Release Date: 14th February 2020
Leeds' finest reggae rhythm constructors, Danny T & Tradesman, are back with an industrial strength combination enlisting two of Jamaica's top lyricists.
Following the success of their last 12 inch release, Up Deh with Mark Iration, the duo have laid down two heavy duty slabs of pure sound system mayhem.
Mercy features the unmistakable voice and flammable lyrics of ferocious rockstone deejay Capleton. Thunderclap gives a similarly hard stepping backdrop to the younger brother of Supercat, Junior Cat, who carries the hypnotic family style.
The Capleton vocal comes with a pair of spiky, heavily filtered dubs, making mass movement a must.
a1. Danny T & Tradesman - Mercy ft Capleton
a2. Danny T & Tradesman - Mercy Dub
b1. Danny T & Tradesman - Dub Mercy
b2. Danny T & Tradesman - Thunder Clap ft Jr Cat
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Dubbing Sun x Echo Ranks x Radikal Guru bringing the conscious vibes once again.
a1. Dubbing Sun ft Echo Ranks - Politician
a2. Dubbing Sun ft Echo Ranks - Politician (Small Town Dubz Roots Version)
b1. Dubbing Sun ft Echo Ranks - Politician (Radikal Guru Remix)
b2. Dubbing Sun ft Echo Ranks - Politician (Radikal Guru Dub)
Release Date: 7th February 2020
Following the success of Roots Garden records 2019 release ‘Pain Killa’ by Tiawa we are proud to present the second vocal instalment over this deadly contemporary Reggae riddim track from producer Nick Manasseh.
Making his debut appearance on Roots Garden Skari is a versatile & talented young vocalist hailing from Mandeville in the central hills of Jamaica. His sweet vocal tones and singjay style deliver a heartfelt & militant message as he outlines the injustices of Jamaica’s land tax and corrupted socio-political system…..”the country down in the wrong hands, take it from them give who it belongs, ay people who unah charge yah man? A we pay them with tax taxation a we run this nation...”
Producer Nick Manasseh transforms the riddim track on ‘Wrong Hands Dub’ , his trademark sophisticated and subtle mixing skills creating a driving and upbeat dubwise version.
a1. Skari - Run This Nation
b1. Manasseh & Skari - Wrong Hands Dub
Release Date: 24th January 2020
Made using field recordings captured by Archiver on a trip to Japan in 2015, i&i Musik 002 is a two track Jungle release with layered breaks, 808 basslines & chopped up samples. “Jinja” meaning shrine in Japanese, uses recordings taken in & around the sacred Koyasan temple complex in Japan. A deep 808 sub bass backbone & classic breaks have been added to complete the picture on this unique amen roller. On the flip side, “Echo Park” combines snippets from a walk around Shinjuku Gyoen park in Tokyo, with it’s echoed announcements & footstep sounds, together with recordings taken from some of Wakayama’s temples & shrines. Layered classic breaks & an 808 bassline complete this distinctive track. Written & produced by Archiver & mastered by Loz at Fat As Funk. Individually lathe cut by Archiver & released as a limited edition run of 55 hand stamped & hand numbered 10” dubplates. An exclusively vinyl only affair, with no digital release. Design & artwork by Risa.
a1. Archiver - Jinja
b1. Archiver - Echo Park
Repress Due: 31st January 2020
Poland’s finest reggae dubstep export is back to guide us through the
long dark winter with his highly anticipated second studio album,
Subconcious. Mat Miller solidified his position as one of the most
exciting global ambassadors for the sound with his 2011 debut album
and he returns to the mighty Moonshine Recordings with another killer
full length selection of thick dread bassweight and proper roots
vibes. Matt’s influences have always been varied, and his music’s rich
diversity is in full effect across the LP as he adeptly shifts between
tempos and moods, utilising his ear for melody and rhythm to create an
absorbing collection of timeless sounds. The ground shaking
sub-frequencies central to each track are built to challenge
soundsystems and ignite dancefloors, whether it’s on the livewire
rhythms of his jungle indebted track ‘Wicked Dub’, the driving sonic
force of the drum and bass styled ‘Different Dub’ or the dubbed out,
skank-ready movements of tracks like ‘Earthwalker’ and ‘Indra’. As
well as the all-powerful bass pressure, Radikal Guru works with a
colourful array of instrumentation, and brings in characterful
vocalists YT, Danman and Echo Ranks to provide melodic lead and reggae
lyricism on ‘Stay Calm’, ‘Know Yourself’ and ‘Warning!’ respectively.
The final result is shining example of modern roots/ reggae-centred
music in 2013, executed brilliantly and certain to last the test of
a1. Radikal Guru - Earthwalker
a2. Radikal Guru - Stay Calm (feat YT)
b1. Radikal Guru - Different Dub
b2. Radikal Guru - Know Yourself (feat Dan Man)
b3. Radikal Guru - Spaced Out
c1. Radikal Guru - Subconscious
c2. Radikal Guru - Warning! (feat Echo Ranks)
c3. Radikal Guru - Outernational
d1. Radikal Guru - Indra
d2. Radikal Guru - Wicked Dub