Album Reviews

Amparo Sanchez - Espiritu Del Sol (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

With 'Espiritu Del Sol' Amparo Sanchez continues on the path she already embarked on with 'Tucson/Habana' and...


Mehmet Polat Trio - Next Spring (Homerecords.be)

For 'Next Spring' Turkish oud player Mehmet Polat joined forces with ney player Sinan Arat and Malian kora master...


Yaniss Odua - Moment Idéal Tour (Caan Dun Music)

Immediately after the release of his 'Moment Idéal' album in 2013, joined by Artikal Band, Yaniss Odua...


Luciano - Zion Awake (JamStyle Records/VPal)

For 'Zion Awake' Luciano rekindled his relationship with Homer Harris, the man who gave him his stage name and more...


BélO - Natif Natal (BélO Music/Self-published)

For BélO, a Haitian singer-songwriter, 'Natif Natal' is already his fourth long player. For his music, a mix...


Midnite - Ride Tru (I Grade Records)

Yours truly was highly impressed by 'Beauty For Ashes', the collaborative effort between Midnite and I Grade Records...


Rubera Roots - Militancia Rastafari (ZiggyBlacks Productions)

We don't often get served a portion of Portuguese roots reggae and so we were a little curious about this long player...


Stevie Face - My Time (Bootcamp Records/VPal)

Even though yours truly is a great amateur of the lovers rock genre, we weren't as yet familiar with the work of...


Tanya Stephens - Guilty (Sanctum Entertainment/VPal)

With 'Guilty' Tanya Stephens seems to have found her mojo again. After brilliant albums like 'Gangsta Blues' (2005)...


Various Artists - Don One: The Sound Of Brooklyn (Don One Records/VPal)

Something that keeps fascinating yours truly in the reggae genre is the fact that one can still discover new things...


Sly & Robbie - Dubrising (Tabou1)

Tabou1 producer Guillaume Bougard states to be thrilled with 'Dubrising', the new dub masterpiece by riddim tandem...


Junior Culture - Heights Of Great Man (Goldcup Records)

During a European tour in 2010 and 2011 Jamaican singjay Junior Culture (born Jermaine Vassel in Jones Town,...


Lolomis - Balkan Pulse (Playa Sound)

Lolomis is a quartet from the French city of Strasbourg giving its own twist to traditional music ranging from...


Teta - Blue Tsapiky (Buda Records/Socadisc)

Claude Teta is a singer-songwriter from Ampanihy, a small town on the road between Toliara and Fort Dauphin in the...


Joyce Moreno - Raiz (Far Out Recordings)

Joyce Moreno is a Brazilian singer-songwriter firmly rooted in the jazz genre described by Antonio Carlos Jobim as:...


Tiwony - Roots Rebel (7 Seals Records)

With a track list counting no less than 17 songs, like on his 2011 album 'Cité Soleil', Tiwony didn't seem too...


Dede Kay - Dede Kay EP (Self-published)

Nigerian singer Dede Kay has been part of the Belgian reggae scene and now finally also presents this self-titled EP....


Cali P - Healing Of The Nation EP (Hemp Higher Productions)

After the release of his debut album 'Lyrical Fyah' in 2008 we lost sight of Swiss- Guadeloupean singjay Cali P. His...


Karyna Gomes - Mindjer (Get! Records)

Karyna Gomes is a young singer from Guinea-Bissau who took her first steps in music as a member of the Brazilian...


Tapper Zukie - Tapper Roots (Kingston Sounds)

As their last release for 2014, the Kingston Sounds label opted for a reissue of 'Tapper Roots', the second and last...


Lady Lex - Is This Love (Peckings Records)

Lady Lex's is a great story (born Karen Moon and a niece of The Who drummer Keith Moon): in 2004, she entered the...


Various Artists - Special Blend: Ladies First EP (Self-published)

'Ladies First' is the first release in the Special Blend series conceived by French producer duo Bost & Bim. As...


Nakany Kante - Saramaya (Slow Walk Music)

Slow Walk Music, the Spanish label that introduced us to Alma Afrobeat Ensemble just recently, now also releases...


Nesbeth - Victory EP (Entertainment Soul Records)

Nesbeth is one of those Jamaican artists who've been trying to force an international breakthrough for years, but for...


Kalio Gayo - Drango 13 (Self-published)

Yours truly got to know Kalio Gayo with the release of their 2011 'Parti Y Prije' album. With the death of banjo...


Che Sudaka - Hoy (Cavernicola Records)

With their sixth album the members of Che Sudaka firmly put the emphasis back on their Colombian roots. Yes, the...


Jahcoustix - Acoustic Frequency (Irievibrations Records/Grooveattack/VPal)

In 2013 Jahcoustix released 'Frequency', an excellent album the German reggae recorded in collaboration with Austrian...


Tydal - Mission Incomplete (Master One Entertainment/VPal)

'Mission Incomplete' is the long player debut of singjay Tydal, born Navardo Graham in Saint Mary, Jamaica. With a...


DJ Dolores - Banda Sonora, Musica Para Filmes (Far Out Recordings)

Helder Aragao aka DJ Dolores was one of the creators of the Brazilian mangue bit movement and today is one of the...


Tmar - Pursuit Of Happiness (MacLes Music Factory Productions)

After the great Puff Puff riddim and Timmi Burrell's debut effort, MacLes Music Factory Productions is now also...


Flo - D'Amore E Di Altre Cose Irreversibili (Warner Chappell Music Italiana/Agualoca Records/V2)

Flo (born Floriana Cangiano), is a singer-songwriter from Naples and with 'D'Amore E Di Altre Cose Irreversibili'...


OqueStrada - AtlanticBeat Mad'in Portugal (JARO Medien)

OqueStrada (the name is a contraction of the Portuguese "orquestra", orchestra, and "estrada" or street) represents a...


Kevin Isaacs - If You Leave EP (Self-published)

Kevin Isaacs is the son of the late reggae crooner Gregory Isaacs. Kevin followed in the footsteps of his father and...


Malaka Youth - Te Doy Mi Fuego (Self-published)

The expression "strike while the iron is hot" in mind, just a few months after the release of their debut EP 'Olas De...


Melike - Inn Of Love (Homerecords.be)

'Inn Of Love' sprouted from the meeting of Melike Tarhan, a Belgian singer of Turkish origin and jazz saxophonist...


