Album Reviews

Various Artists - Reggae Sunjam (Dub-O-Phonic)

For the past two years, Reggae Sunjam Festival has been Cyprus' biggest reggae event. In collaboration with Easy...


Hugh Mundell - Africa Must Be Free By 1983 (Greensleeves)

In their series of reissues for the occasion of the label's 40th anniversary, this time Greensleeves presents the...


Alborosie - Freedom In Dub (Greensleeves)

Just as was the case predecessor 'Sound The System', with 'Freedom In Dub' Alborosie now also presents a dub version...


Mellow Mark - Nomade (Digital Dissidenz/Self-published)

We might only be discovering him now, but for Berlin-born Mark Schlumberger aka Mellow Mark, 'Nomade' is already his...


The Movers - Kansas City (Soundway Records)

With 'Kansas City', Soundway Records signs for the reissue of an almost unfindable piece of South African vinyl from...


Msafiri Zawose - Uhamiaji (Soundway Records)

'Uhamiaji' sprouted from the collaboration of producer Sam Jones with Msafiri Zawose, son of icon of the Tanzanian...


Meridian Brothers - ¿Donde Estas Maria? (Soundway Records)

Meridian Brothers, the musical playground of Colombian singer and guitarist Eblis Alvarez returns with '¿Donde...


Gogol Bordello - Seekers And Finders (Casa Gogol Records/Cooking Vinyl)

At just under 40 minutes, 'Seekers And Finders' may be the first Gogol Bordello album in about four years, it's also...


Ennanga Vision - Ennanga Vision (Soundway Records)

For Ennanga Vision London producer Jesse Hackett (Owiny Sigoma Band, Gorillaz) travelled to Uganda, where he joined...


Antonio Adolfo - Viralata (Far Out Recordings)

After the release of his 'Destiny' album in 2007, Far Out Recordings now presents this reissue of 'Viralata', the...


Kristine Alicia - Songs From Zion (Rory Stone Love)

The release of Samory I's 'Black Gold' also made us discover 'Songs From Zion' by Kristine Alicia, a Jamaican singer...


Iseo & Dodosound - Roots In The Air (Mundo Zurdo)

Spanish duo Iseo & Dodosound (in true life Madrid based Pamploneans Leire Villanueva and Alberto Iriarte) joined...


Aälma Dili - Pour Une Poignée De Dinars (Vlad Productions)

Aälma Dili (Romani for "the soul of the fool") is a Parisian quartet (Emilio Castiello - vocals/violin/mandolin,...


Richie Stephens - Luv-A-Dub Style (VPal/Steely & Clevie/Pot Of Gold)

For 'Luv-A-Dub Style' Jamaican crooner Richie Stephens stuck with what he does best: delivering a solid lovers rock...


Makan Badjé Tounkara - Daba (Buda Musique)

The ngoni playing of Malian griot Makan Badjé Tounkara (son of Baba Sissoko) may sound way more traditional...


Kingston All Stars - Dubwise (Roots & Wire Records)

After their acclaimed debut, 'Presenting Kingston All Stars', earlier this year, Kingston All Stars now presents...


Dubious - Mumps EP (NunKi.rec)

Ivan Antezza's melodica first popped up on EP's like Dadub's 'Impressions' from 2009 and Jambassa's 'Owls' from 2014....


The Bombay Royale - Run Kitty Run (Hope Street Recordings)

It's only thanks to this third album that we finally got the pleasure to get to know The Bombay Royale. The name may...


Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley - Stony Hill (Ghetto Youths International/Republic Records/Universal)

Excluding his collaboration with Nas and Skrillex, it had already been since the release of his 2005 instant-classic...


Ziggi Recado - The Commission EP (Nayamari Music)

In all honesty we have to admit we'd lost sight Ziggi Recado's career somewhat, but since last year's 'Ivan The...