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    From the acclaimed Alpha Steppa album ‘Raise The Ark’ – due to popular demand Steppas Records have finally unleashed the until now much sought after dubplate ‘Dear Friend’ featuring one of the most innovative and loved modern reggae, hip-hop and bass music artists of our time; Pupajim of Stand High Patrol. Alpha Steppa’s unique heavyweight...
    A roots reggae vibe, a nonchalant melody…We’re kicking back, Jamaican style, with a glass of warm beer poured from the latest collaboration between O.B.F. & Nazamba. Drinking a cold beer in a hot country isn’t necessarily the best idea. Your body starts to think that it’s cold, and slows the perspiration that helps you to control your temperature....
    The Gyrators come forward with two Studio 1 re-licks of Sound Dimension's all time classic "Real Rock" and instrumental version of Carlton & The Shoes "Happy Land"
    Tuff late 80s/early 90s vocal roots cut from Stallion, original Virgo Stomach 12” stock just found..limited quantities housed in new company sleeve from Freedom Sounds..check it, don’t miss it..
    Great selection of Johnny Clarke’s work with J.A. producer Blackbeard from the 80s (A-Side) & 70s (B-Side). Featuring “Ride On Girl” “African Girl” “Everyday Wondering”
    Limited repress of rare 80s roots dancehall album from one of the most underrated singers Horace Martin, featuring updated classic rhythms as "Real Rock" "Stalag" "Danger In Your Eyes"
    Eight Unreleased Digital Roots tracks made in Nigeria in the late 80s, never released or pressed, if not on a couple of test presses made on recycled plastic. Surely it includes some of the most interesting Reggae Music made in the Roots Land call Nigeria!
    Prince BusterAfrica - Islam - RevolutionA Rock Steady & Reggae Manifesto 1966-72Earth Sound
    Its a MONSTER!!! Just back in stock... CD only compilation from Earth Sound Records of Prince Buster's late 60s early 70s militant early roots recordings. 12 tracks featuring "Earthquake" "Message To The Black Man" "Sata Masa Gana" "Seven Wonders Of The World" and many more. Superb sleeve notes on fold out digipak case. Prince of peace not a prince...
    The 5th release on Italian label Dig This Way, featuring singer Keithus I and roots band The Royal Horses. Dub version mixed by Roberto Sanchez. Issued in drawn paper picture sleeve.
    1984 tuff roots single from Michael Palmer and producer Jah Thomas with Sly & Robbie version on the flip.
    This music project grew up with the idea to build a selection of some of the best tracks of the great Eugene 'Yonachak' Cline, genius producer, multi-instrumentist and singer from St Lucia.A side opening track Too Much Confusion is a Deep & Obscure Roots Suffering track recorded back in the mid-70's. It receive now, for the first time, an instrumental...
    RemarksThis tune was Recorded at Harry J. The Africans - were a duo - Keith Simms and Winston Palmer. Over the years another singer joined the group, Patrick Green, but the foundation was Keith and Winston. 'Cock Mouth, Kill Cock' is a slow heavy skank featuring it seems Now Gen on rhythm. The title and the lyrics concern themselves with braggers and...
    Welcome return of Jamaican 80s dancehall singer Half Pint, produced by Linval Thompson & Roberto Sanchez.
    Keith Rowe is the Keith of Keith And Tex. They had a massive hit with 'Stop That Train' produced by Derrick Harriott. That was the Rock Steady era. By the mid-seventies Keith was solo and did a nice recut of 'Tonight' recorded in America and produced by himself.A move back to Jamaica - connected him up with Lee Perry. Old Scratch was making a name for...
    Another serious heavy duty roots tune from KC. If he had made more tunes like this he would have been a major reggae star. This one as got the lot - militant reality lyrics. A great Wailers style rhythm. And some great vocals from KC sung with great passion. What people must remember about this era - is that the amount of music coming out was so much...