Razia - Akory (Cumbancha)

With 'Akory' ("Now what?"), Razia presents a logical sequel to 2010's 'Zebu Nation'. That being said, the fact the...


Shockproof - Petaca EP (Self-published)

In January and February of this year, Mechelen based rapper Shockproof (born Wietse Van Daele) travelled to Colombia...


Various Artists - Sound System: Dub Plate Specials 1975-1979 (Jamaican Recordings)

Writing a review about a compilation like 'Sound System: Dub Plate Specials 1975-1979' without disposing of any...


Various Artists - Solid Foundation (Irievibrations Records)

Austrian label Irievibrations Records is celebrating its ten year anniversary with the compilation 'Solid...


Duane Stephenson - Dangerously Roots, Journey From August Town (VP Records)

Like Etana, Duane Stephenson also joined forces with Clive Hunt for the production of 'Dangerously Roots, Journey...


Etana - I Rise (VP Records)

Gone are the bright vibrant colors from her previous album covers, and instead we get to see a soberly dressed Etana...


Aziz Sahmaoui & University Of Gnawa - Mazal (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

The flourishing raï scene of the end of the nineteen nineties seems to have completely disappeared, but amateurs...


Namvula - Shiwezwa (Self-published)

Namvula Muntemba-Rennie is a young singer-songwriter who, with her debut album 'Shiwezwa', has already caused a bit...


Shanty - Leave Me Out EP (Self-published)

Shanty, a seven piece band from the British capital, presents its debut effort 'Leave Me Out, an EP consisting of...


Heartwash - Tesitoo/Ready To Work (Self-published)

With 'Tesitoo/Ready To Work' Antwerp based band Heartwash offers up a delicious slice of afro-reggae. This time front...


Marockin' Brass-Tout Droit (Music & Words/A-Shams/Met-X)

For 'Tout Droit', Marockin' Brass, the gnawa-jazz project around saxophonist Luc Mishalle, joined forces with British...


Hernán Reinaudo Trio - Kuko (Self-published)

Guitarist Hernán Reinaudo belongs to the top of contemporary Argentinian tango musicians. In the past he was a...


Papa Touwtjie - Gangster En Andere Poku's (Top-Notch Music/Universal)

In their Sranan Gowtu ("Surinamese gold") series, the Dutch Top-Notch label is now also releasing 'Gangster En Andere...


Addys Mercedes - Locomotora A Cuba (Medialuna)

Addys Mercedes was born in Moa, an industrial town in the east of Cuba, but after a lot of traveling (Gelsenkirchen,...


O.B.F. - Wild (Dubquake Records)

Original Bass Foundation, in dub circles better known as O.B.F. Sound System, is a French sound from the vicinity of...


Various Artists - Full Up: Bunny 'Striker' Lee's Early Reggae Productions 1968-72 (Pressure Sounds)

Now a label like Jamaican Recordings/Kingston Sounds has dedicated itself to rereleasing Bunny Lee's entire back...


Tony Allen - Film Of Life (Jazz Village/Harmonia Mundi)

Even though Tony Allen will probably be identified with afrobeat for the rest of his career, he already proved his...


Amariszi - Nine Balkans Nights (Music & Words/I-C-U-B4-T)

Like Klavan Gadje, Amariszi is also a Dutch band putting its own largely Dutch-speaking spin (besides in the Dutch,...


Bongo Botrako - Punk Parranda: Live 2014 + La Sra. Tomasa - Corazon, Bombo Y Son (Kasba Music)

The fact a concert by mestizo-sensation Bongo Botrako has little in common with their studio recordings, the...


Saimn-I-More To The Universe Than Meets The Mind (Deaf People Audio)

The fact multi-instrumentalist/DJ/MC/producer Saimn-I returns here with the successor to 'More To The Picture Than...


Bipolarbass - Music For Loud Ears (Taruja Recordings)

All the way from faraway New Zealand we received 'Music For Loud Ears' by Bipolarbass, the alter ego of Tom Cadillac...


Tour De Force - Battle Cry + Battle Cry Remixed (Dub Stuy Records)

Contrary to what their band name suggests, Tour De Force isn't a French band, but the alter ego of Jay Spaker aka....


Various Artists - More Jammy's From The Roots (Greensleeves/VP Records)

In 2010 the Greensleeves/VP Records label released a compilation titled 'Jammy's From The Roots 1977-1985', focusing...


Don Carlos - Wipe The Wicked Clean (Kingston Sounds)

Containing songs like 'Johnny Big Mouth', 'Lazer Beam' or 'Ababa John I' you could consider 'Wipe The Wicked Clean' a...


Mystic Revealers - Crucial Cuts (VP Records)

Even though the earliest incarnation of Mystic Revealers dates back to the 1970s, they only really had their...


Amsterdam Klezmer Band - Blitzmash (Vetnasj Records) + Barcelona Gipsy Klezmer Orchestra - Imbarca (Satélite K)

The first thing one notices about 'Blitzmash', Amsterdam Klezmer Band's eleventh album to date, is the huge number of...


Nilza Costa - Revolution, Rivoluzione, Revolução (Fonofabrique/Studiosoundlab)

Nilza Costa is a Brazilian from Ondina near Salvador, Bahia, who'se been living in the Italian city of Bologna since...


Chancha Via Circuito - Amansara (Crammed Discs)

Chancha Via Circuito is the alter ego of Argentine producer Pedro Canale who, in his music, fuses electro with...


Don Goliath - Steppers To The World Vol. 1 & 2 (Steppers Division Recordings/Self-published)

Fans of the productions by Don Goliath are probably jumping for joy, because the last couple of weeks the Cologne...


Various Artists - Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions 1 (Glitterbeat Records)

For 'Glitterbeat: Dubs & Versions 1' the Glitterbeat Records label invited a series of producers to give a number...


I&I Livity - Evolution (Khanti Records/Socadisc)

'Evolution' is the long player debut of I&I Livity, a band from Dax, a small town in Landes, a region in the...


Martin Zobel & Soulrise - Keep Planting Seeds (Irievibrations Records/Grooveattack)

We already announced this new album by Martin Zobel & Soulrise a few months ago, when the band wanted to put the...


Various Artists - United As One (Dubkey/Dub-O-Phonic)

For the more than aptly titled 'United As One', Dubkey joined forces with Dub-O-Phonic, a sister netlabel from...


eSKAlation - Zukunftsmusik (Self-published)

The sound of eSKAlation, a nine-piece ska-punk band from Nuremberg in Germany, catapulted yours truly straight back...


