Dec 18

Cultural Roots productions by Donovan Germaine

We have just added 5 new singles from Producer Donovan Germaine to our website. Distributed by Gaffa Blue and all nicely packaged in a Gremain house sleeve.

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Dec 3

Tighten Up Crew & Ska Lavin’ 6/12/2014

(in association with Tuff Scout/Out On The Floor Records)
Silver Bullet
5 Station Place
Finsbury Park
London N4

Doors: 8pm-3.30am
Dosh: £3 til 11pm / £4 after
Proceeds go to Alpha Boys School!

Music Policy: Hot Ska, Cool Rocksteady, Boss Reggae, Raw Roots, Vital Dub and beyond…

Hosted by: Tighten Up Crew & Ska Lavin’

Expect the hottest SKA, coolest ROCKSTEADY, ruffest REGGAE, tuffest ROOTS and the hardest DUB on offer in The Big Smoke as TIGHTEN UP CREW and SKA LAVIN’ – two of London’s mightiest revival crews – go toe-toe-toe, tune-for-tune and rewind-for-rewind for much more than just our egos!

We’d planned the event as a benefit for The Jackie Bernard Foundation but the sad loss of our musical hero meant we needed to find an alternative but fitting cause to get behind: Jamaica’s legendary Alpha Boys School nurtured and developed the talents of so many of the artists whose music has had such a profound and positive impact on all our lives. Taking this opportunity to give something back was a no-brainer.

Don’t miss this evening of guaranteed musical wickedness featuring an all-star line up, in an almighty 45-face/off for a great cause… REACH!!!

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Nov 24

The Inturns 'Consider yourself' album on Pressure Sounds

Phil Pratts production of The Inturn Lp 'Consider yourself' alnum is the next release on Pressure Sounds. The release should be available direct from Pressure Sounds in December 2014. The full release date will be some time in Jan 2015. Nine tracks on the 180 gram Lp and and eleven tracks on the CD. There will also be two ten inch releases at the same time. The extended version of the Inturns 'Nothing is Impossible' c/w 'Detour'.

The second ten inch will be the Phil Pratt produced 'What a disaster' by Junior Brown. There is an added remix on the flipside by Russ Disciple.

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Nov 22

3 New Dub store titles just arrived from Japan

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Nov 9

New Sly and Robbie album now available

We have just had stock delivered of the new Sly and Robbie album 'Dubrising' lovingly packaged by Tabau1 from France. Its a 180 gram vinyl album that comes in a gatefold sleeve and paper insert. Excellent release.

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  • Jimmy Riley  - Gunman of JAJimmy Riley Gunman of JA

    A previously unreleased version of Jimmy Rileys thoughtful Gunman of JA. As relevant now than when it was originally released according to Jimmy. Both sides come from dub plates that were re-mixed at King Tubbys. Tougher leaner and deeper than the original mixes. The A side is not on the new album ‘Live it to know it’. Essential roots music from Jimmy Riley backed by Sly and Robbie. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.

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  • Jimmy Riley - Everybody Needs MoneyJimmy RileyEverybody Needs Money

    Two cuts of ‘Everybody needs money’ on the A side. A sparse moody observation on social inequality ‘It's the talk of the town, no money going around’. Sound familiar? It came first time around on the ‘Full Moon’ label and has never been re-pressed. The B-side, which has 2 cuts of Reggae Music, also came on the Full Moon label. Engineered by Scientist and was probably recorded slightly later than the A side. Both the versions of Reggae Music are not included on the ‘Live it to know it’ album. Comes in a hand stamped sleeve.

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  • Jimmy Riley  - Live It To Know ItJimmy Riley Live It To Know It

    Seventeen track set of Jimmy Riley self productions. Some real obscurities mixed with classic material. Jimmy started out with the Uniques as a harmony singer and then moved on to become a lead vocalist after Slim Smiths death. Jimmy worked with Jamaica's best producers as well as crafting an excellent body of work that were released on his own labels such Pee, Yes and Full Moon. This set focus's on his his self produced protest song between 1975 to 1985.

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  • Michael Rose - African QueenMichael RoseAfrican Queen

    Michael Rose's distinctive tone gets on a re-working of Yabby's a King Pharoah's Plague rhythm. Nicely done by King Jammy and comes with a nice dub on the flipside. Excellent.

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  • The Inturns  - Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)The Inturns Nothing is Impossible (extended mix)

    An excellent extended mix by Phil Pratt of The Inturns 'Nothing is Impossible'. First released on a Chanan Jah 12' in the mid nineteen seventies. The Inturns recorded an album and several singles for Phil Pratt before returning to the their original name The Viceroys. Extended mix of 'Detour' on the flipside. Comes in a hand stamped bag. Crisp.

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  • Junior Brown - What a disasterJunior BrownWhat a disaster

    Three cuts of Junior Brown/ Phil Pratts 'What a disaster'. The rhythm was recorded in Jamaica by Sly and Robbie and was part of the Dial M for Murder lp. The Junior Brown vocal was voiced in the UK and released on The Mystic label. We have an extra mix added to the Pressure Sounds release by The Disciple. A killer release that comes in a hand stamped bag made out of re-cycled card.

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