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Brownout – Aguilas and Cobras

Brownout is the psychedelic Latin funk alter-ego of the acclaimed ensemble, Grupo Fantasma, and features the phenomenal talents of Adrian Quesada. Their debut album Homenaje was released last year and received overwhelming acclaim. Despite holding down numerous gigs last year with Grupo Fantasma, the band found time late last year to hit the studio and…

Som Rom Band x Drunken-Man Skank

Som Rom Band killin’ a sound with “Ska Variety” and “Latin Goes Ska” at Reggae Bar, Nai Harn, Phuket. Nice up di dance. [flv image=”http://www.thegoldbrick.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/somromsky.JPG”]http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/Som%20Rom%20Band%20-%20Sky%20Variety_(new).flv[/flv] [flv image=”http://www.thegoldbrick.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/somromlatin.JPG”]http://www.thegoldbrick.net/video/Som%20Rom%20Band%20-%20Latin%20Goes%20Ska_(new).flv[/flv]

The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)

Filmed over the course of 23 years, The Betrayal (Nerakhoon) is an astonishing tale of perseverance. The life of Laotian immigrant Thavisouk Phrasavath serves as a metaphor for the far-reaching repercussions that are still felt from America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. When his family suffered persecution, following the U.S. withdrawal from Southeast Asia, as…

Double Dose of Dub

Yabby You’s Dub It to the Top reissues the 1977 King Tubby-mixed LP Yabby You Meets Michael Prophet: Vocal & Dub in its entirety, together with seven B-side dubs from Yabby’s 45s of the period and a 12″ B-side featuring Tommy McCook.The dubs here feature all the Yabby You trademarks – superb horn lines, deeply-felt…

Musically Mad

Musically Mad, a film about the current generation of heavyweight, UK-based, ‘warrior style’ roots-reggae soundsystems, takes us on a journey powered by the question “What is Soundsystem?” The answer is conveyed in so much more than words. Today’s mobile soundsystems like Jah Shaka, Aba Shanti I, Iration Steppas, Channel One and Entebbe Sound, to name…

Jah Love Rockers: 1975-80

“Rockers” and “Steppers” are terms used to describe the two particularly militant strains of religious and political reggae that dominated the soundsystems of Kingston during the latter half of the 1970s, before the more decadent dancehall style took over in the early ’80s. It was a time when lyrical messages were often powerful and articulate,…

More Vibes From Deep Roots Music

Check out a few more clips from the Deep Roots Music documentary. First up is Prince Jammy wreckin’ up di mixing board and servin’ up a heavy version of Junior Reid’s “Jailhouse” with Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee overseeing the production and dropping some nice breakdancing moves. Wow! Mikey Dread provides the intro as he discusses King…

Dubwise Vibrations

Can’t wait to get my hands on these gems! They’re Delroy Wilson’s Dub Plate Style and King Tubby and the Dynamites Sound System International. The former is out, the latter isn’t. Super-obscure slabs o’ wax that definitely won’t disappoint. I don’t plan on purchasing the albums, but if you purchase the Tubby pressing from Pressure…

Deep Roots Music

Deep Roots Music is an extraordinary documentary on Jamaican reggae music that was originally filmed in the early ’80s as a six-part series for the BBC. Director Howard Johnson takes us on a musical journey through the complex history and culture of reggae music. Included are countless interviews and vintage footage of some of Jamaica’s…

Sounds and Pressure Vol.6

This release thoroughly confuses me. Some distributors have it available for purchase. However, the Pressure Sounds site has nothing on it. The latest Pressure Sounds release is cataloged as PSCD64 which is the Delroy Wilson Dub Plate Style LP that dropped last week. However, the cover of this release shows it is cataloged as PSCD100.…

Tony Allen – Secret Agent EPK

World Circuit and Pulse Films bring you a specially made short film for the recently-released Tony Allen album Secret Agent, featuring exclusive footage including performances of tracks from the album, new interviews, and contributions from Damon Albarn and Flea. Back to basics, it’s pure afrobeat. Plain and simple groove.

Dub Echoes

Dub Echoes is a film about Dub which features an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists such as U-Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name just a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have taken Dub into new directions in electronic dance music including Kode9, Roots…