Marinah - El Baile De Las Horas (World Village/Harmonia Mundi/Montuno Productions)

For her solo debut Marinah (ex-Ojos de Brujo front woman Marina 'La Canillas' Abad) opted for an easily digestible...


Shades Of Black - Break Free (Sound Business)

Amateurs of roots reggae attending a dub party now and again will probably already be familiar with Paul Fox, but for...


Willi Williams - Unification: From Channel One To King Tubby's With Willi Williams & Yabby You (Shanachie)

The treasure troves of reggae music seem almost inexhaustible and 'Unification: From Channel One To King Tubby's With...


Dave & Ansell Collins - Double Up!! (Kingston Sounds)

In 1971 Jamaican duo Dave & Ansell Collins achieved immortality with 'Double Barrel', a song which in May of that...


Groundation - A Miracle (Soulbeats Records)

The red thread running through this new and relatively short (9 tracks) Groundation album is Bob Marley. The...


Jean McLean - Everlasting (Sugar Shack Records)

After the split of Sceptre in 1987, Jean 'Jeanus' McLean aka Reggaebaby still remained active in the music business:...


The Touré-Raichel Collective - The Paris Session (Cumbancha)

Fortunately it doesn't occur often, but in the case of The Touré-Raichel Collective yours truly is definitely...


Sceptre - Essence Of Redemption Ina Dif'rent Styley (Reggae Archive Records)

With Sceptre's 'Essence Of Redemption Ina Dif'rent Styley' by Sceptre, Reggae Archive Records saves another UK reggae...


Various Artists - Next Stop... Soweto presents Spirit Of Malombo (Strut Records)

Subject of this double compilation album from the compilers of the 'Next Stop... Soweto' series is South African...


Sara Lugo - Hit Me With Music (Oneness Records/Grooveattack)

Sara Lugo's debut album ('What About Love', Oneness Records/Grooveattack 2011), unfortunately didn't reach us, but we...


Lieve Hugo - Blaka Rosoe En Andere Poku's + Trafassi - Wasmasjien En Andere Poku's (Top-Notch Music/Universal)

Lieve Hugo (born Julius Theodorus Uiterloo), also known as the king of kaseko, Surinamese dance music derived from...


Faya Dub - On The Road (Self-published/Musicast Distribution)

With 'On The Road', Faya Dub, the band which in 1998 evolved from the meeting of saxophonist/flutist Eric 'Rico'...


Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Steady (Easy Star Records)

Another American reggae band yours truly hadn't heard of. This five-some hails from Rochester, New York, and for...


Backbeat Soundsystem - Together Not Apart (Easy Star Records)

The fact 'Together Not Apart', Backbeat Soundsystem's debut album is distributed by the American Easy Star Records...


Ricardo Lemvo & Macina Loca - La Rumba SoYo (Cumbancha)

'La Rumba SoYo' is without a doubt Ricardo Lemvo's most Angolan album to date. Lemvo, himself born in M'banza-Congo,...


Kid Dynamite - Kulembanban En Andere Poku's + Max Woiski Sr. - B.B. Met R. En Andere Poku's + Max Woiski Jr. - Rijst Met Kouseband En Andere Poku's (Top-Notch Music/Universal)

In our review of the Max Nijman compilation album 'Adjossi En Andere Poku's' and the various artists compilation...


DubXanne - Police In Dub, Re-synchronized by Rob Smith aka RSD (Echo Beach)

In the wake of Easy Star All-Stars releases like 'Dub Side Of The Moon' or 'Radiodread', in 2008 DubXanne, a...


Aurelio - Landini (Real World Records)

With 'Laru Beya', bringing him to Senegal where he collaborated with Youssou N'Dour and members of Orchestra Baobab,...


Pucho Diaz - Coincidencia EP (Self-published)

Pucho Diaz is a Cuban troubadour who after a stint in Barcelona ended up in Brussels. For his debut-EP 'Coincidencia'...


Max Nijman - Adjossi En Andere Poku's + Various Artists - Sranan Gowtu (Top-Notch Music/Universal)

'Adjossi En Andere Poku's', a compilation of the greatest hits (or "poku's" in Sranantongo) by Max Nijman, Suriname's...


Black Roots - Ghetto Feel (Soulbeats Records)

With the release of their 2012 album 'On The Ground' Bristolian reggae veterans Black Roots proved that even after...


Rico & A.R.T. - Irie (Top-Notch Music/Universal)

In hip-hop circles Aruban-Dutch rapper Rico aka Phreako Rico (born Ricardo McDougal) probably doesn't need an...


Tatanka - Tatanka (Roots Musician Records)

The recent flow of reggae releases from the United States seems to be never ending. This self-titled debut album by...


Naraina - Ara Toca Volar (Kasba Music)

'Ara Toca Volar' (roughly translated "time to fly") is already Naraina's third album to date. The band from Tarrega,...


The Afrorockerz - The Afrorockerz (Buda Records)

The Afrorockerz is a project around Julien Raulet, a French guitarist who already earned his spurs as a founding...


Ethiocolor - Ethiocolor (Selam Sounds)

Ethiocolor was one of the bands creating a buzz at the last edition of WOMEX and Swedish label Selam Sounds is now...


Various Artists - Peru Bravo: Funk, Soul & Psych From Peru's Radical Decade (Tiger's Milk Records/Strut Records)

It's rare for a successor to sound better than the original, but in the case of 'Peru Bravo' (successor to the 2013...


DJ Tudo E Sua Gente De Todo Lugar - Pancada Motor (Far Out Recordings)

DJ Tudo is the alter ego of Brazilian musician, record producer and musicologist Alfred Bello. 'Pancada Motor', the...


Dillinger - Reparation Now (Scandal Bag/VPal)

The first thing we noticed when listening to this new album by Lester Bullock aka Dillinger was the fact the track...


Ras Tweed - Mek A Raise (Salomon Heritage Records)

'Mek A Raise' is a collaborative effort by Brummie Ras Tweed, born Kevin Tweed, a founding member of Overproof Sound...


Chris Berry - King Of Me (Kanaga System Krush)

The biography of Californian Chris Berry reads almost like an adventure novel. Berry grew up in Sebastopol, a small...


