Dub Echoes - Album Sonic Excursions In Dub and Beyond

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    • Roots Manuva – Witness (Walworth Road Rockers Dub)
    • Rebel MC / Congo Natty – Creation Rebel
    • Disrupt – Sega Beats
    • Dub Syndicate – Forever More
    • Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox
    • King Tubby – Psalms of Drums
    • Kode9 and Spaceape – Sine Of The Dub
    • Andre 'Suku' Gray – Sign Rhythm
    • U Roy and Francois K – Rootsman
    • King Tubby – Ruffer Version
    • LV featuring Dandelion – CCTV
    • Rhythm & Sound with Cornell Campbell – King In My Empire
    • King Tubby – Jah Jah Jehovah Version
    • Digital Dubs vs. Dubiterian – Deb Dub
    • The Congos – Congo Man Chant
    • Cotti – Run Tings
    • The Upsetters – Rejoicing Skank
    • 1. Witness (Walworth Road Rockers Dub)
    • 2. Creation Rebel
    • 3. Sega Beats
    • 4. Forever More
    • 5. Dirtbox
    • 6. Psalms of Drums
    • 7. Sine Of The Dub
    • 8. Sign Rhythm
    • 9. Rootsman
    • 10. Ruffer Version
    • 11. CCTV
    • 12. King In My Empire
    • 13. Jah Jah Jehovah Version
    • 14. Deb Dub
    • 15. Congo Man Chant
    • 16. Run Tings
    • 17. Rejoicing Skank

    Soul Jazz Records' journey into Dub and beyond, released to coincide with the new DVD film. Featuring an array of both legendary and current artists and producers connected to Dub.


    This monster double CD / triple LP is a lightning journey through Dub featuring Jamaican originators such as King Tubby, Lee Perry, Prince Jammy and Bunny Lee, alongside electronic futurists and Dubstep artists such as Kode9, Harmonic 313 (Warp) and LV (Hyperdub), as well as hip hop pioneer Roots Manuva and original junglist Congo Natty. Musical worlds collide as Francois Kervorkian meets Jamaican DJ legend U-Roy, and German techno giants Rhythm & Sound meet Cornell Campbell.


    This album is a celebration of all things Dub and related, featuring rare classics alongside new tracks from the pioneers and futurists of this electronic musical form.

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    NB. REGION FREE DOUBLE-SIDED PAL/NTSC COMPATIBLE !!!

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      This album includes Freddie McGregor, Willie Williams, Cornell Campbell, Alton Ellis, Devon Russell alongside some of the defining crack-session men groups of Jamaican reggae history - The Sound Dimension, Brentford All-Stars, The Skatalites, New Establishment and more. As ever the album is filled with a mixture of seminal cuts and super-rarities from the vast vaults of 13 Brentford Road.

      Stand-out tracks include Alton Ellis’s Blackish White, a surreal and powerful Afro-centric dream, Count Ossie Nyabinghi and Rastafarian drummers genre-defying interpretation of Booker T and The MGs ‘Meditation’, Willie Williams awe-inspiring versioning of the Skatalites' seminal Rastafari anthem Addis Ababa and many, many more.

      This album has been fully digitally remastered, analog cut and packaged complete with the following: Original sleevenotes by Lloyd Bradley (author of When Reggae Was King), compiled by Mark Ainley (Honest Jons), high-quality Soul Jazz mastering, wicked images of Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari on the cover, and a rare image of Clement Dodd and musicians inside the studio at Studio One on the full colour inner sleeves.

      REVIEWS:

      "Having established himself as one of Jamaica's top producers the day Studio One opened its doors in the early '60s, Clement "Coxsone" Dodd was unable to maintain his status during the roots era of the subsequent decade. This can be attributed to a couple of factors. One was Dodd's apparent reluctance to record the new, overtly Rasta-inspired music. The other was an infusion of new blood into the Jamaican music business. Eager to make a name for themselves, producers like Joe Gibbs, Bunny Lee, Lee "Scratch" Perry, and Winston "Niney" Holness managed to supplant the island's "big three" (Dodd, Duke Reid, and Prince Buster) in the process, driving the music's evolution in the '70s.

      There isn't a weak number across these 16 tracks, from the Gaylads' ode to "Africa" and Devon Russell's version of the heavyweight "Drum Song" rhythm, to a trio of stunning instrumentals: Jackie Mittoo and the Cyclones with nyahbinghi drummer Count Ossie on "Meditation," Lenny Hibbert's sparkling vibe work over Mittoo's "Ghetto Organ" ("More Creation"), and Sound Dimension's "Congo Rock."

      The music of this compilation is of a rare, rare beauty and is essential to anyone's reggae collection." All Music

      • The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
      • Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
      • Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
      • Bunny & Skitter – Lumumbo
      • Willie Williams & The All Stars – Addis A Baba
      • L.Crosdale With Drummond Bago & the Rebel Group – Set Me Free
      • Leroy Wallace & The New Establishment – Far Beyond
      • Lennie Hibbert – More Creation
      • Alton Ellis & The Sound Dimension – Blackish White
      • Winston Jarrett & The Sound Dimension – Fear Not
      • Devon Russell – Drum Song
      • The Gaylads – Africa
      • Black Brothers & The New Establishment – School Children
      • Linton Cooper & The Brentford Disco Set – You'll Get Your Pay
      • Sound Dimension – Congo Rock
      • Zoot Simms – African Challenge
      • 1. The Cyclones With Count Ossie – Meditation
      • 2. Cornell Campbell & The Brentford Rockers – Natty Don't Go
      • 3. Freddy Mcgregor With The Sound Dimension – Africa Here I Come
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      Steve ReidNova (1976)Soul Jazz Records

      New edition of this seminal album available as a 1000 copies edition only on new premium RED vinyl!

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      'A truly phenomenal artist.' GILLES PETERSON

      'Steve Reid is one of the greatest drummers. He is a musical genius' KIERAN HEBDEN (Four Tet)

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      As a radical jazz artist, Steve Reid played with an extraordinary group of artists – including Miles Davis, Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, James Brown, Ornette Coleman, Lester Bowie, Freddie Hubbard, Jackie McLean, Dionne Warwick, Archie Shepp, Chief Bey, Olatunji, Arthur Blythe, , Dextor Gordon, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sam Rivers, Leon Thomas, Lonnie Smith and Horace Silver!

      Reid was born in the South Bronx, and grew up in Queens, New York. He played in the house band at Harlem's Apollo Theatre, accompanying James Brown, as well as playing in Sun Ra's Arkestra. He lived next to John Coltrane, worked in a department store with Ornette Coleman, had a son who played drums with NWA. He began his career as a teenager in the 1960s as a drummer at Motown when he played on Martha and The Vandellas "Heatwave" (aged 14).

      At the end of the 1960s Reid was sentenced to four years in jail as a conscientious objector of the Vietnam war. On his release from prison in 1974, he formed the Legendary Master Brotherhood and started the independent record label, Mustevic Sound, to release his debut LP Nova in 1976. This album is released in its entirety and with full original cover art here. Nova was the first in a series of stunning independent records he released in the 1970s.

      At the start of the 21st century, his career took a new twist when Steve Reid began a successful collaboration with Kieran Hebden (Four Tet). Hebden referred to Reid as his ‘musical soul mate’, resulting in a number of joint albums.

      Steve Reid died in New York in 2010. Subsequently the Steve Reid Foundation was set up in his name, to help aspiring musicians and artists.

      • Steve Reid – Nova
      • Steve Reid – Lions Of Juda
      • Steve Reid – Free Spirits-Unknown
      • Steve Reid – Long Time Black
      • Steve Reid – Sixth House
      Arthur RussellThe World Of Arthur RussellSoul Jazz Records

      New fully remastered re-release of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘The World of Arthur Russell’, the seminal collection of Arthur Russell’s essential music back in print on awesome limited-edition heavy deluxe triple vinyl and deluxe CD edition.

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      This album brings together some of Russell’s best-loved and most accessible works including his wide-ranging music both solo and in groups including Dinosaur L (the essential ‘Go Bang’), Loose Joints (the equally classic ‘Is It All Over My Face’) as well as rarities such as the 7” only ‘Pop Your Funk’, Indian Ocean’s ‘Schoolbell/Treehouse’, Lola’s ‘Wax The Van’ and more.

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      “Arthur Russell fused the avant-garde with disco and sounds like nothing else on earth.” The GUARDIAN

      “Russell is the great enigma of the New York music scene” THE WIRE

      “Simply one of the best compilations of this or any year.” RECORD COLLECTOR

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      Arthur Russell’s music effortlessly crossed musical boundaries making it timeless. His dance music credentials are faultless and this collection features mixes from Larry Levan, Françcois Kervorkian and Walter Gibbons. Similarly, his song-writing, musicality and performance skills are equally cherished as composer Philip Glass wrote, ‘this was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on earth has ever done before or will do again.’

      When Soul Jazz Records’ The World of Arthur Russell first came out in 2003, Russell’s music had slipped into near obscurity. Nearly 18 years later there are over a dozen releases of his music, reissues of his original albums and more. ‘The World of Arthur Russell’ is the classic first collection of his work available once more.

      • Dinosuar L – Go Bang (Francois K Mix)
      • Lola – Wax The Van
      • Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face (Larry Levan Mix)
      • Arthur Russell – Keeping Up
      • Arthur Russell – In The Light Of The Miracle
      • Arthur Russell – A Little Lost
      • Loose Joints – Pop Your Funk
      • Arthur Russell – Lets Go Swimming (Walter Gibbons Mix)
      • Dinosuar L – In The Cornbelt (Larry Levan Mix)
      • Arthur Russell – Treehouse
      • Indian Ocean – Schoolbell/Treehouse (Walter Gibbons Mix)
      Two Synths, A Guitar (And) A Drum Machine - Soul Jazz Records #1 Post Punk DanceSoul Jazz Records

      OUT NOW!

      Soul Jazz Records new ‘Two Synths, A Guitar (and) A Drum Machine’ is a new collection of current D-I-Y post-punk bands shaped by the mutant sounds of no wave, punk funk and New York Noise bands from the late 70s and early 80s that collided with the world of underground dance music found at the Paradise Garage, Mudd Club in New York City (ESG, Arthur Russell, Bush Tetras, Talking Heads, Suicide, Liquid Liquid).

