, Dave & Ansel Collins, Rico Rodriguez, Doreen Shaffer, Pat Kelly, Derrick Harriott & many more
Datum:2018-09-06  Label: Badasonic Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

HOUSE OF DAVID GANG & GISTO  Good vibration (S)
While on an extensive Western Canadian tour, Toronto Reggae Warriors House of David Gang collaborated with Dancehall artist/producer Gisto in a Vancouver studio to capture the new single "Good Vibration" The track is a product of spontaneous sessions which had the artists experimenting with new elements while maintaining their signature roots reggae sound.

Released with remixes from international producers Bus Up Shop, DJ Maars, Synapps, Dephicit & Echopilot who interpret the song into Tropical House, Electro, Jungle, Drum and Bass and Breaks. Good Vibration is a follow-up to a similar collaboration between the artists on 2016's album Reggae Warrior Remixed and is an uplifting reggae track will help keep the summer vibes going.
Datum:2018-08-20  Label: NuFunk Records  ISRC:   www.houseofdavidgang.com  Releasedatum:

HEZRON  Life is a poker game
Reggae Recording Artist – Hezron – is known for creating hits that resonate with people around the world. Born and raised in Moy Hall district, St. James, Jamaica, Hezron developed his talent while he was a member of his Church choir, and, with the help of his family, he continued to pursue music as a potential career path.

In 1996, he migrated to the United States, where he was trained vocally and, also became interested in R & B music. In 2007, he returned to Jamaica and was reminded of his love for reggae music, and, to date, he has released over 50 singles and 2 albums titled The Life I live and The Life I Live Continues.

The singles have created an impact in South Florida, New York, Canada, Jamaica and around the Caribbean. He has also performed on major festivals and other shows in those countries. Hezron has several videos released to his credit including, Mo-Bay, Taxi Driver and Two Places featuring international star -Shaggy. They have helped to garner a growing fan base in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Africa
Datum:2018-08-20  Label: LTK20 Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

DERRICK SCOTT  Some preachers nowadys (S)
Derrick Scott is a reality and spiritual gospel singer/songwriter, with a mission to support truth and rights. He sings about the state of the world as it really is, and through spiritual songs with unearthly love and goodwill, he is reaching out to the people while praising the Almighty
Datum:2018-08-13  Label: Dscott Music  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

ROOTS OF CREATION  Grateful Dub: A Reggae Infused Tribute To The Grateful Dead (A)
Grateful Dub: a Reggae-infused tribute to The Grateful Dead features guest performances by Stephen Marley, G. Love, Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Marlon “Ganja Farmer” Asher, Hayley Jane, Andy “AG” Geib (Slightly Stoopid), Dan Kelly (Fortunate Youth), Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish), Jesse Wagner (The Aggrolites), Alex Brander (Big D & the Kids Table), & More!

All songs on the LP were engineered & mixed by legendary 6-time GRAMMY winner - Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Rebelution) with Brendan Connors at studio.metronome in Brookline, NH. Additional mixing & pre-mastering by Pete “Boardz” Peloquin (Gov’t Mule, O.A.R, Allman Brothers). The album was mastered by 6-time GRAMMY-winner and 10-time GRAMMY-nominated mastering engineer Chris Gehringer (Chainsmokers, Rebelution, Rihanna) at Sterling Sound in NYC
Datum:2018-07-30  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

  1. Lead The Way ft Pad Anthony
  2. Heart & Soul ft Cheshire Cat

Ram Goat Records next release. Top of the class producer DUBMATIX - With on point riddim (Rub-A-DUB RIDDIM)

Veteran from Kingston Jamaica PAD ANTHONY- LEAD THE WAY. (With the singing style second to none)

CHESHIRE CAT - HEART AND SOUL. Out of Birmingham, UK . (Greatness from the man who the Caucasian)
Datum:2018-07-25  Label: Ram Goat Records  ISRC: GB-VLV-18-00448, GB-VLV-18-00449    Releasedatum:

FREDDY LOCKS  Overstand (S)
First single "Earth" received strong feedback and airplay from 250+ radio stations, soundsystems and media including the cover of Irie Magazine. "Overstand is part of Freddy Locks new Album "Overstand" still to be released during 2018. Mastering: Dubmatix
Datum:2018-07-10  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

CHRIS TOPPA  Wie Wolken Weiter (S)
With the arrival of the summer the desire rises, to enjoy life to the fullest. To step out of your home and walk out for the unexpected. Chris Toppa invites you to walk this way in your mind with his new single „Wie Wolken Weiter“ (i.e. „Like Clouds Passing“). Just leave your sorrows behind and look for the adventure, your dreams, and freedom.

