Friday, May 17, 2013

Mungo's Hi Fi meets Kenny Knots - Brand New Bangarang

Get ready to experience the Brand New Bangarang which sets a new foundation for the reggae dancehall movement. Kenny Knots comes flying in streaming positive lyrics delivered with rasta fire, while Mungo's Hi Fi provide immaculate production steeped in soundsystem heritage. Chock full of smash singles and brand new dub slates born in the heat of the dance; every track is a tried and tested sound killer.
Kenny Knots has developed his unique and versatile style, nicing up dances worldwide for the last 30 years. He started out as a teenager in the 80s on London's Unity Sound which shot him to fame with singles like ‘Watch How The People Them Dancing’ and ‘Ring My Number’. He is a song writer and performer at the pinnacle of his talent.
Mungo's Hi Fi are ploughing a new furrow through the dry earth of the modern musical landscape. Their fresh take on reggae and dancehall music is sweeping the globe, gathering millions of hits despite being under the radar of mainstream culture.

12” Vinyl printed sleeve 3mm spine
CD Digipack
Digital Formats

A1 Brand New Bangarang
A2 Word Sound and Power (ft. Mikey Murka)
A3 One Life to Live
A4 She Got Love for Me
B1 Sweet Meditation
B2 Rock Inna Dancehall
CD Bonus
Don't Let Them
Rasta Meditation

For a review of this release visit......


Digitaldubs feat Brother Culture - Holding Down A Vibe

Brand new on the Muzamba label is a 7" produced by Brazil's number one soundsystem, Digitaldubs, inspired by the Amazonian Tecno-Brega scene with low tech Casio sounds and featuring the living legend Brother Culture, who works hard to keep righteous dancehall culture alive and always holds down a vibe. Solid release with a tough version.

Released on Vinyl & Digital Formats Formats

B Digitaldubs – Dubing Down A Vibe

Saturday, May 11, 2013


We are proud to announce this album release from Yabass featuring 9 previously unreleased dubplates from the archives of SpringlineJamaica.
This western tinged offering will excite the listener with it’s early Eighties sparce vibes and mixdown.
The tracks are taken from the spoof documentary film of the Willesden Posse’s 1981 dubplate wars with the Harlesden ‘Hang Em High’ Crew which is currently in production. 
The album is available on CD / DDL / TAPE

DDL @ iTunes / Amazon / eMusic / Spotify / RootsLabIntl
CD @ /

Babascum - Down Inna Di Ghetto

Glasgow reggae sound system Argonaut Sounds have released Babascum’s
“Down Inna Di Ghetto”, the first single on their new label Argonaut Sounds Productions, available on limited edition 7” and digital download from 4th April 2013.

Written by Babascum, with backing vocals from Shantha Roberts and produced by Wayne Fortune, the upbeat one drop track stands apart from the dubstep and bass music influences currently dominating in the UK, and takes its lead from the resurgent reggae scene in Jamaica and Europe.

Hailing from St Lucia, Babascum has been resident MC with Argonaut Sounds for several years. Deeply immersed in music from a young age, and from a family of gospel and folk signers, his exposure to sound systems and be felt in his music, with his lyrical content carrying a spiritual message while reflecting the complexities of life.

The social aspect of reggae music is something Babascum holds dear:
“Music has always been my release, my joy, my love, everything. It’s always made me feel part of a community, and I’m so happy to be able to make a contribution to the music.”

After celebrating a decade in the sound system business in 2012, the formation of their new label is the next logical step for Argonaut Sounds, explains producer Wayne Fortune:
“We’ve been privileged to be part of the booming reggae scene in Glasgow for more than ten years, and it seems natural to take the next step and put some of our music out there - it’s been a long held ambition of ours to reach this stage.”

Shantha Roberts, former MTV and BBC Scotland TV presenter, provides backing vocals on the track, and has been a long term collaborator with Argonaut Sounds, having recorded several tracks in her own right for use on the sound system.

The single is available direct from  and from all good record stores and online retailers.

Mungo's Hi Fi feat Yellowman & Mr Williamz - Dubplate Master

Mr Williamz has been in high demand since appearing on Mungo's last album 'Forward
Ever' with his whopping Musically Mad and Computer Age hits. Those clamouring for
more will not be disappointed with his brand new lick, this time a combination with
Yellowman, and when the bassline drops and the vocals kick in it's like cool runnings all

The flip side carries straight karnival style dancefloor instrumental, along with a half time swing version with a totally different groove and dutty, dutty bassline.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Trojan Presents....

Since the launch of the 'Trojan' series in the summer of 2011, UMC's widely acclaimed 2CD 'Presents' range has gone from strength to strength, with the range further bolstered by well received collections highlighting the best in Jamaican sounds from three more legendary labels, Treasure Isle, Island and, most recently, Top Deck.

The latter, which comprises two collections featuring the best of Justin 'Phillip' Yap's  Ska vocal and instrumental productions went on sale a few weeks ago, with initial press reaction universally positive.

Listen to Top Deck Presents Ska Vocal on Spotify Here
Listen to Top Deck Presents Ska Instrumentals on Spotify Here

Later this year, the series will be further expanded by two more Island sets, 'Roots' and 'Original Reggae', with buyers guaranteed no repeat of recordings across any of these sets, fans are assured value for money.


May’s (2013) limited edition 7” is to be another essential item for all fans of classic Rock Steady, with both sides featuring previously un-issued gems from Duke Reid’s celebrated Treasure Isle catalogue. 
Both ‘Soul Love’ by little known vocal group, Joey & Group and ‘What A Situation’ by an as-yet unidentified singer, supported by Lord Comic and Tommy McCook & the Supersonics, sparked huge excitement among listeners of Lady Livewire’s Roots FM show, when they were exclusively aired on the programme last month and now 500 lucky music fans will be given the opportunity to own them on vinyl.

Pre order your copy HERE


The next release in the popular Boss Shots’ 10” range is to feature a quartet of Ska gems from Sonia Pottinger’s famed Gay Feet catalogue. To be released on 27th May 2013, the limited edition single collects four of the producer’s most sought-after mid-sixties sides, all of which featured on the impossibly rare ‘Gay Feet’ LP: Baba Brooks’ ‘First Session’,  ‘Hold Your Head In Front’ by Joe White & Chuck, Slim Smith & the Techniques’ ‘Heartaches’ and ‘By The Sea’ by the Saints
Mastered from the original Jamaican tapes and pressed on top quality vinyl, this is how music should sound.

Order your copy HERE