      Other influences cited here include Manchester and Sheffield’s industrial post-punk sounds of the 1980s (Joy Division, Cabaret Voltaire, Gang of Four) as well as the 1970s German electronic experimentalism of Cluster, Neu!, Harmonia and Can.

      Featured artists from around the globe include Los Angeles D-I-Y band Automatic, New Fries from Toronto, artist/music collaborators Toresch from Germany, Susumu Makai from Japan/UK, Vex Ruffin from the Phillipines/California and Madmadmad, Gramme, Tom of England and other UK groups

      That all the bands featured here manage to make distinctive contemporary music out of these 80s roots is testament to the wide range of other musics that are seamlessly absorbed into a modern melting pot of sound – hip-hop, the electronic European avant-garde, rave culture, and more.

      The double vinyl comes in two editions:

      1) Limited edition indies EXCLUSIVE heavyweight green double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

      2) Limited edition heavyweight black double vinyl housed in bespoke individual inner sleeves with its own free pull-out fanzine on the groups featured.

      The album is also available as a CD and digital release

      • Automatic – Too Much Money
      • Zongamin – Underwater Paramid
      • New Fries – Lily
      • Vex Ruffin & Fab 5 Freddy – The Balance
      • Ixna – Somebody Said
      • Leroy Duncann – Dream River
      • Tom Of England – Neon Green
      • Toresch – Tocar
      • Becker & Mukai – La Rivière des Perles
      • Gramme – Discolovers
      • Niagara – Ida
      • Charles Manier – Sift Through Art Collecting People
      • Black Deer – Baseball Shorts
      • Madmadmad – Hot Disco
      • Wino D – Untitled
      Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

      Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

      The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

      The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

      The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

      The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

      Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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      REVIEWS:

      "It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

      "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

      "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT

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      *Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album due to legal reasons. Sorry for this error!

      • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
      • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
      • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
      • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
      • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
      • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
      • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
      • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
      • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
      • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
      • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
      • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
      • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
      • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
      • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
      • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
      • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
      • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
      • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
      • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
      • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
      • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
      • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
      • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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      Studio One Rockers (Black vinyl edition)Soul Jazz Records

      Owned and founded by Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Studio One's output serves as a comprehensive guide to the history of Reggae music. The music on Studio One Rockers covers all areas of Reggae such as Ska, Rocksteady, Roots and Dancehall, all areas in which Studio One led the field.


      Studio One Rockers features many legendary Studio One tracks brought together for the first time by Soul Jazz Records. From the beginning of Reggae, when the Skatalites developed a new sound of Ska in 1962 up until today, Studio One has been the number one innovator in Jamaican music.


      Included in this compilation are classic Ska tracks ("Phoenix City"), Rocksteady ("Feel Like Jumping"), Roots music ("Truth and Rights"), Dancehall (Freddy McGregor, Michigan and Smiley) and many more.


      Featured here are many of the classic tracks from Studio One. From Dawn Penn's legendary "No, No, No" to classics such as Horace Andy's "Skylarking" and Marcia Griffith's "Feel Like Jumping".


      The Coxsone Soundsystem in the early 60s was one of the three main soundsystems operating in Jamaica alongside his competitors, Prince Buster and Duke Reid. The Studio One catalogue is possibly the largest in Jamaican music and this release is the first in a series of Studio One compilations on Soul Jazz Records.


      This album comes with an in depth interview with Mr C.S. Dodd, about how he set up and ran his record label in the 1960s and 1970s.


      "Compilation of the month. 100% Essential" SEVEN "Compilation of the month. A compilation of unbelievable quality. Awesome" MUZIK "A who's who of Jamaican music" MUSICWEEK "An essential slice of musical history" WAX "The most credible compilation of reggae you can 

      • Sound Dimension – Real Rock
      • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping
      • Freddy Mcgregor – Bobby Babylon
      • Horace Andy – Skylarking
      • Lennie Hibbert – Village Soul
      • Brentford All-Stars – Greedy G
      • Johnny Osbourne – Truth And Rights
      • Ernest Ranglin – Surfin
      • Michigan & Smiley – Eye Of Danger
      • Dawn Penn – No, No, No
      • The Skatalites – Phoenix City
      • Prince Jazzbo – Crabwalking
      • Jackie Mittoo – Hot Milk
      • Lone Ranger – Badder Dan Dem
      • Cedric Brooks – Ethiopia
      Deutsche Elektronische Musik 4Soul Jazz Records

      This is the new instalment of Soul Jazz Records’ ground-breaking Deutsche Elektronische Musik series, ‘A near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music’ (The Guardian).

      This latest edition features many of the classic German electronic and Krautrock groups from the 1970s & 80s – including Can, Amon Duul II, Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, Agitiation Free, Roedelius – as well as a host of lesser known artists such as Dzyan, Klauss Weiss, Gruppe Between and many more.

      Deutsche Elektronische rarities unearthed on the album include Kalacakra (whose fan-base included the great Moondog!) and their superb ‘Nearby Shiras,’ taken from their super-rare spiritual/psychedelic private press concept album Crawling to Lhasa, from 1972.

      Deutsche Elektronische 4 includes a wealth of German electronic experimental artists – the seminal pioneering group Harmonia (Roedelius, Moebius and Michael Rother), avant-garde guru Conrad Schnitzler as well as lesser known synthetic artists such as Klauss Weiss, Deutsche Wertarbeit, E.M.A.K. (Electronische Musik Aus Koln), Gunter Schickert and others.

      Finally, the album also features an array of heavy and progressive German cosmic rock groups – Dzyan, Virus and the amazing Turkish/German tripped out sound of Alex’s ‘Patella Black’, recorded at Can’s Inner Space in 1973, produced by Holger Czukay and Jackie Liebezeit.

      Deutsche Elektronische 4 comes with extensive newly commissioned sleevenotes by David Stubbs, author of the seminal books ‘Future Days: Krautrock and the building of Modern Germany’, ‘Mars By 1980: The story of Electronic Music’, and ‘Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy’.

      This album comes as a heavyweight triple vinyl edition with full colour inner sleeves, as well as a deluxe double CD edition with outsize booklet and slipcase. Both formats include full liner notes and extensive rare photography.

      • Alex – Patella Black
      • Klaus Weiss – Driving Sequences
      • Can – I'm So Green
      • Agitation Free – Laila, Part II
      • Deutsche Wertarbeit – Guten Abend, Leute
      • Amon Düül II – Wolf City
      • Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen
      • Klaus Weiss – Pink Sails
      • Virus – My Strand-Eyed Girl
      • Conrad Schnitzler – Ballet Statique
      • Kalacakra – Nearby Shiras
      • EMAK – Tanz In Den Himmel
      • Et Cetera – Mellodrama 2a
      • Between – Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I
      • Roedelius – Halmharfe
      • Dzyan – Dragonsong
      • Harmonia – Deluxe (Immer Wieder)
      • Günter Schickert – Suleika
      • Witthüser & Westrupp – Schöpfung (1. Mose 1)
      Enrique Rodriguez and The Negra Chiway BandFase LiminalSoul Jazz Records

      Powerful new spiritual jazz from Chile on Soul Jazz Records!

      This album comes as a very limited one-off unique pressing of 1000-edition vinyl, limited editon CD and digital release.

      Enrique Rodríguez and the Negra Chiway Band group have an instantly powerful and unique sound that is reminiscent of the ensembles of Sun Ra and his Arkestra as well as Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, one that channels the righteous spirits of Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and McCoy Tyner together with a stunning Latin rhythmical and new consciousness and percussive energy. Added to this are elements of the Samurai film soundtracks of Akira Kurosawa, Popol Vuh’s musical spirituality (especially their work with film director Werner Herzog), Tibetan Buddhism and over-blowing chants, that all combine to give a truly unique new sound.

      Enrique Rodríguez is a composer, percussionist, keyboardist, and producer from Santiago, Chile, whose work shows many similarities with the music featured on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection ‘Kaleidoscope - New Spirts Known and Unknown’, featuring new forward-looking jazz artists including Mathew Halsall, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and Makaya McCraven.

      Like all these artists, Rodríguez’s work is a progressive and experimental fusion of earlier influences that combine into a new and definitely 21st century ground-breaking sound that, on account of its South American setting, give the group its truly unique feeling. Hypnotic modal piano riffs, powerful brass and flutes, an army of Latin percussion instruments, and addictive vocal chants all combine in this powerful mix of radical 60s Afro-centric jazz, eastern spirituality and cosmology, and Latin American rhythmical movement.

      Awesome!

      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – No Quiero Seguir Así
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Acabar de Conocerse
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Paso Firme
      • Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ? (Alternate Take)
      • 1. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Dónde ?
      • 2. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Descenso
      • 3. Enrique Rodriquez and The Negra Chiway Band – Vindakalla-Welukan (Autoconfrontación)
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      KaleidoscopeSoul Jazz Records

      Soul Jazz Records’ new album ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ brings together many of the ground-breaking artists involved in the new jazz scene that has developed in the UK over the last few years. Featured artists include Matthew Halsall, Yazmin Lacey, Ill Considered, Tenderlonious, Theon Cross, Emma-Jean Thackray and many, many more in this ground-breaking release.

      As well as sharing a pioneering spirit in these new artists’ approach to frontier-crossing musical boundaries, a further theme of this album is that many also share a determination to independent practices - and most of these artists’ recordings featured here are either self-published or released on independent labels. While the attention of this new wave of jazz artists has up until now has been London-based, this album shows how this movement is spread across the whole of Britain (and indeed beyond).

      ‘Kaleidoscope – New Spirits Known and Unknown’ shows that while there is commonality in these artists approach to music, there is a wide variety of styles – from deep spiritual jazz, electronic experimentalisation, punk-edged funk, uplifting modal righteousness, deep soulful vocals and much more.

      Soul Jazz Records’ new release comes as a superb one-off pressing special deluxe triple album edition which comes with a bonus limited-edition one-off pressing 7" single, a standard triple album, and a deluxe double CD pack. This album also comes with extensive sleevenotes, artist interviews and exclusive photography.