After his 2014 album "Connected", we are happy to send you the new single "Wie Wolken Weiter" by German reggae artist Chris Toppa
Datum:2018-06-12  Label: Boomrush Productions  ISRC: DEOO31800001  www.christoppa.com  Releasedatum:

Dubblestandart have been keeping the version of the dub flame alive for the last two decades, their formation coinciding with the phase in which Jamaican dub was on the way out. Formed in 1988 as a reaction to the stagnant Austrian pop scene, the group was heavily inspired by the Black Ark, On-U Sound and Jah Shaka, infusing such dub influences within their heady blend of hardcore reggae and new wave, which soon brought them into the European public’s consciousness. Soon, they were so in demand as to be backing Lee Scratch Perry on the Austrian stage, followed by stints with dub poet Lilian Allen and ace toaster, Dillinger. At present, they have already issued over ten albums, collaborating with Ken Boothe, Sly & Robbie, Mad Professor, Marcia Griffiths, Chezere, Caron Wheeler (Soul To Soul) all the while working new technological dimensions into their sound, and although they have undertaken a dub tour of the US west coast, Canada, India, Russia it is fair to say that the band is worthy of a broader audience.

"Rocksteady on a Supremes classic “ Dubblestandart, the Dubbers from Vienna, riding again. Retrofantastic music revisiting the 60’s with a touch of 80’s reggae vibes. Fast forward to the 21st century. Amanda B.& Chezere Brathwaite(UK 90’s Don Letts&Screaming Target/Big Audio Dynamite/Fishbone)teaming up as Woman In Dub. Singing against the doublestandards in our world.Don’t keep us hanging. America – the handcuffed nation.Looking for the good moments in life.Set Me Free.
Datum:2018-06-12  Label: Echo Beach  ISRC:   www.dubblestandart.com/  Releasedatum:

BLANDADE ARTISTER  Global Reggae Charts vol.12 - April 2018 (A)
  1. BRYAN ART: Can´t cut Wi Vibes (G-Block Records 2017)
  2. MELLOW MOOD: Large (La Tempesta DUB 2018)
  3. MARLA BROWN: Trigger (Golden Brown Music 2018)
  4. RAGING FYAH: Rebel (Dub Rockers 2018)

Read magazine, clink LINK
Datum:2018-05-19  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

CITY KAY  Mind under control (S)
After the “Daystar” album between UK reggae and electro pop, City Kay is moving forward in a crossover style offering a powerful and unique new album.

With “Strange Things”, the French band includes a vintage roots touch in a modern electro pop production: references to the reggae golden age are interacting with atmospheric sounds, electro beats, minimalist grain and keyboard inspired by the New York’s school. As we know abstract hip-hop from Roots Manuva now exist abstract roots from City Kay.

The new single “Mind Under Control” is a wonderful reggae track - maybe the most traditional reggae song on the album - sung by guitarist Yoann Minkoff
Datum:2018-05-19  Label: Baco Records  ISRC: FRPGB1703570    Releasedatum:

CHARLY B  Jah see and knows (S)
“Jah See And Knows” produced by TMMG and Reggae Europe has been taken from the “Journey of Life” album. This reality song was composed and recorded live at Tuff Gong studios in Kingston, Jamaica. As you hear it, you will get hope and motivation. Just press play and listen how the frenchman Charly B breaks the code with this authentic Jamaican reggae music. The instrumental of this song is now called the “Daydream” riddim and has attracted other artists to put their voice on it. This is very rare for a European, and never seen from a French artist. Involved artists are Richie Spice, Junior Kelly, Lukie D and many more to come
Datum:2018-05-19  Label: Tower Music Media Group  ISRC: FR9W11722510    Releasedatum:

  1. Gal Weh In Deh
  2. Fresh weeds

With their debut album Talk A Di Town, Rootz Radicals start 2018 with a bang.

