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King Zepha's - Northern Sound (LP)
ltd edition of 300 copies, 180g vinyl

18,90 €*
The Melodians - Rivers Of Babylon (LP)
Limited edition of 750 orange numbered copies, 180g vinyl

27,90 €*
VA - Moonlight Groover (LP)
Limited edition of 750 orange copies, individually numbered, 180 gram audiophile vinyl.

27,90 €*
Sound Dimension - Mojo Rocksteady Beat (DOLP)
The Sound Dimension have recorded some of the most important songs in Reggae music; songs such as “Real Rock”, “Drum Song”, “Heavy Rock”, “Rockfort Rock”, “In Cold Blood” – all classic songs that have become the ‘foundation’ of Reggae music, endlessly versioned and re-versioned by Jamaican artists since the time they were first recorded to the present day. As the in-house band at Studio One in the late 1960’s, The Sound Dimension also played alongside everyone from The Heptones, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths and more. Similar to their US counterparts The Funk Brothers at Motown and Booker T and The MGs at Stax, The Sound Dimension recorded on a daily basis incredibly catchy and funky tunes matched by a seamless musicality. Featuring musicians of the calibre of Ernest Ranglin, Jackie Mittoo, Eric Frater, Leroy Sibbles, Don Drummond Jnr, Deadley Headley and more, the Sound Dimension existed from around 1967-70 and all the recordings featured here were originally released during this period. For a band with a fluid line-up, they had an amazingly consistent sound laying down classic rhythms for the singers of the day at Studio One as well as stretching out with their own recordings. Check out the amazing trombone of Vin Gordon, rightly re-named “Don Drummond Jnr” by Sir Coxsone, honouring both the musical abilities of the young Gordon, and that of his forerunner in the Skatalites and ex-Alpha Boys teacher, Don Drummond. His sparring partner on horns would usually be Deadly Headley Bennett. The Sound Dimension featured a unique combination of musicians from different backgrounds, such as those from the original jazz big bands on the island or players from the north coast hotel music circuit; listen to ‘Park View’ and hear the two unique styles of Eric ‘Rickenbacker’ Frater, with his fuzz-box lead guitar, duelling with the jazz virtuosity of fellow guitarist Ernest Ranglin. After Jackie Mittoo officially emigrated to Canada in 1968 (although often continuing to return for sessions), keyboard duties were also supplied by the equally funky Richard Ace or Robbie Lyn all against the rhythmic bass-lines of the Heptones’ own Leroy Sibbles. None of this can explain the importance of this music. “Real Rock”, “Mojo Rocksteady”, “Rockfort Rock”, “Drum Song”, “In Cold Blood” – the melodies to these classic songs are a thousand times better known than the musicians who originally created them. Played and re-played by every house band for every producer on the island, these iconic rhythms became the basis for dancehall and laid the foundations for the future of Jamaican music. This album can be seen as a companion to the earlier Sound Dimension release “Jamaica Soul Shake” and together these two albums make a unique and definitive document of a seriously important set of recordings.

34,90 €*
The Aggrolites - The Aggrolites (DOLP)
800 copies on black vinyl. Includes printed inner sheet with lyrics, credits & pictures

27,90 €*
The Valkyrians - Punkrocksteady (LP)
Their musical inspiration stems from 60´s Jamaican music, and from the British 2 Tone releases of the 70´s and 80´s. To all these spices the band adds a spoonful of their own brilliant pop sensibility which results as an extremely positive and energetic dance music. The Valkyrians has conquered a deserved status on the forefront of the Finnish musical scene. As a proof there are several high praised live reviews and all kinds of awards. The word got around in ska circles and soon they had to take their action to mainland Europe too. Now, a couple of years later they can actually think of Berlin as their second home town.

22,90 €*
VA - Listen To The Music – Caltone's Jamaican 45's 1966-69 (DOLP)
Glorious Silk Screen version of the Caltone album. Each copy is numbered by hand and is part of a set of 120. We are including a copy of the Mass produced version of the sleeve so that you get both versions with the purchase of the silk screen album..

54,90 €*
VA - Shufflin On Bond Street (LP)

21,90 €*
Ernest Ranglin - A Mod A Mod Ranglin (LP)
Mod Mod Ranglin is a fusion of Ska and Caribbean instrumentals by Ernest Ranglin recorded in 1966 while Ska was changing towards Rocksteady. Although Ernest Ranglin recorded 8 solo albums at Federal Records, Mod Mod Ranglin was only the album with Ska instrumentals, interestingly. The album consists of classic Ska, Mento and Carribean songs of all times. From the start to the end, Ernie guitar playing flutters like Caribbean breeze. An instrumental song entitled Felicia is just for the Ska lovers.

24,90 €*
Akatz - Yuyu (LP)
AKATZ sind weder Jamaikaner noch Briten, und sie haben es auch nicht nötig. Sie waren an der Kreuzung zwischen Kingston und Bilbao und haben mit dem spöttischen Geist des New Orleans Mardi Gras geplaudert, der ihnen neue Wege gezeigt hat, um ihren kreativen Weg fortzusetzen. Die Uneingeweihten werden dieses Album wie kopflose Hühner als eine heftige Offenbarung empfangen, und die langjährigen Adepten werden das Ereignis mit Rauch, Brandy und endlosem Tanzen feiern.Auf ihrer fast 30-jährigen Reise haben Akatz eine eigene Persönlichkeit entwickelt, die sie leicht wiedererkennbar, echt und einzigartig macht. In tausend Schlachten abgehärtet, haben sie immer darauf geachtet, qualitativ hochwertige Musik zu machen und jedes Konzert in eine unwiederholbare Party zu verwandeln. YUYU wurde im November 2019 in den Studios von Kaki Arkarazo (Kortatu, Negu Gorriak) registriert und bis zur Veröffentlichung folgte der Fluch der Pandemie. Daher war es die erste selbstauferlegte Mission der Band, diese 12 Zauber in alle vier Winde zu verteilen.Es sind zwölf Songs mit klassischem Ska, Reggae und jamaikanischem Jazz im R&B-Gewand, mit Essenzen von tanzbarem Swing und Punk-Attitüde. Lebenslange Melodien, mit Rhythmus, Swing, Beat und Flow und einer kompositorischen Solidität, die mehrere Lesarten jedes Songs durch Musiker verschiedener Herkunft und Hintergründe zulassen würde. YUYU präsentiert ein Universum, das von Kreaturen bevölkert ist, die fantastisch erscheinen, aber in Wirklichkeit unter uns leben, und die die Band mit feiner Hellsichtigkeit entlarvt.Ein Album, das man von der ersten Kostprobe an genießen kann. Mit spaßigen, unkomplizierten und gut durchdachten Songs, die mit einer guten Dosis Rhythmus und Blues gespickt sind. Es ist klar, dass AKATZ an der Kreuzung zwischen Kingston und Bilbao war und mit dem spöttischen Geist des New Orleans Mardi Gras geplaudert hat, der ihnen neue Wege gezeigt hat, um ihren kreativen Weg fortzusetzen. Die Uneingeweihten werden dieses Album wie kopflose Hühner als eine heftige Offenbarung empfangen, und die langjährigen Adepten werden das Ereignis mit Rauch, Brandy und endlosem Tanzen feiern.

16,90 €*
VA - Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Classics (DOLP)
Spanning over 40 years of the legendary label, this album is a fitting tribute to Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd and is a who's who of Jamaicaan Reggae

34,90 €*