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      Soul Jazz records are also releasing an exclusive one-off pressing double-headed 12” single featuring Theon Cross and Pokus released on the same day as the ‘Kaleidoscope’ album release. These two tracks do not feature on the vinyl edition of the album - this 12" single will will also be deleted on day of release.

      • Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
      • Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
      • Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
      • Ill Considered – Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt)
      • The Expansions – Mosaic
      • Chip Wickham – Red Planet
      • Levitation Orchestra – Odyssey
      • Emma-Jean Thackray – Walrus
      • Tenderlonious and The 22archestra – The Shakedown
      • Pokus – Pokus One
      • Theon Cross – Candace Of Meroe
      • Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Tanner's Tango
      • Collocutor – Gozo
      • Makaya McCraven – Untitled
      • Nat Birchall – Ancient World
      • Ruby Rushton – Moonlight Woman
      • Ebi Soda – Dimmsdale
      • The Cromagnon Band – Thunder Perfect
      • SEED Ensemble – Mirrors
      • Ishmael Ensemble – Kito's Theme
      • Vels Trio – Yellow Ochre (Part 1)
      • 1. Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – When The World Was One
      • 2. Yazmin Lacey – 90 Degrees
      • 3. Hector Plimmer – Communication Control
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      Theon Cross / PokusCandace of Meroe / Pokus OneSoul Jazz Records

      This is a one-time only pressing of this 12" single and will be deleted on release. Two killer tracks that are not on the vinyl version of the Kaleidoscope album. Theon Cross's superb Candace of Meroe and Pokus' equally striking Pokus One

      • Theon Cross – Candace of Meroe
      • Pokus – Pokus One
      • Limited-edition one-off 12" single£12.99
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      Black RiotSoul Jazz Records

      VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

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      LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

      Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

      Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

      Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

      Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

      This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).


      • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
      • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
      • The Terrorist – RK1
      • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
      • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
      • The Freaky – Time and Age
      • Trip One – Snowball Remix
      • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
      • New Vision – Way Of Life
      • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
      • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
      • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
      • New 2×LP + Download Code + Limited Edition Graphic story£24.00
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      • CD plus Limited Edition Graphic story£12.00
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      • MP3 Release£7.99
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      Dub Echoes DVD (2009)Directed by Bruno Natal

      'Dub Echoes' DVD out now on Soul Jazz Records!!!!!! 'Dub Echoes' is a newly produced film about Dub, featuring an incredible array of artists, both original Jamaican artists - U Roy, King Jammy, Lee Perry, Sly Dunbar, Bunny Lee (to name a few), alongside a similarly awe-inspiring array of artists who have been taken Dub into new directions in electronic dance music - Kode9, Roots Manuva, Howie B, Adrian Sherwood and many more. Directed by Bruno Natal over a three year period, this is a killer film to be watched over and over again! covering Dub in all its different guises. The DVD comes with loads of extra features, dub mixes and more. Essential!

      NB. REGION FREE DOUBLE-SIDED PAL/NTSC COMPATIBLE !!!

      REVIEWS

      The Guardian

        Studio One Dub Vol 2Soul Jazz Records

        Studio One Dub 2 is a second collection bringing together some of the finest dubs from the legendary Studio One Records, Kingston, Jamaica. Dub music was the creation of a generation of brilliant recording studio engineers in Jamaica. But although Clement "Coxsone" Dodd's Studio One is hailed as the greatest of the Jamaican recording labels, and although many talented engineers worked the board at Dodd's Brentford Road studio over the years (including Sylvan Morris, Syd Bucknor, Overton "Scientist" Brown and Dodd himself), Studio One was never typically known as a centre for dub. This is because for many fans the studio's commercial and stylistic heyday was in the 1960s, prior to the rise of dub as a distinct sub-genre of Jamaican music in the 1970s.

        By the 1970s, however, dub music was the rage in Jamaica's sound systems. Always the pioneer — and since Sylvan Morris had left the Studio One operation around 1972 — Coxsone supervised the dubs till leaving Jamaica at the end of the decade. This meant that for the most part, for example, the twelve Studio One dub albums released during the 1970s were mixed by Dodd himself, using the moniker "Dub Specialist." Throughout the decade, the mixes became more sophisticated and atmospheric.

        Along with the first volume of Studio One Dub, the cuts here demonstrate that Studio One's contribution to the innovative musical form of dub was substantial, and go straight to the head of listeners who feel that the only centres for dub were studios such as King Tubby's, Lee Perry's Black Ark, Channel One, or Joe Gibbs's. 

        The tracks on this compilation are taken from this period in the 1970s when dub was the cutting-edge of Jamaican music studio production. Most of them are the dub-version flip-sides of rare Jamaican 45s, and none have appeared on CD before. 

        Sleeve-notes are by Michael E. Veal, author of Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae (Wesleyan University Press, 2007).

        • Sound Dimension – I'll Be Around
        • Soundstorm – Dub Rock
        • Albert and the Gladiators – Watch Out Version
        • Brentford Reggae Band – Moses Version
        • Brentford Disco Set – Peace Version
        • Brentford Disco Set – Natty Ting A Ling PT.2
        • Marcia Griffiths – Feel Like Jumping PT.2
        • Drum Bago and The Rebel Group – Reggae Version
        • St. Ct. and The Gladiators Band – Soul Locks
        • Freddie and Sound Dimension – How Could You Version
        • Sound Dimension Band – Run Run Version
        • Holt and Sound Dimension – Any Where Version
        • Alton and Sound Vendors – Live and Dub
        • Freddie Mckay – Drunken Sailor Version
        • Ital Sound – Welding
        • Dub Specialist – Dar Es Salaam
        • Dub Specialist – Always Dubbing
        • Dub Specialist – Mojo Papa
        Studio One Dub Fire SpecialSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new ‘Studio One Dub Fire Special’ brings together 18 heavyweight dub cuts all recorded at 13 Brentford Road in the 1970s.

        Featuring a stellar selection of dub cuts to classic and foundation songs recorded at Studio One with music from the legendary in-house bands - The Sound Dimension, New Establishment, Soul Defenders and Brentford All-Stars – featuring the likes of reggae’s finest musicians - Jackie Mittoo, Leroy Sibbles, Cedric Brooks, Freddie McGregor and more.

        These fresh dub sounds employed the mighty mixing desk skills of The Dub Specialist, aka Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd and studio engineer supremo Sylvan Morris to full effect. Studio One Dub Fire Special features our latest chapter of raw, stripped-down bass and drum sounds direct from Studio One.

        "Brilliant, absolutely superb collection, a hand-picked selection of dubs straight out of Studio One" David Rodigan

        * (no digital in USA)

        • – Cairo
        • – Lourenco Marques
        • – Callie Roots
        • – Libra Dub
        • – Dakar
        • – Better Dub
        • – Rockers Hop
        • – Roots Dub
        • – Moving Dub
        • – Just Can't Dub
        • – Meet 7 Million
        • – Scorpio Dub
        • – Nairobi
        • – Dub Creation
        • – Virgo Dub
        • – This Race
        • – Darker Black
        • – Capricorn Dub
        Acid - Can You Jack?Soul Jazz Records

        Following on from our new Acid-Mysterons Invade The Jackin' Zone, 

        Soul Jazz Records are re-releasing theis long out of print classic album Acid – Can You Jack? Chicago Acid and Experimental House 1985-95.

        Double CD set with 48-page outsize booklet and slipcase. Two separate volume of super-loud heavyweight 180gm double vinyl (each with free download codes) housed in heavyweight sleeves. Also now available here as an exclusive to this site  digital download for the first time.

        The extensive sleevenotes to this release charting the phenomenal rise of Chicago house and acid music are written by Tim Lawrence, author or the the definitive book on dance music ‘Love Saves The Day’, as well as the Arthur Russell biography Hold On To Your Dreams: Arthur Russell and the Downtown Music Scene 1973-92.  Lawrence also wrote the text for Voguing and The House Ballroom Scene of New York, 1989-92, also published by Soul Jazz Records/Books.

        The album features all-time classic full-length 12" tracks such as Phuture’s ‘Acid Trax’ and Sleezy D’s ‘I’ve Lost Control’, Jamie Principle’s ‘Baby Wants to Ride’ alongside many rare and experimental tracks including , Marshall Jefferson’s “Go Wild Rhythm Tracks”, Virgo's 'Take Me Higher' and many more.

        The large booklet also contains exclusive photos and interviews with a number of the key players in the birth and rise of Chicago’s original house music scene from originators like Jefferson, DJ Pierre and Adonis to second wave artists like Cajmere and Roy Davis Jnr.

        Killer!

        Reviews of Acid - Can You Jack?:

        'Impeccably timed compilation from Soul Jazz Records' Pitchfork

        'Soul Jazz can do no wrong in terms of compiling in my eyes' Resident Advisor

        'Suitably comprehensive, featuring many of the touchstone works now widely considered classics'XLR8R


        • Maurice – This Is Acid
        • The Sweat Boyz – Do You Want To Perculate
        • Virgo – Go Wild Rhythm Track
        • Mr Fingers – Beyond The Clouds
        • Tyree – Acid Crash
        • Phuture – Phuture Jacks
        • Fresh – Dum Dum Part 2
        • Roy Davis Jnr – Acid Bass
        • Sleezy D – I've Lost Control
        • Virgo Four – Take Me Higher
        • DJ Pierre – Box Energy
        • Frankie Knuckles featuring Jamie Principle – Baby Wants To Ride
        • Tyree – Acid Over
        • Green Velvet – Explorer
        • Two Of A Kind – Like This
        • Armando – Downfall
        • Phuture – Acid Tracks
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        Studio One DubStudio One DubSoul Jazz Records

        Continuing the Studio 1 Series this album features classic and rare Dub tracks from Studio One, many available for the first time in over thirty years. Studio One Dub includes the dubs of many classic tracks such as Horace Andy’s “Skylarkin”, Johnny Osbourne’s “Truth and Rights”, John Holt’s “Hooligan”, Freddie McGregor’s “Bobby Bobylon” plus many more rare tracks. In short, this is an essential album!