The Lian Outta Den EP and Israel Riddim Compilation, as well as the recently published music video Gal Weh In Deh have already stoked a fire soon visible all over the Reggae world. The year the EP was published, the tune Israel was among the 100 best Reggae songs of the year, elected by Zonareggae. Also in 2015, in the context of International Reggae Day, the Jamaican Gleaner called the music of the spirited Reggae team outta Bavaria “original and authentic,” and there was no festival in Germany and Austria that was not to be turned into an urban soundscape by Rootz Radicals and their music.

Currently, the two singles Fresh Weed and Gal Weh In Deh offer a unique opportunity to get an idea of the sound aesthetics and musical range of the upcoming album Talk A Di Town. Fresh Weed brings back to life the charm of the Rocksteady era, while Gal Weh In Deh emotionally adapts Modern Roots features in a stylistically confident yet progressive manner. The song’s video starring Miss Jamaica World 2016 Ashlie Barrett is an absolute eye-catcher and an interesting forerunner of Talk A Di Town, which Rootz Radicals are finalizing at this very moment.
Datum:2018-05-19  Label: Rootz Radicals  ISRC: DESW71700173    Releasedatum:

Reggae Workers of The World is a supergroup composed of Vic Ruggiero of The Slackers, Jesse Wagner of The Aggrolites and Nico Leonard of The Badasonics.

While on the road, between a busy Slackers' schedule and his own solo gigs, Vic Ruggiero began to think of a way to work with two of his favorite modern musicians—singer, Jesse Wagner, and drummer Nico Leonard—and how a collaboration with both could be made possible. In June 2013, Jesse & Vic ventured across the globe to meet for a short series of shows in Oahu, Hawaii. As the natural course of learning to play and sing together proceeded they began to find an intriguing repertoire. During one short week, they harmonized on everything from a ska and calypso standards like “Shame & Scandal” to early rock n roll hits of The Everly Brothers and The Beatles .

A request from the audience for The Righteous Brothers took both singers and the crowd by surprise when they found it worked perfectly. It's obvious the two singers share an unequivocal reverence for reggae, rhythm n' blues and rock n' roll classics, (and the sentiments sung and the styles which they impart). Hearing Vic and Jesse sing their favorites in sweet two part harmony sounded damn good. As lead singers and master harmonizers both this rare duo makes possible a wide array of styles; soul, rhythm & blues, ska, reggae and rock n' roll. It's this range of possibilities that neither Vic nor Jesse seem deliver with such ease even in their respective bands or as separate solo acts.

Enter Nico Leonard; in November 2013, with Nico at the recording desk, he and Vic recorded 4 songs at his Pum Pum Hotel recording studio in just a few spare hours. Nico has played in two touring bands--The Caroloregians & The Moon Invaders–simultaneously for over a decade and produced a dozen records of all styles. As busy working drummer he's played everything from ska and skinhead reggae to surf, garage rock and rare exotica 60's beats, and he's produced other artists of the same wide variety. He is widely respected for a breadth of skill as a drummer and producer/engineer which fits the stylistic latitude of this group perfectly. The trio will have Vic on bass, Jesse on the guitar, and Nico on drums; a small band that can cover a lot of musical ground . Vic also plays keyboard, harmonica and accordion too, all of which might make a cameo
Datum:2018-05-16  Label: Badasonic Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

MISTA SAVONA  Havana meets Kingston (A)

Datum:2018-05-13  Label: ABC / Universal / Baco Records / VP Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

ZAP POW  Zap Pow Again (A)
Revivals and reunions are often excuses for desperate musicians to relive past glories. NOT SO with “Zap Pow Again”. The 2016 incarnation of pioneering Reggae group Zap-Pow is anything but a group of desperate musicians. Founding member Dwight Pinkney, OD, and original members Glen DaCosta, Richard Johnson and Leebert Gibby Morrison plus an all-star line-up of young talented singers and players of instruments Geoffrey Star- vocals, Everol Wray-Trumpet , Fiona Forrest- backing vocals and Arnaldo Bolt-drums teamed with Dave Peters manager to bring to life once again one of the most relevant and important groups in reggae history.

