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Lollypop Lorry - Goes Dub
Lollypop Lorry
Goes Dub
LP | 2022 | US | Original (Jump Up)
28,99 €*
Release:2022 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Russian ska reggae act's all dub outing, an inspired opus with beautiful solos, guitars, brass & percussion. Nine reinterpretations of standards by Miles Davis, Dizzy Dillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Henry Mancini and more, superb mix by Victor Rice. Heavyweight black vinyl.
Alpha & Omega - Tree Of Life Volume 1 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
Alpha & Omega
Tree Of Life Volume 1 Record Store Day 2022 Vinyl Edition
LP | 2022 | EU | Original (Mania Dub)
26,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
(Record Store Day Exclusive) Legendary A&O 90's album reissued in 2 volumes incl previously unreleased tracks!The vintage UK Dub sound: roots, spirituality and heavy basslines. Bass-music, play Loud! Incl "Jerusalem", "Stepping Up", "Promised Land", "Great Tribulations".
Prince Lincoln & Royal Rasses - Humanity Colored Vinyl Edition
Prince Lincoln & Royal Rasses
Humanity Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 1980 | UK | Reissue (Burning Sounds)
23,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
180 gram clear vinyl! Album features new cover art, and full colour Insert with extensive Sleeve Notes .

Features bonus track ‘San Salvador (Dub Plate Style)’.

Recorded at Channel One Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica .

Mixed at Harry J Recording Studio, Kingston, Jamaica Probably one of the best vocal roots reggae albums!
Bob Marley - Live At The Rainbow Limited Edition
V.A. - Love Is All I Bring Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan Record Store Day 2022 Orange Vinyl Edition
V.A.
Love Is All I Bring Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan Record Store Day 2022 Orange Vinyl Edition
2LP | 2019 | US | Reissue (Trojan)
36,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Limited to 1125 copies.

This RSD exclusive is a reissue of the well-received 2019 album - Love IS ALL I Bring, presented on orange Color Vinyl. Love IS ALL I Bring showcases the very talented female performers of Trojan Records, who in the world of reggae can often to be overlooked. Featuring vocals from the likes of Millie Small, Althea & Donna, Marcia Griffith, Phyllis Dillion and Susan Cadogan plus productions by Sonia Pottinger this all female collection also includes personal album notes from musician Rhoda Dakar which not only covers the performers on the album but also touches upon the women on the Windrush generation who made so many sacrifices to build and create new opportunities for their families. Split across 2 LP’s with hits on one and rarities on the other, this collection comprises some of the greatest reggae tracks, whilst highlighting the importance and talent of Jamaican female artists
Fish & Goat At The Controls - Against The Tide
Fish & Goat At The Controls
Against The Tide
12" | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Partial)
16,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
UK dub classic dating from 1994 and originally appearing on the Sound `n’ Pressure label. A massive highly sought-after sound system favourite from the 90’s with a dangerous bassline. Featuring four mixes, with sound system legend Aba Shanti guesting on melodica.
Akae Beka - Topaz
Akae Beka
Topaz
LP | 2022 | Original (Before Zero)
21,99 €*
Release:2022 / Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Akae Beka's inimitable style, developed over decades performing with St. Croix based band Midnite and countless recordings (including 2014 iTunes reggae album of the year Beauty FOR Ashes and Ride Tru). At the point of his untimely passing in 2019, he had released over 70LP's. He is without a doubt one of the most prolific reggae artists ever known and his quanity is always matched with quality, with his albums consistently featuring in the top 10 on the billboard charts reggae LPs.

A unique contribution to the sea of Akae Beka titles, this LP showcases Vaughn Benjamin in a stripped back, raw accoustic fashion. An LP which will not be easily confined to any one genre, but for the fans of Vaughns uniquly rich, deep, textrued songwriting, uncompromising devotion to RasTafari and soulful healing melodies an absolute must have!
Sylvan White & The 18th Parallel - Chant Nyahbingeh / Dub Nyahbingeh
Sylvan White & The 18th Parallel
Chant Nyahbingeh / Dub Nyahbingeh
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,54 €* 8,99 € -5%
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
After a first outstanding collaboration on the song ‘Mother Nature’, Greenwhich Farm's singer Sylvan White teams up once again with Fruits Records! On a 80's dancehall rub a dub type of riddim played by The 18th Parallel, Sylvan White sings about his faith in Rastafari and shares his knowledge of the traditional culture, the mystic of the nyabinghi drums.
18th Parallel, The - Meets Horns Of Guiding Star Orchestra: Meeting Ina Wonderland
18th Parallel, The
Meets Horns Of Guiding Star Orchestra: Meeting Ina Wonderland
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Fruits)
8,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Who would ever think to hear a reggae collaboration between Switzerland and Denmark? This is what you get when the heavy sound of The 18th Parallel meets the subtle play of the Horns section of Guiding Star Orchestra. Layed on the Wonderland of Green riddim (The Silvertones, Burro Banton), this instrumental “Meeting Ina Wonderland” proposes a perfect mix between the raw and wild rub a dub vibes of the riddim and the lightness underlined by the jazzy influences of the horns players.
Horace Andy - Midnight Rocker Black Vinyl Edition
Leroy Smart - Be Conscious / Jah Light
Leroy Smart
Be Conscious / Jah Light
12" | 2022 | UK | Original (Archive)
16,99 €*
Release:2022 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Channel One production, Discostyle double header as originally released on the J & J label in 1980.

Both sides come complete with extended mixes running into the version.