Fofoulah - Fofoulah (Glitterbeat Records)

Glitterbeat Records continues to surprise us with original projects and Fofoulah ("it is there" in Wolof), a London...


Ras Muhamad - Salam (Oneness Records)

Ras Muhamad (born Muhamad Egar) is Indonesia's self-proclaimed reggae ambassador. Although this Moritz 'Morry' von...


Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal - The Kings Book (Oneness Records)

Suga Roy & Conrad Crystal's fourth long player was recorded in collaboration with German Oneness Records, the...


Ras Pilot - Keep The Faith (Heat Of The Tropics Music/Self-published)

Ras Pilot was born in Trinidad as Everard Sealy and initially earned a living running his own clothing store Brands...


Burnt - Headlamp (Self-published)

The American reggae scene is still in full expansion, making it ever harder to keep up with new bands sprouting up...


Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft - Hornsman Coyote & Soulcraft (Ammonite Records)

Nemanja Kojić, better known by his stage name Hornsman Coyote, is a Serbian trombonist and vocalist. In 1994 he...


Zion Train - Money EP (Universal Egg)

In anticipation of a forthcoming album, scheduled for release later this year, Neil Perch offers Zion Train this four...


Simo Lagnawi - The Gnawa Berber (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

'The Gnawa Berber' is the sophomore album by Simo Lagnawi, a Moroccan Berber based in London. Lagnawi plays the...


Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Nu School Of Dub, Arranged by Dubblestandart & Robo Bass Hifi (Echo Beach)

Once every so often, the Echo Beach label has one of their releases remixed (see also DubXanne's 'Police In Dub') and...


Various Artists - Gussie presenting The Right Tracks (17 North Parade/VP Records)

'Gussie presenting The Right Tracks' is a deluxe reissue of the eponymous compilation album Augustus 'Gussie' Clarke...


Rapha Pico - Roots EP (Self-published)

Raphael Pocorni is the son of Martinican singer and musician Djeynah Delbety, but among Benelux reggae aficionados...


Animo - Morning Light EP (Roots Musician Records)

'Morning Light' is the recording debut of Animo, an American rock band from Santa Cruz, California. The EP counts...


Cumbia All Stars - Tigres En Fuga (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

Both Colombia and Peru have a rich cumbia-tradition, but where in Colombia, horns and accordion are most predominant,...


Soldiers Of Jah Army - Amid The Noise And Haste (ATO Records)

Judging from the guest list of 'Amid The Noise And Haste' (Collie Buddz, J Boog, Michael Franti and, above all,...


Clear Conscience - Captain EP (Roots Musician Records)

Clear Conscience is an American band from San Francisco mixing reggae with influences from rock and hip-hop. The band...


Leilani Wolfgramm - Rebel (Roots Musician Records)

After releasing Hirie's self-titled debut album, Roots Musician Records label is now also presenting 'Rebel', the...


Gonzo - Red (Roots Musician Records)

Ryan Gonzales aka Gonzo might be best known as the guitarist for American reggae band Tribal Seeds, but with 'Red'...


Don Goliath - Calling On Jah (Dubkey)

Lars Brachmann aka Don Goliath is a resident of Cologne who's already been involved with reggae since the age of...


Martin Zobel & Soulrise - Inspiration EP (Irievibration Records)

In anticipation of his next album, 'Keep Planting Seeds', and to highlight the crowdfunding campaign started to...


Talisman - I-Surrection Oldwah Deconstruction (Sugar Shack Records)

Just as for Black Roots' 'On The Ground' album, the Sugar Shack Records label also signed off on a dub version of...


Rashani - What They Want From Me (Z Records/Self-published)

We'd preferred to be able to offer you a lot of information on Rashani, but more than the fact this do-it-yourselfer...


William White - Open Country & Open Country Live (Galileo Music/Self-published)

William White is a Barbadian who's been living and working in Switzerland for several years now, where he's managed...


Edwin Sanz - San Agustin (Alex Wilson Records)

Percussionist Edwin Sanz was born in the Venezuelan capital Caracas and started his career as a dancer with the...


Various Artists - Reggae Loves Africa (VP Records)

The African continent and reggae have been intertwined in an almost symbiotic relationship that has been going on...


Orlando Julius with The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro (Strut Records)

With the reissue of his legendary 1966 'Super Afro Soul' album Strut Records already revived Orlando Julius' career...


Meridian Brothers - Salvadora Robot (Soundway Records)

For their trippy 2012 release 'Desesperanza', Meridian Brothers, the project around Eblis Alvarez, mostly opted for...


Zacheous Jackson - The Truth Shall Be Told (Red Ground Jamaica Music/Rumble Rock Recordz)

'The Truth Shall Be Told' is the debut album of Zacheous Jackson, a Londoner with Jamaican roots. Like many...


High Times - Fins Que Sorti El Sol + Van De Ramah - Nuestra Arma (Kasba Music)

No mestizo on these two Kasba Music releases for a change, but Catalan ska and reggae from Murcia. High Times is a...


Sally Nyolo - Tiger Run (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

After 'Studio Cameroon' from 2006, 'Tiger Run' is Sally Nyolo's second album for the Riverboat Records label. The...


Chris Toppa - Connected (Boomrush Productions)

Christian Hankammer aka Chris Toppa is the latest reggae revelation from Germany. The young singjay from...


418 Band - Midnight Caller (Self-published)

With musicians from Antigua, Dominica and Jamaica in its ranks, American 418 Band is an almost perfect embodiment of...


Sasha Dias - Break Free (Fox Fuse)

Jamaican-American Sasha Dias is the granddaughter of Winston Dias, who rose to fame as a member of The Movers,...


Martei Korley - Kingston Confidential (Kassamara/Self-published)

To many the life of Danish-Ghanaian Martei Korley will sound like a dream. As photographer and creative director of...


Da Fuchaman - Rasta Will Be There EP (Reggae Livication Records)

Da Fuchaman is the alter ego of Zemroy Thomas, a Jamaican singjay from Saint Ann singjay currently based in Bristol...


Three Little Birds - Three Little Birds EP (Dubkey) + Various Artists - Dub Vibrations 1 & 2 (Reggaedub.be)

Even though 'Dub Vibrations 1 & 2' and the 'Three Little Birds' EP aren't really related, both releases show...


Flavia Coelho - Mundo Meu (Discograph)

Yours truly has never cared much for football and in that light the World Cup circus in Brazil doesn't excite us at...


