San Lazaro - La Despedida (Hope Street Recordings)
San Lazaro is an eight piece band from Melbourne with a member base consisting of Chileans, Colombians as Catalans.
Sevana - Sevana EP (In. Digg. Nation Collective/Overstand Entertainment)
To be introduced as Protoje's protégé, we guess needs a bit of getting used to, but for Sevana it's a daily reality.
Various Artists - Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969 (Dub Store Records)
The Japanese Dub Store Records label continues to release compilations at a steady pace, but none the less quality still outweighs quantity, and 'Derrick Harriott Rock Steady 1966-1969' is another finger-licking good example.
Exile Di Brave - To The Foundation (EDB Entertainment/Self-published)
Sometimes an album title already tells half the story, and that's certainly for Exile Di Brave's new longplayer: 'To The Foundation'.
Various Artists - Rock Gitano presents Pandemonium Gitano (Jasha! Records)
Rock Gitano is a Swiss DJ who first made a name for himself in the Zurich electro-scene, but then rediscovered his Yenish roots and is now an established name in the Balkan-circuit.
Various Artists - Junjo presents ... (Greensleeves)
Under the heading 'Junjo presents.
Jah Chango - Remix EP (Self-published)
To allow himself some more time to come up with a successor to his 2014 debut effort 'Sardinas', and not leave his fans wanting for too long, Jah Chango, who in Formentera also runs his own Blue Bar, now presents this 'Remix' EP.
Dubamine - String Up The Sound EP (Dub Stuy Records)
In 2014 the New York label Dub Stuy Records already introduced us to Brooklyn based Tour De Force (or Jay Spaker aka Double Tiger and DJ Q-Mastah, born Quoc Pham, the duo behind Dub Stuy), but the label now also welcomes Dubamine, a producer from Santa Cruz, California.
Clara Moreno - Samba Esquema Novo, De Novo (Far Out Recordings)
Carioca singer Clara Moreno's third album project for Far Out Recordings is a reinterpretation of 'Samba Esquema Novo', Jorge Ben's classic debut album from 1963.
Various Artists - We Remember Dennis Brown (VP Records)
Next year Dennis Brown would have turned 60, but apparently VP Records did not feel like waiting for that anniversary, as the label already presents 'We Remember Dennis Brown', a double album full of Brown covers.
Adama Dramé - Dakan (Buda Musique)
'Dakan' translates as "fate", with which Burkinabé djembefola Adama Dramé suggests he already knew from a very early age, music would be his destiny.
Various Artists - Linval presents Space Invaders (Greensleeves)
'Linval presents Space Invaders' is actually a reissue of 'Linval Thompson Meets The Space Invaders', a 10 track dub album from 1981.
Bunny Wailer - Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976 + Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986 (Dub Store Records)
Just as for 'Sons Of Negus Churchical Host - A Psalm Of Praises To The Most High 1967-1972' Dub Store Records collected a series of rare singles that appeared on Ras Michael's Zion Disc label, for 'Solomonic Singles 1: Tread Along 1969-1976' and 'Solomonic Singles 2: Rise & Shine 1977-1986' they explored the archives of Bunny Wailer's Solomonic label.
Prince Alla - Run Come (11-7 Records)
For 'Run Come' German band M7 Allstars, a hotchpotch of musicians from The Senior Allstars and Far East Band complemented by producer Felix Wolter aka Dubvisionist, took to the studio with one of their musical heroes: Prince Alla! The result is an excellent album in showcase style, with 6 vocal tracks (apart from 'Pilar Of Salt', a revamp of Alla's 'Lot's Wife', all new songs) and as many dubs.
Azymuth - Outubro (Far Out Recordings)
Far Out Recordings enthusiastically announced the news that the remaining members (keyboardist Jose Roberto Bertrami passed away in 2012) of Brazilian jazz-funk trio Azymuth are back in the studio to record a new album.
Brother Culture and Paul Fox - Heartical Connection & Heartical Dub (Sound Business)
In the summer of 2015, Brother Culture suggested to Paul Fox they should finally record an album together.
Troy Berkley & Krak In Dub - Upgrades (Fogata Sounds)
Bermudian singjay Troy Berkley and French producer Krak In Dub (real name Federico Trujillo) have been collaborating in the European sound system scene for close to 20 years now and that working relationship has now crystallized into this long player.
Winston Francis & The High Notes - Just In Time (Grover Records)
The revived High Notes must have been on a roll as apart from their own 'The Soul In Ska' album, the band also joined forces with veteran Winston Francis for 'Just In Time'.
Rude Rich & The High Notes - The Soul In Ska Vol. 1 (Grover Records)
After a hiatus of several years Rude Rich and his High Notes return in style (albeit in a slightly modified line-up)! 'Tribute To The Greats', the previous long player of what remains the best ska and rocksteady-ensemble in the Benelux, already dates back to 2012, but now there's 'The Soul In Ska Vol.
Wet City Rockers - Confections (Self-published)
Thanks to bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, Seattle, a port city in the State of Washington in the far northwest of the United States, musically will forever be remembered as the capital of grunge, but Wet City Rockers prove this city also harbors other types of music.