Album Reviews

Mighty Mo Rodgers & Baba Sissoko - Griot Blues (One Root Music)

You might not immediately associate Lithuania with a collaborative project between an American blues veteran and an...


Lulendo - Mwinda (Buda Musique/Universal)

Lulendo Mvulu was born in Maquela do Zombo (see 'Zombo City'), a small town in the far north of the Uige Province in...


SistaSara - Creation (Advaita Oneness Dub)

SistaSara is the alter ego of Italian-Nigerian producer and vocalist Sara Fuga. Sara was born in Venice, in 2003...


Macka B - Health Is Wealth (Greensleeves)

With 'Health Is Wealth', British-Jamaican reggae veteran Macka B finally presents the ideal soundtrack to the various...


Ken Boothe - Inna De Yard (Chapter Two Records)

Who thought the Inna The Yard revival would be limited to the earlier this year released 'Inna The Yard: The Soul Of...


New Cool Collective - Electric Monkey Sessions 1 & 2 (DOX Records)

Occasionally the members of Dutch band New Cool Collective take to the Electric Monkey studio in Amsterdam. In 2014...


Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra - Black Panther (Self-published)

In the past Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra already covered as song by Serbian gypsy icon Saban Bajramovic on multiple...


The Simpkin Project - Beam Of Light (Dub Rockers/VP Records)

The Simpkin Project is a band from Hunting Beach, California around keyboardist/producer Shawn Taylor and...


La Chiva Gantiva - Despegue (Flowfish Records)

For their third long player Belgian-Colombian band La Chiva Gantiva joined forces with producers Ivan Benavides (Toto...


Peace Development Crew - Better Days (Boomrush Productions)

Seven years German Peace Development Crew needed to come up with a successor to 2010's 'Inner Journey'. The...


Emeterians - The Magic Touch (Stingray Records/VPal)

The trio that is Emeterians must have enjoyed their adventure with the Peckings brothers, because for 'The Magic...


Amadou & Mariam - La Confusion (Warner/Because Music)

It had been five years since Malian superstar couple Amadou & Mariam last treated their fans to a new long...


Saz'iso - At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me (Glitterbeat Records)

With 'At Least Wave Your Handkerchief At Me', Glitterbeat Records and producers Joe Boyd, Edit Pula and Andrea...


Ayo - Ayo (Self-published/AllPoints)

When in our review of Nneka's 2015 album 'My Fairy Tale' we made the comment we weren't big fans of the "multitude of...


Mad Professor meets Jah9 - In The Midst Of The Storm (VP Records)

With 'In The Midst Of The Storm', Mad Professor didn't just produce a dub version of Jah9's '9' album, it's also the...


Lee 'Scratch' Perry & Subatomic Sound System - Super Ape Returns To Conquer (Self-published)

Even though he's well in his eighties now, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, the enfant terrible of reggae and dub, isn't about to...


Jesse Royal - Lily Of Da Valley (Easy Star Records)

After a mixtape ('In Comes The Small Axe', 2013), a collaborative project with Walshy Fire ('Royally Speaking', 2014)...


Various Artists - Version Dread (Studio One)

This collection of essential dubs from the Studio One vaults had been out of print for more than a decade now....


The Hempolics - Kiss, Cuddle & Torture: Volume 1 (Shark Free Records)

British band The Hempolics have kept their fans longing after a long player for quite some time, but now they're...


LMK - Highlights (Dibyz Music)

After her successful 2015 debut 'Musical Garden', LMK returns with 'Highlights'. If that title may suggest a 'Best...