“Zap Pow Again” serves as a reminder to past fans of Zap-Pow’s power and an introduction to new generations of fans that reggae is still relevant and glorious. The album contains 8 new tracks (all originals which were mixed by the ‘quiet giant’ Grammy award winning engineer Christopher Daley) and 7 standard Zap-Pow recordings from the golden era. Old fans will be pleased to see “Sweet Lovin Love” (an instrumental steppers classic), “Let’s fall in Love”, Pinkney’s reggae classic “How Could I Live” and smash world hit “This is Reggae Music” included in the line-up. One of Zap-Pow’s main strengths remains the band’s astounding musicianship and this shine’s through in Pinkney’s guitar work, Gibby’s Bass and guitar contribution, DaCosta’s fine solos and the flawless arrangements which dance through all reggae’s various modes.
Datum:2018-05-08  Label: Trojan Records  ISRC:   www.zappowreunion.com/  Releasedatum:

“Earth” is a warming declaration of love for Mother Nature, its a scream of alarm to humanity. Speaks about the importance of our actions and the responsibility we all have to take care of our world.

The video show us the need of a global change in our actions and at the same time is dedicated to the victims of the huge fires that took place in Portugal in 2017
Datum:2018-05-02  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

NEW KINGSTON  Honorable & The east (S)
Assimilated into music at an early age thanks to father and bassist Courtney Panton Sr, New York-based trio of brothers New Kingston have emerged as one of the most exciting and innovative bands in the reggae scene. Their prolific nature, both on the road and in studio, is once more on display in the form of their new release A Kingston Story: Come From Far, out August 25th, 2017 on tastemaker label Easy Star Records, accompanied by more extensive touring. Comprised of brothers Tahir (keys), Stephen (guitar), and Courtney Panton Jr (drums), New Kingston’s latest offering encompasses the organic roots the band has built while adding a sonic narrative that takes the listener on a journey through carefully constructed soundscapes and genuinely entrancing arrangements. In an attempt to capture the live energy built off the band’s lifelong chemistry, the entire album was recorded out of their home studio, with some help from GRAMMY Award Winningengineer Fabian Cooke. Courtney Jr. summed up the album title’s message, stating “There’s always a moment in life where we subconsciously show gratitude to where we are now by reflecting on where we came from. Come From Far is our experience; as a family, as musicians and as human beings living in a world where anything is possible.” The new single from the album, “Honorable & The Beast,” taps into the band’s spiritual perspective, pushing the message of tackling life’s obstacles and distractions in whatever form they may take.
Datum:2018-04-17  Label: Easy Star Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

IRIE TIME  Unknowable

Datum:2018-04-17  Label: Inherent Music  ISRC: QZBY61800001    Releasedatum:

DANAKIL meets ONDUBGROUND (feat. JAMALSKI)  Tell dem (S)
One year after their last album release “La Rue Raisonne” (October 2016) Danakil is back with a brand-new project which will please all bass music and sound system fans. From this unique meeting between Ondubground and Danakil is emerging a very special project mixing trap music, dub, dubstep and revisiting “La Rue Raisonne’s” tracks. Danakil’s French reggae takes on a different scale. Balik’s engaged lyrics are spread on powerful and modern beats finding a new resonance.

"Tell Dem feat. Jamalski" is the next singles from this wonderful album
Datum:2018-04-14  Label: Baco Records  ISRC: FRPGB1730600    Releasedatum:

Two weeks ago we where happy to announce, that Mellow Mark's latest single "Nomade" was presented at national radio in Slovenia (R. Slovenia 2), and on major public service stations in Germany (HR3 and WDR COSMO). In the meantime we are greatful to have received further support from national radio in Spain - RTVE 3 for the single. And we are happy to announce, that a few days ago the re-release of Mellow Mark's eponym album "Nomade" took place
Datum:2018-04-14  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:


Datum:2018-03-30  Label: SoulNurse Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

Sr. WILSON  Zapatillas (S)
Dub Stuy is releasing a brand new hit for the spring featuring Catalan artist and dub specialist Sr. Wilson called “Zapatillas” - which is the first single from the upcoming “Jitta Riddim” album also featuring Cutty Ranks and Troy Berley.

