Album Reviews

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 &...


Prezident Brown - Journeyman Pilgrimage (Tower Production/Zojak World Wide)

Prezident Brown already announced this new album with the release of his 'The Journeyman' EP back in 2015, and...


La Dinamitaaa - ¬°Ay Ay Ay! (Vlad Productions/Socadisc)

The members of the French band La Dinamitaa (multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, DJ and producer Captain Cumbia,...


The High Reeds - Brother Jones EP (Blue Mountain/Dibyz Music)

In the spirit of equality - the four members of The High Exchange Reeds constantly swap places behind the microphone...


EarthKry - Survival (Self-published)

The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts has slowly grown into a talent factory for upcoming...


Ruben Gonzalez - Introducing... Ruben Gonzalez (World Circuit)

20 years after the release of 'Introducing... Ruben Gonzalez', back in 1997 still the solo debut of the then...


Sizzla - Fought For Dis (AL.TA.FA.AN. Records/Dibyz Music)

'Fought For Dis' may be presented as a "new" Sizzla album, a collaborative project that Kalonji and AL.TA.FA.AN....


Negritage - Guetto Roots Of Dub Vol. 1 + Greetings From Planet Dub: Guetto Roots Of Dub Vol. 2 (Dub-O-Phonic)

Negritage is a project around Argentine producer, graphic designer and multi-instrumentalist William 'Willy'...


Dirty Undies - We'll See But First We'll Wait (Timber Mill Records/Self-published)

After the break-up of the Neerpelt-based ska band Sun To Sheeva in 2012, a number of musicians from the band,...


Jupiter & Okwess - Kin Sonic (Glitterbeat Records)

Four years after the release of the excellent 'Hotel Univers', Jean-Pierre Bokondi, better known as Jupiter, returns...


Nomade Orquestra - Entremundos (Far Out Recordings)

With 'Entremundos', Nomade Orquestra presents a successor for the untitled debut they released last year. On this...


Sabrina Malheiros - Clareia (Far Out Recordings)

Yours truly got to know Sabrina Malheiros, daughter of Azymuth bassist Alex Malheiros, two years ago, when, on the...