Panda Dub (feat. Daddy Freddy, Brother Culture and Kali Green): Lent Roots Pour Chant

Lion’s Den, inspired by founder Ras Lion, is variously a label, studio, collective and soundsystem based in Germany and London. It’s been active in assembling different artists and producers to generate contemporary output in dub, dubstep and reggae – as well as running DubDerGutenHoffnung, a regular dub night in Berlin. This first release from Lion’s […]

Winston McAnuff/Fixi: A New Day

This new album from respected Jamaican vocalist Winston McAnuff and French producer/accordionist Fixi is released on October 21st by Chapter Two records. Winston McAnuff has been recording since the late 1970s although, unlike some Jamaican contemporaries, his records were not widely released and thus his recognition remained limited. In recent years he has become more widely known in Europe, […]

UB40: Getting Over the Storm

This is the first release of new material from UB40 for three years (see preview, 3rd July 2013) and in essence it combines their typical sound with some standards from the country music tradition. The opening track, Midnight Rider, starts as it means to go on and, despite the departure of Ali Campbell, it […]

Mighty Diamonds touring

Reggae harmony masters the Mighty Diamonds are due to tour the UK in October, alongside the release of Pass the Knowledge, part of VP Record’s Reggae Anthology series. The release features 40 of their best tracks, many on CD for the first time including some previously unreleased dubplate exclusives. A DVD of The Mighty Diamonds live at […]