Singing in a mix of his native Spanish and English, Sr. Wilson shares tales of having the “sneaker-bug” with a catchy chorus that name-checks some of the more popular brands. His blend of Dub and Reggaeton influenced auto-tune is sure to appeal to DJ’s and club worldwide.

Lace up your sneakers and get ready to move your feet on the beat of Dub Stuy’s new riddim
Datum:2018-03-30  Label: Dub Stuy Records  ISRC: DEZ651721080    Releasedatum:

BLANDADE ARTISTER  Global Reggae Charts (A)
  1. KOFFEE: Raggamuffin
  2. KOFFEE: Burning
  3. ALBOROSIE Living Dread
  4. BLACK UHURU: Jah Guide feat. Bugle
  5. JAH9: Feel Good
  7. MICHA SHEMAIAH: Roots I Vision
  8. PROTOJE: Bout Noon
  10. DRE ISLAND: Yaad N Abraad
  11. KING KONG: Old School feat. Burru Banton & Pinchers
  12. LILA IKÉ: Gotti Gotti
  13. PROTOJE: Truths & Rights feat. Mortimer
  14. NEW KINGSTON: Come From Far
  15. STICK FIGURE: Easy Runaway
  16. TARRUS RILEY: Haunted

Datum:2018-03-26  Label:   ISRC:     Releasedatum:

KUMBIA BORUKA feat. NAÁMAN  Se Siente La Kumbia (S)
Kumbia Boruka are back with their new single called "Se Siente la Kumbia feat. Naâman“. Their style is called "Cumbia Muffin", and is at the crossroad between music from South America and the Caribbean. The Lyonnais combo this time invited the flagship artist of the french Reggae - Naâman - to take part in this energetic single, full of musical influences. After the release of their album "La vida Vive s'Vive" in April 2017, this new single gives a first taste from a new album to be released sometime by the end of the year.
Datum:2018-03-22  Label: Kumbia Boruka  ISRC: FR9W11804567    Releasedatum:

With Global CityZen, Dactah Chando drops his sixth album. After the lively Canarian Reggae artist has successfully caught on tape and published a good dose of spirited concert vibes with his 2017 live album Live At Reggae Can Festival, now, Chando fans worldwide can look forward to nine new songs released through Achinech Productions. Dactah Chando, the Godfather of Canarian Style Reggae, produced Global CityZen in cooperation with head engineer Umberto Echo and Gentleman’s current live band The Evolution. Global CityZen will be in stores from April 2018. Stylistically confident Roots Riddims, made up of well-selected Reggae features, build the longplayer’s musical foundation. “My Way” is the first single from the album and manifests an idea inspired by Blue Phlamez Records from Jamaica, which developed from an interview with 93FM radio host Shavane Jamaine Daley back in 2016.

From Tenerife to Jamaica, from Africa to Europe, from island to island and mainland to mainland, with Global CityZen, the exceptional vibe of Dactah Chando will no longer remain accessible through his studio work alone. In April 2018, the Global Cityzen Europe Tour offers a unique chance to experience Dactah Chando and The Evolution live in concert on their musical trip around the world entitled Global CityZen
Datum:2018-03-16  Label: Achinech Productions  ISRC: ES28B1800002    Releasedatum:

UB40 feat. ALI, ASTRO & MICKEY  A Real Labour of Love (A)

Datum:2018-03-09  Label: Universal  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

IBRU  My life (S)
Reggae artist Ibru, releases his new hit song, My Life. The song is produced by Dre Swade Productions under the Kohanim Records Label. The song is featured on Ibru's upcoming album, Life Story. The song tells the story of the unseen struggles faced by the artist, in his life's journey to achieve success. He highlights his will to fight and the hard work ethics that kept him pushing toward his life goals.
Datum:2018-03-08  Label: Kohanim Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