Black Slate - World Citizen (Unit 8 Records)

Even though we've seen little sign of it in Belgium (caused by organizers unwilling to leave their comfort zone), in...


Dub Colossus - Addis To Omega (Echomaster/Independent Records Ltd)

After the break with Real World Records (this new album appears on Dubulah's own Echomaster label and is distributed...


Yabby You - Deeper Roots Part 2 (Pressure Sounds)

For the track list of the sequel to their 2012 compilation 'Deeper Roots: Dub Plates And Rareties 1976-1978',...


Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Life No Get Dublicate (Slow Walk Music)

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble is the brainchild of Aaron Feder a guitarist from Chicago. The band was founded back in 2003...


Prodi - Voice Of The People EP (Radikal Yawd Music/Self-published)

Those who, upon hearing the name Prodi, like yours truly, automatically thought of the Italian politician Romano...


Octopizzo - Chocolate City (Out Here Records)

German label Out Here Records this time ventured into Kenya where they bumped into rapper Octopizzo (not the label's...


Alborosie - Specialist presents Alborosie & Friends (VP Records)

The fact 'Specialist presents Alborosie & Friends' isn't really a new Alborosie album (this compilation was...


Maxi Priest - Easy To Love (VP Records)

'Easy To Love' signals the return of British-Jamaican lovers rock veteran Maxi Priest. After a hiatus of nearly a...


Sergio Mendes - Magic (Okeh/Sony Music)

The FIFA World Cup circus is now running at full speed, so we might as well linger in Brazil a bit longer to. Sergio...


Jalilah's Raks Sharki - Stage Cuts (Piranha)

In recent years, six volumes of raqs sharqi, in the West simply known as belly dance music, appeared on the Piranha...


Rebelution - Count Me In (Easy Star Records)

Those who didn't quite enjoy the un-reggae-like and poppy voice of Eric Rachmany on the previous albums by...


Bad Baadia - Mama (Self-published)

The fact North African genres like chaabi and raï are rhythmical cousins of reggae was already proven by Hakim...


Raging Fyah - Judgement Day + Destiny (Soulbeats Records/Harmonia Mundi)

When talking about new bands coming out of Jamaica - think Pentateuch, Rootz Underground or Dubtonic Kru - we...


Tiken Jah Fakoly - Dernier Appel (Barclay/Universal)

After a hiatus of just over a year, time he spent at his family's farm in Ivory Coast, Tiken Jah Fakoly returns with...


Jahmali - We I Open (Reggaeland Records)

At the turn of the century Jahmali was still hailed as one of the big promises in the new roots scene. With 'El...


Skarra Mucci - Greater Than Great (Undisputed Records)

Skarra Mucci (born Calvin Davis) is one of those Jamaican musicians who haven't been able to distinguish themselves...


Ziggi Recado - Therapeutic (Zion High Productions)

For his fourth album and the first long player since the break with producer Berteaut 'Mr. Rude' Fleming's Rock 'N...


Mellow Mood - Twinz (La Tempesta Dischi)

As the title of this album suggests, apart from a soft drink brand run by the Marley family, Mellow Mood is also the...


Citizen Sound - Myrtle Forest Sessions (Self-published)

Citizen Sound is the alter ego of Canadian producer Aram Scaram. For 'Myrtle Forest Sessions', his second long...


Palenke Soultribe - Mar (Self-published)

For Palenke Soultribe producer/bassist Juan Diego Borda (also known as Insectosound) and producer/keyboardist Andres...


Ashanti Roy, Pablo Moses & Winston Jarrett - Natty Will Fly Again (Soulbeats Records)

For 'Natty Will Fly Again' Harrison Stafford once again traveled to Jamaica; this time not to take place behind the...


Ras Mc Bean - Inlightment (Union World Music/Irievibrations Records/Grooveattack)

For 'Inlightment' Guyanese boboshanti Ras Mc Bean (sometimes also spelled Mac Bean) joined hands with Union World...


Aedo Time - Aedo Time EP (Self-published)

Aedo Time is a six-piece band from Lille in the north of France, making their recording debut with this self-titled...


Lëk Sèn - Jaam Dong (Jahsen Creation)

'Jaam Dong' ("only peace", but of course also a reference to "Jamdown" or Jamaica) is Senegalese rapper/singjay...


Various Artists - Rolê: New Sounds Of Brazil (Mais Um Discos)

For those among you unable to keep up with the unrelenting stream of Mais Um Discos releases, the label now presents...


Dona Onete - Feitiço Caboclo (Mais Um Discos)

Dona Onete's 'Feitiço Caboclo' ("the spell of the Caboclo", "caboclo" being a Brazilian term used to describe...


Anthony Cruz - Inna Di Dance (Shan Shan Music)

Yours truly has a hard time understanding why Anthony Cruz, an artist we rate among the top of the Jamaican music...


Söndörgő - Tamburocket: Hungarian Fireworks (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

Söndörgő is the story of a Hungarian family orchestra consisting of the three brothers Áron,...


Sonido Gallo Negro - Sendero Mistico (Glitterbeat Records)

Upon hearing the repertoire of Sonido Gallo Negro ("the sound of the black rooster"), an instrumental mix of cumbia...


Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki (World Circuit)

For this album, with the straightforward title 'Toumani & Sidiki', kora grandmaster Toumani Diabate joined forces...


Charel & Sanguebom - No Rolé Mundão (Do Not Cross/Musicast Distribution)

Still remember Parisian do-it-yourselfer Sanguebom? After having surprised us with 'BlackStarLine' in 2012, he now...


Long Joha' meets RockRadioHermes - Demi-Lune EP (RockRadioHermes)

The 'Demi-Lune' EP is the first fruit of a collaboration between Long Joha' Pellaz, a Swiss singer who already earned...


Muyei Power - Sierra Leone In 1970s USA (Soundway Records)

Muyei Power ("the power of our nation") or Orchestre Muyei, a popular band from 1970s Sierra Leone, was the...


Noura Mint Seymali - Tzenni (Glitterbeat Records)

Aziza Brahim's 'Soutak', the previous release on the Glitterbeat Records label, already took us to the Sahrawi Arab...


Kasai Allstars - Beware The Fetish (Crammed Discs)

Six years after the release of their debut album 'In The 7th Moon, The Chief Turned Into A Swimming Fish And Ate The...


