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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Powerhouse Compilation

So far I haven’t been very impressed with the reissues coming out of VP’s sister label 17 North Parade. A couple of Joe Gibbs compilations, some Cocoa Tea and Dennis Brown, whatever. Perhaps I’m just put off by their completely hopeless website.
But that’s all about to change, cause their latest project looks like a [...]


Find of the week: Michael Rose’s “Hitler”, a 45 on Volcano from what I suspect is the late eighties. It’s on a nice update of the “Gunman” riddim with added digital drumbeats. The lyrics are somewhat understating (”Hitler! You have done so many wrongs”). Next thing on my list is of course to find a [...]

DJ APR's podcasts

DJ APR from San Diego’s Creation Soundsystem sent me an email pointing me to his podcasts. Check them out over at for some nice heavy roots and early dancehall selections.

Broader than Hollywood Blvd

It was the annual reggae night at the Hollywood Bowl yesterday. Usually I stay clear of shows that attract too many hippies who think reggae equals Bob Marley’s “Legend” album and nothing else. But this year Barrington Levy – one of my favorite singers – was on the lineup, so it seemed like a good [...]