        • Dub Specialist – Bionic Dub
        • Dub Specialist – Take A Ride Version
        • Dub Specialist – Sky Rhythm
        • Dub Specialist – Taurus Dub 2
        • Dub Specialist – Hooligan
        • Dub Specialist – Dub Rock
        • Dub Specialist – Rastaman Version
        • Dub Specialist – Jah Jah Version
        • Dub Specialist – Creator Version
        • Dub Specialist – Running Dub
        • Dub Specialist – Hi Fashion Dub
        • Dub Specialist – Pretty Version
        • Dub Specialist – Race Track Version
        • Dub Specialist – Spawning
        • Dub Specialist – In Cold Blood Version
        • Dub Specialist – Chase Them Version
        • Dub Specialist – Feel The Dub
        Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds in 3-DSoul Jazz Records

        Kevin Martin (aka The Bug) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) have collaborated on a unique project bringing together new, exclusive and in-demand cutting-edge digital music by electronic futurists such Harmonic 313, Diplo, Roots Manuva, South Rakkas Crew and The Bug alongside music from the pioneering electronic scientific dub and radical producers of the Jamaican digital dancehall revolution in music - King Jammy, Steely and Clevie, Sly Dunbar, Prince Jazzbo, King Tubby, Dave Kelly, Firehouse Crew and many more.


        Like the music of The Bug himself (whose seminal ‘London Zoo’ album is an apocalyptic mixture of dancehall, dubstep and grime), the new digital producers featured here all create work that is contemporary (whether dubstep, acid, hip-hop, electronic) and yet linked in some way back to Jamaican dancehall - especially the new digital styles that exploded out of Kingston in the 1980s with King Jammy’s revolutionary computer-based sounds.


        Producer King Jammy learnt his trade under the greatest of all dub producers King Tubby, and this music constantly references back to the origins of dub - but whereas Tubby’s revolution used echo-chambers and analogue tape-splicing, the Jamaican producers featured here were the first to use and embrace computer technology.


        The double album comes in limited edition heavyweight deluxe hardcover 2-CD card-casing complete with a limited-edition graphic novel by Italian comic book designer Paolo Parisi (whose books include subjects as diverse as John Coltrane and Chernobyl). This specially commissioned graphic novel is a science-fiction vision of the future of digital music, featuring King Tubby, Steely and Clevie, Jammy, Jazzbo, complete with Alien Sound Lord Abductors, Aural Freedom Fighters and Digi-Dub Voyagers!


        There are also two super-heavy, super-loud, deluxe gatefold double-vinyl editions (with the first copies also including a limited edition graphic-novel in volume 1 and a free poster in volume 2).
        Invasion of the Killer Mysteron Sounds brings together the most exciting electronic producers in Jamaica with current sound artists in the UK and beyond who all create music based on revolutionary sounds in 3D – Dancehall, Digital and Dub.


         PITCHFORK REVIEW HERE

        • Steely & Clevie – Street Sweeper
        • Lenky & Sly – Now Thing
        • Roots Manuva – Doogoo Dub
        • Dave Kelly – The Return
        • Harvel 'Gadaffi' Hart – Summer Bounce
        • Federation Sound – Flatlands (Brooklyn Dub Mix)
        • Steven 'Lenky' Marsden – Diwali
        • Matt Shadetek – Yoga Rhythm
        • Stereotyp ft. Alleycat – Modern Times
        • Da Grynch and Tippa Irie – Agony
        • Fresh Ear Productions – Hummer
        • Diplo – Diplo Rhythm
        • Harmonic 313 – Bazooka Riddim
        • Marlon Williams – Pitbull
        • Redlight – MDMA
        • The Bug – Aktion
        • Fat Eyes – Clothes Pin
        • Steven Ventura – Throw Your Hands Up
        • Sly Dunbar and Christopher Birch – Corners Boy
        • David Jahson – King of Kings
        • Fat Eyes – Steel Plate
        • South Rakkas Crew – Red Alert
        • Parara and McCoy – Them Can't Hold Yuh Girl
        • King Tubby – Fat Thing Version
        • World Beat – Goldmine
        • Andre 'Suku' Gray – Sign
        • Henfield and Shadowman – Babatunde
        • Firehouse Crew – No False Hair
        • Computer Paul – World Talk
        • Fat Eyes – Overdose
        • Prince Jazzbo – Great Dub
        • Kickin' Productions – What You Gonna Do
        • Pliers – I'm Your Man Dub
        • Wiz Kidz Team – In My Heart Version
        • Jammys Jam2 James – Peenie Peenie
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        Rumble in the JungleSoul Jazz Records

         Soul Jazz Records latest journey features all-time classic jungle anthems such as General Levy’s ‘Incredible’ and UK Apachi and Shy FX’s ‘Original Nuttah’ alongside some serious Ragga heavyweight tunes like Cutty Ranks ‘Limb By Limb’ and Congo Natty’s classic re-make of Barrington Levy’s Under Me Sensi’. The album tells the story of how Jungle developed out of acid house but with its roots in the UK Dancehall scene of the 1980s and comes with extensive sleevenotes, exclusive interviews and photography.

        ** Bonus CD track only not on vinyl. ---------------------------------------------------

        "Blimey, this had us wiping the mists of time from our rheumy eyes, soul jazz cross swords with the phenomenon of original ragga jungle. With a few honourable exceptions, they're all here - yes, Cutty Ranks 'Limb by limb', M Beat and General Levy "Incredible", Ragga Twins, SUAD, Shy FX, DJ Zinc in a previous lifetime - since remembering and finding original copies of these records in random second hand shops, albeit tanned but still even playable, let alone hearing them inna dance at the right moment is akin to a religious experience. Run these to an up for it mixed crowd and watch things really go off big style! Zinc's "Super sharp shooter" is nearly the latest joint here, a record so hype it disappeared immediately back in the day, all the hip hop headz were buying two copies for the cut up opportunities. When it all fell to pieces, manchester club ceilings were riddled with holes as locals attempted to duplicate the vibe of outdoors yard parties - but the audio damage was done, an unrepeatable period, reflecting the adrenaline of rave, the suss of breaks kids and the sheer joy of orginal ja and uk dancehall vocalists pon microphone. Lick a shot - Walther ppk saturday night special y'hear. Awesome." BOOMKAT

        • Asher Senator – One Bible
        • Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Ninja Ford – Bad Boy Lick A New Shot
        • M Beat With General Levy – Incredible
        • Barrington Levy & Beenie Man – Under Mi Sensi (X Project Remix)
        • Ragga Twins – Ragga Trip
        • Poison Chang – Press The Trigger
        • Shut Up And Dance – No Doubt
        • UK Apachi & Shy FX – Original Nuttah
        • Ragga Twins – Illegal Gunshot
        • Ben Intellect With Ragga G – Oh Jungle
        • Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb
        • Ragga Twins – Tan So Back
        • 1. Asher Senator – One Bible
        • 2. Ninjaman, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and Ninja Ford – Bad Boy Lick A New Shot
        • 3. M Beat With General Levy – Incredible
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        Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As SocietySoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk and post-punk in the UK from 1977-81.
        Punk 45: There is No Such Thing As Society. Get A Job, Get A Car, Get A Bed, Get Drunk! Underground Punk in the UK 1977-81 is the second volume in this series, released following on from Soul Jazz Records’ recent massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).
        While the first album in this series, Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself!, focused on underground punk in America, this album charts the rise of punk and post-punk in Britain in the years 1977-81.
        This new Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and post-punk singles from the likes of The Art Attacks, The Mekons, TV Personalities, Swell Maps, and many more – charting the rise of independent music and Do It Yourself culture that exploded in Britain in the wake of punk.
        The album comes complete with text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.
        The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and is also available as a limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double gatefold-sleeve vinyl edition complete with full sleeve-notes.
        Vinyl comes with free download code.
        Also available as worldwide digital release.
        Review:
        "Famous punk bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash grabbed headlines as they captured the spirit of discontent in mid-Seventies Britain. Meanwhile they inspired thousands of teenagers to learn the very rudiments of music, shout about one thing or another and, if they got their act together, record a single or two before disintegrating. Punk 45: There Is No Such Thing As Society proves what diamonds in the rough those singles so often were."
        THE TIMES ****
        MORE REVIEWS:
        "wide and smart collection of the fascinating scene ...  A companion piece to a substantial and enlightening first volume" Sydney Morning Herald

        ******** "witty, wonky compilation" Uncut

        “rarities and underground gems” Le Monde, France

        “pure energy” l’Express, France

        “This compilation is yet again a wonderful collection of the cultishly revered...” Neue Züricher Zeitung, Switzerland

        “A great journey into a world in which music represented attitude – attitude and risk.” Westzeit, 

        • The Users – Sick of You
        • Art Attacks – Neutron Bomb
        • Johnny Moped – Incendiary Device
        • The Jermz – Powercut
        • Mekons – 32 Weeks
        • The Rings – I Wanna Be Free
        • The Now – Development Corporations
        • Killjoys – Johnny Won't Get To Heaven
        • Disturbed – I Don't Believe
        • Television Personalities – Part Time Punks
        • Puncture – Mucky Pup
        • The Lines – White Night
        • The Scabs – Leave Me Alone
        • Cravats – You're Driving Me
        • Swell Maps – Real Shocks
        • The Nerves – TV Adverts
        • Eric Random – 23 Skidoo
        • O Levels – East Sheen
        • Josef K – Radio Drill Time
        • The Cigarettes – They're Back Again, Here They Come
        • The Shapes – Wot's For Lunch Mum
        • The Freeze – For J.P.S.
        • Roses are Red – Can't Understand
        • Prefects – Going Through the Motions
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        Steppas' Delight 1Dubstep Present To FutureSoul Jazz Records

