Album Reviews

The Expanders - Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 1 & 2 (Easy Star Records)

Five years after their cover-album 'Old Time Something Come Back Again Vol. 1', The Expanders now present a sequel....


Double Tiger - Sharp & Ready (Easy Star Records)

Jay Spaker aka Double Tiger is best known as one half of Tour De Force, founder of the Dub Stuy Records label and his...


ComboNations - Dunya (Pias/Heilo)

Sometimes the name of a project already tells the whole story, and that's certainly true in the case of ComboNations....


King Jammy - Waterhouse Dub (Greensleeves)

For 'Waterhouse Dub', King Jammy took to the studio again in the company of his sons, Jam Two, John John and Baby G....


The Souljazz Orchestra - Under Burning Skies (Strut Records)

For this new long player Canadian band The Souljazz Orchestra clearly drew on the nineteen eighties for inspiration....


Trio Da Kali and Kronos Quartet-Ladilikan (World Circuit Records)

For 'Ladilakan' (Bambara for "words of advice") World Circuit brought together West African Trio Da Kali with the San...


Gentleman's Dub Club - Dubtopia (Easy Star Records)

With 2015's 'The Big Smoke', Gentleman's Dub Club paid tribute to the English capital, but for the aptly titled...


New Kingston - A Kingston Story: Come From Far (Easy Star Records)

After 2015's 'Kingston City', giving the band international momentum, family unit (brothers Stephen, Courtney Jr. and...


Exile Di Brave - Exile Di Brave meets Black Star EP (Black Star Foundation)

Following 2015's 'Black Star presents Vivian Jones', Dutch Black Star Foundation now joined forces with Exile Di...


Togo All Stars - Togo All Stars (Excelsior Recordings)

For many people, the Togolese music scene may still be somewhat of a blind spot in the West African musical...


Pura Vida & Bleue - Into The Blue (Lost Ark Music)

For 'Into The Blue' the pride of Belgian reggae, Pura Vida, this time didn't join forces with an illustrious reggae...


Various Artists - Reggae Sunjam (Dub-O-Phonic)

For the past two years, Reggae Sunjam Festival has been Cyprus' biggest reggae event. In collaboration with Easy...


Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Greensleeves)

In their series of reissues for the occasion of the label's 40th anniversary, this time Greensleeves presents the...


Alborosie - Freedom In Dub (Greensleeves)

Just as was the case predecessor 'Sound The System', with 'Freedom In Dub' Alborosie now also presents a dub version...


Mellow Mark - Nomade (Digital Dissidenz/Self-published)

We might only be discovering him now, but for Berlin-born Mark Schlumberger aka Mellow Mark, 'Nomade' is already his...


The Movers - Kansas City (Soundway Records)

With 'Kansas City', Soundway Records signs for the reissue of an almost unfindable piece of South African vinyl from...


Msafiri Zawose - Uhamiaji (Soundway Records)

'Uhamiaji' sprouted from the collaboration of producer Sam Jones with Msafiri Zawose, son of icon of the Tanzanian...


Meridian Brothers - ┬┐Donde Estas Maria? (Soundway Records)

Meridian Brothers, the musical playground of Colombian singer and guitarist Eblis Alvarez returns with '¿Donde...


Gogol Bordello - Seekers And Finders (Casa Gogol Records/Cooking Vinyl)

At just under 40 minutes, 'Seekers And Finders' may be the first Gogol Bordello album in about four years, it's also...


Ennanga Vision - Ennanga Vision (Soundway Records)

For Ennanga Vision London producer Jesse Hackett (Owiny Sigoma Band, Gorillaz) travelled to Uganda, where he joined...