Various Artists - Brasslands: A Motion Picture Soundtrack (Evergreene Music)

In 2006 Dušan Milić already presented 'Guča' (aka 'Gucha - Distant Trumpet') a romantic comedy with Marko...


Various Artists - The Sound Of Siam Volume 2: Molam & Luk Thung From North-East Thailand 1970 - 1982 (Soundway Records)

For those who couldn't get enough of the Thai molam and luk thung on 'The Sound Of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz...


DJ Vadim - Dubcatcher (Barely Breaking Even)

Reggae superhero Major Lazer gets the company of a colleague at in the form of Dubcatcher, a creation of DJ Vadim...


Junior Cony & Shanti D - The End (Hammerbass)

Jean-Michel Rossignol aka Junior Cony and Shanti D, first joined forces back in 1999, then still as a trio with...


Dubheart - Mental Slavery + Dubheart meets Fullness - Mental Slavery Dub (Karnatone Records)

Even though Dubheart hail from Bournemouth in the south of England, oddly enough they sound as if they were a French...


Randy Valentine - Break The Chain EP (J. O. A. T/Hemp Higher Productions)

In 2012 Randy Valentine (born in Clarendon, Jamaica, but these days based in London) enthused the reggae community...


Hezron - The Live I Live(d) (Tad's Record)

When listening to this double, twenty-six track debut effort by Hezron, we were taken by the question: "How is it...


Nicodrum & Friends - Back To Fundehchan (Tam Tam Production/Socadisc)

Nicodrum (born Nicolas Belouet), is a French percussionist from the vicinity of Paris, who, in recent years, focused...


Colah Colah - One Love Unity Network Volume 1 (Elevation Records/Basco Record Production)

As this is already the third long player of his hand ending up on our desk in less than a year, Colah Colah can most...


Bixiga 70 - Ocupai (Mais Um Discos)

The releases on the Mais Um Discos label keep on coming and this time it's the turn of Bixiga 70, a ten piece band...


Dr. Joe Ferry - Connected: Mob Stories & Reggae Riddims (Joe Ferry LLC/Self-published)

New Yorker Dr. Joe Ferry is an author and musician, in the past already making a name for himself playing bass for,...


Hollie Cook - Twice (Mr Bongo)

After listening to only three songs, yours truly was already convinced this second long player by Hollie Cook would...


Sound Dynamik - Reste A L'Ecoute (Sound Dynamik/Musicast Distribution)

Although Sound Dynamik, a trio from the French city of Le Mans, evolved from the One Vibe collective formed in 1999,...


Subajah - Voice Of Freedom EP (Self-published)

With this 'Voice Of Freedom' EP Subajah ("suba" is Creole for against-the-grain or rebellious), an Martinican artist...


Rasga Rasga - Anhelo EP (Self-published)

Rasga Rasga is a colorful band from the German town of Nürtingen, a location which apparently did not...


Alpheus - Good Prevails (Liquidator Music)

'Good Prevails', the new album by Alpheus, is really nothing more than the logical sequel to 'From Creation', the...


Malawi Mouse Boys - Dirt Is Good (Independent Records Ltd)

Do you remember Malawi Mouse Boys, the Malawian band named after the mouse on a stick snack popular in that country?...


Chupacabras - Palante (Self-published)

Cologne based band Chupacabras was formed after a chance encounter between rappers Richard Guerra Medina (Peru) and...


Mamani Keïta - Kanou (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

Since for her previous albums Mamani Keïta always collaborated with musicians like Nicolas Repac ('Yelema',...


Rodrigo Amarante - Cavalo + Metá Metá - MetaL MetaL (Mais Um Discos)

In February of this year we reviewed Orquestra Imperial's new album and now Rodrigo Amarante presents his solo debut...


Perfect Giddimani - Better Off Dread (Jah Youth Productions)

With 'Better Off Dread' the energetic singjay Perfect Giddimani is turning out his ninth long player! For the album,...


Ginjah - Urge To Love (Funky Dividends)

Ginjah's 'Urge To Love' is one of those albums where the title already gives away its content somewhat, so the fact...


Natanja - Reggae Provider EP (Juh Sound/Self-published)

Natanja is a Guadeloupean singjay based in the small city of Evreux in northern France. His new 'Reggae Provider' EP...


Volga - Kumushki Pjut (Asphalt Tango Records)

The Volga River is the lifeblood of Russia and, just as that river unites hundreds of smaller streams, for this...


Timmi Burrell - A Small Town Boy Story (New Sound Records/MacLes Music Factory Productions)

Let's get straight to the point: this debut album by Timmi Burrell, a young artist born in Spanish Town, but now...


Debademba - Souleymane (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

Debademba, a collaboration between Burkinabe guitarist Abdoulaye Traoré guitarist and the Ivorian singer...


Black Flower - Abyssinia Afterlife (Zephyrus Records)

For this album debut by Black Flower, the Ethio-jazz project of and around saxophonist Nathan Daems, we were already...


Various Artists - High Grade Ganja Anthems 4 (Greensleeves)

Now Jamaica is debating whether or not to legalize marijuana, the annual High Grade Ganja Anthems release on the...


Pressure - The Sound (I Grade Records)

We already announced 'The Sound', the fifth album for Virgin Islander Pressure (or Pressure Buss Pipe as he now...


Sizzla - Radical (VP Records)

This "new" Sizzla album is not quite what it seems as in fact this is a compilation of never released tracks Sizzla...


Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars - Libation (Cumbancha)

With 'Libation' Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars want to put their 10th anniversary in the spotlight, but also want...


Anansy Cissé - Mali Overdrive (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

Singer/guitarist Anansy Cissé was one of the many musicians from the North of Mali who, during the occupation...


Rod Anton & The Ligerians - Wevolution (Wall On Stage/Plus Loin Music)

The Hummingbird adorning the cover of the second album by Rod Anton & The Ligerians has everything to do with...


Clinton Fearon - Goodness (Chapter Two Records/Wagram)

With 'Goodness' Clinton Fearon delivers one of his best albums in years. Gone are the covers of old Gladiators hits...


Malaka Youth - Olas De Cambio EP (Self-published)

As their band name already indicates somewhat, Malaka Youth are a group of young musicians from the Spanish city of...


Bajka - Zaïedno (L'Autre Distribution)

Bajka are a gang of gadje (Romani term for someone who is not of Roma or Sinti descent) from Mayenne - a department...


