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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
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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
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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
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THE CIRCLE OF CONFUSION feat. CORNELL CAMPBELL: Hole In The Ceiling (Vinyl 7″)

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
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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!
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MONKEYBOXING.COM – Top 10 Tracks 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 tracks of 2018!
(See Monkeyboxing.com – Top 10 Albums – 2018 HERE)

1. Reggae Workers Of The World – Pot Of Gold

Irresistible rocksteady opener from the LP
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BEATS & CULTURE: Snake Pit (Stove Mix)(JUNGLE FIRE) b/w Lokums & Matches (PALOV & A. ANGELIDES)(Vinyl 7″)

The second of two dope sevens from the new collaboration between the Beats & Culture Youtube channel and Melting Records is this – a 45 featuring L.A. outfit Jungle Fire on the one side and Athenian producer Palov and his guitar-toting homie A.Angelides on the flip. The former provides the spaghetti Western-tinged rootsy dub of Snake Pit (The Stove Mix) an appropriately hypnotic and
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DAYTONER: Apache Street/ Michael’s Incredible Twin (Vinyl 7″)

DAYTONER:  Apache Street/ Michael's Incredible Twin (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Oohh hello, yes please! Daytoner takes time out from re-vitalising northern soul for the twenty-first century to do the decent thing and oversee a vinyl release for a brace of his previously digital-only ‘Shedits’ – Apache Street and Michael’s Incredible Twin. You remember – they both employ the Apache break to devastating effect and deliver a punch that Luke Cage would
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BAZZA RANKS & SLEEPYTIME GHOST meets SHUMBA YOUTH & NATTY CAMPBELL: Rip It Up

BAZZA RANKS & SLEEPYTIME GHOST meets SHUMBA YOUTH & NATTY CAMPBELL:  Rip It UpGhost Writerz’ Sleepytime Ghost and Dirty Dubster, Bazza Ranks, join forces and then invite up-and-coming toasters Shumba Youth and Natty Campbell along as well to make Rip It Up a vocal celebration of doing ting Sarf East London style. Cue much bass bin-shredding antics and no fewer than four different mixes. That’ll be the original, the Fleck dnb version, the instro and the
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CAPITOL 1212: Love Will Tear Us Apart

CAPITOL 1212:  Love Will Tear Us ApartRating: ★★★★★ October’s first instalment of top reggae nuggets you didn’t see coming is this – Love Will Tear Us Apart. Oh what – as in, “Love – love will tear us apart – again,” sung in minor key? Yes, that Love Will Tear Us Apart. But not as we know it. For while a minor key unfailingly elicits a ‘Who the hell put this on? It’s on random! For fuck’s sake – Jon, yes please mate!’ response in
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