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Month: October 2011

Resonators

Resonators, hailing from Brighton, deliver a stellar set of chilled-out Reggae and murderous Dub vibrations. Lovin’ the sounds and keepin’ an eye out for that new album to be delivered in the spring of next year. The sooner, the better! Resonators – Self-Titled; Self-Released, 2009 The set above includes the Sweet Love Affair and Sweet…

Imperial Tiger Orchestra

Imperial Tiger Orchestra is a collective from Switzerland that contains the finest connoisseurs and grooviest performers of Ethiopian vibes. Their start came in 2007 when Raphaël Anker, trumpet player from Geneva, decided to gather musicians for a live performance revisiting the golden age of Ethiopian music. Following the memorable success of the performance, the one…

Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus

The heir apparent to Count Ossie, Ras Michael built on the foundation of Ossie’s Nyahbinghi drumming, at times taking it to groundbreaking, breathtaking levels by incorporating Reggae instruments like guitars, keyboards, bass, and horns. Rastafari Dub remains my favorite of all his works, but his first and second albums, Nyahbinghi and Peace & Love respectively,…

Pete La Roca

Two top-notch platters from Pete Sims aka Pete La Roca. While he played with the likes of Sonny Rollins, Jackie Maclean, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Clark and others from the late-50s to mid-60s, it would be these two sets where he would act as the leader. Unfortunately, he opted to stop being a drummer extraordinaire and…

Curumin

Curumin incorporates Jazz, Bossa Nova, Soul, Dub and Hip Hop elements into a perfectly-blended style of his own on these two albums. Stellar vibes that should definitely be added to your crates. F’real! Curumin also gets my vote for the artist who should be selected to write the theme song for the FIFA World Cup…

Colman Brothers

Incredibly-impressive debut dish from the mightily-talented duo of Mat and Andrew Colman on trombone and flugelhorn/trumpet respectively and featuring their sister, Sara, on vocals for select tunes. Latin-Jazz killers that are sure to never stray far from your turntable. I know it hasn’t from mine for months and months. Colman Brothers – Colman Brothers; Wah…

Strictly Rub-A-Dub

Killa Dancehall classics featuring man like Yellowman & Fathead, Charlie Chaplin, Trinity, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, U Brown, Ranking Joe, Poppa Tollo, Purpleman, General Lucky & Peter Ranking, Simple Simon, Jah Thomas & Sister Jackie. Pull up mi selecta! Various Artists – Strictly Rub-A-Dub; Trojan, 2000 Clint Eastwood’s “Dance Cork”, recorded in 1984…