Tag Archives: reggae


THE AGGROLITES: Pound For PoundRating: ★★★★★ Let me see now, vintage sixties organ sounds, boss reggae vibes and a soulful growl? Pound for pound, there can surely only be one outfit that produces such glorious ‘dirty reggae’ sound and it is of course the one and only Aggrolites with new single – er – Pound For Pound. Turns out this is the harbinger of their sixth studio album, Reggae Now, due towards the end of May


BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: Wildfire Four years after dropping first long player Survival Of The Fittest, Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution return with new full-length effort Wildfire continuing their mission to deliver revitalised live roots reggae featuring a rich assemblage of vocalists. One track longer than its predecessor, the LP once again features Skarra Mucci, Gappy Ranks and BnC along with new collaborators

JSTAR feat BLACKOUT J.A: All I Have (JOE REVELL remix)

JSTAR feat BLACKOUT J.A: All I Have (JOE REVELL remix) Looks like JStar’s maintaining a higher profile this year since here is his second single already though culled, somewhat unusually, from nearly three year old album Stand To Order. Then again – it is a remix, and one by Kiwi Joe Revell no less – a man who clearly revels (thank you I’m here all week!) in the fact that all he has (and another one!) is a great big rolling drum break. He uses it

ORIGIN ONE: Deeply Rooted

ORIGIN ONE:  Deeply RootedFollowing a pair of promising singles over the last two years comes Deeply Rooted, the debut long-player from Origin One a.k.a Nottingham-based producer Kevin Thomson. An eleven-strong affair, it delivers a varied cross-section of bashment sub-genres from roots reggae to jungle and features a wealth of vocal talent. Indeed a different guest on every track (bar the one instrumental) though

DAYTONER: Feel Like Jumping b/w Perfidious (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER:  Feel Like Jumping b/w Perfidious (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Feel like jumping? You will do when you’ve heard this as Daytoner is all set to drop another gold standard double sure-shot 45 by way of a follow-up to the last time he released a gold standard double sure-shot 45. As with that release, our man has gone all out to ensure that dope but previously digital only re-versions finally get the 45 release they always deserved. This time the focus is a pair of rocksteady edits as he turns

VARIOUS: Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979 To 1988

Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979 To 1988Most people probably won’t have pegged Boston, Mass. as a locus of quality roots reggae but for at least a decade from the late seventies onwards, it certainly was – as new Cultures Of Soul compilation, Take Us Home: Boston Roots Reggae From 1979 To 1988, decisively reveals. Turns out that not only was Boston digging reggae before 1979, it was digging it before Exodus boosted Bob

JSTAR meets MAX RUBADUB: Dem Nah Ready (Vinyl 7″)

JSTAR meets MAX RUBADUB:  Dem Nah Ready (Vinyl 7Is that thunder I hear? No? Someone’s got the engine of an eighteen wheeler ticking over outside? No? Well – an earthquake perhaps? Oh wait – no – it’s just the bass on the new JStar meets Max Rubadub 45 – Dem Nah Ready – a brisk (for dub) digi-dancehall monster, featuring Crosby on the mic for which neither ‘dem’ nor their bassbins will be in any way prepared. Expect your

BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC: Don’t Let It Pass (Vinyl 7″) + video

BAZZA RANKS feat. DYNAMITE MC:  Don't Let It Pass (Vinyl 7Next from Bazza Ranks is Don’t Let It Pass on which he hooks up veteran dancehall vocalist Dynamite MC with yet another bass-heavy bashment beat on vinyl 7″. This time it’s so that Dyna can hold forth about how frustrating it is when you’re in a circle and something isn’t passed to you quickly enough. Oh what – like a dutchie’? Sort of. More ‘the purple’ in this case. I wonder


THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL:  Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7If you’re already known for releasing funk, soul and hip-hop whither next if you’re looking to expand generically? Why – reggae of course! Step forward Rocafort Records with their first drop of the new year featuring Swiss production team (not to mention certified reggae addicts) The Circle Of Confusion along with Jamaican vocal legend Cornell Campbell. Hole In The Ceiling is the rootsy

MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Albums 2018

Based on a highly complex algorithm derived from how often shit gets played on the MB sound system, this chart details the monkey’s biggest albums of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Tracks – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – RWW II

It’s the double whammy! RWW get the LP and track top slots with their mix of rocksteady, soul and sixties rnb!