Album Reviews

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - Stony Hill (Ghetto Youths International/Republic Records/Universal)

Excluding his collaboration with Nas and Skrillex, it had already been since the release of his 2005 instant-classic...


Ziggi Recado - The Commission EP (Nayamari Music)

In all honesty we have to admit we'd lost sight Ziggi Recado's career somewhat, but since last year's 'Ivan The...


The Downbeat Detonators - It's Detonation Time With... EP (Peenie Wallie Records)

With 'It's Detonation Time With...', Leiden based band The downbeat Detonators present their first full-fledged EP....


Alpha Steppa - 3rd Kingdom (Steppas Records)

For '3rd Kingdom', the second long player on his Steppas Records label, Alpha Steppa didn't choose July 7th as a...


Various Artists - Abatwa: Why Did We Stop Growing Tall? (Glitterbeat Records)

For the fourth part of his Hidden Musics series, this time Ian Brennan travelled to Rwanda where he explored the...


Indubious - From Zero (Self-published/Righteous Sound Productions)

Indubious is a Portland, Oregon based band around brothers Evan 'Evton B' and Spencer 'Skipwicked' Burton, both born...


Kelissa - Spellbound EP (Anbessa Productions)

After a number of singles, Kelissa McDonald (sister of Keznamdi) now also finally presents a full-fledged EP. On...


Rocqawali - Sufi Spirit (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

Like the band's name suggests, Rocqawali combines the best of Pakistani qawali and Western rock. Vocalist Ejaz Sher...


Chronixx - Chronology (Chronixx Music Group/Virgin EMI/Universal)

'Chronology', Chronixx' long player debut which can best be described as "the most anticipated reggae release of...


O.L.M. - Book Of Daniel EP (Dub-O-Phonic)

For this 'Book Of Daniel' EP, Italian producer Orlando La Montagna aka O.L.M. drew on the Old Testament 'Book of...


Perfect Giddimani - Live My Life Again (Giddimani Records)

With title 'Live My Life Again', Greg Rose, among reggae lovers better known as Perfect Giddimani, already indicates...


Samory I - Black Gold (Rory Stone Love)

For his long player debut Samory I (real name Samory Tour Fraser), hailing from Kencot in Kingston, joined forces...


The Congos - Heart Of The Congos: 40th Anniversary Edition (17 North Parade/VP Records)

'Two Sevens Clash' isn't the only roots classic celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the same goes for Lee...


Culture - Two Sevens Clash: 40th Anniversary Edition (17 North Parade/VP Records)

On July 7th of 2017, 'Two Sevens Clash', Culture's masterpiece, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as: "One of the...


Mykal Rose - Strategy Of Rome (IceDrop Records)

After 'Rasta State', his experiment with the digital riddims of King Jammy, Mykal/Michael Rose joined forces with...


Elza - End Of The World Remixes (Mais Um Discos)

A year after the release of Elza Soares' widely acclaimed 'The Woman At The End Of The World' album, Mais Um Discos...


Various Artists - King Tubbys presents Sound Clash Dub Plate Style 1 & 2 (Dub Store Records)

With 'King Tubbys presents Sound Clash Dub Plate Style 1 & 2', Dub Store Records presents a reissue of an iconic...


Carmen Souza - Creology (Galileo Music Communication)

The definition of creology is actually "the study of Creole Languages", but on 'Creology' Cape Verdean...


Burnt - Majestic Walrus (Self-published)

For the financing of this eighth long player, Californian band Burnt mounted a successful Kickstarter campaign...


Rico Rodriguez - Unreleased Early Recordings: Shuffle & Boogie 1960 (Dub Store Records)

If you're a fan of obscure releases, you should definitely check out 'Unreleased Early Recordings: Shuffle &...