Vinyl LP pressing. Black Ark Vol. 2 is another piece of Lee 'Scratch' Perry's limitless musical puzzle. It's a bedrock of deep and heavy rhythms recorded around Jamaica just before the demise of Perry's famed Black Ark Studio. Black Ark Vol. 2 is the follow up album to the acclaimed Black Ark In Dub that unsurprisingly for an Upsetter release, took a different path. More vocal oriented, the album features extended dubwise cuts of (former wife and co-producer) Carol Cole's 'Ethiopia', The Originals 'Got To Be Irie', Junior Byles 'Mumbling & Grumbling and The Inamans remake of the Bee Gees hit 'How Deep Is your Love', along with an alternate take of the Silvertones roots classic 'Give Thanks' with flute overdub and a couple of solid covers from Third World lead vocalist Bunny Rugs. Originally released in 1981 the hard to find Black Ark Vol. 2 remains a frozen sonic timepiece, captured at the beginning of the end of one era and poised at the start of another.
BIGGEST REGGAE ONE DROP ANTHEMS 2011 presents a selection of hits from the international reggae scene including multiple exclusive tracks plus, Jamaican & European radio hits. Feature tracks include Busy Signal "Tempted to Touch," I-Wayne "Real and Clean" and others.
2010 release from the Reggae singer with R&B phrasing that's turning up the heat with this summer's reggae smash 'Hold Yuh'. with his third studio album Hold You, Gyptian comes into full focus with 12 hot songs especially for the ladies. This album showcases; vintage Dancehall and mid-tempo riddims, strong melodies and Gyptian's suggestive lyrics. The song writer and producer brings a wide range of musical influences to these modern day love songs. Gyptian sings 21st century Reggae with an urban edge and a global appeal.
Richie Spice is an enduring force among reggaes young roots generation. The Biblical story of Job serves as the artists template; that faith in Jah (and music) helps him endure the struggles of life and fame. The mood is hopeful and the sound is soulful. Production and supporting musicians are top flight and the album has a classic yet contemporary sound.
2012 release from the band hailing from California's Bay Area. This 10-track set will be the first release off the new imprint Dub Rockers from reggae giant VP Records. The internationally acclaimed band stays true to the essence of their dynamic sound - capturing the true spirit of roots reggae while blending elements of jazz, funk, salsa and transcendental dub. The album's hypnotic funk based rhythms move from earthy percussion-based tracks to complex impressionistic dub compositions. This sophisticated selection of genre-bending sounds provides the perfect template for some of their most fiery militant and conscious lyrics to date. Lead singer Harrison Stafford feels this is their finest work yet.