        Steppas’ Delight tells the story of Dubstep – from its South London roots up to its present status as the most vibrant musical sub-culture in the UK - and its subsequent virus-like growth throughout the world. The album is made up of exclusive new tracks alongside some choice tracks from Dubstep’s recent history and features many of the original groundbreaking names alongside the current underground new wave of Dubstep producers. In the early 2000s Dubstep was a marginal music made by a handful of young producers in the concrete-coated suburbs of South-West London. Using free PC software like Fruity Loops or PlayStation’s music-making software Music 2000 and making their own left-field versions of dark garage records: Fast forward eight years and Dubstep is easily the most vibrant scene in the UK with many of the original Dubstep artists now the most in-demand producers, remixers, DJs and label-owners in the UK today. Steppas’ Delight traces the musical journey of Dubstep from these small beginnings to the current new wave of young artists and producers on the scene today. This release is both a snapshot of the present and future and an essential guide to Dubstep, and tells the story of the music – the artists, labels, clubs, radio stations, cutting houses and more. This release is a continuation of Soul Jazz Records’ prolific Dubstep releases such as the Box of Dub albums and singles from the likes of Digital Mystikz, Skream, Ramadanman, Cotti, Kode9, Ladybug, Warrior Queen and many more … Complete with extensive sleeve-notes, interviews and exclusive photographs the album comes as deluxe-double CD pack with booklet and two heavyweight double-vinyl LP editions. Check out the Guardian review Here STEPPAS' DELIGHT LP VOLUME 1 TRACKLISTING: Kode9 - 9 Samurai Benga - Evolution Search & Destroy - Candy Floss (Loefah Remix) Plastician Feat. Skepta - Intensive Snare Uncle Sam - Round The World Girls (Tes La Rok Mix) The Bug Feat. Warrior Queen - Poison Dart Goth Trad - Genisis Seventeen Evergreen - Ensonique (Bi-Polar man Mix) STEPPAS' DELIGHT LP VOLUME 2 TRACKLISITING: TRG - Broken Heart Quest - Hardfood Silkie - Dam 4 Geiom Feat. Marita - Reminissin Shonx - Canton Gatekeeper Feat. Grizzla - Shade Darker Martyn - Broken Shackleton - Blood On My Hands

        • Kode 9 – 9 Samurai
        • Benga – Evolution
        • Search And Destroy – Candy Floss (Loefah Remix)
        • Plastician Feat Skepta – Intensive Snare
        • Uncle Sam – Around The World Girls (Tes La Rok Mix)
        • The Bug And Warrior Queen – Poison Dart
        • Goth Trad – Genesis
        • Seventeen Evergreen – Ensonique (Bi-Polar Man Mix)
        • Martyn – Broken
        • Shackleton – Blood On My Hands
        • TRG – Broken Heart
        • Joker – Gullybrook Lane (Instrumental)
        • Quest – Hardfood
        • Ikonika – Please
        • Silkie – Dam 4
        • Geiom Feat Marita – Reminissin'
        • Shonx – Canton
        • Gatekeeper Feat Grizla – Shade Darker
        • Peverelist – Roll With The Punches
        Fly Girls!Soul Jazz Records

        ‘Fly Girls!’ celebrates the 30th anniversary of female rap on record

        This double-CD (and limited edition two volumes of super-loud double-vinyl) narrates the story of female rap from its birth in the tenement block parties in New York City’s outer boroughs through to the dizzying career heights of Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and other modern day power brokers. ‘Fly Girls!’ also discusses the influence of an earlier generation of black female poets whose ideals (both in their art and how they established career paths) helped lay the foundations for birth of the genre.

        The history of female rap on record begins in 1979 in New York City as the clamour of the city’s artists, record companies and producers strove to make it onto vinyl in the wake of The Sugarhill Gang’s squillion-selling hit, ‘Rappers Delight’ – released that year on the former soul singer Sylvia Robinson’s Sugarhill Records. It would be the Winley family - comprising sisters Tanya, Paulette - who made the first female rap record produced by their mother Ann and released on their father’s label, Paul Winley Records.

        Aside from the singing/rap styles that earlier soul artists such as Aretha Franklin, Shirley Ellis, Millie Jackson and Laura Lee would occasionally adopt in their songs, female rap (like rap itself) had its antecedents in the groundbreaking black poetry of the 60s and 70s with radical, free-thinking poets such as Nikki Giovanni, Camille Yarborough and Sarah Webster Fabio - all of whom are included here – vocalising hitherto unheard expressions of female and black self-determination in their work. These strong, educated, political women not only led the way stylistically but also helped define how a female artist could make their own career path - weaving creativity, politics and family in a way that Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah and others have since followed - establishing the boundary-breaking career paths of many female artists in rap. Hip-hop is a culture of which music is only a part; nowadays (and to an extent from the very beginning) the most successful female hip-hop artist is often singer, DJ, actress, manager, political and social agitator and more in multiple combinations.

        Hip-hop’s story begins in the tenement blocks and community centres of the South Bronx. In the first three years-or-so history of hip-hop (1976-9) - before the first rap records were made - aspiring female artists could watch onstage the early female MC role models of Sha-Rock (the first female MC in the group The Funky Four plus One) or the Mercedes Ladies (the first female MC and DJ crew). With Tanya and Paulette Winley’s ‘Rappin and Rhymin’ on vinyl by 1979 it would not be until the following year that the first all-female crew made it onto vinyl when Sequence (featuring a then unknown Angie Stone) was astutely signed, once again, by Sylvia Robinson to Sugarhill Records.

        Robinson was not the only woman on the business side of hip-hop. There was Kool Lady Blue who first brought rap out of the Bronx and into downtown NYC at the Roxy nightclub and also later managed The Rocksteady Crew. Monica Lynch who rose to head of A and R and president of Tommy Boy Records, and later vice-president of Warners, comments that because hip-hop was new it did not have the hierarchy of the traditional music industry and women were thus able to move more easily into executive roles. Later, as we shall see, many of the artists moved into the business themselves taking control of their careers and aiding others.

        Roxanne Shante is certainly the first female rapper to make a career out of her music. Shante and fellow Queens-resident and producer Marley Marl fought their corner for both their borough (taking on Boogie Down Productions and the Bronx) and anyone else who dared call themselves ‘Roxanne’ in a slanging-match known as ‘The Roxanne Wars’. This verbal jousting had its antecedents dating back to the ‘dozens’ of the playground and tower-block (‘Your mother is a …’, ‘No, your mother is a …’) and to the Griot storytellers of Africa. Roxanne Shante, and many others here, effortlessly subverted this - and many other - male-dominated traditions to create and re-write new histories.


        Female rap is thirty years old (yes, thirty) and it just don’t stop. Here is a snapshot of that history. The album includes so many firsts – first solo record, first crew on record, first number one, first grammy winner, that it would be easier to list the few records featured here that are not historical landmarks in the ongoing tale of female hip-hop.

        REVIEWS:
        "An incredibly entertaining selection of trailblazers that consistently hits the right note" OBSERVER

        "Soul Jazz provide the ultimate sourcebook" TIME OUT

        "It's not easy to imagine a more enjoyable survey of female MCs" THE GUARDIAN

        "An excellent album that is quite simply tons of fun" THE WIRE

        "This is the sort of thing Soul Jazz does best: a history of an under-anthologised corner of the musical world. 'Fly Girls!' collects many of the major names from the first wave of female rappers. INDEPENDENT

        French Reviews:

        LES INROCKS

        TELERAMA

        The Vinyl is in two double-album editions:

        VOLUME 1 - Tracks 1-10

        VOLUME 2 - Tracks 11-20

        • JJ Fad – Ya Goin' Down
        • Princess MC – Pump Up The Funk
        • Tanya Winley – Vicious Rap
        • Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin'
        • Nikki Giovanni – Ego Tripping
        • MC Lyte – Cha Cha Cha
        • Two Sisters – B-Boys Beware
        • Cookie Crew – Secrets of Success
        • Sequence – Simon Says
        • Bahamadia – Paper Thin
        • Sparky D – I Can't Stop
        • Queen Latifah Featuring Monie Love – Ladies First
        • Lady B – To The Beat Y'All
        • Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo' Praise
        • Missy Elliot – The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
        • Dimples D – Sucker DJ
        • She Rockers – Give It A Rest
        • Sarah Webster Fabio – Glimpses
        • The Kryptic Krew featuring Tina B – Jazzy Sensation
        • Roxanne Shanté – Bite This
        Black RiotSoul Jazz Records

        VINYL FACTORY COMPILATION OF THE YEAR 2020!!!

        See chart here

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        LIMITED EDITION COMES WITH FREE GRAPHIC STORY!

        Soul Jazz Records’ new Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a brand new collection of heavyweight ragga-influenced hardcore jungle tracks from the early 1990s. Dark and heavy!

        Featuring classic and seminal tracks from the likes of Levictus and Krome &Time, alongside a host of rare and little-known ragga & junglist hardcore tunes from the likes of Babylon Timewarp’s hypnotic Durban Poison, Rhythm for Reasons’ mad ‘The Smokers Rhythm’, The Freaky rave-y breakbeat sound of ‘Time and Age,’ Trip One’s super dark ‘Snowball’ and loads more!

        Expect super heavy basslines, equally heavy twisted Amen drum loops, even heavier ragga vocals! Original jungle style - roots and culture - from the earliest days of drum and bass.

        Included with the album is a free limited-edition graphic mini-novel “Black Riot: The Mysterons save Planet Earth from the Xatheroid Angels.” This is the third collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and writer/illustrator Paulo Parisi, the highly respected author of graphic books on Jean Michel Basquiat and John Coltrane.

        This new graphic story continues the story of black electronic dance music – this time set around the birth of Jungle and continues onwards from Soul Jazz’s earlier ‘Invasion of the Killer Mysterons’ (Jamaican electronic Dub, co-compiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug)) and Mysterons Invade the Jackin’ Zone (about Chicago Acid & Experimental House).


        • Rhythm For Reasons – The Smokers Rhythm
        • Babylon Timewarp – Durban Poison
        • The Terrorist – RK1
        • DJ Dubplate – Tings A Go On
        • Leviticus – Burial (Lovers Rock Mix)
        • The Freaky – Time and Age
        • Trip One – Snowball Remix
        • DJ Krome & Mr. Time – Ganja Man
        • New Vision – Way Of Life
        • DJ Dubplate – Original Rubadubstyle
        • Hi Fi Power – Chill Out (Raggafunks U)
        • Nu Jacks featuring Ivory Ranks – House Sensation
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        Studio One DJ PartySoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new Studio One DJ Party is the latest instalment from the mighty Studio One Records catalogue, a wicked new collection of the finest DJs and toasters ever to inhabit the world of reggae – seminal Jamaican artists including Prince Jazzbo, Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone, Michigan & Smiley, Lone Ranger as well as a host of lesser known artists and rare cuts from Studio One.