On limited red vinyl and housed in Channel One's Super Charge inner sleeve in a quality art board spined sleev
Lloyd Charmers / Charmers Dub People - Slavery / Dub Slave
Lloyd Charmers / Charmers Dub People
Slavery / Dub Slave
7" | 2022 | EU | Original (Hornin Sounds)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Killer 70's deep roots tune by Lloyd Charmers. Recorded at Federal Studio.
Hugh Malcolm - Good Time Rock / Love Brother Love
Hugh Malcolm
Good Time Rock / Love Brother Love
7" | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Harlem Shuffle)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Yet another killer double sider with the first repress of the very rare and terrific "Good Time Rock". Extremely in demand, this rocking track has never been repressed on 7inch vinyl until now. The B side features another rare and wicked tune from Hugh Malcolm. Absolutely essential.
Race Fans, The - What's Wrong With You / Bookie Man
Race Fans, The
What's Wrong With You / Bookie Man
7" | 1968 | EU | Reissue (Harlem Shuffle)
12,34 €* 12,99 € -5%
Release:1968 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
This killer double sider is the first release of the stunning “Bookie Man - What’s Wrong With You”. It was previously released as a blank label only in 1968 and was wrongly credited to The Bleechers. On the B side, “Bookie Man” is a completely different song,and it is a rare and brilliant track in its own right. It is also the first time the two “Bookie Man” songs are featured together on a 7inch.
Byron Lee's All Stars - Soul Ska
Byron Lee's All Stars
Soul Ska
LP | 1980 | UK | Reissue (Burning Sounds)
23,99 €*
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Album first released 1980 and now re-released on RED Vinyl! All songs are performed by Byron Lee’s Allstars. Featuring Ken Lazarus, Jo-Jo, Keith Lynn, Smokey 007, Hubert Lee and Cecil Barker. All the tracks originally recorded in the mid-Sixties, were produced by Alty East, one of the first producers of Ska in Jamaica.
Cynthia Schloss - Ready And Waiting
Cynthia Schloss
Ready And Waiting
LP | 1967 | JP | Reissue (P-Vine)
43,99 €*
Release:1967 / JP – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
How Cynthia Schloss’ debut album Ready And Waiting ended up as part of the infamous tax-scam label TSG Records’ catalogue is characteristically mysterious and unknown. Originally released on Merritone Records in 1976, it’s rich reggae sound is a celebration of life and love, and the Jamaican singer’s syncopated grooves stand apart from familiar TSG funk and soul territory - though both find space to breathe inside the mix of this expansive album. Nevertheless, a year later the album found itself with a new sleeve and identity under the distinct TSG colour and logo. P-vine is thrilled to be reissuing Ready and Waiting as a limited edition LP for the first time in the world with an iconic Japanese obi strip attached.
U Roy / Errol Brown - Rule The Nation / Gemini Rock
Twinkle Brothers - The Sabbath Day / Version
Sublime - Sublime 25th Anniversary
Rockers All Stars - Chanting Dub With The Help Of The Father
Hugh Mundell - Feeling Alright
Ernest Wilson / Simon Nyabinghi - I Know Myself / I Know My Dub
Ernest Wilson / Simon Nyabinghi
I Know Myself / I Know My Dub
7" | 1974 | EU | Reissue (All Nations)
6,74 €* 8,99 € -25%
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
One of the two new 7" from All Nations Records coming early 2022 is a rework of a legendary tune that all reggae fans know. “I Know Myself” from Ernest Wilson has been a regular play by all champion sounds from Sir Cosxone to Jah Shaka and alikes since late 70’s. Never would be the intention to do better, but All Nations Records likes to do his thing a little bit different, so Simon Nyabinghi has rebuilt the tune entirely in his studio in 2022 style. With a clever recipe of carefully picked sounds and a grooving way of playing, it has the original vibes with a bouncing twist that should suit to all original fans and beyond. All in all, a great humble tribute to a legendary artist sadly gone to zion earlier in 2021.
Danny Red - Jah Is Here
Danny Red
Jah Is Here
12" | 2022 | EU | Original (Partial)
12,99 €*
Release:2022 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Originally released on the Abba Jahnoi label in 1993, `Jah is Version’ is one of the holy grail’s of the UK roots reggae and dub scene. A raw and minimalist production style from Danny Red and crew with a stripped down dub version. Other versions and re-recordings of this track have emerged, but this is the original and best.
Iration Steppas - High Rise Vibrations
Iration Steppas
High Rise Vibrations
12" | 1994 | EU | Reissue (Dubquake)
11,99 €*
Release:1994 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
After years of anticipation, here are the Iration Steppa “90s Classic Cutz”, an exclusive re- edition of five seminal UK Dub tracks that revolutionised reggae & electronic music in the 90s!
Harny Roots, Baodub, Jahwind - Mash The Dance Up / Horns Version / Dub / Steppa Mix
Zu-Zu - Winner Extended / Dub
Barry Brown / King Jammy - It A Go Dread
Bleechers, The - Come Into My Parlour / Check Him Out
Bleechers, The
Come Into My Parlour / Check Him Out
7" | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Harlem Shuffle)
11,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
About THE Bleechers

