issue 75

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Still Pushing EP Randy Valentine Love Herb & Reggae Taj Weekes & Adowa Cry To Me Skip Marley Mildew Riddim Various Artists Wings With Me Eljai Don't Think Twice Fortunate Youth Excuse Me Munga Honourable Steppin Razor EP Christopher Martin The Journey Begins Exile Di Brave Lion's Way Riddim Colony History Kranium Let's Celebrate Briggy & Beenie Man NEW RELEASES 54 Issue 75 / 2015 REGGAE / DANCE HALL Vibration Lab have been on the cutting edge of the bass scene in Europe for a few years now, and they have taken another massive step in dropping the Brass Plant EP on Reggae Roast, their first release for the label. The instrumental EP showcases the futuristic reggae sound that Vibration Lab have become known for, but also nods to the foundations of the sound. Smooth and heavy, with steady rhythms, instrumental melodies and modern dub basslines, this record perfectly demonstrates the ever- changing and evolving sound of reggae, and is sure to be blasted from sound systems throughout the summer. GuEStLiSt REcommENdS: VibRAtioN LAb The UK future dub crew debut on the Reggae Roast label Contemporary Afrobeat trailblazers and firm festival favourites London Afrobeat Collective are set to release their new album Food Chain just in time for summer. The 10-piece collective have managed to combine the energy from their live sets with evolved songwriting and refined musical prowess to create their best work to date. Food Chain is an album of anthemic songs with socially conscious lyrics, set to bold brass lines and hypnotic danceable grooves.The release represents a new level of discipline for the group, keeping true to the original principles of the Afrobeat movement and paving the way for its future as a unique and exciting genre to be heard and enjoyed globally. Since Michael Eavis invited London Afrobeat Collective to open the West Holts at Glastonbury, the band have become a highlight on the festival calendar, having staged highly acclaimed performances at Bestival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Green Man, Standon Calling, Wilderness and more. Their eponymous debut album, successive single releases and remixes have been supported and endorsed by the likes of Questlove on OkayAfrica and BBC Radio 6 Music's Craig Charles Funk and Soul show. The band has also recently confirmed a tour of Nigeria, where they will play four shows across the country as part of the annual Felebration festival. You can also catch them over the summer at Glastonbury Festival, Avant Festival, Mondomix Festival on the Isle of Wight, and at A Festival Called Wonder. After what seems like a long wait, Foston Musik man Patoranking has finally dropped the visuals for his bashment jam 'Daniella Whine'. The video, directed by Clarence Peters and shot in Lagos, shows us the colourful side of Patoranking, and features some big dance steps, as well as cameos from Nigerian artists, including Terry G. 'Daniella Whine' is a class dancehall tune, with expert production from Slick Mo. This is a straight-up party tune that is guaranteed to make your body move, so we're expecting this to get a lot of spins this summer. ARtiSt of thE moNth The international Afrobeat powerhouse release their brand new album on May 25th LoNdoN AfRobEAt coLLEctiVE tRAck of thE moNth PAtoRANkiNG - dANiELLA WhiNE The audio may have already dropped, but it's the new vid that's got us excited More @

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