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Ken Boothe

Ken Boothe: Inna De Yard

Something of a grand occasion in the Reggae world when Ken Boothe releases a new album...and who hasn't shed a tear listening to probably the most touching Reggae love song of all "Everything I Own"?

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Chronic: Chronology (Virgin / EMI)

Chronixx: Chronology (Virgin EMI)

There's been plenty of anticipation around Chronixx's debut long player... "Chronology" is a powerful tour de force, and puts Chronixx at the forefront of the reggae revival...

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adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra : Pin Drop

His offering ‘Pin Drop’ recorded before a live audience at the Little Big Beat Studios in Lichtenstein offers the listener a trip to another distant yet enchanting world.

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Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty : Parking lot symphony

This Grammy-nominated artist-the crescent city crowned prince, takes it up a notch with his debut album for the veritable Blue Note achieving  just enough swagger that his raucous concerts readily contain.

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Matata : Wanna Do My Thing The Complete President Recordings

Their unique fusion of Afrobeat,Afrofunk,Hi Life and Soul music are all bound together with infectious energy and I love it!

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Lakuta: Brothers & Sisters (Tru Thoughts)

Lakuta: Brothers & Sisters (Tru Thoughts)

A gnat’s whisker from landing the album of the month slot. A lovely new find, the debut album from this sizzling Brighton-based collective...

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Africa Airways One & Two: Funk Connection 1973-1980/Funk Departures 1973-1982

On CD for the first time, this two-disc delight was first released in 2015 as two separate vinyl compilations. “Africa Airways,” is a deep exploration into the furthest parts of 1970s and early 1980s African funk.

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The sorcerers

The Sorcerers

A feather in the hat to this diverse UK outfit whose spooky grooves beguiles and beggers belief,yes it's that good.Not one filler on this bone deep beauty so get used to their explicit strangeness..

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london Afrobeat Collective

London Afrobeat Collective: Food Chain

London Afrobeat Collective hone their focus towards what it says on the tin.The emphasis is still on capturing the spirit of the 1970s Nigerian music an era that clearly inspires them........

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The Bluebeaters: Roll With It (Records Kicks)

With the heads up from Noel Gallagher, Italian ska skankers take on an Oasis classic and turn it into a bluebeat beauty! I think you are going to definately roll with this on Mc Duff!

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