The Bleechers (Leo Graham, Wesley Martin, and a third singer known only as Sammy) were a Jamaican harmony trio who formed around 1968, when they performed some studio work for producer J.J. Johnson. The Bleechers are better known though, for a series of outstanding singles they recorded with famed producer Lee "Scratch" Perry a year later, including the ultra-rare smash hit "Come Into My Parlour" and the brilliant "Check Him Out", both featured on this EP. Sadly no album was ever completed. Surprisingly, the Bleechers are also famous for tracks they did not do but got credited for… The 1968 incredible “What’s Wrong With You”, their first track on an Upsetter blank is actually not performed by them at all but by the Race Fans!!! And the 1969 “Pound Get A blow” also on an Upsetter blank is in fact a song by The Soul Twins. A well-known and explicit track by The Bleechers is the shocking “Ram You Hard” released on the Pama ‘s Punch sublabel in 1969 under the incredible name John Lennon & The Bleechers, where they explicitly describe what's about to happen to a poor young lady: "I ram you hard/To make you feel alright," says the main line repeatedly… Risqué indeed! Even with these few standout tracks, the band lacked any proper recognition at the time. After disbanding, Leo Graham carried on recording for Lee Scratch Perry as a singer and he wrote a handful of great songs such as the lovely “Want A Wine” in 1972 and the amazing “Black Candle” in 1973. Finally, another track Graham recorded for Perry "Voodooism” gave its name to an anthology of Perry-produced Black Ark rarities some 30 years later…

About This Exceptional Release

These two outstanding tracks were released separately on the Upsetter label in 1969: first “Come Into My Parlour” on TMX 202, followed by “Check Him Out on TMX 330. Lee Scratch Perry wrote and produced both songs. “Come Into My Parlour” was also featured on the Trojan’s Tighten Up volume 2 LP that year also!

“Come Into My Parlour” has never been repressed since. It is impossible to find in good conditions and is in great demand.
Ondubground - Addvice
Ondubground
Addvice
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Odgprod)
26,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
"Addvice" is the third album of the triptyque project of Ondubground. Released in 2016 he has become a must have in the dub scene.
Neville Tate - See A Man's Face
Dr. Alimantado - Born For A Purpose
Biga Ranx - Nightbird
Biga Ranx
Nightbird
2LP | 2021 | EU | Reissue (X-Ray)
30,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Biga Ranx is a major artist of the international Dub Scene, he has been acclaimed by the biggest Jamaican MC's over the years for his unique flow and style. From the age of 14, Biga has been working on his lyrics, his compositions, etc.. After 5 albums and 1000 gigs over the world, Biga Ranx his still evolving and his mixing Dub, Electronic, Lo-Fi and Hip Hop sounds.
Amantido Bay Band - Trinity Ft. Lee Scratch Perry
Amantido Bay Band
Trinity Ft. Lee Scratch Perry
7" | 2021 | CH | Original (That's Why)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / CH – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
The third single from Amantido Bay Band and it's the biggest so far. Lee Scratch Perry, the legend, RIP, blessed the drum machine Dub joint Trinity with his wisdom. Amazing. Cop it!
Amantido Bay Band - Flying Through The Air
Amantido Bay Band
Flying Through The Air
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (That's Why)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Another hard hitting pair of Spencer/Hill Reggae. Originally composed and recorded by Italian brothers Duo Oliver Onions brought to a Caribbean feel of off-beat, police-band-horns and muted guitar. Check out the dynamic sound of this!
O.B.F - Fufu Lala Feat. Charlie P & Aza Lineage
Amantido Bay Band - Dune Buggy
Amantido Bay Band
Dune Buggy
7" | 2021 | EU | Original (That's Why)
11,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
You know the famous Italian Duo Bud Spencer and Terence Hill? Well, you should. The films they've made are definitely B-Movie Classics and their soundtracks hit as hard as Bud Spencer's fist. The Amantido Bay Band puts them in a nice shabby old school Reggae dress, their versions could have fit perfectly into the movies...
Don Letts - Late Night Tales / Version Excursion Black Vinyl Edition
Alpha Blondy - Human Race
Popcaan - Survivor
The Teacher - Soul Vibration / Soul Vibration (Version)
Lee Perry - Sound System Scratch - Lee Perry's Dub Plate Mixes 1973 To 1979
Lee Perry & Friends - Black Art From The Black Ark
Lee Perry & Friends
Black Art From The Black Ark
2LP | UK | (Pressure Sounds)
27,99 €*
Release:UK –
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
A tumultuous selection of recordings from Black Ark, Perry's legendary studio and hotbed of creation. Rare 12" versions, unreleased mixes and featuring a stellar line-up, including:

Drums: Mikey ‘Boo’ Richards, Lowell ‘Sly’ Dunbar
Bass: Boris Gardiner, Radcliffe ‘Dougie’ Bryan
Guitar: Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith, Ernest Ranglin, Robert ‘Billy’ Johnson, Lynford ‘Hux’ Brown
Keyboards: Winston Wright, Robbie Lynn, Keith Sterling
Percussion: Noel ‘Scully’ Simms, Lee Perry

A quick internet search brings up some extraordinary footage of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry producing a session at the Black Ark. Taken from the film ‘Roots, Rock, Reggae’, directed by Jeremy Marre, the sequence shows Junior Murvin collaborating with members of the Congos and the Heptones on a song improvised on the spot for the film crew. Before the vocals are recorded, the Upsetters lay down the backing track. The musical director of the session is the afro-haired bass player, Boris Gardiner; unusually, it is he who counts in the band to start each take. After a long conversation with Boris a few years back, I asked Lee about his contribution to the Black Ark sound.

Lee Perry: ‘Boris Gardiner was a good person, just a humble person, and he’s the best person I ever met in the music business so far. Boris is a very top musician, and with him you could put anything together, him do “Police And Thieves” and all that. You just tell him what you want and him can do it. A very great person.’

Boris is probably best remembered today for his huge international hit from 1986, the schmaltzy ‘I Want To Wake Up With You’. Yet in the 60s and 70s he was one of Jamaica’s top bass players and arrangers, having an international hit with ‘Elizabethan Reggae’, and creating a run of classic tunes at Studio One.