        From the earliest days when Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd ran his Downbeat soundsystem up and down the length of Jamaica, DJs and toasters such as King Stitt and Count Machukie were always a part of the sound of Studio One, introducing new records and exciting audiences with catchphrase lines such as:

        “No matter what the people say these sounds lead the way

        It's the order of the day from your boss deejay” King Stitt

        So when DJ emerged as a distinct reggae style at the start of the 1970s, Studio One was, as always, way ahead of their competitors. Legendary artists of the calibre of Dillinger, Dennis Alcapone and Prince Jazzbo all queued up to record for the equally legendary label.

        At the end of the 1970s, as dancehall exploded onto the island, Clement Dodd was once again able to maintain Studio One’s position on the throne as the number one sound in the Jamaica, fighting off upstart competitors such as Channel One and Joe Gibbs who tried to replicate Studio One’s unique sound. During this period Clement Dodd released a series of stunning dancehall releases from young DJ/dancehall artists at the label including Lone Ranger and Michigan & Smiley.

        This selection spans the early 70s up until the mid-1980s, from the earliest days of deejay toasting right up until digital dancehall, ground-breaking tracks over the finest selection of the ultimate Studio One rhythms and tracks. Who could ask for more?

        Studio One DJ Party includes specially commissioned sleevenotes by Chris Lane, founder of the legendary British reggae label Fashion Records, as well as fantastic original artwork commissioned by the illustrator Ski Williams. The album is released as double heavyweight vinyl (+download code), and distinctive Soul Jazz Records CD with slipcase.

        • Screechie Dan – We A Don
        • Lone Ranger – My Number
        • Dennis Alcapone – Riddle I This
        • Kentrus – It A Fi Bun
        • Lone Ranger – Apprentice Dentist
        • King Sporty – DJ Special
        • Prince Jazzbo – Little Joe
        • Ragga Muffin – Ragga Muffin
        • Mad Roy – Universal Love
        • King Sporty – Choice Of Music
        • King Stitt – Rhyming Time
        • Prince Jazzbo – Fire Coal Version
        • Dillinger – Fountain on The Mountain
        • Michigan & Smiley – Thank You Jah
        • Prince Garthie – Raindrops
        • Jah Buzz – Automatic Clapping
        • Dennis Alcapone – El Paso
        • Big Joe – Nanny Version Skank
        Hustle! Reggae Disco (Expanded Edition)Soul Jazz Records

        Expanded edition which now features five extra tracks!

        This ground-breaking album features non-stop killer reggae versions of original funk and soul classics in a disco style. Reggae disco updates of seminal classics by Anita Ward (‘Ring My Bell’), Chaka Khan (‘I’m Every Woman’), Michael Jackson ‘Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough,’ Sugarhill Gang (‘Rappers Delight’ here performed by Derrick Laro & Trinity for producer Joe Gibbs) and more, all showing the hidden but inseparable link between the dance floors of New York, Kingston and London.

        New bonus tracks to this collection include Derrick Harriott’s funky take on Eddie Drennon’s ‘Do It Nice and Easy’, the classic disco reggae of Risco Connection’s performing McFadden and Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stopping Us Now’ and the London rare groove lovers rock of Charmaine Burnett singing Barbara Acklin’s soul classic ‘Am I The Same Girl’.

        ‘Hustle! Reggae Disco’ has been one of Soul Jazz Records’ best-selling releases since its first release 15 years ago (and subsequently featured heavily in the early Grand Theft Auto games!). This new edition comes complete fully re-mastered and with all original titles plus new tracks. This new expanded edition now comes as a triple album (+ download code), CD and digital album.

        ‘The effect of American R&B and soul music on Jamaican reggae is well documented, but the story doesn't stop there, for disco (and more so now for rap and hip-hop) have also been subsumed into the reggae mix, and while one might suspect that the resulting hybrid would die of its own implausibility, the feral mix of disco with reggae rhythms is so darn infectious that it hardly matters. Once you take your brain out of the frame and just let your feet go, this collection is a dancer's delight all done up in full-blown disco style, but with huge dub-style rhythm tracks … if you're looking for an impossibly infectious dance collection, this is it.’ All Music

        • Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
        • Derrick Laro and Trinity – Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
        • Chariot Riders – Do It Nice & Easy
        • Black Harmony – Don't Let It Go To Your Head
        • Latisha – I'm Every Woman
        • Ernest Ranglin – In The Rain
        • Family Choice – Reggae Beat Goes On
        • Risco Connection – Ain't No Stopping Us Now
        • Xanadu and Sweet Lady – Rappers Delight
        • Sharon Forrester – Love Don't Live Here Any More
        • Carol Cool – Upside Down
        • One Blood – Be Thankful For What You've Got
        • Charmaine Burnett – Am I The Same Girl
        • 1. Blood Sisters – Ring My Bell
        • 2. Derrick Laro and Trinity – Don't Stop Til You Get Enough
        • 3. Chariot Riders – Do It Nice & Easy
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        RastafariSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records new album Rastafari: The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 charts the many links between reggae music and the Rastafarian religion.

        Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Ras Michael and The Sons of Negus, Bongo Herman, Roy Ashanti (The Congos), Earth & Stone, Mutabaruka and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the most unique and righteous music ever made and comes complete with a 40+ page outsize booklet, containing exclusive photography and extensive historical and contextual sleevenotes.

        The new religion of Rastafari emerged in Jamaica during a time of intense political and social change in the 1930s. The first stirrings of anti-colonialism and workers’ rights were in motion, while Marcus Garvey’s Back-to-Africa movement was beginning to wane. But the pivotal catalyst to the birth of the Rastafari faith was the crowning of a black king in Africa in 1930.

        One of the earliest mentions of Ethiopia in Jamaican music can be found on mento singer Lord Lebby and the Jamaican Calpysonians’ 1955 recording ‘Etheopia’. In the song Noel Williams, aka Lord Lebby, discusses Ethiopianism, the political movement that calls for a return to Africa for black people.

        The 1960s saw the emergence of the first Rastafarian music on record with Count Ossie’s Rastafarian drummers. The visit of Haile Selassie to Kingston in 1966 was like an electric current throughout Kingston’s music scene – many of who had become adherents to the Rastafari faith.  By the 1970s Rastafarianism become practically synonymous with reggae, as many roots reggae artists became known throughout the world, led by the success of Bob Marley and The Wailers.

        At the source of the music of Rastafari is the figurehead master drummer and leader Count Ossie, who first bought the deeply spiritual nyabinghi and burro rhythms heard and played at sacred Rastafarian grounation (reasoning) sessions into popular Jamaican music through his many collaborations and performances with artists – from The Skatalites to The Folks Brothers - and producers – including Clement Dodd, Prince Buster and Harry Mudie.

        At the start of the 1970s Count Ossie formed the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari with saxophonist Cedric Brooks, which immediately became the most significant group of the Rastafari faith, bringing together authentic rasta nyabinghi drumming together with spiritual and avant-garde jazz influences of Sun Ra, John Coltrane and Albert Ayler into a truly unique and groundbreaking sound.

        As ‘roots reggae’ artists in the 1970s continued to spread the word of Jah (God) in their music, Rastafari reggae became the ultimate rebel sound throughout the world.

        This album comes in three separate formats: Deluxe CD with slipcase and 40-page outsize booklet featuring stunning photography plus text, deluxe limited-edition heavyweight gatefold-vinyl edition + free download code (w/full sleeve notes etc) and as a worldwide digital release.

        REVIEWS/FEATURES:

        "This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and reggae music." IRISH TIMES

        "Soul Jazz's most recent in a line of high-quality compilations" PITCHFORK

         "Ambitious but incredibly informative compendium from Soul Jazz Records" BLEEP

        "Outstanding compilation from the masters, Soul Jazz"  HOT SALVATION

        "Fascinating compilation of deep Rastafari themed music" DUB VENDOR 

        Read full Pitchfork feature here

        • Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
        • Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
        • Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
        • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Tales of Mozambique
        • Ras Michael – Booma Yeah
        • Mutabaruka – Say
        • Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd – African Drums
        • Ashanti Roy – Hail The Words Of Jah
        • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Sam's Intro
        • Bongo Herman, Les and Bunny – Salaam
        • Winston and Ansell – Zion I
        • Techniques All Stars – Zion I Version
        • Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians – Ethiopia
        • Count Ossie and Leslie Butler – Soul Drums
        • The Heaven Singers – Rasta Dreadlocks
        • Rod Taylor – His imperial Majesty
        • QQ – Betta Must Come
        • Earth and Stone – Jah Will Cut You Down
        • Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari – Narration
        • Ronald Downer & Count Ossie – A Ju Ju Wa
        • 1. Count Ossie & The Rasta Family – Africa We Want Fe Go
        • 2. Johnny Clarke – None Shall Escape The Judgement
        • 3. Laurel Aitken – Haile Selassie
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        Studio One Rocksteady Volume 2 : Rocksteady, Soul and Early Reggae at Studio OneSoul Jazz Records

        Soul Jazz Records’ new journey into the mighty vaults of Clement Dodd’s Studio One steps once more into the fertile musical environment of Jamaican music in the late 1960s and early 1970s, from the sweet harmony vocals of seminal 1960s Rocksteady right up to the nascent birth of Reggae and Roots music at the start of the 1970s.

        Sleevenotes to this album are by Steve Barrow, author of ‘Rough Guide to Reggae’ as well as Soul Jazz Records’ own ‘Reggae Soundsystem Cover Art’ books.

        While Ska at the start of the 1960s had taken American rhythm and blues as its main influence, Rocksteady focused on the emergence of American Soul music – with Jamaican vocal harmony groups such as The Gaylads, John Holt & The Paragons, Carlton & The Shoes showing a particular fascination with the close harmonies of Curtis Mayfield and The Impressions and other US soul acts. Here The Heptones even feature with a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘I Shall Be Released’.

        The influence of Soul music on Jamaican rock steady and reggae is almost palpable, so much so that one wonders how much more successful singers like Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Slim Smith and John Holt would have been had they been born in Chicago, Detroit or Memphis

        Artists such as Alton Ellis, Delroy Wilson and Owen Gray defined the era – a slowed down beat as Jamaican political and social heat slowly increased as the 1960s progressed into the start of the 1970s –  and the music evolved further from rock steady into roots reggae.

