Kiko Bun: Where I’m From

Here’s a great new 7” single release from London’s Kiko Bun (Federico Marin), a short and to-the-point reggae song with a retro feel. Recorded in New York, its location allowed the involvement of Ticklah – associate of the Easy Star All Stars – at the production desk and he adds a characteristically busy and deep […]

The Selecter: Subculture

Coventry’s own Selecter, originally formed in 1979, are back with a new 12-track album, produced by Neil Pyzer and mixed by Prince Fatty. Still fronted by lead singer Pauline Black and fellow original member Arthur ‘Gaps’ Hendrickson, it’s good to hear this new music from one of reggae’s great bands. The album is divisible into […]

The Paragons/The Paragons Dubwise

“Featuring”, as the label blurb has it, “the original 1981 Island album, plus the previously unissued accompanying Dub set…” That accurate description sums up this new release from the Paragons, the vocal reggae outfit that gave us the late John Holt and Bob Andy. The year of issue means that these are re-recordings of some […]