Mikey Spice - I Am I Said (Joe Fraser Records/VPal)

This new album by lovers rock crooner par excellence Mikey Spice immediately reminded yours truly of Ed Robinson's...


Various Artists - Far Out presents Brazilian Bass: Inner City Tropical Sound blast (Far Out Recordings)

The kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil is rapidly approaching so high time we start pointing you towards the...


Shakya - NaturalMente (Self-published) + Train To Roots - Growing (INRI) + Quartiere Coffee - Italian Reggae Familia (Pirames International)

When the Rototom Sunsplash festival exchanged Italy for Spain back in 2010, the Italian reggae scene went through a...


Earl Sixteen - Natty Farming (A-Lone Productions)

'Natty Farming', a collaboration between veteran vocalist Earl Sixteen and Spanish all-rounder Roberto Sanchez, can...


Likle Mystic - Jamaica Island In The Sun EP (ZiggyBlacks Productions)

Sexagenarian Leroy Anthony Hamilton aka Likle Mystic is one of those Jamaican artists who, despite frantic attempts,...


Chronixx - The Dread And Terrible Project EP (Chronixx Music/Self-published)

Chronixx' debut EP has to be just about the most anticipated reggae release of 2014. High expectations, but...


Midnite - Beauty For Ashes (I Grade Records)

Every so often Midnite releases a slightly more accessible album and 'Beauty For Ashes', already their seventh...


Kareyce Fotso - Mokte (Contre Jour)

The second album by Cameroonian singer-songwriter Kareyce Fotso is titled 'Mokte' ("believing"). Fotse does not...


Addis Pablo - In My Father's House (Heartbeat Europe/Rounder)

What’s better than being able to discuss two generations of Pablo's in the same week? For his aptly titled...


Augustus Pablo - Rockers At King Tubby's (Jamaican Recordings)

'Rockers At King Tubby's' is the fourth collection of recordings by melodica king Augustus Pablo Jamaican Recordings...


Leroy Brown - 70's Reggae Style (Caturna)

It had been since 2006's 'Genuine Love' that we'd heard anything of Leroy Brown. After living in Canada for years,...


Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta (Tuff Gong/V2)

For 'Fly Rasta' Ziggy Marley is reunited with The Melody Makers (his two sisters Sharon and Cedella and Erica Newell)...


Xtr3me - Vintage 21: Ancient Tradition (Kimichi Records/Fox Fuse)

The American Fox Fuse label this time introduces us to a young Jamaican talent. Dwayne Nelson aka Xtr3me hails from...


Melingo - Linyera (World Village/Harmonia Mundi)

Yours truly got to know Argentine musician Daniel Melingo thanks to 'El Gaucho', the soundtrack by Gotan Project's...


Censi Rock - First Delivery (Area 026 Music)

Now things around Ziggi Recado seem to have quieted down somewhat, it's the ideal time for new Dutch reggae talent to...


Horace Andy - Get Wise (Pressure Sounds)

Reissue of a rather obscure album from 1975 - really nothing more than a collection of singles which Horace Andy...


Jamaram - Almost Hits (Soulfire Artists/Rough Trade)

Jamaram is a German band from Munich founded in 2000 by lead singer Tom Lugo, drummer Max 'Murxen' Alberti and...


Resonators - The Constant (Wah Wah 45s)

If you like the recent wave of reggae bands and artists from the United Kingdom (The Skints, Hollie Cook, Shanty,...


Jah Chango - Sardinas (Self-published)

Jah Chango (born Rico Hardmann) is a German singjay who's been living on the Spanish island of Formentera ever since...


Famara - Karibu (N-Gage Productions)

It seems somewhat unlikely when listening to 'Karibu' (Swahili for "welcome"), but Famara is actually a Swiss singer...


Alexander Star - Badd Habitz EP (Nicko Rebel Music) + Mat McHugh - More Money EP (Which! Boredom!) + The Skints - Short Change EP (Soulbeats Records/Penny Drop Recordings)

Three times a three track EP from three different continents, more we do not need to prove that reggae has become a...


I-Octane - My Journey (Tad's Record)

The Andre 'DJ Frass' Gordon produced 'My Journey', I-Octane's second long player, could have been a more than solid...


Keith & Tex - Redux (Soulbeats Records)

Apart from a number of vinyl singles there wasn't much Keith & Tex material out there for music lovers to feast...


Karim Baggili - Kali City (Homerecords.be)

Karim Baggili is a Belgian musician of Jordanian-Yugoslav origin who initially focused on the guitar, but has now...


Mr. Williamz - Set The Standard (Necessary Mayhem)

His debut album 'Set The Standard' is London singjay Mr. Williamz' salute to the early days of dancehall and that...


La Troba Kung-Fu - Santalegria (Chesapik)

To our own surprise 'Santalegria', already the third album of this Catalan band around ex-Dusminguet accordionist and...


Orquestra Imperial - Fazenda As Pazes Com O Swing (Mais Um Discos)

Mais Um Discos, until further notice our favorite Brazilian label, this time presents 'Fazenda As Pazes Com O Swing'...


Jaro Milko & The Cubalkanics - Cigarros Explosivos! (Asphalt Tango Records)

Jaro Milko, a musician of Czech descent who grew up in Basel, Switzerland, began his musical career in the...


La Chiva Gantiva - Vivo (Crammed Discs)

With 'Vivo' festive Brussels-Colombian band La Chiva Gantiva created a logical follow-up to their 2011 debut 'Pelao'....


Terry Linen - Welcome To My World (VP Records)

Yours truly is certainly not averse to a dash of corny lovers rock now and again, but the honeyed verses Terry Linen...


Amsterdam Faya Allstars - All Minorities Are The Majority (Faya Records/Grover Records)

The biography of Dutch collective Amsterdam Faya Allstars reads: "Take a melting pot, pour a liberal amount of ska,...


Various Artists - Reggae Loves Soul (Undisputed Records)

For 'Reggae Loves Soul' the French Undisputed Records label invited a series of reggae artists (Skarra Mucci,...


TelDem Com’unity - Absorption (Youz Prod/Musicast Distribution)

The music of TelDem Com'unity, a project from Burgundy in France exactly equals the sum of the different influences...


Tarrus Riley - Love Situation (Cannon/Jukeboxx/BSMG Productions/Zojak World Wide)

After 2012's semi-acoustic 'Mecoustic', Tarrus Riley now searched Treasure Isle's rich archives to go rocksteady for...