        Wicked tunes!

        Double vinyl + download code, Deluxe CD, Digital album.

        Reviews:

        "Every tune is a bonaflide classic" Pitchfork

        Read full Pitchfork article here

        • Hortense Ellis – Sitting In The Park
        • The Termites – Rub Up Push Up
        • Carlton and The Shoes – Never Let Go
        • Alton Ellis – I'm Still In Love With You
        • Owen Gray – Give Me A Little Sign
        • The Bassies – Big Mistake
        • Hortense and Alton Ellis – Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
        • Slim Smith – Born To Love
        • Cannon and The Soul Vendors – Bad Treatment
        • John Holt – Strange Things
        • The Actions – Giddy Up
        • Larry Marshall – It Makes Me Feel
        • The Paragons – Change Your Style
        • Jerry Jones – Trying Times
        • The Heptones – I Shall Be Released
        • The Gaylads – The Soul Beat
        • Delroy Wilson – Run Run
        • The Soul Two – Puppy Love
        • Delroy Wilson – Riding For A Fall
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          Studio One Ska FeverSoul Jazz Records

          A blistering collection of ska tunes from Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd's legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring  classic cuts from the originators of Ska - The Skatalites, The Wailers, Lee Perry -  alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the might vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure Ska Fever !

          Soul Jazz Records new Studio One Ska Fever returns back to the early 1960s - when Ska was the soundtrack to Jamaica's Independence and Sir Coxsone ruled the land and The Skatalites and Studio One were creating history on a daily basis with an endless stream of blistering, scorching classic tunes.

          This album includes an incredible line-up of only the finest artists in reggae music, including Roland Alphonso, The Gaylads, The Ethiopians, Don Drummond, Jackie Opel and many more. An all-star cast from Studio One, as Chris Blackwell famously noted, the 'University of Reggae'.

          The accompanying booklet contains extensive sleeve-notes from Studio One historian Rob Chapman (author of Never Grow Old and Downbeat Special), with information on musicians, tracks, label scans and more.

          Soul Jazz Records' Studio One Ska Fever is released in CD- jewel case, 24-page booklet with card slipcase, as well as a heavyweight double-vinyl edition in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve (with full sleeve notes) and also as a digital download.

          • Hugh Godfrey – Mad World
          • Johnny Moore – Skavling Johnny
          • Bongo Man & The Skatalites – Marcus Garvey
          • The Clarendonians – Rudie Bam Bam
          • Jackie Opel – Old Rocking Chair
          • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Climb The Ladder
          • Jackie Mittoo – Jump For Joy
          • Lee Perry – Gumma
          • The Soul Brothers – Freedom Sounds
          • The Clarendonians – You Won't See Me
          • The Skatalites – Cleopatra
          • The Gaylads – Don't Try To Reach Me
          • The Skatalites – Ska Parisienne
          • Higgs & Wilson – There's A Reward
          • The Skatalites – Timothy
          • The Ethiopians – Live Good
          • Don Drummond – Green Island
          • Bob Marley & The Wailers – Mr. Talkative
          Disco 2Soul Jazz Records

          This is a second selection of independent disco records featuring rare and classic tracks originally released in the USA between the halcyon years of 1977 and 1985.


          This release features only the finest disco, modern soul and boogie and is compiled by Disco Patrick who put together for Soul Jazz Records the mighty 'Disco - An Encyclopedic Guide to the Cover Art of Disco Records' 400+ page deluxe book, as well as the first installment of 'Disco - A Fine Selection of Independent Disco, Modern Soul and Boogie.'


          This album is released as a double CD, as well as two separate volumes of double vinyl (plus free download codes) and a worldwide digital release.


          Rare, classic and in-demand tracks from the mighty vaults of labels such as New York's Salsoul and Miami's TK Records - which during the main disco era became the main competitors to the major established record industry - through to killer virtually unknown tracks released on tiny bespoke one-off labels, now impossible to find either in the history books or record shops of the world.


          All the music on this album has been sonically and digitally remastered with love and is presented complete with sleevenotes, original label artwork and full-length extended disco editions.

          • Stevo – Pay The Price
          • High Frequency – Summertime
          • Dunn Pearson Jr. – Groove On Down
          • Mad Dog Fire Department – Cosmic Funk
          • Needa – Rock-A-Freak
          • Cream De Coco – Disco Strut
          • Anita Maldonado – What Can I Do To Make You Dance
          • The Shades Of Love – Come Inside
          • Skip Jackson – Micro Wave Boogie
          • Jahneen – Everybody's Dancin'
          • Montego Joe – Freestyle
          • Timmy Thomas – Africano
          • Paper Doll – Get Down Boy
          • Jazz – I Feel Like Love
          • Paco & Flaco & Coco – He's Here
          • Ripple – Victorious
          • Universal Love – Moon Ride
          • Panache – Jam On
          • Otis Brown's Grade A – Strut On
          Studio One SoundSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records continues it's journey into the vaults of the mighty Studio One with this next instalment featuring everything from classic ska and rocksteady to the deepest roots, heaviest dub and dancehall roots.

          As ever the album includes incredible reggae artists such as The Heptones, Ken Boothe, The Skatalites, Johnny Osbourne, Wailing Souls all of whom launched their careers at Studio One, 13 Brentford Road, under the guidance of Clement 'Sir Coxsone' Dodd.

          This album features some of the most in-demand and collectible Studio One tracks over the years, all digitally remastered. The sleevenotes are by Rob Chapman, author of the celebrated books about Studio One Records, 'Never Grow Old' and 'Downbeat the Ruler'.

          Comes as CD with slipcase, double-album thick card sleeve and heavyweight Double vinyl.

          • Slim Smith – Hip Hug
          • Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus – Good People
          • Lord Tanamo – Keep On Moving
          • Wailing Souls – Trouble Maker
          • Rita Marley – Call To Me
          • Johnny Osbourne – All I Have Is Love
          • The Martinis – I Second That Emotion
          • Irvin Brown – Run Come
          • The Heptones – Give Give Love
          • Anthony 'Rocky' Ellis – Double Minded Man
          • Jackie Opel – The Lord Is With Me
          • Dub Specialist – Happy Feelings
          • Prince Lincoln – Live Up To Your Name
          • Ken Boothe – I'm A Fool
          • Reuben Alexander – Happy Valley
          • Larry Marshall – There's A Fire
          • Rolando Alphonso – Rolando Special
          • Freddie McGregor – Homeward Bound
          Studio One DancehallSoul Jazz Records

          Fantastic, mind-blowing, awesome new collection of killer Studio One dancehall and proto-dancehall!


          Featured here is a new collection spanning Studio One’s dancehall period – singers and deejays on classic Studio One rhythms, studio and electronic wizadry from the Brentford Road headquarters, lots of rare 12” singles, all effortlessly brought together to nice up the dance.


          When Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd first ruled the dancehalls of Kingston in the 1950s, fighting off the soundsystem competition of Duke Reid, King Edwards and others, few could imagine how far the reign of Studio One would last. 

          But the emergence of  ‘Dancehall’ as a distinct style of reggae at the end of the 1970s, as upstart competing producers began recording vocalists and deejays performing over replayed classic Studio One rhythms, in many ways made the influence of Clement Dodd’s vision more omnipotent than ever before (and lasting to this day).


          Not surprisingly, Clement Dodd’s creativity and business acumen made him quick to respond to this musical phenomenon – and he soon began voicing the new stable of Studio One singers and deejays, such as Sugar Minott and Lone Ranger, over original classic Studio One rhythms recorded in the late 1960s – to produce some of the most innovative, time-bending and creative music of his career.


          This album comes as CD with slipcase, super-loud, super-heavy triple vinyl album with free download code and as a digital download.

          • Ernest Wilson – Why Oh Why
          • Johnny Osbourne – Lend Me The Sixteen
          • Windel Haye – Haunted House
          • Green Tea & Chassy – Ghetto Girl
          • Johnny Osbourne – Time A Run Out
          • Lone Ranger – Noah In The Ark
          • Devon Russell – Thanks and Praise
          • Brentford Disco Set – Rebel Disco
          • Doreen Schaffer – I Don't KNow Why
          • Slim Smith – Lonely Lover
          • Field Marshall Haye – Roots and Herb Style
          • DJ Dawn & The Ranking Queens – Peace True Thing
          • Jim Brown – Cure For The Fever
          • Sugar Minott – Peace Treaty Style
          • Lloyd Robinson – It Deep
          • Barry Brown – Far East
          • Windel Haye and Captain Morgan – Flood Victim
          • Ernest Wilson – Pick Them Up
          Louisa 'Markswoman' MarkBreakoutUniversal Sound

          Louisa Markswoman Mark’s debut album, Breakout, is a landmark in the history of British reggae music, a seminal album that defined the new genre of Lovers Rock.

          This seminal album is released in its original design and comes with three bonus tracks – two rare single-only DJ cuts with Mark (including the legendary Trinity) and a superb rare dub. 

          This CD is a limited-edition deluxe hardback-cased edition of this seminal album with exact-reproduction artwork from the original album.

          There is also a very collectable deluxe limited edition (1000 worldwide –  with free digital download voucher) exact-reproduction expanded double-vinyl edition on heavyweight 180 gm vinyl pressing.

          In 1978, Mark was voted top female vocalist in the influential Black Echoes magazine. A few years earlier, her debut single, ‘Caught You in A Lie’, produced by legendary UK soundsystem operator Lloyd Coxsone and featuring music by the great Dennis Bovell had launched a new style of reggae in Britain, Lovers Rock. 

          After her debut the fourteen-year singer from West London came under the wing of Clem Bushay, then in-house producer and A&R for Trojan Records, who, starting with the classic ‘Even Though You’re Gone’, released a steady stream of hit singles on his independent Bushay label. 

          The young Mark became an iconic figure for young British black female singers, paving the way for Janet Kay, Caroll Thompson and the many other young lovers rock singers who soon followed in her path. 

          As the original sleevenotes to the album succinctly put it on her reggae success – ‘five number one songs out of five, all classics and at the tender age of 20’.

