Hylu and Jago (featuring Zico): Vibe (ReDub)

From the production duo that brought us the Anansi Riddim EP (see reggaemusic.org.uk 25th July) this free download is the fourth release from Unit 137. ‘Vibe’ is a ‘ReDub’ of the original garage track previously issued on Black Butter records. This time round, featuring Zico on vocals, it’s a slow-burning dubbier reworking, resolving itself along the […]

Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler

Hot on the heels of the single release of ‘Got Your Money’/’Wet Dream’ (see reggaemusic.org.uk 5th August) here is the full realisation of Prince Fatty’s latest fantasy which is apparently inspired by sources including ‘Kung Fu, vintage public service announcements and dub’.  As well as both tracks from the single, there are another eight assertive […]

Toots and the Maytals: Unplugged on Strawberry Hill

Recorded at Chris Blackwell’s glorious tropical Strawberry Hill overlooking Kingston, this is an unfamiliar unplugged stripped-down Toots. Accompanied by a small gathering including his two daughters on vocals and his son on bass, this sparse treatment breathes new life into songs that have been heard and performed countless times over the years. ‘Pressure Drop’ for […]

Lee Perry

The unique Lee Perry is due for a live session at Fibbers, York, on Saturday 27th October 2012. Who knows what that’ll be like but it should be worth investigating. Probably a good idea to check details and date before then. Meantime here is a reminder of Lee Perry in action in 1982.