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Black Slavery Days The Sound Of St. Ann's
Magnificent roots reggae LP originally issued on the Clappers label: Clayton Downie's productions showcase four vocal groups from Burning Spear's home parish in Jamaica. Fans of 'Marcus Garvey' will be in heaven.



Seiji And Spoonface Yin Yang
West London broken beat meets JA dancehall. A Co-op classic by this Bugz mainstay.



Damon Albarn / Freaks Rappy Song Remix
Courtesy of Freaks Luke Solomon and Justin Harris of the Classic and Music For Freaks labels: the first mix is bumping tech-house, the B more of a Neptunes homage.



Massive Gosine / Maximus Dan / Third Base Dougla
Tearaway soca from the studio of Darryl Braxton, mixing it up with ragga and rave vibes.



Laventille Rhythm Section Two Rhythms
Thirteen and twenty-two minute slices of carnival thunder and lightning from the hill above Port Of Spain in Trinidad. Lengths of steel, assorted bits of metal, African drums. An Honest Jon's recording.



Lif Up Yuh Leg An Trample The Soca Train From Port Of Spain
'a terrific soca compilation... a vital contemporary follow-up to London Is the Place for Me', Village Voice; '*****, Compilation Of The Month', Touch; 'chaotic and compelling... an ace selection', Time Out.



Bettye Swann Bettye Swann
'10/10 Pop music as it should be: beautiful, heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting', NME; '*****', Mojo; '***** A welcome alternative to the over-hyped women singers clogging up today's charts', Daily Sport.



Candi Staton / Pepe Bradock Do Your Duty / Evidence Remixes
Classic soul sides rewound as state-of-the-art dance music: brilliant, epic house, and hard-funk breakbeat.



Candi Staton Candi Staton
'10/10', NME, Vice; '*****' The Guardian, OK, Mojo, The Independent On Sunday, Blender. 'Every single track here says more in its 2-minutes-40 than most artists manage in a lifetime' (Time Out).


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Terry Hall And Mushtaq / Baby G / Ward 21 / Rasta Youth Grow Remix
The second son of King Jammy, Trevor James aka Baby G is at the cutting edge of the new wave of dancehall producers. Jammy's stalwarts Ward 21 and newcomers Rasta Youth on the mic.



Terry Hall And Mushtaq The Hour Of Two Lights
'Terry Hall has returned with his best work in decades... a daring, thoughtful set', The Guardian; '***** the real message lies in the boldness of its musical vision... world music album of the year', The Times.


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Damon Albarn / Phil Asher Sunset Coming On Remix
Broken remix by Phil Asher aka Focus/Restless Soul, featuring Kaidi Tatham on keys and (from the original Mali Music cut) Hassey Sare on violin.



London Is The Place For Me 1: Trinidadian Calypso In London, 1950-56
'an exquisitely poignant, evocative record', Daily Telegraph; 'wonderful... album of the year', Sunday Times; 'simply a classic album. Music by the people, for the people,' The Voice.