Various Artists - Penthouse Records 25 Years: The Story Continues (VP Records)

Donovan Germain's Penthouse label celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, among other things with the release of...


Ed Robinson - On Covers (Push Broom Gang Productions Inc.)

Ed Robinson offers us a belated Valentine's gift in the form of his new 'On Covers' EP, for which the reggae crooner...


Tapper Zukie - The Man From Bozrah (Kingston Sounds)

Reissue of a classic album by the somewhat lesser known foundation deejay Tapper Zukie from 1978. The album has...


Lake Worth Long Shots - Wood Rich (One Love Music)

Lake Worth Longshots are Michael Castro and Bradley Christopher (these days joined by Justin Lund), who, after...


Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita - Clychau Dibon (V2/Astar)

This album is all about the sound of the harp: on the one hand that of Welsh harpist Catrin Finch, who made a name...


Various Artists - Music From The Source (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

We've been keeping an eye on the releases of the Riverboat Records label (voted Best Independent World Music Label at...


Balcony Players - Balcony Adventures Around The World (Self-published)

In 2011 Balcony Players released their debut effort 'Balcony Go Crazy' and soon after the Dutch gypsy and klezmer...


Dobet Gnahore - Na Drê (Contre Jour)

You have but to look at the cover of this new Dobet Gnahore album to realize that this gorgeous African singer is not...


Hijaz - Nahadin (Zephyrus Records)

The term "hijaz" refers to a scale from Arabic music, but as a band name it's also a nod to jazz. Musically speaking,...


The Heptones - Good Life (Greensleeves/VP Records)

When Leroy Sibbles moved to Canada in 1978, in The Heptones he was replaced by Naggo Morris, a roots singer who'd...


Various Artists - AudioArt presents Op’Ra Dub Style (Irie Ites Music/One-Drop Music)

The fact one can really do almost anything with dub is once again proven by Uly E. Neuens, opera tenor of...


Sisyphos - Travel Wide (Self-published)

Describing the sound of Sisyphos isn't really all that hard, as the members of this eight-piece Italian band...


Various Artists - Songs For Reggae Lovers 5 (Greensleeves)

Valentine's Day, it is and remains a largely commercial event, and yet every year yours truly looks forward to that...


Tinariwen - Emmaar (Wedge/Pias)

We're still unconditional fans of their desert sound, but allowed to play devil's advocate for a second we do wonder...


Various Artists - Jackpot Dub: Rare Dubs From Jackpot Records 1974 - 1976 (Jamaican Recordings)

From now on we’ll also be featuring the releases of Jamaican Recordings and Kingston Sounds on these pages. The...


Danakil - Entre Les Lignes (Baco Records/Pias)

Yours truly will probably never become a big fan of French band Danakil, but we have to admit 'Entre Les Lignes',...


Kanka - Watch Your Step (Dubalistik)

Amateurs of heavy dub sounds will definitely like 'Watch Your Step', a production by French dub producer Kanka (born...


Ibibio Sound Machine - Ibibio Sound Machine (Soundway Records)

The world music genre continues to generate new hybrids and from London comes us this time into the Soviet Union...


She'Koyokh - Wild Goats & Unmarried Women (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

Inspired by traveling nineteenth century klezmorim, She'Koyokh (Yiddish for "nice one"), a band with an international...


Rey Cabrera Y Sus Amigos - Controversia (Self-published)

With 'Controversia' Belgo-Cuban tres player Rey Cabrera is celebrating his five decades as a performer. In Cuba...


Soô - Habib Koite (Contre Jour)

The first thing we noticed about this new album by Habib Koite is that his longtime backing band Bamada seems to have...


Dawjah & Wicked Band - Light Of Hope EP (Keep The Fayah Burning)

Wicked Band is a band from the French Auvergne region, who for this 'Light Of Hope' EP joined forces with vocalist...


Thiecko - Stand Tall (Wiseman Prod)

The list of musicians with whom Senegal-born Thiecko, himself a former member of the Senegalese formation Amandla,...


Various Artists - Evolution Of Dub Volume 8: The Search For New Life (Greensleeves)

Greensleeves has arrived at the eighth' and last volume of their 'Evolution Of Dub' series, a box which, still in...


Aziza Brahim - Soutak (Glitterbeat Records)

Yours truly got to know Aziza Brahim, residing in Spain but born in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, thanks to...


The Souljazz Orchestra - Inner Fire (Strut Records)

Release after release Canadian band The Souljazz Orchestra seems to continue to mature and their new album...


Mitch - Letters From Kingston EP (Undisputed Records)

After earning a name for himself alongside Da'Ville as a member of dancehall formation ARP (A Raw Perspective), Mitch...


DaMeek - Mi Energy (MJH Musik)

MJH Musik, the Jamaican label that got us to discover Jah Lewis a while ago, this time presents us with...


Adrian Raso & Fanfare Ciocarlia - Devil's Tale (Asphalt Tango Records)

For the instrumental album 'Devil's Tale' Canadian guitarist Adrian Raso combined his gypsy jazz guitar style (think...


Boris Kovač & La Campanella - Eastern Moon Rising (Riverboat Records/World Music Network)

Although the cover of 'Eastern Moon Rising' might suggest differently, you shouldn't expect gypsy vibes from Serbian...


Various Artists - Haïti Direct: Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds, 1960 - 1978 (Strut Records)

With this double compilation album compiled for Strut Records by Hugo Mendez (Sofrito), we dive into the history of...


Capital Letters - Reality (Reggae Archive Records)

Capital Letters have released three albums over the years, but only one of those managed to conquer a place in our...


Black Symbol - Journey (Sugar Shack Records)

Onesty abides us to admit we frankly had never heard of this band from Birmingham. Black Symbol was founded in the...


Various Artists - Rise Up: The Riz Records Story (Reggae Archive Records)

Reggae Archive Records already focused on the Fashion Records label with two earlier releases and this time it is the...


Deliman - Still Blazing EP (Union World Music)

Viennese singjay Deliman's (born as Christian Lahodynsky) 2011 debut album 'Unconquerable' unfortunately didn't reach...


Imam Baildi - III (Kukin Music/Minos EMI/Universal)

Imam Baildi (also spelled "imam bayildi"), is the name of a Turkish-Greek dish Wikipedia describes as: eggplant...