The Dubbeez - Peace, Love & Dub (Tuff Gong/V2)
Last year Dutch reggae revelation The Dubbeez already presented a first self-produced 5 track EP, but for their long player debut 'Peace, Love & Dub' they signed with V2 and Tuff Gong and took to the Anchor and Tuff Gong Studios in Jamaica.
Sly And Robbie meet Dubmatix - Overdubbed (Echo Beach)
It's almost a musical given: if you stay in the reggae business long enough, sooner or later you'll inevitably bump into riddim twins Sly & Robbie.
Payoh SoulRebel - What A Vibe (Cool Up Records)
Payoh SoulRebel is a young Madrid based singer who started his musical career as a member of the Jazzin' Reggae Band, but now makes his solo debut with 'What A Vibe'.
Jon Moon - Trust (Yutman Records)
Young Berliner Jon Moon (born Jon Nymoen) was born, as it were, for a musical career. Already at the tender age of five, Jon learned to play the piano, but a few years later switched to the drums. Meanwhile, Moon earned a degree in music production, and thanks to a long stay in South Africa developed a passion for reggae and Rastafari.
La Panika - Darmadan (Zephyrus Records)
La Panika arose from the meeting of Belgian saxophonist Benito Blancquaert and Bulgarian gypsy accordionist Petar Elmazov. Add flamboyant trumpeter Jean-Pierre Lietar and you have the nucleus of this Macedonian-Bulgarian Franco-Belgian formation, also featuring Mitko Chakarov (trumpet), Gaspard Vanardois (guitar, oud), Mitko Kostov Jr. (clarinet), Cédric Gilmant (sousaphone, double bass, serpent), Christian Laisne (saxhorn), Hendrik Dobbelaere (saxhorn), Djemsid Zeynelov (tapan), and Seven Memedov (percussion).
Henricci - Sister Caro EP (Self-published)
Henricci is a San Francisco based Nigerian singer. Even though he also makes a living as an artist painter, music has always remained his true passion.
Dirtmusic - Bu Bir Ruya (Glitterbeat Records)
For this new album Dirtmusic's Chris Eckman (together with Peter Weber the driving force behind Glitterbeat Records) and Hugo Race travelled to Istanbul where they joined forces with BaBa ZuLa front man Murat Ertel (and Turkish singer Gaye Su Akyol also makes an appearance in 'Love Is A Foreign Country'), exchanging the desert tents of their collaboration with Tamikrest for a garage converted into a studio.
Mahom - Skankin' Session #1 & #2 (Flower Coast Records)
In 2015 French dub duo Mahom already joined forces with Flower Coast Records a first time for 'Skankin' Session #1', a 4 track release targeting the sound system scene and now there's sequel 'Skankin' Session #2'.
Lloyd Parks & We The People - Meet The People (Pressure Sounds)
As we did in 2017 we open the reggae year with a re-release on the Pressure Sounds label, and, just like last year, they opted for a Lloyd Parks production.