Boris Gardiner: ‘I did at least seventy or eighty songs at Studio One, all in this one short period between January and April 1968. And we used to work four days per week, and we did four rhythms per day for 30 pounds a week – it was good money. I played on songs like “Feel Like Jumping”, “Nanny Goat”, “Baby Why” by the Cables, the whole “Heptones On Top” album, and “Party Time”. Lee Perry used to be at Studio One same time as me, kind of working around, so he know me from there. So he came and roped me into the group when the Black Ark studio was in progress. He built it right there at the back of his home. So Scratch called me and asked me to come and do some sessions around his studio. I was always ahead of my time as I can see it, in the music in Jamaica. So the songs that I made you always hear chord progressions and changes. Sometimes I think it’s as if I was born in the wrong country, because I just couldn’t do a two chord tune – heheh! To me it need more than two chords to give it some excitement, like it need some changes or something.’

After years of moving between Jamaica’s competing facilities, Perry had decided to build his own studio at the back of his house in Washington Gardens.

Lee Perry: ‘The Black Ark make over a pile of shit – my pile and me put it under the Black Ark. I make the Black Ark over my shit piss, so the bass always go “Poo Poo Poo Poo”! Errol Thompson put the machines in there, and make the patch panel. So the studio was all waiting, but only me could operate it. I didn’t have the Soundcraft mixer then, I did buy a lickle thing you call a Alice mixer. We didn’t have anything professional, but the sound was in my head and I was going to get down what I hear in my head. And it’s like a toy, a toy affair, that’s the way music is. You see like when you buy a kid’s toy, well you bring a joy to them, so is that way I see music. I don’t see music like how other people see it, I see it just like a toy.’

Unusually, Lee decided to do everything himself, both producing and engineering. The film clip shows Lee fully relaxed as he simultaneously directs the musicians and adjusts his recording machines.

Boris Gardiner: ‘To me Scratch always knew what he wanted. Out of all of them Scratch was a true producer, because he would be in the studio and he would listen and say change this or I don’t like that, and he was his own engineer also, so he was always around there listening. So he knew what he wanted and how to try and get it from the start, unlike Coxsone Dodd or Duke Reid, who knew what they liked or didn’t like only after they heard it. Scratch was in there with everybody, so he is really doing a full production as a true producer.’

Lee Perry: ‘I used to do them all by myself. Anybody in my studio could sit down in the visitor’s chair and look, but me do everything – me have a chair that can move from here to there, a chair that have wheels. So I could be turning in any area or any direction, so I could have my hand over here and my hand over there. Heh heh.’

And at a time when 8 and 16 track recording had become the norm in most high end studios, Lee recorded everything to a semi-professional TEAC 4 track recorder, which he can be seen casually adjusting with a screwdriver in the film clip. He explained that since he would end up mixing down to a stereo (or two track) master, more tracks would just be a distraction.

Lee Perry: ‘It was not a professional tape recorder, I was using those TEAC 4 track set that they was trying like experiment to see what would happen. Well, I have it all set up. The first thing I’d think about, all right, is you have to mix everything back down to the 2 track stereo or 1 track mono. Then you can press it and release it. So I knew what I wanted at the end, and I balance it just like that in the studio with the instruments. Sometime when you put only four or five instrument in the studio, you have a better, cleaner record, you can hear what everybody play. And if you have maybe eight musician in the studio, it’s more like a confusion, because everybody wants to play a different thing, yunno. If you is the producer and you can tell them what you want to hear it will be better. So I can put the bass and drum together on one track because me know exactly what me need. If you don’t know, then you need more tracks so you can balance it later. So for the backing, I would just do the two tracks: the bass and drum and percussion track, that is one; and the guitar, organ and piano on another track, that is two. So you still have two more tracks if you want to do vocal, that would be three. And if you want to do horns or a harmony vocal, you can do that on the fourth track. To me it’s a waste of time, a waste of energy with a 24 track machine, waste of current and waste of money. Because it all have to come down to one or two tracks in the end.’

The early Black Ark sound was stripped down and minimal, often with only one or two musicians playing keyboard or guitar. Lee would also use extreme EQ to emphasize the bass and tops, and his hi-hat sound is instantly recognisable from the earliest days of the Ark.

Lee Perry: ‘Well, I used to have an equaliser for the bass drum, and it’s like for heaviness on the beat, and then I had another equaliser for the cymbal, to give it that “Ssshhh ssshhh”. So we have different machine to send different instrument through that they can sound different. I managed to change the vibration of the music, because the music was just local music produced by rum drinkers and cannibals. So me turn on the music to a higher range.’

Boris Gardiner: ‘I think I always use a DI box to record bass at the Black Ark. Because bass want to fade into the other instruments’ microphone, so we often plug it straight into the board and then Perry sets the EQ on the board and take it straight. Then we built a drum booth so the drums really sound separate too – it give him more control.’

As the Black Ark evolved, Lee developed a richer collage of sound, built around three primary effects: the Mu-tron Bi-Phase phaser, a spring reverb and a Roland Space Echo.

Boris Gardiner: ‘One thing about Scratch was that he always used his effects – that was his sound. He always phase the ska guitar, but you don’t always know he’s recording it like that until he play it back. So until he play it back you have no idea what it will sound like.’

Lee Perry: ‘I did have a phaser that I buy, and then when I’m in the studio, in the machine room, and phasing them, the musicians don’t hear it, what I am doing, until them come in the studio, and them hear the phasing. So we did it all live. And the musicians they won’t even know what goes on! While the musicians are playing, I am doing the phasing. I take the musician from the earth into space, and bring them back before they could realize, and put them back on the planet earth. The phaser was making things different, like giving you a vision of space and creating a different brain, a phasing brain. So that’s where I take the music out of the local system and take it into space. The Space Echo also have something to do with the brain. You send out telepathic message and it return to you, so that’s how the Roland Space Echo chamber come in – what you send comes back to you. And while you know you send the telegrams out, you are waiting for what is the reply of the telegrams coming back. So that’s why the Space Echo go and come, rewinding the brain and forward winding the brain. I was also using a spring echo chamber, but just for drum, for the clash of the drum. And everything just fit in, like the thing I want to do it just come to me and come from nowhere, and then it appear and it happen.’

