Monthly Archives: May 2023


Carnival season is a couple of months off yet but Mungo’s Hi-Fi ensure they’re prepared good and early with the next single off their forthcoming album Past And Present. Intended as a companion piece to 2021’s dub LP Antidote, the new one will focus on the late 70s/ early 80s (pre Sleng Teng riddim) rub-a-dub sound. Sugar Water finds Hollie Cook revisiting the Horseman-featuring track from

SKEEWIFF: Spanish Flea (Vinyl 7″)

SKEEWIFF:  Spanish FleaWhat are the chances of Skeewiff returning to the label on which they were one of the original artists with a fresh example of a dance music genre that they were one of the original artists to establish? Pretty strong the monkey would say. The label is Jalapeno, the genre is party breakbeats (especially if featuring sixties samples) and the track is their reboot of Herb Alpert & His Tijuana

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Reggae Dynamite Vol. 4 EP (Vinyl 7″)

ORIGINAL GRAVITY RECORDS: Reggae Dynamite Vol. 4 EP Have you had enough of your early reggae fix recently? Of course you haven’t because you can never get enough! You can give that itch a really good scratch though with Vol. 4, no less, of the Original Gravity label’s ongoing Reggae Dynamite 45 series. Those who copped any of Vols. 1-3 will know what this means straight away – four cuts to include both vocal and instrumental numbers in a

LOS INVASORES: El Ratón (Vinyl 7″)

LOS INVASORES: El Ratón (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Matasuna Records deliver once again for Latin soul fans as they re-release another classic on vinyl 7″. In this case, that’ll be the smouldering El Ratón from Panamanian outfit Los Invasores, first released in 1967. It’s one of many covers of the Joe Cuba Sextet classic and also one of the best. Also, as they often do, the