  1. My Story
  2. Let me love you

This album begins with My Story. It touches on the down side of my up bringing; the abuse and absence of my father. My early years had me feeling discouraged because there was a lack of care and mistreatment towards me from my father's side of the family. It was a hard realizing I was indeed the black sheep in a family I didn't ask for. My spirit was broken for a good part of my life. I was always a smart kid, so the first chance I got to escape and return to my Mother's care I took, along with courage to speak up, and set distance between my father and I. I was grateful my mother and Grandmother did not force me to go back to live with him. From the age of seven he'd been absent from my life, never played an active role and offered no support. For many years I felt neglected, unwanted and it took lots of self care to realize that I was better off without him. I didn't let them break me down. Thanks to my mother and Grandmother who did their best to instill good values in me. Of course my mother and I had our challenges, as well, but we worked through it and her motivation, now, is why I am still here. Writing "My Story" was like chains being broken. It allowed me to let go of all the hurt I endured throughout the years. "Let Me Love You" I wrote "Let me love you" a few years ago. It's about realizing you want more from a casual situation, a love letter of sorts. I had a serious crush on someone, like never before and even though he had no idea how I felt, mainly because we are friends, I was afraid it would ruin our friendship. I got good song out of it. He later figured it out, but our distance was too great to pursue a relationship. So, I just let it be!
Datum:2018-03-02  Label: Keishera Music  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

MAX RUBADUB  Style & Passion (A)

Datum:2018-03-02  Label: RubaDub Blends  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

CITY KAY  Strange things (S)

Datum:2018-03-02  Label: Baco Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:


Datum:2018-03-02  Label: Poets Club Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

LARRY MELTON  The goal is Gold (Reggae Mix) (S)
THE GOAL IS GOLD (Reggae Mix) song of inspiration by Canadian singer/songwriter Larry Melton is the perfect song for your listeners on a wide variety of stations World Wide during sporting events like THE OLYMPICS . The original Rock Version of THE GOAL IS GOLD is still available for your Rock Listeners
Datum:2018-02-22  Label:   ISRC:   www.larrymelton.ca  Releasedatum:

BLANDADE ARTISTER  Ram Goat Riddim ft Junior Cat, Daddy Shark & Pad Anthony (EP)
With early radio support from BBC 1 Xtra DJ David Rodigan, there's a growing buzz around this new goat in the dance. Listen up for more reggae bleat; now touch this down my selector… From Doncaster sound system Ram Goat Hi-Fi, comes the inaugural Ram Goat Records release - the scorching Ram Goat Version Riddim which has already received support from the legendary David Rodigan. Featuring veteran artists from Jamaica putting down the rawest lyrics - Junior Cat offers up some agile toasting on 'Non Stop', Daddy Shark (brother of the legendary Outlaw Josey Wales) attacks the beat with a killer bite & finally, nuff niceness from the smooth tones of Pad Anthony.
  1. JUNIOR CAT: Non stop
  2. DADDY SHARK: Herb A Fe Bun
  3. PAD ANTHONY: She a fe get it

Datum:2018-02-22  Label: Ram Goat Records UK  ISRC:   www.ramgoatrecords.com/  Releasedatum:

VIBRONICS  Woman on a Mission (A)
Vibronics and Cross Club Prague team up to bring you a new project that celebrates women in Reggae & Dub. “Woman On A Mission” is a new release featuring 8 female vocalists on 8 brand new Vibronics tracks. The album presents time-honoured Vibronics associates, Boney L (recording for the first time in 10 years), Nia Songbird, Vanya O and Saraléne , alongside first time collaborations with Trilla Jenna, Nanci Correia, Nish Wadada & Sis I-Leen. Each track vocal track effortlessly glides into an extend dub mix that showcases the sonic skills that Vibronics is known for.

10% of the profits of the album support the Women’s charity Womankind - Transforming the lives of Women & Girls Worldwide. https://www.womankind.org.uk/.

