RWDFWD Choice Selections - Reggae & Dubwise
Jah Warrior - Dub From The Heart Part 2
Partial Records / LP / Reissue
Absolutely murderous counteraction to that cult classic 1996 'Dub From The Heart' LP by Steve Mosco aka Jah Warrior.
Distinguished by that signature warping, filtered bass sound (proto-dubstep, if you ask us!) and a mix of visionary steppers style synth & drum programming, along with the use of samples (rare in the reggae world) these Jah Warrior dubwise cuts from the 90's still sound thunderously heavy, and drenched-in-dread more two decades later.
Nightdoctor Feat. Danny Red & Lidj Ishu – Menelik Showcase
Dread Beat / 12" / Original Press
Very rare UK stepping roots from 1992. This first ever 12" on the elusive Dread Beat label, Original UK press from 1992, excavated from our distro in London, and now available in very limited quantity for those who want a slice of this underground UK roots history, with Danny Red & Lidj Ishu on a deejay tip, over a killer rootical, stepping rhythm from Nightdoctor (Chris Lane of Fashion Records and Manasseh both had a hand in production too, I think).
George Nooks - If I Had The World / Computer Paul - Unchain
Black Jack / 7" / Original 2000's Press
This updated lick of George Nook's 'If I Had The World' on a Computer Paul version of the 'Unchained riddim' is real nice. Originally out in 83, in early roots / lovers / dancehall style via Jamaican label 'All Sport', this 2000's 7" version we have in store here comes in a more energetic, digital dancehall style, full of midi horns, synth glockenspiel type sounds, nice backing vocals and that sweet, sweet lovers lyric. This one makes you feel nice.
Dubkasm - Transformed In Dub *Ltd Screenprint Reissue*
Sufferah's Choice Records / LP / Reissue
Originally released in 2010 as the versions to Dubkasm's debut album 'Transform-I' the soundworld dubkasm created here links the worlds of brazilian music, hi-tek UK dubwise and roots & culture music. The Transformed In Dub LP revisits crucial instrumentals from the LP and also harks back at their earlier output with the growling steppers of 'Memories of Xylon', which revisits a Shaka dubplate Dubkasm made in in the early 2000s. We have a very limited repress in screenprinted sleeve here, if you don't own this Bristol classic yet...