Origin One: Dance Again (featuring Charlie P)

Here’s a new release from Nottingham-based DJ and producer Origin One (Kevin Thomson). It’s an advance single from his forthcoming EP entitled ‘Step in Time’. The EP, due for release on 24th March, includes vocals from Rider Shafique, Nadia Latoya (MELONYX), and K.O.G., and is aimed at highlighting the problems experienced during the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown. With funds […]

Don Letts set to visit the North East

Acclaimed DJ, filmmaker and BBC Radio 6 Music host Don Letts is set to perform a one-off North East show when he rolls into Teesside this Autumn. Letts will bring his vast knowledge of reggae and punk music to Middlesbrough Town Hall for a special DJ set on Saturday 23rd November, celebrating the premiere of the eagerly anticipated documentary ‘Rudeboy: The […]

Capital Letters: Wolverhampton in Dub

Capital Letters, producing new music after a gap of several decades, have met with acclaim for their resolute adherence to the authentic sound of Midlands roots reggae. Their comeback release ‘Wolverhampton’ has been positively reviewed on these pages and now we have the complete dub version of the album on separate release. Mixing engineer Dave […]

Yabass Yaba Radics: Dubplate Drifter

This new dub album from Yabass Yaba Radics follows up the recent well-received ‘Community Rocker’ (see reggaemusic.org.uk 12th January 2013) with nine further tracks in a retro dubplate style. Grouped around a spoof Western theme, Dubplate Drifter opens with ‘Arrival’ – a repeating two chord instrumental with its drums and bass rhythm becoming a little […]

Yabby You: Deeper Roots

This Pressure Sounds double-album from Yabby You brings together some little-known bass-heavy roots tunes/dubs together with selected alternative versions, rare dubplates, and tracks previously found only on vintage singles. It is a striking testament to roots and dub at their peak. The compilation revolves around Yabby You’s creative production collaboration with King Tubby, featuring some […]