First release phase is set for International Women’s day 2018, where a day of live streaming on Facebook will announce the digital release of album alongside interviews, concerts, mixes & a host of other streamed events to celebrate and discuss women in Reggae & Dub. Phase 2 is luscious 2 X vinyl album & art-card package set for release in April.

A special website “Cultural Resistance” has been created as part of the project and Vibronics will be touring through 2018 with artists from “Woman On A Mission” .. so who are these women, and what are their missions?
Datum:2018-02-17  Label: Scoops  ISRC:   www.vibronics.co.uk/  Releasedatum:

RICHIE PHOE  Kingston Connection In Dub (A)
In Spring 2017 Kingston Express Records released the critically acclaimed “Kingston Connection” EP which included the hit song “Lyrical Chef” and featured giants such as Horace Andy, Macka B, Johnny Clarke, Horseman, Solo Banton, Cheshire Cat, Ital Horns, Robert Dallas and Earl 16.

In Autumn 2017 Kingston Express Records released the “Kingston Connection Remixes” EP featuring 6 remixes from some of Jungle music’s biggest producers, including K-Jah, FLeCK, Gold Dubs, LionDub, Cautious and King Yoof.

On Friday 26th of January 2018 Kingston Express Records return with the “Kingston Connection In Dub” EP, dubbed by the mighty Richie Phoe (Roots Garden/Wah Wah 45s). Available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Deezer and Spotify, and with plans to release a 12” vinyl of the “Kingston Connection In Dub” EP during 2018
Datum:2018-01-25  Label: Kingston Express Records  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

MAX RUBADUB  Style & Passion (A)
Max RubaDub, better known as „The Remix Junkie“ is about to release his personal milestone. After years of remixing for labels and artists from all over the world, he finally found time to sit down and work on his producer-album. Featuring voices like Luciano, Gappy Ranks, Voicemail or Lutan Fyah this LP brings along a high musical diversity. On 16 tracks he mixes all the different colors which Jamaican Bass music has to offer. Whether it is rub-a-dub, hiphop, steppers, dancehall or one-drop, Max dedicates his debut-album to the love of music.

Datum:2018-01-24  Label: RubaDub Blends  ISRC:     Releasedatum:

HOLLIE COOK  Vessel of Love (A)
Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent and charisma to craft a dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love. Cook’s music career commenced at age 19, when family friend and punk trailblazer Ari Up asked Cook to join the raucous ’70s post-punk outfit The Slits for their reformation in 2006. Thrown into the deep end she thrived, and quickly cut her teeth with four years of back-to-back shows around the globe. Her talents recognized and nurtured, she then released her first solo album Hollie Cook in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, while singles such as “Milk & Honey” and “That Very Night” gained support from influential radio stations across Europe. After performing at The Stone Roses concert at Manchester’s Heaton Park at the personal request of Ian Brown, and her hypnotic performance on the prestigious Later…With Jools Holland, the way was paved for Hollie’s solo career. By the end of 2014, Jamie T had requested her support for his Alexandra Palace show and featured her on his track “They Told Me It Rained.” Cook had also unleashed Twice via Mr. Bongo Records, and with Mike “Prince Fatty” Pelanconi once again aiding in the album’s conception, Cook confidently delivered her follow-up to a well-received debut. Hollie hit the road with both The Skints and Protoje, and lent her vocal talent to Quantic’s “Shuffle Them Shoes” single, which also featured on his 1000 Watts album. Acclaimed legendary producer Martin “Youth” Glover (Killing Joke) is Cook’s most recent collaborator, lending his venerable production expertise to Vessel of Love. Hollie Cook sits in good company on Glover’s impressive production list, joining Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, The Verve, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd, and Depeche Mode. Glover describes Cook’s songs as “sharp lyrical observations and clever word play combined with an exquisite and informed pop sensibility.” Hollie Cook’s vibrant, spirited take on lovers rock radiates positivity, and with Vessel of Love, expect to see her on top of the tropical throne of pop in 2018!
Datum:2018-01-20  Label: Merge Records  ISRC:   holliecook.com/  Releasedatum:


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