    For lovers of the Roots era in Jamaican music 1971-1975. The 'No No No' song will be forever linked to Big Youth's massive hit for Gussie Clarke - 'Screaming Target'. Much later most of us discovered the original vocal cut was by KC White. Most of us also assumed it was produced by the man. But then it turns out that Gussie was into serioustrading of...
    New roots vocal cut from Luciano on the "Dreader Than dread" riddim produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Roberto Sanchez.
    Great new vocal cut on the "Mr Bassie" riddim produced by Roberto Sanchez and Linval Thompson.
    Recorded at Federal and released in 1973. And featuring Inner Circle on rhythm . They provide a sound that comes very close to the Now Gen sound. Which was the main band at Federal studios during this time. Stare McCallum is the producer on this tune. This is another great song from The Africans. For lovers of the Country style - it is actually a must....
    New roots vocal cut on the "Dreader Than Dread" riddim produced by Linval Thompson and mixed by Roberto Sanchez.
    Coming by the way of Lloyd Norris' supreme 'Magnum Force' label is the killer roots revive by the late Edi Fitzroy named 'Bad Boy'. Originally voiced in 1981 at King Tubby's studio over the recognisable 'Money Money' version with the backing weight of The Aggrovators. Friend and mentor in the business Striker Lee gave the riddim to Norris who was had...
    Black Ark In Dub is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "Featuring a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded at the Black Ark just before its demise, Black Ark In Dub features bass heavy spooky dub deconstructions of ‘Jah Love Is Sweeter’, ‘Ethiopia’, ‘Lion A De Winner’, ‘Open The Gate’, ‘Guideline,’...
    Black Ark In Dub is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "Featuring a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded at the Black Ark just before its demise, Black Ark In Dub features bass heavy spooky dub deconstructions of ‘Jah Love Is Sweeter’, ‘Ethiopia’, ‘Lion A De Winner’, ‘Open The Gate’, ‘Guideline,’...
    Black Ark Vol. 2 is another piece of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s limitless musical puzzle. "It’s a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded around Jamaica =just before the demise of Perry’s famed Black Ark Studio. Black Ark Vol. 2 is the follow up album to the acclaimed Black Ark In Dub that unsurprisingly for an Upsetter release, took a different...
    Walyn (Wallen or affectionally known as 'Pacey") hails from Clarendon, Jamaica. Growing up with Everton Blender they founded their his first youth band called "Everton & The Blenders" and for years played and sang on the northcoast circuit of Jamaica in hotels of the tourist strongholds. Back in 1978 a young "Pacey" recorded 'Jah Is My Light' at Channel...
    Collected together here as Ancient Harmonies on a 2CD, 6-panel digipack with 12-page book are the four LPs, Rising Sun, Rockers Comes East, One Step Dub, and Blowing With The Wind. Recorded at Channel One, Tuff Gong, Dynamic, HC&F and Creative Sound with engineers including Scientist, Soldgie, Phillip Smart and Steven Stanley, the hardcore steppers...
    • FIRST OFFICIAL RE-ISSUE OF THE ICONIC ALBUM ON CD• MOST TRACKS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DIGITALLY• SLEEVE NOTES BY LEE PERRY BIOGRAPHER, DAVID KATZ Released in 1972, the Junior Byles single ‘Beat Down Babylon’ provided one of the clearest indications to dateof the impending roots sound that would soon dominate reggae. The immense popularity...
    Released on Greensleeves in 1990 to glowing reviews ‘Blowing With The Wind’ went on to be Pablo’s most successful album since the seventies. The mix of nyahbinghi drumming and hardcore steppers was embraced big time by the new age sound-system culture bringing Pablo’s far east sound to a whole new audience. A successful tour of Japan followed...
    The release of  Rising Son in 1986 on Greensleeves began a new era for Augustus Pablo edging his Rockers revolution into the digital age. In his own words  Rising uon “mix-up the vibes a little more” from  steppers like ‘Pipers of Zion’, revival reggae ‘African Frontline’ and the deep and heavy ‘The Day Before The Riot’....
