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31st March 2023:Dream by name, dreamy by nature! Orions Belte release new track and it’s a steel!
15th March 2023: Boston’s WRINKLER releases new album: “For You, Now” & I like what this DIY outfit have to offer!
24th June 2022: Wax Machine’s latest double A-side single includes a FINE rendition of Vinicius De Moraes and Baden Powell’s seminal 1966 “Canto De Iemanja” (24.6.22)
9th November 2021:Record Kicks presents “Origin of Forms” the vibrant debut album by Moscow funk band The Diasonics – due January 2022! (9.11.21)
8th July 2021: Savila releases MAYAHUEL as the follow-up to their self-titled debut LP and further explores the realms of cumbia, dream-pop, spirited vocals, hallucinatory riffing and driving percussion
1st June 2021: BBE Music issues instrumental versions from classic DJ Vadim album “The Soundcatcher” for the first time since its original release in 2007! (1.6.21)
17th Maruch 2021: SOARING SUNSHINE FOR THE EARS! Uplifting sounds look set to erupt from Fimber Bravo’s forthcoming album, “Lunar Tredd”! Due this week!!
26th February 2021: COSMIC CHAOS OF THE HEADY KIND!! The Writhing Squares forthcoming release looks set to be a blast!
29th January 2021: Sitka Sun’s sophomore release promises more cosmic escapism!
1st September 2020: Latest single from London’s Chelou is “Real” dreamy!
9th July 2020: Now-Again releases the third album for Brazilian guitarist, Fabiano do Nascimento
19th June 2020: Melbourne’s Midlife announces new album, “Automatic”, with first single, “Rare Air” being a rather lovely chunk of cosmic escapism!
30th May 2020: Kutiman releases the first single from his long awaited forthcoming album, “Wachaga” – Due for release on 19th July
25th May 2020: Liotia’s upcoming haunting new single “SILENCE” is announced – Due 2nd June!
15th May 2020: ATA releases/reissues “Early Works: Funk, Soul And Afro Rarities From The Archives”
4th May 2020: Orquesta Akokán’s latest single, “4 de Octubre”, is a lucumi fever dream of sublime mambo..out NOW on Daptone Records.
24th April 2020: Berlin’s Shika Shika records announces new album: “A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean”
17th April 2020: East London’s post punk purveyors share first track from upcoming EP
12th April 2020: LA’s finest, The Buttertones release new album: Jazzhound
31st March 2020: Michael Clark is to release haunting new single: “Winter Song”
- SONG OF THE DAY Orions Belte – Lotus March 31, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Hidden Charms – The Hill March 30, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Alvin Cash & The Crawlers – Twine Time March 29, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Gitkin – East Middle Dub March 28, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Dock Boggs – Oh Death March 26, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Bruce Haack – Saint Basil March 25, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Steve Young – Coyote March 24, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Johnson – Canned Heat Blues March 23, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ruby Andrews – You Can Run But You Can’t Hide March 22, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Robohands – Nightshade March 21, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Getatchew Mekurya – Akale Wube March 18, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Jo Hamann – Wild Woman March 17, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY The Space Walkers – Swamp Gas March 16, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Project Gemini – After The Dawn March 14, 2023
- SONG OF THE DAY Ofege – Nobody Fails March 13, 2023
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Tag Archives: Rocksteady
SONG OF THE DAY The Paragons – Riding High On A Windy Day
The Paragons got together in the very early 1960’s and underwent several line-up changes over the years. When they first emerged they went by the name of The Binders and consisted of Bob Andy (Keith Anderson), Garth Evans (aka Tyrone Evans), Junior Menz, and Leroy … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Stephen Cheng – Always Together
Tonight I have learnt something completely new and I wonder how many of you out there were aware of this too? How many of you knew just how entwined the music of China and Jamaica (ska/rocksteady/reggae) were? There has long … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Lookin’ (Version)
When The Frightnrs released their single Dispute (a track that featured on their debut LP), it included a Dub version on the B-side which came courtesy of famed reggae producer Victor “Ticklah” Axelrod. The single was a smash success which in return inspired … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Bobby Ellis with Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Sweet Lorna
This rare and rather alluring rocksteady single was released on the Treasure Isle label Tommy McCook and the Supersonics band in 1967 with Norman Grant’s Matthew Mark Luke And John appearing on the flip-side. Tommy McCook was a saxophonist and founding … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Nora Dean – Angle Lala
Jamaican-born Nora Dean was a reggae and gospel singer who has often been described as one of reggae’s greatest mysteries. With no interviews ever been published and very few photos ever taken, little is known about her, even her birthday … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Vendors – Drum Song
When the Skatalites disbanded in August 1965, one of its founding members and tenor saxophonist, Roland Alphonso went on to form the Soul Brothers (with Johnny “Dizzy” Moore, and Jackie Mittoo also from the Skatalites); their name eventually changing to The … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Till Then
You may have noticed that Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs have cropped up on my pages a few times recently, I can’t help it, just love them! I finally got around to purchasing a hard copy of their Nothing More … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – Nothing More To Say
I know it was less than a couple of weeks that I featured the marvellous sounds of the Frigtnrs, but I am enjoying them so much that I really want share some more of their lovely sounds today! Daptone records pride … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY The Frightnrs – The Dispute
Daptone records pride themselves on producing exquisite vintage sounds and with Brooklyn’s reggae stars, The Frightnrs the label has mastered the art of producing a superb and polished 60’s-sounding dancehall album. Crafted under the intricate eye of producer Victor Axelrod … Continue reading
SONG OF THE DAY Soul Vendors – Swing Easy
If this groovin’ little rocksteady number doesn’t make you want to get up and dance, I don’t know what will! Titled ‘Swing Easy’ and performed by The Soul Vendors, this track was originally released in 1967 as a B-side to … Continue reading
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