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TRILION feat. MISS RED & GENERAL G: Stop Igle (2017)

Feel the dancehall vibrations on Stop Igle as General G and the helium-voiced Miss Red bat the lyrical ball back and forth over a seismic skank courtesy of Trilion on the uplifting lead single off forthcoming Trilion LP Ain’t No Future With No Past. All personnel concerned hail from Haifa in Israel although, so pronounced is the lilting patois of the vocalists, you’d be forgiven for thinking they
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JSTAR: Message Whip (2017) Free download

Rating: ★★★★★ We’ve all become used to the gold that frequently materialises when an old reggae beat is recycled with a newer hip-hop ‘pella over the top and one man who knows a thing or two about that is JStar. With Message Whip he reveals there’s life in the old reggae-hip-hop don yet with an inspired bank holiday mash-up of Derek Harriot’s ’83 reggae boogie nugget Whip It
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GHOST WRITERZ: They Wanna Know (2017)

GHOST WRITERZ:  They Wanna KnowThey Wanna Know do they? “They wanna know ‘ow I became the artist I am/ My journey from a boy to a man”? Best tell ’em then, Ghost Writerz, innit? And so Jimmy Screech and Sleepy Time Ghost do precisely that, regaling anyone who will listen plus – well – frankly anyone within earshot – all about Screech’s long relationship with soundsystem culture. The narrative begins in the 80s
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BLACK ROOTS: I Believe EP (2017)

http://monkeyboxing.com/content/black-roots-believe-ep-2017/As Babylon becomes ever more powerful, ever more rapidly, now is certainly the time for some sort of message of hope. Step forward legendary Bristol reggae outfit Black Roots with their I Believe EP. The band, who have been extant since 1979, team up with St Paul’s emcees Jah Garvey and Buggsy to reinvigorate track I Believe which was originally released on 2012 LP On The Ground
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DENNIS BROWN: Westbound Train (TARZAN BROS. edit)(2017) Free download

DENNIS BROWN: Westbound Train (TARZAN BROS. edit Free downloadIt’s nearly summer which means it’s nearly reggae, reggae time which means it is time for Tarzan Bros. to swing into action with an nifty early reggae edit. In this instance, the source material was the biggest Jamaican hit of 1973 – Dennis Brown’s Westbound Train and the edit finds Brown westbound in the twenty-first century. Not in an egregious way of course – this isn’t Southern
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DR DUBENSTEIN: Conspiracy Theory (2017)

If there was ever a genre of music made to soundtrack conspiracy and rumour, it’s dub reggae. Echo vies with counter-echo, there’s an ever-present bass rumble of danger and it always seems to be performed in darkened, pungent environments where varying levels of paranoia are a given for some reason. And if there was ever a time that epitomised conspiracy it’s the current era of
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HELP SAVE THE LONDON INTNL SKA FESTIVAL: Become a patron (2017)

HELP SAVE THE LONDON INTNL SKA FESTIVAL:  Become a patronThe London Ska Festival is a massive annual event spread across three days every April which regularly features around a hundred bands as well as DJs and films to celebrate all iterations of ska and rocksteady music from its calypso and rnb pre-history, to its Jamaican heyday, the 2-Tone revival and beyond. And it has run for the last twenty-nine years. But this year’s festival may be
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DAYTONER: Shedits 3 EP (2017)

DAYTONER: Shedits 3 EPRating: ★★★★★ If you caught volumes 1 and 2 of Daytoner’s excellent Shedits series you’ll already know that ‘Shedit’ is a byword for quality funk/ soul, ska/rocksteady edit/ remix thingies in party breaks circles. So the announcement that our man has been pottering around at the bottom of the garden again for Shedits 3 EP is cause for celebration. First up is Apache Street for anyone
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THE HEMPOLICS: High & Gritty (2017) + video

THE HEMPOLICS: High & Gritty (2017) + videoThe Hempolics return with a new single showcasing their particular brand of soul and hip-hop infused dub-reggae in the form of High & Gritty. Said song apparently relates the love affair between band leader Grippa and a Mexican senorita and is remixed by no fewer than four bashment bandits – Fleck, Dubmatix, the ever-reliable DJ Maars and the splendidly-named
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BREAKBEAT PARADISE: Breakin’ The Riddim (2017)

BREAKBEAT PARADISE:  Breakin' The RiddimRating: ★★★★★ Looks like it’s time for another themed EP from Breakbeat Paradise and no prizes for guessing that a release entitled Breakin’ The Riddim with cover art featuring a dreadlocked breakdancer entails a marriage of breakbeat and various reggae-related styles. No prizes either for guessing that it’s richer in bangers than a Walls sausage factory. Fredy High for example, heavies
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