Boris Gardiner: ‘He loved to do things that nobody had done before, him always try a new thing. And he was a good writer too you know. Perry bring in a drum machine sometimes and we use that on some songs for the Congos and everyone. Well I actually like playing with a drum machine cos a drum machine is always steady. Most drummers they either push forward or pull back – they call it the human touch, but I call it out of time! Hahaha. “Row Fisherman Row” was really the great hit with the Congos, but that is all real drums and percussion, it’s just that Perry makes it sound almost like a machine with his echoes on the percussion. I played on “Police and Thieves” and that was a big hit too, maybe it was Sly Dunbar on that. One day Bob Marley came to him with a song on a tape and said “boy Perry, I don’t really like the bass and drum on this song here, if you can do anything to it then just change it and see if we can get something better”. Well Perry had only 4 track tape at his studio, but this was a 24 track tape that Bob bring. So Perry called me and Mikey Boo and took us down to Joe Gibbs studio and started playing the rhythm and all that on the 24 track. So I was on bass and Mikey Boo was on drums and we listen and we listen, and then we dub it back over to make new drum and bass. Well that song became “Punky Reggae Party”, so that shows you how Bob trusted Perry.’

Lee’s other great innovation was adding layers of sound effects, sometimes live through an open mic, but often pre-recorded onto a cassette tape which he would add to the collage on mixdown. Because these effects – bells, cymbals, animal noises, dialogue from the TV – were not synched to the music, they would add a layer of randomness to the sound.

Lee Perry: ‘You know cassette? I make cassette with sound track, and all those things with cymbal licking, flashing. In my Black Ark studio if you listen the cymbal was high, like “Ssshhh ssshhh”. But I did have them all recording on cassette, and while I was running the track and it was taking the musician from the studio, I was playing the cassette to balance with the drum cymbals and things like that, so them didn’t have to play that because it was already on cassette playing. You could call that sampling. And I have this “Mooooow”, like the cow, running on the cassette, and it go onto the track that I wanted to sound like that. Somebody discover it in a toilet. You know when the toilet paper is finished, and you have the roll, and the hole that come in the middle. Well you put it to your mouth and say “Hoooooo”, and it sound like a cow. You put it to your mouth and you imitating a cow and say “Moooooo”. Heh heh heh. Yeah, sound sampling. Well somebody had to start it, and we was loving to do those things.’

Boris Gardiner: ‘Well the Black Ark did have a strong vibe, but, once everybody all there, most of those guys who smoke really like it, but those who didn’t smoke didn’t really like it, like myself. Scratch is a man who never joke fi draw him herbs, you know? Heheh. But I am not a smoker cos it’s not good for my heart. I have a heart problem called tachycardia, an irregular beat of the heart. So it could be upsetting at times when there’s so much smoking going on.’

By the late 70s the relaxed atmosphere at the Black Ark had soured, as Lee attempted to extricate himself from various outside pressures, and his behaviour became more erratic.

Lee Perry: ‘What happened I did for myself not to be working with jinx and duppy called dread. And those duppies they think that me owe them favour. I open the door, and the duppies them find that me is the door opener, and then the duppies them take shape inna me yard and inna me house, and they were a jinx. Jinx mean bad luck. So to get rid of them, me had to burn down the Black Ark studio fi get rid of jinx.’

Boris Gardiner: ‘Was Scratch crazy? Well some say now that he was just putting on an act. But I think, why did he put it on? After all the problems he was having and that sort of thing, and they were saying that he was getting off his head, and he start to act strange, well I just stopped going. I stopped working there. It wasn’t a good atmosphere – nobody could really enjoy that again. So I called it a day. It is sad after all the good work we did. But when you try to be smart and try to outsmart others, well it don’t work out for long with you. He came and did a show here in Jamaica the other day, but I didn’t really know Lee Perry as a singer. He won the Grammy not long ago, but I find it surprising that he got a Grammy as a performer not a producer. He’s been very lucky: now he is successful in a sense and some people love him cos he’s a character, and they don’t see nobody dressed like that. Hahahah!’

Speaking to Lee in February 2021, via WhatsApp to Jamaica, he sounded relaxed and positive, with more praise for Boris and optimism for the future.

Lee Perry: ‘Boris Gardiner was very good, very great in the brain. He really intelligent in music, and me and him work miracle together! And remember that there was no end to the Black Ark, the Black Ark will be coming back. The Black Ark keep on living and cannot die.’
Mungo's Hi Fi - Antidote
Mungo's Hi Fi
Antidote
12" | 2021 | EU | Original (Scotch Bonnet)
23,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Dub, the breaking down and rebuilding of the reggae rhythm, is a uniquely restorative music. And it is with this in mind, that Mungo’s Hi Fi have created their latest long-playing release. Antidote is a ten-track album of dub remixes to existing and yet to be released Mungo’s produced anthems: inspired by dub pioneers such as King Tubby, Scientist and Errol Thompson, crafted with a futuristic edge. This is an album designed for inner reflection, non-physical travel and communion with nature. In short, it’s an Antidote to all the stress and restriction of modern life.
Bob Marley The Wailers - Duppy Conqueror / Version
Desmond Dekker & Beverley's All-Stars - King Of Ska / Boof Ska
Rootsman, The - Essentials 1996-1998
Rootsman, The
Essentials 1996-1998
2LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Akuphone)
24,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
Akuphone is pleased to present the first compilation dedicated to musician John Bolloten, aka The Rootsman. As a precocious punk, he formed his first band, State Oppression, in his teens. Yet he is best known for his dub music, a genre that gave him international recognition. Largely influenced by the rhythms of North Africa and the Middle East, he built his musical identity around samples from these regional repertoires. His encounter with Bryn Jones — better known as Muslimgauze — further defined his artistic path.

