Album Reviews

Various Artists - Terraforming In Analogue Space: IRL Remixes 2000-2015 (Independent Records Ltd)

English label IRL celebrates its fifteenth anniversary with the release of 'Terraforming In Analogue Space: IRL...


Atomic Spliff - Robomuffin (Self-published)

Two years after their acclaimed debut 'Ras Attack ', last year even crowned revelation of the year at the Victoires...


Jackie Mittoo - Striker Showcase (17 North Parade/VP Records)

As the title suggests, with 'Striker Showcase', 17 North Parade/VP Records focus on the cooperation between Jamaican...


Earth Beat Movement - Be Stronger (Self-published)

In our review of '70 BPM', Earth Beat Movement's album from last year, we still declared ourselves unconditional fans...


Philippe Baden Powell - Notes Over Poetry (Far Out Recordings)

Philippe Baden Powell is the son of the legendary Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell de Aquino, but you...


Lutan Fyah - Music Never Dies (I Grade Records)

With 'Music Never Dies', I Grade Records producer Laurent 'Tippy-I' Alfred finally presents the last part of the...


Shanty - Strange Little Human EP (Self-published)

Three year after their debut effort, 'Leave Me Out', London based Shanty returns with 'Strange Little Human', another...


Kingston All Stars - Presenting Kingston All Stars (Roots & Wire Records)

What Jamaica All Stars was for mento, ska and rocksteady, Kingston All Stars now wants to be for the roots from the...


Various Artists - The Techniques & Friends: Winston Riley's Rocksteady & Early Reggae 1968-1969 (Dub Store Records)

For the release of the fifth and last part in their King Jammy's Dancehall series, you'll have to be patient a little...


The Nile Project - Jinja (Zambaleta)

The Nile Project is a collaborative project uniting15 musicians from different countries - Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya,...


Daymé Arocena - Cubafonia (Brownswood Recordings)

With 'Nueva Era', her 2015 debut album, Giles Peterson-protégé Daymé Arocena already announced a...


Eléonor - Vive (Self-published)

Eléonor is the alter ego of Antwerp based vocalist Elly Aerden who bases the majority of the lyrics of her...


Subajah - Architect (Self-published)

Two years after his debut EP 'Voice Of Freedom', Martinican Londoner Subajah is now finally also ready to present a...


Les Vieux Mogos - Motherland (Diaspora Rockers/Musicast Distribution)

Ivorian reggae will of course always remain linked to Alpha Blondy, and where Les Vieux Mogos (Maninka for "the big...


Inna Vision - Highest Grade EP (Roots Musician Records)

Just a year after the release of their acclaimed 'Lifted' album, Hawaiian reggae pride Inna Vision returns with this...


Queen Ifrica - Climb (VP Records)

Eight (!) years have passed since the release of Queen Ifrica's last album 'Montego Bay' and calling her output...


Talisman - Don't Play With Fyah (Sugar Shack Records)

Just as was the case with predecessor 'I-Surrection', for 'Don't Play With Fyah', Talisman once again opted for the...


Downbeat - Introspeccion (Dub-O-Phonic)

From now on we'll also be reviewing the releases on the Cypriot Dub-O-Phonic label. The net-label works according to...


Tamikrest - Kidal (Glitterbeat Records)

'Kidal', already the fourth long player by the young Tuareg lions of Tamikrest, is a tribute to the village of the...


Various Artists - King Jammy's Dancehall 3 & 4 (Dub Store Records)

We'd barely processed the first two parts of their King Jammy's Dancehall pentalogy, but Dub Store Records already...