Album Reviews

Antonio Adolfo - Viralata (Far Out Recordings)

After the release of his 'Destiny' album in 2007, Far Out Recordings now presents this reissue of 'Viralata', the...


Kristine Alicia - Songs From Zion (Rory Stone Love)

The release of Samory I's 'Black Gold' also made us discover 'Songs From Zion' by Kristine Alicia, a Jamaican singer...


Iseo & Dodosound - Roots In The Air (Mundo Zurdo)

Spanish duo Iseo & Dodosound (in true life Madrid based Pamploneans Leire Villanueva and Alberto Iriarte) joined...


Aälma Dili - Pour Une Poignée De Dinars (Vlad Productions)

Aälma Dili (Romani for "the soul of the fool") is a Parisian quartet (Emilio Castiello - vocals/violin/mandolin,...


Dubious - Mumps EP (NunKi.rec)

Ivan Antezza's melodica first popped up on EP's like Dadub's 'Impressions' from 2009 and Jambassa's 'Owls' from 2014....


Richie Stephens - Luv-A-Dub Style (VPal/Steely & Clevie/Pot Of Gold)

For 'Luv-A-Dub Style' Jamaican crooner Richie Stephens stuck with what he does best: delivering a solid lovers rock...


Makan Badjé Tounkara - Daba (Buda Musique)

The ngoni playing of Malian griot Makan Badjé Tounkara (son of Baba Sissoko) may sound way more traditional...


Kingston All Stars - Dubwise (Roots & Wire Records)

After their acclaimed debut, 'Presenting Kingston All Stars', earlier this year, Kingston All Stars now presents...


The Bombay Royale - Run Kitty Run (Hope Street Recordings)

It's only thanks to this third album that we finally got the pleasure to get to know The Bombay Royale. The name may...


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...


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...


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....


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...