This selection offers an overview of his work from 1996 to 1998, a prolific period when Into The Light, 52 Days To Timbuktu, Union Of Souls (with Celtarabia) and Distant Voices (with Pachakuti) were released. A visionary production that predicted today’s growing international predilection for the musical heritage of the MENA regions.

The compilation is enriched with an explanatory preface by Mabrouk Hosni Ibn Aleya and illustrated with rare archival photos— all of which are contained in a superb jacket designed by the artist Ghiya Haydar.
V.A. - Disco Reggae Volume 4
V.A.
Disco Reggae Volume 4
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Stix)
20,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, proudly presents Disco Reggae Vol. 4, following three precedent acclaimed editions. Imagine the biggest classics from RoyAyers, Chemise, Lyn Christopher, Gerswhin, A Taste Of Honey, Keni Burke, Patrice Rushen or Kraftwek reworked and rearranged as Reggae & Dub killer tunes. Dream no more, the best producers from the Stix roster cooked some magic over these essential tunes: Soul Sugar aka Booker Gee, Taggy Matcher, Blundetto, Mato, Rosemary Martins and Wolfgang signed here the perfect soundtrack to extend the summer and rock the dancefloors! Massive!
Les Mamans Du Congo / Rrobin - Les Mamans Du Congo & Rrobin Yellow Vinyl Edition
Specials, The - Ghost Town 40th Anniversary Half Speed Master Edition
Ras Midas - Let The People Go / Rain & Fire
Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators - Run Sound Boy Run
Bunny Lee & The Aggrovators
Run Sound Boy Run
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Jamaican)
16,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
To celebrate the 20-year anniversary of our label Jamaican Recordings and to mark the sad one year passing of the musical maestro reggae producer Bunny `Striker’ Lee, we have pulled together a brand new collection of some great Bunny Lee rhythms. Our label started way back with initial meetings with Bunny Lee and a promise to keep his music available, out on the streets. He will be sorely missed but will live on through his extraordinary musical legacy and we hope to add to this by including this release to the stable of an unbeatable catalogue. Legendary record producer Bunny `Striker’ Lee’s vast selection of rhythms were ever present at any Sound Clash or Dance worth talking about in the early to mid-1970’s.Where the version found on the b-side of a single or special dub cut on acetates, would be played to win over the people and conquer the dance. Bunny Lee was the undisputed rhythm master and on this special release he is also the MC telling the crowd how it is and that any rival sound system should watch out as he has the rhythms that can reign supreme. The band cutting these timeless rhythms were a group of top Jamaican musicians Bunny had put together called The Aggrovators. The Aggrovators were a group of reggae musicians that usually featured Carlton `Santa’ Davis on drums playing alongside Robbie Shakespeare on bass, with other musicians added like Earl `Chinna’ Smith on guitar and Tommy McCook and Vin Gordon and Lennox Brown added for horn arrangements. Keyboards and organ duties normally fell to musicians Ansel Collins and Bernard ‘Touter’ Harvey. The band was named after singer Eddie Grant had repeated the phrase to Bunny Lee on one of his many trips to England, that such and such artist was giving him `Aggro’. This was a term used in England in the 1970’s by the Skinhead followers of reggae music. A term shortened from the word `Aggrovation’, meaning trouble, fighting or making the situation worse. Bunny Lee was so taken with this term that on returning to Jamaica, not only did he name his group of musicians the `Aggrovators’ but he also named his record shop situated at 101 Orange Street `Agro Records’. We have compiled some great tracks recorded by this fantastic group of musicians. With the added extra magic of Mr Bunny Lee calling it out as only he can on the microphone. Yes Run Sound Boy Run the version master is here…Respect
Lennie Hibbert / Main Roots - Chinese Beauty / Plea My Cause
Chaka Demus & Pliers With Friends - Murder She Wrote / Bam Bam
Chaka Demus & Pliers With Friends
Murder She Wrote / Bam Bam
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Wagram)
19,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Discover the history of the Bam Bam Riddim written by reggae masters Sly & Robbie, among the greatest producers of the genre ! From the instrumental track ë Santa Barbara û to the cult version of Chaka Demus & Friends ë Murder She Wrote û, and including the fantastic versions of Brent Dowe or from Anthony Red Rose.
Luciano - What Are We Gonna Do? / Dub
Akae Beka & Zion High - Livicated
Akae Beka & Zion High
Livicated
LP | 2021 | UK | Original (Before Zero)
21,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Akae Beka's inimitable style, developed over decades performing with St. Croix based band Midnite and countless recordings (including 2014 iTunes reggae album of the year Beauty FOR Ashes and Ride Tru). At the point of his untimely passing in 2019, he had released over 70LP's. He is without a doubt one of the most prolific reggae artists ever known and his quanity is always matched with quality, with his albums consistently featuring in the top 10 on the billboard charts reggae LPs.

