Top Ten Releases of 2014

ALBUMS:

  • OBFWild

OBF’s first studio album has been long awaited by stepper fans around Europe, and it does not disappoint. True to OBF’s reputation, “Wild” is an intense trip into some of the darker and heavier sides of digital dub, and features both legends and the new generation of MCs.

  • Chronixx The Dread and Terrible Project

With his debut LP, Chronixx offers a powerful and conscious LP in true ‘reggae revival’ style.

  • Mungo’s HiFiSerious Time

Mungo’s HiFI confirm their place in the spotlight with Serious Time, a third albums that fully exemplifies their “forward thinking reggae music” ethos.

  • Tuff Scout All StarsTuff Scout Inna London Dub

A heavy dub tour of London courtesy of the Tuff Scout All Stars.

  • Dub DynastyThundering Mantis

Dub Dynasty (aka Alpha & Omega + Alpha Steppa) takes UK Dub to new heights.

  • Black RootsGhetto Feel

The legendary outfit Black Roots return with “Ghetto Feel”: a conscious, horns-filled LP

  • Addis PabloIn My Father’s House

While this remains a hommage to the legendary Augustus Pablo, Addis Pablo doesn’t stay in his father’s shadow. Instead, this album is a showcase of his own sound and mesmerizing talent for the melodica.

  • Midnite – Ride Tru

Although incredibly prolific, each one of Midnite’s albums are works of art: conscious, spiritual, and deeply infused with Rastafarian thought. This one is no exception.

  • DJ VadimThe Dubcatcher

Dj Vadim is mostly known for his work with hip-hop, but with ‘The Dubcatcher’ he proves that Dub and Reggae are no strangers to him.

  • Tour de ForceBattle Cry

The first album from Brooklyn’s heavyweight sound system is a tour de force (pardon the pun), perfectly blending dubstep and bass music with the dub and reggae roots traditions.

SINGLES & EPs:

  • Specialist Moss Feat. MR WilliamzDub Style EP 12″

  • BenidubReconquering Lion feat. Vivian Jackson (Echotronix) 10″

  • Iron Dubz80s Fashion Vol 1 EP 10″

  • Danny RedRasta We Rasta (Youths & Truths) 12″

  • Pablo MosesReady Aim Fire (Repress on ‘Rebirth Records’) 7″

  • GroundationJuggernaut/Fa’ward (Repress on ‘Reggae Archive Records’) 12″

  • Junior KhadaffyRampers Music (Repress on ‘Stereo Uprising’) 7″

  • Don FeJericho (Steppas Records) 12″

  • Moa AnbessaWatch Dem feat. Prince David (Moa Anbessa Italy) 12″

  • Prince JamoHercules (Zion Gate Music) 12″

AF

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