    • 13 TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILABLE ON CD• INCLUDES 6 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS• THE ALBUM’S FIRST GLOBAL REISSUE ON CD Originally released by Creole Records in 1978, “Roots, Rock Reggae” primarily served as a showcase vehicle for the most recent productions of Phil Mathias and his Big Phil label. Comprising 14 tracks of the highest...
    Lovely mellow vibes instrumental of the timeless Conquering Lion rhythm. Diggory’s playing empathizes with the original and is reminiscent of some of Pablo’s similar xylophone outings. Nice dub on the flipside and comes in a hand stamped bag.
    Run Come Rally aka ‘Jah Speak with Lighntning and Thunder’ is a stone-cold classic of the early roots movement. Recorded by Lee Perry at Black Ark Studios in 1974, the tune is haunting and stirring in equal measures. Paired with its atmospheric dub, this is music to uplift and inspire. Comes in a hand stamped bag.
    Unreleased 80s roots tune from Culture recorded with Rodguel "Blackbeard" Sinclair. Two mixes no dub.
    Johnny Clarke's 1984 version of the Junior Byles roots classic, produced by Tappa Zukie's brother Rodguel 'Blackbeard' Sinclair.
    Never released before on 7" taken from his wicked 1985 album "Watermelon Man" with version on the flip. Don't leave..One of 5 new Mister Tipsy reissues.
    2nd of two unreleased tunes from Culture recorded in the mid 80s with J.A. producer Blackbeard.
    Brand new Roots tune from Keith & Tex of “Stop That Train” fame, with backing from Soul Of Africa band. Check it..
    Superb 80s roots vocal cut on the same riddim as Horace Martin "See Me Ya" with version on the flip, produced by Blackbeard.
    Summer Vibez! The "explosive " new single from Brixton Heights Records is a limited 500 copies 7" edition not to be missed, pressed on a heavy weight 70g vinyl in a yellow colour artwork. The A side features legendary MC and Brixton local Brother Culture with his Balance. The talented singer and author delivers a conscious ganja tune with deep lyrics...
    The Blackstones wicked re-lick of the Joe Higgs’s ska classic “Change Of Plan” recorded with top Italian label Aloevera, while the flip has The Officinalis superb jazz ska instrumental "Santantonio Special"
    Robert Ffrench originally laid this one down in Creative Sound Studio in Kingston in 1985, but it could well be hot off the press yesterday. Here it comes as a nice extended mix by DJ Shortie with some superb studio effects and spaced out trickery. Its sleek futuristic sound comes from the interstellar dancehall lead synth, a stunning thing that twists...
    Roots reggae stepper released on B.B. Seaton's album Reggae Land. Strong actual lyrics, heavy dub "The People's Dub". Previously unreleased on 7inch.
    Bomb LP! The legendary tune “Play On Mr. Music” from a documentary film “Roots Rock Reggae” comes alive. This compilation celebrates some uncommon gems from the greatest golden years of the Black Ark Studio and Lee Perry’s works. “Play On Mr Music” by the Upsetter Revue featuring The Heptones, The Congos and Junior Murvin, had long...
    For Those Who Understand is a collection of raw dubs as played on the Boom Shacka Lacka Sound System between 1991 and 1995. Eight of the best have been collated for this hard hitting long player which is often spoken about as something of a classic of the genre. Each of the tracks has been twisted, tweaked and laden with plenty of effects so that synths...
    Killer new roots vocal cut from Fikir Amlak with producer Michel Kultrun dub version on the flip. check it..
    Deep roots from the late 70s from Winston McAnuff & The Black Kush band, 1st time on 7" vinyl limited edition of 500.
    Long out of print deep roots from Jamaican singer Winston McAnuff, 1st time on 7" vinyl limited edition of 500 worldwide. All Roots Vibration releases come in thick coloured company sleeves.
    Killer vocal roots cut long out of print with The Fatman Riddim section. Limited edition of 500 worldwide.
    Great rockers recut of "Creation" from Shanti Yalah with Spanish producer Roberto Snachez at the controls.
    2nd of two brand new tunes from veteran Jamaican roots singer Willi Williams on top form for producer Roberto Sanchez..Check it!