          For her debut album, Breakout, Louisa Mark and the well-connected producer Bushay brought together some of reggae music’s finest musicians from both the UK and Jamaica. These included superstar guests such as The Heptones, Dave Barker, Owen Gray and The In Crowd as well as relocated legends like Rico Rodriguez and Vin Gordon and the ever-present Dennis Bovell.

          Louisa Mark’s young success was short-lived and this album was to be her sole release. She died in Gambia in 2009.

          Thirty years on, the rare album stands out as one of the most important reggae albums of its time – a groundbreaking release, which helped define British reggae for a new generation of black British youth.

          • – People In Love
          • – Moving Target
          • – 6 Six Street
          • – Baby Simone
          • – Even Though You're Gone
          • – Funny Guys
          • – Keep It Like It Is
          • – Dance And Feel Free
          • – Reunited
          • – He Used To Be My Man
          • – Natty Go Dey Voluntarily
          • – Step It Brother Clem
          • – Gone Out
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          Punk 45: Kill the Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its YoungSoul Jazz Records

          Soul Jazz Records’ new Punk 45 album charts the rise of underground punk across the United States of America in the years 1973-1980. The album coincides with the release of Soul Jazz Records’ massive new deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk, England’s Dreaming) and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records).

          Watch Guardian newspaper video review here.

          Read Guardian newspaper 2 page album feature here.

          Read Quietus feature here.

          The Punk 45 album features a collection of seminal, classic, obscure and rare punk and proto-punk 45 singles from the likes of Pere Ubu, The Zeros, The Randoms, Electric Eels, The Pagans, The Deadbeats, The Lewd and many more - a  lightning rod journey across the states of America - Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, Akron, New Orleans, Philadelphia – tracing the rise of punk music in these various towns and cities. The album comes complete with extensive text, biographies on each of the bands, exclusive photos and original record artwork.

          The album is released on CD with outsize large booklet and thick slipcase and is also available as a limited-edition super-loud, super-heavy double gatefold-sleeve vinyl editions with full sleevenotes. This is also the first release that Soul Jazz Records are making available as a worldwide digital release.

          Punk 45: Kill The Hippies! Kill Yourself! The American Nation Destroys Its Young - Underground Punk in the United States 1973-80 is the first in Soul Jazz Records’ Punk 45 series of album releases coinciding with the new book and will be followed at the start of next year by Punk 45 Vol. 2 Underground Punk in the UK.

          REVIEWS:

          "Soul Jazz's excellent compilation, Punk 45,  …intelligently compiled and beautifully annotated..."  Alexis Petrides, The Guardian

          *****  Mojo

           “rarities and underground gems” Le Monde, France

          “remarkable”  Les Inrocks, France

          “pure energy” l’Express, France

          “A project very much in the tradition of this label: twenty-one crackers… a fat high-gloss booklet with educationally valuable liner notes and many beautiful pictures... Very poignant, very good.”  SKUG, Austria

          “…whoever is in search of an introduction to the US punk scene… should get ready for their exams now with this CD and its very comprehensive booklet.” Ox Magazine, Germany 

          "nothing less than a historical chronicle…opulent" WDR 5, Germany 





          • The Urinals – I'm A Bug
          • The Normals – Almost Ready
          • The Hollywood Squares – Hillside Strangler
          • electric eels – Agitated
          • Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
          • The Randoms – Let's Get Rid Of New York
          • The Bizarros – Ice Age
          • The Zeros – Wild Weekend
          • Tuxedomoon – Joeboy The Electronic Ghost
          • X Blank X – You're Full Of Shit
          • Flamin' Groovies – Dog Meat
          • The Deadbeats – Kill The Hippies
          • Theoretical Girls – U.S. Millie
          • The Skunks – Earthquake Shake
          • Knots – Action
          • Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home
          • The Pagans – Not Now No Way
          • Pastiche – Flash Of The Moment
          • The Lewd – Kill Yourself
          • Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks
          • The Controllers – Neutron Bomb
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          135 Grand Street, New York, 1979DVD - Dir. by Ericka BeckmanSoul Jazz Records

          Available now on DVD (and separate bargain-priced CD soundtrack with bonus tracks).

          “135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is invaluable. No Wave music and cinema didn’t just share a name. They were perhaps more intimately related than any other concurrent movements in the history of those two media.”

          “Ericka Beckman’s film finds these ensembles deconstructing rock with unpretentious vitality and uncompromised vision. … Remarkably kinetic performances.” Marc Masters (Author of ‘No Wave’) THE WIRE

          Ericka Beckman’s film captures the driving energy and posturing of early No Wave bands’ performing live in a sparse downtown loft. Featured bands include Theoretical Girls, UT, A Band, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Morales, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen.

          ‘135 Grand Street, New York, 1979’ is a unique film capturing both the aural and visual aesthetics of New York’s No Wave scene in its ascendant. Punk rock and non-musicianship fight it out with art world attitude. Garage band line-ups in varying degrees of musical destruction sit alongside post-everything poetry and experimental noise terrorists. Ericka Beckman’s film matches the rawness, minimalism and radicalism of the music - a fitting document and visual statement of new forms created out of New York’s anti-everything musical nihilism, circa 1979.

          ‘135 Grand Street, New York, 1979’ is history. It includes the only known footage of the Theoretical Girls, The Static and a number of other No Wave bands of the period. This is a film about bands filled with painters, filmmakers, actors - and occasionally musicians - thriving and thrashing in the pulsating, vibrant post-punk world of New York where high art met low culture, where Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham, Wharton Tiers, Taro Suzuki and the others featured here made the connections between John Cage and Joey Ramone, between the questioning of art and ? and the Mysterians.

          The film is currently showing as part of Sonic Youth’s ‘Sensational Fix’ touring art exhibition as well as being screened before Glenn Branca’s most recent shows in New York City (Sep 2009).

          "If you wanna see what the Soho side of No Wave looked like this is the only place you're ever gonna find it" Glenn Branca

          • Theoretical Girls – Glazened Eyes
          • Theoretical Girls – Contrary Motion
          • Ut – Sharp's Loose
          • A Band – Sand and Sea
          • A Band – Mirror, Mirror
          • Rhys Chatham – Guitar Trio
          • Chinese Puzzle – Great Wall Of Prague
          • The Static – Spectacular Commodity
          • The Static – My Relationship (CD only bonus track)
          • Morales – Gay Girl In a Gay Bar
          • Youth in Asia – Talking Heads pt.1
          • Youth in Asia – Amnesia
          • Steve Piccolo – Superior Genes
          • Steve Piccolo – It's Hard to Be in Love in Times Like These (CD only bonus track)
          • Jill Kroesen – Fay Shism Blues (CD only bonus track)
          100% Dynamite! NYCDancehall Reggae Meets Rap In New York CitySoul Jazz Records

          An essential guide to the Dancehall Reggae/Hip-Hop clash that ruled New York in the early 1990s as Shinehead, Supercat, Mad Lion, Bobby Konders and many more rewrote the rules of Dancehall, Reggae and Rap. Killer heavyweight tracks, non-stop. Essential!

          From Kool Herc onwards, Jamaicans who grew up in New York City have played pivotal roles in the development of the city’s musical identity. Hip-Hop, born in the Bronx, was always hot-wired to Jamaica and in the 1990s the two became inextricably joined when reggae met rap in New York City. Dynamite NYC brings together the many artists who created this unique scene, linking together two of the world’s most important musical cultures – hip-hop and reggae.?In the early 1990s, Jamaican dancehall - including artists from this home-grown New York scene - became the subject of close scrutiny by the US major record industry who, having made vast profits from hip-hop, searched out Jamaican or Jamaican-descended artists who could potentially crossover into the vast US hip-hop market. Jamaican dancehall artists were signed to big US contracts (Yellowman, Supercat, Capleton, Shabba Ranks). And New York, previously a satellite town of Kingston for visiting Jamaican artists, but now with its own unique dancehall scene became a focal point as artists such as Shinehead, Red Foxx, Jamal-Ski, Mad Lion, and others were quickly signed up to major record companies.??

          100%Dynamite NYC features these and many other New York reggae/hip-hop crossover artists in this first album to feature the music from this scene.


          REVIEWS

          “100%Dynamite NYC is a proper block party selection. What moves this from wicked to essential is its documentation of the cross-pollination between reggae and hip-hop.” FACT

          “ Soul Jazz gives proof that Yankee-Caribbean fusions run deep and they also make it an enjoyable lesson.” The INDEPENDENT

          SUPER-LOUD VINYL IS IN 2 VOLUMES:
          Volume 1 is tracks 1-11. Volume 2 is tracks 12-22.

          • Supercat – Don Dada (Bobby Konders Mix)
          • Yankee B – The Original
          • Shinehead – Know how Fe Chat
          • Fu Schnickens – Ring The Alarm
          • Born Jamericans – Informer
          • Shaggy – Mattress Jockey (Siren Remix)
          • Jah Batta and Skatee – Style and Fashion
          • Rayvon – Girls Fresh
          • Red Fox – Dem A Murderer
          • Nikey Fungus – Zig Zag Stitch
          • Bobby Konders – Mack Daddy
          • Louie Rankin – Typewriter
          • Mad Lion – Double Trouble (Original Mix)
          • Super C – The Rat
          • Lady Apache – Rock and Comeen
          • Jamalski – Texas Rumpus
          • Ken Albert – Gunshot
          • Shinehead – Rough and Rugged
          • Ugly Man – DJ De Yah
          • Rankin' Don – Real McCoy
          • Mad Lion – Love Woman So
          • Terror Fabulous – Woman Say So
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          Studio One SkaStudio One SkaSoul Jazz Records
          Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites both created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.
           
          “Ripping Ska compilation. The sound is tremendous as well thanks to Studio One recording techniques - already superior at the birth of Reggae - and Soul Jazz mastering. Nice mix of stomping Skatalites/Tommy McCook instrumentals and vocal tracks from many of the prime exponents of the genre. It's a superior Studio One Ska compilation what's not to like?” The Face
          • Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
          • Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
          • The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
          • The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
          • Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
          • Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
          • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
          • Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
          • Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
          • The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over Now
          • Tommy Mccook – Freedom Sounds
          • The Maytals – Marching On
          • The Skatalites – Exodus
          • Rolando Alphonso – Look Away Ska
          • Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
          • Rolando Alphonso – Scambalena
          • Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now