This release makes no exception. 5 years on from the original 2016 CD and Digital release which charted at number 6 in the reggae billboard charts, this timeless masterpiece is being re-released on 12" Vinyl and Cassette tape, courtesy of Before Zero Records. Produced by ZIK bassist, JAH David, Livicated was Akae Beka's debut release on the Zion High Productions (zhp) label. The album features solid original riddims composed and arranged by the ZIK family with musical contributions from Aston Barrett Jr. (drums), JAH Bless (horns), Chet Samuel (guitar), and Yami Bolo (melodica). Particularly striking on Livicated are the strident, Burning Spear-like horn arrangements and the variety and range of Drew Keys' keyboard voices.
Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System - Super Ape Returns To Conquer HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
Lee Perry & Subatomic Sound System
Super Ape Returns To Conquer HHV Exclusive Purple Vinyl Edition
LP | 2017 | EU | Reissue (Echo Beach)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Limited edition on purple vinyl exclusive to HHV.

Forty one years after Lee "Scratch" Perry defined dub music with his iconic 1976 Super Ape album, he returns with New York City's Subatomic Sound System to conquer the bass generation. Subatomic reincarnates the magic of Perry's Black Ark studio in Jamaica, going in heavy on Ethiopian horns & percussion, reinvigorated by booming 21st century bass & beats to capture the energy of their innovative live electronic show and vibes of the urban jungle. The original album is a cornerstone in the development of independent, producer fueled, beat and bass driven music. This new album breaks ground of its own as Perry & Subatomic create an unprecedented level of dynamic improvisation between live performers, computers, and studio manipulation, exploding traditional concepts of what is a live performance versus a studio recording.
Alton Ellis & The Flames / Phyllis Dillon - Rock Steady, It's Rocking Time
Horace Andy - Strickly Ranking : The Blackbeard Years 1977-80
Delano Smith / Norm Talley - Constellation Colored Vinyl Edition
Delano Smith / Norm Talley
Constellation Colored Vinyl Edition
10" | 2021 | UK | Original (Sushitech)
13,99 €*
Release:2021 / UK – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance, Reggae / Dancehall
One of the most sought after releases on Sushitech is finally getting a proper reissue as part of the label 15th anniversary celebrations. This limited coloured 10" holds two tracks by Detroit House heroes Delano Smith and Norm Talley. Raw, classic and timeless music by 2 originators! Massive!!!
Walshy Fire Presents - Riddimentary Selection
Walshy Fire Presents
Riddimentary Selection
LP | 2021 | US | Original (Greensleeves)
22,99 €*
Release:2021 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
DJ and producer Walshy Fire (real name Leighton Paul Walsh and member of Major Lazer and Black Chiney)) raids the VP / Greensleeves Records vaults to create a Riddimentary Selection of Dancehall-Reggae hits and personal favourites, for this vinyl LP collection of fully re-mastered, full-length tracks! - These are foundation tracks for anyone who grew up in the 1980s and 90s and a great way to get these hits on a limited press vinyl package.
Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo - Hymne A La Vie
The Ethnic Fight Band - Music Explosion
Prince Alla - Jah Give I Love / Jerusalem
Barry Brown King Tubby & The Aggrovators - Mr Money Man (Extended) / Money Man Dub
Anja G & Dub Kazman - Wrong System / Part 2
Mc Mia & Homegrown Sound - Positive Vibration / Part 2
Singie Singie - Leave Badness Alone / Badness Dub
Al Campbell - Big Man / Version
Sugar Minott / Sly & Robbie & Taxi Gang - Jailhouse / Version
Cornell Campbell - I'm The One Who Loves You / Natural Facts
Murray Man - Break Dem Barriers / Militant Rhythm Version
Mato - Scary Dub
Mato
Scary Dub
LP | 2021 | EU | Original (Stix)
18,99 €*
Release:2021 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall, Soundtracks
Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, proudly presents Scary Dub, a new project by Mato, made of exclusive Dub versions of some of the most famous horror movie soundtracks. Available as Vinyl LP & Digital on February 5th 2021. Do you remember The Exorcist, Halloween, Jaws, Evil Dead, The Twilight Zone or The Return Of The Living Dead and their haunting musical themes? Imagine all and many more remixed by the French dub master, along with three original and scary compositions. Needless to say, Mato, who’s playing most instruments and synthesizers, did a fantastic job and you’ll be blown when hearing these versions. Starting his reggae production career in 2006, Thomas Blanchot (aka Mato) has released music through various projects on EDR Records, Big Singles or Makasound... In the meantime he developed a real trademark: taking over classics French, Hip-Hop, OST, Classical or Pop song, into roots reggae-dub new versions. Besides, since 2010, Mato has built a solid reputation thanks to his hot remixes of HipHop classics on Stix Records.
I-Mitri - Jah Bless We / Instrumental
Paragons - Riding High
Dub Libitum / Chalart58 - No Money No Fame
Dub Libitum / Chalart58
No Money No Fame
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (La Panchita)
8,09 €* 8,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
"This very young reggae trio from Valencia, Spain, hit all the expectations with their first single. 2,8 Millions of views in 6 months on youtube click here for the link . Thousands of commentaries on that video and thousands of followers asking for a vinyl record and a full album of Dub Libitum... That genuine style of those guys hit the hearts of many reggae fans, That kind of "digital numbers" nowadays are for "trap music" or "pop stars", this strange case made everyone crazy and we as label are more than happy that happen for a young guys loving reggae in a very pure and clean style.
Winston Reedy & The Inn House Crew - Black Pearl
Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3
The Revolutionaries - Drum Sound: More Gems From The Channel One Dub Room 1974 To 1980
Barry Biggs / Clarence Wears - Work All Day / Working Mood
Barry Biggs / Clarence Wears
Work All Day / Working Mood
12" | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Onlyroots)
12,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Barry Biggs hit song from 1976. On the flip, Clarence Wears guitar version. Both (vocal & guitar) followed by its dub.
Anthony B - King In My Castle
O.B.F - Signz
Alpha & Omega Meets The Disciples - The Sacred Art Of Dub Volume 1 Record Store Day 2020 Edition
Alpha & Omega Meets The Disciples
The Sacred Art Of Dub Volume 1 Record Store Day 2020 Edition
LP | 2020 | UK | Original (Mania Dub)
24,99 €*
Release:2020 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Record Store Day 2020 Release.
Limitation: 1000 copies.

