MoodCollector - Morgenstond EP (Self-published)
Campine ska-collective MoodCollector returns with this four track 'Morgenstond' EP.
Rumba Katxai - Siembra La Semilla (Runaway Records)
Rumba Katxai is a project around Mallorca based Chilean brothers Leonardo (vocals and guitar) and Gonzalo Zuñiga.
Diom De Kossa - Wasso (Pias/Heilo)
Master drummer Diom De Kossa was born in Toufinga, a small village in the northwest of Ivory Coast.
Wach'da - Jeux De Vérité (AO Production/Dibyz Music)
Wach'da is the alter ego of Joseph Rano, a singer-songwriter from St.
Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers - Liquid Love (Agogo Records)
If you thought Onom Agemo was the name of an obscure afrobeat legend, you'd be sorely mistaking, because behind Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers hides a German Berlin based quartet (and maybe also try reading Onom Agemo backwards, that might help a little).
Booboo'zzz All Stars - Studio Reggae Bash (Baco Records)
In France, Bordeaux based Booboo'zzz All Stars (a hotchpotch of musicians from bands like Wyman Low & The Ravers, Train's Tone, Tom Frager or The Jouby's) may still be best known as a backing band (for, among others, Volodia and Pupa Style), in 2016 the band started to post some videos of live studio sessions featuring various guest vocalists on social media.
The Nice Guys - Teach Me A Lesson EP (Majestic)
For 'Teach Me A Lesson', their new 5 track EP, The Nice Guys opted for The Yellow Tape, a studio in Oostakker near Ghent.
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha - Näennäinen (Playground Music)
For their fourth long player Finnish Quintet Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha (supplemented for the occasion with Danish-Macedonian clarinet player Bjonko and Berlin based balalaika player Morgan Nikolay) continue where they left off with predecessor 'Lapland-Balkan' back in 2013.
Victor Assis Brasil - Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim (Far Out Recordings)
As promised Far Out Recordings continues with the reissuing of the Quartin label catalog, and after Jose Mauro's 'Obnoxious', they are now presenting Victor Assis Brasil 1970 album 'Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim'.
Aketi Ray encounters Alpha & Omega - Mirror/Reflect & Rise EP (Steppas Records)
This 'Mirror/Reflect & Rise' EP by Aketi Ray, an acoustic dub-jazz ensemble from London (Kevin Robinson - trumpet/flute/flugelhorn, Niko Rouger - saxophone, Danny White - piano, Darren McCarthy - double bass, Virgil Howe - drums, Rob Shipster - percussion, Mikus - melodica/percussion) serves as an appetizer for 'From Ever Since', the band's debut album that should see the light sometime later this year.
Dreadzone - Dread Times (DMF Music)
Dreadzone is back and let's be honest, a more contemporary title than 'Dread Times' would have been hard to find.
Bargou 08 - Targ (Glitterbeat Records)
'Targ' is the debut album by Bargou 08, a Tunisian band around singer and wtar player Nidhal Yahyaoui and producer/keyboardist Sofyann Ben Youssef.
Joe King Kologbo & The High Grace - Sugar Daddy (Strut Records)
'Sugar Daddy' is the first of a series of reissues of rare and underexposed music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Les Yeux Noirs - A Band Of Gypsies + Suites (Buda Musique)
With this double album reissue, Buda Musique provides revisits the first two albums by French Gypsy ensemble Les Yeux Noirs.
Various Artists - King Jammy's Dancehall 1 & 2 (Dub Store Records)
Now the attention for the catalog of Lloyd 'King Jammy' James seems to have faded somewhat at VP Records, Dub Store Records nicely picks up where they left off with 'King Jammy's Dancehall', a quintuple compilation series they describe as a pentalogy.
Mahom - Fell In (ODG)
'Fell In', the new album by French dub duo Mahom (Antoine Mavel and Joris Herda) is in every way a successor to 2015's 'The Skankin' Cat'.
Spiritual - Awakening (VP Records)
In the current Jamaican roots revival scene, Spiritual a bit of an odd man out.
Dub Division - Wisdom (Planet Dread Records)
Apart from 2012's 'Shalom', 'Wisdom' is only the second long player in Dub Division's twenty-five year history.
Amariszi - Babel Fish (AAC Records)
For 'Babel Fish', an album intended to highlight the band's tenth anniversary, Amariszi took to a wine cellar converted into a music studio in the Hungarian village of Karád.
Vibronics meets Conscious Sounds - Half Century Dub (Scoops Records)
As the title implies, with this 'Half Century Dub', Steve Vibronics and Dougie Wardrop (Counscious Sounds) are celebrating fifty years of dub history.