First time on vinyl. This killer album was originally released only on CD format in 1998, and now, over 20 years later gets a vinyl release including two bonus tracks! This album includes the killer ‘Prowling Lion’ known by everyone across the Dub and sound system scene! Played heavily by all top sound systems!
Blackout Ja /Daddy Freddy - Wine It Up / Printa Riddim
Pressure,Lutan Fyah,Turbulence - Real Ganjaman
Dave Barker & The Upsetters - Popcorn / Tight Spot
Dave Barker & The Upsetters
Popcorn / Tight Spot
7" | 2020 | EU | Original (Harlem Shuffle)
12,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Reggae / Dancehall
For the second salvo in their "loud cut series", the Harlem Shuffle label has raided the vaults of Lee 'Scratch' Perry's legendary studio band, "The Upsetters". On the A-side you'll find "Popcorn" from 1970's "Eastwood Rides Again" album, a hard-edged, Ska-era rhythm & blues rump-shaker that sounds like a Jamaican take on the Meters. The flipside plays host to "Tight Spot", a dubbed-out reggae riddim over which tight saxophone riffs ascend impressively while deejay/singer/mic man attempts to get the dance going with some choice words and phrases. Like the A-side, it's a genuine dancefloor workout.
Von D - Dancehall Saga Feat. Blackout Ja
Von D
Dancehall Saga Feat. Blackout Ja
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Dub-Stuy)
8,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Dub-Stuy lines up another party anthem with Dancehall Saga, a new 12” single featuring Paris-based producer Von D and Kingston vocalist Blackout JA. Both artists have previously contributed to the label, Von D with the acclaimed Wicked Scam EP and Blackout JA on Dubamine’s single “Nicodemus.”
Prince Fatty - Get Ready Feat. Big Youth & George Dekker
Prince Fatty
Get Ready Feat. Big Youth & George Dekker
7" | 2019 | UK | Original (Evergreen)
12,99 €*
Release:2019 / UK – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Limited edition 7” vinyl (750 copies worldwide). Written back in 1966 by Smokey Robinson, the Motown hit ‘Get Ready’
saw global success through The Temptations and has withstood the test of
time for over half a century. Now in 2019, production guru Prince Fatty has
stepped up to the plate with a who’s who of reggae and
Inna De Yard / Horace Andy - Skylarking / Malcom X Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Sabrina Rich - Smooth Operator
Sabrina Rich
Smooth Operator
12" | 2019 | US | Original (Cultures Of Soul)
14,99 €*
Release:2019 / US – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Cultures of Soul is very excited to announce this killer tropical reggae cover of Sade's Smooth Operator. Recorded at Circle Sound Studios in Miami the backing track was recorded by members of the famous reggae outfit Inner Circle with vocals by local area rising star at the time, Sabrina Rich. Sabrina (her real name is actually Sabrena) had been making records in her and her ex-husband's studio in their garage for years. The result of which was the disco 12" Exit/Whispering. Around this time Sabrina was performing in the Palm Beach / Boca Raton area of Florida and performed with Jimmy Bo Horne. Some time after Sabrina worked with a man named Kenneth Corey who mastered her recordings. Kenneth referred her to Roger and Ian Lewis of Inner Circle to help press up their vinyl. They became friends and around 1985 recorded Smooth Operator. During this time they were working and partying hard and experimenting with different ideas and sounds. The track was originally released in small numbers as sort of a demo and never really took off. Shortly after Inner Circle went on tour in Europe and the single went into obscurity until many years later when copies of the record turned up in New York and Toronto. This 12" includes a special discomix edit by Duckcomb a.k.a. Patrick Billard, DJ and record collector extraordinaire.
Alborosie - Contradiction Featuring Chronixx
Israel Vibration - Middle East / Greedy Dog
Israel Vibration
Middle East / Greedy Dog
12" | 2018 | EU | Original (Top Ranking Sound)
12,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Jamaican trio Israel Vibration are one of Reggae's great vocal groups from the 1970s roots era. The trio re-formed in 1988, signed to the RAS label and set to work on a new album known as 'Strength Of My Life'. Produced by Doctor Dread and backed by the mighty force of the Roots Radics, the I-Vibes returned to form and found a new strength and power. The Radics perfectly complement their songs, laying down bass driven rhythms to create a masterful backdrop over which the harmonies conjure up a wide spectrum of moods. Featuring on this Limited 12" release is the crucial and perhaps more relevant to our current climate 'Middle East' plus 'Greedy Dog' with guest musician Augustus Pablo on melodica duties. Under licence and for the very first time ever with their Dub counterparts this release is one for the fans!
Senior Allstars - Freedom Sounds / Freedom Dub
Senior Allstars
Freedom Sounds / Freedom Dub
7" | 2018 | EU | Original (Grover Supreme)
9,99 €*
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Reggae / Dancehall
Released in celebration of the Allstars' 20th anniversary, here's a gorgeous cover of a classic Skatalites tune, with a neat dub version on the flip.
Everal Cooper - Help Out This Nation
Chantells, The - Blood River
Delroy Butler / Horse Mouth - Give Thanks / Herb Vendor
Aston Family Man Barrett & The Wailers Band - Soul Constitution: Instrumentals & Dubs 1971-1982
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